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Rinzler / Tron ([personal profile] notglitching) wrote in [community profile] thisavrou_log2017-06-27 11:39 am

Follow the sunlight down

Who: Closed to the Tron-Undertale Trainwreck Cast & Friends
When: June 24, shortly before the player plot ends
Where: The Center for Created Oversight and Affairs (Earth 91c)
What: Rinzler and Alan get in trouble; everyone else gets them out. With worse trouble. And frisbees that are brains that might be bombs?
Warnings: Mindscrew references for pretty near everyone. Personhood issues. VIOLENCE AND FRIENDSHIP, which are strangely inextricable.

"Multiple injured. One dead. In a world priding itself on peace and plenty, a utopia where Creators and Created have flourished together for centuries, the incident is horrifying to the extreme. Unthinkable that a Created would commit this kind of violence. Terrifying, that it isn't the first time. Eastgate City has been shaken since the attack at the rally, and to have another case of bloodshed so soon...

It truly is fortunate, that the matter has been closed.

Two nights ago, visiting Creator Alan Bradley was taken into custody following an outbreak of violence outside a local bar. Witnesses reported that Bradley's program initiated an unprovoked assault on passerby attempting conversation, agitating a child on the scene to join the fight as well. Though the child was initially believed to be responsible for the glitched program, Bradley proved able to control it on arrival—though not before his negligence resulted in a death."
The news goes on. It lists Ingress records and testimonials, identifying Alan Bradley as an offworld programmer clearly responsible for his creation's faults. A few sources even mention his effort to send away the program, and speculate darkly about what for. Not that it matters. Not long after the initial reports leaked, full of shock and rage and calls for retribution, Bradley's creation surrendered to the CCOA. That part, at least, no one speaks of with surprise. Even the most damaged Created know the debt they owe their keepers.

Besides, they don't know how to operate alone.

True, that Rinzler wasn't written to. True, that any risk to Alan-one is unacceptable—especially as a result of choices that he made. Rinzler attacked the users on the street. Chara helped, but he initiated, and Tron's maker only came to stop the harm he dealt from going further.

Still, not everything makes it to the news. There's no reference to Rinzler's missing disks. Not a word of the standoff that has built behind closed doors. On this world, as on any other, code is just another form of property—but Rinzler is Alan's property, requiring his creator's permission to modify or open up. It's not something that should have been an issue—the crimes the visitor is charged with are enough to warrant exile a dozen times over. Except that Alan Bradley has refused to leave without his program.

So they wait.

The stalemate won't last. Motions are underway already: invoking exigency for the risk posed to and by a program with no backup, filing to have Alan Bradley forcibly removed or else prosecuted as a native to their world. It won't last, but it's been long enough for those aware of the arrests to gather.

And possibly, prepare a less legal response.
yorisearching: (smile)

[personal profile] yorisearching 2017-06-30 06:23 am (UTC)(link)
[The risks Yori took were minor compared to everyone else, but it still warms her to hear praise from Alan-One. She smiles at him.]

You're welcome. I'm glad I could do something to help--and that it worked out.

[Sort of. Well. They're alive and free of that planet, at least.]

And you, are you all right?

[Yori knows how Tron took being imprisoned by the MCP: he never stopped fighting, but even his stubborn spirit was bruised. Alan-One has the same stubbornness in a design with much less physical strength.]
alan_1: (you know who i am)

[personal profile] alan_1 2017-06-30 11:59 pm (UTC)(link)
I’m fine. Just glad to be out of there, really.

[Being imprisoned had been unpleasant. Knowing Rinzler would suffer for every day that he failed to come to an agreement with their captors was much worse. Given their differing circumstances, Alan hardly thinks he’s the one people should be concerned about.

He gives Yori a wan smile.]


With such a timely jailbreak, I don’t have much reason to complain.
yorisearching: (skeptical)

[personal profile] yorisearching 2017-07-03 05:58 pm (UTC)(link)
[As worried as she is and has been for Rinzler, Yori isn't much reassured by Alan-One claimng he is fine. The term seems equivalent to Rinzler's functional and leaves as much out.]

