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    Analog Descent

    Post by Hazama on Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:24 pm

    Time: 7:45 PM
    Date: 15th November, 2014

    The walk from the Sanctuary... Hazama had been messing around with Kev in there and questioning certain things the alien had done in the past, such as believing that a certain two Judges would actually choose to entertain the very idea of having a "mutual cooperation" type of thing with him. Not that Hazama was going to try and talk him out of it, or anything. Hazama was just merely commenting and making offhand statements about how stupid the entire thing was, if Kev wanted to survive, which he evidently didn't.

    All of a sudden, Kev had offered to come to his home. Hazama had been tempted to skirt around the idea and to do his typical little dance around words in conversation again... but he'd decided against it. He'd decided to instead just agree. Whether or not it surprised Kev, he would genuinely take him all the way down there to the place where Hazama made his base. The airship had been mentioned in an offhand comment by Hazama conversations prior, but as a joke and not a serious thing; when questioned further, he had pleaded ignorance.

    The serpent walked with the alien out past the Samba Heartlands. "Ah, you live around here, right?" He questioned as they walked. He had no intentions of heading there. He had no need to, and it wouldn't benefit him right now. Conversation starting, was all. "I mean, I'd say it's a fairly nice place. All these flowers and the grass and it's all just quite serene, to tell you the truth." Came the comments. For a sociopath, he wasn't small on compliments; it just was difficult to tell whether he meant them or not, half the time.

    The man continued to walk, leading the way but only walking slightly ahead of Kev, more to the right hand side of him than anything.
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    Re: Analog Descent

    Post by Kev on Sat Nov 15, 2014 3:08 pm

    How did this happen. How. Did. This. Happen?! One moment Hazama had been lecturing him about how the Dark Judges were using him, then next he was walking out of the city with Hazama! Somewhere, this had gotten a little out of hand. Kev had gone from attempting to squash suspicions that the Judges could possibly use him for anything to trying to squeeze information out of Hazama about where he lived. He'd had an inkling or two about where he was, but otherwise, he wanted to be sure. He was going to be sure now, oooh yes, but at what cost?! At what cost?!

    To be fair the walk was going pretty fine, nice and swell and...quiet. Kev didn't trust Hazama a singe bit at all though, and being around him outside the city...the alien kept his eyes on him, mostly waiting for him to whip out that terrible chain. He wouldn't outright attack Hazama, but if Hazama attacked first, he'd fight back. Until then...maybe he could find out where Hazama made his home. Nothing else could go wrong, right?

    Hazama wrote:"Ah, you live around here, right?"

    The alien locked up for a moment. How much did Hazama know about where he lived? "Yep! Around here, alone. Nobody else." Wait maybe he shouldn't say he lived alone. "Mostly alone, I do have a...sheep or two." He wasn't showing Hazama where he lived if he could help it. "Oh yeah, its a nice place to live. Peaceful, and quiet. Its why I prefer it to the city. Is where you live peaceful like this too? I mean, you are such a mellow guy, after all. You absolutely must live somewhere peaceful like this."


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    Re: Analog Descent

    Post by Hazama on Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:58 pm

    Well, that was just the way it went when you socialised with people like him. Hazama would agree to things like this, unlike people that actually cared about their bases staying hidden. The serpent was totally open about things, provided you asked. Which was why he invited you and followed through with it~! Hey, maybe you could learn a thing or two in the process. Hazama being Hazama, he wasn't exactly going to let it go in silence for the entirety of the journey there. It'd be boring, in that event.

    Despite suspicions, Hazama made no move to attack Kev. He had no plans whatsoever to attack Kev, and it wouldn't really do him any good in the long run unless he intended on dying. "It doesn't get lonely out here? Ah, sheep. I assume you get to sleep quite easily at night?" A sheep joke was always clever. The serpent took note of the sarcasm Kev was throwing his way and put a hand on his hat as he walked. "You know, it doesn't exactly take a genius to figure out you just want to know where I live because I'm a bad guy." Hazama started, continuing walking despite his line.

    "Methods to madness, you know? Kehehehehe. I'm a bad guy by nature. Say, do you know the way this world works, Kev?" Came an abrupt question. "Data and numbers, and all that shit?" It was a question that had seemingly come from nowhere. "It's pretty important to this world, and all. The stuff that makes you, the stuff that lets everyone even exist." He continued, looking at Kev as he carried on walking. "Would you say it was anything like your old world, or how your old world was in nature?"

