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111674 No. 111674 ID: e5b57f

Here is where ANL is discussed! Thank you all so much for coming along with this wild ride so far. <3

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No. 111675 ID: e5b57f
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Have a character sheet!
No. 111677 ID: 3ce125

Aw, whose heart did we break? Cass's?
No. 111683 ID: 70983e

Hurr hurr, AN(a)L.
No. 111693 ID: 6f97db

Is Aubrey going to hear us talk even when we're not actually suggesting anything? That is, commenting, discussing, asking questions..

I mean, this could be a good thing. Even if we don't suggest anything, simply writing a comment could cause a change in Aubrey and have her reply to it. More active communication.
But it might also be a problem if we wouldn't want Aubrey to hear something.
Personally, I'm not too fond of such realistic communication between suggesters and quest characters, because it makes suggestions somewhat limited - eg. you can't suggest a certain situation happening. But we'll see how interesting / personal it gets.
No. 111709 ID: 6f97db

I already thought about that, but couldn't figure anything out. I don't get it, or I'm missing something.

Basically, there's 12 days discrepancy on the letter. How this discrepancy came to be.. it's hard to guess, because there's a lot of possibilities. A few guesses I came up with are:
1. It was sent from the future (a change of time).
2. It was sent from outside the quest to the inside (a change of meta).
3. It was sent from other time zone and timezones vary a lot (a change of dimension/universe/location/timezone; date at one location is 15th May, date at other is 3rd May)
4. It was sent normally and local clocks had to be set back when the quest started (a change in ยฟdaylight? savings).
5. A combination of the above

Some facts that we know are:
-Local time inside the quest, when the quest started, was 3rd May.
-3rd May is also the date ANL quest was created on TGchan.
-15th May is the date >>/quest/802006 post with the letter was made on TGchan
-12 days have passed on TGchan
-A few hours have passed inside the quest

The first thing I thought about was that 15th May is TGchan time, so the letter was sent from outside the quest to the inside. From TGchan time to the local time. Simple, right?
But no, that's logically impossible. The letter states that it was sent on 15th May, but that couldn't have been TGchan time, because the Aubrey stated that she received the letter earlier that day, before the quest even started. So if she received the letter before the quest started, then the time on TGchan, when the letter was sent, was sometime before 3rd May. So the second theory seems to be false.

And then we have the rest of the theories, of which number 3 seems to be the most likely, that explain the time difference.

However, I still don't see what this time difference has to do with Cass, or how it could answer whether Cass is able to make suggestions or not. For all practical purposes, Cass is currently a quest character just like Aubrey, and time passes for them at the same rate.

Now, for Cass to be able to make suggestions, she would need to be able to observe the latest events on TGchan with us. To do that, her non-local time would need to match TGchan time. And to do that.. her time would need to be moving at the same speed as TGchan does.. which it currently does not.
So the important question is, how fast will time move for Cass once Aubrey leaves Cherrygrove? And this could go either way.
One could say that Cass can't write suggestions, because time for her moves slow, so she will stay far behind TGchan time. She would not be able to observe the latest events and write suggestions for them.
Or it could be that once Aubrey leaves Cherrygrove, Cass will synchronize with TGchan time and she would be able to post suggestions normally.

4 hours wasted, no logic was produced :p
No. 111717 ID: e5b57f


That is a lot of thoughtful and interesting ideas.

The answer is really simple:

Aubrey's time and date are separate from our own, and run completely different from each other.

(For that matter, so does Station's.)

A lot of the reason behind why I did the times and dates the way I did was to show that there's no reliable correlation.

Having said that, if the suggesters had decided to have Aubrey go on TGChan near the end there, she would have seen whatever posts had been made as of May 3rd, nothing more. So, basically, the first few posts of ANL.

Now - if quest time ever goes ahead of our own... then she'd be able to see posts that haven't happened yet for us.

