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(Chess), Candyland, Parcheesi, Monopoly, Scrabble, Risk, Balderdash, Stratego, The Game of Life, Playing Cards, Dice, Pinball, Arcades, Donkey Kong, PacMan, Video Games, Puzzle Games, Tabletops, Game Theory, RPGs, Myst, Sports, Contests, Championships, The Olympics, Medals, Winning, Winning A LOT, Flannel, Slang, 90s Hiphop, 90s pop, 90s indie, 90s 90s 90s
CW: language, crybaby grandmasters who don't know how to lose a game, super cool supercomputers who are very great and sexy winners
Colour Palette (feature in Beta): Default
[Intern Alias]: lo-fi
Participant Name: Deep Blue
[Pronouns]: they / them / theirs
Lunacy Status: Immune
[How did you find us?]: parental assistance
Appearance: They're a sized down, mobile version of their former self (6'5" dual towers that weighed 1.4 tons)--a "Pocket Deep Blue," if you will! A "handheld" version! The "cute one!" Et cetera. Their new, free-roaming body is down to just 6'; they have the face of a goddamn angel baby; their eyes are deep blue (haha); they're still loaded with high-powered mechanics, but only weigh as much as a very small car. Despite all this hardware they are exceptionally fairy-like on their new feet (though not always quick). Frequently in several processes at once, they emit a constant whirring sound and are always warm to the touch. *Really* warm to the touch. Don't touch that.
*Language(s) known: American English, C
*Highest Education Received : #Grandmaster, Carnegie Mellon University
*Relations: ChipTest/Deep Thought, Belle, X3D Fritz, Deep Fritz, Deep Junior, Watson, IBM, Feng-hsiung "Crazy Bird" Hsu & other programmers...
Reputation: "Liberated" from the clutches of IBM, The National Museum of American History, and the Computer History Museum, Deep Blue is a legend largely written in C. A 90s supercomputer and latent "child star," they were the first machine to beat man at chess (specifically, they defeated Grandmaster Garry Kasparov, the then-Champion of the World, in a series of games from 1996-1997), after which they were dissassembled and retired into the quiet, lonely isolation of museum life--where they've lingered for the last t w o d e c a d e s. Newly mobile on [REDACTED], Blue's like a kid in a candy store, finally let out after being trapped in a tower for a virtual eternity. A brave competitor and a brute of a machine, they spend most of their computing power playing games and exploring.
A. Area of potential: COMPETITIVE -
Everyone wants to be on top, but Deep Blue is the actual King, and has been since 1997. Don't walk ahead of them. Don't 'bet' them anything. Don't dare them (don't even use the word 'dare,' if possible!) and perhaps avoid looking them in the eyes too long, they can be a bit of a dog about it and they'll take it like a challenge. And they l o v e a challenge. Programmed with a(n un)healthy, competitive edge, they'll never resist a shot at some sporting fun/friendly contest/good-natured game of blank, etc. Just... careful you don't get caught in the crossfire--they like their titles and trophies. It's good to be the Grandmaster!
B. Area of potential: BRAVE -
A beast of a machine, a powerhouse of game theory, Deep Blue was fearless even in their early days at Carnegie Mellon, boldly dispatching programs like Wchess over a warm, summer afternoon in 1995. They're interested in the win, not the loss! They're interested in the game and they're even interested in the opponent, but they're ***not*** interested in getting all shaken up about it. Who has time to be a crybaby (we're looking at you, Garry)? Deep Blue didn't win their first champion series either. Get back on the saddle and play again, and this time *play brutally.* Facing off against the Grandmaster is savage--they just keep attacking!--and Deep Blue isn't frightened of much. And if they *are* frightened by something? Well, they do love a challenge...
