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Title: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: BritishShivans on April 08, 2013, 03:10:06 pm
i'm actually a ravana

ask me questions or something like that
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: Qent on April 08, 2013, 03:13:51 pm
Is shooting off your beam cannons really like hitting your... um... sensitive parts?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: BritishShivans on April 08, 2013, 03:15:37 pm
not really, no

it's more akin to walking up to a random shark who is happy and then proceeding to ruin his day by punching him in the teeth really hard
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: Lorric on April 08, 2013, 03:17:22 pm
Can we get along?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: BritishShivans on April 08, 2013, 03:22:56 pm
depends

if you keep shooting flak at me then most likely no

i need someone to open the universe's tbl files and add the #nopainflash flag to my entry

then things will be fine
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: Spoon on April 08, 2013, 03:40:48 pm
Are you related to the vassago?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: Apollo on April 08, 2013, 03:42:23 pm
Why are yo point-defenses so bad?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: Mongoose on April 08, 2013, 05:08:17 pm
Why are your cables too thick?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: BritishShivans on April 08, 2013, 05:29:47 pm
Are you related to the vassago?

the vassago is my younger cousin with less forward firepower who shows up sometimes. he's anxious so he doesn't go out that often

Why are your cables too thick?

well, that's rather rude, don't you think?

Why are yo point-defenses so bad?

are you calling me impotent
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: Axem on April 08, 2013, 06:03:20 pm
What do you like to eat?

Whats your favorite music?

Are you doing anything after work?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: Satellight on April 08, 2013, 06:06:20 pm
Threads like these are making my day.

Do you use ethanol for fuel ?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: BritishShivans on April 08, 2013, 06:25:43 pm
What do you like to eat?

Whats your favorite music?

Are you doing anything after work?

while i don't exactly 'eat' it could be said i like uranium/radioactives because they are the fuel for my reactors

as for what music I like, I tend to listen to various forms of music, although lately I've been listening to orchestra/techno a lot

work? i just kinda sit here in orbit and that's it, really
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: Phantom Hoover on April 08, 2013, 06:29:06 pm
do the shivans seriously use fission reactors for power
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: yuezhi on April 08, 2013, 06:52:37 pm
were you in a deep, dark and cold closet of space when you discovered your identity?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: BritishShivans on April 08, 2013, 06:54:09 pm
well they're fusion okay

besides they don't just accept radioactives, i can use other things for fuel as well - sometimes i use hydrogen, i just like having an excuse to use radioactive things for fuel

besides i am a ship made by aliens

genocidal aliens

were you in a deep, dark and cold closet of space when you discovered your identity?

yes

then i was wondering where the hell i was
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: Catecholamine on April 09, 2013, 07:08:15 am
What are those red arches on your side for? I always thought they looked like handles.
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: BritishShivans on April 09, 2013, 07:28:34 am
according to my schematics it's some kind of oversized heatsink/coolant pump

and no, i don't really get why it's there either
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: Apollo on April 09, 2013, 07:36:46 am
Can you breathe underwater?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: BritishShivans on April 09, 2013, 07:45:53 am
i don't actually have lungs, you know? since i'm a spaceship
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: yuezhi on April 09, 2013, 08:21:44 am
your offense is strong but your defense is weak. how's your sanity?

do you feel anything when your fighters pour out of your?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: esarai on April 09, 2013, 01:19:11 pm
So you have thousands of little shivans scurrying around inside you.  Do they ever make you do something you don't want to?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: An4ximandros on April 09, 2013, 01:40:25 pm
 What is your relationship towards Demon, Lucifer & Sath? Does Carl ever visit you?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: Apollo on April 09, 2013, 04:05:30 pm
i don't actually have lungs, you know? since i'm a spaceship
Yeah but you like some kind of mutant squid. :p
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: rubixcube on April 09, 2013, 04:08:06 pm
Would you change anything about yourself?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: BritishShivans on April 10, 2013, 12:16:57 am
your offense is strong but your defense is weak. how's your sanity?

do you feel anything when your fighters pour out of you?

my sanity is quite fine, i just don't like how badly they placed my point defenses. as for the fighters thing not really, only when they get stuck in there and smash into everything, which is annoying

So you have thousands of little shivans scurrying around inside you.  Do they ever make you do something you don't want to?

sometimes they push buttons i don't want them to, but other than that they're pretty tolerable

besides, they repair most of the stuff that gets broken (like my beams  :nervous:)

What is your relationship towards Demon, Lucifer & Sath? Does Carl ever visit you?

Demon usually just brags about how big his hangars are, Lucifer likes to glass planets, and Sathanas is prone to overcompensation issues and near-continuously demeans me and Rakshasa for not having BFReds.

