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    Re: Another Visit to the Park!

    Post by Zurg on Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:23 pm

    "AAAAAAAAAAAAH--oh." Zurg smiled meekly, blushingly innocently. The ride hadn't started yet!? He was already terrified! "Sorry, pre-ride jitters! Ahaha! Aha... ah...."
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    Re: Another Visit to the Park!

    Post by Jo Pistonne on Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:30 pm

    The operator shot them a brief look, but only shook his head as he started the ride up with the crank of a lever.

    The seats jerked momentarily as they started to move, the ride going slowly, then picking up speed and momentum. And they were off! Rocketing into the air practically, hooked to the slab of steal above their heads, then suddenly jerked back as they began an even faster descent and another ascent, only backwards! People screamed and laughed around them, and Jo kicked her feet in the air, screaming along with them.

    This was so much fun! Now this was what Jo called a ride!
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    Re: Another Visit to the Park!

    Post by Zurg on Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:34 pm

    Oh, hell no.

    "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!" Zurg was suddenly slammed back due to g-force momentum, and the Evil Emperor immediately started to regret his decision. This wasn't just stupid! This was suicide! SUICIDE! "I WANT OFF THIS RIDE RIGHT NOW, JO." He shrieked, clutching onto the harness for dear life. All he could see where his shoes and the world suddenly distorted due to all the corkscrewing and twisting. The one time he didn't put on his rocket boots! THE ONE TIME!

    "I WANT OFF, I WANT OFF, I WANT OFF, IWANTOFFIWANTOFFIWANTOFF!"

    Sadly, he had to wait until the entire ride was over and as quick as it seemed, Zurg slumped forward looking utterly spent and beat.

    ".......I'm going to need therapy."
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    Re: Another Visit to the Park!

    Post by Jo Pistonne on Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:42 pm

    She hadn't been able to hear Zurg's shouting clearly when everyone around her was screaming, and her ears were still ringing from the altitude and voices, all jumbling up into one. Or maybe it was just her head that was having that effect on her.

    "That was great!" Jo cheered, punching both fists into the air before unbuckling herself and almost falling out of the seat. Laughing, she went over to unbuckle Zurg. "Come on now, that wasn't so bad, was it?"
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    Re: Another Visit to the Park!

    Post by Zurg on Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:48 pm

    Were you kidding?

    "....It was terrible." Zurg grumbled flatly, getting up like a zombie with his shoulders hunched and arms slackened forward. He got off the platform slowly, ignoring everyone's giddiness, and he made his way to the nearest receptacle to which he promptly--

    "BLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!"

    Vomited.
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    Re: Another Visit to the Park!

    Post by Jo Pistonne on Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:01 pm

    "Oh cosmos!" Jo immediately ran over to him--albeit unsteadily since she was still dizzy from the ride too--and started rubbing his back, trying to help him feel better.

    Ugh, did that vomit stink! You could really tell a person from what they ate. She couldn't recognize any popcorn in there, but she could definitely recognize bits and pieces of seafood and shrimp.

    But she diligently stayed by his side and kept rubbing his back until he felt better, and didn't even pinch her nose at the smell. Such was her devotion to him. "I'm sorry.... we should probably stick to the regular rides from now on," she suggested, still rubbing him comfortingly.
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    Re: Another Visit to the Park!

    Post by Zurg on Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:10 pm

    Jo's rubbing, while thoughtful, wasn't helping the situation and Zurg just picked up his head, his eyes slightly agitated. "I guess it's true what they say..." He hiccuped, groggy. "Not all species were created--HMPH--equal..."
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    Re: Another Visit to the Park!

    Post by Jo Pistonne on Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:18 pm

    "Well, sure. Some species are physically stronger than others and some species handle severe temperatures better. It's not a bad thing to be different." She wasn't sure what he was going on about, but she kept rubbing his back, hoping that it would eventually help.

    "Do you want to go sit down on that bench over there?" she suggested gently.
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    Re: Another Visit to the Park!

