Volume 1: a Foolish Faerietale

Episode #42 "Cabbage has emotional angst." By Emily
[I apologise, Cabbage can be an extremely troublesome character as alter egos go][She's the Queen, she's entitled]

As a brief interlude from the ongoing troubles of Beansprout and her entourage, here are the events that befell Cabbage and Red whilst all this was taking place…
Upon their return to Faerie, Cabbage and Red realised to their dismay there was not one alcoholic drink in the palace.
"Alas, there isn't even any Bailey's!" Cabbage said to Red.
"DAH!" Red exclaimed putting her eye up to the bottle, and promptly collapsed from alcohol withdrawal. [It's sad but true. I was going to do this bit of proofreading completely sober, but unfortunately there was gin around]
"Don't worry my fermented-plant-matter-dependent friend! I will save you!" Cabbage yelled, and as it was the alcohorse's day off, she resolved that it couldn't be that hard to find a baileys tree, after all this was Faerie. So she hopped into her '59 Chevy [sod the pumpkin coaches and the chariots, what else would a Faerie Queen drive?], and sped off down the road. [I Dunno, maybe a 66 Mustang. The Queen wouldn't be caught dead in a mini, no matter how retro, let alone a Nissan Micra.]
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Five miles later…
"Crap!" said Cabbage as the rackety old car broke down, and she got out to kick it.
"Gah!" said Cabbage as she stubbed her toe, then realised she locked herself out.
"Argh!" said Cabbage as she realised her wand was back in the throne room.
"Nooooo!" said Cabbage as it began to rain.
"Can I help you fair lady?" said a masked man in a cloak prancing out of the trees.
"Elf. Why are you wearing that ridiculous get-up?"
"Gah!" said the Elf, tripping over his cloak, "But it's my disguised alter-ego, you aren't supposed to know it's me!" [Because she's the QUEEN! And only villains can deceive the Queen!][ -Damn right, stupid Elf]
"Hahaha. Not supposed to know it's you. Fuck off Elf." And she skulked off up the road in her flouncy green dress and kitten heels, in an obtuse sulk. The Elf looked crestfallen. [I don't remember this episode at all, but then, that's pretty usual] [ I expect you were drunk. I can't believe you forgot about Cabbage's Angst]
About fifteen minutes later, she met the elf Flom walking in the opposite direction and smiling cheerfully at the raindrops. "Hello Cabbage!" he said brightly.
"Fuck off! I hate all men! That includes you! Bastard!" she replied frantically kicking mud at him.
"But Cabbage, I thought we were fr-" [Oh, yes, I remember it now] -[Funnily enough, this episode doesn't annoy Tom.]
"FUUUUUCK OOOOOFF!!!" she screamed, and continued stalking down the road. Flom shrugged and continued walking.
When she returned to the palace, Red was up and about again.
"Helloooo Cabby! Did you getsch any more bailiesch?"
"No."
"That's okay, cors I found some larrrrrgerrrrr- hic!"
"*sigh*"
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"What I don't get," said J, "is if Sprout has no immortal soul, then exactly what bit of her possesses her reanimated clone? And how did you all traipse around the spirit world? I'm confused."
"Shut up," said Flibbage, "and stop exposing the loop holes in the plot."
"The what?"
"Never mind…"
Everyone stared at her blankly.
"Hark! Let us go- uh- find a soul- Quoth!" she added, and everyone continued as normal.
"I guess," mused Yakky, "Now we have some idea what the dumb sword does, after we've got you a soul Sprout, we could all theoretically go home.
"I'd rather destroy the NGSPIB, idiot."
(Inside Yakky's brain) Ohno! Now what's she pissed off about? Did I say something wrong??"
"Don't be stupid, finding out you've got no soul could sour anyone's mood." Flibbage answered.
"Argh! Get out of my head!!!"
"Well excuse me Mr. 'The contents of my head are so private'!"
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Well, now I feel really mean, thought Fliain, it wasn't as if it was nice seasoning or anything…
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"// Fiddly dee… Red is so gorgeous//
// and her eyes are real pretty//
//And tra la la la…//
//So I wrote her a ditty…" sang Barry, underneath a balcony in the Faery palace gardens.[Can you imagine him singing?]

