New Town, New Story

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New Town, New Story

Introductions. Introductions.

Blogger Crystal
Date Posted January 11th, 2010
Forum forum discussion
Length 3:34
Description Hiya, internet! My name is Crystal, and I spend waaay too much time online.
Location(s) The Cherry Grove Apartments
YouTube Tags lg15 lonelygirl 15 outbreak resistance bree daniel jonastko danielbeast mason crystal will order shentek hymn of one episode 01.11.10 new town story
Production Credits
Executive Producer(s) EQAL
Producer(s) Gregory Austin McConnell
Director(s) Gregory Austin McConnell
Assistant Director(s) Vincent Rouse
Director of Photography Gregory Austin McConnell
Story Gregory Austin McConnell
Editor(s) Gregory Austin McConnell
Crystal Dani Martin
Bree Jessica Lee Rose
Daniel Yousef Abu-Taleb
Watcher Mesh Flinders
Will Lance Little
Adjacent Blogs
Previous "i am flying"
Next "What's A 'Vlog'?"
Next by Crystal "I Got Jacked"
Directly after "LG15: Outbreak - Coming January 11, 2010"
Directly before "...World Wide Web Sensation?"

New Town, New Story is the first video in the LG15: Outbreak video series.


(A dark screen with specks of floating light are shown.)

Crystal: (voice-over) Imagine spending every waking moment of your life doing something you hated. Living a way you despised. Trapped in an endless montage of going from one place to another. Hiding from ghosts of bad memories and broken promises. Running and running, until there is no place else to go. And all you're left with is a room full of Shadows and reminders of the mistakes you've made. And then... Imagine you get the chance to start over.

(The screen blurs to a gray smudge and the words "LG15: OUTBREAK" appear on screen. Fade to black. Cut to Crystal in her new apartment.)

Crystal: What's up? If you haven't figured it out already by talking to me online, my name is Crystal. I enjoy wasting my time on the internet.

(Cut to black and white footage of Crystal with white letters swirling around next to her head, spelling "Hi, Internet! My Name Is Crystal! :)" Cut back to Crystal.)

Crystal: Introductions. Introductions. Introductions. I'm an art student that recently dropped out of Full Sail U. I learned how to draw, I learned how to animate, and I also learned how to use pepper spray. Long story. But, just because I learned how to do these things, doesn't necessarily mean that I'm good at them. So, no promises.

(Cut to a musical montage of Crystal sitting at a table sketching. She gets up and holds up her drawing of what appears to be a bird. Cut to Crystal standing by the fridge.)

Crystal: I decided to do these video blogs party because it takes me a while to animate, but moreso because of the latest (Air quotes) "Stunt" that I pulled. You see, last week I packed up all my things out of Full Sail. Cleaned house. Ordered a plane ticket and flew to a different state. I checked into a hotel and I called around to find a decent apartment. Seven days later, here I am. New life. Honestly, I have no idea what I'm doing. But what I do know, is that everything's about to change.

(There's a knock at the door and Crystal picks up the camera and answers it.)

Will: (Holding a box) Hi.

Crystal: Hi, can I help you?

Will: Yeah. I was just- I was actually helping you. I- I'm sorry, what's the camera for?

Crystal: Oh! Sorry, bad habit. (Puts the camera down) I was just making some home movies for my new place.

Will: Got it. Well, I was actually just passing by because I saw that you left this up in the lobby when you were moving your stuff in. I wasn't sure if it was important or not.

Crystal: Oh. Wow. Thanks, I didn't even notice. (Takes the box from Will.)

Will: Not a problem. My name's Will by the way. I live right down the hall and down one floor.

Crystal: Oh, well I'm Crystal.

Will: Crystal. Nice meeting you. Enjoy the new place.

Crystal: Nice to meet you too. Bye.

(Will starts to say something but Crystal shuts the door. Cut to Crystal putting the box on the kitchen counter. A low battery symbol appears in the lower right hand corner of the screen. Crystal takes a book out of the box and flips through it.)

Crystal: That was a close one.

(Crystal puts the book back in the box then reaches to turn off the camera.)


A closeup of the Book Cover.
    • Close inspection of the book Crystal holds at the end of the video has shown that the symbol on the front resembles the letters "DBC". Crystal later confirmed this in a chat with Mitchell. Femaleprodigy and BigYellowHero later identified the book as a volume of the "Detective Book Club" series. Which particular volume and edition she has remains to be identified.
    • Crystal says that she had just recently dropped out of Full Sail University. However, her Facebook profile shows her year of graduation to be 2008, implying that she should have graduated already.
    • Later that day, Crystal logged onto facebook and engaged in the following conversations:
<mitchcontrol> hey crystal
<ArtfulGirl47> Hey
<mitchcontrol> Some friends of mine were watching your blog and
               noticed you had a book
<mitchcontrol> Nancy drew I think
<mitchcontrol> what is the significance of it
<mitchcontrol> what is the first story of the book?
<ArtfulGirl47> oh, the detective book club you mean?
<mitchcontrol> yep
<mitchcontrol> that’s it)
<mitchcontrol> what is the first story of the book?
<ArtfulGirl47>'s just a book my brother used to read to me from during bed time when
               I was little :)
<mitchcontrol> hey Female prodigy wanted to know what caused you to need pepper spray
<ArtfulGirl47> Looooong story for another time
<mitchcontrol> oh okayP
<mitchcontrol> the picture you drew on the vid, what was it'signifigance?
<ArtfulGirl47> just a doodle
<mitchcontrol> oh
<mitchcontrol> hey on that book of yours, was it a dust cover or was it always that way
<ArtfulGirl47> I dunno...I've had it as a keepsake for so long, I can't remember
<ArtfulGirl47> sry
<mitchcontrol> oh cool
<mitchcontrol> What are your family like?
<ArtfulGirl47> I'd rather not talk about
<ArtfulGirl47> well, I'm gonna call it a night.
<ArtfulGirl47> ttyl
<mitchcontrol> aww g night
<FH14> hey. I really liked your video :)
<FH14> sorry if that sounded creepy. don't mean it to come off that way
<ArtfulGirl47> No worries...I've been getting it all day. It's steadily gone from creepy to
               okay ;)
<FH14> so I suppose a lot of people have been asking you about that book
<ArtfulGirl47> you have no's kind of weird
<FH14> you were just so mysterious about it 'tis all ;)
<ArtfulGirl47> ha...yeah. the battery was dying on my camera so I didn't have time to talk
               about anything.
<ArtfulGirl47> It was an old book that my brother read to me out of during bed time when I
               was younger.
<FH14> aw. that's sweet. What is his name if you don't mind me asking?
<ArtfulGirl47> Ah...sry. Kind of a sore subject that I don't like to talk about. :(
<FH14> thats okay. sorry to bring it up.
<FH14> How do you like your new town?
<ArtfulGirl47> It's starting to get cold.
<ArtfulGirl47> The forcast says a huge snow is coming
<FH14> snow is fun.
<FH14> of course, I've never really experienced city snow
<ArtfulGirl47> I hope it doesn't get too bad. I just got here :(
<FH14> You could always curl up by the fire with Will. Got the impression he has a crush on
<ArtfulGirl47> ...I got the impression he was a creep
<FH14> well that too
<FH14> You could always use the pepper spray though ;)
<ArtfulGirl47> very true lol
<FH14> now you know his name so if he follows you to the grocery store or the park you can
       call the police on him as well
<ArtfulGirl47> Oh, trust me. I can handle myself :)
<ArtfulGirl47> hey I gotta go.
<ArtfulGirl47> ttyl
<FH14> ttyl
<FH14> :)