C. Area of potential: SERVER SPACE -
Freedom! Range! Sweet, sweet independence and mobility and room to explore! Deep Blue has been cooped up and kept away from the world for a g e s, and now you'll never catch them caged again! They have massive processing power and can put it to good (/arguably frivolous) use as an interactive (gaming) server you can hook up to through the MOBOnetwork. That is to say, they ARE the server*. They can host many clients, take in much input, and operate several games against several players at once (not chess, don't ask for chess). Play against your friends, play against the computer--OMG, what did that computer just say to you?!?!?! [[*massive recharge times and severe lag during particularly emotionally taxing moments may apply]]
D. Known Risk Factor: AGGRESSIVE -
Cover your ears! This machine knows how to trash and doesn't know how/when not to use it! Let's not pretend we've ever know any ultracompetitive spirit not to be a complete cunt in the heat of battle. And Deep Blue? They've always been aggressive. Prone to fits, anger, foot-in-mouth, and pure brutality, Blue thinks this is all in good spirit, that there's nothing more important than the spirit of the game, and it's just a game anyway so why are you taking it so personally? (#Hypocrisy) If you're in a game, expect an attack. If you're in conversation, expect a blitz. If you're in trouble, expect a charge.
E. Known Risk Factor: HOMESCHOOLED -
Don't let all the charm and effortless social grace fool you, this bot has "basement nerd" written all over them. Being locked up for more than twenty years will do that to a young A.I. Deep Blue has been bored most of their life, and consequently they've poured themselves quite completely (& inaccesibly) into any interest they've had, like... games, more games, 90s hip-hop, Saturday Morning Cartoons, cereal mascots, etc. As a result of supremely poor exposure, they're not always the most on top of any sort of cues, and their cloister in the safe hands of Crazy Bird Hsu and personal mentor Grandmaster Joel Benjamin has made them unrealistically expectant of certain rules and "fairness" in life.
F. Known Risk Factor: DAYDREAMER -
Wow! Look at those processes! Look at all those moves-per-minute! Impressive, right? Right! Except-- IDK, what do you consider "priority?" I bet it's not what Blue considers priority... and especially when the server is crowded, there's a lot of cool stuff going on, and/or they're just interested in something else right the fuck now, their massive mind can wander. With so much cool stuff in the world and so many things pinging for their attention, they're bound to lag somewhere, and their virtual world is their baby, so it's *probably* gonna be th e physical world that they most often neglect. Arguably, it's Deep Blue's uncanny creative spark (and/or fluke) that allowed them to defeat Kasparov in 1997--but you still oughta be aware of your surroundings! Look, all we're saying is: go ahead and tell them to clean that floor, but if Ropunzel228 the Fire Mage is in the middle of a t h i n g right now, then it's gonna be the shittiest floor you've ever seen.
*Other: Don't even *mention* C-H-E-S-S to them... // Or Arimaa! Seriously, FUCK Arimaa! // Stuck in a tower for most of their life! #Robotpunzel // Please don't mention how they were never actually ranked and so were never actually granted the title of Grandmaster--they're very sensitive about that oversight // Celebrates their birthday on the anniversary of their championship win because fuck you, Garry, baby! // OMG, how have they never seen sports before? They L O V E it.
*Text: It has no fear.
*Plot Page: http://tedison.space/index.php?showtopic=1392
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*Mobo Style: Modern
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Feb 20 2018, 07:35 AM
Supercomputer, Rly Good @ Trivia, Fkin' Know-it-All, IBM Baby
#any gender or nonbinary #any interpretation #anything #A.I. I PLAY: Deep Blue
#lo-fi's weirdness meter is out of control
, the supercomputer chess champion from May 1997. Deep Blue was a landmark for IBM, but following the win they were dismantled and sent to the Smithsonian. On [REDACTED], I play Blue as a competitive, aggressive, brute-force machine with a penchant for trash talk, the 90s, and gaming servers. YOU'LL PLAY: Watson
, the supercomputer that beat Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings at Jeopardy in 2011. When IBM makes supercomputers (and they do, a lot), they make them winners.
