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..~:*£&¶##  WOODS (TEMPERATE CLIMATE, RAINS EVERY   ##¶&£*:~..
..~:*£&¶## OTHER  DAY,  SPRINGS   AND  STREAMS  AND ##¶&£*:~..
..~:*£&¶##   MYSTERIOUS IRON AND STONE ARTIFACTS,   ##¶&£*:~..
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..~:*£&¶## I  WAKE UP EVERY MORNING AT SIX AM. IT'S ##¶&£*:~..
..~:*&¶### DARK, AND  THE  STARS  ARE OUT, BUT  THE ###¶&*:~..
.....:**£& SUN IS ABOUT TO  RISE. ITS  A LONG  DAY, &£**:.....
....::*&&¶ BEFORE  IT FADES  TO  NIGHT  AGAIN,  AND ¶&&*::....
..~:*£&&&# THEN  IT STAYS  SO UNTIL  I FALL ASLEEP. #&&&£*:~..
..~:*£&¶## IT  DOESN'T  RISE  UNLESS  I'VE  HAD  MY ##¶&£*:~..
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..~::*££¶¶ IN THIS COTTAGE THERE'S A  LOT OF  RADIO ¶¶££*::~..
..~:*£&¶##   EQUIPMENT, SOUND STUFF, SYNTHS, TAPE   ##¶&£*:~..
...~~**£&# PLAYERS. PEN  AND PAPER, BOOKS, CAMERAS, #&£**~~...
.......~*& MIRRORS,  PRISMS,  AND VARIOUS THINGS TO &*~.......
..~:*£&¶## DO ART WITH. THE  FRIDGE IS  FILLED WITH ##¶&£*:~..
......:£&# DIFFERET FOODS, ALL OF THEM  INTRIGUING, #&£:......
..~:*£&¶##              SLIGHTLY WEIRD.             ##¶&£*:~..
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..~:*£&¶## I  HAVE FRIENDS - THERE'S A CAT,  AND  A ##¶&£*:~..
..~:*£&¶## DOG  (WHO  IS  RIDICOLOUSLY  LARGE   AND ##¶&£*:~..
....~***&¶ WANTS TO BE THE BIG SPOON).  I LISTEN TO ¶&***~....
..~:*£&¶## THE SHORTWAVE  RADIO, AND TRANSMIT A BIT ##¶&£*:~..
..~:*£&¶## MYSELF,  SONGS  AND  POETRY,  AND  FOUND ##¶&£*:~..
..~:*£&&&¶ SOUNDS FROM THE FOREST.  THE OTHERS TELL ¶&&&£*:~..
..~:*£&¶## OF THEIR  LIVES, PLAY THE GUITAR FOR ME, ##¶&£*:~..
..~:*£&&&# AND  TELL  TALES OF  THE  OLD  WORLD.  I #&&&£*:~..
..~:::::£&      CONSIDER THEM FRIENDS AS WELL.      &£:::::~..
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..~:*£&¶¶¶ MOST  IMPORTANTLY, THERE'S A TWO  SQUARE ¶¶¶&£*:~..
......~*&¶ METER  AREA  ON THE FLOOR  WHERE  I  CAN ¶&*~......
..~:*£&¶## "SAVE" THINGS. WHATEVER  I  PUT IN  HERE ##¶&£*:~..
..~:*£&¶## WILL NOT  BE  AFFECTED  BY  THE  NIGHTLY ##¶&£*:~..
..~*£&¶###   RESET. EVERYTHING ELSE, HOWEVER, IS    ###¶&£*~..
..~:*£&&&&    COMPLETELY RESET OVERNIGHT: SYNTH     &&&&£*:~..
..~:*£&¶##   PATCHES REMOVED, FOOD UNEATEN, WOUNDS  ##¶&£*:~..
..~:*£&¶## HEALED,  AND  WHEREVER AND WHENEVER  I'D ##¶&£*:~..
....~::££¶ FALL ASLEEP  I'D  ALWAYS  WAKE UP  FULLY ¶££::~....
......~*&& RESTED  IN  MY  BED.  SOMETIMES  THERE'S &&*~......
..~:*£&¶¶¶ ACCIDENTS  WHERE   I   LOSE   STUFF   BY ¶¶¶&£*:~..
..~:*£&¶## FORGETTING  TO PUT  THEM  IN THE SQUARE. ##¶&£*:~..
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..~:*£&¶## AT  NIGHT,  I  HAVE   DEMI-LUCID  DREAMS ##¶&£*:~..
..~:*£&### WHERE THE  SPIRITS OF THE FOREST  AROUND ###&£*:~..
..~:*£&¶## THE COTTAGE TRIES TO  COMMUNICATE. HERE, ##¶&£*:~..
..~:*£&¶## IT'S  NOT ENDLESS  BUT  CONNECTED  TO  A ##¶&£*:~..
..~:*£&¶## LARGE SPRAWLING  CITY,  WHERE  MY  RADIO ##¶&£*:~..
.....::££¶ FRIENDS  LIVE. WE  GO EXPLORING TOGETHER ¶££::.....
..~:*&¶### - THINGS ARE DEEP AND DARK - BUT  UNLIKE ###¶&*:~..
..~:*£&&¶¶ ME, THEY NEVER REMEMBER DURING THE  DAY. ¶¶&&£*:~..
.....~::£& THIS  IS  A  MYSTERY  WE OFTEN  DISCUSS. &£::~.....
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