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Room Without Doors

One of the original (and best!) Mutant_Traps ever in my oppinion, given that it has almost no chance of false positives, save the occasional loss of a few registered teleporters1. Ever since it was discovered that Krypton_Difluoride_Welding_Rods attract teleporters like a magnet, R&D has been working on ways like this to dispose of unregistered mutations. In fact, the Room Without Doors is one of the best such traps.

It consists, obviously, of a room with no doors2, inside which is sealed some Krypton Difluoride, as well as a protein recycling apparatus, which connects to a tiny sluice, through which reprocessed soylent red ingredients are pumped (ref: Reconstitution_and_Recycling). Once inside, there is precious little chance of escape, as the only exit from the devices is to become soylent red. Of course, that does not stop rumours from persisting3 that certain mutant-oriented secret societies use refurbished or copycat rooms to capture potential new recruits, or that they conduct secret society meetings and contacts therein.

It should also be noted that these devices have special modifications to recognize high-clearance citizens, operating on the theory that anyone with a high enough clearance must have registered their mutation 4. As a matter of fact, it is possible that one or two of the registered teleporters in my clone family could have escaped the Magic_Hate_Ball to find themselves in one of these traps, since they would have been using their powers under extreme duress, and could well have been unable to control themselves well enough. Of course, it's equally likely, that any prior versions of me could have teleported into one of several nearby reactor cores, and been vaporized. IntSec is currently working to track down and terminate any remaining earlier copies of myself which might exist, as is surely appropriate.

  1. Registered teleporters are trained to avoid these traps, though if they fail to control their powers badly enough, and are near Krypton Difluoride, accidents may happen. Current reactors still using KD inside their cores are designed to vaporize any clone teleporting into them without loss of power. (1)

  2. The sluice grate is a mere opening, not a door, according to the New Revised Official Standard Nomenclature, 84th edition. (2)

  3. Thankfully, I have never actually heard any of these treasonous rumours. (3)

  4. This fact was established in the case of Friend Computer vs. A half-empty can of B3 vs. IntSec. (4)

-- Omega-U-MAN-1337


Appropriate, sure, but, y'know, d'possibility also exists dat one or two'a them's in touch wit' some people about maybe havin' you rubbed out, so's they can have their own lives.

-- Knok-U-OUT-7

Oooo, inter-family backstabbing! How utterly delightful!

-- Drake-U-LAH-2

I'd hoped that we'd stamped out those damnable Sy-B-LNG Rivals with the new JustInTime Decantation Protocol. Such persistence would be laudable if it weren't treasonous.

-- Jan-U-ARY-31

I agree, it's a terrible thing, it is. Why, I can't imagine nothin' worse dan if'n, say, Brush-U-TTH-33 was t'hire some guys t'take care'a dis Brush-U-9 fella dat's come back from d'Outdoors. If'n dat were t'happen, maybe it would be in 9's interest t'get some protection, like. No doubt Omega-U could be in some kinda similar position, y'know?

-- Knok-U-OUT-7

Jeepers, Knok, you should really get someone over in Health Services Division to check out your synapses. Seems to me ya got a bit of a...speech impediment. I mean, I don't mean to point it out and make a big deal out of it, but you know what they say about communication: "The first step is to speak clearly, the second step is to listen carefully!" That's from "Talking: How's & Why's" and it's available at HSD's Pathological Speech Center as a handy e-brochure.

Have a fantastic day everyone! It's going to be great, I can feel it!

-- Brush-U-TTH-33


2013-06-13 14:00