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Ascendant log
« on: November 20, 2012, 08:44:42 AM »
I left my toon vigiling in AP33 while I slept last night, and woke up to see I'd sorta achieved one of my all-time COH dreams, which was to be present for an Ascendant phone call.

(technically. I was logged in. IT COUNTS!)


Ascendant: Hi. Is this NC Soft?
Ascendant: Great. My name is Ascendant.
Ascendant: No, with an 'A'. D-A-N-T.
Ascendant: Great. Can I speak to whoever is in charge over there?
Ascendant: I don't understand... How can you not know who's in charge?
Ascendant: ((hold music))--and young and lovely, The girl from Ipanema goes walking, And when she--
Ascendant: Hello? Yes, I'm still here. Can I speak to--
Ascendant:((hold music))--But I watch her so sadly, how can I tell her I lov--
Ascendant: Hello?  Yes, I'm still here. I was trying to speak to--
Ascendant: ((hold music))--and tan, and young, and lovely, the girl fro--
Ascendant: Look, please stop putting me on hold.
Ascendant: Thank you. Alright, I just heard something about you shutting down the city?
Ascendant: Wait, that's true? How can you even do that? Are you supervillians or something?
Ascendant: Right... Ok... Sure...
Ascendant: What the hell is a 'realignment of company focus'?
Ascendant: Uh huh... I guess... right...
Ascendant: No, that still doesn't make any sense.
Ascendant: Look, let me explain something to you about this city's heroes.
Ascendant: We grew up in Paragon City.
Ascendant: We met our soul mates in Paragon City.
Ascendant: And one day, it's my hope--no, it's my belief-- that our children will have the fortune of growing up in Paragon City, too.
Ascendant: Like every other hero, I've spent every day of the past 8 years trying to save this city from disaster.
Ascendant: We stood up when the Rikti first invaded, and we've never stopped trying to fight for its survival.
Ascendant: Along the way, we've made friends that we'll value for a lifetime.
Ascendant: I've had the benefit of being a part of their lives, and the tremendous honor of of having them in my life.
Ascendant: Together, we've had spectacular adventures, and we've made amazing accomplishments.
Ascendant: We've inspired people to do good.
Ascendant: We've righted wrongs.
Ascendant: We've created charities and donated huge sums of money to sick children, brave soldiers, and victims of hunger.
Ascendant: But, most importantly, we've reminded people that when they look to the skies, they can always find hope.
Ascendant: I'll be damned if I'm going to let you take away the whole city.
Ascendant: To that end, I will make it my solem vow that I absolutely will not rest unt--
Ascendant: ...hello?
Ascendant: ...hello?
Ascendant: ...I can't believe he just hung up on me...
Ascendant: I mean, who even does that?
Ascendant: Who do you have to be to shut someone down just when they're getting to the good part?

Save City of Heroes: You'd have to be a very bad guy I would expect.
Ascendant: Yeah, you'd have to be something like the Grinch's role model or something.
Hour Thief: Ironic, how many villains could have been stopped if the hero just up and shot him while he was stuck in a monologue.
Save City of Heroes: That's silly. We all know that Monologue is the most powerful Hold power.
Ascendant: Well, sure, you could do that, but how will you find out all the details of their Evil Plan(tm)?
Hour Thief: Ideally, beforehand. It's much easier not to have to listen to him while strapped to a table with a laser pointed at your crotch that way.
Ascendant: Um... if you're strapped to a table with a laser pointed at your crotch, you're doing something wrong.
Save City of Heroes: It was all good until the laser.
Techno Babel: Actually, if you're strapped to a table with a laser pointed at your crotch, that simply means you're one daring escape away from beating the bad guy.
Save City of Heroes: .. or, seconds away from removing that embarassing tatoo.
Hour Thief: I'm going to guess Goldfinger wasn't the kind of philanthropist who'd remove embarrassing tattoos pro bono.
Techno Babel: But what if the embarassing tattoo is the very source of your super powers?
Ascendant: Look, the long and the short of it is what my Dad always told me: you don't have to outfight what you can outthink. Heck, I took down a Zeus Class Titan earlier today just by asking what's the proper syntax for reformmatting multilple Linux drives.
Save City of Heroes: 2 amazingly good points. Best reasons to avoid tables.
Hour Thief: You're preaching to the choir there, sir.
Save City of Heroes: Ah, the old Zeus Class Titan's famous fdisk bug.
Techno Babel: I think the malta call it the 'f this' bug
Ascendant: I know, right? But now my Tivo has a salvaged 27 TB disk drive.
Jarissa can't stay tonight
Ascendant: I can *almost* store all of the original run of Dark Shadows on it.
Save City of Heroes: My Tivo is demorecord.
Ascendant: Yeah, I'd go with that too, but it's my understanding that the service isn't availible everywhere in the city.
Kildare: Dang it, I see you all standing here.... once again I realize I'll miss this place
Save City of Heroes: We aren't going anywhere willingly.
Kildare nods
Save City of Heroes: Except the bathroom and too eat .... and the level up.
Kildare: lol
Save City of Heroes: Don't give up hope Kildare, but that dosen't mean we'll win.

Then there was a whole discussion about a potential new toon called Nervous Habit, but the discussion sort of went a bit sideways then, so I haven't pasted it here :)
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Re: Ascendant log
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2012, 09:06:00 AM »
..Er..sorry. I meant to post this in General Discussion. That's what I get for boarding before having coffee.
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Re: Ascendant log
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2012, 11:43:24 AM »
Ascendant is still made of win, I see. :)
We were heroes. We were villains. At the end of the world we all fought as one. It's what we did that defines us.
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Re: Ascendant log
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2012, 11:54:19 AM »
I totally squee'd when I saw the log.  ;D
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Re: Ascendant log
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2012, 07:31:47 PM »
HahahhahahhahhahhahahaAHAHAHAHAHAHAHahahahhaha*pthud* ow. *giggle*

This day started out really bad, this made it infinitely easier to deal with.

27TB hard drive *almost* being big enough for all the Dark Shadows run.

BWHAHAHAHAHAHHA! *pthud* owie. *Snerk*

Thank you Fi. ;]

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Re: Ascendant log
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2012, 07:45:33 PM »
..Er..sorry. I meant to post this in General Discussion. That's what I get for boarding before having coffee.
Fixed!  :)
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Re: Ascendant log
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2013, 12:33:04 AM »
Just fond this. I'm 'Save City of Heroes' in this conversation. It does go off the rails a bit right after this. RIP Ascendant/Tre Chipman.