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Sburbian Jungle
« on: January 16, 2011, 05:41:41 pm »
Act 1: The Beginning

Your name is ALICIA KREMLIN. There are a few remarkable things you notice about today. The birds are chirping and the sun is shining. What more does a fine lass like you want? Of course, you hate outdoors activities so you decide to turn on the computer. With a soft whirring it springs to life and soon you're browsing the web on your magnificent Fenrir browser. Man, whoever uses anything but Fenrir is a lame-o. Out of the corner of your eye, you spot a small brown package. As swift as the wind you run over and your hands make quick work of the packaging. Out of the box you retrieve two DISCS. A SERVER DISC and a CLIENT DISC. You are excited as ever and decide to ask your bestest e-friend if he has received his SBURB DISCS as well. You sure hope so, he promised he'd play it with you. And hopefully you can add your other friends to the fun! You start pestering marineCopilot!


-- tranquilGrammarian [TG] began pestering marineCopilot [MC] at 02:28 --

TG: Hey!
MC: Hey.
TG: How are you man :DD
MC: I'm fine.
MC: Too windy outside.
MC: So I can't test out my new model. :T

TG: Hey so, did you check out your mail today?
TG: Aww, that sucks : ((

MC: Guess I'm stuck at home all day...
MC: Yeah.
MC: Haven't sifted through it though. >_>

TG: Aaaaaand?
TG: Oh

MC: My mother usually do that.
MC: does*

TG: I see.
TG: I'd go look through it
TG: I'll wait up :DD

MC: Mmh, ok.
MC: brb

-- marineCopilot [MC] ceased pestering tranquilGrammarian [TG] at 02:31 --
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Re: Sburbian Jungle
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2011, 06:08:59 pm »



You go downstairs as you wonder what could have arrived today. Maybe your best friend sent you a letter?

Nah, that's unlikely, why would she if she can send you an e-Mail or just pester you in realtime. There must be something else she wants you to see.

On the couch in the living room lies your mother. She got home from work some time ago and is exhausted. You decide to walk very quietly not to wake her. Finally you are in the main corridor. On a little table next to the door you spot the mail. It mostly consists of newspaper and bills and you sift through it, albeit slowly, so you don't make too much noise. You wouldn't want your mother to catch you snooping through the mail.

After just a few seconds you found it. Two envelopes with one disk each. They're part of a new game you signed up for. It's beta, but your friends talked you into getting it anyway, so you could all play even before it gets released.

You grab the two envelopses and put the rest of the mail back onto the table. Then you quickly sneak back to your room to tell Alicia the news.



« Last Edit: January 16, 2011, 06:46:16 pm by Flisch »
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Re: Sburbian Jungle
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2011, 06:53:53 pm »

You patiently wait for your friend to return.

-- marineCopilot [MC] began pestering tranquilGrammarian [TG] at 03:14 --

MC: Okay.
TG: Well?
MC: I think I found what you meant. :D
TG: Awesome!
MC: I've got two Sburb disks.
MC: Why two anyway?

TG: Alright!
TG: Well, there's a server disk and a client disk, if you look closely.

MC: Ah.
MC: Okay.

TG: Because you're being bored, let's cheer you up!
TG: You can be the client!
TG: :DD

MC: Umm, okay.
TG: So you basically just pop the client disk in, and I'll pop in the server disk.
MC: Alright.
TG: Tell me when you're done.
MC: Sure.
MC: It's installing right now.

TG: I'll do the same hold on.
MC: Odd, it doesn't have a setup. :|
TG: It's kind of cool isn't it?
TG: It's all high-techy and ****.

MC: Yeah.
MC: Finally some kind of convenient game.
MC: Without all the hassle other games have.
MC: There, I think it's done.

TG: Mine's nearly done...
MC: At least the flashy images and the weird music stopped.
TG: There we go!
TG: Alright so.

MC: Mmh.
MC: I can't see anything.

TG: I can see you on my screen.
MC: Maybe it crashed?
MC: Wait, what?

TG: Together with a HUD of some sort.
TG: Yeah it's kind of weird.

MC: What do you mean, you see me?
TG: Why are you wearing a hat and goggles? You're inside.
MC: I don't even have a camera on my monitor.
TG: I don't know man. It's pretty weird.
MC: This is creepy. How do you do this. >_>
TG: You're kind of cute :33
MC: Doesn't help.
TG: I know bro, just yanking your chain :DD
MC: >_>
MC: So you mean like... Can you see me waving my hand?
MC: Like this?

TG: Yeah! Hi there :DD
MC: :|
TG: Oh, hold on!
TG: It seems like I have a hand of some sort!
TG: Let me see what it does.
TG: Your bed should be levitating if this is real.

MC: What the!!!
MC: This is crazy.

TG: Hey, this is incredibly fun!
MC: Don't break anything.
MC: My mother will be mad!
MC: How am I going to explain this.

