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Post by harperbrad » Mon Nov 12, 2007 6:53 pm

In the belly of the Queen's Pincer.
Image Greetings and salutations, prisoners. I will be your liason for our flight.
We are ready for the jump to Shandor. Please place your tray tables in their fully upright and locked positions.
Image Wow, I've never been through a Hiver gate before! This is exciting, isn't it, Frank?
Image Daisy, daisy... Where are the pretty daisies?
Image That's right, Frank. Happy thoughts. Sorry that Dr. Ludvig didn't leave you much.
Image Dr. Ludvig? Is he my mommy?
Image Don't worry, Frank. Everything's going to be alright.
Image Thanks, Fang. You take care of everything...
Image This is your captian speaking. Jump initiating...
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Image Did my head just turn inside out?
Image Gak. Taht saw dreiw!
Image Frank, your thoughts are running backwards...
Image Huh?
Image We have arrived at our destination. Refreshments will be served.
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Image Refreshments are served.
Image These peanuts taste funny...
Image What are peanuts, Fang?
Image We have hit some unexpected turbulance. You may feel a few bumps...
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Image Hmmm, that seemed more than just a bump. I wonder what's going on out there?
Image Do you have any more peanuts?
Image Go ahead and eat the rest of mine, Frank.
Image The whole serving staff wants to wish you a pleasant trip, prisoners. We hope your stay has been a most pleasant one.
Image Are we going to land soon, then?
Image Perhaps you would like some in-flight entertainment?
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Image That was just delightful! How long have you been practicing that dance?
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All our lives! Thank you so much for flying the Queen's Legion. We hope to see you soon!
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Post by harperbrad » Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:46 pm

Meanwhile, aboard the "Cleanser of Waters"
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Image At last, we reach the Zuul homeworld. It is here that all shall be revealed.
Image Revealed, as in the insides of their ships spilled across the starry sky?
Image Appreciation of humor. We shall see, Monty.
Image This is one fancy flagship you've got here, Flipper. How did you convince them to let you take me along?
Image This one has the blessing of the Elder. The Black Swimmers defer to my orders.
Image Would that have anything to do with a certain swim through the black?
Image You have put your appendage on it, Monty. The others know of my feat to seek the Elder across the black. They follow me as a... the thought image would be better...
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Image What's that, some sort of light in a cave?
Image It is the illumination of dark places. We have come to a dark place indeed. The Black Swimmers will follow me, as they would follow the light to the surface of a long dive. They are quite excited.
Image Helluva thought-image before you go to war... Light in the darkness...
Image We have arrived in the periphery of the system.
Image What, now? Right, man the torpedoes or something...
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Image Your humor in the face of danger continues to amuse me, Monty. I have brought you along for a specific reason. Your training at the "warphanage" may prove invaluable in confusing our enemies.
Image What do you mean?
Image Only that they expect us to fight like Liir. Ah, Admiral Guffy's ships have arrived. The assault will begin. Excuse me while I communicate to the others...
Image Sure. I'll just sit here and confuse the enemies.
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Image The "Reincarnation" has arrived.
Image Great. Now we're stealing titles from Hindu mythology...
Image We proceed forward. You may follow the tactical display projected onto the edge of your breathing bubble. You may want to make use of the restraints we have provided you.
Image From the looks of this screen, I'm going to need it!
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Image The fleet proceeds towards the enemy.
Image I've got Guffy on the comm...
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Image Good to see you made it, Monty. We'll show these Zuul a thing or two!
Image Where did you get that Dreadnaught, Guffy?
Image Venkman. Don't worry, he won't miss it. I brought some help, too!
Image Monty! I've missed you so!
Image Violet? What are you doing here?
Image The same thing we all are. We're stickin it to the Zuul. No more Halle Berry clones after this!
Image No time for chit-chat, lovebirds! The Zuul have spotted us!
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Post by harperbrad » Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:47 pm

