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Earwig Rising

by Mike Smale

The heavy thumping and buzz of vintage electronica has released the Earwig, praise his pincers!
Genre: Electronic: Techno
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Stairway to Io
5:12 $1.00
2. Disco Train to Infinity
5:15 $1.00
3. Last House On Robinwood Street
4:20 $1.00
4. Earwig Rising
8:08 $1.00
5. Old Toys
3:48 $1.00
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
The year is 20XX. Science has been pushed to the brink in a desperate effort to stave off rising global temperatures. Earth itself is dying. Deep within his lair, the ever-maddening Dr. Arvid McGregor VI is finishing his latest experiment: a massive ion shielding system. If successful, his device can be replicated to cover large swaths of the increasingly deadly sky, repelling excessive solar radiation and preventing the planet from becoming any warmer. Initial tests in a small-scale environment prove successful. Tomorrow, the device will be unveiled for the world to see.

August 25. 09:12. Dr. McGregor VI arrives at the test site in Neo Alamosa. An anxious crowd has gathered, clinging to this device as the last saviour of humanity. Camera flashes blind him as he makes his way to the podium.

09:30. Dr. McGregor VI meets with the President and other world leaders in a secure location at the test site. Outside, the ion shield is prepped for the first large-scale test. The President gives the doctor her best wishes as he heads out for the experiment.

10:34. The ion shield’s preparations have run longer than expected. Scientists assisting with the device’s activation have had trouble coordinating the guidance system for the ion beam. Without immediate corrections, the shield may not be able to be properly projected towards the atmosphere.

11:27. The device is checked again and readied. Large flashes of blue light erupt from the machine. The people are awed, their faith in science quickly restoring.

11:39. The beam is fired, projecting the shield into the sky. Solar radiation reduction beneath this translucent blue square is expected to be as much as 56%.

11:41. The beam begins to destabilize and wobble. Sirens blare and panic takes over the crowd as they attempt to evacuate. Dr. McGregor VI bites his lip.

11:44. A large explosion occurs as the projected ion shield dissipates. Scientists on the ground lose control of the device.

11:45. The machine blasts long streams of ion energy at random intervals. The beam is shooting in all directions, instantly killing many in the fleeing crowds.

11:47. A large blast fires across all of Neo Alamosa, striking a shed several miles away in a suburban community.

11:49. The device explodes with the force of 5 megatons. Dr. McGregor VI survives unscathed by taking cover beneath a nearby school desk.

12:01. Dr. McGregor VI begins to regain his composure. The explosion has left nothing standing for miles, apart from regulation school desks. Nearby centres of human activity are decimated. Survivors wander in a stupor as their world burns around them.

12:13. A large earthquake occurs in the former suburban area struck by a blast from the machine earlier.

12:39. More earthquakes are reported northeast of the test site. They are somehow moving, and growing in intensity.

12:54. Emergency dispatch centres approximately 32 kilometers northeast of the test site are flooded with calls about a “monster” being sighted. Dr. McGregor VI, upon hearing this news by radio tuned to Civil Defense broadcasts at AM 640, rushes to the scene.

13:23. Dr. McGregor VI arrives at the location. The city is in ruins; large claw marks are seen against many of the partially standing structures. There is screaming in the distance.

13:40. Dr. McGregor VI witnesses the monster. A giant, god-like earwig is crawling through the city centre!

13:51: The earwig has destroyed much of the downtown area when Dr. McGregor VI arrives to study the beast more closely. He concludes that the burst of ion energy must have struck the arthropod, causing it to mutate and grow exponentially. Because of course it did.

13:55. The last known words of Dr. McGregor VI are heard over military radio: “It’s beautiful. Praise his pincers!”

18:00. A nationwide state of emergency is declared. Nuclear missiles are readied as the earwig continues to grow and heads towards the Midwest at an alarming speed.

18:12. A single missile is fired at the insect as it passes through the Oklahoma panhandle.

18:32. Military reports state: “No effect.”

August 26. 06:30. Scientists expect the earwig to destroy much of the Northeast within a 48-hour period. They give the Earth a mere week.

September 2. 10:03. Last known human transmission is made: “They’ve taken it all. God has fa…”. The transmission cuts to static.

Expedition to Planet Earth cancelled.
Returning to home base in sector Sigma-Z14.



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