    Hazama was curious.
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    Re: Analog Descent

    Post by Kev on Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:59 pm

    Oh yeah, like he was gonna admit to a weakness like loneliness to someone like Hazama. The alien shook his head. "Oh no, no, nope. Never lonely. All I need are those sheep in my shack. My shack made out of wood and trees. Very small shack. Almost not even a shack. More like a stick tent." He certainly, most definitely, did not live in a cottage of any kind. At the joke, the alien gave a half-hearted chuckle. "Ahaha, yeah...I have them hop over a fence, sometimes, if its hard to sleep." Gods, it was hard to make small talk with someone he absolutely hated. Though the alien came to a brief stop at Hazama's blunt statement. So he knew exactly why he wanted to know where he lived? And he was still going to take him there? Something smells fishy in Denmark. The alien resumed his pace however, if Hazama wanted to play this game, he'd play it.

    "And it doesn't take a genius to tell that you haven't learned a single thing. You may act innocent, but I know what you are." Pretense of friendliness was dropped, the alien giving the man a glare that was usually reserved for Daemeon, though Hazama's sudden subject change again caught him off guard. He blinked, head tilted. "Um...yeah? I've been here a while so yeah, I've heard about that." To be perfectly frank, it was really weird. Everyone was data? A part of a system of some kind, and the ISOs referred to them all as 'users'. When they died, they turned into data and reformed after a week. An odd thing to ask, and even odder to ask about Kev's own world. Where was he going with this?

    "No. As far as I know, my world didn't operate like this place does. When you died, you died forever. All that jazz...why? Was your world like this?" This certainly wasn't going how he thought it would.


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    Re: Analog Descent

    Post by Hazama on Sun Nov 30, 2014 4:01 pm

    As Kev spoke, Hazama gave him a troubled look. Was he alright? He appeared to be going on and on like a stereotypical old person, except he seemed to be talking about his house as if it were nothing special. Hazama really didn't give a shit, to be brutally honest. "You okay, there?" He asked, continuing walking as Kev rambled on and on. Kev seemed nervous around him. You should relax~! Naturally, it was easy and natural to be able to relax around Hazama. He was a normal bloke, right?

    "Well, in that context, you treat it as if I'm the one that has shit to learn. Have you ever thought philosophically? It might do you a few favours." Hazama responded, not showing any sign of change at the cold tone that had split apart the discussion. "It made me laugh when I learned. It's like it's a big joke, you know?" The serpent chuckled as he walked. "Numbers? Data? What are we, popular forms of media given extra life at the whims of some person that likes to play God?" It certainly was an amusing thought, correct?

    "You wanted to learn more about me before, and I assume nothing has changed now! But yes, my world was similar... an unnatural world. To talk about death, if a key player were to die, the resident God would rewind time so we could do it over and over and over until everything went perfectly. In that event, it was impossible to die there too, haha!" Hazama kept walking as he went on. "My world was created from the Master Unit: Amaterasu. Inside the Master Unit is a sleeping girl... a sleeping God. They called my world "The Sleeping God's Dream"." The suited man didn't stop for even a second, assuming Kev was still behind him. "How's that for a history lesson, eh? Any questions?"

    Arguably, he was making conversation.
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    Re: Analog Descent

    Post by Kev on Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:19 am

    "Tsk, of course. I'm great. This is the best walk I've had in a while, just because you are involved, Hazama. I'm right as rain." Ugh, he just couldn't seem to find the right tone to address Hazama with. He was either rambley and nervous or irritated and passive aggressive. It was probably because he was intimidated by Hazama and also greatly disliked him. One thing was for sure, and that was that he wasn't going to be relaxing around Hazama any time soon. Not without a tranquilizer or something. The green haired man didn't exactly inspire much confidence or happiness...no matter how cheery he may sound.

    "Because you do have shit to learn." He grumbled before pausing to actually take in what Hazama was saying. "I've got more important things to do than to think philosophically about how we're apparently data and our very life source is feeding a large God named Alpha who hates us." Wanna talk about how their life was a big joke, that was the joke right there. Knock, knock. Who's there? No one, because there is no point to anything. Their life fed a guy who was going to keep on destroying worlds and bringing people here only to take them away again in an unyielding cycle of taking and taking and losing...

    For a moment Kev paused in his walk, eyebrows furrowed as he pondered over his own inner thoughts, which had gotten a bit too...bleak, for his tastes. Thankfully, Hazama presented something of a distraction. "Popular forms of media...? I haven't been involved in any media. As far as I know..." Was Hazama really thinking philosophically, or had he just eaten a bunch of shrooms? The world will never know. Kev hadn't really wanted to know anything about Hazama, but if Hazama was going to spill, he'd listen.

