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Monday, April 23, 2007

Same song, different verse...

...a little bit louder and a whole lot worse.

This week's Audience Participation Monday is a twist on last week's. Because I'm a little curious about what's on the other side of that door, we'll be continuing our APM Noir, except now it's gone from a film noir to an Ed Wood film. Fans of cheesy sci-fi, get yer ray guns up!

Babs, our tough-talking Brooklyner (Brooklynite? Brooklynese? Brooklyneer?) has been unceremoniously ousted from the offices of one Lazlo Kovaks. Let's leave Kovaks for later and focus on Babs. What multi-headed alien monsters await her behind the mysterious office door? What is in store for her?

So what's the catch? It seems like some people (and you know who you are) have been, for lack of a better word, hogging the yarn-spinning a bit, sometimes sending the narrative off in directions the rest of us are mildly confused by. Others of you are feeling intimidated when some among us shine a little too brightly (I'll be expecting a contribution from you this week, Brannon.). And some people just write weird shit.

It's time to level the playing field a bit. This week, you can only add to the story exactly seven words at a time. Not six, not eight, SEVEN. Articles count as a word. For strings of hyphenated words, count each word. I'll be happy to field any further clarification you may need as to the rules. After you have added your seven words, you have to wait to post again until at least one other person goes. In other words, you can't post twice in a row.

Are your warp drives ready? Your fazer-guns set to "stunning"?

It's time for the
EGALITARIAN HORDES FROM PLANET 7!!!

42 comments:

Tyson said...

Babs looked up. An eerie orange haze

Tammy said...

spiraled ominously from the ship's main thruster

Elaine said...

The Googlax have attacked. You know what

Brannon said...

to do when the Googlax are attacking.

(Elaine helped :)

Deidre said...

She knew. "And a one, and a

Tammy said...

...wait. What comes after one? Babs paused.

Brannon said...

"oh yeah, I remember, its and a. . . "

Elaine said...

two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight...

Billyfish said...

"Wait", said Babs. "Aren't the Googlax our

Tammy said...

allies? Why, then, are they attacking us?!

Billyfish said...

"Babs, it's clear", said Slim, "they want...

Elaine said...

La Azul Vaca to help them to...

Billyfish said...

...eradicate the coniferous forests of Bunyan Woods.

Tyson said...

"Don't they have a cream for Bunyans?"

Erin said...

asked Babs, with a look on her face

Tammy said...

reminiscent of a Googlax on crack. She

Billyfish said...

...knew the Bunyan Woods on the planet...

Tyson said...

were home to tiny invertebrates which could

Tammy said...

,when combined with dust from La Azul

Deidre said...

Vaca, be creamed in a Cuisinart to

Billyfish said...

produce a powerful aphrodisiac. So strong was...

Tammy said...

this lusty alien potion of love, that

Tyson said...

the cuisinarts used to make it were

Elaine said...

instantly animated to life with unusually large...

Tammy said...

chopping blades (shame on you, filthy minds).

Billyfish said...

Meanwhile, back on the ship, Babs hastily...

Tyson said...

(I'm bending the rules so the story can be read in one chunk!)

Tyson said...

Babs looked up. An eerie orange haze spiraled ominously from the ship's main thruster. The Googlax have attacked. You know what to do when the Googlax are attacking. She knew. "And a one, and a ...wait. What comes after one? Babs paused. "oh yeah, I remember, its and a. . . " two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight... "Wait", said Babs. "Aren't the Googlax our allies? Why, then, are they attacking us?! "Babs, it's clear", said Slim, "they want La Azul Vaca to help them to eradicate the coniferous forests of Bunyan Woods. "Don't they have a cream for Bunyans?" asked Babs, with a look on her face reminiscent of a Googlax on crack. She knew the Bunyan Woods on the planet were home to tiny invertebrates which could, when combined with dust from La Azul Vaca, be creamed in a Cuisinart to produce a powerful aphrodisiac. So strong was this lusty alien potion of love, that the cuisinarts used to make it were instantly animated to life with unusually large chopping blades (shame on you, filthy minds). Meanwhile, back on the ship, Babs hastily

Tyson said...

tried to recall how to speak Googlaxese

Tammy said...

,but failing, consulted her Book of Words.

Billyfish said...

"Flim-Flam" was the word she first...

Erin said...

tried, in a wavering, tentative voice, but

Tammy said...

was met only by looks of confusion

Billyfish said...

from her crew, who were still wondering...

Tyson said...

about that door she came through earlier.

Elaine said...

Why did the door glow so purple?

Billyfish said...

Beyond the door, Lazlo wrestled with the...

Tammy said...

titanium restraints on his wrists and ankles

Billyfish said...

having been placed there by Babs as...

Tammy said...

both entertainment and a security measure. Lazlo...

Billyfish said...

...knew the purple glowing of the door could...

Tammy said...

really only mean one thing. The end.