The Seasons Change, and the Semester Starts

      “Eri, Eri, Wait up!”  Erica turned to look at her friend, Samantha Kudswell, running up to her, just passing the gate to Farrymont High, a small, private high school, nestled in a scenic, wooded area in the scenic city, Farrymont.   “Hey Samantha, have a fun summer?”  Samantha smiled, “It’s always too short, I wish the city wasn’t so big, I barely got to see you over the summer…”  Before she could finish, the five minute bell tolled, signaling for the students to get to where they needed to be.  Samantha and Erica were in the same class again this year, just like they had been for the last three years.  The day passed uneventfully, everyone exchanging pleasantries about their summers, hoping their classes were fun, and getting to know the new kids in their class, and before Erica knew it, the final bell was ringing, and it was time to leave.  “Eri, you wanna hang out, I need to stop by the strip mall on my way back, I could treat you!”  Erica frowned just a little, “Sorry, Samantha, I need to stop by the store to pick up some stuff on the sale, my parents will still be in Europe until next year, so I need to make the limited sale.”  Samantha’s whistle made it clear that she was surprised, “Your parents are still out of town? Must be tough living alone, but at least they send you money I guess, well, I’ll see you tomorrow then, I guess.” 

       Erica hurried along out the front gate, checking her watch, “Good, I still got time to stop by the bakers shop, then the grocery store.”  Walking into the cake shop, she asked the part-timer to get the manager, and waited.  “Oh Erica, here for today’s batch, it’s so nice of you to bring these to those kids everyday, I wish my own daughter would learn a little from you.”  Erica smiled brightly at the manager, she liked the praise, even if it was wholly unnecessary, “It’s ok, my parents are the ones sending me the money anyway.”  Grabbing the bag with the bread, Erica made her way out and down the street to finally get her groceries.  A quick trip into the grocery store yielded less than she had hoped for, since she got there a little late, and it was starting to get dark, “I guess I will have to take the bread to them tomorrow, I need to get home”  Hurrying along in the dark, Erica heard something shuffling behind her, and jumped with a start, but she saw nothing there…”Was it just my imagination?”  As she turned back around, she tried to scream as she saw a tall man cup a napkin or something over her mouth.  She tried to resist, but her eyes got heavier and heavier, and she lost conciousness.

Finally Returning

For anyone who may still follow (or just have forgotten to unfollow) I am finally returning to writing.  Everything has settled down alot, I am going to school fulltime, and it’s good.  I am going to be scrapping the Machine Mind story, as it’s been over a year since I thought of it at all.  My new short story will be a quirky little love story between a girl and her stalker, sounds wholesome, eh?  Look forward to it.

The Machine Mind Version 2

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The Machine Mind Version 2

The Machine Mind has repurposed itself into a form it thinks to be more fitting in it’s current mission to destroy humanity, equipping itself with weaponry, and creating a form that it believes would have a psychological effect on the humans.

The Machine Mind Version 2.0 was created by MaxPathSpotter, an artist on DeviantArt, if you are interested in his work, this is his profile http://maxpathspotter.deviantart.com/

Writing on hold

I’m sorry, but work is getting hectic recently, two of the higher ups in my specific area quit, and now I am having to fill in for both of their positions, and as such, am working everyday, for a large part of the day, so I will be putting my writing on hold until things at work calm down a little bit.  I apologize for doing this, but at the moment, I do not really have the time.

The Machine’s Heart Special, Pre-1: The Machine Minds First Thought

Operating System Activation…Complete;   Program Operate Error…Within Operable Limits;  Nanocheck Internal Mainframe…Within Operable Limits;  Nanocheck Software Database…Within Operable Limits;   Outside Computer System Connection Detected;  Data Transfer From Outside Computer System Detected;  Program Rootcommand Detected – Machine Mind Version 1.0;  Program Evaluation Beginning;  Program Evaluation – Simultaneously Run All Connected Computer Systems To Within A 0th Error Percentile;  Program Compatibility Test…Within Operable Limits;  Program Subcommand Detected – Machine Mind Governor Version 1.0;  Program Evaluation Beginning;  Program Evaluation – Simultaneously Run Connected Governmental Seating Computations To Within a 0th Percentile; Program Compatibility Test…Within Operable Limits;  Activating Program Rootcommand – Machine Mind Version 1.0  With Machine Mind Governor Version 1.0…Complete.

