1st Sep 2022, 9:47 AM

Be Plaire

Be Plaire

"Hm, that's... a lot of questions.

Taking it from the top: I pulled you all out after thirty minutes, as promised. Plaire IS going to wake up soon, I suspect, but not for... well, you'll figure it out when you get back.


It's probably not a big deal that the mayor knows my name now.

Probably.


They do seem to know an awful lot about this, though, don't they?


I really had NO idea Parsons and Walsh were capable of identifying you, let alone trapping you. So that's... interesting. I wonder if one of their previous 'guests' could be the one the alcazar ejected, but Plaire doesn't even REMEMBER that, so... good luck solving that particular mystery. Regardless, it may not be the last we've heard of the... what did Temperance call her? The "Akashic Record-adjacent bitch?"



While this wasn't incredibly productive, it WAS very informative- wouldn't you agree? You may not even need to explain every little detail to Plaire- it looks like some of the information is... absorbing? Osmosing?

Though, she's had trouble before with pulling knowledge from the Choir without hurting herself, so... I guess we'll see!






I know some of you are disappointed, but I think you'll find your discoveries more useful later than you think. You're not yet looking at the full picture.






None of us are, really.















See you again soon, Choir."






























You wake up, disoriented, in the passenger seat of an animal control vehicle.

In a parking lot. With a small headache.

You taste... blood? It's a coppery sort of taste, but you don't appear to be bleeding out of your mouth or anything, so-- "...What the fuck."


You are greeted by numerous sighs of relief.

"She's alive!"

"Told ya."

It's about... 1:24 am? You're a little confused.


Average Rating: 5 (3 votes)
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1st Sep 2022, 9:57 AM
Bored One
Try to become less confused by asking questions!
1st Sep 2022, 11:02 AM
1st Sep 2022, 6:21 PM
Snervalton
+1. Did we ever check out those strange readings that Marlow was getting through the floor?
2nd Sep 2022, 1:53 PM
YetAnother
Yeah, +1 to asking questions
6th Sep 2022, 5:08 PM
FireflyFi
+1 to this!
1st Sep 2022, 9:57 AM
Morgenstern
Boost us on TopWebFiction: https://topwebfiction.com/listings/my-delirium-alcazar/

We ruled the list's ass for a few days but the other web fics are mounting a comeback now
17th Sep 2022, 9:01 PM
everentropy
I also recommend rating it on topwebcomics. https://www.topwebcomics.com/?searchterm=my+delirium+alcazar
1st Sep 2022, 9:59 AM
Zophah
Plaire! We’re alive! Can you figure out what happened?
1st Sep 2022, 9:59 AM
DeVoid
And we are back...
1st Sep 2022, 10:03 AM
Guest
Hi Plaire! We went on a little trip but we're back and are as annoying as ever!

But yeah, find out what happened since the.... library? Was that where we were?
1st Sep 2022, 10:04 AM
Gigafreak
Hunh, is that the same pancake place that the Mayor just visited?
1st Sep 2022, 10:12 AM
Gigafreak
Looks like Lagi's here too. Maybe the group called him for advice on helping their Friend Who Did Too Many Drugs
And Kate's still wearing the tinfoil? Is there a story behind that?
1st Sep 2022, 10:07 AM
Lieu
Hi Plaire! Might wanna start noting down how many pills you take to prevent further incidents. You should go drink some water, have a snack or something. How's your head doing?
1st Sep 2022, 10:18 AM
Compassion
+1 to all this! Especially the snack bit!
1st Sep 2022, 10:24 AM
1st Sep 2022, 10:33 AM
1st Sep 2022, 11:04 AM
+1

I vote Pancakes with fruit whipcream and possibly flavored syrup
1st Sep 2022, 11:26 AM
The Beardman
1st Sep 2022, 3:00 PM
PurpleKetchup
1st Sep 2022, 10:18 AM
ActionKermit
Hi Plaire, we got bored while you were unconscious so we took a date from our self-proclaimed “nemesis” and now the Mayor is piss-drunk mad at us. It felt like a good idea at the time? Anyway you’re smart, so I’m sure you’ll find a way to turn this information to your advantage. We weren’t irresponsible at all. Deep, calming breaths ^_^
1st Sep 2022, 10:22 AM
ActionKermit
*Dare, not date >_>
1st Sep 2022, 10:23 AM
Skullrama
Okay, but lets get the Haunt Butterfly Date DLC installed now, I'm down for this.
1st Sep 2022, 10:24 AM
1st Sep 2022, 10:34 AM
1st Sep 2022, 10:44 AM
Frission
NGL she is pretty cute, shame she's dead set on being a nemesis. Does that make her a Tsundere? :o
1st Sep 2022, 1:13 PM
BJBlack
Hahahaha, "Haunt Butterfly Date DLC" is now a phrase that's going to be on my mind for weeks.

