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Tender Strands
Tender Strands

Season 1, Episode · 3 months ago

TS CH9 Hanging

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Arther adapts. 

Turn the strands by Martin DEMC chapternine hanging. As the sun's rays and increasing sound of traffic nudged cavil intohis morning routine, he made his way into the bathroom. In the shower, cavl washed the crust and flaking blood off his right arm and found noopen wound underneath. We're not for the six things scampering and giggling with ana shot, with one of them sitting directly behind him, using the steamto catch water, drop it into its legged hairs and groom itself. Hecould maybe have convinced himself that it never popped. He felt obliged to goto the garage, not just to attend the constantly arising practical and ministative issuesand the care in every business, but because, after over thirty hours ofabsolute insanity and Events so impractical now I'm impossible, he felt himself get dizzywhen he contemplated them, as the warm water rained down the back of hisneck and the white noise of drumming droplets allowed him his first real moment ofescape since. Since then he heard the faint whispers of a rational thought fightback. Perhaps this was all the hillosogenic flashback the longer term combined effects ofwhatever it was he smoked. was He having a psychotic break? However,the thoughts that maybe all of this was happening in his head wasn't particularly comforting. CAVAL turned off the water, reached for a towel and as he wasdrying himself off, he noticed that all six of them were standing in asemicircle in the close bathroom door. The little one through up its two forelegs as if greeting after his long absence of many a few minutes. Thefirst time, possibly due to the doll like features of that one being sofeminine, the gesture reminded cavl of an infinite asking to be held. Cavillay down the second half of the Jars Syrup in a saucer for them,a saucer, as he found himself worrying that one or more of them mightget their feet stuck in the jar and not get enough. Crowding around theLID. The suckling noises made him shiver, but it took their eyes of himfor a while. Therefore, facing eyes at least again, as theyfed, a thought arose in his mind. Stamp on them to it now getthem while I'm not looking for a towel over them and run poison theSyrup with bleach. Something, do something. And then the lava lamp caught hisattention. It was on and he didn't remember turning it on and glowedpeach and gold, capturing and enhancing the early morning sun rays. Beautiful.He had been thinking about something now gone. Two wax bubbles which would have beensuspended in the lamp at eye level, slowly sank back down. As hisgaze followed them, his eyes were drawn to the small huddle of legsand faces near his feet. The saucer now mostly empty. The things werepreening and sighing. The legging one bunched...

...and leapt out of the kitchen andthen again from the fallen to the wall. The creepy one backed, slinking away, head down but eyes directed towards cavil. The large one folding itslegs under it. The ran one took off toward the lava lamp and startto climbing up the walls with the screen catch which hung behind it. Thelow slung one slipped behind the waist bind head peeking around. The small blueone raised his fore legs again this time. Cavil dittithly never thought he would.He bent over and picked it up. It was cool to the touch,light as expected, but it had more favery hair now than he rememberedat having blue and purple with almost pink highlights. It was also larger thanhe was expecting. Now he had his own body in close proximity. Itwas just small enough to sit in his hand held out flat, if ittucked in its legs, which it did. You're bigger than I thought, butyou're still pretty emsy. It's two related eyes open wide again and cavalnoticed they were a dawn of even thick lashes, and he remembered pretty insee it breathed. Getting out of the apartment without him following him proved tobe something of a logistical challenge. In the end he found himself delivering itsoliliquity of them about he begone, they'd be back soon and he bring moresyrup for them. Then he tucked a towel under the front door and hemade a frank fake trip to the bath room just to get them there,then dart to the front door so that just in time to see the jumpingone flying through the air towards him, as the other scamping behind. Ashe locked the door and checked the seas, let Tel had indeed look, they'releaving. He had a series of and and immediately felt a tugging toreturn, surely just to check it what they're up to. The thought ofgetting more syrup seemed to help. Without though, and once I thought wasestablished her to return to the garage and manage things they're reasserted itself. How'syour arm okay? Precious ass that he tried to slip into the office unnoticed, the white plastic carrier bag filled with jars of syrup, jam, Marmaladeand Liquid Ed cartons clanking for that plan. However, it's fine. I thinkit was an allergic reaction. How are things going here? And Ithink I should know about since yesterday someone was sick in the back of numberthree. It needs more of a clean than he got last night. Imentioned it to Cameron before he left, but it's not been done. Okay, don't worry, I'll check it out. All the time sheets up to date? Yes, and there's coffee on if you want some, precious inthe gate of the pot. That's great. Thank you. Can I get youone please. Thank you. Cowl. Put the plastic bag under his coatand then behind the office door. Coffee, coffee, coffee. They'reamong the other assorted bugs of drivers. Some peop bought their own place,some of the other cheap, plastic, generic ones. He furnished the gearat with years ago. Was a black a Mug with a wipe web paintedon it. In the center was a...

