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02/07/14
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BF: ...
CA: (\/)! I WILL HELP YOU SAVE HIM !(\/)
CA: (\/)! NOW, THE PROGRAM IS RUNNING !(\/)

02/07/14
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CA: (\/)! I UNDERSTAND THE FEELING OF BEING ABANDONED BY FRIENDS, BUT YOU MUST UNDERSTAND THAT THEIR CURRENT INDIFFERENCE IS ONLY FLEETING !(\/)
CA: (\/)! LOOK AROUND YOU AT YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS, AND ALL THAT YOU SUCCEED IN WITHOUT THEIR INFLUENCE !(\/)
CA: (\/)! YOU ARE WELL-READ, ARTISTIC, CULTURED, AND ENAMORED WITH LIFE !(\/)
CA: (\/)! YOU ARE THESE THINGS WITH OR WITHOUT YOUR FRIENDS !(\/)
CA: (\/)! BUT THEY NEED YOUR PRESENCE IN THEIR LIVES !(\/)
CA: (\/)! ESPECIALLY !(\/)
CA: (\/)! THE ONE YOU LOVE !(\/)

02/07/14
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BF: good!!!! then you can leave me alone while i do!!!!
CA: (\/)! I WOULD LIKE TO HELP YOU !(\/)
CA: (\/)! I AM EXTREMELY FAMILIAR WITH THIS GAME AND KNOW PRECISELY HOW TO STREAMLINE YOUR EXPERIENCE !(\/)
CA: (\/)! PLEASE ALLOW ME TO TEACH YOU THE QUICKEST WAY TO GET STARTED !(\/)
CA: (\/)! YOUR FRIENDS WILL BE STUNNED BY YOUR SEEMINGLY INNATE ABILITIES !(\/)
CA: (\/)! NOT TO MENTION INCREDIBLY IMPRESSED !(\/)

BF: i don't like cheating.
CA: (\/)! IT ISN'T THAT !(\/)
CA: (\/)! CHEATING IS FOR THE LAZY, WHICH YOU MOST CERTAINLY ARE NOT !(\/)
CA: (\/)! THIS WILL ALLOW YOU TO BYPASS THE DIFFICULT PHASE OF ENSURING THE CLIENT'S ENTRY, WHICH YOUR DESIGNATED CLIENT SEEMS TO HAVE COMPLETELY FORSAKEN !(\/)
CA: (\/)! WE HAD QUITE A FEW DIFFICULT CLIENTS IN MY SESSION AS WELL !(\/)
CA: (\/)! AND YET HERE WE ALL ARE !(\/)

BF: ugh.
BF: so...are you guys like all on teams or something?
BF: i'm guessing you're on ocerus and aurthour's team?? even though you literally just broke into my computer like a huge jerk...
BF: and this serket girl or whatever is on the bad team? supposedly?

CA: (\/)! SERKET IS VERY DANGEROUS !(\/)
BF: i heard that. but idk what's going on, still, and it's really making me upset.
BF: i don't even want to play, anymore.
BF: like, not at all.

CA: (\/)! I KNOW !(\/)
CA: (\/)! BUT PLEASE, LISTEN !(\/)
CA: (\/)! YOUR DESTINY IS SO GREAT !(\/)
CA: (\/)! YOU CANNOT EVEN IMAGINE THE THINGS THAT AWAIT YOU !(\/)
CA: (\/)! THINGS MAY SEEM BLEAK NOW, AND YOUR FRIENDS MAY BE IGNORING YOU !(\/)
CA: (\/)! BUT THEY ARE ALREADY BEGINNING TO FACE THE MOST DIFFICULT TRIALS OF THEIR LIVES !(\/)
CA: (\/)! YOU TOO WILL FACE YOURS !(\/)
CA: (\/)! BUT YOU WILL EMERGE STRONG AND PROUD !(\/)

02/07/14
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CA: (\/)! I HAVE LINKED OUR COMPUTERS !(\/)
CA: (\/)! YOU NEED NOT WORRY ABOUT MAKING ANY MISTAKES !(\/)

BF: is this some kind of joke?!?!?
BF: do bec and jaspers just not want me to play or something?!?!
BF: i'm so tired of people messaging me out of nowhere and distracting me from what i need to be doing!!!!!!!!!!
BF: go away!!!! i'm not in the mood to rp right now!!!! i don't even know who you are...

CA: (\/)! I DO APOLOGIZE !(\/)
BF: what is that, even??? that thing you're doing?
CA: (\/)! WHAT !(\/)
BF: those symbols? before and after your words
CA: (\/)! THOSE ARE MY HANDS !(\/)
CA: (\/)! AND MY EYES !(\/)

BF: ...
BF: well...whatever.
BF: just leave me alone. i need to save jaspers. whether he wants me to or not!!!!

CA: (\/)! HE DOES !(\/)

01/07/14
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JADEPUPPY: !!!!!!!!
JADEPUPPY: grandpa!!!!!!! grandma!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK BARK :D

01/07/14
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28/05/13
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CA: (\/)! MY NAME IS DARDAN VANTAS !(\/)
CA: (\/)! I WILL NOT LEAVE YOU UNTIL YOU FEEL SAFE WITHIN THE GAME !(\/)
CA: (\/)! ON BEHALF OF MY FRIENDS, I APOLOGIZE !(\/)
CA: (\/)! PLEASE BEGIN WHENEVER YOU ARE READY !(\/)

28/05/13
"Moments later..."

-- crustyAttitude [CA] began trolling basedFabio [BF] --

CA: (\/)! YOUR MAJESTY !(\/)
CA: (\/)! AS A SUBJECT OF PRINCE OTTO, HEIR TO THE VIRTUOUS THRONE OF SHOALREIF IN THE OCEAN JUST BEYOND THE TERRITORY OF YOUR OWN QUEENDOM !(\/)
CA: (\/)! PLEASE ALLOW ME TO FORMALLY INTRODUCE MYSELF !(\/)

28/05/13
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BF: i'm just always the last person to know everything!!!!!
BF: bec and jaspers are always talking, cal keeps secrets from me and lies about stuff all the time...
BF: i can't keep everything straight half of the time because my dumb friends don't ever tell me important stuff!!!!!
BF: and now i have to play this game or jaspers might die and jaspers isn't even on the computer anymore!!!!
BF: i just want to scream but i'm too scared to leave him because what if he really does die?!??
BF: i can't let that happen to him, or to anybody!!!!!

BC: I'm very sO->rry
BF: ugh
BF: no...it really isn't your fault, aurthour...
BF: i'm really sorry for getting upset but it's just so frustrating, you know?

BC: NO->
BC: What I meant was
BC: I'm very sO->rry because I must leave yO->u fO->r just a
mO->ment
BC: A bit O->f a skirmish has brO->ken O->ut and I must
BC: O->h dear
BC: Please excuse me


-- brokenCaballus [BC] has disconnected --

BF: ...
BF: :(

28/05/13
"And..."

-- basedFabio [BF] returned from away --

BC: O->h
BC: YO->u changed yO->ur clO->thing again

BF: yeah, so what??????
BF: can't a girl look pretty when she feels like it??!??

BC: Um
BC: Yes
BC: She mO->st certainly can
BC: I'm just a bit cO->nfused
BC: I lO->O->ked away fO->r O->nly a mO->ment

BF: just shut your mouth and connect me to jaspers!!!!!!
BF: i'm getting really really REALLY mad about all of this...

BC: Why are yO->u sO-> upset, Miss Quinn

28/05/13
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...A strife is brewing.

28/05/13
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28/05/13
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14/04/13
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??????: !! AABBSSOOLLUUTTEELLYY , NNOOTT !!

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12/04/13
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30/03/13
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Oh HELL no.

29/03/13
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29/03/13
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??????: nice knowin you e ^ e

29/03/13
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??????: okay then
??????: whatevs, âMANâ

29/03/13
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??????: so we're not âFRIENDSâ, huh?

29/03/13
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28/03/13
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Easy now.

28/03/13
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24/03/13
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CD: savin the âUNIVERSEâ from its own âFUCKUPSâ
CD: I can deal with bein lonely if I'm usherin in the âGODSâ

AP: Dont get all theological on me
AP: I told you what were doing
CD: yeahhhh, and your âSTORYâ was âSHITâ
CD: I like my âVERSIONâ better

AP: Whatever
AP: I have something else to be doing right now
AP: So just contact me when youve sent the message
CD: gotcha
CD: I'll talk to the âPRINCESSâ soon as I can

AP: It should be any minute now
AP: Just stay alert you imbecile
CD: go fuck yourself
CD: e v e


-- auxiliaryProtocol [AP] ceased chiding ceaselessDreams [CD] --

24/03/13
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AP: Name one
CD: âSEAHORSEâ sea âCAPTAINâ e v e
AP: Hes not your friend anymore
CD: âTROLLSHITâ
CD: we're best âBUDSâ
CD: âBROCEANSâ

AP: His best friend is Zahhak
CD: neh
CD: I know they're âPALSâ
CD: but Oce and Aurt don't have what me and Oce have

AP: God Makara
AP: For a Mind player you certainly are dense
CD: besides Oce, me and Sthe are âFRIENDSâ
AP: Sthe is not an acceptable nickname
CD: doesn't matter what you call her
AP: Shes also only friends with you when its convenient for her
CD: hey
CD: look âMANâ
CD: I don't need to argue with you about who's my âBUDDYâ
CD: I don't need anybody anyway

AP: Okay
CD: I know what I'm doin
AP: Right

24/03/13
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CD: relaaaax, âFRIENDâ
CD: I got this
CD: e v e

AP: Im not your friend
AP: I wouldnt even be speaking to you still if you werent as far off the map as you are
AP: You know that right
CD: you only tell me every single âTIMEâ we have a âCONVERSATIONâ, yo
CD: I know all there is to know about how hot your black âFIREâ is burnin

AP: As if I could have any feeling for you that wasnt disgust or a reluctance to remember that you exist at all
AP: Regardless Ill take note of the fact that I dont need to repeat myself anymore
CD: âSWAGâ
AP: Please dont for gods sake
CD: botherin you is like
CD: the best âDECISIONâ every âTIMEâ
CD: hahahaaaha

AP: Stop
CD: I guess you could say Im
CD: gettin your âGOATâ
CD: aaahahaha fuck
CD: I love these âIDIOMâ shits
CD: ridonkulous

AP: I dont have a goat to get
CD: e ^ e
AP: Besides
AP: You should be occupying yourself with Serket
AP: I dont trust her word
AP: Ive seen her
AP: I know what she wants
CD: she just wants âFOODâ
CD: who the fuck doesn't want that?

AP: Eventually you grow up and you learn that theres more to life than gluttonous impulses
CD: that sounds like a sad fuckin âTIMEâ
CD: I like not needin to worry about adult âGARBAGEâ

AP: I know
AP: And thats why you dont have friends anymore
CD: I've got plenty âFRIENDSâ

24/03/13
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CD: yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh
CD: whatevs

AP: Your nonchalance is so encouraging
CD: no âPROBLEMâ
AP: Ugh
AP: Speaking of problems
AP: Have you looked into the issue we talked about before
CD: I guess kinda
AP: Thats not an answer
AP: Nitwit
CD: it's not a big âDEALâ is what I'm sayin
AP: I can assure you that it is
CD: I mean we already talked
CD: me and her

AP: And
CD: she said she'd cut it out
AP: Well in that case I have to take your word for it
AP: And that's making me very uncomfortable

23/03/13
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AP: Just shut up about Marky Mark for one second
AP: Do you remember what we spoke about
CD: ahhahahaha, �MAN�
CD: of course I do
CD: I couldn't forget the �PRINCESS�

AP: Gross
CD: nehhhhh
CD: the �PRINCESS� is �GOOD�
CD: don't talk �SHIT�

AP: I can say whatever I like
AP: I dont have time for this
CD: �TIME�?
CD: ahahahahahahahaha
CD: hahaHAHAHAHAHAAHAAAAAA

AP: Fuck you
AP: Send the message
CD: gettin real �SICK� of your �SHIT�
CD: fuckin �KILLJOY�

AP: Tough shit fucker
CD: not gonna keep answerin to you �FOREVER�
CD: it's gettin �BORING�

AP: Why dont you shove your boredom up your ass
AP: This needs to get done

23/03/13
"AP: Contact associate."

-- auxiliaryProtocol [AP] began chiding ceaselessDreams [CD] --

AP: Before you start with your bullshit
CD: yeeeeeeeahhhhhhh
CD: come on come on
CD: feel it feel it
CD: feel the ★VIBRATION★

AP: No
AP: Listen to me
AP: Its time
CD: that's what I'm sayin
CD: it's about that ★TIME★
CD: to bring forth the ★RHYTHM★ and the ★RHYME★
CD: I'ma get ★MINE★ so get ★YOURS★
CD: I wanna see ★SWEAT★ comin out your ★PORES★

AP: Shut the fuck up
AP: I cant believe youre still like this
AP: Every instance of you is exactly the same amount of unbearable
CD: radical
AP: Fuck
CD: I can't help it ★MAAAAAAN★
CD: this ★MUSIC★ is so
CD: hypnotic

AP: More like nauseating
CD: sheeeeeeeit

23/03/13
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23/03/13
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BF: i'm ready.

23/03/13
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BC: Just give me a mO->ment
BC: If yO->u are ready, I can cO->nnect yO->ur cO->mputer tO-> Mister Jaspers'

BF: i guess i'm as ready as i'll ever be...
BF: i wish somebody would talk to me...i need to ask cal what's going on...

BC: YO->u will have plenty O->f time tO-> speak with yO->ur friend later
BC: I'm certain

BF: ...okay then
BF: yes.

23/03/13
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BC: There are many fO->rces wO->rking against yO->u, Miss Quinn
BC: But it is my intentiO->n tO-> prO->tect yO->u
BC: It is my duty as a Lusus

BF: i just
BF: don't want anything bad to happen to my mom
BF: and i'm sure jaspers doesn't want anything to happen to his dad
BF: or cal to his cousin...

BC: I have been tO->ld that it is hO->peless for you
BC: By thO->se whO->m I trust mO->re than anyO->ne else
BC: HO->wever
BC: I think there may have been a reasO->n that
BC: In O->ur sessiO->n
BC: I never quite realized the full pO->tential O->f my class
O->r my aspect
BC: Perhaps I was meant tO-> help yO->u all alO->ng
BC: Perhaps this is my destiny as the Heir O->f HO->pe

23/03/13
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BC: I am
BC: Well
BC: I dO->ubt yO->u wO->uld believe me if I tO->ld yO->u

BF: please
BF: you said i'm the only one who can help.
BF: i can't help if i don't know what's going on, or who i'm even talking to.

BC: Well that
BC: That dO->es make sense, yes
BC: I am
BC: A Lusus
BC: And I understand that yO->ur planet dO->es nO->t have the same culture as mine
BC: But I assure yO->u that I have yO->ur well being at the
fO->refrO->nt O->f my mind

BF: my planet...
BC: Technically, I and my friends are frO->m anO->ther universe
BC: The gO->al O->f the game yO->u've begun tO-> play is much
mO->re cO->mplex than yO->u realize
BC: Many O->f my friends were equally naive when we began O->ur O->wn sessiO->n
BC: AlthO->ugh yO->ur versiO->n O->f the game is sO-> rO->ugh that it is effectively unfinished
BC: It shO->uld still be taken very seriO->usly

BF: well it's not even a beta version of the game, so that's kind of obvious...
BF: i mean, that it's not going to be totally ready to sell or whatever...

BC: NO->, it's wO->rse than that
BC: I shO->uld knO->w
BC: I prO->grammed it
BC: AlO->ngside O->ne O->f my friends
BC: Which is why I am able tO-> manipulate it nO->w, tO-> sO->me degree
BC: I can O->nly hO->pe that my influence reaches far enO->ugh tO-> allO->w yO->u tO-> make it safely thrO->ugh the game

23/03/13
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BF: why...?
BF: why do you care about me? and why does serket want to hurt bec??
BF: none of this makes any sense at all!

BC: It will becO->me clearer tO-> yO->u as time gO->es O->n
BC: O->nce yO->u enter the game and becO->me acquainted with
yO->ur O->wn destiny as the Maid O->f Heart
BC: I want very badly tO-> explain everything tO-> yO->u immediately, but yO->u need time tO-> understand a few things
O->n yO-ur O->wn, first
BC: I will help yO->u get tO-> that pO->int
BC: Since yO->ur friend Jaspers is nO->t at his cO->mputer at the mO->ment

BF: ...what are you?

23/03/13
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BC: Please dO->n't be upset
BC: It's a part O->f the game
BC: I prO->mise yO->u that yO->u will understand with time
BC: She has a very specific rO->le in O->ur team, and
BC: Well, she enjO->ys using her pO->wer
BC: That dO->esn't make it right
BC: I will speak with her later
BC: Her name is Acialu
BC: I must ask yO->u nO->t tO-> hate her
BC: She is a very kind, lO->yal, and gentle friend O->f mine

BF: what do you mean, power?
BC: The pO->wer O->f her class
BC: YO->u will discO->ver yO->ur O->wn pO->wer as time gO->es
O->n in yO->ur sessiO->n
BC: And yO->u will quickly learn that death is nO->t quite as permanent as yO->u wO->uld think

BF: this is all too freaking much for me
BF: i thought this was just supposed to be a fun game for us to play for a few hours!!!
BF: jaspers explained it and it sounded like so much fun...
BF: i don't like any of this anymore, and nobody's talking to me, and now i'm just
BF: i'm really upset about all of this
BF: and i'm scared

BC: I will help yO->u
BC: I want tO-> make certain that yO->u are safe
BC: And sO-> dO->es O->cerus, and several O->f my O->ther friends

BF: how many of you are there...?
BC: Twelve in all
BF: and you're watching us?
BC: MO->st O->f us are, yes

23/03/13
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BF: that's what she said
BF: that cal is lying to me, and everyone
BF: my friends
BF: and my mom
BF: we're all

BC: O->h nO->
BC: Please dO->n't cry
BC: ShO->O->t

BF: i mean i
BF: i don't know why i believe it????
BF: that's so unlike me
BF: i'm really confused right now
BF: i don't understand

BC: Please, Quinn
BC: YO->u must remain calm
BC: YO->u have a very impO->rtant task ahead O->f yO-u

BF: why would cal be lying to me???
BF: after everything...
BF: i was so sure...this morning! this morning, i knew he trusted me
BF: i KNEW it!!!!
BF: what...

BC: Miss Quinn
BF: who is she??
BF: who is that girl that i just talked to????

BC: I cannO->t
BF: i deserve to know who's telling me that my friends and my mom are going to die!!!!!!

20/03/13
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-- brokenCaballus [BC] began trolling basedFabio [BF] --

BC: I apO->lO->gize fO->r that interruptiO->n
BC: I prO->mise yO->u that it will nO->t happen again
BC: Are yO->u
BC: Um
BC: Wait a mO->ment
BC: What happened
BC: YO->u lO->O->k distraught
BC: What did she say tO-> yO->u

BF: we're
BF: all of us
BF: something terrible is going to happen to everyone

BC: What

20/03/13
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23/03/13
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What now? Oh. It looks like your friend is done with your computer. That was a fairly short chat. Maybe she really did just want to say hello to the girl.

19/03/13
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You can't help but think that they're more than a bit IRRESPONSIBLE. This is probably why they ended up losing their CHARGES in the chaos that engulfed your noble planet when you began your own session of the game that these HUMAN CHILDREN have just begun playing.

You wouldn't ever say that out loud, though. You wouldn't want to hurt their feelings.

19/03/13
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Presently, you are sharing this room with some FRIENDS OF YOURS who are also Lusii, and who all seem perfectly content to IGNORE you, at the moment. You know that they all CARE FOR YOU, but they do all seem to be far more concerned with their own PROBLEMS than they are with yours, despite the fact that your problems are probably WAY MORE IMPORTANT THAN THEIRS ARE, right now.

You would think that they would be a bit more concerned with their NEWFOUND RESPONSIBILITY. Everyone adapts differently, though, you suppose. You had thought this would have come NATURALLY to them, as it has to you and a few of your other friends.

19/03/13
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As a Lusus, when you were FOUR SWEEPS OLD, you became the guardian of a TROLL, the other sentient species that the Lusii once shared Alternia with. You hand-picked the Troll yourself in an ELABORATE CEREMONY. Becoming a Troll's guardian is a very serious responsibility, and the significance of the bond between a Lusus and their Troll can explain a good percentage of what being a modern Lusus is ALL ABOUT, but it's a bit too complicated to explain just now. Not to mention, it's been a very long day, and you're feeling pretty WEARY, at this point. You're not sure you have the STRENGTH to get through the whole story.

Maybe someone else can explain it to us later. Explaining it right now would be a bit IRRELEVANT, anyway, seeing as your Troll has been DEAD for quite some time.

10/03/13
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Before you ended up here, you were an exemplary member of LUSUS SOCIETY. It's a bit difficult to talk about your INTERESTS when you no longer have a RESPITEBLOCK to show us, but we can make do with what's available. You still wear your STANDARD REGALIA every day, some would say like an IDIOT, signaling that as a much younger calf, you were chosen for training as an EMISSARY TO THE EMPRESS, a position which you looked forward to taking on with PRIDE and EAGERNESS. It's a bit worn out in places, but your friend here has HELPED YOU with that, in spite of the fact that you DON'T REALLY NEED TO WEAR IT anymore.

You have noticeably had TWO OF YOUR LEGS and a section of your ABDOMEN replaced with CYBERNETIC IMPLANTS that look surprisingly well-made. You get a bit UPSET talking about what happened to you, especially in light of what's happened MORE RECENTLY, so you'd rather not divulge that information just yet. Because of your CYBERNETIC IMPLANTS and simply due to a general weakness in your organic legs, you AREN'T ABLE TO WALK PARTICULARLY WELL, and you spend most of your time LAYING DOWN to prevent fatigue and pain. Because of this, you've had plenty of time to become particularly skilled at HACKING COMPUTERS.

Long before your many, many accidents, you were a SKILLED RUNNER. However, you tell yourself and others that you DON'T REGRET losing that skill, in light of what you gained as a result. You are HAPPY with your life, most of the time. At least, you were before THINGS CHANGED for you and your friends.

You used to live overlooking a SMALL VILLAGE where those with blood SIMILAR TO YOURS lived. As stated, you have SHOCKINGLY PURE NOBLE EARLIAN BLUE BLOOD. This is not unnatural, though it is slightly uncommon. You show off your blood color as everyone does through the BRAND on your flank that you got when you were only three sweeps old, as is tradition. The brand shows your SYMBOL, and is a representation of your LEGACY, your PERSONAL STRENGTH, and your RESPONSIBILITY to your people. Not everyone wears their symbol in the same place, but it carries the SAME WEIGHT for EVERYONE. You are particularly fond of yours.

Most of what you wear is in a similar hue to your blood color. However, you do wear some BRIGHT GOLD, signifying your importance as a (not yet indoctrinated) REPRESENTATIVE of the EMPIRE. You also wear TEAL in the particular hue of the HIGH BARONESS, for REASONS OF PERSONAL SENTIMENT.

02/03/13
"Aurthour: Introduce yourself!!!"

Well, this is going to be difficult for a number of reasons, but let's give it a shot.

As stated before, your name is AURTHOUR ZAHHAK. You are a class N Kentaurus caballus, a subspecies of the highest form of life populating the great planet of ALTERNIA, the Lusus naturae. Your HEMOPURITY is through the roof. Not that that really means all that much to you anymore.

Where you are is currently irrelevant, and you needn't explain. You are spending time with someone that you TRUST very much; perhaps more importantly, with someone trusted by your affectionately-titled "reason for causing problems". No one tends to bother her, and that's what you need right now. To not be bothered.

27/02/13
"Quinn: I swear to god this isn't funny"

Tough tooties.

Better get comfortable.

Because your name is AURTHOUR ZAHHAK, and your closest ladyfriend has just decided to use you as a seat while she hijacks your HUSKTOP. You're not going anywhere.

27/02/13
"Quinn: Oh come on."

I said--

Oh. Look. Look at that. What cute friends they seem to be. You wonder what her name is. You wonder how they know each other. You wonder why he's with her now instead of with AG, like he was earlier!!!

What mysteries. Too bad you're Quinn right now.

27/02/13
"Quinn: Be BC!!!! Be BC!!!!!"

No!!!!

BC is in too much distress to be...been. Be'd? Becomed? What the funk.

Just look at him. He's dealing with a lot of poop right now. There's no way you can be him right now. No sir.

26/02/13
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BF: who just walks around telling people that they'll kill their loved ones???
BF: where are your mom and dad? that just sounds like a bunch of doodoo if you ask me!!!

BC: DO->O->dO->O->, yO->u say
BF: omfg
BF: i freaking swear
BF: don't make fun of me!!!! i already had bec giving me a hard time for that earlier. i don't need you dumb boys and your smart mouths!!!!
BF: i don't need to cuss to sound tough!!!! at least i do what i say i'm gonna do!!! butthead!!!

