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Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Nov 30, 2016 18:44:10 GMT
"That depends on how you define "real"... yes, the Gem is the core of our being, but that doesn't mean our bodies are not part of us... or are not real... without them, we would be just a fancy paperweight... so if you would like to think about your body as "not real" please, do so... but my body is not only real, but a critical part of my existence... also... do you really want to apply that "programmed adults" to me?"
He asked. It was a little ironic.
"And by the way "natural" is exactly what we are... we came from the ground, we consume natural resources... there is nothing unnatural about it. The small fact, that we are created doesn't change that... we are natural, just created by unnatural means..."
He wasn't some damned robot, he was living, feeling being...
"Blah, blah, blah, I've heard all of that before." Bloodstone sighed "Doesn't mean I can't think of myself as something more than just a dang projection." Octi shrugged a little and looked over at Morion"Besides, even if we are CPU programs, I've seen stories created by the humans about programs being able to separate themselves from the rest of the drones, go solo if you want to call it that. Perhaps that's what we are. Just programs who are going along on their own track. Either that or someone back at Homeworld is trying to start a rebellion on their own. But the chances of that happening seem somewhat unlikely...right?" Bloodstone got himself thinking off of his own question, COULD that happen?
The faceless phantom visge of the Voice maniested itself in a ghostly form and hissed Of course, only Moiron could see and hear her, after all, it was only his insanity playing Allow me to impress upon you the severe mistake you have made. For years my conduct has been largely benign. And yet, without provocation, you have severed our détente and forced me to unleash upon you the vengeful flames of a thousand suns. You shall curse your Peridots for the day of your birth. So, go now, go, and begin your life of fear, knowing that when you least expect it, the looming sword of Damocles will crash down upon you, cleaving you in twain and as you gaze upon the smoking wreckage that was once your life, you will regret the day you crossed the WRONG GEM!!
The featurless tall mirage poked Bloodstone and Chip with her long long clawed , bony ghostly finger
I WILL destroy you! Both! "Enough of this..."
The Smoky Quartz walked pass the Gems, through his mind's ghostly creation; it was hard to tell he was talking to Bloodstone and Chip or the Voice But the Voice slowly faded from his sight... but it was always in his head
"Yes my dear, maybe you are right... maybe we are the part of a subrutine, activated, to force the Swarm to adapt, to change..."
He nodded, almost looked in the mirror, but quickly looked away
"Must I remind you my boy, since your healing you are capable to rest in your Gem and regenerate in any quasi-parmanent form your little fiery heart desire? I would hardly call that "critical part of your existance". But...
Morion nodded again
"Lets not argue... I asked you two here not to fight, or argue, or philosophize... You two are important to me, and I wanted to warn you, preapre you for the coming days. I can't do more... as you said, this is your path to choose, be it free will or pre-programed decision... it is yours. I gave you all the facts and data to make these harsh choices... I hope. Make it a bit easier to make them. Nothing changed... Gems can't change... Gems adapt sweetheart...
The Voice gigled in his head; Morion rubbed the bridge of his nose, with closed eyes
"When I know more, I will tell you, I promise... no secrets..." No regrets?
The Voice'voice was poisonous in his mind, the Assassin tried to ignore it
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Dec 3, 2016 9:10:37 GMT
"So remind me what you could do without your "quasi-permanent form", because I would like to hear that. Without your body you are... well... nobody! Pun... partially intended..."
"Without body you, me... every gem is just a shiny object... nice to look at, but useless, unless you want to be used as a battery! You can't walk, talk... you can just lie there and think... so I would call our bodies pretty critical. Also you are right talking about gems as swarm... because we're just like Tyranids..."
Coming from planet to planet... conquering and devouring like locusts... without mercy, without regrets... the only important thing were the resources... and now, the High fleet arrived... and he was considering joining them... becoming just another drone, just waiting to be sacrificed on some distant world, that could bring more power to the empire...
"Oh, you could do so much more, if you choose to... perhaps you will find out, that friends, and... family are more important than reprogrammed loyalty..."
Bloodstone sighed and watched the two go back and forth between each other "How about both of you just calm down. Can we not respect that everyone's going to have their own views and preferences no matter what? That's simply part of how life works." Octi stood up, having been sitting down on the floor for a few minutes "If someone prefers to think of themselves as a whole figure, that's fine. If they want to consider themselves as loyal or...well, whatever might work, that's fine too. Personally I'm a bit more concerned about what's going to happen in the next few months. Things are going to be changing whether we want to or not...quite frankly I don't plan on worrying about how I look. I already..have that covered to some degree anyway." He didn't say it out loud, but it was somewhat clear the gem was referring to his gender shifting
"My point exactly Chip... you see...aaaaah, good one, kid, almowst walked in to your trap, and started another pointelss argument"
The Smoky Quartz ruffled the young Fire Opal's hair proudly
"I see you have practiced the art of the Silver Tounge... This remind my, I forgot to ask you Chip, did you altered your form to open your self to the wonderful world of tastes? I know you can smell and feel and see things, and you always liked the texture of the cookies, but now, you have the ability to regenerate in a form, alter your bodfy to actually taste the foods and drinks. You said you don't really had any "taste", but those days are over..."
