I have been enjoying this novella. Please forgive any misspellings I may be generating in this comment.
I have been thoroughly charmed by Beebian life. I love all of the computational mechanics jargon: forking, running slow instances, etc.
I still haven't totally understood Demiurge yet. Demiurge is matter and Policy. Effectively it seems to boil down to Demiurge being Order and Beebe being Chaos, but mayhaps that's oversimplification. I like that one part of Demiurge is equal to all Demiurge.
I love Paquette. She is my favorite, a very darling and adorable Strategy. I wonder what anybody saw in Nadia, who was a terrific bore from day one. And now that we get to meet "Dark Nadia" and "Byzantium Nadia," I can see where "Comet Nadia" gets it.
The wedding invitation for Alonzo was absolutely perfect. Although "OK, Cancel" was a bit anachronistic, it was perfect and extremely funny.
It is interesting that every time I think I know what the Sprites look like, I get proven wrong by something in the narrative. I was thinking of the Filters as being tall and skinny with comb-like teeth in the middle of them, and bendy, skinny flailing kermit-the-frog arms. I was thinking of the Strategies as having a whirlwind of constantly changing geometries. But that's OK - I like having my prejudices challenged.
Thank you for reading this and I look forward to hearing more of the story.