Log in

No account? Create an account
05 November 2009 @ 04:15 pm
Machines Of Freedom: Header Post  

"Men have dreamed of liberating machines. But there are no machines of freedom, by definition."
-Michel Foucault: Space, Power, Knowledge

Title: Machines of Freedom
Author: Amal Nahurriyeh (amalnahurriyeh, amalnahurriyeh@gmail.com)
Illustrator: Scooly (scooly42, welost9minutes)
Summary: The end of the world is coming. And they're doing everything in their power to stop it.
Pairing: On the gen/MSR border, with mentions of slash pairings.
Rating: R (non-explicit sex, language, adult subjects)
Warnings: None for major triggers, but includes some descriptions of violence (in a R-rated movie kind of way). There are also people under the age of 15 in this story; be forewarned.
Timeline/Spoilers: Post-IWTB, seasons 8 & 9 compatible; exists in my post-IWTB universe, which also includes Whiteboard, The Keeping of Secrets, and Five Times Mosley Drummy Wishes He Never Met Fox Mulder, but not necessary to have read those first.

Written for xf_bigbang 2009.

Amal says, "I want to thank idella, my trusty beta, for falling as in love with this story as I did over the past four months, for helping me keep it on track, and for convincing me Consortium is a proper noun; Aloysia Virgata, who did an late-stage second reading that was very helpful, and also for permanently changing the way I think of the word "swipe" in the context of the X-Files; and for sixpences and scullyseviltwin, for helping to make up for my lack of knowledge about sports with bats in them. Also Scooly, to whom I have proposed marriage no fewer than four times over the course of this collaboration."

Scooly would just like to say that this was the coolest fandom project she has taken part in so far.

There are three ways to read Machines of Freedom. First, it can be downloaded as a PDF, with both text and illustrations. To do so, click on the image below.

Second, if you've got a slow connection and want to minimize bandwidth, etc, you can download Amal's text as an RTF file here, and check out Scooly's illustrations separately, here.

Finally, the text is posted as as 12 separate posts on Amal's Livejournal, with thumbnails of and links to Scooly's illustrations.

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12

Author's Notes
Illustrator's Notes (at welost9minutes)

Machines of Freedom: The Soundtrack
enj412 on November 17th, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
Problem with pdf copy of story
Hi there. I sent my compliments on this magnificent story to your email. I just wanted to post here that I noticed an issue with the PDF version of the story. On page 107 of the PDF, the right side is missing. I can only see the left side of page 107. I think I missed some crucial action there, but the story still made sense. Still thoroughly loved it, but wanted to point this out in hopes that it can be fixed. Thanks so much for this awesome story. If you do fix it, can you send it to me? Email is erinw210@yahoo.com
Amal Nahurriyeh: mof: omgship!amalnahurriyeh on November 21st, 2009 02:06 am (UTC)
Re: Problem with pdf copy of story
Thanks for posting this publicly, so others can see it. I'm going to be fixing the link, to a new copy of the PDF, but if anyone sees this and wants to email me for a new copy, they totally should; just drop me a line at amalnahurriyeh at gmail dot com.