Started by Aurora Borealis, May 07, 2011, 01:19:00 pm
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Quote from: Aurora Borealis on March 10, 2012, 04:55:17 pmI don't know, sometime ago C-Chan said that the Binteeji Renmei was founded on one of Apple II-tan's apple orchards. Then again, I still don't know how to feel about OS-tan stories taking place in the real world, though personally I follow a middle-ground theory of OS-tans being able to live in both the real world and cyberspace. *shrugs* Anyways, I haven't given much thought to where the BR would be located.
Quote from: Aurora Borealis on March 10, 2012, 04:55:17 pmHmm... All OS-tans have innate magical abilities, right?
Quote from: Aurora Borealis on March 10, 2012, 04:55:17 pmAnd does your conjecture apply to characters who were created/born with animal features, like the OSX-tans, Plan 9-tan, etc.? If so, do you think all these animal-featured characters would use different, specialized forms of magic related to their features? Now I can't help but think of them being like the animal youkai from Touhou with powers and attacks related to their features! I would see these characters as being specialized by design, being born with a specific style of magic.
Quote from: Aurora Borealis on March 10, 2012, 04:55:17 pmOn the other hand, those OS-tancharacters who don't have animal features tend to have a more generalized and not as powerful style of magic by default, but may specialize if they dedicate themselves to it- Using the Touhou comparison again, Marisa and Alice would be good examples, being (or have been, in Alice's case) human magicians who became as powerful as they did through vast amounts of training and research; Alice specializes in doll magic, Marisa specializes in huge freakin' lasers! So as I see it, animal-featured and non animal-featured OS-tans would all have magic capabilities, but there'd be at least two different styles of magic and different schools of thought about how it should work.
Quote from: Aurora Borealis on March 10, 2012, 10:39:52 pmExcellent! That's what I was thinking too! So it's like this -- both classes both have a capacity for magic and magical abilities, but: animal-featured: specific abilities usually innate or granted, more specialized by default, easier to invoke, can be used subconsciously (I like the reasoning for that! )non animal featured: specific abilities generally acquired through training and focusing their magic capacity, usually harder to invoke and is done consciously (but is almost automatic in the extremely skilled).
Quote from: Aurora Borealis on March 10, 2012, 10:39:52 pmI'd like to collaborate on a list of characters and their magical abilities, but before I do that, I'd like to ask about characters who may have gained their abilities through cybernetics, and how, or if they fit into this. I don't know if there are others, but I know for sure there's Mac System 6-tan, A/UX-tan, Dex OS-tan, C-One-tan, and I could have sworn that there was an ancient mainframe-tan that also had cybernetics; if so, I can't remember her name. Since these characters got their cybernetics, (and presumably their abilities as a consequence) for different reasons, I may have to elaborate on a case-by-case basis.