time from his last adventure, SpaceDog's QETS started acting strangely.
The name Lady Robin keeps appearing over and over on one of the displays. Suddenly the center of the control panel starts squealing like
a Banshee and the panel blinks. One of the 4 sets of
double doors in the room opens and closes. The display console flashes a message:
"I am a warm and compassionate woman with a HUGE sense of humor.
Laughing is one of my all-time favorite things. I love the natural world, it is a constant draw and delight to the senses. I have no
kids, but I do have dogs and cats, they are dearly loved companions. I was born up north..."
Realm 5, Sol, Midgard/Earth, United Kingdom,
London, Camden-sub, market district
North 51°32'28.71" - West 0°08'37.94"
Elevation 101 ft
Earth date/time: September 1, 2014 / 07:44:42 hrs
Object: Lady Robin
A gorgeous female
in a business suit, with bright red shoulder length
hair is standing there in
shock... SpaceDog uses a standard Earth introduction,
"Greetings Earthling. My name is
Star Lord or Commander SpaceDog.
Who are you and how did you get into the QETS? Are you in distress? Do you need help? Did Sidrat call
I notice a man about 1.7 meters tall with a bald head, white goatee, in a
black tuxedo over
a fluffy shirt with baggy trousers and bright blue boots. Can't estimate
his age, however he is quite handsome in a mysterious way.
[Lady Robin] "Robin, my name is Robin. OK! What happened? I
dropped my phone outside Evil With the Needle tattoo shop and it quit
working. I took the back of the phone off, reset the battery like I
always do when it quits working. It Flashed the word 'Sidrat' and quit.
Who is Sidrat?
I need to call work and tell them I'm going to be late so I went to the phone booth across from the shop. When I put 50p into the slot, the back of the
phone box opened up and sucked me in. Where the Freck am I?"
"Let me ask you something.. Were you thinking, 'I am a warm and compassionate woman with a HUGE sense of humor.
Laughing is one of my all-time favorite things. I love the natural world, it is a
constant draw and delight to the senses. I have no kids, but I do have dogs and cats...
never mind. Sidrat is the Artificial Intelligence controlling my
multi-dimensional quantum entanglement time ship and she told me
about you just before you walked through the portal behind you."
Commander SpaceDog goes over to the far wall
of the hexagon shaped room, opens a chest and brings out 2 pint sized cobalt blue bottles, uncorks them and hands
me one. The bottle feels cold and
I smell it with a bit of caution, take a sip and it's definitely a strong 'darker then black' ginger beer, smelling
pumpkin and something else totally alien.
With a grin that makes his white goatee
dance on his chin, he continues,
"Any other questions?"
"Yes, how come this thing is smaller on the outside? All I remember was a phone booth."
"This ship is multi-dimensional and powered by a
singularity - a black hole - so it can go any place at any time as well."
I look around the room noticing
there appears to be no floor. Looking closer the floor is
transparent and can see down about 100 meters into an
Olympic sized pool. There are 8 walls and 4 sets of double doors, one
on every other wall. In the center of the room is what looks
like some sort of octagon control panel with a glowing crystal
structure in the center. I gaze up and see nothing but stars
lighting the room as if I'm in a desert on a moonless
night... I am confused and completely sunk in by the void in my
"Am I dead?"
"No you are not dead. Sidrat has accepted you as
human half/dead for some reason and it occasionally will change her mind and eject the dead out into space to become recycled
star dust. You can
be re-categorized but the only choices are half dead, full dead, living dead (zombie), spirit walker, or living human. What's your pleasure? Oh, and
wants to know why you think your head is made out of metal? She detected metal in you teeth, but non in your head, except for a homing chip
from Alpha Prime on the back of your neck. Have you been visited by aliens in the past? Don't mind the dogs!"
I hear and see a dozen dachshunds come running
through a small opening in the wall into the room and perch sitting upright surrounding
"Have you ever had a CAT
I shake my head no and am terrorized as their eyes begin to glow in different colors.
