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24th Jan 2012, 11:38 PM in Filling in the Past
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view 24th Jan 2012, 11:38 PM edit delete
She has several artificial legs, and each has several "fairings" she can use to change how they look. In contrast, her artificial arm is about ten times more expensive, so she's just got the one (and an emergency backup).


RandomTroll 24th Jan 2012, 11:43 PM edit delete reply
Jim...has a amputee-robot-part replacement fetish?
view 24th Jan 2012, 11:45 PM edit delete reply
It's not a fetish, it's just really hard to ignore.
duLapel 25th Jan 2012, 12:10 AM edit delete reply
It's like a pocket-watch with a visible mechanism... the intricate mesh of moving gears is so intriguing you can't help but stare... So must it be for a prosthetic that moves like a living limb. I can see why Jim started building robot bodies...
JasperWB 25th Jan 2012, 12:14 AM edit delete reply
I think he does like it though. It's sexy to him.
JasperWB 25th Jan 2012, 12:00 AM edit delete reply
Now things are all weird and dreamy. Literal representations of emotions n stuff. And things...yeah

Also thats Jim in panel one right? Is he meant to look so different? I could easily be missing a reason or metaphor since the dream seems to be breaking down.

And another also. Is that Jims old girlfriend here?
grim flex 25th Jan 2012, 12:41 AM edit delete reply
Mmmmm, dat robotic leg.
cattservant 25th Jan 2012, 1:45 AM edit delete reply
Tick, Tock, Whirrrrrrrr!!!
cattservant 25th Jan 2012, 1:11 AM edit delete reply
"XVT reclaimers"... it never neutralizes, so once they extracted it from an environment what could they do with it? Did it have any value except in its absence?
view 25th Jan 2012, 1:19 AM edit delete reply
They can restore and farm the land.
Guest 27th Oct 2015, 1:05 PM edit delete reply
Reclaim the land from the XVT.
cattservant 25th Jan 2012, 1:16 AM edit delete reply
I thought I knew who was dreaming this dream, but now I don't.
view 25th Jan 2012, 1:19 AM edit delete reply
She never got to the bathroom, as you'll see in a moment. She's about eight feet away.
cattservant 25th Jan 2012, 1:34 AM edit delete reply
(OK, back to my first assumption then.) <a 'moment', as in 22 RT hours> It looks like Mary didn't want to take her eye off the prize! An education can come from many sources it would seem...
Prestidigititis 25th Jan 2012, 3:30 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, okay. I have tried and succeeded just a few times to get all that's going on. But it's just too much age shifting and exposition and new shapes and whatnot. I'm getting near zero. I'll benchwarm and hope that anything pertinent to the ongoing story gets mentioned later.
JasperWB 25th Jan 2012, 3:34 AM edit delete reply
I can't follow the comments anymore. There were a few conversations I found incomprehensible but no one else did. I think I'm missing a whole aspect of the story anymore.
view 25th Jan 2012, 3:48 AM edit delete reply
The conversation threading is really bad, so the comments are sometimes out of order.

Anyway, sorry the flashbacky dream lost you, but you aren't alone. I did intend it to be somewhat difficult to follow, but I may have made it too difficult. The good news is that you should be okay without much understanding of it - it's just here for Mary's character dev.
JasperWB 25th Jan 2012, 4:01 AM edit delete reply
It could be that at times but not entirely. The "thread" above this one is a perfect example of me having no idea what the point being made was.
view 25th Jan 2012, 4:11 AM edit delete reply
Easy: a flashback can't be from the perspective of someone who isn't there. So when Mary walked off and the flashback continued...
JasperWB 25th Jan 2012, 4:36 AM edit delete reply
Oh. Ok.
Prestidigititis 25th Jan 2012, 4:14 AM edit delete reply
But I like Mary and appreciate any opportunity to see her developing.

(See what I did there?)
cattservant 25th Jan 2012, 4:24 AM edit delete reply
She do develop don't she!
cattservant 25th Jan 2012, 4:21 AM edit delete reply
It helped me to go back and read through all the 'dream' pages quickly without trying to focus on anything. <sort of a psuedo-zen type thing>
cattservant 25th Jan 2012, 4:39 AM edit delete reply
Hey, Master view: A very off-sides question <if it pleases you>; Was Jeremy Hilary Boob Ph.D. ( ever a citizen of Nowheresville? Seems like he would have had a lot to offer the community.
view 25th Jan 2012, 2:14 PM edit delete reply
No real or established fictional people were part of anything. But it is a cute idea.
cattservant 25th Jan 2012, 2:21 PM edit delete reply
Ah yes, only the names were changed, to protect the innocent... <wish I were a real fictional person!>
CyberSkull 25th Jan 2012, 8:19 AM edit delete reply
I doubt I could avoid staring at a cool looking integrated prosthetic limb.
cattservant 25th Jan 2012, 9:43 AM edit delete reply
Wow! Does your avatar thingie have a sound-track?
Guest 25th Jan 2012, 3:31 PM edit delete reply
That would be cool and terribly annoying. Fortunately the only "voice work" in the game was the opera scene.
Shadowstitch 25th Jan 2012, 10:12 AM edit delete reply
Cyborgs are sexy!
Guest 25th Jan 2012, 3:32 PM edit delete reply
I just noticed a small bug in the site html: The link to the favicon is inserted near the end of the body tag instead of in the head tag.
view 25th Jan 2012, 3:49 PM edit delete reply
Ehhh, it doesn't cause any harm, so I think I'll leave it like that.
exxtrooper 29th Jun 2012, 5:25 PM edit delete reply
This confusion is probably related to the fact I've not understood what is going in this entire chapter.

Why is jim refereed to as genius boy? Was he the one who found the code thing earlier, but didn't he get taken away?