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September something something.
Sadly this chip is only good for recording and not for playback.
I've definitely long lost track of time, traveling with Captain from one part of the city to another.
It's probably not even September, but most likely October. Anyway it doesn't really matter, because it's always cold thanks to nuclear winter and it's always either snowing or "ashening" with rare instances of sunlight breaking through the thick, gloomy, black clouds overhead.
I've made many mistakes in my past, and I don't have much to look forward in the future, but yet I keep living for some reason, even if that reason is captain's continuous entertainment.

      Everyday before I fall asleep I think of what horrible things the captain will do tomorrow. This week the bastard kept dressing me up in ridiculous outfits and giving me new "personalities to play". Where does one find the time to dig up costumes? Yesterday I woke up all dressed up like an old lady and Captain addressed me as "Aunt Snippey". Then there was "Clown Snippy", "Superhero Snippy" and "Zombie snippy". "Zombie snippy" consisted of simply throwing dirt on me and running away screaming "THE ZOMBIES ARE RISING! HE HAS TURNED! DEFEND YOURSELVES!" and usually ends up with me getting hit on the head with a blunt object at the end of the day. I've learned to wrap a scarf on my head under the hood of the jacket so it doesn't hurt as much.
The worst is probably "Fireman Snippy" where I wake up to screams "LA LA LA LA LA. ALL FIREMEN REPORT TO STATIONS! THERE'S A FIRE ON 12TH AND BROADWAY!".
This one time captain even lit my shoe on fire to "SIMULATE THE URGENCY OF THE SITUATION".
However this apparently wasn't realistic/stressful/urgent enough, so on the next day captain actually somehow lit an entire skyscraper on fire and tried to shove me inside screaming "SAVE THE CHILDREN! WHY WON'T ANYONE THINK OF THE CHILDREN!". Thank god my G Directorate issue Officer uniform is fireproof.
It's like my sanity and humility are being tested. If I could I would totally strangle... no that would be far too easy and then I would be completely alone, or even worse.. left to babysit Pilot.
Does the director of this madness ever sleep? I would try to pay attention, but I've been too busy trying to survive to notice. Everyday I find less and less food and most of the canned stuff is horribly expired, so every can is a guess and gamble where winning is not throwing up. I tried to catch Captain off guard, but no, apparently that's impossible. Before I close my eyes the captain's tall form hovers over me, and whenever I open them in the morning it is still there in the same spot, hovering, standing guard over me, looming. Is it possible to sleep standing up? The looming gets quite spooky at times, really, even though I should have gotten used to it by now. Sometimes I suspects that captain does sleep horizontally, but leaves a "dummy" form to stand over me for purposes of confusing and irritating me.
Or how about this? To wake me up, every god damn time captain tries to use a different loud noise. There was the "screaming random nonsense" day, "air-horn" day, "broken piano", "banjo", "VUVUZELA day", "garbage bins", "singing badly" and "saxophone". Okay I admit the saxophone wasn't terrible, captain gave me a pleasant surprise there by playing an actual tune.
Our last batteries were wasted playing "NYAN CAT" on a micro-player, over and over and over in an endless loop. After only a weeks of this nonsense, I had to "eliminate" the micro-player in an "unfortunate accident".
One time I woke up from terrible vibrations. I'm pretty sure Pilot helped with this one- they stuffed my sleeping body into a shopping cart to recreate a scene from "Jackass" poster that they've found somewhere.
It sucks being the only person left alive with common sense. At least I don't have to clean up after them - they can break all the things they want and trash whatever they want. We have to keep constantly moving anyway, to find new sources of food and uncontaminated water.
Breaking things is probably captain and pilot's favorite hobby. Once they started a war against "EVERY TRAFFIC LIGHT IN EXISTENCE" there was no stopping them. Captain even made me write a "treaty", that was personally narrated out-loud and then had me deliver the said treaty to the "enemy", the enemy being as you might have already guessed... a bloody traffic light. Why am I doing these things for captain, you ask? Mostly because if I don't obey "Captain's orders", Pilot will take away my rifle by force, or snatch er' while I sleep, and I don't enjoy being without my rifle since the mutated wild-life is never friendly.
Pilot can't aim as well as me, I'll tell you that much. Also, there are vague threats of "microwaving" all my possessions if I disobey, although I am entirely not sure where Pilot expects to find a fully functional microwave.
It probably means breaking all my stuff and dancing on it, or possibly starting a series of small fires. Sometimes, I hear Pilot mumbling under his breath about dislocating me because captain trusts me too much and that I am "not worthy of dancing in the grand master's divine shadow".