BC: O->h, nO->
BC: I didn't mean tO-> insinuate
BC: That is tO-> say
BC: I wO->uld rather nO->t duel yO->u
BC: I want tO-> prO->tect you

BF: who in the gosh dingly dang mummy-dunkin funk is talking about dueling?!????
BC: SO->rry
BC: I thO->ught that yO->u were suggesting
BC: By O->rdering me tO-> butt heads with jklwafhdsijog
BC: SO->rry
BC: Butt heads with yO->u
BC: Maybe that was kjasdfjewoijglkdl;lfwe[p
BC: Please stO->p that

BF: what???
BC: NO->t that yO->u were kdfsjakoamldhgjkllfpal,;dspaew
BC: O->kay
BC: LO->O->k
BC: Uh
BC: This is sO-> fO->O->lish
BC: A friend O->f mine wants tO-> say hellO-> tO-> yO->u
BC: She dO->esn't seem tO-> understand the severity O->f the situatiO->n and she keepsafepowafkdsjlefpoagtjksdfkOEIAWFO1K


-- brokenCaballus [BC] ceased trolling basedFabio [BF] --

BF: ????????????????????

25/02/13
"==>"

BC: I fO->rced the transfer frO->m yO->ur friend Jaspers'
cO->mputer tO-> Becquerel's as I was cO->mmanded tO->
BC: But please, befO->re you realize exactly what I have dO->ne
BC: I must explain tO-> yO->u why I did it

BF: okay...
BF: i'm listening...
BF: not so sure that i trust somebody who hacks into my friends' computers, though!!!

BC: Please
BC: Believe me when I say that I was fO->rced tO-> dO-> sO->
BC: It is in my nature tO-> respect the free will O->f thO->se
O->utside O->f my O->wn culture
BC: Many O->f us feel the same way and dO-> nO->t wish tO-> influence yO->ur actiO->ns as yO->u play this game
BC: But the lady Serket is a rO->gue agent whO-> has never quite played by the rules O->f O->ur sO->ciety
BC: She dO->es what she wishes in an attempt tO-> gain fO->r herself and herself alO->ne
BC: She hO->lds a deep cO->ntempt fO->r mO->st O->f us and uses her pO->wer tO-> manipulate us intO-> using O->ur skills tO-> her advantage

BF: so...this serket girl forced you to hack bec and jaspers' computers?
BF: why? what does she stand to gain through us playing this dumb computer game?

BC: YO->u sO->und
BC: SO-> much like friends O->f mine did befO->re we began the same jO->urney
BC: SO->rry
BC: That's irrelevant
BC: What matters is that Lady Serket is after yO->ur friend Becquerel
BC: And she will harm him if she gets tO-> him
BC: I want tO-> help yO->u tO-> prO->tect him
BC: And I have been tO->ld that yO->u are the mO->st willing to assist me in this matter

BF: me?? um
BF: well, i guess so.
BF: i mean, of course i love bec! but we all do.
BF: who told you that?

BC: My reasO->n fO->r causing this prO->blem in the first place
BC: The lady Serket threatened the life O->f my belO->ved
BC: And yO->u understand the impO->rtance of prO->tecting yO->ur lO->ved O->nes
BC: DO->n't yO->u, Miss Quinn

BF: of course i do.
BF: i'm all about that!!!!!!!
BF: but you're saying serket said she would kill your...um. girlfriend, or boyfriend, or something, unless you hacked bec and jaspers' computers?

BC: Yes
BF: ...where the heck do you even live where people make those kinds of threats?

25/02/13
"==>"

BC: I am cO->mpelled tO-> break cO->de here
BC: I can O->nly hO->pe that yO->u will listen

BF: well...i'm all ears, of course!!!!
BF: but i still don't have any idea what you're talking about.
BF: how do you even know what i'm doing, anyway? i mean...well, i guess you're friends with otto.
BF: or ocerus??? so i guess you're probably friends with faustus, too!
BF: if that's HIS real name...

BC: I dO->n't knO->w anyO->ne by that name, I'm afraid
BF: ceaselessdreams?
BC: O->h
BC: I see
BC: I am acquainted with him, yes
BC: fO->rgive me fO->r asking, but
BC: hO->w lO->ng have yO->u been talking tO-> him

BF: like six or seven months? i dunno
BF: cal and i used to roleplay with him and otto all the time
BF: I mean ocerus...
BF: and then they both sort of disappeared for a few months
BF: and then earlier today ocerus got in touch with me again and he seemed like he was in trouble or something...

BC: He is
BF: oh, no.....
BF: can i help somehow???

BC: I'm afraid nO->t
BC: But he shO->uld survive, if all gO->es well
BC: Namely, if Lady Serket is unable tO-> cO->ntact yO->ur friend as she plans tO->

BF: which friend?
BC: Ah, the O->ne whO-> has already entered intO-> the game
BC: That was
BC: Well
BC: I wO->uld like tO-> apO->lO->gize fO->r that

BF: you mean bec? why?
BF: i'm pretty sure you didn't have anything to do with what's going on, or like...how jaspers killed bec's dog, or whatever!
BF: it's not a big deal. i'm sure you don't have anything to apologize for, aurthour!

BC: NO->, I dO->
BC: But I can see that yO->u dO->n't yet understand why
BC: YO->u will O->nce yO->u enter the game
BC: Which, unfO->rtunately, yO->u must dO-> nO->w
BC: Because O->f my influence

BF: what happened, did you like hack bec's computer or something and force him to play?
BC: In a way, yes

24/02/13
"Quinn: Answer."

-- brokenCaballus [BC] began trolling basedFabio [BF] --

BC: It is against the mO->ral cO->de O->f everything that we're dO->ing right nO->w
BC: But I must warn yO->u
BC: FO->r Sir AmpO->ra's sake
BC: YO->u must nO->t let Lady Serket near yO->ur friend

BF: uhhhmmm...!!!!!!!!
BF: i have no idea what the heck you're talking about!!!
BF: who's ampora and serket??

BC: O->h GO->d
BC: Um
BC: FO->rgive me
BC: O->cerus

BF: ...??????? ummmmmmm
BF: is that supposed to help? umm
BF: i'm sorry, i don't know what you're talking about!!!
BF: maybe it'd help if you introduced yourself first?

BC: I'm
BC: My sincerest apO->lO->gies
BC: My name is AurthO->ur

BF: there!!! now isn't that better?
BF: that's a much nicer way to start a conversation!!!
BF: i'm quinn!!! it's nice to meet you.
BF: even if i am in a kind of poopy mood right now.

BC: PO->O->py mO->O->d
BC: I'm nO->t certain that I fO->llO->w

BF: it's not a big deal.
BF: anyway aurthour what are you trying to say? who's ocerus?
BF: do i know them? what's their screenname?

BC: Ah
BC: His trO->llian handle is pO->seidO->nsCO->rO->natiO->n

BF: ....um, do you mean otto?
BF: pc is otto, right? at least that's his rp character.
BF: his real name is...ocerus???

BC: Yes
BC: I realize hO->w unO->rthO->dO->x it is fO->r me tO-> tell
yO->u his name withO->ut his permissiO->n
BC: But the situatiO->n calls fO->r it
BC: Much is at stake, including the lives O->f yO->ur friends and yO->urself
BC: I knO->w he will understand

BF: sooooo...who's serket?
BF: are you some kind of recruiter for a new game? because um
BF: i mean i'm really flattered and everything! but i just kind of like playing in more private channels, you know?
BF: cal's been trying to get me to look at dreamwidth for like six hundred years and i just really don't want to rp where everybody can see it!!!
BF: it's just so nerve-wracking to think about, ugh.

BC: I
BC: I'm nO->t sure that I knO->w what yO->u're saying
BC: But I assure yO->u I'm nO->t here tO-> play a game with
yO->u, Miss Quinn
BC: I am trying tO-> prO->tect yO->u frO->m sO->meO->ne whO-> will hurt yO->u very badly if yO->u aren't careful

24/02/13
"==>"

Oh, somebody's bothering you when you're finally settled in to draw. This really shouldn't be a surprise, and it's even less of a surprise that, of course, it's not any of the three people that SHOULD be talking to you right now.

24/02/13
"==>"

You've also changed into your pajamas, since you're pretty sure Jaspers went to BED, and he's not going to be helping you get into the game any time soon. What a poop for brains he is sometimes. You can understand being a little upset over killing Jade, or whatever he did, but it's just a game, right? It's not like anybody's ACTUALLY dead.

You honestly don't know all that much about what playing SBURB entails, but you're pretty sure these boys are getting a little TOO WORKED UP over NOTHING.

24/02/13
"Bec: Fine. Be Quinn."

Ah, here we go.

It's been a few minutes since we were you, and you're occupying yourself with your SILLY COMIC, which you honestly haven't worked on in quite some time. Usually you draw it for CAL when he's upset, but you just haven't had the time to draw much, lately.

24/02/13
"Bec: Be TA!!!!!!"

You try to be TA, but you can't. You're not quite ready for that yet, and frankly, she's not either.

Let's be someone else instead, okay?

...Please?

23/02/13
"==>"

FS: >:εε Im sorry ~
FS: >:εε Hold on ~
FS: >:εε I think my fri3nd is in troubl3 ~
FS: >:εε W3ll talk lat3r, Jasp3rs! ~


-felicitousStalking [FS] ceased trolling acinonyxAnonymous [AA]-

23/02/13
"==>"

FS: >:εε I gu3ss mayb3 its for the b3st that your3 not 3v3n paying att3ntion to m3 right now ~
FS: >:εε Cap is so brav3, jumping right into things with you ~
FS: >:εε Sh3s always b33n so f3arl3ss, though ~
FS: >:εε Its just b33n hard3r for m3 to f33l quit3 as confid3nt sinc3 I lost my ward ~
FS: >:εε I f33l guilty for losing h3r lik3 I did, 3v3n though it was in3vitabl3 for most of us ~
FS: >:εε But mayb3 thats why w3r3 m3ant to conn3ct, Jasp3rs ~
FS: >:εε You and I just s33m to ~
FS: >:εε Hmm ~
FS: >:εε B3 fat3d to know on3 anoth3r ~
FS: >:εε Gosh ~

23/02/13
"==>"

FS: >:εε Your3 my favorit3, you know! Out of th3 four of you, I lik3 you the most ~
FS: >:εε I gu3ss mayb3 that sounds a littl3 strang3 ~
FS: >:εε But its an honor, coming from m3! I hop3 your3 happy to h3ar it! ~
FS: >:εε Its rar3 for m3 to call som3on3 sp3cial! ~
FS: >:εε I can r3ally s33 a lot of mys3lf in you, though ~
FS: >:εε And I f33l lik3 w3 hav3 a conn3ction in lots of diff3r3nt ways, too! ~
FS: >:εε 3v3n though you probably dont r3aliz3 it, yet ~

23/02/13
"==>"

FS: >:εε No s3ns3 in laying around b3ing sad wh3n you hav3 a cut3 kitty lik3 that to k33p you company! ~
FS: >:εε Iv3 b33n wanting to talk to you about h3r for such a long tim3, you know! ~
FS: >:εε I just hav3nt r3ally had th3 opportunity ~
FS: >:εε If you only kn3w what my lif3 is lik3! ~
FS: >:εε And what its b33n lik3 r3c3ntly, 3sp3cially ~
FS: >:εε What a pain! ~
FS: >:εε But Im glad to finally hav3 a qui3t mom3nt now to introduc3 mys3lf to you ~

23/02/13
"==>"

FS: >:εε Its tim3 to wak3 up! ~

23/02/13
"==>"

-felicitousStalking [FS] began trolling acinonyxAnonymous [AA]-

FS: >:εε H3y handsom3! ~

23/02/13
"==>"

23/02/13
"==>"



JADEPUPPY: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

23/02/13
"==>"

23/02/13
"==>"



JADEPUPPY: there!!! now bec isnt cold anymore!!! :P
BEC: .........

21/02/13
"==>"

21/02/13
"==>"



BEC: ugh. its too fucking cold.
BEC: im gonna have to go back inside in a minute here, unless you know how im supposed to use the alchemiter.
BEC: i guess itd probably help if jaspers could help me figure it out, but i wouldnt be able to talk to him anyway.
BEC: my computers all the way downstairs.
BEC: ugh
BEC: i cant feel my face.

21/02/13
"==>"



BEC: that thing freaks me out.
BEC: all of this kind of freaks me out, honestly.

JADEPUPPY: what does bec mean???? :?
JADEPUPPY: this is a fun place!!! a cold place, but a fun place!!!
JADEPUPPY: im excited to be here with bec, even if it is cold and dark!!!

BEC: yeah, im...
BEC: i mean, im glad youre here with me, jade.

JADEPUPPY: :D
BEC: of course i am.
BEC: but...man, i dunno.
BEC: serket told me about this, and what it would be like, but its all just
BEC: weird
BEC: like somethings not right about any of this.
BEC: you came back from the dead. and im just...i dont know.
BEC: i could still be dreaming right now. i could still be asleep on my bed for all i know.
BEC: only im not. this is real. i can feel how cold it is. i can feel this snow.
BEC: its scary. and i mean, i dont know if you really understand this
BEC: but i miss my grandpa a lot right now. its hard to explain why.
BEC: i just miss him a lot and i wish he was here.

JADEPUPPY: no...i understand what bec says!!
JADEPUPPY: i remember being very scared when i was little!! and i got lost and couldnt find my family...
JADEPUPPY: i missed my grandpa too! and my mom and my dad and all of my brothers and sisters.
JADEPUPPY: but then bec found me! and bec became all of my family.
JADEPUPPY: my new family! and bec took me to a new place to live, and i was happy.
JADEPUPPY: is it like that? is bec afraid like that?

BEC: ...kind of, i guess.
BEC: only i dont have a new family to take care of me. i just have...whatever you are now.
BEC: i mean, i still love you, jade. i love you a lot.
BEC: but youre not really a dog anymore, are you?

JADEPUPPY: :(

21/02/13
"==>"



BEC: so whats with you dragging everything outside? i thought you said you were going to check things out.
JADEPUPPY: i did!!! i wanted to make sure it was safe for bec!!
JADEPUPPY: but bec needs to have things outside to use them!!! bec has to use the alchemiter to make things to help!!!
JADEPUPPY: so everything that bec can use is outside now!!!
JADEPUPPY: im good!!! i did a good thing to help bec!!! :P

BEC: ...
BEC: the alchemiter, huh?

18/02/13
"==>"

And to make matters worse, your dog has been dragging things out of your house and leaving them all over the place, half-buried in the snow.

Bad Jade. Bad!

18/02/13
"==>"

You don't like this. At all.

Your plump little body is not used to this..."cold".

18/02/13
"==>"

It's cold.

10/02/13
"[S] Bec: Go outside."

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10/02/13
"==>"



BF: it means whatever you want it to mean!!! i guess!!!!!
CC: uh
CC: alright

BF: rrrgh!!!!
CC: hey q
CC: as much as pretending were animals has been fun since we were like
CC: twelve and a half
CC: thats not helping me right now

BF: i'm just frustrated!!!!!
CC: about what?
BF: about stuff!!!!!
CC: oh
CC: well thanks for that, now i know exactly whats going on

BF: imagine me banging my head on the table!!!!! that's what i'm doing right now!!!
CC: what? dont do that
CC: dude why cant anybody just be straight with me
CC: i mean with you its okay every once in a while because you usually tell me what the fuck youre talking about eventually
CC: but jaspers talks in circles all the time and like fuck im ever going to get a straight answer out of chewtoy
CC: just do me a favor quinn and tell me whats up, okay?

BF: ...i really want to...
BF: but i'm not allowed!!!

CC: then stop bugging me about it until somebody tells me what youre all upset about.
CC: can you do that for me? like a really small favor? on the day that your boyfriend smashed my dog to death?

BF: ...
BF: ...i'm sorry, bec.

CC: ...
CC: ....uh.
CC: ...........shit. sorry.
CC: was that a little mean?

BF: no, it's okay. i kind of deserve it i guess.
BF: i like to bug you a lot. like cal.
BF: i dunno...it's just kind of fun.

CC: its not fun for ME.
BF: i know...
BF: but...
BF: when jaspers gets mad, he gets...i don't know. different.
BF: when you're annoyed you just get flustered, usually.
BF: i don't know what i'm trying to say. you're just a really cute guy, okay???
BF: and when you're flustered or confused you're even cuter!!!!

CC: what the fuck quinn
CC: i dont want to be cute
CC: i want to be badass, like my grandpa
CC: what is it with you thinking im cute?

BF: you just are...idk.
BF: cal agrees. jaspers probably would too!!! you're just adorable!

CC: ugh. dude, i really dont want to have this dumb conversation right now
CC: not that
CC: YOURE dumb
CC: just this stupid back and forth thing
CC: i dont want to do that right now
CC: i need to go outside and find jade
CC: she said something about gates so i figure theres a lot of exploring to do
CC: and the more i figure out about where i am, the more i can tell you guys when you get into the game

BF: okay...good idea!
BF: make sure you take lots of notes for...when you start talking to jaspers again, i guess.

CC: ...yeah. okay.
CC: speaking of him, you should probably start getting him into the game
CC: id rather not have him watching me fuck around and like
CC: moping because i wont talk to him, you know

BF: right...okay.
BF: be careful, bec!

CC: thanks
BF: <3


-- basedFabio [BF] ceased pestering callingCujo [CC] --




-- basedFabio [BF] began pestering acinonyxAnonymous [AA] --

BF: jaspers????? are you alright???
BF: bec told me what happened...
BF: i just want you to know that i know for a fact that it was an accident...
BF: you would never do something like that on purpose...
BF: i'm here if you want to talk about it and i'm ready to help you into the game as soon as you're ready!
BF: but take your time...no rush!!!!
BF: <33333333333!!!!!!

24/01/13
"==>"



CC: well its not like i want to be in a fucking fight with him
CC: ...did you seriously just say pod

BF: ...........pod???????????
CC: p.o.d
BF: what????
BF: isn't that a band???

CC: what the fuck are you talking about?
CC: you said it first

BF: OH
BF: gosh
BF: p.o.'d???

CC: yeah
CC: heh

BF: yes i said p.o.'d!!!!!
BF: you big dummy!!!

CC: christ
BF: don't make fun of me, you butthead!!!!
CC: i know. i have no room to talk
CC: you just fucking
CC: god
CC: i was all pissed and now im just like
CC: fucking laughing at you not swearing
CC: like you wont even say PISSED
CC: jesus

BF: there's nothing wrong with not swearing!!!!!
CC: i know
CC: its just
CC: i dont know.
CC: i like that about you.
CC: youre like. decent.

BF: wow bec...
BF: gee, thanks.
BF: i'm decent. that's what every girl wants to hear!!!!

CC: you know what i mean
BF: you should say that to cal sometime.
BF: he'd appreciate it more than i do.

CC: ...what the hell does that mean?
BF: bluh!!!!!!

24/01/13
"==>"



CC: i mean she was dead for like five minutes
CC: but she was still DEAD
CC: like if somebody killed your mom and then brought her back to life i dont think youd be like
CC: oh yeah no everythings cool now its not like i just tried to pry my bed off of the floor to save her and got her blood all over my hands or anything
CC: nah man were okay

BF: so you're not going to talk to him anymore...?
CC: not for a little while at least
CC: idk dude
CC: i mean i just need to think about it
CC: he wasnt fucking listening to me and yeah he apologized but he should have just done what i said
CC: its not that hard to just wait for somebody
CC: he like shook me awake and then smashed my dog
CC: like thanks bro thats really cool of you
CC: only not because it was like the fucking worst thing thats ever happened to me
CC: at least recently

BF: i'm sure he's really sorry though...
BF: i would be...i would feel so bad, bec!!!

CC: i know you would. but thats YOU.
CC: i guess hes sorry, i mean i dont see why he wouldnt be
CC: but how did he collect himself like that and figure out what to do?
CC: all hes interested in right now is covering his ass, as far as i can tell

BF: bec...
CC: what?
BF: he's your best friend.
CC: and? i can be pissed at him if i want
CC: you get pissed at cal all the fucking time, quinn

BF: i'm not saying you can't be p.o.'d at him!!!!
BF: i'm just saying it's especially sad when you guys fight because you like...almost never do.

24/01/13
"==>"



CC: he killed jade.
CC: i mean technically he smashed her with a bed.
CC: my bed.

BF: but i thought you said she was looking around????
CC: she is. i mean
CC: i guess its something to do with how the game works
CC: but we prototyped her, i guess its called
CC: and shes a part of my sprite now
CC: the thing that sort of helps you through the game, i guess is a good way to explain it
CC: its a guardian helper thing
CC: she can talk now and stuff, its kind of cool i guess

BF: but...how did jaspers kill her????
BF: is that part of the game too?

CC: it really wasnt
CC: he was dicking around and i told him to stop and he didnt
CC: so he smashed her
CC: im just
CC: well just think if somebody killed your friend
CC: i mean christ quinn
CC: of course im pissed about it

BF: sorry!!! i just really doubt it was on purpose......
BF: i mean, he loves you, bec...jaspers would never do that to you purposefully!!!!

CC: .......yeah, well, thats beside the point
CC: shes not the same now

BF: what do you mean?
CC: i mean, shes not like
CC: a puppy
CC: anymore
CC: she looks different, she sounds different
CC: shes TALKING to me for fucks sake

BF: oh......

22/01/13
"Quinn: Pester Bec."

-- basedFabio [BF] began pestering callingCujo [CC] --

BF: bec!!!!!!
BF: how are you doing??? are you in the game yet???
BF: bec?????
BF: cal and i really really REALLY want to talk to you.
BF: well, mostly cal i guess
BF: but you know i love talking to you too!!!!
BF: bec??? are you even there????
BF: i know you're in cranky mode but
BF: let's face it!!! you're almost always cranky <3
BF: hellooooooo???

CC: jeez dollface.
CC: take a chill pill.

BF: hey!!!!
BF: i just wanted to know what's going on? i'd ask jaspers but......
BF: well, i missed talking to you! i feel like it's been a little while since we last spoke.....

CC: ........
CC: well, im here.
CC: idk. im in the game i guess?
CC: its like
CC: i dont know how to explain it
CC: i think i got transported somewhere?

BF: transported???
CC: yeah.
CC: like
CC: im definitely not on the island anymore.
CC: its fucking cold. and theres
CC: i guess its snow?
CC: everywhere
CC: and the volcano is gone
CC: and uh
CC: the ocean
CC: thats a pretty big deal for me
CC: no more ocean

BF: woah.......
CC: yeah...
CC: im still trying to figure it out
CC: im having jade look around a little bit before i wander too far away from my house
CC: playing it safe

BF: that's good!!
BF: but isn't jade scared to go alone????

CC: nah. she has sprite powers now.
BF: sprite powers????
BF: omfg
BF: i have no idea what you're talking about but i'm really excited to play now...
BF: and now that you and jaspers are done it's my turn to help him in, right????

CC: i
CC: yeah
CC: about that

BF: .......what happened?
BF: is something wrong???

CC: i mean
CC: im okay i guess
CC: hes okay
CC: i guess
CC: i just
CC: dont think im gonna be talking to him for a little while

BF: what????
BF: why not?!?

CC: because he killed jade
BF: he what?!??!??!?!?

22/01/13
"==>"

Not to mention, you kind of need to pat him down for some information. Teehee.

22/01/13
"==>"

Then again, he's rancorous PRACTICALLY EVERY DAY.

You figure a little poke wouldn't hurt. Besides, you really need to get caught up on his progress with Jaspers in the game.

22/01/13
"==>"

Oh, gosh dang it, Cal. Where did you go? There are important gossips to be had and important plans to be made.

You have nobody else to blab to about your mom without him online. You certainly wouldn't complain to Bec about her. Besides, he's RANCOROUS today.

22/01/13
"==>"

...Of course, that isn't going to stop you from telling Cal all about it.

22/01/13
"==>"

That stuff must be really private to her. Maybe you'll ask her about it later. Like, in a few years.

It really wasn't your business. You feel kind of GUILTY about looking at it.

22/01/13
"Quinn: Abscond."

You are now QUINN again. You have ABSCONDED properly back to your BEDROOM, and even though you still haven't eaten anything, you feel better about being here, you guess.

Anything is better than the look on your MOM's face when she caught you with that PHOTO ALBUM.

22/01/13
"==>"

...

...

...Fucking kids.

21/01/13
"==>"

Sorry, dude. FAMILY comes FIRST.

21/01/13
"Liv: Do something...???"

You are CAL'S COUSIN for a second. Kind of. Today, your name is LIV. This probably hasn't been mentioned before. Your NAME isn't really very IMPORTANT, anyway.

