2024 Story Archive





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Year of SilenusTried to lead a group of attackers away from where my fam is gonna come back to the timestream from the past, but it didn't work. I hollered at 'em from the hallway, but they ignored me. They ain't here for me. They's here for Karla and Romana. Need reinforcements. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe are Claire Fuller and Cricket; two travelers from the multiverse. Until we can find our friend, Nick Fisherman IV again, we're going to be keeping a log of our adventures, so it's easier for him to catch up with what we've been through since we last saw him. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseMy name is Nick Fisherman IV. After traveling the bulkverse for a while, I found myself living in Havenverse for five years with my friends, Cricket and Claire, until I was captured and lured through a doorway into another brane. Let's call this one Boreverse. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"In the meantime, I found myself with the ability to borrow my characters’ special powers, one at a time. The last one I took was true immortality, and I never gave it back. But I lost it anyway when I went to Havenverse, which doesn’t allow such gifts." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusTook the express elevator down to the bottom level, hopin' to find some help, but it stopped on level 42. Had to pull the doors open with my bear hands, and crawl out with my worm body to escape. I'm lookin' for da stairs now. I can tell, tho, sumthin's real wrong. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireA powerful alien named The Shepherd forced us into a gigantic machine called The Crossover, and transported us to another universe. We have been spending all day trying to get our bearings. One thing we've learned so far is that the planet runs on social media. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseMy best guess? The guy who forced me to come here knew it would happen. It was through a phenomenon called Westfall, which possibly randomly transports people between universes, usually without them realizing. I think he didn't wanna go, so he sent me instead. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"I don’t think the temperature—or the weather in general, for that matter—has changed once since I arrived here yesterday. Either your calendar is a lot different than the ones in other universes, or geography is. Maybe the continents drifted differently?" #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusDere's no one here, y'all. If the lower levels were attacked before they reached the penthouse, then shouldn't there be bodies, or whatever? I'm all alone. Maybe they were all sucked into another dimension, or somethin', and I was spared, because of da stasis pod. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireCricket doesn't know much about how people in different worlds have stayed connected through technology, or kept track of information. She has these mild psychic powers instead. But I know that it's weird that this planet never invented the simple search engine. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseNow I'm stuck on this world. No powers, no way of getting back to my friends, very little money, no identity, and no job. I've been sleeping in the park; not because I'm tired, but because I'm bored. I'm so bored! People don't seem to ever have fun around here. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"When I first entered Havenverse, I got sick, and now that I’m in Boreverse, it’s happening again. Whatever this is, I’m sure it’s very common and unexciting to the natives, but it could actually kill me. According to the internet, there are free clinics." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusRan down the steps as fast as I could. Got myself to the streets, and looked on in horror. The whole city empty. Now, they could all be inside, but the attackers were using explosions. You would expect to see a command tent, and trucks drivin' 'round, right? Yeah. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireRan into our first major hiccup today. We always keep cash on us, and it worked the first few times, but no longer. It seems as though this form of currency is no longer accepted. Or it never was, but the guy at the tech store didn't care? We're pretty confused. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseStill sick, but feeling better. The free clinic was better than I thought it would be. The only issue is that a lot of people were there, so it's kind of an all day event, but once they finally get to you, the staff is really attentive. I'm pleasantly surprised. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"I've not had a home for a long time, not really. Even the 20 years I spent waiting for Cricket before felt like a resort stay; not something permanent. And the five years we lived together with Claire still felt like we were just looking for a way out." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusI kept running down the street, lookin' for someone to help, but there was no one. I was alone on the world. People attackin' my family, and there was nothing I could do. Then it happened. I heard another explosion behind me, and turned to watch it all fall apart. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWoke up today, forgot that our cash doesn't work here, and tried to pay for breakfast. Guess what? It works again. This is the same place that wouldn't take it before, making us wash dishes to pay for our meal. Now all the sudden this is okay? What is happening? #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseLast night was the worst of my illness, but the fever finally broke. Going to look for a job today; online, of course. I made some stipulations in my blog post the other day, but really, I'll take anything. I don't care how gross it is, or how poorly it pays. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"Nothin' yet, but I'll keep looking. It's only been a few days. I've spent months looking for work before, so I'm not going to be discouraged quite yet. Then again, I was living in a lot of privilege before. Now I have nothing to fall back on. I'm alone." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusI mean that literally. The LIR Towers started falling down. I don't even remember whether Lincoln Tower fell down first, or Rutherford did. Either way, there was nothing I could do but watch the only thing that was going to keep my family safe crumble to pieces. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe've been trying to figure out what's going on, and we have one idea. It's due to our exposure to our friend, who knew how all this multiverse stuff worked. Some worlds just don't make sense. They change on a whim, and there actually is no 'figuring it out'. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseJust decided that I'm not going to be writing a blog post every. Single. Day. This will be a weekday thing. The weekends are for me. Now, what does that mean, since the blog is for me too? Well, I'll tell you in today's blog post. Psych! Anyway, catch ya later. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"They weren’t really bombs, but antimatter was inherently unstable, so if you wanted to turn some of it into a bomb, all you had to do was find a way to disrupt the magnetic field that was keeping it from touching matter, and preferably do so remotely." #salmonverse #fishquotes
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Year of SilenusThat was when I woke up. Now, I wasn't tryna to trick y'all, but I wanted you to feel what I was feelin', because this wasn't no dream. Some of that really happened. Or rather, it sort of happened. Lemme explain. It was a simulation. But…like, a really good one. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe're looking for jobs today, so we don't have to worry about this fickle cash situation anymore. We found a survival school about an hour outside of town. We figure with our provable skills combined, they might let us help out without any provable experience. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseMy symptoms are all gone now, but I'm still taking my antivirals, because that's what you're supposed to do. I can finally go on actual job interviews. Even though I wasn't getting any hits anyway, I feel like that was holding me back, if only psychologically. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"Lilac took a breath. 'A man who looked a lot like my child’s father came, and said he would take me to Aristotle. It wasn’t until later that I realized he was Aristotle himself, all grown up, and there to close his own time loop.' She chuckled at this."#salmonverse #fishquotes
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Year of SilenusI thought dat dis stasis pod was easy to use, but I overestimated muhself. My bad. I thought that 'training mode' meant that it would just be for a test run of a week, but that's not what it was. It was to prepare me for the worst scenario my brain could dream up. #YearofSilenus
Story Quote"That’s mostly how I’ve conducted business, and I find it incredibly annoying. Don’t put out a want ad online for employees if you’re just going to hire your old roommate’s slacker nephew, okay? But despite my 'principles' I’ve played along with the game." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
Cricket and ClaireHad a good meeting with the school. They were willing to give us jobs, but it's not going to be that easy. We're going to have to be tested first. Good news is that if we pass, it won't cost us a dime. But if we don't, we pay for the privilege…and it's a lot. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseGreat news! I got an interview tomorrow. It had nothing to do with the job boards online. The nurse I've been staying with has a friend who runs a plant nursery just outside of town. It's entry-level and I'm up for it. Need to find some green paint for my thumb. #BoredinBoreverse
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Year of SilenusTo be clear, the towers are fine, the penthouse is fine, Karla and Romana's room is fine. 'Tis I who ain't doin' so hot. The turmoil I went through had a real effect on me. I'm tired, and I'm hurt. I tink it's a 'you die in the Matrix, you die here' sorta thing. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe would have thought that the survival school leaders would not have let us keep our devices, but they're encouraging it. Like we said, this world likes its social media. They don't want us to be disconnected. They've invested a lot in satellite communications. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI'm nervous about my interview. I keep reminding myself that this is only my first try. Then again, I have to make a good impression, not only for myself, but also the person who set it up for me. I can't make her look bad. Job offer or no, it has to go well. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"At least when people back home would make absolutely dreadful approximations of jokes, I knew that they were trying. They wanted to be funny, they just weren’t very good at it. Metaphor, simile, analogy, hyperbole; these all go over these people’s heads." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusJust had a real uncomfortable meeting. This is my job. I'm here to protect the girls. And I'm doin' it alone. But that don't mean no one else is invested in their safety. There's sort of an unofficial oversight committee that I guess I'm gonna start reporting to. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe just had our last showers for a while, and a big breakfast. In a few hours, we're gonna find ourselves blindfolded, and being dropped off at an undisclosed location. Our mission: get back without the aid of civilization. Our communications will be monitored. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI half expected to wake up to a voicemail from the garden. I don't know why I thought my potential boss would be awake so early, and itching to call me, of all people. I can't stand this waiting. I have to get out of my head. Where's the nearest movie theatre? #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"My landlord doesn’t own a computer, and since I don’t have a job yet, I can’t afford one of my own. I’ve been using an old phone of hers that still works with DataWave. For any possible readers from any other universe, that is what they call WiFi here." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusKarla was clear, no one else is to be livin' in da penthouse besides me. Dat's why I was chosen. Team Matic made me nigh invincible to I can be the realtime guardian. This "committee" has no right to change it, but I have to check in wit 'em now. I guess it's okay. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireDay one: no idea where we are. It's the middle of winter, so Claire is pretty cold. I'm posthuman, so these temperatures don't bother me. We have work to do, but I'm donating some of my body heat when possible. First things first, we need a temporary shelter. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseReadin' books and seein' movies was not the right way to go. They all suck. I'm convinced of that now. If anyone knows of any sort of underground movement of people who like to have fun, and be interesting, send me a message, or whatever. Let's make some noise. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"The geography must be the same, so hiking is number one priority right now. Even if no one else on the planet does it too, they can’t stop me from it, and it will be just as fulfilling as it would be anywhere. I used to do a lot of walking for exercise." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusKarla's mother, Tyra is in charge of da committee. She don't like me. Karla don't like HER. They've always had a strained relationship on account o' da fact that Karla gave birth to Romana, and Tyra had always wished she was the special one instead. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireSupplies: a bottle of water to share between the two of us, the clothes on our backs, two bags to carry stuff, and this Social Box. It has a flashlight feature, but that's incidental. Cricket says she knows how to build a lean-to without cutting tools or rope. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseWent on a hike yesterday. Got lost, didn't care. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"There’s no war, but I think that’s because nobody cares enough about anything to fight over it. The poor stay poor, and the rich aren’t all that wealthy. They spend it on whatever they need, and when they die, their assets usually end up with the state." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusTyra tryna take my pod away, but I been talkin' with the police. Team Matic gave it to me. They didn't tell me I should use it, but they didn't say I weren't allowed to neither. Da Matics are basically above the law around here. They used to own the planet, soooo… #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireSo Cricket had me break branches off of a tree, and then we stacked them between two trunks. Then we leaned other branches against them vertically, jammed into the ground for stability. It's clever, but it took a lot of calories, so we're gathering berries now. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseExcited about my new job, which starts in February. Until then, GREAT NEWS! I'm getting sick again. I finished the antivirals, and my symptoms came straight back. They may be even worse than before. I have a feeling the next two weeks are gonna be pretty hard. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"Ex-10 narrowed his eyes at her ominously. 'I will hold you to that. But you might want to think about the fact that it will take us roughly 33 years just to get there.' He jerked his head to signal to his men that they could file back out of the room." #salmonverse #fishquotes
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Year of SilenusAnother boring day, but that's what everybody wants me to do. I should probably stop sending out these updates, since nothin' interestin' is gonna happen. We'll see how I feel tomorrow. Until then, Silenus Koolen…signing off. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireNeither of us knows what kind of berries these are, but they're thriving in the winter, and we took some time to run an edibility test. There's no protein, but they'll keep us alive until we can get something more substantial. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseWent back to the free clinic. It's not a virus this time, but a bacterial infection. I guess my immune system was so compromised that I managed to contract something completely different. They gave me some more medicine. Can't wait to see what's next! #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"The quickly-conceived plan went as well as they thought it would. Speed was key, which Leona knew. Orbital defenses sprang into action, but they weren’t fast enough for them. The three groups jumped to their respective missions, and no one was caught." #salmonverse #fishquotes
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Year of SilenusSince nothing is happenin', I may as well tell you a bit about me. Well, you may not know this, but I am not actually from Dardius originally. My family didn't even come over from Durus, like Karla's did. I'm straight from Earth, which is pretty rare these days. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireEating berries, huddled together in our sheltered. Packed the gaps with moss, leaves, and other debris. Neither of us understands the temperature. It's given as a percentage…we don't really get that, but it's damn cold, just know that much. Damn cold degrees. #CricketandClair
Bored in BoreverseEvery time I would get sick in my old life, I would feel like it would never end. That's because it happened a lot when I was a kid. Then I built up so much immunity, it almost never happened, so it was always world-ending. Different circumstances, same results. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"I’m surprised at how diligent I’ve been about this. Don’t expect me to keep going. If it’s anything like my previous attempts, I’ll stop by the end of the month. The only thing more boring than this world is talking about my personal experiences with it." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusIn case anyone who ain't from Dardius is readin' dis, I should tell ya WHY Dardius exists. It started out with a hotel, millions of light years from Earth. It was for people who would have been hurt or killed by the reckless actions of time travelers. It still is. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireIt was really cold last night, but we obviously survived by the power of our body heat. At some point, we're going to have to orient ourselves, and try to head back to the survival school. We don't even know how far we are from it. But we can't try to trek yet. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI've been takin' it easy. I found a nature channel on TV that just shows animals from all over the world. It's called Boreverse because the people are boring, but y'all have the same animals other Earths do, and they're just as nice to watch go about their days. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"Except that these angels didn’t guard anything. They only served as observers. They watched your whole life from womb to tomb, and never interfered. These never-called angels had no emotions, nor personal motivations. Or rather, they weren’t supposed to." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusThe operation of rescuing peeps from the timelines increased by what they call exponentially. The population of dis here planet grew to epic proportions. We now rival any other planet in the universe. We started our own civilization. And it's a pretty good one too. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireCricket is a vegetarian, so this is where my skills come into play. As part of my training for the Marines, I had to learn all forms of hunting: snaring, tracking, fishing… I did a little bit of everything. I've never had so few resources to work with, though. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseYou ever think about where you'd be if you had made one different decision in your life? This all got started on my homeworld when I noticed a weird glitch on my phone that switched my maps app to dark mode when I passed by one house. I just had to investigate. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"If they are lying, who cares? I’ve told you how boring this world is. It would be a nice change of pace to meet someone who doesn’t think like everyone else. Hell, they could be a dangerous psychopath, and that would still be better than all this tedium." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusThe thing is now, Dardius ain't hafta had ta rescue people from Earth, or the stellar neighborhood, much in recent years. I don't think I was the very last one, but I was one of the. The other worlds are kind of expected to be able to take care of themselves now. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireI would normally at least have wire to set up snares, but I can make some out of wildvines. Snares are a really great thing to use to catch small game. They take very little effort, which means they burn very few calories. And out here, calories are currency. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI got a hit. I actually got a hit on my newspaper ad. I briefly explained that I was a human alien from another universe. Someone responded to it, and wants to meet. The problem is, they live in Chicago. We have scheduled our first phone call for later today. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"Maybe you remember a character from an old TV show having a brother, when what you’re probably thinking of is an episode where he pretends to be a neighbor’s brother so they can get a discount at the arcade. I just made those up, but you get what I mean." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusWhy was I talking about all dis? Oh yeah, it's background info for you to understand who it is I am. So here's the thing, it's the 25th century right now, but that's not what it was when they rescued me from an old timeline on Earth. I'm from pretty far in da past. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireIt took all day, but we set up the snares. But also, I need to apologize. I didn't realize until now that I've been misgendering Cricket. He's okay with me explaining that he exhibits feminine features, so it's easy to slip. But I shouldn't have, and I'm sorry. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseMy future boss called me last night, and freaked me out, but it's okay, guys. She just wants me to come in early for a tour of the garden. I won't be being paid yet, but it'll be good for me to have a better idea of what they do there. I mean what, WE do there. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"How can we stop foreign criminals if we don’t just criminalize immigration itself? Uh, well what do we do about native criminals? It’s called law enforcement. Ever heard of it? It may begin with the border in some cases, but it’s not like it ends there." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusI was born in 2024, on a hot January day in San Diego, California. I actually don't know what the weather was like, but it's San Diego, right? It hot dere! Yikes! I've never been. At least I don't remember it. I left at a v young age. Not to Dardius, tho. Not yet. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireCricket here, it's fine. I do prefer he/him, but I'm cool with anything, really. I chose to have mixed body parts, and I know that I look more like a woman. Even in my universe, which considers gender to be rather fluid, most people see me as feminine at first. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseMy new social worker sent me over some information to look over before we meet on Monday. Man, there's a lot here. This world may be dull, but it's also thorough. Technically, I shouldn't even really be able to own this phone, which I guess I technically don't. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"They sacrificed less essential systems, like lighting and life support. Belahkay could survive by limiting himself to a small section of the ship, and he was posthuman enough to manage with less than an OG human. The other three didn't need much at all." #salmonverse #fishquotes
