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An out of order snippet about corrupting OWL
Post by runsforcelery   » Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:27 pm

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“Now there, Owl, I’m afraid you may have a point,” Nahrmahn admitted. “Of course, I may be just a bit prejudiced, since I was never so foolish as to decide to die for a principal.”

“My analysis suggests that that was simply because you never had to choose whether or not to do so,” Owl corrected gently. “Although, I will concede that when you did choose to die, it was for something rather more important than an empty, self-serving political ‘principle.’”

“There wasn’t a great deal of ‘choosing’ to it, really. It was more a matter of automatic reaction.”

“And, looking back, would you have chosen any other way?” Owl challenged with a smile.

“No,” Nahrmahn acknowledged. He rested one electronic hand on the AI’s equally immaterial shoulder and shook him gently. “No, I wouldn’t have. So I suppose you win this one.”

“When it is a matter of logic and analysis, I almost always win,” Owl pointed out. “Unfortunately, dealing with humans, logic and analysis are usually the last resort of scoundrels.”

“A joke!” Nahrmahn laughed delightedly. “I’m corrupting you, Owl! Next thing, you’ll be producing puns!”

“At which point I trust Commander Athrawes will be compassionate enough to order a complete memory purge,” Owl replied.

EDITED to remove the loop effect! :D
Last edited by runsforcelery on Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.


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Re: An out of order snippet about corrupting OWL
Post by lexisgrandpa   » Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:36 pm

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runsforcelery wrote:“Now there, Owl, I’m afraid you may have a point,” Nahrmahn admitted. “Of course, I may be just a bit prejudiced, since I was never so foolish as to decide to die for a principal.”

“My analysis suggests that that was simply because you never had to choose whether or not to do so,” Owl corrected gently. “Although, I will concede that when you did choose to die, it was for something rather more important than an empty, self-serving political ‘principle.’”

“There wasn’t a great deal of ‘choosing’ tbyo it, really. It was more a matter of automatic reaction.”

“And, looking back, would you have chosen any other way?” Owl challenged with a smile.

“No,” Nahrmahn acknowledged. He rested one electronic hand on the AI’s equally immaterial shoulder and shook him gently. “No, I wouldn’t have. So I suppose you win this one.”

“When it is a matter of logic and analysis, I almost always win,” Owl pointed out. “Unfortunately, dealing with humans, logic and analysis are usually the last resort of scoundrels.”

“A joke!” Nahrmahn laughed delightedly. “I’m corrupting you, Owl! Next thing, you’ll be producing puns!”

“At which point I trust Commander Athrawes will be compassionate enough to order a complete memory purge,” Owl replied.

“Now there, Owl, I’m afraid you may have a point,” Nahrmahn admitted. “Of course, I may be just a bit prejudiced, since I was never so foolish as to decide to die for a principal.”

“My analysis suggests that that was simply because you never had to choose whether or not to do so,” Owl corrected gently. “Although, I will concede that when you did choose to die, it was for something rather more important than an empty, self-serving political ‘principle.’”

“There wasn’t a great deal of ‘choosing’ to it, really. It was more a matter of automatic reaction.”

“And, looking back, would you have chosen any other way?” Owl challenged with a smile.

“No,” Nahrmahn acknowledged. He rested one electronic hand on the AI’s equally immaterial shoulder and shook him gently. “No, I wouldn’t have. So I suppose you win this one.”

“When it is a matter of logic and analysis, I almost always win,” Owl pointed out. “Unfortunately, dealing with humans, logic and analysis are usually the last resort of scoundrels.”

“A joke!” Nahrmahn laughed delightedly. “I’m corrupting you, Owl! Next thing, you’ll be producing puns!”

“At which point I trust Commander Athrawes will be compassionate enough to order a complete memory purge,” Owl replied.


Is this supposed to repeat like it does?
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Re: An out of order snippet about corrupting OWL
Post by emeye   » Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:37 pm

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So good it was snippeted twice :)

Thanks, RFC!
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Re: An out of order snippet about corrupting OWL
Post by ksandgren   » Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:41 pm

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Thanks, rfc!
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Re: An out of order snippet about corrupting OWL
Post by Dilandu   » Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:51 pm

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emeye wrote:So good it was snippeted twice :)

Thanks, RFC!


