The SDs Journey Out!
A CAPOW story
[Emiko's Agent wrote]
Mads shuffled through her cards again, shifting several cards back and forth until they were arranged in some sensible order. "Nope, go fish."
Emiko gave Mads a look that could kill, and cast her gaze to the center of the table; it seemed miles away. The round table was absolutely HUGE, and around is sat every single person she knew (every CAPOW character made to date). "Aw geez, the pile is so far away!" Emiko cursed. Mai giggled innocently on her right. Putting her cards harshly on the wooden table, Emiko climbed up on the table and crawled on her hands and knees to the center, her swaying body catching the eyes of some male players. Fortuately, Emiko made sure Rekishi was on the opposite side of her, so that he could get a good view of her ample breasts. He seemed to be drooling. Emiko slid her hand down her neck and tugged at the zipper around her...
"Wait a second..." Emiko stopped in mid crawl, and looked around. Then, with a huff of air, she sat in the middle, crosslegged.
"What's she doing?" asked her curious sidekick.
"That's IT!" Emiko cried, and in a move that would later be known as 'the day the great adventure began', she reached out of the manga paper and grabbed RL-Ian by the collar. She noticed that when her body wavered outside the confines of the manga, it turned SD by default.
"What's the big idea of making me some kind of slut, you big goon!"
"Uh...heh heh heh..one too many late nights I guess...?"
Emiko was very annoyed. "Well I've had it with your perverted ways, I'm leaving! Come on Mai!"
Mai, still stuck in the manga, tugged at Emiko's leg. "Sensei, be careful, or Ian-san might white you out..!"
"He wouldn't do that, would he--*mrph!*" Her sentence was stopped short when a huge brush erased her mouth off.
"Sensei!" Mai popped out of the manga and turned into a SD-Mai (yes, an SD version of Mai folks...it's possible, and it's scary. ^^;;)
RL-Chris heard the commotion from his side of the room and came over.
"What's going on here?" he inquired.
"I think the characters are revolting." RL-Ian sighed.
[Joseph Sutedja wrote]
Josephine lifted her hand off of the oddly-shaped black figure.
"Check," she said, confidently.
"Good move," said Ace, on the other side of the board. He stared at the knight on the black- and white-checked mat. "_Very_ good."
"Hmmm..." Jinx noted the position of each of the pieces. "Mate in one move for black, I think."
A few moments passed in silence for a while. Josephine idly around the room, trying to see what her friends were doing. Ryan was playing a game of poker with Eric, Epsilon Blade was arguing with Jerry about the nonbeneficiality of the monarchy, Anne was malleting Damien, with no effect, and Nana was helping herself to a piece of Devil's Food Cake. Josephine smiled, amused at the irony.
"What?" Josephine turned back to the chess board to discover that Ace had taken his queen, from the completely opposite side of the board, and taken her knight, putting her in checkmate.
"Wait a second, that's not..." Jinx noted each piece's position again. "Oh. Never mind. Looks like he's got you there, onee-chan."
Josephine sighed. "Can't win, can I?"
"No." Ace set his white pieces back up to their starting positions, his eyes wandering randomly about the room.
Then, suddenly, they stopped and widened in surprise.
"Hey," said Ace, pointing to a spot just behind Jinx and Josephine, "what's --"
"What's what?" Jinx turned around to find Emiko with her hand outstretched into...
Nothing. At least, that's what it looked like. Her entire arm had mostly disappeared from view. Emiko reached up into the hole with her other arm, and pulled herself up into non-existance.
"What the..." gasped Josephine, seeing the others walking out into the nothing... Including Ace, with Jinx seated on the back of his rocket. "Hmmph," she muttered. "Well, it's been pretty quiet around here anyway..." She rifled through her satchel and pulled out her Thumb. She pressed several buttons, eliciting various beeps, and pushed a large red button on the side with her thumb. There was a minor flash of light and a *thup* of air filling up empty space, as she hitchhiked her way through the portal and onto Ace's rocket.
[Emiko's Agent wrote]
A very angry Rekishi popped out of the pages, turned , and ran up to Emiko. "You fiend!! What have you done with Emiko's mouth! Give it back! That...that..that mouth that is so pure...so radiant" Rekishi and Emiko stared at each other with hearts fluttering around them. The sounds of someone gagging in the back prompted Rekishi shift his focus. Cast a spell, he attempted to burn RL-Ian's hand, but the fireball looked nothing more than a tiny spark. Mai's eyes welled up and tears gushed out of her eyes. "Waaaaaaahhhh!!! Give sensei her eyes
"Uh...that's mouth Mai-chan..." corrected SD-Ryan.
