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23/01/17
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You get ready to take out the Gift b- Whoa there that car! Jeez they were going kinda fast for this area, usually people have to go half that speed or else but they must have been in a rush for some odd reason… You hope its a good reason. But its not really worth making an issue over too much, you cant do much about it… Though it does make you wonder, since you’re thinking right now, why would it even be raining so hard today? This wasn't really expected to happen for a while, and since its started raining its been pouring...

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

Now then! Its time to open up the mailbox and receive any gift inside. And sure enough there’s a nice blue gift inside, with some other things on top like little cards. This is nice to see since it shows that going out here wasn't useless. Looks like this is the only present in there too so you’ll take it, especially since you don't want it to get wet from any rain that would drip into it!

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

Anyone in their right mind should know what this flag is for. Have it up and you’re sending mail out, have it down and… well, thats normal. You remember spinning it sometimes on the way home from school and leaving it dangling on the bottom, but you usually leave it be since some mail accidentally got taken away, you think. Either that or you just grew out of it. But its good to know that you're able to tell the difference when the flags up or not!

23/01/17
"Greg: Examine Mailbox"

...I mean what is there really to examine about it. Its a mailbox. It stores mail. There’s the little locking mechanism on the side of it but thats really all thats special about it. Oh, and the flag thingy.

23/01/17
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This swing was put on here a long time ago, probably a few years or so. It was made by your dad one day and you would usually go out and play it, once it was made of course. Occasionally you’ll still go out here and sit down on it, take in the air and relax but mostly you stay inside. For you it's kind of surprising to see that your swing is still up from so long ago, you thought the ropes would have gotten grown out of by the tree but no, they stayed on.

You probably should check the mailbox by now, you’re getting pretty cold out here!

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

You walk down the path and stop in front of the tree. Ah this old tree, you remember when it was… well… it never really was a sapling to say but, it's still bigger than what it used to be, and because its an evergreen its always vibrant, even during rainy days like these! Plus there’s still the 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 pushed it over by accident and it got chipped like that, your dad was kind of mad at you but he said it looked better chipped, which you can kinda agree on? I mean now it's broken but it produces a cool trickle of water… Whatever, It was an accident from a long time ago, and now the thing is busted in an interesting way.

23/01/17
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You step out into the downpour of the rain, luckily your umbrella keeps you mostly dry under it, though your shoes do get covered in little rain specs, but that’s fine. Its kinda pleasant out here even though its raining, very soothing to say the least… You probably should look around the path while you’re going to the mailbox.

23/01/17
"Greg: Examine Porch"

You examine the rest of the porch area and see the front yard table. You and your dad used to eat here alot, you still do occasionally but because its winter time its really not a good idea. You did eat out here with your friend though when they were here, and that was fun! You two talked about all sorts of things like what to do over winter break, what games they were 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 bought it if you didn't even need it anyways, but you do. Jeez it looks like its really pouring out here, the rain is audibly slamming into the ground at super high speeds… But you have an umbrella, you’ll be fine! But first you should probably check around a bit.

15/01/17
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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
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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
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15/01/17
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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...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
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...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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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...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
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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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