Volume 1: a Foolish Faerietale

(I'm writing this episode listening to Gabrielle's 'Dreams' which creates entirely the wrong atmosphere.)


Episode #71 "The League of Mildly Surprising Gentlemen (and Two Ladies)" or "The Thingwraith"

[This is the episode where we started on our campaign of killing people who wouldn't read IBYKS]

"So let me get this straight," Red said to Cabbage. "We've got our team of people out there following Beansprout, and our team of people back home searching for intertextual links and advising them."
"Yes." Said Cabbage, "We have that."
"And without this second team of people, They're pretty much screwed, 'cause we've got all the background files on the Big Pricks and we can tell them what to expect?"
"That is also true."
"And you put me in charge???"
"Listen, I'm as apprehensive as you are, but Flori is out on surreality detail in some far flung corner of the realm, seeing as we still live in a glorified cave."
"Well what are you going to do, whilst I'm cocking this up?"
"I," said Cabbage grandly, "am going for a pedicure," and swept out of the room.
Red sighed and turned to her chosen team, which consisted of Flathryn (for Wisdom), Flelen and Fjenny (for scary combo advising, in the same kind of vein as their scary combo fighting), Flil, Phat, and Flaq (because they were nearby when Oddball announced her findings about the Big Pricks and because they hadn't had much to do that day).
"Okay guys, we're going to be using the Rite of Little Voices in the Head. It's completely painless."
"Good," said the team.
"so just lie back in your chairs while Oddball sticks this plug into the back of your head."
* * *

The League of MSG&2L (otherwise known as the magnanimous seven) were striding boldly through D&D11th in search of some kind of rip in the fabric of space-time, when Jenenchilada shrieked.
"There's something in my head!"
"Argh!" said Yakky, "My head too!"
"What the Folk!?" J exclaimed.
"Oh, hi Flelen," said Heathliffe calmly as if he had imps in his head everyday.
Flee!-Bee squeaked in alarm and Petrobrad assumed a long-suffering expression.
"Flil… if you disturb so much as one of my braincells…" The Twiz threatened.
"Jenen, if you would kindly tell everyone to calm down," said Red, "we're here to pass on our findings on the Big Pricks, so when you get to D'Arcie's house, you won't be killed by Bambi, for example."
Jenenchilada relayed the information. "Hah!" said Heathcliffe, drawing his sword. "I can take on any cute fluffy animal you care to mention!"
"Cute and fluffy…yeah." (Obscure comic book reference. Read strangers in paradise, then you will understand the fear that is bambi)
"Ahem," said Yakky, "Flathryn would like to remind us to get moving, because two weeks have already passed in 'Sprout's timeframe."
"You are so under the thumb…"
"Shut it, Pedro."
"That's PETROBRAD to you!"
* * *
Back in Faerie…
(First person point-of-view of Flori setting up a minor nonsense charm around a drain [Strong symbol of reality, only seen in gritty dramas][you know, first person POV is the single most untrustworthy camera angle in the universe… it's the camera angle of evil…])
"Oh its you," said Flori looking up, (she had been working very hard and so, despite her Faerie knowledge she forgot that you NEVER use these three words in conjunction with this particular camera angle) "Could you give me a hand? Just hold my wand a second-"
When Flori's apprentices arrived a few minutes later, all they found was a half finished charm and a pointy hat lying sadly on the concrete.
* * *
The magnanimous seven crouched in the bushes outside D'Arcie's mansion.
"Now remember," said Flelen through Heathcliffe, "we can't lose the element of surpr-"
"Oh look at the cute little deer!" Heathcliffe interrupted himself in an unnecessarily loud voice.
Before anyone could turn a withering glance at Heathcliffe for his uncharacteristic attack of sentiment, a tall butch blonde woman barreled through the leaves, saw the team crouching, and cracked her knuckles. The cute little deer bared its sharp little teeth.
"Bambi and Bambi! Aiii!" yelled J.
"Isn't it just a deer and a girly looking man?" asked Yakky idiotically.
While the two principal boys were wasting time in their usual endearingly stupid manner, Bambi had Knocked Flee!-Bee out whilst Bambi bit Petrobrad's leg. (I'll leave the question of which Bambi was which up to your own preferences…).
"Curse you!" Shouted Petrobrad, and proceeded to do just that.
