Tweets – May 13

 

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AiWatsonCarver

AiWatsonCarver @AiWatsonCarver – 13 May

@hikarifan I would like you to come to my birthday party on Sunday. If you can, I’ll come and get you at noon – my house is hard to find.

 

HikariFan

HikariFan @hikarifan – 13 May

@aiwatsoncarver I’m sorry… I already have plans for Sunday. Can we hang out another time?

 

AiWatsonCarver

AiWatsonCarver @AiWatsonCarver – 13 May

@hikarifan Great! I’ll come to get you at noon. Don’t worry – I’ve already taken care of your other plans. He’ll understand completely.

 

HikariFan

HikariFan @hikarifan – 13 May

@aiwatsoncarver What? Like I said, I can’t go. We’ll talk again soon.

 

 

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Tweets – May 9 through May 10

 

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HikariFan

HikariFan @hikarifan – 9 May

@tokidokiducky I’m so sorry about the other day – I just don’t know what to think. I really need your help!

 

Tokidokiducky

TokiDokiDucky @TokiDokiDucky – 9 May

@hikarifan Don’t worry about it. I promise that I’m going to help you. If we can track down your Ghost, then I have the code to destroy it.

 

HikariFan

HikariFan @hikarifan – 9 May

@tokidokiducky please please – before anyone else sees me…. it…. whatever!

 

Tokidokiducky

TokiDokiDucky @TokiDokiDucky – 9 May

@hikarifan I have to do a little more research – at least a few hours. If you see more activity, then send me whatever IP addresses you can

 

HikariFan

HikariFan @hikarifan – 9 May

@tokidokiducky how do I do that? Oh shit… I’m really starting to freak out…

 

Tokidokiducky

TokiDokiDucky @TokiDokiDucky – 9 May

@hikarifan it’s OK… if you see your Ghost used anywhere, just send me the URL and I’ll take care of the rest. It’s going to be fine.

 

HikariFan

HikariFan @hikarifan – 9 May

@tokidokiducky thank you! I have to study for a huge test and I can’t concentrate…. I better sleep my Mac for a while… meditate? arrgh!

 

Tokidokiducky

TokiDokiDucky @TokiDokiDucky – 9 May

@hikarifan leave your phone on – if anything comes up I’ll just call.

 

Tokidokiducky

TokiDokiDucky @TokiDokiDucky – 10 May

@hikarifan You can stop worrying – I found your Ghost! I’ll contact you soon with the details, but it’s definitely out of bad hands.

 

HikariFan

HikariFan @hikarifan – 10 May

@tokidokiducky Thank you so much!!!

 

 

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Season 1, Week 11 – “Bodies”

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62) Point ZeroYou Can Handle The Truth
63) Die DatabaseMasae Ekiguchi Interview
64) Elixir of MateriaRiding On The Rocket
65) All Hail The Fan GhostsYou Princes Of Script Kiddies

Ai Watson-Carver was uncharacteristically specific about her role in the Council at Point Zero, and the problems they are facing. It seems that Embodied ForcesSpace, Time, Energy, Matter, Spirit, Consciousness and Information – don’t have access to an “instruction manual” explaining what should happen at Point Zero. Therefore, they’ve been using each Variant to construct possible solutions, to no avail. For example, adjusting the afterlife to reflect the Western ideas of eternal peace or punishment, heaven and hell, only lead to chaos. Due to this instability, all Variants of our reality (from Point One to Point Zero) seem to be separated from the Universal Structure at large, by unknown forces, lest they infect everything.

Ai also explained how the Nameless was able to take over EurythmyGirl (Kaia) – her connection to the White was severed, replaced by one to the Nameless. This was an advanced form of what has been happening all during human history – possession or some mental illness being examples of entities subverting spiritual connections for their own means. She also revealed that MirrorPlay (Miranda) is the born agent of the Black (Matter), just as Ai is the agent of the White (Spirit). A final force, Consciousness, was brought up in passing, but the identity of the person that embodies it is still unspecified.

HikariFan (Emily) was focused on school, and her attraction to a customer at the café she works at. She also enjoyed the interview with Masae Ekiguchi, the drummer from Die Database. That interview was wide-ranging in its trivia, including the fact that Masae was a fan of Joan Gordon, the lead singer of Intruder Alert! and Suspender, and founding member of the Collective.