"Huh? O.o" Mai looked at Emiko and collected herself. "Oh yeah *sniff*....waaaaah!!! Give sensei her mouth back!!!!"
"Okay okay." RL-Ian relented, drawing Emiko's mouth back in. She embraced SD-Rekishi immediately. "Oh Rekishi, you were so brave!"
Mads stuck her head out. "Okay, that's enough you two. Sheesh, I should have never kicked Emiko out of the Retreat!"
"See Lovelorn part 2 for details!" SD-Mai added, making a victory sign with her fingers. The obligatory gazzle of a setting sun popped in behind her.
"Kawaiiii...!" chorused in the rest of the CAPOW gang, who were beginning to jump out of the manga as well.
"Uh oh." RL-Ian said. "This is starting to get out of hand!"
"What should we do?" asked RL-Chris, "it's not like we can push them back in or something!"
"Heh heh..." RL-Ian laughed. The other RLers weren't in the room, their tables empty (some even untouched with writing!). In unison, RL-Ian and RL-Chris ran out the door and fled for their lives.
"Emiko-sensei!" Mai cried with gushing enthusiasm, "This place is so big!! WAI!!!! What should we do?"
Emiko was about to speak when she was interupted by a deeper voice (well, deep for an SD character ^^). "Don't you see the potential here?" Thickett's eyes scanned the area, sinister notions entering this super deformed cranium. "So many unused resourses..so much power! I will control it all! HA HA HA HA!!!"
"NO...*WHAM!!*...YOU...*WHAM*...WON'T...*WHAM*..BAKA!!!" SD-Anne's mallet left nothing but a pancake version of Thickett on the drawing table. Her spirit creatures grinded him up a little before Mads punted him off the table.
"YOU'LL ALL PAY FOR THHIIIIIIISSSSSSS......!" drifted away his voice until the satisfying thump of SD on metal echoed from below.
Rekishi surveyed the surroundings: Lots of paper...brushes...pencils...airbrush...computer.. Some of the pages had drawings on them, and he proceeded to have a look-through.
SD-Ace popped out of the page with his SD-rocket. "Boy, I'd better not change to SD form out here, or I might disappear! O.o I wonder what SD-SD-Ace would look like?"
"WHOA MOMMA!" cried SD-Rekishi, "This is MAI?!" Emiko rushed over to see what was wrong with her adorable boyfriend, and saw an voluptuous older version of Mai on the page, chainsaw in hand.
"*AHEM!*" Emiko cleared her throat, "wipe up that drool before you get the pages wet, _DARLING_." Rekishi's eyes witnessed a stare that could melt adamantium.
He latched onto her legs. "I-I'm sorry!"
"Hmph! One look and you forget me!"
"I didn't, I didn't!"
"You did, You did!"
"What are you looking at?" an embarressed Emiko and Rekishi both stood in front of the pages, blocking Mai's view. "Nothing you'd be interested in, Mai-chan! ha ha ha!!" grinned a nervious Emiko.
SD-Nana few over on chibi wings and caught her eye on the page. "*gasp* this is not for your eyes, Mai-chan...you neither Anne-chan."
"Waah! But we want to see!" they both responded. Covering both their eyes, Nana solomnly led them away, despite their pleas to take a look.
SD-Damien snuck a look outside the manga. "Hey guys, do you see something amiss here?"
"Like what?" replied SD-Eric, who was busy practicing sword manuvers with a toothpick.
"Well, we're all black and white...doesn't that strike you as odd?"
"Aw hell, look at me!" SD-Stryker said, pointing to a body that wasn't fully there. "I don't even have a big enough part in the stories to HAVE a full body!"
"Yeah, well at least you GOT a body" interjected SD-Hunter, who was nothing more than a pair of eyes.
"Hey! At least you got a character!" yelled SD-<blank> "If RL-Ian^2 doesn't create me soon, I'm calling my lawyer!"
"ANYWAYZ.." Damien interupted, "if we're going to fit in here, we'd better get some colour on our bodies."
SD-Josephine laughed confindently. "HA HA HA!! Leave that to ME!!" Positioned near the colour palette, SD-Joshphine held a brush in her hand and twirled it around like a baton. Unfortuately, there was leftover purple paint on it and it splattered over SD-Miko.
