They didn’t have much, mostly old appliances and baby stuff. They did have one thing that interested me, however, because as I was looking around some old electronics they had, VCRs mostly, I came across a iPod with the mixels case and the back is "Callin' All The Mexils". This does not spell right but anyways, This made me smile, as Mixels was one of my favorite iPod games that I remember fondly from my childhood.
I grabbed the game and went up to my neighbor and asked how much it was. He took one look at it, then blinked a few times as if trying to remember what it was. He told me that he didn’t know how that got there, and that he didn’t remember putting it out for sale, so I could just take it for free since he didn’t seem to be interested in it at all. I just shrugged and thanked him before taking the game back home.
Once home, I went up to my room and played my new iPod, tapping the Calling All Mixels App as I am ready to beat up some Nixels. The game started up with the still logo screen and company logos, but that is all that was familiar about this game at this point, because instead of showing the title screen, it just dropped me into the first level in Infernites Land. This made me wonder if this app had been tampered with or if it was just downloaded a long time ago, but I just shrugged that off and began playing. This isn't the gaming app. This was the gaming app before it was released. To my surprise, everything seemed to play correctly...that is, at the time it seemed to play correctly. That would change pretty soon after. I played as Flain.
After I went into Cragsters Level 1. I have a new teammate called Seismo. There was a door on the other side of the level, so I made both go over there and go through it, but then…it froze on a black screen. I thought the game had been old, and went to turn back to the dashboard when I heard creepy music, that sounded like a slowed down version of the theme in a lower pitch, coming from my iPod. I looked back up, and was greeted with both standing in the middle of a completely red, flat space. I tried tapping anywhere to move both, but to no avail.
Both simply just stood there, staring behind him as if he was looking right at me. Then the screen flashed white for a second and then cut to a black screen with some white text, reading “You shouldn’t have came here, you know, this isn’t a safe place.” And then cut to another level, but this level didn’t seem like a level from the game, but something…unspeakably horrific added in by a hacker. Both was now standing in the middle of what appeared to be a dungeon, two of the walls covered in rusty, blood splattered spikes.
I tried tapping anywhere again, and Both yet again refused to move, as if this was some kind of cutscene. At this point, I was afraid to do anything but watch as there was a loud, metallic creaking noise, which made Flain and Seismo look around with a horrified look on his face.
The spiked walls shook and then began closing in slowly, Both now frantically looking for a way out as the walls began getting closer and closer to him. I tried tapping anywhere again, and yes! I finally had control again! I made both run to one of the unspiked walls and both automatically banged on it, as if it were some kind of door both wanted opened. And Seismo disappeared. Flain began screaming, but it was still cartoonish screaming, sounding like a clip from the any Mixels episode rather than something added in.
The walls began inching closer and closer, as the mixel finally collapsed onto the ground, me no longer having control of him as he awaited his fate. And finally, walls closed in on him, spikes driving into Flain’s body, causing blood and internal organs to spill out, Flain letting out one last scream of agony before his head was crushed, his eyeball popping out as the screen, yet again, cut away to pitch blackness.
I coughed, holding back the urge to puke as I reached for the back to dashboard button, on the midst of crying myself when another screen of text popped up, saying:
“Told you, now why didn’t you listen to me? You’re a dead mixel now, boy.”
And the screen faded to a picture of Flain’s lifeless body, his bones crushed and his skin torn in certain places. His skull was crushed as one eyeball laid on the ground next to him, blood shot and half squished, he looked like a pile of mashed up gore, he WAS a pile of mashed up gore.
I finally hit the back to dashboard button, but after i did it, it turned it off itself and no longer to turn it back on and work anymore, and proceeded to vomit all over the floor, tears leaking from my face and onto the carpet. Without even cleaning up my mess, I grabbed the new iPod and snapped it in half, chucking it into the waste basket next to my bed. All I can really say is whoever it was who did this, be my neighbor or some random punk, fuck you. Fuck you for all of the nightmares I will now go through, fuck you for making my nights restless and full of painful images. I hope you’re happy with yourself.