Monday, May 26, 2008
Superrstarr glumly cleared the table and loaded the dirty dishes into the dishwasher. He had just gone through (yet another) failed blind date. She looked every bit as beautiful as her picture suggested, but it turned out that she wasn't very hygienic and suffered from scale fungi on her tail (and the way she kept scratching it was rather off-putting as well). Superrstarr felt a little disgruntled. He was a friendly daulphin, with many fluff friends all over fluff land but daulphins were a rare breed in his part of the world. And while he was all for inter-fluff relationships, he'd wanted to someday have his baby racer daulphin (being an incredible racer himself) that he wanted to groom to be just like him. His friends had tried numerous attempts to set him up, but really nice normal daulphins were hard to find, and the sky, ice and ocean daulphins, while more common in his area (he lived in the rich suburbia of fluff ocean) were rather stuck up (being invite bonus pets and all).
Normally Superrstarr was a very happy-go-lucky daulphin, but lately due to his impending birthday and the increasing amount of nuptials among his friends had made Superrstarr slightly depressed about being single. One day, Superrstarr received yet another blind date invitation from Cloudy, his best sheepu friend. He was on the verge of refusing and seriously considering a life of daulphin priesthood, but Cloudy refused to accept no as an answer. Reluctantly, Superrstarr dragged himself out of bed and waited (rather sulkily) at the pier as arranged. To his surprise, instead of yet another itching daulphin, Cloudy met him and told him he just wanted to spend some quality friendship time fishing and chatting, like old times (recently, Cloudy had landed a role in Mary's new film about finding her lost lamb and was rather busy filming).
After a spectacular day of fun-filled activities, a tired Superrstarr returned home to find a surprise birthday party prepared for him! (He had been so busy moping, he hadn't even realised his birthday had crept up on him). All his fluff friends were there ( and had taken the liberty of filling up extra tanks of oxygen should the party extend till late) and they had prepared all his favourite dishes. Superrstarr felt overwhelmed by all the love and attention his friends showered on him, and felt terribly blessed to have them all. He decided to get out of his depression and just let things be. He knew one day he'd find the true love of his life, and if not, there was always his friends!
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Basically, Lazarou is a turtle that has been put under house arrest by Vetinari, her deeno after a cow molesting accident. Lazarou was innocent however, accidentally bumping into the cow's udder after dropping his monocle.
Enjoy the unfolding events. :)
Unbeknown to Lazarou, Ms. Moo was actually the mistress of the kingpin of the fluff world, Mr. Firebreath (who was rumoured to actually eat baby leppits for breakfast!). Ms. Moo (being a very attention-seeking cow) was extremely displeased at not having her 15 minutes of fame; seeing as how Lazarou was practically herded into the (fluff) police car by Vetinari immediately after the cow molesting incident. In actuality, Vetinari had recognized Ms. Moo and was trying his best to protect Lazarou. However, a rushed 10 seconds of profuse apologizing (with a few bows) did nothing to pacify Ms. Moo.
Vetinari had requested that Lazarou be put under house arrest in order to avoid him being held at the (fluff) jail (many fluff cops were said to be on Firebreath's payroll and Lazarou would not last 2 seconds in there).
Lazarou was extremely annoyed at the situation; being a well-known businessman, he did not want his reputation to be tainted and also needed to meet many clients. He could not remain under house arrest! He tried various ways to escape, with the excuse of 'proclaiming his innocence', but Vetinari was a very experienced detective and was well-prepared. Driving his car forcefully out of the house only resulted in him crashing into a fire hydrant a few blocks away when trying to navigate a bend at top speed. Sneaking out of the back door in the middle of the night had him landing in the neighbour's cacti (on his stomach!) after slipping on their baby leppit's toy car. That kept him occupied for awhile as he spent the next few nights plucking out stray thorns. His final most recent attempt of diving off the roof into the neighbour's pool (and missing it) had ended in a cracked shell and some broken toenails. (And also many drunken nights of depression).
