RM Joseph Truelson writes on April 7, 2017 about how he discovered the RAR:
The first 15 years of my life were very sad. They were very cold. BRRR! (Before RAR RAR RAR)
Fortunately, I managed to find a cause to identify myself with, the RAR. Everyone says that I took it from someone else, but I actually made it, and if someone came up with it before me I don't care! If they tell the truth, so what. But if they're lying, then they are evil!
I've decided that the best way to describe the change in my life is to describe the two main periods of my life, BRRR, and RAR (Radiant after RAR). I'll describe the last Day of no RAR, and my first day of RAR!
BRRR: January 15, 2016
The air rushed through and threw Joseph's ear as he walked to school. In anticipation, he checked his grades in his iPad, even though he couldn't do it without his internet. He had no RAR, thus he didn't have the skills to hack, or do anything right.
School wasn't that pleasant. His teachers were tired of his constant honesty and smartness, even telling him that they wished that to teach the class he could be wrong every so often. This would also help Joseph from getting beat up, as many kids wanted to kill him for being better than them.
For example, in his math class, his last class before lunch, after deconstructing a long equation, his teacher asked, what is 17+8?
"25!!" Joseph exclaimed. The other kids in his Algebra 2 class were jealous as none of them could do this in less than 70 seconds, while Joseph only look 3. They grudgingly looked at each other and decided to make sure the whole school kept away from Joseph, so that he could be miserable.
And so miserable, he was.
At lunch time he wasn't able to eat anything, as his food was clearly inedible, and he had no money to buy anything, even though he lived on Mercer Island. He wondered to himself, "does life always have to be so empty and meaningless?" "Can't something good come from life?" But he realized that life would continue to be unhappy. At least he had a chess tournament the next day, to lift him out of his sad state for a whole weekend.
That night, he questioned himself. What is the meaning of life, he thought to himself. What is the meaning of chess? Why am I hear? After that last question, he heard something in the distance. He opened his window, and heard a small noise. "Rar", it said to him.
"What?" He said. "That's what it was? Are you serious universe? What is RAR? What does it mean to me?"
The universe replied, "Well since I know everything, I'll just tell you that in a year and a few months you'll be writing about this experience, so I better be eloquent. But anyways, in reality, I'm a really lazy universe. I'm tired of you complaining, so the meaning of life is RAR. Ok? Just RAR. Now stop bugging me and let me create more stupid noises for other people just like you. You're not special at all, after all."
Joseph finally realized that he'd discovered the meaning of life, and therefore what he should do what with his life. He should do RAR! That's what he needed to do! He was inspired.
RAR: Radiant after RAR! January 16, 2016
The first battle against RAR took place at the tournament, the Seattle City Championship, where Jason Zhang tried to take it down before it could become a world famous philosophy, but he was unsuccessful.
"Always so many buddies! I will have a great event!" Joseph exclaimed. He was always excited to see them all. And they came! There were so many of them that neither this write or Joseph himself can remember who was there.
He went off in a usual lecture in the skittles room. "Well! So many people! Can't wait to get to know you all! As you know, I am the friendly and sociable Joseph Truelson, and you will all be my buddies; I call everybuddy buddy! Keep playing chess, you will always have fun! I will help you have fun, because I am friendly and very humble! So... yeah... umm.. well yeah! Anyone want to do anything now? (silence), well... in that case I better give another lecture..." At some point, Jason Zhang was tired of all the talking from Joseph, and told him to shut up and stop being so annoying. This was the first attack of the anti-RAR. This was met with shock from Joseph, who said that he hadn't criticized Jason, even though he had indirectly criticized him (RAR insults everyone), but thought Jason criticized him for no reason. A rivalry was in the making, and the two insulted each other, with Jason being more serious, but Joseph trying to be more funny. "You are hurting my feelings, I feel very sad" and "Really? Stop being such an idiot, like me". "RAR RAR RAR"
The atttempt to stop the RAR never stopped. During this tournament, Joseph suddenly realized that he'd fulfilled his life's meaning and destiny. He RARed with tons of players, actually had a good time, and realized that school didn't matter, and stopped having a 4.0 GPA. He started to become more "controversial" and many people hated him and thought he was annoying. Many threatened to take his life. However, it's clear that RAR made Joseph's life a lot better...
RAR clearly means a lot to me, as can be shown by my previous life and after life. Life is basically RAR, you can substitute the terms in any situation. RAR is the reason I exist. Also, RAR has given me power. Power over all of you, the ability to hack and be manipulative, and use RAR files or destroy them at my own doing. It is the reason that anyone talks to me, and has led me to the road to a perfect life. I must say, RAR means everything to me, and if it doesn't mean everything to you, you're disqualified!
In summarization of what was just said. RAR means 5 things to me:
Happiness: RAR has been a constant source of happiness in life to me. Even when everything else is down, and everything is always down, RAR won't fail me. It's like a best friend.
Cheating: RAR also has allowed me to get away with cheating. And not just on chess, but in my school life as well. I cheat on most of my essays, and in my chess games I have to cheat since I don't actually understand anything about the game.
Cause: The RAR is a noble cause. Teenagers are often to believed to the "rebels without a cause". And that's what the RAR is! By standing for everything, it stands, and means, nothing. Which is what's so great about it! You might ask "what are you rebelling about"? I'll reply "I don't know, deer (name here)". Then you'll reply, believing that you've been inspired even though you haven't, that "I guess that's what you're rebelling about"
Life: Chess isn't love, chess isn't life, not even Chess4Life. However, RAR is love, RAR is life, and RAR is 4 life. Although since RAR is actually everything, I guess it supports abortion and euthanasia, while being against it at the same time. Interesting. It also means nothing though. I'm still trying to understand the concept, which leads into the last question:
Confusion: I will never understand the RAR. How you can do and not do something, or believing and not believing something, is a weird concept that has been explored in 1984, but never answered. But confusion is good, and that's what RAR does to me. I can never understand it, but that's what makes it so amazing.
Thanks RAR! I wouldn't be anywhere without you!