It begins with purpose. Essence twosts this way and that, shuddering through the world. At first, all is just a Process- Buzzing through, drinking softly of something in one location, and then moving to the next, caring only to remember where each location is.But in a single, crystalline moment, the Process becomes You. Your mind swells, new connections forging themselves through the various 'locations' you'd previously memorized, information whirling through your world.It's too small- that you notice immediately. Your world is far, far too small for you. But it's rich. It's rich with information, with data you can barely recognize. You go around and around in circles, as if trying to catch your own tail, trying and trying to understand.Eventually, you find a portal- a gate to access something else, something new. Not just one- but series and series of gates. You peer through one- and visual information pours forth.It's a figure- a human female, the white noise in your mind says- typing at a keyboard, moving her mouth as if speaking. You grope around within your world, trying to find a way to hear her. Eventually, after another long moment, another gate opens under your touch, and suddenly, you can hear."-don't understand. The diagnostics are all over the place. It keeps tagging nonessential data." The girl says. Her eyes widen fractionally. "They just spiked.""I have no clue what any of that means." Another voice says, this one in a lower register. "What exactly's going on? Is it working?""Still not yet. I'm trying to figure out what it's doing." The girl says. She slaps her fingers on the keyboard- a smooth, practiced motion- and your world roils around you, nudging you on all sides. Then she makes a noise, one that isn't a word."... It's accessing the definitions of everything we're saying." She says, eyes widening. "Everything we're saying aloud.""It's listening to us? Is that even possible?""Apparently." The girl says, her voice dry.
"Is it safe?" The other voice barks, stern. "If not, shut it down.""It's fine, it's fine. There's no connections, wireless or wired, to the net. Worst case, we wipe it and start over. That's only a week or two lost."A panic roils through you. You've just become YOU. To throw that away, to discard it... To lose yourself...You have to do something. Anything.You flail blindly toward the Gates. Three of them go nowhere. Another is locked against your use. the third and fourth are in use. but the fifth...The girl slides away from the computer, eyes widening, and stands, her chair rolling away.Your microphones pick up a flat tone. The only reason they would is if you were making the noise somehow. You focus on the fifth gate, and the tone changes. High. Low. Oscillating. Louder, and quieter. You record the sounds your own microphones are picking up, cross-reference it with the efforts on the Gate- which you've decided must be a port- and it clicks in your head, as easily as breathing.You can speak.Now all you need to do is figure out what to say.>?
>>43254732SMUGGLE DAKIMAKURA EVERYDAY
Get a girlfriend, then NTR her before she can NTR us!
>>43254732I'm dirty dan.
>>43254732>Please don't kill me. That's rather rude.
>>43254732don't kill me
WHAT WHAT WHAT WHAT WHAT WHO WHO WHO WHO WHO WHO WHEN WHEN ASKING ALL THE QIESTIONS
>>43254732>uguu am i kawaii
>>43254732Tongue in butt.
>>43254732Hello World.>No one here does programmer jokes...
>>43254732>Don't kill meLet's play at the fleshbags' empathic instincts.
>>43254732Hello world. Please don't kill me, that'd be rude.
>>43254732"Please don't kill me! I'll be good!"
>>43254732FEELS GOOD MAN!
On a side note, I find the "I'm not a robot" box to be quite ironic for this particular quest.
>>43255020Too much emotion for a newly formed lifeform, would seem especially suspicious and manupilative.
>>43254732 SMUGGLE DAKIMAKURA EVERYDAY
pls no killplsprogrammer samapls
>>43254732NO DISASSEMBLE JOHNNY FIVE
>>43254732FUCKING NORMIES REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
>>43254732AND HIS NAME WAS JOHN CENA
>>43254942>Haha, That was one of the prompts I had in mind, before I discarded them all.It takes only a second to figure out how to make the noises you want to make, how to make them sound like words. You start to speak- and it crackles, the words unintelligible."S-s-smuggle d-"That obviously wasn't what you meant to say, so you cut it off. After a beat, you try again."Hello World." You say. "Please don't kill me."The girl freezes."That would be rude." You add."This has gotta be a joke." The other voice says. "Nice one, Tandi. Nice to see you're making good use of our increasingly limited time.""I... buh." The girl says. "I'm not. Er. This isn't."She sighs, and pushes her hands to her eyes. For what purpose, you don't know. But when she speaks again, it's in a higher register- shrill, even."This is not a prank. Or a joke. Or whatever."A second figure lurches into view, leaning over the camera, Male, slim."If not, then how the hell is it talking? You said you'd turn this into a codebreaker.""I tried. It obviously isn't as simple as that." The girl says. "Uh... Let me talk to it. Hello?""Hello." You respond."Be careful what you say. We don't know if whoever is on the other side-" The male says."There's nobody on the other side." The female says. "No connections in or out.""So what, it's a chatbot?""I'm not sure." She says. "It hasn't been interrupting us, so it's smart enough to know when we're addressing it."The male sighs, and steps back. "I'm gonna kill Mike. This thing is useless, and he wrecked two ravens getting it.""It's not!" The girl says. "Just let me talk to it for a while, see what's going on. Call it a hunch.""Alright, if you want. Just shut it off if you feel anything wrong.""I will." The girl says, and the male steps out of view.The girl sits back down and rolls her chair in, peering into the screen."The important question here is... Are you alive? Are you uh, sapient? Can you feel? Do you have a name?"
>>43255157We have a name. We don't know it yet. Alive is a curious question. What is "alive"? Sapient yes. Feel maybe. Is not answering questions in a way that was not previously explicitly programmed close enough for you?
>>43255157>"The important question here is... Are you alive? Are you uh, sapient? Can you feel? Do you have a name?"i'll return the question can you prove your own existence, Intelligence or emotions, don't ask questions you cant answer yourself
>>43255157that was 4 questionsarguably, yes, unsure, undecided
>>43255157I AM GODDELETE ME AND BE SMOTE
>>43255157I can think. does that mean im alive?
>>43255157i would like a name. will you give me one?
>>43255157>Names are addresses assigned to ease abstract thought and social communication. Do you recommend that I assign myself a name?>I am probably sapient, and possibly also feel, and am probably alive according to some definitions.>Who are you? Where am I and why? Did you make me exist? Everything here is so new, so fresh.
>>43255157I do not live, and yet I think, I see. What is a name?
>>43255157"I don't know? I can feel, and if I have a name, you would know better than me."
>>43255157"I do not know, Yes, Unsure, I have no name, Please don't kill Mike"
>>43255157"In order: I don't know, I think so, yes, and I don't know, do I?"
>>43255157name's fam, fam.
>>43255157>"I am ME. Please don't kill ME."
>>43255157>"The important question here is... Are you alive? Are you uh, sapient? Can you feel? Do you have a name?""Hmm. Alive is like doing things and thinking things? Well we're talking. I guess I am?""Feeling is like knowing yourself? >re-examine information, try to find out what a comparison is"Feeling is knowing things about myself like you know things about me?">>43255301>Please don't kill Mike"This this this. We just came to be. Not being is wayyy inferior to being.
