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FanFic: Penguin With A Dream

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction' started by Princeton, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    He he, Ozzie Blair....that's so funny! It's even funnier when Fozzie steps off the plane and all the stuff falls out. Poor Mokey, she's kind of the heart of this whole story isn't she? But Lindy's right there supporting her, it's cute, it looks like they have a nice friendship. Ok, can't wait to read more!
  2. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Wow... Ozzie Blair... Fozzie Bear. You did it again, surprised me and made me like this story even more.
    Comedy prop debris, get out your umbrellas!
    Statler: Yeah, we don't want to be hit by an actual joke!

    Post more please!
  3. Princeton

    Princeton Well-Known Member

    Yeah, there's a reason for that. To begin with, Mokey is my favorite Fraggle ever and I wanted to isolate her and tell a "post-Rock" story because I've always wondered what happened to the Fraggle Five after the show ended. See, one of my favorite kinds of storylines is the comparison of the mundane versus the fantastic. In this case, it would be life in the Rock versus the human world. So, I chose to explore Mokey's "after" story.

    Secondly, Mokey was, to me, the heart of the FR series. She really grew as a character over those five years, and I like to think I went along for the ride with her.

    Lastly, I wanted to tap into real issues, and spousal abuse has always been a big issue with me. Mind you, I wanted to achieve it without being too graphic or too "un-Hensonlike", so the one thing I hope is that I'm handling this issue delicately.
  4. Princeton

    Princeton Well-Known Member

    I'm glad you liked that, Ed. I only hope I made the right choice as to who the pilot would be. I had it between Link (Hogthrob), Grover, or Fozzie, and ultimately my heart told me to pick Fozzie.:o
  5. Bill Bubble Guy

    Bill Bubble Guy Well-Known Member

    Well this is quite a unique sort of story Brian. Fantastic imaginative concept and great variety of well-beloved Henson characters and original characters of all kinds.

    I'm glad you didn't pick Grover. I do like him but I don't think he would have been the one to give the part justice. I think Link would have been an appropriately funny choice but it's definitely wonderful with Fozzie. :)
    Ozzie Blair. That is so clever.

    I look forward eagerly to reading more.:excited:
  6. Princeton

    Princeton Well-Known Member

    Part 11

    "You'll do fine, Fozzie. I arranged that you be buckled in good and tight on a tame horse. All you have to do lasso a calf by the neck, then get off your horse and tie three of the calf's legs together. It's simple as pie." said Chamberlain as Fozzie was sittting on his horse in his chute. Just then, the announcer started calling the riders' names. "Ooh, guess I better go. Good luck, Fozzie." added Chamberlain as he went back to his seat.

    "Howdy, y'all, and welcome to Tipton County's annual rodeo!" said the announcer. "First up, we have Fozzie Bear, riding... aw, poor fella, he got stuck with Skidboot! For the bear about to die, we salute him. Turn 'em loose!"

    And with that, Skidboot went a-bucking and a-galloping high in the air. He was jerking Fozzie around so much, Fozzie could barely twist his lasso. But luckily he was able to, and in one try, he roped that calf and mercifully jumped off of Skidboot.

    As he tied up the calf's legs, he said "Look, I'm sorry about this, buddy. It's just that my friends and I really need the car."

    "Hey, don't worry about it. By the way, my name's Lightning and I'll tell you how to get BOTH of us out of here alive. When I say 'go', jump as high as you can and prepare to land on my back. You understand?" asked Lightning.

    "I think so." said Fozzie, his voice shaking.

    "All right, one... two... three, GO!" yelled Lightning. Fozzie jumped as high as he could, while Lightning worked his little legs out of the rope knot. As Fozzie came down, he landed right on Lightning's back and the two of them busted through the arena's wall. They continued down the road as a big black car drove beside them. The driver side window rolled down as Mr. Lords reached out and tried to scratch Lightning with his ring.

    The ring came to be known as "Slasher", the sole way that Mr. Lords did in his victims. It had a sharp edge on it which Mr. Lords would dip in poison and scratch people (or in some cases, animals) with it. But in this case, "Slasher" failed as a brand new navy blue Dodge Nitro (the rodeo prize) hit Mr. Lords' car in the back, causing it to spin around and off the road.

