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More Cyberpunk Nomenclature

I dunno why, but my cyberpunk universe/setting has been itching me lately, so here’s some vocab for you diskheads. (Feel free to use or abuse these, or add your own, it’s all good)

“Industry Terms” (non slang)

Armature = Full-Body Prosthetic

Chassis = Basic frame of an Armature

Hard-Body = Hard, mechanical systems. Often considered more durable, but require more regular maintenance and are less efficient.

Soft-Body = Soft-robotics, inspired by biology. Often self-cleaning to a degree and require less maintenance, but tend to be more expensive, both to buy and to maintain. 

Wetware = Organic, carbon-based hardware (vat-grown/manufactured organic hardware is still wetware).

Implant = Any prosthetic that is (semi)permanently integrated into wetware.

SD (Ess-Dee) = Subdermal (refers to implants)

TD (Tee-Dee) = Transdermal (see above, also refers to hardpoint interfaces between body and prosthetic)

Hardpoint Interface (Often just called a TD or Hardpoint) = A TD implant that’s permanently affixed to a bone or joint. Used for connecting nerves and supporting prosthetics.

“Slang”

Gaffer = Someone who can’t afford new parts, often uses duct tape or other kludges to keep running.

Diskhead = Essentially rich/try-hards that buy the new shiny stuff and don’t know how to use it. Some wear it as a badge of pride (”Yeah I have money and can get cool shit, fite me lol.”)

Voider = Someone who tinkers so endlessly with their gear that you can’t tell which part came from what company. Often will purposely obfuscate logos or even fabricate new casings for parts just to maintain the “look.”

Borg = People who go full hard-body armature. 

Rant incoming (Enter North’s Scottish side)

Fuckin’ Antisepticeye ruining my fucking life this piece of shit Fuckface McGee Marches right on in on the October Express in the damned SL Carriage carrying a ticket from Hell to Athlone Ireland to fuck with Jack and he wasn’t given permission do you have any fucking idea of how fucking pissed I am he just ‘Oh fiddle-dee-tee, lookit me, Ma I’m gonna fuck with some little kids with using a lanky-ass Irishman as a puppet hoho boyohboy gonna do some exorsist shit Hoodelally gally what a day’ and possesses the VERY GUY who saved my life from a spiral of turmoil but oh no as soon as October starts he’s all “WHAT UP FUCKERS LET’S GET SPOOKY AS SHITE” and fucking takes us on a hell-dimension tour of his torture dungeon like WE BOUGHT THE FUCKING TICKETS and all this shit started because MR. SUAVE-AND-SCARY DARKIPLIER OVER THERE IN LA ROUSED THE JACKSEPTICEYE FANDOM TO START MAKING ANTI-FUCKING-SEPTICEYE A THING WITH FANART SHIT But instead of making Anti a vampire or something oh no EVERYONE CHATTED AND CONSULTED EVERY DEMON POSSIBLE AND CHANNELED THE JOKER INTO THIS BITCHASS DEITY KNOWN AS ‘ANTISEPTICEYE AND JACK no hate to him but JACK

OH, GODS OF OLYMPUS THIS LITTLE GREEN PILE OF MISCHIEVOUS HUMAN FLESH

DECIDED TO GIVE A THIRD OF THE FANDOM A HEART ATTACK, A THIRD OF THE FANDOM FUCKING AROUSED FOR SOME WEIRD DAMN REASON, AND THE REST OF THE FANDOM ALL ‘toto we ain’t in kansas anymore’ WITH HIS OSCAR WINNING VOICE ACTING THAT KILLS MY OWN THROAT TO THINK OF IT AND I CAN’T EVEN DO A PIRATE VOICE AS DEEP AS MARKI-FUCKING-IPLIER’S

And, you know who started this?

SEAN MCLOUGHLIN

*Extremely frustrated sigh*

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customizable star wars terrarium by doodlebirdie

ooh tee dee! (that’s my ewok impression) i LOVE these glass jar terrariums, and if you’re as big a star wars fan as i am, you’ll heart them too — because you get to choose the character (or characters!!) that live in yours. amazing!