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Old 11-11-2008, 06:05 PM   #61
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Oh my!! Holding my breath, awaiting the next installment feveredly. I do hope they reach Vera in time. I also hope Vera doesn't find out about Harv and Sheila .....

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Old 11-11-2008, 08:06 PM   #62
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Uh-oh...does Harv have a secret family?!

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Old 11-11-2008, 08:08 PM   #63
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Old 11-12-2008, 10:38 AM   #64
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Old 11-12-2008, 11:03 AM   #65
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Had no idea that I was Tuckerizing Vivaldi. Or what Tuckerizing was.
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Old 11-12-2008, 11:13 AM   #66
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i know. i'm constantly learning stuff i didn't know here too.
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Old 11-12-2008, 11:40 AM   #67
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Wow. I've been Tuckerized? I'm honored, pshwynk. I think I sense a tear forming.
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Old 11-12-2008, 12:04 PM   #68
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Old 11-12-2008, 05:29 PM   #69
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"Hello, Mr Wallbanger," said a familar voice. "And greetings to Vivaldi-san, as well. My children miss you."

"They're heathens."
Ah. The identity of the mysterious person who won Vivaldi in a card game is revealed at last!

Meanwhile, in the back room, kicking frantically, Vera managed to knock over a bucket of icewater... revealing a medium-sized squid, suffering from hypothermia. Vera and the squid eyed one another, each realizing, simultaneously, that they could be each other's salvation... or doom.

[cue dramatic music]
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Old 11-12-2008, 05:33 PM   #70
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Ah. The identity of the mysterious person who won Vivaldi in a card game is revealed at last!

Meanwhile, in the back room, kicking frantically, Vera managed to knock over a bucket of icewater... revealing a medium-sized squid, suffering from hypothermia. Vera and the squid eyed one another, each realizing, simultaneously, that they could be each other's salvation... or doom.

[cue dramatic music]
the suspense is killing me !!!!
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Old 11-12-2008, 11:05 PM   #71
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A loud crash came from the back room. Miyatake looked over his shoulder. Harv tensed to make a lunge. Out of the corner of his eye he saw movement. Looking over, there was a man standing in the shadows.

"I must see to what is happening in the rear. My associate, Mr Fujimora will see to you." He vanished through a curtain.

"I have heard that you are a good fighter, Mr Wallbanger. Shall we see who is superior?"

"Okay. You win. Can I get my friend and go, now?"

"Ah, but that would not be a contest, then. Do you not wish to test your skills against mine?"

"If I said no, I don't suppose that you'd go along with that, would you?"

"Assuredly not. Come, we must do this, now."

The small man advanced on light feet toward Harv. He could tell that this guy had some skills. For one, he didn't lick his thumb and grimace. Harv lifted his fists and watched Fujimora's abdomen. The abdomen would telegraph what is going to happen.

So, why was it twisting in that particluar way? A foot hit him in the side of his head.

Huh? His vision narrowed and he felt dizzy.
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Old 11-13-2008, 09:21 AM   #72
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good lord. i hope vera's salvation doesn't depend on harv. thank heavens vivaldi is around, something tells me that the talking dog will save the day. as usual.
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Old 11-13-2008, 09:34 AM   #73
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Harv stepped back. "What was that?"

"The flying rhinocerous. Very potent!" Fujimora grinned evily. "I have made an impression, yes?"

"No. Well your foot did, but I'm not impressed." Harv stepped forward, more wary this time of the feet. Who fought with their feet? Except at the end?

Vivaldi started yapping wildly and running in circles. Fujimora moved in and started kicking and punching. Harv managed to block most, and roll with the others. Small man, little stopping power, short reach.

I've got him right where I want him, thought Harv. Another kick landed on the side of his head.

Set up the rhythm. Punch, punch, jab. Step. Punch, upper cut, dodge. take a kick, and a punch. Jab, jab, jab.

The two combatants circled around one another. Harv's blows landing like sledge hammers, the smaller man's feet taking their toll. Punch, punch, jab, upper cut, punch. Dog bites him in the ass, knee.

Fujimora rolled up in a circle of pain. "You... are... not... an honorable... fighter!" he wheezed out between gasps of pain.

"Naw, I just want to win," said Harv, as he kicked him in the head. Fujimora went out.
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Old 11-13-2008, 09:40 AM   #74
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Punch, punch, jab, upper cut, punch. Dog bites him in the ass, knee.

Fujimora rolled up in a circle of pain. "You... are... not... an honorable... fighter!" he wheezed out between gasps of pain.

"Naw, I just want to win," said Harv, as he kicked him in the head. Fujimora went out.
Pwahahahahaha! Hilarious!
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Old 11-13-2008, 09:54 AM   #75
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it would seem i have underestimated harv. although i note that vivaldi did do his part.
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