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05/03/17
"Greg: Move onto next gift"

You take off the sweater, its way too warm to wear it right now for now anyways. After captchaloging the sweater and putting back on your jacket, you think about the next present to open… You can consult your dad and ask him again but he may want you to choose on your own, there’s a lot of different options… You can either keep on going from biggest to smallest gift or you can try to go from smallest to biggest gift… So many different options…


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05/03/17
"Greg: Wear Sweater"

You put on the sweater, putting your coat into your captchalogue for a moment… Wow this sweater feels nice too, it feels really warm in it, even if it's not that bulky. Plus it feels soft too, like it's a blanket. God this is great already!


Dad: Well ...Do you like it?
Dad: You look really happy so you like it right?
Greg: Dad this is a great gift!
Greg: It feels really nice and soft and I just. Wow

Dad: Aha im glad you like it son!
Dad: I was hoping I got the sizing right but
Greg: In all honesty dad
Greg: It feels really nice to me!
Greg: And it fits well. So theres that too

Dad: Ah good good good, Im glad you like it!
Greg: Here lemme put this back and open another

05/03/17
"Greg: Open Box"

You open up the box, having the lid go down next to the pile. Looking in the box it looks like… Wait a minute… is that a purple sweater? Aw man look at this thing! Did dad put time into making it or did he find it? If he made it then this must have taken a long time! You should ask him about it.


Greg: Dad did you make this for me?
Greg: Because if you did then wow this looks really nice!

Dad: I did put some time into it to make it, yea!
Dad: I had to go through a bit of a learning process in order to make it right. Luckily I finished before your birthday but I cut it close!
Greg: How the heck did you learn to make this so well?
Dad: A father does for his son what needs to be done best right?
Greg: Right! Here let me try it on for a moment

05/03/17
"--}"

This present seems somewhat light, you thought it would be a lot heavier considering the size of it, but it feels really light! It does seem like it would have something light in it though, you think its some sort of clothing box, at least with how the top looks. But there’s no real telling unless you are to open it, isn't there? Plus your Dad is waiting, he seems to be happy too so, take a peek in and see what the present is.

05/03/17
"Greg: Choose a gift!"

You search around the pile, looking for a gift to open. Having your Dad here feels much more fitting and happier. Great to have him around when opening your gifts, you enjoy having someone with you to experience the awesome stuff you get to do. Plus you’re glad that your Dad is interested in celebrating your birthday and getting you these gifts too. You’re really glad that he’s so kind!
Anyways, which to choose, maybe you should pick a random one… Or you can ask your Dad!


Greg: Hey dad. What present should I open first?
Greg: They all seem like theyll be cool so. You choose for me!

Dad: Choose for you? Hmm…
Dad: I didnt really design them to be opened in a specific order, so…
Dad: How about you open the biggest one first? The white one in the center?
Greg: The one beneath the two other boxes?
Greg: Alright then


05/03/17
"Greg: Go open those presents"

You can't contain your excitement, the thoughts of the various gifts rush through your head!

05/03/17
"--}"


Dad: You brought it over to your room?
Greg: Yea! I was thinking of opening it there but well
Greg: I almost forgot about asking you about it…

Dad: It's fine if we open it in there, dont worry!
Dad: I'm just wondering because the foyer has much more space.
Greg: Yea I know. I should have kept it down there but you know
Greg: Stuff happens?
Greg: Plus im not too sure if it will really change anything besides that. Because the gifts are small right?

Dad: They’re small enough, yes, don't worry son!
Dad: I put heart and thought into those presents, I think you’ll enjoy all of them!
Dad: At least I hope you do.
Greg: Dad knowing the time and thought you put into most of your gifts I think theyll be awesome!
Greg: Should we go open them now? Can we? Please?

Dad: Yes we can son, let's go to your room!

05/03/17
"Greg: Wait for your dad"

You’d wait for your dad to come out but you’re not sure about getting your phone out right now, you don't mind waiting but you want at least something to preoccupy yoursel- Oh, wait there he is, he seems happy as usual, though a bit confused, probably due to you waiting for him!


Dad: Hey Son, what are you doing waiting around for?
Dad: Did you already find all of your presents?
Greg: Yea I think I did
Greg: I was just waiting for you since were going to open the gifts right?

Dad: Yes we were!
Dad: I accidently fell asleep and when I woke up you weren't here, so I went to my room to relax for a bit.
Greg: Ah alright. How did you know I was outside though?
Greg: Was it your so called “parental intuition” or something?

Dad: Well I came out because I thought you would be done, and well, seems as if you are!
Dad: Though you need to answer my one question and one question only!
Greg: Is the question one of your weird trivia questions or
Dad: No its a BETTER question!
Dad: How many presents are there and how many did you find?
Greg: Uhhhhhhhh
Greg: Seven?

Dad: Well I guess thats how many you found then hahah...
Dad: I'm not going to say the amount there are because I need to see the pile.
Greg: Oh the pile is in my room
Dad: It is?

05/03/17
"Greg: Go get your father!"

Since he wasn’t on the chair downstairs and his computer was on the table downstairs, he would probably be in his room, especially considering the fact that when you were talking to IV you didn't hear any jokes or laugh tracks from the living room, or laughing from him. So the place he probably is is in his room. You would go in there but he doesn't like it when you scare him or intrude in his room, he may be doing Art and you could mess it up!

05/03/17
"Greg: You’re forgetting someone!"

Oh god that’s right, thats what's wrong! After all that your father has done for you and getting all these gifts, you’d think that at least he’d be opening gifts with you, right? You can’t just open them alone, you’d feel really awful if you just did that, I mean he probably would treasure you opening them with him! I mean you did open that one gift from before but, he didn't know about it, hopefully… You should probably go find your dad!

05/03/17
"Greg: Open your presents"

After much delay, you decide it’s time to finally open up your presents! You crouch and try to find the first gift to open. There’s so many presents, more than you’re used to for your birthday. You usually only get, like, 2 or 3, so this amount seems like a lot to you, maybe its to commemorate your 15th birthday but that would probably make more sense for your… thirteenth… hang on something’s missing… you can’t put your finger on it, but something is definitely off… Maybe its the fact that there's so many that it feels wrong or- Wait wait wait.

27/02/17
"--}"

After many attempts and failures, you FINALLY crack the lock. Thinking that it’ll only get harder with larger objects worries the hell out of you... to be honest though it does seem a little fun, even if its tedious. Now that your gifts are all placed, you have a couple options here; you could either open these, check how the game is doing, or explore even more of the house. You haven’t gone to your Dad’s room or your garage yet, but you should do what's interesting to you first… lets see…

27/02/17
"Greg: Attempt to Solve this"

Alright you'll give it your best shot... Nope... Nope another failure... Your finger isn't precise enough to glide alone this pathway like you usually would, you’ll have to carefully slide your way across, and… damn it. So how about… damn it! This is going to take awhile… You could try to get help for this but you want to be able to solve it on your own… What is this loop even? Its like a lock or something or layered?... Jeez...

27/02/17
"--}"

This is... seriously ridiculous. Each path is really close to each other, and your finger might just slip, and you’ll have to start this all over again. It'll take a long time to just get through the first little bit that you wont even get to the loop... The board even feels a bit weird as you hold it too… You’ll try to do this but this looks tough.

27/02/17
"Greg: Place the Present Pile!"

Okay, now that you’re in your room and you’ve got your gifts, time to place the pile! It seems like it’s locked by your Pathway Modus and… oh… oh dear. That is one big pathway. You didn’t even consider that the pathway would get harder with the more presents you stacked. Hell there even seems to be a Loop here? You’ve never seen a loop in a pathway before, its usually just a straight forward thing!

27/02/17
"Greg: Head to Your Room"

27/02/17
"Greg: Captchalogue Present Pile"

You take your stack of gifts. And as you were saying... You can’t wait to get all of these presents back in your room and open them up! You cant imagine the different possible gifts that can be given, the ideas that rush through your head just make it all seem so cool! You should go upstairs now.

27/02/17
"--}"

You REALLY dont like that guy… it’s just something about them. Maybe it’s because you two are polar opposites in the way you act, maybe it’s just because they’re a total piece of... For whatever reason they are just a real thorn in your side for some reason... Anyhow, because your friends will be messaging you more often, you should take your phone with you. Plus, if IV ever decides to ruin your day again, you can respond to him. Might as well take the charger too, just in case.

27/02/17
"Greg: Respond to IV..."



-( impoundedVeil[IV] began pestering programmedEnigma [PE] )-

IV: ey Greg
IV: Yo
IV: dude
IV: Hey dude Respond
IV: dude
IV: Dude where The hell are ya
IV: hey
IV: HEY
IV: DUDE GREG HEY

PE: What.
PE: Youve sent like. Ten messages in twenty seconds. Calm down.

