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June 8th, 2012, 4:12 am #1

[[Daniel Whitten: Continued from These Dusty Shelves]]

Go, Roland, go. You are the gunslinging man. Shoot everything in this world.

It was a day much like any other. Daniel relaxed, sitting at his favorite table in the library. It was located in a corner, and several bookshelves blocked the view of the rest of the library. It was quiet. Isolated. Peaceful. Everything a library should be. He sat absorbed in his copy of The Dark Tower. This was it. The conclusion to the epic saga. The end. Well, there was that one interquel, but that hardly counted, did it? The ka-tet's tale would be finished here, even if the series went on.

Still, Daniel found it hard to concentrate on the words in front of him. Prom was coming up, after all. There were preparations to make. Things to plan. People to ask out.

Of course, it was the last part that couldn't stop thinking about. He knew who he was going to ask. There was no question in his mind about that part. It was just... the actual asking! He'd never really done anything like this before. Sure, it wasn't as if he'd never been in a relationship before, but it'd only been a short, couple-month affair. The girl had approached him, too.

He just couldn't get over his nervousness. Really, what was the worst thing that could happen? Get rejected, then mocked horribly? Rachael wouldn't do something like that. Of course, there was the possibility of scaring her off and making book club meetings two-thousand percent more awkward forever more. Not pleasant.

Daniel sighed. Focus, man. Focus on how cute Oy is. You can worry about this later. There is time. He who thinks with his brain has forgotten the face of his father. He thinks with his heart, or something along those lines. Sighing again for good measure, Daniel returned to his reading.
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Asha Sur: GIRL 018, armed with a TASER. "Let's all embrace nihilism and be nice!"
Cass Prince: HUMAN 001, armed with a MOP. "It's all falling apart, isn't it? We're unravelling."
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Harold Porter: BOY 034, armed with a COFFEE POT. "Hey - none of this... none of this is your fault, alright?" Messed up. Plain and simple.

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Daniel Whitten: BOY 074, armed with an INDIANA JONES REPLICA WHIP. "Oh, hey, sorry. Didn't think there was anyone else-" Died early.
Alice Gilman: GIRL 064, armed with a ROTATO. "Just... Just wanted you to drop the gun. Thought you were gonna shoot." Died stupidly.
Michael Mitchellson:BOY 019, armed with a FUCKING AUTOMATIC SHOTGUN. Died a failure.

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June 8th, 2012, 6:55 am #2

((Naomi Bell continued from We Rule The School.))

Why do I always subject myself to this? Can I even borrow this many books?

Naomi scowled, although her face was hidden behind the stack of books she was holding. She couldn't even fit these in her bag. Could she carry them to the car? Perhaps, but they were already starting to make her arms shake. Maybe she should put some back.

She'd just have to save some for next time. But argh, she needed to put what she was holding down before she could sort out which ones she wanted to borrow and which ones were of a lesser priority. Trying to see over the top of the stack, she spotted Daniel sitting at a nearby table, reading a Stephen King book.

That was as good a place as any to set the books down. Besides, she'd wanted to ask Daniel about something.

Naomi wobbled towards Daniel and quickly put the books down before she tripped and killed herself through an avalanche of paper. She was careful not to simply drop them on the table, as she didn't want to startle Daniel by making a gargantuan clunking noise.

"I've heard pleasant comments on that book, but I've never read it myself. Is it satisfactory enough to justify the hype?"
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B020 - Daniel "Danny" Brooks | Weapon: Portable CD player with batteries | DECEASED
PREGAME - Past: 1 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: N/A
V6 - 1 2 3 4

G002 - Lillian "Lily" Caldwell | Weapon: Army Helmet | DECEASED
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: 1 2
V6 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

G043 - Clarice Halwood | Weapon: Can of Air Freshener | ALIVE
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: 1
V6 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
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B020 - Joe Carrasco | Weapon: Dressage Whip | DECEASED - "All the wishes... impossible. Gun's enough."
PREGAME - Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | Prom: 1 2 3 4
V5 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