TG: Ok, stop crying like a little baby! I'll put it down!
MC: Well, thanks.
TG: Hey, this is awesome!
MC: Is this some sort of augmented reality thing?
MC: I mean, it looks so real.

TG: Looks like I can actually expand your room.
TG: Let's see...
TG: Just click and drag it says...
TG: Your room should be bigger now :DD

MC: ._.
TG: Hey, this cost grist or something!
MC: Grist?
TG: We don't have a lot of it, it seems.
TG: Yeah, it's like this icon that looks like a fruit gusher.

MC: I can't see any icon, remember.
TG: Well I just explained you how it looks like silly!
TG: Ahh, I see, ok you should have two new things.

MC: :T
TG: Called a captchalogue deck and a strife specibus
MC: So, what's the point of this game again?
MC: Just messing with other people's homes?

TG: Apparently.
TG: Let's just mess around with it to see what happens.
TG: It's probably not real anyway, right?

MC: I don't know.
MC: If it's not, I wouldn't know how to turn it off. D:

TG: Oh.
TG: Uhm.
TG: ****.

MC: What?
TG: Richard.
MC: What did you do?
TG: Don't uhm, freak out.
TG: But I just send your chest flying.
TG: Had it anything valuable in it?

MC: My...chest?
TG: Yeah, the one besides your bed.
MC: Well, for starters, I had all my fish food stored in it.
MC: D:

TG: Well, hold on!
TG: Apparently, according to this I need to put an alchimethingy and stuff in your house.
TG: Did you find your captchalogue deck and strife specibus yet?

MC: But how does that bring back my fish food?
MC: What should I feed my fish with?

TG: Stop crying you big baby :DD
TG: We'll figure it out.

MC: D:
MC: Oh gee.

TG: Wow, I kind of feel like a god now!
MC: Well gee, how am I supposed to know about a captchadeck and strifebus?
TG: Ok, so I checked the guide a bit, and it appears I need to open my Phernalia Registry and put crap in it.
TG: It looks like it's free too.
TG: Uhm, I don't know... Try picking something up or whatever?

MC: You mean like.
TG: Ok Richard, brace yourself, some heavy duty modding coming.
MC: All the stuff you scattered around in your fit of vandalism? :T
MC: D:

TG: For example.
MC: What kind of modding?
TG: And hey! I was just getting to know the controls.
TG: Well if I can't find room, I'll probably throw useless **** away.

MC: Well, I hope you know them by now.
TG: Or maybe make a room larger.
MC: Ok, what was that?
TG: You tell me :33
MC: I think you know what I mean.
MC: I hope for your own good it didn't wake my mother up.

TG: Well I needed room... So...
MC: So?
TG: I did the cheapest thing and removed your toilet, bath and sink.
MC: You...
TG: You might hear some more noise.
MC: I also hope for you that this is indeed some augmented reality stuff...
MC: And I guess that was...?

TG: It has to be right? It's all crazy virtual reality mumbo jumbo.
TG: That would be the 'cruxtruder' dropping in your bathroom.

MC: What's a cruxtruder anyway?
TG: Have I mentioned how large your bathroom is. It really is.
TG: I have no idea. But it's free so it has to be important and hey, it's free!

MC: Do I really want to check it out? :|
TG: You should go check it out.
TG: Check out the cruxtruder Richard.

MC: Well then...
MC: brb


-- marineCopilot [MC] ceased pestering tranquilGrammarian [TG] at 03:34 --


Your reign of terror apparently didn't go over well. He should stop being such a crybaby anyway, it's just a game, no need to panic or anything. While your friend goes check out the cruxtruder and the totem lathe in his bathroom, you decide to expand the dimensions of his room to add the alchemizer and the pre-punched card. You sure as hell don't know what to do, but he's a smart guy, he'll figure it out. Hopefully. Seems like you're all out of grist though.
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Re: Sburbian Jungle
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2011, 07:15:17 pm »



You go downstairs again to check out the bathroom. Due to the shakings a vase fell from its table and shattered. You pick up the shards which are immediately stored in your unsorted binary tree sylladex. Each shard you pick up immediately is placed as a leaf of another shard in your sylladex based on the alphabet. Since all shards are named the same, they're all placed in row.

You come to the living room, but you don't see your mother anywhere. You figure that this is another evidence that this game is indeed augmented reality as it would be too hard to simulate humans.

You come across a water pistol that has falled from the top of a locker in the corridor. You pick it up but instead of being stored in your sylladex, instead it is moved to your strife specibus as PISTOLKIND.

You decide not to give it too much thought. Maybe Alicia knows about these things.

As you walk into the bathroom you notice it's a lot bigger while also rather empty. Almost all of the sanitary equipment was removed and instead there now are two big devices whose functions escape you.

You walk back to the computer to ask Alicia about those.