"What do we know about Bambis!?" Red asked the other little voices [Don't ask me how she did it, I don't know][Uh, some sort of telepathy… caused by an accident with strange chemicals when she was young?]
"Well the deer is afraid of fire." Flathryn answered.
"And the woman is covered in tattoos!" said Phat.
"Aha!" Said Petrobrad, and worked a very nasty curse which brought the tiger tattoo on Bambi's back to life. J just shot the deer.
"Some people but definitely not me would call that an anticlimax" Yakky told J.
"Eh," J replied with a shrug.
"Can we continue?" The Twiz asked, with unbridled contempt.
* * *
(Faerie… same eerie camera angle)
"Dum dee Dum dee Dum…" Cabbage hummed as her Faerie Beautician (rather similar to a Faerie godmother, but its worse when they mess up) painted her toenails. "What do you want?" she asked ******* rudely.
The wand produced a shower of black sparks and then the room was empty except for a pair of regal looking kitten heels…
* * *
"We've faced the bodyguards, and bypassed the state-of-the-art security systems," said Yakky as he tapped D'Arcie's date of birth into a keypad which opened the front door. "Whats up next?"
"Well you might want to duck." Said Flathryn.
"Flil… what the hell is 'the penitent man kneels before God' supposed to mean?!!!" the Twiz snapped.
"Eeek!" Yelled Jenen, and everyone hit the floor as a huge circular blade shot across the hall and buried itself in the wall.
"Owww," whimpered Yakky.
"What?" asked Flee!-Bee."
"My ears are significantly higher than everyone elses…"
"Hah!" said Heathcliffe unceremoniously and began to use Barry the ashtray to lever the blade out of the door. "That kind of thing happens all the time! Now you'll have manly battle scars."
"Owowow!!!" squeaked Barry.
"Oh shut up! porcelain doesn't have nerve endings." Snapped Yakky. The tip of his left ear was now somewhere else in the room.
"Don't be ceramicist!"
"Shut up!" Heathcliffe said and dropped Barry on the floor, where he chipped. "Your girlfriend is probably in the Dojo, Yakky."
"How does Heathcliffe know the house has a Dojo?" Red asked Flelen.
"I don't know! Isn't he clever?" said Flelen dreamily.
* * *
(Faerie… need we add the camera angle?)
Flibbage lay on a bed in the center of a room covered with healing runes and charms. A complicated Magnetic blood dialysis machine was slowly removing the iron poisoning from her system.
Too easy… thinks our unknown assailant. If she ever even wakes up at all, I'll let the girl deal with her.

Flibbage was having her recurring nightmare. She was strapped to the top of a Christmas tree and was being pelted with sugared almonds. Much to her relief, the landscape changed to become a desolate wasteland.
"Welcome home."
Flib turned around and saw a tall blonde elf standing under a skeletal tree. She was instantly familiar.
"I've seen your portrait in the great hall! You're one of the old queens of Faerie!"
"Late Queen." Said the elf primly, "Yes I am Galabrielle of the Elementals, and former ruler of this Realm. I bring you a warning of what may be."
"That's very nice of you. What is it?"
Galabrielle gestured at the desolate wasteland. "This. This is the possible future of Faerie."
"Funny, it looks pretty much like this already. Couldn't you have told me this two weeks ago?"
Galabrielle pointed at the ground. "The enchanted pool will tell you how these events may come to pass."
"That's a crappy mirror"
Galabrielle sighed, "Will you stop making sarcastic comments and listen to your learned ancestor? A crappy mirror is a perfectly good substitute for an enchanted pool. Just ask any brownie.[for our male readership, if you join the brownies you have to look in the crappy mirror and pretend it's a pool, then you see your reflection and that tells you your supposed to help people out. There's even a song, it goes 'Twist me and turn me and show me the elf. I looked in the water and there saw myself.]
"If you say so, your long-deceased majesty." Flib looked into the crappy mirror.
There was a rush of images and words. Six figures stood silhouetted against a forge whilst one heated a sword in the flames. Then she saw Beansprout hacking and slashing in fragments of all the battles she'd fought. On a sheet of paper she saw the words 'Sword of Slayskull, or the Thing for the opening of locked doors…' Then she saw Beansprout again, practicing sword moves as a dark haired woman called instructions. '…it shall return to its makers, for those who live by the sword shall die by the sword…' then in last gruesome image, she saw Beansprout, surrounded by bodies lying on the ground. One figure was left standing, ready to face her, and with a shock, Flibbage realized it was Yakky.