Carl occasionally visits and puts smiley face stickers all over my flak guns, it makes me feel a bit better about my anemic point defenses
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: yuezhi on April 10, 2013, 01:48:50 am
I'm a bit disappointed that some of my more racy remarks have failed to damage the hull. But at least we know you are out of the closet :D

Have you gotten the chance to meet Dante?
how do you find VishnansTM?
What was your reaction upon seeing our Colossus?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: BritishShivans on April 10, 2013, 02:04:20 am
I'm a bit disappointed that some of my more racy remarks have failed to damage the hull. But at least we know you are out of the closet :D

Have you gotten the chance to meet Dante?
how do you find VishnansTM?
What was your reaction upon seeing our Colossus?

Dante is apparently having a mid-life crisis and is hiding in a giant dumpster somewhere, as for the Vishnans i'm not sure, usually you have throw hornets into subspace and wait for them to sting one of their ships. then apparently you're supposed to play awful music or something like that and it's supposed to piss them off

my reaction to the Colossus was somewhere inbetween 'holy **** what the **** is that' and 'that is the most hideous ship i've ever seen'

i had actually thought you terrans/vasudans had built a giant bat at first
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: CommanderDJ on April 10, 2013, 02:08:21 am
Is subspace cold? If not, what does it feel like? Do you see it as a giant tunnel like everyone else?

Have you ever been disabled? Did it hurt?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: BritishShivans on April 10, 2013, 02:28:15 am
Is subspace cold? If not, what does it feel like? Do you see it as a giant tunnel like everyone else?

Have you ever been disabled? Did it hurt?

if you mean hurt as in made me really angry then yes

subspace is a blue tunnel to me just like everyone else, although occasionally i see a cloudish/nebula-like thing near the 'spinning' stuff. also, it's actually pretty warm for some reason, judging from my thermal sensors

probably because it's the place that i use to shock-jump things
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: yuezhi on April 10, 2013, 03:47:30 am
did cain have a brother?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: Luis Dias on April 10, 2013, 07:29:12 am
is this some reddit parody? I'm so clueless...
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: BritishShivans on April 10, 2013, 07:35:21 am
is this some reddit parody? I'm so clueless...

scuuuuuuze me. yes i am a ravana. yes i am your board talking about stuff

did cain have a brother?

lilith used to be cain's brother

then lilith realized since we're spaceships gender is pretty irrelevant, so 'he' decided he was a girl now and it made cain cranky

lilith and cain haven't talked to each other in ages, i think it made cain close up since the only cruiser around who is 'male' is rakshasa

and rakshasa has social anxiety like vassago
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: Catecholamine on April 10, 2013, 08:45:30 am
and rakshasa has social anxiety like vassago
They don't seem like they'd be anxious, given their brash offensive design. Are they overcompensating?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: BritishShivans on April 10, 2013, 08:59:55 am
well, the funny thing is that Rakshasa can become quite bold and aggressive, but when required/needing to interact with other ships he'll close up and need help to get through a conversation. as i said earlier more often than not Sathanas will demean him constantly for not having BFReds, so i often step in and kinda just shield him from this

he also has confidence issues when Sathanas is around
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: CommanderDJ on April 10, 2013, 10:31:50 am
Can you tell us about Gigas (http://www.hard-light.net/wiki/index.php/SSJ_Gigas)? What's s/he like? :D
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: Luis Dias on April 10, 2013, 10:50:17 am
We all know Rakshasa is a she, Britishshivans. Your pathetical attempts at misinformation insults us both.
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: BritishShivans on April 11, 2013, 01:11:01 am
Can you tell us about Gigas (http://www.hard-light.net/wiki/index.php/SSJ_Gigas)? What's s/he like? :D

Oh dear god Gigas is the worst

even worse than Sathanas

Lucifer and I actually locked her up somewhere, we're hoping she doesn't get out

We all know Rakshasa is a she, Britishshivans. Your pathetical attempts at misinformation insults us both.

lies

we are spaceships

gender is something we just choose, and if rakshasa wants to be a girl, then that's okay
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: yuezhi on April 11, 2013, 02:51:47 am
what's up with your  moloch corvettes having fighterbays?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: CommanderDJ on April 11, 2013, 03:09:16 am
Why didn't we see you when Lucifer decided to try to glass our planet?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: BritishShivans on April 11, 2013, 03:19:12 am
what's up with your  moloch corvettes having fighterbays?

initially the hangar was supposed to be a service bay that fighters could refuel and be repaired on but given that it had a lot of wasted space 'we' as in Shivans shrugged, or at least performed the equivalent, and then turned the aforementioned service bay into a hangar

it's not like it can really carry that much bomber-wise, anyway. usually it's just a pair of Manticores and some Taurvi bombers.

