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(18:14)Seabiscuit: N- Naomi?

(18:15)Xenocartographer: Woah, calling me by my name

(18:15)Xenocartographer: What's up?

(18:16)Seabiscuit: Nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

(18:17)Seabiscuit: C- can I ask you something? D:

(18:18)Xenocartographer: Of course.

(18:18)Seabiscuit: It- it's just

(18:18)Seabiscuit: Something Arbiter said

(18:18)Seabiscuit: A- and I know he's a heathen traitor, b- but

(18:20)Xenocartographer: Well, so says his user profile. Go on?

(18:21)Seabiscuit: I- I feel like... Oh god

(18:22)Seabiscuit: I can accept that there's non evil reasons to kill Australia, but

(18:24)Seabiscuit: Why so much seacrecy? D:

System: Incoming private message from user Xenocartographer:

(??:??)Xenocartographer: Let me handle this.

(??:??)Xenocartographer: Becky, some things are just hard to explain.

(18:25)Seabiscuit: omg question marks

(??:??)Xenocartographer: Things will make more sense in the morning. I promise.

(18:25)Seabiscuit: wh

(18:25)Seabiscuit: It's not that late!

(??:??)Xenocartographer: It's not like that. It's complicated.

(??:??)Xenocartographer: I can promise you'll wake up feeling less anxious about this, and it will be easier to talk then. We can have donuts for breakfast.

(18:26)Seabiscuit: O- okay ;^;

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Xenocartographer (Official Note): AND WE'RE BACK! This was a fun bit of programming, haha~

As for Delta's PM, it was posted on the previous page during the hiatus.
Arbiter: HELL. YES. HELL. YES. HEEEEELL YEEEES!

Happy birthday to me,
Unichat’s back, baby!
I’m a fucking adult but
This still made me squee!
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P.S. I think you may have ascribed some of Sonja’s lines to Ravencorp in the Calculation fragment. edit delete reply
Seabiscuit: Wahhh, happy birthday!~~ edit delete reply
Arbiter: :) Thanks! edit delete reply
Ravencorp: I seem to be having a conversation with myself. Which, to be perfectly honest, would be completely in character with me irl. edit delete reply
CONNECT 1200: Many happy returns of the day! edit delete reply
Steve the Mew hunter: Oh god, it's been forever... I feel so lost... what was going on again? edit delete reply
SansTheComic: oh.
oh jesus christ, did naomi create/summon xeno or did xeno make naomi as an avatar?
i'm beginning to feel like we're out of my depth here. i mean, i can't exactly hack anyone or nuke them or anything. all i have is the ability to see what's happening and talk about it.
...
wait, did i say all? edit delete reply
Arbiter: I’m beginning to think that question mark timestamp!Xeno is from the future while normal timestamp!Xeno (aka Naomi) is from the present. Notice that Xeno mentions that she has “plans 73 years in the making”. Unichat has existed in one form or another since at least 2011 (if we include the older version that eventually got scrapped), and the comic itself is set in 2083. That’s about 73 years right there. edit delete reply
Seabiscuit: " I’m beginning to think that question mark timestamp!Xeno is from the future while normal timestamp!Xeno (aka Naomi) is from the present. "


