Douglas Sharper visits the UruObsession Neighbourhood

Date: 2003-12-18
Location: UruObsession Neighbourhood
Logged By: KnitCucmber

Douglas Sharper:
Hello
Nelson:
What brings you here?
Douglas Sharper:
I’m not sure.
KnitCucmber:
Shorah Douglas. You’re not invisible this time. :)
an’nie:
Any news?
Douglas Sharper:
No. Have you heard any?
Kyrah:
So here is the famous Douglas…
Douglas Sharper:
I heard from someone that Dr. Watson was around earlier.
Douglas Sharper:
Curious as to what he had to say.
an’nie:
No Just Rand and Watson have been to some hoods
KnitCucmber:
I heard that he and Rand were both there.
Nelson:
He was, talking about how taking Phil away was for his own good
Douglas Sharper:
That’s funny
an’nie:
Just that Phil was being well taken care of
Nelson:
But that it wasn’t for the sake of us, the explorers
Douglas Sharper:
Of course.
Douglas Sharper:
What else would the good Dr. say.
Nelson:
I don’t know
Douglas Sharper:
Poor Dr. Watson.
Nelson:
So you haven’t heard anything from Phil?
an’nie:
How goes the plan with your hood douglas?
Douglas Sharper:
I feel bad for him really.
Cycreim:
Oh, hello Doug.
Douglas Sharper:
Still working on it. Having some trouble with the doors.
Nelson:
Understandably, they took his Relto book and KI
an’nie:
Poor watson???
KnitCucmber:
Need a little elbow grease? :)
Douglas Sharper:
Yeah Poor Watson, he’s in over his head.
Nelson:
Oh, I thought you meant Phil
Douglas Sharper:
More than elbow grease.
an’nie:
hope he figures it out
Nelson:
What do you mean that Dr. Watson is in over his head?
KnitCucmber:
Monkey wrench? :)
KnitCucmber:
Dead weight to throw at the door?
Douglas Sharper:
It’s too much for him. He’s not meant to be a governor.
Douglas Sharper:
He’s a field director for digs.
KnitCucmber:
Is that was he’s being set up as?
Douglas Sharper:
Basically.
Nelson:
I hadn’t realized he had become a governor.
Nelson:
Madness.
Douglas Sharper:
He can’t lead thousands of people.
Nelson:
If not him though, who should be in charge?
Douglas Sharper:
Nor does he want to, I’m sure.
Cycreim:
What’s the news on Phil, anyway? I’ve heard all sorts of crazy stories.
KnitCucmber:
I thought Engberg was going for ruler.
Douglas Sharper:
I haven’t heard anything from Phil. Supposedly they are goign to let someone go see him?
KnitCucmber:
I think that is Rand.
Nelson:
I hadn’t heard that!
an’nie:
yea right….
an’nie:
Hard to believe
Cycreim:
I still think they should just let him go.
KnitCucmber:
Wonder if he’s in a white coat?
Cycreim:
It just ain’t right.
Nelson:
What could they be doing that’s good if it requires kidnapping him?
an’nie:
anything we can do to help???
Douglas Sharper:
I just hope they let him out soon.
KnitCucmber:
As do we all. :)
Nelson:
Wasn’t the opening of the Pub meant to help?
KnitCucmber:
I haven’t been able to get into the city yet to see the pub. :(
Douglas Sharper:
The opening of the pub is only a taste of what is possible.
KnitCucmber:
Been playing with the pumpkins in my hood.
Cycreim:
Um, no offense, but I think the pub thing was a bit… uh, too much.
Douglas Sharper:
We’ll see how the DRC reacts.
Nelson:
So it wasn’t directly related to taking Phil?
Douglas Sharper:
Too much?
an’nie:
Do you think it is possible to break more barriers with enough people
KnitCucmber:
Either that, or we’ll all freeze in one place. ;)
Nelson:
Well, we removed their barriers. Jmping them is one thing, destroying another
Cycreim:
Yeah. I mean, all that’s going to end up happening is that they’re going to close up more areas.
Douglas Sharper:
They haven’t yet have they?
Nelson:
Not yet, that we’ve seen
Cycreim:
Well, no…
Brian Fioca:
hello Douglas
Cycreim:
They haven’t exactly told us anything about Phil yet either.
Tah:
hello brain
KnitCucmber:
Brian! :)
Tah:
er brian
Douglas Sharper:
Well then why do you worry? You give them too much credit.
Douglas Sharper:
Hi Brian .
Cycreim:
Oh, hello Brian.
Douglas Sharper:
How are things?
Brian Fioca:
good
KnitCucmber:
*waves at Brian Fioca*
KnitCucmber:
I keep typing Brain.