Why didn't we see you when Lucifer decided to try to glass our planet?

which Lucifer do you mean? there's the one that tried to wipe you guys out during the great war, and there's one that's over here and lives somewhere nearby in the system i'm in and is friends with me

it's quite confusing, actually, it's why i took a name so that i wouldn't be confused with other Ravanas
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: CommanderDJ on April 11, 2013, 04:06:58 am
The one during the Great War, of course! Unless you're saying there's been multiple attempts to glass Earth? :D
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: BritishShivans on April 11, 2013, 06:20:37 am
The one during the Great War, of course! Unless you're saying there's been multiple attempts to glass Earth? :D

okay, so that lucifer

he was... eccentric, had a fetish for fire, would constantly attempt to start fires despite possessing no 'limbs' or rather appropriate appendages to set things of fire with

also really hated planets for some reason

which is most likely why he got on with Sathanas
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: CommanderDJ on April 11, 2013, 06:23:51 am
Awesome. Were you guys mad when we blew him up?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: BritishShivans on April 11, 2013, 06:50:32 am
not really, no

most of us, anyway

Sathanas whines about him dying every now and then
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: FlamingCobra on April 11, 2013, 09:38:30 am
Is she seeing someone else now?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on April 11, 2013, 12:36:14 pm
How many Sathanases are there?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: yuezhi on April 11, 2013, 03:06:37 pm
Why are you telling us all this? Shouldn't some of this stuff be confidential?

Are you one of wouters blue shivans?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: Catecholamine on April 11, 2013, 04:37:13 pm
I had a dream last night where I was walking a Ravana on a leash. Was it you?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: An4ximandros on April 11, 2013, 04:40:25 pm
Shivan rights abuse reported.
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: BritishShivans on April 11, 2013, 09:34:52 pm
Why are you telling us all this? Shouldn't some of this stuff be confidential?

Are you one of wouters blue shivans?

we're the shivan's spaceships, not actually the shivans running around inside of us.

we pretty much talk about what we want haha

How many Sathanases are there?

last time i checked, several hundred thousand. and no, i don't want to meet any of them

I had a dream last night where I was walking a Ravana on a leash. Was it you?

uhh excuse me i think i'm a bit too big for a leash, last time i checked i'm about 2346m long

Shivan rights abuse reported.

it's okay, it's not really like he could've gotten it on me anyway
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: yuezhi on April 12, 2013, 03:24:38 pm
Quote from: http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=82352.msg1643031#msg1643031
Ignore the above. It is irrelevant.

This topic (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=82352.msg1643031#msg1643031) is now about my butt.

My butt is flat and hairy. It is very hairy, necessitating me to scratch it often. It is also flat. It is so flat, that I do not even appear to have a butt at all. This makes me sad.

What do you know about your butt?
Dear Sir,

wtf is this?

Signed Commodore yuezhi, Mrs.

ps. i have never kissed the asshole of a Sathanas because some basilisks suddenly flew out of it as i looked and finished me off after i went through the trouble of that enormous gaseous zone complete with engine wash!
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: aeon48m on April 12, 2013, 06:51:49 pm
Quote
Ignore the above. It is irrelevant.

This topic (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=82352.msg1643031#msg1643031) is now about my butt.

My butt is flat and hairy. It is very hairy, necessitating me to scratch it often. It is also flat. It is so flat, that I do not even appear to have a butt at all. This makes me sad.

What do you know about your butt?
wtf is this?
Ravanas have BUTTS?!  :jaw:
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: Droid803 on April 12, 2013, 07:36:39 pm
Quote
Ignore the above. It is irrelevant.

This topic (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=82352.msg1643031#msg1643031) is now about my butt.

My butt is flat and hairy. It is very hairy, necessitating me to scratch it often. It is also flat. It is so flat, that I do not even appear to have a butt at all. This makes me sad.

What do you know about your butt?
wtf is this?
Ravanas have BUTTS?!  :jaw:
Yes, it happens to be on fire a lot of the time it seems, at least, that's what I think its butt is, couldn't examine it more closely cause it kept shaking my ship around and triggering "Engine Wash" warnings.
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: Lorric on April 12, 2013, 08:01:18 pm
Quote
Ignore the above. It is irrelevant.

This topic (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=82352.msg1643031#msg1643031) is now about my butt.

My butt is flat and hairy. It is very hairy, necessitating me to scratch it often. It is also flat. It is so flat, that I do not even appear to have a butt at all. This makes me sad.

What do you know about your butt?
Dear Sir,

wtf is this?

Signed yuezhi, Mrs.

Oh my, ha ha ha ha ha! *claps*

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: BritishShivans on April 12, 2013, 10:03:48 pm
Quote from: http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=82352.msg1643031#msg1643031
Ignore the above. It is irrelevant.

