They are Smol – Badguys, Boxes and Boops Chapter 22: The nesting habits of humans

She was ponderous, she was lopsided, she was missing some of her plating and she was trying. Half tucked into a carved out recess of the nickel-iron meteor, the old girl sounded like she ran on a choked two-stroke, and Nate’s helmet so helpfully pointed out that some of the smoke coming out of the […]

They are Smol – Badguys, Boxes and Boops Chapter 21: Doublespeak

“You know, if I’m being honest I never read these reports until now.” Lt. Ruiz said, scrolling idly through the missive with his ring finger on the tablet. The report itself came fresh from the DOL (we’ve been over this), with as much information as they could provide about location, speed, timestamps – and included […]

They are Smol – Badguys, Boxes and Boops, Chapter 20: Lmao it’s a cypher

The thing about government offices is that, no matter your budget and no matter what it is you seem to be doing, you always got the lowest-bidder equipment. You could be doing anything from managing water meter readings in Antarctica to preventing meteorites from slamming into Earth; didn’t matter, welcome to your off-brand Dell computer […]

They are Smol – Badguys, Boxes and Boops, Chapter 19: Hope springeth eternal

With overdue care, a large scarred and weathered hand placed a small plastic chunk into a much tinier, gloved hand. The chunk had work done to it; it was fashioned into a small figurine, and there were attempts at detailing, polishing, and even painting over the item’s bare, gray surface. None of it was any […]

They are Smol – Badguys, Boxes and Boops, Chapter 18: You can’t say you wouldn’t either. He is pure.

A gloved hand gently patted the head of the breadbot, and glowing red eyes looked up at their master. “Pillsbury, my son. You are baked now, and it is time.” Nate cradled the fused-together abomination of food, wiring and electrical parts, the drone letting out a cheerful egg-timer ding in response to the attention. Nate, […]