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PILOT: A CAPTIVE AUDIENCE

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 5:57 PM



EVEN THOUGH I WASN'T BORN A "LITTLE GIRL IN A STRANGE AND FORGOTTEN COUNTRY FORMERLY KNOWN AS GERMANY" , AND I CAN'T MAGICALLY TRANSCEND SPACE-TIME, SOMEDAY I WANT TO GROW UP TO BE JUST LIKE CAPTAIN... FOR SURELY EVEN A MICRO-SECOND REALIZATION OF CAPTAIN-NESS WOULD MAKE ME ONE WITH THE UNIVERSE.

I WOULD SHARE THE DOGMAS OF CAPTAINIA WITH ALL PEOPLES OF ALL COLORS, BUT MY ONLY CAPTIVE AUDIENCE IS SNIPPY AND EVEN WORSE, HE IS ONLY CAPTIVE BECAUSE I TIED HIM TO A COUCH WHILE HE SLEPT AND HE REFUSES TO BELIEVE IN CHURCH OF CAPTAIN BECAUSE HE CALLS HIMSELF "ATHEIST".
SUCH DIRTY WORDS HE SPEAKS. I COVERED KITTY-HAWK'S EARS. NOBODY SHOULD GROW UP TO BE LIKE SNIPPY.
JUST LOOK WHERE HE IS - TIED TO A COUCH AND YELLING OBSCENITIES.

SNIPPY SHOUTS THAT CAPTAIN IS "TROLLING YOU AND MAKING STUFF UP"

CAPTAIN LIVES NOT UNDER BRIDGES, I TELL SNIPPY.

I KNOW THINGS.
SECRET THINGS, THAT THIS SLUG IS UNAWARE OF. TROUBLESOME THINGS THAT CAPTAIN SHARED WITH ME ON OUR FLIGHT TO ATOMIZE EUREKA.

ONE MILLION VOICES OF EUREKA STILL SING IN MY CRANIUM. THEY ASK ME TO STOP. BUT I KNOW BETTER. I KNOW THAT THEY ARE ALL JUST DUST NOW, AND WHAT HAS BEEN DONE CANNOT BE RETRACTED. SILLY TOASTERS. IT'S NOT MY FAULT. THEY SHOULDN'T HAVE PUT ON THEIR BLUE TIARAS THAT DAY.

I HAD A BLUE TIARA ONCE. IT MADE ME SEE THINGS, THINGS THAT WEREN'T THERE. NAMES AND PRICES, GRAPHS AND ICONS. I THINK I COULD SOMEHOW READ THEM BACK THEN AND FOLLOW THEIR INSTRUCTIONS, BUT NOW THEY SEEM LIKE UNWASHED LIES.
AND MOST UNWASHED LIES THEY WERE INDEED, FOR CAPTAIN HAS TOLD ME SO.

ONE DAY, MY TIARA BROKE.
I STILL CARRY A PIECE OF THE BROKEN TIARA IN MY POCKET, AS A REMINDER. IT CRACKLES WITH A VOICE OF METAL, SHARING TALES OF A DISTANT PLACE. IT WANTS ME TO VISIT THIS PLACE OF WONDERS, BUT I KNOW BETTER... FOR EVEN THOUGH THE TIARA WOULD PROVIDE ME A TICKET, IT IS A ONE WAY TRIP WITHOUT A RETURN POLICY.

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Creepiest Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"SNIPPY SHOUTS THAT CAPTAIN IS 'TROLLING YOU AND MAKING STUFF UP'"

"CAPTAIN LIVES NOT UNDER BRIDGES, I TELL SNIPPY."


I snorted.
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Acnologia Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
My god... my god...
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skinamulink Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Having the voices of millions trapped in his head, crying out to stop his from atomizing them in nuclear hell-fire? forever? explains allot, actually.
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thetempegrouch Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
My god, now I feel sorry for him :(
He went nuts after piloting a plane which nuked a city, Eureka. And now he's still hearing the million voices of the city in his head. This...suddenly seems less funny now when I got my head around it....
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FuzzySlipper Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
So Pilot and Captain bombed New York? O_O And Pilot once had a neurolink (or whatever it was called) to ANNET, but it broke? Holy crap . . . O_O
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StitchedPuppet13 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Pilot... kinda scares me now. It freaks me out that he was not crazy in a cute way, but really really twisted.
BTW, Snippy is an Athiest? :\
Snippy LOLOLOL "Trolling..."
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Purple12345 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Pilot is so strangely cute in a way.
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fafatonk3kusruk Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
please turn your capslock off while thinking
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NoriMori Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Lol, he can't. Just like Captain, he must showcase his insanity by thinking in all caps. XD
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fafatonk3kusruk Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
uhm...agreed about the insanity :rofl:
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Reedpiper Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
o u o isee

i see what you did there.