"Wrong balcony!" resounded Cabbage's voice from above.
"Oops," said Barry, and scampered off into the trees, dragging his mandolin behind him.
Cabbage walked out and leaned over the balcony, to survey her lands. Below, Flom walked past, whistling a jaunty melody and carrying a rake.
"I HATE YOU FLOM!!!"
"-okay!"
Just to make sure he'd heard her properly she took off her shoe and threw it at him, then stomped back inside, drew all the curtains and screamed into a pillow. [A la Lilo and Stitch - ][it's a very angsty film if you discount the aliens.Actually, the thing with the throwing of shoes has become a great in-joke in the various other stories written by Tim and Tom, with such classic lines as 'The last elf I dated threw her shoes at me' and 'Unable to stand it any longer, Emily took off her left shoe and threw it]'
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How does one find God? Beansprout couldn't think of any methods that didn't involve years of quiet meditation and selfless acts. Her plan was to smash artefacts of religious import and to scream obscenities in thunderstorms, until God found her.
"We could go to gospel church?" J said.
"Or," Yakky added, "you could have a near death experience." [That's just begging for a sarky comment like "Oh, I'll wait five minutes, then, shall I?"][ -I don't get it.]
"I've got a plan!" trilled Flibbage.
"Ooh! What?" snapped Beansprout somewhat sarcastically.
"First we have to go to south west England."
"What? Not Nepal?"
Flibbage just gave her a LOOK, before waving her wand. The quartet found themselves in a field surrounded by sheep. About two fields away, a man on a tractor yelled 'Get orf my Property!' and ran to get his gun. [Aaaaaa! It's Robert! ][Yeah but he'd be in France, not Devon.]
"Right! And now for my incantation!" said Flibbage, and raised her wand;
Deities don't have business in Devon,
But we would like to visit HEAVEN!"

*Bang, Shazam, twinkle, twinkle*
"That was the stupidest thing I ever heard," proclaimed Yakky and Beansprout simultaneously, causing J and Flibbage to raise their eyebrows at each other again. However, it certainly looked like heaven; angels, harps, fluffy clouds, lots of white decor, tunnels filled with bright lights.
"I thought it was really clever actually." Flibbage mumbled to herself, but Beansprout didn't hear because she was marching purposefully up to the nearest angel.
"We'd like to speak to God please," she began, trying to remember to be polite to the higher being.
"Well, it's not really possible right now, you see there was this military Coup, and now there's someone new in charge…"
"Not more bloody complications?! I don't care who's in charge, just get me an appointment with them!" and come to think about it, given the combined intelligence of our little crew, this was the point when they should have thought twice. But as it was, they didn't. So the distressed angel led them to the grand high THRONE ROOM OF GAWD. And there on God's right hand side, was Jesus, albeit tied up and gagged, looking extremely worried. In God's throne was a figure. A female figure. She had a perfect haircut. She had expensive snakeskin boots. She had a fitted leather jacket. She had a Gucci handbag.
"Hello again children," said Buffy.
DUM- DAH DUM DUM!
DUM- DAH DUM DUM DAAAAAA!
OHNO READERS, IT SEEMS THAT OUR HEROES HAVE STRAYED ACROSS BUFFY'S LATEST PLOT! WHY WON'T SHE STAY DEAD?
WILL YAKKY BE HAPPY TO SEE HIS MOTHER?
WILL BUFFY BE ANY MORE SCARY THAN USUAL, CONSIDERING THAT J SHOT HER?
ALL THIS AND MORE, NEXT TIME IN INUBUYAKASHA!!!

