Saturday, November 26, 2011

Feed Part 3

Everyone was home now back on Earth but things still weren't the same. Titus's parents were treating him like he was sick, going back and forth to his room to check on him. He got tired of sitting in the house so he went out on his parents upcar and explored around the town a little just to get out. He came back and watched things on his feed and was glad he had friends to talk to. That night Quendy's parents were out of town so they were going to have a party at her house. He was excited about going and he had to pick up Violet and take her because she didn't have a way to get there. He was real nervous about seeing her for the first time since everything had happened at the moon. Everything seemed to be fine and Violet asked him what the parties were like. She told him that she was home-schooled and kind of sheltered so she didn't know what went on at parties. He told her that they were just like what you saw in the feed but a little bit dumber. Violet was nervous that everyone was going to be different acting at the party because of what had happened before on the moon, but Titus told her not to worry that everything was going to be fine. When they got to the party the realized that everything was completely normal. Violet went over to talk to Calista and Titus went and spoke to Quendy and she acted like everything was fine. Quendy then m-chatted Titus and asked if he thought Link and Calista were doing it and Titus told her yes. She went on to say how her and Link used to do it and she seemed really jealous that Calista was his new girl now. She asked Titus if him and Violet were dating and he said yes, then she told him how Calista thought that Violet was stuck up. So he m-chatted Violet to make sure everything was okay. Titus didn't seem okay with the fact that everything was okay with everyone at the party. He expected things to be weird with everyone and when they weren't he felt strange about the situation. Titus went upstairs where a lot of people were at and they were getting "mal." I took this as a translation of getting high like people do today but I wasn't for sure of what it meant to be exact. Titus decided not to do it and he went downstairs to find Violet. They went outside and talked and that's when she explained to him that her feed network was damaged. The day she went outside to talk to the doctors, they were telling her that her network was messed up and it should fix on its on. Titus freaked out on her and began to ask questions, but she reassured him that everything was going to be fine. They stood on the porch for a while and just held each other, and for the first time in a while, Titus thought he was in love.
The next night Titus dreamed about how he was getting all these games for free and he felt like someone was nudging him and he kept asking who it was and at first they said the police but he didn't believe them. He wanted to know who it was and when he woke up the next day he couldn't remember anything but the games which weren't there anymore. But the elf gloves, the bow, and the lizard were all his.
The next morning Violet chatted Titus and told him she had a new idea for him to meet her at the mall. When he found her at the mall he noticed that she was wearing a lowcut shirt and he liked it and it showed off her lesion. Ever since everyone had watched the show Oh? Wow! Thing!, apparently lesions were cool now. She told him about her idea and how the people in the mall were there to target things that went across your newsfeed because things in their were things you were interested in. So what if you started exploring all these new things and then your feed would be all confused and no one in the mall would understand what you wanted. Violet dragged him through a bunch of different stores and they looked at the most random things and never bought them. When it was time to go home, Titus asked if he could take her home and she refused. He didn't understand her reasoning for it and she told him that her dad had to save up for a year for her to go to the moon. I kind of got the feeling that Violet's family didn't have that much money and she was ashamed at where she lived, so that's why she never let Titus come over. He dropped her off at the feed technicians and went back home.
That night Titus chatted Violet and he could tell something was wrong with her. After chatting for a while she brought up the experience at the mall which perked her up a lot. After being with Violet for a while Titus began to feel like he was stupid. Not necessarily dumb, but since Violet was learning all of these things about history and more advanced subjects than him, he just felt as if he wasn't as good as her. They were chatting one day and she told him that she didn't always have a feed because her parents couldn't afford it and her father didn't want her to have one. They got in a argument about how society was either democratic or republic and Titus hated when she acted like this because it wasn't the Violet that he liked, she wasn't herself. She told Titus that she felt like the world was being brought up as self-centered, ignorant idiots. She realized what she had said because she was technically calling him that and felt bad because its not what she meant. Later on Titus brought him being stupid up to his mom and she got all defensive thinking Violet had called him dumb and he had to explain to her that it wasn't anything Violet had said. Titus's parents didn't give up and they felt sorry for him to they kept talking about how Titus was all the wanted and he was exactly what they wanted and he wasn't dumb. His parents told him about how he was created which sounded kind of different to me because I thought it was like it was now, but definitely not. They told him that they told the geneticist that they wanted him to have specific features but also look like DelGlacey Murdoch. After a while of conversation, Titus's parents told him that they were getting him his own upcar and he was sooo excited. He couldn't wait to take Violet out in his very own upcar.
The next morning Titus, his father, and Violet went to look for Titus a upcar. He had a hard time choosing between a sportier car that would just hold two people or a bigger car that would hold him and all his friends. Violet helped him decide on a autumnal color and on the bigger car. That night they all had supper at Titus's house. Violet got in a dispute with Titus's father about whether trees were necessary or not. She had mentioned earlier that her and Titus might be going to the Jefferson Park but his father told her that it had been cut down. The fight got really awkward and so Titus brought up that Violet had told him that there wasn't going to be a trial for the man that hacked into their feeds. After the awkwardness had begun to wear on them, Titus's father said it was time for him to take her home. When she went to get up, her foot was asleep and she couldn't feel it at all. This worried Titus and he wasn't okay with the things that were going wrong with her. She finally was able to walk and he took her to the new mall near her house, where her father picked her up.
