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Where Have All The Heroes Gone: #4 - Task Force
« on: November 19, 2014, 08:18:05 AM »
Please read "Where Have All The Heroes Gone: #3 - Red Side" before reading this.

"I called you in here because there is something big brewing." Ms. Liberty said.
"Not Kolissa's tea!" Necrophillia said.
"Where is Kolissa?" Rare Earth asked.
"Who's Kolissa?" Ice Mannix asked.
"She was my mentor." Vince Dastardly replied.
"Look, pipe down and let her speak." Super Fire Dragon said.
"Who asked you." Said Marshal Darkness.
"I thought you were in the Zig" Ice Mannix asked.
"No, I'm reformed." Marshal Darkness explained.
"Well don't come running to me for a congrats." Rare Earth informed.
"I know, it's over, Melissa, but can't we be friends again." Marshal Darkness inquiried.
"Sorry, I was late." Kolissa said arriving late. "What'd I miss."
"Kolissa!" SFD exclaimed.
"No tea for me, thanks." Necrophillia laughed.
"It's like herding cats in here." Ms. Liberty said exasperated.
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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2014, 04:08:38 AM »
"I llike cats." Super Fire Dragon stated.
"You don't eat them, do you?" Vince Dastardly asked.
"He isn't Alf, you oaf." Kolissa replied.
"He doesn't poison his friends like some people I know." Necrophillia.
"And the creepy country weighs in." Ice Mannix said.
"Don't make me mad, or after you die I'll make you scrub my toilets." Necrophillia countered.
"And you wonder why people give you knock out drops, Deary." Kolissa interjected.
"So anybody else wonder why Ms. Liberty called us here?" Marshal Darkness inquiried.
"Yeah, why are we here, girlfriend?" Rare Earth asked.
"Melissa, you look lovely tonight." Marshal Darkness charmed.
"You used to fall for that tripe." Necrophillia asked.
"Not everyone has ready made dates, Deary." Kolissa said.
"What does THAT mean." Necrophillia asked.
"Ladies, please, let's not bicker." SFD said.
"Shut up, dragon!" Necrophillia, Rare Earth, Kolissa and Ms. Liberty said.
"Can we get on with the mission?" Vince Dastardly asked.
"Yes, as I was saying, something big is brewing." Ms. Liberty said.
"You think I sleep with my minions?" Necrophillia shouted.
"Well, to each his own." SFD said.
"Yes, we don't want to know." Rare Earth said.
"Look, I CAN make them do ANYTHING, but I wouldn't want that.  It would be like playing with myself." Necrophillia said.
"Suddenly, she's less creepy." Ice Mannix said.
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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2014, 11:11:16 PM »
"As I was saying, something big is brewing." Ms. Liberty said trying to steer the conversation.
"You said that already." Super Fire Dragon said.
"Thrice." Kolissa stated.
"Thrice?" Rare Earth asked.
"It means three times." Vince Dastardly said.
"Three times what?" Marshal Darkness asked.
"Is that more than the square root of smoke?" SFD wondered out loud.
"No, thrice means the third time something happened." Kolissa explained.
"Oh, like Ms. Liberty repeating herself." Rare Earth said.
"Why is she repeating herself?" Necrophillia asked.
"People who repeat themselves are usually suffering from memory loss." Ice Mannix offered.
"This is bad, if Ms. Liberty is having memory problems." Vince Dastardly said.
"Ms. Liberty has Alzheimer's disease and at such a young age." Necrophillia said.
"How old is she?" Kolissa asked.
"She looks to be in her twenties." Marshal Darkness stated.
"I wonder how much work she has had done." Kolissa wondered aloud.
"At least two face lifts, I'd say." Said Ice Mannix.
"Now hold on one minute." Ms. Liberty insisted.
"Oh, we're going too fast for her to keep up.  We are talking about your Alzheimer's, deary." Kolissa helped.
"No, we were talking about her plastic surgery." Necrophillia said.
"You know I was thinking of getting some work done." SFD said. "Ms. Liberty, who do you recommend?"
"Really, Dragon?" Rare Earth asked.  "What did you have in mind."
"You look OK to me, I guess." Ice Mannix said. "For.a dragon."
"I don't have Alzheimer's disease!" Ms. Liberty interjected.
"We have moved on from that now, deary." Kolissa said.
"If you get more sleep, Dragon, those bags under your eyes should go away on their own." Vince Dastardly said.
"That would save you some cash." Marshal Darkness said.
"How old do you think I am?" Ms. Liberty questioned.
"It's not how old you are, but how young you feel." Necrophillia said.
"Yes, deary, no one judges you for getting Botox and face lifts and of course coloring your hair, we all do it.  But when your memory starts to go, you should step down as head of Hero Corps and Longbow." Kolissa stated.
"The head of Hero Corps should be mentally alert." SFD responded.
"Ms. Liberty has done an outstanding job.  Who are we to kick her out, especially now that she has Alzheimer's." Necrophillia said.
"Wait one blessed minute!" Ms. Liberty shouted.
"She's getting irritable." Ice Mannix said.
"That's the first sign." SFD exclaimed.
"Somebody call 9-1-1!" Rare Earth yelled.
"We are 9-1-1." Necrophillia said.
"Somebody give her mouth-to-mouth!" Ice Mannix cried.
"I will." SFD said.
"Aaaaahhhh, get away from me, Dragon!" Ms. Liberty shouted.
"We're only trying to help you, deary, now hold still." Kolissa and.
"I DON'T NEED MOUTH-TO-MOUTH!" Ms. Liberty insisted.
"Yeah, that's for burns, not Alzheimer's." Vince Dastardly said.
"No, you put a splint on a burn." Ice Mannix said.
"That's not right.  You put a splint on a broken bone." Marshal Darkness said.
"What do you do for a fever?" SFD inquiried.
"Feed a cold, starve a fever." Rare Earth chimed in.
"No, aspirin and vitamin C for a cold." Kolissa said.
"I know elevate her head." Vince Dastardly said.
"No, Ms. Liberty, sit down and put your head between your knees." Marshal Darkness said.
"Just breathe into a paper bag." SFD said.
"Somebody, quick, get her an ice bag." Necessarily said.
"I'll do it!" Ice Mannix said freezing Ms. Liberty in ice from the calves down.
"Hey, stop this immediately!" Ms. Liberty said.
"What's wrong, deary?" Kolissa asked.
"I'm not sick!" Ms. Liberty said.
"She's in denial." Rare Earth said.
"Admitting that you have a problem is the first step." SFD said.
"We are in a much better position to judge the situation than you are, deary." Kolissa said.
"HOLD IT!  HOLD IT!" Ms. Liberty shouted.
"She's repeating herself again." Ice Mannix said.
"The Alzheimer's in advanced state." SFD said.
"It's so sad.  Ms. Liberty, you were one of the greats." Necrophillia said and started to cry.
"I think we will all miss Statesm's Niece." Vince Dastardly said.
"Granddaughter!" Ms. Liberty shouted.
"She's not making sense, we should put her in a home." Marshal Darkness said.
"Come deary, it is for the best." Kolissa said as she stood up and tugged on Ms. Liberty's arm towards the door.
"Unhand me!  I do not have Alzheimer's!  I do not have memory problems.  I did not have Botox or face lifts!" Ms. Liberty explained.
"Then why do you keep repeating yourself?" SFD asked.
"They are working on cures all the time." Vince Dastardly offered.
"I'm trying to assign you guys a task force." Ms. Liberty said.
"Sure you are, deary." Kolissa said.


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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2014, 03:32:35 AM »
"I think Ms. Liberty might serious.  Let's hear her out." Marshal Darkness said.
"What, that old wrinkled has been with Alzheimer's." SFD asked.
"Now, Dragon ... " Ms. Liberty responded reaching the end of her rope.
"Yeah, Dragon.  Ms. Liberty is our friend." Necrophillia said.
"Dragon, you're full of hot air." Kolissa said.
"Dragon, why do you hate Ms. Liberty?" Ice Mannix said.
"You know, SFD has been acting kind of strange lately." Vince Dastardly said.
"How do we know that this is the real dragon warrior we all love." Rare Earth.
"Yeah Dragon.  Prove you are who you say you are." Kolissa said.
"Hey!" SFD exclaimed. "Don't pick on the dragon."
"Imposter!" Necrophillia shouted.
"Seize him!" Kolissa yelled.
At that, Rare Earth encased him in rock.
"What is wrong with you people?" Ms. Liberty asked.
"Well, Ms. Liberty has Alzheimer's and SFD is an imposter." Ice Mannix summed up.
"Neither one of those statements are true." Ms. Liberty replied.
"You have Alzheimer's, remember, you are in no shape to judge, deary." Kolissa said.
"This means that Hero Corps has been infiltrated." Necrophillia exclaimed.
"How do we know who we are?" Rare Earth remarked.
"I write my name in my underwear." Vince Dastardly said.
"Check it, what does it say?" Necrophillia said.
"Hanes" Vince Dastardly said.
"Glad to meet you, Hanes." Necrophillia said.
Super Fire Dragon's rock prison crumbled away.  He turned on his toggles.
"I say we kill everybody here and let the hospital sort it out." Kolissa said.
"Great plan!" Ice Mannix.
"Wait, no, stop!" Ms. Liberty said.  "What's going on here?"
"Just having a little fun, deary." Kolissa said.
"Supers." Ms. Liberty sighed.


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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2014, 10:15:00 PM »
"So why are we just sitting around Ms. Liberty's office?" Necrophillia asked.
"Glad you asked," Ms. Liberty said.  "There is something brewing."
"It does seem like a big waste of our talents, just sitting around." Ice Mannix said.
"I would rather do some missions." Vince Dastardly said.
"Or a nice Task Force, deary." Kolissa said.
"I have the Task Force Commander accolade." SFD stated smugly.
"That's nice, deary." Kolissa said. "Now let the grown ups talk."
"That dragon can get annoying." Marshal Darkness said.
"I wish we had something to do." Rare Earth said.
"We could find something to do together." Marshal Darkness offered.
"Isn't he the dreamiest." Rare Earth asked.
"Gag me with a spoon." Necrophillia gagged.
"Look who's talking." Ice Mannix said.
"Can we get back on track, people." Ms. Liberty asked
"Yes, deary, why are you wasting our time?" Kolissa asked.
"It's probably her Alzheimer's, she doesn't mean to waste our time." SFD said.
"We're superheroes, we fight crime, remember?" Vince Dastardly said to Ms. Liberty.
"Yeah, let's go kick some butt." Ice Mannix.
"We can't go until you-know-who releases us." Rare Earth said.
"Have you finished doing whatever it is that you wanted to do, deary?" Kolissa asked.
"She probably forgot." Vince Dastardly said.
"Let's just go." Necrophillia suggested.
"She might not notice that we have gone." Ice Mannix.
Everyone stood up, and started walking towards the door.
"Get back to your seats.  And let me finish." Ms. Liberty said.
 
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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2014, 04:39:38 AM »
"As I was saying, there is something big brewing." Ms. Liberty said.
"I've meant to ask you, Necrophillia," Marshal Darkness started. "What do you feed your zombies?"
"Purea Zombie Chow, of course." Necrophillia stated. "It makes their coats shiny."
"I once had a shiny coat." SFD said. "But then I bought a new coat."
"Shut up, Dragon!" Ice Mannix shouted.
"Why you always dissing the dragon?" Rare Earth asked.
"Yeah, Ice, dragons are people too." Necrophillia said.
"SFD is cool, any enemy of his is an enemy of mine." Vince Dastardly threatened.
"I call him 'Ice Maniac' when he gets like that." Rare Earth said.
"He can be rather maniacal at times." Marshal Darkness commented.
"Maybe we should kick him from the team." Kolissa suggested.
"Hey, wait a minute." Ice Mannix said.
"What is it, Ice Maniac?" Rare Earth asked.
"I love it when you put some fool in his place." Marshal Darkness admired.
"Oh Marshall." Rare Earth cooed.
"Somebody get a hose." Necrophillia said.
"Don't stand in the way of true love, deary." Kolissa said. "Or whatever that is."
"Marshall and I have an unique relationship." Rare Earth explained.
"Yes, it seems to work for them." SFD said.
"What do you know about it, Dragon?" Ice Mannix said.
"That does it, step outside." Vince Dastardly insisted.
"Fight, fight, fight!" Necrophillia, Kolissa, Rare Earth and Marshal Darkness chanted.
"Now Vince," SFD said. "I appreciate your support, but Ice is just being Ice.  He's still sore that I got him killed so many times."
"How many times did you get him killed, dragon?" Ms. Liberty asked. "Your report didn't mention that."
"HUNDREDS" Ice Mannix shouted.
"No not hundreds, not even a hundred." SFD said.
"Your report didn't mention even one, Dragon." Ms. Liberty said.
"We got to write reports," Rare Earth said. "This is worse than High School."
"Yes, we got to write after action reports,." Kolissa offered.
"Yes, and Kolissa's are usually fiction." Ms. Liberty said.
"I quit, I don't want to write reports, I want to run missions." Vince Dastardly said.
"Yeah, why are we sitting around looking stupid, when there are bad guys to arrest?" Necrophillia asked.
"Don't quit, we need you brother." Marshal Darkness said.
"So what is the mission?" Ice Mannix asked.
"To write reports about what we did over our summer vacation." SFD joked.
"Let's see, I stopped a war!" Kolissa exclaimed.
"Yes, deary, but what have you done lately." Necrophillia said imitating Kolissa.
"That's pretty good, now do James Mason." SFD said.
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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2014, 10:54:48 PM »
"As I was saying, something big is brewing, and ..." Ms. Liberty said.
"I can't do James Mason, but I can do Mae West." Necrophillia said. "Why don't you come up and see me sometime?"
"That was very good." Ice Mannix said.
"I don't go up and see people, because I'm afraid of heights." SFD said.
"Shut up, Dragon.  You can fly.  You aren't afraid of heights." Rare Earth said.
"Well maybe he flies because he's afraid of heights." Vince Dastardly said.
"Or he's afraid of heights, because he CAN fly." Marshal Darkness reasoned.
"How profound." Rare Earth said.
"Somebody, separate those two." Necrophillia said.
"Necrophillia, deary, stick to doing voices." Kolissa said.
"Yeah, she does a great Kolissa voice.  You'll swear that she is in room the with us." SFD said.
"Dragon, I'm right here." Kolissa said.
"Wow, SFD is right.  That sounded just like her." Vince Dastardly.
"Why, I can almost see her sitting across from me, ow!" Ice Mannix said as Kolissa fired a poison dart at him.
"I think you can almost feel one of her poison darts." SFD said.
"Sorry, deary, I didn't see you standing there." Necrophillia said imitating Kolissa.
"Oh, I saw him alright." Kolissa said.
"Yeah, and I can do more than just almost feel one of those darts of hers." Ice Mannix said.
"Getting back on track, there is something big brewing." Ms. Liberty said.
"Good job, Necrophillia, that sounded just like Ms. Liberty." SFD said.
"I can't do her voice, you have to have had a famous uncle." Necrophillia said.
"If that wasn't you, who was it?" SFD asked.
"Now Dragon, you know that it was me.  And Statesman was my grandfather." Ms. Liberty insisted.
"Oh sure, anyone can claim to have a famous grandfather." Ice Mannix said.
"Super Fire Dragon is my Father." Vince Dastardly said.
"Kolissa is my uncle." Said Marshal Darkness.
"What?" Kolissa asked with daggers for eyes.
"I got carried away." Marshal Darkness said.
"Luke, I am your sister." Necrophillia said imitating Darth Vader from'Star Wars'.
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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2014, 04:57:27 AM »
"Now do Ms. Liberty." Super Fire Dragon said.
"Now Dragon, I'm trying to assign a Task Force." Ms. Liberty said.
"Time for play is over, we must act!" Necrophillia said imitating Ms. Liberty.
"OK, Ms. Liberty, we shall act.  What should we do?" Vince Dastardly asked.
"There is something big brewing." Necrophillia said imitating Ms. Liberty.
"Now Necrophillia, I'm running the meeting." Ms. Liberty said.
"Quiet you, let Ms. Liberty talk." Marshal Darkness said to Ms. Liberty.
"Thank you Marshall, now as I was saying, something big is brewing." Necrophillia said imitating Ms. Liberty.
"This sounds exciting.  Tell us more." SFD said.
"Well, I am assigning a Task Force to this team." Necrophillia said imitating Ms. Liberty.
"Oooooo, a Task Force." Ice Mannix said.
"That's right, Ice." Necrophillia said imitating Ms. Liberty.
"I'm in, where is this Task Force?" Kolissa asked.
"Independence Port." Necrophillia said imitating Ms. Liberty.
"Peregrine Island." Ms. Liberty said.
"I am so really, girlfriend, what will be up against?" Rare Earth asked.
"Sky Raiders!" Necrophillia said imitating Ms. Liberty still.
"Carnival of Shadows!" Ms. Liberty.
"Those Trolls in Skyway City won't know what hit them." SFD said.
"Yeah, to Talos!" Vince shouted.
"Death to the Tsoo!" Ice Mannix shouted.
"No, no, no, that's wrong!" Ms. Liberty shouted.
"Yeah, you guys, pay attention. It's the Crey in Bricks." Kolissa said.
"Death to the Bricks Crey." Marshall Darkness shouted.
"Your mission is to destroy the Theromatical Device." Necrophillia said still imitating Ms. Liberty.
"Arrest the leader of the Carnival." Ms. Liberty said
"That Therogigger dohicky is as good as dead." SFD said.
"We'll make that Thermometric Digitalizer wish it had never been born!" Ice Mannix shouted.




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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2014, 10:34:00 AM »
"So, we ready to roll?" Super Fire Dragon asked.
"Yes!" Cried Kolissa.
They all stood up and started towards the door.
"Peregrine Island, arrest Carnival of Shadows leader." Ms. Liberty interjected.
"Right, that Theromernal Defossicaler will soon be functioning at less than optimal capacity." Vince Dastardly said.
"Anybody got team transport, Kings Row is too far to walk to?" Rare Earth asked.
"Yeah, gimme a second to set it to Founders Falls." Necrophillia said no longer imitating Ms. Liberty.
After a flash of light and whirling sounds, the team transport appeared.
Each team member vanished in turn.
"They better have that thing set for PI!" Ms. Liberty exclaimed.
Ms. Liberty sat in her chair exhausted.  "Supers!" She sighed.
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« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2014, 04:51:02 PM »
Much to everyone's surprise, the team arrived in Peregrine Island.
"Ice, you made it!" Vince Dastardly said.
"Vince, my ole buddy. Glad to see you." Marshal Darkness said.
"Oh, Marshall, honey." Rare Earth said.
"Rare Earth, girlfriend, you made it." Necrophillia said imitating Rare Earth.
"Necrophillia, have some tea?" Kolissa joked.
"Kolissa, they let you out of the Zig?" Super Fire Dragon asked.
"Dragon, she was never in the Zig." Ice Mannix said.
"OK, whatever, anyway, I'm the tank so follow me, any questions." SFD said.
"Let's see, Carnival of Shadows, Carnival of Shadows." Vince Dastardly said flipping pages in a big book.
"Vince, what are you doing, deary?" Kolissa asked.
"I'm looking up Carnival of Shadows in my copy of 'Jane's, All The World's Villains'." Vince Dastardly answered.
Kolissa grabbed the book and threw it across the street.
"Why read books when you can kill stuff the books tell you about." Kolissa said.
"OK, go in and wait at the door.  Ice, you are not Leroy Jenkins.  Kolissa, you are not Fusionette." SFD instructed.
"Dragon, we know what to do." Ice Mannix said.
"Fusionette!  Ha!  Very funny, Dragon!" Kolissa said.
"Fool Dragon, who do you think you are, Chester Cheatah?" Rare Earth said.
"Melissa, you are so clever." Marshal Darkness admired.
"Chester Cheetah?  That's who you think the dragon is like?" Vince Dastardly asked.
"Chester Cheetah, hocks Munchos Potato Chips." Necrophillia said.
"Yeah, and the little kids take the box away." Kolissa said.
"And they say, 'Turning tricks is for kids' , I love that." Necrophillia said.
"No, Chester Cheetah was an admiral in the United States Navy." SFD said.
"That's not right, it was Doritos, not Munchos." Vince Dastardly corrected.
"Yeah, and he had a little mustache." Ice Mannix said.
"He would drive up in his car, and ask the girls if they wanted a ride and then he would say, 'Exit stage left, even'." Necrophillia said.
"Do ALL your stories involve prostitution, deary?" Kolissa asked.
"No of course not." Necrophillia said offended.
"OK, tell us one, deary." Kolissa challenged.
"I can't think of any on the spot like that." Necrophillia said.
"I looked it up on my phone, Chester Cheetah hocked Cheetos for Frito-Lay.  He famous line was, 'Cheetos, cheese that goes crunch'." Ice Mannix said.
"That sounds completely wrong.  SFD was being nothing like that." Marshal Darkness said.
"Yeah, Ice, stop picking on the dragon!" Vince Dastardly said.



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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2014, 07:01:56 AM »
"OK, we need some ground rules." Kolissa said.
"Why do we need rules for the ground?" Super Fire Dragon asked.
"Yeah, the ground will pretty much do what it always does." Vince Dastardly said.
"No you idiots." Kolissa stormed. "Rules for the team."
"Rules so we doesn't gets grounded, I get it, girlfriend." Rare Earth said.
"Melissa, you are so smart and sexy." Marshal Darkness said.
"Eeew, rule number one, stop that." Necrophillia said.
"What kind you rule is that?" Rare Earth asked.
"Shouldn't we vote on the rules?" Ice Mannix asked.
"What kind of process and procedure for making rules should we have?" SFD asked.
"What would happen if somebody broke a rule.  Who's going to enforce these rules?"  Marshal Darkness asked.
"Wait a minute, we need a process to help us decide what our rule making is going to look like." Necrophillia said.
"How far down do we need to go on deciding on the processes for making policy for creating rules?" Kolissa asked.
"How about we elect a chair to govern the rule making process?" Necrophillia asked.
"I ain't voting for no stupid chair, a sofa maybe." SFD said.
"No Dragon, a chairperson." Kolissa said.
"Dragons are people too." SFD said.
"OK, who all wants to set the policy and procedures for helping us make ground rules?" Kolissa asked.
"Me" said Ice Mannix.
"Me" said Necrophillia.
"Me" said SFD.
"Me" said Kolissa.
"Not me, the job sounds boring." Rare Earth said.
"Not me either, I like one or more of the candidates in the field already." Marshal Darkness said.
"I want to drop out, I didn't realize that it was a job." SFD said.
"What did you think it was?" Kolissa asked.
"An honorarium." SFD said.
"Not me either, I'll just watch." Vince Dastardly said.
"OK, please vote for the chair to set policy for deciding how to make ground rules." Kolissa said.
"Hey, who said that you could tell us what to do?" Necrophillia said.
"Necrophillia!" Kolissa threatened.
"Yeah, vote, he he." Necrophillia said.
"OK, I'll announce each vote and show the other candidates." Kolissa said.
"Nope, I'll announce the votes and show the non-candidates" Marshal Darkness said.
"That sounds fair, after all, he is a marshal." SFD said.
"Fine!" Kolissa said.
"One vote for Kolissa." Marshal Darkness began.
"One vote for ... pie.  Dragon, vote for one of the candidates."
"Hey, that wasn't me." SFD said.
"I was hungry." Vince Dastardly admitted.
"OK mmoving along.  One vote for Necrophillia. One vote for Ice.  One more vote for Ice.  One vote for Kolissa.  We have a close race.  Last vote is for Kolissa.  Kolissa wins." Marshal Darkness said.
"Thank you, thank you.  My fellow teammates, I promise to create a simple but effective  ... " Kolissa started her victory speech.
"Change the channel, this is boring." SFD said.
"Yeah, what else is on?" Vince Dastardly asked.
"You idiots, this isn't television." Kolissa said.
"Yes, but we agree.  You won.  Now set it up and let's ground these rules." Ice Mannix said.
"Fine." Kolissa said and began writing out the policy for making ground rules.

