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Post by Just Old Al » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:00 am

Another one from the annals of Richer Engineering and its little spot in the Wapsiverse. Long-delayed and long overdue it’s hopefully a return to a more frequent schedule of fiction releases. This particular effort runs nearly 100,000 words, so settle in, get yourself a cuppa and enjoy.

This one is mine start to finish, with the indispensable editorial assistance of Ms. Dinky Inky and input from Sarge and Shneekey The Lost on matters of their expertise.

Questions, comments - please post them here. As always, while editing is welcome this is not the purpose of the postings - enjoy the story for a story.
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Post by GlytchMeister » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:13 am

Strap in folks, it’s a good one.
He's mister GlytchMeister, he's mister code
He's mister exploiter, he's mister ones and zeros
They call me GlytchMeister, whatever I touch
Starts to glitch in my clutch!
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Post by Dave » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:11 am

Absolutely loving the verbal characterizations, and I damned near broke out laughing loud enough to wake up my wife in the next room at the characters' reactions to Victoria. :lol:

Al, the image posting codes in the last part didn't work... I don't think that this phpBB supports "div". (Checks administrator control panel... nope, no "div" mapping is defined.)

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Post by Just Old Al » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:22 am

Dave wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:11 am
Absolutely loving the verbal characterizations, and I damned near broke out laughing loud enough to wake up my wife in the next room at the characters' reactions to Victoria. :lol:

Al, the image posting codes in the last part didn't work... I don't think that this phpBB supports "div". (Checks administrator control panel... nope, no "div" mapping is defined.)
Damn - thought I got those....bugger.

Victoria is a lovely lass indeed. Daisy’s a Bentley gal, so a classic one in mint condition....yeah, very visceral reaction. Al, of course, can’t keep his hands off anything with a motor as we very well know. It was one of the things that he and the late Wing Commander had in common, along with a taste for adventure and a tiger stripe to the soul.

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Post by chicgeek » Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:58 pm

I enjoyed this immensely!
Al has a harem...of cars.

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Post by jwhouk » Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:01 pm

But, alas, no Mulliner Park Ward.

EDIT: you are going to post the pictures, once converted?
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Post by Just Old Al » Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:45 pm

jwhouk wrote:
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But, alas, no Mulliner Park Ward.
No, sadly. The Model R was a factory body. A lovely beast, though.
EDIT: you are going to post the pictures, once converted?
Sadly, no. One of them has the old git in it - I ran into him at a car show in June and got a pic of him in a Morgan 3-wheeler thanks to a cooperative owner. He'll eviscerate me if I publish it.
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Post by Dave » Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:52 pm

Just Old Al wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:45 pm
Sadly, no. One of them has the old git in it - I ran into him at a car show in June and got a pic of him in a Morgan 3-wheeler thanks to a cooperative owner. He'll eviscerate me if I publish it.
Surely, a little bit of photoshopping could fix that... blur the face, or overlay a Guy Fawkes mask, or maybe Alfred E. Neumann, or ???

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Post by jwhouk » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:30 pm

Nah, it's better to imagine it. Though what might be funny is a Snoopy vs. The Red Baron like stamp on the side.
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Post by jwhouk » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:33 pm

I assume there is more of this to come?
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Post by Just Old Al » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:29 am

What part of 'Nearly 100,000 words' slipped by you, Joe?

Yes. Total chapter count here is 44 IIRC.
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Post by jwhouk » Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:47 am

Slipped my mind.

By the way - a head canon thought occurred to me as I was going over things. Take this for what you want, but I believe that there may be a reason why Rock (and hence Buck and company) were Anglophiles: his mother and/or grandmother may have been an ex-pat.
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Post by Just Old Al » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:03 am

Good thought but I doubt it. Rock wasn’t really an Anglophile more Than he was a Bond nut from way back when Crowbar got him access to the set of”Diamonds Are Forever” in Vegas. (Jill St.John....oooooh)

Rosalynd is learning what that silly title means..
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Post by FreeFlier » Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:42 am

Magnificent!

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Post by Just Old Al » Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:48 am

FreeFlier wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:42 am
Magnificent!

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I will mention that I had the flying bits vetted by.a friend of mine who flies C-47s... thought you’d appreciate that. :)
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Post by Just Old Al » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:30 am

chicgeek wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:58 pm
I enjoyed this immensely!
Al has a harem...of cars.
Hang on to that harem comment...you’ll find it strikingly appropriate later. 🤗
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Post by jwhouk » Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:43 pm

Just Old Al wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:03 am
Good thought but I doubt it. Rock wasn’t really an Anglophile more Than he was a Bond nut from way back when Crowbar got him access to the set of”Diamonds Are Forever” in Vegas. (Jill St.John....oooooh)

Rosalynd is learning what that silly title means..
Works for me.

I'm getting a sense things aren't going to go off without a hitch.
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Post by Just Old Al » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:10 pm

Joe, when have you ever known anything around Al to go according to plan?

While strikingly bereft of car chases and explosions of a physical nature, there will be twists and turns.
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Post by Dave » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:35 pm

Just Old Al wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:10 pm
Joe, when have you ever known anything around Al to go according to plan?
True that! I see an errant "div" lurking in the middle of the Scott-Holland text... it apparently evaded the bloodhounds sent to round up the flock (or pack, or pride, or murder, or ...). :twisted:

This has been two mornings in a row with some great first-thing reading - very much appreciated!

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Post by Just Old Al » Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:05 pm

I'll go whack that errant DIV, Dave.

I am surprised no one commented on the funeral service.
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