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Waiting – by Mind in a Box

The story


For their first three albums, a few of the Austrian electronica act Mind in a Box's songs feature monologues, snippets of audio logs and conversations that combine to tell a story that spans the albums. Together, they form a mysterious epic that draws on science fiction, fantasy and noir fiction. I've chosen to illustrate this nameless story in a serie of pictures, one for each of the eight songs in the story.

Chapter 1: Lost Alone



Waiting: This is a series of phone calls, in which Mr. Black talks to his superior White about a man who he has attached a trace to. Black is spying on Him. The man is concerned about a woman and is trying to get into contact with Her. Just before he is able to get a hold of the woman, Black calls his contact and agrees to take some sort of action against Him that will leave Him unable to escape and not interrupt the trace.


it's me.
everything went fine.
we attached the trace and he doesn't suspect a thing.
he's so blind, he will never know.
...
not yet. but we will know very soon now.
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alright. I'll let you know immediately.

he is looking for her.
we thought he doesn't know, but now he seems
really desperate to find her.
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no! I think we should take him out now!
...
alright. I'll get back to the trace.

it's me.
everything is fine.
he's still looking, but he seems to know less than we thought.
...
yes, that's the problem.
but I don't think he'll be able to do that.
...
fine. later.

he has found her! he's not yet there but he will be very soon.
we have to get everything ready.
...
yes.
she is unable to recognize him, but that won't make a difference for long.
but it won't matter anyway if everything goes as planned.
...
alright, I'll do that. he won't be able to escape,
and we still have the trace in place.
...
yes. I'm sure.
later.



Hear the song here:
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The cast



Black: Black is the point of view that the story is told from. It's unknown what his motives are and until Crossroads even his name was a mystery. He is working for White, doing mostly surveillance. He seems to be some sort of a government or corporate agent, with little qualms about killing.

White: White is Black's direct supervisor. White is the only member of the story who has been named. While he had been assuming a sort of controller role in Lost Alone, he makes a physical appearance in Reflections, making it clear that White is comfortable with field work.

Him: The unnamed man, who is the target of investigation in Lost Alone, is only referred to by male pronouns. It is implied that he is some sort of a hacker, possibly even a decker or cyber-cowboy. At the end of Lost Alone his body is dead, although it is strongly believed that his mind still lives and he has transferred his consciousness into the Internet.

Her: The unnamed woman, who is the target of investigation in Dreamweb, is only referred to by female pronouns. She seems to have had some sort of relationship with Him. It is revealed that she "knows how to get there", suggesting that she knows what happened to Him and how to replicate it. At the end of Dreamweb, she has escaped surveillance and has triggered something in The Speaker's mind.

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3D items from DAZ and Renderocity
Stock for texture on Black's trenchcoat courtecy of :icondiza-74:
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Teddy-Cube Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Thanks dear! :iconfurrynuzzleplz:
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Teddy-Cube Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
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WhiteBook Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
cool :heart:
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thanks my friend :iconlotsofheartsplz:
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SpartanNinja Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Seems like a great idea, keep it up!
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Thanks my friend :iconannzie1991:
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SpartanNinja Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
:hug:
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Thanks dear :iconglompage:
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Thaloanthe Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Awesome, dear!
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Thanks my friend :iconlovelyplz:
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Thaloanthe Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Welcome!
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Patrick2011 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
fantastic work my friend:la::dance:
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Thanks dear Patrick :tighthug:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Great image that compliments the song well Hera. Nice work !!
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Thanks my friend! Love your party animal avatar by the way :iconlovepowerplz:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012   Digital Artist
Lol thanks sweety :party::iconchampagneplz:
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Heavy-Fantasy Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Nu hade hallicken nere i skumraskkvarteren bekymmer. I telefon hördes ännu en gång en hotfull röst. Öhhh, alltså ska´ru släppa älvbrutttan du...... Öhhh Knogjärn, vadå stall alltså? Förvarar han älvan i ett stall? Nä, gör han? Då skall han dunkas alltså. Jaa, alltså älvbruttan skall överlämnas till oss alltså, annars blir du dunkad. Hon är inte din leksak, fattar´ru?

Annars?

Annars? Vadå annars? Du blir dunkad!

Klick.

Du Knogjärn. Typen la på alltså. Ska vi dunka honom nu?

