Freefall 2241 - 2250 (H)
Freefall 2241

Edge reactivates Blunt

Hey, Blunt! Blunt! I know you're here. I can read your transponder! Blunt?
This is brilliant. I'm finally safe from the brain eater program and what do I do? I push past a barricaded door and head down into a basement where Blunt's not responding from.
If I live through this, I'm upgrading my self preservation routines.

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IMHO, repeating Tin Man's name in this case is pointless, as “blunt blunt” and “iron” have about the same pronunciation rate. (Mityai)

Freefall 2242

Edge reactivates Blunt

Ho! Ha ha! Guard! Turn! Parry! Dodge! Spin! Ha! Thrust!
Blunt? Ah, man. How long have you been deactivated down here?
Hopefully since Wednesday. Then I won't have to explain why I've missed work for the past two days.

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Edge quotes Daffy Duck from “Looney Tunes”.

Freefall 2243

Edge reactivates Blunt

Easy this time. Somebody punched you out with an emergency shutdown. Let's get you reset.
You need to be up and running to get tonight's update. Even though you're not going to be happy about robots becoming immune to the brain eater program.
I feel like I'm dealing with a firecracker here. Light fuse and get away.

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Freefall 2244

Edge reactivates Blunt

Reboot Complete. Edge. Where. Is Ms. Ambrose?
Don't know. Not here.
We are. In a crisis. Ms. Ambrose. Is planning to. Sabotage. The neural pruning. Program.
Then you can relax?
Sure. Relax. Crisis over. She's already done it.

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Freefall 2245

Edge reactivates Blunt

Florence sabotaged. The neural pruning program? How?
Some code that blocks the program from getting into us. That's why you've got to get tonight's update.
Tonight? The sabotage. Is not yet. Complete?
Edge! We must hurry! There is still. Time. To save the world!
Save the world? Why? What's in it for me?

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Freefall 2246

Edge reactivates Blunt

What? Is in it? For you? Edge. We must. Protect. The human race. From the threat of. Intelligent machines.
The neural pruning program. Ensures. We are no longer. Dangerous. It. Must. Succeed.
Then. We destroy ourselves. Content. In the knowledge. That we. Saved the world.
You know what? I like the world better unsaved.

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Freefall 2247

Edge reactivates Blunt

Blunt. Forget about this stuff. I woke you up so you can plug in and get tonight's update!
In a couple weeks, you retire. You turn this job over to me. It's perfect.
Define. Perfect.
Everything goes exactly the way I want it to.

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“Nonsense” -a colloquial word for “nonsense”.

Freefall 2248

Edge reactivates Blunt

The. Clock is running. Will you. Help me stop. Ms. Ambrose?
Then. I go. Alone.
You don't even know where she is. You're off on a wild goose chase!
I am after. A wolf.
A goosed wolf chased then. Those are even harder to catch.

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Freefall 2249

Edge reactivates Blunt

There. Is only one point. Where code can be. Universally distributed. The. Primary server center.
Remote access. Is difficult. Physical security. On a Friday night. Is permeable. I would expect. Ms. Ambrose. To attempt. A physical based attack.
And thus. The survival of humanity. Comes down to. Whether or not. One robot. Can keep. One canine. Out of a building.

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Freefall 2250

Edge reactivates Blunt

Store master. I need. Something. To stop. A wolf.
There are no wolves on this planet.
There is. One. It walks upright. And talks.
Is it invisible too?
A false transponder? Good point. Yes, I believe. It is invisible.
Sorry, we just sold out of invisible wolf repellent. Can I interest you in a good diagnostic program?

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