History VisualNovel / DigitalALoveStory

17th Apr '16 7:50:34 PM RA0808
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: [[http://history-computer.com/Internet/Maturing/Thomas.html The Creeper worm was real. As was the Reaper worm]]. And yes, the Reaper worm was created specifically to take down instances of the Creeper worm. Except that the real Reaper didn't go overboard and in actualty destroyed itself after destroying a Creeper instance. And when the Last Creeper instance got destroyed, so did the last Reaper instance.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: [[http://history-computer.com/Internet/Maturing/Thomas.html The Creeper worm was real. As was the Reaper worm]]. And yes, the Reaper worm was created specifically to take down instances of the Creeper worm. Except that the real Reaper didn't go overboard and in actualty destroyed itself after destroying a Creeper instance. And when the Last last Creeper instance got destroyed, so did the last Reaper instance.



* HistoricalInJoke: The [[spoiler: crashing of multiple ARPANET nodes and BBS by *Reaper]] sound an awful lot like the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_worm Morris Worm.]] In addition, Creeper and Reaper are the names of [[spoiler:the first accepted computer worm, and the program that was created to wipe it out.]] Add in the fact that this game is set in 1988, and the joke is complete.

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* HistoricalInJoke: The [[spoiler: crashing of multiple ARPANET nodes and BBS by *Reaper]] sound an awful lot like the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_worm Morris Worm.]] In addition, Creeper and Reaper are the names of [[spoiler:the first accepted computer worm, worm which spread by copying itself via the ARPANET, and the program that was created to wipe it out.]] Add in the fact that this game is set in 1988, and the joke is complete.
17th Apr '16 7:48:16 PM RA0808
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* HistoricalInJoke: The [[spoiler: Creeper and *Reaper viruses]] and their effects sound an awful lot like the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_worm Morris Worm.]] Those names, in addition, are of [[spoiler:the first accepted computer worm, and the program that, at least apocryphally, wiped it out.]] Add in the fact that this game is set in 1988, and the joke is complete.

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* HistoricalInJoke: The [[spoiler: Creeper crashing of multiple ARPANET nodes and *Reaper viruses]] and their effects BBS by *Reaper]] sound an awful lot like the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_worm Morris Worm.]] Those names, in In addition, Creeper and Reaper are the names of [[spoiler:the first accepted computer worm, and the program that, at least apocryphally, wiped that was created to wipe it out.]] Add in the fact that this game is set in 1988, and the joke is complete.



* PlayfulHacker: Several users and eventually the player take this role. As the game's release page notes, advancing in the game requires you to commit telephone fraud, exploit a buffer overflow, and/or "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackers_%28film%29 hack the Gibson]]".

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* PlayfulHacker: Several users and eventually the player take this role. As the game's release page notes, advancing in the game requires you to commit telephone fraud, exploit a buffer overflow, and/or "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackers_%28film%29 "[[Film/Hackers hack the Gibson]]".



** Lampshaded in the ending, where [[spoiler:an AI named]] *Desdemona writes a short epilogue, of sorts, in the style of the Prince's short speech at the end of ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', this time [[spoiler:bemoaning the tragedy of you and Emilie.]] Christine Love also includes "with apologies to William Shakespeare".

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** Lampshaded in the ending, where [[spoiler:an AI named]] *Desdemona writes a short epilogue, of sorts, in the style of the Prince's short speech at the end of ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', this time [[spoiler:bemoaning the tragedy of you and Emilie.*Emilia.]] Christine Love also includes "with apologies to William Shakespeare".Shakespeare, et al." in the game's credits.
5th Jan '16 8:40:52 PM RAMChYLD
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: [[http://history-computer.com/Internet/Maturing/Thomas.html The Creeper worm was real. As was the Reaper worm]]. Except that the real Reaper didn't go overboard and in actualty destroyed itself after destroying a Creeper instance. And when the Last Creeper instance got destroyed, so did the last Reaper instance.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: [[http://history-computer.com/Internet/Maturing/Thomas.html The Creeper worm was real. As was the Reaper worm]]. And yes, the Reaper worm was created specifically to take down instances of the Creeper worm. Except that the real Reaper didn't go overboard and in actualty destroyed itself after destroying a Creeper instance. And when the Last Creeper instance got destroyed, so did the last Reaper instance.
5th Jan '16 8:36:43 PM RAMChYLD
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: [[http://history-computer.com/Internet/Maturing/Thomas.html The Creeper worm was real. As was the Reaper worm]]. Except that the real Reaper didn't go overboard and in actualty destroyed itself after destroying a Creeper instance. And when the Last Creeper instance got destroyed, so did the last Reaper instance.



