1: Marii's Premise

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Qualia the Purple

Arc 1: Various Notes on Marii

Chapter 1: Marii's Premise

It was said that Marii Yukari saw humans as robots.

To be precise, it wasn't just humans; she saw all other living things as robots.

She claimed that she saw all other living things as robots, and there was no way for anybody else to confirm her statement. But no matter how impossible it may sound... perhaps it was worth considering. After all, when we see an apple and perceive that it's "red," exactly how do we communicate that to other people? Is there really any way to describe "redness" other than to say that something is "red"? No matter what words we try to use, it is impossible to precisely express what we mean by "red," and her claim that people looked like robots worked the same way. It was impossible to prove.

Therefore, when asked to explain herself to others, Marii Yukari couldn't say anything but the following:

"I can't really prove it to you, but living things look like robots to me."

As she couldn't really make other people see what she saw, Yukari couldn't explain that part of herself at all. So the huge premise here was that we had no choice but to believe her. If you wanted to become acquainted with her, or even be her friend, then you had to accept that part of her. No matter how hard it was to believe, you had to take her at her word, unconditionally.

However, I feel that friendship in general means you have to deal with one or two things like this, big or small.

"Hey, Gaku-chan... sorry if I'm wrong, but this thing is yours, right?"

"... Yukari. If I've told you once I've told you a million times, I don't have any screws."

"Wah~. Really... humans are pretty incredible."

"......... Yeah, sure........."

If we didn't accept these things, nothing could move forward.

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