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Philosophy of a Machine #4
A Serious Discussion. VF-S 1, Lieutenant Hood, and Profressor Pearce all have a nice chat on death and the purpose behind things. The philosophy you've all been (not?) waiting for, if I dare say myself.
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Good morning, afternoon, evening viewer. You have nearly 3 solid pages (on Microsoft Word) to read, I won't bog you down up here!


Lieutenant Hood: Well, looks like we’re all here safely.
Professor Pearce: Yup. Had to fight my way though the crowd that the Fleet Lord is surfing on.
VF-S 1/Varion: IT IS A MISFORTUNE MY SIZE AND MASS MAKES IT DIFFICULT TO “CROWD SURF”, AS YOU HAVE PUT IT.
Professor Pearce: Misfortune indeed.


Lieutenant Hood: Well, let’s all celebrate the fact that we’re here and alive!
VF-S 1/Varion: NOT EVERYONE.
Hood: Well, no, but their sacrifice was not in vain.
VF-S 1/Varion: YES IT WAS. MANY HAVE DIED FOR NOTHING TODAY.
Pearce: Um… Moving on, does anyone drink?
Hood: No.
VF-S 1/Varion: NO.
Pearce: Well, no drinks then.


Pearce: Yo, Phelan, hand me that bottle!
Phelan: Sure thin, bro!
Hood: I thought you didn’t drink.
Pearce: I don’t, but Phelan and company have had enough already. Don’t want them to end up like Lagerama over there…


Lagerama: I are GOD! My children will rise!
Girl: I think you’ve had enough…
Lagerama: NEVER!


Hood: Funny what alcohol does to the mind.
VF-S 1: THE GOD OF ALL MACHINES WILL RISE…
Pearce: Huh?
VF-S 1: NOTHING. ALCHOHOL HAS VERY STRANGE EFFECTS ON THE MIND. THIS ATMOSHPERE HAS STRANGE EFFECTS ON MY MIND AS WELL.
Hood: Ya... All these people, happy, without a care.
Pearce: We should be happy too.
VF-S 1/Varion: BUT YOU ARE NOT. I AM NOT.
Hood: Insightful machine. Just something wrong about all this.
Pearce: Something’s been wrong with the world a long time, Hood. A very long time.
VF-S 1/Varion: I HAVE REALIZED THIS. I BLAME IT ON CONFLICT. THERE IS ONLY ONE JUSTIFIED CAUSE FOR IT, AND IT IS FOR FREEDOM.
Pearce: Maybe.
Hood: Whatever you call it, it always leads to death.
Pearce: Death is a very interesting subject.
VF-S 1/Varion: I CANNOT DIE.
Hood: Everything has its time, VF-S 1. Yours will come, whether you like it or not.
VF-S 1/Varion: I WILL NOT DIE. MY TASK IS NOT YET COMPLETE.
Pearce: Mine isn’t either, and I still could die right now.
VF-S 1/Varion: YOU COULD, BUT I CAN NOT.
Hood: Oh really?
VF-S 1/Varion: YES REALLY. MY PURPOSE IN THIS EXISTANCE IS NOT DONE. IT HAS NOT YET BEGUN. AND UNTIL IT IS FINISHED, I CANNOT DIE.
Pearce: You sound like you’re some prophet or something…
VF-S 1/Varion: I DO… I APOLOGIZE. THERE MUST BE SOMETHING IN HERE CAUSING THIS STRANGE BEHAVIOR.


