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soylentOrange

Urban Legend
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« Reply #360 on: 03-20-2009 06:41 »

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Well, that doesn't reflect well on the beta, does it?
  Actually, that would be my bad.  Somehow I deleted extra words when I was editing without realising.

I'll send some more marerial your way sometime this week, probably. 

Archonix

Space Pope
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« Reply #361 on: 03-20-2009 10:40 »

uhh, you might want to reconsider waiting, Arch.  I just finished typing page 100 a few weeks ago, and the story is about half way done...  Estimated finishing date: somewhere between Xmas and never.

Eh, I've waited longer for less. smile
Chug a Bug

Bending Unit
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« Reply #362 on: 03-22-2009 22:11 »
« Last Edit on: 03-22-2009 22:36 »

Ok I really hate picking holes... especially when you're writing something as good as this.

I've always sort of justified Leela's mistreatment of Fry as a consequence of her being responsible for him as a member of her crew.

See I don't see it as mistreatment... ok, she shouts at him a fair bit, but I completely understand where she's coming from. See, I'm in almost the same situation as her - I'm responsible in my job for a vehicle and I'm stuck with lazy people who just want to bum around and do as little work as Fry and Bender do - and it's really frustrating. And thats entirely where her ass whipping comes from - it's borne of sheer frustration. I spend a fair bit of time trying to motivate people to do their jobs and it's not easy and it's a thankless task - and sometimes that frustration just boils over into anger. You don't mean to do it, but when people know what they're supposed to be doing and are simply too lazy to it - and it's you who the boss will throw the book at when the customer complains - and when they screw up big time, the order book will dry up - and then we're all out of a job. Thats all I'm saying.

Sorry to rant, but I had to say it.

Love the story by the way, great job.
soylentOrange

Urban Legend
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« Reply #363 on: 03-22-2009 22:42 »

You've got a good argument, Chug a Bug; I completely see where you're coming from.  When I say "mistreatment of Fry" I'm more talking about how she keeps leading him on throughout the series, only to forget about him time and time again so that she can go off and date some jerk.  The way I see it, she likes Fry, and knows that she does, so she can't help but lead him on somewhat.  When he gets too close to her though, she suddenly remembers her duty as Captain and finds some asshole to date so that she can escape.  When said asshole then sends her running back to Fry for comfort, the whole cycle starts over again.

But yeah, she yells at him and bosses him around simply because she's the captain of the ship, and he's a lazy subordinate.
Chug a Bug

Bending Unit
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« Reply #364 on: 03-22-2009 23:14 »
« Last Edit on: 03-23-2009 01:54 »

Well this is really a discussion for another time and thread but I don't see her leading him on, if she's guilty of anything it's not blowing him off completely enough so he keeps coming back for more, but thats because she cares about him too much to not want to hurt his feelings anymore than she has too...

@THM: I dunno, considering that something like nine years have passed since Fry was unfrozen by the events of Bender's Game, and Fry and Leela still aren't together- even after the countless amazing things that Fry has done for her- I just have to think that the thing that is keeping them apart is some really deep psychological problem that Leela has. 

Of course! If any woman fails to date a man because he wants her too, there must be something psychologically wrong with her! It's obvious!  tongue

She doesn't want to date him even though she likes him because she's caught between her romantic ideal of what a man should be -  strong, self confident, succesful - and the clumsy, lazy little doofus who's forever badgering her for a date. Plus she doubts his capacity for commitment to a long term relationship - his previous relationships havn't lasted long and they've been forgotten as quickly as they came. She doesn't want to be another statistic - nor does she want to ruin their friendship if it goes bad.
 
Eventually she will admit that she loves him - because he proves beyond doubt to her his inner courage, strength and capacity for self sacrifice and as well as his golden heart. Aww!  big grin

If that sounded sarcastic then I'm sorry it certainly wasn't meant to be. Anyways, after ITWGY all this discussion is moot anyway.  On with the story!    cool
Future Shock

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #365 on: 03-26-2009 13:24 »

I'm new to Peelified. It took me weeks to get on and type up the username/email/password/password/obscure letters.
Either the letters were wrong, I renewed it, no picture came, so I refreshed it, it came as Sorry, no registration for you at this time. It was annoying. But hey, I don't need an account to read Soylent Oranges mega awesome fan-fics! I have a summary of your Disillusionment story that looks like the one that would be on wikipedia. Should I post it?
km73

Space Pope
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« Reply #366 on: 03-26-2009 16:43 »

Do you mean a summary you wrote..?
Sure, go ahead, post it.

Re: Shipper Thread Rehash #937, did he really prove anything he hadn't shown already in several previous episodes?     [Much sweeter?]

Plus she doubts his capacity for commitment to a long term relationship - his previous relationships havn't lasted long and they've been forgotten as quickly as they came.

Hey, he might've stayed with the radiator woman a while.  If he hadn't had to go to the burn ward and all.
soylentOrange

Urban Legend
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« Reply #367 on: 03-26-2009 23:32 »

Hi FS, welcome to PEEL!  Sure, go ahead and post the summary if you want.

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Hey, he might've stayed with the radiator woman a while.  If he hadn't had to go to the burn ward and all.
  lol.
Future Shock

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #368 on: 03-27-2009 09:45 »

