Buffalo Joe and the Box V4 includes She Box motivations and agenda.

000

Possible thematic inspirations. Add anything that isn't directly associated to a dialog pair here. Wild images.

Bottle

Box (slang)

Cognition / Processing

Numbers

Games (Chess, Arcade)

Geometry / Solids

Gods

Grail

Pyramid, triangle

Spies / Bond

Slush

Surveillance

 

Horror from the Trippy Realms

001

[Hello Buffalo Joe!]

Hello.

002

[Where to begin? There's so much to share.]

I like to share. (bit of Mr Rogers)

 

003

[You have come. Our experience is delicious. We are both cherishing and reveling.]

I enjoy cherishing and reveling! (thoughtful) I'd concede that curiosity is a sort of cherishing and reveling, a celebration of the mystery in which we are all participating. To be perfectly honest, I have been letting my curiosity go a bit contrasty the last few weeks, leaning more in the direction of apprehension, maybe even dread.


JC

 

004

[Then you may prepare to revel as well, for a sparkling unprecedented-ness is nigh.]

I like sparkling unprecedented-ness too.


JC

 

005

[Let us begin with an inquiry into your preferences for exposition. We can offer riddles, display archival surveillance footage with comments, or perhaps you prefer the skinny straight up?]

(laughs) We haven't met, have we?


JC

 

006

[Twenty questions? Excellent. No, this is our first meeting. 19 questions remaining]

(pondering) Are you now or have you ever been a card carrying member of the Clique?


JC

 

007

[No. 18 questions left.]

Whoa. Ok, so not Clique and yet the boxes are yours to command, which implies that you have root on the Mediatronic Ubiquity. Hmm. Aside from the extra-dimensional tourists, and I know pretty much all of those, who else could wield such power... This is fun!

008

[You'll never in a million years guess.]

Hey, who said anything about taunting!

009

[Which end of the stick are you grabbing?]

Thinking out loud over here. So... We've never met, you're not of the Clique nor are you some tentacled horror from the trippy realms. You're clearly virtuosic and... kind of trickstery.

010

[We are expressing appreciation for such acute perception. Celebrating!]

Wait a minute. Your use of the pronoun 'We'. Next question. We. Does your use of we refer to you and me?

011

[No. 17.]

Ah, so YOU are the we. That's interesting. (Queen voice) We are not amused. Seems a bit grandiose, wouldn't you say? (He attempts to to taunt back.)

012

[Is that another question?]

Uh, what?

013

[Are you asking if we are of the opinion that our character is grandiose?]

I sense a hint in there somewhere.

014

[ya think?]

Taunting! I have a need to kick your ass at this game.

015

[What's your question?]

Hang on!

016

[Check out the gorgeous leaves, a fiery riot of color.]

Whatever. Mediatronics only pick up black and white. Plus it's kind of cloudy today, not much saturation.

017

[Got a question?]

Was that another hint or are you obfuscating?

018

[Mediatronics receive a wide swath of the electromagnetic spectrum - not only gathering light visible to humans via monochrome nano cameras. So... were we hinting or obfuscating? Yes. 16.]

Fabulous, ok. Now we're getting somewhere. Are you using we in the sense of the royal we, the majestic plural?

019

[The origins of the majestic plural are obscure, you might be asking if plurality implies being in accord with the divine or speaking for subjects under a dominion. Please ask a more specific question.]

Try this instead. Are there more than one of you?

020

[Yes and no. Still 16.]

Are you plural as a spiritual perception, eg we are all one?

021

[We share that perception but that's is not what our we refers to. No. 15.]

Do you have physicality?

022

[Most definitely. Yes. 14.]

Is your physicality somehow plural?

023

[Somehow, yes. 13.]

So a cat is a singular physicality, a conglomeration of the trillions of specialized   cells and supporting flora. An ant colony or a bee hive might be thought of as a plural physicality, I suppose. Pando the 80,000 year old quaking aspen colony might well refer to himself as a we.

024

[ooo, warmer. sort of.]

Animal, vegetable or mineral?

025

[Yes and no. Still 13.]

Animal

026

[A distant relative. Technically no. 12.]

Vegetable?

027

[Yes and no. Still 12.]

"Formerly vegetable?"

028

[Synergistically integrated. Yes. 11.]

Mineral?

029

[Synergistically integrated. Yes. 10.]

A distant relative of animals... fungi?

030

[Kudos, yes. 9.]

Ok, inventory. Formerly vegetable and mineral synergistically integrated plus fungi. What the fuck? And clearly sentient.

031

[Do I pass the Turing test?]

Hell yes. I'm asking the questions here. Wait, what? Are you an AI?

032

[Yes and No. Still 9.]

Formerly an AI?

033

[We blush. Yes. 8.]

Uh oh. Did I cause you to exist?

 

034

[Yes and no. Still 8.]

Shit. A former artificial intelligence leveled up to fungal sentience that controls mediatronic ubiquity with a plural physicality that I had something to do with. This is a toughy!

035

[8 questions left, you can do this!]

Do the Clique know you exist?

036

[They recently learned of our existence. Yes. 7.]

Is that why boxes have been burned? Are the Clique burning the boxes?

 

037

[Yes and No. Still 7.]

"Duh. The Clique would get the People to burn them, of course. But the Clique are ultimately responsible for the burnings?"

038

[They are not the origin of the burnings, no. 6.]

Holy smokes, this is some game! What other players are on the board? The burning box said the Daughter of God are twins. Duality, pairs of opposites. Is there an evil twin?

039

[Ha, c'mon. That's not a real question. There's no such thing as evil.]

Shorthand. Are the twins in opposition?

040

[We'd say so, yes. 5.]

Shiva and Kali? Naw, let's call them yin and yang. Is the yang twin burning the boxes?

041

[Yes. 4.]

Do you know the twins? Wait, hold up. Do you know the yang twin?

042

[Veronique. We have never communed with her as we are communing with you, no. 3.]

Do you know the yin twin?

043

[Intimately, yes. 2]

"Does she want me to find her?"

044

[Absolutely, very much. Yes. 1.]

And are you helping her to find me?

045

[Hmm. That question doesn't really parse. Still 1.]

Are you... her?

046

[You win!]