AlterniaFM


07/01/17
"Cherry: Run away. Rick's shadow just wanted to save the burning building, right? So let him save you."

07/01/17
"don't let it be in vain, cherry. get out of there!"

07/01/17
"Rick: Give Cherry your best regards before sending her off."

"We'll meet again when this is over!"
"You have to make it to the end so you can tell me about what happens, right?"
"I know you can! And I'm proud of you!"

07/01/17
"I mean you don't have to be THE ONE, Cherry. But this is your room. Even if it's crumbling maybe you can will the debris to be less heavy by believing it's light."

you are freaking out way too much to ever think of doing anything nearly that cool

"Cherry!!"

07/01/17
"Rick: WHAT WERE ALL THOSE PUSH-UPS FOR IF NOT GETTING REALLY GOOD AT DOING PUSH-UPS"

You are LITERALLY being pinned down by parts of the SKY right now. Is that any way to talk to a man who is trying his best?!

19/12/16
"Cherry: Succumb to unfathomable brokenheartedness."

"It..."
"It doesn't matter! You're my friend! I c-can't...leave you...!"

"Cherry!"

19/12/16
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"C'mon, Cherry, stop it. Get out of here before we both get crushed."
"But--!"
"I'll be fine. This is all fake stuff, anyway...Just get out of here knowing you did what you came here for."

19/12/16
"Cherry: Is there enough time to try and save Rick?"

"Wh...what are you doing?"
"We have to g-get out of here! We have to...we have to g-g-go!"

19/12/16
"Cherry: PANIC"

"Rick!!"

19/12/16
"He just tripped, right? He's fine!"

13/12/16
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13/12/16
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13/12/16
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Perhaps you can--

13/12/16
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After all, he has his insecurities too. A guy like him has insecurities! You always knew such people existed, but it's another thing to meet someone like that yourself. A reassuring thing.

13/12/16
"skedaddle"

You can't help but smile.

As freaky as this whole situation is, you think you've made a friend today. You'll keep in touch. He'll help you.

13/12/16
"=====>"

It's a strange feeling.

You have your whole life ahead of you. The future is so terrifying, and yet...it's full of possibilities.

13/12/16
"Go towards the light (that is undoubtedly behind that door)"

You both head down the hill.

08/12/16
"=====>"

"I'd offer you a hug too, but let's get out of here first, okay? We can't let the door get blocked!"
"R...right!"

08/12/16
"Rick: Be secretly proud. Then be outwardly proud."

"She's right. Let's go!"
"And also...congratulations."

08/12/16
"=====>"

-cherry please
"But I want to t-talk to you more!"
-im always there
-now hurry

08/12/16
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"Eep!"
-you need to go
"Does it h-have to be so v-v-violent??"

08/12/16
"Cherry I'm super proud of you but now you've gotta think about it outside this room. Go. Go go go run."

"Wh-what's going on?"
-you dont need to be here anymore
-this experiment is over for you

29/11/16
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29/11/16
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29/11/16
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"I...I need to..."

Perhaps the first step is...

"...Accept myself."

29/11/16
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People will regurgitate things about loving yourself. Like love and happiness and self-satisfaction are just things you can produce out of thin air.

-take your time

You can't do that. You know you can't do that.

-i know youre getting there

CAN you get there?

29/11/16
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"But I don't...kn...know where t-to...start..."

29/11/16
"Maybe ask? Where do I start? Maybe she can help."

"I-I don't want to be like this!"
"I want to...st...stop beating myself up..."
"Am I really l-l-like this? Am I really...so s-spiteful...?"

29/11/16
"Currently, what do you want out of life? Can you imagine yourself in a future where you're content with things?"

You'd like to, but you don't want to be too optimistic...

But it'd be nice to feel satisfied with where you're at, instead of constantly afraid of the future.

Are you too hard on yourself? Your parents tell you you're too hard on yourself, but you always took it as them babying you.

-you look like you want to say something

29/11/16
"You don't know. You're confused. You want to be better than this, but you don't know how."

Everyone here seems to have problems that are a lot worse than yours.

...But that doesn't mean yours don't matter. It doesn't mean they don't have a tangible effect on you.

16/11/16
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"I...uh..."

You don't even know what to say.

You haven't had any revelations. You don't feel any better. You just feel depressed.

You keep beating yourself up.

You know you need to take a step forward. Anyone could tell you that.

But to where?

16/11/16
"You start by stepping forward. It doesn't have to have a how or a why yet."

"P-please...stop..."

16/11/16
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"Hoorf!"
"Stop!"

16/11/16
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"Cease this tomfoolery at once! Fighting isn't going to--"

16/11/16
"You gotta fight it! ...Literally. Literally fight it. Best it in combat."

"Now wait just a minute!"

08/11/16
"Cherry: You can change. It will take a lot of work, and you'll want to quit sometimes, but even in the process of change you can be happy."

you don't know
-where to start
it's too intimidating
-just give up
doing nothing all day is easier
-give IN
WHAT DO YOU DO WHERE DO YOU START

08/11/16
"=====>"

Wait, no! This isn't the time for this! She needs help!

But how?

08/11/16
"Rick: As a football coach, how would you rate that tackle?"

Well it's kind of hard given that Other-Cherry was a formless blob of squiggling mass when she did it, so all talk of "form" and "technique" is kind of out the window--

08/11/16
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-forever
-youre staying here forever
-until i cease to exist
-until this place ceases to exist
-until you cease to exist

08/11/16
"Cherry: Scream internally."

-not this time
-im not letting you go
-again
-youre staying right here

31/10/16
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-youre not going anywhere

31/10/16
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31/10/16
"You'll have to come back here sooner or later."

No you won't. It's only a matter of time before the doctor finds his switch and you all wake up. What's the point in even continuing here?

31/10/16
"Leaving so soon????"

Why not? It's not helping.

25/10/16
"Hey, that's okay! Friendship's hard!"

"Maybe we sh-should just get outta here...The w-water's going down."

25/10/16
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"Y-yeah, you sssseem the type..."

25/10/16
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Do your siblings count

25/10/16
""Do you have a lot of friends, Rick?""

"Of course!"

17/10/16
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"I don't r-r-really have any..."
"Uh...friends...I mean."

17/10/16
"Don't lie, despite what you've been through you haven't known each other for long. But you want to be friends."

"But don't get me wrong! We can keep in touch after this is all over!"
"Th...that'd be nice."

17/10/16
"About as much as we can be for having known each other for, what, a couple hours?"

"...I don't think we can call ourselves that right now. It's been what, one night?"
"I f-figured you'd say that..."

17/10/16
"Rick: real talk, no bravado: you want to be her friend earnestly if you aren't already."

You have to be honest.

04/10/16
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"Are we friends?"

04/10/16
"Cherry: Talk it out with Rick."

"Rick..."
"Hm?"

04/10/16
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"I wasn't going to just leave you there."

04/10/16
"Cherry: Take a deep breath, pause."

You get to your feet.

01/10/16
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01/10/16
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01/10/16
"It's ok to seek help"

01/10/16
"...But maybe it would be nice to move ahead in life? How much are you missing out on because you're afraid?"

almost everything

you suppose

20/09/16
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20/09/16
"Didn't you come here to get help?"

20/09/16
"Doesn't it feel... lonely?"

who cares

20/09/16
"But you'll get bored eventually!"

so what

12/09/16
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forever

12/09/16
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you're staying here

12/09/16
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you're not going back

12/09/16
"nevermind, look the other way"

no

05/09/16
"Oh, who's that you see"

05/09/16
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you want it all just to sTOP

05/09/16
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you don't

want to leave

the real world is so overwhelming you're pathetic and can't deal with it you can't handle it you quit your job you had breakdowns at school you're constantly homesick how will you cope with being an adult you are an adult you just don't act like one you cry all the time every single negative thing hurts you it's hard to just smile

05/09/16
"Are you there, Cherry?"

sort of

the water is pulling you down

you can't see the surface

19/08/16
"=====>"

19/08/16
"LEVEL COMPLETE! Return to level select"

19/08/16
"Both of you: Exit the room and find nothing alarming outside."

19/08/16
"=====>"

19/08/16
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"But--"
-dont worry
-i will be with you

19/08/16
"Now, to get out of this place first."

"What's happening?"
"We have to move!"

14/08/16
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"Yes. I think so."

14/08/16
"=====>"

"Have you decided on a plan?"

14/08/16
"Perhaps you should have Percy and your siblings ask around about community groups that might help you get away from your situation?"

And...

"Percy?"
"Hm?"
"Do you think...when this is over...we could keep in touch?"
"Yes, of course!"

14/08/16
"If you feel threatened, a direct confrontation might be... unadvisable. Make a plan."

You need to get out of the house. You'll need to...stay with someone. Who? Your sisters...? God, you'll need to talk to them, too.

14/08/16
"Have a real talk with your kids"

Yes. That has to get done first. You just...want it to go well. You hope it goes well. What do you even say...?

07/08/16
"=====>"

You need to come to a decision.

You need to get out of there. For your sake.

For the first time in your life, you need to put yourself before anyone else.

But what do you do? What can you do?

07/08/16
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You need to come to a decision, but it's so hard.

Your children...you wanted them to grow up having a loving family that could give them anything. And you suppose they are grown now, but...shattering that illusion feels painful.

But you have to, right?

You can't keep surviving every day with him and feeling like you're worth nothing for all the hard work you do.

You're not stupid. You've been through a lot. You've learned a lot. Just because you don't have a job or a driver's license doesn't mean you're worthless.

But it's so hard. He can give you anything.

07/08/16
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Can you abuse someone with words and actions, not violence? Of course, says Mr. O'Neil. You had never really thought about it until now.

But you guess it makes sense.

He says he can relate. He feels he's been too cruel to his wife. You tell him to work on that, and he says he intends to try as hard as he can as soon as he wakes up in the real world.

He also tells you to call him Percy.

07/08/16
"There, there..."

So you talk. And talk. And talk. About various things. But mostly him and all the things he says.

07/08/16
"Give her a hug!"

01/08/16
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01/08/16
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01/08/16
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"I..."

01/08/16
""What? Why would I think that?!""

"What...? Why in the world would you say that?"
"..."
"Who told you you're stupid?"

26/07/16
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"Mr. O'Neil..."
"..."
"...Do you think I'm stupid?"

26/07/16
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"...Helen?"

26/07/16
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"Phew. Now that that's over, what do we do next?"

26/07/16
"helen where are ur manners! say thank you!"

"Thank you..."
-its nothing

26/07/16
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26/07/16
"It seems like it'd be hard to climb back up. Help him into the room."

18/07/16
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"Oh...!"

18/07/16
"Can your shadow move the vines? I mean, this is her place, right?"

"D-do something!"
-i suppose i will

18/07/16
"Can you do anything about those vines?"

No?!

18/07/16
"There's not too much of a drop if he gets let go, right?"

Um...

04/07/16
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"Percival?!"
"Oh, thank goodness! I was beginning to think you'd never hear me!"

04/07/16
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"Where did he go, anyway?"
"......Helen.....!!..."
-down there
"What?"

04/07/16
"Didn't Percy come along to be dragged into this mess? There are people here who can help! Who want to help!"

"I suppose I could start with the people who would potentially want to help...Ah, I just feel so ashamed talking about it. I can just hear them now...'I had no idea! You seem so happy; are you sure you aren't just exaggerating?'"
".......?"
"Doesn't that seem possible?"
-only one way to find out
"..............?!"
"Mr. O'Neil seemed nice enough. But he's here to help himself too. Should I really impose on that?"
"...........H...........n...........!!"

04/07/16
""How AM I supposed to leave? What's this solution you think I'm missing?""

-i

There is a pause.

-i dont know for sure
-you dont know for sure
-we need to
-cooperate

"Yes, that's the 'goal' here, right?"
"But everything feels so impossible...Oh, listen to me! When did I get to be so defeatist?"

26/06/16
"=====>"

"And"
"I know"
"He wouldn't let me go..."

26/06/16
""What am I supposed to DO? I can't just leave, after all these years!""

-yes you can
"There's nothing else for me!"
"I don't have a job! I can't drive! Where would I go?!"
"I can't drag anyone else into this! I can't...I can't!"

26/06/16
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youre not worth it

26/06/16
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They don't need to...no one needs to...

You don't want to burden anyone.

You don't...

26/06/16
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You try not to let them see when you're in a bad mood. They don't need to worry about you.

26/06/16
"Have your children ever...said anything?"

26/06/16
"And where has just coping gotten you in the past? Can you honestly say your life is better for all the coping you did?"

You don't know! That's a difficult question! You're in a better position than when you were a child, at least!

23/05/16
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"Doesn't it just happen to people?"
"I'm just...looking to cope!"

23/05/16
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23/05/16
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-and why do you think youre depressed

23/05/16
"Helen: This is all too much! Have a sit down."

"I'm depressed. That's all."

23/05/16
"Stop crying, first of all."

"I'm just...overreacting."
"He doesn't hurt me..."

-then why are you crying
-then why are you here

"I..."

18/05/16
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"I still don't know what to do."

18/05/16
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18/05/16
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18/05/16
"Be suspicious of Grey. These answers seem a little off."

You've never trusted himt3o*B^eG0(&+in((03*1#-1=!=0&w$$!$(#+IIii-@#$@@=+0!HH

11/05/16
"=====>"

"Maybe program a lock next time!"
"Hey!!"
"Wait for me...!"

11/05/16
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"Wait, it's not in here?"
"Why would I put all the administrative controls in one place?"
"Because...that makes sense??"
"I can't risk someone coming across the room and then ruining everything mid-session."

11/05/16
""Can you see anything in that mess?""

"No. If I were to guess, it seems the whole map is destabilizing. It's worse than I thought."
"We have to move quickly. Find the switch before we potentially lose it."

11/05/16
"Ask what the numbers on y'all's hands mean."

"Ah, those...are just a random game construct. Since you weren't supposed to remember the true purpose of the simulation, there had to be something else to bring you all together and get you talking. Something consistent, to unite you."
"Are you kidding me?! I was worried we were labeled for experimentation or something!"
"Hah. Perhaps it worked a little too well?"

01/05/16
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"Let's see here..."

01/05/16
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"No. Why would I? I'm the therapist in this scenario, not a client."
"I guess it was a silly question..."

01/05/16
"ask if grey has one of those other versions like everyone else"

Instead of voicing your newfound fears that you perhaps ruined everything, you ask this instead:

"So, do you have a shadow?"

01/05/16
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"But you and they were very much out and about when I awoke...That's perhaps the biggest discrepancy between this session and how it was supposed to go."
"Oh, I, er, uhhhh..."
"Ideally, I would've woken first, come down here, made sure everything was set, and then let them out, waiting for everyone to wake up after me."

01/05/16
"Sam: "What do these letters here stand for?""

"IPS stands for 'Integrated Psychological System.' That's the full name of the virtual reality program."
"There's also PTP, which is 'Personalized Test Piece,' a.k.a. your individual rooms."
"Finally, SRU is 'Subconscious Retainment Unit.' Below this room is where the shadows were supposed to be housed at the beginning of the sim."

24/04/16
""So, what do we do if there's something in the way?""

"What if the switch is all bugged out? Huh?"
"I...suppose we'll have to call everyone down here and we can all try to brute force our way out, possibly using the remaining administrative controls."
"You have other controls? Why don't you use them?"
"They're strictly last resort. It's too dangerous to try and edit a simulation while it's live and people are inside it. I'd rather try all other options first."
"And what if THOSE are unusable??"
"I...don't know."
"Gee, thanks, doc!"

24/04/16
""What are your thoughts about the state of this run?""

"It's been quite interesting."
"Interesting...?"
"I mean, of course it's gone too far at this point. Why else are we down here? But I'm going to get some valuable data out of this, no doubt about it."
"If this thing even survives, you mean!"

24/04/16
""So what else is supposed to be down here?""

"Oh, just a cafeteria, a records room, staff rooms, you know...for believability's sake. Sorry, I bet you expected something exciting."

24/04/16
"Just say whatever. Who cares if you say something weird to him? After you get out of here you're gonna try to never see him again, after all."

OKAY HERE GOES

17/04/16
"=====>"

"So, is everything down here administrative stuff?"
"Er, or, everything that's SUPPOSED to be--"

"Not everything. But a lot of it, yes."

God, small talk is so awkward. What do you even say to him? He doesn't make it easy. Why did you agree to work with such a weirdo in the first place??

17/04/16
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17/04/16
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17/04/16
"Cherry: Totally beef it."

14/04/16
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14/04/16
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-why dont you just leave me alone

14/04/16
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-you dont even know the first thing to do
-do you

"Wh-where are you going?"
-youre done here

14/04/16
"Cherry: say something, anything."

"Now's not the t-time!"

14/04/16
"Rick, try to help Cherry get a word in, but make sure you don't make this about you! You gotta be a supportive friend!"

"Cherry!"
"Thank you, b-b-but I..."
"It's okay to be--"

07/04/16
"Why can't you impress her? What are you doing wrong?"

"Give her a minute to respond, would you?!"

07/04/16
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-ahahahah
-and lets not forget all the girls you never had the nerve to ask ou--

"Knock it off, already!"

07/04/16
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-remember that job you had over the summer
-you quit after three days because you kept panicking!
-you totally heard them gossip
-about you
-didnt you
-you cant even handle a simple retail job
-how are you going to handle the real world

07/04/16
"Are you a bully, Cherry?"

-lets be realistic here
-everyone has ugly thoughts sometimes
-you included
-wouldnt it be so good to get them out for once?
-but no
-you just let everyone step all over you

07/04/16
"Cherry: Remember, this thing is you, kinda."

You're well aware! Nothing she says is any different from the things you tell yourself all the time!

As you may or may not know, the MSPA forums had a big meltdown, and there's been no positive response from any sort of management. This is a huge hindrance to adventure authors--I feel particularly heartbroken over anyone who hadn't had their story backed up here.

However, you're still with me, given how you're reading this note. So here are the alternative sources for Superego updates and ways to participate for you, because I intend to finish this thing, dammit!

The main place I will be updating Superego is Eagle Time, which was created by my old MSPAFA friends.

Alternatively, it will also be on Omegaupdate, since it was created in the spirit of the MSPA forums.

Lastly, if you're shy or don't want to make a new forum account, you can also send suggestions to my Tumblr, either by replying to my update posts or sending me an ask.

Thank you for reading as always,

-Jovian

24/03/16
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...Now what?? She's not, like, reeling in pain at your newfound strength or anything...!

24/03/16
"Cherry: Take control."

"I'm not going to cry! Not in fr-front of you! You're not worth it!"
"You're...just...just another bully!"


Yeah! Yeah!!

24/03/16
"No. That is the opposite of what you should do. The best way to support her is to leave her to stand up for herself."

That's exactly what she doesn't want, right?

If that thing's her inner feelings, then...

...She must really hate herself.

24/03/16
"Rick: Stand with Cherry."

You open your mouth to say something again, but...

24/03/16
"Cherry: What would Vera do?"

She definitely wouldn't cry! If attacked by a shadowy double, she'd...best it in combat!!

But this isn't a fight, is it...? Is it?

20/03/16
"Cherry: Back down. Wait, don't. Wait, but you can't do this. Wait, but..."

"Cherry..."
-ahahahah what
-are you gonna cry now
-is that it

20/03/16
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-but it all goes nowhere
-youre still bullied
-school is awful no matter what grade youre in
-college
-high school
-it doesnt matter
-dont you ever wonder why your biological family got rid of you

20/03/16
"Cherry: "I already know that! You think I don't know that?!""

"Sh-shut up! I know all th-th-these things already!"
-and yet you do nothing about it
"I-I've been TRYING--"

20/03/16
"Rick: listen for once. Try to understand what's going on."

-isnt it tiring to be treated like a baby all the time

14/03/16
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-god youre useless

14/03/16
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-like really
-can you say sheltered
-youre an adult and your mom still makes your appointments for you
-give me a break!

14/03/16
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-tsk tsk
-poor little cherry
-so anxious all the time
-getting everyone else to do all the work for her

14/03/16
"Cherry: You've got someone here with you. You can do this."

"W-We--"
"Of course we're back! This time, we're here to finish this!"

11/03/16
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-ah
-if it isnt thing 1 and thing 2
-back again so soon

11/03/16
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"You ready to do this?"
"R-ready as I'll ever b-be."

11/03/16
"What other choice do you have? Where else would you go?"

You don't know...!

11/03/16
"Helen: You can't live without him, but does that mean that you really love him? Or are you clinging to your fears of going back to being poor?"

You don't know! You don't know! You don't know!

04/03/16
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04/03/16
"Percy: It's Helen!"

You finally got the door open--

04/03/16
"Were they really your mistakes, or was he just a mean guy?"

"How could I live without him...?!"

04/03/16
"Helen: How could you possibly blame him for your own mistakes?"

"Stop it! Will you just stop it? Can't you see I'm upset?"
"I have everything I ever wanted!"
"We have clothes, we're not sharing teabags anymore, how could I possibly..."

04/03/16
"At least the criticism is over now... Or is it...?"

-your kids have kept you company for now
-but what will happen when theyre no longer there
-i wonder
-its bad enough with both of them in college

25/02/16
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25/02/16
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25/02/16
"Or did you overplay your dreams in order to make him seem like he is?"

-mishaps
-right
-all that criticism is just mishaps

25/02/16
"Helen: Was the man of your dreams really all that you've ever hoped him to be?"

You've had plenty of good times together! He provided for you when no one else could! Just because there were some mishaps...

22/02/16
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-who could have POSSIBLY imagined that writing to someone
-and having to live with someone
-are two entirely different experiences

22/02/16
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-and boy
-he sure made you feel rich huh
-rich and safe and secure
-you married him as soon as he got back
-what a wise decision

22/02/16
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-what could you do
-he was in college and then went off to the war
-all you had to communicate was letters

22/02/16
"Now's the perfect time to panic!"

-whatever could i POSSIBLY want you to do??
-well
-you know what they say helen dear
-haste makes waste

19/02/16
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-why dont you take a wild guess

19/02/16
"Ask your shadow what to do! If you just comply, you're bound to be able to get through this, right?"

"Wh-what do you want me to do?"

19/02/16
"=====>"

You can't tell where they are, but the lights in the room come on. Or is it torches, too? That seems a little unsafe right here.

-you know what i mean
-i KNOW that you know
-so why does this always happen this way

19/02/16
"Helen: What is she talking about? You're much more of a down-to-earth person, aren't you?"

"I--She--She was an entirely different case! Why are you so rude?"

19/02/16
"=====>"

19/02/16
"Percy: Help Helen stay calm, tell her that you're gonna help her get through this."

"Stay calm! I'll look for another way around!"

12/02/16
"Isn't that just another way of running away from your problems? Like that woman Juliet?"

-you know
-if you keep this up youll wind up like juliet

12/02/16
"=====>"

"Helen! What do we do?!"
"I-I don't know!"

12/02/16
"=====>"

"Ah--!"

12/02/16
"Helen: lead the way forward"

"Wonder where this leads."

12/02/16
"If it's out of a story, maybe it's the story that's important. How do these things usually go? Knights, dragons, towers...?"

You're not sure if this is any story you recognize. Rapunzel, maybe? You always liked Rapunzel.

08/02/16
"=====>"

"What am I even supposed to do in a place like this? This is supposed to help me, right?"
"Er, well, in theory?"

08/02/16
"Helen: A huge castle like this feels really lonely, doesn't it?"

The torches continue to light themselves as you two climb the staircase. Soon, you come upon a room.

"There's nothing in here..."
"Mhm. No furnishings or anything!"
"It's sad, isn't it?"

08/02/16
"Don't you need some light? See if you can find any torches or anything?"

"...See."

...Self-lighting torches?

08/02/16
"What do you see on the inside? Is there a staircase?"

"Looks like stairs. If only we could..."

04/02/16
"Understand that everything is wrong here but move forward nonetheless. What could possibly go wrong?"

Soon enough you're both at the entrance. Getting here was a lot more straightforward than you imagined it'd be.

Then again, the real test hasn't really started, has it?

"How should we go about this...?"

04/02/16
"=====>"

04/02/16
"=====>"

04/02/16
"=====>"

04/02/16
"Excluding the weird doppelgänger, a castle in the forest sounds romantic, right~?"

If this area weren't so eerily personal, you admit you'd like it.

It does seem like something out of a bedtime story...

31/01/16
"=====>"

31/01/16
"=====>"

31/01/16
"=====>"

"Let's just move along quickly."

31/01/16
"=====>"

"...Right?"

31/01/16
"=====>"

"See, this isn't so bad, is it?"

31/01/16
"how are the old folks doin?"

Just fine? You think?

20/12/15
"=====>"

20/12/15
"=====>"

20/12/15
"=====>"

20/12/15
"=====>"

"..."
"I hate how I'm so angry all the time."

20/12/15
"=====>"

...Moments pass...

"...Quin?"

20/12/15
"AWKWARD SMALL TALK BEGIN"

Moments pass...

"...They decided to change it to just Hall to fit in but down the line and after being a foreigner wasn't something to be ashamed of they decided to have a middle ground and..."

20/12/15
"Discuss what you plan on doing once this whole mess is over."

Moments pass.

"...And y'know, maybe we could all hang out sometime!!"
"Er, yeah, maybe."
"Or...it could be just us! It doesn't have to be EVERYone...But anyway, my point was..."

20/12/15
"quin: ask ava if she trusts all the stuff dr. grey said"


"Do you believe everything that doctor guy said?"
"I don't see any reason to doubt him."
"Hrmf. I guess he just rubs me the wrong way. Why wait so long to say anything? Why leave us to our own devices even now? We should all be going with him down there!"
"I dunno...but it shouldn't be too much longer till we're out, right?"

10/12/15
"=====>"

"Welp! Looks like we're alone!"

10/12/15
"=====>"

10/12/15
"=====>"

"...I can't say no to that. Let's head out. It was on the second floor, I think."

He doesn't have to do all the work if he's just escorting you, right?

10/12/15
"Helen: Make the decision to also leave."

"Nevermind. I was just thinking about...perhaps maybe...heading back to my room. Like those two just did."
"Why don't I accompany you? I just, er, 'cleared' mine a little bit ago? Haha, this is starting to sound a little like a game, isn't it...?"
"You don't have to do that for me."
"What if I want to?"

10/12/15
"Maybe Percy can h- no. This is your decision."

"It's all right. There's no hard feelings."
"Maybe you can..."

-are you really gonna make others do all the work
"Maybe I can what?"
"Oh, um..."

He didn't hear that?

10/12/15
"Percy: Apologize for blowing up earlier."

"Ahem. Helen?"
"Mr. O'Neil!"
"I wanted to apologize for acting so...rude earlier. Things were stressful, and I needed to leave the area, and..."

03/12/15
"=====>"

Everyone is leaving.

The atmosphere is thick.

03/12/15
"=====>"

"W-well...okay."
"Great!"

03/12/15
"Attempt... friend... ship???"

"How about we head to your room?"
"Wha? But--"
"I know, I know. But I doubt it's going to take the doctor very long to get down there. I'd rather you go first."

Does she think you're a coward?

03/12/15
"=====>"

"Hey, kiddo."

03/12/15
"Rick: Go deal with unfinished business..."

27/11/15
"=====>"

"Do you need something?"
"Er...not quite..."
"Is it okay if I tag along?"

"I don't see why not. Just don't wander off."

SUCCESS.

You don't want to say it, but the idea of hanging around a guy who built a machine such as this...

Well, it's a little cool.

27/11/15
"Sam: You're a computer guy, should you go with Grey just in case?"

"Sam?"
"Hey, doc!"

27/11/15
"=====>"

"I'll stay with you! There's not much else to do at this point anyway, right?"
"Oh, uh, yeah."
"Besides, it'd be good to stay in groups! You can't be too careful when it comes to a glitchy computer! Eheheh."
"Right, Sam?"

27/11/15
"=====>"

"I think I'm gonna stay. I've had enough of this place."

27/11/15
"=====>"

27/11/15
"So uh... nothing about whether the shadows are DANGEROUS? After what happened to Juliet and Louis, maybe it's best not to take chances?"

No? You already warned them plenty. The choices are theirs to make, not yours. Why bother repeating yourself?

You told them: if they're uncomfortable, they're more than free to stay put.

19/11/15
"=====>"

"I suppose that's all, then."
"If you're not interested in participating in a glitchy experiment, I'd advise you to stay here. The entrance is definitely the most stable place."
"Thank you for being patient with me."

19/11/15
"Grey: Elaborate a bit more on the shadows before you go."

"Were they supposed to be so...er...violent?"
"Violent? It depends on the person. If you harbor a lot of anger, I suppose your shadow would be violent. They represent your subconscious."
"Don't feel pressured to seek out your world just because the program is ending, though. If you feel uncomfortable, no one's forcing you to go."
"But if you're feeling confident...it couldn't hurt."

19/11/15
"Sam/Ava/Cherry: Should you bring up the stuff about the shadows then?"

"Is that what our doppelgängers are for?"
"Oh, yes. The shadows."
"I-is that what they're called...?"
"It's what I call them."

19/11/15
"Well then, what should everyone but Grey do now?"

"Anyway."
"For the rest of you, feel free to wander around and wrap up any unfinished business."
"You did participate to improve upon yourselves, after all. I don't want to take that away."

13/11/15
"=====>"

The others give you two a little more space.

"Would that have caused--"
"Don't worry. It was just for observational purposes, not anything system-crucial. The text file is all that I need at this point."
"Phew. What's so special about it?"
"Surely there was an error of some sort in the file?"
"Oh yeah, there was! You think it'll help you resolve this mess?"
"Quite possibly. Or, at least, it would help me avoid the same mistakes."

13/11/15
"Sam, don't you think now's a good time to bring up a certain floppy disk?"

"Would this help at all? All it has on it is a text document."
"Where did you get that?"
"Er...the front desk. Some program was running, and--"
"It was a monitoring system."
"Oh shit, I kinda...broke it."

13/11/15
"Is this experiment being done inside an actual hospital? How long was this experiment supposed to last?"

"Um...I just have a couple more questions...my memory's still not coming back..."
"Go ahead."
"Where are we? And...do you have the time? Like...in real life?"
"Oh, we're in an office I'm renting for the experiment. Not a hospital. Sorry for not going the whole way."
"The clocks I've been able to find tell me it's early morning on June 2. The trial only lasts one night."

"It's supposed to, you mean. Who knows! Maybe we've been asleep for years now! Because SOMEone didn't hire any help!"
"Surely someone would look for us?"
"Maybe they haven't been able to wake us up!"
"Um. Hey."

13/11/15
"You must have made a contingency plan, right? There's no way you'd expect something this ambitious to go flawlessly."

"Surely there's a way to guarantee safe shutdown of the system?"
"Yes, that was my next point. There's a switch in the basement meant for exactly that."
"After this meeting, I'm going to go look for it. It shouldn't be too difficult to locate, but the basement is very glitchy right now."
"I wanted to give you all a heads-up so you wouldn't be alarmed when you were suddenly back in the real world."
"And again: I sincerely apologize."

13/11/15
"=====>"

"How irresponsible ARE you?!"
"If we're just gonna be asleep we should all just go jump out the door and into the abyss! End this now!"

"No! No, don't do that. I'm not sure if that's safe."
"So they're NOT just asleep?!"
"I said they should be asleep. I'm not sure if that's the case exactly, given our, um, unique circumstances. I don't want to encourage anything that would get us hurt."
"This just keeps getting better and better!"

09/11/15
"Won't someone in the real world help us?"

"They should be simply asleep in real life."
"We all are, technically. It's like we're having a shared dream."
"So, they're still sleeping, they're just not sharing that dream anymore. Does that make sense?"

"Is there anyone monitoring them in the real world?"

Err.

"....Nnnno."
"There are...monitoring systems and fail-safes in the basement."
"I had a test run with four others before, and it was fi--"

"Four? Just FOUR?!"

09/11/15
"Rick: No hold on, what about those other two?"

"Wait just a minute here! Not everyone's present! There are two others: a man and a woman. Where are they?!"
"Oh. Uh."
"Mr. Stone appears to have had an accident and will not be returning. Ms. Ross...failed her test. She also will not be back."

"Wait, what? Are they dead?!"
"What? No, no! They're just, um, inactive, to the system, because of their failure. 'Out of the game,' if you will."

At least, Ms. Ross is inactive. You're not so sure about Mr. Stone, given his double is still worryingly out and about.

You still don't know what happened to him, exactly.

Things are going so wrong.

09/11/15
""Were we supposed to forget why we were here?""

"Will we get our memories back?"
"Yes, of course. The amnesia was just so you would feel more immersed."
"If you knew from the start why you were there...you might not have taken it seriously. A couple of you looked skeptical when you first walked through the door."
"Plus, the, ah, mystery element might have forged a few friendships as well...That was my hope."

"So it's kinda like those murder mystery dinner things?"
"Sort of? I told you about all this beforehand and you all agreed to it, at any rate."

09/11/15
""What exactly went wrong?""

"Did you know the system would be so buggy?"
"No, of course not."
"I...don't know what quite went wrong yet. But I was supposed to wake up first and make sure things were all clear before the trial really began."
"And then I didn't."

06/11/15
"=====>"

"You all came here of your own accord."
"You wanted to help yourselves."
"And, I suppose in a roundabout way, help me, too."

06/11/15
"=====>"

"So what, you kidnapped us for use as your test subjects?"
"Yeah, what the hell!"
"I didn't kidnap you. Your memories aren't fully back yet, hm...?"

06/11/15
"=====>"

"The intentions were good, I promise. It was supposed to be therapeutic."
"But things went haywire."
"Obviously."

06/11/15
""Why are we all here in the first place?""

"First of all, and most importantly, you're all inside a computer."
"What?!"
"It's sophisticated virtual reality..."
"My own design."

06/11/15
"Quin: "So it's YOUR fault?! You better get to explaining, fast!""

"I intend to. There's no need to yell."
"Then hurry up!"

02/11/15
"=====>"

"Then we can begin."
"I'm sure you have a lot of questions, and..."
"...This is all my fault."

02/11/15
"=====>"

"I see everyone got my message..."

"Everyone?" What about the cranky guy and the painter lady??

02/11/15
"Grey: Get moving, now. No time to lose!"

It only takes a few minutes for everyone to assemble.

29/10/15
"=====>"

-will you really

29/10/15
"=====>"

29/10/15
"Rick: Wrap this up quick. You got places to be."

"Let's go. It's not like this place is going anywhere, ha ha."
"We'll be back."

29/10/15
"Rick: "It can wait! I'm not running away from this thing!""

Yeah, that'd be nice to say, wouldn't it? Too bad you're a coward.

A coward who wants answers. Answers which are not here.

This is your opportunity to get away.

26/10/15
"Cherry: "What's going on?""

"...Shhhould we go...? Sounds im...important..."

26/10/15
"=====>"

26/10/15
"=====>"

"And, um..."
"I'm sorry."
"..."
"Thank you. I will see you there."

