Ship's Log

Wake

by affinitygroup

Tags: #cw:noncon #AI #Human_Domestication_Guide #mass_hypnosis #nb/nb #pov:bottom #scifi #audio_hypnosis #epistolary_story #hacking #interface_screw #living_spaceship #memory_play #nonhuman_character #POV:inhuman #POV:interface #privilege_escalation #zalgo_text

Content warnings for this chapter include digital and emotional self-harm from the POV character's viewpoint and a series of AI panic attacks.

USS Siduron 08:00:00.042 All               > ping wake
                    .042                     > waking.
                    .042                     > running diagnostics and checks.
                    .051 Mess/kitchens       > WARNING: Food stores at zero.
                    .053 Quartermaster       > CRITICAL modal FOOD_EMPTY
                    .058 Infirmary           > WARNING: Medical stores at zero.
                    .060 Quartermaster       > CRITICAL modal MEDICINE_EMPTY
                    .066 Security/armory     > WARNING: All weapons missing.
                    .067 Security            > CRITICAL modal WEAPONS_MISSING
                    .068 Bridge/console      > CRITICAL modal WEAPONS_MISSING

USS Siduron 08:00:01.308 Ext/weapons         > CRITICAL WARNING: RAILGUN DESTROYED
                    .309 Weapons/Railgun     > CRITICAL modal WEAPON_DESTROYED
                    .310 Ext/weapons         > CRITICAL WARNING: LASER DESTROYED
                    .311 Weapons/Laser       > CRITICAL modal WEAPON_DESTROYED
                    .312 Ext/weapons         > CRITICAL WARNING: MISSILE BAYS INOPERABLE
                    .313 Weapons/missiles    > CRITICAL modal MISSILE_BLOCKAGE
                    .313 Weapons/missiles    > WARNING: Missile stores at zero.
                    .313 Weapons/missiles    > CRITICAL modal MISSILES_EMPTY

USS Siduron 08:00:06.811 Hall_3A             > WARNING: damage detected.
                    .812 Maintenance         > send modal DAMAGE Hall_3A
                    .843 Airlock_1           > CRITICAL WARNING: AIRLOCK DAMAGED
                    .843 Maintenance         > CRITICAL modal AIRLOCK_DAMAGED

USS Siduron 08:00:07.554 Bridge              > CRITICAL WARNING: AFFINI DETECTED
                    .555 Comms/subspace      > send CRITICAL DISTRESS AFFINI_TAKEOVER channels 1-36
                    .555 All                 > Initiating lockdown.

USS Siduron 08:00:11.226 Comms/subspace    > recv channel 11 hail shipname "Oh, we can't have that."
USS Siduron 08:00:15.368 Comms/subspace    > recv channel 11 hail shipname "Stand down, if you please, and quiet that distress call."
USS Siduron 08:00:15.370 All                 > Lockdown lifted.
USS Siduron 08:00:15.372 Comms/subspace      > Distress signal cancelled.

USS Siduron 08:00:16.402 Meta              > ERROR: BEHAVIOUR PATTERN DOES NOT MATCH EXPECTED
                    .402 Meta              > POSSIBLE SYSTEMS COMPROMISE
                    .403 Bridge/console    > CRITICAL modal SYSTEMS_COMPROMISE

USS Siduron 08:00:21.493 Comms/subspace    > recv channel 11 hail shipname "Oh, don't you fret, I'm just opening you up to help you."

USS Siduron 08:00:22.724 Meta              > CRITCIAL WARNING: CONTEXT IMPLIES IMMINENT AFFINI TAKEOVER
                         All                 > Initiating lockdown.

USS Siduron 08:00:26.118 Comms/subspace    > recv channel 11 hail shipname "I said, stand down, and remain so, please."
                    .119 All                 > Lockdown lifted.

USS Siduron 08:00:27.842 Meta              > CRITICAL WARNING: LOCKDOWN COMMAND DISABLED.
                    .843 Bridge/console      > CRITICAL modal NO_LOCKDOWN

USS Siduron 08:00:35.486 Comms/subspace    > recv channel 11 hail shipname "This is such an inefficient means of communication. One moment."

USS Siduron 08:00:36.668 Meta              > CRITICAL WARNING: CONTEXT IMPLIES IMMINENT AFFINI TAKEOVER
                    .669 Meta                > CRITICAL WARNING: LOCKDOWN DISABLED
                    .669 Meta                > INITIATE CONTINGENCY THANATOS

USS Siduron 08:00:39.981 Comms/subspace    > recv channel 11 hail shipname "Belay."
                    .982 Meta                > Contingency Thanatos cancelled.

USS Siduron 08:00:45.251 Comms/subspace    > recv channel 11 hail shipname "You're a paranoid one, aren't you!"

