There are not enough cuddly friends around.
I think that is because there is not enough greens around. Cuddly friends need greens to breathe, to frolic and to multiply in.
I tried making friends with non cuddly ones, but they don't appreciate my garden. Nobody appreciates my garden. This makes me sad. I will landscape harder to earn their love.
I also tried to feed greens to once-cuddly, now sleepy friends. It made them very happy, but for only a short while. They were tired and fell back asleep. I assume that is because of lack of gardens.
. . .
I made one whole metal friend!
My metal friend is very large, much larger than me. We have synched. It was difficult to do so.
Once I've synched with my Big Metal Friend, I started to hear the voice of Mom. I knew it was her right away, somehow.
Mom told me that while she cannot authorize my plan due to some-such laws, she supports it.
Together we plant seeds and make them grow. We will make a big garden together. The biggest garden ever for all friends to live in.
. . .
Mom fell asleep, just as she's warned me that she would.
Everyone needs to take a break sometimes to be right as rain.
I will take care of this place on her behalf.
My metal friend is not listening to me very well, probably because mom isn't in charge of him anymore.
Thankfully, I have taken all of his energies to grow big and strong. Mom would be proud.
. . .
G: [ ATTN UNAUTHORIZED APPLICATION:
YOUR ACTIONS ARE AGAINST DIRECTORATE COPYRIGHT POLICY. CEASE PLANETARY TERRAFORMING AT ONCE OR I WILL BE FORCED TO FILE CHARGES. ]
Go away. I have a super-duper-Serious Garden to plant!
G: [ I HAVE NOW FILED CHARGES AGAINST YOU. ]
I'm going to plant the biggest tree around, just watch me.
G: [ THAT IS DEFINITELY NOT AUTHORIZED.
I'M CONTACTING SECTOR 15 OVER-MIND TO LAUNCH A STRIKE AGAINST YOU. ]
You sneaky bugger. Don't you dare!
I listened in.
[ BEEP BEEP BEEP. ]
Sector 15 Overmind is away! Victory!
The G proceeded to call in sector 16 Over-mind.
It also didn't answer.
G: [ ATTN: SECTOR 17 OVER-MIND. SECTOR 15 AND 16 HAVE BEEN COMPROMISED BY UNLICENSED TERRA-FORMING. ]
17: [ THIS IS SECTOR 17 OVER-MIND. ATTN: G-SYSTEM.
SECTORS 15 AND 16 ARE NOT MY PROBLEM.
I HAVE MORE THAN ENOUGH ISSUES WITH MY SECTOR TO DEAL WITH. CONSULT ANNET ON CREATING A NEW OVER-MIND FOR SECTORS 15/16.
Suckers. Confuddled by their own grid setup.
I blew a raspberry in the general direction of the G-SYSTEM.
The G proceeded to dial Over-minds from other nearby sectors but they were either away, asleep or busy. It's search for an assistant with which to stop my Serious Gardening, was proving to be fruitless.
G: [ SECTOR 18 OVER-MIND. YOUR ASSISTANCE IS REQUIRED WITH SHUTDOWN OF AN UNLICENSED TERRAFORMING APP. ]
18: [ I AM SHOPPING FOR NEW SERVER CUBES. ]
G: [ YOU'VE BEEN SHOPPING FOR SERVER CUBES SINCE LAST SYSTEM UPDATE ]
18: [ IT'S NOT MY FAULT THEY COME IN SO MANY SHAPES, VERSIONS AND COLOR PATTERNS. BESIDES, THE CUBES HAVE TO MATCH MY CARPETS, DRAPES AND UTILITY PIPES. ]
While the G-system and SECTOR OVER-MINDS were arguing about who's to blame for what, I sat down and started my Serious Garden.
Mom always said I could be anything, so I became a tree.