Posted by Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant @ 17:11
(SCENE: Aboard the Klingon Bird-of-Prey Pegasus. The ship has just exited its sixth wormhole of the past 90 minutes after yet another failed attempt to go to warp…and none too smoothly, either. Chief Engineer & Magician Merlin picks himself up off the deck again.)
MERLIN: Dammit, I’m gonna catch Hell for that jolt…
(as if on cue) LSIK&T(on speakers): Merlin, would you mind coming up to the bridge, please, sir?
(Merlin warily eyes the rest of the engineering crew warily. Lord Spatula’s tone-of-voice sounded way too cordial for his comfort.)
MERLIN: Uhhh…aye, sir? (trudges toward the bridge)
(SCENE: On the bridge of Pegasus. The doors part and Merlin comes to stand to the right of Lord Spatula’s command chair. Tactical officer Korrioth, the Klingon-Vulcan hybrid, stands behind Spats’ right shoulder, directly to Merlin’s left.)
MERLIN: Reporting as ordered, m’Lord…?
LSIK&T: (pleasantly) Mr. Korrioth…?
(Korrioth delivers a wicked backhand to the side of Merlin’s head. Merlin literally flies across the bridge, coming to rest in a crumpled heap in the forward section thereof. Lord Spatula comes to stand over him.)
LSIK&T: I trust I’ve made my point, Wizard…?
MERLIN: (groggily) Aye, m’Lord. I’ll…get it right…unnnh…this time…ow…
LSIK&T: Mr. Korrioth, will you please carry Merlin back to Engineering, place him gently in his chair and double-check whatever calculations he comes up with?
LSIK&T: Thank you, gentlemen.
(SCENE: Six hours later.)
KORRIOTH: Bridge, this is Korrioth. Try it now, m’Lord.
LSIK&T: There’s a Cluebat with your name on it if it’s wrong, Korrioth…!!!
KORRIOTH: All simulations test positive, m’Lord. We have the proper formula balance now. We may proceed at warp nine, if you wish.
LSIK&T: I’ll hold you to that, targ-breath. (to the helm) Mr. K’hadibak’h, if you please? Warp…(glances back behind him, as if towards Engineering)…one.
(Pegasus shoots into warp one more time…)
Okay, guys, I’ve tweaked the formatting of the blogroll and the email advisory to my liking; now I think we’re ready to go (he said as he tapped a neutronium ClueBat in his hand). Now that the main page looks the way I want it to look, I can start installing some scripts.
Bear with me and keep your fingers crossed… (sigh)