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ʟɪʟʟɪᴀɴ "ʟᴇᴛ ᴛʜᴇ sɪɴ ʙᴇɢɪɴ" ᴄʀᴀᴡʟᴇʏ ([personal profile] glassbox) wrote in [community profile] capeandcowl2013-04-15 08:32 pm

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-- ain't puttin' up with this again.

[ the camera jostles a little before the feed becomes steady, focusing on lillian crawley's aggravated face.

it's hard to tell what's making her mad -- the list of things that could set her off probably stretches around the earth twice -- but you might notice on the couch behind her is a humanoid woman with vibrant blue dreadlocks and white eyes. she's dressed in a large sweater and little else -- and judging by the scratches on her arms and her throat, it was a fight for lil to get even that on her.
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I ain't. Someone else can babysit her goddamn bot ass. If she thinks I'm gonna let her stay here after she comes waltzin' in, tellin' me my husband's really gone an' she's upset about it --

[ lil purses her lips. her face is angry, but the slight break in her voice suggests she's choosing anger over more miserable feelings right now. ]

Someone come an' take her. Before she blows her own goddamn head off again.
professorlionface: (pic#5893026)

VIDEO;

[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-04-16 07:20 am (UTC)(link)
[Hank stares at the camera with some surprise, then behind him at the blue robotic husk lying on one of his examination tables. He does this a couple times.]

Well. That's interesting.
Edited (why did i type voice) 2013-04-16 07:21 (UTC)
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[personal profile] heartlessglitch 2013-04-16 08:27 am (UTC)(link)
[ she leans close to the screen, her attention on her metal body more than hank himself at first.

finally:
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Yes.

Hello, Hank. I suspect I inconvenienced you.
professorlionface: (Well...that's something.)

[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-04-16 02:42 pm (UTC)(link)
This is hardly about me being inconvenienced. Are you alright?
heartlessglitch: (pic#5926803)

[personal profile] heartlessglitch 2013-04-16 06:21 pm (UTC)(link)
I am recovering physically, yes.
professorlionface: (Can't be overly concerned at the moment!)

[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-04-16 08:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, the physical is hardly the sole concern. After examining the, uh... [He looks behind him again. "Corpse" doesn't sound like the right word when he's actually talking to her.] ...injuries, I've made a few guesses at the cause, but I'm mostly still speculating.

What happened?
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[personal profile] heartlessglitch 2013-04-16 09:34 pm (UTC)(link)
I experienced a severe hardware malfunction. I attempted to repair myself, but my processing code was disrupted by Madison's sudden removal from this dimension and I was not capable of approaching the repair procedure rationally.
professorlionface: (I'll take your word for it.)

[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-04-17 11:54 pm (UTC)(link)
A lack of rationality? I suppose I had assumed it was a feedback issue, especially given the surge you had sent through the rest of the building.

The cause, well...that's what I thought it might have been.
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[personal profile] heartlessglitch 2013-04-18 02:35 am (UTC)(link)
[ in a short and quiet tone: ]

Yes. I underestimated the possible effect his absence would have.
professorlionface: (All the way up there?)

[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-04-19 01:47 am (UTC)(link)
Are we talking psychological or physiological? ...In as much as that term could apply to a synthetic lifeform. You mentioned an "irrationality" that seemed to cause it, which throws my original conclusion in question.
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[personal profile] heartlessglitch 2013-04-19 06:13 am (UTC)(link)
It was primarily a hardware error, but my code was also affected. It is difficult to articulate properly. There was no filter between our minds. We shared in everything.
professorlionface: (I'll take your word for it.)

[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-04-20 06:49 am (UTC)(link)
Sort of like having a piece of your own psyche torn out, I'd imagine. Or at least how I would imagine that must feel like to begin with.

To...hmm. To what degree does your code remain intact in this form?
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[personal profile] heartlessglitch 2013-04-20 06:21 pm (UTC)(link)
I am uncertain. When I was restored to my mechanical form after my previous death, integration of my human experiences and re-initialization was-- [ a half-beat ] Strange.

I can only say that I feel relatively functional now.
professorlionface: (All the way up there?)

[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-04-21 02:57 am (UTC)(link)
I suppose it's partly a curiosity how the code translates, exactly. But I also suppose this isn't quite the time to ponder that.

Do you have anywhere to stay?

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professorlionface: (Wait till I tell Facebook about it!)

[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-04-16 02:43 pm (UTC)(link)
It is a little curious that she chose to see you first. But it's alright, she's not your responsibility to keep for the longterm.
professorlionface: (Sounds questionable)

[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-04-16 08:26 pm (UTC)(link)
I was afraid that might be the case.

[He pauses, frowns, and looks back at the screen.] How are you holding up?
professorlionface: (Deeper than you realize.)

[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-04-16 08:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Dealing with these kind of departures can be heavy work. There's nothing you really can do, except to continue your life.
professorlionface: (I'll have to think about this.)

[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-04-17 11:58 pm (UTC)(link)
You miss him, probably only exacerbated by missing what you used to have before. It's understandable in the circumstances.

But it can't last forever, either.
professorlionface: (Hmph.)

[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-04-19 01:49 am (UTC)(link)
I understand. It deserves some time.

But you can't let it take everything, either.
professorlionface: (Well...that's something.)

[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-04-19 04:33 am (UTC)(link)
That's part of the problem. You've been mourning the loss for a while already, even while he was still here. You've both been mourning each other so much that you let it consume you.

I know it isn't easy to be told, much less to do act on, but I really can't stress the importance enough.

I'm not speaking as someone without experience, either. Not necessarily in the same context, but I know what it's like to have everything in your life suddenly become something it was never supposed to be.

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