Monday, December 17, 2007

Koma's Kosmic Odyssey - A traitor amoung us


We arrive on the planets surface but something is wrong.

"These are not the co-ordinates where we are supposed to end up Koma." says Alicia Quest.

Ayris is hanging out the back of our little group. His eyes are darting forth and back looking for something. I don't mention anything about it cause my sensors are going haywire. Alicia's confirms that I'm not making this stuff up.

"Somethings coming. A lot of somethings flying right at us." she says slightly alarmed.

"You see both of them?" I ask.

"What do you mean Koma?" she asks at first. "Oh yes. Two different groups. Winged?"

"The townsfolk weren't winged Koma." says Tran.

I look again at Aryis and he's sweating a bit. I'm quite sure all of this has happened because of him. Can't prove it, yet.

"Austin can't we teleport away from here?" demands Chroma.

And of course we can't there's something jamming my connection to the ship.

"No." I tell Chroma. "We're either running or fighting. I'd expect a bit of both."

"We're sitting ducks out here. Cover would be a good idea." said Tran stating the obvious.

Unfortunately by the time we get to any cover they'll be on us. We make a break for it anyway. I order Ayris to run interference, but soon as he hit the sky he was shot down. The fire continued but only from the flyers from the north.

"Alicia shields up, NOW!" I order. I do the same in the hope that they hold out long enough.

We get to some shelter behind a cliff face from the flyers shooting at us. The volley of fire then stops.
"The flyers from the south are attacking the ones from the north." explains Alicia.

I use the pause in fire to look back for Ayris. He's gone. My sensors confirm his location and my suspicions. Right in the middle of the flyers who attacked us.

"Take Alicia and Tran and find a good place to lie low for a while." I tell Chroma. "I'm going after Ayris."

She gives me that look you get from women that says they think your crazy.

"I know I'm crazy but he's me responsibility." I tell her.

"Just blow up the damn bomb you put in his head." she replies.

"Yes dear. I'll be back before dinner." I call over me shoulder as I race out into the open to find the traitor.

"Over confident bastard." I hear her mutter. "Leaves me to look after the kids, while he has all the fun."

I race across the open desert. Straight for Ayris' position. While dodging blasts I get a look at the opposing parties. One is very ugly the other very human-ish. If you can call people who have wings human-ish.
I spot Ayris with the ugly ones. He sticks out like an Aryan needle in a very ugly haystack. From here all I have to do is press the red button and the bomb in his head goes boom.

I press it and nothing happens. I check the controller, nothing wrong with the signal.

"Oh Koma?" interrupts Ayris. "You should have gone with the others."

I look around and I'm surrounded by the ugly things.

"Goodbye!" smiles Ayris.

"Oh carp!" I mutter as the ugly things fire.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Meme'd again

This is a Splotchy story meme -

Why am I doing it?

Cause I think I can write a better Splotchy story than anyone else.

I woke up hungry. I pulled my bedroom curtain to the side and looked out on a hazy morning. I dragged myself into the kitchen, in search of something to eat. I reached for a jar of applesauce sitting next to the sink, and found it very cold to the touch. I opened the jar and realized it was frozen.

(You start your story like that! Oh my God! How utterly droll. Do you have no understanding of how to write a dramatic opening scene. Obviously not. Oh well I'll try and spice it up from here on)

Frozen Applesauce could only men one thing. Apple man was back in town.
Yes that gawd awful Apple-man. Always with his stupid pal The Fishmonger. You can smell The Fishmonger before you meet him. Apple-man has blocked sinuses so he doesn't smell The Fishmonger at all. Lucky him.

So I went without breakfast and decided to hunt down Apple-man and kick his ass.

(See how much better the story goes now. We've got an antagonist and a protagonist. We also have a stinky side-kick for comedy relief as well.)

I found Apple-man at his favourite hang out the Orchard Bar.

It was a dark and dingy place. The kind where scum like Apple man like to hang out at. You'll find all kinds at the Orchard Bar. Low life's, White trash, and of course nefarious villains and their stinky side-kicks.
White Trash and Low Life's

"Why if it isn't Splotchy, our favourite little play thing Fishmonger." said Apple-man sarcastically.

"Yeah! You'd think he hadn't had his breakfast." replied the stinky Fishmonger.

They both had a little chuckle. I let them.

"Your buying me a new can of Applesauce." I tell them.

"Oh really and just how are you planning to make us do this." scoffed Apple-man.

I pulled out my revolver and aimed at Apple-man's head. "Will this do?" I asked.

"I don't believe you have the guts to do that Splotchy." says Apple-man a thin wicked smile on his face. He takes a sip from his drink, just to prove that he doesn't care.

So I shot him.

I made applesauce out of his large apple head. More than enough for many breakfasts.

End of Splotchy story.

I choose not to Meme anyone else, cause some people hate meme's.

Koma's Kosmic Odyssey - Something goes wrong

The planet loomed large on the bridges screen display.
"Oxygen, Nitrogen atmoshpere. Water, polar ice caps, 3 oceans, an inland fresh water sea on the southern continent." Tran rattled off the readings from the preliminary scans. He and Alicia Quest were at the main controls.

"There's a set of large cities in the northern continent, but they are empty of all life." informed Alicia. "The main population is on the land between the inland sea and the coast regions on the western side of the southern continent."

"Radiation readings on the empty cities?" I ask Alicia.

"Background radiation is safe but it appears that there was a huge nuclear detonation eminiating" Alicia zooms into one of the cities of the northern continent.

"It looks like what was a power plant of some sort." guesses Christine. "A huge one."

"Yes its about the size of New York." adds Tran. "The power it generated would have been immense."

"Radiation readings confirm this was the center of the catastrophe." agrees Alicia.

"So they had a fracking huge Chernobyl and moved south for the nuclear winter. Big deal." complains Ayris. "Aren't we supposed to find that intruder that stole Alicia's identity and then hijacked Koma's cosmic power toy. This is about revenge lets find the bitch, kick some ass, and get home."

We all went silent for a few seconds. I had no idea Aryis felt this way.

"Tran have we located where the intruder is." I ask breaking the awkward silence.

"Her energy signature points to just north of the inland sea." answers Tran. "Right in the middle of the main population."

I devised a plan for our infiltration of the population. Amazingly the aliens were humaniod. It seems that Gene Roddenberry was right the apex of all evolution is the humaniod biped. Either that or there was a great coincidence happening. Leaving the ship in orbit we would teleport to the surface outside one of the small towns and make our way to the intruders location. Learning all we could as we went.

It was a good plan. Unfortunatley we didn't get a chance to implement it.
The ship shook as an energy beam of great power hit.

The emergency claxon rang out.

"Can we move Tran?" I shout.

"Main engines are out, we only have thrusters." he answers huridly.

"Power core is stable Koma. Life support is failing though." reports Alicia.

"Set the ship in high orbit, power down and, hope they don't hit it again." I order.

Tran and Alicia work furiosly and are able to do it.

"What now fearless leader?" asks Aryis sarcastically. "Life support is running out there's only one option."

He was right. I teleported us to the planets surface.