Thanks for that.
1st Sep 2022, 10:45 AM
mm I am
unopposed to this typo
1st Sep 2022, 4:59 PM
Guest
b̶i̶g̶ ̶t̶i̶d̶d̶y̶ ̶m̶o̶t̶h̶ ̶̶g̶f̶ I mean, uh >_>
1st Sep 2022, 10:34 AM
Skullrama
So, our drug guy is here. And we don't have money. And as bad as it looks to ask about brain drugs after ODing on brain drugs....

I think we should ask about Cleantex, the drug that lets you remember everything you ever experienced. Ifnhe can get it, how hard it would be and what it would cost us. We can't get it right now, but getting the ball rolling could save us time later.

We might be able to use it to remember the attic in our spooky home.

More theoretically, if we can perceive Plaire tsking Cleantex as The Choir taking Cleantex, we might be able to remember more about being Vainglory - especially since we already remembered a bit of that at the library.
1st Sep 2022, 2:52 PM
1st Sep 2022, 2:57 PM
maybe don't take brain drugs today, but definitely try to figure out access to cleantex.
shit's devilishly useful.
1st Sep 2022, 6:03 PM
Snervalton
+1 to asking about cleantex and figuring out access to it.
1st Sep 2022, 8:52 PM
I guess it's time for me to finally accept Choir as an actual character and move on. +1 Cleantex is a weapon we most definitely should add to our arsenal. Experimenting with drugs sounds dangerous, but it has saved the world once upon a time. It's time to pull this stunt off all over again.
1st Sep 2022, 10:24 PM
Cheshire777
+1 to Cleantex. Also ask how those prospective prosthetics are doing?
1st Sep 2022, 10:45 PM
Snervalton
+1 to asking about prosthetics!
1st Sep 2022, 10:42 AM
Frission
"What happened, I have a nosebleed in my sleep or something?" o_o;
1st Sep 2022, 10:44 AM
ayo, Afu?
not Afu, Lagi,

sorry, it's been a meta-while
1st Sep 2022, 10:49 AM
Golden Astronaut
Plaire...
These buffoons annoyed some people we could have become friends with
1st Sep 2022, 10:52 AM
Skullrama
Alright, time for the Choir infighting to begin. Lets set some ground rules.

Three Stooges rules will be in effect. Head slaps, eye poking and cream pies are all fair game, accompanied by comical sound effects.
1st Sep 2022, 11:05 AM
1st Sep 2022, 11:05 AM
I vote we kill the chief of Police
1st Sep 2022, 11:21 AM
Swagner
Pfft, they don't know it was us. Where "us" means Plaire and Co.
1st Sep 2022, 1:11 PM
BJBlack
You want a flame war, Astronaut? I'm totally down for a flame war.

(A) What went down was not particularly unfriendly. It's not like we referred to Temperance and Parsons as buffoons, right to their faces. Calling people things like that, that would be unfriendly. Downright hostile, I think.

(B) Your suggestion back then wasn't that great, either. What's it got that Risk's proposal didn't? An infodump? Oh, and you didn't seem to feel Temperance deserved any apology for the mindjacking, seeing as you didn't include one. On both those points, I'll totally back Risk. I'll grant you attempted to find concrete common ground, though. That was good; you had that going for you.



*eye pokes*

"nyehehehehe"
3rd Sep 2022, 11:37 AM
Golden Astronaut
I can't write a 3-page essay about the most esoteric details like you can
And it's not like we are THERE AND ABLE TO RESPOND IN REAL TIME WHICH REALLY HURTS COMMUNICATION
3rd Sep 2022, 3:49 PM
Golden Astronaut
I'm forgetful, I don't think of basic things many other people think of.
Also, Parsons called out how the first message was "engineered."
People don't respond well to being bullshitted.
I think a better option would have been to just apologize and leave, dropping into people's minds doesn't often go well.
At least we got out.
3rd Sep 2022, 8:54 PM
BJBlack
... Okay, judging by your response, you weren't actually looking for a serious fight in the comment section, so I'll dial this back.

