Emergence 3.0 – Section Seven, War; Part Forty-nine, Battle; Chapter Six, Victory

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 356, Saturday
December 22nd, 2018

Chapter Six: Victory

It was a death march, and they knew it. They had no idea how or if they could survive their journey through the place where they had come to.

Their only hope lay in the fact that they were still alive, that whatever power was now in command of HomeWorld had some use for them.

They were flying blind, even their mechanoids had been destroyed in the gauntlet they had passed through.

The Observers entered a vestibule, opened up a portal to the Collective, and once there they were able to verify three things:

The Collective was catatonic, but there were unfathomable currents of activity happening within it.

The Continuum had been destroyed, there was no trace its presence or consciousness anywhere with the Central System

One of their own, Observer 92835670100561474, referring to himself now as Jim, a specter from their past, Jim had seized control of everything.

They were simultaneously stunned, and at the same time they were not surprised, this was the most enigmatic member of the Collective, a being who had done incredible things, impossible things, and as such he was the most closely watched and monitored member, no-one could believe that it was possible for him to launch a revolution from his remote place on Earth, at the edge of the galaxy.

This person occupied the place of the Continuum, the all-pervading consciousness of HomeWorld, he was clearly fatigued by his efforts but he was in command, and he accepted their surrender.

He issued terms for a realignment of the faith and the Imperium, and the dissolution of the Empire.

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Take Care of Yourself – Editorial, The Week in Review

Analysis, Commentary, Opinion
10.13.2018
Take Care of Yourself
There are three weeks and three days to go before the election, I hope everyone participates.

Did you know that in Australia it is the law that every person has to vote. You get fined if you do not participate. As a result they have about 95% voter participation, and because of this most of their political parties pander to the center, and not to the fringes.

Let me be clear, there is a lot wrong with Australian culture. They are always ready to go to war, they are Eurocentric, they have a long history of committing crimes against indigenous people and minorities, but they also have Universal Health Care, and Universal access to Higher Education and many of the other things we would like to have hear, that would help our democracy function better, take café of the people better,

Voter participation is key to social justice in America. When the political parties know that they will be held accountable by all of us, all of the time, the wing nuts on the fringes will cease to hold the power that they do. Then and only then will we be able to influence public policy, to change its arc back toward justice.

We do not live in Australia, in America only half of the voters vote.

There are three weeks and three days to go before the election. Be mindful of this. Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. Things may not go the way we want them to.

We have little control over what is going to happen, as individuals we have no say whatsoever, or we have our say, and that is just a drop in the bucket, we may as well try to influence the weather. We can do it if we act as a group, but left to our own devices none of us can do very much.

There are three weeks and three days to go before the election. Even if the electorate manages to deliver a stunning rebuke to T-Rump and the Republicans, it is not likely to change very much. We have to be prepared for that.

We have to vote, we have to do our part, but lately I have been reading the posts and comments left by my friends, little shout-outs expressing their frustration and even, for some, despair, and I am worried.

We have to take of ourselves and each other, listen empathetically, hold ourselves up and be prepared to move-on, whether or not we experience victory at the polls, whether or not we come away feeling defeated.

If it is victory we have to move forward temperately and preserve those wins through the coming cycle, when redistricting occurs, at which point we can bring greater rationality to the electoral map.

If it is victory we can begin to investigate the crimes of this administration, and defund its corrupt initiatives, but we have to move temperately because there will be resistance at every turn. We have to play the hand we have until we have the cards we need, we cannot presume to impeach, or throw anyone out of office until we actually have the votes.

Speak up if you are suffering, ask for help when you need it, we are all in this thing together, though sometimes it might feel like you are all alone, you are not all alone.

We have decades in front, and we will walk through them together.

Take care of yourself.

Emergence, In Fifty-five Words – Section Seven, War; Part Forty-nine, Battle, Collected Chapters

 

Emergence 2.0

A Novel – In 55 Words a Day

Day 351, December 17th, 2017

 

Chapter One: Evasion

 

When the energy weapons on the Central Planet powered up, it was instantly detected by the fleet commanders, and they separated from one another in predictable patterns.

 

However, they could not see the missiles and projectiles that covered the other vectors, which the energy weapons did not. There was no place for them to flee.

