A Conversation for The Café

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Asteroid Lil - Offstage Presence

*the place is a shambles. crepe paper hangs in shreds from the roofbeams and chandelier, cups and empty plates litter all flat surfaces, and the IIEM is crooning lullabies to unconscious Ook*

Jeez.

*busses tables, pulls down decorations, drags Ook onto porch, and changes filters in IIEM, effectively hushing it*

*lights incense and puts acoustic guitar music on the stereo while washing up*

OK, we're ready for business again. Everybody, let's keep this place jumpin' so Irv has a healthy welcome when he gets back. The menu is unchanged and the IIEM is always here even if Babel or I are out.

Relaxes in corner with a cup of tea and Reave the Just.


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Doctor John (Patron Saint and Village Physician)

*Wanders in, notices semi-comatose AL, picks up Sundat Times (London edition)8
Seriously large ristretto please IIEM.
*Starts filling in crossword at warp factor 12*


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Asteroid Lil - Offstage Presence

Hey, Dr. J, some party wasn't it! I do MY crosswords with a pen.


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Doctor John (Patron Saint and Village Physician)

*jumps in surprise*
Sorry AL didn't realise you were still awake.
How goes it?


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Asteroid Lil - Offstage Presence

Not bad at all, actually. Did you go to the real birthday party?


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Ioreth (on hiatus)

*exudes jealousy*


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Afgncaap5

*Green Jester walks in, wearing a sandwich message board saying, "I can't wait for the masked ball at Damogran to end so that I can change my identity back to what it was!*

Hey, all. Lil, you have some sort of continuity police, right? Listen, many of the people climbing Mt. Sandeverest are breaking the rules by going to the Bond movie to get some of the biologically enhanced acorns. I've been causing trouble for them, but I think you're the major authority, right?


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Asteroid Lil - Offstage Presence

Give me the URL where this is taking place and I'll helicopter in with a tannoy and warn them.


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saffire

did i miss a party?


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Post 10

Ioreth (on hiatus)

sorta


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Post 11

Courtesy38

But now we are continuing on in the great tradition of H2G2 parties smiley - smiley We can't stop until Irv gets back.

*grabs a tea and relaxes with the Years Best Science Fiction*


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Asteroid Lil - Offstage Presence

*arrives carrying Mindspring in her cage and puts cage on window shelf*
*takes down self-service sign*

Mornin' y'all. Reporting for caretaker duty!

Courtesy, The thread for the party is as alive as you want it to be smiley - winkeye

*Makes herself an A L Special* Coffee or tea, anyone?


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Post 13

Mike A (snowblind)

Hey Lil, you running the Cafe now or something?


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Post 14

Asteroid Lil - Offstage Presence

Me and Babel-17 are running it till Irv gets back from vacation. Would you like an Italian cream soda? Whatever flavour(s) you want.


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Mike A (snowblind)

Yeah please smiley - smiley. Uh, cream soda flavour *^_^*


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Asteroid Lil - Offstage Presence

*Creates cream soda with vanilla and maraschino flavours and adds whipped cream and cherry garnish*

Here you are: csmiley - oj

This is fun but I don't think I would want to do it for a living.


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Post 17

Mike A (snowblind)

Would I do it? Hmmm...

*Mulls it over while drinking*


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Asteroid Lil - Offstage Presence

It's a brilliant job for a teenager, being counter jockey. And somebody like Irv who obviously has other interests besides this so he's not here all the time, well, it works well.

There's an anti-gun demonstration going on in Washington DC today; it's been called the "Million Mom March"...


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Post 19

Afgncaap5

Can I have a strawberry italian cream soda, please?


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Asteroid Lil - Offstage Presence

csmiley - oj <--- *makes soda and slides it down the counter to the Green Jester* There you go.

Quiet day. Mindspring is awake and she drank some water, but she won't eat.


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