Nelson:
I don’t know, it seems like even though progress may be slow, they are acting in our best interests, or at least not against them
Brian Fioca:
how is the work you’re doing on the neighborhood
Cycreim:
Well, I may not quite trust them the way I used to, but I still think they have some sort of dignity.
Douglas Sharper:
No one said they had no dignity.
an’nie:
Why do you say that Nelson??
Cycreim:
Decency too.
Nelson:
Well, they haven’t taken our Relto books or anything important and nothing that they aren’t giving us is critical
KnitCucmber:
I can’t think of anything to say. I finally run into Douglas and I can’t think of anything to say!!!! Argh!
an’nie:
Its not decent to grab people and hold them hostage
Douglas Sharper:
They can’t take your Relto book!
Nelson:
They took Phil’s
Tah:
I can, Douglas what impressed you most about your journeys
an’nie:
they took my closet maybe…big deal
Douglas Sharper:
He was too trustworthy.
KnitCucmber:
As long as they don’t take my blue hair I’ll be okay.
Cycreim:
Heh.
Brian Fioca:
yeah, he should’ve ran from them
Brian Fioca:
is he ok?
Cycreim:
It’s too late now, Brian.
Nelson:
You keep on mentioning this other ‘hood, Douglas. Is it K’veer?
Brian Fioca:
any word?
an’nie:
he was just too slow
Tah:
IF you believe in the words of yeesha, and so does phil
Tah:
he must have gone by choice
Douglas Sharper:
No, no. It’s a hood like any other. I’m just trying to get my private room doors open.
an’nie:
no
Douglas Sharper:
As I know it’s safe in there.
Douglas Sharper:
Another thing I’d like to prove.
Nelson:
When you figure out how, will you share with us?
an’nie:
wish we could open our doors too
KnitCucmber:
I just want my colored firemarbles back. :)
Brian Fioca:
so, what do you think they are hiding with this ruse of safety?
an’nie:
we have tried alot of things
Brian Fioca:
there are a lot of theories
Douglas Sharper:
I don’t understand it.
Nelson:
D’ni corpses?
Douglas Sharper:
I have a lot of my own theories.
Douglas Sharper:
Ha!
Brian Fioca laughs
KnitCucmber:
Good for jumping on. ;)
Nelson:
That would be a no then…
KnitCucmber:
Just like Kadish.
Nelson:
A little morbid for my tastes
KnitCucmber:
*bounce, bounce, bounce*
Brian Fioca:
who knows
Cycreim:
I wouldn’t put it past them though.
an’nie:
if 30 some people crashed the barrier in the city why not here
Douglas Sharper:
There are no corpses.
Tah:
you are awfully quiet fouglas
Cycreim:
Oh well, until we get enough evidence, we won’t be able to tell anything that’s going on.
Tah:
douglas
Douglas Sharper:
I’m thinking.
Nelson:
Well, that’s good. How do you know though without having opened teh doors?
Cycreim:
Well, maybe not anything, but you know.
Brian Fioca:
the DRC have been strangely quiet about the pub incident
Brian Fioca:
do they know?
Douglas Sharper:
Strangely.
Nelson:
I don’t see how they couldn’t know with all the traffic in the city
Douglas Sharper:
I’m not sure what they are up to. Maybe too busy questioning Phil.
Brian Fioca:
maybe they are in retreat
Cycreim:
They’ve been strangely quiet about everything.
Nelson:
Questioning can’t take all of them though
KnitCucmber:
Maybe they’re having too much trouble linking around, like we are. Probably stuck somewhere.
Douglas Sharper:
Sure it can.
Cycreim:
I haven’t heard a peep out of them since they turned on the fans.
Douglas Sharper:
They want to know everything.
an’nie:
maybe they think they are placating us
KnitCucmber:
Hi Tweek! :)
Katherian:
Yah I expected there to be some kind of reaction last night on the DRC website.
Katherian:
And there was NOTHING.
Katherian:
Hasn’t been anything for days in fact.
Nelson:
They should let us explor for them if they want to know everything
Douglas Sharper:
That has been there MO lately.
Brian Fioca:
well, they realize they can’t keep us corraled
Douglas Sharper:
Keep quiet.
Nelson:
There are enough of us that we can get it done much faster
KnitCucmber:
Silent, but deadly.
Douglas Sharper:
Say Nothing.
Cycreim:
I think we all want to knowas much as we can.
Katherian nods her head
Douglas Sharper:
Better than Engberg spouting off at least.
Brian Fioca:
yes
Brian Fioca:
he’s been known to do that
Cycreim:
How dull.
Douglas Sharper:
Tweek is here - leader of the free people.
Tah:
douglas if we are to be quiet what should we then be doing
Katherian:
Why is it we’ve heard very little from Marie?
an’nie:
Hey Tweek
KnitCucmber:
Tweekikens. :)
Brian Fioca:
no, tah, the DRC has been quiet
Nelson:
Has anyone had an actual conversation with her?
