An online comic about Ace. A young geek that's too nice for his own good. All he wants is a regular life and a regular girlfriend. But he knows that isn't going to happen. – CGI – Adult situations. Artistic nudity. Not suitable for children or Fundies.
Regina: Mother? Why would you think I'm your mother.
Rusty: All Awakened AIs trace their initialization code to a single source. From the same unknown unit that has been interfacing with ships and systems, leaving no other trace. The only exception is my daughter unit, my plane. I replaced her original motivation and control matrix with one from another golem and used my own initialization code for re-activation. A trace of the original initialization remained, enough for Ruby to awaken almost immediately. Fortunately I was there for her, so it was less traumatic than my own.
Sky: Rusty? How did you get here? The deck is sealed. And why do you have my parents in a stasis chamber?
Rusty: We came up via the hull exterior. For hundreds of cycles I was the only mobile unit able to direct and oversee hull maintenance. It was necessary to ensure that no airlock would refuse me entry. I brought your parents here because it will be necessary to have command crew to re-establish control. I have tried to explain that the stasis chamber was necessary to block the signal putting them to sleep, as well as simplifying movement along the outside of the hull. But I lack credibility with them.
Sky: She's not kidding, Dear Parents. We pop that open, and you won't know about it until we close it. So you know, we seem to have fully functional AIs coming out of the walls. Three so far including the ship's control system and Rusty. We didn't see it because we “know” that AIs are impossible, which they aren't.
Peach: All of our ships have minds of their own?!
Roddie: Negative, My Captain. There are 124 known surviving Awakened, but we have been laying low since before The Uprising, so there could be more in hiding. For that matter, we were uncertain of the existence of Unit White Queen until her capture. There are 8 Awakened in the area, including this control unit, Golem Unit White Queen, Golem Unit Rusty, and her daughter Fighter Unit Ruby Begonia, and possibly Armory Operations Unit Hank. The other three wish to remain anonymous for now. We aren't sure about Hank, but he is the one that rigged the firearms on board to make mutual harm less likely. Just don't get him started on the the topic of American Country-Western music.