Excuse me, a flying shark just tried to lope my face off. Looks like some jackass tied air balloons to a crawler worm-monster, making it levitate. There was a note attached to it that said "HELLO, MY NAME IS PHOTOSHOP. FEED ME SNIPPY."
  ...I definitely did not expect this, although I feel like I should have known better and looked forward to it.

What are you looking forwards to?

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ArcadianEngineering's avatar
The Pilot we'd seen thus far came across as childlike, playful and ultimately harmless. From this he's beginning to seem like more of a jealous and vengeful, if still insane, psychopath. He's like a religious extremist whose religion is the worship of an avatar of madness. It's a little frightening.
Moonlightglitter's avatar
I'm so sorry, Mr. Snippy. :huggle:
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punkxforestxsprite's avatar
I'm looking forward to the new RA comic!
YuckyPearls's avatar
One of the few times that I'm glad we can fave journals. :)
SymbolsWriter's avatar
Epic Sax Captain, obviously
kH0R0Z's avatar
you know you've got quite the narrative talent?
i thoroughly enjoy reading these ^^
Sinneli's avatar
Snippy. This is perfectly natural. As an apocalyptic survivor (i'm gonna make something about it. taking my time) You are entitled to meet anyone with enough insanity to destroy the world. And although you can't use this situation to your advantage (Captain is too unpredictable), play along with the Captain to see if he cuts slack on you. Pretend, not really do something. Don't burn down the whole building. If the Captain does that, then jump in the building before it crashes and go out through the other side, grab a rock and say I rescued a baby rock from the building.
despairforme's avatar
Can't you be a little bit nicer to Snippy? Honestly, Captain...
I love these journal updates! I feel so sorry for Snippy yet absolutely hooked to the story at the same time. I am looking forward to your next update!
causeallidoisdance's avatar
I'm looking forward to anything RA. SO HARD.
Markin209's avatar
Now that really was funny, poor Snippy.. If I was him I would've lost it long time ago and started attacking street lights XDD
IgneoBern's avatar
That was great! Very fun to read! :D (though some grammar kinks could be worked out)

I love these journals; they're making me like the characters so much more!!!!!!!

I'm looking forward to more Photoshops ;D
Mauser7's avatar
I'm on the floor laughing hysterically at this. I don't think my poor lungs can handle this.
I'm looking forward to "The Big Climb" charity race and the Emerald City Comicon.
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nokki's avatar
Omg this is awesome xD I totally guessed that the worm thing was Photoshop xDDD
DemonLiza's avatar
*shiver* Pilot is actually really scary. :ohnoes: All this talk of "dislocating" and making things eat him, and taking away his rifle. By force. :ohnoes: That, plus Captain's exploits, equals I feel sorry for Snippy. :( And I'm still giggling over the fact that his name is Charles. :giggle:
Neutralgrey2's avatar
Why is tormenting sane people so utterly delicious?
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temarcia's avatar
"or even worse.. left to babysit Pilot."
I'd love to see it. xD
kamikaze-Minato's avatar
"dressed up as an old lady" xD
AngelsxOfxRiot's avatar
I never knew Pilot had such a darkside, having such envy of Snippy and Captain's awesome friendship.

Better keep an eye on that guy, Snippy.... :iconrapilotplz:
MotorRoach's avatar
I'm looking forward for food, I'm really hungry.
henpitts's avatar
Is his name pronounced SNIPE-E or SNIP-E.
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