-- marineCopilot [MC] began pestering tranquilGrammarian [TG] at 04:32 --

MC: So uh...
MC: What's this stuff in here.
TG: I added crap. I'll explain later.
MC: And what's the other thing in the bathroom, assuming one of them is the cruxtruder.
TG: Apparently, there's a timer.
TG: Yes. The cruxtruder. See, we need to open that bitch up.
MC: A timer counting towards what?
TG: I have no idea, but timers are never good.
MC: Open?
MC: You mean, with the wheel there?
TG: It just says it's mission critical to open the cruxtruder.
TG: I guess, it doesn't say how to open it...
MC: Is it counting down or up?
TG: Go try it out.
MC: Oh gee.
MC: Alright.
MC: brb
TG: I don't know man, just do it.
MC: So... it seems to be jammed or something.
MC: Can't open it.
TG: Hm... How about bruteforcing it?
MC: I have no crowbar with me if that's what you mean.
TG: And with that, I mean dropping **** on it until it opens.
MC: Has that plan ever worked? :I
MC: Well, I guess we have no real alternatives anyway.
TG: Exactly.
TG: Say
MC: Well gee.
TG: Does your mother have any particular attachment to your car?
MC: :|
TG: Or your bathroom for that matter.
MC: Well, considering she's not inside this game anyway I would say, go ahead?
MC: I mean, it can hardly go worse than this.
TG: Alright.
MC: I'll go down and spectate from there.
MC: Should be a blast...
MC: brb
TG: Car crashing in about a minute.

-- marineCopilot [MC] ceased pestering tranquilGrammarian [TG] at 04:37 --
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Re: Sburbian Jungle
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2011, 07:46:36 pm »

Your friend is no doubt panicking about his mom's car, but it was a clever ruse. The walk-through you're reading states that dropping a heavy basket on it suffices. But you just love watching his scared, little face. As you look around the house, you see nothing that will do however. A decision is quickly made. The car must be dropped. You'll try doing it somewhat gently though. You pick up his mother's car and ram it through the wall. The collision wrecked the car mostly and caused a crapload of bricks to shoot away at high velocity. Luckily, Richard was unharmed considering he jumped behind the door like a worried, little weasel. One of the bricks hit the cap on the cruxtruder, making it fly off, releasing some sort of glowing orb and activating a timer on it. It says 6:13 at first and it appears to be ticking down. You'll have to be quick to get the game objective done in 6 minutes and 10, 9, 8, 7 seconds. You see Richard hurry back up, no doubt screaming for instructions. You are ready for him.


MC: What the hell?!
MC: I thought you'd drop the car, not demolish my house.

TG: Hey man, do you see a place where a car can fit through?
MC: >_>
TG: Besides, it worked, the cap is off.
MC: But...
MC: Oh well.

TG: Ok this is what I need you to do.
TG: Take the card I put in your additional spacing.
TG: Also, you really need a portable computer or something.

MC: I guess.
TG: Ok, now, I need you to go to the cruxtruder and turn the wheel. I'll be waiting.
MC: Okay, got the card.
MC: Now to the cruxtruder.
MC: brb
MC: Back...
MC: So I've got this...
MC: Blue thing.

TG: Ok, do you have the cruxite dowel?
TG: That's a yes.

MC: Yeah, if you call it that. >_>
TG: Go to the totem lathe that I put in your bathroom, and enter the card in the slot.
MC: You mean, the other device?
TG: Then proceed to put the dowel on that thingymabob.
TG: Yes.

MC: Alright.
MC: brb... again
MC: So uh.
MC: It carved the dowel into...
MC: A carved dowel.

TG: A totem.
MC: Yay.
MC: Okay.
MC: Whatever.

TG: Try picking up on the vocabulary.
MC: >_>
TG: Alright, go to the alchimeter and put the totem on it.
MC: It's not my fault all the names are so weird and silly.
TG: I think that should activate something.
TG: Somehow.

MC: What's the alchimeter again?
TG: Please hurry you have 2 minutes left!!!
TG: The big platform thing.
TG: In your room.
TG: I'll go prototype your sprite with whatever you have here.
TG: This plane model will do.


This game is really intense.
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2011, 08:43:49 pm »

As your friend is busy playing around with the blinking sprite thing, you take the totem and place it on the alchemiter. Suddenly, a blue terminal appears on top of the platform. It consists of a screen with a keyboard. The word enter is written above the screen.

Just as you want to step up to inspect it more closely an earthquake puts you off balance, sending you to the ground. As you get up you see red light coming through your window. You quickly run there and see several comets entering the atmosphere and hitting the earth on several locations around your house. You panic and hear a weird noise. As if a vase shattered on the floor, but not quite. You turn around just in time to see the fish bowl with your pet koi in it fall to the ground. The bowl shatters, leaving the fish on the ground flopping helplessly around.