Pearce: No need to do that. Sometime things just spill out. Like I said, death is a very interesting subject.
Hood: Most people are afraid of it. Even I’m afraid of it sometimes.
VF-S 1/Varion: YOU FEAR IT BECAUSE YOU END. YOU CEASE TO EXIST, GONE FOREVER. OBLIVION AWAITS YOU. AND THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT. WHAT SCARES YOU IS THAT, MAYBE, THERE IS NOTHING NEXT. JUST A BLEAK NOTHING. FOREVER.
Hood: You nailed it.
Pearce: Yes, that sums up the fear of death perfectly. But is something does happen next… That’s a part of the appeal. What does happen next? There might be a chance that there is an afterlife. And that’s why some aren’t afraid. What happens next? Only you get to find out. Death is the only way to know. And if there is nothing after, at least that answers what happens after death.
Hood: Nailed it too.
VF-S 1/Varion: MANY HAVE LEARNT WHAT HAPPENS NEXT. MANY BEFORE THEIR TIME.
Hood: Sadly, yes. It’s what life is though: Death. To live, you need to die. That’s what gives meaning to it. Us organics only have a limited amount of time before we go on. We need…
Pearce: We need to make our mark. Make a difference. Anything, really. Give our lives some meaning.
VF-S 1/Varion: IT MAKES SENSE. IT IS A CYCLE, GOING EVER ONWARDS. YOU AND I CAME FROM THE STARS CAME FROM OTHER STARS, WHICH CAME FROM THE BEGINNING OF TIME ITSELF. AND WHEN WE DIE, WE ARE ABSORBED BACK INTO THE UNIVERSE, TO BE USED AGAIN FOR NEW LIFE, WHO WILL ONE DAY REALIZE THAT THEY CAME FROM SOMETHING ELSE THAT DIED.
Hood: Exactly.


VF-S 1/Varion: IT REMINDS ME OF ANOTHER CYCLE…
Pearce: What would that cycle be?
VF-S 1/Varion: I DO NOT REMEMBER. BUT IT IS OLD. STRETCHING BACK TO THE FIRST LIFE IN THIS UNIVERSE. WE ARE BUT THE LATEST STEP IN IT.
Pearce: Us?
VF-S 1/Varion: NO. WE. MY PEOPLE.
Hood: You have a people?
VF-S 1/VARION: YES. THEY… I DO NOT… I DO NOT REMEMBER THEM EITHER.
Hood: You need your memory banks checked.
Pearce: We all need our memory banks checked.
Hood: What do you mean?
Pearce: This talk of memory reminds me of all we have forgotten.
Hood: What have we forgotten?
Pearce: Think of it this way: You were born on Earth, right?
Hood: Portland, Oregon. I share my last name with a nearby mountain.
Pearce: Well, how many wars have there been in Earth’s history?
Hood: More than I care to count.
Pearce: And not once did any of you learn from the past and remember wars don’t solve anything. Well, your second world war was kind of an exception… But your first world war, the Korean war, the Nam war-
Hood: Vietnam war.
Pearce: Vietnam war, 1st Near East war, 2nd Near East war, and everything in that time period, right up to unification because of Canada, almost all of your wars solved nothing. That’s what’s happening now in the Coalition. The war with Earth, and now the war with the Skaborr, what’s it going to accomplish? Nothing. Nothing at all.
VF-S 1/Varion: I COULD GIVE EVERYONE A REAL WAR.
Pearce: No. Don’t do that, that’s the last thing we need.
VF-S 1/Varion: CORRECT, LAST THING YOU ORGANICS NEED. IT WILL HAPPEN THOUGH.
Hood: This place is really having an effect on you, VF-S 1.
VF-S 1/Varion: YOU BOTH ARE PERMITTED TO CALL ME VARION.
Pearce: Thanks, Varion. But you’re starting to sound like you know something we don’t.
VF-S 1/Varion: I KNOW SOMETHING I DON’T. WE’RE ALL IN THE DARK HERE.


Hood: How true is that… We’re all in the dark. Every one of us. Some higher meaning to everything that’s ever happened, is happening, and will happen, masked. What if there is no meaning?
Pearce: There has to be. Everything… Everything that’s happened to me, and not to mention everyone else… There has to be a meaning to it.
VF-S 1: DOES THERE? EVERDAY, PEOPLE DIE. PEOPLE SUFFER INJUSTICES, CRIMES, UNIMAGINABLE THINGS. IF THERE IS SOME PURPOSE TO ANY OF THIS…
Hood: You have to ask why. Why does a 10-year-old child get killed in an artillery bombardment? Why does an innocent man get jailed for something he didn’t do? Why are entire cultures exterminated out of simple hate? I find no meaning in that. All these things are not the work of any higher power. These things are the work of men.
VF-S 1/Varion: IT IS THE WORK OF MEN THAT MILLIONS OF MY PEOPLE ARE SACRAFICED NEEDLESSLY. WHY? DO WE NOT DESERVE AN EQUAL CHANCE AT LIFE TOO?