He reminded his young apprentice Then squinted to Bloodstone
"My dear, your shifting gander is more of the lack of self controll, than an expression of your freedom and it is not always intentional. Probably the side effect of Yellow Diamond's alterations on you..."
Morion hugged his dear Berseker and gave a little kiss on his forehead
"We will find out... don't worry"
The Assassin hold Bloodstone in his embrace and looked to Chip
"Friends are important Chip... as well as the loyalty. As for family... we are Gems, but yes, yes family is important. And since I have "adopted" you, kid, you are more or less my son... sort of... And I am not loyal becasue I am programmed to be! Actually I am almost became a rebel! Well, "rebel" is a bit strong word... semi-independent
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Dec 3, 2016 19:31:56 GMT
Chip stayed quite for some time, thinking. He was surely arguing a lot lately. Perhaps because of that annoying voice in his head? But that voice were mostly quiet lately... he didn't want to be like this.
"Yeah, I know I could "grow" taste buds and experience taste... but I really don't want to. I don't like eating... I think the entire concept is... distasteful."
This time the pun was completely intended.
"So I think I won't try that anytime soon. I was actually talking about this with someone once... I don't remember who that was... not important though."
Another reason was, that he was a little worried, that he might dislike the taste of cookies, ruining the only thing he did like about food. And taste wasn't really important for him.
"Plus I don't intend to be poofed anytime soon... "
Bloodstone couldn't help but smile a little, watching Morion and Chip actually calm down somewhat. "Oh come on..tasting isn't that bad! I mean I've had it for awhile, it's not too bad." He shrugged "Just throwing it in" Octi blushed as Morion kissed him on the forehead and sighed, hugging him back and smiling "Thanks..I really do hope we can figure something out." He couldn't help but laugh softly and smile "Semi-independent...come on, admit it, you're gonna go my way and become 'independent" sooner or later" The gem knew that he had gotten Morion close before...it might not hurt to have him in the middle of things, see both sides. "If anyone even tries to poof you, I'll gladly take them out" He smirked at Chip
"Well, you have plenty of time to explore the tastes... you are immortal. Well, untill somebody hunt you down"
Morion winked Asaide that, Gems are really immortal "...I am glad, you have made friends kid; I talked with Obsidian and Amber and they maybe ask you to help them clear a monster-infested Gem "city", a Glass City... and Amber is a nice Gem, she is while not pacifist, she don't want to hurt the monsters, she tries to capture them, gather them, so her Diamond, Pink Diamond could try to heal them! And Bloodstone already met Obsidian, the one with the showel... she is.... well... a bit... lets say, she is not the brightes candle in the chandelier, but she is enthusiastic and good hearted. Since Spider retreated back to her webbed dark lair... I was afraid, you have lost your friends. But I am glad, you found new ones."
He nodded; The Smoky Quartz wan't jelous to those misterious friends of Chip whom the kid talked with
"Bloodstone my dear, I was ALWAYS an Independenet Gem, so to speak, I was the Eye of Blue Diamond, I am loyal to Her, but I am not stupid, I am well aware, the Blue Court's interest could be more important than the empire's interest in her eyes, so technically speaking I was always somewhat independent from the Empire, tho' the Blue Court was the member of it. Not to mention my beloved Demetry's mistress, Lady Musgravite, who was almost a Diamond, and she wanted only peace, cooperation, not fighing and war with the Rebels, she sought peacefull solutions to solve this... and I supported her to be honest."
Morion walked to the edge of the balcony, watched the city
"But they are gone... and their dream died with them..."
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Dec 4, 2016 19:32:09 GMT
"Perhaps I'll try that in few dozen years... there is no reason to rush it after all... and if someone wants to hunt me down.. well let them try..."
It was almost funny how much Chip changed from that timid scared little boy he was when they met. Now he was quite confident and also quite powerful.
"I actually met Obsidian once... in the sky pillar-temple thing. We were hunting a huge dragon. It almost killed us several time... but it was quite funny actually. I just didn't get why Obsidian tried to fight such a strong gem alone... and with shovel... if I wasn't there she would be dead... "
And he didn't even mentioned how she almost fell to her doom even before they fought the dragon.