You run over to your pet but there seems to be nothing you can do for him. The sprite, now having a plane model hovering inside its circle comes closer, but you don't give it a thought, but then the fish slips through your hands and right into the sprite. A bright flash of light temporarily blinds you, but when you open your eyes again, you see your koi inside the sprite, with a body of the model plane.



You are shaken awake as another earthquake catches your attention. You want to run to the computer to ask Alicia how many minutes are left, but the sprite blinks faster than usual and seems to point at the terminal. You run over there and see the same timer on the screen as well. 13 seconds. You don't know what happens when the timer runs out, but you can feel how the air is getting hotter due to the comets hitting the ground. From the corner of your eyes you can see a very large one heading right towards your house, but you concentrate on the terminal. It must be the solution. Everything points towards the terminal. Why would you even alchemize it if it didn't have any significance.

You look at the word again. "Enter"
But enter what?

9 seconds.

You enter your name. Nothing.

You enter your last name. Also nothing.

You enter all sorts of combinations of your name, your hometown, the game.

4 seconds.

You start to think.

2 seconds.

You enter enter.

1 second.

You press enter...

... and enter.
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Re: Sburbian Jungle
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2011, 11:34:33 am »
Considering Richard seemed to be pretty safe, you assume you can go pester your other friends now to get their asses in this game too. It's. SO. INTENSE. You decide to get your bestest friend ever, Donna, in the game first
-- tranquilGrammarian [TG] began pestering voraciousFoliage [VF] at 08:24 --

TG: Sis.
TG: Sis? You there?
TG: Curses, apparently not...



Next, you try your other female friend, Vera. She's a bit of a geek, but she's cool. Also, geeks dig games, right?

-- tranquilGrammarian [TG] began pestering royalExodus [RE] at 08:26 --

TG: Goddamn is anyone even here. I am about to flip a ****.
TG: For crying out loud!


Considering none of the other girls turned out to be online, you decide that you'll get another dude in the game. Girl power for the win, forever though.

-- tranquilGrammarian [TG] began pestering galaxyEclectic [GE] at 08:34 --

TG: Hey, Kyle!
TG: What's up!

GE: NOt much my brO, Aunt's On th fritz, stupid stuff tOtAlly
TG: Sounds totally sucky, I was kinda wondering, have you checked your mail recently :33
GE: nO I hAvnt, sOmthing impOrtAnt thr?
TG: Just a TOTALLY radical game!
GE: dscrib
TG: If you have time, I'd rummage through your mail! But I'm going to be right back, gotta check out some stuff!
TG: Smell you later holmes :DD

GE: sur

-- tranquilGrammarian [TG] ceased pestering galaxyEclectic [GE] at 08:44 --


You really have to contain every little fiber in your bones to not yell at that guy. He's a sweetie, but sheesh, is it that hard to type in a correct and proper fashion? You were hoping your girl friends were online, especially Donna, she's awesome. So cool... Right, you had to go do some stuff. You can't play the best game ever on an empty stomach. Time to go to the kitchen it seems! You hope Dad made some of his WICKED AWESOME CHICKEN WINGS. As their name implies they're WICKED AWESOME.
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Re: Sburbian Jungle
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2011, 05:54:29 pm »
===> Be the other girl


Your name is Donna Juan. As your older brother is currently out doing whatever OLDER BROTHER SCIENTIST EXPLORER EXTRAORDINARES do, you are for the moment confined inside of your white, oddly futuristic DOMICILE, forbidden to journey outside into the Amazonian Rainforest, due to the dangers of the forest and your tendency to tamper with the fierce archeological work being done by your brother on the remnants of what appear to be an ancient FERTILITY CULT based around a pantheon of amphibious gods.

You are completely fine with this, of course. All the best members of the forest are concentrated in your luxurious greenhouse directly adjacent to your RESPITE BLOCK. The idea that a greenhouse is not needed in an area without winter is SIMPLY RIDICULOUS in your opinion. Especially because your sweet, caring CARNIVOROUS SWEETIES love the heat and moisture. Having just finished feeding your favorite five-foot tall pitcher plant his daily ration of ASSORTED MEAT PRODUCTS, you proceed to your laptop, lovingly sculpted into the shape of Denise Crosby. Denise Crosby is something of a role model to you, for reasons that will never be discussed ever. Looks like one of your many CLOSE CORRESPONDENTS is online.

-- voraciousFoliage [VF] began pestering marineCopilot [MC] at 03:15 --

VF: Hei!
VF: Hov's it going?

MC: Installing this game Alicia talked me into :P
VF: Vhat game?
MC: Uh.
MC: Sburb was the name.

VF: Sbvrb?
VF: So iov, lice, have it?
VF: On iovr desc?

MC: Um, yeah
VF: That's veird
VF: Vait a second

MC: :|

-- voraciousFoliage [VF] ceased pestering marineCopilot [MC] at 03:17--


You vaguely remember seeing some of your brother's discs laying around with "Sburb" Alpha written on them in black sharpie. You assumed that it was one of your brother's silly codenames he gives to his pet projects, but you guess he must have downloaded some early version of the game your friends are installing. Whatever it is, it's definitely worth checking out. Not like you've got anything else to do.

