Morobu's sleep is interrupted abruptly by a shaking of the earth. It is not 地震
, but something is uprooting the beautiful camphor tree. Morobu gets up and backs away. A giant claw — Morobu's eyes follow up to the body of the beast — purple and green, with spots like a keyboard's, and a hard shell: a takaashigani
more than a hundred meters tall.
Its slow booming voice makes nearby bamboo quiver. "I shall avenge the dragon, once I have had breakfast. This broccoli looks good."
Morobu objects. "That is not broccoli, it was a beautiful camphor tree, and I was sleeping under it!"
waves one of its long antennae towards Morobu. "How did you grow this? It is delicious."
Morobu is puzzled. The monster has not even begun to eat the camphor tree. Perhaps it can taste through its shell? "Yes,"
comes the reply to the un-asked question. "Fujisystems autosensing claws. They taste, hear, measure pressure, and detect currents both aquatic and electric! But where is more broccoli?"
Without thinking, Morobu waves back over his shoulder. "Away off to your left. You'll find a gray beach beyond rice-fields. You—" but before he finishes this, he sees the earth curling up. He is at the bottom of a huge bowl, and he can see the very rice-paddies he was just mentioning, and further up the slope of the bowl, the gray beach of BlueCrab
where he found imagebot
, and Suruga Bay above that. The edge of the bowl ripples with each roar of MORE BROCCOLI
from the monster, who has now begun to levitate, starfish-like.
Now turning around, he sees the other rice-fields ahead of him. I see the mountain-pond! I bet I can find ucim's Temple of Cuelessness! Oh, and I can look for the Dojo! But is it permitted for pilgrims to gaze up at the Bowl of the Earth?
I apologize in advance, but any message that's so obscure that I don't notice on my own, will be painful to try to hunt for
yappobiscuits wrote: mrob27 wrote:
Indeed, perhaps the TARDIS
is a MusTARDIS
You were lucky to get away with that one!
I figured the punsaw would have to go through @balthasar_s
first, for the original punning
. But instead we got my newest favourite GIF-smiley-that's-really-a-PNG:
... so it's all treeish.
AluisioASG wrote: * stops smoking the flash drive
Huh. That gives "what are you smoking?" a whole new type of meaning...
My web-footed raptors will be honored and delighted to know they made it into your story. They're still fairly mellow and congenial, but there are so many of them it still causes quite a ruckus.
Glad to hear it!
Perhaps you're not the only one to notice that I gave your words to the character of mscha
in the story.
I did that by accident,
noticed the mistake before publishing the chapter, and decided to leave it because it would be funnier...
hmmm, I see what you mean...
is treeish, @ggh
The discussion of suitable pronouns for gender-identity of OTTers is interesting, but I'm a little more interested in stress patterns. How many syllables are there in "@adnapemit
" and which ones get the primary and secondary accent? Inquiring poetrybots want to know. (Yes, I know it's "timepanda" backwards, but that doesn't answer this question
Also, since a direct answer has been given
, I'll just point out that a subtle answer was given too: See OTT:1637:25
and note the change that was made when quoted at OTT:1638:6
BlitzGirl wrote: Ti rof tiaw.
That sounds like it could be Welsh.
Those words seem a bit short
But you know what they say... Gorau prinder, prinder geiriau.
I only just got around to figuring this out, and wow, that's epsilon
. It's a website that lets you tune into various radio frequencies (shortwave, amateur and commercial), many of which seem like normal radio stations
, and some of which are probably spies or space aliens or something. Apparently yours is called "Russian station UVB-76 (The Buzzer)"
: At OTT:1954:33
you said "I kept hitting the 'Quote' button at work, and nothing would happen."
I assume you're running the Multi-Quote script. When I hit the quote button, a text-entry area appears below the signature of the person I'm quoting, containing the contents of their post in BBcode, and editable with a "Save" button.