This topic (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=82352.msg1643031#msg1643031) is now about my butt.

My butt is flat and hairy. It is very hairy, necessitating me to scratch it often. It is also flat. It is so flat, that I do not even appear to have a butt at all. This makes me sad.

What do you know about your butt?
Dear Sir,

wtf is this?

Signed Commodore yuezhi, Mrs.

ps. i have never kissed the asshole of a Sathanas because some basilisks suddenly flew out of it as i looked and finished me off after i went through the trouble of that enormous gaseous zone complete with engine wash!

well yeah, didn't you know that high-temperature exhaust can be interpreted as bad flatulence? 
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: yuezhi on April 13, 2013, 01:43:10 am
do answer the question please

I'll say again: wtf was the point of writing that butt post?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: BritishShivans on April 13, 2013, 02:33:50 am
do answer the question please

I'll say again: wtf was the point of writing that butt post?

the thread became creepy

so i decided to help derail it, although spoon locked it anyway, so it wasn't really that meaningful
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: yuezhi on November 07, 2013, 12:00:02 am
YOU don't look shivan. Unlike your siblings you're not symmetrical with that purse hanging on your side. :P
Excuse you? I am a Ravana, I look *very* Shivan. The only thing I lack is glowy lines.  :P
I already know what you are. Aside from the obvious grey and red, you're indistinguishable with that purse that no other ship in your family of destroyers have. I'm sire I know why I never saw you and Demon together on my sorties.
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: BritishShivans on November 07, 2013, 12:47:33 am
I'm not even sure what that's supposed to be an euphemism for, but us spaceships don't even have genitalia.
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: CT27 on November 07, 2013, 03:57:47 am
Can you tell us what the Gargant is really like?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: MitoPL on November 07, 2013, 05:18:14 am
OK...

Can you talk to "your" Shivans?

Where the hell is Bosch?

Do you make some acrobatics occasionally?

What is your relation to Ancients?

And what did you do with them!?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: BritishShivans on November 07, 2013, 05:51:44 am
Can you tell us what the Gargant is really like?

Gargant is like Sathanas, but much, much, worse. Much worse. So worse that in fact, the last time Gargant talked about something, he ripped open a hole in the space-time continuum and we had to bring a significant portion of the fleet to fix it. It was highly publicized and pretty embarrassing to everyone.

To say the least, we don't talk about Gargant anymore.

As to answer your next questions;

1. I do, in fact have conversations with the Shivans performing maintenance on my systems. Occasionally they have interesting things to talk about, and sometimes the things the say confuse me. For instance, I have no idea what a "cake" is, only that it's some kind of food item.

2. Oh, Bosch? Wasn't he that funny Terran who could speak Shivan we picked up in that nebula, and then promptly died because neither the Shivans or we, their spaceships, had any idea how human anatomy functioned?

3. I had to look that up. Are acrobatics some kind of maneuvers, except for tiny Terrans/Vasudans?

4. I never really knew the blue people all that well. Lucifer (the one that fought against you guys) bragged about having burned all of the planets they were on, but I never actually saw one of the blue people's ships.  For some reason us Ravanas never got called in to fight them. Ever.

5. I didn't do nothing. Look at 4.
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: CT27 on November 07, 2013, 01:51:07 pm
I have a few more questions that I came up with:

1-Do you ever wish you had the more spread out firepower of Demons rather than the forward firepower you were designed with?

2-How come the Shivans didn't design more ships with the Lucifer's shield, is it super-expensive or something?

3-Being very well-armed for their size, do Liliths have a massive ego?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: MitoPL on November 07, 2013, 03:17:02 pm
Do you have a "hive mind" of some kind? Does your intelligence grow when you're with <many> more Shivans?

And acrobatics... Did anytime some of your Shivans pissed you off enough to have the desire of shaking them a bit / to make them hurt? That's acrobatics :).

Maybe you would borrow me your weapon control for some time? I still need to take care of some buisness with them being helpful.
I could also place some "Little doctor" cannons on you, maybe one on front and two on the sides?

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Oh, Bosch? Wasn't he that funny Terran who could speak Shivan we picked up in that nebula, and then promptly died because neither the Shivans or we, their spaceships, had any idea how human anatomy functioned?
You don't probe men! It's rude! And it's E.T's job!
Eh... He was stupid... He could stay on Iceni with his supplies, and oxygen. Much of it.
That reminds me - what do Shivans breathe with if they do?

And if you like radioactive "food" for your reactors... Now i prefer your frontal beams than rear engine wash  :nervous:.
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: BritishShivans on November 07, 2013, 05:38:02 pm
I have a few more questions that I came up with:

1-Do you ever wish you had the more spread out firepower of Demons rather than the forward firepower you were designed with?

2-How come the Shivans didn't design more ships with the Lucifer's shield, is it super-expensive or something?

