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ENTRY ___7a

I should never have agreed...


I should really have seen this one coming when Captain made me stand in line to "BUY TRAIN TICKETS", which turned out to have "TERMINAL STATION-ADVENTURE" and "BOARDING PLATFORM: NEGATIVE TWENTY AND FOUR QUARTERS" scribbled on them.

Sadly, I didn't suspect anything.

I pretended to stand in line. I pretended to buy tickets from the skeleton cashier with "CAPTANIA CREDITS". I pretended to pay the skeleton. I went along with the silly charade, and for a few minutes I smiled, because it made me feel like the world hadn't ended.

I boarded the train, listening calmly to Captain's nonsensical story about how he started World War III with a little "TEA ACCIDENT".

Yeah, right.
As if tea could be held responsible for the end of the world.

Just as I had made Captain a subtle suggestion that the train wasn't ever going to go anywhere, I felt a jolt. I would have signed this off as simple indigestion, but then another jolt came, and another, then the train started to move. Captain had actually accomplished something tangible!? My mild reeled as I grabbed onto the passenger handle with white knuckles.

"MAINTAIN MAXIMUM MUZZLE AWARENESS, MR SNIPPY!" Captain commanded as the train accelerated, shaking.

Glass windows cracked and shattered, tinkling. Pink plastic ceiling tiles peeled off and scattered about the train's interior. I wondered if the train would fall apart before it even got us anywhere.

"This is insane, we have to get off!" I cried, turning my head, looking for a way out, the way off. It was too late. My stomach suddenly lurched, as if gravity had let go. My feet lifted off the ground. We were flying? No, we were falling!
I saw the torn-out bridge supports flash by.

...I never liked to commute.

22nd January 2010

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9 months ago #9615941        



The subway in Mexico is actually more dangerous than this.


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2 years ago #9431435        



Captain started WWIII?!?!
Amazing! I want to know!

3 months ago #9684960        



Just wow!

6 months ago #9652454        



Well... That sounds like an adventure to me.


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7 months ago #9635629        



Anyone else noticed the pronoun inconsistency here? I wonder if it's purposefully done by Snippy who had somehow temporarily decided that Captain was a guy even with the previous issues with gendering them or if it was just a mistake by the author. Like, some characters have referred to the Captain with one gender or another but Snippy never does anywhere else that I've found.

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9 months ago #9617916        



"Twenty And Four Quarters"
Do I smell a Harry Potter reference?

3 years ago #9373100        



I woke up with feeling my head jerk in my helmet. I rose my head to look down at my open glove covered hands where it looked as if I was holding my face while I slept. Out the window everything look the same besides maybe some rubble that fell from a wall perhaps. Nothing seemed out of place. Maybe I was hoping for something to have actually happened. I sat in the back of the long train next to a broken window... ya that was there before... and the faded candy rappers under the seat in front of mine. I really wish perhaps that a bandit had come on to the train and had everyone hostage. I'D rise to the challenge or perhaps assist the man. Even if- mate screeched and a loud humming came from what seemed to be the trains engines! Engines!? Wait didn't this train use electricity? I wouldn't be one to know to be honest. I flew back as the train started to move forward at a steady pace. The sun blea check ed seating ripped like cotton candy as my weight fell on to it. I felt something hard press into my upper back making me almost almost start flailing in pain. I did though curse "salty biscuits" not because of me slamming into the cushionless wall behind me but defiantly because of something else. I stopped worrying about why I cursed randomly and focused on the front of the train. It was bending over the tracks shattered louder and louder with my cab getting closer to the end of the line also. There were still some cabs remaining so I want worried. 5. 4. 3... 2.. wow no! Time was shorting for me to decide on what I was going to do with this situation. I raised my left arm and swung it out the window as my body stuck to the seat. My head was bein gn pulled back still comically I bet with my face underneath my helmet Probaby stretching under neath. 1... I shook my head like a mad man shimmying up. Then with shoulders and legs. I felt pain in my lower back as I laid hung from the back window of the train on some glass shards. "Falalaaah! Sorry train!". The train fell with me flying up to the upper seem of the window being pushed down. And like a good ride where you free fall I felt my heart plummet out of my body.. here we goooo!

3 years ago #9339380        



@Jebadiah_Jackson Aaaaaactually, Snippy was right. It was coffee.

3 years ago #9289469        



I like trains

3 years ago #9271157        



I'm missing the art style from these older pages...

Best part of this page for me is that the US and USSR actually built trains like this during the Cold War.

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