"Hey, what's the big idea?!"
"It's all YOUR FAULT!" the CAPOW cast chimed in.
[Joseph Sutedja wrote]
"Hey, it was just an accident!" exclaimed SD-Josephine, flipping the brush over, bristle-side up, and spilling some more violet paint onto SD-Anne.
SD-Josephine stared at a steaming SD-Anne. She turned to the brush, its bristles still covered with paint, and turned back to Anne. "Uh-oh," she concluded.
"Joseph... no... BAKA!" yelled SD-Anne, drop-kicking SD-Josephine into Lower Earth Orbit, which, in SD measurements, meant to the very other side of the room. SD-Josephine fell through the air, narrowly missing a can of paint thinner, and falling into a mug of _hot_ apple cider left by an RL.
"YAAAAAAAAH!" yelled SD-Joseph, who was probably suffering from second-degree burns by now, scrambling out of the cup. "That's _damned_ hot!"
Meanwhile, on the other side of the room, SD-Mai was being amazed. "SUGOIIII!"
SD-Emiko stared up a large mug of hot chocolate that was, at the very least, several times the size of SD-Mai.
[Ryan Matheuszik wrote]
Meanwhile... in another part of the city.
"WHAT DO YOU MEAN THEY ESCAPED?!!?" shouted RL-Ryan at RL-Ian and RL-Chris. "DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH DAMAGE THEY COULD DO IN THIS WORLD? AND JUST THINK WHAT RYAN WILL DO TO ME FOR THAT "CHAPTER 5" HALLOWEEN ADVENTURE!"
"It wasn't our fault." RL-Ian replied, calmly. RL-Ryan looked about ready to disembowl someone, and RL-Ian had decided it would be best to speak to him in a calm, steady manor, so that if the unthinkable DID occur, it would be RL-Chris, and not himself that would have to fend off a rabid RL-Ryan.
"OK. ok." Ryan continued, calming down a notch, "I suppose we'd better alert the other RLs, and get together in one place. We're going to have to get CAPOW back into CAPOW, and that means either reasoning with our characters, or finding Diskan and forcing her to show us how she crosses over between our world and CAPOW... Good thing I started that 'Where do you live' thread a while back on the ML..."
[Anne Packrat wrote]
Diskan answered the call right away, then she grabbed her gun and Sparky and rushed out the door. Having just seen MIB, and Aliens: Resurrection, she was ready to kick some but. "AAAAAHHHH!!!" Sparky screamed as Diskan narrowly swerved to miss a tree in the patrol car, "SLOW DOWN!"
Diskan shook her head. "No. The CAPOWers have escaped into RL land. And now they're all..." she paused for dramatic tension. "SUPER-DEFORMED!"
"WHAT?" screamed Sparky, who had an inherent fear of SDism as well as everything else. "LET ME OUT NOW! I DIDN'T SIGN UP FOR THIS!" Diskan coldcocked Sparky in the head, quickly recovering control of the vehicle. She found the borderpage and stopped the car. Hefting Sparky over one shoulder, she stepped out of the car and into the RL World.
* * * *
A dizzying moment later and a three-foot tall Diskan dropped her two-foot partner and sat back. The SD CAPOWers looked up at the huge police officer. "Hey!" SD Mads called, "Why aren't you SD?"
Diskan gave a thin-lipped smile. "I have to deal with RLs all the time, so I don't turn fully SD when I come here. 'Sides I don't really even have an RL. Now you all just get back in the manga..."
"NO!" screamed a chorus of high-pitched SD voices. Then they swarmed over Sparky and pushed Diskan off the table.
[Emiko's Agent wrote]
"Yaaay!" all the SD's cheered, admiring their joint effort to push the 3 foot tall giant past the edge.
"What should we do with him?" SD-Emiko asked, pointing to a very frightened Sparky. SD-Ace did a nice job of hog-tying Sparky down with his rocket and a few "modified" elastic bands. SDs Miko, Anne, and an SD-Kat (who wasn't very frightening in SD form ^^) sat all over Sparky's body, postures boasting victory.
"Mmm, I could think of several things to do with a 3-foot man." murmured a husky SD-Kat, licking her lips and tracing an outline around Sparky's eyebrow
"H-h-help!" weeped the trainee.
