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"Frefyet, I just want you to know that whatever that Human tries to do to you, I'll be right here beside you. ....Laughing!"

Frefyet, a young enterprising Alaerin officer, thought she had a brilliant plan: Attack the Humans through the swamp! Her 35-foot tall Alaereen infantrywomen would have no problems wading through the swamp's 6 feet of standing water. The diminutive Humans, however, would be up to thier heads in the swamp, and thus completely unable to operate! Letting Frefyet and her soldiers attack with impunity!

Alas, Frefyet didn't count on sinking 4 feet into the mud below water. Nor did she anticipate stumbling into sink-holes of 20 feet or deeper. The skiffs were also a shock--How could she have known that the tank-happy Humans would send out patrols of little more the plexiglass and rocket launchers?! And then there were the helicopters--just insult to injury at that point.

Yeah, all things considered, Frefyet is actually lucky the Humans got her before her soldiers decided to frag her for dragging them along on that miserable, misconcieved, mess of a mission.

Just a goofy little vignette from :icondurendal5150: Durendal's Legacy-Verse setting.
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happiest-in-shadows Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Just a quick question. If the humans can't get any of their heavy vehicles into the swamp how the heck are they going to pull them out of the mud to probably capture them? I mean. Have you ever tried to pull something out of just a few feet of mud? Now this is something very heavy and probably sunken into several yards of mud. Something that may flail about and jerk as well.
TriffRaff Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Eh, make the aliens pull themselves out. On the threat of being shot from the helicopter...
boriseng Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
It can't be that deep it only comes half way up a duck.

Punchline to an old joke.
TriffRaff Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
:shakefist: If I had been wandering through a swamp for the past 6 hours like the characters in the picture, I would try to drown for that. But since I haven't, I'm going to say that that is hilarious! :rofl:
boriseng Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
I think the full joke was about someone driving through the country and he comes to a river with no bridge just a ford and asks some country bloke if the water is deep. The man tells him its shallow and crossable so he tries to drive across and the car gets swamped. On asking the country man why he said the river was shallow and the answer is "Well it only comes half way up a duck"
SithLordNergal Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
Couldn't stop laughing. Especially since I just finished looking at your Mud Locked pic. I think Frefyet and the Colonel that keeps sending tanks into the mud flats would get along nicely. I know their soldiers would since the have something in common.
TriffRaff Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
[have something in common]...You mean, besides being hated by thier subordinates? Well, I suppose if the Colonel got busted down to Prison Warden, they might meet...

Glad to have amused you!
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD Silly Alarians, swamps are for. . . crocs?
timing2 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
The girl in the back, with her hair blowing in the helicopter's draft - that plus her "what the hell?" expression made me laugh out loud. I can picture the pilot saying, "Eat this!" :lmao:

You keep coming up with some truly interesting scenes.
TriffRaff Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
*tips hat* I do aim to please...
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