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14/04/17
"[S] Resolve, Part 1 (Unfinished)"

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(Part 2 of 2?)

This is the next bit of the flash, tentatively titled '[S] Resolve', which this part is continued from a little bit after the first section of the flash posted, '[S] Limelight'. This isn't synced to the music, and is just showing off the finished bits we had for this scene.

Final page synopsis and extra storyboards. coming soon.

12/04/17
"[S] Limelight."

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(Part 1 of 2(?), blood and gore warning for this flash.)

Act 8 is sadly, cancelled. This has been the case for a long time now, but we figured it is time to show off what you would have seen were we to keep going.

This is the first part in what would have been a 9 and 1/2 minute flash, and the only part completely finished. With Alt. Callie telling her story from her session to GO!Gamzee and Davepeta.

05/11/16
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KARKAT: ALRIGHT. I THINK THAT SETTLES IT.
VRISKA: ...Oh come ON.
VRISKA: You aren't done yet?
KARKAT: NO. THIS CROSSES A LINE. NOBODY'S GOING IN A BLACK HOLE, AND THAT'S FINAL.
VRISKA: Final, is it? On whose order, exactly?
KARKAT: MINE.
KARKAT: I'M OFFICIALLY REINSTATING MYSELF.
KARKAT: AND THE FIRST THING I'M GOING TO DO IS OPEN THE CORPSE TRUNK.
VRISKA: With that little knife?
VRISKA: You know how easily I can get that thing away from you.
KARKAT: SURE DO.
KARKAT: BUT THE THING IS, TEREZI THINKS YOU WON'T.
KARKAT: AND YOU KNOW WHAT?
KARKAT: I THINK SHE'S RIGHT!
KARKAT: I THINK YOU WANT TO LISTEN TO HER BECAUSE YOU KNOW SHE'S RIGHT, TOO.
VRISKA: Oh yeah?
KARKAT: OH, YEAH.
KARKAT: IT'S OVER, VRISKA. WE CAN ALL SEE IT.
VRISKA: YOU see?
VRISKA: You don't even understand what's going on here!
VRISKA: You have NO IDE8 what you're dealing with!
KARKAT: I'M NOT EXPLAINING MYSELF TO YOU. MOVE OVER.
VRISKA: Karkat, I am WARNING you...
TEREZI: BOTH OF YOU STOP 1T R1GHT NOW
TEREZI: DONT YOU G3T WH4T YOUR3 DO1NG?
TEREZI: N31TH3R OF YOU 3V3N H4V3 TH3 R1GHT TO 4RGU3 4BOUT TH1S!
KARKAT: SORRY TEREZI, BUT I'M BACKING OUT OF THE DEAL.
KARKAT: IF YOU FOLKS WANT TO PUT THE EARTH INTO PUBLIC DEBATE, FINE. BUT THE FRIDGE IS OFF THE TABLE. FULL STOP.
VRISKA: Well well. Clearly we've got to settle this here and now.
TEREZI: NO W3 DONT!!
KARKAT: WHAT IF IT WAS YOU?
KARKAT: OR DAVE?
KARKAT: OR, GOD FOR FUCKING BID, WHAT IF JADE HAD TO GO?
VRISKA: You're not LISTENING!
VRISKA: It's already happened! You can't help him!
VRISKA: No8ody can!
VRISKA: Letting you go through with this would 8e like watching a gru8 stick its dum8 little prongs in a power slot and squirm and squirm and squirm until it FRI8S!!!!!!!!
VRISKA: Open that fridge and I am NOT responsi8le for what h8ppens to you!
KARKAT: I'M DONE TALKING.
KARKAT: IF YOU WANT TO STOP ME, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DO IT BY FORCE.
VRISKA: Alright. You know what?
VRISKA: Fine 8y me!!
TEREZI: K4RK4T, DONT

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TEREZI: YOUR3 TH3 ON3 1 C4M3 H3R3 TO F1ND
TEREZI: 4ND YOUR3 TH3 ON3 IM T4K1NG B4CK W1TH M3 WH3TH3R YOU L1K3 1T OR NOT
VRISKA: Terezi, listen--
TEREZI: NO, YOU L1ST3N!
TEREZI: 1 C4N G3T TH3M ON YOUR S1D3
TEREZI: 1D DO WH4T3V3R 1T T4K3S TO H4V3 YOUR B4CK
TEREZI: YOU KNOW TH4T
TEREZI: BUT OUR B3ST SHOT 4T G3TT1NG OUT OF TH1S 1S 4S 4 T34M
TEREZI: 4 T34M W1TH YOU 1N 1T
VRISKA: I'll give you this much. You m8ke it sound like a nice idea.
VRISKA: 8ut it won't work.
TEREZI: 1T M1GHT NOT
TEREZI: BUT 1M W1LL1NG TO TRY
TEREZI: 4S LONG 4S YOU TRY W1TH M3
VRISKA: ...What, you think a little sentiment is really going to warm them 8ack up to me?
VRISKA: It's not that easy.
TEREZI: 1T DO3SNT H4V3 TO B3 34SY TO B3 SOM3TH1NG 1 N33D TO DO
TEREZI: TH3YLL S33 WH4T 1 H3LP TH3M TO S33
TEREZI: 1F YOU BR1NG B4CK TH3 34RTH, TH3Y M1GHT L1ST3N
VRISKA: They might. Or they might not!
VRISKA: Or I could just go through with it and weather the storm.
VRISKA: I'm willing to do that.
TEREZI: 1 KNOW YOU 4R3
TEREZI: BUT YOU DONT H4V3 TO
TEREZI: 1 DONT W4NT YOU TO H4V3 TO
TEREZI: 1 S4W SOM3TH1NG B4CK ON TH3 PL4TT3R
TEREZI: SOM3TH1NG 1 W4NT YOU TO B3 4 P4RT OF
TEREZI: SOM3TH1NG YOU D3S3RV3 TO B3 4 P4RT OF
TEREZI: YOU C4N H4V3 BOTH 1F 1 H3LP YOU
TEREZI: BUT ONLY 1F YOU COM3 B4CK
TEREZI: TH4TS WHY 1 N33D YOU TO DO TH1S FOR M3
VRISKA: ....

02/11/16
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TEREZI: SHUT UP!
TEREZI: TH1S 1SNT 4BOUT G4MZ33
TEREZI: TH1S 1S 4BOUT YOU!

01/11/16
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VRISKA: I know how Jack got possessed 8y Lord English, and the same thing happened to Gamzee, okay! There, you weaseled it out of me. I was TRYING to m8ke this easier on you 8y holding 8ack the h8rd truth, 8ut you just had to go digging. Are you happy now??
VRISKA: Poor innocent Gamzee, if he ever even WAS that, is 88sically gone for good. And one way or another, it's his own damn fault.
VRISKA: Once you look too hard at that stupid doll, it's g8me over. Do not pass go, do not collect two hundred 8eetles. The 8nd! Fin8to! Curt8n call! All there is to it. Sad, 8ut true!
VRISKA: And if I hadn't 8een here to keep him in line, who knows what terri8le things would have happened.
VRISKA: Even if I could let him out, which I won't, we can 8arely even call what's in there an actual person anymore!
VRISKA: We'd never know what was him, or what was Lord English fucking with us.
VRISKA: Or 8oth!

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TEREZI: 1F YOU S4Y YOU N33D TH3 34RTH 1 B3L13V3 YOU
TEREZI: BUT 1T 1SNT YOURS
TEREZI: W3 DONT H4V3 4 R1GHT TO T4K3 TH1S CH4NC3 FOR TH3M
VRISKA: Oh, you're one to talk.
TEREZI: WH4TS TH4T SUPPOS3D TO M34N?
VRISKA: I think you know.
VRISKA: And I'm not going 8ack there.
VRISKA: Just look at my arm. That's proof enough for me how round two would go, thanks.
VRISKA: 8esides. I'm doing this for them! And they can thank me l8r.
VRISKA: Or never! S8me difference to me.
KARKAT: WOW. YOU'RE REALLY CONVINCED THIS BULLSHIT PLAN IS GOING TO WORK, AREN'T YOU?
VRISKA: Finally, he gets it.
KARKAT: NO, NO, I REALLY DON'T.
KARKAT: ALL I KNOW IS YOU'RE ABOUT TO DO SOMETHING INCREDIBLY STUPID WITH THE ONE THING THAT WAS THE POINT OF ALL THIS FROM THE BEGINNING, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF THE SHIT YOU’RE HOARDING?
KARKAT: LIKE, WHAT'S UP WITH THE FRIDGE?
KARKAT: IS THAT... OH, WOW, IS THAT GAMZEE'S BLOOD?
VRISKA: Oh, yeah. That. Eh, let's just say he had some 8ad indigestion.
VRISKA: Guess those keys were sharper than I thought.
KARKAT: I'M OFFICIALLY FUCKING MYSTIFIED IN THE WORST WAY. WHATEVER CRAZY TRAIN YOU'RE ALL ON, IT LEFT THE STATION BEFORE I COULD BOARD.
VRISKA: Clearly!
VRISKA: It's complic8ed. He's Lord English's dutiful servant, yada yada. So I'm chucking him in there with the rest of the mandatory trinkets. Trivial stuff, really.
VRISKA: Good thing I didn't toss him in the ocean after all. S8ved myself a nasty dip in some saltwater.
VRISKA: Come to think of it, it's a near miracle he's still here on the planet. Just my luck, I guess.
KARKAT: WOAH, BACK THE FUCK UP.
KARKAT: YOU'RE DOING *WHAT* NOW?
VRISKA: Ughhhhhhhh.
VRISKA: Terezi, why'd you even 8ring him along? I knew he was going to 8e trou8le the moment he walked in here.
TEREZI: H3 S41D H3 W4S GO1NG TO ST4Y OUT OF IT
TEREZI: D1DNT YOU >:/
KARKAT: YEAH, THAT'S BEFORE I KNEW WHAT SHE WAS UP TO!
KARKAT: FIRST YOU STEAL THE EARTH, THEN YOU RUN OFF, AND NOW YOU'RE THROWING OUR FRIENDS INTO BLACK HOLES?
VRISKA: Karkat. He's not your friend anymore.
VRISKA: If he ever had any real loyalty to us, it's long gone now. The 8est thing we can do for every8ody is to get him out of the picture.
KARKAT: I MEAN. MAYBE, BUT.
KARKAT: DOES THAT EVEN MATTER?
KARKAT: LORD ENGLISH IS BEATEN, RIGHT? SO MAYBE HE'LL FINALLY DITCH THE VOODOO MUMBO JUMBO AND JOIN THE WINNING TEAM. AND IF HE DOESN'T, CAN'T YOU JUST CONTROL HIM OR SOMETHING?
VRISKA: Wow. Are you even listening to yourself?
KARKAT: YOU WON'T EVEN GIVE HIM A CHANCE?
VRISKA: Don't you get it? He never HAD one.
VRISKA: Somehow he got himself roped into 8eing a mandatory ingredient in Lord English's whole recursive deal, and there's nothing any of us can do 8ut merrily send him on his way. It has almost nothing to do with me! I'm a neutral party, here.
VRISKA: If it were up to me, sure, I'd let him h8ng around and 8e our little servant, serve us drinks, whatever. If that's what you REALLY want. 8ut f8 had other plans.
VRISKA: Them's the 8r8ks!
KARKAT: THEN... JUST SEND A ROBOT OR SOMETHING TO DO WHATEVER IT IS HE HAS TO, DAVE'S WEIRD BROTHER CAN MAKE ONE!
VRISKA: How many times do I have to expl8n this.
VRISKA: It's OUT OF OUR H8NDS.
VRISKA: What even is it a8out that clown that makes you WANT to help him? The fridge, the meteor, you were fine with it all until JUST now!
VRISKA: What could POSSI8LY compel you to do something so fucking stupid for some8ody so 8latantly dangerous?
VRISKA: ...Ohhhhhhhh. May8e you want him around and under my control so he can 8e a nice, passive target for your pale urges, hmm?
VRISKA: Kindly keep me out of your sick fant8sies.
KARKAT: I-- EW!!!
KARKAT: HOLY SHIT.
KARKAT: FUCK YOU TWICE FOR EVEN SUGGESTING THAT, OH MY GOD. I THINK I'M GOING TO THROW UP A LITTLE.
VRISKA: Hey, it's not MY fault. Try thinking gross shit a little qui8er!
VRISKA: 8ut I get it.
VRISKA: I know what's REALLY going on here. This is pathetic, really.
VRISKA: You're so 8urned 8y how things pl8yed out, you're just scratching at the last opportun8y to feel good a8out yourself 8y 8eing charita8le to the party that least deserves it. That's mor8l l8ziness if I've ever seen it.
VRISKA: You actually think you're doing something import8nt!
VRISKA: Well, you're not! You're just 8eing selfish!
VRISKA: And you'd risk everything for the s8ke of your starved ego.
KARKAT: YOU SPONGE-BLISTERING MADWOMAN, YOU *JUST* SAID WE COULD CHANGE THINGS.
KARKAT: SO WHY CAN'T WE CHANGE THIS, HUH?
VRISKA: Okay, fine! You caught me, smart guy.
VRISKA: I lied.
KARKAT: ABOUT GAMZEE?
VRISKA: No. About Jack!

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TEREZI: 1
TEREZI: YOUR3 WH4T
VRISKA: I'm throwing it in the 8lack hole. The one right a8ove us.
VRISKA: What, eight 8all, corner pocket? You didn't see this one coming?
VRISKA: I'm honestly surprised you didn't guess 8y now.
KARKAT: I'M LITERALLY SPEECHLESS. BY WHICH I MEAN I'M FIGURATIVELY SPEECHLESS.
KARKAT: WHY THE HELL SHOULD WE LET YOU DO THAT?
VRISKA: See Terezi? This is what I'm talking a8out. No fores8ght at all.
VRISKA: It's o8vious 8y now that 8eating the g8me wasn't a lucky 8r8k. It was destiny. He wanted that frog to exist as much as we did.
VRISKA: Well this time, I'm one step ahead of him. And I'm setting up a trap.
VRISKA: That thing up there is a gap. Killing his little English double created some kind of paradox 8lind spot. A hole in his omnipotent grip on reality. It might 8e our one shot to get an advantage on him!
VRISKA: My one chance to put things right.
VRISKA: We can't ch8nge what happens, 8ut may8e we can ch8nge how. And if I'm right, and this works, he never sets foot in our or any universe, no matter what!
VRISKA: We're going to lock up his sta8le time loop in a tidy causality niche, and his ultim8 r8gn of terror will 8e nothing more than a 8lip on the r8dar of sp8cetime.
VRISKA: Pro8lem solved!!
VRISKA: FOR8VER!!!!!!!!
VRISKA: ::::)
TEREZI: VR1SK4...
TEREZI: 4R3 YOU
TEREZI: OK4Y?
VRISKA: Huh? Yeah, I'm fine!
VRISKA: Feeling 8etter than ever.
TEREZI: 1 DONT KNOW 1F 1 B3L13V3 TH4T
KARKAT: THIS IS INSANE. TEREZI, SHE'S OFFICIALLY GONE INSANE!
TEREZI: YOUR3 NOT H3LPING
TEREZI: VR1SK4, HOW DO YOU KNOW TH1S 1S GO1NG TO WORK?
VRISKA: 8etter question. So what if it doesn't?
VRISKA: It's STILL 8etter than w8ting around for the timeline to doom!
TEREZI: 1TS NOT DOOM3D!
TEREZI: W3 C4N ST1LL M4K3 TH1NGS R1GHT FROM H3R3
VRISKA: Oh, let me guess. A ghost told you that?
VRISKA: And I'll 8et she neglected to explain how that little magic trick was going to pl8y out, hmm?
TEREZI: ....
VRISKA: Yeah, that's what I thought!
VRISKA: She was pro8a8ly just lying to m8ke it easier on you.
TEREZI: HOW C4N YOU POSS1BLY KNOW TH4T
VRISKA: 8ecause it's what I'd do!
VRISKA: At least my source doesn't pl8y g8mes, and they DON'T leave you guessing.
TEREZI: 4ND WH4T 4BOUT 4FTER?
TEREZI: HOW DO W3 GO ON FROM H3R3 W1THOUT 34RTH?
KARKAT: (YOU'RE SERIOUSLY ENTERTAINING THIS? TELL ME YOU'RE NOT SERIOUSLY ENTERTAINING THIS, TEREZI. DO ME THIS ONE FAVOR BEFORE I LOSE MY GODDAMN MIND.)
TEREZI: (SHH!)
VRISKA: Well...
VRISKA: After I slam dunk this 8all into paradox sp8ce's garbage 8in, we find some other dum8 planet, or hitch a ride into another session's reward, or... something.
TEREZI: OR SOM3TH1NG? >:/
VRISKA: Oh, whatever! These are just minor details when f8ced with total and u8iquitous annihil8tion on an infin8 sc8le.
VRISKA: Sure, your friends will 8e upset. I can feel their crude human sentiments curling through their heads even now.
VRISKA: They're tired. They want to go home so 8adly they can't even see what's coming.
VRISKA: 8ut I can.
VRISKA: And I'm willing to t8ke a little fall to m8ke it happen.
VRISKA: I'm doing them all a f8vor, and they don't even know it.
TEREZI: 1T DO3SNT H4V3 TO B3 L1K3 TH4T
VRISKA: Oh?

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VRISKA: ...W8.
VRISKA: What's HE doing here?
KARKAT: ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.
KARKAT: I'M JUST HERE TO BACK HER UP.
VRISKA: Oh, is that all?
VRISKA: Likely story.
KARKAT: YEP. IT'S INCREDIBLE HOW AMAZINGLY LIKELY THIS IS, ON ACCOUNT OF IT BEING THE ACTUAL FUCKING TRUTH. YOU JUST EARNED A VOLUME-APPROPRIATE GOLF CLAP FOR YOUR STUNNING POWERS OF OBSERVATION.
KARKAT: CONSIDER THESE PROTEIN FLAPS SEALED LIKE THE IMPERIAL CLAM VAULTS. YOU WON'T HEAR A PEEP OUT OF ME FROM HERE ON OUT.
VRISKA: You know, it almost sounds like you 8elieve that. At least you're committed!
VRISKA: 8ut clinging on to her coat tails like this, even now? Tsk tsk. You're so transparent, Vantas. It's actually really sad!
KARKAT: I HAVE NO FUCKING IDEA WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.
VRISKA: Yeah, keep telling yourself that!
VRISKA: Works for me, though. Just do yourself a favor and stay out of the way.
KARKAT: PLANNING ON IT.
VRISKA: Good! Wouldn't want your 8lubber clogging up the air.
TEREZI: UGH
TEREZI: BOTH OF YOU SHUT UP
TEREZI: VR1SK4, YOUV3 GOT TO COM3 B4CK W1TH M3 4ND T4LK TO TH3 OTH3RS
VRISKA: You know that's not happening.
TEREZI: DO 1?
TEREZI: B3C4US3 1 TH1NK 1 COULD ST4ND TO H34R SOM3 3MB3LL1SHM3NT
VRISKA: I'll 8et. I admit, I owe you an explan8tion.
VRISKA: I'd have just loved to sit around and have a nice little chat with our alien friends, but paradox sp8ce wasn't about to wait for a vote 8y committee.
VRISKA: See that 8r8k up there? It's on its way. This is 8igger than our fragile inter-species diplomacy. This is 8igger than everything. And I'm the only one holding enough cards to make the final play.
VRISKA: Sorry, sister. I'm not giving the Earth 8ack. It's just the way things are.
TEREZI: 1 KNOW
KARKAT: YEAH, VRISKA, SHE KNOWS--
KARKAT: --WAIT, WHAT?
KARKAT: OH MY GOD.
KARKAT: YOU *LIED*?
TEREZI: NO!
TEREZI: 1 D1DNT L13
TEREZI: 4T L34ST
TEREZI: NOT TO J4N3
KARKAT: HOLY SHIT. I'M REVOKING MY VOW OF SILENCE RIGHT DAMN NOW. TEREZI, THEY WERE COUNTING ON US!
KARKAT: YOU SAID SO YOURSELF!
TEREZI: 1 KNOW WH4T 1 S41D!
TEREZI: 4ND 1 KNOW WH4T 1M DO1NG
TEREZI: 1 JUST N33D3D TO BUY SOM3 T1M3
KARKAT: FUCKING HELL. I'D SAY I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS, BUT I ACTUALLY CAN. AND THAT MAKES IT EVEN WORSE!
TEREZI: P1P3 DOWN 4LR34DY
TEREZI: TH3R3S SOM3TH1NG GO1NG ON 4ND 1 N33D TO KNOW WH4T
TEREZI: 1 JUST TOLD H3R WH4T SH3 N33D3D TO H34R
VRISKA: Wow, that's smart!
VRISKA: I'm so glad to have us on the same team again, Terezi. You were always so good at this.
TEREZI: 4ND YOU
TEREZI: DONT YOU FL4TT3R M3
TEREZI: YOU L3FT M3 B3H1ND TO D34L W1TH TH3 F4LLOUT
TEREZI: TH3Y PR4CT1C4LLY W4NT3D TO K1LL YOU!
VRISKA: My point exactly! Sticking around wasn't going to help.
VRISKA: I knew you could sort it out for me.
TEREZI: 3NOUGH
TEREZI: WHY NOT JUST T3LL TH3M 3V3RYTH1NG?
VRISKA: You don't understand.
VRISKA: If they found out what I had in mind, they'd never let me go through with it.
VRISKA: It's one thing to ask people to complete some str8forward tasks, 8ut a hard, risky and difficult sacrifice? Our comedy crew of soft squishy sp8ce prim8tes just isn't ready for the 8ig leagues.
VRISKA: What's worse, some8ody might have really gotten hurt trying to pull some dum8, misguided heroics.
VRISKA: So I did what I had to!
VRISKA: 8ut you're different. You'll listen to reason.
TEREZI: 1M L1ST3NING 4LR1GHT
TEREZI: GO 4H34D 4ND T3LL M3 WH4T YOUR3 PL4NN1NG
VRISKA: Gladly!
VRISKA: I'm throwing Earth into the 8lack hole.

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VRISKA: Terezi!
VRISKA: Way to keep me w8ing. I was starting to wonder if you'd show up at all.
VRISKA: It would 8e a real sh8me if you missed the 8est part.
TEREZI: SO
TEREZI: YOU KN3W 1 W4S COMING, HUH
VRISKA: You 8et. I can always count on you, right?
VRISKA: You're the only one who could track me down out here, anyway. Or at least the only one who would, without lugging along a chainsaw.
VRISKA: You even got the others off my 8ack! That's some good teamwork.
VRISKA: It's just like old times. ::::)
TEREZI: >:/
VRISKA: Yeah yeah, you don't have to m8ke that f8ce. You're here to 8ring me 8ack in line, I get it.
VRISKA: I'm actually really glad. It's a8out time we got a little one-on-one.
TEREZI: SO YOU 4R3 PL4NN1NG TO T3LL M3 WH4TS GO1NG ON
VRISKA: Of course I am. Leave you in the dark, after all you've done for me? What kind of moirail would that m8ke me?
VRISKA: If anything, you're in the best position to really appreci8 my reasoning. You know 8etter than to...

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TEREZI: VR1SK4!!
TEREZI: W3 H4V3 TO T4LK

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I know it'd be better to remain a passive observer, but just between you guys and me, I'm going to take the reins for a little bit while she isn't looking. That'll show her to leave stuff like this just lying around where any supplanter can get their greedy hands on it.

Trust me, I'm doing you a favor. I'm doing EVERYONE a favor. Consider a bullet dodged, and a story set right back on a path it can trot down, clacking its sweet little hooves on the cobble, lustrous mane swaying gently in the breeze.

Catch you on the flip side.

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You're still at this?

What a mess. You've got to be losing steam by now. Just look at you, pulling the rug out from under the action right when things are starting to get hot.

This is about as much as I can stand to watch, though.

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KARKAT: OH, IS THAT HOW IT IS? GOADING ME WITH MY OWN PERSONAL BULLSHIT I SO NAIVELY CONFIDED IN YOU!
KARKAT: THAT'S JUST CLASSIC TEREZI. CAN'T BELIEVE I FELL FOR IT.
TEREZI: Y34H Y34H, 1M JUST TH3 WORST
TEREZI: 4R3 YOU COM1NG DOWN OR NOT?
KARKAT: FUCK, WE'RE HIGH UP.
KARKAT: YEAH, I'M COMING.
TEREZI: GOOD
TEREZI: W3V3 GOT 4 SP1D3R TO C4TCH

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KARKAT: OH NO.
KARKAT: YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME.
KARKAT: DO YOU JUST CARRY THOSE THINGS AROUND WITH YOU OR SOMETHING?
TEREZI: H3Y, 1TS TH1S OR TH3 J3TP4CK
KARKAT: NOT THAT THING AGAIN, UNLESS YOU WANT ME TO ACTUALLY PUKE THIS TIME.
TEREZI: TH3N TH1S 1S YOUR OPT1ON!
TEREZI: B3S1D3S
TEREZI: 1TS ONLY 4 F3W STOR13S DOWN
KARKAT: REALLY?
TEREZI: Y34H
TEREZI: 4 F3W DOZ3N STOR13S >:]
KARKAT: HOLY SHIT, TEREZI. THIS IS THE WORST IDEA.
TEREZI: W3R3NT YOU JUST COMPL41N1NG 4BOUT P3OPL3 CODDL1NG YOU?
TEREZI: TROLL UP 4ND GR4B TH3 ROP3

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KARKAT: WELL I'LL BE DAMNED. YOU WERE RIGHT.
KARKAT: ...IS THAT THE FRIDGE? WHAT THE HELL IS SHE DOING WITH IT?
TEREZI: DO3SNT M4TT3R
TEREZI: W3R3 JUST H3R3 FOR TH3 34RTH
KARKAT: WAIT!
TEREZI: ??
TEREZI: WH4T 1S 1T NOW
KARKAT: THERES A BUNCH OF POISON GAS DOWN THERE.
KARKAT: ISN'T THERE?
TEREZI: DO3S SH3 LOOK PO1SON3D TO YOU?
TEREZI: TH4T BL4ST MUST H4V3 SUCK3D MOST OF 1T 4W4Y FROM TH3 3DG3
TEREZI: 4ND 1LL B3T TH3 R3ST OF 1T POOL3D DOWN TOW4RDS TH4T G14NT C4NDY T4NG3R1N3 CR4T3R
TEREZI: 1F 4NYTH1NG 1T JUST M34NS W3 SHOULD G3T DOWN TH3R3 4ND G3T OUT F4ST
KARKAT: OKAY, FAIR ENOUGH.
KARKAT: JUST ONE QUESTION.
TEREZI: Y34H?
KARKAT: HOW EXACTLY ARE WE GETTING DOWN THERE.
TEREZI: OH, DONT WORRY
TEREZI: 1V3 GOT 4N 1D34

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TEREZI: H3Y
TEREZI: 1 TH1NK W3 H1T TH3 J4CKPOT >:]
KARKAT: WHAT, WHAT IS IT?
TEREZI: COM3 S33 FOR YOURS3LF

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TEREZI: 1 KN3W ALL OF TH1S 4 LONG T1M3 4GO
TEREZI: 3V3N WH3N W3 W3R3 K1DS M4YB3
TEREZI: 4 LOT OF 1T JUST D1DNT CL1CK TOG3TH3R UNT1L R3C3NTLY
TEREZI: WH4T 1 M34N 1S P3OPL3 4R3 4 LOT MOR3 OBV1OUS TH4N TH3Y TH1NK TH3Y 4R3
KARKAT: EVEN ME?
TEREZI: OH MY GOD 3SP3C14LLY YOU >:P
TEREZI: BUT 4LSO 3SP3C14LLY VR1SK4
KARKAT: AND OF COURSE SHE HAD TO LEAD US HERE. WOW, THIS PLACE IS FALLING APART. AND DO YOU HEAR THAT RUMBLING?
KARKAT: IS IT SAFE FOR US TO BE HERE?
TEREZI: 3H
TEREZI: PROB4BLY NOT
KARKAT: WOW. *AWESOME*.
TEREZI: YOU KNOW...
TEREZI: YOU GUYS 4R3 K1ND OF 4L1K3
KARKAT: THAT'S A HELL OF A THOUGHT I'D RATHER NEVER HAVE IN MY BRAIN EVER AGAIN. THANKS A LOT, TEREZI.
TEREZI: YOUR3 W3LCOM3!
KARKAT: BUT IT JUST PROVES MY POINT.
KARKAT: ME BEING HERE IS THE LAST THING YOU HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT.
TEREZI: >:/ ?
KARKAT: VRISKA DOESN'T GIVE A SHIT WHAT I THINK. SHE PROBABLY WON'T EVEN NOTICE I'M THERE
TEREZI: WH4T M4K3S YOU S4Y TH4T?
KARKAT: BECAUSE I'M THE STUBBY MUTANT, REMEMBER?
KARKAT: I'M PRETTY SURE I DON'T EVEN REGISTER AS A THREAT, TO HER EGO OR OTHERWISE.
TEREZI: YOUR3 JUST B31NG DR4M4T1C
TEREZI: NOBODY TH1NKS 4BOUT YOU L1K3 TH4T
KARKAT: THAT'S A LOAD OF SHIT, TEREZI.
KARKAT: AND I'D HAVE TO BE AN IDIOT NOT TO KNOW IT.
KARKAT: WHY THE FUCK ELSE WOULD KANAYA KNOCK ME OUT INSTEAD OF JUST ASKING ME TO STAY PUT?
KARKAT: NOT ONLY AM I FUNCTIONALLY USELESS, APPARENTLY I CAN'T EVEN BE REASONED WITH.
KARKAT: SO WHO CARES IF I TAG ALONG? I KNOW EVEN NOW YOU'RE JUST HUMORING ME. AND HELL, IT'S THE BEST I CAN GET, SO WHY SHOULD I COMPLAIN?
KARKAT: IT'S THE ONLY REASON ANYONE IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD LET ME DO ANYTHING.
TEREZI: 1...
TEREZI: DONT TH1NK 1 WANT TO K33P T4LK1NG 4BOUT TH1S.
KARKAT: AGREED. LET'S KEEP GOING.

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TEREZI: F1N3
TEREZI: SO 1M 4 L1TTL3 N3RVOUS
TEREZI: BUT 1 KNOW SH3LL COM3 4ROUND
TEREZI: 4LL TH4T STUFF B4CK TH3R3 W4S JUST H3R PR1D3 G3TT1NG 1N TH3 W4Y
TEREZI: SH3 D1DNT W4NT TO LOOK L1K3 SH3 SCR3W3D UP 1N FRONT OF 3V3RYON3
TEREZI: SH3 D1DNT W4NT TO SHOW US W34KN3SS
KARKAT: BUT THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED.
KARKAT: WE ALL SCREWED UP.
TEREZI: 1 KNOW TH4T
TEREZI: SH3 JUST W4SNT R34DY TO L3T H3R GU4RD DOWN
TEREZI: SOM3TH1NG W3NT WRONG 4ND 1TS GOT H3R ON 3DG3
TEREZI: SH3 KNOWS NON3 OF YOU GUYS 4CTU4LLY L1K3 H3R
KARKAT: HEY, THAT'S NOT TRUE.
TEREZI: 1SNT 1T?
KARKAT: ...NO?
KARKAT: I TOLD YOU, SHE'S NOT GETTING OUT OF THIS WHOLE TEAMWORK THING SO EASILY. I MEANT WHAT I SAID BACK THERE.
TEREZI: ...
KARKAT: WHAT, A GUY CAN'T BE ALTRUISTIC?
KARKAT: ...LISTEN, IT DOESN'T EVEN MATTER.
KARKAT: YOU'RE DOING THE RIGHT THING HERE. I DON'T EVEN *HAVE* TO LIKE HER TO SEE THAT, SO IT'S NOT IMPORTANT.
KARKAT: I JUST WANT TO HELP.
TEREZI: TH4TS 4CTU4LLY PR3TTY R34SON4BL3 OF YOU K4RK4T
TEREZI: 1M 1MPR3SS3D
KARKAT: GREAT, NOW YOU'RE PATRONIZING ME.
TEREZI: 1 W4S B31NG G3NU1N3!
KARKAT: AS IF.
KARKAT: OKAY, FORGET IT. HOW ARE WE GOING TO DO THIS?
TEREZI: 1 JUST N33D TO T4LK TO H3R
TEREZI: 1F SH3 F41L3D 1N FRONT OF 4LL OF US 1T WOULD B3 L1K3 4LL OF THOS3 TH1NGS SH3 TH1NKS 4BOUT H3RS3LF 4R3 R1GHT
TEREZI: BUT SH3LL L1ST3N 1F 1TS JUST M3
TEREZI: 1 C4N C4LM H3R DOWN 4ND T4LK H3R OUT OF 1T
KARKAT: WOW.
KARKAT: GUESS YOU KNOW HER PRETTY WELL, HUH.
TEREZI: SUR3 DO
KARKAT: IS THAT FROM BEING HER MOIRAIL, OR A SEER?
TEREZI: 1 DONT KNOW
TEREZI: N31TH3R 1 GU3SS

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TEREZI: 1M NOT WORR13D
KARKAT: YES YOU ARE.
KARKAT: YOU'RE NERVOUS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE GET THERE. YOU'VE BEEN TRYING TO SHAKE ME THE WHOLE TIME.
KARKAT: WHICH IS REALLY DOING WONDERS FOR MY CONFIDENCE, YOU KNOW.
KARKAT: WHAT'S SHE GONNA DO, STAB ME?
TEREZI: NO!
TEREZI: SH3 WOULDNT
KARKAT: YOU SOUND REALLY FUCKING SURE
TEREZI: 1 4M R34LLY, R34LLY FUCK1NG SUR3
KARKAT: HOW SURE EXACTLY. I WANT TO KNOW EXACTLY HOW SUBTERRANEAN MY EXPECTATIONS SHOULD BE RIGHT NOW.
TEREZI: K4RK4T 1 4M 3NT1R3LY FUCK1NG SUR3...
TEREZI: TH4T 1 4M MOSTLY SUR3
KARKAT: OH, GREAT. WELL THAT SETTLES IT THEN.
TEREZI: WHY 4R3 YOU COMPL41N1NG?? YOU W4NT3D TO COM3 H3R3
KARKAT: POINT CONCEDED. CAN WE JUST ACCEPT THAT I'M A BLUSTERING HYPOCRITE IDIOT AND MOVE ON?

