Cary

Xinchun: Imagine if someone handed you a box full of all the items you have lost throughout your life.

Justin: Oh wow, my childhood innocence! Thank you for finding this.

Zhengting: My will to live! I haven’t seen this in 15 years!

Chengcheng: I knew I lost that potential somewhere!

Wenjun: Mental stability, my old friend!

Xinchun: Guys, could you lighten up a little?

Seeing Red.

Everyone loves the first day of school, right? New year, new classes, new friends. It’s a day full of potential and hope, before all the dreary depressions of reality show up to ruin all the fun.

I like the first day of school for a different reason, though. You see, I have a sort of power. When I look at people, I can…sense a sort of aura around them. A colored outline based on how long that person has to live. Most everyone I meet around my age is surrounded by a solid green hue, which means they have plenty of time left.

A fair amount of them have a yellow-orangish tinge to their auras, which tends to mean a car crash or some other tragedy. Anything that takes people “before their time” as they say.

The real fun is when the auras venture into the red end of the spectrum, though. Every now and again I’ll see someone who’s basically a walking stoplight. Those are the ones who get murdered or kill themselves. It’s such a rush to see them and know their time is numbered.

With that in mind, I always get to class very early so I can scout out my classmates’ fates. The first kid who walked in was basically radiating red. I chuckled to myself. Too damn bad, bro. But as people kept walking in, they all had the same intense glow. I finally caught a glimpse of my rose-tinted reflection in the window, but I was too stunned to move. Our professor stepped in and locked the door, his aura a sickening shade of green.

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Some pictures from the recent Hangar 18 Gunpla Meet. Pretty awesome to see how this little group we started a year and half ago has grown. We went from once a month to once a week. So many new faces and old friends who still come out. This is why I do what I do. It’s for the community and seeing the hobby grow. I think next time I will actually build something instead of taking so many pictures haha