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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2014, 10:07:40 PM »
"OK, I took the liberty and decided that we will vote on the policy and processes and procedures for making ground rules.  If the package passes, we can begin implementing it." Kolissa explained.
"OK, let's hear these policies, processes and procedures." Ice Mannix said.
"OK, first we will vote on all rules.  For a rule to pass, it must receive a majoority and at least 3 votes.  The Chair will not vote, but will resolve all ties.  No admendments will be allowed, to keep it simple.  Anybody caught breaking a rule will be told to cut it out.  After the first warning, any further rule breaking will be noted in the after action report. Being a habitual rule breaker might result in kicking from the team." Kolissa said.
"Those policies, processes, and procedures make sense, Kolissa.  You have done a fine job.  We will vote on passing them, and I will tally the votes.  If it passes, you will tally all votes after that." Marshal Darkness said.
"OK, Marshall, but first we got to wake up the team." Kolissa said.
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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2014, 10:20:13 PM »
Everyone agreed to the processes, policies and procedures for making ground rules for the task force.
"I move that there be no kissing or hugging or kissing during the task force." Necrophillia said.
"Do I hear a second?" Kolissa asked.
"Tick-Tock, there that was a second." Super Fire Dragon said.
"All those in favor of banning kissing, hugging and kissing, say 'Aye'."  Kolissa said.
"Aye" said Necrophillia.
"Aye" said SFD.
"Aye" said Vince Dastardly.
"Aye" said Ice Mannix.
"Motion carries." Kolissa said.
"What motion?"  SFD asked.
"Sorry, Dragon.  I mean that the ground rule passed."  Kolissa explained.
"I move that we don't do this."  Ice Mannix said as he gave Vince Dastardly an ice covered left hook across the jaw.
"So we can't do this?" Marshal Darkness asked as he gave Ice an upper cut to the chin.
"What about this?" Vince asked as hit gave SFD a right jab to the stomache.
"No!  And we can't do this neither, bee itches." Rare Earth said she grabbed a hand full of Necrophillia's hair and gave it a solid yank.
"Can we do this?" SFD asked as he kicked Rare Earth in the groan.
"Noooo." Rare Earth moaned.
"Dragon, if you did that to me, that might be trouble."  Ice Mannix threatened.
"Yeah, Dragon, touch her again, and you're dead." Marshal Darkness warned.
"My hero!" Rare Earth exclaimed.
"Hey, don't take it personal, just having some fun."  SFD explained.
"I say we kick SFD from the team.  Who's with me?"  Ice Mannix proposed.
"All those in favor of kicking SFD from the team say 'Aye'." Kolissa said.
"Aye."  Ice Mannix said.
After several seconds of silence, Kolissa said, "Motion fails.  Dragon, be more careful."
"Yeah, yeah." SFD muttered.
"Ok, let's agree to stop fighting each other, until after the task force, at least." Vince Dastardly said.
"All those in favor say, 'Aye'."  Kolissa said.
"Aye."  said SFD.
"Aye."  said Necrophillia.
"Aye."  said Marshal Darkness.
"Aye."  said Vince Dastardly.
"Aye."  said Rare Earth.
"Aye."  said Ice Mannix.
"Ok, no fighting teammembers until after the task force." Kolissa said.
"You didn't say, 'Motion Carries'."  SFD said.
"She doesn't got to say that every time, fool dragon."  Rare Earth said.
"Motion carries."  Necrophillia said imitating Kolissa.  "There, are you happy, Dragon?"
"Yes, very, thank you." SFD said.
"Ok, any more motions?" Kolissa asked.
"Just, one.  I'm the tank, so follow me and Vince you take out the bosses around me.  And we got no healers, so pack plenty of greens and wakies." SFD said.
"Ok all in favor say, 'Aye'." Kolissa said.
They went on like this for several more minutes, covering the way the team should interact.
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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2014, 03:39:56 AM »
"I have a very important question." Necrophillia stated.
"Ok, what's your question?"  Kolissa asked.
“Are we going to speed run, or kill all, or plow, or ghost this?”  Necrophilla asked.
“That is a very good question.”  Kollissa stated.
“Do we want to vote on it?”  Ice Mannix asked.
“Maybe we should assess are skills first.  For instance, can anybody stealth?” Marshal Darkness asked.
“Yo!”  Vince Dastardly Shouted.
“Well, ordinarily, I would want to speed run, but I feel like killing stuff.”  Rare Earth offered.
“Since you guys are being mean to me, I say stealth the bunnies out of it.” Super Fire Dragon said.
“Shut up, Dragon!”  Ice Mannix snapped.
“I don’t like speed runs, sometimes my best powers aren’t recharged.”  Kolissa complained.
“We could split up and have each group run the task force in a different way.”  Vince Dastardly suggested.
“That is a lousy suggestion.”  Necrophillia said.
“I say we stand our ground.  Give no inch.  Take no prisoners.  And, whoever it is that we are going up against, will roe the day.”  SFD said.
“I know how to make a roe.”  Vince Dastardly said.
“You know, I’m a tough guy, but I like cooking.  It relaxes me.  And I eat very well.”  Ice Mannix confessed.
“I like a man who can cook.”  Kolissa said.
“Not me.”  Necrophillia said.
“Eeewww.”  Rare Earth said.
“I have a another rule suggestion.  Necrophillia is NOT allowed to talk about her preferences regarding companionship.” Marshal Darkness said.
“In the opinion of the chair, motion passes.”  Kolissa said.
“Hey, we didn’t vote.”  Necrophilla interjected.
“We didn’t need to.”  SFD said.
“Shut up, Dragon”  Necrophillia said lightly.
“By the way, I just thought of something.  Our task force needs a name.”  Vince Dastardly said.
“George.” Rare Earth said laughing.
“No, a task force like name.” Vince Dastardly said.
“How about, Super Fire Dragon’s Raiders/” SFD asked.
“Shut up, Dragon.” Ice Mannix shouted.
“Task Force Arrow” Marshal Darkness suggested.
“’Task Force Arrow’, but none of us has archery powers.”  Kolissa said.
“Exactly.” Marshal Darkness said.
“Ok, we got that settled.”  Necrophillia said.
“Eeewww.”  Rare Earth said.
“What was that for?”  Necrophillia asked.
“General principle.”  Rare Earth responded.

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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2014, 05:32:45 AM »
"Task Force Arrow, Task Force Arrow, Calling Ms. Liberty, over." Kolissa said into her two-way communicator wristwatch.
"Kolissa?  Is that you?  What is Task Force Arrow?"  Ms. Liberty replied.
"That's the name we gave our Task Force."  Kolissa explained.
"Ok, Blue Lightening is out.  Why did you call?"  Ms. Liberty answered.
"Blue Lightening is a cool name, I want to join THAT task force."  Super Fire Dragon said.
"Shut up, Dragon!" Kolissa said.
"Yeah, we all agreed to the lame name, 'Task Force Arrow' so we got to live with it."  Marshal Darkness said.
"Lame?  You came up with the name.  And now it's lame?"  Necrophillia asked.
"Well, it's lame now."  Marshal Darkness said.
"Yeah, girlfriend, it wasn't lame until we all heard about that Blue Lightening task force." Rare Earth said.
"I move that we disband this task force and join the Blue Lightening task force."  Vince Dastardly said.
"You're out of order."  Kolissa demanded.
"I move that we give Task Force Arrow the nickname Blue Lightening." Necrophillia said.
"You're out of order too, but that's a great idea.  All those in favor, bark."  Kolissa said.
"Bark?"  SFD asked.
"Well, I got tired of hearing everybody say 'Aye' all the time."  Kolissa explained.
They all starting barking.  Five minutes later, "Ok, ok, motion passes.  Geez." Kolissa said.
"Hello,  hello, is this thing on?  Can you hear me?"  Ms. Liberty said over the communicator.
"Ooops, I forgot about her."  Kolissa said to the group.  "Yes, Ms. Liberty, this is Kolissa.  I'm calling to let you know that we are in position."  Kolissa said into the wristwatch communicator.
"Great.  You guys left an hour ago.  Proceed into the warehouse and arrest the Carnival of Shadows leader."  Ms. Liberty instructed.
"Do you have any last minute instructions or mission changes for us?"  Kolissa asked.
"No."  Ms. Liberty said growing impatient.
"Ms. Liberty, be advised that we have decided to call our task force, task force arrow.  And we have given the task force the nickname Blue Lightening."  Kolissa informed.
"Thanks for the information, now get in there!  Ms. Liberty out!"  Ms. Liberty shouted over the communicator.
"I wonder what's eating her?"  SFD wondered out loud.
"Yeah, maybe something is happening back at HQ."  Ice Mannix said.
"Maybe we should run back there and check it out?"  Vince Dastardly suggested.
"Let's review the transmission.  Maybe Ms. Liberty was talking in code."  Necrophillia suggested.
"We didn't establish any system of signals.  You might be right."  Kolissa pondered.
"The Malta Group has been very active in the area lately."  Rare Earth offered.
"What if she wasn't talking in code?  What if she really is mad at us?  What if we all get laidoff?  Replaced by younger heroes with something to prove."  Necrophillia worried.
"I don't want Ms. Liberty mad at me, that's for sure."  Raer Earth said.
"I'll protect you from her fury."  Marshal Darkness volunteered.
"Oh, Marshall."  rare earth cooed.
Just then Necrophillia turned on garden hose on them.
"Sorry, I did not see you standing there."  Necrophillia said.
"Hey, you got me wet!"  Marshal Darkness shouted.
"Oh dry up."  Ice Mannix said.  "I couldn't resist."
"That was one of the ground rules, no PDA's."  Kolissa reminded the group.
"Fine.  But Necrophillia, you do that again, honey, and they won't find you or your zombies."  Rare Earth threatened.
"Ok, ok, let's calm down.  We got to act as a team.  Task Force Arrow, aka Blue Lightening must prevail."  SFD said.
"Fool dragon."  Rare Earth said softly.

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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2014, 05:17:05 AM »
“Kolissa, calling Ms. Liberty, come in, over.”  Kolissa said into her wristwatch communicator.
“Are you finished with the task force already?  Did you arrest the Carnival of Shadows leader?”  Ms. Liberty inquired over the wristwatch communicator.
“No, we were wondering if everything is ok back at HQ?  We were thinking that your last transmission was in code.  If everything is ok, say Super Fire Dragon’s favorite food and my former addiction.”  Kolissa suggested.
“Cheese and diamonds.  Now get the [grapefruit] into that [grapefruit] warehouse and arrest the [grapefruit] out of the Carnival of Shadows leader!  And don’t call back until it’s done!  Ms. Liberty OUT!”  Ms. Liberty shouted barely controlling her temper.
“Did she say that my favorite food is diamonds?”  Super Fire Dragon asked.
“Kolissa, I didn’t know you were addicted to cheese.”  Vince Dastardly said in surprise.
“I had an uncle die from a cheese overdose.  Kolissa, I hope you’re getting treatment.”  Marshal Darkness said.
“Girlfriend, too much cheese and them size 7’s will turn into size 11’s.”  Rare Earth advised.
“Eat all the cheese you want, Kolissa.  Where were you planning to be buried?  An Arachnos Widow would make a cool zombie.”  Necrophillia said.
“No you idiots!  I used to steal diamonds.”  Kolissa said.
“My uncle used to swear that he stopped eating cheese.  Then we would catch him with a round of cheddar in his pocket.”  Marshal Darkness said.
“Kolissa, you were one of the greats, before you became a, a, … cheese fiend.” Ice Mannix said.
“I say we do an intervention, right here, right now.”  SFD said.
“Yeah, Kolissa, you don’t need cheese.  You have people who care about you, girlfriend”  Rare Earth.
“Kolissa, have you tried cheese-substitutes?”  Vince Dastardly asked.
“Kolissa, I’m here for you anytime day or night you can leave a message on my voice mail.”  SFD said.
“This is all so touching and sweet.  I am so glad to have such loons as friends.”  Kolissa cooed.
“That’s the first step.  Admit you have poor taste in friends.”  Ice Mannix said.
“Wait.  She means us.”  Vince Dastardly said.
“So, Dragon.  What did you do with all those diamonds?”  Ice Mannix asked.
“Sold them on Ebay.  Made a fortune.  Retired to Florida.”  Super Fire Dragon said.
“Can I come visit yous, Dragon?”  Rare Earth asked.
“Sure, but if Kolissa is coming along, let me know so I can hide the C-H-E-E-S-E.”  Super Fire Dragon said.
“Ok, firstly, I’M NOT ADDICTED TO CHEESE!  And Dragon, I CAN SPELL!”  Kolissa shouted angrily.
“Sounds like she’s having withdrawal.”  Ice Mannix responded.
“Does anybody have spray cheese.  That should take the edge off.”  Vince Dastardly suggested.
“I have some emergency cheese in my other costume.”  SFD offered.
“SFD to the rescue.”  Rare Earth said.
Super Fire Dragon changed into his dress shirt and black tie costume, and pulled out a hunk of Colby.
“Here, Kolissa, eat this.  It helps, it really does.”  SFD said.
“Get that away from me, you fool.”  Kolissa exclaimed pushing the cheese away.
“We’ve done it!  WE’VE DONE IT!”  Ice Mannix yelled.
“Kolissa is no longer addicted to cheese!”  Necrophillia said.
“Oh, happy day!”  Rare Earth exulted.
“Ok, whatever.  Yippee, I’m cured.”  Kolissa said sarcastically.
“Call Ms. Liberty.  We’re finished here.”  Vince Dastardly said.
“Who’s the dragon, uh-huh, who’s the dragon, uh-huh.”  SFD said while dancing.
“Super Fire Dragon, you are my hero!”  Marshal Darkness gushed.

