I'm working on a sequel for 003 (Applty titled 013 ) and the thought of sequels came to mind. As I work on the story line I've found I have drastically bolted away from the original universe 003 seemed to create. I never delved to deeply into 003's universe beyond the events of the story, so I got lots of flexibility but the story line seems to have drastically shifted focus. 003: Focused on the the rising sentience of two AI's (000 "Napoleon" and 003 "Hannibal"). The story dealt with issues common to humans but as they are experienced by a machine and how the two different AI's reacted to it. 000 attempted to destroy humanity finding the human species vile and disgusting. 003 choose to protect humanity embracing every aspect of their nature including their flaws, declaring them as being part of humanities brilliance. 013: Shifted focus from just AI's to include an expanded role for human characters. Content has shifted to more politics, war, life, human and machine relationships, and the concepts of choice (Free will vs Predestination). The human (And alein) characters have slowly taken the prime roles, overshadowing the AI characters. I still like the story but it makes me wonder. Is it better to write a story and then just leave it as it is? What do you think? Are the times when a sequel could be written but shouldn't? Are sequels always bad?