After eating our meal and cleaning up after ourselves, we decided to do some window shopping, maybe get somethings we needed. We hit some clothing shops first. Lynn browsed a lot of women's clothing, mostly looking at new day bikinis, underwear and swimsuit bikinis, as fit her new fashion sense. I looked over some new underwear and shorts, but wasn't really sure what to get.
I figured I might want to get something, so I went over to a ATM to check my bank balance. I put in my debit card and entered my pin, and then checked my account. When I saw my account, I was pleasantly shocked. I thought I'd have at most $40-$80 left in it, but was shocked to learn I had almost $3,000 in it. Was this some kind of bank error? Or the side effect of everyone in my family having better jobs and more money? I was hoping it was the latter, it seemed to be the more likely explanation, as farfetched as that would otherwise seem. With all that money, I could get somethings I really wanted at the game store but couldn't otherwise afford. I grabbed Lynn and headed into a Gamestop to look at the games I wanted. I went thought and picked up a few titles I wanted for the Wii and PS3, including a Game Points card for both Wii and PS3. With this extra money, I could afford a 3DS or PS Vita, even a Xbox 360, but I decided against making a big purchase today. Once I had everything, I lined up and paid for all the games I bought using my ATM card with Interac. I was really excited to play these games, which is weird considering all the fun I could have with the new remote, but I guess it had to do with wanted to play these games previously, before ever getting my hands on the remote, and thus finally fulfilling that desire.
With all my new money, I didn't feel the least bit guilty about paying for both of our movie tickets, which was good because it was a pricier 3D movie. The movie was very good, very exciting, I was glad to finally get to see it.
Me and Lynn enjoyed it very much, our hands touching a few times during the movie. It felt a little good but awkward at the same time. Could I suddenly be feeling more the friendship towards Lynn. She was certainly more attractive now then she was, could that be the push I'm feeling? I always envisioned me and Lynn could become something more then friends, but never had the opportunity or drive to make it anything more. Maybe now I had the motive, the drive to make it something more if I could find the right opening. I certainly already loved her, as one would a very close friend. Was that love something more? Who am I to answer that question at a time like this. We'll have to come back to that part later.
"So, that was awesome, but how about now we head on over to your place and try out some of those new games you got?" Lynn said.
"Oh, yeah, sure, that'll be fun." I said in response. I was kind of eager to play them as well. So we both walked the distance it took to get home and headed inside.
When we got inside, we saw my sister talking with a few of her collage friends. There were about four other girls talking with her, sitting watching TV on the chairs and sofa in the living room.
I recognized them all. There was Tanya, a tall girl with short black hair wearing a black t-shirt and jeans, Lisa, a short girl with a blonde ponytail and glasses, wearing a red blouse and matching skirt, Sarah Anne, who had wavy read hair and freckles wearing a pink tank top with a jean skirt, and Mindy, who had medium length brown hair and wore a yellow day bikini top and cut off jean short.
"Oh, hey Dinah, how are you?" I said as I got in.
"Oh, hello Jack, hey Lynn, how are you guys doing?" asked Dinah.
"We're fine, had a good day, been to the gym and the mall, saw a movie, got some new games and stuff" I said in response.
"Oh, that's nice. I have some friends over to celebrate finished one of my school projects. They're spending the night so we can head out early for a road trip out of town tomorrow" Dinah replied.
"Oh, like a sleepover?" I asked.
"Yeah, I guess, if you put it that way" said Dinah.
"Oh, nice, me and Lynn are going to play some of my new games on the PS3 in my room."
"Okay, have fun then. Said Dinah."
"Bye" said the other girls.
Part of me wanted to mess with their outfits like I had done to so many others. But another part of me just wanted to play one of the games I just got.
We headed up to my room and started playing on of my new Role Playing Games called "Dragon's End". We enjoyed the game play and voice acting a lot, but the characters were a little boring looking. Out of a little boredom when Lynn was taking a turn, I started fiddling with the Remote. I accidentally hit Scan when I was looking at the character. A Bio came up for the on screen character. It seemed pretty accurate.
The Character was the main protagonist Leon Drake, a standard, spiky haired, angsty Protagonist on a quest to meet other heroes and slay a powerful Dark Lord controlling a horde of Demons and Dragons. He wore a basic light blue shirt with light brown pants, dark brown boots and some light metal armour on his arms, knees, and shoulder.
"Hey, woah, look at this, I got a read out of Leon's stats when I hit analyze. Do you think that means I can change him the way I do real people?"
"What, let me see that," said Lynn, putting down her game controller and taking the remote from me.
She read the following on the screen.
Hair colour: Brown
Weight: 218 Lbs.
Eye Colour: Green
Hair Length: Semi-short and spiky
Cup Size: -
Personal Relationship: Protagonist
Health: Full Health
Clothing: Adventure (8)
Will Power: 8
Species: Enhanced Human.
Job: Resistance Fighter"
"Wow, this is awesome, I'm going to see if I can change things.
Lynn had some fun tweaking some of the setting, preferring the manual to the voice controlled method.
After she was done, she just hit execute, letting the changes take place.
Sure enough, changes began to take place on the character on screen. Unlike in real life, the changes were not so gradual, and seemed to just fade into place all at once. When she was done, the image suddenly changed. Leon was wearing no shirt, pants or armour at all, wearing only leather briefs, a belt and his boots. He was also a lot burlier then before, having put on a lot of muscle.
