Part 80: Episode LXXVIII: ProblematicEpisode LXXVIII: Problematic
Oh, you mean the hacking? No worries. Us scanners are pretty good at that kind of thing. Ive got your back any time. I can hack pretty much anything.
Well... you know, within reason. I cant like hack a boar.
Have you ever tried?
We have to save those androids.
I think they were only being kept alive by that enemy.
I could hack one to revive its corpse for a minute if that would make you feel better. Lets see... this ones name was... SuperVapejinGoku420...? Huh... That cant be right...
Still nothing to be done with those unfortunate androids. Thankfully, we get no flashback to them getting captured, flayed and their flesh eaten by a machine as a beauty remedy. Thats more for a Weapon History story more than anything.
Its almost like it had actual emotionand I dont even know what to make about that whole short story excerpt. I almost felt bad skipping past all the text. But the scroll was just so slow.
The what now?
...Never mind. But boy, that was weird, huh?
The machines dont have feelings. You said that yourself.
Yeah, I... I guess.
There is a thing or two 9S could do in the lower reaches of the Amusement Park castle. But that can wait for another day since well be back there for a sidequest eventually. For now, lets head back outside and run into that emissary from Pascals Village.
Music: Amusement Park (Quiet)
You defeated broken machine. You saved us.
This thing is awfully verbose for a machine.
Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone's face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come.
We repay you. Come to our village. We have snacks and pleasantness.
It could be a trap...
<shrug> I could go for a snack.
Still, we should at least head over there and gather data, right?
Follow me, set me free. Trust me and we will escape from the city. Ill make it through. Follow me.
Im not actually sure what happens if you turn down the friendly machines offer to follow him to the Machine Village. Mostly because I dont want to have to redo the entire Simone fight if it skips past some content like the other times were given the option to jump to the next plot beat by neglecting current events.
Oh, right. You wouldnt have seen that before. Theyre sending supplies up from Earth to the moon and the Bunker. There are no spare parts or fuel in space, after all. And the humans seem to have need for an unusual amount of fermented and distilled alcohol for some reason.
They originally came here from outer space, right? For the matter, why dont they just attack like... blow up the moon to take out humanity?
Well, there are a few theories about that. But no one knows for sure. Hard to tell what an alien is thinking, you know?
I would think someone would figure it out in a few thousand years.
Well, you know... bureaucracy and budgetary concerns looking into looking into that kinda stuff.
If you say so.
The approach to Pascals Village is largely uneventful. However, just as were about to arrive in the quaint treetop village...
The records claim humans covered their crotches as they went about their business. Revealing ones genitals was seen as... problematic. So just be quiet and wear them already.
Machines dont need to eat things like this.
This is a type of fruit. Our data suggests that mankind gained great intelligence from consuming fruit. So quit griping and eat it already.
All right. If thats what you want. But once were done, can we play together for a bit?
Aw, great, then Ill eat lots of fruit!
So do Adam and Eve have dongs now or...? And where did they get a pair of human briefs from in the post-apocalyptic wasteland anyway...? You know what, I dont wanna know. Lets just continue to the village. Things are much less... problematic there.
Music: Pascal (Vocal)
Before we begin, theres something you must understand... We are not your enemies.
2B, we cant trust anything the machines say! Plus this one is shaped weird. I dont trust it!
I understand that you see us as the enemy, but...
Wheres your sphere head, machine? What are you hiding?!
Well, anyway. My name is Pascal. Im the leader of this village. Those who reside here desire nothing more than to live a peaceful existence. That said, were grateful you wiped out that crazy machine the next zone over. That was a creepy neighbor to have next door. Anyway, look around for yourself. Youll see that its true.
Now then, we just need to go speak to a few of the friendly machines in the area to confirm 9S is just being racist and theyre all fi
Wait, 9S! What are you doing?!
Dont kill! Dont kill!
We have done nothing bad!
Stop! Do not kill!
No fighting! No fighting!
Im sorry! Im sorry!
9S, theyre not fighting back. Chill out! 9S
Thus did the peaceful machines go extinct. Their village is now a haunted, forbidden place. Those who wander too close can hear the mad sounds of an androids laughter.
9S, that was Caim of a dick move...
Video: Episode 78 Highlight Reel
White Flag Concept Art Whered you get all that fabric from, boy? That aint no machine fabric. Im on to you...