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Philosophy of a Machine #10
Chillin' Proper. It's about freaking time I got this episode up, it's been what? 2 weeks? 3 weeks? Well, it's here now.
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Look! I updated! Thank you for being patient and all that good stuff, I've been busy. And at long last, here's your reward. I should be getting back to the normal once a week schedule now that school is over.


Phaze: Right this way, our transport ship. Cheap and safe.
VF-S 1/Varion: CHEAP AND SAFE DO NOT OFTEN GO TOGETHER.
Phaze: Here’s the exception.


(The two walk down the main hall of the ship.)
Phaze: Nice door, isn’t it?
VF-S 1/Varion: FALSE. IT IS NOT A NICE DOOR. THE DIMENSIONS ARE TOO FAR OFF.
Phaze: There’s always a downside to the things you see, isn’t there?
VF-S 1/Varion: THAT IS ONE WAY TO LOOK AT IT.


Phaze: I’m back, people!
Alex: Cool. Now can I sleep? Rocky is in the chair and Blazer is on that piece of crap bed they put in here.
Phaze: All in good time…


VF-S 1/Varion: I DO NO LIKE THIS DOOR. IT IS TOO SHORT AND TOO NARROW. I FEEL LIKE SOME ANIMAL.
Phaze: Most people see no difference between that and a machine.
VF-S 1/Varion: FALSE AGAIN. MACHINES ARE LOWER THAN ANIMALS TO THE AVERAGE ORGANIC.
Phaze: You just have to put an even more negative spin on things…
VF-S 1/Varion: I AM FEELING NEGATIVE.


VF-S 1/Varion: I REALLY DO NOT LIKE THAT DOOR.
Karta: Welcome to my world…
Phaze: Stop whining, both of you! We have a 5 day trip ahead of us, each day takes as further from the EOS.
VF-S 1/Varion: AND CLOSER TO THE COALITION.
Phaze: Actually, we’re headed to Far Reaches. Beyond Thyrenda and the 3rd Coalition Fleet’s jurisdiction.
VF-S 1/Varion: I HAVE NEVER BEEN OUT THERE. THIS SHOULD BE INTERESTING.


(Later that day…)
Blazer: Hey, guys, does this hat make me look fly?
Phaze: No, not really.
VF-S 1/Varion: I CONCUR. IT DOES NOT LOOK GOOD. AND, YOU ARE NOT IN THE SAME UNIFORM AS THE REST OF THIS GROUP.
Blazer: I didn’t feel like wearing it. It’s not like someone’s gonna be pointing a gun at me. What’s it to you, anyway?
VF-S 1/Varion: IN CASE YOU HAVE NOT NOTICED, I AM A MACHINE. I PREFER THINGS FORMAL.
Blazer: Whatever…


(Day 2 of the journey. Nothing much is happening, VF-S 1 heard some static, everyone else didn’t hear anything. They blamed it on a malfunctioning part. Things go on.)
VF-S 1/Varion: I QUESTION THE PURPOSE OF SITTING AT AN UNUSUAL ORIENTATION.
Karta: I question your mom!
VF-S 1/Varion: THIS STATEMENT IS FALSE. I POSSESS NO PARENTS. I WAS MADE, NOT BORN.
Karta: It’s called a joke.
Phaze: VF-S 1, I do it because I can. And because I’m bored.
VF-S 1/Varion: ONTO MORE INTERESTING SUBJECTS: WHY ARE YOU FLEEING THE EOS?
Phaze: They’re fighting for the wrong reasons. At first, it was just self-defense, but now it’s just a hunt for relics and a greedy conquest of worlds. Besides, they made it so I had to wait another year to fly a spacecraft.
Karta: And those relics? I heard rumors they are for a weapon…
VF-S 1/Varion: LET US HOPE SOMEONE WILL STOP THAT WEAPON. IF IT REQUIRES STRANGE RELICS, IT MUST BE POWERFUL. IT IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS… LIKE THE HERO CYCLE, IN A WAY.
Phaze: No, no, don’t get into literature with me.
VF-S 1/Varion: VERY WELL. I WILL HAVE A CONVERASTION ABOUT LITERATURE WITH ONE OF MY COMPUTERS.
(VF-S 1’s eye turns off and his body lies back, as if he were shut down.)


