Volume 1: a Foolish Faerietale

Episode #68 "Narnia has nothing on this..." or "The Darker Girl"
By Emily

[This week and you will be pleased to know you only made one INCONSISTENCY-and it is this; Barry is currently a cute rabbit not a Sprout... fool. Now I havemocked your foolishness, on with the tale...][Tch! A sprout is more ironic.][ How?]

" What is it Jenenchilada? Another picture of Mike Ginola? Beige wallpaper? " Sighed Cabbage resignedly.
" No, it's Beansprout, she's-disappeared! "
" What!?! "
"She wason the tracking device one second-then she just vanished! "
"Uh oh," said Red, looking up from her books.
* * *
Beanderella had found the intertextual link without too much hassle. She still had superpowered intellect that was telling her that she must have caused some kind turbulence when she got here, (got here-hadn't she'd grown up here?) and she could go back by retracing his steps. Unfortunately, this seemed to clash with another part of her brain there was frantically screaming "Don't ask me, I'm just a girl!"
" I am cracking up, " she said to herself and chuckled as she wandered along the towards the video shop where she had first appeared. The wind blew across her face whipping strands of long black hair about, which surprised her, as hadn't hair been sliced in a fight-what fight? The one where she'd been shot in the... side, or was it her shoulder...?
And all along that third voice was yelling that girls didn't fight, princesses didn't fight. Still struggling against the voices she walked into the textual rift that only she could see, and straight into D&D11th.
The sun was shining, the birds were singing, heroes were heroing, wizards were cursing that their Wisdom score was only 13 so they couldn't learn that spell they'd need to defeat the dragon before it toasted them...
And suddenly the nerdy personification of said rules appeared to Bean/Sprout/derella/tchoo, and screeched "You! I told you to stay out!"
" Do not mess with me puny male! " Snarled whoever she was.
" But-but! You could at least be some burly Valkyrie type-not just some-Princess with a chip on her shoulder! "
" Get lost! I am in no mood for the rules! " She replied psychotically, and brandished the jagged sword hilt and him.
"Aii! By the Power of Slayskull! She has the power! " D&D11th personified shrieked like a girl, holding up his hand in the sign to ward off the evil eye.
" Why so I do, " Bean(derella?) replied, as the sword hilt glowed green, then she disappeared.
''Phew! " Said D&D11th to himself, as a stricken looking Yakky came across the hillside running at full pelt and skidded to a stop.
" Was that Beansprout I saw you with?! "
" Oh so now you want to be the hero. Make your mind up... "
"Was it her!?! "
" No, that was not Beansprout. '' said D&D11th, entirely truthfully.
* * *
Beanderella found herself in a room decorated in a green and black hi-tech style , where a beardy man sat behind a desk.
" Greetings Beanderella, I am the Sarchitect, creator of the Sword of Slayskull. "
" Oh, so it is a sword, " said Beanderella who didn't find any of this strange was some reason.
" Yes indubitably [Dammit how do you spell that- good at least the voice rec. software knows], it is a sword of immense destructive force activated by anger and cynicism and powered by the energy of violent and destructive personalities. It has uses for good and of course-the opposite. I believe you have already met the guardian of its positive side-Mervyn? "
I-don't remember that. '' said Beanderella suspiciously.
" I won't contest that. So to continue, the sword was created by the organisation known as the Big Pricks but it was discovered that no one had the necessary personality traits to wield it effectively, until that is, you came across it."
'' But it's broken, " said Beanderella, showing him the jagged hilt.
" I can easily fix it, " replied the Sarchitect, " But I would ask something of you in return. You have three voices in your head, yourself-the Princess Beanderella, a woman known as Katina Choovanski, and a girl calling herself Beansprout Jones. That third voice-is were what I want from you."
