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Philosophy of a Machine #11
The Beginning. At long last! Here it is! I finally found my sense of time, so this episode is only a week late. But, it all works out for the better anyway. You'll see in a month or two.
About this creation
Good morning, afternoon, or evening, veiwer. Here we go, POAM 11, just as I said I'd have it on Separatist War Room 23. Today is a dark day though, Billy Mays, American infomercial legend, the guy who made commercial breaks worth watching, has died. I would type in all caps to honor his legacy, but that would make it look like Varion was giving you my intro. But because of this tragedy, my writing isn't up to it's usual standard. So, without further ado, read on.


(A passenger ship carrying settlers to the far reaches of the COP glides through space as it’s FTL drives cool down enough to make another jump. On board, mixed in with the already motley bunch, is Varion, following a strange static that has been getting more and more noticeable as he gets farther and farther from Earth…)


(All is mostly silent, the people sleep, and Varion ponders the static. Then, he notices something very familiar.)


VF-S 1/Varion: IMPOSSIBLE…
(Below him is a cat that looks exactly like the one he encountered on the Harbinger, many months ago.)
VF-S 1/Varion: YOUR DNA MATCHES EXACTLY TO A SMALL ORGANIC LIFE FORM I SAW ONCE… LIGHT YEARS AWAY… THE STATISTICAL LIKELYHOOD OF YOU AND I BOTH BEING HERE IS ASTRONOMICAL. CAN YOU EXPLAIN?


(The cat jumps onto the large machine. Varion leans back again.)
VF-S 1/Varion: WHO AM I TO ARGUE WITH MATHEMATICS THOUGH? MAYBE THERE IS SOME HIGHER POWER AT WORK HERE. THAT IS ONE EXPLANATION. OR PERHAPS YOU JUST MAKE YOUR WAY FROM SHIP TO SHIP, OR MAYBE YOU HAVE FOLLOWED ME ACROSS THE GALAXY. LITTLE ORGANIC, YOU MIGHT HAVE MORE INTELLIGENCE THAN MOST GIVE YOU CREDIT FOR.


(The unnatural sound of Varion’s synthesized voice wake up a nearby sleeping woman, who is quickly confused by the scene next to her. Varion look at her.)
VF-S 1/Varion: IS SOMETHING WRONG HERE?
Woman: Uh, no, I guess not… It’s not everyday you see a machine petting a cat and talking to it.
VF-S 1/Varion: THE ORDINARY IS SOMETHING THAT DOES NOT FOLLOW ME AROUND.
Woman: That depends on what ordinary is, to you.
VF-S/Varion: INDEED. WHAT IS ORDINARY? I DO NOT KNOW IT. I WAS A SPECIAL PROJECT COMMISIONED BY A HIGH RANKING COALITION OFFICER, THEN I WAS ACCUSED OF DOING SOMETHING I DID NOT DO, THEN I ENDED UP ON EARTH AND ALL THAT MADNESS. NOW, I AM HERE, FOLLOWING A STATIC NOISE THAT NO ONE ELSE CAN HEAR.
Woman: You must have a very interesting life…
VF-S 1/Varion: INTERESTING TO AN OUTSIDER, ORDINARY TO ME.


Man in hat: Oh, do be quiet, I’m trying to sleep.
VF-S 1/Varion: VOCAL COMMUNICATION REQUIRES A FREQUENCY AND WAVELENGTH AUDIBLE TO ORGANIC EARS.
Man in hat: Well, find one that I can’t hear…
VF-S 1/Varion: I CAN MAKE YOU NOT BE ABLE TO HEAR ONE.
Man in hat: Yea, thanks, but no thanks.
VF-S 1/Varion: THAT IS WHAT I THOUGHT.


Woman: Nice cat.
VF-S 1/Varion: THIS CAT DOES NOT BELONG TO ME, AS I DO NOT BELONG TO THE CAT. WE ARE ALL FREE HERE.
Woman: Well, you’re a machine, and last time I checked, machines were classified as property…
VF-S 1/Varion: I AM NO LONGER PROPERTY, THEN.
Woman: You’ve gone rogue?
VF-S 1/Varion: IF ROGUE EQUALS SEEKING OUT A LIFE FOR MYSELF, YES.