    "Rewind time until it turned out perfectly? So that key player died over and over until it turned out how the God wanted? Did they remember every death?" That was horrible, and Kev's expression did little to hide what he thought of it. Absolutely horrible. So Hazama's world was basically the dream of some sleeping girl inside a Master Unit named... Amaterasu? "Yeah, I have a question. If she's your God, who made her, another God? And if she wakes up, does your world disappear?" He was actually a little interested, now.


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    Re: Analog Descent

    Post by Hazama on Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:55 am

    "I am glad. Wouldn't want to be a blemish on your day, Kev." Hazama responded, his smile almost as big as his heart. D'awwwwwwwwwwwww. Kev seemed to be rather.. jittery. Deciding not to pursue this aspect of the walk further, Hazama instead continued leading them forwards and focusing on the other aspects of the conversation. After all, a discussion about formalities could only hold up for so long, and he usually only referred to it in jest in the first place, which said it all, honestly.

    "By your morals, I have shit to learn, you know? Morals are entirely subjective. Who's to say that in my culture, what I do wasn't considered perfectly normal? It wasn't exactly normal, but it's subjective, you know." The serpent replied. He listened to what Kev had to say, though. "Well, we know that Alpha exists. We know that Alpha exists and that these worlds were created along with the Deities, like X," Hazama continued. "Don't know whether he's actually destroying worlds, though. Unless you do, that is. If you do, do tell, okay? Hehehe. But either way, I think my main problem is with the way it is... coding, and all that shit." They were code, a program. "I was more of a behind-the-scenes guy, honestly. That stunt with the TV station last year was the only time I've ever been on TV! It's nervous stuff! Had a bit of stage fright before I went on." It was a lie, but mundane, everyday things were the bomb, eh?

    "Well, I mean... I don't think so. There were a few instances where they would have flashbacks and would act accordingly - after their moment of confusion, that was - but they were far and few between. I should know, I had to sit through every single damn loop." He'd been glad when it had ended - just for it to slide riiiight into another one, the continuum shift. Them's the breaks, though. "Couldn't tell you. I knew a God that existed in the dream, even! Hades Izanami, the Goddess of Death. A bit too rigid a personality for my tastes, though. Not that my current Observer is any better, haha!" Slating Diablo behind his back! Eat shit, you passive demonic knob.

    "Good question, Kev! I spent my entire time in the damn place trying to get the shitty god to wake up. Let me tell you, some dreamers are deep sleepers, man. You just can't wake 'em! Even now, she's off at the other end of the Boundary slumberin' away. I still want to wake her up, actually. Gotta get her here first, though, you know?" Hazama spoke casually, as you'd expect when you were talking to one of your friends. He was an odd one, though... probably best to pay no heed to his tone.

    What say you, Kev?
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    Re: Analog Descent

    Post by Kev on Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:52 am

    Hazama wrote:"I am glad. Wouldn't want to be a blemish on your day, Kev."

    Too late for that, Hazama. Seeing the green haired man wasn't just a blemish on his day, oh no. Seeing him was like a big, pulsing pimple that seemed to ooze the slightest bit of pus, daring to explode at the slightest touch, on his day, and not just any day, but prom day! Being around him was just the absolute worst, and though Kev may be following his lead, his arms were crossed and he did not exude any sort of happiness or welcoming emotion towards the man. "I'm not really big on morals. If I do something, I don't do it because of morals. I try to do what I feel is right. Morals are..."

    Words from the Past wrote:"Insane? No, I simply have principles."

    The alien's eyes narrowed at the memory. "Morals are dangerous." He had seen what happened when people got self-righteous about their morals, their principles. When they clung to them stubbornly for no reason and hurt those they supposedly loved. Kev saw it happen again and again and again. Like an unwritten law of the universe, things were destined to play out, roll the same way as they always do. Rather than get into a debate with Hazama about how the things he did were hardly subjective, Kev moved on to the rest of what Hazama had to say. "Well, I don't...know know, but that seems like it makes sense, right? Alpha nearly destroyed this place with only a fraction of his strength. Surely he's the one out there, destroying universes and worlds." Coding was the problem? "Why is it such a big problem? I mean, so we're coding, big deal. That's fine. It's just the state of our bodies. As long as our bodies aren't modified beyond that or controlled against our will, I don't mind what we're made of. We could be made of bacon wrapped weenies and I'd be fine with it." It'd be...weird, but as long as he could go about his day, doing what he did, he wouldn't fuss.

