mathemagier: Ten years of experience!! (Default)
[Screened calls go straight to voicemail, where an impatient recording answers]

You've reached Dr. Hermann Gottlieb. Leave your name, number, and business if you expect a return call. Thank you.

[Alternatively, you may hear the following in a much sharper tone that's meant for someone else entirely]

Newton, for the love of God, stop leaving pointless messages!
Date/Time: 2016-01-21 16:00 (UTC)Posted by: [personal profile] superposition
superposition: ((talk to me))
[Qubit's not sure why Newt sent him word to pass along instead of (or in addition to?) just contacting Hermann himself, but.]

Have you heard from Newt? I just got a message from him.
Edited Date/Time: 2016-01-21 16:00 (UTC)
Date/Time: 2016-01-21 19:38 (UTC)Posted by: [personal profile] superposition
superposition: (All men have secrets)
Good. Good. [Qubit, on the other hand, actually is a little relieved. It's nothing compared to the Drift, he knows, but limited contact is better than none.]

What about you, how are you holding up?
Date/Time: 2016-01-22 00:07 (UTC)Posted by: [personal profile] superposition
superposition: ((ponders the gate))
[The moon? He can do that? Already? Even Qubit's everyday teleportals can only reach about half that far.]

If you can get it there without hurting yourself, I'd say go for it. Although if it's just a camera, that's a lot of ground to cover. A long-range sensor is probably a better bet. I can put one together for you. [On Earth a life-sign detector would be useless, but on an otherwise lifeless rock...] Even if that's not where they're keeping them, it's important to eliminate it.


We'll get him back, Hermann. We'll get them all back.
Edited Date/Time: 2016-01-22 00:08 (UTC)
Date/Time: 2016-01-22 00:30 (UTC)Posted by: [personal profile] superposition
superposition: ((what are we talking about?))
Yeah, provided they don't have countermeasures. The Porter's been known to interfere with that kind of thing before, and if they've got something similar...

[... Oh wait, he was trying to be reassuring here. Well, but - no, he's not going to sugarcoat things for Hermann, the man has a right to full disclosure.]

... if that's the case, we'll find a workaround. Cross that bridge when we come to it.
Date/Time: 2016-01-22 00:46 (UTC)Posted by: [personal profile] superposition
superposition: ((tight-lipped))
Of course it has. How else do you explain us?
Date/Time: 2016-01-22 01:13 (UTC)Posted by: [personal profile] superposition
superposition: (So what difference does it make?)
Interdimensional, interplanetary, international... [You can't see it, but he's waving his hand in a demonstrative fashion.] It's got the ability to abduct people across dimensional barriers, space, and time, for God's sake. Compared to that, half a planet is nothing.
Date/Time: 2016-01-22 01:27 (UTC)Posted by: [personal profile] superposition
superposition: (You won't see me anymore)
Oh - oh, you meant the interference? No, no, I meant - I'm sure you remember that debacle in my lab a few months back? The more follow-up I've done on that, the more signs are pointing to the Porter as the source. It's subtle. A spin here, a quark there. Little errors that, on their own, wouldn't be a problem, but as you start scaling up they propagate catastrophically. Whatever wave function the Porter's using, it interferes with mine. Maybe vice versa, too, I'd need more data - but that's not the point. That interference is present everywhere the wave function exists, which is to say, everywhere. Omniscience has nothing to do with it.

... Except the observer effect, possibly, but you don't need omniscience for that.

[Things Qubit should be working on: probably not this.]


mathemagier: Ten years of experience!! (Default)
Hermann Gottlieb

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