Essentially, the focus moves from Cal's face to yours for a second so we can prod you into action. After all, you're supposed to be Cal's GUARDIAN, and PROTECT HIM from this sort of shit.

Your eyebrow twitches in irritation. You just wanted to get laid today, that's all.

Goddamnit.

21/01/13
"==>"

If only you had eyes on the back of your head.

Or if only Big Bro's shades were as intimidating as your BABY BLUES. Fuck.

21/01/13
"==>"

You brace yourself. This is going to take scads of your best STINKEYE.

08/01/13
"==>"

Unacceptable.

08/01/13
"==>"

08/01/13
"==>"

03/01/13
"==>"

16/12/12
"Cal: Interrupt."

...Oh.

Hi.

Your cousin looks at you SUSPICIOUSLY. You NEVER come in here when the neighbors are over. Is something wrong? she asks. Are you sick?

Your neighbor looks at you DISINTERESTEDLY from behind his sunglasses. Whatever the answer is, he doesn't care.

Vegeta looks at you ANGRILY from the wall, crushing his scouter as he realizes the truth about your power level. But that's nothing new.

16/12/12
"==>"

Your CUZ will know what to do. Hopefully. Undoubtedly Square will follow you, and Cuz will finally witness firsthand the full effect of this guy's AGGRAVATING PERSONALITY. She'll probably DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT, too, unlike you.

As you turn the doorknob, it doesn't even cross your mind that you might be INTERRUPTING SOMETHING.

16/12/12
"==>"

You properly ABSCOND.

Dave assumes the fetal position. You narrowly avoid STOMPING ON HIM in your hurry to GET THE FUCK OUT OF THERE.

16/12/12
"Cal: Escape to the side."

You're able to DISTACT this SQUARE for long enough to ESCAPE TO THE SIDE. Big Bro clings to you precariously, but he's used to this sort of shit.

12/12/12
"==>"

You're getting really tired of this guy's OBVIOUS DOKIS for you. You've been getting tired of them for MONTHS. But as annoyed as you may be, you can't bring yourself to tell him off. You don't want to have to deal with your COUSIN getting upset with you for hating on the LIL BRO of her MAIN SQUEEZE.

Maybe she'll be a bit more sympathetic if she actually sees him being such a TOUCHY-FEELY ANNOYANCE, this time.

Time to BOUNCE, Big Bro.

12/12/12
"==>"



CAL: ...
CAL: you're touching my hair anyway...

SQUARE: I KNOW MAN BUT I CAN'T HELP MYSELF!
SQUARE: WOW JUST LOOK HOW WICKED GOOD YOU LOOK TODAY!
SQUARE: GOTTA LET YOUR CHEERY LIL FACE PEEK OUT SOMETIMES, HOMIE!

CAL: um...
SQUARE: YOU LOOK FLY AS HELL
SQUARE: LIKE A PRETTY DOLL
SQUARE: OR LIKE ONE OF YOUR FINE ANIME HONIES

CAL: ...
CAL: you need to...
CAL: ...
CAL: unless i say...

SQUARE: WHAT'D YOU SAY LIL CAL????????

12/12/12
"==>"



SQUARE: WOW LIL DOGG, HOPE YOU DON'T MIND IF I SAY
SQUARE: YOUR HAIR'S LOOKIN CRAZY NICE TODAY!
SQUARE: CAN I TOUCH IT FOR A QUICK SEC?

CAL: are you...
CAL: really asking me...???

SQUARE: HECK
SQUARE: OF COURSE I AM, C-STRI!
SQUARE: YOU KNOW I WOULDN'T GET ALL UP IN YOUR BIZ UNANNOUNCED!
SQUARE: THAT'D BE TOTES IMPROPER, YO!

CAL: um...
CAL: but you do that...
CAL: a lot...

SQUARE: WHAT'S THAT? SORRY, DIDN'T HEAR!
SQUARE: YOU'RE GONNA HAVE TO SPEAK UP A LITTLE MORE CLEAR!
SQUARE: MAYBE IF YOUR HAIR WASN'T ALL IN YOUR FACE...

CAL: stop...
CAL: stop speaking in rhyme...
CAL: i told you i don't like rapping with you...

SQUARE: OH, AIIGHT MAN!

11/12/12
"Cal: Tell this guy to keep his hands to himself."

You try. You kind of have a HARD TIME just talking to him, though. He's always way too excited to see you. It's really bizarre, if you're honest with yourself. Everyone else you've ever met in person, outside of your COUSIN and your NEIGHBORS (this guy and his brother), thinks you're weird or annoying. This guy...he just...always wants to HUG.

It freaks you out.

You try to tell him to back off. He laughs in that simultaneously IRRITATING and SADDENING way he always does. At least he's not HITTING YOU, like MOST OTHER KIDS DO, you think quietly. You sort of FEEL BAD for not LIKING him, since he's one of the few people who actually LIKES YOU. But he doesn't ever ASK before he just GRABS ONTO YOU.

You're not sure how to explain to him that you're SAVING ALL YOUR NON-PLATONIC HUGS for SOMEONE ELSE. And that you DON'T WANT TO HUG THIS GUY PLATONICALLY, EITHER. Or touch him AT ALL, really.

11/12/12
"==>"

SQUARE-KUN...WHAT AN INSUFFERABLE BAKA...

11/12/12
"==>"

He's so much taller than you. Oh god. It's inescapable.

10/12/12
"==>"

Here he comes. You CAN'T STAND HIM. He's always too close for comfort. It's like he thinks you LIKE him, or something.

Now is no exception. You try to urge him back, but in he comes. All you can do is brace yourself.

10/12/12
"==>"

Oh, fuck.

10/12/12
"Cal: Close door."

Maybe if you shut your door, the OTHER GUY won't come in. Both of them have a tendency to just LET THEMSELVES IN. You can LOCK your bedroom door, though.

10/12/12
"==>"

You know him. He's a friend of your COUSIN'S. You don't particularly LIKE him, mostly because of the person who USUALLY ACCOMPANIES HIM to your apartment.

You stand awkwardly in the doorway and acknowledge him, while trying not to look at him too much. In all honesty, by himself, he SCARES YOU.

BOTH of these guys SCARE YOU.

10/12/12
"==>"

Something is

Oh.

Someone is. Here.

10/12/12
"==>"

That's right, buster. You're NO GOOD. You're FAT NASTY TRASH. Stay out in the hall where the trash belongs.

...Of course, you'll come back out here and get Dave in a few minutes. This is a fairly typical occurrence. You just like to PLAY with him, usually at his expense. You take care of him, though. Even when you ROUGH HIM UP, you always make sure that he's not falling apart or dirty or broken.

You NEED him, after all.

10/12/12
"==>"

08/12/12
"==>"

08/12/12
"==>"

...Out in the cold!!!

08/12/12
"==>"

...

08/12/12
"==>"

Don't care, huh? Well, we'll see how you like it...

08/12/12
"==>"

This ends here.

08/12/12
"==>"

How could Dave do this? After all you've done for him. You gave him life. You gave him purpose. And what thanks do you get? An alcoholic's bitchslap.

07/12/12
"==>"

DAVE YOU ARE DRUNK AND OUT OF CONTROL

07/12/12
"Cal: Punish Dave."

That'll teach you.

07/12/12
"==>"

There he is, the little TROUBLEMAKER. Hanging out in the shame corner, as usual. Taking up your VERY IMPORTANT SEAT. And what's this, Dave? Alcohol on your breath? You bastard. You swore you'd cut back on the drink. And yet here you are. Drinkin out of cups. Bein a bitch. Whose beanbag chair is this? That's right. Not Dave's.

...What's that, Lil Bro? My. You have a sassy mouth on you today. You know what a sassy mouth gets you.

04/12/12
"==>"

Oh. And Lil Dave Bro too, you guess. Where is he, anyway?

04/12/12
"==>"

What's that, Big Bro? Oh thank you. You look mad cute today, too, dawg.

Anyway, it's perfectly NORMAL to think of your dolls as having EMOTIONS. And even if it isn't, you really don't give a shit when you're ALONE. You can do whatever the hell you want. That's why the summer is so AWESOME. No shitty school, no shitty people. Just you, and CUZ, and Big Bro and Quinn and Jaspers and...Bec.

04/12/12
"==>"

You would take him everywhere, if you werenât afraid he would get stolen or torn apart. To keep him company, a few years ago, you made him a LIL BRO, whom you also call DAVE at times, just because you LIKE that name. You have a bit of a STRAINED RELATIONSHIP with Dave, even though you know Big Bro LIKES YOU BEST.

Dave is a DICK, though. He doesn't like you AT ALL.

04/12/12
"Cal: Acknowledge puppet friend."

There we go. Now we can see your FRIEND a little better.

His name is BIG BRO, sometimes just BRO, sometimes OTHER NAMES THAT YOU DON'T REALLY WANT TO TELL US. But no matter what you call him, he always is a bro to you. You love him a lot. You've been friends since you were a BABY, and he's ALWAYS BEEN THERE FOR YOU, no matter what. Heâs so cool. And he's an awesome snuggler. Word.

04/12/12
"==>"

Energy conservation has switched locales. You won't be able to plug your netbook in again until you go to sleep, but that's okay. You figure you'll have started playing the game long before the battery runs out.

04/12/12
"Cal: Fix the lighting."

Yeah, you're right. It's getting dark outside. No more NATURAL LIGHT.

02/12/12
"==>"

Your name is CAL STRIDER, and you love life. This is in spite of the fact that your life SUCKS PRETTY BAD.

This is your bedroom. Itâs the biggest room of the TINY APARTMENT you live in with your COUSIN. She lets you have the biggest room because she says your IMAGINATION needs room to grow.

That imagination tends to get you in trouble, though. In fact, you have a bit of a reputation among your friends for being an UNHELPFUL LIAR, but you donât mind that. You think they need to LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE more often, even if you have to MAKE ONE UP for them, which is something that you do a lot. You know theyâre PROBABLY JUST JOKING when they say youâre being annoying or intrusive. Especially your close friend BEC.

You admit that you are a bit of an oddball because of the way you DRESS YOURSELF. However, you are MOSTLY COMFORTABLE IN YOUR OWN SKIN, especially when youâre WEARING YOUR COUSINâS MAKEUP. You can only do that AT HOME, though. The one time you wore it to school DIDNâT END VERY WELL.

You have a deep fondness for stuffed animals and puppets, and you MAKE YOUR OWN. You also make them FOR YOUR FRIENDS. You love EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM, and youâre positive that your friends LOVE THEM JUST AS MUCH.

You are also a big fan of DANCE MUSIC, REALLY HORRIBLE RAP, and THE ANIMES. Your room is decorated to REFLECT THAT.

You too use PESTERCHUM. Your chumhandle is pinocchiosVices and you TYPE TO EXPRESS YOUR EXCITEMENT AT ALL TIMES!!!

What will you do?

02/12/12
"==>"

You are now this...err.

This person.

But who is this?

01/12/12
"[S] Bec: Enter."

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((to play it again, please refresh the page! - Scarvenrot))

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01/12/12
"==>"



BEC: thats...
BEC: not normal.........

01/12/12
"==>"



BEC: woah

26/11/12
"==>"



JADEPUPPY: ...I LOVE BEC!!!!!
JADEPUPPY: BARK BARK BARK BARK!!!! <3

BEC: UGH!!! DOWN GIRL!!!!

26/11/12
"==>"



JADEPUPPY: im a sprite!! i didnt know what that meant a minute ago but now i do!!
JADEPUPPY: i think so, anyway!
JADEPUPPY: i get to know things about the game bec is playing with his friends!!! im so happy i get to play with bec too!! bark bark!!!

BEC: but what does that mean?
BEC: serket told me wed be interacting with each other, but im actually gonna see him?
BEC: like, be......with him?

JADEPUPPY: yes!! if bec plays through enough of the game, he gets to go through his second gate after jaspers enters the game and he gets to see his best friend!!!
JADEPUPPY: it sounds like fun!!! but i cant go with bec until later.
JADEPUPPY: ill be happy if bec is with his friend, though!!!

BEC: ...
BEC: ......im not really
BEC: i dont know what to say to any of this.

JADEPUPPY: isnt bec excited?? :?
BEC: i mean of course i am.
BEC: but he just killed you.
BEC: it was an accident i mean but still its not something im just gonna forget, you know?

JADEPUPPY: im dead???? :O
BEC: well not anymore.....
JADEPUPPY: im a sprite!!! bark bark!!! i can help bec through the game until he gets strong enough to go to jaspers!!!
BEC: that sounds good...
JADEPUPPY: yes but there is danger coming soon!!! so bec has to hurry!
JADEPUPPY: theres an item bec has to use and jaspers put the things in the game already! so all bec has to do is use the paper to make the item!! and then go into the game!!

BEC: wait, what item?
JADEPUPPY: bec!!! i can say something else too!!! listen!!!
JADEPUPPY: im so excited to finally say....

26/11/12
"==>"



BEC: jade......?
JADEPUPPY: yes bec!!!!!
BEC: woah
BEC: so you really were saying my name...
BEC: what else can you say?

JADEPUPPY: lots of things!!! wow!!
JADEPUPPY: this is what its like to talk like bec!!
JADEPUPPY: woof!!! bark!!!! im happy!!! :D hooray!!!

BEC: well thats....
BEC: thats good at least.
BEC: do you feel okay? jaspers
BEC: he...
BEC: ugh. shit, theres still blood all over.

JADEPUPPY: im happy!! thats a good feeling!!
JADEPUPPY: bark bark!! bec seems sad though...
JADEPUPPY: can i help?? should we snuggle?? :D

BEC: no, i dont
BEC: i dont need to snuggle.
BEC: youre sure youre not hurt? not at all?

JADEPUPPY: im not hurt!!
JADEPUPPY: i think i took a very fast nap!! but im okay :P

BEC: thank god.
BEC: fucking jaspers......

JADEPUPPY: jaspers?! BARK BARK!!!
JADEPUPPY: is bec sad about jaspers again?
JADEPUPPY: can i help??

BEC: its okay jade.
BEC: ill deal with it.

JADEPUPPY: does bec miss jaspers???
BEC: ........kind of.
BEC: its complicated.

JADEPUPPY: i think i know that bec will see jaspers soon!!!!
BEC: ...
BEC: ........what?

22/11/12
"==>"



JADEPUPPY: bec!!!!!!
JADEPUPPY: bec bec bec!!!!
JADEPUPPY: bec bec bec bec BARK BARK BARK bec bec bec!!!!
JADEPUPPY: BEC!!! BARK BARK BEC BARK BARK BARK BARK

BEC: shh. shhhhhh.
BEC: quiet girl.

JADEPUPPY: !!!!!!!
JADEPUPPY: ........bec.....!!!!
JADEPUPPY: :P

22/11/12
"==>"



JADEPUPPY: sniff!!!!
JADEPUPPY: sniff sniff sniff!!!
JADEPUPPY: sniffffffffffff!!!!!!

22/11/12
"==>"

You are now Bec again.

Jaspers left you the prepunched card on the floor, here. You'll take care of that in a second while he's tending to whatever it is that he's doing.

For now, you have your own something to take care of.

An adorable something.

20/11/12
"==>"

There he is.

At least he's not crying anymore.

20/11/12
"==>"

This mysterious individual quirks her lips slightly.

This is all well and good, but we really need to see what Bec is doing.

20/11/12
"==>"

Somewhere far away from Bec's island, someone who is not Bec pulls out an old favorite. It's about to be put to good use again, at long last.

20/11/12
"Bec: Talk to Jadepuppysprite."

Yeesh, that's a mouthful. You are now...

...Wait a minute. Who's this?

20/11/12
"==>"



AP: Some serious shits about to go down

19/11/12
"==>"



AP: Christ
AP: I forgot you meant all the way outside
AA: What do you mean "forgot"?
AP: Oh
AP: Youre being difficult
AP: Thats all
AP: Its taking me a while to get through this
AA: What????
AP: And you wonder why Im so frustrated with you
AP: Dont question me right now alright
AP: Just send Bec a message about the Cruxite
AP: Give him the prepunched card
AP: Then keep zooming out
AP: Theres something important that you need to see

19/11/12
"==>"



AP: Show me where youve deployed the devices
AP: For posteritys sake
AA: Posterity?
AP: Not the right word
AP: But honestly close enough to what I mean
AP: Its highly relevant
AA: Are you watching my computer screen?
AA: Or are you watching...me?

AP: Both
AP: Look Lalonde
AP: Everything will be explained later
AP: When the time is right
AP: For you anyway
AA: I don't like this.
AA: I don't want to be a part of this anymore.
AA: I want to stop playing.

AP: You cant
AP: Its not part of the plan
AA: Whose plan?!
AP: Im still figuring that out myself
AP: Skaias plan I guess
AP: The universes
AP: All I know is you cant stop now
AP: I need you to play through to the end
AA: Why should I help you?
AP: Because if you dont
AP: Youll die utterly alone
AA: I don't believe you.
AP: Try me
AP: Youll see
AA: ...
AP: Wheres the Alchemiter
AA: It's outside. It wouldn't fit in any of the rooms.
AP: Show me
AP: Also make sure you rip those doors open so Bec can get into them
AP: Hes never been in there before
AA: ...
AA: ...Okay.

16/11/12
"==>"



AP: I hope youre paying attention to that timer by the way
AP: Youve deployed the Alchemiter and Totem Lathe
AP: Right
AA: Yes.
AP: Good
AP: Its been long enough now
AP: Get him to use the Cruxite from the Cruxtruder at the Totem Lathe with the prepunched card
AP: Youll see it in your Phernalia Registry
AA: What's that going to do?
AP: Itll allow him to enter the Medium

16/11/12
"==>"



AA: So I cleaned up.
AA: I changed my online handle and persona, but not only that.
AA: I changed who I was.
AA: I grew up.

AP: Youre not grown up though
AP: Youre still a selfish brat
AP: Just nowhere near as bad as you were
AA: Compared to how I was, I'm an adult.
AA: I don't like to think about how I used to treat Bec.
AA: Because after I changed, I came back to him thinking he would still recognize me.
AA: But he didn't. Not at all.
AA: He had no idea who I was because he still couldn't read all that well.
AA: And he was so fucking excited when he realized that I wanted to be his friend.

AP: Do you think that makes you some kind of a hero
AP: Overcoming your own bullshit and making friends with the kid you bullied
AA: No, I don't.
AA: But I tried my best to make up for what I'd done.
AA: I separated myself from who I'd been as best as I could, and I offered to help him.
AA: I taught him how to read and spell better, and his typing improved everytime we spoke.
AA: I value his friendship more than anything else in the world.
AA: Don't you ever assume that I don't.

AP: I think you value it for the wrong reasons
AP: Thats all
AP: You may have changed but who did you really change for
AP: And in the end who really benefits from what happened
AP: He doesnt even know that you used to torment him and call him horrible things
AP: Does he
AP: You havent told him at this point
AA: No, I haven't told him.
AA: If you must know, I'm terrified of hurting him again.
AA: I feel like I just exude bad luck, in all honesty, and I'd like to prevent hurt feelings whenever I can.

AP: Thats not doing him any good
AP: In the end thats just glorified lying
AP: And hes not profiting at all from not knowing that his best friend judged him and hurt him more than anyone else hes ever known
AA: I'm not ready to tell him.
AA: And it's not your business, anyway.
AA: I don't even know how you know all this about me, unless you're from the forums and you somehow figured out what I did.

AP: It really isnt that hard to figure out
AP: If Bec looked back at those old threads hed figure you out in no time
AP: Fortunately for you hed rather not relive those memories
AA: ...

16/11/12
"==>"



AA: I didn't have any friends.
AA: And it took me a few weeks of being logged off and getting over coffee to figure out that I wanted to feel like I mattered, again.
AA: Just in a different way.
AA: In a way that actually DID matter.

16/11/12
"==>"



AP: After a while it was more than just some people
AP: It was everyone
AA: Other people that I'd made fun of started coming to his defense.
AA: Everybody deserves to play, they said. Everybody deserves to have fun.
AA: And I realized that they were right. I was being a dick.
AA: I was a selfish piece of shit.
AA: I tried to apologize to him, but he thought I was just making fun of him, still.
AA: I had to leave the forums completely. And at first I was angry, but then I just felt like shit.

16/11/12
"==>"



AA: He had the reading comprehension of a six-year-old.
AA: And at first it was funny, but even an eleven-year-old kid can tell when there's something wrong with a situation.
AA: I kept making fun of him for a little while, but I started to realize that he was genuinely upset with me for what I'd done.
AA: He was honestly trying his hardest.

AP: And then he started posting in the forums again
AP: And some people got pissed at you
AA: Yeah.
AA: I deserved it, though.

15/11/12
"==>"



AA: I tore him apart.
AA: Almost daily.

AP: You did
AA: But he kept playing.
AA: It wasn't until months later that I realized he only kept playing because he
AA: He actually didn't understand what I'd said to him, before.

15/11/12
"==>"



AP: You were a caffeine-fueled idiot though
AP: And you shat on everyone who was even slightly below your level
AP: But nobody pissed you off more than this one guy
AA: ...
AA: ...He was the laughingstock of the Konsole Krusher forums.
AA: The guy could barely even read, let alone play.

15/11/12
"==>"



AP: You played some stupid online MMORPG competitively
AP: And you were a dick about it
AP: But you were really good
AP: Some people mightve even called you a genius a few times
AA: ...I
AA: ...

15/11/12
"==>"



AP: Do me a favor
AP: Just for a minute
AA: Why would I?
AP: Its whats supposed to happen right now
AP: You need to deploy the Alchemiter and the Totem Lathe
AP: But you also need to tell me about how you met Bec
AP: I just need to make absolutely certain Im on track
AA: If we're old friends, don't you already know that?
AP: Yes
AP: But just refresh my memory
AP: Ill start for you
AP: You were eleven years old
AP: And you were an even bigger piece of shit than you are right now

15/11/12
"==>"



AP: Id love to
AP: Believe me
AP: You like this is especially annoying


- acinonyxAnonymous [AA] has blocked auxiliaryProtocol -

AP: Dont do that
AP: Its a waste of time


- acinonyxAnonymous [AA] has blocked auxiliaryProtocol -

AP: Stop I said


- acinonyxAnonymous [AA] has blocked auxiliaryProtocol -
- acinonyxAnonymous [AA] has blocked auxiliaryProtocol -
- acinonyxAnonymous [AA] has blocked auxiliaryProtocol -
- acinonyxAnonymous [AA] has blocked auxiliaryProtocol -

AA: Why the fuck can't I block you?!
AA: Did you do something to my computer?

AP: I appreciate your confidence in me
AP: But no
AP: I didnt
AP: And like I said
AP: Trying to block me is a waste of time
AP: Im here to prod you in the right direction
AP: So to speak
AP: And in order to do that
AP: Im micromanaging
AA: I don't know what you mean by that, and I don't really care to know.
AA: Just stop harrassing me.

AP: Dont be such a child about everything
AP: You know as much as youre screwing up
AP: Things actually need to happen like this
AP: So just consider yourself lucky that you didnt actually break his foot
AP: Or deploy the wrong device
AP: Or not hear from me at all
AP: Or not kill his dog
AA: What?!
AA: Why would me NOT
AA: How would Jade not dying have been a bad thing?!
AA: And how do you even know that that happened in the first place? You must have done something to my computer.
AA: Are you tracking me?

AP: Sort of
AP: I didnt do anything to your computer though
AP: And in all honesty it isnt important right now
AP: You have a time limit
AP: And as utterly taxing as you are on my nerves
AP: Youre the only one suited for the job here
AA: I don't understand.
AP: How much more simply can I put it
AP: Quinn isnt up to the task
AP: She never was
AP: And forget your other friend
AP: Im really not in the mood to discuss him at all
AP: So we wont
AA: How do you know all of us...?
AP: Were old friends
AA: ...

13/11/12
"==>"



AP: Stop crying like a bitch
AP: I thought you were a big boy
AP: Im going to tell your daddy youre crying if you dont stop
AP: Oh wait thats sarcasm
AP: Your dad wont care soon enough anyway
AA: Leave me the hell alone.

13/11/12
"==>"



AP: We both knew this was going to happen though
AP: So I guess its better to just get past it as soon as possible
AP: You have a lot of work left to do
AP: So I suggest you get to it
AP: If you havent noticed
AP: You actually have a time limit now
AP: So hop to it Laloser

13/11/12
"==>"

- auxiliaryProtocol [AP] began chiding acinonyxAnonymous [AA] -

AP: Change of plans
AP: An hour is too long to wait
AP: But it doesnt matter
AP: I see you did what I told you not to do
AP: And I could waste time on sarcasm right now
AP: But thats not really my style

13/11/12
"==>"

13/11/12
"==>"

11/11/12
"==>"

...Oh. There's one from her? Looks like it never got delivered.

06/12/2000

Hal,

I'm coming back to you. Please don't go anywhere. I'll be there as soon as I possibly can be.