As for Cass - her local time is whatever her local time is. Unfortunately, we won't be able to check in on her - she didn't sign up for the Quest Initiativeยฎ. Aubrey did.
No. 111718 ID: 1920a3


its 9:48 on may 19th here๐Ÿ˜˜
No. 111719 ID: e5b57f

>its 9:48 on may 19th here๐Ÿ˜˜

...well, I guess that answers that.
No. 111728 ID: 1920a3


auuubrey only hears suggestions prty much

in theory

thats how qi (sorry QUEST INITIATIVE REGISTERED TRADEMARK) is sposed to work but who even knows ๐Ÿ‘…
No. 111739 ID: 059d8a

also if any if u wanna know abt dimension shit i have a doctorate in Transdimensional Physics ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž

i dsigned lots of the stuff that makes the train do train thngs๐Ÿš„๐Ÿš„
No. 111742 ID: bd9dcf

So what are some various dimensional entities that we might expect to make their presence known to us, and what sorts of dimensions might they hail from?

Also, what the heck causality? Might we interact achronologically with something or talk to an entity that experiences time differently or weird things like that? How is free will maintained with time travel being a thing?
No. 111744 ID: 6f97db
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> ๐Ÿ˜˜
No. 111745 ID: 3ce125

I got a question.

How does Aubrey finger herself when she's got claws for hands?
No. 111746 ID: 3abd97

No. 111750 ID: e5b57f
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Here's a quick and shitty sketch thing.

Her claws, while sharp, aren't like... cat-claw sharp. They're designed for digging, and she can safely insert them into places without harm.

Also - despite being an anthro, she does have atavism - no thumbs, shorter than normal, etc. However, it also means she has webbing like non-anthro aardvarks, which is neat.
No. 111751 ID: 059d8a


uh well hmm

i dont know what u prsnly might see since i dunno what verse you live in??

rules of physics and shit change dpnding on the verse ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

the only constant btween verses is "narrative physics" which is what makes things make sense
No. 111777 ID: 6f97db

Cass! Big fan, what do you know about this person named Raptie?
Are they a QIโ„ข employee designated to forward visual and narrative information to us?
No. 111779 ID: e01aa8


>big fan

raptie just knows a lot abt stuff

and sometimes draws things

she doooooes claim to have weird powers??? but i doubt it ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’
No. 111790 ID: 3ce125

What kind of weird powers?
No. 111794 ID: 6f97db

More plz

So what can you tell us about the train? Can a person walk from head to its tail in their lifetime? Does it have 5-star service, restaurant and spa?
No. 111829 ID: 694cf4


it is as long as it needs 2 be

going from to end takes either few minutes or forever or whatver

>5-star service, restaurant, and spa

HAHAHA ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

this isnt the shiki-shima haha its just a train

the dining cart has good breakfast though ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‘
No. 111835 ID: 6f97db

>its just a train
Cheap-ass train. That ticket is a ripoff. So why does it cost so much?
No. 111839 ID: bc29b3


beats me ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”
No. 111842 ID: 8cb228

So narrative physics are a constant in your local group of universe? Narrativium, things following storytelling tropes, and so on?

Isn't that exploitable as fuck?

Like, in a world where narrative physics are a thing, there should be classes in things like tropes, familiarity with different sorts of stories, ways of identifying protagonists/antagonists, ways of identifying genre of the stories you are in, ways of tracking how many stories you are in and the roles you play in them, how to optimize chances of survival in violent stories... the sorts of storytelling rules and assumptions of different cultures, the list goes on and on.
No. 111844 ID: e5b57f


I'm going to step in to answer this question.

Narrative physics are the only constant among all 'verses. This includes whichever 'verse you yourself inhabit.

Storytelling is, at its heart, about sharing knowledge.

As for classes - doesn't your 'verse allow you to study mythology and religion and legends? Can't you learn about writing and plotting and so on?

Every story you read and have written is about a 'verse somewhere. And some people in those 'verses have written stories about where you live.
No. 111846 ID: e5b57f

'verse: A 'verse (short for "multiverse/universe") is a narrative reality, and all stories depict 'verses. When an inhabitant in one 'verse creates a story about a different 'verse, then that creates a connection to that other 'verse.

Each 'verse has a sort of "narrative reality adherence" thing going on, and outsiders who visit a 'verse are forced to conform to it. How strict that adherence is exactly changes from 'verse to 'verse.
No. 111848 ID: 6f97db

How does the train travel to the Station?
How does one board the train?

