Vampi Theory: Conveying the Message

WARNING: The following post has mention of events not suitable for children/those easily disturbed. Please do not read if you suffer from depression or suicidal thoughts. Thank you.

Hey, guys, it’s Vampi here. And man, am I mind-blown by what I just watched.

I’ll start this post off by saying this is NOT MY THEORY; rather, it’s a theory I found on The Game Theorists’ channel (hence why my post is called Conveying the Message). And it also has to do with one of my most recent favorite games: Doki Doki Literature Club.

So before we begin, I would suggest you play Doki Doki Literature Club before you begin (unless, of course, you fall under the group that was mentioned at the start of this post in the warning, in which case, just don’t play it, don’t read this, or if you do want to play it and read it, be forewarned it’s really… REALLY… creepy. (If by any chance you do want to play it, it’s a free download; link here. It may say it costs 10 bucks, but that’s just if you want the fan pack that comes with a lot of stuff, just backspace until it says $0.00.)

Finished playing? Well, let’s begin, then.

To start off, if you look at the Steam page for DDLC (or at the official website for it), you’ll see it looks like a cutesy visual novel where you join a club and woo the girls that make up the club by writing poems using a choice of words that you can select. But if you look at the tags for it, the main one that stands out from the rest is “psychological horror.” Makes it seem misclassified, right? But when you look at the bottom of the description (which is supposedly written by the “club president” Monika) you can see in bold text the same warning I mentioned above: “This game is not suitable for children or those who are easily disturbed.” It’s even shown in the tagline and the message that comes up when you start the game.

Seems like a joke, right? Wrong. Spoilers ahead.

The first playthrough seems normal, in which you write poems to woo one of four girls: the childhood friend Sayori, the timid Yuri (second waifu choice), the tsundere/mean flirter Natsuki, and the club president Monika (first choice for waifu hands down). Near the end of it, however, things get more… creepy.

The creepiness starts off just before a big festival event, with Sayori revealing she’s been suffering from depression. After a moment with either Natsuki or Yuri (in which you can learn some things about either), it’s the day of the festival; but Sayori doesn’t come. Worried, your character goes to look for her when you find out… boom. Hits you like a Hurricane Harvey. Sayori’s killed herself, and she’s hanging from her ceiling.

One interesting thing to note is the words beside the photo, which say “An exception has occurred. File “game/script-ch5.rpy”, line ___ (Vampi’s note, usually 307) See traceback.txt for details.”

I did so, and it revealed this chunk of text, coming from… Monika. Quote: “Oh, geez… I didn’t break anything,, did I? Hold on a sec, I can probably fix this… I think… Actually, you know what? This would probably be a lot easier if I just deleted her. She’s the one who is making this so difficult. Ahaha! Well, here’s goes nothing.” Going into the character files, Sayori’s character file is gone. Monika deleted her.

That’s slightly beside the case conveyed in MatPat’s video. If you continue after the end section of the game, it kicks you back to the title screen, but with a weird difference: Sayori’s character photo is replaced with a jumble of pixel sections coming from Monika’s, Yuri’s, and Natsuki’s character photos, and the “New Game” button is replaced with jumbled text.

Playthrough 2 attempts to go through the game, this time without Sayori. Eventually, you find out Monika has become self-aware in trying to get you to love her, even messing with files on your computer to do so, in a desperate attempt to make you (you, the player, not you, the character) love her.

After a while, she gains control of the game, deleting the character files for Yuri and Natsuki, leaving you with just you and Monika. (*insert Just Monika meme here*) You and Monika, in the club room, talking, forever. Forever, that is, until you do what Monika did to everyone else and delete her in order to save everyone else for the true ending. But there’s still something different going on. A THIRD playthrough shows that Monika, who’s no longer in the game, is not the club president, rather Sayori. And this time, SHE becomes self-aware.

Rewinding to the extended conversation with Monika in the second playthrough, Monika reveals she’s been pulling the strings behind the scenes, amplifying each characters’ worst traits so that you won’t like them, but you’ll instead like her more. (Monika, sorry, but that didn’t fool me. I liked you before you did that.)

It sounds like how it should go, but that’s not how it should be. Instead of the characters being AI-based, they follow a dialogue script. There’s no need for a character to have complex behaviors like so. It makes them seem like they’re from a different game.

The clues are in the poems. Over the first playthrough, you read the poems from the other club members, and they seem pretty innocent. Reading in-betwixt the lines, you can see hints that Sayori’s depressed, Yuri’s prone to self-harm like shown in the second playthrough, and Natsuki is being abused by her father as shown in the second act as well.