G003 - Naomi Bell | Weapon: Electric Hedge Trimmers | DECEASED - "S-s-stop."
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 3 | Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | Prom: 1
V5 - 1 2 | Meanwhile - 1

G043 - Mallory McCormick | Weapon: Flathead Screwdriver | DECEASED - "Okay... Hospital... Then tennis..."
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
V5 - 1 2 3 4 5 | Meanwhile - 1
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June 9th, 2012, 1:31 am #3

Daniel glanced up as a respectable haul of books was placed on his table by Naomi. "Hile - I mean, hello, Naomi." He said. Man, this series really messed up your vocabulary after a while. Next he'd be asking people to palaver and run away from people named Charlie.

"I've heard pleasant comments on that book, but I've never read it myself. Is it satisfactory enough to justify the hype?"

Ah. It was the time for the occasion that every fan both loved and dreaded. Explaining to someone why your favorite series was awesome and they should totally experience it, while at the same time trying to avoid making it sound completely insane. A difficult task. A worthy task. Daniel slipped his trusty bookmark inside the novel and set it down on the table.

"The series is quite excellent! It's a nice mix of a Western, post apocalyptic stuff and Fantasy. It also gets pretty metafiction-ey towards the end, and while I view that as a plus I understand why some would be put off by it." He shrugged. "You should check it sometime, though I see that you've got a rather large queue to go through." Daniel indicated the stack. "Anyway, the first book is a bit rough, but it gets better from there."

Duty done, the war is won! A rather nice summary, if he did say so himself.
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Asha Sur: GIRL 018, armed with a TASER. "Let's all embrace nihilism and be nice!"
Cass Prince: HUMAN 001, armed with a MOP. "It's all falling apart, isn't it? We're unravelling."
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Harold Porter: BOY 034, armed with a COFFEE POT. "Hey - none of this... none of this is your fault, alright?" Messed up. Plain and simple.

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Daniel Whitten: BOY 074, armed with an INDIANA JONES REPLICA WHIP. "Oh, hey, sorry. Didn't think there was anyone else-" Died early.
Alice Gilman: GIRL 064, armed with a ROTATO. "Just... Just wanted you to drop the gun. Thought you were gonna shoot." Died stupidly.
Michael Mitchellson:BOY 019, armed with a FUCKING AUTOMATIC SHOTGUN. Died a failure.

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June 9th, 2012, 2:45 am #4

Naomi propped her chin on her hand as she listened to Daniel explain why the series was good. It did sound... different.

"Sounds interesting. I'll have to take a look at it when I have the time. The only Stephen King book that I've read was Firestarter, and that was decent." Naomi glanced sideways at the stack of books and lightly drummed her fingers on them. "But yes, it will probably have to wait a while."

She shifted in her seat a little before talking again, trying to get the shaky feeling out of her arms.

"Actually, I had something to ask you. If you don't mind, I mean. If you want to carry on reading that's absolutely fine." Naomi looked around. "This is a good spot in the library for it, isn't it? But yes, I had a question."

Naomi looked down at her hands, fiddling with the fingers for a moment, before asking, "How difficult is it to learn sign language?"
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B020 - Daniel "Danny" Brooks | Weapon: Portable CD player with batteries | DECEASED
PREGAME - Past: 1 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: N/A
V6 - 1 2 3 4

G002 - Lillian "Lily" Caldwell | Weapon: Army Helmet | DECEASED
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: 1 2
V6 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

G043 - Clarice Halwood | Weapon: Can of Air Freshener | ALIVE
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: 1
V6 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
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B020 - Joe Carrasco | Weapon: Dressage Whip | DECEASED - "All the wishes... impossible. Gun's enough."
PREGAME - Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | Prom: 1 2 3 4
V5 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

G003 - Naomi Bell | Weapon: Electric Hedge Trimmers | DECEASED - "S-s-stop."
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 3 | Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | Prom: 1
V5 - 1 2 | Meanwhile - 1

