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[NEW] email from Beth [Nov 15]
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JamesBenjamin
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[NEW] email from Beth [Nov 15]

Hello!

I am writing to you from a wonderfully wet Washington state. Once again my
interest in the paranormal has led me to discover the great outdoors. Had I
written this last night, you would have heard a miserable tale. I was convinced
that I had made a terrible mistake that sent me into a frozen wilderness on a
wild goose chase. Today, however, things are much better. I have found what I
was searching for.

As many of you know, I have been in contact with someone, or something, for the
past two weeks. At first I was convinced that he was, at best, a hoax. My worst
fear that he was a stalker, perhaps even one of you. I was terribly upset by all
of it and didnít know what to do about it. After several meetings, I came to
realize that he meant me no harm and, in fact, needed my help. Then a terrible
incident occurred last week. I was not present and I am safe. However, he felt
that his presence could endanger me and so he left. I felt that he still needed
my help and I assumed that he would be where we first met. I came up here as
soon as I could, bringing Laika along to protect me (ok, to keep me company).
Sure enough, we have met up and he still needs my help and I need yours.

I donít know if I know how to help him. He claims that heís not human. And
oddly, I believe him. All evidence points to him being an AI or a robot of some
sort. Yet, as we all know, technology is not that advanced. This is way beyond
anything that Iíve seen in our labs and is almost frightening in how real it is.
He believes that he has a function that he is not in control of. However we
donít know what that function is or how to gain control of it. I know that I
should call some of the AI guys at work, they would love to get their hands on
him. Yet, heís not just a machine to be taken apart. I just canít do that to him
and, frankly, I donít think heíd let me do that to him. Have I lost my
intellectual curiosity? I donít think so. I just know that I can learn more if
we donít go that route.

Would I be the hero at work if I brought in some rival companyís lost AI?
Absolutely. But would I be doing the right thing? I donít think so.
Unfortunately, Iím at a loss of how to help him repair himself. If you have any
ideas on tests that we could run, let me know. Iíve put a log of everything
thatís happened up on my site, check it out. If it gives you any ideas IM me,
Iíll have my various messengers up.

Thanks!
Beth



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so now she KNOWS he's AI, and she knows he's "not of this earth" if you will...

PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2003 6:45 pm
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King Mob
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So, Beth was oblivious to the true nature of Labyrinth then, and its Minotaur?
And are we in agreement that something has been done to Laika? Or will be, based on Katgirl's notes?
Anyone want to IM her, give the URL to unfiction?
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joebrent
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This is the first instance of a character actually asking for people to contact them. Any ideas what to say?

Let's not bombard her with stuff. Someone come up with a good email and then let's send that one and see what she says.

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Omnie
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Stupid question - where is this log of everything that's happened that she put up on her site? Is she just referring to what's in Current Research, the summaries of the three anomalies that relate to AI dude? Because, if that's all she's put up, then her list would be missing vital info about the conversations that she's had with the AI dude and all that stuff that's been up on her metadex. Am I missing something really obvious? Probably.

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Diandra
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Beth's log

http://www.little-boxes.net/log.html is Beth's log

Dia
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2003 7:15 pm
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bakntime
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King Mob wrote:
So, Beth was oblivious to the true nature of Labyrinth then, and its Minotaur?


I think all of our info on Minotaur/Labyrinth is speculation at this point. We don't know anything for sure.

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And are we in agreement that something has been done to Laika? Or will be, based on Katgirl's notes?


Not really. It's a possiblilty, but there's no "official" evidence that something has been done. There's certainly the chance that Laika has been "programmed" to "spy" on Beth, but again, no "official" confirmation of that.

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Anyone want to IM her, give the URL to unfiction?


I'm pretty sure that Unforum isn't a good place to direct in game characters. You can only "merge" in-game and out-of-game so much before the game would break down.

I agree with joebrent that we shouldn't go hog-wild sending Beth info. I think we should work together to come up with a single, collaborative message that will be helpful and "in-game"

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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King Mob
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Sorry to have sounded like such a newbie (although in many respects I am, I have been lurking for quite some time), but it is a little difficult sometimes to keep straight in my head what is spec. and what is fact. Considering how much this game changes, much like the effect of a whomp, keeping up can sometimes be, as many have noted before me, brain-splattering. And then we complain when we don't have any updates... ah, the calm before the storm!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2003 7:24 pm
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bakntime
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King Mob wrote:
Sorry to have sounded like such a newbie (although in many respects I am, I have been lurking for quite some time), but it is a little difficult sometimes to keep straight in my head what is spec. and what is fact.


Don't feel bad at all, I do it, too. Wink

The hardest thing there is to do is avoid jumping to conclusions, especially when you're trying to "solve a mystery." A lot of people are making speculations, and often it's easy to mistake speculation for fact.

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King Mob wrote:

...it is a little difficult sometimes to keep straight in my head what is spec. and what is fact. Considering how much this game changes, much like the effect of a whomp, keeping up can sometimes be, as many have noted before me, brain-splattering. And then we complain when we don't have any updates... ah, the calm before the storm!


I know the feeling don't worry about it! I pretend to know much more than I actually do, I read a thread where it says "oh and blah blah as we all now Beth died today blah blah" (example not true) and I'm thinking WTF! But I just read a couple of hundred posts check all the sites and gradually I work out what I think is going on so that I can completely forget it the next day.
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King Mob
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When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - Sherlock Holmes
Thanks for the kind words, Bakntime and Insomniac! Gotta keep that at the fore front of my mind from here on in. And only ever conclude when I have all the facts about me. I wonder how much closer we must all be to qualify to become policemen? (Although I for one would definitely have to get some exercise! Wink)
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Gracer
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So, Beth was in Washington, ehhhh...

Isn't that where xnbomb predicted it?

Edit: However, Beth "assumed" he'd be where they first met...as if she wasn't following the pattern. Weird.

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bakntime
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Gracer wrote:
So, Beth was in Washington, ehhhh...

Isn't that where xnbomb predicted it?

Edit: However, Beth "assumed" he'd be where they first met...as if she wasn't following the pattern. Weird.


This isn't another "Whomp" as far as I can tell. I have a feeling the Whomps may be done, because AI man (Your friend), stopped the Whomps... I think...

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yanka
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Re: Beth's log

Diandra wrote:
http://www.little-boxes.net/log.html is Beth's log

Dia


%^*$, I'm still tryig to catch up on stuff (yeah, at 3 am my time). Diandra, thanks for that!

Oh, and KingMob - I actually love that quote. Used it many times irl, lol
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