,:»;*%¤@##                                          ##@¤%*;»:,
,,,,»»;;%@                                          @%;;»»,,,,
,:»;*%¤@##                                          ##@¤%*;»:,
,:»;*%¤@##                                          ##@¤%*;»:,
,,,,,:;%¤#                                          #¤%;:,,,,,
,,,::;**¤¤             % DREAM PALACE %             ¤¤**;::,,,
,:»;****¤#             : ----- ------ :             #¤****;»:,
,:»;*%¤@##             % ..... ...... %             ##@¤%*;»:,
,,,:»»;*¤#             ; ..... ...... ;             #¤*;»»:,,,
,:»;;;%%%¤             : ..... ...... :             ¤%%%;;;»:,
,:»;*%¤@@@             : ..... ...... :             @@@¤%*;»:,
,,,,,»***¤             , ..... ...... ,             ¤***»,,,,,
,,,,:;%%@#                                          #@%%;:,,,,
,,,,,,:»*¤                                          ¤*»:,,,,,,
,:»;*%¤### NOT ACTUALLY A PALACE. A COTTAGE IN  THE ###¤%*;»:,
,,,,,»;;%¤   WOODS (TEMPERATE CLIMATE, RAINS EVERY  ¤%;;»,,,,,
,:»;***¤@@ OTHER  DAY,  SPRINGS  AND   STREAMS  AND @@¤***;»:,
,,,,,::;%@   MYSTERIOUS IRON AND STONE ARTIFACTS,   @%;::,,,,,
,,,,,:;*%¤     BIRDLAND-ISH ETERNAL SPRING (LATE    ¤%*;:,,,,,
,:»;*%¤@##                 SPRING))                 ##@¤%*;»:,
,:::»»**%@                                          @%**»»:::,
,:»;****¤#                    »                     #¤****;»:,
,:»;*%¤@##                                          ##@¤%*;»:,
,:»;*%¤@## 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 ¤%;::,,,,,
,:»;*%¤@##                  DREAMS.                 ##@¤%*;»:,
,:»;*%¤@##                                          ##@¤%*;»:,
,,,:::;%@@                    *                     @@%;:::,,,
,,,,,:»;%@                                          @%;»:,,,,,
,,,,,,»;%@ 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.              #@@¤%*;»:,
,:»;*%¤###                                          ###¤%*;»:,
,,::»*%¤¤#                     ¤                    #¤¤%*»::,,
,:»;*%%%¤¤                                          ¤¤%%%*;»:,
,:»;*%¤@@# 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.      ###@¤%*;»:
,:::;;;*¤¤                                          ¤¤*;;;:::,
,:»;*%¤@##                    @                     ##@¤%*;»:,
,:»;*%¤@##                                          ##@¤%*;»:,
,,,,»***%¤ 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. ##@¤%*;»:,
,:»;*%¤@##                                          ##@¤%*;»:,
,:»;*%¤@##                    ,                     ##@¤%*;»:,
,:»;*%¤¤¤#                                          #¤¤¤%*;»:,
,:»;*%¤@## 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. @@¤*;»:,,,
,:»;*%¤@##                                          ##@¤%*;»:,
,,,,,»;*¤¤                                          ¤¤*;»,,,,,
,,,:»»;%¤#                                          #¤%;»»:,,,
,:»;*%¤¤¤@                                          @¤¤¤%*;»:,
,:»;***¤¤#                                          #¤¤***;»:,
,,,,,,:»*¤                                          ¤*»:,,,,,,