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Old 09-05-2019, 10:21 AM
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"You are not human," Sasha whispered.
"So? Neither are you."
"But I was human. I was a child. I remember that. I remember being loved."
"Does it matter to you?"
"I remember it."
"Trust me, I can remember anything you want. I remember being a child. Being raised by monkeys. Being a girl. Working as a cabin boy. Saving a baby out of the fire, scoring the winning goal during the World Cup. Memories are projections of events, and in this case it is much less important whether the events are real or not."
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Old 09-05-2019, 04:51 PM
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More human THAN human is our motto.
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Old 09-06-2019, 04:20 PM
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I might not have believed this if a Human had said it. Humans said one thing with their bodies and another with their mouths and everyone had to spend time and energy figuring out what they really meant. And once we did understand them, the Humans got angry and acted as though we had stolen thoughts from their minds.
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Old 09-07-2019, 06:24 PM
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"The danger," said the Chief, "lies in the fact that while such a story has its existence apparently—to humans—only for its moral and emotional values, the tactical lesson which we so obviously recognize is not lost, either. To us, this story shows a way of conquering. To the humans it shows not only a way but a reason, a justification. A race whose motives are founded upon such justifications is tremendously dangerous to us."
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Old 09-09-2019, 01:12 PM
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This was the species whose main excuse for not doing something was 'if only I had more time'. Perfectly valid until you realised they did have more time. Not eternity, granted, but they had tomorrow. And the day after tomorrow. And the day after the day after tomorrow. In fact I would have to write 'the day after' thirty thousand times before a final 'tomorrow' in order to illustrate the amount of time on a humans hands.
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Old 09-09-2019, 07:04 PM
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The more you love, the more you can love—and the more intensely you love. Nor is there any limit on how many you can love. If a person had time enough, he could love all of that majority who are decent and just.
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Old 09-10-2019, 06:59 AM
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He gazed up at the enormous face. Forty years it had taken him to learn what kind of smile was hidden beneath the dark moustache. O cruel, needless misunderstanding! O stubborn, self-willed exile from the loving breast! Two gin-scented tears trickled down the sides of his nose. But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.
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Old 09-10-2019, 04:53 PM
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Old 09-10-2019, 08:32 PM
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Stern and terrible shone that face that the sunset lit with fire. How vast it was no mind can ever measure, but Carter knew at once that man could never have fashioned it. It was a god chiselled by the hands of the gods, and it looked down haughty and majestic upon the seeker. Rumour had said it was strange and not to be mistaken, and Carter saw that it was indeed so; for those long narrow eyes and long-lobed ears, and that thin nose and pointed chin, all spoke of a race that is not of men but of gods. He clung overawed in that lofty and perilous eyrie, even though it was this which he had expected and come to find; for there is in a god’s face more of marvel than prediction can tell, and when that face is vaster than a great temple and seen looking down at sunset in the cryptic silences of that upper world from whose dark lava it was divinely hewn of old, the marvel is so strong that none may escape it.
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Old 09-11-2019, 04:07 PM
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Swearing, d’Angelo entered the elevator. Fortunately, that was also still in order. When he got to the bridge, everything looked pretty ordinary – except for the third body of the day, which was lying spread-eagled on the deck with an almost comical look of surprise on his face. Jang was dead, although d’Angelo couldn’t see the cause, but then, he was no doctor. He sighed dismally. Now he hadn’t a navigator either. Or a crew for that matter.
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Old 09-12-2019, 05:31 PM
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He's the navigator, he could probably find you a route to Hawaii underwater.
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Old 09-13-2019, 10:00 AM
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Astrogator to crew. Stand by to change flux.
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Old 09-13-2019, 01:00 PM
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Don't try to hack the control systems--you could screw up life support. Besides, you're not an astrogator.
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Old 09-14-2019, 12:29 PM
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"How's your class in astrogation?"
"Oh, that — It seems funny to be teaching it instead of flunking it."
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Old 09-15-2019, 03:52 PM
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Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.
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And a step backward, after making a wrong turn, is a step in the right direction.
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What mysteries will the Brain Bug reveal? Federal scientists are working around the clock to probe its secrets.
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