Its sort of sad to think that whats left of all humanity are the people who didn't completely immerse themselves into the net.
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DarkestWish Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
He still has some of the blue tiara (favourite name for them) in his pocket? Interesting... And is that ANNET talking through the wire? Or just static, or something that Pilot hears in his head? Like all the 'voices of Eureka', which I'm a assuming are people and in his head and not really there. But why did he go with Captain to atomize them? I'm thinking Captain knows far more and's much smarter than he likes to let on.
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Crimson-Squirrel Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, he was a pilot so I'm guessing that maybe he originally heard them screaming to stop into an earpiece (or some other audio equipment one would assume a plane would have to communicate with landing towers) as he and captain flew towards the building with a bomb.

So... At this point I'm fairly certain that Pilot is directly responsible for the nuclear fallout and Captain was the little birdy in his ear chirping away to do it.
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NoriMori Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Well, Engineer's the one who ordered the nuclear bombardment, but otherwise, yeah. That came as a huge shock to me. I knew he flew with Captain "on a mission of great importance", but it never occurred to me what that meant.
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Happyanime99 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is the "blue tiara" actually a radio of some sort?
And I wonder what pilot meant by "For even though the tiara would buy me a ticket, it is a one way trip with no return policy"?
This is getting even better and better. :D
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NoriMori Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
The "blue tiaras" are those headbands people used to connect to the neural network.
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Happyanime99 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
...Oh yeah, I forgot about that. ^^!
Sorry.
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NoriMori Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
Lol, don't be sorry! ^^
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AdramelechBlackFlame Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
holy shit, hes talking about the robot thin Engi made, his didnt work, so he didnt die! awsome! (though this may also go some way to explain the nature of his rather obvious mental.......limittations.)
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NoriMori Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Snippy said that people who stored most of their memories on the net couldn't function without the neural network. Maybe Pilot stored a lot of his memories on the network, so the reason he's crazy is because his headband broke and the network was destroyed. That's one theory I've heard, and it makes perfect sense.
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AdramelechBlackFlame Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thats kinda what i meant.
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NoriMori Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
I know. That's why I brought it up. XD
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AdramelechBlackFlame Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ah. good-o.
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lydiavaldez26 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
pilot has issues. me gusta snippy!
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KeithQuack Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
the second half of this journal leads me to believe that pilot has a mild case of schizophrenia
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NoriMori Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Ohhhh yes indeed. Or, alternately, a VERY VERY BAD CASE of schizophrenia. For me it wasn't the last half of this journal...it was EVERY part of ALL his journals. *shudders* I had to add his journals to High-Octane Nightmare Fuel on the TV Tropes page for Romantically Apocalyptic. At first I thought he was adorable but now he scares me.

He doesn't talk much in the comic — apparently it's because he does all his talking in his head (or on paper, if he's writing this). So we don't get to see how very, very ill he is until we read these. I wonder if Mr. Snippy even knows just HOW crazy he is. Up until recently we've all been labouring under the delusion that it was just an innocent childlike Cloudcuckoolander kind of crazy, but no, he is actually totally psychotic. Like, dangerously psychotic.

Captain's insanity seems kind of...deliberate and conscious, you know? Like he knows what reality is and just chooses to ignore it, like he's perfectly capable of being sane and just chooses not to be, because it's fun. He's like a little kid, basically. Pilot's insanity is well, WELL beyond that. I thought he was like a little kid, but he's really, *really* not.

