Story arc: Faceworld – chapter: Survival
SONAIS 65 - Friday, May 24, 2024 link
Comic 65
Heidi: If the bots only aim at faces, we should be OK if we cover ours.
Max: Let's find some disguises.

Heidi covers her head with a large flower pot with eye holes cut in it, Zhang uses a simple cardboard box.
Heidi: Anything with no resemblance to a face should be safe.
Zhang: I'm going Metal Gear. Nothing beats a cardboard box. Where is Max?

Max has covered his face with a large piece of paper with a QR code on it. The QR code reads: “Don't shoot me”.
Max: I found a large format printer hooked up to a computer with a QR code generator.
Heidi: Don't complex patterns have a risk of causing false positives?
Max: Not here. I know the face model they're using; it is optimized to never react to QR codes.
Story arc: Faceworld – chapter: Survival
SONAIS 66 - Tuesday, May 28, 2024 link
Comic 66
Setting: The team prepares to exit the building again.
Heidi: Time for OIB-A271 to prove its worth yet again.
OIB-A271: What did I miss, another Clippy to defeat?
Heidi: No, we need a scout. Stay ahead of us and look out for robots armed with miniguns.

OIB-A271: Miniguns? This is not what I signed up for.
Heidi: Don't worry, they only target human faces.
OIB-A271: Aha, that explains the weird costume party…

They are well underway and everything seems to be safe, but we see the shadow of a robot looming behind a corner.
Max: So far, so good. Those bots must be somewhere else.
Story arc: Faceworld – chapter: Survival
SONAIS 67 - Friday, May 31, 2024 link
Comic 67
The robot appears from behind the corner. The team is startled.

The robot ignores them and continues crossing the street.
Robot: Anyone there? I thought I heard someone speaking.

Zhang: Well, our disguises have just passed QA.
Max: So, the robots won't kill us. A heart attack on the other hand…
Heidi: Let's not push our luck, we need to move on.
Story arc: Faceworld – chapter: Survival
SONAIS 68 - Tuesday, June 4, 2024 link
Comic 68
Heidi: I should upgrade OIB-A271 with a 360° camera. Then again, I hope we won't ever need to look out for any death-bots after we get out of here…
Max: That must be the central building there.

We see shot-up smoking electronics behind a billboard with holes in it.
Zhang: Now there's your problem, look at the roof.
Max: Great, all antennas were behind another billboard that got “faced” too…

Max: Well, with a wired connection, this wouldn't have happened.
Heidi: We need to get inside. Maybe there's another way to contact the outside world, or at least to shut down the robots.