Speculations of Romantically Apocalyptic

askzeeengineer:

Can you explain to me why there are so many questions asking me if you’ll wear …

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… this frilly pink dress?

Because for some reason princesses wear pink dresses. Or so the little girl next told me (in a slightly different manor).

Do not deny your fate as princess Angie!

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askzeeengineer:

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The humiliation I went through! For a damn joke!

The culprit behind this old joke

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askzeeengineer:

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WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?! People call me Engie. ENGIE.

And so it began… Looooooooooong ago in the era of the old ask-blogs

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aquachocobo:

"I rub my face-mask. Why am I even wearing this stupid thing?
It’s not like I need to breathe.
I should totally throw it overboard and watch it sail through the wispy layers of clouds”
tHaT’S PrObAbLy nOt a gOoD IdEa cHaRlEs.
"Why the hell not?"iT’S KiNd oF… mElTeD OnTo tO YoUr fAcE NoW.
"What"
———-
In ‘celebration’ of 181’s journal.
I’m really sorry but I gave up shading his coat, because I can’t do that and I mucked up the layers because I’m an idiot like that.

aquachocobo:

"I rub my face-mask. Why am I even wearing this stupid thing?

It’s not like I need to breathe.

I should totally throw it overboard and watch it sail through the wispy layers of clouds”



tHaT’S PrObAbLy nOt a gOoD IdEa cHaRlEs.

"Why the hell not?"

iT’S KiNd oF… mElTeD OnTo tO YoUr fAcE NoW.

"What"

———-

In ‘celebration’ of 181’s journal.

I’m really sorry but I gave up shading his coat, because I can’t do that and I mucked up the layers because I’m an idiot like that.

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candied-sardines:

romacspeculations:

candied-sardines:

thomasthewhaler:

candied-sardines:

PILOT ITS A CYBORG!?

Pilot is a DEX! ( \ O ワO)/

DEX are not born and haven’t ever been or will be human

DEX are made of an unspecified amount of…

When I said “Pilot is a DEX”, it was because I didn’t want to come across as confusing if I said he possessed features of both! I wanted to give a simple explanation with minimal confusion. DEX are a unique creature, possessing mostly android qualities (hopes, dreams, independent thought) without ever being human.

And I firmly believe DEX have not been or ever will be human. Their organic parts have, but that’s a bit like saying everyone was once a rock or a tree because of what our atoms once were. Their repossessed organs are just building blocks for the entirely new creatures they are to build.

If they have brains, brains that were once a part of humans, I would say they were then since they could still hold human memories.

The android thing was mostly directed at thomasthewhaler because of this: “They should not be called androids, which are humanoid shaped, but completelly mechanical with no organic tissue.

I have been wondering for awhile now whether DEX have brains or not.

This panel speaks a bit for it though:

However, it does not really prove anything. It could be that a brain of a DEX is a mix between a computer and organic brain… Who knows.

But yeah I agree that a DEX’ organs are mostly “building blocks”.

That panel does make me wonder! But did that really happen, or was Pilot already dreaming?
There was no physical damage to his mask when he woke, and I don’t think Lifey would repair their clothes when it resurrected them. (Snippy’s clothes self repair.) Especially since Pilot’s mask is unnecessary for his survival and all…

That panel is probably exaggerating it a bit. You can take a look at the issue: http://romanticallyapocalyptic.com/61

I agree that it is a tad weird that his lens is not broken.

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candied-sardines:

thomasthewhaler:

candied-sardines:

PILOT ITS A CYBORG!?

Pilot is a DEX! ( \ O ワO)/

DEX are not born and haven’t ever been or will be human

DEX are made of an unspecified amount of…

When I said “Pilot is a DEX”, it was because I didn’t want to come across as confusing if I said he possessed features of both! I wanted to give a simple explanation with minimal confusion. DEX are a unique creature, possessing mostly android qualities (hopes, dreams, independent thought) without ever being human.

