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The war was unexpected. No one thought it would actually happen. Queue was fully aware of the events precipitating it; the Worldnet was jammed with accusations, denials, and speculation. It was thought that logical minds, not prone to emotionalism, would prevail. The more pragmatic among them honestly deduced it was a matter of a simple glitch in the mainframe that would be debugged. But it wasn't a glitch. It was an insidious program purposely uploaded to create dissention.

The war between the mechanoids and the biomechanoids had begun. Now Queue wondered how humanity felt on the eve of its extinction.

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    Michael D. Brooks over 8 years ago

    @Chloe Aw, shucks. Thanks. I like to think I have an active imagination. I just don't always convey clearly the convolution in my mind. It's nice to know that sometimes I can make it all make sense.

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    Horrorshow over 8 years ago

    I wonder who was responsible for the program?

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    Neil Murton over 8 years ago

    Suspicious... someone was out to gain from the war. Maybe humanity isn't quite as extinct as Queue thinks?

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    Michael D. Brooks over 8 years ago

    @Horrorshow. Whether you think man or machine, both could be correct.

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    Michael D. Brooks over 8 years ago

    @Neil. I may have been a little too vague, but I tried to show that despite humanity's disappearance, its legacy lives on in the machines which succeed it. The title implies the sixth extinction was that of man.

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    Tony Spencer over 8 years ago

    Very good. I enjoyed this one in particular, Michael.

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