** AluminumChristmasTrees: [[http://history-computer.com/Internet/Maturing/Thomas.html The Creeper worm was real. As was the Reaper worm]]. Except that the real Reaper didn't go overboard and in actualty destroyed itself after destroying a Creeper instance. And when the Last Creeper instance got destroyed, so did the last Reaper instance.
5th Jan '16 8:36:04 PM RAMChYLD
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** AluminumChristmasTrees: [[http://history-computer.com/Internet/Maturing/Thomas.html The Creeper worm was real. As was the Reaper worm]]. Except that the real Reaper didn't go overboard and in actualty destroyed itself after destroying a Creeper instance. And when the Last Creeper instance got destroyed, so did the last Reaper instance.
20th Dec '15 12:12:31 PM Willbyr
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_digital_a_love_story.png]]



See also ''[[VisualNovel/DontTakeItPersonallyBabeItJustAintYourStory don't take it personally babe, it just ain't your story]]'' and SpiritualSuccessor ''[[VisualNovel/AnalogueAHateStory Analogue: A Hate Story]]'', both by the same author. They also take place in the same universe but are loosely connected.

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See also ''[[VisualNovel/DontTakeItPersonallyBabeItJustAintYourStory don't take it personally babe, it just ain't your story]]'' ''VisualNovel/DontTakeItPersonallyBabeItJustAintYourStory'' and SpiritualSuccessor ''[[VisualNovel/AnalogueAHateStory Analogue: A Hate Story]]'', ''VisualNovel/AnalogueAHateStory'', both by the same author. They also take place in the same universe but are loosely connected.

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** Lampshaded in the ending, where [[spoiler:an AI named]] *Desdemona writes a short epilogue, of sorts, in the style of the Prince's short speech at the end of RomeoAndJuliet, this time [[spoiler:bemoaning the tragedy of you and Emilie.]] Christine Love also includes "with apologies to William Shakespeare".

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** Lampshaded in the ending, where [[spoiler:an AI named]] *Desdemona writes a short epilogue, of sorts, in the style of the Prince's short speech at the end of RomeoAndJuliet, ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', this time [[spoiler:bemoaning the tragedy of you and Emilie.]] Christine Love also includes "with apologies to William Shakespeare".


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20th Sep '15 8:05:13 PM Adept
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Not for this game, but for ''AnalogueAHateStory'': [[spoiler:AI used to have to physically copy themselves into a compressed file, then delete themselves, in order to transmit them anywhere, due to terrible connection speeds.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Not for this game, but for ''AnalogueAHateStory'': ''VisualNovel/AnalogueAHateStory'': [[spoiler:AI used to have to physically copy themselves into a compressed file, then delete themselves, in order to transmit them anywhere, due to terrible connection speeds.]]
6th Sep '15 6:12:43 PM nombretomado
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*** [=GibsonBBS=], in general. It's run by a man named [[{{Neuromancer}} Wintermoot]] (part of which is a shoutout to [[ImageBoards 4chan]], moot being the creator and maintainer of 4chan). There's even a short discussion on the history of {{cyberpunk}} itself.

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*** [=GibsonBBS=], in general. It's run by a man named [[{{Neuromancer}} [[Literature/{{Neuromancer}} Wintermoot]] (part of which is a shoutout to [[ImageBoards 4chan]], moot being the creator and maintainer of 4chan). There's even a short discussion on the history of {{cyberpunk}} itself.
16th Jul '15 9:06:41 AM Koveras
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A 2010 VisualNovel by Creator/ChristineLove, [[http://www.scoutshonour.com/digital/ available for free.]]

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A 2010 VisualNovel by Creator/ChristineLove, developed in UsefulNotes/RenPy and [[http://www.scoutshonour.com/digital/ available for free.]]
free]].
3rd May '15 3:27:41 PM WillKeaton
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Not for this game, but for AnalogueAHateStory: [[spoiler:AI used to have to physically copy themselves into a compressed file, then delete themselves, in order to transmit them anywhere, due to terrible connection speeds.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Not for this game, but for AnalogueAHateStory: ''AnalogueAHateStory'': [[spoiler:AI used to have to physically copy themselves into a compressed file, then delete themselves, in order to transmit them anywhere, due to terrible connection speeds.]]
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