And I firmly believe DEX have not been or ever will be human. Their organic parts have, but that’s a bit like saying everyone was once a rock or a tree because of what our atoms once were. Their repossessed organs are just building blocks for the entirely new creatures they are to build.

If they have brains, brains that were once a part of humans, I would say they were then since they could still hold human memories.

The android thing was mostly directed at thomasthewhaler because of this: “They should not be called androids, which are humanoid shaped, but completelly mechanical with no organic tissue.

I have been wondering for awhile now whether DEX have brains or not.

This panel speaks a bit for it though:

However, it does not really prove anything. It could be that a brain of a DEX is a mix between a computer and organic brain… Who knows.

But yeah I agree that a DEX’ organs are mostly “building blocks”.

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flekkr:


"Pull me through this,  Everything’s changing,Like fire burning, Destinys calling.” ☢

I’ve had the sketch of this sitting around for quite some time, finally got around to finishing it.

flekkr:

"Pull me through this,
Everything’s changing,
Like fire burning,
Destinys calling.”

I’ve had the sketch of this sitting around for quite some time, finally got around to finishing it.

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yourfriendlyneighborhoodcripple:

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

I READ 182 AND I WAS ALL LIKE

YOOOOOO

CAUSE SOMEONE MENTIONED ISSUE 11 AND I WAS LIKE

YOOOOO

CAUSE THE CAVE PAINTINGS WERE ALL LIKE

YOOOOOOOO

AND BIOMATRIX LIFEALOPE ANNET THING PERSON IS ALL LIKE

YOOOOOOOOOOOOO

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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thomasthewhaler:

Now the whole snip’s descendant’s reflection in mirrors and stuff being him fully clothed with a gasmasks makes so much sense it hurts.

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thomasthewhaler:

candied-sardines:

PILOT ITS A CYBORG!?

Pilot is a DEX! ( \ O ワO)/

DEX are not born and haven’t ever been or will be human

DEX are made of an unspecified amount of repossessed organic and inorganic parts, assembled in factories and controlled almost entirely by programming. It’s unclear if they actually have brains, but they’re programmed to have their own thoughts, hopes and dreams, and personalities, making every DEX a unique individual♥

They have jobs and get paid, and can even be freelance! They exist basically on the same level as humans, blending in and going about dailiy lives of their own. They suffered the same fate as the humans when they were disconnected from ANNET, storing most of their memories in their “blue tiaras”.

Pilot is a unique beast however, since he is unconnected yet still seems to function just fine. He operates using only his most recent memories from just after the fall and fragments of his previous life that still lingers with him.

And by definition all DEX are cyborgs (=cybernetic organism), and to be more precise they are humanoid cyborgs (cyborgs can be animal types too). They should not be called androids, which are humanoid shaped, but completelly mechanical with no organic tissue.

Pilot is both a cyborg and an android. Please read up on the definition of an android:

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/android

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_(robot)

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ArtificialHuman

an·droid  (ăn′droid′)

adj.
Possessing human features.
n.
An automaton that is created from biological materials and resembles a human. Also called humanoid.”

And it is not entirely true that Pilot has never been human. He contain harvested human organs: “Full of organs harvested from debtors to the Good Directorate Corporation™”. So people who cannot pay their debts get their organs confiscated and these organs are then used to build DEX.

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Anonymous said:
I am not sure what weight does all the typo finding have, because all the journals are possibly voice recorded (Snippy's are for sure, he states that in Issue 1).

No it’s not really of any major importance, but correct spelling is good thing to have never the less. I don’t think that the fact that his entries are recorded has any influence on the spelling in his entries.