You proceed down the many flights of steps leading from your room at the highest point of the building to your brother's workspace near the bottom. It sure would be convenient if there were some sort of teleportation device which would allow you to get there faster! It's a shame that the very idea of a teleporation device is ridiculous. An elevator sure would be nice, though.
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« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2011, 01:26:40 pm »

You are suddenly contacted by your totally awesome theoretical sibling in words only. You wish she had contacted you earlier though.

-- tranquilGrammarian [TG] ceased pestering voraciousFoliage [VF] at 03:36 --

VF: Hey!
VF: Sorry I missed yov

TG: It's nothing sis, we're cool :DD
VF: I vas jvst grabbing the discs for this Sbvrb game yov gvys are playing
TG: Ohh, who told you about it?
VF: Riccy did
VF: So, hov does this thing vorc?

TG: That silly goose!
TG: Well, for starters you enter the disc of course :DD

VF: Ocay, I fovnd tvo discs
VF: One labeled "server", and one "client"

TG: Well... Nobody else is online...
TG: I am already Richy's server...

VF: I'm assvming they're tvo different programs
VF: So yov, lice, manage his game?

TG: Yeah, they are.
TG: Sort of.
TG: So I'm guessing, I install the client and you install the server.
TG: And I hook up to you.

VF: Oh, ocay
VF: Let me slide it in...

TG: It's that way that it worked for us anyway.
VF: Yeah, it says it's loading
TG: Ooh, right, I should probably install it too.
VF: Hah, I lice the loading screen :D
VF: Mesmerizing :3

TG: Yeah, I like the music too.
VF: It says it's connecting
VF: Do I need to give yov my IP?

TG: We didn't really need one last time. I guess it sort of autoconnects.
TG: This is really high-tech shenanigans.

VF: Hvh
VF: Oh hey, someone's room is on the screen
VF: Is that...

TG: I have noticed it's best not to wonder about stuff and just roll with it.
VF: Is that yov? D:
VF: Hah, that's avesome

TG: That would be me normally.
TG: Yes, it is pretty goddamn awesome.

VF: So
VF: I gvess I place these machines
VF: Right?

TG: Nah.
TG: I'd get in touch with the controls first before you slip and crush me with a 5 ton object.
VF: :D
VF: Let's see

TG: Nobody likes getting crushed by a 5 ton object.
VF: So, I can jvst clicc on stvff and move them?
VF: Oh ****
VF: Shiiiitttt
VF: Sorry abovt the vall D:

TG: There's like an arrow or something.
TG: It's alright. I did worse stuff to Richard.
TG: Just, try not breaking too much.

VF: Right
VF: Smaller objects for nov >.>

TG: Nor spending too much grist. I almost spend all of Richy's grist.
VF: Grist?
TG: I had 35 grist, I assume you should have the same amount more or less
VF: This diamond stvff?
VF: I have more, for some reason

TG: It's somewhere on screen
TG: How much more?

VF: Vmm
VF: 350 D:
VF: I gvess it mvst increase vith each person
VF: Right

TG: That's...
TG: So...
TG: Unfair DD:

VF: :]
VF: Vell, as the covch is gone

TG: Well, fix my wall then. You can spare it.
TG: What couch?

VF: I'll pvt this "crvxtrvder" vhere it vas
VF: Vmm

TG: Please don't tell me the one in the living room.
VF: Vell
VF: It's not in yovr living room anymore :D
VF: There
VF: Nov the other tvo?

TG: Sonuva, what did you do to it? It was one made out of real leather my dad's going to be so so angry.
VF: I'll pvt it bacc later
TG: You better ;DD
VF: After ve've finished vp the game :D
VF: Let me deploy the other tvo...

TG: Well, it seems you need to put the cruxtruder, alchemiter and totem lathe.
VF: Yeah
VF: I'll pvt them all in the living room

TG: There's also a free pre punched card.
VF: There's plenty of space
VF: Oh, yeah

TG: How did you put everything in my living room?
VF: Shovld I jvst drop it anyvhere?
TG: Oh man you removed the statue didn't you.
VF: Yeah
VF: It's made of rocc D:
VF: It didn't breac
VF: Nov yov'

TG: Thank god this is game.
TG: Anyway, put the card near me.
TG: I'll pick it up.

VF: There
VF: Get it?

TG: I'll be going afk afterwards.
TG: Running around the house and checking the wreckage mostly.
TG: I'll be back in a jiffy.

VF: Right
VF: Seeya then


-- tranquilGrammarian [TG] ceased pestering voraciousFoliage [VF] at 03:51 --


You slowly creep downstairs, nearly forgetting to pick up the pre-punched card. Your scurry back to your room and pick it up, making your sylladex activate itself. It turns into GRAMMAR MODUS. You have to transmute your object in a noun, adjective and a verb to be able to use it. This is going to be so much FUN to use. You try it out.