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Year of SilenusMy family moved us from San Diego (which apparently means 'a whale's you don't wanna know what') to Winnipeg, Manitoba. If you think you know what cold is, spend five minutes in Ol' Winni. You'll be wearing a swimsuit in winter when you go back home, I promise dat. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireCricket again. I feel I have to say that every time this little device is in my hands. We caught a rabbit. Claire's happy, I'm not. Back in the last universe, I was able to maintain my vegetarian diet, but I'm going to eat meat for the first time in my life now. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseYa know, I have OCD, so I've been trying to use most of the 280 characters alloted on this platform, but I can't do that all the time for these #BoredinBoreverse musings. I haven't even held to it anyway. I'm gonna lower your expectations now. This post will not have very many ch
Story Quote"Each settlement was the size of a town small enough for rumors to spread faster than sound, but large enough for a resident to meet someone as an adult who they had never heard of before. They were thousands of kilometers apart, on separate continents." #salmonverse #fishquotes
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Year of SilenusWhen I was six or seven y/o, my family was on a camping trip maybe an hour outside the city. Someone's special time power went out of control, and started killing everything in the woods. It happened because time was moving real fast, and the bubble was expanding. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireI never let Cricket see the rabbit. Where I'm from, vegetarianism and veganism are pretty rare. Many people don't love the fact that they eat once-living creatures. Whether they realize it or not, the way they get through it is by not thinking too hard about it. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseOkay, that last one was a joke, but this really will be a shorter post. All I have to tell you is that I'm meeting my new social worker. I hope he's like David from the show Travelers. He was the best. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"I am trying to paint you a picture here. You can’t start in the middle, and expect to form a reasonable opinion on my skill, can you? No, that would be unfair. Start at the beginning, or don’t start at all. No, don’t do that. That’s what most people do." PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusOf course, none of us understood what was happening. All we knew was that the trees and plants were dying right before our eyes, and if we didn't get moving, it would likely happen to us too. So my uncle picked me up, and we started to run. I got lost in the chaos. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireI appreciate Claire hiding the rabbit from me. In my last job, I focused on only teaching every skill besides hunting. My bosses were totally okay with that, because there are plenty of other relevant skills to learn. But this is a real life or death situation. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseMy meeting with my social worker went well. I'm well on my way to becoming a real boy in this world. In the meantime, I had a weird chat with someone who responded to my ad. She's not an alien, but she wants to meet one. She wants to meet me. But I'm spoken for. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"If she’s already done the work of finding people like me, I might as well nurture this relationship. I don’t want to lead her on, though. Cricket is in another universe right now—hopefully a very safe one, but cheating is cheating, and I am no cheater." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusHere's where things get a little fuzzy. I was young, and I don't have all the facts, but my uncle was a little drunk that night, so we think he thought someone else took me from his arms. So the whole family ran off, and I was left behind. In one timeline, I died. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe've caught more meat, so we'll be eating for a while. Our shelter is pretty good, but it's got to go. We're going to have to break it down entirely, and leave no trace, so we can head back to Kansas City. It will take calories, but it's the right thing to do. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseBeen studyin' a lot. I wanna be ready for my new garden job. They're going to train me during my first week or two, obviously, but I want to be able to help customers eventually, so I'll need to be able to tell the difference between crocus and a columbine. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"When I was in my mid-twenties(?) I didn’t know the difference between a teaspoon and a tablespoon. I thought I was taking twice the recommended amount of nighttime cough syrup, but it turned out to be six times. It’s the only time I was ever intoxicated." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusMy family never learned what happened, but it inspired them to start a private foundation that specialized in finding missing persons all over the continent, particularly those who fell through the cracks. They couldn't save me, but they rescued countless others. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireThey knocked us out for an unknown period of time, but we do have some idea of where we must be. It's much colder than it was in Kansas City, and it's January. We have to be farther north. Somewhere remote. Probably Canada, because it's more sparsely populated. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI'm all but over my sickness. I think the bacteria are dead. The symptoms are lingering since my immune system is in overdrive? That's something else I could ask my nurse landlord. Nah, I'll just let it go, and focus on getting rest before my first day at work. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"Well, that and depression. I hear 'brave' people in the public eye talking about how their mental health issues are things that they've been battling. But for me, it has always just been suffering. It's not a fight, it's survival. There are no winners." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusThere's a council on Dardius that decides who to save from the timeline. It's mostly over my head, but general criteria include deaths or dangers that are temporally unavoidable. That is, it's when saving people, AND putting them back, will change history too much. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireIf we could hunt and process a bear, or a moose, maybe we could wear its hide. We don't have that luxury, and it would be impractical. We were deliberately not provided winter clothing, so we have stuffed evergreens and grasses into our layers for insulation. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseWoof. My last blog post was depressing. I guess when you're talking about depression, that's how it's gonna go. My next one will be funny. I already know what it's going to be about. J/K, no idea. Never do. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"Some may want to answer such profound philosophical questions, but I am not one of them, because it would not change the way I live my life, which has always been a little less than the best I can. I’m not what you would call responsible or productive." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusSince my family's foundation saved more lives than mine, it was decided that my death would remain in the public record, and that I would be sent to Dardius to start a brand new life away from them. I was still so young, I think it was a really tough call for them. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe're heading south in the hopes of finding some kind of landmark that one of us recognizes, but neither of us is familiar enough with the area where we think we are, so that's not too likely. We're on the lookout for resources too, like water, and more food. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI'm going for another hike today. I won't go too far, but I need to clear my head. I've been goin' through some roof stoof recently. What is that? You've never heard of roof stoof before? Oh wow, roof stoof. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"They thought that she had landed on the other side of a statue, but it was gone, and another woman was lying face down on top of her. She was completely naked. They were both breathing, but cut up from the glass that they shared, embedded in their skin." #salmonverse #fishquotes
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Year of SilenusThe culture here on Dardius is a delicate balance. The council that makes decisions about who to rescue from the timeline is larger than just a handful of people in a board room. They also have to decide when to transplant someone. It's not always the present-day. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireIt's still super cold today, but the wind has died down a bit. The road so far has been tough. We walk several kilometers, make a shelter as fast as we can while expending as few calories as possible, and hunt and harvest before hunkering down for another night. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreversePerhaps this world is stranger than I thought. I encountered a deer on my hike yesterday. We weren't that far from town, but it was a wooded area. After I admired her from a distance for a bit, I got to steppin' and she followed me until the first car passed by. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"They might obviously realize later that it wasn’t practical to adhere to a duty rotation when the nature of certain worlds necessitated the division of labor to be distributed in a particular way, but for now, it seemed like the most fair way to do it." #salmonverse #fishquotes
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Year of SilenusAs I've said, I was living in the late 2020s and early 2030s, but that's not what year it was on Dardius when I was rescued. This planet uses the same calendar as they do on Earth, so it's 25th century for us too. They sent me nearly 400 years into the future. Why? #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireSo far, no sign of civilization. We can't look up any information on the internet. We HAVE internet, but we can only click on links that other people post here, and we've been strongly discouraged from even reading those, so we don't know the population density. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseReal quick. I'm bored, as usual. How many marshmallows do you think I can fit in my mouth? The answer is zero. I hate marshmallows, and so do you, apparently. There's nothing like it on this Earth. They're too fun, I suppose. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"I like baby rhinos, and hate pandas. On principle—but not in practical terms—I don’t believe in war, national borders, money, poverty, the inherent value of work, or religion. I think sex work should be legal, and recreational drugs should be illegal." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusI couldn't answer that. I couldn't even tell you how the council comes to a decision to drop anyone back into the timeline at any particular point. Do they use time powers? Do they just deliberate? Who knows? They don't reveal their methods. But it can't be random. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireCricket found a styrofoam cup in the woods, so people have been here before. Or maybe not. Maybe they dropped it miles away, years ago, and it's been blowing in the wind this whole time. Or it fell from a plane. It's of no use to us. We can't leave it, though. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI took the bus yesterday. I had nowhere to go, I just wanted to see what people were doing with their lives. I like to imagine who they are, and what they're going through. Now that I've lost my magical writing mojo, I need to find inspiration in the mundane. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"That’s the whole thing, which of course ignores how evolution works. So all things being equal, the answer is that the chicken came first since a chicken can survive on its own, but an egg needs to be protected. That’s its advantage for the best answer." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusThat pretty much brings us up to today. Sorry for the long tangent, but I don't know what else to talk about. Nothing's been happening, all alone in this penthouse. I do get food delivered nearly every day, but it's by a drone. I don't interact with people anymore. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireNothing to report. We walk, forage, and we sleep. That's all we do, and it's what we will continue to do until our circumstances change. From now on, our posts might be a little on the shorter side. We have to remember that the character limit is not a minimum… #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseThe last few days have been all right, but I'm getting really anxious again. Tomorrow is my first day of work, so I'm trying not to think about anything else. But I also don't want to hyperfocus on it either, or it'll psych me out. What do I do, ye of Boreverse? #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"I could just as easily have ended up in a world without my immortality, and danger lurking around every corner. So this post is for you, residents of Boreverse. I’m not gonna change your name but I’m not gonna criticize you for it anymore. Cheers, mates." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
February
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Year of SilenusI woke up feeling a little bad. I think I ate too much. Karla and I didn't form a protocol for when I need a doctor. We were just mainly concerned with her and Romana's doctor. But I didn't think I was supposed to be able to get sick with this fancy new body. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe got a short message from the survivalist who set this up as an audition for jobs. They would like us to check in at least once a week, and social media is a fine way to do that. So here it is. We're still alive. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseMy boss doesn't want me to use my phone at work. I usually post something pretty early on in the morning, but I can't do that anymore unless I get a break. Perhaps I'll write them sometime before, and schedule them. Who knows? #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"I didn’t get enough sleep last night, so I didn’t really get much out of that yet, but I trust her. I’ll be super prepared for it tomorrow. But I can’t do that unless I pretty much go to bed right now. It’s a good thing there’s never anything good on TV." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusOkay, now my stomach really hurts. I'm starting to think something is wrong, but I don't want anyone crossing the threshold of this penthouse, and I can't cross it either. I'm stuck, so I'll just tough it out. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe found moose tracks. Cricket was really afraid that I would want to hunt and kill it, but that's not practical anyway. We don't have proper tools, it's freezing, we need to stay on the move in the opposite direction, and I know she doesn't like eating meat. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI'm writing to you from the past. By the time you read this scheduled post, I'll be in the middle of my long shift at the nursery. I'm learning a lot! #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"I also called everyone else who worked there, which isn’t very many people, but none of them could come except for one girl. She’s still in high school, so she couldn’t be there until after her last period. Well, I actually think she skipped it for me." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusDidn't get any sleep last night. Hurts super bad. Thinking I'm probly gonna die. There actually is a protocol for this. I'm to lock myself back into the stasis chamber, and wait for Karla, Romana, and Doc Connie to return. I'm crawlin' there now. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireThe weather is pretty bad today. There's no sun, and the freezing rain is coming down hard. We saw it coming, though, so we built a much better shelter than we usually do. It still sucks out here. The charge is running out of this thing, so it may be a few days. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseIt has been brought to my attention that not everyone likes to be called "guys" because it's gender-coding, or something. I used it in my last blog post, so from the bottom of my heart, please know that I don't give a fuck. It's not gender-coding. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"She had strong reason to suspect that there was indeed a person’s consciousness in there, but she couldn’t prove it. It was giving off different energy readings than the other stone was, but that was about all she could determine from her limited tests." #salmonverse #fishquotes
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Year of SilenusDidnt make to stasia pod. Wrld grow dark. falling asleep. Send my love to Karla and Romana. Sorry I lost. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe've not been able to leave the shelter in a couple of days due to the harsh weather. There's a new development, though. We found several replacement batteries for this Social Box, which should last us for the next few months. Someone has been following us. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseMy boss is still dealing with her family issues, but the other employees have banded together, and taken on extra shifts to compensate. Everything is going okay. I hope her aunt gets better. That's what really matters. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"Everyone nodded, including the dummies, Mateo and Olimpia, because they were indeed able to follow the conversation. When Captain Matic called for an official vote, they all raised their hands, except for Vitalie, who seemed distracted by her thoughts." #salmonverse #fishquotes