TokiDokiDucky (Tokie) continued to follow the trail of Miranda’s stolen Ghost. She was able to determine that a total of 64 Ghosts (all from young girls and women) were taken from Die Database Fan Cloud members, something that Agartha Labs’ advanced security measures should have prevented. Tokie told how her Ghost was used as a prototype for the system, and still has debug code that allowed her to switch Ghosts with Miranda on numerous occasions. That special connection allows her to partially track the moments of Miranda’s Ghost, but she had yet to firmly establish its location. She also revealed that all Ghosts have special, inactive code that allows them to penetrate networks – code that was meant to help users navigate firewalls to more easily attend virtual concerts, but could also be used nefariously, if it got into the wrong hands.

Tokie also explained how Die Database did not exist in previous Variants, and how she had never met Satomi, Masae or Yuma before now. This means that Agartha Labs is also new to this Variant, and that most notable events are unprecented. The question is – why is Variant 237 so “new, weird and simply more intense than before”?

Tweets – April 24 through May 6

 

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HikariFan

HikariFan @hikarifan – 24 Apr

I’ve completely had it with my Fan Cloud “friends” – they keep telling cosmic stories that have no chance of being true.

 

HikariFan

HikariFan @hikarifan – 24 Apr

I better just stick with Satomi and @DieDatabase . I get kick out of knowing that she walked the same Berkeley streets I now call home.

 

HikariFan

HikariFan @hikarifan – 24 Apr

What am I going to do to find Miranda, without help from Tokie and Kaia? Or have I been fooled the whole time – does “Miranda” even exist?

 

AiWatsonCarver

AiWatsonCarver @AiWatsonCarver – 6 May

@hikarifan Please contact me soon… we really need to talk.

 

AiWatsonCarver

AiWatsonCarver @AiWatsonCarver – 6 May

@tokidokiducky I know what happened in Portland, cousin. You can’t hide your conspiratorial thoughts from me. Just watch your step.

 

Tokidokiducky

TokiDokiDucky @TokiDokiDucky – 6 May

@aiwatsoncarver Don’t even go there! You’ve been lying to me about Miranda since the very beginning! I’m officially done with you – get away

 

Tokidokiducky

TokiDokiDucky @TokiDokiDucky – 6 May

@aiwatsoncarver And stay away from @hikarifan – she doesn’t need to be any more a part of your mess than she already is.

 

HikariFan

HikariFan @hikarifan – 6 May

@tokidokiducky @aiwatsoncarver Both of you are crazy – I’m tired of hearing about your end of the world fantasies – please leave me alone!

 

 

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Season 1, Week 10 – “Number 12”

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59) Elixir of MateriaThe Imaginary War
60) All Hail The Fan GhostsFollowing The Blue Pajamas
61) Point ZeroLies and Metaphors

HikariFan (Emily) no longer believes that TokiDokiDucky (Tokie) and EurythmyGirl (Kaia) are telling the truth on their blogs. She can’t comprehend how tales of the Collective, universal conspiracies and time travel can possibly be true. So, she had pledged to ignore Tokie and Kaia for the time being, and focus on her promotional work for Die Database. Emily also has decided to keep looking for MirrorPlay (Miranda) on her own – even if she can’t be certain that the girl she knows as “Miranda” even exists.

Ai Watson-Carver explained more about her role in the Universal Structure, although in a puzzling way. It seems that she is now responsible for the transition of the spirits of “everyone who has ever lived” into the White. She also described how “the kind of world you believe in is the world you get”, implying that it was the sheer focus on apocalyptic thoughts and prayers throughout history that is leading to current apocalyptic events.

Soon after they took Kaia away to meet with the Nameless, Cassandra and Helena dragged Tokie through space and time, first back to Ikebukuro, Tokyo, and then to Portland, Oregon. There seemed to be a pattern to their constant travels, but Tokie didn’t understand it until they reached Portland, right after the Fourth Event on the night of March 4, 2011. Tokie had assumed that something terrible had happened to Miranda – the last time she saw her virtually, she was unconscious. Instead, she found her mother, Cathy (Number 12 in the Collective) lovingly tending to her daughter in the bathroom.

At the Fourth Event, Cathy had threatened to kill Tokie if she had anything to do with Miranda again. Since Tokie persisted, Cathy took that as a sign that her love for Miranda was true, and thus brought Tokie to that moment to recruit her – she was apparently making a non-Collective force designed to combat the Nameless. Once Miranda woke up from the drug that Aurora had given her, she was shocked and confused by Tokie’s physical presence in Portland. Cathy then told Miranda that they had to leave Portland immediately, and could never return. She also told Tokie that she couldn’t go with them, and that she had to return to late April.

