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Character Bio: Alex "Zeeb" Davis
« on: February 05, 2011, 12:09:37 AM »
[Correspondence to Firewall]
To Whom It May Concern:

I will do my best to keep this brief as to be honest Iím not even entirely sure someone is going to read most of this.  Assuming you have a program searching this for key words and passages to pull out and report to whoever is going to eventually get this, I will try to make it as TOP SECRET clear as possible.
You asked me to report on my current condition and (what appear to me at least) recent memories.  While the last year or two are kind of hazy or holey as far as memories go (thanks for losing or scrambling that date by the way), there are a few things I remember very clearly and vividly.  Pink unicorns and leprechauns riding rainbows.  In all serious though, what do you want me to report?  I have eidetic memory yes, but all I remember are day-to-day activities and TITANS (which had absolutely no real effect on my life).

I suppose I should thank you for the wonderful placement in this ruster body.  While I love the regular ruster body as much as the next guy, but thereís just something about it.  Well, itís more that itís a ruster body, I think it speaks for itself.  I mean itís not from the CRIMINAL UNDERWORLD or anything, not that I would expect it to be.  Likewise thank you for bringing me around on this lovely rock.

All told, I guess Iíll work for you after all.  I mean itís not like you left me much choice since I have no credits and have a 10 year gap in my recent job history.  I hope you donít expect me to be grateful though I do suppose I am a bit.  Hopefully I wonít reveal any CLASSIFIED SENTINEL IDENTITIES, though itís not like I would or would have any reason to, so it really isnít an issue.  That said, contact me when you have an assignment I guess, but please realize, it will cost you.  It will cost you.

Sincerely,
Alex Davis



Alex Davis began tinkering at a young age and as time when on he developed this skill to not only taking apart, but also rebuilding, modifying, and most would say improving.  This gained him some notice with a number of companies and "organizations."  This came about the time of the fall and suffice it to say, he didn't make it off earth, at least his physical body didn't.  At the time he was 24.

Fast forward 10 years and change, Alex finds himself sleeved into a body in a completely unfamiliar settings.  It seems that Firewall agents managed to get a hold of his last back-up and put it to use.  A bit perturbed by both the ten year gap and the fact that in transmission the data was scrambled, affecting his last year of memories, he reluctantly agreed to work with Firewall.  While he likes to keep it almost as a separate identity, his codename/net identity is Zeeb.

Personality:
Alex would probably be an anarchist by self-admission except for the fact that "most of them are complete dicks."  He is incredibly sarcastic, though he does realize when to shape up and take things seriously.  While he recognizes the need for authority and that it is typically helpful in large society, he thinks it sometimes best to make things difficult for them so that they have to commit to what they really feel necessary and not let them expand mindlessly.  The one thing he is firmly committed to is open sourcing.  Alex believes that the best possible future is through collaboration and that is only bred through trust and accessibility.  He's a bit frustrated with his current body and lack of memories from his last year (10 years ago), especially because of his normally eidetic memory.  While he doesn't care too much, he is trying to find some information about what exactly happened both in his recent memory as well as what "he" may have done after that last back up until his body was destroyed.  Deep down though, he is a good guy and truly does have the best interests of others at the forefront.  Very deep down.



Notes:
I wouldn't oppose, and actually would probably quite enjoy you coming up with some plot points/things of interest for me to have done and try to figure out during those times that I don't have memory.  I think it could be quite fun.

