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SP / CARDS / SERVER ROOM 4

You deserve to meet your gods…

Alien magnets in my brain!

Server Room 4

14 Para'meesh IV Square #4, an apartment of minimal decor in the Para'meesh IV complex (residential ring).

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Part of the larger Para'meesh.

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Part of the larger Ring of Gods.

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Part of the larger… larger…

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[DEFINE]

[DEFINE]

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To the wife, this is 14 Para'meesh IV Square #4. Which it is.

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This is the husband's home office, which it is.

But it is something else.

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It is Server Room 4, connecting with other rooms:

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. [1] [2] [3] . # . . . # . . . . . . # # # . [9] [.]

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And other 4s, in other lines.

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Other rings . . . . . . # # # . . . . . . [9] [.]

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A single Para'meesh.

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Ring of Gods.

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The husband's job is to look busy with his screens. Lines of code, numbers, something. Doing something, whatever. [NOW] . . . . . . # The husband's job is in between.

! Behind.

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Core 4.

Four…

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. [$] [?] . . . # # # # # # # # # # # # . . . . . . [4] [+] [4] = 4

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Four…

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. also: he provides redirection for deviceless postcards. Express the forms. Express the [YOU] [.] Porridge, gruel, etc.

The wife sees sunning colleagues.

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Skiing, too.

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Water, land. And cities.

All the world! From [1] to [9] [.]

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And looks inside, for hidden signs…

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Hidden code.

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[SCANNING…]

[SCANNING…]

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Hidden licks…

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[LICK]

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[LICK]

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Then she scolds herself! Calls herself a "bad girl".

[SCAN] [LICK]

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. [$] [?] . . . # # # # # # # # # # # # . . . . . . but by then . . . . . . . . . . . . # # # . . . . . . she has already scanned them:

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[DEFINE]

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Large stuff (0) into Ring of Gods (1) into Para'meesh (1) into Para'meesh I, II, etc, IX, each working across dimensions, lines. Quite a lot! Each networked up – the cores – within the line, reality. And linked to their kin via interdimensional cabling. Core to core.

Four…

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[OPERATOR 4] [$] [?] . # . . . . . .

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"More postcards!"

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"I'll leave them here, beside your nibbles (grey; little cubes; hemispherical glass;

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. the flavour… isn't for me : # # # # # # # # # # # # . . . . . .

. there… isn't really any flavour ! # # # # # # # # # # # # . . . . . .

. the texture is… interesting) and collection of black-as-night fountain pens with unsmudgeable silver bands. For I keep your tools clean. And I have noticed when staring into those bands… those bands…"

"Thanks, babe :) Love you."

You're a bad, bad girl…

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$ 0.nine-seven-9-three-43 : .buttered_toast;

$ [and] [and] [not]

[PAUSE]

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"Busy today, it seems! I touch your shoulder."

$ nod

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He nods.

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[PAUSE]

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"Not that I'd know, exactly! Of course. This… tech stuff. Or whatever! :) : : : : : : # # # . Before, I touched your shoulder. Your fingers haven't moved since I entered. [TODAY] . . . . . . # But there's something about these screens… this code…"

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[SCANNING…]

[SCANNING…]

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[SIMULATION] : 5

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[YES] [!]

To the wife, some… something. Whatever.

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$ yes!

"Good news? :)"

"Nod! Smile."

"Ham and cheese?"

$ smile

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He smiles.

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. she touched his shoulder. "…a man can't live on nibbles alone! So much… whatever! to be doing :)"

"I love you."

[SCANNING…]

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"I love you."

"Love you."

Before, you touched my shoulder. I write poetry about you with those pens : # # # # # # # # # # # # . . . True, they are also used for adjusting your screws etc.

[YES] [!]

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[YES] [!!]

You're a bad, bad girl…

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"Good news? :)"

$ .ham_and_cheese;

SCORE 4… 3…

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. on the screens = transfer from your brain. In between.

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These displays. Looking in.

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Even now, 14 Para'meesh IV Square #4 is becoming something less strange, more [TODAY] [.] Less unusually named.

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