|If there's something strange|
In the neighbourhood.
Who we gonna call?
|If You Recognize Both Quotes, You Need To Get Out More Often|
|Date Published||Wednesday, April 24th, 2002|
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The Light Warriors ponder over Garland's mysterious disappearance.
|Fighter||The obvious question we are presented with here is the following|
What would an intergalactic ghost want with yesterday's newspaper?
|Black Mage||Inter... what are you talking about?|
|Fighter||See, my theory is that aliens from the other side of the galaxy have traveled to our side of the galaxy so they could kidnap Garland and perform all kinds of experiments on him to better understand how to enslave us all!|
|Fighter||I'm pretty sure that "Mr Pibb" and "Dr Pepper" figure rather prominently in this scheme.|
|Fighter||What? It all makes sense. Intergalactic aliens would make the simple mistake of forgetting to put a dot at the end of mister and doctor.|
|Black Mage||(thinking) Kill...|
|Black Mage gets his dagger out.|
|Thief||(to Red Mage) So anyway, got any real ideas about this?|
|Fighter||Ooh, a quarter!|
|Fighter ducks to get the quarter and Black Mage narrowly misses Fighter's head.|
|Red Mage||Well, Garland is the villain after--|
|Black Mage||(out of frame) DAMMIT!|
|Everyone looks at Black Mage, who hides his dagger.|
|Black Mage||Er... I mean, I just remembered that um... I left my magic on...|
in my house...
where I live.
|Thief||So you were saying?|
|Red Mage||Basically, since Garland seems to be the main villain, he has certain advantages. Amongst these traits is a sort of naratological imperative. In essence, his defeat today was meaningless, as he'll just appear again, only more powerful next time.|
|Fighter||So we've struck him down only to make him become more powerful than we could possibly imagine?!|
|Fighter runs off.|
|Red Mage||Shouldn't we go after him?|
|Black Mage||I'm sure he'll be fine.|