Wow. This universe. It's amazing because it also explores real-world implications, but incorporates it quite seamlessly into the overall experience. And thank god for the fail-safe. I was sitting there thinking, "Wait, there has to be a fail-safe, right?" even at the first unplug warning.
I think...wow, though, this universe. Heart attacks aren't uncommon in...(I was about to say how sad that heart attacks wouln't be uncommon for youths in this future, and it sort of makes sense given certain factors, but then I realized) wait, actually, we have no idea how old Virgil is. I automatically assumed he was a young adult because idk, but the fic even says itself you might find out that the nineteen year old hot sorceress you were banging was really a fifty-something overweight man or something like that and wow, that was...was that foreshadowing? Still haven't found out anything about Virgil IRL yet. I'm going to go continue reading now.
D: I wanna know how old Virgil is. I mean, Arla and Michael are probably young-ish, since they were described as girl and boy respectively, and also Arla lives in a dorm somewhere. But Virgil? All I know is he's pm the same IRL as he is in-game. D: WHAT DOES THAT MEAN???
OH MY GOD IS KIREN AN NPC???? IS HE AN AI? OMG OMG WHAT I JUST WAIT THAT LINE OMG THAT LINE
Okay, wow. That was possibly an even bigger shocker.
D: it ended too soon.
(Actually, now that I think of it, it kind of reminds me of Angel Beats, but in a relevant sort of way, not a derivative sort of way).