charlie calls etta “kiddo.” one day, when etta’s old enough to start sass-talking him & pushing boundaries, she pouts, “i’m not a little ‘kiddo’ anymore, uncle charlie.” he’s taught her not to call her “dad;” he’s not her dad & he’ll never pretend to be. he’s just… filling in what’s necessary. but he scoffs back, “i’ve always called you that & i always will.” but then he whispers, “i called your mother ‘kiddo’ too.” but etta hears him & hugs him & apologizes. ”call me kiddo as much as you like, uncle charlie.”
it’s charlie who takes her to the bishops’ old house on her thirteenth birthday; charlie who has a relatively good idea where the photo albums are; charlie who explains some of the events behind the pictures, tells all the stories he knows that are connected to the photographs.
when she finds the bullet that saved the world, he tells her about that day, tells her everything, and she asks, “so my mom had superpowers, basically?” because at thirteen she doesn’t fully grasp what it meant for her mother to have been part of illegal human experimentation.
"yeah, i guess she did."
"do you think i could’ve inherited some?"
and she’s so excited not only because superpowers are freaking awesome (duh), not only because having them could help the resistance, but because she revels in every little thing she has in common with her both of her parents.
charlie smiles and shrugs. “maybe.”
years later, charlie looks back on that moment. etta’s far from a jaded, blank, apathetic page. she’s a beautiful, emotional, & loving girl. but the observers… those mind-probing killers… they can’t read any of her. etta dismisses it time & time again whenever he brings it up. she’s just “special.”
charlie smiles & laughs. ”yes.” maybe she has.
etta teaches others to avoid being read; charlie; charlie’s daughters; people from the resistance. but nobody can do it as easily as etta, who just - does it.
despite the fact that she dismissed it being related to her mother’s “superpowers,” she meant to ask olivia about it.
…meanwhile, we go through our lives unaware. The enemy is among us and nobody’s doing anything about it. We don’t have any idea the end is coming. So we had to take matters into our own hands. We had to send them a message.
They told you I was crazy, didn’t they? The Pentagon. They said I’d had a psychiatric break. I told them what I’m telling you. That they are here. Collecting data. Making observations. That’s what’s in the briefcase. They’ve been planning for war. They’ve been passing the information via courier right under our noses. We don’t know who they are, but I can tell you what they want. They want to exterminate us. So they’re studying us…our culture, our technology, our science…and they plan to use it against us. One way or another. We’ll find out who they are. But by then, I suppose it won’t really matter, because whatever’s in those cases is gonna destroy us all.
Day 25: What’s your favorite on-going series? [Happy Wheels, Drunk Minecraft, Amnesia Custom Stories, SCP Containment Breach, etc.]
This was recorded before OFF was ever even played, so I’ll take a few sentences to assert that MARK’S PLAYTHRU OF OFF IS INCREDIBLE. & I’LL PROBABLY RE-RECORD MY DAY 30 RESPONSE BECAUSE IT IS THAT AMAZING. IT’S EVERYTHING I EVER WANTED. I post my bullet-point spazzy reactions in the tags all the damn time. Mark’s voice-acting & overall dedication to the plot… it makes me very happy.
But the video is geared more toward my original response - SCP Containment Breach. I have Mark [& some other LPers, but mostly Mark] to thank my addiction for [which is ridiculously ridiculous please send assistance bc I will read the wiki for HOURS on end & work on my dumb SCP crossover fic]. Whenever I introduce a person “irl” to the channel, or if they’re a new fan who hasn’t watched absolutely everything, I will point them in this direction.
This is a full 9 minute spaz about how amazing SCP Containment Breach / the SCP Foundation wiki is; why Mark is the best user playing this damn game; & me laughing @ Mark shitting his pants p much. It’s one of his longer serieses [@ 40 episodes] &… WHEN A NEW MAJOR UPDATE COMES OUT I WILL BE HYPED AS ALL HELL. SCP IS MY EXISTENCE.
lol @ the end i go on a rant about “classic” mark footage versus “current” footage & i go off on elitism & i spaz about nostalgia instead
also i need the full release to come out bc i need to see mark play it
We all like to talk about that “Running like Naruto" phase that all dorky weaboo kids go trough, but what we don not talk enough about is the later “Sitting and eating like L" phase that all dorky weaboo teenagers go trough