Friday, February 18, 2011

Gah, My Fingers. And My Brain.

Finally finished timelining "Exilis Veritas". I'll start on "Let Us Keep Living tomorrow. I can't handle any more archive binging. My brain feels like it's going to explode. I also reversed the polarity of the neutron flow direction of the timeline so now it starts with the past events. I figured it would make it easier to read (and easier for me to fill in).

On a note totally unrelated to the archives, I got a note back from Mysterious Note Buddy. For those of you who don't know, I decided to leave a note to him (her?) in my own mailbox. I figured if (s)he's getting in and out of the mail room (which wouldn't be that hard, you just have to know how to pick a lock or steal an ID card), then (s)he might find it if (s)he decided to leave another note. And (s)he did.

Here's what I wrote:

To Whoever You Are:

I'm going to assume that our mutual, well-dressed friend is after you too. If that's the case, I want to help. I really do. But I can't help you unless you give me a name, some way to contact you, your location, something. Okay? If you tell me who and where you are, I can help.


And this is the response I got back.

i don't know my name. i don't remember it. i think i had a name once, but it's gone now.

i've been hiding. i keep changing where i hide. he finds me every time. i can't tell you where i am because i don't know where i'll be next.

are you a dream, alora?

if i came to you, would you let me in?

At first, I didn't know what that second-to-last line meant, but when I looked up my name on some baby name site, it turns out it means "my dream". How Note Buddy knew this is beyond me.

I keep wondering if Note Buddy is a recovering proxy of some sort (other blogs have implied it's possible to be un-Hallowed in ways other than the cure). That would explain the loss of identity. But (s)he's using pronouns and contractions just fine, so yeah. I got nothing.

Still, I left a reply saying that I would let him/her in. And before you yell at me for being stupid, remember, I have pepper spray, a very loud scream, and the campus PD on speed-dial. This person doesn't look on the DL, I call the cops. Simple. I never said I would let him/her in right away, after all.

The days are getting longer. This makes me happy.

Stay safe.



  1. I wonder what's going to happen at the summer solstice...? Well, Alora, I think it was smart enough. Maybe you should get a spray-bottle of water, to spritz this...Note Buddy when they get frisky. Ha...Anyway, glad you're okay, and nice one on the timeline. Good luck, and good times.

  2. I'm sure you know this already very, very careful. I'm not sure how much I trust this "recovery" thing.

  3. @Frap: Excellent question. Some have theorized that Slender is stronger during the Winter and Fall, so maybe he'll be weaker then? I dunno, just theories. I think Pepper Spray will be a *bit* more helpful than water, especially if he's like Minecraft Creeper...(I am a bad person for giggling a bit at that memory?)

    @Ali: Yeah, I know. I'm going to be careful. No letting him in until I see he's not completely nuts, call the police if he is, and there's no way in HELL I'm going out there after nightfall. I couldn't if I wanted to, anyway. Damn anxiety disorders...

  4. i'm starting to wonder if i wrote that note

    couldn't be, huh, now i'm interested