Fake Friends Forever (´・ω・`)

Seen August 3rd, 2018
Posted August 3rd, 2018
984 posts
4.1 Years
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I see ronnie everywhere I go

......The terrestrial planet, Tlaloc — about half Earth’s circumference, while near-identical in regards to rotation, it is a dime a dozen among the habitable planets within the A___ star system. A___ans as a whole have grown to develop, ironically, a culture divergent of Earth’s, exemplified by a separate calendar and an isolation from the military culture gradually overtaking compatriot galaxies with the expansion of the Cirzarian Empire.

......The sheer span of the Empire’s growth quashed all hopes of Earth returning to its glory days as the intergalactic juggernaut it had been. With resources overextended from colonization efforts throughout the known universe and overpopulation at home, the A___an Colonization Effort became half-hearted, and before settlers on the farther-off Tlaloc had realized, was swiftly junked and abandoned, leaving them stranded out in space for that next thousand or so years. Life went on regardless, without modernized technology, without a pipeline into the wider world; sovereignty from the Cirzarian Empire was not an ideal.

......Tlaloc and the few other unfortunate, smaller “non-Earths” were never considered ideal themselves as to be worth acquiring. Primarily, this was because they were impoverished, lacking unique exports that didn’t already overlap with the plethora of A_____an Earth clones — when these planets were believed to be the only options, they had been prioritized.
......Tlaloc as well suffered another issue: a revolution path so wide, so slow, it would collide with a supermassive black hole at A___’s center before completing its first round about the Sun in approximately a millennium. There was nothing to gain from a doomed planet.

......But that doomed planet had people on it nonetheless, and it vied to interact economically with the Cirzarians alongside its A____an neighbors. However, Tlaloc proved so technologically incompetent, it did not have spacecraft advanced enough to participate in the lightspeed exchange that allowed economic exchange between planetary systems to even exist. The Tlalocians had to launch everything at a specific time in hopes it and the returning goods would arrive within the same year, and even then, there remained massive room for error. Tlalocian economy saw huge spikes in instances of success undermined by botched exchanges, failed coordination, and the prevailing inadequacy of the planet and its products.

......Ttaloc could only remain relevant by turning away from humanity’s greatest empire and embracing the illegal trade it sought to cease. This was the highly-legal sell and redistribution of augmentation technology, mainly of cybernetics, which saw entry into susceptible planets like Tlaloc even after the black market was seemingly purged of the practice by Cirzarian authorities. Beyond the route of lightspeed exchange, however, pirates achieved "warp-speed" with stolen models to access the destitute reaches of systems like A____.
......With its hands on augmentation, Tlaloc saw to the cybernetic empowerment of a young militia separate of the A____an Council and found patrons in other nearby planets looking to do the same. The efforts were embraced by the Tlalocian monarchy with King Primavera himself opting to augment his three children.

......With representatives across the galaxy, the A____an Council was far less accommodating of Tlaloc’s outlandish approach to economic reform and threatened to place total embargo on the planet if Primavera continued to participate in what they considered “child-trafficking;” near-isolation from the Cirzarians had provided no entry point for augmentation in public acceptance. It also meant the A____an military at large was unequipped for augmented soldiers.
......Tlaloc lead a siege on its compatriots to overthrow the council, lasting the next few years. It would have prompted a new era of Tlalocian prosperity, provided it did not disrupt economic allies of the Cirzarian Empire, thereby placing Tlaloc in the Empire’s sights. ......In occupying the source of the upheaval, it was ended instantaneously — King Primavera and his queen were killed; all unreasonable augments were skilled; and all augments otherwise thought non-threatening or inexperienced were abducted to join the Augments Academy to make productive use of them. The majority of the militia, it was discovered, had cybernetics employed shoddily, sometimes to the detriment of the child. In a sense, then, the takeover was for the Andromedians’ own good.