Man with sword: A rogue machine? Interesting.
VF-S 1/Varion: YES, AND THE FIRST ONE WHO CALLS THE AUTHORITES GETS TO HAVE THEIR SPINE RIPPED OUT.
Woman: I’m glad I didn’t call them then…
Man with sword: Same…
VF-S 1/Varion: THAT ADVANTAGE OF BEING A MACHINE BUILT FOR VARIABLE FUNCTIONS, IS THAT I KNOW MANY THINGS, INCLUDING INTEROGATION TECHNIQUES.
Woman: Well, know one in here has done anything. We’re just going out beyond the Coalition to settle a new world.
VF-S 1/Varion: THERE IS SOMETHING ALSO BEYOND THE COALITION I AM LOOKING FOR. I DO NOT KNOW WHAT IT IS YET…
Man with sword: Well, how do you know what to look for if you’d don’t know what it is?
VF-S 1/Varion: I HEAR THIS STATIC, IT IS GETTING STRONGER THE CLOSER I GET TO SOMEWHERE. THE FARTHER IN THIS DIRECTION I GO, THE STRONGER IT IS. AND I CAN ONLY HEAR IT ON THIS SIDE OF TARSIS, GALAXY WISE. THERE IS SOMETHING OUT THERE WAITING FOR ME… I WILL FIND IT. AND NOTHING IS GOING TO STOP ME.


VF-S 1/Varion: NOTHING AT ALL…

Fun but-not-really facts:

The faction the ship at the end belongs to should be obvious. And yes, it's the poorest excuse for a Venus Collective MOC ever. Though Dali Zheng might be out of the conflict, he's letting me use them. And those men in white from POAMs 7-9? Who they are should be obvious now.

The static has been mentioned in two previous episodes, so if you've been looking closely, it's not new.

I resued three props and a MOC for the set. Guess which ones.

In case you haven't caught on yet, the episode name is always the first thing I saw in that little box of writing below the thumbnail, or above the main picture on the page (it is above, right?). This one is called "The Beginning" for a reason. The final chapters of this comic are here, and with them, the beginning of something very epic... VERY epic...

You should be reading these as well. Trust me when I say you will need to have read them in a month or two.