I've missed you so much. If you're still willing, I want to take you up on your offer. I'm ready now. I'm finally ready.

All my love,

Your Izzy


...You have no idea what that means.

11/11/12
"Quinn: Wait, what does it say?"

Mom will KILL YOU if she finds out that you've seen this. Holy crap.

How many letters did this guy send her? And there's...

11/11/12
"==>"

You look a bit closer.

04/13/1999

My Izzy,

Often I wonder if my letters even reach you. If my words are still able to coax the shudder from your lovely frame that they used to, and if your cheeks still flush like blossoming roses when you think of me lusting for you like a young man ought to. I trust that if they find you, your thin fingers touch each letter, each penstroke, and you breathe deeply, then sigh, then brush your hair from your face with your hand in anxiety before you begin to read, your breaths growing more and more shallow with each word. Does your mind wander as you read, Isadora? Do you remember how


oH MY GOD

11/11/12
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...Letters?

Hundreds and hundreds of letters, just taped to the blank pages of the book. They all appear to be from the same person, and from the looks of the dates on top, they span about five years' time.

11/11/12
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Hmm. It's full of...

10/11/12
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...A book? Or is it an album?

10/11/12
"Quinn: What's that?"

Huh? What's...

10/11/12
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She'll never get you to talk to her about Jaspers. Never, ever.

She may think you're TOO YOUNG FOR BOYS, but you know better. She just DOESN'T GET IT.

10/11/12
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The hall closet! She'll never find you here.

10/11/12
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Aha! Perfect!

10/11/12
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She'll expect you to go back to your room. You'd better find somewhere else to hide.

10/11/12
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You have to run back upstairs. If she catches you, she'll make you talk about your CONTRABAND, including your photos of JASPERS. That's just not something that you want to deal with right now.

10/11/12
"Quinn: Abscond!"

You make a break for it the moment you have an opening. Dang, Mom is persistent!

09/11/12
"[S] Quinn: Strife!"

[Click the picture to play the short strife game. Click the commands onscreen to fight Quinn's mother.

Strife music by <a href="http://specialwolf.tumblr.com/">specialwolf</a>. Thank you!]

09/11/12
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It's MOM.

09/11/12
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Oh, poop.

09/11/12
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03/11/12
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Dumb MOM and her dumb NOSTALGIA.

At least she's not trying to relive her GOLDEN YEARS...also known as, the years BEFORE YOU WERE BORN. You guess that would probably be a lot worse.

03/11/12
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It makes you sick.

You're so glad you CHOPPED YOUR HAIR OFF IN DEFIANCE.

03/11/12
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What a cheerful little brat.

03/11/12
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You really can't freaking stand this.

This picture of you is over two years old. This is from back when you had long hair. You didn't even know your friends, at that point! It's kind of insulting to you that she would keep this picture up after getting your school portraits from the past two years. The least you'd think she would want to do would be to keep your picture up to date.

Forget about how dorky it is for her to keep all of these lame trophies around. You haven't entered any ART COMPETITIONS or been a part of a SWIM TEAM in YEARS. It's not like they really MEAN ANYTHING, anymore.

03/11/12
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Your MOM likes to decorate the house with artsy posters featuring LADIES WITH ALCOHOL, as well as with YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS. She keeps all of your ASSORTED AWARDS on display near the fireplace.

03/11/12
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You make your way downstairs. Walking fast. Faces pass. You're kitchenbound.

03/11/12
"Quinn: Go get a snack."

You missed dinner trying to convince your MOM to leave you alone, so you really need something to eat right now.

As you're leaving your room, you make sure to stop and say hello to your FAVORITE DOLLS (after John, of course). You have a lot more stored in the ATTIC, obviously, but these ones are your personal favorites. They're all PERFECT. Posh Victorian ladies and cheerful little harlequins. You LOVE THEM ALL.

Your best friend is incredibly jealous of your collection. Admittedly, sometimes, you brag about them. It's kind of MEAN, but it's better for him to be upset about your dolls than it is for him to be upset about OTHER THINGS.

01/11/12
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PV: ...SO DO YOU THINK HE'LL UNDERSTAND THAT???
BF: oh pv......
BF: i think he will.....

PV: WHAT'S WRONG???
BF: nothing!!!! omg
BF: you're just so freaking cute about this sometimes!!!!

PV: AHH...
PV: REALLY???

BF: absolutely!!!!! wow, gosh
BF: i'm really excited for you to tell him now.....

PV: I'M NERVOUS...
BF: i'm on the edge of my seat!!!!
BF: i can just see him...
BF: you tell him, and he's so surprised......
BF: he blushes and he doesn't know what to say at first.....

PV: !!!
BF: he finally gets up the courage to ask you why you told him!!!!!
BF: and you tell him that you trust him......and you felt like he deserved the truth.

PV: OH MY GOD QUINN...
BF: and you guys chat for a while.....things get really quiet.....
BF: and then.......!!!!!

PV: NO!!! OH NO...
BF: .....you FINALLY FLIPPIN TELL HIM THAT YOU LIKE HIM!!!!!!
BF: you slowpoke.......

PV: OH!!! MY!!! GOD!!!
PV: YOU'RE ONE TO TALK!!!
PV: WITH YOUR SHRINE BY YOUR BED!!!
PV: AN ODE TO HIS COWLICKS!!!
PV: YOU BIG WEIRDO!!!

BF: omfg you're such a BUTT!!!!!
BF: callie you know it's been like a billion years since you started liking him
BF: at least me and jaspers....i mean.....well!!!!
BF: it's not like i'm just dillydallying!!!

PV: YEAH, YOU'RE WAITING FOR THE STARS TO ALIGN, RIGHT???
PV: AT LEAST MY EXCUSE MAKES SENSE...

BF: you could've told bec sooner!!!!
BF: he totally would have listened to you.
BF: remember how excited he was to tell you about jade when he first got her???? omg
BF: you should have told him then.

PV: YEAH...THAT WAS BEFORE HE STOPPED TALKING TO ME AS MUCH...
BF: that would've been the perfect time.
PV: I SENT HIM THOSE STUFFED ANIMALS...I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW HOW MUCH HE LIKED DOGS BEFORE THEN...
PV: I SHOULD REALLY MAKE HIM ANOTHER DOLL...

BF: you should really TELL HIM YOUR FEELINGS!!!!
BF: i'll even help you if you want.
BF: should we do a memo????

PV: OH, NO...
PV: I'D BE SO EMBARRASSED IF YOU WERE WATCHING...

BF: why?????
PV: I HAVE STUFF I WANT TO SAY JUST TO HIM!!!
PV: PRIVATE STUFF!!!

BF: omg.......
BF: what kind of stuff?????

PV: IT'S PRIVATE FOR A REASON!!!
BF: i bet you want to touch his hot butt
PV: SO WHAT???
PV: I BET YOU WANT TO TOUCH JASPERS' BUTT!!!

BF: omg you totally want to touch bec's butt!!!!!
BF: holy jeez i didn't know you were so far along with your feelings...
BF: i thought you'd be stuck at hand holding for at least another year!!!!

PV: I'M NOT FIVE YEARS OLD!!!
PV: I KNOW WHAT I WANT!!!

BF: you want bec's butt?
PV: QUINN I SWEAR TO GOD!!!
BF: omfg you're making me laugh
BF: just say you want the butt

PV: GOD!!!
PV: FINE!!!
PV: I WANT THE BUTT!!!

BF: LMFAO
PV: I WANT BEC'S CHUBBY BUTT!!!
BF: omg
BF: he's chubby???? did he really tell you that?????

PV: QUINN!!!
PV: I'M GONNA PULL MY HAIR OUT!!!
PV: JEEZ...

BF: okay okay OKAY omg
BF: frickin sorry...you dork.
BF: it's still so cute though.

PV: JUST STOP WRITING FANFICTION ABOUT US...IT'S WEIRD!!!
BF: you're no fun!!!
BF: poophead.

PV: YOU HAVE BETTER THINGS TO BE WRITING, ANYWAY!!!
BF: yeah, I know...
BF: humph.
BF: i'm gonna go get something to eat while we're waiting for those two to finish their stuff, okay?
BF: i'll be right back.

PV: ALRIGHT...
PV: I'M NOT GONNA GO ANYWHERE!!!

BF: brb

01/11/12
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Is this...

...Really her?

01/11/12
"And now..."

01/11/12
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30/10/12
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30/10/12
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30/10/12
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30/10/12
"And a few days after that..."

28/10/12
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-- callingCujo [CC] began pestering acinonyxAnonymous [AA] --

CC: oh man
CC: jaspers
CC: guess what happened

28/10/12
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28/10/12
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28/10/12
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28/10/12
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28/10/12
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28/10/12
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28/10/12
"Several months ago..."

22/10/12
"END OF ACT 1"

22/10/12
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You fucked up.

22/10/12
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AA: Okay

22/10/12
"Jaspers: Make a decision."

You know that you shouldn't listen to him.

AP knew exactly what was happening. They told you what to do, and how to fix things. You have to listen to them.

They expect you to fuck this up. You won't.

You won't fuck up.

22/10/12
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CC: lift the bed.
CC: it wants jade.

AA: I'm not supposed to
AA: Bec please
AA: I don't know why but I'm just not supposed to put Jade in first

CC: you killed her because you werent listening to me.
CC: you listen to me now or i swear to god
CC: youll regret ever meeting me.
CC: i dont know what this thing does
CC: but if you think its gonna fix ANYTHING
CC: youd better fucking lift the bed, jaspers
CC: and youd better do it NOW.

22/10/12
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21/10/12
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-- acinonyxAnonymous [AA] began pestering callingCujo [CC] --

AA: Bec
AA: You need to let me put something into the Kernelsprite
AA: Keep it away from the bed just for a moment
AA: Please
AA: I know you probably hate me
AA: But I can fix this
AA: Please believe me

21/10/12
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21/10/12
"Jaspers: Be somebody who's actually doing something."

You are now BEC again.

And even though you're upset that your best friend just killed your dog, you're actually DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

Unlike your best friend.

21/10/12
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...What is THAT?

21/10/12
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They're so mean, and it's just...

Wait. What is Bec doing? He's...

21/10/12
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Who was that person, though??? And how could they say such awful things to you? You know you've fucked up. You know you've hurt Bec. You don't need a stranger chastising you for it, and sending you into a panic as you try to do what is apparently the only thing you CAN do to make things right.

21/10/12
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You continue to be the WORST SERVER PLAYER EVER, while your (ex???) best friend proceeds to figure out what to do on his own.

In spite of his anger, and his sadness, and his utter devastation at having lost his only physical companion, Bec moves to open the Cruxtruder, while you, Jaspers Lalonde, sit on your butt in your comfy chair and weep into the sleeves of your footie pajamas.

20/10/12
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You start SOBBING.

This is a very unproductive use of your thirty precious seconds.

20/10/12
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AP: Im not here to hold your hand
AP: Ive told you all that you need to know
AP: Well see if you fucked it up or not in about an hour
AP: Until then
AP: You have about thirty seconds to get him to open the Cruxtruder



- auxiliaryProtocol [AP] ceased chiding acinonyxAnonymous [AA] -

20/10/12
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AP: That doesnt change the fact that I know you
AP: Or the fact that your arrogance is almost always the trigger for
AP: Fuck
AP: Just fuck you Lalonde
AP: Go ahead and prototype Jade
AP: Like I said its not like it matters
AA: What do you mean by "prototype"?
AP: After Bec releases the Kernelsprite
AP: Which
AP: Considering the primitive stage of the game
AP: He will be able to do on his own
AP: But after he does
AP: Throw Jades corpse into it
AP: It will merge with her and revive her
AA: ...What?!

20/10/12
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AA: What the fuck are you talking about?
AP: Im doing this for him
AP: Dont think Im doing you any favors even for a second
AP: You fucked up here just like you always do
AP: And Im sick of looking at it
AP: So lets just not even talk about it
AA: You're an asshole.
AA: I don't even know you!

19/10/12
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AP: Way to narrowly miss breaking his foot
AA: He's six feet from that thing!
AP: Youve broken his foot before
AP: Dont backtalk me Lalonde
AP: You have no idea what youre talking about
AA: Well why don't you stop yelling at me and actually help!?
AA: What do I do with this thing??

AP: Get Bec to open it and release the Kernelsprite
AP: Then
AP: I know you wont do it
AP: But make sure you prototype the stuffed dog first
AP: If you prototype Jade before Bec enters the Medium
AP: Its really going to upset him
AP: But thats the kind of shit you do
AP: So go ahead and do what you want
AP: Its not like it matters in the end
AP: You arent even important

19/10/12
"Jaspers: Deploy Cruxtruder."


AP: Stop shaking
AA: I can't help it!

19/10/12
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AA: Which one is it?
AA: This one?

AP: The one on the left
AP: It looks like a capsule
AA: What is this going to do?
AP: Itll help you fix what you fucked up
AP: Now stop talking to me and deploy it already

19/10/12
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AA: Wait, I have to move this first
AP: So do it
AP: Just hurry up
AP: You dont have much time

18/10/12
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AA: Okay, it's open.
AP: Select and deploy the Cruxtruder
AP: Youll have to use the Deploy tool to the left of the Registry
AA: Oh god
AP: Stop looking at Bec
AA: but he's
AP: I know you wont do it
AP: But Im going to tell you again
AP: Stop fucking looking at him
AP: You only have about a minute to figure this out before he decides hes fucking done with you
AP: Believe me
AP: I know

18/10/12
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AP: Go to the Phernalia Registry
AP: Thats the one with the Sylladex card and the block looking thing
AA: Why?
AP: Dont ask questions you fuck up
AP: If it werent for you Bec wouldnt be the wreck he is
AP: You only owe it to yourself that youre pissing your pants right now
AA: How do you even know whta's going on??
AA: Who are you??

AP: Im the person whos gonna save your sorry ass
AP: Now open the Registry

18/10/12
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AA: i'm sorry what
AA: who are you

AP: Get control of yourself
AP: It pains me to say it but youre actually better than that
AP: Even like this
AA: i dont' understadn what youre saying to me
AP: God
AP: I was expecting you to be pitiful
AP: But not this bad
AA: can you help me?
AA: please help me
AA: hwat do I do
AA: How do I fix this?

AP: Jesus Christ

17/10/12
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- auxiliaryProtocol [AP] began chiding acinonyxAnonymous [AA] -

AP: Lalonde
AP: Quit fucking around and deploy the Cruxtruder
AP: You idiot

17/10/12
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What you need right now is a MIRACLE.

17/10/12
"Jaspers: Freak the fuck out."

Suddenly, you are JASPERS again.

And you've just ruined your best friend's life.

You'd better DO SOMETHING. And FAST. But what the hell can you do, at this point?! You're scared shitless. Bec is so fucking upset right now.

How could you have done this to him?!

17/10/12
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16/10/12
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PV: SO PLEASE DON'T LAUGH OR ANYTHING, OKAY???

16/10/12
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PV: AT LEAST, SOMETIMES...
PV: IT'S EASIER FOR ME TO HAVE YOU THINK I'M ONE THING...
PV: EVEN WHEN I'M ANOTHER THING!!!
PV: BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW HOW TO EXPLAIN IT TO YOU VERY WELL...
PV: AND NOBODY REALLY UNDERSTANDS IT MUCH AT ALL EXCEPT MY CUZ...
PV: ANYWAY, BEC...
PV: IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT TO ME THAT YOU LISTEN TO ME AND TRY TO UNDERSTAND...

16/10/12
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PV: I KNOW I LET YOU ASSUME SOMETHING ABOUT ME A LONG TIME AGO...
PV: AND THAT'S BEEN OKAY FOR A WHILE!!!
PV: BUT I THINK NOW THAT YOU'RE GONNA SEE ME...
PV: MAYBE YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT YOU DON'T KNOW THE WHOLE TRUTH!!!
PV: I KNOW YOU THINK I'M A BOY...
PV: AND THAT'S TOTALLY FINE!!!

16/10/12
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PV: TODAY IS JUST A SAD DAY...
BF: i know...a lot of bad stuff is happening so fast. but at least we'll get to play soon?
BF: the files jaspers sent me a little bit ago finally finished transferring and i'm just waiting for him to tell me i can start installing stuff.
BF: did you get them too?

PV: YEAH, I'M READY TO INSTALL...
BF: good!!! we're going to be a really great team.
BF: i'm so excited to work together with you!

PV: I'M EXCITED TO PLAY WITH YOU TOO!!!
PV: I JUST WISH EVERYBODY ELSE WAS AS EXCITED TO PLAY WITH ME...

BF: i bet you bec will be super excited to play with you once he connects to you.
BF: your room is so cool and all your puppets are so fun! how could he not be excited to see you?

PV: NOBODY'S EVER EXCITED TO REALLY SEE ME EXCEPT YOU AND CUZ, THOUGH...
PV: I DON'T WANT TO SCARE HIM...

BF: you could take your makeup off if you're that worried about confusing him.
BF: or you could just put a dress on or something? maybe try to look really nice?? i bet he'd like that.

PV: OH...
BF: teehee.
BF: i mean i think you look pretty all the time!! but it's his very first time seeing you...you want it to be special.
BF: i bet jaspers is gonna dress up for when we connect...omg...

PV: HE'S ALWAYS DRESSED UP THOUGH...THAT DOESN'T EVEN COUNT!!!
BF: omfg it totally freaking does!!!!!!!!!!!
BF: don't squish my dreams. i'm going to pretend he's dressing up in prince charming gear as we speak.

PV: WELL I'M GONNA PRETEND THAT YOU'RE CRAZY...
PV: OH WAIT!!!

BF: omfg!!!!!!!!
BF: rude!!!!!!!!

PV: HAA HAA!!!
PV: HOO HOO!!! HEE HEE!!!

BF: teeheeheehee!
PV: I DO FEEL A LOT BETTER RIGHT NOW...
PV: THANK YOU FOR BEING SO NICE ALL THE TIME...

BF: i love you a lot and you know i worry about you!!
BF: i just want you to be happy.

PV: I LOVE YOU TOO!!!
BF: you're my bff no matter what.
PV: SAME!!!
BF: i'll be rooting for you to talk to bec.
BF: i just know he'll be okay with it!
BF: and if he's really sweet about it, i bet it'll help you relax when you talk to him.
BF: so you won't be trying so hard all the time to impress him!!

PV: I HOPE SO...
BF: i believe in you!!!!
PV: THANK YOU SO MUCH...
BF: do you maybe want to practice on me first?
BF: so you know what you want to say to him when you tell him?

PV: OH...THAT'S A GREAT IDEA!!!
PV: DO YOU MIND???

BF: of course i don't!!
BF: lay it on me.

PV: OKAY...
PV: WELL...
PV: YOU SEE, BEC...

16/10/12
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BF: you know how you tell me about your animes all the time and there's always a character who's a mean old butthead to the people they really care about??
BF: i think that's bec.

PV: ...WELL...
PV: I THOUGHT MAYBE HE WAS LIKE THAT BUT I REALLY DIDN'T KNOW...
PV: ESPECIALLY BECAUSE OF HOW HE'S BEEN ACTING LATELY...

BF: he gets insecure about lots of stuff, too.
BF: but he's really just a big puppy dog. you know that!!!!
BF: he's so nice and i think you just need to show him just how much you trust him by telling him your big secret.
BF: i want you to have fun playing with him!!!! i know you've been wanting to do this for a long time.
BF: he's going to see you for the very first time in a few hours!!!!
BF: that's such a big deal. and it'll be a lot easier if he knows just who he's looking at!!!
BF: i really don't want this to get ruined for you!!

PV: WELL I DON'T WANT IT TO GET RUINED EITHER!!!
PV: IT'S JUST A REALLY BIG DEAL...OBVIOUSLY...

BF: i know.
BF: but if he's mean about it...i'll kick his butt!!!!
BF: and besides, there's always other people out there that'll be easier for you to handle.
BF: i bet you could land a real sweetheart anyway, even if things don't work out with bec!!!

PV: I GUESS...
BF: speaking of sweethearts...guess who just messaged me??
PV: I'M GONNA SAY JASPERS, BECAUSE THAT'S PRETTY MUCH THE ONLY PERSON YOU EVER TALK ABOUT...
PV: HEE HEE...HOO HOO...

BF: oh my gosh you're such a poopface. no!!!!
BF: it was otto!!!!
BF: that's why i was trying to play princesses, quianna really wanted to tell calypso about the sea people and the tragic accident!!!

PV: OH NO...
PV: ARE YOU SAYING OTTO'S NOT GONNA PLAY WITH US ANYMORE???

BF: omfg come on
BF: it'll be less upsetting if you play with me!!!!

PV: NO WAY!!! IT'S NOT GONNA BE LESS UPSETTING!!!
PV: I REALLY LIKED PLAYING WITH OTTO...
PV: HE WAS SO FUNNY...
PV: DOES THIS MEAN FAUSTUS IS GONE FOR GOOD TOO???

BF: just imagine i did a really big sigh right now, you stubborn butt.
BF: pc didn't say anything about whether he was done or not but he did say that they don't really talk anymore.
BF: so i mean just because otto's done playing maybe faustus isn't!!!
BF: i'm going to keep my fingers crossed that he'll get back on and message one of us again soon.
BF: it's no fun to play without a bad guy! and he's always been the best.

16/10/12
"Quinn: Pester fellow princess."

-- basedFabio [BF] began pestering pinocchiosVices [PV] --

BF: your majesty!!!! terrible terrible news from the sea!!!!!
PV: OH GOSH QUINN...
PV: I'M REALLY NOT IN THE MOOD FOR PRINCESS GAMES RIGHT NOW...

BF: omg
BF: not in the mood?? are you still upset about earlier????? didn't jaspers talk to you about everything?

PV: YEAH AND HE JUST KINDA MADE THINGS WORSE...
PV: LIKE HE USUALLY DOES...

BF: that's a little mean, don't you think?
PV: NO...
PV: IT'S TRUE...THAT'S WHAT HE DOES...
PV: HE MAKES THINGS WORSE...

BF: i think you take things a bit too seriously sometimes, pv...
PV: WELL LET ME JUST TELL YOU WHAT HAPPENED!!!
PV: HE WAS A JERK...AND HE DOESN'T UNDERSTAND AS USUAL ABOUT ANYTHING...
PV: HE CALLED ME "MR." AGAIN...LIKE HE WAS SO SURE ABOUT IT...I CAN'T STAND IT WHEN HE DOES THAT!!!

BF: well you should tell him about that!!!!
BF: he's not going to know out of nowhere.
BF: i didn't know until you told me.

PV: I DON'T WANT HIM TO TELL BEC...
BF: maybe you should tell bec first?
BF: i think bec would understand if he heard it from you......
BF: just give him a little more credit!!! tell him you want to talk to him about something really serious.
BF: he listens when you're calm with him. you know that!
BF: wasn't he listening when you told him you wanted to send him things a while ago?
BF: he wouldn't have given you his shipping information if he didn't trust you!!!!
BF: he just gets scared when you overwhelm him. you can be scary sometimes, pv. i think more than you know!
BF: and bec is really shy......

PV: WELL HE SCARES ME, TOO...
PV: HE CAN BE REALLY MEAN!!!

BF: i know but i really don't think it's on purpose!!!!
BF: he's talked to me about you before and he's
BF: well i mean i know he doesn't hate you or anything!!!!! and he worries about hurting your feelings.

PV: YOU REALLY THINK SO???
BF: no, i know so!!!!!
BF: omg he really does.

14/10/12
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You'd better inform Princess Calypso about this tragic turn of events.

14/10/12
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Gosh darn it. What a bunch of poop.

PC's merman character was always so much fun to play with. Princess Quianna will be devastated to get this news. But of course, he needs to take care of himself first and foremost. He really sounds like he's having a rough time...you'll keep him in your heart. He's always been such a good friend to you.

Do we even know how hard it is to find boys online who will roleplay fantasy princes and princesses with you?? You don't think we know. Note: it's REALLY FREAKING HARD.

14/10/12
"Quinn: Answer chum."

...Well you certainly weren't expecting this!

-- poseidonsCoronation [PC] began trolling basedFabio [BF] --

PC: i ~was ~wonderin if your majesty ~was busy right no~w
PC: and if shes not maybe she could spare a minute to talk to a disgustin but humble sea d~wellin peasant like myself

BF: oh goodness!!!!! otto??!?
BF: i was wondering where you'd gotten off to!!!!
BF: i feel like i haven't spoken to you in forever, though...how have you been?!?!?!?!

PC: oh so are ~we not takin this for jokes right off the startin line
PC: thats okay too
PC: iv~e been the same as iv~e al~ways been i guess
PC: ~which is in a state of not bein able to tell you much about ~whats happenin
PC: but i really did ~want to talk to you about somethin important quianna

BF: of course!!!!!!
BF: but you haven't talked to me in almost three months.
BF: i thought you'd totally forgotten about me!!!! i was so upset!!!!

