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It was here, it was finally here! It was in my house, and stuffed inside an arcade machine! I have wanted this gaming console for two whole years, I long believed it to be a gift from the gods not meant for humans like myself. Finally, 2001 marks the year I receive the greatest thing to ever be bestowed upon humanity: The Sega Dreamcast! I had wanted since it came out in 1999, but finances weren't feasible at that point in time. However, thanks to me saving up my cash, the price drop in the console's cost, and an old arcade cabinet that my uncle gave me, I was about to set up the ultimate arcade experience! I hooked my Dreamcast up to the arcade cabinet, and looked down at a box filled with games. I had Crazy Taxi, Skies Of Arcadia, Sonic Adventure, and PowerStone! I had received these games at a much lower price, due to the console being on its way out.

However, there was one game that stuck out in this collection like a sore thumb: Phantasy Star Online. I had never heard of this game before in my life, and I assumed it was related to all those old Phantasy Star games my brother would play when I was 7 years old. I had no clue what to make of the cover, it featured a bunch of varying creatures. Humans, Androids, and Elves lined the cover as if it was some kind of cyberpunk version of Lord Of The Rings. The game looked cool enough, and it even featured online play. I've never been too trusting of online play in videogames, it's always been a little too slow for me. Still, I was ready to give this bizarre game a shot! I opened the box, removed the disk, and placed it inside the console. I heard a low hum as the machine booted up, the arcade screen flickered as it powered on. The screen gave me the typical DreamCast logo, and I was eventually greeted by the game's intro.

It was a rather triumphant intro, showing off many aspects of the game. It showed the hero adventuring across many different lands and fighting various monsters using only a lightsaber! Is this some sort of long lost Star Wars game, or what? I was hooked, I had to get into this game now! I went to the title screen and pressed play, and I was greeted by a character creator screen. I just made a hunter class human and gave him a cool looking afro. Now what to name him was the question? I guess I could name him after myself, but Malcom Sampson doesn't have quite the same ring to it as some kind of cool Jedi name would. I decided to name him, "Donkey Tron" and started up the game. My character was tasked with going to a forest to exterminate the various creature lying around the place. I was cool with this idea at first, slaughtering giant mutant gorillas and evil sacks that spit out bugs. That was until I reached a bizarre penguin-like enemy named the Rag Rappy. These yellow birds seemed cute and innocent, and were probably only attacking me because I was wandering around the forest with a lightsaber chopping mutant badgers in the face.

These tiny birds stood in my way, and the game gave me choice but to attack them. They couldn't actually die, which made me somewhat relieved at the revelation. Still, the game gave you the option of being extra cruel to them and striking them with your lightsaber as they ran away in order to gain extra items. I couldn't bring myself to commit such a heinous act, so I let them wander free without the additional hassle. After playing the game for twenty minutes I was getting annoyed at being forced to smack these somewhat defenseless birds in the face. I was filled with regret, despite the fact that I knew they weren't real. I wasn't some awesome hero, I was just a bird abuser! The regret built up, and made me feel really sorry for the treatment of such adorable creatures. Why do these birds keep coming back after I strike them away? Why do they drop such items when I smack them? I wanted to know the answers to these questions so much, but I knew the answer would only lie with the fictional characters themselves. The only way I would ever know anything about these creatures would be if I became one, but that was just impossible! I remembered all of those kids shows in which some kid would just wish they would become something and it would magically happen! In an attempt to make fun of this, I said out loud, "I wish I was a Rag Rappy!".

I laughed at this little statement of mine, was I seriously wishing for some kind of magic plot device to change me so I learn some kind of weird moral? I really have to stop watching kids shows with my cousin James! I could've cared less about the whole dumb thing, I was just concerned on playing the game! Soon enough though, my throat became parched. I put my controller down and walked over to the mini-fridge located in the basement. As I walked over to the fridge, I felt my lips begin to go dry. In fact, it felt as though my lips were hardening as well! My teeth felt like they were loosening, and my lips were starting to grow out. My lips grow out and expanded, curving in the process. Just then, my individual teeth all loosened at once and began to topple out of my mouth! I watched in horror as every single tooth escaped my new mouth structure and fell to the ground! I couldn't believe it, I'd need dentures at the age of sixteen!

