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Evelyn Adler

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Re: The Not So Secret Society
« Reply #100 on: December 04, 2011, 09:56:52 pm »
It really IS bigger inside than out, isn't it?
I wonder what this red, blinking button does... this one, that says "DO NOT PRESS!"
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Re: The Not So Secret Society
« Reply #101 on: December 04, 2011, 10:00:47 pm »
Oh, that one? It just makes a rude noise when you press it.

The one to be worried about is that big lever on the wall. Whatever you do, don't pull that one down.
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Re: The Not So Secret Society
« Reply #102 on: December 04, 2011, 11:42:55 pm »
*Takes a step away from the lever guiltily.

"Hmm...that ticking has gone away. Perhaps it wasn't the parcel that was ticking, but the screwdriver?"

*Unwraps the parcel...

"Ah here we are. It is the fabled Lock Ness! Okay, we need key holders! Volunteers?"
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Re: The Not So Secret Society
« Reply #103 on: December 04, 2011, 11:50:24 pm »
Ooooh! Kinky locks?
*cough*
I mean... I'm able to hold a key, if the occasion calls for it...

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Re: The Not So Secret Society
« Reply #104 on: December 05, 2011, 11:17:30 am »
Chaps, Ms Adler? I don't want to concern you, but you but it seems that Mr Wells has been shot, simply by trying to inform you that "The Postman" was the moniker for none other than...

*A shot rings out and Private Weasel falls to the ground neatly next to Mercury Wells*

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Re: The Not So Secret Society
« Reply #105 on: December 05, 2011, 11:22:32 am »
Happy to help out, Cubinoid.

Here - I'll fix one on my chatelaine.

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Re: The Not So Secret Society
« Reply #106 on: December 05, 2011, 11:22:59 am »
OH MY COGS!!!
*runs over to where Private Weasel and Mercury Wells lie on the ground*
He's been shot!! We need a doctor!! HELP!

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Re: The Not So Secret Society
« Reply #107 on: December 05, 2011, 11:33:12 am »
It… it’s okay. Don’t worry.  As luck would have it, I carry upon my person, my lucky cigar case in my breast pocket.  The must have deflected the bullet, the ricochet flew off in… oh wait; I’ve left it in my overcoat.

*urk*

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Re: The Not So Secret Society
« Reply #108 on: December 05, 2011, 11:42:49 am »
*prods the prone Private Weasel with her finger*
Hello?
Sir?

*poke*

OH NO!!!
I think he's really dead this time!
But if he's been shot, where's the bullet hole?

*shouts* HEY! I need some help over here, if it is not too much trouble!

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Re: The Not So Secret Society
« Reply #109 on: December 05, 2011, 03:05:36 pm »
*Hurries over, cigar case in hand*

Here, use this first aid kit. Don't worry, the box is just a disguise. As are the top layer of cigars. Now, what of Mr. Wells?

*Pulls out sonic screwdriver*

Oh dear! It would appear that the late Mr. Wells is actually a clockwork machine! Here, lets see what we can do...

*screwdriver buzzes*

There now Mr. Wells. Do you feel any better?
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Re: The Not So Secret Society
« Reply #110 on: December 05, 2011, 03:13:57 pm »
*looking doubtfully from the cigar case to Private Weasel and back*

Do you think he might be clockwork too? I don't see any wounds!

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Re: The Not So Secret Society
« Reply #111 on: December 05, 2011, 03:17:49 pm »
*scans with screwdriver*

By Cthulhu he is! What is going on here?!

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Re: The Not So Secret Society
« Reply #112 on: December 05, 2011, 03:22:09 pm »
Are you quite sure that thing works right? *points to sonic screwdriver*
He doesn't look like an automaton, not at all!

*bows down to Private Weasel and puts her head on his chest to listen for a heartbeat*

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Re: The Not So Secret Society
« Reply #113 on: December 05, 2011, 03:26:05 pm »
*smacks screwdriver against the floor twice*

Ah, my mistake. It was still set for Alpha-Centauri. Here, this should be better. Woops, I was wrong about the Private. He appears to be an alien. Looks like the bullet is still inside him but the wound has closed. Any ideas?

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Re: The Not So Secret Society
« Reply #114 on: December 05, 2011, 03:33:20 pm »
With a gentle cough, the Private comes around, his eyes fluttering open, perfectly emulating the actions of a proud British soldier.

"I'm pretty sure I am an automaton Sir" he admits climbing to his feet, somewhat apologietically.

“I am dreadfully sorry, but my punch cards have been misaligned.  Could you open my service hatch pull my factory reset level?”

Thankfully, now it is brought to your attention, the shiny brass buttons on the back of his bright red uniform seem to be the head of screws to open a panel on the back of the Private, revealing a complicated difference engine and a plethora of punch cards that spilled out across the floor.

They’re probably important.

Probably

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Re: The Not So Secret Society
« Reply #115 on: December 05, 2011, 03:39:47 pm »
*withdraws from the Private with a surprised shriek and lands rather ungainly on the floor on her posterior*

Oooops!
You REALLY are....? But, but, but.... *stutters*

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Re: The Not So Secret Society
« Reply #116 on: December 05, 2011, 03:44:24 pm »
*backs away suspiciously*

That is most disconcerting. Something is not quite right about all this.

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Re: The Not So Secret Society
« Reply #117 on: December 05, 2011, 03:47:04 pm »
But look! He's lost all his cards!

*crawls on the floor and starts picking up punch cards*

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Re: The Not So Secret Society
« Reply #118 on: December 05, 2011, 03:47:49 pm »
"Do not be alarmed" says the Private, his robotic innards alarming visible, “I am not the Private, merely a facsimile here to <PUNCH CARD NOT FOUND>”

“It is in my primary programming to <PUNCH CARD NOT FOUND> all humans”

He looks at you expectantly and hopefully glances at the punch cards, still spilling onto the floor.

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Re: The Not So Secret Society
« Reply #119 on: December 05, 2011, 03:48:43 pm »
*joins in gathering punch cards*

Lets get you working again; I'd imagine there will be some questions about all this.

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Re: The Not So Secret Society
« Reply #120 on: December 05, 2011, 03:52:21 pm »
I just hope he's harmless.
*eyes the automaton suspiciously*
He looks harmless...

But then again, he looks exactly like the Private, and he... oh nevermind...
*blushes inexplicably and hectically goes on with gathering cards*

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Re: The Not So Secret Society
« Reply #121 on: December 05, 2011, 04:11:23 pm »
*looks up from the inner workings of the Private's doppelganger*

My dear lady, are you becoming hysterical? Do try to contain yourself.

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Re: The Not So Secret Society
« Reply #122 on: December 05, 2011, 04:18:15 pm »
*Has been quietly busy with a hole punch whilst sat cross legged on the floor*

"Here, I've got a little experience in this. Try this one. Just insert it into the hole there..."

*Hands over a card that is so full of holes it looks like a doilie.*

:

*Backs slowly away*

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Re: The Not So Secret Society
« Reply #123 on: December 05, 2011, 04:19:07 pm »
*inserts card and backs away as well*

Madam Adler, you may want to retire to a safer distance.

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Re: The Not So Secret Society
« Reply #124 on: December 05, 2011, 04:20:07 pm »
has anybody any idea of what it might do?
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