Neil Huffman... Have I heard this name before?
"Get off, boy." I've already arrived?
"Hey, mister, this isn't the location I told you to drop me off at." What on earth was he thinking? Is this old man suffering from dementia or what?
"Give me 40 pounds and get the fuck out of here." This... ugh, I threw the money in the car and he drove away without saying a word.
"I'm amazed he kept his job with that attitude."
It should be about a ten-minute walk from here. I sighed and returned my attention to my phone as I walked down the street. So, this man is stating that the world is coming to an end? Isn't that a bit of an exaggeration? Would anyone really believe that? I read through a couple of the comments.
—Strangler: Look at this old man, saying whatever he wants.
—Piece of cake: I think we should wait for the complete report to confirm his words.
—Honeycomb: None of that matters to me. Neil, whom I thought to be a pretty researcher, turned out to be an old bloke. *cries*
—Ten Eyesight: Look at this image +.
—Combo 7: What are you shitheads talking about when this is a news article?
—Strangler: Look at this, goody-two-shoes ^_____^.
—Piece of Cake: I believe he is right. This is a research-based article, not a derogatory website.
—Ten Eyesight: Why isn't anyone commenting on the picture? Take another look at this.
—Combo 7: Isn’t that Dr. Neil Huffman? Is that photoshopped? Why are you treating him so disrespectfully?
—Ten Eyesight: 'This message was removed.'
There are all kinds of people here. All I understood was that no one took the article seriously, and they even dared to share photoshopped images of top researchers. They sure are gutsy. I considered clicking the link in the article, but—
That is a given. With a good number of spam comments floating around, they had no choice but to remove the article entirely. Perhaps I should check his name to see how he looks. The name sounds too familiar, but before that, "Yeah, right! I need to check that. " I suddenly realised. "Character Window." As I uttered, a small blue screen popped before my eyes, like a digital hologram floating in free space, but no one else noticed it, as if it was just visible to my eyes. Let's have a look...
I was right. It was like an RPG setting. I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it, but seeing is believing, I guess. I could view my character's stats. Here, STR stands for strength, AGL stands for agility, INT stands for intelligence, CON stands for the constitution, and CHA is for charm... Why is my charm stat on the verge of crumbling? I get that I am asocial, but isn't this outright player harassment? Oh! I have three unallocated points. I'll put them into the charm.