PC: ~what
PC: i upset you?

BF: yes you did!!!!! i even tried emailing you and messaging your accounts but you never responded!!
BF: i thought you'd either decided i wasn't worth talking to or something horrible must've happened to you!!!!!

PC: ~well
PC: somethin horrible DID happen so
PC: i guess you can stop thinkin i hate you or somethin no~w
PC: because i dont
PC: i dont think i could ev~er hate you or ev~en dislike you ev~en the tiniest bit

BF: well that's sweet of you but i'm really concerned about you now!!!
BF: do you want to talk about what happened?

PC: ~well actually its still kind of goin on at the moment
PC: and i ~was told im not supposed to talk to anybody about it
PC: especially not you

BF: who said that?!?! your parents?!?!?
PC: my ~what
BF: your mom and dad??!?! omg otto you must really be out of it....
PC: oh yeah thats right my uh parents
PC: they said dont tell anybody about ~whats happenin
PC: so i cant giv~e you too many details but quianna i just
PC: really ~wanted to tell you that im sorry about ev~erythin

BF: what do you have to be sorry for?!? we've had a lot of great times together.
BF: and i'm sure whatever this is will blow over eventually and i'll talk to you again!!!!

PC: im pretty sure it ~wont
PC: but
PC: its real inspirin to hear ho~w much hope you hav~e
PC: same as ev~er
PC: youre just so inspirin
PC: i could ~write a fuckin poem about you right no~w

BF: omg hush your mouth!!!!
BF: would you believe me if i told you you weren't the first guy to tell me that???? lmao

PC: oh
PC: im not
PC: i guess i shouldnt be surprised

BF: anyway so what was it that you wanted to talk to me about??? in serious terms????
PC: im not sure if i can say it anymore
PC: i mean maybe its for the best any~way
PC: iv~e nev~er really had much luck ~with this kind of shit
PC: and i dont see ~why it should get any better because of ~whats happenin
PC: i dunno
PC: maybe if im lucky ill hav~e another chance to talk to you later on

BF: i'm totally sure that you will!!!!!
BF: don't be so discouraged, otto.
BF: you always come back. and you're always such a good writer and roleplayer.
BF: i'll bet you got even better since i last heard from you!!!! calypso will be really really REALLY excited to hear that you got in touch with me.
BF: is faustus still into rp too??? you two were always such an incredible team......

PC: i
PC: i couldnt say
PC: i dont really speak to him anymore
PC: for personal reasons
PC: and i mean i guess part of ~what i ~wanted to say to you ~was that
PC: i dont think ill be able to play ~with you and calypso anymore
PC: so i guess you can consider otto to be dead or somethin
PC: i guess he dro~wned
PC: on the land
PC: because i mean sea people cant really dro~wn in the ocean

BF: oh my gosh....
BF: that might be the saddest thing i've heard all day. and i've heard a couple of really sad things!!!!

PC: im sorry
PC: ~well both be better for it though
PC: i think
PC: at the v~ery least you ~will be

BF: well if you feel that way, i won't argue with you.
BF: though it makes me so sad to hear that, not only about your character but about cd!!!! he's the last person i would've thought you'd have a falling out with.

PC: im just lookin out for myself
PC: somebodys got to

BF: you sound so sad.......
PC: im dealin ~with some sad shit
PC: and im really gonna miss playin ~with you t~wo
PC: im sorry

BF: stop apologizing!! whatever's happening, it's not your fault.
BF: i understand that life is rough sometimes.

PC: i ~wish i could just talk to you
PC: like
PC: that i could just tell you ~what i ~wanted to say

BF: you're being so cryptic!!!!
BF: but you can always tell me when you're finally able.
BF: you know i'm always listening!

PC: yeah
PC: i guess so

BF: you're really sweet, otto.
PC: no im not
BF: i missed you!!!! and not just because of our game.
BF: and if you really think you might not be able to talk to me later, i'll miss you then, too!!!!!

PC: ill miss you too
PC: a lot

BF: but we're always going to be friends!!!!
BF: so don't get too sad.
BF: promise me you won't be sad!!!!!!

PC: i cant tell you ho~w im gonna be feelin about somethin princess
PC: and i cant make myself feel a certain ~way
PC: im pretty sure im gonna get really fuckin upset
PC: so i guess im sorry for doin ~what you dont ~want me to do
PC: and for hav~in natural feelins that arent ~what you ~want to see from me
PC: your majesty

BF: otto.......that's not what i meant!!!! omg
BF: i'm sorry.......

PC: i hav~e to go no~w
PC: someones here

BF: okay....
BF: please come back soon!!!!!
BF: <3

PC: quianna
BF: i'll miss you!!!!!!
PC: i


-- poseidonsCoronation [PC] has disconnected --

14/10/12
"Quinn: Get on the computer."

Let's see who it is. Maybe it's Jaspers? Could he and Bec be done with their part of the game already?

13/10/12
"==>"

Somebody shakes you out of your daydream by pestering you.

13/10/12
"Quinn: Wow, he's sappy."

No. He's PERFECT.

You put both his letter and his photos on the wall, and you haven't taken any of them down since then. That night, you were so giddy you could barely even talk to him beyond typing out a single soft "yes" in his direction. You've been smitten ever since, but never able to tell him exactly how you feel.

13/10/12
"Quinn: Examine special things."

Jaspers sent you this letter and these pictures on VALENTINE'S DAY earlier this year. They were the first things he ever mailed to you, and you remember being REALLY NERVOUS to read the letter for the first time.

Dear Quinn,

How are you? I know I've probably already spoken to you today, but it never hurts to ask again. I know you've been feeling a little down, lately, so I really wanted to make sure that your day was special by letting you know how important you are to me, not only as a friend, but just as somebody who's a part of my life at all.

Maybe it's a little forward, but I've attached a photo of myself (and one of myself and Rose!) so you can finally know what I look like. It's been a while since you first showed me your pretty face, and I'll admit that I've been somewhat nervous about showing you my own, which is unusual for me, but...I've been a bit self-conscious, I suppose. You are so lovely. Forgive me if I'm overstepping any boundaries.

I hope that maybe, if you decide that I happen not to be particularly offensive to look at, you might pester me tonight and perhaps let me know if you would like to be my Valentine? I would certainly like to be yours.

Your dear friend,

J. F. Lalonde

13/10/12
"Quinn: What about those things on the wall?"

Oh, those? Those are just some...um. Some things you don't like to keep tucked away.

13/10/12
"Quinn: Look inside."

Most of those things have to do with JASPERS LALONDE. You aren't ashamed to admit it. In private, that is.

What's that?

...No, we AREN'T ALLOWED to see most of them. This is your PERSONAL BUSINESS, after all!

12/10/12
"==>"

You keep a lot of odds and ends in your BLACK NOTEBOOK, including not only SKETCHES and CREATIVE STUFF, but PERSONAL THINGS, too, like things your FRIENDS send you that you don't want your MOM to find, and on occasion, your thoughts about important things that have happened to you.

13/10/12
"==>"

His name is JOHN, and he's the cutest and best doll in the whole world.

You put him on the stack of novels so he doesn't get knocked over as you go to get your NOTEBOOK off of your bed.

12/10/12
"==>"

You have a pretty large collection of FINE CHINA DOLLS, which stay on your shelves in place of your books, but this little guy here is your PERSONAL FAVORITE DOLL. He's a ragdoll, and he's nothing special to the uninformed eye, but you've had him since you were a baby, and you go out of your way to make sure that he always gets the best possible treatment. He's pretty much your BROTHER, after all.

12/10/12
"Quinn: Check out your notes."

You've taped up some of your ARTWORK over the face of your DARK PRINCE, along with some character notes and plot points. This is just for FUN, of course, so it's nothing you take particularly seriously, but you do have fun drawing it when your friend is feeling down. You based the three main characters on your MOST BELOVED FRIENDS, because your best friend likes to roleplay as a PRINCESS sometimes, which you thought was KIND OF WEIRD at first, but you think you sort of GET IT, now.

Sometimes he really needs a PICK-ME-UP in the form of a fairy tale where a certain GRUFF ISLAND BOY and DAPPER YOUNG GENTLEMAN actually take enough time out of their days to show him that they REALLY LIKE HIM without needing to be told to do so.

It's actually a pretty cute story, or so you think. Your friend loves it, anyway, and your WATCHERS on DEVIANTART seem to like your character designs. You might be able to turn it into a REAL COMIC someday if you weren't so preoccupied with your OTHER PROJECTS.

12/10/12
"==>"

Your name is QUINN EGBERT, and you have an outrageous affinity for JESTERS. Your MOTHER tends to call your fascination an OBSESSION, but you think she just DOESN'T UNDERSTAND, much like she doesn't understand your simultaneous PASSION FOR FASHION AND DESIGN, or anything else about you, for that matter. That's not particularly unusual, however. Most people don't really GET YOU. You pride yourself on being a bit of a RIDDLE wrapped up in an ADORABLE, TRENDY PACKAGE, which is good for you, because the OBJECT OF YOUR AFFECTIONS has a deep love of PUZZLES.

Speaking of AFFECTION, you also love indulging in a GOOD ROMANCE as often as you possibly can. There's nothing quite like a STEAMY PAPERBACK NOVEL or SHORT EROTIC ONE-SHOT, and while your mother thinks your enjoyment of such things doesn't extend much farther than DAY-GLO BLOODSUCKERS who sparkle in the sunlight, your AMAZON.COM, DEVIANTART, and FANFICTION.NET ACCOUNTS would be INCREDIBLY REVEALING if she happened across them.

You dabble in a bit of romance, yourself, but you're NOT VERY GOOD at writing. Thankfully, your ROLEPLAY PARTNER, who is also your BEST FRIEND, is EQUALLY NOT VERY GOOD, so you're both able to enjoy your EXTENSIVE CHARADES without getting too down on yourselves. It should all be about FUN, anyway.

Like your friends, you have a PESTERCHUM HANDLE. You go by basedFabio and you tend to get really really REALLY excited to talk to your friends!!!!!!!

12/10/12
"==>"

You've only just finished covering up your CONTRABAND with scribblings about the COMIC you occasionally draw for your CLOSEST FRIEND. You know your MOM won't come near your ARTISTIC DEVICES, so the SULTRY PRINCE of your CHILDLIKE, IDEALISTIC INFATUATION is safe from prying eyes at last.

Now you're ready to introduce yourself.

12/10/12
"==>"

PLEASE W

Oh...

Hello there! You certainly look like you have NOTHING TO DO with the death of a BELOVED COMPANION. Let's be you for a while until we're ready to deal with that.

12/10/12
"==>"

PLEASE WAKE UP, PLEASE WAKE UP, THIS CAN'T BE REAL, THIS CAN'T BE HAPPENING

PLEASE, GOD

PLEASE WAKE UP

11/10/12
"==>"

OH NO OH GOD PLEASE NO NO NO NO PLEASE NO PLEASE GOD

11/10/12
"==>"

Oh no. Oh, no, oh NO.

11/10/12
"==>"

Oh, no.

11/10/12
"==>"

AA: Hahaha.
AA: But it's so much fun! Look at this, I'm able to

CC: ......what the fuck was that
CC: jaspers
CC: what the fuck was that sound
CC: seriously what did you

AA: oh
AA: oh fuck
AA: oh FUCK
AA: OH FUCK BEC

11/10/12
"==>"

CC: youre fucking crazy, man.
CC: i havent talked to you since i told you to go apologize to your dad.
CC: i didnt even know youd accepted the transfer.

AA: You must have been sleepwalking, then, because we definitely spoke about twenty minutes ago.
AA: You were acting strangely, I'll admit.
AA: You were quite lucid, though! I'm impressed now.
AA: You must be rather anxious to play the game if you're getting up to install it in your sleep.

CC: i dont fucking know. maybe i did?
CC: i think jade wouldve barked or something if i got up though.
CC: also seriously dude PUT MY SHIT DOWN.

11/10/12
"==>"

CC: wait a fucking minute.
CC: how are you even connected to me right now?

AA: What do you mean?
AA: The file finished transferring, I installed it, and I connected.
AA: It was actually very easy. The game seemed to already be preprogrammed to navigate to a usable client signal.
AA: I'm not really sure how it works, but I can't say I particularly care.
AA: Haha.

CC: can you stop dicking around with my stuff for five seconds and listen to me?
CC: i didnt install the client. this shouldnt be happening right now.

AA: What are you talking about? You told me that you did.

09/10/12
"==>"


AA: I'll admit that perhaps it's a bit uncouth, but it's really nothing to be ashamed of.
AA: I suppose it's human nature to seek carnal pleasure, and though exploitation of women for the satisfaction of a primarily male demographic is something I would never condone on the grounds that objectification is something sickening to even entertain the NOTION of...
AA: What I'm saying is that it's perfectly alright?
AA: And I would have liked to know beforehand so I wouldn't have to be so stunned and distracted by this revelation right now!

CC: i dont know what youre talking about.
CC: also, youre an asshole.
CC: just be thankful jade isnt hurt.
CC: id kill you if she was.

AA: I've already apologized!
AA: Do I really need to do it again?

CC: no.
CC: im just giving you a warning, junior.

AA: I just shuddered.
AA: Also, your hair is a disaster. Do you ever comb it?

CC: its called naps, jaspers.
CC: dont tell me youve never had bedhead.
CC: also i live on a fucking island.
CC: i cut my own goddamn hair.
CC: be happy i bathed today.

AA: I'm having convulsions.
AA: You're doing this on purpose.

CC: just giving you the facts, clouseau.

09/10/12
"==>"

-- acinonyxAnonymous [AA] began pestering callingCujo [CC] --

AA: Sorry about the rude awakening.
AA: But I feel like the situation was dire enough to justify waking you.
AA: I must say, I'm a bit stunned by the, shall we say, decor of your house?
AA: It's not what I was expecting at all.
AA: Granted, you yourself look only vaguely like what I had imagined you to be, but that's less important in the long run.
AA: You're still my best friend, of course.
AA: And I still care for your immensely.
AA: But I'm concerned about the fact that you felt it was necessary to hide all of this from me for such a long time!
AA: I would never have passed harsh judgment on you. You're like a brother to me, Becquerel.
AA: I thought you knew that by now?
AA: Perhaps I should have made it more clear...
AA: I dare say I would have found it interesting at the very least to be privy to such juicy information about your family.
AA: I've told you everything there is to know about myself and my father, after all!
AA: I thought we had reached a level of mutual trust.
AA: Do you not feel the same way?
AA: Or are you just ashamed of your grandfather's legacy?

09/10/12
"Bec: Get up."

You're UP.

Kind of.

And it looks like Jaspers is pestering you.

08/10/12
"==>"

OH GOD SORRY BEC THE CURSOR IS MORE POWERFUL THAN YOU THOUGHT IT WOULD BE

08/10/12
"==>"

You activate the interactive cursor and move to give Bec a gentle nudge awake.

08/10/12
"==>"

How could Bec keep something like this from you?? You're not sure if you should feel OUTRAGED, EMBARRASSED, or RELIEVED. This is KIND OF A BIG DEAL...isn't it? You're pretty sure YOU would tell HIM if your DAD was an INFAMOUS PORN MOGUL...

You've even asked him about where his money comes from. He's always claimed that he has NO IDEA. Is he ashamed of this?

Only one way to find out.

08/10/12
"Jaspers: Confirm symbol's meaning."

It takes you about five seconds to get to the right website. Yes, you were right after all. The symbol in question is the trademarked logo of SWEET PUPPY, which is a corporation infamous for its SOFTCORE PORNOGRAPHY featuring LOVELY, SCANTILY-CLAD TWENTY-SOMETHINGS playing with PUPPIES.

Not that you ACTUALLY KNOW anything about it, of course. It's not like you've ever SEEN THIS WEBSITE BEFORE, or had an opportunity to really feel disgust at how POORLY-MADE the layout is.

Or to notice how much MISS PANDORA looks like your own OFTEN-PERPLEXING yet LOVELY LADY FRIEND.

05/10/12
"==>"

You think you just remembered what that symbol means.

05/10/12
"==>"

...Holy shit.

05/10/12
"==>"

...Okay.

Something about this is really disconcerting. THIS is Bec's house? This is where he's lived his entire life, alone, and...

05/10/12
"==>"

Seriously, though, what is this symbol? You're kind of getting an uneasy feeling that you've SEEN IT BEFORE, but you can't remember where.

05/10/12
"==>"

Thankfully you're able to get through the doors without the keycodes for the locks. It must be

Woah.

Wait a minute. What is this? It's...not what you were expecting at all. You're not really sure WHAT you were expecting, but it wasn't butterfly wallpaper and a Christmas Story-style leg lamp.

All of these rooms are so dark without windows. You guess this is what happens when you live ENTIRELY UNDERGROUND.

05/10/12
"Jaspers: Continue exploring."

You adjust the parameters of the viewport and move to check out the rest of Bec's house. He doesn't really talk about his home, so much; it's always about the island itself.

This stairwell is dark as hell, though. And...what's up with those doors? Digital locks? That's so very James Bond.

03/10/12
"==>"

You make note of his interests in a notepad file.

Aviation. Wolves and dogs. Stuffed animals. Exotic wildlife.

And at the end, you note, for your own reference,

NEW COMPUTER.

Your Dad has been talking about converting the GUEST BEDROOM into a proper STUDY for you to use, but maybe once you get up the courage to tell him about your FRIENDS, he'll agree to use that money to HELP BEC KEEP IN TOUCH WITH YOU.

His birthday is in four months. That's plenty of time to talk to DAD about this.

You grin just thinking about it.

03/10/12
"==>"

What are these? Did he...draw these? You had no idea he liked to draw. He's never talked about that with you. You talk to him all the time about your poetry, but you realize all too suddenly that you've never really asked him about what HE likes to do, outside of hanging out online. You always just assumed he...did island stuff.

Whatever THAT means.

His drawings are pretty decent, though. And he's clearly imaginative. You snicker a little at the SHARK PLANE. Who knows what he was thinking, there.

And that little drawing of himself...wow.

He's such a child in a lot of ways, still, but everything about him just seems so perfect right now.

03/10/12
"==>"

Of course, more animal posters. He really seems to like wolves and dogs, in particular. You could say a few choice words about these posters, but you won't. It probably took him years to collect all of these.

So when he wakes up, you'll tell him how great you think they are. Because you care about him, and just because you think his posters are kind of childish, that doesn't make him any less cool.

03/10/12
"==>"

What are those? They look familiar, somehow, but you know for a fact you've never seen them before.

Ouch. Looks like that one little guy met with a bad end. Bec's puppy probably did him in.

03/10/12
"Jaspers: Snoop around a little."

Bec's asleep. He won't notice you taking a quick peek at his room.

Oh, wow. There's his "tank" of a computer he always goes on and on about. It's even older than you thought it would be, and you can tell by just looking at it from here. How the hell does that thing even connect to the Internet? It's probably about as old as you are.

03/10/12
"==>"

...Oh, Bec.

Of course they are.

It was so silly of you to think he'd be some RUGGED, SECRETIVE PERSON. You've known Bec for almost TWO YEARS, and he's easily the most GENUINE PERSON YOU KNOW.

He loves animals. You knew that about him. And here he's expressed that love in the way he knows best: with a bunch of hideous posters.

What a great guy.

01/10/12
"==>"

...Are those ZOOBOOKS???

01/10/12
"==>"

...Wait.

01/10/12
"Jaspers: Look at your best friend."

This is...

01/10/12
"Omega: Install and connect."

Oh, it's...connecting automatically.

You have no idea how this computer stuff works. You're just glad that it's WORKING AT ALL.

01/10/12
"==>"

You've got some idea of what Bec will look like, but you're still really, really excited to see him for real. He's always been so secretive about his looks. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that his grandfather was supposedly a SPY?? Bec certainly doesn't seem like he's COOL ENOUGH to be a spy most of the time, but it could all be a CLEVER ACT.

Maybe he's just secretive because living on an island has made him TOUGH and RUGGED, and he doesn't want to SCARE YOU OFF by acting so wild and free.

Wow. Your best friend is LITERALLY THE COOLEST PERSON EVER. He's probably like RAMBO. And he's YOUR FRIEND.

GOSH.

You sure are LUCKY.

30/09/12
"==>"

You're about to SEE your best friend.

For the FIRST TIME.

30/09/12
"==>"

Wait a minute.

30/09/12
"Jaspers: Install Omega Server."

...What the hell is this language? It's definitely not JAPANESE, which it should be, according to Bec.

Oh well. You'll see him in a few minutes, and you can ask him then.

30/09/12
"==>"

Sometimes you get really tired of managing your friends' shit. You and BF have to act like parents to your other two friends. It gets exhausting.

You wonder if your DAD ever feels like this about YOU, then you think better of it. You never act so irrationally, you tell yourself. Not ever. Nope. You make mistakes, sure, but you always make up for them. With these two, it's constant CATFIGHTS, and nothing is ever resolved.

How annoying.

You'll worry about all that later, though. For now, you really need to install the SERVER FILE, and connect to Bec's computer.

30/09/12
"==>"

You have no idea what's REALLY GOING ON with those two.

Maybe you should stop making jokes about it to Bec. Obviously your other friend is taking it VERY SERIOUSLY.

30/09/12
"Jaspers: Talk to PV."

--acinonyxAnonymous [AA] began pestering pinocchiosVices [PV]--

AA: Are you doing well?
AA: I apologize for not being here to serve as a buffer between yourself and Becquerel, tonight.
AA: I've been addressing some issues of my own pertaining to my father.

PV: OH...
PV: HEY, J...
PV: I'M OKAY...

AA: You don't sound okay! Do you want to talk about it?
PV: UM...
PV: JUST...JASPERS???
PV: WHY DOES BEC HATE ME???

AA: What? Oh, no. He doesn't hate you.
AA: Has he been telling you that he does?

PV: NOT EXACTLY, BUT HE JUST...
PV: HE GETS MAD AT ME ALL THE TIME...
PV: HE YELLS AT ME FOR NO REASON...

AA: No reason at all?
PV: YES...
AA: He tells me sometimes that you provoke him.
AA: You're telling me that he just launches into tirades against you, unprompted?

PV: I DON'T DO ANYTHING TO UPSET HIM...
PV: HE JUST GETS MAD BECAUSE I'M ME...

AA: That's just silly.
AA: I assure you, he doesn't hate you. He's just not sure how to talk to you.
AA: I think you may overwhelm him, a bit.
AA: You'll work a bit better together once he's serving you. I promise.

PV: MAYBE IT'S A BAD IDEA, J-LO...
PV: AND I WANTED TO ASK YOU...SINCE YOU PLANNED THIS ALL OUT...
PV: CAN BF SERVE ME INSTEAD???

AA: Oh, I...no...she wants to serve me.
AA: We've already worked this out. I promise Becquerel will be better-behaved once you two connect.

PV: ...
AA: Don't you trust me?
PV: I'M JUST SCARED...
AA: You shouldn't be.
AA: He'll take good care of you.
AA: And if you trust him, he'll be gentler.
AA: Just encourage him to be nice.

PV: THAT'S ALL I EVER DO!!!
PV: I ALWAYS TELL HIM HOW MUCH I LIKE HIM!!!
PV: AND I'M ALWAYS AS NICE TO HIM AS I CAN BE!!!
PV: BUT I DON'T KNOW IF I EVEN WANT TO PLAY IF HE'S JUST GOING TO BE MAD AT ME THE WHOLE TIME...

AA: What even happened between you two this time?
PV: I JUST...
PV: I DREW HIM A PICTURE...
PV: AND THEN HE THOUGHT THAT I CALLED HIM FAT, BUT I DIDN'T!!!

AA: What?
AA: Why would that even come up? None of us have ever even seen him, before.
AA: What did you say?

PV: IT'S NOT EVEN YOUR BUSINESS!!!
PV: AND WHY IS IT AUTOMATICALLY SOMETHING THAT I SAID???
PV: WHY IS IT ALWAYS MY FAULT???
PV: I WAS JUST TRYING TO CHEER HIM UP, AND HE GOT ALL PISSED OFF AT ME!!!
PV: YOU KNOW, I'M GETTING REALLY SICK OF HIS ATTITUDE PROBLEM!!!
PV: MAYBE I SHOULD JUST GIVE UP!!!
PV: HE'S NEVER GOING TO LIKE ME!!!

AA: Woah, Mr. Strider.
AA: There's no reason to be so upset.

PV: YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND!!!
PV: YOU'VE NEVER REALLY UNDERSTOOD!!! AND DON'T CALL ME "MR."!!! THAT'S SO...UGH!!!
PV: I DON'T EVEN KNOW!!!

AA: Can't you explain it to me, if I don't understand?
AA: I'd like to.

