Well, well, well... So you want to read a story, do you?
This is a collection of stories I've written and Never Ending Stories I was a part of in Ottawa,
as well as some logs from Roleplay on various Mucks, and even some documents I've written here and there.
These texts are all owned by ME (except for the NES's and logs, which
are group owned, and where noted), and may *not* be used for commercial purposes without contacting
me first. You may distribute these stories any way you like, so long as they are not altered
(and give me credit where credit is due.) Anything printed I would like to see. E-mail me
You might want to download the larger ones to your own hard drive and read them
offline. Sizes are approximate.
These are stand-alone tales, needless to say, or else they'd
be called two-shots (or maybe three- or more-shots). So when
you're feeling shot, give these stories a shot. Go ahead - bite
the bullet... :)
34k 13 Jan 04
Originally, this was going to be a full narrative of Mist's battle,
but I realized that although I had a good intro, and a well defined
ending, that I had no middle. So once I finished the beginning, I
decided that rather than inventing some cheesy 'flashback' excuse,
I would publish it stand-alone. Enjoy! (This is the same Mist as in
the roleplay sample below.)
Some violence and intense scenes. And it's more of an introduction than
a full story. But I'm pleased with it anyway.
Who Am I?
I woke up in a poetic mood the other day, and wrote this simple
poem from Scar's point of view.
Scar is the bad guy from the Lion King and his actions should not
be imitated by children or small animals.
Evolution of the Gun
A silly little message I wrote in response to a thread
that was getting just a little annoying. ;)
Condescending, contains inside references and adult themes.
Sense of humour required. ;)
A parody of Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven,
this one about a hacker who has lost his code and gets
a virus. (grins)
A little silly and contains a lot of the original old english.
This one is just silly... I wrote it on a friend's BBS
on impulse in reply to some weenie's message, asking a
female user for some "juicymessages". I replied
for her.... ;)
silly and suggestive, not recommended for those with a
weak sense of humour
This is a silly conversation between Flipper and Dr. Phantom
that Phantom and I did in chat one day. I cleaned it up and
I think it's an amusing story, as Flipper visits his shrink....
contains comments related to conversations outside of
the story, and Snuggles the bear
Dolphins Made Me Do It
I did not write this story, but I guess I inspired it.
:) It was written by a very good friend of mine, and tells of
the day he was abducted by delphinic forces. He planned a sequel,
but unfortunately never wrote it. A shame, this one is really good.
The sequel was never written, but you'll want to read it.
The Stupid Quote File
179k 26 Sep 12
Just like the title says, this is an archive of stupid,
silly, weird, and/or funny quotes. It was started by a friend
of mine, and has been added to by me for a year or two now...
Of course, he feels I've subverted the original point... ;)
contains coarse language and non-PC comments. That's why
they're in here.
As told one evening by Samsung, the orca, who I rather
miss talking to these days... the origin of the dolphins...
I don't know where Samsung is anymore.
And here are the tales so TALL, so MASSIVE, so astronomically HUGE,
and just generally large, I had to divide them up into sections! Okay, so a few
aren't really THAT big, but it feels good to say it... :)
Flipper's Oceanarium was a NES (Never-Ending Story) that ran on my BBS, FlipSide, in Ottawa (Canada)
for roughly 2 and a half-years. I was one of three main contributors, along with 'Phantom' and 'Feral Ferret'.
The story begins with Flipper, who is a morphic dolphin, opening his own Oceanarium, and goes from there.
The plot takes many odd twists, and the story is overall quite good, but impossible to summarize. The main
characters, at least at the beginning, are Flipper (the morphic dolphin), Carolina Snowball (albino morphic
dolphin, his girlfriend), Richard Steiner (a large, powerful man with a reality problem), and Mr. Pinrut
(a mechanical man with a turnip for a head who only wants to be a gardener. He later tries to take over
the universe.) It is broken up below, but each section carries on from the one immediately before it.
Thanks to the Fuzzy Platypus of Death (once known as Phantom), the entire story has been
beautifully cleaned up and formatted into MS-Word documents. You can download the entire collection
Entire story, cleaned up and formatted in MS-Word format
: Contains mature content and coarse language.
This was another NES, which ran on another BBS in Ottawa. In some ways,
at least for Flipper, it was the prequel to the Oceanarium. In others, it was just
plain weird. Flog Sonata and Lady Stardust open a casino, and hire Death (aka Reg)
to run it. The rest follows. Again, no attempt has been made to clean up the text at this time.
contains a *lot* of mature content and coarse language
Super Space Acer
This is the instruction manual to a game I desig ned and wrote for theTI-99/4a
home computer... it's mostly storyline, explaining how Bob Shumway, day-dreaming janitor,
gets his chance to BE Super Space Acer for real. The second one is the sequel that I came up
with, but never got very far on. I am working on a deluxe version of this game at the moment,
which will eventually be for the PC.
Contains cheap science-fiction
I've taken, now and then, to logging incidents that occur on the various mucks I roleplay
on, and decided this might be a place to post them. They are similar to the NESs described
above, with the exception that they're live... ;)
My first morphic lion character, Mist has a story of tragedy to tell, and he does
to Snowy, who helps him later.
Jumoja and Mtunga
A young and frightened Jumoja, my first character on the Lion King muck,
speaks with his adopted brother Mtunga, and learns
a valuable lesson about love and hatred.
Mohatu takes Jumoja to Kopje Valley
Jumoja's adopted father, Mohatu, takes him to Kopje valley, the lands that
Mohatu once ruled, and he has offered to the cub.
