In The Beginning…Things Were Screwed Up


In Which Everybody…Well, Almost Everybody…Switches


There are some undeniable truths in the universe.

Some of these are very philosophical, such as, 'Morality is not defined and cannot be defined by individual choice.'

Some of them are romantic, such as, 'Love is the only human emotion that cannot be controlled.'

Some of them are even very simple, yet no less important for all that, such as, 'Men and women are different,' or, 'Time is the most valuable commodity, and the most carelessly squandered.'

Most of them, however, are not so rational.

For instance, no matter how ironic, there is no denying that there is always at least one pair of socks you will lose one of and never find again. The same thing goes with earrings.

Hot dogs are sold in packages of ten; hot dog buns, however, are sold in packages of eight – and no one knows why.

The book is almost always better than the movie, especially in cases where half the storyline was cut from the book to fit it into a two and a half hour film.

The one sunny summer day you do not bring an umbrella with you 'just in case' is the one day it pours buckets.

And, despite the fact that this phenomenon has only ever happened once in the history of the world (thankfully so): when a group of people who include two reincarnated ancient Egyptian spirits given corporeal form, their reincarnations who are both Japanese teenagers, one reincarnation of an ancient Egyptian High Priest who is now the CEO of a major gaming company, one formerly crazy but now mostly sane modern Egyptian, his yami who is slightly off his rocker, and their friends get together for a party…and one member of their group, Joey Wheeler by name, has spiked the punch…something will go wrong.

Especially when Marik Ishtar, who loves playing pranks – and has possession of an ancient Egyptian magical Item that controls a large amount of Shadow Magic – is bored.

And plotting.