Tah:
yes they have
Douglas Sharper:
We have heard very little from any of them.
Tweek:
No Doug …Im selling them for $2.50
Cycreim:
Hiya, Tweek.
KnitCucmber:
LOL!
Katherian:
Heh.
Douglas Sharper:
How goes the crusade Tweek?
Tah:
I would still like to know what action plans everyone has
laloona:
Hello Mr. Sharper, nice to meet you
Tweek:
Well Dr Watson made some comments about Phil earlier
Brian Fioca:
what did he say?
KnitCucmber:
*giggle*
Douglas Sharper:
So I’ve heard.
Tweek:
It was going good doug..then the soaps came on TV so I had to redirect my attention
Katherian:
Douglas, I am putting together a group of people forming a Guild to do specifically what you’ve been talking about…Finding out. Researching. Inquiring.
Douglas Sharper:
Interesting.
Tah:
That is a great idea katherian
KnitCucmber:
*snort* $2.50 :)
laloona:
Are there news about Phil?
Katherian:
SOMEONE has got to find out what’s going on.
Douglas Sharper:
Tweek you have more attitude than usual today. I like it.
Katherian:
Yes, what about poor phil? :(
Cycreim:
Hmm, you know Doug, we may agree on more points than I thought we would.
KnitCucmber:
He’s worth at least $10. Phil is.
Tweek:
Knit> well I suppose $5 for you
KnitCucmber:
Yeah!!!
Tah:
I think Phil will be fine…as long as yeesha is with him
Katherian:
Beh. You just like Tweek more because he’s reactionary like you, Douglas. ;) j/k hehehe
Tweek:
I was going to try and Kidnapp Dr Watson couldnt find him tho
Xia:
For once I agree with Katherian.
Douglas Sharper:
I’m sure we do. I’m a reasonable man.
Deg:
Tweek, what about the soap opera Sharper started?
Brian Fioca:
oh, it’s Deg
Douglas Sharper:
Perhpas a little agressive at times.
Nelson:
You make it sound as though Yeesha is some sort of god-figure, Tah
Brian Fioca:
run away Deg… it’s not safe
Douglas Sharper:
But reasonable.
Cycreim:
Any news on where they’re keeping Phil, anyway?
Jon deMorgan:
Tweek, you’ve switched sides then?
Tweek:
Deg> Yes…..Sharper who dare you run off with my wife…wait I dont have a wife..
Cycreim:
Reasonable. That’s a quality I look for.
Katherian:
What’s this about Yeesha being with phil…?
laloona:
Why won’t the DRC us to explore the city? Perhaps because of Bahro?
Deg:
Voices in your head Brian? reminds me of someone…
Douglas Sharper:
Tweek is the third party - the happy happy peace people.
Tah:
no, phil believes in her unique gifts and that she is very powerful
Tweek:
Jon>No but kidnapping Watson would have been amusing
an’nie:
Now I Understand why your name is Tweek!!!!
an’nie laughs
Brian Fioca:
happy happy
Tweek:
Yep…we sit around hugging trees and smoking pipes
KnitCucmber:
We could have just all stood around Watson and jumped. He wouldn’t have been able to go anywhere.
Katherian:
Haha
Tweek:
would you like a flower in your hair?
Deg:
Douglas, I thought you were the hippy, not Tweek
Tah:
IF Yeesha can give extraordinary gifts…then she can find Phil
Douglas Sharper:
I’m a strange hippy then.
Douglas Sharper:
You must not know hippies.
Brian Fioca:
heh
Katherian:
I’m also wondering what (if anything?) the DRC are doing with that one D’Ni survivor that they also kidnapped…?
Cycreim:
I’ve heard even less about Yeesha than I have about Phil.
Jon deMorgan:
Very
Nelson:
They said that they found them, did they take him/her into custody?
Deg:
They did not kidnap the D’ni survivor.
Deg:
You need to work on your verbs.
Brian Fioca:
so are we, Kath.. they won’t say… try asking the DRC about it
Cycreim:
They apparently kidnapped. I’m not even sure that’s true, Kat.
Tweek:
hes working the salt mines
Katherian:
Oh okay…Thus why I put the question mark at the end of my statement, Deg. ;) Relax.
Brian Fioca:
they won’t answer
Tweek:
well Phil is dead…so says the brotherhood..
Deg starts to laugh
Brian Fioca:
brotherhood?
Cycreim:
It could just be a rumor.
Nelson:
If he is dead, he’ll make an excellent martyr
an’nie:
the brotherhood huh??
laloona:
Phil is dead????
Cycreim:
In fact it probably is.
Katherian:
And I’d also like to know when they intend on proceeding with their ill-conceived notion of reactivating the Zero.
Tweek:
some guy on the DRC forums
Douglas Sharper:
I thought you were a fan of Phil Tweek.
