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Year 312-chapter 17-Do Not Go Quiet

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10 hours ago, superstrijder15 said:

It seems that in your long absence you forgot the knowledge of using the Enter key. Awesome song though.

Nice EVA fuel, it still works after <how many was it again?> years! Well, or he is using the gun as a thruster. Also cool how this guy can now breathes vaccuum. The big question: Can he still breathe air?

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ok were were we? the EVA pack is not even needed by anzer anymore,as his faceplate is smashed and his fuel is gone, however he can still change orientation by spinning his arms in circle like a reaction wheel and go places by picking up ring debris and throwing it behind him. as for the question of whether he can breath air. there are two ways for this to work, one of which would definitely let him breathe both water vapor and oxygen, and another that might not let him breath oxygen. the first is that exposed nerves in the lungs could separate the hydrogen from the oxygen thru electrolysis. this has the downside of requiring large amounts of energy (somthing kerbals might have in abundance, depending on whether kerbals really have chlorophyll in their skin) , so Anzer would get very tired breathing water vapor. the second is that the lungs processing cells (the ones that usually break O2 into two oxygen atoms) actually mutated to be able to break the oxygen out of water. if all the lung cells did this, Anzer would not be able to breath oxygen. if a mix of water vapor/oxygen processing cells were achieved, he could breathe both with limited capability (no rigorous exercise allowed)

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10 hours ago, The solid fuel chemist said:

Anzer would not be able to breath oxygen. if a mix of water vapor/oxygen processing cells were achieved, he could breathe both with limited capability (no rigorous exercise allowed)

If he can only breathe water it sounds like he would be able to breath on Kerbin and Laythe, but not on spaceships because of the dry air inside the capsule. I don't think the sun gives enough energy that far out, this is around Eeloo after all, so that is probably impossible. Will be nice to see how he handles emergencies if he can breathe both a bit, or how he handles spaceship atmosphere if he can't.

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oh yeah, i guess he would be able to breathe on kerbin or laythe no matter what due to water in the air. Of course he could just modify his eva suit to have water tanks and a humidifier, but this would give him a Antaeus-like weakness. We must remember though that we are forgetting the possibility of the exposed nerve scenario.

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5 hours ago, The solid fuel chemist said:

We must remember though that we are forgetting the possibility of the exposed nerve scenario.

That will however require a lot of energy, and even if there is chlorofyll in kerbal skin he is really far from Kerbol and only his face is exposed, so I doubt that he can make enough energy.

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MOAR!!!

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chapter 15 part one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r2jqib5EXU

 

Bill sleepily wandered into his kitchen to make some koffie. He flicked on the TV and the morning news flickered on for but a second before a new screen popped up with the words BREAKING NEWS plastered in red bars on the borders of the screen. the reporter, wide-eyed and clutching the microphone with an iron grip, began to speak.

A few seconds later, Bill no longer needed the koffie.

Eeloo had openly attacked Laythe. The planet Bill happened to be on at the moment. He ran outside his apartment with a pair of binoculars and looked up. Sure enough, a city on the horizon was aglow with flashes of light. But why? Eeloo was currently not on any other systems good sides, they had no hope of winning a war. He stared at the ships hanging above, he counted about a dozen brand spanking new Eelian battleships. he counted a few more in the dots that were the smaller ships and escort carriers. It was a sizable armada, but probably all Eeloo had. If he recalled correctly, the Super Strider was the only battleship in Eeloo's fleet at the time of the crew's escape a few years ago. It was just a bad decision, anyone could see that. So what had caused the fleet to follow whatever madkerb was behind the helm?

 

His train of thought was suddenly interrupted by his neighbor, who was a military volunteer, dive off his terrace in full flight gear, rifle mounted on his back. Bill was struck by a sudden urge to follow him. After wrestling with why for a few seconds, he realized. Laythe had become his home. He had to defend it. He grabbed the pistol he kept under his bed and fastened his flight gear. he walked over to his terrace and let the bottle of nanobots transition the lift surfaces from straps on his clothes to his arms, legs, and back. Trying to copy his neighbor, he jumped of his balcony only to flail ungracefully into a level glide. The nanobots assembled themselves into tiny whirling spirals, hooked up to a soda can sized RTG, and mounted themselves on Bills trailing wing edges, serving as ailerons and propulsion. The top speed was humble, but Bill would need the gas powered jets later and he did not want to burn all his fuel. And so he set of for the distant warzone. 

