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ok I'm starting again, as many of you certainly noticed. We are having a problem of timeline. Divergence here and night veil
it's happening over and over and each
assistance is different than the last
Harlin Sue chef at tourniquet was preparing a fresh salad with
gloom and regret and decide
do a spinning base, but then,
preparing a fresh salad with wood, glue, vinegar threat and decide.
The remain base, the same event twice with drastically different outcomes,
Also, there was that tragic story from the Nightingale Daily Journal about that plane that crime
that night Veil International Airport, but when we look,
the paper again.
Really boring story about a plain that landed safely.
With no one usual incidents
It was a stunning tragedy,
totally mundane event, so
previously and it is
clear which of those really happened. My husband com,
whose long perfect
Air was looking unusually perfect does
No, what is causing these fracturing timelines
I've been busy in his lab, saying that he is working on an incredibly important project related to this end.
To see it through. Meanwhile,
a mysterious figure in a black satin mask stood.
On top of the former flaky owes factory watching
chaos unfold. Who is this figure and what do they want? More soon?
or maybe just this again, but with a slightly different wording, will see a now traffic.
Two roads diverged in a yellow would
and so I decided to take both
The one traveller ice,
myself good by a process, I barely understood
a third me slithered Neef, the undergrowth
through the trees. I could see myself walk merely me, but I started to hate him.
For if I am real,
then he is the mark. We turned as one
as one began to talk each quoting the other verbatim.
I shall be asking and asking why
two adoration of myself hence,
two roads diverged in a yellow would deny took them. Both
many others beside it turned out
there never was a difference. This
been traffic this
the splitting of timelines and town has only got worse,
and it seems that it is connected to the mysterious figure in a black satin mask where
They go things happen and
so happened differently and also happen.
Differently than that. When them,
figure, visited the library and asked for a copy of the artists husband
hit novel about an artist and a time traveller who get married. The
Librarians began keening and banging on their cages, but also they had very quiet
several librarians escaped, but also they didn't escape and several
standards, were mauled by those Lou.
Sly variants, but also they were fine and went back to their home, saying things like while uneventful day today and
Nothing exciting has ever happened to me and I ve never been injured.
The mast, figure stopped at the rouse week Day Shift
manager Charlie, Bear accidentally spilled. The box of cereal in I'll Threec Kellogg's cereal of,
since no other cereal is allowed in town anymore, but at the same time,
Fourthly, spilled Kellogg Cereal, although
I'll five, which is the
It sure how that even happened, but it did, and at that exact moment, the roofs
wasn't roofs, but instead.
This is truly getting baffling. How do I
port on the story. That has many different stories at once, all contradicting each other and just who is
This mysterious figure in the black satin mask further
dates when more is known and possibly
well, technically, not known.
And now the community calendar Monday
is pizza night at the last bank of no avail come
I for this fund community event that features free pizza, a dj and paperwork
that looks like a softball sign up sheet, but actually commit
due to a predatory loan. Meanwhile,
Monday is carry Oki night at the last bank of night veil,
come and join our employees in song. Unfortunately, we planned this slightly last minute and so
the only c d we could find was a collection of nature. Sounds
Do your best to sing along to such hot numbers as rustling leaves number five
Miscellaneous beach, noise and
Then Monday is art. Gallery night at the last,
Monday is art gallery night at the
spank of no avail. Did you make art
it's. What are you trying to prove anything
better than us
try to justify yourself
Monday night, at the last big night veil
and finally Monday is the
and you'll kids fundraising dinner at the last bank of night avail
catered by Nobel soon Earl Harlan joined this fund.
And delicious celebration as we raise money for kids, which we will then give to the kids,
no strings attached. I wonder what the spend it on
Something was off about this community calendar, but I can't put my finger on what are we looking
It seems normal carnival,
Quite weak, only one of
the last bank of my village garage sale, they have
of weird stuff. People have put in safety, deposit boxes and, if you like,
waste leaving them sitting there come and make an offer.
So that's normal, not sure what it was.
Carlos has reached out to me with a concern here
he's busy at work on this problem, but given,
Events have been turning out with wildly different outcomes. How will we know which outcome is true,
this day will end, however,
radiance. He said,
but how will we know the ending? We experience is real one.
Resolving this crisis is merely another splitting possibility and at the same time, there's an us still dealing with the crisis.
And that is a very good.
I can only say that it's a good thing
I mean, if you like, when this is resolved, will know the real series of events will just know them. You know
because they will be the ones that actually habit
Carlos tells me that got feelings aren't scientific, but I said or what
gets made out of science right and he had to concede that point.
Then I told him his short caught. Her looked more perfect than usual and he blushed still. I can't
I must keep Carlos is concerned in mind as this day wrapped up I'll need.
make sure that what is happening is the only version of that event and their art.
Their stray versions.
Rolling out their own timelines somewhere else?
now a word from our sponsors.
Sponsor is key.
They just sent a videotape with the labels torn off of it. I guess I'll watch it and describe what I'm saying.
