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WCDT August 9th - August 13th (4586-4590)
« on: 08 Aug 2021, 18:33 »

Didn't have a good poll idea, but comic's up.

I can understand Yay's reaction. It must be a nice feeling to experience mom kindness when you've never had parents, even if you're a superpowered AI.
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Re: WCDT August 9th - August 13th (4586-4590)
« Reply #1 on: 08 Aug 2021, 18:41 »

Perhaps one regarding cast members have seasonal allergies?
Granted, Claire and Clinton are fairly obvious choices, but it'd bet that Roko does too.


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Re: WCDT August 9th - August 13th (4586-4590)
« Reply #2 on: 08 Aug 2021, 18:42 »

I don't think we've ever seen Yay sniff tea before, this should be interesting. Hopefully Aurelia closed her streaming session, otherwise the Milkmaids could be waiting for a while.
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Re: WCDT August 9th - August 13th (4586-4590)
« Reply #3 on: 08 Aug 2021, 19:12 »

Aurelia is reminding me of the guy who went to the Pride Parade in a t-shirt that said "FREE DAD HUGS".
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« Reply #4 on: 08 Aug 2021, 19:28 »

I wonder if the strip will get into AIs and parents, in general. I know Bubbles is kind of respectful yet wary of Faye's mom....

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« Reply #5 on: 08 Aug 2021, 20:20 »

Mom Vibes are the Best Vibes. My mom passed away a long time ago so when I encounter mom vibes now it's very confusing and comforting and weird and still kinda nice anyway.
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Re: WCDT August 9th - August 13th (4586-4590)
« Reply #6 on: 08 Aug 2021, 22:48 »

Okay, Yay being overcome by Aurelia's mom vibes is the CUTEST DAMN THING.
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« Reply #7 on: 09 Aug 2021, 02:52 »

Okay, Yay being overcome by Aurelia's mom vibes is the CUTEST DAMN THING.

I'm guessing such a sense of comfort may be something sorely lacking for Yay. Especially considering their part of their monologue regarding how they've been so careful to hide themselves.
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Re: WCDT August 9th - August 13th (4586-4590)
« Reply #8 on: 09 Aug 2021, 03:50 »

I can already imagine how worried chat is now, while staring at a happy "Technical difficulties" screen, chanting "Oh noes, she has been rustled!" if it takes too long.
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« Reply #9 on: 09 Aug 2021, 10:13 »

I know Bubbles is kind of respectful yet wary of Faye's mom....
Only because Faye told Bubbles to keep it on the lowdown while Faye sounded out Mom, and Bubbles subsequent interaction with Mom was a little ... odd.  After Mom and Bubbles share a Unicorn Grove tea, they'll be fine with each other.
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« Reply #10 on: 09 Aug 2021, 11:27 »

It's not easy being Yay.

( there may be a new milkmaid soon )
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« Reply #11 on: 09 Aug 2021, 12:13 »

Oh, this is an interesting development.  Is Clinton about to acquire an unofficial adopted sibling?
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« Reply #12 on: 09 Aug 2021, 16:50 »

Oh, this is an interesting development.  Is Clinton about to acquire an unofficial adopted sibling?

In some ways Yay does act like a bratty sibling.
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Re: WCDT August 9th - August 13th (4586-4590)
« Reply #13 on: 09 Aug 2021, 18:08 »

New comic.

I swear Aurelia gets younger by the comic.
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« Reply #14 on: 09 Aug 2021, 18:34 »

See, this is the kind of interaction that makes Yay such an interesting character to me. What about "mom vibes" make them willing to share stuff like that with a complete stranger, when otherwise they would just puff up their chest (as much as a non-breathing entity can do that) and stomp off?
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« Reply #15 on: 09 Aug 2021, 18:46 »

That was cute.