Fanken. När han vart erbjuden den välsvarvade älvan från Halmstad och tvingade henne ingå i hans stall verkade allt vara för bra för att vara sant. Han drog in mycket stålar på henne. Men orcer är inte att leka med och hallicken fattade att dessa dumskallar aldrig skulle klara av att spåra henne till honom, så det måste finnas en hjärna bakom hotet. Troligen en älva. Och han som gett henne lättare med stryk då hon inte ville ta några kunder.
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Ja, inte 17 jäklas man med älvorna och deras orckompisar. Många har gjort det misstaget och slutat sina dagar med en ståplats i Nybroviken. Knogjärn kanske är ganska korkad, även med orcmått (han kan inte ens läsa sej till bea) men han är en jäkel på att dunka och att städa upp efter sej så att inte :police: kommer honom på spåret. (Å andra sidan är ju det där inte så jättesvårt....)
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Heavy-Fantasy Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Nej men som du säger, han är så bra på att sopa igen spåren efter sig som en orc kan vara, om det nu säger något egentligen. Hallicken då, jo han såg till att livvakten följde honom vart han än gick för att håva in stålarna från sitt stall. Störtlöjligt, livvakterna skulle kanske hålla i trettio sekunder vid ett slagsmål. :threaten:

Nere vid 52:a gatan stod älvan de sökte, bevakad utav en av hallickens underhuggare så att hon inte kunde smita. Inte långt därifrån finns två orcer med spikklubbor redo. Dunkarfingret rycker! :D
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Javisst, det drog ihop sej till en spännande afton. Beatrice som bodde i en lägenhet i närheten med juste utsikt hade fixat :popcorn: och ett glas rött, hoppat upp i fönstersmygen och väntade på att underhållningen skulle börja. Slog TV's matlagningsprogram med hästlängder!
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Heavy-Fantasy Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Det kunde ha blivit riktig bra underhållning. Synd bara att orcerna vart distraherade av amerikanska våfflor dränkta i sirap med jordgubbssylt, allt svept med rikliga mängder Cola. Hälsokost alltså, enligt en orc. Så senare under dagen fick de båda lejda orcerna en rejäl utskällning via mobilen. De kan aldrig riktigt fatta varför älvor är så stressade. Det finns alltid tid för att dunka senare men vart hade älvbruttan och hallicken tagit vägen nu då? :confused: = orc
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Äh, dom är borta, sa orc2. Förresten är det väl lunchdags snart, jag tyckte jag såg ett steakhouse där om hörnet. Skit i surälvirna nu så går vi och käkar.
Bra idé, sa orc1. Man tänker alltid bättre med mat i magen och då kan vi nog hitta domdärna vi skulle dunka.
Eller så dunkar vi några andra, sa orc2. Så har vi i alla fall gjort nån nytta innan middagsdags.

Orc1 vart klart impad av orc2's filosofi. Smart kille det där, tänkte han.
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Heavy-Fantasy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Ack ja orcer spårar ur så lätt. Fast deras uppdragsgivare är sur och sur älva är lika med noll spänn i pröjs. Det betyder ingen Bea, fläsklägg och annat orc godis. No pröjs, orc fatta? :D

Fast de skulle nog hitta hallicken på ett eller annat sätt. De klär sig ju så konstigt i skrikiga färger enligt 70-tal. Orc dunka!
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Ja, dom råkade visst dunka några gröna vågen flummar som satt och spelade i en ek på vägen. Dvs orc1 skakade på eken och orc2 dunkade. Snyggt sammarbete. Synd att det var fel typer som dunkades IGEN!
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crilleb50 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fint jobb med både bild och text
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Tack vännen! :iconiloveit-plz:
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CindysArt Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Helt underbart bra!! :clap:
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Tack Cindy! :iconkissmeeplz:
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Luddox Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Så du är tillbaka i noirlandet? Ja, antar att det är lite svårt att hålla sej ifrån. Spännande historia det verkar vara!
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Ja, jag älskar den där settingen. Och nu blir det en hel historia. Stanna kvar, det kommer mera :) :iconkissmeeplz:
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Luddox Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Ja, kul kul! Ser fram emot
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
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Luddox Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Happy new year :iconsparklingpinkloveplz:
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
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erene Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Great image and a great song!
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Thanks dear Erene! :iconlovenodplz:
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fraterchaos Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cool!
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Thanks my friend :iconemotionkingdom:
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fraterchaos Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
always very welcome Hera :)
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KPEKEP Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
I can say that he has a very stylish quilted coat .
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Thanks pal! :iconlovesplz:
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j3ff3rson Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
So nice work :clap:
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Thanks my friend! :iconinluvplz:
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cosmicwind Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Handsome!
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Thanks dear! :iconlovemoteplz:
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