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.
I don’t know if anyone else has spotted this, but weirdsite also has a creepy connection to Mystery of the Emblem…
Look at that! It’s map.png from Mystery of the Emblem – the map of the final AWBO base! Why the hell is that here? What does everyone want from me? 🙁
So, as it turns out, the hacker’s IP is also hosting a website. I’ve copied all the stuff on the site and put it up here:
However, I’ve hit a wall even on the homepage. Everything is using some sort of cipher… I have no idea. Do you? Tell me everything you figure out in the comments.
Okay, this is very bad… I’m… yeah. Very scared.
I’m not sure where to start. I went back to the flat, or tried to, and… Well, the flat was attacked while I was out. Someone broke in and set it on fire. BLADE is here now. All hell is breaking loose. It’s hard to explain the chaos, emotionally and in reality…
My roommate has disappeared but texted me to say that she’s safe. That’s bloody suspicious, isn’t it?
Like I said, I leave the flat with my hard drive, so all my stuff is safe. But here’s the scary thing – the simulation is still running. But the servers was kept in the flat (if you didn’t know, there are no Miran hosting companies except BLADE who are ridiculously overpriced). So… somebody took the server. Which suggests that whoever did this did it to get them, and are most likely the hackers. But what the hell do they want with it?
Okay, I won’t stop the simulation… I’m getting very worried now. I haven’t shown my roommate the threats yet (maybe she’s behind them? Trolling me? That’d be a relief, at least), but she can tell I’m worried about something. When I leave the flat, I take my hard drive with me.
That’s the other thing. Sara said she can post to the blog because her bracelet activated, right? I control the bracelets. And as far as I know, nobody else has access to my simulation.
The bracelets don’t even do that, anyway! They output to a log! That’s all! You know, with all the trouble this simulation is causing, I must just have to shut it down.
In better news, I’ve managed to find the IP address of the hacker. It could be fake, but I’ll do what I can with it.
What the hell? How has this happened again? And who the hell is this to give me a cease and desist?
This does not look like BLADE. This looks like a threat.
I’m going to do some more to track down this hacker if it’s the same one.
This can’t be right. Both Kath and Trevor were set up as good characters. Why did Trevor have the option to fight Sara? Sara is supposed to be trustworthy, she’s always been a good character-
Hang on. No, no, no.
That’s not Sara, is it? Of course they wouldn’t trust her if it was someone else
. But then who the hell is it? And how has that even happened?
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.