REPOST: RAC Challenge! #12
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Fri Nov 13 23:37:00 PST 2015
On 10/21/2015 8:28 PM, Arthur Spitzer wrote:
> the Conquestor, self-repairing child's toy from a far galaxy, modified
> by the evil Dr. Malevo, and now grown gigantic and run amuck;
That's a good backstory!
> "Killing me now would accomplish nothing."
> "Wrong!" snarled Mary Lu. "It'd give me a warm glow of great
> "Oh, well, fair enough," replied Dirk, after a moment's thought.
> "Tito? Tina? Are you in there?"
> No they are not. They will soon be needed in Belgium, which is where I
> have sent them in My infinite wisdom and infinite power.
> "Is that as good as Ultimate Wisdom?"
> "I don't know, Tempo the Arch-Wizard was pretty wise."
> Please listen! I wouldn't want to have to smite you!
> But reality is what I wish it to be. I am All powerful, All mighty and
> All lecturing, among All other "All"s
I mean, if you need to introduce a device to sort out a bunch of dueling
retcons, having God Itself do it isn't half-bad!
> Although she took her husband's name, she hyphenated it with her own
> Dirk thought a moment.
> "Myrna Lent-Malevo???" he asked curiously?
> Myrna Malevo-Lent, actually
> "Myrna Malevo-Lent?!?! And yet she has no desire to conquer the
> "Hah!" barked Paragon in a harsh, bitter parody of laughter. Then he
> sighed. "It's that old ferricious isotope Iron-E acting up again."
> "And when it does the whole universe from creation to destruction will
> have a sort of continuity?"
> Yes. A sort of retroactive continuity, if you will
> A moment's silence. Again.
> Well, I must go and spread throughout the universe and all space-time
> and all eternity.
> Dirk knew now that all his dreams and recurring hallucinations were
> merely psychic flash-forwards, a series of unconscious premonitions of
> actual future events--or at least actual potential future events.
> Yes, even the incredibly convoluted dream within a dream, where
> initially he thought the battle with Spurgo the murderous metallic
> monster and fledgling baseball manager was part of a dream, only to
> discover that he really did fight Spurgo and that the entire vividly
> realistic sequence of events culminating in the super-powerisation of
> Brussels was the real dream, turned out to be not a dream, but really
> real. At least at some point in the future it would all eventually
Sure, good enough! (I mean you don't have to take the retcon-linking *that* far...)
> Here he is in 2005 battling Malevo (who had indeed gained a new
> body--a very surprising new body) in an attempt to prevent the
> distribution of the evil enhancer drug...
> Here he is, 12 years old, playing with his new Christmas present: a
> brightly coloured superball which his adult consciousness, with the
> benefit of future-hindsight now recognises as the Ultimate Marble...
> Here he is at the bottom of the Marianas Trench of the far future, a
> quarter of a second before an A-bomb obliterates the Dixon City of the
> far future. He had finally learned to teleport himself--all he lacked
> was reasonable control of his destination. The immense pressure at the
> bottom of the ocean began to take it's toll...
This is. Actually reallyreally cool? I didn't expect this to start feeling truly
epic, but you know, I'm digging it...
> Here he is, relaxing, talking to the Supreme Being over a daiquiri,
> who explained to him the identity of the shadowy figure in the lab
> that day of the Point of Departure. "So it was just Henry R. Broaddus,
> who had dropped in to see how RAC Challenge was going, because he was
> away from the net for a while?"
*pfffftsnerk* I mean, I suppose that works. <3
> "That's good. It'll be nice for you to die relieved!" a low menacing
> female voice said.
> "Mary Lu! I'd forgotten about her!" murmured Dirk to himself.
> "So had everyone else, apparently!" she snarled, with a withering look
> towards Bill Keir, who wrote himself out in an instant, saying "sorry,
> Dirk, you're on your own now."
:D I love metafiction.
> "I don't care" snarled Mary. "That was when I lifted the Ultimate
> Marble from you. You are defenceless and doomed."
> Ultimate Destructive EyeBeams speared out from Mary Lu's retinas,
> blasting Paragon full force. And then the entire lab, weakened too
> much by the Divine Vocal Chords, tons and tons of concrete and steel,
> collapsed on top of both of them...
YEAH. Another good cliffhanger!
> See, I enjoyed all the previous chapters so much I tried to put as
> much of all of them back in continuity that I could!
Hell yes. <3 Inclusiveness is generally a good idea, and this was a good chapter.
Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, superkapow!
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