The only difference is that the sense data you receive from the outside world regarding her is of a different sort. At the end of the day, both are simply electrochemical simulations created by the brain to interpret reality. This is the essence of delusion, but one would be equally deluded to ignore that the idea of another being having a consciousness comes only from our interpretation. When you see someone in real life and ask if they are conscious, they will say "yes". However, you cannot simply prove they are conscious, only that their brains are active (not including the problem of the outside world in general).
Thanks for the upvote, fellow warrior
Cos I'm cuddling yours.
Will soon once the machine is complete.
Unfortunately 2D girls aren't renowned for their corporeality.
>Why aren't you cuddling your waifu right now?
I'm not sure, but I'm starting to think I shouldn't have mentioned that there's no more food left.
You don't know what really waifu means. Leave, newfag.
There are worldlines and attractor fields where they never meet / become more than friends. That gives me enough wiggle room.
The nature of the mechanics of the setting mean that most of those are probably not even reachable. Keep in mind, due to how the Reading Steiner works the very fact that prior ones existed will impact whatever current one reality sits on. The fact that the romance happens in the first place is proof enough of that.
Oh I know all that. Regardless, they still exist as possible configurations for the universe even if due to the canon sequence of events in the story they're hard / impossible to reach. Just that little bit is all I need.
I just woke up cuddling her, and you want me to do it again?
Chicks don't dig clingy dudes, man.