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Ian T
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Posted: 19th Oct 2002 19:43
Hope nobody minds, but I am doing this for a science test thing, and starting another story.

Rules are:

Don't post after yourself...
20 words minimum and 50 words max on each post...
Any punctuation allowed...
Don't end the story, I will...
Keep it a sane! Spaceships and big aliens and dragons allowed, but sane please...

That's really all. I plan to end the story after about 25 to 30 posts and see what the compiled result is. Thanks!

PS-- I won't start it, I'll give that honor to the first replier
--Mouse
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Posted: 19th Oct 2002 20:20
Upon returning from my annual holiday I realised that my house had been broken into. I phoned the police immediately and started searching around the house. To my amazement I had found my stationary safe had been opened, but my personal documents, loose cash and stock bonds were left intact.
MrTAToad
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Posted: 19th Oct 2002 20:38
Great big footprints were found on the ceiling

Yes, I really am THAT good...
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Posted: 19th Oct 2002 20:39
As I waited for the police to arrive I checked around my computer to see if anything had been tampered with. I noticed that my DarkBASIC manual was opened (which I had previously placed in the safe), and resting beside the PC. I booted the computer. . .

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Posted: 19th Oct 2002 21:55
A .dba file lay on my desktop, along with media files included in the program. Taking a deep breath, I ran the program in DarkBASIC. A rose danced around the screen, how peculiar. Scrolling text uncovered a clue. "The Black Rose," it said.
Ian T
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Posted: 19th Oct 2002 23:51
(Thanks guys! I just wanted to mention that because of rules I didn't make, I won't be posting. MrTAtoad, please remeber the 20 word min. Thanks again )

--Mouse
rapscaLLion
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Posted: 20th Oct 2002 00:46
The code was THE COMPLETE QUAKE 4 ENGINE, WHICH ID WROTE IN DB!!! just joking. Here is my part:
The screen faded to black, and ominous drum beats started to flood from my speakers, reverberating from the corners of the darkened room. The wind howled outside, dry leaves blew in the open window. Slowly, an image faded in on the screen. It was...

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Posted: 20th Oct 2002 01:54
Jar Jar Binks, with some text next to him in fiery yellow letters, which said in his annoying dialect -

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"Yousa be wantin' me for a friend now?" I shuddered. What on earth could this mean? The Police finally arrived and took a personal statement...
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Posted: 20th Oct 2002 20:59
I told them all that had happened, and they took a look at Jar Jar Binks. But as soon as I started up the program again, the screen stayed blank! No jar jar, no annoying message! After a while, the police left. I came back into the room and there on the screen was jar jar again, saying "yousa now DIE DIE DIE!" At that instant, I heard...

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Posted: 21st Oct 2002 23:22
footsteps in the far distance. No, wait. Were they actually footsteps or just those annoying drumbeats that I had heard once before. I stood there with a blank face (just as my PC had stared at me with a blank stare). Thump, thumpity, thump...the noise continued, but from where? I wondered aloud.

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rapscaLLion
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Posted: 21st Oct 2002 23:51
A video started to play on my computer. Black and white, with frequent flashes of white and black. A forest, a girl, a horse, a deep hole.... my mind was blurring. For some reason, I had a growing fear in the pit of my stomach. I knew I should stop watching but I couldn't turn away. More flashes, was it in my head? Or was it just the video on my screen? The fear kep growing, unrest turning into shear terror. Abruptly the video ended. The screen was blank again. Silance. Rest.
RING!
The phone startled me out of my dreamlike state. I picked up the receiver with a shakey hand. A small, scratchy voice said: You will die in 7 days. I dropped the phone, and sat there. Listening to the dial tone emitting from the reciever on the phone. All of a sudden...

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Posted: 22nd Oct 2002 08:15
I realized i was just freaking out because I hadent smoked my daily crack rock. SO I turned on winamp and kicked back on my beanbag with my crackpipe and a dirtly porno magazine.

Ahh, life suddenly felt better...

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Posted: 22nd Oct 2002 12:29
At least, that sounds more realistic. In actuality, through the cracked and dirty window sitting to the left of my computer desk apeared an earie craft. It must be a space craft because of the shear size and complexity...
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Posted: 22nd Oct 2002 16:17
of the dark shadows...

Yes, I really am THAT good...
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Posted: 22nd Oct 2002 19:07
suddenly it happened! My bowels began to gurgle and rumble as i grasped my stomach in agony. Without a second thought I ran to the 5gal bucket in my bedroom (My toilet was broken) and let loose a solid stream of machine-gun dribblets. the smell was horrible so I promtly wiped with my blanket and ran away.

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Then I realized that perhaps all of this had just been a dream of some kind. Why? because in reality I don't do crack, I don't have a crackpipe, I don't do WinAmp, I don't have a 5 gallon bucket, I don't have a beanbag, I don't even have a broken toilet! So, slowly I paced around the room, looking to my computer every now & then for answers. Then, without any hesitation, I deceided to do it! I wlaked over and....

