Hope you don't mind me using Super Upchuck again. I thought it was appropriate, but . . . maybe not.
Also of interest because you and I are interacting by computer, it was 126 years ago today that British inventor Charles Babbage (for whom the Babbage's software stores were named) wrote a paper for the Royal Astronomical Society entitled: "Note on the application of machinery to the computation of astronomical and mathematical tables." He wanted to build what he called a difference engine, basically a prototype mechanical computer. Babbage later developed an Analytical Engine with an even better calculation system, capable of performing a variety of mathematical tasks. Had his AE been developed, we would have had computers and, likely, the Internet about a century earlier than now, and . . . and I'm not sure what would have happened. There have been some guesses about the appearance of this alternate universe. You can make your own. Anyone's guess how Daria would fit in.
That "Evil Jane" thread on PPMB is picking up some nasty stories. I love it.
The format errors in Part 2 of "The Cynic and the Defender" have been removed. Yay! Thank you, Richard Lobinske.
- John Lane 35: Give Me a C! by Richard Lobinske (COMPLETE!): As chaos reigns at Brittany's party, Daria and John hide out in the laundry room and . . . uh-oh.
- Stacy Rowe, Seeker (Part II), by jtranser (continued): Tom Sloane meets the Sisters of No Mercy. I am not worthy. I am not worthy. I am not worthy.
- A Yankee Marine in General Lee's Army, by The Sidhe (continued): Kyle Armalin arms the Confederacy with AK-47s. Someone should have a talk with him.
More later. Have to go to a wedding (not mine, someone else's).