You were hoping for a certain outcome, and it didn't happen, and you got frustrated. That's understandable. I've been there with previous events.

Just, Don't insult the entire community in your frustration, okay? There are members of the community that are already on your side, broadly speaking. Hell, I've been pulling for a Mayor alliance for quite a while myself.

But I will not abide personal insults.



We can let this drop now.
4th Sep 2022, 9:56 PM
Golden Astronaut
Thanks for understanding
I get aggravated at people very easily and really wanted to befriend them, so I acted hateful in response.
1st Sep 2022, 3:30 PM
PurpleKetchup
We didn't make enemies, and tickled our dear Mayor's curiosity with an optimistic outlook, which is somewhat positive.
It's fine if establishing friendship takes longer.
1st Sep 2022, 11:08 AM
First thing’s first: you just woke up confused, so ask the others to tell you what happened and rectify that. And they’re clearly concerned about you, so make sure to reassure them that you’re OK and what the last thing you remember is. And let them know about the coppery taste, hopefully they know what that is.

Unfortunately we don’t know what happened either. We’ve been preoccupied with other stuff ourselves, which we should talk to you about later once everything is settled. Making sure you’re OK and that everyone is out of danger comes first! And you might pick it up by osmosis anyways, apparently.
1st Sep 2022, 6:06 PM
Snervalton
+1 to letting the others know about the coppery taste.
6th Sep 2022, 7:32 AM
SamuraiSpork
Tasting metal when there isn't any is a possible symptom of radiation poisoning induced brain damage.

Maybe have Marlow do some scans?
1st Sep 2022, 11:15 AM
Swagner
Hey, Plaire! We tried to do a little mind-reading while you were out, but it turns out we kinda suck at it. But to be fair, the mayor and her secretary were way more prepared to deal with mind-readers than we could have possibly expected. Also, we can confirm that Rill Parsons is not a vampire; unless vampires have hitherto-unknown freaky electricity powers. But we've also established that they hate the cops at least as much as we do, so maybe we can bond over that?

We should catch up the rest of the team, ideally over pancakes. Also, who's the fellow next to Kate? Oh wait, that's Lagi.
1st Sep 2022, 11:25 AM
The Beardman
Thank your friends for their help and ask what the fuck

Also let Cherry know she may be under surveillance (when we're feeling stronger)
1st Sep 2022, 11:27 AM
Compassion
While I'm not sure how much we should tell our friends (especially in public), I do wanna mote how Parson's eye(s) glowed pink and blue and stuff for Plaire to overanalyze. And also note that we were able to be put in an artificial mind which has implications for how a Spiritus Mundi(if I am spelling it correctly) works.
1st Sep 2022, 12:45 PM
Macheman7
Good morning! Weird and maybe bad things happened while you were out, and he mayor maybe knows we exist now.
1st Sep 2022, 12:48 PM
BJBlack
I anticipated some aspects of this outcome, so I've got some ideas. Okay, just one, really:

Head home to get some sleep. Get some food in your stomach first if you want, and talk with your friends briefly if you want, but you've also got an alcazar to kick ass in, and you need to get that in before the opportunity is gone. Invite any willing Accomplice who doesn't have work in the morning.



No, seriously, getting to bed this late, the alcazar will probably keep you both in a coma until nearly noon.



I'd also like to assure the Choir that we don't need to panic about drug overdoses so much. It was three Brainsates over a few hours, but Plaire took two at once on her very first exposure, without any apparent side effects at all.

Yeah, maybe, in universe, two results in no side effects, three results in passing out. Not really the first conclusion I'd reach; but even as a possible conclusion, it needs to be compared with others.

Haunt herself also noted Plaire's long, stressful day. Plaire was exploring that library until past midnight; that's sleep deprivation. She wandered out of time and space for a while. She channeled a Choir-whammy into a ghost.

Consider the possibility that all that action depleted Plaire's HP/MP, and that depletion aggravated the side effects of the Brainsates.

I don't have proof positive of that conclusion (get Lagi's opinion real quick if you want), but I consider it more likely.
1st Sep 2022, 3:01 PM
it's not unheard of, we remember the dire warnings of the effects of physical exertion while on level, weird ghost shit on brainsate (while specifically attempting to calm oneself further, that's worth keeping in mind) may also have adverse effects.
1st Sep 2022, 6:15 PM
Snervalton
+1 to getting getting more information from Lagi about these things.
1st Sep 2022, 11:08 PM
BJBlack
Quick reminder ('cause I'm reading the whole damn series again like a dope): Lagi told us about Brainsate's probable side effects a while back. One long-term side effect was drowsiness (somnolence).
2nd Sep 2022, 4:39 AM
deliverything
Just to remind you, BJBlack: you previously had preemptively suggested the following to Plaire:
"Retroactively retrieve timestamps for the moments when you (A) calmed the ghost, and (B) sealed the Miasmatic Wound. I know that's not how you usually do it, but one of them is almost certainly important. Please do your best, and quickly; the longer you wait, the less accuracy you can expect.