...form which paid in flinch, notthe spherical one who always seems to be spinning, the one with a facelike when she's scream. Coffee not dark enough, sooty. That took theedge of cavil. have been running through some of his inventory. He likedto keep the garage area stopped not only with necessities, but also with thingslike tissues, are freshness and other items to meet the driver's lives look easier. He picked up a few items from the store cupboard to put them inthe currently unused cabs that were then head back to his office to make anonline order. We're living in a simulation, precious punch away to the statement ofa STOIC brief head nod and raise over eyebrows. Everything's only makes sense. Cattle smaller to seriously precious. Nodded again towards the TV. Some scietis says it is lost from sorry, is it Bostrom saying that? Cablesaid now some scientists are looked at black holes and I think a whole realityis a computer game. Oh, the Hologram theory, cavill Naddy looking atthe screen of genuine interest. They did mention something about holograms. Have youheard about this? Cattle bounces ampule and rested on the desk? I'm familiar. So what is it then? I was only half listening to make anysense. The hologram theory seems to have some evidence behind it. Basically,when we look at black holes, or so known as dark stars by theFrench, we see that electrons, including Leptons, which are what is lightis made up of, can't escape their gravitational pull. That's what we didbelieve. Now it seems like they radiate Leptons to that might suggest a light. Leptons are the fundamental building block of reality, as they are emitted bythe holes and somehow immune to their effects. You've heard of quarks. Well,I've heard the word precious. Have the I'm about to explain to feeling, but she liked looking at cavil and was happy not long it wasn't spreadsheets. At least. Quarks are what make up atoms, two quarks, twoup quarks for one down quark, an electrons like Leptons, which a lightcan't be broken up any further. This suggest that there are more fundamental partof reality than quarks, and how they interacts us to be more important ofhow quarks pay, and we thought before. That means that our dimensions may bemade up fundamentally of a light, and any solid d objects made upof light is technically a Hologram, hence holographic universe. Oh well, thereyou go. Them Spooky. Do you believe that precious rate, the Mughe'd given her so he wouldn't have to use it to her lips cover,looked away saying it's better than the alternatives. Did they mentioned the Basilisk, thewhat pressures ares? Before she can catch yourself. It's a thought experimentabout the nature of reality. Basically,...

...it seems inevitable if we keep buildingbetter and better computers, that eventually will create an artificially generated intelligence, possiblya combination of program cells interact with network computers like the Internet, that suggestthat eventually it's possible will end up with one or more Agis which have controlover or a huge say in, society, and this means we might end upwith Agi Command economy is, law enforcements, etc. Like Terminator,pretty much exactly like Skynet, with one additional element. Right. If realityis at base light, then it can be manipulated by the same factors thatalter the course of individual particles of light. Gravity, you can Arnenergy, speed, that kind of thing, and it means that we can use thatknowledge to make faster and faster calculations using computers. In fact, it meansthat the only difference between something like a computer game or computer program and realityis the size of the calculations and how humans choose to or are able toexperience them. In order for this agi known as the Basilisk, to comeinto existence, people need to think of it and attempt to create it.The basilisk would know this, as it's able to see outside of the timestream, and if it gains enough power over reality to create time travel,it would attempt to foster its conception via media into the past by promoting thingsexactly like the film the Terminator to hide how it will actually come about andto acclimatize people's minds to the idea. The basilist theory is a one attemptto account for where these leptlands are coming from, and they're being fired throughthe black hole by something in the future, all the past, all the otherside of the universe or from another universe to perform quantum calculations with.This is nuts. Isn't the terminating going to put people off the idea buildingsomething like that? They might, but naturally a basilist would prevent itself asa very particular type of Agi as it. Well, it's not as bad asthat, and we're going to prevent it taking over or program it sothat made of thought never occurs to it. Or so we're not even aware thatwe exist. So maybe it's okay. So nightmare AI films, books andall that are its own propaganda, because it almost certainly would want tofind a way around its own programming. Humans aren't program to want to leaveEarth. We have done. Evil regimes pull that trick all the time.Well, we're not North Korea, so it's okay, we do X YZ. That the theory requires the agi functions on a quantum level of time, however, and so that also doesn't completely held together. Why not?Because Arnold isn't walking around and shooting people. It's amazing. Now all this.I did some higher mathics. Mathematics are UNI that the theory is thatpeople are already acting to plan for the...

