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Discussion in 'Fan Fiction' started by The Count, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. Fragglemuppet

    Fragglemuppet Well-Known Member

    Yes, Java, it sounds delicious, but it also sounds like a lot of hard work!
    Count, I just got caught up now; great job so far! As I've said before, I'm not into long reviews, (mostly because I read and enjoy it as a whole, so as not to remember indevidual highlights), but I just want to point out this one.
    Kermit, like me, is the constant teacher and nurturer, which is clearly seen as he tells you about people and their stars' power to connect. Then there was the sing, when most of the muppets paired off. Heheh, kinda felt sorry for Junior there, having no one to call his own. Would have thaught maybe Ma would have held his hand with her other hand. 'twas still beautiful though. And speaking of the gorgs, traveling with Philo and Gunge on their shoulders, and wheeling the trash heap, sweet.
    Bob and Linda signing to the songs...
    And the presence, perfect! Although this obsession you seem to have with lady images leads me to wonder a little...
    *wink* That robot penguin was great! Maybe this one will actually get the job right for a change?
    As always, can't wait for more!
  2. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Not sure what you meant by the "obsession" as you put it...
    More when I finalize my thoughts on bringing them back home to Hensonville. And you guys realize that the "more" that'll get posted is the probably end, fright?

    In any case, glad to see you've enjoyed it so far.
  3. Fragglemuppet

    Fragglemuppet Well-Known Member

    Well, I just ment all the talking you do about wanting to give your projects a more "mature" theme, using female figures and designs.
  4. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Oh that... Well, you know the saying... Boys will be boys.
    Anyway, forget about it, I'm just focusing on this for the moment. And maybe when I've actually done some write-ups, I can submit them to someone who can draw and it'll get moving.

    But on to other projects, like finishing this story. Twill get finished, just not tonight, got other things to work on.
  5. Fragglemuppet

    Fragglemuppet Well-Known Member

    Oh yes, I know.
    *wink* Actually, I was just using that as an example, pointing out the simularities between that and this.
    But if you say so, it's forgotten.
    *smile* And I'll be eager to read the update once it is up.
  6. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    Awesome chapter, Ed! I am excited to see what happens when everyone goes back to Hensonville.
  7. Ruahnna

    Ruahnna Well-Known Member

    Eeek! You're on to me! Actually, is usually the only time of the "day" that I have a little "me" time. Also, it's sortof like hiding Christmas presents for someone else to find the next morning.
  8. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Just so long as it gets posted, that's the important thing Cath.

    Haven't had any time this week, thankfully the weekend's here to resolve that. Might be able to work on some of my numbered minions... And get the last part for this story sorted out, got three pieces one of which was inspired by your latest short story.
    Well, off to check the remaining threads, good night all.
  9. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Well Ed, since you just went on a nagging streak I think it's only fair that someone pop in here and nag you for a little more of your fabulous story too. Please? With a cherry on top?
  10. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Heh... It's not that I don't want to post... Just that I've got a crazy schedule this time around, plus trying to finally decide on something. There's one piece that I want to include in the last chapter, but until/unless I decide that last little detail...
    *Sigh. Will definitely post when it's ready, just sorting through some other errands in my own little world though.
  11. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Hey guys... Er, or perhaps, gals.
    Need some help from the ushy-gushy clique, namely Catherine and/or Leyla.
    Curious mind you... Just how would a normal doll's clothes differ from a cupie doll's clothes?
    More to the point, what would make up a cupie doll's standard wardrobe? Would help with the major chunk, or one of them, for the possibily last chapter.
    Hope to hear from you soon, since I'd like to get this finished and posted before the Vegas show's over.
  12. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    Always looking forward to more of this story, Ed!
  13. Ruahnna

    Ruahnna Well-Known Member

    Baby doll

    Cupie dolls were usually baby-style dolls, and before it sounds like I just stated the very obvious, hang with me a minute. Since they are "baby" dolls, they generally have bigger heads and rounder tummies than more grown up dolls. Little girl dolls, like American Girl, for example, have slimmer torsos and are generally less chubbie. (Buy the time we get to Barbies, we're flat-out in fantasy land, so never mind them.) It's very hard, therefore, to get an American Girl dress on a baby doll because the doll has a fatter waist than the dress. So, generally speaking, a cupie doll probably wouldn't be able to wear a dress with much of a waist--which usually means less adult-looking clothes. I hope that helps--not sure if it did or not! (Feel free to PM me, dear.)
    (Now--I'll try to say this without getting shot by my current roomie, but if you use American Girl patterns for a certain glamourous diva of the porcine persuasion, you may have the same trouble around the waist. You might want to plan to do an early fitting. It's okay though--just more to love!)

    As for finishing your story before the Vegas show is over, I think you might be safe there--but I'm a-tryin' to get done! If you're a-coming to Vegas, I've got a place for you in the story! Hey--gives me an idea for the dorms....
  14. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Actually... It does sort of help, but for something else.
    For now, I'm concentrating on what we discussed last night, will send it off to Leyla to see if she can help also.
    Course I'd like to come there, didn't I say so in my replies when you first asked us?
    And I hope that we can tie this little loophole I'm planning to leave open so both stories/characters can sort of cross over.

