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Siliconous Skumins
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« Reply #750 on: July 03, 2013, 10:49:47 pm »

*dodo looks quizzically at Siliconous*

*looks back at dodo and shrugs shoulders*

*dodo sighs, scowls and puffs on pipe hard, making a small smoke ring*


Better take precautions... *flicks a hidden switch on temporal perambulator, the device hums softly and the air gains the faint smell of Ozone gas*

*concentrating hard, the dodo produces a similar temporal perambulator hanging from a strap around it's neck*

Oh.....I see. So it begins again...

*dodo nods and adjusts a control dial on it's device with a short feathery hand-like wing*

Very well then, but we work together this time.

*dodo looks at Siliconous, nods and very quietly says "Agreed!"*
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MWBailey
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« Reply #751 on: July 03, 2013, 10:54:39 pm »

*tries again with the compass, this time making an effort to not think but merely point; does so*

There!

*points*
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""quid statis aspicientes in infernum"
Alexis Voltaire
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« Reply #752 on: July 04, 2013, 02:36:19 am »

*Shre takes the jeweled egg out of her pocket and opens it slightly to allow the Gibbous to peer out. After a moment she looks down at the egg with suspicion.*

What do you mean, this reminds you of that 'shortcut' we took through the Vogsphere... *She mutters, trying to think in a sidelong manner so as not to start altering the environment*

And that will solve the... Oh-!

*A steel flyswatter springs out of the ground and smacks her between the eyes. Similar swatters start emerging, aimed at the others...*

They're attracted to ideas, try not to have any! *She shouts, raising her shield to block another swatter*
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« Reply #753 on: July 04, 2013, 09:43:06 am »

*get hit with a swatter repeatedly until he downs the contents of the flask*

Well, that sheems to have shut down mosht of the higher brain-functions for a while...

*Looks over to see the lady being hit by another swatter, then is himself struck by another swatter*

Ow, not Queensbury rules - that was below the belt... alright, now there's just the lower brain functions to get under control.
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« Reply #754 on: July 04, 2013, 12:18:01 pm »

*get hit with a swatter repeatedly until he downs the contents of the flask*

*looks at Fairley and gets smacked on the forehead*
Would you perhaps have any more of that?
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Siliconous Skumins
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« Reply #755 on: July 04, 2013, 06:46:55 pm »

*dodo looks thoughtfull for a moment, then gets smacked in the back of the head, sending his pipe flying*

We had better.... *THWACK!*...Ouch!...do something!  Maybe...*THWACK-THWACK*....uh-nevermind. *THWACK!*

....


.......  *looks cautiously around*

...........  *quickly thinks of a diving helmet, which appears covering head*

HA! Now try it!    *multiple swatters appear inside helmet*

UH-OH!..... *THWACKITY-THWACKITY-THWACKITY.....*


*Siliconous runs around screaming in pain*
*The dodo meanwhile is smoking a large funny-looking cigar, and now has the "Munchies"... No longer bothered by swatters*
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MWBailey
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« Reply #756 on: July 04, 2013, 07:45:35 pm »

*Puts the compass away amid a smattering of swatter-ings, and then simply follows his nose without thinking*
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Philip
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« Reply #757 on: July 04, 2013, 09:25:58 pm »

*imagines all steel flyswatters.....-SMACK SMACK-.... are frozen in the air, all swatters slowly come to a stand still*

Now everyone let us move to more solid ground.
I do not know how long I can hold this thought.
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MWBailey
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« Reply #758 on: July 05, 2013, 09:17:18 pm »

*follows his nose to solid ground and accepts a penny ice from a passing elephant in a Good Humor uniform*
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« Reply #759 on: July 05, 2013, 10:49:46 pm »

*removes diving helmet and rubs sore and stinging head*

Th..th...thank you!!!

*notices tracks in the decidedly not solid ground, and follows them - finds MWBailey relaxing in a deckchair enjoying an ice*

Wha.....Nevermind...  *to self* ....this place is starting to get to me! *to self*


*moments later the dodo makes an appearance, eating a large pizza and still completely stoned*

Uh...this is not going well so far....   *turns to the dodo* What do you think, should we risk it?... *points at the large red switch on temporal perambulator marked "Timeframe Advance"*

*the dodo, still stoned, shrugs his shoulders and swings his device into reach and gets ready to flick his switch*
On my mark....3......2.....1......Now!  *both simultaneously flick their respective switches*


*a slight and brief visual disturbance to the blue spectrum is the only sign something just happened*


*turns to the rest of the group and shouts*   Stay within 50ft of either me or the Dodo - we have initiated a small temporal field around us, we are now 1/50th of a second ahead of the local timeframe. This will give us a small amount of protection from the effects of this place!
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MWBailey
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« Reply #760 on: July 06, 2013, 03:46:02 am »

Damn, And I was just starting to enjoy this frozen confection...
 
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Philip
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« Reply #761 on: July 06, 2013, 07:55:19 am »

*looks at the dodo then at Siliconous*

Ok, what is the deal with you and that dodo and,
Why is it that I get the feeling you and it have been here before?

*takes a deep breath*

Please, forgive my rudeness?

*puts hand on forehead*
 
I am just beside myself. I have not seen or done anything like this before.
I am still trying to make sense of it all.
« Last Edit: July 06, 2013, 08:06:24 am by Philip » Logged
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« Reply #762 on: July 06, 2013, 12:27:26 pm »

*returns from his walk down the road*

"Umm....what just happened. I am sure that I was over there, but now I am over here, but if I was over here, was I really over there??"

*wonders what was in the absinthe*
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« Reply #763 on: July 07, 2013, 01:21:42 am »

*While Alexis is busy searching through her coat-pocket-universe, the purple and blue-veined glob of the Gibbous seeps through a crack in the jeweled egg, oozes surreptitiously down her coat and trousers leg, and across the ground to Phillip's leg.*

Squueeeee-glop? Squee-ow-owow...