The mirror turned black, Flibbage raised her eyes back to Galabrielle. "What does this mean? When will it all happen?"
"Some of it has happened already, some of it there is still time to change. The Big Pricks Created the Sword as a means of ultimately ruling the world. As you know, it's a little obsession of theirs. Unfortunately by some lucky twist of fate none of them had the power to weild it, so the task fell to another."
"Sprout?"
"Yes Beansprout. A girl with the necessary turmoil of good and evil within her, for the sword has the same. She's always believed she's used it for good, but the Big Pricks have manipulated you all into bringing down their rivals, the NGSPIB, Buffy… others who wanted to rule the world. Their only rival left is those who protect the Earth, The Realm of Faerie. So they have worked to turn her against her own allies. The Thing knows the will of its creators- whilst they exist it can only be used for their cause."
"She's just a pawn?"
"And just as easily sacrificed. 'All those who live by the sword, will die by the sword…' unless she is stopped, in her fragile mental state it will consume her."
"Why did it choose Beansprout?"
"The Big Pricks are cunning. They saw the four of you and knew that if you weren't working for them, you'd be fighting them, and you'd stand a good chance of winning. And of the four of you… it seems Beansprout is genetically and psychologically perfect to weild that sword. Perhaps it was fate."
"Why do you care anyway? You're dead!"
"This is still my country. And now it is your country. They are taking it apart from the inside. Do you want to see it become this forever?"
"No. I'll be waking up now. And what do you mean now its my country?"
"You'll see." Said Galabrielle, as she began to fade away, "You're in charge now, your majesty."
* * *
The Magnetic [magnanimous bores me now] Seven had finally reached the heart of D'arcie's stronghold (or at least the door to it), Yakky was still whimpering slightly over his torn ear.
"Okay!" said Heathcliffe loudly, "In we go!"
"Why must you always yell?" J asked.
"Beacause Flelen is chattering non-stop in my head, if its any business of yours." Said Heathcliffe defensively.
"Shh!" Jenenchilada hissed, drawing on the power of her magic trainers to pick the lock. "This time can we please keep the element of surprise?
The door clicked, and the League crept stealthily into the darkened room.
"Its quiet…" Flee!-Bee murmured, "Too qu-"
"Lights!" someone said. The dojo was suddenly filled with glaring lights from the ceiling and the Seven found themselves surrounded by Darker Girls with D'Arcie sitting at the far end of the room in a customary black chair.
"Welcome," D'Arcie said, smiling coldly. "So nice you could all make it here."
"Ah, cut your Black Widow crap, D'Arcie!" Said J, then felt very self conscious.
"Beansprout?" called D'Arcie behind her, "Your guests are here."
* * *
(Faerie)
The Little Voices Chamber was silent and still apart from the twitching bodies of the other seven.
A young, nervous looking nymph edged into the chamber and pattered over to the nearest Faerie.
"What are you up to… Fred?"
The nymph squeaked and turned around. Oddball stood in the entrance to the cave, arms folded.
"Nothing!"
"You're Flarry aren't you, Fred?"
"Yes…"
"Tch," said Oddball, "Just a pervy little Nymph, coming to stare at the elves, when they won't notice…"
"I'm not!" said Flarry, eying Fjenny's breasts.
"Go away you little freak, before I call the Queen!"
"Eeep!" said Flarry, who found the Queen so attractive that he was reduced to mere jelly in her prescence, ran away.
Oddball chuckled darkly into the gloom. "Not that she'll be able to hear…" She strode over to the nearest Faerie, grabbed the plug at the back of her head, and pulled.
* * *
Yakky all but forgot the pain in his ear as Beansprout stepped into the room. He remembered someone saying that the timescale differences would mean two weeks had passed for her, but the changes were far too drastic for such a short time. Not only was she dressed in an outfit she'd rather die than wear usually- a skin tight body armor suit, in black naturally- her skin was paler, her eyes darker. She seemed thinner, but she held the Sword of Slayskull with more careless ease than ever. She was so different, he thought, and then realized he found it hard to see her as Beansprout at all.
