2012 teaserIn the year 2012, the United States government declared that from then on the right to privacy would no longer be enforced. Microphones in cell phones would be turned on at all times, as well as cameras, even when the cell phone itself was not powered on. The same concept would be applied to televisions as well, which would be pre-installed in every new home after the declaration. The government would now control all electricity from outlets, turning Electronic Entertainment Devices on and off whenever they saw fit. Following suit of Europe, security cameras would now be placed in bathrooms (as well as every other room), public and private, indoor and outdoor. It became a universally known fact: If you could see the cameras, they could see you. (In all reality, they could probably see you regardless of whether you saw them or not.)More Like This
However, not everybody was monitored 24/7. People with severe crimin
The StrikeLeaning back against the brick wall, Shawn took a long drag on the cigarette. This had become something of a nightly ritual for him, watching the people on the sidewalk go by as darkness began to settle in around the city. He could feel the warmth of his smoke radiating out from his chest to the rest of his body. He stayed like that for a while, taking his sweet time as he finished that first cigarette of the night. When it had nearly burned down to the filter, he waited for a gap among the pedestrians and flicked it out into the street before joining the flow of traffic.More Like This
He didn't pay attention to how long it was, but eventually he picked a cross street at random and turned onto it. As soon as he was around the corner he pressed himself back against a wall among the shadows the streetlights didn't quite reach, and waited. When someone else turned onto the street, they walked right past him, completely unaware of his presence. It was a young woman this time, likely on her way home from
Freewrite 3: Another CharacterHis face wasn't angry or cold, or anything else you might expect of a man in his position; it was tired. His neutral expression seemed to be weighed down by something, and his eyes had a worn look to them as if it had been days since he last slept. Sleeves pushed up to his elbows bared forearms that were made a patchwork by jagged scars, Most old and faded, but at least one or two that had the look of a fresh wound that had barely healed. His bearing held none of the grace or fluidity of a swordmaster, but the way his muscles seemed to never completely untense hinted at some kind of martial expertise, if not that. This man would've been intimidating if he was completely unarmed, and at the moment he held a hiltless stiletto with a trickle of blood already running down the long narrow blade. He seemed just a hair surprised to see the body lying at his feet, but calmly wiped his dagger on a scrap of cloth he'd produced from a coat pocket before sheathing it. "Change of plans," he said, tMore Like This
Fantastic Fractalicious Fractals #7- MOBIUSYep, the mobius. If you hang around in the (in)famous Aposhack you'll hear about the mobius. But, what is a mobius? And, dear Sonic fans, don't get your pants in a twist! I know it's Sonic's homeplace, but we're not talking about this place, but I'm sure it's a wonderful place to be.. Uh, where was I. The mobius, yes. What is it?More Like This
To get an idea about what a Mobius is, you can make a Mobius model, or a Mobius strip. You take a paper strip, twist it half, and then glue the ends of the strip together to form a loop. And voila, there you've a Mobius in a nutshell. So, what does it tell us?
It's non orientable, if you try to decide the direction of the surface of the band, it's impossible. It's seems to have two sides, but it doesn't. Other weird things: If tou take your Mobius band and draw a line from the seam and down the middle, the line will meet the seam on the other side. Two sides, but still one. Take your scissors and cut it along the line, you get two lines wound aro