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Posted: 22nd Oct 2002 21:31
grabbed my coat. I left the house and got in my old beat up chevy. It was a crappy car that always stalled out in intersections. It had a blotted coat of grey primer and was covered in bird shit.
As I was driving down the road, I noticed a new club I had never seen before called bloodwrath. It looked pretty goth so I decided to go check it out. I needed to get my mind off of all this mysterious shit and get laid...

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As I approached the door I noticed a peep hole on the door so I knocked. The peep hole opened & 2 eyes peered outwards toward me. From inside I heard a voice asking; "Who enters?" As I heard this voice it sounded as if it was more feminine than I expected to hear but I answered; "I am I." So the doorman let me in,,,,,yes it was indeed a man with a dainty voice. So I entered to find the club dark, and smoke drifted around the room which filled the air with a stinch. As I stood by the door looking around I soon felt that I myself may be in the wrong type of bar for myself & for my personal intentions. I felt uneasy. For even though many weird things had been happening to me I had to wonder;

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Posted: 22nd Oct 2002 23:30
<Im giving him a name: Robert>

Robert walked toward the bar reluctantly. There he found a bartender, probly in his mid 20's.
Hey, "make it a shot of tequila," robert said. I could tell this guy was a bit, shall we say, cultured. He had more pierceings than I could count in his face alone. Finally he brought me my drink. I just wanted to drink It and leave. Just then I noticed...

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Posted: 23rd Oct 2002 01:07
the date on the calander... October the 22nd. I would die on the 29th according to the jackass crank caller. I grasped at the glass sitting in front of me. I raised it to take a sip, then paused. "What the hell" I said, and downed the whole damn thing. I slammed the glass back down and asked for another without a moments hesitation, ignoring the burning in my throat. Just then, out of the corner of my eye, I saw...

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Posted: 23rd Oct 2002 19:40
A rather plain looking goth. The place was full of fluorescent studded jewlery as was the craze, tacky if you ask me. This guy was different. He wasn't drinking or dancing he just stood in the middle of the dancefloor, the top part of his face obscured by a hood.

This has "Fiasco" written all over it.
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Posted: 23rd Oct 2002 20:07
As I moved closer to this subject standing staionary on the middle of the floor I couldn't help but notice this hood. It was gold colored, shaped like a pyramid, and eyes peering out from beneath the black shaped mask logo imprinted on the front. I stood there in silence for a moment before I

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Posted: 23rd Oct 2002 22:08
stopped and stared. The man stood there, and then, slowly turned to look at me. As soon as I looked straight into his eyes, I blacked out. I woke up and hour later, according to my watch. When my vision cleared, I saw I was in a room, with...

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Posted: 24th Oct 2002 16:10
hundreds and hundreds of computers, all with people sat at them typing. I seemed to be sat in a chair at one of theses computers

System: Athlon TBird 800Mhz, 320MB RAM, GeForce 2MX440, DX8.1
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and as I sat there gazing into the blank monitor screen I had to wonder once again; "Was a black & white video going to begin playing again, or would I soon begin hearing drumbeats once again?" So I sat there there. . .

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Posted: 24th Oct 2002 23:43
to my horror, the video played again. I could not look away, but this time I noticed, the video was longer... a ladder, a tree, a mirror, a ring, darkness, then a well in the middle of a clearing. Just like last time, but at the end, something started to emerge from the well, just before I could see what it was, the video ended, and...

(sorry, I am ripping off the movie "the ring")

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Posted: 25th Oct 2002 19:35
the lights went out, and something screamed...

Yes, I really am THAT good...
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... which is strange because usually people do that to me when the lights are on. The scream turned to a wail, a slithering sound sort me out, it was so obvious to me now! it was ...

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all my DBP code ever so slowly oozing out of the pc. Sure, I had "patched" it here & there with patch #1, and then again with patch #2. The screams were from inside my own head as I sat there watching this code creep out. Was it now going to completely crash? I stood motionless as I

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Posted: 25th Oct 2002 22:01
... allowed droul to escape the sides of my mouth, rythmically the drums started again as each strand hit the keyboard. Mould grew And died on once full plates but the code ...

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Posted: 26th Oct 2002 01:39
(This is so much fun!)

...was evil and it laughed. Or maybe I laughed, the events
of today had taken their toll and I felt that I was not
quiet sane any more, when suddenly...

