Knockout at the Playground Blacktop

The lunch bell rang signaling high noon, but no one was heading to the cafeteria this day. Everyone brought a shack lunch so they were sure to watch the duel between Jeffery “Sheriff” Bunsen and the fastest towel at West Bayville Elementary School, Jimmy Kidd.

A few of the early arrivals got seats on the swings or the slides, some managed spots on the jungle gym or monkey bars; but for most, it was standing room only. The two took positions opposite of each other as a basketball rolled by.

Jimmy spat his gum into a tissue. “I’ve come a long way for this battle, Sheriff—Miss Lilly’s third grade classroom.”

“Anytime you’re ready,” said Jeffery.

The audience wasn’t too sure who to root for as their eyes darted back and forth. The two slingers twirled their weapons of choice. Jeffery went with the ‘93 beach towel while Jimmy preferred the Smith and McGuire dish towel—he claimed it created a louder snap. Once the towels were ready, the two stared each other down. The crowd went silent. The two duelers twitched waiting for the first to show signs of attack.

SNAP!

The crowd gasped. Who’d won?

The two slingers narrowed their eyes. Finally, Jimmy slowly raised his hand and touched the spot on his chest where Jeffery’s towel made contact. Jimmy gave Jeffery a respectful nod before saying, “Nice shot. Best two out of three?”

Jeffery twirled his towel. “You’re on.”

The crowd let out a cheer.


The D-Team

George always suspected that the other shoemakers didn’t like him; that’s why he was surprised when they hired shoemaking elves to help him in the upcoming contest. However, after seeing the D-List elves they paid for—they didn’t know the difference between a sole and a tongue—George was sure the others didn’t like him.


Fun Fact: Furryland (2)

Before settling on “Live the Adventure” as Furryland’s motto/tagline, the employees went through many ideas. Some of the scrapped ideas include:

  • “The least dangerous location in the Omniverse.”
  • “Our rides only look dangerous.”
  • “Phantasmic fun for the whole family.”
  • “We’re less evil than the other guys.”
  • “We’re not a monopoly!”
  • “Once you’re here you’ll never want to leave. And that’s not because we are located in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle.”
  • “We only tried world domination once.”

Fun Fact: Furryland (1)

Fun Fact: Furryland, since it stands for Fantastic Ultra-Real Rides Yahoo, was originally written as FURRYland. This idea was quickly scrapped as workers realized what a pain it was to write it in that style. Also, it looks weird.


Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Adventure. What More Could You Want?

The name is Joe Rover. Gamer. Writer. Superhero. With the help of my friends, I protect Megaton City from all sorts of villains whose only desire is chaos & destruction. 

The Mystery of Roanoke

The colony of Roanoke disappeared after finding and fiddling with a reality gate. The gate transported the people to another reality (CROATOAN, left by one of the “survivors,” is the coordinates of the world—unfortunately, they failed to write it correctly, so we don’t know if it’s CRO-AT-OAN, CR-OATO-AN, or one of a billion other combinations). This reality was one where humans had died out. According to legend, as the gate closed, one of the forest animals could be heard saying, “Humans. Well, there goes the neighborhood.”


Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Adventure. What More Could You Want?

The name is Joe Rover. Gamer. Writer. Superhero. With the help of my friends, I protect Megaton City from all sorts of villains whose only desire is chaos & destruction. 

A Brief History of Atlantis

It wasn’t completely the fault of the citizens of Atlantis that their flying city sunk. Monster hunters one day arrived and began sowing dissension among the people. Riots led to the destruction of the techno-magic engine that allowed the city to fly. The city crashed then sank into the sea. The phantasmic energy leak from the engines mutated the people into merfolk. The spill also mutated the nearby sea life into intelligent creatures and changed the water so that people could speak underwater and light fires.


Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Adventure. What More Could You Want?

The name is Joe Rover. Gamer. Writer. Superhero. With the help of my friends, I protect Megaton City from all sorts of villains whose only desire is chaos & destruction. 

A Brief History of the Sky Cities

The sky cities, such as Atlantis, El Dorado, Shangri-La, and many others, were floating cities powered by techno-magic engines powered by phantasmic energy. The phantasmic energy was fueled by the people’s community spirit. As long as the people were kind & supportive to each other, the city would continue to fly & prosper.


Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Adventure. What More Could You Want?