IV: lmao Sorry, RL told Me its your Fuckin birthday or something.
IV: so, Happy birthday dude
IV: ya Get any Good Shit?

PE: I got the new game thats come out today. Havent opened anything else.
IV: oh Shit nice, is It that gamma Game or something? idk Lol.
PE: Yes. It is.
IV: fuck Dude Nice. i got It Too. looks Like Most of us got this Game, eh?
IV: we Should all play together, That Would be Cool As fuck.

PE: I try to do single player first. You should know this.
IV: should i? Lol
PE: Sssure.
PE: Hang on my dad’s calling me I need to go now.

IV: alright Bud. do what Ya need. have Fun being alone Or some Shit k? Lmao
PE: Yep.
PE: See you.


-( programmedEnigma [PE] has stopped pestering impoundedVeil[IV] at 11:31 AM )-

27/02/17
"Greg: Check Who’s Messaging"

Going to your phone, you find out it’s none other than... gggguhhhh... IV.. They’re… kind of a friend of RL, and they message you all the time. Knowing them, if you neglect to respond to them, they’ll just keep spamming and spamming and spamming until you remove them. Or something like that. You should-- no, NEED to respond to them before they blow up your phone with enough spam to flood a river.

27/02/17
"Greg: Deposit into the Present Pile"

You stack the last present atop the pile, and take a second to admire how it’s grown. There are a LOT of presents here, you just can’t wait to open all of these wonderful multicolored gi-- GOD THERE IT GOES AGAIN. Whoever’s trying to message you sure is persistent… hm… Well, you should go and at least check who it is...

27/02/17
"--}"

You suppose you could head downstairs after all of that, you could deposit your last gift, maybe take the whole pile up to your room too and all that but... there goes your phone. It’s making the familiar ringing sound when you get a text message... You should check that, but first, the pile.

27/02/17
"Greg: Leave the Bathroom"

27/02/17
"--}"

You store the Stool you used to see the bathroom mirror in the cupboard, and… you… guess that works? It was there before but... It’s not neat or anything, but hey, nothing's perfect. You shouldn’t try to fix the stool though, you should go explore a bit more.

27/02/17
"Greg: Inspect the Sink Cupboard"

You look inside the cupboard, only to find what you’d expect: towels. There’s nothing else in there, nor is there any reason for the toilet to be clogged. On top of that, no gifts. To be honest, you think you’ve gotten all the gifts in your house. But you should do something about all of this empty space in here...

27/02/17
"Greg: Inspect toilet for Gifts?"

Before actually doing this, you realize that this probably wouldn’t work. That, and putting your hand into a toilet seems kind of… well, gross. You don’t think even your Dad could do something like that. Plus, why would he put a gift in the toilet? Thats stupid. Yeah, even though that would probably be the reason it’s clogged, you don’t think there are any gifts in there. Plus it would probably be better to put it in the bottom cupboard instead… Hm...

20/02/17
"Greg: Examine Hair "

There! Looking good as new, well, as good as "new" as hair can be. You feel revitalized too, maybe the new hair just makes you feel different and all that now that its no longer just a mess on your head... or maybe its because you actually look somewhat better like this! Its nice to fix yourself up and look a bit different too, feels better as well. Now then, what to do after all of this... You could just wait around here for the download to finish, or you could pass the time by exploring more... Decisions to be made...

20/02/17
"--}"

This will probably take a moment, you just need to straighten it out a bit and get it all right. God what a mess, your hair looks like something straight out of a stock photo one may find when looking up "bedhead" on the internet, what a mess what a mess!... But after a bit of time and patience and brushing to make it look right...

20/02/17
"--}"

There you go! Now you have something to stand on and look at yourself in the mirror and Guh your hair looks bad, terrible even! You still have your bed-head hair right now? How did you not know to fix it up, its a mess! You should have at least have seen it in your peripheral vision but nope... Better question is why didn't your father tell you about it? Well, he was probably tired too but... Gah you need to fix this!

20/02/17
"Greg: Look in Mirror"

All you can see from down here is the very top of your hair, which is already enough to worry you. You hope it isn't as unkempt as you think it is. You try to jump and hop up to it in order to see yourself but you're only able to see snippets of it as you try to see your hair... You should probably get something to get a better view.

20/02/17
"Greg: Examine Toilet"

This Toilet worked a few days ago, but now it seems like its either jammed or the water has backed up for some reason, this has been bugging you for a while... Ah well, you cant really do anything about it besides keeping on trying to flush it, but to no avail as no water comes out and no water comes in to re-fill it. Shame.

20/02/17
"Greg: Jump into the Tub!"

...You jump into the tub for a closer investigation, and come to the stunning realization that... it's exactly what you thought it was: a god dang bathtub! This is stupid and silly and everything is wrong about this mental image of your situation, including you yourself! Guh. You decide to look elsewhere in the room for anything.

20/02/17
"Greg: Look at Tub"

You take a look at the tub. It's... well, it's a tub, there's no denying that. Its made of porcelain and all that, nothing out of the ordinary. You're not sure why you felt compelled to look at it at all, and this honestly feels like a waste of time...

20/02/17
"Greg: Examine Room"

You take a look at the room, your bathroom to be exact. You can still see outside that its raining hard, maybe even a bit harder than it was when you were outside... It doesnt look like there's any gifts here right now, but you can still try to do some stuff, and who knows, maybe they're hidden away?

20/02/17
"--}"

20/02/17
"Greg: Captchalogue Present"

Due to recently freeing up some of your inventory space, you captchalogue the purple box with ease, having it take up your third card. The note on top of the box seemed to have it stated that its for you and all that. Anyway, now it's probably best to head over to the room you just opened to see if it has any cool gifts inside!

20/02/17
"--}"

Huh! How did this get out of your sight? You could have sworn you looked over the top floor foyer before going downstairs but well, guess you didn't pay close enough attention, huh. You should probably just take the gift, you arent just going to be an idiot and throw it down to the pile like some mad man.

20/02/17
"Greg: Head out of your Room"

You get out of your room and head over to the first door in your sight, you know you havent been here yet today so there may be a gift in here! Right? You swing open the door and- Wait a minute hang on, hold the phone, whats that on the table over there? Something looks important over here...

20/02/17
"--}"

Bam, throw it in the trash. You dont need it anymore, you put the note somewhere else though since that's the only other important thing from it besides the game. Now then, since your computer is installing the game, you should probably look around the last few rooms for any other gifts, if there are any.

20/02/17
"Greg: Captchalogue Manual"

You might as well take this for later, if you need to wait for anything you could read the manual by yourself in your spare time, or if you run into confusion. Plus it would be best to have it since you're going to be playing the game after it finishes installing. As you captchalougue it you notice the small bunch up of box and wrap, like a sore thumb in the room, not fitting at all! One moment.

20/02/17
"Greg: Examine Manual"

You look over the manual, or at least what you skim through. Apparently it talks about the "risks of playing," featuring little illustrations of meteors hitting houses and all of that, if this is an RPG then it'll be cool to see that in the story. The writing of the manual seems somewhat like it was made in the early 90's, featuring words that fit for the time, maybe its as a joke? You'd think about it but its just an odd bit of a bit of a bad sense of humor from the developers but what do you know?

12/02/17
"--}"

Well this is going to take a long time. You might as well do something while this game is loading… but what do you want to do? There are some rooms in the house you didnt check in yet, like your garage or even your dad’s room. Hell, you haven’t even been to the bathroom yet. You also have that manual, but it’s up to you what you want to do. What to do what to do...

12/02/17
"Greg: Insert disk"

Inserting the disk, it immediately opens up a command prompt. No start-up screen, not even a dialogue box asking if you want to run the game. Well, it saves you the hassle of doing all of that, but… it seems that it’s being… really slow… ...Jeez for a 45 GB game straight from the disk you’d expect it to go by faster but, guess not huh?

12/02/17
"Greg: Open case"

Now that you’re done, it’s time to, once again, play away! Inspecting the case, it seems that there’s also a manual that comes with the game, but you probably don’t need to read it; most manuals are useless. The only thing you need is the disk to the game. Luckily there was no apparent anti-piracy stuff, but it would probably relate to the weird text on the box. Either way, time to install!