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chapter 15 part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2hRTLdvdnk

 

                       Blur. Pain. Burn. Bill came to his senses lying facedown on the pavement. He rolled onto his back to find himself looking up at blazing skyscrapers. He lay there, waiting to die. If he ran, the battle drones would notice him and kill him. If he did not, eventually they would still kill him. This is how it was going to end. He was a engineer, going to be killed by machines. How Ironic. A spray of tracers flew over him, aimed at a group of soldiers down the street. The drone hovered over him, too busy killing laythiens to notice him. That was when he lunged. With all his remaining strength, he ripped the back panel off the drone and emptied his magazine into the now exposed electronics. One of those bullets hit somthing critical and the drone fell lifeless to the ground. Bill grabbed the edges of the hole and pulled the dead machine into cover. He ripped out anything devoted to autonomous control but left the motor controllers and power supply. He had his nanobots figure out the rest, building switches and levers to allow Bill to control it. He grabbed a helmet from a fallen Eeleian trooper and fastened it to his suit with nanobots. 

 

                         A person standing on the outside of the city would have seen a peculiar sight. The flashes of gunfire ripping the buildings apart from the inside, the artillery shells raining down from the fleet above, and a point of light, ascending through the mayhem, starbound. 

 

                          Bill was trying to slow down. He had badly misjudged when he should do so and was coming in hot. But as he was doing so, he was thinking about how to get inside the battleship. And he laid in a heading and let go of his impromptu booster, nanobots scurrying back up his arms to form reaction wheels. The drone crashed into a service docking port and punched thru. To avoid splatting like a bug on a windshield, Bill vented some of the gas from his unused jet engines. He set down inside the airlock, hooked in his vr glasses, and started hacking away.

 

 

 

                            -Finals are over, school is almost done, and summer awaits. prepare for more Year 312!-

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Posted (edited)

 

chapter 16- a broken angel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTmE0x7J62Q (doing chapter names now instead of parts)

 

Bills fingers few over the keyboard, knocking down firewalls and deleting whatever he could. One by one, the artillery batteries fell silent. The user interfaces of the screens on the bridge began to slowly deteriorate. Bill overloaded the life support systems in the ships data bank room and started a fire. The engines holding the ship above the city stopped burning. He was about to get at the communications software when the inner door of the airlock opened. Bill turned and raised his pistol. Standing there with a mad gleam in his eyes, a gyrojet combat shotgun in his hands,  and a expression blank of all kermanity, was Anzer kerman, secondary engineer aboard the Zephyr and the leader of the now obvious Eelian coup. 

"you..." Anzer raised his shotgun

Bill fired first.

the bullet ripped thru the magazine of the shotgun and sent the cylindrical pushers flying all over the airlock, leaving a expanding cloud of razor shards. Bill kept his pistol trained on Anzer. "By krakens, what happened to you?" Anzer blinked multiple times, recovering from shell shock.

"Space, Bill. This krakenforsaken empty void is what happened to me. Its ironic, isn't it? Space gave you a name, and now its going to kill you." 

Anzer lunged at Bill, and they both tumbled out of the airlock into space. Anzer was about to slam down on bills faceplate with the butt of his shotgun when Bill felt a sharp pain in his gut and was torn away from anzer by a unknown force. Bill looked down and saw air hissing from his suit, acting like a rocket and accelerating him towards laythe. Anzer had the same problem, he was just being trust back into the airlock. In the middle of the two, a bloody glinting razor shard from anzers shotgun that had become pinned between the two when anzer tackled Bill. The hissing was growing fainter, and Bills vision darker, until Bill Kerman slipped into unconsciousness. A broken angel, falling from the heavens.

 

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Chapter 17-Do Not Go Quiet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6SrvLA1tRE

Bill fell faster and faster. artillery shells flew past him, some missing him narrowly. As Bill hit the upper atmosphere. he started to tumble violently until he settled in a back first formation. A few small reentry flames licked the edges of his wingsuit but did not do any damage due to a heat shield of nanobots. after the flames died down, there was nothing but quiet wind as Bill and the artillery shells both were reduced to terminal velocity, falling in synchronization. The wind went from a whisper to a roar as they hit the lower atmosphere  and started to slow down in earnest, falling slower but still at very lethal speeds.

 

The air pressure returned to normal levels, and Bills suit was able to keep up with the loss of pressure. He opened his eyes to find a 1 ton explosive shell hanging over his face. After getting his bearings, he pushed away from the shell and looked down to find the ground alarmingly close. He threw out his arms and almost pulled up in time.

Almost.

the spire of a skyscraper shredded the rear flap of his wingsuit  and Bill tumbled head over heels. He almost lost consciousness a second time from g-forces and could barely see. he closed his eye and waited for the ground to meet him. But the nanobots did not give up so easily. They made rudimentary rocket nozzles and shoved themselves thru with incredible force. Bill decelerated just in time and hovered above the ground for a few seconds, and fell the last foot. The city fell quiet. The Eeleian navy had been driven off by the combined forced of the United Moons of Jool, and the day had been won.

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Posted (edited)

WE HAVE OFFICIALLY REACHED 2017 VIEWS!!!!

thank you guys for all the support. I had no idea I could write something that people would actually like.

(I actually checked and it said exactly 2017)

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