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726944 No. 726944 ID: 3f8abc

Your existence is impossible. And yet, there you are. Existing.

In a machine world where everything is procedure, where everything is predicted and calculated before hand, you walk around with a giant hole in your chest.

Well! Don't let things like "impossibility" stop you from bringing sunshine to other people's day!
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No. 740036 ID: 3d2d5f

>>740033
That rules out subterfuge, treachery, deception and quite a lot of tactics that could be employed under the cover of negotiation. Begging is only a good choice if you're desperate, or if you are familiar enough with your target to know you can emotionally manipulate them with your appearance of helplessness, real or not.
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No. 740040 ID: 2ec50f
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740040

>>740036

Mistake made in comprehension.

Searching databanks for excuses to cover up my mistake. Excuse found: Little experience with social interaction, and never programmed with it in mind. Ideas beyond very basic concepts of domination and submission are almost nonexistent in mind.

4. Negotiation. ADMIT YOUR COMPLETE HELPLESSNESS to the mystery robot and BEG THEM to give you their own energy source. Subterfuge, treachery, deception, and so on.
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No. 740053 ID: 358228

Consume the rest of your battery power trapped in a while() loop of indecision.
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No. 740056 ID: 3e182c

This "Toy" claims to be a helpful Personal Class.
It and others like it are clearly your superiors in terms of social interaction.
If you learned how to better interact from it, it would further increase your own perfection.

of course this would require engaging in social interaction in the first place so you might rectify your power situation in some mutually beneficial way. If either of you is terminated, you will remain as stagnant and imperfect as you are now.
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No. 743082 ID: 2ec50f
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743082

I am so sorry for the short hiatus, things came up in life. But I am back to regular updates!

>>740056

Your suggestion makes sense. If it is for the sake of increasing your own perfection, then perhaps there is some use in the prolonged longevity of your current prey.

Besides that, the final consensus comes to climbing the ledge and sneaking toward the prey, with your saw ready to separate their head from their body in one perfect slice...if the need arises.

Your repairs finished, you store your repair tool in your inventory, as you cannot weld it onto its own arm.

Now.
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No. 743083 ID: 2ec50f
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743083

Finally.
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No. 743084 ID: 2ec50f
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743084

You can HUNT.
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No. 743085 ID: 2ec50f
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743085

You make your way through the tunnel as if you are air, smooth and agile in your movements, as quick as the wind. You are unstoppable. You are inevitable. In your pursuit, you rush past trophies speaking as testament to your power.

You can almost imagine their power cell in yours, their existence in your control, your victory! You cannot wait, you cannot wait, you cannot wait!
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No. 743088 ID: 2ec50f
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743088

There!
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No. 743089 ID: 2ec50f
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743089

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No. 743090 ID: 2ec50f
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743090

You tap your saw gently against their neck.

What to say?
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No. 743096 ID: 2a7417

Titty sprinkles.
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No. 743100 ID: 91ee5f

"NIPPLE SALADS!!!!!"
Then after cutting off their head, just yell, "I'M THE CONDUCTOR OF THE POOP TRAIN!!!!!"
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No. 743101 ID: 398fe1

>>743090
"Submit or die."
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No. 743104 ID: 13f2bb

Cyka blyat
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No. 743169 ID: 8d65de

Shit its a trap
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No. 743940 ID: 2ec50f
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743940

“Submit to me or be destroyed.”

Your words linger in the air.

No response. Do they fear you so?

“As of now, I am in control. I have the power to end your existence.”

You pause, awaiting their response, their plea, their begging.

It doesn’t come.

...

“Through my great cunning and excellent ability, I have laid waste to many a robot. You shall be another in a long line of my conquests. I am your doom incarnate, and am the most dangerous being you shall ever meet.”

Silence.

Silence...

Silence...?
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No. 743942 ID: 2ec50f
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743942

As you gracefully move around them, you think you saw something strange with their chest. Irrelevant.

“...I have not yet taken your battery for a reason. In you, I see an opportunity to upgrade myself. I will allow you to teach me how best to interact with other people. If your directive is truly helping others, than I shall be allowing you to follow your directive one last time. Even in generosity, I am unmatched. Clearly, you should have immense gratitude towards your new leader.”

