Saturday September 10, 2005
Book 7: Emperor Pius Dei — Part I: Big Schlock, Little Schlock, What Begins With Schlock?
Note: A peelifruit is like a cross between an onion, an orange, and a pomegranate. The peel on the outside is sturdy and easy to remove, once you get it started. There are then layers of tender fruit-meat interspersed with layers of whatever you call the kind of stuff that separates pomegranate seeds from each other, arranged like an onion's layers. The result is that you peel it, then you eat a layer, then you peel it again, then you eat a layer. This process is repeated until you finally reach the center.

At the center of the peelifruit you'll find the pit, unless you've gotten one of the seedless varieties, in which case you'll find caramel.


Daysun Tingo 'Bot: Captain, we need to get this ship into orbit in order to work on it properly.

Right now we can't orient some of our equipment with the decks.

Daysun Tingo 'Bot: See, the ship is laid out like a pair of peelfruits on a stick, with decks wrapping around the annie plants at either end.
Captain Tagon: I'm not sure I follow you. Is a peelfruit like a banana?
Daysun Tingo 'Bot: It's simple. Sitting on the ground the way she is, nearly all of the floors are now walls.
Captain Tagon: Ah. So a peelfruit is like an onion.