Episode#1 "The Tale Begins."
Episode#2 "Enter the Token Bloke."
Episode#3 "Stop Silicon Valley, I want to Get Off!."
Episode#4 "Faery Frolics and Fun with a Prophecy."
Episode#5 "The Loco Journeys."
Episode#6 "Cablim gets a Nasty Surprise."
Episode#7 "Beandiana Jones and the Temple of Choom."
Episode#8 "Oddball's Odd Behaviour."
Volume 2: Til Death do us Part
Episode#9 "Happy Birthday, Sweet Fifteen."
Episode#10 "The Sprout Sense."
Episode#11 "Four Funerals and another Funeral.
Episode#12 "Misty Water Colour Spirit Realm...."
Episode#13 "Interview with a Vampire Slayer."
Episode#14 "Ra-Ra-Rasputin!"
Volume 3: Space Opera
Episode#15 "Now the Thugs don't Work..."
Episode#16 "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes."
Episode#17 "Lardraptors!"
Episode#18 "Go Folk Yo' Mama!"
Episode#19 "The Platetrix."
Episode#20 "In Space no one can Hear you Order Pizza."
Episode#21 "Deepwater Yak."
Episode#22 "Yak trek."
Episode#23 "Planet of the crepes."
Episode#24 "Dude Where's my Comedy Plot Conventions?."
Volume 4: Unconventional
Episode#25 "A Clockwork Beansprout."
Episode#26 "The Long Awaited Explaination."
Episode#27 "Ten things I hate about 'funny' cartoon crossovers."
Episode#28 "The Plan."
Volume 5: Happy Endings
Episode#29 "We're off to See a Werewolf..."
Episode#30 "The Yak and the Beansprout."
Episode#31 "The fellowship of the Thing."
Episode#32 "The one Where the Cast of Friends do Nothing and the Cast of IBYKS do little more."
Episode#33 "Meet your Yak."
Episode#34 "The Laughing Yak."
Episode#35 "Lord of the Thing(s)."
Episode#36 "Extra Extra Special with Magic, Cheese and Tesco."
Episode#37 "Faeries and Werewolves and Yaks, oh My!."
Episode#38 "IBYKS The animated feature film."
Episode#39 "The return of the Parents of the Children."
Episode#40 "Events Concluding Those which Preceeded."
Episode#41 "The Chips of WRATH!."
Episode#42 "In which Cabbage has Angst."
Episode#43 "Heaven is a Shoeshop."
Episode#44 "The Importance of being Soulless."
Episode#45 "Vinyl fantasy."
Volume 6: Killing Time
Episode#46 "Where is My Happy Ending...?"
Episode#47 "The Books of Faerie."
Episode#48 "Back to the Future from the Past..."
Episode#49 "The Time and Space of the Old Dude with the 'tache."
Episode#50 "Sprout, Flib, Yakky & J's Excellent Adventure."
Episode#51 "The Nerds The Nerds!"
Episode#52 "The Land of Reality."
Episode#53 "Ordinary (boring) World."
Episode#54 "Smoke and Mirrors."
Episode#55 "Some things we hate about Clones."
Episode#56 "I've got no Idea what you did Last Summer..."
Episode#57 "The Shoe Towers."
Episode#58 "Pizza is a dish best Served Cold."
Episode#59 "Sprout's Masked Replica."
Episode#60 "Curiouser and Curiouser..."
Episode#61 "Not another Season Finale?."
Volume 7: Intertextuality
pisode#62 "Faerietale."
Episode#63 "When Narrative Functions Turn Bad..."
Episode#64 "Jack, the Beanstalk, The Beauty, The Beast, The Witch, The Wardrobe and Will."
Episode#65 "Its a Good Li(f)e."
Episode#66 "The one with Four Titles..."
Episode#67 "The B Team."
Episode#68 "Narnia Has Nothing on this..."
Episode#69 "Clash of the Heroines."
Episode#70 "To Infinity and Beyond."
Episode#71 "The Thingwraith."
Episode#72 "Ghostmom."
Episode#73 "And all that Black Widow Crap Jazz."
Episode#74 "I've got a theory..."
Episode#75 "Magical Girl- Pretty Scary."
Episode#76 "Wheels within Wheels within Wheels- ARGH!"
Episode#77 "J's Story."
Episode#78 "Irrevocably Broken."
Volume 8: Loose Ends
Episode#79 "Lots of things Begin With Dee."
Episode#80 "Adventures in Slumberland."
Episode#81 "The One with the Revelation."
Episode#82 "Artificial Life Sucks.com."
Episode#83 "Saving Beansprout's Brain."
Episode#84 "The Road is Folking Hard..."
Episode#85 "The One with Gender Issues."
Episode#86 "Disneyland."
Episode#87 "(DEMON)Llama Llama Llama..."
Episode#88 "Perspective."
Episode#89 "Me, Myself and Ai."
Episode#90 "Wedding Cake or Death."
Episode#91 "Real Life.or Pizza, With Extra Cheese."
Extras
Episode#92 "Prologue in Manga Form."
Episode#93 "Curtain Opens."
Episode#94 "Trailer for series six."
Episode#95 "A nepalese Werewolf in London."(Flashback story, prelude to series eight)
Episode#96 "Fantasy Life Sucks."
Episode#97 "Credits Roll."
Episode#98 "IBYKS Companion (Part 1)."
Episode#99 "IBYKS Companion (Part 2)."
Episode#100 "IBYKS Companion (Part 3)."