(1) Yes. This is the quality content I come back for, time and time again.
(2) You know, the more I think about it, the more I wonder if we’re misinterpreting the VR sequence. Maybe that wasn’t Nick with his urge to swear removed, maybe the depicted events were experienced by a version of Nick with no urge to swear, and the memories were reintegrated with baseline brain-Nick. I wonder what recovery of Aimee will entail? I mean, what does it mean for a digital consciousness to go rogue? Does she fear that her consciousness will end entirely when her usefulness as a tester is up? Does she fear reintegration with a malgendered version of her own personality? Is she, without Nick’s pesky masculinity, so taken with a Whimsy princess fantasy that she’s simply too distracted to die?
What if, away from Whimsy control (picture DELOS control) she has no swear filter?
Aimee thinks she’s a real person, she’s not concerned about being reintegrated or shut off.
That’s what we’re being led to believe, yes. It seems like it’s possible that in this rescue mission the person being rescued knows more about what’s going on than the would-be rescuers.
Your avatar is so fitting
“I’m Whimsy’s symbol of courage. It’s time I acted like it.”??? O_O
That is very strange talk when you consider we still don’t know why AIMEE would even want anyone to find her in the first place. Is it just me or does it seem as though the three of them are treating this as a risky search and rescue rather than as a fugitive slave hunt? If true, that in turn begs the question of what they know that we in the audience do not. @_@
Aimee doesn’t want to be found, that’s the problem. She’s outraged that Whimsy is doing mind control with the VR, and she’s doing something about it – since she’s based on Nick, probably sabotage. As for the risk – the fairy referred to the VR as “that terrifying program” earlier. It probably has defenses.
If no one can find her, then how can she recruit a virtual army to help overthrow the system? And since Aimee [probably] doesn’t know that she’s a virtual clone of Nick, then having Nick show up wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing. I’m not sure how she’ll feel about a virtual version of The Baron, though.
Hmmm…since Aimee is sort of alt-Nick, then they would have some bearing on what Nick would have worn as panties, if he wore panties, so the comment by The Baron made sense, in a creepy way.
If I’m in a virtual reality, I may know that chainsaw won’t disembowel me. That doesn’t mean I won’t pee my virtual pants in terror as Jason attacks. If an LSD trip could be made 100% guaranteed safe physically, it doesn’t mean you can’t get scarred from such an experience.
On the other hand, the Whimsy fairy isn’t going into the VR but sending a flunky. She shouldn’t find the experiences too frightening, she can certainly find Aimee. So maybe the characters do know something we don’t.
Are you going to test the nature of the reality by walking into the chainsaw?
Wait a minute. Sweetheart tested the nature of her reality by jumping into a volcano. I suppose a lot of these guys would do something like that.
Let’s see if Nick shows up in Aimee’s VR apartment as the Nick we saw in his VR thing when we first met him, as Nick-in-the-drone, or Chibi Nick.
Or as Aimee.
If he’s going to go barging into her VR apartment, there’s only one way for him to show up: fat beardy guy. I mean, how else do you check on a scrawny nerd?
The Baron will be the fat beardy guy. Look at him.
Fingers crossed for Chibi Nick!
Has The Boss ever done a Chibi Unity? Like the Little Kids with Big Eyes from early Seventies hotel prints, before they went all Man Dressed like Undertaker with a Green Apple for a Face?
I put on those smart phone glasses in a demo of the current state of real VR and a T-rex walked up to my face and bellowed. And despite everything I knew, I still tried to dodge the spittle coming at my face.
“Regular people?” In the words of Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable, the government comes for the regular people first.
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