Friday, October 21, 2005

Starbucker: day 4, uh-bubbubbbubbuuub

The suns continue to beat down upon the two remaining contestants, who have now gone for four days with no food, water, sleep, shelter, coffee or donuts...

The wind has a name in the desert, but it's barely known... and hasn't been seen for some time... all is still... quiet... dry...

Fluke continues to stand... he wobbles occasionally... he glances upward only rarely.

He's hurting. He's breaking down both mentally and physically. Over the last 24 hours, the Darth Pony has nudged him, kicked him, swished his face with it's tail and brayed loudly in his ear, yet he will not give.

When he's able to muster a clear thought, it's about emerging from the show as the victor... it's about setting the plastic bust of JJ that he might win upon the shelf at his home alongside such other reminders and mementos of notable accomplishments, such as the 9-pin no tap championship trophy, the trampoline championship trophy, and the pan flute participant ribbon.

But, oh, how he aches... and the troopers that dismounted from the Darth Pony, they help not... they beckon him down...




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It all seems so realistic... but nerds that dress like troopers don't really score babes like those, do they?



Occasionally, he wastes his energy - a LOT of energy - taking mad swings at the pony, or hollering rubbish at the troopers, or gnawing on the shield of his blaster helmet. Then he will realize what he's doing, and then look around to see if others saw him... and invariably, there is Yoda... taunting him... pointing at him... laughing at him...



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"No, no! Laughing with you, I am, Young Starbucker"

How does Yoda do it? What kind of madness is this, that a creature that would be at home in the swamp could possibly survive... even seem to thrive in the desert heat?


He hears babbly-wabbling to his left, and quickly glances over...




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Metinks yousa bouta loosa, yousa bouta loosa, yousa bouta loosa, etc



He tries to reply, but is interrupted by beeping to his right, so he quickly glances over there...



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I say, Master Starbucker, your odds are diminishing rapidly


He begins to reply, but is distracted by a commotion behind him, his spins around...

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great goblins of Gondor




He tries to jump down to help, but his feet are too heavy for jumping... Instead of jumping, his body begins to lean forward... his attention goes to the ground beneath his platform...





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a sarlacc is drawing him in...



...he leans toward it, further and further, he cannot help it... and he falls, and falls, and falls, for what seems an eternity, as he hears a distant forlorn piece reminiscent of dear old grampy's playing that used to spook him silly when he was younger...




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waaa-wah-wah

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1 Comments:

Blogger JawaJuice said...

Ahhh...at least you got a nice show to see you off...

7:50 AM, October 22, 2005  

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