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The Alan Wake Story Explained

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‘Alan Wake’ has a mind-boggling narrative. Whether you forgot what happened or need a refresher ahead of ‘Alan Wake 2,’ here’s the story explained.

'Alan Wake' Close-up of Alan Wake with a flashlight in front of a dark tornado.
Source: Remedy Entertainment

Spoiler alert: This article will contain spoilers for the Alan Wake series.

Since its release in 2010, developer Remedy Entertainment has refrained from answering the lingering questions born from Alan Wake. Its story is a wild physiological thriller that certainly stuck out among the other games released around the same time.

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Whether you played Alan Wake years ago or want to jump into the upcoming Alan Wake 2, learning about what happened could help you enjoy the sequel more. Here’s a refresher on the story events and lore from Alan Wake.

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'Alan Wake' Distant shot of Alan and Alice looking out at Bright Falls.
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The ‘Alan Wake’ story explained:

The protagonist, Alan Wake, is a bestselling author suffering from two years of writer’s block at the start of the game. To rekindle his creative juices, Alan and his wife, Alice, travel to the idyllic small town of Bright Falls for vacation.

Later, Alan and Alice get settled inside the cabin they rented in the middle of Cauldron Lake. Alice mysteriously falls off the cabin’s balcony and into the lake, seemingly drowning.

But to Alan, it seems a dark figure dragged her under. He goes in after her, but instead, the writer finds himself in a wrecked car a week later with no recollection of what happened at Cauldron Lake.

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These phenomena are the work of the Dark Presence, a power within Cauldron Lake that can possess people and turn fiction into reality. It becomes stronger by latching onto an artist’s work.

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During the week he can’t remember, the Dark Presence charmed Alan into writing a manuscript to save his wife. Alan noticed the Dark Presence was manipulating him during this week and cleverly wrote himself into the manuscript.

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Alan Wake follows that manuscript from front to back as Alan remembers what he needs to do to get his wife back, fighting off creatures sent by the Dark Presence and finding manuscript pages discussing future events. Ultimately, the writer trades places with Alice, stuck in the Dark Place with the shadowy power as his wife returns to the real world.

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The two DLCs for Alan Wake further expand on Alan’s experience in the Dark Place, confronted by manifestations of his personality. These stories finish with Alan beginning to write a new manuscript called “Return,” but it’s unclear if this references the events to come in Alan Wake 2.

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A central theme of Alan Wake is that no one truly knows what’s true and what isn’t.

The Dark Presence and Cauldron Lake are still a mystery. The Dark Place is an unknown dimension. What are the limits of Alan’s ability to write things into existence, and has it grown while trapped?

Alan Wake 2 will be a standalone title that anyone can play, but it might be hard to wrap your head around what Alan has been through without playing the first game and DLCs. Aside from the surface-level details, much of the Alan Wake lore is still unanswered and hopefully will be touched on in the sequel.

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Alan Wake 2 will be released on PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC on October 17, 2023.

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Manager Accuses Diabetic Employee of Injecting Drugs While on the Job

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A TikTok user claims their manager accused them of being a drug addict after finding an insulin syringe in her backpack.

TikToker Boss Diabetic Drugs
Source: TikTok | @thegebos | Getty

Being a manager who has been tasked with “running a tight ship” can often be a daunting and thankless task. Sure, you receive a pay bump that comes with greater responsibilities, but oftentimes you can be put in a position where the employees who work under your supervision can resent you, and your workplace superiors will often give you an inordinate amount of work to do.

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You’re put in a position where you’re receiving flak from both sides, which can lead to some pretty high-stress scenarios. And while there are some bosses workers absolutely adore, there are others who are doing whatever they can to make a company profitable and allow that to cloud their judgment when it comes to enforcing certain policies.

And then there are those who act in ways that leave people wondering just how in the world they were ever even considered for a promotional experience in the first place. Like this encounter, a TikTok user had with her boss that many people are saying was entirely out of line and possibly illegal.

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TikToker Abby Gebo, who posts under the handle @thegebos, uploaded a now-viral clip about an interaction she had with her boss regarding her insulin medication. She captioned the video with the following: “diabetic storytime.”

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Abby said that her manager had looked through her backpack for whatever reason and found a syringe in there. Maybe because he was watching a lot of The Wire or just saw Trainspotting, but he instantly assumed that the syringes were being used for intravenous recreational drug use.

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Abby says that her manager spoke to a coworker about the backpack, stating that he was going to look into the needles further. When he confronted Abby about the bag, she said that he told her he “really expected better from her.”

The statement left the TikToker bewildered.

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tiktoker diabetes drugs
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Then her manager asked her outright if she was doing drugs. “Do I look like I’m doing drugs?” Abby rejoined. She went on to remind her boss that she was diabetic, a fact about her that Abby says he was already aware of.

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tiktoker diabetes drugs
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He didn’t immediately accept that explanation, however, stating that his own niece was a diabetic and never used needles, just pumps in order to give herself insulin.

“OK um, I can’t wait to sue you, but some people can’t afford pumps and have to use like vials and syringes,” Abby retorts in her video.

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The TikTok user’s interactions with her manager only got worse from there when he demanded that she prove to him she was using insulin. She noted to her viewers on the social media platform that even though she didn’t have to offer up proof of her medical condition, she did so anyway, presenting her vials of insulin to him.

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“You’re lucky, but I’m watching you,” Abby says her boss told her, adding that he was ensuring that none of the staff under his employ were abusing recreational drugs.

Abby quit her job that very day and many commenters who responded to her TikTok mentioned that it was illegal for her boss to not only look through her stuff, but question her about her medical condition.