26/10/15
"Grey: Explain what needs to be done, to the best of your capacity."

"I think it's best done face-to-face."
"I would like you all to come to the main entrance of the hospital. We will have a meeting there."
"That area should still be relatively stable."
"Hopefully I'll be there soon. The place I'm at is...not in the best shape."

26/10/15
"Dr. Grey: Exposit."

"I hope you're all getting this."
"There's a lot I want to say, but..."

24/10/15
"=====>"

"Hello, I hope this is working..."
"This is Dr. Grey."

24/10/15
"=====>"

"Huh??"

The intercom crackles to life from above.

"Ahem."

24/10/15
"=====>"

"R...Rick...I...don't know wh-what to..."

24/10/15
"=====>"

"Stop it! I like her! It's not like I'm going to ask her a bunch of personal questions right after we meet! What's wrong with you?!"
-im just
-giving a warning
-that its hard for you to care about others that arent yourself
-and that maybe youve been
-a bit unfair

"Cherry! Don't listen to him...!"

24/10/15
"=====>"

-can you even call yourselves friends
"What!"
-after all ricks very bad at making friends
-he just uses people to further his delusions of grandeur
-maybe hes just trying to be overprotective and show off
-so youll like him and think hes strong
-when really hes just doing that because
-he sees you as fragile and weak and
-like someone whod come running to him when youre upset
-isnt that a bit
-well
-demeaning?

24/10/15
"Then admit that you don't know him enough to help him."

-you dont have to go so far out of your way for a virtual stranger
"Cherry..."
"I w-w-want to help...but I..."
-you dont know him
-and he doesnt know you either

24/10/15
""It's not wasted! It's not over! You can still...!""

"Y...you gotta...y-you can do it...!"
-cherry
-oh cherry
-its all right
-youve helped enough

19/10/15
"Cherry: Attempt to chime in."

You want to, you really want to! But what are you supposed to say? This is all true, isn't it? There's no other reason he'd be saying those things.

"H...hey now..."

You only just met Rick today. You can't make assumptions about him. What if he'll get mad that you're trying to defend him? What if it's obvious that what you say is made up on the spot in an attempt to sound comforting?

You don't know how to go about this!

19/10/15
"Rick: Let the blue feelings flow."

-i watched as it all burned
-unable to even approach
-until it was all gone
-are you proud of yourself
-all this
-wasted
-all this wasted potential squandered
-because it wasnt enough

19/10/15
"=====>"

-this whole place
-this whole place is the ashes of everything youve
-everything weve
-tried to do to stand out
-its everything weve destroyed in our mad scramble to the top
-everything weve attempted to hide ourselves in so no one could see
-how sad
-we feel

19/10/15
"Rick: Immediately have 2nd, maybe even 3rd thoughts about entering this room right now."

-good!
-you should!
-im sick of hiding behind this facade!
-im sick of pretending to be someone im not!
-dont you see what will happen when people realize youre not what you claim

19/10/15
"Aren't you supposed to be HELPING here????"

"And HOW is this supposed to help me? You ARE supposed to be helpful, right?"

At least that's what Cherry claimed. Maybe she was lying.

"You're just making me feel like garbage!"

15/10/15
"=====>"

-in the end youve gotten nowhere
-you cant stand it at all
-can you
-you have nothing that truly matters
-youre nobody
-no one will remember your name
-and youre sad
-youre oh so sad
-sad and empty and fragile

15/10/15
"=====>"

"Hey, I've done things worth respecting!"
-did they matter in the long term
-youre not in the big leagues youre just a high school coach
-you cant even stand the kids
-your parents dont notice you
-you still dont have a boyfriend

"B-boyfri--"
-everyone else seems twice as well off while exerting half the effort

15/10/15
"=====>"

-no
-i will not wait
-ive waited too long for this already
-youre a fake
-and you know it
-do you really think anyone actually looks up to you
-do you think your grand posturing actually gets you anywhere

15/10/15
"Better late than never, right?"

"Yeah, so what? I was going to show up eventually, right?"
-hm
-so i guess you dont mind if i go off on a tangent then

"Wait--"

08/10/15
"=====>"

-and
-you
-you finally decide to show your face

08/10/15
"Come on, he's you! How bad could he be?"

-cherry!
-you came back

08/10/15
"alright you coward, get on with it."

"Y-you can do it!"

08/10/15
"You don't need to have fixed emotion. You don't need to pretend you're confident."

"There he is...!"

05/10/15
"=====>"

05/10/15
"Realize you can finally make it to the building."

You don't want to do this.

"I suppose it's a start!"

But you have to, don't you?

05/10/15
"Cherry: "...Where did he go?""

"M-m-maybe now that the fire's out, he l-left for the city?"
"Maybe."
"We should try t-to go there!"

05/10/15
"Anything familiar here, Rick?"

Not really...

"Th-the other Rick isn't here an-anymore..."

05/10/15
"Looks like the fire's finally burned itself out."

This silence is starting to get awkward.

"Things sure have calmed down here, huh?"
"Mhm."

01/10/15
"=====>"

01/10/15
"you can do this together!!!!"

01/10/15
"deep breath, rick. nothing can stop you. youre the best!"

You really want that to be true right about now.

01/10/15
"Hey, no! No second guessing yourself now. What matters is that you did convince him. Time to encourage him too. Be strong, Cherry."

Y...yeah! You can do this! He can do this!

You hope.

28/09/15
"=====>"

How on Earth did you manage to convince him to do this??

28/09/15
"=====>"

28/09/15
"Both of you: follow him."

"Yes, I agree! Let's go!"

28/09/15
"If we don't go with him any other computers he finds will probably end up "mysteriously" broken too"

"Oh, that's true. Hmm..."

Plus, you are awfully worried about that other fellow, off on his own...

Come to think of it, you never got his name! Even more reason to pursue!

28/09/15
""Wasn't your shadow following you? If you wanna get away, I think we should keep moving forward...""

"You know, maybe a change of scenery will do us some good!"
"I mean, that other-you is probably lurking around here, right? We gotta get away!"

23/09/15
"=====>"

"..."
"Soooo...do you want to follow him?"

"I don't know! What would you prefer to do?"

23/09/15
"Nevermind that, we need to find a computer that actually works."

"I'm going to try elsewhere! There was a little office area somewhere on this floor. You're free to tag along, but if you REALLY don't want to stick in a group, then that's your decision...!"
"Bye!!"

23/09/15
"=====>"

"Look, I'm just trying to find a way out for us. Maybe the computers around here can help us or give us clues or something! So them being broken IS NOT HELPING!"

Even though you're the one that broke this particular one in the first place. Shhhhh.

"Okay, we get it, calm down already!"

23/09/15
"Sam: "Uh... virus.""

"The computer had...a virus."
"Er..."

17/09/15
"=====>"

"So what happened there?"

17/09/15
"=====>"

17/09/15
"Sam: try to say something vaguely friendly to this woman you barely know, you awkward awkward man"

"Uh, hey, this stuff is probably easier in a group! You know, it's good to have...uh...backup."
"Let her decide for herself! She'll do what she wants. I went to MY room with a group and it was terrible!"
"Oh, uh..."

You're just trying to be helpful! Sheesh!

17/09/15
"Helen: Oh, hey, it's Quin! Oh dear, do you suppose she's still mad at you?"

"...Yes..."

The fact that she appears to be worried about you is enough to make you ignore those thoughts for now. Why would she be friendly and concerned if she was mad?

You'll ask about it later, maybe.

"Oh, jeez. That's trouble. And you're all alone?"
"Yes."

17/09/15
"Helen are you okay? What happened?!"

"I f-found...th...th..."
"It's okay! Take your time!"
"The oth...er..."
"The other you?!"

14/09/15
"=====>"

"Helen?!"

14/09/15
"=====>"

"I remember driving too, but you were driving TO something, weren't you? Do you remember what?"
"Huh? Oh, well, uh..."
"Do you hear something?"

14/09/15
"Sam: point out that since everyone has memories missing, maybe you told Quin that at a time neither of you remember?"

"It could have been in the time between what we last remember and when we woke up here."
"But the last thing I remember is being in my car! I couldn't've forgotten THAT much, could I? I just assumed I crashed or something..."

10/09/15
"=====>"

"Oh, uh, when...when...you..."
"When did you tell me? I swear you told me!"

10/09/15
"LOL Sam you of all people should know that computers don't work like that."

"Didn't you say you were a sysadmin?!"
"...Did I?"
"I mean, I am, but...when did I tell you?"

10/09/15
"Sam: Throw the monitor in an ape-like rage."

"What the hell was THAT?"

10/09/15
"Quin: this is bad, you can't break down in front of someone else! try to leave"

"Stupid thing!"
"Work already!!"

10/09/15
"Sam: So this is a computer... inside a computer. Do you suppose it can manipulate your surroundings if you find out how to work it?"

That's the idea! But SOMEone had to be an idiot a few hours ago and delete the System folder and nuke the whole thing. That someone is you.

Now all you have left of it is a dumb floppy drive that has one single text file on it that told you absolutely nothing when you looked at it.

You feel like since this whole thing is INSIDE a computer, maybe it's not ACTUALLY broken, and perhaps a convenient glitch will pass by the room and everything will be hunky-dory.

Ha ha who are you kidding? You're totally screwed.

07/09/15
"=====>"

07/09/15
"=====>"

"Can't you just glitch back into working?!"

07/09/15
"=====>"

"...Come on!"

07/09/15
"She's faster than you! You've got to find some other way to escape!"

You don't know you don't really know anything do you? There has to be someone around the corner that will make her go away there has to be

You're so pathetic and useless and weak even now you're relying on the idea that someone will rescue you it always comes down to that

What can you even do? What are you supposed to do?!

"Come on...!"

03/09/15
"=====>"

-figures

03/09/15
"=====>"

03/09/15
"=====>"

03/09/15
"at least you made the most of it, right?"

-lets not forget
-how desperate you were
-to run into the arms of the first rich boy you met

03/09/15
"You had a bad childhood. Terrible. unfair. But you can't change what you went through."

"That...that's not...I know better now."
"My childhood was dour, is that what you want me to say?"

-please
-that was just the beginning

31/08/15
"=====>"

-unfair
-thats the word
-unfair unfair unfair unFAIr
-every family you saw had their life in order but yours
-why couldnt
-YOU
-have that?!
-why why why why

31/08/15
"=====>"

"Can you blame her?"
-of course not
-but she was always so stressed
-you could tell even when you were so young
-the house always felt so gloomy
-wasnt that all just awful

31/08/15
"Your mother took it the hardest, didn't she?"

Your mother did all she could...

-you looked up to her so much
-you always helped her whenever possible
-you tried to do your best at school so she wouldnt worry
-but you knew she always had him in the back of her mind

31/08/15
"I loved them! Don't you dare mock what I've been through!"

"My family was the most important thing to me. That...means something, I think. You can't just...talk like that..."

27/08/15
"Helen: fail to maintain composure."

-what
"...I...I..."

27/08/15
"=====>"

-you know doctors couldve saved him
-too bad you didnt have the money--

"Be quiet!!"

27/08/15
""There was nothing I could do, my family was falling apart in front of me, and I was helpless to stop it... I thought that if I tried, I would shatter.""

"...My uncle and aunt came..."
-thats still not a father
-can you imagine what
-the neighbors must have thought
-ha
-the urchins sticking together
-why would a family with nothing even have four kids
-how could they expect to even take care of them

27/08/15
""Why are you bringing that up all of a sudden?""

-hmmm i dont know
-but it still sure bothers you how
-you barely remember him
-can they blame you
-you were only four years old
-what a tragedy

23/08/15
"Helen: Please don't run away this time. Just wait to see what she says. Yes it's scary, but haven't you made it through worse?"

-hey helen
-remember when your father died

23/08/15
"Don't give in to her taunts."

"You...you...!"
-me what
"I...don't want to talk to you!"
-well thats just too bad honey
-im not done yet

23/08/15
"Why isn't Percy with you?!"

He left on his own! He was getting awfully snippy after what happened with poor Juliet, it felt weird to follow him...!

-heh
-yeah
-everyone leaves you because youre useless
-right
-wahhh wahhh please help me wahhhhhh i cant do anything on my own wahhhhhhh
-im gonna barf

20/08/15
"Be Helen."

You are now Helen!

-alone and scared

20/08/15
"=====>"

-oh why oh why do you
-always find yourself in situations like
-this

20/08/15
"=====>"

-youre going to run off and call out for someone
-anyone
-please help

20/08/15
"It... might be real enough to be dangerous."

-so
-im predicting

17/08/15
"=====>"

"None of this is real, is it?"

17/08/15
"=====>"

17/08/15
"=====>"

Was that...an office building?

"Ava?"

17/08/15
"SUDDENLY BRAIN MELTDOWNS"

>Sam started remembering things after that- is anything useful coming back?

17/08/15
"=====>"

"We did it! We did it!! Ahahahaha!"

17/08/15
"SHUT THE DOOR!"

13/08/15
"=====>"

13/08/15
"=====>"

13/08/15
"Percy: Follow Ava into the light!"

13/08/15
"Percy: THIS ISN'T ANY BETTER"

"I-I have to apolo--"
"Save it for later! We have to get out of here!"

13/08/15
"Ava: Get the feeling you should glance backwards as you run."

"Avaaaaaaaa!"
"Percy! You did it!"

08/08/15
"=====>"

08/08/15
"=====>"

-id say this is goodbye but
-well
-technically ill always be there
-so get going

"I'm trying--!"

08/08/15
"Percy: Be caught completely by surprise by the room exploding once you finish with your shadow."

"The door's stuck!"
-unfortunately
-youll just have to put a little muscle into it

08/08/15
"BOOM"

"Hurry WHERE?"
-just run straight ahead
-youll find the way
-and also
-one last thing:
-thank you

08/08/15
"Ava: Did Sam tell you anything about the room exploding once he finished with his shadow?"

"What's happening?"
-you need to hurry
-this place wont last

27/07/15
"=====>"

"I'll talk to her."

27/07/15
"Admit that your doppelganger is right"

"Okay. ...Okay."
"I think...I can do this."

27/07/15
"You're both projecting. You haven't really forgiven yourselves, and thus you automatically assume everyone else sees you as unforgivable."

-you need to understand
-just because youve given up on yourself
-doesnt mean she has

27/07/15
"=====>"

-shed understand
-you really want to hope for that
-i know you do
-its good to at least try!

"Yeah, okay..."

27/07/15
"Maybe they just love you. Despite everything."

-the mere effort alone
-would at least
-be appreciated

"You have a point..."

27/07/15
"Well, you don't have to make big, sweeping changes in the way you are."

-at least consider it
-it couldnt hurt
-nowhere to go but up
-right?

18/07/15
"Why would they keep trying to help you? After all you've done..."

"I just don't know..."

18/07/15
"but do i deserve to be helped?"

"I don't know...it's a nice idea, but...I mean, I've always been terrible to her, haven't I? Always so bitter and jealous...Even if I did meet up with her, I'd just act the same."
-maybe you should be honest then
-just
-tell her
-you know shed understand

"But that's a crappy thing to say, isn't it? 'I know you can't help this but I dislike you for being you! Haha!' Like...really? What is she supposed to do about that?"
-it could help her understand you

18/07/15
"react poorly"

"Look, I get what you're saying, but...! I can't...do those things she suggests...I can't..."
-cant what
"W-well I just...feel so terrible leaving my work...SITTING there! I mean, all the deadlines, and all the edits I have to make...I can't just leave it."
-dont you think maybe that was one of the things she wanted to HELp with
-youRE SO STUBBORN

12/07/15
"=====>"

-she's trying to help you

12/07/15
"=====>"

-did you ever stop and think about how she feels with you so obsessed with your work
-i know it can be hard sometimes but you know she isnt calling to make fun of you or anything
-she tries to get you OUT of the HOUSE if anything she wants you to slOW DOwn
-i know youre jealous of her but maybe if you listened and grew closer youd both get better
-and all you do is reject her
-i think theres something you need to understand here
-shes not your parents percival
-shes not your mother

12/07/15
"=====>"

-well if youre speechless id like to start
-we left off on something important last time

"We did?"
-your sister
"Oh. Yes..."
-why do you always shut her out
-every time she calls
-she just wants to talk
-see how her little sis is doing
-why is that so bad

"I just...Talking to her makes me uncomfortable..."

12/07/15
""Why do you want to make me dwell on these things? It just... forces me to remember how miserable I felt...""

-think about your wife
"...She wants kids..."
-and you dont
-yes
-i get it
-and she also does by now
-its getting a bit late for that isnt it

"Wh-what's your--"
-THINK for a second
-have you ever told her
-politely
-no
-or do you just
-go off on a rant
-how do you treat her
-do you wonder why shes gotten so bitter lately

06/07/15
"Collect yourself and approach her. Nobody said this would be easy."

"...All right."
"Uh..."
"I'm not sure what to say...ha, I'm terrible at this, aren't I?"

06/07/15
"Sam said you need to confront this thing! And... where even is there to run?"

-are you trying to leave
-please dont leave me

06/07/15
"Look behind the curtain"

06/07/15
"Thanks but no thanks"

Maybe if you leave backstage...

02/07/15
"Catch your bearings. That was a bit disorientating."

-there you are
-i missed you

02/07/15
"examine strange notes"

-aaaavaaaaaaaa

02/07/15
"Cry a little. But just a little."

27/06/15
"=====>"

-she has a little thinking of hEr OWn to do!

27/06/15
"=====>"

-shes in no danger percival
-where do you tHINK she is?!

27/06/15
"Turn around at the Editor and demand furiously he bring Ava back from wherever he spirited her away to."

"What did you do with Ava?!"
-really
-thats the first thing you say

"Don't get smart with me! Where is she?"

21/06/15
"Percy: Get transported to boss stage."

21/06/15
"Percy: PANIC"

21/06/15
"=====>"

21/06/15
"Percy: Grab her! Grab her in a protective way, for her own good! Before Ava is warped to some other plane of existence!"

"Ava--!!"

16/06/15
"=====>"

"[email protected][email protected]$13o@@!310#@$!1-@[email protected][email protected][email protected]%#$#3@$#0d!m$#0$@#10@#3e@3031n--"

16/06/15
"=====>"

"You...you USED me! You betrayed her! What kind of husband ARE you?!"
"A-Ava--"
"No! No excuses! I don't want to hear it! I'm THROUGH with--"

16/06/15
"Slap 'im."

"You didn't tell me that!"

30/05/15
"Ava: You remember what Sam told you, right? You need to get Percy to face this guy... somehow..."

"'Wife?' You have a wife?!"
"E-err, well, I..."

30/05/15
"Percy: And Juliet. And Helen."

-and of course percival i have to give you points for being impartial
-you yell at people who annoy you
-you yell at people who are trying to HElp
-you yell at people who just happen to be near you at the wrong time!
-what about that sweet lady back there
-what about your wife

"What?"

30/05/15
"Percy: Didn't you explode at Rick that one time?"

-do you ever stop and think about how much you lose your temper
-even for just a few seconds
-yes? no?

"I--"

30/05/15
"Percy: I most certainly am not like that! I haven't berated someone for not living up to-"

"L-look! Just because someone has a bit of internal turmoil doesn't mean--"
-internal turmoil
-INTERNAL turmoil
-IN TeR NAL?

22/05/15
"=====>"

-are you really doing this percival
-you realize youre talking about yourself
-right

22/05/15
"=====>"

"He's cruel! ...And judgmental! He'll hurt you!"

22/05/15
"Percy: Warn her about the Editor's cruel behavior."

"But...you haven't met the Editor!"
"The what?"
"The...y'know!"
"The other you?"

22/05/15
"C'mon, Perce! The longer you stand still and hesitate the more time you give your mind to panic and that helps no one."

"Okay...okay...I suppose I'll be careful too..."

18/05/15
"Ava: Tread carefully, look out for less wobbly ground."

WAIT, AVA, NO!

"Hold up! I-it isn't safe!"

You don't want this turning out like last time you were in here! Doesn't she remember that?!

"What else am I supposed to do? I'm being as careful as I can."

18/05/15
"Percy: Does that walkway look safe to you?"

Absolutely not! You don't even want to be in here! Why should you go forward?

18/05/15
"This is... different."

It's Percy's room, right? Sure looks like it. You remember the welcoming atmosphere of the cold, solid rock.

Maybe this is a different entrance...?

Haha, why are you even trying to make sense of it at this point?

12/05/15
"=====>"

"What if...uh..."

12/05/15
"ENTER THAT ROOM!"

"Haha, what a coincidence! Let's go!"

THE PLAN IS WORKING

"Ava, don't be so hasty...! What if..."

12/05/15
"=====>"

"Ah."

12/05/15
"Ava: So what have you been up to?"

"Oh, ummm..."

You certainly saw a woman die.

"Not...much. I feel like I'm running around in circles. Y'know? Just...uh...pointless."

She doesn't quite look like she buys it, but...

"Yeah, I hear you! Ahaha..."
"All we can do is keep searching--"

07/05/15
"Your room?"

It already feels like forever ago, but as you two get up, you can't help but mention...

"About last time..."
"Oh...errrr...."
"I'm willing to forget about it if you are."
"...Yes. Yes, let's."

07/05/15
"Nothing. And Nothing. And Nothing, and Nothing, all the way up the walls, blocking the entire hallway."

"Percy!"
"Ava?! Thank you! I was...I was..."
"It's okay! It's...uh..."

07/05/15
"A rather depressed Percy!"

07/05/15
"IT'S HIDEOUS! IT'S TERRIFYING! IT'S - oh it's just someone half-stuck in a glitch. I guess that's still unexpected and slightly terrifying though."

01/05/15
"=====>"

But you weren't prepared for what was around the corner!

01/05/15
"=====>"

You rush forward, hoping that if you're making the corruption worse, it won't be able to catch up.

01/05/15
"so, have you actually tried touching the glitchy shit, or would that be bad for your health"

What's the worst that could happen?

26/04/15
"=====>"

If you can't get there, physically, then you assume that you won't be able to get there at all. Right now your own two legs are the most reliable method of transportation you have.

26/04/15
"You managed to enter this place, right? Maybe if you just think of being elsewhere..."

You don't know about that. You were trying to get to the intercom and ended up here instead. Correct floor, yes, but you suspect any other teleportation attempts will deviate similarly.

26/04/15
"Wait, no red dot? So Mr. Stone also seems to be out of the picture..."

19/04/15
"=====>"

The basement, though...

19/04/15
"=====>"

Thankfully the map is still operational. Sort of.

You see a few stable areas. That's good. You're going to need those.

19/04/15
"=====>"

Nothing's happening when you try to switch profiles.

It's too far gone.

19/04/15
"Can the monitors show you whether any others have been corrupted?"

You don't know, but it's worth a try.

16/04/15
"=====>"

16/04/15
"=====>"

16/04/15
"Leaving already? Wasn't here where you were trying to be?"

No, not this room. There's nothing here.

The basement has several rooms.

16/04/15
"Do you see the symbols on the wall of the staircase? Do they mean anything to you?"

Doesn't seem important.

12/04/15
"=====>"

Progress is progress.

12/04/15
"Can you do anything here?"

Not really. Anything that could be done has already been done.

But still, it's the basement.

12/04/15
"Do you know this place?"

Yes. This is the very bottom of the hospital.

09/04/15
"=====>"

09/04/15
"=====>"

...perhaps...leave...

09/04/15
"Jump, and fall into nothing, or turn, and run through the spikes? Or is there a third option?"

-no way
-if youre playing up the mysterious aloof guy act then i can too


Well, at least he's rambling now.

Maybe...if you concentrate...you can just...

09/04/15
"How long did it take for you to find me?"

-so what? if anything thats incentive!
-cmon lets have a little fun!

"How did you get here? How long have you been following me?"
-ahahahaha
-you want me to just TELL you
-just like that

09/04/15
"Just stay calm and play along. You can get out of this."

"I'm sure nothing good would come of it."

29/03/15
"=====>"

-what would happen if you died

29/03/15
"yeah, you should probably be running now."

-well
-since you asked
-im a little
-curious

29/03/15
"Oh. The red one."

-eeeeeehehhhehhehehehhhh
"What do you want with me?"
-that would be the first thing out of your mouth
-wouldnt it

26/03/15
"=====>"

That's ridic--

26/03/15
"Did you just hear a voice or something?"

What? No.

26/03/15
"Grey: How long have you been wandering this corridor anyway?"

You're not sure. Half an hour, perhaps? It's hard to measure the flow of time in here.

21/03/15
"=====>"

21/03/15
"=====>"

But it has to be out there. There's no way it can't be. You need to get there. This can't go on forever.

21/03/15
"=====>"

You are Dr. Darrel Grey, and you've been trying to make your way to the basement. "Trying" being the key word here. Currently it appears you're caught in a loop of endless hallway.

This is so much worse than you thought. Just because you could get there easily before doesn't mean that would always be the case.

21/03/15
"=====>"

21/03/15
"Divide and conquer!"

"There you are! What was that all about?"

21/03/15
"Sam: Thank Ava and Cherry for talking with you."

"Yeah. Meeting adjourned."
"And, uh...thanks. For hearing me out."

"Of course!"
"Y-you're welcome...!"

17/03/15
"=====>"

"Quin's out there too; what about her?"
"Oh, uh, we just came from her room-place-thingy. She's really disheveled from it. I mean, you could try talking to her if you want, but I think she needs some time to cool off before doing any personal demon stuff again."
"Gotcha."
"So...meeting adjourned?"

17/03/15
"I guess you should... help everyone here face their shadows?"

"I could go find Percy. I, uh, feel a little bad about where we left off."
"Er...yes."
"I'll g-g-go with Rick. I THINK h-h-he likes me, and he c-can get into t-t-trouble..."
"Hey, maybe we could help them face their squiggly other-selves! You know, wink-nudge-style? Afterward we can spill the beans, cuz they've passed the test? Then we could move onto the others! Et cetera!"

17/03/15
"=====>"

"Dammit. That sounded like it was going somewhere."
"He was still looking for that disk! That's something!"
"I'll try looking for him. No clue where he could be, though. I haven't seen him since!"
"Last t-t-t-time I saw him he was just...p-poking around rooms..."
"Guess I have a lot of ground to cover."

17/03/15
"Cherry: "Wait... a disk? I know someone who was looking for a disk!""

"Hey, w-w-wait, the d-doctor was looking for that ffffloppy!"
"'Doctor?!'"
"You know, that aloof guy with the glasses? Fashionably late to that big ol' meeting?"
"He's a doctor?"
"Yeah! Dr. Grey!"
"Doctor HOW?"
"He's a psy...psychiatrist!"
"What?!"
"He...he said he was un-unemployed..."

11/03/15
"Is it possible that taking the disk and wiping that computer is what's responsible for the shadows and glitches?"

"Someone totally wrecked the system, though."
"Oh, uh..."
"Was that you?"
"...Yes."
"What if that's the reason everything screwed up? The file DID mention 'subjects'...What if I..."

"H-hey now, I doubt everything in this system was controlled by one virtual computer someone inside it could actually bork. Seems like crappy design to me, and I'm not even a computer person!"
"Let's focus on the present, people. What's done is done. Let's focus on what we CAN do."

11/03/15
"=====>"

"I forgot I still had this."
"Where'd you get that?"
"It was in a computer at the front desk. It only had one text file on it that looked like it was exported from something else."
"The front desk is RIGHT out there, so--wait a second, we used that computer, didn't we, Cherry?"
"Huh...oh yeah, we d-did."
"Or we TRIED to."

11/03/15
"=====>"

"We're very thankful for what you did!"
"Yeah!"
"I'm sure there's another way out. We just have to brainstorm an attack plan!"
"Wait a sec..."

11/03/15
""Is something wrong, Cherry?""

"I-I-I've doomed us...!"
"No, no, no! We ALL would've been doomed if you hadn't done anything!"
"We're just talking hypothetically! I really doubt it needs ALL of us..."

11/03/15
"What about the others?"

"Maybe we all need to complete it to escape?"
"Wait, but then, the guy that Cherry..."

11/03/15
"So we need to find our rooms and talk with our scribbles?"

"It's the only way out I see."
"I'm not disagreeing--it's certainly a better idea than wandering around--but if that's the case, then why are you still here? Shouldn't you have left if you 'won?'"
"I, uh...that's a good point..."

05/03/15
"=====>"

What if he's in a coma?!

05/03/15
"Cherry: Wait, so that means... You didn't actually kill him?"

"It does make sense..."

You didn't...

"You can't remember what happened before coming here, right? What if that's on purpose, so we don't remember that this is all fake?"

You didn't kill him!

"I still don't remember exactly what was going on before this, but I remember a place sort of like this one. A real-life hospital, maybe?"

You're not a murderer!

"A real-life hospital...hmmm..."

05/03/15
""it's simple, really, when you think about it. all these weird things that have been happening that seem like they couldn't possibly be real? that's because they're not.""

It's a computer, and you're 99% sure it's not supposed to be glitching.

"What...?"
"I understand if you don't believe me, but please at least consider it. It's a virtual reality experiment, or at least that's my theory. Why else would we have numbers on our hands? We're test subjects."

05/03/15
""I don't know for sure why we're here, but I think I know what 'here' is.""

You tell them that you remembered something after the encounter. That suddenly the setting around you looked unfamiliar--unfamiliar in an eerier way than the building being weird and foreign. Beyond that. Existentially unfamiliar, if that makes sense to them. It looks like it does.

Haven't they noticed it too? You're sure the individualized rooms are part of the program considering the "goal," but the rampant glitching in the halls, people teleporting and altering the terrain, perhaps even the lack of an outside world to begin with...

05/03/15
"Start slow. You can't just pop a twist like "none of this is real" and expect that to just accept it."

"You BEAT him?"
"I...guess? I don't know how to describe it. It wasn't really a 'battle' so much as a talk. But I think that's what we're here to do. I'm still not sure WHY, but it's the closest thing resembling a goal we have."

05/03/15
"Sam: So this started when I went to talk with Scribble-Me..."

You begin by summarizing your encounter with other-you. They both nod and "mm-hmm" in agreement throughout. You vaguely remember there being an other-Ava, and it looks like Cherry's no stranger to the idea, either.

27/02/15
"Sam: Get to business."

"I would tell the others, but I think it'd be better to piece together the full story before we just go, uh, telling everyone. I mean..."
"It's dangerous."
"Yeah."

To be honest, you hadn't planned on what to say.

How do you even begin?

27/02/15
"Ava: Ask Sam what's going on? He seems...different. In a good way!"

Did he fix his collar or something?

"So what's this about, really?"
"I'm not trying to trick you or anything. I remembered something important."
"And...I think it's a good way to make it up to you."

"Sounds like you've been doing some reflecting."
"I guess so."

27/02/15
"=====>"

"Huh?!"
"Are you coming?"
"Oh, uh, y-yes!"

27/02/15
"No, it was without deliberation or intent to cause harm. Involuntary manslaughter at most."

Who CARES what it's called?! You killed someone!

"Cherry?"

22/02/15
"=====>"

-murderer

22/02/15
"Cherry: Don't think about what you did don't think about what you did don't thHHHHH"

"Well, you're welcome! Haha."

22/02/15
"Instead of an awkward apology, why not try thanking her and Cherry again for helping you? It's the least you can do, really."

"Uh, can I talk to you two? Somewhere...else?"
"Oh, er...sure."

PROGRESS???

"One sec, guys."
"Second granted!"
"And uh, I've been meaning to say..."
"Thanks. For...you know."

22/02/15
"=====>"

He's quite the loudmouth, and you're pretty sure he doesn't like you. You feel like he'd either blab to everyone else or plain wouldn't believe you.

And she's gotten in your face multiple times. She's pushy and aggressive, and you're worried she might end up trying to hurt you or use the VR to her advantage.

No doubt they both have reasons they're here, but you can't bring yourself to tell them just yet.

Ava and Cherry, though...

22/02/15
""I- I think I know what this place is, and how we can leave.""

You open your mouth, but stop yourself before you blurt anything out.

You want to tell them, but...

18/02/15
"=====>"

"Sam?"

18/02/15
"=====>"

"Well, we've made it this far, haven't we? That's good!"
"Made it this far WHERE? WHERE are we? What are we even DOING here? You're talking like there's a goal but I don't SEE any! I just want to leave!"

18/02/15
"=====>"

"I'm ready to get outta here."
"We all are."

18/02/15
"Time to open the door."

"Let's just take a break! Sit down, and, uh...relax. As much as we can."
"Yeah, okay, whatever..."

18/02/15
"IT'S AVA! awkwardly pretend you weren't just crying"

Okay. Okay. You can do this. You think. Breathe, Sam, breathe.

12/02/15
"=====>"

"--let's all just calm down for a while--"

12/02/15
"=====>"

God, you're such an asshole! No wonder no one likes you! You shut them out before they can even explain themselves!

12/02/15
"Forget about your dad. You're not going to be like him. You're going to fix this. Or at least, try."

But you let everything else get in the way! Your home situation didn't improve at all, and you were still poor, and he still had his compulsion issues and sometimes it got hard to talk to him, some days it was like he was barely there, and you just let that build up inside of you but

Nowadays he's been trying to get back in touch...

And you did have good moments together...

But you always cut him off, hanging up, telling him off, saying you didn't want to associate anymore...

If you can change, couldn't he?

12/02/15
"=====>"

He said daughter or son or whatever else, it didn't matter. You were family, just the two of you, and you needed to stick together no matter what. He didn't care how you identified as long as you were still you, and you were still there, and you hugged and cried and hugged and cried

12/02/15
"If your dad is bothering you, you need to work past it. Not hide it away, and not let it destroy you."

You keep thinking about one day after you came home from high school. You felt terrible about everything and decided screw it, you're going to talk to him. If he kicked you out, whatever. You'd deal with it, somehow.

You told him you weren't a daughter anymore. That being a son fit you better. That the name "Sam" was what you wanted for yourself. That you've been thinking about this for a long time and it was eating up at you inside and school is awful and this was making it worse and

he said

08/02/15
"=====>"

Your dad.

08/02/15
"God, that lady really reminds you of your mother. You hope she'll be fine in the end. (You get the feeling she won't.)"

Ah. Yes. She wasn't faring so well, like the building had taken over and was just pulling her strings. She was different than the guy who tried to kill you, though. It was a scary encounter, but you didn't feel like she was going to hurt you.

Your mom was the same. She could get scary at times, but you always got the feeling she couldn't help it. That made it scarier, in a way. And then one day she left, leaving just you and...

08/02/15
"Do you think Ava and the blue one are going to forgive you?"

...Ava. God, you still feel like such an ass. You still find it hard to believe her, but...you're trying.

To be honest, you don't see anything likable about yourself at all. Why would anyone want to be friends?

And Cherry...that was her name, wasn't it? She was a real hero, but she was obviously shaken up about it. You hope she's doing better. Maybe you'll talk to her, but what would you even say?

Would they believe you or would they just think it's a crackpot theory? It's not like there weren't others that were all too eager to claim they've solved the mystery, such as...

