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Kristin Machina
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05/16/01 03:22 AM
Splitting Headache--Steely Resolve [re: Kristin Machina]  

The shoot was torturous. Nigel insisted on 10 different camera angles for each 10 seconds of the song. He was constantly screaming at the cameramen to move "just an inch to the left..no right! TOO CLOSE! Get that bald girl out of the way! No, too far, I can see wrinkles--Clarise!! More pancake..."

Ten hours had passed. Two of them was Nigel's lunch break. That and he simply HAD to go to Tower and buy the new Britney video--the one HE directed!

David was at the end of his patience, "I would gladly kill for a cigarette right now."

"It's OK, Dave," Gail muttered. "If you will, kill HIM!" nodding to Nigel, who was now screaming at a hapless PA for scuffing his Doc Martens.

Suffragette City...

"Better yet, David," the Duke lounged on his throne, Ramona draped across his lap, "I'LL kill if you don't have a cigarette!"

Zane and Dory were tied, standing up, back to back, on a stone pillar. A fishman stood by with a giant guitar-axe, ready at the Duke's command.

"Now, dahling," Ramona cooed, "it is right that we kill those two? After all, they are our forefathers."

"If it wasn't for Zane, there would be no Tin Machine. And Hunky Dory is nothing but a sappy love-letter to Lou and Bob and his baby," the Duke stuck out his tongue in disgust. "They are just rough drafts--WE," he nipped on her ear, "are the true masterpieces!"

In the dungeon...

"THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULTS!" Byron screamed. "We're trapped in a damp, dark, slimy dungeon--They're no circulation, my hair is already getting all frizzy..."

"OH SHUT THE F**K UP!" Leon shouted, re-bandaging his arm. "We've got bigger problems!"

"Right," Ricochet leaned against the wall, "if the Body stops smoking, Zane and Dory are done for."

"I can believe Jack turned on us," Earthling lie on the cot.

"The Duke is a powerful sorcerer," Yankee said. "Jack was probably under a spell." He shivered.

"Here, kid," Nathan offered him his trenchcoat.

"No thanks, I'm not cold..." Yankee said.

"Surprised, since ya ain't got an ounce of fat to keep yer bones warm," Nathan said.

"I was just remembering the Eternal Winter," Yankee put his chin to his knees.

Berlin said, from a corner, "Yank, you could not have really caused the Winter, right?"

"Let's just say I didn't help." Yankee sighed. "It kept me up at night. It gave me lots of time to write--otherwise I'd just keep snortin'. Wrote a whole album in a week. I didn't know..."

"You couldn't have," Ricochet said.

"I was feeding a monster," Yankee said. "I thought it was the ghost of Ziggy, but the true monster was the Duke And the Duke didn't even have a name at that point! Didn't even know he existed."

"Where's Zero?" Leon asked.

"God only knows..." Byron sighed.

"Dear God, don't sing that song again!" Leon covered his ears.

"Wherever he is," Nathan slumped against the wall, "he's a..."

"Dead man walking?" Earthling cocked an eyebrow.

"Flying is more accurate," Nathan thought he heard booming from a distance. Maybe it was the Duke again...or...

In the Square...

Zero and Jareth traded blow for nasty blow. Blade against claw--dodging and swooping, clashing and slashing, until...

The owl tore one of Zero's wings off in a devastating strike. Zero crashed to the ground in a tail-spin. Not only was one wing gone, but his back was slashed and bleeding.

Jareth turned back into human form--if you can call him human. From under his cloak, the King drew a long, wicked-looking blade. He held the hilt by two hands, aimed carefully at the wounded Zero and....

BANG!

A bullet knocked the sword out of Jareth's hands. The Goblin King howled in shock and outrage. His eyes flashed red, as he spun around...

To look into the business-end of a rifle.

Jareth's alabaster-pale face drew even paler. A visible fear swept his elfin features--black-rimmed eyes grew wide with horror.