......The recency of the Tlalocian Revolution proves it difficult to predict how the A____an System will recuperate, but the Planet Tlaloc has been properly enfeebled and is no longer represented within the A____an Council.
......With the muck the Tlalocians had made of cybernetic augmentation, it was discovered some of the viable children were susceptible to thaumaturgical altercation, and the same technology was incompetently administered to apply this classification, like mixing oil and water. It came at the expense of thirty young lives. Miraculously, Ronnie Primavera, daughter of the Tlalocian king, was one of the few who survived in the surgical removal of cybernetic brain modifiers, allowing her thaumaturgical abilities to surface. Initially, they were thought underwhelming. A two-week development process showed Ronnie was only capable of creating indistinct entoptic entities visible only to herself. Often taking the form of events she had not yet seen, such as deceased family members despite being comatose at their times of death, they proved strenuous on her mental wellbeing. It was planned that Ronnie’s older sibling, Alber Primavera, would join Augment Academy while she remained on Tlaloc.
......Ronnie proved extraordinary, yet again, in a week’s time developing a useful application of her powerset in the materialization of a sour smell in an experimenter’s consciousness, alerting them and others to a fuel leak in the holding ship. It is likely posttraumatic growth was and continues to be at play in Ronnie’s status as a star student and tactician at the Academy. Miss Primavera possesses a rapt avidity for participation in school events and is particularly invested in developing her capabilities even further, working with a personal thaumatologist to push them to their limits. Now entering her fourth year at Augments Academy, Ronnie aims for the very top, pursuing not only head of her class but also a role as Chief of Specialized Units in her future serving the Cirzarian military.
She's entoptic, eyes of mercury
......Ronnie was born into a happy family of four, not including herself — a father, mother, older and younger brother. Technically, too, she was born into royalty, though it never felt that way. People would get mad at Dad sometimes, the Double-A other times. Otherwise, childhood was as idyllic as a child would certainly view it, a verdant paradise interspersed with arcade cabinets, Gameboys, and square TVs with folded antennae. And starlight. The sky in Tͦͣͩ̂͒̒͏͏̴l̶̶͆̀̄̈́͘a̢̅͆̀̚͠l͆͗͒ͤ͑͆͌ơ̧̢̑ͧ̽ͮ̈̄͊̚c̶ͪͫ̃̒̐͑ blushed with stars and violet nebulae.
......That’s all she can remember about it.
......Mom and Dad are an incomplete memory, but she knows Perry is dead. She’s glad she can’t remember the way he looked or smelled, because sometimes her mother’s smile and cupped-hand wave, the twinkle of faux diamond choking her neck, and the bounce of tight, auburn curls, they all come back in a freezing inundation.
......Ronnie wakes up with wet, red eyes. Her head is pounding. The dorm is dark, the floor smooth, synthetic, and cold. She strides across it to the bathroom and locks herself in. Dark, claustrophobic, closet-sized. She burrows in the warmth of her hands. Soft whimpering, like an animal.
......She thinks two things: that she looks stupid, that this is stupid, but also that she looks like her mother. Her curls bounce the same; they drift around her in a sovereign mass at their own calm volition. She wonders if Mom was as tall as she is, and if her eyes were blue, or if that came from Dad. She has no diamonds, faux or otherwise, but Ronnie recalls being told that she glows.
......In an effort to salvage that radiance, Ronnie risks a look at her smeared face in the mirror. She risks grimacing at her pig-nose and too-fat cheeks to smile. It droops like mud, collapses. She tries again. And then she tries the wave. She sobs.

I can't find her, I can't ease my soul
She's a mystery, so unnatural

Ronnie’s augmentation manifests through two distinctions:

★ A kind person, not an honest person, who believes unconditionally that ends justify means. In the end, the will always service the “greater good.”

★ A social butterfly with a lax, genial disposition. She is greatly stimulated by interaction and discourse. One of her greatest passions is meeting new people.

★ Embraces leadership, though she is far more aloof than argumentative. She seems to misunderstand what would make for a “heavy” topic of conversation. And her opinions can be stated with steadfastness while being subject to capricious change. A girl of whimsy, she lacks self-awareness and can exhibit hypocrisy.

★ She isn’t stupid. Philosophically, she can be pinned down as an optimistic nihilist and pseudo-hedonist, as she believes there is nothing complex or meaningful about human existence, but the sheer miracle that is living is in itself worth protecting and enjoying to its fullest. Ronnie thinks everyone is special and important, including herself, and that every man, woman, or otherwise is inherently good — people just make misguided decisions. Her goal is to become the greatest with what she has been given to protect everyone.

★ Her central hobby is photography. Her photos exhibit hyperfocus on the mundane, closeups of utensils, wires, potted plastic plants. She seems unnerved by modern technology.

......Entoptic — Ronnie can project onto chosen subject(s) anything within her range of perception, specifically including sensory information, mental thought process — a telepathy — and literal beings or objects. In the case of the latter, Ronnie decides a focal point, whether it be an object or living being, and can then project roughly thirty meters out from that point. Ronnie, therefore, does not have to physically see what lies around a focal point, as long as it falls into that range, though this in-turn means she cannot be selective in what she allows her subject(s) to see or perceive. This is the only instance where Ronnie does not hold complete election over what is projected onto her subject(s).
......Single projected entities will manifest for subject(s) on top of their personal range of perception as relative to Ronnie’s own. (This can create the illusion of persons walking on thin air or through walls.) Projected environments, or parts of environments, will blend with that of the subject(s).
......Projections will appear more or less life-like in accordance to the stability of Ronnie’s mental and emotional health. In worst case scenarios, they have manifested as blots, horrific mutations of what was first intended, or ugly smears.
......Ronnie can also hone in on only one focal point at a time.
......The limit of subject(s) also relies on Ronnie’s stability, as well as how willing said subject(s) are to compromise, making an exact number hard to approximate. Those who display extreme mental fortitude and/or mulish refusal can reject Ronnie’s projections, either causing them to disappear or reducing them to a less life-like state (as mentioned above; blots, smears, Eldritch terrors, etc.). If Ronnie resists in-turn, she can acquire a headache disorder that will take her out of action.

......Solioptic — Ronnie decides herself the focal point and thus manipulates her own perceptibility. When activated, she becomes intangible, undetectable through any non-thaumaturgical means. With no physical qualities, she can move through solid surfaces, though so far this has proven possible solely on a vertical plane. Motion by itself requires concentration, and may prove impossible if Ronnie’s ‘entoptic’ abilities are also in use. Ronnie may only access her ‘entoptic’ abilities prior to entering this state.
......She has not made further developments in this realm of her augmentation; this is a relatively new breakthrough.

......Ronnie has proven to be industrious in her training and, in spite of the deviant circumstances in which she was augmented, has and will continue to stretch the limitations of her powers.

all across the world all the boys and all the girls
light a path for me shining like a million pearls.

original artwork of "Gina" by Junseok Kwon // link to first post

Sorry about the floating "Personality" box, I thought I fixed that, lol. But let me know if I need to make any edits to that background.

Edit: Replaced mentions of Andromeda with a made-up star system. Don't have a name yet.