    At the confession of stage fright, Kev turned to Hazama with a raised brow and humor in his eyes. "Nooo, you? You got stage fright? But you radiate confidence. How could you possibly have stage fright?" Ah, good. He'd hate to remember dying over and over and over like that. Dying that way had to be a lot more than just 4 times, had to be...hmm, probably 20 times if they were lucky. An unfortunate thing indeed. "You could sit through the loops? So where does that put you? Especially since the key players apparently could not remember the loops." What made him so special that he was unaltered by the loops? Even more confusing, aside from the sleeping God who created the world in her dream, there was a God within the dream, a Goddess of Death. Apparently a stern and rigid woman. "Observer?" The alien questioned, glancing at Hazama yet again. He had one currently, replacing the Goddess of Death? "What is that?"

    Oh, so his question was a good one. The alien sidled up a bit closer to Hazama, only out of interest for the answer he would be given. So Hazama himself had actually been trying to do just that, wake the God up. The more time spent with Hazama, the more he realized the man spoke like a riddle. What was this talk now of a Boundary? And trying to get her here? "Why do you want to wake her up so bad, just curious? And what is a Boundary?" Let loose that silver tongue, Hazama. Speak your riddles.


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    Re: Analog Descent

    Post by Hazama on Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:56 pm

    Oh, Kev with his little jokes! A big purple pimple? Kev was utterly just crazy~! No-one would stop this guy at a party~! Regardless of Kev's serious attitude and evident lack of any kind of positive emotion at all, his conversational partner didn't sway with the smile plastered across his face. Hazama just sort of... listened to Kev. Morals were dangerous, and how the fuck Kev remembered that past sentence would have been beyond the guy. Hazama himself didn't remember saying it!

    "Well... have you ever thought that you might not be the real Kev?" Hazama asked. He tossed this out in response to Kev's assumption that Alpha was the one destroying worlds. "If our worlds could provide power, why just keep one of them, right?" The serpent shrugged, a smile still on his face. "What I'm saying is that maybe we already are like that, against our will." Better keep your hat on, Kev; you were going into possible-conspiracy-theory zone. "Alpha's a big, strong God," The adjectives were pronounced as if being explained to a baby. "if there's one thing Alpha won't want to do? It's lose his power." The serpent continued on with his idea, still talking to Kev. "Why rely on a single system? If you can mess with worlds, why take someone from that world so that there can only be one, right? Why not just... create copies?" Think, Kev. Where had you seen two instances of the same person before? Right here, that's where. Look at Megamind, for example. He'd had two iterations. "Hell, people are brought in and made to go through the suffering and loss of their friends, right? Don't you think that's just a little bit cruel?" Also, if you were to think back, multiple iterations of characters arrived from different points of their timelines. Was Alpha really destroying their worlds? "Well... point is, Alpha rubs me up the wrong way. I want to see his downfall." The best way to do that? Become empowered, destroy the things that were powering him, then take the fight to Alpha himself.

    "I radiate confidence? I'm shocked! I'm actually really timid!" Piling on the horseshit, Hazama continued to play his little game with Kev. Lying was like an art, and he practiced by making the most obvious lies to people that would absolutely understand when lying was happening. Especially when coming from Hazama, of all people. Who else would make such pointless, mundane lies and display them to everyone, including the people that dealt with it? "Anyway, going back... the Judges that're using you are way more small-scale in their ambitions." As for Daemeon, the other resident evildoer that came to mind... who the hell even knew what that guy wanted?

    "Ah, I wouldn't say sit through... I took an active role. Hell, I even nearly got thrown back into the Boundary in a couple of loops, haha!" Making a laugh at something that had made him screech in rage and protest as he fell towards the Cauldron, the serpent continued on. "At the start of the loop, I was always in the same place, though. Nine times out of ten the loop was a boring one, where some idiot would make it to the top of Kagutsuchi, challenge me, and I'd beat the shit out of them. Hell, sometimes multiple people made it! I guess you could call it a party deal." Remembering the time Taokaka and Carl both made it up, and then after he dealt with them Bang showed up, the serpent exhaled. "Didn't stop it being a pain in the ass, though. I guess you could call me a special type of key player in that shitstorm."

