Snippets of an Unmasqued World

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L.S.,

Forgive me for doubting you. Your recruitment of Agent Hopper has been a great boon to the Library and ourselves. And it's thanks in no small part to their unique talent, variable as it is.

Their continued findings in this unmasqued branch of The Tree have been very eye-opening. I've taken the liberty of compiling them in one of our extrauniversal documentation indices, attached below.

—Archivist Haven


Relevant snippet of first post-Veil press release from The Walt Disney Company, 24 April 2013:

…Magic is not just what our parks and films try to capture. It's a fundamental part of the world we live in. That is why we at Disney wish to finally pull back the curtain, and introduce the Veteran Elves of the Light. Our partnership with them has lasted since Walt himself began to formulate the plans for Disneyland…


Excerpt from United States Consumer Product Safety Commission email sent to retailers, 25 April 2013:

TO ALL RETAILERS URGENT PRIORITY
All products made by or licensed from WONDERTAINMENT INCORPORATED are to be recalled from all stores, effective immediately, due to unacceptable consumer safety risks. Failure to comply may warrant a fine of up to $100,000 for each….


Transcript of advertisement ran throughout the United States, starting from 23 February 2014:

VO: Attention. If you suspect you or a loved one has been amnesticized, you may apply for financial compensation. Amnestic administrations have been linked to decreased motor functions, recurring short-term memory problems, chronic insomnia, and increased risk of sensory loss. Don't delay. Call now at 1-800-555-AMNI to receive free consultation and pricing.


Full-page ad ran on the New York Times, publication date 10 March 2014:

customers and readers of newyork times this is dado hello

dado is first of apologizing; dado is had to keep quiet while talking with efdeeay men about pharmaceutical ventures. dado is unfortunate to say that pills by dado are can not be sold anymore, even though dado is of good capitalist and offered to comply with regulations.

but dado is quitter? no. dado promise to help anyone who approach dado, with even freer shipping thanks because of new deal with mister bezos. also be of on lookout in supramarket near you; kell logs very receptive to dado pitch of serial.


Excerpt from New York Times article, 17 March 2017:

…have reported feeling an urge to read books by Elenjepo Publishing upon seeing them, even if they are not something they would normally be interested in. Leading memetics researches theorize that Elenjepo Publishing is using cognitohazards on their book covers to make consumers feel enticed to purchase them. Elenjepo Publishing has denied these allegations. The investigation is currently ongoing…


Excerpt from a print advertisement distributed in European countries, 17 February 2018:

…loss or doubt? Do you ever feel as if this universe is just too vast to comprehend? Well, we here at the Eastern Church of the Five Tongued Leech believe that we may be able to help you with those feelings. Our goal is to become one with the cosmos, and to finally understand what it means to be human. We promise to extinguish your woes and help lead you down a path towards a lifetime of bliss. To begin this journey towards your new life, call our toll free…


Offical Reddit thread, April 15 2018:


7   :     Hi Reddit, I'm Bill Nye, and I'm the lead of Roads and Hopes, which is a project that will hopefully, if I will, save the world. AMA!

Submitted 9 hours ago by BillNyeOfficial

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Heynowyouranallstar - 3 points 7 hours ago 

Hey Bill. I have a question: I read over Roads and Hopes, and it looks promising. How do you think you'll be able to accomplish it with the SCP Foundation basically not letting anyone do anything?


BillNyeOfficial - 4 points 7 hours ago 

That's an excellent question. Site 57 recently reached out to me about Roads and Hopes, and said that it can be used for an emergency Plan B in case they have an anomaly of theirs proved to be more trouble than it's worth.


Heynowyouranalstar - 1 points 7 hours ago 

I see. Thank you.


BillNyeOfficial - 1 points 2 hours ago 

Noting that I'm still taking questions!


BillNyeOfficial - 1 points 23 minutes ago

Again, I am still taking questions!


Headlines from UnVeiled Pop Culture, week of 4 May 2020:

RUMOR: "Black Mirror" episodes inspired by SCRAMBLE gear, Maxwellist Mekhanites, Sommerfeld incident in various stages of development…

Banksy furiously denies connections to anart terrorist group Are We Cool Yet? in letter accompanying latest installation near GOC embassy…


Excerpt of Twitch's prohibited anomedia list, revision May 2020:

Users streaming these games will receive permanent suspension from the Twitch platform.


Article headline from online independent music review publication Pitchfork, 9 May 2020:

Who The Fuck is

Tyrannosaurus Flex”?

There's a musical conspiracy theory that's been blowing up my inbox. Am I being trolled?

BY: FELICITY CHAMBERLAIN


Selected posts made on Void as part of the trending hashtag #whentheVeilbroke, 12 April 2023:


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DC Official
⁂Deer College of Portlands



The number of applications we've received more than quadrupled #whentheVeilbroke. For more statistics, visit deercollege.odyssey.edu/dc-unmaskeddecade
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9:24 AM - 12 April 2023


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bluntfiend
⁂jude_k2



#whentheVeilbroke i was shitposting w/⁂jockjamsmixtape about thatcher when Bones muted everyone and linked us to the CNN live feed.
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4:20 PM - 12 April 2023


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Rook
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#whentheVeilbroke I couldn't down that bottle of Captain Morgan fast enough.
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06:25 PM - 12 April 2023


Vice article titled "Parawatch's Enigmatic Administrator Illuminates", publication date 19 April 2023:

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Excerpts from a news report on the opening of a new Moosphere, Inc. production facility, 1 February 2025:

Consumer Reports recently announced that business is "going well" at the recently constructed Mindscape Megafactory here out of Bangalore, India.

I sat down with factory manager Sanjay Lochan last week, who told me about the success of what is being called the Mindscape phenomenon. "We fulfill about 1,500 orders daily, and have a current waiting list of 30,000 people," he says. "It's in high demand. We offer people a chance to become what they never would have been naturally. It's a surprising business model that would not have even worked ten years ago." This is in reference to the Veil protocol, which as you may know, was the […]

"Aren't you concerned about the safety?" I ask him.

"Quite the contrary! People consent with their dollars, and they consent to cranial probes before we even admit them, and they light up in all the right areas," Sanjay tells me. "The truth is people enjoy it. They like it. And, you know, why wouldn't they?"

I can't argue with that logic, Sanjay! The process involves hooking oneself up with the pumping station, through which you can experience a prolonged astral projection for just under 18,000 rupees. Trials for a more permanent, long-distance experience — in a process known as "astral bridging" — are being assessed in a lab in Hong Kong. Moosphere Astrologists say they want to allow a chance to explore nearby nebulae from the comfort of your own home!

Our interview was unexpectedly candid. Anonymous Moosphere representatives tell us they have five factories going up in India alone in the next six months. I even went to the factory grounds to join my mind with the The Galactous Chorus…

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