Volume 1: a Foolish Faerietale

Episode #73 "And all that Black Widow Crap Jazz" By Ally

Yet more confusion was cast over the B-list faeries (and their leaders, however temporary) when Flibbage appeared in a shower of sparkles.
"Right, we have to find the Little Voices and Flori before-" she began motivationally(obvious some of the cheerleader spirit had stuck) when a voice interrupted her;
"AND WHO DIED AND MADE YOU QUEEN?"
"You did," Cablim murmured to Cabbage the cat.
"Who said that?" Flibbage asked icily.
"I DID! ME! THIS IS MY DAMN KINGDOM YOUNG LADY!"
Bica quickly explained about the reincarnation incident, ending "…and she's been like this ever since she found out Red drank all her Baileys."
"I'M GONNA KICK RED'S SORRY ASS TOO!"
"Uh-huh, and take on the Big Pricks, and save everyone else from death and revive the adventurers, whilst looking like something from the front of a birthday card. No offense Mum, but you got yourself killed, and I've got a plan."
"HAH!"
"And I'm Queen now. Not you."
"Well I've got valuable information…" Cabbage muttered.
"Such as?"
"I know where to find Red and the Little Voices."
* * *
Red, Flelen Fjenny and Flathryn faced the hooded figure. On the board that rested between them, the game was already in play.
"Okay," Red agreed and made their move.
"Hah!" Fjenny taunted the Reaper. Flelen looked confused.
Death silently shifted more tiles onto the board.
"Godammit." Flathryn sighed.
(Four of) our intrepid subplot narrative arc characters stared at the new development in the game:

Z(4) ~Little Voices.
U(1)
L (2) O(1) X(5) ~Death, with triple word score
U(1)


"That isn't a word!" Fjenny exclaimed.
"Yes it is," said Red miserably, its American for smoked salmon.
"How do you know this useless stuff?"
"The adventures of Overmuscled Girl."
"Duh?"
"Nevermind." [For those who don't speak Alice or Emily this translates as 'Fearless', crap series of books about girl who mysteriously and v. conveniently was born without the fear gene.]
Flelen picked their new letters. "Aww, these are crap..."
"Well, we're all dead," Flathryn agreed.
"True enough," said Red tastelessly, as she stared at the tiles with new conviction, and organized them on the board, "but not for long..."
And spelt out…
...............B(3)
...............A(1)
...............T(1)
...............T(1)
...............L(2)
Z (4) ........E(1)
U (1)....... A(1)
L (2) O(1) X(5)
U(1) .......E(1)

