No updates on the experimental front necessarily, but I did have one other bit worth mentioning I guess. Wouldn't really call it an experiment, more just like... me being a dick I guess. Sort of.
So I caught sight of this operator symbol spray painted on a wall in an alley I was passing through and I kind of had to stop and stare at it for a bit. What was it even there for? A warning? A calling card? A ward? A summons? A what? A fucking WHAT??
....so I went into a hardware store and found myself from harlequin purple spray paint. And now the thing's been replaced by a fleur-de-lis so beautiful that I'm sure Dave Strider would be giving me a nice pat on the back for an artistic job well done. Which for those of you who aren't ironically cool enough to get that reference, means that it Sucked. But whatever, I covered it up. Why a purple fleur-de-lis? Because "Saints Row, Bitches!" But really, it didn't matter what it was. I could have drawn a great big penis or a huge set of tits. The point is that I covered it up.
And why? Because it's HIS Symbol. And Fuck Him.
Why are we putting these things everywhere? It doesn't matter what they do or do not do. I don't care if they are "eyes" and they freeze/ward him or some shit. It's still the Construct's symbol and we're branding it on everything. Regardless of whether Tulpa is a thing or not, this thing spreads its influence memetically. Exposure to Marble Hornets, exposure to the blogs, exposure to the SomethingAwful posts. Whatever. That's the hook and you bleed yourself out from there. And hey, guess what? He's doing all that shit pretty well without our help, so lets oh, I dunno, saaaaay maybe NOT spread his freaking propaganda around?
I don't need an operator symbol in the area to tell me that there are fellow runners nearby. I'm not going to find them. If I could find them, they wouldn't be very good runners now would they? Which also means they'd be Dead. I don't need an operator symbol to tell me the Construct has been sighted in the area. Because it's the fucking Construct and it can pop up Anywhere and Anytime. Anywhere. Anytime. Already aware of the danger there buddy. Thanks.
So yeah. I find any more, I'm covering them up. Suggest you do the same. All we're accomplishing otherwise is the infection of more people and this ain't the time for that.