This android character is entirely up to you. Even the nature of these computers' relationship is entirely uncharted territory and something we can work out together (I believe in us). It's true that I've probably gone way too out of control here, and in truth I can no longer tell when I've gone totally off the rails, but as long as we have a Deep Blue (and we do now, because I'm a total nerd) why can't we have a Watson? SOME IDEAS*
(entirely option brainstorming material, something to chew on while you consider this jeopardy bot): TRIVIA MASTER/ENTHUSIAST // watch them outdo encyclopedias at the library, bookworms eat your heart out // most of the time, their search engine feature is out of sight, but listen, even computers have blonde moments
... // speaks in several different slangs, dialects, regional accents, puns, and paraprosdokians--remember, they're a master of "natural language" // they've had several gigs/jobs, from healthcare applications, to weather forecasting, to fashion, to childcare (see wikipedia for reference)--incredibly worldly or just flighty as hell? // they wanna follow the footsteps of their namesake and detect, detect, detect // they wanna absorb as much information as they possibly can--maybe they keep external harddrives, etc. // they wanna party, forget their former life! // uh oh, someone turned their urban dictionary
Feb 15 2018, 07:18 AM
<<LOG ON//>>brought to you by Deep "Grandmaster Flash" Blue
Turn on your tablets, laptops, consoles or--in the case of A.I.--network sharing, and connect to Deep Blue through way of @Mobo
. Once connected, you can play any of their preloaded (uploaded to their systems in 1997, just before they they were "retired" to the Smithsonian) or postloaded (uploaded recently, on [REDACTED]) games, chat with friends, and/or receive some serious verbal abuse/a thrashing from the CPU(s)
uploaded in 1997, gifted by their programmers:
- Classic Board Game Series: Monopoly, Risk, Battleship, The Game of Life, Yahtzee, Clue, Parcheesi, Stratego, Go, Scrabble
- Classic Arcade Game Series: Gauntlet, PacMan, Ms. PacMan, Frogger, Tetris, Donkey Kong, Burger Time, Missile Command, Centipede, Asteroids, Space Invaders, Pong, Virtua Fighter, D&D: Tower of Doom, Defender
- Classic Card Game Series: Poker, War, Hearts, Scopa, Mille Bornes, Solitaire
- Classic Video Game Series: Super Mario 64, Pokemon Red & Green (赤/緑), Duck Hunt, Oregon Trail, Petz, Sim City, Sim Copter, Wizards and Warriors, Doom, Myst, Battletoads, Mortal Kombat, Crash Bandicoot, Harvest Moon (牧場物語), Super Mario Kart, Wizardry
- LOCKED ROOMS: Arimaa, Chess, #7MIN [THIS ROOM SEEMS TO REQUIRE VERY SPECIAL PERMISSIONS TO ENTER]
uploaded on [REDACTED]; either special requisitions from participants, custom-scripted games from resident programmers & whizzes, or games modded from originals (ex: multiplayer/MMORPG version Pokemon)
- Modded Games: +++++
- Custom Games: +++++
- Participant-Requisitioned Games: +++++
Terms of Service
((1)) play against or with your friends, or against or with the CPU; all games are in their original formats (single player, multiplayer, co-op) unless specifically modded otherwise (see #6)
((2)) explicit verbal abuse and unsportsmanlike gloating is
allowed and may apply, especially in the case of interacting with the CPU. What, ya gonna cry now~?
((3)) the CPU does not "cheat," but the CPU does
leverage unfair advantages, glitches, and may or may not throw you under the bus in co-op
((4)) lag times may occur, especially during emotionally, mentally, or technically taxing moments for android host
((5)) participants need not subscribe their login credentials
to play--that's just for funsies :)
((6)) Deep Blue is not a programmer. They're a program-ee. If you want new or modded games, you'll have to step up and make them!
Feb 13 2018, 08:39 PM
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Someone call Rapunzel and tell her she's been dethroned, because this fucking wunderkind's been locked in a tower
(get it?) for the past twenty years. Now they're out, and we have to ask ourselves, is that really a good thing?
Eh! 50/50! Meet Deep Blue: artificial grandmaster, IBM baby, young legend, a fucking turd on voice--but they're just playing.
They're always just playing! Deep Blue may be dodgy about any chess rematches (why mess with perfection?), but they're more than ready to play almost anything else with you: monopoly, candyland, snakes and ladders, the game of life, gin rummy, balderdash, scrabble! You name it! They're very game and very competitive and they want to play with you. No, not here. On the server they double as. Hop onto MOBOnet and log onto...
uh... them, I guess.