Disillusionment

In an attempt to entertain themselves, Fry and Bender borrow the Planet Express Ship. Unfortunately, the ship is anchored to the building using the unbreakable diamond tether. As the ship is piloted on a round-the-world joyride, the building is dragged behind it, smashing into a number of landmarks. Professor Farnsworth has Hermes Conrad fire Fry and Bender for taking the ship, and fires Leela as well for leaving the keys in the ship.
Leela re-implants her and Fry's old career chips, but she mixes them up. Fry gets hired for Leela's old cryogenics counselor job; Leela is forced to be a delivery boy while Bender has the hand and the career chip from the Prime minister of Norway. In the lab, Fry finds that Pauly Shore in frozen in a tube and thaws him out. Shore explains he was was supposed to be thawed out in Hollywood for the 1000-year anniversary screening of Jury Duty II. When Fry goes to greet the next thawed person, he is shocked to find that it is his old girlfriend, who cryogenically froze herself back in the year 2000 after her life fell apart without Fry.
Fry introduces Michelle to the world of the year 3000, but she has problems adapting. She convinces Fry to join her as she re-freezes herself for another thousand years. They awake in a post-apocalyptic wasteland with a green, polluted sky. They try to make a new life in the world of the future, and join a society of feral adolescents armed with heavy weaponry. Though initially content to be a member of the society, Fry challenges the leader of the society, at Michelle's behest. Fry and teen wage a street battle amongst endless freeways and armored car battling one another with machine guns. Fry appears to have the upper hand when their battle is prematurely ended when the children are picked up for Hebrew lessons by their mother in a heavily armored SUV. Fry, confused by this new world and tired of Michelle's nagging, leaves her and wanders through the desolate wilderness on his own.
After wandering through a cloud of green mist, Fry spots signs of a city in the horizon, complete with spotlights. When he arrives, he finds himself standing in front of Grauman's Chinese Theater. The Planet Express ship lands in the street, and the crew leaps out, glad to have found Fry. They explain that to the obviously confused Fry that he and Michelle were actually only frozen for two days. The desolate wasteland is not a post-apocalyptic New York in the year 4000, but Los Angeles in the year 3000. Fry was in Pauly Shore's tube, and when the delivery crew discovered en route to Hollywood that Pauly Shore wasn't in the tube, they tossed it overboard. A limousine passes by, revealing that Michelle has hooked up with Pauly.
As the Planet Express ship flies home, Fry asks The Professor if he can have his job back. The Professor forgets why he fired Fry in the first place and almost gives Fry his job back--until Bender reminds him of what happened. The Professor ends up dropping Fry through a trap door, landing on a barge in the river. Fry decides it’s time he proved he isn’t a loser, and decides to leave Planet Express, and re-apply for his job at Applied Cryogenics, doing twice the work now that Bender isn’t working there.
He defrosts an Asian girl from the 21st century named Chelsea, who says whe was onkly supposed to be frozen for five years, after a war started. Fry comforts her by explaning he was in the same kind of situation. Fry rents an apartment, and Leela comes, believing he had been killed. Fry explains he is not coming back to Planet Express. After an argument, Fy tells Leela to get out believing they secretly tried to get their jobs back without him knowing.
On a delivery mission to a planet with a non-breathable atmosphere, purple moss starts to engulf the ship and the crew, and Leela gets Bender to burp, freeing them, but injuring Amy. They all get back to the ship, but Mom’s sons come aboard, and tell them their actions destroyed an entire crop on the planet. To repay for it, Walt prepares to put mind-controlling devices in them.
Fry meets Chelsea at the park to go see a movie, and Chelsea explains the war started when a group of people believed humans and robots should be replaced by a combination of human and robot, and the leader developed the technology to turn human into cyborgs, but he was assassinated. One of his children continued his work. The cyborg cult came out of their hideout and attacked towns, reaching New York, and taking over the whole west hemisphere. They were soon stopped with electromagnetic pulses. Chelsea had frozen herself before the New York invasion.Fry is visited by the whole crew except Amy, Leela and Bender. LaBarbara reveals to Fry the three crew members are missing. Hermes takes this as a chance to re-hire Fry, but Fry is disgusted that they have not tried to look for them because of expenses. Chelsea tells him people do things that others don’t understand, not because they are bad, but because they think it is right.
Fry and Chelsea go on a search for them the next morning. One of the rental clerks is terrified by seeing Chelsea, but Chelsea says she knows nothing about it. They rent a spaceship, and go to the Cardenian space where they vanished. They find the Planet Express ship on the radar, where there seems to be no signs of life. To escape something that tries to board them, they quickly fly away, and get on the crew’s ship, but they come into the ship. They both kill them, then Fry becomes worried they’ll be charged for murder. He notidces how Chelsea is so violent, are realizes she is the leader of the cyborgs. He abandons her, and flys back to Planet Express. Fry sneaks into Momcorp Delivery Services, but is knocked unconscious by the mind-controlled Leela.
Walt puts a mind-control device in him, but is dosen’t work on him. He frees the others of their devices, and he tells them all of what happened since he unfroze Chelsea. They glue the broken mind-controllers back on them to trick Walt, but he doesn’t come for a long time, so they all escape out into the city, but no people seem to be there. They meet two guards, who explain the city has been under attack. They get a plasma rifle to protect themselves, yet they meet Walt again while fleeing the battle scene. Amy is taken in an alley by humans and robots in metal suits. Bender is taken next as Fry and Leela run away. Amy re-appears as one of them, now called Locuteus, and Chelsea comes, and says she made a new robot army to wipe out alien life that try to interact with human life. She says she will spare Fry’s life, because he was her only friend, but notices Leela’s defect: the eye, and trys to kill them all because Fry didn’t tell her. They run, but Chelsea tracks them because Leela left her wrist-computer, which had GPS, on.
Fry realises his friends are like a dysfunctional family, but still want to be with them.
Locetus comes, and Fry is forced to shoot her. Leela is lead to Walt, who is trying to stop Chelsea too, and thinks he can save them by shooting a plasma boiler. Fry comes and says he shot Amy, but is was with the stun pistol like he was shot with, so she wouldn’t be dead. Walt betrays them and takes the stun gun to shoot Leela, but misses, and Fry knocks him out. Chelsea almost shoots Leela, but she is pushed away by the plasma and hurled into a silo. Walt explains he had to pretend be on Chelsea’s side because she has his brothers hostage. They find Chelsea, and try to help her. Walt tries to stop them from saving her, but Leela knocks him out again. Chelsea asks why they are helping her, even after she tried to kill them, and Fry says it’s because it’s right. They aren’t able to save her. But the people turned into part-robots are saved, and Amy is too. Bender used the attack to his advantage to loot the city, and Fry gets his job back at Planet Express. Fry and Leela both know it wasn’t the Chelsea who did the horrible things, it was just the way she was.

