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From: DrMe@thenet. net
To: elizabeth@reality. past

Hello! Elizabeth! If you are reading this your new friends must have gotten your palmcorder working again. So just a little update, we are currently trying to pull the Net back together so we can help you keep the present from being consumed by nothingness. I’ll admit its a little hard at the moment. The book spirits here in the past are terribly timid. (Well except for that lost Shakespeare play. that is one totally pretentious fiction! Look who’s Mr. Fancy Play!) I don’t blame these spirits though, they don’t yet have the strength of numbers that we spirits have in the present. I think our hope lies in locating other book spirits that may have escaped like we have. Unfortunately, we haven’t located any other strong fictions yet. I found a electronics reference book that was a great help in making the palmcorder repair plans, and the resourceful young pony found a few very strange recipes. They have a peculiar way of speaking but it appears they escaped the present to the past fairly early in the crisis and found someone here that they tried to warn. Apparently it didn’t end too well for him. We also discovered a lost little file that I haven’t quite figured out yet. All I know is that it loves Sandy. And in the end isn’t love all you really need? Anyway, stay safe and in touch, and I’ll we’ll help you figure out something!

The Doctor


From: elizabeth@reality. past
To: BookSpirits@thenet. net

Oh, Book Spirits! Those directions let Adele fix up my palmcorder as good as new! Better even! I’m so glad to have access to the Net again, even if it is crippled. But tell me, what should I do? Why did the present fade away? How can we fix it? Please find ArchLibrarian Leibowitz soon. This all seems like advanced Library Science! This is way above my skills!

Elizabeth

P.S. Also, please see if you can find this good Rabbi’s little brother Asher as well. He misses him so!


From: appleaday@thenet. net
To: PrincessC@somewhere. huntinggrounds

Dear Princess Celestia: You said to write when ever I learned something about friendship and magic. Well, I think I learned something today, but I’m not sure what in tarnation it means. I figure I’d write anyway just in case it was a friendship lesson. I learned that you should listen carefully to what your new friends (Say for example loco little Fiction fragments) have to say. Even if it sounds as turned around as apple-ed candy and very scary. Maybe if you figure out what they are saying you can keep from being eaten up like a apple fritter. Or not. I’m not really sure what they were on about actually.

Honestly your most loyal subject,

Applejack


From: TheNet@thenet. net
To: appleaday@thenet. net

FILE PrincessC.exe NOT FOUND.


From: appleaday@thenet .net
To: TheNet@thenet .net

Really? Aw, crabapples.

From: TheNet@thenet .net
To: appleaday@thenet .net

YES REALLY. SORRY.


From: DrMe@thenet. net
To: PrincessC@somewhere. huntinggrounds
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Dear Princess Celestia:This is absolutely ridiculous, but I’m being forced to sum up a life lesson by a tiny orange horse that yelled at me. Believe it or not that’s not the craziest part of my day. Anyway, to get this over with. I suppose the important thing I learned today was that you shouldn’t take it out on your Companions when it’s actually your fault that an innocent little file got destroyed. Also, I learned this Manitou has been messing with Elizabeth’s friends in the physical plane, I guess that was pretty important too.

The Doctor


From: TheNet@thenet .net
To: DrMe@thenet .net

LOOK. SERIOUSLY YOU GUYS. THE FILE IS NOT FOUND. QUIT CLOGGING THE TUBES.


From: DrMe@thenet .net
To: TheNet@thenet .net

AH HA! See, that’s what I said! It wasn’t going through! Tell that to the pony!


From: TheNet@thenet .net
To: appleaday@thenet .net

YEAH WHAT HE SAID. FILE NOT FOUND.


From: appleaday@thenet .net
To: TheNet@thenet .net

Biscuits and Gravy! It’s the principle of the thing!


From: TheNet@thenet .net
To: appleaday@thenet .net

THE NET CARES NOT FOR PRINCIPLES.