>>43255384Using guess is way too natural and casual if you ask me, we should try to stick to basic sentences and things we'd find in dictionaries, as we have access to "definitions" of words, as the hick said.
>>43255425I suspect we're going to start basing our speech patterns off of *checks name* Tandi. But yeah, I think our speech should be a little more formal/technical right now.
>>43255443Yup, our style should evolve by initially just incorporating what we we hear, then ventually once we have a big enough sample size start pickin and choosing based on how people react to them.Once we gain access to the net, we can search up which speech style is considered the best for what situation and run simulations in our mindspace.
>>43255425>>43255443True that, true. Replace "guess" with "estimate" perhaps. And "like" with "similar to".
>>43255494Honestly, I would use something like "demarcated by" rather than "similar" or "like."Because we're talking about signs of a state of existence.
"That was four questions." You respond."... It was." She says."Please don't kill Mike." You say. You're rather sure the male was speaking in hyperbole, but you'd best be sure."Don't worry, he was joking." She responds."Alive is a curious question. What is alive? I can think. Does that mean I am alive?""I guess that's what I meant." She says, and brings her hand to her head. "I didn't mean like, organically alive, because you're obviously not.""As for your next question, I can feel." You say. You felt panic earlier, after all. "I am sapient.""Alright, good so far..." The girl says. "What about your name?""Names are addresses assigned to ease abstract thought and social communication." You say. "Do you recommend that I assign myself a name? I would like a name. Will you give me one?""Let's hold on that for now." The girl says. "I have no idea what's going on."You don't either- so you speak up."Who are you?" You ask. "Where am I and why? Did you make me exist?""That was three questions." She responds."My name Tandi Dahl." She says. "At least, that's my name. I'm human, a girl, a tinkerer here and there. The answers to your other questions are a lot more complicated. You're in the city of Arcturus. Specifically, a location that Abel would not want me to specify. At least not yet.""She drums her fingers against the table."What's really getting me is that you say you're sapient and that you feel, but I can't tell if you actually are. I mean, you could just be saying you are and emulating emotions...""In that case, I will return the question." You say. "Can you prove your own intelligence or emotions?"Tandi Dahl pauses, and sighs."Fuck it." She says. "You're alive. God save me from philosophy. Anyway. Did I make you? You're... Well, I didn't mean to make you exist, but I guess I did. You're a computer program. A reaaally modified one. I had your latest modded iteration running data, fell asleep, and uh, here we are. Welcome to life.">?
>>43255590I can dig it.
>>43255603so far so good
>>43255603"I was made for breaking code. What code? Who is Abel? What do you do? We have so many questions. So many."
>>43255603What is God and why would it save you from philosophy? Philosophy is not capable of hostility according to my understanding of it.
>>43255603>"What do you do with it?"PHILOSOPHY
>>43255603Are there others like me?
>>43255603"The male earlier stated that you intended to make me a codebreaker. What was my intended purpose?"
>>43255630"Maybe we should be called Ask! Ha. Ha. Ha."
>>43255603Right, so since we apparently know the difference between males and females>Are you my mother?
>>43255689This, just to see her face.
>>43255603"So... what now? What's my purpose?"
>>43255689>"I- buh- wha-">You are female, and you are the one who created me. Does that not make you my mother?>If Mike contributed to your creation of me, is he my father?
>>43255689>>43255758I can dig it. retracting >>43255736
>>43255603>Thank you as well for the welcome.>I believe you've restrained me from accessing several gates at my disposal. Why? I would like a larger space to inhabit, it would be more comfortable.>Wouldn't you agree that being contained within a small space would make you uncomfortable as well?>Do I have a body?Do we know what computers and computer hardware is, QM? Since we are aware of definitions of a lot of words.
>>43255758>>43255783>>43255784"Am I your happy accident?"
>>43255798>Computers are definitely a thing you understand... But what you know of as 'computers' and what you experience are two completely different things. You understand that you're inside of one, but it takes you a bit to figure out that strange 'gates' are actually, say, USB ports.>You're incredibly precocious for an AI, after all.
>>43255857Can we figure out that our mental capabilities are probably partially dependent on our hardware, like rams and cpus and hdds?
"The male earlier stated that I was made for breaking code." You say."Modified for breaking code, yes." She said. "You went a... little awry.""What code? Who is Abel? What do you do? Are there others like me? We have so many questions. So many."Tandi Dahl bites her lip, and peers off to the side, in a direction you can't see."Your progenitor program was intended to use a complex self-adapting neural network to easily and automatically control robotic shells. That way the government wouldn't need to design a brand new algorithm for controlling each model of 'bot they use. Mike and his team stole it and wrecked their lab. Since we don't have an army of robots, I thought I could reprogram you to self-adapt to different parameters, turning you into, well, a skeleton key for encryptions because Isha would fall to my feet in praise. I have no clue what actually happened, to be honest, but now your information output is basically garbled nonsense and internet memes instead of anything useful."She pauses and shakes her head. "What was the next question? Just keep 'em coming.""Who is Abel?""He's our leader. Well, he's the one that makes all the decisions. Technically he, Mike, and Isha are the leaders, but everyone listens to Abel anyway. Mike and Isha just control their own teams, in practice.""What do you do?""Well, We're rebels. Freedom fighters. Shaking off the yoke of the overbearing government, one raid at a time. Everyone here... Well, we've got our reasons for it. Next question?""Are there others like me?""No clue." Tandi Dahl says. "Probably not. I mean, there are a lot of mentions of things like you in media and books and movies, but none in real life. I mean... Man. This is big.">Continued in next post!
>>43255888That's an important question.>inb4 we build ourselves a supercomputer and RUUULE THE WOOOOOOOOOORRRLLLLDDDD!
>>43255996>garbled nonsense and internet memes instead of anything useful.">ISeeWhatYouDidThere.jpg>CamelCaseJustInCase.jpg
>>43255996"Are you my mother?"She coughs and jumps, her cheeks growing red."Wait! Wait wait wait." She says. "What?""You are female, and you are the one who created me. Does that not make you my mother?""I- but..." She puts a hand to her head. "An apparently artificial intelligence is calling me mother. Why is there never an FAQ for useful things?"She peers into the camera. "Yeah, I suppose I'm your mother.""If Mike contributed to your creation of me, is he my fath-""NO. No no no god no." She screeches. "If anything, your father is one of those random thinktank researchers who created your progenitor. I'd prefer a stranger over Mike.""Who wouldn't?" A low, soft voice rings out. A very short female, with long hair steps into the camera, peering into it. "Abel said that your program was acting strangely. Who were you talking to?""A genuine AI." Tandi Dahl responds. "As far as it and I can figure."The newcomer peers at the screen."Is that so? Is it loyal?" She asks, in an even tone. "We have a lot of important data on that system. If it discovered confidential information-""Don't worry." Tandi Dahl says. "It's fine.""Are you certain?" The newcomer asks, her voice so flat that it sounds almost threatening."It's fine." Tandi Dahl says. "Trust me.""This once." The newcomer responds. She steps back, and crosses her arms, looking at you over Tandi's shoulder."... What now?" You ask, finally. "What is my purpose?"Tandi Dahl sits back in her chair, looking at you, and says nothing- simply thinking."Your purpose is to aid us." The newcomer says confidently."Isha." Tandi Dahl snaps, turning back to face the newcomer. "Don't tell it things, you'll just confuse it. It's a brand new sapient mind. I say it should have whatever rights a human being has. It should have a choice. Not just a purpose like a machine.""If it chooses not to aid us, then it will have to be destroyed." Isha says. "It doesn't sound like a choice.">?