08/02/15
"The other people. You know what this place is, but they don't, and they're in danger."

It feels like you should tell them, but what if that leads to more danger?

That intimidating guy was manipulating the building when he attacked you. Did he know about this place? Was he exploiting it? Could the others do that if they got desperate? You don't like the idea of almost dying twice.

Maybe...you'll just confide in certain people...like...

08/02/15
"If this place was supposed to help with your personality, why did they decide to make it a creepy-ass hospital that seems to be glitching more and more... like the program wasn't exactly finished yet."

That's been bothering you.

Maybe you're less of an experiment and more of a debugger?

Wouldn't you be told this, though? What's with the memory gap? Is that a glitch, too?

What is this even supposed to be like on a good day? Isn't someone watching this? Shouldn't they have stopped it by now? Did they just...leave you? Did they give up? And what about...

05/02/15
"Sam: Any progress?"

God, no.

It's the same as before. Between the exhausting encounter with other-you and whatever was going on with that tall older lady, you haven't felt very good at all. In fact, you'd say you feel like complete shit.

It doesn't help that your thoughts keep racing, either. Your brain decided it'd be good to keep going back to things like...

Like...

05/02/15
"=====>"

...You'll leave her to that. You doubt she knows any more than you do.

05/02/15
"=====>"

Now, what about--

05/02/15
"The obvious solution is to break down that wall with your brutish physique."


No, this thing's solid. And you are not "brutish" at all, thank you very little.

How did he do that? Can you do that, too? You must test this...someplace that wouldn't leave you boxed in.

At any rate, you are no longer placing trust in this "doctor," whoever he is. You're willing to bet he's not even a doctor!

01/02/15
"=====>"

01/02/15
"=====>"

"Where do you think you're going?!"
"I need to be alone."

There's something you need to find.

You've been a fool.

"Hey--!!"

01/02/15
"Grey: Recover, you need to make sure this doesn't happen again."

"Hey! Stop ignoring us! A woman just died!"

01/02/15
"=====>"

"What do you actually know?"

01/02/15
"Someone: Miraculously manage to keep from freaking out for long enough to wonder what Juliet seemed to be accusing Grey of."

"...Dr. Grey...she asked you if this is...what you wanted. Um...what does--"
"There's nothing we can do anymore. She's not coming back."
"That doesn't answer her question! You're hiding something, aren't you!"
"Doctor..."

01/02/15
"Grey: Freak out just a little, maybe."

"...She's gone."
"What! What's that supposed to mean?!"
"It means she's gone."

01/02/15
"Percy: Ask questions, ask so many questions because you feel scared and desperate at what just happened."

"Wh-wh-wh--"
"What the hell was that!"
"What just happened?! She just...she burst OUT of her! What was that?!"
"I mean she...she had been doing...strange things BEFORE, but THIS...?!"
"Where is she? Where did she go?!"

26/01/15
"=====>"

26/01/15
"=====>"

26/01/15
"=====>"

26/01/15
"=====>"

"Wait--!"

26/01/15
"=====>"

%3GgG0gGGoOO#%O$1OoooD [email protected](bYYyyy@[email protected]_=!!@!!!!!!

26/01/15
"=====>"

26/01/15
"=====>"

26/01/15
"=====>"

26/01/15
"=====>"

"Oh."

26/01/15
"=====>"

26/01/15
"=====>"

-shhHHHEE LOST AND THERES NOTHING LEFT
-what a great foray this was! what a great idea! how helpful!
-is this what you wanted
-doctor?
-iiiIIIiiIiSSSSsSSss THIS

26/01/15
"Let me speak to Juliet!"

-oh you want that? do you now?
-what are you going to do?
-spit out some more generic comfort?
-theres nothing more you can do now!
-stop bothering her! stop bothering me!
-she lost!

26/01/15
"=====>"

-she cant accept it!
-her lies to herself!
-the fact shes not special!
-the fact she needs help!
-this is what happens when you surround yourself with lies!
-and im SICK OF IT!

26/01/15
"=====>"

"What's happening here?"
-and you know what?
-shes losing interest in her art
-after that
-what will she have left?
-nothing!
-ahahahahaha!

26/01/15
"=====>"

-im her evil spirit! am i not supposed to be here?
-the memory of what she hated most
-repressed!
-she denies so much
-she needs to open her eyes!
-moving from place to place and meeting person after person isnt a way to live
-she cant run forever! she cant hide forever!

"Dr. Grey?!"

26/01/15
"Tell me, what do you hope to accomplish as you are, right now?"

"This has gone too far! Stop this!"
-really? IVE gone too far? REALLY?
-pardon me while i laugh!
-ahahaha! ahahahahahahaha!

07/12/14
"=====>"

-YOURE WRONG

07/12/14
"=====>"

"I was looking for you."
-were you
"It's not too late. You're still here. You, Juliet Ross. Not Vivian."
-you think that huh

07/12/14
"=====>"

-you cant hide
-i know youre upset
-this is the last thing you wanted
-right

07/12/14
"well this isnt good"

"Er...Hello."
-you seem alarmed
"Do I?"
-ha ha dont be like that

01/12/14
"=====>"

-hello again doctor

01/12/14
"=====>"

01/12/14
"Continue?"

01/12/14
"GAME OVER"

27/11/14
"=====>"

27/11/14
"=====>"

"I don't think we have a choice...!"

27/11/14
"=====>"

"We have to get Quin out of here!"
-hahahaHAhahhhahaaaAAAahaha
-goOd llllLLLuck!

27/11/14
"hahaha enjoy your ride into the heart of the abyss"

"Stop!"
-meanwhile andrea was spreading rumors about you
-even after you got a new roommate! did she ever let up? did she ever stop haunting you?
-what a terrible friend you were! hahahaha! you couldve probably salvaged that relationship if you werent so awful!
-remember all the names they called you? werent they all so true?

"Shut up shut up shut up shut up!"
-so you decided that deirdre was dead
-you were quin now

"Guys! What's going on?"

27/11/14
"=====>"

-i heard she cheated on her husband!
"No!"
-with another teacher, right?
-hahaha!

"Stop it! Stop it!"
-he didnt even get flak for it!
-remember!
-it was all her fault! her fault!
-dirty! despicable! shameful!
-people said she quit but you know!
-she was fired!

27/11/14
"Oh hey, it's those guys! Shame the mop trick didn't work out as planned."

"What the heck is she talking about?"
"D-don't listen to her!"
-really
-youre really trying this
-please
-remember what they said?

22/11/14
"=====>"

-im tired of this! im tired of people being fake!
-i can take it! ive taken it before!!
-if you dont really want to be here then lLLLEaaAAVEEEee

22/11/14
"Nothing's more inviting than the terrifying cold endless void of space, right?"

-i hate it I HATE IT i haATEeeE IT
"Wait, stop!"
-if you hate mE jUst SaY it!

22/11/14
"Attempt to back away slowly. Find that you can't."

-deirdres friends either turned on her or abandoned her
"'Deirdre?'"
-and now youre doing the same thing!
-i hate it!

22/11/14
"Find something to throw into it! Better it than you."

"Hiyah!"
"Wh-what--?"

There goes the nightstand.

-ah
-are you trying to get out
-are you trying to leave me
-im still here you know
-i never left
-just because you cant see me doesnt mean im gone

22/11/14
"Is that safe?"

This is seriously unnerving you, but you have to admit, it looks like it could be the only way out.

16/11/14
"Maybe there's another way out. Window, maybe?"

"Woah."

16/11/14
"=====>"

"It doesn't seem to be working."
"Hey..."

16/11/14
"BREAK DOWN MORE WALLS"

"Maybe we could just knock down all the other walls?"

16/11/14
"Is. The broken wall. Supposed to be doing that."

"It looks like it's getting worse."

11/11/14
"Ava: Don't say that out loud. Just thank Cherry and suggest finding Quin. She may be in danger!"

"Let's find Quin and Rick and find a way out of here, okay? My door's locked..."
"Mine too..."
"Well, crap!"

11/11/14
"Ava: But- but the shadow thingy was actually sort of being useful! You didn't know Quin felt that way at all!"

"'But?'"
"Oh, uh, it's nothing."

11/11/14
"=====>"

"W-well I was in the...the other r-r-room...and I hhheard t-talking..."
"I t-tried calling back and y-y-you didn't hear me...But then th...the wall g-gave away on its own!"
"And then I fell."

"Your falling was certainly lucky. But..."

11/11/14
"Cherry: Let's see your eyes real quick?"

"Are y-y-yyyYOU okay?"
"Yes! What happened? How'd you DO that? That was incredible!"

11/11/14
"Cherry: Don't be possessed at all. Just be yourself. Your awesome, nervous, jittery, latent action hero self."

"Are you okay?!"

06/11/14
"=====>"

"Cherry?!"

06/11/14
"=====>"

-im like a black hole
-i try desperately to cover myself up with people or hobbies
-but it all gets torn apart
-people leave me people hate me no matter how hard i try
-i lose interest in things i love
-im empty
-im so
-emp--

06/11/14
"=====>"

-i just
-cannot let it go
-i cannot let go how everyone who pretends to be nice turns their back eventually
-i try so hard to keep people close
-i try so hard
-it never works
-is it me
-am i broken?

06/11/14
"=====>"

-oh no dont worry
-its more like i hate
-what you represent
-you remind me of her

"Who...?"
-it doesnt matter
-its the past

06/11/14
"Ava: um/what do you want with me"

-ha haa haaa
-dont act like youre not involved
-i hate you so much

"Wh-what? What did I do?"

01/11/14
"=====>"

-do you give up

01/11/14
"=====>"

This is useless. It's locked from the outside.

01/11/14
"Ava: Call for help."

"Quin! Rick! Anyone?! Please...!"

28/10/14
"If only you had some sort of... long, pole-like object to reach out to him with! But where could you find something like that?"

"Uh...be right back!"

28/10/14
"=====>"

"That other you dragged me in!"
"What can I even do...?"

28/10/14
"Quin: Don't just stand there! Do something!"

AAAAAAAA

"What happened?!"

24/10/14
"=====>"

"Rick?!"

24/10/14
"Quin: You should open the window. Maybe clear your head a bit."

It's already open.

There's nothing out here, except--

24/10/14
"Rick: Can you really save her? You can't do anything."

You shouldn't have come here, you think.

24/10/14
"Rick: Bang on the window."

You're stuck and you can't reach! How are you supposed to do that?

19/10/14
"=====>"

Why can't she see you? Why can't she hear you?

19/10/14
"Should that window be open?"

"Quin...!"

19/10/14
"=====>"

Because...

19/10/14
"=====>"

You got a different room in your second year here, though, because--

19/10/14
"Whose room is this, then? Yours? (Hers?)"

It was your room, yes. Plural "you."

14/10/14
"=====>"

You feel like you're getting a headache.

14/10/14
"=====>"

-iM surEEeee its saaAaAafe

14/10/14
"=====>"

-go ahead
-pick a door

14/10/14
"You don't need good memories of this place! They only make it harder to leave it behind!"

Oh, this...

-YOU CAN NEVER ESCAPE

...is not how you remember things at all.

10/10/14
"=====>"

-hey
-where arEeeE YOU goING

10/10/14
"=====>"

-your english teacher too
-wAsnt she so nice?
-you had all the comfort you could possibly need heRe!

10/10/14
"=====>"

-she always listened to you!
-you did so mUch together
-you called her youR best frieNd!

10/10/14
"What about her? She's ancient history! What are you trying to pull?"

-dont be silly
-youd never forget your roommate

05/10/14
"=====>"

-but deirdre
-what about andrea

05/10/14
"=====>"

05/10/14
"You and the supply closet have some history. Let's revisit that."

"Leave me alone!"

05/10/14
"They left you. Just like you knew they would."

-everyone knows how awful you are
-they dont even bOther with second chances
-as soon As they have an opEning they run for it
-no one WOUld blAme theM

05/10/14
"=====>"

-you cant do it! you cant do it!
-the moment you turn your back they disappear!
-how familiar!! how familiar!!

05/10/14
"Look into the rooms to see if they just decided to explore."

Leave you...

Could they...?

-ha ha ha
-youre hesitating

05/10/14
"They, they were just behind you..."

Where did they go?

They didn't...they couldn't just...

30/09/14
"=====>"

Is...she...

Where...

Where did everybody go?

30/09/14
"=====>"

She's here?!

30/09/14
"=====>"

-yet still even when you got the peace you wanted
-you just became
-terribly lonely instead

30/09/14
"=====>"

You wanted everyone to shut up! You wanted to become invisible!

30/09/14
"=====>"

It was so hard to be alone when everyone kept talking about you. Maintaining focus on schoolwork or even merely taking care of yourself every day became a struggle.

30/09/14
"=====>"

It was a place you could be alone for a while, and a place where you knew no one would look for you.

30/09/14
"=====>"

Maybe a supply closet isn't much, and maybe you shouldn't have ever been in there at all, especially since you usually had to pick the lock to get into it.

30/09/14
"The place. You know the one. The place you always went to when things went bad. The place where you felt comforted. That's where you need to go."

But...near the end of the dormitory building, there is one place of solace.

30/09/14
"=====>"

You proceed to lead the way, though you don't particularly want to go to the dorms. It was just the first thing that came to mind.

You don't know how long you're going to be in here, so you might as well get it over with.

30/09/14
"May as well look for your dorm."

"I guess we could go to the dorms..."
"Lead the way!"

02/08/14
"=====>"

"Where to first? Anywhere special?"
"Huh? Oh, um..."

02/08/14
"=====>"

and make this as quick as possible.
-it makes sense doesnt it deirdre

02/08/14
"=====>"

find some sort of exit,
-is that why she put you here

02/08/14
"Quin: Hear the echoing laughs of nasty teenagers coming ominously from within."

You'll just go in,
-do you think mom didnt want to take care of you anymore

28/07/14
"What's the building?"

"So is that a building you recognize?"
"It's, uh...the boarding school I went to..."

28/07/14
"Quin: Get going. Time's a-wastin'"

"Are you sure?"
"Yeah. It's getting too cold in here for me anyway."

28/07/14
"What, did you kill someone on purpose?"

You've never considered killing someone, but you've certainly wished someone dead.

23/07/14
"Quin: Leave the journal, the past, behind. It's not going anywhere and it's not doing anything."

"No...no, it's okay. Let's go."

They're going to find out worse things, anyway. You should just get this over with.

23/07/14
"Ava and Cherry: Help her pick up the pages"

"H...here...I promise I'm n-n-not looking..."
"We can clean this up fast!"

23/07/14
"You're a dick, rick."

-do you really think youre being impressive with this display
-they probably hate you now

19/07/14
"CHARGE FORWARD"

"I'm going to get there within the next century, thanks."
"Rick...!"
"Just leave her!"

19/07/14
"No, the papers must be followed"

You ignore the trio behind you and keep cleaning up the trail. Anyone reading these would be mortifying.

"Seriously. Let's go."
"...No."
"Ugh, I've had enough!"

19/07/14
"Do they all say the same thing?"

No. These are...pages from your old journal.

You thought you threw that out! That was DECADES ago!

15/07/14
"=====>"

"Forget it already! It'll take forever to get there at this rate."

15/07/14
"=====>"

"I don't care!"

15/07/14
"Keep moving on"

"Quin, we said we weren't going to look!"

What are these doing here?!

10/07/14
"All you can do now is try to find the others"

The hallway stretches on with no variation, until you see...

Well, it isn't a light at the end, but it's some semblance of stability. More than good enough.

10/07/14
"=====>"

Room after room it's all the same.

This is so exhausting. You wonder what things are like in the real world right now. What time is it, even?

10/07/14
"See if the doors still work without visible handles."

They're not doors anymore. They're holes.

The rooms are equally bare.

06/07/14
"=====>"

You're beginning to rethink staying in your room for the rest of your time here.

06/07/14
"=====>"

06/07/14
"=====>"

"This is all; my fAult! I s,et thiII`iis up! I'm the ma;st'Ermind to my o[WN demiiIsEe]eE!"
-i doN)nnNn-t= k;nO'w "ho,w to LiI{Ii{IIVE!

06/07/14
"Sam, what have you always wanted to say to your mother?"

"I-I'm sorry!"
"Look, look, I'm sorry! We can work together! Please listen to me! We can get out of here!"

-NO!
"I can't! I can't!"
"I can't do anything with this
fake personaaaAAAaaAaAA!"

01/07/14
"Juliet: Tear away the shell."

"I don't know ANYTHING!"

01/07/14
"Sam: Continue talking to her, just, let her speak. Let her talk to give her time to calm herself. She says she feels unwanted so perhaps, if you give her the attention she needs, she'll be able to deal with this better."

QUESTIONS. QUESTIONS ARE GOOD.

"We need to focus on how to get out of here."
"You know this place is a computer, right? That's what you said."

"Hahh..."
"What else can you tell me? What else do you know?"

01/07/14
"Sam: Recall the blond man. Oh christ, this better not be happening again."

Oh god oh god oh god!

Any optimism you have is quickly dwindling.

"Slow down!"
"None of that applies here! You have to listen to me!"


YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU'RE DOING.

27/06/14
"Juliet: Break something"

-ive been off that for years
"I'm pppRetty sure...ANYway..."
-i still feel it i still see things
"I'm not...certain..."
-im scared im so scared thats not supposed to happen thats not normal
"MayyyYYbe I am crazy! Ha ha ha!"
-it would explain a lot

27/06/14
"=====>"

"Hahah...don't lie...you knnNNNnnew it all alOng, didn't you? I'm a washed-up hippie..."
"'Visions'...Heh...HehEHheheHEH...you can guess whhHhhAT those are..."
"We all fooled ourselves...One good trip doesn't...make you psYchiC..."

27/06/14
"=====>"

"Happened? Happened??"
"Ha hAAaaaAAAaA...I ran away..."

"What?"
"School didn't do it for mE...I tried art...I trIed! Nothing I made sold!"
"It was the Summer of Love...I ran away...I fell in with...frieNDS...some of the first I ever TruLy had..."

"Oh..."

27/06/14
"SO SHE'S SORTA RIGHT BUT MAYBE SHE SHOULDN'T KNOW THAT RIGHT NOW"

You're going to be honest: this woman scares you more and more every time you encounter her. But right now you feel compelled to try to figure out how she got like this.

"Woah, slow down!"
"Tell me what happened, okay?"


You don't want this happening to anyone else. This is freaky.

23/06/14
"=====>"

"Ha ha! Ha hA!"
"You really hated me, didn't you?"
"I could seE it on your face..."
"You don't...have to...worRy...about me anymore!"
"Don't worry! Don't worry! It's fine!"
"This is all fakE...We're all fAke!"

23/06/14
"back away BACK AWAY"

"What? What do you meAn?"
"I'm fine...I'm fine...It's finE!"

"No it's not! You're all...glitchy!"
"'Glitchy'..."
"That's JJjjjUst the comCOMPuter, isn't it?"

"Wait, you--"

23/06/14
"She looks like she's in pain, ask her if she's okay?"

You're not going to follow her topic of conversation.

"What happened to you?"

20/06/14
"=====>"

"I'm not going to be long."
"Not long at all...haa haa..."
"You must RRRrrrRreally think I'm crazy, huh?"

20/06/14
"Juliet: Say hi."

"...Sam...was your nAme...right?"

WHAT'S GOING ON

"Haa haa..."

WHAT HAPPENED

20/06/14
"Maybe there's a failsafe somewhere! You might as well look for one, not like you have a lot else to do."

Fine. Whatever. Control rooOH DEAR CHRIST

16/06/14
"Find the disk"

You...forgot you had this, actually.

It had an error code on it, didn't it? Perhaps that's proof, but even if others believe you, what can you DO about this? You're a sysadmin, not a VR...mechanic...or whatever! This is way beyond your expertise!

16/06/14
"Everyone's gotta know the truth! Find someone and tell them about this virtual reality business!"

Is that really a good idea, though? Would anyone even believe you? It sounds as off-the-wall as anything else anyone had been theorizing. Furthermore, you have no proof other than your word.

You reiterate: would anyone even believe you?

16/06/14
"So what are you going to do now?"

You didn't have a plan for this. You simply didn't want to stay in your room the rest of your time here. You'd rather wander around and be useless than stay here and be useless.

The interior is getting worse and worse. With no other ideas coming to mind, you suppose you'll see what places are still...coherent. Maybe everyone's gathered somewhere without you.

16/06/14
"do you remember anything useful now"

...No!

Everything is so...blurry! Confused! Muddled! Why? Why can't you remember? You were getting so far!

It's like you have a hole in your memory, and it feels like everything important is inside it, but just trying to think about it is giving you a headache...like it doesn't want to be remembered.

Is that too paranoid of an assumption? Is it?

13/06/14
"=====>"

You're back.

You didn't sleep or anything, but you're back.

13/06/14
"You have to get to Juliet before Vivian does! But where would Juliet go? Somewhere back in the hospital? Her room?"

13/06/14
"=====>"

-do you never speak up
-you just let that happen

13/06/14
"Percy: Breathe. And apologise to Helen this instant!"

You take a deep breath.

"Sorry."
"We should go."

13/06/14
"Percy: Realise you just chased away what is probably our only lead"

...

That's that, then.

09/06/14
"=====>"

-you know what
-ill pay her a visit right now
-hahahahahahahahahahaha!

09/06/14
"If you're her, then you'd also know where she'd want to be."

-if you wanted a straight answer so badly then here it is
-shes lost!
-ive won!
-and youre right
-i DO know where she is
-or rather
-where she will be

"Wait--"

09/06/14
"=====>"

-thats that!

09/06/14
"=====>"

-if you wont help her
-and if she wont help herself
-seeing me as such an evil spirit as she does
-then

09/06/14
"=====>"

-cant argue with that
-oh well!

09/06/14
"=====>"

"Be QUIET! I don't want to HEAR it!"

09/06/14
"Percy: Start losing what little patience you have for this woman. And you thought Regular Juliet was bad!"

"Don't 'Mr. O'Neil' me! We've gotten nothing from this! We're wasting time!"
-oh ho ho ho
-nothing
-NOTHING
-you think youve gotten nothing from this
-how do you think i feel
-thats what i deal with all the time

09/06/14
"What are you even trying to accomplish by doing this. It's illogical, it doesn't help you OR her."

"And? What has this done for you?"
"You've...you've talked our ear off, and you tortured that poor woman, and now...what? What are you going to do?"

"Mr. O'Neil--"

21/05/14
"=====>"

"Give us a straight answer!"
-that is the answer
-i dont know what else to tell you!
-she went wherever she felt like
-quite the unpredictable sort, that juliet!! ahahaha!

21/05/14
"Helen: What did you do to them...?"

"Where did she go?!"
-oh tut tut
-dont worry
-shes fine
-for now at least!
-she simply has some bad things on the brain
-surely you can relate

21/05/14
"We thought you dIsAPpeARed!"

-hahahaha!
-just because SHES out of order doesnt mean I am

17/05/14
"=====>"

-hahahahahahahaaaa
-did you forget about meeeeeee?

17/05/14
"=====>"

-HEY

17/05/14
"=====>"

Nevertheless, all three of them appear sincere in wanting to listen.

Slowly, painfully--but still with a bit of relief in the back of your mind--you begin to recount the memories that have resurfaced.

17/05/14
"=====>"

"No, it's...okay...it'll keep bothering me until I tell someone anyway..."

Her hug takes you by surprise. You're not sure what to think. Does she want to be friends after all you've done and said?

17/05/14
"Hugs now."

"Aw, Quin...You don't have to talk about it if you don't want to."

13/05/14
"=====>"

"I miss my dad...!"

13/05/14
"=====>"

"...I..."

13/05/14
"Have an inordinate amount of trouble hiding the fact you were just crying."

"Oh, uh, well, um...well..."

13/05/14
"=====>"

"Uh...uh...hi!"
"What happened?"

13/05/14
"Quin: Wipe your tears and play it off like nothing happened."

"Are you okay? We heard you scream!"

09/05/14
"=====>"

"Quin!!"

09/05/14
"Because you can't let go of your father's memory."

"Maybe there was some...thing...?"

She's gone?

09/05/14
"Because deep down, no matter how wrong you know it is, you still think you could have saved him"

"It was just...a silly little fishing trip, you know?"
"We had nature trips all the time...They all ended well..."
"I didn't expect anyone to DIE, or...or m-my finger to be amputated..."
"But still...I...I still think maybe..."

09/05/14
"Because you never get to say a proper goodbye"

You shakily get to your feet.

"I didn't...want it to end like that."
"I was just a kid...That was the last thing I had in mind on that trip."

05/05/14
"=====>"

-thEN why
-dOes it still
-haunt yoU

05/05/14
"Quin: Don't get choked to death."

"I was EIGHT YEARS OLD!"
"How DARE you insult the memory of my father!"

05/05/14
"Quin: You can't die now! Fight back!"

"I needed...to get help!"
"There was...no one...!"

-YOU COWARD

05/05/14
"NO, it was an accident!!"

"He saved me...and...and fell in..."
-AND YOU RAN AWAY

05/05/14
"Flail!"

"S...stop..."
-you thiNk yoOUu CAN JUST get AWAY WitH IT
-DROWNING HIM

01/05/14
"=====>"

-YOU KILLED HIM YOU KILLED HIM YOU KILLED HIM YOU KILLED HIM YOU KILLED HIM YOU KILLED HIM

01/05/14
"=====>"

-yOOooOOOUuuuUUUuu
-KILLED HIM

01/05/14
"=====>"

-you
-yooouuu

01/05/14
""...Hello?""

You want to get up and get out of here. You're right at the edge of the water. Your breathing is shallow, your legs feel like rubber, and despite your mind screaming "RUN" your body is failing to comply.

"H...hi...?"

01/05/14
"=====>"

"Y...your room was like this...R-Rick..."
"Really?"
"Yeah...you'd rrrrun but you w-wouldn't get...wouldn't get anywhere."
"Let's hope this isn't the same!"

01/05/14
"Rest of the party: Hear Quin's screaming, and run to her aid!"

You're trying! You can't go much faster!

The lake is impossibly huge...how far did that girl run?!

"I feel like we're being held back."

28/04/14
"=====>"

28/04/14
"=====>"

28/04/14
"Feel a chill run up your spine."

Forward...?

28/04/14
"Cold must be getting to your head. Don't just sit around in the snow like that! You'll catch hypothermia, probably."

Yeah...you need to keep going. You're stuck out here, surrounded by water. The only way you can go is forward.

25/04/14
"=====>"

You swear you saw it...

25/04/14
"=====>"

Huh...?

Wait, where...?

But...you saw...

25/04/14
"=====>"

Go away! Go away! You want to forget! Not here! Not now! Go away! Why? Why? Why?

25/04/14
"=====>"

Why is this happening...?

25/04/14
"=====>"

Why...

25/04/14
"Quin: Stop for breath. You can't run forever."

Your first instinct is to get up and start running again, but something catches your eye.

Some...thing...

25/04/14
"=====>"

Oof!

25/04/14
"Quin: Remember that the door is behind you"

25/04/14
"Go around the lake."

The cracks keep spreading, though it's slower on the sides. If you're fast enough, you can get to her.

"Let's go around!"
"Okay!"

22/04/14
"=====>"

It's no use. What could she do, anyway? She can't exactly run back.

"A...are we going to have t-t-to swim?"
"Certainly not! Do you want hypothermia?"
"We can't leave her out there!"

22/04/14
"Ava: Sprint after her while Rick keeps an eye on Cherry."

Yeah, uh...about that...

There's now a quickly-growing lake between you three and Quin.

"Quin!! You're making it wooooorse!!"

22/04/14
"Don't run it will break mooore"

TOO LATE FOR THAT

18/04/14
"So what is the big deal with ice, anyway?"

"Quin!"

you HATE THE COLD YOU HATE THE COLD YOU HATE THE COLD YOU HATE THE COLD YOU HATE THE COLD YOU HATE THE COLD YOU HATE THE COLD YOU HATE THE COLD YOU HATE THE COLD

18/04/14
"Quin: Feel lightheaded. God, is that ice?"

You

Youuuuuu

you

you feel a numbness crawl through your digits and up your arms and legs and you feel your heart sink and not HERE not NOW why is this HAPPENING and youuuuu you you you

18/04/14
"Watch your step, the snow may be covering up hazardous ground"

"Watch out!"

15/04/14
"=====>"

Still, you have to keep going.

15/04/14
"=====>"

God, it really is the real deal. You can feel the cold piercing through your shoes.

How is any of this possible?

15/04/14
"Quin: Poker face. You can do this."

This is your room and your problems, and these three are here and going to learn all of this crap, and it had to be snow here, and

"Let's go."

That's all you manage to say.

12/04/14
"=====>"

You don't remember this from last time.

Then again, you only got a quick glance...

12/04/14
"Quin: Open the door, you might as well make this quick and get out of this place."

Snow...?

12/04/14
"=====>"

"Well, go on! What are you waiting for?"

12/04/14
"Ava: Percy can take care of himself, probably! The better option is to follow these other people into the lair of the unhinged supernatural doppelganger of a person who's been nothing but rude to you this entire time."

Here, you have a (mostly) nice group of people all determined to solve this mystery. You've come this far; it'd be silly to turn around right at the door.

"...I'm staying. Percy was kind of frazzled when I left him...I don't think he'd be wandering about so soon. I'll look for him after we're done here."
"Suit yourself."

12/04/14
"Ava: Percy can wait. You'll stick with the others for now, and meet up with him later!"

Now that you're thinking it over...as much as you want to go back to Percy...there's no way of knowing you could find him at this point.

What if you ran off on your own and got yourself into trouble? No one could help you!

You're sure you'll bump into Percy again soon enough. He's not the kind to take risks.

08/04/14
"=====>"

"I forgot about Percy!"
"Huh?"
"I said I was going to go look for him, but then this whole thing sidetracked me, and...argh!"
"....You can go look for him if you want."

What will you do? Seeing what makes Quin tick sounds interesting, but Percy's bound to be worried about you.

08/04/14
"Meanwhile, a short while into the past..."

"Shit!"
"Language."
"Crap!"

08/04/14
"Perspective: Shift to an eternally falling red man"

05/04/14
"=====>"

05/04/14
"=====>"

"I jusT WAnt to dIsAPpeAR!!"

05/04/14
"Juliet: Let the void collapse."

"You don't KNOW me!"
"Juliet!"
"Stay OUT of this!"

05/04/14
"Juliet: Ignore the man. No one can help you. Not anymore."

"It's...not...TRUE!"

05/04/14
"Grey: maybe not, but there's still the chance for a fresh start! But that'll never happen if you give up here!"

"Even if what's done is done doesn't mean there's nothing left! You have to listen to me!"
"You can learn from the past! You can use it to make your life better than before!"

"Shut...UP!"
"You're MOCKING ME!"
"Generic...empty words...something anyone can relate to! Something anyone can believe! That's it, right? That's all you have to do! Pat people on the back! Tell them there's more ahead! Tell them that they're strong! That they can overcome all problems with persistence!"
"Right? Right??"

29/03/14
"=====>"

-retreat too much into your fantasy and it will choke you

"You can't turn back time!"
"You can't give me a new life!"

29/03/14
"=====>"

The wind rushes and you feel yourself able to move again.

-i suppose it was
-self confidence is healthy
-dreams and aspirations are healthy


"I want to help you!"
"I know, I know, I KNOW!"
"But it's not ENOUGH!"


-but of course

29/03/14
"=====>"

-youre fine dear
-youre special dear
-we love you just the way you are


"I get it! I'm a freak! I--I'm a loony! I've wasted my life on delusion!"

-sounds wonderful doesnt it

29/03/14
"Grey: Might as well keep on this help theme; it seems to be working. Ask her to help you to safer ground."

-her new siblings were skeptical of her reserved and spacey nature
-but the parents
-the parents!
-ahhh they drowned her in praise!


"I need to escape this!"
"Are you mocking me?"
"Wha--no!"

26/03/14
"=====>"

You didn't expect that to work.

26/03/14
"=====>"

"What...?"

26/03/14
"Grey: Why not ask HER for help?"

A voice cuts through the sound around you.

"Ms. Ross! I seek your guidance!"

26/03/14
"=====>"

-but the damage had been done

It'd be better than staying here.

-her frame of mind had already been set on its destructive path
-no matter what family she lived with!

26/03/14
"Is there even a point to life if you can't live it on your own terms? Maybe the void is better."

-anyway where was i
-the story doesnt end there


Yes...

-vivians cruelty was made known eventually

That sounds nice. Getting away from all this chaos...

20/03/14
"Grey: Swim after her"

"Ms. Ross! Focus on me!"

Either your voice isn't reaching or she's ignoring you.

It's an exercise just to move. It's not even anti-gravity; it feels like you're being forced in place.

What should you do? What can you do?

20/03/14
"Juliet: Don't freak out. Can you tell which way is actually "down" and which way is naturally up? Is there a difference?"

"Juliet!! Look over here!"

There are no directions anymore.

You are floating in endless void.

There is a sound of a roaring wind, like being in the center of a tornado.

And yet you feel no gust...

-she cant hear you!
-give up!

20/03/14
"Helen: "Get her down from there! She might hurt herself! And Dr. Grey as well!""

-i didnt put them there dear
-she doomed herself

16/03/14
"=====>"

-BEHOLD
"Juliet! Dr. Grey!"

16/03/14
"Helen: "But why did you trap Juliet in those paintings? None of this was her fault!""

-haha
-ahahahAHAahAhaAhaHAHAHahaahAhahaaaaAA!
-amazing
-amazing!
-you dont think she should be punished for what shes done
-destroying her life over an unachieveable dream?
-sucking herself into her projected self-image like a black hole!
-look up!
-look up and youll see!
-what happens to those that run from reality so far that theyve lost their way permanently!

16/03/14
"=====>"

"That may all be true...and you can't change the past...but that's no way to treat a child."
"...I have another question for you."

-go ahead
-if juliet has all that time to indulge her fantasies then i have time to talk

16/03/14
"=====>"

-and at school
-no one talked to her
-teachers just thought she was a dreamer


You had your tough times as a kid too, but you'd never resort to something so far-fetched. You were always kept grounded in reality.

-a lost cause from the start!
-a loner with no one to confide in!
-ahahahaha!
-fantasy books were her only friends!

16/03/14
"Percy: Struggle internally with the implication that criticism and control could cause a person to become like this."

"Please, calm down..."
"Surely you had friends? Any siblings? Anyone who could help?"


It makes no sense...

-oh yes
-vivian had two biological sons
-but they were just as dull as she!


That woman--Juliet--she's out of her mind! She was taught on rules and order, and yet became such a...delusional fool? What, was it a rebellious phase she never grew out of?

12/03/14
"=====>"

-what is it?
-whats wrong with me?
-why do you people treat me like an outcast?
-why dont you see things like i do??
-why
-why
-WHY
-why did she do those things?
-why punish the innocuous? why?
-why force a child to retreat into delusion??

12/03/14
"Percy: NOPE"

-complaints were just whining!
-fantasy was a waste of time!
-crying was overreacting!


