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Mar
22nd
2020

PONID-21 Day 1 · 5:05am March 22nd

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#general

Lisa 1/06/2021 7:10 AM
Ugh. It's too damn early and everything's too damn bright.
I see we got a few more signups overnight. Hi everyone.

Rex 1/06/2021 7:12 AM
Not so loud. I can hear your typing from here.
I thought this stuff was supposed to be like the flu?

Sally 1/06/2021 7:15 AM
Hi, Lisa.
Well, they did inject us with the virus. I guess that makes it work faster? Should we be writing this down?

Devon 1/06/2021 7:15 AM
Hi Lisa!
Yeah, we probably should.

#day-1

Lisa 1/06/2021 7:22 AM
I feel like I have a bad case of the flu and my head is pounding. The vision in my right eye feels a bit blurry, too, but whenever I focus specifically on something, it gets better.

Sally 1/06/2021 7:24 AM
Flu here too. It's like I my birthday two months ago all over again. Well, the day after my birthday. No blurriness.

Rex 1/06/2021 7:31 AM
I feel like a truck hit me in the face and blew its exhaust up my nose.

Devon 1/06/2021 7:33 AM
Same as the others, though the oddest thing is one of my eyes changed color.

#general

Sally 1/06/2021 7:33 AM
@Devon your eye changed color???

Devon 1/06/2021 7:35 AM
Yeah. Craziest shit, right? Not complaining. Going from boring browns to this cool red? Total win if you ask me.

Lisa 1/06/2021 7:39 AM
My right eye changed too. I just checked on my phone and the iris has turned yellow.

#day-1

Mike 1/06/2021 7:45 AM
Same as others. Worst head-cold of my life and my eye has turned purple.

#general

Mike 1/06/2021 7:46 AM
Did you know if you forget to put your phone on silent, it beeps every time someone sends a message on here?

Devon 1/06/2021 7:46 AM
When did they say the offices opened?

Sally 1/06/2021 7:47 AM
8am

Devon 1/06/2021 7:48 AM
I might go in now then. They're probably going to swarm all over us to see what happened.

Mike 1/06/2021 7:49 AM
I want breakfast first.
This is way too early.

Day 1 morning exam results
1/6/21
9:03 A.M.
Subject: 113822412021

Patient has significant mucous build-up in their nasal cavity. Complaining of a general headache and slight nausea.

Left eye has undergone what seems to be a permanent pupil dilation of a full millimeter in radius and the iris has changed to a purple color. Including photographs.

No other physical symptoms reported. Denied request for medication.

Subject: Department Memo

Every single patient has shown these same side effects. It's uncanny how varied their altered iris colors have become. Recommending giving them some exercise in the gymnasium. I'd like to see each run for an hour on a treadmill to test the impact on their lungs.

Hand out their pagers while there, we have them ready at last and it will be good to be able to call them in individually after that.

—Doctor Howards

#general

Rex 1/06/2021 3:32 PM
And here I thought I was in shape.
Lisa just ran the pants off me on a treadmill.

Lisa 1/06/2021 3:34 PM
Yeah. While the whole world stewed indoors over the last year, I used my home gym to keep in shape. They had me run an extra half hour, btw.

Rex 1/06/2021 3:35 PM
Well, still pretty good.

Lisa 1/06/2021 3:35 PM
Thanks.

Mike 1/06/2021 3:41 PM
What was up with that, anyway? They told me to just keep running and wouldn't tell me to stop for ages.

Rex 1/06/2021 3:43 PM
Mine was exactly an hour. Was damn near ready to puke my guts up at the enf. Lisa, though…
*end

Lisa 1/06/2021 3:45 PM
If you don't stop talking about it, I'll come over there and kick your ass!

Rex 1/06/2021 3:46 PM
Two hours ago you saying that wouldn't have scared me.

Mike 1/06/2021 3:46 PM
Now?

Rex 1/06/2021 3:49 PM
Now I need to apologize or get a head start.

#day-1

Gunnar 1/06/2021 4:12 PM
Coughing and wheezing, eye has turned brown.

#general

Lisa 1/06/2021 4:15 PM
@Gunnar you sleep in or something?

Gunnar 1/06/2021 4:16 PM
Nah. Just had a rest after that run they put us through. How're y'all feeling?

Sally 1/06/2021 4:17 PM
Like someone has stuffed a dozen slugs up my nose and fed me salt.

Mike 1/06/2021 4:17 PM

Bwahaha

Lisa 1/06/2021 4:19 PM
Pretty accurate. Wonder what'll happen tomorrow. We going to get the other eye done, or will the slugs crawl out?

To: Dr. Peter Howards
Subject: RE Department Memo

Including copies of the chat logs and the #day-1 logs. Have highlighted all relevant comments by myself. I'm going to send a reminder to all subjects to join the chat as the information I'm gathering from that is almost as extensive as your clinical notes.

Also attached is my personal notes on each subject.

—Doctor Simpson

To: Dr. Karen Simpson
Subject: Chat Notes

Did you really print these out, highlight them, then scan them back in?

Regardless, this is amazing. Do you think you can encourage them to take images and video data?

—Doctor Howards

To Dr. Peter Howards
Subject Chat Notes

I've been hooking into their chat on my personal phone. I don't know if they can track me if I use my staff computer, and I don't want to compromise this goldmine.

I'll bring up the subject of images, but you realize that will make this harder on me to keep up?

—Doctor Simpson

To: Dr. Karen Simpson
Subject: Chat Notes

I'll have one of my grad students do some photo manipulation on your own picture. None of the subjects have seen you, and these changes are small enough that I'm sure they can handle it. I'll get them to you as soon as possible.

—Doctor Howards

To: Dr. Karen Simpson
Subject: Doctored Photo

Attached is your college application photo one of my grad students dug up from your Facebook profile. They added a blue hue and enlarged your pupil on your left eye.

Keep up the great work, Karen.

—Doctor Howards

#images

Gunnar 1/06/2021 6:42 PM
Figured I should share this. We should probably all post these so we can at least identify who is who when we see them.
[ATTACHED IMAGE]

To: Dr. Peter Howards
Subject: Photos

All of them have phones with about 10x better cameras than your grad students are using. Included are high-res images of all your subjects.

—Doctor Simpson


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Comments ( 7 )

I've seen people do epistolary stories on Fimfic before. This just seems like a modern-day equivalent. Ah well; the rules are... spottily enforced, shall we say. Still looking forward to seeing the progress of the eponavirus.

5225710 Yeah. I know why the rule is there—to stop absolute minimum effort "stories" and people posting chatlogs—but it seems like such as this gets caught in the blast radius.

5225738
so long as the proofreeaders read long enough to get to the point where it mentions eyes changeing color they will realize this is a work of satirical fiction, not anything related to real life....if they read just the first few lines however.....

5225945 The rule in question is:

[do not write] Stories written in chat or script format. This includes stories in which dialogue is indicated like this: “TWILIGHT: I sure do love books!”

5226061
True dat, still i like where this is going...
its not the first night of the living pony/viral takover style story there ever was but given that everything you've touched so far has turned to solid gold im eager to see your take on it.
i mean you wrote a series of stories thats basicly about twilight loving pizza...and made it one of my favorites on here....how you do the things you do!

interesting. teminds me of another story...

5246237 Yeah, I believe a few other authors are jumping into this in their own ways. Twi-Sential asked for a specific storytelling method, and I was inclined to go with it. Thus, this is presented as a blog rather than a story because fimfic rules prohibit this storytelling method.

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