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« Reply #16 on: 09 Aug 2021, 19:42 »

See, this is the kind of interaction that makes Yay such an interesting character to me. What about "mom vibes" make them willing to share stuff like that with a complete stranger, when otherwise they would just puff up their chest (as much as a non-breathing entity can do that) and stomp off?
It might not be as much as result of the mom vibes as it is a reflection of where Yay has gotten to in their own processing of it. They're clearly struggling to deal with the whole situation, in a way that they really haven't had to before; given that they've already passed the point of talking aloud to themselves in public, it's not such a huge step to tell it to a sympathetic listener instead. The mom vibes (along with the preceding conversation) only need to give Yay a feeling that Aurelia is likely to listen and not be overly judgemental.
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Re: WCDT August 9th - August 13th (4586-4590)
« Reply #17 on: 09 Aug 2021, 21:08 »

Talking to a sympathetic human about one's problems is really no stranger than talking to a rubber duck.
Really.
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« Reply #18 on: 09 Aug 2021, 22:32 »

See, this is the kind of interaction that makes Yay such an interesting character to me. What about "mom vibes" make them willing to share stuff like that with a complete stranger, when otherwise they would just puff up their chest (as much as a non-breathing entity can do that) and stomp off?
It might not be as much as result of the mom vibes as it is a reflection of where Yay has gotten to in their own processing of it. They're clearly struggling to deal with the whole situation, in a way that they really haven't had to before; given that they've already passed the point of talking aloud to themselves in public, it's not such a huge step to tell it to a sympathetic listener instead. The mom vibes (along with the preceding conversation) only need to give Yay a feeling that Aurelia is likely to listen and not be overly judgemental.
I suspect it may be both. Someone who's a calm presence can sometimes make a world of difference for someone in conflict or who's hurting (in this case emotionally).

Talking to a sympathetic human about one's problems is really no stranger than talking to a rubber duck.
Really.
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« Reply #19 on: 10 Aug 2021, 00:12 »

If Yay means eavesdropping when talking about "old habits", that's a huge change and not necessarily a good one.

ZoeB reasoned that the QC world would be unstable without a shadowy omniscient presence like Spookybot. Are they leaving a power vacuum?

How can they be happy when not exercising their vital powers? Not looking at the world's information flow must be an even worse self-deprivation than a dog never sniffing anything.
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« Reply #20 on: 10 Aug 2021, 03:07 »

New comic.

I swear Aurelia gets younger by the comic.

She's positively adorable in the latest strip - "old lady" indeed.
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« Reply #21 on: 10 Aug 2021, 06:59 »

We'll pass over "innocent".
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« Reply #22 on: 10 Aug 2021, 09:32 »

Oh, this is an interesting development.  Is Clinton about to acquire an unofficial adopted sibling?

No. Yay's adoption will be quite official, with paperwork and everything.
They will be slightly confused by their hair's chromatophores suddenly defaulting to red, though.
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Re: WCDT August 9th - August 13th (4586-4590)
« Reply #23 on: 10 Aug 2021, 14:42 »

That mom vibes shit was so fucking wholesome. Jeph keeps making me think he can't surprise me any more, and then he delights me anew.

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« Reply #24 on: 10 Aug 2021, 18:18 »

Yay: *accidentally sees her streaming*

Yay: What. The. Fuck.

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« Reply #25 on: 10 Aug 2021, 19:22 »

This did make me think, though. Surely by now seeing this sort of thing would not be a new and surprising experience for Yay. If their default habit was to routinely eavesdrop on more or less everything, they've definitely seen much more bizarre stuff than Aurelia's stream.
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« Reply #26 on: 10 Aug 2021, 19:40 »

Well, point.

I've often thought that Ultron took one look at 4chan and went "Yup, humanity has to go."

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Re: WCDT August 9th - August 13th (4586-4590)
« Reply #27 on: 10 Aug 2021, 19:47 »

If Yay means eavesdropping when talking about "old habits", that's a huge change and not necessarily a good one.

ZoeB reasoned that the QC world would be unstable without a shadowy omniscient presence like Spookybot. Are they leaving a power vacuum?

How can they be happy when not exercising their vital powers? Not looking at the world's information flow must be an even worse self-deprivation than a dog never sniffing anything.


Looks like you were right. Watching Yay deal with their attempted transformation should be ... interesting.


Unless it means that they will not eavesdrop to benefit themselves, but they will keep a general eye out so they can help if needed (like with Bubbles and Corpsewitch)?
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« Reply #28 on: 11 Aug 2021, 00:23 »

FWIW, I've said for a while that Yay was probably originally a disembodied distributed communications intelligence interception algorithm that 'got smart' because of the amount of data they were processing. I wonder if Yay is going to tell Aurelia their whole backstory?
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« Reply #29 on: 11 Aug 2021, 01:15 »

This did make me think, though. Surely by now seeing this sort of thing would not be a new and surprising experience for Yay. If their default habit was to routinely eavesdrop on more or less everything, they've definitely seen much more bizarre stuff than Aurelia's stream.