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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2014, 04:04:17 AM »
“Ok, let’s enter the warehouse and begin this task force.”  Super Fire Dragon said.
“Great idea!”  Ice Mannix said.
“I like this plan.”  Vince Dastardly agreed.
“Yes!  Finally, I shall send my pathetic foes scrambling.”  Marshal Darkness said.
“We shall win the day.”  Necrophillia said.
“We’ll shut up them fool Carnival clowns.” Rare Earth said.
“Melissa made a funny.”  Kolissa said.
“Carnival clowns, that was pretty clever of you, girlfriend.”  Necrophillia said mimicking Rare Earth.
“Weren’t nothing.”  Rare Earth said.
“Don’t be so modest.  That was funny.”  SFD said.
“Ok, Rare Earth shall be the team cut-up.”  Marshal Darkness said.
“I’m the team cut-up.”  Vince dastardly said flashing his sword.
“<gulp>, I stand corrected.”  Marshal Darkness said.
“Ok, does everybody remember all the ground rules?”  SFD asked.
“Yes.”  Kolissa answered.
“Of course.” Ice Mannix said.
“Like duh.”  Necrophilla said.
“Please, Dragon, do you think we are idiots?”  Marshal Darkness asked insulted by the question.
“Uh-huh.”  Vince Dastardly said.
“You batcha, fool dragon.”  Rare Earth said.
“Do we gotta call Ms. Liberty and let her know that we are now ready to enter the warehouse?”  SFD asked.
“That’s a good idea.”  Kolissa answered.  “Calling Ms. Liberty, come in, please, this is task force arrow, aka blue lightning.”  Kolissa said to her 2-way communicator wristwatch.
“This is Ms. Liberty.  Go ahead Blue Lightning.  Give your after action briefing.”  Ms. Liberty said over the communicator.
“Oh, we aren’t ready for that yet.”  Kolissa replied.
“Then why did you call me?”  Ms. Liberty asked.
“To tell you that we are ready to go into the warehouse now.”  Kolissa responded.
“I am going to go down there and personally kick each and every one of your butts!”  Ms. Liberty yelled over the communicator and ending the connection.
“My guess is that that is her way of saying, ‘Go Ahead.”  SFD reasoned.
“She threatened us!”  Ice Mannix said shocked.
“Could she be confused again?  Another attack of Alzheimer’s?”  Necrophillia asked.
“Maybe we should all go back to HQ and make sure that everything is secure there?” Kolissa suggested.
“No!  We have a mission.  We have a task.  We have our duty.  We MUST finish this task.  The last thing that Ms. Liberty ordered us to do, before she …”  SFD said and started to weep.
“I’m going in there.  I’m going to tear them limb from limb.  For Ms. Liberty.  I might not come back out, but I’m going in there.”  Ice Mannix said.
“Is there anything we can do to help you Ice?”  Marshal Darkness inquired.
“Yes, there is one thing.”  Ice replied.
“What?”  SFD, Vince Dastardly, Kolissa, Necrophillia, Marshal Darkness and Raer Earth asked.
“Talk me out of it.”  Ice said laughing.
“Ok, no more ‘Wizard of Oz’ marathons for you.”  Kolissa replied.
“How can you joke, when poor old Ms. Liberty is suffering so.”  Rare Earth sobbed.
“Yeah, Ice, nice going.  Jerk-face.”  SFD said.
“Shut up, Dragon.”  Ice said.
“Blue Lightning for the blue haired, Ms. Liberty!”  Necrophillia shouted.
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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2014, 06:21:03 AM »
"Ok, like we discussed it.  Vince, use stealth and scout out the map."  Super Fire Dragon instructed.
"Roger will co.  Over and out."  Vince Dastardly said as he went invisible.
"What did he just say?"  Rare Earth questioned.
"Something about Roger somebody, I think."  Necrophillia answered.
"No, he was doing that new code language."  Kolissa offered.
"Ok, what does it mean?"  Marshal Darkness asked.
"I have no idea."  Kolissa said.
"Maybe he was trying to tell us that we are in grave danger."  Ice Mannix said.
"Yeah, with that Dragon in-charge."  Necrophillia laughed.
"Oh thanks a lot."  SFD said sarcastically.
"It was just a joke, lighten up."  Necrophillia said.
"You guys have been picking on me for this entire task force and I'm fed up."  SFD complained.
"Oh no the scary giant lizard is mad at us.  HELP!"  Rare Earth yelled.
A Bronze Strongman and two Harlenquin Jugglers came running over.
"Great, just great."  SFD said as he started to attack the Carnival of Shadows.
Rare Earth encased the Strongman in rock.
Necrophillia let loose her zombies and they attacked the jugglers.
Kolissa did a mind link to help the team focus.
Ice Mannix started pounding on the Strongman.
Marshal Darkness layed down a tar patch so they couldn't get away.
Kolissa killed the last juggler with her dart gun.
"Kill stealer."  Ice Mannix said to Kolissa.
"Hey, we're on a team, I can't kill steal."  Kolissa responded.
"Well, glory stealer then."  Ice insisted.
"Look, we all get credit ..."  SFD said.
"Shut up, Dragon."  Ice Mannix interuppted.
"Did I kill nobody?"  Rare Earth asked.
"You didn't do nothing."  Ice insulted.
"Hey man, we all helped."  Marshal Darkness interjected.
"I'm going that way, away from you losers."  Ice Mannix said as he walked down the hall of the warehouse.
"What is his problem?"  Necrophillia said.
"Yes, he is a live one."  Kolissa said.
"What is THAT suppose to mean?"  Necrophillia asked.
"What an idiot."  SFD said.  "Ice is going to get himself killed, again."
"Suddently, he doesn't sound so bad."  Necrophillia cooed.
"Eeewww!"  Rare Earth said.
"Necrophillia, that is one of the rules.  You have been warned."  Kolissa advised.
"What'd I say?  What'd I say?"  Necrophilla asked.
"Focus people.  We have a task force to complete."  SFD said.
"Yes.  that is a good idea.  Focus on the task force."  Marshal Darkness added.
"Ok, let me check in with Ms. Liberty."  Kolissa said to those in the group.  "Come in Ms. Liberty, this is Task Force Arrow aka Blue Lightning calling Ms. Liberty."  Kolissa said into her wristwatch two-way communicator.
"Yes, Kolissa.  So how did the task force go?  Did you defeat the Carnival of Shadows leader?"  Ms. Liberty said via the communicator.
"Well, no.  We're calling to check-in with you."  Kolissa said to the communicator.
"Tell me that you're inside the warehouse or there will be trouble."  Ms. Liberty threatened.
"We have entered the warehouse and ..." Kolissa reported via the communicator.
"THANK GOODNESS!!!"  Ms. Liberty shouted over the communicator.
"Yes, we have sent Vince dastardly ahead to scout the map."  Kolissa continued her report.
"Good idea, I like it."  Ms. Liberty said over the communicator sounding happy for the first time during this story.
"We engaged the Carnival of Shadows when we accidently generated aggroe."  Kolissa reported to the communicator.
"I see, go on."  Ms. Liberty replied via the communicator.
"Ice Mannix got upset at something and started out on his own."  Kolissa advised her communicator.
"That guy!  Any news from him?"  Ms. Liberty inquired from the communicator.
"Nothing yet."  kolissa answered.
"Ok, so what is your next move?"  Ms. Liberty asked through the communicator.
"Honestly, we will probably stand around yammering for several minutes and then take a break."  kolissa said into the communicator.
"I am going to go down there and wipe the floor with ... "  Ms. Liberty said sounding not as happy as before.
"Kolissa out."  Kolissa interuppted Ms. Liberty.
"It sounds like Ms. Liberty is having another relapse."  Necrophillia said.
"Oh, the poor thing.  I wish we could help her."  SFD offered.
"Maybe we should get her a card.  To cheer her up."  Marshal Darkness said.
"And some flowers, everybody likes flowers."  Necrophillia suggested.
"Eeewww!"  Rare Earth said.
"What?"  Necrophillia asked.
"She said 'flowers' I don't know what you heard."  Kolissa helped.
"Oh-ok, sorry, Necrophillia.  It was a reflex."  Rare Earth explained.
"Look I think something is approaching."  SFD said.
At that they all took up alert positions.
"Hi guys."  Vince Dastardly said becoming visible again as he walked over to the group.
"Oh, it's only Vince.  What did you find out?"  SFD said.
"About what?"  Vince Dastardly asked.
"About the warehouse, you were sent to scout it out."  Kolissa stepped in.
"Oh, you said scout the map.  So I did."  Vince dastardly said.
"You were supposed to also get the locations and strength of the enemy."  Necrophillia scolded.
"Oh, now you tell me."  Vince dastardly said.
"Ok, this time, scout the map, note the location and strength of the enemy and find the AV."  SFD said.
"Audio-Visual Equipment?"  Vince dastardly asked.
"Who trained this guy?"  SFD asked in disbelief.
"I did."  Kolissa said.
"I can't believe he don't know nothing, girlfriend."  Rare earth said.
"Well I was kind of busy, stopping a war!"  Kolissa countered.
"Oh, are you going to bring that up again?"  Necrophillia said.
"Deary, I have some more tea for you."  Kolissa said to Necrophillia.
"Hey, I'll take some tea."  Marshal Darkness said.
"You don't want her tea, trust me."  Necrophillia said.
"So what am I supposed to do with filmstrip projectors?"  Vince Dastardly asked puzzled.
"No, no, no.  AV means Archvillain."  SFD said.
"That makes no sense.  AV sounds like it stands for two words. Archvillain is only one word.  Besides Arch is easier to say."  Vince dastardly said.
"He's got you there, Dragon." Kolissa said.
"Just go do it already."  SFD ordered.
Vince turned invisible again as he walked away.
"AV, Arch, AV, Arch.  He's right."  Marshal Darkness said.
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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #18 on: December 13, 2014, 06:10:55 AM »
After standing around doing nothing for several minutes.
“Shall we start exploring?”  Necrophillia asked.
“No, remember, Vince is doing that for us.”  Super Fire Dragon said.
Just then the door burst open.  Everybody thought that Ms. Liberty had come in to see what was taking so long.
“You didn’t see me.  You didn’t see me.”  Ice Mannix said as he ran past them.
“Oh, it’s only Ice returning from the hospital, probably.”  Kolissa said.
“That fool will be doing that a lot, girlfriend.”  Rare Earth interjected.
“I wonder what is taking Vince so long.”  SFD wondered out loud.
“Here I am.”  Vince said reappearing.
“Have you been standing there the whole time?”  Kolissa demanded.
“No, I found the AV and wrote down some stuff, and then decided to stand here until you guys noticed me.”  Vince Dastardly said.
“Your invisibility makes you impossible to detect.”  Necrophillia explained.
“Yeah, it’s a blast.”  Vince Dastardly said.
“Ok, ok, let’s get started.”  SFD said.
“Good Idea, I’ll lead the way.”  Vince said as he walked away invisible.
“Vince!”  SFD yelled.
“That idiot!”  Kolissa yelled.
“How we ‘spose ta follow an invisible guy?” Rare Earth asked.
“We can’t.”  Necrophillia said.
“Well, shall we wait for him to come back or just go without him?”  Marshal Darkness asked.
Just then the doors sprung open.
“Stupid.  Stupid. Stupid.”  Ice Mannix said as he ran past the group again.
“I think Ice found the AV.”  SFD said.
“Nah, probably just a group with more than one lieutenant.”  Necrophillia said.
“Ok, call Ms. Liberty and advise her of the situation.”  SFD said.
“Task Force Arrow calling Ms. Liberty, come in please, Blue Lightning calling Statesman’s niece.”  Kolissa said into her two-way communicator wristwatch.
“Kolissa, I’m going to murder you.  You know Statesman was my grandfather.”  Ms. Liberty said over the communicator.
“Yes, deary.  We are calling to give you a report.”  Kolissa continued into the communicator.
“Oh, good, go ahead.”  Ms. Liberty said via the communicator.
“Well, first, Ice Mannix has turned into Leroy Jenkins and is pretty much ignoring us.”  Kolissa explained to Ms. Liberty via the communicator.
“That idiot!”  Ms. Liberty interrupted via the communicator.
“Oh, it gets better.  Vince has turned invisible and scouted out the map.”  Kolissa said into the communicator.
“Well good, that’s what we wanted him to do.”  Ms. Liberty said using the communicator.
“Yes and no.  He came back to leads the group, but he turned invisible so we couldn’t follow.”  Kolissa explained into the communicator.
“That fool!”  Ms. Liberty said over the communicator.  “So where are you now?”
“We haven’t moved from just inside the door, why?”  Kolissa described to Ms. Liberty via the communicator.
“You mean, after all this time, you have just been standing around doing nothing!!!”  Ms. Liberty shouted over the communicator.
“uh-huh.”  Kolissa vocalized into the communicator.
“So help me, I am going to come down there and knock some heads together.  You guys should be …”  Ms. Liberty shouted over the communicator again.
“She’s having a relapse, again.”  Kolissa said ending the communicator connection.
“That does it.  We must return to HQ and make sure that Ms. Liberty is cared for.”  SFD insisted.
“You’re right, Dragon.  Ms. Liberty is more important than some silly old Carnival of Shadows.”  Rare Earth said.
“I think I agree.  This task force can wait.  Ms. Liberty needs us now.”  Marshal Darkness said.
“I move that we go back to HQ now.”  Necrophillia said.
“Motion passes.”  Kolissa said.
“But we didn’t vote.”  SFD said.
“We didn’t need to.”  Kolissa said.
Just then the doors popped open.
“Ok, this time for sure.”  Ice Mannix said.
“Ice, we’re going to HQ.”  SFD yelled after Ice.
They clicked the door.
SFD stayed behind for a bit to try to catch Ice and Vince.
Ice came running back.
“Did you say that you’re going back to HQ?”  Ice Mannix asked.
“Yes.”  SFD replied.
Ice Mannix clicked the door.
“Where were you guys?”  Vince said walking towards Super Fire Dragon as he became visible.
“Vince, we can’t follow you while you’re invisible.”  SFD said.
“Oh, sorry.”  Vince Dastardly said.
“We’re going back to HQ.”  SFD said.
“OK.”  Vince Dastardly said.
Vince clicked the door.
SFD clicked the door.
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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2014, 02:57:12 AM »
“Why are you standing around outside of the warehouse?”  Ms. Liberty asked at the top of her voice.
“Ms. Liberty, calm down.”  Super Fire Dragon said.
“We’re here for you, deary.”  Kolissa cooed.
“Ms. Liberty, I …”  Necrophillia said starting to cry.
“Ms. Liberty, we all want to help you get better.”  Rare Earth offered.
“You are so kind and caring.”  Marshal Darkness said to Rare Earth.
“Look!  I don’t know what you people are thinking, but I’m not sick.”  Ms. Liberty demanded.
“You have Alzheimer’s.”  Ice Mannix said.
“I do not.”  Ms. Liberty snapped.
“It’s nothing to be ashamed of.”  Vince dastardly said.
“Yeah, we understand.”  SFD said.
“Ms. Liberty, I … “  Necrophillia said and started to cry again.
“Ok, fine.  I have Alzheimer’s at 25-ish!  Now get back in that warehouse and arrest the snot out of those Carnival of Shadows freaks.”  Ms. Liberty ordered.
“Twenty-five, in your dreams, girlfriend.”  Rare Earth laughed.
“You were 25 when Captain America was 25.”  Ice Mannix said.
“Hey!”  Ms. Liberty objected.
“Why do you keep wanting us to arrest the Carnival of Shadows?”  SFD asked.
“Yeah, why this warehouse?  Why these Carnival of Shadows?”  Kolissa asked.
“Maybe they know something about Ms. Liberty that she don’t want to get ‘round.  Know what I’m saying?”  Rare Earth theorized.
“Think, what could the Carnival of Shadows know about Ms. Liberty?”  SFD thought out loud.
“Hold it right there!”  Ms. Liberty exclaimed.
“It must be something dark and embarrassing.”  Necrophillia said no longer crying.
“Ms. Liberty is really a guy.”  Vince Dastardly said.
“Do I look like a guy?”  Ms. Liberty said offended.
“Well, deary, under all that makeup even SFD would look hot.”  Kolissa said
“Ms. Liberty, tell your makeup brands.”  SFD said.
Everybody looked at the dragon.
“Well, just in case.”  SFD said.
“Ms. Liberty, we are going to need a DNA sample.”  Necrophillia said.
“I’m not giving you a DNA sample!  You are all nuts!”  Ms. Liberty protested.
“Deary, it’s a sample of your tissue so that we might examine it and determine your sex.”  Kolissa explained.
“Let’s see YY is female, XX is male and XY a little of both.”  SFD pondered.
“That makes sense, but it’s wrong.”  Vince Dastardly said.
“Yeah, stupid dragon.  YX is female, XY is male.”  Rare Earth said.
“Do not say anything about cooking vessels.”  Vince Dastardly muttered under his breath.
“Look, as strange as it may sound, XX is female and XY is male.”  Necrophillia said.
Everybody looked at Necrophillia.
“What?  I have to sometimes use DNA in my … research.”  Necrophillia said.
“Eeeewwwww!”  Rare Earth said.
“Look!  I’ll make a deal with you.  You go into the warehouse, and arrest the Carnival of Shadows.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“That does sound like a good deal.”  SFD said.
“Yeah, but what guarantee do we have?”  Marshal Darkness questioned.
“Yeah, once we go in, what would stop her from going back on her word?”  Vince Dastardly asked.
“I promise, I won’t go back on my word.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“Pinky swear?”  SFD asked.
“Dragon, you don’t have pinkies.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“Ok, I say we go in there and arrest the Carnival of Shadows for Ms. Liberty.  After all, she is a great guy.”  Ice Mannix.
“I’M NOT A GUY!!!”  Ms. Liberty shouted.  “Now get in that warehouse before I kick all your butts!”
“Yes, sir!”  SFD said as he clicked the door.
“Aye, Aye, Capt. Balye.”  Vince dastardly said as he clicked the door.
“Ms. Liberty, I don’t care if you want to live as a woman.  Whatever makes you happy, man.”  Rare Earth said as she clicked the door.
“Ditto.”  Marshal Darkness said as he clicked the door.
“Like dude, why so harsh?”  Necrophillia said imitating a surfer-guy as she clicked the door.
“What evrs.”  Ice Mannix said as he clicked the door.
“I liked you better as a man, Ms. Liberty; you were easier to get along with.”  Kolissa complained.
Ms. Liberty lounged at Kolissa, but it was too late.
“What am I going to do with those clowns?”  Ms. Liberty asked and realizing that she was talking to nobody, she went back to headquarters.
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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2014, 03:56:32 AM »
“Ok, so what are we going to do with these clowns?”  Super Fire Dragon asked.
“Well, we must defeat them so that they don’t tell nobody that Ms. Liberty is a guy in drag.”  Rare Earth said.
“I thought he had gotten the complete treatment.  She is awfully convincing.” Necrophillia said.
“That is a good question, is he pre-op or post-op?”  Vince dastardly wondered.
“Yeah, it’s the kind of thing you wonder about, but then you realize that you really don’t want to know.”  Ice Mannix offered.
“Ice is right, for a change, we should just offer his choice and live and let live.”  Rare Earth suggested.
“Hey, what do you mean, ‘for a change’?”  Ice Mannix demanded.
“Don’t take it personally, deary, but you’re not the sharpest bulb on the Christmas light string.”  Kolissa explained.
“I think we’re getting side tracked here.  With those outfits she wears, she has to be post.” Marshal Darkness said.
“Have you been looking at Ms. Liberty behind my back?”  Rare Earth accused Marshal Darkness.
“Well, I …”  Marshal Darkness started.
“Listen, you best be keeping your nose and eyes on this prize.  If you know what’s good for YOU.”  Rare Earth threatened.
“She’s not even a woman.  Come on, Melissa.”  Marshal Darkness pleaded.
“Well technically and legally, if he’s post operative, I think he’s a woman now.”  Necrophillia offered.
“I wonder how Statesman took the news when his nephew turned into his niece.”  SFD wondered.
“You know, kids these days do all kinds of crazy things.  They are getting tattoos, piercings, and sex-change operations.”  Kolissa said flippantly.
“Yeah, it’s like they are crying out for attention.”  Vince dastardly said.
“It’s this whole ‘me’ generation thing.  Everybody is so wrapped up in themselves that nobody cares or notices outrageous stuff anymore.” 
“It’s like the other day; I was at the grocery store.  I saw some perfectly healthy jerk park in the handicap stall.”  SFD said, “I had to chase down that wheelchair to give that jerk a piece of my mind.”
“I don’t think you should have done that, deary, I don’t believe that you can spare it.”  Kolissa said.
“Speaking of jerks in wheelchairs, shouldn’t we check-in with Ms. Liberty?”  Necrophillia said.
“Why do you hate me?”  Kolissa asked.
“I think it’s sooo funny when you get him screaming over the communicator.”  Necrophillia said laughing.
“Ok, first, let’s refer to Ms. Liberty as ‘she’.  I don’t want to accidently call her a guy in front of the wrong company.”  Vince dastardly said.
“Yeah, ok.  I like it when you get ‘her’ yelling and screaming into the communicator.”  Necrophillia said making those quotation marks in the air with her fingers.
“And second, how does a jerk in a wheelchair remind you of Ms. Liberty.  ‘She’ is neither.”  Vince Dastardly asked also making quotation marks with his fingers.
“Well, I would explain, but Rare Earth will probably say, ‘Eeeewww’ again.”  Necrophillia said.
“Eeeewwww!”  SFD said.
“What is it, Dragon?”  Vince dastardly asked.
“My imagination is probably worse than whatever Necrophillia was thinking.”  SFD explained.
“Uh, probably not.”  Necrophillia countered.
“You know, this talk about guys becoming chicks and whatever Necrophillia does for kicks, is starting to turn my stomache.  Can we change the subject, please?”  Ice Mannix said.
“Sorry, Ice.”  SFD apologized.
“Yes, let’s talk about Ms. Liberty’s Alzheimer’s.  Maybe that’s why ‘she’ you know.”  Kolissa said making quotation marks with her fingers.
“She got confused one day and asked to be made a woman.  That makes sense.”  Vince dastardly said.
“Poor thing, what she must be going through.”  Rare Earth said.
“Come to think of it, does anybody know Ms. Liberty’s first name?”  Necrophillia asked.
“I do.  It’s Ms.”  SFD offered.
“Deary, the grown ups are talking.  Please be quiet.”  Kolissa said condescendingly.
“Yeah, shut up, Dragon.”  Ice Mannix yelled.
“Hey, I got an idea.  Let’s fight these Carnival of Shadows freaks to take our minds off of the suffering Ms. Liberty.”  Vince dastardly suggested.
“Great idea.  I love this plan.  Lead on, Dragon.”  Marshal darkness said.
“No.”  SFD replied calmly.  “You guys were mean to me.”
“Awww, Dragon.”  Rare earth said.
“I take back half the mean things I said about you, behind your back.  With my fingers crossed.”  Necrophillia said trying to confuse the dragon.
“Alright, Dragon, you win.  I’ll buy you some cheese when this is over.”  Kolissa said.
“No!  Kolissa!  You mustn’t get off the wagon.  You gave up cheese.”  Necrophillia said.
Kolissa shot her with a poison dart.