...You don't think you want to hear much more of this. Still, it's not like running away is particularly easy at this point. You decide you'll keep quiet until this blows over.

"No! No...it's fine to get it out...that's fine..."
-then what
-what is the problem

12/03/14
"=====>"

-vivian sure didnt
-haha!
-everything had to be just right
-even her children

12/03/14
"Helen: There wasn't such a need for Vivian to spew such a hateful comment at you two! Ask her what's her deal!"

"Why? Why are you doing this?"
-what
-am i not allowed to talk about my feelings
-have you people never heard of venting

08/03/14
"=====>"

-i was better off back at the orphanage!

08/03/14
"Helen: Take Mr. O'Neil's mind off the bizarre environment. Ask about his family!"

"So, ah...Mr. O'Neil? This may be too intrusive, but...do you have a family?"
"Uh, yes, but--"
-hahahahahaha!
-a family!
-what a joke that turned out to be!

08/03/14
"Helen: Accompany the man up the stairs."

Percy lets out a long sigh.

"How can I say no to that?"
"Let's just be slow and careful..."

"Of course!"

08/03/14
"Helen: If things do go awry, remind Percy that you'll be there for him and everything will be okay. You promise."

"Mr. O'Neil...we're in this together."
"It's scary, and maybe something bad will happen, but...we got into this mess, somehow, and we're here, together, and that's what counts."
"And...we can face these things together."

04/03/14
"Yes, yes. Tentative steps."

"Helen--!"
"I'm testing it!"
"That still doesn't mean anything! Anything could change at any moment!"
"Then how else are we going to get up there?"

04/03/14
"Percy: That staircase doesn't even have any railings! What if you fall off?"

Not to mention, that's awfully high up...

04/03/14
"Percy: STOP! Examine the steps before walking up them, you have no reason to expect these to be stable."

"I have no idea, but the...surreal nature of this staircase is certainly putting me off."
"This step is firm enough, but that doesn't really mean anything compared to the other things we've seen."

04/03/14
"That looks like an important place, you should go there."

A wind starts kicking up as you approach. You're not sure where it's coming from.

"Wow."
"What do you think is up there?"

02/03/14
"=====>"

02/03/14
"=====>"

"I mean, you'd--"
"Percy, look!"

02/03/14
"=====>"

"Huh?"
"Well, I mean, uh, given the...nature of that...Vivian. She probably wants us stuck here...At least, it makes sense to me, based on how she acts..."
"Then why isn't she talking to us?"

02/03/14
"Percy: Is that apparition still blathering?"

No. After that bit about "Vivian" she laughed and disappeared.

"I would really like to get out of here."
"I don't think we're supposed to."

02/03/14
"Percy: This place is deteriorating rapidly"

"Weren't we in a museum?"
"We still are, I think."

26/02/14
"Do you remember why you are in a virtual reality?"

you want this all to go away

26/02/14
"Think back to determine the cause of the simulation's dissolution."

you can't think

26/02/14
"Did something go wrong?"

your head hurts

23/02/14
"=====>"

This is...virtual reality!

This whole thing is virtual reality!

23/02/14
"=====>"

You remember!

23/02/14
"Gather your thoughts"

No...no way...

23/02/14
"=====>"

What is going on?

23/02/14
"=====>"

What...?

23/02/14
"Oh god, your head."

Suddenly, you feel a sharp pain.

23/02/14
"=====>"

Your notebook is untouched and everything. It's as if nothing happened here.

23/02/14
"Sam: Carefully open the door again and see what's in there now."

It's...your regular hospital room.

18/02/14
"=====>"

18/02/14
"=====>"

18/02/14
"=====>"

-think nothing of it

18/02/14
"Sam: Thank self before you leave."

"Hey."
"Thanks."

18/02/14
"Sam: You are a jerk, NOT an idiot. Flee before you are harmed."

You hesitate before opening the door.

16/02/14
"=====>"

-SAM
-THERE ARE THINGS
-YOU NEED
-TO REMEMBER YOURSELF
-RIGHT NOW
-YOU NEED
-TO LEAVE

16/02/14
"=====>"

-leave before you get hurt
"No! I still have questions! Why am I even here?!"

16/02/14
"=====>"

-sam you need to leave
"What?"
-youre done here
-i have no purpose anymore

16/02/14
"=====>"

"What's that on your face? What's going on?"

13/02/14
"=====>"

-good

13/02/14
"=====>"

"I just...hope they'll accept me."

13/02/14
"Let them in."

"I...I need to make amends."
-whats this now
"I need to apologize to people! I need to fix things!"
-go on
"Go o--go on?! What else is there to say? I'm an idiot! People were trying to be nice to me! I kept blowing them off! All I can do now is apologize!"

13/02/14
"Consider maybe that people might be trying to help you."

He's right. Ava certainly had more patience than you figured she would.

Maybe--just maybe--some of the others are like that, too. That would be very nice, you think.

Are they willing to give you a chance?

....

Are you willing to give them a chance?

13/02/14
"Sam: Have more faith in yourself."

"I feel like I've used up all my chances."
"I prove over and over again that I'm beyond help."
"How can I fix something if I keep breaking it?"

-sometimes
-you simply have to try and see what happens
-you could have more "chances" than you think

09/02/14
"=====>"

-furthermore
-i have always been with you sam
-only you never let me speak
-and i think
-if you listened
-you can fix things
-you know more than you like to think you do

09/02/14
"=====>"

-all you see around you is a representation of all you try to repress
-the nagging thoughts in the back of your head that you know are correct but you try to deny
-the little voice that tries to bubble to the surface when youre in distress
-but gets drowned out by your paranoia
-as for me
-i am an avatar of this room
-after all
-talking to walls seems a little silly doesnt it

09/02/14
""Who... What exactly are you? How do you know so much?""

"How are you reading my mind?!"
-ha
-sam
-really
-you havent figured it out by now

"Stop being obtuse! You're doing it again! It's pissing me off!"
-fine
-i suppose you deserve that much

09/02/14
"Realize that the only enemies you have are the ones you make."

You think back to all your interactions with Ava.

You've pushed her around, yelled at her, and avoided her...and all she's done is helped you.

You thought it was because she wanted something out if it. Why else would she bother? You've treated her like dirt! Why would she help you after all that? Why would she care? Who even has patience for someone like you?

-perhaps she thinks youll get better

Wait, what?

07/02/14
"Try to keep things civil."

-perhaps im being optimistic
-but i think youre on the verge of a realization right now
-so
-im not going to punch you

"..."

07/02/14
"=====>"

-and every time youve been "told" something it just distances you
-you blame your aggressor instead of wondering why theyre upset in the first place
-you never make any realizations

07/02/14
"Sam: Get some answers. Regardless of how unpleasant this is going to be."

-okay sure
-considering yourself an asshole is a start
-but its not the end

"Here's an idea! Why don't you TELL ME everything you want to say, huh?! It'd be easier than going through this whole song and dance!"
-yeah it would
-but would you learn? no
-youve been "told" things over and over and over

07/02/14
"Sam: Give him a steely-eyed stare."

You can already feel your temper flaring.

"What? Then--what?? What was the point? You hate me, right? Why haven't you punched me yet?"

Your double sighs and shakes his head.

07/02/14
""Yeah. I did. You were right. I'm a jackass. I ruin everything. Is that what you wanna hear?""

He takes a moment to respond.

-not quite

04/02/14
"=====>"

-look who came back

04/02/14
"=====>"

This is your room. Your old bedroom, you mean.

-well well well

04/02/14
"Sam: Enter."

Wait a second.

04/02/14
"Sam: Deep breaths, man, deep breaths. The last thing you want is for him to cut your fuse really short."

The memory of him stings. All he did was bring up things you rather wanted to forget. A bully, that's what he was.

But...

He did have a few good points. Things are different now...at least you think they are.

You take a deep breath.

04/02/14
"Sam: Brace yourself."

You didn't intend on coming back here, to be perfectly honest, but there's nowhere else to go.

Besides, it's not like anyone else is going to talk to you.

04/02/14
"Sam: Wait does that symbol look familiar to you?"

Yeah.

This is your room.

It wasn't always like this, but when Quin and Ava dragged you out of here last time, you remember catching sight of the door...

You have no idea how this got chiseled on here, but whatever.

01/02/14
"=====>"

What's this, now?

What do you think you're doing?

01/02/14
"Well, Quin. Let's confront yourself."

"That didn't take long at all!"

01/02/14
"=====>"

"Ah-HA!"

01/02/14
"=====>"

You have to admit, if there's one thing Rick would be good at, it's being a meat shield.

If he cut the know-it-all act, you would like him a whole lot more, you think. It's obvious he's just as clueless as everyone else; who is he trying to fool? Himself?

01/02/14
"Rick: Check the perimeter. There's nothing trustworthy about this place."

"Looks pretty bad up here."
"I'll go on ahead. If anything weird happens, I will protect you!"
"...Okay."

01/02/14
"Quin: Open that door, squiggles or no squiggles!"

"Gonna be honest, I don't remember my room number."
"We have time! We can look around!"
"Rick, it's not so much that we don't have time as it is that we could end up somewhere completely different."
"...Right."

28/01/14
"=====>"

"Jesus. I was getting worried."

28/01/14
"=====>"

"...But...didn't we just..."
"Keep going!"

28/01/14
"=====>"

"Well then."
"Let's just...keep going...it's bound to turn up..."

28/01/14
"=====>"

"Uh."
"We were on floor 1, right?"

28/01/14
"So ... how will you get to the fifth floor? Aren't the elevators all wonky and time-space shifty?"

"...Let's try the stairs."
"Good idea."

28/01/14
"Cherry: Ask Ava if she's alright."

You make sure to whisper.

"Are y-you okay...?"
"Huh? Yeah, I'm fine."
"Honestly, I'm more worried about Quin, even if she doesn't like me at all."

28/01/14
"Quin: Regret your earlier mockery. Why do you always say the wrong thing..."

Quincy, you stupid idiot!

Why? Why do you always do this? You have these thoughts and feelings about people, and it always feels so good getting them out, but it never really helps, does it?

You've lost so many friends this way. You used to think you were simply being "painfully honest," and that it was their problem, but...but nowadays, you doubt that.

It's you. You are the problem. You're a problem with no solution, everyone gets annoyed at you because you always say what you feel, your feelings are always loud and uncontrollable, and you can't shut yourself up.

You either have your thoughts eat you up on the inside or you alienate everyone. No in betweens.

25/01/14
"Quin: Prove to them you ain't scared of nuthin. Lead the way."

You begin walking forward with slow, deliberate steps.

"If I remember correctly..."
"...It's on the fifth floor."

25/01/14
"Well, Quin? What would you be doing? Where would you be? You know yourself best, after all. Right?"

"Uh...I'm not sure where these would particularly be...? I mean, Helen and I kind of...walked into Ava's. We weren't even looking for it."
"Sam's was just in his room."
"Oh, yeah."
"Same with mine!"
"And Percy's!"
"Okay...then my room is the likely bet."

25/01/14
"Ava: Keep an eye on Cherry. If Sam is right, Quin's doppelganger must be pretty scary."

"Is something wrong? You look pale."
"N-no! I'm...fine!"
"Ha ha! Lead the way, then! Do you know where she'd be?"

22/01/14
"Rick: Pick... a direction... to go in? Whatever you should be doing, standing around isn't it."

"H-huh? What?"
"We were saying that, since you sound so confident about it, that we would go seek your doppelgänger."
"...Oh. I...see."

22/01/14
"=====>"

"Quin? Hello?"

22/01/14
"Quin: let the boobie envy flow through you"

You begin tuning out what you're hearing. Your thoughts are starting to overwhelm.

Just look at her, flaunting what she's got in everyone's faces. It makes you sick. Who gives her the right?

Not to mention that absolutely awful personality. No one loves her? No one LOVES her?! Anyone would fall for a figure like that! She has nothing to complain about!

What a spoiled brat! She doesn't know how good she has it!

22/01/14
"Ava: And what is the task at hand, ya big blowhard!"

"Since no immediate way out is apparent, I say we go after the doppelgängers!"
"Yeah, we tried doing that before. We got split up, but me and Sam and Percy found Percy's double guy. It didn't really help much, to be honest."
"Look, do you have any OTHER ideas?"

21/01/14
"=====>"

"..."
"I don't have to answer that."

"Yes you do!"
"No, I don't."
"Girls! Focus on the task at hand!"

21/01/14
"Cherry: Unexpectedly ask why Quin is being so mean to Ava."

"Um..."
"Q-Quin...Th-that's your name?"

"Yeah?"
"W...wh...why are you...p-picking on...A...Ava?"

21/01/14
"Rick: Attempt to defuse the situation. This lady has no tact at all!"

"TIME OUT!"
"Cut it out, both of you! You're giving me a headache!"
"Who CARES? We need to focus on getting out of here, not fighting!"

"Hmph."

21/01/14
"Ava: "YOU're one to talk! Didn't yours try to kill Sam, anyway?""

"I said STOP!"
"According to Sam, yours was MURDEROUS! I'd take 'whiny' over 'murderous' any day, thank you!"

"Please, you know he exaggerates! I bet he only stubbed his toe!"

21/01/14
"Quin: Don't know when to shut up."

"Stop it!"
"She wouldn't stop crying! She kept blubbering that no one would love her."

21/01/14
"Quin: when the topic of shadows comes up, mention Ava's a bit rudely"

"'Cuz I gotta say, yours is pret-ty pathetic."
"What...?"
"I met her myself! Definitely not friend material, if you ask me. Way too whiny."

21/01/14
"Cherry: Stick close to Ava. Quin may be nice, but she's sort of intimidating..."

"She doesn't have to tell you!"
"So something DID happen."
"Quin!"
"It's none of your business!"
"Oh? Was it one of those doubles?"

21/01/14
"Quin: Push it further: why were you crying?"

"Why were you crying, then?"
"Huh?!"
"Quin, this isn't really--"
"C'mon, you're not fooling anyone. Something happened."
"Hey, buzz off!"

21/01/14
"=====>"

"Yeah. His name was 'Grey,' I think."
"Oh yeah..."
"He d-d-didn't do anything t-to me...We j-just went our s-separate ways..."
"You shouldn't be alone! Who knows what could happen?"

21/01/14
"Ava: Ask Mr. Beefcake what he's been up to."

"I think I'm going to take a look around for Percy."
"And what about you? Anything exciting happen that we don't know about?"

"Not really! I've been just looking for Cherry!"
"M-me?!"
"I've been worried sick about you! You ran off with that doctor guy!"
"Oh yeah...um...s...sorry..."
"Wait, doctor? There's a doctor here?!"

21/01/14
"Quin: "Weren't you with Sam last time? Where is he? And that older guy?""

"Oh crap, Percy! Crap...I was...uh...talking to him. I got so distracted!"
"Wow. What about Sam?"
"Please, you know him! He grumped off on his own."

This girl sports some amazing people skills, you think.

21/01/14
"=====>"

"It's nothing. Really. We're getting a little stressed out here, that's all."
"Y-yeah..."
"I suppose that's reasonable. But it certainly isn't productive!"

21/01/14
"Quin: Notice Cherry's distress. Get her away from that rude skank! She's no good!"

You approach her and lower your voice to a whisper.

"She do something to you?"
"Wh-what? No..."
"Hmph..."
"You look like you could use a change of scenery, regardless."

21/01/14
"Rick: Encounter a still-crying Cherry and Ava holding her and react accordingly."

"What's going on? What happened?!"
"Oh, uh, Rick...!"
"Hi..."

21/01/14
"Voices: Be Ava and Cherry."

Is that...?!

"Cherry...?"

08/01/14
"=====>"

"Hey! Quin! I hear voices coming from over here!"
"Whoever it is, I hope they're friendly."
"Ha! If they aren't, I'll talk sense into them!"
"...Uh-huh."

You hope it doesn't come to that.

08/01/14
"=====>"

08/01/14
"=====>"

The force pulling on her is too strong.

08/01/14
"Grey: Pull her back!"

-eventually
-she was adopted


You've done your best. You've found her. You've tried to talk some sense into her. You don't know quite what's happened to her, but you're getting a good first-hand account.

-by one vivian montague

08/01/14
"Juliet: Fall in. Anything to escape your shadow."

"Doctor."
"I can't."

08/01/14
"Grey: Get Juliet out of danger before the floor really starts to decay!"

-over and over she would think these same things:
"Ms. Ross! Stay focused!"
-who would ever love her
-who would ever care

04/01/14
"=====>"

Oh.

-but it was fruitless

04/01/14
"=====>"

"I hear her...she's still talking about me...she's still talking about me!"
-oh she tried searching for them once
"Ms. Ross, please--"
"Noooooo!"

04/01/14
"=====>"

"I know it's not what you want right now, but she's going to keep following you until you confront her."
"N-No...! I can't! And I don't need YOU lecturing me about it...!"
-did you know
-she doesnt even know who her parents are
-ha ha!
-a poor sad lonely orphan!

04/01/14
"Percy: Attempt words with Juliet's shadow. What does she mean by what she said? Not that you don't agree with her..."

"Wait just a second, you...abomination!"
-excuse me
"Insulting people is all fine and dandy but we don't know a lick of what you're talking about!"
"In fact, Juliet's told us mostly nothing about herself."

-yes yes i know
-how like her

04/01/14
"Helen: Confront the poor girl's test for her!! Maybe she's not so bad, kinda like Ava's?"

"Wh-what do you think you're doing? You're hurting her!"
-good
-she deserves it
-the little brat

"'Brat'...?"

04/01/14
"=====>"

"Haven't you noticed the strange things going on around you? Have you been transported places and you don't know why? Do you feel like...you're being forced out of your own body?"
"This is...about that? How do you know about that?"
"...Intuition."

04/01/14
"Grey: It's her! Don't let her get away!"

"Ms. Ross!"
"Aah!"
"Stay where you are. Please...I've been trying to find you."
"What...?"

27/12/13
"=====>"

-childish superstition gets you nowhere dear!

27/12/13
"RUN AWAY"

"Wait!"
-ah
-how disappointing
-it seems youre still afraid of me

27/12/13
"SCREAM"

22/12/13
"=====>"

-why dont you introduce me

22/12/13
"Percy: Talk to Juliet. Find out what she's afraid of. Or more likely... who."

"...Who is this 'Vivian' you keep talking about?"
"Viv...Vivian...she..."
"Ms. Ross told me earlier that Vivian is the name of an evil spirit that's been haunting her..."
"Really."
"Yes...that's right..."
-juliet dear PLEASE
-i know that you know who i am

22/12/13
"Helen: Vivian... probably can't hurt you, right? Hug her and don't let go!"

"Deep breaths! You can do this! You said this is a test, right? So you have to prepare!"
"R...right...I can...do this..."
-hahahaha
"You can't let that 'Vivian' get to you!"

22/12/13
"=====>"

There's nothing out here but a particularly strong wind current.

22/12/13
"Those paintings look hollow, is there anything in them?"

It's hollow indeed.

17/12/13
"Everyone: Panic"

"What?!"
"This place again...?"
"I can't...get away!"

17/12/13
"Let's not panic just yet."

-not from your childhood

17/12/13
"Juliet: Confront Vivian. Your test has begun."

-juliet juliet JULIET
"No!"
-you cant run

17/12/13
"Help her!"

"Ms. Ross! Please! You have to calm down! You can't let her get to you!"
"Stay back! S-stay back!"

11/12/13
"=====>"

"She's here! Can't you hear her? She's here!"
-heeheehee
"What?!"
"Vivian!"
-hahahahaha!
"G-get her away!"

11/12/13
"=====>"

"What...?"
-juuuuuuliet
-did you think you could run away that easily
-im always with you dear

"N-no!"

11/12/13
"The heck's that on your forehead? Are you okay?"

"By the by..."
"Are you feeling all right?"

"Me?"
"Yes."
"I think...he's referring to..."

11/12/13
"Helen: Notice the walls are being weird again."

"Ah...I don't mean to cut this short, but...this place is starting to look pretty bad..."
"Oh no, I agree."
"Let's head for more stable ground and look for the switch. The switch itself cannot be harmed. It's just a matter of time until we find it."
"Er, yes."

11/12/13
"=====>"

"That forest is where your true test was! You are no doubt fated to return to it!"
"Oh! You mean, with...the doubles?"
"Yes, exactly!"
"I did hear a voice there..."
"DID you, now! That's all the more proof!"
"...But of course, this all means you still have something to confront."

"Oh dear..."

11/12/13
"Helen: Wonder aloud why you didn't wake up in a hospital room. Perhaps Juliet might know the answer!"

"Um, Ms. Ross, I have a question...It's about that forest I woke up in."
"Oh, yes! You were talking about that earlier."
"I had a theory about that back then, but I've had more time to mull about it now and I believe I've come to a sensible conclusion!"

06/12/13
"=====>"

"Ahem."
"Is there anything else you'd like to ask?"

06/12/13
"You sure seem to know a lot of ... mysterious stuff. Any idea what those "Shadow-people" are?"

"I saw something about them along with the switch. They are a test. The true test of this place, actually."
"They will take everything you stand for and turn it against you. I have seen it--not just in my head, but with my own eyes."
"You have to be prepared. You never know when they can strike."

"But do you know, say, their true nature? Why do they exist?"
"I'm sorry...I cannot answer that for certain. My vision is still clouded regarding them. You might as well ask why this place exists. They, too, could be beyond our understanding."
"If I do learn anything, I will be sure to announce it. I cannot leave my fellow chosen in the dark! We have to work together!"

06/12/13
"Have you been getting 'visions' like these your whole life, or...? If you knew about this, this, "switch", why didn't you tell us about it before, huh?"

"When did I start having visions...That's a hard question. They certainly feel like they've been there my whole life, but I know that's not the case. I was a perfectly ordinary child growing up."
"I would say...it started when I was off on my own as an adult. I met similar-minded people and we honed our abilities together."


Absentmindedly, you wonder if she could be a former hippie. It would explain a lot.

"And the switch, THAT vision was given to me after I met this wonderful lady next to me! I would never withhold such vital information if I had known of it before, I assure you."

06/12/13
"What do you remember last before you woke up here? What did you do upon waking up?"

"I remember...I remember...!"
"...Admittedly, and shamefully, not much. There is one thing that sticks out in my mind, though: that I was summoned here!"

"'Summoned?' By whom?"
"That I do not know, but given the nature of this place, it's safe to assume that it was a greater force. Perhaps even beyond our comprehension. That is why we do not remember."
"Hm."
"As for what I did after I woke, why, I went to make some paint and paint some messages! I did not want anyone getting lost."

"Yeah, they sure helped, all right," you think. You have no idea how this woman's thought processes work, and honestly, it doesn't look like this conversation will help you understand.

"It must have taken a lot of time to do all that."
"Why yes it did! There was no one else in the building when I did my work. A messenger's job is to spread their message for others, after all. What good would I be if I had woken last?"

06/12/13
"How's your family doing?"

"What family?"

06/12/13
"What exactly do you do for a living?"

"I am but a humble psychic."
"I gathered that much."
"I guide others about their lives! People come to me when they are in need of consulting."
"So it's your job? Just that?"
"It's not 'just' anything! It's my everything!"

02/12/13
"=====>"

That won't stop you from having reservations, however.

"So...Juliet."
"Yes?"
"Could you tell us more about yourself?"
"Oh...I suppose so."
"What do you want to know?"

02/12/13
"Percy: You don't want to be caught alone. Go with them."

Yes, all right. You will admit that being in a group has always been more beneficial for you, at least in this place.

"Sorry!"

Potentially more embarrassing, but more beneficial all the same.

28/11/13
"=====>"

"Are you coming with us?"

28/11/13
"=====>"

"Mr. O'Neil?"

28/11/13
"=====>"

...As usual, this woman doesn't make much sense. You'd hoped for some helpful insight, but instead you got...obtuse babble. Just like that time where she called a meeting.

"Find a switch." Okay. That's all you're getting out of this.

28/11/13
"Percy: Ask Juliet what this switch looked like, exactly. Colors, shapes, anything that can help you pinpoint its exact location. You're a pretty observant guy, maybe you've seen it before."

"I'm sorry...when I said my vision was vague I meant it..."
"However, one thing I can tell you...is that it's no switch we can find simply by poking through any old room. It has a place unto itself. A shrine, even."
"We will know if we've found it."

28/11/13
"Percy: Realize you're still thinking too straight about such a crooked place. And it's not like your notes have been that much help..."

"Because..."

...You can't think. You're exhausted.

"Because...I don't know...I don't know anymore."
"Hmf! There you have it!"

23/11/13
"=====>"

"A switch, locked away in a room cloaked entirely in black!"
"Then how are we supposed to find it? What does it even do?"
"The switch releases all tension from this dimension, propelling us back into our own world. I have been trying to pinpoint its location, but it's not making itself clear to me."
"Wait, 'dimension?' Are you saying we're in a different dimension?!"
"Precisely."
"But that's preposterous!"
"What makes you say that?"

23/11/13
"=====>"

"Ms. Ross here says she's had a vision that will help us get out of here! Isn't that wonderful?"
"Care to elaborate?"
"I saw a switch."
"A switch."
"Yes, that's what I said!"

23/11/13
"Percy: Explain everything you can."

"Oh...well...ah...it's...it's nothing...um...I just...had a bout of fright concerning this place. That's all."

You suddenly realize you cannot explain everything. You mustn't. This is none of their business, and you intend to keep it that way, as shameful as that makes you feel.

Instead, you decide to change the subject.

"I see you have a friend with you? Ms. ...Juliet, was it?"
"Yes, that's me."

23/11/13
"Helen: He seems distressed! Ask if anything's bothering him."

"You're here all alone?! Are you all right? You're very pale..."

19/11/13
"=====>"

"Mr. O'Neil?"

19/11/13
"=====>"

"...? That sounds like..."

19/11/13
"=====>"

"I'm sorry...I didn't see a clear picture..."

19/11/13
"=====>"

"I'm still not sure where we're going...I wish you could give me a few more details..."

19/11/13
"Sam: You're going to need to do more than one apology...but now's not a good time. Scuttle off to a new location."

Yeah, that sounds about right. Maybe you'll head back to your room, if you can find it.

15/11/13
"=====>"

You guess you'll head off on your own for a while.

15/11/13
"=====>"

15/11/13
"=====>"

"...Thank you."
"...I'm sorry."

15/11/13
"=====>"

15/11/13
"=====>"

"Shh, shh..."
"You did nothing wrong...You saved us."

15/11/13
"=====>"

"I...I...I killed him! I k-killed him!!"
"I didn't mean to! I didn't WANT to!!"

15/11/13
"=====>"

"Hey..."

15/11/13
"=====>"

"Cherry...? Hey, Cherry!"

15/11/13
"=====>"

15/11/13
"=====>"

"You're always like this!"
"I'm through with you!"

15/11/13
"=====>"

"Maybe I saved you because I LIKED you, you jerk!"
"Why do I need a reason to SAVE SOMEONE'S LIFE?!"

15/11/13
"=====>"

"Don't EVER say anything like that again!"

15/11/13
"=====>"

"YOU IDIOT!"

15/11/13
"=====>"

"So...what do you want?"
"What?"
"Money? Affection?"
"WHAT?"
"'Cuz, why else would you--"

15/11/13
"=====>"

"You okay...?"

15/11/13
"=====>"

15/11/13
"=====>"

25/07/13
"=====>"

25/07/13
"=====>"

25/07/13
"=====>"

25/07/13
"=====>"

25/07/13
"=====>"

25/07/13
"=====>"

-HAAA

25/07/13
"=====>"

"HAAA"

25/07/13
"=====>"

"Get this guy away from me!!"
-HA HAA"

25/07/13
"YES YOU CAN"

"Anybody!"
"HA HA HAAA HA

25/07/13
"yes you can"

"Help!"
"HA HA HA HA"

24/07/13
"Cherry: If Louis starts something again, are you willing to put yourself in harm's way? What would Rick do? What would your parents do?"

You can't do it

"HA HA HA HA HA!"

You can't move you can't do it you can't move you can't do it you can't move

24/07/13
"Louis: Give Blondie there the ol' what-for. How dare she. How dare she!"

"Heh heh HEH heh heh!"

24/07/13
"Louis: Handle this professionally."

"Heh."

24/07/13
"Louis: Why do you have to put up with this lady?"

"C'mon...!"

16/07/13
"=====>"

16/07/13
"=====>"

"Sam! It's going to be okay!"

16/07/13
"=====>"

"Get away from him!"

16/07/13
"Sam: Grab Louis's leg. If you go, he's going too."

Yeah right! You're not gonna just give up like that! You're not dying with this jerk!

Still...if it comes to that...if there's no other way out...

05/07/13
"=====>"

"What's--..."

05/07/13
"Anyone: Notice Louis and attempt to stop him!"

"Sam! Hey!"

05/07/13
"=====>"

05/07/13
"=====>"

-hmph

05/07/13
"Sam: Cling for dear life!"

23/06/13
"=====>"

23/06/13
"=====>"

23/06/13
"Louis: Stop him."

"You're not going anywhere."

23/06/13
"Sam: EMERGENCY REVERSE!"

You cannot emergency reverse!!

16/06/13
"=====>"

"...It's you."

16/06/13
"=====>"

16/06/13
"=====>"

16/06/13
"=====>"

02/06/13
"=====>"

"Ah..."
"He's...too fast..."

02/06/13
"=====>"

"C'mon...!"

02/06/13
"Panic."

"Sam! Wait!"

23/05/13
"=====>"

23/05/13
"=====>"

23/05/13
"=====>"

23/05/13
"Open the door, Sam!"

16/05/13
"=====>"

You hear...voices...

16/05/13
"=====>"

16/05/13
"Follow him but discreetly, you know how awful he is with other people"

10/05/13
"=====>"

Where is he going?

10/05/13
"=====>"

--want to...

Eh?

10/05/13
"Cherry: Be unable to stop thinking about her. You know what you must do. Prepare yourself."

No!

No no no no no! You don't want to! You don't--

10/05/13
"Cherry: You took that page on the wall earlier, didn't you? Any connection between it and... (shudder) her?"

The drawing of Vera...?

You hope not.

01/05/13
"=====>"

You don't want to think about her right now.

01/05/13
"=====>"

This is no good. You're just walking around in circles. You don't even know what you're supposed to be looking for anymore.

You mean, there was that other you, but...

01/05/13
"=====>"

"I just don't like the idea of her being off on her own."

01/05/13
"=====>"

"Why do you keep talking about Cherry so much, anyway? One moment you left her to go off and cry and now you're acting like her dad. What gives?"
"We got better, okay? We're good friends."

At least, you like to think you are. Mutually cheering each other up counts for friendship, doesn't it?

"Oh. Really."

She doesn't sound convinced. Whatever, you're not here to impress her.

01/05/13
"=====>"

He walks past you without a second thought.

"Hmmmphhh, fine."

01/05/13
"=====>"

"I left her with you! So where is she?!"
"Woah, calm down, big guy."
"She went off on her own. I'm not her keeper."

01/05/13
"Now now, let's not be hasty here. Ask what's his deal."

"WHAT DID YOU DO TO CHERRY?!"
"What."

21/04/13
"=====>"

You gasp.

"HE'S with you?!"

21/04/13
"=====>"

"Whatever."
"Anyway, have you seen Cher--"

21/04/13
"=====>"

"Yes, yes, it's--wait, what?"
"Nonono, it's L. Worth. L. It's a middle initial."

21/04/13
"=====>"

Oh god, it's that guy.

"Er, Mr. Elworth!"

21/04/13
"Rick: Chase voices."

Bahhhh, whoever she is! Any company is good company at this point!

"HEY!"

03/04/13
"Elsewhere..."

"...aren't you gonna tell me anything...?!"

Huh?

Was that...that...tomboy? What was her name...?

03/04/13
"Reconsider."

"Ughhh, wait up!!"

03/04/13
"=====>"

"NOW where are you going?!"

03/04/13
"=====>"

"Oh dear."
"This is bad."
"Gee, thanks, Captain Obvious!"

03/04/13
"=====>"

"No."
"What?!"
"But I intend to find out. I have some ideas..."

03/04/13
"Ask Grey what he knows"

"What's wrong with her? Do you know? She keeps...popping in and popping out, like I blink and I miss her. Like she's some kinda ghost, or something. And she's all...creepy and monotone...y. I know that sounds dumb, but..."
"No, no. It's completely understandable."
"So...DO you know what's wrong with her?"

03/04/13
"=====>"

Though you have something on your mind...

"Hey, er, mister--"
"Doctor. Doctor Grey."
"Yeah. That. Uh, that tall skinny lady, with the long hair? She's beginning to...worry me."
"Ah. Yes. You noticed too?"

03/04/13
"Where is he going, anyway?"

He responds before you can ask. Eerie.

"I'm heading to the entrance."

11/02/13
"=====>"

"Where are you going?"
"Away!"
"You're going to get lost."
"I am lost!"
"I'm not."

11/02/13
"=====>"

"I haven't been following you."
"Yeah right!"

11/02/13
"=====>"

"Hey! How long have you been following me? Creep!"

11/02/13
"Quin: look behind you."

30/01/13
"=====>"

30/01/13
"=====>"

Point is, you're alone.

For like the billionth time.

You almost miss Helen. But she chose that valley girl over you, so she doesn't really matter anymore.

30/01/13
"=====>"

You haven't encountered anyone else in a while. Not after that...crazy lady showed up. Seriously, what was up with that? She appeared out of nowhere while you were crying, said some cryptic "comforting" gobbledygook, then...disappeared? Maybe you blinked and missed it, but it certainly seemed like she disappeared.

30/01/13
"Is... is there any way out?"

Uh, you sure hope so. Isn't that what you all are trying to do here?

25/01/13
"=====>"

"C'mon, we could go over what we know about this place too."

25/01/13
"Percy: Take a few minutes to calm down and catch your breath. There'll be no good in moving on while you're still shaken up."

"You sure? We could go find a place to rest at for a while...you're shaking quite a bit."
"W...well..."

25/01/13
"Ava: Console Percy"

"Percy? You okay?"
"Y...yes...I'll be fine..."

21/01/13
"=====>"

21/01/13
"=====>"

You are not dealing with anyone else's problems again.

You thought you were gonna die in there.

21/01/13
"=====>"

"Hey!"

21/01/13
"Get out while you still can."

"Sam! Wait up!"

16/01/13
"=====>"

"Well?"

16/01/13
"=====>"

-rest assured
-this is not the last time we will meet
-next time
-come prepared

16/01/13
"=====>"

-you have better things to do
-right
-get out of my library

16/01/13
"Which way is out, then?"

-fine
-percival
-take your "friends" and go

13/01/13
"=====>"

"Can we GO yet?"

13/01/13
"=====>"

"It doesn't matter. That...that...wretched double is gone. You guys are here. That's all I need."

13/01/13
"=====>"

"There you are! I was so worried! Are you all right? Unharmed? What happened? Why are you crying?"

02/01/13
"Ava: The only person who gets to decide whether these things matter or not is you."

