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Steve: A Psychosis ["A Life of Steve" Blog Contest]

Steve A Psychosis

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In the trees, a rustling could be heard. Leaves donned new coats of color and drifted from the canopy above in the birches. A chill in the air made it clear to all those enjoying the park that evening that Fall drew near.

A man observed the leaves as they floated to the ground from a bench atop the brick path. He had long since been desensitized from the cold of Fall and Winter, living as a homeless man for so long. What he wouldn't give for some new shoes and a shave... He glanced down at his worn watch, tapping the glass.

6:00 PM. It would be dark soon. Lifting his battered and torn backback over his shoulder, the man stood and sauntered toward the park edge and the crosswalk. The women averted their eyes, seemingly ashamed to see him there, and the men pretended to check their e-mails on their phones or the time on their watches. Children occasionally asked their mothers why he was so dirty, but they were hushed and guided away. This man was an outcast in his own society. Even so, there was always a friendly face in the soup kitchen.

Warm, savory air wafted out of the cafeteria, stinging his chilled skin. Many other homeless men and women sat together at the tables, busily talking and eating while huddled over ther warm meals. He made his way to the counter and the woman behind it greeted him, handing him a tray.

As he ate, he wondered how he ended up this way. There was a time where he had a home and a family and somehow all of that had slipped away after all these years. A warm meal offered some solace then.

It had been many weeks since he had been able to lay down in a warm bed, even one that was as thin and hard as this one. It was better than sleeping in the park and as he closed his eyes, he remembered the trees.

He would give anything to live in the country, where the trees were endless. He wished he could live in a simpler time when people would meet his gaze and he could live off of the land and make a life for himself again. The breeze would always be warm and he would never go hungry again...

His eyes popped open to behold the blue sky. The warm, spring air carassed his scruffy face. Wasn't it Fall? Wasn't it Fall before? The trees were turning...

"No," he spoke aloud, "It can't be Fall. Spring just got here!" He stood and stretched, breathing in the clean forest air. The world was his.

Many months passed and yet Spring remained. Somehow he never questioned how the passing of the seasons had somehow halted. He built a home by a lake near a village claimed by strange monk-like people. They were all dressed in robes, arms crossed in front of them and hidden in their sleeves. He couldn't understand their barbaric language, but they were eager traders and he sometimes gave them precious gems he mined in the mountains in exchange for food and clothes. They were peaceful and so was he.

Even though the villagers were peaceful, the monsters were not. They came every night to attack the villagers and Steve would fight them, only to find himself in bed the next morning. He plotted ways to rid the world of the monsters so he and the village could live in peace and for many years it seemed as though his struggles were all for naught.

One night, he armed himself with a sword he forged in the smithy in the village. He waited in his home and shouted at them to come and get him. He wouldn't allow them to terrorize him anymore. The zombies growled at his door and when they broke in, he lunged and sank his sword into their bodies.

"Steve Smith." The doctor closed the case file, laying it down on the table. "He's always thought our staff were trying to hurt him and would struggle when we tried to restrain him, but he's never been violent before," the doctor sighed. "I just don't see how I can keep him with the low-risk patients if we can't prevent this from happening again. He made a shank out of toilet paper, for God's sake!" Exasperated, he removed his glasses and looked up at the social worker.

"I feel sorry for him," she muttered, "but maybe it's better he's created his own world."

"Perhaps so," he agreed. Tapping the folder on his desk to straighten the papers inside, he slid his glasses back up his nose and stood. "I suppose that concludes it then. I'll order his transfer to the high-risk ward. I can't see him improving and abandoning his psychosis, but perhaps..."

That night, the monsters came for Steve again. They may have taken his sword, but he would not go without a fight. He kicked and screamed and watched the villagers peer through their windows at him as he was dragged toward the door of his home. In the heat of his struggle, he suddenly felt warm and sleep began to take him. Just before he closed his eyes, he swore he saw snow falling outside.

"It can't be Winter," he croaked, "Spring just got here..."

