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  1. Story, Monday March 5, 2018

    The question isn't, "Why Ellens?" The body Magus gets out of this, generated by the DD, will be female, thus more than one Ellen. Arguably, the counter question is, "Why Elliots?", but Magus is a true Elliot*, so perhaps he will be treated as both an Elliot and an Ellen for the purposes of this story. *Ellen has a copy of Elliot's memories, but did not actually live through them. Supposedly, the dichotomy between a newborn soul and a lifetime of memories would inevitably lead to madness if steps had not been taken to age her soul through an AU dream sequence. Same place my, and apparently everybody elses', minds went. Not only could these items suddenly be of great power and/or utility, I expect them to in some way fulfill Murphy's law. Hmm. I was wondering how Sirleck and Ellen were going to be separated without serious harm to Ellen, as I doubt Sirleck would voluntarily release a healthy body with a lot of magic to it. I wonder, though, what effect the DD would have on them. Would it create a free Ellen and a new, Sirleck possessed Ellen? How about restoring Sirleck's humanity? So many ways this could roll. I'm rarely excited about story reveals, or by much of anything**, but I am definitely looking forward to seeing where this story will head. **A side effect of being a calm, serene person is a lack of energized anticipation. It really helps deal with disappointments in life, but at an expense of fun. I've been trying to stay out of forums because I was wasting way too much of my days feeding my addiction to them, so this comment is a little dated,, but I supposeVoltaire was far more successful at traumatizing Tedd Prime, at least in the revised backstory. Dan has said he made that Tedd's story lighter as a retcon because he didn't like how dark he was planning on taking things, but "less dark" could mean so many things.
  2. NP Monday December 4, 2017

    The Mythbusters thing Dan mentions in the commentary was one of many "myths" they tested where they missed the entire point. If you are in shelter and/or know that help is coming, then alcohol is ab bad idea, as it will speed up heat loss. However, if you are in dire straits and need to drag yourself to shelter, then alcohol is exactly what you need. It will counteract your body's response to extreme hypothermia, restoring the ability to walk and some fine motor skills(essential if you're trying to build a fire), though only for a short time. That's where the story comes from, and one of the reasons mountain guides typically did carry some form of spirit with them.
  3. Very little time has passed since then. This seems to be only a few days after that, in the 10/13 update. The slow pace is not helped by there only being two updates a week.
  4. Solutions to the vault

    I find this kind of discussion to be far more fun in a forum. So, what other solutions do you see for these defenses? What problems do you have with the solutions thus far posed? For example, I don't see how Deus's solution can work since nothing that isn't alive can pass through the field, so, how does the item in the field make its way out? A pipe like tube made of living matter, such as a bunch of bamboo shoots twisted around to create an opening through the middle that is shielded on all sides by (soon to be dead) living material would exploit the same hole in the logic Sciona used, without the added cost of murdering an associate in front of other associates who would then realize this was their last chance to turn on Sciona instead, before they were used to open other vaults. Instead, what Deus did killed the bamboo while it passed through the field, and then destroyed that dead bamboo when it attempted to move back out, proving that the dagger didn't get out simply by the field only blocking travel in one direction. My preferred ways to enter the vault would be A: stepping outside of the reality and then reentering inside the vault. Protecting completely against that would be effectively impossible since anything outside of reality would be outside of whatever laws of nature you are exploiting to protect against intrusion. Alternately, you could move into the past, before the vault was built, and hide yourself behind an atom or two, or shift slightly to the side in a non-euclidean direction(i'e' avoid the wards against travel by already being there, just hiding in a direction nobody looks.), while you wait for the vault to be vulnerable thanks to your staged attacks, regardless of how long that wait might be. A construct could be left in such a manner with something that will rupture the wards from the inside, should you not want to spend millennia playing Solitaire. This forum sees very little use, but perhaps this will garner some interesting comments nonetheless.
  5. Story Monday October 9, 2017

    This is why it bugs me so much. I'll rewrite or rephrase something a dozen times and still not be happy with it.
  6. Story Monday October 9, 2017

    OCD is generally considered to be an anxiety issue. In my case, though, I have the compulsion without anxiety forming as a result of not giving in. It's patterns that I reflexively fall into when not consciously suppressing them, and a nagging pressure at the back of my mind saying* "Check it. Check it again. Are you sure you checked it?" and, "You know, there's only 50 more things you need to complete your collection/game/etc. You don't need sleep, you don't need work, you need to complete that collection." The one I think that bothers me the most is when I'm talking/typing/etc. that insists that what I've said might be misconstrued, and so I have to over explain. At length. Far past any reasonable concerns, I just have to keep explaining and explaining.... I have enough self awareness and self control to mostly contain these issues, but the compulsions still nag me. *Not in words, mind you. That would be schizophrenia, which the voices in my head insist I don't have..
  7. NP Monday April 25, 2016

    I'm pretty obsessive about trying to play every way, but I've found a number of games where the options are so evil I simply cannot play that way. I've even hacked a game's reward system to give me the necessary prerequisites to unlock options because I couldn't stomach 'earning' that option by playing it. Also, it seems I managed to kick my forum habit long enough to get my account deleted. I'm going to try to avoid getting this remade account to the post count I had before(several thousand). I include this only to say that I am the same Wyrd42 from before, should any of my old friends(such as The Old Hack) care about that.