    Story coming, have to finesse some details.
  15. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    Story cross-overs? Oh man...now I REALLY need to catch up with the reading!
  16. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Yes you do my friend Bryan... Hope to work on this one tomorrow, there'll be a few intteruptions on the home front... We'll see what happens.
  17. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Quick question... Rully want to post the next/final chapter. But to do that, I'm waiting on a couple of gals' help with some costuming advice I sent them.
    Which leads to my query: Should I wait till getting the assist needed to post the chapter in its entirety? Or should I break it up into two halves and post part now, the rest at a later date?
    Well, I'm sure you'll LMK. Especially the ones who I've PM'ed.
  18. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Well, if you posted one part now and then the other part later there'd be TWO more chapters of this wonderful story for us to enjoy. But that's just my opinion. :)
  19. Java

    Java Active Member

    I agree. Two parts is fine.
  20. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Well... Thanks guys, here it is. Hope I gain the approval of Cath's clique.

    Chapter 30, (Part 1).

    The Count's castle was now bereft of merriment furnished by its multitude of guests. The doors locked eerily chilled air mingling with the faintest traces of holiday happiness behind their grim facades. Its master departed in his signature Countmobile, his good friend in the passenger seat and the Christmas Toy characters fully alive and conscious in the back seats. The Muppets took to the road or waterway, or even a subway station concealed within one of the grounds' crypts. Most of the Hensonville folks split up amongst their individual charges, the bulk of the Sesame Street group opting to ride the subway until their stop at Nelson Square.

    As is mostly usual with this band of performers, they broke into song as they reached their final destination of Hensonville. Additionally, that old invisible camera returned once more, giving the viewer glimpses of each family member harmonizing their lines making the melody that much more memorable.
    Bob: I believe in miracles.
    Felicia: And I can tell you why.
    Gabriela: Once a year the street I live on.
    Miles: Sparkles like the sky.
    Big Bird: All hung with lights for Christmas.
    Zoot: Twinkling ev'rywhere.
    Cantus: The world turns bright for Christmas.
    Scooter and Sara: And if that isn't a true blue miracle.
    Skeeter and Clifford: I don't know what one is.

    Down at Nelson Square Station...
    Luis: I believe in miracles.
    Emmett Otter: I know because I've seen.
    Bear: Once a year the place I walk.
    Pip and Pop: Is filled with trees of green.
    Emily Bear: And pine cone smells of Christmas.
    Mokey: Floating thru the air.
    Red: To jingle bells of Christmas.
    Floyd and Janice: And if that isn't a true blue miracle.
    Uncle Deadly and Auntie Eleanor: I don't know what one is.

    Diana: But the greatest wonder of them all.
    Christy: Is not what's happening around you, it's the way.. You start to be.
    Susan: Yes the greatest wonder of them all.
    Gordon: Is how your heart is filled with love.
    Doc: You start to light up like a Christmas tree.

    Bert and Ernie: Feelings feel so wonderful.
    Gobo: You have to let them show.
    Kyle: Maybe that's why ev'ryone.
    Count: Begins to get a glow.
    Fozzie: And fill their hearts with Christmas.
    Lady Fughetta: Spirit they can share.
    Alan: That's the best part of Christmas.
    Rowlf and Wanda: And if that isn't a true blue miracle.
    Kermit and Piggy: I don't know what one is.
    Mostly everybody save one batty traveler, softly harmonizing: And if that isn't a true blue miracle.
    I don't know what one is.
    Bryan: And if that isn't a true blue miracle.
    I don't know what one is.

    The scene then shifted to a shrouded pair of eyes noticing from the clandestine confines of a second floor secret observatory, his friends returning back home where they belonged, the smell of freshly brewed coffee permeating his lone smiling presence. Yup, the Muppets were definitely back in town.
    This grand arrival caught the attention of a tall beautiful woman clad only in white, her flowing robes set apart from the half-melted slushlike snow by its resplendent shining aura.
    "Well... My husband already delivered his gift. It's time for me to bestow mine."
    This beacon of purity materialized within the blackened toy castle, breathing a sort of magical life into the place. She was doing the same to something over in the corner, though it would only awaken when released from its slumber.

    "No, don't worry about me... I'll meet you guys later." Ed told his roommate as he was dropped off at his familiar haunt.
    The Count merely took off, glad his friend would be all right by himself.
    Uncle Deadly and Auntie Eleanor hastened to the sanctuary of the theater, unaccustomed to entering through the main doors along with the rest of the troop for once. Pops handed Kermit the keys, the frog glad that noone had broken in while they were gone.
    Grover sallied forth to deliver the Christmas Toys to their new home... St. Lovelady Hospital, where they would make many children happy, a place they could brighten up with their laughter and joy.
    The Muppets dispersed throughout town, looking at all the shops and landmarks.
    Big Bird and Bryan stopped off at the Hensonville Hooper's Store, along with some of the Sesame Street residents.
    "Ooh! They have a Jull's Pizza Place here too?!"
    "Yeah Mag, the franchise's really branched out from its roots back at the swamps of Leland."
    Most of the group kept touring through the hamlet, fascinated with every little thing.