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Year of SilenusEverything is fine. I am okay. I am not feeling any more pain. It was a false alarm. I have returned to my duties here in the penthouse. I have determined that I should no longer be posting my life updates on social media. You will no longer hear from me. Goodbye. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe're assuming that whoever snuck the Social Box batteries into our shelter while we were sleeping works for the survival school, and is keeping an eye on us for liability reasons. We're not gonna try to find them, or anything. We'll go on as if we were alone. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseGood news, my boss' aunt is doing a lot better. She said she'll come back to work today, but the other staff suggested she take a bit of a break to remain with her family. She's worried about me, but I'm doing okay. The others have been very supportive of me. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"I end up skipping crucial information instead because I think I’ve already said it. Then the whole thing just doesn’t make any sense. I was clear with the boss about my weaknesses, though, so I think they’re just going to keep me away from the students." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusHello. My name is Chloe Nightingale. I've hacked into Silenus' account to search for answers. I don't know where he is, but I know he's been taken. I was his most loyal follower on social media, and his last post did NOT sound like him, so I've been investigating. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireThe storm's over, and the sun's out. It's still cold, but we can get moving again. We want to conserve calories to survive, but burning calories warms you up. But you keep spending calories to procure food, but that food replenishes your calories. It's a cycle. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI keep telling myself that I'm not going to get burnt out. It's not against policy to ask for time off right after you've started working at the nursery, but it's certainly not the right thing to do. I'm gonna keep pushing myself until I keel over, if need be. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"The nursery is right on the edge of town, so there aren’t a whole lot of places nearby, but one restaurant serves a particularly eclectic set of dishes, so it’s easy to go there more than once without feeling like you’re eating the same thing every time." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusFrom now on, when a post is coming from me, Chloe Nightingale, I'll use the hashtag #SignedChloe. When I figure out where Silenus is, and he starts posting again, you won't see that hashtag. Hopefully, I won't have control over this account for very long. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireThere's a road. After all this time, besides a few random bits of trash, we've found our first sign of civilization. It has not helped us at all yet. We could be miles and miles from anywhere that this road leads, but it's a start. But which direction to choose? #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreversePaychecks come in once a week in this country on this planet, but when I say 'check' I really mean direct deposit, because it's all virtual, which is why they can happen more often. But wait, I don't have a bank account. Luckily, I have a couple days. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"If they find out that I’ve committed some crime in the past, though, all of this will be immediately revoked, and I’ll need to answer for any outstanding warrants. Of course, I don’t have any of those, which is why this special program is perfect for me." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusThe police and military are dealing with some drama, so Lincoln Tower is not their concern right now. The reason it needs to be secure is because of people who aren't in the timeline right now, so it's on the back burner. I'll be breaking in tonight. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe played Rock, Paper, Scissors to determine which direction to start walking down the road. I chose left, and Cricket chose right. We have no strong feelings for our respective choices. It was just the easiest way to randomize without a coin. We're going left. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseIf you've read my regular blog, you'll know that I'm officially official. I'm Nick Fisherman of USA, Boreverse. That is a weight off my shoulders. I still don't feel like I belong, but at least I can now enjoy the benefits of citizenship. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"It’s nice to have someone in my corner who can explain what’s going on with me. I’m pretty awkward in social situations. If we’re only there to talk business, that’s fine, but if you start asking me about myself, you’ll find me struggling and stammering." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusSpent all night looking for clues in the penthouse, and I only found one big one. If I know Silenus—and honestly, I think I do—he's not much for cleaning. The place was spotless. Not a speck of dust to be found. Someone else was there. Need a new lead. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireStill walking down the road. Haven't seen a single car pass us in any direction, nor a town. Part of it is paved, and part of it is not. It's like they didn't have enough money to do the whole thing, nor the sense to lay it down on one whole stretch. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseApartment search today. Not too excited about it. I found some great ones in a bad location, and some in good locations that aren't that great. Nothing is perfect. I like perfect. I'm not a perfectionist, but I expect everyone else to be. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"Every floor has this tiny little thing that they tacked on in the corner. It’s too big to be just a storage closet, or something, but not big enough for most people’s needs. I am not most people. It’s frickin’ perfect. I can already picture the layout." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
10
Year of SilenusSomebody doesn't like me poking around in Silenus' life, and trying to find him. I created alerts for myself for when anyone tries to look into MY life. But they'll never find me, because I've left everything behind. I'm already in hiding. Somewhere… #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireAll right, we've not posted in a couple of days, because there was nothing to report, but now there is. We've come across a town. It is completely deserted, and falling apart. This is the beginning of a horror movie. We're not sure what's next. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI'm looking at bikes, but just to test myself, because I'll be buying used instead once I'm ready. Do you have the saying here, 'like riding a bike'? It's the prime example of procedural memory, a.k.a. muscle memory. I need to make sure that it's true for me. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"That was the year humanity figured out how to travel at maximum relativistic speeds. The reframe engine was invented nearly fifteen years earlier, but the majority of civilization did not so much as know about it, so it was better to be safe than sorry." #salmonverse #fishquotes
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Year of SilenusStill waiting on a lead, but I wanted to open the floor to anyone here. If you have any information regarding Silenus' whereabouts, please respond. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireUpon further inspection, we're starting to think that this is a fake town. We're not seeing any photos in people's houses, or clothes in the drawers. There aren't any kitchen tools in the restaurant. It's just the buildings, and some furniture. No cars. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseQuick update: I can still ride a bike. It was a little tough, but I didn't fall over. Back when I was a kid, never figured out how to ride no-handed. Perhaps I'll work on that in this universe. I don't have any better hobbies, besides hiking. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"She rolled her eyes. 'Really. Tell me.' // So he told her about how he was going to check outside before they spent all this time on a new probe. It was like breaking into someone’s house. You always try to doorknob first. It might be unlocked anyway." #salmonverse #fishquotes
12
Year of SilenusI think I have something. I wish I hadn't been ignoring all the other stuff going on on Dardius right now. I thought whoever took him just used the chaos as a distraction, but now I'm thinking that he is at the center of everything. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe found a bicycle. It was broken, but we were able to fix it up. It's not pretty, and we won't be able to go very fast, but it's not like fast would be great for us. The wind is a huge problem. The idea is to be able to sit down while still moving. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI'm off today. Completely. Not a single shift. I've not had that since I started. My boss found a temp to fill in for the guy who never showed. He's actually missing. I was asked to not say anything before, but they're worried. I'll update what I can when I can. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"She’ll be home for dinner, though, so I’m making something for her. I told her that I wanted to pick something up for the two of us to thank her for everything she’s done for me, so shh, it’s still half a surprise. She’s a vegetarian too, which is great." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusLet me explain. Dardius is under attack. Or rather, it APPEARS to be. I wasn't here for this, but centuries ago—when the planet was being settled—there was a lot of debate surrounding whether time powers would be allowed, and in the end, they won out. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireThere's a child's wagon here too, so we've rigged up a little apparatus. We take turns pedaling the bike while the other one sits in the wagon that's being pulled behind it with a rope. It's slow-going, but it's faster than walking, and takes a lot less energy. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI'm back at work for the morning shift. The weather is absolutely terrible, which of course, we knew it would be. We do not expect a whole lot of customers, even with these greenhouses. It's warmer in here, but not exactly a sauna. We are actively not working. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"The boss doesn’t like us to just be sitting around doing nothing, because there is always a plant in need of attention, but she exempts us from that rule on days like this. She volunteered to stand guard while we hung out, but we had our radios on hand." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusThe problem with not making temporal powers illegal is that they can be abused, just like anything else. The same thing happens when you let people drive cars, or pick their own food at a salad bar. Time crime isn't talked about much, but it happens. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe're still riding down the road, hoping to find more answers, but for the last few days, there's been nothing. We never found a map in the ghost town, so we could be going in the wrong direction. We're not going south, which is still the ultimate goal. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseThe weather is still bad, but I'm working the second shift, so I won't be spending as much time in the cold dark. It will be like this for the rest of the week at least. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"Anyway, that doesn’t happen a whole lot, so we’re not worried about any auditing issues. The total number of visitors today was nearly identical to yesterday. I’m not good with numbers, but I like to explore trends like that, to see if I understand them." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
15
Year of SilenusThings have been happening around Dardius that can't be explained unless you account for time powers, or temporal technology. The problem is, according to public reports, authorities don't know how they're happening. Some are denying it entirely. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe're in Manitoba. After all this time, we've finally figured this out. A car drove by us. While we were debating whether we should try to flag it down, it moved on, and that's all we were able to see. Though to be fair, maybe that's just where THEY were from. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI ate too much last night, and I feel like crap. Did that happen before while I was here? I feel like I've already been through this. I just can't get used to this world. There's something very different about it, besides the the reason I named it what I did. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"I’m also allergic to eggs, which I find hard to believe. They think that I’m a bit sensitive to gluten, but—pardon my language—that’s bullshit. The only way you’re gonna stop me from eating bread is if you kill me first, so good luck with that, buddy." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
16
Year of SilenusObjects are disappearing, seemingly at random. People's memories are being wiped, sometimes permanently, sometimes temporarily, sometimes only certain bits. They even think that our history has been rewritten, but that is hard to verify. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireStill movin' along, have not seen a second car, nor anywhere to turn. Eventually, we're gonna hit the ocean. Surely there's a coastal town somewhere up and down it. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseUpdate on my co-worker who went missing. The police have called off the search, citing strong suspicions that he simply left town. No foul play is suspected. I'm angry, but it must just be on principle, because I never met the guy. He was gone before I started. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"It’s not just that he wasn’t showing signs of wanting to run. He was looking forward to a party last weekend, and he was a month away from finally paying off his car. His friends don’t think that he would miss out on the satisfaction. It doesn’t add up." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusI forgot to use my signature, #SignedChloe with the last post. I apologize for the confusion, I was made aware that some of you took that to mean that Silenus was back, but unfortunately he's still missing. It's nice to know that I'm not the only one worried. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireOkay. Now we're at a crossroads. We can either keep going in this direction, which has been paved for a while now, and appears to continue as such, or we can turn on this dirt road. It's headed south, which is what we want, but it will be harder to pedal. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseDoing a little research, and I'm pretty deep in it. I feel like a conspiracy theorist, but I think there IS a conspiracy. One person has gone missing from the area every day since the beginning of the year. And it's spreading. No one else sees the connections. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"He wasn’t a choosing one, but a salmon, which meant that he answered to the mysterious powers that be, though there was reportedly some leeway with that. 'Hi. Dropping off, or picking up?' He spoke in a genuinely polite voice, unlike the Travel Agents." #salmonverse #fishquotes
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Year of SilenusWhat I need is a tracker. There is a man on Earth who can find anyone. Give him a name, and an idea of where in their personal timeline you want to find them, and he can do it. There's no one quite like him on Dardius, but there are approximations. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe've decided to turn south, and head towards the U.S. It doesn't matter that the road is harder. We're trying to get back to Kansas City, and if that means letting go of this bike and wagon contraption, and starting to walk again, then that's what we'll do. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI'm still working on my research. It's consuming all of my brainpower at this point. I just can't find a connection between all of these missing people, which is why the police haven't linked them. But they all disappeared, uncharacteristically without warning. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"Leona was the most experienced, but the rest had only tried a few times, so she spent most of the day teaching them how to hold convincing and sustained false images. They couldn’t lose focus for a split second, or it would totally undermine the ruse." #salmonverse #fishquotes
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Year of SilenusUgh, the public personal database is down. Earth has social media, which lets people search for each other virtually, and stay connected. We have something similar. It's state-sponsored, though, and the government can take it away whenever they want. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe were a lot closer to the border than we figured. The road was practically alongside it the whole time. Canada is pretty wide on the globe, so it should come as no surprise. We're waiting to cross. It's legal to do so freely on some Earths, but not in others. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI've had to stop doing my research into the missing persons, because I'm having trouble staying focused, and need a break. But there is an update. The trend has not stopped. One person. Every single day. Somewhere in the area, but always a little farther away. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"They don’t have anything like the KC Metro Corps on this Earth, so no one is talking to each other, or seeing the connections. I have been doing my own investigating, and I’ve come to a startling discovery that made me throw up in the middle of my shift." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusI'm just going to have to do this the hard way, by asking around to see if anyone is aware of a tracker who may be able to help me find Silenus. Due to my lifestyle, I do have a few relevant contacts, but no one wants to help. They're all scared. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe were going to lose the bicycle-wagon contraption behind as we approached the border, but that's littering, so we're just going to have to take it all the way down the road, and hope that no one takes any issue with it. We probably look pretty weird. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseBig news. Don't wanna say anything about it here. You can read my blog post later today that details what went down. But in case you didn't read yesterday's full post, I can predict disappearances now, so I'm going after them. I'm trying to put a stop to them. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"There always seems to be a purpose to it. The person who’s taken has something to accomplish in the next world over, even if they don’t understand it. It’s unlikely that this need perfectly matches up with the spiral I noticed on the map. No, I did this." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
21
Year of SilenusBig shoutout to my (read Silenus') followers, who gave me some great leads on a tracker. I have a few options now. Two of them lived within a hundred kilometers, but the last one is apparently on Lorania, so that sounds the most promising, honestly. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireEerie. Cricket was pedaling while I pulled the wagon behind me. We figured that that would look the least strange. The two people guarding the border between Canada and the U.S. barely noticed our existence. They definitely did see us as we crossed over, though. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseSo far, I have not heard of anyone going missing at yesterday's interversal conduit, but that doesn't mean it didn't happen. It could have been an unhoused person for all I know. After trying to stop today's disappearance, I will be canvassing the neighborhood. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"Even the possibility that someone they care about has gone missing will force them to check. If any of them had come up short on their respective headcounts, I would have heard about it by now. Nothing has been reported, which means that I’m succeeding." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusLorania is an island in the middle of the ocean, which has been largely uninhabited throughout the history of Dardius, because certain special parties have used it, often while thinking that the whole planet is uninhabited too. No aircraft flies there. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe are officially back in the United States. We still don't know exactly where we are, though. The border guards didn't respond when we tried to ask them, but they didn't hassle us either, so we're still moving south. It's progress anyway. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseMy landlord has been bugging me about going into work, and I just don't have any time for that. I slept in a shelter last night, because no one asks me questions there, or tries to get me to do things that I'm too busy to even think about. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"It has two buttons. One opens up transcription, while the other accepts other commands, like punctuation, and moving the cursor. A wheel on the side scrolls through the text, and menu items for file management. Forgive me if I ended up missing something." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
23
