Monday, August 29, 2011

Tape #1

So, I finally found a VCR.  I watched the first tape.  And guess what?  The tape looks like it was taken within the year.  You know, in 2011.  Where everything's recorded on digital cards.  Let me give this it's own paragraph for some extra emphasis:

Whoever it was who gave me the box went out of their way to convert the video to tapes.

I have no clue why the fucker would do that.  It makes no sense.  But that's not even the part that pisses me off most.  You know what's on the tape?  Of course you don't, because I haven't told you.  And I'm sure you want to know.  Which is what I'm going to do.  Right now.

The tape was of Nee-chan.

Now, Nee-chan specifically said that she didn't know who left the box.  Poe can confirm that she didn't leave it herself.  I don't know who did.  But whoever it is has tapes of Nee-chan.  I guess there's no other way to explain the tape than to just give you a transcript.

Tape #1

It's night in a back alley.  A shaky hand trains a camera on a serious-looking man.  The person behind the camera speaks.

???: C'mon, Lissy, take the camera!  Onegai Shimasu?

The Japanese quite clearly informs us that this is Nee-chan, a fact confirmed a second or two later as the man takes the camera and we get a glimpse of her.  Her hair is purple at this point.

???: Ulysses.  Not Lissy.  And really, Nee-chan, I don't see why I have to film you.  It's pointless.

Nee-chan: Come ooooon, pleeeease?  [she gives him puppy dog eyes and sticks a quivering lip out.]  I need to know how I look.

Ulysses: See, that's the part I don't get.  Why?  Why on earth do you need to know what it looks like?

N: Because I need to know if it looks cool!  It has to look right!

U: So, what, I just sit out behind a dumpster, waiting for him to come out?

N: Yes!

U: ...This is the dumbest thing I've ever done.

Nee-chan disappears from sight, and Ulysses hunkers down in a corner, training the camera on a door.  After two minutes, the door opens, and a panicked-looking young man steps out, thanking someone inside for "everything."  The door shuts, the man looks back and forth a few times, and starts to take a step.  At this point, Nee-chan appears again, uncurling from some hiding place (some sort of light fixture, perhaps?) and dangling from the top of the screen.  She grabs the man under the chin with one hand and yanks it up, pulling a blade across his neck with the other.  She lets the corpse fall to the ground, tries to curl back up, but finds herself unable to do so.  Ulysses steps forward, letting the camera dangle, and grabs the corpse, dragging it back behind the dumpster.  He trains the camera back on Nee-chan as she awkwardly crawls down.

U: Come on, we need to get this body further away before we dispose of it.

N: Did I look cool?

U: Who cares?  Come on, what if the guy he was staying with decides to come out for some reason?

N: Did you get it on tape, Lissy?

U: Ulysses.  And yes, I did, you looked great.  Is that what you want to hear?  Now come on.  Now.

N: I'll take that!

Nee-chan grabs the camera, then the screen goes black.

So if Nee-chan didn't leave the tapes, who did?  Was it that Ulysses guy?  Screwtape?  Those are the only two that would come to mind at the moment.  More importantly, why?  Seriously, why?  I don't get the point of it.  None of this makes any sense.  At all.

I guess that I might have a better idea once I go through the other tapes.

-Don't Shoot The Messenger-


  1. Have you tried asking Nee-chan about Ulysses? And what happened to the camera?

  2. Try not to let the paranoia set in too quickly. Right now, it's just weird, not paranoia fuel.

  3. ... huh. This is worse than that sex-tape...
    Bad jokes aside; that's seriously creepy.

  4. Honestly, Messenger, you're okay enough; I think this puts the crazy firmly on your side of the field.
    Incidentally, I answer rhetorical questions. Ask fewer if you don't want people answering them.

  5. Nee-chan is quite a bit vain now isn't she...

  6. Hmm, that's just one video. Are you positive they are all going to be about Nee-chan?

  7. I'm not paranoid, just a bit confused and annoyed.

    And yeah, it's one video, and I don't know if they're all about Nee-chan (although I did watch the second one, which is). But the guess I'm making about who left the tapes still stands, because they're the only ones who seem to be close enough to Nee-chan to have left the tapes. Well...okay, so the guess doesn't exactly stand, but...look, you'll find out tonight when I get the transcript for the second tape up.

    -Don't Shoot The Messenger-

  8. Look who's all confused and annoyed, it's sweet. Are you worried about Nee-chan? Or are you just reluctant to look at all of the tapes?

    Best of luck, either way.