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[IC] [BBS] Status Report
[IC] [BBS] Status Report
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It's been a while

And I think I'm going native.

The girls have never known anything that wasn't a Space Station, with their entire lives being managed by others. If you put Sylvie at the controls of a Space Shuttle, she could probably land it safely. I had to explain how to put out the bins and seperate the recyclables. There are so many things they just don't understand. They're naive, but not children.

Every day is full of new experiences for them.

Sylvie acquired a motorcycle. Don't ask how - but it had all the right paperwork when she parked it up.
Anri's reading Tolkien, and diving headfirst into the internet.  
Nam likes cats. Cats don't like Nam.
Lou's taken to jogging in the park. She's active and busy.

We had our first three bookings recently, playing mostly small local places and bars. It's sort of thrown up a problem. Playing music is a very different thing from making music. We can play covers to pin-point precision, but we're still struggling to find our own voice. It's difficult when they don't have that much to draw on. Sylvie and Anri more....

The themes that're coming out are pretty clear. Fear, control, resistance, subjugation, domination, escape, solitude, freedom....

We've pulled three songs out of it.

"Quite an Experience,"
"Earthbound"
"1000 defeats, but still indistructible."

We have a small page Spotify. We are on Patreon. Anri came up with a great gimmick where we'd livestream hearing a song for the first time, then playing it straight through without practice. For a handy donation, someone could even suggest the song live.

It's nothing if not a demonstration of utter programmed skill. Something that came in handy when clients needed to be entertained on the spot.

The girls enjoy the live shows anyway. It's one of the few chances we get to really cut loose and be what they are rather than pretending to be what they aren't. Finding venues, getting bookings - getting gear where it needs to go - it's work, it's intense at times, but it's not stressful work.  There's something exciting in it.

I'm happier than I've been for a while, and that's not because of any emotional interlocks.

The country shut down a few weeks ago due to a surprise snowstorm. The sort we never get. I taught them about snowballs. The heating in the building failed again, but we had other ways to keep warm together. It's hard to be alone - harder than ever - i think it's a programming quirk. Just being together in the one room with the fire going watching Bladerunner while the meltwater drips in the pots.

In other news we picked up another guest a few days ago, after our last show. I came up with the perfect title for our anime.....

"My life in a harem with Lt. Commander Data."

I love the smell of rotaries in the morning. You know one time, I got to work early, before the rush hour. I walked through the empty carpark, I didn't see one bloody Prius or Golf. And that smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole carpark, smelled like.... ....speed.

One day they're going to ban them.
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[IC] [BBS] Status Report - by Dartz - 04-22-2018, 12:45 PM
RE: [IC] Status Report - by Labster - 04-23-2018, 03:34 AM
RE: [IC] Status Report - by Dartz - 04-23-2018, 04:11 PM

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