"Nah, let's just throw him off the table!" exclaimed SD-Miko. Everyone was so caught up by her burst of enthusiasm, that they all agreed unanimously. So off Sparky went, screaming all the way down until he hit Diskan on the noggin. "Baka!" cried Diskan, the bump making her unbalanced and accidentally land on a flattened Thickett. "Why me" he grumbled.
The SD mob cheered again, and then Mads shoved SD-Kat off as well, in a very unexpected move. "Aieeeeee!!!!!....*thump*"
"I never did like her." SD-Mads giggled evilly.
"Mads, you sure can be mean in SD form" said SD-Ace.
SD-Miko, caught in the moment, and a little peeved with her new purple hair-do, shoved SD-Jiro off the table as well. "Aaaaaahh....I didn't even get a line in this storyyyyyy....*thump*...................hmm, who are you?"
"My names Kat, you hunk of man you!" she replied.
"Kat huh...? ^_^;;"
"Hee hee, this is fun!" SD-Miko squeeled, adjusting her glasses and feeling no regret with her cruel act.
"Ha ha," SD-Emiko exhibited a nervous laugh. "I think we better get you away from the ledge now." Then is hit her. "Hey, where's Mai?"
SD-Hunter, too busy drawing himself a crude body with a pencil to be able to join in the fun (mumbling something about what he would do to RL-Nathan when he got his hands on him), looked nervously at the black and white SD-Mai, who had managed to reach the top of the hot chocolate cup.
"Ooh, this could be bad." he groaned. There was no answer to his comment. "Hello?" SD-Hunter called out. No answer. He shrugged, assming SD-<blank> had gone elsewhere.
[Ace Ban Dage wrote]
A crushed SD Thickett had found the air compressor for the air brush and was busy inflating himself back up. Larger, larger, and even bigger yet, he was regaining his imposing stature, but for a moment, it was, was, maybe a little too much? His eyes bulged as as he shot off the compressor and flew through the air, tipping a glass of ice tea onto SD-Joseph. At the end of the shower, stood, or rather, spawled SD-Josephine after getting hit with a several ice
cubes during his (her?) cold shower.
"That's got to hurt," said a SD-Ace as he propped her back up on an ice cube. Zooming off in his rocket out a window SD-Ace yelled, "Well, I still got to deliver the mail. I hope you feel better." Peeking out the back of SD-Ace's bag was SD-Thickett.
[Joseph Sutedja wrote]
SD-Josephine, after applying several SD-bandages to various parts of her body, scanned the area. The table was firm, and paper was scattered everywhere. The desk seemed to be very close to a Sony Playstation, sealed under a glass box with a combo lock. "Gee.." SD-Josephine
admitted, looking at the large desk label 'Arnold Kim' by his feet.
"I'm starting to feel a little hentai."
[Joseph Sutedja wrote]
SD-Hunter winced as SD-Emiko screamed frantically at the mug: "MAAAAIIIIIIII-CHAAANN!"
The cup of cocoa answered with several waves of chocolate spilling over the cup's brim, but steadily lowering every time.
"Can't hold her cocoa beans, can she?" said Hunter, peering at the top
SD-Mai sighed in warm contentment within the confines of the empty mug. Her formerly black and white clothes were stained with chocolate.
She burped cutely. (An amazing, not to say difficult feat.) Her stomach rumbled in digestion.
Then it rumbled again in something very unlike digestion.
"Uhh..." said Mai innocently. "I don't think I feel good..."
And suddenly, she wasn't the only thing rumbling as well.
In fact, everything around her was rattling right along with her.
SD-Josephine shook her head, dispelling the effects of the hentai virus surrounding RL-Arnold's desk.
Her thoughts cleared.
"Huh. Arnold Kim's desk," she said. "That explains a lot." She stared out of the window and noted that it was getting rapidly darker outside. She rubbed her temples, backed slowly away from the encased Playstation(tm).
Suddenly she tripped over a nick in the desk, and toppled over the edge, flailing and flipping wildly.
But as she was about to hit the floor very hard she saw at the other side of the room the cocoa-stained figure of SD-Mai levitating over a large mug, then suddenly becoming consumed by a rainbow of colors, and then having the rainbow explode, resulting in the painting of all the CAPOWers in the room, including her, with random colors, and in SD-Josephine's extreme surprise she missed the ground completely and wafted through the air to the other side of the room.
"Great," said SD-Rekishi, staring at Evil Super Deformed Magical Girl Hyper Mai, who was dancing in midair and unleashing random bursts of pure nervous and sugar energy. "That's just _great_. As if we need _more_ evil hyperactivity. It's the Pepsi Fiasco all over again..."
