Hello, everyone. It's time for the Technical Center.
Over the course of four years and a half, we have spent many enjoyable times with you all in this corner, which was the longest-lived part of the Toukousphere after the Question Corner. And this is all because you passionately studied everything you could about Sol Ciel.
In fact, it would be no exaggeration to state that it was your curiosity and wishes to know more details about Sol Ciel that which supported this world itself.
We only have two more issues before the Toukousphere ends, so I hope you will continue supporting us until the very end!
The exact differences between "with" and "over" are the ways in which they are processed.
In the case of "with", the processes from the EXEC and METHOD parts are each allotted a part of the execution and are processed under the principle of equivalent exchange. Therefore, if one of the parts are missing, it could cause the Song to lose its effects in potentially lethal ways.
On the other hand, "over" works differently: it's a process in which an originally EXEC program is taken and a METHOD program is put over it to overwrite part of its functions. It could be described in favorable terms as "patching", and in unfavorable ones as "cracking".
In any case, it's unmistakable I took a Song called EXEC_SUBLIMATION/. and applied to it a METHOD program to overwrite it, so it's definitively hacking.
So in short, it wouldn't be wrong to think that "with" Songs are planned in advance to work like that, while "over" Songs are the result of a patching process.
I was very shocked to hear the Toukousphere would be getting to its final issue!!
Or so I was going to say upon thinking this was going t be the actual Final Toukousphere, so I wanted to ask this no matter what (though most likely it's been asked already and I won't get a reply back...)
Cocona had a voice-changing candy among her disguise goods (?), but how long do its effects last?
From how it was portrayed in the game, it seemed like a single dose could last for a very long time...
But you just saw the times I forgot to take them, so while I'm always carrying them, I only take one whenever the dose's about to run out.
But since I lost track of time while I was adventuring, there were some times in which my normal voice would come back without me noticing it. I'd have been fine if I could have taken them every morning, but since I don't have so many of them, it'd have been a waste.
Lately, it's gotten pretty popular among my friends to try to decipher the Planet's Language.
Or so I'd like to say, but so far we've only got guesses and conjecture.
I'm honestly very perplexed about it.
(Even though my conclusions are very similar to the info that appears in the setting book).
And it was during these attempt that this question suddenly appeared on my head and I decided to send it.
In the Planet's Language script, I don't really get the differences with the Public writing,
but you know how the alphabet uses uppercase and lowercase letters?
Are the uppercase letters the parts that show where emphasis is placed? (like stressing the pronunciation in them or putting more feelings into it)
And if there's some additional meaning to it,
I'd be very glad if a professor on the matter could give me some information about it.
(And if my beloved Filament could explain this to me, I'd be so glad that I'd feel that the Ar tonelico series was complete for me)
Though I guess this also could be the first time I appear on this corner.
Thank you for calling for me.
The alphabet in the Planet's Language works just as you guessed: the use of uppercase strengthen the letters by giving them the nuances of stress. When you're actually pronouncing them, there is also information that isn't shown in the letters themselves, like accents and rhymes; so when we're depicting that in writing, we write their corresponding letters in uppercase.
There isn't actually a strict way of usage for them, but since this makes it easier to convey information to others, I think that's the common use for it.
But I have to say you're quite a strong person because you're studying the Planet's Language.
If you ever manage to learn it to the point in which you can speak it fluently, you'll be able to speak directly with me. I'll be looking forward to that day.
I sent this submission because I thought "The Ar Portal's ending!?" But it's still my first submission, so I'm not sure how it'll turn out...
About Mute's EXEC_CUTYPUMP/., I've heard it was Laude who composed that Song.
But how did Laude compose it?
1) He just prepared a Hymn Crystal and poured feelings into it, like it was done with Phantasmagoria.
2) He did all of it himself.
I can't think of any other ideas, so which one was it? Please tell me.
That is a tremendous misunderstanding you have!!
Hymmnos Extracts aren't made by the Hymmnos designer making an actual "Song" and placing it into the crystal. The designer only seals "feelings" into the crystal, and the one who develops them into a proper Song is the Reyvateil who Downloads it.
Therefore, the Song is an entirely different thing that is generated by the Reyvateil Downloading the crystal!
...Well, I'll admit I'm the one who made the story that serves as the main part of the "feelings" sealed in it. Those are just the feelings of a father who cares deeply for his daughter.
Would EXA_PICO by something like the place that's called the "Point of Origin" in the physics of our world?
If that's the case, then EXA_PICO wouldn't exist any more, or maybe it would have mostly spread throughout the universe and weakened as a consequences of it, right? No offense intended.
Again, if EXA_PICO had disappeared entirely, its energy would have returned to the origin, creating a power that would work like a black hole (unless it planned to work differently from that) that would return everything again to the "Point of Origin", correct?
I'm very curious about this.
I'm fact, I'm so curious that I can't even sleep at night, so please tell me.
There might a slight difference between the common sense used in the physics from your world, and in the common sense used in the Wave Science of this world.
EXA_PICO still exists currently. But if you use the process of deciding "if it exists or not by if it's visible to the naked eye or not", obviously you can't help saying it "doesn't exist".
EXA_PICO is this universe itself. Yes, in a way of speaking, Aurica, Misha and Lyner all are EXA_PICO, as they are also Ar Ciel herself. And they are Sol as well.
Ar Ciel is Sol, and also is EXA_PICO. And Sol is EXA_PICO too.
EXA_PICO is the being that holds all the Static and Dynamic Waves that exist on this universe, which means EXA_PICO's Static Waves are what give birth to our physical bodies.
For example, if we look at Ar Ciel from the physical standpoint, it's obvious that "Ar Ciel" isn't "me". However, that is only looking at Ar Ciel as a bump of mass called "Ar Ciel" by using the prejudiced view of the humans, as actually Ar Ciel is composed of things such has "stones", "trees" and "metals", all of which are "solidly and tightly part of us", and if we ignore if they are either alive or not, we could come to see they are different "individuals" from our body.
This is one of the grand principles of Wave Science. Therefore, if EXA_PICO was annihilated, I would be annihilated as well.
Do you understand?
Is the Song Magic energy gotten by the feelings of many people, like in the case of Phantasmagoria and Replekia, added? Or is it multiplied?
In other words, if there were 100 people, would it add the energy of 100 people as is, or multiply the amount of energy gotten from them by a factor of 100?
It would actually change depending on several factors.
The amplification will change depending on how much the people singing together are managing to get the same feeling across to each other, and of course, it will also get amplified depending on the number of people involved.
However, no matter how much people are singing together, the amplification can't go beyond a factor of two when their feelings are scattered and flying around in all directions.
On the other hand, if only three people are singing but are managing to get their feelings across each other in a perfect way, the power of their Song will get amplified by much more than a factor of three.
Therefore, it's impossible to state as a general rule that the power will be added or multiplied.
As the announcement that we'll be terminating the Ar Portal updates was so sudden, I think everyone must be having to cope with all sorts of feelings. And I'm also getting all sorts of feelings brimming out from myself. After all, the five years we spent together weren't a short amount of time by any stretch of imagination. That's why I have no words that can convey how grateful I am that all you all decided to keep us company through the Ar Portal and Ar tonelico for such a long time. We still have a month left. I still want to use all my energies to spend as much time as possible with you all, so please continue supporting us until the end!