#ask
answered 4 days ago @ 14 Apr 2014

dillyfirestarter:

romacspeculations:

Written by Tuxedo Luigi

Quoting dark-lady-devinity: “As for the spelling mistakes, I figured most of them were intentional. I’ll need to go through them all again but only Snippy and Engie would have journals with proper grammar, punctuation and so forth. Captain and Pilot do not talk or think…

I agree with most of this, but some things I’d reinterpret

Issue 70: “It’s like everyone is a slave, and addict to the broadcasting wave.” “Everyone is addict to the broadcasting wave”? Is that correct? If the meaning is “everyone is a slave AND and addict”, the comma before “end” should be gone, shouldn’t it? Otherwise, it could be “everyone is a slave, and addicted to the broadcasting wave”. But I’m not knowledgeable on that.

I thought and was the typo, so it should read “It’s like everyone is a slave, an addict to the broadcasting wave.”

Issue 72: “Zee Captain’s note of summons had sealed my fate.” Maybe “summon” is a better choice than “summons”, but I don’t know actually.

A Summons is an official document ordering someone to attend court. Using it to describe an ordinary note implies that it was sent by someone with the authority to enforce dire consequences if you ignore its directions.

The only thing I have to add to the list is the second panel of Issue 22. “You can’t disect me! Humans are an endangered species!” Should be dissect. 

Personally, I’ve always taken the extraneous capitalisation to be a stylistic choice to emphasise certain words in the same way that print comics will sometimes bold certain words in their sentences.

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Written by Tuxedo Luigi

Quoting dark-lady-devinity: “As for the spelling mistakes, I figured most of them were intentional. I’ll need to go through them all again but only Snippy and Engie would have journals with proper grammar, punctuation and so forth. Captain and Pilot do not talk or think to standard English rules so the journal entries reflect that. And, anyway, I always thought that the different spellings suggest how language has evolved or, in this case, failed due to the evolution of language’s relationship to technology. After all, cell phone text-language is already having an effect on our writing culture. However, we won’t know if the errors in the journals are actual errors or the standard language of the future unless Alexius fleshes out the story line of his world pre-Apocalypse.”

Quoting romacspeculations: “Hmm, yes I wasn’t sure about which spelling mistakes Tuxedo Luigi meant either.”

I’LL SHOW THEM.

This is ignoring all typos made by Captain and Pilot, as the majority of them are made on purpose, if not all of them. Except I won’t be ignoring things like “dont”, since they don’t make any difference phonetically and as such are likely to be errors. I also won’t be covering things like “Neural Interface” or “neural interface”, since, well, Neural Interfaces are pretty much neural interfaces, so both uses are correct I guess.

Also, English is not my first language. So don’t be surprised if I’m horribly wrong on several of these things. But I’m just trying to help.

Issue 1: “Well, this morning Captain discovered a pair of old Binoculars and dedicated the entire morning to the “FINE ART OF OGLING LADIES”.” “Binoculars” is a proper noun, this may not be an error.
"After many hours of watching Captain talk to the Billboard lady, I mentioned, "That isn’t even a real human being, you know. You’re talking to a drawing. She can’t answer you."" Here again, "Billboard" is a proper noun for some reason.

Issue 4: “Captain was preforming several roles in this masquerade: the plane, the plane’s engine, the navigator, the mechanic and base commander all at the same time.” Preforming is an actual word, but I’m not certain it’s the one that was meant to be used here. Shouldn’t it be “performing”?

Issue 5d: “This time I managed to jump away, avoiding the torrent, so instead it knocked Pilot off this feet and not me.” Off “this” feet? I don’t know if this is correct, shouldn’t it be “his”?

Issue 6: Captain says “I DONT SHARE STRAWS, NOT SINCE THE INCIDENT”. “Dont” is the obvious error here, although it may be there on purpose.

Issue 27: “HOWEVER, ACCORDING TO MY CALCULATIONS, THE END OF THE UNIVERSE IS INEVITABLE AND WE HAVE ONLY 60 CYCLES LEFT AT BEST, MAYBE 80 UNTIL OUR UNIVERSE CEASES TO EXIST ENTIRELY, IT’S ENERGY PERMANENTLY SHIFTING INTO ANOTHER STATE OF EXISTENCE.” “IT’S” should be “ITS”, unless this is on purpose.

