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Re: The Pit, 5 parts
« Reply #90 on: April 11, 2014, 05:01:23 pm »
History has sentience, and you're postulating an observer-created universe?

You, sir, have gone too far.

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Re: The Pit, 5 parts
« Reply #91 on: April 11, 2014, 05:09:28 pm »
History has sentience, and you're postulating an observer-created universe?

You, sir, have gone too far.

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*I* didn't postulate ANYTHING.  YOU did.   :lulz:

And history SEEMS to have sentience and the observer-created universe isn't actually a universe, strictly speaking.
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Re: The Pit, 5 parts
« Reply #92 on: April 11, 2014, 05:33:45 pm »
 :lol:

So, I find myself speculating...

How WOULD one deal with a misbehaving century?  Imprisonment?  Execution?  Either would pose some interesting difficulties...
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Re: The Pit, 5 parts
« Reply #93 on: April 12, 2014, 02:32:14 am »
 :lulz: The band.

I like that you're throwing a little Baltimore in. I don't know why I like it, but I do.
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Re: The Pit, 5 parts
« Reply #94 on: April 12, 2014, 05:34:35 am »
:lulz: The band.

I like that you're throwing a little Baltimore in. I don't know why I like it, but I do.

1.  Yeah.  I've kind of had it up to here with the local pop channel.   :lulz:

2.  That's where the navy brig is that they keep "persons of interest".
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Re: The Pit, 5 parts
« Reply #95 on: April 12, 2014, 05:35:07 am »
:lol:

So, I find myself speculating...

How WOULD one deal with a misbehaving century?  Imprisonment?  Execution?  Either would pose some interesting difficulties...

Well, that will become self-evident before too long.
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Re: The Pit, 5 parts
« Reply #96 on: April 12, 2014, 04:44:46 pm »
:lulz: The band.

I like that you're throwing a little Baltimore in. I don't know why I like it, but I do.

1.  Yeah.  I've kind of had it up to here with the local pop channel.   :lulz:

2.  That's where the navy brig is that they keep "persons of interest".

It's also where they keep my accountant.  :lol:
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Re: The Pit, 5 parts
« Reply #97 on: April 14, 2014, 06:15:09 am »
Part 10

"Now, to form a bubbleverse, as has already been mentioned, takes a great deal of energy.  Consider, though, how many nuclear weapons were set off in the second half of the 20th century.  Also, Schroedinger's work has been interpreted as some to say that consciousness may have a direct influence on the universe itself...SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE"



I love this bit.

Great story, btw, just caught it today. Looking forward to more.
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Re: The Pit, 5 parts
« Reply #98 on: April 15, 2014, 12:17:56 am »
Caught up on this, what a way to return to PD!
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Re: The Pit, 5 parts
« Reply #99 on: April 15, 2014, 03:36:05 pm »
More will be added tomorrow.  I am too physically ill to concentrate on this today, thanks to HORRORBAG.
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« Reply #100 on: April 16, 2014, 04:25:44 pm »
Still HORRORBAG.

I have the attention span of a deranged cat today, because GASTRODEATH.

It's all written in my head, but HORRORBAG.
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Re: The Pit, 5 parts
« Reply #101 on: April 17, 2014, 08:20:07 pm »
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« Reply #102 on: April 17, 2014, 08:56:10 pm »
Get better.

I can kinda bend at the waist today.

I shall write tonight, I think.
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« Reply #103 on: April 18, 2014, 03:04:45 am »
Get better.

I can kinda bend at the waist today.

I shall write tonight, I think.

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Re: The Pit, 5 parts
« Reply #104 on: April 23, 2014, 03:52:13 pm »
Part 11

Frank

There is no sound so awful, so dread-inspiring, as an air raid siren.  Except for dozens of air raid sirens.  I staggered out of the tunnel right into the middle of The Blitz, as the aforementioned sirens wailed out London's terror to an absentee God.  Searchlights stabbed the sky, and the drum of Bofors anti-aircraft guns firing as fast as their loaders could jerk shells into the chute.

Here and there, the multiple thuds of bomb strings landing.  On the East end, from the looks of it...The poor bastards over there took it in the shorts 2 nights out of every three.   I hustled down the street, looking for a tube entrance.  Any port in a storm, as April showers bring May mass casualties, and I didn't plan on being one of them.

What I found instead was a building with all the lights on, and piss-poor blackout curtains.  It appeared to be a pub of some kind.  Curiousity overcoming fear, I ran through the door, into a bog-standard pub, with maybe a half-dozen people in it. 

Something didn't look right.  Their appearance, there was something off about it.  Shrugging, I went to the bar and ordered a lager.  As I sipped at it, I looked more closely at the people in the room.  Something about their clothes...

...Then a lady halfway down the bar flickered, like those two freaks back in the trenches.  I drew my pistols, and fired one round through the ceiling.

"Have I got everyone's attention?"

General Johnson

Janet and I appeared in a cramped living room.  Air raid sirens were howling somewhere nearby, alongside all the other noises of a city being destroyed.  Across the room, there was an open door, as if someone had left in a big hurry.  Makes sense, in an air raid.

We were crossing the room to look for a staircase, when a gunshot rang out directly beneath us, and a bullet flew through the floor directly in front of me.  Plaster dust drifted down from the roof.  Janet and I both drew our pistols and kept going.  Through the door, there was in fact a staircase leading down.

We quietly went down the stairs, and through a doorway into what was obviously the common room of a pub.  A few people were sitting, looking at our quarry, who was still holding a smoking pistol and looking at us with an exasperated expression.  As I took in the scene, something bothered me.  I couldn't figure it out...But Janet could.

"These people, General...They're all wearing 21st century clothing."

The people stopped looking at Frank, and looked at us, rather sheepishly.  One small man at a table flickered.

Rita

Having gone through all the usual bullshit, I was taken to an interrogation room.  Some Captain was looking into the room through the one-way glass.  I stepped up beside him, and looked in.  A man in a suit that was out of style before World War II sat at a table, with a terrified expression on his face.  He was continually muttering and gnawing at his fingernails.

"What do we have here, Captain?"

"This is your anomaly, Ma'am.  We haven't spoken to him or responded in any way, as per orders."

"Very well.  Start recording", I said, and walked through the door into the room proper.  The man looked up at me, and the fear in his eyes tripled.

"Relax, sir, I'm not going to harm you."

He looked at me and snorted out bitter laughter.  "I know that.  But the fact that you, a woman, are a senior officer" - he indicated my rank tabs - "means that I am a dead man."

"I don't follow.  You, sir, are from our past.  This may be a little hard to understand, but..."

"No, I'm not."

"Not what?"

"I am not from the 20th century.  I was hiding there."

"Hiding from WHAT?"

"What year is it?"

"2014", I replied, a little annoyed...My clever You're in the FUTUUUUURE speech was wrecked, and I'd been having fun formulating it.

"Impossible", the man replied.

"Why is that impossible?", I asked, trying to be patient.

"Because the human race was destroyed in 2002."

To be continued.



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