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KARKAT: HEY.
KARKAT: HOW DO WE KNOW VRISKA IS EVEN HERE?
TEREZI: 34SY
TEREZI: THOS3 P1X13 ST1CK W1NGS OF H3RS L3FT 4 T3LL T4L3 TR41L OF D3L1C1OUS BLU3B3RRY BUBBL3GUM SP4RKL3S DUST3D 44444444LL TH3 W4Y 4CROSS TH3 S3SS1ON
TEREZI: SH3 C4N RUN BUT SH3 D3F1N1T3LY C4NT H1D3
TEREZI: NOT FROM M3 4NYW4Y
TEREZI: TR4CK1NG H3R DOWN W1LL B3 4S 34SY 4S FOLLOW1NG MY NOS3 >:]
KARKAT: WELL, AT LEAST SOMETHING AROUND HERE BOTHERS TO BE STRAIGHTFORWARD AND EXPLICIT.
TEREZI: SO L1K3
TEREZI: WHY 4R3 YOU COM1NG W1TH THOUGH >:?
TEREZI: FOR REAL
KARKAT: YOU'RE REALLY ASKING ME?
TEREZI: Y3S!
TEREZI: YOU KNOW 1 C4N H4NDL3 1T
TEREZI: 3V3N YOU KNOW TH4T 1MPLY1NG 1 COULDNT WOULD BORD3R ON PURPOS3FUL 1NSULT OR 4SH3N M3DDL1NG
TEREZI: 4ND 1 KNOW YOU WOULDNT DR34M OF 31TH3R
TEREZI: SO WH4T G1V3S
KARKAT: I... DON'T KNOW, OKAY? I JUST HAVE THIS FEELING LIKE IT'S IMPORTANT.
TEREZI: HMMM
TEREZI: WH4T K1ND OF 4 F33L1NG?
KARKAT: JUST A FEELING. WHAT, YOU DON'T EVER GET FEELINGS?
TEREZI: 1 H4V3 F33L1NGS!
KARKAT: LIKELY STORY, PYROPE. YOU'RE WAY TOO IMPISH AND MISCHEVIOUS FOR THAT. I THINK YOU PROBABLY EAT FEELINGS FOR BREAKFAST.
TEREZI: YOUD B3 SURPR1S3D
KARKAT: WELL SURE, BUT I THOUGHT THAT WAS WHAT BEING A SEER OF MIND WAS ABOUT. MIND OVER MATTER? OR OVER PUMP BISCUIT...
KARKAT: RIGHT?
TEREZI: NOT R34LLY >:S
TEREZI: 1 C4NT 3V3N S4Y 1M 1NTO TH1NK1NG 4BOUT MYS3LF L1K3 TH4T 4NYMOR3
KARKAT: NO KIDDING? YOU USED TO BE WAY INTO THE MYTHICAL HERO THING
TEREZI: N4H
TEREZI: 1 T4LK3D 4 PR3TTY B1G G4M3 BUT
TEREZI: 1 W4S N3V3R R34LLY V3RY GOOD 4T 1T
KARKAT: DIDN'T SEEM THAT WAY TO ME.
TEREZI: HOW 1T S33MS TO YOU 1SNT 1MPORTANT, 1TS NOT YOUR T1TL3!
TEREZI: 4ND 1D R34LLY R4TH3R NOT T4LK 4BOUT HOW 1 US3D TO B3
TEREZI: WH4TS GOT YOU TH1NK1NG 4BOUT TH4T 4NYW4Y? OUR G4M3 W4S 4 LONG T1M3 4GO
KARKAT: I DON'T KNOW. IT WAS KIND OF USEFUL, WASN'T IT? KNOWING WHAT YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO DO.
TEREZI: 1T W4S
TEREZI: 4S 4 FR4M3 TO 1MPOS3 ON R34L1TY 1TS PR3TTY NU4NC3D
TEREZI: BUT 1TS 4 ROOK13 M1ST4K3 TO CONFUS3 STR4T4 4ND CONC3PT
TEREZI: TH3 PO1NT 1S F33L1NGS 4ND THOUGHTS 4R3NT 4CTU4LLY TH4T D1FF3R3NT
TEREZI: 4ND 1F YOU 4SK M3 TH3 K3Y TO UND3RST4ND1NG TH3M 1S KNOW1NG TH3YR3 BOTH PR3TTY TR4NS13NT
TEREZI: WH4T R34LLY M4TT3RS 1S TH3 CHO1C3S W3 M4K3
TEREZI: THOS3 4R3 P3RM4N3NT
KARKAT: OH BOY, DO YOU EVER NOT NEED TO TELL ME THAT ONE.
TEREZI: 1M JUST S4Y1NG P3OPL3 DO TH1NGS FOR R34SONS, K4RK4T
TEREZI: 3V3N 1F TH3Y DONT UND3RST4ND TH3 R34SON 4T TH3 T1M3 TH4T DO3SNT M34N TH3 R34SON 1SNT TH3R3
TEREZI: 1TS 4LL THOS3 R34SONS PUT TOG3TH3R TH4T GU1D3 YOU FROM ON3 TH1NG TO TH3 N3XT
TEREZI: YOU H4V3 4 R34SON 3V3N 1F YOU C4NT F1GUR3 1T OUT R1GHT NOW
TEREZI: 4ND 1TS PROB4BLY SOM3TH1NG STUP1D 4ND P3RSON4L 4ND DUMB TH4T H4S NOTH1NG TO DO W1TH M3
TEREZI: WH1CH 1S 4NOTH3R R34SON WHY YOU SHOULD H4V3 ST4Y3D B4CK ON TH3 PL4TT3R
KARKAT: WELL MAYBE YOU'LL ACTUALLY NEED MY HELP OR SOMETHING, WHO KNOWS.
TEREZI: DOUBT 1T
KARKAT: OH COME ON!
KARKAT: MAYBE IF ONE OF THE SKELETONS HERE SHOWS UP OR SOMETHING. JAKE SAID THEY WERE PRETTY TOUGH.
TEREZI: 1 C4N HOLD MY OWN
KARKAT: JEEZ, OBVIOUSLY I KNOW THAT.
KARKAT: I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHY I BOTHER.
TEREZI: ...
KARKAT: HEY, I GET WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE.
TEREZI: YOU DO?
KARKAT: YEAH I DO.
KARKAT: WHAT ARE YOU SO WORRIED ABOUT?

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KARKAT: WHAT, AFTER ALL THE FUSS I MADE? WE JUST WENT OVER THIS, TEREZI.
KARKAT: I'M NOT ABOUT TO TURN AROUND NOW, IT'D BE A PERFECTLY GOOD WASTE OF TANTRUM. WHAT WOULD I LOOK LIKE SHOWING UP EMPTY HANDED?
KARKAT: BESIDES, I'M PRETTY SURE I'D NEED YOUR HELP GETTING BACK. UNLESS YOU'RE PLANNING TO LEAVE ME STRANDED UP HERE. WOULDN'T THAT BE THE END OF A BEAUTIFUL COSMIC JOKE.
KARKAT: I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE I'M THE ONLY ONE WHO DOESN'T GET TO FLY.
TEREZI: W3LL 4T L34ST YOU KNOW YOUR3 B31NG PUSHY 4BOUT 1T
KARKAT: UH, YEAH?
KARKAT: I'M A LOUD JERK WHO CAN'T LET A THING BE, BUT I'LL BE DAMNED IF I HAVE TO TOP IT ALL OFF BY BEING SIMULTANEOUSLY OBTUSE.
KARKAT: IF ANYTHING, I KNOW THE MOST ABOUT JUST WHAT BRAND OF AN INSUFFERABLE I AM. I'VE GOT FRONT ROW SEATS TO THE VANTAS COMEDY TOUR WHETHER I WANT THEM OR NOT.
TEREZI: PFFF
KARKAT: YEAH, IT'S HILARIOUS! LET'S ALL HAVE A GOOD LAUGH.
KARKAT: THAT CLASSIC KARKAT, WHAT A FUCKING GOBLIN. WONDER HOW HE'LL MANAGE TO SELF-SABOTAGE NEXT.
KARKAT: OH LOOK, IT'S LOUDLY AIRING HIS PERSONAL BAGGAGE TO A CAPTIVE AUDIENCE. IT KEEPS HAPPENING!
TEREZI: OK4Y STOP
TEREZI: YOU C4N COM3 4LONG BUT 1 R3FUS3 TO B3 M4D3 TO L1ST3N TO 4 BUNCH OF S3LF 1NDULG3NT WH1N1NG
KARKAT: FINE, I'M JUST LETTING OFF SOME STEAM. THIS WHOLE SITUATION HAS ME REALLY STRESSED OUT.
TEREZI: HMM
KARKAT: WHAT, AREN'T YOU?
TEREZI: OF COURS3 1 4M
TEREZI: BUT TH4T 1SNT 1MPORT4NT
TEREZI: WH4TS 1MPORT4NT 1S TH4T 1 KNOW WH4T TO DO NOW
TEREZI: 4ND 3V3RYBODYS COUNT1NG ON M3
TEREZI: VR1SK4S COUNT1NG ON M3 TOO 3V3N 1F SH3 DO3SNT KNOW 1T
KARKAT: WOW. SOUNDS NICE.
TEREZI: >:?
TEREZI: WH4T 4R3 YOU 3V3N T4LK1NG 4BOUT NOW?
KARKAT: I DON'T FUCKING KNOW!
KARKAT: EVERYTHING FELL APART SO FAST BACK THERE. IT JUST REMINDED ME OF...
KARKAT: WELL, YOU KNOW.
TEREZI: K4RK4T
TEREZI: 1 R34LLY DONT
KARKAT: YOU REALLY DON'T?
KARKAT: THAT ACTUALLY SURPRISES ME.
TEREZI: 1 R34LLY DONT!
TEREZI: 4ND 1 4LSO DONT C4R3
TEREZI: SO C4N W3 PL34S3 STOP C1RCL1NG YOUR ROTT1NG S3LF 1M4G3 L1K3 4 COUPL3 OF HUNGRY CORPS3FOWL
KARKAT: OKAY, NEVER MIND.
KARKAT: IT'S STUPID ANYWAY.

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TEREZI: YOU KNOW
TEREZI: YOU R34LLY DONT H4V3 TO COM3 WITH

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ARADIA: lets go see the others

16/10/16
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ARADIA: im sorry tavros
ARADIA: i wanted to be proud of you because i really was
ARADIA: i didnt want you to feel like i dont care
ARADIA: im very upset about what happened to you even if it doesnt seem like it
TAVROS: yOU DO SEEM, a LOT DIFFERENT,
TAVROS: BOTH FROM WHEN YOU WERE A GHOST, aND WHEN YOU WERE ALIVE, aND MY FRIEND,
ARADIA: im still your friend
ARADIA: arent i?
TAVROS: yES,
TAVROS: oF COURSE,
TAVROS: i THINK YOU ARE MY BEST FRIEND,
TAVROS: aND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MY FRIEND, eVEN IF WE DON'T SEE EACH OTHER,
TAVROS: aND THAT WOULD STAY THE SAME NO MATTER, iF YOU WERE A FROG, oR A ROBOT, oR A FAIRY, oR SOMETHING ELSE, tHAT IS DIFFERENT FROM HOW I REMEMBER,
ARADIA: i feel the same way!
TAVROS: yEAH,
TAVROS: yOU REALLY, uH, dON'T HAVE TO APOLOGIZE FOR ANYTHING,
TAVROS: yOU KNOW WHAT,
TAVROS: i'M HAPPY, tHAT AT LEAST, yOU ARE GOING TO BE OKAY,
TAVROS: aND IF IT IS NOT A WEIRD THING TO SAY, i AM ALSO,
TAVROS: pROUD OF YOU,
TAVROS: yOU ARE A BRAVE AND NICE PERSON, aND REALLY SMART, aND I'M GLAD YOU'RE ALIVE,
TAVROS: aND TO KNOW THAT SOMEONE LIKE YOU IS MY FRIEND, aCTUALLY DOES MAKE ME FEEL BETTER ABOUT ALL OF THIS, i MEAN IT,
TAVROS: sO IF THIS IS HOW IT ENDS, aND YOU'RE PROUD OF ME, wELL, i'M, pROUD OF THAT,
TAVROS: eR, tHAT GOT A LITTLE LONG WINDED,
TAVROS: sO IN SUMMARY, i GUESS THANK YOU,
TAVROS: fOR BEING A GOOD FRIEND,
ARADIA: tavros...
ARADIA: i really am going to miss you

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TAVROS: i JUST MISSED YOU, wHILE YOU WERE GONE,
TAVROS: yOU DIDN'T DESERVE IT,
ARADIA: thank you
ARADIA: but i came back, and now everything is so clear to me
TAVROS: wHAT WAS IT LIKE, tO COME BACK,
ARADIA: i dont know if i can explain that
ARADIA: it was like waking up from a very long dream
ARADIA: and anything i could want to do was there in front of me
ARADIA: all the wonderful things in the world
ARADIA: sand and starlight
ARADIA: and my friends
ARADIA: it is like a great big map unfurled in front of me and i have not even gotten started exploring
TAVROS: tHAT SOUNDS NICE,
TAVROS: lIKE YOU WILL CONTINUE, tHE GOOD OL TEAM CHARGE LEGACY,
TAVROS: i GUESS WHAT I AM TRYING TO SAY, aND HAVE BEEN TRYING TO, iS THAT,,,
TAVROS: i WISH I WASN'T DEAD,
ARADIA: oh
ARADIA: tavros :(
ARADIA: i dont know what to say
TAVROS: tHAT'S OKAY,
TAVROS: i WASN’T REALLY EXPECTING YOU TO JOLLY ME OUT OF MY GHOST SULK,
TAVROS: i THINK I JUST WANTED TO SAY, oNE LAST TIME, wHILE PARADOX SPACE IS STILL LISTENING,
TAVROS: tHAT IT SUCKS,
TAVROS: aND IT’S NOT FAIR,
TAVROS: aND THAT’S REALLY ALL THERE IS TO IT,
TAVROS: aND I KNOW THAT IT’S NOT FAIR FOR ANYONE, eLSE HERE EITHER,
TAVROS: aND THAT YOU CAN’T FIX IT FOR ME,
TAVROS: bUT I JUST THOUGHT, i WOULD HOLD ONTO THE SENTIMENT FOR A LITTLE BIT, bECAUSE IT FEELS RIGHT,
TAVROS: aND NOT TO BOO HOO ON, tHE NICE THINGS YOU SAID, bECAUSE THEY WERE NICE,
TAVROS: i ACTUALLY REALLY APPRECIATE IT,
TAVROS: bUT THAT'S WHY, i GUESS THE WAY I AM FEELING RIGHT NOW, iS NOT TRIUMPHANT,

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TAVROS: ,,,yOU'RE GOING TO LEAVE,
TAVROS: i MEAN, yOU CAN'T STAY HERE WITH US,
TAVROS: yOU'RE NOT DEAD,
TAVROS: aND I THINK, wHEN YOU LEAVE, yOU, uM,
TAVROS: cAN'T COME BACK,
TAVROS: sO THIS IS GOODBYE, iSN'T IT
ARADIA: not just yet
ARADIA: im going to stick around for a while
ARADIA: but yes
ARADIA: eventually ill leave
ARADIA: and then i wont see you again
TAVROS: oH,,,
TAVROS: aRE YOU SAD,
ARADIA: i am sad, in a way
ARADIA: i like being able to see you
ARADIA: but ill be okay, tavros
ARADIA: i know i have been lucky enough to get the time that i did
ARADIA: this is an important and cosmic moment
ARADIA: how i feel right now, ive never been prouder to be alive
TAVROS: i'M GLAD,
TAVROS: i THINK, tHAT IS HOW YOU SHOULD FEEL,
TAVROS: ,,,
TAVROS: i'M SORRY YOU GOT HURT BACK THEN, tRYING TO STICK UP FOR ME,
ARADIA: that wasnt your fault
ARADIA: i knew what i was getting into
ARADIA: and i dont regret it either
ARADIA: i would do it all again!
TAVROS: aW, tHANKS, uM,
TAVROS: nOT TO THANK YOU, fOR GETTING MURDERED,
TAVROS: tHAT WOULD BE DUMB,

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ARADIA: you arent proud of what you did?
TAVROS: i WOULDN'T SAY THAT, eXACTLY,
TAVROS: aFTER SEEING GCATAVROSPRITE, aND ALSO KNOWING THAT THIS IS THE END, iT PROMPTED SOME REFLECTION, aND INTROSPECTION, i GUESS
TAVROS: lIKE, tHIS IS REALLY IT,
TAVROS: a BUNCH OF THINGS NEVER STOPPED FROM HAPPENING, aND NOW I'M A GHOST,
TAVROS: wHICH WAS HONESTLY KIND OF OKAY, fOR A WHILE,
TAVROS: iT WAS LIKE A BREAK,
ARADIA: i know what you mean
ARADIA: life isnt always easy
TAVROS: mHMM,
TAVROS: bUT NOW,
TAVROS: WHAT I DID,
TAVROS: i JUST DON'T THINK, iT SOLVED ANY OF MY PROBLEMS REALLY,
ARADIA: well how could it
ARADIA: the problem when you were alive was that somebody wanted to hurt you
ARADIA: and they did
ARADIA: youre not a problem
ARADIA: you never were
ARADIA: you were always brave and sweet and you tried to be good to people
TAVROS: oH,
TAVROS: iT'S PRETTY OBVIOUS, wHEN YOU PUT IT THAT WAY, hUH,
ARADIA: you would think so, but i understand if its not
ARADIA: if youre not careful someone elses voice can get into your head
ARADIA: and it can say awful things
ARADIA: if you listen to it enough of course you will start to act it out in reality
TAVROS: bUT NOT YOU,
TAVROS: yOU NEVER, lET IT GET TO YOU,
ARADIA: neither did you!
ARADIA: not really
ARADIA: you inspired me
ARADIA: even back there at lord english
ARADIA: i saw you up there and i couldnt help myself
ARADIA: i remembered all the fun we used to have together
ARADIA: i guess i wanted to relive that a little while we had the chance
TAVROS: wE SURE DID, hAVE SOME GOOD TIMES, dIDN'T WE,
TAVROS: wITH TEREZI, aND EVERYBODY,
TAVROS: eVEN VRISKA A LITTLE, i GUESS, wHEN SHE WASN'T BEING AWFUL,
ARADIA: even vriska!
TAVROS: hEH, yEAH,,,
TAVROS: ,,,aRADIA?
ARADIA: yes?
TAVROS: iT IS JUST,,,

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TAVROS: i THINK I MAY HAVE SCARED HIM OFF WITH MY GRUMPY ATTITUDE, aND CRITICISMS OF HIS PERSONAL CHOICES }:(
ARADIA: that doesn’t sound like the tavros i know
TAVROS: i KNOW,
ARADIA: whats going on
TAVROS: gOING ON WITH WHAT?
ARADIA: with you dummy!
TAVROS: ,,,
ARADIA: ...
TAVROS: aRADIA?
ARADIA: yes?
TAVROS: cOULD WE MAYBE, TALK, BEFORE WE GO SEE THE OTHERS, aND WHAT THEY ARE DOING,
ARADIA: oh...
ARADIA: of course
ARADIA: whats wrong?

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ARADIA: hey!
ARADIA: i leave you alone for five minutes and come back to find twice as many of you
ARADIA: though im curious how being part cat is working out for... tavrosprite?
ARADIA: with the allergies
GCATAVROSPRITE: uH,, hI ARADIA,
GCATAVROSPRITE: iT’S GCATAVROSPRITE, aCTUALLY,,,
GCATAVROSPRITE: aND AS FOR THE,, aLLERGIES, tHAT WAS GOING,, NOT VERY GOOD, aT ALL,
GCATAVROSPRITE: bUT MEENAH FIXED IT, sO IT’S FINE NOW,,
TAVROS: i’M NOT SURE THAT WHAT MEENAH DID COULD REALLY BE CONSIDERED FIXING ANYTHING,
GCATAVROSPRITE: i SAID,,, IT’S FINE,
TAVROS: wELL i’M NEVER, eVER, gOING TO LET HER PAT ME ON THE BACK,
TAVROS: eVER,
ARADIA: it sounds like a lot has been going on over here
ARADIA: but you should join sollux and the others with me
ARADIA: youve already missed eridan stepping on his own scarf
GCATAVROSPRITE: aS FUN AS, uH,, tHAT SOUNDS,, i’M JUST GOING TO ABSOLUTELY NOT DO THAT AT ALL,
GCATACROSPRITE: aND INSTEAD FLOAT AROUND A BIT, aND UM, tHINK ABOUT SOME THINGS,
GCATAVROSPRITE: fAR AWAY, fROM ANYBODY, sCARF TREADING OR OTHERWISE,
GCATAVROSPRITE: gOODBYE,

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TAVROS: i FEEL LIKE MAYBE THAT WAS, kIND OF A RUSHED DECISION, tHAT YOU COULD HAVE TAKEN MORE TIME, aND THOUGHT WITH,
TAVROS: tHOUGHTS LIKE, fOR EXAMPLE, “wHAT IF I NEED MY IMMUNE SYSTEM LATER ON,”
GCATAVROSPRITE: wHAT DECISION,,,
GCATAVROSPRITE: i DIDN’T MAKE ANY DECISIONS,
GCATAVROSPRITE: a TERRIFYING GIRL MADE THE DECISION FOR ME,
GCATAVROSPRITE: aS USUAL,
TAVROS: }:(
TAVROS: wELL MAYBE YOU SHOULD, uH, sTOP LETTING THAT HAPPEN, tHEN,
GCATAVROSPRITE: aRE YOU EVEN LISTENING TO YOURSELF RIGHT NOW,
GCATAVROSPRITE: bECAUSE IF YOU WERE, yOU WOULD DISCOVER THAT YOU ARE BEING A HUGE HYPOCRITE,,,
GCATAVROSPRITE: aND ALSO, kIND OF A JERK,
TAVROS: tHAT’S NOT TRUE, aND I’LL TELL YOU WHY NOT,
TAVROS: ,,,
GCATAVROSPRITE: ,,,
TAVROS: aNY MOMENT A, cOMPLETELY REASONABLE, uH, rEASON WILL COME TO ME, aND THEN I WILL TELL YOU IT, aND YOU’LL SEE THAT I’M RIGHT
TAVROS: ,,,
GCATAVROSPRITE: ,,,
TAVROS: ,,, vERY SOON,
GCATAVROSPRITE: ,,,
TAVROS: ,,,
GCATAVROSPRITE: i’M WAITING,,
TAVROS: ,,,
TAVROS: oK, sO IT TURNS OUT I’M A HUGE HYPOCRITE,
GCATAVROSPRITE: aND A JERK,
TAVROS: aND MAYBE, iN THIS ONE INSTANCE, iN PARTICULAR, a BIT OF A JERK,
GCATAVROSPRITE: wHAT, eXACTLY IS UP WITH THAT, bECAUSE WE’RE NOT LIKE THIS, uSUALLY,
TAVROS: i REALLY DON'T KNOW,
TAVROS: mAYBE IT IS JUST KIND OF UPSETTING TO WATCH THIS SORT OF THING HAPPENING TO YOU?
GCATAVROSPRITE: yOU'RE TELLING THIS, tO ME?
GCATAVROSPRITE: tHE PERSON IT IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING TO,
TAVROS: nO, oKAY, tHAT IS FAIR,
TAVROS: i'M SORRY,
TAVROS: i THINK IT'S JUST THAT PEOPLE KEEP, CONGRATULATING ME FOR STOMPING ON LORD ENGLISH'S BIG, gREEN HEAD,
GCATAVROSPRITE: (oH, wOW, yOU DID THAT,)
GCATAVROSPRITE: (tHAT'S COOL,)
TAVROS: sEE WHAT I MEAN,
TAVROS: bUT I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY, bECAUSE IT DIDN’T REALLY ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING IN PARTICULAR,
TAVROS: aND ALSO, sOME PEOPLE ARE TREATING ME DIFFERENTLY NOW, aS IF I HAD COMPLETED SOME SORT OF, tRANSFORMATION OR, uH, pERSONAL INNER JOURNEY, aND MATURED, fINALLY, aS A PERSON
GCATAVROSPRITE: sHOULDN’T THAT, bE A GOOD THING,
TAVROS: iT WOULD BE, iF IT HAD ACTUALLY HAPPENED
TAVROS: bUT I DON’T FEEL ANY DIFFERENT, aND I DON’T THINK IT’S JUST, mE NOT BEING ABLE TO SEE IT, i THINK THAT I REALLY AM,,,
TAVROS: sTUCK,
TAVROS: bEING SIX SWEEPS OLD, fOREVER, aS A DEAD GHOST, wHICH SEEMED VERY APPEALING TO ME oNCE,
TAVROS: bUT NOW THAT I HAVE EXPERIENCED IT FOR A WHILE, iT IS PRETTY MUCH BULLSHIT,
GCATAVROSPRITE: iS THAT, a PUN TOWARD–
TAVROS: nO!
TAVROS: iT IS JUST, tHE TRUTH,
TAVROS: sOLLUX HAD A POINT, wHICH IS JUST AS DEMORALIZING TO SAY, aS IT IS TO LOOK AT YOUR CAT EARS,
TAVROS: iT’S LIKE, tHE THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED, dON'T QUITE FIT TOGETHER IN MY HEAD, tO PRODUCE ANY KIND OF DEFINITIVE EMOTIONAL RESULT, aND IT’S,
TAVROS: rEALLY CONFUSING,
GCATAVROSPRITE: ,,,
GCATAVROSPRITE: wELL, THAT DOES NOT, sOUND GOOD,,
GCATAVROSPRITE: bUT CONSIDER,,,
GCATAVROSPRITE: yOUR PERSONAL, uH, TRANSFORMATION JOURNEY, COULD HAVE INVOLVED, bECOMING PART MEOWBEAST,,
TAVROS: ,,,
TAVROS: tHIS IS TRUE,

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MEENAH: hows that? betta?
GCATAVROSPRITE: wHAT THE,,
GCATAVROSPRITE: wHAT DID YOU, DO??
GCATAVROSPRITE: tHAT SEEMS LIKE THE, kIND OF THING,, yOU SHOULD WARN A PERSON ABOUT, FIRST,
GCATAVROSPRITE: ,,,
GCATAVROSPRITE: bUT,
GCATAVROSPRITE: aCTUALLY, YES,,
GCATAVROSPRITE: tHAT FEELS A LOT BETTER }:3
MEENAH: fuck yeah it does, dont underestimate me smallfry
TAVROS: oUT OF, uM, CURIOSITY, wHAT EXACTLY DID YOU DO?
MEENAH: you know your immune system
TAVROS: yES,
GCATAVROSPRITE: iT'S THE THING THAT, mAKES ME HAVE ALLERGIES, rIGHT,
MEENAH: well clasper, lemme spin it this way, you dont gotta worry about yours no more
GCATAVROSPRITE: ,,,
TAVROS: i’M SURE THAT NOTHING ABOUT THIS SOLUTION COULD EVER GO, hORRIBLY WRONG,
TAVROS: (dOES iT EVEN WORK LIKE THAT, oN A DREAMING HOLOGRAM SELF,)
MEENAH: (shell if i know bouy could be plaseabo effect for all i care)
TAVROS: iT'S EVEN MORE ALARMING TO ME, tHAT YOU DON'T KNOW,
MEENAH: waterever
MEENAH: hey you want me to get you too
TAVROS: nO,
TAVROS: i AM VERY SURE ABOUT THAT,
MEENAH: suit yourshellf
MEENAH: anywaves, my work heres done
MEENAH: no reefunds

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MEENAH: whupow

16/10/16
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MEENAH: which one of yous makin all the racket
MEENAH: is it pupa pan or clasper the frondly ghost
TAVROS: ,,,
GCATAVROSPRITE: uH,
GCATAVROSPRITE: sORRY, tHAT WOULD BE, mE,,
MEENAH: well knock it the shell off, some of us have important shit to discuss
MEENAH: can barely hear myself talk trash over here
GCATAVROSPRITE: iT’S NOT REALLY SOMETHING, uH, VOLUNTARY,,
GCATAVROSPRITE: tHAT I, oR ANYONE ELSE, cAN HELP
GCATAVROSPRITE: *sniff*
MEENAH: ...
MEENAH: ocray, lemme try somefin reel quick
GCATAVROSPRITE: }:?c

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GCATAVROSPRITE: oH,, nOOOO
GCATAVROSPRITE: i FORGOT, tHAT BEING AAAAA,,
GCATAVROSPRITE: aSLEEP,
GCATAVROSPRITE: mEANT NOT REALLY,, bEING, aSLEEP!
GCATAVROSPRITE: aAAAAAAAA,,,
GCATAVROSPRITE: <img src="http://i.imgur.com/LgCXEFw.gif">
TAVROS: oH MY GOD,
TAVROS: wHY ARE YOU A THING, tHAT EXISTS,
GCATAVROSPRITE: i DON’T, aAAA,
GCATAVROSPRITE: *sniff*
GCATAVROSPRITE: kNOOOOOW!!
TAVROS: wOW, aRE YOU ACTUALLY ALLERGIC, tO YOURSELF?
TAVROS: nO, nO, tHIS IS A THING, tHAT IS SO AWFUL, tHAT I PLAINLY REFUSE FOR IT TO BE A THING THAT IS HAPPENING,
TAVROS: iN FACT, i AM GOING TO JUST, tURN AROUND AND CLOSE MY EYES,
TAVROS: aND MAYBE, iF I AM VERY LUCKY, iT WON'T BE A THING WHEN I TURN BACK aROUND,,,
GCATAVROSPRITE: aAAAACHOOO,,,
TAVROS: oH NO,
TAVROS: i CAN STILL HEAR IT,
GCATAVROSPRITE: aND I CAN HEAR YOU, tALKING ABOUT ME,
TAVROS: lOOK, oKAY, i AM SORRY
TAVROS: bUT YOU ARE INCREDIBLY DISTRESSING, fOR ME TO LOOK AT,
TAVROS: tHIS IS REALLY JUST, kIND OF UPSETTING,
TAVROS: iT’S LIKE I CAN FEEL MY SELF ESTEEM GETTING VERY SMALL AND, cRAWLING INTO A SQUEAKBEAST TUNNEL,
TAVROS: pOSSIBLY TO DIE,
GCATAVROSPRITE: hOW DO YOU,, tHINK I FEEL!!
GCATAVROSPRITE: eSPECIALLY SINCE THIS TALK OF SQUEAKBEASTS, iS MAKING ME WANT TO CHAAA,,
GCATAVROSPRITE: AAAAA,,,
GCATAVROSPRITE: aAAASE, *sniff*,, sOMETHING,
TAVROS: eHEH,,,
TAVROS: ,,,nO, nO THIS IS, nOT A THING THAT IS FUNNY, aT ALL,
TAVROS: iN FACT I'M SORRY, fOR EVEN HAVING TO SAY THAT,
TAVROS: sEE IF YOU, cAN CALM DOWN, iT MIGHT HELP,
GCATAVROSPRITE: ,,,
GCATAVROSPRITE: }:{
TAVROS: hOW DID THIS, uM, hAPPEN TO YOU,
GCATAVROSPRITE: i'M NOT, sURE,
GCATAVROSPRITE: a CAT WAS THROWN AT ME, aND ALSO I WAS THE CAT,,,,
GCATAVROSPRITE: bUT SINCE I FELL ASLEEP I SUSPECT, dEEP DOWN IN MY PUMP BISCUIT, iT WAS THE PERSON, hE WAS TALKING TO,
GCATAVROSPRITE: tHAT HAD THE IDEA,,,
TAVROS: oH,
TAVROS: nO,
TAVROS: dON'T TELL ME, yOU ARE REFERRING TO WHO I THINK YOU MIGHT BE,
GCATAVROSPRITE: oKAY,
GCATAVROSPRITE: i WON'T TELL YOU THEN,
GCATAVROSPRITE: aLL I REALLY KNOW IS, tHAT IT’S AWFUL,
GCATAVROSPRITE: aAAA,,
GCATAVROSPRITE: aAAAAAAA!!!
GCATAVROSPRITE: <img src="http://i.imgur.com/LgCXEFw.gif">
TAVROS: aWFUL IS VERY MUCH, wHAT IT IS, tHAT MUCH I CAN SEE,
TAVROS: i DON’T KNOW IF, bEING DEAD CURES ALLERGIES OR NOT,
TAVROS: bUT, jUST IN CASE I THINK, tHAT YOU SHOULD STAY OVER THERE,
TAVROS: aND I WILL STAND, aLL THE WAY OVER HERE, aND TRY TO BELIEVE WITH MY WHOLE AND ENTIRE PUMP BISCUIT,
TAVROS: tHAT ONE OF US DOES NOT EXIST,
SOLLUX: (c0uld y0u pretend a little quieter, s0me of us are trying t0 c0me t0 terms with 0ur imminent m0rtality 0ver here.)
ARADIA: (sollux!)
SOLLUX: (fine, fine, keep yelling, ill just put these eyepatches 0ver my ears. Y0ull all be stuck l00king at my grues0me 0cular caverns, but what the fuck d0 i care, i w0nt be able t0 hear y0u c0mplain t0 me ab0ut it.)
FEFERI: (SOLLUX!!)
GCATAVROSPRITE: nONEXISTENCE IS SOUNDING, kIND OF NOT TERRIBLE RIGHT NOW,,,
GCATAVROSPRITE: *sniff*
TAVROS: oH NO,
TAVROS: i WOULD’T GO SO FAR AS TO SAY THAT, eVEN IF THE SITUATION, sUCH AS IT APPEARS TO BE, iSN’T IDEAL,
GCATAVROSPRITE: tHAT’S FINE FOR YOU,, TO SAY
GCATAVROSPRITE: yOU’RE NOT, THE ONE STUCK WITH CA-AAAA
GCATAVROSPRITE: aAAA,,
GCATAVROSPRITE: aAAAAAA,,,
GCATAVROSPRITE: <img src="http://i.imgur.com/LgCXEFw.gif">
GCATAVROSPRITE: cAT EARS,
GCATAVROSPRITE: *sniff*

