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Malex Minute 203

Our heroes finally reach civilization! But it’s not New Civilatham, it’s Mini Civilatham. Only 700 more miles to go! Give this episode a listen and let us know what you think.

Episode Audio

Malex's Thoughts

Excitement! Intrigue! Romance! All of these and more at a video rental store near you!

On the other hand, if you listen to the Malex Minute, you’ll get a collection of misfits wandering around an inside-out city! Isn’t it great?!

I feel like this episode is wonderful. It’s not exactly spectacular in any particular way, but it achieves a certain style that I have grown to love. Solid sci-fi contributing to a weirdness that can only lead to comedy. Enjoying that combination is like trying to find the rainbow at the end of a pot of gold – at some point you realize you’re having a great time and you just don’t care how or why.

Maybe I’m the only one that feels this way, but that’s okay. I’m having a great time with my pot of gold, and you can go play with your sticks.

ttyl!

——Alex Markley

“Hit it harder; maybe you can scare it into fixing itself.”

Transcript

~~ Introduction

Snufflefungus: Here we are! New Civilatham!

Linus: No, this is Mini Civilatham. See the sign?

Snufflefungus: Aw.

Malex: Mini Civilatham is a sort of satellite city or suburb of New Civilatham. From what Philip said, there’s a lot of commuting back and forth.

Mara: But aren’t we still like 700 miles from New Civilatham?

Malex: Mm, something like that.

Linus: But how are we supposed to travel that far?! I don’t want to travel any more!

~~ Very pronounced rumbling.

Linus: I repent! Onward!

Malex: Philip said that we should be able to find a shortcut somewhere in the city. Whatever the commuters use, I’d guess.

Mara: A train, maybe?

Malex: Well, I’m not sure I remember. We’ll have to find out.

Snufflefungus: Malex, was that rumbling louder than before?

Malex: I don’t know.

Linus: I think it was.

Snufflefungus: But why?

Mara: Isn’t this mysterious bad guy in New Civilatham?

Malex: Supposedly. Perhaps it’s he who’s causing the rumbling?

Snufflefungus: How scary!

Linus: You guys are crazy.

Malex: Guys, what in the world am I looking at?

Mara: Is it a building?

Linus: (Mind staggered.) It seems to be completely inverted.

Snufflefungus: (Cheery.) He means it’s upside-down!

Malex: And parts of it seem to be… phased out or something. Like it’s carved out or invisible in places.

Snufflefungus: And there are floating doors orbiting the building!

Mara: And a tree. Or a system of tree roots.

Citizen: Hey there!

Linus: We didn’t do it!

Malex: Oh… Uh, hello.

Linus: We found it like that! It’s not our fault.

Citizen: So, are you admiring my new house?

Mara: House?

Citizen: Yes, my house. Right there.

Malex: Oh, uh… Yes! It’s quite… Uh… House-ish.

Snufflefungus: Only upside-down!

Citizen: I know, isn’t it great?! I had it flown in on a bubble this morning. I got a raise at the office and I could finally afford the house of my dreams! It even comes with its own doors!

Malex: Ah… Uh, yes, I always appreciated a house with doors.

Linus: Yes, indeed.

Citizen: Quite a luxury, you know. Most people have to take public doors wherever they’d like to go.

Mara: Oh dear, public doors, you say?

~~ Awkward silence.

Citizen: You’re not from around here, are you?

Malex: No sir, and we have no idea what you’re talking about.

Snufflefungus: You have floating doors!

Citizen: Yes, well, this whole city – really, every city on this planet – is built from the sky down with Transdimensional Engineering!

Linus: Not all buildings are upside-down, are they?

Citizen: (Laughs.) Oh no, that’s strictly to personal preference!

Malex: So, sir, how do these doors work?

Citizen: What do I look like, a tech? I haven’t the faintest!

Mara: Could we use one to travel to New Civilatham?

Citizen: Why certainly! I do so every single day!

Snufflefungus: But how? It’s a door!

Citizen: These doors are programmed to go, fetch a corner of space, and bring it to you! All you have to do is step through and you find yourself wherever the door just came from!

Linus: Fascinating! Space time must be putty in the hands of these people!

Malex: Did you say there were public doors we could take?

Citizen: Oh yes! Just go down two blocks that way and head Inner North three blocks. The Door Terminal is right there, you can’t miss it!

Mara: And what direction is Inner North?

Citizen: (Laughs.) Well the opposite direction of Outer North, silly, what else?

Malex: Uh– We’ll find it.

~~ Scene change.

Mara: (Exasperated.) We’ll never find it!

Linus: (Unnerved.) Not only am I confident we’re going in circles, but I’m pretty sure I’ve seen us out of the corner of my eye more than once.

Snufflefungus: Oh look, there it is! The Door Terminal!

Malex: Wow.

Mara: Incredible.

Linus: Now we just have to figure out how to work it…

~~ End

Credits

Producer and Director: Alex Markley

Writers: Alex Markley and Peter Markley.

Voices: Markley Brothers, with a guest appearance by Leela as Mara.

Post-processing director: Leela

Illustration: Peter Markley

Release manager: Peter Markley

Recording assistance: Oz

Thanks to PCA Eldries for use of the Resonant Atrium sound effect.

Thanks to Sage Tyrtle for use of the Free City Street sound effect.

Thanks to everyone for their help and support. :)

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Comments

Lilly's picture

Linus: (Unnerved.) Not only

Linus: (Unnerved.) Not only am I confident we’re going in circles, but I’m pretty sure I’ve seen us out of the corner of my eye more than once.

Lol XD

This episode was really fun, only that one line really stuck out at me but the whole thing was really good in general. I love the broken imagery I'm getting for the house :-P

I'd rather waltz than just walk through the forest- Owl City

Interesting

Citizen: Oh yes! Just go down two blocks that way and head Inner North three blocks. The Door Terminal is right there, you can’t miss it!

Mara: And what direction is Inner North?

Citizen: (Laughs.) Well the opposite direction of Outer North, silly, what else?

Did no one think to ask if you turn left or right? Or are those inverted on this planet too?

Mara: (Exasperated.) We’ll never find it!

Poor Mara. I know the feeling.

Linus: (Unnerved.) Not only am I confident we’re going in circles, but I’m pretty sure I’ve seen us out of the corner of my eye more than once.

I know Lilly pointed this line out, but I had to do it too. I just loved it! Other than spiritually speaking, before I came to the Lord, I've never been quite this lost. I got close to it once, in Kentucky, but not not quite.

Great episode, guys. I liked the tail. As exasperated as the guy who won't play the Ninja Game sounds, he still seems pretty patient.

We should take our comfort from God's word, not from the circumstances of our lives.

O.O

Malex! The voice you did in the tail, he sounds like a more gruff version of Charlie the Unicorn!!! :D Which means that he sounds upset. and exasperated. =D

This was a purdy good episode :D I like the idea of living in an upside down house... ^.^ I can't get over how creative you all are. ^_^

Praise the Lord! Hallelu!

I don't care what the devil's gonna do!

The Word and faith is my sword and shield

And Jesus is Lord of the way I feel!

Peter's picture

Thanks!

gnnb94 said:

I can't get over how creative you all are. ^_^

This episode was mostly Alex! :-J

Quartz signervation:

“… It is better for you that one man should die for the people, not that the whole nation should perish.” –Caiaphas, the Jewish High Priest (John 11:50, ESV)

“Timby, I know you’re awake! Don’t lie!” –Nixy (Contradictionary - Party)

cool

This episode just keeps taking us further and further into the madness of the Malex Minute, personally I couldn't be happier. I need some doors like that around my house.

Jesus is Lord.

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