12/02/17
"Greg: Reply to MT"




MT: whoa greg have you heard the news?
MT: nah nevermind its not too important
PE: Huh? What news?
PE: Is this just local news or
MT: yea just some weird local stuff, nothing interesting though
PE: What happened? Im curious now
MT: someone just got injured by some falling boulder or something. he had to get sent to the hospital, just some weird local stuff
MT: anyways, did you get the gift man?
PE: Oh yea I did! Thank you SO much for it man I cant repay you enough. Even if I needed to repay you
MT: hah man you’ll love it, ive heard that people who play it say its awe inspiring
MT: heard one person say life changing too but they were obviously a little off.
PE: GOTY Material right?
PE: Even if the box is kinda bland.
MT: yea, imma go do something for now, install it and i’ll come back in a bit kk?
PE: Alright. Seeya
-( missingTorquewrench [MT] has stopped pestering programmedEnigma [PE] at 11:03 AM )-


12/02/17
"Greg: Reply to RL"




RL: ...Greeeeeggggg
RL: Helllooooo?
PE: Hey whats up sorry for taking so long
RL: Everyhtings okay mostly, stuffs doing normal.
RL: I just was wodnering where you went
PE: I had to get my sword thingy out of the chest remember?
PE: Even if I couldn't USE it but. Whatever
RL: Ohhhhh okay good :)
RL: I was just cruious sense you just left without comnig back and soooo…
PE: Yea yea I know. I should have came back and said something
PE: We’re fine though right?
RL: Yea! Im gonna go do something real quikc. I heard someone call for meeee
RL: See ya! :D
PE: Bye
-( risingLunatic [RL] has stopped pestering programmedEnigma [PE] at 11:00 AM )-



That was simple, you thought there'd be something else but guess not. You should probably talk to MT now.

12/02/17
"--}"

You get on your computer... Oops, apparently your friends have been messaging you this entire time. You probably weren’t keeping them waiting for that long; you just got done talking to OD and they weren’t messaging you then… You think. Alright, Time to respond to them.

12/02/17
"--}"

HE GOT IT FOR YOU. THE ONE THING YOU WANTED. Sburb Gamma. The game you have a poster of, the game you and your friends have been excited for ever since its reveal! Here it is, in your hands, ready to be played! You knew you would get it eventually but to get it on release day is awesome! You shouldn't focus on anything else besides playing it, this is number one priority baby!

12/02/17
"Greg: Just open it already!"

Okay, fine! Instead of pondering what it could be, you straight up open it and OH MY GOD NO WAY.

12/02/17
"Greg: Open present"

Before opening it, you realize how incredibly light this box is. As if whatever its content is was taken out before, like, there seems to be no bubble wrap, none of those Styrofoam peanut things. You wonder if MT made this for you, or if maybe he bought it at a store and then sent it. You wonder what could possibly be in this box, what mysteries it holds what--

12/02/17
"Greg: Take out Present"

You take out your present and… that… looks incredibly simple. Usually a box like this is some sort of like, crescent square shape to get out, but for some reason it’s a straight line. Maybe it just has some simple box contents or whatever, but its probably something simple like a toy or something. You shouldn’t think about this too much, though. The Fetch Modus is probably just being dumb again anyways.

12/02/17
"Greg: Head to your Room"

You arrive in your room, you should probably get out your special gift from MT now.

12/02/17
"--}"

...Well that didn’t go well at all. Sad thing is, they’re usually like this, which upsets you a lot sometimes. When they’re not like this, though, they’re honestly the best person to talk to. You worry for them a lot... You should probably go somewhere else while your phone is charging.

12/02/17
"Greg: Reply"

You decide to reply to your friend. You shouldn’t keep them waiting now, right? Right.



-( omittedDespondant[OD] began pestering programmedEnigma [PE] )-

OD: hey greg.
OD: greg...
OD: greg samson you better respond soon.
OD: If you dont respond I swear to god...
PE: Whoa whoa calm down im here
OD: okay great, hows it going.
PE: Its going fine really. Everythings been calm and happy for the most part but im sorry for taking so long to respond
OD: its alright, im just having to deal with something right now and i needed someone to talk to.
PE: Is everything alright?
OD: well.
OD: besides the fact everything isnt alright, yea, everything else is alright.
PE: Any uh. Other details you can give about it or
OD: not anything i can talk about right now, i just wanted to talk so i can say happy birthday to you if anything were to happen to me.
PE: If anything happens to you???
PE: I dont know what you’re doing but. If you’re doing anything serious please be careful
OD: yea i should be fine.
OD: plus ive been in worse situations.
PE: Alright. Just be as careful as you can if this is something bad
OD: yea got you.
OD: brb.

-( omittedDespondant[OD] has stopped pestering programmedEnigma [PE] at 10:59 AM )-

05/02/17
"--}"

And right as it turn on, bloop-- a ton of messages from one of your dearest friends, as near and dear to you as MT. Their pesterhandle is omittedDespondent, or uh, OD. You probably missed a TON of messages, maybe; they don’t really like to talk that much to your suprise, which is strange because they get along well with RL. It's probably best for you to respond before they lose interest in typing, this is a rare thing to see! Though it may be a birthday message or something similar to that.

05/02/17
"Greg: Charge your phone already!"

Why didn’t you remember this right away? You have and got the charger and forgot to use it, stupid. You take it out and plug it right in. This only takes a few seconds to do, why didn't remember to do it you idiot. The screen flashes on, and your phone is booting up. Props to the charger making this fast charging thing possible!

05/02/17
"--}"

Oh, this is MT’s gift! How thoughtful of him! Instead of just throwing it with the others, you think you should keep this one. You decide you’re gonna open it and talk to him about it. The card mentioned his happy birthday wishes and his hopes for the future, as well as his thoughts on the little get-together-party-thing you and him had. Kind words and all that aside, you’ll send him a message about it-- oh wait your phone is still dead… drat.

05/02/17
"Greg: Add the parcel to the present stack?"

Taking a look at it, it’s much different from the other presents here. You take some time to investigate it instead of just dropping it in. Unlike all your other presents, it has a card on it, labeled specifically to you.On the bottom of the card there is the sender's name too. You decide to read the card.

05/02/17
"--}"

It seems that your dad woke up, and just left the blanket right there. You were kind of hoping he was still asleep, but oh well, he probably needed to do something important and maybe birthday related. You should probably do over and drop off your present in the big ol’ stack over there.

05/02/17
"Greg: Leave umbrella outside and head in"

You should leave the umbrella out here before heading inside. Bringing the umbrella inside would most likely cause a mess of water and soak into the carpet. It’s just way too wet to bring inside, so you’ll leave it right there by the door. Plus if it did lose all of its wetness out here it's probably better, the rain was meant for the outside ground.

05/02/17
"Greg: Remember to take the package!"

True! You captchalogue the package and close up the mailbox. To be honest, you might be rushing yourself with the whole “umbrella giving out” thing, so it’s probably best to chill out for a second. I mean the umbrella is made to stand up to weather like this, the only thing that could break it is a heavy gust in the opposite direction.
But for now, you have the package and everything, time to head back inside.

05/02/17
"Greg: Follow the Car"

Yeah, now that you mention it, where was that car going? You look around to find if there was a direction it was headed, but it’s out of sight now. You must’ve been too busy taking in this unusual weather to actually notice where it went. Aw well, it might not be that important. In fact, he might be going to pick up the new game that’s coming out!
You couldn’t even follow that car if you knew where it went, you’re too slow for that. Your umbrella is still taking a betting so it's probably best to get back inside, quick!

05/02/17
"--}"

You also notice that a leaf from your evergreen has fallen. It's pretty odd for it to happen right now and you should think about it... But, now is probably not the time to think of such an event; your umbrella is getting soaked and battered! It can only take so much downpour especially in this kind of weather! You should probably head back in soon.

05/02/17
"{S} Greg: Ponder"

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(Music again by Master of Toast on Soundcloud)

You look to the sky, rain pouring down violently. The wind howls at the thunder crashing in dusk of morning… truly a sight to behold. No matter how beautiful this may be, however, you can’t understand why this is happening, there were no plans for this weather; it’s almost surreal. It never usually rains, let alone showers like this. The pure fact that this is happening makes you think that something, if anything is amuck... either that you are overthinking the situation. Even your reflection in the puddle below seems to portray a feeling of doubt.

Thinking back on your life as it has passed, everything seems and feels like it's gone right, but whenever something went wrong it affected you and your family devastatingly. Knowing these signs of conflicts and issues early should be top priority, so this is truly the most off-setting and interesting of all days, no predictions for it, nothing.

“Today is not yesterday: we ourselves change; how can our Works and Thoughts, if they are always to be the fittest, continue always the same?”... You forgot the rest of the quote after this, but you think it was from Thomas Carlyle. You think.

This is truly a bizarre day... you can’t imagine it getting any more so.

23/01/17
"--}"

You get ready to captchalog-- WOAH HEY, SLOW DOWN! Jeez, they must've been going at least twice the speed limit, cars here aren't nearly that fast. They must've been in a huge hurry or rush for some reason... You hope it's a good reason. It's not really something to make a fuss on, as you can't do anything about it, though it does make you wonder... why is it raining so hard today? There weren't any signs, no weather reports, and here it is, pouring like you're in the middle of a tropical storm...

