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Less need for speed

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:48 am
by secretnude
"Eight years is quite a long
time to be in Medical Stasis
enough time to now belong
to a new era after the Superbug Crisis
on the Moon",
said your Boss
and a question you tossed:
"A new era so soon"?
and your Boss, a reply tossed:
"I guess it is the effect of the singularity
that we get breakthroughs with regularity.

Let me see, Mars Terraforming
is ongoing
with comets providing
water somehow.

We have ships
making the trip
to several habitable worlds.

to be reached by sublight speeds
but with immortality, speed
we don't really need"

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Your choices as a Geologist:
a. Go back to Earth and hit dirt.

b. Go help Terraform Mars
and escape all Earth wars.

c. A 100 year trip
to a distant world with resources that drip.

Buy Life Insurance from Gekko Life (Cursed)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:33 am
by secretnude
Church attendance ran low
as people now
that physical immortality
is practically
within reach
of even those who are not rich
with Life Insurance Plans
that actually plans
to keep you alive to pay
and stay
forever alive.

The Plans
were not a lie
and now people don't die.

Churches are spooky
as they crumbled
and some people mumbled
about kooky
ghost that are almost tall tales
without fail.

However, I heard a wail
exploring some dusty
pews and took in musty
air smelling of despair.

at the promises of faith
that science is now able to sate.

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In Wall Street , a Post Singularity Stock Broker , you meet

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:29 am
by secretnude
"I have a supercomputer in my head
with a neonet link
that let me think
and trade ahead
of the rest
of the best
in NYC,
you see" ,
said your stockbroker
who brokered
a sweet deal
for real
on Gekko Life Insurance
before it took off by chance
and you said: "You do good
work. I am in the mood
to put into Gekko Life Insurance
fresh funds" ,
and your broker replied , "Ok, your funds
are in. I knew Gekko
was a good buy
since fewer people started to die.
could be an eternal buy"

Re: Secretnude's Drabble Poetry Corner

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:06 pm
by strawman
It is against the law to exceed Norm. Many have tried. Few have succeeded.

The good old days of High Oil Prices

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:39 pm
by secretnude
"You decided to join BPShell
still use oil for plastics
even if people
use electrics.

An Android is made mostly from plastic"
said your Earth bound Boss
to whom a question you tossed,
"I heard of new wars
in the Middle East.

Have oil supplies been disrupted
at least
to some degree since war erupted?"
Your Boss
then a reply tossed,
"Water is the new critical resource
the countries there fight over, of course.

effect is limited as we
have fracking . We
actually like having high oil prices
like in the good old days that were nice."

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On Mars to avoid the Earth Wars

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:15 pm
by secretnude
"How do you manage to bring
in for water to Mars?"
you asked your new Boss Lars
who said, "We bring
the comets
in with Fusion
Plasma Propulsion
using Deuterium
and Helium
3 mined
by your fine
from the Moon.

I am glad
that they are resuming
operations soon
after that terrifying
accident you had,
which was so sad.

Are you really fit for work
as that superbug did work
havok on your body"?
asked Boss Lars and you replied,
"Nano repair bots already fixed my body",
Your reply
was a lie
as you truly almost died.

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Mankind Declared War on the God of War

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:58 pm
by secretnude
Terraforming Project
Chryse Plantia Survey

I am the leader of the survey
team for the Martian
Terraforming Project.

The Martian
aims to record and preserve
this great Martian
landscape and serve
this immortal
and future immortal
and future nations
on Mars
as accurate historical
and Aerological

Man with his God like powers
will now impose an infernal shower
on an innocent
and decent

are going to rain
water that will drain
into the dry plains
and rivers on Mars
as my Boss Lars

On Mars
the Planet of War
Man hath unleashed War.

My Fair Immortal Martian Lady, please do not despair

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:05 am
by secretnude
Terraforming Project Chryse Plantia Survey

have completed this

cannot complain
my fair
Immortal Lady on Mars
as you despair
about the war
so unkindly
chose to wage
against sage

Several comets with fusion
propulsion devices
will soon attack
and obliterate this nice

We need to escape
to higher ground
where our underground
base is found.

