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Posted by: Brent Dax May 3 2003, 02:40 PM
[edit]Maybe everyone's ignoring it cause they don't know what "drabble" means. ;^) Fic tag added to subject.[/edit]

For those of you who've never heard of it, a drabble is a form of fanfiction popular in several sci-fi fandoms, including Star Trek and X-Files. A drabble is a fanfiction of precisely one hundred words, usually (but not always) reflecting on a character's thoughts or feelings, and with very little action or dialogue. It can be either first- or third-person, depending on the author's preference.

This piece follows up on [404] and is from Piro's point of view. So without further ado, I present Megatokyo's first drabble!


I canít believe he put Ping in this . . . pen. No, wait, actually I can. This is Largo, after allóthe same Largo that just built a beer-cooled computer to fight some sort of imaginary evil. And bought a fridgefull of beer without getting any food.

And is walking around the apartment naked, embarrassing poor Ping. I donít know what she plans to do about him, but I hope it works.

Come to think of it, this pen is a little strange. Why does Largo seem so afraid of Ping?

Itís probably just another delusion. This is Largo, after all.

Posted by: Caduceuskun May 3 2003, 04:32 PM
Wai~! Sound good, Brent! It's very Piro. Nice job. happy.gif

Posted by: Derian Hatcheter May 3 2003, 04:46 PM
Well, I'm now looking forward to more Drabble. That was c00l.

Posted by: AncestralHamster May 3 2003, 10:54 PM
Interesting.

Posted by: McFinnigan May 4 2003, 01:25 AM
gyaa... morning-after-the-night-before syndrome has hit badly here... I lost count at three beers, two mugs of ghluvein, two doubles of southern comfort, two glasses of red wine and quite a lot of apple sours. Considering that I was dressed in a poncho, I should be thankful nobody made me wrestle the worm...

Ping's drabble (:
--

Kyaa... I have NEVER been so embarrassed.

How can Piro-niisan stand to be around such a crude person as Largo-san?

But...Largo-san is my sensei. Why is my sensei not wearing clothes? Surely he understands that he has a position of responsibility and must follow the correct protocols?

What is all this electronic equipment? Why am I in a cardboard enclosure with duct tape on the walls? Why are there antennae aimed at me?

Huee... Where are my clothes! These are not my clothes... and my hair is all stinky! Kyaa!

Miho-san, where are you? I can't deal with this alone!
--

McF

Posted by: Brent Dax May 4 2003, 09:33 AM
That's good, McF! I especially like the way you echoed Ping's speech mannerisms in her thoughts--it helped me keep in mind who was thinking.

Anyone crazy enough to do Largo's drabble? ;^) Or another interpretation of Piro's and Ping's--whatever works.

Either way, I look forward to the next strip. Hopefully we can make a tradition out of this. :^)

Posted by: Mind Booster May 4 2003, 11:36 AM
1337, fr1gg1|| 1337.
the 1n5+ruM3t 0f 3/1|_ |=34R5 M4 1337 ||3|<1d 5|<1LLzzz...
Wooo... What about Piro? This guy is acter stranger and stranger all the time, he must be schizoid... Well, I'm going to play some...
w00+. 1337! M|_|5+ f33r my 1337 s|<iLLz.
There is Piro again talking those strange language, what did he do with all this cereals and beer? Since he has Ping he's acting strange...
4RG, t1s |-|34|)4(|-|3 4g41n...
M|_|5+ kill +h3 p41n, th15 3/1l's 1n5trU|/|3||t, 15 Th3r3 4nY //1r3l55 4cTi/1tY?
||0, (00|_. I'll w41t w1th |/|y 137 53n50r0x th3 c0m1nG 0f +h3 3/1|_, Q|_|33|| 0f |_|nD34D...

Posted by: AncestralHamster May 4 2003, 09:24 PM
Pretty good, McF.

Mind Booster: I'd have read your drabble but for all the l33t. A little l33t is fine for emphasis, but all that is too much trouble to work through. Could you please provide a translation?

Posted by: Gozer May 4 2003, 10:26 PM
OOOhh.. .could this be a new thing for those of us who are rythmically challenged or just can't figure out a good hiaku to do?

I like it, I shall prepare for the next strip.

Posted by: Mind Booster May 4 2003, 11:31 PM
Here goes the translation...
NOTE: I don't like 1337 speak. The high use of it is because this is an internal monologue by Largo, showing clearly his schizoid duality. In this translation I'm going to put sentences that were originally in 1337 between [brackets] so you can have a better understanding.



[Elite, preety elite.]
[The instrument of evil fears my elite naked skills...]
Wooo... What about Piro? This guy is acter stranger and stranger all the time, he must be schizoid... Well, I'm going to play some...
[Woot. Elite! Must fear my elite skills.]
There is Piro again talking those strange language, what did he do with all this cereals and beer? Since he has Ping he's acting strange...
[Argh, tis headache again...]
[Must kill the pain, this evil instrument is there any wireless activity?]
[No, cool. I'll waith with my elite sensors the coming of the evil, Queen of Undead...]

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