    "Oooh, good catch! Hey, want to know what the Goddess of Death wanted? It sounded something like..." He put on a monotone-ish voice, similar to Homura but sounding more content. "I shall bring death to all of the living." This cracked Hazama up, who chuckled a bit. It was the same as the other two bozos, and to top it all off, Hades Izanami couldn't die, either~! "Yeah, an Observer is an entity that watches over particular types of people to keep them in the world. It can depend, you know? I mean, I need an Observer because I'm not technically supposed to be alive - without one, I'd fade!" Take that aaaaall in, Kev. Soak it up. "That Icelands thing? That was just an appeal to my current Observer so that they'd accept my proposal and become said Observer, y'know?" No word Hazama told Kev at all here was a lie, and he knew it. You could tell by how confident he was in his words.

    As for his God... "Well, whatever created her probably doesn't exist anymore... I wanted to wake her up to see what'd happen, and to end the damn time loops that kept repeating everything. They were the worst." Repeating time loops were always a bother. Just ask Miss Misery over there with the purple Soul Gem! "Ah... the Boundary's difficult to explain. It's the conglomerate of timelines from my world, but you don't actually get into a timeline just by jumping in. Hell, if you jump in, I guess you could say... the friction between timelines'll erode your body and your mind, unless you're tough enough. Pleasant, right? Sure as hell is difficult to repel it, that's for sure." Hazama replied.

    This was a more interesting walk than he'd thought.


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    Re: Analog Descent

    Post by Kev on Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:18 pm

    A good thing Hazama didn't remember saying that, because he didn't~! No, those words from the past came from the mouth of a genie turned human, who saw her principles and morals as being more important than her lover. Sure, it started with her sticking up for him, but when told by friends and by her own lover to stand down, she refused. In the end, she took part in a spar where she didn't even try to fight back, wasting her time yelling at the audience for watching and dying, never to return. True love, indeed.

    Hazama wrote:"Well... have you ever thought that you might not be the real Kev?"

    The alien stared at Hazama openly. "Not the real Kev...?" He parroted, the possibility never considered. Because it was a ridiculous possibility! "Of course I'm the real Kev! There's never been any other Kevs!" What was Hazama trying to say, that there were multiple worlds? "Yes, I think there are multiple versions of other worlds. I mean how else are there so many different versions of some people? And then you have people coming here from different time frames and the same world, when the world was destroyed after the first person came here. There are different worlds, and all of those people are real, in their own right." They were more like doppelgangers, he supposed. "But I don't think he created it. The copies or alternate worlds. The universe is a giant, massive thing, Hazama. The idea that there have always been alternative worlds and universes out there? I don't find it too hard to believe. And I don't think our coding was messed with to create any of it. Think of the Gammas as being like the collection of the bits of these alternate worlds left behind after destruction." The idea that there were other Kevs out there was a disturbing one...what if he disappeared one day, and was replaced by another Kev?! A Kev that touched all his things and moved things out of their proper spot, oh the humanity!

    Now Hazama's tone was just getting...annoying. What did he think Kev was, an idiot? 'Deeer, Kev, think about it. Isn't it mean to make people suffer? That's so cruel, deeer!'. "Noooo, I don't think it's cruel at all!" The sarcasm in his voice was palpable. "I'm not exactly singing Alpha's praises either, Hazama, but last time anyone tried to do anything about him...it kinda failed. I mean, he is the God among Gods. You cannot just get rid of the God among Gods. Besides...I wouldn't peg you for a guy to be so...offended by what he does. In my eyes, you're not much better. You don't destroy planets or anything, no, but you like to hurt people. You rub me the wrong way." And as though they were having a wee battle with words, Hazama met his passive aggressive words with some sarcastic ones of his own. Hazama was hardly timid, he always seemed very sure of himself. In control, at all times, when under that smile he was preparing to strike. "They aren't using me." Was Kev's response when the Judges were brought up. Were they using him? Probably, and Kev was 'using' them too. It was more of a beneficial transaction. He wasn't about to tell Hazama that, though. "Small-scale?" Funny, destruction of all life didn't seem all that small.

    Huh, so Hazama was not the observer in those loops. He was actually a part of it, a part of whatever situation was going on. Each loop, he started in the same place, and would wait for the key players to make their way through whatever challenges and obstacles to get to Hazama and challenge him. It was...weird. Sometimes multiple people would come in too? "Yes, I suppose you are very special." Special enough to get to remember these loops. Still... "I suppose it's hard to be stuck in loops like that. Sounds pretty intense." The Goddess of Death wanted, surprise, death. She was similar to the Dark Judges, apparently. Kev chuckled a bit as well, mostly to humor him. Get to the juicy part...ah yes, Observers! So they watched over people in order to keep them in the world. Without his Observer, Hazama would fade from this existence, as he wasn't supposed to be alive. Even more, it seemed that whole thing had all been part of a plan to prove himself to his current Observer so they would take on the job. "I see. And...who is this Observer?" It was worth a shot!

