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Philosophy of a Machine #12
Capture. <-- That's totally not a spoiler you know. Not at all. Just a name...
About this creation
Good morning, afternoon, or evening, veiwer. After TWO F**KING WEEKS of searching, I finally found the peice I needed to make this episode. It was a scout trooper helmet, I found it under a National Geographic, which was under the remains of my AT-TE, which was partially under a box and some of my clothes which I neglect to put away. I haven't cleaned my room since the start of 8th grade, by the way.

Oh, just so you know, this takes place just seconds after #11. Like, the same conversation.


Man with sword: Well, that’s all good-
(Suddenly, a large crashing noise is heard.)


Sunglasses guy: Whoa, what was that?! Is it a Coalition inspection?
(Strange noises are heard.)
VF-S 1/Varion: NEGATIVE. IT IS COALITION PROCEDURE TO ANNOUNCE THEMSELVES. IT MIGHT BE FORCES FROM ONE OF THE BARBARIAN STATES OUTSIDE COP BORDERS.


Floating Soldier: Hands up! This vessel has been temporarily seized by the Venus Collective. We are here for the machine.
VF-S 1/Varion: I MUST QUESTION WHY I SHOULD COME WITH YOU.
Floating soldier: Because if you don’t come with us, I start killing these other people.


VF-S 1/Varion: VERY WELL. I DO NOT WISH HARM UPON THOSE WHO WOULD NOT HARM ME. I WILL COME WITH YOU.
Floating soldier: Good, prepare to move out.


Man with sword: No, they’ll kill you, machine! Take this!
(He tosses his sword to Varion, realizing that the machine should have a fighting chance against certain death. The machine realizes this too.)


(Varion catches it and quickly pushes down the floating Collective soldier, obviously the leader of this group. Another soldier fires at VF-S 1, but the rounds bounce off armor made to withstand a solid plasma stream for up to 7 seconds. The machine decides to take them out before they can do anything else.)


(He severs the head of one, as he prepares to kill the other by just smashing his head.)


(The floating soldiers gets back up, but his smashed against the wall by Varion, the machine intending to kill him as well.)


(But alas, one of the crowd turns on the machine, favoring organics over the artificial. The bullet strikes a weak spot behind the knee join, breaking the motor and causing Varion to partially collapse.)


(While VF-S 1 is down, the floating soldier shoots the man who gave Varion the sword, out of revenge.)


(He then shoots Varion’s legs off, his gun much more powerful than normal.)
Floating soldier: You’ll be coming with me. And you’ll pay for what you’ve done here.
(Varion is taken aboard the ship. Two days pass as they travel to an unknown destination. Upon arrival, the machine is taken two a specialized room. A very familiar sight greets him.)


Man in white: Welcome back, Varion, we’ve missed you…
VF-S 1/Varion: YOU ARE NOT PERMITED TO CALL ME THAT.
Man in white: You’re in no position to say that. Things have changed, since last time.
VF-S 1/Varion: WHAT LAST TIME? I DO NOT RECALL ENCOUNTERING YOU PEOPLE BEFORE THIS INCIDENT.
Man in white: You’ll remember, soon. You’ll wake from your dream. Like passing through the Gate of Ecthelion, Varion. It’ll all suddenly just happen.
(The ever-present static noise VF-S 1 hears suddenly jumps…)
VF-S 1/Varion: THE GATE SHALL OPEN FOR ONLY THE ONE…
Man in white: What was that?
VF-S 1/Varion: IT IS OF NO CONCERN TO YOU.
Man in white: You are correct. It is of no concern to me. It’s time to get started.


Man in white: U-39-V68, is the field all set?
U-39-V68: Affirmative. All is ready. I await orders.
Man in white: Begin.
U-39-V68: By your command.


Man in white: You see that machine there, Varion? That’s what a machine should be, a tool, no more. You are more. And that is not good. We’ve warned this galaxy of many dangers; machines like you are a danger. But they’ve all forgotten the past. You see, we’re not about to do this because we hate you, we’re doing this so you understand why you cannot continue to exist.
VF-S 1/Varion: I HAVE AS MUCH A RIGHT TO EXIST AS YOU.
Man in white: That is where you are wrong. We created you, you are to go only as far as we permit. This universe if for us, not for you.
U-39-V68: It is ready, sir.
Man in white: Activate it.
VF-S 1/Varion: TO AFRAID TO LET ME DIE FIGHTING, ARE YOU?
Man in white: No, we just thought this way would make it easier for you. We know, behind that calm, cold attitude you’re afraid. You don’t want to die. But this isn’t quite the end for you.
(There’s a brief flash, then…)


Man in white: Perfect. U-39-V68, bring the parts to the operating room.
Floating soldier: Operating room?
Man in white: We do need to make him understand. This is the best way to do it.


