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5th Jan '18 1:12:53 PM GreatWyrmGold
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** The use of "they" as singular is increasing in popularity. (In part because [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singular_they#Older_usage it was accepted usage until relatively recently]].) As to significance to the character's narrative role...yeah, it's non-existent, but that may have been the point. You don't always have to make a big deal out of non-binary characters, you know?
24th Dec '17 2:20:59 AM rigpig
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* Bubbles appears to inhabit a military-surplus chassis which she has retained, presumably as some sort of GI Benefit. However Corpse Witch implies, and Bubbles appears to believe her, that the government could reclaim it at will

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* Bubbles appears to inhabit a military-surplus chassis which she has retained, presumably as some sort of GI Benefit. However Corpse Witch implies, and Bubbles appears to believe her, that the government could reclaim it at willwill. Droid-06 and Deathbot9000 could be similar cases




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* Jeremy and possibly, Seven and Punchbot appear to inhabit some sort of industrial cast-off chassis

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24th Dec '17 2:18:31 AM rigpig
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[[folder:who pays for the AI chassis?]]

* Momo’s replacement chassis was bought by Marigold, apparently for around the price of a car. Marigold clearly couldn’t afford this, from her reaction. Momo (who has no real economic function, in her present incarnation) claims to be paying Marigold back from her earnings as a librarian, but ALSO pays rent AND splurges her paychecks like a kid with pocket money..
* May’s chassis is clearly pretty much at the end of its economic usefulness, but there are no funds to replace it
* Bubbles appears to inhabit a military-surplus chassis which she has retained, presumably as some sort of GI Benefit. However Corpse Witch implies, and Bubbles appears to believe her, that the government could reclaim it at will
* Idoru, in some respects, appears to operate as a quasi-charity, exercising discretion over the allocation of AI to AnthroPC chassis
24th Dec '17 1:30:45 AM rigpig
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* the SJW on the Forum are going crazy about Tilly/Taffy’s use of pronouns. T/T, for reasons best known to that character, favours “they/their” which most people understand as a plural form. Why doesn’t the character simply use “one”, which is a common usage in British English for non-gender-specific cases (“what might one do?”, for example).... seems to be another case of the PanderingToTheBase which has become increasingly common...

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* the SJW on the Forum are going crazy about Tilly/Taffy’s use of pronouns. T/T, for reasons best known to that character, favours “they/their” which most people understand as a plural form. This doesn’t seem relevant in any way to the character’s narrative role, so far. Why doesn’t the character simply use “one”, which is a common usage in British English for non-gender-specific cases (“what might one do?”, for example).... seems to be another case of the PanderingToTheBase which has become increasingly common...
24th Dec '17 1:26:33 AM rigpig
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** there is a whole issue here, regarding the actual FUNCTION of AIs generally. If an AI has sentience and civil rights, and can manifest in almost any physical form, who or what performs the various functions they were originally (presumably) created for? Why would anyone WANT a sentient assembly arm (Jeremy)?



** Besides the simple 'They didn't ask the AIs"...they presumably thought of it as AIs being put in military 'slavery', especially AIs who got combat bodies and had to pay for them, or AIs 'made' for combat. The idea of an AI choosing to become a soldier was foreign to them.

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** Besides the simple 'They didn't ask the AIs"...they presumably thought of it as AIs being put in military 'slavery', especially AIs who got combat bodies and had to pay for them, or AIs 'made' for combat. The idea of an AI choosing to become a soldier was foreign to them. \n Civil rights activists are anti-military? Who knew?!
** there is no mention anywhere, of AIs paying for work-related bodies. One of the AIs was an ATM, one was a forklift truck, I doubt they paid for those bodies. Bubbles has never mentioned paying for HER body, and Pintsize’s “military chassis” appears to have been “surplus”. We don’t know anything about the status of the shop AIs at Idoru; Iris knows about the cost/benefit structure, but that’s part of her job. I don’t doubt that an AI COULD, if they saw fit, buy a body for the purpose of some business venture, but that’s nothing new.
24th Dec '17 1:11:42 AM rigpig
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** I think it's just a case of Momo being 100% on Marigold's side and therefore being angry at the guy who rejected and upset her, no matter his reason or intent. In the strips that follow, no other character says anything negative about Angus for turning her down, and there's a couple who specifically say that Angus did the right thing. So it's just one character with a considerable bias against the guy, not the whole strip upholding a double standard about men and women (in this case, at least).

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** I think it's just a case of Momo being 100% on Marigold's side and therefore being angry at the guy who rejected and upset her, no matter his reason or intent. In the strips that follow, no other character says anything negative about Angus for turning her down, and there's a couple who specifically say that Angus did the right thing. So it's just one character with a considerable bias against the guy, not the whole strip upholding a double standard about men and women (in this case, at least).
least). Angus is at least, being consistent; he didn’t lead her on, didn’t take advantage of her, and most characters recognise this.



* the SJWs on the Forum are going crazy about Tilly/Taffy’s use of pronouns. T/T, for reasons best known to that character, favours “they/their” which most people understand as a plural form. Why doesn’t the character simply use “one”, which is a common usage in British English for non-gender-specific cases (“what might one do?”, for example).... seems to be another case of the PanderingToTheBase which has become increasingly common...

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* the SJWs SJW on the Forum are going crazy about Tilly/Taffy’s use of pronouns. T/T, for reasons best known to that character, favours “they/their” which most people understand as a plural form. Why doesn’t the character simply use “one”, which is a common usage in British English for non-gender-specific cases (“what might one do?”, for example).... seems to be another case of the PanderingToTheBase which has become increasingly common...
24th Dec '17 1:08:01 AM rigpig
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24th Dec '17 1:05:58 AM rigpig
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* the SJWs on the Forum are going crazy about Tilly/Taffy’s use of pronouns. T/T, for reasons best known to that character, favours “they/their” which most people understand as a plural form. Why doesn’t the character simply use “one”, which is a common usage in British English for non-gender-specific cases (“what might one do?”, for example).... seems to be another case of the PanderingToTheBase which has become increasingly common...

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29th Jul '17 5:23:36 PM finalfaw
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** OP here, my problem isn't with her symptoms (heavy drinking, depression) its her actions that bother me, early days she was downright threatening to people, regularly actually hitting marten for percived little petty problems, and her big excuse basically amounts to "my dad died and it ruined me" throughout most of the comic, as a sufferer of actual depression, if i pulled any of the crap she pulls, I would downright get my ass beaten or thrown in jail for abuse, which is what she done to marten early days, just marten is too much of spinless git for most of it to actually d anything, and when you are in a group of self centered knobends, nobody notices.
11th Jan '17 8:13:57 AM TheFuzzyKnight
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*** To elaborate: She'd been stalking Marten and Faye for some time, and the reason she actually met Marten is because she was smoking in the bar bathroom after being up for four days counting the hairs on her head. Even if those meds were helping her anxiety the effects were...uneven, at best.
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