Sunday, October 07, 2007

Koma's Kosmic Odyssey - A new tail

You know those bits in Star Trek when everyone starts falling about the place. Its just the camera man shaking the camera in a vain attempt to make the poor acting of the cast look well, more lame. As we found out, in a zero gravity environment its so much worse.
"Koma!" screamed Christine floating upside down in front of me. "I thought you had an artifical gravity thing in this piece of retro space junk?" I know when I'm in trouble with my nordic mistress of steel, she calls me Koma.
"Christine honey." I began explaining. "The cosmic maelstrom is screwing with the everything but life support and propulsion. Just be thankful that you can breathe and that we're getting out of this." But as usual when you try to use logic to diffuse an angry woman it just backfires.
"Well honey you'd better be thankful I can't control where I'm going. Cause I'd be screwing with your face." snapped back my petulant platinum paramoor. She floated angrily out of the control room.

In floated Ayris who began taunting me.
"Koma's log....stardate....who cares." begins Ayris in his best James T. Krik impression. "Its four days into this cosmic catastrophe and we still haven't found our way out of the maelstrom. Everyone is snapping at each other. Alicia Quest went into her quarters two days ago and hasn't come out. Tran and I haven't slept since this started. I fear we will all die. Oh and my girlfriend hates me. Hahahaha!"

"I'm glad your enjoying this little trip Ayris." I reply sarcasticly. "Are you going to help or are you just going to wait till I threaten to blow your head off for the thirteenth time."

Ayris was going to give his "Koma you don't have the balls to set off the charge that you put in my head..." reply when suddenly the artifical gravity was returned. Ayris hit the floor with a "WHOMP!". Then Tran ran in.
"Artifical gravity's back on and sensors have detected the edge of the maelstrom. We're getting out of here!" he screamed.

So within 2 hours everyone is quite happy and we are approaching a small 4 planet star system. The trail that the intruder left is so still amazingly strong. Sensors analyse the four planets as we get there and its the fourth planet from the sun that's drenched in the intruders energy signature. Tran goes to sleep, so does Christine. Ayris dissapears back to his room and I'm left alone in the control room alone.

I begin to feel different. Its probably just the fact I haven't slept in a week. I look at my hands and they're glowing. The energy continues to grow around me. Pulsating bright and its all I can see.

I wake up on the floor and everyone is above me looking down on me.

"Whats happened?" I ask.

"Ummm how do I tell you this..." begins Christine.

"Your legless Koma." says Ayris bluntly.

I look down and all I see is a purple tail.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Once more unto the breach

The ship is ready to fly through the cosmic maelstrom. Well thats what I tell everyone except Dr Tran. Cause he knows like me that there are way too many unknowns to prepare for everything that could happen in a cosmic maelstrom. Oh and I've finally been given permission to show you a pic of the fabulous Dr Tran. There he is on the right in white.
I've chosen a few to come with me. Christine, Tran, Ayris and Alicia Quest.
You might not remember Alica Quest. She was supposed to be the Administrator before some shape shifting intruder from the cosmic maelstrom came and stole her life. She was brain damaged and left for dead by the intruder. I was able to get her up and about again using my synthoid technology. She used the synthoid the tech to find out what ASIO and "Quark" knew about the intruder. She really relished doing that. She impressed me so much I got Major Falstaff to assign her to Spearhead so I could manage her recuperation personally.
So with the team finalised and the ship ready all we had to do was get the ship into the maelstrom and follow the intruder's trail.
"Koma how are you getting the ship from the hanger to the slipstream lab? Its way too big to fit thorugh the corridors and the slipstream lab is at least a kilometer underground in the first place." Tran often states the obvious.
"Hmmm your right there Tran but you know how the slipstream lab is bigger than the hanger we're in right now. It'll fit the ship quite easily." I answer.
"But how?" asks Tran again not thinking it through enough. And then.
"Oh!" exclaims Tran when the penny drops way too late and the ship and ourselves are instantly teleported into the slipstream lab.
"So your taking us through a cosmic storm in that?" asks Ayris sarcastically.
"I was expecting something cooler than that Koma." adds Alicia Quest.

"I agree." I answer. "There wan't anytime to make it cool, its got to be able to withstand the maelstrom."
"What do you call it?" asked Christine.
"The Cosmic Express." I beam.
"More like the Cosmic Blimp, Koma." says Ayris.

I ignore him and we all get aboard.
"Turbines to power. Engines to speed." I call from the helm.
"Its FAB. Koma" replies Tran.

"Geeks in Space." snaps Ayris.

"Maelstrom open and ready." informs Tran.

"And Where We Land This Time Is anybody's Guess." I say as I activate the engines. The Blimp's thrusters explode and we enter the maelstrom.