Autumn finds the Night Gamers, Wilber and Orvil still enjoying evenings in Manhattan. At 4 AM or so while navigating the streets a few feet above human eye level in early October they discovered the Halloween window display at Forbidden Planet on Broadway and 13th. They were ecstatic, zipping back and forth in front of the glass like giant bumble bees pausing for an instant in front of each one of the dozens of masks. A bewildering mix of gruesome and fun expressions in an endless variety of rubbery goodness, Frankenstein, Godzilla, Mickey, T2, Bill Clinton, goblins, ghosts and carved pumpkins galore . In the excitement of their find our travelers both began to glow with the color changing effects they normally exhibit when engrossed in gaming. And then the real discovery was revealed to them by their reflections in the window. Wilber and Orvil’s faces morfed into the face of each mask they were thinking of, as many as ten different masks a minute. It would seem while traversing the 30 second time shift from their parallel universe to ours, the molecular structure of their bodies has become flexible, thus giving them this new ability with which they are delighted. Halloween became Wilber and Orvil’s most favorite holiday, a shape shifters dream come true.
The Night Gamers REACTOR
copyright Bob Conge 2009
Wilber and Orvil have left Manhattan and are on their way north up the Hudson river where they have stopped at the Indian Point nuclear power facility. While gaming the boys fathers brain one night, they stumbled upon a book he was reading about the thousands of UFO sightings reported over Indian Point beginning on New Years Eve 1982 and continuing thru 1986. They simply could not resist this combo of two of their most favorite things, UFO’s and nuclear reactors. A big plus when playing in a nuclear power facility, the Night Gamers are not harmed by radiation, it does however cause temporary dramatic color and shape changes to their plump little bodies, which of course they think is very cool.