Sunday, June 19, 2011

Gunner Star Speaks

A passage from Rise of the Bull Mongoni by James J Caterino


INT. GUNNER’S LAIR – NIGHT

The basement has been converted into a makeshift studio.

Caitlin is holding a high-end prosumer video camera on a steadicam.
The camera is wired up to the workstation. She carefully lights and frames Gunner Star who is standing before her.

Behind Gunner a draped poster with the red stylized logo: “Rise of the Bull Mongoni” Gunnner stands tall, dressed in a black Action Figure shirt. His muscles and veins look explosive.

He glares into the camera and his voice booms across the basement as the internet feed goes LIVE. The commanding image of Gunner Star is now radiating from all the monitors in the room.

In the corner of the monitor next to the address www.Gunnerstar.com there is COUNTER flickering numbers that keep getting higher and higher as more people log on to the feed. 250,000…500,000…750,000…then finally a million…then more and more…

GUNNER STAR
My Bull Mongoni brother and sisters. As I broadcast to you here live on this summer night, we are the cusp of something wonderful. Something we have all trained our entire lives for. And indeed, something that has been in the making for more than five thousand years when the last of the great Bull Mongoni were exterminated by the Homo sapiens.

Gunner pauses dramatically, milking the tension, allowing the log-in counter to pass 1.5 million and still counting.

GUNNER STAR
These last ten years have been especially difficult for us. As we watched the rise of hate, the universal acceptance of greed, the plundering of what little is left of this earth. We all had to watch in painful silence as the cruel nature of the Homo Sapiens exploded to sickening new levels. The bullying, the hate, the abuse of other creatures, and even of other Homo sapiens who might be weaker, or more vulnerable, or god forbid not believe in the same book of fables or invisible man in the sky as you do.

Gunner pauses as the counter tops two million.

GUNNER STAR
Well I am here to say to you tonight…ENOUGH!!!

Gunner raises pumps his fist in a barbarian salute.

GUNNER STAR
We will sit back and be silent no more! If the haters, and the bullies, and the animal abusers and the fable believers want to take this country and this world, then they will have to go through us first. Because today I am here to tell you that next Saturday right here in the city of black and gold we will make our presence known. And as the ignorant haters march on this city with their guns, we will meet them with our body armor and our fierce determination to take back this planet and take back what is ours!

GUNNER STAR
The age of man is OVER!! And the rise of the Bull Mongoni has begun!!!

Gunner flexes his vein ridden arms and pumps his fist to the sky.

GUNNER STAR
Good God it’s great to be a Bull Mongoni!

Read more about Gunner Star and the Bull Mongoni revolution in Gunner Star and Rise of the Bull Mongoni.


James J Caterino (2010). Rise of the Bull Mongoni (p. 92). iUniverse. Kindle Edition.
James J Caterino (2010). Rise of the Bull Mongoni (pp. 91-92). iUniverse. Kindle Edition.
James J Caterino (2010). Rise of the Bull Mongoni (p. 91). iUniverse. Kindle Edition.
James J Caterino (2010). Rise of the Bull Mongoni (pp. 90-91). iUniverse. Kindle Edition.
James J Caterino (2010). Rise of the Bull Mongoni (p. 90). iUniverse. Kindle Edition.
James J Caterino (2010). Rise of the Bull Mongoni (pp. 89-90). iUniverse. Kindle Edition.

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