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“It’s so nice to have you back home, honey!  It’s been a little… empty around here without you.  I told your brothers to respect your personal space while you’re home.” This was the speech Matt was given pretty much every time he came home, both now, at the end of a college semester, as well as when he came off the bus from high school only a few months prior.  “Yeah, it’s great to be back,” He tried to say as his mother crushed him with her famous bear hug, “I’m not sure what would kill me first: the stress of the college life or your ‘motherly embrace’…” said Matt, trying to get some air into his lungs after he was released.  Matt’s your typical college undergraduate, goofing off at school while telling his parents he’s been doing nothing but studying, partying every once in a while, and avoiding the bully that somehow managed to graduate high school, Brick.  Don’t ask why his name is Brick.

Well, at least Matt won’t have to deal with him for a few weeks, so he can finally settle down and relax.  (There’s a difference between relaxing when there’s things to do, and relaxing on vacation)  Just as he hit the couch situated a few feet from the 12-inch TV, Matt felt the floor shake and heard a rumbling throughout the house.  Aww crap, that could only mean one thing, or two things to be more precise…  He sighed, and braced himself for what was to come, but before he could enter the fetal position, he was slammed back onto the sofa.  When he looked up, he saw his two younger twin brothers.

“Jake, Blake, get off me.  You know what mom said about personal space.”  The creepy look they both gave Matt didn’t faze him in the slightest.  “Just because it’s been a while since I’ve seen you two, doesn’t mean that I forget how you greet people.”  He simply picked both of them up, one under each arm, and brought them to their room.  “Alright you guys, what’s with the creepy looks?  Just because you’re identical twins doesn’t mean that you have to ACT identical, too.” said Matt.  “Okay, fine.  We’ll stop being creepy…” said Blake.  “…But we won’t stop being annoying!” finished Jake.  Great, they’re finishing one another’s sentences.  How cute.

“Oh!  We almost forgot!” exclaimed Jake as Matt was about to exit the room.  “Remember when you said that we were worthless and would never amount to anything?” inquired Blake.  “Yep, I tell you every morning, and remind myself to tell you when I am in college.” Matt responded, obviously not falling into his brother’s linguistic trap.  “Anyways,” Blake continued, “we’re almost the top ranked players of CodeMon!”  Matt simply stared at the twins, obviously confused.  “CodeMon?  Listen, guys,  I have really bad internet at my college, and I don’t know about a lot of the new stuff that happens, CodeMon being one of them.”  The clones gave Matt a look of true disbelief, one that would rival the reader when they realize how deep this storyline is going to get.  “Never heard of CodeMon?” implored Blake, “But you watched us play it for a few minutes just before leaving for college!”

“And you expect me to remember that?  I thought it was a one-time thing, where you guys find some game and would play it for about 3 weeks before growing bored of it… Just because you guys have stupidly good memories doesn’t mean I do.”  Matt noticed the look of flabbergastedness on his brothers, and decided to say, “You guys have to remember that I’m 18, and you’re 12.  Even if I had internet at college, I wouldn’t play the kind of games that you do.”

Jake stepped towards Matt, and said, “Do I have to explain it to you?”  Not really…  “CodeMon is a game where you fight with creatures called, well, CodeMon, and you get better and better with each fight.  Each ‘brawler’ can only have one ‘linked’ CodeMon at a time, but can change that linked CodeMon whenever they want.  Linking with a CodeMon means that you are bonded and share special abilities and traits.  Some people, like Blake and I, prefer to keep the same one and develop a bond with it.  You mostly fight feral CodeMon when out in the Digital Dimension, but you come across the occasional brawler, or someone that has a CodeMon of their own.”

Matt held up his hand, and proclaimed, “You DO know that I haven’t the slightest clue what you are talking about, right?  All this stuff about brawlers, bonds, energy levels, linking, digital dimensions…  It makes no sense to me, and I don’t really know why I should bother trying to understand.  It’s just a kid’s game.”  Before Jake and Blake could try to explain any more about the game to him, Matt made a tactical retreat to his room.  After shutting the door behind him, he let out a 5-second sigh of relief.  He’d forgotten why he wanted to go to a college in another state, and the twins just reminded him…

“It’s just a game…” he thought to himself.  Nothing more than a bunch of flashing pictures and a bit of sound and a smidgeon of user input.  What could be so enticing about a game that it could keep the twins hooked for an entire school semester?  Hmm…  It’s been quite a while since he’s had himself a good game to stick to for a little while, even if that meant only for a few weeks.  And with how riled up the twins were about it, there must be more to it than just fighting.  “Screw it”, Matt decided, “I’ll get it.”  Peer pressure is bad, kids.