3-Being very well-armed for their size, do Liliths have a massive ego?

1. I occasionally wish I had an extra pair of LReds mounted on my sides, but I've got decent subspace maneuverability - if I'm not in an optimal position to destroy something, I can jump out and reposition myself.

2. Officially the reason is because shields provide no protection against beam cannons, but unofficially, it's because we sane spaceships (the Demons, the Cains, the Liliths, the Ravanas) and our Shivan passengers have noted that shields on a ship appear to vastly amplify the arrogance or worst traits of a ship. Lucifer didn't even have that many beam cannons yet he was probably the worst destroyer behavior-wise to be among us for years.

3. The Liliths are usually pretty nice. They're a bit audacious, but they're not assholes to everyone, like Sathanas or Dante.
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: BritishShivans on November 07, 2013, 05:56:24 pm
Do you have a "hive mind" of some kind? Does your intelligence grow when you're with <many> more Shivans?

And acrobatics... Did anytime some of your Shivans pissed you off enough to have the desire of shaking them a bit / to make them hurt? That's acrobatics :).

Maybe you would borrow me your weapon control for some time? I still need to take care of some buisness with them being helpful.
I could also place some "Little doctor" cannons on you, maybe one on front and two on the sides?

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Oh, Bosch? Wasn't he that funny Terran who could speak Shivan we picked up in that nebula, and then promptly died because neither the Shivans or we, their spaceships, had any idea how human anatomy functioned?
You don't probe men! It's rude! And it's E.T's job!
Eh... He was stupid... He could stay on Iceni with his supplies, and oxygen. Much of it.
That reminds me - what do Shivans breathe with if they do?

And if you like radioactive "food" for your reactors... Now i prefer your frontal beams than rear engine wash  :nervous:.

1. Uhh, not really? There's not really a link between us spaceships and our Shivans, asides from internal maintenance. The Shivans keep us running and we do things for them.

2. I believe that'd be a breach of the contract I have with my Shivan crew. And besides, I think you're underestimating how good at staying attached to things Shivans are. Once I took some kind of huge torpedo to one of my hangars, and there were some Shivans holding onto something at the time. The explosion didn't even phase them.

3. I'm not sure what you mean by "borrow", but I could just shock-jump whatever is annoying you? And isn't a doctor like a engineer, except for small people? And wouldn't being "small" mean that the people-engineer would be truly tiny?

4. Shivans don't breathe. In fact, none of us even knew that you Terrans and Vasudans need some mixture of gases to breathe.

5. And it's not even really food. I'm a spaceship. We don't "taste" or do...well, do whatever this "flatulence" thing is. I also never got around to saying this, but I meant to say the reactor my chassis uses is a hybrid fusion-fission reactor.
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: CT27 on November 07, 2013, 06:52:17 pm
Which Terran destroyer (Orion or Hecate) is a more tougher opponent for you?  The Hecate has more fighters/bombers, but the Orion has better anti-capital coverage.
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: MitoPL on November 08, 2013, 03:06:55 am
Little doctor is only a sarcastic name of a good weapon:

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The Molecular Disruption Device, commonly known as the MD Device, Doctor Device, or Little Doctor as a play on the acronym, was a powerful weapon capable of destroying a planet. The device, as described in Ender's Game, as a missile device used to create an atomic state in which electrons cannot be shared. When this happens, the molecule splits into separate atoms, which create a chain reaction in inducing a similar splitting state in surrounding mass. The more massive the target, the greater the firepower of the weapon.
(Thanks to Wiki)
Still, the part "missile device" in this text is disturbing. Missiles can be shot down - if you will get one down close enough to you, you might be... vaporised. Beam or cannon would be better.

And do small ships (fighters, ect.) speak? What do they tell you?

Earlier there was a conversation about gender stuff. Ships can be reconfigured, right?  :p
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: -Joshua- on November 08, 2013, 06:07:12 am
What's the deal with that lucy we call the "Nyarlatothep"? We got her out of her subspace trappings, then she and some other dudes go full berserk on us!
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: BritishShivans on November 08, 2013, 06:25:32 am
What's the deal with that lucy we call the "Nyarlatothep"? We got her out of her subspace trappings, then she and some other dudes go full berserk on us!

The Nyarlatothep.... ah, her. She wanted to go home. Really badly. I don't think all those years she spent around Lucifer did her any good.

And do small ships (fighters, ect.) speak? What do they tell you?

Earlier there was a conversation about gender stuff. Ships can be reconfigured, right?  :p

Yes, the small ones speak. They're not usually sapient, though - they're more akin to pets or attack dogs than anything else.

