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The dummied out “stages” from Melee:

10-2/IceTop: A duplicate of Icicle Mountain, sans music. Meant as a placeholder for a second Ice Climber stage, which never made the cut.

TEST: An enormous stage, possibly created to test Adventure Mode mechanics (I can’t imagine why else it’s so huge). It’s background is a grainy photograph of a Cafe in California. Why this photograph was used as a backdrop is beyond all human comprehension.

Consisting of an invisible platform, over a black background, with no music, DUMMY is the nightmarish, existential hellscape where Sakurai hides his contempt for his fans.. and Ridley. He’s there too.

AKANEIA: Swedish for “reclining chair”, Akaneia is a non-functional stage - in the sense that it’s currently impossible to access by any known means of hacking. Sakurai confirmed that it was intended to act as home for Marth/Roy

Both 10-2 and AKANEIA laid the groundwork for the Ice Climber and Fire Emblem stages in Brawl

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.