Just Your Average Admin
- Nov 29, 2012
- Reaction score
#831\1 is a regular clerk like any other: meek, respectful, and hard-working.
However, his life is turned upside-down when he has a fateful encounter with unknown entities:
the terrifying distortions, hellbent in corrupting everyone and everything.
This is Pokémon Red / Blue / Yellow from the point of view of an NPC.
Genres: Drama / Light Horror / Apocalyptic | Rating: Teen
Mild graphic scenes (game corruptions).
Instances of psychological trauma and abuse.
Hello, everyone! Welcome to my contest oneshot for this year's Summer 2020 Oneshot Competition!
So, what is Fl4k3s (or Flakes, whichever title you prefer) about, you may ask? Well, Fl4k3s is a story born from a concept I’ve been toying with for a very long time: "What do in-game characters think about the actions of the ‘hero’? Are they affected by their actions in any meaningful or significant way?" Also, I’ve always been fascinated by the glitches in the Gen 1 games, so this oneshot could be considered a tribute toward them, too.
This story has been stuck in development hell for months, but this year’s competition has given me the spark needed to finally finish brainstorming it and complete it. This is also the first time I try out the horror genre and the present tense as a narrative technique, and one of the few times I’ve used a non-third person perspective (not for the entirety of a story, at least). If all, this is highly experimental, as the "persons" used here aren’t used as a stylistic technique, but as an actual narrative tool. You’ll find out as you read.
Also, this story has a unique spin, which takes inspiration from various Japanese horror RPGs: you will be able to choose your ending! Will you pick the correct path?
Having said so, I hope you’ll enjoy this story! ^^