Floating soldier: This should be interesting.
Man in white: Indeed it will. We’re going to end this before it begins, this time. Now, go machine, take your brethren’s parts.
U-39-V68: By your command.
Man in white: You don’t even know what you’re doing… If you had any kind of free will, you’d have stopped this. But you don’t, do you? And that’s the way it’s supposed to be.

Fun but-not-really facts:

Yes, I have made a travesty out of Dali Zheng's Venus Collective. But it's not my fault, I started writing this plot line before he withdrew from the "war". But I have permission to use it, so I will. If he was dead, he'd be rolling over in his grave. But he's not, so he'll have nightmares tonight, I bet, about what I'm going to do to his theme.

Two Battlestar Galactica refferences, so huge and obvious it's like giving a child a choice between a lego set or a book on quantum physics. The choice is obvious, just as obvious as the refferences. Oh, and one small Matrix refference.

No, Varion isn't dead. Just, fallen apart. His "brain" is inside his body, not his head, in case anyone's forgotten.

Operating room? What does that have to do with a machine? Who knows. Except me and at most, 3 others.

Questions you should be asking: What's that static? Why does Man in white sound like he's encountered Varion before even the trial episodes? What's this "Gate of Ecthelion" that seems to have something to do with the static? Why am I making you ask these questions? Find out these answers, or at least deepen these questions, next time, on POAM! Coming probably sometime this week, these episode are gonna be fun.

You should be reading these as well. Trust me when I say you will need to have read them in a month, tops. Maybe even a few weeks.