Year of SilenusNormally, I may be able to request transport to Lorania, but they're not handing out teleportation vouchers right now, because of the whole conspiracy thing. It's possible for me to find a natural teleporter somewhere, but they're probably laying low. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe're at another town. Well, not quite yet, but we can see it. There are lights moving around through the trees, and clear noises from civilization. We think we saw a car zoom by. We're on the other side of a lake, which could take a long time to circumnavigate. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseThey took my emergency sausage box that I had smuggled into this in-saint a sigh limb in my under bop it, but they didn't count for my backup emergence he fox. It doesn't half a screen, but I think my message is trance crying fine. Get be the hello out of hear! #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"If I were still delusional, I may tell you that I believe I was indeed infected by a parasite, but that the main reason I was susceptible was because I’m originally from another Earth, where we don’t necessarily have such parasites. Now I know I’m not." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusThere has been no movement on the investigation. I can't find a teleporter to help me connect with the tracker to help me find Silenus. In the meantime, global temporal incidents are rising, and it's harder for people to deny that they're happening. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWarroad. Warroad, Minnesota. That's what it's called. As it turns out, we were dropped off in Manitoba, and when we were walking south, we were heading towards Minnesota. When we were heading east, we were going towards Lake of the Woods. We're almost home now. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI've realized that I have been delusional this whole time. Well, not the whole time, just for about a week. I was infected by a parasite that I encountered at the nursery, but anything I said before was a cry for attention from a disenfranchised unhoused man. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"They aided in time travel tech so the only way to shield against them was by manipulating spacetime, essentially forcing them to pass along the shielding on a new vector, rather than through it, and then letting them go once they were on the other side." #salmonverse #fishquotes
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Year of SilenusJust woke up in an unfamiliar place, in my bed, but not in my apartment. I'm on a beach. It could be Lorania, because that's where I wanted to go, or I'm still on the mainland. Or hell, it could be Earth. My satnav isn't working. Can anyone read this? #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe met the Mayor! The Mayor of Warroad. She's fascinated by our story, and is willing to pay our way back to Kansas City if we agree to do a few things around town, like an interview for the paper, and attend a few events. They're interested in Cricket's skin. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseThe doctor says that I should stay in the hospital for at least one more night, but that I'm allowed to post on social media again, as long as every post is approved by him. My social worker may continue to do this, even after I'm released. I think that's best. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"They were holding an extra firesuit in their hand, and struggling in the attempt to give it to whoever was willing to take it. They were clearly finding it difficult to move in the thing, full stop, and the two of them didn’t need all that dead weight." #salmonverse #fishquotes
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Year of SilenusMy satnav still isn't working. I've been wandering around, looking for any indication of where I am. I don't know for sure that I'm not on a continent, but it sure feels like an island. I suppose I should look for higher ground, right? #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireIn the last universe we were in, Cricket had an unusual appearance. Well, she does on just about any world, but a lot of people just ignore it. These last two in particular would notice things like that. We found a way to disguise her, but it has since worn off. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI was hoping to get out of the hospital today, but it doesn't look like it's going to happen. Different people have come in to assess my situation, sometimes without telling me who they are, and I feel like I'm being stalled. It's okay. I will get through this. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"I really appreciate her doing that for me, though, so I can stand a little on my own feet until I do find something else. Obviously, I’ve put all plans for major purchases on hold, which means until later to the bike, the apartment, and my own computer." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusI climbed a tree, and could see smoke. It didn't look big, so my guess is that it's a controlled fire, like from a chimney, but I won't know for sure until I just go over there. I hope I don't get murdered. If I do, please complete my mission for me. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireCricket has to keep reapplying the special makeup that makes him look more human, and things are even worse, because he's run out. Even when we get back home, we'll have to mix more from scratch. We just hope not to freak anybody out too much. So far, so good. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseGood news, I'm leaving the hospital today. I'm going to sleep in my own bed tonight. I'm so grateful for the doctors for taking care of me, and for making me realize the error of my ways. I'm grounded in reality now. I just want everything to be normal again. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"Not everyone who came in was good. Two lawyers snuck into my room in case I wanted to sue my boss. I’m not entirely sure how they found out about what happened, but I don’t appreciate my private story being—oh, wait, I’m the one who told them, aren’t I?" #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusI am indeed on Lorania, and I just met the Island Keeper, who has asked me to stop using my device, so this will be my final message for a bit. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe've been asked to stop posting for a little while. The survival school is coordinating with Warroard regarding recent developments. Will update later. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI'm back home, and sleeping a lot. When I'm not asleep, and even when I am, I'm trying to work some things out, so I'll be going radio silent for a time. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"I've grown so used to it that it's become my resting state. Joy is something that I can fathom, because there are times when I'm less depressed than other times. But not depressed at all? Is that even a thing? I've genuinely never been sure about that." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusI've not lived on Dardius my whole life, but I've lived here for most of it, and I have never heard of anyone called the Island Keeper of Lorania. As far as I know, there's nothing special about it. It's secondary to Tribulation Island. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireOkay, the survival school isn't going to allow funds from a town to pay our way back to Kansas City. Part of getting back is using our resources wisely, which includes other people, but that would be over the line. That sounds fair to us. We'll figure it out. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI'm going to be making a big change in my life. I have to. I have to leave my past behind, and move on to something greater. I don't know what that will be, but I won't get there by staying in one place. Wink, wink. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"They insisted that they come see me here instead. They say that nothing has changed about where they live, or the way that they live, so they want to see where I am, and how I’m doing. I think that’s okay, even though things aren’t super great right now." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
March
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Year of SilenusApparently, a long time ago, in a really old timeline, there was a programmed intelligence named Harrison. He belonged to the first generation of true AIs, so his legal independence was iffy. He worked-slash-was owned by a time traveler named Ulinthra. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe're working for bus tickets. The Mayor's brother's house's fence needs a new coat of paint. He'll pay us each ten dollars. That doesn't sound like much, but that's the weird inflation thing going on in this universe. It's about half what we need for tickets. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseMy parents are flying in to visit today. I cleaned up the attic bedroom where I live, and a lot of the rest of the house. Once the rental car place opens, I'll walk down there, and then just head for the airport early; maybe have breakfast out there. #nervous #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"Everything was on the outside of security, which I didn’t have a problem with. Since getting through security was so much faster than at other airports, it was fine. You didn’t have to get there three years early, because you’re already just right there!" #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusSomehow, Harrison ended up on Tribulation Island during its very early days, when there was only a handful of people on the planet. At some point, he moved to Lorania, which he has been watching over ever since, but he won't tell me why it's necessary. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireAll right, the fence is done. It looks pretty good, I must say. Now maybe one of us can make it all the way down to Kansas City, or we could possibly both get halfway. It's not entirely clear how it works. We'll need a ride to the bus stop. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseDon't look for me. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"The humans would be splattered red against the walls if this safety feature didn’t exist, which was why the redundancies for the redundancies on all of these interstellar ships had multiple stages of redundancies on top of their redundant redundancies." #salmonverse #fishquotes
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Year of SilenusIsland Keeper Harrison says that he can lead me to the tracker who lives on this island, but he can't make them help me find Silenus, which I never thought he would. I wasn't planning on coercing anyone to do anything. We're going on a hike tomorrow. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireSomething's wrong. We've been staying at the inn, like you do in a small town. When we woke up this morning, everyone was gone. Warroad looks like that town that we passed on our walk here, completely abandoned. Send help, but we're leaving. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseSeriously, don't look for me. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"So it seemed rather odd, not that some evil religious order wasn’t controlling the masses alongside the evil empire, but that no one on the planets they had been to so far had taken comfort in the mystical. Was this agnosticism enforced…or incidental?" #salmonverse #fishquotes
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Year of SilenusHarrison doesn't get tired. I don't know what his power source is, but he doesn't seem at all worried. Meanwhile, I'm over here, strugglin' to breathe as we're headin' up this mountain. Fortunately, he doesn't get tired, so he's carryin' all my stuff. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe're back on the road, but still not back to moving on foot. We left our bicycle-wagon contraption behind, and now we both have two decent modern bikes, so that's at least a nice change. It's still bloody cold, but at least these don't constantly squeak. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseDue to extenuating circumstances, I won't be posting about my daily life on my blog for at least the next week. I don't want to leave my readers hanging, so I've been preparing for these big changes to my life. Coming up are five scheduled stories from my past. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"I was still afraid of heights—which, like I said, is rational—but older, stronger, and more confident in my abilities. So we got out, checked the depth of the water below the cliff, and then made the short trek to the top, where we jumped off together." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusWe're on the outer edge of the tracker's territory. Harrison says that we must make camp, and wait for them to come to us. They're on this remote island for a reason, and it's not because they like visitors. It has to be their choice. I need patience. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe're riding on fully paved roads now, which is a lot better. We also managed to grab a map before we left this time, so we'll always know where we are, even if we do end up encountering more ghost towns that ought to be alive. We also procured food and water. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseYou've heard of the Freshman 15? Well, I gained 45 pounds in college. Then I just kept going from there. At my heaviest, I was 206.6 pounds, which is too heavy for my height. I'll always remember it: one pound for every bone, plus a bone that's not always there. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"I was terrible in school, and that was annoying, because I wasn’t cool either, so everyone assumed that I was a nerd, but I wasn’t anything. I even did poorly in English, and related subjects. The way I see it, I’m more of a storyteller than a wordsmith." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusIf I'm being honest, I don't love the woods. It brings up some pretty terrible memories from my childhood. Everything ended up okay, but it might not have. In one timeline, it didn't. You already know all about it, but I'll recap for you next. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe know that we've not posted in a while, but there's a good reason for that. We have passed multiple towns on our way south, hoping that someone there can help us get back home, and they've all disappeared. We think it's us. We're…doing something to spacetime. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseOne time, I spent thirty seconds in Iowa while I was taking a train from Kansas City to Chicago. During one stop, they waited just long enough for a handful of people to get on, so I stepped off just to say I had been there. It sucked, I hate Iowa.#BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"I didn’t always get that most people don’t move around this much. As adults, they can return to their childhood bedrooms to find them just as they were. The last room I slept in before leaving the nest is my dad’s home office now. I never stopped moving." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusThe tracker has come to us. Harrison warned me that it could take days, but she woke us up. I thought she might difficult to communicate with, if she's not used to being around others, but she's perfectly pleasant. She's agreed to help me find Silenus. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireIt may be time for us to reassess our plan. If we're making entire towns of people disappear randomly, then we can't rightly return to Kansas City, or go anywhere else, for that matter. Our current thought is to go hide in the woods somewhere, away from people. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI always hated school. I became so passionately against the system that I devised multiple alternate plans for my stories. Too much emphasis is placed on standardization, and not enough in finding a person's true natural talent. There are better ways, I know it. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"I literally signed the paper on the very last day allowed, and had to take a test with everyone else on my first day of the new class. I aced it, by the way, even though I had zero time to so much as open the book, so don’t act like you’re not impressed." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusThe tracker has asked me not to divulge her name, which works out, because she never told me what it is. She suggested that I just refer to her as Tracker Four. I don't know if that means she's the fourth best, or if it's random, but it works for me. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireClaire and I have been talking a lot about what we're going to do about the whole 'making people disappear just by being around them' thing. We're going to do what was always Plan B, and live in the bush. We'll eventually run out of battery, so no more posting. #CricketandClaire
Story Quote"My bosses asked me repeatedly to be a supervisor when I was a lifeguard too. I eventually regretted declining both of those jobs. I would have made a little extra money, which could have come in handy later. I just didn’t trust my leadership skills yet." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
Bored in BoreverseI've hated every job I have ever had, for one reason or another. Some of them look better in hindsight, but none of them was all that pleasant. The best one I've ever had wasn't even had by me. Only my alternate has it, so he updated me on it through spacetime. #BoredinBoreverse
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Year of SilenusThe most famous temporal tracker is simply named Tracker, a.k.a. Vidar Wolfe. He can detect and access spacetime anomalies, and sort of…sniff people out. Tracker Four apparently finds connections between others. If Silenus is alone, he's out of reach. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireCricket was about to tell you where we were going, but I stopped her. You can't know where we're gonna hide out. A well-adjusted person wouldn't come looking for us if they thought that we could make them disappear from reality. Not everyone is well-adjusted. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI'm not gonna tell you where I am. The reason my last five posts were all scheduled, and about my past, was because I skipped town, and needed a time buffer to get my affairs in order. I AM from another universe, and I won't let anyone treat me like I'm crazy. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"When he turned back to ask for permission to leave the asteroid, Pontus was gone. Beside him were Weaver and Eight Point Seven in her humanoid form. 'How did you do that? Did you have that body ready and waiting?' // She was just as surprised as he was." #salmonverse #fishquotes
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Year of SilenusTracker Four gave me a noninvasive examination, mostly by waving her clawed hands over my head. She couldn't discern a trail to Silenus, except a very old one, so I had to explain that he and I had only crossed paths once, and it was indeed long ago. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe're going to be so far away from people that no one should be able to stumble upon us. Just to be safe, we'll have to leave any trackable tech behind. We'll replace it with as many supplies as we can carry: food, water purification; all the necessary stuff. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseEverything I said while I was hospitalized—and everything after that—was a huge lie. It's true, I was under the influence of a parasite, which made me think that I was destroying portals over the city, but everything before that was all me, and it was all real. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"Everyone jolted their heads to find her leaning casually against the doorframe. They looked back to see the other Olimpia, still perched next to them on the couch. Mateo reached out, swept his hand through one shoulder, out the other, and back again." #salmonverse #fishquotes
