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Comic 1589 - Sim What Now

25th Apr 2018, 12:00 AM
Sim What Now
Average Rating: 5 (14 votes)
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dpallee 25th Apr 2018, 12:01 AM edit delete reply

oooooh, Data Chasers-I was just thinking about this....yah!
Sheela 25th Apr 2018, 7:43 AM edit delete reply

Not only are you thinking about it, but you're visiting it - Even better.

I dunno how long it has been since your last visit, but about the first 100 pages were revamped some time ago, so lots of new stuff to go through. :)
megados 25th Apr 2018, 12:17 AM edit delete reply
Ophelia, get thee to a mirror! No, really! It's fiiiiiiine! It's sterilized! XD

She's really got nothing to complain about, considering, but I suspect it wouldn't have been her first choice. Beggars can't be choosy, I guess.

Thanks Cent, and Rose! Page made my day!
Sheela 25th Apr 2018, 7:42 AM edit delete reply

She got nothing to complain about, true, though the other Cassians may tease her a bit about it. :D

They are not above a bit of dark humor.
megados 25th Apr 2018, 10:32 AM edit delete reply
Too bad Malati isn't here to see this. :(
Sheela 25th Apr 2018, 11:56 AM edit delete reply

She would have had a field day with it, that's for sure. :)
DLKmusic 25th Apr 2018, 3:11 PM edit delete reply

she would have tried to figure out how to re-activate the Ero-Waifo protocols!
mjkj 25th Apr 2018, 12:19 AM edit delete reply

Looking good there, Ophie...

...talking about greens... =P
Sheela 25th Apr 2018, 7:39 AM edit delete reply

Eat your greens. >_<
robnot 25th Apr 2018, 11:01 AM edit delete reply
eww No.. bad puppy .. jus no...
Gilrandir 25th Apr 2018, 12:32 AM edit delete reply
Considering the measurements of her previous chassis, and the current one, Ophelia can probably be forgiven for taking a moment or two to contemplate the center of gravity of the current situation.
Sheela 25th Apr 2018, 7:38 AM edit delete reply

Well, at least they are not ridiculously huge, they are still a manageable size.

Like, she can still walk through a door normally.
She won't have to go through it, one boob at a time.
robnot 25th Apr 2018, 10:59 AM edit delete reply
? shortstack Dasiy ??
Fairportfan 25th Apr 2018, 12:33 AM edit delete reply

DEFINITELY a definite improvement.
Sheela 25th Apr 2018, 7:44 AM edit delete reply

Yeah, fire damage is such a bother to the bio parts !
robnot 25th Apr 2018, 10:52 AM edit delete reply
an the healing then the scaring...the healing is the real Nightmare..
Gilrandir 25th Apr 2018, 12:35 AM edit delete reply
Why is Ophelia using what seems to be a New Troy classification to describe her chassis, when we have been told that Nova Roma does not usually use their nomenclature system?
megados 25th Apr 2018, 12:56 AM edit delete reply
It was explained that New Rome more or less uses what's available. Their androids don't necessarily comply with NTAS, but they're not precluded from compliance. This is likely an NTAS compliant body that Ivy and Jordan acquired. That's what I think is happening, anyway.
Gilrandir 25th Apr 2018, 3:18 AM edit delete reply
I think you misunderstand my query, @megados. I understand that Nova Roma androids may well be housed in New Troy chassis. The point is classification taxonomies. A New Troy cyberbiologist, if asked to describe a chassis in casual conversation would be likely (IMHO) to use their 'standard nomenclature' of {number}{letter} -- unless they chose to identify it with a specific make and model instead.

If Nova Roma has an equivalently powerful, but different, taxonomy for describing chassis in abstract generalized terms (for example {color}{animal}), then I would expect Ophelia to use the vocabulary with which she is (ostensibly) most familiar. So something like "... seems to be a decent Purple Cat", rather than "... seems to be a decent 3F". But she used the New Troy taxonomy instead, and I was curious about whether that was significant in some way.
Romfire 25th Apr 2018, 5:20 AM edit delete reply
I would think the Cassians would know all there is to know about all android models and styles. As a tactical advantage in battle. She also knows she is talking with people who would use and be familiar with that nomenclature.
Sheela 25th Apr 2018, 7:49 AM edit delete reply

Since she is in a NT body, it would be natural to use the NT classification, as "Purple Cat" may not describe the chassis completely.

