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14 June 2014 @ 04:32 pm
I'm blaming you  
Mr Clever United Club Hijacking Team, and especially you two, Mandy and irishvampire13! I'm also blaming the sly fox in my icon that I made especially for this article and that I stopped myself to use on Mandy's post because I wanted to keep it fresh for what happened.

But good things at last, I'll explained myself after, because I'm low and petty like that XD Anyway, third chapter of my writing assignment. I was wondering why there were almost only descriptions; I eventually remember we had instructions to follow for each chapter.

So for this one, we had to describe the cover and how it affected the main character. So, that's the cover and the subtitles is "or of the death of books".

"Chapter 3: A cover not like the others

At first sight, the book doesn't give a position impression, but rather disturbing. The cover is well thought: the standing man seems to be engrossed in his book. I think the guy is a bipedal machine, humanoid because there's tubes coming out of his back, go up to his head. He's got dead eyes, just like there were cameras hidden behind a thin skin layer. This character looks so dreary, that when our eyes glance at this cover, we can feel compassion [for him].

His surroundings are surprising too: around his form are shelves, full of probably recent books, the room must be obscure because we don't see that well. It must mean it's underground. Also, in this place, there are only books! The cover of the book the man is reading has no title, no author, I believe the letters fade as he looks at them. I'm going to stop looking at this horribly illustrated image. Let's read the book. Ahem: where's the reading room? I take the book and walk to the door with a shiny sign, "Reading Room"."

And that's it for today. There's quite a lot of unsubtle foreshadowing in that part, because the character on the cover, Lund, is indeed blind and ends up with cameras instead of eyes. Also, letters disappear from books when you read them (that's the virus). Also, I really do like the cover, unlike Théo (but then, Théo and me have very different opinions on this book XD).

Anyway, back to you, Hijacking Team. Mr Clever is indeed in my wintercompanion fic. Like, because of you, he's became the narrator. See what you did here? On the top of that, he's made from the same material as the Doctor (but that's not a surprise) and Jack, so things are already getting out of hand.

And since I'm a teasing asshole kind, here's two excerpts (it's not beta-ed yet):

"The fragmented lights I had personally programmed, flickered on my way through the corridors, giving it them a much better aspect (a bit more colorful could only be better, we wouldn’t want this place too be boring, would we?). Not that there was much things I didn’t do, perks of having a superior top-notch adaptive high processor meant I was pretty much everywhere, everywhen, able to do everything. As it had always been my task and pleasure to do so.

There were some organic units standing in there, pads and books in hand as they were sadly incapable to tap directly into the network’s database and download informations into their brains. So much potential wasted here. They couldn’t even detect me as I flew over their heads right to the signal I was tracking; sweet whispers in my mind that were getting louder as I felt her locking onto me."

"Here she was, standing on a round platform in the middle of room. The crystal lamp at the top of the arched roof diffusing an smoky electric blue light (my kind of blue) that only made her own shade of blue even more vivid and, truly quite beautiful. She looked like the proudest mothership, a queen seating on her throne to be revered. Oh! I so wanted to get my hands on her. Such a beauty. And so many mysteries she was hiding in the infinity contained within these four tiny walls, still vibrating as her engines gradually went back to standby."

Mr Clever is so the perfect excuse to expose my scifi tech nerdiness. Ugh! And pretty fun to write to. Also, there's an explanation of why the organic units aren't upgraded. Also, my Cyberiad head canon is inspired by Mass Effect's Geth. But if you're interested, I could try to do some meta about my head canon for Mr Clever and cyberman politics.
Mood: nerdynerdy
Music: Two Steps from Hell - Breath Of Ran Gor
     Mandy: Eleven - Mr Clevera_phoenixdragon on June 14th, 2014 05:09 pm (UTC)
I happily take blame for any and all shenanigans *dimples* tis a burden that would be a joy for anyone, lol!!

Dude...like the description of the book. I now wanna know what's inside! Good foreshadowing there!!



Btw...icon is Boss. Just to let you know, lol!!
Luoluorescence on June 15th, 2014 02:19 am (UTC)
Ahah! You're always such a sweetie *hugs*

I could do a real review of the whole book once I buy it and defeat my laziness

It's not a tease, it's more like a vengeance *smirks* It's not even my fault to begin with, it's all of you and Mr Clever! XD
Azzie's corner of madness: Icy lightflowsoffire on June 14th, 2014 06:17 pm (UTC)
Love the extracts, they're wonderfully written! The last one especially ♥ Mr. Clever headcanon sounds wonderful, too!
Luo: 11luorescence on June 15th, 2014 02:20 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks!

I'll get around that as soon as possible!
Azzie's corner of madnessflowsoffire on June 15th, 2014 07:36 am (UTC)

Haha, I was going to ask if all of your icons were yours, but I've poked around your profile and found your comm and realized I'd already been snagging gorgeous stuff from there. :D Plus textures! sxxsuskkk. Smashing.
Ms. Clever: Cyberplanneririshvampire13 on June 14th, 2014 07:44 pm (UTC)
*dies laughing* You beauty!

Sorry; I haven't read the entire entry yet; I can't get past that precious first paragraph. That sparked some doubled-over-over-the-laptop-wheezy-laughter-Clever-style-glee.

I'll go back and actually read the entry now. I just had to tell you how hilarious that first paragraph was.
Ms. Clever: Midnight Cityirishvampire13 on June 14th, 2014 07:49 pm (UTC)
I have to follow the lead of the comments above: Very good; that fic excerpt certainly got my attention. :D ♥
Luo: 10luorescence on June 15th, 2014 02:23 am (UTC)
Good! *grins*

All that's left is finding a real plot, an end and be on time. And hoping Mr Clever won't too much of an ass XD
Ms. Clever: Midnight Cityirishvampire13 on June 15th, 2014 07:56 am (UTC)
I'm sure he'll do his level best, knowing him. ;D