Comic 682 - II The Priestess

1st Nov 2012, 9:00 PM
II The Priestess
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mushroomisland 1st Nov 2012, 9:06 PM edit delete reply

wonder what will happen stuff is going down the hole for sure!
Centcomm 1st Nov 2012, 9:39 PM edit delete reply

or hitting the occilating rotational air movement device.
Rashala 1st Nov 2012, 9:36 PM edit delete reply

Careful Deary you may not like what you learn
Centcomm 1st Nov 2012, 9:38 PM edit delete reply

yep .. rabbit hole one oh one.. coming up.
cattservant 1st Nov 2012, 9:47 PM edit delete reply

Is it possible to shock Kali's sensibilities?
Centcomm 1st Nov 2012, 9:50 PM edit delete reply

what do you guys think?
cattservant 1st Nov 2012, 10:00 PM edit delete reply

That it would be possible to run afoul of her sense of order, and that not all of her motivations are imposed upon her by outside sources.
velvetsanity 12th Apr 2013, 3:02 PM edit delete reply

Her mind is orderly, logical...

The closest commonly known analog would likely be Vulcans.

Shockable? Perhaps, but it would be expressed simply as a quirk of an eyebrow, followed by intense analysis of situations and logical consequences, and finally, application of the most logical and beneficial response in accordance with her programmed loyalties as well as personal motivations.

In short, she is somebody whose company I would easily feel comfortable with, knowing that her reactions to things would be rational and logical, rather than seemingly random and emotionally driven...

IMO, the only things that prevent her from being perfect for me are the lack of "the fun bits" (biologicals, etc) and perhaps just enough emotion in her personality mix to bring in a propensity for mild (by most people's standards) displays of affection.

That said, I would probably also benefit from being close to Dolly, much like Lynn has (assertiveness and such)
Draginbeard 1st Nov 2012, 11:21 PM edit delete reply

I don't think she could be shocked, fascinated maybe. Other than following what I presume are regulated protocol responses toward Dex, she is regarding everything else like she was working with a chemistry set.
Centcomm 1st Nov 2012, 11:24 PM edit delete reply

hehe - now thats a perfect response :D well done Sir!
LooeyQ 2nd Nov 2012, 5:11 AM edit delete reply

Yeah, Draginbeard beard I think got it down, LOL! Still, it will be fun to watch. The only other way a robot can show a shocked reaction is if it stutters what it's saying a few times, suddenly twists it's head and then blows up! hehehehe
Centcomm 2nd Nov 2012, 8:04 AM edit delete reply

Key thing to remember , Kali is a andriod. per her cast entry. and while not a NTAS model. she still has emotions,( however tightly controlled that they are.) feelings and desires. might be good to keep that in mind :D

PS : love the comments and discussions keep it up!
cattservant 2nd Nov 2012, 11:21 AM edit delete reply

Questions about Kali*:
She is stated to be 30 years old. Given the Nova Roman attitude towards freewill androids, how did she come to be activated?**
How did she gain and hold her position of authority? Was she 'designed' for it?
How many Cassians are there and do they 'answer' to anyone besides Kali?

*(If it's not plot sensitive.)
**(Did the "Archpriest" have a hand in it?)
Centcomm 2nd Nov 2012, 11:25 AM edit delete reply

Ill answer 1 and 2 at once. she was designed for the position, she was also created to be a bodygaurd to the royal familiy Deck and Acanthas father did not dispise Andriods simply wanted there production controlled

# 3 there are around plus or minus a few hundred Cassians they answer to Kali and Maxus. in addition they will obey The prince and the royal family.
cattservant 2nd Nov 2012, 11:46 AM edit delete reply

Damn, you're fast!
Centcomm 2nd Nov 2012, 11:57 AM edit delete reply

I aim to please!
cattservant 2nd Nov 2012, 1:44 PM edit delete reply

We'll aim too please...
cattservant 2nd Nov 2012, 2:05 PM edit delete reply

Darkening desires
In the jagged night
She seeks the knowing
Forget wrong and right...*

*(How do you think our young ladies would react to a surprise visit from a concerned 'Aunt Kali' right about now?)
Centcomm 2nd Nov 2012, 8:42 PM edit delete reply

Before or after they have coranarys? ...
cattservant 2nd Nov 2012, 10:15 PM edit delete reply

It would be about 50-50 in regards to the state of their sphinctorial muscle tone!
jas 2nd Nov 2012, 8:45 AM edit delete reply

