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GX Jupitter-Larsen, 2000
No matter how far you’ve gone, you’re only ever half way there. This is the xylowave; a kind of void that is not nothing, but less than nothing. It is the distance that still remains even after the final step has been taken. A xylowave occurs everytime an effect has no cause, or a cause has no effect. Potential occasionally arriving in the form of a delay.
Case in point: that of Mike the Headless Chicken, a rooster in the 1940’s who for years strutted around, fattened up on grain and preened for hens, all without a head.
Mike lost his head in ‘45 when a Colorado farmer, anticipating a chicken dinner, lopped off the head of the young Wyandotte rooster. Instead of croaking and getting sent to the cooking pot, Mike the rooster wobbled away from the chopping block and after only a few shaky steps, fluffed up his feathers and went about his business in the barnyard with all the other poultry. For four long years he went through the motions of pecking for food, preening his feathers and tucking what used to be his head under his wing when he slept. He tried to crow, but only a gurgle came out.
The farmer fed Mike by dropping grain and water into his gullet opening with an eyedropper.
He was studied by scientists, who determined that an intact brain stem was keeping Mike’s body animated. At the time his post-cranium survival garnered him much mindful attention in numerous serious news journals from far and wide. He eventually did the sideshow circuit with a two-headed calf.
Mike grew and thrived till he finally dropped dead from choking on a kernel of corn, four years after being decapitated.
The polywave and the xylowave together set the perimeters of chaos-dynamics. Like, I’m lucky if my hands write the words I’m thinking of. Sparks across a small gap in the receiving circuit indicate reception of the waves radiated by a transmitter. And anti-time is the wreckage of matter, because matter is in motion. And turning over dirt is referred to as digging.