"Pre-punched card, card-like, to play cards."

Your sylladex struggles, but eventually gives in and hands you the pre-punched card.

Sweet. You try picking up some more random crap. After some collecting, you managed to fill up 5 out of 6 captcha cards. A flower pot, a pair of shoes, some cologne, this silly superhero statuette and a piece of paper. Wanting to make a mini-diary of some sort, you decide to pick up the four-colour pen that is located in your dad's desk. However, you seemed to have done something wrong, because it put your pen in a penkind slot in your strife specibus. This upsets you a bit. How the hell are you supposed to strife with a pen.


You guess you'll have to figure something out.


After doing your shenanigans, you descend even further to the living room and see a collection of futuristic looking machinery.
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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2011, 01:21:39 pm »
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You are RON COOPER. You have spent the whole day inside your APARTMENT, playing various VIDEO GAMES and watching TELEVISION even though you are not very fond of watching TELEVISION.
You have been channel surfing aimlessly, hoping to catch a show pertaining to your interests, specifically TERRIFYING DEMONIC HELLBEASTS and SIGNS OF AN IMPENDING FIERY APOCALYPSE. Just before all hope was lost you stumble upon an emergency news cast regarding an "Astronomical Catastrophe", the news exclaims that a shower of meteors has all but completely destroyed Iceland. You pause for a moment at the sound of that. You're not sure but you think you remember one of your INTERNET CHUMS mentioning he is from Iceland, you rush to the computer to check up on him.


-- purgatorialMuffin [PM] began pestering marineCopilot [MC] at 10:31 --

PM: wow
PM: ****
PM: bro

MC: Hey.
PM: Don't you live in iceland?
MC: What?
MC: Yeah.
MC: So? :|

PM: Well are you on holiday or something?
MC: Nope.
MC: I'm at home right now.
MC: Playing this stupid game.

PM: game?
MC: Yeah.
MC: Sburb.
MC: Weren't you going to get it too?

PM: I signed up after Alicia bugged me for weeks, anyways thats not the point man
PM: I just watched the news

MC: Uh huh.
MC: Well, I haven't. >_>
PM: There's this big ****ing meteor shower going on, they said iceland was completely blasted to hell
MC: Wait.
MC: Meteors?
MC: o_o
PM: Yeah man like big flaming rocks from space
PM: meteors

MC: But...
PM: look outside the window
MC: What...
PM: do you see any meteors?
MC: I
MC: did see meteors
MC: But now they're gone.
MC: After I...
PM: What
MC: Entered...
MC: Oh god.
MC: What the
PM: entered what?
MC: Dunno.There was this weird computer and
MC: I had to enter a word
MC: And then the meteors were gone
MC: Now...there's just...
MC: Some thick fog outside.
MC: I can't even see what's outside, but the meteors are gone.
PM: this better not be one of your messed up jokes man. Imagining you sitting in the only house left in iceland pulling stupid pranks on me is just too much to imagine
MC: Where the hell am I?
MC: No man.
MC: I was playing Sburb with Alicia.
MC: And oh god.
MC: She could see me.
MC: And...
MC: Do stuff with my house.
MC: I thought it was just some
MC: What
PM: ?
MC: Well.
MC: There was this device and
MC: When we opened it
MC: a countdown appeared
MC: And...
MC: Right before it went to 0 I saw a large meteor heading towards my house.
PM: That's so ****ed up man. This is so very messed up. I better ask Alicia where the hell did she find this game
MC: This doesn't make the least bit sense.
MC: Now where am I, if Iceland is gone?
MC: Clearly this is not iceland.
PM: Did you try leaving your house?
MC: It's too warm and humid.
MC: Naw.
MC: The fog is sort of unsettling.
MC: It reminds me of the mist.
PM: Do you have something like, portable, with pesterchum on it?
MC: I think I have a laptop somewhere.
MC: I'd have to find it first though.
MC: It's sort of old, but I think Pesterchum is still on it.
PM: Well I suggest you go look for that. I'm gonna go ask Alicia what the hell is going on.
MC: Sure thing.
MC: Catch ya later.
PM: Later.
-- purgatorialMuffin [PM] began pestering marineCopilot [MC] at 10:41 --

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Re: Sburbian Jungle
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2011, 02:55:52 pm »

You see the cruxtruder and you fruitlessly try to get the cap off. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to budge at all and you feel obligated to ask Donna for help.

-- tranquilGrammarian [TG] began pestering voraciousFoliage [VF] at 04:35 --
TG: Hey.
TG: So, uhm...
TG: I tried opening the cruxtruder by myself, but I'm not strong enough.

VF: Open it?
VF: So tace the cap off?

TG: Yeah, that's what Richy had to do anyway.
TG: I don't see why it would be different for me.