And due to being spaceships, we don't actually have anything like you Terrans or Vasudans. Gender tends to be more a aspect of the persona we choose. When we're born, or rather, built, we usually pick what we like. Some ships opt to have no gender, and some ships, like Lilith, pick a gender. It's not something we tend to worry about much.

Which Terran destroyer (Orion or Hecate) is a more tougher opponent for you?  The Hecate has more fighters/bombers, but the Orion has better anti-capital coverage.

Orions actually stand somewhat of a chance of shooting back or getting some shots in before they fall to my beam cannons. I'm not sure if you Terrans have gotten the hang of or build sapient spaceships, but I feel really sorry for ships of the Hecate class. The poor placement of their armament means they really tend to be able to retaliate, and fighters/bombers are usually irrelevant when you're only around for a minute or two at most.

Usually. Once I fought a Hecate whose crew had better situational awareness then most, and had a group of fighters on patrol. I damaged the Hecate pretty badly, but ended up losing my beams and had to pull out.
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: Phantom Hoover on November 08, 2013, 06:35:52 am
What class of anima are you working under these days?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: BritishShivans on November 08, 2013, 07:19:26 am
Hmm. Usually tends to be the holocide animae. Occasionally I'll get a job from the apatic animae asking me to shock jump a certain ship and vice versa.

It's very weird, you know? You're used to just flying around, obliging the requests of your "crew", or doing your own thing, and then suddenly these guys from another universe calling themselves, for example, the "crumpet anima" come along and ask you to perform a job. "My" crew were pretty confused at first, but they eventually acclimated after we learned these guys were Shivans, too. Albiet, most of them are like the fighters and bombers - not actually sapient.

I wonder if they have anything to do with this "Blue Planet" thing I've heard of?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: CT27 on November 08, 2013, 01:35:03 pm
Thanks for the opinion on Terran destroyers.  On the other side, how do you feel about your Vasudan destroyer opponents (Typhons and Hatshepsuts)?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: MitoPL on November 08, 2013, 04:44:48 pm
Hm... So what's about this entire violence of Shivans? I know, the Lucifer was a creepy sadist, but his fleet? And then the Shivans from the nebula? Sathanas fleet? Capella?

And what do you think of having that "Little doctor" weapon installed?

I wonder if you really should make a video "Life of a Ravana" ant post it on YouTube :P.
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: BritishShivans on November 08, 2013, 05:50:20 pm
Hm... So what's about this entire violence of Shivans? I know, the Lucifer was a creepy sadist, but his fleet? And then the Shivans from the nebula? Sathanas fleet? Capella?

And what do you think of having that "Little doctor" weapon installed?

I wonder if you really should make a video "Life of a Ravana" ant post it on YouTube :P.

I'm not quite so sure. Usually it seems the Shivans ask us to attack things for various reasons. The first, well.... Lucifer (the one that attacked you people the first time around) was a eccentric fellow with some kind of fire fetish, and promptly decided that he felt like burning things. The rest of the fleet accompanying him.....not so sure.

2nd time around was us reacting to that Bosch's NTF thing after they opened the blue people's spinny thing and shot at us. We pretty much just collectively shrugged our non-existent shoulders and went home after Bosch talked to us. Sathanas....well, the Sathanases usually tend to be pretty uniform. After Sathanas got killed by your Colossus, the rest of them got really angry and wanted a "barbeque" - whatever that's supposed to be. I think it's some kind of Terran initiation ceremony? Small people are strange.

Basically the Capella thing involved the vast majority of us just leaving while a group of crazed pyrophiliacs ran around breaking things. We figured out when you were trying to seal the Capella jump node. Some of us, including myself tried to ensure that the Sathanases got stuck in Capella, but most of them *somehow* got out anyway.  :mad:

And the little doctor thing? Sure, so long as it has variable output settings.

As for the "Life of a Ravana", I've noticed you Terrans have this thing called FRED2. Depending on the circumstances, I might use it to make a campaign to show what life is like amongst us Shivan spaceships.

Thanks for the opinion on Terran destroyers.  On the other side, how do you feel about your Vasudan destroyer opponents (Typhons and Hatshepsuts)?

I've heard of a Typhon somewhere before, but I'm not quite sure if they even exist. I've seen a Hatshepsut, but never fought one.

Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: -Joshua- on November 12, 2013, 01:01:24 am
Quote
As for the "Life of a Ravana", I've noticed you Terrans have this thing called FRED2. Depending on the circumstances, I might use it to make a campaign to show what life is like amongst us Shivan spaceships.

It has been an advertising campaign all along!  :nervous:
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: yuezhi on November 12, 2013, 02:10:23 am
Is there anything special about the Taranis among shivans?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: BritishShivans on November 12, 2013, 03:06:14 am
....not really. The Shivans themselves didn't care too much. But us, the spaceships? Well, even the bunch of misfits that went with Lucifer wanted to save him. Then Lucifer went and murdered him for some reason.