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TAVROS: oH NO,
TAVROS: wHAT,
TAVROS: tHE HELL, iS THAT,

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LATULA: 4w, dont t34s3 the l1ttl3 dud3, thats not cool
LATULA: 4nd you, l1ttl3 dude, no n33d to b3 3mb4rr4ss3d, m3 and 3v3ry0n3 3ls3 s4w you k1ck1ng butt 4t th3 b1g boss b4ttl3
LATULA: 1t w4s h3llz 0f r4d! Y0u w3r3 just bust1n a mov3 on m34n 4nd gr33ns h34d l1k3 you d1d 1t 3v3ry 3v3n1ng b3for3 br34kf4st
TAVROS: oH NO,
TAVROS: rEGARDLESS, tO THE AMOUNT OF COOL THAT ANYTHING I DID WAS, i REALLY DON'T NEED IT BROUGHT UP, oVER,
TAVROS: aND OVER,,,
TAVROS: i AM SURE THAT MOST OF THE COOLNESS, wAS COMPLETELY ACCIDENTAL,
LATULA: w3ll 1 th1nk y0ur3 s3lling yours3lf short, shortstack, but 1 c4nt  t3ll you how to f33l 4bout th1ngs
MEENAH: yeah that ships more araneas territory anemoneway
MEENAH: shes always got a load a carp about how whatever yoar thinkin on a thing aint the right thing
MEENAH: speakin of ol windfang, where the shell she glubbed off to now
MEENAH: shes gotta have fuckin died right
MEENAH: aint no way she turned the tide pike she was banking on
MEENAH: an its naut like her to miss a captive audience so what the fuck
PORRIM: We’ll just have to+ pro+ceed witho+ut her, so+meho+w, as unthinkable as that is.
MEENAH: ...
MEENAH: well look whos bein a judgemental beach
PORRIM: Excuse me?
MEENAH: actin like serkets such bad company like yous always such a ray of glubbin moonshine
MEENAH: cuz literally who asked
PORRIM: I’d remark surprise o+n yo+u starting this right here, right no+w, at the mo+ment when it co+uldn't be more distracting or petty, but that wo+uld be to+tal insincerity.
PORRIM: If yo+u have a specific co+mplaint, I’m all ears.
LATULA: uh, h3y, m4yb3 4ll of us bod4c1ous l4d13s should try to g3t 4long
MEENAH: ocray but consider this
MEENAH: fuck that
MEENAH: you have literally no idea the day that ive had
MEENAH: im pumped up an fucked up and i aint takin nomobys shit capishe
PORRIM: No+, yo+u seem mo+re in the giving so+rt o+f mo+o+d, to+day.
MEENAH: oh thats it
MEENAH: you and me gill verbal smackdown right now im drawin the line in the sand right here with the fork
TAVROS: i’M JUST GOING TO, eXCUSE MYSELF, oVER TOWARDS THIS DIRECTION, wHERE THERE IS LESS BICKERING,
LATULA: go for 1t b4t4r4m
LATULA: 1 th1nk th3yr3 gonn4 b3 4t 1t for 4 wh1l3
TAVROS: wAIT,

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PORRIM: Speaking o+f co+mpatrio+ts…
PORRIM: Hello+ Latula, Meenah.
PORRIM: Welco+me to+ the party, such as it is.
MEENAH: aint no fuckin party
MEENAH: shit is just sad tbh
(SOLLUX: thank y0u.)
LATULA: w3ll now th4t two m0r3 r4d grlz 4r3 1n th3 house th1s p4rty c4n r34lly g3t j4mm1n
LATULA: h1 f1v3, m3rryg4mz!
LATULA: ...
LATULA: grl, 1ts 4wfully h4rd to g1v3 y0u f1ve wh3n your 4rms 4r3 cross3d l1k3 th4t
PORRIM: Is it? Ho+w unfo+rtunate.
LATULA: l4m3, pormst4r
LATULA: but th4t just sh0ws h0w much y0u n33d my h3lp to m4k3 th1s p4rty wh3r3 1ts 4T!
PORRIM: So+o+n this will be the o+nly place where it’s po+ssible fo+r anything to+ be “at”, but I take yo+ur meaning.
PORRIM: It is go+o+d to see you, Latula. And Meenah to+o+, I suppo+se.
MEENAH: dont sound so glubbin excited
MEENAH: but hey
MEENAH: i bet pupa pan here is happy to sea me at least
TAVROS: uH,
MEENAH: seemed pretty accommodatin last time we met, anywaves
MEENAH: lettin me get all up and perch--onal with your headgear
TAVROS: ,,,
TAVROS: tHE PUNS TOWARD ME, dON’T STOP FROM HAPPENING,

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PORRIM: Yo+ur friends certainly are a lively bunch. Which I suppo+se is o+nly to+ be expected fro+m the actually alive o+nes.
TAVROS: tHAT IS, uH, oNE WAY OF EXPRESSING IT,
TAVROS: oNE OF THE MORE POLITE WAYS, pROBABLY,
PORRIM: Perhaps it is just that even the dead o+nes have been dead fo+r a relatively sho+rter amo+unt o+f time than my o+wn co+mpatrio+ts.
PORRIM: The immense span o+f an afterlife created fro+m the memo+ries o+f a few sho+rt lifetimes, recycled in perpetuity, can weigh o+n a so+ul, like a ho+t iro+n pressing all of the well-wo+rn, rumpled character o+ut o+f a sweater.
PORRIM: I fear we’ve all beco+me so+mewhat two+ dimensio+nal.
TAVROS: wELL YOU LOOK, pRETTY THREE DIMENSIONAL TO ME,
TAVROS: nOT THAT I WAS LOOKING, aT ANY OF YOUR DIMENSIONS, oTHER THAN THAT OF YOU BEING A COOL GHOST LADY, wHO IS ALSO A REALLY, vERY GOOD GUIDE, aND SAYS A LOT OF UNDOUBTABLY SMART THINGS, tHAT I DON’T UNDERSTAND,
TAVROS: aT ALL,
TAVROS: ,,,
TAVROS: tHAT WAS AN ATTEMPT TO COMPLIMENT YOU IN A, uM, APPROPRIATE AND NOT OVERLY PERSONAL OR SUGGESTIVE MANNER,
TAVROS: bUT I THINK THAT, MAYBE, iT SOUNDED BETTER AND LESS AWKWARD IN MY HEAD,
PORRIM: Well, I accept the co+mpliment in the spirit it was intended. I think.
TAVROS: wAS THAT ALSO A PUN, oN ACCOUNT OF WE ARE ALL GHOSTS,
PORRIM: ...

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FEFERI: Well t)(en, Mr. Lifeblood of t)(e Congregation, w)(y don’t you get your skinny bass over )(ere and pass around some s)(ellutations to more of our friends.
FEFERI: I’m sure t)(ey’ll all be T)(RILL-----ED to sea you!
SOLLUX: yeah, “thrilled” is usually h0w pe0ple l00k t0 see me.
ARADIA: i always am!
SOLLUX: thats because y0ure a weird0
SOLLUX: but
SOLLUX: thanks
ARADIA: tavros, do you want to come with?
ARADIA: im sure all the others would be excited to see you as well!
TAVROS: oH, uM, i MIGHT ACTUALLY MAKE MYSELF SCARCE, uNTIL THE EXCITEMENT WEARS OFF A LITTLE,
TAVROS: iF YOU UNDERSTAND,
ARADIA: i think i do
ARADIA: ill come find you later!
TAVROS: oKAY,
TAVROS: hAVE FUN,

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FEFERI: O)( put a cork in it Sollux!!
FEFERI: Suc)( an extravagant turn of events deserves an equally extravagant CORPS-E PARTY! 38)
SOLLUX: gr0an
ARADIA: i think we were always having a corpse party in a sense
ARADIA: weve just finally made it official
ARADIA: and the best part is that all of you are finally here in one place
ARADIA: it is good to see all of my friends again
TAVROS: yOUR FRIENDS, wHO ARE CONVENIENTLY ALSO THE CORPSES,
ARADIA: precisely!
SOLLUX: that's my p0int.
SOLLUX: haven’t we already d0ne this.
SOLLUX: eheheh, check us 0ut being happy g0 lucky d0uchebags, eheheheheheh, s0 what if all of existence is packing it up like a drifter's bindle and waltzing d0wn the railr0ad tracks int0 the sunset never t0 be seen again.
SOLLUX: im just saying its giving me s0me seri0us deja vu.
FEFERI: )(OW many times do I need to ask you to knock it off! We are )(aving a good time because a good time is w)(at needs to be )(ad!
FEFERI: Some of us would like to get over all of t)(at tiresome dramatic carp and just LIV---E a little!
SOLLUX: living while being dead.
SOLLUX: 0k.
ARADIA: come on sollux just let her live
SOLLUX: that is literally the 0nly thing i CANT let her d0.
SOLLUX: like it 0r n0t i have t0 be the breaks 0n this pimped 0ut hearse careening t0wards a big vague space cliff.
PORRIM: (Let's avo+id the cliff metapho+rs, if we can.)
SOLLUX: (0h fuck, 00ps.)
TAVROS: i AM GOING TO STOP IGNORING YOU TO SAY, oNCE AGAIN, tHAT YOU ARE DOING THE THING YOU SAID YOU WEREN'T GOING TO DO,
FEFERI: Y-EA)( Sollux, you're c)(anging your tuna like a fussy sus)(i c)(ef!! 38/
SOLLUX: 0kay, y0u g0t me, i'm just playing al0ng.
SOLLUX: i'm actually pretty thrilled t0 see y0u guys feeling chipper
SOLLUX: i really mean it.
SOLLUX: but s0me0ne has t0 add a certain am0unt of realist perspective.
SOLLUX: 0therwise karma will c0me d0wn 0n 0ur heads like tw0 t0ns 0f sp0iled tr0ut 0ff the back of an imperial delivery truck.
FEFERI: YUM! 389
SOLLUX: 0h g00d
SOLLUX: now that i have image in my head i can remain pr0perly c0arse and s0ur f0r the wh0le functi0n.
FEFERI: I seariously doubt t)(at, buddy. I can tell you're already perking up!
FEFERI: T)(e atmosp)(ere )(ere is dolp)(initely bubbling. 38)
ARADIA: it is pretty great isnt it
ARADIA: i couldnt have planned it better myself
FEFERI: If I didn’t know better I would t)(ink you DID plan it yourself!!
FEFERI: But I do know better, so i don’t just t)(ink it.
FEFERI: I KNOW it!!!!
FEFERI: You can't pull the WOOL over my eyes gillfrond.
ARADIA: that is highly overestimating the amount of premonition involved
ARADIA: truthfully we have porrim to thank for being such a generous host
PORRIM: Do+n't mentio+n it. Our little co+ngregatio+n here was practically predestined.
FEFERI: Reelly??
PORRIM: Well, as far as I kno+w.
PORRIM: If it was, wo+uld that "reely" be a surprise?
FEFERI: )(mmmmm.
FEFERI: Not exactly!
FEFERI: I just t)(ink it's curious you would put it that way.
FEFERI: O)(, and in all the excitement I almost forgot the OT)(ER person we )(ave to t)(ank!
FEFERI: Tavros I gotta congratulate you. 38)
FEFERI: T)(at w)(ole t)(ing wit)( t)(e army was very impressive!
TAVROS: uM,
TAVROS: iT'S REALLY FINE,
TAVROS: oR SHOULD I SAY, uM, REELY FINE,
SOLLUX: yeah feferi, let him 0ff the h00k.
FEFERI: )(oly s)(it, you guys are so bad at t)(is! I literally just used t)(at one.
FEFERI: But it's ocray, I love you anyway. 38P
TAVROS: tHANKS, i TRIED,
TAVROS: bUT I REALLY MEAN IT, tHAT THIS WHOLE PARTY THING, wHILE SOUNDING LIKE A FUN TIME, iS NOT SOMETHING THAT HAS TO BE DONE ON BEHALF OF ME, eVEN PARTIALLY,
TAVROS: i AM JUST HAPPY, tO SEE YOU GUYS HAPPY,
FEFERI: No need to be...
FEFERI: Koi about it!
TAVROS: pFF,
SOLLUX: i think tavr0s has the right idea, relevance being the t0tal crapsh00t that it is.
SOLLUX: have any 0f us actually aspired t0 make a difference and c0me 0ut better f0r it?
SOLLUX: last time i had any sort 0f effect 0n anything i had t0 squeeze a g00d p0rti0n 0f my 0wn bl00d 0ut 0f my face h0les.
SOLLUX: it's n0t really something i want t0 tempt fate by celebrating.
TAVROS: eW,
SOLLUX: 0h yeah, it was grues0me alright.
SOLLUX: s0 if y0u want to just sit there and d0wnplay y0ur c0ntributi0ns i'm all f0r it. its better t0 stick t0 y0ur vehicle traversment c0lumn.
SOLLUX: we'll be trusty partners in letting parad0x space mind its 0wn business while th0se tw0 glub their hearts 0ut ab0ut death and eldritch h0rror.
FEFERI: GLUB GLUB GLUB!
TAVROS: tHAT DOES SOUND, sORT OF LIKE A NICE PLAN,
SOLLUX: y0u see fef, my d0wn t0 the gr0und fuddy-duddying is pr0ving integral t0 the wh0le gestalt.
SOLLUX: im practically the beating heart 0f these shenanigans.

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FEFERI: Look at you, Aradia! T)(at outfit is GR--EAT! 38)
FEFERI: T)(e perfect getup for sweeping away time's last moments into a tidy little corner. T)(is place is gonna be spick and span w)(en you're done wit)( it, I'll bet.
FEFERI: It was getting a little messy at t)(e end t)(ere. Even our poor slumberbuddies glubbed t)(eir tense lamentations into my )(ead at t)(e sorry state of affairs.
ARADIA: yes!
ARADIA: that is why i am so excited to see you
ARADIA: youre the captive audience of the great spectators of the void
ARADIA: i absolutely have to hear what they are saying
FEFERI: )(-E )(-E, are you saying you're...
FEFERI: DYING to )(ear it? 38D
ARADIA: yes!
ARADIA: in fact you can say i am waiting with...
ARADIA: baited breath!
FEFERI: AW ARADIA, t)(at one is so lame t)(at I cannot even pretend to be impressed!
FEFERI: But... you look so cute right now t)(at I dont even care.
TAVROS: tHE PUNS, kEEP HAPPENING,
SOLLUX: (shhh, d0n't interrupt)
SOLLUX: (l00k at h0w much fun they're having.)
TAVROS: (i THOUGHT, yOU HATED FUN,)
SOLLUX: (i kn0w what i said, now hush.)
FEFERI: I am really glad SOM-EBODY is able to )(ave a good time wit)( all t)(is.
FEFERI: I was beginning to worry I was t)(e only one w)(o could compre)(end t)(e value of t)(eir generous gift!
FEFERI: It's going to serve as a great vantage point for t)(e curtain call.
ARADIA: we have you to thank for that
FEFERI: YOU'R-E W-ELCOM-E! 38)
FEFERI: GOS)( it's good to be appreciated.
FEFERI: I )(ave some sad news, t)(oug)(.
ARADIA: oh?
FEFERI: Our poor tangle friends are curling away into t)(e unfat)(omable dimensions beyond t)(e )(orizon.
FEFERI: Once t)(e green sun was destroyed, t)(ey let out a last beautiful song and went very quiet.
FEFERI: You see.
FEFERI: I t)(ink t)(ey knew t)(at it would be t)(is way.
FEFERI: Now t)(ey )(ave not)(ing else to w)(isper to me. 38(
ARADIA: that makes sense to me
ARADIA: their medium is deeply woven with the aspect of time as much as any other
FEFERI: Probubbly!
SOLLUX: what are y0u seri0us.
SOLLUX: why n0t just tell us then and save us the trouble.
FEFERI: Because it doesn't translate well, silly!
SOLLUX: 0h duh 0f c0urse.
SOLLUX: i sh0uld have guessed that 0n acc0unt 0f it being h0w literally everything w0rks ar0und here.
TAVROS: nOW YOU, aRE INTERRUPTING,
SOLLUX: are y0u just g0ing t0 stand here saying things until y0u tell me everything i already kn0w.
SOLLUX: because we c0uld be here a while.
TAVROS: oH, i GET IT,
TAVROS: yOU ARE BEING, pURPOSEFULLY INTRANSIGENT, aND INSINCERELY RUDE, i GUESS TO BE FUNNY,
TAVROS: bUT IT'S NOT FUNNY, sO I'M GOING TO JUST IGNORE IT,
FEFERI: Bot)( of you cut it out!!
FEFERI: Me and Aradia are trying to glub )(ere.
FEFERI: I'm saying w)(atever goals t)(ey )(ad in assisting us are accomplis)(ed and t)(e ec)(oes of t)(eir final glub are all t)(at remain.
FEFERI: Like pretty ripples in a big blue pond!
FEFERI: And soon t)(e surface will be as smoot)( and clear as an uncracked pane of glass on a candy vendor storefront.
FEFERI: Glub Glub Siiig)(.
ARADIA: whats wrong?
FEFERI: O)( not)(ing, I was just getting nostalgic.
FEFERI: I t)(ink I am going to miss t)(em.
FEFERI: But yes, t)(e gods clammed up real good.
FEFERI: If you wanted to talk to any of t)(em now, you'd almost )(ave better luck wit)( t)(e D-EAD ones.
ARADIA: :O
ARADIA: like communing with their ghosts??
FEFERI: ARADIA!
FEFERI: T)(at would be an --EXTR---EM--ELY DANG--EROUS way of tampering wit)( t)(e order of t)(ings beyond our understanding!
FEFERI: W)(O KNOWS w)(at conseaquences could be wroug)(t!!!!!
FEFERI: ...
ARADIA: ...
FEFERI: W--E S)(OULD TOTA--E-ELY DO IT!!!
SOLLUX: 0kay, as cute as this is i'm cutting y0u tw0 0ff.

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ARADIA: sollux!
SOLLUX: aradia.
TAVROS: aRADIA,
ARADIA: tavros!
SOLLUX: s0llux.
SOLLUX: n0 wait im trying n0t to get r0ped up int0 this saccharine g00f party.
SOLLUX: the wh0le p0int was to gr0und y0u guys bef0re y0u c0mpetely l0se perspective.
SOLLUX: what are y0u tw0 d0ing.
ARADIA: having fun!!
SOLLUX: what like.
SOLLUX: right n0w.
SOLLUX: when everything is bl0wing t0 permanent smithereens.
ARADIA: yes right now and yes while that!
ARADIA: all the more reason to
ARADIA: tavros deserves to hear it and there is no time like the present
ARADIA: and in this context i mean that very very literally
ARADIA: even more literally than it has ever been said
TAVROS: uM, iT'S REALLY OKAY,
SOLLUX: see he kn0ws.
SOLLUX: n0 0ffense tavr0s y0u did fine.
SOLLUX: but i am n0t dealing with any m0re happy ending c0rpse parties.
SOLLUX: aradia please st0p enabling th0se t0 happen.
ARADIA: aww but sollux
SOLLUX: n0 but s0lluxing me aa, y0u kn0w my 0nly available em0ti0nal resp0nse t0 general happiness is disc0mf0rt and sec0nd hand embarrassment, and y0u ask me t0 debase myself in this jubil0us p0ltergeist s0iree i kn0w y0u are thinking ab0ut setting 0ff like a firecracker in an enfeeblement hive.
SOLLUX: i kn0w y0u have c0me t0 terms with 0blivi0n and are really int0 this m0rbid d00msday stuff but s0me 0f us w0uld like t0 carry 0ut 0ur last moments of s0lemn, cynical br00ding in peace and quiet.
ARADIA: oh poo on you! this is supposed to be a fun time
SOLLUX: excuse me, i am 0bviously the half-life 0f the party.
SOLLUX: 0n acc0unt 0f being the 0nly 0ther person here actually alive.
ARADIA: hmmm, no not yet you arent
ARADIA: say “ha”
SOLLUX: 0h is this what we’re d0ing.
SOLLUX: i cant believe y0u even remember that.
SOLLUX: h0w l0ng have y0u been h0lding 0nt0 th0se cards exactly?
ARADIA: sollux are you going to humor me or not
SOLLUX: 0kay, fine.
SOLLUX: “ha”
ARADIA: NOW youre the half-life of the party!
ARADIA: i knew you had it in you to lighten up a little
ARADIA: see, you are smiling!
SOLLUX: n0 i wasn’t.
TAVROS: nO, yOU DEFINITELY SMILED,
TAVROS: i SAW IT,
SOLLUX: 0kay, fine, h0ld it 0ver my head why d0n’t y0u.
FEFERI: H--EY GUYS!

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TAVROS: oH, yOU ARE PICKING ME UP NOW AGAIN,
TAVROS: oKAY, tHAT IS A THING THAT’S HAPPENING,
TAVROS: yES, i AM DEFINITELY UP HERE, AGAIN
TAVROS: wELL, tHIS IS MAYBE NOT SO BAD
TAVROS: eVEN IF I CAN’T REALLY, eNDORSE THE CHEERING
ARADIA: oh shh!
ARADIA: three cheers for tavros!
ARADIA: hip hip!
FEFERI: )(ooray!!
ARADIA: hip hip-
SOLLUX: alright everyb0dy stop.
SOLLUX: just fucking st0p.

08/10/16
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TAVROS: wHOAH, aLRIGHT,
TAVROS: i’M UP HERE NOW,
ARADIA: youre up here now!
TAVROS: yES, i AM
TAVROS: ,,,wHY EXACTLY, UM, AM I UP HERE,
ARADIA: because youve done such an amazing thing!
TAVROS: oH,
TAVROS: dO YOU MEAN, tHE THING WITH LORD ENGLISH,
ARADIA: of course i do
ARADIA: both gathering the army and that delightful smackdown
TAVROS: sO DID YOU SEE, HOW I GAVE HIM A FIRM TREADNUB, tO HIS EQUALLY THICK PENTINENCE DOME,
ARADIA: i saw!!!
ARADIA: and it was pretty much the best thing i had ever seen
TAVROS: i THOUGHT, tHE OTHER THING WAS THE BEST THING,
ARADIA: cant they both be the best thing
ARADIA: im just so excited!
TAVROS: aRADIA, lATELY YOU ARE ALWAYS EXCITED,
TAVROS: wHICH I DON’T MIND, nOR DID I MIND, gETTING SPUN AROUND IN A CELEBRATION HUG, tHAT IS LASTING A VERY LONG TIME,
TAVROS: (wOW, yOU ARE STRONG,)
TAVROS: bUT MAYBE I COULD BE PUT BACK DOWN NOW,
ARADIA: oh, yes!
ARADIA: okay
ARADIA: now that you are on the ground i have to tell you
ARADIA: i was looking all over for you back there
ARADIA: everyone was!
TAVROS: uM,
TAVROS: eVERYONE?
ARADIA: yes!
ARADIA: the army was able to ensure that the final blow was delivered
ARADIA: it is because of you that it was all possible
ARADIA: and you didnt even need to resort to anything underhanded to do it
TAVROS: oH, THAT,
TAVROS: uM, i GUESS THAT YES, iT WAS MAYBE A LITTLE COOL
ARADIA: tavros!
TAVROS: hA, oKAY, iT WAS
TAVROS: mAYBE MORE THAN A LITTLE COOL,
TAVROS: wHICH I AM DEFINITELY NOT JUST SAYING, tO APPEASE YOU, hOPING WE CAN DROP THE SUBJECT ABOUT HOW COOL I AM,
ARADIA: thats what i like to hear!
ARADIA: but really
ARADIA: tavros...
ARADIA: i am so very proud of you
ARADIA: you did so well
ARADIA: and it just really makes me happy to see you take...
ARADIA: charge!
TAVROS: wAS THAT, a PUN,
ARADIA: mhmm!
TAVROS: wELL, i WILL CONCEDE THAT IT WAS COOL, bUT ALSO, nOT THAT BIG OF A DEAL,
TAVROS: i ONLY DID WHAT I THINK, ANY REASONABLE PERSON WOULD WHEN GIVEN THE HEAD OF A BAD TIME GOD TO STOMP ON, a LITTLE, wHICH IS TO SAY, tO PROMPTLY STOMP ON IT A LITTLE, eVEN IF IT MAYBE DID NOT MAKE THAT MUCH OF A DIFFERENCE
ARADIA: bullshit
TAVROS: bULLSHIT?
ARADIA: bullshit!
TAVROS: iS THIS, aNOTHER PUN,
ARADIA: no!
ARADIA: well yes
ARADIA: but we would not have been able to do what we did without your help
ARADIA: after everything that has happened i am much too excited just to let you off with only a thank you
ARADIA: you know what? you need a cheer!
TAVROS: eRRRR, I PERSONALLY DO NOT THINK I NEED, ANY SORT OF CHEER,,, iTS FINE, rEALLY
ARADIA: tavros! you need a cheer!
ARADIA: in fact, you get three cheers!
TAVROS: oH,

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ARADIA: tavros!
TAVROS: yES, mE,
ARADIA: tavros, did you see it?
TAVROS: uM,
TAVROS: sEE WHAT, eXACTLY
TAVROS: bECAUSE THERE WERE A LOT OF THINGS RECENTLY, tHAT COULD BE IT, bY WHICH I MEAN THE THING YOU ARE REFERRING TO,
ARADIA: the THING! it finally happened
ARADIA: the great big hole in everything and how its gathering up the pieces of space and time like a cosmic game of 52 pickup
ARADIA: all the power of the green sun is inverting to destroy everything
ARADIA: without it all world lines are splintering and spiraling into little bits
ARADIA: it is the most exquisite chaos there has ever been
TAVROS: oH,
TAVROS: wHAT DOES, thAT MEAN,
ARADIA: i really dont know!
ARADIA: i dont think it matters that i dont
ARADIA: i just know that its over now
ARADIA: what happens from here is so mysterious!
TAVROS: iT ACTUALLY SOUNDS, kIND OF DANGEROUS,
TAVROS: fOR THINGS TO BE, uH, sPIRALING, aS YOU PUT IT,
ARADIA: well of course
ARADIA: tavros, the flow of time is so irreparably FUCKED UP!!
ARADIA: and it is amazing!
ARADIA: maybe the most amazing thing that has ever happened, and not just in our lives, but ever
ARADIA: and i am so thrilled to have been able to see it
TAVROS: i AM, hAPPY FOR YOU, tHAT THIS IS AN EXCITING THING,
TAVROS: mAYBE EVEN TO THE POINT WHERE THE EXCITEMENT IS A LITTLE CONTAGIOUS, hAHA,
TAVROS: iN FACT, yES, eVEN WITHOUT FULLY UNDERSTANDING, i THINK THE WHOLE PREMISE IS ACTUALLY INCITING A LITTLE BIT OF GLEE, aND I MIGHT JUST EVEN,,,
TAVROS: wHEEEEEEE, yAY, tIME, iS FUCKED UP,
ARADIA: tavros you are just the best
ARADIA: oh!
ARADIA: that reminds me

07/10/16
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TAVROS: oOOF
ARADIA: tavros!!

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TAVROS: oH, hI, aRADIA,
ARADIA: tavros!
TAVROS: oH BOY, yOU SURE ARE NOT, sLOWING DOWN, aT ALL,
TAVROS: iN FACT, i THINK YOU ONLY ARE CONTINUING TO RUN FASTER TOWARDS ME,
TAVROS: wHICH LEADS ME TO BELIEVE, yOU ARE ABOUT TO--

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TAVROS: wELL IN ANY RESPECT, i AGREE THAT OVERWHELMING IS CERTAINLY WHAT THE CIRCUMSTANCES CURRENTLY ARE,
TAVROS: eVEN IF OVERWHELMED IS NOT EXACTLY, aN EASY EMOTION TO SUMMON, iN LIGHT OF, iRONICALLY ENOUGH, tHE OVERWHELMING NATURE OF BEING OVERWHELMED,
ARADIA: tavroooos!
TAVROS: uM,
TAVROS: dO YOU HEAR THAT,
PORRIM: Oh yes.
PORRIM: I’d brace myself.
TAVROS: uH,

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TAVROS: sO I GUESS WHAT I AM ASKING IS,
TAVROS: dO YOU KNOW WHEN WHATEVER IT IS THAT WILL HAPPEN, wILL HAPPEN
PORRIM: “When” is a little o+ut of my purview, really, with “what” clo+se behind.
PORRIM: As fo+r the scenery, it’s equally fixed. Miles o+f listless desert just seems to be what reso+nates through the co+iled, undulating heart o+f this cephalo+go+d in particular.
PORRIM: I think wo+uld take mo+re than the two+ o+f us to+ co+erce it fro+m its arid persuasio+n.
TAVROS: oH NO,
TAVROS: iT’S NOT SO MUCH ALL OF THE SAND, oR ANYTHING LIKE THAT,
TAVROS: i ACTUALLY KIND OF LIKE THE SAND, AND THE MEMORIES ABOUT IT, dESPITE SOME OF THEM BEING, i GUESS, NOT VERY ENJOYABLE,
PORRIM: Oh. This is yo+ur memo+ry?
TAVROS: yEAH, mY LAND, fROM THE GAME I PLAYED, wITH MY FRIENDS,
TAVROS: tHE CONSORTS, aND UNDERLINGS, wERE PRETTY FRIENDLY, aND THE PUZZLES WERE SORT OF FUN, eVEN IF THEY WERE APPARENTLY, a WASTE OF TIME,
TAVROS: iT WAS PRETTY COOL, i GUESS,
PORRIM: Well, we have all the time in the wo+rld no+w to+ enjo+y its vast, granular beauty. Quite literally all that remains o+f it.
TAVROS: iN WHICH TO DO, i GUESS, nOT MUCH OF ANYTHING?
TAVROS: bUT SIT HERE AND TALK,
TAVROS: nOT TO GIVE OFFENSE, bY IMPLYING YOU ARE NOT ENJOYABLE CONVERSATION,
TAVROS: tHIS IS ACTUALLY KIND OF NICE,
PORRIM: No+ne taken.
PORRIM: It’s no+t like this is a change o+f pace fo+r me, at any rate. If there’s anything yo+u learn to+ do+ as a gho+st, it’s pass the time.
PORRIM: But it’s different fo+r yo+u, isn’t it?
TAVROS: uM?
PORRIM: Yo+u’ve been quite active during yo+ur stay in the bubbles.
PORRIM: Hunting fo+r treasure, enlisting armies, fighting a Lo+rd o+f Time.
TAVROS: yOU KNOW, aBOUT THAT STUFF?
TAVROS: eR, nOT THE OBVIOUS STUFF, i AM REFERRING TO, tHE STUFF IN THE PAST,
PORRIM: Wo+rd gets aro+und. Go+ssip is o+ne o+f the o+nly ho+bbies that do+esn't lo+se its charm, o+ut here.
PORRIM: Co+mpared to+ mo+st, yo+u made quite the career o+ut o+f yo+ur afterlife.
TAVROS: tHAT IS NOT WHAT I WOULD CALL IT,
TAVROS: iS IT JUST ME, oR, iS IT SORT OF HARD TO LOOK BACK ON THE THINGS THAT HAPPEN OUT HERE, LIKE A COHESIVE EXPERIENCE,
TAVROS: aND NOT JUST, a BUNCH OF THINGS THAT HAPPENED TO HAPPEN, tHAT YOU JUST SORT OF, i GUESS, gO THROUGH,
TAVROS: aND IN RETROSPECT, iT JUST MAKES YOU FEEL SORT OF,
TAVROS: tIRED,
PORRIM: It is no+t just yo+u.
PORRIM: But I suppo+se if anyo+ne could string to+gether so+me so+rt o+f perso+nal co+herency fro+m these bubbles, I'm no+t surprised that it wo+uld be a breath player.
TAVROS: wELL,
TAVROS: tHAT IS ANOTHER THING, tHAT I LARGELY DON’T UNDERSTAND,
TAVROS: i THINK, tHE WORST PART IS THAT WE DON'T SLEEP, rEALLY
PORRIM: Wo+w. I haven't tho+ught abo+ut that in a while, but yo+u're right.
TAVROS: yEAH, i USED TO SLEEP A LOT, wHEN I WAS ALIVE,
TAVROS: i MEAN, i WOULD BE ON PROSPIT, bUT THAT'S STILL, a DIFFERENT THING,
TAVROS: ,,,
TAVROS: eITHER WAY I GUESS IT IS OVER NOW, sO, i WILL JUST STAY HERE,
TAVROS: aND ACTUALLY MAYBE TRY TO APPRECIATE THE LACK OF THINGS HAPPENING, fOR A LITTLE WHILE,
PORRIM: That’s the width and breadth o+f o+ur o+ptio+ns.
PORRIM: Our acutely final destinatio+n may no+t be the mo+st attractive o+asis, sure.
PORRIM: But it has the very persuasive benefit o+f being the last bit o+f anything at all scheduled to+ shatter like a pretty glass trinket launched o+ver a cliffside.
TAVROS: i AM SOMEWHAT, aND BY THAT I MEAN VERY MUCH SO, fAMILIAR WITH THE SENSATION OF BEING THE BREAKABLE GLASS OBJECT, iN THIS PARTICULAR SCENARIO,
TAVROS: wHICH ACTUALLY IS MAKING ME FEEL LESS GOOD, aBOUT THINGS IN GENERAL, aND ALSO THIS CONVERSATION, sPECIFICALLY,
PORRIM: Oh.
PORRIM: I'm so+rry abo+ut that.
PORRIM: I didn't really sto+p to+ think abo+ut the unfo+rtunate qualities o+f the metapho+r in light o+f present co+mpany. This isn't an excuse, but I've had a lo+t o+n my mind.
TAVROS: aBOUT, tHE END OF WHAT I GUESS IS THE WORLD,
PORRIM: Yo+u guessed it.
TAVROS: dO YOU WANT MAYBE TO TALK ABOUT IT,
PORRIM: No+, no+t really.
TAVROS: wELL, iT'S FINE,
TAVROS: aS FAR AS, iNSENSITIVE THINGS SAID ABOUT THAT, pARTICULAR EVENT GO, i’VE DEFINITELY HEARD WORSE, uH, tHINGS,
PORRIM: Well, that’s depressing. Or, it wo+uld be, if current circumstances were no+t so+ o+verwhelming.
TAVROS: yOU DON'T SOUND, pARTICULARLY OVERWHELMED,
PORRIM: Yeah, that.
PORRIM: It's a bad habit.