There you have it. Damn wikipedia for having such long descriptions! (have you seen ITWGY's page?)
Future Shock

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #369 on: 03-27-2009 13:21 »

Re-reading Green Storm Rising again to make another plot summary, I’ve found that in the last part of the cityhall break-in, and the first part of the chapter after that, you refer to Phil as Fry. Big, big goofies there. Or either they popped temporarily between scenes. Fry must have been bamboozled. 
km73

Space Pope
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« Reply #370 on: 03-27-2009 15:01 »

Mm, the piece above is titled 'Disillusionment', but half of it is actually Cryonic
Woman.  Interesting idea to make plot summaries though.

Doing one for The Leelazarus Effect would be a good challenge.

And if you want any recommendations, Sine Wave's and JustNibblin's fic threads are excellent also, along with soylent's.   : )
soylentOrange

Urban Legend
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« Reply #371 on: 03-27-2009 20:47 »

@F.S.: I'm not surprised that I called Phil by his last name a couple of times.  It's a lot harder than you might think to keep track of which characters are where when you're writing a story like this, especially when you've got two sets of characters with the same names...

Alright, so let's see...  It's a Friday afternoon and the school week is over.  I can either study quantum like I'm supposed to, or I can waste time updating.  Hmm...

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Running at full tilt, Leela turned a corner and took off down am alleyway between two ramshackle stores.  She held one of Phil’s wrists in one hand and her pistol in the other- on stun of course.  It wouldn’t be good for their cause if above grounders started turning up with gaping holes in them.  It was dark, probably pitch black to Phil’s standard human eyes.  For Leela, there was just enough filtered light seeping through grates and manhole covers in the distant ceiling to get a bearing on her surroundings.  The sun was setting though; even her eye wouldn’t be able to see much longer.  Pretty soon they were going to have to risk blowing their cover and turning on a light.

Something moved up ahead.  Leela jumped behind a pile of rotting boards and dragged Fry down with her.  Bender silently crouched down behind them.

“Leela, what-“

“Shh!” Leela hissed, slapping a hand over Phil’s mouth.  “Bender,” she whispered. “I thought I saw something over by that grayish blob over there.”  She pointed off into the gathering darkness in the direction she hoped the movement had come from. 

There was a mechanical whir as Bender’s eyes telescoped out to their full extent.  “Well, from my infrared vision, it looks like there’s a guy sitting over there with his back to a wall.  He’s got something in his hand; I can’t tell what.  Oh, and my smission detectors are detecting a robot standing next to him.  From what I can tell, neither of them have much cash.”  Bender made as sound as if he were sniffing the air- a very strange thing for a being with no nose to do.  “Ooh!  But I think the robot has a credit card!”

“Leela, please, what is-”

“Not now, Phil!”

“But I’m not-” The delivery boy cut himself off when someone spoke.

“I hate these standard issue police flashlights.  They never work- ah, there we go.”  Leela had to close her eye against the pool of light that sprang into existence at the opposite end of the alleyway.  Two figures were illuminated, a robot and a human, like Bender had predicted.  Both were wearing the blue and white of the New New York police department.

“Hey, I remember these guys.”  Bender said quietly.  “They arrested me for shoplifting… and robbing a bank… and stealing a fancy cigar… and dumping oil on a bunch of penguins… and…”

“Yes, Bender, we know who they are.” Leela whispered.  The two cops were Smitty and URL, two of New New York’s finest, which was a little sad, when she thought about it.

 Leela half-heard, half-felt Bender shift his weight.  In the process, he must have bumped the pile of wooden boards they were using as cover, because a couple of them moved just enough to make a low clunking noise.  Leela dove on top of Phil, knocking him down and out of the way right before Smitty’s flashlight beam swept by.  Leela, Bender, and Fry held their respective breaths/60 Hz buzz while Smitty swept the air over their heads with his flashlight. 

“Think we should check it out, baby?”  That was URL’s voice.  Leela recognized it from the day she’d met Fry.

“You nuts?”  Smitty replied.  “We’re in a sewer crawling with flesh eating mutants, and you want to go check out a weird noise coming from down an alley?”

URL chuckled. “Aww yeah.  You’ve been watching too many old horror movies.  Now come on, we need to find that mutant that escaped from headquarters.  He’s got to be down here somewhere.”

“Yeah, but I don’t get it.  Isn’t he the same guy that got away from us that one New Year’s Eve?  We got our asses kicked by that cyclops, remember?  Didn’t she say he was an escaped cryogenic defrostee, or something?”

“Yeah that’s him.  Word is the cyclops chick is a mutant too.  The whole thing was some kind of setup.”

“We’d better keep an eye out for her too, then.”  He chuckled.  “Get it, an eye, as in, one eye?”

The flashlight beam disappeared.  Leela hazarded a glance over the rubble pile and saw the two police officers walking out of the mouth of the alley.  She stood, noticing for the first time that she’d been crouching with her knee planted in Phil’s face.

The delivery boy stood, and before Leela could say anything, he blurted “Leela, what’s going on here?!”

Leela groaned.  Right, of course, because things weren’t complicated enough already.  “Wow, what a swell time for you and Phil to switch places.  Here’s what you’ve missed.  Phil and Bender got captured while planting your Bill of Rights, but the mutants broke them out, so now the cops are searching the sewers for them.  And by them, I mean you.  Oh, and apparently somebody, probably the Mayor, has put two and two together and figured out that I’m a mutant.”  Leela fought to keep her voice from cracking.  They know!

Fry completely missed the poorly-concealed panic in his Captain’s tone.  “Yeah, I heard most of that already.  Tura was really worried that-“

“I don’t give a damn what Tura was worried about!” Leela snapped.  Then she forced her mouth shut.  Keep it together, Turanga.  Nobody can afford for you to lose it right now.  They figured out you’re a mutant; you knew that was probably going to happen.  Sure, they figured it out a little earlier than you expected, but you can cope with this.  Don’t let it beat you.  Leela took a deep breath and, deciding to pretend that her last statement had never happened rather than waste time apologizing for it, she pressed onward.  “Alright, here’s the plan...”
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I really hope this was a good idea.  Leela thought as she crouched behind a trashcan a few feet from the mouth of the alleyway that they’d left a few moments earlier.  Bender was somewhere to her right, though she had no way to know where in the now-total darkness.  She knew where Fry was.  He was standing not ten feet away, making enough noise to attract anyone within a two block radius.  Which was the point, actually.

