[MV] The Super Wizard From Space #45: The Red Hand Of General Dragutin, part 2

Andrew Perron pwerdna at gmail.com
Sun Jun 8 14:45:51 PDT 2014

On 6/4/2014 10:40 PM, Wil Alambre wrote:<snip>
 > "Trifko *understood* the sacrifice I asked of him. As did
 > *Cvjetko*. They recognized a greater good than themselves
 > and did their duty. Like *soliders*." Sharper than I meant
 > to make it, but I need to nip this insubordination in the
 > bud.

Ahhhhhh, wasn't sure if this trope was going to be applicable.

 > "No. You stay in the bird's nest. I'll do it myself."
 > There's a worried look on his face, so I reassure him with
 > smile and a pat to his back. "No judgement on you, Vaso.
 > I've been stuck in one place for a long time with little but
 > frozen inmates for company. The old man just wants a chance
 > to stretch his legs."
 > "Yes, General."

But a better, more sympathetic instance of the trope than most.

 > But not now. The rivers are empty. Not a single ship on
 > them. The night airwaves are quiet. No radio waves. No
 > cellular signals. The world isn't dead. Farms look to be
 > recently tended. None of the structures look overgrown or
 > ruined. Unlit. Maybe abandoned. No accidents, no
 > disasters... so where *is* everyone?
 > "Wizzzard? SZzzuper WizzZZard?" Other voices joining in. A
 > growing droning mass. A familiar buzzing noise. Surrounding
 > me.
 > The puddle shifts. Bubbles and boils up into form and
 > substance. As the gel rise, I can see its semi-transparent.
 > Oddly geometrical lines weaved within. Circuits caught in
 > honey.

OHSHIT. Did the Monster Bees convert an entire planet? o.o

 > The gelatinous clump settles into a small female form. A
 > feeble shape, with bits sized wrong for her scraggly frame.
 > Tiny hands on long arms. Big feet on thin legs. Short
 > mannish hair on a ball of a head.
 > The encircling cacophony dies with a punctuated, threatening
 > introduction. "SZzzibylla. SZzwarm. And QUEEN!”


Wait, but if-- o.o

 > One of the things that kept this arc from being posted
 > was me overthinking it. Not that there’s anything wrong
 > with plotting and and planning and outlining, but it was
 > getting in the way of actually *writing*. I had started
 > this series to get into a habit of writing regularly, and
 > as such, was going to let the plot come out by the seat
 > of my pants.
 > If I don’t make a reasonable weekly schedule, then please
 > remind me to just sit down and get words to paper.

Ugh, I know that feeling. YOU CAN DO IT. u.uv

Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, wooooo!

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