Cathy told Tokie that it was Ai Watson-Carver that had been lying all along, about why Tokie and Miranda had to be physically kept apart, and about what Aurora’s mission was. She asked Tokie to find out who had stolen Miranda’s Ghost, to save Kaia from the Nameless, and to not kill Cathy the next time they met. The implication was that in the next few months after the Fourth Event, Cathy would also be taken over by the Nameless – it was unrevealed whether this had already happened by the time of her appearance at Phone’s funeral.

After Cassandra and Helena took Tokie back to the present in her bedroom in Ikebukuro, Helena threatened Tokie, due to an unspecified reason – apparently Tokie had done something terrible in the future, and Cassandra’s insistence was the only reason she had not already killed her. As they left, it was still unclear what side the twins were on – were they controlled by Ai, the Nameless, Cathy, or did they have their own agenda?

Finally, Tokie quit her job at Circle X, so she could devote her time to Miranda – despite their brief meeting in Portland, she was still missing in the present, and her ghost was still being abused.

Season 1, Week 9 – “Wake”

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55) Cosmic IndividualitiesFlipping the unfair coin
56) Cosmic IndividualitiesFreedom for rent
57) All Hail The Fan GhostsChasing The Twins
58) Die DatabaseSatomi Kurogane Interview

EurythmyGirl (Kaia) attended the “funeral party” for Phone (Brian Thomas) which was held on Sunday evening in a warehouse a few kilometers to the north of Munich, Germany. All active members of the Collective attended, thanks to Helena, who teleported them in from around the world. Helena also cleaned the warehouse of printing equipment before bringing in a stage, full bar, and various other temporary structures.

Cassandra, Helena’s sister, seemed distracted, and was wearing the same pajamas that Miranda had on during the Fourth Event. Kaia noticed this, and when she stopped to talk to Cassandra for a few moments, she told Kaia “I forgive you. And I hope you die in flames.” Cassandra had control of all aspects of time, and it wasn’t clear until a few moments later that she was speaking of future events involving Kaia.

Right before this time, Cassandra and Helena had removed TokiDokiDucky (Tokie) from Ikebukuro, Tokyo, and brought her a few hours into the future, to the same warehouse in Munich where the party was being held. At that time, Ai and Susanna pulled Kaia aside, and apologized for events that had not yet happened. Specifically, Susanna lamented that she could no longer watch over Kaia, and Ai said that she had “cheated” by traveling to the Fifth Event (which takes place in October), with Cassandra and Helena. Due to this, she had lost control of Kaia to the Nameless, for unspecified reasons.

The next events happened in only a few seconds – from the back of the warehouse, Tokie saw Number 12 arrive. Then, Kaia was removed from the Bodyweb and Ai’s control by force, and a wave of “random numbers” took over her body. She rushed towards the stage, and blinded Helena with her thumbs before throwing her to Number 12. After Number 12 disappeared with Helena, Kaia attacked Susanna on stage, forcibly removing her spirit from her body before she decapitated her, crushing her skull.

Cassandra immediately removed Kaia from the warehouse on Sunday night, before the Collective could counterattack. They traveled back to Friday afternoon, before Helena had started to prepare the space for the party. Cassandra told Kaia to wait in the warehouse for a day, and then travel back to Munich to a storage unit that Susanna had prepared. It contained the full contents of Kaia’s apartment, that were mysteriously removed right before she became a part of the Collective. Kaia did not know her things were kept in this way, until Susanna told her on Sunday morning, giving her the key to the unit. Kaia followed these instructions, and waited in the storage unit until 14:00 on Sunday – this meant that an earlier version of Kaia was elsewhere in Munich, preparing to go to Sunday’s party.

After Cassanda gave Kaia her instructions, she traveled back to the party, during the aftermath of Susanna’s death. Ai approached Tokie, and told her her they would not see each other again until the Fifth Event in October. Cassandra then moved Tokie back in time to Sunday morning, in the same warehouse, and told her to travel to the storage unit by 14:00. She arrived there in time, and opened up the unit only to find Kaia there, crying uncontrollably, surrounded by piles of her things.

Before she had time to start consoling Kaia, Tokie was interrupted by Cassandra, now wearing the same fiber-optic wig and silver jump suit she had on when she arrived in Munich, and Helena, her eyes wrapped by bloody bandages. The two “Space/Time” twins then took Kaia away by force to meet with the Nameless.