I apologize in advance if the attempt gives you a headache or otherwise pains you. Please trust me when I assert that it's critically important."

As Temperance noted, "The lilin burst occurred around 11:27 pm." - it could certainly be worth knowing if that corresponds to any of our antics.
2nd Sep 2022, 5:29 PM
BJBlack
Yes, I proposed that, and still support it, but it was a bust with the community, so I accepted it as a loss and moved on.

Its weakness is, I don't have any in-character rationale to give her. "We, your choir, request you do this thing. Please trust us." However, we don't get to simply explain ourselves psychically. The Choir, in a burst of focused attention on it, managed to convey to Plaire that we spotted a ghost. However, this proposal didn't look like it would pass muster.

But very well; I'll accept your vote of confidence and propose again: Retroactively retrieve timestamps on the ghost-busting and Miasmatic Wound.

Perhaps it can still get enough attention that it will "osmose" to her in time.
3rd Sep 2022, 3:12 PM
Cheshire777
Mmh, sure, that's harmless enough. +1
1st Sep 2022, 1:35 PM
Lilith_Rose
Allow Plaire to access our awareness of what just happened.
1st Sep 2022, 2:38 PM
Leah9572
We should probably tell Plaire that she passed out from taking too many brainsates - which Haunt Butterfly told us, but we can wait with unloading all of *that* on her until we're driving back or at home, whatever she prefers.
1st Sep 2022, 2:54 PM
Oh hey, since Lagi's here, I'd like to once again propose that we offer him use of our presumably cop-proof backyard as a drug den in exchange for more Brainsate/Cleantex/whatever other illicit goods we might need. (And we should try to get Maria onboard sooner or later, use her plant machine things to really get our drug empire going, hahaha).
1st Sep 2022, 3:06 PM
I'd like to point out that a) the backyard is also currently rather Lagi-proof for the moment and b) I'm not certain the house would take kindly to that
1st Sep 2022, 3:21 PM
PurpleKetchup
Plaire: consider visiting the Mayor (sooner rather than later) to apologise for tonight's ghostly shenanigans and most especially our errant connection to her (not-)secretary. Defusing this situation could really help long-term endeavours.
Then skedaddle as mysteriously as you can - although they might not let you. If they do let you go, another visit will naturally happen down the line.
If they don't, they'll jump right into a whole bunch of questions for you. Hopefully this is full of opportunities to improve your standing (and finally get those documents they're sitting on).

P.S.: the Mayor isn't a vampire, but can read you like an open book. She plays her exact nature close to the chest, so trying to find out will probably just give you a headache.
Their first reaction to our intrusion wasn't outright hostile, so they don't feel evil to me. They also aren't in cahoots with Mondol. And Temperance hates the police chief with a fiery passion. Leverage to get help breaking Franklin out ? Just another reason to befriend them.
Leaving the best for last, you'll have to ask Parsons about that battle royale she spoke of. Is there a way to avoid being on separate teams ?
1st Sep 2022, 8:02 PM
Guest
-1 to apology, nobody really did anything wrong, per se. We got booted from Plaire, Haunt Butterfly yeeted us, and we happened to land in Temperance's head. Sure, she didn't like that, but it's not as though anybody had a choice in the matter. It just seems she's particularly susceptible to such things.

Also they didn't know who we were, let alone that we're with Plaire. I'm against giving out that information.

I'm all for paying them a visit, but only after we've sorted out what we've learned from this little jaunt.

+1 to attempt befriending them though.
2nd Sep 2022, 8:16 AM
I would like to remind everyone, again, that we very much made that decision
"I don't care who you jump to. I have no control over that anyway, just the bringing you back part. The mind jump itself is all you."
people seem to have forgotten that?
2nd Sep 2022, 8:48 AM
PurpleKetchup
I stand by my intense desire to apologise "in person", so to speak.
2nd Sep 2022, 1:22 PM
Skullrama
Technically, we decided to jump into Parsons, and then when it didn't work, someone close to her. So we didn't choose to jump into Temperance. Technically.
3rd Sep 2022, 12:17 AM
Guest
We were also

"Oddly apologetic and surprisingly numerous"

We, the Choir, has already apologised for making Temperance uncomfortable. There is NOTHING that Plaire has to apologise for.

