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Philosophy of a Machine #6
Explanation and Realization. Begins where #5 leaves off, so if you want answers, this is the place to come for them.
About this creation
Good morning, afternoon, or evening, veiwer. Not much to say again up here. R-r-r-read it!


(VF-S 1, Arrin, and the EOS troops walk through the grasses to an unknown location. All are silent.)


(He is chained down [Not that would do any good], and the EOS troops prepare some kind of computer. The machine remains silent, trying to figure out what is happening, and why. Until Arrin approaches.)


Arrin: You’re wondering why I ‘betrayed’ you. Technically, only people can be betrayed, and you’re not a person, but you wonder nonetheless.
VF-S 1/Varion: CORRECT. WHY?
Arrin: Your Coalition’s wars are driving taxes high. Too high. Ever since my wife died from a plague that you still haven’t sent aid to combat, I’ve had trouble paying the taxes. And once I can’t pay them, I’m arrested. And once I’m arrested, who will care for my children? The streets are no place to grow up, I would know. It’s where I was raised myself. I won’t let that happen. The EOS offered me enough so that I could keep on paying for a war that none of the Coalition’s people even want to fight.
VF-S 1/Varion: THAT DOES NOT EXPLAIN WHY YOU HAD TO TURN ON ME.
Arrin: Yes, it does. You’re a simple machine, you’ve never had children, you never will. Any parent would tell you that they’d do anything to ensure their children would have a hopeful future. That’s what I’m securing for them, a future. Like you’d understand…
EOS Captain: Time to start this thing!


(An EOS soldier pries off VF-S 1’s chest plate, and immediately, the machine knows something is very wrong. His Crystal Network, his mind, is exposed to the outside world. He could die easily.)


(As soon as he notices the cable, VF-S 1 breaks off the chains that keep him down, knowing he’s in over his head.)


(Alas, the Captain is too quick, half-throwing the cable onto the Crystal Network. Shocked by the foreign object, the Network shuts off.)
EOS Captain: Good, good. The brute turned itself off. Start the download.


(Several hours later…)
EOS Captain: How goes it?
EOS soldier: Well, sir. We’ve got just about everything we need, and more. Ship blueprints, plans, tactics, military movements, codes, communication frequencies, everything.
EOS: Captain: There’s more in this thing than I thought. Interesting.


(Several more hours later…)
EOS Captain: All right people, we have what we came for, let’s leave this hunk of metal to rot in here until someone finds it.
(The EOS and Arrin march out, the EOS to their ship, Arrin, to his home, to pay his taxes for one of the most unpopular wars in a long time, to avoid arrest and debtor’s prison.)


(Three weeks later…)
Fleet Lord Slip Knot: About freakin’ time we found this guy!
COP scout: I agree sir, about freakin’ time.
Fleet Lord Slip Knot: I know, right? Why did they even send me? I’m a Fleet Lord, you scouts are the ones who know how to find things.
COP Scout: I found your mom!
Slip Knot: Hey man!
COP Scout: Hey man!
Slip Knot: Shut it, fool. Machine, awake!
(VF-S 1 does not awake. Instead, his eye remains dark as ever. So, Fleet Lord Slip Knot reattaches his chest plate. The dark eye pulses a bright, light blue, then fades to a darker blue before stabilizing.)


VF-S 1/Varion: ERROR: SYSTEM SECURITY COMPRIMISED.
Slip Knot: Huh? We aren’t compromising anything…
VF-S 1/Varion: RESTORING MEMORY FILES, SYSTEM RESTARTED. UNIT DESIGNATION: VARIABLE FUNCTION-SENTIENT 1. COALITION PROPERTY ID: #987654567890135282058197429. COMPLETE SYSTEM RESTORE. GREETINGS, ORGANICS.
Slip Knot: That was… Interesting. What are you?
VF-S 1/Varion: I AM VF-S 1. WHAT ARE YOU?
Slip Knot: “Who am I”, not “What am I”.
VF-S 1/Varion: THEN ADRESS ME THAT WAY IF YOU DO NOT LIKE BEING CALLED A ‘WHAT’.
Slip Knot: Alright, sorry… I’m Fleet Lord Slip Knot.
VF-S 1/Varion: VERY WELL. LET US LEAVE THIS PLACE.


Slip Knot: Strange fellow…
COP Scout: Sir, I found out what happened to it. You might want to report it…


(Later that day…)
Slip Knot: There’s a village ahead, the same one you were headed to, Machine. Go check it out; I have to report we found you.