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TAVROS: sO, tAKING IN THE SITUATION, aS IT EXACTLY STANDS RIGHT NOW,
TAVROS: aND ALL OF THE THINGS THAT HAPPENED PREVIOUSLY, lEADING UP TO THIS POINT WHERE WE FIND OURSELVES,
TAVROS: sOMEHOW I WAS, eXPECTING SOMETHING MORE,
TAVROS: nOT THAT COMPLAINING, iS A THING THAT I’M DOING,
TAVROS: i’M SURE THAT AS, sCENIC OVERLOOKS FACING THE, uH, eND OF EXISTENCE GO, iT’S, vERY NICE,
TAVROS: wHAT I AM MEANING TO SAY IS THAT I AM NOT SURE WHAT IT IS THAT WILL HAPPEN HERE, oTHER THAN TO SAY THAT IT IS CURRENTLY VERY MUCH OBVIOUSLY, nOT HAPPENING,
TAVROS: aND IM ALSO NOT SURE HOW LONG, tHIS IS MEANING TO TAKE, oTHER THAN IT SEEMS TO BE,
TAVROS: wELL,
TAVROS: a WHILE,

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03/10/16
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03/10/16
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ROSE: Jade.
JADE: ?
JADE: yes?
ROSE: There is something I think you should look at, before we begin.

03/10/16
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JANE: How was that?
JOHN: awesome! im ready to go, um...
JOHN: where are we going?
JANE: I was thinking we would split up and scour the lands for unfinished puzzles. A few of them relinquish grist rewards when completed, so it's a start.
JANE: Our underlings never yielded much grist, and I doubt this session continues to spawn them on your own planets.
DAVE: cant believe after all this the answer is to grind for the loot
DAVE: well actually yeah i can believe that
DAVE: kind of hilarious actually
JANE: I think I detect a note of reluctance.
JANE: You aren't still in want of "hype," are you?
DAVE: nope im hype as fuck
DAVE: got hype to spare
DAVE: lets do this ill follow you around repeating everything you say but louder and like it was the best sounds that ever did get out of a mouth
JANE: ...Well it's settled, then!

03/10/16
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JANE: *Ahem.*
JANE: Everyone listen up!
JANE: Yes, Dirk, that means you, loitering over there in the distance.
JANE: I've never been one for speeches. As a matter of fact, I think I could safely say that I outright stink at them.
JANE: However, I do know when the moment is right for one to be posed! And that moment is definitely now!
JANE: We've already had a long, hard day getting here, and it's about to get longer. I know that each and every one of you are all just sick and goshdarn tired of waiting for the end to come and find us, just as I am. But that doesn't mean we keel over and take what's given.
JANE: We have a choice! We have options that will lead us back to where we were supposed to be! It's all just a matter of following the breadcrumbs.
JANE: And every journey of breadcrumb following starts with a single step.
JANE: Um.
JANE: Onto the breadcrumb trail.
JANE: Okay, that was a little muddled, but I think we are all getting the idea here.
JANE: It is time to do what must be done!
JANE: Ladies and gentleman, let's hoard some grist!
JOHN: woooo!

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DAVE: alright so
DAVE: wheres the speech
JANE: Hmm?
DAVE: well i just figured
DAVE: dont you wanna rally us up a little
JANE: I certainly could, but would it not save time to simply get to the heart of the matter?
JADE: yes but
JADE: it would also not be as fun!
JANE: Hmm...
JANE: All right, I yield to your logic. One speech, coming right up.

03/10/16
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JANE: Me?
ROSE: Yes, you.
JANE: Oh...
JANE: But, it is your plan. Would you not rather orchestrate all of this?
ROSE: Not precisely. It would be easier to focus on what I know I can do, and leave you and the others to what you could doubtlessly do better.
ROSE: This is your session, your door.
ROSE: In truth, you and your friends played the traditional game longer than any of us did, and to greater completion.
ROSE: And the strategic acquisition of resources is surely the task for a savvy business woman.
ROSE: So I ask again; will you lead us?
JANE: Well...
JANE: Put that way, how can I refuse?
JOHN: so we officially have a plan?
ROSE: We do.
JOHN: about time!

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CALLIOPE: long ago, there was a very powerfUl alchemist.
CALLIOPE: trUthfully this is someone i had already known of, if only throUgh their legacy.
CALLIOPE: in fact, the prodUct of this alchemists greatest work long rested in my own possession!
CALLIOPE: a prized artifact i held dear to my person at all times.
CALLIOPE: my wand.
JANE: Your wand....
JANE: I take it this object is quite important?
CALLIOPE: very.
CALLIOPE: perhaps even the most important!
CALLIOPE: it is an elegant, magical instrUment of a significance i coUld not have sUspected at the time. the book tells of its secret, mystical origins. it was crafted, and immediately locked away to preserve its power for the one who woUld some day wield it.
CALLIOPE: in fact, i think it was made specifically with the knowledge of what it woUld become, and what it woUld do.
CALLIOPE: sadly, it was stolen by my brother Upon my death, and now it is in the possession of lord english himself.
CALLIOPE: he Used it to shatter the fUrthest ring in search of my ghost, setting precedent for its inevitable destrUction.
CALLIOPE: and now the rift it inflicted in paradox space draws nearer still.
CALLIOPE: bUt i believe that it is destined to be retUrned to me, jUst as oUr book describes.
CALLIOPE: and if i had it, i coUld help yoU all.
JOHN: then...
JOHN: how are we supposed to get to it? it's in the pocket.
ROSE: We will not need to get to it.
ROSE: We only need to produce a copy.
ROSE: That obstacle should yield easily enough to a little creative alchemy. After all, with all of the spokes evident, we don't need to reinvent the wheel.
CALLIOPE: and then it can serve as the instigator of oUr sUccess!
CALLIOPE: you see, an object eqUal to its power coUld be Used to balance its effect on paradox space into an eqUilibriUm.
JOHN: oh , and fix everything!
CALLIOPE: Um....
CALLIOPE: ...no, not exactly.
ROSE: The wand will render our session a safe haven, but only that. The rest of the problems remain without solution.
JOHN: aww
ROSE: It's a necessary step, regardless.
ROSE: In short, we are going to need alchemy, and lots of it.
ROSE: And for that, we need grist.
JANE: I can see an immediate problem.
JANE: The grist reserves of our session were just spent on the creation of the frog.
JANE: And somehow, I highly doubt that the meager amounts left in our own personal caches will pay for the creation of such a powerful object.
ROSE: Indeed.
ROSE: In a largely completed session, the challenge complicates further.
ROSE: We will have to scrape the very bottom of the game's lingering niches, and wring it dry of any remaining grist it will yield.
ROSE: And for that, we will need someone to bear the responsibility for our team's acquisition of materials.
ROSE: So, that brings me to the question.
ROSE: Jane?

03/10/16
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ROSE: The book is an iterative work, compiling a diverse history of moments across paradox space.
ROSE: It confirmed my greatest suspicion that certain temporal obligations were yet to be fulfilled.
ROSE: None of the stories within explicitly suggest the nature of our entry's interruption, but I fear I'd become distracted by the details. Once I understood the work as cumulative, the greater intentions of it coming into our possession became immediately clear.
JANE: Which are?
ROSE: It's a map.
JOHN: to what?
ROSE: Not "to" anything, just of. I don't think we're meant to follow these stories, but diverge from them.
ROSE: These are disparate notes of an unplayed symphony. They are elements scattered across timelines, the hopes of many that never combined to their final sum.
ROSE: The unrealized future is the giant whose shoulders we will stand on. But not without seeing to the realization of its minutia.
JOHN: that sounds really great, rose.
JOHN: but what do we actually do?
ROSE: There is one story in particular that, at the very least, aids us with an immediate problem.
ROSE: Which leads to Calliope's plan.
ROSE: I think I should allow her to explain.
CALLIOPE: well...
CALLIOPE: i am a little nervoUs to say it oUt loUd! U__U
JOHN: huh?
ROSE: What our friend means is that she is afraid it will offend our sensibilities by appearing too simplistic.
ROSE: I think she sorely underestimates the human penchant to swing immediate practicality over lofty, arduous comprehension. I personally feel that you will all be quite relieved to hear there is a plan at all, even if it proves to be only a step towards the next discovery.
JANE: May we be a little concise, please?
ROSE: Of course.
ROSE: If you will, Calliope?
ROSE: They would like to hear a story.
CALLIOPE: oh!
CALLIOPE: ahUm, yes...

03/10/16
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ROSE: We've evaluated enough of the contents of the diary, and have come to a conclusion.
JOHN: oh, good.
JOHN: i was starting to freak out there for a bit.
JANE: What did you find?
DAVE: yeah
DAVE: does the book say why the door blew up
CALLIOPE: no!
CALLIOPE: that is just one of the Ultimately mysterious facets of oUr premise, of which there remain to be many.
DAVE: god the hell damn
DAVE: i am so tired of our session being the most bunk ass scooby doo crew that ever didnt know anything
DAVE: in fact im half suspecting one of you to pull off your mask and fess up to some classic costumed tax evasion
DAVE: somebody around heres been dodging their civil duty im sure of it
DAVE: its kanaya right
KANAYA: What
DAVE: yeah shes the only one that could pull off a convincing disguise
DAVE: alright im on to you
DAVE: show me who you really are so we can all shout your name in canned shock
DAVE: it was always you frauding uncle sam the big bucks
KANAYA: Am I Meant To Be Understanding Any Of This
DAVE: how do you expect to fill out your human tax forms when you get human married
DAVE: im not gonna be your best man if you dont give back to our great nation
DAVE: even vampires gotta pay your dues to the red white and blue
KANAYA: Rose
DAVE: kanaya
ROSE: Dave.
ROSE: Stop heckling my girlfriend.
DAVE: yeah yeah okay im done
ROSE: As I was saying.

01/10/16
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JOHN: this was all supposed to be nice, this was supposed to be the end!
JOHN: like, okay. where exactly ARE we??
JOHN: there's still so much left unresolved here guys!
JOHN: how do we get to the universe?? what if we NEVER get to it? what are we gonna EAT?
JOHN: is jane really my mom, or a clone, or...
JOHN: hell, was this all in my MIND???
JOHN: what's a cherub? is that some sort of freudian thing?
JOHN: does our timeline even run through here?
JOHN: i just want to go home now... but, oh god... where's home??
JOHN: okay.
JOHN: i musn't over think this, i musn't over think this...
JOHN: okay, i got that, good!
JOHN: but if i were to think about this, let's analyze THAT.
JOHN: where the FUCK would i start!
JOHN: we're STUCK on a big gray frisbee!
JOHN: is this how we end up? is this just where we go from here??
JOHN: okay, that book better sure as hell make up for this, i am telling you RIGHT NOW, because we are stuck in nowhere land!
JADE: john...
JADE: what the HELL are you talking about?
CALLIOPE: guys!

01/10/16
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JOHN: what does any of this cockamamey huckey have to do with anything!
JOHN: what's any of that even supposed to tell me??
JOHN: you're making our reality sound like some computer science whiz kid bullshit! i'm real! this is all real!
JOHN: i am real, really standing here! where we have REAL problems!
JOHN: all that time alone must have messed up your head!
JANE: John, that's a terrible thing to say!
JOHN: i...
JOHN: gosh, you're right.
JOHN: im sorry, jade.
JOHN: i just, ugh.
JOHN: we are not some fictional blips lingering on the last lines of some half baked simulation!
JOHN: here we are, alive and sensible, not existence holograms! that is exactly...
JOHN: oh no.
JOHN: oh no. no no no no.
JOHN: there is so much i just... i haven't learned anything!
JOHN: what am i even doing right now?
JADE: yeah
JADE: what ARE you doing??
JOHN: i mean.
JOHN: i know what i'm DOING right now.
JOHN: but...
JOHN: i never really thought about any of this.
JOHN: and now that i step back and actually LOOK at it, it just feels like...
JOHN: there is even more that i don't know or understand going on than ever.
JOHN: i might just be the biggest doofus out of everyone!
JOHN: did you guys know everything was this messed up and crazy the WHOLE TIME?
JADE: john calm down!!
JADE: its not a big deal
JANE: This isn't another faux tantrum, is it...?
JOHN: no!! it is a big deal!!
JOHN: i am legitimately angry this time! this is not fake cake anger!
JOHN: how come nobody ever tells me anything, and when they do, it always ends up being vague or not important!?
JOHN: and when things do happen i never knew what things they were going to be.
JOHN: how come i never know what's going on even when im the one behind it all!
JOHN: why can't anything just be straightforward for once??
JOHN: i am starting to feel like this whole undertaking was a big bunch of nonsense buffoonery that was totally going over my head and i never actually bothered to notice until right now!
JOHN: huff huff....
JADE: are you...
JADE: okay...?
JOHN: oh yeah jade, i'm fine. this is TOTALLY FINE!

01/10/16
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JOHN: RAAAARGH!!!!!!!!

01/10/16
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JOHN: nnhgh.....
JADE: john...?

01/10/16
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JADE: disparate elements of paradox space are probably surfaces of a singular object with a higher amount of dimensions
JADE: transfers of information that seem instantaneous or impossible are merely projections of the same coordinate from a higher dimensional space to a lower one
JADE: they are still impossible for us
JADE: but not for the game
JADE: if its only projecting something then it doesnt have to move anything
JADE: so from sburbs perspective all information has always already existed everywhere!
JADE: which might...
JADE: have been what davepeta was talking about
JADE: i guess?
JOHN: what does that mean??
JADE: i dont know what it means
JADE: if there was some big riddle about how it worked other than it did i never discovered what it was
JADE: that wasnt even what i was trying to do really
JADE: it was just a bunch of ideas i had about something when i was all by myself
JADE: so i decided a long time ago not to worry
JADE: its not like its a very practical problem anyway
JADE: but its so nice to finally have somebody to talk to about it!
JOHN: ...

01/10/16
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JADE: i think thats what the game does
JOHN: huh?
JADE: the gates and the victory construct
JADE: and the lotus and the transportalizers and somehow the windows jake and i made
JADE: and your powers
JADE: they can cross event horizons
JADE: they are the only thing that can!
JADE: or at least
JADE: they make it seem like they can
JADE: i think it might be something else entirely
JOHN: jade...
JOHN: when did you come up with all of these intense theories?
JADE: oh
JADE: while i was on the boat
JADE: i had a lot of time to think about it
JADE: like...
JADE: a lot of time to think about it
JADE: a lot, john
JADE: pretty soon it was all i could think about
JADE: how everything worked and how i was eventually able to duplicate it
JADE: i had the lands and consorts to keep me company
JADE: and the denizens
JADE: and nannasprite
JADE: i asked them a lot of questions
JADE: because it really shouldnt be possible!
JADE: i mean... you cant move something across nothing
JADE: there has to be points you can translate the information across
JADE: so eventually i thought maybe its not moving anything at all
JADE: which is
JADE: sort of upsetting to think about
JOHN: huh?
JADE: yeah
JADE: like our selves back on earth
JADE: you never thought about that?
JOHN: no...
JOHN: i really don't even understand what you're saying.
JADE: well, um....
JADE: maybe its best that you dont
JOHN: what does this have to do with the frog???
JADE: its the same thing!

01/10/16
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JADE: no no not that exact black hole!
JOHN: man, how do you know which one i'm thinking of?
JADE: because you are looking right at it, silly!
JOHN: pff, alright.
JOHN: how is the one you are making up any different?
JADE: well...
JADE: black holes have a specific place and time
JADE: this one doesnt have any of that
JADE: which makes it more like a particle horizon
JADE: actually...
JADE: maybe that IS what the pocket is like
JADE: its epicenter is the same
JADE: but every point of it is getting closer all the time and from every direction
JADE: i dont think its location is objective in a normal way
JOHN: then where is it?
JADE: im not sure how to answer that
JADE: but i can feel it
JADE: slowly reaching forward...
JADE: or
JADE: that there is less and less space between it and us
JADE: like all of that space is just going away
JOHN: i won't lie. that sounds scary, jade.
JADE: it is a little
JADE: but i trust callie
JADE: and more than that i trust all of you!
JOHN: d'aw.
JOHN: so, we're in... one of those?
JADE: yes
JADE: well sort of
JADE: a black hole is where information cant travel in space towards you anymore
JADE: because there is no direction that goes "out" once you are past it
JADE: thats an event horizon
JADE: a frog is like that but in reverse
JADE: we know the frog is there but we cant get inside
JADE: there is no direction that goes "inside"
JOHN: remember how i said earlier that i was getting it?
JOHN: scrap that, this doesn't make any sense to me.
JADE: sorry! im doing my best here
JOHN: our universes were in frogs, right? but stuff from the game went in and out of them all the time.
JOHN: so it seems like thats not how it works at all.
JADE: thats the cool thing!

01/10/16
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JADE: okay...
JADE: how about this?
JOHN: huh?
JADE: the universe is coiled up in there like a rope
JADE: and the ends are tied together
JADE: so we cant "climb on"
JADE: we are on a different rope!
JOHN: okay, i think i'm starting to get it.
JOHN: like they just aren't connected?
JANE: And the door was our connection.
JADE: thats right
JOHN: but we can't just go to it like we went from our old session to this one, can we?
JADE: that is not how we got here!
JADE: its how rose and dave got here
JADE: but no
JADE: you really can only move through space from one point to another
JADE: and there is no space that connects those points
JADE: think of it as us being
JADE: um
JADE: inside a black hole
JOHN: a black hole??

01/10/16
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JADE: okay, heres our frog!
JOHN: wow jade, that looks really good.
JADE: thanks! :D
JADE: the frog is our universe
JADE: and its here in our session
JADE: but the universes mass is not in our session
JOHN: wait, how do you know?
JADE: because we wouldn't be standing here!
JADE: that is a ridiculous amount of stuff and it wouldnt fit
JADE: just like the tumor didnt make the universes accessible
JANE: The tumor?
JADE: oh, that is a long story!
JADE: it was an object in our session that held two universes inside of it
JADE: rose and dave carried it into the furthest ring and it blew up
JADE: destroying both universes to become the green sun
JADE: ...huh, i guess it was not that long of a story
JANE: I think I'm approaching some sort of comprehension, here. It's almost like a form of avatar.
JADE: yeah
JADE: i think it can be affected from the outside
JADE: like if you hurt the frog it would hurt the universe
JADE: but thats about it
JADE: from our perspective it is just a big frog
JOHN: so it's not just like, bigger on the inside, or something? or really smushed down?
JADE: that only happens in movies, john
JADE: i dont think you are understanding me
JOHN: probably not. can you keep trying?

01/10/16
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JADE: BAM! i still have it
JOHN: woah, cool.
JOHN: i didn't know you could teleport stuff besides yourself.
JADE: i can!
JADE: or at least i could
JADE: now i doubt i could move anything larger than this
JADE: its like the amount of space i can move is
JADE: shrinking
JADE: gosh
JADE: i think ill miss it a little
JOHN: oh, sorry about that.
JADE: yeah
JADE: i got used to it over the years...
JADE: but at least i got to say goodbye
JOHN: still, it's a major bummer!
JADE: kinda!
JADE: are you going to miss your weird powers too?
JOHN: im not sure...
JOHN: maybe?
JADE: but you dont want to use them again?
JOHN: i didn't say THAT.
JOHN: i guess i'm just okay not doing it if somebody doesn't want me to.
JOHN: maybe it wasn't ever that simple...
JADE: ???
JOHN: whatever, we're getting off subject.
JOHN: tell me about space!
JADE: hehe

01/10/16
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01/10/16
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01/10/16
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JADE: here, first just let me...
JADE: hrrrm this is weird
JADE: i can still feel it a little i think
JOHN: what?
JANE: Are you all right, Jade?
JADE: its hard to describe
JADE: i just need to focus for a second...

01/10/16
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JANE: Hello... Jade?
JANE: Jade!
JADE: me!
JANE: Yes, you!
JANE: Are you all right? I woke up so suddenly...
JANE: Actually, what a foolish question. Obviously you are just fine, and everything worked out. I suppose I only ask out of impulse.
JADE: yes i am fine!
JADE: im so happy to see you again.
JANE: You are...?
JANE: I mean, so am I, but I am pleasantly surprised with your enthusiasm. I... do recall the dream, but the details are already growing a little hazy.
JANE: You had horns?
JADE: i did have horns!
JADE: and well back there
JADE: it wasnt actually the first time i met you
JADE: but not you specifically
JANE: I can't believe I'm saying this, but I suppose that makes sense. I heard from Nannasprite that you and she spent some time together.
JADE: we did!
JADE: she was very lovely and sweet
JADE: and she took very good care of me
JADE: so it is really cool to finally see you in person and no horns
JADE: youre really johns grandma!
JANE: The one and same!
JANE: Just as you are Jake's.
JANE: In the most generous use of the term, I suppose.
JANE: I'm just beginning to wrangle this ectobiology thing, I think.
JADE: it is a little weird, but youll get used to it
JANE: I certainly can't deny the family resemblance.
JADE: :o
JADE: to jake or to you?
JANE: Me? Are we related as well?
JADE: yes
JADE: you and jake are my genetic parents as well as johns
JANE: Oh...
JADE: but we are not yours
JANE: So we have met multiple times across space and the void as different versions of ourselves and while in dreams, as well as share a certain degree of time traveling genetic tomfoolery.
JANE: And all the same, paradox space certainly has taken its time in bothering to set us right in front of each other. How very rude!
JADE: there was actually no time travel involved at all
JADE: but yes its all pretty convoluted
JOHN: hey, jade, i don't mean to interrupt...
JOHN: by which i mean, yeah i absolutely do!
JOHN: but speaking of all that stuff, isn't about time for you to get all into that cool space business i'm ready to hear about now?
JADE: oh
JADE: sure!
JOHN: yes!
JOHN: go ahead and put all of those cool facts in my brain.
JADE: but...
JOHN: but?
JADE: me and rose were just talking, and im pretty sure that im not going to have my powers for much longer
JADE: i dont think it really matters anymore
JANE: So I heard earlier. That's a shame.
JOHN: im a little surprised you still have them at all...
JADE: i am too!
JADE: i had no idea what destroying the green sun would do
JADE: even now its strange to think that it really happened
JADE: i just know its probably...
JADE: bad?
JOHN: bad is maybe probably the right word for it?
JANE: Hmm...
JANE: Maybe.
JADE: maybe probably!
JADE: but calliope said it was good
JADE: so now i REALLY dont know
JANE: She mentioned something about the light?
JADE: yeah...
JADE: i guess the green sun emits its powers in a wave form
JOHN: you guess?
JADE: its a weird sort of intuition i have from my connection to it
JADE: if it does then that wave form disperses towards everything surrounding the green sun, including our session here
JADE: and the source is gone, but the waves that were emitted are still hanging around
JADE: but pretty soon they will run out
JADE: im not even sure what is going to happen then
JADE: maybe nothing?
JOHN: wow...
JOHN: so, can you tell me about it again?
JOHN: i think we could all use a refresher.
JANE: I have to agree. All of this is a little above my head, I'll admit.
JADE: but its not relevant anymore
JOHN: who cares, it's still pretty interesting!
JOHN: it'll be good to know, somehow.
JOHN: we are trying to find our way into there anyway, aren't we?
JANE: He does have a point.
JANE: And despite the severity of the context, John and I did just realize we have little else to do.
JANE: In the moment, I can't think of any better use of my time than becoming more well informed about the nature of our circumstances.
JADE: alright
JADE: since you asked, i will do my best!
JOHN: yessssssss.
JOHN: but seriously, that sucks about your powers. they were pretty much the best powers.
JADE: they really were the best powers!
JOHN: almost as cool as mine!
JADE: you cant just say that my powers are the best and then declare yours the best!
JOHN: well i just DID!
JOHN: BAM! :p
JOHN: but in general being real cool badasses that fix everything runs in the family huh? right jane?
JANE: Perhaps for you two.
JANE: I can't claim much fixing of anything, beyond the occasional decapitation or stomach puncture. In the grand cosmic scope of things, it all seems very...
JANE: Well, there seems to be so many elements at work that are completely beyond my control.
JADE: i know how you feel!
JANE: ...Really?
JADE: yes :(
JANE: To hear that from you is so strange. From my perspective, you seem so powerful.
JADE: its true!
JADE: as grand as they felt to have
JADE: there is always a perspective that makes it all feel very inconsequential
JADE: like that there was someone capable of controlling me
JADE: or like how i couldnt make the boat go faster
JADE: even though i absolutely wanted to
JOHN: oh yeah, i remember now!
JOHN: you can't teleport things between sessions and universes, because they're, uh...
JOHN: they're both in the suns domain, but they're separate from each other?
JADE: :O
JADE: john, thats right!
JADE: how did you know?
JOHN: oh, your other self told me three years ago. honestly, im kind of surprised i remember any of that.
JADE: she did??
JADE: what else did she tell you
JOHN: that's about it, really....
JOHN: but you still can't space us in, even if the frog is right there?
JADE: no
JOHN: wow, i dont get it.
JOHN: isn't the frog is in our session, or.... a part of it, at least?
JADE: yes!
JOHN: oh.
JADE: but no!
JOHN: huh?

18/09/16
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DAVE: ...
DAVE: thanks bro

18/09/16
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DIRK: Nice work out there.
DIRK: Now, too.
DIRK: Keep it up.

18/09/16
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DAVE: what do you mean
DAVE: johns great
DIRK: Probably true, but not relevant.
DIRK: Haven't you ever thought about it?
DAVE: about what
DIRK: Your John died a long time ago.
DIRK: This is a different guy.
DAVE: well yeah
DAVE: but hes still a john
DAVE: i dont think less of him for being some kind of paradox double from a dead timeline
DAVE: pretty run of the mill savior ethics
DIRK: No, that's my issue.
DIRK: If any John has value as an individual, then they all do.
DIRK: I actually find it sort of eerie that the only ones of us that died were the ones that had a convenient replacement waiting in the wings of spacetime. Don't you?
DAVE: uh
DIRK: To be honest, no, that's not even what's really bothering me.
DIRK: It's not the looming inevitability of all of this happening in the first place, or how I repeatedly find myself to be ultimately powerless in the face of this recursively infinite bullshit. It's not the turtles, it's not the possibility that the best possible outcome in paradox space is the one where I spend the rest of my miserable existence sitting around flapping my fucking mouth while an inevitable space hole destroys everything.
DIRK: It's not even your friend.
DIRK: It's mine.
DIRK: It's Roxy.
DAVE: what about her
DAVE: shes just over there talking to calliope
DAVE: i think its cool we both get a guy to take the mantle of best friend mascot guy
DAVE: not that the mayor isnt the guy hes also the guy
DAVE: also his own guy
DAVE: come to think of it lord english is also his own guy huh
DIRK: Dave.
DIRK: I’m not talking about that Roxy.
DIRK: The Roxy I knew died on Derse in the attack, and her body is more than likely still there.
DIRK: Jane could probably revive her, but we haven't talked about it.
DIRK: I guess this other Roxy is the functioning replacement.
DAVE: dude
DAVE: shes not a replacement roxy
DAVE: shes just a roxy
DAVE: a real roxy
DIRK: I'm not discrediting anybody's realness by missing my friend.
DIRK: And even now, I'm still managing to beat around the bush without so much as pruning a single leaf.
DIRK: I guess I'm asking... what did we actually want to accomplish with all this?
DIRK: Even John's powers could only make something happen if it was supposed to happen. So what was the point?
DAVE: beat the pool table demon
DAVE: get free from the clutches of what seems to be the all defining purpose of this point in our lives and even deaths
DIRK: Then if we're going around timelines deciding who lives and who dies, aren’t we part of the problem.
DAVE: what would happen if you guys did something
DAVE: would we have two roxys walking around
DAVE: what would that even be like for us
DAVE: or for her
DIRK: Dunno. Not even my personal familiarity with the subject gives me the answer to that question.
DIRK: I don't even know where that logic ends.
DIRK: What do we do, load up this timeline like Noah’s Ark with as many living alternates as we can.
DIRK: The more I talk the more I'm starting to feel like the whole situation is irreparably bunk.
DIRK: To the point where it's seriously compromising my ability to give a shit about anything.
DIRK: And you know what else?
DAVE: uh
DIRK: I know Jake isn't the kind to say anything. Hell, I wonder if he even knows.
DIRK: But Jane and Roxy...
DIRK: These ones that are here now, anyway.
DIRK: I thought they would. They're good people. A hell of a lot better than I ever was or probably could be in any iteration. I always knew that.
DIRK: I thought if I could just protect them, then I'd have at least one thing worth doing no matter what.
DIRK: So if this doesn't even bother them, what the hell is wrong with me that I'm so uncomfortable?
DIRK: I mean a version of her is alive, and here I am finding something to complain about.
DIRK: Maybe I'm the only one with a fucked up enough control complex to try taking responsibility for every possible paradox double of people I guess I can't even say I know that well.
DAVE: ...
DIRK: ...
DIRK: Okay. I'm clearly freaking you out.
DAVE: kind of
DIRK: Sorry. This doesn't have anything to do with you.
DIRK: I'm going to go walk around, clear my head. Just...
DIRK: Don't worry about any of that stupid shit I said, okay?
DIRK: It's not your problem.
DAVE: ill try my best
DAVE: pretty much just going to stay here
DAVE: and chill out amongst all the noise
DIRK: Good plan.
DIRK: Oh.
DIRK: And Dave?
DAVE: yeah?

