>What is it? /u/ put their goggles on tight enough that they started shipping personifications of chemical elements, metals in particular. We started from the nuclear family of a Gold/Silver couple and their daughter Copper, and have been slowly expanding out. Done with a mixture involving some amounts of science and additional amounts of "this would be cute" when it comes to establishing an element or couple. The threads has recently expanded to the rest of the table and has a rough idea for most of the remaining elements but suggestions are welcome.
>>2075027 Magnesium's a sister or cousin with Manganese to help emphasize their history. Beryllium and Calcium though could be sisters since there's not much for them currently. I think Strontium's slated to be Calcium's future gf so no luck there, and Barium, I believe, is floating around as a college student or something that has her in her twenties. Though it wouldn't be out of place if the Alkali-earth metal column knows each other or eventually comes to know each other.
The elements from 95~118 I believe are robots with Promethium being one of their ancestors in the sense that all the "modern" robots use her code or programming language as the basis of their AI, so Pm's a robot too. Well she's like a non-evil Shodan currently but in the future of the setting she desires a better mobile platform. Technetium is currently the only cyborg in the setting and is also one of the "ancestors" to a portion of the robot cast since her robo limbs and spine helped iron out the mechanics behind the bodies the robots use.
>>2075092 I see, though I will say that unobtainium and handwavium fit pretty well as their current vocations all things considered. I'm more curious about Phlebotinum not being a fantasy/swords & sorcery hero and where exactly her name came from.
>>2075111 Unobtainium and handwavium are obvious in their source and specific vocation. More than that, unobtainium is somewhat common vernacular and it's easy to see where handwavium comes from. I was just curious if Phlebotinum mimicked either of them. Only thing that comes to mind for Phlebotinum is Phlebotomy and I don't quite think that's it. I'm most likely being nitpicky and hoping the fiction heroes had...uh tangential(?) connections to their names.
>>2075367 Four today to make up for my disappearance that no one caught. http://pastebin.com/UvS29yx7
The Scandium one from the previous thread made me wonder if it would be out of place to hope that Aluminium is actually aware and begins to take notice of all the things Scandi does and eventually falls for her little helper. While not sure whether Scandi's being benign or not, it'd eventually, probably, cause Al to start flirting in earnest with her.
The NaB one made me desire a double date fic where involving NK and Na making some quip about trying to not make K feel like a third wheel and being all shocked at being introduced to K. Making Na realize she's not the only one in the family to go after older women. Just like their future step-mum.
Thanks! of course Al would live in a penthouse; actually her dream would be to live on an enourmous Zepplin hovering over the city, with "ALUMINIUM" painted on it in gigantic letters, but she's still working on the issue of dropping on and off
>that hot hairy mess of the Zr one
Welp, sorry about that
I like to think that Aluminium is unconciously aware of what Sc does, and already values et more that she values her ephemerous lovers, but never thought of going further, because she got used to the non-romantic relationship they started with. Not sure who would initiate the flirting, though, a case can be made for both.
>>2075696 >Not sure who would initiate the flirting, though, a case can be made for both I've been wondering the same thing. When Aluminum comes to a realization that something (someone) special has been with her this whole time, either could make the initiative.
>>2075696 >>2075710 I still think Aluminium would be the first one to initiate anything. Unless somehow Scandium got hammered at an event, the only other way I see Scandi taking the first step is if she's really depressed and became apathetic over what she said.
>>2075724 Why not the best of both worlds? Starts off as something kind of casual that, when on the edge of breaking off, Al does something unusual and romantic that leads to having Scandi demanding if what they've been doing has been heartfelt or just another one of Aluminium's throwaway romances. Causing Scandi to make some teary eyed remark about not being able to take the heartbreak if it's the latter and then kind of convinces herself it is so, cause why would the beautiful Al want some nobody. She just dejectedly says she's resigning tomorrow to a stunned Aluminium and begins to make her exit when Aluminium comes to her senses and chases after her and sweeps Scandi into a princess carry. Leading to Aluminium saying that she'd like to try with Scandi and wants an actual romance. No more one night stands and all that.
