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Offline MTC29

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Re: "Morgan the BG"
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2017, 06:54:01 PM »
The Macronesian Islands? With the Wong Corporation deciding to construct casinos on the Micronesian Islands, the man made islands of Macronesia fell into despair and have become a hot bed of FLAB activity. Pity. They had so much potential. 
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« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2017, 08:50:39 PM »
Ah, yes - the Macronesian Islands, one of those handy country names I can just throw out there. And many of the islands, which the Wongs can sell you, are man-made. They can even have engines to steer them clear of typhoons. Really a sad thing when they run into each other, though. You'll also see the amazing country of Lower Volta come up in this story.
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« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2017, 11:31:30 AM »
They can even have engines to steer them clear of typhoons.

Doesn't that technically make them the Macronesian fleet? :)

You'll also see the amazing country of Lower Volta come up in this story.

That's the place with unreliable electric grid, right?

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Re: "Morgan the BG"
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2017, 02:03:06 PM »
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Doesn't that technically make them the Macronesian fleet? :)

Actually, that idea was part of a never published Venture Brothers story that I recently shared with MTC. I figured that if anyone can sell you a movable island, it would be Daddy Wong. Movable island...is that anything like a movable feast day?

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That's the place with unreliable electric grid, right?

Up until 1984 there was an Upper Volta, which is now Burkino Faso. There was never a Lower Volta, which I felt was terribly unfair to the Lower Voltese. I gave them their own country, their own flag, and their own founding father, Generalissimo Flibby Sheznikk. And for many years to come, life will be prosperous there. :)


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« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2017, 08:18:08 AM »
...Morgan has to hang out with a real live tiger, and her enemy makes his manifesto known...

Several weeks later, Morgan was doing her famous photoshoot with a real live tiger for People Week Magazine. She was dressed in an outfit made mostly of leather that made her look like a warrior woman from ancient Rome. She looked nervously at the creature, and then over at its trainer.
   "This thing is safe, isn't it? This beast won't hurt me, will it? They're going to need me in my job for at least the next five years, and I don't intend on doing it from a wheelchair."
   "Don't worry about a thing, Miss Proctor. We'll protect you as best we can."
   "That's very comforting. If it kills me, I'm never speaking to you again."
   Morgan's protection droid stepped closer. "Mum, I'm trained to keep you safe."
   "I'll be okay, Rob. But just be handy in case I need you."
   After only a few pictures were shot, Morgan's advisor Jeri caught up with her.
   "Jeri...can this wait? I've got about 800 pounds of angry cat sitting next to me. If you agitate it, I might be next on the menu."
   "Miss P, I think you need to see this." She projected a holographic image from her wrist-thingee. "FLAB leader Uriah Simms has somehow jacked the signal to ENN, and he's making his manifesto."
   Morgan burned with anger as she watched this young man express his views and demands; they stood against everything she'd ever worked for - what kind of an ingrate would destroy their career chip...and encourage others to do the same?. The tiger next to her began to get anxious.
   The animal trainer looked concerned. "Miss Proctor, Katarina here can sense your anger."
   Morgan stood up. "Can I get out of this get-up? I've really got work to do. I've got to do some damage control with this freak."
   The photographer stood up and shrugged his shoulders. "I suppose I've got enough pictures to work with."
   She watched the man drone on and on, until the ENN technicians were able to restore their signal. She just shook her head.
   "Son of a bitch," she whispered under her breath. "I can tell I'm going to have problems with this guy."

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« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2017, 10:30:40 AM »
...Big changes are afoot at the Bureaucracy...and Morgan finds herself left out of the master plan.

