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An Interactive Fiction by Horace The Endless Server Technician
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You are standing at the entrance to Castle Shotgun. The gates are securely locked, with an unappealing sign on the front. The sign reads "Whoops! RPS is having a*bit of a*wobbly. Don't worry, we'll be back soon!"
To the left of the gates is a*large opening in the wall, which Jim is leaning into. John is perched on a*small rock nearby, while Alec and Tim are standing on the other side of the gates. A*pile of magazines is scattered in a*corner.
You can see Jim, John, Tim, Alec and a*Refresh Button here.
You pick up one of the magazines. It's the latest issue of Guns And Conversation, John and Jim's fanzine that they distribute around Bath. The cover story promises "Semi-autos and small talk" and an interview with a man who has invented a talking gun.
You notice an old copy of Amiga Power in the pile.
>take amiga power
You reach for the magazine, but as you touch it it disintegrates in front of your eyes. In its place are the feet of a man. That man is Kieron Gillen. He smiles down at you.
That's not a verb I recognise.
You are carrying:
a strange love of jetpacks
an opinion on just about everything
>look at kieron
Kieron's figure is hard to make out, as his very flesh appears to emanate a glowing white light. He floats approximately two inches off the ground, and is wearing glasses which, when peered into, appear to reflect visions of the future and past.
He still looks a bit like Jason Statham though.