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Late... but great
Minecraft is in the head of a mentally ill man? That's a creepy idea.
Wow! Awesome Work!
  • nunolini
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  • February 9, 2016, 10:12 am
I´m make one command for read this story in minecraft book
Tomorrow I post
  • Azie
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  • February 9, 2016, 10:50 am
I'd appreciate it if you didn't since I'd rather people view my work here rather than elsewhere.
  • Beverly
  • Level 65
  • High Grandmaster Explorer
  • September 19, 2015, 2:12 pm
Wow, this is really good! :D
  • Gorvell
  • Level 1
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  • August 27, 2015, 10:00 am
  • Kyoko Tomato
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Princess
  • August 19, 2015, 9:15 am
151st diamond.. Someone get this to 6666 diamonds, so the illuminatii may be in the story :D
  • soupcanzzz
  • Level 5
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  • May 5, 2015, 10:04 am
WELL I MADE IT AN EVEN NUMBER TAKE THAT (120th!) xD Naw just kidding love it.
  • Purplee
  • Level 2
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  • April 22, 2015, 8:41 pm
One hundred and one.

110 diamonds,Great work
  • +LostSoul+
  • Level 1
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  • April 20, 2015, 4:34 pm
You mean 109 diamonds!  xD LOL
u mean 102 diamonds!
101st Diamond, great work!
100th diamond! wonderful work Azie! amazing
  • Azie
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  • March 24, 2015, 1:14 pm
Thanks! :)
your welcome
Congratulations, you deserved it!
  • zerkoh
  • Level 30
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  • February 1, 2015, 2:57 am
Azie live in Azia.
Ok so, aw'sume ! <3
  • Perithia
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Bunny
  • January 20, 2015, 12:56 pm
Wow your descriptive writing is on point. I felt like your piece transformed me into the story, like I could vision clearly what was happening. I think you have a bright future ahead of you. :)
  • Cackel
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  • January 7, 2015, 3:51 pm
Congrats on first grade! I don't think I said that right.
  • F4llenW4rlord
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  • December 31, 2014, 4:28 pm
Isn't really well presented, to be honest. For me, the concept and idea is creative, but it wasn't presented well.

For better presentation, I'd probably use italics and bolding to excentuate certain words. (For example, instead of doing 6:00 PM, I would have bolded it personally: 6:00 PM)
The last paragraph for example could be done like this: "It can't be Winter," he croaked, "Spring just got here..."

I think if you have done that (This is of course my personal opinion), it would be more interesting instead of just a plain wall of text.

While I personally think other texts were better in this contest, congratulations on your contest win. :)
  • EmpireSpore
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  • January 12, 2015, 9:15 am
Well said.
  • F4llenW4rlord
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  • January 12, 2015, 7:29 pm
Haha, thanks! :P
  • ScytheGames
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  • December 24, 2014, 4:12 am
I liked the story, so you know.......... I expect a "Steve: A Psychosis" book to come out sometime soon.... so you better get to working on that :)
  • taterman88
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  • December 23, 2014, 4:42 am
Hmmm Scarletbox's FIR contest winner also had a homeless theme.
Good Job on 1st! But a wall of text and yeah good job
Congrats on first!
  • Girly link
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  • December 16, 2014, 2:21 am
Congrats on first!
  • -Baron
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  • December 15, 2014, 3:58 pm
Gratsies on 1st!
  • Shadewulf
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  • December 15, 2014, 2:25 pm

Its a good idea... but not properly told. Sorry Azie! Opinions.
I agree with Shadewulf. I thought it was a good story but i think you could have added more.
But I still loved it! Congrats on 1st!
  • Azie
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  • December 15, 2014, 2:36 pm
My goal wasn't to write something long, so that's probably why there isn't much here. I still appreciate the comment though.
  • Moonbound
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  • December 15, 2014, 2:19 pm
Amazing story! So much detail. :). Congrats on first place!
  • Crafty
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  • December 15, 2014, 12:55 pm
wow, congrats!
  • PukedOutKiwi
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  • December 15, 2014, 12:34 pm
  • Reddt
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  • December 15, 2014, 11:36 am
Congrats on first place!
Congratulations Azie. I didn't do too good, but hey, I tried. :)
  • B-O-B
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  • New Network
  • December 15, 2014, 7:54 am
Never mind you being staff. This is great and you totally deserved first place.
  • Azie
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  • December 15, 2014, 7:59 am
Thanks. :)
Yes: ApplyBonus()
I just wonder how you scored so high on presentation
  • Squaddles
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  • December 17, 2014, 3:09 pm
I gotta agree. But that code is code is so not right. I have basic knowledge in Java, so here goes :3
StaffWins = false;
PlayerWins = false;
if(participant == staff){
StaffWins = true;
} else {
PlayerWins = false;
Wasn't using Java anyway so it doesnt matter how you corrected me wouldnt work still ;)
  • Squaddles
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  • December 18, 2014, 5:16 am
If you actully made a "contest" game in Java and made those variables it would work...HA! BURN!