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Year of SilenusAfter the exam was over, I realized that Harrison was gone. A few hundred meters away, we found a woman who Tracker Four didn't recognize, but she kept to herself, so that didn't mean the stranger didn't belong. The woman said this wasn't the right reality, though. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireAll right, followers. This is our last post. As we said, you can't know where we're going. Thanks for coming along on our journey with us. It looks like it's over now, and this will be our final world. I hope we didn't cause too much damage. Don't look for us. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI'm no longer living in Kansas City. I ran away even though I'm really not supposed to do that due to my weird citizenships status, but what are they gonna do, deport me? To where? I'm FROM this country…just a different version of it. Now I live in the shadows. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"Some friends helped me set up a shadow workstation. As long as I always post from the cage, I can’t be traced, and as long as I don’t mention any specifics about my location, I can’t be found. I have to go now. I booked a boat ride on the Chicago River." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusMadam Sriav is from another timeline, or something, and like, a million light years away. That's not super weird. I was born on Earth, but Dardius is in another galaxy. She didn't come here the same way that we all did, and she had no reason to leave. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireThis is an automated OdanaDrone message, sent on behalf of the human users of this joint social account, Cricket and Claire. They've left their electronics behind, but we are still observing them, and will continue to report back as archivetweet. Please stand by. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI'm famous, y'all. Well, famous in some circles. I've just gotten word that the authorities have begun to distribute my image all over Chicago in the hopes of locating me, and bring me to justice for skipping out on Kansas City. News flash: I'm not really there! #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"I would never hide where someone might think to look for me. That’s Lam 101. I never said anything about Philadelphia. Why don’t you check there? Or I know, how about the entirety of China? My advice, cut your losses, and move on to more important cases." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusI keep getting sidetracked by things, but there's nothing I can do about it. I have to help Madam Sriav get back home, and also find Harrison. Only then will I be able to track down Silenus. The three of us are going to the mainland to sort this out. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireOut of respect to their privacy, and their wish to be alone, we will not be divulging Cricket and Claire's specific location, but we'll update you on their endeavors, struggles, failures, and successes. Our confidentiality algorithm is the best on the market. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseMy new friends here have set me up with a new identity, but they didn't do it for free, so I need to look for work to start paying them back, as well as my regular bills. They've offered me a job, but…I don't really wanna do whatever they have on their minds. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"I can grimace. If you need someone to grimace awkwardly, and make everyone in the room feel incredibly uncomfortable, I am your man. What I don’t like about the other two things is that my health and sanitation standards are higher than anyone else’s." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusThere's no normal way to get onto the island, but there's an easy way off of it. All we need to do is trek back to the main beach, and activate the emergency teleportation terminal. I'll just need to make sure it spits us out somewhere safe. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireIt's been two days since Cricket and Claire decided to find a remote part of the continent to live. They've traveled many kilometers in an undisclosed direction, and are still too close to civilization to stop and make a permanent camp. They will keep searching. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI got a job as a janitor. I was debating whether to tell you what kind of place it was, but there is no good way to describe it that doesn't give too much away. It would be like if I claimed to work at Hollywood's biggest movie studio, or something like that. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"I still don’t really know what exactly they do there, but it must be pretty sensitive stuff. They lock everything up in their special desks, even when they’re only leaving for the restroom. I’ve yet to see a single piece of paper that isn’t still blank." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusThe teleportation terminal has been destroyed. Someone wanted me on this island, and now someone wants me to stay. I'm not sure if it's the same person or not, or even if this is a good or bad thing. They could be hurting me, or trying to protect me. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireIt's been a week now since Cricket and Claire have seen any sign of people around. They've decided to start looking for a place to make camp. It must be close to a source of fresh water, be protected from the elements, and sustainable. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseThe people who set me up with my new life aren't super happy that I've gotten my job. They seemed to think that I would be desperate enough to start working for them. Now I believe they're not going to give me any choice. This was probably their plan all along. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"It's not always obvious, like when I first came to this world, and kept getting sick. Someone went missing after I started working at the nursery, and now this? I know, it sounds self-aggrandizing to think that everything is all about me, but come on." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusHello. My name is Lotos Summerfield. I've hacked into Silenus' account to search for answers. Chloe has not posted in days. I was her most loyal follower on social media, and her last post implied that she was in trouble, so I've been investigating. #SignedLotos #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireQuick update: They have found a place to make camp, and have begun building their permanent shelter. We believe that they are going to be okay. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseLike many kids, when my parents used to ask me how I was doing, I would usually say, "fine" and I was usually not so fine, but I didn't want to get into it. But "usually" is not a synonym for "always" and in this case, I really am fine. Nothing to report today. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"They were now in the middle of a grassy park. To one side of them was a giant bosom, and to the other a giant phallus. Behind them stood a red castle, and before them was the target museum, which was the second bosom. This was Washington D.C. all right." #salmonverse #fishquotes
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Year of SilenusI've done all I can for Chloe from the mainland, reaching out to all of my contacts, particularly the psychics, but now my only choice is to go to Lorania myself. If she's still there—and still alive—her communications may have been shut off. #SignedLotos #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireThe insects in this area are a problem that is growing every day. They've made good progress on their shelter, and they're catching fish to smoke and save, but they may already have to move. If these bites continue, they could ultimately prove fatal. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI don't think that I can stall them any longer. The people who gave me my new identity are all but demanding that I help them with an unrelated project. I've not even asked them what it is, because I don't have any skills to speak of, so how could I help anyway? #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"They spent hours on this, but it wasn’t boring for most. Leona was so articulate and informative with her lessons, it was as if she had known that this would be requested, and had rehearsed it. But that was a sign of being a true authority on something." #salmonverse #fishquotes
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Year of SilenusA lot of people don't know this, but there are these sort of wormhole things that connect various different points on Dardius. You can go anywhere you want without planes or powers. But you will need two things: a rift stabilizer, and a map. I don't have the map. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireUnfortunately, the worst may happen. Claire has fallen ill, probably from having been exposed to a nasty insect here. Cricket is doing all he can to treat the symptoms, but they're going to need real medical intervention. We must now consider direct assistance. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI'm in a tight spot here. Yes, I could run again, just like I did from Kansas City. No one helped me get out of there. I only secured assistance once I arrived wherever it is I am now. But now that I am here, I've started a trail…a trail that might be followed. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"Unless I die, or get caught, then you may never hear from me again. My new 'bosses' never actually said that I would be involved in something illegal, but we met when they did something illegal for me, so I guess I’ve been assuming that this whole time." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusI should have said this before, but when I'm the one who's posting something on Silenus' account, you'll see the hashtag #SignedLotos. Once I hand it back over to Chloe, she'll start signing again. I swear, we'll find Silenus one day, and give it all back to him. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireCricket is strong. He's an advanced posthuman who's quite resistant to illness, but whatever disease the insects are spreading are too much for him too. Neither of them can go out to seek help. They can barely move. We've agreed to expose ourselves, and step in. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseYesterday, in my regular post, I cracked a sort of not-so-funny joke about being asked to mow someone's lawn, or babysit their kid, instead of something illegal, or even nefarious. As it turns out, the job I was forced to do was a combination of the first three. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"The first clients that they had in this business were reportedly themselves. They’re cagey about how they got started, which is understandable, but my guess is that they used to work for the DMV, or social security, or something else along those lines." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusIt took a few days, but I've secured a map. Well, I stole it, but it's a matter of life and death so I don't feel bad about it. It'll be forever before anyone realizes that I took it from the artifact warehouse. They're dealing with so much other crap. #SignedLotos #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe sent our best medical team to treat Cricket and Claire for their mysterious illness. We are aware that it may cause the team to disappear, but they know the risks, and have all volunteered. We'll update on their recovery. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI'm on the run again, not from the authorities, but the people who gave me my new life here. I turned them in for kidnapping their "daughter" and they weren't happy about it. I didn't tell the cops who I am, but it's only a matter of time before they learn. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"When they installed all this gear, I took notes, some in my head, but some on a paper receipt from my wallet. When you’re on the run, you can’t trust anyone. I built a replica of their handiwork at a second location, and that’s where I am now, in hiding." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusAs you might imagine, a map of the random rifts in spacetime doesn't just tell you exactly what path to take. It shows you one that COULD lead to where you wanna go. Once you cross over, the map will need to update, depending on a number of variables. #SignedLotos #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireCricket and Claire are both improving medically, but we have been caught. Now they know that we have been tracking and watching them, which they suspected a while back due to a few unavoidable contributions we made to their journey. Some decisions must be made. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseThis universe has gone back to being boring. Don't get me wrong, I'm so anxious about the chance of being caught by the ID makers or the authorities that I can't sleep at all, but there's nothing to do. I now only have two activities, which are to sit…and pray. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"The cops think that she just watched something on TV one time, and she’s conflating the memory with her own life, but she doesn’t think so, and neither do I. So far, no one has found me in my hiding place, but I’m about to put that all at risk yet again." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusThe way the evolving map works, waypoints are color coded. Your destination is shown as a violet dot. Red dots can be pretty much ignored. The further along the color spectrum a dot is, the more likely it is to lead you to your destination…eventually. #SignedLotos #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe believed that our plan of following Cricket and Claire around on their journey to survive in the wilderness alone with very few supplies would go well. Should they ever need us, we would be there to help. We did not anticipate this happening so soon. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI'm no longer in hiding, but on the run, and I'm no longer alone… #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"She is four months from turning eighteen, at which point, she’ll be able to make her own decisions. She says that her first order of business will be to submit to a DNA test, so they can find her true family. We can only hope that she is in the system." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusI've been all over the world today, finding rifts, and jumping through. My rift stabilizer is running out of power, and I have no means of recharging it. The nearest possible exit is pretty indigo. I reckon there's a 50-50 shot that it goes to Lorania. #SignedLotos #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireThis is Cricket and Claire. We're back online. Based on some knowledge that we have regarding the nature of those who provided us with our initial medical care, we have chosen to risk going to a hospital for a second opinion. No disappearances yet. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI'm trying to stay ahead of the people who are after me and the teenage girl that I ended up having to rescue. Some call it kidnapping, but she came very willingly, and she can leave whenever she wants. I'm the only one who can protect her from those monsters. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"With disaster somehow averted by the truth, they participated in an impromptu moment of silence, each of them lost in their own minds. Goswin stared at the broken flowers on the ground as the wind picked up, and did begin to scatter them down the hill." #salmonverse #fishquotes
24
Year of SilenusI'm on Lorania. No sign of Chloe yet, but that's no big surprise. What is big is the island, so it's gonna take a lot more than a single point of ingress to locate her. I really hope that she's still around here somewhere, though, and alive, of course. #SignedLotos #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe're not technically done recovering, but we've decided to leave the hospital against doctor recommendation. We still can't be around other people. Everyone around us is in danger. We don't know how to stop them from disappearing, or how to bring anyone back. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseWe've gone as far as we can go. Literally. We hit water at the edge of the country, and we don't have access to a boat. I suppose it's time to give up, and just let our pursuers do whatever they want. LOL, psych. This was all a misdirect. I'll explain tomorrow. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"Mateo and Olimpia were relieved by this until Leona pointed out that they were probably not there to keep people out, but to trap any thieves inside in the event of a breach. If they were going to break in, teleporting was likely the worst way to do it." #salmonverse #fishquotes
25
Year of SilenusThe thing about Tribulation Island is you can't hide there unless you're really, really good at it. Lorania is a different story. There's really only one reason for anyone to be here. It's something that's very special, and I don't know where it is. #SignedLotos #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe're out of the hospital. We found two bikes at the end of the loading dock, which is a very strange place to put them. We believe that they were left for us, so we did the only logical thing by ignoring them, and going on foot. Once again, don't look for us. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI really wanna tell you the big twist in this most recent part of my story, but I don't have the space here to explain it all, so you're just going to have to wait until later today when my full blog post is released. It will all make sense. I'm not a bad guy. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"Besides that, my only prior experiences with Iowa have involved driving behind incredibly frustratingly slow drivers. I hate Iowa, I never ever wanted to come here, and even though you didn’t know that about me, I felt like it was the best place to hide." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
26
Year of SilenusIt would help if someone worked here, and could show me around, or assist in the search for Chloe. Then again, I wouldn't be able to trust anyone, because they might be the one responsible for her disappearance. I don't know what to do! I'm hopeless! #SignedLotos #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireIt's gonna take us a long time to get away from whatever population center this is. We should have grabbed a paper map. There's one on this device, but we can't take it with us. We're going to study it for a few minutes, and then leave everything behind…again. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI scheduled this post to go out automatically. If I didn't get another chance to stall it, it means that I've been taken. Maybe it was the cops, or maybe the ID makers. It was probably the ID makers. I made them pretty angry. It looks like my journey is over. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"Neither option sounds particularly appetizing to me. The U.S. has strong extradition policies with both neighbors in every version of Earth that I’ve been to. I think the best thing I can do now is turn myself in. I’ll do it, but I have some conditions." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
27
Year of SilenusI've been on Lorania for a few days now. On the second day, I found Chloe's bed, which was transported here from her home on the mainland. It hasn't been used since she got out of it, but that doesn't mean she's not still here somewhere. Still looking. #SignedLotos #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe've been walking for a couple of weeks now. We've come upon a cabin with electricity, running water, and a regular TV signal. There's no internet, and spotty satellite coverage, but we've been watching the news. It's bad. It's really bad. More disappearances. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseFor a while now, I've been giving you details meant to divert attention from what's really going on. I've lied about where I was, and I lured the ID makers away from the person they were really looking for. I'm done lying. I'm truly on my way to Kansas City now. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"A lot of people have been really patient and helpful with me, but it’s really done a number on my anxiety. As bad as jail sounds to me, at least I’ll have a place to sleep at night. As weird as it may sound to you, I’m most looking forward to the food." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
28
Year of SilenusSomething fishy is happening here; even fishier than I knew. Obviously, the first thing I did on the island was ping Chloe's device, and obviously it didn't ping back, or I would have gone straight to it. It has suddenly appeared on my friend locator. #SignedLotos #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClairePeople are disappearing all over the world with absolutely no explanation. There seems to be some disagreement about whether it's even happening or not. Some people are aware that these cities were once populated, but others doubt it. Maybe it's not our fault? #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI've been delaying turning myself in for the last few hours. I decided that I didn't want to leave you completely hanging. I'm not a wizard; I couldn't write all future posts at once, but I scheduled a few while I'm being processed. They're about my past again. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"I’ve rewritten the majority of this book at least four times, and revised it any number of times in between. It’s taken as long as it has to finish because I have never stopped growing as a writer, and perfecting my skills, technique, and personal voice." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
29
Year of SilenusI'm staking out the area where Chloe's device is located. I'm not just going to walk up to it, and let myself be ambushed. That's probably what happened to her, but I'm the third person to use this account, so I'm more suspicious. Of everything. #SignedLotos #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireIf you think about it, it never made a whole ton of sense that we were the cause of the disappearances. We weren't even in the first town where it happened when it happened. We found it like that. But time. Time is a weird thing. We know that better than anyone. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseHere's something you don't know. Most dragonflies are just dragonflies, but some are surveillance drones that a bulk-traveling race of Judge/Jury/Executioner aliens use to see if a civilization ought to be sterilized before the locals wreck the environment. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"Maybe they’ll stick me in one of those jail cells with a computer and an internet connection. They have those, right? I dunno, this universe is unfamiliar to me. There’s more to get into about how my blog operates, so maybe I’ll get around to it later." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
30
Year of SilenusThe phone was just sitting in the grass as if she had only dropped it. I can't get into it without her code or biometrics, but here's my hypothesis. Satellite connection has been spotty. I think maybe it just pinged me because it was suddenly restored. #SignedLotos #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireIf we're not the cause of the disappearances, we could be next. We don't know if that's better or worse. Living with ourselves as the only survivors of this planet would have been torture, but now we're like everyone else. Or still not, we don't know anything. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseIn my last post, I noted that I had a few hundred followers, but I looked at it again after I scheduled that, and learned that it's up to over 4,000. I guess people are interested in hearing from a crazy person who thinks he's from an alternate version of Earth. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"They saw a few alternates on the bridge, but they assumed that that was just some temporal glitch, since they quickly disappeared. They didn’t think that those other selves still existed somewhere. How many splits were created that they didn’t witness?" #salmonverse #fishquotes