Over the second playthrough, you’re given 3 randomly-selected special poems. One of the ones that are part of the big deal is one that shows not too much. It’s a bunch of redacted text covered by black bars that only have few characters. These characters put together reads “nothing is real?”

But one thing MatPat learned from his Five Nights at Freddy’s theories is whenever there’s something dark, going into PhotoShop and playing with sliders reveals some interesting things. Putting the exposure all the way up reveals text that doesn’t seem related to the game, quote:

“Irregular heartbeat. Heart palpitations. Arrhythmia. I search and search, eyes scanning everything I can find on their symptoms. What is this? Shortness of breath? Chest pain? Dizziness? No. This is all wrong. Elyssa’s symptoms are nowhere near this simple. I’ve seen it twice now. The screams of pain. Sickeningly pale skin. Vomiting blood. There is no other explanation, other than that Renier’s information was a complete and utter lie.

“This can’t all be coincidence. It’s not possible.  I don’t know how much of this Renier is behind. But I do know this: There is something horribly wrong with this family. And I accepted the invitation to become part of it.

“I can hear Elyssa’s screams through the walls now. I listen helplessly. Renier said that he would be with her shortly. Is he in her room now? Why is she screaming louder than before?”

There are a few interesting things. First, the first few lines reveal that the person is a doctor; or rather, a person making a clinical assessment using the symptoms they’ve been given.

Next, notice the words “their symptoms.” This makes it seem like it’s a family, which is revealed later in the story. But it’s a family you can join, almost like a cult. Another thing referred to is Elyssa, which finishes it by saying that Elyssa is a research subject for a cult testing on little girls.

All this becomes somewhat familiar because it sounds like it’s coming from Yuri’s story.

In the first playthrough, Yuri gives you a book called “The Portrait of Markov.” In Yuri’s first description, during the era where Sayori’s alive, she describes it as so, quote: “…basically, it’s about this girl in high school who moves in with her younger sister… But as soon as she does so, her life gets really strange. She gets targeted by these people who escaped from a human experiment prison… And while her life is in danger, she needs to desperately choose who to trust.”

It sounds innocent, but let’s compare that to Yuri’s description from the second playthrough, when Yuri’s somewhat out-of-whack and Sayori’s gone. Quote: “Basically, it’s about this religious camp that was turned into a human experiment prison… all the people trapped there have this trait that turns them into killing machines that lust for blood. But the facility gets even worse, and they start selectively breeding people by cutting off their limbs and affixing them to-” End quote there.

She didn’t just describe the fake book, she described the bigger story, the plot of the horror game Team Salvato is making that the girls of DDLC come from.

Fast forward to video 2. In the first video, MatPat shows that all this sort of centers around YURI.

During the break between episodes, along with the recording of the first video, MatPat had been working with two Reddit users in the /r/visualnovel subreddit, their users being Mithost and warchamp7.

If you’ve completed the game, you’ll know the character files (or .chr files as shown in the directory) are the base of the game, and Monika deletes them one-by-one in her quest to make you love her.

Again, the character files start off as .chr files, which isn’t a real format programs can recognize. However, if you opened up a text editor like Notepad, you can see what’s inside, and that’s what Mithost and warchamp7 did.

Starting off with Yuri’s character file, which was the easiest to crack. It started as a bunch of random letters and numbers. The letters and numbers, however, was text encoded in what’s called Base64, which converts binary data into ASCII text. Decoding it revealed a creepypasta Team Salvato put in. Dan Salvato, the head of the team, confirmed it was a creepypasta he had written two years ago, which he stuck in the game just as an easter egg.

Natsuki’s file was harder to crack. When opened in a text editor, it was revealed it should be opened as a PNG file. After more work, using photoshop to revert color and putting in on top of a cone, then looking at it from a point, it was revealed to show a face. The face has nothing to do with the characters from DDLC, but it DOES have to do with Team Salvato’s other game. Maybe this could be the afore-mentioned Elyssa.

Monika’s file was an image of a ring with a square of black-and-white static in the middle. However, it wasn’t white static. It was binary code. 0 was represented by the color black, and 1 was represented by the color white.

Decoding the binary revealed it to be another pile of letters and numbers; another pile of Base64 to decode. What was revealed brought the whole puzzle together. And it’s from none other than Monika. Quote:

Can you hear me?

…Who are you?

I can’t… I can’t see you.

But I know you’re there. Yeah… You can definitely hear me.

You’ve been watching for a while now, right?

I guess I should… introduce myself or something.

Um… my name is… actually, that’s stupid.

You obviously already know my name.

