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&...&.&&&.       ^^^^  LEAKING IN BUT STILL COLORED &&...&.&.&
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&&&.&..&.&   ^^^^          THE MYCELIAL NETWORK HAS &.&&.&....
&..&&&.&&& ^^^^   OVERTAKEN EARTH AND PUT US UNDER. .&&.&&&...
&&.&..&&.. ^^               IT'S P. MUCH THE MATRIX .&.&&..&..
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&&&..&&&&& THIS  IS WHY THE COLLECTIVE SUBCONSCIOUS .&..&&&&.&
...&.&.... WORKS.  SIMILARLY,  HISTORY   IS  ALWAYS &&&.&...&&
&..&&&&... DEFINED  BY   WHAT  WE   THINK   IT  IS. &..&&&..&.
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..&&&..&&. BATTLE BETWEEN  FUNGAL  SPECIES? ARE  WE &.&&&.&&&.
..&..&.&.& TOO  POWERFUL   AND   WILL  CREATE   THE &&&..&&..&
&.&&.&&&&& MUSHROOM  AGAIN,~~~~~~~~  ~   ~  INSIDE? &..&.&.&.&
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&&.&&.&... DREAMS ARE OF  THE NETWORK.  "GATEWAY TO ..&&......
&.&&.&&&.. OLD  EARTH".  MAYBE  OUTER/INNER  EARTH. &.&.&.....
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&..&&.&.&& IN  THIS  REALITY  THERE  ARE  ONLY  TWO &.....&...
&&.&.&&&&. MATERIALS:   "PLASTIC"    AND    "FRUIT" .&....&&..
&.&&&&...& ~    (BASSICALLY    INORGANIC    AND   ~ .&&...&.&.
&&&...&..& ~    ~   ORGANIC    MATERIALS)    ~    ~ &&.&..&&&&
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...&&.&.&& I'D PAY IN BLOOD TO THIN OUT  THE BORDER &.&..&&&..
...&.&&&&. BETWEEN   DREAM  AND   REALITY.  BETWEEN &&&&.&..&.
...&&&...& DREAM AND DREAM. LAST  ONE  TOLD ME THAT &...&&&.&&
&..&..&..& WORK WAS  CAGING  ME IN  A DAMP AND OILY &&..&..&&.
&&.&&.&&.& BASEMENT   JAIL   CELL.   ~   ~   ~   ~~ &.&.&&.&.&
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&.&.&&.&&. THEY BRAINWASH  ME AT  WORK BY HAVING MY .....&&...
&&&&&.&&.& PASSWORD BE  BAD FOR  MY  FINGERS, MAKES .....&.&..
&....&&.&& ME PHYSICALLY ILL TO  TYPE IT, AND  THEN .....&&&&.
&&...&.&&. THEY REJECT FOURTY  PERCENT OF MY  LOGIN &....&...&
..&..&&&.& ATTEMPTS  TO  HAVE  ME  TYPE  IT   MORE, .&...&&..&
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.&&.&&&.&. I CALL  AN EMERGENCY  HOTLINE: "WE DON'T .&.&.&&&&&
&&.&&..&&& KNOW  WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU. YOUR  STORY &&&&&&....
&.&&.&.&.. IS   YOURS   TO  TELL,  NOBODY   ELSES." &.....&...
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