…which crossed a triple word score, two double letters and a triple letter.
"You have won," intoned Death peevishly.
"Thanks Boney," Red said, and the four of them got up to catch the ferry back to the land of the living.
"That was an amazing move," Said Flathryn to Red in a strange voice.
"Thanks!"
"I like the way you managed to use eight tiles when the maximum is seven."
"Well the phrase is 'cheating Death' ."
"Controversial!"
"Shut up Fjen."
* * *
"Okay," said Flibbage, after listening to Cabbage's account of Red's likelihood to try and cheat Death out of sheer bloody mindedness, "I'm gonna need someone to-"
"Hi guys! Whats with the cat?" Red said cheerfully as she and the other three wandered into the cave.
"YOU DRANK MY BAILEYS! AND NOW YOU'VE RENDERED MY USEFUL INFORMATION USELESS!"
"Ooo, yabitch." Said Fjenny.
The fact that Cabbage was a cat seemed to make no difference to Red, "On the other hand, I got us back from Death," she said.
"Although your 'Battleaxe' wouldn't have been all that useful without Flathryn's 'cyanide'. Fjenny pointed out.
"Or indeed, Flelen's 'dog'," Red agreed.
"Never mind Mum," said Bica soothingly, "You can always tell us where Phat, Flil and Flaq are."
"DON'T PATRONISE ME! GET ME DRUNK!!!"
"Yeah, where are they? Flibbage asked.
Red shrugged, "Don't know. Maybe they went on ahead…"
"Uh-oh…"
* * *
"This sucks," said Flil staring around at the shining landscape.
"Hey guys! We're angels and faeries! We're Flangels!" squeaked Phat.
"Or maybe aeries?" Flaq suggested.
"Even better!"
"Hmm," said Flil, "Do you reckon we could get back to the Realm like this?"
"Why do you hate it here?"
"It's BORING! There's nothing but puppies and sunshine and bingo halls!"
"Maybe we could transfer to a Buddhist afterlife," Flaq said, "And get reincarnated as ourselves."
"You can," Phat said, "But I'm going to be a Guardian Flangel!"
"Uh… good for you Phat, see you back in the Mortal Plane sometime."
"Okay!"
* * *
In the council cave, the substitiute Faerie council consisted of Flibbage, Cabbage, Red Bica and Cablim.
"I say, we try to revive the Slumbering Seven, get back the rest of our Little Voices, and send them up against the Big Pricks, along with my- I mean - the Queen's- Ninja Cohort of Deadly Kung-Shoe Bodyguards," Cabbage said after being placated with Flodka.
"But itsh been 'stablished that they're all useless against even one of the Big Pricks," Red slurred being inebriated rather than placated, "S'no point flogging a dead… plot device…"
"RED!"
"Whaaat!? I'm the only human in the room anyway!"
"She has a point," Flibbage mused, "the only person who can take them out is Sprout, hence my plan."
"But she's insane!"
"So we revive J, take him back to the pocket reality, and the three of us will try and get her head straight."
Cabbage pulled a sweet (she could hardly look anything else, she was a small kitten afterall) face. "She might not be able to hurt you, but if you let her out of that cage- and you'll have to some time- what's to stop her from Chopping Yakky and J into messes?"[Thankyou Othello]
"Thass if she hasn't already killed Yakky."
Everyone stared at Red, who said "Whaaat?" again, and slid off her chair.
"That's not something I had considered," said Flib in a small voice.
"Why not? This is Mr. 'yelling I LOVE YOU solves everything' Yakky we're talking about!"
"Yes but I specifically told him not to-"
"Flibbage… he's a man."
"Oh God, why did I leave him there?"
"Well if he's still alive, there is one way you can protect him."
"I can't do any magic on Sprout, she's had her brain messed with enough."
"It's not a spell as such… more of a ritual…"
* * *
First Beansprout had paced up and down the cage, for what seemed like hours.
Then she'd asked for a glass of water. Yakky had said no.
"Why not?"
"You might stab me with a concealed weapon."
Beansprout pirouetted. "Go on, tell me. Where would I hide a weapon?"
"Well-"
"Don't finish that sentence."
Tentatively Yakky had taken her a polystyrene cup of water [Where from?][ The water cooler of course], and Beansprout had tried to pick his pocket.
"Flib didn't give me a key." Yakky explained.
"Darn."
Later she'd faked a seizure.
"Not even convincing," Yakky had told her, feeling quite pleased with himself.
"I hate you dog-boy!"
"Can't kill me though."
"Just wait…"
After several more attempts, she'd been silent for almost an hour.
Yakky had returned to his old tactic of staring fixedly into empty space whilst watching her out of the corner of his eye until she said "If you don't stop staring at me I'll -spout poisonous abuse at you."
"Why should today be different to any other.." sighed Yakky, staring at her from the chair.
"What is with you? You'r like some kind of lovesick puppy!"
"I always look like that to you."
Beansprout glanced at him, "You think I used to be your girlfriend, right?"
"I don't think, I know! You're the one with the false memories!"
"How do you know that?"
"Yakky started to answer then paused, "This is another trick, isn't it?"
"Ooo, the puppy is getting good," Beansprout muttered and yawned. "Can I have some more water?"
"Okay," Yakky got her a cup and held it up to the bars.
Beansprout grabbed his wrist and painfully yanked him forwards. ""You are really so stupid!" she said, holding a knife under his throat.
"You didn't have a knife before!" Yakky yelped, struggling.
"Sleight of hand, and false sense of security, fool. I'm an evil genius with circus elf skills. Now give me the key!"
"I don't-"
"I saw her give you a key before she left! And even if I hadn't, you get a twitch in your eyelid when you try and lie…"Silently Yakky reached into his inside pocket, then stopped.
"Give me the key or I'll kill you." She hissed in his ear.
"You'll kill me anyway." Yakky said resignedly.
"Oh that's right!" Beansprout said chirpily-
-and was thrown backwards across the cage.
"WHAT THE FOLK!??" she screamed, scrabbling against the invisible barrier "THE FAERIE ISN'T EVEN HERE!!!"
"I don't have to be," Flibbage said reappearing with a revived J. She looked pale and irritated.
"Wow Flib! You have no idea how useful that spell was!" Yakky said in a typically inane way.
"Spell yeah, magic and Faeries, hahaha…"
"What?"
"…you're going to kill me…"
"Why?"
"…it wasn't exactly a spell, but bear in mind, you'd be dead if we hadn't…"
"Flib, what are you talking about?"
Flibbage seemed to be hyperventilating, so J stepped in.
"Sprout can't hurt you, he said "because you're now the King of Faerie."


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)."