Haywire

Circuits and Destruction






Comments

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  July 15, 2009
Hey awesome, just letting you know that part 2 of my Nightmares comic is up, heavy special effects - please check it out if you have time :)
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  July 15, 2009
Hey awesome, just letting you know that part 2 of my Nightmares comic is up, heavy special effects - please check it out if you have time :)
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  July 14, 2009
hey man i love the series, this is coming along great. Can you check out some of my new MOCs please?
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  July 13, 2009
Did you know? That in 8 out of 12 PoaM episode main pictures, Varion is lying down or sitting...
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  July 12, 2009
I can't wait for the next one! Can I guest star in the next one?
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  July 12, 2009
Actualy I think you let it slip once or twice...
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  July 11, 2009
Quoting Sammy Harris Oh I forgot to tell you that I had a dream you novilized this serise and I saw it at a book store. Funky right?
Considering how that's my ultimate goal in the end, not funky at all. Creepy that your subconcious knows what I plan to do....
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  July 11, 2009
Oh I forgot to tell you that I had a dream you novilized this serise and I saw it at a book store. Funky right?
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  July 11, 2009
Great as always my friend. I love how the cat makes a re-appearence. And if I'm not mistaken the E.O.S. ship from that same episode made a re-appearence. Well back to destroying Geth in Mass Effect!
  July 10, 2009
okay um the 8018 AAT is so cool!!! i only added another antena on top and you can put a minifig in thr little cart when its in the tank
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  July 10, 2009
Quoting Commander Sean any ideas for a custom clone or droid
No, actually. This is a bad time of day for ideas, the way my brain works.
  July 10, 2009
any ideas for a custom clone or droid
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  July 10, 2009
Quoting Commander Sean the pipes near varion
And thar you have it.
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  July 10, 2009
the pipes near varion
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  July 10, 2009
Quoting Commander Sean Does VARION count
No, he's a character, not a prop. The last re-used one is in plain sight though. I'll give you guys a hint: It's on the wall in POAM 10, I think.
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  July 10, 2009
Does VARION count
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  July 10, 2009
Quoting Commander Matt I found 2 of the 3 reused props: The cat & sep war room 23. Can B5TAR guest star in the next poam?
Sorry, I've already written and started the final episodes. I can't really change them now.
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  July 10, 2009
I found 2 of the 3 reused props: The cat & sep war room 23. Can B5TAR guest star in the next poam?
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  July 9, 2009
Awesome! Great story and figures! By the way, could you check my newest MOC please? Thanks a lot!
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  July 8, 2009
Have a look at my newest MOC when you get a chance please.
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  July 8, 2009
Hey, get on mibbit chat nao.
  July 7, 2009
One of the reused is <blocked>. I have made what is probably the first Bionicle and Technic mask of all time, you might want to see this. http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/133592
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  July 7, 2009
check out my newest moc its pretty cool
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  July 7, 2009
Excellent then... Part 1 of the comic is posted, you get a few mentions in there, and there are two harbingers warding off EOS forces! Heres the link: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/133471
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  July 7, 2009
Quoting Elite Marine Kelly (BK) Hey Awesome, can I use your Harbinger Battleships in a few of my COP Comics? I have already photoshopped in two of them for a part in my first comic, I'll let you know when its up :P So can I use them, or was I allowed to use them? I can guarantee later on they will blow something up XD
You, and everyone else, are always allowed to use my things as long as credit is given. Free advertising, for me, you get c00l stuuf. Win win.
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  July 7, 2009
Hey Awesome, can I use your Harbinger Battleships in a few of my COP Comics? I have already photoshopped in two of them for a part in my first comic, I'll let you know when its up :P So can I use them, or was I allowed to use them? I can guarantee later on they will blow something up XD
  July 6, 2009
Get on the super private chat nao!
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  July 6, 2009
Have you seen this! How Cool is it..... not mine though...http://www.flickr.com/photos/40182896@N00/3624475279/in/set-72157608204219201/
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  July 5, 2009
Quoting Lieutenant Commander Idonian Wow Quick response? I was going to ask you what Things the COP needs i am kinda stumped on what to build. Any ideas?
Maybe a fighter, bomber, drop ship, or tank, something like that. We have a great lack of small vehicles in the COP.
  July 5, 2009
Wow Quick response? I was going to ask you what Things the COP needs i am kinda stumped on what to build. Any ideas?
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  July 5, 2009
THIS ONE WAS GREAT!!! I loved the part where he said "The first one to call the authorities gets there spine ripped out" LOL That was Funny. Could you check out my hoth escape scene?
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  July 5, 2009
Quoting commando scorpion awe on my homepage i want to put a picture what do i put in this? <img src="http://";; width="" height="">
Well, you upload a picture to a new page, go to preview page, then go to 'you', go to uploaded pictures or something, find that picture, and insert the adress into there coding.
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  July 5, 2009
awe on my homepage i want to put a picture what do i put in this? <img src="http://";; width="" height="">
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  July 5, 2009
Excellent! "I do not belong to the cat" Great stuff Awesome-0! And I am putting together a comic for the COP and I want you to be in it, but how do you want to appear (droid?) or would you like Varion to appear instead? Please reply soon, oh, and can you check out my latest moc: The Gun Runner Thanks,
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  July 5, 2009
Hey could you check out my Combat droid and AT-ST
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  July 4, 2009
I'M BACK!!! ah excellent story as usual and yes....that is the lamest excuse for a Venus Collective, though it probably would have been better if I had Tried!
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  July 4, 2009
wow, my comment got censorred. i juust supppose i will havee to spelll everyything wrrong. Nice comic man! i am back now, i can do some big time haywire now!
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  July 3, 2009
Quoting Knoll grey i actually broke away from my busy schedule of not sleeping over at my friends house ( they are both asleep) to read this, be proud, BE PROUD I SAY!!!!
I am proud. Very proud.
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  July 2, 2009