23/01/17
"Greg: Open up Mailbox"

You open the mailbox with the little key your Dad gave you, and surely enough, a little blue package is waiting inside. As well as some form of ads or magazines, but that's about it. There's only one gift in there, however, but you don't care; it could be something amazing! You should probably captchalogue it just in case. It could get soaked with how much rain there is!

23/01/17
"Greg: Examine Flag Thingy"

Anyone in their right mind should know what this flag is for. It's standing up when you're sending mail out, and down when you're... well, not using it, but thats really the extent of it. The point is there's nothing really special about it! You do remember having some mail taken away by leaving it up, but that was a long time ago... Whatever, you know what it's used for! Now, you should probably open it up.

23/01/17
"Greg: Examine Mailbox"

The mailbox? It's...definitely a mailbox, nothing interesting about it. It stores mail. Well there is a little locking mechanism on the side, but that's the extent of it. Oh, there's also the red flag thing.

23/01/17
"--}"

You remember this swing; you put it on with your Dad a few years ago. You, your Mom, and your Dad would always look at that tree and wonder what to do with it. A very long time ago, your Dad and you finally decided to put up a little swing, and everyone was pretty happy! You don't use it like you did when you were little, but you'll occasionally sit on it and take a minute to relax. To be honest, you're surprised it's still up there, the ropes show signs of age but they'll be fine...

You should probably get to the mailbox now, it's only getting colder out here.

23/01/17
"Greg: Continue down the Path"

You continue walking down the path and catch sight of the tree. Ahh, this old tree. You remember when it was... well, not really a sapling but, much smaller than it is now. The tree itself has grown quite a lot from when you were younger and first saw it, it's almost twice the size it was when you first saw it! Plus there's also the little swing on it too, how quaint.

23/01/17
"Greg: Examine Bird Bath"

Ahh this bird bath, you remember it from when you were little!... There wasn't a crack in the top of it back then, that's why you remember it from when you were little. You and your Mother were playing around and you ended up knocking it over trying to climb it. It didn't hit you, but the edge did chip and fall off. Your Dad was worried for you, but then again, who wouldn't be? You almost got hurt and it did break a little, he had the right to be worried. Sadly, it doesn't really work anymore after that, though it does bring back some memories... You'd be best to move on.

23/01/17
"--}"

You step out into the downpour of heavy rain, your umbrella keeping you dry from the harsh drops of water. Your shoes, however, aren't safe from getting wet, but that's fine. The way the rain is splashing with the nice morning air is very soothing to say the least... You should probably head to that mailbox, looking at things along the way.

23/01/17
"Greg: Examine Porch"

You examine the rest of the porch to find your front yard table. You and your father used to eat out here all the time, you still do to an extent though. When MT came over, you ate out here with him too, and that was pretty nice. You two talked about all sorts of things like what to do over winter break, what games you've been playing... man, that was fun... Anyways, into the rain!

23/01/17
"Greg: Get out your Umbrella first!"

Of course you get out your umbrella, you wouldn't have brought it along if you didn't need it. Jeez, it looks like its really pouring out here. the rain is audibly slamming onto the ground at extremely high speeds… But you have an umbrella, so you’ll alright! Before going straight to the mailbox, you should probably check around a bit.

15/01/17
"--}"

You head outside and take a breath of the rainy weather. Yup, smells like rain. The rain crashes on the grass beside you, every drop that has taken hundreds of feet to hit the ground impacting with a ton of force! You’re grateful that you have this nice porch with a covering, otherwise you would be soaked! Plus if you were without the umbrella too, you wouldn’t be able to go out there without being bombarded by the rain, which would make you soaked and honestly, you hate being soaked. Being soaked in clothing makes you feel all icky and wet. Speaking of, you should probably equip your umbrella, after that though, what should you do?

15/01/17
"Greg: Go outside"

Sunny days aren't needed where you're going! You have an umbrella!

15/01/17
"--}"

You place the gift in the pile, and realizing how big of a pile it’s become. You can’t wait to open all of these, it’s so exciting! But you’re not done yet, no, you still have to go outside to retrieve what’s in the mail. You wonder what’s in there; is it bills? Letters? A gift? Its probably bills but thats besides the point! The suspense is only increasing with the more you wait, so what’re you waiting for? A sunny day?

15/01/17
"Greg: Put the blanket on Dad"

You place the blanket on your Dad, hopefully that will warm him up! Even though he doesn’t seem to budge or do anything to you putting this on him, you feel happy. You love your Dad no matter his habits or how busy he is, and you're glad that you do too. Now to free up some inventory space you should probably put your present down on the pile, or in it.

15/01/17
"Greg: Walk over to Dad"

You walk over to your dad and you're kind of surprised he's still asleep at this point, must have been super tired... Heck he looks like he's in a sort of deep sleep too! But, thats besides the point, the temperature is lower in here than it was in the other room so you probably should put this on him ASAP!

15/01/17
"--}"

15/01/17
"--}"

You equip the blanket like a cape, kind of. You still need to hold it because you cant just tie it up, but it looks kinda like a cape. It's incredibly warm, so it'll be perfect for your Dad!... Though because its like a cape, you cant really pick up anything else, so you should probably leave now and give this blanket to your Dad. Plus you really need to check if there's any new presents in the mail!

15/01/17
"Greg: NOW take the gift"

Now that you have an empty inventory space, you can take your present! Problem solving in progress! However, now there's a blanket on your head... Well you could just leave it here but then you'd be leaving dad without a blanket and probably shivering to death! Well, you think so atleast... Ah, an idea strikes you!

15/01/17
"--}"

You take the blanket out of your inventory, It flops on your head, hindering your vision ever-so-slightly, nothing too major... Except for the fact that you now look like a hooded dork under this. Seriously you look so cheesy you could pass for a bad fanmade sith lord! Anyways...

15/01/17
"Greg: Attempt to carry it along"

Yeah, this thing is just way too heavy. So, what else could you do? Your whole inventory is full so... You'll have to think a bit about what to do here... You could probably remove something from your inventory and captchalogue the present instead!

15/01/17
"Greg: Carry the gift"

Ah right! You pick up the gift and wow this is REALLY goddamn heavy. You're going to have to put some extra work into carrying this thing... but seriously, what's even in there; a ton of iron? Well, not exactly that, but whatever it is, you're going to have and currently are having trouble carrying it...

15/01/17
"Greg: Examine Gift on Case"

Oh right! You examine the gift on top of the case, pretty long to say the least. You'd captchalogue it but you have one issue; you have no more space!... Though there is one way to fix this.

15/01/17
"Greg: Inspect Games"

You kneel down and inspect your collection of Wii games. You don't play your Wii excessively or anything, but you used to always play these things. The memories of these games are timeless, you still remember playing through them, coming up with strategies using your brain to complete challenges and beat various levels. You love those types of games, they're fun and challenging too!

You notice an SD on your Super Smash Brothers Brawl case. You were recently playing this with MT, but since Brawl by itself kinda sucks, you downloaded Project M to screw around on. You're glad there's some people out there who can make boring or infuriating games fun... Anyways, you should get back to what you were doing.

08/01/17
"--}"

Whatever, you'll take the time to fix that later. It's not like you'll never solve it again, I mean if you really needed to you could disassemble it and reform it into its normal configuration!... Now then, what to do next...

08/01/17
"Greg: Pick up Rubik's Cube"

Oh no, it's all messed up... it was perfect the last time you checked it, AND all six sides were flawless! But now only the red side is aligned and everything else is messed up... Your dad must have messed with it, and it took such a long time to make it perfect anyways! This sucks, now you'll need to solve it again... it's really messed up though this time. You hope he had fun messing with it, because you need to fix that issue now.

08/01/17
"Greg: Captchalogue the Umbrella"

You go over to the familiar blue umbrella and captchalogue it. You'll take it out when you need to go... outside... ...Hang on a moment there's an issue with this situation here. There's something off about the stuff on the shelf... Ah, The Rubik's Cube seems a bit off.

08/01/17
"Greg: Turn Around and Take Charging Cord"

Here's your much needed charging cord for your phone! You needed this to pester your friends without being at your computer, and now that you found it you can finally do that. You take the cord and it automatically connects with your phone and makes it only take up one card. Perfect! That leaves one card still open for you, which can be used for the Umbrella.

08/01/17
"--}"

Well, no. No it doesn't. He can like this stuff, but you sure as heck don't! Turn that stuff off! Its wasting power anyways... To be fair, you probably would enjoy it more if you actually watched it and cared, but you have other stuff you'd prefer doing than watching this show, and THIS show in particular. You'd sit down and watch it occasionally with your dad, but it was either just to eat while watching something or when you had legitimately nothing else to do.

Thinking about all of this, that reminds you!