    Chamberlain slowed the car down so Fozzie and Lightning could get in.

    "Who was that guy?" asked Fozzie.

    Everybody kept quiet until Mokey spoke up and said "That's Mr. Lords. And it's ME he's after."
  7. Bill Bubble Guy

    Bill Bubble Guy Well-Known Member

    Ooooooh. Poor Mokey.:concern:

    Murder by poison ring:eek:

    Oh what suspense. Please give us more.
  8. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Hey Brian... Sorry I didn't see this latest chapter, nor the added development from Part 10 that led to the rodeo. Rully liked it and thought it was just what we needed, a touch of funny normal action mixed with some gripping action towards the end.

    Sending this story to my sister, now please do us the favor of posting some more!
  9. Princeton

    Princeton Well-Known Member

    Part 12

    With Mr. Lords out of their way, Chamberlain, Mokey, Lindy, Fozzie, and Lightning continued on their journey. They made it as far as New Mexico when they decided to stretch their legs. Coincidentally, where they stopped was right near a farmer's market. Fozzie, Lindy, and Lightning just browsed but Chamberlain and Mokey each found a item that they really liked.

    For all the times that Chamberlain traveled to jungles, he never had the most important necessity: a sabre. And now he saw one. He realized that now that Mr. Lords was after Mokey, he needed it now more than ever. As he purchased the sabre, the peddler gave him a free gift: a vial from the Fount of Immortality. "Drink it," the peddler said, "and you'll never die".

    As for Mokey, back in the Rock, one of the Fraggles' only means of food were radishes from the Gorgs' garden. Not the tastiest of vegetables, but it was all they had. There in a stand at the market, Mokey saw a small wooden box with a latch on it. She tried to open it, but it was a strong latch. The peddler noticed she was struggling with it, so he walked over to Mokey and said "There's a trick to it. Luckily, you have the very tool on your necklace. Simply pick the latch with that. You probably think these are radishes, but you're only part right. They are flying radishes! All you need is one to get the job done. But use them wisely, my child." Mokey paid for them and cautiously walked back to the car.
  10. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Hee... This was a good chapter. Wonder what those flying radishes will accomplish.
    More please sir!
  11. Princeton

    Princeton Well-Known Member

    Part 13 (It gets a little gross here... and sad)

    With their new purchases in tow, the quintet decided to spend the night in Utah, see the sights the next day, and then straight to Beverly Hills for the talent show. While the rest of the gang settled in their trailer that they rented, Chamberlain went to the nearest convenience store to get a newspaper. Once there, he paid for his newspaper and was about to get in the car when he saw a familiar looking black car pull up beside him. Chamberlain, up to this point, had never seen Mr. Lords up close but he remembered what his car looked like. He just stayed put and ducked down in his seat as Mr. Lords walked into the store. When he walked out, he had a small bottle of cyanide and a container of lighter fluid. Before he got back in the car, he took a syringe out of his pocket, stuck it in the cyanide bottle, and injected it in his black eyeball. That was too much for Chamberlain as he quickly sped away back to the trailer.

    When Chamberlain returned to his friends, he relayed to them Mr. Lords' purchases and also a disturbing headline in the newspaper: "Cocaine Found In Bloodstream Of Texas Rodeo Horse". Fozzie said "Well, that would explain why he was so violent." Just then, a flash was seen outside the trailer's window and a smell of something burning filled the air. Then the inside started feeling warm to the gang. "Quick, evacuate!" yelled Chamberlain as he scooped everybody in his arms, grabbed his sabre and ran through the smoldering wall. He gathered everyone into the car when he heard a scared "moooo..." coming from the burning trailer.

    "Lightning! Chamberlain, you've gotta save him; save him like he saved me!" cried Fozzie.