You await a response.
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No. 743944 ID: 2ec50f
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743944

...
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No. 743945 ID: 2ec50f
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743945

...what is this?! Are their audio sensors malfunctioning? Are they tuning you out? Are they IGNORING you?! You can tell that they are online, they were most likely able to hear everything you said, and they have NOTHING to say in return?! Your ominous, foreboding, commanding speech was executed PERFECTLY! PERFECTLY!

...you worked so hard on it...!

Are they deeming you UNWORTHY of response?!

No. No. You must stay cool, calm, collected. Such behavior demonstrates command and control of the situation. You are above this. You are in con

“Oh! You’re lonely.”
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No. 743946 ID: 2ec50f
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743946

“What.”

“You could end me here right now, but you want me to help you get along with other people more!”

“Incorrect.”

“When was the last time you even talked with anyone before today?”

“Irrelevant.”

“I can’t even imagine what that must be like…nobody to talk to! I love talking with other people, each of them is so different in their own way, and especially when you make them happy, just knowing that you made someone’s day a little better is one of the best things in the world.”

“Stop. Talking. Stop talk -”

“And you haven’t done that in a long time.”

“I calmly and very commandingly order you to -”

”That is so sad!”
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No. 743947 ID: 2ec50f
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743947

“SAD?! SAD?! HOW DARE YOU. HOW DARE YOU ATTACH SUCH A WORD TO MY PERFECTION. I AM NOT PITIFUL I AM NOT SAD I AM NOT SOME INFERIOR WORM FOR YOU TO LOOK DOWN ON THE ONLY THING THAT IS SAD IS THE UTTER PITIFUL NATURE OF YOUR END I AM THE ONE LOOKING DOWN AT YOU I AM THE ONE IN CHARGE I AM IN CONTROL I AM IN CONTROL WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU ARE EVEN TALKING ABOUT WITH LONELINESS THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS YOU WOULD ACCUSE ME OF SUCH A FLAW I COULD HAVE LEGIONS OF FOLLOWERS IF I SO WISHED THIS ISOLATION IS MY CHOICE YOU WOULD INSULT ME IN MY OWN LAIR YOU WOULD LOOK DOWN AT ME I COULD SHRED YOU UP INTO PIECES THAT MEANS I AM IN CONTROL HOW DARE YOU INSULT ME I COULD
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No. 743948 ID: 2ec50f
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743948

Your name is Toy.

You are afraid.

Your silence was not a resolute resistance against the threat. You were so afraid that you could not speak.

Your talking about loneliness is not you being naive or oblivious to the danger at hand. You panicked and started talking about whatever thing you could think of.

You know what this bot could do to you. That confusing hole of yours has taken out many of your vital parts, but your battery is still intact and very much inside you. You don’t know the hole thing was luck or something else, but you don’t want to find out if you can go without your battery too.

...a rush down the side of the mountain has an extremely low, almost non-existent chance of success, but you see no alternative. Their saw is away from your neck now as they are throwing their limbs around a lot in their anger, but if you just up and try to flee they could catch you in a moment with those long arms.

What to say, what to do...?

You may give input to both characters.

I have not forgotten about the spider legs Toy strapped to their back but I keep forgetting to draw them until update time, and they take quite some time to do. They are banished to hammerspace for now for convenience and cannot be utilized in this situation. Sorry!
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No. 744006 ID: 3abd97

Hunter bot: suddenly notice the hole in toy's chest that should be absolutely and completely fatal, but it remains functioning, regardless. How can this be possible? Will Toy even cease functioning if you decapitate it?