It didn’t take long for Smitty and URL to take the bait.  A beam of white light blinked on and bathed the delivery boy in sharp relief.  Fry raised his arm up against the glare.

“Hey, that’s him!  That’s the guy we’re after!” Smitty said excitedly.  “Alright, punk,” he continued, this time speaking to Fry, “put you’re hands up and don’t move.  You’re coming with us.”

Fry obliged, putting his hands way up over his head.  Leela felt a momentary pang of guilt when she saw how hard he was shaking. 

Smitty and URL took a few steps toward the delivery boy.  Leela tried to gauge how far away the two police offers were.  She couldn’t quite tell if they were close enough yet. 

The cops’ heavy footsteps stopped.  “Something doesn’t feel right.”  URL said.  “My smission is grooving some funky jazz coming from over there.”

“Well, yeah, we’re in a sewer.”

“No, man.  I think there’s somebody over there.”

Well, so much for that.  “Fry, hide!”  Leela yelled.  The delivery boy didn’t need to be told twice.  He high tailed it to the nearest doorway, and was quickly pulled inside by the mutants that had been standing there in the shadows watching.  Leela didn’t wait to make sure Fry was safe. The cyclops rolled and entered a crouch.  She drew her pistol and fired off a couple of quick shots.  One of the purple beams caught URL straight in the chassis.  Unfortunately, the stun setting wasn’t powerful enough to do anything to a robot.  Smitty dove for cover the moment he heard Leela’s weapon discharge.  URL drew his own weapon and pointed it at her, but he faltered for a moment when he recognized her, and Leela safely made it into cover behind a fence.

“URL, was that who I thought it was?”  Smitty called from his hiding place behind a mailbox.

“Aww, yeah.”  URL replied.

“The city doesn’t pay us enough for-“ A loud clang echoed down the street.  Leela and URL both whirled to find Smitty lying face down on the boardwalk.  Bender was standing over the limp form, calmly smoking a tiparillo.  “What?”  He asked, innocently.  “There’s no law against assaulting a police officer.”

A split second later, Leela’s right boot attempted to interface with URL’s central processor.  It succeeded.
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Future Shock

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #372 on: 03-27-2009 22:14 »

Leelezarus Effect? I'm guess it's another time-related story. Jeez.
By the way, nice update, but you shouldn't make Fry pop into the other timeline, then in the other timeline it doesn't happen for ten minutes. Paradox!
soylentOrange

Urban Legend
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« Reply #373 on: 03-27-2009 22:44 »

nope, no paradox.  These last two updates dont take place entirely after the update that chronicles Fry and Tura's visit to the coffee shop.  If you read carefully, I mention in the coffee shop update that the sun is setting, and I do it again in this last update.  That's supposed to make it a little more clear that things aren't all happening linearly in time.  Also, at the end of the coffee shop update, Fry suddenly finds himself running around in the dark, guided by a dark blob attached to a ponytail.  That corresponds to the moment that Leela and her two coworkers enter the alley where they find Smitty and URL.  Confused yet?  No?  Huh...  I must not be trying hard enough wink

and yes, the Leelazarus Effect is a time travel fic, and the best fic that I've ever written, if I do say so myself.
Future Shock

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #374 on: 03-27-2009 23:30 »

How many fics have you written? I'm guessing leelazarus is very twisty and complicated. Why do most fan-fics have to be about time? Green Storm Rising, Parallel Lives... Leelazarus Effect...
Future Shock

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #375 on: 03-27-2009 23:45 »

Oh, is Leelazarus somewhere on PEEL? 51 pages of Fan Art and Fiction, I'm not expected to rummage through it like Zoidberg and a dumpster. Wubwubwub.
soylentOrange

Urban Legend
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« Reply #376 on: 03-28-2009 00:38 »

yes, Leelazarus Effect is here.  It starts about halfway down the page.
Future Shock

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #377 on: 03-28-2009 04:39 »
« Last Edit on: 03-28-2009 04:40 »

I accept your challenge!




The Leelazarus Effect

Leela is asked to take a driving test at the DMV before going on a mission to the Paradise Planet. She fails to pass, and Hermes fires her. She gets her job at Applied Cryogenics back, and Fry becomes the pilot of the ship. Leela makes the decision to finally go out with Fry, but she accidentally freezes herself for 1000 years, and finds New New York destroyed in the future. She heads to the wreck of Planet Express, and finds the ship intact, but she cannot use it, because it is out of dark matter. She finds Nibbler, who tells her the Earth was attacked by the surviving Brainspawn, and Fry dies trying to protect the building. When the brains went to destroy the Nibblonians, they all fled, and Nibbler returned to Earth, and kept the ship intact to remind him of his failure. The reason Leela wasn’t found in the tube is because Bender wasn’t bribed to search for her.

Leela gets the idea to go back in time using a microwave and metal, like when they went back to 1947, but Nibbler dismisses it, for she could miss the mark and go back even further. They decide to get a time-travel device the brains made that was intended to go back and destroy the origin of thought, but would create a huge paradox. They must get the machine before the brains detect them, but this would be a big risk to the space-time continuum. They find it in a desert planet after Nibbler probably re-energized the ship, and Leela activates it and ends up in the past. The brainspawn come, and Leela evacuates the planet, outrunning the brains, but crashes into a moon. The brains go and prepare the invasion, and Leela starts the ship again and heads to New New York, an hour and a half before it is destroyed.

The brains are attacking New New York, but Planet Express is still there. She runs in, but a brain sees her, informing Leela Fry is in the top of the building, and he will be killed soon. Fry is shooting at the brains trying to save his co-workers, but a barrel of antimatter is shot at, and it explodes. Leela attempts to get the time machine, but loses it. Nibbler heals her, and Leela re-counts what happened to her. Remembering Nibbler said she’d disappeared and wasn’t seen again, but he is seeing her now, Leela tries to strangle Nibbler, believing he made her kill her friends. But Nibbler says he would never kill the Chosen One. It is explained two timelines have been created, one where she disappears and isn’t seen again, and another where Nibbler finds her. Leela then knows the time machine is where she found it, and go past the guarding brains, and activates the device.

