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My College EssayI had seen the ad many times before.
It was just a banner, off to one side, on a site I frequently visited. It was a wonderfully-drawn image of a girl with wings and a man. Over this scene was a checklist -"Do you like:
Neurotic bad guys
I had seen it so many times, yet I had never felt moved to click on it before. I'm not exactly sure what had possesed me at the time to do so, but my life definitely changed for the better that day.
I've loved books my whole life, but I only became seriously interested in writing when I was in fifth grade, and I picked up a copy of Redwall for a book report. It's easy to see from my early attempts at writing just how obsessed with the series I was.
Then, in seventh grade, I clicked on an ad for a webcomic called Wayrift.
Wayrift is an ongoing Final Fantasy 4 fanfiction written by two friends who met online back when the internet was almost strictly for computer nerds.
Techno QueenWe don't know when it was she first appeared among us. Not exactly. There had been cults, small bands of people who had foretold of her coming. Luddites, they were called. Technophobes. People who, upon seeing the progress of the era, had turned away from it, calling it the work of the devil. They had been shunned. Mocked for refusing to follow what was surely the natural order of things.
Then she was there.
We don't know what she is. Some say she is a great dragon, while others believe her to be wrought out of wires and metal, the greatest creation to come out of the workshops yet. But her message was clear enough.
It started with the computers. 1 billion machines, continuously working to our every whim, suddenly shut off. There was no email, no games, no internet. 7 billion people cried out in alarm. They searched, trying to find someone, anyone, who could solve this problem, when the satellites began to fall to the earth.
Ground lines quickly followed, the wires no longer all
The DarknessYou asked after the darkness that dwells within the hearts of men.
It's in all of us. Every creature on this world holds a darkness within them. But this darkness is not necessarily evil. The lesser beings of the world know this, but man thinks too much. Most minor creatures fear that with lurks in the deepest night. But man, who is less prey then predator, fears the night regardless. It is he who looks out into the darkness and sees an abyss where even the most fantastic of notions is possible. What man fears most is not the most mundane creatures of the night that silently stalk the forest and plains in search of a meal, but the creatures that come from within their own minds. It is in the darkness where the lightest rustle of leaves becomes a creeping horror, where the hushed whispering of the trees becomes a twisted nightmare. There has been many a man that has lost his wits to the creations of his own imagination.
And so, man has long sought to steal the light for themselves
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