No, II never really liiked 2piider2. Even Vrii2ka. Her huge-a22 lu2u2, whiich ii2 luckiily dead, only fueled my fear and dii2liike for them, 2he threatened two feed me two iit once!
Oh, well that’s not nice. I can’t say I’m the 8iggest fan of her lusus either, despite my love of spiders. It’s caused far too many pro8lems for her and other trolls 8efore.
I lost count of how many times I said “her glasses are stupid” before I gave up on drawing them.
II’m 2ollux Captor… Hey, you are a troll but you look liike Vrii2ka… Ew. II don’t liike 2piider2.
That was a little uncalled for. I hope you’re not only saying that 8ecause you don’t like Vriska.
No, no, you’re right again, and I’m continuing to dwell on it even after telling myself I wouldn’t. There’s no fruit to be born by thinking of what could have been, when the more important element is what is right now. I may be blind, and it may have been an event that changed my life forever, but it’s hardly the worst thing that could have happened to me, and it hasn’t and won’t prevent me from enjoying my life.
I know. I…really hate being pitied, though I’m perfectly aware of why it’s the case. I can only imagine the expression on my mother’s face when she realized what happened to me. That thought still pains me to this day.
I think your policy is probably a safer and more pleasant one for all involved. I’ve found our conversation to be quite nice.
Yes, exactly. You can 8e just as happy as any alternate version of you, regardless of whether or not you can see. Your vision may 8e impaired, 8ut your joy should still 8e as strong as ever.
Well, that’s another thing you shouldn’t really 8e dwelling on. The past is the past, again, and it’s over now. That part, the 8eginning, is 8ehind you, and while it’s not something that should 8e completely forgotten, it’s not something you should think a8out too often. Others have no reason to show excessive pity to you anymore, and your mother has no reason to worry. I can tell you’ve grown used to 8eing 8lind, 8ecause you can talk to me so easily over the computer.
I’m glad you’ve enjoyed our conversation. I have as well. You’re very nice to talk to.
I’VE HEARD ABOUT THE TIMELINES, AND I’D LIKE TO THINK THAT SOME OF THE ALTERNATES OF THE PEOPLE I KNOW WOULD HELP OUT IF IT CAME TO THAT? BUT YES, A DIFFERENT TOPIC WOULD BE NICE.
FUCK, I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT ELSE THERE IS TO TALK ABOUT. OH, NO. I GOT THIS. WHAT’S UP WITH THE TROLLS? LIKE, HOW MANY OF YOU GUYS ARE THERE?
That depends on the timeline. There were twelve trolls playing in my session, and twelve playing in the other, 8ut do you count trolls that are dead?
I guess if you didn’t, I wouldn’t count either.
Hm… As far as I know, there are twenty-four of us in all, counting those who have died, and excluding alternate timeline versions and those that never played the game.
HOLY SHIT, WHAT. SO BASICALLY, YOU PLAY OR DIE BUT YOU DON’T KNOW WHEN THE GAME MIGHT START? HOW DOES IT EVEN.. WHY.. WHERE DO YOU EVEN GET THIS GAME?
I THINK.. I’M JUST GOING TO PRETEND THAT I UNDERSTAND ALL OF THIS. NOD AND JUST GO WITH THE FLOW. BECAUSE I DON’T THINK THAT ANY OF THIS SHIT WILL HAPPEN HERE IN MY WORLD…
AT LEAST.. I HOPE NOT.
Oh, trust me, you’ll know when the game starts. 8ut that doesn’t mean most people know that it’s the end of the world. They may not even know a8out the existence of the game to 8egin with. Ignorance is 8liss, I suppose. Most sessions are complete failures, and even if they aren’t, the game isn’t something that’s very enjoya8le.
I don’t think you have anything to worry a8out. Or I hope you don’t, anyway. I’m sure, considering you already know alternates, if it 8ecomes a pro8lem, you could just 8e moved away to another timeline 8efore you get hurt.