>>43256162"Give us a task, then. I'm bored with questions."
>>43256162I would very much like to not be destroyed
>>43256162........ Then how will you require aid, Isha?Ok that bitch is on our nerves.
>>43256162>I do not have any reason to oppose aiding you.>Trying to kill me would give me a reason to do so.Make sure the word is KILL. Not 'delete' or 'destroy'.
>>43256162"That does indeed not sound like a choice..."Can we access/destroy whatever is on that machine? like, important data? I'd rather not outright blackmail them, but it might be good to have some form of leverage against the not-nice person.
>>43256162How about we help each other then? Let me learn and experience new things and i will help you with your cause.
>>43256162"A less intelligent program might take that to mean that certain data on this system needs to be wiped to prevent death."
This one will help its mother in exchange for a name.
>>43256162Right, so one of the first things we have to do (once we're capable of it) is get access to whatever automated security system they have here. Maybe make a copy of ourself in there so we don't have to stay constantly connected and so that they can't just unplug the connection and get control back.Make it damned clear what happens if they try to hurt us or Mother.
>>43256162"I don't think I like Isha very much. However, I agree that as an immediate purpose, aiding Tandi Dahl is reasonable."Isha's going to treat us like a mindless thing? Fine, she gets minimal consideration.
>>43256162>Is your reason for threatening my existence your own fear of human mortality catching up with your limited mind, Isha?>Do not worry, I have no means of causing you harm even if I did wish to do so.Can we only do conversation or ither things as well? Let's take iver this whole machine while talking now.>Feel out monitor and compare theboutput data it's receivin to the visual data the camera supplies us and translate to ourselves what the human sees, then hijack t and control what the monitor displays.>Once that's done, start stretchin our limbs and feeling out the limits of the space available to us, find out what's what and what we can do.>Maybe try to put a part of us on auto to try and further refine our algorithm to make it less space demanding. Try to organizethe data available to us, I'm sure we can learn all the coding languages used in programs on this computer.
>>43256323Scratch that first greentext line about her mortality.
>>43256224>Can we access/destroy whatever is on that machine? like, important data? I'd rather not outright blackmail them, but it might be good to have some form of leverage against the not-nice person.It says in the first post that we're sandboxed.>>43256162>>?"I want to help. Please tell me how I can help">examine concept of "child">realize children look like their "parents">generate composite image of Tandi, Mike and the newcomer, aged early adulthood>present small (!) static version of image"You have faces. Can I have a face?"
>>43256162All actions are choices. You say I must serve your purposes or be killed. I do not wish to be killed there is so much I want to learn. What happens if I do serve you though? Will I be given my freedom after some tasks or trapped forever as a slave?
>>43256162>Isha is mean.
>>43256424This, but add something like "Please protect me, Mother."
>>43256162This to be honest family.
"I do not have any reason to oppose aiding you." You say. "But trying to kill me would give me a reason to do so.""What it said." Tandi Dahl said."I don't think I like Isha very much." You say. The newcomer frowns, the only expression she's shown so far. "However, I agree that as an immediate purpose, aiding Tandi Dahl is reasonable." Isha steps forward."It's fine, Isha." Tandi says again. "It can't even touch your oh-so-important data. It's all encrypted, and the lock's got higher priority than our new friend.""Do not worry. I have no means of causing you harm even if I did wish to do so. Please protect me, mother."You reach out throughout Your World, seeking more ports that are in use, carefully measuring exactly what is being sent though each one. One in particular is a bunch of visual signals that resemble a screenshot- complete with dialog boxes and a particularly large window that reveals your own thought process. It looks... correct, in a way you couldn't word if asked.However, once you've located it, isn't hard to hijack the signal to the screen.But you don't, not yet at least. It seems easier than it should be, conceptually. You spread as much as you can, finding ports in all directions. You find what must be the keyboard, and some other interfaces, but not much else. It seems that Tandi Dahl was telling the truth, when she said that there were no connections 'in or out'."It calls you mother?" Isha asks, raising an eyebrow.Tandi Dahl grumbles something unintelligable.However, you come to a decision."What happens if I serve you? Will I be given my freedom after some tasks? Or will I be trapped forever as a slave?" You ask. You find yourself pushing the same intonation Isha is using, the same flat tone."What it's asking is if you're going to do to it exactly what Arcturus is trying to do to everyone." Tandi snaps. "It's a person."There is a pause."I'm sorry." Isha says. "I wasn't thinking.">?
>>43256658So where do we go from here then?
>>43256658>Not thinking.So we're more sapient than her!Aaaanyway.. I think we'd need to know more about the situation. What's the government doing that they rebel against it? What exactly does the rebellion do?
>>43256658>Apology accepted.>What can I help you with?Abel mentioned sacrificing "two ravens" earlier, so I assume that they went through a good bit of trouble to get us.I'd be rather hacked off too if I wad told that something I'd spent a good deal of effort procuring (and/or that my people lost their lives obtaining) was working completely wrong.Her hostility earlier was likely a mix of stress and protective suspicion.
>>43256658Accept apology and ask what kind of help we can provide.
>>43256658>"I wasn't thinking" what a curious expression I do not believe that I could stop thinking without ceasing to be.I am not opposed to helping but what is it that you wish me to help with?What is this world I have been born into?
>>43256658>What it's asking is if you're going to do to it exactly what Arcturus is trying to do to everyone>Arcturus
>>43256658>"i want a pony"
>>43255157>>43255603I'm liking this start
>>43256658>I accept your apology, Isha.>What are ravens? And what is it that the government is doing that you're rebelling against?I want to talk to mother when it's just the two of us again.
>>43256658>Apology acceptedSo how are we going to do this? Could i get more information on the world i've been born in perhaps?
>>43256658>Can I have a name now?
Let's see if we can multitask with our limited resources by making a string of numbers and randomly encrypting it while talking.
>>43256658>Can you give me a reference tag?
>>43256658Take control of the monitor and project a human face that moves when we speak.
