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"The Reset" is the journey of a man who wants nothing more than to help humanity in any way he can, but at some point realizes that humanity cannot be helped.

Upon this realization, he sets about making plans to enact the only "logical" solution: in order to save humanity, he must destroy it.

How could anyone do such a thing? And is there any way he can do this without losing his own sanity and humanity?

It's time for a reset...
Are you ready?
A young man sat waiting in the waiting room. He fidgeted just slightly in his seat, his fingers gently rapping against the briefcase he held in his lap. He looked at his wrist expecting to find the time but only found the fine hairs on the back of his arm; he had forgotten his watch on the way to the interview.

‘Damn.’ He thought, cursing his very nerves.

This was the interview he had been preparing for ever since he began his schooling. He was finally being interviewed for a position at Plaxicorp Pharmaceuticals. For so long he had waited and worked, and now finally, his time had come. He took a deep breath as a man came out from behind a large wooden door.

“Theodore Greyson?” the man asked to the room, even though its only occupant was the young man.

Theodore put on a smile as he stood and walked toward the older man at the door. Theodore extended his hand to him and the man gladly engaged in a solid handshake.

“It’s nice to finally meet you Theodore. I’ve heard great things about you. My name is George Carlson; you can call me George.” The smile on the older man’s face grew into a broad, friendly grin.

“It’s nice to meet you as well, um, George.”

“Please, have a seat,” George motioned to the plush leather armchair in front of his large, strangely ornate, wooden desk. And as Theodore made himself comfortable, George pulled a file from his desk, laid it in front of himself, and started to speak again.

“So, Theodore, let’s get through the rigmarole of the usual ‘interview questions,’” he said, making certain to put air-quotes around the final two words.

Theodore nodded and leaned forward in his chair, bracing himself for the onslaught.

“Why did you apply for this position?”

“Plaxicorp is the best and at the forefront of pharmaceutical technology. If I am going to work with anyone, it’s going to be the one that has the highest probability of saving lives with their products.”

George looked amused, “That’s quite an answer! It sounds like you’ve thought about this for a while.”

Theodore nodded, “I have, sir.” The look on his face was stern, “The more lives we can save, the better humanity can continue its development and move forward.”

George nodded, “For better, or for worse.” He seemed to mumble to himself.

At this statement Theodore raised an inquisitive eyebrow and thought about picking this man’s brain on that thought. But, after a moment, Theodore decided that it was not the time or place to get into a philosophical argument. George continued,

“What, would you say, brought you to want to become a pharmaceutical chemist?”

A pained look crossed Theodore’s face, for he knew exactly why he had chosen this path, but, within a couple of seconds of thinking, he looked to George.

“I have always wanted to help humanity, and that is precisely why I chose this career. Helping humanity in any way I can do so is what I intend to do.

“Why, specifically, did you choose the medical route? You could have easily gone into anything else with intelligence like yours. Anyone would take you! So, why?”

Theodore had expected this, “We live in a day and age where disease runs rampant. We can save ourselves from anything by fighting it. Technology can help win wars, but where’s the use if humanity can be taken out by disease as soon as they win? On the other hand, medicine is far better than technology because it grants us a possibility to, if a disease was weaponised, we would be far better suited to treat it. Of course, I don’t expect war in the near future, in fact, I hope we never have to worry about it, but it does not change the fact that going into medicine would be the best use of my particular set of abilities.”

George sat silently for a moment; contemplating the answer he had been given.

“Theodore, you truly do have a point of view that is far beyond your years. A forward thinker will always be welcomed here at Plaxicorp. As you said, we are at the forefront of pharmaceutical technology!” He looked over the file on his desk, “You have quite the impressive resume! You’ve performed over 5,000 community service hours, graduated top of your class at Johns Hopkins, with honors. You have genius-level intelligence and you have shown the ability and the desire for innovative thought. It would be my honor to offer you a position with us. Whaddya say?”

Theodore nearly leapt out of his seat, “Of course! This is a dream come true!” He extended his hand for an exuberant handshake, “Thank you, sir, thank you!”

George returned Theodore’s enthusiasm and shook his hand vigorously. “You are quite welcome, Theodore. You’ve earned it. But remember,” George looked at Theodore sternly, “call me George.” He smiled with a large toothy grin. “You begin on Monday at 8:00 a.m. sharp. I look forward to working with you.” He walked toward the large wooden door and opened it for Theodore, “Make sure to speak to Tiffany on the way out,” he motioned to the woman at the front desk, “She’ll make sure you get all the paperwork you’ll need. W-2’s, I-9’s, blah, blah, blah. I’ll see you Monday.”