"MAAAAIIIIIIII-CHAAANN!" exclaimed SD-Emiko.
Rekishi furrowed his brow, and dived calmly to avoid a bright pink blast of light. "I wonder if it's possible to get intoxicated by chocolate..."
"Hey!" called a voice from the air. "What's going on here?"
SD-Emiko stared at SD-Josephine. "How did you --"
"I see." SD-Emiko furrowed her brow as well. "And isn't your hair supposed to be red?"
"Yeah," said SD-Josephine, taking a seat in midair and running a hand through her pink hair. She looked up. "Not reaching her, huh?"
"No -- whoa!" SD-Emiko ducked to avoid another blast of hyper energy.
"Well... If you want to get a handle on her," suggested SD-Damien, "there's always psychology, like reverse psychology. You could just tell her, 'Don't not destroy us with the powers you don't have.'"
The CAPOW collective (SDed of course) thought for a bit. Murmurs of "Do not destroy us with the powers you do not have" could be heard, as everyone tried to figure out that logic.
"Wait a minute... If that's the reverse of what you want to happen, then she'll try to destroy us with the powers that she does have!" SD-Anne shouted at SD-Damien.
He shrugged. "I never said it'd work... This is a brainstorming session, right?" Just then, a thundercloud came overhead. Thunder crackled. Lighting struck (SD Josephine, who was having bad luck that day) and then... brains started falling.
Everyone groaned, Anne whomped Damien, and the regular conversation ensued with the undertone "This isn't Xanth!" trickling away.
[Joseph Sutedja wrote]
"How about guilt and shame? That always worked on me," said SD-Rekishi.
"No, no, no..." interjected SD-Madoka, seated next to SD-Chika (whom she sometimes referred to as "my sweet little tax deduction"). "Children need structure! Be firm, but fair --"
"Then, offer them money!" said SD-Jinx, earning her several odd looks, especially from the still-floating SD-Josephine.
SD-Jinx didn't particularly like those odd looks, so she wandered off to another desk. This one was... different. It wasn't hentai, but it felt... weird. She looked at the nameplate. "RL-Damien"
"Oh," her mouth became a cute SD-Circle which caused SD-Susano's brain to explode, even tho he wasn't around... However, RL-Susa's brain will explode when he sees this part.
Innyway, it explained the wierdness part. Then, a TV at the far end of the desk came on. There were video game graphics, some RPG, rather crude. SD-Jinx looked at the system, Sega Genesis. That puzzled her. Nobody used those old 16-bit systems anymore. The screen flickered a bit, then the game, by itself started playing. It was a large strategic battle. SD-Jinx didn't quite
understand it, but she was surprised when the graphics suddenly became much better and...
.. The characters hopped off of the screen. "Darksol must be this way!" One of them - a man in armor with orange-red hair and a sword - said. "Shining Force! Charge!!!"
"Just a minute," another, this a woman in SD-priest robes (they had to be, since all of the characters, 30 or so, were SDs.) "We've got to change the cartridge." Four of the characters hopped atop the Genesis and pulled out the cartridge, while two others got a new one. They switched it over, and the new game started again. This one was slightly different, but the same effect happened: soon, there were about 60 SD RPG characters running around the desk.
[Joseph Sutedja wrote]
"I think," said SD-Nana quietly, "you should just tell her how much we love her, and she'll know the right thing to do."
"That could be lumped under 'guilt and shame'..." observed SD-Ryan.
"If you're going to deal with kids, you have to be gentle," said SD-Miko.
"Yeah," agreed SD-Anne, who had decided that she didn't qualify as a kid anymore. "She has to know that if she did something bad, it's her responsibility, and she has to punish herself."
"Why don't we just give her a time out?" asked SD-Marie optimistically.
"That way, she'll have time to think about what she did..."
"Ah, just tell her we'll take away her pager and her compact discs and her cellular phone and her big pants..." said SD-Hunter.
"Uh-huh," said SD-Josephine, taking stock of all the ideas. "I think I know what to do..." She drifted up in the air to ESDMGH-Mai's level. "MAI-CHAN!" she yelled, at close proximity.
ESDMGH-Mai turned to her. "Konban wa, Josephine-chan!" she said cheerfully, preparing a blast of hyperactive energy. She giggled evilly.
