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The High School Story
In it, Chris creates another Mary Sue persona, Terrah LeAnne Yowman (one gender-flipped Mary Sue wasn't enough for Chris), a high-functioning autistic young lady with psychic powers. She is accused of being a lesbian even though she is STRAIGHT, and all because she has more guy friends than gal-pals. Anybody calling her out on this is beaten the hell out of by a nearby homophobe. With little transition beyond establishing a guy-pal with a suspiciously feminine name, Chris retells the story of his "seinor prom" inexplicably fused with his graduation.
Like in the real life high school graduation, Terrah is snubbed for awards despite the awesomeness of her artwork. The reasonable thing for her to do is throw a hissy fit about it while exploding the high school, killing everyone there. A pity that her guy-friend was going to propose to her after the promduation. Now she must wander the halls eternally drawing a hideous, mutant abomination 'pon the empty walls and kill time until Mary Lee Walsh ghostbusts her ass. How there even are halls for her to haunt is a bit of a mystery, since she annihilates the entire fucking building with her hissy fit. In other words, bratty disproportionate retribution (or typical tard rage) at its finest.
—Terrah LeAnne Yowman, AND NOT CHRIS AT HIS GRADUATION
| The High School used to be the respectable school, known as Menchi-Nasu High. It was left behind and abandoned, because of lack of funds for that one school. Then the students left, and the "students" bummed around. There was an accident that happened at a Seinor Prom in 1999; a High-Functioning Autistic individual with Psychic Powers, Terrah LeAnne Yowman, roamed the halls with growing social outreachings; she had a number of good guy-pals, and a few gal-pals. She was constantly ridiculed with being labeled a Lesbian, because she hung out with MORE DUDES Mutually.
She felt angry when she heard "Lesbian"; when called that, she would leave the bully an intimidating glare with a purple glow from her green eyes. Then soon after, a Strong, Straight Homophobe would attack that bully with No Mercy; beat the crap out of that person.
Come her Seinor Prom in 1999, she asked her Best Guy-Pal, Tippanston Gowen, to the Prom. And even though she felt nervous at first, he asked her to dance. She replied, "I have two left-feet." Still, he took her hand, and danced the night with her. She was most happy and in peace. Then after the last dance, he kissed her long and good. If she was still alive today, she would have been anxiously waiting for the 2009 Reunion to return the favor of Gowen offering the Strong Autistic individual the best night of their life at the Prom.
Now, Terrah was a Great Artist, as she was well-known and well-praised in the number of Art Classes she took at Menchi-Nasu High.
Following the last dance, they had the Seinor Awards Ceremony; ALL the students stayed until the FINAL END of that night. Terrah got a Star-Pin for her Good Grades; that was the ONLY AWARD she would receive that night. She anxously awaited Awards for her Inspiring, Creative Artwork she had Hand-Painted, Carved, Molded, Drawn and all Media Taught to her, yet she received NO AWARDS FOR HER CREATIVITY. She felt distraught even when called out the passing of the ART AWARDS; Her Name was NOT SAID at all.
Only Few Left early enough to tell the tale, but AFTER the final award was passed, and during the FINAL DANCE, she was beside herself; feeling alone. In her Furious Rage in not being appreciated Creatively EVEN ONCE, she concentrated ALL HER PSYCHIC POWERS, SHOUTED "PRAISE MY CREATIVITY!", then a NOVA FLASH beamed from the Prom location, seen from as far as a Hundred Miles away. All that remained was Total Silence, Terrah's gown and Star Pin, and just nearby the gown, Tippanston's Dress Jacket, with a Wedding Ring in a box, and engraved in it, "To Terrah, My Sweetest, Most Creative Woman Ever. I Love You." Tippanston wanted to wait till he had brought her back home to propose, but sadly, he died with her that night.
Since then, Terrah haunted the halls of Menchi-Nasu High, drawing the Cheerleader Raccoon Character, Francine StripeCheer, she had created from her freshman year as Varsity Cheerleader Manager.
Chris, as always, fails to understand the differences in gender relations and perception in society, as while a man who hangs out with a lot of women as strictly friends will get called gay, a woman who hangs out with a lot of guys is more likely to be called a "tease" or a tomboy. The only reasonable interaction in the story — a boy proposing to a girl on prom night, which is a melodramatic cliché but still happens in real life once in a while — is soured when one realizes "Tippansten" is meant to be a gender-flipped Tiffany Gowen, girl Chris knew from high school, which means he also still wants a heroine fresh from the shop to rescue him from a world that doesn't appreciate his "art."
Perhaps this desire to be rescued is what prompted him to try out the gender-flip itself, as well: In heterosexual romantic relationships, it's generally the guy who is expected to initiate things by asking the girl out. Chris, however, given his noviophobia, the Infinitely-High Boyfriend-Factor, and having never had to work for anything in his life, would prefer to take the passive role. Therefore, he creates a female alter ego, for whom this passivity will hopefully be seen as more societally acceptable. Sadly, Terrah fails just as badly as Chris did and dies a virgin with rage.
This story also confirms that Chris absolutely can't name for shit. (Seriously, Simonla? And now Tippansten? Yowman? And a raccoon cheerleader named Francine StripeCheer?)
Interestingly, Francine StripeCheer is an analogue to Bionic, rather than Sonichu. Notice how Bionic the basketball-playing hedgehog was turned into a cheerleading raccoon, as Chris is far too sexist to have a girl actually playing a sport.
Despite the inherently smaller framework of a short-story, Chris still manages to make a number of continuity errors. In addition to the above-noted incomplete complete destruction of the school, it is also said that some students survived the hellsent hissyfit by leaving the prom early, despite it also being stated that all the attendees stayed till the FINAL END. Chris also proposes two alternative futures had Terrah not lost her shit at the prom, which in context seem mutually exclusive; one in which she anxiously awaits the school reunion so she can ask Tippenston to dance to "return the favor", and another in which Tippanston proposes to Terrah after the prom (and she presumably accepts). Thus, even when Chris is writing about things that are hypothetical in-universe, he still manages to screw it up.
The whole story is an obvious ripoff of the 1976 Stephen King film Carrie. It has been suggested that Chris is too sheltered to have read the novel; however, it is likely that Chris has seen the movie adaptation of it. By no coincidence, the movie Carrie appeared in Chris's Netflix queue before he wrote this story. Considering how Chris can equate the death of his dog to the death of a human being, it's easy to think he would consider not getting his stupid little awards exactly as bad (if not worse) than having pig's blood dumped on him.
| Dramatic Reading of The High School Story|
|Stardate||28 January 2010|
|Other Info||Apologies to Howard Shore.|
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