(09:22)silentconspirator: Hey, boss?
(09:24)Admiral Pancake: Report.
(09:24)silentconspirator: You could say "Good morning..."
(09:25)Admiral Pancake: Good morning.
(09:25)silentconspirator: There we go!
(09:25)Admiral Pancake: You know I have trouble with that.
(09:26)silentconspirator: Yeah, Eugene, I get it. But, hey, we're in a pretty good position, all things considered. You could try to lighten up a little.
(09:26)Admiral Pancake: Being stranded on the moon, with nothing but a bunch of variously incomplete personality duplicates for company, is not my idea of being in a good position.
(09:27)silentconspirator: Woah, hey, I'm not a personality duplicate.
(09:27)Admiral Pancake: Nor are you company, right now, I'm afraid. I wish you were.
(09:28)silentconspirator: As do I. But the base staff seem to have accepted my cover story, so there's that.
(09:28)Admiral Pancake: You were afraid they wouldn't?
(09:29)silentconspirator: We hijacked a launch from Earth and replaced the pilot with someone who doesn't really look that similar. If anyone had decided to radio down and confirm my identity...
(09:29)silentconspirator: But anyway, their own hardware is [censored]y enough that they bought my story about the rocket's computer [censored]ing up.
(09:30)Admiral Pancake: I knew being a cheap [censored] would come in handy someday.
(09:30)silentconspirator: See? You do remember how jokes work, after all!
(09:31)Admiral Pancake: So I do. Have you made contact with the target yet?
(09:31)silentconspirator: No, I haven't, but not for lack of trying. She's reclusive as hell.
(09:31)Admiral Pancake: That would be an issue.
(09:32)silentconspirator: On the plus side, her boyfriend has been trying to nudge her into getting out more. I've been keeping close tabs on that one.
(09:33)Admiral Pancake: EntropicPhantom?
(09:34)silentconspirator: That's the one. Funny how our various persons of interest seem to know each other.
(09:34)Admiral Pancake: I believe you can derive that from the shatterpoint equations. There's a proof somewhere in Etamnanki, if you're interested.
(09:34)Admiral Pancake: You're sure no one's noticed your tinkering?
(09:35)silentconspirator: The person I'm replacing is an IT engineer. It's not so much that they haven't noticed, as that it's literally my alias' job description.
(09:35)silentconspirator: (Tell me you disposed of the body properly?)
(09:36)Admiral Pancake: They might notice that you're looking into private chat logs. I trust that you know what you're doing, but I'd hate to lose you, and not just on a professional level.
(09:37)Admiral Pancake: (She's been incinerated and sprinkled over the Phoenix's hull.)
(09:37)silentconspirator: I'm not sure that world domination counts as a profession, Eugene. (That works!)
(09:37)Admiral Pancake: It's more like a way of life.
(09:37)silentconspirator: You joked again!
(09:37)Admiral Pancake: Not intentionally.
(09:38)silentconspirator: Right, well
(09:38)silentconspirator: I'm pushing my luck leaving this socket open so long. Anything I need to be updated on before I go?
(09:39)Admiral Pancake: I don't believe so. Stay safe.
(09:39)silentconspirator: I'll try! <3
(09:40)System: User silentconspirator has disconnected.