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I plunged through the portal with my eyes screwed shut, braced to suffocate in the horrible void of space.

Instead, there was a vertiginous rush-- gravity!?-- and then I slammed into solid ground. For a second I held still, spread-eagled on the ground, half-certain I was dead or dying. My body hurt with every tiny movement. There was something soft, almost like carpet, pressing into my cheeks. It smelled clean and earthy, even through my overtaxed respirator filters.

I opened my eyes and stared at the grass fluttering at my eye level, greener than any I’d ever seen in real life. A surprised jolt went through me-- was I really dead after all? Was this nice grassy place the afterlife?

Two familiar boots stepped into my field of vision. I concluded with a small stab of disappointment that I was still alive after all.



“This doesn’t feel like the Moon,” I muttered to Captain’s boots. “You sure that door got the right address?”

“HOW WOULD YOU KNOW WHAT THE MOON FEELS LIKE?” Captain’s voice answered from above.

I tried to put a devastating retort together, citing historical lunar photos and the fact that the Moon lacks breathable atmosphere.



However, getting slam-dunked into the ground had really taken the fight out of me.

“THOUGHT SO!” Captain boomed when I didn’t respond. “SEE WHAT YOU GET FOR PUTTING YOUR TRUST IN THE MASS-MEDIAS!” Captain’s boots started to wander off through the grass.



“Hold up,” I protested as I forced myself to my feet. “I’m a comin’... “ I followed unsteadily after Captain, the bizarre, lush landscape spreading out before us tilting slightly. “What is this place? Are we in... Space Colorado?” Not my brightest suggestion, but I was possibly concussed, after all.

“IT’S MORE OF A SPACE TEXAS!” Captain replied cheerfully. I glanced around, worried by that comparison. Was I going to get shot at for trespassing?



After a few minutes of determined limping I caught up to Captain, who came to a halt with hands clasped behind zeer back, shoulders square and tall.

Together we stared at the alien landscape the doorway had dumped us into. Degraded metal platforms jutted up from the green grass. Beyond them, waterfalls cascaded thousands of feet down from a curved ceiling bristling with eroded, moss-covered mechanical structures. The arching structures around us had obviously been designed with skill, even artistry, but looking at them now I couldn’t tell what they actually were. Gates, maybe? It almost hurt my head to stare at them too long.

A weathered billboard hung from the metallic ceiling. “MAKE MOON GOOD AGAIN,” it demanded.



“BEHOLD LUNAR TRANSIT STATION ONE!” Captain suddenly announced right into my ear.

“I’m… beholding,” I said, waving zeer off. “But I have literally no idea what I’m looking at.”

“ZEE DOORWAYS TO DISTANT WORLDS BEYOND THE STARS, OF COURSE!”


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1st January 2017

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8 months ago #9589739        
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I will pay cash money for a "Make Moon Good Again" t-shirt.



8 months ago #9589201        
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Alright, so i'm a long, looonnng time reader (Only made this account now, like two minutes ago). I was probably in the eighth grade when I started reading this (i am now in my 2nd year of college), and back then there weren't any logs, every chapter was just random with some semblance of a story somewhere.

And i stopped reading. There weren't any updates whenever i returned and just thought it was discontinued. It's when pilot jumped on Snippy telling for touching captain's mug.

I am so glad to have returned for nostalgia's sake.

I basically spent all my time in class doing it (No worries there, I don't really pay attention in the first place) and OH MY GOD?!?! AMAZING! You guys even have a merch store now. I don't like the change of website much, sensitive eyes and all, but i can see how it helps with the font colours.

And everything makes sense! Like, I never understood the whole Lady Ambers and the overpriced coffee causing a flood but now i do. The first clue about the whole time travel thing going on with Snippy was in the cube chapter (Is it ever going to come back?) when it said that something clicked in the fourth dimension. I was like "Wait, is that why he can't connect? Because he's connected to the time stream or something?" Then i got so obsessed with finishing it just to find out.

I'm just very happy. Really happy. I also feel that very same feeling when you finish a series or a book that you were so entranced with, you don't know what to do next. I feel empty.

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9 months ago #9574026        
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I'm ready for Space Donald Trump.



Vashanaly

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8 months ago #9586456        
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Just finished the whole series. Honestly one of the best things I have ever read. New favorite thing in general.

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8 months ago #9586125        
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So there is a space Trump


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8 months ago #9582958        
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best webcomic

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Drewdler

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9 months ago #9575550        
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Happy new year everybody



9 months ago #9574308        
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Im crying of happyness i just woke up and this is beautiful to be the first thing i see of the new year



7 months ago #9593536        
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i've read about next chapter announcing 26 days ago.cmonn....addicted to the series;F



8 months ago #9585405        
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"More of a space Texas" indeed.

Speaking as a displaced native of the Great State, I've noticed that all of us make a pilgrimage back "home" at some point... those who go back and stay are crazy, those who never left are stupid... then you have the rest of my family, literally anywhere West of the Rockies that isn't Texas... Austin and Houston are the exceptions.



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