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Drabble: Mad World - Words in the Heroes' Tongue
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Drabble: Mad World

Happy Birthday to sambony the Aikido librarian


In other news: I've been fanficced! booster17 has written a Tabula Avatar fanfic called Cobblers!. Admittedly it was written as a 20th Wedding Anniversary present for me and curiouswombat rather than Booster having been irresistibly driven to write it by the compelling qualities of my deathless prose, but it was still very much a "Squee!" moment to see it.

And in yet other news: I've substantially revised the Ats/A-Team crossover drabble that I posted yesterday to make it the first of a series. I might even post it on 'Twisting the Hellmouth'!

Here is the second part. Also 100 words, rating G. It's an LJ milestone for me; it's the 200th entry in my Memories.


Mad World


Murdock shooed his invisible dog from the bed so that Hannibal Smith could sit down. “Captain Murdock reporting for duty, Colonel!” he barked. Literally.

Hannibal didn’t bat an eyelid. He quickly briefed Murdock on their latest mission. “We just have to get you out of the psycho ward,” he finished.

“Let me get this straight, Colonel. We go through a wormhole made by magnets into a Hell dimension and fight monsters to rescue the son of two vampires who was kidnapped by an eighteenth-century vampire hunter?”

“That’s about it, Murdock,” Smith confirmed.

Murdock’s eyes rolled. “And they say I’m crazy.”

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Current Location: Quortoth
Current Mood: crazy crazy
Current Music: The A-Team theme

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speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 3rd, 2006 03:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! There will be 10 in all if things work out right.
From: averageshmoe Date: May 2nd, 2006 04:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Just read 'Cobblers' and all I can say is (takes a deep breath)


OH DEAR LORD, IT'S CONTAGIOUS.

Thanks for continuing the A-Team piece, the drabble form is the perfect mode to do a story like this.

Don't suppose you will ever do anything with a Benny Hill theme? Having Dru and Spike chased by a bunch of Poles to the tune of 'Yakety Sax' might be nice.

pgavigan
booster17 From: booster17 Date: May 2nd, 2006 09:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Admittedly, I don't normally go for the big bad puns, but I have been known to do bad ones before.

Hee!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 3rd, 2006 03:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!

No, I very much doubt if I will ever do anything with a Benny Hill theme.

Having Spike chased by Buffy, Harmony, Willow, Tara, and the Adorable Buffybot Faith, all in bras, panties, and stockings and high heels, is a fun visual but I have no idea how I could ever make it work in a ....

Hmmm. Sunnydale Passions? I might come up with something yet.
paratti From: paratti Date: May 2nd, 2006 04:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee:)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 3rd, 2006 03:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
spikereader From: spikereader Date: May 2nd, 2006 04:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

Mad World

Well, when you put it like that .....

Substantial revisions to a drabble sounds like something that shouldn't really be possible. Still, they were good revisions.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 3rd, 2006 03:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Mad World

I had to revise it first because I had Baracus saying 'damn plane' rather than just 'plane', and then I decided to make the rationale for limited supplies more logical, and then I realised that I needed B.A. Baracus' gold rings and chains to go to Quortoth, and eventually I had more or less totally rewritten it three times.
booster17 From: booster17 Date: May 2nd, 2006 09:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
To be fair, I kept meaning to write that for a while, but it was the Anniversary that actually knocked me into doing it. Your deathless prose is still as groan-inducinggood as ever.

And still enjoying this drabble series. The time thing's gonna be tight by the time they get there though...
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 3rd, 2006 03:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
The time thing was always tight with the A-Team. There was always a mad scramble near the end.
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speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 3rd, 2006 03:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
I visualise him wearing a pink shower cap in that scene, for some reason, but there wasn't any way of working that into the drabble.
enigmaticblues From: enigmaticblues Date: May 2nd, 2006 10:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL! I love it! I used to watch the A-Team with my dad. It was our thing when I was young.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 3rd, 2006 03:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
They're repeating it on one of our Satellite TV channels currently.
swedish15 From: swedish15 Date: May 3rd, 2006 04:49 am (UTC) (Link)
*jumps aroung in joy*
Yes! Murdock! And good Murdock!
Please, please continue.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 3rd, 2006 03:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am going to continue; I plan to do 10 drabbles in all covering the entire rescue of Connor from Quortoth.
evilawyer From: evilawyer Date: May 3rd, 2006 06:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Arf! I'd forgotten how just about every episode started off with Hannibal, Face and Mr. T busting Murdock out of a psych ward somewhere!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 3rd, 2006 03:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
It did indeed, at least until the final season.
lilred26x From: lilred26x Date: May 3rd, 2006 01:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Now you've done it. I'm going to have to do a search to remember just what all of the team members look like. :) Very cute way to do this!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 3rd, 2006 03:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
sambony From: sambony Date: May 4th, 2006 03:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Hee! I love it! I will have to be insufferable about this new moniker. Thanks for it and the birthday wishes!
From: basilio_the_cat Date: May 5th, 2006 06:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've probably said this a thousand times and I'll most likely keep saying it, but you are one of the best authors out there. You always manage to bring humour and some sillyness into a story. I'm always laughing when I'm reading one of your works :D
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 5th, 2006 08:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
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