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Maybe Less of a Mystery

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction' started by fictionalnice, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. fictionalnice

    fictionalnice Active Member

    Authors Note: This is my very first fanfiction ever! I’ve had this rattling around in my head for a while now and it is time it is released. Please note this takes place after “Muppets in Space” and I did make a few changes, but they were all on purpose. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this as much as I do writing it, and I tried hard to keep the characters well in character, but they still may seem a bit OOC. Well, moving on, updates will be regular! Oh, and please use constructive criticism, enjoy! J


    Disclaimer: I OWN NOTHING!!!! All of this is purely for entertainment and absolutely not created for profit, all characters, themes and every affiliation to do with the Muppets belong purely to its rightful owners. Again I own nothing and make no profit off of any of this, and never intend to!!!! I do not claim any of this at all!!!!



    Chapter #1


    “I’m sorry we didn’t believe you Gonzo.” Kermit commented as they climbed off of the bus along with Fozzie, Miss Piggy, Pepe, Rizzo and Animal. Gonzo was too happy to think twice about it, but every one of his friends were all mumbling him embarrassed apologies. Gonzo grabbed animal’s chain from Kermit, who was having trouble holding on to the screaming animal who kept repeating “Gonzo! Gonzo!” “Oh, that’s ok guys. It did sound crazy, but no matter what happens my family is here.” Rizzo rolled his eyes “Shesh! Enough with this sappy stuff, everything is fine ok! Let’s go eat I’m starving!” With that said he ran off inside. Kermit nodded “He’s right it is early, but I meant what I said gonzo, your distinct.”


    It was indeed early the sun had begun to rise, soon everyone began to run off toward their house all thinking of the many things they wanted to do. Fozzie ran off to take a nap after he said “Ah, well, that’s that, time for bed.” Miss Piggy ran off complaining of a beauty routine she had to do, Pepe went off with Rizzo saying “I’m Hungry to ok.” Which left Kermit and Gonzo; they both walked up the path to the house slowly, not in much of a hurry.


    “Why don’t you get some rest Gonzo? You’ve had quite the adventure.” Gonzo nodded in agreement having trouble controlling Animal, who was now pulling on his chain with great force. Lack of sleep was not good for Animal, he was always more difficult when he hasn’t slept.


    “WOMAN!!!” Animal grunted as he spotted a very curvy woman jogging down the side walk, with headphones in. “ANIMAL NO!” Gonzo and Kermit shouted in unison as Animal pulled Gonzo off his feet making a b line for the woman.


    Gonzo tried to hold on but he wasn’t strong enough to keep hold, Kermit ran over to Gonzo, who was sliding across the lawn on his stomach shouting “WHOA!!! STOP!!!” and dove down grabbing his legs trying to help pull Animal back “WOMAN! WOMAN!! WOMAN!!! WOMAN!!!!” But, even with both their efforts the chain snapped…


  2. fictionalnice

    fictionalnice Active Member

    If anyone likes this project of mine, please tell me...it will help with my nervousness on posting my idea. I'll post more if anyone likes it.
  3. muppetfan24/7

    muppetfan24/7 Well-Known Member

    Wow! I loved the action and oh-no the creature is lose. (Gasps)! They are going to find Ammal. This is great! Keep writing, fictionalnice! Thanks!
  4. fictionalnice

    fictionalnice Active Member

    OMG! Thank you so much! I really appreciate your opinion! here's the rest of Ch. 1, i hope you like it...
    Oh and by the way this story kinda revolves around animal and his past, I'll post a summary.
  5. fictionalnice

    fictionalnice Active Member

    Floyd Pepper, and the rest of the electric mayhem, where currently sitting in the living room watching a very anxious Floyd as he paced the living room floor, “Where could he be, man? I knew we never should have left him here!” Dr. Teeth shared a nervous look with Zoot, and Janice before he said in a calming tone “I’m sure he’s fine, our little green buddy Kermit is with animal, Gonzo is probably just having a lot of fun with his reunion.”