I also find it troubling just how much contempt Pilot has for Snippy. That's another reason this isn't funny anymore. Pilot doesn't seem like so much of a happy, innocent, childlike Cloudcuckoolander when he's calling someone a slug and tying him to a couch and getting him eaten by whales and always taking jabs at him whenever he has a chance. Pilot is downright malicious. *That's* what scares me about him. It's like those movies where the villain is a psychopathic child — they seem sweet and innocent and because they're so young, the very idea of them being even a little bit coldhearted is laughable; but no one knows that underneath that adorable exterior is a heartless, dangerous person who actually hates your guts and is plotting your demise. D:
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KeithQuack Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
uh... ok. i get what ur saying. but thats kind of the point of these things huh? their not REALLY funny. its kind of weird; what we (as a society) find funny nowadays.
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NoriMori Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
You know what I mean. It WAS funny before, and it was ONLY funny. Now it's scary as well. It's still funny, in a way, but it also sends chills down my spine. *fear*
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KeithQuack Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
ya, i get that
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NoriMori Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Lol.
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KeithQuack Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
"just look where he is - tied to a couch and yelling obscenities" <-- rofl lmao
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Temeraire101 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And this is why I love pilot! :dummy:
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ShiningPirate Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Captain is German?
*notes*
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HyaRay Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist
Wait..did pilot go crazy because he was logged into the neural interface when Annet went down?
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NoriMori Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Hey, I think you're right! Did you read Snippy's latest journal, about what happened to people who went out of range of the network?

"Those who stored 99% of their memories within the net, had troubles recollecting who they were and what they did without the search engine to aid their minds."

Pilot's broke, that's why he doesn't seem to remember much of anything — he must have stored many of his memories in the network! And the reason ANNET hadn't taken over him must be that it broke before she went psycho! It all makes sense now! :O!!

*high five*
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NoriMori Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Hey, that's an interesting theory! I wonder!

A page that was once on the website said that Pilot got brain damage from crash-testing so many airplanes, but maybe that's been retconned. I really like your theory.

Although, the only thing is, Engineer seems to imply that everyone who was logged into ANNET died as a result of her shutting down. He said they were human zombies, which I'm guessing means that if they were disconnected, they would die. But maybe that's not true. Maybe killing them wasn't necessary, just a side effect of him nuking ANNET. Maybe they all would've gone crazy. Ooh I can't wait to find out how Pilot went crazy.
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Yoruichiotaku Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012   General Artist
But Pilot says that his interface (the "blue tiara") broke one day, and he was with Captain when they nuked Eureka and all the people with interfaces.

So he probably went crazy because his interface broke.
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Temarinde Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Or maybe he didn't die because of the broken interface ^-^
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Yoruichiotaku Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012   General Artist
ooh. maybe.
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NoriMori Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Yeah, maybe. Like I said, interesting theory.
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MightyPearl Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Sooo Pilot is friggin insane and Captain is a... German...girl?
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NoriMori Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Well, Pilot IS friggin insane, and Captain IS German, but as to whether he's a girl... Only time will tell.
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DanaArena Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I have a mindexplosion right now. I was reading the comic again and I just realize one thing in that issue: [link]

In the third panel, is Zee Captain the test subject that is throwing paper airplanes and being studied like if he is some kind of laboratory rat? .__.
I'm sorry, I'm slow getting things xD

P.D: Whatever you have done pilot you're still sexy for me.
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NoriMori Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Yeah, Captain is Subject Seven, part of an initiative to discover the world's luckiest human being. And he's not throwing paper airplanes, he's throwing cake. Engineer studied him and promoted him to the position of "Captain". Believe it or not, Captain was Snippy's superior.
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DanaArena Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hmmm I disagree in the fact of the promotion of Captain, I think that Captein calls himself like this because he wants it xD not because Engie has given him/her this position. Captein is only a test subject and the only relation that have with Snippy is that they are in the same building, the "headquarters" of Annie. Snippy is just working there and I think Captein is being captive and studied. If Snippy and Captain had a relation in that Snippy memories, Charles wouldn't be surprised with the note of "beware the mug"

P.D: I hope you undestand my english xD
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NoriMori Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Actually, Engineer did promote Captain to that position. I didn't make that up, that's a fact.

"Captein is only a test subject and the only relation that have with Snippy is that they are in the same building, the 'headquarters' of Annie."

That's true, but Captain was still Snippy's superior. I didn't say they knew each other.
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DanaArena Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my, I have to read again the whole journals, I'm missing things!! *mindexplosion*
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NoriMori Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
:P There was one of Snippy's that I had forgotten so much of that I wasn't even certain if I had read it before.
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ShiningPirate Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconwthplz: How could I miss that
I AM OFFICIALY CONFUSED :c
the 70th issue is even more confusing :c
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DanaArena Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah! .__.! But confusion is awesome, I love to read theories everywere! xD
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