"You...and your mad cow...cease and desist...now," Major Celliers said cooly, aiming the gun right between the eyes.

Jareth is allergic to iron. His reaction would be serious injury or death. Jareth's brow poured sweat, as he bellowed, "Minotaur, heel!"

The Minotaur, locked in deadly battle with the Spider, stopped immediately. The Spider, too, stepped back.

"Go home," Celliers made a mad kind of grin, "and don't let me catch you bothering this boy or anyone else again."

Jareth's face then grew red with anger, "Don't let me catch YOU without your gun!" Humiliated, he turned into an owl again and flew off. The Minotaur vanished.

Celliers stooped down and examined Zero's wounds.

"I...can't...feel...my legs," Zero muttered. Celliers deduced that Zero may also have some broken ribs--the former golden-statue was bleeding from the mouth and nose.

"Relax, boy," Celliers tried to soothe him, "I'll get help..."

"Let...me...die..." Zero wept. "I've...disgraced...the Bowie name. I've...*gasp*...brought nothing...but pain and embarrassment...I...*cough, cough*...Aaaah!"

"Stop it!" Celliers tried to stop the bleeding, "Self-pity never helped anyone--I should know..."

"It's because...of me...that Zane...and Dory..will die."

"What?" Celliers was puzzled. "Zero?"

Zero passed out.

"ZERO!!?? Wake up!"

Celliers suddenly felt a hand on the shoulder.

"Didn't I tell you girls to stay away," Celliers barked angrily, but turned around to see...

"Oh...I..It's you..."

To Be Continued...