    Janice nodded in agreement “For Sure, like yeah, Kermit is very like responsible.” Zoot nodded “Yeah.” It had been hard enough to convince over protective Floyd to leave Animal in the care of Kermit, they couldn’t take Animal with them when they went out of town a while ago. You see they had an interview in a few towns over for a new gig, and the four of them left a day or so ago to go check it out.


    They would have taken animal but Floyd didn’t want to risk bringing animal into a chaotic environment, and he always lost it in all the excitement. Besides, Floyd wanted to buy him a present for his birthday on the way home.


    When they finally arrived home at two in the morning to find Kermit, Fozzie, Miss Piggy, Pepe, Rizzo and Animal gone, they were all sure Floyd would lose it as well he was a very laid back, nice, lack of a better term cool guy, and a bit sarcastic, but he also had a totally different side to him. He was very protective, loving, motherly, and practically animals keeper. Most people did not see this side of him, he never acted like that a lot, and especially not around his friends. But every now and then he had one of his moments where he grew very worried and protective of animal. No one usually saw any of that, no one but his friends, the Electric Mayhem that is.


    Floyd had a good feeling where he was, when they turned on the TV on every channel was a documentary staring piggy, showing Gonzo’s alien family landing at cape doom. None of them where all that shocked, it actually made a lot of sense. But the group couldn’t help but feel left out, since they didn’t get to see the wondrous moment for themselves, either way they couldn’t go up there to meet them, Kermit took their bus, and since they had an escort up to the interview they had no real transportation, so they had to just sit around and wait.

    Floyd was already not very happy, just the other day animal had bit a house painter. And Floyd was terrified if animal did something else like this then he would get taken away and maybe even put down. It wasn’t exactly animals fault, it all happened yesterday.

    The electric mayhem had agreed to fill in for gonzo, who looked rather unhappy. They naturally agreed not to question him about it and accepted to fill in for him. The group was currently getting dressed for the barmitzfa, well almost everyone. “Floyd! We are outta here and gone in a small amount of time! You should dress your fine self to suit this gig, and fast!” Dr. Teeth shouted over his shoulder as he stood at the large mirror on the wall of their studio, straightening his tie.


    Janice was tucking her blond hair into a hair net; she was planning on putting on a black wig to match her outfit, zoot was already dressed and was packing up the equipment they would need. But Floyd was only half dressed, his white shirt UN tucked, unbuttoned. His black tie not even tied yet, it merely hung around his neck, his vest and black jacket lay on a chair, and he didn’t even have his shoes on yet.


    Floyd had been busy trying to help a finicky, energized Animal into his own suit. “I know man, I know, I am just trying to get our wild fuzzy here dressed!” Floyd said to Dr. Teeth as he buttoned up the last button of Animals shirt. Dr. Teeth placed a black, furry top hat on his head and walked over to Floyd to help him with animal


    “Everyone is giftwrapped and ready for sending, let me finish with our drummer boy while you lay some spit and polish on yourself.” Floyd was trying and failing to get animals arms through his vest and coat. His hair was uncombed and he looked irritated, with a sigh Floyd looked around the room at his friends and then at himself, “alright man, alright, try to handle the wild child with much care. I really have to talk to chef about what he feeds our already hipped up animal.”


    Dr. Teeth laughed as he Floyd began to make himself decent, he had some trouble getting animal dressed but he managed to accomplish the task with much influence by beef jerky.

    “This is going to be so totally, like, awesome!” Janice commented as the electric mayhem, walked across the lawn, caring cases for their instruments in hand.


    Animal walked behind them pushing the canon they were going to use. “This will be a great moment to dive into Zoot’s roots.” Dr. Teeth rhymed with a laugh, Floyd agreed with the same laughter “Yeah man, and I can’t wait to blow animal out of this canon!” Animal was actually looking forward to it, he saw Gonzo do it so much and often got very excited when he did.