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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2014, 04:52:24 AM »
“I can’t believe you did that.  Thanks, by the way, but I can’t believe you did that.”  Ice Mannix said to Kolissa after she had shot Necrophillia with a poison dart.
“Necrophillia, are you alright?”  Rare Earth asked.
“Never better.”  Necrophillia moaned and collapsed.
“Anybody got a wakie, for Necrophillia?”  SFD asked.
“The hospital is across the street, and besides, well, you know.”  Vince dastardly said.
Necrophillia disappeared as she was transported to the nearest hospital.
“Shall we wait?”  Marshal Darkness asked.
“Well, we can differently use her zombies.”  Ice Mannix said.
“Hey, is that a crack about my tanking?”  SFD accused.
“Dragon, why are you so touchy?”  Kolissa asked.
“You guys have been picking on me ever since we started this lousy task force, and it’s starting to tick me off.”  SFD complained.
“Awww, come here, Dragon.  Let me give you a hug.”  Rare earth said.
“I thought you were afraid of the giant lizard?”  SFD snapped.
“Now, Dragon, calm down.  We all like you.  Well, except for Ice, but you’re fire; he’s ice.”  Vince Dastardly said.
“Yes, Dragon.  I like you.  I think you’re a dim witted sub-humanoid, but I like you.”  Kolissa offered.
“That means a lot coming from you.”  SFD said with a tear in his eye.
Just then the doors burst open.  It was Necrophillia and 6 zombies.
“Attack my target!”  Necrophillia screamed.
The zombies dutifully obeyed and attacked Kolissa.
Recovering from a zombie slap, Kolissa sprung to her feet and fired off a confuse aura.
The zombies suddenly turned into the 3 stooges.  One of them even said, “Oh, a wise guy.”
Necrophillia attacked Kolissa and sent her to the hospital.
“She drugged me, kidnapped me, and now shot me with a poison dart.  I got riled.”  Necrophillia said.
“You get riled with style, girlfriend.”  Rare Earth said.
“So what did I miss?”  Necrophillia asked.
“Oh Ice getting under the dragon’s skin.”  Rare Earth answered.
“Ice!  Leave the dragon alone.  He’s our friend.”  Necrophillia commanded.
“Ok, Ok, whatever you say, nice lady.”  Ice Mannix replied a bit frightened by Necrophillia.
Just then the doors burst open.  It was Kolissa.
“Ok, I deserved that.  If you do it again, there won’t be enough cheese in the world to stop me from getting my revenge.”  Kolissa said.
“I don’t know if I should be offended or scared, or start laughing.”  Necrophillia said confused.
“Confusion still works.”  Kolissa said.
“Kolissa, you still got it.”  SFD said.
“Thanks, Dragon.”  Kolissa said.
“Ok, I say we start this task force, before somebody gets hurt.”  Rare Earth said.
“Pretty and smart.  You are the complete package.”  Marshal darkness said to Raer Earth.
“Eeeewwww.”  Necrophillia said.
“Come on let’s go.  Dragon lead the way, I’ll call out the turns.”  Vince dastardly said becoming invisible.
Super Fire Dragon started walking and walked right into a wall.
“Dragon!  What are you doing?”  Kolissa asked in a strained whisper.
“Vince didn’t say to turn.” SFD said.
“Dragon, avoid running into things.”  Vince Dastardly recommended.
“Now he tells me.”  SFD said.
“It was assumed, deary that you knew how to walk.”  Kolissa quipped.
“Well, I was just trying to be a team player, you know.”  SFD defended.
“Ok, turn right at the end of the hall.”  Vince said quietly.
“Right is the only way we can go at the end of the hall.”  Ice Mannix said.
“Ice, after what just happened, maybe Vince should state the obvious.”  Necrophillia said.
When the reached the end of the hall, they turned right and saw a big room with several groups of Carnival of Shadows members.
“It’s about time you guys showed up, been worried sick about you.”  A Bronze Strongman said as he charged into the heroes.
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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #22 on: December 24, 2014, 06:17:50 AM »
“How odd, we weren’t concerned for your well being at all.”  Ice Mannix said as he landed a right upper cut to the chin of the Bronze Strongman.
“Now, Ice.  That isn’t nice.”  Rare Earth said.
“Yes, Mr. Bronze Guy, I was hoping you would join my team.”  Necrophillia said as she unleashed her zombies on the Carnival of Shadows.
“You guys really should make our hosts feel more appreciated.  I’ll have some tea, while you’re up.”  Kolissa said firing her poison darts.
“One tea coming right”  The Bronze Strongman said right before he collapsed.
“That was fun.  See what happens when we work as a team?”  Super Fire Dragon asked.
“Yeah, we do all the work and you stand around looking stupid.”  Ice Mannix said to the dragon.
“Ice!  That’s not very nice.  Super Fire Dragon can’t help looking stupid.”  Necrophillia said.
“Hey!”  SFD replied.
“It’s all right, deary we still love you.”  Kolissa cooed.
“Help!  A giant lizard!”  Rare Earth yelled.
“Thanks, Melissa.  And I love you too Kolissa.”  SFD responded.
“I love you too, Dragon.”  Ice Mannix said puckering up and reaching for SFD.
“Eeewww!”  SFD said.
Everybody laughed.
“Quit your clowning, and start working on these clowns.”  Marshal Darkness said.
“Hey, maybe you should call Ms. Liberty and report.”  Vince Dastardly said.
“Hey, yeah.”  Kolissa said.  “Task Force Arrow calling HQ, come in HQ, this is Blue Lightning calling Ms. Liberty.”  Kolissa said into her two-way communicator wristwatch.
“Kolissa!  So did you guys stay inside the fricking warehouse this time?”  Ms. Liberty said over the Kolissa’s two-way communicator wristwatch.
“Yes.  Super Fire Dragon is leading us and Vince dastardly is our guide.”  Kolissa replied to Ms. Liberty via the communicator device.
“Excellent!  Sounds like a plan.  Any sign of the Carnival of Shadows.”  Ms. Liberty sounded cheerful over the communicator device.
“Indeed.  We have met the enemy and it is ourselves.  Kolissa out.”  Kolissa said into the communicator.
“What?  No.  Wait!”  Ms. Liberty said over the communicator right before Kolissa shut it off.
“That will keep her guessing.”  Kolissa giggled.
“Damb, girl you are a joker.”  Rare Earth said admiringly.
“Everybody, shut off your communicators to HQ.  We are going to prank Ms. Liberty hard.”  Necrophillia said.
After the team had adjusted their communicators, they began again venturing into the warehouse.
They fought group after group of Carnival of Shadows to the point of it being boring.
“Ok, here’s the tricky part.”  Vince Dastardly said.  “One of these doors leads to the boss.  The other leads to the alligator holding tank.”
“Are they alligators or crocodiles?”  SFD asked
“What’s the difference”  Vince asked.
“Crocodiles have long, narrow, V-shaped snouts, while those of alligators are wider and U-shaped.”  SFD said.
“I meant, ‘What difference does it make?’”  Vince Dastardly said.
“Well, to another alligator or crocodile of the opposite sex, it makes a whole lot of difference.”  SFD answered.
“I meant, ‘What difference does it make to this task force team here and now?’”  Vince dastardly responded trying to hold in his anger and frustration.
“Well, why didn’t you say so?”  SFD asked risking his life.
“So, Vince which door is which?”  Necrophillia said coming to the dragon’s rescue.
“That’s the thing.  Each time it changes.”  Vince Dastardly said calming down.
“Oh my.  Can you stealth it?”  Kolissa asked.
“Yes, but when I open the door it will get the reptile’s attention.”  Vince dastardly said.
“So everybody move back.”  Rare earth interrupted.
“Exactly.”  Vince dastardly replied.
“Come on, Dragon move back out of the line of sight of the door.”  Marshal darkness said.
“But I want to find out if they are alligators or crocodiles.”  SFD insisted.
“Well gators are native to Florida and crocs are native to Africa and Australia.  Rhode Island is closer to Florida.”  Marshal Darkness said.
“Yes, considering shipping costs.  Let’s go with gators.  Ok?”  Necrophillia said.
“Now can we get on with it, Dragon.”  Ice Mannix asked.
“You guys are just guessing.”  SFD said.
“Dragon!”  Kolissa said aiming her wrist dart gun at him.
“And it works for me.”  SFD said quickly backing away from the doors.
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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #23 on: December 28, 2014, 08:58:59 PM »
Vince Dastardly opened the first door.  The room had a bunch of hungry crocodiles or alligators.  Who cares, just close the door.  Vince closed that door and the team formed up on the second door.
“Ok, does everybody know the plan?”  Vince dastardly asked.
“Of course, we’ve done this sort of thing a million-billion times.”  Super Fire Dragon said rolling his eyes.
“The dragon is right, this game is monotonous.”  Ice Mannix said.
“You know, Farmville on Facebook looks kind of interesting.”  Necrophillia said.
Everybody looked at Necrophillia.
“Well, I don’t always just play with zombies.”  Necrophillia said.
“Yes, but Farmville?”  Marshal Darkness asked in surprise.
“Well there are other games, like Candy Crush, we could play.”  Kolissa offered.
“’Taste the Power of Candy!’, Kolissa?”  Rare Earth asked.
“Well it was just a thought.”  Kolissa explained.
“Second Life could be interesting.”  SFD suggested.
“I’ve heard that Champions Online is a lot like this, but different.  It might make a change of pace.”  Vince dastardly said.
“I would rather go in a completely new direction.”  Ice Mannix said.
“So, Star Trek Online?”  SFD asked.
“Dragon, I’m not stupid.”  Ice Mannix said.
“Hey, STO is not stupid.  I play it from time to time.”  Kolissa confused.
“Let’s not fight over which game is stupider than which.  They are all stupid.”  Rare Earth said.
“What do we do now?”  SFD asked.
“Is there anything good on TV?”  Vince dastardly asked.
“TV is so passive.  I want to DO something.”  Marshal Darkness said.
“We could go camping.”  Necrophillia suggested.
“That is so campy, deary.”  Kolissa said.
“We could have a costume contest.  Theme: best looking dragon!  I win.”  SFD said.
“No, Dragon!”  Ice Mannix shouted.
“Fool, Dragon.  We need something we all can do.”  Rare Earth admonished Super Fire Dragon.
“How about gathering exploration badges from all the zones.”  Kolissa asked.
“Been there; done that.”  SFD replied.
“Does everybody have the Atlas Medallion?”  Necrophillia asked
“I have all 4 accolades.”  Marshal Darkness responded.
“Me too.” Vince dastardly said.
“Hey, we could go water-boarding.”  SFD suggested.
“Dragon, water-boarding is a torture technique.  Not a game.”  Ice Mannix said.
“Maybe he means wind-surfing.”  Vince dastardly said.
“Nope, I was thinking about the torture thing.  I thought it was like musical chairs.”  SFD explained.
“I know, we could go to the Arena and let Ice and SFD settle their differences.”  Necrophillia said.
“I like that plan.”  Kolissa said.
“Yeah, maybe we could get something done without those two constantly bickering.”  Marshal Darkness said.
“Wait a minute.  I want to beat the cheese out of the dragon as much as the next guy, but I stink at PvP.”  Ice Mannix said.
“Not just PvP there, Ice.”  SFD said.
“Why you.”  Ice Mannix said as he made it rain ice above Super Fire Dragon.
“Ice, no!”  Rare Earth exclaimed.
Super Fire Dragon used his combustion power to melt away the ice rain.  Unfortunately, it also caught the door on fire.
“Great, just great.”  SFD said.
“Do you see what you just did, Ice?”  Rare Earth complained.
“Me?  It was that stupid dragon who set the door on fire.”  Ice Mannix explained.
“Yes, but you made him do it.”  Necrophillia said.
“Better get out the zombies.”  Marshal Darkness advised.
Both Marshal Darkness and Necrophillia summoned their zombies.
Kolissa fired off confusion, and the zombies began fighting with each other.
“Kolissa, you fool!”  Necrophillia yelled.
“Kolissa, why did you do that?”  Marshal Darkness asked.
“I love to see zombies itch slap each other.  It’s hysterical.”  Kolissa explained it all.
“It is funny.”  SFD said laughing.
“Yeah, you probably don’t see it, because they’re your zombies.”  Vince Dastardly said.
“This is the most fun I’ve had on this task force team, so far.”  Rare Earth stated.
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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2015, 06:43:55 AM »
The burning door collapsed with a bang.
“Heroes!  I might have known.”  Giovanna Scaldi a Carnival of Shadows A/V said.  “You have no regard for personal property.  That door has been in my family for generations.”
“Well, maybe a nice pocket door would work there.”  Super Fire Dragon said.
“Sliding doors are cool, but how about using strings of beads as a walkthrough curtain.  I like those.”  Necrophillia suggested.
“A nice set of accordion doors would go nicely, deary.”  Kolissa said.
“Ooo, I always liked those half doors, where you can open the top and leave the bottom closed.”  Ice Mannix said.
“Let’s think outside the box here.  How about a windbreak wall in front of the doorway?  That way, you just walk around the wall and through the doorway; hands free operation.”  Vince Dastardly said
“No!  We are not doing any of those stupid ideas.  You will replace my door, but first you will pay for this intrusion.”  Giovanna Scaldi insisted.
“How much does intrusion cost these days?”  SFD asked.
“Seize them!”  Giovanna Scadi ordered.
Just then a group of Carnival of Shadows Master Illusionists appeared.  Kolissa cast confusion.  Necrophillia summoned her zombies and ordered them to attack.  SFD rushed in to get their attention and used breath of fire of them.  Ice Mannix shot them with ice blast cooling off the effects of breath of fire.  Rare Earth encased the Master Illusionists in rock so that they couldn’t escape or charge.  Marshal Darkness summoned his zombies and ordered them to attack.  Vince Dastardly used stealth and assassins strike to arrest one of the illusionists.  The zombies slapped the illusionists.  The Master Illusionists didn’t get a chance to use their mental powers.  Giovanna Scaldi saw that the battle was lost and escaped by teleporting to another hideout.  The team didn’t notice her departure, and they continued fighting the Master Illusionists.  After the last illusionist had been arrested, the team looked around and saw that Giovanna wasn’t there.
“Great, just great.  The A/V is gone.”  SFD said.
“Oh man.”  Ice Mannix exclaimed.
“Drat!  Foiled again.”  Vince Dastardly said.
“Who talks like that?”  Necrophillia asked.
“When your name is ‘Dastardly’ certain things are expected of you.”  Vince Dastardly said.
“Ok, ok, call Ms. Liberty and report.”  SFD ordered.
“Task Force Arrow aka Blue Lightning calling Ms. Liberty.  Come in, please.”  Kolissa said into her two-way communicator wristwatch.
“Kolissa?  Did you guys turn off your communicators during a mission?”  Ms. Liberty said via the communicator.
“Ummm, no, deary, it must have been a technical glitch.”  Kolissa said to her communicator.
“Uh huh.  Ok, what is this business about the enemy being your selves?”  Ms. Liberty asked over the communicator.
“Oh that, heheh, Super Fire Dragon made me do it.”  Kolissa lied.
“Liar!”  SFD shouted.
“Whatever, so are you calling to tell me that you arrested the Carnival of Shadows leader?  Please, please.”  Ms. Liberty begged over the communicator.
“Not exactly.”  Kolissa said into the communicator.
“If you have left that warehouse again, I’m going to go down there and … “  Ms. Libert threatened via the communicator.
“No, silly, we arrested everybody here.”  Kolissa interrupted using her communicator.
“What?  That’s excellent news.  What about the leader?”  Ms. Liberty asked through the communicator.
“Giovanna Scaldi teleported away while we were battling her guards.”  Kolissa reported via her two-way communicator wristwatch.
“Ok, I think I know where she might have gone.”  Ms. Liberty said over the communicator.  “Give me a couple minutes to put the mission together.”
“Blue Lightning standing by.”  Kolissa said into her communicator.
“Does this mean what I think it means?”  Rare Earth asked.
“Yup!”  SFD said.
“Sorry, babe we got to do this all over again.”  Marshal Darkness answered for SFD.
“Ok, Kolissa I sent the next mission details.”  Ms. Liberty said via the communicator.
“Got it, Ms. Liberty this mission wasn’t a total lost.  We did manage to burn up a door that Giovanna said had been in her family for generations.”  Kolissa said into the communicator.
“Great, Blue Lightning: The Destroyers of Doors.”  Ms. Liberty said over the communicator.  “Anyway, good job, team.  You took your time getting started, but you pulled through.”
“Task Force Arrow, out.”  Kolissa said into her two-way communicator wristwatch as she shut it off.
“I say we open the other door, and make sure that they are gators.”  SFD suggested.
“No!  Dragon.”  Necrophillia said.
“Fool dragon”  Rare Earth commented.
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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2015, 03:49:41 AM »
“So what do we do now?”  Necrophillia asked.
“We exit and go to the next mission.”  Kolissa answered.
“But what about this mess?”  Rare Earth inquired.
“Just leave it for the janitor.”  Marshal Darkness said.
“He’ll have a coronary!”  Vince Dastardly replied.
“I still want to open that other door.”  Super Fire Dragon informed the team.
“Dragon, if you open that door, the alligators will attack.”  Ice Mannix said.
“And we will be forced to kill them, I mean arrest them.”  Rare Earth said.
“That’s just not fair to the alligators.”  Necrophillia said.
“Oh, I guess you’re right.”  SFD said.
“I’ll take you to the zoo when this task force is finished.”  Kolissa said.  “But only if you behave.”
“Awww, I never get to have any fun.”  SFD said.
“Will you two stop role playing; you’re making me sick.”  Ice Mannix said.
“So what is the next mission?”  Marshal Darkness asked.
“Probably more Carnival.”  Vince Dastardly said.
“I’m kind of tired of fighting the Carnival of Shadows.  What else is there?”  Necrophillia asked.
“Hey, I have a leftover holiday mission.”  SFD said.
“Rescue the baby new year?”  Rare Earth asked.
“I don’t know, that’s even more tired than the Carnival.”  Necrophillia said.
“Hey, we could check the police scanner.”  Vince Dastardly suggested.
“No need for that.”  Kolissa offered.  “The next mission isn’t the Carnival per se.”
“Really?  I thought that we were chasing Giovanna.”  Ice Mannix stated.
“The next mission is in the Freakshow base.”  Kolissa said.
“Why would Giovanna be in the Freakshow base?”  Necrophillia asked.
“Maybe Ms. Liberty goofed.”  SFD said.
“Of course, her Alzheimer’s is acting up again.”  Rare Earth said.
“The poor thing, she sent us the wrong mission.”  Necrophillia sympathized.
“Ms. Liberty was one of the greats, now she’s all but crazy.”  Marshal Darkness lamented.
“Call her up and offer our help.”  SFD said.
“Task Force Arrow calling Ms. Liberty, come in please.”  Kolissa said to her two-way communicator wristwatch.
“Kolissa, why are you calling?  Are you guys at th Freakshow HQ?”  Ms. Librty asked over the communicator.
“About that, why are we suppose to go to the Freakshow base?  We were chasing Giovanna Scaldi of the Carnival of Shadows, over.”  Kolissa asked using her two-way communicator wristwatch.
“Kolissa, you know this is a PTT system, you don’t have to say over or come in or anything like that.  It’s kind of like a telephone.”  Ms. Liberty said via the communicator.
“This is worse than I thought.  Ms. Liberty now thinks she’s a telecommunications expert.”  SFD said.
“Statesman’s nephew, cut down in her prime.”  Rare earth said.
“Melissa, I heard that!  I’m not a transsexual, and Statesman was my grandfather not my uncle.”  Ms. Liberty interjected via the communicator.
“Humor her everybody.  I think she’s getting worse.”  Ice Mannix said in a soft voice.
“Yes, deary, whatever you say, but why the Freakshow?”  Kolissa asked into her communicator.
“Look, I’m in charge.  So if I say go arrest those guys over there, you do it.  But for your information, Giovanna is known to have worked with the Freakshow.  I have every reason to believe that she is hiding out in one of their bases until she can gather a stronger force to defeat you.  Do not let her get stronger.”  Ms. Liberty explained via the two-way communicator.
“Hang-up, Ms. Liberty is talking non-sense.”  SFD said.
Kolissa ended the communicator connection.
“Let’s just go get something to eat.”  Rare Earth said.
“Who wants waffles?”  Ice Mannix said.
“Not the ‘Waffles Episode’ again.”  Vince Dastardly said.
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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2015, 06:16:25 AM »
One by one they each clicked the blue button to exit the warehouse.
“Should I fire up the team transport to go to the next mission?”  Necrophillia asked.
“Hold on a minute, let’s consider this.”  Ice Mannix said.
“Yeah, I’m not convinced that Ms. Liberty isn’t sending us on a wild goose chase here.”  Marshal Darkness stated.
“What choice do we have?  We must complete the task force.”  Rare Earth summarized.
“We don’t have to finish this stupid task force.”  Super Fire Dragon said.
“But, if we don’t finish it, Ms. Liberty will eat our lunch, for breakfast.” Vince Dastardly said.
“Ha!  That’s funny Vince.”  Necrophillia said.
“I say we do the darn mission.”  Rare Earth said.
“Well we could do the next mission of the task force, deary, but I think the team feels that Ms. Liberty is just yanking our chains.”  Kolissa said.
“Yes.”  SFD said.
“I agree.”  Ice Mannix said.
“Yeah, Melissa, Ms. Liberty is all wet on this one.”  Marshal Darkness added.
“Can we just ignore a direct order from Ms. Liberty?”  Rare Earth asked.
“Maybe we should vote.”  Necrophillia suggested.
“All those who think Ms. Liberty has flipped her lid, signify by saying ‘Rumpelstiltskin’.”  Kolissa ordered.
“Rumpelstiltskin.”  SFD said.
“Rumpelstiltskin.”  Marshal Darkness said.
“Rumpelstiltskin.”  Ice Mannix said.
“Rumpelstiltskin.”  Necrophillia said.
“Rumpelstiltskin.”  Vince Dastardly said.
“Motion passes.  Ms. Liberty is nuttier than squirrel poop.” Kolissa said.
“I object!”  Raer Earth asserted.
“On what grounds, deary?”  Kolissa asked.
“Cause, I done lost.  That’s what grounds.”  Rare Earth said.
“Over ruled.”  Kolissa responded.
“So lets’ head back to HQ and confront Ms. Liberty.”  Ice Mannix said.
“First, we need to use some tact.”  Kolissa reminded the team.
“Good idea.  I like taffy.  We should definitely use taffy.”  SFD said.
“No, not taffy you, idiot.”  Ice Mannix said.
“Let’s call up Ms. Liberty on the communicator.”  Necrophillia suggested.
“Task Force Arrow, calling Ms. Liberty, come in, please, Blue Lightning standing by.”  Kolissa said into her two-way wristwatch communicator device thingie.
“Kolissa?  What is it, now?”  Ms. Liberty replied via the communicator.
“We are unsure of our orders … “  Kolissa said to Ms. Liberty via her communicator.
“What do you mean ‘unsure’, just go and do it.”  Ms. Liberty exclaimed over the communicator.
“We have reason to believe that further discussion is necessary, regarding these orders and this task force.”  Kolissa said into her wristwatch communicator.
“Fine.  Come quickly to HQ, but we don’t have a lot of time to waste.  Giovanna is growing stronger by the minute.”  Ms. Liberty could be heard over the communicator.
“Roger, 10-4, wilco, over and out.”  Kolissa said into her two-way communicator wristwatch as she ended the communication.
“Kolissa, why do you use that old radio jargon?”  Ice Mannix asked.
“It makes me feel important and professional.”  Kolissa said.
“Ok, use my base if you want.  I have a telepad to Atlas.”  SFD said as he fired-up his SG base teleporter and disappeared.
“Atlas?  I’ll just use LRT for that.”  Ice Mannix said as he fired up long-range teleport.
“Here’s Ouroboros.”  Necrophillia said as she brought up her Ouroboros portal.
The rest of the team used the Ouroboros portal to travel to Atlas Park.
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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2015, 03:50:22 AM »
“Now Ms. Liberty, calm down.  It was that fool dragon that made us come here.”  Necrophillia said.
“Liar!”  Super Fire Dragon said.
“Now Dragon, don’t throw around pointless accusations like that.” Kolissa said.
“But, but, but.” SFD stammered.
“I won’t calm down until I see Giovanna in the Zig.  Do you understand?”  Ms. Liberty interrupted.
“Well, Ms. Liberty, since I’m the team spokesperson and all, we feel that your Alzheimer’s has gotten the better of you.  And besides, nobody knows that you are a transsexual.  Your secret is safe with us.  Now make the memory of your uncle proud, and step down.  Let somebody else more reliable, more stable, more sane take over.”  Kolissa explained.
“I see.  Is this how you all feel?”  Ms. Liberty asked.
“Yes.”  SFD said.
“Yes.”  Necrophillia said.
“Yes.”  Vince Dastardly said.
“I’m afraid so.”  Marshal Darkness said.
“Me too, girlfriend.”  Rare Earth said.
“uh, whatever.”  Ice Mannix said briefly looking up from his cell phone upon which he was texting.
“Ok, you leave me no choice.”  Ms. Liberty said pushing a button on her desk.
“We still like you, it’s just that lately things have been kind of weird …”  Rare Earth started.
Just then the doors burst open and several well-armed Longbow stormed in.
“Guard them.  And send in Task Force Blue-Alpha to hunt down Giovanna.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“Guys, listen.  Ms. Liberty is suffering from Altzhiemer’s.”  Kolissa said.
“No she’s not.  Now shut up and sit down.”  The Longbow Warden said.
One of the Longbow left presumably to contact Task Force Blue-Alpha.
“Ok, you guys have been working way too hard.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“No, don’t do it.”  SFD pleaded.
“You wouldn’t do it.  Not again?”  Necrophillia asked.
“I’m going to give you guys a vacation.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“Please no.  We’ll be good, I swear!”  Vince Dastardly swore.
“Think of what you’re doing, deary”  Kolissa said.
“You leave me no choice.  I’m shutting the game down.”  Ms. Liberty said.

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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2015, 03:12:49 AM »
“Ms. Liberty, NO!”  Necrophillia cried at the news that Ms. Liberty was going to shut the game down.
“Can she do that?  Shut down the game?”  Ice Mannix wondered.
“She has before.  Have you ever seen your screen freeze and the words ‘Lost Map Server Connection’?”  Super Fire Dragon asked.
“Yeah, so?”  Ice asked.
“Well, it turns out that those messages weren’t telling us that the Lost have their own map server connection.  It was really Ms. Liberty having an ‘episode’.”  SFD explained.
“Don’t tell him that?”  Ms. Liberty exclaimed.
“Why?  It’s the truth.”  SFD stated.
“Yes, but don’t tell him that.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“Oh, Ice, that’s one of those secrets you’re not supposed to go blabbing.”  SFD said.
“Fool dragon.  We all heard it.”  Rare Earth said.
“Look, I can explain.”  Ms. Liberty said trying to regain control over the situation.
“No need to explain, deary.  We all wondered how you could stand having 10,000 level one’s a day ask you the same question.  Frankly, it would drive me homicidal.”  Kolissa confessed.
“Ms. Liberty is special.  She usually has a smile on her face, and greets everyone with ‘You’re doing well’.”  Rare Earth said.
“Thank you for understanding.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“Does that mean that you won’t be shutting down the game?”  SFD asked.
“Oh, I’m shutting down this pig.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“Please, reconsider.”  Necrophillia begged.
“Give us another chance.”  Vince Dastardly pleaded.
“Listen, I’m 8 foot tall and poison darts shoot out of my wrists.  There’s nothing I can do, except be a super.”  Kolissa said.
“I’m a dragon, sure, but I’m only 4 foot tall.  The other dragons make fun of me.  When I became a hero, they started to play fewer and fewer pranks on me.  Don’t take that away from me.  There’s a limit to the number of flaming sacks of poop I can stand to stomp out.”  SFD said.
“Well, I … “  Ms. Liberty said mulling over her decision to close City of Heroes.
“Ms. Liberty, I know they killed off your uncle, but that is no reason to take it out on the rest of us.”  Marshal Darkness said.
“Oh, that is it!”  Ms. Liberty shouted.
“What did I say?  What did I say?”  Marshal Darkness asked.
“For the last time, before I throw you all in the Zig for libel, Statesman was my grandfather.”  Ms. Liberty warned.
“Deary, I’m no lawyer, but libel is a civil action not a crime.”  Kolissa cautioned.
“1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10!”  Ms. Liberty counted to 10 and then decked Kolissa.
“Quick, Necrophillia, wake Kolissa.  I want to see that again.”  SFD ordered.
“Me too, but nah.”  Necrophillia agreed.
“Ms. Liberty, are you alright?”  Rare Earth asked.
“I do feel better, my hand hurts, a little, thanks for asking, Melissa.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“Ms. Liberty, not to upset you again, but just because they killed your uncl—grandfather, please don’t shut down the game.”  Marshal Darkness said narrowing avoiding saying uncle instead of grandfather.
“That’s not the reason.  Sure, that made me mad, but that isn’t the main reason.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“What is the main reason?”  SFD asked.
“Have you seen my beloved Atlas Park, lately?  It looks like somebody dumped a ton of polish on it.  It’s all shinny.  I hate it.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“Oh, it’s not that bad, is it?”  Ice Mannix asked.
“Well, no.  But now I have to be a tailor.  I train superheroes, not hide belly fat!”  Ms. Liberty complained.
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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2015, 07:30:43 AM »
"Ms. Liberty, we love you."  Necrophillia said.
"Yes, we do love you."  Rare earth said.
"Yeah, I like you, I suppose."  Ice Mannix said.
"Ms. Liberty, you are the cats pajamas, whatever that means."  Vince Dastardly said.
"Well, for a trainer, you're alright."  Super Fire Dragon said.
Just then Kolissa woke up.
"Ms. Liberty, prepare to die."  Kolissa threatened.
"Now Kolissa, calm down."  SFD said.
"Yes, Kolissa, you have been acting tense lately."  Ice Mannix said.
"Listen, girlfriend, Ms. Liberty is only trying to do her job, whatever that is."  Rare Earth stated.
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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2015, 07:38:47 AM »
"Come on guys, nobody decks me without paying for it."  Kolissa pleaded.
"Kolissa, we all respect you, but let this one go."  Super Fire Dragon said.
"Girlfriend, lay off Statesman granddaugther."  Rare Earth said.
"No, Statesmans was my ... Thanks Melissa.  That's right, Statesman was my grandfather."  Ms. Liberty said in shock.
"Yeah, yeah, and positron was my sister, can we please get on with it."  Ice Mannix said.
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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #31 on: January 13, 2015, 04:54:23 AM »
“Look, I don’t want to kill Ms. Liberty, but I have my honor.”  Kolissa said.
“You, ha, honor.”  Vince dastardly said.
“He learns so quickly, I’m kvelling whatever that is.”  Super Fire Dragon said.
“Listen, Kolissa you deserved that, but I can say that I’m sorry.”  Ms. Liberty said holding out her right hand for a hand shake and keeping her left hand behind her back with her fingers crossed.
“Ok, fine.  But don’t touch me.”  Kolissa said.
“Finally, now can we please talk about the game getting shut down.”  Ice Mannix said.
“Yeah, Ice is right.”  Rare earth said.
“Ok, I know you guys don’t want to see the game shut down.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“Do you really think that she would shut down the entire game because we called Statesman her uncle.”  Vince Dastardly said.
“Yeah, Ms. Liberty isn’t THAT petty.”  SFD said.
“I don’t know, she can be pretty stubborn.”  Marshal Darkness said.
“Hello, I’m standing right here!”  Ms. Liberty said.
“And those costumes she wears, girlfriend who is her tailor?”  Rare Earth said.
“What do you mean, Melissa?”  Necrophillia asked.
“I mean, she ought to find another tailor.”  Rare Earth said.
“I agree, deary.  She should go on that show, ummm, ‘What Not To Wear’.”  Kolissa said.
“Hey!  Statesman helped me pick out this costume.”  Ms. Liberty said defensively.
“And that hairdo.  What does she think it is, 1940?”  Rare Earth asked.
“You nailed it.”  Necrophillia said.
“Hold on one second …”  Ms. Liberty shouted.
“What about her fake boobs?”  Necrophillia asked.
“You’re one to talk, deary.”  Kolissa said.
“That’s different.  My former employer made me get these.”  Necrophillia said lifting and letting bounce her mammary glands.  “He thought that they would bring in more business.”
“Well, why haven’t you had them reduced?”  Rare Earth asked.
“I’m afraid to go under the knife.”  Necrophillia admitted.
“The fearless Necrophillia, who commands zombies and does unspeakable things for kicks, is afraid of a simple operation?”  Kolissa mocked.
“Kolissa, don’t go there.”  Necrophillia said.
“Or what?”  Kolissa threatened.
“Kolissa, come on.  We all have our phobias.”  Rare Earth said.
“Yeah, Kolissa aren’t you afraid of the Nemisis?”  Vince Dastardly asked.
“That’s different.  They want to take $10,000,000.00 out of my hide.”  Kolissa stated.
“I’m afraid of spiders.  Kolissa freaks me out sometimes.”  Marshal Darkness confessed.
“I’m afraid of giant lizards.  Super Fire Dragon freaks me out sometimes.”  Rare earth joined in.
“Invisible people freak me out, especially Vince.”  Ice Mannix said.
“Necrophillia just creeps me out period.”  Vince Dastardly said.
“Ms. Liberty shutting down the game, scares the cheese out of me.”  SFD said.
“Oh yeah, Ms. Liberty had better not shut down the game.”  Necrophillia said.
“Why not, Necrophillia?”  Ms. Liberty asked.
“I can make Statesman do whatever I want, now that he is dead.”  Necrophillia mused.
“No, No, you wouldn’t dare.”  Ms. Liberty pleaded.
“Granted, I had some respect for the man, when he was alive, but now, he is just another potential playmate.”  Necrophillia said cruelly.
“Necrophillia, that’s hitting below the belt.”  Ice Mannix said.
“All those who find Necrophillia creepy and frightening, say ‘eeewww’.”  SFD suggested.
It was unanimous.
“What can I say.  I LOVE my work.”  Necrophillia said.
Which brought on another round of ‘eeewww’s.
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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #32 on: January 14, 2015, 05:34:14 AM »
“Necrophillia, I’m warning you.  I will be everything down on your head that I can muster if you desecrate the memory of Statesman in any way.”  Ms. Liberty threatened.
“And I will help her.  Even if she shuts down the game and makes thousands of people sad and angry.  Ummm, maybe I’m with Necrophillia on this one.”  Super Fire Dragon said.
“I will stand with you Ms. Liberty.  Even if you do shut down the game and I lose all my powers and have to work at a fast food drive-in.  Dragon, is it too late to team with you?”  Kolissa said.
“Unlike those disloyal heroes, I will stick by you Ms. Liberty.  Statesman was a great hero and deserves our respect.  Sure, you might shut down the game.  Sure thousands of fans will be upset and disappointed.  Sure I’ll lose my powers and have to work at a car wash.  But I’ll stick with you Necrophillia against the evil Ms. Liberty.”  Vince Dastardly said.
“Let’s see.  Creepy Necrophillia or lose my powers?  I love you creepy Necrophillia!”  Ice Mannix said.
“Girlfriend, you won’t really shut down the game, right?”  Rare Earth asked.
“You guys have left me no choice.  I must shut down this game, once and for all.”  Ms. Liberty insisted.
“I don’t care if I lose my powers.  I don’t care if millions of fans are disappointed.  I don’t care to stay loyal to you anymore, Ms. Liberty.”  Marshal Darkness said.
“Sure, I’ll help Super Fire Dragon and the others.”  Rare volunteered.
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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #33 on: January 15, 2015, 04:16:19 AM »
“Don’t worry if Ms. Liberty shuts down the game, Nabisco will purchase the IP and re-brand it and market it.”  Super Fire Dragon said.
“Yes, but we can’t be absolutely sure about that.  Keebler might try to out bid them.”  Ice Mannix said.
“If Keebler got into a bidding war with Nabisco, Frito-Lay could stage a hostile take over.”  Vince Dastardly offered.
“Look, you guys are nuts.  The only company with the brains to buy City of Heroes would be Apple.”  Rare Earth suggested.
“Yes, but then it would be iCity of iHeroes.  Deary.”  Kolissa replied.
“I’ve heard that Sysco was thinking of buying City of Heroes.”  Necrophillia said.
“Who?”  The others asked.
“Enough of this non-sense.  Ms. Liberty, if you shut down City of Heroes you will regret it for the rest of your life.”  SFD said.
“Well …”  Ms. Liberty started.
Just then a longbow burst into the room, panting and out-of-breath.
“What is it?”  Ms. Liberty asked.
“Task, Force, Blue, Alpha, is, dead.”  The longbow said gasping for breath.
“What?”  Ms. Liberty said in shock.
“I ran from the com center as fast as I could.”  The longbow said regaining his breath.
“Expletive!”  Ms. Liberty shouted.
“Do you kiss your mother with that mouth?”  Necrophillia asked.
“You would only kiss a dead mother.”  Kolissa joked.
Necrophillia glared at Kolissa in a way that made Kolissa fell like she was stealing her very soul.
“Stop it!  Stop it!”  Kolissa cried.
Necrophillia kept staring.
“Girlfriend, this is messed up.  Kolissa was only joking around.”  Rare Earth said.
Kolissa fell to her knees as if her strength had been taken out of her.
“Necrophillia!  Stop it, now!”  SFD ordered.
“Yeah!”  Ice Mannix backed the dragon.
“Oh, sorry.”  Necrophillia said breaking her trance.
Vince Dastardly helped Kolissa to her feet.  Kolissa was gasping for air.
“I let my anger get the better of me.  I am sorry, Kolissa.”  Necrophillia said.
“Get, her, <cough>, <cough>, Get her out of here!”  Kolissa recovered.
Necrophillia walked out of the room.
Marshal Darkness followed her.
“What just happened in there?”  Marshal Darkness asked as the two walked to another room.
“I got angry.  I didn’t mean to do it.  I just lost control for a second.”  Necrophillia said.
“But what did you do to her?”  Marshal Darkness asked.
“I sent her soul to hell, one piece at a time.”  Necrophillia said.
“What?”  Marshal darkness said.
“It’s an incarnate superpower.”  Necrophillia said.
“Did you send all of her soul to hell?”  Marshal Darkness asked.
“No, before I could finish, Super Fire Dragon brought me back to my senses.”  Necrophillia said.
“Are pieces of her soul still in hell?”  Marshal Darkness asked.
“No, until the whole thing is drained from the body, it returns.”  Necrophillia explained.  “But she will never be the same.”
“What do you mean?”  Marshal Darkness asked.
“Her soul experienced hell.  She will either become religious, insane or totally evil.”  Necrophillia answered.
“Necrophillia, what have you done?”  Marshal Darkness wondered aloud.
“I was so stupid.  Why couldn’t I control myself?  It was just a dumb joke.”  Necrophillia sobbed.

