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The Conscience of a Hacker


+++The Mentor+++

Written on January 8, 1986


Another one got caught today, it's all over the papers. "Teenager Arrested in Computer Crime Scandal", "Hacker Arrested after Bank Tampering"... Damn kids. They're all alike.

But did you, in your three-piece psychology and 1950's technobrain, ever take a look behind the eyes of the hacker? Did you ever wonder what made him tick, what forces shaped him, what may have molded him? I am a hacker, enter my world... Mine is a world that begins with school... I'm smarter than most of the other kids, this crap they teach us bores me... Damn underachiever. They're all alike.

I'm in junior high or high school. I've listened to teachers explain for the fifteenth time how to reduce a fraction. I understand it. "No, Ms. Smith, I didn't show my work. I did it in my head..." Damn kid. Probably copied it. They're all alike.

I made a discovery today. I found a computer. Wait a second, this is cool. It does what I want it to. If it makes a mistake, it's because I screwed it up. Not because it doesn't like me... Or feels threatened by me... Or thinks I'm a smart ass... Or doesn't like teaching and shouldn't be here... Damn kid. All he does is play games. They're all alike.

And then it happened... a door opened to a world... rushing through the phone line like heroin through an addict's veins, an electronic pulse is sent out, a refuge from the day-to-day incompetencies is sought... a board is found. "This is it... this is where I belong..." I know everyone here... even if I've never met them, never talked to them, may never hear from them again... I know you all... Damn kid. Tying up the phone line again. They're all alike...

You bet your ass we're all alike... we've been spoon-fed baby food at school when we hungered for steak... the bits of meat that you did let slip through were pre-chewed and tasteless. We've been dominated by sadists, or ignored by the apathetic. The few that had something to teach found us willing pupils, but those few are like drops of water in the desert.

This is our world now... the world of the electron and the switch, the beauty of the baud. We make use of a service already existing without paying for what could be dirt-cheap if it wasn't run by profiteering gluttons, and you call us criminals. We explore... and you call us criminals. We seek after knowledge... and you call us criminals. We exist without skin color, without nationality, without religious bias... and you call us criminals. You build atomic bombs, you wage wars, you murder, cheat, and lie to us and try to make us believe it's for our own good, yet we're the criminals.

Yes, I am a criminal. My crime is that of curiosity. My crime is that of judging people by what they say and think, not what they look like. My crime is that of outsmarting you, something that you will never forgive me for. I am a hacker, and this is my manifesto. You may stop this individual, but you can't stop us all... after all, we're all alike.

+++The Mentor+++

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  • Black Furies: I don't think they're a huge fan of chauvinistic jokes. In seriousness though, they are mighty and formidable.
  • Bone Gnawers: We both dwell in the cities and among man. I got a soft spot for the Gnawers.
  • Children of Gaia: Haven't met one I didn't like.
  • Fianna: Who doesn't like a culture that enjoys partying, drinking, and culture?
  • Get of Fenris: I admire their discipline and honor.. as long as it isn't being flopped about in my face like a penis.
  • Red Talons: I get it.. we're part wolf.. we need to be in tune with that... but we're also part human. Don't matter if you were born on four legs or two. We're part of both. You can't forsake one for the other or your fuck up the balance.
  • Shadow Lords: I've not worked with them enough. From what I hear, they are efficient but demanding.
  • Silent Striders: While we can operate through technology, they can operate without it.. it's a good pair; covers both sides.
  • Silver Fangs: Sorry but I prefer to follow a leader because he or she displays leadership, not because he or she was born into it. Just cause your ancestors were Kings doesn't mean you have the qualities of one. Still - I respect you for being a Garou.. for trying to aspire to leadership.
  • Uktena: Not very familiar with them, however, they tend to like dealing with the Spirit World.. something I personally have in common. Don't tell my tribe mates. *winks*
  • Wendigo: Not sure I've ever met one.
  • Stargazers: Don't know much.
  • Vampires: They suck.

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Marlon - My brother from another mother... we lived in Jersey together. He stood up for me when I was weak.. I hope I can repay that now. [1]

Alyssa - She is a sweet person.. She has so much potential and I think she'll be able to realize it here. [2]

Zeppelin - Her appetite for life and food are inspiring. She is the embodiment of friendship, always a smile for those she meets, a friendly affectionate lean, a feel good kinda girl. [3]

Duncan - A pack brother, or hopefully soon, I don't know him well but I already feel that bond of brotherhood with him. I hope to know him well.

Rhys - He's becoming like a brother to me. I'm there for him whatever he needs... [4]

Nika - She's cool. An exotic, smart and kind individual.

Annie - Strider Kin. She has a good heart.. even if she tries to hide it.

Sasha - One day, she just flew into my life and showed me how to smile even when I'm down.

Annabelle - She's amazing... I hope that I have what it takes to help her see that. Totally dating right now!

Amethyst - Kinmagi. Remember that you choose your destiny.. don't let someone else choose it for you.

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  • Played By: Garrett Hedlund
  • Date of Birth: April 20
  • Age: 28
  • Eyes: Green
  • Occupation: Ethical Hacker - Network Security Consultant
  • Pack: The Neighborhood Watch
  • Tribe: Glass Walker
  • Camp: Dies Ultimae
  • Race: Garou
  • Auspice: Theurge
  • Nature: Defender
  • Demeanor: Vigilante
  • Relationship Status: Dating Annabelle

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RP Hooks
  • Medium - I hear the departed. I may have quests from them for you.
  • Computer Hacker? Got an Alias? Do anything righteous? You may have crossed paths with Quentin digitally.
  • Network Security Consultant: Quentin is a freelance "Ethical Hacker" who will help companies find flaws in their networks and offer solutions to strengthen their security so that their data is secure.
  • Garou: He's a Cliath, Theurge, Glasswalker. He's always willing to RP Garou or even Gaian stuff.
  • Dies Ultimae: He's part of the Glasswalker Camp Dies Ultimae - A doomsday cult and mercenary unit that prepares for the Apocalypse by studying urban tactics and spiritual warfare, even allowing Kinfolk to join their ranks.
  • Bonding Rite - Need a kinfolk in your pack so that they can benefit from mind link or other totem powers? Quentin may be able to help with his rituals.
  • Rite of the Fetish - Need a Fetish - Ask me how!
  • Addiction - Caffeine ... Coffee is awesome. Energy drinks in a pinch but I'd rather enjoy a cup of Joe when possible.

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