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It was a Tuesday, I can't remember the date but it was a few years ago now. I'd just got off work and I was stopping by the regular market. A quaint store just down the road from my place. I got all the necessities and was on my way to the counter when it caught my eye, a box of Fruit Loops. Glimmering under light from the white bulbs, at an absolute steal of a price. $2 dollars, for a 500g box, it was a miracle. A once in a lifetime deal, something humankind would ever see again. So I bought two boxes of God's cereal and headed for home.
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I'm a fan of underground music, which is largely made up of No-Fi. No-Fi is a genre of music where people use distorted guitars and synthesizers as well as alarm clocks and circuit bent gameboys to make music.
   
I placed the boxes on the bench, looking over the receipt. I still couldn't believe how cheap they were. This thought stayed with me as I packed away the rest of my groceries and had dinner. I couldn't take my eyes off the boxes, they called to me, like some unattainable goal I would never reach. My mouth watered at the thought of ingesting their sugary goodness. I had a shower and went to bed, dreaming of tomorrow morning when I would be able to eat the loops.
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I remember first stumbling upon ShadowMan while browsing on YouTube. What drew me to him was the fact that he made No-Fi. His music was pretty simple. I remember one track being two whole minutes of a digital alarm clock beeping. He used a low resolution, black and white image of an open door leading to a dark room to accompany his tracks. He didn't give his real name. But none of that mattered to me. I continued to listen to his music.
   
A loud bump from downstairs woke me in the middle of the night. A solid but meaty thump, like flesh against wood... Except I had tile. I grabbed my 20 gauge and crept into the hall, the dark played tricks on my eyes, the shadows all casting the same fluttering shapes along the walls. I made my way down the stairs, beads of sweat forming on the back of my neck as I approached the floor.
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Then, one night, while I was sleeping, I heard a loud thump, not unlike a book falling off a shelf, and I woke up. I got kind of freaked out, and I thought it was just me being paranoid, like it always has been when things like this happened. I got out of bed and paced around my apartment for a few minutes to shake it off.
   
I saw it standing there, a horribly deformed eldritch horror. It stood as tall as my ceiling, maybe taller as it hunched over my kitchen bench. It had no legs, a snake-like body clad in leathery white skin. His body forming into a neck and head, with a giant nose and clad in an aged bicycle helmet. A singular arm hoisted a box over its gaping mouth. My Fruit Loops and one box was already empty.
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Eventually the silence got lonely and I needed to hear something make sound. I flipped on my television and started experimenting with my old Yamaha keyboard. I don't necessarily know how to play it, but sometimes I'd go over there and start poking at it.
   
I watched on in horror as it finished my second box of loops and contorted it's horrific body to look at me. "Provide me with loops, brother." I gasped for air, it's oppressive gaze sapped the life from my legs, and the shotgun clattered to the ground. I couldn't move, I couldn't see, but I could think one thing alone. I had to acquire loops.
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A couple days later, no, the next day, I was listening to a ShadowMan track on YouTube, when I glanced over at the "related videos" section and I noticed a ShadowMan track I hadn't heard before. It was entitled "Restless Night". I looked at the upload date. It read "Jan. 10th, 2012". Knowing it was new, and that I'd be interested in hearing something new from this guy, I clicked on the video link.
   
And so I write this tale, to tell you about the Long-Nosed Nobody. And if you see the Long-Nosed Nobody, do not fear, just provide him with LOOPS.
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The familiar black and white doorway popped up. The track was a very crude recording of piano keys being played at random with voices in the background that sounded like they came from a TV or a radio. This sounded way too familiar. I hit the replay button and listened to it again. Then it hit me.
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This was a recording of me.
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Latest revision as of 03:15, October 3, 2018

I'm a fan of underground music, which is largely made up of No-Fi. No-Fi is a genre of music where people use distorted guitars and synthesizers as well as alarm clocks and circuit bent gameboys to make music.

I remember first stumbling upon ShadowMan while browsing on YouTube. What drew me to him was the fact that he made No-Fi. His music was pretty simple. I remember one track being two whole minutes of a digital alarm clock beeping. He used a low resolution, black and white image of an open door leading to a dark room to accompany his tracks. He didn't give his real name. But none of that mattered to me. I continued to listen to his music.

Then, one night, while I was sleeping, I heard a loud thump, not unlike a book falling off a shelf, and I woke up. I got kind of freaked out, and I thought it was just me being paranoid, like it always has been when things like this happened. I got out of bed and paced around my apartment for a few minutes to shake it off.

Eventually the silence got lonely and I needed to hear something make sound. I flipped on my television and started experimenting with my old Yamaha keyboard. I don't necessarily know how to play it, but sometimes I'd go over there and start poking at it.

A couple days later, no, the next day, I was listening to a ShadowMan track on YouTube, when I glanced over at the "related videos" section and I noticed a ShadowMan track I hadn't heard before. It was entitled "Restless Night". I looked at the upload date. It read "Jan. 10th, 2012". Knowing it was new, and that I'd be interested in hearing something new from this guy, I clicked on the video link.

The familiar black and white doorway popped up. The track was a very crude recording of piano keys being played at random with voices in the background that sounded like they came from a TV or a radio. This sounded way too familiar. I hit the replay button and listened to it again. Then it hit me.

This was a recording of me.

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