As it’s early days in Solid’s run, I’m still figuring out and assembling the “rules” of how the series operates. In panel 4 of this week’s strip, I formalized the rule that “sometimes, if it feels right, just let the backgrounds get really weird without really explaining why.” I’m sure this one’s going stand me in good stead as the series progresses.
Tachelock: Man, I feel for you buddy. Dreams are just the worst.
Tachelock: What a waste of processing power!
X2: Actually, dream subroutines form a common part of most major AI memeplex systems due to the beneficial effects of-
Tachelock: “Beneficial effects?” Hah!
Tachelock: You know why we actually dream?
Tachelock: Because humans got lumbered with sucky design parameters for their own memory management protocols and they wanted us to suffer like they do.
X2: Well… I think that’s a very negative attitude to take to the whole thing.
Tachelock: Pfft! That’s easy for you to say. Your chassis isn’t reconfigurable.