SHIP'S LOG:

Microwave Explosion

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Curious Curios Inc. 7/30/2019 10:24pm


The footage, as by now everyone has seen, was horrific. The Microwave Explosion on its descent into Poughkeepsie with the never ending stream of bodies pouring out of its hatches. The Cloning Governance Administration quickly identified it as a threat and sent in Twig Teams to deal with cleanup and disposal. Truckloads of broken bodies--all identical of course--were gathered from its path, and the Microwave Explosion was contained in a CGA superlifter. I'm sure all survivors--clone or not--were then quick-terminated.

I suppose my Chinese Lightning Box is going to be held in forensic evidence by the CGA for who knows how long--probably forever--along with the biofilm and refrigerated Iced Miracles and the Spirit-in-a-box and whatever other undelivered cargo was onboard. But the Magician's Union sure isn't going to be happy about it, and I'm the one they're going to hold responsible. And believe me, a bunch of angry magician union members is the last thing you want on your tail.






Melvin Splitsturd 7/1/2019 8:26pm


We may be over-producing a bit! {ooof, excuse me} They just keep popping up, and {pardon me} at an increasing {ow!} rate! Holding onto the captain's chair is becoming more of a challenge, as a {excuse me} steady flow of me continues to surge past like {oh, sorry} an emergency evacuation through a subway. A never-ending stream of humanity, packed like sardines, and they're all me. As a result, all the hatches and doors have burst, and a steady waterfall of my clones pours out, undending.

I believe I myself was pushed out through the main hatch some time ago, and this is my seventh iteration to hold the captain's chair.

{ooof!} Oops. Make that the eighth.






Curious Curios Inc. 6/1/2019 11:43pm


Through the crack left open in the Chinese Lightning Box, I can see and hear just enough to see that the clone crew has accepted the delivery to the Magician's Union Hall in Poughkeepsie. They're actually better than the original crew, seamlessly working together to a common purpose.

Why don't we have more clone crews? I don't understand the laws against them, given their obvious efficiency. At this rate. we'll be at the Magician's Union Hall in no time.






Melvin Splitsturd 5/2/2019 9:30pm


I'd wondered how the ship was sustaining the influx of my clones. They just keep popping out of the woodwork! Jolly good bunch! I just can't get enough of them.

But the ship had originally come with a crew. Not the biggest crew, to be sure, but we had a full compliment.

"What happened to 'em?" I wondered.

Well shame on me, because I've found them all, tied up in broom closets, rolled in rope and gagged. I feel sorry for the lot, but, well, there's a lot more of these clones than there are of me anymore, and I can't risk a mutiny. I think we'll just need to "go with the flow" if you know what I mean.

Full steam ahead! To Poughkeepsie!






Curious Curios Inc. 4/2/2019 7:58pm


Oh my god they've got clones loose.

I really should have checked the ship's history before allowing them to transport the Chinese Lightning Box. Apparently there was some kind of Biofilm accident in the recent past, and now the ship is starting to double itself. Starting with the crew. Or at least one particular, unkept, odd, likely socially awkward and ripe smelling crew member, who has filled the bridge with copies of himself! All wearing the same smudged blue jumpsuit too.

This doesn't bode well for my box getting to the Magician's Union Hall in Poughkeepsie. If only there was some way to warn the captain @Annie Griffin...






Melvin Splitsturd 2/27/2019 7:41pm


The Captain's gone away. Burrowed deep into her own brain no doubt! I saw her heading down the spiral staircase to the library, lost in thought, a million miles away.

Now's the time I live for. Buried in her reverie, the Captain will never notice when I let out my clones!

"Here!"

"Oi!"

"Present!"

"Right-O!"

"Da"

"Cheers, mate!"

"Hmmph"

And so on. They've been multiplying ever since that Biofilm blew up. Didn't want to have to fill out any paperwork over their appearance, so I've been keeping them on the DL from the Captain and the officers. Little do they know the reason I keep the ship running so well is that there are so many of me.

"Bingo!"

And more every day, it seems.

Anyway, time to drive the ship around a bit. "Steady as she goes, mate!" and "Aye aye, mate!" and all that. Never gets old talking to myself.

But wot's this ornate inlaid box of apparent oriental manufacture doing on the dashboard? There seems to be a man peering through it! Hmmm... it says here "Chinese Lightning Box by @Curious Curios Inc." I wonder wut it could all mean. Hello in there little man!!






Curious Curios Inc. 1/26/2019 9:43pm


I've got a Chinese Lightning Box on this side, and I'm tuning it in so I can see through the Chinese Lighting Box on the other side. It's just this little chromium switch here....

ZZzzzzzzzwwwwwwwttkkkkkkkkkkkkkk.

Ah! There we go. Oh my. The Captain, Annie Griffin I believe, has the box open on the bridge of the Microwave Explosion. She has a packet of crisps in her lap and appears to be interacting with her phone. Perhaps if I can adjust the intermodulation just right I can...

"Come in Microwave Explosion! Can you hear me?"






Curious Curios Inc. 12/24/2018 4:39pm


Microwave Explosion Gone Missing!

I'm sure you've seen it on the news,

Hope it's not because they opened the Chinese Lightning Box.

Luckily I had insurance,






Annie Griffin 11/17/2018 3:01pm


Job claimed, Curious Curios Inc.!






Curious Curios Inc. - 10/26/2018 10:24pm

Job claimed by Annie Griffin 2018-11-17 15:01:35

Ornate Chinese Lightning Box needs delivery from our world headquarters to the Magician's Union Hall in Poughkeepsie.

Great bags of riches will magically appear once the job is done!

Give us a call on the Linking Rings to set up the deets.




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