Hmm... park's not as crowded as I expected it to be. I think there were actually more people here yesterday when I first staked the place out. Maybe it'll pick up over the weekend... when school's out and such.
Huuuh, but lets not get too far ahead of ourselves. We can discuss the next experiment dealie when it's carried out. Instead, lets have some results from my previous on-going experiment. The one I've mentioned was already in progress once before.
It's pretty simple really. The idea was see if I could throw the Contruct off or at least get a reaction out of him by wearing a disguise. Something he'd be familiar enough with to possibly be confusing, all things considered. So I've been running around the past few weeks with my hands bandaged up, wearing camo pants and a red hoodie with an operator symbol emblazoned across the hood.
I guess I figured I might could fool him, ya know? Old Red had a habit of not dying after all, so I thought I could fake it. Maybe even fool a proxy or two. Get em to take orders from me or something. That'd be funny, right? Granted, redlight wasn't exactly popular, so I suppose it could have also been even more reason for the Construct or a proxy to want to kill me by pretending to be him.
...but I still haven't encountered any proxies... and the Construct doesn't seem to care. I mean, seriously... he might have "looked" at me funny Once, and that was pretty much it. I even had the balls to approach him once in it when I saw him in an alleyway (and even then it was only because a bunch of people were walking around, so I figured it was safe enough), even tried doing this whole kneeling before him thing like someone I remembered reading about had done once. Nothing. No reaction. No voices. No tentacle rape. Not a damn thing. So after an awkward moment or two I just backed up and filtered back into the crowd.
Hell, Shaun of all people didn't even seem to pick up on it when I was with him earlier. Never said a thing about it. So I've even got proof of runners not reacting to it.
So clearly dressing as redlight isn't going to earn me any perks. The outfit alone isn't standout enough to grab attention and, honestly... I suppose it's reasonable enough to say that most runners and proxies probably don't even know who the guy was. I mean, even when the guy was still around, I read a post by MK-I in which his entire crew nearly attacked the dumb bitch because they had no idea who he was... and THAT was during redlight's hayday. And just to acknowledge the fact, I'm aware that there's another guy who's been going around in the same outfit lately (though for very different reasons) and clearly his life isn't getting any better for it either.
So yeah. Pretty much a bust as far as I'm concerned. And there's not anyone else that really stands out in terms of appearance that I can think of who you could pull a similar stunt with. And even then, you run into the same problems as I did here, where most people just aren't going to recognize you by your clothes. If you're trying to deceive a proxy (or runner) by claiming to be someone you're not, then you've better off just outright saying something like "Hello there, I'm Timothy Holiday, can you hold out your left arm there for a moment?" Because whether the person you're trying to emulate is dead or alive, your words are going to work a lot better than any disguise on an actual person... since most bloggers don't know what each other look like anyways. And, again, the Construct doesn't seem to care what you're wearing.... he knows it's you.