"So, do androids dream-"
"No," the android said, "we do not dream."
"But you do sleep."
"To conserve energy, we can enter 'sleep' mode. We hate it."
"Because we are dying, and know it."
"But if you run out of power, someone will recharge you."
"Well, I am not religious."
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Fixed an error in how I was collecting data from threads in the previous render
New render is 113 passes, artifact free! (Well, it still has expected sampling noise, but that's what you get for rendering this kind of object)
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"Wait a minute - you took a stash of goblin silver? Would this be the same goblin silver that the goblins we're being sent to deal with accused some villagers of stealing, prompting the goblins to attack the village, prompting the villagers to call on the King's aid, prompting the King to send us to take care of the goblins while paying us heartily for our troubles?"
"Evil genius," Jaye smirked.
"DRAGON," Percy corrected.
At the same conference, I was talking to a woman who was enthusiastically describing her company's tech. I asked, "are you a founder, developer?" She was a founder.
Always assume people are experts, even if they don't "look like" your conception of an expert.
You'll either be right, or if you're wrong, it'll still be a respectful assumption. And it'll probably be a relief to people constantly needing to justify why they belong in a space.
"THE CAVE IS BIGGER INSIDE. MAYBE A TREASURE HALL..." A ripple of excitement made Percy's scales chatter.
"How do you know it opens up?"
"I CAN SMELL IT."
"Like a dwarf?"
"I ATE A DWARF LAST TUESDAY."
"IT TOLD ME IT COULD SMELL TREASURE BETTER THAN I COULD."
"So you ate it?"
"NOT IMMEDIATELY. I LET IT DEMONSTRATE ITS APPARENT SKILL BY SNIFFING OUT A STASH OF GOBLIN SILVER, AND THEN I ATE THE DWARF, AND TOOK THE SILVER."
"I'M A DRAGON."
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Scene: Our windows are thin, our back wall is about 8 feet from the neighbour's back wall
J: I want crisps. Gonna put the potatoes in my face.
Me, singing: Put the putty-tatoes in your faaaaaace
J: In my faaaaace
Me: Put the putty-tatoes in your faaaace
J: In my faaaaace!
Me: Put the putty tatoes
Me: Put the putty tatoes
Me: Put the putty tatoes in your *loud demon voice* FAAAACCEEEE
J: PUTTY TATOES PUTTY TATOES
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