oboebandgeek99 IV

Untitled Parawatch Tale Series

  • 1. Unremarkable - In which a supposedly unremarkable person disappears into thin air
  • 2. Untitled chat tale - In which a member of parawatch discovers the event in the previous story and realizes maybe the parawatch community isnt the healthiest
  • 3. Untitled cat tale - In which Ottobon the cat goes on a journey to meet protagonist of tale 2
  • 4. Untitled road trip tale - In which protag of tale 2 sets out find/find out what happened to protag of tale 1, probably makes a friend or two along the way
  • 5. ????

Characters:

  • Sinclair Taylor - A nice enough enby who frequents the parawatch forums. Kicks off this whole story by straight up disappearing without a trace
  • Iskandar Samara - A man who has become fed up with the parawatch ethos of suspending your disbelief, comes to a head when sinclair (whom he likes) vanishes
  • Ottobon - Sinclairs cat. Obviously unable to communicate with humans but seems to know more than should be possible
  • Flora (or maybe someone else?) - A moderator from the parawatch forums that joins Iskandar and Ottobon on their quest to find Sinclair

Unremarkable

Sinclair turned the key and quickly opened the door to their apartment, closing it right behind them. They took a deep breath as they slumped to the floor. The door was uncomfortable against their back, but they didn't care at this point.

Why had they agreed to see their parents?

[inert rest of conversation without just being overtly ridiculous]
"Oh honey," their mother had said, taking their hand, "we're just worried about you, that's all. You spend all that time on your computer and… it just hurts to see you wasting your life when you could be doing so many remarkable things."

Sinclair had quickly pulled their hand away.

"You don't know the first thing about my life."

Sinclair thought about all of this as they stayed slumped on the floor. They felt a familiar ache in their chest and wished that just once they could make it go away. They stayed like that for several minutes until they heard a familiar sound coming towards them.

Ottobon the cat did not know much, but he could tell Sinclair was upset. In truth, he was a bit upset with Sinclair, who had neglected to fill his food bowl this morning despite his constant mewing insisting that he did, in fact, need a third full bowl for breakfast. But in this moment, he knew Sinclairs feelings came first. The two could negotiate the proper amount of food for a cat's breakfast later. He padded towards Sinclair, butting his head against their leg. This was received with many warm pets.

"You're the only one who gets me, Ottobon." They spent several minutes petting the cat before finally being motivated to stand back up and enter the apartment. Ottobon walked away, content at having done his job. He was sure to get many treats later.

Sinclair thought about their parents and their relationship with them. More than anything, Sinclair wanted to be financially independent, but the reality was their parents paid for everything.


Second Tale

Everything was blurry. There was nothing but a dull ache. And noise. So much noise. What the hell happened? He just wanted it to stop.

The world snapped back to Iskandar as he looked at his laptop screen. He had just connected to IRC. He had just gotten back from work. His parents were downstairs, yelling again. He couldn't wait to get his own apartment.

Waiting4Rousseau: No, you know what, I'm pissed at how we treat everything here as normal
Waiting4Rousseau: "Parawatch is where you go to suspend your disbelief," how many times have I been fed that fucking line
Waiting4Rousseau: That forum that Storks posted left me sick to my stomach, and half of the people who were talking abt it said it was her best writing yet
violaorchestranerd66: .seen storkshead
Assistant_Troy: violaorchestranerd66: I last saw storkshead 54 days ago saying "im being careful, im not gonna turn into my brother"
Waiting4Rousseau: nameless, sp00ky, katy, and wwyc still won't admit if the scared stiff bullshit was rp or a collab story. They say that they were all hacked, despite evidence to the contrary
KatyDidnt: dude, i promise you, i didnt make those posts, i have no fucking memory of writing that.
Waiting4Rousseau: I dont believe you anymore!
Waiting4Rousseau: People are burning barns and finding secret bases in diners apparently, and discovering old vhs tapes of questionable authenticity and talking about freezers?
Waiting4Rousseau: And dont get me started on the bullshit Imbroglio posts. And we let him get away with blurring the lines of truth and fiction, what, because he was an old member?
Waiting4Rousseau: Why the fuck are we all so calm about this? Why are we just like "hmm storks disappeared after heavily implying she was going to kill herself? ah well, business as usual, that's just how weird the world is."
Waiting4Rousseau: and it leaves us desensitized and half of our users are rping and the other half are blurring the truth and theres no clue when youre reading what
Waiting4Rousseau: and we treat it as an inherent truth of parawatch as opposed to a fucked up practice that could actually put people in danger if it isnt already

FloraHertz kicked Waiting4Rousseau. Reason: You know better than to discuss that stuff in general chat apropos of nothing.

He slammed his fist on the desk. He was just so frustrated

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