Blazer: Good, he’s gone for now. Phaze, I have a proposition I’ve been thinking about.
Phaze: Go on…
Blazer: I noticed a wanted sign for this machine back on Thyrenda, someone was just putting it up. The reward is 5 billion.
Phaze: …5 billion?
Blazer: In Coalition money. That’s a lot more than 5 billion in the Skaborr economy or Earth economy.
Phaze: And you want to turn him in to the COP government?
Blazer: Yes, it’s for our own good. This machine is obviously extremely important, and probably dangerous. And the Coalition wants it back. With that much money, we could get ourselves a moon, or a private luxury liner. Or three. We could even get a warship to fight the EOS with. Imagine the possibilities!
Phaze: Remember how I broke him out of prison?
Blazer: Let me turn him in…
Phaze: …I’ll think on it, ok?


(Day 3 of the journey. Still, not much is happening. Phaze goes to sleep, the other four have a talk.)
Blazer: Alright, everyone, Phaze is asleep now, and so is the machine. I’ll fill you in. This machine is wanted by the COP, 5 billion in their money. We turn it in, we can do whatever we want, get a moon, get a warship, anything.
Rocky: Tempting offer, you’ve got. I’m not too sure about this though…
Karta: Hey, if we can buy a warship, we can really hit the EOS hard. We still have plans and everything of vital places…
Alex: This is a tough choice.
Blazer: Come on, guys! It’s a machine; it’s not alive or anything. It doesn’t even feel. It’s just… It’s just a machine.
Karta: I’m in. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. We can fight the EOS, hit them hard. A sacrifice of one machine will be worth it for the galaxy.
Rocky: Fine, I’m in… I don’t like this though.
Alex: I don’t know about this… What has Phaze said?
Blazer: It doesn’t matter what Phaze has or hasn’t said! We have a chance to really hurt the EOS here, and if turning in this hunk of stupid metal to the Coalition is the price, well, I think it’s a price we can pay.


(Suddenly, Varion snaps back to full operation mode, staring at Blazer. The four jump in shock.)
VF-S 1/Varion: CONSIDERING HOW I HAVE BEEN BETRAYED TWICE BY YOUR ORGANICS, I THOUGHT IT UNWISE TO TURN OFF IN YOUR PRESENCE. I HAVE BEEN FULLY ACTIVE THIS WHOLE TIME, LISTENING. AND I DO NOT LIKE WHAT I HAVE HEARD.
Blazer: I- uh, look-
VF-S 1/Varion: NO! ENOUGH OF YOUR LIES! YOUR FILTHY ORGANICS GO AROUND THINKING YOU ARE THE SUPREME FORMS OF EXISTANCE, SO FAR ABOVE EVERYTHING. THIS IS FALSE.


(VF-S 1 snatches the gun from Rocky, and points it at Blazer.)
VF-S 1/Varion: I SHOULD SHOOT YOU RIGHT HERE; BUT I WILL NOT. I AM NOT LIKE YOU.
Blazer: You got that right…
VF-S 1/Varion: CORRECT. I AM NOT SO LOW THAT I BETRAY FOR SIMPLE MONEY. I HOPE SOMEDAY YOU REALIZE JUST HOW PETTY YOUR EXISTENCE IS.


VF-S 1/Varion: NOW, I TAKE MY LEAVE. IF I EVER SEE YOU AGAIN, BLAZER, IT WILL NOT BE AS PLEASANT AS THIS. THE SAME GOES FOR THE REST OF YOU.
Alex: Whoa, I didn’t agree with them!
VF-S 1/Varion: NEITHER DID YOU DISAGREE.
(VF-S 1 walks out of the door and off to somewhere else in the ship.)


(Phaze wakes up from all the commotion.)
Phaze: Did I miss something?
Blazer: Uh…
Karta: Well, needless to say, that machine does not like us organics very much.
Phaze: Well, maybe we’ll run into him again. Something tells me we will…
(The other four look slightly uncomfortable.)

Fun but-not-really facts:

There's no BSG refferences, only a Star Trek one. Gasp, I know!

