• Rodeo
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    6 months ago

    You will have no hopes, no personality, no point.

    Wow it’s just like working.

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    Just don’t put any thought into where you poke the holes in your face. They don’t do well with cable management.

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      Ow, my hose!

      I get so much anxiety watching the Borg and the Jem’Hadar with all their tubes and wires just looping out to the side, waiting to get caught on whatever and ripped out of their necks/heads. Odd choice for people who are specially modded to be soldiers.

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        Maybe it is on purpose. Increased situational awareness because you have to be so much more careful about getting hoses pulled.

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    I mean, the assimilation process is supposed to be maddeningly painful. Excruciating. Then if you ever get rescued, you have to deal with CPTSD for the rest of your life.

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    What happens to the conscious experience of someone who is assimilated? Are they even aware of their actions during it? Is there some instance of someone doing that trope where they shake it off like mind control in an emotional scene? If not they might just black out completely for the duration.

    Is the conscious mind of an assimilated person destroyed at some point or is it always able to be restored at some later time?

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      Aren’t Hugh (TNG) and 7of 9 (VOY) examples of this? 7 often contemplates her time as Borg, so she has memories of it. Also when Picard was Borg, he was ever so distraught but couldn’t do anything but Borgy things.

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      Personalities, or at least the strong parts of them are suppressed and essentially held in a zoo called a vinculum. The rest of the personality joins the hive mind and experiences harmonic bliss, while also being aware of the pain of extreme body modification. TBH it just sounds like dissociation.

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    I will wire a USB cable to a rusty 9 inch nail & apply it directly to my forehead - one way or another I’m uploading my ass to that ship, there must be a glorious hole somewhere in their firewall, I’m certain of it.

    (And then also serve my new domy mommy, which isn’t really a requirement on my part tbh but it certainly doesn’t hurt)

    … but seriously, think of the little things, like imagine just stepping into that charging pod & then fell rested afterwards?