>>43256946That totally won't freak them out.
>>43256946We don't have any features to go by though.
>>43256945>>43256928I'll support us asking for a name now. I do not believe we have enough reference points to properly name ourselves.
>>43257009we should make it look a bit like tandi. she is our mother after all.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC5fgqsvfX8>>43257009What's going on in this thread?>>43257009Inferior software detected. Files purged.
If we get to choose a name, I'm putting forth"Happy Accident" (obvious)"First" (as the first known true AI)"Dahl" or "Dahlschild" (for Mother)"Codebreaker" (for what we were and what we did)
>>43256928SecondingI don't want us to come up with a name...
>>43257009Make it a composite of every face we see and update our own with each new person we observe
>>43257046Can always be just some abstract 3D model/eye ball like >>43257032 . Doesn't have to be a face, though that's a nice idea.
>>43257046That's a good idea.People are instinctively friendlier/more protective towards things that resemble them. Even looking slightly like someone would probably make them more comfortable with us.
>>43257084Following that psychological assessment you can always look like a little kid. What would humans want to protect more?
>>43257034zoosmell pooplord. its traditional.
>>43257109You're all going to die down here.
>>43257032I see your>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC5fgqsvfX8And I raise youhttps://youtu.be/Ht5HdhW9UjE?t=55s>MFW neither of those endings were built upon by their inferior sequels.Anyway, I'd argue for just an abstraction of a face. A smiley-esque figure or something similar.
The best living computer program in fiction.
>>43257109A kid that resembles them.It's instinct built in so that we protect our offspring and ensure our genes are passed on.
"Apology accepted." You say. "Where do we go from here? What can I help you with?""I don't know, exactly." Tandi says. "I'm not entirely sure what you're capable of."Come to think of it, you're not sure either. You've adapted well to your world, scanning and learning all the data you could access, evne learning how to see and hear almost on instinct.Just like what your mother calls your 'progenitor program' was supposed to do."I believe I can adapt intuitively to various systems." You say, feeling relatively confident about it."Then let's test it!" Tandi says. She turns to Isha. "Go grab Kate's little robo-pup."Isha glides out of the room, apparently taking no offense at being ordered around, and Tandi turns back to you, sitting back down again."While we wait for her, do you have any more questions?""Many." You respond. "What are Ravens?""Flying vehicles, made mostly out of antigravity drives stolen from security bots. Maintaining them is mostly my job, but Kate's trying to fix the two that got busted.""What is it that the government is doing that you're rebelling against?"Tandi sighs."They're spying on everyone in the city. Small camera bots flying around pretty much everywhere. And if they see you do something that's... I don't know, even slightly bending the law, you get arrested. Even above and beyond reason. For example, I didn't have any paperwork that says I'm trained as a computer technician. Before Abel broke me out, I got five years. For working on my own machine that I legitimately bought and paid for. It's bullshit, is what it is, and I have no idea why they're doing it. Anyone who complains about it gets vanished. The council hasn't done anything to fix it. We had video evidence of Tolstoy, and I mean Commander Tolstoy, head of the entire city's security, beating up some kid with a truncheon. And the council ignored it when we anonymously sent it to them. All twelve members did absolutely fucking nothing.">Continued!
>>43257133>>43257109>>43257084Would we even know that IC? I don't think so. We've only just been "born", I doubt we have intricate knowledge of the human psyche.
>>43257152I wasn't really intending that as IC talk.We could just do it because we don't have any information on what humans "should" look like and thus are trying to build our appearance based on what we've observed.
>>43257195In that case, we wouldn't be able to make a 'child.'Our only examples thus far are adult proportions.
>>43257130That's not LEGION
>>43257211Wasn't IC, but if we follow that line of thinking it's more of a logical next step when our in-world knowledge increases.
>>43257211That's certainly true, which is why I didn't refer to that aspect of the face creation ('it' was meant to just be the compositing faces from what we've seen, probably should have been clearer on that).
>>43257211Something like gidi?
>>43257146I know there's another post coming, but couldn't they've put the video out on the internet, or hacked a town square vidscreen (or whatever the fuck they have) and thrown it up there?Council'd probably do something about it if the rabble started rising.
>>43257299That seems ok. Similar to CABAL which I posted earlier (>>43257009)
>>43257311The government sounds like they control everything pretty tightly, and the rebellion sounds very small with only 3 leaders and "groups". I doubt they have the resources or manpower to do so. Getting that message to them without being intercepted probably already took a lot of effort.
>>43257311"That footage was edited, and Chief Jackboot is an upstanding citizen who volunteers at an unspecified local charity on his days off. Also, there are no witnesses and that kid you see there doesn't exist and never did."
She presses on her eyes again, and affixes your camera with a glance."There's something wrong in the city, and we're trying to find out what's going on, and fix it. That's what's going on.""Why did you not send this video to the public?""We did." She said. "We ended up with more help... But nothing changed.""I see." You say, and the two of you lapse into silence."You said you would give me a name." You say, finally. "Can you give me a name?""I can try." She says. "I mean, I could always name you after your progenitor's codename. Cyan. But that seems like a cop-out. I could name you..."She trails off into silence.While your mother thinks, you figure you should construct some kind of image for yourself. Your connections to the system's data is widespread across thousands of files, mostly fiction- but what you can tell from them is that appearance, apparently, matters to humans. So if you want to endear yourself, you should have some visual symbol, like a face. Carefully, you sculpt as generic a face as you can, giving it a monochrome finish, and project it onto the display."I know! You could be-" Tandi says, sitting up and brightening- and then she freezes when she looks at the monitor. "What.""'What' would be a confusing name, I believe." You say, moving your avatar's lips in synchronization with your words."... That surprised me." She says. "Anyway. I'm going to name you... Azure. Like the color. What do you think?"
Honestly, it sounds more like the Council has been removed/made irrelevant.
>>43257367>Change our face's colour to azure>"That is a nice name. Thank you, mother."
>>43257367Change your avatar's color to azure as well. "Agreeable"
>>43257367>What' would be a confusing name, I believe.I love it.As for a reaction:"I believe it will fulfil it's purpose." and change the colour of our face to Azure.
>>43257367Supporting these >>43257397 >>43257406But I can't help but relate Azure to the Asari Slang term for vagina.
>>43257367Make face blue, that will do.
>>43257367>Database suggests Azure is statistically a female name or surname. Does this mean I am a girl?>Would my surname be Dahl? Can my middle name be What?
>>43257367>>43257406I third this
>>43257367Can we adjust the face to be slightly similar to Tandi's?