(Meanwhile, in that village…)
Father Lawrence: Don’t be sad, friends. Although this sickness may claim my life, that does not matter. I will be with God soon enough…
Kresor man: But Father, what will we do? The Church hasn’t sent anyone to replace you. Who will direct our services?
Father Lawrence: Stop worrying. My successor will arrive by Sunday, don’t fear.
Human woman: With out you-
Father Lawrence: Please, everyone, do not fret. My life has been long and good, but my life is ending. Everything has it’s time, I’ve learnt that more than most. This is my time. Be glad, my friends, my final hour among this existence is here. There is someone coming, the last one I will speak to.


Father Lawrence: Here he is now. Leave us, friends, and farewell.
VF-S 1/Varion: I TAKE IT YOU WERE THE REASON I WAS SENT HERE?
Father Lawrence: Most likely. Vice Admiral Layman has a close tie to the Church, and I’ve been quite a valuable asset to the Church, bringing the light of God to the peoples in the far reaches from Earth.
VF-S 1/Varion: THAT EXPLAINS THINGS. I APOLOGIZE FOR NOT ARRIVING SOONER TO DELIVER THE AID.
Father Lawrence: Speaking of explaining, I have some of that to do right now. No doubt if any of my peers heard it, they'd be shocked at such "blasphemy".


Father Lawrence: Your name is Varion.
VF-S 1/Varion: I DID NOT TELL YOU MY DESIGNATION-
Lawrence: You don’t have a designation, that is your name. You have a name, and it’s Varion. You’re just like the rest of them, Varion. You don’t realize this yet, but you have much more in common with the organics than you think.
VF-S 1/Varion: YOU SPEAK AS IF YOU ARE NOT ONE OF THEM.


Lawrence: What I say is not important. What I see is.
VF-S 1/Varion: THEN TELL ME, WHAT DO YOU SEE?
Lawrence: I see you. I see what, and who, you truly are. When I look at you right now, I don’t see a machine! I see a Prophet, blazing with the light of God, who shall be the harbinger of a new age! That is who I see. This room is gone, only you remain here, illuminating existence itself. My time is here. May God bless you on your journey, Varion.


(VF-S 1 stares in shock, as the priest dies, breath stopping, face relaxing. The machine closes the old man’s eyes, something he’s seen organics do many times with their dead.)


(The machine comes back to the point where Fleet Lord Slip Knot is making his report. He has a grim look on his face.)
Fleet Lord Slip Knot (to a radio): Yes, yes, I understand. Once again, does this have to be done? Very well, but next time you want your dirty work done, find someone else.
Slip Knot (to soldiers): Men, at arms!


Fleet Lord Slip Knot: Unit VF-S 1, you are under arrest for high treason against the Coalition of Planets. You will remain held under the jurisdiction of the Coalition, and you will be considered guilty until proven innocent. Any rights guaranteed to you are now revoked, with the exception of the right to representation in court of law. You will come with us, immediately.

Fun but-not-really facts:

Does this ending seem familiar? If so, you win a gold star! Don't worry, folks. I'm going somewhere with all this gun pointing.

Slip Knot guest-starred in this one. As you see, he was not happy to arrest VF-S 1. Obviously, someone is making him do the 'dirty work'.

If these last two weren't exciting enough, we have a courtroom episode next! Get ready from some hard core legal systems! Speaking of those, judging by Ian's commentaries on his MOCs, it seems the COP would have a "guilty until proven innocent" outlook on things. And revoking any rights a person has while held.

What's with Father Lawrence? VF-S 1 notes that he talks like he's not an organic, but Lawrence ignores this. Dun dun dun... Which reminds me, this "Church" will play a very important role soon. Along with several other religous, monothiest groups. I got plenty of notes from the people of CFOL, and am getting more, so expect a lot more religious stuff than this.

VF-S 1's Property ID number is around 9.8 septillion. Just think how big that number is...

No dog this time, sorry folks. MOCpages screwed me over earlier today on my first time uploading, everything went to hell and all information was lost. I've spent my time since then re-uploading, going to see the Star Trek movie (AWESOME, by the way), and spending more time on this. Next MOC, I promise.

Oh cupcakes! I almost forgot, anyone who is in on the plan, don't say anything!

