After their aerostat invasion during the last session, the Stray Thoughts team retreats to recuperate and plan their next move. However, Armand LeFleur is not the type to forgive and forget, and they soon find themselves the victims of a hired bombing. In the aftermath of the explosion, LeFleur’s goons abscond with Stardust, leaving the team to fend for themselves. With Stardust missing, Damien severely wounded and 3lizab3th reeling from her first experience with flesh pain, the team will have to mount a rescue operation before Stardust ends up as another of her father’s brainwashed forknapped slaves. Can they get to her in time?
The Stray Thoughts team faces down its toughest challenge yet: the LeFleur family! When Bull learns that her forknapping father Armand has taken up residence on Venus in his own private aerostat, she convinces the team to accompany her on the revenge mission she’s been dying to undertake. The team decides to infiltrate by exploiting Esmeralda’s friendship with Tiffany Prime, and expose Armand’s crimes once and for all. However, it soon becomes clear that Armand and his daughter may be more prepared for a visit from Bull than any of them could have predicted. Can the team help Bull avenge her lost childhood, find a new identity, and finally move on from the devastating trauma that turned her into a murder machine? Find out, this week on Stray Thoughts!
We’re back, with a Fiasco inspired by Valve’s Portal series! At the Aperture Science Enrichment Center, the AI programmers are hard at work trying to bring their boss Cave Johnson’s dreams of digital immortality to life. Drs. Helena Carlyle and Phillip Reingold, two members of the elite team of GLaDOS programmers, are a bit out of sorts after their project’s first test activation took a potentially deadly turn. For unknown reasons, Helena has been tasked with trying to seduce the Materials Science Sphere, while Phil finds himself competing with Tape Dispenser 437, a robotic arm that was slowly upgraded and given sentience over the course of four decades, for his job as an AI programmer. Meanwhile, Mat and Aperture’s genius-level janitor Franklin are manufacturing a stockpile of deadly neurotoxin for…experimental purposes. When they begin to suspect that Tape-y has augmented itself to superhuman levels of intelligence, Helena and Phil rush to stop it from (maybe?) taking over the facility and (potentially?) ending human life as we know it. However, it soon becomes clear that Franklin harbors deep-rooted paternal feelings for the Aperture AIs, and that he’ll sink to threats, blackmail and possibly even murder to keep his robotic children safe. Can two scientists save The Enrichment Center (and everybody inside it) from techno-armageddon, or will their attempt turn into a complete Fiasco?
Last week, our ex-Sentinels battled their way through a never-ending simulation of The Fall in order to help Lucas Guerra escape his own personal Hell. This week, they’ll have to do it all again! When the simulation resets and the group remains trapped, they start thinking outside the box about what the exit key could potentially be. They focus on the young girl that the group encountered the first time they rezzed in, an innocent who is likely more deserving of rescue than the hypercorp elite that Lucas was originally sent to extract. Now, they’ll have to find her in the chaos of the war-torn streets and get her to safety, all the while dealing with Bull’s newly reinstalled emotions. Can they possibly win this fight without her?