Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Villains and Blackguards Incorporated #48: The Wave

Villains and Blackguards Incorporated (VABI) is an organization found on Earth 32aa which has dedicated itself to protecting the interest of those of differently enabled morality and enhanced humanity. They take care of legal expenses and investments. It has become a very successful organization and is considering spreading to other Earths. In case they do here are some of it's members.

VABI has had to deal with various alien intelligences. None though is so alien as that which hides within a portion of humanity. Gene grb54 to be exact. Grb54 is a mutant gene that now is in 30% of the population born after 1967. Many blame the sexual revolution for the rapid spread of the gene and speculate somewhat darkly over the causes of sexual revolution. Somewhere within grb54 is the genetic intelligence that came to be known as "The Wave."

The Wave is not a mass mind but rather one mind that flits through those with grb54 gene as a lion roams the veldt. The Wave can have an effect on the moods, and thoughts of those with the grb54 gene but it tends to be a subtle effect. Changes in styles, the arena activity with the same name and flash mobs are all symptoms of The Wave. The Wave must have some way to coordinate and communicate with millions of people with the grb54 gene, but as yet no telepath has been able to trace the connection or read the thoughts of The Wave. The goals and desires of The Wave are also unknown though some speculate that The Wave is the beginning of a human hive mind. The Wave has scoffed at this, but it should be known that Maria of the Dog hates the Wave and will kill anyone she takes with the grb54 gene. The Wave dismisses her as a "side show attraction."

There are several disquiting things VABI does know about The Wave. VABI has noted that The Wave has become symbiotically attached to the internet. How that connection works is a mystery but VABI has seen The Wave shift through vast amounts of information without any seeming direct connection. LOLcats are just one sign that The Wave has found a home online. Secondly, though The Wave has only originated in one dimension it is now spread through thousands and the number grows daily. How this has happened is unknown, but VABI does know that the WAVE can act in any dimension it is in with perfect concert with other dimensions infected with the the grb54 gene. Finally, there have been documented cases of rare lateral infection of humans of the grb54 gene. How it is transmitted is unknown.

VABI's dealings with The Wave is through an encrypted e-mail account. When VABI needs The Wave it is generally to "bring the heat down," on public ire against VABI. When The Wave contacts us, it is generally to gain support of people who do not have the grb54 gene. Though we have worked well together, we do not trust The Wave. We have shared our information with the Authorities. We make sure no one in senior management has the grb54 gene. We are also researching how to turn the gene off or even remove it. This research has been very slow and some suspect The Wave is to blame. If we cannot find a way to cure grb54, then the only other option to take care of The Wave is genocide.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. Great work on the VABI series here Lazarus.