Problem Solving

A 4-post collection

Challenge #02707-G150: Rescue From Vulnerability

Some level four, and level five, havenworlders know their species is quite fragile. They also know that, in order to survive, to thrive, in this harsh universe, they need to grow stronger. With that in mind, and speaking to other havenworlders that were of higher levels, they all agreed training was in order. They hire a team of humans to help them learn to grow stronger. So, when they have their children, their children will be born stronger. The plan was for their children, like the parents, to train here too, and make things better for their people in the long run. -- Anon Guest

Just as every cogniscent looks like a Havenworlder to a Deathworlder, every other cogniscent looks like a Deathworlder to a Havenworlder. When one belongs to a Level Five Havenworlder species, the rest of the universe is a very dangerous place indeed. Havenworlders, it has been noted, amble vaguely towards cogniscence because there's little better to do. Therefore, they develop very old, very long-lived civilisations.

Which are, because of their longevity, most at risk of extinction because their star is getting old. Those who are fortunate have the time and ability to prepare. Those who are unfortunate... Well. Most of them preserve what they can for other civilisations. Others work on more extreme measures.

They became Genners. They introduce themselves to deliberate, yet tolerable stresses and enter into selective breeding programs in order to toughen up the entire species by induced epigenetic mutation. With an urgency previously unknown to their kind, they accelerate their development towards becoming tough enough to reach and colonise other worlds.

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Unfucked! ...sort of

And it wasn't as easy as it could have been if Beloved had just listened to me in the first place.

Here's how it went:

  1. Attempt to hack Beloved's Adobe account [with prior permission!] and get into Animate failed
  2. Asked to be certain of Beloved's email just in case I got that bit wrong
  3. No response for 48 hours
  4. Finally pin down Beloved to learn that everything is in my account
  5. WHEEEE!
  6. Now whee because updates that literally take all night
  7. Finally
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Challenge #01837-E013: The Helpful Cup

Hot sweetened tea and maybe a biscuit or sandwich will help to solve most problems. -- Anon Guest

In the grand scheme of things, Britanians never expect much out of the Tea Lady. Some sage advice, a rambling story about their youngest, and, of course, tea. If you knew how to play your cards right, you might get a Jammy Dodger or a Scotch Finger. That was the way it had always been. Until Ambassador Harry.

So far, she had helped the

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Challenge #01385-C290: Sys iPhus

"I'm sorry, I can't... I'm broken,"

"Is that what they told you?" -- OohLookShiny

The Doctor skidded to a halt in yet another room in the complex. There, a vaguely cylindrical robot went in a circuitous path, repeatedly fixing things that, ultimately, caused everything to return to its original state.

"Sysiphus," he muttered.

Holly stopped, too, almost blundering into him. She took in the scene and said, "Excuse me?"

The robot paused. "I cannot aid you. I am... broken. I must... fix.

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