" One of these blasted voices? You can have it! "
" Then you can have the sword. Use it well. ''
" Oh I will. ''
* * *
" She's back! She's back! " Squeaked Jenenchilada at the computer screen, as everyone rushed over to see.
" Let me look, let me look! " Yelled Barry the Sprout.
" Oh be quiet, '' Cabbage answered him, and with a flick of her wand turned him into a pink toilet roll holder doll-thing.
" Ha ha. You look ridiculous! " Said Heathcliffe, who had acquired a mini-coke from somewhere.
Petrobrad joined in with the mocking.
" Okay, Flibbage is on a mission to intercept, " said Red, ruthlessly shoving Jenenchilada out the way with a cry of " heeeeey! "
" Let's just hope that Yakky can manage not to die, until Flibbage gets there with the back-up. '' said Cabbage.
" Who did she take with her anyway? " Asked Flori as they looked around the room, " everyone's still here, everyone except her and... J. "
" Oh dear God, she's got a plan. ''
* * *
Somehow, some way, thought Yakky gloomily, this is all J's fault. Marry my girlfriend will he? Him and his stupid R-Bomb... oh no! What if thinking evil thoughts counts, Argh!
Just at that moment he was startled by the sudden and unannounced reappearance of Beansprout, holding what looked like a green rather than blue version of the Sword of Slayskull.
" Beansprout? Argh!-I mean, uh, how sane you feeling today? " He stammered, looking at the same, yet creepily different girl regarding him sceptically.
" There isn't a Beansprout anymore, " she answered coolly, " she was here, but now she's gone, which suits me fine. ''
"But-but, " stammered Yakky, " That's my girlfriend! "
" Oh well, she must have been just crazy about you then, seeing as we were going to marry Sir William and all... " she answered sarcastically, as a sword hummed a brighter green,.
" Shut up!, yelled Yakky foolishly " She's my girlfriend, and you'd better give her back, whatever the hell you are! ''
" Listen you little idiot, " she hissed, picking him up by the collar of his shirt, " My name, for the last time, is Beanderella, I am a Parker Girl and some people call me Princess, but to no one ever tells me to shut up! Now you tell me where that redheaded bitch and my idiot fiance are, or I swear I will run you through with this damn sword! Hell, I might just do it anyway. "
" I don't even kn-" Yakky began, but was interrupted by familiar voice,
" Put him down, Beanderella, we're already here."
Beansprout let go of Yakky and slowly turned around. There was Flibbage, crackling with magic, and J with a gun aimed at Beanderella's chest.
" Ready with the plan Flib? '' said J, without looking away from his aim.
"Oh I have a plan," said Flibbage, and raised one hand in the air, " Stop! " she intoned, and there was- the localised time spell that it only worked once before, in Faerie, in an emergency, with the right narrative prerequisites that had made her the protagonist. Well, when your heroine is deranged, evil, and possibly not even in her physical body, what's a sidekick gonna do? The spell affected everything except Beanderella and Flibbage.
" Beanderella, " Flibbage said calmly " my orders are to take you back to Faerie. And there's an easy way, or a hard way. ''
"Oh, " said Beanderella or, tapping her chin mockingly, " what a predicament! Guess which way I choose, you fiancee stealing bitch!!! " She ended with a violent snarl and lifted the sword.
" Bring it on." said Flibbage darkly, cracking her knuckles.
TUNE IN NEXT TIME TO LEARN THE OUTCOME OF THE CENTURIES BIGGEST SHOWDOWN! BIGGER THAN WILLOW VERSUS BUFFY , BIGGER THAN LUKE SKYWALKER VERSUS HIS DAD! YES, IT'S THE ANSWER TO THE QUESTION WE'VE ALL ASKED OURSELVES;
"WHO'S MORE DANGEROUS, BEANSPROUT OR FLIBBAGE?"

[Which is actually the thought that inspired this whole episode, I left the outcome to Alice because we all know how she loves to write about angst betrayal and gore.]
[Yay, I have blood soaked plans...]

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)."