I ran over to a nearby mirror and looked at my reflection, shocked by what I found! My mouth had been replaced by a sharp purple bird beak, I was a freak! Was I transforming into one of those birds from the game? No, it couldn't be physically possible! Yet here is it was, a bird beak! I was becoming some kind of avian monstrosity, and it was totally going to suck! Suddenly, I felt my head begin to ache. I stared into the mirror to find two strange buds forming on my forehead, poking out from beneath my skin! Two purple antennae-like objects emerged from forehead and began to grow. These strange antennae seemed to be the very same color as my beak. They grew rather long, and stood out on my head like an eyesore! These antennae were pointing straight up, and I found I could wiggle them around if I concentrated hard enough. However, I had no time to wiggle my antennae around like some kind motley-crew alien! I had to figure out what was going on and stop it!

That was easier said then done, but I knew I had to do something before this got even more out of control! I walked up to the console, and stood in front of it. I was about to grip the controller when I felt a strange itch on the back of my hand. I looked down at my hand and noticed a couple of stray yellow feathers, I was completely panicked at this revelation! I screamed and pulled out the feather, causing painful sensations in my hand. Unfortunately for me, several feathers began to grow in their place! These yellow feathers burst forth from my skin, spreading the uncomfortable itch to my arms and the rest of my body. White feathers grew out from my stomach, causing me slight discomfort. These feathers pushed out from ever pore of my skin rubbing against the inside of my clothes in the process. The feather grew everywhere, even growing atop my feet making me uncomfortable enough to remove my socks.

I looked at my feathery feet, and stared as the feathers along them began to move. The feathers soon melted into my skin, the melted feathers formed into a hard material coating my feet. The hardened skin tightened causing my legs to become far more thin. My feet had become brown-colored bird talons, I now possessed wimpy little bird-feet! My feet became spindly, and I found that I could no longer hold my balance on such tiny legs. I lost my footing and fell face first, I landed on my beak and cried out in pain. As I did so, my throat became dry and my voice grew hoarse. My words soon became indecipherable, and were quickly replaced by garbled bird noises. My way of speaking had been silenced, and the only sounds that could escape my beak were common bird-calls! I needed to figure out what was going on, I felt like the transformation was driving me insane! I figured I must've been hallucinating, as I saw the room grow larger.

One look at my slightly baggier clothes told me otherwise, I was shrinking! Not only that, but I could swear my stomach was growing! My gut began to puff out, as I gained the physique of a pudgy bird! My once-proud muscles vanished, leaving me with a chubby little bird gut. I continued to shrink as my clothes became far too baggy to wear. I tossed them aside, and was relieved to know that my new feathers covered up my nudity! Still, this transformation was making me panicked, how the heck could I stop it? The transformation then took hold of my head, as I soon felt changes there too. The color quality in my eyes began to fade, objects became faded and I couldn't easily tell one object from another due to the slight blurriness of my vision. My head shrank, and became far more circular in design. The structure of my skull shifted, as it lost its general definition. After my head changed, I felt some strange happen to my ears. It felt like they were drawing back into my head! They rubbed against the feathers lining the sides of my head as they quickly pulled themselves inside. My ears disappeared, yet I could still hear the world around my very well.

After my ears vacated my head, I soon found my tailbone begin to pulsate with an aggravating pain. The pain was swelling, as was the flesh above my tailbone.  From my tailbone erupted a tail covered in the same feathers as the rest of my body. The tail was small and perky and stuck out from my rear like a sore thumb! Just as I was about to feel the tail, I suddenly felt strange bolts of pain in both of arms. I looked at my arms and watched in horror as the feathered flesh lining them began to grow. My arms became bulkier, as they quickly transformed into bird wings. My fingers twitched uncontrollably, as my hands turned black as coal. The color was soon followed by the rearranging of my finger-nails. My finger nails became point and moved to the top of my fingers, as they turned white as snow and grew longer. They became immensely sharp, to the point where I felt as though I could actually hurt someone with these!

The transformation was now complete, as I hobbled to my feet and looked around. I took a few steps and found myself beginning to waddle like some sort of chicken! I couldn't believe it, I had only been in this body for a couple minutes and I was already walking like a bird! I looked up at my reflection in a nearby mirror. and found the visage of a giant bird reflected back at me. Purple beak, scrawny wings that I probably couldn't even fly with, stubby little chicken legs, a pudgy belly, and the inability to be understood by any sort of human being whatsoever! This was torment for me, I need to figure out how to return to normal! I looked up at the much larger arcade cabinet, it was now twice as big as me! I hopped into the air and took a leap straight at the machine. I flapped my wings a little to help me get air, causing me to land face first into the screen. After I smashed right into it, I moved my head away from the screen and started reading a wall of text that had just popped up on it.