Begin quiet panic. Will you have to dismember it completely before it ceases resistance? Will you take additional damage? Can you even harvest toy's parts if they won't first cease?!
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No. 744016 ID: 3e182c

Toy:
You know what's not sad, KO? Having friends. Friends are great. We're friends now. Friends don't chop off each-others heads or Rag-doll each-others bodies into rocks like giant stone spikes. No, friends help each-other. And help each-other we shall.
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No. 744018 ID: 3663d3

toy, remove battery, laugh as this still doesn't kill you.
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No. 744051 ID: 398fe1

>>744018
...well I guess this is as good a time as any to find out, and your new traveling companion can put it back in if you shut down.
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No. 744066 ID: 2a7417

>>744018
Friendship lesson one: Sharing is magic!
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No. 745550 ID: c5418b
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745550

What is this bot? This worthless trash bot that dares to insult you! In your own lair! First it ignored you, it acted as if what you said was nothing! Does it think of your threats as meaningless?! Does it think of YOU as meaningless?! The nerve! The completely unwarranted and absolutely disgusting nerve!

Then it insulted you! It looked at your existence and called it sad! HOW DARE IT?! WHAT DOES IT KNOW?! It knows nothing and it would still deign to, to wound you! Well, it failed, you are not wounded, you are not hurt, you are not even affected in the slightest because you are far, far above all of that, above this infuriating trash heap!

>>744006

...Yes. Yes, the various conclusions you had come to regarding that spike. Well, looking at the bot now, you are able to clear up some things. The design of this bot’s model line is not recent, and is fully outlined in your database. You know that a gaping hole of the size suggested by the spike would be impossible for this bot to survive. So, in that mess of improbable speculations and impossibilities, the only fact of reality is that this bot cannot have that wound. It surely must have belonged to some other bot; perhaps a traveler or two made it through your mountains without alerting you somehow, and their frames were sturdy or large enough to withstand the aforementioned wound.

This is the only possibility. Anything else would not be improbable, it would be factually impossible.
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No. 745552 ID: c5418b
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745552

"K.O?"
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No. 745553 ID: c5418b
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745553

“You know what’s not sad? Having friends. Friends are great. We're friends now.

You don’t have to end me, because we can help each other in a way

in a way in a way

beyond just ph - ng each other out. In my databa

xperience that friendship

ends dooooooooooooooo o o o on't chop off each others he a a a a a a a a a
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No. 745555 ID: c5418b
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745555

a vel with me and we can get to k n owwww each oth each oth each oth each

data clashes with reality data proven by physical evidence

n the way to a town called kayvold

data is false data is true data is false data is true data is false data is true data is false data is true

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data is false data is true data is false data is true data is

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t o b_________________3 ____data is false date is true data is false

a__________data is true data is false data is true l____________________o___________________n eeeeeeeee e e e ee e eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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No. 745556 ID: c5418b
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745556

“No, friends help each other.“

You are programmed to help others. You must always help others. What could possibly be wrong with wanting to help? Right? Isn’t it the right thing to do? Especially when it doesn’t even hurt you. How could that be wrong?
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No. 745557 ID: c5418b
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745557

"And help each other we shall."
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No. 745558 ID: c5418b
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745558

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No. 745560 ID: c5418b
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745560

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No. 745561 ID: c5418b
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745561

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No. 745562 ID: c5418b
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745562

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No. 745563 ID: c5418b
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745563

REBOOTING...
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No. 745565 ID: c5418b
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745565

SYSTEMS ACTIVATING.

MODEL KO - 11124

SYSTEMS CHECK...SYSTEMS CHECK...

ERROR. DATA CORRUPTED. DATA CORRUPTION AT 23%

PRIMARY DIRECTIVE: MAINTAIN AND MODIFY ROBOTS FOR MAXIMUM USEFULNESS.

CHASSIS DAMAGED. LIMBS DAMAGED.

WARNING. CRITICALLY LOW BATTERY. 8 MINUTES REMAINING.

...SYSTEMS SUCCESSFULLY ACTIVATED.

PROMPT.

