Friday, July 5, 2013
Daleks vs. Monsters
Dalek Supreme: Is it just me, or has Master stalled in learning his scales.
Pinky: That is correct. He warms up well with C Major and G Major, but still has problems descending D Major, particularly when it comes to the black notes.
Dalek Supreme: He's not prejudiced, is he?
Pinky: No, he just finds them more difficult to play. The D Major Arpeggios likewise throw him, but he's getting better.
Dalek Supreme: It's your job to press him on, you know. I expect him to start working on A Major next week.
Pinky: I'll try. He has this thing about wanting to master one scale (and arpeggio) before moving on to the next though.
Dalek Supreme: How very...Human.
Pinky: Remember, he's currently working on the second half of Kuhlau's Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1, and the first half of Clementi's Op. 36 No. 4.
Dalek Supreme: I expect results, not excuses!
Pinky: Sorry, sir.
Dalek Supreme: At least you stood up for Master. I guess that's...
Dalek Supreme: Whoa! Did your hear that?
Pinky: What loud booms! I wonder where they're coming from.
Dalek Supreme: Could the Humans be launching more fireworks?
Pinky: I don't think so, sir. Audio sensors indicate strong seismic disturbances, directly south of our position. Whatever is causing them, they seem to be nearing.
Dalek Supreme: Visual receptors on maximum magnification.
Pinky: Oh dear, my gooey insides are shaking!
Dalek Supreme: Get a hold of yourself, Pinky.
Pinky: But...it's monstrous!
Dalek Supreme: Mistress has armed us; we're far from incapable of defending ourselves. But it's approaching quickly, so reduce magnification.
Pinky: Yes sir. Right, sir. Reducing magnification.
Pinky: What is it, sir?
Dalek Supreme: I don't know, but arm your gun, and set it for maximum blast.
Pinky: I wonder. Is it possible it's not hostile?
Dalek Supreme: Even if the beast bears us no ill will, it's too large to allow any closer. Prepare to fire on my signal. Oh, and Pinky?
Pinky: Yes, sir?
Dalek Supreme: This time, make sure I'm not directly in the path of your laser before you fire.
Pinky: But you moved in front of...yes, sir.
Stay tuned for tomorrow's exciting chapter: "Captain Skaro to the Rescue!"