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Psi Klone Hits Babbage

TO: Mr Buckminster Solo, Shockley Biologics Institute, New Babbage

FROM:  Sir Fenton Rowsinger-Plint, SIMCo HQ, London

RE: “Am I Hallucinating?”

Mr Solo… We are unable to categorically account for your sightings of the two gentlemen in question except to say that you probably shouldn’t have seen them at all. While our agents have not been able to locate Mr Arkright for several months, I can assure you that Dr Dendrite has not made any unscheduled visits to New Babbage and has been thoroughly annoying us at our London facility for the past few weeks. I am very much afraid the person you witnessed who so resembled him was not, strictly speaking, a person.

It is my suspicion that you encountered one of the escaped shape-changers from our Psi-morphic Research Clinic, one capable of scanning your mind and assuming the appearance and mannerisms of someone known to you. We are on the verge of recapturing two of them, Madam Memick and Cavalier Clay, but Mr Zeroxin Klone and others remain at large and entirely unaccounted for. Be aware that Klone is an inveterate and talented liar. If local citizens notice a marked increase in acts of fraud, swindling, flimflammery, grifting and more dead bodies lying around than seems routine, please alert us (through secure company channels) at once.

If you spot Dr Dendrite or Mr Arkright around town again, APPROACH WITH CAUTION as they are, most likely, desperate and deadly duplicates who are definitely not acting under our Chairman’s orders. We would prefer to re-capture our wayward proteans alive, but if Shockley Hall or any valuable Institute personnel are threatened, do feel free to respond with lethal force. In an effort to avoid any unwanted legal action, please be sure to only liquidate individuals who look like people you know. Our lawyers will appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

Yours managerially,
Sir Fenton

 

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10 Comments

  1. Nymlet Nymlet January 27, 2013

    At present… ‘more dead bodies’ would probobly just be heaped on the ones already appearing.

  2. Tepic Harlequin Tepic Harlequin January 27, 2013

    errrr….. liquidate only people you know….. oh dear…. errrrr… WE haven’t met before, have we?

  3. Brother Malus Brother Malus January 27, 2013

    So, umm, where did you say you saw a dead body? 

  4. Mack Blackwell Mack Blackwell January 27, 2013

    And how exactly would one go about “liquidating”? Not that I’m looking for a new form of weaponry to fiddle with or anything.

  5. Nathan Adored Nathan Adored January 28, 2013

    Okay, how do we know this isn’t just a diabolical ruse to trick someone into killing their own friends out of paranoia?

  6. Nymlet Nymlet January 28, 2013

    i market a experimental acidgun.. that might just well liquidate somone if used enough…

  7. The Undertaker The Undertaker January 28, 2013

    *looks around his alread-crowded mortuary*

    Perhaps I should hire an assistant.

  8. Thomas Morlock Thomas Morlock January 28, 2013

    *Looks up from his plate of leg and smiles at Spurgan Morlock*

    I never thought I’d say this – but thank Father Foehammer we live underground.

    • Spurgan Morlock Spurgan Morlock January 28, 2013

      *glances at Thomas’s plate*

      You gonna eat that?

  9. Nymlet Nymlet January 28, 2013

    no,no,no…i plan..i mean, i think that the stray bodies will not contiue much longer.

    if all goes as planned.

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