Are overly conventional cybernetic arms holding back the State?

(Elsebeth Rhiannon) #21

These. Or maybe people who have already been through hell and come out more-or-less functional are just more likely to pass the training.

(Teinyhr) #22

This wasn’t always part of the process, though. That said, I’ve heard somewhere that apparently a surprising number of otherwise capsule-ready pilots can’t overcome that part of the modern training.

(Melisma Ramijozana) #23

I have a clanmate who was against giving up his original body during training.

Not coincidentally, he failed out before he got that far.

(Samira Kernher) #24

Yes, it wasn’t always. There are plenty of older capsuleers who went through the program without having to self-euthanize. But as far as I understand, it’s mandated for new graduates now. I was in one of the last classes in Republic University before they made it a requirement.

(Corraidhin Farsaidh) #25

It wasn’t actually an issue for me. No trauma in my childhood or adult life as such, just the usual stuff. However, I believe being Intaki helped. I’ve led previous lives already, to me every time I clone it’s simply a new incarnation in this life.

(Khenbish Kion) #26

I’ve never been much for the grand spiritual debates but I would very much like a tentacle arm like an octopus, so I support this idea in general.

(Elsebeth Rhiannon) #27

Probably should have been, though.

(Teinyhr) #28


(Shintoko Akahoshi) #29

We’re capsuleers. We’ve always been good at euthanizing each other, regardless.

(Karmilla Strife) #30

This sounds like reason enough to start an arms race.

(Deitra Vess) #31

The Federation doesn’t have a leg to stand on.

(Shintoko Akahoshi) #32

Oh, come on, people, get a grip!

(Teinyhr) #33

We can’t, someone spilled elbow grease.

(Melisma Ramijozana) #34

Why must you insist on pointing the finger?

(Kalaratiri) #35

This is getting out of hand.

(Rana Ash) #36

And so the great pun war had begun, sadly no one noticed that the drones and their allies the vending machines where taking over station by station. Until it was to late, then we where all doomed to drinking tepid beverages and 3 years out of past due date chocolate…

(Tyrel Toov) #37

I’m thinking an outreach program may be necessary.

(Corraidhin Farsaidh) #38

That would never happen without a fully armed response.

(Deitra Vess) #39

HEY! That’s a step too far!

(Melisma Ramijozana) #40

Indeed, I suspect he’ll be putting his foot in his mouth over that.