Sorry. Anyway… I’m guessing if you were able to put a stop to this, you would have done it by now.

I mean, I know you’re not, like… evil, or anything… because you’ve already helped me so much. I should really thank you for that.

For everything you’ve done.

You’re really like a friend to me.

So… thank you.

So much.

I think… more than anything else… I really don’t want it to all be for nothing…

Everyone else is dead.

Maybe you already know that.

I’m sure you do, actually.

But… it doesn’t have to be that way, right?

Well… there’s a lot of stuff I don’t understand.

I don’t even know if it’s possible for me to understand it.

But I know that this isn’t my only story.

I can see that now. Really clearly.

And I think everyone else has has the same kind of experience.

Some kind of deja vu. It’s the Third Eye, right?

Anyway… I could be totally wrong about this.

But I really think that you might be able to do something.

I think you might be able to go back… or however you want to bput it… To go back and tell them what’s going to happen.

If they know ahead of time, then they should be able to avoid it.

They should… if they remember their time with me in the other worlds.. they should remember what I tell them.


I really think this might be possible.

But it’s up to you.

I’m sorry for always being… you know… Never mind.

I know that’s wrong.

This is my story.

It’s time to be a f***ing hero.

Both of us.


Let’s decode this.

First, you can tell it’s written by Monika, due to the “you’ve been watching me for a while” and “you already know my name” lines. We can also tell this is written after the events of DDLC, from the “everyone else is dead” line.

The bizarre parts are the lines of “Some sort of deja vu” and “this isn’t my only story” lines, supporting the idea she’s coming from a different game.

But it’s not just her, it’s all of them, coming from the line “I think everyone else had the same kind of experience” line.

The “you can fix this” lines are suggestive that in this new game, you can jog the memories of the 4 girls, possibly keeping the events of DDLC from ever happening. Going even further suggests that the game being released this year has Monika as not the villain, but as the hero.

One line stood out to MatPat, which was the deja vu line, in which Monika blames the Third Eye.

This is shown throughout the game as well. In the second playthrough, you get two normal poems, then a messed up poem. The first, given to you by Natsuki, is another pile of Base34, which decodes to a hidden poem called “Open Your Third Eye.”

The next, given by Yuri, looks like a bunch of random words but transcribed reveals another story, which ends off with “Her Third Eye is drawing me closer.”

This is the third character to mention the Third Eye, which according to a playthrough is shown on the cover of The Portrait of Markov.

This all points to Team Salvato’s next game being about the Third Eye and human experimentation (as stated by a line in the video that I refuse to type here).

This brings us to the final .chr file. Sayori’s, which was by far the trickiest to decipher.

In order to decipher it, you need to convert it to a .ogg audio file. It sounds like a lot of noise, but after putting it in a visualizer program and adding a spectrograph to it, it reveals… A QR code. When scanned, it takes you to the website of http;// (I read ahead, and I suggest you do NOT go there if you’re underage.)

In the page, it shows an examination report dated January 5, 2004, which describes test being run on a 3-year-old psychic girl known by only the first name Libitina.

However, the last name is replaced with Xs, and another name later has six Xs to replace it.

Six Xs.

Six letters.


The final note before the end of the report reads, quote: “You are choosing to avoid the measures necessary to prevent a repeat scenario, Doctor. Will you not have as much faith in your personnel as you do in your God?”

Yuri said earlier that The Portrait of Markov takes place in a religious camp turned human experimentation prison, which lines up to the report of a God of some kind.

Reading through the webpage reveals the tests are supposed to be used to open up Libitina’s “Third Eye”, which prove successful in the “Third Eye Activation Test” results, but the next results, for the “Third Eye Suppression Test,” are failed, which can mean Libitina’s is then unable to suppress the bloodlust activated by the first test.

This all leads to what Team Salvato’s next game is. And not only that but MatPat proves which character of the four it revolves around.

In the report, these symptoms are shown: “Twitching; vocal tics; biting; epiphora; vomiting; screaming; harm to examiner; harm to self; misplaced laughter.” There’s one character who shows these symptoms in the second playthrough.


But those aren’t the only clues.

It’s shown the birth date is 1/05/2001, which would make her 17 in 2018, which is when the next game, Project Libitina, is getting released. In the roster of girls in the Literature Club, Yuri’s the only one in senior year, making her fit the age range given.

The final clue isn’t in the game, however. Not in the game, not in the files, not even on the webpage we’re led to.

The final clue… is in the merchandise.

The merchandise looks clean. There’s a CG taken from each scene with each character, keychains, and more, but there’s also creepy “original artwork” for each of the characters, with a line that fits them. Looking at the photos, we see three of them wrapped in red string, but there’s one that isn’t: Yuri.