08/01/17
"--}"

You approach the TV... One of your dad's cheesy shows is on, Two and a Half Men. You don't really understand why he watches them so much but hey if it makes him happy, then it makes you happy... Right?

08/01/17
"Greg: Take Blanket on Couch"

You go take the red blanket on the couch. Looks soft enough and seems like it insulates heat and all stuff, blah blah, it's a blanket fair and simple! It'll make your Dad happy... Speaking of your Dad, you notice a certain TV screen in the corner of the room.

08/01/17
"Greg: Examine Table"

Ahhh this table. You remember the story as if it was yesterday... because it was, for like, an hour or more. Your friend MT came over for Thanksgiving break and you decided to start this game. Alas, they had to go before your birthday due to parental reasons... Though you remember the game, its a homebrew. You two were starting to fight a corrupt NPC that you've known for a long time, mind controlled by the big bad of the game! It was so cool and it was looking like it was going to be a hard fight!... but then they needed to leave sadly, which sucks a lot.

08/01/17
"Greg: Examine Box"

You take a look at the opened box on the left, this is your big box of DnD Stuff... Mostly. It has some books in it too, various items for DnD, all that sort of jazz... Maybe you should have stored your sword in here at first but, that probably doesn't matter now, no fretting over it. Plus you'll probably go get a second specibus tomorrow if your dad wants to help.

08/01/17
"Greg: Examine Living Room"

You are now inside of the Living Room! You can see your back yard, still very dark and rainy, regardless if it's morning or not. A crumby recording of your Dad's favorite TV show is paused on, well, the TV. On the main table of the room you can see a Dungeons and Dragons Game that you hosted a day or two ago with a friend. The bookcase on the right of the room shows your primary point, the Umbrella!... and a gift on top too.

What do you do?

08/01/17
"--}"

08/01/17
"Greg: Take out all presents, again."

You take out all of your presents, making a small pile in the center of the room in front of your dad. Since its pretty cold right now, you should probably get a blanket for your dad... Considering the actions you just made, the fact that you took out all your presents out after captchaloguing them seems like you just wasted some time... huh.

Anyways, its time to head over to the Living Room and get that umbrella; you need to get your gifts from outside anyhow.

01/01/17
"Greg: Captchalogue Presents"

Captchaloguing the presents, you put them into a single card, not counting the green present. You currently have both gifts in one spot, which is currently a pile o' presents. You'll add to this pile when you combine more and more gifts, but getting it out will be bit harder... or a lot; in a worst-case scenario.

01/01/17
"Greg: Put down Present"

You put the present down on top of the other present, and your father is still asleep. By the looks of it, he's out cold. You could probably make a bit of a ruckus without waking him up, but you should try not to. After all it would be rude to do that, you don't want to be a rude kid.

01/01/17
"--}"

You walk over to where the other gift is located. Seems as if your father fell asleep while waiting for you, which was to be expected. He not only seemed tired earlier, but he probably woke up early to make that breakfast for you. He deserves the rest.

01/01/17
"Greg: Take Present"

You decide to simply pick up the present for now; you DO have arms for a reason right? You have a small solution to consolidate inventory space and make this task of carrying your gifts a bit simpler.

01/01/17
"Greg: Free up some Cards"

You free up some cards for more space by dropping your pen. To be honest, you probably never even needed that pen in the first place. Now that you have space, you can take more than just this one present.

29/12/16
"Greg: Take Present...?"

You get ready to captchalogue the present... before remembering the limited inventory space you had and what happened before when you captchalogued willy nilly. You dont want to have something fly out like before, you know better than to do that! You'll refrain from taking the present for now... Though there's probably a way to make space for it.

29/12/16
"--}"

Entering into the Foyer, the blue present from before mocks you with its present presence. Like a moth drawn to a light source somewhere, you want to take that present and keep it, find all the others, and open them all together!... Well, what would be the pain in taking it now?

29/12/16
"Greg: Start heading to Living Room"

Thats enough shenanagins in the Kitchen for now, the Living Room has the required stuff you need like the Umbrella and the Charger for your phone. It would also be good to find other presents around the area, considering that you've found one in every room, for now.

29/12/16
"Greg: Throw away Apple"

You toss away the apple into the trash can, that'll the last time you'll see the foul sour menace of the green apple.

29/12/16
"Greg: Bite the Apple"

You take a chomp into the apple an- The sourness overtakes your tastebuds and oh GOD does it taste sour. This is why you dont eat sour food, it just doesnt appeal to you at all. The taste, the puckering, everything about it just doesnt work at all, its... its just bad! Simply put, bad. Why did you even think this was a good idea in the first place? Stupid apples, having to change color and be sour.

29/12/16
"Greg: Before Leaving, Try to Finish the Apple"

Are you sure about that? I mean you had a small bite before and it was pretty sour. It'd be kinda odd to try to take another bite of it... Though, you did get a slight good taste from it when you had the bite before, either that or the other food cleared up space... Well, better try another bite to make sure.

25/12/16
"--}"

A valiant fight was put on by both sides, bravo... Either this sword doesn't do anything since its not equipped...or, that is a seriously sturdy broom. Attacking it did nothing, but that might just be because it's a broom and not a living thing. At least you practiced hitting with it, and your anger about your dumb weapon choice is gone... Except for the fact that this sword ISNT your weapon but... whatever.

You put your sword away and think its probably about time to start heading into the living room to get that Umbrella.

25/12/16
"{S} Greg: STRIFE!"

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25/12/16
"Greg: Turn off the Tap!"

Before engaging in the battle against this broom, you turn off the tap water that you forgot to turn off. Wasting water now adays seems to make people complain, weird. Now that that's off, let's see if you can bypass this weapon restriction and beat the devil out of this broom.

17/12/16
"--}"

You go over to the sink and rinse your dishes... Before remembering the issue of today, the fact that your "new weapon" isnt even a weapon!... Though, what rule is there to say that you NEED to use it as your weapon? You can just use whatever else you have to use instead of the weapon! And luckily you have your "Sword" with you! Time to practice on this broom.

17/12/16
"Greg: Eat your Breakfast"

You happily eat your breakfast, leaving only the green apple on the plate. Sour foods are utterly disgusting, and make your teeth hurt; why would you eat it? You don't think your Dad would mind you leaving it there, I mean he should already know about you not liking sour foods... At least you HOPE he already knows.

17/12/16
"Greg: Get Breakfast"

You head over to the table and grab the breakfast; a perfect breakfast for a (nearly) perfect day... Except for the green apple, that isn't the perfect thing here.

17/12/16
"Greg: Wash your Hands"

Gotta make sure your hands are washed before enjoying a nice breakfast. Atleast you hope its nice anyways, smells good enough.

17/12/16
"--}"

Why not take this box instead? It makes more sense than to go all the way back to the foyer get the box from the counter top. Besides, bigger boxes usually mean bigger gifts! Atleast thats what you think. I mean bigger boxes has more space for stuff and all that.

17/12/16
"Greg: Allocate card to Modus"

You take the free card on the table and add it to your modus. Another free slot open for you to captchalogue even more things! This means you could take the package from the room outside!... Orrr...

17/12/16
"Greg: Walk over to Corner"

Walking over to the corner of the room, you notice a card on the countertop. Perfect! This is persumably a gift of some sort, most likely for picking up more gifts... hopefully. Either that or this poor fella was left here, never to be used.

14/12/16
"--}"

You enter the kitchen, the smell of breakfast and decayed cigarette smoke filling your nostrils. What do you do next?

14/12/16
"Greg: Head into Kitchen"

14/12/16
"--}"

...You really don't want to. Considering the fact that captchaloging more stuff means throwing even more stuff around, that would be tedious at best. Its probably a good idea to leave it in this room for now. Besides, you'll just open up all your gifts in this room, since you left the heavy box over by Dad. Maybe you'll find something useful instead.

14/12/16
"Greg: Head over to Kitchen"

On your way to the kitchen you see a small blue gift on the table next to the door! Oh how cute; a little tiny blue gift! Something must be inside it specifically for you, right? You should probably take it, shouldn't you?...

14/12/16
"--}"

...And considering how heavy it is, you really DONT want to carry it. It drops on the ground with a heavy thud. Dad seems a little bit worried when you drop it, but he goes back to relaxing just a bit later. Probably was worried about whatever is inside the package, must be something good!

Considering the fact that you entirely came down here to get food, its probably best to go get the dang food. The gift can wait for a bit!... Plus you need to find a charger.

14/12/16
"Greg: Take key"

You captchalogue the key, causing the item from the very left of your captchalogue deck to jump out from it. Luckily for you, you are able to catch it no problem. The box does seem to shake a bit however when you catch it, feels like its a bit heavy too now that you carry it again...

11/12/16
"--}"

Your Dad rummages through his pocket for a bit until he takes out a small key that's used to open your mailbox. Guess there's a gift in there for you too.