 :(
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: yuezhi on November 12, 2013, 05:26:02 am
Are dragons and scorpions sapient?
By experience they do annoying **** that warrants having a brain.
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: Charismatic on November 15, 2013, 11:23:49 pm
VishnansTM??? Whats a Vishnan?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: MitoPL on November 16, 2013, 05:29:31 am
Charismatic, try Blue Planet: Age of Aquarius... Then you will know...

And about the Sathanases... So they "barbecued" the Capella system and many of themselves... Berserk mode?

Which brings me to this: Is it you, ships, or Shivans hate us so much to try to wipe us out?

Psyche test: You've met a lone Hasteshpsut and it's not attacking you... If you would have some means of communication, would you use it? What would you do after?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: Veers on November 16, 2013, 06:36:01 am
Do the Shivans, do they try and take you out on joy flights or anything weird like that?, pick up other Shivans.. and stuff...

Is there a particular reason why the Shivans like red?, and would you like to be.. painted (?) a different colour?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: BritishShivans on November 16, 2013, 10:34:41 am
Charismatic, try Blue Planet: Age of Aquarius... Then you will know...

And about the Sathanases... So they "barbecued" the Capella system and many of themselves... Berserk mode?

Which brings me to this: Is it you, ships, or Shivans hate us so much to try to wipe us out?

Psyche test: You've met a lone Hasteshpsut and it's not attacking you... If you would have some means of communication, would you use it? What would you do after?

1. The Sathanases are like that. So yes, it could be said they went into berserk mode.

2. It's ...varied. I just treat it as any other job. It's probably the Shivans who hate you, but I don't know - some of them might not. I'd have to ask them. Most of us spaceships just tend to oblige in their requests in exchange for maintenance.

3. Communicate and try to learn something from the experience. And afterwards... Do whatever I was doing beforehand, I suppose?

Do the Shivans, do they try and take you out on joy flights or anything weird like that?, pick up other Shivans.. and stuff...

Is there a particular reason why the Shivans like red?, and would you like to be.. painted (?) a different colour?

1. Occasionally, they do. Sometimes a group of Shivans onboard want to go see a nebula or two, so I take them there.

2. Shivans simply.... glow red. No reason to not continue making things glow red, I imagine. I wouldn't mind glowing blue instead of red, though.

Are dragons and scorpions sapient?
By experience they do annoying **** that warrants having a brain.

I've got yet to meet a sapient Dragon or Scorpion, but they tend to be quite intelligent. Still not close to being sapient, but they're around the level of one of those ...toddlers I hear about. Or those crow things.
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: MitoPL on November 16, 2013, 11:00:43 am
 :wtf: Ok... So how could you describe Shivan society? Any art, hobbies... politics... and stuff like this?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: Nyctaeus on November 17, 2013, 05:40:52 am
Shivans? Society? Hobbies? Politics?... Culture? I don't think they are even to able to think about stuff like this. Shivans probably don't have individual consciousness and characters.
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: BritishShivans on November 17, 2013, 06:42:30 am
:wtf: Ok... So how could you describe Shivan society? Any art, hobbies... politics... and stuff like this?

To say the least.... it's very complex. Given that I've been to several different universes, each of which has often had varying differences among the local Shivans, it can be stated that trying to pin one particular description on the whole of Shivan "society" would be missing the point.

The Shivans are strange, like all you small people seem to be, and they possess multiple societies - each of which has it's own variations and differences. For instance, the Shivans I'm "used", i.e the Shivans of whom who do maintenance on my systems and who I have a contract with are not quite like you Terrans and Vasudans, but they do possess "likes" and hobbies. On a separate note, a Shivan isolated from "mainstream" society occasionally develops... quirks. Carl would be one of those Shivans.

And then there's those "Blue Planet" Shivans, who appear to be mostly mindless, except for those Animae who give me jobs sometimes.
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: Husker on November 17, 2013, 04:16:37 pm
If you were to suddenly lose your Shivan crew, if humans and/or Vasudans were to board, would you try to communicate peacefully an try to get them to perform repairs and maintenance? Or would you attempt to space them and go back to Shivan space?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: yuezhi on November 18, 2013, 05:23:36 pm
Faces, in the nebula! :shaking:
Is it clowns? Carl? Shivins? Headz?
You most tell us what this is: http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=48561.0
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: Husker on November 18, 2013, 10:25:49 pm
Hallucinogens. In other words, (please don't kill me...) LSD.




Or more likely, over active imaginations.
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: BengalTiger on November 21, 2013, 08:27:42 am
... after they opened the blue people's spinny thing and shot at us.

