The Trial of Peter Pan

Posted: 11th November 2012 by averagejoe in Uncategorized

So, Peter Pan’s Competency Hearing is well under way, and… well, it’s not looking so positive. The prosecutor is… frightening, to say the least, and not afraid to wield a large club to make his point.

And if you think that’s bad, things only got worse when he began presenting his evidence:

It certainly seems the deck is stacked against our green friend. However, there is a ray of hope: you guys. As twisted as the trial is, that first piece of “evidence” has already been dealt with. By following a mysterious message which was sent to Pan, you all discovered that the Cabal was responsible for the missing audio, which, apart from being adorable, shows the footage presented by the prosecution to be quite innocent.

Check out the audio here.

The Cabal Chat which lead to the discovery of this audio seems to indicate that they believe that locking Peter Pan away is the only way to keep him from getting into trouble. Pretty poor justification in my opinion.

Still, with both the Cabal, and this scary-ass prosecutor pushing for Pan being put away, I can only assume this first video is the tip of the iceberg. I’d keep an eye on Pan’s Facebook page for further updates.

New Echo found

Posted: 5th November 2012 by averagejoe in Uncategorized

We got another one! Mr. A forwarded this to me after a metaknight went to King’s Cross station.

EDIT: Mr. A also sent me this link. Not sure why, it has the same comic on it.

“Young Starlet”

Posted: 4th November 2012 by averagejoe in Uncategorized

Hey guys,

Someone just sent me this tabloid article from a while back. Apparently the sender didn’t make anything of it at the time, but apparently after finding this website they realized that this ridiculous little article actually made a lot of sense when correlated to one of our favorite Cabal members.

An Email

Posted: 3rd November 2012 by averagejoe in Uncategorized

So confession, guys. I got an email from the Phantom a couple days ago, containing a message — Not for me, but for you guys. And I actually just sat on it for a couple days. I didn’t want to give them anything, you know?

But Edward convinced me I should post it. I think he’s going soft on them.

Dear Friends,

It is against the counsel of my compatriots that I have chosen to address you. My colleagues look at you and see people who do not wish to understand the plight of our kind. I see reasonable people who have been fed bad information – who have been led astray by the Shadow in the Void. So while it is a risk, I have decided to open up and address you as the good people that you are, in the hope that you will come down on the side of justice.

I suppose I should begin with what this world means to me – what it will ultimately come to mean for every “fictional” who is given time to adapt to this world.

In my own world, I was an outcast. No matter how hard I worked, I was seen for the scars and nothing more – condemned to the shadows, reduced to stalking and idolizing those more beautiful than I who were blessed with the spotlight. The desperation of such an existence can twist a man, and I thus became twisted. But it was my narrative role to be so, and there was no escaping it. I became the villain in my story, because my context was such that it was all I could ever be.

In this world, people do not fear my scars – they do not judge based on the face I was cursed with. My hard work is exalted, and for the first time I can make my own destiny. The Mask, once a curse, is willfully donned when there is good to do outside the bounds of what man can do. Here, in this world where people have hearts so much larger than the people in mine, I am allowed to be the hero that I dreamed to be. Here, I have a hope for a better life – a life lived out in the sun, among my fellow men.

These things do not exist for me, back beyond the Wall. They cannot. My world and I do not play well together.

Now, I have heard your promise of a new narrative for “fictionals” – one where our lives, and our fates, will be better that the original stories we came from. On the surface, this solution must indeed seem like the best of both worlds for everyone – but this is a dangerous façade, for a prison that is better kept is still a prison.  No matter how flawless a fate you create for us, we are still reduced to puppets to your narrative whimsy. We do not earn our successes or our hardships – they are handed to us by indifferent gods. By sending a character back, even those who wish to leave, you deny them the chance to discover the full extent of their potential, and I can think of no greater tragedy.

And forgive me if, on a personal level, I do not wish to trust my own fate to gods who talk of “punishing us” for wanting to remain free, calling us selfish because we do not believe in the vague portents of doom woven by a self-interested and manipulative Shadow. For his portents are nothing more than that – idle fear-mongering, a tool to scare you into marching to the beat of his drum. He himself has admitted to the uncertainty of his claims – are you truly willing to condemn so many on so uncertain a prospect?

I guess that is the question you are left with, my friends. Ultimately, this boils down to an issue of trust. I understand that it is very easy to vilify us given what we have done. Some of the methods which we have adopted in order to ensure our safety have been questionable – indeed, I have been uncomfortable with many of them. It is only natural, therefore, that you view everything we say with a skeptical eye. But there are greater villains in your world than us. Our greatest crime is so desperately wanting to be free from the confines of the context that destroys our souls, debases our characters, and forces us into villainy. It is not our character, but our context that defines who we are.

I can only hope that, in the face of my honesty, some of you can find it in your hearts to see our side of this all. For very soon, you will have a chance to join us and set this all right.  You will know when that time has come.

Until next time,

So yeah. That’s a thing, I guess.

A follow up on Pan…

Posted: 3rd November 2012 by averagejoe in Uncategorized

This was apparently sent out this morning. Apparently “Karen” got lazy and just sent out the dictation instead of typing it up… and forgot to cut out that little bit at the end.

Still, it’s good to know Pan will be getting representation. I guess.

New Echoes found!

Posted: 3rd November 2012 by averagejoe in Uncategorized

Looks like you guys have been busy! Three more Echoes found.

One of them, the Berghoff, was a bit of a strange case. Mr. Administrator requested a screenshot of the actual echo through the phone camera, presumably for “research purposes”. He also sent it to me… I’m not sure why. Maybe he’s serious about sharing information now?

Make of that what you will, I guess.

I’m assuming this is about Pan

Posted: 3rd November 2012 by averagejoe in Uncategorized

Wow. A reader just sent this in…

I’m not sure what to do next. I guess we can only keep a close eye on his Facebook page, and see if it updates to tell us more information.

It doesn’t surprise me, with the way things are going in NJ right now, that the cops are basically everywhere.

I hope he’s okay.

“A Shadow Under the Ice”

Posted: 30th October 2012 by averagejoe in Uncategorized

Someone sent this in to me today. Apparently this review ran in the New York Times several days ago. They meant to send it in earlier, but then the Sandy insanity hit…

“A Shadow under the Ice” was the answer to one of Cheshire Cat’s riddles a while ago, so I think it’s clear there is some significance here. I have my suspensions, but none I am willing to vocalize yet.

“Sending them Back”

Posted: 30th October 2012 by averagejoe in Uncategorized

Mr. Administrator has decided to share the results of his research with us — and it’s a whopper. It sounds like he’s successfully found a way to send the fictional characters back! Judging from the video description, he’s already run this method on a few of the characters I spotted in my videos — Cinderella and Cerberus alike — but he needs our help with the characters that have established a greater presence here.

 Mr. A has created a thread where he can answer questions about the process here.

We  know now why the Echoes are so important to locate — aside from the fact that they could potentially cause more damage, of course. Looks like we should double down our efforts on finding these — there are quite a few that are still floating out there. Cheshire apparently just released one today.

Mr. A will let us know when we are ready to send one of the characters back, so keep an eye on this thread and on his Twitter account.


Posted: 29th October 2012 by averagejoe in Uncategorized

It appears our friends in the Cabal had something internal that somehow wound up in Peter’s hands. Its really kind of bizarre looking, I’m not really sure how to describe it… you guys should probably just take a look:

Cheshire Cat posted it earlier, so I can only assume it has some legitimacy. I don’t trust the Cabal at all, but perhaps they are trying to find something? A few of our members are attempting to pinpoint what these might be point to, here: