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November 9, 2005

Volume 8, Issue 9

"Look at you Hacker; a pathetic creature of meat and bone, panting and sweating as you run through my corridors. How can you challenge a perfect, immortal machine?" - Shodan from System Shock 2

Write about raging against a machine.

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D: Robocalypse Now

I won't be beaten. I shall never admit defeat. It invaded my home, my kitchen, my life, and I draw the line here. The indomitable spirit of human resistance will never be crushed by this soulless shell of a machine. Even when it was under my control it disobeyed my every command and now I have no option but to destroy it, for my own survival and well-being. Where once this was a servile, useful machine, now it has become the scourge of my life. At long last, enough is enough!

Why does the damned thing always burn my toast?

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The Eschatologist: In Their Own Image

He turned the chest cavity over in his dirty, reddened hands. Snorting with irritation, he threw the torso down and cursed.

"Artificer! I have more parts!"

He looked up and grimaced at the canine headed thing rolling in a cart of extra limbs - arms, legs, heads. They'd been at work at them all night, and the overtime was killing his normally pleasant demeanor.

"Leave them!" The cowering dog fled immediately.

"Wait... these are all wrong!" He tossed the cart across the cavern, smashing the flawed work.

Hephaestus hated those pigfuckers on Olympus whining about new worshippers, even artificial ones.

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