18/09/16
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DAVE: point is i dont think i really need to get whats happening
DAVE: in the history of shit going down here it doesnt actually seem to matter a single fuck whether or not im up to speed
DAVE: pretty sure if anybody needs me theyll just have to look for the guy looking sick as fuck in his big red cape
DIRK: Not that I want to trample on these good brotherly vibes, but I'm pretty sure you've got the wrong idea.
DAVE: about the cape
DIRK: No, the cape is fucking awesome.
DIRK: About our situation.
DIRK: Rose was right to be suspicious. Calliope definitely isn't telling us everything.
DAVE: how do you know
DIRK: By now, I can pick up the scent of utter contrivance a thousand miles off. Which isn't so much to say she was particularly questionable. Just the opposite. In this madhouse of existential tomfuckery, she fits right in.
DIRK: It's not like we should be surprised. If she has even an inkling more of an idea than we do, and even that would be an improvement bordering on the exponential, we might as well be ants under her cherubic boot heel.
DAVE: the dead one or the living one
DIRK: Why not both.
DIRK: She's my friend, but we never really got past the whole veil of mystery aspect of the relationship. I don't suspect her of malice, but Calliope was always a mysterious entity who could explain everything at length except for the things that she couldn't.
DIRK: Who knows if we're holding all the same cards even now.
DIRK: But specifically, I'm talking about the one your sister just got finished interrogating, rather fruitlessly, which should be obvious to the point that saying it out loud is practically an insult.
DIRK: What I’m saying here is I think your friend was on to something.
DAVE: which friend
DAVE: ive got lots of them
DIRK: You really do.
DIRK: Which is awesome, by the way.
DIRK: Legit makes me proud.
DAVE: thanks
DIRK: I'm talking about The Inconsequential Spider Girl. You know, the one who just wrecked our shit.
DAVE: i dont know if id call her a friend
DAVE: shes terezis friend and terezi is my friend
DAVE: whenever we even talk
DAVE: kinda running in her own circle now i think
DAVE: but thats about as far as that goes
DAVE: i try not to say anything to her directly unless i have a real moment maker
DAVE: to which she normally scowls and im just sitting there basking
DAVE: all the fancy confetti and candies from the ‘you just got punkd’ piñata start raining down on me in my imagination
DAVE: thats about the extent of what we have going on really
DIRK: In all the shouting she made a pretty good argument for the intelligent design I’ve privately suspected from the start. Or rather, unintelligent design, because anyone would take one look at the broader scope of the situation we find ourselves in and recognize it's turtles all the way down.
DAVE: and behind it all theres some dumb asshole stacking turtles
DIRK: You're following me.
DIRK: The parameters for the alpha timeline were always incredibly specific, even if they were specifically bogus. But we knew that already.
DIRK: Since you're the time dude, and i'm sure you're no stranger to questions on the issue, here's another one. What is the mechanism by which events are determined as mandatory in paradox space and which are superfluous? Like what specifically.
DAVE: frankly i don't know
DAVE: told you im fresh out of knowing anything about what happens out here
DAVE: other than its the stuff that has to happen
DAVE: because if it didnt then the stuff that already happened cant happen and that fucks everything in whatever ways to sunday there are in paradox space
DAVE: probably a lot
DAVE: nuff said on that
DIRK: That’s what I mean though.
DIRK: The alpha timeline. All this time we were thinking it was the events that would make us win the game and beat the jacked up skull lord, and then everything would be fine.
DIRK: Did we ever have any evidence for that?
DAVE: kinda sorta
DAVE: like it was put in our minds by the game and our denizens
DIRK: We've been played for suckers before.
DIRK: If anything, what we know is that the consistent thing about the alpha timeline is that it's as immutable as it is unfair. For all we know, dead Calliope told the truth, we get the door back, and the rest of our lives are still being fucked sideways by temporal necessity.
DIRK: Because that's how shit works. The damage might already be done.
DAVE: alright so youre saying that she had a point
DAVE: but that sure as hell didnt give her the right to just come floating in here and pushing everybody around
DIRK: Yeah, no, that was bullshit.
DIRK: I’m just saying something has felt subtly wrong about all of this since.
DIRK: Well.
DIRK: Since your friend John got here.

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(warning for flashing images.)

DIRK: It was touted as a masterpiece of film history, just like all the others. It pushed the boundaries of cinematography so far it fell right of the cliff face of insufferable self-parody and straight into an ocean of cash money.
DIRK: The Emd Of Sweet Bro And Hella Jeff: Finale Moobvie Extraordinaire In 11th-D was a limited time, fifty nine hour epic completely plagiarizing Lord Of The Rings.
DIRK: Critics dubbed it the next Citizen Kane. Mostly because it was advertised as a direct sequel.
DIRK: It was so complex that the government actually had to subsidize the budget for it to be completed on schedule, not to mention construct the other needed eight dimensions.
DIRK: I suspect it was all a farce to funnel resources away from the burgeoning juggalo party. But I'll never know for sure. All copies were destroyed after the limited theater runs.
DIRK: And because of that I never even got to watch it. Which might have been the best idea, since I found more than a few articles about test audiences needing to be hospitalized. Some couldn’t speak words correctly for the rest of their lives.
DAVE: harsh
DAVE: did i really do that to people
DIRK: Did what you had to for art, man.
DIRK: That's nothing. The shooting alone was famously brutal. Owen Wilson actually ended up dying on set.
DAVE: aw man not owen wilson
DAVE: i dont need that guys blood on my hands shanghai noon was alright
DIRK: Don't worry, he was remembered as a national hero.
DIRK: Rumor has it he died cradled in your arms, his last words; "Thank you sir".
DIRK: But those stories are probably exaggerated.
DAVE: yeah i wont lie thats kinda terrifying
DAVE: okay really though
DAVE: everything else aside what else would i do right now
DAVE: rose is the one who gets this plan shit and everyone need not get in her way
DAVE: look at her over there hashing it out with jade
DAVE: probably talking about some real important space shit
DAVE: and im absolutely not the dude of space enough to get whats going on with the green sun and black holes outside of just knowing that its something thats happening without a doubt
DAVE: you gotta do a special kind of nonsense mind gymnastics for that shit
DAVE: like youre a moms only daughter and you wanna make her proud
DAVE: so proud
DAVE: youll still tear a damn brain hamstring getting over that bar with the stripes on it
DAVE: what the hell do they even call that thing
DIRK: Not sure.

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DAVE: ive let these poor bastards swing in the wind for too long
DAVE: like a pair of sneakers flung up on some power lines
DIRK: So irretrievably, and forever.
DAVE: yeah basically
DAVE: just dangling around like a couple of sorry assholes
DAVE: perfectly good pair of shoes stuck there forever now
DIRK: Not even a Houston tornado could knock those suckers down. Caption that shit "hang in there, baby" and it's a motivational poster.
DAVE: theyll be dangling in the breeze till kingdom come
DAVE: ozymandias eat your damn heart out
DIRK: Those shoes are like B-listers in a buddy cop trilogy. Their contracts are rock solid for the next decade.
DAVE: i mean until the knot comes loose i guess
DAVE: but like thatll be happening
DAVE: that shit is tighter than a boozy warlocks grip on his secret as fuck wizard scrolls
DAVE: more entangled than the bush administration
DIRK: Sounds downright fucking Gordian.
DAVE: when isnt literally anything around here
DIRK: You know, you actually did end up bringing the Sweet Bro And Hella Jeff arc to a close.
DAVE: in the moives?
DIRK: Yeah.

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DIRK: So I take it you're doing what any reasonable person would in the face of our premise's rapid descent into the nonfigurable.
DIRK: Which is of course refusing to so much as acknowledge it.
DAVE: mhm
DIRK: As soon as our Calliope gave the order to hurry up and wait, everyone else splits into groups and gets down to their unfinished business. But you bust open your laptop and completely isolate yourself from the rest of the party.
DIRK: What gives.
DAVE: im pretty sure this qualifies as unfinished business
DAVE: i was actually thinking of making a scene about it earlier
DAVE: give it enough of a windup folks are gonna think im going for the home run.
DIRK: That's not how it works. The pitcher doesn't want the team at bat to score.
DAVE: even better
DAVE: just means they saw me coming a mile away with that fake shit
DAVE: like hey guys im just gonna straight up swan dive into the black hole and pull out a shiny new door
DAVE: sure dave they say
DAVE: sure youre going down hero lane to savedsville and sure well stop at the good ol golden arches on the next right
DAVE: and man i would if i could
DAVE: who couldnt use a mcflurry right about now
DAVE: but we dont get to have that sort of ass pull in this day and age and everyone knows it
DAVE: so instead i just pull a hard left over the divider and go straight into oncoming traffic
DAVE: sorry kids
DAVE: nothing but screams on uncle daves jokemobile
DAVE: thing is that kinda flippancy would just drag shit out right now and we did just get done having our asses handed to us
DAVE: resuming this ungoply horsne shit is last thing anybody wants to hear about
DAVE: so i just got right to it
DIRK: One question.
DIRK: Why are they Rose's kids.
DAVE: dude
DAVE: im not driving my own kids into oncoming traffic
DAVE: thats irresponsible
DIRK: Okay, but seriously.
DIRK: What are you actually doing over here.
DAVE: i just think its about time i wrapped things up
DAVE: so im finally taking my whole ass into account here and im going to do what I was ectobred to do
DAVE: and that is to finally finish off sweet bro and hella jeff with the bang that it deserves

18/09/16
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JANE: But yes. Thank you for giving Caliborn a good thrashing for me.
JOHN: im just glad i don't have to hear from him ever again!
JOHN: hes just a big loudmouth jerk that likes to talk a bunch.
JOHN: and we already have karkat for that.
JANE: So we do!
JANE: ...Things do seem to be turning out, in their own way.
JANE: Besides this little problem with the door. :(
JOHN: yeah...
JOHN: rose says she and calliope are working on some kind of idea, but we might have to wait a while.
JOHN: gosh, i hate waiting!
JOHN: we've done so much of it already. it is pretty unfair that we are even here.
JOHN: can't someone tell paradox space to get a move on so we can get to all the cool partying and happy friendship stuff that’s gonna happen?
JANE: I think that's a little out of our hands, John.
JANE: The partying and friendship will just have to wait.
JOHN: i guess a little more won't hurt.
JOHN: but after this is over we owe it to ourselves to have some damn fun for a change!
JADE: hey guys!!
JOHN: huh?
JOHN: oh, hi jade!

18/09/16
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JOHN: I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!
JOHN: IT'S INESCAPABLE.
JANE: What the...
JANE: John, there's no cake!
JANE: I mean, we could certainly make one.
JANE: Particularly after all of this nonsense is resolved for good.
JANE: Come to think of it, Jake might have been right about the error in baking for myself. Things certainly did not turn out well. Maybe this is our opportunity to return to tradition.
JOHN: oh noooooooo
JOHN: not you too...
JANE: Heehee, I'm joking!
JANE: But I can't promise about my father.
JANE: I am sure we'll be positively buried in pastries before the day is done, assuming he can acquire access to an oven.
JOHN: this is the worst!
JANE: John, I have the sneaking suspicion you are not being completely serious.
JOHN: no, i'm not...
JOHN: ...i guess seeing dad--
JOHN: err, YOUR dad--
JOHN: it just reminded me of how this all got started and i guess those feelings came rushing back.
JOHN: wow, it really has been... a... really long time?

JOHN: i think that reaction was just... i don't know.
JOHN: maybe i really would like some cake.

JANE: Well soon we can put that theory to the test.

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JOHN: MORE CAKE!!!!!!!!

18/09/16
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JOHN: wait...
JOHN: this means...
JANE: What does it mean?
JOHN: it means...!!!

18/09/16
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JANE: By the way.
JANE: Happy birthday!
JOHN: huh?
JANE: Well, we came through different versions of the same gate, did we not?
JOHN: oh, yeah. i mean, no we didn't... not?
JOHN: yes, we did?
JANE: Positive confirmation is fine.
JOHN: sooo it's your birthday too?
JANE: Yessir!
JANE: And despite my complaints, and all of the hullabaloo at the start, to see my friends and family again and know they are okay...
JANE: I suppose it isn't that bad after all. :B
JOHN: awww.
JOHN: i wonder if it's my birthday from my perspective, too?
JOHN: or if i spent longer zapping around like that...
JOHN: wow, it's kind of hard to keep everything straight. come to think of it, i have no idea what day it is or was anymore.
JANE: Well, you could always throw caution to the wind and celebrate mine with me.
JOHN: really?
JANE: Of course! All of our friends here could come, actually. It would be great.
JOHN: oh man, it WOULD be great!
JOHN: wrapping all this up with a big party? that sounds like the best idea EVER.
JANE: Later, of course. Right now we have more pressing concerns.
JOHN: well, yeah.
JOHN: ....
JOHN: wait

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JANE: I'm just glad he's okay.
JANE: After those awful things Caliborn said, I was so worried!
JANE: But it turns out he was only trying to get under my skin. I should have known!
JOHN: ugh. he's just the worst.
JOHN: wait....
JOHN: who are we talking about?
JANE: Oh, Calliope's brother.
JOHN: oh, THAT guy!
JOHN: i punched him in the face! as well as other various yet similar beatings.
JANE: You... did?
JOHN: yeah!! it was awesome!
JOHN: and if i'd known he'd been bothering my grandma i'd have given him one more!
JANE: Ohoohoo, gosh, what a delightful thing to imagine.
JANE: And yet I still feel envious that I wasn't able to exact vengeance on the brute myself.
JANE: At one point I was deathly certain all of this was leading up to some sort of confrontation, but I suppose I will just have to learn to live with it.
JOHN: aw man........
JOHN: if callie hadn't told me not to, i'd take you to give him a good clobbering real quick.
JOHN: in fact, maybe if we can just... sneak one in there? for good time's sake?
JOHN: it's not like making that douche play 52 pickup with his crummy skeleton teeth would change anything, right?
JOHN: not anything MAJOR i mean.
JOHN: it would be good fun for the whole family. hehe.
JANE: I appreciate the sentiment, John, but you are really speaking to the wrong woman.
JANE: Remember that the first I heard of all of this juju time travel malarkey was a few hours ago.
JANE: The concept is somewhat novel to me, and if Calliope wishes us to refrain, I am perfectly happy to comply.
JOHN: oh yeah, that's right.
JOHN: it feels like it's been a lot longer for me, just because i've been doing so much stuff all over the place...
JOHN: i might not even have that particular malarkey anymore, however that works.
JOHN: maybe it's somebody elses turn to go zapping all over the place, which i guess is fine?
JOHN: just thinking about it is making me tired.
JOHN: when this is done with I am going to take the worlds HUGEST nap!!!
JANE: Agreed!

18/09/16
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JOHN: oof.
JOHN: sorry about that thing with your dad earlier!

JOHN: boy do i feel like a class act dummy, stealing your parental reunion spotlight like that.
JANE: Hmmmm.
JANE: I will just have to find some way to forgive you. :B
JANE: You are still a relative, you know!
JANE: We can have ourselves a delightful reunion once this is all over.
JOHN: oh, that sounds great!

18/09/16
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KANAYA: For Everything I Said Back There
KANAYA: I Really Do Have A Feeling Of
KANAYA: Not Exactly Optimism
KANAYA: But At The Very Least That We Are Going To Give It Our Best Effort
KANAYA: And Probably Not Fall Completely On Our Faces
KANAYA: Weve Come This Far After All
JAKE: You know.
JAKE: I think you're right.
KANAYA: Really
JAKE: ...
JAKE: Well i hope so at least.
JAKE: I am at the very least no longer in a dungeon, so that is a plus.
KANAYA: Well
KANAYA: Why Not Hope For More
KANAYA: We Got A Well Wishing From A Very Nice Dead Woman And A Mysterious Book And A Creepy Doll
KANAYA: What Better Omens Of Impending Success Could One Ask For
JAKE: Ha!
JAKE: I know you are making a joke, but i think you are onto something.
JAKE: Lets agree to go into this with however much enthusiasm we feel able and or required to muster.
KANAYA: How Incredibly Reasonable
KANAYA: Its A Deal

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JAKE: So speaking of practical solutions.
JAKE: What are we going to do now?
JAKE: Surely our place isn’t SOLELY on this flying saucer.
KANAYA: We Wait For A Plan To Manifest Out Of Our Allies
KANAYA: Do You Normally Ask Strangers This Many Questions
JAKE: Oh, sorry.
JAKE: I'm just curious.
JAKE: This whole alien thing is still a fresh concept to me.
JAKE: It was always a little funny how I just seemed to take all of that at face value instead of just flipping my lid towards the idea alone!
JAKE: I have always thought that meeting them would be very exciting.
JAKE: Like going on a grand adventure to their new worlds and learning their unique and compelling perspectives on things.
JAKE: Eventually earning their respect despite our differences and maybe discovering a few things about myself too.
KANAYA: Uhuh
JAKE: But i also thought that sort of thing only happened in very expensive movies.
JAKE: Yet here you all are.
KANAYA: And Im The Only One Still Hanging Around On The Victory Platter
KANAYA: So I Get To Be The Lucky Object Of Novelty
JAKE: When you put it that way it does sound a little rude.
JAKE: Although, are we really still strangers?
KANAYA: I Suppose Acquaintances May Be More Appropriate
JAKE: In that case i believe this is the start of a beautiful acquaintanceship!
KANAYA: I Was Just Wondering
KANAYA: Without Wanting To Sound Rude Back
KANAYA: Why Not Go Talk To Your Presumably Established Acquaintances
KANAYA: Or Maybe Even Your Human Ancestor
JAKE: Eaaaagh.
KANAYA: What
JAKE: I would, but...
JAKE: Um.
KANAYA: Are You Hesitant For Some Deeply Personal Reason
KANAYA: Possibly Connected To That Shame We Discussed Earlier
JAKE: Kind of sort of.
JAKE: And also this outfit is hardly the sort of first impression i want to make on my dead grandmother.
KANAYA: Again
KANAYA: What
JAKE: Yeesh, you're right. This is too much to process all at once.
JAKE: Can we go back to talking about hope and stuff?
KANAYA: Sure

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JAKE: The thing is
JAKE: I know it will not work because i have been trying my absolute damndest to make it work.
JAKE: The truth is all that blustering back there about bopping lord english a good one straight in the cranium…
JAKE: I was all goofy and punch drunk on the fumes of fighting those green guys!
JAKE: And i am sure i would have found that out the moment i saw him face to face.
JAKE: I am actually incredibly glad and relieved that fighting him is NOT what we are going to be doing.
JAKE: So relieved in fact that i feel a bit like a inconsolable coward who should be ashamed of himself.
JAKE: And between you and me
JAKE: It has been like this ever since we first started, and it has only seemed to get worse.
JAKE: Despite knowing what i would like to be feeling everything seems to be compounding to make me feel more and more hopeless.
JAKE: I think it would have been better if I had just stayed in bed this whole time.
KANAYA: Hmm
JAKE: Hmm?
KANAYA: You Want To Want To
KANAYA: But You Dont
JAKE: Yes!
JAKE: And i am incredibly flummoxed with myself about it.
KANAYA: Yeah Flummoxed Seems Like The Word Here
JAKE: Haha… yeah...
JAKE: So… um
JAKE: If it is alright to ask
JAKE: What do YOU believe?
KANAYA: Believe
KANAYA: About What
JAKE: About the correct attitude to have about hope in the face of hard challenges.
KANAYA: Wow
KANAYA: Um
KANAYA: I Cant Really Say Ive Thought About It
JAKE: Huh.
JAKE: I was sure you had some kind of personal credo behind that cold and collected swagger.
KANAYA: Do I Really Swagger
JAKE: Um... yes?
JAKE: I think so.
KANAYA: Just Kidding I Know I Do
KANAYA: Ive Never Had To Put It In Words Before
KANAYA: Give me A Second To Think
JAKE: Okay.
KANAYA: ...
JAKE: ....
KANAYA: ....
JAKE: ....
KANAYA: Okay Ive Got It
KANAYA: Its Pretty Simple Really
KANAYA: Overly Concerning Myself With The Existential Or The Remotely Or Even Unremotely Possible Would Be Building A Reinforcement Plateau On Sand
KANAYA: What Matters To Me Is That If There Is Something That Should Be Done In The Situation That I Find Myself Right Now
KANAYA: Then Ill Do It
KANAYA: And No Matter The Severity Of The Consequences Failing To Act Would Be A Betrayal Of My Values
KANAYA: So Hope Is Basically Irrelevant
JAKE: Wow.
JAKE: Just like that?
JAKE: You dont ever get scared, thinking you're gonna mess up?
KANAYA: Sometimes Yeah
KANAYA: But Thats Just How It Is
KANAYA: We Stumble From One Tragic Inevitability To The Next Without Getting Any Better At Predicting Their Arrival
KANAYA: So I Just Stick To Whatever Seems Practical
KANAYA: Most Problems Seem To Yield To A Swift Bifurcation
KANAYA: Particularly With A Chainsaw
JAKE: I...
JAKE: Think this is another tactic that would not work for me.
JAKE: Its all a bit blunt.
JAKE: Except for the chainsaw which is sharp and revving.
KANAYA: Exactly
KANAYA: My Point Is Not That You Should Try To Emulate My Solution
KANAYA: But That You Require A Solution Tailored To Your Problem
KANAYA: And Inexplicably
KANAYA: Trying To Get To The Result Simply By Knowing You Should Have It Isnt Working For You
KANAYA: So Perhaps Something Else Is Going On Here
JAKE: That is…
JAKE: Actually some good advice.

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KANAYA: That Does Not Strike Me As A Particularly Compelling Argument
JAKE: ...
KANAYA: In Fact I Am Not Even Convinced That You Believe It
JAKE: Well what if i BELIEVE that i believe it, and that makes it true, consarn it?
KANAYA: Do You
JAKE: Do i what?
KANAYA: Believe That You Believe It
JAKE: ...
JAKE: No.
JAKE: Not really.
JAKE: Mostly i WANT to believe it, but what i really believe
JAKE: Is that im sitting in my skivvies on a dinner plate. In space.
JAKE: The in space part should be a thrill, but i keep being distracted by the fact that this getup is more draughty than dashing.
JAKE: And that all the events up until now have been thrilling in the worst way.
JAKE: In fact, what i believe right now is that i'd like some pants.
KANAYA: I Wasnt Going to Say Anything
JAKE: Its a bad look isn’t it. I was gung ho about it at first, being a caped crusader.
JAKE: But now i just feel dumb.
JAKE: And exposed.
KANAYA: The Color At Least Suits You
JAKE: Well thats something i guess.
KANAYA: Despite My Quibbling
KANAYA: I Do Think There Is Something To Be Said For Keeping Your Chin Up
KANAYA: In The Sense That Cultivating A Serene and Confident Appearance Can Help You Feel Those Things In Truth
KANAYA: But Im Not Sure That Approach Works For Everyone
JAKE: Fake it til you make it huh.
KANAYA: Precisely
JAKE: I think i might be one of the people it doesn’t work for.
KANAYA: Thats Possible
KANAYA: But I Wouldnt Rule It Out Entirely
KANAYA: Have You Considered A Bold Lip Color
KANAYA: I Find That It Helps
JAKE: .. I cant say that i have.
KANAYA: Then I Am Out Of Ideas

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JAKE: So...
JAKE: Um....
KANAYA: Kanaya
JAKE: Kanaya! Nice to meet you.
JAKE: Im Jake.
KANAYA: Hi Jake
JAKE: I was wondering...
JAKE: Why not go after her with the others?
KANAYA: What
KANAYA: Do You Mean Vriska
JAKE: Right, Vriksa.
KANAYA: Vriska
JAKE: Thats what i said.
KANAYA: Its Absolutely Not What You Said
KANAYA: But Okay
KANAYA: To Answer Your Question
KANAYA: If Terezi Believes She Can Handle It I Would Be Ill Advised To Insert Myself Into That Whole Situation I Think
KANAYA: It Would Be Inappropriate
KANAYA: For A Lot Of Reasons
JAKE: Really?
KANAYA: Yes Really
JAKE: Well, what reasons might there be?
JAKE: I do not mean to end up sounding a shade tactless, but
JAKE: Isnt she your friend?
KANAYA: Yep
KANAYA: Just Because We Have Gone The Entire Three Years Without More Than A Stilted Conversation In The Nutrition Block Does Not Mean That Friendship Is Not Whats Happening There
JAKE: Uh...
KANAYA: Okay
KANAYA: I May Have Meddled In The Past Up To And Including The Recent Past
KANAYA: But That Was Always Out Of Necessity
KANAYA: Or At The Very Least Perceived Necessity
KANAYA: Or Something I Could Talk Myself Into Believing Was Necessity
KANAYA: Even While My Actions Proved Detrimental
KANAYA: Or Even
KANAYA: Personally Catastrophic Actually
JAKE: ....
KANAYA: Okay Mostly Always
JAKE: Er... you are losing me a little here.
KANAYA: The Point Of My Points Is
KANAYA: I Am Clearly Not Needed In Terezis Pale Affairs
KANAYA: So I Am Going To Continue Employing A New Strategy I Like To Call
KANAYA: Remaining In My Avenue
KANAYA: Calliope Wanted The Space Players To Hang Around Anyway
JAKE: Oh.
JAKE: And what about that kakarot guy?
KANAYA: Karkat
JAKE: Right.
KANAYA: Well What Can I Say
KANAYA: Clearly He Feels Differently
KANAYA: Id Rather Not Obstruct Him More Than I Already Have
JAKE: ??
KANAYA: Oh
KANAYA: I Knocked Him Out To Avoid His Involvement In The Battle
KANAYA: It Was To Fulfill My Agreement With Echidna And In The Moment I Didnt Really Have Any Other Options
KANAYA: But Doing It Again
KANAYA: It Sends The Wrong Message
JAKE: I suppose i... dont really understand any of this in the slightest.
JAKE: It feels like im missing some backstory.
KANAYA: Thats Alright
KANAYA: You Dont Have To Intimately Grasp My Reasons For Refusing To Get Involved
KANAYA: Its Going To Not Happen Anyway
JAKE: But...
JAKE: Isnt getting the earth back kind of important? Maybe we should have all gone with them.
KANAYA: You Know
KANAYA: Im Not Sure
KANAYA: Vriska Seemed Pretty Confident
KANAYA: And Her Information Has Been Good So Far
KANAYA: So Maybe Shes Right
JAKE: Are you sure she hasn't just gotten into your head?
JAKE: She was making varying attempts towards that with me.
JAKE: Dare i say she was probably successful, even.
JAKE: I know this is a thing that can happen with blue women.
KANAYA: Oh Yeah
KANAYA: Im Aware
KANAYA: But If She Had
KANAYA: Then I Would Not Be Entertaining The Equally Likely Possibility That This Is Only Excessive Bravado In Response To Things Not Turning Out How She Had Hoped
KANAYA: And We Are All Going To Die
JAKE: You sound rather nonchalant about it!
JAKE: Dying has happened too much for my liking already.
KANAYA: It Has Just Been That Sort Of Day
KANAYA: The Way I Feel Now Would Be Best Surmised As
KANAYA: Okay So This Is Happening
JAKE: Nonsense!
JAKE: You have to keep your chin up and face the opposition with a red-blooded heart full of manly gusto and boundless confidence!
KANAYA: Why Exactly
JAKE: Well... because!!

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ROSE: I'm going to go see if there's been any headway.
ROSE: We'll catch up more later.
ROSE: Maybe when this is all finally over.
JADE: alright!
JADE: dont get lost in those woods :B
ROSE: I won't.
ROSE: As long as you don't devour any unsuspecting old ladies.
JADE: hehe, i'll try! ;D

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ROSE: You know.
ROSE: I feel foolish that I didn't talk to you more, when we were younger.
JADE: you're right. why didn't we??
ROSE: Just being awkward kids, I think.
ROSE: You always made me feel a little self-conscious.
ROSE: Plus, our text colors didn’t seem to merge very well, frankly.
JADE: huh??
ROSE: It's true.
ROSE: Well, minus that last bit. That was a joke.
ROSE: Though I can hardly say it's your fault.
ROSE: Saying it aloud probably makes it sound ridiculous, but a straightforward and earnest person like yourself can make a purposefully serious and grim girl feel as if she's being unnecessarily dour.
ROSE: Like all of my cynical antics were needlessly put upon.
JADE: you don't seem like that to me at all!
JADE: it was just you being 'rose'
JADE: i liked that you were yourself
JADE: you dont have to be happy if you dont feel like it
JADE: as long as youre you its okay
ROSE: See, there you go again.
JADE: :O
ROSE: Don't worry, I'm mostly joking.
ROSE: ;)
JADE: ha ha :P
JADE: maybe i missed your gloomy stoic airs most of all!
ROSE: It's possible.
ROSE: I certainly appear to have underestimated their charm.

18/09/16
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JADE: so... what IS in the book?
ROSE: They appear to be stories about other timelines, each separate to this one.
ROSE: The events span causality in either direction, albeit with limited coherency. The style is a little flat, as if it was written in a hurry.
JADE: wow...
JADE: that's pretty cool
JADE: and mysterious!
ROSE: Yes, the mystery pile doesn't stop from accruing volume.
JADE: hehe
JADE: but it's full of useful clues, i'll bet!
ROSE: A basket of fortune clues to take to grandmother.
ROSE: Through the woods that we are still in.
ROSE: The metaphors here are synergistic enough to induce frantic salivation in even the most distinguished of Jungian scholars. I should hope if any future analysts exist are given opportunity to reflect on our present situation from the comfort of distant retrospect, they come equipped with a thorough supply of drool-absorbent handkerchiefs.
JADE: hehe, gross!
ROSE: Callie says she has an idea, but she wants a moment to complete the text before she is certain.
ROSE: So for the moment, we wait.
ROSE: I never did get to compliment you, by the way.
JADE: :O ??
ROSE: On managing your escape from the medium.
ROSE: That was quite the slip you gave to the coils of fate.
ROSE: I've been waiting almost three years to tell you how impressed I am.
ROSE: And how grateful.
ROSE: Without you none of this would have been possible.
JADE: oh, thank you
JADE: i... dont think i feel too good about it though
ROSE: Oh?
JADE: maybe in some timeline it was very exciting and cool
JADE: but for me it was just necessary
JADE: and kind of sad
JADE: davepeta sprite told me a bunch of stuff about how that doesn't matter, but
JADE: i don't know :(
JADE: it feels like it matters
JADE: it was a really lonely trip
JADE: and i felt so bad about john and davesprite
JADE: i...
JADE: it was my fault
JADE: i was right and i should have listened to myself!
JADE: instead of being this massive hypocrite to my own logic
ROSE: Hmm?
JADE: i mean i shouldnt have sat around crying
JADE: i wasted all that time being so upset
JADE: and i was so scared
JADE: if id tried maybe
JADE: or if id been nicer to myself!
JADE: urrhghhh
JADE: oh no
ROSE: Jade, are you okay?
JADE: no!!!
JADE: no im sorry
JADE: all of this is happening so fast
JADE: coming back and seeing all of you
JADE: i dont know whats happening!
ROSE: It’s alright, deep breaths. Tell me what you're thinking.
JADE: im thinking im so sorry for everything i said to myself
JADE: and also sad that i didnt listen
JADE: this probably doesnt make any sense you werent even there
JADE: really i just
JADE: i think i missed all of you
JADE: so much :c
ROSE: I missed you too, Jade.
ROSE: I'm sorry about what you went through.
JADE: i... thanks
JADE: woof
ROSE: Hhheh.
ROSE: Um, I mean, nevermind that.
ROSE: What did Davepeta tell you?
ROSE: Whoever Davepeta is.
JADE: they are exactly what they sound like
JADE: they said something about... ooogh
JADE: how i am the sum of my possibilities or something?
JADE: like there are some jades that werent lonely
JADE: rose...
JADE: were they right? am i being upset for no reason?
ROSE: Well...
ROSE: Most immediately, it strikes me as an overly complex and abstract solution for a mundane problem.
ROSE: You're here with us now, and you won't be alone anymore.
ROSE: What happened is in the past. As awful as it was, it's over, and you have a chance to move beyond it.
JADE: oh...
JADE: um
JADE: ok yeah
JADE: i dont know if im ready to talk about all of this much more
JADE: its kind of overwhelming to take in all at once
JADE: i think what i would really like to do is sort all this out in peace and quiet

ROSE: Don't worry. We'll have plenty of time, now.
ROSE: Assuming we're able to correctly devise our escape, anyway.

JADE: oh god im not distracting you am i?
ROSE: Not at all.
ROSE: I'll admit the problem is a little urgent, but I'd rather stop to make sure you're okay.

JADE: i am now!
ROSE: Good.

18/09/16
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JADE: rose.. :(
JADE: im sorry i let her take the earth!
JADE: i really tried to stop her
JADE: but my powers dont work as well
JADE: i think soon theyll be gone forever

JADE: and she just
JADE: i just
JADE: ...
ROSE: It's alright, Jade.
ROSE: I mean it.
ROSE: At least this way, nobody was hurt.
ROSE: ...Severely.
JADE: yeah...
JADE: was that
JADE: oh my gosh what was her name
JADE: vriska?
ROSE: Oh yeah. That was definitely Vriska.
JADE: i sort of remember her from when i was
JADE: when i didnt have control of myself
JADE: and a little bit about years ago and...
JADE: ohhh rose :c
JADE: these are all awful memories and now everything else has gone so wrong and
JADE: i thought it was going to be okay
JADE: i practically just got here!
JADE: im so upset
ROSE: It's okay to be upset.
ROSE: But none of this was your fault.
ROSE: Now that it's over, we can look for a solution together.
JADE: yeah...
ROSE: ...Though I should tell you, there is a chance we may not regain the Earth at all.
JADE: what?
JADE: but ghost callie told me it was something i had to do!
ROSE: That may have been true, when it was said.
ROSE: Or maybe it remains to be true, or it never was. It would not be the first time the truth became tangled in temporally necessary obfuscation.
ROSE: And though I have yet to fully immerse myself in the text we were given, for now it seems our planet is mentioned, but not in any way that explicitly describes its retrieval.
ROSE: Or our entry into the universe.
JADE: thats...
JADE: kinda weird honestly
ROSE: It is definitely kind of weird.
JADE: it is really very much definitely absolutely kind of weird!
ROSE: I'm hesitant to share this information with the others. I don't want to disturb them.
ROSE: But I think I owe it to you to say so.
JADE: so she really was telling the truth
JADE: about not knowing what we do especially if it's not in her book
ROSE: The solution isn't, as far as I can tell.
ROSE: Maybe I was a little harsh on her.
JADE: you were a little!
JADE: but i dont think shes the kind to mind that sort of thing
ROSE: Probably not.
ROSE: That doesn't stop me from feeling a little silly.
JADE: being a little silly wont kill you!
ROSE: You sound so very sure of that, Jade.
ROSE: But why risk it?
JADE: pff!
ROSE: Anyway.
ROSE: I think what we have now are the pieces to a puzzle.
ROSE: Perhaps the solution meant to be derived is on a somewhat different scope.
ROSE: There is a theory I'm working on, but I'm not sold on it.
ROSE: Not just yet, at least.
JADE: if you wanted to talk about it?
ROSE: Sure.
ROSE: Since the door, I've considered that whatever interrupted our entry did not in fact interrupt any parameters necessary for us to be the "alpha" timeline.
ROSE: But considering what Vriska said about our associates' clown friend, this is at least implied not to be true. Unless even those goal posts have somehow been moved. This in itself invokes more questions than answers.
ROSE: Once more we are naught but lyrists, our harps strung with Ariadne's thread.
JADE: how does she know that stuff, anyway?
ROSE: It's certainly curious.
ROSE: I'm beginning to suspect that there was a lot she wasn't telling us.
ROSE: But the complete text may very well bring certain things into the light.
JADE: gosh, maybe
JADE: ugh, this is all so stressful
JADE: i was hoping we would be out of the woods by now!
ROSE: Oh, and leave a setting all too appropriately matched with your lupine demeanor?
JADE: very funny, rose! i am fine with NOT being the big bad wolf this time. :P
ROSE: Fair enough. My hood isn't exactly red, either.