The next day Titus went to pick Violet up for their date to the country side and he met her father for the first time. On his way there he noticed that Violet lived in a different neighborhood than his. Each house was in the same bubble, versus in his neighborhood, each house was in a different bubble and had their own kind of weather. When he got to Violets house he met her dad and she wasn't kidding about how strange her father was. He spoke with words that no one understood because he believed that the language was dying. When they left Titus kind of stepped onto a sore subject because he told her that her life was different because her parents weren't married and she lived in a different location than he did.
On their ride to the farm they were talking about how their families met and such. Violet had told Titus that her parents never got married and when she was six or seven her mom left and went to South America where it was warm. Ever since then her dad had raised her and she was homeschooled and what not. Titus told her of the story how his parents met and lived together and went to Venus, since Venus was the planet of love and how he proposed and everything. Finally they arrived at the farm and they could smell the filet mignon and they went on a tour to watch how things grew. They went and bought doughnuts as well and Violet said they should eat the plain ones first because it was more of a thrill to get to the better thing later. Then she went on to tell him about how she would order something on the feed and keep pondering on it and then finally order it but not take it out of the box for a little while and then give in and take it out. But she liked doing this because of the thrill it gave her when she finally got to something new. Titus and Violet went on the steak maze race and tried to see which one of them could get to the middle first and they were being all cute. They finally sat down and watched the sunset together. Violet randomly asked Titus if he ever thought about dying. He told her he wanted to die in a overload of intense pleasure of his senses. That night he carried her back home and when he climbed into his bed he could hear the feeds of everyone in his family. His feed with speaking softly and informing him of all different types of things as he drifted off to sleep. He kept having this ridiculous dream and feeling like someone else was tampering into his feed. He called for the feed tech assistance but she kept getting annoying and not helping with the problem so he just went back to sleep. I don't understand how people can tamper into his own feed when its in his mind. Yeah, there's people in the networking systems but I don't get how they can mingle into his brain.
That Saturday they heard about the commercial for Coke, if you said it to your friends like a thousand times you would win a free six pack. So Titus and all his friends got together and they kept talking about Coke and it got real awkward when Violet said something about it and everyone looked at her weird. Titus could tell that all his friends were chatting about her and he tried to move the conversation forward. They had decided to all go to the store to get some Coke since thats what they were all talking about. During the walk outside, Calista and Loga were talking badly about the remarks that Violet had said and she was starting to get mad. Violet chatted Titus and told him it was time for her to go home, so he didn't have a choice and took her home and had to leave his friends. On their ride back home Violet and Titus were chatting and he felt as if she was showing off when she used big, weird words in conversation with his friends. As the conversation kept going Violet finally told him that her feed was really messed up. The technicians were trying to figure out what was going on, but they said since she got hers so late that he brain wasn't adapting to it as well as everyone else's did and she could die from it malfunctioning. she quickly changed the subject and told Titus to drop them so they could feel sudden vertigo together. She asked him to go back to his friend's house and he told her it would be awkward so they went back to his house. They just sat on the couch wondering about Violet's condition and talked about things they could do before her condition worsened. She didn't want to think about it even though the technicians said it was deteriorating faster. Violet had dinner with his family that night and then Titus took her home later that night. The next day they went to the Sea and sat on the sand and looked out at the water. They had to wear suits when they were there which was really strange. They kept talking about Violet's condition and she told him that parts of her body kept freezing up more frequently now which freaked him out. He had to change the subject and he told her he really liked her to get everything off her mind.
The next day at school when Titus walked in he noticed Calista's new lesion and Quendy was quick to chat him about it and tell him that it was fake. They were chatting back and forth and you could tell that she was "meg" jealous that Calista was dating Link. Titus chatted Violet to tell her about it and then she asked where he got his name from. Titus finally told her that he was supposed to be a clone of Abraham Lincoln. I find these things to be really weird and I don't understand why people were created this way in this time period.
That Friday night they went to the party and when they walked in they got drinks like everyone else and started dancing. After a few minutes of being there, Quendy walked in covered in lesions. Everyone just stopped and stared at her because they were in shock of what she was doing. After a while Titus took Violet to the attic and told her about the game they used to play when they were kids and how only Link's friends knew about the special hiding place. Titus found some old paintings in the attic as well and they were some of Link's dead relatives. When Violet and Titus returned downstairs to the party they saw that everyone was playing spin the bottle. On one of the spins when Link landed on Quendy and they started to kiss and it pissed Calista off because Quendy wasn't stopping. Finally after Calista had, had enough she called Quendy out and told her she looked stupid and how what she was doing was ridiculous. Marty spun the bottle next and it landed on Violet. Violet was not okay with this and when Marty got closer she freaked out on him. She started yelling and saying weird words and telling everyone that what they were doing was stupid and what Quendy did to herself was dumb and she looked like a monster. Violet was spinning out of control but Titus noticed that her body was going limp and her eyes had gone white and she wasn't okay. He kept telling everyone to call and ambulance but no one would do it because Violet was being rude before this had happened. Finally some women came and Titus went with them and that's when he realized that the party was over.

This section was really long but there were a lot of interesting parts and different things that I noticed throughout the section. When strange things occurred I noted it in my summary. Sorry guys! There was no way I was going to remember every single thing that I wanted to point out by the time I finished reading this section.

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