This takes place immediatly before Phaze's Serenity Squad story, so this is the last we hear of them in this series. Serenity Squad is not done though, and I have no idea what they look like, so I did some random guessing. And I tried to make their planned betrayal (well, 3 of them) plausible. S. Squad is fighting the EOS, and if they had a warship, they could fight them much better.

Can you find the sneak peak of my upcoming MOC?

And to avoid confusion, POAM 11 will be happening after Phaze's story. Basically, Varion goes across the COP, and ends up on Earth, hiding very well. The UNE would never find him, nor the COP. But then Serenity Squad comes, stuff happens, and then POAM 11 happens, in the aftermath. I won't try to spoil too much.



Comments

 I like it 
  June 29, 2011
WHAT ABOUT THE DOGS THE DOGS OH THE HUMANITY
 I made it 
  August 6, 2009
Quoting Indiana Pearce AKA Mr. Spock AKA Killing You But you just HAD to demonstrate the flexability of the legs, right?
If you had leg flexibility like that, you'd show it off too.
 I like it 
  July 12, 2009
I loved it!
 I like it 
  June 23, 2009
Wow the sets have gotten much better since the last time i checked! Very well done keep up the work!
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  June 22, 2009
Nice work! I like my dude!
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  June 21, 2009
Quoting Indiana Pearce AKA Mr. Spock AKA Killing You ...You couldn't resist intentionally making the door small so that Varion would have to Greivous-crawl through, could you?
I had to have him demonstrate his flexibility sometime in the series...
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  June 21, 2009
Quoting Indiana Pearce AKA Mr. Spock AKA Killing You The kitten?
Though POAM is in it's final chapters, Varion's story does not end any time soon. The cat will return, and that's a promise I am going to keep.
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  June 21, 2009
Quoting Adam Samson AKA Commander Blade "Can you find the sneak peak of my upcoming MOC?" Is it Phaze's ship?
Nope.
  June 21, 2009
"Can you find the sneak peak of my upcoming MOC?" Is it Phaze's ship?
 I made it 
  June 21, 2009
Quoting Indiana Pearce AKA Mr. Spock AKA Killing You Maybe, but I'm no borg. And, also you've broken a promise.
Orly? What would that be? Consider the fact that I do have several things I'm working on right now outside of the lego world.
 I made it 
  June 21, 2009
Quoting Indiana Pearce AKA Mr. Spock AKA Killing You He can trust me. No one knows this, but..... I've got nanobots in my bloodstream that help me survive otherwise impossible situations.
Like the Borg...
 I made it 
  June 21, 2009
Quoting Indiana Pearce AKA Mr. Spock AKA Killing You Um, at this point, would Varion be inclined to attack me if he saw me? It seems that he won't trust anyone.
He'd still trust you, to an extent. His faith in organics has been severely hindered, but therer are still a few he thinks he can rely on.
 I made it 
  June 20, 2009
Quoting Lt. Col. Snow awesome episode and did you ever post like varion in a stripped done version for to ppl to look at and build or instructions
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=3896461 There's the breakdown of him for you.
 I like it 
  June 20, 2009
awesome episode and did you ever post like varion in a stripped done version for to ppl to look at and build or instructions
 I like it 
  June 18, 2009
Sorry man! I never told you how much I like this!
Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great
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Michael Sloper
  June 17, 2009
Short, yet with a great plot! Great job on this one Awesome! I like the idea how the main character can't get through the door and there's some funny little parts in it to. Great work overall! Oh, and could you check out my Battle of Aargonar?
  June 17, 2009
I'm withdrawing from the conflict completely. You can still refer to VC as a mysterious third party though, I'd be fine with that.
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  June 17, 2009
Nice man, & plz check out my new Creations!
 I like it 
  June 16, 2009
FInally, been too long.
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  June 16, 2009
Chatplznowthx.
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  June 15, 2009
Very nicely done good sir! I love the part with the door. It added a little comedy into a rather evil part of the story. Can't wait for more! BTW Can you check out my newest moc?
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  June 15, 2009
Well, there is a PAB in the bay area! hopefully right in your backyard!