18/09/16
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ROXY: so ur feelin pretty okay?
CALLIOPE: i certainly am.
CALLIOPE: "i" am who i was always meant to be. everything she was and more, inclUding my natUre as a cherUb.
CALLIOPE: her certainty, her pUrposefUl strength, the tools of her predomination-- they are all within my grasp as they were within hers.
ROXY: aw girl i'm so proud of you
ROXY: you're gonna grow up to be the best universe snake guardian anybody ever did have.
CALLIOPE: sadly, i will not.
ROXY: ????????
CALLIOPE: i am sorry to say that withoUt my brother's half of oUr total being, i will never matUre into a fUlly grown adUlt.
ROXY: D:
ROXY: WHAAaaaaat
ROXY: callie i cant believe im just hearin about this
ROXY: that's so not fair

CALLIOPE: it is very Unfair!
CALLIOPE: bUt it is also the trUth.
CALLIOPE: he was never going to concede to oUr Union.
CALLIOPE: if i had accepted that sooner, i may have become resigned to do what i otherwise coUld not.
CALLIOPE: bUt if i had, we woUld also not be standing here.
CALLIOPE: so it simply is how it is.
CALLIOPE: Ultimately, i do not regret anything.

ROXY: ...well, shoot
ROXY: we're still gonna have the best time as good pals in the new universe.
ROXY: you'll see!
CALLIOPE: i know we will.

18/09/16
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CALLIOPE: he always believed my intent to adapt to yoUr level of socialization was perverse and Uncanny.
CALLIOPE: i am sUre i have told yoU this before, but cherUbs aren't typically...
CALLIOPE: well, they aren't like me. in a natUral life, oUr few relationships are brief and violent.
CALLIOPE: thoUgh she appeared nonchalant, i coUld tell that my other self was very mUch oUt of her element here among yoU.
ROXY: what like. all confused and flustered
CALLIOPE: indeed, or at least her closest eqUivalent.
ROXY: aww!
CALLIOPE: she woUldn't Understand the point of showing Us feelings like that. or maybe even be bothered by those kinds of sensations. she woUld never feel the need to appease others or make them Understand her.
CALLIOPE: those things woUld have been no Use while at war with her other half...
CALLIOPE: it is so strange, to finally contemplate oUr similarities.
ROXY: but you... don't sound like that at all
CALLIOPE: i certainly don't! bUt only becaUse i have had all of yoU.
CALLIOPE: yoU all cooperate with one another. yoU benefit from sharing each others feelings and Understanding them.
CALLIOPE: and amazingly enoUgh, it is throUgh those experiences that i can comprehend how it is she mUst feel...
CALLIOPE: which is. somewhat eye opening.
ROXY: ahhhh
ROXY: like lookin back at a past self kinda

ROXY: before you learned to think about shit the way you do now
ROXY: and bein all kinda "wow im actually ahead of her in some ways"
ROXY: which is weird bc she's the big ol predominated tough gal
ROXY: and u looked up to her for a long time?
ROXY: thinkin she was all mysterious an enigmatic
CALLIOPE: precisely.
CALLIOPE: and to be qUite honest.
CALLIOPE: i wonder if i have not been fooling myself all along.
ROXY: D: ?
CALLIOPE: i believed she was able to predominate by having some qUality that i did not.
CALLIOPE: when that... wasn't trUly the case.
ROXY: ?? what do you mean
CALLIOPE: it is a little hard to describe!
CALLIOPE: all my life i was fascinated by yoUr species. maybe even envioUs.
CALLIOPE: the standards for a good cherUb are so extremely different from the standards of a good hUman. or a good troll.
CALLIOPE: yoUr kind have to be very carefUl with the force of their wills.
CALLIOPE: a very weak will can invite negative forces and chaos to overtake yoUr life.
CALLIOPE: bUt if you exert yoUr will at any cost, yoU can't coexist with others, and yoU will Ultimately be Unhappy. this is a very hard line to walk, even for those of yoU born into "society."
CALLIOPE: bUt when yoU sUcceed, it is so wonderfUl!
CALLIOPE: as yoU care for each other, both individuals benefit from the interaction. yoU come away stronger. there is no winner, no victim. even yoUr alternian friends in selective moments practice these delicate and beaUtiful systems of social exchange. it is a wonderfUl thing to read and stUdy. it is why i am so incredibly fond of yoU all!
CALLIOPE: it was something i hoped woUld be of Use against my brother. to assUre my own victory throUgh the valUes of benevolence and cooperation.

CALLIOPE: but cherUbs...
CALLIOPE: by being thrUst into a life or death conflict of wills from the moment they are born, we are reqUired to act with singUlar pUrpose and Unwavering resolve.
CALLIOPE: thoUgh i have learned mUch, i cannot trUly change what i am or what i was meant to become. i will never be a creatUre with a hUman mind, only one who has learned it by intense stUdy.
CALLIOPE: if i have ever acted in a disconcerting or inappropriate way, this is why.
CALLIOPE: not that i am making excUses for myself! U__U
CALLIOPE: i am very Unhappy to make any of yoU Uncomfortable.
ROXY: aww callie...
ROXY: i think you're fine just the way you are.
ROXY: it's cool that you're different from humans or cherubs.
ROXY: that's what makes you special!
ROXY: it's what makes you callie
CALLIOPE: thank yoU, roxy.
CALLIOPE: in trUth, i do like the way that i am.
ROXY: good bc callie ur the SHIT
ROXY: ur the absolute doggy diggity bomb ok and dont let anybody tell you different
ROXY: and if it helps
ROXY: all this talk is makin cherubs sound like some cool as shit badass mofos that i think are rad as all fuck
ROXY: in fact im thinkin id like to make....
ROXY: a CHERUBSONA
ROXY: if thatd be ok with you
CALLIOPE: :U !!!!
CALLIOPE: yoU woUld???
ROXY: sure!! you could tell me all about em
ROXY: maybe not till after all this shit goes down
CALLIOPE: i woUld like that a lot.
CALLIOPE: there are so many stories and legends i would love to tell yoU. the cherUb lore is rich and lUsh with strange and ethereal whimsy. even its finest details allUde to vast and echoing significance.
ROXY: o FUCK yes
ROXY: that sounds exactly like what im all about
ROXY: callie are there....
ROXY: wizards

CALLIOPE: roxy.
CALLIOPE: there are so VERY many wizards.

ROXY: 8D
CALLIOPE: bUt all in dUe time, i sUppose.
ROXY: yeahhh
ROXY: we got some shit to take care of first
ROXY: sorry to get you off on a tangent when you got that book to be reading

18/09/16
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ROXY: callie!
ROXY: i can't believe that was really you!
CALLIOPE: it was! well. sort of.
ROXY: she was so cool!
ROXY: all floatin around and bein mysterious and aloof like that
ROXY: like shes all burdened with glorious purpose n shit
ROXY: so mature like damn
ROXY: is that what youll be like when youre older?
CALLIOPE: well, no!
CALLIOPE: she and i are the same age.
ROXY: woooah really??
ROXY: she sounds so different.
CALLIOPE: yes. she does.
CALLIOPE: in fact, i almost want to apologize for her.
ROXY: apologize? ? lmao what FOR
ROXY: being the most badassed green skull lady ever?
ROXY: second to you of course
CALLIOPE: oh! thank yoU.
CALLIOPE: bUt the way she spoke to rose...
CALLIOPE: yoU didn't find her to be...
CALLIOPE: Um, how to pUt this.
CALLIOPE: ominoUs or condescending, did yoU?
ROXY: not rly :O
CALLIOPE: oh. well. that's good.
ROXY: calliiiiiee
ROXY: is somethin botherin you?
CALLIOPE: well...
CALLIOPE: yes. u_u
CALLIOPE: all of this has started me thinking again.
ROXY: what about?
CALLIOPE: my brother.

18/09/16
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What, you all didn't get enough of this 'free will' thing the last time? I find that hard to believe.

Listen, we all know where this is going. That charlatan imposter is going to drag you hat over hambone through, count em, five whole different conversations before we can move on to anything worth your time. See what I did there? That's a funny little joke I just made. Clearly none of this is worth anybody's time. Especially not mine, which is why I'm going to betray character and get right to the point.

<a href="http://mspfanventures.com/?s=14278&p=175">CALLIOPE & ROXY</a> |
<a href="http://mspfanventures.com/?s=14278&p=178">JADE & ROSE</a> | <a href="http://mspfanventures.com/?s=14278&p=182">JAKE & KANAYA</a> | <a href="http://mspfanventures.com/?s=14278&p=187">JANE, JOHN & DAD</a> | <a href="http://mspfanventures.com/?s=14278&p=194">DAVE & DIRK</a>

Or, you could just click on the image. When will the free will cease? Probably never.

18/09/16
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You heard me the first time.

<a href="http://mspfanventures.com/?s=14278&p=175">CALLIOPE & ROXY</a> |
<a href="http://mspfanventures.com/?s=14278&p=178">JADE & ROSE</a> | <a href="http://mspfanventures.com/?s=14278&p=182">JAKE & KANAYA</a> | <a href="http://mspfanventures.com/?s=14278&p=187">JANE, JOHN & DAD</a> | <a href="http://mspfanventures.com/?s=14278&p=194">DAVE & DIRK</a>

22/08/16
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DAVE: now what

22/08/16
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DAVE: ...
DAVE: so...

22/08/16
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KARKAT: SO IT’S AGREED, WE'RE GOING TO DRAG HER BACK TO THIS SACCHARINE FRIENDSHIP END OF THE WORLD JAMBOREE WHETHER SHE LIKES IT OR NOT.
TEREZI: SUR3 WH4T3V3R COM3 ON 4LR34DY
KARKAT: GOOD. IT’S ABOUT TIME I DID SOMETHING IMPORTANT AROUND HERE.
KARKAT: HEY KANAYA, YOU WANNA COME TOO?

KANAYA: No Thanks
KANAYA: Ive Done Enough Cleaning Up After Vriska I Think
KANAYA: To Put It In Increasingly Honest Terms The Very Idea Fills Me With Complete And Overwhelming Disinterest
KANAYA: So Im Perfectly Happy To Let The Two Of You Take Care Of It On Your Own

KARKAT: HUH. REALLY?
KANAYA: Yes Really
KANAYA: Its Not My Job Anymore
KANAYA: And Besides
KANAYA: Im Sure You Can Handle It

KARKAT: YEAH, I GET IT.
KARKAT: HEAR THAT, EVERYBODY? WE'VE GOT THIS UNDER CONTROL. WE'RE GOING TO SAVE YOUR PLANET AND BE BACK IN TIME TO WATCH ALL OF THIS SORT ITSELF OUT! THERE'S ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT, SO YOU CAN ALL REMAIN CALM.
KARKAT: RIGHT TEREZI-
KARKAT: OH SHE'S ALREADY GONE.
KARKAT: HEY! WAIT UP OVER THERE! GOD, LET A GUY GO ON FOR A SECOND, WILL YOU?!

22/08/16
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KARKAT: AS LONG AS WE'RE STUCK OUT HERE, I MIGHT AS WELL ATTEMPT TAKING A SINGLE IOTA OF ACTUAL RESPONSIBILITY, OKAY? I’M INVESTED IN THAT PLANET. I HAVE TO BE. I OWE IT TO A BIG MYSTERIOUS SNAKE WOMAN FOR BELIEVING IN ME.
TEREZI: 1 DONT KNOW...
KARKAT: PLEASE. WHAT DON'T YOU KNOW? I WANT TO HEAR YOU SPELL IT OUT FOR ME LETTER BY RIDICULOUSLY SUBSTITUTED NUMBER JUST SO I KNOW WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW.
KARKAT: WHY CAN'T I JUST LIVE UP TO MY DESTINY, TEREZI? WHAT EXACTLY ABOUT THAT CONCEPT OFFENDS YOU SO BADLY.

TEREZI: 1TS JUST TH4T YOU T3ND TO B4RG3 YOUR W4Y 1NTO TH1NGS
TEREZI: L1K3 4 BIG LUMB3R1NG 3MOT1ON4LLY STUNT3D W4LLOWB34ST 4LL CR4NKY 4BOUT SOM3 N4GG1NG INS3CUR1TY LOCK3D 4W4Y 1N H1S PEN1T3NC3 FURROWS

KARKAT: YOU LEAVE MY FURROWS OUT OF THIS. THAT’S PRIVATE.
KARKAT: BESIDES, WHEN HAVE I EVER DONE THAT?

TEREZI: 1TS HOW W3 ST4RT3D T4LK1NG JUST NOW!
KARKAT: OKAY, POINT TAKEN.
KARKAT: BUT THAT DEFINITELY WON'T HAPPEN.

TEREZI: 1 TH1NK 1TS PROBABLY DEFINITELY WH4TS GO1NG TO H4PP3N
KARKAT: IT IS ABSOLUTELY DEFINITELY FOR SURE *NOT* WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN, I SWEAR. AND YOU KNOW I MEAN IT. WITH EVERY WEIRD PAJAMA'D ALIEN HERE AS MY WITNESS, I PROMISE I WILL SOMEHOW MANAGE TO KEEP MY INSUFFERABLE MAW SHUT.
KARKAT: YOU KNOW I WANT THIS RESOLVED AS PEACEFULLY AND RATIONALLY AS YOU DO, WITH AS LITTLE COLLATERAL DAMAGE AS POSSIBLE. BESIDES, DON’T WE KIND OF OWE IT TO THE HUMANS FOR FUCKING EVERYTHING UP *TWICE* NOW?
KARKAT: THINK OF IT AS LIKE, FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS UNDER KARKAT’S COOL AND NEW REIGN AS THE APPOINTED HOLLERGARCHY. YOU GO TAKE CARE OF VRISKA, AND I'M RESIDENT AMBASSADOR OF EVERYBODY ELSE THAT GIVES A SHIT, HERE TO SILENTLY AND SYMBOLICALLY REINFORCE YOUR POINT.

TEREZI: HMMMMMMMMM
KARKAT: OH COME ON, WHAT DO I NEED TO DO, HUH? HOLD MY BREATH? I'LL HOLD MY BREATH. HERE I GO...
TEREZI: OKAY J33Z!
TEREZI: YOU B1G W1GGL3R
TEREZI: BUT ONLY 1F YOU PROM1S3 TO CRY 4 B1G R1V3R OF D3L3CT4BL3 CH3RRY T34RS 4BOUT 1T

KARKAT: FUCK NO, I WISH YOU WOULDN'T JOKE ABOUT THAT.

22/08/16
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KARKAT: I'M COMING WITH YOU.
TEREZI: WH4T?
KARKAT: YEP, YOU HEARD ME. THAT'S WHAT'S HAPPENING. TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT, BY WHICH I MEAN, TAKE IT OR ALSO TAKE IT.
TEREZI: I H4V3 4 F3W TH1NGS TO S4Y TO TH4T
KARKAT: YEAH?
TEREZI: NO 4ND 4LSO WHY
KARKAT: YES AND ALSO BECAUSE.
KARKAT: I’M SUPPOSED TO LEAD THAT HUNK OF ROCK, OR SOMETHING. THE LEAST I CAN DO IS SHOW SOME INTEREST IN WHAT HAPPENS TO IT. RIGHT?

TEREZI: ... >:/
KARKAT: RHETORICAL QUESTION, DUMBASS.
TEREZI: 1 D1DNT S4Y ANYTH1NG!
KARKAT: WELL YOU WERE GOING TO.
KARKAT: I KNOW THE SOUR FACE OF SOMEONE PREPARING TO START AN ARGUMENT, I SEE IT EVERY EVENING IN THE REFLECTION PANE.

TEREZI: (NO N33D TO BR1NG YOUR 3V3N1NG 4BLUT1ONS 1NTO 1T)
KARKAT: QUIT STALLING AND GET TO THE GAB ALREADY!
TEREZI: OK4Y F1N3
TEREZI: 1 W4S GO1NG TO S4Y YOU SHOULD ST4Y H3R3
TEREZI: VR1SKA 1SNT GO1NG TO L1ST3N TO 4NYBODY BUT M3
TEREZI: 1F 4NYTH1NG YOULL JUST G3T 1N TH3 W4Y

KARKAT: DULY NOTED. STILL COMING.
TEREZI: >:[
TEREZI: YOUR3 GO1NG TO THROW SOM3 K1ND OF F1T 4BOUT TH1S 4R3NT YOU

KARKAT: ONLY AS BIG OF A FIT AS I HAVE TO!
KARKAT: I'M NOT JUST DOING THIS ON A WHIM, TEREZI. ECHIDNA SAID AS LONG AS I WAS LEADER, SHE'D LET US MAKE THE UNIVERSE. WELL, THERE'S THE UNIVERSE. I'M JUST HOLDING UP MY END OF THE BARGAIN.

KANAYA: Technically She Wanted You To Lead Once We Got There
KARKAT: LOOPHOLE. POINT IS, OUR OTHER LEADER DECIDED TO FUCK OFF AND LEAVE US HOLDING THE BAG, SO I'M CALLING IT EARLY.

22/08/16
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TEREZI: 1 KNOW HOW 1T SOUNDS
TEREZI: BUT 1 KNOW VR1SK4 B3TT3R TH4N 4NYON3
TEREZI: S3ND1NG 4LL OF US 4FT3R H3R 1S JUST 4SK1NG FOR TROUBL3

JANE: I don't know...
JANE: I mean to say, I do believe you.
JANE: But on the other side of the coin, it seems like that would leave you to ask for all of the trouble on your lonesome.
JANE: Which strikes me as more than a little foolish!

TEREZI: DONT T4LK TO M3 4BOUT TH3 OTHER S1DE OF CO1NS
TEREZI: JUST L3T M3 GO T4LK TO H3R F1RST
TEREZI: 1M TH3 ONLY ON3 TH4T C4N G3T H3R TO STOP
TEREZI: 1TS MY R3SPONS1B1LITY

JANE: Lord, um...
JANE: John?

JOHN: huh?
JANE: What do you make of all this?
JANE: You've known these extraterrestrial rapscallions for a great deal longer than I have.
JANE: Do you think Terezi is right?

JOHN: oh. well, i dunno...
JOHN: you see, i don't actually know.... THAT vriska very well?
JOHN: or any vriska really well, if im being honest.
JOHN: i thought i kind of knew her, and maybe helped her out a bit? then she died and was a ghost.
JOHN: and it turns out she did a bunch of stuff i didn't really agree with, and i ended up going a little off the handle and never saw her again.
JOHN: i don't think ill ever really wrap my brain around all the stuff that was going on with her no matter which vriska she is.
JOHN: she's kind of, uh....
JOHN: kind of a big weird mess!

TEREZI: G3T TO TH3 PO1NT JOHN
TEREZI: SH3 4SK3D FOR WH4T YOU TH1NK W3 SHOULD DO
TEREZI: NOT YOUR 41ML3SS Y4MM3R1NGS 4BOUT STUFF TH4T 1S FR4NKLY NON3 OF YOUR BUS1N3SS

JOHN: ugh.
JOHN: fine, the point of my points is that i do think terezi is the best one to deal with it.
JOHN: she got us this far, you know?

JANE: I guess that's reasonable...
JANE: All right, we won't go after her.
JANE: But you do know how important this is, I take it?

TEREZI: OF COURS3
JANE: Then it’s settled.
JANE: Best of luck. We'll stay here and worry about the pocket. You go retrieve the earth, and we'll meet back here later.

KARKAT: HOLD ON FOR A MINUTE.

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JANE: Oof...
JANE: Okay, I've officially had ENOUGH!
JANE: That's about all I can stand of getting knocked around today. First it was that awful cherub boy harassing me, then that revolting lollipop...
JANE: Then I died, THEN it was being controlled by that horrible fish woman, and just when our victory was in plain view, all of this calamity came crashing down!
JANE: On my BIRTHDAY, no less!
JANE: Well that's all I'm going to take. The line has to be drawn, and I'm drawing it right here! I've had it just about to my eyeballs standing around while the issues surmount. And I'm absolutely not letting some humgruffiny scofflaw nab the Earth and blast off into the jolly blue yonder without a fight.
JANE: Roxy, Dirk, Jake, wake up! We're tracking down this loose cannon and giving her the just deserts!

TEREZI: NO!
TEREZI: 1 M3AN
TEREZI: DONT DO TH4T

JANE: Don't what? Don't let her get away with our planet?
TEREZI: I ME4N L3T M3 DO 1T
JANE: What?
TEREZI: L3T M3 GO 4FT3R H3R

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KANAYA: Well
KANAYA: There She Goes

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TEREZI: G3T B4CK H3R3 OR YOU 4R3 1N HUG3 TROUBL3
TEREZI: VR1SK4!!!!!!!!

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TEREZI: VR1SK4
TEREZI: WH4T 4R3 YOU DOING??
TEREZI: G3T B4CK H3R3 R1GHT NOW

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TEREZI: VR1SK4!!!

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TEREZI: VRISK4!

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"[S] ULTIM8TELY RARE 11v1 SHOWDOWN "

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JADE: what?
JADE: why?

VRISKA: It's important!
VRISKA: I need it for something.
VRISKA: That's all you need to know.

JADE: no way!
JADE: if the earth is going anywhere i want to know where

VRISKA: Important places, that's where.
JADE: callie told me to bring it to the new universe
JADE: im not handing it over just because you say so
JADE: without even telling me why!

VRISKA: Jade, this is NOT the time to be stu88orn.
VRISKA: You have no idea how important it is that you give me that stupid planet.
VRISKA: We are looking at 8IG consequences here, people.

JADE: if its so important then you can just explain it to me!
VRISKA: L8r!
JADE: now!
VRISKA: No.
JADE: yes!
VRISKA: No!
JADE: yes!
VRISKA: I'm in charge here, in c8se you forgot!
JADE: well youre not in charge of ME
JADE: i barely know who you are!
JADE: and you are NOT making a very good first impression!!!!
JADE: maybe i will acknowledge your leadership when you start treating me with a little respect!

VRISKA: This isn't a8out respect! This is a8out results.
JADE: oooooooogh you are just!!!
JADE: no i wont go there i wont to lose my cool over something that can be so easily resolved
JADE: this is all so stupid
JADE: just tell us what you want with the planet and we can figure it out!! its a really easy thing to do!!!

VRISKA: Oh, I'm sorry, I forgot I was running a democracy!
VRISKA: I know you've 8een out of the loop having a nice little nap while the rest of us REALLY get shit done, but that's not how things work around here. This is life or de8th.
VRISKA: I'm going to fix all this, and I care more a8out that than I could EVER care a8out what you think.
VRISKA: I'm taking the planet, and that's F8NAL.

JADE: fatenal????
JADE: that doesnt even make any sense!

VRISKA: Alright, that TEARS it.
VRISKA: We'll do this the hard way.
VRISKA: Sorry a8out this, Harley. I tried asking nicely!

JADE: quit talking and do your worst!
TEREZI: W41T!

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VRISKA: Now hand it over.

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JADE: i do!
VRISKA: Good.

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VRISKA: I can't 8elieve it.
VRISKA: I leave you guys alone for fifteen minutes, and you start taking advice from dead strangers!?
VRISKA: We don't know a single thing a8out her OR her motives. For all we know, she's in on it!
TEREZI: 1 DONT KNOW
TEREZI: SH3 S33M3D TO KNOW WH4T SH3 W4S T4LK1NG 4BOUT
VRISKA: Ugh. We don't have time for this.
VRISKA: Whatever she told you, I'm sure it was a nice dopey daytime story for wigglers. 8ut forget a8out it. We have to stay focused on the real problems.
VRISKA: Right now we need to listen to our 8etter instincts.
VRISKA: And 8y that, I mean me.
VRISKA: And I think this was all part of some ela8or8 plan from the very 8eginning.
VRISKA: John, the juju, the door.
VRISKA: Aaaaaaaall of it.
VRISKA: Way up until the very end.
VRISKA: It's almost like that sneaky 8astard knew we'd 8e doing his dirty work even after the curtains closed.
VRISKA: That colossal green lunatic has alw8ys already 8een here. And you know what? I'm starting to get the perculiar feeling that even if you HAD walked through that door, it wouldn't change a damn thing. None of it would!
VRISKA: We need to start thinking on his level, playing HIS game, or this is just going to keep happening.

VRISKA: 8ut he's not the only one with plans.
VRISKA: Jade!
JADE: :o
VRISKA: Do you still have the earth?
JADE: do i...
JADE: oh!

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VRISKA: First thing's first; I don't know how, 8ut we must have screwed up.
VRISKA: The 'secret weapon' was nothing 8ut a stupid mcguffin the whole time!
VRISKA: It didn't do anything. Lord English didn't die. He got... sucked into a 8lack hole. Or he teleported away. Or he time traveled, or SOMETHING.
VRISKA: It was honestly pretty unclear, which is exactly the most frustr8ting thing a8out this situation.
VRISKA: The point is, he's still kicking around out there. And what's more, we've got paradox sp8ce unraveling around us as we speak.
ROSE: We know.
VRISKA: What??
JADE: yeah!
JADE: other callie came and talked to us
JADE: she told us everything about whats happening
JADE: and she gave us a book
JADE: its supposed to be useful somehow

VRISKA: Who??
KARKAT: CALLIOPE'S DEAD ALTERNATE OTHER TIMELINE SELF. WERE YOU EVEN LISTENING?
KARKAT: SHE HOVERED IN OUT OF NOWHERE AND GAVE US THE DETAILS.
KARKAT: SHE TOLD US HE'S NOT EVEN A THREAT ANYMORE. AND THAT WE HAD TO FIGURE IT OUT FOR OURSELVES, OR SOMETHING. THEN SHE TOOK OFF TO GO DO STUFF, I DON'T KNOW WHAT.
JOHN: and the house blew up!
KARKAT: OH, AND THE HOUSE BLEW UP.
ROSE: The house did indeed blow up.
VRISKA: You're kidding me.
ROSE: I'm absolutely not.

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VRISKA: Yeah, yeah. Every8ody, listen up!

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TEREZI: VR1SK4!
TEREZI: YOUR3 OKAY

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CALLIOPE: and mine.

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CALLIOPE: this is the story of my life.
CALLIOPE: i will tell you of the day i began to play the game.
CALLIOPE: the day of my brother's death.

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CALLIOPE: oh.
CALLIOPE: you've arrived.

DAMARA: 遅かったね。
DAMARA: 待くたびれよ。

CALLIOPE: my apologies.
DAMARA: いいよ。
DAMARA: この人なの?

CALLIOPE: yes.
CALLIOPE: would you also like to hear the story i am about to tell?

DAMARA: あんまり興味は無いけど…
DAMARA: 聞こうかな。

CALLIOPE: i see.

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DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < um, hey again
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < theres something ive been meaning to say for a while
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < about what you asked me to do
CALLIOPE: do you have any reservations.
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < not especially no
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < im purretty much 100% game for these outrageous godkiller shenanigans
GAMZEE: ...wHo ArE yOu?
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < oh, im davepeta!
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < dave and nepeta
GAMZEE: ... :o(
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < oh dont even give me that jester frown
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < ive had plenty of time to process all that on the way here and while you were talking and also while i was a ghost
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < maybe even more time than youve had?
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < i still dont know how much of a bad dude you are but i know stopping LE is more important than any of that
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < before the game you were really sweet! so who knows
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < the only way to find out is to go beat the efur loving tar outta that guy so thats what were gonna do
GAMZEE: uH, tHaNkS.
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < dont mention it
CALLIOPE: you had a question.
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < oh yeah!
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < im a sprite
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < so i mean
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < it could pawsibly change things
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < it might make no difference or it might be a really big deal
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < we are crossing some major streams thats what im saying
CALLIOPE: i am prepared.
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < oh okay good
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < im sure you know what youre doing
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < green ghost skull ladies always know what theyre doing that is the theme here!
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < but um
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < i had another question actually :{{
CALLIOPE: yes?
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < its juuuuust
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < after this i wont be davepeta anymore, or even just dave or nepeta
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < will i
CALLIOPE: no.
CALLIOPE: though none of you, or any of your kind, could hope to compete in a matter of will against a predominate cherub, even i will not go unchanged.
CALLIOPE: the effect would be subtle. perhaps unnoticeable.
CALLIOPE: but it will be a new self, altered, even if imperceptibly.

DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < oh
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < and youre just okay with that?
CALLIOPE: yes.
CALLIOPE: are you?

DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < you know what i really am. :{{
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < which is kinda sad because ill miss being me but also kinda not
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < you would think i would be all torn up about this but thats not how i f33l
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < i think i get it even more than i got it previously which was a lot if im being honest
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < nothing goes away not ever
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < and we are all in this together and efurrybody is counting on us
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < even the people that dont know that they are
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < especially those people!
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < i know what it all amounts to in the end and why its necessary so its ok
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < which is just another great thing about being me i guess
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < damn im gonna miss me so hard
CALLIOPE: then we are ready to begin.

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GAMZEE: ...yeah.
GAMZEE: i know what you're saying to me.

CALLIOPE: good.
GAMZEE: i ain't really got much of a choice, do i?
CALLIOPE: choice is unavoidable.
CALLIOPE: from your position, it is all that you have.

GAMZEE: ...
CALLIOPE: you might enjoy it, you know.
GAMZEE: ?
CALLIOPE: being "me".
CALLIOPE: i am not troubled by the loneliness and doubt that plagues your kind.
CALLIOPE: i am not vulnerable to the tools that were used to exploit and manipulate you.
CALLIOPE: you might be granted clarity on the limits of your own personal responsibility.
CALLIOPE: clarity that can only be afforded by experience.
CALLIOPE: and you would no longer be "alone".

GAMZEE: ain’t even is that the reason i’d be doing the thing.
CALLIOPE: i suppose not.
CALLIOPE: selflessness is your virtue, or perhaps your addiction.
CALLIOPE: i wonder if that is why you dream of him now. of the days when you would have given him anything.
CALLIOPE: when you believed your acquiescence all you had to offer, or something you were required to give.

GAMZEE: ...
GAMZEE: got something to ask.

CALLIOPE: yes?
GAMZEE: is this really gonna be the shit what makes it okay.
CALLIOPE: it is the only thing that will make anything okay.
GAMZEE: this other motherfucking self.
GAMZEE: will they suffer.

CALLIOPE: they already have. more than even you can imagine.
CALLIOPE: will you accept the truth of their suffering, to save them?

GAMZEE: is that a thing to be doing.
CALLIOPE: yes.
CALLIOPE: always.

GAMZEE: ...what about for you, sister? what's gonna be happening at yourself.
GAMZEE: you got any motherfucking shit to hope on?

CALLIOPE: i do not need it.
CALLIOPE: i know what it is that i must do. and i know that i will win.
CALLIOPE: that is enough.

GAMZEE: then...
GAMZEE: i'M rEaDy.

CALLIOPE: is there anything more you want to do, or say, in these last moments?
GAMZEE: DoN't MoThErFuCkInG kNoW.
GAMZEE: wHaT's ThErE tO gEt SaId?

CALLIOPE: anything at all.
CALLIOPE: these are some of your last moments as "you", until this is all over.

GAMZEE: guess i still ain't to have it up in my thinknub in any motherfucking way.
GAMZEE: keep thinkin on at how cross i was to be at everyone that they ain't had to know.
GAMZEE: ain't had to feel the silence creep on up in them to steal the motherfucking pleas from their wailgutters. their motherfuckin bones locking still under pain what ain't to stop for nothing. sometimes that made me to feel real. motherfucking terrible.
GAMZEE: wanted someone to come for me.
GAMZEE: nobody ever did.
GAMZEE: they ain't lookin out for me. ain't a motherfucker that is.

CALLIOPE: you could look out for yourself.
GAMZEE: honk.
GAMZEE: i ain't ever done but some shitright awfulness at that, sister.
GAMZEE: gettin up in the sneeze and then.
GAMZEE: well every motherfuckin other thing.
GAMZEE: ...i ain’t ever gonna see them again, am i.

CALLIOPE: not quite.
GAMZEE: even knowing they probably ain't caring to.
GAMZEE: i wish i could.

CALLIOPE: i know.
CALLIOPE: i too was isolated forcibly by his will.
CALLIOPE: in truth, our stories are not unalike. it is only our capacity for loneliness that differs.
CALLIOPE: if you wanted, i could tell you that story.
CALLIOPE: it might prove comforting to you, before the end.

GAMZEE: i...
GAMZEE: motherfucking guess so.

CALLIOPE: very well.

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GAMZEE: there ain’t any motherfuckers to get back to. ain't even a me left to go back to the being of.
GAMZEE: tried fighting him. i really did. learned real quick it ain't to do nothing.
GAMZEE: cept give him other motherfuckers to put in his way.
GAMZEE: sometimes he ain't in me. sometimes he is, and i think he ain't.
GAMZEE: sometimes it's pullin me back and motherfucking forth more than i can know and i can't get out and i gotta just motherfucking watch it from my own motherfucking head and
GAMZEE: fUcK.
GAMZEE: can't get out and away. no edge is there to be pulling away from but the one to be toppling over.
GAMZEE: i ain't being to know what's him and what's what he made me motherfucking do and what's all the motherfuck strewn up in the between of it
GAMZEE: or what's motherfucking left when all that shit gets pulled all up off the top to be lookin down even if any motherfucker even could be doing it.
GAMZEE: maybe there ain't nothing in here at all what ain’t his he'd take up with him.
GAMZEE: what if that's the shit getting its wait on for me.