G043 - Mallory McCormick | Weapon: Flathead Screwdriver | DECEASED - "Okay... Hospital... Then tennis..."
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
V5 - 1 2 3 4 5 | Meanwhile - 1
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June 9th, 2012, 4:00 am #5

Hooray, Daniel had passed his Explanation skill check, managing to convince Naomi that the series was worthwhile! (Michael's tabletop terminology was infectious as well. Ah, all these forces, joining together to mutate the English language! How wonderful!) He wasn't that familiar with Firestarter (this was pretty much the only series of King's that Daniel had read, not being much of a fan of horror), but the fact that Naomi liked it was promising.

Naomi commented on the location, then asked him a question.

"How difficult is it to learn sign language?"

Daniel rubbed the back of his neck, trying to think. "Er, I may not be the most unbiased source for this. Due to Erica and Michael, I've been using sign language 24/7 for practically my whole life, but I will try to explain anyway."

He took a deep breath. "Alright. First off, American Sign Language is completely separate from English. Different grammar, different vocabulary. It isn't pantomiming. The gestures used are pretty much completely abstract. Also, the hand's aren't the only part of the body used. Facial expression is pretty big, along with other body movements. Of course, you probably know that already from watching Michael at Book Club." Daniel shrugged.

"Along with learning all the various gestures, there's also fingerspelling, which as the name implies is signing the individual letters of a word. It's usually used for words with no sign equivalent or just to add emphasis. This is my name," Daniel said, spelling it out. "That part is relatively easy, at least, since most of the letters resemble their English counterparts."

Man, he was going into full on lecture mode here. Everyone, get out of the way, professor Daniel is here to GIVE YOU KNOWLEDGE! Anyway. He finished, "Also, there are quite a few regional variations, and each signer tends to have their own style of signing. I guess it's a pretty difficult language to learn? As I said, though, I don't exactly have the most unbiased opinion on that."

"Can't really think of anything else to say, really. Any particular reason you wanted to know?
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Asha Sur: GIRL 018, armed with a TASER. "Let's all embrace nihilism and be nice!"
Cass Prince: HUMAN 001, armed with a MOP. "It's all falling apart, isn't it? We're unravelling."
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Harold Porter: BOY 034, armed with a COFFEE POT. "Hey - none of this... none of this is your fault, alright?" Messed up. Plain and simple.

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Daniel Whitten: BOY 074, armed with an INDIANA JONES REPLICA WHIP. "Oh, hey, sorry. Didn't think there was anyone else-" Died early.
Alice Gilman: GIRL 064, armed with a ROTATO. "Just... Just wanted you to drop the gun. Thought you were gonna shoot." Died stupidly.
Michael Mitchellson:BOY 019, armed with a FUCKING AUTOMATIC SHOTGUN. Died a failure.

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June 9th, 2012, 6:39 am #6

Naomi listened attentively. It sounded difficult. A lot more difficult than she'd actually assumed at first. She'd thought that the grammar and such would be roughly the same, but she supposed since there was a difference between American sign language and presumably other English-speaking sign languages that it would indicate a difference.

Naomi didn't mind. Challenges were a plus.

Daniel wrapped up his miniature lecture before asking why she wanted to know.

"Oh, I'm just interested in learning. It seems like it'd be handy." Naomi stopped for a moment before backtracking. "That wasn't a pun, just a bad choice of words. But it seems useful. I wanted to take some classes on it, but there won't be time until after school ends. Thought I'd just ask, that's all."

Naomi also thought it would look great when she got into politics and started running for positions. A politician who knows sign language can show that any gestures towards the disabled are more than waffle.