"OK, Who Are You?"
you remember? I told you already I'm SpaceDog and Sidrat thinks you
need a DOG scan or Digital Olfactory Gathering of information about you. She thinks you are special for some reason
but will not say why."
Each dog's eyes glow a different color and they sniff the air around me. The dogs look part cyborg.
"OK Red Robin,
this is my crew. Say Hello to AC/DC, Diane, Dianna Ross, Frank Zupar, Kathy Freman, Marina, Lead Zip
Line, Patty Smith, Pink Flood, Trixie, Tori Amos
and Rosemary-chan Bon."
As each hybrid dogs name is called out, there eyes glow blue or pink depending on their gender, they walk over to
me, bow, bark and sniff my shoes before running across the room where they jump up on a long couch and stay sitting upright
forming a line. The last
dog, Rosemary-chan Bon, slowly puts her nose on my ankle and rubs me like a cat
marking its territory. I'm about to reach down and pet her when she looks straight
into my eyes,
"Don't trust Marina, She has more then one screw loose."
The dog vanishes and reappears on
the couch with the other dogs, only she's licking her paw like a cat. All
I can thinks is,
[Lady Robin thinks]
'Wow! What the @#$% have I gotten myself into? Ha ha, this
is amazing, you're great! Wait, did I just say or think that?'
"What do you think crew? Shall we go on an adventure
to the Haunted Forest?"
The dogs all begin to howl in unison
distracting me from the fact I need to be at work...
"Do you only have
dogs as crew members?"
"Sure! Why not? Well for now anyway. My Valkyrie
companion left 2 cycles ago."
SpaceDog, presses some buttons, turns a dial, flips a few switches
I think are more for show, then runs over to the other side
of the control panel and says,
"Dogs and companion, be ready to get yours knickers in a twist.
everything in the room begins to change, the floor turns black, the stars on the ceiling definitely moved. SpaceDog
glances at the control display:
Realm 5, Sol, Midgard/Earth, United States, Florida Tallahassee, Arbor Hill subdivision
North 30° 30' 20.69"
West 084° 13' 08.56"
Elevation 213 ft
Earth date/time: 31st October, 2014 / 20:01.37 hrs
I hear something like
someone screeching and when the sound stops, a door
behind me opens.
Looking out the door it is twilight and I hear kids yelling,
"Trick or Treat!"
I take a few steps out past the door. The
neighborhood is full of ghosts, goblins, witches, bumblebees,
Captain America, pirates, princesses, fairies and numerous other
costumed kids of all ages. Looking back, the red phone booth is
now blue, lit with a sign on all sides with the words
POLICE PUBLIC CALL BOX
It is sitting in a drive where a line of people are waiting for some
kind of event. Out of the door comes SpaceDog and 4 cyborg dachshunds. One dog has bunny ears, another is wearing a backpack that looks like a wiener bun, the other 2 are on hovering skateboards and have sunglasses on.
The dogs head down the street weaving between the children and
sniffing their bags of goodies.
"We are at Tyler's Haunted Experience and Tallahassee Florida's longest running Haunted Forest.
The QETS is disguised as a TARDIS, a time machine from one of my
favorite Earth television shows. Wait! You need a costume!
Close your eyes and think of a Halloween-type Gothic costume..."
With my eyes
closed I feel flush, then my clothes feel
different. On opening my eyes I look down. I am in exactly what I was thinking about;
a witches black outfit, long finger-nails, a pointed hat that stands
straight up and pointed shoes.
"How did you?"
[SpaceDog whispers] "Magic, but you don't believe in magic, or do you?
You will find your clothes later inside the QETS."
Red neon signs light up a scary character on the eve of the
house. The windows are covered with vampire figures, a covered greeting station is in front of the house and several jack-o-lanterns light a pathway on the
side. On the roof, a glowing skeleton head and a huge Shrek figure are overlooking the street full of wanderers.
Witches greet people and exchanging a
glowing wrist bands for a donation.