The Palace at Shandor
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Image Sire, the Liir fleet have been detected in the periphery of the system!
Image Send the new Dreadnaughts to deal with the menace. They should not last long. Ah, I see you've brought our guests...
Image It is a pleasure to meet you, sir.
Image -whimper-
Image They told me you were a strange one. Now, let's have a look at this mind...
Image That tickles!
Image Very interesting. How would you describe your feelings now, General?
Image I feel calmly confident of our victory, sire. I feel more sure about it with every passing moment!
Image Just as I thought... You may remove your weak mind from our presence, General. Send in the Magi.
Image This is a pretty nice haunted castle thingy you've got here...
Image It is more than nice! It is the dawn of a new age!
Image I always did like sunrises...
Image Drat! I cannot stay angry at you. Your empathic broadcasting is quite effective. However, I'm sure you'll find it won't change the end result. I'll just... enjoy it more.
Image Whatever floats your boat, your eminance. Oh, Monty told me to ask you where the Princess was.
Image She is perfectly safe, young pup. She is our most valuable asset. It is with her help that we will usher in a new era!
Image And how is that, Mr. Hive?
Image You are so cute for a youngling... I have consumed her mate. With his mind has come the drive and knowledge to rule these pathetic weaklings you call the Hivers.
Image That sounds interesting, sir. Exactly why are you keeping the princess, then?
Image Hiver larva do not come from nowhere. The children hunger! With her eggs, we are able to mold this race in our own image. Or rather the image of our ideal slaves!
Image Excuse me? I have a question...
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Image What's a hiver?
Image -evil glare-
Image I'll just pick it up from context, ok?
Image How I wish there was something left to rip in that empty skull of yours!
Image The Magi are arrived, sire.
ImageImage Ve haf come, Fuhrer!
Image Not this again...
Image I am Hans.
Image Und I am Frans.
ImageImage Und ve are here to RIP you up!
Image If you weren't my strongest rippers, I'd have your guts used for shoelaces. Here is the subject--no not the human, the zuul.
Image Hello, I am Hans. It vill be a pleasure to rip you today.
Image Ja, und I am Frans. I vould like to say how nice it is to rip you also.
Image Gee, thanks, guys! See, Frank? I told you everything would be all right!
Image Will you be needing my presence any longer, sire? There are some pressing matters to attend to with the defense of the planet...
Image Yes, yes. Scuttle off. Oh, and send for some refreshment. This should be entertaining...
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Post by harperbrad » Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:18 am

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Post by harperbrad » Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:41 am

The Palace at Shandor
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We will perform this rip in metaconcert. Hans, Frans, lend me your strength!
Image I cannot... What is happening to me?
Image Fang! Hold on!
Image Look here, we find the lock. Where is the key? How very odd... Search the thought lines for resonances...
Image Fuhrer! I haf found something!
Image Ja, look at that! It is so pretty!
Image Aha, rip the thought, cleave it from the substratum!
Image Ach! This ist very interestink!
Image Ja, vat is it?
Image A human female...
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Image What is the meaning of this?
Image Maybe it ist the creator?
Image Don't be ridiculous! We need to get past that barrier!
Image I am feeling very strange, Hans. Remember that night on Ptechek?
Image Oh ja, I'm rememberink it! Vas a night!

Image A visitor has arrived, sire.
Image Greetings, Seeker Prime.
Image Can't you see we are busy here?
Image Yes, I see that... Is that a human female you are thought projecting? I smell... pheromones...
Image It is not what it looks like! We have ripped this thought from the Zuul-pup!
Image Oh, right. Hans and Frans I see. Very creative, Seeker. I'm sure these two can just muscle the answer out of him... Any luck so far?
Image Cease the interrogation! No. No luck at all. But it is strangely... exciting!
Image Perhaps I can be of assistance, Seeker. I believe I know what is within the mind-shield...
Image You will tell me at once!
Image It would be better if I showed you. Fetch the mind recorder!
Image Fetch the mind recording device!
Image Fetching the mind recording device!
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The mind recording device is activated, master!

To be continued...
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Post by Vin » Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:32 am

Your TAR makes my head hurt, but it is interesting!

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Post by harperbrad » Tue Nov 13, 2007 2:32 pm

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Post by harperbrad » Tue Nov 13, 2007 2:59 pm

The Palace at Shandor
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Image So exacly what do you believe is within this mind-shield?
Image I believe it is the identity of the creators, great lord!
ImageImage The Creators! Ach!
Image That is quite a statement, what proof have you?
Image These thought-images of course! In the course of my interrogation, I applied some new techniques... Experimental techniques... When the mind was subjected to enough pressure, certain thought sparks were generated. Normally, a mind could never stand up to that sort of pressure without crumbling into goo. But this mind-shield was sufficiently strong to stand up to a force many thousands of times higher than the normal threshold.
Image And exactly what did you find? Show us!
Image Yes, there were a sort of "spark" given off of the basal mind constructs. These are the monatomic building blocks of all Zuul thoughts. We have never isolated these... Squarks I call them. With my advanced equipment, I was able to capture mind-images of these fundamental building blocks. Observe:

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Image Why that is the symbol of the creators themselves!
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Image Be quiet, cretin! They are much more than pretty! Here is the second mind spark...

