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Not a promise, not an oath, or a malediction or a curse,” I said, sounding calm, probably inaudible in the midst of Tagg’s screaming. “Inevitable. Wasn’t that how she put it? I told them. Warned them.”

"So you see, Amy, I am very deliberately suppressing my real feelings and reactions to this mission. Because if I showed how I was really feeling... well, that would be pretty scary." Lindy said. She was still smiling. That just made it worse.
Infinity Chapter 17

Diary entry #844:
It has become apparent that we are demons now.
Zukamimotu's untitled response to a writing prompt

(in a burning room)
"This is fine. I'm okay with the events that are unfolding currently."
(sips from mug, arm melts)
"That's okay, things are going to be okay."
(melts completely)

You may find this curious: here, he's resting on the examining table. Pulse 72. Here, he grabs the nurse's head and pulls her down on him. Here, he is subdued by the attendant. He didn't resist, by the way, though the attendant dislocated his shoulder. Do you notice the strange thing? His pulse never got over 85. Even when he tore out her tongue.
Dr Chilton studying Hannibal Lecter's latest assault, Red Dragon

I only brushed up against note  a Nephandus once. It was in the middle of the Virtual Web, in one of the most densely trafficked zones in the whole damn place, and this ugly, nasty icon swept in, fixed right in the middle of the place like a spider and - I swear with the Computer as my witness - just started to drink up the fabric of the whole goddamn world. That wasn't the scary part. The scary part was the little unassuming surfer that was perched almost invisibly under a cluster of shifting frames right off the main thoroughfare. The whole time there was an absolute panic in the Net, he just stood there. I moved by close enough to hear him humming something while he watched. It was a children's song, just that. And then he smiled at me. I ran. Ran, logged out, shut down my system, and didn't login to the Net for a month, solid.
I still hear him humming in my nightmares.
Mage: The Ascension - Convention Book: Iteration X (revised)

Mr. Murphy: You must be the Brulees.
Mr. Brulee: And you must be nuts! How can you be so calm? We are driving down a rampaging river carrying a dinosaur made of ham!
Mr. Murphy: And isn't it a great day for it?
Colton: I'm Colton, the fiance. Welcome to Thornton Hall.
Dan: (imitating Colton) My fiancée is missing. I'm in a great mood. Does this raise any red flags?
Ennesby: I can see why Urtheep Industries doesn't want you running around loose.
Tenzy: Eventually, they'll come after me.
Ennesby: You're using the happy voice when you say that, and it's creeping me out.
"I'm going to kill you, Marco," Jake said in a weirdly calm voice. "If I survive, I am gonna kill you."
Animorphs - Megamorphs #1

What do Modulons sound like? Modulons are designed to speak in a soothing, friendly voice and tone. The specifics depend on the GM’s acting abilities and preferences, but it’s a good idea to have a consistent voice for Modulons. Even after the Modulons begin their war on humanity, they continue to speak in the same friendly, soothing tone, though it might be more unsettling than soothing when they say things like “death to the human oppressors.”
—"The Modular Menace - Apocalypse," The End of the World: Revolt Of The Machines


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