    Dr. Teeth opened the door to the bus and commented “By the looks of it, he can’t contain himself either.” Just before they could climb in a van pulled up in front of the house with wording on the side that read ‘James Painting Services’ and a very familiar man climbed out, he was tall with black hair, and a goatee. He looked as though he had gained weight and had begun to bald. He was also badly scared from a bad accident.


    Floyd felt the bottom drop out of his stomach at the sight of the man he hated so much, the rest of the electric mayhem stepped closer to Floyd in moral support, animal did something no one had ever seen him do, ever. His eyes grew wide and he swiftly hid behind Floyd.


    A second man stepped out of the truck; he was younger and had blond hair, with a very professional look to him. James took one glance at the electric mayhem and scowled. Floyd took in a deep breath shared looks with his friends and walked over to face him.


    “You must be our house painters.” Floyd spoke trying to sound as though he wasn’t filled with anger and hatred. Animal peered over Floyds shoulder, “Yes, I’m here to…” James paused and grit his teeth, “Paint the house.” James replied looking as though he was trying to contain his anger. No one spoke for a few moments, Floyd and James just glared at each other. Dr. Teeth smiled and sneered sarcastically “You look good man!” at that comment the electric mayhem began to laugh, James frowned fisting his hands “funny, you are all the same wanna be beatniks you were all that time ago.”


    The group stopped suddenly at his insult Animal growled at him as he placed a finger underneath Floyds chin, “especially you, you pompous little ****!” Floyd just smiled; animal stepped around Floyd slowly, still growling. “That’s a good one, did you practice that when you’re sorry can was hauled off to the slammer?”


    James grit his teeth and punched Floyd right in the face, as soon as he did this the electric mayhem began to shout protest’s at him. Floyd fell backward, but was caught by Dr. Teeth, who was swearing up a storm. Animal on the other hand lost it, he screamed “BAD MAN!!! KILL!!!” and jumped James, who screamed in fear fighting animal off, but animal bit his hand hard causing James to scream, and his friend ran over to help.


    “Get him off me!! Get him off!!!” Floyd pushed himself up using Dr. Teeth’s shoulder, among all the mayhem and shouting Floyd snapped a command at animal “Animal! Back!” Animal obeyed but halfheartedly, James friend helped by prying him off James and throwing him to the ground. The painters jumped in their van and prepared to drive off. Animal laughing, it was so chaotic, exciting and such a rush to him; the next thing the group knew Kermit was running outside shouting “wait guys wait! He didn’t mean it! He’s just a musician!” animal laughed “MUSICIAN! MUSICIAN!!”


    It wasn’t Animals fault, but that didn’t stop Floyd from being upset, not at animal. But at that horrible man James, animal was just trying to protect Floyd. The whole situation was complicated and awkward anyway.
  6. fictionalnice

    fictionalnice Active Member

    Late summary: When Kermit begins to ask questions, the electric mayhem are more then happy to oblige, and maybe after all this is done...animal will finally be less of a mystery.
  7. muppetfan24/7

    muppetfan24/7 Well-Known Member

    Animal's recognized quote, "BAD MAN!" was from TMTM. I wonder why they took that funny line out when they re-aired the third Muppet movie on television. Aminal did tried to attack the tough producer of New York, but it did turn to a hilarious chaos. Whoo-hoo-hoo! I know that sounds terrible, but it is funny to me.
  8. fictionalnice

    fictionalnice Active Member

    Very true, i thought it was funny also.
    Should I keep writing?
  9. muppetfan24/7

    muppetfan24/7 Well-Known Member

    Yes, keep writing and keep watching and listening to Muppet-related stuff. You will never know what you might come up with.
  10. fictionalnice

    fictionalnice Active Member

    Thanks, I will! And I love the muppets! I grew up with them, anyway, I'm glad to get this idea out of my head, and even more happy someone likes it! :) :halo:
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    LeahXZoot4Evur Well-Known Member

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    LeahXZoot4Evur Well-Known Member