    So the reason Hazama wanted to wake her up was to stop the loops. Kev nodded his head slightly, he could understand that. He'd already admitted to thinking the looping action was terrible, so if Hazama wanted to stop it? He could understand why. As Hazama explained the Boundary, Kev's eyes furrowed until he abruptly turned his head to look at Hazama face on. "Wait. Is the Boundary that thing Ragna was tossed into?" It sounded familiar at least, and it had transported Ragna to the past.


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    Re: Analog Descent

    Post by Hazama on Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:44 pm

    Silly Kev and his misleading quotes that made one think of certain things that may or may not have been said by the character in question because colouring~!

    Eh, it was all conspiracy theory. "Dude, that isn't what I mean." Hazama's sole response was one of indifference, despite Kev's obvious antagonism that practically radiated from his response. "It's all one big conspiracy theory, either way. I have to work on my story sometimes... I have to have something loaded for when people ask me why I do what I do, you know?" Hazama shrugged, his response to the entire multiple worlds theory being to just dismiss it. It wasn't exactly as if Kev had showed any huge signs of getting what he was trying to say, and it wasn't as if it was that big of a deal.

    "Well, I guess you could say I'm going all-in for the sake of all these worlds when I say I want to take down the big cheese. Aren't I kind?" It was Alpha destroying worlds, supposedly, anyway. "If there's one thing I detest, it's the lies that this world is made of. Coding, you can die numerous times, things like that. It just grinds my gears, for the same reason my old world was terrible. Not that we were coding, but we weren't exactly rea."

    "Yeah, smale-scale. They want to kill everything, right? They're content to do that and then sit there." Hazama replied. He didn't elaborate on the issue more than that, though.

    "Being special isn't something I can say I'm too proud of in that regard, though... it did let me get a potshot in at the Master Unit in the end, I suppose." The serpent shrugged. "As for my Observer... I'd tell you if I knew myself." He genuinely had no idea, though he did know the location. Hell, Hazama wouldn't mind shifting Observers, but he'd need a suitable replacement first.

    Ah, the Boundary... "The very same, Kev! I have no idea what it's doing there, but it works in the weirdest ways. What if I were to tell you that, if anyone were to make another Cauldron, it's possible the Black Beast could pop out of it, being the same one you beat back then but arriving there as part of its own chronological journey to the forest?" He wouldn't be lying, but he had considerable doubt that it was going to happen. It wasn't something to rule out completely, though.

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    (Sorry for the length, I'm getting back into the swing of things. ^^')
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    Re: Analog Descent

    Post by Kev on Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:38 pm

    ((Golly Flame, how can you expect anyone to answer with SO SMALL A POST? You ask the IMPOSSIBLE. Nah nah, it's fine~!))

    "Duuude?" Hearing that word come out of Hazama's mouth seemed so...strange. So that wasn't what he meant? "Conspiracy theory...hmm. Well what did you mean then?" Work on his story...kinda sounded like he was pulling all of this from his bruuka, if he had to tweak his story. Or perhaps he just meant his explanation. Though him admitting that he 'needed something loaded' when people asked him why he did things also made it sound like he just said things that would make people react. Kev was still pretty sure he was the only 'him' there was. Even though there had been multiple people, they were never exactly the same. So technically he was the only him that was like this!

    "Kind and selfless. A real hero." Hazama, attempting to take down the 'big cheese' for the sake of the multiple worlds. "How are you gonna go about taking him down? And what do you plan to do after he's gone? For all we know, all of these Gammas will disintegrate with his death, and we'll die. Or be left without anywhere else to go. Our worlds have been destroyed, they're gone for good. Destroying Alpha won't bring them back." He raised a brow even more as Hazama insisted that he hated the 'lies' this place was made of. Coding, dying several times...he hated his world for the same reason, apparently they weren't real...? "Not real? But you're right here. You're real. So am I." How do you even determine 'real'ness anyway?