They hadn't gotten around to hurting you, then?

[Besides the imprisonment and all its implicit threats, that is, which someone less stubborn than Tron's User might have said was reason enough to complain a little. Yori wants to prod at least some reassurance she can believe out of Alan-One.]
alan_1: (why are you like this)

[personal profile] alan_1 2017-07-04 12:37 am (UTC)(link)
[Alan looks surprised at the question. Then his voice softens, more genuine this time around.]

No. No, of course not.

[They’d threatened and harangued and leveled all kinds of accusations at him. There were a few of them, Alan could tell, who truly hated him. He wasn’t just a criminal in their eyes. He was an abuser by deed and a murderer by proxy, who showed his continuing unrepentance by refusing to cooperate with their investigation. But they’d never laid a hand on him in violence. He had rights, after all.]

They knew how to be humane to a “Creator.” [There’s a note of bitter sarcasm to that word. He’s heard it enough for a lifetime in the past month.] The worse they could’ve done is put me in prison.

[It hardly seems worth mentioning, compared to what they would’ve done to Rinzler.]
yorisearching: (peaceful)

[personal profile] yorisearching 2017-07-04 05:01 am (UTC)(link)
[Creator. She doesn't like the concept as described by the Users of 91c, but she likes the bitter self-directed tone even less.]

No one would be any happier if you'd been harmed. I hope you know how much Tron and Rinzler and I have always wanted you safe. Rinzler's made it obvious how much he cares.

[She refuses to include Clu, even though he might have been a little bit useful this one time. Relying on any assumptions about what Clu wants will only end badly. Whatever he wants, he hurt Tron, and he's still pressuring Rinzler; she can't forgive that.]

Of course I'm as worried about Rinzler as you are, but being trapped while people you can't fight threaten someone you care about is rough whether you come out of it with visible damage or not.

[The many programs Yori cared about had become a litany of pain before Tron finally escaped.]

It's okay to talk about whatever you feel. I hope you'll try to set a good example for Rinzler.

[It's a wry flicker, but sincere. Tron, Rinzler, Alan-One, each as stubborn as the next....but Rinzler has so few good influences compared with a long necessity of accepting pain.]
alan_1: (concerned dadface2)

[personal profile] alan_1 2017-07-07 10:08 pm (UTC)(link)
[Alan seems surprised by Yori’s words—and somewhat chastened.]

I didn’t mean to imply that none of you cared, [he says quickly.] It’s just… I don’t feel I have much reason to complain when I wasn’t the one in danger. [At least, not as much danger as Rinzler had been in. His expression turns sheepish at Yori’s last admonishment, though it’s not without a hint of puzzlement.]

Do you really think he gets that from me? [It’s an honest question. Alan has never really considered that the program—or anyone—would take him as an example of behavior.]
yorisearching: (smile)

[personal profile] yorisearching 2017-07-07 11:36 pm (UTC)(link)
[Yori chuckles at that, a little sadly.]

As the only person here who's seen Tron before that mess with Flynn, Tron afterward, and also Rinzler, trust me: the thing you all have in common is how incredibly stubborn you are.

[If Alan doesn't recognize this in himself, no wonder he can't recognize it as something he's gifted to every one of his programs.]

That can be good while you're fighting. I admit it. Doesn't change the fact that I need to call you on it when your stubbornness gets in the way of admitting you're hurt or might possibly need help, which you see as complaining.

[She waves a warning finger at Alan.]

All of you are lucky I find it endearing and not flat infuriating. But even I have my limits.

[She had spent so much time trying to coax Tron to tell her things, and now a flat "fine" or "functional" feels much like "I've probably lost a leg, but I don't want you to worry about it, because I have no sense."]

Don't give Rinzler more reasons to tell himself people expect him not to complain even if he's dying, because that mess didn't help any.