( Theme songs here... )
A Tribute to Sci Fi Pets
I got a hankering for pets in science fiction after an earlier scifiland Big Bang. So here I’m revisiting my admiration with some verses and icons. Big thanks to my pal blue_sunflowers for the creative inspiration, which she always has tons of. (250 words + 10 icons = 20 points)
Scary to Riker.
Puzzling to Data.
(Star Trek: TNG)
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1. Space Dog -- Tori Amos
2. Atomic Dog -- George Clinton
3. Pets -- Porno for Pyros
4. Ben -- Michael Jackson
5. Martha My Dear -- The Beatles
6. Cat -- Sugar Cubes
7. Me and My Arrow -- Harry Nillson
8. I Want a Dog -- Pet Shop Boys
9. I Wanna Be Your Dog -- Iggy Pop
10. Canary Bird -- Muddy Waters
1. 31 Minutes to Takeoff -- Mike Posner
2. Silver Rocket -- Sonic Youth
3. Spaceship -- Benny Benassi
4. Spaceship Races -- Carole King
5. Spaceship -- The Vines
6. Spaceship -- Julian Lennon
7. Space Oddity -- David Bowie
8. Sky Pilot -- Eric Burdon & the Animals
9. Rocket -- Smashing Pumpkins
10. If There's a Rocket -- Snow Patrol
Of course you know, but just in case:
Dollhouse, Battlestar Galactica, Chuck, The Middleman
Star Trek: Voyager, Jake 2.0, Supernatural, Dr. Who
The X Files, Warehouse 13, Firefly, The Bionic Woman
Word count: 454
Note: For scifiland —A fic challenge for a holiday in April.
“Walter?” Peter called as he strolled into the lab. “Are you here? What the hell time did you leave this morning?” Hearing a shuffling and keening to his right, he headed to Gene’s stall. Sure enough, there was Walter, crouched on the stool, his hands working beneath the huge white and black spotted creature. “Morning, Gene. Morning,…Walter” he said warily as he saw Walter’s head bobbing, lips moving, white earbud wires hanging. Glancing down, he instantly recoiled. The bucket below Gene’s udders was filled with a dark liquid. “Geeesh! Walter! What the f- WALTER!” He strode forward and waved in front of Walter’s downturned face and simultaneously pointed at the bucket. Walter started, then looked up smiling. “Good morning, son! Isn’t this marvelous?” He got to his feet, lifting the bucket and tipping it toward Peter.
Peter stared aghast at the brown fluid contents. “Walter what the hell is that? There’s got to be something wrong with Gene!”
Walter looked at him delightedly. “On the contrary! It’s a wonderful breakthrough!” To Peter’s horror, he raised the bucket to his mouth and took a swig. Smacking his lips, he said, “Chocolate milk, straight from the source!” Peter’s shock turned to disbelief, rendering him near-speechless. “Wh-wha-whaaaa…”
“I’ve been working on it for weeks,” Walter said airily, as he brushed past to the lab table. He began pouring the liquid from the bucket into a beaker; Peter gaped, noting that yeah, it sure did look like chocolate milk. His mind began reeling over the possibilities while in the background Walter’s voice prattled on about “cacao beans…extract…steroidal compound to carry it through the cell walls…” Then: “Here, Peter, do try some. I assure you it is quite safe” and the beaker being handed towards him. Almost involuntarily, he reached out for it, his eyes focused on the fluid within.
Suddenly a shout came from the back. “DAMMIT! Not again! Walter, didn’t I tell you!” and into the lab strode Astrid, eyes fiery. “You left the lid off and I knocked it over, and there’s Nestle’s Quik all over the counter! Again!”
She lunged into the circle: Walter holding Gene’s milk pail and proffering the beaker, Peter reaching toward it, and herself holding out a brown and yellow carton adorned with a cartoon rabbit. They froze in position, eyes darting from person to person, and with the quickness of highly intelligent people took it all in, light dawning on each from his or her own position. Walter broke first, beginning to guffaw, bending over and gasping for air. “Oh, Peter, if you’d only seen your face. April Fool’s, April Fool’s! Har-har-har-har!” while Astrid and Peter lowered their arms, first glaring, then, lips twitching, finally joining in his laughter.
Firefly, Dark and Light
Summary: Everyone – and everything – has a dark side, and a light side.
Note: For the scifiland challenge Come to the Dark Side. 1000+ words + 20 icons = 40 points. This didn't come out quite as I would have liked, but you get the idea.
( Not flying, not floating, but not still, just … not. )