Mirror: Define ‘here.’
Sylvia: This universe.
Mirror: Oh. Technology from my universe than opened an inter-universe gateway, allowing me to cross over. Why?
Sylvia: Today’s story, the “Parallel Univirse Ritual” tells of a different way to see different universes.
Mirror: Did the author seriously misspell “universe” in the title?
Sylvia: Ugh. Well, let’s light a bunch of candles and Riff this bitch!
1 Full length mirror
Mirror: Two turtle doves.
12 white candles
A bowl of water big enough to submerge your feet
Sylvia: Well someone’s salty.
Mirror: Rule one of the Parallel Universe Ritual: Don’t talk about the Parallel Universe Ritual.
Do not lose your personal item.
Do not take your feet out of the water.
Do not attempt to leave the circle.
Sylvia: Why? Is it an Anti-Sea Bear Circle?
Do not try to interact with any one.
Do not take any thing from the other universe.
Do not leave any thing in the other universe.
Mirror: Well, I’ve already fucked up.
Place the mirror up right as possible, with 6 candles in a circle around it, the candles connected to each other by a line of salt. The chair needs to be opposite facing the mirror, with the same method of candles and salt. there should be a candle in front of the chair, and a candle in front of the mirror, connected by a single line of salt. Place the bowl of water in front of the chair. Light all the candles, turn the lights of.
Sylvia: (Narrator): Play some meditation music. Sit back, relax, and just experience the universe, man.
Sit in the chair holding your personal item, and your feet in the bowl of water. Look in to the mirror and wait.
You will temporarily be taken to another universe, that is different to ours in 1 or 2 aspects.
Sylvia: (Narrator): For example, in one universe, there’s a guy who thinks wearing a cleavage-exposing vest is fashionable.
Mirror: Well, it is.
People who have succeeded in this ritual, have clamed that in some universis, we have no eye's, or 2 heads. Its even been clamed that in 1 universe there is no religion.
Mirror: Well, someone seemed to take REM way too seriously.
Mirror: This story sucks.
Sylvia: The spelling and grammar are pretty bad, and, as a ritual, it’s confusing. How come you can and can’t do things? It’s never really explained. You can’t take things from the other universe or interact with people/living beings from the universe because…? Also, the ending seems very abrupt. It ends by saying that in one universe, there’s no religion. It seems to focus on that, since that’s the last sentence, but that isn’t really such a big deal. The idea of alternate universes is that any and everything can be different. So a universe not having religion isn’t that weird. Hell, multiple universes having no religion isn’t weird. The story is also trying to be scary, but fails because, well, there’s nothing scary. If the effects of trying to take items from an alternate universe or something were discussed, that might bring an element of horror into it. But it doesn’t.
Mirror: There are some good things. The story’s short, which is nice. And, despite getting how inter-universe travel works completely wrong, at least it tried using alternate timelines in the story. I feel so loved. However, the story still sucks. But that’s what we think. What do you guys think? Was the story good? Was the Riff good? Do you now have REM stuck in your head? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.