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Year of SilenusI don't know where I went, but something pulled me from where I was standing, or rather tried to. Unfortunately for whoever did the spiriting, I dropped a personal spatial tether on the ground, which lets me always snap back to it, even through time. #SignedLotos #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe've just now realized that this cabin we're squatting in may have owners who could return at any moment, or we can declare ourselves the new owners, because the originals now no longer exist. We shudder to think. Literally. Should we stay? Is the world ending? #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI'm out of jail. I'll tell you about it in my full blog post tomorrow, but a lot of things happen to me over the weekend that I never could have predicted, and there will surely be even more stuff by the time I can write it all down. People came to my rescue. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"But nothing was actually misplaced. It was just to keep everyone busy while they executed the heist. They didn’t consider the possibility that an artifact was genuinely misplaced without their intervention, probably accidentally. A flaw in their plan." #salmonverse #fishquotes
April
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Year of SilenusI've loaded a special tracking program on my device, and set a short delay on my tether. Hopefully whoever tried to take me away will try again, and I'll be able to get some answers. I'm assuming that they have Chloe too, and maybe even Silenus. #SignedLotos #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireIf we don't know what's causing the disappearances, we may as well try to help in some way besides just hiding out in the middle of nowhere. We're on our way to Minneapolis to find the nearest group of scientists, and asked them to study us however they need to. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseOoo, I still can't tell you anything. Stay tuned for the blog post later today. I started writing it up yesterday, but I'm still not done with it. I may have to break it into two parts, and post the next one tomorrow. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"They’ve promised to cover all of my legal fees, including whatever it might cost if I decide to countersue the state, the federal government, or anyone else. I don’t think that I’m going to do that. I’m not sure what my case would be, and I’m not greedy." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
2
Year of SilenusAll right, kids, I have my coordinates. I fiddled around with Chloe's device, and triggered the summoning again. This time, I stuck around long enough to see her face, as well as Silenus'. I saw no one else, though. Now I just need to find a way back. #SignedLotos #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe walked for a couple of days until we came across a working car in yet another ghost town. We figured that no one was going to miss it. If there is any getting those people back from wherever they went, it lies in studying the intrusion of two aliens like us. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI'm still in the government-paid-for hotel room, livin' it up with round-the-clock protection, as much room service as I want, and all the boring TV this world has to offer. Plus, there doesn't seem to be any mister-or-missus-you-can't-use-so-many-hyphenates. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"Not everyone is gonna believe me at all, or be on my side. They’ll expect me to pay for my crimes, and won’t let the FBI, a private organization, or anyone else exonerate me, even under special circumstances. Weekend jail sounds like a good deal to me." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
3
Year of SilenusChloe and Silenus are being held in the middle of nowhere in Sutvindr. It seems weird to me to let her go all the way to Lorania, only to take her back to where she was before all of this. Well, that's what the tracker says, so that's where I'm goin'. #SignedLotos #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireNothing specific to report, but we've almost made it to our new destination. The radio tries to list all of the empty towns in the world, but there's a lot now, so that's getting harder to listen to. We never heard Minneapolis on that list, though. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI have a hearing scheduled for tomorrow, so I'll finally come face-to-face with the judge who is going to decide my fate. I'm meeting with my people today, where I'm sure they'll all advise me to tone down the 'alien from another universe' talk. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"Were there too many bored doctors? Were there a ton of patients who were later discovered to have been unfit for legal proceedings, which resulted in severe damage to their welfare? Or maybe there was one highly publicized case that shifted perception." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
4
Year of Silenus[This account has not posted new content within 24 hours, triggering an enabled automessage regarding the lapse in user activity, and suggesting the increased chances of a poor outcome for the user's well-being. More to follow in the case of persistent absence.] #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe're at the border of Minneapolis, stopped in the middle of the road here at the sign for the official city limits. There's a huge crowd of people with signs, welcoming us. We have not been monitoring our social stats. I think we're famous now. Is that…good? #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI just told you in my last blog post that I used to get nausea whenever I experienced something new due to the intense anxiety. The worst was before I knew how to stick two fingers down my throat, but it all got better as I aged. It happened again this morning. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"I first have to draw up a Rehabilitation Plan, which includes these two things, plus therapy, an active search for gainful employment, and of course, a detailed strategy for nonrecidivism. It’s not like I can do it one way, and then change my mind later." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
5
Year of Silenus[Another 24 hours have passed, implying according to the user's own account parameters, that he has been killed, or significantly incapacitated. By the stipulations codified in his own emergency package, a rescue team will be dispatched to his last known location.] #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe only came to Minneapolis because it was the largest city in the area. We didn't have a real plan, or any idea who specifically we could contact for our issue. A task force of scientists and other researchers has already formed in preparation for our arrival. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI think I'm gonna be okay. My nausea is gone, and it's all thanks to this Earth's speedy judicial system. It's the anticipation that kills me, but I've received my sentence, and I'm carrying it out starting tonight. I prefer to know the future, even if it's bad. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"That will make the schedule much simpler, and less stressful. Plus, the therapy isn’t something that I can put off, because it’s crucial to my consistent progress, so I’ll be signing up for evening sessions, depending on what my work hours end up being." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
6
Year of SilenusHOLY CRAP, IT FEELS GOOD TO BE BACK! It's Silenus. Chloe caught me up with what she was doing to locate me, and then Lotos caught us both up after he took over my account once she went missing too. There's a lot to tell, so you better make like a jock and strap in! #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe've consented to just about any and all tests that the scientists would care to perform on us, both noninvasive and invasive alike. It might not become pleasant for us, but it will be worth the sacrifice if it helps put the people of this world back together. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseBy the time you read this, I will already be in weekend jail. They don't let me have internet in there, which is probably a multiversal law to prevent further crime. So I'll just have to schedule random musings for you each week before I go back in on Fridays. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"She frowned. 'This isn’t even my body.' The cut on her forehead had since healed into a scar, which perhaps alternate or shifted versions of her would be able to use to tell each other apart, but it meant nothing to the other three members of the crew." #salmonverse #fishquotes
7
Year of SilenusThe last thing I remember, I was on the brink of death. In the present day, I'm on my way to the doctor to see what's wrong. This isn't my original body. It was built for me, but no one knows for sure who did it, so it could have been sabotaged from the very start. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireThe researchers have so far only asked us questions. They've not taken any blood samples, or shined lights in our eyes. We don't really know what they plan on doing, but for now, it's all about the story. "Who are we?" "Where are we from?" That kind of thing. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI'm getting nervous again. I've accepted my situation, but I've still never been to jail before. They can tell me all the want what I should expect, but it's not going to change the fact that I've not experienced it yet. It will get better, it just takes time. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"Ramses shrugged. 'I’m thinking about calling the thing that I stole the Motherbox.' // 'No,' Leona and Olimpia rejected in unison, as did Marie who happened to be passing by in the hallway. // He smirked, having hoped to get a rise out of them for that." #salmonverse #fishquotes
8
Year of SilenusWeeks ago, I woke up in a dark room with a bunch of other people, or at least that's what I thought they were. They were standing up, but not moving. I assume that they were mannequins, but I don't know that for sure. I couldn't move, and no one responded to me. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireToday, they began to do some minimally invasive tests on us, taking samples of all kinds to get the clearest possible picture of our genetic makeup. Of course they are far more interested in Cricket, who doesn't look like any human they have ever seen before. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseWhen people are sent to prison or jail in movies, it's usually depicted to be pretty scary. To the characters who work there, that seems to be the point. Your fear is part of your rehabilitation…or "rehabilitation" rather. They didn't make me feel that here. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"All of this stuff is mostly for the first time you go there, but they warned me that they will periodically make me go through it all again, so I should never try to rely on a consistent schedule. Once I was cleared for lockup, they gave me a quick tour." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
9
Year of SilenusI was in a healing chamber, recovering from whatever was initially wrong with me, which leads me to believe that whoever took me was not the cause of it, but there is a chance that it was just all part of the plan. No one tried to talk to me. No one ever talked. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWhile we're not undergoing tests, evaluations, or interviews, they put us up in a luxury hospital suite. This is where all the rich people get their healthcare. It is very nice of them, they didn't have to do that. It's good to relax after the hustle, though. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI'm #HouseHunting. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"My former employer even says that they’ll loan me last month’s and first month’s rent at a new place once the FBI stops covering, as long as I have a job offer in my inbox. I don’t even have to take the job, though I’ll probably accept one of these soon." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
10
Year of SilenusOnce I was done recovering from my medical issues, shadows placed a film screen in front of me. I say shadows, not because they were supernatural creatures, but just because it was really dark, so I couldn't make anyone out. They showed me movies. A bunch of them. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireSo far, the scientists have not found anything interesting in my blood, and all of the things that are interesting about Cricket can be explained by his many bio-upgrades. Nothing tells them what might be causing people to disappear. They're still working on it. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI'm #JobHunting. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"Honest hour? As honest as I am on this thing, I sometimes adjust details to protect the innocent, or even the guilty. I’ve been known to spend hours coming up with a fictional company that I mention only once in a story just to avoid using a brand name." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
11
Year of SilenusI don't know if these films that I watched were real documentaries, or fictional ones that are meant to look like real ones, but they were bizarre. They claimed all this obviously false history of the universe. They were consistent, though, I'll tell you that much. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireIt's been a while since we've posted because the research has not progressed very far. They're learning a lot about transhumanism, but nothing explains why people all over the world are disappearing. Total population has dwindled to the millions at this point. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI'm #TherapistHunting. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"It’s not even a sexual thing, as I’m also attracted to men. I’ve just always found women to generally be more patient, compassionate, and understanding. And also less violent, though that doesn’t mean any professional has ever attacked me, or anything." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
12
Year of SilenusThese propaganda films were obviously meant to indoctrinate me into something, but I couldn't hope to tell you what. As I'm writing this, I'm realizing that I can be as vague as I want about it, but I can't recall any details. Why is that? What did they do to me? #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWhile there is no discernible pattern to the mass global disappearances, and keeping track of them is difficult at best, researchers at other facilities who are focusing on the statistics now believe that we are about a week away from dipping below one million. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI received some info on my parole officer. This email reads like a bio for a dating show contestant, as if I have some choice in the matter. He seems like a decent guy, but that's on paper. We're having lunch, which seems too familiar to me, but it's his call. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"Though I never stepped one foot inside, on paper, I was sent to prison, so I’m still entitled to—and am indeed required to meet with—a parole officer while I complete the rest of my sentence, which includes weekend jail. Yes, there was a reason for this." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusThey kept moving me around to different rooms, and once again, they didn't explain why. I think I was teleported a few times, but they had me on fairly mild sedatives, and who knows what other drugs, to keep me focused on those enigmatic films. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireIt's happened. It's really difficult to keep count of the dwindling population, since any census takers could be lost along the way, but it's happening to entire cities all at once, so from current estimates, there are now only roughly 904,000 people left. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseSince I'll be in jail at the time of this scheduled post, let me tell you a quick joke, which some might find offensive, but "I am not the way I ought to be, I'm just the way I've got to be." Oh no, I ran out of room for the joke. I'll schedule it for Sunday. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"It was possible that every other Weaver or Holly Blue who took her copy of the crew to that place inevitably made the same choice to destroy it, only for her plan to be unknowingly thwarted by the next copy. Time and reality were now defined by chaos." #salmonverse #fishquotes
14
Year of SilenusAfter the films, I was left alone for days with no food or water. They wanted to show me how dependent I was on them. Then suddenly Chloe showed up, and told me that she had been looking for me. She was the first person I talked to in weeks. I'll let her continue. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireThe scientists have given up. Everyone has gone home to their families. Whatever is happening is bound to happen here sooner or later, and no one wants to waste their time trying to fix something that can't be fixed. It's everyone for themselves at this point. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseThat quote from my last #BoredinBoreverse post was from a song by one of my favorite bands. The lyric speaks me because I always feel like I'm not good enough, but in some ways, I can't really change. I just am who I am. Okay, now on to the joke. So a racist walks into a bar, and
Story Quote"Ramses planned to install teleporters on them, but that would also require temporal batteries or something, because they didn’t use any less fusion power than the rocket equation demanded for a regular launch, so it wasn’t like that solved the problem." #salmonverse #fishquotes
15
