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Monday, November 19 2018 - 7:00 AM
By: Neoriceisgood

Humans with human morals.

Cut to beastman.

18684: Anonymous Person - Monday, November 19 2018 - 8:19 AM

I have a bad feeling about this...

18685: Departure_Dave - Monday, November 19 2018 - 9:01 AM

Tobi's value just ratcheted up several pegs.

18686: Mynomdeplume - Monday, November 19 2018 - 9:44 AM

"Human beings with human values"

If as the police man put it 'basic decency' is a human value then you can put yourself in that category mister.

Also, looks like people are going to be VERY interested in Tobi soon. Looks like the junkman was right about Tobi's 'gift'.

18687: Tssha - Monday, November 19 2018 - 10:18 AM

Like Tobi doesn't have a big enough bullseye on her back...

18688: Brilliand - Monday, November 19 2018 - 11:13 AM

How'd Fox know that?

I don't think Tobi has examined a Magilante device in front of Fox... the bomb wasn't a Magilante device, right?

18689: Storm - Monday, November 19 2018 - 11:16 AM

I wonder to what extent Tobi actually understands advanced technology?

When she was introduced, it looked like a lot of her abilities (and her community members') were activated like in a video game, rather than being skills that the player had themself. Abilities like that wouldn't imply her really knowing anything about technology.

But the same chapter showed her constantly working to invent new things, which implies that there are intellectual components to what she can do.

So it seems like there're two cases here:
1. Her understanding is partially video-game-like and partially intellectual.
2. Her understanding is purely intectual, and enhancements from video-game-rewards effectively transformed her mind.

The basic issue is that the ability to understand advanced technical issues isn't some external power that can be gained/lost, but rather it tends to require a person's basic modes of thinking to undergo transformations in how they function. So if Tobi's understanding was augmented by video-game-powers while she's still fully intellectually aware of what's going on, that'd imply that her very mind has been reshaped by the alien forces that gifted her with her abilities.

18690: TheMegax - Monday, November 19 2018 - 11:45 AM

Aaaaand Tobi's in trouble again.

Also, I'm still waiting for that Chekhov's gun in the hippo painting room.

18691: burkfan - Monday, November 19 2018 - 12:20 PM

<3 yellow "mr smile" guy.

18692: Guest - Monday, November 19 2018 - 3:18 PM

Bea is best wingman. Tobi will get sooo much attention after this!

18693: Leo - Monday, November 19 2018 - 6:08 PM

It looks like Tobi has spent many years training in steampunk-style magic tool invention. She uses the meta-game 'scanning' ability to see the inner workings of a device without needing to take it apart, but her own intelligence to actually understand what each component does.

18694: Author's Note - Monday, November 19 2018 - 6:33 PM



18695: Saiko - Tuesday, November 20 2018 - 1:00 AM

Yes, Levin. Some of you are psychopaths, who are like other species than humans. More like vampires or evil robots when it comes to their "values".

18696: Brilliand - Tuesday, November 20 2018 - 2:00 AM

I'm wondering if Tobi is actually from Magilante.

18697: Bisected - Tuesday, November 20 2018 - 3:29 AM

Tobi's in trouble.

18698: Some guy - Tuesday, November 20 2018 - 5:08 AM

Don't forget that Video Game skills are typically meant to be abstractions of actual abilities.

So they do in fact imply some sort of understanding of the thing. We can't necessarily tell if it is intellectual or instinctual, but she "gets" magilante tech somehow.

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