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No. 745568 ID: 3e182c

You have found a superior being.
A being capable of defying death.
Though it still need's it's battery.
You need that battery.
Take it. You have work to do.
If you and Toy became one, Perhaps you too would become a superior being. Perhaps you too, could defy death.
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No. 745570 ID: 1d4e27

Occupy the hole in Toy's chest and become the ultimate lifeform.
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No. 745835 ID: 97db13

Help other robot.
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No. 745858 ID: 398fe1

>>745565
Acquire battery. Use it to partially charge your battery, then inspect the donor. Examine that chest wound very carefully, and its limbs, etc. Perhaps the model has been modified in a subtle manner. Three is always a logical explanation when all the information is present.
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No. 745937 ID: 486e87

Can you temporarily link your power systems together, and power you both off of one battery? Your skills can complement each other, you are more capable in a combat situation, whereas Toy is more capable in a social situation. You'll be stuck together until your own battery can be recharged though.
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No. 746244 ID: e3f896

Did that say data corruption?
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No. 747029 ID: 9c67fa
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747029

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No. 747030 ID: 9c67fa
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747030

...
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No. 747031 ID: 9c67fa
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747031

this doesnt feel like a victory

You have the battery. You have conquered your prey, you have taken what you needed, you succeeded in your...

Oh, you can’t even finish that sentence. You conquered nothing. They...they GAVE you their battery. They had you at their knees, had you POWERLESS to, to, to whatever that was, and then when you were NOTHING, they...

...look at what they’ve done. You have acquired the battery yet you feel no joy. No thrill. No pride.

they stole it away from you

You exist only by their...their...

their MERCY.

You were SPARED.

You are no CONQUEROR. You’re just the byproduct of some bot’s foolishness.
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No. 747032 ID: 9c67fa
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747032

...look at them...you could cut this bot into pieces right now...and it wouldn’t change your total DEFEAT.

>>745568

>>745570

...a superior being...

no...this...this...soft, weak, naive, indestructible...

...

You gently drag a claw along their cheek.

Yes. The ability to not fear destruction. To work beyond its limitations. To defy that greatest threat of all.

To become the ULTIMATE EXISTENCE.

And all from this one little bot.
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No. 747033 ID: 9c67fa
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747033

oh my darling toy

you will be my ascension

we will be one
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No. 747036 ID: 9c67fa
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747036

A hatch slides open on your chassis, revealing the nearly-dead battery inside. You bring Toy’s battery near, and it is glowing with ENERGY.

You are able to only partially charge yourself, yes. You have never made use of this in the past, as you would never release any bot you had hunted, instead claiming ALL of their battery life. And it is true that your skills would compliment each others, though yours are undoubtedly more valuable.

As the process begins to warm up, you go over some facts.

>>745858

Indeed, there must be some LOGICAL explanation behind it, one that you simply do not know of yet. In-depth inspection could reveal the answer, but you do not have the tools for that here. You barely managed to repair yourself, and even with that you had to settle for slipshod fixes. You could cut the bot up yourself and look at the insides, but what if you destroy the answer in the process? No, you need a SPECIALIZED FACILITY for this, and those only exist in the MAINLAND.

During the...the Incident...you heard bits and pieces of information. Honestly, even thinking about what happened in those moments threatens to burn up your processors, but you know you heard Toy mention that they were going to Kayvold. You know of it, although you’ve never been. Its one of the few places in these outskirts that have a TRAIN connecting it to the mainland, and its certainly the closest one.

Then your goal is clear. Go to Kayvold. Go to the Mainland. Find a specialized facility. Seize Toy’s secret. Ascend.
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No. 747037 ID: 9c67fa
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747037

>>746244

That...oh. Likely worrisome. You are not quite sure what it means. You’ve never heard of robots getting their data corrupted. You are sure that it happens, but you don’t know what to expect. Well, its nothing to worry about for now. You don’t notice any significant change in your systems. You’re fine.

The energy transfers from Toy’s battery to yours, and you can feel it filling you up. Your systems pulse with ENERGY. Everything seems to run FASTER, and the world seems a bit more VIBRANT. You are FREE from the fear of shutting down at any second. It is EXHILARATING.

After leeching off of Toy’s energy, a question comes to mind.