As Skullrama above has also mentioned, we didn't CHOOSE to jump into Temperance's head, nor did we have a choice about being booted FROM Plaire's head.

I am adamant about not apologising and giving out unnecessary information (i.e. that we're with Plaire).
3rd Sep 2022, 2:30 AM
Spyder
-1
We completely need to be on separate teams - after what happened I'm sure we'd only ever be allies of convenience to her, to be betrayed out of hand at the first opportunity
She had no problem killing a non-hostile sapient just because she could - if she'd waste us, then she would kill Plaire or any of the crew in a heartbeat - Do Not Trust!
3rd Sep 2022, 4:27 AM
PurpleKetchup
@Spyder: That's completely ignoring everything they could have met in their own adventures!
They probably encountered many of the Xanthous creatures looking for a way into the Alcazar and trying to outsmart them - those are the creatures they'd have, as you say, "no problem killing". And let's be honest, we'd probably have no problems with that either, since some of us are fine with killing the Chief of Police, who's just a very dumb human.

We looked like a threat to them. That's a problem we have to fix before it degenerates.
We have to demonstrate our own trustworthiness to them before they'll accept us as allies. If this is truly a battle royale getting along becomes essential.
Otherwise one day Parsons will just pop up during a shopping trip or something and mind-whammy Plaire into a coma.
3rd Sep 2022, 8:09 AM
temperance walsh has made it eminently clear that accessing her mind as we did does not register as a non-hostile action to her.
which is honestly fair.
plaire is a human who has done no such thing to upset her, while the mayor was generally sympathetic, so the worst we can anticipate is them trying to remove us from plaire's mind, possibly due to fears that we may be mind-controlling her without her consent, which is...
honestly a reasonable concern.
we should probably have a talk with plaire about the whole "living in her head" situation, how comfortable she is with this, etc.
3rd Sep 2022, 12:22 PM
BJBlack
Once upon a time, Plaire acquired the phone number for the Mayor's Office. So, she could call the Mayor, if on-the-spot detention and Choir-stealing is a concern.

As for the apology, stronger than Guest's observation, the Choir message last page started with, "We're deeply sorry for the intrusion." Didn't make much purchase, though.

@Spider: You say "non-hostile," but it is innocent people who ought not be punished. What man on the gallows would be spared because he said, "I am (presently?) non-hostile!" The Choir is not innocent; the purpose for which the Choir picked the mayor was intelligence gathering, and some members put subterfuge explicitly on the table. Pretty sure that's literally espionage, and that espionage is literally a crime.

Plus, psychically stowing away on and subverting the free will of another sapient without consent. Sure, that's not a crime in real life, but for the good reason that it's impossible in real life.

Are these crimes, taken together, deserving of capital punishment? Maybe we can debate the answer to that fine question the next time we meet with our lovely mayor.
3rd Sep 2022, 3:09 PM
PurpleKetchup
I'm fine with a phone call but I expect Temperance will remain mostly unconvinced due to that safety distance.
I understand the problem with jumping in the lion's den, but regaining her trust probably requires a powerful gesture.

To justify my relative obsession in this matter, I wish to keep as many of the forces in play (that we can negotiate with) on Plaire's good side.
There's already a bunch of foes we have no chance to placate at all, let's not add to those just because friction happened on the first few encounters.
If the Mayor does something bad because we trusted her, she probably would have done it at some point anyway.

Sorry for the rant.
3rd Sep 2022, 9:10 PM
BJBlack
First, I'm going to assert as absolute fact that I am the last person in this community to whom anybody should apologize for ranting.

And, I brought up the phone number not to really fight for it — my vote's for going home and sleeping right now, the Mayor can wait — but so all of the options were considered.

You considered it; I'm satisfied.
4th Sep 2022, 1:00 AM
Guest
@PurpleKetchup
"I'm fine with a phone call but I expect Temperance will remain mostly unconvinced due to that safety distance.
I understand the problem with jumping in the lion's den, but regaining her trust probably requires a powerful gesture."