VF: There
VF: Vhat's the red thing

TG: Wait, you just took the cap off?
TG: You can do that?
TG: Man, I feel bad about smashing Richard's wall now.

VF: :D
TG: Ok, so hold on I'm going to head down.

-- tranquilGrammarian [TG] ceased pestering voraciousFoliage [VF] at 04:38 --


You head back down to your living room and take a cruxite dowel. You feel the need to talk to your friend, but first you desperately need a method of mobile communication.

-- tranquilGrammarian [TG] began pestering voraciousFoliage [VF] at 04:38 --

TG: Ok, this is getting annoying, running back and forth. I'm going to steal my dad's iPhone.
VF: Cool
TG: Hold on, going to switch.

-- tranquilGrammarian [TG] ceased pestering voraciousFoliage [VF] at 04:39 --


You hurry to your Dad's room and softly open the door. It doesn't seem like he's around though. You quickly snatch the iPhone and start downloading the pesterchum app. After several minutes it's fully downloaded and installed and you start your on the go shenanigans.


-- tranquilGrammarian [TG] began pestering voraciousFoliage [VF] at 04:58 --

TG: Ok.
TG: Got the iPhone.

VF: Cool
VF: So
VF: Vhat do ve do nov?

TG: Well.
TG: I think.
TG: I'm supposed to go take the cruxite.
TG: Hold on let me walk back there.

VF: Vmm
VF: Remember the red thing?

TG: Hey, what did the timer say?
VF: 01:01:30
TG: Alright, so with the shenanigans so far we lost, what, 15 minutes?
TG: I got plenty of time.

VF: So
TG: I'll just get the red thing.
TG: It's called cruxite by the way.

VF: It's cind of bvzzing arovnd
VF: No, the energy ball thing

TG: OH ****.
TG: THAT
TG: SCARED ME
TG: Where the **** did that come from.
TG: So.
TG: This little ball of light just jumped me.
TG: I am guessing I got to prototype it.

VF: Prototype it?
TG: Can you look around my house for possible objects?
TG: You basically throw crap in and it changes.

VF: :D
VF: I can do that

TG: Just look around.
TG: I'll decide myself.


You stroll back downstairs and enter the pre-punched card into the totem lathe. You watch intensely as the totem lathe carves the dowel into a totem. Then you mimic what Richard did and put the totem on the platform thing. You watch how a crimson red paper appears on the bigger platform.


You are quite flabbergasted.

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Re: Sburbian Jungle
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2011, 03:46:02 pm »

You find the discs right where you remembered them being, resting on top of a stack of your brother's files. You captchalogue the disc with your handy DICHOTOMOUS MODUS, which allows you to access your items via dichotomous key. Proceeding back upstairs, you discover that your other friend Alicia has been pestering you. Alicia's the one who's playing with Richard, right? You pester her, having the conversations we've seen previously. Looks like she's back.

-- voraciousFoliage [VF] began pestering tranquilGrammarian [TG] at 06:10 --

VF: Hey
TG: Hey.
VF: So
VF: There's a doll here
VF: The svperheroe statve
VF: The covch :D
VF: Some leftovers on the covnter

TG: I like the superhero.
TG: Anything else?
TG: Sorry for being kind of away, I got to write this 300 word diary on our adventure so far on a little piece of paper.

VF: :D
VF: Vmm
TG: Couch seems dumb, and I already got a dude in there.
VF: Holy ****
VF: Vhat the hell
VF: Is that....
VF: Is that a stvffed racoon?
VF: D:

TG: Oh.
TG: You saw that right.
TG: Hey, actually, chuck that baby in the ball.
TG: Throw in the raccoon and the superhero :DD

VF: Vmm
VF: Vhy...
VF: Nevermind

TG: I'll brb, gotta finish this damn thing.
VF: I'm not going to asc
VF: I'll pvt the racoon in first
VF: Dammit
VF: The ball's avoiding it..
VF: There ve go

TG: Alright. Hang on, I'm almost ready.


While you wait for your friend to finish, you notice something out of the corner of your eye. You move out to your window and gaze out at the lush green forest.

The heat of the perpetual summer is even more overwhelming than usual. You suspect this has something to do with the forest fire encroaching on your home from all directions.
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Re: Sburbian Jungle
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2011, 04:58:26 pm »

As your companion continues prototyping your kernelthingymabob, you continue writing your essay as concentrated as you can, with flawless grammar of course. You get kind of nervous as you see a faint red glow outside your window, a glow that appears to be getting stronger. The sprite makes an unexpected sound, proof of the first prototyping. You quickly make haste and write the last words. The emanating glow coming from the windows is obviously getting brighter and brighter, until you can pretty much feel the heat of the meteor. You are panicking and in a state of pure terror as you put the last dots on your masterwork. You take the pen off the piece of paper and read your finishing statement.

"And so it all has come to this..."


