Based on his observations so far, I think it’s pretty reasonable for Data to conclude that role-playing mostly involves interrupting with and disagreeing with Geordi and insisting on doing things that don’t actually improve the story, so.
And it’s just silly technical shit that’s my fault, I forgot to update my DNS when I knew I was gonna need to so we had an hour or two of it just not being there and depending on where you are in the internet it might take a bit to snap back to happiness. Hopefully shit will return to form soon enough; if you’re reading this, that’s a pretty good sign, obviously, though I’m trying to figure out why I’m not getting comic images loading still.
Poor Reg is a little out of his banter-y depth here. Which is basically just me dredging up memories of being a freshman in high-school hanging out with upperclassmen, if I’m honest. Just barely keeping your head above water, conversationally, while trying to process the difference between a joke and a proposition, etc. YEAH CONFUSED TEENAGE YEARS WOO.
Anyway, yes, a little bit of Reg-as-Morn. We’ll see if that goes somewhere, but it seemed like a good choice for him half-assedly dipping his toes in the water, and Morn has been a conspicuous absence so far, and there’s that wonderful little throwaway moment at the start of Progress (of which more to come) where Dax mentions a dinner offer and those wiry little hairs. So why not have it manifest in the game as Riker being sort of absurdly jealous of potential in-game competition for his character? Why not indeed.