Subject: Re: [PW] Passing the ComiCon! Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 03:18:05 GMT From: Adrian Tymes <> Organization: Prodigy Internet Newsgroups: International Superstorm (Chet Weaver) wrote: > "Maybe I should ask if this guy gives lessons," Kitsu commented. > > Rush had no idea what he was doing now. His original plan was to spin around in > a circle and collide in the center in a huge explosion. At the moment, all he > could do was try to keep the firey tornado from hurting someone. If he wasn't > so dizzy, he'd try to direct the whole thing to one of the stone blocks. > > "Aw, man," Rush whined. "Now what? I got it! Crowd-surfing!" > > Rush allowed himself to drift to the outer edges of the twister. Picking up > momentum, he dispelled the flame and flung himself over the audience. However, > he had over-compensated and wound up with his head stuck in the wall of a booth > half-way across the room. > > "Dude," Smasher said, hanging his head in embarrassment. "Not cool." Aerie had been in tears after the multiple jams of the first round, until Kitsu told her that making her lose her cool, and thus the contest, was the point of their moves. Chastized, but more importantly knowing that their moves had not been personal criticisms, the pseudo-Jynx waltzed onto the middle of the stage, smiled, and held one hand up. Nothing happened. The crowd blinked and murmured as a few seconds passed, but Aerie's smile never wavered. Just as the judge opened her mouth to declare her appeal failed and over, a giant hyper beam erupted roofwards from her hand, the intensity of the light quickly drowning out all other illumination. Fortunately, the event planners, well aware of pokemon battles' occasional tendencies to go three dimensional, had scheduled all pokemon exhibitions under a skylight that was to be kept open during the events. Some had questioned why this applied to non-battles like the pokemon contests. It would be a few years before new workers at this convention again questioned that policy. Silence echoed around the room as the beam faded away, then the only thing moving was Aerie, strutting back to Kitsu. Even so, the audience excitement meter's fourth light, dimmed after Rush's crash, winked back on as the judge finally closed her mouth. TBC?