>>2075734 Casual's probably the wrong word to use there, but you know something like Scandi and Al go out frequently. Just the two of them, and Scandi has some secret hope in the back of her mind that they're actually dates and over the course of them it keeps looking like Al is getting more and more romantic with say the one before the big event had Scandi chastely kissing Aluminium or something and thus fed into Aluminium doing something different on one of their normal outings. >>2075735 Summed up in such a manner, yeah it's a little fast but thinking about it, I view the entire time when they first start going on outings to when Scandi's big moment happens Aluminium is finding out that spending an evening with Scandi is better than a one-night stand or something. You know, subtle at first and just kind of snow balls into Scandi's big moment. The confrontation Scandi forces causes Aluminium to question if those previous outings could be viewed as romantic, and when looked through those lenses, feels her heartache as Scandi works herself up. When Scandi quietly says she'll resign causes the caught off guard Aluminium to make a snap decision about whether she actually wants a relationship with Scandi or not and it leads to them getting together. And Aluminium keeping her best assistant with an amazing ass.
You're right though, Al would need some development while it's happening. Maybe some witty quips with Beryllium kind of pushes her towards the realization a bit before hand.
>>2075747 Certainly, and who begins it is up to debate. Although, it could also be a combination. Like somehow Aluminium gets tickets to some event that Scandi likes and just passes them on to her. Scandi, touched by the gift, kind of just turns it around, while in the moment, and asks if Aluminium would be up for seeing it with her.
That might be too plain, it could be more of a deal where Aluminium doesn't quite grasp why Scandi likes it and they got into a conversation about it when Aluminium just hands off the tickets. Seeing the opportunity to show her boss, Scandi then asks if Aluminium would be up to seeing why she likes the event so much and during the thing they start discussing what they like leading to more outings.
So I was reading /4ccg/ and someone there mentioned Galinstan, which apparently is an alloy of Sn, In and Ga that is liquid at normal temperature.
I think it's totally rad and we need to have it on metall/u/rgy, preferably as a character. I was thinking she could be a daughter of Gallium, maybe Gallium and Selinium, before an eventual break-up, and Tin could've been some sort of mentor/caretaker figure for reasons.
>>2076709 Understandably. It's only that the "child from a past relationship" dynamic is already present with both Carbon and Cobalt, and here it sort of seems like the proposed relationship would be forced where one wouldn't naturally be.
The latter idea would open up a set of relationships that as far as I'm aware isn't present anywhere else yet in the setting: an adopted daughter. Plus, I think "my firefighter moms" is too good to pass up.
It would, and it would potentially merge with an idea I had for a while; there has been quite a lot of talk about Thallium and her friends, but there wasn't really any characters availaible to be her friend. I'm proposing (as you've surely guessed already) Galinstan as Thallium's high school friend...but also Thulium.
I see Thulium as younger than Erbium (Erbium fitting between Thulium and Holmium), and Erbium is 19, so putting Thulium at 16 would fit in well I'd think.
>>2076798 I like the idea, it sounds very cute. Though would the fire fighters be a couple by the time Galinstan is adopted or would they just be living together while skirting the edge of a relationship?
By the way, if Metall/u/rgy makes it to the team, who should represent it? I personally think either C or W, if only because their appearance sets them apart and represent better their "metal-ness". Of course W would be more relevant since she's an actual metal, but on the other hand, C has much more importance as an element.
Also, simple detail, but what country should she be from: two good options are Russia (Mendeleiev), and Switzerland (IUPAC HQ).
I've been wondering ever since this took off, does the fact they're based off of elements and metals have literally any bearing on the overall story or is it just there for references only anons with degrees in chemistry will get?
>>2080220 Like in what way? Skin colors or something more drastic like how most or all transuranic elements are actually robots? Astatine, Cs and Fr also exhibit equivalents to how they aren't readily stable enough to exist. Though in Cs' case it's more how she's a watch maker.
>>2080221 >>2080225 From what I can tell, the characters are perfectly normal humans who just happen to have been inspired by elements. The most fantastical thing about it I think are the gynoids. I don't think I've even seen a clear explanation about how they're having children and just assume "science babies".
When I see anons in these threads going into in depth discussions about chemical properties I was expecting something more like Qwaser with some sci-fi/fantasy flair and characters' connection to an element actually plays some important role.