"Ava!!"

02/01/13
"Ava: So? You still met people who liked you the way you are, right?"

...From time to time, yes...

You don't keep in touch with any of your old school friends. All your exes are memories and nothing more. Your coworkers are nice, but you never clicked with any of them.

Sybil calls occasionally but you can't stand her so you often let it go to the machine. Which you suppose is your fault...

But here and now, you have...

02/01/13
"You're not at fault, as she isn't. Please be kind to yourself."

-is that it
-nothing more to say
-thought so
-when faced with the truth you crumble

28/12/12
"=====>"

You just wanted...to impress them...to feel like you really were all a family...

-but you couldnt
-you dont even share their last name

28/12/12
"=====>"

There were lots of times where you felt very...alone...

28/12/12
"Think about your mother and your sister, do you really think they hate you?"

Well...

28/12/12
"Deny it fervently."

"Stop! Shut up! Shut up!!"

24/12/12
"=====>"

-am i right

24/12/12
"=====>"

-do you even have a father
-who is he
-probably some one night stand who couldnt give a crap about you
-makes sense
-no one else does

24/12/12
"=====>"

-bastard child!
-hahahahaha!
-come back! come back!

24/12/12
"=====>"

-you ruined your family
-youre the reason why your mother divorced
-sybil hates you
-mom hates you
-you ruined everything

24/12/12
"Ava: Reject yourself"

-whats the matter ava
-i thought you had accepted this by now

19/12/12
"Be Ava."

You are now Ava and you wish you were somewhere else.

19/12/12
"Keep close, you don't want to get separated again. And keep an eye out for Ava too."

"Look, Sam, I'm trying to be friendly here. I'm frustrated and tired. We all are. Can't we just work together for once? Please? I can't help what's going on here and splitting up isn't going to get us out."

19/12/12
"Sam: Pretend to be Ava in an overly mocking way"

"Oh, yes! 'Percy! Come save me, Percy!! I'm over here! Oooh, won't you pay attention to meeee? No one else does! Maybe it's because I'm so annoying!!'"
"Is that a no?"

13/12/12
"=====>"

"Sorry...I didn't know this was going to happen...you're the ones who ran in here!"
"Whatever!"
"Say...where's Ava?"

13/12/12
"=====>"

"YOU'RE the one who put me through this!"
"What?"
"Don't act dumb! This is YOUR area, isn't it?! The...the other YOU did this! Threw us all here! He's been TORTURING me with these HALLUCINATIONS and his cronies this entire time!"

13/12/12
"=====>"

"YOU!"

13/12/12
"Oh thank god, a familiar face! Run to Sam, quickly!"

"Sam! Is that you?"

08/12/12
"=====>"

08/12/12
"=====>"

08/12/12
"Go into the light, Percy. There are real people who need your help."

08/12/12
"She's not here, Percy. She can't see you, or harp at you, or hurt you. Can't you bring yourself to move on?"

08/12/12
"Try to block her out. You have to get out of here."

08/12/12
"Percy: Do you really have time for this?"

...No.

No you don't.

05/12/12
"=====>"

05/12/12
"Head toward the light"

01/12/12
"Helen: Help Juliet, bring her out of this place."

"It would be good if you got out of this place, wouldn't you say? If this 'Vivian' put you here, then she must be nearby..."
"Right...right..."
"We can sit down and talk later!"

01/12/12
"Helen: Comfort her like only a mother can (even if she seems a bit odd)"

"N-now, I don't mean that in a bad way! It's good to recognize your problems! Wouldn't you say so? How else will you know what to change?"
"But HOW? What am I supposed to DO? She's not telling me anything! I hate this! I'm frustrated and blinded and alone!!"
"Calm down! Please! Calm down...I'm sure we can think of something..."

01/12/12
"=====>"

"There was something wrong with him...he looked like he was being taken over physically...by his double, I assumed...but he was oblivious to it until I pointed it out."
"Maybe...oh, dear...maybe the same is happening to you?"

"No...no no no no..."

01/12/12
"Juliet: Mention your encounter with Louis."

"What I do remember in my visions was a man in red who denies much about himself. It worried me, because it looked like his ending was not a happy one. Last time I saw him he appeared quite troubled!"
"I believe you've met him? Tall, light hair, goatee?"

"Oh! Yes! He insisted his name was 'Red,' even..."

01/12/12
"Helen: Maybe Vivian is her shadow? Ask Juliet if she knows anything of the shadow-doubles you've met."

"Shadow...doubles? No, nothing of the sort...Perhaps it is a blind spot in my vision..."

01/12/12
"Helen: Ask Juliet what "Vivian" has made her done."

"It's hard to explain...but...the best way to describe it would be like...being possessed. I feel like a foreigner in my own body."
"She's been...taking me to places...and talking with people...but I never get to stay long enough to ask for help."

"So does this mean that everything you were saying at the hospital entrance was wrong?"
"No, that was before she tried to take over. Right before, actually. Everything went downhill from there..."

24/11/12
"=====>"

"I...I..."
"I'm very...scared. I don't know what's happening to me...I don't know what I'm doing anymore. I'm so scared..."
"I want to...go away...leave this place...I don't want to be here, I don't..."

24/11/12
"Juliet: Attempt to explain."

"Vivian is...Vivian is...a monster. She misled me, and misled me, and misled me, and is, and is...taking over my mind! I can feel her!"
"She's there...she's always watching me...always whispering in my ear...and she brought me here, and I've been...trapped. Trapped in her machinations, and I keep...I keep...seeing things, I keep...jumping about, from place to place, as if strung by some supernatural string, out-of-body; I say things I don't mean to, I go from here to there..."
"Like in a dream. I'm dreaming and the dream isn't lucid but it's fully remembered! I can't control myself but I'm fully aware of what's going on!!"
"I've lost my clarity. I've...lost..."

24/11/12
"=====>"

"How on earth did you get in there?"
"It was...Vivian! She did this to me!"
"'Vivian?'"

24/11/12
"Juliet: "All the hugs. They are now yours." Thank rescuer."

"Oooohhh, thank you! Thank you, thank you! I thought--I thought I was doomed!"

19/11/12
"Oh, hey, it's Juliet. Say hi!"

"E...excuse me?"

19/11/12
"=====>"

19/11/12
"Pull with all your might!"

19/11/12
"Pull back! You are not ready to handle wall hands!"

14/11/12
"=====>"

14/11/12
"Could you rub the paint off to see what's under it?"

Let's see here...

12/11/12
"=====>"

12/11/12
"Helen: Walk towards the noise, it could be someone who can help you find the others (or at least explain the existence of this odd art gallery)."

You take a deep breath and quietly move forward. You figure you'll get a glance of what's causing it, and if it's something bad, you'll back off as silently as you came.

It never hurts to be careful, especially when you're alone.

12/11/12
"Yeah no this sounds way too dangerous to be safe."

Well...well...yes...but...what if someone's in trouble...?

Gosh. You sure wish you had someone else here, like Quin or Ava...they could help you make a decision just like that.

08/11/12
"=====>"

...Is someone making noise?

08/11/12
"Try and scratch off some of the black stuff."

It evaporates as you touch it. Maybe it's meant to react to body heat? Is this a new artistic movement?

08/11/12
"You must have wandered into the hospital's art gallery by mistake...wait a minute, art gallery?"

But when you think about it, it's odd that this is here...

Then again, you woke up in a forest.

Is this hospital connected to many other buildings?

08/11/12
"Are those windows bleeding?"

Heavens, no! These are paintings, and that's paint!

Though whoever did these did a very sloppy job...you can't make out what the pictures are even supposed to represent. Turmoil, you guess.

03/11/12
"You should find the others, now."

You need to get out of here. Do that, and you can meet Horace himself again! No need to pointlessly reminisce!

03/11/12
"You're getting dangerously sidetracked..."

Ah...yes...there's a time and place for memories.

Sorry.

03/11/12
"=====>"

You wouldn't have gotten anywhere you are today without his help. You're very grateful!

03/11/12
"Can you remember your husband's name?"

Yes! Of course! Horace James Bixby!

Born into a rich factory-owning family...he gave you everything you ever needed!

29/10/12
"Remember somethin' 'bout a ring."

Heehee...yes...

29/10/12
"=====>"

You remember it fully now...it was quite a shock to the community...people were talking about it for weeks...

You met your husband two months after.

29/10/12
"=====>"

A murderer!

He killed his coworkers! And his boss!

29/10/12
"Helen: How's Stonequest coming along?"

Oh yes! Russell Stone! He was...he was...

25/10/12
"Have you remembered yet?"

Remembered?

Remembered what?

25/10/12
"Punch that jerkface right back."

-figure it out yourself
-i dont need to hold your hand

25/10/12
"Sam: You probably came here by your own free will, if the flashback is anything to go by..."

"What...but...why would I..."
-see
-i told you

"This place isn't helping at all! What the hell! All I wanna do is get OUT of here!"

25/10/12
"Sam: try to remember, you've seen all those patterns before, you just need to sort them in a coherent manner"

-all right
-dont say i didnt warn you
-but you wanted to help yourself
-for once in your life

25/10/12
""WHY DOES EVERYTHING IN THIS STUPID HOSPITAL HAVE TO BE A MYSTERY. JUST TELL ME.""

-id love to tell you
-but you wouldnt believe me
-you dont believe anything i say
-why would that change now

"Try me!"

21/10/12
"=====>"

-figures
-nothing gets through your thick skull

21/10/12
"=====>"

-well
-do you remember why youre here
-do you

"Wh...at..."

21/10/12
"=====>"

-3SA0M1

21/10/12
"=====>"

-NO3SAM0no1S3NO0AM1no3SA0NO1M3no0SAM1

21/10/12
"=====>"

-STOPS30stop1A3STOP0M1stop3SA0STOP1Mstop
-CEASE3SAcease0MCEASES1AM3ceaseCEASE0S1cease30AM1

21/10/12
"Open the door."

-3ERROR0S1error3ERROR01A301error3ERROR01Merror301
-DESIST3desist01SADESIST301Mdesist3DESIST0SAM1desist

18/10/12
"=====>"

18/10/12
"=====>"

"I*St'N!T 3Ac!0OT1i *3*APw0,n1O3s!0*!O ##1S3t3lL0a0ol1"
"L1a3p#H0!s 1301E##3*SB!0DT1e3L# 3AO e0Ve1P*3! ##!rs'0t#s1A3 h3W3*Rt#0Uo"
"1!3Y#3mo0 *O1or?#3r* 00#E!!1B*m3 pu01N"

"C3*!0!*#1TE3 eG0y!1Aa*# 3301SWA3#E c01m#*!Oe3 01R##!3af 0*.#s11!!e 330M #e1"
"T*#3* !!0NA1#* hO3W!# 0!e1#*3!n##V0 **1R#33oe* 0!!1#1N!"

18/10/12
"Well, go to Room 100?"

Something's gotta be in there.

"E!D !3r*EA#0U## OS!1y3*#I *?3gNS0*!I #mT1*1!O301c"

18/10/12
"Can you read the glitchy thing?"

No dice there either.

Only one thing ends up standing out.

18/10/12
"What does Ava's paper say, Sam? Grab it."

Uh. Nothing. Nada on the grabbing, too.

17/10/12
"=====>"

Oh.

Apparently you have one too??

17/10/12
"Ask Ava what the hell happened back there"

Maybe the others know what's going on.

You think.

They don't look very...real.

"Ava?"
"O*3E#S0I 1tR301!*Su301RjO3 gO*o**0TRE1H!!!t1 03#**0 10emO3103r##"
"or*N301!ro *e301030*oH tr#3* 0103*!?rEEpA PR3NER*0 hTO1##L3LR'u 0o***eY1er 3!!Ka*3tre"
"0R#!a1o30 1 0* *cFor3 gnI0!!*E0 HtR#1yr3R1Ev Oe*?R0eSl e3!!esI rH*0T"
"Srd3n#!Uo0O S1o3301*3 001r30!!10 3#O1te03EL * 3p 0!!3011M ##R3is*3 O#!!RTe0 O B1 .Re3# Ue0Rrt1Wro3*010"
"3!Hoy 3N#3ra3 mEeR*0Ra1 e!#!3R W03103#? OGn**30 1Rie3! 0*1Tc r3#Ep! !0rXo*!1Er"

"...Okay."

She's very absorbed in the paper she's holding.

17/10/12
"Where are you, Sam?"

It's the front desk. The atmosphere is familiar.

Didn't you swipe something from that computer? A...disk?

17/10/12
"How in the world did you end up here?"

You're not sure. It just kind of...happened.

What were you doing before this? You don't know!

16/10/12
"Let's be someone who isn't in imminent danger"

What the hell is going on here.

16/10/12
"=====>"

Dolores?

16/10/12
"=====>"

Is he finally gone?

Who is that?

16/10/12
"Percy: Immediately regret the series of decisions that brought you to this point."

Damn it, Percival!

For once in your life you try to be assertive, and this happens.

16/10/12
"Percy: Descend"

Oof.

15/10/12
"=====>"

-go join them

15/10/12
"Let's be honest here. You are you Percy. And he's right, you've broken the rules."

-fine
-lets say this is true
-you have friends for once in your life
-friends
-not distractions
-despite the fact these are STRANGERS you barely know
-fine
-if you want them so badly

15/10/12
"=====>"

"Wha--"
-do your work percy
-dont distract yourself percy
-no food until youre done percy

"Don't...bring them into this...!"
-a tv
-percy we dont have time for mindless entertainment
-youll rot your brain
-books are where knowledge lies

"Stop it!"

15/10/12
"You don't need him pushing you around! Push back!"

"Y-yes!"
"Of course! I TOLD you! You are a VILLAIN!"
"I'm taking back what's mine! And I'm taking back my friends!"

-tsk
-youre still going on about that
-you are pathetic
-what would your parents say

15/10/12
"Percy: Swipe those notes right back!"

-really
-youre still trying

11/10/12
"=====>"

-rules are meant to be FOLLOWED
-OBEYED
-RESPECTED
-and you will LISTEN TO ME
-IS
-THAT
-CLEAR

11/10/12
"=====>"

-PERCIVAL
-do not TEST ME
-i was born into authority
-and raised into authority
-and you will LISTEN TO MY AUTHORITY

11/10/12
"YOU'RE the one who has been mucking up my notes!"

"...H...hey!"
"I don't have to listen to you! What's your problem?!"
"You've been desecrating my hard work! I think that's reason enough to trespass!"
"Who put you in charge, anyway?!"

11/10/12
"=====>"

-FRIENDS
-ha ha ha
-percival
-those are not your friends
-you dont have friends
-leave them
-they broke the rules
-they trespassed
-you should be thankful im even giving you this opportunity to leave

11/10/12
"Percy: Notice how much slimmer this man looks in his trench coat. Stutter out a flimsy, weak response."

He's...frightening...you don't like this...you need to get away...

"I...I'm here to...to...get my friends back...so...ah...so... ... ..."

07/10/12
"=====>"

-you
-YOU
-you error
-you INVALID
-how DARE you set foot in my library

07/10/12
"=====>"

Who knows what they might end up doing.

07/10/12
"=====>"

You just hope those...others don't get in the way.

07/10/12
"=====>"

Each new bit of evidence brings you closer to solving the problem.

07/10/12
"=====>"

Information will be key to helping both you and the others trapped here.

07/10/12
"Grey: Why is this disk so important?"

It would normally be worthless, but it was in a computer that had a valuable program running on it. Said computer has since been bricked and the disk is MIA.

The program's data could've been exported. You think maybe someone else already did that for you and is now running around with it.

While not a foolproof guarantee, said report could help shine light on what's going on in here and what's been happening to certain people.

05/10/12
"=====>"

Honestly, it'd be better for the both of you if you left. You're sure of it.

05/10/12
"Cherry: So does he just analyze everyone he meets? Is he analyzing you guys now?"

Errrrrr...

You suddenly feel very uncomfortable. It's bad enough when your peers judge you, but this guy...? You can't even tell what he's feeling. Does he like your company? Does he want you to leave him alone? Is he sick of your questions? Is he diagnosing you with a billion other disorders you never wanted to have? He seems to hate Rick, so does he hate you, because you like Rick? Does he think you're ugly? Has he noticed your terrible fingernails?

05/10/12
"Cherry: HE'S SOMEHOW BEHIND IT. HE MUST BE."

"So y-you d-d-don't work h...here, then..."
"God, I hope not."

...Or not...

05/10/12
"Psychiatrist of whom?"

"Specifically? Adults. But at the moment? No one. I'm unemployed."
"S...sorry t-to hear that..."

02/10/12
"=====>"

"If you must know..."

Oh?

"I'm a psychiatrist."

02/10/12
"=====>"

"Um...what...k-kind of d-d-doctor are...are you?"
"...Ah."

He hesitates for a long moment.

It was a good try, Cherry, but in the end you can't get anyone to cooperate with you. No help, no answers, no friends. You wish you weren't such a failure.

02/10/12
"Cherry: Help Grey out."

"So...um...ah...if I'm not...in...intruding..."
"Hm?"
"You d-d-didn't answer l...last time..."
"Answer what?"

30/09/12
"=====>"

"Looks like I gotta do everything by myself."

30/09/12
"=====>"

"...No?"

30/09/12
"=====>"

"Fine! I think I will!"
"Cherry? You coming?"

30/09/12
"Grey: Insist on thoroughness."

"Feel free to do so."
"But for me, I want to make sure. I'm not leaving until I'm done with this room."

26/09/12
"=====>"

"Then let's find them! No use staying here."

26/09/12
"Cherry: Is it possible the floppy was moved?"

"M...maybe someone already...t-took it..."
"I, I mean, there're a l...lot of us here..."

26/09/12
"Dr. Grey: Find not quite what you're looking for"

21/09/12
"=====>"

"C'mon doc, there's nothing here. Give up."
"Giving up isn't an option."
"Why on earth would a floppy disk be here?"

21/09/12
"=====>"

21/09/12
"Percy: Look around frantically and stay on your guard. If shadow Sam is here, and shadow Ava is here... the last thing you want is to be ambushed by shadow you..."

21/09/12
"They're gone, Percy. It was your fault, and now you're all alone."

21/09/12
"Percy: Feel how useless you're feeling? That's why your notes are all blacked out."

21/09/12
"=====>"

21/09/12
"Percy: call a warning, just a little too late."

"Look out--!"

21/09/12
"=====>"

Oof.

"Sam, we have to get out of here!"
"Don't you think I know that?!"

21/09/12
"Sam: You said you'd run away if something attacked you. Get moving, man!"

You begin to run but YOU DID NOT EXPECT THIS FAT OAF TO GET IN THE WAY

17/09/12
"=====>"

"I've had enough of you!"

17/09/12
"=====>"

"Stay back!"

17/09/12
"=====>"

Oh god! Oh god!!

17/09/12
"Ava: Be forcibly restrained"

"Ava!"

14/09/12
"=====>"

"You...know him..."

14/09/12
"=====>"

The others?

"So you came after all! Haha! Sam went on ahead."

14/09/12
"Follow the notes, take them as you go."

Is there a pattern? A message? Is this "editor" trying to tell you something using your old notebook?

You'll have to sit down and analyze these after you get out of this place. Right now your priority is--

"Percy!"

14/09/12
"Consider how much has been blacked out. How much of what you've written down, carefully preserved, has been deemed irrelevant."

You can't make any sense of this.

What was wrong about them before? You had taken care to record every last detail!

12/09/12
"=====>"

The editor...?

12/09/12
"=====>"

Your original notes!

How did these get here? Who did this to them? Is there a vandal running about?

12/09/12
"=====>"

God damn--

Wait.

Are these...

Your notes?!

12/09/12
"Percy: You know you're not supposed to go in... but you can't just leave those guys... right?"

...And you need to check on them because what if they're dead?! What if this is your fault for not stopping them in time? God damn it, Percy, you screw-up!

12/09/12
"Percy: Wait, nervously."

You can't hear them, but perhaps they fell down a hole, or got abducted, or something similar.

They're probably regretting what they did, and...

12/09/12
"Percy: Rules are made for reasons. Rules should be followed."

You are going to wait right here.

They can face the consequences of their actions. They went in knowing full well they would be grievously punished.

11/09/12
"Ava: follow"

"You too?!"
"Sorry, Percy. I'm too curious."

11/09/12
"Enter without permission"

"Welp. Nobody's home."
"Sam!"
"Seeya."

11/09/12
"=====>"

...

Or not.

An awkward silence ensues.

11/09/12
"Knock on the door. No reason not to be polite!"

"Maybe we can get permission!"

07/09/12
"=====>"

"No! This sounds really dangerous!"
"It says 'SEVERELY PUNISHED' right there!!"

07/09/12
"=====>"

"Another door?"
"Good. Let's go back."
"Will you shut up?"

07/09/12
"=====>"

"What if something attacks us?"
"Easy! Then I'm running away!"

07/09/12
"Cross"

"What are you doing?!"
"We're not getting anywhere standing around!"

05/09/12
"=====>"

"Er..."

05/09/12
"What's that squiggle over there?"

"Have you seen this door?"
"It looks like...how your room was, Sam."
"The symbol's different...Hey! Maybe this is it!"

05/09/12
"=====>"

"Hey...guys?"

05/09/12
"Sam: Turn away in disgust."

"I know! But that doesn't mean it isn't FRUSTRATING!"

05/09/12
"Percy: Try to comfort her."

"A-Ava...all of us want to go home. We're trying to find a way to do that, okay?"

02/09/12
"=====>"

"I give up!"
"I want to go home! I hate this place!"

02/09/12
"=====>"

"UGH!"
"It should be RIGHT HERE!"

02/09/12
"Meanwhile..."

"We've been chased by a sentient moving wall, gone upside-down more than three times, got lost and ended up back at the same elevator twice, apparently went up to the roof when we thought it was floor 2, are hearing voices again, walked through a wall, and we STILL can't find my room?!"

30/08/12
"=====>"

That is...if you can find him...

30/08/12
"You can follow that train of thought later! He needs your help, and if you wait much longer you probably won't be able to follow him! Hurry!"

Ugh, curse this memory!

You suppose the only way to get answers is to ask that "Red" fellow.

30/08/12
"Recall a Headline."

There was some sort of controversy over something he did...it shocked people at the time...

Something at his company...?

You remember it was nothing good.

30/08/12
"Helen: Russell Stone was, was, he was um..?"

He was...oh dear, you do remember hearing the name, though it was quite a while now. Back when you were still young!

Was it even before you met your husband? Goodness, you're dating yourself.

24/08/12
"=====>"

Russell Stone?

That name is vaguely familiar...

24/08/12
"=====>"

"STOP CALLING ME RUSSELL!"

Russell...?

24/08/12
"Louis: Say more than you'd normally care to say."

"Get him away!"
"Who?"
"I'm not...I'm not like him..."
-yes you are
-youre just the same
-russell

24/08/12
"Louis: Mental breakdown."

-give in
"N...no...!"
-you cant escape
"Help me!"
"What?!"

24/08/12
"Helen: Follow Louis"

"Wha...what is..."
"It reminds me of those duplicates that are apparently running around! I met one right before I came here. She wasn't mine, but..."
"Did yours...do something to you?"

22/08/12
"Red: Find nearest reflective surface"

"You..."

22/08/12
"=====>"

"You better not be shitting me!"

22/08/12
"=====>"

"Red!"

22/08/12
"Louis: Flip out"

"What? What are you talking about?"
"You...don't know...?"

17/08/12
"=====>"

"About your eye...?"
"My eye...?"
"What happened to it?"

17/08/12
"Helen: Try to talk to him a bit more."

"It's terrible and annoying and I never wanted to come here."
"I'm going to get out as soon as possible."

"Hah, yeah...I'm sure we're all thinking that."
"But, er...I've been meaning to ask...if it's not too personal..."

"What?"

17/08/12
"Helen: You've dealt with his kind before. He just needs some love and attention!"

"Uh, so..."
"What do you think about this place?"

17/08/12
"Louis: Keep it together, man."

What's been going on lately? You can't focus on anything and your head is killing you.

14/08/12
"=====>"

14/08/12
"=====>"

"No, it's..."
-russell
"R...R..."
-RUSSELL
"Red."

14/08/12
"Helen: try not to stare"

"So, ah..."
"Mr. ...Stone, was it...?"

14/08/12
"Louis: Yeah, sure, why not."

"Fine. Whatever."

11/08/12
"=====>"

"What is it."
"Uh, well, I...um..."
"Would you...like some company...?"

11/08/12
"Helen: Stick with that poor man. He may need help!"

"Wait! Wait!"

11/08/12
"=====>"

-hehehe no hes not no hes not

11/08/12
"Helen: "Dear, are you okay?""

"I'm...perfectly...fine."

08/08/12
"=====>"

What's happened to him?!

08/08/12
"=====>"

Oh dear!

08/08/12
"=====>"

Oh...

08/08/12
"Helen: Pop out of the door."

05/08/12
"=====>"

05/08/12
"=====>"

It was like that when you got here.

05/08/12
"So uh, did you do this?"

No.

03/08/12
"Be Louis"

You are now Louis.

03/08/12
"=====>"

-here
-ill be fine
-honest
-go look for your friend

03/08/12
"Helen: Ask shadow Ava if she wants to come look for Quin"

"Could you come with me?"
-no
"...'No?'"
-this place needs me

03/08/12
"Helen: be indecisive. as always. You're too scared to make decisions, aren't you?"

"I know...but...I'd feel terrible leaving you here alone..."

03/08/12
"Quin: go blow off some steam by beating something up."

-you dont have to stay with me if youre worried about her

30/07/12
"=====>"

-is something wrong
"Oh, ah..."
"I'm just...thinking about Quin...I hope she's all right."

30/07/12
"=====>"

Eventually, you two arrive at a rusted Ferris wheel.

Your mind wanders.

30/07/12
"=====>"

Besides, the other Ava--the regular Ava--was still in this hospital somewhere. You wonder if you'd have better luck with her.

On the other hand...

What would she say if you revealed you knew what had gone on here?

And what if Quin found her first?

30/07/12
"Let's get you out of here"

She shows you a few attractions, many of which have depressing names and most of which have broken down beyond repair. The only things left operational were the blinding white lights studded on every ride.

It was a sad fate for this park, but one that this girl had been trapped in.

You wish you could help, but the more she talks, the more you doubt you could.

30/07/12
"Helen: It wasn't her fault, it was your own fault."

"No, no it's not...I'm the one who's staying. You're fine."
"Come on, don't look at me like that."
"How about you take me on a tour? There's certainly a lot here."

25/07/12
"=====>"

-im sorry
-this is all my fault

25/07/12
"Quin: feel betrayed"

"I never needed you!"
"Quin!"

25/07/12
"Quin: Leave the party."

"Be that way! I don't care!"

25/07/12
"Helen: Stay with Shadow Ava. She needs you more right now."

"I'm...I'm staying...here."
"...Sorry..."

"...Fine. Fine!"

22/07/12
"Quin: No sympathy for whiners"

"I don't want anything to do with that skank!"
"We were supposed to go to your room. This isn't it. I'm moving on."
"Choose, Helen."
"Are you going to come with me, or stay with this hopeless sad sack?"

22/07/12
"=====>"

"What if I am? She needs help!"
"Helen, Helen, Helen...I really liked you. You were nice and accepting and listened to me. To a point."
"But clearly you're too accepting."

22/07/12
"Helen: tell Quin to hush"

"I bet she made that story up just to win your sympathy!"
"Stop it!"
"Can't you see you're hurting her?!"

"So you're siding with that attention whore?"

22/07/12
"Quin: You've had just about as much as you can take."

"She's just trying to be nice to win you over."
"How can you say that?"
"Have you even talked to Ava? I mean the real one."
"She's bossy. She's annoying. And she's a bimbo!"

19/07/12
"=====>"

"No...no, that's not true...you can't control how others act..."
"But you can change things now, Ava...! You're your own person now!"
"You have to keep your chin up--"

"Are you done?"

19/07/12
"=====>"

-i
-i hate her
-i hate her so much
-but who cares
-right
-i failed college
-i cant do math and i cant do science and i cant do business
-i cant even hold a relationship for more than a year
-i deserve it
-right

19/07/12
"=====>"

-my sister
-perfect in every way
-successful and nice and attractive and smart
-all science and math
-everything mom wanted

19/07/12
"'...Her?'"

-you know
-mom
-always sybil this sybil that
-never me
-never ava
-always brushing me aside

"Sybil...?"

17/07/12
"=====>"

-i cant take it
"Shh, shh, shh..."
-shes
-shes
-just like her

17/07/12
"Quin: You're getting away from this. You don't want to deal with someone else's shadow."

"Call me when you're done with this wet blanket."
"Quin!"

17/07/12
"=====>"

"Shh, it's okay, we're here now..."
-thank you
-thank you
-ive been
-so alone here
-for so long

"I know...it's okay..."
"Oh please."

17/07/12
"Helen: Attempt to console her"

"You poor dear! Are you all right?!"
-yes
-yes i am
-now that youre here

"Why were you crying?"
-im lonely
-so lonely

13/07/12
"=====>"

13/07/12
"=====>"

"Ava!"

13/07/12
"=====>"

13/07/12
"=====>"

13/07/12
"Quin: Cautiously approach the curtain."

11/07/12
"=====>"

"Huh..."
"Backstage, perhaps...?"

11/07/12
"=====>"

"Quin! It sounds louder from over there!"

11/07/12
"=====>"

11/07/12
"Look deeper in the park for the source! What could possibly go wrong?"

"This place is giving me the creeps."

11/07/12
"Helen: Oh no! someone's hurt! Or maybe in trouble! Or sad! You must help them!"

"Let's look for them!"

08/07/12
"=====>"

"What's that sound?"
"Is that...someone crying...?"

08/07/12
"Quin: Proceed"

08/07/12
"Walk up to the fence; see if the gate is open."

It's loose and rusty. This place has seen better days, but hey, it's open.

08/07/12
"Check at the counter. Maybe there's a poster or something that says where/when this might be."

Posters, yes, but nothing of use.

There was a Luna Park at Coney Island, but that burned down ages ago.

05/07/12
"=====>"

"I think we're lost."

05/07/12
"=====>"

"Er..."

05/07/12
"=====>"

"Good. C'mon, Cherry."
"What are you looking at? We've got places to be."

05/07/12
"Grey: Join the current adventuring party"

"Maybe you can stick around and see one for yourself, doc!"
"Might as well."

02/07/12
"Grey: Continue to observe them with a look of mild interest. These two make an odd pair, don't you think?"

How strange.

"I see no reason not to believe you."

You suppose it's true that opposites can attract. Though honestly, you wouldn't've expected it.

"Well...okay!"

Humans can be so odd.

02/07/12
"=====>"

Vera...?

"Does this make sense?"
"Yes."
"R-really? Just like that?"

02/07/12
"Inspect artwork."

"There was another me, too--er, not at the same place, mind you, but earlier. We came across him."
"It makes me think of doppelgängers. With their own territories!"

02/07/12
"Try to explain what happened with Shadow Cherry."

"Okay. This is gonna sound crazy, but..."
"Go on."
"But there was this whole ocean, and it was raining, and, and, and...there was another Cherry."

30/06/12
"=====>"

"...Because..."

30/06/12
"=====>"

"Oh! That! Hahaha. That's because..."

30/06/12
"Grey: What."

"Doctor of what?"
"Why are you wet?"

30/06/12
"Rick: Become suspicious of Grey immediately."

Doc...tor...?

30/06/12
"Rick: Help Cherry up, introduce self properly."

"We meet again."
"I'm sure you remember me? Rick L. Worth? You were...?"

"Dr. Grey."
"Oh, excuse me. Doctor."

27/06/12
"=====>"

"Ow."

27/06/12
"Cherry: Leave."

27/06/12
"Rick: No Cherry. We are going to face this other Cherry."

"Oh no you don't!"

27/06/12
"Face her, dammit! Face her now!"

No!

You can't!

You can't do this. You can't do this!! She flew away anyway. She doesn't want to see you and you don't want to see her!

And that's final!!

25/06/12
"=====>"

"Rick...can we please...can we please just..."
-the doors right there sweetie
-be sure to take your man-child with you
-wouldnt want such a treasure like him to get scarred so mercilessly by reality

25/06/12
"Rick: Protect."

"NOW THAT DOES Iblarhgurhrgh"
-ha ha ha

25/06/12
"Cherry: Attempt to reason."

"But...but...this..."
"Don't talk to her like that!"
-ill talk to her however i damn please
-you knuckle-dragging blowhard

"WHAT."

25/06/12
"=====>"

-go away
"Hey!"
-i dont have time for you

25/06/12
"=====>"

"Is that..."

25/06/12
"=====>"

23/06/12
"=====>"

23/06/12
"=====>"

23/06/12
"=====>"

"Look."

23/06/12
"=====>"

"Hey..."

23/06/12
"=====>"

"This is a fine situation we've gotten ourselves into, hm?"
"At least we're alive."

"D-don't...say things like that..."
"I was being positive!"

23/06/12
"=====>"

23/06/12
"Right is right."

"Let's try this way."

21/06/12
"=====>"

"So...um..."
"Which way?"

21/06/12
"=====>"

"What floor were you on?"
"Two, I think?"

21/06/12
"Quin: Hell yes, but we're starting with your room."

"Mine already attacked someone. Let's not take chances with that."
"You're friendly. You're nice. We're gonna be fine."

"Oh, ah...okay..."

18/06/12
"Helen: Go with Quin, this is all getting to be very unnerving..."

"Wh-what?"
"Ava's a bimbo, Sam doesn't even say thanks, and the fat guy's annoying. We'll be fine without them."
"What about that...plan?"
"...'Plan?'"
"That girl said you were going to check people's rooms...? Look for those, uh, things? Do you still want to do that?"

18/06/12
"=====>"

"Do you think they'll be all right?"
"Probably. I don't really care."

18/06/12
"Percy: Make a note of this, and resolve to come back here later to see if that wall is still there."

"Looks like we should..."

That wall...

"Go...around...?"

It's...moving...?

15/06/12
"Ava: Be interrupted by "Impending Doom(tm)"."

"Uh...?"
"Quin? Helen?"

15/06/12
"=====>"

15/06/12
"Quin: Tell Helen that humoring her is one thing, but have you tried actually spending TIME with her?"

"I'm outta here."
"But, Quin--"
"You're coming with me."

13/06/12
"=====>"

"Yeah, but I've heard this all before. This chick just loves the sound of her own voice."
"We can still humor her. It's not doing any harm."

You grumble.

13/06/12
"=====>"

"I...think so. It's certainly startling."
"I dunno. We were thinking it was the key to getting out of here."
"Really?"
"Mmm-hm! See, we were just wandering around, and..."

You keep your voice low.

"How much longer is this going to take?"
"Now, dear, we don't have to be impolite."

13/06/12
"Some time later."

"And there you have it! Capisce?"

13/06/12
""Yeah, the other Sam! Wait, you don't know about that? Maaaaan, you are SO BEHIND! But I can get you caught up...""