Year of SilenusHi, this is Chloe Nightingale again. Everything that Silenus just described after he was abducted pretty much happened to me too, however, I wasn't hurt. They stuffed me in a room, and made me watch propaganda films. It started out differently, though. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireYou can find the current statistics for the world population using other accounts, and other websites, but we might as well relay that information here. We're currently estimated to be at 422,500. The last time that happened was probably around 75,000 years ago. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseJail was a lot rougher this time. I'm not saying that I experienced some of the more horrific things that happen in prison in movies, and likely real life, but orientation weekend was nothing compared to the real thing. It didn't really prepare me for anything. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"My advocates called it hustling, and encouraged others not to criticize me for trying to make a buck, which is the most common reason for anyone to be locked up in a place like that, so they should all be able to relate to leaning into one’s strengths." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusI was not alone in my pursuit of Silenus. I conscripted the help of a tracker, who was taken by the shadows too. A woman from another world was with us at the time, though we did not get a chance to get to know her. I've not seen either of them since. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireSomeone released an app that counts the population down based on the pattern that emerged, which neither Claire nor I understand. It's good that they did so, because official reports are no longer coming in. The people who were doing that are probably gone too. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI took the job. I'll tell you all about it in today's full post, but I won't be able to detail my day-to-day responsibilities until I actually get there next Monday. It will be nice to come out of jail, and have something specific to look forward to next week. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"I’m this close to selecting an apartment. I found a nice complex with fully furnished units, but new, so I don’t have to worry about others having gotten their grubby little hands on the furniture—or worse—smoking around it. I’ll still clean everything." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusIf I get the chance, I will try to find Tracker Four, and the other woman, Madam Sriav. They could be anywhere in the world, anywhere in time, or in another parallel reality, or who knows where else? It sounds impossible now that I write it all out. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireSo far, everyone in Minneapolis is still around. While other parts of the world have struggled to keep count, because the disappearances are happening so frequently now, this city has kept up with it. No one has gone missing…yet. Maybe it's a refuge? Maybe not. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseMy session with my new therapist went pretty well, but it was noncontroversial. I just talked about how I grew up, and what life with my family was like. I told her that I was from another universe, but I didn't get into specifics yet. She's kinda hard to read. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"My company doesn’t foresee me needing to meet clients in person, and even if I do, I’ll probably have to go to them, but if one of them happens to be in the area, the second floor also has offices that can be rented by the hour, so that’s pretty handy." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusWe're all at the medical facility now, which is barely holding it together while our world is under attack. There is no denying now that people have gone missing, only to show up a couple of weeks later. Some even return before they disappear, but can't prevent it. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireMinneapolis has been unable to contact anyone else from around the world. Someone made a website to keep tabs on each other, and no one is updating it but us. As far as we can tell, we're the only city still standing. People are volunteering to scout in planes. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseMy new company gave me an advance, which will allow me to start filling up my kitchen with some food. The FBI is no longer paying my way, though I'm still using their computer. I'm going out today to look at them, and see if I can get one on an installment plan. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"I buy everything that I feel like eating that day, but that’s too much food, so I have to choose one for my next meal, and save the rest for later. Or I don’t wait, and eat all the things. That’s how I gained so much weight even after leaving college." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusThere's nothing physically wrong with me, at least nothing that the doctors can test for right now. I've asked them to check my brain, in case the illness I had was neurological, but they may not be able to accommodate me in this state of affairs. I may never know. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireThey launched some planes to start flying around to see if anyone else is anywhere else in the world, and just hasn't made contact yet. I should say that they sent one plane. It disappeared. Yes, Minneapolis is the only safe place to be now. Come to Minneapolis. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI woke up feeling super crappy. I was so out of it last night that I wasn't fully conscious while I was coughing and sweating. Now I'm so extremely tired, and I feel a headache coming on. This isn't good. I have to go to jail tonight! I forgot how that works! #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"I knew that I had to do something to actively fix this, so I called my parole officer, who basically ordered me to go to the pharmacy down the street. They have a clinic there for quick visits, which are only meant to give you an idea of what’s wrong." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusThere's nothing wrong with me either, #SignedChloe. // There's something wrong with me, #SignedLotos // #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireIt has finally begun. People have started to disappear from Minneapolis as well. I don't know why this was the last remaining light of the world, but it's about to be snuffed out as well. It's only a matter of time before this mysterious force takes us all away. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseSo first it was viral infection, and then bacterial, and later, it was parasitic. Now it's fungal? I'm just goin' down the line, aren't I? I sure hope I don't get a prion infection, because those are literally deadly. Anyway, they're sending me to prison for it! #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"He gazed upon the Primes. 'These versions will be our foundation. They—not I—will lead us into the future, and the past. They’ll stop the Reality Wars, and save all of mankind in the Sixth Key.' He figured that this choice would endear everyone to him." #salmonverse #fishquotes
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Year of SilenusLotos has been locked up, for his safety, and for others. He's been acting weird. I mean, I don't really know the guy, but he's been talking about the Reality Wars? Which doesn't really have anything to do with Dardius. We're worried that the brainwashing worked. #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireThere are a couple hundred of us now. We all live together in a recreational center. I mean, there are plenty of beds. We could each have our own country if we wanted, but if we're all gonna disappear, we've decided to do it together. Why are we still posting? #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseReal quick, let me schedule this up before I go. I need to clarify, some people only read my microblogging posts, and not my full posts. The prison has a medical ward, and the jail does not, so they'll be locking me up until I recover from this fungal infection. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"Korali showed Ramses where Ex-18118 was. It actually wasn’t too far from Ex-42, which again, no longer mattered. They could cross the span of the entire Goldilocks Corridor in a day from their perspective. Still, they were considering going there next." #salmonverse #fishquotes
22
Year of SilenusThis is Chloe again. I had to take this account back when Silenus was locked up right next to Lotos. He has been acting strange this whole time, but I was just so wrapped up in it all, I didn't see before. Have you noticed how different he talks now? #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireEleven. Eleven people are known to be left in the world. It won't be long now. We believe that we'll all disappear at the same time in our sleep. We're having one last meal together, and then watching the sun set. There's no more fighting it. Life is just…over. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseThe judge agreed to a compromise. My parole officer was trying to let me just stay in house arrest, but that sounded too much like a vacation, and I could maybe get the meal delivery driver sick. So I AM in the prison medical ward, but I DO have internet access. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"Fortunately, the judge agreed to give me a computer with internet access. This will allow me to start my job today, which is really important, because I don’t want to be fired on my first day. A big thanks to my parole officer, Leonard who fought for me." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusThings seem to be coming back together, but they're actually falling apart. Someone wants Dardius to add their forces to the Reality Wars, and I believe that that's precisely what is happening. The military is starting to recruit under false pretenses. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClairePopulation update: it's two. Everyone in Minneapolis is gone except for me and Claire. There was always a chance that this would happen, that we were immune to the disappearances, but a part of us didn't want to be the sole survivors. Because what happens now? #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseWork has been tough. It's been going so slow. I'm supposed to be able to communicate with colleagues using audio or video chat, but that's impossible with all this outdated tech. Still, I'm keeping up, and I can't complain. I should be grateful to have anything. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"I made the conscious decision to leave Kansas even though I was meant to stay put, and regularly report my goingson. If I hadn’t done that, I wouldn’t have been anywhere near the warehouse where I contracted the fungus in the first place. That’s on me." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusI'm on the run, and masking my location. The hospital locked up both Silenus and Lotos for their unusual behavior, along with other people, but it was only a matter of time before the issue spread beyond the cell bars. The whole world has gone crazy. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireClaire asked why I bother posting these when we both know that we're the only two people left standing in the world, but that's not true. We don't know for sure. The periodic census reports didn't come from magic. They were only estimates. We may not be alone. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI! AM! SO! BORED! […] I'M SO BORED!!!!!!!!!!! #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"In the meantime, I’m gonna keep working, staring at the wall during breaks, and occasionally hanging from the pull-up bar. That’s as much as I can do. When I was a child, I set the record for the highest number of pull-ups, but now I can’t do even one." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
25
Year of SilenusThose propaganda films that we all watched, they're doing something to people's minds. They're converting them, even when the viewers don't think that anything's wrong. I don't know if it didn't work on me, or if I've just not manifested symptoms yet. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireThis platform has a map that shows where our posts are being read. It doesn't give us exact coordinates, and it's usually so full of tinted circles that it only gives you a good idea of the distribution, but someone is reading these. Someone…in Central Africa. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseMy lawyer, the judge, the warden, and just about everyone read my post about how I thought that maybe I was poisoned in this prison. They're talking. I can't leave the room, so I don't precisely what they're talking about, but I may be getting a change in venue. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"I’m scheduled to go inside at 18:00 every Friday, and come out at 18:00 on Sunday. That’s 48 hours each time. Multiply that by 20, and you get 960 hours. That means on the 21st weekend, I could have left at 10:00 on Sunday. But now I’m up to 1064 total." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusI need help, this I know. We have to start some kind of countermovement to protect our planet from this infestation of minds. But how would we do that? How could we find each other? How could we ever TRUST each other? This is such a hopeless situation. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireThis is Claire. I do have a background in the military, but I was not a pilot. In action movies, ex-soldiers can usually just grab any helicopter or plane they find, and go off to make the bad guys pay. In real life, I wouldn't know any more about it than you. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseA few of my newer readers have pointed out that I shouldn't call my site and posts "Boreverse" because my life is anything but boring. I would agree with you, but that is how it started out, and I'm not just going to change it now. It's a brand, and I like it. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"Days later, a guy knocked on my door to ask if he could have the old door. I don’t know how important it was to him. Maybe he just broke it up, and used it for firewood for one day. Or maybe it changed his life forever. I’d like to imagine the latter." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
27
Year of SilenusI've been discovered, so I'm on the run again. I obviously can't tell you where, but it's very hard, because I can't teleport, or anything. I can't even use official teleporters, because they're all under control of the mind-controlled. I'm gonna die. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireThis is Cricket. It doesn't matter that you don't know how to fly. We will figure it out. We literally have all the time in the world. But to anyone reading, in Africa, or anywhere else, we're here. We're still alive. We can find each other. Don't give up hope. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI'm writing to you from home even though it's the weekend, because I'm not allowed to go to jail. Can you imagine that, being upset about not being let into jail. Life is a trip. I can't wait until I can go back, so later, I'll NEVER have to go back ever again. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"Goswin!Three jumped up to it, simultaneously shifting a golden grail into his hand. Once he had collected enough, he held up his free hand as if merely asking a waiter to stop adding parmesan. The sap stopped flowing after it let out the last few drops." #salmonverse #fishquotes
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Year of SilenusI don't wanna be such a pessimist, but I think our enemies have won. Maybe I should just surrender, and let it happen to me. What do they want, to win some war in another universe? Who am I to tell them that they shouldn't? No. I have to keep fighting. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireClaire again, the map doesn't tell us where we're meant to look. It could be anywhere in Central Africa. Heck, we're not even sure that where we're looking ought to be called that. Sure, let's go there. And then what will we do to narrow it down? Yell loudly? #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI've already run out a food. All the fruit went bad while I was in the prison, which I didn't expect to happen. I've been having to get delivery, but I request this thing I made up called contactless delivery, where they just leave it by the door. I'm a genius. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"They made it into orbit. Ramses had to stay with the Ambassador, so he could monitor the new hot pocket. He insisted that he do this alone, so the rest of the team could teleport into the facility, even though they had agreed to never let that happen." #salmonverse #fishquotes
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Year of SilenusThe conscripted soldiers are being called to action. They're heading to Tribulation Island, which is the only way off this planet, and into whatever messed up universe where they're being asked to fight. I guess all the brainwashed will be gone soon. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWhat Claire is missing is that the only reason we know that there are other people in the world is because someone is reading our posts. All they have to do is respond. I'm sure they'll do it soon, when they feel comfortable. // This is Claire, I'm not so sure. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseIt's a good thing they didn't let me go to jail, because I am not yet over this fungus. I'm feeling all right, but they sent a nurse to take my blood yesterday, and I'm still testing positive. My body is taking a long time to fight this off, and clear my system. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"If I were given such a terrible prognosis, I would probably start punching the air, and screaming at the top of my lungs. That might seem random to you, but I have two characters who can travel the bulkverse using those methods. It would be my last hope." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusOver the last few days, the brainwashed are leaving in droves. According to preliminary reports, about 2% of the population is naturally immune to the propaganda. They're just going to cut their losses, and leave that be. They're not going to hurt us. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireIt's been a week, and no one's responded to us. We keep getting hits on our posts, though. Someone's still reading them, and checking our profile. They have to be out there, somewhere vaguely in Africa. I insist that we head east, and try to find transportation. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseBreaking news, there is a crevice underneath the balcony above mine where a mama bird has decided to make her nest. I was gonna take it down, but I'm glad I didn't, because I hear baby birds chirping up there. There's poop all over, but whatever. I love animals. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"As hard as it is for me to live with who I am, I wouldn’t wanna be much like you either, because at least I can look in the mirror and see a specific person, instead of just a facsimile of everyone else in the world. I’m not special, but I’m not typical." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
May
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Year of SilenusThey're gone. They're all gone. I can't believe that it only took two weeks to evacuate almost the entire planet. Only a few hundred thousand of us are left to pick up the pieces: the outliers, the immune…and I don't know what's gonna happen to us now. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireClaire was right, flying a plane is a dangerous way to travel with our limited knowledge on the subject. We could probably figure out how to sail a boat within a relatively short time frame. So we're driving to New York City. Flag us down if you see us pass by. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI found a dead chick on my balcony. Some people online say that a sibling probably pushed it out. Others say that the mama may do this to conserve resources, but still others say that the mama would be more discreet. It was probably just curious and confused. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"I have no desire to die; now, or at any point in the future. If you only learn one thing about me, let it be the fact that I hate death more than anything in the worlds. That is why I hate smokers so much too, because I see them as an extension of death." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
2
Year of SilenusSome survivors of the brainwashing have been doing what they can to manage the new dynamic. A shocking few members of leadership turned out to be immune, but the four big ones are still here: the three owners, and their friend. They're coordinating. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireBack in the day, you never wanted to advertise your location, but we actually want people to find us, in case they exist. So we're now crossing the St. Croix River, into Wisconsin on I-90. It's beautiful, I just wish that there were more people to enjoy it with. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI found two more chicks on my balcony, but alive. I'm still hoping that they were only curious. I carefully placed them back into the nest with gloves. It was hard, because I couldn't see up in there, but they were all chirping, begging for food from their mama. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"Now, I’m not saying that it is definitely the explanation. New agey people do that all the time. They take antibiotics, and also pray to crystals, and when they get better, they decide to believe that it was the crystals, instead of the real medicine." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusSutvindr is the capital of the world, and the owners of this planet would like all survivors to convene here. They are dispatching shuttles and teleporters to scoop everyone up. It's not mandatory, but resources will not be distributed anywhere else. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireUpdate on our trip. We've made it all the way through Wisconsin, and are now crossing the border into Illinois at Beloit. Apparently Beloit proper is in WI, and South Beloit is on the other side of the border. That's similar to how the Kansas City Metro works. #CricketandClaire,
Bored in BoreverseThe chicks are still chirping away. I've never known how many were ever in the nest, but it was probably only four or five. I also can't quite tell how many are still in there, but I'm hoping it's the exact same number. I'm obviously trying not to disturb them. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"I’ve had my eye on a few things that could make my life and job easier, like an extra monitor, or comfortable house clothes, so I may indulge now. For the most part, I’m not a big spender, though. I don’t waste it on booze and smokes…like some people." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
4
Year of SilenusOkay, readers, the owners of Dardius evidently count themselves among you. They have been watching this whole situation closely, and have asked me to personally visit them in Rutherford Tower. What do you all make of that? Should I be nervous, or no? #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe just drove through Chicago, which is the largest ghost "town" we've seen yet. It was so eerie. Each street corner looked like there simply wasn't anyone on it at the time. It didn't feel truly empty until we left it, and added it all up together to make zero. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI bought a webcam, and pointed up at the nest for what people on the internet say are house sparrows. While I'm in jail, I'll be able to check on them using one of the communal computers. They're slow, and I only get 15 minutes a day, but that should be enough. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"She knocked three times on the trunk. 'Hello?' she asked in a sweet voice, as if waiting for someone inside to respond. She lay down on her stomach, placing her ear upon the dirt underneath the canopy. Then she shut her eyes softly, and breathed deeply." #salmonverse #fishquotes
5
