Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Precocious Ferocious

Her third science fair of the year. Great. The Teeneboppers were in full crazy, screaming and clamoring
for her smile, her wave. Her soul.
Teenebopp, with her spangled hair and signature outfit, looked around the stadium, cursing the day that she became the beloved science nerd/star of her Dalt Wisney network show, "Science with Teenebopp!"
Sure, she was the idol of millions of pre-teen girls and boys; her dvds, coloring books and fashion would pay her way for life, but she had to learn to pronounce all sorts of  scientific garbage and act all geniusy and nerdy. Three seasons in, she was a pro but, as Teenebopp was a 14 year old genius, she was forced by
Mr Wisney to make public appearances 'judging' science fairs for his network "Specials".
Mostly the truly nerdy kids didn't know who she was supposed to be, but the Teeneboppers fan club
showed up every event, screaming and wave shouting like the mindless mass that they were.
Teenebopper looked over the competing demos. One, two, three baking soda volcanoes. Two video games-one with warriors, the other monkeys, being demonstrated by their pint sized creators.
Hey! A robot that actually juggles! That must be the winner-Teenebopp checked the cue card being held
by a bored nameless, and saw that the winning science fair creation of the volcanoes. Ah well.
The robot's movements were seamless,  keeping three balls and a test tube bouncing in the air. Its inventor,
a 12 year old boy stood proudly by with his family, which included a slightly older sister who was way too cute.
Teenebopper called over a producer nameless, whispered in his ear and walked to her spot. After
two beats, the producer approached the family and cute sister was moved to the back of the shot behind daddy.
The production music started, the crowds cheered louder as the cameras circled excitedly through before centering on The Smiling, The Delightful...Teenebopp!
Lights up! Recording! And...
when her eyes adjusted to the glare, Teenebopp  found herself in a dark, barren place. She could feel something like ground beneath her feet, but couldn't make out any features; the place felt...empty.
In front of her appeared a man followed by three others. He was the most handsome thing Teenebopp
had ever seen. One of the others spoke.
" not know this place.".
The handsome man smiled and said,
"It's a place for my testing. I will pass the test-you just watch."
Teenebopp couldn't contain herself. She said, "YOU are beautiful!" and the man smiled at her; instantly
a dark fire erupted from his chest and his smile turned to horror. Two of the men flew away,
leaving the man  and one other standing in front of Teenebopp
whose eyes, adjusted to the glare, were once more were looking into the television cameras as the crowds screamed with joy.
Teenebopp looked around. The volcanoes were spewing baking soda, the video gamers were oblivious to the science fair...and the robot dropped a ball and the test tube.
"14    “You were the anointed cherub who covers,     And I placed you there.     You were on the holy mountain of God;     You walked in the midst of the stones of fire.
15    “You were blameless in your ways     From the day you were created     Until unrighteousness was found in you.
16    “By the abundance of your trade     You were internally filled with violence,     And you sinned;     Therefore I have cast you as profane     From the mountain of God.     And I have destroyed you, O covering cherub,     From the midst of the stones of fire.
17    “Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty;     You corrupted your wisdom by reason of your splendor.     I cast you to the ground;     I put you before kings,     That they may see you.
18    “By the multitude of your iniquities,     In the unrighteousness of your trade     You profaned your sanctuaries.     Therefore I have brought fire from the midst of you;     It has consumed you,     And I have turned you to ashes on the earth     In the eyes of all who see you. Ezekiel 28:14-18



Doug said...

I'm assuming that long time readers of this blog might recognize this story, reworked
and updated from a few years ago. If I have any long time readers left.

Lucia said...

I am unfamiliar with it, and not sure of the point. Science is bad?

Doug said...

Hello Lu-hope that you are enjoying a good Spring.
It's a parable about Satan falling-read the verse above:
"From the day you were created Until unrighteousness was found in you."
I suggest that at some time Satan was tested by God and that
Satan failed the test. The "Teenebopp" part introduces a selfish, prideful vain character who is brought to 'a testing place' to interact with Satan-if he had been
able to avoid being puffed up by praise when she said, "YOU are beautiful!" then he would have passed the test.
"and the man smiled at her; instantly
a dark fire erupted from his chest and his smile turned to horror."
is the moment of Satan falling,as mentioned in the Scripture above:
" Therefore I have brought fire from the midst of you; It has consumed you,".

One third of the angels fell with Satan, so I had three angels there to witness his
testing-two flew off, leaving the third one there with him.

One incredibly important point-I have no idea what actually happened, and this fiction is simply a story of how I imagine he could have been tested.
The original story had a vain pop singer visiting a kid science fair to promote her fame-as part of the event, she walks into a big box marked 'time machine'(ala Calvin and Hobbes) and is whisked back before time to take part in Satan's testing.
The title of the post:"The Precocious Ferocious"-I admit, sometimes my jokes don't translate and my writing skills fail to express my intent. I was going to cover the name in the first comment and forgot.
"The Precocious Ferocious" is a take off on an actual teenebop type person, a young
actress named Taylor Momsen who fronts a band called "The Pretty Reckless" as she is pretty and they are all reckless. Momsen would be the perfect Teenebopp if my post were ever to be made into a movie. Not holding breath.
Science is not bad-knowledge is wonderful. Complete science/knowledge will always point to God. Incomplete science and knowledge brings us global warming, evolution and the glory for MAN rather than God.