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Welcome, new players!


Or returning players. In which case, glad to see you back! You may think you already know what's going on, but I assure you there is more to be uncovered.


Congratulations. If you’re reading this, you have uncovered that the Founder’s Invitational serves a greater purpose than a simple media showcase. This is the Pickfair Directive, and we have invited you to play with us. 


Since Fairbanks and Pickford’s time, there has been more to uncover about your school than it seems. A type of game has always been played, though evolving and changing over time. 


In August 2020, the freshmen of Cinematic Arts were greeted by the AI Elysee, a robot named Charlie, and mysterious clues to a new imagining of the game. The school reached out to trusted allies known as “Darryl Zanuck,” “Mary Pickford,” and “Nina Foch,” to incentivize a new kind of creative challenge.


New and returning players should note that I am not one of these established members. I am the Archive Journalist—but you can call me “AJ,” for short. My job is to compile records of the past while updating our logs with the events of the present. For decades, my title has been passed from person to person. I was brought on to document the Directive’s activities just recently…  as the last archive update seems to be from the late 90s. Oh boy.


Thankfully, Elysee has granted me this space to report my findings. I will do my best to answer any questions about the Directive given my role, but keep in mind that I'm not a fancy computer program; just a boring human who’s been working as fast as a human can to sort through the Directive’s incomplete physical and digital archives.


I look forward to meeting you all!


I’ll also be posting any mysterious artifacts that I find, in the hopes that you can help me understand them better. For example, Elysee left me the following with this  explanation:  

(some BS about community and talking to her)

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