8-Bit Theater
Episode 595
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The State Of Affairs
Date Published Tuesday, September 6, 2005
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I see a chain reaction going on here.

Cast Appearing

Setting

Trivia

"GN/DN" comes from Star Strek props, it is written on ship panels as short or "goes nowhere, does nothing", meaning it is generic set decoration.

Script

Fighter Well, I've inspected the airship.
Thief Report!
Fighter What you've got here is your basic total systems failure.
the upper support rig is three degrees out of normal operating range. Just right out.
Fighter Your L-Beam is cracked in at least three places.
I wouldn't even attempt impulse speeds with that kind of damage.
Fighter On the subject of propulsion, the anti-matter regulator is coughing up a lung.
If you have any interest in not being vaporized, I'd keep that turned off until we can replace the unit.
Fighter the entire GN/DN tube network is shot.
Thief Not the tubes!
Fighter They may as well just be there for decoration at this point.
Thief Dammit all.
Thief Is that everything?
Fighter It's the best list I can make without a working Level 3 diagnostic.
Thief Where do you suggest we start?
Silence...
Fighter First, it'd be nice if I knew what any of this stuff meant or did.
Meanwhile, in Elf Land...
Elven Messenger Sire! Do you see? The skies belch ash and blot out the sun.
Elf King And the winds bring with them the foulest of all stenches. Dwarf.
Elf King It is clearly their work. War is in the air!
Elven Messenger Also burning hair,
Elf King Oh, I hope we can get the smell out of my robes.
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