    Post by Zurg on Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:28 pm

    What was she on about? He was vomiting his guts out, and she was saying something about tolerance? To him? He enslaved people who wanted tolerance! He said that because he couldn't handle fast-moving rides, and since he was the last of his kind... he could confidently say that his kind couldn't handle fast-moving rides. So there.

    "No... No, I'm fine... Jo. Thanks." Zurg stood up straighter, cleaning his mouth with a napkin as the pallid colour drained from his face. Ugh, no more rides like that.
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    Re: Another Visit to the Park!

    Post by Jo Pistonne on Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:56 pm

    "You sure?" Jo pulled our a kleenix and helped clean him up a bit, picking out a dangling.... something from between his teeth.

    She remembered the water bottle and pulled it out of her bag. "Here, maybe this will help. It'll get the taste out of your mouth, at least."
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    Re: Another Visit to the Park!

    Post by Zurg on Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:04 am

    As much as he insisted he didn't want her help, Zurg didn't refuse and he was thankful that she wasn't irked or squicked out by his antics. "I'm sorry you had to see that..." He mumbled, asking for a tissue so that he could clean up properly. "I tried to keep my food intake low today, and I only had breakfast. Guess I hadn't finished digesting like I had thought." Wow, he was ruining this night... First the Haunted House, now the Vertigo. Jo was probably so disappointed.

    Similar thoughts hovered in his mind, and the Evil Emperor politely refused the water with a shake of his head. "That's fine, Jo, but I'd rather not. Thanks, though. A-Anyway..." He rubbed the back of his head, looking around and feeling awkward. "What would you like to do now? I'm sure there are other things we could do."

    An idea came to him.

    "Oh!" Zurg snapped his fingers, cheering up. "What about one of those games? You know, the ones with the vendor and you try to beat their rigged stall? I could win you a prize, or perhaps that whacking game you mentioned from before! With... a mallet?" Sounded odd.
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    Re: Another Visit to the Park!

    Post by Jo Pistonne on Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:20 am

    "Stop apologizing for things that aren't your fault, Zurg." Jo handed him another kleenix. "And I have more if you need them," she added, putting them back into her bag along with the water bottle. "That being said, let's do something we'll both enjoy!"

    And when he suggested some of those stall games, she nodded and looped an arm through his. "That sounds like a great idea! Let's try that whacking game first, then see how all those other stalls have been rigged." She winked. "I bet our combined awesome will make them tremble at our feet!"
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    Re: Another Visit to the Park!

    Post by Zurg on Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:35 am

    "I know, I know..." He grumbled, throwing the used tissue away. "I guess it's just a learned reflex now." Darn mellowing... This was just asking for trouble. Villains don't say sorry! At least, in theory.

    But the promise of having people quake at their awesome got him to smile, and the Evil Emperor was more than happy to take Jo's arm in his. Hey, Zurg will handle rigged games over roller coasters any day! He could always shoot them for cheating.

    "Lead the way, Jo!" The fate of the amusement park was in her hands.
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    Re: Another Visit to the Park!

    Post by Jo Pistonne on Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:48 am

    And with a broad smile in return, Jo did.

    Most of the stalls were situation in the middle of the park, all of the large rides on the sides. They passed by a few stalls with shooting rangers, but Jo led them past those (she did notice an interesting place where children were jumping up and down in a dome of sorts with large, squishy balls bouncing into them and made a mental note to check it out later), instead stopping in front of a man with a large metal slab with measurements behind him, a bell situated at the top.

    He was giving people a mallet to hold and strike the bottom part with, and each time they did, a little indicator showed measurements, but no one seemed to be able to quite reach the top. she tugged on his arm. "Let's try this one out, Zurg!"
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    Re: Another Visit to the Park!

    Post by Zurg on Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:10 am

    .....A feat of strength? How... Zurg just eyed the mallet and the intended target, putting two and two together.

    "So, let me get this straight." He began with a gesture. "The purpose of this game is to hit that metal pressure plate with that mallet--which is probably rigged--so that the little metal tab hits the bell up at the top?" Well, that sounded so... so easy! He could win this game with ease!

    Huh, didn't have any physics to it! "Would you like to go first, or shall I?"

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