Water from Cometary rain
will drain
into the dry plains
and rivers on Mars
as my Boss Lars

God of War
hath so far
been a loser in this unkind

A dying War God bleeds red blood as water floods

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:43 am
by secretnude
Terraforming Project Chryse Plantia Survey

have completed
this devastated
cometary impact

did complain
as when the comets fell
it was like hell.

Several comets with fusion
propulsion devices
and obliterated this once nice

We escaped
to higher ground
where our underground
base is found.

Water from Cometary rain
into the dry plains
and rivers on Mars
as my Boss Lars

God of War
hath so far

Terraforming is of great cost.

We vanquished the God
and made a great flood
of water the color of blood.

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Re: Secretnude's Drabble Poetry Corner

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:37 am
by secretnude
I am surprised that
no one here hath
mentioned Friedrich Nietzsche.

is my niche.

I posit that the Singularity
will have √úbermensch
for the stars
with the blood of Mars
in their hands. I acknowledge
I have knowledge
of Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars

I posit that we conquered biology
of immortality
first and Mars
habitability next.

Next is David Brin
with a Grin
for the Uplift Universe
since my Verse
has Smart Whales, Squids and Cats
bear witness
to his work's fitness.

Will I also kill Jove
Oh, that I would love
to do.

Maiden Flight of Virgin Galactica to Gliese System

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:05 am
by secretnude
"Welcome to Virgin
Galactica. Our
is Mars and our
destination is the planet Gileise
581g in the Gileise
system. Distance is 20 light years
and ETA is 100 years
in Earth time.

Due to relativistic
effects, time
in this Hotel Ship will slow relative
to Earth time.

inflight will pass at a variable rate
as we either accelerate
or decelerate.

to check into your rooms.

Enjoy the long trip", said an Immortal
Flight Attendant to Immortal
Passengers at Business Class Rooms.

I swipe a Key Card to enter my room
and I heard a very loud boom.

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Your choices:
a. Explosion was only the fusion engines engaging.

b. Explosion
was an attempt to disrupt this flight
at speeds only sublight.

The Martian Seas

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:09 pm
by secretnude
Martian Seas, we sail
without fail.

Martian breeze
makes me sneeze.

Martian atmospheric
oxygen content is at levels hyperbaric.

Nitrogen content is too small
for us to be content at all.

Oxygen was from the breakdown
of water that rained down
on Mars
from man made
comet impacts that made
big scars.

We have lots of Hydrogen stored
for fuel if ever we get bored
and want to go to space
but that resource we don't waste.

Nitrogen from Titan, we imported.
and an improved
atmospheric composition was reported
which proved
friendly to nitrogen fixing bacteria
in sample regolith area.

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I can tell you now what rain is like on Mars

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:48 pm
by secretnude
Water Clouds in the Red Martian Sky
now make me think why
some people
the Terraforming project we proposed.

Some people
are nostalgic
for a past
that has tragically

We did trample
on Mars
but samples of Martian
rocks of yore
does show Mars
had Martian

I can now tell you what rain
is like on Mars
it drains
to the Martian
rivers and plains
like that on Earth.

is now full of immortal beings
needing living space,
a problem being
and resolved
since we have the ability to solve
problems that are quite involved.

It's complicated

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:45 pm
by secretnude
I am a single mom with two young kids.
I am a also manager at a hotel.
I do well
at both and I don't kid.

You might ask
how did this task?

I bought a duplicate body
at the neoBody
shop and copied my brain.

My Brain
is also linked
to my duplicate's
via neonet link.

I think,
it worked for a while until my duplicate
the way I duplicated

Duplication isn't free
in the post singularity.

My duplicate
my thoughts. The duplicate
of my duplicate
also duplicated.

My life is now so complicated!

