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That’s Not a Good Sound

by on June 16, 2014

PHREEEE-OOOO. PHREEEE-OOOO.

“Warning. Systems failing. Stardrive meltdown imminent.”

“Oh, shut up!” K`pid yelled. She hated that computer. So snotty.

Warning. Power failing. Shut up, yourself-“

PHREEE-OOOoooo.

Silence.

KERFLOOM.

More silence.

Once you lose your artificial atmosphere, there is no sound in space.

 

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15 Comments
  1. Even a crazy machine must be better than the eerie space silence. Never been there, bt i can tell

  2. Kir Piccini permalink

    The last line took my own breath away.
    Even metaphorically, silence is sometimes louder.

  3. first thing i think of is Despicable Me and the minions shouting out the sounds of a fire truck. (sorry i have a 4 yo who always makes these sounds) 😀

  4. Haha, great sound effects 🙂

  5. Jennifer G. Knoblock permalink

    Super use of all the sounds–the human and computer voices, the sirens…and that explosion is echoing in the silence. 🙂

  6. Glad I’m not the only one who argues with computers. I love that the computer snaps back at her. 🙂

  7. No sound in space, but lots of other things. Like debris? I wonder what happened before we got to this point!

  8. KymmInBarcelona permalink

    Always love your kerflooms, Michael. Also love the authority with which you ended this : )

  9. Jen permalink

    I love how you made this “noisy”!

  10. Meg permalink

    That’s not a good sound at all, Michael. Well done! I always look forward to your submissions.

  11. I liked how the fun onomatopoeia was at odds with the serious situation at hand.

  12. Ha! From the first sound effect I thought you were trying to re-create the Doctor Who theme song, but that idea got kerfloomed 😄

    • Well, if I were recreated the Doctor Who theme, it would go like “da DA daaaaaa…DA da DAAAAAA….da DA daaaaaa, da DA da doooo….” 😀 But I like that you verbed kerfloom. As Calvin once said, verbing weirds language.

  13. I agree with the first comment – space silence would be eerie indeed. But I’d still gladly volunteer to be a test rat on a rocket. 😉

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