Alton Treaddwell never liked this place much. Ever since he was a kid he would build these contraptions "to escape the earth's gravitational pull," he'd announce and we would all laugh as if it was possible. "Alton has predictably irrational behavior, for a child," his father would say. We would scratch our heads and look at each other funny. Alton never did fit in and come to think about it, his family didn't either.