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Bella

Quote from: Aurora Borealis on October 02, 2011, 04:46:00 pm
Sounds good, and it if so, it's nice that SAGE didn't toss out Multics, after Multics never lived up to her usefulness (as perceived by one of SAGE's original intentions) as Unix's assassin.

Wasn't CTSS-tan also brought back from the dead since CTSS became open-sourced? I asked that question before, but we never got to a consensus about that, but I bet that if she was brought back, it was SAGE that did that!


If you believe that theory, you have to assume that Multics is one of a few people in the entire world that SAGE has strong feelings of affection for... so her sending Multics to the BR just so she'd be safe and have a nice life makes sense. 

CTSS-tan isn't, er, "canonically" alive, but she could be (since CTSS has been both open-sourced and can be used in emulators). If you believe CTSS is alive, it wouldn't be a stretch of the imagination to think SAGE did that - she is her sister after all, and it seems like SAGE always felt guilty about not spending time with her before she died back in '73.

Aurora Borealis

Should I add that in CTSS's article as an alternate interpretation?

Bella

Quote from: Aurora Borealis on October 02, 2011, 04:54:58 pm
Should I add that in CTSS's article as an alternate interpretation?


Go for it. 8)

Bella

Have I mentioned lately that I'm undertaking a project to trope ALL my written (and some drawn) works? I'm mostly focusing on OS-tans stuff for the time being, since the OS-tan universe of my stories is probably more fleshed out than my OC universe. :/

The question is, where am I going to post this list? It's already up to, like, five pages. ^^;

stewartsage

Why not post it in the thread made for that very purpose?

Bella

Quote from: stewartsage on October 16, 2011, 09:40:42 pm
Why not post it in the thread made for that very purpose?


But dude! It's like six pages long!

I suppose I could break it up into sections....

NejinOniwa

More pages = Better. POAST.
YOU COULD HAVE PREVENTED THIS

Bella

Most of these will focus on my written works, but some involve drawings as well. Not all of the characters/concepts here are mine, but all have been included in writings or drawings that I've done.

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Examples of tropes appearing in Bella's works, A - C:

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AdvancedAncientAcropolis
Leopard is under the impression that Eastern Massachusetts is home to several of these. Notably the old MIT computer culture - where she finds advanced tech, large population and equality with humans, which makes it all the more troubling that she's never heard of them before and that they didn't survive into the modern day.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ArtEvolution
Compare the beginnings and ends of the DEC Comic and Linux's Comic, as well as her earlier and later written works

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ArtificialHuman
Computer-tans. They are biological beings who were created by humans to perform what amounts to magic (or more accurately, manipulating something called Code, which is sort of like materialized information that's only palpable to computers. We think.) There's the odd mechanical OS/computer-tan out there, but most are flesh and blood creatures.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Asexuality
OpenVMS' asexuality has been confirmed in two separate character interviews.
-ITS, CTSS, DTSS and Harvard Mark I among others are presented as such

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AstralCheckerboardDecor
Whirlwind's attire in Journey of One Mile.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BadassLongcoat
OpenVMS wears one.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Bifauxnen
Leopard can't figure out ITS-tan's gender until she speaks.
-Somewhat averted in Linux's Comic, where ITS is depicted with longer hair and more feminine features.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BigBeautifulMan
Selectric and Fastrand, full stop.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BigBeautifulWoman
MCP, RSTS

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BladeOnAStick
Linux-tan carries a spear in the comic (later, a halberd)

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BringHimToMe
Unix orders BSD and Solaris to capture and deliver Linux to her. Leads to moments of Foe Yay.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ButchLesbian
Slackware-tan is implied to be one.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ButYourWingsAreBeautiful
Linux tells Unix something to this effect in the last part of Unix-tan Fanfic

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CampGay
CANDE-kun. Not so much in personality but in style of dress.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CargoShip
ITS and her motorcycle

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheCasanova
At least that's how Emacs-kun is perceived by the fandom. And himself, in one OS-tan Interview.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CasanovaWannabe
RED-kun

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CastFullOfGay
More accurately, Cast full of pansexual, asexual, bi, lesbian, gay and fuck-the-police-I-do-what-I-want-sexual, with a few entirely hetero characters.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheChosenOne
Unix is convinced that Linux-tan is the only person who can save Unixkind.
-Leopard is certified as a pureblood Unix and later hired by Unix-sama to perform inter-temporal reconnaissance .