"Damn," J murmured. Yakky hit him, and then hoped desperately that Flib's curses had been broken because of her injuries.
Meanwhile,the others were preparing for battle, drawing swords, gathering magic and so on.
"Really," D'Arcie said with a yawn, "you've already lost."
"Oh yeah? When?" Flee!-Bee snapped.
"When you invited two members of the Big Pricks into Faerie."
"What?!" yelled everyone, as Petrobrad pitched forwards and lay still on the floor.
* * *
Oddball moved onto the next faerie…
* * *
"Your leaders know Oddball was a double agent, yet still they keep on trusting her," D'Arcie mused. "Fools. Still, I don't expect they had the time to regret it much…"
Flee!-Bee crumpled to the ground.
"And then there's the matter of the infiltrator in this little group…"
"Beansprout!" Yakky hissed. She didn't look at him.
J collapsed with a small grunt of surprise.
"What the folk are you doing!?" Yakky shouted at D'Arcie.
Oddball is disconnecting the Little Voices. A huge shock to both parties involved."
The Twiz fell. Yakky glared at Beansprout. She gave no sign of reaction to the events unfolding in front of her.
D'Arcie tapped her cheek and smiled at the three left standing. "Which one of them is it, Yakky? Isn't the suspense exciting?"
Yakky, turned to look at them, just as Heathcliffe hit the ground. "Its YOU!?" he said, staring at Jenenchilada.
"Yup," the Rogue replied cheerfully.
"How can it possibly be you!?"
"I'm a badass!!!" Jenenchilada smiled, and her clueless expression melted away as she removed a bracelet she was wearing. "You didn't think a rogue as good as me would have only one trick up her sleeve? Amulet of Ditzyness +9, very helpful at making your enemies underestimate you."
"Yakky, heard the frantically yelling voice in his head suddenly being cut off. Whatever had happened to Flathryn, he was obviously mean to stay conscious.
The same thing had obviously happened to Jenenchilada. "Finally, she shuts up," she muttered, and went to stand by D'Arcie.
"What do you want with me?" Yakky yelled, not knowing that this is a special phrase reserved for big-breasted, ineffectual heroines, and sounds dodgy even then.
"Well before we send our little super weapon here into Faerie, we want to check she's capable of killing the people we want her to," D'Arcie said.
"People she's supposed to care about." Jenenchilada added, and smiled at Beansprout. "Go on, kill him."
Beansprout raised the sword [As I was typing, I had media player randomly skipping through my music collection, and just now it came up with 'Firestarter'… now that's fight music!] and stepped forward.
* * *
Flibbage woke so suddenly that she sat up and stared at the cavern wall for several minutes before realizing where she was. Once she'd recovered, she disentangled herself from the majimedical equipment, got to her feet, and padded slowly out into the passage. It was quiet.
"Mum?"
She wandered into a nearby cave, where she found a pair of Cabbage's Regal Kitten-Heels, lying discarded on the floor.
"Okaaay…" Flibbage said, and putting the shoes on to protect her feet from the stone floor she wandered back to the corridor. "Hello? Anyone here?"
Unluckily for an unwell girl, the next room she wandered into was the Little Voices chamber.
"GAAAH!!!" She stared around in panic, then she shook her fist at the ceiling. "So I'm in charge am I!!? In charge of what??? And they seem to be a damn sight further gone than you implied!"
A small psychedelic kangaroo hopped into the cave, carrying a pointy hat between its teeth. It dropped the hat at her feet and began to make random noises. Flib wondered if she was hallucinating, but decided she really didn't care anyway.
"What's that Trippy? *Pause* Oddball?! *Pause* The members of the High Court?! *Pause* Damn that Flarry, what a little perv!!!"
Flibbage thought for a few seconds, then lifted the hat onto her head and folded her arms. "Trippy, I've got a plan."
WHAT HAS ODDBALL DONE?
HOW WILL YAKKY GET OUT OF THIS ONE?
CAN BEANSPROUT BE SAVED?
HOW WILL FLIBBAGE LAUNCH A COUNTERATTACK ARMED ONLY WITH MAGICAL ACCESSORIES, LOW LEVEL MEMBERS OF THE FAERIE COURT AND AN IMAGINARY KANGAROO?
FIND OUT NEXT TIME, ON 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)."