Insurgent Magazine #3
The Insurgent Newspaper is a Rebel News Media publication posted weekly, bringing you some of the best columns from the RNM. Continue reading to see content from the Art, Facts, People, Polls, and Stories columns!
Every week the Art Column chooses a piece of art from the art channel in the RF Discord server to feature here!
This 8th featured artist is Roughcut! Here is a fantastic piece of his art work depicting several well-known characters.
The Stories column will release prompts as a writing contest. The winner will be featured in the Insurgent Newspaper and receive 50 Rebel Credits! Two weeks ago we released a prompt and we have now picked a winner! The winner of this weeks writing contest is Chaos! Here is the prompt with Chaos’ continuation and he will be receiving a 50 Rebel Credit prize.
The prompt: It was the middle of the night, I knew this because I could hear the chiming of the clock whilst watching the dim light from the moon peeping through my curtains. Some people say midnight is the witching hour, the time where things hiding in the dark come out. Everything was so quiet that I could hear every sound – the whistling of the wind at the window, the rustle of the leaves on the trees, the creaking of the floor boards, footsteps. Mum and Dad must still be up. I heard the creaking of the staircase, then the landing outside my room. The landing was still dark, why had my parents not turned on the light? A shiver of fear went down my spine, as I realised, it isn’t my parents. My entire body began to shake with fear, I threw my head underneath the covers as my bedroom door opened…
Chaos: ‘My entire body began to shake with fear, I threw my head underneath the covers as my bedroom door opened…’
But nothing came.
‘Only a gust of warm air and a rasping coughing noise, that threw my lungs into spasms. I stayed under the false protection of the flimsy sheet for another 10 minutes, no 15, 20 to make sure, and heard nothing. I worked up courage to look out of my cloth fortress, slowly peering out into the consuming dark, eyes widening to take in everything, and saw nothing. My room was still and quiet. Some stale, harsh air lingered in the room, but everything seemed fine. I was sure something would, should happen.’
But nothing came.
‘The first signs of the taint appeared about a week later. I noticed the dark, mouldy stains near the bottom of the door frame. I thought nothing of it at the time. But the disgusting, stifling air was still there. It was there. Every night I was tense, expecting some horrible creature to leer through the window, or have a foot grasped by an unholy claw, or silently devoured by some beast of the night.’
The fears grew.
The taint grew.
*The pages here are ripped and discoloured, you can only make out a few words; growing, harder, drinking, fear. The next full page seems to be several months older, maybe a year.
‘The things come out of the walls.
The creatures come out the walls.
I know the creatures come out the walls.
Mother and Father and them.
They are Anne.
Oh god they are in the walls.
They are outside.
They are in the walls…’
Delusional scribbles cover the fragile paper.
At the stories column we absolutely LOVED Chaos’ descriptive detail and layout of the story. He managed to transform the story from a first person narrative to be someone reading what appears to be a diary or notes of the individual going through this experience. We had so many amazing entries so please don’t be downhearted if yours didn’t win. We love to see how talented you all are! Be sure to look out for our next prompt in next week’s paper!
The People column publishes interviews with RF staff and members weekly. This week, Rose was interviewed!
RNM: Hello Rose, thank you for agreeing to this interview! Let’s get this started simple: how has retirement treated you?
ROSE: It’s honestly been great but I’m not going to lie, I actually really miss being a manager. For so long I was used to doing things at specific times and bending my schedule just so I could hype and attend the CPR events and now I feel so weird over the fact I don’t have to do that anymore and it’s something that is going to take a while to get used to.
RNM: So your schedule has cleared up a bit! That’s good. What’s something you can reflect on positively from your time in RF?
ROSE: There is honestly many things I can reflect on positively but I think the most important one that I can name is that looking back I have made so many friends. Even though some friendships didn’t work out and others just disappeared without a trace I feel like they have added to who I am now. Plus I still have many friends that I still talk to and I hope that we will for a long, long time.
RNM: That’s great to hear! Even if things don’t work out there’s still the memories you share. Is there any sort of advice you would pass onto the rookies of RF?
ROSE: Don’t give up. That is something that if I was talking to my past self I would say because when I first joined RPF I joined with the mindset of, “Oh yeah I’ll just join then dip after a few days and no one will notice.” But then I grew attached to the server and I couldn’t leave. Thinking back if I had given up I would have missed out on so many great memories and I’m so happy I stayed and I hope that rookies will stay too. I know it’s not always fun but trust me in the end it is worth it.
RNM: Great advice from a great member. Thank you Rose for today’s interview!
ROSE: It was a pleasure RNM, thank you for interviewing me.
That concludes the interview with Rose – thanks to Brownboy for interviewing her!
This week’s Five Facts are…
1. At any one time about 0.7% of the world’s population is drunk. (Provided by Coolguy).
2. BTS has become the first ever K-Pop group to be nominated for a Grammy. (Provided by Aisha).
3. Crickets hear from their knees and chirp with their wings. (Provided by Mr Ribcage).
4. Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine. (Provided by Lucy).
5. France was still executing people by guillotine when the first Star Wars movie came out in 1977. (Provided by Lucy).
The weekly poll this edition is:
The poll last week was: When you were younger, what was your favourite toy? Here are the results.
62% voted for Lego, 23% voted for Toy Cars, 12% voted for Barbie Dolls and 3% voted for Play Dough, making LEGO the winner of last week’s poll!
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