PV: NO!!!
AA: Why not?
PV: I DON'T WANT YOU TELLING HIM ABOUT ME AFTER YOU PRY INTO MY FEELINGS!!!
AA: Then I won't.
PV: YES YOU WILL!!!
PV: YOU'RE A BIG FAT BLABBERMOUTH!!! YOU TELL HIM EVERYTHING!!!
PV: HE WOULDN'T KNOW HOW BAD OFF I AM IF YOU HADN'T TOLD HIM!!!

AA: Wait a minute.
AA: You think he dislikes you because you're poor?
AA: That's the silliest thing I've ever heard.

PV: I DON'T KNOW WHY HE DISLIKES ME!!!
PV: BUT HE STOPPED TALKING TO ME AS MUCH AFTER HE FOUND OUT FROM YOU!!!
PV: HE PROBABLY THINKS I'M DIRTY AND STUPID AND ALL KINDS OF SHIT, NOW!!!

AA: He doesn't think that at all, though.
AA: Haven't you tried talking to him about this?
AA: PV, you're being irrational.
AA: Becquerel is a very complex person! He's hard to understand.
AA: A lot of what he does, he does because he's just shy, or unsure what to do.
AA: He grew up entirely alone! He's simply not sure sometimes how he should treat people.

PV: WELL IF YOU WERE A BETTER FRIEND TO ME, AND IF YOU REALLY KNEW SO MUCH ABOUT HIM, I THINK YOUR ADVICE WOULD PROBABLY WORK A WHOLE LOT BETTER!!!
PV: THE WAY IT IS NOW, YOU ONLY EVER MAKE THINGS WORSE!!!
PV: SO MAYBE YOU SHOULD JUST STOP TRYING TO HELP US BE FRIENDS!!!
PV: YOU REALLY SUCK AT IT!!!

AA: You're the one who's always asking me for help!
AA: I'm only doing what you ask!

PV: WELL DO THIS INSTEAD...
PV: STOP TALKING TO HIM ABOUT ME!!!

AA: Fine. I will.
AA: I'm sorry.

PV: ...
PV: I JUST WANT HIM TO LIKE ME, EVEN A LITTLE BIT...

AA: He does. I swear, he does.
AA: It really shouldn't be so important to you, though.

PV: YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE...
PV: HE'S ALWAYS LIKED YOU...AND BF...

AA: I had no idea you were so worried about this.
PV: WELL I DON'T LIKE TALKING ABOUT IT...
PV: AT LEAST NOT WITH YOU...

AA: ...I can leave you alone, then.
AA: I'll send you the files. Maybe you should talk to BF about this until Becquerel and I are situated in the game?

PV: WHATEVER...
PV: I'M GOING TO GO HANG OUT WITH MY BROS...

AA: Okay.
AA: I'm sorry, again.
AA: I'll make it up to you, okay? I didn't know I was upsetting you.

PV: STOP APOLOGIZING...
PV: JUST STOP IT...


--pinocchiosVices [PV] ceased pestering acinonyxAnonymous [AA]--

29/09/12
"Jaspers: Be BF."

For a split-second, you are ?????.

And you think Jaspers Lalonde is the CAT'S PAJAMAS.

29/09/12
"==>"

-- acinonyxAnonymous [AA] began pestering basedFabio [BF] --

AA: We're almost ready! I'm going to send you this .ZIP file, alright?
BF: go for it!!!!! i'm so so SO ready for this!!!!!
BF: i can't wait to see you, jaspers <3

AA: Hahaha.
AA: You make me blush, Q.

BF: hee <3
BF: oh!!!!! oh, gosh........
BF: have you talked to pv yet???? about connecting????

AA: Not yet. I was about to as soon as you'd accepted the file. Why do you ask?
BF: um. he's just kind of...you know.
BF: how he gets.
BF: he's upset.
BF: i think bec might've hurt his feelings or something...
BF: idk, he wouldn't really tell me? he said he wants to talk to you about something, though.
BF: and he said it was important that you talk to him before you connect with bec!!!

AA: Oh, I see. I'll investigate.
AA: I can't imagine what would be so pressing, but thank you for the heads up anyway, darling.

BF: ahhh, jasp <3
BF: no problem...

AA: As a side note, I'm looking forward to seeing you, as well.
AA: I've been looking forward to it for...goodness. For weeks. As a matter of fact.

BF: ahh...
BF: jaspers...um.
BF: as soon as you're all done with bec...and it's our turn to play...
BF: do you think we can talk about something kind of important?

AA: Of course we can.
AA: My ears are always open for you.

BF: okay!!!
BF: i just wanted to give you, um...some time to prepare, or something, i guess.
BF: heehee.

AA: My excitement is mounting.
AA: But for now I should tend to Mr. Strider, don't you think?

BF: absolutely!
AA: Let me know when the file's through, okay?
BF: will do!


-- acinonyxAnonymous [AA] ceased pestering basedFabio [BF] --

29/09/12
"==>"

The download's complete, though. You'd better get in touch with your other friends and set them up before you get too carried away with connecting to Bec.

29/09/12
"==>"

Bec sure is fucking WEIRD sometimes.

29/09/12
"==>"

-- acinonyxAnonymous [AA] began pestering callingCujo [CC] --

AA: Becquerel? Are you there?
AA: What happened with the transfer? I hadn't expected it to go through automatically.
AA: Did something trigger? When did it begin?

CC: uh
CC: Please allow me to apologize
CC: friend

AA: ...
AA: Bec?

CC: there is nothing to worry about with the transfer
CC: i triggered the download remotely and manually boosted the connection speed
CC: it will be complete soon and you needn't concern yourself with it
CC: I have also installed the client on my computer

AA: ...
CC: Is something trO->ubling you?
CC: oh, sorry
CC: my hand slipped

AA: I see...
AA: Are you alright?

CC: forgive me
CC: Im quite tired

AA: Then perhaps you should sleep?
AA: I can get started on my own, I suppose, if you've already installed the client.
AA: The download has just finished.

CC: very good.
CC: yes, you should begin at once.
CC: i will sleep for a short time.

AA: Seriously. It sounds like you really need it!
CC: i am very sleepy.
AA: Take a nap. I'm certain I'll be able to wake you once I'm connected to you.
CC: yes, you will.
CC: i will see you shortly. or rather youll see me.


-- callingCujo [CC] ceased trolling acinonyxAnonymous [AA] --

29/09/12
"==>"

You should probably ask Bec what happened. Maybe he did something weird.

28/09/12
"==>"

You can't stop the download, either. It's almost done.

How is this possible? Bec's internet is usually so slow that it takes literal hours for him to send anything substantial. This huge file should be taking upwards of two hours to transfer, if not three or four.

But not being able to stop a download you didn't even initiate...? That's even more bizarre.

28/09/12
"Jaspers: Examine desktop."

What the hell is this? You never accepted any transfer from Bec. How is this downloading to your desktop?

28/09/12
"==>"

You sit down to get back to business, and...

...Wait a minute.

28/09/12
"==>"

The last thing you want is to be interrupted again while you're finally getting started with this game.

28/09/12
"Jaspers: Get back online."

You have to wait until your Dad leaves and goes down the hall. He'll be heading back up to his own room and hopefully going to bed, himself.

Thankfully he shuts the light off as he leaves. He's learning.

26/09/12
"==>"

GOODNIGHT JASPERS, MY LITTLE PRINCE.

YOUR DAD LOVES YOU, KIDDO. SWEET DREAMS.

You mumble that you love him, too. He kisses your forehead once, which is ONE TOO MANY TIMES for someone your age.

Christ. Good thing nobody can see this.

26/09/12
"==>"

Good thing DAD is quick to TUCK YOU IN.

You'll have to remember to change back into ACCEPTABLE ATTIRE before you connect to any of your friends.

26/09/12
"==>"

The next thing you know, you're in your room, and...woah.

Your pajamas are TOTALLY LAME.

26/09/12
"==>"

You really need to tell him to stop picking you up like this.

26/09/12
"==>"

AS A MATTER OF FACT, CHAMP, I'D SAY IT'S WELL PAST YOUR BEDTIME! LET'S GET YOU TUCKED IN, STAT!

26/09/12
"==>"

Your Dad says you'd look silly with band-aids on your face. You'll heal fast, anyway. You've always been rather RESILIENT.

He disinfects you, then he says it looks like it's time for bed.

23/09/12
"Jaspers: Where are you?"

Your DAD is cleaning your wounds. Stupid Rose and her stupid literal hissy fit.

You'll make up with her later, but gosh, cats sure can be ASSHOLES. She's probably not even sorry for scratching the shit out of both of you.

23/09/12
"Jaspers: Accept transfer."

You aren't even at your computer.

But it seems like it's transferring on its own, anyway...?

23/09/12
"==>"

You fall asleep confused, anxious, and unhappy. You'll nap for over an hour, so we'll leave you alone at this point to sleep restlessly.

What's taking Jaspers so long with his father? Maybe we should check up on him.

23/09/12
"==>"

You curl up beside Jade and let your mind wander just a bit more, trying to focus on how fun it's going to be to play this game but just getting distracted by your bitter thoughts from a few minutes ago, again. Maybe you should just suck it up and talk to Jaspers about how you'd like to see him. Is that too forward, though? Would he just make fun of you, like he always does when you show even the slightest bit of affection for him?

You don't know what to do. He really pisses you off, sometimes. And you'd be too uncomfortable talking to your other friends about visiting one of THEM. They might take it the wrong way.

...You know what? You don't really know WHAT you want, outside of a little human contact.

Maybe even just a hug would be nice, or a pat on the back. Maybe just SEEING another person in the flesh. That'd be fantastic.

23/09/12
"==>"

Bed sounds like a good idea.

Maybe just a short nap.

23/09/12
"==>"

You wait a couple more minutes, then decide that this is a waste of time. No sense in sitting around in anticipation of the transfer. It'll happen whenever Jaspers gets back to his computer.

You might as well find something else to do.

23/09/12
"Bec: Send Omega files to Jaspers."

You try to initiate the file transfer, but it seems like Jaspers is still away from his computer. Probably still talking to his father. You can't complain about that.

Hopefully they're working out whatever needs to be resolved. You don't know anything about family relationships like that, but you imagine that talking about things helps, and Jaspers' dad sure seems to like to talk.

Jaspers probably isn't even telling his dad about you. What was his excuse? He doesn't want to explain his internet friends to his father? More Lalonde bullshit. Maybe if his father knew you existed, Jaspers might be able to come and see you, sometime. Or you might be able to go visit him in America.

Maybe all four of you could get together sometime.

But no, Jaspers has to be stubborn, of course. It'll probably never even come up, and Mr. Lalonde will probably think that Jaspers has some kind of online gambling addiction through the rest of his teenage years. Why else would he spend so much time on the computer?

23/09/12
"==>"

You really need to stop thinking about all of this.

Who are you kidding, anyway? Nobody will ever want to make out with you. You're flattering yourself even by suspecting that Pinocchio has a thing for you.

In the end, you're a weird, dirty, chubby little teenager who lives alone with a puppy on an island in an underground mansion. You haven't seen another human being in many, many years.

And you're never going to kiss anyone.

23/09/12
"==>"

You'd much rather kiss one of your LADY FRIENDS, though. Or even JASPERS. At least Jaspers PRETENDS like he knows everything about romance.

All that aside, though, you will NEVER tell your friends that you think about making out with them. Never, never, ever. These gross urges are just some stupid crap that's going to pass soon.

You hope.

At times like this you wish you had a Dad as cool as Jaspers', who would maybe EXPLAIN some of this TEENAGE BULLSHIT to you. Figuring everything out on your own really SUCKS sometimes.

23/09/12
"==>"

It really doesn't help that you're at THAT AGE. You know. Where EVERYONE AND ANYONE seems like a potential partner for SLOPPY MAKEOUTS. It's only made worse by the fact that you're stuck on an island with no one around, and you're too AWKWARD to ask your other friends if they even want to know what you LOOK LIKE. There's no way any of them are even thinking about you in THAT WAY...except, you guess, maybe the ONE PERSON you won't even admit that you DON'T REALLY HATE, even though he drives you up the wall.

It's obvious. No sense in ranting about how much you HATE HIM anymore. Anyone with eyes can see right through that.

He's the only one who's expressed interest in your appearance, anyway. And your hormones are going CRAZY, much like you yourself are every time you make yourself look like a COMPLETE FUCKING IDIOT.

You just want to MAKE OUT A LITTLE. You imagine that kissing is PROBABLY REALLY NICE. Even if it is with a PUPPET-OBSESSED FREAK.

20/09/12
"==>"

At least the game is almost ripped. The server disc was so much bigger than the client.

You'll put both files into a zip folder and send them to Jaspers at the same time. He can deal with sending them to your other friends.

You really just don't want to talk to anybody right now. You keep making a complete ass of yourself without meaning to.

20/09/12
"==>"

You're an idiot.

20/09/12
"==>"


PV: <a href="http://i.imgur.com/eIiUP.png">http://tiny.cc/c72wkw</a>
CC: ...what the hell is this?
CC: who are these people?

PV: THAT'S ME AND YOU!!!
CC: ...are you serious?
PV: YES!!!
CC: which one is supposed to be me?
CC: am i the one on the left?
CC: why the hell do i look like link and luigis test tube baby?
CC: and why are you wearing a dress?
CC: are you a chick in this picture?

PV: WELL I'M...
PV: I JUST DREW YOU HOW I THINK YOU LOOK!!!
PV: IT'S NOT LIKE I'VE EVER SEEN YOU BEFORE...

CC: this is pretty shit, dude.
CC: why is it on a napkin?

PV: I DON'T HAVE MUCH PAPER JUST LAYING AROUND...
PV: I JUST KIND OF GRABBED WHAT I COULD FIND...
PV: DO YOU NOT LIKE IT...???

CC: ...
CC: i mean. its okay i guess.
CC: do you really think i walk around wearing overalls like a huge tool?

PV: I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU WEAR!!!
PV: WE'VE NEVER TALKED ABOUT IT...
PV: I HAD TO MAKE IT UP!!!

CC: you envision me wearing overalls and a ponytail?
CC: youre like eight hundred percent wrong.

PV: OH...
PV: I'M SORRY...

CC: i have white hair.
CC: and i wear a lot of motherfucking sweet-ass sweaters.

PV: WHITE HAIR???
CC: yeah. its kind of short.
CC: it sticks out on the sides and on top.

PV: WOW...
CC: my eyes are green.
CC: im. uh.
CC: i guess stocky. you know. like. built.
CC: im fucking solid.

PV: ...
PV: ...YOU MEAN YOU'RE CHUBBY???

CC: what?!
CC: no!
CC: im not FAT!
CC: fuck you, dude. oh my fucking god.

PV: NO, I THINK THAT'S OKAY!!!
CC: IM NOT FUCKING FAT
PV: BUT I THINK IT'S FINE, IF YOU ARE...
CC: ...
PV: ...
CC: ..........
PV: BEC???
PV: I'M REALLY SORRY!!!

CC: im going.
CC: dont talk to me until its time for you to enter the game.
CC: i fucking mean it.


-- callingCujo [CC] ceased trolling pinocchiosVices [PV] --

20/09/12
"==>"

-- pinocchiosVices [PV] began pestering callingCujo [CC] --

PV: BEC!!! I'M BACK!!!
CC: dude, weve got like ten minutes left.
CC: i dont have time to talk to you right now.
CC: my computers gonna be bogged down with sending jas these files.

PV: OH...
PV: BUT IT'LL ONLY TAKE A SECOND!!!
PV: I MADE YOU SOMETHING!!!

CC: i dont want it.
PV: PLEASE LOOK AT IT!!!
CC: no, chewtoy. leave me alone.
CC: i dont want to talk to you.

PV: BUT I WORKED HARD ON IT...
CC: ...
PV: ...
CC: ...................
PV: ...!!! BEC!!!
PV: PLEASE???

CC: ugh fucking FINE.
CC: ill give you ten seconds.

PV: YES!!! YES YES YES!!! HERE YOU GO!!!

20/09/12
"Bec: Snap out of it."

Wait, didn't you just...

Oh. Of fucking COURSE.

19/09/12
"==>"

There's always one safe timeline.

19/09/12
"==>"

In another place, not too far away, the loser is comforted by a dear friend.

She has faith in these creatures, she whispers. The Prince of Doom must serve his purpose, somehow. Surely their friend is wrong.

There must be one safe timeline.

18/09/12
"GT: Manipul8 loser."

-- gorgonsTemptation [GT] began trolling brokenCaballus [BC] --

GT: he'§ ready.
GT: do it.
GT: now.

BC: Please, Lady Serket
BC: YO->u knO->w as well as I dO-> that this is mO->rally
wrO->ng
BC: Lady PyrO->pe has explained tO-> yO->u the dangers O->f meddling with the timeline

GT: here'§ an idea, zahhak.
GT: do it, or i'll kill her.
GT: i'll kill her §loooooooowly.
GT: and i'll make you watch while i §uck out her in§ide§ and eat her fucking heart.
GT: i§ that what you want?

BC: NO->
BC: Please dO->n't hurt her

GT: then fucking connect with hi§ computer and do what i told you to do.
GT: i don't have time to li§ten to you lo§er§ contempl8 the morality of thi§ troll§hit §ituation.
GT: i'm a very bu§y woman!

BC: Please
BC: Think O->f the O->thers
BC: Think O->f Lady Maryam

GT: a§ if §he give§ an actual §hit about any of the§e §ad excu§e§ for §entient creature§!
GT: i already know which one i§ her favorite, and i have no plan§ to meddle with that one.
GT: i want thi§ one. he'§ mine. and you're not going to keep me from having him!
GT: nobody i§.
GT: if you and pyrope don't §tay out of my way, you'll regret it.
GT: you know i'm not kidding, either.
GT: §o fucking DO WHAT I TELL YOU!!!!!!!!

BC: I
GT: ye§?
BC: Please
BC: DO->n't tell her that I've dO->ne this
BC: I cannO->t bear that shame

GT: quit crying and do it, zahhak.
GT: it'll aaaaaaaall be over §oon.


-- brokenCaballus [BC] ceased trolling gorgonsTemptation [GT] --

18/09/12
"Bec: Be GT."

It isn't too late to be GT. However, the connection is pretty unstable. It's only going to last a few minutes.

You'd better do something IMPORTANT.

Securing your prey is pretty important. Let's make sure he's COMPLETELY TRAPPED before he figures out what's happening.

18/09/12
"==>"



CC: heh. are you flirting with me, dude?
GT: maaaaaaaaybe. aha.
GT: am i making you blu§h?

CC: like id fucking tell you.
GT: come on now. how long have you known me?
GT: i'll keep it a §eeeeeeeecret. ::::)

CC: i dont blush, dude.
CC: not ever.
CC: not even if ive known you for six months.

GT: §o you are!
GT: i'll bet you look ju§t adorable.
GT: you're pale, aren't you?
GT: i can ju§t §ee your face flu§hing. ahh.

CC: woah.
CC: at least TRY to control your lady boner, serket.

GT: ahahahah. §orry.
GT: are you uncomfortable?

CC: nah.
CC: its fine. dont worry about it.
CC: hey, im gonna start transferring this file to jaspers in a little bit.
CC: do you mind if i say goodbye for now? im gonna need to have as few things up as possible.

GT: not at all.
GT: a§ long a§ i hear from you again §oon.

CC: definitely.
GT: don't keep me waiting for too long, now.
CC: i couldnt live with myself if i tested a ladys patience.
GT: what a guy!
CC: later, gt.
GT: bye, §tud. <3


-- callingCujo [CC] ceased trolling gorgonsTemptation [GT] --

17/09/12
"==>"


GT: i could ju§t........eat you up. :::;O

17/09/12
"==>"


CC: believe me, youll hear all about my experience.
CC: we have to compare notes and shit. i want to make sure im doing what im supposed to do.

GT: oh, §orry. that⧠not allowed!
GT: youâll have to learn the game on your own.
GT: iâm not going to hold your hand through it. that⧠for loooooooo§er§.
GT: youâre not a lo§er, bec, are you?

CC: what? hell fucking no.
CC: you know im the furthest thing from a loser, dude.
CC: i kind of just want to have a leg up on my friends, you know?
CC: i need to show them that im a fucking badass.

GT: §o, you want to §how off?
GT: i can help with that, i §uppo§e.
GT: nothing wrong with being the be§t and §howing your friend§ who⧠bo§§.

CC: aww, yeah. glad you see it my way.
GT: iâm only doing you a favor becau§e i like you, bec.
GT: i wouldnât have done any of thi§ for ju§t anyone, you know.

CC: no, i know.
CC: and thanks a lot. really!
CC: someday ill find you and thank you in person, alright? thats doable, i think. and pretty reasonable.
CC: you cant say no to that, can you?

GT: ahahahahahahaha. no, i donât think i can.
GT: §o i gue§§ iâll look forward to §eeing you face-to-face.

CC: same, man. heheheh.
GT: ahahahahahahaha.
GT: youâre §o §weet, bec.

17/09/12
"Bec: Answer."

-- gorgonsTemptation [GT] began trolling callingCujo [CC] --


GT: §oooooooo, how goe§ it?
GT: the game i§ there now, right?

CC: oh shit. hey gt.
CC: yeah it got here today. man, i really cant thank you enough for this.
CC: my friends are losing their shit right now.
CC: im pretty much the coolest guy on the face of the earth, and i owe it all to you.
CC: well, second-coolest. youre number one, heh.
CC: seriously, how can i repay you?

GT: iâve already told you. repay me by playing the game.
GT: i ju§t want you to enjoy your§elf.
GT: that⧠the point of playing a game, i§nât it?

CC: yeah.
CC: but it mustve cost you a fucking fortune to get this thing to me.
CC: i mean, i wouldnt have even believed that you had it if you hadnt had so much insider info.
CC: i know its part of our deal for me to not ask you how you got it, but goddamn.
CC: a man cant help but be curious, you know?

GT: of cour§e. but you did agree!
GT: §o donât try to wea§el out of it. iâve given you what you wanted. now all i want i§ for you to do what iâve a§ked.
GT: i look forward to your experience with b8ed breath. ::::)

16/09/12
"==>"

15/09/12
"==>"

15/09/12
"==>"

You're certainly not starting at the BOTTOM of your echeladder, but you're still fairly low on the rungs. It's a pretty slow process, for you. You're not sure why.

With this boost in experience, you rise to the HUMBLE RUGRAT tier, which earns you a fancy new feather for your FOP TOP. Soon you'll be a TAILCOAT FRESHMAN, and earn even COOLER UPGRADES! You really can't wait to grow up.

For now, though, this feather is pretty damn cool. And any increase in stats is something to be PROUD OF.

15/09/12
"Jaspers: LEVEL UP!!!"

You've gained enough COMPASSION and MATURITY to ascend to the next rung of yourHOLY SHIT WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON

You're literally BURSTING WITH ACHIEVEMENT right now. Your Dad would be so proud of you if his only means of seeing hadn't been PROPELLED OFF OF HIS FACE from the sheer force of your EXPERIENCE.

GOD DAMN.

13/09/12
"==>"

Maybe it's not the most INDEPENDENT, ADULT thing to do, but you allow yourself to HUG THE SHIT OUT OF HIM. It's really been a long time since you reciprocated one of his stupid affectionate gestures.

...What are you thinking? No. It's not stupid to love your dad. Especially not when he's as cool as yours.

It's not stupid at all.

13/09/12
"==>"

...You go the NON-ASSHOLE route, and give your Dad a HUG.

You tell him he's a GREAT DAD. And that he doesn't need to do ANYTHING differently.

You're sorry for being rude, you say. He deserves better than that. And, most importantly, you're not going anywhere for a long, long time.

...It feels pretty GOOD to be nice to your Dad.

13/09/12
"==>"

So...

13/09/12
"==>"

You have NO IDEA what he's talking about.

Leaving? You're not leaving. The very idea is preposterous. But man, he does look REALLY UPSET, still. You can't imagine what you've done to worry him. Why is he so upset about this? It doesn't even make any sense.

God, your dad is ridiculous. And you want to tell him that. This idea is ridiculous, and HE'S ridiculous. Always getting his feathers ruffled by things that aren't even problems.

13/09/12
"==>"

He looks so TIRED. It's unlike him. He's having a hard time looking at you.

YOU'RE ONLY FOURTEEN, SON. I KNOW IT'S EXCITING TO THINK ABOUT GOING OUT AND SEEING THE WORLD, BUT YOU'RE STILL SO YOUNG.

MAYBE IT'S A BIT SELFISH, BUT I DON'T HAVE ANYONE ELSE.

TAKING CARE OF YOU IS MY LIFE. AND I'D LIKE TO LIVE THAT LIFE FOR A WHILE LONGER. SEEING YOU GO IS THE LAST THING THAT I WANT. I THOUGHT I'D HAVE AT LEAST ANOTHER FEW YEARS BEFORE YOU EVEN STARTED TO THINK ABOUT THAT SORT OF THING, BUT...