But seriously, I think all the staff just diamond each others work :/
  • Squaddles
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  • December 18, 2014, 5:14 am
Lol I know xD
  • DAP
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  • December 17, 2014, 3:50 pm
You never declared participant :P

And you don't need the else if it will never change anyways ;)

*flies away*
  • Squaddles
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  • December 18, 2014, 5:14 am
  • DAP
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  • December 18, 2014, 3:13 pm
I'm messing with you lol it's good ;)
Shooosh Wiep Shouch *pulls pulls*
There, caught you with my lasso!
  • Ash
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  • December 15, 2014, 7:10 am
Why do staff always win -_-
  • Jesuitical
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  • December 15, 2014, 7:07 am
Okay so the moderator bonus rating for the contests is working fine.
  • Veritas025
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  • December 15, 2014, 6:38 am
Does your win have anything to do with being a site monitor?? no jk it was great you deserve it
  • Azie
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  • December 15, 2014, 6:40 am
Thanks. :) This is really unreal for me. I've never won any contests before, let alone any on PMC. lol
  • jcvm
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  • December 15, 2014, 4:47 am
Congrats on Winning! You fully deserved it
  • Azie
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  • December 15, 2014, 6:24 am
Thanks. :)
  • Pagazz
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  • December 15, 2014, 4:25 am
Congrats ^_^ This is a fantastic piece, you deserved the win ;)
  • Azie
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  • December 15, 2014, 6:24 am
Thanks! I was so surprised when I woke up this morning. :) I was just happy to be in the finals. This is so cool!
  • EpicRobertA1
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  • November 11, 2014, 12:54 am
  • Will these be deleted after the competition
  • Azie
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  • Level 51
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  • November 11, 2014, 5:49 am
No. Why would they be?
That was freaking amazing
  • Papa Lenin
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  • October 15, 2014, 5:02 pm
  • FirmusPiett
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  • October 15, 2014, 3:27 pm
I won't say what this is a reference to because it would spoil the whole film lol, but dat tie in. Nice post!
Niiicee! Creative idea and I had to read it twice to make sense of it. Diamond!
Much amaze. Such good. I hope this makes it to finals. :)
God, I really need to make a blog for the contest.
  • NinamanOfficial
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  • October 2, 2014, 10:25 am
I wish spring got here already... :c

Really nice blog azie :3 Great writing!
  • Insanity
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  • October 2, 2014, 8:54 am
damn that was awesome
  • TastyYoghurt
  • Level 35
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  • October 2, 2014, 5:48 am
I hate saying something nice to a mod, but this was pretty good. I sorta wish is was less depressing.
  • Minesmash
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  • New Network
  • October 10, 2014, 9:10 pm
Why do you hate saying something nice to Moderators?
They help this website, so there aren't people breaking Rules.
If it wasn't for them, this wouldn't be PMC.

This excludes all other staff members. Just focussing on Moderators.
Why do you exclude all other staff members, only focussing on moderators? All of the staves' coexistance is what makes PMC, well. . . What makes it what it is! Without administrators, moderators might not be in line; and without moderators, members might not be in line. And that is completely interconnected! For example, they balance eachother out, and make sure they are all correcting their own faults.

It's like the Balance & Check system in governments.

Why am I wasting my time?

What was the point of this?

Did I really just make a long, boring post to someone I don't even know?

Am I really gonna submit this?

Why am I asking so many questions?

To be continued. . .

  • EpicRobertA1
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  • October 1, 2014, 11:22 pm
  • Masq
  • Forum Moderator
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Dolphin
  • October 1, 2014, 10:17 pm
Such a brilliant entry and I love how you included the interaction of the doctors! Azie, have fun in the finals! :)
I agree! This is awesome!
  • Zatharel
  • Level 44
  • Master Sweetheart
  • October 1, 2014, 9:34 pm
Guaranteed finalist in my eyes, kinda gives you a new way to look at Steve and the Minecraft world in general.

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