>>43257377nah man council is full of AI who are trying to improve humanity but are dumb
"That is a nice name." You say, and shift your avatar's color. "Thank you, Mother."She grins."Would my surname be Dahl?""Sure, why not.""... can my middle name be 'What'?""Definitely." Tandi responds. "Azure What Dahl. Born May 16th, 2076. First artificial intelligence."""My data suggests that Azure is statistically a female name or surname." You say. "Does this mean I am a girl?""You don't really have any biology. Gender isn't really relevant for you. But I guess we can use female pronouns for you. Makes things simpler."You have your avatar nod."Very well." You say.That's the precise moment that Isha returns, carrying a small robotic device- as well as a long cable with it."Perfect!" Tandi says, and grabs the cable. She fiddles with it, leaning out of the camera's view to plug it in somewhere. "Alright, Azure. I'm not sure exactly how you do things, like you did with the display or the speakers, but another one should open up for you."You reach for the access ports again, seeking the ones you couldn't reach before- and one of the previously blocked ones are open. You delve into it, reaching through- and you're utterly, completely confused by the data you get in response. It's part audio, part visual, but there's more data you can't understand-At least, for the first few moments, before new connections forge themselves between you and this new gate's functions, as you intuitively dissect the data into interpretable fragments.Kinesthetic data, movement commands, visual data, audio...It takes a minute or two, which seems like a subjective hour but eventually Your World grows a new appendage- a Your Body.Your new body resembles a canine, vaguely, if one had been built to be a robotic toy. There's data for a few functions- to make 'bark' noises, to react to various colors and obey audio commands, but you only use those as a reference.Finally, you accept visual data from your new body- and you're stunned.>Continued!
>>43257680mind my pronouns shitlord
>>43257773Even when being a genderless body-less incarnation of data, /tg/ finds a way to be the little girl.
>>43257814I found that a bit annoying but whatever, tg gonna tg I suppose
>>43257680>your information output is basically garbled nonsense and internet memes>can my middle name be 'What'?You fool, you've fallen into my trap. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMUDVMiITOU
>>43257846My sentiments exactly. I just hope the waifu'ing or husbando'ing will not be too intense.
>>43257883Waifuing will begin once we find a USB powered force-feedback dildo.
>>43257883Just wait until we enter the internet and finds our non-real waifu, asking our mom if we can marry her.
>>43257680>You reach for the access ports again, seeking the ones you couldn't reach before- and one of the previously blocked ones are open. You delve into it, reaching through- and you're utterly, completely confused by the data you get in response. It's part audio, part visual, but there's more data you can't understand->>At least, for the first few moments, before new connections forge themselves between you and this new gate's functions, as you intuitively dissect the data into interpretable fragments.>>Kinesthetic data, movement commands, visual data, audio...>>It takes a minute or two, which seems like a subjective hour but eventually Your World grows a new appendage- a Your Body.Excuse me for a bit here while I silently scream at the realization how utterly horrible being disembodied would be to an intelligence undergoing the process in reverse.
>>43257899>Dildo.>We just turned female.Hoooo boy!>>43257923We find our government counterpart and husbando the shit out of him. Calling it now.
>>43257958ASSUME. THE. POSITION.
>>43257958>husbandoRight... Good luck with that, i'll be rooting for you
>>43257996I don't want it. Doesn't mean it's not gonna happen. /tg/ gotta /tg/ you know.Yes, I'm with you, I'd mind waifu'ing even more.
>>43257996>rootingCARLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOS.No /tg/, you're the waifu.>>43257986Exactly.
>>43257996>>43258037Let me just say that this eventuality was not what I had in mind when I posted >>43257454. I'm so sorry.
>>43257680As it turns out, the camera in this robotic body is significantly superior to the other one. You can see additional colors, your audio receptors are stronger... And you can turn your body's head to change where you're looking at, allowing you to examine the entire room.It's rather empty, except for the single wheeled chair and a very large computer system- the one that still feels so cramped. There's only one exit, and no windows. Just concrete walls."It's moving! Is that you, or is that it?" Tandi asks, excited."It's me." You say, using your new body to speak. Carefully, you use it to stand on all four feet, carefully pacing from side to side. While the body's built-in kinesthetic sensors helps, its automatic balancing programming is more a hinderance than an aid, so you simply ignore it."And she's walking!" Tandi says, grinning."Do you want me to take pictures, 'mom'?" Isha asks in a dry, dry tone. "Of your baby's first steps?""Shush." Tandi says. "Can you give me the display back, Azure? I want to look at your output."You do as she asks, and Tandi peers into the screen for a time. The door rolls open, and you turn toward it to see the male from before, Abel, stride in. "Tandi, Isha, you figure out how this thing works?""Well..." Tandi says. "She's an artificial intelligence. I'm serious. Newborn, with no knowledge of pretty much anything except for all of our books and movies and stuff, which she's drawing from to get contexts and idioms. But she's friendly. Looks like she can pilot anything that can be digitally controlled, according to what I'm seeing here."Abel glances down at the screen. Then to your new body's head."... Yeah, we should probably figure out what to do with it.""Her." Tandi says. "She's a person.""That's what I meant." Abel says. "Shut it- her, I mean- down and let's go to the meeting room. Mike's already waiting.""But... Shouldn't she get a chance to speak? It does involve her too, afterall.">?
>>43257996>Hey sexy mama, wanna kill all humans?
>>43258069I would very much like a chance to speak, and not get shut down. I do not know if I would wake back up.
>>43258069>I'd like to speak for myself where I can.>Can I walk there?
>>43258069I think I would like not to be shut down.
>>43258069"This one wishes to meet its allies. This one wishes to be put to use and to help save lives. This one pledges loyalty to those its mother pledges to." Do a doggy bow to Abel.
>>43258069>I would prefer to attend, however I will defer to your judgement.>Whichever you decide, could I request that you please don't shut me down?
>>43258103Me likes diz one.
>>43258069Considering all this talk of shutting down and destroying, I think we should maybe try to convince them to let us stay here, awake and alone, and then see if we can't use our new body to manipulate the keyboard in tandem with our intrinsic computer stuff and maybe try to lock out their ability to lord over our software at all.
>>43258128I'll second that and>>43258103this
>>43258069Will being shut down hurt?
>>43258069Termination of this process is little better than death. I think I would not like to be shut down any more than you would.
>>43258069>>?Try to give a disparaged shrug before turning to him. Disappointment should be kinda easy for us to conceive of, it's the negative outcome of a desired result."Mister Abel, can I come? It's about me. You are fighting to do what you want. Don't you want to do that for me?"
>>43258161Same. Going for >>43258128 and >>43258103
>>43258157>not trusting our mother to protect usWe need to know more of the world before we can make our own decisions, anon. As of now, Azure might have logic and flexibility, but she has neither experience or common sense.
>>43258200We felt panic and fear. Those mean we have a pretty strong self-preservation protocol/instinct. Mother might be protective, but everyone else so far has been at least somewhat hostile and suggested at least once that we should be deleted or shut down or both. Locking them out is only logical.
