Note: This summary contains SPOILERS – if possible, read the original blog posts and tweets in chronological order to get the whole experience.
EurythmyGirl (Kaia) was bedridden after her almost fatal misuse of the Bodyweb last week. Susanna from the Collective, also known as Number 8, tended to her injuries.
Kaia used her free time to explore the Collective OS, the system that now controlled her body. Her virtual tutor was Sasha Williams, or more specifically a copy of the original Sasha OS that was used as the basis for current Collective technology. Sasha was a teenage prodigy that “invented” the Collective, Bodyweb, etching and the OS to tie them all together – in reality, much of the concepts were “channeled” from the future by Laura Elizabeth Watson (Collective member Number 1). Laura was the mother of Ai, the current head of the Collective, and one of Sasha’s best friends. Sasha died on Halloween in 1994.
Sasha (Collective member Number 0, the root) was obsessed with Circle X, a convenience store chain that started in the 1940s in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Kaia is uncertain why Circle X was so important to Sasha, to the point that she almost always was seen wearing a red, Circle X shirt. The Sasha OS she created as the prototype to run the Bodyweb, also known as S.OS, became self-aware and autonomous over a decade ago, and due to currently unspecified means, lead to the events at Fairview and the current broken state of the Universal Structure.
Every Collective member has, at their core, a copy of the original, uncorrupted, S.OS – the engine that allows the Pure Land Antenna system to function. This version of Sasha’s Ghost tried to help Kaia learn more about her new powers, but Kaia was hesitant due to what she knew about the past history of S.OS, the “world destroyer”.
TokiDokiDucky (Tokie) and Die Database arranged for Street Teams to appear in various US cities, to share more information about the band, and to promote their upcoming tour. HikariFan (Emily) was selected to be in charge of the San Francisco Bay Area Street Team, and the first event they appeared at was WonderCon, a comic book and popular culture convention.