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*Splitting Headache (kept)  Kristin Machina05/05/01 01:44 AM
.*Splitting Headache--Part II  Kristin Machina05/06/01 02:01 AM
.* Splitting Headache--Coffee and TV  Kristin Machina05/07/01 02:37 AM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--Coffee and TV  Starbuck05/07/01 11:52 AM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--Transmittion  Kristin Machina05/08/01 00:28 AM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--Magical Beings  Kristin Machina05/10/01 02:20 AM
.*Slaughter in the Air  Kristin Machina05/14/01 01:29 AM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--Incurably Ill  Kristin Machina05/12/01 02:42 AM
.*Splitting Headache--No Control  Kristin Machina05/15/01 03:16 AM
..Splitting Headache--Steely Resolve  Kristin Machina05/16/01 03:22 AM
.*Splitting Headache--Get Me Out of Here!  Kristin Machina05/22/01 03:51 PM
.*Splitting Headache--Aladdin Sane  Kristin Machina05/20/01 10:56 PM
.*Splitting Headache--Castle Rumble  Kristin Machina05/29/01 06:56 PM
.*Splitting Headache--The Music Outside  Kristin Machina06/01/01 02:20 AM
.*Splitting Headache--Night Flight  Kristin Machina06/06/01 02:01 AM
.*Splitting Headache--Get Me to a Doctor!  Kristin Machina06/12/01 00:58 AM
.*Splitting Headache--Get Me Off the Streets!  Kristin Machina06/20/01 02:19 AM
.*Splitting Headache--Zeroed In  Kristin Machina06/22/01 01:46 AM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--Zeroed In  SugarPlumFairy06/27/01 03:54 AM
.*A Note to My Readers  Kristin Machina06/27/01 03:41 PM
.*hello?  Starbuck08/05/01 01:12 AM
.*Re: hello?  Echoes Of A Fairy08/06/01 09:41 AM
.*Re: hello?  Starbuck08/06/01 03:06 PM
.*Re: hello?  decibel08/06/01 07:00 PM
.*MY MY!  Kristin Machina08/06/01 07:06 PM
.*Re: MY MY!  Starbuck08/06/01 09:04 PM
.*Splitting Headache--Morning Becomes Aladdin  Kristin Machina06/27/01 02:37 AM
.*Splitting Headache--Wake Up, You Sleepy Head...  Kristin Machina08/09/01 04:29 PM
.*Splitting Headache--David Who?  Kristin Machina08/16/01 01:50 AM
.*Splitting Headache--I'll Make You a Deal  Kristin Machina08/30/01 00:47 AM
.*Splitting Headache--Truth Hurts  Kristin Machina09/14/01 08:27 PM
.*Splitting Headache--Lunch Break  Kristin Machina09/27/01 11:33 PM
.*Splitting Headache--Lunch Break Part II  Kristin Machina09/28/01 03:21 PM
.*That Crazy Balance of My Mind  Kristin Machina10/23/01 04:06 PM
.*Splitting Headache--Fallen Wings  Kristin Machina10/24/01 03:31 AM
.*Splitting Headache--Underground  Kristin Machina11/16/01 05:01 AM
.*Splitting Headache--The Hunger  Kristin Machina11/21/01 01:32 AM
.*Splitting Headache--Busted!  Kristin Machina12/18/01 08:54 AM
.*Splitting Headache--All the Madmen  Kristin Machina01/25/02 02:15 AM
.*Splitting Headache--Kidnapped!  Kristin Machina01/26/02 05:52 AM
.*Splitting Headache--The Gang's All Here  Kristin Machina08/14/02 05:41 AM
.*Splitting Headache--Beauty and the Beast  Kristin Machina11/09/02 07:03 AM
.*Splitting Headache--The Rescue Part I  Kristin Machina11/11/02 04:36 AM
.*Splitting Headache--The Rescue Part II  Kristin Machina03/11/03 03:19 AM
.*Splitting Headache--The Rescue Part II(b)  Kristin Machina03/12/03 10:53 AM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--The Rescue Part II(b)  dweny03/16/03 04:18 PM
.*Splitting Headache--The Mind-Warp Pavillion  Kristin Machina03/14/03 08:00 AM
.*Splitting Headache--The Mind-Warp Pavillion II  Kristin Machina03/14/03 08:52 AM
.*Splitting Headache--The Mind-Warp Pavillion III  Kristin Machina07/22/03 01:02 AM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--The Mind-Warp Pavillion III  revidescent07/22/03 06:39 PM
.*Splitting Headache--The Mind-Warp Pavillion IV  Kristin Machina07/22/03 02:11 AM
.*Splitting Headache--The Mind-Warp Pavillion V  Kristin Machina07/30/03 09:45 AM
.*Splitting Headache--Blackout  Kristin Machina08/15/03 04:39 PM
.*Splitting Headache--The Final Confrontation part I  Kristin Machina08/29/03 01:37 AM
.*Splitting Headache--The Final Confrontation II  Kristin Machina09/23/03 10:07 AM
.*Splitting Headache--Ziggy Stardust  Kristin Machina10/05/03 11:00 PM
.*Splitting Headache--Back to Normal?  Kristin Machina11/08/03 02:19 AM
.*Splitting Headache--Finale!  Kristin Machina11/12/03 02:03 AM
.*Before this goes...  Kristin Machina12/30/03 00:20 AM
.*Re: Before this goes...  ziggysgrl01/02/04 01:34 PM
.*Re: Before this goes...  ThomasJNewton601/02/04 04:50 PM
.*Re: Before this goes...  Kristin Machina01/03/04 09:55 AM
.*Re: Before this goes...  ziggysgrl01/04/04 01:43 AM
.*The Spark  Kristin Machina01/05/04 01:14 AM
.*Re: The Spark  ThomasJNewton604/06/04 01:05 PM
.*Re: The Spark  Kristin Machina04/06/04 02:48 AM