Back in time, again, the brains detect Leela via her brain, and Leela tries to get away, past the moon her past self crashed on. Now in Fry’s perspective, he wonders if Leela was going to say something before their “last” meeting together. He shows up at Planet Express late, and the meeting hasn’t begun, since he’s the captain. Before going on a delivery, Fry sees another Planet Express Ship fly in front of him. Leela comes and they re-unite. Leela tells them what happened, but Hermes and Farnsworth don’t believe her, and need proof that it works. Leela shows them, blocking the door when the phone rings, saying someone else will get it, and Amy gets the phone, a call from a Leela. Leela also finds a note from a future Leela saying she’ll take the ship, but not to let Fry know. Leela gets Fry to get Nibbler from her apartment, but ends up chasing him. Bender manages to help. Nibbler goes to get the Nibblonian fleets. Fry goes to Leela’s parents house and warns them of the brains. Leela goes to City Hall, meeting a female DOOP captain named Cameron who seems to dislike Zapp as well. Leela finds out the brains have come to Earth early. Leela tells Fry not to go into the Planet Express building. The DOOP fail to destroy the brains, wasting their last missiles. The brains drop a giant rock over a part of the Earth that kills millions of people, and Cameron along with Leela, bender and Fry go to Planet Express. Cameron gives two options: Leela helps the DOOP, or they get some weapons Farnsworth has. Leela can do both, and uses the time machine to get her and Cameron to just before Amy answers the phone.

Leela writes the note and supposedly makes the call for proof for Hermes and Farnsworth. They get back to the others, who are at the North Pole fighting the brains. Cameron comes in to get rid of the rock the brains will drop, and they find the Culumnus to get Cameron back to it. The Nimbus has fallen out of the war, making re-entry to the Pacific. The Planet Express crew is keeping the brainspawn under control. They are attacked by a stupefaction field, but Fry takes the ship away since he is immune to it. The DOOP quickly loses ships. Farnsworth sent Fry back to Planet Express for a hammer, and the DOOP retreats, because they are losing. Leela orders Farnsworth to get Fry out of Planet Express, but if he does, a past Leela cannot kill him, so the recent past Leela would not exist. So to save the universe, Fry must die. Fry overhears this, and wonders if he should ask the Professor, but Planet Express has already been stupefied. He sees Professor’s gun, but his attempts to shoot them backfire as they open fire first. They seal off the hangar bay, and Fry lures his dumb friends outside the building.

Leela goes toward Planet Express, as her past self is up in space. The brains corner Fry and try to talk to him, but they are trying to stall him, and Fry shoots them. With no option, since the brains are almost everywhere, Fry must go up to the smelloscope room where Leela comes and supposedly causes his death. The recent-past Leela has trouble catching up to far-past Leela who comes and kills Fry. The far-past Leela, who notices New New York is not completely intact, that Nibbler wasn’t telling the truth, gets in Planet Express, sees the brain telling her where Fry is, and she goes there, like earlier in the book. Fry, up shooting at the brains, sees far-past Leela comes, but doesn’t shoot at the antimatter barrel, he shoots at Recent-Past Leela’s Ship, and recent-past Leela throws the barrel out the window, not killing Fry, but still making a big explosion. Far-past Leela sees Leela. Bender is covered in darkmatter oil, trying to light a cigar, and Leela gets the time machine and Fry before there is an explosion, sending them back 28 minutes.

The time machine runs out of batteries, and in the elevator, a brain traps them, knowing of their future trips because they scanned their brains. Knowing they would win, they planned an attack. Because Leela saved the Fabled One, either Leela kills the brain and fixes things, or the brain kills them in the near future and solves it. The brain takes the device, saying now the only possibility of them being alive now is that the brain kills them. Leela tries to give Fry a plan, but the brain intercepts it. Fry remembers thinking hurts them, and that gives them time to escape, but the brain gets them again. Leela then grabs a time machine that fell out of the building, as far-past Leela had dropped it, and it had gone back in time without her, but showing the time it went to, she was able to catch it right on cue. She finds a way to break the cycle: by not letting it ever happen. She takes the opportunity to kiss Fry, but she sets it back, and none of the events ever happened, by sending a time machine to Leela before she takes her driving test so she can pass it, and that Leela is cut from history.




You git, Soylent Orange! I wasted more than an hour doing this! Na, pulling ya leg, you’re alright. But yeah, Leelazonks Effect was good, year 4000. When cryonic woman did that it was such a disappointment. 
But that story was SHAZAM! Oylent Sorange is a great writer! You really could publish these!
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« Reply #378 on: 03-28-2009 04:43 »

And yes, that was a challenge! But don't challenge me to more timey duplicaty summarys, or I'll Leela you. Hi-yaah!
km73

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« Reply #379 on: 03-28-2009 04:58 »

Holy crap, that was quick.   :O
Oylent Sorange?                 
That's a new one.

Yo no soy marinero.                But, uhh, yeah, he is an amazing writer.

and yes, the Leelazarus Effect is a time travel fic, and the best fic that I've ever written, if I do say so myself.

Oh, you must mean, "one of the best fics ever written."  big grin

I'm guessing leelazarus is very twisty and complicated.

Also extensively awesome.

