Read If They Get Me

A lowlife punk must take a delivery job for a high tech company full of bizarre characters, driving down the rabbit hole of pop culture references into a surreal world of isolation and surveillance.

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Read If They Get Me isn’t a Choose Your Own Adventure. The story doesn’t change based on the decisions you make, just your understanding and context.

The prologue explains how this story got online, but you can skip that for the first chapter, or maybe your experience starts at Chapter 1. Hell, you could find it more interesting to trace back to those later by jumping in media res to the introduction of the mysterious blonde who tempts the main character to compromise his morals, or to his first encounter with the ominous CEO who communicates using only lines from movies.

From wherever you start, the story follows its own kind of logic, and the bright blue links show the places your browser hasn’t been. Chapters you miss become helpful backstory, but skipping too far ahead can lead to spoilers.

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” -Steve Jobs, Apple Computer

On the internet, everything is connected. Reading this could feel a bit like wandering wikipedia. There are links within chapters when they mention an earlier event, and each chapter ends with a list of pages which link back to that point. Those are the connections which will help you find your way, slowly unraveling the strange futuristic world the character experiences.

“Punk was originally about creating new, important, energetic music that would hopefully threaten the status quo…” -Jello Biafra, Dead Kennedys

Like so many punk songs, chapters are short and language sparse. The story will engage your mind in ways you might not be used to. It’s potentially non-linear, and that potential increases as the story goes on, but each chapter you read builds your understanding of the situation and the people involved.

“… and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.” -Morpheus, The Matrix

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