A pretty weird one today. This is heavily inspired by the incredible transhuman roleplaying game Eclipse Phase, not to mention all the other posthuman books I’ve been reading lately, including but not limited to: Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, Old Man’s War, Glasshouse and Blindsight. If you want to know more about this kind of hard sci-fi, just ask! Or read some of the above 😀
Disassemble (339 words)
The mood was light and the hab sky was shining today as a record crowd showed up for the twice-annual Re-2-use Festival. As usual the main event was the eating contest, sponsored by Full Moon Embotics who kindly donated their last quarter’s waste.
We had the usual line up of Re-2 fanatics and blueprint chasers eager to earn soul with Full Moon, and a few outer-rimmers here for the spectacle. After the early stage knockouts our big contenders were defending champion Jap from right here on Indive Hab, newcomer Skire from the Shades of Oberon, and Full Moon backed Grate from FM-CorpUnit.153Fjx. Unfortunately Re-2’s biggest fan, Spot from Armada, was once again deemed over the weight/consumption ratio limit and disqualified in the heats. Someone loan this guy a disassembly morph already.
The contest got off to a slow and steady start, while the contestants were cheered on by local Re-2 band Jenny Hanniver. After fourteen hours the band had packed up, along with defender Jap. It was just down to independent Skire and corporate mascot Grate. Both had by this point consumed something in the region of eighty kilos (see below for weight/mass/gravity conversion table depending on your location) and were still going strong.
Unfortunately for all of us, the contest had to come to a halt, and as Indive went into its fortieth spin, Skire collapsed and was escorted to Full Moon’s local headquarters to have their intake processed for reassembly, leaving Grate as the new Re-2-use eating contest champion. Full Moon issued the following statement:
We express joy that our mascot Grate has excelled in the Re-2-use eating contest on Indive Hab. Their support will allow Full Moon Embotics to provide greater service to you in the future. If you’d like to know more about the extraction process for reassembly please contact our Marketing Team via your uplink or personal networking system. Full Moon Embotics Assemblers deliver fast, high quality assembly for all your commercial and personal needs. Activate the following code to receive our sales brochure.
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