Dad: I know your friends like to send some gifts to you and somehow it always arrives on time. I think its best to go out there and check, hm?
Greg: Yea! Ill check it out after I get my breakfast from the kitchen
Dad: Great. I'll be waiting in here alright?
Dad: Also, word of warning, its kind of rainy right now; you should take an umbrella or something.
Greg: Of course of course.
Dad: Alright son. The Umbrella is in the Living room if you need it.

11/12/16
"--}"



Dad: But for now I think we should wait till after your birthday. I need to relax for a bit; take a nap or something. It's been a long week and I got up early to make your breakfast.
Greg: Thats fine dad. We can go tomorrow or the day after that
Dad: Dont form any plan too solid there Greg! You'll never know what might happen...
Dad: Just like your mother, Greg... One day she was here and the next day just... just...
Greg: Dad dont say that! Everythings alright and it has been a long time... But I still understand what youre feeling
Dad: Yea... Here, go look around the house for a bit. Food is in the kitchen and is already prepared. Im sure you'll enjoy it!
Greg: Alright Dad thanks. Is there anything I should know about? Any hints?
Dad: Well there's one hint I can give...

11/12/16
"--}"



Dad: I want you to know, son, that if you werent here and with me today, I would be in a much worse shape than I am right now. I would have become depressed and maybe even would have offed myself if you werent around.
Dad: You're one of the smartest people I know, and you are one of the best kids that a father can have! If anything happens to you, it affects both of us. But we'll always come out on top as always right?
Greg: ...Yea! Father and Son right?
Dad: Father and Son! No matter what comes between us, I'll always be your Dad and you'll always be my Son.
Greg: Thank you Dad... but to be honest im still kinda down
Dad: Dont say that, you're smiling and happy arent you?
Greg: Im just testing you dad
Dad: Haha! Yea you are, there you go!
Greg: Even though something stupid kinda happened earlier. I think im all good right now
Dad: Something stupid? What this time?
Greg: Nothing too important really. Hopefully not too important
Greg: Though we may need to go get another strife specibus thingy soon... or something
Dad: I thought I left a gift for you with one?
Greg: ...Yeaaaa uhh. I used it. On my uh... hat rack. I thought it would be a sword... or a staff... or... something
Dad: Agh, Greg you're killing me here. You had it all planned out and everything!
Greg: I was too excited that I got one! You understand right?
Dad: Yeah, I understand; don't worry. I guess it wouldn't matter too much. Those things are kinda cheap, so we could get another one if you want. Dont worry Greg.

11/12/16
"--}"

Your Dad walks over to you, takes his cigarette out, and starts to smile. It appears there wasn't a problem after all. That's your Dad; his intimidating appearance gets you offgaurd sometimes.



Dad: Greg... Happy Birthday. I'm sorry about that, I'm not quite awake yet...everything okay?
Greg: ...Im not sure how to feel right now... I mean the computer being hacked
Dad: Don't worry about the computer, Greg; I was kinda hoping your curiosity got the best of you. To see that you're clever enough to hack onto my computer...it makes me proud.
Dad: Thats why I hide presents, to give you a bit of a challange, y'know?
Greg: Yeah. I guess. Im just not sure if its neccessary or anything
Dad: You kidding? I like having to test my intellect against yours. I mean, sitting down and opening these presents normally would be boring, right?
Greg: Youre right. Although if you dont mind me asking. why did you come out? Did you hear me when I was typing or
Dad: I heard a crash! Like something slammed on the ground... Greg did you hurt yourself?
Greg: Oh no no no. Im perfectly fine Dad. Dont worry.
Dad: Greg, you always say that when something happened. I want to legitimately know if you were hurt or not.
Greg: Dad please. Im fine!

11/12/16
"--}"

Stepping aside for your Dad, he glances at the Laptop and closes it, before looking over at you. His foggy glasses make him look more intimidating than usual, making you feel more guilty about "hacking" into his laptop. Hopefully this doesn't cause an issue, but the way he's looking at you... it's worrying.

11/12/16
"Greg: Turn around"

Yep. There's your Dad. As usual, he's smoking; it's been a habit he adopted after your mother died years ago. He started it after taking a few too many depression hits but he tries to be moderate about it... He looks sort of agitated with your attempted "hacking", however.

11/12/16
"Greg: Pester friends while Waiting"

As you check your phone and try to turn it on, it shows that the battery has gone empty. Drat. Now you've got to find your charger, and you don't remember where you put it... So looks like you'll be disconneced for a bit from your friends. It's a shame really, they're probably waiting for you, but then this stuff happens...

The stench of Cigarrette smoke fills your nostrils, and blocks out the enriching smell of breakfast. Which means...

07/12/16
"Greg: Wait"

Better wait for it to speed along, it always hurries up at the last few files so it should be a bit quick. Files always do that for some reason, they wait until there's only a bit left and then they jump for it, analyzing themselves and easily being input into the machine... Hang on, the smell from the Kitchen seems to have intensified as you wait... Its probably the hunger getting to you or maybe its just a breeze of some kind, or maybe just both. But for now you need to focus on this Installation.

07/12/16
"--}"

...What the- Dangit! It has to update now? Juicy secrets could have been yours and you could have easily found the locations of a few gifts if he has them stashed away in hidden areas. Updating what anyways? Is there any specifics to this at all?! Dang laptop, probably doesn't even need an update, its already perfectly fine last time you checked it.

07/12/16
"Greg: Input the Code"

You type in "HappyBirthdaySon"... Bingo! The password is cracked, you are let into the Laptop! Hahah! Dad your cleverness is cleaved through! Well maybe cleverness in the fact that you threw red herrings and were forced to think a bit out of the box, but clever trick! Only one thing to do now, access the files and find any juicy secrets...

07/12/16
"Greg: Ponder the Possible Passcodes"

What could it be? Is there a certain trick? Maybe this all relates to a certain aspect of today... There is a riddle here that needs to be solved and you wont stop till it is solved! The background must be a key detail, your father didnt have it until now, a knight looking on into a storm... "StormWarrior"? No! Perhaps the paintbrush is a sort of hint? "PaintbrushMan"? No No! There must be a smaller meaning to this besides something in the background, something from today, it MUST be from today... ...Wait a minute, considering the timing of him putting the password and the fact that today is your birthday... Maybe this can work if you're thinking right.

07/12/16
"Greg: Try... "Robbie Rotten"?"

This... This may be something that can work, at least theoretically. Maybe he just chose a name and a word at the end to make the characters name, it has a small chance to work... Atleast until you think about it anyways. That wouldn't make sense in the slightest considering that he's never seen Lazy Town, or even knows of it. Plus why Rotten? If anything your dad would probably put a different word like "Vigorous" or "Mythological" or some other word that would make your brain tick.

07/12/16
"Greg: Try "Et tu, Brute Force?""

This may be a bit long to consider how complex it can get, though Brute Force may be the best way to solve this. Maybe the two men in the background are simply brutes who are signaling the coming of the storm in the top left, a messaging system or a warning sign, this may work...

Drat! Another failed password! There has to be a pattern here...

07/12/16
"Greg: Try "hunter2""

A pretty basic password, It may work for the most part, simple and short and easy to solve. I mean there does seem to be a guy in the background that looks like a hunter somewhat, plus there's two of them, this should be simple...

Probably why he didnt choose it, its TOO simple,

03/12/16
"--}"

Seems as though your father has decided to finally put a password on his laptop. Odd, does he not trust you? Either that or maybe he put it on to keep you from accessing a certain Gift-Bearing Document, of course! This will allow you to find all your presents in a snap! Even if there is one that is hidden somewhere EXTRA sneaky... If he even does that. Only issue is that its password protected now... Maybe you can crack the code though.

03/12/16
"Greg: Open Laptop"

Peering open the Laptop and turning it on, you consider where a document for your gifts would be, maybe on the Desktop screen or hidden in the Documents or- Wait a minute, something's different here... This is quite a development!

03/12/16
"Greg: Head around the room a bit"

You head around the room, deciding to take a bit of a routine examination and going in a Clockwise fashion. Looking towards the table in the corner of the room, you notice your fathers Laptop. Odd for him to leave it out here in plain view; he probably forgot it for a bit... Though, that does allow you to check the laptop, for fun y'know? After all he may have some hints for where your birthday gifts are!

03/12/16
"--}"

Taking a moment to wait and rest, it lets your Gritpoints regenerate after you get your spirits up. Even though that was a stupid idea, you didn't get hurt majorly, at least... Hopefully the noise you made didn't rouse Dad to come out and start to worry, that'd be even worse. You hate to make your Dad feel worried for you especially when it didn't hurt too much... Except for this ringing feeling, it'll probably fade away.