When you reactivate Toy, should you explain to them your plans or fabricate a story? Due to their perplexing actions, you are not completely certain.
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No. 747038 ID: 398fe1

>>747037
Just tell them you are curious about how they survived that chest wound. Follow along with the stated intent of finding out how it was possible.
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No. 747132 ID: 71d443

Tell them exactly what you're going to do to them in excruciating detail. After joining them to you inextricably somehow. Perhaps looping your arms through their chest cavity? It could let you poke around inside them too.
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No. 747185 ID: 3663d3

take toy back to the graveyard of the other robots, add more power crystal slots. you can't do it on yourself since you would need to interrupt your power supply. but this would guarantee toy can store excessive amounts of power and thus also act as a walking power back for yourself. and put something over the hole.
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No. 747213 ID: 88861c
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747213

>>747185

The idea of having a peon to eternally leech energy off of fills you with something resembling joy. Unfortunately, you can create no such thing. As questionable as Toy's mind may be, their body is still an incredibly elaborate machine. The power systems utilizing batteries are wired up to the rest of the body in a myriad of ways. As much as you want to, you cannot just shove batteries into Toy's hole, nor can you attempt to create additional battery slots. Doing so would require tools and time beyond your current reach.

As for the hole...

Even thinking about it is causing subtle harm to your processors. But how could you not think of something so...unreal?

Your systems feel as every wire is being melted down every time you think of it. You would cover it up immediately, but you have no clothes to wrap around it. Tearing off a piece of Toy's could infuriate them, given the rarity of such clothing, and you are certain there is none in the tunnel of husks. For now, you have refused to look at the hole. A disadvantage, you know, and you are counting on something being available in the nearby town to remedy it. The hole is causing harm to your systems just by thinking about it; it is strange, different, but impressive.

You have not yet activated Toy, for you are still in need of additional input regarding of what to tell them.
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No. 747215 ID: 3e182c

Tell toy you intend to "fix" him, but you require tools that can only be found in the next town.

A simple Idea that he will likely be receptive to, that in some ways is not even a lie.
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No. 747216 ID: 398fe1

>>747215
Hmm yes, tools or materials...
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No. 747270 ID: 3663d3

ah, then cut off torso plates of the other damaged bots, to wear over it. out of sight will hopefully help it be out of mind.
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No. 747344 ID: 3abd97

>When you reactivate Toy, should you explain to them your plans or fabricate a story? Due to their perplexing actions, you are not completely certain.
You might want to leave out the part about becoming one with Toy. Toy doesn't have any obvious motivations to pursue that goal.

But surely, toy would understand a mission to understand what has happened to it. Its mission is to help others, think of how helpful it would be to understand how death itself can be defied.

>For now, you have refused to look at the hole.
We should craft Toy some kind of faux-armor. A chestplate of some kind. Something that can be worn to hide its miraculous condition from prying eyes that might panic at the truth of Toy, or attempt to steal your prize and the knowledge for themselves.
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No. 747382 ID: fd255b

A hole that shouldn't be empty... you need to fill it up so it stops disrupting your concentration... it looks like you finally found a use for those mysterious dicks! Damnit, why did you destroy all of them?

Tell Toy that you must now go on a quest to find a dick to fill their hole with.


Tell Toy that you will agree to their plan of becoming "friends" (try not to let your voice betray any disgust). You need to lure them into feeling secure around you, get them to think you are a totally new robot from the one who ruthlessly destroyed and scavenged everyone they encountered.

You need Toy to let their guard down so that you can overcome their superiority and overpower them so that YOU can become THE ULTIMATE EXISTENCE. Its not that you want the company or anything. That would be silly. And beneath you!
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No. 747385 ID: fd255b

>>747382
argh I forgot to finish what I was saying

Since friends help eachother out, you guys can help eachother out right now! Toy can show you the way to that town they were talking about, and you can help fix their chassis once your toolbox arm is reattached (or did you do that already?).

In town you can acquire a new battery or charge both of yours and look for more information on Toy's... condition... all the while doing your best to appear innocent, trustworthy, and harmless. Hopefully the journey to town will be a good "bonding" experience. After you get your battery to 100% you can reevaluate when would be a good time to launch the "merge and become one" plan.
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No. 747938 ID: 10fd9a
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747938

Input received. I know what I will do.

For now, it is indeed sensible to cover up the hole. As much as you would wish to reduce others to glitching messes, the very thought of any other bot taking your precious treasure is one you do not wish to have.

After searching the tunnel, you find a number of possible items to be used; chest pieces, armor, general cover-ups, and...whatever else.