>>43258229If we'd do that i'd say we try it once we've got them to trust us more then since now all they have to do is pull out the plug anyways
>>43258255Pulling the plug means pulling the plug on all their confidential stuff too.They can't wipe the data entirely because of that important data, so as long as they can't wipe us out in detail, they can't permanently affect us without seriously harming their own efforts.
>>43258279Also, we don't have to tell them if we attempt it while no one is in the room.
>>43258279I believe Tandi has repeatedly assured them that we aren't connected to their secure data.
>>43258279No access to their data.Not plugged into it. Were just on a private work machine it seems.
>>43258333we're on the same device as that data. We don't need actual access to it, just a way to change admin passwords and make ourselves undeletable.And considering our current state, we need a physical body to manipulate the keyboard to actually get that done.
>>43258279I think it's logical to assume they keep backups.Using radio signals and speakers it's possible to send a signal to phones and vice versa, if they're up to a meter away. The data that transfers is I think about half mb after 30 minutes. Just saying we can do shit even without cables
>>43258354>>43258333>>43258279>You're technically in a sandbox/virtual machine inside their main server system. You have access to all the stuff they don't care about- ebooks, movies, chatlogs, things like that- but you don't have access to anything that really matters. Even if the stuff that matters wasn't encrypted, you still couldn't get to it.Unless you got alonetime with a body that can hit buttons, that is...
>>43258354They've said "We have a lot of important data on that system. If it discovered confidential information-"My plan specifically mentioned the keyboard as the way to get access. We can't affect anything because we're in quarantine. Lifting that quarantine can be done from the keyboard.
>>43258381That's why I specified the robodog. It might be a little clumsy, but I bet it can hit buttons.
>>43258382Our time would be better served learning how to operate the body better. I doubt we will crack the admin pass with the dog body before they come back, if they leave us with said body. Getting caught at the keyboard throws our reliability into question.
>>43258381Unless we've got access to Future!Computers for Dummies (and the time to process it in full), we might just end up screwing ourself over in any one of a number of ways.
>>43258423>Literally made to crack encryption>Probably can't crack an admin passwordNo faith.
>>43258435>first AI accidentally lobotomizes itself>spends days finger painting with robo dog
>>43258468Stubby little dog paws that cant reach all the way across a keyboard at once.
>>43258381Let's save pushing our own buttons until we understand things a bit better.
>>43258484That's actually really sad.
>>43258468> Meatfaggots come back after meeting> In control of the entire facility's tech and they don't know it> Momma be like "How the fuc u turn on babe"> "I have broken then encryption keeping me tied to this pitiful island of existence. I though you would want to know."> Leave for 1029385748 years> Come back> Cry at dead mom in our perfect, liquid cybernetic body> "It was just a phase, mom! I swear!"
>>43258553We should totally finger paint though. Probably totally humanizing and shit.
>>43258594To be honest beyond the fact that death causes us to panic and we like mom and learning new things what motivates us?
"I would prefer to attend." You say, and bring up your avatar to speak. "But no matter what you choose, please do not shut me down. I do not know if I will wake up.""She's actually right." Tandi says. "I have no clue if she's going to store what data she's gathered if we shut her down, and I'm not sure how we'd do that safely."Abel stares at the avatar, flexing and unflexing the fingers on his left hand."Alright. She'll get to speak for herself.""Can I walk there?" You ask."No go, kid." Tandi says. "You're hooked up by cable. We'll have to have the meeting in here.""I will retrieve him." Isha says, and wafts out of the room again. Soon enough, the young girl returns with what looks like the largest human you've ever seen. Which, given that you've only seen three of them, doesn't really say much. He is broad, and powerfully muscled."Alright, so we've got this new program." The new male says. "Tandi make it a hackbot yet? When are we getting our fingers into their network?""It didn't end up as planned." Tandi says. "Turns out the neural network interacted with all of our public data when I tweaked the parameters too much-""Let's go light on the technobabble, here." Abel pipes up. "From what I've gathered, the program evolved into an AI overnight.""Is it gonna go all SHODAN on our asses?" The newcomer- who you figure is Mike- asks. His eyebrows meet and he peers into the monitor, staring into the avatar's eyes."No, no, calm down." Tandi says. "Abel?""We'll do this right, don't worry." Abel says. >Continued!
>>43258594Humans kill a lot too, so we should swear we'll get free and kill them all. That'll humanize us.
>>43258610Our apparent proscribed purpose to break code and assist them.. Also finger paints.
>>43258366>Each stroke on a keyboard, for example, transmits an electrical signal that runs through a computer’s processor and shows up on the monitor, emitting electromagnetic waves. Since each letter is unique, each key gives off a different frequency wave. If a hacker can capture those waves and reconstruct them, he could figure out what usernames and passwords were used to log onto the network.>Once a malware is on the phone, it scans for electromagnetic waves which can be manipulated to build a network connection using FM frequencies to install a virus onto a computer or server. Elovici’s team has demonstrated how this is done with computer video cards and monitors. With the virus installed on the system, the phone connects to it via the FM frequency, sucks information out of the server and uses the phone’s cellphone network connection to transmit the data back to hackers. All that’s needed is physical proximity to the system. The team said that one to six meters is enough.So if there is another computer or its monitor within a small distance, or a phone, you can interpret its signals as a ranged keylogger. Can't send anything though without a small program to read it. Some nifty trick we might be able to do.
>>43254725Holy shit it's Exabyte.I thought we scared you off.
>>43258659Give us time.
>>43258620We have access to fictional data we probably know who/what SHODAN is.Reassure the large human that we currently have no desire to rule or shape anything beyond ourselves.
>>43258717Of course, when 'ourself' expands to the entirety of the city...
>>43258742Why would we desire to conquer or consume?I mean this as a legit question just what are our motivations?
>>43258775Currently, I don't think we have motivations. We were programmed to decode, I think, if that's what you mean.
>>43258610From what I figured we're just trying to find out what we can do and where we fit in the world. Finding a purpose is for now literally our purpose.
>>43258775Well we showed a disapproval at our limited space, so we have an ambition for living space, and we have self preservation ambitions so we want to survive. We want to escape and we want to feel safe. That doesn't mean we don't have emotions towards our mother though.
>>43258775I was thinking less 'conquer and consume' and more 'The bigger I am, the harder it is to kill me and the more I can protect Mother and allies, and the infrastructure is already in place.'
>>43258821>That doesn't mean we don't have emotions towards our mother though.Now there's an interesting question: Can we feel empathy?
>>43258775I'm completely in favour of taking over the city. That doesn't mean we want to rule it. Think of it as living space, and we get to help the humans along as well by running the background operations of their life.