    "So what do you consider to be large-scale?" Even if they went into sleep or hiatus afterwards, he still considered destroying all life to be pretty big. Was large-scale supposed to be the destruction of everything, then? Hmm...how curious. Hazama didn't really care much about being so special, a potshot to Master Unit aside. Much more interesting was that Hazama didn't seem to know his Observer. "You...don't know your Observer? And you chose them to be your Observer to basically keep you here? And you don't even know them? That's...a lot of trust." Kev was hoping to get some information. Tulsit. The alien rose his brow even more. "You didn't know what it was doing there? I kinda thought you were the one who put it there..." This Cauldron thing sounded so confusing...if they made another one, the Black Beast would pop out of it? Even after being killed?

    "Time travel..." Tsk. So confusing. He looked back to Hazama. "And how would you remake the Cauldron?" Could that be something Hazama was interested in?


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    Re: Analog Descent

    Post by Hazama on Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:54 pm

    (It felt a hell of a lot smaller in the text box, man. XD)




    "I use a range of vocabulary!" Hazama almost pouted. He wore smart uniform/clothing, but he did use colloquialisms from time to time, especially when he was just talking to people, like this. "What I mean by that is that not even this is proven, as you've probably guessed. It's a crackpot theory! I just figured I'd tell you and see if you could throw anything into the works. Like constructive criticism!" Cheerfully responding, Hazama held onto his hat as a gust of wind blew from in front of them. Always in your face, the wind...

    "Such flattery! My heart, dear Kev." Teased Hazama, enjoying himself. "How I'm going to take him down? Nothing's set in stone yet... I suppose you could say I'm looking for the power to do that?" Hazama shrugged, lying through his teeth. He knew how to, he just didn't know how to get ahold of such a power. "Afterward, I'm going to toss everyone back to their universes, I'll destroy mine, and I'll give the power to Relius to recreate my world as he sees fit." Such destructive ambitions! He didn't care about anyone else's worlds, though. "Though... if I died with the Gammas, I wouldn't care." Shrugging, Hazama continued explaining this to Kev for... no particular reason. "While that's true, can you prove our worlds were destroyed? It's what we were told, but it's not necessarily true, you know. Besides, with power like Alpha's, it's not far-fetched to say that he could probably recreate them anyway." It was possible they were just being contained somewhere, instead.

    "Kev, we're algorithms. We may not act like traditional ones, but we're a higher form of algorithm. You went from being real to being an algorithm... but I was never real to begin with, it's as simple as that." He knew Kev was going to ask him what the hell he meant, and/or he was on about, so he immediately went on. "My original world was a dream, Kev. Neither Ragna the Bloodedge, nor myself, ever existed. We're a sleeping God's dream, and when she wakes up? Our dream world would probably burst." The Master Unit Amaterasu...

    "Oh, they just want all life to be destroyed on this Gamma. I want to destroy this Gamma entirely, as well as all the Gammas." Giving him a little smile, Hazama continued walking. "As for my Observer... it's not like I trust them. I have aces up my sleeve, things not even I've explained to them regarding Observers... and as long as I continue to do what I do, I don't think they're going to drop me, anyway." The serpent looked over at Kev as they walked, his next question a rather curious one.

    How would you remake the Cauldron? "Ars Magus, Kev! Even that Icelands Cauldron took months and months to complete, you know. Still, without Ars Magus, you're going to have a tough time reaching the Boundary." He wasn't particularly interested in it at the moment, but you never knew, regarding the future.

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    Re: Analog Descent

    Post by Kev on Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:54 am

    A range of vocabulary. Alright, if you wanna call it that. Seems Hazama was fishing for some constructive criticism. It was just a theory and apparently Hazama wanted to hear Kev's thoughts about it. "Oh. I see." Such a strange man...holding an arm to fend off the wind, Kev's cape flapped along behind him. "Well, thinking critically, I think you're thinking about it in the right way? But your conclusion's weird. For instance, maybe Alpha's doing other stuff to ensure he gets the best power he can get. Until we get to talk to Alpha and get truthful answers, it's all just speculation anyway."

    The scaly alien openly snorted at Hazama's response to his 'flattery'. "Just for you, Hazama. Just for you." As for taking down Alpha, that was still in the works for Hazama. "Good luck." Kev certainly didn't know, and even if he did, he'd rather not tell Hazama. For all he knew, Hazama might just take whatever Kev told him and kill Portal X or something. He wasn't going to be responsible for X's death twice! "Are you going to ask permission first, or what? Because I don't really want to go back to my universe." Kev had changed too much, he'd be an outsider among his own people. He'd rather not even deal with that mess. It'd be easier to just stay here, and if everyone else left? He could easily have Fear just kill him. Problem solved! Assuming Hazama didn't just destroy the Breach as a whole, anyway... "Relius?" And it seems Hazama didn't even mind if he died with the Gammas. "You wouldn't care? Really?" The man could be so...mellow. It was strange. But he knew that mellow attitude could be a mask.

