Wonders of the Web
by Coolruler1 (StarbrowMacepaw at cs.com)
Sirens blare, red lights flash. Dwayne, pilot of the Big Guy,
jumps into action. "What's the situation?" he asks over a communication
Dr. Erika Slate replies, "There's a strange robotic dinosaur
roaming the streets of Neutronic City."
"Huh, where'd it come from?"
"At this point, your guess is as good as mine."
"Hey, Big Guy! What's going on?" Rusty the Boy Robot flies up
next to Big Guy.
"Dinosaur out after curfew. Hang a left, son," the booming voice
of Big Guy replies, as he spots the Tyrannosaurus wreaking havoc on a
"Hey buddy, I'll give you some fireworks!" Two missiles blast
from the Big Guy's wrists. The dinosaur moves forward to rip apart a
laundromat; the missiles go sailing past him. Before Big Guy has any
time to be baffled, he spots three smaller dinosaurs running down the
"I'll get 'em, Big Guy! Hypersonic!" Rusty yells, and zooms
off in their direction.
Big Guy turns back to the big dino. "Since you already know not to
play with fire, we'll move on to lesson two: don't smoke!" The Big Guy
reaches for a BGY trigger device, but suddenly freezes and falls flat
onto the cement.
"What the!?" Dwayne shouts. Inside the cockpit of Big Guy,
everything goes dark. "Doc! Can you hear me! Garth! Jo! Mack!" Dwayne
shouts as he tries frantically to get the communication screens to work.
He grabs the controls, straining to get The Big Guy to move.
Garth pops up on a display screen. "Dwayne, buddy, what's going
on?!" Crackle, flash! Garth disappears.
"Garth! Hey! Garth, come back!"
Meanwhile, many blocks away...
"Dang computer! Always freezes up right when you're downloading
somethin'! Now I have to reboot and download for another 30 minutes!
Stupid piece of....huh?" A 14-year-old girl is surfing the net, only to
discover that the web page has disappeared. In its place there is a screen
with some guy yelling the name Dwayne. The screen goes black and then
shows a sort of cockpit with an outside visual of Neutronic City.
"Wow! Is this the game? Guess it downloaded after all! These graphics
are awesome! I heard this game was good, but...this is top of the line!"
A dinosaur pops into view on the visual. "All right! Let's go kick some
butt! Dang, wish there was like a digital manual or somethin'; what are
all these buttons?" The girl (named Rachel) hurriedly plugs in her
joystick and starts trying combos. Click -- two missiles shoot out of
robotic arms and go flying into a building. "Oops. Oh, well, now I know
what that does!"
Boom! "Hey! What's going on?!" Dwayne punches the outside visual
screen; nothing happens. "Screen's broken -- what the?!" Dwayne can feel
the Big Guy moving. "But...I didn't touch anything."
"All right! Now that I'm on my feet, dinosaur, you're goin' down!"
Rachel fires the missiles again; this time they sail right into the
dinosaur's hind leg. It turns. Swinging its tail, it sends Big Guy
crashing to the ground.
"Ow!" Dwayne yells. "What is going on here? It's like somebody
else is controlling the Big Guy."
"Okay, buddy, you wanna play rough?" Rachel shoves the joystick
forward, sending the Big Guy charging at the dinosaur. She twiddles 2
small levers on either side of her joystick. Wham, the dinosaur flies
over Big Guy's head, slamming into the pavement. "Wonder what else this
game can do?" She taps a keyboard key. One of Big Guy's arms falls off;
boom, it explodes.
"Aah!" Dwayne gets hit hard by the explosion. "Hull breach!
Well, now I have a view of the outside world, not that I want it."
"Ooookkaaay, might wanna look out for that," Rachel muses.
"Let's see, hmmm, try this!" Several guns deploy from the Big Guy's
arms. "Wicked!" Click, they all fire simultaneously. Unfortunately, this
only irritates the dinosaur, who charges at the Big Guy. "Move! Move!
"Move, darn it!" Dwayne yells. Wham! "Aaaahhhh!" Smash! The Big
Guy goes flying into a building. "Oh! I'm gonna feel that in the morning."
"Huh, what's this?" Rachel notices the BGY trigger device in Big
Guy's hand; having figured out how to move the arms, she throws it.
"Oooohhh, a trigger device, like on Galaxies Beyond. All right, Ugly, just
a little closer...."
Boom! The dino goes up in smoke. "And now we move in for the
kill...hey!" The computer screen flashes and the website she had been
viewing is displayed. A box pops up; it reads 'download aborted'.
All visuals turn back on, Dwayne has full control over the Big Guy
once more. He watches as a jet pack extends out of the "dinosaur's" back.
"It's a robot! Huh."
"Dwayne! There you are! What happened?" Jo flashes onto a
"I'm not sure. Listen, I'm heading in, I want a full systems check.
Anybody seen Rusty?"
The robot dinosaur flies down towards his smaller robot brothers.
They have surrounded Rusty.
The dino grabs Rusty with its tail. "Hey! Lemme go! When Big Guy
finds you he'll-"
The dino swiftly removes Rusty's power pack and crunches it between
its teeth. A voice sounds over a communications device. "Good work. Now
take the Boy Robot back to base, With him in our clutches, the Big Guy will
soon follow and our plan will follow through."
TO BE CONTINUED
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