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Kidman lay on her back on the extra comfy mat on the floor. She felt much lighter now, freer, perhaps even as free as before she turned to hiding. She had been holding her breath for so many years, swimming for so many miles. At last, land.

It was quiet in her small cell. Quiet and dim. And safe.

The ACMEs had been more than merciful with her, especially Chase.

He had kept the lights off in her cell. He had been patient with her mask, had even come down himself with a gentle solvent. He had kept her out of the system, and now, most importantly, he had listened.

‘The signal to Chase...' came a whisper in her mind and she gently turned it away. ‘The signal is sent.'

No one had ever asked her about the dreams before, so she had never described them, or even sought to pin them down. "What is San Raphael?" had been more a question to herself after hearing it said aloud. She hadn't expected an answer.

Certainly not that answer.

‘If that was real, then how much more?'

There was much time to do very little with, and the girl was exhausted, so she turned her attentions to sleep and investigating what she had long sought to ignore.

It proved to be more difficult now.

The red fire was more a phantom ache, even during the times of day it was usually the worst. Kidman reached for Carmen's pen for perhaps the hundredth time before she remembered it was gone.

‘The pen... Was that it? I focused in it so much. Is that how this happened? Can I get back to her without it?'

After several hours she eventually made headway, and made note of everything that seemed significant.Now she floated at the surface and arranged the data she had.

‘His eyes... When I asked why he hadn't ended it yet, he didn't have an answer. He didn't know. He should have known. This should have been something he would map out long ago, but he hasn't.'

She closed her eyes and recalled his face. He wasn't stone anymore, but flesh and blood. He was human as any other, and his iron eyes held shades of emotion as any other.

‘Perhaps you don't know because you don't want to.'

There was no denying that he had saved VILE.

The irony lightened her heart.

‘After months of trying to destroy us, you throw us a rope.'

Kidman had been surprised that Joe would even tell Chase that VILE was on the edge of disbanding. If anything, it should have made ACME less inclined to help, but Chase gave him the chip instead. Kidman had come instead for the files or ACME's resources, something she had initially failed at.

Kidman closed her eyes and smiled softly.

That didn't matter now.

Chase was clearly concerned, and even if he couldn't find the files or didn't believe in her clairvoyance, the seed was set. He would know what he needed to know when he saw it now.

At last she was free to rest.

‘...the signal to Chase, to Chase...' whispered in her ear as she drifted back to sleep.

‘He has it, Carmen....' she murmured back. ‘It's going to be okay...'

 

