Herbert is a social outcast at school and deals with his gloomy boredom through his website www.thehopevirus.com. After struggling with fitting in at school and his unusual case of insomnia, Herbert falls into a deep coma. He awakens to realize that his blogs have become some of the most quoted and influential scriptures of history. Helen, a young girl under rule of The Hope Virus Holdings (HVH), reveals to Herbert that his thoughts and journaling have lead to the worst oppression the world has even seen. Herbert now realizes that he must break the very world he created.