Author: Alex "Jadusable" Hall
Year: 2010

Let me just clear things up. I know you guys are worried, but "Jadusable" is okay. He finished moving out today. He said he's going back home to take the semester off. I'm not really sure what happened. I have a vague idea, but you guys probably know more than I do. I'm "Jadusable's" roommate. Obviously, I've known something was wrong with him for a few days now. He stayed in his room all the time. He fell out of contact with literally all of his friends. I'm pretty sure he hasn't been eating anything. After the second day, I couldn't stay there with him anymore. I've been crashing at a buddy's place and only coming to get stuff I need. I tried talking to him several times. He would cut me off or keep the conversation brief. When I asked about his strange behavior, he acted like he was convinced something was hunting him.

Yesterday, I came to grab my philosophy book. He approached me, looking awful - horrible bags were under his eyes. He handed me a flash drive and gave me specific instructions. He told me he needs me to do one last favor for him. He explained what has been going on. He gave me the account info to his Youtube account and instructions on how to post with his name code on this board. He said you guys had been helping him along the way and you deserved to see the end of it. He told me he's getting away from here. The game lured him to play again, instead of trying to change things, and he shouldn't have done that. He told me to upload the footage and inform people what happened. I told him he could do it himself and he got this wild look in his eyes. He said he is never looking at that game again. That's the last thing he said to me. He never said goodbye when his parents came to pick him up. I was hoping I'd at least get the chance to meet his parents. They were in an out so quick I didn't see them until they were driving away.

I honestly can't tell you what happened. When he spoke, it was kind of hard to understand him. His appearance distracted me, too. On the flash drive was footage of the game he recorded, a text document with his name and password for Youtube, and a third document called thetruth.txt. He said those contained his "last notes" he'd taken about this. He told me it meant everything to him that I follow his instructions exactly. Normally, I wouldn't be so "to the letter" for a request over a video game. The way he spoke and looked made me know this was really serious. I've had this video since yesterday, but had to have someone help me use Pinnacle (not really my forte). After watching it, I had to go back and look at the other videos on his Youtube account to figure out what was going on. Even then, I'm really confused.

The video is being released tonight, but thetruth.txt will be released on September 15th, just like he requested. I don't know why he wants to wait for his notes tobe published, but after what he's been through, I'll honor the request. I haven't dared peek at it yet, so the first time I see it will be the first time you see it, out of respect to my friend. To answer your questions: no, I haven't tried calling him yet. I think I'll give him a call tomorrow, to see if he's okay. He should have gotten back home by now. About the video: I cut the video straight to when he loaded the "BEN" file in the game. Looking back, I realized that "Jadusable" left the save select screen in because it occasionally said different names. My bad for that, but all it said this time was the same at the end of his last video (Link and BEN). I wasn't there when he played it, but it looks to me like in the beginning, he's testing out the equipment or seeing what items he has or something. Apparently, they've changed randomly before. The video starts then. He really wanted you guys to see this. After that, I think the game got too personal for him.

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