These are personal essays from my collection loosely related to The Mechanism Transcript. Most are research material for the story. Others are random subjects I have obsessed over during bouts of mania. Nevertheless, it is all connected in some way, shape, or form. They span a wide range of topics of both personal and academic interests. Some are short and snappy pieces, others long deep scientific behemoths (I look at you Deliriants) approaching the length of a book. As always with my work, reader discretion is advised. Much rejoice!