Was it?

Or the OWL are actually cycling?

Notice, that those two phrases:

“At which point I trust Commander Athrawes will be compassionate enough to order a complete memory purge,” Owl replied.

“Now there, Owl, I’m afraid you may have a point,” Nahrmahn admitted. “Of course, I may be just a bit prejudiced, since I was never so foolish as to decide to die for a principal.”


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Re: An out of order snippet about corrupting OWL
Post by runsforcelery   » Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:28 pm

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lexisgrandpa wrote:
runsforcelery wrote:“Now there, Owl, I’m afraid you may have a point,” Nahrmahn admitted. “Of course, I may be just a bit prejudiced, since I was never so foolish as to decide to die for a principal.”

“My analysis suggests that that was simply because you never had to choose whether or not to do so,” Owl corrected gently. “Although, I will concede that when you did choose to die, it was for something rather more important than an empty, self-serving political ‘principle.’”

“There wasn’t a great deal of ‘choosing’ tbyo it, really. It was more a matter of automatic reaction.”

“And, looking back, would you have chosen any other way?” Owl challenged with a smile.

“No,” Nahrmahn acknowledged. He rested one electronic hand on the AI’s equally immaterial shoulder and shook him gently. “No, I wouldn’t have. So I suppose you win this one.”

“When it is a matter of logic and analysis, I almost always win,” Owl pointed out. “Unfortunately, dealing with humans, logic and analysis are usually the last resort of scoundrels.”

“A joke!” Nahrmahn laughed delightedly. “I’m corrupting you, Owl! Next thing, you’ll be producing puns!”

“At which point I trust Commander Athrawes will be compassionate enough to order a complete memory purge,” Owl replied.

“Now there, Owl, I’m afraid you may have a point,” Nahrmahn admitted. “Of course, I may be just a bit prejudiced, since I was never so foolish as to decide to die for a principal.”

“My analysis suggests that that was simply because you never had to choose whether or not to do so,” Owl corrected gently. “Although, I will concede that when you did choose to die, it was for something rather more important than an empty, self-serving political ‘principle.’”

“There wasn’t a great deal of ‘choosing’ to it, really. It was more a matter of automatic reaction.”

“And, looking back, would you have chosen any other way?” Owl challenged with a smile.

“No,” Nahrmahn acknowledged. He rested one electronic hand on the AI’s equally immaterial shoulder and shook him gently. “No, I wouldn’t have. So I suppose you win this one.”

“When it is a matter of logic and analysis, I almost always win,” Owl pointed out. “Unfortunately, dealing with humans, logic and analysis are usually the last resort of scoundrels.”

“A joke!” Nahrmahn laughed delightedly. “I’m corrupting you, Owl! Next thing, you’ll be producing puns!”

“At which point I trust Commander Athrawes will be compassionate enough to order a complete memory purge,” Owl replied.


Is this supposed to repeat like it does?



Nope. :oops:

So I fixed it! :D


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Re: An out of order snippet about corrupting OWL
Post by Joat42   » Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:36 pm

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runsforcelery wrote:
lexisgrandpa wrote:Is this supposed to repeat like it does?


Nope. :oops:

So I fixed it! :D

When I read it first I had another connotation of the word corruption in mind which made me think they had a problem with the VR and everything was stuck in a loop. ;)

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Re: An out of order snippet about corrupting OWL
Post by ChronicRder   » Sat Sep 03, 2016 5:04 pm

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This was good. Not as good as reading/rereading one of Zhaspahr's Hitler-esq tantrums in the early books. That would make it GREAT!

I really needed a more recent scene like this in this series. Thanks, RFC!
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Re: An out of order snippet about corrupting OWL
Post by 6L6   » Sat Sep 03, 2016 5:18 pm

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Thanks, love those teasers.
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Re: An out of order snippet about corrupting OWL
Post by Annachie   » Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:12 pm

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Oh dear a repeat. That means the Matrix changed something doesn't it?

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