Another thing hidden in the merch is a piece of original artwork, with Monika handing you a piece of paper that reads the lyrics of  her end credits song, “Your Reality.” But in the other original artwork, called “Yuri Unhinged,” it instead shows Yuri in a chair beside a poster with none other than the Third Eye.

Here’s the deal. DDLC isn’t just a free game made to promote Project Libitina; it’s part of Project Libitina itself. Monika is this upcoming game’s protagonist, while Yuri’s the monster at the center of the story.

This is why Yuri had such a connection to The Portrait of Markov: it’s HER STORY, and the disconnect from Project Libitina is the reason Monika becomes self-aware.

But, like MatPat says, it’s just a theory. A GAME THEORY/VAMPI THEORY! Thanks for readi-

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Vampi’s Report on the Nintendo Direct: ND 3/8/18

Hey guys, Vampi here. I wasn’t able to watch the Nintendo Direct live like I was hoping to, but I’ve got news for you coming straight from it!


News for 3DS

The first subject of conversation was a new WarioWare game for 3DS, named WarioWare: Gold. Unlike last few installments in the series, this one combines both buttons, touchscreen, and motion controls, plus, according to the Direct, it has over 300 microgames. WarioWare: Gold launches for 3DS systems August 3rd, 2018.

Next up on the list was a new 3DS game that combines action and tower defense, Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers. I didn’t care too much about it, but for the sake of news, I watched it, and apparently you can have your own animalized Mii character in it. (Furry bait? Maybe.) Other animalized Mii characters made by friends can join in as gunners. Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers will release as a demo on May 10th, and as a full version on May 24th.

And welcome back to the Mario and Luigi: Remastered series. Earlier, there was a 3Dified remaster of the first game in the Mario and Luigi series, Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions. Now, the Bros are back again in Mario and Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey. In this game, Mario and Luigi venture into Bowser’s body while Bowser takes back his castle. Bowser Jr.’s Journey is basically what I call Bowser’s Minions Part 2. Mario and Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey will be available sometime in 2019.

Next up, something I’ve been waiting on for a while: Detective Pikachu. In this, a talking Pikachu solves mysteries with what could possibly be his trainer Tim. Apparently, there’s also a new Amiibo figure coming out with it. Detective Pikachu is available March 23rd, 2018.

And now back to the remasters. This time, we’re bringing back an oldie but goodie, with Luigi’s Mansion 3DS. In this, Dark Moon fans can explore the original Mansion, and there’s even the new Boss Rush mode. With an unknown date, all that was said was Luigi’s Mansion 3DS releases this year.


News for Switch

First off on the Switch reel, something that we’ve been seeing for a while — Kirby: Star Allies. In this you go through the game and recruit friends like the series favorites: King Dedede, Meta Knight, and Bandana Waddle Dee. Upon release, more updates will come, bringing in friends like Rick, Kine, and Coo from Kirby’s Dream Land 2; Marx from Kirby Super Star; and Gooey from Kirby’s Dream Land 3. Kirby: Star Allies launches March 16th, first update March 28th, demo available now.


Stuff I Skipped Through on the Switch Reel

I’m just gonna skip past this next one, as it’s kind of a random game. Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido releases June 8th.

The next one I skipped past as well, since it was just more info on a game. Octopath Traveler releases July 13th, with a free demo available now on the eShop.

“What happens when an Otaku assassin meets the Game World?” Chaos. Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes is, in short, about a guy traveling through the game world and 7 different titles, destroying bugs along the way. Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes releases this year.

Like games that are extremely challenging, like Super Meat Boy? You’ll love Dark Souls: Remastered for the Switch. It also releases with an Amiibo for the character Solaire of Astora. Dark Souls: Remastered for the Switch releases May 25.

Mario Tennis: Aces. Woo hoo. There’s a whole bunch of things they’ve added to make the game somewhat easier, and they’re also having a blind online tournament soon. No release date was shown.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is being imported to Nintendo Switch, and they’re even adding in Mario Odyssey themed levels, and further watching reveals they’re also working on a 3DS port with touchscreen controls. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker releases on July 13th.

Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy releases on Switch July 10th.

Little Nightmares: Complete Edition, which according to my buddy Parker is a puzzle game with a really good storyline, releases May 18th.

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition releases May 18th.

Splatoon 2, version 3.0, releases late April.