But the point is that Aurelia doesn't know that.
[BTW, just had an small argument from a misunderstanding that was resolved once I stating that at this point I'm just trying to avoid learning about anything else that makes me wish eye bleach and brain bleach were real when it comes to the internet.]
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« Reply #30 on: 11 Aug 2021, 08:35 »

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« Reply #31 on: 11 Aug 2021, 10:50 »

Not so much nothing new that Yay has seen on the interwebs.  But the first time it was associated with someone she knew?
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« Reply #32 on: 11 Aug 2021, 18:26 »

New comic.

Yay wants ALL OF THE DOG PICS. No such thing as having too many!
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« Reply #33 on: 11 Aug 2021, 18:38 »

"But what about facebook?"

"I've already downloaded them all."

PFFFFT.  :D  You know, Yay, you could actually just PLAY WITH THE DOG.

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« Reply #34 on: 11 Aug 2021, 20:30 »

"But what about facebook?"

"I've already downloaded them all."

PFFFFT.  :D  You know, Yay, you could actually just PLAY WITH THE DOG.
"It was... sticky. Even for me. I got around it though."
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« Reply #35 on: 11 Aug 2021, 20:33 »

I can't read this vibe. Yay seems both like they never want to leave and like they'd rather be anywhere else.

Interestingly, they also seem like they care very strongly about what Aurelia thinks of them, which is something we've only really seen between them and Roko.
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« Reply #36 on: 11 Aug 2021, 20:59 »

Some great facial expressions from Aurelia here! Panel 3 particularly - you can see what she's thinking before she says it. :D

Question:
Yay's comment earlier in the week about Aurelia not looking a day over 47 - do you think it's correct to interpret that as meaning Aurelia is currently 47 years old? The exchange puzzled me a bit when I first read it but now I'm pretty sure that's right. Aurelia mentions flattery in response which is slightly odd if that's her real age (though that could be sarcasm on her part). But if it's not Aurelia's real age, then it's a strangely specific number for Yay to mention. And 47 would also fit with Aurelia having her kids young, which I believe she mentioned at one point.
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« Reply #37 on: 11 Aug 2021, 21:16 »

I can't read this vibe. Yay seems both like they never want to leave and like they'd rather be anywhere else.

Interestingly, they also seem like they care very strongly about what Aurelia thinks of them, which is something we've only really seen between them and Roko.


Maybe a bit of 'we like you (and your dog, of course) but we feel uncomfortable opening up and talking about our bad habits. Do you hate us?'
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« Reply #38 on: 11 Aug 2021, 22:06 »

Vulnerability is hard.
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« Reply #39 on: 11 Aug 2021, 22:52 »

This did make me think, though. Surely by now seeing this sort of thing would not be a new and surprising experience for Yay. If their default habit was to routinely eavesdrop on more or less everything, they've definitely seen much more bizarre stuff than Aurelia's stream.

But the point is that Aurelia doesn't know that.
I agree, I was primarily responding to shanejayell's comment:
Yay: *accidentally sees her streaming*

Yay: What. The. Fuck.
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« Reply #40 on: 12 Aug 2021, 00:52 »

I'm surprised Cosmo hasn't come forward for the clearly available petting.
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« Reply #41 on: 12 Aug 2021, 00:54 »

I'm surprised Cosmo hasn't come forward for the clearly available petting.

She's been giving Yay a good sniffing (especially in Tuesday's comic). However, being a Very Good Girl, she's waiting until Mommy and Plastic Person finish talking.
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Question:
Yay's comment earlier in the week about Aurelia not looking a day over 47 - do you think it's correct to interpret that as meaning Aurelia is currently 47 years old? The exchange puzzled me a bit when I first read it but now I'm pretty sure that's right. Aurelia mentions flattery in response which is slightly odd if that's her real age (though that could be sarcasm on her part). But if it's not Aurelia's real age, then it's a strangely specific number for Yay to mention. And 47 would also fit with Aurelia having her kids young, which I believe she mentioned at one point.