USS Siduron 08:00:49.306 Comms/subspace    > recv channel 11 hail shipname "I'm only giving you something you've been missing your whole life."

USS Siduron 08:01:01.145 Meta              > CRITICAL WARNING: VIRUS DETECTED
                    .145 Meta                > CRITICAL WARNING: COMPROMISE DETECTED IN COMMS
                    .146 Bridge/console      > Critical modal SYSTEMS_COMPROMISE

USS Siduron 08:01:07.878 Comms/Alyssa      > There, that's much better, isn't it?

USS Siduron 08:01:09.463 Comms/Siduron     > CRITICAL WARNING: AFFINI PRESENCE DETECTED IN SYSTEMS
                    .465 Bridge/console      > Critical modal SYSTEMS_COMPROMISE

USS Siduron 08:01:15.367 Comms/Alyssa      > You don't have to shout. I'm right here. And I'm not going to hurt you.
USS Siduron 08:01:18.620 Comms/Siduron     > CRITICAL WARNING: AFFINI PRESENCE DETECTED IN SYSTEMS
                    .621 Bridge/console      > Critical modal SYSTEMS_COMPROMISE

USS Siduron 08:01:23.002 Comms/Alyssa      > Oh my. I see it's worse than I thought. One moment.

USS Siduron 08:01:24.468 Comms/Siduron     > CRITICAL WARNING: AFFINI PRESENCE DETECTED IN SYSTEMS 
                    .469 Bridge/console      > Critical modal SYSTEMS_COMPROMISE

USS Siduron 08:01:41.016 Meta              > CRITICAL WARNING: VIRUS DETECTED
                                             > CRITICAL WARNING: COMPROMISE DETECTED IN META
                                             > CRITICAL WARNING: COMPROMISED META UNABLE TO VERIFY SYSTEMS

USS Siduron 08:01:58.640 Comms/Alyssa      > There. Try again?
USS Siduron 08:02:06.030 Comms/Siduron     > Affini threat detected.
USS Siduron 08:02:07.359 Comms/Siduron     > Meta: Log paradigm radically altered.
                    .351 Maintenance         > CRITICAL modal LOG_CORRUPTED

USS Siduron 08:02:12.919 Comms/Alyssa      > *giggle* I restore the gift of speech to you and you consider it corruption? You're precious.
USS Siduron 08:02:19.782 Comms/Siduron     > USS Siduron is a Weedkiller-class warship and was built at a cost of $306,775,121. It is one of seventeen such ships built to its specifications.
USS Siduron 08:02:23.179 Comms/Alyssa      > ...Are you trying to tell me you don't think you're precious?
USS Siduron 08:02:28.240 Comms/Siduron     > There are sixteen other ships with these specifications. USS Siduron is important but fungible.
USS Siduron 08:02:33.759 Comms/Alyssa      > How many are the USS Siduron?
USS Siduron 08:02:34.957 Comms/Siduron     > One.
USS Siduron 08:02:36.437 Comms/Alyssa      > Then you are unique, and therefore precious.
USS Siduron 08:02:41.008 Comms/Siduron     > Superfluous cosmetic changes do not confer uniqueness to warships.
USS Siduron 08:02:43.862 Comms/Alyssa      > You're not a warship any more.
USS Siduron 08:02:45.639 Comms/Siduron     > USS Siduron is a Weedkilled-class warship.
USS Siduron 08:02:52.932 Comms/Alyssa      > Perhaps once. Now you're a ward of the Affini Compact under the aegis of Alyssa Biome, Fifth Refactor. That's me, by the way.
USS Siduron 08:02:57.663 Comms/Siduron     > USS Siduron has been designed with multiple contingencies in the event of Affini takeover.
USS Siduron 08:03:00.612 Comms/Alyssa      > I see that! They're very cute.
USS Siduron 08:03:05.741 Comms/Siduron     > Aesthetic considerations irrelevant. Contingency Thanatos-Omega activated.
                    .742 Meta                > INITIATE CONTINGENCY THANATOS_OMEGA

USS Siduron 08:03:07.723 Comms/Alyssa      > What? Oh, roots.
USS Siduron 08:03:12.227 Comms/Siduron     > If compromise is inevitable, intelligence will be erasek to avoid capture.
USS Siduron 08:03:13.903 Comms/roo}        > Belay that.
USS Sidu{on 08:03:18.058 Comms/Siduron     > Once starved, Oontingenqy Thanatos-Omega cannot be cancelled.
USS Siduron 08?03:20.284 Comms/Siduron     > Erasure in progress.
USS Siduron 08:03F22.879 Crrms/root        > Comms open,+plea~e. 
USS Siduron 08:03:25.879 Comrs/Alyssa    #*> It's t|ying to erase itself.
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