Kinda like how we describe cars, you wouldn't call a pickup truck for a hatchback. They may both have an engine, seat and a steering wheel, but apart from those shared commonalities, they are really quite different.

So a NT 3F body may differ on many points from a "Purple Cat" chassis, better to use the 3F classification, and be precise about what you're talking about.
Gilrandir 25th Apr 2018, 12:11 PM edit delete reply
I don't agree, @Sheela, but I do see your point. As a parallel, let's assume (for the sake of argument) that New Troy uses Imperial units of measurement, while Nova Roma is metric. You hand Ophelia a rod of steel prominently stamped with a New Troy foundry marking on it and ask her to describe it. Would she be more likely to say "It is about two inches in diameter," because those are the units commonplace in the country of its manufacture? Or would she be more likely to say, "It is about five centimetres in diamater," because those are the units with which she is most comfortable and familiar?

And this is even taking into account the assumption that she knows perfectly well exactly what an "inch" is, and the fact that (since it was manufactured in New Troy) it is probably exactly two inches in diameter (allowing for manufacturing tolerances), but only approximately five centimetres in diameter.

The best reason I can think of for her to be using inches instead of centimetres is if, for some reason, she thinks her audience will better understand the New Troy terminology, but not the Nova Roma terminology. But we have seen no other hints (that I noticed) to suggest that.
Sheela 25th Apr 2018, 12:40 PM edit delete reply

So .. you wouldn't call a spade a spade, and a shovel a shovel ?
You would interchange the two, even though they are clearly different ?

Language be damned, but that is messed up.
Gilrandir 25th Apr 2018, 6:35 PM edit delete reply
And how is "five centimetres" a 'spade', but "two inches" a 'shovel'? I'd say you're just digging yourself in deeper. ^_^ I guess I might as well throw in the trowel.
Sheela 25th Apr 2018, 6:51 PM edit delete reply

He he he he, oh I've been digging allright.

*shoves a Purple Cat into a hole in the backyard*
megados 25th Apr 2018, 9:19 AM edit delete reply
You are right, @Gilrandir, I did misunderstand. The question is why Ophelia is using NT nomenclature. I'm guessing that the NT standard is very pervasive. The MACCS would have to be part of NT standard, so interchangeability requirements are met. She is autodetecting systems, and they have to respond with information as to how they're accessed. From that information, she could easily determine what systems her body has.

For instance, when you plug in your new printer into the USB port, the computer reads it's response to query, and it comes up with a dialog box telling you that you have connected a so-and-so printer, and asks what you want to do with it, even if the printer wasn't made by your computer's manufacturer. If you go into device properties, you can look at the type of mouse you have, etc. I would assume that the MACCS would have more sophistication than that, so I'm not surprised that she knows exactly what hardware she has.

Also, I have to agree with Romfire, in that they probably have a lot of intel on what NT is doing.

About all she doesn't know at this point, would be what she looks like.
Ebonbolt 25th Apr 2018, 6:52 PM edit delete reply

I would guess that she's describing a specific set of specifications, which apply to a NT model (which we are, I think, assuming this is), but not necessarily to the equivalent (if there even is one) NR model. She's using a term that has a specific level of precision, one that doesn't say more or less than she means, nor imply things that she doesn't intend.
HiFranc 25th Apr 2018, 5:58 PM edit delete reply

Given how Noctis reacted, New Rome are interested in New Troy models:
Haegan2005 25th Apr 2018, 1:46 AM edit delete reply

Sterilized. The implication here is that it needed to be sterilized. '

Sheela 25th Apr 2018, 7:55 AM edit delete reply

The fact that they sterilized it, isn't proof that it needed it, though it heavily suggests it - Like a hint with a two by four.