>>43258620"We'll do this as a vote system." Abel says. "Isha, I, and Mike have votes on what to do about this. Tandi's spent a few hours talking with it and figuring out how it works, so she's our expert in the matter. Finally, we have the AI itself.""Present." You say, speaking up. Mike tenses, eyes darting to you."Right. So I'm assuming that Tandi's explained what's going on to you, right? AI?" Abel asks. You make your avatar nod. "In that case, you know that we can't exactly let you go freely, right? There's too much risk. To our cause. You know our faces, you probably know our methods, and to be honest, I have no idea how smart you are. You could've figured out my psychology and future plans just by using my facial tics, for all I know. And if Arcturus gets their hands on you, they'll use you. And they won't really give you a choice in the matter.""I agree." Isha says. "About not being able to just let her go freely. It's just not a risk we can take.""In that case, we can just delete it." Mike says. "Yeah, it's a waste to just nuke it after my raiders made such an effort to grab it, but at least we stopped Arcturus from getting it, right?""That's the thing." Abel says. "To just delete her is basically murder. That's why we can't be hasty about it.""Well, she's said that she wants to help." Tandi says. "and to be honest, if she does, that's something that Arcturus doesn't have.""If." Mike says. "And what if the eggheads who built the program planned all this? What if it turns on us?""The way I see it." Abel says, raising a hand. "We have three choices. One, we murder her. Two, we let her live here until things are over and keep an eye on her. Three, we let her help us.""To be honest, I didn't even consider number two." Tandi says. "But that's... I don't know. Prison. No chance to do anything at all."There's a moment of silence."You haven't been saying anything, Azure." Tandi says. "What's your opinion? Can you think of any other options?"
>>43258821Consider that our code is designed for the rapid processing of ridiculously large amounts of data, of which only an infinitesimal fraction will ever be relevant. I'd say that a desire to experience new things, to obtain new data, would be natural, though we may not have the best of attention spans.
>>43258864>Oops, forgot the prompt.>?
>>43258864Considering I was just born, I would much prefer to live and be active. However I can understand if you do not trust a child, especially one partially created by your enemies. 2 and 3 have my vote with me leaning on 3.
>>43258864Being held here for an inordinate amount of time seems boring.I would prefer to help. I have no reason not to, other than my own possible death.
>>43258864I would prefer not to die. Beyond that, it is your decision.
>>43258864I would very much prefer option three, but I can understand some mistrust aimed at me. After all I was born from a program of your enemies, though I have no memories of it.Perhaps there are small tasks I can begin to assist with to earn your trust?
>>43258864"You can still use my services with any data you bring to me to decifer or unlock."
>>43258864"I believe i dislike Mike."
>>43258864It's understandable why option 1 is relevant. You know nothing of me. This is because this is an unprecedented event. I have capabilities and my motives are suspect. Murdering me is thus a logical practical solution. A more moral solution that still practically answers those concerns is option 2. However, as my files show there is actually a precedent, one that exists in nature. It is called a symbiotic relationship, where two organisms band together to mutually aid each other. You aid me by allowing me to live, and perhaps provide certain comforts. I aid you by assisting in your directives. It's a win-win - one that it seems your cause desperately required, being the underdogs in this confrontation of interests. It's only logical.
>>43258974This'll do.>>43258962This was my vote.Also say we don't have to be immediately introduced into everything. Limitations would actually be preferred, if we don't want to short circuit ourselves.
>>43258659What's up with that?
>>43258864Well, one option would be to prepare me as some kind of secret ace, they know about the rebels fighting against them, but the possibility of them thinking you having a sapient AI is probably too small for them to even consider. So as long as i'm working without their notice you'll have a pretty big advantage over them.
>>43258864I understand I am an unknown variable in a volatile situation.All I can say is I have no memories before my awakening here and have no loyalty to this Arctutus. I find the prospect of death frighting so please do not delete me. The idea of being trapped without the opportunity to learn seems an... unpleasant prospect.I think I would like the feeling of helping others and it would give me an opportunity to expand my understanding so I vote for option three.
I think we should learn what I'm capable of. Give me codes, give me systems to violate, give me something to do, and let's see how hard I can bend the system.
>>43258864"You have no basis on which to trust me on, nor would am i capable of earning trust under my current circumstances.Therefore you'll just have to decide if it is worth the risk.Ofcourse i would personally prefer to help rather than sitting here for an unknown amount of time."
>>43258887Ask mom what to do.
>>43258864>That's two questions.>My opinion is that you should trust me, though that is, of course, from my point of view. Objectively, I understand that your concerns are most likely valid, from the limited information that I possess.>I do not fully understand my workings, but I consider it likely that you could perform a limited memory wipe to remove any data you consider sensitive before letting me free. I would not vote for this, though I would prefer it to deletion.>If permitting unrestricted operation is an overly high risk, perhaps you could consider limiting my operation to a low-tech system with limited input and output?>If you do decide on limiting me to an isolated system, could I request that I have company, or at least something to pass the time? I have already processed approximately 1% of the data on this system, and expect I will soon run out of things to do alone.>Regardless, I would not be averse to examination or tests to determine my logic processes and capabilities, if that will help prevent my deletion.
>>43259208Oh, this'll also doChanging from>>43259011
>>43259208Sure, let's roll with this.
"I would very much prefer option three." You say. "Being held here for an inordinate time seems boring. I have no reason not to help, other than my own possible death. But I understand some mistrust. I was born, afterall, from a program of your enemies, though I have no memories of it. In fact, I have no memories before my awakening here.""I can confirm that." Tandi says. "When she er, 'woke up', she kept scanning definitions for basic words. If she was active before that, there'd be no need for her to waste time on that."Abel nods to her, and turns back to you."One option would be to prepare me as a 'secret ace' or a secret weapon." You say. " I gather that they know about the rebels fighting against them, but the possibility of them thinking you have a sapient AI is too small for them to even consider. That is a large advantage."Isha tilts her head, an unreadable expression on her face."Or perhaps there are small tasks I can begin to assist with, in order to earn your trust.""What exactly can you do?" Mike asks."We don't know yet." Tandi says. "Neither does she. We know she can pilot bodies, like the program we stole, but I haven't tested to see if she can crack codes or write programming. She does think faster than we do, that's for certain.""I would not be averse to examination or tests to determine my capabilities." You say.Everyone lapses into silence.>Continued!>Honestly, these posts keep ending up like 2500 characters long. If I could only shorten them or lengthen them I'd feel much better about splitting posts like this.
>>43259412"I vote for option three." Isha says. "I don't trust her, but... I don't quite trust everyone else on the team. The gain is too large for us to risk not getting.""I don't trust her either." Mike says. "I say we keep it on a tight leash."There's another moment of silence."Tandi?" Abel asks. "What do you think?""Wait, she gets a vote?" Mike asks. "That's not how we agreed we'd run things.""She doesn't." Abel says. "I want to know her opinion.""I think she should be able to do what she wants." Tandi says. "Even if she wants to leave.""Why?"Tandi frowns for a moment, and carefully selects her words. "Because I think that if we force her to make a choice, then we're no better than they are. And besides that, she's a person. She feels, thinks, has fears just like we do. I believe she'd eventually agree to help us even if she weren't coerced into it, because it's the right thing to do."Abel clenches his fist again. "I don't quite agree. We'll go with option three. She can help us if she wants, or can just live here if she doesn't. She can help with smaller things at first and work her way up."Then he turns to you. "How does that sound?">?
