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Mel0Drama is a mysterious poster on Rachel Blake's blog who seems to have insider information and access to help her fight against The Hanso Foundation. From their conversations, it is understood that Mel0Drama worked for Dr. Hackett at the Egineering Development Center before realizing corruption within the company. After this time, he reached out to Rachel Blake, offering to help her hide her video blogs. In exchange, he asked that Rachel post links to his evidence against Hackett, so others could see the atrocities he had been involved in.
Mel0Drama: Rachel... I don't know if you really look through all these threads, but if you do, I NEED to talk to you.
Rachel? Hi? Hello?
Me: Hey, Mel0Drama - what's up?
Mel0Drama: Call me Mel.
Me: What's up, Mel?
Mel0Drama: Nobody ever listens to me. This is stupid.
Me: I just looked back through the posts. You say you NEED to talk. About what? you got info on Hanso? Mittelwerk?
Mel0Drama: No... not really. I can't specifically link either of them...
Me: So... what, Mel? Girlfriend problems? Need a stock tip?
Mel0Drama: Don't. make. fun. of. me.
Me: This conversation is about ten seconds from over.
Mel0Drama: He's in our heads, Rachel.
Me: Who is?
Mel0Drama: Hackett. Dr. Hackett.
Me: Okay... I've never heard of a Dr. Hackett.
Mel0Drama: I used to work for him. He's here, with the rest of them. In Atlanta. At the EDC. They sneak it in, we lap it up. I have proof!
Me: Mel, it's been fascinating. Truly.
Mel0Drama: WAIT!! You need safe passage for your videos. You said so yourself. Places you can hide them. Places THEY can't find them. I have a place. Nobody can get to it but ME. I have all the keys. Your videos will be safe for all to see.
Me: What are you talking about?
Mel0Drama: I work in the archive of the Engineering Development Center. It was a punishment. I asked Hackett too many questions. But he never could have guessed... the ARCHIVE was the last place he should have sent me to work. I have the proof. The DOCUMENTS are all there. Sealed in a vault. Untouched by human hands. Ready to convict. And, I need you to help me expose them.
Me: So, why don't you just post your evidence here and get done with it?
Mel0Drama: BECAUSE NOBODY BELIEVES ME. They have to see for themselves. They have to see the documents. Sitting in the company vault. On the company mainframe. Please. It's a fair exchange.
Me: What is?
Mel0Drama: I'll hide your video, secure it for your users to access online. Password-protected. On a CORPORATE mainframe. Untouchable. All you have to do is tell your followers to go to my archive portal and hear my story... once they do, I'll place your video in the archive vault. They can watch it through my portal!
Me: No. Here's how I work. You host my video, keep it secure. If I'm satisfied people can see it, that The Hanso Foundation can't hack it, that YOU'RE not part of the Foundation yourself, THEN I'll put the word out to my friends to check out your "evidence" about Hackett and whatever the heck you think he's doing. Deal?
Mel0Drama: ... Deal.
Chocolate Factory video
On August 17, Mel0drama reappeared in a video posted to YouTube.com. In this video there is a person "speaking" in sign language with a glyph on his T-shirt, in front of a film about a chocolate factory. A translation of this very difficult sign-language message is:
I'm Mel, Friend of Rachel. Mittelwerk conned Apollo candy into getting their chemists to perform some tests on (unknown). Hackett discovered something important but Mittelwerk wouldn't let him (got pissed or something like that) because he didn't want(like) competition. There was a big struggle and Hackett left/disappeared with Sprite. Hackett found a new giveaway to use. I need to warn/help/save people.
- Mel0Drama's information about Hackett was vague and ambiguous, and was never fully explained in the Lost Experience. Its possible that Mel0Drama's back story concerning Project Sumo was just a side portion adding to the game's depth.
- Mel0Drama's gender confused some fans, who believed he was female due to him using the shortened name "Mel" in communications. However, Rachel herself addressed Mel0Drama as a "he" on a number of occasions, and the signing individual in the YouTube video seems to have a masculine physique.