  13. fictionalnice

    fictionalnice Active Member

    Thank you all so much for liking my tribute story!
  14. fictionalnice

    fictionalnice Active Member

    Chapter #2

    ‘We have been friends for years; Floyd, Janice, Zoot and me. We grew up together, even went to the same daycare center. That’s where we met at daycare; except for animal we didn’t know him just yet. But our mothers were friends all through their high school years and made sure we grew up just as close as they had been.
    And how right they were, we became inseparable. Sure, we all had tragic things and deaths in our individual families, but our closeness was always strong enough to get us through everything. Floyd’s mom dying, Zoot’s mother leaving him with his father and never coming back, and my own father who died as well, but we always had each other.
    The years past and we stayed the best of friends, soon we grew a taste and lust for our beloved instruments. Before we knew it, it was the summer before high school and we had no idea how much the road of life had in store for us.’

    A much younger Dr. Teeth walked down the sidewalk with his friends. He was thinner, and wore a bright red furry vest, with a blue and green stripped shirt underneath, blue jeans, boots, and not as much jewelry as he wore as an adult except for a gold chain around his neck, no gold tooth, and a purple not very floppy hat on his head.
    Janice’s blond hair was tied back in a ponytail; she wore a pink spaghetti strap crop top, blue shorts and white sandals. Zoot wore the same black sunglasses and blue hat; he also wore a gold short sleeved shirt and black pants with black sandles he also had a full head of curly blue hair that fell in front of his eyes.
    Floyd wore his green army hat, a white t-shirt that showed clearly underneath an unbuttoned plaid shirt, blue jeans, and boots; he didn’t have a mustache and his red hair wasn’t as long, but it almost reached his shoulders. It was a hot August morning, and the group was trying to decide what to do with their time.

    “Well, we like have to try to earn some money.” Said Janice in frustration “We’ve tried but no one is hiring.” Zoot replied, Dr. Teeth agreed with a sigh “Besides the total cost of all the instruments we want would be about…uh…a lota smackers.” Floyd kicked a rock “Yeah, and unless we get onto ‘let’s make a deal’ I think the chances of getting what we want are slim.” “Well then, like, what are we going to do?” Janice complained “I want that guitar.”
    Dr. Teeth stopped in his tracks a poster taped to a telephone pole caught his attention “How about the county fair?” Floyd cocked an eyebrow “How would that help us?” “It won’t, but only in the case of our boredom will it help.” Dr. Teeth smiled a perfect smile of bright white, straight teeth “What do you say?”
    “When is it?” Floyd tore the flier off of the telephone pole and read it out loud “it started yesterday and is in town every day for the next week. There are Rides, games, compitions, and great food and entertainment.” Janice smiled as Dr. Teeth took the flier from Floyd and smiled showing off his new perfectly straight and white sparkling large teeth, he had just gotten his big bulky unappealing braces off last week and had been ecstatic that they were finally gone and now had a bad habit of showing off his gleaming teeth “Like wow, let’s do it!” Dr. Teeth nodded in agreement pocketing the flier, “All right!!” Deciding they would go to the fair, they took off, since it wasn’t but a few blocks away they walked, unsure of what to expect.
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  15. muppetfan24/7

    muppetfan24/7 Well-Known Member

    Great job, fictionalnice! What's your real name, eh?
    BTW: I love this!!!!! Keep going, pleaseeeeee?
  16. fictionalnice

    fictionalnice Active Member

    My real name is Elaine, and I am so glad people like this! I have like, twenty chapters written. It is insane long, and I tried to post it on Fanfiction.net, but it is getting totaly ignored. So i tried here, and am thrilled by the great response, and here's the rest of the chapter! i love this website, anyway, whats your name?
  17. muppetfan24/7

    muppetfan24/7 Well-Known Member

    Here's an easy thing thing to do. Post it here on muppet central and post reply. It should not be too hard.
  18. fictionalnice

