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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:52 pm    Post subject: 554. Apart of the action Reply with quote

These elves are very impressive, they can even speak in different fonts.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:09 pm    Post subject: Re: 554. Apart of the action Reply with quote

Cthulhu wrote:
These elves are very impressive, they can even speak in different fonts.
It's actually the same font, but in caps What is the Matrix?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two idiots left guarding Nitrine

Even money she'll be free in half an hour.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's good that there will be a Nitrine that won't be hunted down and killed.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And we're back into the "Heaven only knows which Nitrine is the real one" mess.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's stopping her from simply summoning another couple bazillion goblin distractions?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chrilith wrote:
What's stopping her from simply summoning another couple bazillion goblin distractions?
Several things! Smile

For one thing, creating duplicates requires a certain amount of time and concentration, that may not be as easily attainable when being actively watched by hostiles. It is a 15-step process, after all. If they think she might be doing something, they might just smack her and interrupt it.

Also, whether the fingers-on-temples pose is required is unknown, but she always uses it.

Thirdly, whenever she creates a duplicate, it's always in the exact same situation she's in. Same clothes, accessories, etc. just positioned a bit to the side so they're not occupying the same space. She's even inadvertently created chairs and backpacks this way. Would she create another Tares in this particular case? ... good thing she can't concentrate, so we'll never have to find out.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Random Wanderer wrote:
And we're back into the "Heaven only knows which Nitrine is the real one" mess.


If each Nitrine is identical to the original in all ways, then it doesn't matter which is the original. So long as one survives, Nitrine lives.

I'd be interested in knowing how this affects her memories, once Nitrine cancels a duplicate. Does Nitrine get their memories and experiences? If so, shades of Glasshouse by Charles Stross.

Of course, I could just be overthinking this. (That link goes to Oglaf, an often-NSFW webcomic. That comic in particular is SFW.)
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