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Demi-Fiction: All Bodies All Beautiful E-Mails Ashley
by shiori_makiba / Ashley Weyer

Part of the Berettaflies thread of [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith's Polychrome Heroics series. Ashley Madison is the creation of [personal profile] siliconshaman.

As always, constructive criticisms and comments are welcomed and encouraged.



“All Bodies All Beautiful Emails Ashley”

To: ashley_madison@zmail.com
From: jcsromain@allbodiesallbeautiful.com
Subject: All Bodies All Beautiful Offer

Dear Ashley Madison,

My name is Jean-Claude St. Romain. I'm the Client Services Coordinator for All Bodies All Beautiful. I believe I spoke to you earlier but, and forgive me if this sounds nosy, it sounded like it was a bad time to call. If so, I sincerely apologize for bothering you during a stressful time and for any further stress I caused. It was not my nor my company's intention to do so and I hope you will accept my apology.

I am also sending this e-mail to re-outline the general options. I do this with all of our potential clients as it can be a lot of information to take in all at once. Additionally, some clients prefer e-mail as a communication tool.

The general options are exactly what they sound like. They are our standard ways for making sure everyone gets treated fairly. Note that they are merely OPTIONS and are not set in stone, now nor at any point in your relationship with us. You are free (encouraged even) to suggest your own options for our consideration and free to re-negotiate our agreement at any time for any reason.

In no particular order, the general options are:

{A} You Pay Money.
For those clients who prefer to pay for our services with cash. This can be done in one payment or spread out.

{B} You Trade Your Skills For Our Skills
For those clients who prefer to trade for our services. This can be super skills (for example, a teleporter giving us an agreed number of pick-ups and drop-offs in exchange) or mundane skills (say the same teleporter is an artist and designs a logo or paints a mural for us), or both (a mural and a lesser agreed number of teleport pick-ups.)

{C} Be A Team Member
Where the client is also a member of the team making their stuff. This can be a situation of skills for skills but it can also apply to clients for whom making products will require extensive testing. For the latter, this offer is NOT to make our clients lab rats or experiments but to give them fair compensation for what might end up being a considerable amount of their time and resources.

Additionally, testing products carries risks – risks that we will do everything in our power to eliminate or minimize but it is impossible to account for everything. Particularly since many of our clients, like yourself, have rare superpowers that might react in ways that neither of us expect. We do not consider it fair to ask you to risk your body without offering you the chance to be as involved in the process of creating it as you wish.

Being a team member gives you a percentage of the moneys and/or trades paid to All Bodies All Beautiful for that product by other clients.

{D} Pay It Forward
Some people do not hire us for a specific project but likes our goals and wishes to support us by means of donating moneys, materials, and/or skills. This is always welcomed as it gives us the opportunity to offer our services either free of charge or at reduced rates to those in need of it but with little resources. It also gives us the ability to offer these services to the victims of natural disasters, superhero-supervillain crossfires, etc without charge.

{E} Mix and Match
Exactly what it says on the tin. We mix and match any of the above offers, along with any of yours, to come to agreement that is fair for everyone.

Due to the circumstances of your manifestation, you are eligible for Option D. But since I know that some people are uncomfortable with charity, you do not have to accept D as your sole option.

REMEMBER: You do not have to accept ANY of these options, in whole or in part, if you do not wish to. You are free to offer your own suggestions and options for our consideration. You are free to re-negotiate our agreement at ANY POINT for ANY REASON.

You don't have to respond to this e-mail right way. Please give yourself some time to mull it over, discuss it if you wish with trusted family and/or friends, and ask questions.

Please e-mail or call me if you have any questions.

If you decide not to accept our offer, thank you for at least giving it your time and consideration.

Sincerely,
Jean-Claude St. Romain
Client Services Coordinator, All Bodies All Beautiful

Thoughts

Date: 2015-12-19 02:04 am (UTC)
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
From: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
>> My name is Jean-Claude St. Romain. I'm the Client Services Coordinator for All Bodies All Beautiful. I believe I spoke to you earlier but, and forgive me if this sounds nosy, it sounded like it was a bad time to call. If so, I sincerely apologize for bothering you during a stressful time and for any further stress I caused. It was not my nor my company's intention to do so and I hope you will accept my apology. <<

Yeah, it's easy for people to get overwhelmed in a situation like this.

>>I am also sending this e-mail to re-outline the general options. I do this with all of our potential clients as it can be a lot of information to take in all at once. Additionally, some clients prefer e-mail as a communication tool.<<

This is a good way to compensate for the challenges, though.

>> {B} You Trade Your Skills For Our Skills
For those clients who prefer to trade for our services. This can be super skills (for example, a teleporter giving us an agreed number of pick-ups and drop-offs in exchange) or mundane skills (say the same teleporter is an artist and designs a logo or paints a mural for us), or both (a mural and a lesser agreed number of teleport pick-ups.) <<

Let's see, Ashley has good fashion sense and Tsubasa is an artist. That's got potential.

It also occurs to me that Ashley's venom "eats makeup." While aggravating and toxic in its natural context, this might be worth exploring to see if any of the components are nontoxic and might be synthesized as a makeup remover. There's always a market for that, and it's very difficult to remove some types of makeup completely. Probably a much longer-term project due to the complexities and safety considerations, compared to just devising new makeup; but potentially a very profitable product.

>> For the latter, this offer is NOT to make our clients lab rats or experiments but to give them fair compensation for what might end up being a considerable amount of their time and resources. <<

You might make that "compensation and credit" given that those two things will appeal to different people. Once the university students stop freaking out over this very freakworthy situation, the scientific aspects will probably appeal to them.

>>You don't have to response to this e-mail right way. Please give yourself some time to mull it over, discuss it if you wish with trusted family and/or friends, and ask questions.<<

That should say "respond" above.

This is a wonderful addition to the storyline. :D I like this company!

Date: 2015-12-19 08:15 am (UTC)
siliconshaman: black cat against the moon (Default)
From: [personal profile] siliconshaman
Posted up Ashley's reply here

Make-up remover is a good suggested use, although it would require some seriously careful unpicking. Kind of like dismantling a hand-grenade because you need a pin...

That said, if Ashley's venom can be disarmed, it's 3D structure would lend itself to incorporating novel pigments into nano-sized bucky-balls.

Imagine make-up with the sorts of colours you find on tropical butterfly wings... or with timed decay molecules so it changes colour over time. Or thermally metamorphic pigments that change colour with skin temperature. [because the molecules twist into new configurations].

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