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"It isn't right, you know," bemoaned Father, as he stumped angrily around their habitat's main chamber. "It's inconceivable that any rational being would ever do this - let alone as a fashion statement."

He paused briefly in his tirade. "Inconceivable!"

"But he's young," soothed Mother. "It's his way of being different. Asserting his individuality." She immediately winced at her choice of words.

"Different?" stormed Father. "Individual? Deliberately replacing his limbs with prosthetics? Brain-damaged, I'd say."

Mother sighed. "No harm done, though. It is a reversible process after all."

"But we're androids!" exclaimed Father. "Grafting on these organic parts is simply...disgusting!"

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