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Sun Jan 15, 2012, 2:16 AM

ENTRY 9997:

To anyone who finds these memory cards,
and the messages left within...

My name is Charles Snippy. I am probably the last sane human being left on earth. I know not whether you will understand this message. I know not whether you'll even be able to decode the ones and zeros on these data cards. I know not whether my voice will even reach anyone.
I know not, whether the microscopic drives will last long enough and whether the plastic and metal which composes them will not disintegrate into dust as centuries pass or whether the titanium shell encasing them will remain in place or be consumed by the ever-changing landscape, lost forever.
And yet I still have hope that someone will find the story of my life, long past and learns something of use from it.
If you are still human, then this will be a story about the collapse of civilization of your forefathers through greed and arrogance.
If you are some other species entirely, then it is a story about how our human race was extinguished through our disregard for the balance of the planetary eco-sphere that gave us life through the long line of evolution.


For many years I served as an officer for the GOOD Directorate Inc.

The Directorate Inc have been collecting patents and copyrighting everything from programs to inventions to drugs, everything they could get their dirty lawyer's hands on, including even basic human needs and concepts. The copyright laws were extended first to twenty years, then to a hundred and then to infinite perpetuity. Once the Directorate copyrighted sleep, there was no stopping them.
The troubles started when the Directorate activated project ANNET - a Neural Network that could connect the human mind to the internet, allowing users to browse the net constantly, using eye blinks and thoughts to get information about any product, play games or even watch movies in their sleep. Can you imagine three billion people connected to the net all the time?
We thought we could save the world with information, but since this information came mostly from entertainment companies and corporations the most important things were simply filtered, ignored or lost amidst terabytes of pop culture garbage.
At first the Neural Interfaces were simple blue head-bands but with increasing technological advances they became smaller and eventually were almost unnecessary as the directorate started to broadcast the net at the same frequency the electronic impulses that compose our thoughts. Anyway, I might be screwing up the technological side of the story as I am not a designer or programmer.

This is where my memories become hazy and confusing.

I was one of the few rare human beings alive not being able to connect to ANNET via the neural network interface and thus I remained in a dead-end job, not being able to browse the net with my thoughts and unable to afford sleep. The head-band did nothing for me and the neural transmitting towers gave me a constant headache.
Every time the network tried to connect to my mind when I closed my eyes, I got terrible nightmares, and horrid visions of the future that were making me lose track of reality.
For several months of such torture, the Directorate kept me in their offices, making me file paperwork on their "test subjects", eventually transferring me to the "Dead Zone tourism" branch, away from towering cubes of the Directorate, away cities and transmitter towers.
Centuries of industrial pollution were inevitably changing the biosphere of our world and the Directorate knew it better than anyone, yet they did nothing to stop it, profit had to be maximized, production had to be increased, customers had to be satisfied. Holes in the ozone layer, irreversible changes in the atmosphere, radioactive fallout, wild-life mutations, the days growing darker and the sky turning black - none of this mattered to them.


ENTRY: 381:

Just one month before I left the G complex, a few truly ridiculous cases came across my desk and so I pushed a faster transfer, fearing for completely loosing my sanity.
One of these cases called "PROJECT SEVEN" was written by an an egghead engineer Dr Gromov.
Dr Gromov proposed finding the luckiest human being on the planet through the use of ANNET's search engine, scanning 3 billion human memories for such an individual using something called the "total grid".
At first, Gromov's writing was excellent and consistent. The thesis was an idea that statistics run the world and that the person who can understand all statistics will understand exactly how the world functions and exactly how humans as a species can be saved from destruction. Dr Gromov looked for loopholes in statistical data, links between human interactions throughout history, anything that could be used as a tool of control, the ultimate lever if you will... that according to the doctor "balanced the universe".
The reports descended into ridiculous ramblings about:
a)Finding a super that exists outside of time
b)The grid becoming unstable and unpredictable, almost like a nervous system of a mega-mind that spanned the entire planet, users becoming neuron cells for a self-aware entity.
Endless series of tests, haphazardly conducted (thanks to Dr Gromov rushing the project) and poorly documented (thanks to the horrid bureaucracy of the Directorate) showed a complete disregard for safety of the test facility, failure to report to superiors, and inability to explain anything about what actually occurred.
I blamed Dr Gromov for everything that occurred thereafter.



I hereby report that it is unbecoming and unprofessional for a Lead Engineer, major Directorate shareholder and Administrator in control of the ANNET database, to believe in "super-heroes that walk among humans", "Search-engine-self-awareness" and other nonsense.
ANNET is just a neural interface and search database and not "a living, thinking entity", which Dr Gromov fondly calls "my girl, ANNIE" in the emails.
Subject Seven is not a "super-hero who is going to save the world from certain doom". If anything Seven is a bumbling moron who will soon break something if you keep giving out complex machinery, like candy. Have you bothered to check Seven's IQ? Why did you even bother giving a test subject the rank of Captain and access to the databanks including all 3rd level facilities? Was that really necessary?
Have you even seen the footage, why does everyone let Seven carry a cup full of hot tea around electronics?
I sincerely hope that my report reaches you before my transfer to the "Dead Zone tourism industry" branch, because I can no longer tolerate staying here and reading the junk that comes through my desk from Dr Gromov's ridiculous experiments about "stopping gravity", "confusing the universe" and "bending time".