The Hype Section

Next, start up the hype train because I AM VERY MUCH HYPED FOR THIS NEXT ONE! Wanna get a taste of Japanese culture without even recognizing it? Welcome to the world of Ōkami HD! I don’t remember much of this game, seeing as I never played it, but I know for a fact that this game is FULL of Japanese mythology. Ōkami HD releases this summer for the Switch (apparently, it’s already out on PS4).

UNDERTALE. ON THE SWITCH. It said at the end “Coming… Eventually.”

South Park: The Fractured But Whole. As soon as I saw it, Parker said “PUT THAT *redacted* ON THE HYPE REEL.” Releases for Switch April 24th.

THE SPLATOON 2 OCTO EXPANSION. (Sad I don’t have the game. Rip.)



And that’s it for the Direct. Have a good day everyone.



Yet Another New Series: Vampi Theories

Heyo. It’s Vampi.

Lately, I’ve been watching bunches of theory videos from places like Game Theory, Film Theory, and the Cartoon Conspiracy videos on Channel Frederator. So I’ve decided that I’m gonna start making my own theories and trying to back them up.

So I’ll be working on my theories in my notebooks this weekend, and posting the first episode soon. Until then, I’ve got emulators to use on school computers to play Pokemon FireRed. Seeya then!

Note: Vampi and Friends Review isn’t dead, Quintessa and I need more gameplay time.

Vampi and Friends Review #1 – Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Alexa: Hey, everyone, it’s Alexa. And of course Vampi, Tech, and Quincy.

Vampi, Tech, and Quincy: *various versions of hello*

Alexa: Anyway, our first episode, like revealed, is Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. However, in the game there are four default classes you can choose, each with their own perks. There’s Athena the Gladiator, Nisha the Lawbringer, Wilhelm the Enforcer, and Claptrap the Fragtrap. With the the leader of the gang in the game, and me being the leader of the group, I’ll be going the route I went with Athena.

Vampi: I’ll take Wilhelm. He seems to be the only guy on the team, excluding DLCs.

Tech: Seeing as I’m on the tech side, I’ll take Claptrap… although the game REALLY doesn’t want me to, apparently…

Quintessa: And I’ll take Nisha, since she’s the only one left.

Alexa: Anyway, here goes.


Part 1: Plot Progression/Gameplay as Athena (reviewed by Alexa)

The game starts off with short missions, usually consisting of “go here, do this, go here, kill these guys, go here, boss battle, go here, turn in quest,” but as the game progresses, missions get longer. In terms of mission length, not that fast plot progression, due to the fact that later boss battles are really hard. (I’m talking to you, Felicity Rampant.) In terms of mission amount, the number of story missions aren’t as high as the number of side quests.

Gameplay as Athena, however, is decent. Each character has a special skill, which can usually turn the tides of battle. (Post editing note: when I typed this, it autocorrected to “turn the tires of battle.” Ha!) Athena’s skill is Kinetic Aspis, where she raises up a shield that entraps bullets, then she uses the damage those bullets would’ve done and throws the shield at an enemy, dealing that much damage. Other than that, she’s good with the weapons she defaults with for the first couple of quests.


Part 2: Storyline/Gameplay as Wilhelm (reviewed by Vampi)

Once the game begins, a cutscene is played, where Lilith, a character from Borderlands 2, goes up to a tied up Athena. After a few lines of dialogue, Lilith asks her for her story. She sums up the beginning with “a low-level Hyperion programmer (game note: Hyperion is the friendly group of the story, yet the enemy in Borderlands 2) found us and said ‘Come to the moon. Hunt a vault. Be a hero.'”

Fast forwarding through the storyline, you get to Hyperion’s HQ, Helios Space Station; an enemy group raids, and the main NPC Jack decides to send you down to the moon; black marketeer Janey Springs gives you a device that allows you to breathe on the moon; you kill people to get to the city of Concordia; when you land in Concordia, you encounter your next helper, Mad Moxxi (game note: I suggest NOT looking her up on Google Images, as her appearance isn’t really too kid friendly.); After more killing, fetch quests, etc., you make a robot army, defeat the leader of the Lost Legion, and you find a vault. Is it bad that I haven’t completed the game fully?

(TL;DR, you’re a person finding things for a robot army to take back a space station and find a Vault)

Gameplay as Wilhelm is somewhat less as good as Athena. His action skill is Wolf and Saint, where he releases an attack drone named Wolf to attack people while his defense drone Saint heals him.


Part 3: Graphics, Soundtrack, Dialogue, and Gameplay as Claptrap (Reviewed by Tech)

Graphics, as a whole, are beautiful. Backgrounds are interesting, detail isn’t too small not too big, and character design is great. For example, take a look at Athena in the character selection screen. All of her different heads (that is, the way you can customize her head) are well-detailed, and the effects on the Kinetic Aspis are beautiful.