[SpaceDog] "Are you ready to scare or be scared?"
Our place in line finally reaches the head witch. She
waves us on and in a hollowed Japanese voice,
witch] "Kon'nichiwa Star Lord. Kenbutsu wa anata to issho ni ari."
In my head I hear, 'Hello Star Lord. May the haunts be with you...'
I close my eyes and try to say, "How did I know what she just said?"
[Lady Robin] "Dono yō ni watashi wa sono koto ga chōdo itta koto o shitte imasu"
Comes out of my mouth. SpaceDog smiles.
[SpaceDog] "So now you can speak
One of the hybrid dogs speaks in English,
[Trixie] "Mistress Robin. The
QETS gives you the gift of translation so you
can now understand or speak any language of any creature from any time."
I am mind boggled and my head is still
spinning when SpaceDog grabs my hand,
"Now Lady Robin! RUN!"
I feel myself running in 'slow motion', passing under an evil looking flying clown, past a
moving picture of a maiden with blood coming out bite marks on her neck, a bunch of deformed clicking robots till the last one pops up making an evil hissing sound.
We run past a huge spitting spiders, an alligator launching out of the water-feature at
my feet, singing ghost heads, then
we both run into the
forest past the witches den, through a graveyard where monsters are lurking ready to pounce
from behind every tree.
We enter a clearing with a glowing flying
saucer shooting laser beams, then pass a Star Gate with aliens standing on the platform ready to advance.
We go past several Egyptian goddesses
their mouths covered in something nasty and a giant black Egyptian sphinx.
We pass flying monkeys and
the Wicked Witch of the West who badgers us before we entering the Bates
Motel with it's 13 doors. Behind the hotel doors are monsters who lunge at us trying to rip the flesh from our bones.
We have no choice but to enter the 13th door, find ourselves in a tunnel
that opens into a labyrinth where we are confronted by a coffin that opens, a
huge dinosaur that attacks from above, flying ghosts, a skeleton prison
and a room full of
aliens cutting the fog filled room with lasers. We finally meet The Borg who try to assimilate us as
we run into a Steins Gate. Panting for
air, my heart is pounding with both terror and excitement when we enter a hall lit with torches, spiders and laser-lit cobwebs only to SCREAM as
fall into... darkness...
I wake up floating on the warm surface of a
heavily salted pool...
[Lady Robin] "What happened?"
A bit dizzy and frazzled, SpaceDog is in what looks like SCUBA gear
and he presses a button on the chest plate. A platform under
us comes up and lifts us up, up, up till an iris opens in the ceiling and
we find ourselves once again in the hexagon room with the ceiling full of stars and a full moon lighting the room.
While taking off the SCUBA
"Change clothes... through that door to the lift, up 2 levels, turn left and third door on the left is a wardrobe
with clothes I think will suit you... Oh, and hand me your phone."
The phone is
dripping wet because
I had it on me while in the pool. Puzzled, I hand
it to him. He turns it over, pops off the cover, removes the battery, replaces it with a glowing chip and hands it back to
me. The phone glows, sparks fly,
then dims and looks dead. I look at SpaceDog who hands it back and nods at
me to try it. When I turn it on there is an icon that looks like a hexagon with an octagon
spinning inside it and the words MD Rainbow Bridge below it.
[Lady Robin] "What did you..."
"With a QE^3 chip your phone will never need recharging, it is now connected to any place at any time, you have access to
the 2 Olympic size pools, most of the 540 doors in this 32-level Quantum
Ship along with a directional finder, you can find me no matter where I am.
The MD next to Rainbow Bridge stands for Multi Dimensional. Now, off you
I wander off with
dripping wet witch outfit on in a search for my clothes. Following SpaceDogs' instructions I find the wardrobe with a stack of fresh towels,
rows of dresses, skirts, blouses, shorts, underwear, pants, jackets, shawls, sweaters,
hats, shoes, corsets of silk and leather with chokers, fox, cat, dog and bunny ears, chests full of jewelry and
I'm thinking JACKPOT!