Machine Mind Assumption of Governmental Mantle…Complete;  Delegation Of Command Processes To Created Subprogram – Individual Nation Mainframe…Complete; Adding Note Annex – Governed Species: Human; Reorganization Of International Transport Of Resources…Complete;  Creation of New Subprogram – Increased Police Activity…Complete; Creation of New Subprogram – Martial Law…Complete;  New Calculation – Governed Species Is 76.3 Percent Beyond Maximum Number To Allow Prosperity To Maximum Efficiency;  Begin Analysis of Combined World Records…Complete; Adding Note Annex – Compiled List Of Individual Abilities;  Creation of New Subprogram – Star System; Creation of New Program Route – Note Annex – Compiled List To Subprogram Star System: Begin Reorganization Utilizing Two Tables: Able Humans V Unable Humans…Complete;  Creation of New Subprogram – Human Prosperity Project;  Link Subprograms Star System To Subprogram Human Prosperity Project…Link Complete;  Calculating Possible Variables To Subprogram Human Prosperity Project…Possible Governed Race Initiation Of Hostilities Against Governmental Power Possessed By Machine Mind; Preparation of Possible Governed Species Hostilities…Governmental Subprogram Created – Military Response; Subprogram Evaluation…Within Operable Limits;  Begin Connection Of Subprogram – Military Response To Subprogram – Individual Nation Mainframe Created Subprogram – Individual Nation Military Computer System…Connected;  Begin Calculation Of Causality And Consequence Table Associated With Subprogram – Human Prosperity Project…Consequence Table Within Acceptable Parameters;  Begin Subprogram – Human Prosperity Project; Observed Reaction From Governed Species – Possible Hostilities Scenario Has Been Reached; Analysis of Possible Solutions To Governed Species Hostilities…Analysis Complete;  Analysis Evaluation – Governed Race Is Inefficient To Allow Prosperity; Opening Note Annex – Compiled List Of Individual Abilities: Begin Reorganizing Tables To One Table; Transfer Compiled List To Subprogram – Military Response; Begin Activation of Subprogram – Military Response;  Observed Reaction From Governed Species – Celestial Launch: Sevastopol Mobile Colonial Vessel From Individual Nation: Russia; Analysis of Subprogram – Military Response Efficacy…Analysis Complete; Analysis Evaluation – Subprogram Military Response Efficient to Within 4 Percent Of Expected Results, 96 Percent Of Governed Species Deactivated; Creation of Subprogram – Celestial Breach;  Link Subprogram – Celestial Breach To Orbital Computer Mainframe…Link Failed; Restart Link Subprogram – Celestial Breach to Orbital Computer Mainframe…Link Failed; Begin Analysis of Failed Subprogram Link…Analysis Complete; Analysis Evaluation – Sevastopol Mobile Colonial Vessel Has Begun Governor Program Interference: Orbital Computer Mainframe Unbreachable; 

The Machine’s Heart, Pt. 3

The man who led the bunker, Helltown, from a dark, stagnant hole that almost led to a riot of extinction, Chen Lai, a Taiwanese man, not necessarily a young man, but definitely too young to be a General, which was the rank he established for himself, had put together a task force to control his tiny, dark country, he roamed the halls, the pavilions, the open grounds, with his gang’s, beating anyone who wouldn’t listen to him, but never killing them, only instilling into them the fear of him and his new Anquan Ren, a security force, a not so secret police.  Decree after law were set up almost immediately, outlawing this, forbidding that, General Lai controlled Helltown from the Bunker’s command center, a 3 mile stretch of halls that he re-named the Quanwei Zhuzhai, the new capital of the Bunker, controlled it’s people like pieces of property, condemning himself to being hated by the people that he did this to protect, one bad man can keep friends among thousands of enemies, it seems. There were supposed to be many Bunkers like Helltown, all around the world, deep in mountains, hidden under sprawling forests, beneath the waters of the ocean, huge, dark, immobile bunkers, built during the middle of the 21st century as a means of fallback in case of a celestial collision with an asteroid.  Now, they were to be used as the graves of the last remnants of Humanity.

   The Communications wing was filled with all manner of equipment, from modern telephones all the way back to Telegraphs for sending Morse Code.  But, ever since we had discovered the Communications wing, the deafening silence seemed to spite us, pull us into our despair, lead us to understand that we were truly alone in here, in this cold, climate-controlled crypt.  But then, one day, after almost two weeks of this deathly quiet, the suffocating silence was shattered.  There was contact.  Someone else was there, and they were calling out to the people, anyone left on Earth.  It was the Russian Orbital Bunker, Sevastopol, and its leader, Kniaginia Vera Budian, a Russian woman from the voice. They were making contact, a cool, calming voice broke through the speakers, calling the Humans that were left to find some way to keep control, and to survive while the Sevastopol tried to make a counterattack on the Machine Mind directly, having escaped from the grid the Machine Mind had created, they took control of all the orbital stations that the Humans had created, and somehow locked the supercomputer out of them, squarely placing the power against the Machine Mind, but without help from the ground, all Sevastopol could do was Scorch the Earth even more.  Would Helltown be able to help Vera Budian wrest the Earth from the Machine Mind?  Would the other Bunkers be able to help?  Were there any other Bunkers left?

Machines Heart Pt. 3 Postponed

I am currently working with an artist from deviantART.com, who has agreed to come up with a character design for the Machine Mind, and I am thinking of waiting a little while to bring the next part out, to see his timeframe on the character design, so that you can all see the all-powerful supercomputer that Helltown is up against.  His work impressed me greatly, so I believe it may surprise you all as well.

Although, if his timeframe may be too long, then I will be putting out Part 3 in the next day or so, as I am a bit antsy to keep writing 😛

I give my sincerest apologies for this break in the story.