MEANWHILE

“Kolissa are you alright?”  Rare Earth asked.
“I’ve seen it.”  Kolissa replied.
“What?”  Rare Earth asked.
“HELL!”  Kolissa shouted.
“Kolissa maybe you should lie down.”  Super Fire Dragon suggested.
Kolissa stumbled to the couch and stretched out on it.
“Yikes!”  Kolissa shrieked as she started to close her eyes and then popping them wide open.
“What’s wrong?”  Ice Mannix asked.
“I saw it again.  I will never sleep again.”  Kolissa said.
“Somebody call a doctor.”  Ms. Liberty ordered.
“And bring in a pitcher of Martinis.”  Vince Dastardly said.
“Will that help?”  Rare Earth asked.
“It’ll help me.”  Vince Dastardly shuddered.
Kolissa continued panting and looking all over the room with her eyes wide open.
“This is freaking me out.  I got to get out of here.  I’ll be back later.”  Ice Mannix said as he left the room.
“I’m going to go check with Marshal; I’ll be back.”  Rare earth said as she left the room.
“Kolissa, you must calm down.  It’s all over with now.”  SFD said sitting beside Kolissa and holding her hand.
“You didn’t see it.  You weren’t there.  I was there.  Super Fire Dragon, I was [grapefruit] there!”  Kolissa said nervously.
Just then a few porters came in with drink and food trays.
“Kolissa, eat something.  Try to relax, honey.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“I don’t want to eat anything.  I never want to do anything again.”  Kolissa shouted.
“Kolissa, it’s alright.  I know it was frightening, but it stopped.  Let the healing begin.”  SFD said.
Kolissa continued panting nervously.
“What happened to her, Dragon?”  Ms. Liberty said.
“Necrophillia sent part of her soul to hell.”  SFD stated.
“What?  How?  Only part?  How do you know?”  Ms. Liberty asked.
“I recognize the curse.”  SFD said.  “Necrophillia can only send a piece of the soul to hell at a time.  Thank goodness I realized what she was doing.  If she had finished, Kolissa would be dead-dead.  Kolissa will be alright when the rest of her soul returns.”
“That is good news.”  Ms. Liberty said relieved.
“Well, if she can recover mentally.”  SFD said with a look on his face that let Ms. Liberty know that that wasn’t a great hope, but he didn’t let Kolissa see his look.
“Oh, the doctor is here.”  Ms. Liberty said turning around so as to not let Kolissa see her reaction to SFD’s body language.
“Hello, my name is Doctor Xavier Reyes, but you may call me Dr. X-Rays.”  Dr X-Rays said.
“Wow, that doctor is shorter than I am.”  SFD commented.
“I don’t treat animals, call a vet.”  Dr. X-Rays said.
“No, Doctor, your patient is lying on the couch.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“Oh my, what happened to her?”  Dr. X-Rays asked.
“A necromancer cast soul drain on her.”  SFD replied.
“Is this true?”  Dr. X-Rays asked.
“I’ve seen it, doctor.  I’ve seen hell.”  Kolissa said worried.
“Not to worry, there is a new drug on the market for this sort of thing.  It will have you right as rain in no time flat.”  Dr. X-Rays said as he pulled out of his bag a syringe.
“What’s that for?”  SFD asked as he passed out at the sight of the needle.
The doctor gave Kolissa a sedative.  He also got SFD to a chair and sent for an ice bag.
“Did you give her that new drug?”  Ms. Liberty asked.
“I gave her a sedative.  She will sleep without dreaming.  I’ll call in the script.”  Dr. X-Rays said.
Kolissa rested on the couch.  The doc called in the drug order.  SFD got an ice bag for the bump on his head when he fell.  Necrophillia walked back into the room.  Upon seeing Kolissa lying on the couch she began to weep.
“Kolissa!  Oh Kolissa, I am so so sorry.”  Necrophillia said as she knelt by her body.
“Are you the necromancer responsible for this?”  Dr. X-Rays asked.
“Yes.”  Necrophillia said meekly.
“Young lady, do you have any idea what you might have done to her?”  Dr. X-Rays scolded.
“Yes, I know.  I was just so angry.  Doctor, is there anything you can do.”  Necrophillia pleaded.
“Yes, actually.  But first I want to make sure you will never do this again.”  Dr. X-Rays said.
Just then a longbow walked in with a white paper bag.
“Is there a Dr. Rye here?”  The longbow asked.
“Dr. Reyes, here boy.”  Dr. X-Rays said.
“Sorry, doc.”  The longbow said as he handled the bag to the doctor.
Dr. X-Rays gave the medicine to Kolissa and instructed Ms. Liberty on its administion.
“Young Lady,” the doctor said, “if I hear of other people getting this soul drain thing cast on them, I’ll have you arrested.”
“I understand.  I will never do it again.”  Necrophillia promised.
“Madam, you really should keep your pet talking dragon on a leash.  Good day.”  Dr. X-Rays said as he left the room.
“He isn’t my … “  Ms. Liberty started, but couldn’t finish before the doctor left.
“What a strange doctor.”  SFD said recovering from his fainting spell.
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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #34 on: January 18, 2015, 08:21:34 AM »
“I’m sending you guys in on the trail of Giovanna.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“Didn’t we do that already?”  Super Fire Dragon asked.
“Yes, and you kicked us off the case.”  Marshal darkness replied.
“And we were worried about you, at the time.”  Ice Mannix said.
“Speaking of worried about, where’s Kolissa?”  Vince Dastardly asked.
“She is still recovering from that vicious and unwarranted attack.”  SFD said.
“Yeah, what is wrong with Necrophillia?”  Marshal Darkness wondered out loud.
“Where do I begin?”  Ice Mannix asked.
“Necrophillia is on suspension and in Longbow custody.”  Ms. Liberty answered.
“You throw her in prison?”  SFD exclaimed.
“Without a hearing or a trial or nothing?”  Rare Earth asked.
“Protective custody”  Ms. Liberty said.
“We can’t do a mission with only 5 of us.”  SFD said.
“Girlfriend, what are you thinking?”  Rare Earth asked.
“I will assign more teammates to your group until Kolissa is back to her old self and the Necrophillia matter is settled.”  Ms. Liberty stated.
“You hear that, guys.  We are all replaceable.”  SFD said.
“Now, Dragon.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“Yup, you risk your life, work hard, do good and made one little mistake and the next thing you know you have been replaced by a younger hero, a hungrier hero, a younger hero.”  Ice Mannix said.
(Author’s note:  The Despicable Me series of movies has ruined me, as the above quote demonstrates.)
“Ice, draining someone’s soul, even if it was Kolissa’s isn’t merely one little mistake.”  Ms. Liberty defended her position.
“Free Necrophillia Now!”  SFD started chanting.
“Free Necrophillia Now!”  Vince Dastardly joined in on the chanting.
“Free Necrophillia Now!”  Rare Earth joined in on the chanting.
“Free Necrophillia Now!”  Marshal Darkness joined in on the chanting.
“Free Necrophillia Now!”  Ice Mannix started chanting even.
“Giovanna will never be arrested.”  Ms. Liberty interjected.
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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #35 on: January 19, 2015, 03:52:28 AM »
She looked sad.  She had her trademark Goth makeup washed off, and in place of her naughty short pink dress; she wore orange coveralls.  Well the top buttons were straining to stay closed.  She sat down at the desk facing the Plexiglas.  She picked up the telephone handset and motioned for Super Fire Dragon to do the same.
"Hello, operator.  I want to make a short distance call."  SFD said into the handset.
"Super Fire Dragon, you could always make me laugh."  Necrophillia said laughing.
Ice Mannix tore the phone away from SFD and said,  "Necrophillia, see, we're busting you out of this joint, see."
"Ice, keep working on that impersonation.  You are getting better."  Necrophillia said.
"I want to say something."  Rare Earth Said.
Ice handled the phone to Melissa.
“We miss you and want you back.”  Rare Earth said.
“Watch this.”  Necrophillia said.  “Guards bring the prisoner Necrophillia to my office at once.”  Necrophillia said imitating Ms. Liberty.
Just then 3 guards came over to Necrophillia.
“Ms. Liberty wants to see ya.”  One of the guards said.
“Tell her she will just have to wait, deary.”  Necrophillia said imitating Kolissa.
“Ms. Liberty, calling Ms. Liberty.”  One of the guards said into his walkie-talkie.
“Yes, what is it.”  Ms. Liberty replied via the walkie-talkie.
“The prisoner Kolissa said that you’re just going to have to wait for Necrophillia.”  The guard said.
“What, I didn’t … Is she?  Put Necrophillia on the radio.”  Ms. Liberty said.
The guard handed the walkie-talkie to Necrophillia.
“Darling this simply won’t do.  This place is decorated in modern prison.  I specifically asked for neo-modern prison.”  Necrophillia said into the walkie-talkie imitating Ms. Liberty.
“Necrophillia, the smart law enforcement officers are out protecting the city.  The ones guarding you are not very bright.  Please stop teasing them.”  Ms. Liberty said.
Necrophillia, SFD, Ice Mannix, Vince Dastardly, Marshal Darkness and Rare Earth all laughed.
“I’m glad to see that you’re keeping busy.”  SFD said wrestling the phone back.
“My hearing is set for Wednesday.  It should be a breeze; my lawyer says that my record of service to the city cannot be ignored.  Plus, SFD, he will be summoning you to testify that Kolissa kidnapped me.”  Necrophillia said.
“Already got the subpoena.”  SFD said.
“The strategy is not to tear Kolissa down, but to explain way I might have lost my temper with her.”  Necrophillia explained.
“But didn’t you already get even for that when you had your zombies attack her?”  SFD asked.
“That was more for the poison dart, and besides the idea is that she provoked me beyond even super human limits.”  Necrophillia said.
“Yes, but that joke wasn’t that bad.”  SFD said.
“Hey, whose side are you on?”  Necrophillia demanded.
Just then one of the top buttons of Necrophillia’s coveralls popped.
“Oh my, I gotta go.  Thanks for visiting.  Later guys.”  Necrophillia said as she tried to keep the coveralls closed over her braless bossom.
“What’s the rush?”  SFD asked.
“I lost a button, and they don’t allow us to wear bras.  I’m still on suicide watch.”  Necrophillia said.
“Suicide watch?”  SFD questioned.
“Yes, I was still crying and feeling sorry for Kolissa when they brought me in here.”  Necrophillia said hanging up the phone and walking away.
“I was there for Kolissa.  Now I have to be there for Necrophillia.”  SFD said.
“Ok, Dragon.  We’ll meet you in Ms. Liberty’s office.  Come on guys.”  Ice Mannix said.
They all left.  Super Fire Dragon asked to speak to the warden.
“Hello, Super Fire Dragon.  I have heard so much about you.  You are one of my favorite heroes.”  The warden said.
“Hello, Warden Pilcher.”  SFD said.  “I am very impressed with what I have seen of the prison.”
“Thank you for saying so.  Now, how may I help you?”  Warden Pilcher asked.
“I don’t mean to complain.  I’m sure you hear lots of complaints in your line of work.”  SFD said.
“So, you didn’t come to compliment me on my prison after all, did you?”  Warden Pilcher insisted.
“Now, Warden.  I just want to make a small request.”  SFD said.
“Alright, what is it?”  Warden Pilcher asked.
“Can the prisoner Necrophillia be removed from the suicide watch list?  When she arrived, she was under a lot of stress, but she seems so much better now.”  SFD said.
“Can you vouch for her that she won’t try to off herself?”  Warden Pilcher demanded.
“Yes.  Yes, oh yes.  You see she is a necromancer with necrophilia.  She doesn’t want to become a corpse anytime soon.”  SFD said.
“Yes, I see what you mean.  We have been watching her closely.  As we do whenever a super is entrusted to our care, she has been remarkably calm.  We assumed that it was an act of some sort.  But in light of these new facts, she will be removed from the suicide watch list.”  Warden Pilcher prattled.
“Thank you Warden.  And this really is a nice prison you have here.”  SFD said.
“Goodbye, Super Fire Dragon.”  Warden Pilcher said.
“Goodbye, Warden.”  SFD said as he left the warden’s office and headed for Ms. Liberty’s office.
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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #36 on: January 20, 2015, 05:47:55 AM »
"Super Fire Dragon, come in, sit down, I was just about to introduce one of the substitutes."  Ms. Liberty said.
"What is this; a trap?"  SFD asked suspiciously.
“Yeah, Ms. Liberty, don’t you try to trick us.  We know what’s what.”  Vince Dastardly said.
“Girlfriend, why you trying to trick Super Fire Dragon all the time?”  Rare Earth asked
“This isn’t a trick or a trap.”  Ms. Liberty started.
“Then why do you want the dragon to sit in THAT chair?”  Ice Mannix asked playing along.
“What has happened in your life to make you so evil, Ms. Liberty?”  Marshal Darkness asked.
“Is your Alzheimer’s flaring up again?”  Rare Earth asked.
“I don’t have Alzheimer’s.”  Ms. Liberty insisted.
“Ok, ok, no need to get your knickers in a knot.  I’ll sit over there.”  SFD said.
“Excellent!”  Ms. Liberty said with an evil laugh.
“What?”  Vince Dastardly said in shock.
“Can’t I have fun too?”  Ms. Liberty asked.
“Very funny.”  Ice Mannix said.
“Alright.  Alright.  I am pleased to bring you Flower Knight straight from the OutBreak training area via Ouruborus.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“Flower Knight here?  That’s fantastic.”  SFD marveled.
“I’m not Flower Knight.”  The Flower Knight look-a-like said as she walked in.
“You look like Flower Knight.”  SFD said.
“I know.”  The look-a-like said.
“Ms. Liberty, this is an imposter!”  Vince Dastardly said.
“Wait a minute.  You said that your name was Flower Knight over the phone.”  Ms. Liberty questioned the stranger.
“Well, over the phone it might sound like Flower Knight.”  The stranger replied.
“Come on girl, tell us your name already.”  Ice Mannix said.
“My name is Flower Night.”  Flower Night said.
“But isn’t that what I said your name was?”  Ms. Liberty asked.
“Listen you, what are you trying to pull?”  Vince Dastardly threatened.
“I just want to make it clear.  My name is Flower like a blossom and Night like after sunset.”  Flower Night said.
“Oh hello Blossom, where’s Six?”  SFD said.
“I get it, Flower Night without the ‘K’; very clever.”  Marshal Darkness said.
“Thank you.”  Flower Night said.
“You couldn’t get the real Flower Knight?”  SFD asked Ms. Liberty.
“Be thankful I didn’t get Flour Knight, the baker.  I didn’t even know that there was a bread powerset.”  Ms. Liberty said.
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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #37 on: January 22, 2015, 04:13:10 AM »
“So, Flower Night, tell us about yourself.”  Ice Mannix asked.
“Well, there isn’t much to tell … “  Flower Night started.
“Ok great.  So, what powers do you have?”  Super Fire Dragon asked interrupting.
“Oh, well, I have archery and … “  Flower Night started … again.
“Wow, archery.”  SFD interrupted … again.
“Hey, let the lady finish.”  Marshal Darkness insisted.
“Yeah, guys, where are your manners?”  SFD said.
“Us?  It was you who …”  Vince Dastardly accused.
“Let’s not quibble over who said what.”  SFD said.
“But, but, but.”  Vince Dastardly tried to say.
“Keep working on it, Vince.  You’ll get it.”  SFD said.
“Look, Dragon.  You’re being rude, again.”  Ice Mannix said.
“And that surprises you?”  Marshal Darkness said.
“Yeah, Ice, you should know me better than that by now.”  SFD said.
“Do you guys always banter back and forth like this?”  Flower Night asked sheepishly.
“No, usually the dragon is much worst.”  Marshal Darkness said.
They all laughed.
Just then Ms. Liberty walked back into the room.
“I have another substitute.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“Who is it this time; Allison Ing?”  SFD asked.
“Very funny, is it my fault that somebody grabbed the better name first?”  Flower Night said defensively.
“Allison Ing.  That is funny.  Like there is some strange shortage of ‘K’s.”  Vince dastardly remarked.
“I bring you, The Fattinator!”  Ms. Liberty said with flourish.
Just then an eight foot tall three foot wide gentleman walked in wearing a top hat and tails and even a cape.  Everything was a bright yellow or a gleaming white.
“Hum-a-ma, hum-a-ma.”  SFD stammered.
“You said it.”  Ice Mannix agreed.
“Greetings, teammates.  I AM The Fattinator!”  The Fattinator said.
“I don’t doubt it.”  Vince Dastardly said.
“The Fattinator was a villain turned hero, like you Vince.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“He ain’t nothing like Vince.”  Ice Mannix said.
“So what’s with the name Fatter Nutter?”  Flower Night asked.
“My name is The Fattinator, madam.  And I would appreciate it if you would remember it.”  The Fattinator said.
“I will, I will.”  Vince Dastardly replied.
“Same here.”  Ice Mannix said.
“Hum-a-ma, hum-a-ma.”  SFD stammered.
“So, Mr. The Fattinator, what are your powers?”  Marshal Darkness asked.
“Call me, The Fattinator.”  The Fattinator asked.
“Of course.  What are your powers, The Fattinator?”  Marshal Darkness asked nicely.
“I am a robots / poison mastermind.”  The Fattinator replied.
“No sh*t?  I’m a zombies / darkness mastermind.”  Marshal Darkness said.
“Watch your language, there are ladies present.”  The Fattinator insisted.
“Umm, ok, sorry ladies.”  Marshal darkness said.
“Can you explain your name, please?”  Ice Mannix asked.
“Yes, of course.  You see people think fat is bad.  They think fat is harmful.  I’m here to let them know that fat is good.  Fat can be helpful.  Fat works, the fools.”  The Fattinator said.
“Are you human?”  SFD asked.
“Do I you human?”  The Fattinator asked.
Everybody shook their heads and say no.
“Of course I human you fool dragon!”  The Fattinator said.
Everybody nodded their heads and say yes.
“Flower Night seems like a good sub for Kolissa who is still recovering.  And The Fattinator seems like a good replacement for Necrophillia.  Their both being masterminds.”  Ms. Liberty attempted to explain her choices in substitutes.
“How is Kolissa?”  Rare Earth asked.
“She seems calm and she is eating and resting, but she talks to the wallpaper.  The doctor thinks that that might be temporary.”  Ms. Liberty answered.
“Wow, this Giovanna must be tougher than I thought Carnival of Shadows were.”  The Fattinator said.
“Why?”  SFD asked.
“If she could incapacitate the famous Kolissa, she must be very powerful.”  The Fattinator said.
“No, it wasn’t Giovanna who did that to her.”  SFD explained.
“Than what miscreant did that to one of my favorite heroes?”  The Fattinator asked angrily.
“Well, long story, you’re going to laugh … “  Rare Earth said.
“I’m not laughing.”  The Fattinator said.
“Kolissa insulted Necrophillia’s mother, and she got upset.”  Vince Dastardly said.
“What?”  The Fattinator shouted.
“I take it back.  Please don’t kill me.”  Vince Dastardly pleaded.
“A teammate did that.  You guys play rough.”  The Fattinator said.
“You don’t understand, it was just a one time thing.”  Ice Mannix said.
“Anyway, you guys need to head to Brickstown and search these known Freakshow hangouts for Giovanna.”  Ms. Liberty interjected.
“You mean you let her get away?”  SFD inquired in frustration.
“No!  You guys let her get away with this constant bickering.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“How do you like that?  We were worried about you and your face lifts and your Botox and your Alzheimer’s and this is the thanks we get.”  Rare Earth complained.
“If you call Statesman my uncle, so help me I’ll … “ Ms. Liberty interrupted.
“Ms. Liberty, Statesman was your grandfather.”  The Fattinator said.
“Ugh!”  Ms. Liberty yelled as she left the room.
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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #38 on: January 23, 2015, 05:59:30 AM »
“I think that maybe we just should go now and do this mission.”  The Fattinator suggested.
“You can’t just go to a mission map and do a mission.”  Super Fire Dragon informed.
“Yeah, Mr. The Fattinator, sir.  That sort of thing isn’t done.”  Vince Dastardly said.
“There are ways to do these things; protocols that must be followed.”  Ice Mannix said.
“Oh really, can you give us a for instance as an example?”  Flower Night asked.
“Well, for instance, as an example … “  Ice Mannix said.
“For instance, we have to travel to the mission door first.”  Rare Earth offered.
“We have to pick a team leader.”  Vince Dastardly said.
“We have to organize and synchronize our strategies.”  Marshal Darkness stated.
“It sounds like you have to make excuses.”  The Fattinator said.
“Potato, tomato.”  SFD said.
“What does that even mean?”  Flower Night asked.
“It means that we call it one thing and you call it another, but what’s in the name.”  Vince Dastardly said.
“Wow, that dragon language is compact.”  Flower Night remarked.
Just then Necrophillia walked into the room.  She wasn’t wearing her trademark short pink dress, but she wasn’t wearing a prison jump-suit either.  She was dressed in normal street clothes.
“Hi guys.”  Necrophillia said.
“Hey, Necrophillia.”  SFD said.
“Necrophillia?  Are you the one who tried to destroy Kolissa?”  The Fattinator asked.
“Who’s big yella?”  Necrophillia asked.
“I am The Fattinator!”  The Fattinator replied.
“Look, fatso, what happened between Kolissa and I is none of your business.  Got it?”  Necrophillia threatened.
“Listen, lady.  I respect Kolissa.”  The Fattinator said.
“Fine.  You want to know what happened?”  Necrophillia asked.
“Yes.”  The Fattinator replied.
“You want to know what happened?”  Necrophillia asked.
“Yes.  Yes, I want to know.”  The Fattinator replied.
“You want to know what happened?  Ask her.”  Necrophillia said.
“I think that maybe we just should go now and do this mission.”  The Fattinator suggested.
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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #39 on: January 28, 2015, 07:19:09 AM »
“So Necrophillia, are you back now?  Are you reinstated, girlfriend?”  Rare Earth asked.
“Well, yes and no.”  Necrophillia stated.
“What do you mean?”  Rare Earth asked.
“I’m out of prison; I’m a superhero again; I even have some of my powers back.  Watch this.”  Necrophillia said.
Necrophillia began summoning her zombies the way the team has seen her do before, but this time was different.
“Hello, there.  Can we be friends?”  The ghost Necrophillia summoned said.
“Necrophillia, what is that?”  Super Fire Dragon asked in disgusted.
“I’m Casper the friendly ghost.”  The ghost said.
“Yup, until I learn to control my anger, the only undead I can summons is Casper.”  Necrophillia said.
“Hey, I can help out on quests and adventures and … “  Casper said.
Necrophillia sent Casper back from whence he came.
“Thanks, Necrophillia.  That was a close one.”  Marshal Darkness said.


