MIT Round 3: daevster vs. Rogue Spartan . Round 3 Entry in the 2012 MIT. .
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My worthy opponent, Rogue Spartan
CATEGORY: A Bug's Life: show us life from the perspective of an insect like a fly or ant: giant blades of grass and stones or indoor stuff like food scraps n the kitchen. What would these look like to an tiny creature?
*NOTE: Corresponding text/dialogue can be found under each picture.
”It’s Tough to be a Bug”
Based on Disney/PIXAR’s “a bug’s life”
Announcer: Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, bugs of all ages… Throughout today’s performance, please refrain from buzzing, singing, and pollinating. And no chirping. Thank you!
And now, put your wings together for the host of our show, everyone’s favorite ant… Flik!
Flik: (whispers) Psst! Fireflies, fireflies, up here! No… over here. Way over here… Way over… a little more, little more…
Flik: A little…… less…… Back more….
Flik: Perfect! Ta-da! Hello, everybody! Welcome to our show! You know, we’ve been doing this act for over 300 million years. And with bugs making up more than 80% of the animal world, we’re the biggest cast of them all!
Still, you guys just don’t seem to see us… So, that’s why we gave you the special bug eyes. Now, go ahead, put them on. Neat, huh? Now you’re all “honorary bugs!”
On with the show!
Flik: Take it from an ant, it’s tough to be a bug. That’s why we’ve developed some amazing survival techniques. Let’s meet our first bug, Heimlich the caterpillar.
Heimlich: Awww, I hate performing on an empty stomach!
Flik: Not now. Do your act first, Heimlich, then you can eat. Anyways, folks, Heimlich is eating his way into growing a cocoon.
Heimlich: Ya, then I will be a beautiful butterfly! Aww, you people look like ants from here!
Flik: Anyways, I’d like to introduce our next guest, Slim!
Slim: What’s the point of going out there? They only laugh at me…
Flik: That’s because you’re a clown.
Slim: Noooo, it’s because I’m a PROP! You always cast me as a broom, a pole, a stick! A splinter!
Flik: You’re a walking stick! It’s funny, now go!
Slim: You parasite…
Flik: Please, now give a hand for Francis, our resident lady bug!
Some fly in the audience: Whoa! She’s a guy!
Francis: So! Bein’ a lady bug automatically makes me a girl? Is that it, fly boy? Eh?
Slim: Francis, let me handle this. (to the fly) That’s no way to speak to a lady.
Francis: I heard that, you twig!
Flik: (gasp) Hopper!
Hopper: Flik! What are these humans doing here?
Flik: Oh… I made them “honorary bugs,” so they can…
Hopper: “Honorary” WHAT!? Grrrr… They’re our biggest enemy!
Flik: No! That’s not true… they’re my friends!
Hopper: Friends? Bring in the evidence!
Hopper: Friends don’t exterminate friends, do they? Still don’t get it? You humans have always seen us as monsters. If you had it your way, you would destroy us all! But you never will… because we outnumber you 200 million to 1.
Hopper: Maybe it’s time you “honorary bugs” got a taste of your own medicine! This means war! You’ve not seen the last of me!!
Heimlich: Flik, what do we do now?
Flik: Uh… cue the finale!
If you like vegetables, fresh fruits and flowers,
Give thanks to us bugs for our marvelous powers!
If it weren't for the fact that we like the taste,
You'd be out there wallowing in shoulder high waste!
Shoulder high waste!
And if all bugs were wiped off the face of the planet,
There'd soon be no humans around here to man it.
The best thing about us: you can't live without us!
Still, it's tough to be a bug!
Flik: Did I forget to mention reptiles? Well, they just don’t seem to care that its tough to be a bug. But you guys should… ‘cause we make your world one “honey” of a place.
Well, it still has a few bugs in it, but that’s our show. And now that you’re all “honorary bugs,” remember, magnifying glasses are for looking at little things… not for burning little things.
Announcer: Your attention please, we ask that all “honorary bugs” remain seated so the beetles, maggots, and cockroaches may exit safely. Thank you!
Well, Round 3 is done! Again, hope you enjoyed, best of luck to my opponent, and thanks to the judges!