After drying off, looking and trying on things
for almost an hour, I settle for a radical looking
fluffy glowing blouse and semi-short skirt accented with fishnet stockings.
Totally forgetting about work and all dolled up,
the icon on the phone and a map appears with 2 blue dots and a bunch of
green and pink dots.
[Lady Robin] "Now which one is SpaceDog?"
One of the blue dots begins to blink.
"Sidrat, Entangle to Fornax Prime and you know where."
Now fully composed I find my way back to SpaceDog and demand,
[Lady Robin] "WHAT WHAT WHAT?!?!?! What did I fall
into?!?! A spider's cocoon? A boiling cauldron? A room filled with bleeping angels or
Demons? Your arms? My bed? Am I dreaming all this? You cannot POSSIBLY leave me hanging on
about what happened in the... "
I notice the stars moved again.
[Lady Robin] "Forest?... and
whoa... what, what's with the two moons?"
"Lady Robin, you are not the first to pass out with excitement and get caught in that last web at the exit
of The Haunted Forest! We visited one of Tyler's best Haunted Forests ever on October 31st 2014.
It was a full moon that night, OK?
But you now see 2 moons because we are not on Earth."
stomach growls. Again, the sound of screaming and when the sound stops, a different door opens.
"Can you stop that
But I thought you liked the sound of a screaming Banshee. Would you like it replaced with something more pleasant?'
"No! That damn Banshee sound keeps bouncing around in my head and
It's no longer All Hallows Day."
[Lady Robin] "Who were you just
"That would be Sidrat, one of two artificial life
forms that operate the ship."
Outside the opened door, city noise
gets louder and louder. Horns are beeping and people are chatting but it's
not English. I look through the door onto a busy street. The
letters on the signs are in glyphs and English, could be Chinese
or Japanese, I can't tell. I step through the door and look
back. There's SpaceDog and 4 of the hybrid cyborg hounds coming
through a red phone booth, but it's not like the one in London.
[Lady Robin] "I don't think we're in Kansas Toto..."
A short Japanese-looking man with
wolf ears passes by and looks at me,
[Japan wolf man] "This is New Tokyo mistress, watch your step..."
I nearly stumble on the cobblestone
street and turn to SpaceDog,
[Lady Robin] "Is that
machine inside my head?"
One of the 4 cyborg dachshunds, (Rosemary-chan
Bon etched on
her dog tag) says,
[Rosemary-chan Bon] "That's the gift of the
QETS. Remember? Once you passed the event horizon, (any open
door or portal), it lets you understand and speak any language in the universe."
"In other words, it's inside your head."
I am more then gobsmacked and excited at the same time.
My stomach churns and makes another louder rumbling noise and realize
I am starving. I breathe in deeply and catch the scent of ginger; fish, radish,
roasted duck, curry and a few spices I'm not familiar with
I instinctively turn left and start walking. Half a block away I see several open food stalls.
One reads Tikiyiki (pressed fish cakes), another Octopus Balls (dough deep fried on a stick and coated in sweet sauce),
fresh fruit and the last reads Foxy
"Let's visit Foxy
Roxy, but, let's go behind the stall... There's someone I want you to meet."
We walk up to the stall and I'm about to sit when SpaceDog gently pulls
"Lady, those seats are
for take out customers."
He pulls me into the alley and
down to the back where I see a fox standing at some slightly secluded booths. The fox
figure bows and motions us to a booth where he pulls a curtain to hide me and SpaceDog from
[SpaceDog] "Two Foxy Stew
The fox brings out 2 large bowls.
[Emit~fox] "Long time no see Star Lord. What brings you
to my humble stall?"
The fox stirs a large pot.
"It's your cooking Emit. By far the best on
this planet. I want you to meet Lady Robin."
The fox bows his head at me. The aroma is breathtaking and I am about to drool when SpaceDog hands
a napkin. I say as if in a dream,
[Lady Robin] "Sorry, but that smells so good.
