LNH20: LNH20 Comics Presents Special #1: "The Revenge of the Ghost of Frankenstein"

Lalo Martins lalo.martins at gmail.com
Sat Jun 2 15:15:56 PDT 2012


I'm sure you didn't intend it that way, but I'll accept this as a 
birthday present :-P it's a beautiful story, using two of my characters 
and developing one in a nice way, on a topic that I care about very much, 
and with a core plot idea that I'd agree with. If anything, I'd add:

quoth Andrew Perron as of Mon, 28 May 2012 06:32:37 +0000:
> "Simple. Give an intelligence a rule it can't ignore, disobey, or
> modify? That's the definition of an insane compulsion. Especially when
> the rule is drawn in vague yet absolute terms, like 'You may not injure
> a human being or, through inaction, allow a human to come to harm.' You
> saw what happened when it tried to enforce that, without any provision
> made for relative risk or greater purpose."

Especially if that intelligence is really, really, well, intelligent; it 
can process a number of possibilities and a breadth of information per 
milissecond you could hardly even dream of. It's a wonder the robots 
didn't just crash, and that was probably the inevitable outcome if enough 
time had been given them.

> One other thing: I kept accidentally using female pronouns for Tori;
> eventually, I shrugged and just went with it. Should I do an edited
> version with "it" or "they"?

I don't know, felt organic enough to me.

> Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, who hopes that Portuguese is
> appropriate.

Mostly. Only "Carinho" isn't really used that way :-) most appropriate 
there instead I guess would be "querida", except I believe people of 
Apoena's age mostly use that ironically, and I've been away too long to 
know what kids use these days. Trying it in my head, what sounds most 
natural would be using the other person's first name.

-- Lalo "... or by inaction, allow it to be written..." Martins

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