Our heroes received a call from Vladicon V’s magistrate, who is all kinds of panic! Catpires are taking over the skies and shattering cities using all they can find as scratching posts, buildings, streets, furniture, and everything else they can sink their claws in to. Deserts are becoming litter boxes. The air is heavy with the high pitched hissing, which is much too much for the native vampires to bear.
Our heroes dust off their gear for another quirky adventure!
A call from Planet Nus informs our heroes mowgoats are devouring all of the plants! They’ve tunneled under nearly all of the planet’s farms nomming all the plants from underground.
Our heroes jump in the rocket and hope Zetaman’s flying skills haven’t gotten too rusty. While en route, they discuss what can possibly be done about the 5-legged, blue, octagon shaped critters that are the troublesome mowgoats.
Break consults the onboard computer to find out more about them. Their stats are as follows:
Intelligence: equivalent to an average earth pig
Diet: non- discriminating herbivores
Method of communication: telepathy
Basically, we’ll be attempting to negotiate with telepathic, intelligent, mole-like goats.
Upon entering Nus’s orbit, Zetaman notices something odd about the planet, but didn’t know quite what until he felt the landing gear sink in to the ground. It would appear the mowgoats’ tunnels have depleted the molecular stability of the planet’s surface.
Using an escape hatch, we climbed out and oriented ourselves. Locals met us and explained they didn’t know how to communicate with the mowgoats but there were rumors of a mowgoat whisperer.
Zetaman and Shadow Man consult the intergalactic database and run a siphon program in order to determine the most likely hideout spot of this supposed whisperer.
Meanwhile, Break poked about our vessel looking for anything that might be useful. Only one jetpack with enough fuel was found.
They draw straws and Shadow Man wins the honor of donning the pack and making the journey. Zetaman and break wished him luck and waited nervously for his return.
Shadow Man finds the whisperer, Tim, in a cave just outside of town- a cave, which oddly still has plants around it.
With his consent, Shadow Man lassos Tim, tying them together much like tandem skydivers. They flew back to the nervous nellies atop the rocket ship.
With Tim’s help, the message “You are destroying this planet, draining all of the flora. The natives require these plants for their life source.”
Feeling ashamed and horrible about what they’ve done, the five mowgoats agree to make amends but they didn’t know what to do!
Nus is their home too and well, they get hungry and can’t go above gr4ound. Our squad contacts the planet’s best botanist and scientist, who collaborate and create cheepox, a plant that sprouts anew as soon as it’s cut.
Since only one part of the planet was all sinking-like, the Nusians and us planted cheepox all over this sector and a treaty was signed between the Nusians and mowgoats declaring that the mowgoats will only eat from this patch of the planet.
Happy to no longer be considered the nemeses of Nus, the mowgoats showed their gratitude for our help by un-sinking our ride. We then headed home to get all un-muddy-fied and eat huge bowls of salad.
On March 12th, Shadow Man, Break, Snoopy and Zetaman embarked on a glorious day of playing in the dirt for a good cause!
The Squad decided to join the Isedinites’ celebration of planting day. Planting day was established to help maintain the atmosphere and food supply, also known as the “Festival of Isedious.”
On their lovely two-sun planet Ised in the galaxy of Dusnmo, we planted 52-acres of vines bearing a light brown, heart-shaped, fruit. Each vine was attached to lines running between two poles. In less than an earth month, the vines would zigzag their way between the poles, resembling something like a volleyball net.
After the planting, everyone celebrated with games and listening to live music performed by Ewuuk. Zetaman was none too thrilled with the music choice, so be busied himself with games of badminton and plain-runner shoes.
Meanwhile, Shadow Man practiced his not so subtle dance moves in front of the stage, grooving his heart out with a large sample of the locals.
Break was happily jumping in to piles of leaves and giggling with the younger Isedinites, not paying any mind to … well… anything that didn’t involve goofy, uncoordinated fun.
Once the festivities died down, and our heroes helped clean up, they happily but tiredly boarded the rocket for home.
“A Louisiana police officer has gone above and beyond the call of duty by making a mentally disabled and autistic boy’s dream come true.”
Hill went out of his way to welcome Blaize in to the larger social community that many take for granted. For sharing his compassion, time, energy, and effort, he is an everyday hero and hereby nominated as this week’s honorary member of the Squad for Good.
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Louisiana Police Officer Makes Mentally Disabled Teen’s Dream Come True
Michael Garcia is an everyday hero and now an honorary member of the Squad for Good for his awesome stance against able-ists!
On November 15, 2012, Shadow Man sat down once again to share.
The following is a small window in to his journey towards a better life:
One year ago, nearly to the date, Rose began her 3-month stay in a physical rehabilitation facility. Her absence from home, especially during the holidays, quickly sent Shadow Man spiraling into a deep depression.
However, edging in on Rose’s 2nd month away, just in time for Christmas, Shadow Man suddenly realized that maybe- just maybe- instead of gaining a sense of self from others’ needs, he needed to focus on his own needs and take care of himself.
Cleaning the house was overwhelming and he needed help completing tasks; he recognized that. However, there were things he could do on his own, be it cleaning or making himself smile. He seized those warm fuzzy thoughts and feelings, enabling himself to figure out the steps he needed to take to better care for his emotional, spiritual, and physical selves. Wait, who am I kidding, that was the first time he could remember even taking time to identify his needs in those areas.
He spoke with his doctor about improving his physical health, and made an appointment to speak with a nutritionist. Walking and exercising became a regular part of his daily schedule. Not to ignore his emotional and spiritual needs, he began meeting with a pastoral coordinator once a week.
There weren’t unicorns in the end, but Shadow Man did see his world brighter. As his thoughts decided to play nice and get in line, he found himself surrounded by silver linings.
On our heroes’ twenty-fifth mission, they learn to make asparagus soup and put 13-tentacled, purple grainy skinned, red-eyed Squidpi in time out.
While returning home from their last mission, our heroes get a mayday call! The Planet Harvesters are not very happy with the havoc the Squidpi babies are causing. Without a care, they are zooming around in space looking for things to blow up! Just staring then blinking their big red eyes and BOOM! Asteroid confetti.