God Speed Jebediah Kerman

In addition to working on some of the final chapters of Portal, I started playing a fun game called Kerbal Space Program. Basically, you are NASA for a bunch of alien creatures that look like green Despicable Me minions called Kerbals. They are not very bright but they are brave and determined. The only two stats for your wannabe astronauts are Courage and Stupidity. Jebediah Kerman is always your first astronaut and obviously is high on the scale for both measurements. You can make his rocket scare the bejesus out of other mortal Kerbals, but Jebediah will always have a smile. Now, Bill and Bob Kerman...

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Portal – Chapter 57

The phone only rang once. Although he was asleep, Daniel Lehrer had a special ringtone set for calls from the JTF Headquarters. If they were calling him at night, it must be important.“Yes,” he answered with no indications in his voice that he had been asleep seconds before. “What is it?”“Sorry to disturb you, Director,” said the JTF agent on the other end of the line, “but we just had a report come in about an Enhanced attack just south of Broad Ripple.”Daniel tapped a few times on the tablet next to his bed and pulled up the incident report.“Keep going,” he ordered.“Yes,...

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Portal – Chapter 56

“Unit 31 to base, we've got a male victim with serious internal injuries. Hello? Hello? Piece of junk, I can’t get a signal.”Mark Russell felt every bump and slide as he was wheeled into the ambulance. He woke up when the paramedics arrived and inserted various probes and needles in him. His entire body hurt and he could no longer feel his legs. He wanted to look down to see if they were still there but his neck was restrained in a brace attached to the backboard.“Call the JTF,” Mark managed to mumble to the paramedic treating him. The paramedic stopped working and leaned in closer....

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Monday Morning Quarterback

Before I begin, I want to thank everyone who visited the site yesterday. Usually, Sunday is the slowest day of the week for me but yesterday I had almost 800 views . For the big website, that is not much (i.e. when I worked on a big Star Wars website, 10,000 hits would be a slow day) but for a single man operation, I'm very happy with the numbers. I'm receiving really good feedback, especially on the new chapters, and many new readers are joining us. Thank you!Okay, for my foreign visitors that don't know the term, 'Monday Morning Quarterback', it refers to the fact that most professional American...

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Character List

Some characters might be spoilers so read at your own risk. The EnhancedCallsign Name Cat Type SubTypeThe RecruitsPrincess Michael Larson 1 PrototypeLady Justice Alaina Grayson 3 Elementalist / Flyer LightningJustice Scott Jurgens 3 Tank / SpeedsterNet Terrence Shipley 3 Mentalist Computer EmpathySolid Copy Wei Chung 3 Morpher ShapeshifterTurbulence Mariposa Alvarado 3 FlyerCortex Jason McCloud 3 MentalistScimitar Khaleel Mahmoud 2 Morpher Upper ExtremitiesTrauma Kimberly Tyler 2 HealerJoint Task ForceJudge James Jurgens 4 Tank / FlyerJury Elizabeth...

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Back from Vacation

You may have noticed there was no blog post on Monday. I was away from the computer for most of the week enjoying a week-long vacation at Disneyworld. It was an amazing thing to watch my daughters meet the princesses around the parks. To them, the stories are real. Disney is the best in the business at storytelling.Just because I was gone did not mean I didn't watch the website. Thanks to the WordPress app on my phone and tablet, I could track stats and read any new comments. Before I left for Florida, I set the new chapters to appear at 12 p.m. exactly on Tuesday and Thursday. Drew Hayes teased...

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Portal – Chapter 55

Amira Sadiq was a happy woman. She just had her best night ever for tips before the power went out and she got asked out by a really cute guy, an Enhanced with the JTF. As she said goodbye to her papa and headed home, she noticed the police cars and fire trucks next door. The entire restaurant felt the ground shake, when the electrical equipment and transformers next door exploded. Her friend, Salima, was there trying to get an autograph from Justice. She came running back describing a crazy scene after the explosion. Amira wanted to go too but she was the only waitress on staff tonight. When the power...

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Portal – Chapter 54

The bolt of lightning struck Justice in the chest and launched him in backwards. The sheet rock and brick were instantly pulverized as Justice impacted the wall and landed in the alley behind the club. “You son-of-a-bitch, you murdered him,” Alaina cried, no longer able to hold her rage back and tears flowing down her cheeks as she followed Justice’s path of destruction. When she emerged outside, several bolts arced from her body in the sky  touching the power lines. The transformers exploded from the sudden surge in power, creating thousands of sparks raining down on Justice. Justice...

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Portal – Chapter 53

The tequila burn felt good as it slid down his throat. Scott gave a growl in the direction of the woman that bought the last round for the hero of Crawfordsville. She was gorgeous, her brunette hair curled at her shoulders and tinted with red highlights. She was stacked too, her breasts nearly overflowing out of the tight dress and her perfect round ass had grinded against him several times during the evening. He knew he was drunk after several dozen shots but he had earned it. He was a hero after all, at least, according to the JTF. He got away with his little indiscretion in the field  perfectly....

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What Does it Mean?

If you have read every chapter to date, you know Chapter 52 has some revealing events that take place. I won't mention them here to prevent spoilers, but many readers are posting their comments about what it means in that chapter. I've really enjoyed the comments  and the theories. Tell us what you think might be going on.Chapter 53 is coming very soon. Things are about to go from bad to worse...

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