    Edward was alone by himself inside the confines of his castillated coffin, reading up on some computer mail he had received over the Christmas brake. He hadn't even noticed...
    "Hey Ed... Ya' gonna open that ting?" asked the leader of the rat pack.
    "Huh? What do you mean Rizzo?"
    "Tat huge present over there in da corner."
    Ed walked over to his shop's main office's far side, finding an enormous present wrapped and resting upon the wall.
    "Yeah... Thanks Riz." he said before being left alone once again.
    "Wonder what's inside..." he mumbled, touching the bright candy apple red ribbon lacing the box's top cover.
    As soon as the ribbon had been fingered, the seal broke and the box started working on its own unveiling under its own magical power. The bow and ribbon fell to the ground, the paper unfurled, and the boxtop swung open mounted upon invisible hinges. Ed soon found out why this particular parcel extended from the office's floor to its ceiling. It just so happened that there was a lovely vision hidden within the loving folds of the package, a walking talking doll. She was more or less the same height as the toy shop's owner, about five and a half feet tall. She had fair beige skin,
    her hair a shimmering blonde. Her eyes, two light chocolate brown eyes, twinkled as newly visible misty stars in the morning sky. She was definitely human. Her clothing was simple, mostly of a fluid yellow-brownish color, not unsimilar to finely grainy dust. She wore a sleeveless vestlike shirt, bordered by two clear yellow poofy rings around the armsockets of her frilly frock. Two small clear yellow poofy bands bound her wrists. Her pleated skirt, made of the main yellow-brownish fabric, surpassed her waistline reaching down to just above her shapely thighs. The lower portion of her legs were cased in lighter browned legwarmers, complimented by a pair of lighter yellow-brown slipper shoes upon her feet. Ed was unsure what he should do, he knew there was someone there in the office with him, of the female persuasion, but his batty eyes kept him in the dark for the moment.
    "Hello, my name is Autumn" the doll said in what would be her normal sweet speaking voice. Not as motherly as that woman of white or her daughter, yet it was a pleasant voice nevertheless.
    "Um... My name's... Eduardo... But you can call me Edward or Ed" the man stumbled, his speech a bit shaky due to her presence. "Y-You're... Mine?" he dared to ask her.
    "Well... If you'll have me, but I should warn you... You're going to have to make me choose to be yours" she said demurely.
    The toymaster felt her smooth skin on his, her hand slowly creeping up his own arm. He could feel her own special scent eminating from her skin, noting the rhythm of her breathing as her chest bobbed up and down near his own well-clad body.
    "For now... Why don't we just enjoy the moment with a kiss." spoke the doll, softly yet audible enough to Ed's ears.
    She toppled him downwards, playfully yet carefully, her legs now wrapping closely, as the two reveled in that glory of one's first true kiss. Thankfully, noone could see this from outside, the thick cover concealing the store's bay window display firmly shut, affording the new couple some privacy for their first intimate encounter.

    "Come on Grover! Bet you can't jump this one!" Ernie called to his furry friend.
    Some of the Muppets had wandered into the Muppet Amphitheater located on Brian's Block. The arena held a frozen ice rink, perfect for skaters passing around whizzing pucks flying over their heads at incredible speeds. There were no vestages of that Canadian sport however, as the gang was having some fun, up to their old ice-skating tricks.
    "Ah, vhat fun! I get to count the barrels, and the skaters too!"
    "Ernie... Are you sure you want to do this?"
    "Come on Bert... We've done this sort of stuff before."
    "Oh boy... Me love jumping barrels!"
    The antics subsided and the Muppets grabbed on to one another forming a human or furry chain... Bert and Ernie at the head of this line, directed traffic which wasn't easy with the others clinging on to them. Cookie, Herry, The Count, Big Bird, Elmo, Prairie, and Telly followed... The last link gliding up off of the ice, zooming into the air tethered by the pink/purplish furry hand he held.
    "Whooooooaaaaa!" Grover proclaimed, almost soaring to the rafters in his cute little green snowsuit.
    "Sure is nice to see them having fun" Kyle replied, before him and the others from town got embroiled in a good-natured snowball fight. Snowballs came from every direction, pelting the players indiscriminantly.
    "Lisa, on your left!" Ryan shouted.
    "Left?" the young Jewish girl responded.
    "No left!"
    "No, left!"
    "March, May!" Beth hollered trying to avoid her from getting ploughed by the incoming orb.
    Twas no use, almost all of them were having too much fun to heed silly coded commands.
    "Good thing Jim opened up the coffee house today" commented Christy.
    "Yeah, plenty of coffee and hot chocolate to warm us down after that pitch battle" answered Sadie.
    The whole gang headed off to have some light lunch at Everybody Eats, others opting to get a salad at Jull's Pizza place instead.

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