Jumoja and K'aaria with Mohatu
Now adolescent, Jumoja and K'aaria tell Mohatu about their feelings for
each other. Well, he figures it out for himself, really. ;)
Jumoja and K'aaria's Last Hunt
Nearly adult, and accustomed to fending for themselves at Kopje, Jumoja and
K'aaria set out on one final hunt, only it goes terribly wrong. This part of
the story was extremely difficult for both of us to roleplay. This text was
cleaned up and formatted for me by Fevra.
Jumoja and K'aaria's Spectral Visit
The evening after their death, their friend Fevra gave birth to her cubs.
They had promised to attend, and they did, although not in mortal form.
We OOCly tried not to distract from Fevra's RP very much, but it was our
very last appearance. :)
Jumoja and K'aaria - Epilog
Long after their death, Jumoja and K'aaria look down from the spirit realm, and reflect
upon where they are.
A young lioness on African Tails Muck, Ahrish runs into Ifile-Tu, who brings
her into her own family.
Ahrish - Battle
Still just a young cub, Ahrish is attacked by a hyena, and although her new
family saves her, there are severe casualties..
An email roleplay, in the style of the old NES's, between
myself and Fevra. My character, Jumoja, was a lion she knew,
who was killed quite some time ago. She is a small serval
cat, and having a hard time. Jumoja comes back to say a few
Scar Speaks With Sarabi
This is a brief interaction between Sarabi and Scar, until
Simba wakes up, on FlipSide muck (I played Scar.) Scar is
telling Sarabi about his idea to divide the Pridelands, an
idea she is doubtful about.
This is how Scar ended
Mufasa's reign on FlipSide. We played pretty close to the original story.
Scar Blows Up
Again, on FlipSide, after Mufasa's death, Scar is enraged during a discussion
with Nala. Only to find himself calmed by the blind affection of a silly
Scar and Zira VS Simba
At this point in the story, Simba is known to be living in the lands neighboring the Pridelands.
Scar and Zira set out to destroy him. Be warned, this one gets a bit gory.
Scar's Final Speech
It's somewhat anti-climatic, perhaps, but after the death of the Pridelands, the loss of his Pride, the betrayal of the hyenas, personal injuries suffered, and finally the kidnapping of his daughter,
Scar gives in to the world, and allows Simba to take back the Pridelands. Where this leaves Zira,
however... remains to be seen...
Having restarted the FC timeline at FlipSide, here's the first major event that
I (as Taka) have participated in, Taka getting his life-changing Scar. Although
it's brief, it was fun to get back into it. :)
Taka and Ahadi and Mufasa
All good things come to an end, and Taka's good life came to an end in this roleplay
where Ahadi is forced to tell Taka that no, he will not be King, despite what his mother
has been telling him. Mufasa will be King, and Taka must cope. Later, Mufasa finds Taka
and they talk about what this means.
Taka has adopted his 'tough guy' nickname of Scar to forget about being King, but that's
not enough to shield him from the news that his mother has been killed by the hyenas.
Scar goes to avenge his mother's death, with Zira and Sarabi along for the ride. Little
does Brutus know that Scar has a double agent on his side...
Mufasa and Taka's Mantlement
Finally, Mufasa and Taka have come of age, and are presented by Ahadi as full grown lions. It's
a bittersweet ceremony for Taka, who is facing exile after the ceremony, unless his Father should
have a change of heart.
Occasionally, I pretend to be technical and useful to the outside world. Here are some of
the documents that I've created while in that kind of mood. These are currently incorrectly
formatted, but this whole page is due for a rewrite. :)
Document describes how to build a dip-switch based Vectrex multicart. And since ROM distribution
for the Vectrex is legal, it includes a pre-made ROM image with many games pre-loaded. :)
MAX233 Based Nokia Data Cable
Describes how to build a Nokia F-Bus Data cable with a Max233, which is simpler than
the Max232 circuit.
Dreamcast 'Coders Cable'
Describes how to build a Dreamcast serial interface cable for development using a Max233
instead of the harder to get Max3222.
OnHandPC MMP and MMV Format
A brief description of the Matsucom OnHandPC MMP and MMV image formats, or as much as I
needed to work out. ;)
ATX Power in a TI-99 PEB
Describes how I installed an ATX Power supply into my TI-99 Expansion Box.
Atari Jaguar GPU Boot Code Disassembly
46k (updated 15 Feb 09)
My attempt at documenting the Jaguar GPU boot code. This covers the decryption routine (although I
know I made mistakes in there), and the MD5 hashing code contained IN the decrypted block. It also
shows the difference between 2MB and 4Mb cart headers as well as the difference in the Universal
"AB" type header. Also notes on JagCD boot now added.
Modern Graphics on the 9918A
240k (updated 18 Nov 09)
I wrote this document in response to a call for articles for an
upcoming new TI magazine/newsletter. However, it appears that fell
through, and I was rather proud of this, so here it is. This describes
the techniques that my image converter uses, and the steps I used
to get there, as well as a basic discussion of image conversion in general.
3.5" floppies on the TI-99/4A
1k (updated 18 Nov 09)
A quick discussion on the TI mailing list made it clear this information
wasn't posted anywhere centrally, everyone was just assumed to know it.
So I've compiled this simple list.
Two-chip 32k console mod for the TI-99/4A
1.9MB (updated 8 Nov 10)
This is a documentation of the 32k mod I did on my console after having
to discard the previous 128k mod. While not 16-bit, this mod is much simpler
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