03/12/16
"Greg: Do a Sick Jump, bro"

Taking a second or two to prepare your jump you LEAP into the air like a chameleon stretching from a branch! And then promptly slam your face into the downstairs table, why did you leap? You should have just jumped but no, you leaped. You fall onto your bottom and take a major hit to your Gritpoints, Acting as a sort of superficial shield for your Vitality... Still, what a terribly thought out idea and execution.

03/12/16
"--}"

Taking note of the surroundings and the number of stairs left, this is the perfect spot to pull off a bit of a trick, you'll jump off of the stairs and do a sick landing!... Probably. If you are able to do this right it'll be SO Sick, you'll feel so great too, it'll probably cheer you up and make you feel like a Badass!

03/12/16
"Greg: Head Downstairs"

You start to walk downstairs, following the scent of the Eggs and Sausage... Until you stop, looking at the few steps left. Something sparks in your head and makes you think for a moment...

01/12/16
"Greg: Captchalogue Phone"

You Captchalogue your phone, intending to use it later. As you do so you get notified by your specibus, apparently its full on space, no more available cards... Glad you got that modification so you didn't just throw it all out, though now you better be careful, considering you have no space. The next thing you captchalogue will probably send your gift flying, and you dont want to damage gifts when they're still in the box!

As you look at your captchalogue, a smell hits your nose like a baseball resting in a catchers mitt, a smell of eggs and sausage. The best breakfast for any young man such as yourself! A fine young lad who will grow up to be an expert in... something. You're not exactly sure yet.

01/12/16
"--}"

Entering the main room you're able to admire the pieces of artwork that your father has created and framed, at least the ones he's proud of anyhow. He likes to paint landscapes and things that arent necessarily people, he sucks at drawing people. The art was made from before your mother passed on actually, which is probably why he likes the paintings so much, maybe they're a sort of mental portal back to that time. A memento that allows him to retrace his thoughts to before such a tragic event... Or maybe its just because they're really pretty, probably the latter now that you think about it.

You look to the side and see on the table your phone! Perfect!... Aswell as a Thanksgiving decoration, "Be Thankful". Cant really be thankful when thanksgiving has passed already. And you cant really be thankful considering you didn't get your weapon and you didn't get a good wake up call, but, bottle your emotions and stay calm.

01/12/16
"Greg: Get out of Room"

Hopefully there's not just like some Leftovers or anything... or Hot dogs... or Leftover hot dogs. Who would want to have hot dogs for breakfast?

01/12/16
"Greg: Chill out"

You bottle up your emotions, well, mentally of course, re-captchaloguing the weapon and setting it aside. Even though you just messed up your chance at a real weapon... life will go on. Plus, there isnt really anything saying you wont get a new weapon, probably will just find a way to "borrow" a specibus from someplace and use that, who knows?

Throughout all of this you have the feeling of hunger hit like a steam boat hitting a rock. You should go out of your room and get some food since you're hungry, and angry. Hangry.

01/12/16
"--}"

Throughout ALL of your planning and thinking of your future weapon, you forgot about the ONE thing you've been saving up for! This stupid fake sword is fake but it would have atleast let you have a Sword kind! But noooo, now you gotta have a stupid "Extendable Hat Rack" Kind! The only good thing you have going for you right now is the fact that the "Extendable Hat Rack" atleast is able to HIT something, but this fake sword actually LOOKS cool in comparison, and it has SOME sharpness from the plastic! But, now you cant take it back, you'd have to get an entirely new Specibus in order to use the sword, Gah what a start to a day...

You probably should relax for now, getting angry means you're probably going to stay angry, which you dont want on your birthday. Especially now that you have an actual "weapon".

01/12/16
"Greg: Captchalogue the item"

You captchalogue the base of the item and- NO... No no no... You deny the fact that what you just picked up is indeed a Fake sword... It cant possibly be it, but it is! You put it in there and only now do you remember it? How did you forget? You feel so stupid, like a kid who forgot how to ride a bike! Like a man who forgot how to walk!

01/12/16
"Greg: Stop staring at the chest and Open it"

You pop open the trunk of stuff. As you look around you cant see anything relating to a swo- Wait a minute. Hang on a second. Hold the phone... You see something that looks like the base of a sword... Please dont be...

27/11/16
"Greg: Go to Chest"

Is it possible that you forgot about an available sword? Through all of your planning and thinking maybe something slipped over your mind. If it did you are going to be SO mad... But you're sure that its a false flag, your friend may have just had a dream that you threw it away, or maybe they are remembering wrong or something similar... Though... Just maybe...

27/11/16
"Greg: Respond to other Friend"



-( risingLunatic [RL] began pestering programmedEnigma [PE] )-

RL: GREG!
RL: GREEEGGGGGG!!
RL: Greg. :O its your birthday right.
RL: Happy birtdhay! I nearly forgot to message you but happy birthday!

PE: Uh... Thanks?
PE: You doing okay?

RL: YEP! I just hope its all nice and warm where you are
RL: And I also hope you get lots of cool gfits! :P

PE: Oh cool. Why you message me though?
PE: You got some sorta happy birthday gift or kind words orrr

RL: wha? OH! Nah not right now I do. Sry. But I did hear from MT that you are looking for a sword thing.
RL: Or, WERE Looking for a sword thingy.

PE: Yea...
PE: All I got was this stupid "Extendable Hat Rack" Kind. What sort of weapon class is this? This cant keep me safe from a burglar at night!

RL: Lmao it could be worse, could be like... Blender kind.
RL: ANYWAYS. I gotta ask for one little thing... Didnt you have like, a fake sword?
RL: I remember you owning one when I came to visit for halloween :)

PE: ...I dont think I did. Even if I did I probably threw it away after a while due to it being a fake sword and all of that...
PE: I mean I'll look around for a bit. But im not gonna believe it until I see it... I really hope I dont see it. I'll feel so bad
PE: Gimme a moment

RL: Okay!!! :D

27/11/16
"--}"

As you continue to talk to your friend you hear a familiar message sound as another friend comes online to talk to you. Probably best to take a bit of time and respond to them, even if you're feeling rather peeved.

27/11/16
"Greg: Talk to Friend"



PE: Ugh dude. This really is an issue
MT: hm?
MT: what happened?

PE: I didnt get the thing I wanted!
PE: I got some weird like. "Extendable Hat Rack" Kind? What type of weapon is that?

MT: well, i guess the thing you put into the card was your hat rack right?
PE: Yea? I mean I guess thats true
MT: so it would make the most sense if it was to be hat rack kind.
MT: and because it was well, an extendable hat rack, that means that you have a new "extendable hat rack" kind to use.
MT: im sorry for you but, i dont think theres any way to change it.

PE: ...I guess if I can find a way I can add a spike or something to it. Make this useless "weapon" actually something useful
PE: But even then what even qualifies as "Extendable Hat Rack" kind? Is any hat rack extendable?

MT: i am not sure dude, i dont know how these work.
MT: who knows, maybe this is a blessing of some kind?

PE: Blessing? How can an "Extendable Hat Rack" as a weapon be some sort of blessing? Its more like a curse! I cant even use something like a regular hat rack. It probably wouldent count as anything and it would just leave it out! I tried to undo it by throwing a pen at it but it just went right through!
PE: I just wanted to get a sword. Or a cool staff. Or anything really! Not a stupid extendable hat rack!...
PE: Its just... Why that?

MT: iunno man, maybe you were just not thinking about it enough when you threw it in or something.
PE: ...Yea I guess you're right. When I threw it in I was thinking of two things
MT: well, i dont blame you for that lol.

27/11/16
"--}"

On your way to your computer, you find the mechanical pen you threw at your specibus lies on the floor; No cracks, no broken pieces of plastic, nothing... Instead of leaving it on the floor like a piece of trash, you captchalogue it. Who knows, hopefully, some day, it'll become useful.

27/11/16
"Greg: Whap yourself in the head with the new "Weapon""

...What?? Who would do that? Even though it wouldn't hurt much, hitting yourself right now won't solve anything; only make yourself feel stupider, and the last thing you want to do right now is feel more like a fool. Plus, you aren't a masochist, so there is no real point.

27/11/16
"Greg: Attempt to Assign the Pen"

While inspecting your brand new... "weapon"... you get an idea. Walking over to the pen on your desk, you captchalogue it-- PSYCHE! You throw the pen at the Specibus in an infuriated motion. However, the pen just phases through it as if though it wasn't there. What a waste of a perfectly amazing idea.

26/11/16
"Greg: Try out "Extendable Hat Rack""

You try out the new "Weapon"... Well, perhaps you can pretend it's a sword? You can hold it like one anyways, but... it really doesn't fit your imagination of what it would be. Maybe it seems similar to a staff? But, even then it doesn't have the same sort of impact. Guess it's not too terrible just... Mediocre at best, really. What a disappointment.