    fictionalnice Active Member

    The fair was wonderful, there were booths of every kind, some for food, some for drinks, some trying to sell stuff, plenty of games, and plenty judging contests, vegetable contest, pie baking contests, farm animal contest, eating compitions, stained glass contests, and lots more.
    There were plenty of rides to, bumper cars, Farris wheels, horseback riding and more. All of this outlined the main attraction, which was in the center of the fair. It was a giant red and white striped tent, “Like wow.” Janice gasped in amazement at all the bright lights and colors. Dr. Teeth smiled licking his teeth “Ha-ha, this could work.” “Ya got that right, man.” Floyd agreed, as they began to walk around taking in all the sights.
    “What should we do first?” Zoot asked pushing his sunglasses up his nose. “I say we pick up our pace and check out all the hub-bub at the tent.” Everyone agreed with this and they walked over to the large group of people entering the tent. Apparently the group had gotten their just in time to see the next show. After they bought their ticket for the show, the group entered the circular tent and took a seat in the first row.
    “Wonder what we’re going to see.” Floyd commented, as more people began to fill up the seat’s, Janice flipped her hair with one hand “like I don’t know, maybe musicians or like a dog show.” Dr. Teeth held up a pamphlet the woman at the ticket booth gave him “I managed to snatch myself this is you want to take a look at it.” Floyd took it from him and read it out loud “For the next week, you will be able to see the five greatest acts this side of town has ever seen! See for yourself Olga and her prancing pony’s, the amazing Freiberg’s, Dave and his furry crusade, Elizabeth and the Bethites, and our most popular act James the tamer of all.”
    Janice took it from Floyd as he said “It’s got a list of all the showings.” “Weird names if you ask me.” Commented Zoot, who was looking apprehensive about coming here, Janice, agreed passing the thick pamphlet back to Dr. Teeth “For sure.” Dr. Teeth pointed to the stage in the center of the tent “Looks like its starting.”
    A tall broad shouldered man, with long red hair tied back in a ponytail; he wore a bright red suit and smiled as the crowd grew silent “Hello one and all! We have quite the show for you today! A show full of people of all sorts of talents! Up first is Olga and her prancing ponies!” The crowd clapped wildly as a young woman in a purple leotard came out riding on a white, black spotted horse three others surrounding her.
    The group shared a look knew they were all thinking the same thing “Why did we decide to come here?” The woman gracefully stood up on her horse, stretched her arms out and lifted her left leg so that she stood on one leg as her horse ran around the stage. The audience gasped as the woman leaned forward and placed her hands on the horses’ broad back then did a perfect hand stand. Dr. Teeth groaned and leaned over to whisper in Floyds ear “This was is and will always be, ridiculous.”
    Floyd covered his mouth trying not to laugh out loud, Dr. Teeth didn’t seem to care who saw him laughing as the woman continued to bend and flip and do amazing yoga type moves on her horse. Janice leaned over a little and whispered “Like, she isn’t, like, that bad.” Zoot nodded in silence as the woman jumped from one horse to the next perfectly, causing the audience to gasp and applaud loudly. She continued to show off her talent with moves like this, and even had her horses jump over one another. When she was finally finished she took a bow as the audience exploded with applause, then left the stage.