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In fact, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it’s illegal for any employer to discriminate against a worker for having a disability or medical condition. Many who saw Abby’s video believe that if what she’s saying is true then her manager was in direct violation of this law, which could fall under a Federal offense.

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What Are the New Emojis on iOS17? How to See Them All

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iOS17 brings plenty of new features and technologies with it, but many want to learn more about the new emojis that the latest software update has.

Source: Apple

The Gist:

  • iOS17 is going to come with 118 new emojis, but those emojis have not been rolled out to the software yet.
  • Among the new emojis are a phoenix, a brown mushroom, a broken chain, and a bunch of new configurations for family and people.
  • Users are eagerly anticipating the rollout of these new emojis to their software.

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Every new version of Apple’s operating software brings plenty of cool features with it, so much so that regular people actually get excited to update their devices. In addition to all of the new technologies and tools that these updates have, though, many people get most excited for the new emojis that each iOS update may bring.

Fortunately, those hoping for new emojis with iOS17 got quite a few, including some that are brand new and some that are variations on emojis that most people are likely to be familiar with already. All in all, there are supposed to be 118 new emojis coming to iOS17, although they haven’t actually hit the software yet.

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Images of three phones displaying new features from iOS17.
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What are the new emojis on iOS17?

The new emojis were formally confirmed last week, so now it’s up to Apple to get them rolled out.

Among the highlights from the new list of emojis are a head shaking itself up and down and another one shaking its head side to side. Additionally, there will be a new brown mushroom emoji and an emoji of a phoenix that many people are sure to find useful. There will also be a lime and a broken chain.

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Additionally, there will be new gender-neutral family configurations including

  • Adult, adult child
  • Adult, child, child
  • Adult, child
  • Adult, adult, child, child

There are also some new people emojis coming, including:

  • Person with white cane facing right
  • Person walking facing right
  • The person running facing right
  • Person kneeling facing right
  • Person in manual wheelchair facing right
  • Person in motorized wheelchair facing right

For a full list of the new emojis that are slated to be available on iOS17, you check out this list.

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Apple users are eager to get the new emojis.

Now that iOS17 has rolled out, many users are eager to actually start using the emojis themselves and are wondering when they might become available.

“Are there seriously no new emojis with iOS17?” one person asked, clearly confused by the delayed rollout.

In fact, this new iOS will actually have way more new emojis than the last update did. When iOS16 first rolled out, it only came with 16 new emojis.

Source: Twitter/@daniellaadena

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Of course, it remains to be seen how valuable or frequently used these new emojis will be, but what does seem clear is that new emojis are one of the main reasons that users eagerly anticipate iOS updates.

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There are other new features that come with the new software, including NameDrop, Stickers, and Standby Mode.

For many, though, these new technologies pale in comparison with the ability to add a little phoenix to a text or post on social media, and understandably so.

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Woman Was Almost Abducted While Livestreaming at Post Office

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In a now-viral video, a woman named Courtney shares the shocking moment she was almost abducted while livestreaming at a post office.

By D.M.

Sep. 21 2023, Published 8:55 a.m. ET

A TikTok user found herself in a frightening situation. The user thinks she was almost abducted while livestreaming and got all of it on video. Courtney Dye (@courtkneee2point0) was livestreaming while at a U.S. post office in August when the terrifying ordeal took place.

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In the livestream, which has since been posted in full, Courtney is handling her mail while inside the post office in Broken Arrow, Okla. The clip begins innocently as Courtney is examining her packages before shipping them. Here’s what went down.

Woman thinks she was almost abducted and got it all on video.

Although the video starts off normal, it quickly takes a shocking turn. A woman enters from outside the frame and explains that she was lost and looking for help. “I’m lost but I don’t speak English very good,” the unidentified woman says. “I don’t know where I can go.”

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Courtney attempts to give directions but the woman suggests that she was unsure how to get to her destination from the post office. Courtney then offers to take the woman home and then the encounter gets weird.

The video cuts to Courtney having a conversation with the woman and suggests that the woman contact a highway patrol officer to help her find her way home. Courtney continues to ask the woman where she was coming from but wasn’t able to get additional information. The woman simply repeated “I’m lost.”

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A police officer then entered the building, but it isn’t clear who contacted the authorities. After Courtney recorded the livestream, her followers immediately requested a follow-up video.

Source: TikTok/@courtkneee2point0

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Courtney was unharmed in the potential abduction.

After Courtney posted the video of what she believes was an abduction attempt, her 16,000 TikTok followers demanded she provide an update on her wellbeing. “Please share a part two. The more awareness the better,” one person wrote. While others were thankful that Courtney was livestreaming the incident.

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In the second half of the livestream, which Courtney posted later, the responding police officer escorts the woman out of the post office. It isn’t clear whether the woman was truly lost, but the officer was presumably able to help her get to her destination.

Courtney then explained that she went to the post office after dark to ship out packages for her customers. However, Courtney decided not to finish the task and left the post office out of fear that she was being watched.

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Other attempted abductions have been caught on camera.

Courtney had every right to weary of the lone woman in the post office, as kidnapping attempts have been captured on video in abundance. In January a video showing an man attempting to pull a barista through a Starbucks drive-thru window went viral. The video, shared by the Auburn Police Department, shows a man in a pickup truck grabbing an employee and attempting to place zip ties on her wrists.

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The man was later identified as Matthew Darnell, after he was arrested thanks to tips from viewers, according to Fox 13. Matthew was charged with attempted kidnapping in the second degree with a finding of sexual motivation. He was also charged with assault in the first degree.

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