"Dreamcast special feature enabled: "True Wish System" initialized. Time before wish expires and reality returns to normal: 48 hours." Wait, what was this about granting wishes? The Dreamcast has such a feature enabled, and yet nobody ever knew about it? Or maybe it was the fact that the Dreamcast was hooked up to my arcade machine, maybe it somehow boosted the power of the device and allowed my wish to become reality! It was weird to say the least, but somewhat exhilarating in a way! I had transformed into a bird, an honest to goodness bird! And best of all, it was only for two days and no one was around to hassle me or sell me off to KFC! I moved my feather covered wings in front of my face and stared at them, I had become something no ever had become before! I was so lost in my excitement, that I hadn't taken notice of the fact that I was standing at the edge of the arcade cabinet. I lost my footing and flopped my wings around haplessly as I toppled a couple of feet and smacked right into the carpet again.

As soon as I hit the ground, I uncontrollably spat something out my mouth. I took a minute to collect myself, and turned my attention to what I had spewed out. It was a Toy Story lunchbox, but why? That's when I remembered that a Rag Rappy drops items if you attack him while he runs away. Maybe I spit out items when I take damage as well, not that I wanted to test this theory any further! I was no sadist, and I had no intention of re-enacting Jackass just to spit out random trinkets! I hobbled to my bird feet and looked back at the console. I had no clue how this bizarre transformation happened, but I knew I had to show this game to James! My cousin always had a fertile imagination  and interest in this kind of stuff, but I was positively sure he'd make good use of the True Wish System! I'm sure with this kind of game, James would hit a surge of creativity! In the meantime, I was going to go enjoy my time as a bird while I could. My stomach began grumbling as I thought about what kind of fun I could have, I bet this would be the best time to see why birds find worms so tasty!
Hey everybody, this is my entry for :iconthenashnetwork:'s awesome contest! The theme for this round was awesome Sega gam--- I mean, obscure species! This story features my cousin, Malcolm who is also a part of the furry community. He's got a few words to say:

"Hey everybody, I hope you're having a fun day! I know I am, because I'm forcing James to play Phantasy Star Online Episode 3 and laugh at his pain! XD I really liked the way this story turned out, James put an amazing amount of good work into it. I honestly suck at writing, though I'm a pretty solid artist. Sadly, my art never really translated well to the world of furries or transformation. I'm glad I could help brainstorm some stuff for this story, even though most of my ideas were just random bird antics. I've been visiting this channel for a while, even before I knew my that James and Sirge were one and the same! XD I enjoy several of the channels I've seen here including :iconraiinbowraven:, :iconpheagle-adler:, and :iconvulpinekeyblader:. Despite my rather awkward fear of Pokemon, I still appreciate the time and effort that goes into the artwork(And I especially like Phil's stuff, because sports related TFs sound freakin' cool! :D) I hope everyone is enjoying this contest, and I hope Sirge isn't causing too much trouble. Trust me, he's caused more crap then I could ever pull off!"

Freakin' Malcolm... *Grumbles* Anyway, thanks to my cousin Malcolm for helping me brainstorm. If anyone is planning on linking this on the Phantasy Star Online World forum or any other Phantasy Star forum, please ask me before doing so. Rag Rappy is property of Sega, I own no rights to the character. And no, I will not make a Nights: Journey Into Dreams TF, so please stop asking me (This is directed at one user who is more of a Sega nut then me or my cousin combined :P)
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Eagleknight226 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017
Rag rappy's are so.......CUTE
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Monkey-Scientist Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
They definitely are, yeah. :)
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:iconeagleknight226:
Eagleknight226 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017
Yeah, i would love to cuddle one
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Monkey-Scientist Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Same here. :D
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Eagleknight226 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017
(cuddles a rag rappy)
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Monkey-Scientist Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
D'awwwww, cute.
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Eagleknight226 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017
Yeah, it is
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Monkey-Scientist Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Cool.
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killerpen Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Student Writer
Fun story to read! Good luck in the competition. 
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Monkey-Scientist Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks, I'm glad you like it.
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Joltink Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Being a giant chicken looking bird that spits out items when hurt for 2 days. Better avoid friends finding out XD
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Monkey-Scientist Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Free lunch box and Star Wars action figures for everyone! Well, except for the chicken getting punched in the gut. XD
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Joltink Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah XD
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Monkey-Scientist Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Funny thing is that Malcolm himself came up with the idea of him spitting out items after getting hit as a Rappy. My cousin's goofiness rivals my own. :P
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Joltink Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay
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