-patrimonialOlympian began badgering genteelAromatherapist-
PO: (\ Listen up, human. /)
GA: do i know you from somewhere?
GA: this handle seems awfully familiar...
GA: i'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you aren't a troll though.
PO: (\ Your superior has a task for you. /)
GA: you're off to a great start!
GA: i can't imagine there's anything you could say at this point that would make me more willing to do something for you than i already am.
PO: (\ That is very suspect. /)
PO: (\ Why are humans so willing to assume such a subservient role? /)
GA: you're an idiot.
GA: it's called sarcasm.
PO: (\ Again with this "sarcasm." /)
PO: (\ What does that even mean? /)
GA: it's where you say the opposite of what you mean to emphasize how strongly you feel about what you actually mean.
PO: (\ What? /)
PO: (\ Why would you ever do that? /)
PO: (\ All it does is serve to obscure meaning. /)
GA: it's kind of like a test to see how good you are at knowing when someone is lying.
GA: it's kind of interesting to think about how complex human social interactions are.
PO: (\ You all give me a headache. /)
PO: (\ I just need you to do something for me. /)
GA: maybe my sarcasm was lost on you, so here's what i meant when i said i would definitely do what you want:
GA: i will definitely not do what you want.
PO: (\ Why must you humans be so obstinate? /)
GA: a second ago, you were saying how much of a pushover i am.
GA: also, why do you trolls always insist on this whole "condescending alien" thing?
GA: it makes it easier to recognize you.
GA: speaking of which, i remember where i know you from.
GA: i blocked you for trolling me.
PO: (\ Impossible. I have never contacted you before. /)
GA: yeah you have.
GA: i believe you were the one who called me "fragile upright cattle."
PO: (\ That definitely was not me. /)
PO: (\ Why would I do that? /)
GA: i don't know, because you're a troll?
PO: (\ Are humans physiologically similar to cattle? /)
GA: not really.
GA: we're pretty much only related because we're both mammalian.
PO: (\ Really? Sentient mammals? How utterly absurd. /)
GA: you mean "udderly absurd?"
PO: (\ You humans perplex me. /)
PO: (\ Although I do believe I am becoming quite the human expert. /)
GA: sure you are, oh strange and foreign alien!
GA: i don't know why, but i'm actually finding this trolling effort quite hilarious.
PO: (\ I still don't understand why you humans refuse to believe that I am not one of your kind. /)
GA: uh, it probably has to do with the fact that i'm not stupid.
PO: (\ So you say, and yet you are closing your mind to possibilities. /)
PO: (\ That speaks not of intellect, but of supposed intellect. /)
PO: (\ You think you know everything, but that is only because you define truth by what you already think you know. /)
PO: (\ When actually, you are just a pathetic disgrace to sentient life everywhere in the universe. /)
GA: wow, this just took a turn from amusing to annoying.
GA: and look, if you open your mind too much, your brain will fall out.
GA: but you know what?
GA: i'll play along. i've been seeing some things recently that have made me reconsider giving up faith.
GA: if you can be nice, then i'll act under the assumption that you're an alien.
GA: but any time you insult humanity, i'll be forced to assume that you're just some recluse in a basement somewhere, wishing he was an alien because he's not worth calling a human.
PO: (\ Whatever. /)
GA: so, what kind of alien are you?
PO: (\ I am a troll. /)
GA: oh-ho come on, you can do better than that.
PO: (\ Do better than what? I am a troll, just as you are a human. /)
GA: except "human" isn't a verb meaning "to antagonize."
PO: (\ Is that what troll means in your language? /)
GA: it has taken on that meaning.
GA: so what do trolls look like?
PO: (\ Here, I will send you a picture. /)
-patrimonialOlympian sent genteelAromatherapist the file "RoyalCoronation.ilx"-
GA: yeah, i can't open this format.
GA: do you have anything in .png or .jpeg, or something?
PO: (\ No. Those are ridiculous file format names. /)
PO: (\ But I think Badgerpal has a file converter. /)
-patrimonialOlympian converted file "RoyalCoronation.ilx" to "RoyalCoronation.png"-
GA: much better.
GA: whoa is that you?
PO: (\ Indeed. As well as my Sacred Goose lusus. /)
GA: sorry, your what?
PO: (\ Lusus naturae are sort of custodians take care for the youth of our kind. /)
GA: oh. how bizarre and alien.
GA: also, my rudimentary latin skills tell me that "lusus naturae" means "freaks of nature."
PO: (\ That is interesting. /)
PO: (\ In Alternian, it just means " youth caretaker." /)
GA: that's your language?
PO: (\ It is sort of archaic, but in a way, yes. /)
GA: oh. same with latin, i guess.
GA: well, as much as i'd love to keep entertaining the possibility that there is life elsewhere in the universe, it's getting late.
GA: it's almost completely dark.
GA: i wouldn't want to run into any dangerous nocturnal beasts.
GA: and humans need sleep.
PO: (\ Wait, you are going to sleep at night? /)
GA: yes, why, are you nocturnal?
PO: (\ Of course! /)
PO: (\ If one were to wander out in the middle of the day, they would run the risk of severe sun burns and possible blindness. /)
GA: but whatever.
GA: you managed to remain pretty civil.
GA: you get to remain an alien. for now.
GA: i'll talk to you later?
PO: (\ I will see. /)
PO: (\ But getting back to the original purpose of this conversation. /)
PO: (\ I would like you to convince your friend, Thorn, from Ultima, to talk to me. /)
GA: ugh. ultima? i haven't played that game for a while.
PO: (\ Well you were still listed in her contacts list. /)
GA: yeah, well she keeps trying to get me to start playing again.
GA: we actually met because of the game.
GA: but whatever. sure, i'll talk to her for you.
GA: still not convinced you are who you say you are, but it's still fun to act.
GA: see you.
PO: (\ Farewell, human. /)
-patrimonialOlympian ceased badgering genteelAromatherapist-