So, I’m probably going to be posting more.
Some short stories, some bigger projects. Just shouldn’t be afraid to post on my own blog about stuff that effects me, or stuff that I like.
We’re making a Fallout: Equestria game! That plays like a Fallout game! And I make stuff that I can’t share because of the NDA!
I’m also making a post-apoc RP system called The Last Oasis!
The rest of the rules are WIP, and I’m currently doing alpha testing with some friends!
I will probably post when the rules are updated significantly!
Alright. Time to get over my nerves and post some shit.
Q: Whatcha been up to these past few months?
A: Fretting over stuff I want to share, but am afraid to BECAUSE ITS NOT PONY ENOUGH.
Ax2: Screw that! This is my blog and I’ll post what I am goddamn doing!
Pfffft, lemme explain…
(Warning, sob story. Going to say what I’ve been actually doing in a different post.)
The interesting thing about Glados/HAL 9000 parallels is that
Hal was conceived at a time when artificial intelligence was more of a fictional construct than a practical possibility. Hal is introduced as humanlike because the audience is familiar with and comfortable with humans, but they aren’t familiar with or comfortable with living computers. It’s when he starts acting robotic and calculated that the audience realizes “oh no, he’s a computer” and he becomes threatening.
By the time Glados was conceived, we had become used to computer automated systems. Synthetic voices offering us information is something we encounter in daily life. Glados is introduced as a computerized preprogrammed voice because that’s what the audience is familiar and comfortable with. It’s when she starts acting human and emotional that the audience realizes “oh no, she’s alive” and she becomes threatening.