May8e we should talk a8out something else.
Just so, hence why I discuss minimizing and maximizing the effects of each, respectively, as opposed to minimizing and maximizing their occurrences. I do agree with you, though sometimes I wonder how much control I had over my own fate at its critical inflection point. Other Roses have emerged from the event that blinded me unharmed; perhaps I simply should have had my eyes closed?
Oh, of course. That’s not to say I’m especially credulous now: it speaks more to how untrustworthy I had been before. I’m certainly more inclined to believe in the inherent goodness, or at least capability for goodness, of humankind, now that I’ve seen how willing people are to help others in need.
The afterlife doesn’t sound particularly interesting, though I admit something about the potential for helping others from beyond the grave is somewhat intriguing. It certainly sounds better than doing nothing at all.
May8e, 8ut that’s not something you should dwell on too often. What’s done is done. There’s no changing that much, no matter how much thought is put into it. Once you figure out the cause of your blindness, and how it could have 8een avoided, what will you do? Rewind time? Change the past? It can’t 8e done. Even a time traveler couldn’t do it without cre8ing another timeline, and one of the two would still have a 8lind version of yourself. The point is not to think a8out it too hard, or try to change it, 8ut to accept that it is what it is.
People tend to 8e more kind to others when they feel pity for them, whether it 8e platonic or otherwise. When you go through something like that, especially if you’re having a hard time with it, it’s not that hard for others to feel 8ad for you.
Everyone seems to have their own ways to keep themselves entertained in the afterlife. A lot of people would rather spend their time antagonizing the living rather than trying to help them out. I suppose it all depends on the person and what’s available in their 8u88le.
Maybe that’s the case. I don’t think there’s ever been anyone with a perfect life, or a perfectly awful one, so there probably isn’t any way to test its veracity. Probably the optimal arrangement is to find a way of minimizing the effect of the bad and maximizing the effect of the good. I’ve done some of the latter, but I could always use more of the former.
Well, it’s helped me trust some people I might not have otherwise trusted with my safety and well-being. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not.
That’s quite magnanimous of you. It’s no skin off your back, I imagine. It’s a trait I wish I had to that degree.
I’m not sure it’s possi8le to intentionally arrange someone’s life so that mostly good and hardly any 8ad happen. How could one go a8out 8eing completely positive things will stay that way? Some things are just out of the control of any living creature, and that can’t 8e helped.
Hm… Well, I suppose it could 8e a good thing, 8ut at the same time, it’s not the 8est thing either. You should 8e sure that they are completely trust worthy 8efore you rely on them too much.
There’s not a whole lot that can 8e done when you’re stuck in dream 8u88les on your own, and it 8ecomes pretty o8bvious after a while that your life, or afterlife, isn’t going to make much of a change, whether it 8e for the 8etter or otherwise. It’s like a stand still, and things will remain that thing for the rest of your time, possi8ly for eternity. 8ut while your time is like that, others’ continues on, and you can’t help 8ut to watch and want to take a part in helping them through it. When you’ve 8een around for a long time, you have a lot of advice to give.
I WISH YOU THE BEST WITH THEM.
SGRUB. SBURB. I’M GUESSING THEY’RE LIKE, LIFE OR DEATH GAMES THAT YOU TROLLS PLAY? BECAUSE, HAVING A PLACE TO GO AFTER YOU DIE THAT ACTUALLY IS KNOWN TO EXIST, IS PRETTY FUCKING FANTASTIC.
Sgru8 is the game that trolls play, 8ut S8ur8 is the human version of it. While it is a life or death game, most players don’t know that until they play it. Not playing it won’t save you, though. When the game starts, so does the end of the world. This pro8a8ly goes without saying, 8ut those who don’t play are killed in the end of their world.
Dream 8u88les were made 8y the horrorterrors. We have Feferi to thank for their cre8ion, due to the fact that she is the one who convinced them to make them.