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Wow, ANIMORPHS-NOVEL.RTF? Just gonna, uh, go through and delete that from all my archives real quick.
Title text: Wow, ANIMORPHS-NOVEL.RTF? Just gonna, uh, go through and delete that from all my archives real quick.

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Ambox notice.png This explanation may be incomplete or incorrect: Missing explanations for most of the various files.
If you can address this issue, please edit the page! Thanks.

Cueball is sifting through a pile of old files, either a theoretical one that exists on a hard drive, making fun of how hard it is to search through old files, or a real room of old hard drives. He discovers several files he is embarrassed about, including a poetry file that surprises him, since he does not remember writing poetry, and an "Animorphs Novel" mentioned in the title text, most likely a fan fiction of the Animorphs series, although possibly a copy of one of the original books.

This comic came out the day after Sky News published the story of original Andy Warhol artwork, created in 1985 on an Amiga 1000, was recovered from recently found floppy disks.

Files

  • Documents 47Gb
  • Misc.txt
  • Video projects
  • Old desktop 12Gb
  • Facebook pics
  • Pics from other camera
  • Temp
  • Misc PDFs
  • MP3
  • Recovered from drive crash 4Gb
  • Temp
  • Work misc
  • Audio books
  • My documents 570Mb
  • Downloads
  • Kazaa is an internet file sharing service.
  • AYB
  • EV Override
  • Angband is a rogue-like computer game.
  • GIFs
  • Fight club.wmv
  • Elasto Maina is a 2D motorbike computer game
  • AIM Direct Connect files
  • 4Chan
  • ICQ is an early (1996) instant messenger client.
  • High school zip disk 94mb
  • Lovenote.txt
  • Gorilla.bas is one of the games that came with QBasic.
  • AOL
  • AOL Citadel
  • NYET
  • Jokes.txt
  • Korn midi
  • Photos3 Prom
  • Dream.txt
  • James.txt
  • QBasic is an IDE and intepreter for a dialect of the BASIC programming language, originally bundled with MS-DOS 5.0 and newer
  • AAAFiles 9.4Mb
  • TXT 850K

Transcript

Megan (on top of stack of files): You OK down there?
Cueball (deep inside stack): Oh my god. I wrote POETRY.

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