California Times

Exclusive Interview with Jenna Fox

We recently had the chance to talk with a miraculous girl made of BioGel, Jenna Fox. She is over two hundred and sixty years old, and is finally ready to share her story.

CT: How long were you in a coma?

Jenna Fox: I was told I was in a coma for a year.

CT: Do you have any memories from your life before the accident?

I only have a few memories, like the time of my baptism when I was two months old.

CT: How did you meet Mr. Bender, and who is he?

Jenna Fox: I met Mr. Bender when I walked into his yard. He is an environmental artist who makes art out of objects found in nature. He was the one who let me use his Netbook to look up the article about Kara and Locke. Later I found out he was actually Edward, one of my father's friends.

CT: Why did you want to go to school? And what did you do at school?

Jenna Fox: I felt that I should finish school, since I didn't graduate the year I was in a coma. At first my mother objected, but Lily soon convinced her. On my first day at school, I met Allys, Gabriel, Dane, and Ethan. They all had their own reasons for going to this charter school. The tension eased between us, and we became fast friends, except for Dane. At our school, each student leads a subject, and our teacher Rae, fills in the holes. It is focused on emphasizing the importance of the ecosystem.

CT: How did you find out that you were made of BioGel?

Jenna Fox: When I was searching for the computers that my parents hid from me, I accidentally cut myself. The cut in my skin was so deep that I could see the BioGel and plastic bones that laid beneath. Afterwards, I forced my parents to tell me everything about what happened after the accident.

CT: How did you react when your parents revealed that you had a shelf life?

Jenna Fox: I was shocked, and outraged. I was told I had a life span between two and two hundred years! Could it get any worse? If I stayed in California, I would be able to live a good two hundred years. If I lived in Boston, I would only be able to live for a couple of years or less. But now, I have been living for over two hundred and sixty years. Father was wrong about my life expectancy, but I've learned that faith and science are two sides of the same coin.

CT: Were you angry at your parents for saving you, because it made you illegal?

Jenna Fox: At first, I was. But then I realized that they did it out of love. Most parents love their children so much that they are willing to do anything for them, and sometimes children may not realize that.

CT: How did you feel when you found out that Kara and Locke died?

Jenna Fox: I felt shocked. I didn't know that they were dead, until now. I was told I killed my two best friends. How else could I react to that? But at the same time, I knew I wasn't responsible. Later on, I suddenly remembered every detail of the accident, and discovered that I actually didn't kill Kara and Locke.

CT: Did Allys report you to the FSEB?

Jenna Fox: Allys told her parents about me, but became too sick to do anything about it. When her parents knew she was about to die soon, they drove to our house to ask my parents for help. They ended up saving Allys, and now she is twenty-two percent.

CT: What was it like to live to be over two hundred and sixty years old?

Jenna Fox: No one expected that I would live to be over two hundred years old. My father predicted that I would have a life span between two and two hundred years. It was sad to see my mother, father, and Mr. Bender pass away, but I got to spend seventy years with Ethan. Allys is the only one who has been with me this whole time, and we have become close friends. Now I have a daughter who brings joy into my life. Her name is Kayla.


FSEB Announces 10% of the Brain is Enough to be Classified as a Human

The FSEB recently announced that anyone who has at least 10% of their brain is classified as a human. This is sometimes known as the Jenna Standard, originated from Jenna Angeline Fox, who is a woman that survived an accident and only has 10% of her original brain. They believe that 10% is just enough to consider a person human, and anything less than that is too insignificant. Even if someone had 9% of their brain left, that person couldn't be saved. When questioned, the FSEB explained that a line has to be drawn somewhere. If people with 9% were allowed, then people with 8% would be allowed, and people with 7% would be legal, and so on until the standard drops to only 1%. 1% of the brain is close to having no memory at all, even if it is the most important part.

There is an increasing amount of people who are being saved with BioGel. Although most of them hardly remember anything about their life before the injury, small bits and fragments of their memories gradually return. There are rumors that the FSEB is trying to invent a special type of neuron that learns from other neurons in the brain, and will eventually help piece all of the memories back together.

However, what makes a person human is their actions, not necessarily the flesh and bone they are made of. If someone made out of BioGel performs more kind actions, as opposed to an 100% human who acts like a monster towards other people, then the person made of BioGel is therefore more human.

Another law the FSEB verified is that a person can be saved with BioGel as many times as needed, as long as they don't exceed the limit of having less than 10%. Violation of these laws could result in serious consequences. If an illegal human being is found, they will be thrown in jail for a lifetime, and their whole family is restricted from having any more children. When too many people are saved, the country could overpopulate. Once in a while, the FSEB catches a family with an illegal human. By forbidding the family to have more children, they can control the population a little better.