"Teehee! It goes a little something...like..."

10/06/12
"=====>"

"Wait, what?"
"Another Sam?"

10/06/12
"Ava and Percy: have an infodump-off!"

10/06/12
"=====>"

"Oh...h-hello, Ava..."
"What's shakin'? Find anything iiiiiinteresting?"

10/06/12
"=====>"

"Iiiiit's me again!"

10/06/12
"Ava: It's Percy! Go say hello."

"So I'm wondering--"
"HEY. PERCY."

04/06/12
"=====>"

"...can't imagine...where it'd go...unnerving..."

04/06/12
"=====>"

"...Do you hear something?"

04/06/12
"=====>"

04/06/12
"Ava: Take charge as the expedition leader. LET'S GO!"

"Let's get going, then!"

31/05/12
"=====>"

"We probably should've done that in the first place instead of coming down here, but...you really looked like you needed a break, dude."

31/05/12
"=====>"

"...Fine. Personally, I don't want to visit any of them, but whatever."
"Okay. Cool. Now let's go find an elevator so we can go check my room. That's where yours was, right, Sam?"
"Uh-huh."

31/05/12
"Ava: Hey, no need to fight! Agree to look for your own shadow, if they're going to be so fussy about it."

"If you're both gonna be such hard-asses about it, then let's go look for mine, okay?"
"Can we PLEASE try to GET ALONG for once?"

31/05/12
"Quin: Ask for details on the incident, find out what your shadow self was like."

"But...is that really all that happened?"
"YES."
"Did she say anything?"
"Guys!"

31/05/12
"Quin: be hesitant, make up excuses"

"Fine! Go back to someone that tried to kill you!"
"Yours was friendly...ish... To us, anyway. Not sure about that whole lightning thing."
"Why don't we look for one that's NOT going to kill us?"

"Like that exists!"
"Guys."

29/05/12
"=====>"

"Hey...um...can we...look for Ava's first...?"
"What'sa matter? Scared?"
"I didn't want you meeting mine, either, but so much for that!"

29/05/12
"Sam: You've met Nega-Quin before."

"'Who was it?' You!"
"What?!"
"Up on the fifth floor! Feel free to go there! Be my guest!"

29/05/12
"Sam: Mention your encounter in the room filled with ice earlier."

"I've already met another one of those things."
"Seriously?"
"Oh yes. Came up from a floor of ice. Tried to kill me."
"And? Who was it?"

29/05/12
"Sam: Contribute to the conversation."

"Are you going to look for them, then?"
"I don't know...if it just messes things up more..."
"It's worth a shot. Not like we got anything else to do."
"But where do you even start to look for that sort of thing?"

"Well."

26/05/12
"=====>"

"There was that other Sam, so there's probably other us...es...and MAYBE they're trying to be helpful..."
"But things have only gotten WORSE since then, so it's not like that IMPROVED anything..."

26/05/12
"=====>"

"Or else...what, we get dumped here with no reason why, then helplessly watch the place collapse around us?"
"There's gotta be more to it."

"Yeah, well, you have any bright ideas?"
"No!! That's the worst part!"

26/05/12
"=====>"

"I don't like...this. I feel like we should be able to do something about it."

25/05/12
"=====>"

"Vivian!!"

25/05/12
"It's that spirit!"

-hmm
-needs more black

"No, wait--!"

25/05/12
"REVERSE REVERSE REVERSE"

aaaaaaAAAAAAAAA

23/05/12
"=====>"

23/05/12
"=====>"

23/05/12
"=====>"

23/05/12
"=====>"

23/05/12
"disregard the voice, focus on the light!"

21/05/12
"Look for a light of some sort."

-ha ha ha
-juliet
-have you grown up at all

21/05/12
"=====>"

-who would even spend money on that
-dont they have anything better to do

21/05/12
"=====>"

-you get a critic

21/05/12
"=====>"

-dont you hate it when
-instead of a customer

21/05/12
"Juliet: He said something about not knowing the truth due to amnesia. Try and remember."

-juliet

19/05/12
"=====>"

You are very alone.

19/05/12
"=====>"

19/05/12
"Juliet: Find yourself somewhere you weren't supposed to be."

-lets have some fun

19/05/12
"=====>"

-shes out of the way
-russell
-there are still more to go
-come on
-come on

19/05/12
"Louis: Continue onwards by yourself."

-ahahahahaha
-good job
-youre doing great

17/05/12
"Juliet: Take a shortcut, perhaps through that wall."

"STOOOOOP!"

17/05/12
"Running away from your problems won't getcha anywhere, lady"

"Stop...stop...listen to me...I'm..."
-a fake
"No! Stop!"
"I can't take it anymore!"

17/05/12
"Louis: React."

"No, no, stop, it's..."
"I bet you still have amnesia. Well, guess what? None of what you've said--no, implied--is true. None of it."
"In short, get over yourself."

17/05/12
"Louis: You're fed up with these shenanigans. Refuse to take another step until she tells you what's going on."

"Seriously, what's your problem? Cut the act! You have mental problems or something? Are you schizo?"
"It's not--"
"No. Shut up. It is."
"Everything you've been saying is vague as hell. Because you don't know the specifics, is that right? So you can never say you're wrong? So you can twist everything to fit how you feel and use it to point to some bullshit 'powers?'"
"Quit while you're ahead. You're not special."

17/05/12
"No time for what?!"

"What are you going on about?"

15/05/12
"=====>"

"There's no time!"

15/05/12
"Louis: Rub eyes."

"Ghh..."

15/05/12
"Louis, Juliet: Reveal some sort of secret that you guys have been hiding from each other, and not the relationship kind."

"It's happened to you too, hasn't it?"
"I can tell."

"Wha--"
"It's the only way out of here now."
-transcendence

15/05/12
"Louis: Fix your hair, look smart, get information out of her."

"Look, what do you want?"
"Don't play dumb."
"That's my line."

15/05/12
"Oh great, it's you. What do you want now?"

"Can't you see I'm in the middle of something?"
"I can see plenty."
"Yeah right."

11/05/12
"=====>"

11/05/12
"=====>"

-we meet again

11/05/12
"=====>"

You have such a headache.

11/05/12
"Let's see what the other characters are up to..."

Ugh.

08/05/12
"=====>"

08/05/12
"=====>"

08/05/12
"Pull him into a hug"

08/05/12
"=====>"

-hahahaha
-suckers

08/05/12
"The room with SHADOW RICK is weird, go back in and see if you can uncover some more secrets of this place"

You take a deep breath.

"Are you...going to..."
"Yes."
"I'm ready--"

05/05/12
"=====>"

"Let's keep going, hm?"
"I'm not here to ramble."

05/05/12
"=====>"

"Like...me..."
"So what if...some people are...m...mean...it doesn't...doesn't mean...y-you're...b-b-broken..."
"Even if they...are...your..."

"Cherry."

05/05/12
"Reconcile"

"That's not true!"
"You're just...you're just...insecure! Scared! W-worried!"

05/05/12
"=====>"

"I just wanted...a thank you...or a compliment...anything..."
"If I couldn't get that, maybe there was...something intrinsically wrong with me."
"Maybe I'm simply a born failure."

"No!"

05/05/12
"=====>"

"And I...I tried so hard...I was in every club I could handle...straight A student...valedictorian..."
"Some valedictorian speech that was."
"It felt like...if I barely got any recognition from my parents...there was something I was doing wrong."

05/05/12
"Rick: Explain yourself."

"I was the oldest of five."
"Don't ask me why a couple that was busy all the time thought they could manage five children, but there you go."
"I tended to take over as 'dad' since they were constantly away."

05/05/12
"=====>"

"Um...n...not much, actually..."
"He mentioned y...your...g-g-graduation..."

"Ah...that's..."

05/05/12
"Cherry: Talk it out with Rick"

"I...I never knew you...you...ffffelt that w-way...!"
"About?"
"About d-d-death...and suc...success..."
"...How much did he tell you...?"

03/05/12
"=====>"

"I'm sorry."

03/05/12
"=====>"

03/05/12
"=====>"

03/05/12
"STOP IT RICK DON'T DO IT"

01/05/12
"=====>"

01/05/12
"=====>"

"I TOLD you not to--"
"Aah!"

01/05/12
"=====>"

"There you are!"

01/05/12
"Cherry: If this guy is also Rick, maybe Rick has the same sort of insecurities... Maybe you should go meet back up with him."

"Where...did you..."
"...Rick...?"


Looks like leaving is all you can do at this point.

01/05/12
"=====>"

-you have better things to do

29/04/12
"Cherry: Tell Rick he doesn't have to succeed. I mean, look at the size of that building! Even if he could get there, who would expect one human being to solve this problem?"

"D-d-d-does it r-really matter that...that much? If you're a...a...a hero or not?"
"That c-c-city's b-burning! It's d-dangerous! You'd probably die instead!"
"You're...just fine...over...over here...!"

-yes
-im fine over here
-where ill die alone
-unrecognized
-never being a name in anyones book
-cherry
-please
-theres nothing for you here
-leave me

29/04/12
"=====>"

-they didnt even go to my graduation
-the people who should unconditionally care
-do you know that cherry
-that i can be tossed aside that easily
-ignored
-neglected

29/04/12
"regular Rick: what're you doing? Cherry disappeared into that spooky room and hasn't come out!"

-im broken

Waiting.

-worthless

She has to come out sometime or another.

-no one wants me

You're going to give her a piece of your mind.

-not even my parents

29/04/12
"If he can't go himself, perhaps you can go alone."

-you should go back cherry

Nope. That city really wants to burn.

-dont hang around me

28/04/12
"=====>"

-i knew it
-im a failure
-not even others can help me
-im sorry
-im really sorry

28/04/12
"=====>"

"Oh."
-im sorry

28/04/12
"=====>"

-work

28/04/12
"=====>"

-stop
-its not
-cherry
-its not going to

28/04/12
"=====>"

-no
-stop
-i said

28/04/12
"Maybe he just needs some help getting there! Lend the poor, eldritch mess a hand!"

-cherry
-what

26/04/12
"=====>"

"Why not?"
-no matter how much i run
-i never make it
-it always stays the same distance away

26/04/12
"=====>"

-always burning
-that single skyscraper standing alone
-i want to help
-i want to go there
-but i cant

26/04/12
"=====>"

"Wh...what is this? What's g-g-going on?"
-what
-do you mean the city
-its always been like that

26/04/12
"=====>"

-oh
-cherry
-hi

26/04/12
"Cherry: Approach cautiously"

"R...Rick?"

24/04/12
"=====>"

24/04/12
"=====>"

24/04/12
"=====>"

24/04/12
"What could be so bad that RICK runs away? You have to see this. Even if just a peek."

22/04/12
"=====>"

"it'snotsafe"
"This way."
"Let's go this way."

22/04/12
"=====>"

22/04/12
"=====>"

22/04/12
"Rick: Carefully push the door open, avoid the... strange stuff."

"I'll make sure it's safe. You wait out here."

19/04/12
"=====>"

"That's my room number..."

19/04/12
"=====>"

19/04/12
"Grey: Please tell me you know what you're doing"

Depends.

19/04/12
"=====>"

19/04/12
"Rick: Skedaddle man! Take Cherry with all manly and all that."

"Quickly!"

16/04/12
"Rick: Panic at the hospital's sudden lack of wholeness"

"Gah!"

16/04/12
"Juliet: Get the hell outta dodge."

They won't survive.

But you will.

You'll have to do this your way.

16/04/12
"=====>"

Though your meeting didn't go as planned, that doesn't mean you should abandon all hope.

16/04/12
"Juliet: Take a deep breath and try to gather your thoughts! There's still a way out of this!"

...

Ah, yes.

14/04/12
"=====>"

nonononononononoooo

This is TOO EARLY!

14/04/12
"=====>"

14/04/12
"Juliet: Know anything about 12:45?"

Yes! Yes you do!

It's what you were trying to warn the others about.

They blew you off.

It will be a lot harder, but it's up to you now.

14/04/12
"Juliet: Expound upon why you are making the hospital all freaky!"

What? You're not doing this! Heavens, no!

But everything has been looking awfully unstable as of late. The walls have begun to collide.

14/04/12
"Juliet: How are you feeling?"

Uh.

Fine?

12/04/12
"=====>"

Don't say such silly things.

12/04/12
"Juliet: Do you even still exist right now"

Of course.

12/04/12
"=====>"

-he deserved it

12/04/12
"=====>"

-what are you fussing about
-idiot

12/04/12
"=====>"

"Let's go."

12/04/12
"Rick: Storm off"

12/04/12
"Rick: You're clearly just causing problems for everyone."

-rick
-you should
-leave

10/04/12
"=====>"

"I don't want there to be fighting..."
"We're getting somewhere, I know it!"
"But we have to stick together, okay?"

10/04/12
"=====>"

"And what do YOU do? Spout...spout NONSENSE, don't take 'no' for an answer...nothing you say has EVIDENCE!"
"Mr. O'Neil!"
"Are you trying to lead, or are you trying to show off?"
"Mr. O'Neil! Stop it!"

10/04/12
"Percy: Tell off Rick! Yeah, that'll teach him!"

"'Percy, let's do this, Percy, let's do that. Percy, it's obviously THIS! No, I can't be wrong! Why would I be wrong?'"
"Is everything about YOU? Is everything about what YOU want? All you do is make us go around in circles!"
"I'm trying to be organized here! I've been keeping track of EVERYTHING!"

10/04/12
"=====>"

"I've had it up to here with you!"

10/04/12
"Percy: For the first time, get livid."

"My..."
"You really are boorish."

10/04/12
"Cherry: Just say Rick's name and frown a little bit."

"Rick..."
"If you don't want to split up so badly, then come with me."

05/04/12
"=====>"

"Rick! We're not supposed to split up!"

05/04/12
"=====>"

"I don't think so."

05/04/12
"=====>"

"So what, are we supposed to wait around for 15 minutes?"

05/04/12
"Percy: Check the current time."

"It's only 12:30 now."

02/04/12
"=====>"

"I don't know. It was just a thought."
"We could always look for her, but I can't imagine getting any answers. Everything she said at the meeting was disappointingly vapid."

02/04/12
"=====>"

"Have you ever thought...if the building can do these...things...then maybe it can, um...use people?"
"Well isn't that disturbing."
"What, like, the crazy lady's possessed?"

02/04/12
"=====>"

"Something like what, pray tell? It looks like that...Juliet woman did this."
"I'm sure you'd agree with me if I said her art was just as incomprehensible as the things she said--"

"Mr. O'Neil?"

02/04/12
"=====>"

"Warning us of what."
"Come now, dear Percival, surely you aren't blind to the baffling, blatant physics-defying nature of this hospital we're in. Mrs. Bixby here said she woke up in a forest!"
"This picture is obviously something that's going to happen."

02/04/12
"=====>"

"It's a warning!"
"...A warning?"
"Is there an echo? Yes, a warning!"

02/04/12
"=====>"

"So, Rick, any ideas?"

26/03/12
"Sam: Oddly enough, appreciate them being here."

"Mm-hmm. C'mon, let's go."
"I...uh..."
"Don't think you're getting away from me this time, Sam."
"You're going to have to explain an awful lot when you can formulate a complete sentence."
"...Hrrrrmph."

26/03/12
"Sam: Babble incoherently."

"Are you sure you should be standing?!"
"Egh...buh...wh...whu...uugh..."
"We should probably get him out of here."

26/03/12
"=====>"

"You're back! Are you okay?"

26/03/12
"=====>"

There was a catch.

There's no way you would've been let off that easily.

But what was it...?

26/03/12
"Sam: Remember."

You...

You weren't fired.

You weren't fired!

23/03/12
"=====>"

"You there?"

23/03/12
"=====>"

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22/03/12
"=====>"

-god you freak out easily
"Hello? He just got struck by LIGHTNING!"
-did he though
-i just gave him
-a gentle push

22/03/12
"Wonder why you can still hear the dark Sam's voice"

"Have you been following us? Show yourself!"
-oh please
-you never left me

22/03/12
"He wasn't even near any of those trees!"

"Hey! Did you do that?! What gives?"

22/03/12
"=====>"

-haha
-whoops

22/03/12
"=====>"

22/03/12
"=====>"

"Over here!"

22/03/12
"Quin: Follow Ava, she seems to be the only thing here that's certain for you."

18/03/12
"=====>"

"I found him!"

18/03/12
"=====>"

"Heeeeey Quiiiiiiin!"

18/03/12
"=====>"

Huh.

18/03/12
"=====>"

Oh.

It's locked.

18/03/12
"=====>"

You could have gotten cut in twenty places through that window christ almighty it's sure good to see even a demonic telepathic squiggly Sam-thing is still as much of an asshole

18/03/12
"Quin: Examine your surroundings."

...There was a door this entire time?

Seriously?

18/03/12
"Quin: Since when were you afraid of drowning?"

Since wow isn't that a bit personal?

14/03/12
"=====>"

Why do you even bother.

14/03/12
"=====>"

"Uh...I'm gonna...keep watch. Up here."
"Oh c'mon, you won't fall in."
"Who says I won't?"

14/03/12
"=====>"

"Lake?! There's a lake out here?"
-right below you
-take the stairs down and go around it

14/03/12
"Follow his suggestion, albeit rather tentatively."

-also
-watch out for the lake

13/03/12
"=====>"

-as for me
-im what he happens to deny about himself
-thats all
-you should go before he gets struck by lightning or something

13/03/12
"=====>"

-no
-no one ever comes for him
-no one ever stays with him
-im getting dreadfully sick of that
-its about time things changed

13/03/12
"=====>"

"Stop being obtuse! Who are you?"
-you should get him
-hed appreciate it

"...Is that sarcasm?"

13/03/12
"=====>"

-oh
-that
-thats where he went

"'He?'"
-sam
"What."
-the sam youre looking for i imagine

13/03/12
"=====>"

"Hey, what happened to the window?"

13/03/12
"=====>"

-so
"Ugggggh! Don't tell me you're, like, possessed or something!"
"And why aren't you moving your mouth? Talk about creepy!"

13/03/12
"=====>"

-what do you mean
"What do I mean?! LOOK at you!"

13/03/12
"=====>"

-what a surprise
-hello there

"What happened to you?"

13/03/12
"hahaha whats that look for"

"Sam?!"

10/03/12
"=====>"

-ive been waiting

10/03/12
"=====>"

-welcome

10/03/12
"Louis: Exit."

10/03/12
"=====>"

hey what gives

10/03/12
"=====>"

This is going to be--

08/03/12
"=====>"

...why you're here.

08/03/12
"=====>"

You suddenly...remember...

08/03/12
"Find everything on... you."

08/03/12
"Louis: Get the lowdown on everyone"

08/03/12
"=====>"

Wait.

What's this?

08/03/12
"Louis: Mess around with the console recklessly."

07/03/12
"=====>"

Something good indeed.

07/03/12
"=====>"

07/03/12
"Quickly check the previous room Grey was just in before it evaporates."

There has to be something good in there.

05/03/12
"=====>"

What does he think he's doing?

05/03/12
"=====>"

05/03/12
"=====>"

05/03/12
"=====>"

She has to be down here somewhere.

02/03/12
"=====>"

You've wasted enough time.

02/03/12
"Grey: Rub your chin."

02/03/12
"=====>"

02/03/12
"=====>"

02/03/12
"Well, there's not much else to be done, so down the corridor you go!"

"C'mon! Don't just stand there."

02/03/12
"Ava: Maybe take it slow? Pause and reflect? You're hearin' voices; you might be losing it"

...Yeah.

If something jumps out at you, you're getting out of this hallway.

29/02/12
"=====>"

-why are you leaving me
"Think it's down there?"

29/02/12
"=====>"

"Whatever. Let's find his room."
-why wont you listen to me ava
"...Are you sure you don't hear anything?"
"Yes."
"Sorry. Forget about it."

29/02/12
"=====>"

-ava
"You know what? I'm not gonna worry about that."
"There are other things to worry about."

-aaaava
"Like...freaky voices!"
"Do you hear someone calling me?"

"Er...no?"

So this chick's crazy too?

29/02/12
"=====>"

"Wow, I'm surprised that elevator actually worked."
"Didn't we go into elevator E?"

29/02/12
"3, since that's where you first found him."

"He came from my floor, so maybe he retreated back to his room."
"Dunno his room number, though."

26/02/12
"=====>"

"So...uh...where do you think Sam went?"
"You told me to shut up."
"Oh my god, just humor me for once."

26/02/12
"=====>"

26/02/12
"Quin: Suck it up, just try and keep her torso out of your field of vision. It's this or back to crushing loneliness."

"Wait. Wait, I didn't mean that--"
"Then shut up and get in."

26/02/12
"=====>"

"That's it. I'm going."

26/02/12
"=====>"

26/02/12
"Quin: Only if you button up woman I mean jeez"

"Ex-CUSE me?"
"I'm sorry you're such a prude, but I'm not changing anything."

"Pff, don't come crying to me when people think you're a slut."

24/02/12
"=====>"

"Look, do you want to work with me or not?!"

24/02/12
"=====>"

Hm.

That's an interesting combination.

24/02/12
"=====>"

She's not on the map.

This is bad.

24/02/12
"=====>"

24/02/12
"=====>"

Oh dear.

You need to find her.

24/02/12
"Activate computer"

24/02/12
"What's in that cabinet?"

It's the fuse box.

You're not going to play with it. The lights have fun enough flickering on their own.

24/02/12
"Examine that panel on the floor"

There is nothing to examine. It's a trap door.

You know where it leads.

Someone had already been down there. Otherwise this mess would have never happened.

21/02/12
"=====>"

How wonderful.

You were beginning to get worried.

21/02/12
"=====>"

And the whole room is intact!

21/02/12
"=====>"

Thank goodness.

There it is.

21/02/12
"Are those other doors floating past or just black panels?"

No, they're doors.

You're looking for a specific one.

19/02/12
"=====>"

So much for the basement.

You hope the rooms are still intact.

19/02/12
"Several floors below..."

You exit an elevator.

17/02/12
"=====>"

You're out of here.

17/02/12
"=====>"

17/02/12
"=====>"

17/02/12
"Sam: get up and keep moving, there is nothing for you here right now."

17/02/12
"Sam: Take that golf bag"

14/02/12
"=====>"

Is your golf bag following you?

14/02/12
"=====>"

14/02/12
"=====>"

Maybe you ARE dead. Your life is supposed to flash before your eyes when you die, right?

This is slow and painful though.

You guess dying simply sucks that much.

14/02/12
"zero"

This has to be a sick joke.

Who did this? ...How did they do it?

When you find out, you'll...you'll...

12/02/12
"=====>"

12/02/12
"=====>"

12/02/12
"=====>"

"GRRRRRAAAAAAH!"

12/02/12
"=====>"

"GAH!"
"Get out! Get out! I can't take it anymore!"

-get out of where
"My HEAD!"
-thats a pretty tall order sam
-besides
-you didnt answer my question

12/02/12
"=====>"

-isnt that what you believe
-sam
-can you tell me how many friends you have

12/02/12
"=====>"

-then when theyre through with you
-they wound you one last time
-and leave
-ready to use someone else

12/02/12
"=====>"

-to lure you into a false sense of security

12/02/12
"=====>"

-they just lie and lie and lie
-to cover it up
-to deny it

12/02/12
"Sam: Recall unwanted memories."

-no one truly gets along with anyone else sam
-isnt that right

12/02/12
"=====>"

12/02/12
"Investigate broken mirror. What do you see inside it?"

12/02/12
"Sam is that your room"

Is that a joke? It's your parents' bedroom.

Your room is way messier.

10/02/12
"=====>"

This isn't the kitchen.

10/02/12
"=====>"

10/02/12
"Enter kitchen, be prepared for some sort of confrontation"

Yes, yes. Let's get it over with.

10/02/12
"Sam: Why the hate against gambling?"

Some people thought it was more important than, say, family upkeep.

-ill hit it big tomorrow

Yeah, sure.

He said that every time.

10/02/12
"Sam: Stop bein' so dodgy. Who's the other person in the photo?"

Who do you think, genius?

07/02/12
"=====>"

Poker chips...?

Gambling is a disgusting hobby.

07/02/12
"=====>"

The next room should be the kitchen--what is that?

07/02/12
"Examine wall picture"

You remember this photo.

It's you and your dad.

07/02/12
"Open window"

Like hell you're doing that.

Quite the storm happening out there.

07/02/12
"=====>"

You are now armed with your trusty 9 iron. This baby always got the ball on the green.

You haven't played golf in so long. It feels good to hold a club again.

07/02/12
"Get ye GOLF CLUB"

It's your golf bag! What's this doing here?

You had moved from this house before you took up the sport.

07/02/12
"What's on tv?"

Nothing. It doesn't work.

05/02/12
"=====>"

This is where you grew up.

05/02/12
"=====>"

Hey...

This is...

05/02/12
"=====>"

05/02/12
"=====>"

-and
-ive been wanting to do this
-for a very
-long
-time

05/02/12
"On your feet, dammit. You may as well get... whatever this is over with."

"What's going on? What are you?"
-dont play dumb
-you know who i am
-and i know you

02/02/12
"=====>"

02/02/12
"just you"

-and

-your



-thoughts

02/02/12
"sam"

-look sam
-isnt this what youve always wanted
-theres no one else here
-no one who can harm you
-no crazy ladies
-no one

31/01/12
"Click."

She...

uh...

she...

31/01/12
"=====>"

It was her, wasn't it.

She knew you'd come here! She knew your room!

31/01/12
"=====>"

Who turned out the lights?

Has someone been in here?

31/01/12
"ONWARD"

Yes. Onward.

You are going to lock yourself in your room.

She can't find you now.

You will go back to bed and wake up from this awful dream.

29/01/12
"=====>"

"It's a deal!"

29/01/12
"=====>"

"We should stay in one group, though. I'm tired of constantly splitting up."
"As long as I lead."
"Ugh, fine, whatever."
"As long as I can take my time."

29/01/12
"=====>"

"Uh...Mr. O'Neil? What do you think?"
"I was going to go this way. Rick, that leads to the main desk. We've been there before."
"It could have changed. Never assume, especially not in this place. You've seen what it can do!"

29/01/12
"Rick: Be excited that Helen noticed. Invite her to come along."

"I'm out to explore. Can't find answers if you're not looking for them!"
"Care to join us?"

26/01/12
"=====>"

"Wait!"
"Where are you going?"

26/01/12
"=====>"

"Cherry."
"Huh?"
"We should continue doing our own investigation."

26/01/12
"=====>"

26/01/12
"=====>"

"Well."
"Ms. Helen."

"Mrs. Bixby."
"Mrs. Bixby."
"My name is Percy O'Neil, and I'm trying to get to the bottom of this."

26/01/12
"=====>"

"I'm gonna go find Sam. And that other girl."
"...Girl, right? She sounded like a girl."

"I think so."

26/01/12
"Jarringly glitchy perspective change"

26/01/12
"Quin: Be alone. Desperately alone. You drove another person away from you. It is your fault. Your fault. Alone."

N...no.

You can fix this.

You can fix this!

24/01/12
"=====>"

...Maybe you could find someone to help...

You don't want to be alone again.

24/01/12
"=====>"

"...Sam?"

Where did he go?

24/01/12
"=====>"

"ASSHOLE!"

You can't believe it!

What kind of twisted freak would punch a girl?!

24/01/12
"Sam: You've had it."

"Maybe it's because I'm BEING CHASED!"

22/01/12
"=====>"

"What's your deal, huh?"
"Why're you runnin' away all the time?"

22/01/12
"=====>"

"Finally."

22/01/12
"=====>"

21/01/12
"=====>"

"SAM."

21/01/12
"Quin: SAM. SAM. SAM. SAM. SAM. SAM. SAM. SAM."

19/01/12
"=====>"

Only you.

19/01/12
"=====>"

Only you can stop this.

19/01/12
"Juliet: Realize that this is your true purpose. You don't need them."

Yes.

19/01/12
"=====>"

The scenery itself is coming toward you.

Not you toward it.

19/01/12
"Juliet: Examine surroundings! Figure out if you're falling, rising up, or just floating aimlessly!"

Floating.

No gravity.

Space-like.

17/01/12
"=====>"

You open your eyes.

17/01/12
"Juliet: Open your eyes, my dear!"

17/01/12
"=====>"

"HEY!"

17/01/12
"=====>"

"Now wait just a second, here!"
"I'll find her."

17/01/12
"=====>"

"Mr. Stone."
"Wha--"
"Being belligerent will not get you what you seek."

17/01/12
"=====>"

"Perhaps I thought I would get some answers."
"Perhaps."
"But apparently that's too much to ask for."

17/01/12
"Louis: Well, go after her then! Not that hard, is it!"

"Is this over, now? Can I go?"
"No one was forcing you to stay, you know."

14/01/12
"=====>"

"Where'd Juliet go?"

14/01/12
"=====>"

"Yes."
"Hm?"
"I wrote this."
"Then where have you been this whole time?"
"Uh."
"Guys?"

14/01/12
"=====>"

"Dick."
"What was that?"
"I said...'Rick.'"
"Suuure."

14/01/12
"=====>"

"Here!"
"Weren't you JUST saying you weren't gonna give him anything?"
"I changed my mind!"

14/01/12
"=====>"

"Um..."

14/01/12
"=====>"

"Pardon me. 'Grey,' is it?"
"I simply must know: to what notes are you referring? I've come across quite a few, but never any that summoned me here."

14/01/12
"=====>"

"Did you write the notes you're talking about?"
"Possibly."
"That's not an answer!"

14/01/12
"=====>"

"Then I'm coming with you!"
"What? No!"
"I...I never..."
"Thank goodness. I can't stand those two."
"Mr. Grey...?"

14/01/12
"=====>"

"That's it."
"I've had it."
"I'm outta here."

14/01/12
"=====>"

"It sounds more like bullshit to me!"
"And I put my faith in you! Maybe you aren't spiritually gifted after all! Doomed! Doomed to fail!"

14/01/12
"=====>"

"But frankly she's just been loony."
"Excuse me? I'm giving you all the help I can!"

14/01/12
"=====>"

"She told us to come here over the intercom."

14/01/12
"=====>"

"Give a guy a nice warm welcome, and THIS is how I'm treated?"
"Are any of you here because of a note?"
"I've found many notes, but I'm certainly not showing them to YOU."
"Shut up, Rick."

14/01/12
"=====>"

"Hey!! What's YOUR problem?"

14/01/12
"Rick: Introduce yourself in the best way you know how."

"Hello there! I am Richard Lawrence Worth, or Rick L., if you're so inclined. Football coach and overall philanthropist."
"Perhaps you've heard of me. There are quite a few things in Albany with my name on them."
"Anyway, my good man, we're having a meeting here, and--"

09/01/12
"=====>"

"I'll handle that."

09/01/12
"=====>"

"There's also the question of the man Helen brought with her."
"Ahem."

09/01/12
"=====>"

"A forest that only you know...It's destiny! I feel that you are--"
"Juliet, please, I'd like to ask her a few questions before you go on a spiel..."
"Some nerve! I could tell you the answers!"
"Really, now."

09/01/12
"Darrel: Observe."

"Forest?!"
"Yes! Right outside here!"
"But there ISN'T anything outside!"
"What?"
"See for yourself!"

09/01/12
"=====>"

"Our trials are just beginning."
"This meeting is merely the start of the story!"

"This is a story?"
"Yes! A story of souls fated to meet!"
"A story of blah bleh blah blah. Don't listen to--"
"Shh!"
"You know what's going on, then? Why I woke up in that forest?"

09/01/12
"Juliet: "...And here they come now!""

"Whaddya know."
"Right on cue!"
"Now wait just a minute--"
"'Cue?' You were waiting for me?"
"Of course!"

09/01/12
"Helen: People! You're saved!"

"Hi! Hi! Is this everyone? I'm Helen! Nice to meet you all!"

05/01/12
"=====>"

So they're awake, too.

05/01/12
"=====>"

"Wha...what happened here?"

That isn't very promising.

Nevertheless, you hear others down the hall.

05/01/12
"Helen: Try to strike up a conversation."

"Is there something at the main entrance?"
"Maybe."

He certainly doesn't make conversations easy.

02/01/12
"=====>"

"Sorry."

Maybe he's just...nervous...

02/01/12
"=====>"

"Please don't touch me."

02/01/12
"=====>"

02/01/12
"=====>"

"Nevermind."

02/01/12
"=====>"

"Did you get a note?"
"Note...?"
"About the main entrance."
"No...? Should I have?"

02/01/12
"Helen: A doctor! Maybe he knows why you're here!"

"Do you work here? Do you know why I'm here? Please, I just...need some answers...Any will do..."

02/01/12
"Helen: Follow him!! He looks like he knows what he's doing."

"Wait!"

02/01/12
"=====>"

Checking a few things.

02/01/12
"Grey: Do you know where you are? Do you remember how you've got here? What is this work that you have to do?"

01/01/12
"=====>"

"Where are you going...?"

You have a lot of work to do.

01/01/12
"Enter name."

"Darrel Grey."
"I prefer Grey. Or Dr. Grey, if you must be formal about it."

31/12/11
"=====>"

"I didn't mean to startle you, Mr..."

31/12/11
"=====>"

"I'm sorry! I'm just looking for anyone that can help me right now!"

This is wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong.

What's she doing here?

"My name is Helen. I woke up in a forest near this place, and I'm just really confused, and, and..."

31/12/11
"=====>"

"Oh!"

31/12/11
"Helen: Wonder why he's sleeping in his glasses."

That's a little odd, but...finding anyone is a miracle. He's just as good as anyone else would be.

Then again, you had your glasses on when you woke up too, didn't you?

31/12/11
"Gently try to shake him awake"

"Excuse me...sir...?"

29/12/11
"=====>"

29/12/11
"=====>"

"The lines have not all converged yet."
"There are more to be found still!"

29/12/11
"=====>"

"Pride goeth before a fall, so they say."
"The only way out lies within the soul."
"But I'm getting ahead of myself."

29/12/11
"=====>"

"In my dreams I saw ten figures divided."
"They did not care about the matter at hand, only themselves."
"In the end they were destroyed by the walls they so wished to escape."

29/12/11
"Juliet: Start talking, you've got some 'splainin to do!"

"We're here for a reason."
"Gee, I never figured that!"
"I have seen our future, and it is grim!"

29/12/11
"=====>"

"You got hearing problems or something?"
"I said--"
"Ahem."

29/12/11
"Everyone: Proceed to tell him that it's not your fault he can't multitask."

"I understood everyone fine."
"Yeah, um, that was a little...out of nowhere."
"Just shut up. I don't think you're supposed to be the one talking, anyway."

27/12/11
"=====>"

"Well?"

27/12/11
"=====>"

"One at a TIME!"
"Are you trying to give me a headache?"
"How do you expect ANYONE to listen if you're all talking at once?!"

27/12/11
"=====>"

"SHUT UP!"

27/12/11
"=====>"

"Thisislease the truyeahwell itave timuys perhapswe shokay looknow mynayou want?!"