Issue 43: Pilot says “Now lets share these-” and “Wait a minute, thats no-“. “Lets” and “thats” are the mistakes here, unless they are on purpose.

Issue 51: Biomatrix 117 says “I has consumed many to find you”. “I has” isn’t correct.

Issue 52: “I’ve been in this bunker far too long, and I’m beginning to loose track of time, and of myself.” While “loose” exists, I’m not sure it’s the correct word here, shouldn’t it be “lose”?

Issue 58: “…What the? Light? Air? I am Alive?” “Alive” is a proper noun for no reason.
"It was merely a dream. Just another lovely nightmare courtesy of the iDream composer and the Broadcasting signal pounding on my unconscious mind.” Ignoring that “iDream” is rather “idream” on the page, “Broadcasting” is a proper noun for no reason.
"After all, all unconnectables and Directorate Employees must attempt connection once every few hours, in case their brain pattern somehow magically changed or in case ANNET finally figured out how to dig into your head.” “Employees” is a proper noun, but that might be on purpose.
"I seen the reports on their test subjects: “total neural shut-down”, “subject resists integration with the net, increasing the signal strength dramatically lead to damage to the 85% of the frontal lobe.”” “I seen the reports” is not correct, it can be “I have seen” though. I’m not sure “to the 85% of the frontal lobe” sounds right either.
"I shambled to the kitchen to pour myself some Coffee.” “Coffee” is a proper noun for no reason. That’s true for the rest of the journal entry as well.
"…Your Shtupid iDream composer went overboard again!” “Stupid” is a proper noun for no reason.

Issue 59: “The troubles started when the Directorate activated project ANNET - a Neural Network that could connect the human mind to the internet, allowing users to browse the net constantly, using eye blinks and thoughts to get information about any product, play games or even watch movies in their sleep.” “internet” should be a proper noun, unless this is on purpose.

Issue 65: ANNET says “Everything’s allright now!” “Allright” is not correct, “alright” is.
"I was at first too stupid to see that we were no longer using ANNIE but Annie was using us.” I thought ANNET was an acronym while Annie was a nickname? Is using “ANNIE” correct? Not really a typo but yeah.
"Humanity no longer had a chance to survive in it’s current state.” “Its”, not “it’s”.
"The Dead Zone Research and Tourism industry had stopped in it’s tracks.” “Its”, not “it’s”.
"If only I didn’t start project seven…” “project seven” bothers me for some reason. It’s not like “Neural Interface”, which is pretty descriptive already. Just using “project seven” instead of “Project Seven” irks me, but that’s just my opinion.

Issue 66: “It must have held some sort of personal importance to it’s owner to seal it away in a plastic container with words “the Mayans were wrong, trust no-one!”” “Its”, not “it’s”.
"I’ve been trying to keep track of how old I am, but I keep forgetting to check off every day in the calendar or maybe captain is messing off with me by erasing my checkmarks.” Since “captain” is a name, it should be “Captain”. Or it could be “the captain”.
"I wondered whether captain would just tell me to jump around and flap my arms or push me off a chair, since I highly doubted that Pilot’s skills in actually making a human fly.” Again, “captain” instead of “the captain” or just “Captain”. This happens several times in the journal.
"It looks like pilot had some sort of breakthrough with the “FLYING MACHINE MISSION” mission.” “pilot” is a name, so again, either “the pilot” or “Pilot” would fit better.
"Although, now that I think about it, there’s probably a balloon factory round these parts somewhere with it’s doors wide open for such shenanigans.” “It’s” instead of “its”.

Issue 68: “And yet as I strangle Pilot, on the frozen beach I can’t help but feel Deja vu, as if this had already happened before.” Should be “déjà vu”, not “Deja vu”. Missing the é and à is okay, but the term is normally not a proper noun.