Year of SilenusI'm the elevator in Rutherford Tower. This is my first time. You'll recall, I snuck into Lincoln Tower during my search for Silenus, but while they're next to each other, and connected, this is a whole different animal. I hope it's not about my crimes. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireNot to say anything bad about Indiana—I'm sure it was perfectly lovely to live here back when people did live here—but our route took us the most boring way ever. We had to take turns driving, because each of us got lost in the monotony, and almost fell asleep. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI cancelled the post I had scheduled for today. As I've explained, I'm allowed 15 minutes of internet in jail every day, which most use to check email, but I had to check on my borb friends. Another chick fell out! But I can't go rescue it! HALP! What do I do? #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"Honeypea plucked a fruit pod down. 'Maybe you can’t help anymore, but Riverbell here could take over for you. She would be honored.' // 'Does it have a consciousness?' Weaver asked, like that wasn’t one of the craziest things one could say about a tree." #salmonverse #fishquotes
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Year of SilenusThe owners were really nice to me, and made me feel comfortable. They don't fault me for doing whatever I needed to do to find Silenus. They understand how important Romana is, and expressed regret that they did not do anything to find him themselves. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe've been driving all day, and we're exhausted, so we're making a stop for the night in Ohio. If you've been following us, now's your chance to catch up. Seriously, we're going to New York, and then we'll be on a boat, so if you're on this continent, reach out. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseJust about everyone in jail has read my blog now. I'm not in any danger. This isn't one of those stories where some fellow inmate tries to exploit me for something, and then I get in too deep, and it changes me forever. It's just…very cliquey, like high school. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"I would not have done that if I thought that they were still in there, and alive. I still can't figure out why they weren't chirping anymore. But it was too late, I had to act fast, so I went back inside, and grabbed a plastic bowl. I could save them." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusI thought that they wanted me to keep all this confidential, but the owners want to be extra transparent. I'm going on a mission. It will be my job to go find Silenus again, and try to bring him home. If it works, they'll expand the program to others. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe woke up late to start making our way through the rest of Ohio, and into Pennsylvania. It's pretty much a straight shot from here to the coast, but the drive has been slow. A ton of cars are piled up on the highway, so we have to be careful going around them. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseThe baby chicky birds are alive! While I was asleep, mama landed on the rim of the bowl I placed them in. She tilted and twisted her head a bit, and then started actually moving the nest back up to where it was piece by piece, followed by the babies themselves. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"The blog makes significant money now. It’s not enough to quit my job, not that I have any intention of doing that either way—boss, if you’re reading this—but I don’t mind the extra income. I’m concerned that it will all come crumbling down at some point." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
8
Year of SilenusI'm getting all geared up with this sweet-ass stuff. They've given me a special bulletproof suit that can also regulate my temperature, and protect me from outer space if I also put this helmet on, which is light, and attaches magnetically to my pack. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireAll right, New Jersey, we're here. All right, New Jersey, we're gone. You were the smallest state we've been to yet, so it was never gonna last long. We didn't even need to stop to pee. Hello, New York. What do you have for us? A nice, easy-to-use boat, I hope. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseThere's not much that I can say about the birds. I think I see the mama fly in more often now. She's probably worried that something weird is gonna happen again, like an evil giant monster pulling them down ALLEGEDLY, and relocating them to a bowl on the table. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"The person who I’ve been talking to is one of those who happen to see that the world is—and I’m sorry to say this again—kind of dull, so she thinks that my creativity could stand out, but she appreciates my boundaries. I can always change my mind later." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
9
Year of SilenusI don't know why they didn't say it before, but I'm not going on the mission alone. I'm being accompanied by a soldier in the executive guard whose job it is to protect me while I'm behind enemy lines. We've still not met. I don't even know their name. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe've made it to the coast of New York City, but we can't leave just yet. We're looking for a boat, and we have some requirements. It has to be clean, not sunken, easily accessible, easy to figure out how to operate, and preferably luxurious, because why not? #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseThe little baby borbs stopped chirping, which had me worried about them yet again, but they've started up again. They're getting food, which I presume is worms, and being taken care of by mama. Hopefully they'll learn how to fly soon. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"Where exactly do you think that word comes from? I tried to research it, but I can’t get an answer. All of the days of your week match mine, but with absolutely none of the historical value. I went deeper down this rabbit hole too, and it only got worse." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
10
Year of SilenusOfficer Atlas Mercari is the man's name, my bodyguard. He's quite young. Owner Saga Einarsson says that he's green, but eager, and I realized that the reason he's been assigned to me is because they can spare him. That's okay, we'll protect each other. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe think we've found a boat. Well, it's a yacht—whatever, doesn't matter. As Claire spends some time reading the manual, I'm cleaning the place up. It's not gross, but it was abandoned. When she's ready, we'll practice in the harbor before leaving North America. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI think the baby bird saga is pretty much over. They're still in there, but according to the literature, the babies will be old enough to fly away soon. Then I'll clean up, and put up bird deterrents to keep them from nesting in there again. It's a waiting game. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"It’s super ridiculous, and practically impossible, and the universe where that story took place only lasted for one hour and fifty-four minutes before it imploded. Basically, the more normal things are, the safer you are there. That sucks for them, yeah?" #PleadingsFromBoreverse
11
Year of SilenusAtlas and I are on Tribulation Island, all geared up, and just waiting for final authorization for a trip through the Nexus. They've figured out how to transport us to our sister universe, but they don't know what we're going to find on the other side. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireClaire and I are practicing driving the yacht around, but we're staying near the shore. We're not going to head for deep waters until we know for sure that we know what we're doing. It's beautifully quiet here, though we know that it's so quiet for a bad reason. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseMany are speculating that my rant about Thursdays a couple days ago, and my follow-up post about how your universe might have been conjured by the imagination of someone on a higher plane of existence, is a symptom of another disease. And to this I say…maybe. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"They synced flight paths, then the Denojuge connected to the docking car. It was no surprise that they used compatible technologies, since the Providentials originally came here through the Crossover, which was designed by the same team as the Transit." #salmonverse #fishquotes
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Year of SilenusThis will be my last post on the Dardieti network, but I will continue to write updates, in case they manage to get through, or if my devices can link up to the Sixth Key network. The technology is capable of at least trying to do that. Atlas says bye. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireOkay, we've been doing this for a couple of days, so we're about to head out to brave the great unknown. In between practice sessions, we went inland to stock up on supplies. We're fueling up now, and will be leaving here in the next few minutes. Goodbye, U.S.A. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseLet me ask you this, have you ever seen a snake swallowing its own tail, and if you did, did you do anything to stop it, or did you just stand there and watch? Why am I asking this? No particular reason, don't worry about it, it's none of your business. Got it? #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"The insides must have existed in a pocket dimension of their own, or something, because these fibers continued to grow and spread like slime mold. Tendrils reached down her throat, into her lungs, and down her esophagus to her stomach and intestines." #salmonverse #fishquotes
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Year of Silenus∑∆≈ Is this message †#¡5 getting through? ▥♣◊ This universe is attached ¥8D¥ to home, ∫~ß but the membrane is @®D¡|_|5 still tough to get through. ∰∜ Is anyone on ∑∆˚˜ Dardius reading this? ℥ℶ We're on the other side. ⅋⅍ We made it §&#. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireCricket has great vision, and she thinks she saw buildings literally disappear before her eyes. The skyline ought to be dipping below the horizon at around 75 km, due to the Earth's curvature, so she's not sure, and we're not sure if we should go back to check. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI've been thinking about my homeworld's pop culture. One of my favorite bands has a song that I love, except it has this weird lyric that goes, "three points where two lines meet" as if that's the definition of a triangle. Man, I really wish I could look it up. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"Due to my belief that I’m a traveler from another universe, they think that I should be given stricter rules when it comes to my personal mental health journey. I’m obviously crazy, and need to be medicated, heavily therapized, and maybe locked up 24/7." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusI'm not sure if my last message got through, but I'm pretty sure that this one will. I'm on dual networks. The Sixth Keyers are maintaining a connection to the other side of the membrane to keep an eye on my universe, so I'm posting all over the place. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireIt's been days so far, and we are still getting regular post views from somewhere in Central Africa. Claire thinks that these viewer pings were more exact when it came to viewers who were closer to us, so we're hoping to get better coordinates as we approach. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI think that the baby birds have fledged, and are gone by now. I didn't see it happen because my camera fell down while I was in jail, but I pulled the nesting down, and no one came out with it. I've started to fill in the gaps with this sort of caulking stuff. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"They act like it’s a biological imperative, like eating, or propagating the species. And it’s true to some degree. Evolution favors life-preserving traits, and humans have survived through tribal collaboration. But that’s not really what that is, is it?" #PleadingsFromBoreverse
15
Year of SilenusThey sent us to a small, seemingly inconsequential Nexus on the other side of the membrane; one which they didn't think would be guarded. They were right. We're alone here, and in the control room, trying to figure out how to open up communications. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe're in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean now, but we're not bored. Besides the essentials, we stocked up on many of the local movies and shows, so we've been watching stuff. This yacht has a great autopilot feature, so we don't have to stay alert all the time. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI had a lovely dinner with the woman who lives next door last evening. I'll tell you more about in the longer post. I've never been very good in social situations, and that did not change yesterday, but she was patient and cool, so it went pretty well anyway. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"Where I’m from, it’s annoyingly taboo for a man and a woman to be friends. Even the wokest of folk think that it doesn’t work, but as an omnisexual, I say, what even is a man, and what is a woman? Your 'theory' may stop making sense when you answer that." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusWe're trying to make contact with a woman by the name of Aldona Lanka. She's unlikely to have been brainwashed by the people who invaded Dardius. She'll hopefully have the resources and know-how to help us find Silenus again. We're still working on it. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireThe motor stopped in the middle of the night while we were sleeping, but no alarm bells alerted us, or anything, so we have been drifting for who knows how long? Plus, the navigation satellites aren't sending signals, so we're lost too. Claire is working on it… #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseMy therapist says that I tend to lower my expectations so that I'm always pleasantly surprised when things turn out okay. In some cases that might be true, but there have been plenty of times when things sucked. She says I'm also too negative. I'm working on it. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"For years, this is what I wanted, for people to read my stuff, and to keep coming back for more. I’ve never been great at non-fiction, so I didn’t think it would turn out like this, but I guess I didn’t think I would travel to a different world either." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusWe finally made contact, not directly to Aldona, but through an intermediary. Now we have the term sequence for our next Nexus destination. Once there, we can meet up with a group of pacifists who are already trying to transport refugees from the war. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe're headed due east, because we know that Africa is over that way, but we may not be going in the straightest of lines. It's hard to tell at this point, and I did not do super well with my ocean navigation during my training. Yeah, I'm a little embarrassed. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseMan, I'm such an idiot. I just learned that this blogging service has a subscription feature. I only had notifications on for comments, and people don't really comment on my stories. They have been subscribing, though. It's not the full million, but it's cool. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"Even without all that, if my readership keeps growing, I may be able to quit anyway. I didn’t even say that during my interview for this job. My interviewer brought it up unprompted, acknowledging that I may not exactly be destined to retire from there." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusThey've found us. We specifically didn't mention which planet we were on, and we've stayed in the Nexus the entire time, but someone managed to figure it out. We locked ourselves in the control room, so I don't know how we're going to get out of this. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireOkay, the motor's obviously working again, and now we've repaired the navigation systems, but there's something wrong with them. With no one to manage them from the ground, the satellites must have stopped functioning properly. There is no way to know, though. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseMy boss called just before I left for jail today (yesterday for you). They wanted to congratulate me on my one million readers. They've not even read my post about possibly quitting yet, but they posited that that's where I'm headed. They're all smart cookies. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"Limerick gave his wife a kiss on the forehead. “We’ll be back.” He walked towards the door to punch the air. It wasn’t really the air, though, not when he was opening a shatter portal. He reached back and punched it again. He kept punching and punching." #salmonverse #fishquotes
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Year of SilenusThe Nexus building isn't impenetrable, but it's not recommended. Damaging even a small part of it could render it useless. The gods who built them would not like that. The problem is, we'll starve to death in this control room. They can wait us out. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireI've been reading up on how to navigate the old fashioned way, and it's been going okay. We're still headed to Morocco, which was always the plan. I may just have to do some course correction that I wouldn't have had to worry about with satnav. We'll be okay. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI'm thinking about reserving these Sunday short posts for articulating things that I miss from my old life on my home Earth. This week, it's my dog, Daisy. She's being cared for by my alternate self, but I wish I could see her again myself. I can never go back. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"They were in the same expansive room that Marie had come to while she was searching for Angela, which they both confirmed. It was mostly empty now. A man started to jog over when he noticed them, but then he suddenly stopped, and continued more slowly." #salmonverse #fishquotes
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Year of SilenusWe were able to get the communications array working, but nothing else, not that either Atlas or I know enough about the Nexus to use it to our advantage. Luckily, for some reason, it doesn't matter. We've been suddenly transported to a different room. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireNothing of note on the ocean. It's mostly water. Actually, it's only water. We have not even seen any animals, which would be cool. But we did get a like on our most recent post. So, that proves it; whoever owns the handle @ColshionLinta588 is still out there. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI am not allowed to leave the state of Kansas unless it's to cross the border to the Missouri side, such as to eat at a certain restaurant, or something. The court system is not inflexible. I have a meeting today, so they're flying in from L.A. That's so nice. #BoredinBoreverse
Story QuotePeople are still asking questions, and sometimes making snide remarks—often literally behind my back, but not covertly—but everyone experiences some of that. It’s hard to lay low in a place like that, because it’s ironically easy to notice anyone trying." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusThere's nothing in this room except for a window that's showing us what's happening in the Nexus chamber. This window cannot be seen from the other side, though, so it's probably just a monitor made to look like a window, connected to a hidden camera. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireYou can't see the post unless you tab over, but we reached out to this Colshion Linta individual, hoping they would respond to us. They may or may not be in Africa, where we're headed, but if they're elsewhere, they have their location availability turned off. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseYesterday, I mistakenly told you that I was going to have a meeting with a possibly future-sponsor. That's actually happening Thursday. If there's one thing I've learned, it's not to post on social right when I wake up, or maybe ever? My brain cannot be trusted. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"If I wanted to look at a picture of someone I cared about, I could just take out my phone. It never seemed better to be able to see such things along the hallways. Walls are just there to hold up the ceiling, and I don’t see blank walls as problematic." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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Year of SilenusAtlas and I have been sliding our hands on the walls, looking for an secret hatch, or a radio to call for help, but there's nothing. We're afraid to try to activate something by voice, because we don't know if our pursuers can hear us from out there. #SignedChloe #YearofSilenus
Cricket and ClaireWe see land. It seems pretty big, so we're hoping that it's the continent of Africa, but scale is hard to determine after two weeks of nothing but ocean. It could be a very long island instead. We were shooting for Morocco, but we'll take anything at this point. #CricketandClaire
Bored in BoreverseI didn't think to ask before, but these daisy seeds that I bought will not bloom until next year. They take a long time to grow and mature, especially because of the winter. I'm going back to buy some that have already bloomed. I'll sure get my steps in, though. #BoredinBoreverse
Story Quote"I’ve never done anything like this before, with people that I’m not related to, I mean. Anytime I’ve traveled, I’ve gone with family, because I never had any friends. It was surreal, socializing with others, but I got through it, and I’m glad that I did." #PleadingsFromBoreverse
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