Saturday, May 3, 2014

Reid Stories: Favorite Star Wars Scene and VECTO Prologue 0.1

Here's my favorite scene from the Star Wars movies (spoilers):

"Star Wars is an American epic space opera franchise centered on a film series created by George Lucas. The film series, consisting of two trilogies, has spawned an extensive media franchise called the Expanded Universe including books, television series, computer and video games, and comic books. These supplements to the franchise resulted in significant development of the series' fictional universe, keeping the franchise active in the 16-year interim between the two film trilogies. The franchise depicts a galaxy described as far, far away in the distant past, and it commonly portrays Jedi as a representation of good, in conflict with the Sith, their evil counterpart. Their weapon of choice, the lightsaber, is commonly recognized in popular culture. The franchise's storylines contain many themes, with strong influences from philosophy and religion." - Wikipedia

Here's where you can find the original movie trilogy: Star Wars Trilogy Episodes IV-VI (Blu-ray + DVD).

And here's my VECTO scene of the week:

Vecto awoke without a head. He could hear the snaps and grinds of locking mechanisms, the hisses of self-welded wires, and the hums of activated hardware.

"Awake?" said a voice. "Give me a sec ..."

Vecto's vision activated.

"How's that?" the voice continued.

Vecto swiveled his head to see his Alpha Squad teammate, sitting at a table with Vecto's dismounted mechanical arm lying across it.

Vecto scanned the mouthless, pitch-black figure to ensure it was his friend. His bioscan confirmed Gyro's unique DNA. Vecto followed up with a quick scan of his surroundings. He was in their base on planet Acaterra--in Gyro's quarters to be precise. To his right was Gyro's rest capsule, on a stand was a hologram of Gyro's ex-girlfriend Charisma, and behind him on the wall was a framed cross.

"Can you speak through it?" Gyro asked, albeit without a mouth, pointing at Vecto's head.

"Yes," Vecto responded through a speaker. "But unnecessary," he said without it.

"Yeah, well, you can't always rely on your orb to do everything," Gyro said, his words coming from the cells of his body as if through tiny speakers.

Vecto realized his Flummox Capacitor orb was within his chest and made sure he could still control the invisible shields it emitted. He'd rather use the voice within--amplified by his shields--than speak from his head piece. It was more natural.

"I couldn't salvage your old body, so I hope you don't mind the new one I made," Gyro said as he welded wires together on Vecto's dismembered arm on the table--sparks reflecting on his solid green, concave eyes.

"Thank you." Vecto responded with a monotone voice.

"Just wish I had some Dinishmen technology," Gyro said. "Sorry I couldn't make your body parts float or use laser conduction or whatever they call it. Good ol' wires are as much as I can afford."

Vecto sat up and his body hummed. He scanned his pieces. They were bulky and awkwardly connected, but they were strong and sturdy. "I appreciate the assistance. It will suffice."

Gyro laughed. "Don't get too robotic on me. You can talk like normal now. I know you've got some emotion in there."

Vecto laughed.

Gryo closed a compartment on a robotic arm and spun it around to check it. He then pressed the arm to Vecto's shoulder and initiated the locking mechanisms.

"You know, I want to thank you for blocking that blast," Gyro said as he twisted the arm. "I couldn't have used the Giga Ball without you."

Vecto nodded as Gyro worked on the joint. He recalled the last moment of his memory before awakening.

(Who was strong enough to destroy Vecto's body? What is the last thing he remembered before his body was obliterated? Find out in the next installment of VECTO!)

(Oct. 23, 2014, update: You can buy my Vecto: Vengeance light novel on Amazon here: Vecto: Vengeance.)

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