Hood: I can understand where you’re coming from…
VF-S 1/Varion: NEGATIVE. YOU DO NOT.
Pearce: All these pains in the universe… There has to be a reason. There has to be…
VF-S 1/Varion: NO, THERE IS NOT. IT’S ALL IN YOUR HANDS. GOOD, EVIL, YOU CREATED THOSE THINGS. THERE IS NO REASON BEHIND IT BUT YOUR OWN.
Hood: None but our own…


VF-S 1/Varion: NONE BUT YOUR OWN.

Fun-but-not really facts:

This was hard to write. I kept reverting to humour instead of the darkness I'm trying to get across. Did I get it across alright?

All the different lighting is supposed to be those multi colored lights they have at night clubs and fancy bars. This is Harbinger's club after all...

Mr. Peare was supposed to punch Grel in the face, but I forgot to put it in. POAM 5. Slip Knot, I think, also is going to be in POAM 5. He requested it a while ago I beleive.

Gus Indo, Anders Hogerund, Erik Ackyrod, and now Edward O'Ferral, don't say a thing about the you know what!

And I hope you're reading: http://www.mocpages.com/folder.php/50946

http://www.mocpages.com/folder.php/51056





Comments

 I like it 
  December 31, 2009
Was that Aemowes crowd-surfing in the last pic?
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  September 28, 2009
Deep writing, nice bar and crowd. :D
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  July 29, 2009
Impressive and I like how you added the feel of being at a bar
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  July 12, 2009
Great writing very deep.
Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great
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Slip Knot
  April 28, 2009
Yep I am gonna be in POAM 5 but can you use my V3.0 after I post it. That is the best rendition yet. I think this is good. Very emotional. Check out my Apocalypse comic!
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  April 28, 2009
Can you check out my Venator?
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  April 28, 2009
Quoting Lieutenant Commander Idonian Hmmm Which do you prefer the Most. Also about my ship i know its thin thats the whole idea but if it looks that bad please tell me.
I'd widen it more, at least give it a shape beyond a | with things sticking out. It's kind of boring. Thicken some sections out, maybe have some antenna coming out of the sides. And to use for your comic, VF-S 1 I'd say, but only if you have the peices. If not, John Hood.
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  April 28, 2009
Quoting Indiana Pearce AKA Mr. Spock I'm making a picture history of myself. Can it include one of these pics?
Feel free. I have a policy of leneincy towards my lego comrades, as long as you say where it came from (me), use it.
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  April 28, 2009
Hmmm Which do you prefer the Most. Also about my ship i know its thin thats the whole idea but if it looks that bad please tell me.
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  April 28, 2009
i love thsi seris[it get's my brain working cos i have an idea about what happens in the end thne next episode thta idea isent correct because something else happens which means its impossible to do what i think]any way please check out my "age of a machine" it is inspired by your Poam oh please dont complain about robot i know he isent best but in end of #2 he get wounded and he gets given better armour[body]
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  April 28, 2009
Hey, do you want to be a judge in my and Tom Olivieri's MOC-Off?
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  April 28, 2009
Please have a look at my newest MOC when you have time.
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  April 28, 2009
CaD 2 is up.
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  April 27, 2009
Quoting Lieutenant Commander Idonian Is Varion evil or something. this is very cool i must say keep it up and to be sure i catch every single one i shall make you my favorite builder. Also check out some of my MOCs by time you get this comment i will be putting up and new one so check it out.
He is most defineatly not evil. There is no evil in this series, nor good. Everyone does bad things, nobody's perfect.
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  April 27, 2009
Is Varion evil or something. this is very cool i must say keep it up and to be sure i catch every single one i shall make you my favorite builder. Also check out some of my MOCs by time you get this comment i will be putting up and new one so check it out.
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  April 27, 2009
This is very mysterious... I can't wait for the next one!
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  April 27, 2009
Quoting Galactic Officer: AC-2573 Drake its actually a highly customized, advanced plasma plade.
Makes sense.
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  April 26, 2009
its actually a highly customized, advanced plasma plade.
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  April 26, 2009
check out my new MOC please.
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  April 26, 2009