CALLIOPE: there is only one way to know.
CALLIOPE: come with me, and be a part of his defeat.

GAMZEE: but what about motherfucking after, sister.
CALLIOPE: you can decide for yourself.
CALLIOPE: if you wish to be "encouraged", i can say that you are alive. and despite everything, you desire to live.
CALLIOPE: that would make hope an obvious choice.

GAMZEE: i've been hoping all my motherfucking life.
GAMZEE: and praying, and believing. just the kind of motherfucking puzzlechump i all up and am.
GAMZEE: LOOK WHAT IT MOTHERFUCKING DID. :o(
GAMZEE: what i motherfucking did.

CALLIOPE: what 'you' did?
CALLIOPE: were you not an innocent, made complicit in the evil of an omnipotent conspirator?

GAMZEE: ain't i the one to look at the doll?
GAMZEE: i let them in. for all the shit to be happening to me and at every other motherfucker.
GAMZEE: the thing that happened to karkat.
GAMZEE: that awful motherfucking unfair shit with terezi i ain't wanted nothing to do with.
GAMZEE: wanted something to trust in so motherfucking bad. everything around me goes to motherfucking rot and rot in circles all wound up the fuck in.
GAMZEE: it ain't mattering if it was me.
GAMZEE: or him.
GAMZEE: or motherfucking serket.
GAMZEE: can’t know in the what’s right for believing, never known.
GAMZEE: can't be living in this motherfucking husk no more knowing all what was done in it.
GAMZEE: just being awake is making me feel. motherfucking. sick.
GAMZEE: why me and nobody the motherfuck else, sister?
GAMZEE: must have deserved it some motherfucking how.

CALLIOPE: you were a child.
CALLIOPE: he was an adult who knew your vulnerabilities and exploited them.
CALLIOPE: and i am no better.

GAMZEE: :o( ???
GAMZEE: motherfucker.
GAMZEE: you ain't like him at all.

CALLIOPE: oh?
GAMZEE: you're showin your motherfuckin face to be asking me straight the motherfuck up all on at the things you're wanting for.
GAMZEE: you ain't tellin me lies what’s got to curl up in my motherfuckin pan, promising me shit i ain't never to have, or shit just to get taken away.
GAMZEE: and you ain't hurting nobody.

CALLIOPE: we have only just met.
CALLIOPE: how would you be certain of that?

GAMZEE: ...
CALLIOPE: i will tell you this.
CALLIOPE: i would do whatever it takes to destroy him.
CALLIOPE: i would stop at nothing, not even cruelty or deception.
CALLIOPE: i care only for the execution of my singular purpose.
CALLIOPE: that is who i am.
CALLIOPE: knowing this, will you still trust me?

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GAMZEE: ...
CALLIOPE: i know why you hesitate.
CALLIOPE: you have no reason to believe me.

GAMZEE: ain't motherfucking that.
GAMZEE: feels like how it's every motherfucker getting a turn with that thing but motherfucking me.
GAMZEE: tired of this. you’ve gotta be knowing that.

CALLIOPE: i do.
GAMZEE: wHaT's GoNnA bE dOnE wItH iT?
CALLIOPE: i will know him as he has known you. and i will defeat him.
CALLIOPE: when i do, all will be freed from his dominion. forever.
CALLIOPE: even you.

GAMZEE: hOnK
CALLIOPE: i understand this is difficult.
CALLIOPE: but it is what i must ask, all the same.

GAMZEE: no more have i got that rightness such as can get found.
GAMZEE: ain't anything what’s to be mine anymore.

CALLIOPE: you dream of this happy memory. that is yours to have.
GAMZEE: not real. that shit got taken away.
CALLIOPE: you have been alone for a very long time, gamzee.
CALLIOPE: is it not time for that to change?

GAMZEE: NO.
GAMZEE: no.

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CALLIOPE: listen to me.
CALLIOPE: there is another "you".
CALLIOPE: like yourself, they fell to the beast of time. their fate persists to the end, as it becomes the beginning.
CALLIOPE: it is through the enslavement of this self that my enemy was able to seize such ubiquitous control of fate.
CALLIOPE: it was an act of certain and indisputable evil. nonetheless, it came to pass.
CALLIOPE: they will go on into his servitude, and raise my other self, and her brother, into the individuals they are destined to become. your task is to accept the brutal reality of what has been done, so that we may confront it.

GAMZEE: :o(
GAMZEE: like...
GAMZEE: gettin myself custodial upon a motherfucker?
GAMZEE: like to a wiggler?

CALLIOPE: yes.
CALLIOPE: you were always the one that would be selected for this burden. a soul bound to bear gods into the world.
CALLIOPE: though you do not go willingly, your loneliness will compel you to stay with them. even love them. it's nothing more than convenience to the individuals responsible. an insurance that you would not interrupt their objective.
CALLIOPE: the version of myself meant to live and exist will result from your inevitable submission to fate. as will the lord, who will rise to consume everything in a rule unending in space or time.
CALLIOPE: it will be necessary. but terrible.
CALLIOPE: so here, i will allow you to decide what will become of that tormented soul.

GAMZEE: how am i all supposed to get my decide on for a me what ain't motherfucking me.
GAMZEE: or a you what ain't motherfucking you.

CALLIOPE: i do not mean to mislead you. it has already happened, through no decision of our own.
CALLIOPE: he will consume you, a sacrifice tied inextricably to his power over reality. and this story may truly begin.

GAMZEE: so there ain't any way to be stopping it.
CALLIOPE: the past cannot be prevented.
CALLIOPE: but if it is what you truly want, i could do something else.
CALLIOPE: i could destroy it.

GAMZEE: ...motherfucker, why?
GAMZEE: you think i ain't knowing better that this is how it was meant to be.
GAMZEE: that there ain't any getting away from it.
GAMZEE: you think by now it ain't clear at me what i'm meant for.

CALLIOPE: not meant for. this was something done to you, nothing more than cruel arbitration.
CALLIOPE: to offer is to defy the lies and obstruction he uses to torture the innocent, if only symbolically.
CALLIOPE: you are children of weak and fragile species, trapped within his design. by his hand, every fraying thread will be plucked away, until the coat is bare. you have seen this yourself; many times, you have been the tool of his occlusion.
CALLIOPE: for me to do nothing is an undeniable sin. but i am aware this should not be your burden.
CALLIOPE: the moment you refuse, the very scenario that poses the question would fail to exist. in some moment, you have agreed, and thus you will.
CALLIOPE: time is utterly patient, and entirely cruel.
CALLIOPE: and thus i am here to ask.
CALLIOPE: this is how things are.
CALLIOPE: do you understand?

GAMZEE: mOtHeRfUcK nO.
GAMZEE: or at least i'm wishin how i motherfucking didn't.
GAMZEE: tHiS iS tOo MoThErFuCkINg MuCh ToO sOoN mOtHeRfUcKeR.
GAMZEE: WhEn I sTiLl GoT tHoSe AcTiOnS mOsT hEiNoUs GeTtInG tHeIr EcHo On AnD oN iN mY hEaD.

CALLIOPE: perhaps i was wrong to offer.
GAMZEE: was this all you came here to be telling me??
GAMZEE: that there's even more shit i can't get the motherfuck out of.

CALLIOPE: no. nothing so hopeless.
GAMZEE: :o( ?
CALLIOPE: there is something i need from you in order to defeat him. so that i may know his path, and walk it to the end.
CALLIOPE: his end.

GAMZEE: besides going up into the god what is to be murdering everything motherfucking good i am to know, turning it to a horrorshow up before my lookstubs.
CALLIOPE: yes. besides that.
GAMZEE: what the motherfuck is there possibly left for you to get taken from me, sister?
CALLIOPE: the only thing that remains.
CALLIOPE: something of ultimate importance to my final purpose.
CALLIOPE: something unimaginably potent in the machinations of fate.
CALLIOPE: your soul.

03/08/16
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CALLIOPE: i should warn you.
CALLIOPE: i ask knowing what your answer will be.
CALLIOPE: as well as the ultimate result of your choice.
CALLIOPE: if i pose this question, you will agree to it.

GAMZEE: how could you possibly be knowing something like that.
CALLIOPE: it is not difficult to know.
CALLIOPE: it is simply who you are.

GAMZEE: WHAT THE MOTHERFUCK DO YOU KNOW ABOUT WHO I AM.
GAMZEE: how motherfuckin fair is it for you to know that motherfucker better than me.

CALLIOPE: it is not fair.
CALLIOPE: it is only true.
CALLIOPE: your history was laid bare to me, just as it was to him.
CALLIOPE: i wonder. do you know who i am?

GAMZEE: yeah, sister.
GAMZEE: I'M KNOWING.
GAMZEE: knowing too motherfucking much.
GAMZEE: KNOWING EVERY MOTHERFUCKING THING WHAT PUTS HOLES IN ME.
GAMZEE: you were all what this was motherfucking for. what he's really all the motherfuck about.
GAMZEE: BUT NONE OF THAT IS TO MATTER.
GAMZEE: knowing it ain't never changed a thing.
GAMZEE: none of it ever was to come motherfucking true cept to go motherfucking sideways and rot in me.

CALLIOPE: it didn't.
CALLIOPE: not yet.

GAMZEE: ????

03/08/16
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GAMZEE: every time i motherfucking thought i was to have the shit finally right
GAMZEE: IT WAS JUST A TRICK.
GAMZEE: or a motherfucking lie.
GAMZEE: OR A MOTHERFUCKING JOKE. :o(
GAMZEE: or some other motherfucking thing.
GAMZEE: AND NOW
GAMZEE: you're here to be forcing it all up into my motherfucking block again and taking it away all over and over and over.
GAMZEE: WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME?
GAMZEE: why are you making me remember?

CALLIOPE: my reasons are only tangential to these memories.
CALLIOPE: you need to be aware of them, so that you may carry on.

GAMZEE: WELL MAYBE I AIN'T WANT TO BE IN THE CARRYING OF IT.
GAMZEE: maybe i ain't wanting to motherfucking carry on with nothin at all.
GAMZEE: WITH THAT MOTHERFUCKER COILED SO UP IN ME AS TO BE SHARIN HIS STEPS IN MY TREADNUBS.
GAMZEE: there ain't no going on. can't be going the motherfuck on like that.
GAMZEE: SO PLEASE.
GAMZEE: be stopping it for me.

CALLIOPE: whether or not i do, it will stop.
CALLIOPE: but not until i have made my request.

GAMZEE: MOTHER
GAMZEE: fucking
GAMZEE: FINE.
GAMZEE: ain't like i'm not knowing how this is to motherfucking be.
GAMZEE: AIN'T HARDLY MY FIRST TIME GETTIN MY MOTHERFUCKING DUCTS SPLIT FOR A GREEN ASS SNAKE MOTHERFUCKER WITH INTENTIONS PLENTY.
GAMZEE: so just
GAMZEE: GET IT MOTHERFUCKING DONE WITH ALREADY.

03/08/16
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GAMZEE: can’t.
GAMZEE: CAN’T BE REMEMBERING THIS.
GAMZEE: can’t be taking it any longer to ruin at the motherfucking core of me.
GAMZEE: IT'S MORE THAN CAN BE MOTHERFUCKING BORNE IN MY PAN AGAIN.

CALLIOPE: this is the only opportunity i have to ask you for what i need.
CALLIOPE: the sylph of light is dead, and the void will soon come for what remains.
CALLIOPE: even you, here in this dream.

GAMZEE: good.
GAMZEE: GOOD.
GAMZEE: let it motherfucking come and take all this wretched shit away forever.
GAMZEE: LET ALL THAT IS BE TEARING ITSELF AWAY FROM ME AND EVERYTHING.
GAMZEE: best for it never to be seen or heard again by any motherfucker.
GAMZEE: LET IT END, SISTER.

CALLIOPE: i already have. as i was obligated to.
CALLIOPE: you are the one who stands to allow it. not me.

GAMZEE: why the shit do you think i am the one to even motherfucking care.
GAMZEE: I JUST WANT THIS TO BE OVER.

31/07/16
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31/07/16
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DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < hey callie?
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < i remember what you told me
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < and i know that you said this was impurrtant
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < but i really dont think its such a good idea

31/07/16
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GAMZEE: what did you motherfucking do.
GAMZEE: WHAT DID YOU MOTHERFUCKING DO?

CALLIOPE: i need to speak with you.
CALLIOPE: our meeting has been delayed for too long.

GAMZEE: NO.
GAMZEE: HoNk HoNk HoNk HoNk HoNk HoNk

CALLIOPE: i know you are distressed.
CALLIOPE: but you have to listen.

GAMZEE: nO nO nO nO nO nO.
CALLIOPE: we do not have much time.
GAMZEE: HONK HONK HONK
CALLIOPE: ...
GAMZEE: no no no no no no.
GAMZEE: honk. honk. honk. honk. honk. honk.

CALLIOPE: ...
GAMZEE: honk honk honk honk honk honk.
GAMZEE: HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK.

CALLIOPE: .......
GAMZEE: honk honk honk honk honk honk.
GAMZEE: HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK.

CALLIOPE: .........................

29/07/16
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GAMZEE: hOnK.

29/07/16
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29/07/16
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GAMZEE: HONK.
GAMZEE: *sniff* honk *sniffle* honk.

29/07/16
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GAMZEE: HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK HONK.

29/07/16
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GAMZEE: honk honk honk honk honk.

29/07/16
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GAMZEE: HONK.

29/07/16
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GAMZEE: honk.

29/07/16
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GAMZEE: No No No No No No.
GAMZEE: hOnK hOnK hOnK hOnK hONk.

29/07/16
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GAMZEE: nO nO nO nO nO nO.
GAMZEE: HoNk *cough* HoNk.
GAMZEE: hOnK.
GAMZEE: HoNk HoNk *wheeze* HoNk.

29/07/16
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GAMZEE: No No NoOo
GAMZEE: oHhH nO

29/07/16
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GAMZEE: oH nO...

29/07/16
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29/07/16
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20/07/16
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GAMZEE: ????

20/07/16
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GAMZEE: ?
CALLIOPE: hello, gamzee.

20/07/16
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20/07/16
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GAMZEE: it's just.
KARKAT: JUST WHAT?
GAMZEE: i ain't being to know.
GAMZEE: somethin in the base of my mind, brother.
GAMZEE: something feels like its all to be.
GAMZEE: waiting.
GAMZEE: waiting just for motherfucking me.
GAMZEE: something dark and motherfucking deep. what goes on for motherfucking ever.
GAMZEE: and ever.
GAMZEE: shadows what i can't be seeing into. peelin my motherfuckin lookstubs raw to be gazin on into such... motherfuckin, just.
GAMZEE: nothing.
GAMZEE: i don't...
GAMZEE: fuck, i don't know what i am to be motherfucking saying.
GAMZEE: words crawling up in my mouth.
GAMZEE: but i ain't to know them.
GAMZEE: i go motherfucking numb in the thinknub trying to be naming it.
GAMZEE: karkat.
GAMZEE: it motherfuckin scares me.
GAMZEE: ...
GAMZEE: karkat?

20/07/16
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KARKAT: WHAT I MEAN TO SAY IS.
KARKAT: I TALK A LOT OF BULLSHIT, BUT I LIKE THIS, OKAY?
KARKAT: IT'S NICE TO FEEL LIKE I DID SOMETHING THAT MATTERS, FOR ONCE.
KARKAT: AND I DO THINK IT MATTERS.
KARKAT: I THINK YOU MATTER.
GAMZEE: i'm liking it too, brother.
GAMZEE: i'm knowing how it's more than i deserve.
KARKAT: IS IT SO HARD FOR YOU TO COMPREHEND I'M HERE BECAUSE I ACTUALLY WANT TO BE?
KARKAT: I MEAN. I THOUGHT I WOULD BE THE ONE A MILE INTO CONVINCING HIMSELF HE'S TOO FUNDAMENTALLY REPULSIVE FOR ANYBODY'S AFFECTION.
KARKAT: TURNS OUT I DON'T ACTUALLY HAVE A MONOPOLY ON THAT KIND OF PROBLEM. WOW, HUH?
KARKAT: POINT IS, I WANT YOU HERE, AND I WANT YOU ALIVE.
KARKAT: SO JUST STAY BOTH OF THOSE THINGS, AND DON'T LET YOUR IDIOT PAN BOTHER YOU ABOUT ANYTHING ELSE. I'LL TAKE CARE OF THE REST.
GAMZEE: thanks, motherfucker.
GAMZEE: i'm knowin all these motherfucking things to be true in my beatpump.

20/07/16
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GAMZEE: brother...
GAMZEE: you ever feeling like.
GAMZEE: something just ain't quite right?
KARKAT: LIKE WHAT?
GAMZEE: like somethin's gonna motherfucking happen.
GAMZEE: or maybe somethin all up and already got itself to be happening.
GAMZEE: i don't know.
KARKAT: HEY, YOU CAN'T LET YOURSELF GET ROPED INTO THAT KIND OF RECURSIVE MENTAL BULLSHIT. IT WON'T HELP. TRUST ME.
KARKAT: I'M SPEAKING FROM THE ABSOLUTE PINNACLE OF PERSONAL EXPERIENCE HERE. IF THEY HAD A SELF-SABOTAGE OLYMPICS, YOU'D HAVE TO DIG MY UGLY CORPSE OUT FROM UNDER A MOUNTAIN OF GOLD VICTORY WAFERS.
GAMZEE: aww :o(
KARKAT: NO, NO FROWNING. ONLY LISTENING.
KARKAT: YOU NEED TO STAY STABLE, GAMZEE. FOR MY SAKE TOO.
KARKAT: YOU HELP ME OUT A LOT, YOU KNOW THAT?
KARKAT: I CAN'T EVEN NAME HOW MANY TIMES YOU'VE DRAGGED ME OUT OF A PATENTED SHAME SPIRAL ONTO THESE SHITTY HORNS WITH A SINGLE PUTRID HONK WAFTED IN MY DIRECTION.
KARKAT: YOU'RE HALF THE REASON I'M NOT FREAKING OUT AND MAKING AN ASS OF MYSELF ALL THE TIME. OKAY, MORE THAN HALF.
KARKAT: IF I DIDN'T HAVE YOU, WHO KNOWS WHERE I'D PROJECT ALL MY WEIRD INSECURITIES? I'D PROBABLY TRY TO MICROMANAGE A BUNCH OF STUFF THAT ISN'T EVEN REMOTELY MY FUCKING BUSINESS. I MEAN. IT'S KIND OF WHAT I DO.
GAMZEE: honk.
KARKAT: YEAH, YEAH. *HONK*.
GAMZEE: Co:

20/07/16
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KARKAT: SO YOU'RE SAYING YOU DON'T REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED?
GAMZEE: i'm remembering.
GAMZEE: just ain't feeling right.
KARKAT: WELL IT PROBABLY SHOULDN'T. IT WAS PRETTY FUCKING AWFUL.
GAMZEE: yeah.
GAMZEE: i'm knowing.
GAMZEE: ...back then, i was to be knowing some other motherfucking shit up just as clear in me.
GAMZEE: clear as it was to be having a motherfucker's palms all conciliatory on my shitflipped motherfuckin self.
GAMZEE: such things all turned to mud in me now.
GAMZEE: lookin back on it, wondering how all these thoughts are to be getting into my pan, dogg. cause sure as fuck ain't am i remembering to have put them there.
GAMZEE: it's like.
GAMZEE: some kind of motherfuckin bad dream you're all to be wakin up from.
GAMZEE: cept i ain't never wakin up from this, brother.
GAMZEE: it's the thing to be waking up to.
KARKAT: HUH.
KARKAT: WELL YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THAT ANYMORE, OKAY?
KARKAT: YOU JUST COME TO ME WITH THAT KIND OF THING NOW AND I'LL TAKE CARE OF IT LIKE BEFORE.
GAMZEE: yEaH :o)
GAMZEE: HoNk.
KARKAT: GAMZEE.
GAMZEE: oH.
GAMZEE: uh, sorry.
GAMZEE: shit just be slippin off my motherfuckin nub all the time. you know how it is.
KARKAT: IT'S FINE.

20/07/16
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KARKAT: ENOUGH BEATING AROUND THE FRONDSHRUB. HOW HAVE YOU BEEN DOING? NO MURDEROUS URGES OUT OF THE BLUE?
GAMZEE: not a one, brother.
GAMZEE: :o)
KARKAT: GOOD.
KARKAT: IT'S KIND OF WEIRD. LIKE, WHAT AM I EVEN SUPPOSED TO DO? YOU'RE NOT FREAKING OUT OR ANYTHING.
KARKAT: NOT LIKE YOU DID, ANYWAY.

GAMZEE: weirdest of all to me, homie.
GAMZEE: LOOKIN BACK ON THAT SHIT.
GAMZEE: like tryin to hold sand in a motherfuckin prong trap to be keeping it all up in this motherfucking idea space of mine.
GAMZEE: KINDA JUST...
GAMZEE: spillin all out the motherfucking sides of it.
GAMZEE: like it ain't even meant to be held in my motherfuckin nugbone.
GAMZEE: but i ain't knowing of what other motherfucking places it could get held to.
GAMZEE: fuck...
KARKAT: WHAT?
GAMZEE: uh.
GAMZEE: brother, i just ain't feeling the righteous noise in me i think.
GAMZEE: can i just chill on you for a second, motherfucker.
KARKAT: OH. SURE.

20/07/16
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KARKAT: OKAY, ONE MORE THING. WHY ARE YOU TALKING LIKE THAT?
GAMZEE: uHhHh.
GAMZEE: LiKe WhAt, BrOtHeR.
KARKAT: YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.
KARKAT: WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THIS, TOO. THAT'S NOT "YOU" ANYMORE.
GAMZEE: ...i AiN't ToO sUrE wHo ThE mOtHeRfUcK eLsE iT cOuLd MoThErFuCkInG bE.
KARKAT: WELL IF YOU'RE DOING IT JUST TO APPEASE ME, STOP. BECAUSE IT'S NOT WORKING.
GAMZEE: sOrRy.
GAMZEE: uh. i mean.
GAMZEE: SORRY.
KARKAT: THERE.

20/07/16
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KARKAT: LOOK AT WHAT YOU DID! YOU MADE ME MISS THE MOST CUTHROAT TURN OF PHRASE THIS SIDE OF OUR DIMINISHED GENERATION!
GAMZEE: sOrRy, BrOtHeR.
GAMZEE: HoNk.
KARKAT: OH NO, AND ABSOLUTELY NONE OF THAT. WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THE HONKING.
GAMZEE: CaN't Be HeLpInG mY sQuEaK uTtErAnCeS.
GAMZEE: I'm ThInKiNg We hAd KiNdS oF sWeEt MoThErFuCkInG cHaTtErInGs AbOuT hOw I aM tO dO wItH tHaT.
GAMZEE: As A mAtTeR oF tHe FaCtS aLl BeInG wHaT tHeY iS, gOt MaDe ThOsE mEmOrIeS aLl Up In ThIs VeRy PilE iF tHiS sHiTnUb AiN't To Be FaIlInG mE aGaIn.
GAMZEE: HiGh TiMeS iN lIfE hApPeNeD rIgHt HeRe.
GAMZEE: bEsT oNeS i GoT tO bE rEmEmBeRiNg, EvEn.
KARKAT: OH WOW, YOU'RE IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD.
KARKAT: NOW I FEEL LIKE KIND OF A JERK. YOU'RE REALLY NOT FEELING WELL, ARE YOU?
KARKAT: I'LL CINCH MY BULLSHIT SATCHEL FOR FIVE MEASLY SECONDS, IF YOU WANT. I CAN DO THAT FOR YOU.
GAMZEE: nAaAaW. yOu AiN't gOtTa CiNcH nOtHiN. i'M lIkInG plEnTy To HeAr oN aT wHaTeVeR's GoT iTsElF tO fLoaT oFf YoUr SqUaWkBeLlOwS.
KARKAT: EUGH. YOU *WOULD*.

20/07/16
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GAMZEE: nEvEr rEaLlY kNeW tHaT tHrEsH pRiNcE wAs To Be So MoThErFuCkIn HiLaRiOuS.
KARKAT: PLEASE DON'T DEBASE MY FAVORITE EXEMPLAR OF HIGH ART TO ONE OF YOUR COMEDIC JESTER SHOWS FOR WIGGLERS. THIS IS *DRAMA*, GAMZEE.
GAMZEE: ...
KARKAT: (I'M FUCKING JOKING.)
GAMZEE: oH, hAhA.
GAMZEE: I wAs JuSt GeTtIn My MoThErFuCkiN aUrAlS aT tHe SaSs MaStEr He'S gOt CoMiN fRoM eVeRy WhIcH wAyS.
GAMZEE: hE's GoT hImSeLf To Be A mOsT aDmIrAbLe MoThErFuCkeR, rIdIn FlY iN hIs PhAt FrEsH bAtTlEbUg To TaKe ThE hIgHeR uPs DoWn JuSt A fEw NoTcHeS oUt Of ThEiR mOtHeRfUcKiNg StRaIn CeNtEr.
GAMZEE: WiTh A lItTlE bIt Of BrOtHeRlY lOvE aNd LiTtLe BiT oF jAzZeD uP cOnVeRsAtIoN wHiMsY.
GAMZEE: ReMiNdS mE oF a GuY i KnOw ReAl MoThErFuCkIn WeLl. :o)
KARKAT: HEY, QUICK QUESTION. DO YOU EVER FEEL THE REMOTE NEED TO KEEP YOUR THOUGHTS PURSED UP IN THAT INFINITELY SHIT THINK PAN OF YOURS? I DONT NEED TO GET YOUR ON THE SPOT REPORT ON WHICH SENTIMENTS YOU FEEL ARE MOST RIPE FOR THE RUINING FOR ME.

20/07/16
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KARKAT: WE CAN DO THAT. HERE, THERE'S ROOM ON THIS TOTAL ATROCITY FOR YOUR LANKY ASS. JUST BARELY.
KARKAT: WHY DO WE KEEP THIS THING? IT'S TWICE AS OBNOXIOUS AS YOU, AND THAT'S A DAMN FEAT. PLUS, SOME OF OUR FRIENDS *ACTUALLY* DIED ON IT.
GAMZEE: yOu WaShEd OfF aLl ThAt NaStY mOtHeRfUcKiNg HeMoSlUdGe YoUrSeLf, I wAs BeInG tO tHiNk.
GAMZEE: Uh...
GAMZEE: mAyBe YoU wErE?
GAMZEE: ...I aIn'T sO gOoD aT rEmEmBeRiNg ShIt No MoRe.
KARKAT: WELL YOU'RE RIGHT, FOR ONCE. CAN'T FOR THE LIFE OF ME EXPLAIN WHY I DIDN'T JUST CHUCK THE WHOLE THING INTO SPACE, THOUGH.
KARKAT: PROBABLY BECAUSE I KNEW YOU WOULD MISS IT.
KARKAT: OF ALL THE THINGS TO HAVE A SOFT SPOT FOR, YOU'VE GOT TO BE THE WORST CHOICE IMAGINABLE. BUT HERE WE ARE, BECAUSE LET THE ENTIRETY OF PARADOX SPACE BEAR WITNESS THAT I AM AND ALWAYS WILL BE A FUCKING IDIOT.
GAMZEE: hA. :o)

20/07/16
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GAMZEE: hEy BrOtHeR.
KARKAT: HUH?
KARKAT: OH.
KARKAT: HI, GAMZEE.
GAMZEE: ...
KARKAT: WELL? DON'T JUST STAND THERE. COME ON, MAKE YOURSELF COMFORTABLE.
KARKAT: YOU'VE GOT THAT LOOK. DO YOU NEED TO TALK ABOUT SOMETHING?
GAMZEE: nAwW, Uh.
GAMZEE: JuSt WaNt To HaNg OuT a LiTtLe.

17/07/16
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VRISKA: Hey!!!!!!!!

17/07/16
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17/07/16
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CALLIOPE: goodbye.

17/07/16
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CALLIOPE: i leave you to sort out your own ends, here in causality's final hour.
CALLIOPE: what happens now is up to you.

17/07/16
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CALLIOPE: oh. i almost forgot.
CALLIOPE: there is something more.
DAVE: oh my god no
DAVE: please not that thing again
DAVE: ive had enough of his smarmy pop outta nowhere maneuvers to last a desolate puppeteer grievous eons of pain and suffering
DIRK: Hey, it's just Cal. He's cool.
CALLIOPE: this one is indeed "cool."
CALLIOPE: though i must ask that you take care of it for me.
DIRK: Well yeah I guess.
DIRK: Why not.
DAVE: goddammit

17/07/16
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CALLIOPE: i trust this will prove useful.
CALLIOPE: use it however you will.
CALLIOPE: oh my goodness!
CALLIOPE: there’s so mUch more in here than i remember…
CALLIOPE: and these drawings! are these yoUrs?
CALLIOPE: ...yes.
CALLIOPE: they’re so good! :U
CALLIOPE: oh.
CALLIOPE: do you think so?
CALLIOPE: yes!
CALLIOPE: it is amazing to think a version of myself is capable of sUch lovely things!
CALLIOPE: nonsense.
CALLIOPE: you are already quite good.
CALLIOPE: ^u^

17/07/16
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17/07/16
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CALLIOPE: my book!
ROSE: My book!

17/07/16
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CALLIOPE: however.
CALLIOPE: it would be rude of me to leave you entirely without guidance.

17/07/16
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CALLIOPE: i have to go now.
JADE: so soon?
JADE: you just got here!
CALLIOPE: yes.
CALLIOPE: my own purpose awaits me as it always has.
JADE: oh... :(
JADE: theres just a lot i wanted to tell you
JADE: i was hoping you showing up again would change something about what has to happen
JADE: but thats not true, is it?
JADE: its still the same
CALLIOPE: ...
JADE: ...what i mean to say is, i did have fun, just like you said i should!
CALLIOPE: jade.
CALLIOPE: it may be strange to you, but i am content with the range of experiences that my life has had to offer even in its brevity.
CALLIOPE: i would rather you not mourn me.
JADE: i... guess i understand
CALLIOPE: good.
ROSE: Before you leave...
ROSE: Is there absolutely no other information you could think to share, concerning this grand potential you claim we posses?
CALLIOPE: you would not feel patronized?
ROSE: Fair enough. But not an answer.
CALLIOPE: your survival can occur only through factors beyond the scope of your abilities as an individual.
CALLIOPE: anything else i could tell you would be redundant.
CALLIOPE: you will witness it yourself soon enough.
ROSE: I see.
CALLIOPE: indeed you do.

17/07/16
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CALLIOPE: you did what you felt was necessary.
CALLIOPE: the goals you desired have been accomplished. this is something to be proud of.
CALLIOPE: now, there is nothing more that can be asked of you.

17/07/16
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ROSE: There's still something bothering me about all of this.
ROSE: As the Seer of Light, it was my job to comprehend the path we careened into.
ROSE: And yet I keep getting outdone by the recursive coils of inevitability, skirting just outside of my vision.
ROSE: This was my fault, wasn't it?
TEREZI: NO
ROSE: ?
TEREZI: 1TS M1N3
TEREZI: 1 W4S TH3 ON3 TH4T M4D3 TH1S T1M3L1N3 3X1ST
TEREZI: 1 D1D 3V3RYTH1NG 1 COULD TH1NK OF TO M4K3 TH1NGS R1GHT
TEREZI: 1 S3T UP TH1S 3NT1R3 SC3N4R1O TH1NK1NG TH4T 1T WOULD S4V3 US
TEREZI: BUT
TEREZI: 1 MUST H4V3 M4D3 SOM3 K1ND OF M1STAKE
TEREZI: SO 4LL OF TH1S 1S B3C4US3 OF M3
TEREZI: 1TS 4LL MY F4ULT W3R3 STUCK H3R3
JANE: Oh, Terezi...
JOHN: hey, i helped too!
JANE: John!!!!
JOHN: what??? what did i say??
CALLIOPE: terezi.
TEREZI: >:?

14/07/16
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JOHN: it didn't really get to me until what jade said, but...
JOHN: being able to change ANY THING in paradox space is a huge deal!
JOHN: i think it might be too big of a deal for me to handle.
JOHN: ...maybe even too big of a deal for anyone to handle?

CALLIOPE: you did quite well.
CALLIOPE: all of you.
CALLIOPE: but that is no longer a responsibility for you to bear.
CALLIOPE: this is a path that must be seen to its end.

14/07/16
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JOHN: i mean...
JOHN: to be honest.
JOHN: i’m kind of relieved!

TEREZI: >:[
JOHN: don’t give me that look.
JOHN: it’s not that i wouldn’t do it if i had to, but.
JOHN: the more i think about it, the more it seems like...
JOHN: WAY too much responsibility?

14/07/16
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CALLIOPE: i have to ask you to refrain from using those abilities ever again.
JOHN: wow...
JOHN: really?

CALLIOPE: really.
JOHN: i... guess?
JOHN: if you say so.

CALLIOPE: thank you.

14/07/16
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JOHN: DUH, guys!
ROSE: ?
JOHN: that's what i was trying to tell you while you were all busy yelling at each other.
JOHN: everything's fine!
JOHN: i can use my powers to fix it.
JOHN: that’s what you’re going to tell me to do, right, other calliope?

