exnihilo: (rational)
Mira Hidalgo ([personal profile] exnihilo) wrote2014-12-23 03:59 pm

11. Aquarelle

[Filtered away from Mal, Iris, and Cassel]

If you know that you were going to lose all your episodic memory - everything you've done, everyone you know - what would you try to record? Would you want your new self to know anything about you at all?

[Gift List:]

Abigail Hobbs - a sprig of mistletoe, without the usual holiday effects, sharpened to a dart on one end, leaves still present on the other.

Arthas Menethil - more spikes. Various sizes, ranging from sartorial to architectural, with one-use adhesive so he can place them as he sees fit.

Barbara Gordon - a dress coat of the same palette- and pattern-mimicking metamaterial as my stealth sheath dress, and some extra fabric to do with as she likes.

Cassel Sharpe - my old skeleton key. He's a warden, so that should be alright.

[The item in question is actually a very sophisticated piece of equipment, a rapid code-generating fractal-based tool for hacking passwords, electronic locks, and other digital barriers. For convenience, it generally looks like an old silver key, simultaneously smooth and ornate; the grooves and shadowy intricacies of darker tarnish and brighter polish are difficult for the eye to follow for long. It's heavy for its size, can fold to any port it needs to.]

Helena - a private mini-fridge and freezer combination, with a palm lock, and snacks she'll like inside.

Iris Wildthyme - a presentient AI, Turing 0.2, with standard engineering modules, to help with her robotics projects.

Luna Lovegood - a book of riddles without answers provided. Pens in several whimsical colors.

Mal - a variety of clip-on epaulettes, including her proper rank, excessive gilt, and symbols absurd and obscene. Anonymously, please also give her gothic opera glasses, depicting the hunt, and a single red herring. Smoked.

Merriel Shelton - that viciously spiced apple-habanero pie Darling fed me on our first date. Served piping hot, as it was to me.

Mickey Milkovich - a book of dirty French.

Stephen Hart - an atmosphere module. One of the good ones, with scents and humidity levels and customizable sound mixes.

Touko Fukawa - one of the nice memories she's lost. Can you do that?

And you should give yourself a first name, if you ever wanted one. Faramond, maybe.
americasdirtiest: (what the fuck)

[personal profile] americasdirtiest 2014-12-24 12:16 am (UTC)(link)
The fuck is with all the existential questions going on?
americasdirtiest: (put that away please)

cw: misogynist language

[personal profile] americasdirtiest 2014-12-24 05:17 am (UTC)(link)
Bitch, you know what I was asking.
americasdirtiest: (shut the place down)

[personal profile] americasdirtiest 2014-12-24 12:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Of the-- [Right.

Fine. Only because he likes you, Mira.]

What's episodic memory?
americasdirtiest: (this shit is just awkward)

[personal profile] americasdirtiest 2014-12-26 02:38 am (UTC)(link)
[He pulls a face, distasteful and uncomfortable. Suddenly, he really regrets getting suckered into these questions.]

I dunno. Family? I guess? The... good parts.

Maybe some people here?
americasdirtiest: (FUCK YOU)

[personal profile] americasdirtiest 2014-12-28 04:38 am (UTC)(link)
[Something about the way she repeats it, like she thinks it's a little silly or naive, embarrasses him. He grimaces and flips off the camera.]

The fuck you parts, okay? You asked.
americasdirtiest: (the fuck is going on with you?)

[personal profile] americasdirtiest 2014-12-28 11:27 pm (UTC)(link)
So what? You don't.
americasdirtiest: (must really clear your mind)

[personal profile] americasdirtiest 2014-12-29 02:53 am (UTC)(link)
Fuck-- [He shakes his head.] Is this 'cause of the flood or... port or whatever it was? The Narnia thing?
americasdirtiest: (stupid fucking questions)

[personal profile] americasdirtiest 2014-12-30 08:59 pm (UTC)(link)
[His mouth twitches, uncertain and unhappy. Would he like that? Would he hate it? He's not sure.]

What were you like? Were you the same?
americasdirtiest: (what the fuck is that thing)

[personal profile] americasdirtiest 2015-01-02 02:25 am (UTC)(link)
[He listens, but he's grimacing by the end.]

Jesus Christ... I dunno if I like other people enough to make that shit work.
mercurialize: (I am completely reasonable)

[personal profile] mercurialize 2014-12-24 01:43 am (UTC)(link)
A fresh start isn't so bad. But that would depend, would others be able to recognize you?
mercurialize: (Sheesh best at disappoint)

[personal profile] mercurialize 2014-12-24 05:22 am (UTC)(link)
Nevermind. Definitely make some notes.
mercurialize: (Wait I can explain)

[personal profile] mercurialize 2014-12-24 05:33 am (UTC)(link)
It depends on who and how you know them. What you think they might do if they figured out you don't remember them anymore. That kind of thing.

So... why are you asking this, anyways?
mercurialize: (Prophecies make squat sense)

[personal profile] mercurialize 2014-12-24 05:37 am (UTC)(link)

Sorry to hear that, then.
darknessb4me: (stark)

[personal profile] darknessb4me 2014-12-28 07:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Memory is who we are.

I'd record everything I could, but it wouldn't matter. I wouldn't really have learned from my mistakes if I didn't remember them.
darknessb4me: (swish)

[personal profile] darknessb4me 2014-12-29 05:40 am (UTC)(link)
No. Why should he trust anyone?
darknessb4me: (snarl)

[personal profile] darknessb4me 2014-12-29 10:38 am (UTC)(link)
Learn by stumbling into the same things I did the first time around. But not by taking the word of someone he doesn't know.
darknessb4me: (kubrick)

[personal profile] darknessb4me 2015-01-02 11:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Not when I don't know I can win.
darknessb4me: (swish)

[personal profile] darknessb4me 2015-01-02 11:30 pm (UTC)(link)
I suppose not.

But life doesn't give you the luxury of never taking chances, either.
darknessb4me: (cowl)

[personal profile] darknessb4me 2015-01-03 06:25 pm (UTC)(link)
If you listened you might be able to pick up where you left off. You're still you. In theory.
darknessb4me: (swish)

[personal profile] darknessb4me 2015-01-04 06:52 pm (UTC)(link)
It is a gamble, then. Not one I'd make willingly.