Forgive the messy desk and the rushed paint job, but check out two Buck Rogers figures cast from original 85 year old molds.

Did you know that has a manual page browser called ? It doesn't take much to make it look good. Just crack open ~/.Xresources and add these lines:

xman*manualFontNormal: -adobe-times-medium-r-normal-*-*-240-*-*-*-*-*-*
xman*manualFontBold: -adobe-times-bold-r-normal-*-*-240-*-*-*-*-*-*
xman*manualFontItalic: -adobe-times-medium-i-normal-*-*-240-*-*-*-*-*-*

Don't forget the -geometry -pagesize switches to control size and placement.

i've got about ten seconds left to take in the sights. remembering anything is like walking my mech through the meter-deep industrial sludge when we defended that factory from fascist insurgents. moving my eyes takes as much energy as a stardrive jumping.

then the arm swings me around again and i see my killer? captor? savior is too much to hope for. her eyes widen as mine flutter closed. i see her punch some buttons, her hair flying free and wild around her. safety hazard, i numbly recall, but she doesn't seem to care. she's good enough at this for no one to care. as she hammers the control pad like a drum soloist, a person-sized pod opens on the back of her mech, gleaming green, nestled among a cluster of others. i allow myself one last tantalizing, decadent hope. maybe.

she signs through the cockpit right before my eyes finally slip shut. *i've got you. you're okay.* and i know that im gonna open them again, and she'll be the first face i see when my life starts again.

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