WHAT IS IT, SON? AM I TOO OVERBEARING? CONTROLLING? HECK...DO I NOT LOVE YOU ENOUGH? I CAN TRY HARDER, SON. I CAN DO WHAT YOU NEED ME TO DO. ALL I WANT IS FOR YOU TO BE HAPPY, AND HEALTHY, AND PROVIDED FOR.

13/09/12
"==>"

It also startles you when he says NOTHING AT ALL about your ATTITUDE PROBLEM. Instead, all he's interested in why you want to LEAVE. You just kind of look at him, unsure what to say. Leave? You almost ask. What does that mean?

Rose looks at you judgmentally from his lap.

12/09/12
"==>"

He says your full name.

JASPERS FRIGGLISH LALONDE.

It startles you.

12/09/12
"==>"

You feel like a total jackass. Bec was right. What kind of a moron can only tell when his friends are upset? You've lived with your dad your entire life. HE can tell when YOU'RE upset.

You guess you've just fallen into the custom of IGNORING HIM, because it makes you feel BIG and SELF-SUFFICIENT.

What a load of shit. That sort of behavior is nothing to be proud of.

And yet he still loves you, doesn't he? What a great dad. You really are lucky.

12/09/12
"==>"

You almost never come in here. This is your Dad's PERSONAL SPACE. There hasn't been a REASON for you to come in here in quite a few years. But the door is ALWAYS UNLOCKED.

He's just sitting in his chair, his back to you. He doesn't even acknowledge you coming in. Something really must be up.

12/09/12
"==>"

...Dad?

12/09/12
"[S] Jaspers: Find your Father."

That's enough dilly-dallying. Time to be a man, Jaspers Lalonde, and tell your Dad you're sorry for acting like such a bratty little kid.

[Click the picture to play the game! Use arrow keys to move. Approach objects to see what Jaspers has to say about them!]

08/09/12
"==>"

CC: well its gonna be like an hour and a half before im ready to start the transfer.
CC: if you wanna go talk to him now im not gonna go apeshit or anything.
CC: im just hanging out with jade.
CC: might read a magazine or something.

AA: Um.
AA: Becquerel?

CC: yeah dude?
AA: Do you really think I did something to hurt his feelings?
AA: I mean, Dad has never been...
AA: I donât know.
AA: Heâs never gotten upset before.

CC: jas, everybody gets upset.
CC: maybe you just didnt notice before?
CC: i mean from everything youve said about him, he seems like a really nice guy.
CC: and i dont think parents really want their kids to see when theyre hurt.
CC: i mean, i wouldnt.
CC: parents are supposed to be strong, right?

AA: Yeah.
AA: Iâm sorry.
AA: Iâm just used to knowing what Iâm doing.

CC: its okay.
CC: im used to you being the one to tell me that im fucking up.
CC: so this is actually kind of cool for me.

AA: ...What should I say to him?
CC: huh?
CC: i dunno.
CC: maybe just ask him whats bothering him?
CC: and like. listen to him. even if hes saying totally ridiculous shit.
CC: make him feel important.
CC: you know, like you do for all of us?
CC: bf and pv would say the same shit to you.

AA: Okay.
AA: I can do that.

CC: ...............
CC: ........are you nervous to talk to your dad?

AA: What?
AA: Absolutely not.
AA: I talk to him every day.

CC: but you dont apologize to him for being a dick every day.
AA: Because it isnât necessary!
CC: look, dude.
CC: stop wasting time talking to me, okay?
CC: i just handed your ass to you.
CC: its your responsibility to put some huggies on that ass now
CC: and go talk to papa lalonde.
CC: brace yourself for mad hugs or whatever.
CC: fuck.
CC: i bet its gonna be adorable.
CC: i wish i lived there so i could come over and facilitate this miracle in the flesh.

AA: Okay thatâs more than enough.
AA: You can stop now.
AA: In fact, you could have stopped about six sentences ago.

CC: nope, that was completely necessary.
CC: pester me when you get back. ill be around.

AA: Donât expect a play-by-play of my personal affairs with my father when I get back.
AA: Just letting you know now.

CC: fuck.
CC: disappointed forever.
CC: tell your dad i say hi.
CC: i know he doesnt know i exist but itd be cool if he could know his sons got a guardian angel living in a sweet-ass spy cave.
CC: i bet hed flip his shit.

AA: Yes, he would.
AA: And then Iâd have to tell him about BF and PV, too.
AA: And I dread ever needing to tell him about them.

CC: ughhh, fine. ill just pretend i made your dad get all starry eyed thinking about me being a totally cool dude.
AA: What is it with you today?
AA: Canât get enough of the Lalondes, can you?

CC: okay dude im gonna tell you again
CC: i dont and never have had a boner for you
CC: but your dad.................

AA: Wow, okay.
AA: Hereâs where I leave.

CC: good luck, jas.


-- acinonyxAnonymous [AA] ceased pestering callingCujo [CC] --

07/09/12
"==>"

CC: id kill for anybody to hang around with.
CC: and i really wish i had somebody to tell me how fast im growing up? because half of the time i cant even remember what day it is.
CC: youre a lucky, spoiled motherfucker, jaspers.
CC: so fuck you if youre just gonna sit there and tell me your dad sucks.

AA: ...
AA: ...No.
AA: Iâm
AA: Iâm sorry. Youâre right.

CC: ...
CC: ...yeah?

AA: I donât know what I did, though?
AA: He seemed fine when he came in? Then all of a sudden he seemed to get really upset about something.
AA: He thought I felt unloved, or something?
AA: I donât know what heâs thinking.

CC: well maybe if youd fucking talked to him, youd know, huh?
AA: ...Yeah.
AA: I would.

07/09/12
"==>"

AA: I really donât understand what youâre trying to say here?
CC: i know you dont, dude.
CC: so just think for a second. i know youre smart.
CC: whens the last time you did something nice for your dad?

AA: I do nice things for him every day!
CC: i mean like
CC: okay this is gonna sound really stupid but just like
CC: hugging him?
CC: or telling him hes a good dad? idk man
CC: i dont know what people do with other people in the real world.

AA: How is that relevant?
CC: ugh jas seriously?
CC: do you even know that it hurts my feelings when you log off at night and leave me alone because you think i need to learn how to talk to bf and pv by myself?
CC: i cant be straight with either of them without you around. but its like
CC: fuck, dude
CC: how can you know when bf and pv are getting upset but you cant tell when youre probably hurting your own dads feelings?

AA: ...

07/09/12
"Jaspers: Get back to what you were doing."

CC: what the hells happening?
AA: I apologize for that.
AA: He was trying to get me to talk to him.

CC: about what?
AA: I donât know? I told him to leave.
AA: I donât have time for that foolish nonsense right now.
AA: Every time he wants to âtalkâ, he ends up going on and on for hours about how Iâm growing up so fast, and whatever else.
AA: I donât need him to tell me Iâm an adult. I already know that.
AA: If he canât come to grips with it, thatâs his problem. Not mine.

CC: uh.
CC: wow, jas.
CC: yeah it is your problem?

AA: Excuse me?
CC: hes your dad, dude.
CC: he made you. youre his kid.
CC: fruit of the nutty professor tree, you know what im saying?

AA: I know how babies are made, Becquerel.
AA: Do you?

CC: i know how OTHER babies are made.
CC: fuck knows where i came from.
CC: but thats not the point, again.
CC: point is, everything youve ever told me about your dad has been super fucking cool?
CC: and it seems like all you ever have to say about him is like
CC: oh im blowing him off again lol
CC: hes pissing me off ugh
CC: he wont leave me alone
CC: he tried to get me to wear this shitty sweater he bought for me
CC: im just over here like
CC: damn dude
CC: i wish my grandpa were still fucking ALIVE

AA: Youâve said yourself that you donât know for sure that heâs dead.
CC: and the king of missing the fucking point misses the point again.
CC: nobody is surprised.

06/09/12
"==>"

He SAYS SOMETHING as he's finally leaving.

I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH, JASPERS. I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR YOU.

You IGNORE IT. It's probably nothing IMPORTANT, anyway.

06/09/12
"==>"

It takes him a second to GET THE POINT. God. He's so FRUSTRATING sometimes. He said goodnight, didn't he? That was all he'd come in here to do. Now he's trying to turn it around on you and have some stupid father-son heart to heart?

You're really not in the mood for that CRAP right now. In a couple of hours, you'll be playing the COOLEST GAME EVER.

Who has time for PARENTS? Certainly not YOU.

06/09/12
"==>"

You even show him the DOOR, making it EASY for him.

GET OUT, Dad, you say. This is your time to spend with your FRIENDS, or ALONE if you so choose.

06/09/12
"==>"

You explain to your Dad that the only TROUBLES you're having right now are being caused by HIS PRESENCE in your ROOM, and that they can be easily resolved through the simple act of him LEAVING YOU IN PEACE.

06/09/12
"==>"

06/09/12
"==>"

SO IF YOU'RE FEELING A LITTLE LOW, MAYBE YOU COULD COME OVER HERE AND SIT WITH ME AND TELL ME YOUR TROUBLES?

I'D BE GLAD TO LISTEN. AND I'M SURE THAT WHATEVER IS BOTHERING YOU, WE CAN WORK THROUGH IT TOGETHER. WHAT DO YOU SAY, SPORT?

06/09/12
"==>"

SON, I REALIZE THAT THINGS HAVE BEEN A LITTLE TOUGH BETWEEN US LATELY. BUT THE LAST THING THAT I WANT IS FOR YOU TO FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE NO ONE TO TURN TO, OR WORSE, LIKE I DON'T WANT YOU AROUND. I ASSURE YOU, SON, YOUR OLD MAN WANTS YOU HERE. MORE THAN ANYTHING.

06/09/12
"==>"

...SITTING there.

06/09/12
"==>"

He's just...

05/09/12
"==>"

AA: Itâs my father.
AA: He wonât leave my room.
AA: Heâs been in here for nearly five minutes, and itâs making me very irritated.
AA: Heâs

CC: ...
CC: ...uh.
CC: ................??????????
CC: jas?

05/09/12
"==>"

AA: The speed at which the files rip to your computer has nothing to do with your âIsland Internetâ, you know.
AA: Iâm not an idiot.
AA: In fact Iâm insulted that you think I would fall for something like that.
AA: Why didnât you get a new computer before you did this?

CC: ...
AA: What if the game doesnât even play on yours?
AA: How old is it, even?
AA: Iâd bet itâs nearly as old as we are!

CC: ...........
CC: oh my god cat breath, shut up.
CC: my computer isnt old.
CC: its built like a tank.
CC: its like one of those monster trucks, you know? once it gets going it completely wrecks everyones shit.
CC: you just have to give it time.

AA: You do know monster trucks consume copious amounts of gasoline and are completely useless outside of rallies?
AA: That was probably the worst possible comparison you could have made to attempt to convince me that your computer is worth anything or capable of even the simplest of tasks.

CC: .......jaspers, fuck, dude.
CC: why cant you take a joke today?
CC: whats crawled up your ass in the past half hour?

AA: Nothing.
AA: And thatâs an extremely crude euphemism.

CC: id say its pretty fitting.
CC: asspers.
CC: thats you right now.

AA: Wow, Becquerel. Your maturity is astounding.
CC: ass in the hat
CC: ass on a hot tin roof
CC: that darn ass
CC: i could go on.

AA: I doubt that youâve seen any of those movies.
AA: Do you even own a television?

CC: thats not even the point!
CC: shit, jas.
CC: just tell me whats wrong?
CC: its not like im doing anything other than listening to you.

AA: ...Very well.

05/09/12
"Jaspers: Answer Bec."

-- callingCujo [CC] began trolling acinonyxAnonymous [AA] --

CC: hey catmandu
CC: did you fall asleep?

AA: No. Iâve been giving you time to rip the discs.
AA: Howâs it going?

CC: like shit, duh.
CC: mostly because pv was bugging me like a little turd.
CC: tell that guy to leave me alone. im busy.

AA: Tell him yourself! Youâre practically an adult.
AA: Are you sure that pestering me isnât going to slow down the data transmission?

CC: fucking settle down, bill nye the science guy.
CC: the tank is working as hard as it can. it doesnt matter if im chatting or not.
CC: theres just a lot of data to rip.

AA: Whatâs our ETA?
CC: what now?
AA: Estimated Time of Arrival.
CC: uhhhh idk.
CC: probably like.
CC: an hour? two hours?
CC: and then ill send you the files.

AA: Jesus Christ, Becquerel.
CC: what? i cant help this shit, dude.
CC: believe me, if i could speed it up, i would.

05/09/12
"==>"

AG: @ friend of mine h@s been trying to work with your friend becquerel @s @ m@tter of f@ct
AG: unfortun@tely becquerel is
AG: much more stubborn @nd r@mbunctious th@n ewe @re
AG: @nd my friend is f@r too emotion@l @bout things th@t @re beyond her control

AA: Oh, I know exactly how that is.
AG: we both intend to do nothing but help ewe
AG: however there will be others who intend to do ewe h@rm
AG: we will do our best to protect ewe from them

AA: Hahaha. Alright! I believe you.
AA: Youâre so serious about this.

AG: this is @ serious m@tter
AG: ewe will soon see
AG: but ewe should enjoy yourself in the me@ntime

AA: I will.
AA: As soon as my father leaves me be, that is!

AG: f@ther
AA: Yes, heâs a real nuisance sometimes.
AA: Especially lately.

AG: i see
AA: Oh, forgive me. Could you wait for just a moment? Becquerel is trying to get in touch with me.
AA: This is obviously pretty important!

AG: i will w@it p@tiently

05/09/12
"Jaspers: Answer."

archaeologicalGrifter [AG] began trolling acinonyxAnonymous [AA]

AG: j@spers
AG: h@ve ewe begun yet

AA: We havenât! Iâm still waiting for Becquerel to get back to me.
AA: Do you still want me to send you my notes as we progress through the game?

AG: th@t would be incredibly helpful
AG: @re your friends prep@red for this journey
AG: do they seem @nxious or unsettled @t @ll

AA: Not in the slightest!
AA: AG, you have to tell me, though.

AG: tell ewe wh@t j@spers
AA: You promised you would explain why you needed me to keep you updated on our status as we played.
AA: Do you still swear that youâre not part of some undercover operation trying to exploit Becquerel for bootlegging?

AG: im not sure th@t i know wh@t bootlegging is
AG: i only w@nt to m@ke cert@in th@t ewe @re ok@y
AG: i m@y h@ve discovered ewe in @ m@nner th@t ewe believe is
AG: sh@dy
AG: @s ewe put it
AG: but i @ssure ewe my intentions @re nothing but good

05/09/12
"==>"

For now, your Dad is lingering way too long, and you're getting pestered by somebody. Maybe he'll take the hint if you start IGNORING him in favor of your computer.

That usually works.

05/09/12
"==>"

You'll deal with Rose LATER. Traitors shouldn't go unpunished.

05/09/12
"==>"

He stops to pet Rose before he leaves, too. Like you're EQUAL to her in his eyes, or something. He scratches her back, and she looks so SATISFIED. You can only KIND OF SEE IT, but it's still heresy.

05/09/12
"==>"

He tells you he'll see you in the morning. He loves you. He hopes you sleep well. Make sure you put your pajamas on and brush your teeth. Don't stay up too much later. Try to sleep in tomorrow, you really deserve it. He'll make waffles for breakfast, he knows how much you love that.

Good god.

Shut up, Dad.

03/09/12
"Jaspers: ..."

Wow. You're a DADDY'S BOY, aren't you? Look at him patting you on the head like you're a goddamn child. And you're just taking it.

To think your FRIENDS all believe you when you say you lead a SOPHISTICATED LIFE in spite of your father, while here he is, GENTLY SCOLDING you for your indiscretions and wishing you SWEET DREAMS in spite of them. He really CARES about you.

It's beyond embarrassing.

03/09/12
"==>"

YOU DON'T WANT TO END UP WEARING GEEZER GOGGLES LIKE YOUR OLD MAN, DO YA?!

I DIDN'T THINK SO!

03/09/12
"==>"

WHAT'S THAT, SON? OH, OF COURSE. I LOVE YOU TOO.

BY GOD, YOU LOOK EXHAUSTED. HAVE YOU BEEN READING WITH THE LIGHTS OFF, AGAIN? TUT TUT, SON. YOU KNOW THAT'S BAD FOR YOU.

03/09/12
"==>"

HELLO, SON.

I JUST CAME IN TO SAY GOODNIGHT. GIVE ME A HUG. THERE'S A GOOD LAD.

03/09/12
"==>"

03/09/12
"==>"

You can feel him. He's upon you.

02/09/12
"Jaspers: Abscond...?"

No. There's no escape. He's blocked the only exit.

02/09/12
"Jaspers: S...TRI...FE....!"

YOU CAN'T STRIFE, STUPID!!!

Oh god he's coming...there's no escape...you're DONE FOR...

02/09/12
"Rose: Strife!"

You are now ROSE. You're a fucking cat, and you just woke up from a very comfortable nap. You're not going to be attacking SHIT, mostly because YOU DON'T WANT TO.

You don't want anything but FOOD, and maybe to be PETTED A LITTLE.

Jaspers, what the hell are you doing. You look like an idiot. How undignified.

02/09/12
"Jaspers: Strife!"

Are you fucking kidding? You're TEMPORARILY BLIND. You can't strife under these conditions.

You fumble around like an idiot in the HORRIBLY BRIGHT LIGHT.

Rose, where are you? Attack DAD!!!

31/08/12
"Jaspers: Tell your dad to get lost."

You...can't...

It's...the light...

Fuck, man...

Damn your weak eyes. You CAN'T SEE SHIT.

31/08/12
"Dad: Go away."

THIS IS MY HOUSE AND I'M COMING IN, SON.

I HOPE YOU'RE DECENT IN THERE.

31/08/12
"Jaspers: Answer."

What?! No way. Oh God. You'd thought he was distracted doing WHATEVER IT IS THAT HE DOES in his STUDY. How does he even know you're awake?! Your light is off. All of your lights are off, and you're being totally silent.

What could he possibly want?!

...The answer is, you don't care. You really don't care to know what he wants. You try to usher him away with your mind. God, Dad, please just leave. You have so much that you need to get done tonight, and if he comes in here, there's going to be all sorts of nonsense to deal with that you're really not in the mood for.

So please just go, Dad. Please.

30/08/12
"==>"

Oh.

Shit.

It's your DAD.

30/08/12
"==>"

You'll check in with Bec again soon. You know he's probably very busy trying to rip the game discs, and you don't want to bother him while he's doing battle with his computer. It'll be for the best to just wait a few minutes. He'll appreciate the silence, too.

Now that you've poked around your room, though, you're thinking that you might want to--

30/08/12
"==>"

Over here is your desk. It's fairly neat, nothing too exciting about your setup. Your SLEEK DESKTOP COMPUTER takes up most of the space, though you always like to keep a book of CROSSWORD PUZZLES on hand, as well. You're a big fan of puzzles and MYSTERIES of all kinds, and as your taste in movies probably betrays, you have a penchant for THRILLERS, as well.

What's the fun in life if things aren't THRILLING, after all?

30/08/12
"==>"

Over here you have some more books, though they're mostly just the ones that are TOO BIG to fit on your bookcase. Your clown-loving friend thought it was necessary to send you COLONEL SASSACRE'S DAUNTING TEXT OF MAGICAL FRIVOLITY AND PRACTICAL JAPERY as a present for your last birthday, even though you don't really care much for magical frivolity OR practical japery. She tries really hard to share interests with you, and you appreciate that. You do both LOVE TO READ, though you have EXTREMELY DIFFERENT TASTES. At least she makes an effort, unlike Bec, who is ARGUMENTATIVE ON PURPOSE, and your other friend, who is just...

Rather unique.

To humor your lady friend, you've actually read the Colonel's book A FEW TIMES OVER. It's taken a serious toll on your eyes, which is also something that you appreciate.

30/08/12
"Jaspers: What's in your corner?"

This is where your BOOKCASE is. It's the hub of all your FAVORITE THINGS, primarily your prized BUTTERFLY COLLECTION, which you've painstakingly assembled yourself over the past year and a half. You like to pretend that you're an up and coming ENTOMOLOGIST, even though you know your fascination with bugs is nothing but a HOBBY at best. You're not really a math, science, and engineering type of guy. That's more Bec's thing.

Over here you also have a couple of posters for your favorite MOVIES, of course featuring the greatest actor-director combo of all time, ALFRED HITCHCOCK AND JAMES STEWART. They were both geniuses. You wish you could have met them, especially Hitchcock. What a visionary he was.

Beside your butterflies you keep a picture that your ADORABLE FRIEND drew for you. It's hard to see in the dark, but it's a sad cat dressed as a clown. She thinks this kind of stuff is HILARIOUS. You kind of think it is, too, but you have to keep up appearances, so you pretend you don't care for it, and you tend to just let her get frustrated while she tries to TALK YOU INTO LOVING IT most of the time.

30/08/12
"Jaspers: Admire handiwork."

Truly Shakespearean.

This will prompt many a hearty chuckle in the future. You can feel it.

30/08/12
"Jaspers: Take down letters."

Actually...

This is a much better idea. At least now you'll get a kick out of spotting this embarrassment out of the corner of your eye.

30/08/12
"Jaspers: Look above headboard."

Wow. This is so childish. Your Dad put these stupid foam letters on your wall when you were a BABY. You kind of hate them, but they're behind your headboard, so you tend to forget about them completely.

You don't know what happened to the P and the R. You don't even care. You should just take the rest of the letters down.

29/08/12
"Jaspers: Examine pamphlet."

This has been sitting on your bed for a couple of weeks, now. You look through it every night before you go to sleep. Why would a 14-year-old want to have an airline brochure to the south Pacific, though? Well, maybe because his best friend lives halfway around the world. Obviously.

You don't really know how to tell your DAD that you want to see Bec, though. You don't even really know how to tell BEC that you want to see him. So you just kind of look at this and puzzle over it all anxiously while Rose claws at your bedspread like she's not supposed to.

You're sure you'll figure something out, eventually. Maybe after you're all done playing this game. Or maybe even during.

29/08/12
"Jaspers: Say hello to your cat."

Her name is ROSE. She's asleep right now, but she's undoubtedly the BEST PET IN THE WORLD. You and Bec often argue about who has the better pet, but you're COMPLETELY POSITIVE that Rose is better than Bec's misbehaving little puppy any day of the week.

Just look at her. She's purrfect. You mean perfect.

29/08/12
"Mysterious Young Gent: Pan out."

Your name is JASPERS LALONDE, and you might be a bit too DAPPER for someone your age. You love to dress well, though, because you feel like a man should dress to suit his LEVEL OF INTELLECT. You wish that you needed glasses, so you could look EVEN SMARTER. In an attempt to weaken your eyes, you often KEEP YOUR ROOM VERY DARK, even when youâre reading. Your beloved CAT appreciates that.

You are the longtime best friend of BECQUEREL HARLEY, whom you care for very much, even though heâs somewhat of a buffoon, at times. You also have two other VERY CLOSE FRIENDS whom you keep in touch with regularly on your expensive DESKTOP COMPUTER. Youâve just finished talking to them both about the game that Bec received in the mail today. Like Bec, youâre an avid user of the Pesterchum chat client. Your chumhandle is acinonyxAnonymous and you Type in a manner that is just as dignified as your dress.

Since youâre still waiting for Bec to get back to you, why donât you poke around your room a little and find something FUN to do?

29/08/12
"==>"

Apologies for the delay. It's pretty obvious why you had to attend to that, though.

28/08/12
"Mysterious Young Gent: Converse."

-- acinonyxAnonymous [AA] began pestering basedFabio [BF] --

AA: The lovely lady awakes at last!
AA: My heart prays soft that though theyâve passed
AA: Her sweet, sweet dreams have left her smiling
AA: And eyes alight with warm beguiling
AA: Passion and memory of hopes persisting
AA: Is this so, dear lady? Pray tell. Iâm listening.

BF: !!!!!!!!!! oh my GOSH
BF: jasp omfg
BF: i canât handle you ahhhh

AA: Hahaha.
AA: How are you?

BF: iâm sorry i wasnât on, momâs been nagging me all day
BF: she finally finally FINALLY left me alone, ugh
BF: i had to pretend i was asleep for like four hours
BF: total garbage
BF: iâm so glad I came back to this though iâm in love with that poem
BF: holy poop
BF: itâs so good

AA: I knew youâd appreciate it, hahaha.
BF: just one thing, though
BF: i wasnât really asleep!!!!!

AA: We can pretend you were.
AA: Or I can write you another poem about your mother bugging you?

BF: no way, i donât want a poem about her
BF: although iâm sure itâd be equally great
BF: and iâd gush just as much

AA: Your enthusiasm is so sweet. Becquerel could learn a thing or two from you.
BF: heehee
BF: how is bec????? have you talked to him today???
BF: heâs not answering me, itâs kind of weird

AA: Heâs a little busy. He got mail today.
BF: oh!!!! is it the game????
AA: Yes. Heâs ripping it right now and heâs going to send me the files soon.
AA: Iâll send them to you and PV once I get them. You know how Becquerelâs internet is, though. It could be a little while.