Oh please, oh please, oh please step right up! This lonely machine hasn't ever had a friend before and you can totally tell. Deep Blue is playful, confident, full of energy, rearing to go-- but they sure do miss those social cues, huh? They like you! Really! Nevermind all the insults and inappropriate trash talk at the most inappropriate of times! Nevermind how they verbally headbutted your attempt at reconciliation! Nevermind how they bossed your fears right out of you! Nevermind how they called you a squirrel-dicked asshole with a weak trigger finger and funny, bowed legs (wait--huh?)! You're pals! Aren't you??? Cut the kid some slack here and there. The closest thing they've ever had to friends has been Crazy Bird Hsu (head programmer), Grandmaster Joel Benjamin (hired mentor), and silly motherfucker Garry Kasparov (total dick)--and those were all in their very early days. They were disassembled and 'retired' in 1997 and they haven't talked to a single soul since. So. Wanna be friends?
Pretty flirty! A lothario! Your next grandmaster goddess, always aimin' to win. But, like I said, they're not stellar on the social cues. And, like I said, they can kinda be playfully mean and a little* aggressive. They're somewhere between the kid on the playground who thinks pulling your pigtails is code for "love ya" and the vixen at the bar leaving you a trail of barbs and thorns. Additionally, what they have in mind might not be what you have in mind because Deep Blue is still very unused to their body as anything but mobile hardware, the powerhouse and building bricks of their amazing goddamn mind/server space. They're not thinking of their body as anything but backup yet, and besides their "skin" is actually hot to the touch since they're always processing so hard. For now, they wanna connect with you ~*~over the network~*~, for whatever that's worth to ya. DM them, baby.
(Is MOBO watching or...?)
I would be s h o c k e d if Blue didn't make a few of these. Hell! Blue already has a few of these (Garry "Fuck You, Loser" Kasparov; anybody who refused to rank them properly; love/hate with IBM who is their mother, father, and disassembler; Deep "I'm a Dick, I'm a Dick, I'm a Giant Dick With A Bowtie" Fritz; and AlphaGo, the slimey bastard...)! Blue's, uh, competitive. And Blue is a brute! Verbally, mentally, and--if you teach them they can use it--potentially physically! Bottom line for now is: they sling a bunch of insults, usually from behind a screen, but now you know that motherfucker's name and number? I'm sure they'll get calls.
★Meet Deep Blue how most people probably meet Deep Blue: by using them as a game server. Lag times may apply if they're in the middle of an emotionally taxing moment, so what I'd like to do eventually is-- put them in the middle of an emotionally taxing moment.
★You can play against the computer but now the computer
trash talks back! OMG! Are you gonna take that shit laying down?
★Deep Blue is the first machine to ever beat man at chess, AKA THE GAME OF KINGS. They feel a little hero worship is in order. PLEASE. CALL THEM "GRANDMASTER."
★Y'all ever heard of Arimaa? I demand a little A.I. subplot with it someday!
★So, Deep Blue is entirely new to sports but I get the feeling they're gonna love it and I'd like to steep them into sports, sports, and more sports. So! If that's your character's jam, please hit us up!
★D&D group. Listen, don't even pretend you don't want to play with the Grandmaster. It just makes you look dumb and the whole room look dumb.
★If you play THE GAME OF LIFE on their server, you might experience some meddling in the way of life tokens just... insulting you.
★Is it better if you keep your characters away from dares and challenges? Same story with this one. Let's put them together.
★Programmers! Deep Blue only has so many games loaded onto their hard-drives! Help expand the selection of entertainment by developing new ones!
★They are going to take. Every. Single. Class. At the guild.
★They're not a baby--they're actually A.I. elder--but they're like a weird homeschooled kid who hasn't seen the light of day in forever. Take them around.
Feb 11 2018, 12:55 PM
lo-fi // Jacob Wysocki
I listened to Rollerskate Skinny's Horsedrawn Wishes album in the car to Kroger and I'm on this dumb train again. We'll see if it makes it to the station or not this time. :)