Music, well, interesting. Most background music you can’t hear over the noise of gunshots,  grenades, dialogue, and… jumping, surprisingly… but if you listen closely to the music and stay still, it’s interesting. My favorite tracks are the BGM while you’re in Helios during the quest “Lost Legion Invasion”, and the EDM music made by NPCs DJ Boom and DJ Rang in the side quest “Wiping the Slate.”

Dialogue is hilarious sometimes, depending on which character you choose. For example, if you do the quest “Land Among the Stars,” you’re asked to help come up with quotes for motivational posters. Wilhelm’s quotes are always “No,” Nisha’s has to do with shooting (“Always aim for the face.”), and Claptrap’s were actual motivational quotes.

Gameplay as Claptrap is… interesting. Claptrap’s action skill is VaultHunter.EXE, in which Claptrap takes into account his health, shields, ammo, O2, and many other factors, and using a different Action Package based on the results. Clever use of if-else-if commands.


Part 4: Gameplay as Nisha (Review by Quintessa)

Nisha, by far, is our group’s favorite character. Her action skill Showdown lets her lock on to an enemy upon activation just by pressing the button that zooms in (however, the bonus does not work for snipers and rocket launchers). Her default weapons are a sniper rifle that works pretty well and a pistol that “shoots as fast as you pull the trigger”, which means spamming is alright.


Alexa: And it looks like that’s it. Next episode will be a game that we’re still working on, but are reviewing nonetheless. Till then, this is Alexa…

Vampi: Vampi…

Quintessa: Quincy…

Tech: And Tech…

Everyone: …signing off!

New Series: Vampi and Friends Review!

Alexa: Hey, guys, it’s your friend, DM Dokuro pal Alexa, with Vampi, Tech, and our newest addition, Detective Quintessa.

Quintessa: You can just call me Quincy for short.

Alexa: Anyway, we just wanted to make an announcement about our new series, Vampi Reviews!

Vampi: Basically what we do is we review video games and movies, each in our own perspective. However, for video games, we’re splitting it up into 4 categories. I have storylines…

Alexa: I have progression rate…

Tech: I have how it runs, graphics, etc cetera…

Quintessa: And I have gameplay.

Alexa: Our first episode will be coming soon: our review to Borderlands The Pre-Sequel! See ya then!

My Valentine’s Day Week in a Nutshell

Hey, guys, Alexa here. And, well, I had an… interesting… Valentine’s Day week. Well, most of it happened Day 3 and Day 5, but it’s still interesting nonetheless.

First day: Monday, the 12th. I was getting everything planned, gonna admit to my crush I have a crush on them, but I have it all in the back of my mind, and go throughout the day as normal. I’m reminded that on Wednesday, Valentine’s Day, there’s the Multicultural Assembly at school, where you pay 3 bucks to get a ticket to get in and see people do dances or whatever related to their culture. Not only that, but we were reminded of what our school called Mustang Mashup, a thing taken from a different school that is basically just an attempt for us to make friends, along with a live DJ playing music.

Tuesday, go as normal, reminded of the chaos again.

Wednesday. This is where things got interesting. Since I knew the DJ was gonna be there, I brought in my rave gear, which was a Pikachu polo and a solid black undershirt, covered by a red hoodie just to reveal it for during Mustang Mashup. Since it’s Mustang Mashup, I’m hoping to reveal my crush to my crush, like planned… But the plans went wry because my crush didn’t appear.

Mustang Mashup was what I hoped to be better than the rest, so I went in, grabbed my food, and wolfed it down. Two bags of barbecue chips and two carton of chocolate milk in 5 minutes. Afterwards, I moved up to a table near the dance floor, setting my stuff down, taking my hoodie off, and putting on the rest of my rave gear, ready to dance… To what turned out to be only one song. More on that in my next post.

When I went home, I discovered my mom had made a cookie cake shaped like a heart for Valentine’s Day. We are on that, along with some delicious dinner, and I went to bed.

Thursday, I was planning to bring a couple pieces of cookie cake to share with my crush, but yet again, they didn’t appear. However, my former crush did, and when I offered it to her, she immediately agreed. Rest of the day was relatively normal.

Then today. Friday. We had a few pieces left, so I grabbed a couple and put it in my coat pocket. Thankfully my crush came along, so I had the chance to work it out. Here’s specific dialogue (that I can remember) on how it went.


Me: (in a Yu-Gi-Oh duel with my friend the school’s Yu-Gi-Oh God, Speedorama) Oh, hey, (crush name here).

