Sunday April 5, 2015
Book 16: Big, Dumb Objects — Part I


NARRATOR: Aboard a decommissioned U.N.S. battleplate, newly rechristened Jumpstar Prime...

ELF: Ennesby!  That is not the name we picked!

ENNESBY: "Jumpstart Primer" seemed a little too on-the-nose.

ENNESBY: Besides, we only had room for fourteen characters.  The name you picked takes sixteen, including the space.

ELF: That hull segment is four kilometers long and four hundred meters high.

ENNESBY: Sure, but we want the name to be visible from a distance.

ELF: At a three-to-five ratio for width and height of the characters you could have bolted on twenty-two letters, each of which would be 300 meters tall.

SCHLOCK: Jumpstar Prime is a better name.

SCHLOCK: Jumpstar!

ELF: Sergeant, why is there a heat shimmer coming off of your plasgun?

SCHLOCK: I just came back from an EVA.

ELF: *voiceover* Please tell me you used a stencil.

SCHLOCK: *voiceover* What's a stencil?

battleplate: *hand-written* JUMPStAR PRiWe!