It's a black and white shot of a kitchen man is making sandwich lawful sandwich. Would cucumbers and tomatoes and eats a sandwich, smells camera and leave the room enough as a big red tech saying that there must be another way now, we're back to the kitchen and a man is making a sandwich seems confused as though your members having just done this institution as he's cutting the tomatoes, the nice. That's an old like, oh my god, oh screaming,
but now that same
There must be another way in them. The man is back linking the sandwich and still screaming, but he realizes hinders intact because of the phone to make a calling slips and bank said on the counter. He falls out a frame. The text says again: there must be another way makes beckoned an
pale and shaking in these feeling his head, and you can't leave us not broken open and he runs for the door and out into the garden. The camera follows him and it's not clear who is filling and there is an earthquake and an crevasse opens up in his law on any disappears into it and again there must be another way and his back in the kitchen and he's weeping. How long is this? Ok, ok,
because tape is at least three hours long, so much the recipe later and kind of summarize. Maybe then we'll figure out who is even sponsor in this thing,
Diverging timelines disaster is only worsening the knife.
Of course, has no major to deal with the issue and said that some
times we do have a mayor and sometimes
in statue with wings and a thousand
this is not clear. Why should these timelines are real?
the sheriff trying to restore order, sing, listen, no matter what time line you find yourself in just maintain a
the sheriff, tried to restore order, sing, listen, no matter what time line you find yourself in just maintain a calm disposition life,
he's down wherever you are and we,
for a secret police officer to collect too. But the problem is that,
anyone following these directions, spying, that they have simultaneously not followed those directions, and so the problem
doesnt seem possible to resolve. Meanwhile,
the worst of the effects are following
the figure in the black satin mask, although
More has been learned as to who they are
their role in all this might be, and so the mast figure they ve walked into the station.
And they are standing on the other side of the control room class. They are reaching up now and pulling off the Basque locked it hold on. I need to deal with this. Let's go to the weather,
If we could just slow.
Listeners I can't believe it. The mast
you're. All this time was daily Journal. Editor Liane Heart,
we and shattered the control booth, glass, leaked forward and Presto well polished hatchet to my face
pressing the sharp blade against my cheek agitated.
This common among print news professionals for threatening internet based publication. So I couldn't understand why I was her target
I said Liane, I'm a radio host, not a news, blogger, I'm not your enemy. Oh, I know you're, not Cecil man said I'm not threatened,
I'm just showing you the new,
should I bought the palladium
before. I feel that some nice
the middle school and soft, but it cuts through bone like a copy editor through adverbs, and then we both laughter,
an extremely funny joke that only us, true journalists would understand
The word extremely was unnecessary. Their Cecil leant growled,
the blade tighter to my face. That is
the nice accurately, and I said
but but how did you afforded? There's no money and media these days. Unless you have a true crime, podcast land smiled weight
did you start a true crime podcast? I asked because
would be a great idea to murder of bunch of people and then do a podcast about it.
But why something even better Cecil she said I have time,
Leon said she time travelled over and offer throughout each
and then selling newspapers across hundreds of concurrent timelines.
She increase the number of days she could sell papers, but not the amount of time or lie
bird vault. She made millions
to stay out of the story is not wanting to change the arc of our future, but no more
her how objective she remained the repeated day was always different,
so. She gave up trying to state, disinterested and began to actually influence each event.
Car chase on route, eight hundred last Tuesday, in one version, the sheriffs
He could please stop the subject without violence and then
come to jail with lots of violence,
the version the suspect got away by fleeing on foot out into the scrub lights and
another version, Leonhard thwarted, the suspect from ever
stealing the car in the first place, thus
police from endangering themselves and others and protecting the
hours owner from an off
but by months of arguing with an insurance company, but leave
found that this third version didn't sell papers.
Because there is no story. What proved
most lucrative was an on
we fear, amongst the readers needing to know how this horrible crime would be resolved weeks.
Of a fugitive on the loose
Two weeks of great sales as the city filled,
with axed fought for more police protection and form.
Theories about who the criminal mastermind was
oh yeah. I wrote
this story. Now I told me, and we never come
The guy did we something we did so then said
I the timeline where he was captured, but only because,
The stories stopped selling papers
I needed something more exciting. So then I convinced psychopath, who had been murdering, stray animals to instead poison.
The town, water supply and we all died. That was about what
no one, but a single paper. Let you can't do this, you can,
keep travelling through time and manipulating our fates to sell papers. I said it's unethical immoral, even
make money by ruining lives
and then she said I must state capitalism and called me a socialist and I didn't have a comeback,
I'm giving up the time travel thing anyway. She said also,
I promise to stop creating dangerous news stories to sell papers. I
her, it must have been a tough but fulfilling journey through her own soul to elevate compassion for others above personal gain.
I told the end. I was proud of her decision.
She said negative news stories didn't really cell. Anyway, you don't
For time travelling, she had cultivated a large sample size of sales data showing sustained emotional arguments based around of raw fear, where the best approach.
And the daily journal from this point forward would be exclusively operate.
Gleam in her eye Leon showed me tomorrow's front page headline.
Public school should not give pornography to our kids.
Their handing out pornography in school. I gasped- I don't know she said
The point is that they should not be doing that whether they are or not working
a bunch of papers. This will be a story for weeks and I agreed.
It is a good idea to sell papers with only half informed opinions about
non existent issues. Women saves on time spent, researching and reporting and
More importantly, no water will be poisoned. No cars will be stolen,
rational headlines will initiate helpful discussions and friendly debate with absolutely no harm done.
We left the office and told me I could reporter story, but
only on embargo until the Daily Journal scooped it. So that's why it,
taken me a week to tell you this for these. I think it's been a week,
I want to make sure this was how it actually turned out. I need to begin again
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