I’ve found it. Definitive proof that the archives were curated by someone – and someone who probably doesn’t like me.
The version of WordPress I’m using that I found in the archives is obviously a little insecure. But I’ve but looking around and there was an update that fixed the insecurity – and within the right timeframe for the archives. So why wasn’t it included over this version?
Anyway, we need to be very careful with this blog. If you see a post from “Unknown”, that’s definitely not me. Be vigilant and don’t get tricked. I’ll try my best to sort it out, too.
I decided to open up the chunk of the archives I was working on again. I found memes.zip. That’s right, I now have a treasure trove of mid-Tenners popular memes.
MRW my flat is attacked by terrorists, fictional characters start their own blogs, and I find ancient memes:
But here’s the really exciting part. Of all things, memes.zip seems to offer proof that the archives were curated by someone.
I found this in the zip, entitled time-capsule.png:
That seems intentional, doesn’t it? I’m fulfilling that comic. It could just be that the zip was copied from someone else who made it as, indeed, a time capsule… but even that suggests a deliberate decision was made to include it.
And… sigh of still very scared relief. The stuff from my blog has everything I’ve posted up to this post. So, nothing from the future, but… still creepy. It goes right up to before I found the file.
I’m hoping now that it was actually some kind of virus that took a snapshot of the website I was currently looking at. I know that doesn’t make any sense, but… I need hope, alright?
And I’ve never called anything “mysteryoftheemblem-in-reality”. I think “inreality” might be the username my roommate uses for a few things? Still no real connection to this blog, though…
I’ll have to look into the Sara blog, too. I’m hoping against all probability that this is really just a bonkers coincidence, but I’ll need to do some more research to put my mind at rest. At least, a little.
I’m not going to touch these “archives” for a while. After I found that zip, I found… “mysteryoftheemblem-in-reality.zip”. And from what I can tell, it has this blog in it.
I genuinely don’t know what to do now. I obviously opened it to have a look, but I noped out of it as soon as I saw this site in there. What if it has future entries? Should I dare to look at them?
There also seemed to be another site in there, quite possibly the “Sara’s Log” site. Everything is dated 2016-07-16. Today, 42 years ago. I’m terrified.
So I was going through the archives when I found something very, very strange. After an educational mathematics site (how would you even download that?) was “mysteryoftheemblem.zip”. It has all the files from the Mystery of the Emblem site.
Okay, maybe they found it by chance. But no. Remember what I said about there being no files after 2016? All the files are dated 2016-04-09. That’s not possible. They didn’t exist forty-two years ago.
What the hell are these archives? Can I trust these dates? Are these even from Earth? Who the hell is curating this?
Yes, yes, I’m the same Yukimura from the “Mystery of the Emblem” thing. That’s the project I’ve mentioned a few times. Do I need to go through it again?
Anyway, the important part is that it wasn’t real. It was fiction that I entirely fabricated based on stuff I’ve found out in Fire Emblem games, and it used a simulation I’d been working on. I’ve heard a rumour about… something weird, but it’s not real.