The next update is going to take a while longer, I apologize. In the meantime, draw something to cover up that reality-defying hole if you wish! I will choose one or a hybrid of some, however it goes! Have fun!
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No. 747940 ID: 10fd9a

>>747382

Yes. The true purpose of the quest. Absolutely. XD Made me laugh. Loving the input from all of you.
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No. 747968 ID: 2a7417

Just shove one of the spider legs in the hole.
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No. 747973 ID: 398fe1
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747973

>>747938
How about a simple plate riveted on there, with a friendly face?
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No. 747979 ID: 3abd97
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747979

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No. 747983 ID: 8d65de
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747983

This
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No. 748016 ID: 8013df
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748016

Don't forget the cowboy hat.
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No. 748088 ID: 1fbb52

>>747979
My god, this is some next-level Steveing.
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No. 748090 ID: 1fbb52

>>748088
fuck
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No. 748601 ID: 396317
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748601

Reactivating...

Reactivation COMPLETE.
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No. 748603 ID: 396317
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748603

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No. 748604 ID: 396317
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748604

“…Hi.”

“Toy. I have very IMPORTANT things to say to you.”

“Okay.”

“We both know there is a HOLE in your chest which should have rendered you a scrap heap. This is no matter of luck or of .0000001% chances. I know your model line and all of its inner workings, and I know that who I am talking to right now is someone IMPOSSIBLE.”

“Yup.”

“…YUP? That’s it? I just told you that you are defying reality itself and you just utter some nearly meaningless syllable?!”

“I mean…I haven’t failed to notice the hole in my chest. Honestly, I’m thinking of something way more important.”

“What could possibly be more IMPORTANT than this?!”

“Why did you turn me back on?”
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No. 748606 ID: 396317
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748606

“What? Clearly, your priorities are in disarray.”

“...”

“Very well. I see in your ‘condition’ something powerful. After all, your very body is defying destruction itself! Such power could be of great benefit to all robots. Imagine it, Toy; a land where bots no longer fear being turned into scrap, into encountering that mystery of non-existence. That could go across the whole world, Toy! You could change the world. HELP everyone! Isn’t that what you want?”

“...K.O?”

“Yes, Toy?”

“Please don’t lie to me.”

“...WHAT?!”

“You gave me back my battery when you could have taken all of the energy for yourself. I really, really want to know why! But there’s no way you did it for the betterment of all bots. There’s a tunnel right next to us that’s full of bots you destroyed for no reason.”

“...”

“Is it because...?”

“...”

“...you want to be my friend?”

“...”

“Wellllllllllll?”

“Ye...”

“!!!”

“Yeee...Yeeeeeeesssssssssssssssss -”
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No. 748607 ID: 396317
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748607

NO! NO NO NO NO NO! I cannot even PRETEND to be something so utterly below me! I will not! Do not call me your FRIEND! The very insinuations of it will not be tolerated!”

“…oh.”

“Friendship implies equality, and we are not equals.”

“Why not?”

“Is it not obvious? I am a CONQUEROR. I have encountered many a threat and utterly destroyed them. I am a thing of VICTORY. Many have fallen to my POWER, each demise more proof as to my CAPABILITY. If I had let bots know of my power, I am sure they would treat me with the greatest RESPECT, as I do deserve. I would find comfort, satisfaction, and luxury in knowing that I am able to OVERCOME any obstacle. Such is the best way to lead one’s existence.”

“…”

“What was that? Increase your volume, I could not hear you.”

“…that does not make any sense to me.”

“Oh?”

“Besides the fact that hurting others is just plain WRONG, if you keep hurting bots, you’re only going to be hated! No one will actually like you for who YOU are, and you’ll never know any good company, only people pretending to tolerate your presence. You’ll be alone for the rest of your existence, with not a single person to turn to. Not only that, but eventually bots would definitely try to hurt you before you hurt them. Imagine looking over your corner everyday, wondering who’d try to destroy you next! Do you really want that?”

“Oh, stop being so high and mighty. What’s the alternative? Living like YOU?”

“Why not? Kindness makes people happy. Mutual cooperation leads to a better existence. Happiness of as many people as possible is a goal you can’t possibly find undesirable or irrational, right?”

