Aftermath

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Aftermath

Post by ROU Killing Time » Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:34 am

It was early in the morning and Christmas day had just past.

Here and there in the quiet streets, alone or in small groups, the survivors huddled around makeshift bonfires made from trashcans and kerosene.

The shivering people warmed themselves in the red blankets that the salvation army worker had passed out and chewed slowly at the c-rations he had also left as a gift.

In truth, the survivors were few. Those special select ones that were known as “the nice.”

There had been so many people on the naughty list in Portland that year.

So very many people.

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Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas.
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Re: Aftermath

Post by eric_marsh » Sun Dec 26, 2010 7:30 pm

I like it.
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Re: Aftermath

Post by zcarter80 » Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:15 pm

awesome man.
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Re: Aftermath

Post by strawman » Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:54 pm

Peace to you too ROU!
on earth to those of good will.
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

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Post by Travelin Corpse Feet » Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:00 pm

The Apocalypse will be gift-wrapped.
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Re: Aftermath

Post by Scattercat » Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:26 am

Ahahahaha! I missed this one the first time around. Ver' nice. Ver' nice indeed.

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Re: Aftermath

Post by Phenopath » Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:10 am

;)
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Re: Aftermath

Post by ROU Killing Time » Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:33 am

Winkies from Pheno and high-praise from that scatter-brained feline...

Good day for ROU... ya got me all warm and fuzzy...

someone pass me a hanky, quick... :-)

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Re: Aftermath

Post by Phenopath » Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:23 am

Were you naughty or nice last year ROU?
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Re: Aftermath

Post by ROU Killing Time » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:17 am

Phenopath wrote:Were you naughty or nice last year ROU?
Pheno, I'm not telling... :P

(so what's up with the drabblecast forums... is it slow or is my 1200 baud modem acting up?)
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Post by zcarter80 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:45 am

it is actually acting a bit tuckered out these days, im hoping the bots have nothing to do with it. Also dribblecast isn't seeing much action these days now that i think of it. Anyone planning to record anytime soon?
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Re: Aftermath

Post by Rish Outfield » Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:51 am

I'll try and record another dribbler when I can. Lots of stuff on everybody's plate right now, I suppose.

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Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:13 am

Heard this on the podcast, and loved it. Too many people have the wrong view of "Satan Claws".

Alas, the story was "spoiled" (perhaps literally) by the use of "c-rations" which pretty-much disappeared 20-30 years ago and would be well past their shelf life. "MRE"s replaced them, and are in use today.

Speaking of which, I have a couple cases of 20 year-old MRE's I can let someone have, cheap!

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Re: Aftermath

Post by ROU Killing Time » Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:01 am

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:Heard this on the podcast, and loved it. Too many people have the wrong view of "Satan Claws".

Alas, the story was "spoiled" (perhaps literally) by the use of "c-rations" which pretty-much disappeared 20-30 years ago and would be well past their shelf life. "MRE"s replaced them, and are in use today.

Speaking of which, I have a couple cases of 20 year-old MRE's I can let someone have, cheap!
S.Claws is old school. Those C(hristmas)-rations have been around since Cthulu knows when.

Glad you enjoyed. Now you know that the best time to visit Portland is the day after Christmas when all the naughty people have been taken care of.

(They seem to be replaced with a new crop every time the next Yuletide season roles around.)
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