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[Sep. 2nd, 2009|07:51 am]
Aleph
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The bumper sticker I saw this morning said "Let's get drunk and read!"

"Warms my heart", I thought, "but you should have been here about eight hours ago".

Blissfully quiet morning. Back to Autumn, full buses and all.

Modafinil, you are tasty and useful, but it's still slightly creepy how seamlessly you patch that hole where the four more hours of sleep I should have had ought to be. Having one of those "someone's thought of this already...have they?" moments, thinking of a story idea where modafinil is actually a neurochemically-encoded incantation to the Elder Gods, designed by mad Tibetan antiLamas from the MKULTRA rejects pool. Oh, you get your wakefulness, alright, but only on loan. At some point in your mortal life, all those hours are called back, at a time when you really wish you weren't asleep. The safety of your physical body is at that point likely the least of your concerns; in fact, a quick death due to unconsciousness may be the most mercy one could hope for from the cold, precise machine that now has you and in truth knows neither mercy nor severity...

Tangent. Back to work.
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[User Picture]From: styossarian
2009-09-02 12:29 pm (UTC)
"modafinil" "elder gods" yields the following gem upon search, incidentally:

"Modafinil does not have any significant competition. .... This act of blasphemy did not go unnoticed cheap free shipping soma by the Elder Gods"
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From: unknownbinaries
2009-09-02 03:23 pm (UTC)
This story needs to happen.

Although, have you read Stross' A Colder War?
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[User Picture]From: styossarian
2009-09-02 03:53 pm (UTC)
I'm half-pondering writing the first short story I have in...ten years?...around the idea. Not that it hasn't been done, in general, but that'd be part of the challenge.

I've heard of A Colder War, and believe I got a paragraph or two in at some point in the past. Things look familiar...but I don't think I finished. Not sure why. Happy to remedy that, though. Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: carpe_jugulum
2009-09-02 06:21 pm (UTC)
I love you, dude.
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[User Picture]From: styossarian
2009-09-02 09:54 pm (UTC)
Bees and hoos.
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[User Picture]From: kendokamel
2009-09-02 06:44 pm (UTC)
Heee!
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[User Picture]From: styossarian
2009-09-02 09:54 pm (UTC)
It was that kind of morning, at least internally. Really pleasant, actually.
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From: moonandserpent
2009-09-02 10:41 pm (UTC)
I'm afraid we need to have a talk. Don't worry, you won't remember it when we're done.
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[User Picture]From: styossarian
2009-09-02 11:35 pm (UTC)
Again?
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