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Yacht X Lot Simulation

Date: 9-Jun-2018/9:56+3:00

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Characters: gumdrop head, me

A strange looking being was talking to me. Its head that seemed to be made out of gumdrops that were translucent and reflective. It was manipulating a humanoid puppet.
gumdrop head: (about the puppet) "We've haven't been making these in your style lately. And before you ultimately get your way, we're going to do another that's not quite your style again. This is a Yacht-X-Lot simulation...you don't know what that is do you?"
He didn't wait for me to answer. I noticed the room we were in had cannisters surrounding us.
gumdrop head: "Fine, doesn't matter. But I'll ask: do you think of yourself as more of a builder, or more of a user?  A couple of years ago I would have said that you'd probably go for the builder side of this game.  But...keep a mad scientist cooped up long enough and he might want to take it easy."
me: "Trapping people in simulations...aren't there laws against this kind of thing?"
gumdrop head: (laughing) "Laws?  Oh, no.  I could probably take you on a road show if I wanted to."
me: (frustrated) "Why would you do that? What species are you?"
gumdrop head: (angry) "Don't talk to me like that!  I'm still very much a man, and the slightest thing could set me off.  K?"
He pulled some kind of rainbow-colored gun on me and pointed it in my direction.  I tried to kind of avoid it, but he held it in such a way I could see down the barrel. It seemed to have a few bullet-like things in it down a white plastic-type track, though the bullets were loaded with the points sideways.
me: (nervously) "K?"
The gun fired, and I struggled to try and see what maneuvering I could do while being shot.  I could feel myself laying down as in my bed, but I could still see the room where I'd been. There was some kind of monitor with an animated rendering that seemed to be like it was displaying a respawning meter for me.
I could still see the gumdrop character from where I was, all while feeling my body. I reached out to try and grab at him, but the act of doing so woke me up.
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