"So... this is your name?" Naomi attempted to mimic the gestures Daniel had made. They'd been too fast and fluent for her to catch the entire thing. She got the first half mostly right before forgetting the next two letters entirely, though the L was obvious. "Argh. I've been watching you and Michael sign during book club meetings a lot. I remember some gestures but I don't know what they mean. I remember this one coming up a lot." She signed (badly) the word 'book.' "And I remember this one." She signed 'murderous asshole.' "I think that one was from Christmas?"
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B020 - Daniel "Danny" Brooks | Weapon: Portable CD player with batteries | DECEASED
PREGAME - Past: 1 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: N/A
V6 - 1 2 3 4

G002 - Lillian "Lily" Caldwell | Weapon: Army Helmet | DECEASED
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: 1 2
V6 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

G043 - Clarice Halwood | Weapon: Can of Air Freshener | ALIVE
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: 1
V6 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
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B020 - Joe Carrasco | Weapon: Dressage Whip | DECEASED - "All the wishes... impossible. Gun's enough."
PREGAME - Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | Prom: 1 2 3 4
V5 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

G003 - Naomi Bell | Weapon: Electric Hedge Trimmers | DECEASED - "S-s-stop."
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 3 | Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | Prom: 1
V5 - 1 2 | Meanwhile - 1

G043 - Mallory McCormick | Weapon: Flathead Screwdriver | DECEASED - "Okay... Hospital... Then tennis..."
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
V5 - 1 2 3 4 5 | Meanwhile - 1
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June 12th, 2012, 5:25 pm #7

Daniel nodded as Naomi explained her reasoning. It was always useful to be able to speak to people. He couldn't help but laugh a little as she worried over her choice of words. "Don't worry about it. Most people make mistakes like that when talking about disabilities. No one is really offended by it. Well, Michael might make fun of you a little, but nothing worse than that."

He watched as she attempted to mimic the signing of his name. D-A-N-?-?-L. It was mostly right, though she messed the last part up a bit. Still, pretty decent for someone trying for the first time based entirely on watching someone else.

"Argh. I've been watching you and Michael sign during book club meetings a lot. I remember some gestures but I don't know what they mean. I remember this one coming up a lot."

Daniel was struck with a sudden feeling of dread. This was Michael they were talking about, after all. Blindly miming his gestures would most likely lead you to a deep, dark hole, one from which there is no escape. To his great relief, the word turned out to be pretty innocuous. "Ah, that is the word for "book." Makes sense that it would show up a lot, I guess."

Naomi signed a second phrase, and Daniel involuntarily flinched a bit. Ah. Here it was. He knew that it had been hiding somewhere out there. Watching. Waiting for its chance to strike when he least expected. "Er, that one is..." he trailed off. "Let us just say that it's not the best idea to copy things Michael signs without knowing what they mean. He tends to be a bit more... "colorful" than my translations indicate."

Daniel guessed that Naomi had never had the pleasure of engaging in an online chat with Michael. Just one conversation log would make a stern, middle aged mother cry tears of despair at the corrupted morality of our generation.
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Asha Sur: GIRL 018, armed with a TASER. "Let's all embrace nihilism and be nice!"
Cass Prince: HUMAN 001, armed with a MOP. "It's all falling apart, isn't it? We're unravelling."
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Harold Porter: BOY 034, armed with a COFFEE POT. "Hey - none of this... none of this is your fault, alright?" Messed up. Plain and simple.

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Daniel Whitten: BOY 074, armed with an INDIANA JONES REPLICA WHIP. "Oh, hey, sorry. Didn't think there was anyone else-" Died early.
Alice Gilman: GIRL 064, armed with a ROTATO. "Just... Just wanted you to drop the gun. Thought you were gonna shoot." Died stupidly.
Michael Mitchellson:BOY 019, armed with a FUCKING AUTOMATIC SHOTGUN. Died a failure.

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June 13th, 2012, 3:17 am #8

"Well, I wasn't really so worried about being offended as I was about how cringeworthy that pun was." Naomi made a face. "I mean, were I to intentionally make a pun I'd choose something better than 'handy.'"

So the first sign was book? Useful to know. Though knowing only the word book didn't help much. Naomi raised an eyebrow when Daniel neglected to actually tell her what the second sign was. "Is it really that terrible? Well, I won't demand you tell me, but my mind is assuming the worst."

