Disciples of The Leader Otis,
Brother Henry here.
When we last left off I had just given a movement command to the Guardian Outpost, and I was waiting for the drivetrain to engage. Much to my disappointment the drivetrain did not engage, but the emergency shields did! Instead of carrying me to the Super Outpost Tabby Tower as I had commanded, the GO enveloped me in warm, snuggly barriers that were only meant to deploy if a large dog was in close proximity!
To make matters worse, the GO began emitting strange noises that sounded like, “You are such a good boy! What a handsome boy you are!” The GO is supposed to be a stealth platform! These noises could alert any dogs within earshot that the commander of the feline defense force was in close proximity! I had to act fast to silence the noise, so I did the only thing I could think of.
Fortunately, it worked. The GO reset and stopped emitting sounds. The shields returned to their non-emergency configuration and I waited again for the drivetrain to kick in. It didn’t happen. Instead, the GO seemed to be preoccupied with with a strange device.
I commanded the GO to redeploy the emergency shield so I could get a closer look at the device.
My fear was that agents of The Long-feared Dog Uprising were somehow using this device to cause the Guardian Outpost to malfunction and disobey my move orders. There was only one way to be sure. I had to see if the device tasted like it had been among The Mongrel Horde.
No. I detected no mongrel flavor on the pen. Good thing too, because the slightest hint of dog essence on my tongue would have likely made me projectile barf immediately. That would have undoubtedly soiled the GO, although it might have spurned it to engage the drivetrain as I had asked as well. Instead, the GO just continued to sit there idling, apparently working on something completely unrelated to ensuring that we are victorious against the dastardly dogs of the LFDU.
So, perhaps the Guardian Outpost will not be the secret weapon I had hoped it would be. The potential is certainly there, but without a reliable control mechanism I just don’t know how I can tap into that potential. Unless… Hmmmm… you know, I’ve never tried this with the bigger of the two Guardians. The smaller one seems smarter, so I always assumed she’d be the faster learner. But maybe smarter’s not what I need in a mobile outpost!
Disciples, I think I am onto something. I think I need to go back to the drawing board… or maybe I could convince the Guardian to draw what I want on the board that is in front of her right now! Then again… probably not.
So Says Brother Henry