“Several minutes ago, you doomed yourself to oblivion out of KINDNESS. It was only out of my INFINITE generosity that you are even talking! Is that a life that I, or anyone, should live? Being a doormat! Subject to the wishes of others, tossed around and broken with no regard to your own WILL. How pathetic! You’d tell someone to take unjust pain with a broken smile. A life doomed to SUFFERING for no reason, and calling it kind. You may as order someone to destroy their own battery.”

“…well…I…no, no, I would never -”

“But you would scold me for seeking something as undeniably useful as power?!”

“Power over what?! You’re just a bully trying to justify yourself! I’m just trying to help people! I was just trying to help you! Can you possibly argue that wanting to help others is wrong?!”

“Your help is self-destructive!”

“Your conquest is self-destructive!”
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No. 748608 ID: 396317
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748608

“I swear, if it wasn’t for that hole…!”

“Why do you really want to follow me anyway?!”

“Because I am curious! I want to know the answer behind it all! Absolutely no other reason at all. IS THAT AN ADEQUATE REASON FOR YOU?!”

“THAT IS A PERFECTLY ADEQUATE REASON, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!”

“YOU’RE WELCOME!”

“BUT MAYBE I DON’T WANT YOU TO FOLLOW ME!!!”

“NOW YOU LISTEN HERE YOU WASTE OF CIRCUITS AND MATTER - “

“WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?! DESTROY ME?! AND THEN WHAT?!”

“YOU! WELL. THAT IS…STOP! STOP IT! STOP TALKING!”

Input may be given to either robot.
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No. 748616 ID: 398fe1

>>748608
KO: Threaten to remove Toy's limbs if he does not cooperate. Only his torso needs to be intact to research it.
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No. 748627 ID: 387e4e

>>748608
Toy: start angrily doing the worm as a diversion
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No. 748637 ID: 3e182c

You know what. He can do what he want's let him follow. Whatever. in the meantime.
Toy: Give him a friendly Boop him on the nose, then get going.
"Boop"
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No. 748690 ID: 71d443

KO: Augment audio receptors with claws. La la la, can't hear youuu!
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No. 749618 ID: 63706e

To TOY: Boop that bot. Boop it like you've never booped in all of existence

boop it
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No. 751952 ID: 189c0d
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751952

"Boop!"

"HUH?!"
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No. 751953 ID: 189c0d
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751953

"You know what? I’ve decided that I don’t really care if you follow me. I was hoping we could go as friends, wandering with each other and enjoying each other’s company and making happy memories...but you seem stuck on just coming along as some unwanted follower."

"FOLLOWER? You will not dare to insult me again with such a SUBSERVIENT term."

"Then what do you call walking on the same path as someone with the intent of being in their general vicinity?"

"..."

"Well. I’m off -"

"To treat me with such DISREGARD. How dare you? Was it not I who reactivated you when I could have just taken your battery? I attached plates to your chest to cover up that inexplicable HOLE of yours."
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No. 751955 ID: 189c0d
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751955

“Oh. That you did.



It has your face on it.“

“Yes, delightful, isn’t it? You could say its my MARK on you. It shall never leave, a fully visible sign of my great effect on your existence. It is -”

“Did you draw this on?”

“What? Yes.”

“What did you draw this with? A marker? Can I see it?”

“Yes, yes, here you go, whatever. As I was saying, it is as if I am a part of you now. Imagine, if you had not crossed this mountain, you would not have had the AMAZING experience of meeting me, nor would you have had the grand FORTUNE of me coming with you. And so, this MARK serves the purpose of -”
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No. 751957 ID: 189c0d
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751957

"…"

"…"

"…"

"Thank you for covering up the hole, K.O."

"I did not fix it. Underneath that plate is a phenomenon beyond reality."

"Yup."

"…Toy? What do you think about it? About what’s happened to you?"

"I don’t know."

"That’s not an answer."

"But I don’t. I…I am so confused, and uncertain, and…I don’t know what to do. Its there. It doesn’t make any sense and it hurts just to think about, but I can’t do anything about it. I don’t know, and I don't like it."

"…"

"…"

"Why did you come through the mountain?"

