Virtue’s Last Reward—or, alternatively, “VLR”—has been known to exhibit the following symptoms. If you begin to display any of these, distance yourself from friends and loved ones immediately, and proceed at once to the nearest IDO center.
Dual Language Support – Early cases show that VLR allows communication in both English and Japanese, with dialog playable in both languages. Whether or not this indicates damage to the languages centers of the brain is under investigation.
Puzzles and Story – Preliminary investigations show that this game progresses rapidly through a repeating cycle of two distinct stages, which have been termed the “Novel” and “Escape” stages. During the Novel stage, subjects find themselves engaged by a complex and mysterious story. During the Escape stage, subjects have been observed solving numerous puzzles.
Fully-Voiced Novel Sections – One of the indicators of the Novel stage is reportedly fully-voiced dialog: All characters except for the protagonist can be heard speaking during this stage.
Numerous Endings – VLR has been shown to exhibit numerous paths of infection, most of which are lethal. At press time, 24 different “endings” have been observed, each unique.
Immersive Three-Dimensional Environment – Many infected patients have reported a feeling of increased immersion in their surroundings, often manifested in the ability to rotate the camera around a 3D room rendered in-game and select and manipulate objects in three-dimensional space.
Introduces New Characters, Brings Back Old Ones – Our files on 999 indicate that a number of the characters featured there appear again in VLR, although in what capacity is still unclear. This strain also introduces several new characters, all of whom merit additional investigation.
It has come to my attention that my grades are slipping, and quite rapidly, at that. The main cause of this is my own laziness. As soon as I get home and sit down on my comfy computer chair, it’s nearly impossible to get myself to do work.
I know getting myself to work like this just isn’t going to turn out so swell; I’ve tried many times over, trust me. So! I have come up with some extreme countermeasures and yes, I had to make up some shnazzy name to go along with it so I can feel cool and hip and stuff. I call it Project Isolation!
But yes, the idea of Project Isolation is to revert back to the study habits I used during middle school, where my grades were sparkling shining magical magnificent fabulous beautiful. And what are these miraculous study habits, you ask? Why, it’s very very simple:
You simply have to have no friends to spend your free time with during the day, so to kill that idle time, resort to doing homework.
Well, I’m not going to go around telling all my friends “Hi, you all aren’t my friends anymore because I need to do homework,” but I will be isolating myself from anyone at school who will distract me. That means going off campus to small cafes and the like to work away from my peers. So yes, for any school friends who happen to follow my blog and are actually taking the time to read this post: that’s where I’m going to be for the next several… um… well, just until I give up. Hopefully it’ll last until at least the end of the quarter or something. But yeah, don’t worry, I’m not dead or anything, I’m just isolating myself from society. Well, maybe not society, but school society, I guess.
But yes, taking care of my school work in my isolation period will leave me with plenty of free time once I come back home! Yay! So, I think I’m gonna take advantage of the free time and turn back to my middle school ways once again and try and make myself a few more internet friends. Yeah, so uh… if anyone feels like chatting with me, don’t be shy!
Project Isolation comes into effect tomorrow. Be prepared, self.
3. Oh dear. I can predict two outcomes here. Well, first off, I’m normally one of those seemingly quiet and shy people on the outside and all, but heh… I have a wee bit of a temper. Okay, maybe not a wee bit. More like a lot bit. Anyway, being but into such a ridiculous situation would likely trigger that fiery temper of mine and I’d react with the ranting of a thousand angry teenagers. Either that, OR I’d release the true potential of one of the things I’m real good at: following directions. I’d make it clear to the other players that, hey, I’ll do whatever you guys tell me to do as long as it isn’t completely stupid. Like, choosing what doors to go through? No, they can send me through whatever door my bracelet is needed for. At least, that’s how it’ll go in the beginning. Once I get a better feel of how the game is like and what kind of people the other players are, I might start to do a little acting and thinking on my own.
4. What’ll happen to me, huh? I guess I could be easily taken advantage of for following directions so easily, and blindly placing trust in a bunch of strangers, if I went down that path. Otherwise, if I went around being all angry and bitchy, I can see myself acting and being treated a whole lot like Lotus, I guess. Her and I are similar in a couple ways. But yes, my fate pretty much depends on how the others guide me. By myself, I probably wouldn’t be able to do much.
lets be honest here...everyone does that. It's nothing to be ashamed of
I’m assuming this is in response to my post from last night.
Hmm, I guess you’re right, anon.
It’s like that episode of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei where he says that everyone looks down on people worse off than ‘em in order to make ‘em feel better about themselve— wow sorry that was the first thing that flashed to mind ahaha
But yeah, I can’t help but feel a little guilty from time to time, but at the same time, I can’t help comparing myself to him either.
I’d like to go lap swimming, but the real downside to that is paying. It’s sorta expensive, you know? Like, 5 or 6 bucks for only an hour or so of swimming. Plus, when it comes to lap swimming, I hate sharing lanes with other people, and the lap swim ladies sure are chatty.
I guess I’m leaning towards showing up late. I sure hope it’s an easy practice, though.