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Re: Something odd that occurred to me:
Posted By: VikingBoyBillyDate: 6/2/16 8:21 a.m.

In Response To: Something odd that occurred to me: (XaleManix)

: I draw my keyboard and pound the switch to compose a post.

: Oddly, this is familiar to me, as if it were something from an old dream, but
: I can't quite place it...

: Oh well. On to business: I noticed something while reading through the story
: page (Most of it. Facts and Puzzling Things and the Terminal Texts), and
: something occurred to me, a piece of fridge logic from reading the 'You'
: section, which hit me somewhere in vicinity of Weapons of Marathon
: section. Something that, to me, reinforces the fact that you're a Cyborg,
: right there in the manual, before the game even begins: You had a
: childhood on Mars.

: How is this evidence? Well, allow me to speculate: According to the Manual
: section on Civilians, the Marathon's passengers included 1,200 officers
: (50 Senior Staff+1,150 Officers), plus about 24,000 civilians.
: Furthermore, some individuals were placed in stasis for the journey, but
: most people remained awake on board, and it was in fact their descendants
: who arrived at Tau Ceti to become the Born-on-Boards, aka BoBs.

: Given that Stasis chambers would be at a premium, one can imagine that only
: the most important staffing positions would be placed under stasis: The
: fifty senior command staff, perhaps a few hundred officers... but, most
: likely, not a security officer.

: Especially given the fact that 24th century Sol-system politics likely meant
: that the Security staff were most likely in place mostly to protect
: against mutiny from any discontents among the Martian-sourced population,
: it seems more than absurd to put the security staff into stasis, where
: they couldn't do their jobs.

: Yet the Security Officer remembers his childhood on Mars.

: I posit that, perhaps, the ten cyborgs Strauss mentions in Low-Flying Defense
: Drones weren't put into stasis, but lived among the generations of BoBs
: that grew up aboard the Marathon. Approximately 7even generations later,
: they were likely so thoroughly integrated into the BoB's society that no
: one even noticed that they'd been hanging around for 300 years. The only
: entities with the ability to notice would be Leela, Tycho, and Durandal,
: and perhaps they simply weren't meticulously tracking the awake crew.

I thought of those as false or implanted memories because he's, you know, a reanimated corpse. His original memories would have died... or not? People point to the "dent" as an in-manual clue that he's a cyborg... whatever. Tycho's terminal about those asteroid wars testing them out was what made me first suspect the player might be one of those guys.

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Something odd that occurred to me:XaleManix 6/1/16 6:52 p.m.
     Re: Something odd that occurred to me:General-RADIX 6/1/16 8:19 p.m.
           Re: Something odd that occurred to me:XaleManix 6/1/16 8:53 p.m.
                 Re: Something odd that occurred to me:General-RADIX 6/1/16 9:30 p.m.
                       Re: Something odd that occurred to me:XaleManix 6/1/16 9:54 p.m.
                             Re: Something odd that occurred to me:Durandal_1707 6/2/16 1:09 a.m.
                                   Re: Something odd that occurred to me:XaleManix 6/2/16 4:01 a.m.
                             Re: Something odd that occurred to me:General-RADIX 6/2/16 8:05 a.m.
     Re: Something odd that occurred to me:VikingBoyBilly 6/2/16 8:21 a.m.
           Re: Something odd that occurred to me:Bob-B-Q 6/2/16 11:42 a.m.
                 Re: Something odd that occurred to me:XaleManix 6/2/16 11:59 a.m.
                       Re: Something odd that occurred to me:VikingBoyBilly 6/2/16 2:23 p.m.
                             Re: Something odd that occurred to me:XaleManix 6/2/16 2:30 p.m.
                                   Re: Something odd that occurred to me:Hopper 6/3/16 8:47 a.m.
                                         Wouldn't you have to go and find the wheelbarrow? *NM*XaleManix 6/3/16 10:52 a.m.
                                         Re: Something odd that occurred to me:Durandal_1707 6/4/16 10:21 a.m.
           Re: Something odd that occurred to me:Johnnie A. Padgett 6/6/16 9:07 a.m.
                 Re: Something odd that occurred to me:Bob-B-Q 6/7/16 6:35 a.m.

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