I guess we took that idea and ran with it, trying to come up with personalities for all the GFs. I seem to remember that Cactuar was going to be the dirty old man and Pandemona was going to be the white guy who thinks he's black. They don't show up in this story. The title was taken directly from Adventures of the Mini-Goddesses. We took some of our ideas and wrote a story in four parts, to be translated into Japanese and read aloud as part of our Japanese 102 final project. I'm sure if I looked at the Japanese version now I'd be appalled. I don't remember very well, as this was more than four years ago, but I'm pretty sure the general story was a group effort, and, since Pam was the one sitting at the keyboard, most of the details and tangents are hers. The "just kidding" thing probably started when one of her tangents went a little too far and Athena and I were like, "Uh..."
Once upon a time, in the land of GF’s, there lived a little GF named Carbunkle. His best friend in this land was named Moomba. Moomba and Carbunkle played together everyday. One day, Moomba had to go away to visit his cousin’s sick dog.
"I’ll be back soon, Carbunkle!” Moomba said. It actually came out “Rowl, grar, roar,” because as we all know, Moombas can’t talk. But Carbunkle understood him anyway because all Carbunkle could do was squeak. Isn’t the power of friendship beautiful? It really touches the heart. Of course, everybody in GF land could understand each other no matter how they talked. But, back to the story.
Carbunkle was very sad and lonely because he had nobody to play with. So, the next day he went to look for somebody else to play with. Carbunkle met a big robot GF named Alexander. “Will you play with me?” Carbunkle asked.
Alexander said, “Sure, let’s play together.” So they decided to play tag. It would have been better if they had played checkers. But they didn’t listen to me, and they played tag. Nobody listens to the narrator. It’s very sad, because I see everything that happens. Tragedy could have been avoided. But, back to the story.
Alexander was it, and Carbunkle ran all over the yard. Alexander really wanted Carbunkle to have a good time playing, but he was too big. He almost stepped on Carbunkle many times. Carbunkle was not happy playing tag with Alexander. Alexander was sad too, because he wanted Carbunkle to have fun. Sad that he could not help, he committed hara-kiri. But it didn’t work because he was a robot. Just kidding! He did die. Just kidding again. He didn’t commit hara-kiri, but only because he couldn’t find a big enough sword.
He said, “I’m very sorry I can’t play with you, but you can ask Quezacotl to play.” Carbunkle thought this was a very good idea because Quezacotl was smaller than Alexander. So he went to find Quezacotl. Carbunkle found Quezacotl flying high up in the sky.
He called out to Quezacotl and said, “Will you play with me?” Quezacotl ignored him because he was so high up he could not hear Carbunkle. So Carbunkle was sad again. He missed Moomba very much.