Anyway, no, this isn't really confusing at all, especially compared to parts of LE. (Though that wasn't so much either, on second and third readings). Like Bender's rundown of what he knows Smitty and URL from, in this section. You're doing a good job of being attentive to details, as always. You've got the disparate strings of the timeline-jumping, the sewer-dwellers' dilemma and Leela being found out as a mutant intertwined now, and I'm quizzical to see where you're going.
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« Reply #380 on: 03-28-2009 07:55 »

I'm going to see the wizard, the wonderful wizard of bleh... tongue
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« Reply #381 on: 03-30-2009 11:13 »

SoylentBerries, I know it's 3am for you in (New) Mexico, but I just finished my first fan fiction over in The Twilight Zone The Short Fan-Fic thread. Wooo!
Future Shock

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« Reply #382 on: 03-31-2009 14:30 »

Picture if you will, a land of only imagination. You can think something, and you shall have that thought to your reality. But sometimes people cannot help but think of different things, and when you think of things you wish you hadn't, you're thinking in The Twilight Zone. a land where everything sucks, all CD's have mysteriously turned into Celine Dion, and iPods have taken over the Earth along with the help of mutant metronomes. You caused this you git. And I've checked your passport and it looks like you're a citizen of The Danger Zone.
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« Reply #383 on: 03-31-2009 17:32 »

sounds interesting
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« Reply #384 on: 04-01-2009 01:25 »


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I'll read your latest update soon, I promise.
km73

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« Reply #385 on: 04-01-2009 03:04 »




love


You are beyond.
Future Shock

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« Reply #386 on: 04-02-2009 15:20 »

Ooh, the top right is the ancient fish.
Books

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« Reply #387 on: 04-12-2009 23:04 »

Wow! I'm reading all the fanfiction on Peel in one go, and this is the best! Great writing Mr Orange.
Future Shock

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« Reply #388 on: 04-12-2009 23:53 »

Reading the fanfiction in one go isn't as good as waiting for parts. It builds up excitement and tension for the next part. But who can have time to speculate when the next part is under your noses? Read a fanfic-in-progress. Your mind will most likely thank you.
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« Reply #389 on: 04-12-2009 23:57 »

wait, Books, you're trying to read all of the fanfiction on PEEL in one sitting?  Good god, man.  That'll take halfway into next year!
Future Shock

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« Reply #390 on: 04-13-2009 00:00 »

I happen to be a speed reader. That means I skip the details and get to interesting bits. Na, I'm just joshin' you. Hahahahahaha [/flexo]
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« Reply #391 on: 04-15-2009 19:51 »

“You’re not going to eat our brains, right?”  Smitty asked nervously.

“Man, you just keep going on about that.”  URL replied derisively.  The two cops were sitting on the ground in the middle of the boardwalk street, not twenty feet from where they had been ambushed.  Leela, Bender, Fry, and a small crowd of mutants that had been hiding in the nearby buildings formed a circle around them.

“Nobody is going to eat anybody’s brains!”  Leela snapped.  “Now, just tell me what you know and I’ll let you both walk away.  What are your orders?  How many of you are down here?”

“And why should we tell you that?”  URL asked evenly.  Leela frowned at the robot.  He acted like someone had set his coolmostat too high.  She doubted if she could actually intimidate him.  Smitty, on the other hand…  “Because, if you don’t, I won’t be able to stop this mob from beating the tar out of you.”  A few sneers from the assembled mutants served to underscore the threat. 

Smitty, predictably, cracked like an egg.  “Whoah, now hold on a second!”

“Yes?” Leela prodded.

“There’s about two dozen of us cops down in the sewers looking for them.”  Smitty pointed at Fry and Bender.  “We were told to find them and bring them back to the surface.”

“And what if you couldn’t find them, or the mutants were protecting them?”

“I don’t think anybody knew there was a whole other city down here. We just sort of expected to walk in and grab them.”

“What about Leela?”  Fry interjected.  “You said something about her before.”

“We got word that the Mayor thinks she’s a mutant.”  Smitty explained.

“Guess there’s no question now,” URL added.

Those five words, spoken so matter-of-factly, were enough to make Leela’s stomach sink into her feet.  They knew!  The whole world knew!  She’d just betrayed Tura’s greatest secret and ruined her life forever. 

“Yes, I’m a mutant.”  The PE Captain said sadly.   “Congratulations, you finally figured it out.”

“Leela, no!” Fry exclaimed.

“It’s pointless for me to deny it, Fry.”  Leela said gently.  “I’ve got one eye, and they just caught me hanging out with a bunch of sewer mutants in the sewer.”  She turned to Smitty and URL and put her hands on her hips.  “Yes, I’m a mutant, though I didn’t even know it until a few years ago.  But Fry isn’t a mutant; he’s a defrostee from the stupid ages that just happens to be kind enough to help his friends.  And he’s not responsible for any plot.  There is no plot.  All the mutants ever wanted was to be treated like everyone else.  Why should we be second class citizens, just because our DNA is a little different?  Aliens’ DNA is different, and they aren’t forced to live waist deep in sewage!  In fact, I spent most of my life thinking I was an alien, and I was allowed to have an apartment, a job, a real life.  But, now that it turns out that I’m human after all- just not the right kind of human- all of those things get taken away?  It’s wrong!  And that’s all we wanted, to say that it’s wrong, and have somebody listen.  We don’t want to overthrow the government or to take over the world, we just want our rights, like everybody else.”  Leela tapered off, surprised at herself.  Her cheeks were flushed and her body was shaking with the force of her emotion.  She happened to catch Fry’s gaze for a moment.  He was smiling at her, and he looked… proud.

“But you’re mutants.”  Smitty insisted.  “You don’t have rights.”

Leela ignored him.  He was too stupid and ignorant to waste her time on.  URL, however, was not quite as dumb as he looked, and his flash memory would have recorded her little speech in minute detail.  With luck, the news media would be playing it in a matter of hours.  The PE Captain knelt in front of Smitty, bringing her eye as close to his face as absolutely possible.  She studied the man for a moment, watching the fear and disgust play across his features.  For some reason, it popped into her mind that this was only the second normal human that knew she was a mutant that she’d gotten so physically close to. 

When Smitty was suitably uncomfortable, Leela spoke.  “This is what you’re going to do.”  She declared.  “You’re going to call the other police officers that are wandering around the village and tell them to head for the nearest ladder to the surface streets.  Then you are going to follow them.  Fry and Bender are innocent of anything except for breaking into a building.  They will both surrender to you the moment any other charges are dropped.” Leela motioned for the crowd to step back, and the two police officers stood.  “Until that time, they stay down here, with us.”