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  • Tenchi Masaki Tenchi Masaki:
    Claire Yeon said:
    They make supercars whose lowest-priced model is more expensive than what Renoir's La Maison de la Poste sold for at auction last month. Of course they are elitist.
    Oh Of course they have the standard elitism expected of a supercar manufacturer but it goes deeper. They are sore losers and treat their customers like crap where contracts are concerened. Warning example incoming: Now none of the big three (Porsche, Bugatti, and Ferrari) can be called nice to the customer but Porsche is the most grownup about the business they are in. When the Porsche 918, McClaren P1, and Ferrari... LaFerrari were introduced It is common knowledge in the car world that when you buy a supercar the manufacturer of it make you agree to terms of use contract, or you don't get to buy the car.
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  • Tenchi Masaki Tenchi Masaki:
    This means in case of big car releases you are not allowed to turn the car over for testing. all the Supercar companies want people to think their car is worth its price tag and get potential buyers to buy their car instead of the competition. The "image" of the car matters most of all it is directly connected to the reputation of said company. This simply means they brag about how cool the car is and your a loser if you don't buy it since they know people will buy a car from different companies.
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  • Tenchi Masaki Tenchi Masaki:
    What this sadly turned into was The 918, the McClaren P1 and the Ferrari LaFerrari being released to the public after initial showoff to the press in the car world and people wanted to test the cars to see how fast they were and how they handled and so forth. This pathetically led to Porsche destroying all challengers on the racetrack by setting the record at Nuremberg, which is a big deal in car world. McClaren was so pissed they refused to release the time it took the P1 to finish at Nuremberg in a screw you to the tv shows that test and showcase supercars in this case Top Gear. All the companies care about is getting positive things said about their cars at the expense of the truth.
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  • Tenchi Masaki Tenchi Masaki:
    But Ferrari took it to baby level by refusing to let all three cars Porsche 918, McClaren P1, and LaFerrari from being fairly tested. The show asked people who already owned the cars to hand them over for testing, But when Ferrari found out they said no way. The reasons for it on investigation was Porsche set the record at Nuremberg already, they won because they focused on a car that was more than just fast; it could handle turns and has the most torque out of the three. McClaren is the most aggressive of the three with a rear wheel only drive that makes controlling the car more difficult so you have to have more skill to drive it at high speeds. LaFerrari has the most Bhp at 1250 and was trumpeting the handling and aerodynamic downforce; until it became clear that was between the Porsche 918 and McClaren P1.
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  • Tenchi Masaki Tenchi Masaki:
    Sensing possible defeat and Head 2 Head saying or implying LaFerrari wasn't the best, they told the owner you are not allowed to give your car to Head 2 Head for Lap data testing under penalty of law. Head 2 Head mentioned this on the show which was going to be the first time all three supercars went head to head. So people made fun of Ferrari (and still do) over this issue. It was just seeing what the three cars could actually do. But Ferrari's nth level elitism means they dont care image over the truth if another car is better lie about it or don't allow your car to compete so people can't see it lose. Porsche was the most ADULT about the testing they don't care about image in the way Ferrari and Bugatti do which led to Bugatti own well deserved humiliation. Porsche gave Head 2 Head everything they asked for and didn't try to get cheap by heat sourcing their tires which makes the car act differently on race tracks.
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  • Jacqueline Hyde Jacqueline Hyde:
    i stan claire knowing what a renoir sold for last month. that is EXPERTISE.))
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  • Tenchi Masaki Tenchi Masaki:
    yeah ditto
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  • Tenchi Masaki Tenchi Masaki:
    Basically Porsche said "Here's our car, have fun driving it."
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  • Tenchi Masaki Tenchi Masaki:
    Oh my god Ferrari sucks on PR! *head palm* They are so petty. This discussion on Top Gear sums it up perfectly Top Gear - P1/918/LaFerrari Power Lap Times... which didn't. @Claire Yeon
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  • Tenchi Masaki Tenchi Masaki:
    I am so done Ferrari makes nice cars but I wouldn't buy one because of the Car politics they use.
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  • Claire Yeon Claire Yeon:
    I know it is BuzzFeed and therefore not a source that necessitates any claim of reputational regard, but I still could not help clicking it and thinking of @Chase as I did so. Rate These Foods And We'll Tell You What German Wine To Try
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  • Claire Yeon Claire Yeon:
    (I got Riesling from the quiz, if it matters.)
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  • Laverna Laverna:
    (( I got Pinot noir))
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  • Jacqueline Hyde Jacqueline Hyde:
    wow, that quiz is not vegetarian-friendly.))
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  • Jacqueline Hyde Jacqueline Hyde:
    i did my best anyway and it gave me pinot noir, which is laughable as i only drink white or rosé. and now this will be in my head all day: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt | Peeno Noir | Netflix ))
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  • Jacqueline Hyde Jacqueline Hyde:
    Got something moderately exciting in the mail today... the Spanish version of the 1996 Where in the World game. Sadly, it's kind of a mess. For one thing, they didn't even try to translate some of the puns.))
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  • Invader Invader:
    Dang
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  • Invader Invader:
    Still neat though
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  • Lucy Lucy:
    awwww. The puns are half the fun
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  • Laverna Laverna:
    That stinks
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  • Tenchi Masaki Tenchi Masaki:
    Jacqueline Hyde said:
    Got something moderately exciting in the mail today... the Spanish version of the 1996 Where in the World game. Sadly, it's kind of a mess. For one thing, they didn't even try to translate some of the puns.))
    Sadly its not surprising PC game translation was pretty lax back then and most of the time it had nothing to do with cost either. Mostly they didn't want to take the time to find someone to do it right simply because they didn't have to.
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  • Lucy Lucy:
    *goose steps around the office*
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