Meanwhile

Kolissa and Rev. Frank met outside of Saint Jeroboam’s Church.
“My name is Kolissa.  I want to become a missionary for the church.”  Kolissa said.
“Admirable, young, tall, lady, but we don’t do that here.”  Rev. Frank replied.
“Well, I could shoot atheists with poison darts.”  Kolissa offered.
“Oh my, no we try to reach out to those lost souls.”  Rev. Frank explained.
“Well, I could cast confusion on the acolytes.”  Kolissa suggested.
“What good would that do?”  Rev. Frank asked.
“Well, while the spell lasts, they would fight each other.”  Kolissa replied.
“Why would we want that?”  Rev. Frank asked astonished.
“It will be hilarious.”  Kolissa answered.
“Perhaps you’re more of a Pentecostal.”  Rev. Frank instructed.


Meanwhile

Ms. Liberty rushed into the room with the team.
“Kolissa is missing; I was hoping she was with you guys.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“Kolissa?  Never heard of her.”  Super Fire Dragon replied.
“Now Dragon, this is serious.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“How long has she been gone?”  Rare Earth asked.
“I checked in on her about a half an hour ago.  She was quietly watching TV.  I went in just now, and she’s gone.”  Ms. Liberty said worried.
“Ok, ok, we will find her.”  SFD reassured.
“I hope so, it is about time for her medication.”  Ms. Liberty offered.
“Right, no time to lose.”  Marshal Darkness said.
“Marshal, Ice, Vince, you guys look East and check the hospital.”  SFD commanded.
“Right chief.”  Ice Mannix said as they walked out.
“Wait a minute, that dragon is in charge?”  The Fattinator asked.
“Well, yes.”  Rare Earth said.
“I thought he was the mascot.”  The Fattinator said.
“Very funny, The Fattinator, you check dockside.”  SFD said.
“Ok.”  The Fattinator said as he walked out.
“Flower Night, you cover north.  Check in with Ms. Liberty every 30 minutes.”  SFD instructed.
“Rare Earth, you’re with me.  Covering west and south to the docks.”  SFD said.
“Help!  Help!  A giant Lizard!”  Rare Earth teased.
“You know, that loses something every time you do it.”  SFD said.
“Well, this seemed like old times.  I was feeling nostalgic.”  Rare Earth explained.
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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #40 on: January 30, 2015, 05:18:44 AM »
“Kolissa, I was worried about you.  Until the doctor says that it is safe, you are not to leave the Hero Corps building.”  Ms. Liberty scolded.
“I went to every church in town.  Nobody needs an Arachnos has-been.”  Kolissa stated.
“Now Kolissa, you are not a has-been.”  Super Fire Dragon said.
“Kolissa, you are my favorite hero.”  The Fattinator said.
“Why is he here?  I thought this was for invited guests only.”  Kolissa asked.
“Kolissa, this is The Fattinator.  He will be helping out the team until you recover.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“I don’t like it.  It’s too yellow.  Where’s the bookend?”  Kolissa said starting to get upset.
“Kolissa, it’s alright.  The Fattinator could you give us some privacy?”  Ms. Liberty said.
“Kolissa, I hope you get better soon.”  The Fattinator said as he left the room.
“He’s nice, but his costume needs more yellow.  And he needs to do something about those doorknobs.  Am I right or am I right?”  Kolissa asked.
“Kolissa, we are all pulling for you.”  SFD said.
“Listen, girlfriend, anything you need consider it my pleasure.”  Rare Earth offered.
“Super Fire Dragon is taller than The Fattinator, when they are both standing on marshmallows made of seven innuendoes.”  Kolissa said.
“I don’t think that word means what you think it means.”  Flower Night said.
“Flower Knight!  You came to help me!  I knew you would, the elves said ‘Posituck’, but I knew you would come.”  Kolissa said.
“I’m not Flower .. “  Flower Night began.
“It’s ok, Flower Knight.  She’s seen you.  Now you can return to your work.”  Ms. Liberty said to Flower Night with a wink.
“Oh-oh, yes.  My work.  My work must continue.  Kolissa, get better.”  Flower Night said as she left the room.
“How can I get better without any apple-butter?  How many times must I tell you people, apple-butter is the key?  Sure, you have liverwurst.  Everybody knows that liverwurst without apple-butter is inedible.”  Kolissa complained.
“She’s not making sense, but she talks to people instead of the décor, now.”  Ms. Liberty.
“Kolissa, do you remember when you tricked Lord Nemisis?”  Vince Dastardly asked.
“I sure do.”  Kolissa said with a laugh.
“It was brilliant.”  Vince dastardly agreed.
“Yup, he’ll never suspect that we switched his coffee with dandruff shampoo.”  Kolissa laughed.
“Well, so much for that idea.”  Vince Dastardly said disappointedly.
“Nice try Vince.”  SFD said.
“He’ll take a step and wham the snow-blower won’t start.  What a great prank!”  Kolissa said still laughing.
Just then the doctor walked in.
“Hello Dr. X-Rays.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“Hello Ms. Liberty, glad to see you again.  And how is our patient?”  Dr. X-Rays asked.
“Hello Doc, I was just telling them about the time I coat hangar the guy in the frog hat with salami.”  Kolissa said.
“I see.  Kolissa, I want to ask you a question.  I want you to think hard about this question before answering.  Ok?”  Dr. X-Rays asked.
“Sure Doc, I got lots of plumbers.”  Kolissa said.
“Ok, now think hard about this.  If you spill a glass of milk, where does the milk go?”  Dr. X-Rays asked.
“Let me think.  The goat will swim the Nile, but are you going to eat movie tickets without cheese?”  Kolissa asked.
“Yes, of course, but what about my question?”  Dr. X-Rays insisted.
“Oh, yes.  Doctor.  I must help you with that milk situation.”  Kolissa said.
“That’s right.  What do you think is the answer?”  Dr. X-Rays said.
“Yes, milk.  What flavor is the milk?”  Kolissa asked.
“Plain old whole milk.”  Dr. X-Rays stated.
“Can it be skim milk instead, I’m watching my figure.”  Kolissa asked.
“I’m watching it too.”  SFD said.
“Dragon, don’t interrupt.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“Please, can you take your pets outside?”  Dr. X-Rays pleaded.
“Doctor, the milk runs out of the glass and makes a mess.”  Kolissa said confidently.
“Oh.”  Ms. Liberty inhaled with a tear in her eye.
“She’s back!”  Ice Mannix said.
“Yes, Ice.  I’m back.”  Kolissa said.
“You have made tremendous progress, Kolissa.  I am very confident that you will recover.”  Dr. X-Rays said satisfied.
“Thanks, that is some medication you gave me.”  Kolissa said.
“The wonders of modern medicine.  I’ll be back tomorrow.  You get plenty of rest, you’ve earned it.”  Dr. X-Rays ordered.
“Yes, doctor.  And thanks.”  Kolissa said.
“Kolissa, no more talk about doorknobs or liverwurst?”  Ms. Liberty asked.
“Ms. Liberty, it was strange.  Part of it was the medicine.  That stuff really brings me back to center, but part of it was being asked to help somebody.  I need to help people.  I was thinking about what the doctor said.  The glass of milk was spilled.  Where did the milk go?  And those other thoughts went away.  It is such a relief.  Those other thoughts were so tiresome.”  Kolissa explained.
“Well you rest now.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“No, I want to help catch Giovanna.”  Kolissa said.
“You’re in no shape to do field work.”  SFD said.
“I know that.  I want to help here, at HQ.  I want to keep busy.  I need to help.”  Kolissa said.
“You need to help yourself.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“Please, give me something to do!”  Kolissa begged.
“Alright, you can analyze these surveilence photos and determine which zone Giovanna might be in.”  Ms. Liberty said as she walked over to her desk, picked up a file folder and handed it to Kolissa.
“Thank you, thank you.  I won’t let you down, Ms. Liberty.”  Kolissa said.
“I thought we already decided that Giovanna is in Brickstown in a Freakshow base.”  SFD whispered to Ms. Liberty as the two left the room.
“We have,”  Ms. Liberty said in reply,  “But I can’t trust Kolissa’s opinions just yet, so I gave her a test.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“You are a crafty one.”  SFD said.
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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #41 on: February 04, 2015, 02:48:03 AM »
“The Fattinator, sir, could you fire up your team transport?”  Vince Dastardly said still in fear of this over-sized yellow maniac with the power to summons and control deadly robots.
“You mean that we might actually be going to a mission?”  The Fattinator said in surprise after having to wait only a couple of posts.  What’s his hurry?  He’s only going to get killed in a couple more posts anyway.  Did I type that out-loud?  No, the Fattinator won’t get killed, keep reading, nothing to see here.
“Yes, The Fattinator, we are ready to go on a mission and track down that no good, Giovanna.”  Rare Earth said.
“But first, let’s check in on Necrophillia.”  Marshal Darkness said.
“I love going on missions with a big team.”  Flower Night said.
“Why’s that?”  Ice Mannix asked.
“I don’t have to work as hard.”  Flower Night admitted.
They all laughed.
“So is everybody ready to go after Giovanna in Brickstown?”  Super Fire Dragon asked as he walked back into the room wiping his paws on a brown paper towel.
“I was born ready and grew up willing.”  Rare Earth said.
“Let’s roll.”  Ice Mannix shouted.
“Great, but first, let’s check in with Necrophillia.”  SFD said.
“Augh!”  Ice Mannix groaned.
Super Fire Dragon walked over to Ms. Liberty’s desk and flipped a toggle.
“Necrophillia, report to Ms. Liberty’s office immediately.”  SFD said into the desk intercom system.
“What-a, you want how many soups for lunch.”  The Italian chef said over the intercom.
“Fool, Dragon.  Let me do it.”  Rare Earth said.
Rare Earth walked over to Ms. Liberty’s desk and told the chef that it was a mistake.
“Necrophillia, girlfriend, get your scrawny butt up here.”  Rare Earth said into the intercom.
“Oh yeah, that’s much better.  Here, let me do it.”  Vince Dastardly said as he pulled the intercom closer to him.
“Necrophillia.  Necrophillia, calling Necrophillia.  Necrophillia please report to Ms. Liberty’s office ASAP.”  Vince Dastardly said into the intercom.
“Vince, not everybody knows what ASAP means.  Here give it to me.”  Ice Mannix demanded.
“Necrophillia, report to Ms. Liberty’s office, on-the-double.  Move it mister.”  Ice Mannix said into the intercom.
“That’s no way to call somebody, even if it is Necrophillia.  Here let me do it.”  The Fattinator said as he tore the intercom box away from Ice.
“Necrophillia, please report to Ms. Liberty’s office for team assignment and training.”  The Fattinator said.
“No that’s wrong!  Give it here.”  SFD said as he struggled to get control over the intercom.
“No, you fools, let me handle it.”  Marshal Darkness said as grabbed the intercom.
“Let go, I’ll do it.”  Vince Dastardly said as he pulled on the intercom wires trying to get control over the device.
“Stop it!  This is not a toy.  It is an intercom.  It is used for official business only.  I shall be in control of it.  Just because I hit the wrong button the first time, doesn’t mean that I’m not an expert with it.”  SFD said with authority.
“Necrophillia, report to Ms. Liberty’s office, and bring cheese.”  SFD said into the intercom.
“Now you wants the cheese, what da matter with you.”  The Italian chef said over the intercom.
“Why do I keep getting that guy?”  SFD said.
“Because you don’t know what you are doing, never have, never will.”  Ice Mannix said.
“What?  Why you.”  SFD said as he put a fire circle around Ice.
Ice made freezing rain fall and put out the fire.  SFD fire cinders at Ice.  Ice ducked and the cinders hit Flower Night.  Ice set a bolt of ice towards SFD.  The dragon flapped his wings and dodged the attack.  Flower Night recovering from the cinders, shot a fist full of arrows at SFD.  Ice moved accidently into the line of fire and caught several of the arrows.  SFD used combustion to get everyone’s attention.  Ice Mannix put a patch of ice under Flower Night’s feet causing her to fall to the floor.  Marshal Darkness summoned his zombies and had them yell, “Time Out!”  The Fattinator called up his robots to guard him from stray ice, fire and arrows.  Vince Dastardly got so frightened by the display of powers that he became invisible and hid.  SFD used breath of fire at Ice Mannix just as Ice Mannix was about to punch him with an ice covered fist.  The fire melted away the ice.  Rare Earth grabbed the intercom.
“Necrophillia, what are you doing, girl?  Now get yourself up to Ms. Liberty’s office.  You’re missing Ice and the dragon going at it.”  Rare Earth said into the intercom.
“What is going on in here?”  Ms. Liberty asked at the top of her voice as she walked into her office and saw the mess.
Ice Mannix and Super Fire Dragon didn’t hear her as they continued fighting.  Ice threw a left upper cut.  The dragon retaliated by throwing a fireball at him.  Ice ducked and the fireball found the drapes.  Ice throw another ice bolt at the dragon.  SFD dodged the ice and used embers on Ice.  The ice bolt hit Ms. Liberty sending her flying to the floor.  Ice started coughing and choking, but before SFD could move in for the kill, Rare Earth encased him in stone.
“Melissa!  I had him.”  SFD shouted.
“Listen, you two, if you’re going to fight, take it outside.”  Rare Earth said.
“Marshall, help me!”  Flower Night cried as she fought the blazing drapes.
“Just look at this mess!”  Ms. Liberty shouted shaking off the effects of the ice bolt and getting to her feet.
“He started it.”  SFD and Ice Mannix said in unison.
Ms. Liberty reached for her desk intercom only to find it broken.
“Longbow!  Assemble!”  Ms. Liberty shouted.
Just then the Italian chef walked in with 12 bowls of cream of cheese soup.
“Ms. Liberty, I make-a good soup for you.  I used extra cheese.  Special, just for you.”  The Italian chef said.
They all laughed.
“Thank you, chef.”  Ms. Liberty said to the Italian chef.
“Gratzie.”  The Italian chef said as he left the room.
“Now, the rest of you, OUT!  Get out!  OUT!  OUT!  OUT!”  Ms. Liberty shouted.
“So does this mean that I don’t get any cheese soup?”  Vince Dastardly asked.
“Dude, even I’m not foolish enough to ask that.”  SFD advised Vince Dastardly.
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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #42 on: February 05, 2015, 06:45:59 AM »
“Have they left for the task force mission?”  Ms. Liberty asked The Longbow Warden.
“Yes, they left for Brickstown a little while ago.”  The Longbow Warden answered.
“Good, send in a repair and clean-up team to my office, and get me a new intercom.  Mine looks like it lost a tug-a-war.”  Ms. Liberty ordered.
“Yes.”  The longbow Warden said leaving Ms. Liberty’s office.

Meanwhile

“This must be the place.”  The Fattinator said.
“Ok, let’s go in.”  Marshal Darkness said.
“Wait a minute.  Let’s go over our roles.  I’m the star of the mission, the willpower tank.”  Super Fire Dragon said.
“And I’m the assassin who kills, I mean, arrests the bosses.”  Vince dastardly added.
“I’m the controller who will lock everybody in-place.”  Rare Earth said.
“I’m the blaster who will shoot arrows at our enemies.”  Flower Night said.
“And I’m the blaster who will actually do damage to our enemies with ice.”  Ice Mannix bragged.
“I’m a mastermind who will use my robot army to defeat any foe.”  The Fattinator said.
“No, I’m the mastermind who will use dead things to frighten and defeat our foes.”  Marshal Darkness said.
“I wish we had Kolissa’s buffs and debuffs.”  SFD said.
“Necrophillia and Marshal Darkness made an interesting double zombie masterminds.  Robots and zombies just don’t go.”  Ice Mannix said.
“Are you complaining about my robots, punk?”  The Fattinator threatened.
“Yeah The Fattinator.  Who ever heard of undead robots any how?”  Rare earth asked.
“Robots, zombies it’s all the same, but arrows, now you’re talking.”  Flower Night said.
“Arrows, posh.  Ice is king.”  Ice Mannix said.
“Ice schrice, for arresting power you need a katana and the know-how to use it.”  Vince Dastardly said.
“And it don’t hurt being invisible as you strike the first blow --- cheater!”  Rare Earth taunted.
“Look at you, without your pet baked potato, you’re nothing.”  Ice Mannix said.
“For the last time, it’s not a baked potato.  It is a living rock creature.”  Rare Earth defended.
“Well, it looks like a baked potato.”  Ice Mannix said.
“Ice, you’re one to talk.  Didn’t they nerf Ice Blast to the point that you’re more of a controller now.”  SFD said.
“Hey, what’s wrong with controllers?”  Rare Earth asked.
“There is nothing wrong with being a controller; some of my best friends are controllers.”  Flower Night said.
“Me, how about you, Dragon?  Isn’t willpower so nerfed now that you’re only a paper dragon.”  Ice Mannix insulted.
“Oh that is it!  Put them up.  Put them up.”  SFD said mocking the Cowardly Lion from The Wizard of Oz.
“Stop it!  We have a job to do.  Let’s be professional.  Stop bragging about who is more nerfed or whatever.”  Rare Earth said.
“No, we weren’t bragging about being nerfed.”  Ice Mannix tried to explain.
“My robots are so weak.”  The Fattinator said.
“How weak are they?”  Marshal Darkness asked.
“My robots are so weak that even your zombies could whip them.”  The Fattinator said.
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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #43 on: February 10, 2015, 03:25:47 AM »
After several minutes of putting each others’ powers down and telling bad jokes, the team entered the warehouse.  This warehouse is believed to be an important base for the Freakshow.
“Anybody got a map of this dump?”  Super Fire Dragon asked.
“Just push the ‘M’ key, Dragon.”  Ice Mannix replied.  Sometimes Ice wondered how that dragon could do anything.
“I left my keyboard in my other pants.”  SFD said.
“You’re not wearing pants.”  Flower Night played along.
“That explains why it hurts when I put my hand in my pocket.”  SFD said laughing.
“Dragon!  This is serious business.  We must defeat the Freakshow and find Giovanna.”  The Fattinator reminded.
“Oh good luck trying to get that dragon to be serious.”  Ice Mannix offered.
“Now guys, I can just as serious as the next dragon.”  SFD defended.
“Hows about the next tank smasher?”  The Freakshow Tank Smasher said as he started to smash Super Fire Dragon, the tank.
Ice Mannix put an ice patch under the Tank Smasher.  Flower Night shot the Freak with several arrows.  The Fattinator summoned his robots. Rare Earth locked the tank smasher in place with stone cages and summoned her pet baked potato.  Vince turned invisible and went scouting the rest of the map.  Super Fire Dragon was knocked down and unconscious.  Ice Mannix then knocked the Freak out by giving him an ice covered right upper-cut to the chin.
“Dragon!”  Rare Earth exclaimed.
“Dragon, stop playing around.”  Ice Mannix said.
“I think he’s dead.”  The Fattinator said.
Flower Night dropped to her knees and did the grief emote.
“Did he have his toggles on?  Does anybody know if he had his toggles on?”  Marshal Darkness asked.
“That Tank Smasher came out of no where.  He might not have been ready?”  Rare Earth thought out loud.
“Dragon, go to the hospital, we’ll wait.”  Ice Mannix insisted.
“Ice, I think he might be held.”  Flower Night said.
“No, he’s faking.  He is always faking.”  Ice Mannix said.
Just then Vince became visible as he ran towards the group.
“Guys, guys.  There is a mobile group heading this way.”  Vince Dastardly said.
“How long do we have?”  Flower Night asked.
“Thirty seconds, tops.”  Vince dastardly said.
“Well, well.  Heroes.  Get them!”  The Freakshow boss said to his group.
“Maybe less.”  Vince Dastardly said.
“Great, just great.”  Flower Night said trying to sound like Super Fire Dragon.
“What are you doing?”  Vince Dastardly asked.
“That was my tank impersonation; what did you think?”  Flower Night asked.
“Needs work.”  Ice Mannix said.
The heroes were victorious against the Freaks, but Flower Night and Marshal Darkness are smelling the carpet.
“Marshall!  Wake up, baby.”  Rare Earth yelled.
“He seems to be like Super Fire Dragon.  Held or something.  They are unable to go to the hospital.”  The Fattinator said.
“Yes, and we’re down to only 4, and Vince is useless.”  Ice Mannix said.
“Hey, just because I’m invisible doesn’t mean that I can’t hear.”  Vince Dastardly said.
“Do you hear what I hear?”  Rare Earth asked.
“More on the way, yikes.”  The Fattinator said.
“Brace yourselves, this is going to sting.”  Ice Mannix said as he charged the incoming Freaks.

