Oh, Dirk. And Jake, who is turning into somebody I like.
I’m glad that we get to see this bit, because yeah wow does Jake have a thing for him which I’m pretty sure gets weirded by the whole 400-year time difference thing. Like,I was sort of just starting to realize I have all these feels for you only there is pretty much no way whatsoever that we will ever be able to actually meet, only talk over the internet, so I am going to try real hard to pretend that those feels are not there.
And the brobot is completed at the exact same time as that revelation.
So the whole I’m uncomfortable with the Novice Mode thing is not so much “I don’t like the idea that it and therefore by extension you are kind of coming on to me” as “gdi this is reminding me about the aforementioned hopeless feels and it’s awkward as shit.”
Dirk, you’re four hundred years and god knows how many thousand miles away from this kid, you’re alone in your Maunsell-fort of an apartment, you have to fucking build your own friends, nobody’s there to hold you when you’re sick or furious or just straight-up lonely. Nobody does dumb shit like make you sandwiches the way you like them even if it’s some weird combination nobody else likes. Nobody tells you to get the fuck off the internet and get some damn sleep for chrissake. Nobody sets any limits, which is why you are wildly socially inept to the point of asking for captchas of other people’s brains and I just want to fucking hug you so tight.