Speculations of Romantically Apocalyptic

Written by Tuxedo Luigi

- Issue 7 is now 7a. 7b may be coming? - Issue 9’s page was edited so Captain is not referred as “he” any more.
- Issue 10 is now 10a. Again, this may hint at issue 10b.
- Issue 18 is now 18f.
- Issue 37 has a journal.
- Issue 43 has a journal.
- Issue 49 has a journal.
- Issue 53 has a journal.
- Issue 56’s journal was edited.
- Issue 59’s journal was edited.
- Issue 70’s journal was edited. (Interesting stuff about the journal unrelated to the update: Snippy still refers to Pilot as a robot and to Captain as a girl. But he had no knowledge of Pilot not being human at this point, and he still can’t put a gender on Captain in the comic. So maybe he got that information from other points of time, which would pretty much confirm Captain is or was a girl at some point.)
- Issue 88’s page was remade.
- Issue 95, the Mug says “I’m slowly wearing em from the inside!” instead of “him”
- Issue 159’s journal might have been edited. Possible added bits about the electromagnetic pulse of the nukes not shutting down the drone, and the G-Cubes sealing themselves.

posted 4 days ago @ 20 Apr 2014 with 30 notes

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?

Do not deny your fate as princess Angie!

reblogged 5 days ago @ 18 Apr 2014 with 17 notes via/source

askzeeengineer:

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The humiliation I went through! For a damn joke!

The culprit behind this old joke

reblogged 5 days ago @ 18 Apr 2014 with 28 notes via/source

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

reblogged 6 days ago @ 18 Apr 2014 with 26 notes via/source
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”.

reblogged 6 days ago @ 17 Apr 2014 with 44 notes via/source
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.

reblogged 6 days ago @ 17 Apr 2014 with 39 notes via/source

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 1 week 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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