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Comments

 I made it 
  August 13, 2009
Quoting Sammy Harris Holy Cow!! It's all coming together now!!! I get it now!
Oh, there's still more to be revealed yet. You don't even know.
 I like it 
  August 13, 2009
Holy Cow!! It's all coming together now!!! I get it now!
  July 12, 2009
Great work!
 I made it 
  May 17, 2009
Quoting Indiana Pearce AKA Mr. Spock At the end of my testimony, have me say that I've got a date, have Varion ask who, then I'll rush out of the courtroom, speeechless.
Ok... I'm not sure if you're allowed to do it in a real courtroom, but this is all lego here.
 I like it 
  May 16, 2009
Empire of Darkness Chapter V is posted!
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  May 16, 2009
Amazing! Great work!! I really like it how you put the minifigs on a grassy/rocky place, that looks awesome. Also, part 3 of my comic series is up, check it out please! By the way you are starred in it too, but just for two frames but you will appear for longer in the next part.
Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great
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Infinity Life
  May 15, 2009
Great Job probably your best one in the series
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  May 15, 2009
THAT is good writing... and it reminds me of irobot alot! keep up the work!
 I made it 
  May 14, 2009
Quoting Areetsa C No, it's not that as much as the fact that I couldn't really think of anything to say about them at the time.
Ah, makes sense. For all I know Keith Goldman is watching me, and never leaving a review...
  May 14, 2009
No, it's not that as much as the fact that I couldn't really think of anything to say about them at the time.
 I made it 
  May 14, 2009
Quoting Areetsa C Why are you surprised?
After reviewing quite a few of your things, and never getting something in return (it's a Star Warser thing), I just thought my things held no interest for you, to spend time writing something on them.
  May 14, 2009
Why are you surprised?
 I made it 
  May 14, 2009
Quoting CC-1102 "Rocky" Oooh, Ooh! For VARION's trial, can I be the judge? Like use my Sig-Figgy? If you don't plan on having a judge, that's OK. Oh, and I have the part of EOD with OOM-27 written, and it is EPIC!
Oooh, Ooh! I'm gonna be in EOD and it's gonna be epic! Woot! I already have someone in mind for the judge, but I can make you a lawyer. You certainly get to say more.
 I like it 
  May 14, 2009
Oooh, Ooh! For VARION's trial, can I be the judge? Like use my Sig-Figgy? If you don't plan on having a judge, that's OK. Oh, and I have the part of EOD with OOM-27 written, and it is EPIC!
 I made it 
  May 14, 2009
Quoting Areetsa C Thus far it's much better than the average mocpages comic, but I might suggest finding a way to seperate from the 'person one: blah blah person two: blah blah' dialogue methods.
Tried that once, it doubled the production time and raised the temperature of my room by several degrees. On my old series Droid Trek (not good at all), I had speech boubles, but they interfered with the pictures and added 2 hours to the 2 hour upload and format time. And since I have no chairs in my room, I sit with my laptop in my lap. When it runs a long time, it gets hot. Then I get hot. Then my room gets hot. Not fun or comfortable, so this way works best for now. And I'm suprised you actually reviewed a MOC of mine.
 I like it 
  May 14, 2009
Thus far it's much better than the average mocpages comic, but I might suggest finding a way to seperate from the 'person one: blah blah person two: blah blah' dialogue methods.
 I made it 
  May 14, 2009
Quoting EC-1975 "Lagerama" cool, can i be the new priest? except im not drunken this time..
Sure. Maybe POAM 4 was your last day of not being a preist, and you decided to party. Now, you're a very reserved man, ready to do God's work...
 I like it 
  May 13, 2009
I love this series it really cool. even if it is C.O.P. JK. come check out my stuff.
 I like it 
  May 12, 2009
Now that I think about it... This reminds me a lot of Speaker for the Dead (sequal to Ender's Game) when sometimes it's not the battles that are exiting, but the 'phycological' battles within the characters themselves. Oh and I got BK to judge our MOC-off. So post it whenever and tell him it's up.
Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great
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Michael Sloper
  May 11, 2009
Hey Awesome, I was wondering if you could comment on my Venator since you really haven't really commented on any of my new mocs lately. But if you don't want to then that's totally understandable.
 I made it 
  May 11, 2009
Quoting Indiana Pearce AKA Mr. Spock What's your witness lineup? I'd like to be added.
We've got you, Doctor Thompson from #1, John Hood, and... Well, that's the Defence so far. Prosecution will have a reluctant Slip Knot, Vice Admiral Layman, Sergeant Greland a few other people. Haven't finished the line up yet, but their directs and crosses will have to be quick, maybe a montage for the comic.
 I made it 
  May 11, 2009
Quoting Indiana Pearce AKA Mr. Spock Who will defend VF-S 1 in the trial? Not me. I'd like to be a witness (if possible).
Probably someone whose name I just forgot, as he volunteered as a guest star a while ago. He has yet to confirm this role though.