Yeah- I think this makes the most sense.D:
I'm not dating a granny edit delete reply
Turquoise: I thought that was the point. All the alterpwz’s have been from the future, same for pancake. I thought the question was if ?xeno was from this time-line. But then I guess the REAL question is if she’s sending messages to the past or if she is for some reason in our present(if we are in the present, we seem to be?). edit delete reply
Arbiter: Up until now, I thought Xeno was in some oddly-defined alternate timeline that sometimes sort of merged with ours when the timestamps normalized or something. In-character!Arbiter seems to have assumed Xeno was in another timeline as well. (“Does that even count as being ahead of us when you’re in a different timeline?”) But here, Xeno tells Biscuit that they’ll have donuts for breakfast the next day, which implies that they live close enough to each other in-universe to have breakfast together. So it’s not just the multiverse’s weirdest long-distance relationship like I thought.
Anyway, it’s my belief that ?Xeno is from the future from our perspective, but exists in the present of the comic’s setting. In other words, our characters, like our real selves, are from 2018 while ?Xeno is from 2083. The other option is that we exist in the present of the comic’s setting and ?Xeno is from the future from both perspectives, meaning our characters are from 2083 and ?Xeno’s from, like, 2150 or something, but ?Xeno doesn’t seem to act like she has perfect foreknowledge of how the events of the plot are going to play out (or even how they were going to play out before everything went off the rails) so I have my doubts about that. edit delete reply
Turquoise: The problem with your first theory is that it would involve “meta time travel”, which does not exist. Therefore we are either in the same time cycle or ahead of it. I’m most likely sure it’s he former but I’ll look back four pages to reconfirm. edit delete reply
SansTheComic: /setalias --alias="Philomath"
/message AdmiralPancake so this is how it's going to work.
/message AdmiralPancake either you tell me what i want to know, or, sometime in the future, i'll leak one of your plans to the whole club.
/message AdmiralPancake a hint of the kind of information i can get: Australia.
/message AdmiralPancake fairly sure at least one of them is annoyed with you enough to put a spanner in it just by principle.
/message AdmiralPancake anyway, all i want to know is why you're doing what you're doing. your choice!
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/message OITHEOI so this is how it's going to work.
/message OITHEOI either you tell me what i want to know, or, sometime in the future, i'll leak one of your plans to your little coterie. i have my ways of getting information.
/message OITHEOI fairly sure at least one of them is annoyed with you enough to put a spanner in it just by principle.
/message OITHEOI a hint of the kind of information i can get: MrE.
/message OITHEOI anyway, all i want to know is why you're doing what you're doing. your choice!
/message OITHEOI also, a headsup: panak is going to nuke Australia. just a freebie.
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/message __RSPTN__ so this is how it's going to work.
/message __RSPTN__ either you tell me what i want to know, or, sometime in the future, i'll leak one of your plans to your little coterie. i have my ways of getting information.
/message __RSPTN__ fairly sure at least one of them is annoyed with you enough to put a spanner in it just by principle. also, if i find out you lied, i'll leak the info anyway.
/message __RSPTN__ a hint of the kind of information i can get: shatterpoints.
/message __RSPTN__ anyway, all i want to know is why you're really doing what you're doing. your choice!
/message __RSPTN__ also, a headsup: panak is going to nuke Australia. just a freebie.
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/message ThatOneVampChick so this is how it's going to work.
/message ThatOneVampChick either you tell me what i want to know, or, sometime in the future, i'll leak one of your plans to your little coterie. i have my ways of getting information.
/message ThatOneVampChick fairly sure at least one of them is annoyed with you enough to put a spanner in it just by principle. also, if i find out you lied, i'll leak the info anyway.
/message ThatOneVampChick a hint of the kind of information i can get: mind control.
/message ThatOneVampChick anyway, all i want to know is why you're really doing what you're doing. your choice!
/message ThatOneVampChick also, a headsup: panak is going to nuke Australia. just a freebie.
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/message GodsOfOlympus so this is how it's going to work.
/message GodsOfOlympus either you tell me what i want to know, or, sometime in the future, i'll leak one of your plans to your little coterie. i have my ways of getting information.
/message GodsOfOlympus fairly sure at least one of them is annoyed with you enough to put a spanner in it just by principle. also, if i find out you lied, i'll leak the info anyway.
/message GodsOfOlympus a hint of the kind of information i can get: i know why you chose that name.
/message GodsOfOlympus anyway, all i want to know is why you're really doing what you're doing. your choice!
/message GodsOfOlympus also, a headsup: panak is going to nuke Australia. just a freebie.
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/message MrE what the hell are you doing?
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/message ((Delta)) what the hell are you doing?
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/message Xenocartographer so this is how it's going to work.
/message Xenocartographer either you tell me what i want to know, or, sometime in the future, i'll what i know to the Chess Club.
/message Xenocartographer fairly sure at least one of them is annoyed with you enough to put a spanner in it just by principle. also, if i find out you lied, i'll leak the info anyway.
/message Xenocartographer you know what sort of information i have; after all, you gave it to me.
/message Xenocartographer anyway, all i want to know is why you're really doing what you're doing. your choice!
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/setalias --alias="SansTheComic"
/message Arbiter ok listen up this is important
/message Arbiter i've probably just pissed off, like, *all* the major players, including xeno.
/message Arbiter you're the only one i know and trust who he can't get to, so... tough luck, extra work for you.
/message Arbiter if i disappear suddenly, like what happened to old endsoftime...
/message Arbiter no matter what you might hear about me...
/message Arbiter tell the chess club about xeno.
/message Arbiter thanks. edit delete reply
Arbiter: /message SansTheComic You pissed off all of them?
/message SansTheComic Congratulations, you’re my hero.
/message SansTheComic You can count on me, buddy. I won’t let you disappear.
/message SansTheComic You’re a Heathen Traitor now, and we take care of our own. edit delete reply
Seabiscuit: Haha all these different factions, y'all oughta start the Heathen Traitors Club edit delete reply
Steve the Mew hunter: wow... you've gone completely insane. gg. edit delete reply
Little Guy: ...

What. I totally laughed about the question mark thing and Seabiscuit.

XD edit delete reply
Seabiscuit: Hahahaha, Xeno knows me so well, that's pretty much exactly how I would have reacted too edit delete reply
Ravencorp: FYI, Rechnender Raum is a real thing, the title of the first book on 'digital physics'.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calculating_Space

Digital physics is apparently the idea that the universe can be conceived of as the output of a deterministic/probabilistic computer program. I have absolutely no idea what that means or the implications of it within the comic. edit delete reply
GeneralButtercrust: Makes a bit of sense though, all things considered. With how the comic has been going lately and all. All this probability stuff and so on. edit delete reply
GeneralButtercrust: Well this was... Interesting to read? I'll be honest, I'm getting a little lost in the reeds here with all these conversations and multiple timelines and vague conspiracies.

Also, I'd love to join in on the story like some others are doing, but I just can't think of anything meaningful to add to it that others aren't already doing. Alas. edit delete reply
Xenocartographer: Mhm. I'll keep that in mind. edit delete reply
GeneralButtercrust: Just make like, a flow-chart, and I'll be good, haha. edit delete reply
Xenocartographer: Ooooooh, that's not a bad idea, actually. It shouldn't be too hard to adapt the code build one into the page next time use this concept. edit delete reply
GeneralButtercrust: I meant for the whole comic, but yeah it would be great for pages like this specifically. edit delete reply
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