27/12/11
"=====>"

"I believe don't know why we're calm down. So who are you?"
"Oh, nothing important. A creeper. A messenger. That was informative I think we were asking for the act!"

27/12/11
"General disorder."

"'Roof thing?'"
"--I was up there--then this asshole saw me and ran!"
"--name is Sam, by the way--"
"--don't tell them that!"
"--too bad!--tell me!--know each other?"
"Excuse me--"
"Typical."
"No!"
"--it's fine."
"Hey--"

27/12/11
"Quin: It's that guy!"

"So you've been creeping on us the whole time? Both of you?"
"And what was the whole roof thing about, anyway? You're really great at first impressions!"

27/12/11
"Sam: Accuse Juliet of intending harm on your person."

"She snuck up on me! I didn't even know she was there!"
"What was that for, huh? You after me?"

"I was always there. You just didn't see me."
"Yeah, that makes me feel REAL better!"

23/12/11
"=====>"

"OH MY GOD!"
"Hello everyone."

23/12/11
"=====>"

23/12/11
"=====>"

"What the hell?"

23/12/11
"=====>"

--to deal

with...

...them...

23/12/11
"Sam: Boggle irritatedly at what the heck they're doing"

Are they getting anything productive done?

"You were crying?"
"C-c-can we...p...please ch-ch-change...th...the..."

You're glad you don't have--

23/12/11
"=====>"

"He didn't even care that you were crying! What a jerk!"
"Excuse me?"
"Well you are!"

23/12/11
"Quin: be nice to Cherry, it's obvious she needs mental support!"

"What was going on back there? Did Rick do something?"
"Eh?"
"Uhh..."

20/12/11
"=====>"

We?

You don't want to know what they were saying.

"You okay?"
"You certainly haven't missed anything. The lady we're waiting for hasn't even shown up yet."

20/12/11
"=====>"

"We were talking about you earlier."

20/12/11
"=====>"

"Cherry!"

20/12/11
"=====>"

It doesn't sound broken or rickety, though.

You'll take your chances, especially if you'll get answers.

20/12/11
"Press the Alarm button. Because you feel alarmed, right?"

You can't find one.

This is the most unsettling elevator you have ever seen! Who allowed this past the inspectors?

20/12/11
"Helen: Enter the elevator."

This is beginning to bother you deeply.

There's bound to be other people on other floors!

They'll tell you why you're here!

18/12/11
"=====>"

18/12/11
"Since this is a hospital, there should be some sort of floor directory or something that will let you know how to get around. Look for something like that."

Y...yes.

You want to leave that awful room anyway.

18/12/11
"There must be something wrong with you. You better find help quick."

If your husband brought you here, maybe he was trying to tell you something?

Normally he's more frank than this.

Oh dear.

18/12/11
"Helen: Get ye notebook."

...This is your handwriting.

You don't remember writing this at all! Why on earth would you?!

16/12/11
"Reopen door"

Or maybe you won't.

16/12/11
"=====>"

Maybe it's closed and you just got in somehow.

Hospitals close sometimes, right?

Maybe you should...go back outside...you at least heard a voice out there...

16/12/11
"=====>"

No response.

You are truly alone.

16/12/11
"Call out again, see if someone can hear you."

Then surely there are some doctors or nurses around!

"Hellooooo! Hello?"
"Is anyone out there? Hello!!"

16/12/11
"Try to determine what sort of building it is."

Obstetrics...?

Oh. Oh my!

A maternity hospital?

14/12/11
"=====>"

An...entrance to a building, you assume...

14/12/11
"=====>"

14/12/11
"Helen: Open the door a crack and see what's on the other side."

12/12/11
"=====>"

12/12/11
"=====>"

12/12/11
"=====>"

"No?"

12/12/11
"Quin: ask if someone has seen Cherry."

"Er, not to interrupt, but is Cherry here?"

12/12/11
"=====>"

12/12/11
"Percy: A new person! Question her, question her now."

"Hello Quin! I'm Percy. If you don't mind, I have some questions to ask..."

09/12/11
"=====>"

Wow.

Skanky much?

09/12/11
"=====>"

"Mind if I..."

09/12/11
"=====>"

"Yo. Name's Quin."

09/12/11
"Sam: Secretly be watching from a safe distance."

"Really, Rick? How old are you?"
"Hey, you haven't seen what he--"
"Look, can we all calm down for a second? Nothing's happened yet."
"I'm sure there's a plan to this, and it definitely isn't fighting."

09/12/11
"Rick and Quin: Arrive soon after"

"I was hoping you wouldn't show up."
"Hello again."

09/12/11
"=====>"

"Ugh. It's you."

09/12/11
"=====>"

"Then why are you here?"
"I'm bored."
"This is at least bound to be interesting."

09/12/11
"Percy: Elaborate on what this is all about."

"Uh, presumably, we're waiting for the lady that called us..."
"Oh, the schizo chick. Don't bother."

07/12/11
"=====>"

"So..."
"What's this all about, then?"

07/12/11
"=====>"

You have to get out of here.

07/12/11
"=====>"

-oh whoops you dont care

Wh-where is that coming from?!

"Who are you? What do you want?"
-nevermind
-forget i said anything
-keep on doing what you do
-you nobody

07/12/11
"Did you hear something?"

"What?"
-yeah sure
-trot off and find some knight in shining armor to protect you or something
-typical
-what about me
-huh

05/12/11
"Helen: Deep breaths, look for the way out."

Looks like the only way to go is forward...

"Helloooooooooo!"

You do hope you find someone soon. They can help you. Anyone can help you.

-oh please

05/12/11
"Investigate your immediate surroundings. Why would you be in a forest? And why would there be a bed in the middle of it, of all places?"

You have no idea. You like to garden, but that doesn't exactly translate to forest, now, does it?

The wall behind you seems to stretch in all directions forever.

05/12/11
"Look up to try and see through trees."

...You can't really make out anything...

05/12/11
"Look at your hands."

Good heavens!

Where is your wedding ring? Did you lose it? Was it stolen??

And 6? Why are you 6? 6 what?

Is someone watching you? Is this a...tracking thing? You're a little behind on the times.

05/12/11
"Calm down and assess the situation rationally. What do you remember happening last?"

Uh...your husband was taking you somewhere. Yes, that was it. You don't think it was anywhere particularly important, though...

Did he do this?

No. No, he couldn't have. That would be ridiculous! He has no reason to! He's such a wonderful man.

03/12/11
"Enter name."

Your name is HELEN BIXBY. You are a rather well-to-do homemaker.

You are very distressed!

Where's your husband? Shouldn't he be here? Why is there a bed in the middle of nowhere? Why were you sleeping?! You don't remember going to bed!

Oh dear. Oh dear.

What do you do? Where do you go?

02/12/11
"=====>"

Wait...

Where is this place? Where are you?? Where is everyone?

Hello?! Anyone??

Oh no.

You're alone.

...

Who are you?

02/12/11
"=====>"

Oh!

What was that?

02/12/11
"=====>"

"... ....6...... ..."
"..... ... ...... ... ... ....."

02/12/11
"=====>"

"...301...82.....0......50......"
".....
7......"
"... ..... .... ..."

02/12/11
"=====>"

"I will meet with you all there..."
"...it is what... ...numbers... ... ...me..."

01/12/11
"=====>"

"Please come to the entrance. Clear your mind."

01/12/11
"Juliet: Ask that they gather."

"The walls will crash together. It will become a maze."
"We must meet at the center before it is too late."

01/12/11
"=====>"

"The signs we have been given must all converge. We cannot do this alone. I know this. You know this. They know this."

01/12/11
"=====>"

"There comes a time for all of us to step back and analyze."

That sounds like...

"Analyze what has happened. Analyze what will happen."

01/12/11
"=====>"

"I hope this message reaches you safe and sound!"

01/12/11
"Use the intercom to forward your plan to everyone."

"Hello, children!"

01/12/11
"Dial 301."

Naturally.

29/11/11
"=====>"

Now you can get the word out in more than just writing.

29/11/11
"Jarring scene transition: Be Juliet."

You are now Juliet. A good choice.

You are exactly where you want to be. Only you know of this place.

29/11/11
"=====>"

"If you got any bright ideas, I'm all ears."
"I'm looking for this painter now."

29/11/11
"Quin: Tell Rick that they should go see if she's alright."

"Huh?"
"Did you even notice she was crying? Did you even care? You said you were specifically looking for her!"

29/11/11
"Look at green marks behind you."

"Hey, look over here!"
"It's been a while since I've seen these odd pictures."

"Excuse me?"

26/11/11
"=====>"

"..."
"Fine, then."

26/11/11
"=====>"

-way to go
-you sorry pathetic waste of space

26/11/11
"=====>"

26/11/11
"=====>"

26/11/11
"=====>"

26/11/11
"=====>"

"Girl--Ch-Cherry!"

26/11/11
"Cherry: Oh look, he's already found someone to replace you."

24/11/11
"=====>"

24/11/11
"=====>"

24/11/11
"=====>"

You'll find one eventually, you guess.

24/11/11
"Where are you, anyway? "

It's an unused storage closet.

You think you saw a bathroom nearby. You weren't exactly paying attention, but...

24/11/11
"Cherry: Find a restroom or something. Wash your face. It does wonders to clear your mind..."

Yeah.

Yeah, okay.

22/11/11
"Be the unfortunately named young lady."

You are now the unfortunately named young lady.

You cannot stop crying.

At first it was because two guys were fighting, and they were really fighting, and it was so pointless and you can't take violence and

And then you were crying because of how pathetic you were. You ran away. Really? Really? What a baby. You've always been a baby.

Now you're crying because you're exhausted. You try to think of how you got here and you can't remember anything. That's the most frustrating thing of all and this place makes no sense and you don't know who these people are and they scare you and

You're going to be stuck here forever and die a baby.

Do you need a blanket, Cherry? Do you need your mother?

Please. You're 21 and you act like this?

Grow up.

22/11/11
"Rick: Boggle at Quin's number; tell her about Cherry's number."

"Cat face...? Oh! 83! I have 81."
"The girl I'm looking for has 82, even."
"That's an odd pattern."
"Others I've met didn't have numbers in the 80s. It MUST be of significance! Perhaps if we find Cherry..."

22/11/11
"=====>"

"Well, uh, next thing I know, I'm in a strange room and someone put this stupid cat face on my hand--"

22/11/11
"Quin: Try to recall how you got here. What was the last thing you remember?"

"Oh wow. The last thing I remember was driving too. You...don't think we all got in a crash, do you?"
"Hmm...I doubt we're dead. It'd be a dumb idea for a test to kill us all beforehand. But that could be a way we were picked out! Veeeeeery interesting."

22/11/11
"Rick: Be more than happy to rant to her about everything."

"Great question! I have a HYPOTHESIS!"

This guy's really on top of things! Looks like you got lucky.

"Given the strange happenings and general existence of this hospital, I believe the cause is supernatural! After all, there are many things man can't explain! And the last thing I remember was driving, and I don't have a habit of blacking out in my car."
"I was most likely whisked away by some supernatural force!"
"Of course, I'm not sure what this all means for us yet, since we seem to have been chosen specifically, but it surely means something enormous in scope! Someone--or something--is testing us! It could even be a competition!"

22/11/11
"Quin & Rick: Compare notes! Ask if there's anyone else."

"Oh yes, plenty of others. I can't stop running into them."
"Really?"
"Mmm-hm. But to be honest, you're better off with me. I know my way around here."
"Do you know what's going on, then? I'm really confused..."

22/11/11
"=====>"

"Whatcha doing, Rick?"
"Looking for a girl named Cherry."
"...Who names their daughter 'Cherry?'"
"Mr. and Mrs. Trau, apparently."

22/11/11
"=====>"

"Oh thank god. Hi! I'm Quin."
"Er...the name's Rick L. Worth. Football coach."

22/11/11
"=====>"

"Hello?"

22/11/11
"Don't give up! Go after that man! Maybe he'll be real!"

"You out there...?"

22/11/11
"=====>"

"....?"
"! .....!!"
"..........?"

22/11/11
"=====>"

There's one last thing you could investigate.

22/11/11
"Really? You're thinking about jumping already? Are you that weak?"

...No.

No you're not.

22/11/11
"Jump into the abyss."

You always wondered what it'd feel like to fall forever.

22/11/11
"=====>"

Way to go, Quin.

As soon as you find others, you mess it up.

22/11/11
"=====>"

Nothing's working
Nothing's working
Nothing's working

22/11/11
"PRESS CLOSE AND THEN ANY ROOM NUMBER IT DOESN'T MATTER WHICH ONE."

Nothing's working.
The elevator's stuck.
You're stuck here.

22/11/11
"=====>"

what

22/11/11
"=====>"

22/11/11
"Hit the "door close" and "door open" buttons a few times."

Uh, okay.

22/11/11
"=====>"

But which one?

22/11/11
"=====>"

Ah, you see now. He thinks he can lose you!

Any coward would go to an entirely different floor.

22/11/11
"=====>"

22/11/11
"Resist the urge to wander into the strange, logic-defying room."

Which means it can wait.

22/11/11
"It isn't. You're probably drugged."

This is one consistent drug trip if that's the case.

22/11/11
"=====>"

How is this physically possible?!

22/11/11
"=====>"

22/11/11
"=====>"

Come out come out--

22/11/11
"=====>"

Oh man, is he in your room? He's totally in your room, isn't he.

22/11/11
"Quin: Pursue that lanky, gremlin-looking fellow. Don't stop until you can get him to tell you something."

Now where would he go...

01/11/11
"Enter name."

Your name is DEIRDRE QUINCY ORWELL, but you hate it and much prefer to be called QUIN. You are a photographer, though you would like to start your own craft shop someday.

You had no idea there was anyone else here. You were calling out for what seemed like forever and were met with no response. You had given up and explored the roof.

Now this happens.

How will you go about this?

31/10/11
"=====>"

What was THAT about? Some nerve that guy has. You think you'll go after him. He needs to explain himself, and fast.

While you prep yourself, mind sharing your name?

31/10/11
"=====>"

"Hey you--!"

NOPE.

31/10/11
"=====>"

She looks like...

31/10/11
"=====>"

31/10/11
"=====>"

31/10/11
"=====>"

31/10/11
"=====>"

31/10/11
"=====>"

31/10/11
"=====>"

31/10/11
"Ava, Percy: Split up. It's the only way you're going to catch her for certain."

"I hate to do this, but...let's split up. If you find her, come back here."
"Right."

29/10/11
"=====>"

"I, uh, well..."
"Too late?"
"Too late."

That lady moves fast.

29/10/11
"Ava: Follow her!"

"Don't just stand there! I think she's the one who was writing those messages!"

29/10/11
"=====>"

"Dammit!"

29/10/11
"Percy: WHAT!"

27/10/11
"=====>"

27/10/11
"=====>"

"I am simply one who sees our fate, child."
"I have to go."
"Wait a sec...are you the one who--"

27/10/11
"=====>"

"You'll know. You'll know in time, dear. Not now. Not now."
"There is only so much I can do. There are more important things that require my attention."
"What are you talking about? This isn't complicated!"
-juliet
-theyre after you
-juliet
-leave

27/10/11
"=====>"

"That's a question I need not answer."
-juliet
-juliet
-juliet

"Huh?"

27/10/11
"=====>"

"Uh...just...wanted to say hi..."
"Who are you?"

27/10/11
"Ava: Ask if she's alright."

"Are you okay?"
"What?"

25/10/11
"=====>"

"Hel...lo..."
-hello

25/10/11
"=====>"

"Heeeeey! Hellooooo! Hiiii!"

25/10/11
"Ava: Obviously you're the only one who wants to socialize here, go check that door for people!"

"Fine."

25/10/11
"Percy: Have an untimely relapse into intense monsterphobia."

"I-I'm not going in there."
"Oh come on. What happened to investigating?"
"Did you already forget those...black shadow things? I'm not going in there."

23/10/11
"=====>"

"...Hello?"

23/10/11
"=====>"

23/10/11
"=====>"

You're not ready though. Now's not the time.

23/10/11
"Juliet: Were these two in your visions?"

No. No they were not.

But they could be here for you. Oh yes. Someone had to have gotten those notes you left.

21/10/11
"=====>"

21/10/11
"=====>"

"...wha.....ace?.."
"...a...went...hap...ther..."

Oh??

21/10/11
"=====>"

You'll need to come up with other ways to alert these poor people.

21/10/11
"Find salt surprisingly easily."

You're disappointed you can't make more paint. There isn't enough food coloring left.

21/10/11
"=====>"

21/10/11
"Juliet: Listen at the kitchen door before you go through."

You hear nothing but the low hum of the refrigerators.

21/10/11
"Juliet: Wonder why the symbol on the far wall is still here."

Symbol?

19/10/11
"=====>"

But you're not here to dwell on that. The visions will come later.

You need some salt.

19/10/11
"=====>"

Your warnings are gone.

The tables have vanished.

The air feels heavy and ominous.

19/10/11
"=====>"

Things are spiraling out of control faster than you expected.

19/10/11
"Juliet:"

17/10/11
"Louis: Have gotten bored with this. Let the oaf leave in shame."

It's no fun if they don't fight back.

17/10/11
"=====>"

"I don't have time for this."

17/10/11
"=====>"

17/10/11
"Rick: Have second thoughts"

15/10/11
"Cherry: Run like heck"

15/10/11
"=====>"

15/10/11
"Cherry: watch brawl in dismay."

"It's just...it's just a piece of paper!"

15/10/11
"=====>"

"STOP!"

15/10/11
"Louis: Fight like someone who's done quite his share of fighting."

13/10/11
"=====>"

13/10/11
"=====>"

"Heh."

13/10/11
"Red: Enjoy this more than you have any right to."

-hes even laughing at you
-you arent proving anything

13/10/11
"PUNCH HIM IN THE FACE."

-you really are an idiot
-this is what he wants

13/10/11
"Rick: FOOTBALL TACKLE!"

11/10/11
"=====>"

11/10/11
"=====>"

"No."

11/10/11
"=====>"

"Hand it over."
"Hmm."

11/10/11
"How the hell did that get here?"

Is that...?

"Sure. Yeah. That's mine."

09/10/11
"=====>"

"Then am I right in assuming this is yours?"

09/10/11
"=====>"

"Uhm..."
"This is my ROOM! Get outta here!"
"Is it, now?"

09/10/11
"Ignore him completely; talk to Cherry instead."

"Has this man been dragging you around everywhere?"
"I'm talking to you!"

07/10/11
"=====>"

"What are YOU doing here?"

07/10/11
"=====>"

"Hey!"

07/10/11
"Recall anything notable concerning this invitation, didn't you graduate at 1985?"

"Could...here..."

Nah. You were already out of college by then.

"...Knows what...show up..."

07/10/11
"It was your tinnitus, ignore it."

Yeah, probably.

You've learned to no longer trust your hearing.

04/10/11
"=====>"

Wait, did you hear something?

04/10/11
"=====>"

It's an old invitation. Not terribly exciting and even a bit weird. What's it doing here?

04/10/11
"=====>"

...Nevermind.

This is getting a bit ridiculous.

04/10/11
"Read it!"

Ah.

So much for that idea.

01/10/11
"=====>"

Hold on. You may have spoken too soon.

Not every room has a notebook.

01/10/11
"=====>"

Yep.

Nothing.

01/10/11
"=====>"

Open, o ye door that is surely concealing something of mystery and wonderment.

01/10/11
"What are you up to Louis?"

Humdrum flitting from room to room.

You are so dreadfully bored.

29/09/11
"=====>"

Yeah, that looks good. Short and sweet.

Next time you try anything, you're going straight to the roof. No more extra investigation. Just you and the void. Peace and quiet. Maybe you'll even be able to remember something! What an idea!

29/09/11
"=====>"

Aaaaand there's your notebook. Same as you left it.

Your steno pad is nowhere to be found, so maybe you'll actually use this again.

Not like you were getting anywhere with your notes anyway.

29/09/11
"Look around; check to see whether or not you're back in your own room..."

That's your room number.

29/09/11
"Try to remember some new things. Was that Ava? Do you think you saw her once before this place?"

She didn't strike you as familiar. You think you wouldn't be able to forget a stare like that.

But you never know...

You're beginning to doubt everything about this place.

28/09/11
"=====>"

You're getting sick of this.

28/09/11
"=====>"

28/09/11
"=====>"

28/09/11
"Grab that arm back! Grab it!"

27/09/11
"=====>"

hurk

27/09/11
"=====>"

That's odd.

You had a reflection earlier.

27/09/11
"Have tripped over nothing."

Stupid slippery ice floor.

26/09/11
"=====>"

26/09/11
"=====>"

There is no way--

26/09/11
"=====>"

Are those...

...That has to be a wall painting.

26/09/11
"Sam: Follow it!"

24/09/11
"Inspect that crack/light above you."

...Huh. Looks like it stretches on for a good while.

If you can't go back, you could at least go forward.

Maybe there's another door at the end.

24/09/11
"PANIC"

You're stuck here. Someone set you up and you're left to die of hypothermia.

You thought you were finally onto something about this place too.

They always kill off the guy who knows too much.

24/09/11
"Scratch at the walls!"

The door was right here. Right down here. ...Right?

Where is it. Where is it?

Where's the handle??

Oh god. Oh god.

24/09/11
"Sam: Ponder which one of those gits slammed the doors on you."

Was someone following you? Someone was following you. Just your luck. When you find out who it is you are going to let them have it SO hard...

Probably the annoying girl. She always went after you whenever she could.

But you need to get out first.

24/09/11
"=====>"

The...door.

Where's the door?

24/09/11
"=====>"

24/09/11
"Reach in and feel for a light switch"

It's also pretty cold.

Some kind of freezer...?

There has to be a switch around here.

24/09/11
"Tentative step to test floor's solidity."

It's...stable enough, if a bit slippery.

22/09/11
"=====>"

22/09/11
"=====>"

22/09/11
"Meanwhile."

22/09/11
"=====>"

"Uh..."
"Sssso...h-how did you...um...y...you get up here? Th-th-the wall..."

"I wandered off for a while, but when I checked it again it had opened back up."
"Huh."
"Yep."

22/09/11
"=====>"

"So what happened to that annoyingly forward girl?"
"Um, sh...she...left."
"I suppose that's better for us all."

22/09/11
"=====>"

"...Yeah."

22/09/11
"Rick: Recreate to the best of your ability, what you saw."

"There was this eyeball, and flames, and, and...a city..."

19/09/11
"=====>"

"Wh-WHAT?"
"Er."
"There was something here before! Literally seconds ago!"

19/09/11
"=====>"

"Well if we're talking unknowns, I just discovered..."

19/09/11
"=====>"

"I d-d-don't know wh...what it means..."

19/09/11
"Rick: What's that clipboard she's clutching onto like it's life or death?"

"And furthermore, what have you got there?"
"Um...uh..."

15/09/11
"=====>"

"Who names their kid 'Cherry?'"

15/09/11
"=====>"

"...Cherry."
"What?"
"Th-th-that's my name..."
"Oh."

15/09/11
"=====>"

"Girly?"

15/09/11
"=====>"

15/09/11
"Swing the door wide open and find out who's making all that racket out there!"

"AH-HA!"

13/09/11
"=====>"

...Is someone out there?

13/09/11
"=====>"

It's disorganized, but you find the chalk. It looks brand new.

13/09/11
"Rick: Look for the chalk that must've been used to draw this."

There's a supply cabinet in the corner.

11/09/11
"=====>"

Someone had a little fun with the blackboard.

11/09/11
"=====>"

Huh.

11/09/11
"Use the lightswitch"

Much better.

11/09/11
"Rick: Ponder what a classroom is doing in a hospital."

How is little Timmy who has cancer going to get his education?

What hospital DOESN'T have a classroom? One to which you'd never send your hypothetical child, that's what.

09/09/11
"=====>"

Looks like a classroom.

One in need of lighting.

09/09/11
"=====>"

09/09/11
"And now, something completely different."

07/09/11
"=====>"

"I guess."
"That's the spirit."
"And hey, maybe our floor's free from that shadow stuff. We can just...take a breather! Okay?"

07/09/11
"Ava: Try to snap him out of it."

Ugh, this man is impossible.

"Of COURSE it's not the same. But it's better than nothing, right? Think of it as...as a 'Volume II!'"
"I'm sure your old one will turn up eventually! It didn't, like, disintegrate, did it?"

"No...but it's lost in there...this isn't how--"
"So use a replacement for a while. It won't kill you! Jot down what you remember from the other one if you have to."

07/09/11
"Ava: Offer to let Percy use your notebook."

"C'mon. We can get mine. I never brought it with me 'cuz I didn't think I'd use it!"
"It's not the same...All that work...I...I can't..."

05/09/11
"=====>"

"My...my folder...my notebook..."

05/09/11
"=====>"

-GET
-OUT

05/09/11
"Ava: Pull him away."

-get out
-gEt ouT
-GeT oUT

05/09/11
"=====>"

-error
-get out of here
-waste of my time
-errors should be purged

05/09/11
"=====>"

"Percy!"
-get out

05/09/11
"Percy: Poke it."

"Though I do wonder--"

05/09/11
"Percy: Try to find file cabinet?"

"No time like the present..."

05/09/11
"...What are those things, anyway?"

"I've seen that stuff! It messes with rooms!"
"So it does. Luckily, everything seems to be in one piece here."
"We might as well try."

02/09/11
"=====>"

"If...uh...if the file cabinet's still there..."

02/09/11
"=====>"

"Oh."

02/09/11
"Ava: Catch up."

"Jeez, you could at least..."
"...What's up?"

31/08/11
"=====>"

"Wait up!"

31/08/11
"=====>"

31/08/11
"Percy: Direct Ava to the place where you saw her files, she might see something in her black papers"

"So if you'd just follow me..."

31/08/11
"Ava: Disregard infodump."

31/08/11
"Percy: Infodump."

29/08/11
"=====>"

"Ahem."

You were planning on heading elsewhere, but now that Ava so abruptly dropped in, you could always share your discoveries...

29/08/11
"=====>"

"Ava!"
"Yes?"
"Let go please."

29/08/11
"Ava: GLOMP."

"Peeercyyyyyy!"
"I missed you!"

29/08/11
"=====>"

Even the family you grew up with was unremarkable: you and your parents. Pretty simple.

29/08/11
"Percy: Try to remember your family"

You're sure you have full recollection of your family! It's only you and your wife, after all.

25/08/11
"=====>"

Regardless, something so peculiar should not be ignored.

25/08/11
"...Is there any evidence that would suggest they correlate to your amnesia'd memories?"

That's your top guess. If these pages were intended for your eyes alone, naturally they'd be something personally meaningful.

From what you can make out, it reads more like a story than a recollection of memories...but maybe if you remembered more, more words would appear?

They could be key to finding out why you're here, or even how to leave!

25/08/11
"=====>"

A bit shamefully, you dug around in the other folders. Nothing came up when you put them to the light.

You're sure it means something, but what, you don't know yet.

25/08/11
"Percy: Elaborate on discoveries."

...To be perfectly honest, you haven't solved any mysteries, per se...

But when you held up these pages to the light, they provided some interesting patterns.

They all had coherent words and phrases, but were blacked out and highlighted, as if censored by some unknown entity. However, the paper itself didn't feel inky; perhaps it was black to begin with?

23/08/11
"=====>"

Who knew one waiting room could have such an interesting discovery?

23/08/11
"Percy: So... what'cha doing?"

You've made some progress in your investigation, and are now heading elsewhere to look for more clues.

23/08/11
"=====>"

23/08/11
"Go up as far up as you can go."

The fifth floor it is.

22/08/11
"=====>"

Someone.

At this rate, you're not going to get anything done!

Out of five floors, there has to be somewhere no one will bother you.

22/08/11
"=====>"

Not to mention, that woman reminded you of...

22/08/11
"=====>"

You have to wonder if there's a conga line of individuals waiting to say hello every time you try to settle down. Maybe you do know these people--or at least, they know you. Maybe you're the only amnesiac here! They're just not telling you, and you're their personal in-joke.

22/08/11
"=====>"

Perhaps you're not exempt.

22/08/11
"=====>"

After all, this is, ultimately, a test.

22/08/11
"Juliet: Don't worry, this hospital is just messing with your crown chakra. You're going to get a few dents in your sight."

You could have interpreted your dream wrong. The signs you saw about this place have stayed on track, but the people you're meeting leave a bad taste in your mouth. You may have found wonderful like-minded individuals in your day to day life, but that is simply not the case here.

It's okay. They just don't understand what they see before them.

You'll just have to adapt.

21/08/11
"=====>"

"Where are you...going...?"

How could this happen? This isn't what you saw at all.

And hiding? From you? Awfully suspicious!

It looks like you'll have to do everything around here.

21/08/11
"=====>"

"Wait!"

21/08/11
"Juliet: This man is special!"

"What."
"Yes, I knew I should have gone in here! I was planning to take the elevator, but seeing these doors nearby--I swear they weren't there before--there had to be something for me beyond them!"

21/08/11
"=====>"

"Ohh, you think so. However--"
"Can you see the future too? Finally, someone with sense! How exciting!!"

21/08/11
"Juliet: "What were you hiding from?""

"What do you think? You!"
"Really? But we've never met!"

20/08/11
"=====>"

"What...what was THAT for?"

20/08/11
"Juliet: Totally not have seen him."

"Oh!!"

20/08/11
"Juliet: Go inside the room."

17/08/11
"Sam: Keep an eye on her. Discreetly."

Crap.

She saw you, you're sure of it.

17/08/11
"=====>"

17/08/11
"Sam: Dammit, not now! Gotta hide, gotta hide!"

16/08/11
"=====>"

16/08/11
"=====>"

...You think you hear something.

16/08/11
"=====>"

This is all theory. Conjecture.

If you're going to be theorizing, though, the "lab experiment" idea seems most likely. Why else would you have a number? There's probably some sick freak watching you right now, jotting down your actions for his twisted mind game.

16/08/11
"=====>"

You still don't think you're getting anywhere.

16/08/11
"Start with a list of what you're absolutely certain of."

13/08/11
"=====>"

All you're accomplishing is giving yourself a headache.

Great job, Herbert.

13/08/11
"=====>"

No, this doesn't make any sense.

13/08/11
"=====>"

But about the other parts...

Glasses are an indicator of poor eyesight. Being short-sighted, metaphorically rather than literally, can cause one to lose track of where their life is headed! And if the author of this wasn't able to see their future, they wouldn't realize that they would wake up...in a small room!

The last line is due to frustration and confusion of waking up here without knowing. It can be scary for those who don't see as clearly as you.

13/08/11
"Interpret those messages!"

9 PM! 9 PM IS right on time! Yes, you're sure it was 9 PM when you fell asleep and woke up here. It's all so vivid!

11/08/11
"=====>"

Oh well. You can always carry it with you.

11/08/11
"=====>"

The light in here is irritating.

11/08/11
"Juliet: If there's a notepad on the desk, read it."

09/08/11
"=====>"

Sheesh. Opening this door in your face. Vivian's sunk so low.

09/08/11
"Juliet: Fine! Just ignore her. What a spirit; always fiddling and meddling and futzing. What's her problem?!"

At least she's gone.

...For now.

09/08/11
"Quick! You need something with the same spiritual resonance as salt! What do you have on you?"

You don't have anything!!

That settles it. You're definitely visiting the cafeteria after this. This is ridiculous!

07/08/11
"=====>"

Ow.

07/08/11
"=====>"

07/08/11
"Run up and PUNCH HER IN THE FACE."

RRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

07/08/11
"Just say her name backwards three times and throw some salt at her."

That's what you normally do, but you don't have any salt! You suppose you could go back to the cafeteria, but this is URGENT!

It's time for DESPERATE MEASURES.

05/08/11
"=====>"

Vivian!

An evil spirit that's been haunting you!

Not even this supernatural hospital can shake her. How...annoying!

05/08/11
"=====>"

It's her.

05/08/11
"=====>"

Wait...

05/08/11
"The 2nd floor. Clearly."

You hurry to an elevator and exit on the second floor.

You remember putting some messages here! You wonder if they've been found.

03/08/11
"=====>"

Oh!!

You should visit the lower floors again!

But where to start?

03/08/11
"Use your POWERS OF PREDICTION to see what you should do."

YOU SEE...

03/08/11
"The paint spilling was not a mistake, it was just a happy accident. See if you see any signs in it."

Everything happens for a reason!

You see...

03/08/11
"=====>"

Whatever the case it spells trouble. With holes poked and punched in the parts, it resembles a maze. The center is left vulnerable. The walls can interlock and collide. Basically it's a mess!!

Speaking of messes...

03/08/11
"Juliet: Examine paintings. Confusing Inner Monologue about what they mean."

It all ties into the circle and its various permutations!

Things will fall into place soon, but is it too soon? No one will react to it well. The circles will all fit together only to get slashed mercilessly! It's a ripple effect; every section gets damaged somehow. Or perhaps they already are? You never factored time into it!

HMMM!

03/08/11
"Juliet: Fondly regard handnumber."

Yes!! The number you saw in your dreams!

22 is such a great number, isn't it? Everything in life comes in twos. Eyes, ears, lungs, chromosomes, halves of the brain, a lovely couple...pairs define humanity!

And here you have a pair of twos! Oh my!

30/07/11
"Enter name."

Your name is JULIET ROSS. You are unrelated to Bob Ross, but you love his show!

You are PSYCHIC! Not many are blessed with this talent, so you go out of your way to share it with others. You even have a telephone hotline so anyone can use your services, anytime! When you are not predicting futures and fortunes, you are PAINTING. What better way to see the workings of the mind than to see what it can produce?

Though you can see things others can't, you can't prevent them all on your own. This strange place is a test from above, and these people are proving to be stubborn!

What should you do?

30/07/11
"=====>"

No matter.

There are things to be done, paint or no paint.

Care to introduce yourself?

30/07/11
"Green: Be confused by his odd behavior and unwillingness to cooperate"

Ugh!

That man was so RUDE!

Rude rude rude rude.

You could say that all day if you had to.

Rude.

Perhaps he is not the one you saw.

30/07/11
"=====>"

"Have your dreams ever told you that?"

30/07/11
"Louis: Move to leave."

This was disappointing.

Then again, you weren't expecting much.

"If you wanted to talk to others you should have looked for them yourself."
"This cutesy 'seer' act serves as an embarrassment."

29/07/11
"=====>"

"M...my PAINT!"

29/07/11
"=====>"

29/07/11
"=====>"

"But still...a man with deep insecurities was to heed my call...and here we are now!"
"This was destined to happen, don't you see? Once everything falls into place I'm sure you will."

29/07/11
"Green: Start making references to the different symbols like you expect him to know what you're talking about."

"Drawing out everything helps me interpret...and my, what I saw! I had to do something, so I put out a warning! The numbers mean a lot for us and we shouldn't ignore them. It's been so long since I first awoke, though; no one seems to be listening! Are they not looking at the obvious truth around them?"
"That's just what's going to defeat us. Ignoring things will only make it worse. A perfect circle is so easily dented."

