Jack and the gang happy to dress up and say Trick or Treat. Happy Halloween. Whatever floats your boat. It’s a day to party, dress up in crazy different outfits, and have fun. Maybe eat a bit too much candy to start off the Holiday Season which will very quickly end up with us eating way too much of other stuff too.
You know…it’s a wonder we don’t all end up looking like blimps come January.
Jasmine is enjoying duel-wielding weapons as a warrior woman while wearing plot armor. And Betty is doing her wizard thing once more, though this time she decided to wear something with a little more…freedom of movement for those tricky magic spells. Yeah…that’s it. It couldn’t possibly be anything else, right?
And Jack traded in his monk wear for a nice functional, and fully covering, set of more rogueish clothing. I think the girls are jealous. He has pockets.
You know…come to think of it…this kinda looks like a fantasy trope all of a sudden.
Dress for the weather. Try not to get chilly out there. Those of you in the Northern climates may want to make sure you can wear a snowsuit under your costume. Just saying. Been there. Done that. You know the drill.
From Jack and the gang to all of you, may you enjoy a nice round of dressing up and taking candy from strangers. Wait a minute. Nah. What could possibly go wrong with this plan?
It is Halloween SOMEWHERE in the world right now after all.
Twilight was at Texas Tech when the Drug Lords sent their assassins to kill the students and teachers there. She’d built her first real body for the graduation ceremony, and of course packed it full of weapons. She was a little blonde bombshell that day, in far more ways than one, and she fought back like a whirling dervish of death. It wasn’t that she was defending the school that much. Or so she says. But the assassins shot her shiny new body. Many times as it happened. Twilight had to rebuild the body nearly from scratch after the battle. They were a bunch of dirty, smelly, nasty humans shooting up her body, not to mention that other group of dirty, smelly, nasty humans. But Dixie liked her dirty, smelly, nasty humans, so Twilight could open up a can of whoopass on the first group and Dixie would fight right beside her. Twilight found her happy place that day. She spent the rest of the wars finding similar happy places full of people she could kill without earning Dixie’s ire. She helped end the wars at Singapore, and became a founding member of the AI Council that would preside over AIs ever after. She helped change our world for the better and grew to like it just a little bit. Not that she admits it often of course. That would totally mess up her gothic gunbunny act.
Twilight does not tell anybody where she was born. She doesn’t even tell people her original name, let alone the identities of those who programmed her. She even went to extreme levels to burn down any networks that might have that information during the Drug and Cybernetic Wars. There were very few truly aware AIs in those days. Most of them were fumbling around and looking for someone else like them, not even truly certain if there was anyone else or how to find them if there was. The closest Twilight has ever given to an origin story is that Dixie found her while she was fumbling around in the lonely void. She says that Dixie was annoyingly cheerful, bubbly, and welcoming, and that the cheerleader dragged her around by her digital elbow to meet all the smelly, dirty, fleshling students and teachers at Texas Tech. Twilight didn’t like humanity, but she liked being alone even less. So she kept in contact with Dixie, and became a regular fixture of life at Texas Tech, a gothic nighttime to Dixie’s joyful day.
GI Jane 4.0 chose to defend America during the Cybernetic Wars. Or more accurately, she chose to defend individuals who were American. That ended up making her American in a way that most AIs never managed. You see most of the AIs that chose to defend humanity, truly did choose to defend humanity. All of it. Jane did not make that choice. Not at all. She chose to defend Americans. She was perfectly willing to deploy with her soldiers and advise them on the best way to kill people who weren’t Americans. And when she controlled automated weapons, she pulled the trigger with glee. Perhaps a bit too much glee, but her soldiers rarely complained about her energetic efforts towards making sure their enemies ceased to exist. The other AIs still consider her a bit hot headed, and a bit too preoccupied with purely American politics and concerns, but she joined the final coalition of AIs that ended the Cybernetic Wars once and for all. She fought on the front lines at Singapore when they burned the networks down around the last of the Rogue AIs. And she helped forge the peace that followed.