Meanwhile

“Ooo, this one looks a lot nicer than my old one.”  Ms. Liberty cooed.
“Yes, it can patch into all the com channels and phone lines.  It can even read your email.”  The technician bragged.
“Ms. Liberty!  Ms. Liberty!”  Kolissa said as she ran into Ms. Liberty’s office.
“Kolissa, you’re supposed to be resting.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“Ms. Liberty,”  Kolissa said panting,  “It’s a trap.”
“What are you talking about.”  Ms. Liberty asked.
“No time to explain, we must warn them.”  Kolissa said.
“I’m not warning the Pope about the Swiss Guard until I get some answers.”  Ms. Liberty insisted.
“Actually, they’re on the same side.”  The technician said.
“Look, I studied these photos.  They look like Giovanna is in Brickstown with the Freakshow, but when I looked closer.”  Kolissa said.
“What?”  Ms. Liberty asked taking the photos that Kolissa handed her.
“Yes, when I looked closer, I could tell that these photos are faked.”  Kolissa said.
“How?”  Ms. Liberty said in disbelief.
“You see this shadow.  It points to the Zig, but the location of that building is North of the Zig.”  Kolissa explained.
“You’re right.  Unless that is the parking garage photo-shopped to look like that other building.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“Yes, the parking garage is East of the Zig.  That would make this photo make sense, but it can’t be that warehouse.”  Kolissa continued.
“That means that somebody wanted us to …  I got to warn the team.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“May I do it?”  Kolissa asked.
“Ok.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“Kolissa to task force blue 35.  Come on please, this is Kolissa calling task force blue 35.”  Kolissa said into Ms. Liberty’s new intercom system.
“Kolissa, not a good time.”  Ice Mannix answered.
“Ice, where’s Super Fire Dragon?”  Kolissa asked.
“Oh, he’s kissing the floor.  Can this wait?  We are in the middle of a fight.”  Ice Mannix complained.
“I’m calling to tell you that you might be heading into a trap.”  Kolissa said.
“Thanks loads.  Ice Mannix out.”  Ice Mannix said.
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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #44 on: February 12, 2015, 04:14:19 AM »
“How did we survive that last onslaught?”  Ice Mannix asked.
“We won’t survive another, we lost The Fattinator.”  Vince said.
“Without his robots to take the heat, we’re toast.”  Rare Earth.
“Cute, Melissa.”  Ice Mannix said.
“I say we cut our loses and head for the exits.”  Vince Dastardly said.
“No, Vince.  We are NOT leaving these brave heroes, and Super Fire Dragon, behind.”  Ice Mannix.
“You must really hate that dragon.”  Rare earth said.
“Yeah Ice, lighten up on Super Fire Dragon already.”  Vince dastardly said.
“He started it.”  Ice Mannix said.
“Trying to train you, as I recall.”  Rare Earth said.
“Details, details.  Anyway, he got me killed so many times that I lost count.”  Ice Mannix said.
“Six.”  Rare Earth said.
“No it was at least 10 if not five thousand!”  Ice Mannix said.
“Yeah, it was six.”  Vince Dastardly said.
“Ok, but being killed dead even once is a lot for most people.”  Ice Mannix said.
“Dude, you went straight to the hospital after each time.”  Vince dastardly said.
“And have you tried hospital food, lately?”  Ice Mannix said.


Meanwhile

“Ms. Liberty, is this new furniture?”  Kolissa asked as the two stood in Ms. Liberty’s office.
“Yes, Ice Mannix and that Dragon had a dust-up.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“Oh, really, what happened?”  Kolissa asked.
“I got all new furniture and I new improved intercom system and new drapes and fresh wall coverings.”  Ms. Liberty answered smugly.
“No!  I meant with the fight?”  Kolissa insisted.
“Oh who knows, they both looked unharmed, but my office was totaled.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“Those two have been at it this entire task force.”  Kolissa said.
“Yup.  So what do you think, a sofa over there or a setee?”  Ms. Liberty asked.
“Oooo, a nice sectional, comfy, but professional.  Not too leather, steel and glass looking.  That post modern stuff is way over done.”  Kolissa offered.
“A sectional, in corduroy and wooden end tables.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“Yes.  And ceramic lamps, oriental, but not too ornate.”  Kolissa said.
“Girlfriend, you’re on fire.”  Ms. Liberty said with a giggle.
“Thanks, deary, I do have a certain flair for this sort of thing.”  Kolissa said.
“I was thinking an oversized painting, a landscape, for the far wall.  What do you think?”  Ms. Liberty asked.
“I always like those paintings that continue onto the next frame.  Sort of like the wall is a group of windows.”  Kolissa said.
“Love it.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“Hey, I feel like we’re forgetting something.”  Kolissa said
“Yes!  But what is it?”  Ms. Liberty said.
They both thought in silence for a few seconds.
“The carpet!”  They said unison.
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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #45 on: February 16, 2015, 05:05:20 AM »
“Ms. Liberty, they told me that I was to report to your office.”  Necrophillia asked.
“Necrophillia!”  Kolissa shouted.
“Hello, Kolissa, let me … “  Necrophillia started.
“I am so sorry for upsetting you, deary.”  Kolissa interrupted.
“No, I should apologize for losing my temper.”  Necrophillia replied.
“Not at all, deary.  I realize that I provoked you.”  Kolissa said.
“Well, I’m sorry that I lost control.  Ms. Liberty, I’m here to pick up my last pay-check.  It was fun being a superhero.”  Necrophillia said keeping a brave face.
“Here you go.  What will you do now?”  Ms. Liberty asked handing Necrophillia her severance pay.
“I don’t know, I was thinking of getting into modeling.  The Goth look is in.”  Necrophillia said with a laugh.
“Wait a minute.  Ms. Liberty, you lied to me.”  Kolissa said.
“I did not lie.”  Ms. Liberty insisted.
“Here we are redecorating your office when Task Force Blue 35 walked into a trap.”  Kolissa said angrily.
“You’re not ready for field work.”  Ms. Liberty stated.
“No, field work ain’t ready for me.”  Kolissa insisted.
“But you can’t go in alone, and they already have 7 on the team.”  Ms. Liberty said making excuses.
“Ms. Liberty, I need you to do two things so that I can rescue my team.”  Kolissa said.
“What do you want me to do?”  Ms. Liberty played along.
“Reinstate Necrophillia and bump the team cap to 9.  We’re going in.”  Kolissa said.
“But you haven’t asked Necrophillia.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“She doesn’t need to!”  Necrophillia asserted.
“What do you mean?”  Ms. Liberty asked.
“I mean, any hero worth her salt would gladly risk anything to save her friends.”  Necrophillia shouted getting a bit angry at  Ms. Liberty for asking such a basis question.
“That’s what I wanted to hear.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“What do you mean?”  Necrophillia said.
“You had said that you were sorry for what you did to Kolissa, but you never said that you would give up anything to help her.  You are hereby reinstated.  Now go rescue your friends.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“Ms. Liberty, you are crafty.  You planned this whole thing, didn’t you?”  Kolissa asked.
“Well, most of it, now get going.”  Ms. Liberty said.
Just then Necrophillia deployed her team transport.
“My powers work, again!”  Necrophillia exclaimed.
“Yes deary, just don’t try ‘Soul Drain’ again.”  Kolissa said.
They both laughed as they entered the team transport.
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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #46 on: February 17, 2015, 04:45:01 AM »
“Necrophillia, wait.  Before we go in.”  Kolissa said.
“Yes?”  Necrophillia asked.
“You’re wearing black low heels, dark blue slacks and a powder blue sweater.”  Kolissa noted.
“Yeah so?”  Necrophillia asked again.
“No superhero on my team with a name like Necrophillia is going on a mission dressed like that.  Put on your costume.”  Kolissa insisted.
“Oh right.  It has been so long since they allowed me to wear it.  Hang on.”  Necrophillia said.
And in a blinding flash of light and a clap of thunder, Necrophillia was again dressed in her trademark really-too-short pink dress with the demon head in the middle of the chest.  She had an evil smile on her Goth made-up face.  And from the top of her head to the bottoms of her spike high heels she had that “Come to your doom, boys” look about her that is so popular these days.
“Much better.”  Kolissa admired.
Kolissa started for the door, but Necrophillia stopped her.
“Aren’t you forgetting something?”  Necrophillia asked.
“Ummm, ladies of the night first?”  Kolissa puzzled.
“No, I can see your face.”  Necrophillia said.
“Well, I’m not going to marry you, deary.”  Kolissa answered.
“No, your costume.”  Necrophillia insisted.
“Oh, of course.  I’ve been through a lot these last few days, thanks by the way, I nearly forgot.”  Kolissa likewise changed into her Night Widow costume.
“You send one person’s soul to hell, and they never let you forget it.”  Necrophillia mused.
“It is funny that we can joke about it.  I nearly lost my mind … “ Kolissa said.
“And I nearly lost my freedom.”  Necrophillia said.
“Let’s promise each other, right here that we will never tease or prank each other again.”  Kolissa said.
“Boy, this experience has changed you.  I will promise to go easy on you and try to be nicer.”  Necrophillia said.
“The old Kolissa would not have said that?”  Kolissa asked.
“Well, no.  She probably would have said,”  Necrophillia continued imitating Kolissa, “Deary, if I ever catch you doing that ‘Soul Drain’ again, you’ll lose more than your freedom.  Here, have some tea.”
“That’s pretty good.  I have missed you.”  Kolissa said.
They hugged each other as they started to cry.


Meanwhile

“Yes, Giovanna.  I have sent Kolissa and Necrophillia to that same warehouse.”  Ms. Liberty said over the telephone.
“Excellent.  I shall arrange a welcome party for them.”  Giovanna said as she hung-up the phone.  “Ms. Liberty has lived up to her part of our deal.  Once we capture this Task Force Blue 35, nothing will stop us.”
“Brilliant.  I can’t believe that you managed to get the great Ms. Liberty to go along with our plans.”  Kalinda said.
“It was easy; I told her that I have found a way to bring Statesman back to life.”  Giovanna said and started to laugh.

Back at Ms. Liberty’s office:

“Yes, I just got off the phone with her ...”  Ms. Liberty said into the phone.  “ … I don’t care about that.  Send everything!”
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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #47 on: February 18, 2015, 05:00:40 AM »
“But it isn’t safe!”  Kalinda argued.
“Listen, I want to be there when the last hero is banished from my beloved city!”  Giovanna countered.
“But what if something goes wrong?”  Kalinda asked.
“What could happen?  We’re super villains.”  Giovanna said

Meanwhile

“Ice, this is a good plan.  We revive The Fattinator and Marshal Darkness.”  Vince dastardly said.
“Yes, so we can use their pets to guard around the corner.”  Ice Mannix said.
“We should be able to hold them off.”  Vince Dastardly said as he went invisible and gave The Fattinator a wakie.
“Remind me to stop at 6 drinks next time.”  The Fattinator said as he staggered across the room toward the group.
“Lol, that never gets old.  Every time you say it.”  Ice Mannix said sarcastically.
The Fattinator knelt down and rested to regain strength and endurance.
“We also need Marshal Darkness, for this plan to work, but he is being guarded.”  Vince Dastardly said.
“Did you give him a wakie, yet?”  Ice Mannix asked.
“Yup, and I whispered the plan to him.”  Vince dastardly said.
“When you’re ready, Vince, attack the Lieutenant.”  Ice Mannix instructed.
“Hold it, let me recharge first.”  The Fattinator said.
“Of course.”  Ice Mannix said.
“Once we hold this room, we should be able to get to Super Fire Dragon.”  Vince informed.
“Do we gotta?”  Ice Mannix asked.
“Let’s not go through all that again.”  Vince Dastardly laughed.

Meanwhile

“Best friends forever?”  Necrophillia asked Kolissa.
“Best friends forever, deary.”  Kolissa responded.
“Oh, wait, the mission.”  Necrophillia said in surprise.
“Oh, yeah, I almost forgot.”  Kolissa replied.
“Call Ms. Liberty and tell her that we are in place.”  Necrophillia suggested.
“Deary, we left, via teleport, an hour ago.  We are supposed to be inside already.”  Kolissa reminded.
“It’s been that long?  Maybe we should just go inside now?”  Necrophillia said.
“I don’t know, I hate to arrive so late.”  Kolissa said jokingly.
“I superhero is neither late nor early, but she arrives precisely when she means to.”  Necrophillia said.
They both laughed and entered the warehouse.

Meanwhile

“I’m leaving to check on some field work.  You are in-charge until I return.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“I understand.”  The Longbow Warden said.
“And stay out of my liquor cabinet.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“Yes, Ma’am.”  The Longbow Warden said disappointedly.
Ms. Liberty pushed a button on her new intercom.
“Task Force Blue 36, are you ready for deployment?”  Ms. Liberty asked.
“It depends on your definition of ‘ready’.”  Developer 13 said over the intercom.
Ms. Liberty thought about how she had to scrap the bottom of the barrel to put this task force together.  There was Developer 13 a mind-control controller, and Some Nut With A Gun an assault rifle blaster, and Red Control an illusion controller and Not Another Hero a super strength tank and Richard Bourbon, XXIV a water blaster and Guns McCoy another assault rifle blaster.  They weren’t bad heroes, they just weren’t very good.  And to make matters worse, they didn’t team well.
“Get going, and stop giving me double talk.”  Ms. Liberty said into the intercom.
“This situation must be dire.”  The Longbow Warden said.  “If you have to use heroes like Developer 13.”
“Yes, until Iron Wolf can return the rest of the heroes, just is all there is, along with the Longbow and the Vanguard.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“And the Vanguard is busy keeping the Rikti from taking advantage of the situation.”  The Longbow Warden said.
“Right; and the rest of the Longbow are keeping Arachnos from taking advantage of the situation.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“What about the Vindicators?”  The Longbow Warden asked.
“You’re looking at her.”  Ms. Liberty said.
“Really?  What happened.”  The Longbow Warden asked.
“All the heroes were sent to another dimension.”  Ms. Liberty said in that well duh voice that people use sometimes.
“Oh, yeah, I forgot.”  The Longbow Warden said.
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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #48 on: February 19, 2015, 06:27:30 AM »
“Ms. Liberty’s office, please hold.”  The Longbow Warden said into the intercom system as yet another incoming call buzzed.
“I can’t take it anymore.  This stupid phone won’t stop buzzing.  Everybody decided to call Ms. Liberty while I’m in-charge.  I hate this job.”  The Longbow Warden said out loud to no one.
“Is this Ms. Liberty’s office?”  Totally Awesome Dude asked as he walked into Ms. Liberty’s office and past the sign on the door that read, “Ms. Liberty”.  He was good looking and dressed in a sky blue suit.  His slicked back hair and aviator sunglasses made him look confident.  There was something about him though.  Maybe it was that he is a Kheldian.  Maybe it is his name.  He seemed out of place.
“Who are you?”  The Longbow Warden asked.
“I’m Totally Awesome Dude.”  Totally Awesome Dude said.
“I am a Longbow Warden.  You will address as Sir or Warden.”  The Longbow Warden insisted as he stood up from Ms. Liberty’s desk and tried to look big, mean and aggressive.
“Ok, good to know, sir.”  Totally Awesome Dude replied a bit confused.
“Now, what is your name, private?”  The Longbow Warden said snapping back to his military training days.
“Warden, no.  That is not my name.”  Totally Awesome Dude responded.
“What?”  The Longbow Warden was totally confused.
“Warden, Sir, I’m Totally Awesome Dude.”  Totally Awesome Dude said.
“Stop calling me ‘dude’.”  The Longbow Warden shouted.
“I’m not calling you, sir.”  Totally Awesome Dude said.
“I know you are not calling me ‘sir’, you’re calling me ‘dude’.”  The longbow Warden explained.
“What?”  Totally Awesome Dude was totally confused too.
“Are you drunk?  Spell your name.”  The Longbow Warden requested.
“Y-O-U-R N-A-M-E, see, I’m not drunk, sir.”  Totally Awesome Dude replied.
“WHO ARE YOU?”  The Longbow Warden demanded.
“I am a peacebringer superhero looking for Ms. Liberty, sir.”  Totally Awesome Dude said.
“Now, we’re getting some where.  What is your name?”  The Longbow Warden asked.
“Oh brother.”  Totally Awesome Dude said under his breath.
Just then Developer 13 walked into Ms. Liberty’s office.  Developer 13 wears a clown costume.  His principle powers put people to sleep as he drones on-and-on about computer program design patterns and the merits of functional versus declarative programming paradigms.
“Totally Awesome Dude, here you are.  I’ve been looking all over for you.”  Developer 13 said cheerfully.
“Oh hi Dev.  Long time.  How’s it going?”  Totally Awesome Dude asked.
“Oh same old, same old.  I’ve been looking into the R language; they recently added Big Data capabilities to it.  It should make it interesting.”  Developer 13 said.
“Big data?  What’s that?”  The Longbow Warden asked.
“NO!”  Totally Awesome Dude tried to stop what was to come next.
“ … and so you can have multiple federated searches inside portal mash-ups running independently.”  Developer 13 paused long enough to take a breath after his 20 minute explanation of the R language, Big Data and the internet of things.
“That is fascinating, too bad we can’t hear more --- ever.”  Totally Awesome Dude took the opportunity to reply.
“Oh.”  Developer 13 said.

Meanwhile

“Ice Mannix, my good friend.  How have you been?”  Kolissa asked as she and Necrophillia approached Task Force Blue 35 inside the warehouse.
“Stay back!”  Ice Mannix said aiming his ice flinging fist at Kolissa.
“Ice, it’s ok.  Meet the new Kolissa.”  Necrophillia said pointing to Kolissa.
“What happened to her?”  Ice Mannix asked in shock.
“I sent her soul to hell, remember.”  Necrophillia said almost saying ‘well duh’.
“I know that, but why is she so, so, nice.”  Ice Mannix wondered.
“She might not be ready for field work yet, but we got no choice.”  Necrophillia explained.
“Kolissa!”  Vince shouted as he became visible running toward her.
“Vincent.  You are looking well.  Well, now that I can see you.”  Kolissa said.
“Kolissa, I’m glad you’re on our team, but how is that possible.  That makes 9.”  The Fattinator puzzled.
“I told Ms. Liberty to bump the team cap.  This is a nice looking warehouse, for a warehouse.”  Kolissa said.
“Wow, Ms. Liberty can reprogram the game like that without kicking us out.”  Ice Mannix said.
“Yes, and as it turns out, Ms. Liberty has been pulling the strings behind the scenes.  She planned most of this.”  Necrophillia chimed-in.
“Do we know what she is up to?”  Vince Dastardly asked.
“Not really, she is a crafty old gal.”  Kolissa stated.
“So what’s the 211?”  Necrophillia asked.
“211?”  Ice Mannix asked.
“It’s a variant on the 411.  In most cities 211 gets you information about social services which I nearly needed.”  Necrophillia explained.
“It’s just as you see; Vince, The Fattinator, Marshal Darkness over there and myself trying to get to Super Fire Dragon, Rare Earth and Flower Night.”  Ice Mannix detailed.
“The map doesn’t allow you to go to the hospital.”  Vince Dastardly spoke up.
“I always hated those.”  Kolissa said.
“Necrophillia, can you put your zombies on guard with the others.  Kolissa, we need your buffs.”  Ice Mannix said.
Necrophillia summoned her zombies and placed them as asked.
“Super Fire Dragon trained you well.”  Kolissa said firing off mind-link and other buffs.
“Yes.  Yes, he did.”  Ice Mannix said suddenly realizing how far he had come since that day he met SFD in the library.
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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #49 on: February 20, 2015, 06:07:06 AM »
“Ok, I’m the team leader, because after all I am a developer.”  Developer 13 said.
“Yes, but you’re not a City of Heroes developer.  You have no power over us.”  Guns McCoy said.
“He controller, he control freak.”  Not Another Hero said.
“Why don’t you use verbs?  Verbs are our friends.”  Some Nut with a Gun said.
“You funny.  I break you.  There are you happy now, I used a verb?”  Not Another Hero said.
“N-A-H, I thought you spoke like that because you were all brawn.”  Totally Awesome Dude said.
“What?  You never hear role playing?”  Not Another Hero replied.
“And he’s back.”  Some Nut with a Gun said.
“Wait a minute, not all controllers are control freaks.”  Red Control said.
“I think that he might have been only referring to the dev.”  Richard Bourbon, XXIV said.
“Yes, Developer 13 is a control freak.”  Some Nut with a Gun said.
“Pipe down all of you.  Like I said, I’m the team leader.”  Developer 13 insisted.
“I think that maybe we should elect the team leader.”  Totally Awesome Dude said.
“Be democratic.  One man, one vote.”  Not Another Hero said.
“I nominate Richard Bourbon, the 24th, as our team leader.”  Some Nut with a Gun said.
“I nominate Totally Awesome Dude, as our team leader.”  Red Control said.
“Somebody nominate me or I’ll explain the difference between ‘And’ and ‘AndAlso’ in VB.NET, at length.”  Developer 13 threatened.
“Ok, ok, me nominate Developer 13, as team lead, as long as he no talk about programming truth tables.”  Not Another Hero said.
“Do we got to second each nomination?”  Guns McCoy asked.
“I say we dispense with the seconds and get on with the voting.  Who all wants me as your team leader?”  Developer 13 asked.
Totally Awesome Dude raised his hand.
“Well, tough.  As team leader I declare that I won the election.”  Developer 13 said.
“What?”  Red Control said.
“Can he do that?”  Richard Bourbon, XXIV asked.
“I got the most votes.  I won. End of file---I mean story.”  Developer 13 said.
“Well, nobody else received any votes.”  Totally Awesome Dude said.
“It unanimous.”  Not Another Hero said.
“As I was saying, as team leader what I say goes.”  Developer 13 ordered.
“Yes, great leader.”  Guns McCoy said.
“The rest of you, what did you say?”  Developer 13 asked.
“Yes, Great Leader!”  The team shouted.
“Ok, Ms. Liberty instructed me to take you guys to some warehouse or something.”  Developer 13 said.
“Me like warehouse, taste good.”  Not Another Hero said.
“You know, that really is starting to get old.”  Richard Bourbon, XXIV said.
“If you bothered with me talk, we step outside.”  Not Another Hero said.
“Me like you talk.”  Richard Bourbon, XXIV caved.
“Not Another Hero, please do not eat the warehouse.  The rest of you, form up on me as I fire up the old team teleport.”  Developer 13 said.
And with that, they vanished with a flash of light.

