These next few scenes were part of a release that brought back the Super Adventure Box content ArenaNet introduced April Fool’s Day 2013. I was taken to create a story around the SAB, which didn’t have a story outside its tribute to 8-bit gaming. I wrote a backstory the SAB, its creator, and its creator’s former development team. You can see how these scenes came together in these links (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cp-K-HcMTzs; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtNJWF9nHKI).
Scene 10: "PAST AND PRESENT 3"
A pair of scientists talking about past and current experiments
I still think you should give the presentation.
Once we perfect the experiment, of course.
But you thought up this next phase.
I know. I just don't feel like standing up in
front of a group of people again. The last time
shaking her head. wants to stay away from crowd. bad
I won't act like he did. I promise.
sincere, trying to hard
Don’t make promises.
Scene 13: "YAVVI EXPERIMENTS 4"
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A scientist continues tracking down the problem with their equipment. part 4 of 4
Hmm. The tests are inconclusive.
looking over data
Which means we don't know what's wrong?
oh great, a little whiny
Which means we need more testing. Our problem
exists outside of the simulacra we've made.
being a rational scientist
Times like these, I wish we had an unorthodox
mind like… No, never mind.
thinking out loud, but stopping short because of a bad
We don't need him. I can be as unorthodox as he
was. What if…um…I volunteered?
Ketto, we aren't the Inquest. I don't want you
to risk your mental acuity when it's not
reviled by the idea. the inquest are a group of scientists
who have no ethics and will torture subjects if necessary
I insist. After all, what's science without a
little discomfort from time to time.
trying to hard to be cool and brave
It's not the discomfort I worry about.
You…worry about me?
taken back. she loves me? awesome!
You're a fellow krewemate. I worry about all of
Crestfallen. He's been relegated to a friend status.
Scene 6: "HE'S BACK 2"
A pair of scientists talking about a former colleague who
back in the area, someone who is trouble. This is a cause
Do you think he knows what he's done?
If you're referring to who I assume you are,
then stop. It’s…draining.
Firm, trying to stop a problem before it starts
Aren't you angry at what he did? I thought you
of all people would be agitated, especially
It was a long time ago. Life goes on; krewes
Or something like that.
whispers to herself
Scene 3: "THE EXPERIMENT AFTERMATH"
The scientists track down what went wrong and discover their old teammate might be behind it
He did it. I know he did.
seething in a nerdy whiny way
Look at the facts. Look at what you can observe
trying to stop a co-worker's paranoid delusion. Trying to be
I primed the data strata, balanced the flow
inhibitors, and set the feedback relays to
nominal. It should have worked.
a touch whiny at the end
It should have, but there was a malfunction.
thinking through the problem
He! Did! It!
sneering. gritting his teeth.
A malfunction. Let's find it and sort it before
you go sparking around like a loose transistor.
Here. Look at this.
I can't believe I missed it.
kicking himself, mutter to himself
Well, it was subtle. You'd have to know to look
somber, this discovery is a bad sign
Didn’t he pull a prank exactly like this before
he was drummed out of the krewe?
emphasize the first "he" accusing at the end
Yes. Yes he did.
a bad memory
Still don’t believe he did it?
chest puffed up
He has witnesses. And none of the peacemakers I
talked to saw him leave the promenade.
slow, not sure, but not liking how this looks
You asked me to observe and analyze. This is my
analysis. He did it. Somehow.