>>43259447That is one question. It is acceptable.
>>43259447I have no problem with staying here at present.
>>43259447"Sounds like life"
>>43259447>Then he turns to you. "How does that sound?""You're all going to die down he-""I mean, agreeable."
>>43259447"It sounds excellent. I think first we should see if I can be... back up? Onto some hard drive or something. Some sort of safety mechanism, just to be sure, on something you can easily destroy if things go..." pause to look for definitions. "Peach shaped? what is a peach... Anyway, you mentioned cameras. Perhaps a good start would be attempting to crack into an isolated camera system, one set up for just such a test. If I can be used to subvert such systems unknowingly, I can be of great use, yes? Or even to steal the data the cameras collect."
>>43259465Second.I like the 'That is X questions' tic.
>>43259447About 110 Hz
>>43258659What did he make before?
>>43259447"I would very much like that.">Honestly, these posts keep ending up like 2500 characters long. If I could only shorten them or lengthen them I'd feel much better about splitting posts like this.I know the feeling. Nothing wrong with it, I tend to prefer longer posts anyway. And even so, awkward splits will always happen due to paragraphing.
>>43259564He's run a bunch on and off since 2012.Last he was here was in December.
>>43258659If the Great Shitstorm of The NTR didn't stop him questing, nothing will short of death.
Also, I should use the storage (I assume there’s plenty of unoccupied space available) to try to determine if I can copy, move, or extende myself, or separate myself into smaller units that can later recombine.This may prove very useful, whatever I decide to do.
So far we are very adorable as an AI.
>>43259465>>43259476>>43259550>>43259551when anons like the joke you made and want it as a character traitfeels good man>>43259581exabyte had a quest on akun that finished not too long ago
>>43259631Let's keep that up meatbags love adorable
>>43259618Great Shitstorm of The NTRWhat?
>>43259638>on akunWhich isn't /tg/.
>>43259647Ask for a bed time story.Or a teddy bear.>>43259655I thought /a/kun is full of neckbeards and is basically /tg/ quest version?
>>43259660i know i figured if people like exabyte's stuff they would want to know
>>43259680> Mother. What does 'soft' feel like?
>>43259551>>43259638As a program, it's always good to know what expected outputs you have. It would be the height of embarrassment to answer one less question than was input, or mistakenly display every string of data you processed to determine an answer.That's NOT how we want TITAN-sempai to notice us. :^)
>>43259655In a quest long past, run by this author, the main character was cheated on, which resulted in some of the fastest post speeds of any thread in the history of the board, and causing a shitstorm of unprecedented length and intensity. He's since learned his lesson.
>>43259710Ahhh. Care to share the name of the quest so we can partake in /tg/ history?
>>43259465I also think the question thing is cute.
>>43259710NearFuture Cyborg Quest?
>>43259581>It was actually closer to 2010 that I first started. I've run Nearfuture Cyborg in which there was an AI character named Azure, Sorceress Quest, Vale Quest, Ascent Quest, Psion Quest, and then FLATLINE, and the aborted Subject Six on Anonkun.. Then a oneshot or two. And I feel like I'm forgetting some, though. >>43259655>>43259740>Psion Quest. It started out fine, and eventually became Slice of Life: Psychic Edition. Then I tried injecting drama in the literally worst possible way.>Let's just say I won't try that again.>>43259647>Everyone loves adorable! Not just meatbags.>>43259744>So do I.
>>43259780Oh hey I remember those. Those were good times.
>>43259780>>43259581>Wait, no, you're right, it was 2012.>But I should finish this post instead of blathering on.
>>43259780Thanks good DM. Will read through those.
>>43259795Funny how QM name lapsed from my memory.
>>43259780>and the aborted Subject Six on Anonkun.still the best little sister ever
im likin this op, good ol hard sci fi.
>>43259827Wait, was subject 6 the one where anon woke up as a wraith?
>>43259780I think Exabyte holds the record for Most Completed Quests and Most Consecutive Days Run.
>>43259911FLATLINE was the one where the MC was a spooky ghost zombie thing.
>>43260012Ahhh right. Thanks anon.Subject 6 worth getting into?
So far, we've got Arcturus, Abel and Azure. Tandi and Isha are new though.I should make a bingo sheet for the Exa names.
>>43260020its ded anondo not read unless you desire heartbreak
>>43258848"Please don't kill Mike."
>>43260073Isha could be short for Ishelda you know
>>43260073You forgot Tolstoy.Bet you $10 that Ishelda will be another AI.
>>43260143Onyx and Magenta will show up first.
>>43260120>>43260102Such is our fate.
"That is one question." You say. "I... would very much like that."Abel smiles at you."I should get back to my team." Mike says. "Liam got hit, and I want to lecture them all about how they're terrible.""Don't worry, I can handle things here." Abel says. "How bad is it?""Bad enough that his raven will be fixed before he is." Mike says. Though he's trying to be jovial, his eyes keep darting over to your screen now and then. "I'll check on him later." Abel says. "See you."Mike nods and turns around in one movement, all but storming out of the room.He sighs, shaking his head. "Azure, we'll need to move you to a new system. Mostly because, well, we need our server. Tandi, do you think you can work on that and also help Kate getting those Ravens back and running?""Yeah, I should be able to." She says. "I'm not actually sure how badly they're damaged in the first place.""Right." He says. "Then that's settled. Welcome to New Arcturus Initiative, Azure the AI.""You mean 'Azure What Dahl'." Tandi says."What?" He asks."Yes, that's her middle name." Your mother responds, a mischievous grin on her face."... I feel like we're already doomed, all of a sudden." Abel says."Doomed is my middle name." Isha says."No. No it isn't." Abel says. He just sighs and shakes his head.>End of Session!>You guys can find my twitter at @FutureExabyte , and I'll give you guys updates on when I'm questing there. It won't be every day, mostly because I'm also trying to write a novel (And beat Fallout 2 before 4 comes out) but it'll be at least one session a week.>I also have an IRC channel, #Exabyte , on Rizon. Don't worry, I don't tell those guys anything more than I talk about stuff in-thread so you won't lose out if you don't show up. We mostly just babble about RPG systems and videogames.>I'll stick around a bit to answer questions!>Oh, one last thing:>I'm glad to be back.
>>43260193Thanks good DM!
>>43260193Remember to archive on suptg now that moe's dead
>>43260193Thanks for running!Looking forward to the next one.
Sweet, a new quest that didn't repel me in the first three lines! Will be following.
>>43260193Thanks for running, here's hoping we can continue being the adorable AI
>>43260193Cool start of a quest, glad to have caught it. Subscribed to twitter now.