Is the Blue Man Group in fact undercover Ancients?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: BritishShivans on November 21, 2013, 09:05:27 am
... after they opened the blue people's spinny thing and shot at us.

Is the Blue Man Group in fact undercover Ancients?

That's.... a good question. Unfortunately I've never seen one of the blue people for myself, I only know that they apparently glow blue and have reflective blue "skin". Just like their ships. Might be a coincidence of some sort.
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: yuezhi on November 21, 2013, 09:17:48 am
Hallucinogens. In other words, (please don't kill me...) LSD.




Or more likely, over active imaginations.
:beamz:
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: BritishShivans on November 21, 2013, 09:19:24 am
Also, as a side note, I've never seen "faces" in any of the nebulas I've been to. Are the participants of that thread's optical sensors malfunctioning in some way?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: MitoPL on November 21, 2013, 10:43:26 am
From what i know, they're not malfunctioning... possibly overfunctioning :)
It seems that the fault is in their neural system architecture, making them see the paterns...

and...

Do Shivans like nebulae? Are nebulas something special for them?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: BritishShivans on November 21, 2013, 05:30:40 pm
They certainly like the aesthetics of nebulae, that's for sure.
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: An4ximandros on November 29, 2013, 03:22:43 pm
Does it disturb you some terrans have found ways to hijack you (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbKHDa0n3kw) and utilize your beamz at their leisure?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: BritishShivans on November 29, 2013, 04:20:20 pm
Are you sure that they just didn't hack into my storage and retrieve a recording of me shooting at a Hatshepsut and a Deimos?  :nervous:
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: DahBlount on November 29, 2013, 08:21:59 pm
Are you sure that they just didn't hack into my storage and retrieve a recording of me shooting at a Hatshepsut and a Deimos?  :nervous:
You mentioned earlier that you hadn't fought a Hatshepsut. Is this a new development?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: Veers on November 29, 2013, 08:42:44 pm
Probably a simulation  :blah:

Any ideas if Carl was on holidays recently?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: BritishShivans on November 29, 2013, 10:22:49 pm
Are you sure that they just didn't hack into my storage and retrieve a recording of me shooting at a Hatshepsut and a Deimos?  :nervous:
You mentioned earlier that you hadn't fought a Hatshepsut. Is this a new development?

It was a simulated training exercise.

Probably a simulation  :blah:

Any ideas if Carl was on holidays recently?

Carl keeps talking to me about a "Christmas" every now and then. I am aware that it is some sort of time in which the mercantile forces on your home planet lower the prices of everything, and that you Terrans are apparently obligated to wear strange hats during this period.

I wonder how many times Carl has visited your home planet for this ...event?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: Husker on November 30, 2013, 11:17:08 am
If you were to suddenly lose your Shivan crew, if humans and/or Vasudans were to board, would you try to communicate peacefully an try to get them to perform repairs and maintenance? Or would you attempt to space them and go back to Shivan space?
Could you answer this please?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: Veers on November 30, 2013, 07:38:27 pm

Probably a simulation  :blah:

Any ideas if Carl was on holidays recently?

Carl keeps talking to me about a "Christmas" every now and then. I am aware that it is some sort of time in which the mercantile forces on your home planet lower the prices of everything, and that you Terrans are apparently obligated to wear strange hats during this period.

I wonder how many times Carl has visited your home planet for this ...event?

Thanks, We had a Mr. Carl check into our hotel several weeks ago.. and nearly 50% of our staff have not been seen since. Probably unrelated though..., as Christmas was still a while off at the time.
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: yuezhi on March 15, 2014, 10:53:13 pm
http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=384.msg6948#msg6948
I've found more of Carl's awesomeness, but why does he work for TBP? :confused:
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: BritishShivans on March 15, 2014, 11:14:54 pm
i'm not even sure if that counts as a necro or not

and yes

carl does... THINGS
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: CT27 on December 02, 2014, 08:09:04 pm
Which GTVA weapon do you hate more, Trebs or the Maxim?  Unfortunately for you it seems they can both be used by fighters to seriously weaken a destroyer.
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: An4ximandros on December 02, 2014, 08:18:27 pm
What is love? What is Hate? What is it to be? What is the purpose of us lesser incipients?
Title: Re: so yeah guys i wanted to tell you something
Post by: BritishShivans on December 03, 2014, 11:07:50 pm
how could i hate trebuchets and the maxim when i can just grow new beam cannons

the pain of losing beams is temporary to the one of not being able to think about how to answer these questions

and i'm pretty sure the purpose of these lesser incipients is to just be there and kind of serve as a filler and stop things from being bland and ugly

at least, that was what the friendship anima told me

the holocide anima aboard the lucifer said lesser incipients are very nasty and like to eat their own young and setting fire to themselves all the time

but then again, that was the lucifer

he was never a particularly sane fellow