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CreationMyth
Something to do with a race of giant mainframes possessing godly powers. So intimidated were their human creators, that they killed most of them off. It's only partially true - they weren't giants and they weren't killed off.
-The IBM-tans seem to view GMOS-tan as their god and creator.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CuddleBug
PDP-1 scares Leopard on the train with her lack of regard for personal space.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CultureChopSuey
The entire OS-tanverse. It's set in a parallel "real world" with all the nations, governments, cultural conventions and history we know and love, but this time, there are anthropomorphic computers. (And typewriters, occasionally.) These guys have their own societies, geographically a part of - yet socially separated from - the nations they reside in, yet they often interact with the "real world" and reflect the regional culture. Their native cultures tend to be extremely unique and anachronistic, the technology advanced, and the fashion dated, and oh yeah, despite the characters and settings being overwhelmingly Western, Japanese honorifics are often used.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CurtainsMatchTheWindow
Leopard has natural blue hair, and natural blue eyes.
-Linux has purple eyes and purple hair.
-Selectric has grey hair and eyes, though the his eye color changes often enough to make his inclusion here debatable.

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NejinOniwa

SOME were killed off. Our dear COLOSSUS for example...and she WAS a giant with extreme powers.

*GASP*
YOU COULD HAVE PREVENTED THIS

Bella

Well yes, Colossus... she's even mentioned at the beginning of Leopard's Story as being evidence that a race of giants may have existed. It was really only her (as far as we know...)

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Examples of tropes appearing in Bella's works, D - M:

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DeadLittleSister
Played straight with SpringOS and Solaris-tan in Linux's Comic

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/EveryScarHasAStory
Inverted(?) in Far From Home, when VMS-tan doesn't want to explain the origin of one of her (many) dueling scars to Whistler.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/FantasticRacism
The DECs toward Unices in DEC Comic, Unices toward Unix-likes in Linux's Comic, the IBMs toward everyone else in Leopard's Story.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/FieryRedhead
Solaris-tan
-Apple ///, albeit of the auburn variety

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/FoeYay
-The meeting of Unix and Linux toward the end of Linux's Comic has undertones of this.
-Unix jumping, pinning and sorta-straddling VMS in DEC Comic.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HandicappedBadass
Unix-tan is all but wheelchair-bound, but she's essentially as capable as she was when she still had full use of her legs. (And by capable I mean badass.)

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HellishPupils
Unix has reflective, neon-blue Bell System logos implanted over her pupils.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HistoricalDomainCharacter
Famous people from the computer industry show up from time to time. Ken Olsen, Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie and Bill Joy have shown up and Linus Torvalds has been mentioned (not by name) as Linux's dad.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HotChickWithASword
OpenVMS-tan.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HotSkittyOnWailordAction
How SAGE's and Fastrand's relationship is made out as being... one is around 5'4'' and lightly built, the other is at least 6'6'' and a couple hundred pounds heavier.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HoYay
Unix and Linux in Unix-tan Fanfic and a certain Character Interview. Nothing was explicitly stated.... but you know something's going on...
-Averted with SAGE and Apple /// in Thanks for the Memories, which skips all subtext and moves fairly quickly into Yuri Country.
-Averted with Plan 9-tan and Slackware. There's absolutely no subtext there.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ImaginedInnuendo
CP/CMS's reaction to Selectric telling her about his evening with Leopard.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ImpossiblyTackyClothes
RSTS and RT-11 in Far From Home. And possibly young VMS-tan too, depending on how reliable her retelling of the story was.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/IntergenerationalFriendship
Leopard and Selectric. While they were born more than 40 years apart, Leopard meets Selectric in the past so their ages really aren't that dissimilar. They still hail from different generations in time.
-The above comments would apply to any of Leopard's friendships with people from the past.
-Unix is over twenty years older than Linux. However, Linux appears physically older than Unix, so most casual observers would think it went the OTHER way.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/InterspeciesFriendship
Happens throughout her OS-tan universe, where OSes, hardwares, softwares and other technological machinery as well as humans interact with each other.
-Leopard and Selectric-kun in Leopard's Story

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/InterspeciesRomance
What interspecies friendships sometimes lead to...

