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Posted Nov 26, '08 at 6:36am

Strop

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Nooo... My worldview is destroyed. Or is Strop actually more normal than he appears? A sense of humor is a sign of sanity or intelligence, I forget which, might be both.


But a sense of internet humor is a sign of insanity or pseudo-intelligence, baha!

And now Hitchhiker's meets post-modernism. Are you breaking the fourth wall, Camus!?
 

Posted Nov 26, '08 at 2:37pm

Gantic

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But a sense of internet humor is a sign of insanity or pseudo-intelligence, baha!

Touche.

Bringing in post-modernism isn't breaking the fourth wall. Much. There is one instance where it was a mistake in wording.
 

Posted Nov 27, '08 at 12:22am

Gantic

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The Stranger

There were games, many flash games here. It was something different. He clicked on one and found the message: "Log in to disable this advertisement and to view comments" Log in? Should he create an account? Not now. He continued browsing the site and found a link that piqued his interest. Community. He sat a little straighter as the forum lists appeared on the screen. "Support and Suggestions" "Newcomers Forum" ... "Art, Music, and Writing". Writing on a flash game website? Perhaps it was a sign. He clicked it and enumerated the threads. It was mostly contests and art threads, but then he found something that caused a heavy, tremulous beating in his chest at the bottom of the "Art, Music, and Writing" forum of Armor Games.

 

Posted Nov 27, '08 at 6:00am

Strop

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Oh noes, if you start on recursive narratives, I'm afraid my hand on this banhammer may just slip...

Where are the clowns!? I mean cowboys.

 

Posted Nov 27, '08 at 11:48pm

Gantic

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It's much too early for recursive narratives, but would you ban Joyce?

They're coming up.

Three Cowboys

The Bullman and Space Cowboy were outnumbered five to one, but the Rainbow Gang didn't seem to want to move against the rubber ducky. The Space Cowboy considered each of his opponent's ability to brawl since he was obviously unarmed. The Rainbow Gang acted tough but none were worth the wood to grill. The Bullman was twice his size and armed, albeit with a rubber ducky.
There was a twitch and the man on the left was blasted away by a jet of water as the Bullman squeezed the ducky. The others fell one by one, leaving only the leader of the group standing. Without backup, he relented and produced a goose in full Union garb in return for not being harmed.
"Who are you people??" the Space Cowboy asked.
The Bullman simply replied, "Well, you're dressed like a Cowboy and fly in a mechanical horse that eats grass in a backwards place without electricity. Who do you think we think you are?"
"Hey, hey," the gander piped, apparently unfazed by his captivity. "Quit the xenophobia. I don't belong here either. I passed out when some time-travelling doctor was operating on my battle wound and I woke up as a goose."
"What?" the Bullman and the Space Cowboy cried in unison.
"Yeah, the time-travelling doctor said he was from Armor Games."

 

Posted Nov 28, '08 at 12:50am

Strop

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If I see Joyce I will have to beat you over the head with my Encyclopaedia of Classic Literature D:

Then again since I gave up on Ulysses after one chapter and one glance at the schema, it is unlikely that I will spot Joyce xD

 

Posted Nov 29, '08 at 9:28pm

Gantic

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*hopes Strop never read Finnegans Wake... and finished it*

Three Cowboys

Time travel was mostly impossible as far as the Space Cowboy knew. Something about Nabokov or Novikov or someone and self-consistency. So long as it did not result in a paradox, so long as the past was not changed, time travel was possible. One could conceivably travel back in time and make out with oneself so long as it did not alter the course of events in the future and in fact, led to those events. But something about the current situation didn't add up correctly in the Space Cowboy's head.
"Now wait just a minute," the Space Cowboy said. "None of this makes sense! The Bullman just said this place has no electricity here and from what I can tell, we're somewhere in the Middle Ages mixed with anachronistic Greek mythology. How the heck can there be a time travelling doctor from Armor Games? If the doctor is from Armor Games and travelled back in time to operate on you, how are you, a goose dressed as a Union soldier, in Armor Games?"
"I did say there was no electricity here," the Bullman replied, "but that's only here, on this side of Armor Games and this is Armor Games. There's much more to Armor Games than Armor Game City. Until you've been to the other side, you can't imagine the breadth of Armor Games."

 

Posted Nov 29, '08 at 9:46pm

Strop

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*hopes Strop never read Finnegans Wake... and finished it*


You're safe :P But I certainly do recognise what must be the most over-quoted law of time-travel science fiction!!!!!!!
 

Posted Nov 29, '08 at 10:05pm

slliM

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Epicness.

I love this so much!

Please keep writing!

 

Posted Dec 1, '08 at 2:05am

Gantic

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Three Cowboys

The Inconsistent Imaginarium, possibly the most awesomest place in all the Moobes, was far west of Armor Game City. People went crazy in there if they weren't utterly destroyed by how fatally uncreative they were or how hopelessly asinine the mind could be. Anything that could be imagined (within Armor Games) would be there, however illogical, impossible, or improbable or just plain idiotic.
The Bullman did not want to join them, perhaps not wanting to find out whether he was or was not a figment of someone's imagination or perhaps fearing the power of concentrated creativity. He left the Space Cowboy, and the Union goose, with a Universal Region Locator and wished them good luck. Unfortunately, the Star Straddler had not yet been fully refueled nor the scrubber activated and it would be quite a long trek on foot across Armor Games.