"Hah, awesome, it worked." said Lynn, squeeing with delight over her new fan-serviced protagonist.
"Wow, that was cool." Here, let me try it.
I switched playable characters to the party's only female character, a tall, nearly white haired mystic named Aria wearing a simple long white gown and no shoes.
I analyzed her.
Hair colour: Pale Blond
Weight: 145 Lbs.
Eye Colour: Purple
Hair Length: Long and wavy
Cup Size: A
Personal Relationship: Protagonist
Health: Full Health
Clothing: Priestess Dress (7)
Will Power: 9
Species: Mystic Human.
Job: Resistance Fighter/Priestess"
I decided to tweak some things.
"Hair colour: Golden Blond
Cup Size: C
Clothing: Priestess Bikini (2)"
This all seemed quite like Fun. I hit execute. Within moments, the changes were apparent. The once pale moon priestess was now a lot stronger looking with a less pale complexion, golden instead of pale blond hair, a much larger chest, a lot more muscles, and wearing only a frilly bikini instead of a dress, and still wearing no shoes.
"Oh pretty." said Lynn in response to the changes I made to Aria.
"Wow, this is really fun. I guess if it can change real people, whatever cosmic power lets this thing alter people's looks let's it alter game graphics as well."
I did had some other things in mind for the game though. I had a lot about the game already online, back at the time I thought I'd never own it, so I knew a lot about the cast already. I knew their was only one other female character in the game, a Rogue named Kanna, while the other 5 characters beyond Leon and Aria were all male. I felt like I could make a change.
Switching to an Elvin Bard named Elwyn, I decided to make a lot of changes to him. This time, I changed him into a female named Elorra, and made a lot of changes to her new design, changing her hair from blond to red, changing her height around to make her taller, changing her eye colour to blue, making her chest its standard larger size, and making a lot of changes to her personality. Then with the voice controls, I got creative, adding in black and purple butterfly wings, making her outfit consist of only a flowery bikini and slippers with jewellery, and changed her race to fairy.
"There, that's perfect, made her from scratch from an idea I had for a custom character in an online game."
"Wow, she's Awesome looking" Said Lynn in response.
"Last character for now" I said, looking at the only other character we had in our party, a gruff Dwarf named Gruinn. I used the voice controls and made a lot of changes to him. Fortunately the remote seemed to know what I wanted, and began to change Gruinn from a dwarf into a towering, long necked, winged blue dragon with horns and a long tail.
"Oh Super Awesome, now we get a Dragon. How do you come up with these ideas?" said Lynn.
"Oh, just an idea I had in mind for a character after reading the back story. You know I tend to write my own stories to go with these games. I decided to just implement him in it."
"Wow, okay. Well let's see how our new characters play."
So Lynn began to resume play. To my surprise, the game reacted to all the changes I made. Text and even spoken words used proper pronouns and names when referring to the altered characters, calling Ellora a she, and called Gruinn a Dragon and Elorra a fairy. They both behaved much differently then before, as if brand new characters. When Ellorra spoke, it was in a female's voice, like a new or existing voice actress was hired on to do lines for her, and Gruinn's Dragon voice sound altered, not completely different, but like his voice actor was doing a voice to suit a dragon and not a dwarf. The whole plot seemed to bend and evolve around the changes we made, as if the game was a real world and reacting to changes the same way our world was altered by the device. I guess it worked on Virtual Reality as much as reality. Perhaps it "Retconned" the reality of what the programmer's had made the game instead. Such a strange but wonderful device.
We also found some of the changes made the characters stronger and more rounded in someways, vastly improving how some of the characters played.
As the game went on, I had more fun with the device, altering the outfits of every NPC I saw to match our Heroes' fashion sense, putting every blacksmith in a speedo and Bar wench in a bikini.
When another character joined, Lance, a Goblin Warlock, I had a lot of fun making him totally different. When I was done with him, 'he' was now a naked female Tiger Striped bipedal sphinx, with long white feathered wings, long brown hair, orange, black and white fur, and large, bare furry breasts. Such a vast improvement over the annoying goblin, and balancing the male to female character ratio to even numbers. I had named her Rala.
"Wow, that character is awesome too" said Lynn in adoration of her design.
The plot had seemed to later some as well beyond the changes. From what I can tell, Aria was the main protagonist and leader of the group now, with Leon being her burly body guard. She was having conversations and making decisions normally only reserved for Leon earlier. She also was set to the lead character slot, something reserved for the Main character. This was another pleasant surprise of the change in the game.
When Kanna the Rogue joined the party, I made the standard changes I made to Aria and most of the NPCs, making her far more attractive with more muscles, longer reddish brown hair, a bigger chest and far less clothes, leaving only a blue bikini, her boots and a lot of her tools and weapon straps.
Later on I learned that changes I made to my game were localized to my copy alone, sort of having a localized reality to it. No other copy of that game had my changes made to it, but no one ever playing it ever noticed anything wrong or different about my game, as if they only ever played a true, real copy of the game. The same applied when I altered other media like movies and comic books.
The game was quite fun at this point, but eventually, after beating a major boss, we hit a save point and decided it was time to save and quit. We didn't quite realize how late it was yet. At this point, we thought it best to check in on Dinah and her guests.