Domino Bootleg

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Domino Bootleg is a pitcher for the Tokyo Lift, and has been with the team since the Season 20 Endseason.

Official League Records

Bootleg joined the ILB as a player in the Shadows for the Tokyo Lift as the Lift's Season 20 Underbracket Playoff Birth.

On Season 21, Day 44, Bootleg joined the Lift's pitching rotation in exchange for Mags Banananana as a result of the Tokyo Fitness Center's Fax Machine. On Day 76, Bootleg retreated to the Lift's Shadows in exchange for Silvaire Semiquaver again via the Fax Machine. On Day 78, Bootleg rejoined the Lift's pitching rotation in exchange for Coolname Galvanic via the Fax Machine.

On Season 22, Day 76, Bootleg entered Party Time with the Lift. During the remainder of the Season, Bootleg partied 4 times, resulting in a combined 11.0 -> 15.9 stat increase.

COMMUNITY REPORTS
The remainder of this article contains lore created collaboratively by the Blaseball community.

Box of Domino Bootleg Files

Dust billows as the file box lands on the table. While many archives in the Interdimensional Rumor Mill are unified in some way, this... definitely isn’t one of them. The accompanying Rumor Registry explains all of the contents... wherever it is... but for now you grab the folder labelled IF-35.830 and start reading...

Domino Bootleg is a humanoid Blaseball player with bluish skin and an impish smirk. In place of hair they have a mass of foot-long cables tipped with obscure plugs and connectors, drawn into a ponytail and secured with a zip tie. Every other physical characteristic is open to change without notice.

Bootleg's body - they sometimes say "chassis" - is all or mostly synthetic. Beneath a thin self-healing blue membrane is a slender metal-ceramic endoskeleton studded with sockets. These allow the installation of subsidiary modules which offer new physical abilities or influence personality traits. For example, Bootleg has never been caught during a Tunnels heist attempt, and attributes their success to a latent line of code initially belonging to an interstellar_outlaw personality module.[1]

They were previously the sole crew member of a satellite in high Earth orbit. As with Bootleg themself, the age and origin of this satellite are difficult to ascertain. Whatever its original purpose, it has for several decades been broadcasting Earth music to a potential galactic audience of trillions of souls; anyone listening in the Rigel system will discover the Garages in around nine hundred years. Bootleg's stewardship ended abruptly when they became trapped in a poorly-maintained resupply capsule and ejected toward Point Nemo in the southern Pacific Ocean.

Upon splashdown they escaped the capsule only to drift, damaged, in the South Pacific Gyre, attempting to recover previous functionality by fashioning components from ocean plastic, albatross feathers and miscellaneous flotsam. Bootleg remembers little of this period due to salt water shorting key components but describes a recurring dream of a pirate galleon.[2]

Bootleg was eventually pulled from the water by a Chilean freighter en route to Yokohama. They spent the next three days in a bathtub of uncooked rice. On arrival in Japan a freshly desiccated Bootleg reported to the Tokyo Lift's Legscraper on the basis that "we can probably help each other out". The Season 20 Lift may have been (undeserved) ILB Champions but were glad for whatever help they could get. Bootleg's time in the Shadows was spent upgrading components to tolerate Earth gravity and assisting in the Beef Wings truck. Their first new module was a greaseproof, elbow-mounted contactless payment device.

They soon bonded with audiophile Engine Eberhardt and with Theodore Honeywell, some versions of whom help to design and fabricate new modules. Bootleg enjoys a close relationship with fellow pitcher Terrell Bradley, the two having shouldered between them every Lift game during Season 24.

Yusef Fenestrate is not a fan of Bootleg's current Cocky_Jet_Pilot personality module, favouring the earlier Laconic_Paddleboard_Rental_Dude, but does acknowledge their importance in maintaining team morale during a challenging Season 24. The experienced spacefarer seemed only to grow in confidence and composure as the Lift approached an unknown Horizon.

Any alien intelligences tuning into Bootleg's station today (Rigel system: in just over nine hundred years' time) should hear the Emergency Playlist, an automated package of music and natural sounds from around the globe, analogous to the Voyager probes' Golden Records. An unresolved fault means that this programme's Japanese gagaku and Tyrolean yodelling are increasingly over-ridden by multiple consecutive plays of Harry Nilsson's Without You.

Trivia

  • Domino Bootleg is not affiliated to Macedonian sloccer team Dinamo Butlijg, though a spellchecker mishap did see them drawn against Śląsk Wrocław in qualification for the UEFA Europa League. Bootleg lost 4-2 on aggregate.
  • Bootleg has a tendency to remember past events and conversations quite differently from the others involved, especially when this different version better suits their current argument. This could be a bug but they are probably just Like That.


Fan Works


  1. Bootleg claims the code itself is on the lam and has cleverly eluded all attempts to root out and delete it. This is despite the deployment of several iterations of code-wrangling modules ranging from the methodical private_eye to the mercurial and slapdash bounty_hunter. Bootleg declined Yusef Fenestrate's offer to put them in touch with hacker and fellow member of the Yusef Club Yusef Puddles, saying "if it's evaded capture this long, I guess it's just part of who I am."
  2. Electrical engineer Theo Honeywell writes: These "key components" more closely resemble transmitter-receivers than any form of on-board memory. This suggests that some important part of DB's mind resides beyond the visible body, or - taken to extremes - that DB is an physical avatar of a discorporeal intelligence with some inbuilt self-preservation protocols. DB themself claims to have been "on autopilot" during their post-splashdown experience.