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Your choices:
a. Terminate your duplicates.

b. Live a life this complicated.

Oort Cloud ice ball ahead! Abort! Abort! (Valentines)

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:25 am
by secretnude
I am a survivor
of the ill fated spaceship Titan
that launched from Titan.

I survived
in a stasis
pod for 1000 years.

in stasis
in which I dreamed of my love
on the ship Titan
which slipped
away from Titan
towards the Oort
cloud and failed to abort
the bad trajectory towards an ice ball
that led to the ship Titan's

He might still be alive
since this is post
post singularity.

I did live
through the second phase
of the singularity
in which immortality ,
I faced.

By Jove ,
him , I will always love.

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Your choices:

a. Travel back in time
to prevent catastrophe in time.
(Risk a time loop)

b. Time to live in the present
as this opportunity is heaven sent.
(and look for your immortal love
in the here and now

c. Find a new mate
to date
that is up to date.

Re: Secretnude's Drabble Poetry Corner

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:09 am
by secretnude
ROU Killing Time wrote:I went with option b. (but there were extenuating circumstances.)

Strawman, I'm starting to worry that our secretnude really is Hyperion's Martin Silenus. (If you haven't read it, shame on you, it's a Hugo/Nebula winner...)
I do enjoy
it when ROU
a choice before I make
the story up. I also enjoy
it when ROU
and strawman
speculates on my literary influences. Man
I am only a few months old
as a writer and am flattered to be told
that I compare to a certain fictional
poet that is the greatest to behold.

I will throw in Greg Bear
since I dared
to read so many of his books
that are worth taking a look.

Strength of Stones has AI and religion
and in many regions
of my verse
they do prominently feature.

Kate and Her DupliKates

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:34 am
by secretnude
had DupliKates
and the DupliKates
made DupliKates.

It emptied Kate's
nest egg as Kate
and her DupliKates
have one valid legal identity.

They are biologically identical
like Identical
for the win!

Now all
poor, all
stayed up late
at their respective jobs
which they don't love.

The real Kate
stayed up late
to her kids,
I don't kid.

One pretend
to Kate's
high paying Hotel
Manager job.

No one can tell,
how swell!

rebellion is brewing.

Most of DupliKates
are crewing
low wage unsatisfactory jobs
under false identities that most DupliKates
don't love.

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Kate hates some lazy DupliKates

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:23 am
by secretnude
and this presented
an extra challenge
to a really challenging

is Kate's
many DupliKates
had replicated
on credit
after the nest egg was debited
with the Real Kate having a big frown.

Most DupliKates
by now
have quit their low paying jobs
that they don't love
and now
live off Kate's
diminished estate
as they sell off goods
and live on cheap food.

did berate
the jobless DupliKates
as lazy
and threatened to terminate

These DupliKates
know how Kate
and had jinxed
attempt to terminate
them DupliKates.

Weird! Is this murder or suicide?

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:58 am
by secretnude
really hate
after a failed attempt
to have them be terminated.

DupliKates now
Kate somehow
and tapped
her pockets for the identity
they needed really hard
to assume Kate's
for real
and all remaining assets, they steal.

was terminated
and Kate's
was eliminated.

will be looking for Kate's
as there are many DupliKates
available to pretend as Kate.

Bankruptcy the DupliKates
did skate
and hate
between DupliKates
until there was no peace.

It was Survivor
edition. Survivors survived
but the DupliKate voted out
is dead without a doubt.

Fighting for your true love (Valentines)

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:17 am
by secretnude
It was Survivor DupliKate

Now only two DupliKates
are left fighting for a guy,
who I will mention
is why
in the end there can only be one!

Here we are, born to be Kates
with the prince charming of our universe!

In this universe
two DupliKates
like cats!

Both DupliKates
bought bats
to attempt a fair fight
to see who has the right
to keep this handsome guy in sight.

Two DupliKates
each other with a bat
as if tomorrow
didn't matter
and it ended with great joy and sorrow
as one DupliKate
had no tomorrow.