...future and that it's already affecting us. It's rewriting the past as we speak. Those who wish to be safe inthe present must attempt to spread the idea and not work against it,kind of like Pascal's wager. You've heard of that precious ball of face isa form of edging of beds as and if I tell people about the BASlisk and that way I'll be in as good books, and it doesn't reallymatter if I tell people about it if I'm wrong. Precious look deep young, convinced. How would a computer in the future effect us? Now that'sthe really cool part. Pressures didn't think it was going to be. It'snot just a computer. It would be an entity with its evolutionary past andcomputers, but it could use a manipulate quantum entanglement. It could manipulate quarksand electrons, just like a black hole can or through black holes and thereby interact with the past and the future, as if time itself didn't matter.In a sense, it would exist outside of human level reality and spacetime. It would exist throughout time, throughout space, and could jump in andout to manipulate reality. Basically, it would be just like a God.So how would we have a nerve that use this or not? Most peoplenever would, and it wouldn't need to act over the emmost instances, unlessit wants to do something like interact with an alternative reality or something. Butsomehow entering it also needs agents in which it duplicates our physical several air freshnessclasses to the floor, the plastics on the legs clacking as they connected withthe ground. Offer here. Okay, fine, I'm fine. Care wasa cantique breath who walked his face into a smile, the simulation just liked. So as cavil scrub the back of the cabin number three, he occasionallybrandished one of the air freshness like a tisement worn off spirits out west wasplaying on the garage TV one time. Cattle pause to use the back ofhis wrist to rob his nose and he watched the scene in which fatty arebuckle in personally to the waiter in the temple. When you attention an affectionof a high class lady in the restaurant, the man be foolishly attempted to playher of alcohol, flirted in a moment of fashion, only to becartoonishly disappointed when he's imploring her to remove a glove so he might kiss herhand, revealed a wedding room. Upon this prompt, a large, toughlooking man, clearly that ladies husband, returned to the table and, withan aggressive brandement of his fist, scared our buckle off into the kitchen.The rounded figure running, his arms waving in the air, the way thechalky whiteness managed to exaggerate every expression held cowl's attention. After a full workday spent actively seeking things worcupy his mind...

...cover. Returned to his apartment andstood before its front door, tops the towel still poked out under it,eating the footmat. After several deep breaths, cavil scuffed the door opened slowly,just enough to slide in and the square close behind him. Somewhere inhis mind he expected to step out into darkness and impossibly deep pit reaching beneathhim, wrote with white silk like cords criss crossing, impossible to avoid,many of them coated in an instantly drying discuss. That heative. Instead,his flat opened out simply in front of him. It's bifacated layout opened upbefore him. The bedroom to left, living room, kitchen to the right, bart him off to the left, next to you turn de Closet.Everything seemed normal. Then he had a sigh, a gasp, the Giggle, all of them from different areas of the flat. They keep one scamperingaround the door frame leading to the living room, and immediately throw up ourarms pretty in see it. breathly gasped with an inquiring upward inflection. Behindher camel, noticed the Lavaal and he turned on again. Two rows offour goobules circling one another. That drew his eye to the dream catcher,where a FIS sided abdomen. The protruding spinners rotated to reveal a white face. Long needle like legs tiptoe into view from the bedroom. So that wasa where city was? Now he knew where she was. He Panana legsspread wide, another one leapt across the living room. On the bedroom floor, cavern noticed that two of his socks were laying with something moving within asmall head poked out, sharilla working to rump all back the cloth. Cavilset down the white carrier bag. He felt many pairs of eyes move overhim. You're very pretty in sea, she giggled, a shore like clutchingup under her in delight. As cavil turned to lock the door, heknows the big one was on the back of the door at eye level.It had been directly behind him, silently watching him. It shuffled its fangs. Cavil reached out his arm, haltingly turned the bolt and then slowly movedhis hand left closer closer. The Big One was soft to the touch,but prettily and tally. This one had never sighe never made a sound.As caval's fingers strokes along its back, it lifted the leg camel traced alongit with a fingertip. As his finger reached its forked poor the large onelowered it and raise a different leg, which cavil stroked in turn. Thisone had no mask, no pretense of a face. The first spoke tomemory of tracing a finger slowly down the muzzle of Judy, his parent it'sold Saint Bird and the dog oft both fascinated him and scared him through hisentire early childhood. So of his earliest memories were the feeling of the whiskerspoking the tender webbing of the skin between his fingers, the shock of findingfangs under the floppy gels for the first...