Haywire

Circuits and Destruction




Comments

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  August 4, 2009
well finally! a couple weeks before you posted this in armies of the empire it think, you said it would be posted later that night or tomarow! i waited a week for this and when i got back from a trip 14 was posted! its a good thing you found the helemt though. so it was under like 5 things? meh, my i have legos under 20 things. (i not a hater! i DO eventually dig them out) oh and could you look at this? http://mocpages.com/moc.php/141763
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  July 24, 2009
could you maybe post instructions for the floating robot??? i would really appreciate it
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  July 23, 2009
cool!, could you look at some of my stuff?
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  July 23, 2009
Cool! I've liked the story! By the way, could you check my newest MOC? Thanks!
  July 23, 2009
FED IS DEAD!: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/138167 Sorry about the dizzy pic. (not really dead just gone.)
  July 23, 2009
Thanks for letting me on that group again!
 I like it 
  July 22, 2009
Awesome, your judging my MOC-off with Sammy. I sent you the invite.
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  July 22, 2009
Quoting Commander Sean Hey is there a POAM group?
Just invited you.
  July 22, 2009
Hey is there a POAM group?
 I like it 
  July 21, 2009
hey awe can you check out my 2 new mocs, one of them is a robot....
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  July 21, 2009
lol, i know, i'm just kidding.
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  July 21, 2009
Quoting Gus Indo Weak part behind the knee joint? do you mean THE WHOLE KNEE JOINT! sorry. lol, well great comic! good action!
Varion wasn't made for... You know. He was made for story telling, gosh!
 I like it 
  July 21, 2009
@ Swordfish. wow, this has more action than all the other ones together, and now its losing you. anyway, try Haywire, my comic for more action.
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  July 21, 2009
Weak part behind the knee joint? do you mean THE WHOLE KNEE JOINT! sorry. lol, well great comic! good action!
 I like it 
  July 20, 2009
Whoa. Then Chatnao and make it 5.
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  July 20, 2009
Quoting Lord Star-Blazer Invite meh to the SSPOD.
Can't for two reasons: It's secret, and two, it's for only two people in the whole world. And three, I'm doing 4 things at once right now.
  July 20, 2009
Invite meh to the SSPOD.
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  July 20, 2009
oooook... i am 100% confused now. i blame the dope that shot varion in the leg :P
Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great
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Slip Knot AKA Space Mouse
  July 19, 2009
OMG!!!!! IT'S AMAZING!
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  July 19, 2009
Quoting Gabe Wilms well, fiinally, looks like someone is back in action ;) looks good, um i am pretty sure the Gate of Ecthelion is in Minas Tirith, from the lord of the rings return of the king... especially since the tower of ecthelion is in the city...
Shhh... I'm using the name because it's awesome. It's not like all the non-LOTR nerds will notice.
 I like it 
  July 19, 2009
Awesome! Your Venus Collective Troops are really cool too, you should post them separately. Oh, Please have a look at my newest MOC when you have time.
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  July 19, 2009
Quoting Phaze . Which is what I know.... MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!
You think you know? You know only a part of the great Plan that has been in the works for many months.
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  July 19, 2009
Quoting Gabe Wilms ya know awsome... if I am not one of the three, than why the heck can I guess this stuff all the time? come on, if you want it kept secret, just tell me so I don't spoil it...
The Gate isn't really that important. It won't be for a while, at least. It's whats coming up immediatly after this plot line that's really important.
 I like it 
  July 19, 2009
I like how you made the machines.Good writing too.
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  July 19, 2009
FINALLY!!! SOME MINDLESS PLASTIC VIOLENCE!!!
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  July 19, 2009
See what a single piece can do to you! See! Nice, and yes it has been long! As always with a storyline that keeps you hooked and BTW that Venus droid is pretty cool!
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  July 19, 2009
Excellent... BOO! I scared you there... I saw you jumped. BOO! Hm. I doesn't work twice.
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  July 19, 2009
awesome man, you've actually made this VC guys pretty well especially the robots
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  July 19, 2009
Don't say it Gabe! My ultra-secret refference must not be known!
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  July 19, 2009
Quoting Areetsa C I'm not sure if requiring readers to have knowledge of lesser comic series' is truly neccessary. Also, it goes without saying that I disapprove of the needless trimming of a lego sword. Not as much as I disapprove of the copycat robot comics, though.
Actually, there all a part of a plan. Things will make sense later. And I originally trimmed the sword a lone while ago, back in my nublet days.
 I like it 
  July 18, 2009
I'm not sure if requiring readers to have knowledge of lesser comic series' is truly neccessary. Also, it goes without saying that I disapprove of the needless trimming of a lego sword. Not as much as I disapprove of the copycat robot comics, though.
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  July 18, 2009
No! He "died"! Nice job. I like it a lot. Especially the whole other machine there. Do you think you can take a look at some of my stuff?
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  July 18, 2009
Quoting Commander Fed Pretty cool man, I like this allot and the way it all flows together!!! Question did you change something in VF-S 1? Because he looks alittle different to me, but I don't know maybe it is me, anyways again great work can't wait to see the next issue
No, I didn't change anything, but I did use some different angles on him, that might be it.
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  July 18, 2009
Killer sweet! I love it man. Can't wait to hear more on this EPIC storyline.
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  July 18, 2009
Quoting Elite Marine Kelly (BK) Awesome! No, not you! *facepalm* This comic is Awesome! You always manage to throw in twists and turns...genius! Is there any chance that my nightmares comic can have a cross-over with PoaM?
No with POAM, this is the last story arc, but for the next series, yes, definately.
 I made it 
  July 18, 2009
Quoting SwordFish . Interesting story and concepts. It's beginning to lose me a little though. Too much thought and conversation, let's see some action!
Oh, you'll get action. This whole series is just a prelude to a moment coming up. To quote Jigsaw: "Oh yes, there will be blood."
  July 18, 2009
POAM reminds me of LOST.
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  July 18, 2009
Awesome! No, not you! *facepalm* This comic is Awesome! You always manage to throw in twists and turns...genius! Is there any chance that my nightmares comic can have a cross-over with PoaM?
 I like it 
  July 18, 2009
Interesting story and concepts. It's beginning to lose me a little though. Too much thought and conversation, let's see some action!
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  July 18, 2009
better than me and your vocabulary is way better than mine
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  July 18, 2009
Quoting Commander Sean awesome your are a master builder wonder what happens next
I'd consider myself more of an awesome writer than builder... If you look closely, these sets aren't really that good.
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  July 18, 2009
awesome your are a master builder wonder what happens next
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  July 18, 2009
nice man!
 
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