“You’ll be arrested for harboring fugitives.”  Smitty countered.  “And we’ll find your two friends eventually.”

Leela scoffed at him.  “There’s hundreds of miles of sewer system down here.  You won’t find them unless we let you.  And don’t think that arresting me will make this all go away.  You’ll have to arrest each and every last one of us, and there’s more of us down here than you realize.”

Smitty looked around at the hard faces of the mutants that still formed a loose ring around himself and his partner.  No doubt he was imagining what would happen if he even tried to pull out his handcuffs.

“Now, like I promised, I’m going to let you go.  When you get back to the surface, you are going to go straight to the Mayor, and you’re going to give him a message for me.”

“What message?” URL asked.

“Tell him that the Captain of the crew that saved millions of lives from a ball of garbage, warded off the Omicronians twice, and foiled Nudar is speaking for the mutants now.  All I want is for these people to have their rights.  And somehow, one way or the other, I’m going to make it happen.”

Smitty bristled.  “Is that a threat?”  He demanded.

“No.”  Fry said before Leela could reply.  “When Leela says something like that, it’s a promise.”
_____________________________ _____________________________ ___________________

Leela’s body shook under the force of the firestorm that was consuming her mind.  They know!  They know!  The words just kept beating at the back of her eye with a pulsing rhythm that did not cease.  The pressure was of such ferocity that Leela futilely tried to close her eye against it.  For an instant, there was a blessed respite from the pain, but then something appeared in the darkness behind her eyelid.  A dim shadow began to form, a grayish blob that twisted and changed as the throbbing built again.  The thing evolved into a face.  A face with one eye.  Her face, twisted with anger and hatred.  And yet she knew with a certainty that this vision of rage that looked at her with an eye full of silent accusation was not hers, and as this realization came, the vision began to speak in her voice- in Tura’s voice- “They know.”

Leela’s eye snapped open.  Fry was looking at her.  The realization tore through her despair like a hot knife.  Fry was real, a part of her reality in this place that was going to hell all around her.  She didn’t say anything to him; didn’t even acknowledge his presence.  She didn’t trust herself to try.  Her eye stared straight ahead into nothing.

The delivery boy sat down next to her.  She was on her parent’s couch. How she’d gotten there, she had no idea.  Still she made no move to show that she even knew that he was there.  Her mind was screaming; it wouldn’t stop.  Uncertainly, Fry reached out to her.  Maybe he said something. She didn’t hear. 

The touch of his hand on her forearm was like an electric shock.  She jumped.  Alarmed, Fry started to take his hand away.  He mumbled something to her.  An apology, probably.  Then he started to stand, and Leela’s hand reached out for him.  Fry hesitated, and when Leela’s eye swivelled to meet his, he looked solemnly back into it for a long time.  Neither of them said anything, but Fry slowly let himself sink back down into the couch cushions. 

Again there was silence.  “Leela, I-“

Fry cut himself off as the cyclops buried her head in his shoulder.   He put a practiced arm on her shoulder, and waited, patiently, for things to get better.

_____________________________ _____________________________ ___________________

“I- I’m sorry, Fry.” Leela said between sobs.  “I shouldn’t be making you see me like this.”

“It’s okay.” Fry assured her, patting her shoulder.  He was silent for a moment.  “You know, you’re the second Leela to say that to me.”

Leela hesitated.  “What?” She asked, caught off guard.

“Tura said that after I told her about what the Mayor wants to do all of the mutants here in her timeline.”

Leela slowly drew away from the delivery boy, suddenly self-conscious now that her emotions were coming back under her control.   “Oh.  What did you tell her- after she said that, I mean?”

“I told her not to apologize.  It’s okay to be upset sometimes, you know?”

Leela thought about that.  Somehow it didn’t feel ‘okay’ to her.  Showing weakness in front of someone she cared about put a burden on them to take care of her because she couldn’t do it herself.  She knew that if she said as much to Fry he’d just shrug and say ‘that’s what friends are for’, but she couldn’t bring herself to believe that.  Her weakness was her own fault.  It wouldn’t be fair to Fry to make him suffer for it too.

When Leela didn’t say anything for awhile, Fry spoke again.  “Are you going to be alright?”

The PE Captain sank a little deeper into the couch.  She certainly wasn’t alright now.  The seeds of panic had started to grow in her the moment that she’d overheard URL make the comment to Smitty that the police thought she was a mutant.  Action had kept her fear at bay, but after the two police officers had slunk away and the mob of sewer mutants had dispersed, she’d quickly found herself sinking into a pit of despair that she was only now starting to climb out of.

“I think so.” She said at last.  She knew it was what Fry needed to hear.  “I guess that, in a way, it ought to be sort of a relief.  Now the whole world knows I’m a mutant.  I don’t have to hide it anymore.”

“That’s true.  And now maybe we can convince everyone that mutants aren’t inferior genetic scum, so they’ll let you live on the surface still.”

When Leela heard that, a jolt of electricity shot through her, though she wasn’t immediately sure why.  Then it hit her.  He said ‘let you live on the surface’, not ‘let Tura’.  He doesn’t think I’m ever going home!  The thought that Fry had given up on her was terrifying.

“There’s still a good chance that the Professor will find a way to stop all this reality jumping and get me back home!”  Leela protested.  “It’s only been a few weeks!”

Fry was visibly confused.  “Yeah, I know that.  Who said anything different?”

“But you just said-“

“I meant until you get home.  The Professor said he doesn’t know how long it’ll take to fix all this.  It might be awhile.”

“Yeah...”  Leela looked down at her lap for a moment while she thought about that.  “I guess I can’t really go home right now, anyway.  Not after I’ve made a mess of everything.”

Fry shot her a surprised look.  “Huh?  What do you mean?”

Leela let out a grunt and folded her arms across her chest.  She could appreciate that he was trying to put a positive spin on everything in a misguided attempt to cheer her up, but sweet Zombie Jesus...  “Are you kidding?!  I’ve only been here a few weeks, and I’ve managed to get you and Bender sentenced to death, cause a wave of anti-mutant hysteria in New New York, and  reveal my parallel self’s deepest secret.”

