A Metamorphosis Alpha® play-by-post adventure run by ghost_of_warden
[Cut to interior shot of dark hallway. We are moving through it at impossible speed, switching from camera to camera blindingly fast, turning one corner after another without slowing, then through an air vent, still moving, moving until we reach a chamber, a large brightly lit cafeteria. It has a warm human feeling. It welcomes us. Two men are seated at a table. They wear plain gray uniforms, showing that they are both engineers, maintenance, 4th class.]
"You know, I went to the McWarden's in the City on Friday night---"
"Uh, the McWarden's. I, I never heard of it either, but they have over two thousand locations in the City alone."
"Must've sprung up overnight. Ignorance is bliss."
"You know, the funniest thing though---it's the little differences."
"Well, at McWarden's you can buy an EggSpace Burger with cheese, right? But they don't call it an EggSpace Burger with cheese."
"Get out! Well, what do they call it?"
"A Quarter Pounder with cheese."
"Quarter Pounder with cheese? Well, I can picture the cheese, but, uh, do they have partially gelatinated non-dairy gum-based carbonated beverages?"
"Mm-hm. They call 'em, shakes."
"Huh, shakes. You don't know what you're gettin'. Don't think you want to know."
"They also have a saying, 'Be there or be square,' he indicates with his fingers. It comes from some Pulp Fiction book, I think."
"We still have that sewer pump to repair. You should read less and work more."
"Warden: A place where every day is a good day to die and be re-cloned to repair broken sewer reclamation pumps."
"I guess I expected you to say something corny, like 'Klingons in Sector 2-8, Captain!'"
[Wide angle from cafeteria ceiling. We see the pair stand and leave the cafeteria together, discarding their trash near the door. Switch to interior of hall. Continuous on pair as they laugh and walk away together. Fade out.]
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