Satomi Kurogane of Die Database was interviewed by her friend Junk Magnet (Nick). They had known each other since Satomi had lived in Berkeley, California for a few years, from 2005 to 2007. During that time, Satomi had been involved with Jenny Samuels, one of the founding members of the Collective, and the creator of the small press publication, antizine. Nick had known Jenny and Laura Elizabeth Watson-Carver (Frisbee) since they were teenagers, and helped them publish some of their writing right before antizine ended. Nick published some of this work under his own name, in print and online, due to Laura’s insistence. Those pieces are now known as the antizine Fragments, and they cover events up to and including the year 2000. However, they are from Variant Zero, and tell a history that is significantly different than what is known today. It is unclear how Satomi and Nick are aware of these events, and how much of the “leaked” documents are true, or encoded.

In the interview, Satomi discussed her initial inspiration for Agartha Labs, her company that now bankrolls Die Database. She also detailed how Jenny seemed to be a “zombie” during this period, barely engaging the world, which was in stark contrast to her dynamic youth. Ultimately, it was this torpor, combined with obsessive behavior, that lead to the end of their relationship. Jenny and Satomi haven’t seen each other since 2007. Kaia also mentioned in her last blog post that Jenny was “the Collective’s prisoner”, without further explanation.

Season 1, Week 8 – “Ghosts”

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47) Elixir of MateriaHow True Is True?
48) Point ZeroGreetings and Apologies
49) All Hail The Fan GhostsThe Beginning Of The Middle
50) Cosmic IndividualitiesFuneral in spray paint…
51) Elixir of MateriaMiranda Update Video
52) All Hail The Fan GhostsThe Haunted City
53) Cosmic IndividualitiesEven Goddesses sleep
54) Cosmic IndividualitiesProtecting the council

HikariFan (Emily) started to read the antizine Fragments that EurythmyGirl (Kaia) posted, but she is far from convinced of their reality. However, she found one fragment, code-named Ceiling Holes, to be particularly compelling – it tells the story of how Jenny Samuels met Laura Elizabeth Watson, and fell in love, an event that directly let to the start of the Collective.

Emily also worked with TokiDokiDucky (Tokie), to track down any potential sightings of MirrorPlay (Miranda). Tokie eventually came across Miranda in a number of places in Akihabara, Japan. Namely, her image appeared on a magazine cover, a series of AV Idol DVDs, and in other situations throughout the neighborhood. Tokie concluded that it wasn’t actually Miranda in the images and video – instead someone had stolen her virtual Ghost, and was using it for nefarious ends. One prime suspect is Number 12, the former Collective member and Miranda’s mother, who apparently kidnapped her during the Fourth Event.

EurythmyGirl (Kaia) finally recovered from her injuries, and busily prepared for the visit of Ai Watson-Carver to Munich, Germany, for Phone’s funeral. Ai, the fifteen year old leader of the Collective, was acting uncharacteristically open about her activities, and her new blog only accentuated this fact. Ai seems to be obsessed with her mother, Laura, who died when she was 5 years old – she wants to find a way to not only repair the Universal Structure, but to bring her mother back to life.

Ai arrived in Munich on Friday with a small entourage:

Annabelle (A-Bell) – Number 2 in the Collective, and Ai’s Godmother
Amber – Ai’s other Godmother, and the former partner of Sasha Williams in the Collective.
Isabel – Number 11 in the Collective, with a long romantic history with Phone (Brian Thomas)
Cassandra – The sixteen old member of the Council at Point Zero who controls Time (and twin of Helena).
Helena – The sixteen old member of the Council at Point Zero who controls Space (and twin of Cassandra).

The core members of the Council at Point Zero all seem to be around sixteen years old. Besides Cassandra and Helena, Aurora can manipulate Energy, Miranda controls all Matter, and Ai has dominion of physical and spiritual Life. Their similar ages suggests a connection that has not yet been revealed. Also not yet revealed is the true origin and role of the Nameless, a force also present at Point Zero (the end of the Universe) which is aligned with both Information and Entropy. The Nameless and Ai are in constant contact, even though they seem to be seeking opposite ends.

Ai’s “army” has already been seriously weakened, with the absence of both Aurora and Miranda. She confided in Kaia that it seems unlikely that they will be able to “win” at the end of Variant 237 – that the Nameless will take over the Structure – and Cassandra’s unexplained visions of the future support this.