BF: yaaaaaay!!! oh jasp iâm so excited!!!!
BF: iâm going to be the best server player ever!!!! ever ever EVER!!!

AA: I know you will be.
AA: And Iâll be able to help you a lot after Iâve got Becquerel situated in the game.
AA: Weâll be an excellent team.

BF: thank you so so SO much for letting me be your server player
BF: i promise iâll take good care of you

AA: Itâll be good for those two to work together, too.
AA: Becquerel needs to bond with him.

BF: oh gosh, jasp
BF: he keeps pestering me all excited about it
BF: iâm kind of worried bec might get mad

AA: PV, you mean?
AA: I know. Heâll settle down, though. Itâll be fine.

BF: youâre so sure of that!!!!
BF: how do you know???

AA: Just a feeling, I suppose.
AA: I trust Becquerel to put his stubbornness aside for the sake of progress.
AA: Heâll take care of PV, too. Even if he is annoyed by him.

BF: iâm so glad youâre taking charge of everything and managing everybody
BF: i feel so relaxed about my part in all this thanks to you
BF: iâm not even nervous about playing!!!! and iâm awful at games

AA: Youâll be perfect, Curly-Q.
BF: oh
BF: my gosh
BF: did you really
BF: did you really REALLY just

AA: Hahaha.
AA: <3

BF: OMFG JASP IâM
AA: Iâll get back to you in a bit, Q.
AA: Youâre the best.

BF: <3333333333


-- acinonyxAnonymous [AA] ceased pestering basedFabio [BF] --

28/08/12
"Mysterious Young Gent: Introduce yourself."

Sorry. You're going to have to leave us hanging for just a moment.

You're kind of in the middle of talking to someone REALLY IMPORTANT.

28/08/12
"Bec: Rip the discs already."

What? You can't rip the discs, because you're not Bec.

Suddenly you're infinitely more attractive, intelligent, and put-together than silly young Mr. Harley out on his Bond villain-style island. You don't have time to be Bec and mess around with packages and ridiculous Fetch modi and unwanted flirting from your creepy friend.

But if you're not Bec, then who are you?

28/08/12
"==>"

28/08/12
"==>"

New.

28/08/12
"==>"

That's.

28/08/12
"==>"

...Oh.

26/08/12
"==>"

Wait, what's...?

Oh. God. You hadn't even realized he was online.

-- pinocchiosVices [PV] began pestering callingCujo [CC] --

PV: BEC!!!
PV: AA SAID YOU GOT YOUR PACKAGE!!!

CC: yeah it finally got here. took long enough.
CC: hell send you the files once ive ripped them and sent them to him, okay? okay bye.

PV: WAIT, NO!!!
PV: HOW ARE YOU??? YOU NEVER SEEM TO WANT TO TALK ANYMORE!!!

CC: yeah because you seriously piss me off like, a whole colossal buttload of the time, dude.
CC: i dont want to sit here and deal with you most days.

PV: OH...
PV: WELL MAYBE YOU CAN JUST TALK TO ME, THEN???
PV: I DONâT HAVE TO SAY ANYTHING IF YOU DONâT WANT ME TO!!!
PV: I JUST KIND OF MISS YOU, THATâS ALL!!!

CC: wow chewtoy thats really making me uncomfortable.
CC: please never say that again.

PV: BEC...
CC: what?
PV: I REALLY MEAN IT THOUGH...
CC: i know you do and thats whats weirding me out.
CC: why do you miss me when all i do pretty much is tell you how much youre pissing me off?
CC: what is there to miss?

PV: EVERYTHING, I GUESS???
PV: YOUâRE MEAN SOMETIMES DEFINITELY BUT ITâS NOT IN THE SAME WAY THAT IâM USED TO...
PV: I CAN ALWAYS TELL THAT YOUâRE JUST TEASING BECAUSE WEâRE FRIENDS!!!
PV: AND YOU CARE ABOUT ME A LOT...

CC: oh come on dude thats some ja-lal shit there.
CC: has he been telling you some crap about me being bad at expressing my emotions or something?

PV: MAYBE!!! HEE HEE!!!
PV: BUT ITâS TRUE, ISNâT IT???

CC: fuck no. if i have an emotion for you, you know it.
CC: because that emotion is always anger.

PV: BEC YOUâRE REALLY FUNNY!!!
CC: what? how is that funny?
PV: BECAUSE YOUâRE BEING SARCASTIC!!!
CC: oh my god im NOT though
PV: HOO HOO!!! OH, BEC!!!
CC: dude seriously cut it out.
PV: CUT WHAT OUT???
CC: that shit youre doing right now. its pissing me off.
PV: I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT!!! I'M JUST ENJOYING TALKING TO YOU!!!
CC: well stop doing that, then.
CC: im super uncomfortable right now.

PV: AA TOLD YOU THAT WE'RE SERVER AND CLIENT PLAYERS, DIDN'T HE???
PV: WE'RE GOING TO BE TALKING A LOT, SOON!!!
PV: IT REALLY DOESN'T HURT THAT MUCH TO TALK TO ME, DOES IT???

CC: wait, what?
CC: i never agreed to that!

PV: WELL BF WANTED AA TO BE HER CLIENT AND YOU'RE ALREADY AA'S CLIENT!!!
PV: SO THAT JUST LEAVES BF TO BE MY CLIENT AND ME TO BE YOURS!!!
PV: I THOUGHT AA ALREADY TALKED TO YOU ABOUT THIS!!!

CC: i must not have been paying attention.
CC: ugh.
CC: UGH.
CC: im so not cool with this, dude.

PV: WHY NOT???
CC: you know what being somebodys client is like, right?
CC: being your server player means im gonna have to manipulate your environment and shit.
CC: i just really dont want to have to see your hideous collection of lost souls.

PV: YOU MEAN MY DOLLS???
PV: THEY'RE NOT LOST SOULS!!! THEY'RE REALLY NICE!!!
PV: AND THEY REALLY LIKE YOU!!! I TELL THEM ABOUT YOU ALL THE TIME!!!

CC: oh my god, dude.
CC: i seriously cant deal with this right now, okay?
CC: do you mind fucking off for like, ever, while i rip these discs and get this avalanche of shit moving?

PV: WELL I WON'T LEAVE YOU ALONE FOREVER BUT I'LL BE QUIET FOR A LITTLE BIT!!!
PV: I'M GOING TO CHECK ON YOU IN A WHILE THOUGH, OKAY???
PV: YOU SEEM KIND OF UPSET AND I THINK I KNOW JUST WHAT'LL CHEER YOU UP!!!

CC: im flat-out terrified right now, pinocchio.
CC: like seriously itd be so much better if you just didnt do whatever you think you need to do.
CC: because chances are its going to make me flip shit, and not in a good way.

PV: NO WAY!!! YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE IT!!!
PV: TALK TO YOU SOON!!!
PV: <3


-- pinocchiosVices [PV] ceased pestering callingCujo [CC] --

26/08/12
"Bec: Be Bec again."

You never stopped being yourself.

God, that TA person was weird. Probably just a friend of your forum buddies, trying to shake you up. You are pretty young to be exploiting the system like this, after all. They must think that you're easily shaken.

Well, they're stupid.

26/08/12
"==>"

Everything is ruined.

You're all going to die.

26/08/12
"Bec: Be TA."

You can't be TA. It's too late.

26/08/12
"Bec: Answer."

-- twistedAcquittal [TA] began trolling callingCujo [CC] --

TA: PL34S3 R3SPOND
TA: 1T 1S SO URG3NT TH4T W3 SP34K

CC: dude who the hell are you?
CC: youre gonna have to give me more information than that before i believe that theres any type of urgency attached to the speed at which we talk, or dont talk.

TA: OH TH4NK GOODN3SS
TA: 1V3 F1N4LLY FOUND 1T

CC: uh...
CC: found what?

TA: TH3 F1RST CONV3RS4T1ON TH4T W3 3V3R H4V3
TA: 4T L4ST 1 H4V3 4 CH4NC3 TO M4K3 TH1NGS R1GHT

CC: dude youre kind of freaking me out, here.
CC: who is this? are you a friend of gt? you kind of type like her.
CC: only like, way more aggravating. its super hard to make out what youre even saying.

TA: PL34S3 L1ST3N TO M3
TA: YOU C4NNOT TRUST GT
TA: SH3 W1LL L34D YOU 4STR4Y 4ND YOU W1LL M4K3 4 T3RR1BL3 D3C1S1ON
TA: 4CTU4LLY YOU W1LL M4K3 S3V3R4L T3RR1BL3 D3C1S1ONS
TA: BUT 1 B3G OF YOU
TA: B3C YOU MUST NOT PL4Y TH4T G4M3

CC: okay now i know youre friends with her because how the fuck else would you know that i have this?
CC: this is privileged information, dude. whats your handle on konsole krushers?

TA: 1 DONT KNOW WH4T TH4T 1S
TA: BUT 1T 1S 3NT1R3LY 1RR3L3V4NT
TA: PL34S3 L1ST3N TO M3
TA: 1F YOU PL4Y TH4T G4M3 YOU W1LL D13
TA: YOUR FR13NDS W1LL D13
TA: 4ND YOU W1LL LOS3 3V3RYTH1NG TH4T YOU LOV3

CC: jesus christ man, youre being a little melodramatic.
CC: its a fucking computer game. nobodys gonna kill me for playing a bootleg.

TA: YOU DONT UND3RST4ND
TA: 1VE B33N TRY1NG FOR SO LONG TO CR34T3 4 BR4NCH WH3R3 YOU SURV1V3
TA: BUT YOU N3V3R L1ST3N TO M3
TA: 1F YOU WOULD ONLY L1ST3N
TA: PL34S3 B3C
TA: TH1S 1S MY L4ST CH4NC3

CC: i still dont know who the fuck you are.
CC: and i still really dont care.
CC: so im gonna block you, k?

TA: B3C 1 B3G OF YOU


-- callingCujo [CC] has blocked twistedAcquittal [TA] --

26/08/12
"==>"

Oh, what the hell? Someone is pestering you.

26/08/12
"==>"

Threatening it doesn't seem to do any good. It cannot feel fear, sadly. It is but a mere machine.

You keep scowling at it, anyway. Stupid piece of crap. It's never done you any favors. Well, except connecting you to the outside world, and introducing you to the best friends you've ever known. The ONLY friends you've ever known.

But other than that, not a damn thing.

24/08/12
"==>"

You don't have time to play games with your desktop. It may be old, but it can still understand what it's supposed to do. It just chooses not to do those things when you need it the most.

You attempt to persuade it to do what it's told. It just sits there, being a computer. This is all pretty ridiculous.

24/08/12
"==>"

COME THE FUCK ON.

24/08/12
"Bec: Rip discs."

Come on, computer. Eject the disc tray.

24/08/12
"==>"

The discs are for the OMEGA PROTOTYPE of a game called SBURB, which as of yet is still in its developmental stages, at least as far as the general public knows. The fact that a functioning bootleg of this caliber even exists is TOP-SECRET INFORMATION, and you had to navigate through a lot of REALLY SHADY CHANNELS of the Internet in order to nab these babies. It will be totally worth it, though. With these discs in your possession, you have just become the COOLEST GUY ON THE PLANET.

Your best friend won't fully believe you until you send him his ripped copy, though, so you'd better get on that so you can rub his nose in it.

24/08/12
"Bec: Open package."

Oh, man. You've been waiting for this moment for such a long time, and now it's finally here. The sense of pride that you feel at seeing those little envelopes peeking out of protective piles of shitty packing peanuts is nearly overwhelming. Your friends have doubted your ability to deliver for so long, and they'd been so certain you wouldn't pull through that you'd even started to doubt yourself, but now the proof is in the pudding, or rather, in the package.

Bec Harley pulls through. Bec Harley can be trusted. Aww, yeah.

21/08/12
"==>"

Thank god your tank of a computer stopped it. Jesus Christ.

That's always so terrifying when you're inside.

21/08/12
"Package: Collide."

20/08/12
"Bec: Eject package from Sylladex."

The force of the launch causes it to ricochet around your room like a giant, square, cardboard bullet.

MOTHERFUCKING FETCH MODUS

20/08/12
"==>"

First, let's get that PACKAGE out of your Sylladex so you can actually get the GAME DISCS out to copy.

You'd better take cover.

20/08/12
"==>"

You canât handle it when he jokes around about THAT GUY. He weirds you out and offends your delicate sensibilities. Well, you don't actually have very delicate sensibilities. It's mostly just that heâs a TOTAL FREAK OF NATURE.

Yeah. That's all it is.

At least your best friend was suitably excited about your mail arriving, today. He was right. It really has been a long time coming. Everyone else has been really patient, waiting for you to get the ultra-rare and untested OMEGA BOOTLEG of this GAME. You swore you would get it, though. Damn, did you ever pull through.

Now all thatâs left for you to do is rip it, copy it, and send it off, and the four of you can get started.

19/08/12
"Bec: Pester best friend."

-- callingCujo [CC] began trolling acinonyxAnonymous [AA] --

CC: mails here.
AA: Itâs about time! I was beginning to get worried.
AA: You really should look into talking to your courier about expediting your shipping.

CC: spare me your pities, kitty. getting mail here at all is fucking awesome.
CC: i love waiting for it because then when it finally gets here its like.
CC: holy shit.
CC: i forgot i even ordered this.
CC: thanks a ton, past me. you fucking rock.

AA: Iâm sure.
AA: Did you check the package for damage? Is everything in order?

CC: of course i did. im pretty sure were all set, boss.
AA: Thank god.
CC: heh.
CC: was that a hint of relief?
CC: you sound a little too excited about this, dude.
CC: in fact i dont think ive ever seen you this excited about anything, ever.

AA: Well weâve been waiting for nearly two months for you to get that package!
AA: I really donât see what takes so long but I and the rest of us have been on the edge of our seats wanting to get started!
AA: Also, youâve never actually seen me at all.

CC: heheheh alright, man. just saying.
CC: you like dont even play videogames regularly. i just dont see why youre so stoked about this.

AA: Because I want to have a good time with my friends.
AA: And the logical and puzzle-based strategy of this game is honestly something that I feel Iâll be able to immerse myself in quickly.
AA: Youâve read the overviews, havenât you? It sounds fascinating.

CC: oh sure yeah man let me just pull out my recent copy of gamebro and check that shit out again.
CC: and by recent i mean one from seven months ago.

AA: Oh hush.
CC: they get lost in the mail or something, dude. i dont even know.
CC: im lucky to get my other magazines.

AA: You could just look online, you know.
AA: Anyway, just donât install it yet, alright? I need to check with the others on their status and make sure they remember the entry sequence.

CC: k.
AA: And donât call me âkittyâ or Iâll tell them that youâre flirting with me. Again.
CC: meow mix, for fucks sake. im just kidding.
AA: Sure thing, Becquerel.
CC: like id ever flirt with you, dude.
CC: youre not my type. im way too intense for you.

AA: I know. Your eyes are secured on someone far more deserving of your affections.
AA: Someone whoâs going to tame the beast within you with tireless love and love alone, even if it takes a lifetime.

CC: ...
CC: .............youre talking about pinocchio, arent you.
CC: you can just fuck right off.

AA: Hahaha. Talk to you again soon.
AA: Donât go anywhere!

CC: youre one to talk, sleeping beauty.


-- acinonyxAnonymous [AA] ceased pestering callingCujo [CC] --

19/08/12
"Bec: Open Pesterchum."

It's already running, so you click it to pop open the window.

Youâre not even sure if most of your friends will be online right now, considering the time difference, and if youâre going to tell any of them that your package finally arrived, you know you want to tell your BEST FRIEND, first. Your best friend is kind of LAME, though. He goes to bed at half past nine almost every night, even over the summer. Youâve told him A HUNDRED TIMES that you want him to stay up and chat with you, but he says itâd be good for you to spend more time talking to your other friends without SUPERVISION. Maybe that way youâll learn to discipline yourself, he says.

You think that's a load of bullshit, but mostly because you don't trust yourself to do that.

Oh, look, though. He's actually online. No need to worry about any of that, after all.

19/08/12
"Bec: Check out top-of-the-line OS."

Holy fuck.

It's just like you always remember it being.

This shit is the most basic operating system on the face of the earth. It's a miracle that PESTERCHUM even works. This version is pretty old, too, but it's the only one that works on your state-of-the-art computer. It's still a pretty great chat client, though, even at this stage.

As everybody knows, itâs cool to have a really awesome CHUMHANDLE, and of course to type in a way thatâs as EXPRESSIVE OF YOUR PERSONALITY as possible. You like to think that yours is the best there is.

Your chumhandle is callingCujo and you only have time to type entirely in lowercase, UNLESS YOURE FUCKING ANGRY. Which, to be honest, isnât that often.

19/08/12
"Bec: Go to your shitty computer."

Your computer is PRETTY DAMN OLD, but it only serves a few functions, so you guess itâs okay for your purposes. You tell everyone who asks that you have the most MODERN DESKTOP AVAILABLE, though, just because it would make sense for you to have that sort of thing. Youâre pretty LOADED, thanks to your grandfather.

Your only problem is, you have no idea how to work a computer beyond the basics. You wouldnât know the first thing about setting a new computer up when it got here, and LIKE HELL youâd ask for help from your goofy friends. They would laugh at you for lying to them about being so up-to-date. Especially THAT GUY. Bluh. You grimace just thinking about it. Thatâs totally out of the question.

18/08/12
"Bec: Look at plushes."

What? Oh, yeah, you forgot. Those things.

Those were gifts a few months ago from your WEIRD FRIEND. He's sort of into sewing and that kind of thing, you guess. You try not to think about it, because his level of interest borders on COMPULSIVE OBSESSION. So even though you liked getting them in the mail, you ended up just giving them to Jade, maybe just to remind yourself that you DON'T REALLY GIVE A SHIT about his psychotic feelings.

They were really well-made, though. It's kind of a shame that Jade went to town on this little kitty cat.

You may or may not have PLAYED WITH THEM a few times before you literally threw them to the dog(s).

18/08/12
"Bec: What is that other picture?"

Oh. That.

You drew that for yourself a while ago, to help you stay motivated.

It's kind of embarrassing in hindsight. But you still haven't taken it down.

18/08/12
"Bec: Examine other wall."

Combatting your wall of animal portraiture is your other most favorite wall in the house, which is littered with SHITTY AIRPLANE BLUEPRINTS that you drafted yourself, which AREN'T EVEN REAL BLUEPRINTS: they're just chalk drawings on blue paper. You don't really care, though. You admit that you donât know shit about building things, but youâve checked out the weird VEHICLES in the aqua dock a few more levels down, and you donât trust them enough to go underwater, so itâs your dream to one day DISMANTLE them and build something actually USEFUL out of them. Like an AIRPLANE or a HELICOPTER.

It would be so cool to fly around the island with Jade as your COPILOT. It would also be ADORABLE to see Jade in little puppy-sized AVIATOR GOGGLES.

You should really order some for her.

18/08/12
"Bec: Check out those sweet posters."

You have a deep fondness for ANIMALS, and you collect old issues of ZOOBOOKS, even though theyâre completely OUTDATED AND INFERIOR to most other sources on the same subjects, including the INTERNET. You love the COLORFUL POSTERS that come with them, though, and you just really enjoy having an entire wall dedicated to the beautiful FAUNA OF THE EARTH. You donât actually READ the Zoobooks, itâs always important to remember. That would be childish. You just like looking at the pictures, which ISN'T CHILDISH AT ALL.

Your corner here is dedicated solely to the MAJESTIC WOLF. You fucking love wolves. You're pretty sure you must have been one in a PAST LIFE, or something.

18/08/12
"Bec: Pan out."

Much better.

This is your ROOM. Itâs pretty expressive of your INTERESTS, and also your TASTE IN DECORATING. You thought it was really important to put as much of your stuff out in the open to look at as possible, though. Most of the rest of the house hasnât changed much in the past ten years, so keeping your own room up to date with everything thatâs really important to you has always seemed like a TOTALLY SMART IDEA. It helps you remember that time is actually passing. You have trouble with that, sometimes.

18/08/12
"Bec: Get to your damn room already."

Hey, man. Thereâs no need to be rude.

Trudging down through the many levels of your UNDERGROUND STRONGHOLD to your room takes a little while, not that you really mind. Once you get there, you stand coolly in your EQUALLY AWESOME room. Thankfully, you have the courtesy to PAN OUT a little.

17/08/12
"GUIDESTUCK."

17/08/12
"Bec: Head home."

Time to go tell those knucklehead friends of yours the good news. Come on, Jade.

17/08/12
"Bec: Captchalogue."

You captchalogue the REALLY IMPORTANT PACKAGE into your SYLLADEX, which is equipped with a FETCH Modus. No, thatâs literally what it is. Your Modus is Fetch. When youâre ready to take the package out, your Sylladex will LAUNCH the package from your deck, and typically Jade will retrieve it for you, which you honestly really enjoy. She loves chasing things.

Because of this, you wonât dare to mess with the package again until you get back to your house. Not only would it put the contents of the box in danger when you try to take it out of your Sylladex, but you know for a fact that youâd just leave the packaging outside in your excitement. Youâre terrible about that sort of thing, and your grandfather would get angry with you if he knew youâd been littering. Itâs better not to risk it.

16/08/12
"Bec: Examine."

Fuck EXAMINING anything. You allow yourself the guilty pleasure of SHAKING THE BOX, even though you canât hear anything inside it. It's undoubtedly protected by packing peanuts and a glorious cushion of bubble wrap.

Oh man. You can't wait to POP THE SHIT OUT OF THAT BUSINESS.

Even in the middle of summer, getting actual mail is like Christmas when you live all alone on a secluded island.

16/08/12
"==>"

16/08/12
"==>"

It feels like you've been waiting years for this to happen. Really, though, it's only been a couple of months.

You were a little scared that they wouldn't, but your FORUM BUDDIES OF SHADY ORIGIN finally pulled through. You're sorry for ever doubting them. Look at that beautiful red bastard fall.

15/08/12
"==>"

Well it's about damn time.

15/08/12
"Bec: Look up."

Huh?

15/08/12
"==>"

Youâve lived here for all 14 YEARS of your life, and you canât imagine living anywhere else. You love being surrounded by the OCEAN, and the freeness of the sky expanding in all directions, uninterrupted by buildings. You love the sounds of the BIRDS that live on the island. Sometimes you feel like TARZAN, not that youâd EVER TELL ANYONE BUT JADE about that.

Sometimes you RIP YOUR SHIRT OFF and scream while you dash barefoot through the JUNGLE, hooting and hollering and swinging from branches while Jade barks and chases after you on the ground.

NOBODY KNOWS that you do that, though. Honestly, youâd like to do that RIGHT NOW, but you canât. You have some important crap to deal with. Some ADULT-TYPE CRAP, you tell yourself, even though you know it probably really isnât.

15/08/12
"==>"

Good dog. Best friend.

15/08/12
"==>"

15/08/12
"==>"

15/08/12
"Bec: Whistle."

14/08/12
"==>"

A little ways off from where you are, you can see your puppy, JADE, playing happily with some butterflies. She keeps tripping over her big feet, in that WEIRD IN-BETWEEN STAGE of not quite being a puppy anymore, where sheâs not yet fully grown and still getting used to herself. You kind of feel that way about your own AWKWARD APPEARANCE, sometimes.

Thatâs just another reason to love Jade, though.

14/08/12
"==>"

You stand on a hilltop outside of your expansive UNDERGROUND ISLAND MANSION, observing the skyline while occasionally noting the peacefulness of the VOLCANO at the northern end of the island. It hasnât erupted for hundreds of years, but you sometimes ponder what would happen if it did. Youâre HUNDREDS OF MILES AWAY from any sort of help, secluded on a Pacific island that youâre not even sure you know the real name of, and youâre not exactly sure that the JAMES BOND-TYPE ESCAPE VESSELS your grandfather left in the AQUA DOCK under your house are even functional.

Itâs kind of exciting to wonder about, though.

14/08/12
"==>"

Your name is BECQUEREL HARLEY, and you canât stand most of your friends.

Well, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, and more than a bit unfair. You can at least STAND your friends, though they do get under your skin quite a lot. Youâre naturally a LONER, and thatâs pretty obvious to TWO OUT OF THREE KNUCKLEHEADS who like talking to you on a regular basis. At least most of them respect that about you and donât fault you for it. That other guy, though...forget him. You really canât stand HIM.

14/08/12
"Enter name."

14/08/12
"==>"

A young man stands alone on a hill. He has been waiting for over an hour for SOMETHING IMPORTANT to happen, and he hopes that it will happen SOON. His eyes are fixed on the sky.

What is his name?

14/08/12
"Start."