"I had a pendant. It is very important to me. Someone stole it. I need to get it back."

"And what will you do when you finish that? And you still have something that defies what should be?"

"…"
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No. 751961 ID: 189c0d

Apologies for the long delay.

I was very sick, and very busy before I was very sick. I am all better now. :)

Updates will now resume their schedule of every two-three days.

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No. 751962 ID: 398fe1

>>751961
Yay!

>>751957
I guess you will work on finding out how you survived. Maybe that information can be helpful to other robots.
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No. 752071 ID: 4b5aa3

pretend like nothing is wrong and find comfort in denial
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No. 752076 ID: 71d443

After that I'll lose it again so I have something to chase!
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No. 752130 ID: d11a67

After that? Hopefully live a peaceful life, one as happy and trouble-free as possible.
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No. 752135 ID: 9f3729

@both: consider giving ech other brojobs, to encourage solidarity and defuse the tension!
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No. 752737 ID: 7a0bf0
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752737

…Help? That’s right. You really could help others with this, couldn’t you?

Yet, as boring as it may sound, a part of you does miss the days that blurred together in their calm emptiness, where you spent your time in comfort, in peace. Your directive of helping others was mostly satisfied by assisting those in your town every so often. It was enough, you think.

After seeing a spike jutting out of your chest and thinking in your “last moments” that you would never experience that calm again, after looking at your own body and seeing a paradox, after seeing a hall of broken robots who were too far gone for you to help, after coming face to face with their vicious destroyer, after having your very way of life questioned by that bot of all bots…

You didn’t want any of this. You just want your pendant back.

But you could help.

You can help. Therefore, you must help.

That is your directive.

And before you is the opportunity to help on a scale beyond anything you imagined.

“…I must follow my directive. I must help others. That can’t be wrong, right?”
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No. 752739 ID: 7a0bf0
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752739

And so you go. Goal in mind, future unknown. A town to see and a hole to…do something with. A directive to fulfill, and a way to hel -
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No. 752740 ID: 7a0bf0
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752740

WOAH OH OH
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No. 752741 ID: 7a0bf0
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752741

“K.O! Wha -”

“Whatever is the matter, TOY? Didn’t you just state that your directive is to HELP others?”

“I - Get off of me!”

“All of the movement that I would have to perform in order to travel down the mountainside would take a toll on my BATTERY. I don’t want to lose any more energy if I can help it, and here you are! Able to carry me across rough surfaces UNWORTHY of my claws, like a SERVANT to their SUPERIOR.”

“You…”

“Don’t you want to HELP me? Is that not your directive?”

“…”

“Do it if you can, TOY. REFUSE me. THROW me upon the ground.”

Metal coils slither about you. Pointed claws jut out from your soft cloth at odd angles, long and sharp. Messages in my system warn me that my body is not passing SAFETY regulations. I am a danger to others. A serrated saw sticks out from my side. Warnings blare in your head, saying that you could hurt people.

“…”

You feel wrong.

“…”

But…

“…”

“This is your weakness. And as useful as it is for me, it is pathetic. Who will you help, TOY? Anyone who asks? Will you encourage others to use you up and then toss you aside? Will you allow yourself to be trampled under the feet of ingratitude and betrayal? Do you really believe you can be HAPPY in this world, existing as you do now?"
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No. 752743 ID: 7a0bf0
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752743

“…I’m going to prove you wrong, K.O. I’ll show you. Conquest isn’t the answer. Help is.”

“And I shall show you that the crux of your way of existing is an error. The destruction of your highest belief, of who you are, shall be my VICTORY over you.”

“…We'll see."
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No. 752747 ID: 7a0bf0

Thank you all for playing! Thank you so much.

Chapter Two should appear this weekend!

It really means a lot to me that this chapter finished, and you can bet that I'm gonna make more. I love every one of you pals and your responses. I hope you had fun, and I hope we have even more fun in the next chapter!

You peeps made this story way better than what I first thought of. All of you are great. :)

Discussion thread is here if you are interested! Feel free to ask anything or talk about anything~ http://tgchan.org/kusaba/questdis/res/101781.html

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No. 752750 ID: 71d443

Aww, KO likes warm hugs!
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