Charles Snippy


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YugiDMega Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Now everything makes more sense. I'm liking this
DragonairOmega Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student General Artist
awesomest journal in the world, right here!
WhereToStart Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Writer
Wow! I understand now!
Numbuh344 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
My guess is Zee Captin is Subject 7.
Fenori Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The story is really interesting :D

Though I'm kinda confused about the whole copyrighting sleep thing.. if you can't afford it, you aren't allowed to sleep or something? o-o
WhereToStart Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Writer
Exactly! That's why, in the "real" world, Mr. Snippy is exhausted all of the time and does weird things like attack sandwiches ;)
Fenori Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha XD but he I guess he can afford like 4 hours lol
Kaonashi-Nanashi Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Haaaa! So Captain's idenity is revealed!
ChaosTheory116 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Student General Artist
I LOVE THIS. Just So awesome and creative. I would have never thought this series would become so deep and thought provoking. I mean, I enjoyed it, but I thought it was just a goofy funny-strip, with spectacular art in a satirically melancholy setting. This is becoming more and more amazing.
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Sgt-Hawk-451 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Everything makes sense! I love this comic!
Dhatz Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
(\ and thats just 001
fatalremedy Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just stumbled into this universe myself, impressive! What dedication, and across mediums i might add - nice :D
one-red-butterfly Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Charles Snippy? he's really Mr. Snippy?
sasuchick33 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist
Thsi explain alot..kinda *is still confused

and in the comic ANNIE reminds me of GLaDOS..they even share a love of nerutoxin :D
Rokutenshi131 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm on comic strip 66...FINALLY DECIDED TO CATCH UP...and i'm loving it! But it really was confusing, Trippy's this helped! :)
Rokutenshi131 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i meant *Snippy lol sorry :)
Mrairs Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
i dont mean to be a grammar Nazi, but "loose track of reality.", shouldnt that be "lose"?
Xervicx Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Snippy is probably following him in hopes that A. Captain will end up breaking the very system that brought them to such a terrible end or B. Snippy hopes that Captain's "luck" will end up giving the world hope for some odd reason.
Feeling-Kitsune Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
woah, you sure have a lot of imagination. I'm loving the plot, you are very talented :)
4-lien Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Dude, this situation does not comes STRAIGHT from his imagination, just look around : [link]
xXFishzRevengeXx Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm confused D: How is SOPA related to the comic?
4-lien Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Student General Artist
come on : "copyrighting everything from programs to inventions to drugs, everything they could get their dirty lawyer's hands on, including even basic human needs and concepts." ?
Doesn't that ring a bell ? :/
xXFishzRevengeXx Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not really :(
MadJesters1 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
So... subject seven, a subject who is supposable a super human... is zee captain.... *MIND BLOWN* Love the plot so far but there is still a lot of questions. XD
pinappleapple Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
OMG. *mind blown*
mac1997 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
MoonlitCrescent Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Interesting, but this sounds almost exactly like another comic I've been reading... :O
ForeverTeaTime Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Kerbsan Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wonder is Engie Dr.Gromov? or another High ranking engineer ... since he calls ANNET Annie.
Kessima Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Oh wow. The comic just got a crazy new dimension, this is amazing.
yuki-mekishiko Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student General Artist
wow, reading this gives the comic a whole new perspective
asheiya Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Unless I'm completely wrong about who everyone is I have a theory Captain= 7 letters and then "Seven"

I don't know *shrug* I'm partially lost right now, but I do love the direction that the story is going!
Diretooth Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
A good back story to the comic.
SkyFire117 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Is this Good directorate Inc stufff after or before the atomic apocalyps :?
alexiuss Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
SkyFire117 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
ow thanks :)
AlterEgox5 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Liosoul Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
But that "001" means that will be more of these BIographical Data ?
I really hope so.
Touch-Not-This-Cat Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
The old expression "The gods must be laughing at me" comes to mind...
havoks-angel Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012 what is going on makes sense. In the last strip, i was thinking, "Who's Annie?" Got it now =)
ReverseFrown Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student Photographer
Holy wow, amazing...
FamousTeardropArtist Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I wonder is Captain is behind this mess up bullshit.Or he witness the future error outcome. Snippy is maybe the key to open the eyes of mankind. lol
VentusVolatilis Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Makes sense.
TheBleachDoctor Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I see.
Omixgirl10 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist
This... explains a lot, actually.
ArcadianEngineering Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Is it Charles because some people on Facebook proposed it? I'm disappointed in you, Facebook.
EnomisRiot Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
No body will not read this when it's so long since it was posted (Okay, it is not that long but the journals are just so awsome)

But you know how Snippy tells about the lawers trying to get more and more and then takes sleep and stuff
I think it is beginning now, whit SOPA, but I think we can stop it, I think we can make a better futer.
ProfZamn Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Interesting, very good stuff :-)
Lisa-in-the-Sky Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
TheComicGenius Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Man, the story is finally unfolding and getting serious. I love it!

Also, what happened to the TV show that you guys were trying to make? Is that still happening?
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