Quoting sergeant G Gamer awesome, Whats your email, I figured it out (probably)
Well, speak it up, bro! Let's here your guess.
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  April 26, 2009
awesome, Whats your email, I figured it out (probably)
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  April 26, 2009
Very interesting... I have an idea of what VF-S 1 is talking about it will involve the God Machine for sure. Anyway, nice job!
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  April 26, 2009
OOps, forgot to rae. On the matter of the three, Im guessing some leaders, or nuetral affiliated creators of all machines, UNE, COP, And EOS alike. Thanks for adding me in. Im gonna go see what im missing with galactic conquest and ECA
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  April 26, 2009
Quoting oucho t cactus hey awe are you aware that you've been C.O.P. bomb vig tagged cus if you are too busy just tell anders that he is it for now cus me and him are after you and you have all sorts of things to do at the moment
I'm aware. I've just been busy this weekend.
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  April 26, 2009
hey awe are you aware that you've been C.O.P. bomb vig tagged cus if you are too busy just tell anders that he is it for now cus me and him are after you and you have all sorts of things to do at the moment
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  April 26, 2009
Some of you seem to be under the impression I'd even tell you what I have planned. This is a negative, only people who put it together get to know, and not even that much. Tis a secret...
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  April 26, 2009
nice i like this seris:check out my new mocs thye are inspired by your POAM oh and read bio first then read comic it will make more sense
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  April 26, 2009
can i find out, i am a mod
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  April 26, 2009
Quoting Anders Hognerud Nice! Question: How did Mr. O'Ferral find it out?
Emailing.
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  April 26, 2009
Quoting Silent Shadow I see Fed's sword on the wall, and how does Varion get drunk?
Little easter egg I put in for everyone. Varion doesn't get drunk, the atmosphere of people, drink, and the general electricty flowing around messes with his Crystal Network.
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  April 26, 2009
hey awe part 4 of my comic iis out can you check it out ( you'll need to see part 3 first)
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  April 26, 2009
Did I get it across alright? yes! good piece of sci-fi literature, Awe!
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  April 26, 2009
Nice! Question: How did Mr. O'Ferral find it out?
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  April 26, 2009
if you do eventually make it into a movie can i be Grel? cus i'm a lv 6b in drama and that is real high for my school anyway
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  April 26, 2009
its so cool how hes hunched up in the corner, ace comic
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  April 26, 2009
I see Fed's sword on the wall, and how does Varion get drunk?
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  April 26, 2009
this is some great philosiphy you shove into this awesome MOC. do you think i could be a guest star in POAM? i am posting my COP sigfig tomorrow, so you could use either him or SARA.
Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great
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Praetor #187
  April 25, 2009
Cool philosophy but, "God of machines" I think that hints too much if you catch the main drift of my riddle solvin' skills.
Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great
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Praetor #187
  April 25, 2009
It are gun be two l8 4 tat lololol muahahahahahahha.
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  April 25, 2009
very good,very good.....lots of words and the pics compliment them-nice work!!
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  April 25, 2009
Very nice work! I must admit that I got bored and just looked at the pictures about halfway through, but that part with Lagerama made me LOL!
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  April 25, 2009
Quoting sergeant G Gamer man. That was really deep. Hey, can I be a background chaaracter? Like someone who isn't referenced but just sits there in the background? anyone with a white helmet and gold visor would work...However, If you don't, thats no problem. You probably barely know me.
I have no gold visors, but I could paint one... Sure, i'll get you into a background. And you forgot to rate this..
  April 25, 2009
man. That was really deep. Hey, can I be a background chaaracter? Like someone who isn't referenced but just sits there in the background? anyone with a white helmet and gold visor would work...However, If you don't, thats no problem. You probably barely know me.
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  April 25, 2009