    Chamberlain rushed in, battled his way through the fire with his sabre, and found Lightning, shaking on his little legs. "Help me, Chamberlain, please get me out." cried Lightning. Chamberlain scooped him up and screamed through the flames, "This is one piece of veal you're not getting, Lords!" He then ran with Lightning wailing in his arms back to the car.
  12. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Ooooooh! Scary stuff. But that's why this is a good story. Hope the gang makes it to the fan club talent show in one piece.
  13. Princeton

    Princeton Well-Known Member

    Part 14

    The next day, Chamberlain drove through Utah with a murderous look on his face. Why is Mr. Lords doing this to us, he thought. Lightning turned out to be fine, but Chamberlain still couldn't get the sound of his frightened mooing out of his head. "He's not getting away with this." he finally spoke up. "We're not giving up without a fight."

    "Chamberlain, listen to me: he'll kill you if you try to fight back. I can risk losing my friends from the Rock, I can even risk losing my own life, but I won't let him kill you. Don't you see it's me he wants? He's just trying to kill all of you to get to me." said Mokey.

    "But Mokey, don't you realize we want to take that risk? We're a team, and sometimes teams need to make sacrifices" said Chamberlain as he slowed down in front of a billboard. In big bold lettering it said "Come Compete In The Salt Lake National Stock Car Race, Brought To You By Lords Industries."

    "Chamberlain, what do I have to do to get you to snap out of this?" pleaded Mokey as Chamberlain strapped himself in his race car.

    "Absolutely nothing, my dear. I must do this." said Chamberlain as he put his helmet on and drove on to practice before the starting gun. Determined to stop this, Mokey thought and thought and thought of a way to foil this. Just then, Lindy walked up to her and with a mischevious smile on his face, he handed her the box of radishes and said "All you need is one to get the job done."

    Mokey snuck over to the opponent's car and discovered there was no driver; it was robotic! She pried open the hood and a spark shot out and ripped her sleeve open. Wincing in pain, she threw a radish in and ran away.

    A few minutes later, the starting gun fired and Chamberlain and the robot car took off. Chamberlain whipped around those tight turns with great ease, while the robot car sputtered and wheezed before finally exploding. The announcer said "And the winner is... Chamberlain Harrison!"
    After the arena cleared out, Mr. Lords and Jasper examined the robotic wreckage. Mr. Lords dug out a radish with a spark plug in it and fumed quietly, "Mokey."

    "But, Mr. Lords, they have that talent show tomorrow. What'll we do then?" asked Jasper.

    "What any respectable gentleman would do: let them have their fun... while they still can." replied Mr. Lords
  14. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Now why does this stock car race remind me f the early Herbie mvies? And a chilling end... Come on guys, make it to the talent show safely!
  15. Bill Bubble Guy

    Bill Bubble Guy Well-Known Member

    Amazing. And it makes me wonder what can of guy is this villain who can safely inject deadly cyanide into one of his eyes?
    The suspense and intrigue is just simply intensifying and I do hope they all survive and triumph in the end.
  16. Princeton

    Princeton Well-Known Member

    Ah, just wait and see, my friend. Just wait and see.
  17. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Wow...alot of chapters for me to get caught up on...but I will and I'll be back later to report more.
  18. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    So... Can we get an update, please?
  19. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Yes, please update, I'm all caught up now! It's so intense. I like the part with Mokey and the radishes. Anyway, please, more!
  20. Princeton

    Princeton Well-Known Member

    Part 15

    At long last, Chamberlain, Mokey, Lindy, Fozzie, and Lightning finally made it to the talent show! Lindy was properly registered and everyone except Mokey went backstage. Mokey seemed to be frozen in place as she saw who one of the ushers was. Of everything she had endured after leaving the Rock, of all the times Jasper had beaten her, of all the times she had locked herself in her bedroom while Lindy was outside her door consoling her, seeing him- HIM!- after long last, made everything seem worthwhile.

    "GOBO!" Mokey screamed. She ran straight towards him, picked him up and hugged him with all her might. "Oh, Gobo, I thought I'd never see you again! Oh, and of all the places for me to have run into you." They walked into the auditorium together and got all caught up. Meanwhile, Scoop was standing by the wings, communicating with someone via a walkie talkie.

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