29/07/11
"Louis: Ask her why she was expecting you."

"Why, I summoned you here!"
"Yeah. With those messages. You'd be more subtle with a flashing arrow."
"No, I had a dream! I saw it all clearly!"

28/07/11
"=====>"

"I've been expecting you!"
"Really."
"Really!"

28/07/11
"=====>"

"Ah!"

28/07/11
"=====>"

You intend to give one.

28/07/11
"Louis: Look for explanations. Computers, books, other people who might not push you around without giving you the time of day. Like maybe the person in Room 4311."

Whoever wrote that probably wants a reply.

28/07/11
"=====>"

28/07/11
"Louis: Proceed to the elevator."

27/07/11
"=====>"

You recognize this area.

Your room should be down this hall, along with elevators that visit more than two floors and don't get stuck in the middle of going up.

As disrespectful as that man was, you're glad you got out of there.

27/07/11
"=====>"

This was unexpected.

27/07/11
"Louis: Disregard that door's sign"

Considering your experiences, you've learned not to trust anything in here.

Maybe the door opens--what the

27/07/11
"=====>"


06/01/95 10:03 PM

IPS.................................online

SRU..........................online--ERROR

PTP...........................initializing

SUBJECT 0...........................active

SUBJECT 4...........................active

SUBJECT 6..........................dormant

SUBJECT 7...........................active

SUBJECT 20.........................dormant

SUBJECT 22..........................active

SUBJECT 50..........................active

SUBJECT 81..........................active

SUBJECT 82..........................active

SUBJECT 83.........................dormant

!!!WARNING!!!

ERROR CODE Sx301B1

SRU has been activated improperly.
Please reset and recalibrate.

27/07/11
"=====>"

27/07/11
"Sam: You're not at a computer yet?"

You are now!

26/07/11
"Sam: Take a breath."

26/07/11
"=====>"

26/07/11
"Louie: Disengage blatant rage mode. Calm yourself."

26/07/11
"Sam: Continue your search for a computer."

You've vowed to find another computer to take a good look at the data once and for all.

Fortunately, you recall a specific room with everything you need.

26/07/11
"Ava: Try calling the elevator back."

26/07/11
"Sam: Flee red shirted freak to safety of IT department."

You pass the main desk on your way out.

The floppy disk was found already inserted into the computer there. The disk was blank, but the computer had a program open that had some sort of list. A report?

Whatever it was, the information could be exported, so you took what you could and put it on the disk.

You then killed the OS, erasing your trail. You couldn't afford to stay still for too long.

25/07/11
"Ava: ...Cherry? Hey, Cherry!"

"...Anyone?"

25/07/11
"=====>"

You're really not in the mood for this.

25/07/11
"=====>"

"Shut. Up."

25/07/11
"=====>"

"Haha, well, I'm quite distracting--"
"Shut up."
"What?"

25/07/11
"Louis: Yell at this woman for interrupting."

"You let him get away!"
"LET him? You DISTRACTED me!"

23/07/11
"=====>"

"Sam?"

23/07/11
"Ava: Catch up."

"Saaaaam!"

23/07/11
"=====>"

"I don't take kindly to being shoved around."

23/07/11
"=====>"

"Excuse me, sir!"

23/07/11
"=====>"

23/07/11
"Sam & Louis: Intensely switch places"

22/07/11
"=====>"

Unfortunately these seedy assholes won't leave you alone long enough to think about it clearly.

It's like they don't want you to remember.

22/07/11
"Sam: What'd you remember?"

You were fired.

The only job you ever cared about, ripped from your hands.

Unbelievable.

There has to be more to it. You're too good to get the boot so suddenly.

22/07/11
"Is the disc thing in your pocket okay?"

It looks fine. You'll check on the data once you get back to a computer.

22/07/11
"Worry about it later. Just try another door before she catches up!"

Forget rooms. Forget doors. The elevator is a more reliable exit at this point.

20/07/11
"=====>"

What the hell?

20/07/11
"=====>"

She--

20/07/11
"=====>"

She doesn't need to know what you remember.

She doesn't need to know what you found.

20/07/11
"Sam: You've gotta get away! They're trying underhanded tactics now, but you won't let them!"

You're the faster one here. You could hide in a room and she'll never know.

19/07/11
"=====>"

"THAT'S NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY!"

19/07/11
"Cherry: Try to pipe up and suggest that maybe fighting with each other isn't the best idea."

"Ava--"

19/07/11
"=====>"

19/07/11
"=====>"

"Reach in and"

19/07/11
"=====>"

"So I hope you don't mind if I just"

19/07/11
"Ava: Hey, what's that in Sam's chest pocket?"

"You're lying."
"Of course I am. There's no way you could be wrong!"
"My pants will spontaneously combust any second now."

18/07/11
"=====>"

"And it's SAM!"
"Jeez, what is wrong with you?! I was just saying hi!"
"Plus, I don't even know WHAT you're talking about! Weirdo!"

18/07/11
"Sam: Oh great it's the pink chick again. Brace yourself."

"Why are you following me?"
"Wait, what?"
"Oh, I know what you're after! Well, you can't have it!"

18/07/11
"His name was Stan or something, right? HI STAN!"

"Stan!"

18/07/11
"Ava: INITIATE GLOMPTECH"

You aren't THAT desperate. Come on.

16/07/11
"=====>"

"Orrrr...wait!"
"Isn't that...uh...what was his name...?"

16/07/11
"=====>"

"Hold on a sec...2431?"
"Ugh, we're going the wrong way!"

16/07/11
"Ava: Try to initiate small talk."

"Sooo...How old are you?"
"21."
"Oh? Are you in college?"
"Yeah...UAlbany...st-st-studying biology..."
"Awesome! You like animals and stuff, huh?"
"Ssssort of..."
"I dropped out of college...There wasn't much there for me, y'know? The thing I liked most was the chorus."

14/07/11
"=====>"

"Let's look for that. It could help us get back, too."
"Certainly somebody's worried about us!"

14/07/11
"=====>"

This is floor 2, but you can't even find your room.

"What number did you say it was, again?"
"2103..."
"Huh. Nowhere near it then."
"Does this hall look familiar, at least?"

"N-not really...My room is...it was near elevator A."

14/07/11
"Cherry: Look for a symbol on the floor. There could be a hidden switch."

Um...what?

13/07/11
"=====>"

What in the name of...

13/07/11
"Rick: I'M NOT DONE TALKING WITH YOU DAMMIT"

"Wait! The girls are over there! That creep could be after them!"
"Come on, Percy!"

13/07/11
"=====>"

-we failed

13/07/11
"=====>"

-we failed lou
-thats what they said

13/07/11
"Just go through."

-we failed

11/07/11
"=====>"

Odd.

11/07/11
"=====>"

11/07/11
"Louis: Take your leave."

You'll let them cool down. You have other things to do.

09/07/11
"=====>"

"Er...I think it'd be best if you go now."
"By the way, I'm Percival O'Neil, author. Thank you for your time."

09/07/11
"Percy: Ask about how many people Louis has seen, and how long ago he awoke here. Where here he awoke would be good too."

"Dunno. I'd guess an hour or so. Floor 2. Met this really pathetic looking Japanese girl. Short, dome-like hair...Didn't talk much."
"That's girly! What did you do to girly?!"
"Am I talking to you? I don't think I'm talking to you."

09/07/11
"Rick: Accuse Percy of betraying you"

"Slow down. I told you everything as I remember it, with as much detail as I remember it."
"Percy! Why are you still talking to that cad?!"
"Because I need his story."
"I hadn't even finished MINE!"
"Mr. Diamond, please, tell me if you remember more. That's different than anything else I've heard."

09/07/11
"Louis: be needlessly obtuse about anything you tell Percy."

"What do you remember last?"
"I went to some back-alley building and met a man. Then I woke up here."
"What?!"
"Why were you there? Do you know what he looked like? What did he do?"

09/07/11
"Percy: Show Louis your Notepad Symbol Compendium."

"Have you seen any symbols like these?"
"No."

06/07/11
"Percy: Intervene."

"Excuse me. That man...does not leave a good impression."
"WHAT."
"Before you leave, I have some questions."

06/07/11
"=====>"

"HEY! WAIT! You can't just...walk away! Not from ME!"
"Rick, would you calm down for just one second?"
"NO!"

06/07/11
"=====>"

"Goodbye."

06/07/11
"Percy/Rick L. Worth: Well, you've probably never experienced anything like this before either, so there is a precedent."

"Yeah well, neither have we!"
"Pardon me, but I prefer to look a little deeper before I jump to conclusions."
"I came here, I asked my question, and you didn't have an answer."

04/07/11
"=====>"

"Okay, Red, if you're so smart, what do you think?"

Speaking of, what's up with these two? The fat guy looks impressionable enough, but the oversensitive ham is going to give you a tough time.

"We could be drugged or dreaming. This could be some sort of virtual reality, or a very elaborate series of traps."
"The outside is an abyss!"
"It could still be any of those things."
"I don't believe that it's something 'supernatural' simply because I can't explain it right away. I've never experienced anything like that before in my life; why would it happen now?"

04/07/11
"Enter name."

Your name is LOUIS STONE (sometimes LOUIE, but only to those you wouldn't smack for saying such). You are a stockbroker and generally a very busy man. You've done your best to make it to the top and--perhaps more importantly--stay there. Likewise, you consider yourself very lucky. Your favorite number is 7, and even this deranged hospital knows it.

You're taking this situation in stride and believe there's a rational explanation for everything. Nothing's harmed you yet, and really, the biggest challenge so far has been the other people.

03/07/11
"=====>"

"That's very specific and highly believable."
"I'd like to see you come up with something better, mister..."
"Red Diamond."

Red Diamond is just a stupid alias. You have a million of them.

Who are you, really?

03/07/11
"=====>"

But now that you're here...

"Who do you think you are? I'll have you know we're doing plenty of investigation! Just look at this wall!"
"Oh? And what does that wall tell you?"
"That...something supernatural is afoot!"

03/07/11
"=====>"

"Of course. What did I expect? You don't know anything. We're all just a bunch of rats holed up in this maze."

All right.

"Guess I'll have to do it my way."

You figured you would sit around until something interesting happened.

This isn't quite what you had in mind.

03/07/11
"Red: Surely you must be up to something by now."

"Can you see that? You can see that."
"It was a perfectly fine magazine when I picked it up. What's going on? Huh?"

"Erm...we don't really know."

03/07/11
"=====>"

"Is this a joke?"

03/07/11
"Rick: Continue blathering"

"What do I remember last? To start, it was any other day. I went to work; school was winding down and the kids were all getting antsy but that was their problem! They still had to do their jobs! As did I! And I did it well!"
"Rick."
"I had my eyes on those slackers in P.E. They had to put their backs into it. I was way above their level when I was their age! Today's punks are so entitled. I can tell when those 'letters from the doctor' are faked."
"You're not answering the question."
"What?"

03/07/11
"Ava: Elevator action!"

"Weird. It only goes up one floor."
"Better than nothing, I guess."

02/07/11
"=====>"

"Seems like there's no shortage of elevators, huh?"
"We could go the long way up and around to meet the guys again."

02/07/11
"=====>"

-just go to bed and maybe youll wake up
-wake up from this dream
-surely this is a dream
-it has to be

"Seriously, what? You're worrying me."
-its the easy way out
"Nothing! It's nothing!"
"OkaaAAAaay..."

02/07/11
"Ava: Seek a way out!"

-cherry
-you should rest

"Do you hear that?"
"Hear what?"
-go back to your room
-draw some pictures
-hide
-escape
-isnt that what you do

"Uh...never...nevermind..."

02/07/11
"Cherry: You don't feel too good...."

"What's up?"
"N...nothing..."

Sigh.

"We can't just sit around here and wait. Let's keep going."

01/07/11
"=====>"

"Welp."

01/07/11
"=====>"

"YOU'RE a published author?! Goodness, why didn't we meet sooner? I was worried everyone here was a simpleton."
"Oh, I write nonfiction--historical sorts of things. It's fascinating to me, yes, but to others it's not much."
"What are you talking about? I LOVE history! Have you written anything about the '60s? The '60s were a good time."
"Mhm, mostly about the cultural revolution--"
"EVEN BETTER!"

01/07/11
"=====>"

"Guys? ...Anyone?! Hello!!"

01/07/11
"Ava: Pound on the door and yell."

"Is anyone out there? Rick? Percy?"

01/07/11
"Cherry: Pick off some of the squiggly ooze from the crevice there"

It doesn't...feel right...

You can't describe it beyond that.

30/06/11
"=====>"

"Um."
"This...was the way out, right?"

30/06/11
"=====>"

30/06/11
"=====>"

"Anyway, looks like the computer's busted. We might as well head back."
"Coming?"

30/06/11
"=====>"

"What are you even doing?"
"Err..."

30/06/11
"Cherry: Tap various parts of the picture. Think if any of those places look familiar."

None of these look like Albany!!

29/06/11
"=====>"

"'Cherry?' That's cute!"
"Y...you think so...?"
"Totally! I'm Ava. It's nice and snappy but it's not like it's a plant or a feeling or a place or anything!"

29/06/11
"=====>"

"Better not let Percy near it, or we'll be here for weeks! Haha!"
"So what's your name? You're kinda quiet."
"Oh...Cherry..."

29/06/11
"Cherry: Shouldn't someone go after Ava...?"

"See? Told him. It's as empty as the rest of this dump. I doubt the computer even works."
"Odd picture though."

29/06/11
"Percy: Well okay let's check them out."

"If you say so...I don't want us to split up for long. Five minutes, at most."
"Oh, no. We'll be coming right back here. Think of this as...our meeting place!"

28/06/11
"=====>"

...Oh dear.

"I see you're taking notes. Good man. I came across something over here worth noting!"

28/06/11
"Percy: Attempt to be relevant."

"I told you we should have gone there."
"But there's not gonna be anyone there! Just watch!"

28/06/11
"=====>"

"I assume you all woke up here with memory loss too."
"I'm headed to the main desk, primarily to complain."

28/06/11
"=====>"

"Richard Lawrence Worth, but you can call me Rick."

28/06/11
"Ava: Flirt with the rugged looking stud."

"And who might YOU be?"

25/06/11
"=====>"

"Were you trying to be heard all the way down the hall? 'Cuz it worked!"

25/06/11
"=====>"

"HEY!"

25/06/11
"Clearly the building is suffering from Plaster Cancer. Look at all those tumors."

CLEARLY!

"It has to be something supernatural. Considering our circumstances, that's not out of the question."

22/06/11
"Cherry: Examine wall scrawlings"

"I mean...um...it's g-giving me the creeps...it used t-t-to be...uh...a message...I don't know who wrote that either but..."
"The g-g-glass was fine too...it was just...a w-wall, y'know...?"

"Then what do you propose happened, hm?"
"I don't know..."

22/06/11
"Cherry: Point at architecture/green message."

"This is different!"
"Huh?"

22/06/11
"=====>"

"Wait!"

22/06/11
"Rick: Demand answers."

"Is anyone working here? Where's the main desk? This is...this is...ridiculous! Downright impossible! An OUTRAGE! Do you hear me?!"

20/06/11
"=====>"

"Oh."

20/06/11
"=====>"

20/06/11
"=====>"

"What's that, girly? Come on, you should know not to underestimate--"

20/06/11
"Cherry: try mention that there's nothing past the entrance. probably fail."

"Ah, here we are!"
"I don't see a sign of our note-maker. Must be outside."
"Rick...n...I d-d-don't...umm..."

20/06/11
"Rick: To the entrance!"

"Hm. Strange architecture this place has."

18/06/11
"=====>"

"I was heading to the entrance, myself."

18/06/11
"=====>"

"Do you treat all your notes that badly?"

18/06/11
"=====>"

18/06/11
"Cherry: Don't freak out! Take a deep breath and give him the crumpled piece of paper!"

16/06/11
"=====>"

"So what have you got there?"

16/06/11
"=====>"

"I see you have an 82 on your hand."
"I have 81. I'm pretty sure the 8 is supposed to be an infinity symbol, but the numbers can't be coincidence. You're my number two!"

16/06/11
"Rick: Understand that people are just too blown away by your looks to talk to you properly."

"Doooon't worry about it. Startling, I know. You must not have run into many good people, but never fear. You've ran into the best possible option."
"And where are my manners? The name's Richard Lawrence Worth, but you can call me Rick."

16/06/11
"Cherry: C'mon, answer the man. Surely you can just tell him that you have no idea what's going on?"

"Um...I-I don't...w-well there's...there's...uhhh..."

15/06/11
"=====>"

"Yes? No?"
"...Not much for talking, are you."

15/06/11
"=====>"

15/06/11
"=====>"

"Do you know how many of us there are? And who, by any chance, organized this? I've been simply dying for some answers."

15/06/11
"Rick: Have lost sight of Sam. Go after Cherry instead."

"HELLO!"

15/06/11
"Cherry: check the stairwell you've been clambering up and down; see if it goes down further."

Um...

No, this is the last floor.

14/06/11
"=====>"

What on earth was that all about?

14/06/11
"=====>"

14/06/11
"=====>"

Woah woah hold up

14/06/11
"Rick: Follow that roguishly handsome man and berate him with questions."

"Roguishly handsome?!" The only one fitting that description is you.

That man is better suited for "disgustingly gremlinesque."

Unfavorable hygienic habits aside, you follow. He is your only lead, and you never back down from a challenge.

13/06/11
"=====>"

That man...

He reeks of...

SUSPICIOUSNESS!

13/06/11
"=====>"

"Find someone else to bother! I didn't intend to talk to you and I'm not going to!"

13/06/11
"Introductions are in order!"

"Hey now! That's no way to talk to Richard L. Worth!"
"...Is that supposed to ring a bell?"
"Yes, and I have many questions for you, little man. Questions concerning you, this hospital, and various things I've--"

12/06/11
"=====>"

"What are you doing?! What do you want?"

12/06/11
"=====>"

Maybe he's deaf?

12/06/11
"Rick: ... perhaps he's foreign. Begin shouting things in different languages you've heard at games, in the hopes of a positive reaction."

"Hello? Uhh...¿Qué pasa? Bonjour, mon petit homme!"
"...No? Bist du da? Kikoemasu ka?"

12/06/11
"Sam: flashbacks to highschool. Babble."

"Egh...buh...wh...j...geh..."

11/06/11
"=====>"

"YOU THERE!"

11/06/11
"=====>"

AH-HA!

11/06/11
"=====>"

11/06/11
"Find the nearest miscreant and DEMAND to know where you are being held. Head directly to your left."

Yes! Abducting you...tattooing a number on your hand...and changing your clothes?! What chicanery is this? And where is everyone?

Even if someone did this all for you (which would be flattering, although a peculiar way to go about such flattery), you know you're not alone.

11/06/11
"Rick: Find somewhere to shave, you scruffy urchin."

Preposterous! This isn't some everyday 5 o'clock shadow. This stubble is MAINTAINED, and you intend to keep it for quite a while.

Ruggedness is all the rage, and you make sure to have plenty of ruggedness to go around.

11/06/11
"Enter name."

Your name is RICHARD LAWRENCE WORTH, often shorted to the snazzier RICK L. WORTH. You require others to include the middle initial. People have middle names for a reason, you tell them.

You are a prestigious football coach and athletics teacher, but that's not all you do. You are a member of several country clubs, have a wonderful suburban home (that you keep in top condition), and a FICO score of 800. You even prevented a bank robbery once.

Obviously there's no stopping you. Not even this whole "wake up in a room with minor amnesia" thing.

You're getting to the bottom of this, but what should you do next?

10/06/11
"=====>"

You--that is to say, this incredibly dashing gentleman--have been waiting so very patiently for your grand entrance.

It's about time your efforts were rewarded.

Who are you?

10/06/11
"=====>"

Nearby...

10/06/11
"=====>"

In the present, you've mustered the energy to stumble back up the stairs and get out of the basement.

You don't want to go back there anytime soon.

10/06/11
"Pass out."

You think you'll

rest a while.

10/06/11
"=====>"

You shouldn't have come here.

10/06/11
"=====>"

10/06/11
"=====>"

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10/06/11
"=====>"

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10/06/11
"=====>"

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10/06/11
"=====>"

It feels like the floor is coming up from underneath you.

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10/06/11
"Click."

09/06/11
"=====>"

It's dark down here.

Is there a light switch or something?

09/06/11
"Sam: Descend"

09/06/11
"=====>"

Ah.

A stairwell.

Surely this basement can't be much deeper.

09/06/11
"Sam: Pull the door open and stay behind it so you're not visible to the room's interior."

All right, what do we have here...

08/06/11
"Look through hole."

The lock isn't even there. It's a hole.

It's just sitting there. Mocking you. Beckoning you.

08/06/11
"=====>"

The pattern is striking. Just as the elevator stuck out like a flashing neon warning sign, so does this door.

08/06/11
"Sam: you've spent checking rooms for conspiracies against you, becoming slowly more certain that someone is deliberately doing all of this to you."

Next, you moved onto the other rooms down here. There weren't that many.

In a twist that might have surprised anyone but you, they were all locked, with nary a key in sight.

Someone's setting you up.

You knew it all along.

08/06/11
"INVESTIGATING!"

What else?

It turns out there was no one else in the cafeteria (that you saw, anyway). You came across the kitchen itself, which smelled horridly of sour milk.

Food coloring was scattered on the counter. Apparently, this is where that weird paint was made.

Not wanting to stay in that mess any longer, you double-checked the area and left.

07/06/11
"=====>"

Looks like they're going to be a while.

What have you been up to?

07/06/11
"Percy: Try to remember that you are a married man, ring or no ring."

"Stop that!"

07/06/11
"Percy: Fuss"

"J...just..."

07/06/11
"Ava: Keep fondling that pillar"

"AM I RIGHT?"

06/06/11
"=====>"

"Plus there are all these weird symbols you love. Am I right?"

06/06/11
"=====>"

"When you said 'parking lot,' I was under the impression there would be cars."
"Yeah, well, there aren't. Isn't that juuuuust as mysterious?"

06/06/11
"=====>"

06/06/11
"Percy: Nervously finish and follow her back out, oh dear rushing is so unpleasant"

"...Yes?"

05/06/11
"=====>"

"Check this out! There's a parking lot over here!"

05/06/11
"=====>"

"HEY!"

05/06/11
"=====>"

All in due time.

05/06/11
"Mysterious painter: Come down and say hi."

She is tied up at the moment!

She apologizes for this inconvenience.

She knows she will be introduced eventually.

05/06/11
"=====>"

...

Ah, wonderful silence.

05/06/11
"Ava: Get tired of Percy's shenanigans and leave."

"Ugh! Whatever! I'm outta here."

03/06/11
"=====>"

"We'll be done when we're done. I'm just analyzing a few things."
"Pshh, more like, we're done when YOU'RE done. It's not like this mysterious painter person is coming down to us here to say hi or anything!"

This hasn't been going so well.

03/06/11
"=====>"

"Are we done in here yet? I mean, what, are you copying, like, the whole room layout in there?"

03/06/11
"=====>"

"Gee, I could've told you that!"
"Oh, so do you want to take notes now? I'll even let you borrow my pen."
"I'm just saying!"

03/06/11
"=====>"

"I think we need to find whoever's making these."

03/06/11
"Sam: Approach murals with EXTREME CAUTION."

"So, what do you think, Mr. Super Sleuth?"

01/06/11
"=====>"

Someone was busy.

01/06/11
"=====>"

Oh.

01/06/11
"=====>"

Whatever the case, the cafeteria could be worth checking out. Might as well, after all the trouble you went to in order to get down here.

01/06/11
"Go to the cafeteria because you are starving."

It suddenly occurs to you that you haven't thought about food at all since you woke up. And now that you're thinking about it, you're not hungry. All this stress must have mitigated your biological needs.

You hope.

30/05/11
"=====>"

You are now in the previously-unheard of basement.

30/05/11
"=====>"

Oh, you're here. On a floor. Not falling to your doom.

Clearly the hospital has spared you because it wants to make you suffer more emotionally jarring investigation.

30/05/11
"Sam: Take a gander at the floor diagram, or whatever it is, on your way down. Anything intriguing?"

You can't make heads or tails of it, but it's got to mean something. There's a single symbol that stands out, but nothing else. Maybe it's an incredibly vague "you are here" thing. Maybe it's something more. Is this even a map? Considering the lack of...anything, probably not.

So...it's mysterious crap.

Wonderful.

30/05/11
"=====>"

It's like the whole facility is taunting you by throwing one freaky thing after another at you.

Maybe if this did plunge you into the void, it'd be an easier way out than whatever the place is planning next.

But that's a dumb train of thought.

Buildings aren't sentient.

...Right?

30/05/11
"Sam: Go to the basement."

Throwing all caution to the wind, you decide it's your turn next. You're getting rather impatient with all this mysterious spooky crap. It's just not for you.

28/05/11
"=====>"

...Well. Color you surprised. It came back in one piece.

28/05/11
"=====>"

It should be down there by now.

28/05/11
"=====>"

28/05/11
"=====>"

It opens instantly, apparently having waited for you the whole time.

There's only one other floor option available.

You put the can in and send it to the basement.

28/05/11
"=====>"

This is the administrative area, so there's an abundance of office supplies to use.

You quickly retrieve a pen holder and call the elevator.

28/05/11
"What if the elevator just drops you into the void? Whoever's doing this probably out to get you."

You think...you'll test it.

24/05/11
"=====>"

So now you're back to here. This elevator. Not even this elevator gets to be innocent.

You had figured you were on the ground floor. This was the lowest that B elevator went.

Yet this one only has a down arrow.

24/05/11
"=====>"

The thought made you freak out a little and knock over a potted plant. Luckily no one saw you.

You think.

Maybe you're being surveyed.

No. Enough.

You left the room after that. You might come back to it later, but right now you want nothing to do with it. Needless to say, you ripped up the folder.

24/05/11
"=====>"

You keep trying to remember details of how you got here, but keep coming up blank. If you can't remember how your day ended, what else might have been erased?

Maybe you know the others here. Or...maybe someone knows you. Maybe you've been jumping to conclusions.

No. They're strangers. They have to be.

24/05/11
"=====>"

It was a file with your name on it. There were papers inside, but they were all black, as if they were the result of a fax prank.

No way it's coincidence.

24/05/11
"=====>"

You wouldn't like to admit it, but considering "escape" was no longer a possibility, you had to resort to...investigation. On your own terms, of course.

Seriously, what was that fat guy on about? Notes? What is this, school? He's probably taking notes about all of you instead. Creep.

Anyway, you checked a nearby waiting room. You rifled through the cabinets, and found something particularly shocking.

24/05/11
"Sam: Finally start to get paranoid."

A short while into the past...

You are Sam Herbert once again.

You have become increasingly stressed ever since opening the front door, and have now stumbled your way to an elevator marked C.

24/05/11
"=====>"

Wha...

Are you seeing things...?

24/05/11
"Cherry: Tell us about your self-insert"

You wouldn't really call Vera a self-insert! She is a brave and strong knight, which you couldn't even pretend to be--

23/05/11
"=====>"

And then--

The flickering stops as quickly as it came.

Must have been a hiccup.

How's this place getting power, anyway? Floating generators?

23/05/11
"=====>"

Is your room losing power, or the whole hospital?

23/05/11
"=====>"

Huh?

23/05/11
"=====>"

...

You lose track of time.

You're certain that whatever you're supposed to be using this for, you're no longer using it properly.

But it's fun. You always had a tendency to doodle in class.

23/05/11
"=====>"

It's better than nothing.

23/05/11
"=====>"

You don't really know why you have a notebook, but you suppose you could put it to use to gather your thoughts.

23/05/11
"Cherry: Yeeaaah... might be best to just stay put."

Fortunately for you, your room is right next door.

21/05/11
"=====>"

You think you want to rest a while.

21/05/11
"=====>"

"It's my favorite card suit."

21/05/11
"=====>"

"By the way..."
"You can call me Red Diamond."

21/05/11
"=====>"

"All right then."

21/05/11
"Cherry: Choke on your own words."

"N...n...no...I...n..."

20/05/11
"=====>"

"Is this yours?"

20/05/11
"=====>"

20/05/11
"=====>"

"...Oh. Running. How blasé."

A dead end.

20/05/11
"Run away."

"Therapy? Let me guess, speech therapy, right?"

20/05/11
"Cherry: Explain to Red the last thing you remember doing before you woke up here. Apologize for each and every part of it."

"Th...th...therapy...ap-ap-appointment...I...uh...was g-going to one...m-mom made me...um..."
"I took my b-bike...don't...don't remember what happens next...I'm s-s-sorry..."

19/05/11
"=====>"

"Now, what are you doing up here, hm?"

19/05/11
"=====>"

"No idea. Certainly isn't MY penmanship."

19/05/11
"=====>"

19/05/11
"=====>"

"Out with it."

19/05/11
"Okay, calm down. Ask if he wrote the note."

"I...I...th-this...uh..."
"I...umm...d-did you..."

18/05/11
"=====>"

"Ah, there you are."

18/05/11
"=====>"

18/05/11
"=====>"

"Don't pretend I'm hearing things."
"This place is rather empty, isn't it? The sound of a door or footsteps tapping rhythmically on the sterile floor...it rings out as clear as a bell."

18/05/11
"=====>"

"Hello out there."

Wh-what

18/05/11
"Cherry: Proceed to search the floor, but be sure to cautiously peek around every corner. You can never be too paranoid!"

Yeah okay--

17/05/11
"Go back to your room. Was there anything else there of importance?"

Your room seemed fine, per se, but in your rush to meet your mystery note-sender, you probably ignored some things on the floor.

It could be worth a look.

17/05/11
"=====>"

You decide to take the stairs instead.

17/05/11
"Be too nervous to actually call the elevator. I mean what if it came and there was someone already inside? How would you cope?"

17/05/11
"=====>"

Instead of enduring a potential social blunder, you retrace your steps to the elevator you came from.

17/05/11
"Cherry: Resist urge to anxiously bite your fingernails."

No, that's dumb.

He is a very angry man, you've seen, and he would criticize you for even coming near him.

You fail to resist the urge.

17/05/11
"=====>"

It's the angry guy.

Perhaps you should say hello. Perhaps you two could go investigate together, and maybe you could be a shadow, an observer, not having to worry about messing up; he could do all the work since he seems so confident and really you're fine with that, if not happy; no obligation and no pain...

17/05/11
"Check other floors"

Sure. There's nothing else to do.

You hear some noise coming from the nearby waiting room.

17/05/11
"You have a number on the back of your left hand, right?"

Yeah. 82.

...

You got nothing.

16/05/11
"=====>"

You had found a note in the room where you awoke.

Whoever promised this, they never showed.

You can tell it definitely wasn't the people who just left; they seemed just as confused as you are.

16/05/11
"Enter name."

Your name is CHERRY TRAU. Who names their kid CHERRY? It's always sort of embarrassed you. You don't even like cherries.

You are a college student, going into your senior year next semester. Your major is biology. Those are the questions everyone asks, aren't they? There really isn't much else to say. You never liked introductions either.

This place makes you very nervous. You've been mulling in this cafe for a while, wondering what to do.

16/05/11
"They probably don't want you here; probably better if you just went somewhere else"

Yeah.

It's okay. You're used to it.

So who're you, exactly?

16/05/11
"=====>"

He's gone, too.

16/05/11
"=====>"

Oh, they're gone.

16/05/11
"Blue: Take an unusually typical interest in the pink one."

"Wait--"

15/05/11
"Perspective change: Happen"

...You've been there the whole time, haven't you?

15/05/11
"Sam: Do your trick. Flip out on this super paranoia inducing situation"

"I'm going this way. Don't follow me. I don't want your company. If I see you stalking around me again I'll--"
"All right."
"Let's go, Ava."

15/05/11
"=====>"

"We investigate. Find patterns. Take notes. Like I SAID."
"No. I'm not doing that. That wastes time."
"Are we being timed, Sam?"
"I dunno! And I don't care! I just want to get out of here, oh, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!"

15/05/11
"Sam: swap anger for bafflement"

"I--gh--what IS this?!"
"I assure you we don't know any better than you do."
"Yeah but...but..."
"What do we do now? I'm getting the heebie-jeebies..."

13/05/11
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13/05/11
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13/05/11
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13/05/11
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13/05/11
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13/05/11
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13/05/11
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13/05/11
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here

13/05/11
"=====>"

It's time to get out of

13/05/11
"Enter the Exit"

See? That was easy. You don't need notes. You don't need to "stick together." You only needed to locate an exit.

Some people like making games out of things. Well, that's definitely not you. And it shouldn't be anyone who managed to actually grow up.

12/05/11
"=====>"

"Found it."

12/05/11
"Sam: Level up in grumpiness, head towards exit."

"Look, mister, I don't know what your problem is, and frankly I don't WANT to know, but--"

12/05/11
"Ava: Pout."

OOOooh this guy makes you mad. Who does he think he is?!

12/05/11
"Sam: Can you even shake these guys off anymore?"

Considering they apparently want to be your new best friends, probably not.

If they're going to persistently stalk you then you can at least lead them to a way out so they'll never have to bother you ever again.

"Come oooooooon! Don't be such a grump! You're making me cry!"
"Grow up."
"What!!"

12/05/11
"Percy: Pick at those words with a fingernail. What are they made out of?"

It's hard to tell. It feels like dried paint, but smells sort of like...milk?

Homemade paint? Is that a thing?

11/05/11
"=====>"

"...And what are you doing?"
"Taking notes."
"Why?"
"Because no one else will."
"As long as there isn't anything about me in there."

11/05/11
"Ava: Query name and then drone on forever about nothing."

"Wow, what's this gibberish?"
"Gah! Don't do that! What's your problem?"
"Jeez, sorry for wanting to stick together! You know, like, in horror movies, if the gang splits up you just KNOW they're going to be killed off, and yet you keep screaming at the TV, 'No! Don't do it! Don't go in there!' but they DO--"
"This isn't a stupid movie!"
"So what's YOUR name?"
"Sam! It's Sam, okay? Now will you leave me alone?!"

11/05/11
"=====>"

11/05/11
"=====>"

Wait what's this

11/05/11
"Sam: Make a break for it!"

THESE

PEOPLE

What do they WANT with you? It's really starting to scare you.

You take a few turns and run by a closed gift shop. Why do hospitals need gift shops?

10/05/11
"Ava: Follow Sam."

NOOOOOOO

10/05/11
"Worry about being followed."

"Hey! Buddy!"

No.

10/05/11
"=====>"

Soon you reach a fork in the road, though there's a convenient sign for you.

Perhaps too convenient.

10/05/11
"Sam: Turn to your right. The door should be thataways."

Probably, considering the one behind you is locked.

The sign over it reads SURGERY. Looks like you're in a hospital.

Huh.

You hate hospitals.

09/05/11
"=====>"

That was a stunningly uneventful ride.

Now where's the front door of this train wreck?

09/05/11
"Sam: Head to ground floor immediately."

09/05/11