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  June 15, 2009
<<<<I was talking with Erik Ackroyd and we came to talk about this. One thing we should mention to the LEGO ambassadors, is that LEGO should incoporate Pick-a-Brick in toystores like Toys-R-Us, or make individual stores as to where it would allow FOL to better acquire individual pieces instead of going thru third-party sites. There aren't enough P-A-B stores around the country and for reasons stated above, it's tough getting the pieces we need. For example, In Florida, in the entire State, there is only 1 Pick-A-Brick Lego store in Orlando FL. I live in South Florida and go to Orlando for Universal Studios, Disney, etc. etc. Rarely. I always make sure my parents stop by Downtown Disney to make sure I get some pieces. Obviously, I would normally go to my local TRU store, but there is no P-A-B setup there. My parents aren't going to drive 4 hours to Orlando and 4 hours back every time I want to go to buy LEGO at a P-A-B store. It just doesn't work out. I hope the LEGO Ambassadors will do something about this if their "power" allows them too. Also, There aren't ANY Pick-A-Brick stores in some states. Don't believe me? http://stores.lego.com/en-us/default.aspx Click on the United States tab and see for yourself. I hope that Erik and I can raise awareness about this issue. I hope that the nominees will see this. Spread the word.
man you are absolutly right i live here in Loomis, CA and the only pic a brick is in the Lego land in San Diego that's a ten hour drive there is no way im going to get my parents to take me down there
 I like it 
  June 15, 2009
Sorry I couldn't comment earlier, I was gone all the time. But enough of that. I like that you made your background slightly more detailed than most of the other POAM episodes. Oh, and don't worry. CaD 8 will be uploaded today or tomorrow night. Plot for #9 is in the making.
Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great
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Slip Knot AKA The Joker AKA who gives one!
  June 14, 2009
This is getting really confizzling... In a good way I mean. I really can't wait for POAM 11. And Alex Ruiz, I think there are only two P-A-B stores in the whole of England, which is where I live.
 I made it 
  June 14, 2009
Quoting Yannis Truyen Cool, but one question: who is flying that ship? By the way can you please check out my creations?
Someone... It's a transport, like an airliner.
 I like it 
  June 14, 2009
another brill comic i luv it and i was ROFLMAO!
 I like it 
  June 13, 2009
i am hooked, right now i am reading all the previous episodes.
 I like it 
  June 13, 2009
I was talking with Erik Ackroyd and we came to talk about this. One thing we should mention to the LEGO ambassadors, is that LEGO should incoporate Pick-a-Brick in toystores like Toys-R-Us, or make individual stores as to where it would allow FOL to better acquire individual pieces instead of going thru third-party sites. There aren't enough P-A-B stores around the country and for reasons stated above, it's tough getting the pieces we need. For example, In Florida, in the entire State, there is only 1 Pick-A-Brick Lego store in Orlando FL. I live in South Florida and go to Orlando for Universal Studios, Disney, etc. etc. Rarely. I always make sure my parents stop by Downtown Disney to make sure I get some pieces. Obviously, I would normally go to my local TRU store, but there is no P-A-B setup there. My parents aren't going to drive 4 hours to Orlando and 4 hours back every time I want to go to buy LEGO at a P-A-B store. It just doesn't work out. I hope the LEGO Ambassadors will do something about this if their "power" allows them too. Also, There aren't ANY Pick-A-Brick stores in some states. Don't believe me? http://stores.lego.com/en-us/default.aspx Click on the United States tab and see for yourself. I hope that Erik and I can raise awareness about this issue. I hope that the nominees will see this. Spread the word.
 I made it 
  June 13, 2009
Quoting Knoll grey it would have made for better story line if he did shut down.
This episode is more of a sake for Phaze's story than mine. But, rest assured, there is troubling times ahead for VF-S 1.
 I like it 
  June 13, 2009
it would have made for better story line if he did shut down.
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  June 13, 2009
Chat naoplzthx.
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  June 13, 2009
This is my first C.O.P. moc. http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/126101 How do you like it?