A meeting at 3 in the morning wasn't an unusual thing for a Bureaucrat General, so Morgan kept a suit handy for just such an occasion. Morgan officially moved into the fancy Chichester House, residence of the Bureaucrat Generals, but she was almost never there; she preferred to stay in the modest apartment in the Bureaucracy Building jokingly called the "war bunker" most of the time. It wasn't fancy, but Morgan typically viewed luxury as superfluous. Plus, it was somewhat of a comfort just living in the main building. Morgan met up with her war cabinet in the West Room, and her chief aid John Groves met her at the door.
   "You're going to like the news we have for you," he said.
   "You all look bright-eyed and bushy-tailed," she said to the group, "what have you gotten me up for?"
   Mr. Kawaguchi was there. "Miss Morgan, we found him."
   "Him? Uriah?"
   "Yes ma'am." The security agent flashed a graphic map on the screen. "He's been hiding out in a bunker on a man-made resort island in Macronesia called Pleasant Palms, just as we'd suspected."
   Morgan rubbed her hands together like a happy child. "Well, let's go in there and arrest him."
   Kawaguchi looked confused. "Ah...it's not as simple as that, Madam General."
   "Not as simple as what - why can't we arrest him? What's the problem? I know we've got the jurisdiction."
   General Trimble of the Bureaucracy Military Service answered her. "He's hunkered down in a military-style bunker like a Texas armadillo. It's going to take something strong to root him out."
   She blinked her eyes. "Root him out...with what then? I don't know much about these Texas armadillos."
   The General continued. "The leadership upstairs recommended a Roman Candle. One drop in and our problem is solved."
   Morgan looked around the room like a confused child. "Roman Candle? What in the hell is a Roman Candle?"
   Kawaguchi answered, clearing his throat. "Uh, it's a small nuclear device, with only a 30 ton yield. The kill radius would only be a few hundred feet, and the burn radius a few hundred more. It's very clean." He continued the explanation by using his hands to demonstrate the concept. "They're very good at reaching an enemy in deep bunkers."
   A pin could have been heard striking the floor. Morgan blinked her eyes again. "Jesus, Joseph and Mary, you're going to drop a nuke into the bunker? Didn't you just get done telling me that he was near a resort town?"
   The general continued. "It's very clean - very little in the way of radioactive fallout."
   "Very little? How much is very little? Absolutely not - we are not dropping a nuke on this guy's house. There's got to be another way."
   John Groves added his view. "But ma'am...the board upstairs - they wanted to approach this group from a position of strength - you've got to admit that it sends a signal."
   "Yes, it does...that I'm a homicidal butcher. My answer is no, and that's final. I suggest you start working on an alternative plan. There's got to be some way we can nab this guy when he crawls out of his hole - he's got to go into town sometime..."
 
   On the 13th floor of the Bureaucracy Building, a place that few people even in the Bureaucracy knew about, 13 board members held an emergency meeting with General Trimble and John Groves. The board members' faces were kept in the dark, so that no one really knew who they were. They were the real power behind the Bureaucracy; in truth, Morgan and her predecessors were little more than figureheads that the public dealt with. These men and women literally ran planet Earth.
   "What was our Bureaucrat General's reaction?" asked a man with a southern accent.
   "As you can guess," Groves told them, "she was hesitant to use the gadget."
   A Korean woman then spoke. "Afraid that it might damage her administration - I can understand that."
   "No," Groves said, "genuinely worried about the casualties."
   The man with the southern accent spoke again. "Did you explain that this device was very low yield? Very clean? There probably wouldn't be many casualties."
   "Of course," said the general. "She still wouldn't hear of it."
   "We'll roll ahead with the project anyway. I want one pulled from the weapons bunker at the airfield and readied for use." The mysterious board member stamped the paperwork 'approved.' "Again, not a word of this leaves this room; the Bureaucracy must not tolerate any infectious disease that would endanger it - this man Uriah is to be eliminated, as soon as possible."
   A Brazilian man asked a question. "Should we remove Miss Proctor while we're at it?"
   "No," said the man with the southern accent. "Let her enjoy her success. If she looks successful, we look successful. She's one of the best PR people we've ever had. We’ll work around this little wrinkle in our plans – I’m sure she’ll come around to our way of thinking."

"When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them." Rodney Dangerfield

"Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore, always carry a small snake." W. C. Fields