Mar 30, 2020 8:45 AM
Sasuke summons demon Cam
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"I'm probably not going to get food poisoning ever, at least in that body. And I think it's practical if you can control plants, which's Hashirama's bloodline."

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"Can you do that too from there? Would you like a plant to play with?"

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"It's not at all intuitive - I was planning on training with Hashirama after I finish checking out control distances - but once I'm ready for that some plants would be nice. Hashirama would probably also love to have very foreign plants to play with..."

Sasuke's been getting to know Hashirama decently well, though most of his social energy is saved for Naruto.

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"I'll send him a seed catalog, shall I." He does this.

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"Thanks."

"My testing plan is to leave the old controlled body here, head out with the new controlled body, until something goes wrong with the connection or I run out of continent, then see if I can use the new controlled body as a distance relay if there is a short limit, or if I can have the two controlled bodies both at the maximum distance from me in opposite directions."

"Possibly I should also name the bodies."

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"Don't look at me, all that'll get you is extradimensional fiction references."

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He snorts. "I've been banned from naming anything important before. I might ask Naruto before I end up defaulting to 'Rocket' and 'Tree' - I gave the new body the ability to restore destroyed controlled bodies."

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"- okay, I can improve on Rocket and Tree, but Naruto might be a good place to go for suggestions before your bodies are named, for obscure reasons, Raccoon and Groot."

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"Naruto might name them something ridiculous, though, I was more hoping we could hit a compromise between 'silly' and 'overly literal.' What are Raccoon and Groot references to?"

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"There's an old fiction franchise in which a tree-shaped alien named Groot hangs out with a talking raccoon named the English word for 'rocket', that's where my brain went when you suggested those names."

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"People come up with weird stories."

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"They really do!"

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"Although our world probably counts as a 'weird story' in some ways, too."

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"I mean, points for being real, there's a sense in which referencing a historical figure is classier than referencing lowbrow movies."

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"A lot of historic figures are kind of more relevantly assholes, though..."

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"History does have that problem. Rocket Raccoon is kind of an asshole too, I think, I don't remember about Groot for sure."

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"Fictional assholes are usually at least interesting. Still, I'll ask Naruto."

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"I'll be curious to know what he says. Enjoy your plant sense." And he lets himself out.

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A few hours later he gets an email:

So there's a range of about twenty miles from my original body to any one controlled body, and I can't use them as relays, but I think I should be able to mess with that range somehow.

Also Naruto named the new body Daisuke and the old body Kosuke, which I suppose is more clever than Rocket and Tree.

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Is it a reference I'm missing?
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Kosuke and Sasuke could be written to mean the same thing, 'small help', though Sasuke doesn't have an official writing and Kosuke's usually written as 'peace herald'. Daisuke means 'big' or 'great help'. So the identical clone has a name that could mean the same, and the actually secretly Senju one means the opposite.

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Cute. Does it extend to how many bodies you might eventually have?
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There's not many more names with 'suke' in them already but more puns are possible.

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Hooray!
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Probably I'll be lazy and just use existing names, or throw pun opportunities to Naruto.

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