Well, at least she'd got her attention. For the moment. "Um, hi, Mai-chan," said SD-Josephine. She cleared her throat. "You know, we've always been here for you, providing for your future and stuff... so don't you _dare_ kill us or it'll be the belt for you! Uh, what I mean is, we'll give you Beanie Babies and a Playstation and CDs and stuff if you don't kill us, unless you were planning to do the opposite of what we say, in which case, please, go ahead and kill us, unless you were planning to do the opposite of the _opposite_ of what we say, in which case, er, we'll make you sit in the corner and make you think about what you did until you're ready to say you're sorry! Er, unless you decide that what you were wrong and we were right, in which case you can choose your own punishment, but if you don't, we'll, we'll -- we'll take away your Playstation and your CDs and we'll tear up your Beanie Babies!" She looked down. The rest of CAPOW looked at her expectantly. She turned back to ESDMGH-Mai. "Um, we love you?"
ESDMGH-Mai giggled, drunkenly this time. "But if you were all dead, it would be no fun..." She held up both of her hands, palms up. "CHI..."
"Oh, _shit_," decided SD-Josephine.
SD-Damien shrugged. "And there is ONE good reason why not to listen to me... At least get someone who KNOWs a bit about reverse-Psych next time."
[Joseph Sutedja wrote]
A general uproar came from the ground below. It boiled down to, "Good one, Joseph!" although not in so many non-offensive words.
The room filled with strong gusts of night air, shooting wildly in every direction. And as everyone was blown to a different part of the room, they found themselves getting lighter, and smaller (as if they weren't small enough already!), and younger...
The collective 60 characters from the two games ended up in various parts of the room. "Hey!" One shouted out, "Can we skirmish, now?"
"I guess so!" Came a reply.
"Let's pick sides!"
"I get May!"
"Me! The centaur."
"Okay... Who's the other one?"
"Me... Er... I think?"
Eventually... "Heck with it! Let's just fight with whoever we've got closest. Okay?"
The CAPOWers (who could hear, and, considering the volume, that would be everyone," had grown a few sweatdrops in the interim.
One character, a Centaur in armor with a large bazooka like contraption on his shoulder grabbed SD-Emiko and SD-Madoka. "C'mon you two. I'm Lyle... you're on our side."
Taking a cue from Lyle, the other characters started picking up CAPOWers right a left, and prepping for the skirmish.
Meanwhile (love that word?) A Evil, Hyper Mai hovered above it all... And a figure with billowing cloaks and white horns on his helmet appeared next to her. "So," said he, "You're evil, now..."
Jinx scratched her head and frowned. "Who are all these people?!" She shrieked. The desk was now a mob of SD's, including Mai overhead. "Okay Jinxie, two ways to go: either stop confusion... or add on to it." She grinned. "Or... take care of the problem my own way." Life here at the retreat has been pretty boring so far. She reached for a pencil and began sketching. When she was done, a Super Soaker 2001 appeared. She threw the pencil down and hefted the SS2001 onto her shoulders. "OKAY EVERYONE!!" She yelled at the top of her lungs. "GET LOST BEFORE I KNOCK YOU ALL OFF!!" A few people stopped to look, but everyone else ignored her. She shrugged and pumped up the gun.
She pulled the trigger and a powerful stream of water shot out, so powerful, it slammed Jinx into the crowd behind her. Fortunately, it knocked several people off the edge of the desk. They landed softly (1) on the floor beneath them. She continued knocking everyone off the desk, until several of them began to gang up on her...
Several weirdos crowded around her and hoisted her over the group, forming a somewhat mosh pit. (2) She dropped the SS2001 somewhere along the way to the edge and they tossed her over. She shriekd as she hit the ground with a loud thump.
"Okay so that didn't work as well as I planned..." sh rubbed her back and glanced around. The several SD characters she had knocked off were charging straight for her.
[Ryan Matheuszik wrote]
Meanwhile (it's _ME_ who loves that word), Miko and Mika were wandering around another desk on the other side of the room.
Mika stared up at a large dagger embedded in the desk. "Mreow! Mika thinks this desk is different from the rest somehow..."
"Gee, you think so?" Miko replied sarcastically, leaning against a defused grenade. "What gave you that idea?"
The desk they were occupying was large, and covered with drawings by different artists, papers with different stories on them, various weapons, CDs, and small electronics. In one corner a CD-Man sat idle, cords leading from it towards the wall and over the edge of the desk. On the other side of the desk were piles of comic books.
