"I always enjoyed the natural casual pithy dry flat tone of dialouge between 17 and 18 that disguises just how deep their bond goes. Sometimes they seem lost in what they are saying to one another or what the other might do when it comes to sublties of how to execute their goals during the 'game' but niether allows doubts about the other's earnestness and dedication.
Its an almost Tom Stoppard-esque dynamic. Despite suddenly becoming unprogrammed as an additional test to thier nihilstic teenage personas (along with their quest of mass destruction): there is an unwavering trust between them as well as individual confidence in their actions. They seem to know thier "authentic selves" with relative ease when reflective.
It was their fearless swagger, love of fun, angsty yet deep kinship that were on an ever evolving course, guided by moments of collected/constructive thought. They never drop their inner believe in their actions while always seeking to dive deeper into their new course no matter the hurdles or isolation. I relate to this quality too with them as individuals with strong wills who are catalysts listening to their callings and bravely chase them despite dystopian pain inside every part of their surroundings.
Personally I always loved Pirandello' 'Six Characters in Search of an Author.' The mutual affinity I feel for the likes of the Android twins and that play's cast of six characters who were left half-written, misunderstood and/or tragically misunderstanding "their world;" lies in these characters of isolation whose only reliable truths prove to be inward. We are the types who run on the fringes, long ago we stopped wishing society would trust our earnestness more rather than mock our sincere transparent souls that if it were not for our own interactions teaching us to be skeptics of others: our general wish back toward humanity looks across the long chasm with love. We cant help look for a second before refocusing, knowing full well the dangers of actually boldly interacting just aren't worth the risks most of the time.
I find it's like what Aesop Rock said, 'we knew ourselves and didnt have to ask anyone else,' maybe we are all at our best when the least amount of people are given authority to try to say what we 'are' or not based on whatever they percieve hastily. Too many cooks in the god damn kitchen..." - RF on day of release of this mix [9/23/2020]
Android 18: And just why didn't you ask him where Goku is?
Android 17: Don't be ridiculous. Sure we could force him to tell us easily enough. But then we wouldn't get to have the fun of finding Goku ourselves.
Android 18: I see. Hmm...well, bye.
Krillin: Those cold hearted machines! How can they be so calm!?
Android 18: Really, I don't understand why you insist on behaving so foolishly 17.
Android 17: What's so foolish about wanting to have a little fun? What are you looking at 16?
Android 16: You two made too much noise. You scared the birds away.
Android 17: Birds?
Krillin: No, stop!!!
Android 17: And, what do you want now?
Krillin: Stop. You guys leave Goku alone. He's sick, he can't fight you now. Goku hasn't done anything to you. Why are you after him?
Android 17: 16 has been programmed to destroy Goku. So that's what we're going to do.
Krillin: Why? You don't have to do that!
Android 17: We're only following Dr. Gero's master plan.
Krillin: Just listen to yourselves! Did you forget? Dr. Gero is gone! You took care of that!
Android 17: Yes, I haven't forgotten about that. But this, friend, is a game.
Krillin: What do you mean? This is just a game? Is that all?
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