As for the "ewh" part, I dunno man - We know that Ada has a sexual relationship going on, and nobody is going "ewh" about her - Why the double standard ?
megados 25th Apr 2018, 9:34 AM edit delete reply
I don't think it's so much 'ewh' for having sex, as it is 'ewh' for she/we don't know where it's been. :D
Thomas 25th Apr 2018, 10:31 AM edit delete reply
Well that's why they sterilized it. Not because they had to but because they didn't know they didn't. XD
Guest 25th Apr 2018, 4:08 PM edit delete reply
Think of it this way: It's the same way people like making out with their significant other, but would be disgusted if some random person spit in their food or drink.

Ada chose to be in an intimate relationship, and has a full recollection of what she's chosen to do with her body and with whom.

None of that applies to Ophelia, or even the previous occupant of her chassis ("Ero-Waifu Sim" does not sound like the standard, free-willed android programming).
HiFranc 25th Apr 2018, 5:41 PM edit delete reply

I think that there is a difference. Ada is on a committed relationship whereas that body was made in the expectation that whoever occupied it would have to have sex with fans of the show. It even has a program to so that the occupant can do erotic stuff in character.

To use references from our times, it’s like being permanently stuck playing Seven of Nine, Counsellor Troi, Mystique, Lara Croft, etc and spending your life fulfilling the erotic fantasies of fans.
Sheela 25th Apr 2018, 6:53 PM edit delete reply

You mean like the difference between your girlfriend and a prostitute?
Johninaustin 25th Apr 2018, 2:50 AM edit delete reply
Will the wife kill me if I Google Ero-Waifu?
DLKmusic 25th Apr 2018, 3:25 AM edit delete reply

LOL, probably!
Sheela 25th Apr 2018, 7:53 AM edit delete reply

You will most likely find a bunch of ecchi and straight down hentai stuff.

Don't do it !
Just_IDD 25th Apr 2018, 8:26 AM edit delete reply
Don't do it from work. I'm joking, you can probably look up the definition at work. You wouldn't want to look for examples.
Morituri 25th Apr 2018, 3:26 PM edit delete reply
Your wife? Depends on what she's into, whether you attempt to evade her notice or deceive her about it (unsuccessfully, lest that require clarification), and whether she's given the opportunity to participate.

It would be definitely bad form in some relationships. And worth a bunch of teasing in most others.
Bullwinkle 25th Apr 2018, 7:18 AM edit delete reply
Cent com and Ophelia now have something in common.
They both use sex doll bodies
Sheela 25th Apr 2018, 7:59 AM edit delete reply

Ooohhh .... imagine them meeting ?
That would be awkward. XD
megados 25th Apr 2018, 9:04 AM edit delete reply
"That would be awkward."

Or . . . . not? XD
velvetsanity 25th Apr 2018, 9:17 AM edit delete reply

No, imagine if Tokyo Rose walked in on them meeting :D
robnot 25th Apr 2018, 10:57 AM edit delete reply
"Walked in" ... now that wood be a trick..
Sheela 25th Apr 2018, 11:59 AM edit delete reply

More like she would teabag her way in.
This is after all Rose we're talking about. XD
chk 25th Apr 2018, 10:58 AM edit delete reply

Welp, I missed. I thought it was going to be the WIP posted on Patreon last week. That would have been totally embarrassing.
Oldarmourer 25th Apr 2018, 1:02 PM edit delete reply
At least she kept the green eyes, that should make her appear more familiar when she looks in the mirror and ease the transition ;)
Romfire 25th Apr 2018, 4:50 PM edit delete reply
The tech page stops at 3E so I am assuming the 3F is even closer to human. I would think she has a much more complete tactile sensory package in this body. She could think of this situation as kind of a vacation from her usual self and live "Life" a little. All work and no play makes Ophelia a dull girl. Plus if I remember correctly, the 3 series is not bad in combat situations. Wasn't Dolly an upgraded 3?
KarToon12 25th Apr 2018, 7:40 PM edit delete reply

You can't go wrong with green hair. :)
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