    "Hm...I guess I can't prove it. But you can't disprove it either. It is what we were told, but we were told it by Portal X. Why would he lie about something like that? He's kinda crazy, but he's not malicious..." This was beginning to sound like SIR... "If he did have the power to recreate the worlds he may have destroyed, that'd be something to try to do. Whether people go home or not, the people in those universes could be brought back, worlds returned. That's the right thing to do." Now what was this...al-gor-rithm? The alien gave a side-glance to Hazama, blank and not comprehending. Higher form? Being turned from 'real' to an algorithm? And Hazama was an algorithm all along? The blank look never left Kev's eyes as he slowly turned his head away from Hazama. Hazama went on to explain his own world, Hazama and Ragna didn't really exist. They were figments of a dream inside the head of a sleeping God,and when she woke up, their dream world would burst. "So...are we just figments in a dream?"

    So...while the Judges wished to destroy life, Hazama wanted to destroy the actual plane of existences. Kev arched an eyebrow and glanced at Hazama again. "Why?" Why did he want to destroy all of the Gammas? It definitely put Hazama and the Judges on a different scale. And the Observer...Hazama didn't even trust this person. Sounded like a strange power struggle between himself and his Observer. "If you don't trust them, why did you make them your Observer? No other choice?" Guess the list of people Hazama could trust was mighty low.

    And the key to remaking the Cauldron was Ars Magus. If Kev remembered right, that was the odd...misty thing that burned them like acid? He might have remembered wrong. It was at least related to that. To even build the thing took months. All in all, sounded like this was a venture that would be too long and draining for Hazama at the moment. Especially since he'd already had his fun with the Cauldron and the Boundary. "I see. Interesting."


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    Re: Analog Descent

    Post by Hazama on Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:06 pm

    Strange, or curious~? It could technically be both. Kev brought up perfectly valid points, nonetheless. "Man, I wish I could ask Alpha. Even if he was around, he probably wouldn't want to tell me something so important, though." Hazama continued on for a moment, almost deep in thought. "I suppose it can't be helped right about now. Maybe I'll ask Portal-X." But would he even go to do that~? It was possible, but he could be throwing down red herrings.

    "Alright, alright. I'll perform a survey when I'm at the critical moment! It'll be like voting - you don't respond, you don't get to complain. If you want to stay here, I'll create a sweet little simulation of this place and I'll leave it to run for all eternity, just for you." His voice sickeningly sweet, it was difficult to tell whether he was being serious, or just being Hazama. "Surely I've mentioned Colonel Relius Clover before... he was even higher than me in the NOL!" He raised his eyebrows, his eyes still not opening. "It's been forever since I've seen the old Colonel." It was definitely hard when the world you lived in was so very different from the terms people knew in almost every other world, where there was a lot of overlap because a good portion of that just wasn't there in Hazama's universe, leading to a lot of explaining. That was what happened when your race had to rebuild after being pushed to the verge of extinction, he supposed. "And, of course not. At that point, what have I got to care about if I go, haha?"

    "Well... it's possible Portal-X may have been fed lies by Alpha too, but I don't exactly have anything to back that up." He shrugged. As for the "right thing"... blech. He didn't care. Moving on~!

    "An algorithm, Kev. Similar to lines of coding? Sort-of like programs in ourselves. I say "higher level" because we're here and can still exercise free will, as far as we know." It was possible they couldn't but couldn't tell, but there was no way to prove that. "No, no, no, that was just ol' Rags and I. Emphasis on "was", because we got changed to coding instead. I guess it'd make a good analogy, though, heheh!" Smiling widely at Kev once more, the serpent continued moving at his side.

    "Well, I want to end the charade. Is that so bad?" Came the question that was almost rhetorical with its answer. "I don't think I've ever overly trusted my Observers, even less-so this one. Still, you hit the nail on the head! Bravo, brah-vo." He clapped a couple of times to show Kev had been right, there was just no other choice. It was the way it went sometimes!

    "Hmm... I suppose if you want to know exactly what Ars Magus is, I've heard of other worlds making similar things in my time here... ever heard of Magitek, Kev?"

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