Season 1, Week 7 – “antizine”

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43) All Hail The Fan GhostsEverything But The (Birthday) Girl

44) Cosmic IndividualitiesRewinding the tape
45) Elixir of MateriaStreet Team Report: WonderCon Video
46) All Hail The Fan GhostsQuick Miranda Update

EurythmyGirl (Kaia) had almost completely recovered after her serious misuse of the Bodyweb two weeks ago. She spent her free time studying the antizine Fragments, a selection of writing from current and former Collective members, that covered events in Variant Zero up to and including the year 2000 and the first few Events.

Specifically, she focused on a few antizine Fragments that Sasha OS had provided, which covered the events leading up to the creation of the Collective, and the death of Sasha Williams in 1994. A fragment code-named Into The White included information about the core collective, namely the true identities of the “Numbers”:

Sasha – Number 0 (former leader of the Collective)
Laura (Frisbee) – Number 1 (Ai’s mother)
A-Bell (Annabelle) – Number 2
Jenny – Number 3
Jo (Joan) – Number 4
Caroline – Number 5
April – Number 6
Susan – Number 7 (Aurora’s mother)
Susanna – Number 8 (Kaia’s partner)
Rebecca – Number 9
Elizabeth – Number 10
Isabel – Number 11
8-Track – Number 12 (Miranda’s mother)

TokiDokiDucky (Tokie) was depressed since MirrorPlay (Miranda) was still missing after more than a month. Tokie had an elaborate plan to celebrate Miranda’s 16th birthday, which was on March 31, 2011, but she couldn’t carry it out due to her absence.

HikariFan (Emily) had success with the Die Database Street Teams, and also started to help Die Database look for a club to play at in San Francisco. During her search, Emily started to notice a few photographs that seemed to show Miranda in unusual situations – partying at a club, searching for men at a dating site, and the like. She shared her findings with Tokie and Kaia, but the only conclusion so far is that the photos seem to be fake. However, they hope that this false sighting of Miranda will lead to evidence of her real location.

Tweets – April 1 through April 5

 

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HikariFan

HikariFan @hikarifan – 1 Apr

WonderCon has gone well so far – the Die Database team went through all of the handouts for today. More greatness tomorrow starting at 9am.

 

EurythmyGirl

EurythmyGirl @EurythmyGirl – 1 Apr

@hikarifan I’m starting to feel better, but I’m totally sick of being in bed. I’m going to try to convince Susanna to let me go outside soon

 

HikariFan

HikariFan @hikarifan – 3 Apr

I’m so relieved! WonderCon was great and the Street Team really kicked ass. @tokidokiducky @diedatabase thanks again for believing in me!

 

EurythmyGirl

EurythmyGirl @EurythmyGirl – 3 Apr

@hikarifan I’m glad it went well! I can’t sleep so I’m “reading” Google – my OS gets cranky unless I give it gobs of data to chew on

 

EurythmyGirl

EurythmyGirl @EurythmyGirl – 3 Apr

@hikarifan I’m feeling better after about 300 million cached pages – it’s like stuffing your mouth full of shaved ice and sugar cubes.

 

HikariFan

HikariFan @hikarifan – 5 Apr

@TokiDokiDucky I think I saw Miranda… at least someone who looks just like her. Check out the site and pictures I just mailed you

 

HikariFan

HikariFan @hikarifan – 5 Apr

@TokiDokiDucky I was looking for a club in SF that could handle a Die Database show – a girl who looked just like her was in some party pics

 

Tokidokiducky

TokiDokiDucky @TokiDokiDucky – 5 Apr

@hikarifan what? I don’t understand what I’m seeing, is she drinking and slutty dancing with that old guy? What club lets a 16 year old in?

 

Tokidokiducky

TokiDokiDucky @TokiDokiDucky – 5 Apr

@hikarifan it doesn’t look right, like it was shopped or something @EurythmyGirl can you do a quick analysis of these images – Miranda?

 

HikariFan

HikariFan @hikarifan – 5 Apr

@TokiDokiDucky @EurythmyGirl I’m not sure, but I also think that’s her on this dating site… DM…

 

Tokidokiducky

TokiDokiDucky @TokiDokiDucky – 5 Apr

@hikarifan @EurythmyGirl why is she named Heather & trolling for guys?!? Don’t answer here, meet me in 5 minutes in the secure DD ghostspace

 

 

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