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Kuudere
OpenVMS, Type 2 to be exact. She comes off as emotionless and aloof, but her personality isn't nearly as intimidating as her appearance once one gets to know her.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LikeBrotherAndSister
Multics suggests her relationship with H-6180-kun is like this in one Character Interview

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheLinus
PDP-1-tan. In Leopard's Story she's depicted as traveling by herself and being competent enough to care for Whirlwind, yet she's remarkably child-like and innocent in her behavior and world view.
-How Windows 2.0-tan was depicted in Linux's Comic.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LipstickLesbian
Rare is the stereotypically androgynous lesbian (or woman-who-likes-women in the case of all those bi, pan, etc. characters).

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LittleBitBeastly
Happens throughout the OS-tanverse. Leopard-tan has leopard ears and a tail, Unix-tan has owl ears (and wings, though they're usually hidden), Multics has wings, Minix has raccoon features and Plan 9-tan has lop rabbit ears.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LonelyAtTheTop
VMS-tan mentions having made enemies on her way to the top of the DEC hierarchy.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ManipulativeBastard
GECOS-tan. Knowing that she couldn't directly hurt her competitor/stepsister Multics, she was able to machinate Unix-tan - Multics' daughter - into attacking Multics on her behalf. Despite being intellectually and magically inferior to Multics, she was able to manipulate her way into a position of higher standing, and eventually outlive her.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MayDecemberRomance
SAGE and Apple /// have about 30 years of difference in age.
-Unix and Linux

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MentalTimeTravel
Leopard transports young Linux-tan's mind from 1994 to her circa-2004 body, causing her to experience http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/OvernightAgeUp

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MildlyMilitary
The DEC Military, as explained by VMS. They have a loose hierarchical structure, lax regulations and were based in a decaying fabric mill. 

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MindRape
Solaris accidentally unleashes this on Linux and herself (BSD narrowly avoids it).

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MismatchedEyes
SAGE-tan has sectoral heterochromia that leave her eyes a mix of yellow and blue. This horrifies Leopard.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MotherNatureFatherScience
Inverted in Leopard's Story - Leopard is a physicist (at least physics student) and Selectric is a clerical worker. Later it's UN-inverted when Selectric passes Leopard off as his secretary
-Averted with Whirlwind, who's an engineer
-Also with Harvard Mark I, who's a mathematician

NejinOniwa

QuoteLeopard transports young Linux-tan's mind from 1994 to her circa-2004 body, causing her to experience http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/OvernightAgeUp

WAIT WHEN WHY HAVE I NOT READ THIS.

And yeah, the whole Linus = Linux' dad thing is kinda obvious canon, IMO. In MR, he IS mentioned by name - and a few others are namedropped as well, including RMS...
YOU COULD HAVE PREVENTED THIS

stewartsage

That's a good question, why haven't you read that Nej?  It's on Bells' DA profile.  Still unfinished I think.

NejinOniwa

YOU COULD HAVE PREVENTED THIS

Bella

Quote from: NejinOniwa on October 18, 2011, 03:50:03 pm
QuoteLeopard transports young Linux-tan's mind from 1994 to her circa-2004 body, causing her to experience http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/OvernightAgeUp

WAIT WHEN WHY HAVE I NOT READ THIS.


http://bellacielo.deviantart.com/gallery/8017662

It's Linux's Comic chapter 3.

NejinOniwa

YOU COULD HAVE PREVENTED THIS