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Image Perhaps this image is the grand creator?
Image I am still unsure, Seeker. Especially given this mind spark...

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Image This one bleeds, yet lives! Have we found the first mother?

ImageImage We sense an intruder! A mind approaches!
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Post by harperbrad » Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:17 pm

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I send my thoughts to the black...


In search of my son...


I come to a dark place...

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Image No'osil'Lamma'suul!

Image Hey Dad! I'm over here!

Image The time has come, my son. Your destiny approaches...

Image Is it really time? Can I finally come out again?

Image I need only use the key, No'osil'Lamma'suul... Here is the--SNAP

ImageImage Ve haf caught the little Girly-mind!
Image Look how it viggles!
Image Ja, just like a little fishy!
Image It appears we have captured a wayward liir... Where is its body?
Image I have theorized about such things, my lord. Here, let me readjust the mind recorder... Let's see... If I rephase the cerebral containment field with the output of the neural vise... Excellent, you may release your grip, Frans.
Image I am Hans.
Image Whatever. Let us tune the viewer to the neural matrix and... Voila! Liir under glass!
Image Release me! It burns!
Image Well done, Dr. Ludvig. This is something I've never seen before... Can we provide it stimulus?
Image Given some patience and a little ingenuity, yes. Theoretically, we should be able to contain this mind until its body dies. Perhaps a little after that as well. I'm no good with metaphysics.
Image Then, let us begin our experiments. First a puzzle, then the face of the creators, now a wayward liir mind. Today is shaping up to be a very interesting day!
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Post by harperbrad » Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:47 pm

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Post by harperbrad » Tue Nov 13, 2007 8:03 pm

In the darkness of the Palace at Shandor...
Image Hans... Frans... Dr. Ludvig?
Image Ja, ve are over here!
Image Vat has happened?

Slowly, the pitch black is replaced by a red illumination as the emergency power kicks in. Dr. Ludvig is slumped over his equipment. Dead hivers lie everywhere.

Image My Lord! We have sustained a direct hit from the orbital bombardment!
Image I'm hungry for pie.
Image Ja, me too. Vat is pie? I vant some!
Image Quit your jabbering! Where is the prisoner?
Image Here he is, Fuhrer!
Image Ja, und his mind is opening up!
Image The Liir has used the key--we are feeling the aftereffects!
The pie is the key!
Image Vell, I vant some then!
Image Ja, me too!
Image The mind-barrier is leaking!
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Image Vat is it?
Image Ve must leave this place! I don't vant to know!
Image Its beautiful...
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Image Sire, perhaps it would be prudent to observe this Zuul at a distance. I do not like the way his eyes are glowing...
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Post by harperbrad » Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:27 pm

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Image What has happened? Where is Fang?
Image You are awake, Sire. Excellent.
Image Who are you?
Image I am Chezo'chic. Your most loyal general, sire.
Image Fang has generals?
Image Yes, and much more, sire. We have seen your greatness!
Image Ve tink you are like a god!
Image Ja, you are the best!
Image Look, ve haf brought you the head of the old Seeker!
Image Isn't it lovely?
Image Where is Flipper and Monty?
Image Sire, much has happened since you revealed yourself. The Liir have bombed Shandar to ruins.
Image But ve haf other planets, Seeker. Ve will continue to search!
Image Ja, search! Ve vill find the creators!
Image But first exterminate the evil fishies!
Image Ja, I hate the fishies!
Image So what does Fang do now?
Image Sire, you are the new Seeker. You lead the Zuul and the Hiver alike. The aristocracy on Shandor have all sworn fealty. At least the ones we have found... Soon the whole empire will once again form your claws.
Image Fang had a bad dream. Fang was trapped in a box. Fang was very very angry... But Fang kept being nice to everyone... Fang isn't so angry anymore. Fang just... lonely.
Image But now you haf us!
Image Ja, ve are your new family!
Image Und there is one good thing about smoking ruins...
Image Ja, Females!
Image The children vill be maturing any day now. Then ve vill all find new coterie mates!
Image Ja, coterie-mates!
Image Maybe life won't be so lonely after all... Being Seeker can't be all that bad...
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Post by harperbrad » Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:29 pm

The Donut of Doom has been a HarperBrad production.

Thanks so much for your readership and patience!

The Donut of DOOM!
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Post by Glacialis » Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:34 pm

WOOHOO! Great story. :) Thanks!
nickersonm wrote:How did you get that out of Mecron saying the exact opposite!?

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Post by Mysterius » Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:47 am

Fang is the new Greatfather! What omen is this? :shock:

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