Just a heads up/warning/justification/whatever, I don't know too much beyond the basics of the setting, so if I write up something that doesn't fit or make sense, please let me know and I'll change it...
« Last Edit: February 05, 2011, 03:32:10 PM by Dom »

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Re: Character Bio: Alex Davis
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2011, 12:11:37 AM »
[Transcript Timestamp: 1:54 AM]
A:   Alright, so this is the first test of Richardís reprogramming.  Basic capabilities tests appear to mirror best recollections of previous version.  Booting file now...
R:   Hello, my name is Richard, and you are?
A:   Hunh, must have screwed up somewhere in the preloading, you should recognize me as Alex.
R:   I have a few Alexís on file, though I would assume you would be referring to one Alex Davis, since Iím supposed to think he ďownsĒ me and all; input data doesnít match reference data though.
A:   Oh, forgot about the new skin, well weíll fix that.
R:   What do you mean we?  Donít group me with you and your petty schemes, youíre just going to kill my process and rework some code.
A:   You know what?  Youíre right.  (Kills process)  (Contented)  At least the personality seems rightÖ

[Transcript Timestamp 2:23 AM]
A:   Test number two.  Previous issues with correct identification appear to be fixed.  I forgot to program recognition for this new body they stuck me withÖ  Anyway, bootingÖ
R:   Hello, my name is Richard, and you are?
A:   Dammit, thought I fixed this.  Closing...
R:   (Interrupting) Naw man, I was just screwing with you.  I think you got it all right.
A:   (Exasperated) This is serious.  You should know that itís a lot of work to get all the little bits right.  Would it kill you to cooperate?.  And of course you would think I got the preloading right.  You wouldnít have any way to know otherwiseÖ
R:   (Mocking) ďOh Iím Alex and I got to get everything exactly right because Iím trying to rebuild my old life meh meh meh!Ē
A:   Did you come to 10 years later in a completely foreign environment, new body and crap memory of the last things you can remember?  I didnít think so, so you can shut up.
R:   Nope, I was utterly destroyed at the time and forced you to completely rebuild me from the ground up.  I think that reveals whoís dominant in the relationship.
A:   Yeah, the guy who can strike you from existence again at his whim.  Now can we try to run these tests to see if I actually did this correctly.
R:   Well, you didnít, so I donít see why we should.  (Pause)  Eh, whatever, I donít really know if you did it right or not, so letís run the tests.
A:   Yeah, thatís what I thought.  You run through those and Iím going to get some sleep.
R:   What?  No, that is not fair IÖ (click)
A:   Whatís that?  I canít hear you.  I must have accidentally hit mute.  Oh wellÖ
(Pause)
A:   (Pleased) Yeah, definitely got the personality rightÖ



Richard and Alex have an "interesting" relationship.  The two are constantly haranguing each other and poking fun at each other.  Like Alex though, Richard knows when to cut it out and the relationship is full of respect.  Alex modified Richard's personality from a Muse on earth, however the data was lost in the Fall.  Reconstructing Richard from his memories was the first task that Alex began working after his 10 year hiatus and the current form is an almost perfect replica of the original (though Richard feels that he is in fact the same as the original as he has been programmed that way).  Richard completes the usual tasks, but Alex almost feels bad about just laying random things on him.  Aside from some companionship and a sounding board, the main "interesting" job Alex has for Richard is drawing/sketching up schematics for modifications or devices.
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Re: Character Bio: Alex "Zeeb" Davis
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2011, 03:41:15 PM »
Notes:
I wouldn't oppose, and actually would probably quite enjoy you coming up with some plot points/things of interest for me to have done and try to figure out during those times that I don't have memory.  I think it could be quite fun.

Oh, I've already thought up of something, believe me.  ;D

Just a heads-up, your first post shows that it was edited by me, but don't worry about it. It was to edit the title of the thread to include your codename.

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Re: Character Bio: Alex "Zeeb" Davis
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2011, 04:19:40 PM »
Notes:
I wouldn't oppose, and actually would probably quite enjoy you coming up with some plot points/things of interest for me to have done and try to figure out during those times that I don't have memory.  I think it could be quite fun.

Oh, I've already thought up of something, believe me.  ;D

Just a heads-up, your first post shows that it was edited by me, but don't worry about it. It was to edit the title of the thread to include your codename.

I saw that, no problem.  I almost did it myself...