Issue 70: “It’s like everyone is a slave, and addict to the broadcasting wave.” “Everyone is addict to the broadcasting wave”? Is that correct? If the meaning is “everyone is a slave AND and addict”, the comma before “end” should be gone, shouldn’t it? Otherwise, it could be “everyone is a slave, and addicted to the broadcasting wave”. But I’m not knowledgeable on that.

Issue 72: “Zee Captain’s note of summons had sealed my fate.” Maybe “summon” is a better choice than “summons”, but I don’t know actually.
"The sound of falling cannonball.” Shouldn’t it be “of A failing canonball”?
"Whatever that fleshy monstrosity was, it cared not for me, but it’s presence here led ANNIE straight to me. ” “Its”, not “it’s”.

Issue 75: “It Is MoSt StAnGe.” Shouldn’t it be “strange”?
"The BiOmASs oF ThoUSaNdS CaNnoT NoT CoMpeTe WiTh A pLaNeTaRy DeFeNcE NeTwOrK iN PoSeSsiOn Of OrBiTaL IoN CaNnOns.” “Cannot not compete” or “cannot compete”? This changes the meaning of the phrase, is the Biomass admitting its defeat or refusing to accept it?

Issue 80: “Shock-Hallucinations.” Is that a proper noun?

(issue 90: not a typo, but a nitpicky detail. The reflection on Snippy’s goggles mean Engie would be to the left of Captain (since it would be logically mirrored), when he’s on the right for the rest of the page.))

Issue 93: “Did pilot land on me too hard?” Here again, “pilot” should be a proper noun.
"But then again, there was that snowflake that yelled at me about "EVAPORATING ALL ORGANICS", before captain poured tea on my face.” “captain” should be a proper noun, or “the captain” possibly.

Issue 96: “Or that time when Captain made a soup out of my gas mask filters because the broth needed the “Smooth flavour of Snippy” and salt wasn’t available… ” Either the quote is a sentence by itself and this is correct, or “smooth” becomes a proper noun for no reason.

Issue 98: “Are they actually plotting to kill captain?” Again, “captain” being used as a name instead of “Captain”.

This is only for the first 100 pages. I’ll do it for the rest later, as it’s late right now. But you see, there are errors here and there. I’m not a native English speaker, so this may be incorrect, but I’m sure at least a few of the things I pointed out are mistakes that need to be corrected.

posted 5 days ago @ 13 Apr 2014 with 15 notes

dark-lady-devinity:

romacspeculations:

Written by Tuxedo Luigi

"Cycles" are more or less frequently brought up in RA, and seem to be some sort of way of relating to time. But what do they refer to exactly anyway? Earth cycles around the Sun? Galaxy cycles?

Well, here’s what we know.

- Wiki: Data on Captain’s gender was deleted on…

I don’t pay much attention to the cycles. As for the spelling mistakes, I figured most of them were intentional. I’ll need to go through them all again but only Snippy and Engie would have journals with proper grammar, punctuation and so forth. Captain and Pilot do not talk or think to standard English rules so the journal entries reflect that. And, anyway, I always thought that the different spellings suggest how language has evolved or, in this case, failed due to the evolution of language’s relationship to technology. After all, cell phone text-language is already having an effect on our writing culture. However, we won’t know if the errors in the journals are actual errors or the standard language of the future unless Alexius fleshes out the story line of his world pre-Apocalypse.

Hmm, yes I wasn’t sure about which spelling mistakes Tuxedo Luigi meant either. The most spelling mistakes I can remember that have been there got corrected fairly fast.

Well, there is one grammatical ’mistake’ (not sure if it is intentional or not) that annoys me a bit. In issue 51 the Biomatrix say “I has consumed many to find you”, which would be completely acceptable if it had been Pilot or Captain who said “I has”, but it is a bit unsuitable for a space lawyer. 

Not that I am one to talk. I feel like face-palming when I reread my old posts because of all the typos. (And well… English is not my first language so I probably make a few weird sentences from time to time… + I have never been taught English punctuation, so my commas are kind of random)

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