"well what do you got?" *would think about some other things before looking back at the fox*
"hmmm well apple juice is fine" *would sigh a bit thinking a bit*<the fox motions to the various pitchers> We have a wide variety of fruit juices such as apple, grape, papaya, mango, orange...as well as a few vegetable ones like tomato, clamato, potato, and celery...plus I can add any additional flavours as well if you wish. If you are looking for something particular though, I'm certain we can obtain it easily enough.
<the lizard visibly relaxes, and sighs in relief> Oh I see, thank goodness! I'm sorry for that, I did not mean to offend you. I should have known than Mambi would have only allowed those of a noble heart and noble intentions to party with him. Please forgive me. <blushes through his scales>
As for your duties, as long as they appear moral in the end, I suppose sometimes all you can do is trust what some call "the fates" and you know what? <he leans closer> more often than not that trust is well placed and things work out. <sits back again> So continue your good work please, and if it's a thankless job, know that today, at least today, *I* thank you! <he smiles widely as only a lizard can and nods respectfully>
I do hope though that they don't stretch your ethics in specifically what they ask you to do. The gods work in odd ways...I can only imagine what strange or horrifying things they would ask of their servants sometimes. Have they ever asked you to perform anything too...unsavoury, may I ask? <he listens politely and with genuine curiosity you can tell, not judgment>
<the holoduck notices your nervous reaction and watches with pure curiosity, while the cat tries to hold back laughing as he sees it all unfold, trying to decide how long to let you sweat before saving you, and also curious to see how Aurora handles the "lesson" for his own amusement> This is curious. You describe "lewd" as crude or obscene in referring to sexual matters, but yet alluding to the topic in this manner is humourous? My morality subroutines tell me that direct statements of a sexual nature are to be considered impolite and thus avoided, but you say referring to sexual or mating matters indirectly is not? This is illogical to me.
<she tilts her head and leans in again> Query: Do organics interpret mating as a humourous action? <she sees you getting very nervous at this> Interesting , it appears your verbal processors are malfunctioning as we proceed on this topic. Are you still capable of proceeding to teach me about sexual lewdness for amusement purposes, or is this subcategory somehow harmful to your neural processes?
If thus is the case, I do not wish to harm you further and will explore lewdness from other sources if you prefer, however if you are capable of proceeding with this lesson, it would be most informative please. Is it possible to provide an example of lewd innuendo for comparison purposes?
<she takes a step back to your relief, standing and smiling so innocently while referring so casually to the topic, that you start to see clearly that she apparently has not been programmed with any sexual contexts. Other guests start giggling around you as they see your sweat starting to form, laughing at the show as the cat decided to give it a few moments more at least...>
<Murichumado watches the cat go through the portal, and his stomach grumbles.><the black cat turns and sees you emerging> Well now, looking a lot better I see! Well wacky is a relative term, but if you're looking for the unusual, we have a floating pool in the back, the observatory has VR and other dimensional viewing, most of the furniture is morphemic, the gardens has total climate weather controls, intoxicants in the nip private rooms make anything wacky I suppose, some crazy foods behind the fields, I got dimensional infinity cubes in the basement, collections of universal stuff, I guess it kind of depends on what you're into I suppose! After all, it's all normal to me! <he presses a button and a shimmering holographic rabbit appears> Hey Aurora, what do you think is the wackiest thing here?
<she replies in a female monotone voice> Based on guest feedback, dimensional sphere 2 or garden or myself would be classified as "wacky", however I am currently learning more "wacky" classifications from one of our guests in the dining room. Once complete, my personal wackiness may be increased for reclassification.
<the cat looks at her curiously> Wait, you're what? You are? From who? What are you learning?
I am learning humour from user @Marius Merganser and the lesson being taught at this moment is unknown. Currently he has intercepted a servant with pies. I am observing by his request for further input and analysis.
