Wednesday, September 29, 2004


You rescued the Sleeping Princess!

Mission accomplished. Is there anything you guys can't do?

(Besides fix my aunt's web site, I mean.)

(Just kidding!)

It's so weird... I feel so incredibly relieved, knowing that the princess is back to sneaking around the server. The new happy ending to her Perdita story made me — well, happy. Really happy. Dazzlingly happy!

That's strange, right? I heart an A.I.?!

Well, anyway — thanks for bringing her home. Even though I'm still on the other side of the world, I kind of feel like a little part of me came home today, too.

I need to say one more thing. I know some of you helped the Operator last week when she wanted to track down her "rogue process." You gave her the information she needed to find and lock up the princess.

I just want to say — I understand. Even though my instincts would have been to protect the princess, I do understand. Talking to a brilliant, ruthless, intimidating A.I. from half a millennium in the future — well, it can be just a little mind-blowing. Who am I to tell anyone how to react to that?

I think when it comes down to it, we're all on the same side. Even if we have different ways of going about it, we all want to figure out why Melissa is here in 2004, and what we're supposed to do about it. We all want to save the world. That makes us a team, as far as I'm concerned.

In other news, I've been having my own payphone adventure of sorts today. Just spent an hour hogging a phone booth! Can't seem to get a straight answer from anyone as to why my ATM card won't work all of sudden. Everything was fine when I paid for a late sushi breakfast down at Tsukiji Fish Market. Then, the clock struck twelve, and my cash flow turned into a pumpkin. Kind of scary — Tokyo is no place to be alone and penniless...