Crush: Heyo, check this out.

(Crush proceeds to show me art, and we converse while I lose my duel with Speedorama and duel with my other friend GenjiMain)

Me: (after saying something about one of her nicknames, making a joke) Alright, I have nothing against you, I just had to do that… In fact, I should probably say I have a crush on you.

Crush: Oh, well, I only date girls.

My mind: Uh-oh, that’s bad.

Me: …duly noted. We can still be friends, right?

Crush: Definitely.

(we proceed to fist-bump)


So that went not at all according to plan. Sharing the cookie cake didn’t work since she said she didn’t do sweets, and the former crush passed on the offer today, so now I have two pieces of chocolate chip cookie cake, uneaten, in my backpack. I basically got denied today.



So there we go. Feel free to comment whatever. (Was going to say something directly from my thoughts here, but I’m not saying it because it shouldn’t really be said.) This is Alexa, signing off.

12 Days of Writermas: Day 3 – Fast Forward

After a few years having to deal with new people in the house trying to stay hidden, Vampi moved out, the Antics team coming with. Once he’d officially moved in and his parents weren’t around, Vampi imagined himself some money to pay for a bigger house, and once he got there, he got the Antics team back to full size.

“Finally,” Arisu groaned. “Being small was tiring.”

“Give him a break, Arisu.” Tech replied. “Having to hide 12 people from everyone you know is a hard job.”

“I can vouch for that.” Alexa added.

“Anyway, should we set up a way to get money, nya?” Nephri asked Vampi.

Vampi thought about it, then came up with a good way. “Alright, I have an idea. Tech, you know a bunch of website that give you money for watching tons of videos, so set up accounts on them and have a program auto-watch videos.”

“On it, my man.”

“TAS, work with Tech on setting up a program for Bitcoin mining.”

TAS gave Vampi a thumbs up.

“Alexa and Arisu, I ran into a good place for you guys to work, called Michi Makers Coffee. They bring a good source of income, see if you can get jobs there; extra points if you tell Michi that Vampi sent you two.”

“Aright, good sir.” Arisu bolted out with Alexa, who was giving directions.

“Itch… Do what it is you do. Nephri, you can go help out at the pet store, but don’t mess with the other pets. Mizana, Taniza, Isaac, you guys can set up a freelancing service. Jenny, Thali, and FortLite, you guys can set up a DJing service. That may get good money.”

Everyone rushed to get their jobs done, while Vampi imagined himself some video games to play.



Meanwhile, at Michi Makers Coffee:

Arisu bolted in, with Alexa being dragged along. A girl with purple hair in a witch hat rushed in. “Woah, woah, where’s the fire, people?”

“We were told to speak to a Michi.” Alexa said, out of breath.

“You’re looking at her. And you two are?”

“I’m Arisukiama Trigan, world-class demon turned nice. My out-of-breath friend here is Alexa.” Arisu replied.

“Our friend… Vampi… sent us… to get jobs…” Alexa panted.

Michi opened her eyes wide. “Vampi sent you two? Man, he must be desperate for money. You guys have the job. Any friend of Vampi’s is a friend of mine. Hey, Luna, get in here!”

A girl with white hair in a Star Butterfly-esque hairstyle walked in. “Yes, m’lady?”

“These two here are new workers. Show them the ropes. I’ve got business to take care of.”

“On it, Sensei.”


12 Days of Writermas: Day 2 – Infinite Possibilities

<< To Day 1


The next morning, Vampi woke up to see Arisu, Alexa, Tech, and Thali sleeping on his left, Mizana, Isaac, Nephri, and Taniza sleeping on his right, and Jenny, Fortlite, Itch, and TAS sleeping at the foot of his bed. He reached over to stop his alarm and felt skin instead.

“Don’t worry, Vampi,” Arisu said. “You’re covered.”

Vampi screamed and jumped out of his bed, waking the 12 up, each of them mumbling.

“Holy Lord GabeN… Are you all real?”

Tech looked left and right, then smirked. “As real as you want us to be, beauti-”

Alexa placed her hand over Tech’s mouth. “You tell us. One minute we’re in the group room playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the next we’re in your room while you’re sleeping.”

“My God… Dreams becoming a reality…” Vampi ran out of the room to his living room and closed his eyes, imagining an eyepiece connected to his glasses, and then he opened his eyes to a blue screen in one of his glasses lenses with an anime catgirl on it. “Thank you for choosing CattOS, your friendly source of info on everything everywhere! I’m your AI companion, Sora. Just say my name and I’ll do what you need!” Sora disappeared from the screen.

