Robert "Robbie" Harukana is a teen with problems. He likes a girl that won't give him the time of day and now he has a crush on his best friend. If that isn't enough, he meets Ace, who isn't what he seems. Things are going to get complicated...confusing... and possibly dangerous.
Very, very dangerous...
"I've been writing for five years now," I say, leaning back into my chair whilst retaining my terrible postural habits and taking a sip of my disgustingly plain water. "And I still don't know squat, y'know."
Welcome to the place where I ramble on about things that I heard here and there, dropping writing tips and tricks that work for me and also some tips and tricks that don't. Plus, I'll be flaunting my near-forgotten computer science GCSE as I pretend to know what I'm talking about whilst guiding you through computery things. (Don't worry, I'm starting basic.)
To tell the truth, I'm a terrible teacher. But I'll be trying my best.
NOTE! As with most crafts, I still have a way to go. If you think I'm wrong about something, I probably am - so please feel free to correct me where necessary. I will continue to update as required from this end as well.
In the future, the line between the real world and virtual reality has begun to blur. Dominated by the elites, regular citizens are subject to mandatory psychological examinations the results of which can lead to their imprisonment...or even death. After the first murder in decades, a young woman must try to solve a series of seemingly familiar homicides, and at the same time trying to answer the question: what does it mean to remain sane?
Battles of wits with superpowers and ideas, in order to understand a little more about life.
The story is with some experimental, creative approaches such as challenge mode for bigger interactivity and it is intended to be like a bridge between simple, direct language and complex stories, where you must read between the lines in order to really enjoy them. The story will reexamine various values, ways of thinking etc. and challenge readers to do the same.
Plot of "Shattered reality" takes place in world, where is invented technology, which converts energy of emotions into various abilities (such as power to heal, create mist, control gravity). Main characters are high school students, who learn how to use the technology and evolve by interacting with others.
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After Gary, an estranged and grizzled grandfather to fifteen grandchildren (possibly more), is pressured onto various social media sites by his daughter, Cindy, in order to keep him from "becoming too... disassociated". A few pictures of scenic Floridian beaches and posts complaining about the absurdity of modern day "Feminazis" later, he'd become very adjusted to the new social climate. In fact, he'd become quite passionate, taking photography and writing mini essays and rants as a hobby and a part of daily life. Just as he'd become accustomed to his new hobby, he'd become very familiar with internet hate. Gary was constantly being bombarded with resentful direct messages touching on, no, pounding on the old man's posts for his very harsh and old fashioned perception of the world. It was only by his nature, while he wasn't blatantly racist (abandoning that brand of thinking when his only daughter married a young Black man, and his second oldest son married a Chinese woman while overseas with the Army. Then, after discovering that they were just as competent and human as any other white man, he grew to love them as he would love anyone of his own race.), he did practice a certain degree of "practical sexism", classism, a proneness to hypocrisy ( a byproduct of his old age),and a certain degree of derision for the youth, making him into a magnet for hate. But he didn't mind, he found a sort of comfort in his waning years to share his experiences and thoughts with his followers. The way he saw it, for every hater he had, there was five people who genuinely found his content insightful. But when a mysterious internet personality direct messages Gary, bringing up a long since forgotten secret of Gary's, the mystery sender puts Gary to the test to see how truly desperate he is to keep his secret under wraps.