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Sunday, July 28 2019 - 1:07 AM
By: Neoriceisgood

Give me the run down.

Sounds fair.

20285: Potatopeelerkind - Sunday, July 28 2019 - 2:42 AM

"It's merely an ego thing on my part."

Points for honesty. Is this APTGG Noah reborn?

20286: Silver - Sunday, July 28 2019 - 4:09 AM

So Burk blew his cover by not fighting this time.

20287: Chris E. - Sunday, July 28 2019 - 4:13 AM

As has been said before, this security is rather flawed... Mini-Cha really should be able to withhold information without revealing that there is information being withheld.
I also wonder whether Mini-Cha will see and reveal Piper's identity if Nightshade Hero asks. It seems likely that Heroland will know of her and not consider her a secret, but I don't know whether Mini-Cha's scanning abilities can see through the disguise.
Of course, if Piper is well known they could always say that the disguise is just to stop her being hassled by her adoring fans.

20288: Storm - Sunday, July 28 2019 - 5:47 AM

@ChrisE.

Pablo seems to have a similar flaw in his security logic. I mean, normally, Pablo seems pretty savvy on matters of diplomacy.

Just minutes ago, a Mini-cha informed Pablo that she enrolled them in the Lost Children Program. This means that the Mini-cha's are actively analyzing them *and* reporting those analyses to the authorities.

And now Pablo's just loudly shouted that Burk tends to get into random fights -- with at least *two* Mini-cha's listening. Seems like, if a Mini-cha would automatically enroll them in a Lost Children Program, Pablo'n'friends are likely also on a people-who-pick-fights list -- which isn't necessarily against the rules there, but still something that the authorities are sure to want to keep tabs on.

Really, it's a horrible diplomatic blunder; it'd seem like something Pablo should know better than to do, if Burk weren't involved. But it seems like Pablo's normal reasoning skills can become a bit confused when Burk's involved.

And now we've just witnessed that Heroland's own security systems have a silly security flaw that can be exploited when it comes to the likes of Burk.

So, who's at fault here? Do we fault Heroland and Pablo for their lapses in judgement in failing to implement appropriate logic for dealing with these situations?

Or, are we witnessing Burk's reality-distortion bubble affecting everything around him like a hidden pandemonium power?

20289: Bisected - Sunday, July 28 2019 - 6:56 AM

He seems too cool to be trustworthy.

20290: Tom - Sunday, July 28 2019 - 7:11 AM

Wait, what's with Burk's reaction? Is he freaked out because his secret identity is hinted at, or because he didn't know he had one?

20291: Cluedrew - Sunday, July 28 2019 - 7:13 AM

I love Burk's expression in the moment when he realizes Heroland not only has files on him, but they are classified.

@ChrisE: I'm starting to wonder to good of a diplomat Pablo actually is. He hasn't had any great diplomatic successes yet, although part of that has been the situation definitely. On the other hand a diplomat is not the same thing as a spy and although both want to keep secrets the diplomat needs a level of good faith with their hosts, so that might be a factor.

As for Heroland, the mistake happened through an artificial intelligence that was probably not designed for this. I think their main mistake was connecting the tourist facing Mini-cha to the main data-base instead of a modified "all access levels" one.

And then of course there is the possibility we are looking into this far more than Neorice ever intended.

20292: Ghost - Sunday, July 28 2019 - 9:43 AM

You know what if there actually is a totally seperate Agent called Burk....

20293: TheMegax - Sunday, July 28 2019 - 3:27 PM

Burk an undercover hero? Probably not, but it's definitely sent from above.


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