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Interlude ר: The Shrouded Constitution

It was February 2002, and America tottered above a precipice. The Comet King was dead. The Other King was busy mopping up the shreds of resistance in the American West. Singer riots had several cities aflame. BOOJUM’s reign of terror … Continue reading

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Interlude ק: Bush

I. January 20, 2001 Washington, DC The clock struck inauguration day; unfortunately, no one had yet figured out whom to inaugurate. Absent a winner to step down in favor of, President Clinton continued to to govern. More and more grievances … Continue reading

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Interlude ע: Hell on Earth

[Content warning: More discussion of Hell.] In 1985, the Hellish Empire stretched from Moscow to Montreal, a sprawling stain over the northern quarter of the world. After the defeat at Silverthorne a tenative cease-fire had taken hold, backed by nuclear … Continue reading

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Interludes ‎פ and צ‎: 80s and 90s

In Daniel 5, King Belshazzar throws a feast which is interrupted by a giant disembodied hand writing on the wall: MENE TEKEL UPHARSIN. The wise men of the kingdom are confused; they recognize these words only as measures of silver … Continue reading

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Interlude ס: Binary

“Today I will expound unto you the kabbalistic theory of the creation of the world,” said Ana. “It all starts with Leibniz…” We were sitting together on the couch after dinner. Erica and Eli Foss were on the other couch. … Continue reading

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Chapter 42: Whose Whole Delight Is In Destroying

They smote the city with the edge of the sword, and one of his main motivations was the high cost of proprietary software houses. — kingjamesprogramming.tumblr.com Afternoon, May 12, 2017 New York City “Can I ask you something?” said Brian … Continue reading

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Interlude נ: CHANGELOG

[High Holy Days bonus Interlude. Not exactly canon.] PATCH 5776.11 IS NOW COMPLETE. WORK HAS BEGUN ON PATCH 5777.0. HERE IS A FINAL CHANGELOG FOR PATCH 5776.11: 1. HUMANS NO LONGER DEPLETE WILLPOWER WHEN ENGAGING IN DIFFICULT TASKS; GLUCOSE NO … Continue reading

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Interlude מ: Miss American Pie

April 22, 2017 San Jose A piece of onion flew past my head. This was a common occurrence when I argued with Erica while she was trying to cook. Today we were arguing about the lyrics of American Pie. She … Continue reading

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Interlude ל: New York City

September 3, 1978 New York City I. Flanked by two guards, Mayor Ed Koch walked into the room. It seemed out of place in the middle of New York City. Poorly lit, musty, packed with books of diffent ages and … Continue reading

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Interlude כ: The Outer Gate

I. Imagine there’s no Heaven. It’s easy if you try. So easy that millions of people throughout history did it entirely by accident. They went to church, they read their Bibles, they knelt prostrate in prayer, and then they went … Continue reading

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