26/11/16
"Greg: Equip the Hat Rack"

Tossing the rack into the specibus, it flies through the air and lands perfectly into it! And it's a... an... Extendable Hat Rack... Thats it?... All your ideas and visions of a cool weapon instantly dissipate, and the only feeling left is disappointment. Seriously, thats it? You thought it becomes what you wanted it to be!

26/11/16
"Greg: Ponder the decision"

The only way to find out what it'll be is to insert it into the Specibus. The suspense of what it can be gives you goosebumps, and the mere thought of what it'll be only raises your excitement. So, what are you waiting for? Toss it on in!

26/11/16
"--}"

Taking the hat rack out of the captchalogue, it feels light enough to be used as a sword or a staff, but you're not entirely sure if it will be either one. If its a staff you can hit fast with it, though same if its a sword...

26/11/16
"Greg: Take out Hat Rack"

Back to the matter at hand, you put the hat rack into your Pathway modus without thinking about using it instead. In order to take it out, you need to complete the short little minigame. Due to the simplicity of the object you capchalogued, it only takes a second to solve.

26/11/16
"--}"

After thinking for a short second, you decide it's time to finally wear the coat, and to your surprise, it fits like a glove! Yes! This will definitely make you and your dad happier, considering how cold it's been. Before you know it, it'll be winter time, and it will be so cold you'll have to wear the coat all the time!

26/11/16
"Greg: Captchalogue Hat Rack"

You take the hat rack off of your door, causing the coat on the rack to fall on your head. You got this coat as a gift from a previous birthday, however it was always too big. You promised your father that you would eventually wear it, but you're not sure if now is that time...

25/11/16
"--}"

Taking a look around your room, nothing really catches your attention that could be a sword. You have a lava lamp, or a pen... but those will probably turn into Lamp-kind or Pen-kind. The only thing that looks anything similar to what you want is the coat hanger on your door, What else could it be anyways?

25/11/16
"Greg: Talk to MT"



PE: DUDE! I got it!
MT: got what?
PE: I got a Strife Specibus!
MT: whaaaaaattt oh man sick, you've finally got one along with me and OD!
MT: atleast i think OD has one.
PE: Dude. Ok so. I have an idea or two of what I should use
PE: I was gonna either do a staff or a sword or something of the like
PE: I dont know if I have either of them though :<
MT: a sword would be cool, dont you have a sword though?
PE: Not that I know. So... No?
PE: Maybe I can find something that looks like a sword and use that?

MT: yea, i mean even if it doesnt look like a sword, it should count as one.
MT: these things always understand what to give you, even if you're not thinking about it.

PE: Got it. I think i'll go find something to use right now :)

25/11/16
"--}"

Opening the box, you find a Blank Strife Specibus! Yes! You've always wanted one of these, but your father probably felt that you weren't old enough for one, until now, that is. You've planned for years for this very moment, and you already know what you want as a weapon; something cool and medieval related. But first, why not tell your friend about this?

25/11/16
"Greg: Take out Box"

Picking up the box, you inspect it. It appears that it's older than you'd thought... he probably put this under your bed a long time ago, which only makes you feel stupid that you forgot it. I mean you could have just turned around in your chair and it would have been right there! Whatever though, a gifts a gift.

You feel as if you shouldn't open it but... aw hell, why not. It looks old anyways.

25/11/16
"--}"

Ah-HA! Just as you expected! It's typical of your dad to hide a present under your bed, but how he got it under there without you noticing at all is stunning. Though its odd that he left all the trash under there, he usually picks that stuff up.

25/11/16
"Greg: Check the Bed"

Your father has gotten a lot better at hiding your presents over the years, so finding them might be a bit difficult. Your gut tells you there's one hidden around here though...

25/11/16
"Greg: Respond to message"

You begin to talk with one of your best chums



-( missingTorquewrench [MT] began pestering programmedEnigma [PE] )-

MT: heyyyyy, happy birthday! sorry for not being able to chat much recently, been up to family stuff. hbu?
PE: Oh hey! Thanks for remembering man. Lifes been fine mostly
PE: Except for my dream last night. Something weird involving a shadow guy
PE: Think its anything special?
MT: nahhhh probably nothing, dreams dont do that. hey btw dont your dad do things with your presents on your bday?
MT: like, he places it around your house?
PE: Yea! I only found one right now but I havent opened it yet. I'll take a look around
MT: kk, im chilling for now so if you wanna message me go ahead.
PE: Thanks

03/05/16
"Greg: Head out of your room"

You head to the door and get ready to go outside, however before you can do that, you receive a message from a friend! You’re not sure if it's a birthday message or a normal conversational message but it's probably best to respond to it. After all, it would be unfriendly to not respond to it!

03/05/16
"Greg: Change clothing"

Why would a person on their own birthday only wear Pajamas? Obviously someone who doesn't like hanging out with people. You dress yourself in your top notch casual birthday attire, which bears a striking resemblance to the clothes you wear in your nightmares. You shouldn’t rest on that fact, it seems pointless as this is your favorite clothing, just a coincidence.

03/05/16
"????: Introduce yourself"

Your name is Greg Samson, given to you by your mother when you were born… she… isn't here now, but you don't like to dwell on bad thoughts. You are turning 15 today and you couldn't be more excited for it! Especially since its a free day, technically free week! You enjoy games where you need to think a bit outside the box. You also like figuring out how things tick, either through disassembling them or finding what makes it work. You DON'T like, however, when you are not allowed to learn about it! It feels like you get blocked off from knowing what does and doesn't work, it just irritates the hell out of you. Another thing that really grinds your gears is when everything is forced to be one way or the other, though you like following a set of rules. Another thing you do not enjoy is the idea and thoughts of the unknown and the undead. Such things unnerve you to a massive amount, the idea of the once living returning from the dead... Terrifying... Though you dont want to dwell on it. Thinking back a bit to the good details about life, you live in a nice suburban household, you go to highschool regularly, you would be going today but it's winter break. All in all, life is pretty much the best it could be, you wish you could change some things about it but that's besides the point.

03/05/16
"????: Captchalogue the three-dimensional solid object"

You use your Pathway modus to store away the box, but what is the pathway modus and what does it do?... Basically it's like a minigame where you need to trace your finger along a path. It does get harder with the larger or more complex item though… Even though the thought of explaining this captchalogue further is entertaining, there is one thing to get out of the way.

03/05/16
"????: Think deeply about what's in the Box"

Could it be that the contents of this hollow rectangular prism made of cardboard is the secret to your dreams? Could it be the key to your purpose in life and your ultimate destiny? Is there any knowledge that can be contained in this elongated cube that you don't know? Is there any point to this line of thinking? Maybe you should chill out a bit and just captchalogue it for now.

03/05/16
"????: Examine Box on Dresser"

Speaking of mystery, what even is this box? It wasn't here yesterday, and it doesn't look wrapped well enough to be a gift… What could it be?

03/05/16
"????: Look at Calendar"

And what a good coincidence that the game would release on the best day of your life, the day where you GOT your life, your Birthday! You’re happy that it released today, everyone will know the secrets behind this gaming mystery… If it can even be called a mystery. Maybe you will be one of the first to solve a mystery of it too, like why it was delayed for so long, why some people call it dangerous, and why the heck it's called Sburb, I mean rural and city folk can play it too right? Anyways...

03/05/16
"????: Look at Poster"

You’re not sure why everyone is hyped up about this game, no one even knows what it's about, not even the advertisers. You too are aboard this anonymous hype train to nowhere, but it will end today, for today is the day you receive the game. The one biggest mystery about this game is what genre is it? Is it an RPG? A strategy game? A dating simulator?... Probably not that last one, the advertisers call it the best game ever, so it's probably… A FPS by Game Graphic Network’s standards, so at least it will look good… You hope.

03/05/16
"????: Examine Room"

You get out of bed and take a look at your room; posters of your favorite games and interests adorn the walls, as does one of the new games that are going to come out soon. Your computer sits in the corner, which is where you also sit most of the time, and in the other corner sits your chest of stuff... You've had that chest since you were a child and it holds a place in your heart like how it holds stuff in it. Your coat is hanging on the hat rack adorning the door. You wear it when the weather is cold or just when you feel like it... Or at least it would if it actually fit, but sadly your father got the size too big and you've been trying to fit ever since. Speaking of stuff on walls, the poster to the right is the game that going to come out today!

26/11/15
"--}"

You are woken up by yet another nightmare... Guh, you swear you're on the brink of INSOMNIA at this point. This stuff is getting more and more common as days go by, and it's irritating the heck out of you. However, today is the beginning a new day, it's best to forget about this odd moment.

26/11/15
"--}"

26/11/15
"--}"

26/11/15
"{S} Nullstuck"

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