Matt took out his phone and searched around for it on the Store.  It didn’t take him long to find it, because there was only 1 game that came up when he searched “CodeMon”, which struck him as rather odd.  Whenever there is a popular game out there, there are always, like, 50 cheap knockoffs and apps that claim to have cheat codes and stuff, but not here…  Well, Matt could only assume that the developers of CodeMon had some pretty good lawyers.  “Developers this invested into a game should have made it for computers, not phones…  Eh, whatever.  Who am I to judge the sanity of programmers?”  And with that, he began the download of the free app.

“Maaaaaaaaaaaaaatt!  Help me move the cover off the pool!”  Matt couldn’t be away from college 1 day before being required to do manual labor.  Whenever his mother says she needs help, the “helper” does everything while mama “supervises”.  Whatever, Matt was feeling rather impatient with the long download time of CodeMon, and decided to go out and help.  Deciding the phone is not worth bringing outside, he tossed it onto his bed and closed the door behind him.  His brothers nor his mom knew his passcode to get into his phone, so no harm done.

About a minute after the download finished, Matt’s phone began to hum quietly on the bed, vibrating a little.  The screen began glow a soft shade of red, then orange, and continued down the rainbow, then after hitting purple, turned a blinding white.  The light only intensified, and the rays could be seen coming out of the phone screen, almost as if by magic.  The phone slowly lifted off the bed, only for a few inches, after which, the screen appeared to show static, you know, like when you would try to access an unavailable channel on an old television.  

Then, a voice so soft it was barely audible, whispered from the phone, “Hello..?  Can anyone hear me..?”
CodeMon, Part 1: The Call
Looks like there's gonna be a zombie apocalypse, 'cuz I'm...
*Puts on sunglasses*
...back from the dead.
YYYYEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!!!

Anyways, here's the super annoying cliffhanger I'm famous for!
Yeah, it's shorter than my normal stories, but I wanted to rush the intro so I could get to the good stuff.
Why did it take this long?  I wanted a good, meaningful plot, and not general silliness.
I mean it, there will be no silliness.  At all.  Ever.  Like, forever-ever.  Seriously.

Okay maybe a little bit...
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I haven't found the inspiration to finish the current stories that have left you guys hanging for, what, a year?  Anyway, I want to try something new.  Something I've never done before.

Recently, I've been thinking of writing something to a larger scale than anything I've written in the past.  It's kind of a hybrid of Pokemon and Digimon, but different enough to be unique to both.  The name of the creatures: Codemon.  Of course, I haven't thought the whole thing through, and have only come up with a general concept and rough intro.  But, if any of you guys want to see what I'm thinking of, feel free to comment below or send me a note, and we can turn this rough idea into a full-fledged novel (Yeah, right, like it would ever make it that far...).  I really want this story in particular to be influenced by you, the readers.  If you have ANY feedback to the intro, TELL ME.  Any advice or criticism is good and will improve the story in the long run.

If the same idea comes from multiple people, then it will definitely make it into the intro, and I will post it when I feel as though it's done.  If the intro doesn't give enough information, let me know and I'll do my best to explain the plot in my own words.

Just know that the story might abruptly be cut short or abandoned because college.  That is all.

Outline:  Written
Story plot: Established
Part 1: DONE
Part 2: 100 words
Y'all should expect a "chapter" once every week or two, depending on my workload.  (Engineer in college = usually high workload)

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Tyler
Artist | Student | Literature
United States
My name is Tyler. I live in Rhode Island. Believe it or not, it's neither a road nor an island.

I came to Deviantart to learn how to write without being critisized for my love of dragons.

I have Asperger's Syndrome (Basically, high-functioning autism), So, if you see my writing style or thoughts to appear a little... robotic, that's why.

I find this place to be a safe haven for all those who wish to freely express themselves.

Current Residence: Rhode island
Favourite genre of music: Rock n' roll
Favourite cartoon character: Jake Long
Personal Quote: "You smell different when you're awake" (Goin' for the creepy factor)
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sirceeper Featured By Owner Edited Dec 11, 2014  Student Artist
I have been reading your content for a while and every story you have written has been amazing 

keep up the work your doing.
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Tdress Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you!  I've been silent for the last few months 'cuz of college finals.  Plus I'm an engineer, so the workload is brutal sometimes.
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sirceeper Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Student Artist
i don't mind when you post because each story you write is amazing.
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Tdress Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Student Writer
Aww, thanks!
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Champloon Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:la::cake: Happy Birthday!! :cake::la:
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Tdress Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student Writer
Thanks!
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Champloon Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob ^^
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juju712 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
Happy birthday!
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Tdress Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you!
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juju712 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Welcome! ^^
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