It's my honor to meet you Emit, sorry about the drool."
[Emit~fox] "Little lady, everyone drools
in anticipation of my cooking and that is nothing to be sorry for. There are too many 'sorry'
people in the universes and we don't need any more."
The Star Lord looks at me, looks at Emit and is about to
He begins to chuckle
in a sly foxy way.
"Is Emo around?"
"On the job as always I see. Tell me Emit, have you had any unusual customers, like; ghouls,
light or black elves?"
Suddenly a ferret scurries across the table top, stops, winks at
me and leaves 2 sets of chopsticks before vanishing into thin air...
[Emit~fox] "Not since you were
last here, Commander!"
The fox adds into the bowls; broth, noodles,
sweet smelling meat, vegetables, pieces of pickled ginger and a
large egg before waving a wand making it all bubble up. Emit
looks at me.
[Emit~fox] "Wait one moment before you dig in
mistress Robin. Thank you for coming to Foxy Roxy Ramen!"
SpaceDog hands Emit a small gold coin and the fox bows before he too vanishes into thin air.
"Do you know how to eat noodles and soup with chop sticks?"
The ferret-delivered chopsticks work
perfectly to wrap the clear noodles around and devour to make
space to sip (trying not to slurp) the hunger-slaking soup from
[Lady Robin] "Mmmm!!!
This is divine!"
Except for protests against the known effects of curry my stomach quiets down as I
eat the delicious soup. The dogs are fed nearby and we are all grateful for the respite from the din and
prying eyes outside our private booth. We are happy for the effects of a good meal as it manifests through our bodies.
We are formally welcomed again by
both Emit the fox and Emo the ferret who clear the bowls from our table.
Then a lone minstrel steps around our curtain and begins singing quietly.
Then from outside we hear Acapella harmonies and finally we are gently escorted outside and guided to a square.
Now, a choir of near a hundred have assembled, bowing their heads to
the Star Lord while singing a mesmerizing lyric backed by divine
harmony with a slightly spooky undertone. The choir looks to be
made up people, at least those who would be in this place and time. We listen and are transported.
I realize this tune is being sung by human creatures
with cat features, pointy ears and tails like in
Japanese anime cartoons. It hits me that this is not Earth. I notice in
the sky; a large green planet, several small moons and twin suns
setting in the
distance. The feline singing sounds more like a mating
call. More of the cat people begin to crowd the street and suddenly
the singing stops. A lone male wolf sitting on a tall stone
block begins a sad sounding song and the mechanized dachshunds
begin to howl in tune, like whale song. SpaceDog
taps me on the shoulder and points at the street gaslight.
whispers] "Robin, can you see the flying fish?"
A school of glass-fish, most only a few
inches long are floating and swimming around the gas lights that illuminate the street
now that the suns have set. They are transparent with glowing internal
organs that seem to be absorbing the light.
[Lady Robin] "How can they float like
that and how come these creatures can disappear into thin air?"
"The universe has many more wonderful creatures then you could ever imagine,
my Lady. We are currently 20,202 light years from Earth on a planet called Fornax Prime and it's
just one of my many homes. There are 3 inhabited planets in this
particular solar system in the Fornax sector of the Milky Way Galaxy. The fox and cat people are servants by choice. Ferrets are young spirit creatures looking
for their own niche in this world and eventually will merge with a cat; fox, goat, human, wolf or other intelligent life form. These dogs are also servants
who I rescued from a cruel experiment. They now spend their youth gaining knowledge by following a master tutor like myself. The fish you see are
multidimensional creatures that feed on the light produced in this dimension but live in a dark matter dimension. By studying them, they have given
insight into traveling through time and space.
In this world, quantum mechanics and entanglement were discovered some
6000 Earth years ago and they use it to occupy two different places at
the same time more productively."
tells me a bit more about time and space travels. We return
to the Quantum Entanglement Time Ship where our adventure continues......