The surviving members of Balm High Class of '99 decided to put together a Time Capsule for the kids who will come after them.
One by one those left standing added something meaningful to them, and/or something cherished by those who didn't make it. Thigs too painful to hold on to directly but which definitely shouldn't be lost or forgotten.
A windows 98 install disc [Pants] A tamogatchi egg [Takako] A hollowed out crucifix necklace [Emily] The keys to the grotto [Jeff from Minnesota] A six pack of budweiser and a foam middle finger [StoneCold] Several back issues of the Balm Army Review [Geoff] A sketchbook full of really awesome concept art [T.E.S.] A fireax [Wendy] A lacrosse stick [Separator] The answer key to all of Miss Pissman's history tests, with dirty cartoons drawn in ["Slime"] Season 1 of Dawson's Creek on VHS [Joey] A lighter [Rayzer] Assorted Jack Chick Tracts [Caroline Bill] A little black book with contact info for half the senior class entered [Ankh the Worm] A dimebag and some incense [Casimir Powers] A pack of clove cigarettes [Lanny] One Student ID Card with badly chewed up edges, and a straightened out bobby pin [Veruca] A copy of the official recording of Senior Ball [Ahab Plant] A copy of the AD&D Player's Handbook [Jefry Efreet] A homemade Venom suit [Peter] The Student Handbook with all the school rules of dress code and behavior [the ironically nicknamed Ron "Narc" Rulefollower] A set of dancing sticks [Hector] An essay laying out all the evidence that proves Tupac, Elvis, and JFK are all actually still alive as of December 1998 [Vixen Mudd] A homemade recording of every episode of My So Called Life [Jared "Metersk" Palmetto] A Prom Queen's Crown [Cat Starchild] And, after a little playful debate, one shirt from Abercrombie and Fitch [Devin "Uni" Lima]
Along with the above, the class throws in a sealed letter. Addressed to "The Future" across the envelope, it reads as follows:
We had to fight real hard for you to even have a chance to exist. A bunch of us didn't make it. Some of us even got converted and we had to kill each other for a while. It totally sucked. I know you probably don't think about it much, or at all. It's part of being young. I didn't think about this shit either until like a couple weeks ago. Look, I'm not saying you have to kiss our ass forever. Our parents took that stance with us and it's so lame. But like, show some respect when you see us. And don't forget about us. And don't waste what we did by wasting what you have. That'd suck. Life is like, fucking precious, and shit.
We dedicate this Time Capsule to you.
Sincerely, Vanessa "Veruca" Balanced, lead singer of Systyr"
Lanny uses his chalk to write
"DO NOT OPEN UNTIL 2019"
Across the outer shell, and with that, the Class Of '99 seals up the Time Capsule, and everyone... jock, nerd, tweaker, loner, preppie, it doesn't matter... picks up a shovel and starts digging.
Oh, and I've been sitting on this .gif for my own death lore, but since that never came up, I'll use it here.
Veruca Balanced has one last message for the aliens:
Good Game to all. Thank you for letting me pretend to be a girl on the internet.
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