 I made it 
  May 11, 2009
Quoting D. Technicolor films Good story, I personally have commented on it three times, I think. This time is for a question...what exactly does Varion do is he a robot or like something related to an assasain bot from StarWars?
VF stands for Variable Function. Basically, he's Fleet Lord Aemowe's new toy, so he does what Aemowes commands, which could be anything. He is a robot, but posseses an experimental device known as the Crystal Network, working like a standard organic brain, just a crystal lattice instead of nerve cells carrying electrical impulses. He's one big test, basically, and now he's in trouble.
 I like it 
  May 11, 2009
Good story, I personally have commented on it three times, I think. This time is for a question...what exactly does Varion do is he a robot or like something related to an assasain bot from StarWars?
 I made it 
  May 11, 2009
Quoting Grand Admiral Darren . excellent storyline, obviously VF whatever won't die. anyway what are you planning for a new star wars MOC- Just wondering
It involves ruins...
 I like it 
  May 11, 2009
excellent storyline, obviously VF whatever won't die. anyway what are you planning for a new star wars MOC- Just wondering
Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great
Kevin Small
  May 10, 2009
Awsome moc but I dont think I would have left that robot to rot im pretty sure someone find it and they did,its a good moc none the less...anyways I got a new moc up i'd appeciate it if you would check it out.-Kevin
Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great
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Michael Sloper
  May 10, 2009
Sweet series Awesome! I really like the main character I forget his name but he's sweet! I really like the design. This series could even be better then Fed's because there's something about this series that bests Fed's series. But either way well done! Oh, and I recently joined the C.O.P. again so I was wondering if I could be in your series?
Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great
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Michael Sloper
  May 10, 2009
Thanks!
Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great
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Slip Knot AKA Sam Nineham
  May 10, 2009
Oh this is cool. Much like in the story, I am not happy that I was the one who had to arrest VFS-1. Have you seen my 'Rising Dangers' comic, which is based on POAM!?
 I like it 
  May 10, 2009
keep up the good work!!!!
 I made it 
  May 10, 2009
Quoting Michael Sloper Sweet series Awesome! I really like the main character I forget his name but he's sweet! I really like the design. This series could even be better then Fed's because there's something about this series that bests Fed's series. But either way well done! Oh, and I recently joined the C.O.P. again so I was wondering if I could be in your series?
You're in the waiting list now, after Alex Ruiz and G Gamer. Although there's gonna be a bunch of people in 7 and 8, so I bet I could put you in there too.
 I like it 
  May 10, 2009
awesome awesome, I really liek the fact that it in =volves good, christian values. Hey, I made my cop sig fig, so check it out
 I like it 
  May 10, 2009
Disregard previous statement ment to comment on gus indo just realized.
 I like it 
  May 10, 2009
Hello Awesome, I want to say that this is an awesome story. Also want to say thanks for acceptance into the C.O.P. and that I look forward to making creations for it. I'd also appreciate a comment or two on my first C.O.P. infantry creation: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/118445 Thanks, and also what exactly do I need to do to become a moderator for the C.O.P. I've asked a couple moderators but they only tell me the obvious: Make lots of creations, be very interactive etc. but I think you, being an admin would know exactly. Thanks for the help. -D.T.
 I like it 
  May 10, 2009
Very nice work. Powerful writing, powerful story, powerful builds. Also, something the opposite of that, EOD IV is up.
 I like it 
  May 10, 2009
Cool,could check out my droid army when you get the chance?Thanks.
 I made it 
  May 10, 2009
Quoting Indiana Pearce AKA Mr. Spock WHAT THE FLAK?! YOU saw Star Trek? I haven't been able to do so. Awesome, I wanna see a USS Enterprise out of you.
All I need is some reference pics, then I'll get right on. Unfortunately, I'm gonna be gone for the day.
 I like it 
  May 10, 2009
Once again shockingly awesome.
 I like it 
  May 10, 2009
Nice.
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  May 10, 2009
I like this, a lot! Outside scenery does the job! Maybe I should start working on CaD 4 soon...
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  May 10, 2009
-plays freaky music-wird and i dont like who slip knot was talking to oh and i have finished the new xaros he is SIMILAR not same so expect some of varion in him
 I like it 
  May 10, 2009
epic!
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  May 10, 2009
What does symetrical manner mean?
 I like it 
  May 10, 2009
Dude frekin' awsome!!! Can't wait for the next one!!
 I like it 
  May 10, 2009
great job man, i love this entire series.
 I like it 
  May 10, 2009
Sweet!I thought for a sec that he was shut down for good.Could you check out my MOCs?
 
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