The name is Joe Rover. Gamer. Writer. Superhero. With the help of my friends, I protect Megaton City from all sorts of villains whose only desire is chaos & destruction. 

The Slime (A Halloween Poem)

It just wouldn’t be Halloween without a “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe inspired/parodied poem.

Once upon a midday bleak and boring,

While I exercised, only thoughts in that hour,

There came a knocking at my spaceship door.

“How is that possible?” I wondered.

“Was an asteroid and nothing more.”

Oh, asteroid, I cursed my wandering.

Sweet, forgiving Luna, my dear.

Who during EVA was impaled by space debris.

My loneliness wrapped around memories of bright Luna.

Still, I hear her voiceless scream

Through that endless midnight doom.

Again, again came the knocking on my spaceship door.

In a beep, the sensors say life is by the ship’s sterile hide.

“Luna? Could it be?

Could Providence have saved my love?”

In a rush, the airlock I fling.

Alarms wail but my Luna waits!

But nothing save a slime flies in.

It comes to rest upon kitchen floor.

Quote the slime, “Give me air!”

A slime with voice?

A pack I provide.

Breath after breath, the green slime takes

All while watching me.

“How is this? Who are you?” I say.

The slime stares then pass a beat,

Quote the slime,

“I saw it all.”

“All?” I ask.

“The fight with Luna,

Vicious and with bite.”

“Nonsense!” quote I. “Leave now, vile slime!

Dear Luna had no spite!”

The slime replied with red gelatin shiver.

“What evil do you speak?” I yell.

No reply ‘cept puffs of air.

“My Luna is innocent. Sweet as a babe.

No evil in her might.”

“Not her, but you,” spoke the dying slime.

“Angered by her night with Steve.

The line snapped by your very hand.”

No, no. A rock. A rock did in my love!

Not the bitter affair with wife and friend!

Where was Steve at the end?

I gripped the slime,

But laugh it did, as it dripped away.

The slime, red stain and broken pack,

Left me alone on kitchen floor…

Forevermore.

Until the next wormhole…Happy Halloween!!

Meet the Cast: La-Zar

Little is known about La-Zar because they don’t speak and don’t remove their uniform/costume. Being a masked alien, we don’t know if they are male, female, or something else, and they seem uninterested in telling.

We do know that La-Zar was trained by the ninja monks of Planet Bob. The monks took a vow of silence because like everyone else on Bob, they can only say the word “Bob.” It makes it hard to be a secretive assassin when everyone knows who you are because all you can say is “Bob.”

We gathered that La-Zar comes from the planet Australia where their parents were killed by a gang of koala bears. La-Zar wandered the Outback for who knows how long before being rescued by pirate kangaroos. The roos taught them much before taking them to Planet Bob to train with the monks. La-Zar sought revenge upon the koalas who murdered their parents.

Eventually, La-Zar had a run-in with a member of the International League of Super-Transbeings. Instead of arresting La-Zar, the hero saw their potential and asked them to join.

Until the next wormhole…thanks for reading!


Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Adventure. What More Could You Want?

The name is Joe Rover. Gamer. Writer. Superhero. With the help of my friends, I protect Megaton City from all sorts of villains whose only desire is chaos & destruction. 

Meet the Cast: Brood

Brood is a reformed/repentant vampire. Being a reformed vampire means he can go out in the daytime and cast a reflection. He still has problems with garlic and stakes. He is also weak to dark-light and unholy water.

Though he looks to be 17 years old, he is much older. No one knows for sure, and he doesn’t talk about his past. We have pieced together that he is responsible for the extinction of the unicorn and the near extinction of the dragons. He also went by the nicknames “Jack the Ripper” and “the Bloody Red Baron” during his darker days.

Over time, he grew to hate his bloodthirsty nature. Through a very taxing and painful redemption process, his sins were forgiven. His family, however, disowned him. He eventually found his way into the International League of Super-Transbeings. He soon became leader/sometimes co-leader of Delta Squad. He regularly butts heads with Dogboy because of the bad blood between vampires and werewolves. The two have a complicated friendship/rivalry.

Until the next wormhole…thanks for reading!


Dashing Heroes and Exciting Sci-Fi/Fantasy Action Await You in the Dogboy Multiverse

A peaceful drive turns into a road rage battle as Joe and Bandit defend themselves against Roadburn and Skidz. During the fight, Joe meets the mysterious Leo. Who is this young man? What do Roadburn and Skidz want with him?