JOHN: hey dave... JOHN: why is jade asleep? JOHN: and also teen nanna. JOHN: or, jane i mean. DAVE: oh uh DAVE: yeah vriska had to knock them out JOHN: what?? JOHN: why? DAVE: they were kickin up a ruckus JOHN: can you wake them up? VRISKA: DON'T WAKE THEM UP!!!!!!!! JOHN: !!! DAVE: yeah we cant DAVE: some kind of brainwashing thing going on DAVE: gotta keep em napping DAVE: especially jade im sure you know what kind of crooked ass baloneyfuck powers she got DAVE: cant let her turn those against us JOHN: right. DAVE: she should be pretty psyched to see you though JOHN: you think? DAVE: yeah DAVE: um DAVE: i dunno if you know this or not but DAVE: apparently along the way our version of john died DAVE: so she made the whole trip without you JOHN: oh no! DAVE: yeah this timeline was gearing up to be pretty tragic i guess but then you sorta deus exxed out of nowhere and spared us those sadtimes DAVE: i mean from your point of view i guess it isnt deus ex shit you were just the normal john you always were all zipping around like a nerdy hypergod saving everything from whatever DAVE: but from our standpoint you just kinda yanked yourself out of random ass nothing but hey you know what ill take it JOHN: man. JOHN: i had no idea. JOHN: i guess that's what typheus meant? JOHN: that's so sad... JOHN: poor jade! JOHN: i can't believe she had to spend all that time on the ship thinking i was dead... JOHN: i mean, i guess i WAS dead. but... JOHN: you know what i mean. JOHN: are you sure we can't wake her up for a second, just so she can see i'm alright? VRISKA: >::::| DAVE: feel free but i have a feeling youll just be joining her nap if you try JOHN: darn. JOHN: i guess we'll have to catch up later. JOHN: hey, what about dave sprite? DAVE: dead JOHN: noooo! JOHN: that sucks too! DAVE: yeah DAVE: i guess so JOHN: you guess?? DAVE: its a weird subject for me DAVE: like DAVE: the guy was always on borrowed time wasnt he DAVE: i mean that was his whole "thing" right JOHN: i dunno. JOHN: i'll miss him anyway, even if he isn't the "real dave". JOHN: i kinda feel bad for ever thinking of him as a less real version, actually. DAVE: yeah hes me and exactly what i would be like if i was a moping existential bird so its kind of embarrassing to even talk about ok DAVE: i guess it is """sad""" but you know a lot of versions of me have died DAVE: lots of versions of all of us including you DAVE: isnt whats important that certain dubiously categorized iterations of ourselves are all alive here and now and hanging out JOHN: yeah, that is what's important! JOHN: i guess there will be time to reflect on everything that was lost later, like dead time clones and double dead ghosts, or other such hogwash. JOHN: right now i'm still so excited to see everybody. JOHN: there's so much crazy stuff for us all to catch up on... JOHN: i don't even know where to start, it's overwhelming! DAVE: dont stress over it DAVE: we still have some time to kill before shit starts getting real in this session DAVE: at least according to our vriska in chief JOHN: what do you mean? DAVE: all the bad guys are still just outside the incipisphere DAVE: they wont converge here until a few hours or so DAVE: so lets all just sit back a while and shoot the shit DAVE: and i do mean empty our clips into the shit, like really pump that turd full of lead DAVE: right up until she gets bossy again and commandeers our fly brotimes with more shrill tactical exhortations JOHN: ok, that sounds great!