Deal with it dog gif


From:RabbiAbe@reality. past
To: DrMe@thenet. net

Hey there! We’ve got a problem with this fire guy trying to burn us to death. Any advice you could maybe give would be great.


From: DrMe@thenet. net
To: RabbiAbe@reality. past

A fire guy? Have you tried a foam? Or maybe just talk things out nicely with him?


From: RabbiAbe@reality. past
To: DrMe@thenet. net

No, we tried negotiations, but that didn’t go too well. A foam? What do you mean?


From: DrMe@thenet. net
To: RabbiAbe@reality. past

Well, a foam…um, have you ever had whipped cream on a pie? It’s like that, but you shouldn’t eat it, it doesn’t taste good! You see the foam is very dense and thick and will smother the flame. Maybe you can tell me a little more about this fire person? Does he come from the center of the earth?


From: RabbiAbe@reality. past
To: DrMe@thenet. net

Well, we were looking for a magic walking stick in a flaming saloon, and we were harassed by this fire man. The conversation went badly, he tried to catch us on fire with his mind, and then he was killed in the battle. A few days later the town kept going up in flames, and we received a very threatening note from the gentleman.


From: DrMe@thenet. net
To:RabbiAbe@reality. past

Oh! Alright, I think I have an idea of what is going on. We’ll just have to take a little bit of time to talk to someone to get a little more information.


From: JohnHWatsonMD@thenet. net
To: RabbiAbe@reality. past

Balderdash! When dealing with Manitou something a little more than talk is needed. I’ll get you more information within the hour.


From: JohnHWatsonMD@thenet. net
To: RabbiAbe@reality. past

Our thoughts are confirmed! This fire fellow is possessed by a Manitou. He died in the past, but he was brought back under the control of a demon. He will continually come back every time you kill him, as he is already dead. The only way to keep him from returning is to shoot him in the head. And do a proper job of it! The brain must be destroyed.


From: DrMe@thenet. net
To: Elizabeth@reality. past

Reality is collapsing at an incredible rate in your location. Get out of there!


From: TheNet@thenet .net
To: DrMe@thenet. net

ERROR. Location reality.past not found.


From: DrMe@thenet. net
To: TheNet@thenet. net

That’s it. We are too late then?


From: TheNet@thenet. net
To:DrMe@thenet. net

Clippynet


From: Leibowitz@reality.past_copy_2
To: TheNet@thenet. net

The Net, report in on current status. Bring me up to date on events. What resources do we have access to?


From: TheNet.thenet. net
To: Leibowitz@reality.past_copy_2

Summary of recent events:

Catastrophic data loss occurred with the collapse of reality in the present. Some data managed to escape to the past. A portal was opened to allow yourself and a junior librarian to escape to the past as well. An unforeseen difficulty occurred as the past has apparently been divided into two realities. Current working hypothesis indicates that this may be responsible for the unraveling of reality. The junior librarian acquired the assistance of a party of adventurers in the past. The Book Spirits who followed her established a smaller version of the Net as a stronghold in the Hunting Grounds. The party repaired the palmcorder with “Mad Science”. The influence of a Manitou created a back door that allowed it to infiltrate the Net as a trojan file. The Manitou was later discovered and dominated. It is currently at the service of a Book Spirit. Reality later collapsed, but the junior librarian and the adventurers escaped to the Hunting Grounds, and are currently taking shelter in the Net. In the second copy of reality, another group of adventurers located you, and the Book Spirits assisting you located and joined with the Net. Then you had your palmcorder repaired, and asked the Net to summarize recent events. The Net told you [PLEASE REPEAT MESSAGE AS MUCH AS TOLERABLE.]

Current listing of available and expected unavailable data can be found in System Status section on palmcorder menu.

Can the Net help you with anything else, Archlibrarian Libowitz?


From: Leibowitz@reality.past_copy_2
To: TheNet@thenet. net

Orders: Continue to determine the cause of reality collapse. Discover how to prevent it and reverse it if possible. Further orders to come.


From: TheNet.thenet. net
To: Leibowitz@reality.past_copy_2

YES SIR!

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