...time, which made him think ofher, Judy. Later that night, after you fed cover, had noticedthe rounded bobby one seemed extremely interested in large dream catcher he had hanging onthe wall over the lava lamp. As the evening war on. It wouldrun along the wooden flats excitedly and they seem to get confused or his heartenedand scurried down to the RIM and set stare at it, sometimes whistling itsfore legs as if trying to trace its threads, committing at the memory ormake sense of them. These stretches of excite activity would be followed by timeswhich would said still hunker down and dejected, looking for legs drawn up to hischin. Once Carl noticed this was a pattern of behavior, he feltan odd tugging at the back of his mind and deep in his chest,the clear excited infuse he hasn't followed by the obvious sense of failure and dejectiontouched cavel and in the hand size things plight. He recognized his own manyattempts to get something, only to be met with failure and defeat. Afterthe Nth such session of leg whiddling and thread bothering, cavil approached with thetall open back tear from the kitchen and set it down the back of thewater directly below the dream catcher. CA will tap the side of a chair. Come on, it turned to face him. Come on, cable tapethe chair again. It's campled down level with camel's finger, then turned lookup at him. For Legs Willing and intricate patterns from one side to theother. Camel drew a line from one side of the chair and back tothe far side. It's scurried after caval's figure, living leaving a strand ofsemi translucent Webbon back again in a semi circle. cavals let his finger backagain, this time tracing the semicircle like a smile under the first round.It's scurried after shower, like pulsed first in concentration back to the center.Came, or on his fingertip, to the center of the you thread.The creatures movements made him think of fatty are buckle as it followed, andit seemed to glance up the cable just starting to let me doubt if Calvinknew what he was doing. Now, hang down, there we go.I'll buckle his face once again. Set think concentration here, legs splayed open, load himself keeping a sentimeter US so worth a distance above cawal's finger.Now caval tap the seat to hear he landed. Both of cavils and twoof our buckle's eyes met caval trace from the back of the seat to theforty five degree angle, up to where the first red started, and thenback down and then up again to wear the first red ended. Our bucklepatterned along behind now the edges camel drew the basis of little triangles in eachcorner of the kite of webbing. ARBUCKLE was starting to wave one of moreof his legs in excitement as he ran spoke to the center. Arbuckle wasnow letting an almost audible hissing and having any as he ran. Now forthe final bit. CARE will started to...

...find out. Buckles, clear,delight, infectious and what began as an exercise and resigns and what the Hellwas ending in the joy one feels a teaching an apt people. Cavil traceda slow spiral from the center of the Criss Crossing Webs to the outer frame. As soon as our buckle, which the end of the spiral, helet out a breathless and scarrels immediately back to it and sat directly in thecenter. Not a soak, nor in dejection this time, but like aproud soldier manning his post, the figurehead of proud of the ship, thechampion, a toop, the first place podium awaiting his metal. There wego. Well done. I buckle. Cavl whispered and reached out a fingerto stroke around thor eggs which started to vibrate softly. With a low perbeside him, eight small gobules of wax which had been suspended in the coolingof the lava lamp, the two largest ones directly parallel and eye level.Weather activity, slowly broke formation and sank back down to the heated layer.

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