Unconvinced of WHAT? You seem to be operating on the assumption that they know who we are, AND that we're with Plaire. As of right now they don't know that, no trust lost when we never had it in the first place. The problem here isn't "jumping in the lion's den" but giving out highly sensitive information to people that aren't even allies yet. I'm in agreeance that we ought to try befriending them, if we can do that we can make another apology then as necessary.
1st Sep 2022, 6:19 PM
Snervalton
We went ahead with the toilet heist, right? Please tell me we went ahead with the toilet heist! Plaire deserves to bring that lovely, deluxe-quality Flotisinal back home for herself. Taking pride in her home and improving the quality of the things in it could send out some more house-oriented psychic vibes to de-haunt it.
1st Sep 2022, 9:53 PM
Skullrama
This us highly important information that must be verified post haste.
1st Sep 2022, 10:27 PM
Cheshire777
Yesss. We needs an artisnal toilet, yes we does.
3rd Sep 2022, 12:27 PM
BJBlack
I sense call back humor here. Who will accept this third-of-a-felony?
1st Sep 2022, 10:29 PM
Cheshire777
As a slight modifier, I vote we adjourn to the not-a-Waffle-House and get food while infodumping to try to get Plaire's blood sugar back up.
2nd Sep 2022, 12:49 AM
Limrix
Ah, the Pancake Residence, home away from home. Hi Lagi!
2nd Sep 2022, 2:51 AM
Crestlinger
But first! Pancakes! Can't be a coincidence that the mayor breezed by here...
2nd Sep 2022, 12:41 PM
Snervalton
Also, did we get the other half of that stealth spell?
2nd Sep 2022, 3:57 PM
Fishbulb
See if Marlowe knows anything about “lilins.”
2nd Sep 2022, 3:57 PM
Fishbulb
See if Marlowe knows anything about “lilins.”
2nd Sep 2022, 4:02 PM
2nd Sep 2022, 9:10 PM
Portal In Time
Ooh, +1. Maybe not where Cherry can hear us though, there was a lilincident recently. Mondol might be checking around for any mentions of it.
2nd Sep 2022, 9:37 PM
Snervalton
Oh yeah, +1 to that precaution.
3rd Sep 2022, 9:45 AM
okay I mentioned this in another thread but we should seriously have a conversation with plaire on whether she's fine with us being in her head like this.
recent events have made me concerned on that front.
3rd Sep 2022, 11:04 PM
Cheshire777
-1. I don't think that will really be benificial at all, I mean, what's the alternative option? Also from a more metatextual standpoint being in Plaire's head is basically the main premise of how the comic works and isn't really going to change unless we make some really funky choices and do somthing like get Plaire killed. Even just from a mechanical level, until we have ready acess to tech like the Mayor's, we can't really converse with Plaire precisely enough yet.
6th Sep 2022, 6:43 AM
I suspect the mayor would be very willing to lend us that tech.
whether we were willing or otherwise
I suspect that would go much better if we made sure plaire was, well, cool with us being here.
I really don't wanna be in a situation where, after all this shit, plaire resents us for the whole nudging thing.
best to at least ask her.
6th Sep 2022, 7:31 PM
Snervalton
We've dealt with this issue already. Plaire and Kate discussed it on page 194.

Kate began by asking: "You're still good with all that, right?," she asks. "They're not like... taking over your mind or anything? If you need us to kick the Choir's ass, just say the word--"

Then Plaire replied: "No," you cannot help but laugh, "I don't... I don't think that'll be necessary. I don't think they could control me if they wanted to, and given how shy they are about even suggesting certain things... yeah, I don't see them mindjacking me anytime soon. It's more like having a weird radio station in my head... or an alien chatroom, I guess? You know how in some games you get like, a fairy or a talking sword or something that's just there to give you advice? A lot of it's shit you would've done anyway, but then a lot of it's shit you never would have thought to do because the game kind of blindsides you with a new mechanic and you're like oh right the fairy is here as a safety net in case the game fails to tutorialize something properly or the player is an idiot--"
9th Sep 2022, 2:18 AM
I felt like I half-remembered that but wished to make sure
21st Sep 2022, 9:25 PM
Lieu
SUPER late but... while Parsons SEEMS more amicable to the idea of conversing with us, she's had bad run ins with hiveminds y'know? If we decide to contact her, we shoooould maybe definetley figure out what we hope to gain from this conversation. Do we want her as an ally? Do we want information? Whatever we do, I'd personally go in with the assumption we're showing her our cards, no matter how much we hide it. She found us easily!

That said, she's also seemingly incapable of taking Plaire's house by force, so I'm not too worried about any backlash regarding that...