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DIS: Lost Causes Halloween"I am Walter Samuels."
This mantra was all that was keeping the man together. It had once been longer, once included where and when he was born, and who he was related to. It used to mention the job he worked at for twenty years, and the country he was proud to be a citizen of. It used to remind him of a rich life that was once his. He used to only have to say it once a day.
Time had consumed it all, bit by bit. Small gaps here and there, such as dropping the name of his company or losing his wife's maiden name. Well, it was probably his wife, since there were kids involved in that mantra or was that his sister?
When the words vanished, the memories began to fade. Now, Walter clung desperately to his name, but already he felt the memories of his very face slipping away.
"I am Walter Samuels!" he pleaded. "I am Walter Samuels! I am W-Wally Samuels I am Walt Samuels I am W. Samuels "
He felt the gap begin to appear. Before he could focus on it though, something pri
DIS: Lost Causes 1Elena glared at her alarm clock with the sort of fury that few could stand against. The alarm clock held its ground however, refusing to change its mind about what time it was or that in ten minutes it would go off.
She'd woken up too late to be able to turn over and fall back asleep but too early to justify relinquishing the warm covers and soft pillows of her bed by getting out. For a moment, Elena considered tapping the farthest button from her on the clock to prevent it from going off and rolling over, but the feisty little device almost seemed to threaten, "We both know you'll oversleep if you do."
The two of them were locked in a stalemate with both sides glaring at each other until enough time had passed for Elena to cede victory to the new day and emerge from her bed. She did however deny the little bastard its victory celebration, turning off the wakeup call before it could release that obnoxious sound. Now silenced before it could even try to annoy her, the clock seemed to re
DIS: Lost Causes IntroOne particular day, I visited a very strange place full of very strange people. There I was asked three questions.
Why did you come here today?
It seems like such a simple question, however at that place it is anything but. There's a secret behind the question only those who learn its answer know.
It took awhile, but I finally realized why I went to that place to begin with.
Have you ever felt there was more to this world than what you see?
Like it did for so many others, this question started my journey. The world I was satisfied with up until that point suddenly felt so empty. When I decided to search for answers to fill it, I found out just how large the world really was and how small the part I used to think was its sum really turned out to be. I dove headfirst into this new world with such fervor that it wasn't until I was too far into my adventure that the other question they asked finally hit home.
Have you ever made a mistake that changed everything?
It all came together just a
Remnant Chapter 1Having one's leg or arm fall asleep is one of the worst mundane experiences one can have. There's a strange disconnect between that appendage and the rest of the body as well as the most distracting sensations of a million somehow soft pins tickling the sleeping body part. The worst part is that one doesn't notice when it starts or stops, but can't stop thinking about it while it lasts.
While not exactly the same sensation, something extremely similar seemed to be afflicting Vin's head at this very moment, accompanied by the most lovely feeling grogginess and just a touch of disorientation. Oh, and everything was blurry, just in case it wasn't hard enough to wake up.
To add to this wonderful awakening, Vin discovered that his arms had decided to disobey his orders to lift his hands up to his face to try to rub away whatever this unwelcome morning present was. Trying to compromise with his sleepy body, he decided to rub his fingers together where they were instead and groan just the sam
Window to the Soul Ch 1The soul is a record of life.
All living things possess one. Everything that life does or experiences is recorded on its soul and the soul ends up reforming itself to reflect this. In short, if you could see a soul, you'd be able to know everything about its host just from its appearance.
In the beginning of the world, souls lived not in their own Realm, but alongside us. This does not mean the world was free of death, but rather that it was not death as we know it. There was no Beyond for souls that shed their bodies, so instead they continued to live on. Death was understood as a metamorphosis, similar to emerging from a cocoon, rather than the end of a life.
However, the Betrayal of the Thirteenth changed everything.
The Thirteenth despised his soul. Some texts claim that it showed his traitorous nature, while others argue that he saw his as inferior in comparison to his twelve brothers and sisters. There's another theory that views him as being against the idea of a visible soul. P
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