“I’ll see you Monday… uh, George!” Theodore waved as the door was closed and George retreated back into his office. Theodore walked over to the desk at the front of the room. A young lady sat behind it talking on the telephone. She acknowledged Theodore with a smile on her face and a nod, motioning to him that it would only be a second. Soon after, she hung up, pressing a button on her ear-piece.

“Hello, again!” She said cheerfully, “So how’d it go?”

“Well! I got the job! Mr. Carls-, I mean, George wanted me to pick up what I need form-wise from you.”

“Congratulations! Sure, I’ll grab those forms for ya.” She rummaged around through the desk drawers pulling out papers here and there and then finally put them all in one folder to present to Theodore. “There ya go! Just bring’em back to me when you start and I’ll get them processed and your first paycheck should come in a couple weeks!”

“Thank you,” Theodore said as he took the folder and put it in his briefcase. “I will see you Monday before 8 a.m. Have a nice evening!” And with that, he took his leave and started on his way home.

Through the front door he entered the cold concrete city known as New York. He made his way past all the businessmen in their suits and ties who made up the business district realizing that this was what his life was to become.

“No.” he said out loud to no one in particular, ‘I am here to help people. I am not a businessman. I am not obsessed with making a profit.’

He continued toward home passing by all the nooks and crannies that only a boy who had grown up around the city knew about, along the way passing the so often invisible beings known as the homeless. “I will help you. I promise. I will help.” He muttered under his breath. “Trevor, I promise I will help them.”
The Reset - Chapter 1
Chapter 1 of my latest project entitled "The Reset."
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“When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation…”

- Declaration of Independence, 1776



“Truer words have never been written. And whether or not these words that are being written will ever be read, I haven’t the slightest idea, but I find it imperative that I declare the causes which impelled me to do what I have done. I cannot say that I am not pleased with what I have accomplished, it was a great feat, but now, the departure of Nature’s God from this world is imminent, and He feels that He needs to write one last message to His creation, or destruction, if you wish to look at it that way. Allow me now to explain what it was that caused me to perform the Reset...”
The Reset - Prologue
This is part of what I've been working on for the past month or so. I'm actually about halfway done with the novel and hopefully it'll be finished by the new year.

I'll be posting the first chapter as well, just to give everyone more of a taste for what I've been doing.
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NaNoWriMo Current Word Count: 7,122 / 50,000.
8 Days to go.
I can do this!

P.S. I'm doing NaNoWriMo.
Don't let the tone of the title fool you, I'm actually excited!

Life seems to be turning around in a good way. I've got 3 potential new jobs on the table, so hopefully by the end of the week I should be able to pick out a new job that will support me much better than my current one!

On top of that, I'm going to be helping my old high school band out on a volunteer basis. Bit of nostalgia and all that, but really it's going to be a bit of work because they need some heeeelp in a big way. So yeah, that's my next few weeks when I'm not working.

One final note, not that I'm all that active on here (though lately I have been), I have what I believe to be the beginnings of an awesome screenplay and am going to need some time to get that written out, so I may be a little slower on new artwork and stuff.

No worries, though! I'll still be around!

Alright! Let's get to work!
  • Mood: Excited
  • Listening to: Beauty and the Beast Soundtrack (because why not)
  • Drinking: Apple Cider (yum!)

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SteelLily94 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Thanks for the fave!
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SketchyBrohoof Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!! A brony!! Discord is best princess
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DrewAlexain Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Heck yeah! Nice to finally meet another brony on here! *brohoof*

And yes, you're quite right. :P
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SketchyBrohoof Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
There're actually quite a lot of Bronies on DeviantARTーactually, pony fans majoritize this community, along with anime
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DrewAlexain Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I know more of us are out there. It's just that you're the first to leave a comment on my page! Hahaha!
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Salamander-Flame Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yo dude thanks for the watch. just asking, what did you watch me for was it because of my drawings, my comic or my photos or all? it's just something I like to know.
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DrewAlexain Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey man! It's not a problem! To be honest, I found you when searching for fan art of Monster Musume, but then I took a look at your other artwork (drawings, comic, and photos) and thought, "Hey, this dudes got talent," and so I decided to watch. :D Keep up the good work man! You've got some great work under your belt!
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Salamander-Flame Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cheers mate thanks for the feed back
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DrewAlexain Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers!
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LillyInverse Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the watch! More coming soon! Please be sure to check out my website for the latest updates, and join my mailing list for my latest sales.

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