what do you do for a living?
do you hear that too?
ah.. nothing at the moment. i just lost my job.
i used to work at a movie theater but it got shut down after the incident.
the incident being the fact that no one ever went there so they were going bankrupt and then i broke the nacho cheese dispenser.
i think that was the last straw for the owner.
you made it sound so sinister
oh it was you shouldve seen the poor guy
its the kindest of people who end up facing
the cruelest of fates bless his soul
no he was nuts.
saw him strangle a rat in the parking lot once
well i think i might have just the job for you
there is a medieval dungeon themed supermarket
looking to hire
have you ever heard of… cryo
what are your opinions on partaking in a
geometric shape inspired work environment
hmmm oh yeah i think ive been there before. the one with the comically large spherical bolder rolling towards you when you try to enter?
i suppose i could make for a decent gargoyle or something. i have some ideas of my own to be exact.
very narrow produce aisle with chain blades swinging from the ceiling.
...seems on theme at least
i think youre right. i would be a natural…
except for the retail aspect maybe.
i guess applying cant hurt
what the hell are you doing? arent you trying to recruit her???
hahahahahah! good one!
oh you were serious.
i actually know absolutely everything there is to know about it! yup!
so there is absolutely no reason to explain it to me and go on a deranged tangent because uhm i already know everything.
seems like you triggered some kind of unpleasant memory in her
"have you ever heard of cryo
a question you hear ALL TOO OFTEN nowadays.
you wouldnt get it.
shaking my smh. my head. am i right?
(she looks so impressed)
i would love to be part of a cubic crystal system.
i imagine it would feel sort of tight knit and secure. interlocking with all the other little pyrites and forming something complete
like a stone hive mind of sorts. except they dont have minds obviously.
seems relaxing to be able to rely on your inherent structure like that.
i was thinking more of something alongside the likes
of ... a triangle? perhaps?
there is this really awesome shape that also
starts with „pyr“
so a pyramid scheme.
i feel like ive seen you before
maybe its your eyes?
i feel like people are starting to look more and more similar these days maybe youre noticing it too
similar... color scheme ?
you definitely havent cause i just moved here a few months ago lol
my eyes are pretty generic. youre probably just confusing me with someone else and whoever that person is i do not know them
speaking of, i totally forgot to bring out the trash earlier
now you somehow made her uncomfortable.
dumbass troglodyte fuck.
i forgive you white voice. just this once.
go fuck yourself
you look at smudged writing on your hand… damnit why did you use a black pen to write on black gloves…
…why did you write on your gloves???
girl are you deep sea fibre optic cable?
you seem sort of... familar (attempt nr.2)
because i would like to… chew on you…
that would be a mildly funny line if you were like, a shark guy or something
but i cant tell what you look like under that mask all covered up like that
so how do you know im NOT a shark guy?
just have a feeling.
how do you know if im a guy at all?
youre definitely not a shark though haha
see? i exposed you.
you must feel so embarrassed right now.
oh you havent seen embarrassing YET
really? okay do something embarrassing right now.
i… i cant on comand..
im too nervous
youre right! that is pretty embarrassing
im better when no ones watching.
didnt we take a class together?
i couldve sworn we had
it was a set up for a corny pick up line hah okay i get it
chemestry.. yeayea very clever
i... feel a bit bad for reacting like that now.
i think its just the pipes. this place gets supplied through them and they go pretty far underground.
theyre bigger than the usual ones too and even connect to other buildings and stuff. pretty interesting
are you passionate about vents or something?
i just used to live in an area with lots of them so i explored for a bit. it… can come in handy.
but seriously some are HUGE. more like canals. but theyre all abandoned and dry now so you can walk through them
uh the pipes i mean not the vents.
i still dont really understand their use.
they smell good tho.
you sniff them?
huh…i guess youre right
never payed them much attention
haha come on its hard to ignore
never payed them much attention
most people here arent really aware of the system. especially newcomers.
woah i sound old haha i mean i didnt die THAT long ago. nothing compared to the higher ups at least
when did you come here anyway?
about... 4 years ago?
ah that makes sense then. so you never got a glimpse of what it used to be like around here before Neziah either huh?
probably more chaotic. you never think about that?
i dont think much about anything tbh
was too focused on the grind to care
me neither. its not like anyone ever explains shit to you. ya die, ya wake up here and if youre lucky you still sorta remember who you used to be.
or maybe unlucky in most cases.
you just gotta go along with it.
but everyones too busy too care anyway they all got their own things going on
hmm oh well
fair enough i would say. its probably for the best.
the new artificial guards they created, dont know if youve seen them but they only really follow orders and nothing else.
i mean its sorta fucked up but in a way that seems peaceful not having to worry or think about anything
having a perfect identity just given to you with no prior memories to pull you down…
they look pretty cool.
when i think too much my head just starts hurting
it would be cool to go to the archives and read all their old records and stuff
or rather.. have someone smart explain them to me. im still not fluent in abyssal its too tricky.
dont you need a permit to get in though?
maybe one day
that too. but its not like i actually plan to go.
i have other stuff to deal with
yeah…. probably not