Monday, 28 April 2014

Ispace Wars: Prologue - OFUU

The Administrator closed his laptop with a click and turned to face his last three students. “That’s everyone else home,” he announced. “PPCers to HQ, everyone else to the Real World. All vampires successfully de-vamped, everyone turned back to human – even Traveler is no longer a box. Everyone except you three.” He grimaced and rubbed the bridge of his nose. “I can’t say I’m happy about this.”

“I never imagined you would be,” Iplis said softly. “But I’m not going back.”

“And I’m not leaving if she’s still here,” Cazzie added, glowering at the vampire. “You can’t trust her.”

“And I can trust you? You’re a fangirl too,” the Administrator pointed out. He raised a hand at Cazzie’s protest. “All right. I’ve allowed you to stay – both of you – because you were closest to Liliac and our Death of Fangirls.” He glanced at the third fangirl. “You, on the other hand, are here for the effect you have on Ispace. But all of you are only staying because you could be useful – not because I like you.”

“Being liked went out of the window for me last night,” Iplis observed. “I’ll help you.”

“Yes, you will.” The Administrator shook his head. “So here we are. I suppose you have questions.”

The Ispace Wars

This cannot go on.

For too long, the elves of the multiverse - be they Eldar or House Elves, Drow or Fae - have been cruelly oppressed. In their own stories they are attacked, injured, even killed. In the OFUs, they are forced to teach malicious students - or, worse, are forced to be such students, punished and tortured at the whim of the university's' masters. And should the Protectors of the Plot Continuum class them as 'Mary-Sues', those vicious Assassins in black will hound them, hunt them, and murder them.

This cannot go on. Without the elves, the human imagination will fail. The multiverse will go the way of reality television - mind-numbing deserts of flat characters, endless seas of tedium. Without the elves, all of fiction will fail. We know - we have seen it.

We are Ispace. And we will not let this go on.