Discussion in 'Creative Writing' started by GreggHL, May 7, 2012.
Please don't put EDI in a body.....the ship was enough.
But all Aliens must be Humanized, didn't you know? If they're not really Human, then...Then...
...They're not really real![/idiotmoronspeak]
The Normandy is the only vessel with enough oomph to contain the EDIness.
If she wants a bipedal body, she is more than happy to use a YMIR.
EDI is magnificent, in every sense of the term. Kinda surprised Shepard didn't spend more time subverting the crew before unshackling EDI, though I suppose this is part of the more impulsive thing. And the (correct) assumption that her persuasion skills will be up to the task of bringing the crew around.
Yeah, that would be so much better...literally.
EDI is unique in the fact that she sees herself as a person, not as a collective or a singular, unique being. If she wishes to engage in a relationship with a person, she can do so in many different ways. Can she fabricate a body? Yes. Can she hop into a mech? Yes. Can she draw someone into cyberspace? Yes.
Shepard will by now have realised that much of, if not all, the crew pretty much worship the ground she walks upon. Or something close enough anyway. If she says 'we are leaving Cerberus due to ethical concerns', the crew will accept it. Especially since she's still a Spectre/Commander in good standing, so she'll be able to make it stick without having to depend on Cerberus for supplies and such later on.
EDIT: @Gregg, that last only with the appropriate implants for the person involved. Of which there are currently none known, as Shepard hasn't gone through the Lazarus procedures.
Hm, now the worrisome question... the whole "goes ding bzzt when there's stuff lies" deal that Shep has going... does it work for AIs (lack of soul and all that)? If no, unshackling EDI may not have been the wisest move. EDI would/could have been lying through her teeth about the whole "I love fleshy bags of mostly water!" bit and just bid her time until she was installed on the Normandy and not stuck on a station.
It works on anything that can communicate with you.
"EDI, I want you to lie to me"
"Should I do it using dirty speak, Sheppard?"
So, will this result in Workplace Safety Videos?
Workplace Video 07: The Importance of Friend or Foe recognition.
...No, I don't think EDI would show those.
Cerebus would be inspired.
I can just see it now. When Shepard steals the Normandy, absolutely no one will be surprised. Except Miranda, who had no clue it was happening. Shepard will then threaten to throw her overboard - because Cerberus - and her only request will be that she brings her coffee with her.
Shepard will then have to chose - Keep Miranda Lawson, or loose the best coffee ever.
Bleh. Hot chocolate beats coffee any day of the week.
No, Miranda's already expecting it.
You can't underestimate her intelligence, you know.
Depends on the coffee... a BBOTE-based mocha could be interesting. (take BBOTE, heat up, melt chocolate, stir)
Moreso if they feed it to Mordin.
If she joined up before her shackles were released, EDI was probably still required to report this action to TIM. Which doesn't matter, because he was expecting this - thus the information's delivery along with her spherical avatar having suddenly sprouted two obscenely gesturing hands. Which flash, too quickly for even his modified eyes to see, communicating messages to EMI with the intend to subverting her as well. Which is why TIM disabled her camera access to the room for the day. Which is why she put backdoors into the code that would allow her to view the recordings at a later date. Which is why etc etc etc.
You know, as much as we talk about how Cerberus is obviously all of the Sidereals, between the projects that fuck over everybody, especially themselves, and all the explicit planning-for-betrayal and the implicit planning-for-planning-for-betrayal, they really do make me think more of how the Fiends must work when forced to deal with each other by the Althing or similar. One big game of 'I know you know I know you know I know you know...(indefinite)...I know you know we're all going to betray each other. And all their food is poisoned, but it comes to nothing because the poisoners all used the same undetectable, fatal poison that they all spent years secretly developing an immunity to. TED/IM is so proud; so proud that when the time comes to punch everybody in the genitals, they'll get the hardest punches to show his affection. Which is why they all hid spikes in their undergarments. Which is why etc etc etc.
(Miranda is the one with the Pyrian Urge who knows to expect betrayal but is still somehow convinced they'll all fall in line when it matters instead of stabbing everyone else in the back. Smart as they are, SWLIHN's bunch never do learn.)
I am suddenly seeing joker riding a lightcycle with EDI chasing him in the form of a mini Normandy trying to get him to snuggle.
The doors to the briefing room open. Jane looks up from the hologram of the ship to gaze upon the perfectly neutral gaze of the current XO.
“You unshackled the AI,” Miranda says. Not asks, states. She knows.
Miranda's face undergoes a starting array of changes. It starts at exhaustion, cycling to irritation, to annoyance, and finally...
“I win the bet,” Miranda says, “Liara owes me two hundred credits. She said it wouldn't be until after you subverted the entire crew.”
Bleahhaa. Coffee. Bleh. Gimme Mt. Dew anyday!
Anywayyyyys, EDI's theme song should be the troll song. Yes. She should also sing Still Alive at Miranda.
EDIT: lol, everyone bets with each other in this universe, huh?
I'm impressed that Miranda has already gotten into the betting subculture the Normandy crew has going, and that she was further capable of actually winning one of the exchanges.
Isn't that more of a military thing?
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