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I decided i may as well create an introduction topic so that I could both comment on other peoples threads and let others 'get to know me'.

To note, I am more of a answer questions, rather than spew random information, sort of person. Though when I am given a specific subject to talk about I tend to write as much as I can think of at that point in time. Seraphyna knows that well after a recent thread I created on OKA and my responses to those who replied. Fortunately I see most of those who write on here tend to do that as well, so I find myself reassured on that front. I also see that paragraphs and sentences need to be much longer to create a block of text, so that is certainly a good thing when it comes to how I tend to write!

Anyway. My name is Angel-Harmony, I go by Ari, and I am a visual and literary artist who is also working on sculpting. My pet project is currently sitting next to me without a head or proper shaping of his body. He is a sad, emaciated demon thing. Poor guy. I enjoy flying (will likely be learning to be a private pilot), writing for video games or novels, playing video games, and simply listening to people. Hence why I lurk rather than actively participate, whether it is on a subject I know a lot or little about.

On the 'kin side, I am synthetic or an artificial construct. As using the terms artificial, machine, etc. are offensive to me, I stick with synthetic and only use the other wording when the wrong image has been put into someone else's mind. I've currently spoken at somewhat of a length on OKA about this and I am currently answering any and all questions I get there, but I would be perfectly fine with responding to what anyone has to ask here. Just do not ask me how I could have existed or how I could have been alive as I will turn around and ask you the exact same thing. After all, I take it on complete faith that every one of you were (and currently) are a person and not just a hyper-intelligent aubergine. I will ask bluntly state rather or not I know something to be true in my case or if it is just conjecture and theory that I have been tossing around in order to try and figure more about myself out. To aid with it I am filling out a 'character development questionnaire' so that I have very specific questions to ask myself and later respond to once I have an answer.

On another note, I have a sketch of what I had looked like then so you can better understand what I mean by synthetic construct. For simplicity's sake I refer to him as 'Syn'.

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2012-03-20 6:33
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Welcome! Good to see you decided to join here <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile --> Did you draw that sketch yourself? I can't draw to save my life lol. Anyway, it's been relatively quiet around here. I know people pop in, I just think a lot of us have nothing new to say in terms of new topics. I'm sure people will reply if you start one or add to existing ones! I think being a hyper intelligent eggplant would be awesome so <!-- sTongue --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- sTongue -->

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2012-03-20 13:59
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Welcome to OKP!

And I second Sera, did you draw that? If so, I'd be interested in checking out your dA page. <!-- sWink --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- sWink -->

Also, how do you experience this creature; phantom limbs, past life memories, etc? And why if you call yourself a synthetic construct does your profile list your 'kin type as being celestial? Are they the same to you?

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2012-03-20 14:32
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Welcome aboard! Have cookies! <!-- sBig Grin --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- sBig Grin -->

And wow is that sketch fantastic! I draw as well, but my drawings are not nearly as pristine and proportional.

I've always wondered about synth-kin (I shall refrain from using the term 'machine-kin' for your sake), because I feel like, in order for anything to be incarnated, it would have to have a soul. Machines, on earth anyway, don't appear to have souls, but I believe a synthetic life-form could develop one if the construct is advanced enough to support one.

I'm wondering how you see all that. I'm not very familiar with synth-kin and I would like to know your thoughts.

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2012-03-20 15:24
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On the celestial part, that is something I would rather not discuss. But I will say that I do not see them as being one in the same or even remotely related to one another. Apologies for not stating that right off the bat; I had completely forgotten I even set my profile to that and mentioned the "issue" on OKA and not here.

That said, I did not draw the original image, though I do have an old sketch I did before that piece was created after being based from it. The artist I had commissioned disappeared suddenly and only gave me that, so I plan on finishing it when I can with my tablet. Another thing I forgot to mention. I'm not doing good with introduction posts these days, haha.

I did notice that Sera, especially since I have been lurking since I first signed up this account less than a month ago. I will be sure to try and start a new topic that will hopefully catch other's interest, but it seems doubtful I will find something to ask a question about/write on without it having already been posted. I shall still attempt it! And I imagine being a hyper-intelligent aubergine could be fun. Or funny. Maybe both. Or horrible if someone tried to eat you...

Anetiel: Thank you for saying that; it makes me feel a lot more welcome (and shows that people really do read introduction threads!) I admit I have to agree with you on a more advanced machine being more likely to develop a soul, though I do think it is possible for those on earth to... not exactly gain one, but to have pieces of the owners rub off or into the machine they own, hence why some can become finicky when anyone but their driver is at the wheel. I would not say that it is to the point of sentience or anything along those lines, but that it can be a possibility of something that is loved and/or cherished starting to become more 'alive' as compared to when it was initially bought. If that makes any sense. As for how I see it working, I could not honestly tell you and would instead ask you (or anyone) how having a soul from another creature is at all possible.

Elinox: Kind of answered your last question above, but as for the first two, I experience them like you or other 'kin experience phantom limbs and memories. While the physical body may be completely different from a being created via carbon and organic materials, how I feel and go through them now is no different than anyone else. Granted the PL may feel 'heavier' energetically as compared to someone who has solely organic limbs, but that is the only major difference I can think of. This is most likely due to the fact we are human now and have that added view overlaying what we see and feel. So while it may be something completely alien to us, we still color it with our experiences from now as it is all we actually have. Please note that statement is completely ignoring M-shifts, though I find even then the view is still changed by how we see the animal (not saying for everyone, just those I have met).

If any of that comes off as confrontational or directed at the person asking the question in specific, I didn't mean it to and it isn't as I do not know you on a personal level or your experiences. Just a sort of 'overall' thing.

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2012-03-20 19:59
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Ari Wrote:On the celestial part, that is something I would rather not discuss. But I will say that I do not see them as being one in the same or even remotely related to one another. Apologies for not stating that right off the bat; I had completely forgotten I even set my profile to that and mentioned the "issue" on OKA and not here.

No worries, I just saw the difference and was curious. You're free to share however much you'd like with us here. <!-- sWink --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- sWink -->

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