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Zelda ([personal profile] sageprincess) wrote2012-11-25 01:24 pm
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Zelda's Notes - Tower of Animus


- Fellowship Delegation stuff

- Jason's Q&A, May
     (To be filled in later)

- Dax's Q&A, November
     (To be filled in later)

- Ruana's Q&A, November
      - RS917514
           - What were they testing?
                - Not everyone can walk
           - What were the noises in the background?
                - Interference, caused by "too much pressure in the room, probably" & psionics
           - How did she go from test subject to administrator?
                - "They killed themselves," refused to answer when pressed if her powers had something to do with their deaths
           - Feed ended poorly - pressing questions Ruana does not wish to answer is ill-advised.

      - SM1449668
           - Mentioned files like these being put up a long time ago, "when all those people thought they could be going home for real" - Ruana put them up
           - "Who are they? All those people trying to speak up at once and they just don't shut up and--" ???
                - "It's okay, that's how it was a long time ago. I was only zero-three-seven, right? But they're dead now so it's quiet, mostly."
           - We are the only ones who don't die - "Why are we able to come back?"
                - "Probably because you're here and not at home"
           - "The collars don't keep us alive, they keep us here. Yes or no?"
                - "It's both"

      - Enoch
           - "If you weren't walking, what were you using to move, back then?"
                - "Psionics"
           - "The noises that were captured don't sound human."
                - "Some of them were, some of them weren't."
           - "May I ask what the ones that weren't were, and where they came from?"
                - "My psionics are dangerous, especially walking."
           - Topic change: bodies and spirits, "you have bodies and spirits"
           - "Do you have any idea why this place might be called a 'tower of souls'?"
                - "I didn't name it. Maybe that's what it was researching."
           - Was? What does it research now? The destruction of our worlds?
                - "Dax really wants to fix it. He's not lying, you know."
           - Do you have a better idea of what caused the destruction?
                - "Yes. No. Maybe."
           - "What is your best guess?"
                - "A lot of power. Pushing."
           - "How long has it been since the destruction started?"
                - "A thousand years."
           - Ruana is older than 1000
           - "Do most of you live that long?"
                - "It's based on powers."
           - "Do many live as long as you do?"
                - "I don't think so."

      - HM1753571
           - Why is she "quiet usually"?
                - "I get tired so I have to sleep a lot."
           - "What makes you so tired, though?"
                - "I don't know, I wish I did because maybe then I could be awake more."

      - ER1523463
           - "Who was experimenting on her? Why?"
                - "Tower."
           - "That little boy, the one in the control room. Is he like you?"
                - "I like Zo, he's my favorite."
           - "Is he as strong as you are? Does he have the potential to be?"
                - "Sort of. We don't do the same things. So maybe he can't run as fast as me but he can jump higher. Something like that."
           - Why does he listen to you? Because he has to or because he wants to?
                - "Both."

      - Zelda
           - "You have a strength unusual to your kind."
                - "That's why I was picked."
           - To what end?
                - "This tower's ends."
           - They put you in charge of the Tower?
                - "No. Well, sort of. It was an accident."
           - What were they planning for you to accomplish before the accident?
                - "It worked."
           - What worked?
                - "What they wanted to do. It worked."
           - Ruana refused to clarify what she meant
           - Other recording is a prayer she used to say for whoever taught it to her, but she forgot who they were.
           - At the suggestion of looking through old records, she said she would "have Riki look," stating she did not "want to remember the wrong things."
           - "Memories are just that - images you have kept over the years. They cannot hurt you any more than you allow them to."
                - "They can hurt. So I forget them."

      - Ganondorf Dragmire
           - Foolish man.
           - Offshoot conversation asked, "were there a lot of others?" In the experiment?
                - "At least 37. At least zero-three-seven."
           - Were the other administrators experiments too?
                - "No."

      - L1700690
           - Brought up footage of the boy who had his collar removed; "You'd die without [the collar], it's like losing too much blood."
           - Why do we need the collars?
                - "You're not in your own universe. People need suits to go into space, right?" ???
           - Does that mean there's something poisonous about the Tower?
                - "Metaphorically," refused to elaborate
           - Nature of death came up; Ruana insisted that we don't actually die. Never came up with a name for it, but likened it to "breaking."

      - LS1405328
           - Not much of note within the main line of questioning
           - Offshoot conversations, however, reveal the Tower's official name to be "Tower Designation Animus," or "Tower of Animus."
           - It has always been called that, for as long as Ruana can remember.
                - (Which might not be very long at all, given her penchant to "forget")
           - One of the meanings of 'animus' is apparently "soul."

      - SK1651874
           - Why are they doing this?
                - "Research. All towers are for research."
           - There are multiple towers.
           - Offshoot conversation: How long have you been watching us.
                - "Years."
           - Zo is the one who brings people here; It is easiest to contact him when Jason's in charge.

      - OH1729357
           - Ruana is from this world, but wasn't born in the Tower like the rest.
           - She came here from "the door."
           - "Is it safe to use the door to leave?"
                - "No. Not for us, or for you."
           - There are "not human monsters" outside.

      - JS1651862
           - Nothing particularly noteworthy.

      - KV1152346
           - How badly did you hurt them?
                - "They did it to themselves. Even if they didn't."
           - Why not leave the place when everyone died?
                - "It would get lonely."

      - JS1481674
           - The "door" is at "the bottom."
           - There is a city outside. The people there are "not exactly the same" as the admins.
           - We would apparently die if we were to go to the city - truly die. The only reason Ruana gave was was because "we shouldn't be here."
           - Ruana was kept in cells like the ones on Floor 43 - the actual cell she was kept in still exists, but she "doesn't go there."
           - When someone offered to remove her number from the cell, she refused, saying "It would just put itself back on."

