Freefall 0821 - 0830

Freefall 0821

Return of the watch and obligatory chase scene

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I'm glad we christened our ship the human way, by breaking a bottle on its hull. It shows we're following their traditions.

But it's nice we also get to observe my species tradition of getting the ship out of port mere seconds ahead of an angry mob.

I've noticed all your traditions seem short on ceremony and long on running.

Return of the watch and obligatory chase scene

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Sam? No one's chasing us.

What? There's supposed to be an angry mob hot on our heels! The Inspector promised us an angry mob!

Helix, I believe we've been stood up.

Return of the watch and obligatory chase scene

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The Inspector and his mob should have been here by now.

A lot can go wrong when organizing an angry mob. You have to be specific about who you're angry at, what you intend to do to them, and whether or not there'll be ice cream afterwards. Any mistakes and the mob can turn on you.

Come on, Helix. We better go back and see if he's all right.

Return of the watch and obligatory chase scene

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The train station is empty.

Excuse me, did you see an angry mob around here?

Yeah, you just missed them. I think they went that way, but I don't see them now.

I don't believe it. My angry mob has gone and gotten itself lost.

Maybe if we put its picture on a milk carton, someone will call us.

Return of the watch and obligatory chase scene

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That angry mob can't have gone too far. We should be able to find them.

Don't they know they're supposed to chase me to the ship where I take off seconds ahead of them? I won't be known as a heroic captain if they don't let me perform famous deeds.

I recorded the time you were beaten up by a preschooler.

Famous deeds and my own editing!

Return of the watch and obligatory chase scene

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There they go! After them! We can't let them get away!

I don't know why everyone's running from the little blue guy, but there must be a good reason!

Return of the watch and obligatory chase scene

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Why is everyone running?

We're an angry mob chasing Sam Starfall.

That can't be right. Look. Sam is chasing us!

You are correct. My theory does not match observable data, so my theory is wrong.

That means we must be a panicked mob fleeing from Sam Starfall!

Thank you for clearing that up. I'll start screaming hysterically now.

Psst. Wrong emotion. We're not an angry mob, we're a panicked one. Pass it on.

Return of the watch and obligatory chase scene

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Hey, those aren't angry sounds coming from my mob. Those are frightened sounds!

[!1.3]AAAAHH! MY ANGRY MOB'S BEEN PANICKED! LOOK OUT, EVERYONE! RUNAWAY MOB! PEOPLE STAMPEDE!

I don't know what happened to my beautiful mob, but I'm sure somehow that Sam is behind it!

Return of the watch and obligatory chase scene

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Sam, these people are panicking. I don't see the Inspector either.

You're right, Helix. This is the wrong mob.

Sigh. I can't believe I made such a newbie mistake. I see a mob of people rampaging through the streets and I automatically assume it's the one that's supposed to be chasing me.

Return of the watch and obligatory chase scene

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The way this mob keeps looking behind it, they must have panicked because something is chasing them.

And whatever is chasing them will get the people in the back of the mob first. THAT'S US!

EXCUSE ME! PARDON ME! HEROIC SPACE CAPTAIN PANICKING THROUGH! EXCUSE ME! PARDON ME!

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