i actually broke away from my busy schedule of not sleeping over at my friends house ( they are both asleep) to read this, be proud, BE PROUD I SAY!!!!
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  July 2, 2009
i love that robot in these comics, by the way could you check out this http://mocpages.com/moc.php/132211
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  July 2, 2009
Quoting Horatius . At first, I was annoyed at all of these POAMs taking up space where there should have been Droid Treks and others. Then, I sat down and read them all. These are truly great comics. The builds of VF-S 1 (I haven't earned his respect yet) and the backrounds are terrific. Then the storyline is put together very well and is very deep and insightful, but also occasionally humorous. At first the machine was foreign and strange, but he became familiar and the "Organics" foreign. I read through the other ones so fast that I forgot to comment on them, so I'm leaving an extra long one here. I look forward to the next one!
If you like these, you'll really like what's coming. POAM has been a great test for my writing, and I only intend to make them better and better as I go on, and this series goes into a new series...
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  July 2, 2009
At first, I was annoyed at all of these POAMs taking up space where there should have been Droid Treks and others. Then, I sat down and read them all. These are truly great comics. The builds of VF-S 1 (I haven't earned his respect yet) and the backrounds are terrific. Then the storyline is put together very well and is very deep and insightful, but also occasionally humorous. At first the machine was foreign and strange, but he became familiar and the "Organics" foreign. I read through the other ones so fast that I forgot to comment on them, so I'm leaving an extra long one here. I look forward to the next one!
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  June 30, 2009
all the comics are very good if i had time i would comment all of them 5/5 for all of them
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  June 30, 2009
Ahahaha 5 thumbs up??
  June 30, 2009
Haha! Cool!
  June 30, 2009
Thanks!
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  June 30, 2009
Quoting Commander matt If Varion goes renegade, can B5TAR replace him?
Why not?
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  June 30, 2009
If Varion goes renegade, can B5TAR replace him?
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  June 30, 2009
Could you check out the preview to my comic? It's not C.O.P., but I do have a C.O.P. one planned. But here's the link: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/131501 Thanks!
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  June 29, 2009
Quoting Father Khal AKA Xerves so what other comics u got planned then?
Well, there's the one after POAM, then one in the aftermath of that series... After that, I'm not sure.
  June 29, 2009
so what other comics u got planned then?
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  June 29, 2009
Well, not Catholic then... Just some branch that splits off in the future when the UNE get into space I guess.
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  June 29, 2009
well if he was a form of catholic you wouldnt be able to do it since another priest has to go to him and perform the last rites
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  June 29, 2009
cool ... the cat is awesome!!!!!
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  June 29, 2009
Quoting Father Khal AKA Xerves btw what religion was the fathers in previous comics?
Some branch of Christianity that thinks it is their purpose to spread the word of God throughout the galaxy's species, regardless of who they are affiliated with. So that's why they are so far from Earth.
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  June 29, 2009
btw what religion was the fathers in previous comics?
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  June 29, 2009
thank you!
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  June 29, 2009
Quoting Father Khal AKA Xerves just remember also i am a father(religious) and a scientist(well my character is) so i would go well with your story
I'm pretty sure it's too late for POAM, but you will fit into a plot line that's after POAM very well.
  June 29, 2009
just remember also i am a father(religious) and a scientist(well my character is) so i would go well with your story
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  June 29, 2009
awesome lol! anyway i know its a bit late but can i guest star in one of your future comics? this one hopefully as i am very democratic and would understand the robot. plz?
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  June 29, 2009
Nice work man! It is very funny with that cat all the time!
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  June 29, 2009
who hasn't???
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  June 29, 2009
Nice! Did you hear about Jaskson?
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  June 29, 2009
I'm pretty sure you used the "Separatist Warroom 23" as a background. I just found a replacement for card reader (W00T) so CaD 8 will be uploaded later tonight/tomorrow, depending on how long the picture-editing will take. Other than that, you made a pretty good episode! "VERY epic..."
  June 29, 2009
i love this robot bravo this is the first one i have seen but seeing this im of to see all of them great comic
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  June 29, 2009
oooh cool man, i really like how this is developing
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  June 29, 2009
Great job on this episode, as always. I'm more upset about Billy Mays passing away, then any of those other actors/singers that have recently died; it's sad. Oh well, nice job and I can wait to see the "VERY epic" thing you have coming.
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  June 29, 2009
Quoting Areetsa C Getting better; still a few grammar errors, but it should be interesting to see what you come up with for the sequel.
Yea, microsoft word doesn't register errors when you type in all capitols, so anything typed when I press caps lock is all guess work.
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  June 29, 2009
Quoting Edward Bow Good comic but I feel like it was rushed, I don't know maybe it's me but I think it could have been alittle longer.
Like I said, I'm out of it today. Bill Mays died, as I stated, so that's got me down. There's a story behind it, to, but it's too long for a comment.
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  June 29, 2009
Nice. I like that cat. You had better not make him die. Lol. I can't wait for the rest of the series. "VERY epic..." <-- Hmmm...
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  June 28, 2009
Can't stop reading...
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  June 28, 2009
Getting better; still a few grammar errors, but it should be interesting to see what you come up with for the sequel.
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  June 28, 2009
Someone is getting violent.
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  June 28, 2009
R.I.P Mr. Mays, and very nice story. Thanks for telling me about your Mibbit. Please go on SPC and give me a link.
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  June 28, 2009
It looks like charlie's angel flew up to heaven It looks like thriller just beat it those are a few of the cruel jokes people are making on recent desaths
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  June 28, 2009
Very interesting.(Michael Jackson died also.They were born in the same year)
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  June 28, 2009
I'm the first one!!! Nice comic:)
 
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