      - B1254015
           - Nothing particularly noteworthy.

      - NT1609155
           - "Is there a connection between why our worlds are destroyed and what happened during those experiments?"
                - "I don't think so."
           - "Do you know why our worlds were destroyed? Or any idea?"
                - "Yes."
           - "Would you be willing to tell me why, if I ask you the correct question?"
                - "I forgot."
           - "What year is it here?"
                - "1000? 1001? Maybe. It changed and I lost track of it."
                     - The 'virus' started 1000 years ago. Started here?
           - Ruana refused to answer "1000 after what?"

      - Majora
           - Majora is doing well.

      - CS1186421
           - "Nothing ever changes, does it?"
                - "Some things change."

      - Madoka Kaname
           - Some talk about the costumes; does she truly not understand how her games cause pain?

      - A1726335
           - "For our supposed rescuers, you guys are pretty messed up, aren't you?"
                - "They don't know a lot of the things I know. Don't be too mad at them."

      - MN1619129
           - Nothing particularly noteworthy.

      - M1503961
           - Nothing particularly noteworthy.

      - BT1162897
           - Nothing particularly noteworthy.

      - L1601008
           - "Were the experiments cruel?"
                - "Yes. It hurts to use psionics more than you're used to. Like using muscles you haven't used in a long time."
           - "I was awake all last month so I'll sleep for a while."
           - "When you're awake is when you watch people, right?"
               - "I can watch when I'm asleep."
           - Does any of what you see give you bad dreams?
               - "You can't dream when you're watching things."
           - So dreaming is one thing you've never watched?
               - "I don't like it when I dream. That's why I watch."
           - What about just resting then? Not dreaming or watching?
               - "I can't do that."
           - "Watching means no dreams. So I like watching."

      - KI1717465
           - Nothing particularly noteworthy.

      - Legolas
           - She says she doesn't know why she sleeps so much.
           - If we want to help expedite the process of returning home, we should ask Dax, she says.

      - JS1649538
           - Nothing particularly noteworthy.

      - GK1621949
           - Nothing particularly noteworthy. (What is "soccer"?)

      - KT1520149
           - Nothing particularly noteworthy.

      - SG1161858
           - Ruana can "make herself forget."
           - "How?"
                - "The same way I do anything else."
           - "Lucky you then, for being able to forget that easily."
                - "I had to learn how first."

      - LF1381104
           - Nothing particularly noteworthy.

      - NB1714471
           - Managed to get Ruana to use the voice function; she seemed like she was far away from the terminal
           - This girl is talking about organizing a welcoming committee - should find her if I get the chance.

      - EZ1622964
           - "You said that Jason runs the experiments here, right? Why do you let him do that?"
                - "Jason is Jason. He needs to be Jason."
           - "What happens if he isn't Jason?"
                - "Then he shouldn't exist at all."

      - J1612233
           - Whose accident was it regarding releasing these recordings?
                - "I was asleep. It was either Riki or Dax. Dax is too thorough though, so it probably wasn't him."
           - "Is that to say Riki is not as thorough as the others?"
                - "It's more that Dax is more thorough than anyone else."

      - FB1147857
           - "Why were you wishing for such things, in that first part? What made you wish things like that?"
                - "It's something they told me to do."

      - CA1715605
           - Nothing particularly noteworthy.

      - SS1594152
           - Nothing particularly noteworthy.

      - Legolas? Again?
           - "How many steps did it take?"
                - "Ten."
           - "How many will we take?"
                - "That's up to you isn't it."

      - LC1359413
           - "Do you still recite it?"
                - "No."
           - "Were you born in this tower or brought from somewhere else?"
                - "I lived outside a long time ago."
           - "Do you want to go back?"
                - "Not anymore."
           - "Because this place is too much fun for you, or some other reason?"
                - "The tower would get lonely."
           - "Is the tower lonely often?"
                - "It's not now."

      - GB1736935
           - "They must have hurt you a lot."
                - "Yes. It hurt them too but they still did it."

      - Kidou
           - Nothing particularly noteworthy. ('Soccer' again...)

      - U1491666
           - "Walking usually doesn't make that sound. I think."
                - "Walking doesn't make any sound. For me."
           - "Is it since you can walk without touching the ground?"
                - "I can do that too. But this was different."
           - "Is that why they told you to walk without walking?"
                - "I wasn't very good at it then."

      - Reno
           - Nothing particularly noteworthy.

      - KS1687689
           - "What were you hoping for when you offered that prayer?"
                - "I pray the lord my soul to keep."
           - "Do you still say that prayer?"
                - "No. He never took it
           - "You mean God never took your soul? Or could you mean that he didn't accept your offering?"
                - "It's better to drown, or burn to death in a fire, or be skinned and roasted alive than to lose your soul in the tower of animus."

      - S1334601
           - Nothing particularly noteworthy.

      - MA1157233
           - Nothing particularly noteworthy.

      - SA1690500
           - Nothing particularly noteworthy.

      - AS1609982
           - Nothing particularly noteworthy.

      - SM1738804
           - Nothing particularly noteworthy.

      - HK1343660
           - Nothing particularly noteworthy.

      - Riku
           - In keeping with her seeing everything as a game, she calls the items we receive from home "consolation prizes."

Astral Projection
     (To be filled in later)

Administrative Q&A, February
     (To be filled in later)