You finish supper and take care of Ray, then log into VR, heading for the Usenets.
Ada advises as you log-in, walking into the Lobby and forward into the VR room:
Bloo is ONLINE
BrokeNL is ONLINE
DJ Geocities is HIDDEN
endy is ONLINE
Mizu is OFFLINE
Anyone else on your "roll call"?
Tonight, the Usenet room is set up as a set of comfy couches with a huge 3-D screen. BrokeNL and endy have small game controllers in their hands and it appears they're playing a heavily modded Streetfighter.
Bloo is watching, looking at their wrist-screen, appears to be waiting for something. Maybe bored. Fighting games, not Bloo's bag.