>>2081264 Yeah Class-M has a bit of overlap. You also gotta remember that Iron is still in a self-deprecating state. So while it would be news too her, it'd probably just make her angst. Also Mn's rather passionate, assertive, and well magnetic, so her ending up in Carbon's bed isn't that surprising.
Mn wants to palliate Fe's absence by helping C and keeping her company.
Her presence in C's bed decreased as C got other lovers (like during the Mo era) but as C's lovers start to find lovers of their own, she's more or less the only one...and she doesn't want to abandon C, so she stays, hoping that Fe will return and finally resolve this mess.
In the end, Fe's departure messed up a lot of people.
I'm certainly not one to advocate "everyone dated everyone", I just think that past relationships give more depth to characters, otherwise it would look like their romantic life starts in their thirties out of nowhere.
>>2081284 >It wouldn't have happened if Fe had behaving like a responsible human being. Why would you expect a pregnant fourteen year old to act like a responsible human? One, who may or may not, have had fossils for parents.
>>2081312 I completely agree with that. Because there's a limited amount of characters, the overlap just starts to build after you pair everyone in the cast together, and then pair some of them up in the past too. You know?
>>2081316 Right sixteen. Still the whole situation kind of stunted her emotional growth. Most likely. Also here I was gonna suggest Zn and Mg getting together to kind of better cover overlap when I remember Mg's way younger than Mn for some reason.
>>2081337 Yeah instead of ZnMn, I was gonna suggest ZnMg. It'd expand Mg and wouldn't create as big of an overlap though that was before I realized the gap between Mg and Mn.
Of course, ZnMn being a couple might have to do with science which would probably trump ZnMg.
As for your spoilers, never :^) The big problem with that is, how would Iron get the backbone for it? I like to think she gets an external push through running into some confident silver hair lass doing a part time job at some place Iron regularly visits. Leading to them kind of talking to each other because Iron's a regular and her, Iron, realizing she's a good person and ends up learning more. Leads to becoming friends in some manner and then her(Fe) realizing the girl is Steel. the mention of only having a mom should've tipped her off. Thus seeing the consequence of her actions leads to her finally getting her act together while realizing that it may be too late to be an actual mother for her, but maybe she could be a good, no best friend. Leading to her, Iron, trying to be someone young girls could look up to.
Mg already has her background pre-Be romance, though
>Of course, ZnMn being a couple might have to do with science
It does, ZnMn is used for batteries
While it's a good idea, I have two niggles with it: First I don't see Fe the workaholic casually hanging around teenage girls. Second it's established that Fe supports Steel from the shadows, so it would be very unlikely that she doesn't know what Steel looks like.
If I were to write it, it would be Zn finally going past her breaking point since it now affects Cu as well, but flonium is already writing the FeC stuff.
>>2081346 >ZnMn is used for batteries Well that settles it then. Though I'm curious what Mg's background pre-Be is. Outside of working under Aluminium and being like a less social Mn from what I can remember was written about her.
>FeC Yeah getting Iron to hang around a place where teenage girls are, is a bit of a stretch considering she probably doesn't like public places. As for supporting from the shadows, I didn't think that was agreed upon. I know it was suggested but I figured it just was kind of left at the wayside.
If it is established that Fe supports Steel from the shadows, I could see that being a hook for how they meet. Outside of Zn finally having enough. Maybe something about Steel being curious about her anonymous support and begins to trace it back/track it down and it leads to some Iron using a childish nickname or something to kind of poorly disguise who it is. Poorly as in, if Steel brought the name to Carbon, she'd be able to immediately recognize it.
>>2081349 >Though I'm curious what Mg's background pre-Be is.
She used to date B.
>>FeC >As for supporting from the shadows, I didn't think that was agreed upon.
It made it to her profile.
For Steel I think she actually know her mother is Fe, it's highly unlikely, given that she's surrounded by people who know Fe, that she wouldn't at least know that. Besides that, I think it would be significant if it was Fe who went to see C and Steel, because she's the one who really needs character development at this point.
>>2081353 >It made it to her profile. So it did, though it seems that she's never been successful. That's probably why I didn't remember it. I could definitely see Steel knowing but not realizing, if that makes sense, Iron's contribution to her life and then it just clicked in her head one day. That said, this makes me wonder if Iron could be considered a recluse as well as a workaholic.