Hm. It was from the Christmas meeting, we were discussing that villain who shoves children out windows... could still mean any number of things. I'll just... not sign that again until I know what it means.

Naomi frowned at her hands again. D-A-N-something-something... She paused, then tried figuring out how much of her own name she could sign. N-A... something, something, something. Ended up as just a lot of meaningless hand flailing.

"I don't want to bombard you with too many questions, that would probably get wearying... You probably wouldn't know any books on the subject, would you? Since you've been signing basically your whole life you wouldn't really need it, I suppose." Naomi peered at the bookshelves. "I wonder if they have any here..."

Slow down, Naomi, you're carting around too many books as it is.

"But another question... how do you signal two of the same letter in a row when spelling out something? Is it similar to when someone flashes their hands to mime twenty?" Naomi shook her head and smiled. "Maybe I should just stop now, each question spawns another five that I want to ask."
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B020 - Daniel "Danny" Brooks | Weapon: Portable CD player with batteries | DECEASED
PREGAME - Past: 1 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: N/A
V6 - 1 2 3 4

G002 - Lillian "Lily" Caldwell | Weapon: Army Helmet | DECEASED
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: 1 2
V6 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

G043 - Clarice Halwood | Weapon: Can of Air Freshener | ALIVE
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: 1
V6 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
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B020 - Joe Carrasco | Weapon: Dressage Whip | DECEASED - "All the wishes... impossible. Gun's enough."
PREGAME - Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | Prom: 1 2 3 4
V5 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

G003 - Naomi Bell | Weapon: Electric Hedge Trimmers | DECEASED - "S-s-stop."
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 3 | Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | Prom: 1
V5 - 1 2 | Meanwhile - 1

G043 - Mallory McCormick | Weapon: Flathead Screwdriver | DECEASED - "Okay... Hospital... Then tennis..."
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
V5 - 1 2 3 4 5 | Meanwhile - 1
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June 19th, 2012, 5:19 am #9

((Rachael Langdon continued from Whatever.))

Rachael read over the paper in her hands as she walked into the library. She had been planning a new short story to write and submit to a literary magazine, and she was trying to plan out exactly what she would write for the story. The basic idea for the story was of a woman who went to sleep in her apartment, then woke up in a completely different place, as a completely different person. The woman would have this continue to happen each time she went to bed. The only constant between the awakenings is a boy wearing a red scarf.

Rachael knew the story was kind of strange, but she hoped she could make it magazine worthy. The paper was an outline of the layers of the story, detailing what the woman is like at each part of the story, what happens in each part, and where the red scarf boy appears.

As Rachael walked in, she noticed two people at a table. She smiled as she recognized the two there. First was Daniel Whitten, one of the co-founders of Book Club. Daniel was one of the oldest friends she had at Aurora. He was talking to Naomi Bell, another Book Club member who Rachael was fond of. She found it appropriate that the two were in the library when she was there.

Rachael moved closer to the two. It sounded like they were discussing sign language. Rachael was curious about ASL, primarily since Michael spent most of the time communicating using it.

"Hey guys," she said to the two. "Discussing ASl?"

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Nadia Riva
"You don't think I'm pretty enough to be a model? And you're telling me while wearing that face?"


Noah Whitley
"You look like you could use a laugh, and I have just the joke for that."


Alba Reyes
"Woo hoo! Three holes in one! That's a new record!"
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Girl #007-Rachael Langdon
"I really am going to die, aren't I? Oh god, what am I going to do?"


Armed with a Solar Powered Scientific Calculator
Stabbed with a sword by Marcus Leung.
Girl #018-Claire Monaghan
"You know, I always thought I'd be seen by millions. Fuck Murphy's Law."


Armed with a Shotgun Flashlight (1 Bullet) and a bulletproof vest

Girl #035-Sophie McDowell
"People often find inspiration in the darkest times. I guess I can too."
Killed by a grenade thrown by Summer Simms

Armed with a lead pipe.
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19:10 Laurelena: When octopi eat hamsters, the resulting laughter is a mix of colorful idiocy and dainty ice skating

18:10 Mimi: "how many nipples does Miss Piggy REALLY have?"