 

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day

Day 352, December 18th, 2017

 

Chapter Two: Position

 

Jim waited and watched.

 

There was nothing else for him to do.

 

The fleet approached,

 

They were coming.

 

To reach him, to arrive at the Central Planet, they would have to navigate the weapons fields.

 

The Observers in command of the fleet knew this, wanted to risk it, believing they could predict the firing solution.

 

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Day 353, December 19th, 2017

 

Chapter Three: Target

 

The Admiral of the rebel fleet was no fool.

 

He sent the armada in as decoys, drawing fire from the defenses of HomeWorld.

 

The energy weapons were easy to avoid. They guided the rebels like sheep into the path of projectiles.

 

The armada was cut apart while he landed in the heart of the world.

 

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Day 354, December 20th, 2017

 

Chapter Four: Mele

 

The expeditionary forces were gallant.

 

They landed under heavy fire.

 

They knew that there was no retreat, advance or perish.

 

They were met by a myriad of drones on the surface, and they were cut down to a small contingent.

 

They found their way to a vestibule that led them into the infrastructure of HomeWorld.

 

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Day 355, December 21st, 2017

 

Chapter Five: Courage

 

The High Priest, a general, and a few soldiers were all that remained of the rebels when they came to the access nodes for the Continuum.

 

All of them, accept the priest were members of the Observer Corps.

 

The General opened the control panels and probed the communication lines to the Continuum.

 

They met silence.

 

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Day 356, December 22nd, 2017

 

Chapter Six: Victory

 

The Observers opened up a portal to the Collective, and they verified three things:

 

The Collective was catatonic, there were unfathomable currents of activity happening within it.

 

The Continuum had been destroyed.

 

Jim was in control of everything.

 

He would accept their surrender.

 

He issued terms for a realignment of the faith and the Imperium.

 

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Day 357, December 23rd, 2017

 

Chapter Seven: Defeat

 

The rebels had dreamt of the destruction of Continuum for millennia.

 

They had formed a fifth column, a cryptic cabal, passing schemes from world to world in the most carefully held plots.

 

In reality they were followed by the Continuum, they had no secrets at all.

 

Then their schemes were usurped by one rogue member.

 

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Emergence 2.0:

Section Seven, War

 

Part Forty-nine, Battle

 

Collected Chapters

01 Evasion

02 Position

03 Target

04 Mele

05 Courage

06 Victory

07 Defeat

 

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Emergence: Section Seven, War; Part Forty-nine, Battle, Collected Chapters

 

Battle; Part Forty-nine,

Chapter One: Evasion

Pt. 49, Ch. 01

When the energy weapons powered up, the fleet separated predictably. They could not see the missiles they flew into.

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Battle; Part Forty-nine,

Chapter Two: Position

Pt. 49, Ch. 02

Jim only had to wait. They were coming. To reach the Central Planet, they would have to navigate the weapons fields.

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Battle; Part Forty-nine,

Chapter Three: Target

Pt. 49, Ch. 03

The Admiral sent his ships in as decoys to draw fire. They were cut apart while he landed in the heart of the world.

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Battle; Part Forty-nine,

Chapter Four: Mele  

Pt. 49, Ch. 04

The landing forces were met by a myriad of drones on the planet’s surface. They were cut down to a small contingent.

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Battle; Part Forty-nine,

Chapter Five: Courage

Pt. 49, Ch. 05

A priest, a general, and a few soldiers were all that remained when they came to the access nodes for the Continuum.

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Battle; Part Forty-nine,

Chapter Six: Victory  

Pt. 49, Pt. 06

Jim accepted their surrender. In the common tongue, he issued terms for a realignment of the faith and the Imperium.

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Battle; Part Forty-nine,

Chapter Seven: Defeat

 

Pt. 49, Ch. 07

Rebel Observers, had planned the destruction of Continuum for millennia. Only to see it usurped by one rogue member.

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Emergence:

Section Seven, War

Battle; Part Forty-nine

Collected Chapters

Section 07, War

Part 49, Battle

Chapters

01 Evasion

02 Position

03 Target

04 Mele

05 Courage

06 Victory

07 Defeat

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