Attention VR-Opolis attendees. Ticketholders may proceed directly to the Now Portal. Upon confirmation of your aurascan you will be guided to your respective queue level—either Yesteryear, Presentville, Morrowshire, or Phantascope. Priority Express Queue is available only for those attendees with tickets identified as Potpourri, granting them access to all levels, in any order, at any time. Please be courteous and respectful of your fellow time residents. Vr-Opolis management is confident that your experience, whether you are a newcomer or returnee, will be both satisfying and quite memorable. Enjoy your adventure!
She initiated her sign language password. And the big screen monitor morphed from its midnight saver into reflector mode. She stretched her mouth wide open. She smiled. She frowned. Squeezed her eyes shut until she could feel the humming in her ears. Inhaled a deep breath. Then let her face go stone cold. Her body stirred in precise deliberate movements, while her voice went into an automated mode of commands and responses. At length she felt secure with her superficial exercise. She scoffed at her uniform. Her plastic metal guise. She blew a kiss at the mirror and her image disappeared into its rekindled blackness.
SM Unit 1-18T.
Time to get my act together.
(From the short story White Box)