"I think," spoke Ryan as he climbed onto the desk to join the two others, "that this is my RL's desk...". He pressed PLAY on the CD-Man, which started to play "In The Go Zone" by ACDC. "In fact, I'm sure of it..."
* * * *
"AAARRRGH! SLOW DOWN!" RL-Chris shouted from the back seat of RL-Ryan's car as RL-Ryan swerved back into the correct lane from what he jokingly called "oncoming traffic land".
"Slow down?" Replied RL-Ryan, "We have to get to, let's see... here Ian, hold this..." and with that Ryan let go of the steering wheel to pull a rumpled sheet of paper from his jacket. RL-Ian grabbed for the wheel as RL-Ryan unfolded the paper and scanned inside. "We have to get to Westminster, Maryland in the next 5 hours or we'll be late..." RL-Ryan finished, jamming the paper back inside his pocket and taking the wheel from a very awake RL-Ian. "We need backup, and Diskan, and Sparky, and that means we need RL-Anne...."
[Ace Ban Dage wrote]
A few hours later, Ryan pulled up to Western Maryland College. Shuffling up the stairs there was a little note Anne's door. It read:
Went home for Thanksgiving break
By this time, RL-Ian was slapping his forhead, RL-Chris was banging his fists against the wall and RL-Ryan just shrugged his shoulders and said, "It's just a couple more hours drive. What's the big deal?"
Yet another hour later, listening to the most obscure music they could find on Ryan's Tape deck....
"Ryan, do you agree with me that it's the stupidest thing to have to make a right to just make a left here?" asked RL-Ian.
"Shut up, Ian!" growled Ryan as he flamboyantly made a left from the left hand lane past onrushing traffic.
Finally, after another hour, the fearless trio located RL-Anne's house. What they didn't know was that RL-Ace was with her at the time planning the CAPOW con while watching Blue Seed. On screen was Momiji running around school in her underwear at school while being chased by vines. As they were about to press the doorbell, they heard a something zoom past.
"Didn't that sound like a rocket?" asked RL-Chris.
"Nah, it's too low flying," remarked RL-Ryan.
[Ryan Matheuszik wrote]
Just then there was a thumping and banging noise from RL-Ryan's trunk.
"Ummm, what was that?" asked RL-Ian.
"Oh ya! I almost forgot", explained RL-Ryan as he opened the trunk revealing a dishevelled Damien. "I picked him up before I left to meet you guys... he was a bit reluctant to go at first though..."
"So. tell me again. What are we here for?" RL-Damien asked, as he brushed himself off. RL-Chris was a little surprised, RL-Damien didn't seem too angry at Ryan.
Diskan stood and dusted herself off. The chibis seemed to have multiplied in number since she'd fallen off the table. They're were little fantasy characters running about. Diskan shook her head and shook her assitant awake. "Yo, rookie, get up."
Sparky woke and immediately began screaming. "AAAAAHHH!!!!! SDs!!!!!!!!!!" Diskan gave an exasperated sigh and coldcocked her partner. "Great, how the hell am I going to carry this bastard..." she muttered. She approached a dusty desk in the back of the room. "Hey She-Hulk!" Diskan yelled, climbing onto the surface and leaning against the computer. A six-inch tall green woman came out from behind the computer.
"Oh, hello, Diskan... What the hell?!" Jennifer Walters, aka She Hulk noticed the SD mess for the first time. "I see you have a problem."
Diskan nodded. "I'm going to get the RLs, but I need you to carry this idiot." Diskan pointed to the sprawled Sparky. She-Hulk nodded. "I guess Chirpa can guard the Evas..."
Diskan looked over at the furry bear. "You sure?"
Jen nodded. "Yep. Ewoks are real tough. Didn't you see Return of the Jedi? Hey, Chirpa! I have to go. You guard those Evas now! I don't want anyone getting a hold of them! Use Ryo-ohki and Goku if you have to!"
"Chub wub nub!" answered Chirpa.
She-Hulk hefted the two foot tall Sparky and jumped to the ground. "You coming, Diskan?" Diskan nodded and followed.
Note: Essentially, She-Hulk, Chirpa, Goku and Ryo-ohki are all action figures I have on my desk. She-Hulk and Chirpa are in charge of guarding the Eva action figures I have on my desk. Now if any of the Chibis can get past Chirpa, well, then they have a crackat the Evas...