*It whistles expectantly, tugging on the bottom edge of Phillip's trousers with a pseudopod.*

Ey! don't bother him, not everything in this dimension finds that cute... *Alexis says loudly. The gelatinous Gibbous ignores her and instead moves in an oozing, hopping motion over to Bailey, climbs up onto the armrest of the deck chair, and repeats the odd vocalization.*

It's alright, he's mostly harmless... Er, you haven't been to a magnesium smelting plant have you? Or within fallout range of any nuclear testing? *Alexis asks, wondering what could have gotten into the Gibbous. After a minute she had a look of sudden realization.*

Oh, damn, of course, the temporal field blocks mental... um, this ought to get interesting. Siliconous, are you sure we only jumped ahead a fiftieth of a second? He shouldn't be hungry again this soon...
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MWBailey
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« Reply #764 on: July 07, 2013, 02:53:12 am »

*A tiny voice catches Bailey's attention*

*"Um, excuse me, big brother, but can you feed me? I'm hungry..."*

*looks down at the gelatinous being on the armrest of the chair and offers teh little fellow the remainder of his penny ice*

There you go, li'l fella.

*The blob of superintelligent gelatin makes thankful noises*
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Philip
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« Reply #765 on: July 07, 2013, 06:12:22 am »

* feeling a tug at  his pant leg he looks down to see the blob
that Alexis has*
I am sorry little one, I do not understand.

* watches blob ooze over to Bailey' s chair*
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« Reply #766 on: July 07, 2013, 06:35:23 am »

* watches blob ooze over to Bailey' s chair*

Ok, who though about that, or did it sneak into this bubble thing with us?
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« Reply #767 on: July 07, 2013, 06:51:34 am »

That would be mine, I brought him with me.

*Alexis waits for the Gibbous to finish engulfing the penny ice, glass and all, and allows it to ooze up her arm and back into one half of the jeweled egg*

Thanks Bailey. One of these days I need to get that mind-trigger removed and get around to learning Gibbous-speak... I had to rewire the thing again and it was either take out learning new languages or the ability to see the color orange.

*She stroked the Gibbous with a fingertip, and the purple glob makes a strange purring noise.*

Mind-talk will have to do for now, I guess.
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« Reply #768 on: July 08, 2013, 01:27:05 am »

*looks at dodo*

*dodo looks back*

*both turn to looks at the group, who are all now running around at high speed and talking with really quick high pitch voices*


*dodo and Siliconous turn to look at each other again, both simultaneously shrug*

Ahm....maybe we need to dial it back a bit?  Or something?...  *whacks temporal perambulator with palm of hand*


*dodo adjusts his temporal perambulator, now the group are running and talking backwards at high speed.....then forwards....then backwards...then forwards....then backwards....*

OK! Enough playing about... Rewind and get them back to normal speed, and see what we've missed.


*the next five minutes pass buy in normal speed until Siliconous and the dodo catch up*

.....

*Siliconous and the dodo look at each other in regard to the question of their history with each other and this place from Philip, a shared look decides that they best leave that until later...*

*both remain quiet and whistle innocently in responce to the question of amount of time past by Alexis Voltaire*

*both watch the events with the hungry Gibbous, the dodo eyeing it suspiciously*

.....


*now at the correct point in time with the group*


Well, that was all slightly odd, must be the effects of this place....  Moving swiftly on...

Now then, I believe we where heading West yes? - this way I believe...  *starts walking before anyone asks questions*
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« Reply #769 on: July 08, 2013, 04:08:08 am »

*slowly gets to his feet, and is about to follow the group west, when a rustling comes from the direction of the pouch he has hung about his waist. He takes it off the hook, and peers into it, listening intently to the sounds that are emanating from the dark confines of the hempen satchel.*

"Really....certain death.....rivers of blood....screaming.....running....karaoke. Well, let's not go that waaa...."

*Pauses as he realises that every one else has headed west.*

"Bother........"
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« Reply #770 on: July 08, 2013, 12:13:05 pm »

* follows the group west, looks back and sees Octavius catching up, taps him on his arm*

You had said something about timestreams on a collision course with something large.

If we do find the something large, what then are we to do?
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« Reply #771 on: July 09, 2013, 07:21:00 am »

*ponders Philip's question*

"Well...I guess it would depend on how large the large actually is. If we are talking large as in bus large or shopping centre large, then I am sure we will be able to sort something out. However if we are talking planetary or universally large, then we might be categorically screwed."

*thinks for a few more moments*

"However, given the massive intellect size we find in our group, we should be OK, but if not, I propose we throw Alexis' coat over the problem, that should.........."

*a large whirring sound emanates from the darkness before them*

"What in the name of the Goddess is that......?
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« Reply #772 on: July 09, 2013, 06:29:04 pm »

*hearing approaching noise, turns around and sees something that can never be a good thing... a swarm of robotic arms*

Wha...?!!   Ohmyfu.....  *Reaches for hipflask - swigs several times*
Is that....?......yes - it's, it's.....it's LOTS of 'em!!

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« Reply #773 on: July 10, 2013, 01:35:34 am »

* looks up and sees lots of floating arms. Begins to run*

What in the he..........................

* just then an arm swoops down and grabs the back of his
   shirt and whisks him off in the dark sky towards the north*
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rtafStElmo
« Reply #774 on: July 10, 2013, 09:28:34 pm »

*looks up and sees an extended robotic arm and hand*

Oh! Hello there.

*shakes robotic hand congenially*

Say, could you give us a lift? we seem to be on our way west.

*the arm and hand reach down and gently pick him up, and begin to carry him westward*
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