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Re: Excruciators, fun for the whole family
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2003, 09:00:59 pm »

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As for you, Sudo_Nym, you definitely earned your $5,-! Thanks for volunteering  Wink

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Re: Excruciators, fun for the whole family
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2003, 12:18:51 am »

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Obviously the Dnyarri aren't attaching themselves to the victim's brain. So they control it from afar... Now, what's this "link" between them? how is it established? why can't the Dnyarri just compulse the victim to kill itself, or disconnect easily whenever they wanted? or maybe they can? hmm!


I can't remember quite where I got this impression, but I always thought that the Dnyarri could disconnect from their slaves whenever they wanted, they just didn't because they knew that if a slave got free, it would fight back against the Dnyarri.  The Dnyarri couldn't compel a slave to kill itself (or they could, but wouldn't) because if a slave died while the Dnyarri was linked to it, the Dnyarri would die too.  The reason why the Excruciators worked was because a Dnyarri felt all the pain that a slave was feeling, and would die if the slave died.  So the Ur-Quan put themselves in horrible pain, convincing their Dnyarri masters that they were about to die, and then fought back in their free moments.
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« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2003, 09:45:36 pm »

I don't think the excruciators convinced the Dnyarri on a rational level that their slaves were about to die - but it did activate an un-override-able retraction reflex.
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« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2003, 11:02:18 pm »

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As for you, Sudo_Nym, you definitely earned your $5,-! Thanks for volunteering  Wink


Outstanding!!  I'm gonna eat tonight!

I was once supposed to be a part of a psychological test, but when I showed up for it, nobody was there.  It has occured to me that they were recording my every move and that was the experiment.  Also, I never got the 50 bucks they promised me... those swine.
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« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2003, 03:05:07 am »

I went in for some scientific tests once...  they made me put some shampoo in my hair and tell them the results for 20 bucks.  Now I have a bright green glow year-round...

I guessthey tested it on humans so that they could put on the package "Not Tested on Animals."
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« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2003, 03:34:54 am »

I once went in for a Psych experiment. They told me to put my hand in cold water and record how uncomfortable it was, as time went on (they had a special sheet for this purpose)

For some people, they lied about how long it would be. I was told the truth, as it turns out.

I did get the $15 they offered...

Personally, I was a swimmer in high school, so sticking my hand in ice water was kind nostalgic rather than excruciatingly painful. Maybe the Ur-Quan would feel the same if they tried one on again - Ah, the good old days when we were beating the crap out of the Dnyarri... (HA! I knew I could get us quasi-back on topic!)
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« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2003, 04:01:38 am »

Good try, maybe it will work.

As for the green glow - are you sure it was shampoo?
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« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2003, 06:01:59 am »

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As for the green glow - are you sure it was shampoo?

I probably should have caught on when I realised the other people in the room were wearing bio-hazard suits...
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« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2003, 08:34:28 am »

LOL! I can see them tell you it's to keep the experiment clean from outside influences.

As for you, Sudo_Nym - I bet the really did record your every move and are still watching that video tape whenever their scientific research gets too boring  Wink
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« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2003, 12:58:57 am »

Have you seen any suspicious ppl lately Sudo_Nym? They might STILL be recording you're every move... That's why I never leave the house and wear tinfoil on my head. It keeps them all out.

As for the serious part, I agree with Death_999, I seem to recall it ebing mentioned that they were "unable" to control slaves in great pain, a reflex that proved fatal to them.
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« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2003, 03:05:51 am »

kinda strange that the Taalo didn't help out the freed Ur-Quan slaves. I guess there was no time to get to em' huh?
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« Reply #26 on: March 30, 2003, 03:18:47 am »

The Taalo were exterminated even before the Ur-Quan were divided into their subspecies, so Kzer-Za's discovery had not been made yet.
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« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2003, 04:53:34 am »

o really? hm that sucks.
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Re: Excruciators, fun for the whole family
« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2003, 05:08:37 am »

The Taalo slid to *pretty space* so now the ORZ can chasing them. [grammatical errors intended]

From the chat with TFB:
"<Fwiffo> the taalo live!"

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« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2003, 05:19:46 am »

Well of course I meant "supposedly exterminated," cuz the Taalo live!

But just because they could slide to pretty space doesn't mean they can easily slide back. Or else why haven't they done so?

edit: which I just realized is what EkcoTimer said. Guess I wasn't thinking when I read that, sorry. =)
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