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Old 07-12-2014, 11:08 AM
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Can't you understand what it means to me? To get out of this horrible prison in my own head? To be a man again--hearing your voice, smelling smoke? To feel again--to feel my feet on the ground, to feel the air move against my face? Don't you know what it means?
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Old 07-12-2014, 11:17 AM
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I want my body back. And I want my freedom and my privacy. And most of all, I'd like to be able to take a leak without being fondled.
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"There's no need for us to anger ourselves," he said oilily. "I think you are stubborn, but I don't hold it against you. I know how you feel. You'll be left alone; you have my promise."
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Let's just bug out and call it even, mat! What are we even talking about this for?
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Old 07-13-2014, 08:27 AM
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Every time we killed a thousand Bugs at a cost of one M.I. it was a net victory for the Bugs. We were learning, expensively, just how efficient a total communism can be when used by a people actually adapted to it by evolution; the Bug commisars didn't care any more about expending soldiers than we cared about expending ammo. Perhaps we could have figured this out about the Bugs by noting the grief the Chinese Hegemony gave the Russo-Anglo-American Alliance; however the trouble with 'lessons from history' is that we usually read them best after falling flat on our chins.
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Nevertheless he was out of the Tranquil Hegemony's reach, at least for the time being. Any death was preferable to the one Nick Succorso had intended for him. And according to the screen, he now had nearly six more hours to live.
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I didn't do anything to die for--I didn't do anything--
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The newchild stirred slightly in his sleep. Jonas looked over at him. "There could be love," Jonas whispered.

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Old 07-14-2014, 10:18 AM
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A libido leveler has been mislaid near the pulse-leveling gate. If you have accidentally...
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Crisis for humankind. Fleet officials admit they underestimated the Arachnids' defensive capability.
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Old 07-14-2014, 11:09 AM
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I've got a bad feeling about this.
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You and your feelings. They just run you, don't they?

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Old 07-14-2014, 09:18 PM
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OK, then. Are you out of your Vulcan mind? Are you making a logical choice, sending Kirk away? Probably. But, the right one?
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:38 PM
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Similarly, once I'd released you bonds, your could have simply fled. But I trusted you. And you trusted me. There is a logic problem known as the Prisoner's Dilemma. It has two strategies: trust and betrayal. On balance, a trusting strategy provides better results. Trust is logical. May you and your world go in peace.

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There are many on this ship who would profit by your example.
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I'm in command of 18 competitively selected super-perfect physical specimens with an average age of 24.6 who have been locked up in hyperspace for 378 days.
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[While lacking in size and boldness, I awarded extra points for artistic interpretation; the judge from Zoolandia gives it a 7.4]
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Miles grinned. Yeah, Mark. Catch me if you can. If you can.

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"She must be fed," Lebeau said. "But how can we guess what her people ate?"
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They're making our food out of people. Next thing they'll be breeding us like cattle for food. You've gotta tell them. You've gotta tell them!
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Old 07-16-2014, 10:16 PM
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Ack! Ack! Ack! Ack! Ack! Ack!
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:05 PM
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He threw words like 'balderdash' at it as one might throw stones at a dog that persists in following one, and presently there was the damned thing back again.

"If it should chance that something of the sort was going on... ."

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Old 07-17-2014, 07:41 AM
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Fiddlesticks squared and cubed. Pardon me, Pater, but if you had any military service you would know better.
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:32 AM
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And how am I supposed to protect you from the Peacekeepers and the Scarrans and the Tragans and the lions, tigers and bears? With this? Winona? This gun? No gun is big enough.
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:47 AM
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I wouldn't give you a gun if it were World War 3.
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Old 07-17-2014, 12:23 PM
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But this weapon shop is a defiance of all the decencies that make life under the House of Isher such a joy. Look at the hypocritical sign: 'The right to buy weapons--' Aaaahh!
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Old 07-17-2014, 12:31 PM
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Kay, give the kid a weapon. A Series Four De-atomizer.
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Old 07-17-2014, 07:46 PM
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Now, you and I are the only thing standin' between that ugly bastard and a city of 2 million people! Now we have a choice here: we either sit and wait, or we take these flare guns and do something really stupid.
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Now be a dragonman! Or go between and stay there.
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:55 PM
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"Take a wormhole jump to hell" was an old curse one almost never heard in a pilot's mouth.
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I created the Event Horizon to reach the stars, but she's gone much, much farther than that. She tore a hole in our universe, a gateway to another dimension. A dimension of pure chaos. Pure... evil.
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I must warn you, we're going to pass through, well, a sort of gateway thing.
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:23 PM
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:37 PM
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Act now while this offer lasts. Step right up--who'll be the first?
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Old 07-19-2014, 07:03 PM
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Within the next ten years Rossum's Universal Robots will produce so much wheat, so much cloth, so much everything that things will no longer have any value. Everyone will be able to take as much as he needs. There'll be no more poverty. Yes, people will be out of work, but by then there'll be no work left to be done. Everything will be done by living machines. People will do only what they enjoy. They will live only to perfect themselves... But before that some awful things may happen, Miss Glory. That just can't be avoided. But then the subjugation of man by man and the slavery of man to matter will cease. Never again will anyone pay for his bread with hatred and his life. There'll be no more laborers, no more secretaries. No one will have to mine coal or slave over someone else's machines. No longer will man need to destroy his soul doing work that he hates.
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