Ovalkwiki - The Official Schlock Mercenary Encyclopedia
Writing Excuses with Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Howard Tayler
One Cobble at a Time - the official site for Sandra Tayler's writings
NARRATOR: Back at the ambassadorial villa...
SCHLOCK: Everybody on Earth lives under a giant, solar-powered superweapon.
SORLIE: Oh, the Ring. I'd forgotten about that.
SCHLOCK: Forgotten? How can you... That's like forgetting there's a sky.
SORLIE: It's okay. The Ring has built-in safeguards, and Earth's cities have annie-plants under them.
SCHLOCK: Yeah, that's what the churro-guy at Tucker's said.
SCHLOCK: So I told him about how an annie-plant is also a superweapon.
SCHLOCK: And then he asked me if I was going to buy anything, and I don't see how that's related.
SORLIE: I'd have told him that at least we're not in Credomar.
Thirty million people, all living in the actual barrel of a particle accelerator.
SORLIE: Fortunately the U.N.S. evacuated them before their crazy, robot king could cook them in a stream of plasma.
SCHLOCK: The U.N.S. didn't evacuate them. We did.
SCHLOCK: Well, not me-we. I was busy, um, "discharging" Chisulo, Chelle, and Elizabeth from the hospital. Ennesby and Kevyn made that mess.
Theo was there. He can tell you all about it.
SCHLOCK: Anyway, it's not just a particle accelerator. One of King LOTA's Burana-bots called in a beam-strike from halfway across the—
MURTAUGH: *interrupting* So, did you buy anything? What's in the bag?
SCHLOCK: Oh! It's related because he wanted me to stop talking about that! And now you... um... want some of these churros?
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