Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Caught Between Worlds; The Yom Kippur War

October 6th, 2004

in 891, Pius III fills the shoes of the fisherman in Italy as he becomes the Pope. He is haunted by visions of the British Isles and the Christ risen in the land of the English. These visions lead him to find a King Arthur in the British Isles and declare him the true pope.

in 1836, Yusuf bin Radim premiered his opera Caught Between Worlds at the Paris Opera Theater. Starring the French tenor Jean-Claude Duprez and Mlosh soprano Kerli’pent, it spoke of a love between a human man and a Mlosh woman, and scandalized society by popularizing “the love that dare not speak its name”.

in 1824, Henry Chadwick was born in Exeter, England. A sports enthusiast who emigrated to the United States and promoted and wrote about athletic competitions here. He is credited with being the first man to write the rules book for Town Ball.

in 1892, Edison Electronics patented the Electric Locomotive, a train engine that used the power of the sun to generate electricity. While woefully low-powered at first, they were a pet project of Edison’s, and supplanted traditional coal-burning engines within 20 years.

in 1961, Comrade President Joel Rosenberg urged all Americans to buy bomb shelters to “protect yourselves from the fanatical counter-revolutionaries of the world”. Comrade Rosenberg feared the missiles and nuclear weapons of the European powers might be used against the peaceful citizens of the Soviet States of America.

in 1973, the Yom Kippur War begins as New Reich stormtroopers blaze through the last surviving Jewish and Muslim villages in Palestine. The Reich at this point had eradicated Semitic existence from most of the northern hemisphere, and was about to begin its work on the southern.

in 1989, Ruth Davis, the First Lady of Film, died at her home in France of an undisclosed illness. Davis was a small box-office draw who was nonetheless a critical darling; she was nominated for 10 Oscars and won twice. Her Emmy-winning turn in the TV movie Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter proved to Hollywood that older actresses could still draw audiences.

in 4697, Chdo ships arrive in our solar system and join the battle against the Y’T’T’li. Their technology seems superior to the cybernetic aliens at first, and the Y’T’T’li are driven off Feng-Huang and the moons of Tai Sui. As the Chdo and Chinese forces chase them to the outer planets, though, the Y’T’T’li begin incorporating Chdo debris into their own ships, and the outer reaches of the solar system become the scene of a pitched battle.

1 comment:

David said...

Seems like even in the Mlosh timeline the love that truly dare not speak its name is same sex love, such as between a human man and a Mlosh man.

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