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Drabble: Whale Meat Again - Words in the Heroes' Tongue
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Drabble: Whale Meat Again
I slept without difficulty today, and my fingers are healing; the blisters are no longer painful and – I can type again! Let there be much rejoicing! Thanks to all the well-wishers.

I should be able to get on with the WIPs tomorrow. For now I’m celebrating with another in my series of AtS/Moby Dick crossover drabbles, following on from Call Me Ishmael, Thanks for all the Fish, and The Snarking of the Hunt . I still need an overall series title before I can start posting it at ‘Twisting the Hellmouth’. 100 words, rating PG for cruelty to animals.


Whale Meat Again


“Impressive set-up,” Holland Manners commented. Two pentacles were laid out in the crypt; in one were five vampires, chained to a box, and the other held five Victorian whalebone corsets and a human leg. “What’s it all for?”

“We bring back our opponents’ nemeses,” Voca explained. “Darla to torment Angel, and Moby Dick to pursue Queequeg.”

“Good work, keep it up,” Manners praised, and left the crypt. At the top of the stairs he frowned. “Wait a minute. Isn’t a crypt a poor choice of location for…”

The crypt door bulged and muffled screams sounded from within.

“…a Sperm Whale?”

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agilebrit From: agilebrit Date: May 30th, 2006 05:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Bwahahahaha!

Glad your fingers are feeling better. :)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 31st, 2006 09:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
ffutures From: ffutures Date: May 30th, 2006 05:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Neat... I've got a small packet of spermaceti wax at work if you want to try it...
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 31st, 2006 09:42 am (UTC) (Link)
If I had a 65-foot long swimming pool I might have taken you up on that.
ayinhara From: ayinhara Date: May 30th, 2006 06:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Outrageous as always.

I am glad the blistered fingers are not giving you too much trouble.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 31st, 2006 09:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
gillo From: gillo Date: May 30th, 2006 07:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not even a bowl of petunias. But I bet the whale was surprised-looking.

Lovely stuff. And a squished W&H employee is a good W&H employee...
gillo From: gillo Date: May 30th, 2006 07:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
PS I'me relieved the fingers are working well, with no need for an evil hand transplant. And not just because it means you can type again.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 31st, 2006 09:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!

It's astonishing how many HHGttG references crop up as a matter of course if you cross Ats with Moby Dick.
From: averageshmoe Date: May 30th, 2006 09:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
“We bring back our opponents’ nemeses,” Voca explained. “Darla to torment Angel, and Moby Dick to pursue Queequeg.”

“Good work, keep it up,” Manners praised, and left the crypt. At the top of the stairs he frowned. “Wait a minute. Isn’t a crypt a poor choice of location for…”

The crypt door bulged and muffled screams sounded from within.

“…a Sperm Whale?”


Actually there is one problem, with no survivors will it be possible to ever tell if they got the Right Whale.

And if anyone else can come up with a worse play on words than I just did, more power to you.

Thanks for sharing, get better and did you spot the little present I left for you earlier?

pgavigan
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 31st, 2006 09:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!

Spotted and replied to.
desoto_hia873 From: desoto_hia873 Date: May 30th, 2006 10:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee!

Glad your fingers are feeling better.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 31st, 2006 09:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
enigmaticblues From: enigmaticblues Date: May 30th, 2006 10:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL!

I'm glad to hear that your fingers are doing better. No typing would be a really bad thing...
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 31st, 2006 09:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
bogwitch From: bogwitch Date: May 30th, 2006 10:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee! That's all a bit HGTTG.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 31st, 2006 09:53 am (UTC) (Link)
HHGttG references just seem to spring up naturally from an AtS/Moby Dick crossover. Weird.

I'll try and work a giant squid into the series for you later.
bogwitch From: bogwitch Date: May 31st, 2006 11:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh goodie!
myfeetshowit From: myfeetshowit Date: May 30th, 2006 11:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Isn’t a crypt a poor choice of location for…”

The crypt door bulged and muffled screams sounded from within.

“…a Sperm Whale?”


I don't know. Sounds to me like they were having a whale of a time.

Yeah. Too, too obvious. *slaps self with wet noodle*

Glad the fingers are better.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 31st, 2006 09:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
lilred26x From: lilred26x Date: May 30th, 2006 11:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
These are only getting better and better! :)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 31st, 2006 09:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
evilawyer From: evilawyer Date: May 31st, 2006 01:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Eww. Squashed stuff. Imploding sperm whales. Eww. But glad to see the fingers are better.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 31st, 2006 09:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
jgracio From: jgracio Date: May 31st, 2006 10:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Glad the fingers are getting better.

Also, does that mean Darla's dead? Oh, noes! :)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 31st, 2006 06:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you.

No, Darla's not dead (well, she is, but only the once). They raised Moby Dick before they completed the ritual to bring back Darla and she will be appearing later in the series.
quinara From: quinara Date: May 31st, 2006 10:29 am (UTC) (Link)
*snort*

And I'm glad you got well soon!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 31st, 2006 06:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
cbtreks From: cbtreks Date: May 31st, 2006 08:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very funny! They should have taken a tip from Scotty in Star Trek IV.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 31st, 2006 10:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
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speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 2nd, 2006 09:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
makd From: makd Date: July 1st, 2006 06:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
hahaha!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: July 1st, 2006 06:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're reading them out of order and spoilering yourself!
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