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Journal Entry – The Academy Tram Disaster

Journal Entry – 2nd of September 188 *hears the crash and sound of twisted metal outside*

*scurries to the front door only to be face to face with a street tram blocking the entrance*

“ohhhhhhhhhh sh**”

*runs back to the hotels old Academy entrance and forces the creaky door open and looks round to the track line to see a line of trams all pushing each other towards the pileup outside of the hall*

So, dear Journal, it seems that Mr Cleanslate has switched on the tram system again.  As of the present moment in time though there seems to be an arguement within the tram community as to which one of them should actually run on the tram line.


With any luck Mr Cleansla…*hears a crash coming from the bathing hall side of the hotel…*



*runs out the Fullarton Plaza entrance of the hotel towards the Aether Salon*


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  1. Grendel Footman Grendel Footman September 2, 2010

    new trams seem just as temperamental as the old

  2. Sheryl Skytower Sheryl Skytower September 2, 2010


    the more things change…

    *collapses with laughter*

  3. Mosseveno Tenk Mosseveno Tenk September 2, 2010

    i’ve really missed those little guys…


  4. Queer Hermit Queer Hermit September 2, 2010

    Actually I was riding 502 (after a fashion) earlier in the evening before the breeding frenzy.  I noticed that after a problem occurred, the tram did announce the de-rez but it never occurred.  In fact it posted it several times without anything happening.  One other curious thing that I noticed was that when I was in the central station, the movement of 501 produced a sympathetic response from 502…very odd.

  5. Aeolus Cleanslate Aeolus Cleanslate September 2, 2010

    The NBTA would like to apologize for the disruption caused by the recent malfunction of the newly patented Streetcar Parturition And Weaning Nodule device recently implemented on the Academy Line. As with any new invention, performance wrinkles are to be expected and the public’s patience is appreciated. The manufacturer (Steamweaver Heavy Industry) has assured us that further disruption is unlikely, but that if it does occur they will be happy to resolve the problem for a small fee.

    ((OOC: the trams being rezzed had the self-destruct commented out. It’s back on and functioning properly. I hope.))

    • Ceejay Writer Ceejay Writer September 3, 2010

      I believe we are quickly approaching the second anniversary of my request for a proper insurance policy.  My confidence in these trolleys behaviour is still quite low!  Though, you are no doubt grateful I never sued for my broken arm.  (those trolleys really should have some sort of .. oh, what would you call it? A  belt… for a seated passenger?  I’m sure I can come up with a name for such a harness.  In case a passenger may have had a drink or ten, for their own safety, don’t you know.) Er, I digress.   During what upcoming decade might I expect delivery of my policy of property insurance, Maceholder?

  6. Stargirl Macbain Stargirl Macbain September 2, 2010

    *hoots with laughter* Oh!  I HAVE missed those trolleys!

  7. Zaida Gearbox Zaida Gearbox September 2, 2010

    Ah guess dis means no more walking along de tracks pickin up coal for heat.  *coughs*

  8. Kimika Ying Kimika Ying September 2, 2010

    I only wish I had been there to see it….and to set up my deep-fried “Bangers & Mash Onna-Stick” kiosk for the benefit of the gathering crowd.

    (( Scripting problems are vexing but I must say this is a magnificent example.  ))

    • Grendel Footman Grendel Footman September 3, 2010

      how does the mash stay on the stick?

  9. blakopal Galicia blakopal Galicia September 3, 2010

    yup. looks like the Babbage Trolly service is running as usual.

    (remembers to look three ways when crossing the tracks in the future!)

  10. Ceejay Writer Ceejay Writer September 3, 2010

    Victor, are these your photos?  I’m asking as a Primgraph Reporter. *grin*  Might I have reprint rights for the Primgraph blog?

  11. Breezy Carver Breezy Carver September 3, 2010

    *Idea*…………..Head Line For Ceejay !!!   

    “There Back”  !!!!!

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