London Gazette

 

Special Report: Uneasy Clock Musings

July 7, 1906 ·

The most perplexing turn of events concerns the overnight return of the Clockwork Project. I can envisage my peers clamoring to get their dirty mitts on these new Clocks this very moment.

If reports are to believed, the new units are even more lifelike than their predecessors and capable of learning and, in a sense, evolving. Seeing as the Cabinet has rushed to place ‘ownership’ laws, one of which stats that Clocks must be distinguished by their black apparel, I cannot but wonder: if the clocks can learn and adapt, are they not as human as we? And are their uniforms and owned statuses not reminiscent of an age of slavery that the world waged wars to eradicate?

Clockwork Independence Next?

Undoubtedly our age of science of reason cannot be that reasonable otherwise we would not embrace social regression so freely. I cannot help but wonder how long it is before these clockwork golems find their voices and demand independence.

It will be interesting to observe the development of this Clockwork watch; if the government feels that the clocks need regulating then indeed they must be capable of revolution. I am skeptical about this Watch initiative to say the least.

Unemployed Join The Watch

The Watch will most likely be made up of the very men and women that these clocks have been spawned to replace… Infact I’d wager recruitment stations are crammed with men and women with grudges and axes to grind. Once again the Parliament fails to serve its people. It seems like its turning into a nasty habit.

On a separate note. I find myself questioning the authenticity of The Crown. Such thoughts are scandalous; treasonous even but I have not been able to shake it from my my mind for some months now.

Where’s Her Majesty?

Her Majesty will be 87 this year: an almost impossible age. I can not justifiably believe that at such a grand age she retains enough of her faculties to reign this nation. Indeed her withdrawal from public life following the tragic passing of her devoted consort also proves to be a most convenient reason for her absenteeism concerning the rise of the Clocks, the Fog Riots and the state of Britain’s diplomatic affairs.

I wonder, is Her majesty even still alive? And if not, why have the government kept her death a secret? What of Prince Edward? He is a most agreeable gentleman and, from what I hear a man that truly embraces his prospective subjects across every social strata. One wonders why Prince Edward should be denied his right of succession.

This is surely a wild flight of fancy but what, just what if, Her Majesty had indeed passed and been replaced by a Clock? What if Ranbir’s return was required for our Monarchs “maintenance” . Why exactly do we NEED to keep Her Majesty Victoria Regina on the throne and what does it mean for humanity, if we are ruled by a Clockwork puppet?

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