I've created a monster.
I wonder what it will do to the world…
Will he destroy everything?
I can’t believe a plan that seemed so out of reach is now finished… I did it.
Marvin was just a fantasy I used to dream about but now he's alive
and pretty much unstoppable. He was supposed to be my guardian…
Well I guess he protected me but he didn’t listen when I told him to stop
The class didn’t have a chance.
All because that big headed Robert had to go and start a fight with me.
I didn’t even know he was operational today.
I was configuring his software so he was totally dismantled.
Somehow he was he able to fix himself and travel here rather quickly
because he sensed I was in danger? I calibrated his software to sense when I needed him but the school was too far for him to feel me.
He shouldn’t have been able to sense me and I don’t know why he did.
I also don’t know how he was able to travel here so quickly,
it’s like 6 miles and he was here in five minutes.
Luckily no one knows I created him
or I would be in a lot of trouble right now.
I’m not talking about my parents or the teachers
I’m talking about the government.
Obviously I have created something … Well…
Someone, that is now sentient and somewhere in the
world. Doing who knows what.
Truth be told I’m scared.
Marvin was built to protect me but what just happened
went a little further than protection.
It’s like he chose to hurt some of them.
Let me tell you what happened but first a little about myself.
I am Joshua Jones but I like JoJo.
I 'm 18 years old and I’m not like the other kids in my school.
I'm weird and socially awkward around other people, so I don’t have friends.
I did have one friend however, his name was Evan
but who knows if he survived the incident in the classroom.
I never knew my parents nor where they came from…
I don’t even know their names.
I used to live in a group home but they treated me horrible,
I’m talking both emotional and physical abuse daily.
Basically what I am saying is… I didn’t have anyone to nurture me and teach me the things in life that a parental figure was supposed to teach you.
The only place in the house I felt free was the library, none of the
other kids ever entered because they thought the room was haunted.
I remember the first time I went in there though, it was scary at first
but not as scary as the wedgies I used to get from Brucie.
There were sheets hung over the shelves and at the time I didn’t know it was bookshelves so I figured they might have been corpses or something creepy.
I heard a sound in the room and the first thing
I thought to do was hide under a sheet.
I was breathing heavily, unknowing what was above me
but I looked on the ground and saw a book.
It was a book about robotics technology and it changed my life.
I wasn’t allowed to go to school so I spent most of my time reading.
I was so fascinated that I started taking apart old phones and radios just to see how they worked, and to see if I could rebuild it again.
If you come to think about it that library basically raised me…
It taught me almost everything I know today.
The other kids knew I started hanging out in here but since they
only saw me at meals they didn’t think of me much.
Out of sight, out of mind right?
That doesn’t mean their cruelty ended, it just meant
I had a home inside of a prison they called my home.
These books were the brothers and sisters I never had.
One day Brucie and Bardol held me down broke my glasses.
it got me so angry I put laxatives in their cupcakes.
They found out it was me and beat me up again.
The beatings weren’t that bad, I could handle them;
but one day they did the un-thinkable.
They lit the library on fire and if that wasn’t enough I was blamed for it.
If the hell I lived in wasn’t bad before it got much worse
and this time I didn’t have a library to hide in.
One night when everyone went to sleep I decided
I was going to make a run for it and escape.
I broke open the fire alarm and rigged it to ring in fifteen minutes
and I crept back into my bed and waited.
Once everyone was panicking and exiting as fast as they could I
snuck into my ‘mom’s’ room and looked through the drawers.
I found a purse and I grabbed all of the money I could find and left with it.
When emergency services arrived and everyone was distracted,
I made my way away from their direction of sight.
I was finally free and I never looked back.
It’s only been a few years but I’ve changed a lot since the kid I was back then but we will get back to that later.
let’s get back to the present me.
I live on my own, in a house I own, and I make my own rules.
Life couldn’t get better.
How did a kid get enough money to buy a house?
I learned a few things about banking…
Well how to hack into accounts.
I've never added more than I need in case I was red-flagged.
Once I bought the house I installed the finest security
and technical gear money could buy.
When the installation would happen,
I'd simply pretend my ‘parents’ were at work.
I made credit cards and I.D for both my imaginal parents
and it helped me get over the questions adults would have.
It also helped me enroll in school.
The person who runs my house is a simulated intelligence named Milo and he controls almost every aspect of my house.
Marvin was supposed to be a body for Milo but I wasn’t able to
successfully transfer his consciousness into it yet.
So we started creating a sidekick for Milo;
someone he can ask to do physical tasks.
The morning of the incident, I woke unlike any other day,
eager to present my newest invention at the science fair.
I thought it was going to be the day in which I finally became visible to the
class instead of just a scapegoat for aggression from the bullies.
I designed a helmet that when worn would give the wearer the ability to see into a virtual world I created, but again we’ll get to that later.