>>2081444 So would there be a recent picture of Iron or would it be decades old? >>2081353 If Fe making the first move with C is what's desired, why not have it business related? C gets hired by either Ferric or the person their brokering a deal with and it causes them to run into each other in a professional setting. One where Fe can safely sink into super work mode should she feel flustered. If C is hired by Ferric, then maybe the finer details have to directly involved Iron and Iron has to choose a lesser evil. Aka being slightly stoic with her estranged ex for her business to prosper some more.
Man this has got me wondering how C would feel about industry leader Iron.
>>2081454 >The fact that it has been 17 years requires an explanation about why it has been this long, and at this point, I can't anything other than "Fe went out of her way to avoid C". You're right that is the toughest one outside of her own flaws as a human preventing it. Perhaps she was out of the country for a good portion of the decade? First studying abroad, or running away either works, and then setting up supply connections for her eventual megacorp and then actual international contracts for the various things the megacorp does.
>>2081472 Actually running her megacorp causes her to get caught up in her work and by the time she thinks about contacting, it's been 72 hours without sleep and she hasn't eaten anything for the past twelve hours. That specifically is where I figure her workaholic attitude becomes a hindrance for getting back together with C.
I can also see the one time where she goes along with her sleep-deprived mind she ends up falling asleep as soon as she hears C's voice.
>>2081497 >she think Fe that she can't sleep. That's kind of sweet, if it involves some slightly positive things.
Hell why doesn't Kb's little two shot about Iron's little meltdown be the catalyst for her change. Everyone seems to agree upon Fe indirectly troubling Cu is the straw that breaks Zn's back. What if it bothered Fe as well. Cause really, it was super unprofessional and the way everyone, sans Zn, responded made it seem like it was the first time Iron had such a meltdown.
I don't really want to involve Mn with the family drama, part of it because Li isn't one to involve non-family members in it, and second because the LiK resolution would be more interesting with minimal exterior intervention.
>>2085168 That was probably a bad explanation, but I'm pretty sure if Iron's Megacorp ever expanded or did in the past than they most likely would've had to get involved with for various reasons and I'm sure energy would've been one of the reasons. Especially if they needed to dig around power lines. Though to be fair, she probably wouldn't interact with Po at such a level so I suppose your right. I was hoping the two serious workaholics would've known each other in some capacity.
>>2084765 Here you are http://pastebin.com/TEQ6DKSu I do wonder if Steel will be more akin to Carbon or Iron when Terne and her get more serious with their relationship. Also if Iron ever turned the tables on Carbon and made Carbon weak in the knees.
Also I am sad, at least there I saw no Aluminum. It's my favorite metal as it's got a pretty aesthetic when brushed, is very heat conductive, requires very little energy to recycle, yet a tremendous amount to extract as a raw material.
>>2085725 >Can someone explain Tin's design to me? Tin has two designs: the fancier outfit you see (representing metallic beta tin), and her more casual clothes as in pic related (nonmetallic alpha tin).
The details of the design, you'd have to ask hiwo or flonium (can't remember who did what first)
Same poster who originally suggested it here: They are the smallest, simplest elements. Helium would very stable and precocious while hydrogen would be very clingy and unsure of herself, she would often bond with Carbon and Oxygen for stability.
>>2086507 I think there was some talk of Nd doing a report or something on Lady Ar before Ar found Ori. Not sure about afterwards, but there was definitely at least one time that allowed their techies to get to know each other.
>>2086529 Nd: So, did you find anything interesting on your last expedition? Ar: Ah, n-no, nothing really. >Ori walks into the room, half naked, looking for the TV remote or to get a drink, and leaves Ar: ...
>>2086538 Well more importantly, she did find what could be an entrance to the ruins of a sunken city but yeah. There'd probably be another interview soon, maybe, if she the relics got put in a museum.
>>2086588 Both could work. Dy could point out some cameras Lu could modify for Ar's work and the discover of what may be Atlantis has them working more in tandem to get some stuff from the footage Ar took. Maybe also delete the section where the camera was looking directly at Ori's chest or something.
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