How can I spank Cass' sexy ass?
No. 111850 ID: f0cee5


have your ticket on u and then think abt getting on the train as you open any door ๐Ÿšช and that door will let u get on

train to station by uh i need my compter to type this
No. 111851 ID: f0cee5

The layperson's explanation, HEAVILY simplified, is this:

Imagine all of narrative reality as a vast, endless fabric that's being woven on a loom. The warp - the individual threads that go lengthwise - are 'verses. Weaving back and forth through the warp is a single, long thread - the weft.

The Train has access to all 'verses - it just has to travel along the weft.
No. 111852 ID: 47160d

just popping in to comment that weft is fun to say
No. 111866 ID: e5b57f


>How can I spank Cass?

Step 1: Click here (NSFW): http://www.furaffinity.net/view/8200335/

Step 2: Forcibly apply the palm of your hand to your computer screen in the appropriate region.

Step 3: Repeat Step 2 as necessary.
No. 111869 ID: 393ae0

Fuck that's some good art.

>Repeat Step 2
My hand hurts now, but I feel satisfied. At least mentally.

How did Cass meet Aubrey? How long do they know each other for?
No. 111891 ID: e01aa8


few years

i cant tell you bcuz aubrey might end up reading this post

No. 111895 ID: 393ae0

Very well. In that case, I'll assume it was at the best place to meet new people at. An orgy!

Next (carefully worded) question: If I didn't want Aubrey to get turned on, is there any specific things I should avoid mentioning in my suggestions?
No. 111904 ID: e5b57f


Good question! I am not certain! I don't have the insights into exactly how her sex drive works or anything.
No. 112031 ID: e5b57f

Apologies for the delay on the update, everyone.

I've been doing a lot of planning and designing over the past couple days, to make sure that the rest of the quest is going to be the best I can make it.

Should have something up in the next day or so!
No. 112065 ID: 6f97db

So the Tourism Authority registers and manages Tourists. Is it possible to travel without being a Tourist? What dire consequences could doing so have?
No. 112253 ID: dd7849

haha ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„ only couple dozen tourists

uncountable nmbr of other ppl who use train
No. 112254 ID: 3ce125

That number seems impossibly low considering the near-uncountable number of entities in a multiverse setting. How are Tourists special, and why are there so few?
No. 112267 ID: 82c95c


not just multiverse

ALL verses ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€

they r special bcuz you gotta know abt Station first to even apply to be one
No. 112331 ID: 3ce125

You said there were an "uncountable" number of people using the train. Is it even possible to use the train without being aware of Station?
No. 112361 ID: c28a5f



u can still go between verses sometimes without train but is dngrous โš โš โš โš 

like if you wanna go from cherrygrove to wherever enemy quest is u should REALLY take train
No. 112367 ID: 3ce125

So do people just almost never apply to be Tourists, or is the selection process extremely restrictive?
No. 112370 ID: c28a5f


1st u gotta know abt station ๐Ÿš„
2nd u gotta be able 2 afford train ticket ๐ŸŽซ
3rd u gotta pass background check โœ…

almost no one even applies cuz almost no one even KNOWS to apply

and is also super selective
No. 112542 ID: e5b57f

ANL will be taking a brief hiatus for the next couple of weeks, while I tackle this sudden backlog of commissions. I hope to avoid this kind of situation in the future, and I appreciate you all who've been following my little quest. <3
No. 112675 ID: 56cc9f

Don't know if this is the right thread but holy fuck do I love Xeno Quest like damn
No. 118568 ID: 2957fc

im glad the quest is back but your connction to station is horrible

evrythng is all blocky ๐Ÿ•ถ๐Ÿ•ถ๐Ÿ•ถ
No. 118681 ID: c88e6d

Send more anti-anxiety medication!
No. 118766 ID: 12b116
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oh yeah let me feel that snuffler

No. 118769 ID: ed67d9

The funny thing is if this was an ear tug instead of a nose touch, she'd be 100% into it
No. 118802 ID: 12b116

nobody wants to touch those leathery old ears vs that silky yet firm always moving nose
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