Meanwhile

“Thanks for rescuing me, that floor smelt funny.”  Super Fire Dragon informed.
“Oh Dragon, we couldn’t leave a hero such as yourself lying around.  We need your wisdom and guidance.”  Kolissa said.
“Who is THAT?”  SFD asked.
“That’s the new Kolissa.”  Ice Mannix said.
“You will get used to her, eventually.”  The Fattinator said.
“That’s Kolissa?  When was her last dose of medicine?”  SFD asked.
“I don’t know, Kolissa, when was your last shot.”  Necrophillia asked.
“Oh, I don’t remember.  Was it 4, no brown.  Yes tuba o’clock in the foyer.”  Kolissa said.
“Great, just great.”  SFD said.
“Sorry, Dragon, she seemed so normal a little while ago.”  Necrophillia explained.
“Flower Night, please take Kolissa back to headquarters for her shot.”  SFD said.
“Look at all the pretty colors.”  Kolissa said pointing to the approaching group of Freakshow.
“Great, just great.”  SFD said.
“You already said that.”  Marshal Darkness said.
“We have no choice, she has to stay and fight.”  Ice Mannix said.
“Kolissa!  Listen to me.”  SFD said.
“Are you real?”  Kolissa asked.
“Ice, see if you can get through to her, I’ll go tank the freaks.”  SFD said.
“Kolissa, this is your old buddy, Ice.”  Ice Mannix said.
“Ice, I never lampshade your sense of humor.”  Kolissa said and then she fell to the floor.
“She passed-out.”  Ice Mannix said.
“Great, just great.”  SFD said, again.
“Necrophillia, you better hope she recovers, because after this fight, if she doesn’t, we are going to stomp you.”  Marshal darkness said.
“Me, what did I do?”  Necrophillia pleaded.
“You sent her soul to hell and then you brought her to a mission when she wasn’t ready for field work.”  Flower Night recapped.
“Oh yeah.”  Necrophillia said as if she just suddenly remembered.
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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #50 on: February 22, 2015, 12:02:12 AM »
“Who are you people, and what are you doing in my bedroom?”  Kolissa asked regaining conscientious.
“Wow, she slept through that entire battle?”  Vince Dastardly said.
“Kolissa, are you alright?”  Super Fire Dragon asked with concern.
“Super Fire Dragon, deary, nice to see you.”  Kolissa answered.
“Kolissa, we need to get you back to headquarters for your shot.”  Flower Night said.
“I don’t need a shot, well, not that kind anyway.  I need to give Necrophillia a piece of advice.”  Kolissa said.
“Necrophillia, Kolissa wants you.”  Ice Mannix called over to Necrophillia.
Necrophillia left her zombies guarding the hallway and walked over to where they were helping Kolissa up into a chair.
“What is it?”  Necrophillia asked sheepishly.
“Necrophillia, deary, sleep with one eye open.”  Kolissa threatened.
“She’s back.”  SFD said.
“Yes, I’m back you talking lizard.  Now let’s find Giovanna.”  Kolissa stormed.
“Not so fast.”  Developer 13 said as he walked into the room with the rest of Task Force Blue 36.
“Who is this clown?”  Kolissa asked.
“We are about to find out.”  Ice Mannix said.
“I am Developer 13 and this is Totally Awesome Dude.”  Developer 13 said pointing to his right where Totally Awesome Dude was standing.
“Do I look like a dude?”  Kolissa shouted.
“Well, no.  Why do you ask?”  Developer 13 answered.
“You called me ‘dude’; don’t do it again.”  Kolissa said aiming her wrist dart gun at Developer 13.
“Let me explain.”  Totally Awesome Dude said.
“Ok, start talking.”  Kolissa said aiming her wrist dart gun at Totally awesome Dude.
“Maybe I should explain, you could get us all killed.”  Guns McCoy said.
“Me ‘splane.”  Not Another Hero said.
“No, you’re doing wrong.  I’ll do it.”  Some Nut with a Gun said.
“He Totally Awesome Dude.  Me Not Another Hero.  That guy Guns McCoy.”  Not Another Hero said.
“Oh, ‘Totally Awesome Dude’ is his name.”  Kolissa said lowering her wrist dart gun.
“She followed THAT?  She’s either crazy or completely cured.”  Marshal Darkness said.
“And I’m Some Nut with a Gun.”  Some Nut with a Gun said.
“You certainly are.”  Necrophillia said.
“Yes, he certainly is.”  Red Control said.
“So why are you guys here?”  SFD asked.
“We rescue pansy team Task Force Blue 35.”  Not Another Hero said.
“We’re Task Force Blue 35!”  Ice Mannix shouted.
“No offense.”  Not Another Hero said.
“Look, Some Hero with a Developer or whatever your name is, we don’t need rescuing.”  The Fattinator said.
“Yeah, we got back on our feet and we have 9 members, so go away.”  Rare Earth said.
“We can’t do that, you see the game has an automatic force multipler directly related to the inverse of the number of vacant teammember slots needed filled at the cycle start using the Cummings-Rosenblatph theory of paradigmn shift.”  Developer 13 said as Necrophillia and Flower Night fell asleep.
“Great, just great.”  SFD said.
“He has that effect on people.”  Guns McCoy said.
“If you promised that not explain anything ever again, you can stay and help out.”  Vince Dastardly said.
“Ok, what’s the plan?”  Some Nut with a Gun asked.
“Me smash.”  Not Another Hero said.
“You can’t say that, it’s copyrighted.”  SFD said.
“Oh right, Me Clobber.”  Not Another Hero said.
“Nope, you can’t say that either.”  Kolissa said.
“Oh crap.”  Not Another Hero said.
“Not that either.”  Vince Dastardly said.
“What, I didn’t say bad word.”  Not Another Hero said.
“Hell Boy says, ‘Oh Crap’, so you can’t use it.”  Red Control said.
“I better call my Bat-Writer and get a Bat-Battlecry.”  Not Another Hero said.
“Oh, he’s doing it on purpose.”  Flower Night said.
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Re: Where Have All The Heroes Gone: Task Force
« Reply #51 on: February 22, 2015, 05:46:30 AM »
“Ok, if this is going to work, we all need to know our parts.”  Ice Mannix said.
“That’s right.  I’m the team leader.”  Developer 13 said.
“What, you?”  Necrophillia asked.
“Yeah, we voted, he won.”  Guns McCoy offered.
“Well maybe you voted, deary, but that mean anything here.”  Kolissa said.
“Look, I’m in charge, you understand.”  Developer 13 insisted.
“He is a developer after all.”  Red Control said.
“So!”  Super Fire Dragon asked.
“So, he can erase you from the hard-drive.”  Red Control explained.
“No he can’t.  They use RAID-5.  He would have to erase all the hard-drives at the same time.”  Vince dastardly said.
“Actually, that’s not how RAID-5 works.  Firstly … “ Developer 13 started.
“I don’t care how RAID-5 works!”  Ice Mannix interrupted.
“But, but, but …”  Developer 13 stammered.
“This is how it goes, I’m in-charge, because I’m the senior tank.  Kolissa is in-charge of communication and organization.”  SFD said.
“Now, hold on.”  Ice Mannix said.
“What?”  SFD asked.
“First, I’m not 100% sure of Kolissa.  And who do you think brought this team back from disaster.  It was me.”  Ice Mannix said.
Kolissa shot Ice with her wrist dart gun.
“The dragon is in charge, and I’m in-charge of communication and organization.  Any questions?”  Kolissa asked.
“No, questions.  We’re good.  Put the dart gun away, nice lady.”  Developer 13 caved.
Ice Mannix fell to the floor.
“Ice, hit the hospital.”  SFD said.
“Kolissa, you have got to control your temper, girlfriend.”  Rare Earth said.
“I’m not mad, or upset.  I just have a point to make.  I think Ice got the point.”  Kolissa said.
“Ok, nobody cross Kolissa.  She has a dart gun and is not afraid to use it.  And those darts sting.”  Necrophillia said.
“Thanks, deary.  Now, everybody say what your powers are so we can keep track.  I’m an Arachnos Night Widow with dart gun and psychic powers like confusion.”  Kolissa said
“I’m a willpower fire tank.”  SFD said.
“Me tank too.”  Not Another Hero said.
“I am a tri-form peacebringer.”  Totally Awesome Dude said.
“I am an assault rifle blaster.”  Guns McCoy said.
“Guess what power I got.”  Some Nut with a Gun said as he shot the ceiling.
“Hey, knock it off.”  Kolissa demanded.
“Make me.”  Some Nut with a Gun said.
Kolissa raised her arm to aim her wrist dart gun, but Super Fire Dragon stopped her.
“Don’t you ever touch me again, you over grown lizard.”  Kolissa said.
“Look, you can’t shoot all our teammates full of poison darts, no matter how much you want to.”  SFD warned.
Kolissa shot SFD with her dart gun.
“Very funny.  I have my toggles on.  If you can’t control yourself, I’ll make you door-sit.”  SFD threatened.
“Alright, I’m sorry I shot you with lethal poison darts.”  Kolissa said.
“Anyway, Hi everyone, my name is Flower Night, no ‘K’, and I am an archery blaster.”  Flower Night said without a ‘K’.
“I’m Red Control.  I’m an Illusion Controller.”  Red Control said.
“I’m a katana stalker.”  Vince Dastardly said.
“I am Marshal Darkness.  I have pet zombies that do as I say.”  Marshal Darkness said.
“I too have pet zombies that follow my commands.”  Necrophillia said.  “Oh, by the way, I get the dead bodies.”
“Zombies, schrombies.  I have deadly robots with deadly lasers.  They are deadly.”  The Fattinator said.
“Three masterminds, that’s cool.”  Totally Awesome Dude said.
“Listen sucker, I got a pet too.  It’s a … “  Raer Earth started.
“Baked potato.”  Ice Mannix said as he returned from the hospital.
Everybody laughed.
“No, it’s a living rock creature.”  Rare Earth finished.
“I’m an Ice Blaster with Ice Melee powers.”  Ice Mannix said.
“I’m a mind controller.”  Developer 13 said.
“Melissa, state your power.”  Kolissa said.
“Oh right, I’m an earth controller.”  Rare Earth (Melissa) said.
“By the way, Kolissa, that’s one.  Two more strikes and look out.”  Ice Mannix said.
“Can I shoot him?  Please.”  Kolissa asked.
“No, you over there, what’s your name.”  SFD asked.
“Hi, I’m Richard Bourbon, XXIV.  And I’m a water blaster.”  Richard Bourbon, XXIV said.
“Hello Richard.”  Everybody said.
“This isn’t an AA meeting.”  Developer 13 said.
“Whatever, dude.”  SFD said.
“What?”  Totally Awesome Dude asked.
“No not you.”  SFD said.
“Kolissa, maybe you should report in to Ms. Liberty.”  Necrophillia suggested.
“Don’t bother, she isn’t in her office.  We just came from there.”  Developer 13 said.
“Where could she be?”  Vince Dastardly wondered out loud.
“She’s right here.”  Giovanna said walking into the room.
“Ms. Liberty, how could you?”  Necrophillia asked.
“It was simple; she offered me the square root of smoke dollars.”  Ms. Liberty said.
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« Reply #52 on: February 26, 2015, 08:46:20 AM »
The dragon wasted no time and charged the group guarding Giovanna.
"Dragon, what are you doing?" Asked a worried Necrophillia.
"Don't you recognize a code phrase when you hear it, attack." SFD said.
And they all joined in the attack.
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« Reply #53 on: March 08, 2015, 03:19:45 AM »
“So we’re fighting these guys, now?”  Some Nut with a Gun asked.
“Yes, you nut.  Get in there and fight.”  Guns McCoy answered.
“Come on everybody, let’s show them who’s the boss.”  Totally Awesome Dude said.
“But I never liked Tony Danza.”  Red Control.
“What?”  Totally Awesome Dude asked in exasperation.
“I don’t know, it was a cute show, Full House was better, but what does that have to do with anything?”  Developer 13 said.
“Lesser heroes, what are you talking about?”  Kolissa demanded.
“Hey, just because we were deleted before hitting that precious level 50, doesn’t make us lesser heroes.”  Developer 13 shouted.
“Well, it kind of does.”  Not Another Hero said.  “Although, technically, I wasn’t deleted, the game was shut-down.”
“Snooty-pants.”  Some Nut with a Gun countered.
“Look, I was deleted fair and square.  I can live with that.  I didn’t measure up or perhaps the slot was needed for a different character.  Like maybe an Arachnos Widow.”  Developer 13 said.
“You were deleted to make more for Kolissa?”  Red Control asked.
“Well no, not exactly, but I could have been.”  Developer 13 said.

[Author’s note, ok this is getting surreal.  Yes, the second team is made up of characters of mine that I deleted, but …]

Guns McCoy fired his assault rifle at the group of bad guys.
“Great, just great.”  Super Fire Dragon said.  “Somebody just shot me.”
“Oopsy.”  Guns McCoy said with a giggle in his voice.
“Dude, like you just shot the great Super Fire Dragon, who by the way, was never deleted.”  Developer 13 said.
“I’ll fix it.”  Some Nut with a Gun said as he opened fire on SFD.
“Ouch!  Hey!  Cut it out!  That stings.”  SFD said.
“See, it’s all better now.”  Some Nut with a Gun said.
“You ARE Some Nut!”  Guns McCoy shouted.
“Me fix this.  Me kill Freaks.”  Not Another Hero said as he waded into the group of bad guys.
“Hey, you talk funny.”  SFD said.
“Me talk funny when me remember that me big dumb hulk, sometimes I forget.”  Not Another Hero said.
“I can see why you were deleted.”  SFD said.
“Me never get deleted!”  Not Another Hero said.
“I thought that all you guys on the second team had been deleted.”  SFD said.
“Not me.  Game got shut down.”  Not Another Hero said.
“Wait a minute, I know you.  You are the Increbidle Hulk.”  Necrophillia said to Not Another Hero.
“No me was Increbidle Hulk then me was Generic 01625 then me Not Another Hero.”  Not Another Hero said.  “Try to keep up.”
“Oh, sorry, of course.”  Necrophillia said.
“Enough of this chit-chat, attack!”  Ice Mannix demanded.
“Mr. Ice, sir, with all due respect, you were never even a character.”  Red Control said.
“Yeah, Red Control was the first character.”  Developer 13 said.
“Yeah, the first to get deleted.”  SFD said said.
They all laughed.
“I too was not deleted.  The game shut down before I could obtain high level.”  Richard Bourbon, XXIV said.
“You throw bourbon at bad guys.  That would have gotten old eventually.”  Developer 13 said.
“Yes, but I could truly say ‘Bottoms Up!’.”  Richard Bourbon, XXIV said.
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« Reply #54 on: March 11, 2015, 05:08:14 AM »
"But that's impossible."  Jenny Hall said to her doctor.
"I have examined you, and my findings are sound, but if you want a second opinnion ... "  Her doctor said.
"No.  It isn't that.  I mean I believe you, but we haven't planned this."  Jenny said.
"I suggest that you have a long and serious talk with him regarding your responsibilities."  Her doctor replied.
"You don't understand.  The father of my baby is a superhero."  Jenny Hall said and broke into tears.
"Now, there, there."  Her doctor said while patting her on the back trying to console her.
"A superhero!  Why?  Oh, why?"  Jenny cried.

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“What is that annoying sound.”  Super Fire Dragon asked.
“Me no hear nothing.”  Not Another Hero said.
“Yes Dragon, deary, what is this sound you think you hear?”  Kolissa asked mockingly.
“Oh, sorry, it’s my cell phone.”  Ice Mannix said as he pulled out his cell phone.  It was playing the song “My Girl”.
“Who could be calling you at this hour?”  Necrophillia asked.
“Girlfriend, it’s probably his girlfriend; I’ll bet.”  Rare Earth said.
“Is there anyway to stop that noise?”  SFD asked.
“Yeah, hang-on.”  Ice Mannix said as we answered the phone and walked away.
“How rude?”  Flower Night said.
“What do you mean?”  Developer 13 asked.
“Calling in the middle of a fight, like that, the nerve of some people.”  Flower Night answered and shot a fist full of arrows into the approaching Freakshow.
“Well, maybe the other party doesn’t realize what is happening right now.”  Developer 13 reasoned as he cast an wide area effect sleep hold, or did he explain the difference between a string and a string pointer to the Freakshow.
“Flower Night, not everybody understands what it is like to be a superhero.”  Richard Bourbon XXIV offered as he woke the Freaks up by spraying them with 3 year old bourbon.
“Is that the 8 year old whiskey?”  Guns McCoy asked.
“Nope, I use the young naughty whiskey on bad guys.”  Richard Bourbon XXIV replied.
“What you have in reserve?”  Not Another Hero asked.
“I have some fine barrel strength 7 year old that I’m saving for a special occasion.”  Richard Bourbon XXIV said.
“Sounds great.”  Red Control said.  “Hey, Dragon, hurry up and win this fight,  Richard has some hooch that he wants us to try.”
“This would go faster if you guys would help.”  SFD complained.
“We have better things to do than fight bad guys.”  Developer 13 said.
“No womder you got deleted.”  SFD replied.
“Hey, fighting isn’t everything.”  Some Nut with a Gun said as he emptied yet another clip into the approaching Freakshow.
“Who are you and what have you done with Some Nut with a Gun?”  Red Control asked.
“Yeah, without fighting, my zombies are pretty much useless.”  Marshal Darkness added.
“All I’m saying is that I don’t want to fight ALL the time.  I like to relax and have fun.”  Some Nut with a Gun said.
“Yeah, relaxing by using signs, street lights, windows and whatever else as target practice.”  Red Control said.
“Hey, you relax your way, I relax my way.”  Some Nut with a Gun said.
“So you’re the nut who shot-up my car last week?”  The Fattinator shouted as he sent his robot army into the path of the approaching Freakshow.
“Who me?  No, I was out-of-town that week.  Heh.”  Some Nut with a Gun said.
“Look, Mr. The Fattinator, Sir.  I’m sure that if and I say if Some Nut with a Gun shot up your car, we have no way of knowing that Some Nut with a Gun was the Nut with some gun that actually did do the shooting up.”  Totally Awesome Dude said.
“That was awesome!”  Some Nut with a Gun said.
“Ok, but when I figure out what the initials SNWAG means, I’m going to send a robot to the gunman’s house.”  The Fattinator said.
“SNWAG?  What’s that?”  Red Control asked over-hearing The Fattinator.
“That was the pattern left by the bullet holes on the side of my car.”  The Fattinator said.
“SNWAG?  That’s weird, we may never know what that means.”  Some Nut with a Gun said.
“Yeah, we will never know.”  Totally Awesome Dude said knowingly.
“Me know what it means.”  Not Another Hero said.
Some Nut with a Gun’s face went white.
“What does it mean?”  Red Control asked.
“You need new car.  Ha!  Ha!  Ha!”  Not Another Hero said.
“SNWAG, let’s see Some Nut with … “ Vince Dastardly said.
“We may NEVER know.”  Totally Awesome Dude interrupted.
“No I almost have it, Some Nut … “  Vince Dastardly started.
“We may NEVER know; you understand?”  Totally Awesome Dude interrupted.
“Wait, SNWAG, could that mean Guns McCoy?”  The Fattinator asked.
“No!  No, there is no way on earth that SNWAG could possible mean Guns McCoy.”  Guns McCoy said nervously.
“Guns is right, SNWAG means Some Nut with a Gun and that could be anybody.”  Red Control said.
“Right.  Paragon City is full of weirdos.”  The Fattinator said.
“Yeah, weirdos everywhere.”  Some Nut with a Gun said after he started breathing again.
“Next time, make sure it isn’t an over-sized superhero with lethal robots whose car you’re shooting up, ok?”  Totally Awesome Dude whispered to Some Nut with a Gun.
“Gulp!”  Some Nut with a Gun replied.
“Guys!  Guys!  Guess what?”  Ice Mannix shouted as he ran back into the room.
“The doctor found your spleen and can reattach it next week.”  SFD said while waiting for breath of fire to recharge.
“Dragon, stop reading my email.”  Ice Mannix said sternly.
“Ok, ok, what’s the big news?  You finally made it to level 50 or something?”  Necrophillia asked.
“I’m going to have a baby.”  Ice Mannix said.
“What?”  SFD said.  “I thought you were male.”
“Congratulations, Ice.”  Rare Earth said.
“When is Jenny due?”  Kolissa asked.
“We have to throw a shower.”  Necrophillia said.
“Let’s go baby clothes shopping.  Is it going to be a boy or a girl?”  Flower Night asked.
“Too early to tell that.  I’m just so happy, I can’t think straight.”  Ice Mannix said.
“Dude, 2 am feeding.  Poopy diapers.  Babies cry when they poop and poop when they cry.”  Guns McCoy said.
“Oh, come on, it’s not that bad.”  Marshal Darkness said.
“Oh, man, it just hit me.  I’m going to be a father.  Some kid’s dad.  I can’t be a dad.”  Ice Mannix said.
“You’ll make a great dad.  Now, does Jenny like ducks or cartoon characters better?”  Flower Night asked.
“Maybe we should get yellow stuff until we know if it’s a boy or a girl.”  Necrophillia said.
“Well, she’ll need receiving blankets, bottles, diapers, a bassinette, a crib, a playpen, a changing table, one of those wind-up mobiles and baby toys like teething rings and rattles.”  Kolissa said.
“And bibs, bonnets, booties, and pacifiers.”  Necrophillia added.
“Great, just great.  We lost the females.”  SFD said.
“”Ice, is Jenny going to breast feed or formula feed?”  Rare Earth asked.
“What, I don’t know.  What’s the difference?”  Ice Mannix said confused.
“What’s the difference??  Men!”  Flower Night, Kolissa, Necrophillia, Rare Earth and Ms. Liberty said.
“What did I say?”  Ice Mannix said.
“Ice, welcome to fatherhood.  Your girlfriend and all the women you know are having the baby.  You are just along to pay the bills.”  Marshal Darkness said.
“Where I come from, we fathers get to eat about half the newly hatched eggs, before their mother chases us off.”  SFD said.
“Eeeeeewwwww!”  Vince Dastardly said.
“Still, it has some merits.”  Guns McCoy said.
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« Reply #55 on: March 12, 2015, 04:39:22 AM »
"Hold it right there, Giovanna."  Super Fire Dragon warned.
"Pish-posh, Dragon.  I'm going baby clothes shopping, come on ladies."  Giovanna said as she turned and walked away with Ms. Liberty, Kolissa, Flower Night, Rare Earth and Necrophillia following her.
"But, but, but ... "  SFD stammered.
"It's no use, Dragon.  They are gone."  Marshal Darkness said.
"This is all your fault."  Guns McCoy shouted to Ice Mannix.
"What did I do?"  Ice Mannix asked.
"When a mommy and a daddy love each other very much ... "   Developer 13 said.
"Are you ever serious?"  Richard Bourbon XXIV said.
"Only when he explain that recursion better than iteration."  Not Another Hero said.
They all looked at Not Another Hero.
"Sometimes me listen, a little."  Not Another hero said.
"Anway, we might as well go back to HQ."  SFD said.
"Nope, let's take Ice Mannix out on the town."  Some Nut with a Gun said.
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« Reply #56 on: March 15, 2015, 02:06:23 AM »
"What do we do now?"  One Freakshow said to another.
"I don't know, burn stuff."  Said a different Freakshow.
"With Giovanna gone, we can return to our normal routine."  Another Freakshow said.
"That's right, and it's your turn to do laundry."  A different Freakshow said handling him a bunch of smelly clothes.
"Gee, thanks."  A Freakshow said.

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« Reply #57 on: March 18, 2015, 02:20:53 AM »
"Great, just great."  Super Fire Dragon said.
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« Reply #58 on: March 26, 2015, 01:06:40 AM »
"What's taking you so long to do the laundry."  One Freakshow said wearing a towel as a shower wrap and a pair of bunny slippers.
"Be patiant, after all, I'm not washing baby clothes here."  said the Freakshow whose turn it is to do the laundry.
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« Reply #59 on: May 20, 2015, 05:56:44 AM »
You'll be happy to hear that all the Freakshow's laundry has been finished and next time you see a Freakshow, he will be wearing clean clothes.

(That's a big relief to me.)
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« Reply #60 on: June 13, 2015, 04:30:42 AM »
Even though the baby isn't due for several weeks, the heroes have bought tons of baby clothes.  Jenny is thinking of having a garage sale to get rid of half of them.
You can continue to read these stories, I think Super Spine Wolf is about to do something big.
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« Reply #61 on: July 02, 2015, 06:42:50 AM »
Jenny had an ultrasound and they saw a rooster.
So, now they have to think up baby boy's names.
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« Reply #62 on: July 26, 2015, 03:50:26 AM »
Jenny and Ice still have not picked a caterer.
Ice wants Chang's Chinesee.
Jenny wants Chin's Changesee.
Jenny is just being stubborn.
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« Reply #63 on: August 05, 2015, 01:32:27 AM »
They compromised on the caterer.
They will be using Taco Al's, Taco Casa home of the Sanchilada.
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« Reply #64 on: October 04, 2015, 01:16:51 AM »
Ice and Jenny had their wedding.  The tacos were a big hit.  The Tattered Avenger joined in with the Mariachi Band.  It turns out that he can really play.  Why didn't anybody tell me?
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« Reply #65 on: November 03, 2015, 04:38:25 PM »
The Tattered Avenger offered Ice and Jenny his spare room.  Turns out that his spare room is one of those dead-end short tunnels in the sewer.  They passed.

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« Reply #66 on: November 21, 2015, 07:42:38 AM »
Jenny had the baby.  She is so happy to be a mommy.  The only super power the baby has demostrated so far,is the power to fill a diaper.
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« Reply #67 on: January 23, 2016, 04:59:52 AM »
Jolt M. Joltster is doing well, (that's the baby's name), he doesn't seem to have super-powers.  Ice had him tested, twice.
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« Reply #68 on: February 22, 2016, 04:30:41 AM »
Rejolt is taking up a collection to buy cosmic rays, a vat of hazardous waste, and a radioactive spider to "help" make the kid a super.
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« Reply #69 on: August 06, 2016, 05:31:39 AM »
Jenny is haunted by visions of things that are about to happen.  She's not sure if she can see into the future or change it.
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« Reply #70 on: April 05, 2018, 03:50:07 AM »
Jenny wonders about Waddle.  How is that stupid penguin.
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