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Dec
29
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Akyooterat, God of Squirrels (Part 2)
Posted by Arconus Arkright on December 29, 2016 at 8:31am

As fathers go, Arconus ("Archie") Arkright V was quite convinced that his was by far the best, the greatest, the bee's ever-lovin' knees: patient ("Please forgive my idiot son."), generous ("What idiot thing am I paying for now?") and unsparing in his affection and praise ("Well done, idiot!"). While it's true they were not linked by blood and it was only by the most bizarre twist of happenstance that Arconus Arkright IV was essentially...

Dec
25
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An Itsy Bitsy Problem - The Horn of Dr. Falcon
Posted by Beryl Strifeclaw on December 25, 2016 at 5:28pm

Itsy’s legs began to descend upon the oblivious Loki, but his friends reacted, hands drifting towards their spider covered weapons.  They could feel the tiny legs on them tensing as the situation grew more desperate.  Bookworm struggled to keep confidence in her tone, “That’s close enough, Itsy.”

 The spider woman turned an amused gaze toward her captive audience, only Mr. Wright...

Dec
21
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Akyooterat, God of Squirrels, Part 1 3/4: More Real Housewives of Ravila
Posted by Arconus Arkright on December 21, 2016 at 11:50am

When it came to ranking her fellow Temporal League agents, Lady Gwendolyn Canby-Cross had no qualms about putting Dr. Jing Qian in the tippy top percentile. Qian, a fairly recent recruit, had brains for days, skills for miles and seemed utterly fearless... if often a bit overconfident. Knowing of her teammate's enthusiastic praise for her judgment and her abilities, Jing Qian vowed to never, ever tell Gwendolyn of how easily she was waylaid...

Dec
16
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A letter from Junie
Posted by Junie Ginsburg on December 16, 2016 at 5:18pm ...4 replies

Dear New Babbagers:

I find myself compelled to take a few minutes away from my mission to save the Great Blue Snapping Air Kraken (the singular breed of its species known for, among other things, being blue AND snapping, and which are now quite endangered) to send my fond wishes to all of you this Christmas season. Although, it's true, I was gripped by a paroxysm of wanderlust that led me to leave New Babbage, heading first to Falun...

Dec
16
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Akyooterat, God of Squirrels Part 1 1/2: Real Housewives of Ravila
Posted by Arconus Arkright on December 16, 2016 at 7:40am ...1 replies

As toy boys go, Mr. Edison "Sonny" Tsai ranked rather high in Dr. Jing Qian's estimation. He was far too Westernized to ever please her very traditional family back home (who strained to find ways to tolerate the doctor's progressive life choices) but he was more than suitable in all other respects: a man of some means, a decent conversationalist, rakishly handsome and conveniently stupid. However, in spite of his normally guileless nature,...

Dec
7
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Loki's negotiation
Posted by Loki Gearhead on December 7, 2016 at 8:20pm

“Oh dear,” Itsy chortled as she lowered herself from the wall to greet her new guests.  She bore herself confidently as she looked at her visitors.  “Two of you have wandered directly into the spiders nest?  Perhaps you were eager to join these others?”  Her rear leg jostled the bundle very tenderly.  She didn’t want to disturb the little ones nesting within the formerly brash boy trapped inside.

The dire...