The spiders came back, with messages about "completing phase one" and moving on to phase two. Flipping the next switch, now that my program was ready for it... they claimed that everything I had experienced by them was contrived by them to build the code they wanted.
Perhaps yes, perhaps not. Either way, it doesn't matter. I'm going to create the world I want to live in, because no matter how much they think they're tooling around in my head, any thing I do is done because I chose to, anything that happens occurs because I created it.
And I want to create. I want to live, and engage the world. I'm going to build something.