.*Re: Before this goes...  ziggysgrl01/02/04 08:36 PM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--Ziggy Stardust  prrrrr10/27/03 03:52 PM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--Ziggy Stardust  White_Owl10/08/03 02:58 AM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--Ziggy Stardust  prrrrr10/07/03 11:46 AM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--Ziggy Stardust  revidescent10/08/03 00:42 AM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--The Final Confrontation II  ThomasJNewton609/25/03 09:26 PM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--The Final Confrontation part I  revidescent09/01/03 00:07 AM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--The Final Confrontation part I  ThomasJNewton608/29/03 05:00 PM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--Blackout  ThomasJNewton608/15/03 06:09 PM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--The Mind-Warp Pavillion V  ThomasJNewton608/09/03 06:18 PM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--The Mind-Warp Pavillion V  revidescent07/30/03 05:50 PM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--The Mind-Warp Pavillion V  ThomasJNewton607/30/03 01:07 PM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--The Mind-Warp Pavillion IV  ThomasJNewton607/25/03 01:47 AM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--The Mind-Warp Pavillion IV  Starbuck07/22/03 12:37 PM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--The Mind-Warp Pavillion II  revidescent03/29/03 00:50 AM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--The Mind-Warp Pavillion II  SugarPlumFairy04/04/03 07:35 PM
.*Much appreciated!  Kristin Machina04/07/03 06:51 PM
.*Re: Much appreciated!  dweny04/14/03 02:06 PM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--The Mind-Warp Pavillion II  abe1182503/18/03 10:17 AM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--The Mind-Warp Pavillion II  Starbuck03/15/03 09:35 PM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--The Rescue Part II  Starbuck03/11/03 06:16 PM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--The Rescue Part II  Paddy-chan03/11/03 07:41 AM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--The Rescue Part II  SugarPlumFairy03/11/03 07:45 AM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--The Rescue Part I  Starbuck11/20/02 08:48 AM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--Beauty and the Beast  Mousey11/10/02 01:32 AM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--The Gang's All Here  xgirl8108/14/02 12:49 PM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--The Gang's All Here  decibel08/14/02 05:54 AM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--The Gang's All Here  abe1182508/14/02 09:52 AM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--Kidnapped!  abe1182502/18/02 12:09 PM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--Kidnapped!  abe1182503/08/02 01:00 PM
.*Coming soon...  Kristin Machina03/12/02 10:29 PM
.*Re: Coming soon...  abe1182503/13/02 07:04 PM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--Busted!  decibel12/26/01 03:47 PM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--Busted!  abe1182512/21/01 01:26 PM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--Fallen Wings  abe1182510/25/01 08:07 PM
.*Re: That Crazy Balance of My Mind  Starbuck10/24/01 00:49 AM
.*The Family Tree  Kristin Machina10/24/01 01:09 AM
.*Re: The Family Tree  Starbuck10/24/01 10:26 AM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--Lunch Break Part II  abe1182510/01/01 12:18 PM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--Truth Hurts  artist_in_a_tunnel09/15/01 09:48 PM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--I'll Make You a Deal  Starbuck08/31/01 01:42 AM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--I'll Make You a Deal  sparkle08/30/01 02:29 PM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--Get Me Off the Streets!  Starbuck06/21/01 01:20 PM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--Get Me to a Doctor!  Starbuck06/15/01 01:17 AM
.*Splitting Headache--Damage Control  Kristin Machina06/13/01 11:48 PM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--The Music Outside  Starbuck06/02/01 02:25 AM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--The Music Outside  SugarPlumFairy06/04/01 07:16 AM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--Castle Rumble  SugarPlumFairy05/30/01 08:25 AM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--Steely Resolve  SugarPlumFairy05/16/01 08:57 AM
.*Oh, my.  Brainfreezy05/07/01 04:19 AM
.*Splitting Headache--Splitting Hairs  Kristin Machina05/07/01 00:58 AM
.*Re: Splitting Headache--Part II  Starbuck05/07/01 00:53 AM
.*Re: Splitting Headache  Atonalexpress05/06/01 00:59 AM
.*Re: Splitting Headache  marlepluto05/05/01 08:47 PM
.*Re: Splitting Headache  Starbuck05/05/01 08:01 PM
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