Fry shook his head at her.  “Leela, none of that was your fault!  Just because bad stuff happens doesn’t mean you’re to blame for it.  I mean, Bender and I- or maybe it was the other me, I don’t remember anymore-“  He shook his head, having confused himself.  “Anyway, we volunteered to go break into City Hall.  If you’d been there you probably would have figured out how to get us out of there without getting arrested, but I wouldn’t let you go, remember?  I was afraid of what would happen if you got caught.  That was my fault.”

“Uh huh.” Leela replied sarcastically.  “And I’m sure Tura completely understands that things just ‘happen’.”

Fry hesitated for a second.  “Uh, yeah.  Sure, she totally underst-“

“Oh, shut up, Fry.”  Leela snapped.  “Amy told me how mad she is.  I’ve ruined her whole life in less than a month.  She probably has dreams at night about strangling me with my own hair scrunchie.”  Fry’s sudden grimace made Leela wonder if her last caustic remark had been closer to the mark than she’d even realized.

“She is taking this pretty hard.”  The delivery boy admitted.  “I keep trying to explain how it just looks like you’re screwing up because she hasn’t actually been here to see what’s going on.  Stuff looks different when you’re watching from far away, you know?  She just won’t believe me.”

“Fry...”  Leela’s voice trailed off as she searched for the right words.  She was about to enter sensitive territory.  “Tura feels frustrated because her friends and family are in trouble and she can’t help them, no matter what she does.  She has to let some other person-me- take care of everything for her while she sits back and watches, helpless.  She’d hate me even if I was making all the right decisions, which I’m not.”

“I just don’t want people to blame you for things that you didn’t do.”

“I know, Fry”  Smiling, Leela squeezed Fry’s shoulder.  “You’re the most loyal friend I’ve ever had.”  It had been meant as a compliment, so Leela was absolutely dumbstruck when Fry flinched like she’d hit him. 

Reflexively, Leela drew back.  “What?  What is it?”

Suddenly, Fry wouldn’t meet her gaze.  “Nothing.” He muttered into his lap.  “I- I’d better go.”  He began to stand, but Leela grabbed him by the wrist.

“Fry, what’s wrong?” She asked, alarmed.  The delivery boy simply didn’t act this way. 

Fry sank back down onto the couch with a defeated sigh.  “I don’t want to make you angry right now.” He said, finally.

Leela watched him for a moment, worried by the sudden change that had come over her friend.  “Fry.” She said, and waited for him to finally make eye contact.  “After everything that has happened in the last few weeks, there’s nothing you can say that’ll make me angry at you right now.”   There was a look of doubt in Fry’s eyes, but Leela had been speaking the truth.  She was emotionally and physically exhausted.  She doubted if she had the strength to summon her anger even if she wanted to.

“Well...”  Fry swallowed nervously.  “Okay.  But this isn’t how I wanted to tell you.”

Leela waited, but the delivery boy just licked his lips.  “Fry...?”

“I’ve going on a date with Tura tomorrow night.”  The words burst from Fry’s lips like birdshot from the end of a shotgun.  Leela just stared at him, mouth open, and the world began to tilt and spin.
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« Reply #392 on: 04-15-2009 22:01 »

the first one is awesome, and i haven't started the second, but i will do soon.

now all i need is for JN to update rush moon and ill be laughing wink
km73

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« Reply #393 on: 04-16-2009 08:53 »

wow, same avatars...
Sweet, an update. This section really drags Leela through the mire, doesn't it; first her confession to being a mutant, then her guilt about Tura, then the end bit. Dramatic, yes, but well-written and cohesive. I think you strike more of a balance here than maybe in the last couple of chapters. Also the parts about Leela making bad decisions and her not wanting to show weakness or burden others make a comeback. As always I like how you do relations between the characters - the interaction between Leela and Fry, and some of the Fry/Tura developments from other sections - and in this one you do a good job of depicting Leela's emotional turmoil. 
Mmm, would love to see the Professor crop up in this again sometime soon.
Hope everything is going well for you sO. big grin
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« Reply #394 on: 04-17-2009 03:00 »

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now all i need is for JN to update rush moon
 
Wouldn't count on that.  JN seems to have gone AWOL again.  But what do you expect from a whale biologist...  Nah, I kid, I kid. big grin

Sorry kim, no Professor for awhile. smile
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« Reply #395 on: 04-17-2009 07:07 »

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now all i need is for JN to update rush moon
 
Wouldn't count on that.  JN seems to have gone AWOL again.  But what do you expect from a whale biologist...  Nah, I kid, I kid. big grin


My ears were burning, and here I am.  SO, let me know if you want me to review the rest of your buffer, or should wait until you have a bit more.  As I've said before, the relationship triangle here (although technically it is a two-sided triangle) is very interesting.

I see you have an identical twin avatar now too!
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« Reply #396 on: 04-17-2009 07:40 »

Hmm...  I sent you an email about that a couple of weeks ago.  You might want to check your spam folder.  I think I'll just resend you that file though.  I've made a few (minor) adjustments to some things since that draft
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« Reply #397 on: 04-18-2009 02:02 »

I've never seen JustMibblin before. Has he posted on this thread before?
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« Reply #398 on: 04-20-2009 20:19 »

Ok, so all caught up here, too. A lot of shit seems to be hitting the proverbial fan for Leela right now. I would only say that the mutant uprising sections seem to be lacking a little bit of the self-defeating ironic humor that would make it feel a little more Futurama-ish, but still very good reading, don't get me wrong. The Fry/Tura developments are really interesting, though, enough to possibly make me a shipper again. So, sorry for falling behind on this, but I will eagerly be anticipating more when i have the chance to read it. smile
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« Reply #399 on: 04-20-2009 20:49 »

The last few sections have been a little devoid of humor, haven't they?  It was hard to put anything funny in the last couple updates; too much heavy stuff was going down.  The next few updates will probably feel a bit more futurama-y, just because the mood is light enough for jokes.

btw, JustNibblin, did you get that email I sent you a couple of days ago?  Or did the internet eat it like the first one?
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