I didn’t get to present it because of Robert.
He saw me in the bathroom while I was testing it out
and he punched me in the stomach.
I was out of breath and I didn’t know why so I took the helmet off.
I designed it with the toughest material I knew of so I knew it wouldn’t break.
When I saw Robert and three of his goons laughing it made me furious.
I wanted to fight them and honestly I’ve never been that mad before.
I wished I had superpowers right then because
there was four of them and they were stronger than me.
When I looked closer I couldn’t believe I saw Stewie with them.
He was a friend of mine…
Well he was always nice to me anyways but I guess not anymore.
They rushed me and threw me into a stall and dunked my head in the water.
It was disgusting.
When I emerged from the water they slapped me a few times,
it’s better than a punch but definitely more degrading.
They continued to dunk me in the water
and sometimes it felt like I was going to drown,
I begged them to stop but they continued.
I got really angry and stomped one of their feet and elbowed another.
I managed to make them take a few steps back
and I stood up and faced them.
What happened next, happened so fast, that I could barely
comprehend what exactly transpired.
Two of them ran at me and the other two towards the helmet.
As they tackled me down I was fearing for my helmets
safety more than my own.
I closed my eyes as I hit the ground and a giant explosion
erupted throughout the room.
I don’t know if it was the helmet or a missile
sent into the room but it blew it apart.
There was a hole in the ceiling and most of the room was just rubble now. Robert and one of his goons were laying on top me motionless.
They meant to do me harm but ended up working as a
shield protecting me from the blast.
I got up and didn’t see my helmet anywhere so I ran in complete disbelief. When I was leaving I saw Robert fidgeting and the other two starting to get up. At least they weren't dead.
When I was creeping through the hall I heard a scream come from the bathroom and another bang but this one was much quieter like
something fell over or something.
Robert came running out and I thought it was to attack me.
I cowered down but it was like he didn’t even see me he ran right past.
I entered the classroom and it was evident they all heard or felt
the explosion because they were scared.
I told them I didn’t know what happened and I meant it
because I kinda didn’t at the time.
That was until I sat down and the teacher was inspecting me for wounds.
I heard the door open again and it was Stewie.
I’m guessing he couldn’t speak because
he just pointed at me and grunted.
I was scared because he was pretty hurt and he looked angry.
He ran towards me and that’s when another loud crashed happened
Marvin had came crashing into the room.
He stood in front of Stewie and he peed his pants.
I knew who he was but to the class it was just a random robot.
I did design him with pretty realistic features
so it was hard to tell unless you’re up close.
To some of them he looked like a suerhero.
He was wearing the helmet which made me even more curious.
Luckily I didn't get to present the helmet or the class would have
known I had a connection to Marvin.
Unfortunately when he entered it was from the ceiling and he came crashing
in hard colliding with the ground and causing a lot of damage.
It was tragic to see how many innocent people were harmed.
Before anyone could comprehend what was happening he grabbed
Stewie and jumped out the window.
They fell three floors and collided with the earth like meteors.
Marvin survived the fall with literally no damage but Stewie did not.
When the four of us that survived walked over to the window,
we looked down and saw Marvin get up and look at us back.
We all had the same look of curiosity and surprise on our faces
but mine was of a completely different context.
I knew who this was but at the same time I didn’t.
There were people all around him within seconds and they tried to subdue him but there was no way they were making him budge, he was too strong.
He waved at us and lifted off the ground, the three or four
people holding onto him let go before he got too high.
He took off like a jet plane until he was a speck in the sky.
Marvin was free and I didn’t even understand how.
I didn't design him to fly.
I needed to get home and talk to Milo right away
maybe he knew something about this.
When the four of us were walking downstairs they were asking me many questions but I could barely hear them I was lost in my own thoughts.
My brain was going crazy trying to come up with a solution
to why Marvin can make his own decisions.
He was programmed to obey orders not create them.
The two classmates that were lucky enough to survive the incident
ran out the front door almost instantly as it was in view.
My teacher held me back for a second and
let them leave before saying to me.
“I know you don’t want to explain what might've happened but outside there's going to be a lot of people whom you might need to talk to.
They're going to ask you a lot and I advise you tell them everything
you know or it might look bad on you”.
I took her advice and started wondering what I was going to say
and just like she said outside were emergency crews and police everywhere.
How is it that this many people were here so quickly? It was crazy.
I entered the ambulance and played down wondering what I was
going to say because I knew the questioning was coming.
I fell asleep and awoke in the hospital and there was a man
in a dark suit sitting in a chair next to me.
“Take a second boy… Catch your breath. Relax.
I’m not going anywhere anytime soon”
"Do you have any information about that thing that attacked your school?"
What was I going to say to him?
I didn’t know but I had to think quick.