Sunday September 8, 2002

Book 2: The Teraport Wars
Part II: Filling the Tub of Happiness


Narrator:With extensive repairs ongoing, the multipurpose fabrication facilities of the mercenary superfortress post-dated check loan are maxed out.
Narrator:They have no bandwidth to spare for the daily complexity commonly referred to as 'provisioning.'
Narrator:The results are quite predictable...
Schlock:Hey... where's my Ovalqwik?
Sign:Kay sticesYummy numsOval
Ch'vorthq:Sorry, sergeant. We're out.
Ch'vorthq:I need to make a shopping trip, but there's no costclub outlet in this system.
Schlock:We don't have to shop at CostClub. Most civilized systems have more than one place where you can buy food, you know.
Sign:Oobleck 150kg250Ooble
Ch'vorthq:You can hold out a couple of days for a costclub run. Besides, if I don't get another 3200 frequent shopper points this month, i'll lose my subscription to 'armored chef.'
Schlock:If I don't get my Ovalqwik fix today, you'll wish you were an armored chef.
SFX:Ommminous Hummmmm
Ch'vorthq:Ah. Addiction. Right. There's a discount grocer down in chuba, but it's not in a very nice neighborhood.
Schlock:That's okay. I'm not a very nice neighbor.
Schlock:Yo guys! Beer run!
Schlock:And I've got my own hoods.
PDCL:(rare frontal shot of the pdcl)