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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.
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.