Quoting Clan Father Erik Ackroyd Can I be your janitor?
Sure, I could use someone to clean up after me.
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  April 25, 2009
Can I be your janitor?
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  April 25, 2009
Quoting Clan Father Erik Ackroyd Yes, but does Gus truly understand the portrayal of Man. You cannot have a co-writer who does not truly understand the depth of the writer's existence. Without true acknowledgement, only Man's concept of 'failure' shall arise. Something that is imminent in us all.
It's an unspoken agreement that I'll be the writer. Gus has some really good ideas. He thinks them up, I write them out to perfection.
 I like it 
  April 25, 2009
I've been waiting anxiously through the last 3 installments for this philosophy...and I am very happy! Well done, this is probably one of the most well written comics I've seen on MOCpages.
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  April 25, 2009
Yes, but does Gus truly understand the portrayal of Man. You cannot have a co-writer who does not truly understand the depth of the writer's existence. Without true acknowledgement, only Man's concept of 'failure' shall arise. Something that is imminent in us all.
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  April 25, 2009
Quoting Brigadeer General John Spenscon Nice comic and nice use of the "basics" of philosophy well written of course and nice character portrayal you should really write a book.
Me and gus have plans to make this a book. After it becomes a New York times #1 Best Seller, then it'll be made into a movie better than Lord of the Rings AND Monty Python and the Holy Grail combined!
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  April 25, 2009
Quoting Clan Father Erik Ackroyd I sent you an e-mail at: dothechartfirst@gmail.com. So now you must tell me if that is the correct e-mail or not. Then, ERIK ACKROYD, omaha_21@hotmail.com, will send you the picks. Oh, and you can delete this comment it you don't want others knowing about this e-mail address.
Got em.
 I like it 
  April 25, 2009
I sent you an e-mail at: dothechartfirst@gmail.com. So now you must tell me if that is the correct e-mail or not. Then, ERIK ACKROYD, omaha_21@hotmail.com, will send you the picks. Oh, and you can delete this comment it you don't want others knowing about this e-mail address.
 I made it 
  April 25, 2009
Quoting Commander Fed Wow!!! Very wordy!!! But the story was good and the pictures made it look better!!! So I am guessing that WarZone is next right?
Fo shizzle. WarZone will begin as soon as those pics are emailed detailing how to build the Mk. III Super soldier, ERIK ACKYORD. I'm still waiting.
 I like it 
  April 25, 2009
No, I never got a comment from you.
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  April 25, 2009
Quoting Praetor #187 Cool philosophy but, "God of machines" I think that hints too much if you catch the main drift of my riddle solvin' skills.
Actually, I was trying to hint. There's something on the horizon, my friend.
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  April 25, 2009
Quoting Clan Father Erik Ackroyd Nice work! The philosophy is rather interesting; perhaps it is not philosophy at all, but rather the common questioning of Man. Anyhow, perhaps life is just an epic ideology that we have given name to. Perhaps it does not exist and is rather just a continuous span of events that just happen. Organics, machines, everything is merely a lie that we have grown to acknowledge as 'life'. We span into Nothing, but yet we grow from Something. All, but is and expanse that no mind can dare tread without the punishment of doom and our personification of death. Anyhow, nice work with the light effects. Overall, excellent work!
I was trying to get into that stuff. But I never seem to be able too...
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  April 25, 2009
Nice work! The philosophy is rather interesting; perhaps it is not philosophy at all, but rather the common questioning of Man. Anyhow, perhaps life is just an epic ideology that we have given name to. Perhaps it does not exist and is rather just a continuous span of events that just happen. Organics, machines, everything is merely a lie that we have grown to acknowledge as 'life'. We span into Nothing, but yet we grow from Something. All, but is and expanse that no mind can dare tread without the punishment of doom and our personification of death. Anyhow, nice work with the light effects. Overall, excellent work!
 I like it 
  April 25, 2009
Cool. But I thought that all the multi-colored lights were Varion having a minor melt-down or something due to stress on his 'mind'.
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  April 25, 2009
Quoting Clan Father Tom Olivieri: S.C. Very nicely done. I sort of understand what you are trying to get across. Anyhow, great job! Can you check out my latest moc?
I already did, this morning. Did it appear?
 I like it 
  April 25, 2009
Very nicely done. I sort of understand what you are trying to get across. Anyhow, great job! Can you check out my latest moc?
 
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