Wednesday, April 18, 2012

CM3.01 - Working


Here goes nothing.

run.init(83.4.253.35.67.devIndex)
...working...
#quandary.welcome
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#quandary.query
reply>"mvallejo"
...waiting...
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...access denied...
run.end(83.4.253.35.67.devIndex)

She curses herself under her breath.

run.init(83.4.253.35.67.devIndex)
...working...
#quandary.welcome
.
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#quandary.query
reply>"lLovejam"
...waiting...
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...access granted...
...working...
#hecate.welcome
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#hecate.getDate
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#hecate.endRun
.
lGlass(4)
{
setKey(mute)
setStr() = getStr(iceStr)
(ice.subCount; i++)) for (i=0; i)
{
break(iceSub)
}
}
.
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"Welcome to the Index. Search for?"
reply>"rey & family"
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"No items found."
"Welcome to the Index. Search for?"
reply>"carolyn rey"
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"No items found."
"Welcome to the Index. Search for?"
reply>"caroline rey"
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"No items found."
"Welcome to the Index. Search for?"
reply>"caro* rey"
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"No items found."
"Welcome to the Index. Search for?"
reply>"rey & death"
...working...
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"1,293 items found. (L)ist or (N)arrow search parameters or (S)earch again?"
reply>S
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"Welcome to the Index. Search for?"
reply>"rey & infant"
...working...
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"1 items found. (L)ist or (S)earch again?"
reply>L
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"Your search found the following items:"
"1-Chrysalis"
"Read item (#) or (S)earch again?"
reply>1
...working...
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...access denied...
run.end(83.4.253.35.67.devIndex)

"Ow! Ow. Ow. Ow." Madeleine Vallejo rips the visor away from her face and throws it across the room. She strips the gloves away from her hands as she scrambles to get away from her deck. Parts of it are dull red with heat.

As she watches, the deck sighs and sags. Some of the less durable plastics surrender to the intense heat it is generating. She runs to her kitchen for a fire extinguisher. When she comes back, there are flames to douse, so she does.

She looks at her ruined deck, veteran of a thousand audacious runs, and swears long and loud, loud and long.

And when she is done, she begins to tremble.

Just before she'd jacked out (or been pushed out), she'd heard a voice hollow and distant, just inside her ear.

It had whispered, "Go out."

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