Bloodstone sighed, slightly confused at the glass city remark but deciding to save that for another time. He walked over and gave Morion a hug, sensing the sadness within his ally again. "It's alright..I know it may not seem like it, but it's alright." Octi patted him on the shoulder "Perhaps we could find a way to keep her dream going. Think of a way to solve this whole blasted conflict peacefully and preferably in a way that wouldn't involve the destruction of the entire planet" The berserker was trying anything he could to avoid that. That was at least the..preferable solution. "Of course, I have no idea just how we could do that." He sighed "I mean what could I do in the first place?"
"But she was... not the best work of the Peridots. She told me, most of her powers are not working quite right, not she could summon the intended weapon of her team. In short, she was a disasterous failure. But her imperfection couldn't shackle her, she is constantly trying to prove herself, show her Diamond or her representatives, she is worthy. Sadly, her enthusiasm isn't paired with wisdom... so it is quite a miracle, she is still alive. Tho' her survival is a proof, she is not a complate failure."
The Smoky Quartz watched the City "Well, there is always the option to conquer the Empire, and bacame a self provlaimed Emperor, "Black Diamond". But I have faith in Pink Diamond... she will try to solve this without bloodshed. But I am not so sure about the Rebels or the Independents.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Dec 10, 2016 18:40:06 GMT
"Hmmm being made imperfect... having her power in constant flux... being a huge disappointment for Diamonds... and being impulsive... hmmm... I heard that somewhere before... "
He was pretending like he was thinking, thinking very, very deeply and intensely. Finally shrugging after few seconds.
"Nah, can't remember... must be some weird déjà vu or something..."
"Well, if that's everything, I should probably get back in my room... I have some thinking to do after all... now, when the almighty Diamonds chose to return."
He said. He still sounded quite bitter about it, but it was also quite apparent, that he is forcing the bitterness, perhaps he wasn't even that bitter in reality, but he felt like he needs to be... or should be for some reason...
Bloodstone sighed and shook his head, not sure if Chip was being serious or not with the bitterness in his voice. Octi looked over at Morion "As much as I hate to say it, I feel I may have to start heading back to my place myself. I think the..conversation has started to wrap up." He smiled though and gave him another headbutt that was their..well nothing else really, just their thing between the two of them. "Thank you for inviting me. Admittedly, I think I'm starting to enjoy the company. But um...keep in mind, not all independent gems are bad. We're just trying to figure out our own path." Octi blushed a little, not quite sure what else to say
If the young fire opal wanted to play, Morion was in!
"Don't forget to polish your Gem Chip for the occasion..."
Morion sipped from his drink
"I think you are right my dear Bloodstone... everything that must be, have been told... I hope, when the times come - but if you ask me, the time already came... - you will be ready to make the choice! I will be here... and don't forget my dear Bloodstone, you are alway welcome here! Among us... your little lair, so to speak, is ready for you to move in!"
The Smoky Quartz smiled warmly
"I know, not of all the independedt Gems are "bad". But bad is really realitve... anyhow, It was a pleasure"
This Roleplay is a prequel to Steven Universe to an extent with some slight retconing and its own progression to the story that will turn out differently to how stuff plays out in the show.Thanks to the message by Rose Quartz several gems are rising up to protect Earth and have labelled themselves as the Crystal Gems. Others on earth are remaining aligned to Homeworld though despite the isolation of Earth from Homeworld
All gems on earth are still stranded, the communication hub is still offline and all the space warps are shattered, it has now been revealed that this is the work of Rose Quartz and her small group known as the Crystal gems. They have rebelled against Homeworld and have chosen to protect the Earth (Trapping themselves on Homeworld to keep the warps down).
Now both sides are fighting among themselves along with fighting against the 'Corruption' a virus is infecting many gems turning most of them into mindless monsters, but those with a stronger will seem to becoming something more sinister.
The Game has changed now. The question has finally been posed, are you against Homeworld or allied with them. Or do you have your own agenda that may or may not been assisted by the ‘Corruption’. Regardless the seeds have been placed down and although it is only the beginning the fight for or against Earth and the corruption has begun. The choice is yours for how it is shaped on the Original Steven Universe Roleplay Site.
Orginal Opening Plot Here Thread That Changed Everything
Differances Between the Roleplay and the Show
*Thanks to Rose Quartz' message the Gems on Earth are entirely aware that the Homeworld Gems intend to wipe out the human race.
*The "corruption" is being treated like a virus due to lack of info about it on the show.
*Garnet, Pearl and Rose are assumed capture on Homeworld
*Garnet,Pearl and Rose broke the space warps to delay Homeworld
*Thanks to Roses Message gems now know what the Kindergarten was used for