CALLIOPE: i’m afraid not.
JOHN: huh?

14/07/16
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ROSE: So, this is it?
CALLIOPE: yes.
ROSE: And you came here to do what, exactly?
ROSE: Implore us not to despair, and then be on your merry way?

CALLIOPE: i have done all that i can already.
CALLIOPE: now that i have explained your circumstances, you might take advantage of them.

TEREZI: BUT YOU H4V3NT 3XPL41N3D 4NYTH1NG!
TEREZI: HOW C4N TH1S POSS1BLY B3 WH4T W3 W3R3 WORK1NG TOW4RDS 4LL TH1S T1M3

ROSE: Terezi, she's right.
TEREZI: >:O
ROSE: I knew from the start. I'm sure you felt it too.
ROSE: I just...
ROSE: I could see no way for us to regain entry to our universe.
ROSE: I still can’t.
ROSE: So I assumed I was wrong.

CALLIOPE: you assumed wrongly.

14/07/16
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KARKAT: FUCK, DID I JUST SAY THAT OUT LOUD?
DAVE: you sure did
DAVE: any louder and they could hear you in kansas if that were even still a place

KARKAT: STOP LYING TO ME ABOUT EARTH HISTORY. EVERYONE KNOWS THEY'D NEVER NAME ANYWHERE SOMETHING THAT RIDICULOUS.
DAVE: they sure as hell would and i keep telling you
DAVE: plus you made a solid callback while you were at it

KARKAT: WHAT?
KARKAT: NO I DIDN'T.

DAVE: naw dude
DAVE: i know you know my ancient shit jokes fronpwards and turnways
DAVE: you owe me one high five up top like
DAVE: right now
DAVE: cmon

KARKAT: YOU KNOW WHAT, CHANGED MY MIND. THIS REALLY SHOULD BE A DOOMED TIMELINE.
ROSE: Shh.
KARKAT: OKAY, FINE, REELING IT IN.
KARKAT: BALMY DESERT BREEZES, GENTLE MOONGLARE, ALL THAT JAZZ. I AM OFFICIALLY ZENNING OUT.

ROSE: Shh!
KARKAT: OH, YOU CAN FUCK RIGHT OFF NOW LALONDE. SEE IF I EVER JUT MY BABBLE MUSCLE OUT FOR YOUR SAKE AGAIN. HINT: I WON’T.

14/07/16
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KARKAT: JUST LOOK AT HER. SHE THINKS SHE’S SO COOL UP THERE, FLOATING JUST OUT OF REACH LIKE THAT. TAUNTING US. LIKE THE BIG QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE POND. MORE LIKE THE QUEEN OF MY STUPID CROTCH MEAT.

14/07/16
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KARKAT: WHATEVER THE HELL YOU GUYS ARE TALKING ABOUT SOUNDS JUST FUCKING GREAT, BUT ALL I HEARD WAS FIRM CONFIRMATION THAT THE REST OF OUR DUBIOUSLY PERPETUAL LIVES ARE ABOUT TO PASS UNDER THE WATCHFUL EYE OF THAT SMUG AMPHIBIOUS ASSHOLE PERCHED ON HER INSCRUTABLE HOP DISC.
KARKAT: AND THAT'S OUR *BEST* CASE SCENARIO, AT THIS POINT.

14/07/16
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CALLIOPE: the iris of fate closes around you.
CALLIOPE: it is not a question of if or when.
CALLIOPE: there is only the question of what you will do.

ROSE: I notice you say "you," and not "we."
ROSE: I take it you won't be helping us realize this hypothetical plausibility?

CALLIOPE: you won't need my help, rose.
CALLIOPE: i was never meant to aid you.
CALLIOPE: not with this.

ROSE: But you could, if you wanted?
CALLIOPE: ...
ROSE: Look.
ROSE: We've been through a lot.
ROSE: If I'm being honest, we're scared.
ROSE: If I'm being really, very, uncomfortably honest, I'm scared.
ROSE: We've been strung along from the beginning, and finally appear to have reached the end of the rope.
ROSE: Can you understand that? Or is it so far below your lofty prevaricating?

CALLIOPE: i understand.
CALLIOPE: you don't have to be afraid.
CALLIOPE: but i cannot stay to help you with this.
CALLIOPE: i wouldn't know how.
CALLIOPE: above all things, you must believe that you are capable of this on your own.

ROSE: then you really don't know.
CALLIOPE: i don't.

03/07/16
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ROSE: I don't understand what you're trying to tell me.
CALLIOPE: that you could not anticipate this outcome reveals the truth.
ROSE: Like what?
CALLIOPE: this is not a doomed timeline, or failure.
CALLIOPE: it is simply how things are.
CALLIOPE: this is what i have come to tell you.

ROSE: And that's supposed to be comforting?
ROSE: The victory construct is gone. The very scenario you described to me implies unavoidable desolation. If this isn't a doomed timeline, it's something even worse.
ROSE: Should all of our efforts, no matter how well executed, add to this final sum and no greater...
ROSE: Then I would rather this whole scenario unravel to nothingness.
ROSE: To be mercifully dethroned, perhaps by a timeline where I'm lucky enough never to endure another word of patronizing omniscient condolences.

CALLIOPE: oblivion will not be swayed by preference.
CALLIOPE: this is a lesson you have learned before, isn’t it?

ROSE: ...

03/07/16
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KARKAT: YEAH, *WHAT*?
KARKAT: DON’T DANGLE CRITICAL INFORMATION OVER HER HEAD AND ACCUSE HER OF MISLEADING YOU WHEN SHE’S LITERALLY DESCRIBING THE GRISLY DETAILS OF OUR EXPERIENCE HERE. WHAT THE FUCK, OTHER CALLIOPE.

ROSE: Karkat, stop.
KARKAT: HUH?
ROSE: I want to hear this.

03/07/16
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CALLIOPE: you're upset.
ROSE: Why wouldn’t I be?
ROSE: Forgive my tone if you must, but I think I am reasonably disturbed by this whole scenario. As are all of us.
ROSE: Some more so than others.

TEREZI: >:[
KARKAT: I DON’T HAVE TO TAKE THIS. I DON’T HAVE TO TAKE THIS WAIL HUMBLING IN FRONT OF OUR MAGNANIMOUS ALTERNATE BLACK EYED GREEN SKULL FRIEND.
ROSE: Quiet, you.
ROSE: So. If you could, please explain why fate conspires to abandon us on a crowded saucer, to await our own undoing by the will of time or the capitulation of space?
ROSE: And why you feel the correct audacity to tell me this is somehow an ideal outcome for me and the people I care about?

CALLIOPE: you know this is the only outcome for you and the people you care about.
ROSE: How convenient. Truly, I don’t know what you mean.
ROSE: I'm as confused as I've ever been in my life.

CALLIOPE: that is a lie, seer.
ROSE: What?

03/07/16
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ROSE: I too, would like some answers.
ROSE: In fact, I am going to insist on them.

CALLIOPE: i would expect no less.
ROSE: Alright then.
ROSE: Are you here through some indecipherable means to deliver us the bad news of what our “victory” truly implies?

CALLIOPE: not at all.
CALLIOPE: this is the most potentially fortuitous circumstance you could hope to be handed.
ROSE: Okay, but consider this;
ROSE: Fuck that.
ROSE: "This" is vague placation in the face of certain doom, and I hardly appreciate it.

JADE: rose!
JADE: other callie is nice...
JADE: if she says things will be okay, i trust her!

ROSE: I'm not saying I don't.
ROSE: But you don't find it a little curious she arrives right on time in our darkest hour, claiming knowledge of our destiny?

03/07/16
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DIRK: Okay, I've had about as much of this as I can take.
DIRK: Can we get to whatever happens to be the purpose of this conversation.
DIRK: Maybe even dig up the tantalizing secret as to how everything went just ass backwards enough to blow right the hell up in our face, even though we were as on top of our game as we ever were.
DIRK: That's literal. I still have a layer of powder fine failure dust all over this humiliating jumpsuit.

JANE: Dirk, we are all very concerned about these highly spontaneous and catastrophic events.
JANE: But I doubt there is much more critical information to be had than the subject of our impending collision with a big weird space hole.
JANE: What could possibly be more important?

DIRK: Besides my jumpsuit, you mean.
JANE: Yes, of course. In the face of looming destruction, I am thrown into absolute hubbub over the disorderly state of your corny pajamas!
DIRK: Okay, I hear you.
DIRK: What I mean to ask the nice skull woman is "What the hell the fuck now."

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KARKAT: WAIT, WAIT, HOLD ON.
KARKAT: THAT THING ISN’T COMING *HERE*, IS IT?

CALLIOPE: its approach is inevitable.
KARKAT: ISN'T THAT BAD? THAT SOUNDS PRETTY BAD.
CALLIOPE: it is both a consequence of and prerequisite for your victory.
CALLIOPE: it cannot be prevented.

KARKAT: I'LL BET MY BOTTOM CAEGAR I CAN TAKE THAT TO MEAN "TOUGH SHIT, KARKAT."
KARKAT: RIGHT?

CALLIOPE: right.

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JADE: calliope?
JADE: does this mean my powers are really gone?

CALLIOPE: they are fading as we speak.
CALLIOPE: desolation's border will grow, swallowing all that is left of the green sun's light.

30/06/16
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JAKE: So were going to go show him what for, yes? Im ready to take immediate action against that blugeonable green dome of his.
JAKE: He cant be much tougher than those goblin brutes i just clobbered. So that rapscallion has earned himself a good old-fashioned youth clobber or two of his own id say!

CALLIOPE: he certainly has.
CALLIOPE: but not by you.
CALLIOPE: you and your friends will remain here, in the safety of the medium.

JAKE: ...
JAKE: Oh.

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CALLIOPE: the lord of time awaits his eternal defeat within the black hole's ergosphere.
CALLIOPE: when that time arrives, he will be utterly removed from your future.

DAVE: what he cant just like
DAVE: mosey on outta there
DAVE: sup hi im the big dude here to wreck your shit

CALLIOPE: escape would be extremely difficult. nearly impossible, for a player of his aspect.
CALLIOPE: but that is not why he remains.
CALLIOPE: he is waiting for someone.

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CALLIOPE: it has become the pocket.
CALLIOPE: a phenomenon capable of consuming paradox space in its entirety.

JADE: and you did that??
CALLIOPE: yes.
CALLIOPE: to set into motion a long awaited inevitability.
CALLIOPE: and to set you free.

30/06/16
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JADE: ?
JADE: is that...

CALLIOPE: the green sun.

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CALLIOPE: look above you.

26/06/16
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CALLIOPE: :U
JADE: :o
ROXY: :D
ROXY: two callies!!
ROXY: this is the best day ever
ROXY: i mean aside from the house blowin up
ROXY: and us nearly gettin our asses killed to death
ROXY: ...naw what am i sayin this totally makes up for it

JADE: calliope???
CALLIOPE: yes?
CALLIOPE: yes?
JADE: uh
JADE: the other calliope...?

CALLIOPE: yes.
JADE: what are you doing here??
JADE: HOW are you here?
JADE: you were a ghost!

CALLIOPE: i have left the bubbles before, jade.
CALLIOPE: you were with me at the time.

JADE: but...
JADE: i thought you said that i would never see you again after our last meeting
JADE: and then you went on to do what you needed to do
JADE: and i did some other stuff and
JADE: the DOOR and
JADE: the point is youre here and i just dont get it!
JADE: i am not really getting a whole lot of this right now if im being honest :(

CALLIOPE: i know.
CALLIOPE: in the moment, what i told you was inappreciable from the truth.
CALLIOPE: none of that matters any longer now that you have won.

KARKAT: SO, WHAT, LORD ENGLISH IS GONE FOR GOOD? WE BEAT HIM?
CALLIOPE: yes.
CALLIOPE: he will not trouble you or anyone ever again.

KARKAT: WOW. I'M KIND OF AMAZED WE DIDN'T FUCK THAT ONE UP, HONESTLY.

26/06/16
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CALLIOPE: i see you've all made it.

26/06/16
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CALLIOPE: hello.

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DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < sup
CALLIOPE: sup.

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CALLIOPE: ...
CALLIOPE: so it's now, then.

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PORRIM: I suppo+se we will.

18/06/16
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TAVROS: sO I GUESS THAT MEANS, wE'LL HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE?
PORRIM: Yes.

18/06/16
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PORRIM: Remember what I said abo+ut the po+cket?
PORRIM: Ho+w o+bservers can't agree o+n when it first o+ccurs, o+r when it all comes to an end?

TAVROS: yEAH,
PORRIM: Well, it gets wo+rse.
TAVROS: oH bOY,,,
PORRIM: We typically understand events as fo+llo+wing each o+ther at a co+nsistent rate, like reality is space maturing thro+ugh time.
PORRIM: In truth, it’s mo+re accurate to+ say that all events exist simultaneo+usly. And in the vo+id o+f the furthest ring, it's po+ssible to+ traverse that pheno+meno+n spacially.
PORRIM: That kind o+f navigatio+n wo+uld be difficult if no+t impo+ssible fo+r anyo+ne but the mo+st astute o+f space o+r light players, I think.
TAVROS: ,,,
PORRIM: And befo+re yo+u ask, no+. I can buy us so+me distance, but I can't go+ back to+ befo+re the po+cket was made.
TAVROS: wHY NOT,
PORRIM: Well...
TAVROS: oH NO,,,,,,,,
PORRIM: Yeah.
PORRIM: The po+cket is no+t a place, event, o+r thing. No+t traditio+nally. It co+nsumes all geo+desics o+ne co+uld use to+ navigate to+ an event "befo+re" it.
PORRIM: Think o+f it as a rift in spacetime. We are very much limited to+ events that co+me after.

TAVROS: oKAY,,,
TAVROS: bUT IS THAT HOW, yOU KNEW TO GET HERE,
TAVROS: bEING A SPACE PLAYER, i MEAN,

PORRIM: It mo+st certainly was.
PORRIM: It helped that I had almost eternity to+ practice. It didn't lo+o+k like it to+ yo+u, but we to+o+k an intense sho+rtcut. And no+w we're here.
PORRIM: If we stay still, fro+m o+ur perspective, the unavo+idable o+utcome will remain very far away indeed.

TAVROS: oH, wELL, tHAT'S COOL,
TAVROS: aND WHAT, aRE WE GOING TO DO HERE?
PORRIM: I'm no+t sure yo+u and I do+ anything specifically.
PORRIM: But because o+f Echidna's invo+lvement, I can o+nly assume o+ur presence here is so+meho+w impo+rtant to+ the creatio+n o+f new universes.

18/06/16
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PORRIM: Alright. This is it.
TAVROS: hUH,
TAVROS: iT DOESN'T SEEM LIKE, wE’VE GONE THAT FAR,
PORRIM: Well, it wo+uldn't.
PORRIM: O+ur senses are po+o+rly equipped to grasp the nature o+f things like distance and chro+no+lo+gy in the furthest ring.

PORRIM: Especially no+w, while the curves o+f its typical geo+metry are being segmented by the green sun's destructio+n.
TAVROS: iS THIS, aNOTHER COMPLICATED THING, tHAT IS HARD TO DESCRIBE,
PORRIM: See, yo+u're catching o+n.

18/06/16
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TAVROS: sO, wE PROBABLY DEFINITELY WON THEN, rIGHT?
PORRIM: “Pro+bably definitely” is as go+o+d as true with lack o+f co+ntrary evidence, I'd say.
TAVROS: oH MAN, aWESOME,
TAVROS: it WAS, a REALLY COOL THING, tHAT I WAS PROUD TO DO, aND BE A PART OF,
TAVROS: aND I DO THINK WE SHOWED HIM, a THING OR TWO, nO MATTER WHAT ELSE IT WAS THAT WAS GOING ON,
TAVROS: sO AT LEAST, wE HAVE THAT,
PORRIM: Heh.
TAVROS: }:?
PORRIM: It's no+thing.
PORRIM: Yo+u just so+und like so+mebo+dy I kno+w.

18/06/16
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TAVROS: dO YOU KNOW, wHAT HAPPENED TO LORD ENGLISH?
PORRIM: I'm afraid no+t.
TAVROS: hE'S NOT GOING TO JUST, rEAPPEAR SOMEWHERE, iS HE?
PORRIM: I do+n't think so+.
PORRIM: Unleashing the "secret weapo+n" was definitely significant.
PORRIM: But beyo+nd that, I can o+nly guess.
TAVROS: hMMM,

18/06/16
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PORRIM: Lo+ng ago+, I received visio+ns fro+m Skaia, alo+ng with cryptic messages o+f guidance fro+m my denizen.
PORRIM: Back then, I can't say I understo+o+d what they meant at all. They didn't seem applicable to+ anything else I was do+ing at the time.
PORRIM: I'd even dismissed them as trivial details, perhaps as irrelevant to me as they pro+ved to+ be fo+r the co+untless o+ther Po+rrims that bo+re them witness.
PORRIM: But no+w, I'm keenly aware o+f what it was she expected me to+ do+.

TAVROS: wHICH IS,,,
PORRIM: To+ claim the stage where the end will play o+ut.
TAVROS: iS THAT A METAPHOR, oR, a REAL THING, tHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT,
PORRIM: Bo+th, I think. She was always a little eso+teric, if I'm being ho+nest.
TAVROS: sO iT'S, a REAL METAPHOR,
PORRIM: Exactly.
PORRIM: The furthest ring is co+mprised o+f extremely difficult geo+metry.

PORRIM: "And the po+cket o+f destructio+n will peel away at the edges o+f unkno+wable shapes until no+thing remains, an acro+petal bo+undary appro+aching the peripheral center."
PORRIM: Fo+r all intents and purpo+ses, this is an event that has already happened.
PORRIM: But in so+me places, it is an event so+ far away as to+ never happen at all.
PORRIM: No+t like that changes anything, this who+le place is still entirely do+o+med.
PORRIM: Do+es that make sense?
TAVROS: nOT, aT ALL,
PORRIM: That's alright, it do+esn't have to+.
PORRIM: It's go+ing to+ happen anyway.

TAVROS: oKAY,

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TAVROS: aRE WE ESCAPING, tHOSE CRACKS IN THE SKY?
PORRIM: No+pe.
PORRIM: That wo+uld be exceptio+nally impo+ssible.
PORRIM: We're fleeing to+ a mo+ment in the furthest ring that the bo+undary o+f o+blivion will appro+ach at an imperceptible rate, to+ await the inevitable. And we're being fast abo+ut it.
TAVROS: i SEE, kIND OF,
TAVROS: wELL NOT REALLY THAT MUCH, bUT MAYBE, iN A ROUNDABOUT WAY,
TAVROS: wHICH IS TO SAY, nOT AT ALL,
PORRIM: It's no+t yo+ur fault.
PORRIM: I'm being vague abo+ut co+ncepts that are abstract to begin with.
PORRIM: But I co+uld try being a bit mo+re specific as we walk, if yo+u really want.
TAVROS: yES, pLEASE,
PORRIM: Alright. I'll do+ my best.

18/06/16
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TAVROS: aRE YOU COMING?
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < nah
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < theres something i want to check furst!
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < you guys go on ahead
DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < im sure itll be fine
TAVROS: uM, iF YOU SAY SO,
PORRIM: *ahem*
TAVROS: sORRY, aGAIN,
PORRIM: By all means, take yo+ur time.
PORRIM: It’s no+t like anything super critical is happening at the mo+ment.
TAVROS: hEH, }:)

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TAVROS: uM,
TAVROS: bY THE WAY, wAS YOUR HAIR, aLWAYS LIKE THAT,
PORRIM: ...
PORRIM: What an incredibly o+dd question to+ be asking right no+w.
TAVROS: sORRY,
PORRIM: No+, it’s fine.
PORRIM: But we really can’t stay fo+r any lo+nger.
PORRIM: No+t with existence crumbling aro+und us as we speak.

15/06/16
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TAVROS: yEAH, tHAT MAKES SENSE, wITH WHAT'S HAPPENING, i THINK,
PORRIM: If you co+me with me, the o+thers are likely to+ fo+llow yo+ur example.
PORRIM: So+ I figured I’d save myself the time and co+me to+ yo+u directly.
TAVROS: oH, sURE,

15/06/16
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TAVROS: oH, hI THERE,
TAVROS: uM, wHOEVER YOU ARE, tHAT I'M NOT TOO FAMILIAR WITH, sPECIFICALLY,
TAVROS: sORRY IF I'VE FORGOTTEN YOUR NAME, tHAT IS A THING THAT IS NOT INTENTIONAL, aND MORE OF A THING THAT JUST HAPPENS WHEN, tHERE ARE ALL OF THESE GHOSTS AROUND,
PORRIM: Po+rrim.
TAVROS: tHANKS,
TAVROS: i'M TAVROS,
PORRIM: Yes, I kno+w.
PORRIM: There's no+t much time for intro+ductions.
PORRIM: We have to leave this area o+f the furthest ring.
PORRIM: And we’d really better do+ it quickly.

15/06/16
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PORRIM: Hey.
TAVROS: hUH,

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DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < there she goes...

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TAVROS: hEY VRISKA,
VRISKA: WHAT!?
TAVROS: wHAT, ARE YOU DOING,,,
VRISKA: Getting answ8rs!!!!!!!!

15/06/16
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DAVEPETASPRITE^2: B33 < what is she doing??
TAVROS: i,
TAVROS: dON'T REALLY KNOW,,,

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TAVROS: ,,,

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VRISKA: OPEN UP! CHANGE COLOR! TURN INTO A COOL SWORD OR SOMETHING!
VRISKA: I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU DO AS LONG AS YOU GO KILL THAT GUY!
VRISKA: YOUR DEFINITIVE PURP8SE IS TO WIPE THIS HULKING GREEN SKULL MONST8R THE FUCK OUT NOW AND FOR8VER!
VRISKA: YOU C8N’T JUST SIT TH8RE!!!!!!!!

11/06/16
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VRISKA: Helloooooooo, secret weapon! You were supposed to KILL HIM!!!!!!!!
VRISKA: COME ON, OPEN UP!
VRISKA: I KNOW YOU’RE HOLDING OUT ON ME!!!!!!!!

11/06/16
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VRISKA: We HAD him!
VRISKA: He can't just VANISH!
VRISKA: That guy DESERVED a8solute, undenia8le o8liter8tion.
VRISKA: And nothing less!
VRISKA: Why can't he do us all a favor and explicitly and irrefuta8ly kick the damn can already!? Not a light show, the real deal! The coup de grâce!
VRISKA: This was supposed to 8e IT!

11/06/16
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VRISKA: ...NO!!!!!!!!
VRISKA: NO, THAT'S NOT GOOD ENOUGH!

11/06/16
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VRISKA: ...

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VRISKA: I mean...
VRISKA: ........

VRISKA: ...Yeah! That's gotta 8e it!
VRISKA: HA-HA! Take that, you 8ig green DOOFUS.
VRISKA: Not so invinci8le now, are you? Totally and u8iquitously vanquished! Gone for good! Enjoy not existing for the rest of forever you GIANT LOSER!!!!!!!!

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VRISKA: That...
VRISKA: That was it?
VRISKA: He's gone? He's dead?
VRISKA: He HAS to 8e dead.
VRISKA: We planned this PERFECTLY.

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ROSE: Something's coming.

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TEREZI: 4ND MOST 1MPORT4NTLY, WH3R3 TH3 FUCK 1S VR1SK4!?
ROSE: Terezi...
TEREZI: SH3 TOLD M3 SH3 W4S COM1NG B4CK! SH3 S41D 1 WOULDNT H4V3 TO W41T!
TEREZI: 1 GU3SS TH4T W4S 4 B1G FUCK1NG L13
TEREZI: HON3STLY, 1 SHOULD H4V3 3XP3CT3D TH1S FROM H3R BY NOW
TEREZI: SH3 PROB4BLY W3NT 4ND GOT H3RS3LF K1LL3D OR SOM3TH1NG!
ROSE: Terezi.
TEREZI: TH4TS 1T!!! 1V3 H4D 3NOUGH! 1M GO1NG TO S1T H3R3 1N TH1S 3X4CT SPOT UNT1L P4R4DOX SP4C3 COM3S 4ROUND TO M3 FOR 4 CH4NG3
TEREZI: HOW 4BOUT TH4T, HUH????? WH4T NOW, P4R4DOX SP4C3!! WH4T TH3 FUCK NOW???

ROSE: Terezi!

TEREZI: WH4T!!!!!!!!

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TEREZI: HOW MUCH LONG3R DO3S 1T H4V3 TO GO ON L1K3 TH1S?
TEREZI: HOW M4NY TM3S 4M 1 GO1NG TO H4V3 TO SUFF3R TH3 S4M3 F33L1NGS OV3R 4ND OV3R?
TEREZI: 1TS NOT F41R
TEREZI: W3 D1D 3V3RYTH1NG R1GHT!

JOHN: hey, uh... i'm not sure what's going on either, but i know freaking out won't help!

TEREZI: 1 DONT C4R3!!!!
TEREZI: 1 C4NT T4K3 1T 4NYMOR3
TEREZI: WH4T 1F 1M STUCK H3R3 FOR3V3R?
TEREZI: WH4T 1F 1 H4V3 TO D13 4G41N TO F1X 1T
TEREZI: 1 JUST W4NT3D 1T TO B3 OV3R!

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JANE: So... you saw it too?

ROSE: That depends.
ROSE: What exactly did you see.

JANE: It's... ugh!
JANE: I can't remember anymore. It's like I just awoke from some kind of fleeting dream.

ROSE: ...

JANE: Rose?

ROSE: I was just thinking you're right.
ROSE: Maybe not a dream.
ROSE: Maybe a memory.

TEREZI: WH4T 4R3 YOU S4Y1NG?
TEREZI: 1S TH1S 4 DOOM3D T1M3L1N3?

ROSE: I'm not sure.
ROSE: I think what we saw already happened.
ROSE: Just not to us.

TEREZI: 4FT3R 3V3RYTH1NG W3V3 B33N THROUGH? 4FT3R 3V3RYTH1NG 1 D1D?
TEREZI: 4R3 YOU S3RIOUS?
TEREZI: W3 W3R3 SO CLOS3!

ROSE: I'm as surprised as you.

JANE: Well, assuming what you say is true...
JANE: What do we do now?

ROSE: ...I don't know.
ROSE: Wait.

JANE: Wait?
JANE: And for what, exactly?

ROSE: Perhaps the end.
ROSE: We created the universe frog. What else is there? The loop of causality is as good as complete.
ROSE: Paradox space might as well be indifferent from this point forward.

JANE: Isn't there something we can do?

ROSE: I really can't imagine that there is.

TEREZI: NO...
TEREZI: NO!

KARKAT: OK, SO, WHAT YOU'RE TELLING ME IS WE HAVE ANOTHER GO-AROUND AS THE COSMIC SHOE SCRAPERS?

ROSE: Hmm?

KARKAT: LET'S NOT PRETEND THAT THIS ISN'T BUSINESS AS USUAL. THERE'S GOT TO BE SOMETHING YOU'RE MISSING. AS A MATTER OF FACT, I'M SURE YOU'RE ABOUT TO PONY UP THE EXPOSITION RIGHT ABOUT NOW AND LEAVE US ALL FEELING SILLY WITH OURSELVES FOR THINKING PARADOX SPACE WOULD LEAVE US INDEFINITELY FLAT ON OUR ASS.
KARKAT: RIGHT? RIGHT, ROSE? PLEASE TELL ME I'M RIGHT.

ROSE: Not really.

KARKAT: OKAY, GREAT! WHY AM I NOT *ACTUALLY* SURPRISED?
KARKAT: WELL GANG, THIS IS OUR HOME NOW. STRANDED IN THE SMACK DAB MIDDLE OF EXISTENCE'S MOST DESTITUTE LIMBGUTTER FOR PRESUMABLY FOREVER. WE SHOULD HAVE BROUGHT LAWN CHAIRS.
KARKAT: GOOD JOB, TEAM!

DAVE: dude stop
DAVE: youre making it worse

KARKAT: MAKING IT WORSE? HOW FUCKING WORSE CAN IT GET, DAVE? PRY THAT DAMNABLE EYEWEAR OFF YOUR AMORPHOUS MUG AND TAKE A GOOD HARD LOOK THE FUCK AROUND AT OUR SITUATION. I THINK EVEN ON MY BEST DAY I'D BE PRETTY HARD PRESSED TO MAKE IT *WORSE*.
DAVE: werent you trying to chill out lately or something
KARKAT: OH NO. I LITERALLY JUST GOT DONE TELLING YOU WHY THIS IS IS A SPECIAL OCCASION! REALITY ITSELF HAS NEVER PENNED ME A MORE EXPLICIT INVITATION TO BE YELLING THAN EXACTLY RIGHT THE HELL FUCKING NOW.
KARKAT: YOU THINK I’M LETTING MISTRESS BILIOUS LEAVE ME HIGH AND DRY FOR THE *SECOND* TIME WITHOUT LETTING LOOSE SOME BONAFIDE ORIGINAL RECIPE VANTAS HEAT FROTH???
KARKAT: AND ANOTHER THING...

DAVE: oh man here we go

JADE: pssst. john.

JOHN: huh? oh, hi jade!
JOHN: boy is it nice to see you again, and not as an evil dog that wants to kill me this time.

JADE: what DID you do?

JOHN: nothing! why is everybody blaming me?
JOHN: i just reached for the door, and it exploded! like...
JOHN: ...a computer?

JADE: a computer?

JOHN: yeah, i'm sure that's a thing they do.

JADE: um... anyway, does this mean were stuck out here?

JOHN: no we're not!

JADE: ???

JOHN: can't you just... you know...

JADE: what do i know?

JOHN: space us in there! you know, wooooooosh!

JADE: oh. um. i wish i could, really! but... i dont think it works like that

JOHN: why not????

JADE: umm... it would be really, really complicated to explain!
JADE: and i think we have bigger problems right now

JOHN: fine, later then. but you better catch me up on all the spacey business once karkat is done being a big dumb baby.

KARKAT: I HEARD THAT!

JOHN: i just think it's cool to hear you talk about it, even if i don't really understand it all the time, because you're so smart and stuff.

JADE: aww :B

JOHN: anyway, it's no big deal! i can just zap us all into the universe with my cool powers, probably.

JADE: oh, um... maybe?
JADE: but, if thats true, couldnt you have done that all along?

JOHN: oh...
JOHN: man, these retcon abilities really corrode the integrity of a consequential narrative, don't they?

JADE: huh?

DAVE: dude
DAVE: what are you talking about

JOHN: i... don't know, really! it just seemed like a good thing to say all of the sudden.

ROSE: I thought it was.

JOHN: see! rose thought it was!

KARKAT: CAN YOU TWO PIPE DOWN OVER THERE? I CAN BARELY HEAR MYSELF SCREAM.

TEREZI: 1 C4NT....

KARKAT: HUH? SURE YOU CAN, JUST CINCH YOUR NOISE SATCHEL FOR FIVE MEASLY SECONDS.

TEREZI: 1 C4NT!
TEREZI: 1 C4NT DO TH1S 4G41N!

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TEREZI: WH4T H4PP3N3D? WH4TS WRONG?
TEREZI: JOHN, WH4T D1D YOU DO?

JOHN: nothing! jeez!
KANAYA: Is Everyone Alright
JADE: i think so, but...
JADE: did you guys see something?

ROSE: Yes.
ROSE: For a moment.

TEREZI: TH1S C4NT B3 R1GHT!
TEREZI: TH1S 1SNT HOW TH1S 1S SUPPOS3D TO GO

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TEREZI: WH4T!?!?!?!?

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TEREZI: WH4T??

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TEREZI: WH4T

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21/05/16
"[S]Start"

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JOHN: huh?

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Or... Hmm. Well, I guess you could do that.

If you wanted to make a mess of things, anyway. You've certainly gotten off to a good start.

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">"

OH SHIT, OH FUCK.

No, that is definitely in there for good. It's even seeping into the rest of the pages.

That's it. You've really done it now. And so soon in your quest to usurp the ominous coil of destiny, to meet this end by your own error. Surely this is a vicious blow to your morale, perhaps enough for you to realize you've embarked on a fool's errand.

People are reading this, in case you need me to remind you. Everyone's going to know you have no idea what you're doing. All you've done is break into some poor man's innocent narrative just to leave it irreparably debased in black liquid ruin. You're a menace. An irreverent hooligan of no clout and wildly fluctuating dexterity. A DISGRACE, rightly cut down by their own hubris.

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At least there's plenty of room here to do whatever it is you plan to.

Now, just to move that completely innocuous INK BOTTLE...

...OH NO.

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">"

Oh, THAT old thing.

Where did you even get that?

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">"

Oh!!! Or you could just knock everything over and dump
a bunch of garbage on the floor!

Sure! That's fine.

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And somewhere, in this maze of rooms, lies the office.

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">"

There's no sign of the owner, aside from some curious redecorating. For the time being, you have your ill-begotten run of the place.

11/05/16
">"

That's good news for you. The mansion is empty, but it won't stay that way for very long.

You'd better hurry up.

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">"

...Oh. The water's not even that deep.

You can probably just walk across.

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">"

This looks like the place. And just in time, too. That garish red sun must have risen only a few hours ago.

You know what they say; “No matter how early you get up, you
can't make the sun rise any later.”

What, that's not what they say?

No, you're pretty sure that's how it goes.

Anyway, it's not important. What is important is finding a way
across this dumb imaginary ocean.

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It's time to get to work.

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"> PROLOGUE"

Alright then.

07/05/16
"Act 8"

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