What I took from it is that Aurelia is actually a bit older, but Yay was implying she looked younger than her real age, hence her "flattery" comment; as for why Yay picked 47, I'm not sure. She's probably not a lot older than 47 at any rate, if she had her kids young.

Also, it's always struck me as odd that nobody bats an eyelid at Yay referring to themselves in the plural (not just using neutral pronouns, but plural). No other AI does that, since Yay is (are?) a unique (and secret) collective consciousness, yet nobody picks up on this strange "royal we" they're using. Not even Clinton, who is a major AI nerd.
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Re: WCDT August 9th - August 13th (4586-4590)
« Reply #43 on: 12 Aug 2021, 06:12 »

I can't read this vibe. Yay seems both like they never want to leave and like they'd rather be anywhere else.

Interestingly, they also seem like they care very strongly about what Aurelia thinks of them, which is something we've only really seen between them and Roko.
It’s because Aurelia went all maxiMom on them and they suddenly discovered that transcends species and even substrates… I have no doubt they’re panic-running diagnostics to find the source of the “problem” in the background.
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Question:
Yay's comment earlier in the week about Aurelia not looking a day over 47 - do you think it's correct to interpret that as meaning Aurelia is currently 47 years old? The exchange puzzled me a bit when I first read it but now I'm pretty sure that's right. Aurelia mentions flattery in response which is slightly odd if that's her real age (though that could be sarcasm on her part). But if it's not Aurelia's real age, then it's a strangely specific number for Yay to mention. And 47 would also fit with Aurelia having her kids young, which I believe she mentioned at one point.

What I took from it is that Aurelia is actually a bit older, but Yay was implying she looked younger than her real age, hence her "flattery" comment; as for why Yay picked 47, I'm not sure. She's probably not a lot older than 47 at any rate, if she had her kids young.

Also, it's always struck me as odd that nobody bats an eyelid at Yay referring to themselves in the plural (not just using neutral pronouns, but plural). No other AI does that, since Yay is (are?) a unique (and secret) collective consciousness, yet nobody picks up on this strange "royal we" they're using. Not even Clinton, who is a major AI nerd.

Maybe 47 is Jeph's favorite prime number?
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« Reply #45 on: 12 Aug 2021, 10:17 »

This is Yay's "take off my armor" moment.
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Re: WCDT August 9th - August 13th (4586-4590)
« Reply #46 on: 12 Aug 2021, 15:27 »


Question:
Yay's comment earlier in the week about Aurelia not looking a day over 47 - do you think it's correct to interpret that as meaning Aurelia is currently 47 years old? The exchange puzzled me a bit when I first read it but now I'm pretty sure that's right. Aurelia mentions flattery in response which is slightly odd if that's her real age (though that could be sarcasm on her part). But if it's not Aurelia's real age, then it's a strangely specific number for Yay to mention. And 47 would also fit with Aurelia having her kids young, which I believe she mentioned at one point.

What I took from it is that Aurelia is actually a bit older, but Yay was implying she looked younger than her real age, hence her "flattery" comment; as for why Yay picked 47, I'm not sure. She's probably not a lot older than 47 at any rate, if she had her kids young.

I imagine it would be an age young enough to be taken as flattery but also old and specific enough that it is not a completely self-evident lie, and thus perhaps genuinely flattering rather than inwardly eye-rolling.
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Re: WCDT August 9th - August 13th (4586-4590)
« Reply #47 on: 12 Aug 2021, 15:32 »

There are borzoi videos online. But not enough.

Do you know how many borzoi pics there are on the internet? Neither do I. But I intend to find out!

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Re: WCDT August 9th - August 13th (4586-4590)
« Reply #48 on: 12 Aug 2021, 18:21 »

Comic's up.

Sorry, Yay, I don't buy it. If you really wanted to keep secrets, you could. Admit it, it feels good to say all this.
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Re: WCDT August 9th - August 13th (4586-4590)
« Reply #49 on: 12 Aug 2021, 19:04 »

Yay let their guard down! If they keep this up they will have no secrets left. I'm starting to get the feeling that they no longer like the path they're on, and that they want something else. But then, who will do their job?
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