Vetinari's was getting angry at Lazarou's inability to comprehend the direness of the situation, especially when Ms. Moo had once turned up at the house with a truckload of lecoons and knives demanding to see Lazarou. Vetinari had had to stuff Lazarou into the spaceship in the garage (with him complaining loudly and *still* drunkenly about suffocating) lest Ms. Moo tried to storm the house.
However, finally it was revealed that Lazarou had indeed bumped into Ms. Moo by accident. The fluff dairy had recently installed a hidden camera (after they kept getting break-ins from orphaned baby wallabies for the milk) and it had managed to get everything on tape. Lazarou's name was cleared and Ms. Moo was finally given her hour of fame when she was interviewed by the Fluff Daily.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
One sunny day, Lil Squeeky clambered out of bed and took a deep breath of the fresh morning air. As she threw open her windows, she suddenly noticed that her garden was bare! It was as if all her daisies, lilies and tulips were never there, and her pine tree stood alone by the gate. Lil Squeeky suddenly remembered she hadn’t talked to her flowers in over a week! In fluff land, you had to talk to your flowers to make them feel loved, and encourage them to grow. Flowers got sulky very easily, and if they were ignored for long, they ran away. Lil Squeeky had been so busy lately helping Cherry Jubilee to throw a birthday party that she had neglected them.
In a panic, she dashed over to Ella Flutter’s house for some advice. Ella was an expert when it came to flowers and plants. Ella calmed down the distressed Squeeky, and told her in order to get her flowers back, she needed to plant some sunshine, a piece of rainbow and some candy canes in the spots where they grew. However, she only had 2 days before her flowers find another garden and settled there permanently. Upon hearing the news, Lil Squeeky flew over to get the help of the unikos.
Gracey immediately raced her over to the Mirror Lake, where Mr. Sun stayed. All gold unikos knew Mr. Sun personally, for it was he who gave them their beautiful tint. Today, his rays beat down hard, but Lil Squeeky braved the heat to ask him for a little sunshine. At first, Mr. Sun was displeased that she was disturbing him at work and for her own mistake no less. But after he heard the full story, he mellowed slightly and gave her a snippet of what she wanted. Lil Squeeky thanked him profusely, and then immediately left with Blue Belle to Horizon Square.
Horizon Square was a small town where rainbows resided. Lil Squeeky had never been there and she was awed by the beautiful cloud homes, baby rainbows playing in the yard and the occasional pot of gold peeking from under a bush. Blue Belle was a frequent visitor of Ultraviolet, her childhood friend. Ultraviolet was just giving her baby a little haircut, when they found her in the backyard. “Well aren’t you in luck!” she beamed, as she swept up the colourful trims into a bag and handed them over to Lil Squeeky. They stayed for orange tea and some layer cake before bidding Ultraviolet goodbye.
Lil Squeeky now needed only the candy canes, and Pink Blossom brought her over to Lovely Lane to purchase them. Lovely Lane was the place to go to for anything sweet (and not necessarily only food items), and it was packed as usual with everyone clamouring to buy all sorts of things. Lil Squeeky’s heart sank when she saw the sign in the sweet shop window that said ‘Cotton Candy and Candy Canes are SOLD OUT for the week’. Now she’d never get her beloved flowers back! However, luck was once again on her side as Pink Blossom had a sweet tooth and was a very popular customer at the sweet shop. The owner, Mr. Chewy, always kept the last bag of candy canes for her. Lil Squeeky was delighted beyond words, and rushed home to plant her sunshine, rainbow pieces and candy.
After a quiet 3 days full of worrying, Lil Squeeky woke up to find her flowers were back in their places! She squealed with joy, and rushed outside to tell them how happy she was that they were back and to apologize for having neglecting them. She threw a big party to celebrate the homecoming of the flowers and to thank her wonderful friends for doing all they could to help her. She felt contented. Life could not get better than this!