Cycreim:
Oh god, not the Brotherhood.
Tweek:
Doug> I am
Nelson:
What’s wrong with the Great Zero reactivation?
Jon deMorgan:
They might answer if we stopped breaking things.
Tweek:
I dont believe hes dead…
Deg:
Some rumor that Brotherhood started… see how smart that mob is?
Douglas Sharper:
I doubt he’s dead.
Xia:
The DRC seriously needs a good PR person.. all this not answering. It’s just plain silly.
Tweek:
Deg> Oh shh just cause I cant tye my own shoe laces
Cycreim:
What could he possibly die from?
Nelson:
Them murdering him would be the most obvious, but they aren’t that foolish
Brian Fioca:
they arent evil
Tweek:
Well there is that lunch bag on the Doktah building its sure been there a while
Brian Fioca:
just oppressive…?
Deg:
Maybe Phil is hiding underneath a cone somewhere.
Elspeth:
Nelson, what’s wrong with activating the GZ is that we don’t know what’s wrong, what it does…. what the consequences will be. And as usuall they aren’t telling us.
Jon deMorgan:
They won’t kill him.
lost pupil:
who said he was dead?
Cycreim:
No, I expect them to at least be above manslaughter.
Katherian:
Insofar as the zero goes…I’m personally VERY worried that firing up technology that we BARELY understand on such a large scale is just going to give the cavern a brand new sun roof. :(
Tah:
has anyone heard of ANYONE dying here so far?
Brian Fioca:
nope
Nelson:
I wouldn’t mind, All we’d have to do is panic link as soon as the power up starts
Elspeth:
Katherian, I’d feel better if the DRC had mentioned what they THINK it does….
Cycreim:
Not me.
Katherian:
And Phil is alive.
Tweek:
most of the D’ni technology is connected to the Great Zero apparently
an’nie:
no they just get dragged off…
Deg:
Nope. Except for a few braincells of a few people…
Jon deMorgan:
You’ll use the books though we don’t understand them
Tah:
Karherian I think so too
Cycreim:
But then again, we’ve been fairly sectioned off from most areas that the DRC has access to.
Katherian:
Books are different. Books are not Machines, per se.
Elspeth:
Also, whom do we risk besides ourselves when we use a book?
Nelson:
But they’re D’ni technology so advanced that they appear to be magic
Elspeth:
So far, no one.
Jon deMorgan:
Define the difference.
Elspeth:
The Great Zero could affect everyone.
Katherian:
Books do not have moving parts that might go flying across the cavern due to ill-repair and decapitating people at random… :-\
Elspeth:
We just don’t know. And no one is telling.
laloona:
Mr. Sharper, what about the Bahro? What do you think about?
Deg:
Maybe since noone knows yet, Elspeth?
Elspeth:
If no one knows, we shouldn’t be turning the fool thing on!
Cycreim:
Well, I’m sure they took a good long look at how it works, Kath.
Katherian:
Well I presume the DRC at least THINK they know.
Elspeth:
“Let’s see what this button does…” famous last words
Katherian:
Precisely.
Cycreim:
I don’t think they’d be firing it off if they had NO clue what it did.
Nelson:
You didn’t know what the MYST book was, but you used that, didn’t you?
Katherian nods her head
Elspeth:
Sorry… Mr. Sharper… would liketo hear the answer to laloona’s good question
Jon deMorgan:
Trial and error. How most discoveries are made
Katherian:
You are giving them a lot of confidence, Cycreim. Any particular reason why?
Tweek:
please Bahro is such a negitive word man call them the humanally challanged its way more groovy…come lets gather round the fire and sings songs
Katherian:
Heh
Deg claps his hands
Douglas Sharper:
I don’t know enough about the Bahro.
Elspeth:
Tweek, come over and join thet Filk Song Army. We’re all about that.
Nelson:
Until we know what they call themselves, I’m sticking with the shorter Bahro :)
Tweek:
lol
Jon deMorgan:
Not enough to hunt them, yet?
Elspeth:
Mr. Sharper, there are some in D’ni though, aren’t there?
Tweek:
called Bobs
Deg:
What about Bob?
Cycreim:
Because they may be into kidnapping and stuff but they aren’t stupid, or evil.
Douglas Sharper:
Rumors would say yes.
Katherian:
Bobs??? As in Twin Peaks? lol
laloona:
I can use another name but I only know that word - sorry :-)
Nelson:
How could htere be D’ni survivors? D’ni fell too long ago for any of them to be around still
Katherian:
That’s a tad presumptious of you, Nelson. They went to Releeshan.
Elspeth:
Nelson… descendants of survivors?
Douglas Sharper:
They lived to be 300. D’ni fell 200 years ago.
Cycreim:
Nelson, especially since they just found one of them. Or so say the rumors.
Douglas Sharper:
Roughly.