16:57 Mimi play Fergaliscious
16:58 Mimi IF YOU EVER WANT FANS
16:58 Mimi YOU NEED FERALISCIOUS
16:58 Mimi FERGALISCIOUS
16:58 Mimi Omg
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16:57 KamiKaze Laurie, if you ever become a mod, let it be known that one day you will critique someone's profile who had a girl killing her family friend because he raped her, and the person will insult you by calling you a talking Oshawott doll.

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00:19Delroy.... I HAVE AN IMAGE OF HANSEL FUCKING TRAVIS WITH A CHAINSAW STUCK IN MY HEAD. HOW IS THIS IN ANY WAY GOOD!?


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June 20th, 2012, 12:37 am #10

((Arthur Wells continued from Whatever))

Arthur walked into the library right after Rachel, somehow without noticing the familiar face right in front of him. From time to time he would get into fugue states like that, remembering something that he’d really wanted to do some time ago, but never got around to doing. When that happened, guilt struck him and he admonished himself for letting this theoretically important task slip, even if nobody else even knew what he was trying to accomplish. So with a restless energy he would focus on getting it out of the way as soon as possible.

In this case, it was finding a place where he could comfortably read a thick-as-a-brick book. Rather, it was the thick-as-a-brick book, the one and only Infinite Jest. Something of an urban legend among reading circles for featuring not only over a thousand pages in most printed editions but hundreds of endnotes, Infinite Jest was practically a dare for anyone interested in the medium, especially when stories of people who couldn’t make it past the first hundred pages flooded the internet. It had gotten such a reputation as the Mount Everest of books that its own blog site cropped up a couple years back for the purpose of helping people read it.

While Arthur was all too eager to pass up a challenge like climbing the real Mount Everest, this was right in his wheelhouse. Everything he’d heard about the book seemed like it was made for him, and while this proved to be not entirely true (especially whenever the book digressed into tennis minutiae), the writing was mostly good and there were enough great moments in the book that he kept coming back to it with increasing frequency the farther he read.

Today he felt like he had to get to the library to concentrate enough to read the book. It wasn’t something that could just be skimmed, and the thought of schoolwork was starting to get to him. Combine that with all the noise in school and he just had to get away for a while and read.

And yet, the instant he actually heard Rachel speak up about ASL, he had to look up and wonder what she was talking about? Age, sex, location? No, people didn’t actually say that in real life. But when he saw she was talking to Daniel, he knew what was up. American Sign Language was an interesting topic, but what he was wondering at the moment was how often Daniel had to stick with Michael. What was Michael doing without Daniel to interpret English? Was he just doing his own thing that didn’t require communication? Would it be insensitive for Arthur to ask?

Wait, what was that book Daniel had? Arthur thought it looked familiar, taking another step or two toward the table Daniel sat at. Through Daniel’s fingers Arthur could see a cowboy with a revolver standing in a field of roses in front of a stone tower, and Stephen King’s name in black letters. “Dude, I loved that series,” he said, sitting down across from Daniel. “How’s that one coming?” The temptation to spoil things for him, especially a finale that many considered an anti-climax, briefly rose, but Arthur held it back. Endings, especially ones to epic fantasy sagas like this, had to be earned.
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B081 - Roland Hayes Condition: DEAD.
"Fuck it." c3< c3< c3< c3< c3< c3< c3<
G070 - Cassidy Wakemore Condition: DEAD.
"No doubts. No regrets." <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
G076 - Lillian Hayes Condition: DEAD.
"My best wasn't good enough..." <> <> <> <>
G079 - Eiko Haraguchi Condition: ELIMINATED.
"Is it really over?" <3< <3< <3< <3< <3< <3< <3< <3<
V5:
Arthur Wells: The Artist ... ... ... ... ?
Rose Matheson: The Sprinter ... ?
Ilya Volkov: The Wrestler ... ... ... ... !
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