Wow! Kali certainly looks deadly serious and dressed to kill. :)
Centcomm 2nd Nov 2012, 9:48 AM edit delete reply

Indeed she does...
Rashala 2nd Nov 2012, 2:09 PM edit delete reply

Question. Is Kali's overall loyalty To Deci *ie the smuck ON the throne* Or to Nova Roma's continues prosperity,growth Excetra

*for those who wonder why I ask...I am curious that should Deci do somethign say Monumentally mega stupid and cause a threat to Nova roma with his actions would she Snap him in half like a toothpick and put Acantha in charge?
cattservant 2nd Nov 2012, 2:26 PM edit delete reply

1. The Contingencies
2. Comic 518 (Do you detect the possibility of ironic 'Cat' trouble in the future?)
Watist 2nd Nov 2012, 3:34 PM edit delete reply
She maybe in charge of The Contingencies because literal if/then dead-man setups can tend bite you in the ass and she is "programmed to be loyal to him alone." Of-course, there might be unspoken as long as statements on there too.
cattservant 2nd Nov 2012, 3:48 PM edit delete reply

That's a good point about deadman switches. Of course our 'hero' is a bit unstable...
Centcomm 2nd Nov 2012, 8:43 PM edit delete reply

Centcomm 2nd Nov 2012, 8:43 PM edit delete reply

I suggest reading her profile in the cast section :D
cattservant 2nd Nov 2012, 3:53 PM edit delete reply

Is Kali actually 'programed' for loyalty, or is she 'constrained' to it?
Centcomm 2nd Nov 2012, 8:43 PM edit delete reply

good question.
cattservant 2nd Nov 2012, 10:54 PM edit delete reply

If Nova Roma was to go 'flash-boom', I could see Kali flying away* on the Wings of the Storm and becoming a Pirate Queen!

*(With a transport full of her minions.)
Centcomm 2nd Nov 2012, 10:56 PM edit delete reply

that is if she can aviod the mobs that invariably would form.
cattservant 2nd Nov 2012, 11:00 PM edit delete reply

Mere details for a Pirate Queen!!!

(btw: Please do enjoy your extra hour this weekend!)
Dragonrider 2nd Nov 2012, 5:57 PM edit delete reply

Considering the comments and responses here I'm revising my last posting about a visit from Kali the girls might receive. Kali may well insure the path to the bikes is clear, all tracking devices are nullified and adds Lynn to her list of people to protect due to her defense of Acantha.
Also a side question are Maximus and Kali lovers?
Rashala 2nd Nov 2012, 7:10 PM edit delete reply

doubt it.. I mean he has a cat

Oh you meant Max the giant guard guy... Nope I think he is sleeping with the doctor
Centcomm 2nd Nov 2012, 8:46 PM edit delete reply

@ Rashala , did everyone forget Julia ( the doctor ) is a lesbian. she sleeps with Miraiko. the prince made sure she wanted nothing to do with men ever again. ( thats in her profile so its not a spoiler )
Centcomm 2nd Nov 2012, 8:44 PM edit delete reply

okay - snipping that one.. Kali and Maxus are *not* lovers . for one Kali doesnt have the want or care for a human or even andriod lover.
Tokyo Rose 2nd Nov 2012, 9:42 PM edit delete reply

Kali is entirely lacking in the psychological, emotional, and physical components involved in having or being a lover. That was never part of her original design, and it certainly isn't part of her current purpose.

(Before someone points out an apparent flaw in this: Decimus is the kind of sicko who wants his sex partners to be capable of expressing shame, disgust, and fear--that particular power trip is part of his turn-on. Kali could simulate those reactions, but Deck would know it's fake from start to finish, and there are plenty of live, whimpering targets for him to amuse himself with, rather than trying to hump his assassin-bot.)
cattservant 2nd Nov 2012, 10:21 PM edit delete reply

Her love is "Vengance" (perhaps?)...
Dragonrider 3rd Nov 2012, 8:33 AM edit delete reply

OK just exploring one possible devious plot twist.
Mister Black 3rd Nov 2012, 9:00 PM edit delete reply

That's not a devious plot twist...a devious plot twist would involve Kali, a Q-Drive, and a blind-drop mailing address for same. If you're going to be first against the wall when the Revolution comes, make sure you have an off-site backup.
Centcomm 3rd Nov 2012, 9:02 PM edit delete reply

Good to see you made the party Sir! Wooot
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