5 Point Five
by Maia Koliopoulos

0:00: Here.
0:06: Why "last"?
0:23: Motor actuates. 
0:33: Smile creeps, rapid initiation.
0:44: Muscles struggle free. Tongues wrapping, eyes stimulating, senses feathering, engines screaming.
0:49: Crystals liquid.
0:57: Arms waving.
1:00: Wrist pronating.
1:05: Teeth crashing.
1:08: Sustainable?
1:09: Shifting down.
1:13: Time marks.
1:20: Dials, meters charge, flee.
1:23: Desert glints fast metal.
1:33: Evangel.
1:40: “Enemy AC, Oracle, detected.”
1:50: Orbit clocks.
1:52: “TAKE HIM DOWN, RAVEN!”.
1:54: Voltage worms, language heats. Capacity gaining, resistance pushing, dust igniting.
2:00: Hard rounds close distance.
2:01: Soft range folds back.
2:16: “Right arm, destroyed.”
2:20: No claw, bone limit.
2:22: Servos line.
2:27: Thumbs reel.
2:32: Radius halves.
2:39: Joints grind.
2:43: Locks turn.
2:54: Circles catch.
2:55: Inhale
2:55.5: Six
2:56: No space. Percussion uniform, contours familiar, screens sticking, eyes dragging, borders slicing.
2:57: Not sustainable.
2:58: Engines fit.
3:00 “Leg parts, damaged.”
3:10: Cracks cannon. 
3:20: “AP at 30%”
3:20.5: AP at 15%. Slow vestige. 
3:30: Lights weep.
3:33: Airs burn.
3:36: Fears fly.
3:39: “Enemy core part, damaged.”
3:43: Hits off.
3:40: “Head part, destroyed.”
3:42: Flashes out.
3:45: “You really are-”
3:45.5: Night in.
3:45.6: Halt.
3:46: “Nice work, raven.” ◒

 

Maia Koliopoulos is a trans woman on the spectrum who studies fungi and classical languages. She likes listening, reading, and accelerating.