Gifts of wandering ice

Page 505 - Deus ex machina

Deus ex machina

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AI that speaks with "robotic" font but unlike that of Nolan's father was present from the very beginning of this episode, since Nolan woke up from cryosleep. So far it only reported reversed cryogenic processes, psi-profile updates, and overrides performed by Nolan. It also retrieved the info about Faith's prosthetic arm from Noosphere by Nolan's request.

Right now it does something much more interesting.

We know time, or rather our perception of it, can "slow down" or "speed up" sometimes. We can spend virtual years in a ten minute dream and see the world in slow motion in a life threatening situation.

Atlantean civilization knew how to control this process for short periods of time. Right now time practically "stops" for Nolan. He cannot move any faster then he could before, but thinking faster - thats what he can do now.


Well, it does sort of make sense that the systems can stimulate his brain to process things faster using the natural emergency processes we already have, but can't normally just activate willy-nilly. So it's less of a deus ex machina and more of a "didn't see that coming, but will it really be enough?". At least for me.

You really do be keepin' me on the edge of my seat. One minute I'm convinced he's gonna die, then I think maybe he has a chance to survive after all, then I think "nah, he's toast for sure now," and then you throw yet another curveball. I can never really predict what this comic is gonna do, not that I'm complaining.

Don't think I've forgotten about Rita, either. The suspense with her situation is still killing me.

12th Apr 2023, 1:03 AM edit delete reply

I'm glad you're not bored with the story :)

17th Apr 2023, 4:34 PM edit delete reply

I would definitely say No by mistake, an ignominious but hilarious end.

12th Apr 2023, 2:10 AM edit delete reply

At least your end would be quick. Nolan is not going to be that lucky.

17th Apr 2023, 4:34 PM edit delete reply

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