The piece of paper suddenly vanishes in a bright light, blinding you and not allowing you to see what happens. You painfully shut your eyes and feel your house trembling. Did the meteor hit? What the hell is happening. You should've payed more attention to what Richard was doing, now that you think about it. The light subsides and you see that you are still alive and well. You also see the superhero statuette being thrown at the flying disembodied raccoon head. It turns into a badass, furry superhero thing.


You decide to contact your partner in crime.


VF: :D
TG: So.
TG: I think I teleported somewhere.
TG: Can't see **** outside though.

VF: Hmm
VF: I can still see yov

TG: Can you see outside?
VF: Yeah
TG: And?
VF: Yov're on a peninsvla
VF: Can't see mvch fvrther

TG: Like, an island, more or less?
VF: It's really darc D:
VF: Yeah, pretty mvch

TG: Alright, I'm going to check this **** out.


You proceed to check **** out.
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Re: Sburbian Jungle
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2011, 01:22:00 pm »

-- marineCopilot [MC] began pestering voraciousFoliage [VF] at 10:47 --

MC: Hey
MC: Hey I need to talk to you!
VF: Vhat's vp?
MC: Have you seen the news lately?
VF: I got alicia into the "medivm"
VF: No, vhy?
MC: Yeah, about that.
MC: Do you have a TV somewhere?
MC: Ron told me comets destroyed iceland. D:
MC: But that can't be because I am in iceland, but
MC: in this game there were comets too...
MC: Oh god its so confusing.
VF: Comets?
MC: Yeah like.
VF: Vell
MC: Big fiery rocks that come from space.
VF: I vanted to talc to Alicia
VF: I cinda assvmed it vas part of the game....
VF: Bvt there'
VF: *Bvt the forest ovtside my hovse is on fire
VF: There's some meteors as vell
MC: Oh man...
MC: So this is real.
MC: D:
VF: Vhat?
VF: I thovght..
MC: This everything.
VF: I thovght it vas jvst part of the game
MC: I don't think so.
MC: Ron wasn't in the game yet.
MC: Actually...
MC: As stupid as it sounds.
MC: It looks like these comets are related to this game.
MC: But they're also real.
MC: So...
MC: ._.
MC: What did Alicia get us into this time!
VF: D:
VF: Man
VF: This is bad
MC: Wait a second.
VF: I need someone to be my server
MC: Yeah.
VF: Is mvffin still on?
MC: Apparently this game exists to escape the comets?
VF: Maybe
VF: Here, let me pester him
MC: Sure.
MC: Try to get into the game as soon as possible.
VF: Yeah
MC: Oh, one last thing.
MC: Can you please not tell this to Ron?
MC: I don't want him to think I don't believe him.
MC: I just needed to be sure.
VF: Svre
MC: Thanks.
MC: And.
MC: Good luck, I guess.

-- marineCopilot [MC] ceased pestering voraciousFoliage [VF] at 10:53 --

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« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2011, 12:55:49 pm »

You glance outside the window again. The fire isn't just a faint glow on the horizon anymore, but it's still pretty far away. Meteors are really starting to fall, though, and as you cease pestering Ricky the ground shakes. It's a good thing Ron's online.

-- voraciousFoliage [VF] began pestering purgatorialMuffin [PM] --

VF: Hey!
VF: Yov've got to help me ovt

PM: What's up?
VF: So
VF: Don't cnov if yov cnov or not
VF: Bvt apparently this game seems to be a vay
VF: To get ovt of the meteor shover
VF: That seems nov to be escalating to apocalyptic scales
VF: The jvngle arovnd my hovse is on fire

PM: D:
VF: I need someone to be my server and get me into the medivm
PM: What's the medium
VF: Vell
VF: That's vhat Alicia's been calling it

PM: Oh excuse me "medivm". I'd expect you to drop your bizzare typing habits when things are this serious
VF: Shvt vp :D
VF: Anyvay
VF: I gvess
VF: The game teleports yovr hovse into a different place

PM: Is it like a...meteor shelter?
VF: I don't cnov
VF: Bvt
VF: It's not threatining to cill yov
VF: At least not immediately

PM: Oh gee what a relief
VF: :D
VF: Bvt seriovsly
VF: Do yov have the discs?
VF: I'm the server for Alicia
VF: I'm installing the client as ve speac

PM: They should probably still be in the mail
PM: I should probably go fetch them before you get roasted alive
PM: How did you even get this game
PM: while living in the middle of a jungle

VF: My brother mvst have dovnloaded an early version
VF: I fovnd some discs labeled "Sbvrb Alpha" on his desc
VF: Ocay, I'll seeya in a sec

PM: I hope it won't glitch and only teleport half of you or whatever
PM: that would be pretty brutal
PM: gonna go check the mail, be back soon

-- purgatorialMuffin [PM] ceased pestering voraciousFoliage [VF]  --


The ground shakes again, but this time with more force. You hope he comes back soon.