Vampi turned to see Alexa and Tech staring at the screen. “Coooooool,” the 3 said.

Vampi heard his parents getting out of bed, so he told everyone to hide in his closet until he gave the go-ahead, putting the eyepiece in his pocket.

After his parents went back in their rooms to do whatever it was they did, Vampi gave them a thumbs up. “Alright, how do I bring you lot to school with me?”

Everyone started spouting ideas, but Vampi stopped them when he heard Taniza’s idea.

“Why don’t you use you imagination power to make shrinking potions and have us drink it all?”

“You do have a good idea there. One doesn’t simply walk through the front door of Mordor, after all.”

Vampi created shrinking potions and the 12 drank them, shrinking onto his bed. “You guys may have a bumpy ride, because you guys are going in my backpack.”

The group jumped into a back pocket of Vampi’s backpack, staying silent until they got to Vampi’s school.

12 Days Of Writermas: Day 1 – Beginnings

To Day 2 >>

Vampi was a 15 year old boy, who loved to play video games, write on his blogs, and really just do anything electronic. Sadly, he had gotten grounded for some odd reason, meaning he couldn’t get on electronics. He had gotten back from visiting his dad, who was diagnosed with cancer, and had sat down on his usual spot on the couch, letting his mind flow.

“Finally you bring us out, nya.”

Vampi turned to see a catgirl beside him, along with 11 others, all fitting into the couch, some even sitting where his backpack rested.

“Well, I had to release the Antics squad at SOME point today, Neph.”

The catgirl, Nephri, was part of a group of people that lived inside Vampi’s imagination, with each holding a different fragment of his traits. To list all 12 members, there was Alexa, who held Vampi’s ignorance; TAS, who held his love for memes; Itch, who held his love for breaking the fourth wall when making stories; Mizana, who held his curiosity; Isaac, who held his OCD; Nephri, who held his persistence; Taniza, who held his sassiness; T3chN3k0/Tech, who held his love for technology; F0r7L173/Fortlite, who held his love for music; Jenny/0b51d14n, who held his love for jokes; Arisukiama/Arisu, who held his love for pranks; and finally Thali, who held his seriousness.

“Well, you usually let us out for something,” Thali said. “What do you need help with?”

Vampi sighed. “I dared myself to go along with a 12 Days of Writermas game during the month of December. Thanks, Elyana.”

“Who’s Elyana, nya?” Nephri asked.

Vampi started to talk, but Alexa interrupted. “Online friend. Blogger. No need for more explanation.”

“Guess you should get to work,” Thali said to Vampi.

“That’s the thing, Thal.” Vampi replied. “I can’t think of much.”

TAS, who was mute, moved his hands around with different handshakes and movements, which he instantly knew was ASL, the language he was learning. TAS signed, “Just use this conversation here as the first topic, lol.”

Vampi smirked. “Good idea.”


Shoutout to Lucky Wing/Elyana for coming up with the idea for 12 Days of Writermas! I’m not gonna be following the Christmas-related prompts like she is, but I’m still doing the 12 days!

Hurricane Harvey & The Impact on Texas: Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Salutations, everyone! Alexa Hattomi here, reporting from school. (Shh! Don’t tell anyone I’m blogging during class!)

Anyway, today’s more of a serious post. It’s about Hurricane Harvey. According to CNN Student News — the reason I made this post, actually — Hurricane Harvey’s settled over the Gulf of Mexico, gathering more rainwater and presuming to make a second trip over Houston and southeast Texas come Wednesday. I actually have a family member in Texas that their house was in the path of the hurricane. Some interesting stories are also around Facebook, too. For example, one of my aunts said something about a somewhat large group of elderly people left in a flooded nursing home in the flood area. (In case you’re worried about them, don’t be. They got rescued sometime afterward.) A kid named Dominic, who was a big fan of Game Theory, died in the Houston Floods, and MatPat, the guy behind GT, decided to remember him via a mention on MatPat’s Twitter.

Not only that, but a few of my favorite charity livestreams are pitching in. Like, for example, Games Done Quick. They usually do a week-long event every summer for Summer Games Done Quick, and every winter for Awesome Games Done Quick. But word got out they’re doing a special stream starting 8PM EDT tonight and ending 8PM EDT on Sunday. Even my favorite single-person livestream, The8BitDrummer, is drumming for charity to help with Hurricane Harvey.  Any help is appreciated, and in my opinion, this is the first time in a long time that the US is helping out. This will make the history books for sure.


But alas, I have no clue as to what else to say. I suggest if you have any spare change, no matter how big, you help out with Hurricane Harvey relief. This has been Alexa Hattomi, signing off!