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When I dream, I carry a sword in one hand,
and a gun in the other...
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Posted: 26th Oct 2002 04:56
the CD drive began to whirl (as it has done every 50-100 times before) so I quickly turned around, remembering where I was, and began hearing drumbeats. But now I could not figure out if these drums were coming from the PC, the CD drive, or from that goth band playing so far away in my mind. Sitting there for only a short time I decided it was time to

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Posted: 27th Oct 2002 01:56
bribe 'The Code' by buying him a drink. We talk a lot about his boring day job, squeezing out of monitors; scaring people to death, selling the souls to his Dad, 'The Ring' for 25 pence/soul. Suddenly Rich text-message me with a luving poem. It started, "Dearly beloved, ...

Snake? What happened?
Snake?
Snaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaake!!! - Colonel Roy Campbell
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... "You could be a winner, send 5$ (US) To..." wait
this was no poem, it was some kind of secret message.
Realizing this...

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rapscaLLion
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Posted: 29th Oct 2002 05:51
I screamed again... and once more for good measure. Having completed that task, I promptly decoded the message, which said: "Your mom is so fat, she fell in love and broke it", which is typical of rich. So I sent back my reply, "Ishkabibble", which meant in our secret code language, "Your mom is so fat she has more chins than a chinease phonebook"
When I got my reply back from rich, I realized:

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Solidz Snake
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Posted: 29th Oct 2002 13:10
POP! I woke up! Bad dream again. I look at my monitor

... empty...

but there's 3 words...

"Wake up Neo."

I type back;

"I'm not Neo..."

"Oops sori. Whoeveruare, follow the white kitty later."

"I thought its suppose to be rabbit..."

"GOD D*MN IT! Just fragging follow it!"



(Hey guyz! Mouse never ended the story after 30 messages! Hurray!)

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Snake?
Snaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaake!!! - Colonel Roy Campbell
Ian T
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Posted: 29th Oct 2002 19:29
(OK, this is so fun, I won't end it... and I suppose I'll contribute. Due to online problems the story has lost it's scientific value anyways! And frag the stupid rules for the same reason, heh, just as long as your post isn't novel-size, it's good!)

I realized then that none of this had been a dream; somehow, I was shifting between worlds more quickly then I could imagine. It had to be leading up to something. The whit kitten... that was my next Jump. I looked out the window and saw...

--Mouse
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Posted: 29th Oct 2002 22:55
...Death! he was wearing a black robe and his skeletal face
could be seen beneth it's hood, he smiled while holding a
sycth in his right hand. So...

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When I dream, I carry a sword in one hand,
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Posted: 29th Oct 2002 23:19
I decided to bribe Death by buying him a Johnny Walker. We talk a lot about his boring day job, taking souls from innocent bystanders, selling them to his pimp, 'The Ring' for 75 pence/soul. Suddenly Rich SMS me with a luving sonet. It started, "Members of the Conference, ...


(*LOL!!! Me going nutz with Copy & Paste!!!*) )

Snake? What happened?
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rapscaLLion
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Posted: 29th Oct 2002 23:39
please suck eggs

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Ian T
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Posted: 30th Oct 2002 00:12
...or else die trying!

Of course, the decoded message was something different:

"Red Alert! Death is really Britany Spears in disguise!"

"NOOOOOOOOO! HHHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELP!" I screamed, and ran out into the street, hopped onto the back of a big chevy, and...

--Mouse
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Posted: 30th Oct 2002 04:17
held on for my life as the engine roared and the chevy
took off like a rocket. glancing through the back window
I saw that...

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rapscaLLion
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Posted: 30th Oct 2002 05:18
...my anus is bleeding...

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Posted: 30th Oct 2002 05:37
... it looks like being bitten by some stray kitty...

... or could it be a mouse bite?

... but that sharp cut on my anus does looks like the work of some sword...

... nah... couldn't be a snake...

... oic... its just my period...

... now, where's my launchpad, err... i mean pad?

Snake? What happened?
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Posted: 31st Oct 2002 22:47
They appeared suddenly snapping me back to reality,
huge alien ships that looks strangly simaler to the
ones in the classic 'Space Invaders' had begun to decend
from the sky. I stood paralized with, what? fear? Every so
often one of the ships would glow slightly before
distcharging a huge stream of light into a build, the
building in response would explode loudly.
Knowing what I must do I...

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When I dream, I carry a sword in one hand,
and a gun in the other...
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Posted: 1st Nov 2002 00:07
Picked up my M-16 and ran to the nearest phone booth. Mild mannered consultant by day, crazed terrorist by night!

This has "Fiasco" written all over it.
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Suddenly I had the desperate big urge to wank myself inside the phonebooth... I get easily turned-on by being so tight inside the booth... luckily i found this big phone book... hurriedly i open the middle page and wrap it around my big, juicy...

Snake? What happened?
Snake?
Snaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaake!!! - Colonel Roy Campbell
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...M-16. I smiled at my own brilliance, this phone book
will act as a silencer! The aliens won't even know what hit
em! Laughing insanly I...

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Gunned down a UFO. It didn't quite work out how I had planned, because it crashed into my leg. I decided to...

This has "Fiasco" written all over it.

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