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  June 13, 2009
Quoting Grand Admiral Darren . Cool, The figs in it showing a distinctive lack of Minifig Pieces! (good ones!)
You bet! Now, to all who see this comment, I'll be offline for a while. Got things to do. So, Phaze, best be not to ask me to get on chat. I won't see it until 3 PM or so.
 I made it 
  June 13, 2009
Quoting commando scorpion wicked comic awe oh and is the sneak peak the in the main pic or the start of episode if its in the start i know what it is
Start of the episode. The ramp. It's based on something, I'll say that.
 I like it 
  June 13, 2009
Yay I'm in it! *does happy dance* Great Story! Psst, if Serenity Squad sees combat, make me the kick-b u t t sniper ;). Great Work Awesome, thanks for putting me in there. -Alex
 I like it 
  June 13, 2009
Cool, The figs in it showing a distinctive lack of Minifig Pieces! (good ones!)
 I like it 
  June 13, 2009
wicked comic awe oh and is the sneak peak the in the main pic or the start of episode if its in the start i know what it is
 I like it 
  June 13, 2009
cool man, awesome episode
 I like it 
  June 13, 2009
It works for me, so I'll make Phaze or somebody do the reporting. I gotta go to bed, so good night.
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  June 13, 2009
Quoting Lord Star-Blazer California.
We'll split then. Wait. No. We'll do sort of a double thing. Like you're in California, doing the report, I'm up here in Raintown doing my report. That could work.
 I like it 
  June 13, 2009
California.
 I made it 
  June 13, 2009
Quoting Lord Star-Blazer LOL, BTW, can I put you as the reporter in my 'Heather takes control of the West Coast'? Or are you going to make something like that?
Maybe we should split it. I'm in Oregon, are you in California or Washington?
 I like it 
  June 13, 2009
LOL, BTW, can I put you as the reporter in my 'Heather takes control of the West Coast'? Or are you going to make something like that?
 I made it 
  June 13, 2009
Quoting Lord Star-Blazer Well, you don't know that for sure. I mean, 5 billion is a LOT.
And you could buy a warship to fight the EOS with... And thus, there is my attempt at making it seem a little more morally grey.
 I like it 
  June 13, 2009
Well, you don't know that for sure. I mean, 5 billion is a LOT.
 I made it 
  June 13, 2009
Quoting Lord Star-Blazer Why did you make me so...like you made me?
Mainly, because I needed someone to instigate the trouble. I couldn't decide who, really, so after thinking between you, Rocky, and Alex, I chose you. Kinda randomly. That's not actually how I think you'd be, if you're thinking that.
 I like it 
  June 13, 2009
Why did you make me so...like you made me?
 I made it 
  June 13, 2009
Quoting Lord Star-Blazer Awesome, I have a question.
Ask it.
 I like it 
  June 13, 2009
Awesome, I have a question.
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  June 13, 2009
Quoting Hunterkiller 33 i never noticed this but why does he have a hole in his head
It's the only way it works without the head being too big.
 I made it 
  June 13, 2009
Quoting Admiral Covey Man i love this series. And i think the sneek peek is in the first pic with varaion
Yup.
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  June 13, 2009
Quoting Doctor Ownage OMG FINALLY!!!!! THIS IS REALLY GOOD, though i wanted to see who that man in white was.... yeah, really good 5/5 btw could you please check this out? : http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/113370 thanks!
Oh, the men in white will be back. Soon.
 I like it 
  June 12, 2009
Heh, heh, I iz teh selfish one! I like myself already.
 I like it 
  June 12, 2009
Alas! Excellent work, I certainly see this is going to evolve quite well...Darn organics and their money!
 I like it 
  June 12, 2009
What can I say? You have amazed us all again!
 I like it 
  June 12, 2009
OMG FINALLY!!!!! THIS IS REALLY GOOD, though i wanted to see who that man in white was.... yeah, really good 5/5 btw could you please check this out? : http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/113370 thanks!
 I like it 
  June 12, 2009
Awesome! The series is turning out great!
 I like it 
  June 12, 2009
i never noticed this but why does he have a hole in his head
 I like it 
  June 12, 2009
Man i love this series. And i think the sneek peek is in the first pic with varaion
  June 12, 2009
awsome great story you got here by the way FINALLY you got this up
 I like it 
  June 12, 2009
Yay! first comment! can you check out my home page? http://www.mocpages.com/home.php/17722
 
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