    The amazing Freiberg’s turned out to be trapeze artists, which wasn’t very entertaining as Dr. Teeth pointed out “The only thing this will do for you is give one premature heart failure.” David and his furry crusade was nothing more than some forty year old man with a bunch of mixed breed dogs running around the stage ordering them around having them performing neat tricks, Zoot commented that anybody can train a dog.
    He was right but the closing bit were Dave had his dogs doing a strange rendition of the conga was a little entertaining. What annoyed the group the most so far was Elizabeth and the Bethites, who where a band that attempted to add a little kick to some of the world’s greatest songs and failed badly. The worst thing was that everyone thought they were wonderful except Dr. Teeth, Zoot, Janice and Floyd who practically threw up in the bag of popcorn they were sharing as they kept complaining about everything the band did wrong.
    “I can’t believe he doesn’t know how to properly play that beautiful saxophone.” Zoot complained accidently throwing the popcorn he had in his hands onto the sticky floor, “For sure.” Janice agreed, “Man, this is painful!” Floyd whined as the announcer stepped back onto the stage “You got that right baby.” Dr. Teeth moaned in irritation, popping a piece of popcorn into his mouth, “And now what you’ve all been waiting for! Tonight’s main attraction! The reason all you showed up here tonight! James the tamer of all!” At these simple words the audience who obviously have seen this act before lost it in ear splitting applause.
    “This better be worth my time.” Said Zoot as he spat a hull onto the ground, “And my money.” Added Dr. Teeth, as the announcer stepped off the stage. A tall man, with slicked back jet black hair, a well groomed goatee, and a strict disposition, wearing a lion tamers suit and holding a medical like black leather bag appeared on the stage a couple more men followed holding a square metal box with a dark bared window on the side.
    The Men Set the Metal Box down a few feet from the tamer and exited the stage. The tamer known as James cleared his throat and instantly the applause died down, “Ladies and Gentleman, Tonight I shall show you one of the world’s most horrible and most terrifying creatures the world has ever seen, I must ask you not to scream and not to make any sudden moves. It might and will provoke it.
    This creature is strange, no one has ever seen anything like it before but I have been trying my best to tame this wild beast.” James sat his bag on the ground, opened it and pulled out a short pole with a retractable lasso on the end. He pulled the pole to cause it to grow in length, and took a few cautious steps toward the metal box and warned “As I said earlier I must ask you not to scream, try your best to keep perfectly silent.” At this point the group was very interested in the finale Janice whispered in fascination “Like, what do you think is like in there?” Floyd whispered back with a shrug “I don’t know.” James the tamer unlatched the hook and slowly opened the door.
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  19. fictionalnice

    fictionalnice Active Member

    thanks for the advice! i will do it sections.:halo:
  20. fictionalnice

    fictionalnice Active Member

    Chapter #3


    The thick metal door fell to the floor with a thud and low growl could easily be heard from within. James took his poll and barked jabbing the creature within “Back! BACK! You horrible creature! Back!” The tamer was suddenly pulled forward with a great lurch, but he quickly navigated the lasso around the creature’s neck and pulled himself back using as much force as he could muster and with one great pull the tamer forced the creature out of its cage and pushed it to the ground.
    Everyone in the audience couldn’t help but gasp at what they saw. “Holey!” “Good god!” “What is that!” Could be heard throughout the audience, Dr. Teeth stood up to get a better look, Janice gasped covering her mouth, while Zoot grew wide eyed. Floyd sat forward and craned his neck, for what they saw was a small, thin, boney, creature with razor sharp teeth, beady eyes, and long shaggy, untamed fur/hair wearing a raggedy old shirt and what looked like a beeping collar.
    What they were looking at was a young version of non-other than Animal himself.

    James unhooked animal from the lasso and sneered as Animal growled and got to his feet, “Stay!” quickly grabbing a few more items from his bag. One of them looked like a remote, the other two where a whip and a riding crop.
    Animal took a step back apparently knowing what was going to happen, he seemed tired and very defensive, for he growled even louder advancing on the tamer in pure rage. The audience was on the edge of their seats in more ways than one, as James cracked the whip in front of him and yelled “Back! Back BEAST!”
    Animal yelled in pain as the whip smacked him across the chest, Floyd gasped in horror as tamer did this. He couldn’t believe that this man who dared to call himself an animal trainer was doing something so awful, but he bit his tongue as his friends actually looked like they were enjoying this.

    The tamer then proceed to whip out his remote and took a few steps back before he ordered “Up!” Animal would not listen, as he took a few steps back, “Wrong answer.” James sneered and repeated this command but only this time he pressed the only button on the remote witch caused Animal to scream in pain as his collar shocked him, nevertheless he immediately did a perfect back flip.
    Floyd sent a pleading look at his group of friends who gasped and clapped along with the rest of the audience. He held up his hands in exasperation, he couldn’t believe that no one was doing anything! This poor creature did not deserve this type of treatment! No matter what, no one deserved that! And Floyd didn’t think he could take this anymore, it was so inhumane and cruel! He had to do something and soon.
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