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winduko

I found a freaky coincidence in Chapter 6. o.o

Spoilers for both my story and Pent's story:
[spoiler]2k-tan/Mac OS9-tan was/is/will be canon in my story as well. It doesn't start off that way, as both feel at the beginning that such a relationship would be very dangerous (and they both are very aware, Sonata's twin brother and 2k's best friend were the ones involved after all), but as a show of character development, they do enter a relationship. It helps that Homeko is the annoying sidekick to 2k that she is in my story, however.[/spoiler]

Penti-chan

Nice :3
I intend to write a prequel story, which details the time the two were together, but I haven't gotten around to it -w-;

winduko

I'd love to read it when you do get around to it. It's nice to see someone who ships a same pairing. xD

Bella

Quote from: winduko on May 03, 2014, 06:50:04 pm
Meanwhile, while they might not be what we consider Homo Sapiens, in their universe, they're definitely considered to be human, alongside the other humans of that world. Computer-tans are some of the most powerful humans, with the OS-tans at the very top, pretty much all humans have magic. ......


Interesting. In my story universe (and Stew's - insofar as I can tell) humans are pretty much normal. In fact, our timeline of events seems about the same as that of the real world; the only difference is the inclusion of personified computers. Nej's seems to run in the same vein, although - if memory serves right - there are indeed a few humans who can manipulate OS-tan type magic. Although they're supposed to be vanishingly rare, highly skilled and by no means the norm (think, like, top-level computer hackers).

Although I've touched on the nature of computer-tans in my stories, for the most part I favor Stew's interpretation; that computer-tans simply are, an organic part of the story universe as much as electronic computers are in ours. I would go as far as suggesting that computer-tans have existed in my story universe as long as computers have existed - even in ancient times.

I'm not sure if this holds up in Stew's or Nej's storylines, but I do believe the other major difference in my story universe - besides the simple existence of computer-tans - is probably a greater level of equality, both among human beings and between humans and computer-tans. It just seems natural that any society that would except the "personhood" of non-human entities would be much more advanced in terms of equal rights for human beings (women's rights, minority rights, gay rights, etc.) That said, there are quite a few cases of OS-tans being more-or-less "owned" by their companies (early Unix-tan and Multics-tan jump to mind) so I'm not sure if this was consistently true.

winduko

Quote from: Bella on May 04, 2014, 01:09:31 pm
Interesting. In my story universe (and Stew's - insofar as I can tell) humans are pretty much normal. In fact, our timeline of events seems about the same as that of the real world; the only difference is the inclusion of personified computers. Nej's seems to run in the same vein, although - if memory serves right - there are indeed a few humans who can manipulate OS-tan type magic. Although they're supposed to be vanishingly rare, highly skilled and by no means the norm (think, like, top-level computer hackers).


Very interesting. There's a sort-of analogue to what you say in my universe known as sliders, who are the most magically inclined humans for unknown reasons. Sort-of because there are computer-tans that are sliders (they only make up 20-25% of all sliders, however), so it truly doesn't correspond with top-level computer hackers. There's only about 5 living OS-tans (to be precise, 4 -tans and 1 -kun) that are sliders in the time period that the story is in.

Quote from: Bella on May 04, 2014, 01:09:31 pm
Although I've touched on the nature of computer-tans in my stories, for the most part I favor Stew's interpretation; that computer-tans simply are, an organic part of the story universe as much as electronic computers are in ours. I would go as far as suggesting that computer-tans have existed in my story universe as long as computers have existed - even in ancient times.


Not fully related, but I had no idea computers dated that far back. That's really cool. And now I have the name of the being that gave magic to humans in the first place. :D

Quote from: Bella on May 04, 2014, 01:09:31 pm
I'm not sure if this holds up in Stew's or Nej's storylines, but I do believe the other major difference in my story universe - besides the simple existence of computer-tans - is probably a greater level of equality, both among human beings and between humans and computer-tans. It just seems natural that any society that would except the "personhood" of non-human entities would be much more advanced in terms of equal rights for human beings (women's rights, minority rights, gay rights, etc.) That said, there are quite a few cases of OS-tans being more-or-less "owned" by their companies (early Unix-tan and Multics-tan jump to mind) so I'm not sure if this was consistently true.


In my story, it is both the case and not the case. Sexism, homophobia, transphobia and the like only exist in double-digit numbers at the most. However, ableism, while greatly diminished since recent events, isn't uncommon, and racism is very common. Racism means something different though. It means discriminating against persons of other factions, and in spite of their great numbers of named (and therefore somewhat semi-relevant) characters, the Linuces are the ones who get the brunt of it, as they get it from the more powerful Windows and Mac factions.

Chocofreak13

oh yeah, this is why i stopped commenting in the theory threads.

i should work on the os-tan comiket at some point. and i should post those pics of Cairo-tan i found (and drew).

@kodomo: that whole "pizza don's the gun away from her is a canon image.

winduko

Quote from: Chocofreak13 on May 04, 2014, 05:02:00 pm
@kodomo: that whole "pizza don's the gun away from her is a canon image.


That was where I got the idea from, to be honest.

Chocofreak13


winduko

It's even one of first things I liked so much that I decided that it belonged in my personal canon. And certainly among the oldest.

Penti-chan

You know, although my main story at the moment (Director Who: End of the Millennium) is dark in tone, the rest of the series is actually pretty lighthearted; taking inspiration from Aurora's "ZerOSanity" comic -w-

winduko

My story, something that I don't have a title for yet, can vary. It's really dark at the beginning, but after that it varies, as a few characters (most notably Homeko) are comedic.

Chocofreak13

Mine's the OS-tan Comiket. And that one porno crossover.

Penti-chan

My series as a whole is called Director Who; a not-so-subtle nod to Doctor Who, which originally just focused on Rodney "The Director" McIntosh, but 2k-tan gets equal spotlight these days

winduko

I forgot that I came up with a (working) title. Hours ago. And another working title as I worked out what the series would become. Days ago.

The first working title is TroubleOS, as I wanted to make a comic that deconstructs OS-tan as a whole, and I needed a copied title based on Troubled Windows to work as the title. But then it became the shonen thing that I'm calling...

Slider#2000. The explanation for the title is that 2k-tan is one of the few OS-tans that's a slider. I came up with the earliest concept of slider (though not the name, as it wasn't anything special yet) after playing some Nijikaku, where she seems to have a shock attack amongst other lightning-based abilities, and so I decided "why not" and have it be her primary ability. Later, after reading something about sliders being humans that apparently have electric abilities, I decided to make it something fairly unique.

stewartsage

I prefer to keep things crushingly depressing rather then dark.  That applies across the board really, but especially to SAGE's slow slog to wherever it is she's going.

(It's OS-tan hell, complete with OS-tan Devil musical number)