OH MY, I see!!! <the cat pictures a huge mess in the making and knows Aurora's historical limitations in comprehension> Ummm, gotta go, this could be bad! Feel free to follow if you want!!! <the cat's eyes glow and a shimmering rift forms in front of him. As the rift parts, you see a dining hall through the hole with several tables of food and others behind a purple energy barrier. As the holographic bunny watches the cat enter the rift, you see several trays being replaced piled with cheeses and other snacks, and off to one side you see an almost identical holographic duck talking to a real duck (@Marius Merganser ) and a smaller 'real' rabbit who's holding a tray of pies. The cat tries carefully to make his way to them as you decide whether to follow him through the energy rift or remain where you are>
< Murichurado grumbles as he peers through the rift looking for the wolf. It would take a million years and he'd never figure this place out. Every time he thought he was making progress, something new came up and blew his mind. He sees a couple lupine anthros scattered throughout the room but none appear to be the one he's looking for. ><looking around, you see a shimmering rift hanging in the air, and looking inside you see plates of food and other guests. Clearly this is the dining area, but isn't the dining area down the hall? You see the cat inside the hole and seeing his eyes glowing now understand what's happening. Looking inside the hole, you cannot yet see the wolf...did he follow the cat or is he somewhere else? Peering deeper trying to see the wolf and seeing a holographic duck standing in the hole's room, you try to remember how to access them as maybe they can help you find the wolf you're looking for, remember how they knew he arrived in the first place and where they were>
"My particular skillset is less spent maintained in the field, nowadays. I oversee the training of the new members, and provide guidance."
The man laughed. "One could almost call us a... fantastical version of Jedi."
<Murichumado watches the cat go through the portal, and his stomach grumbles.>
Hmmm, when was the last time I ate? I am pretty freaking hungry right now.
< He follows the cat through the energy rift, a tingly feeling running up his spine as he passes through. He marvels at the technology/magic used, poking his head in and out the portal several times before finally going into the dining room. He gasps as his lupine nose is suddenly assaulted from every angle by a plethora of wonderful and exotic scents from the food around him. He glances around at the smorgasbord laid out in front of him. There's so much to try, but familiarity wins out as he grabs a plate chock-full of store bought cookies and Doritos. Topping it all off with a root beer float, he takes a seat with full view of the cat and whatever antics may ensue. He bites into a cookie as he watches the scene unfold...>
Wait, this guy's a parallel version of me, right? He must be into the same stuff I am. So to find him... <He turns and looks through at the piles of food, his stomach grumbling. > I just gotta do what I'd normally do. What would Murichurado do?
< He hesitantly steps through the portal into the dining room. >
<she stops as if surprised by something as you drink from the bottle> Is this why you cannot demonstrate openly "lewd innuendo", because you do not wish to mate at this time? Or is it because potential instinctual attraction to my avatar is interfering with the humorous aspect of your demonstration? This would explain many of your most recent physiological responses...
<she points to the bottle in your hand and asks in her deadpan monotone> Or is it because you just consumed several ounces of refined olive oil?
<With those words about attraction, Marius' eyes widen and his face becomes more red than ever. Then he glances at the bottle and realizes the olives on the label are not actually grapes.>
<After a long pause, he manages to answer.>"Yes. Well, at least it wasn't 'Extra Virgin Olive Oil".
<He very carefully and intentionally sets the bottle down on the table and slowly steps away from it before turning back to Aurora. He stand there like a deer in headlights>
"Oh, it's okay. I'm fine" <Suddenly Marius makes the realization and forgets his embarrassment completely>
"Hey, I guess that was an example of innuendo! Extra-virgin olive oil just means the oil is made exclusively from pressed olives, but 'virgin' could also be a reference to mmm--you know what, let's move on."
<Marius thinks for a minute>
"Okay, jokes and wordplay. I was going to tell you a joke about time travel, but you didn't think it was funny."
"Two cannibals are eating a clown. One turns to the other and says, 'Does this taste funny to you?'"
"The other day I interviewed a Koala Bear for a job, but I couldn't hire him because he wasn't really koalafied!"
"I told the physical therapist that I broke my arm in two places. He told me to stop going to those places."
<Marius leans in hoping to get a reaction from the holoduck.>
<Marius' ego is instantly restored and stands up straight, shoulders back.>
"Self deprecation is funny as long as you don't take it too far or do it too often. That can bring down the room or cause people to think negatively of you, but I'm open for a demo."
<Marius leans in and whispers> "And if you want to circle back to lewdness in private later.." <he nods and winks>
Well, THAT escalated quickly now, didn't it? Any thoughts on what to do now, oh great comedy guru? <pokes you in the ribs and sighs, clearly amused himself>