Month: July 2019

Revenge of the Flora, Part 16

“Thanks for the “protection”, T’Challa, but I had it handled.  If you want to be with this kitty, you will have to remember that she has claws of her own.  No more treating me like a helpless kitten.  Understood?”


“Understood, my warrior princess.”

“Well, don’t forget.  Otherwise I might have to cut off your supply of the catnip cupcakes with the tuna buttercream.”

“A threat to make a man’s heart quail within him!  I shall obey, my sweet chef.”


Sigyn, it’s all over!  You’re safe now.”

“Oh, Loki, I was so scared, but I knew you and your friends would save us!”

“Let’s leave the clean-up to the spandex crew and go on home.”

“That sounds wonderful.”


“Unless you’re hungry, my love?  We could go out for an early dinner.”

“I’d like that.  Muffy and I never did have lunch.  We had cookies, but that seems like forever ago.”

“We’ll go wherever you like.  What are you in the mood for?”

Anything but the salad bar.”


(to be continued…)

Revenge of the Flora, Part 15

“Avengers and allies, report!”

“I’ve finally got Rosebear down for the count, but I think someone needs to check on Hawkeye.”

“And I’ve got the uh, is it celery?  The celery all wrapped up.”


“If anyone wishes to make banana bread, I believe we have the ingredients.”

“And this broccoli will never trouble anyone again.”


“The sun’s gettin’ real low.”


“I… I think we won!  Good work, team!”

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“Hulk?  Hulk?  Hey, buddy, you can stand down now.  Let Bruce out to play.”

“Hulk smash!”



“I’m gettin’ out of here!  This is gonna be messy!


(to be continued…)

Revenge of the Flora, Part 14

(The battle continues.)

“I finally got my shield back and subdued that guy.  Man, I am not going to want to eat broccoli for months.  Now let’s see if I can pluck this daisy once and for all.”




“Grrrr!  I thought bananas were supposed to bruise easily?!”



“Man, I am gonna need to get my paws on that guy’s arm!”



“Doctor Banner, good of you to join us!”


“Hulk smash!  Hulk make corn meal!”


Slam!  Thud!

“Hulk say corn bear go nighty-night!”

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“Hulk wonder if salt and butter handy…”

(to be continued)

Revenge of the Flora, Part 13


“Hey, Kittycat!  Hey, ladies!  Everything all right over here?”

“We are all well, Man of Iron.  My claws have kept all foes at bay.”

“How ’bout you, Sigyn?  Still all right?  Still hanging around with Reindeer Games?”

“Um… Hi, Tony.”

“Stark, shouldn’t you be, oh, I don’t know–shooting something?”


“Muffy-muffin, you wound me!  Just for that, I’ll go kill something in your honor.  Will that make you happy?”



Eat magic and wither, you smirking petaled pestilence.”



“Hey, Cap!


“Didn’t we kill this Pink Bonnet Thing like ten times already?”

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“I thought so!  Some of these plants are pretty hard to take out!”

“I’ll give it a double blast, then and make it an even dozen.”





“Note to self:  Apparently vibranium does not ricochet off of broccoli.”

(to be continued…)


Revenge of the Flora, Part 12

Meanwhile, on another part of the battlefield…


“What, Quill?  I’m kinda busy over here!”

“I got your message.  When you said you were ‘fighting giant flowers‘, I thought you’d been sniffing engine cleaner.  What’s with the flora?”

“I don’t know.  Just shoot something!”

“Anyone got dibs on the sunflower with the tennies?”

“Naw–knock yourself out!”

“Sunflower, meet Star Lord!”


Zwip! Zwip!

“Augh!  Get off me, human!

“You wish!  And now I think I’ll shoot you again!”

“Quill!  We don’t need a play by play.  Quit horsing around and just finish it off!”

“Well, Nebula, how about you do things your way and I’ll do things my way, which is much more dramatic.”

“More dramatic than a clean shot right between the eyes?”


Sorry! Pardon me! Just, uh, swinging through!”

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“Friendly neighborhood Spider-Man here!  Heard you guys were having trouble with some produce?”


“Looks like this banana is down for the count, though. Off to find a livelier target!”

Foul blossom!  The good Nebula has already dealt you a blow that would have felled many a warrior!  Now feel the wrath of Mjolnir!”


“And stay down!”


“Quill!  Aren’t you done with that sunflower yet?”

Workin’ on it!  Hey–I thought that banana was already pudding?”


“Just making sure.  Go ahead, bear, twitch–I dare you.”

“Bam! And now the sun’s down!”


“Let’s do a little experiment!  Let’s see if a jolt from my Widow’s Bites is enough to  turn you into popcorn!”


“Aw, yeah!  Star Lord for the win!”

(to be continued)

Revenge of the Flora, Part 11

<Bifrost noises>  Whooooosh!

“It would appear, brother, that we have arrived none too soon.”

“Shut up, Thor.  If I hadn’t been wasting time rushing to your aid, we’d have been first on the scene.”

“Truly, Loki, I did not need your help.  I did not ask for your help!  Curse these pestilent vegetables!  They told you I was in trouble and you believed them!”

“And what does it say about you, “brother“, that when I heard you’d fallen into a vat of pop-tart filling and were going to drown— or else explode from trying to eat your way out, I never for a moment wondered if it wasn’t true?”

“Let us cease this bickering.  There is warriors’ work to do.”

“On that, we agree.  Unhand my beloved, you ursa-rosa  miscreant!”


Make me.”

With great pleasure.”

Allow me, brother.  I shall make quick work of this one—”


“While I introduce this yellow horror to my friend Gungnir.  Muffy, duck!”





“Are you all right?”

“I’m okay.  <sniffle> Oh, Loki!  We were just walking and suddenly there they all were, and we tried to get away and—-”

“Hush, my beloved.  Don’t cry.  You are safe now.  T’Challa, will you guard my sweetheart and yours while I help finish off the rest of these fiends?”

“Their lives shall be as my own.”


“I don’t need ‘guarding!’  Have you forgotten I run a martial arts studio?

“Andizange ndilibale, luthando lwam, kodwa nceda—ndivumele ukuba ndibe luncedo.”





“You’ve met Thor, you sorry sack of mildewing pot-pourri, Asgard’s own Golden Boy.  Now meet the black sheep of the family, the Bad Son, the one who’s going to turn you into mulch.”


Zap!  Zap!  Zap, zap, zap! Zap-zap-zap-zap-zap-zap!”


(to be continued…)


Revenge of the Flora, Part 10



“Augh!  Rosebear is up again!  I repeat–Rosebear is up again!




<loud heavy metal music>

“Hey, Your Kittyness!  Looks like we’re both a little late to the party.”

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“Looks like they could use our help.  From what I can see, Sigyn needs rescuing again, and Legolas is talking smack with a big peach.”

“Agreed.  We should help friend Hawkeye.  Good hunting, Stark.”


“Grrr.  Elizweni lam, qhamo sazi indawo yaso.”

“Yo, Peach fuzz!  What’s your beef with my friends?”


“Know what?  I don’t care.  You mess with my friends, you eat a repulsor blast.  Simple as that.”



“And now to play a little loves-me-loves me-not with Daisy Dukes over here.”


“Wow.  Is that Rocket’s new ride?  Sweet!  I heard he was working on something.  I need to check that out–”

<Cap on comms>  “Stark!  Automotive geek out later, dammit!  Villain take-down now!

Language, Cap!”




(to be continued…)