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Ah, Paradox Space. A vast, all inclusive area populated by nearly every possibility, cause, effect, decision, and outcome. Within such an expansive region, populated with an uncountable number of different possibilities, it is easy for some things to be overlooked. Some stories, missed, and their heroes forgotten.
Yes, it’s easy for some events, however unique or monumental they may seem at the time, to fall through the cracks and escape even the most sound of memories.
But this story, this series of events, this epic tale, we shall strive to rememb—
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Ah, crap. Seriously!? I was looking forward to this for a long time! You’re telling me I can’t play my stupid lousy game!?
God. This is just my luck. I go out and buy a copy on the FRIGGEN DAY IT COMES OUT and wouldn’t you know it, it’s Scratched. Must have happened while it was still in the case, on a loose piece of plastic or something. Man, why can’t I ever have nice things? Stupid no good lousy piece of junk. Corrupt, can you believe it? Corrupt. I just… Man, what even. This just sucks so bad….. Guess I’ll have to go get another copy. Or something.
That’s a lot of work.
I’ll just… Casually wipe this off and… Yeah, a little spit-shine… Should work fine!
A young lady stands in her room. It just so happens that today, NOVEMBER 11TH 2011 is a day that is of absolutely no importance to her. As a matter of fact, this young lady is anxious for this day to end, seeing as to tomorrow is the day the new SBURB BETA comes in! This young lady has been looking forward to this game for quite some time now, along with her FIVE FRIENDS!
But we’ll get to that later. For now, we have something more important to cover.
What was this young lady’s name?
I bet you think you’re clever. Well, you’re not.
Your name is DANI MARTIN. As stated previously, it is the 11th of November, a day that is important in no way whatsoever (other than the obligatory “OMG IT’S 11/11/11 YEEEEEE!!!”). Had we been here about six months ago, it would have been your BIRTHDAY, but you’ve been THIRTEEN for quite some time now.
You have and have had a variety of interests. You say “have had” due to the fact that your spectrum of interests is almost constantly changing! Yes, in the past, you have been interested in nearly everything a THIRTEEN year old ALASKAN has access to! (And some that they usually don’t). Currently, you are interested in MUSICAL COMPOSITION. You are NOT VERY GOOD AT IT but you’re sure you’ll get better with practice! And if not, it’ll be on to the next phase. Your other interests include VARIOUS COMIC BOOKS OF BOTH AMERICAN AND JAPANESE ORIGIN, SNOWBOARDING in the mountains that surround your RANCH, and, of course, the family DOG SLEDDING TRADE. Your SIS raises, breeds, races, and sells SLED DOGS, so you grew up surrounded by the fluffy fellows!
You also, on occasion, enjoy playing GAMES.
What will you do?
>Dani: Howl like a wolf and chew on your Synthesizer.
>Dani: Retrieve arms fr—
SUDDENLY FURR. FURR AND SNOW. FURR AND SNOW EVERYWHERE
>Dani: OH GOD WHAT IS THAT?
Dani: hehe! krypto you silly dog! whatre you doing??
Ah yes, it’s your loyal dog and best friend, KRYPTO! While you have only had him for about a year, you two are nearly inseparable. He’s a great pal and fearsome protector, which is why you’ve allocated your STRIFE SPECIBUS to K9KIND, using a special whistle to give KRYPTO a variety of signals for different COOL TRICKS and the occasional FIGHTING MOVE! It’s almost like DOG-FU sometimes! hehe
You treat your best pal to a hardy round of BELLY RUBS. This goes on for about thirty minutes… Which is enough time for the sun to set, actually. Goodness it gets dark fast this time of year!
Oh, someone seems to be pestering you! Almost as if this talk of darkness SUMMONED HER :O
You laugh to yourself at your joke before answering your chum.
You almost always end up losing these accursed battles of passive aggressive quips. She always manages to get the slip on you in the end. You will never give up though. Next time you’ll get the slip on her, you’re sure of it.
Your days are numbered, Pariah.
>Dani: Check house for evil clowns.
You decide it’s best not to worry about that right now, lest you end up psyching yourself out.
Instead, you take a moment to recline in your chair and enjoy the silence. There’s not much else to do now. SIS won’t be home for quite some time, hopefully bringing your copy of the SBURB BETA with her. KRYPTO’s asleep by the fire, the sun has long since set… An air of loneliness permeates your small ranch house, not a sound can be heard, save for the crackle of the fire and occasional sigh from your sleeping companion. Despite the loneliness, there is peace. And yet…
Though Alaskan nights can be very long this time of year, thus making this a perfectly justifiable feeling, you find it unsettling nonetheless.
This feeling that it’s going to be a long night….