The HF Beacon

Table of Contents:

  • Intro
  • Random Facts
  • Story
  • Riddle

Zipline, Fly’s igloo ~ Hey there Helpers! Another day, another edition of the Help Force Beacon. Yes, this is the official return of HF Beacon as a series. I am actively trying to be more consistent about posting. I hope you all enjoy this post. Just hit continue reading and read on for more!

Random Facts:

  • Snakes can predict earthquakes
  • Lepidopterophobia is the fear of butterflies
  • The oldest “your mom” joke was discovered on a 3,500 year old Babylonian tablet
  • McDonald’s once made bubblegum flavored broccoli
  • 7% of American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows
  • The most flammable substance ever is Chlorine Trifluoride (ClF3)
  • Die Hard was Alan Rickman’s first movie
  • In Switzerland it’s illegal to own just one guinea pig
  • May 29th is the official “Put Your Pillow on a Fridge Day”
  • If Pinocchio says “My nose will grow now” it would cause a paradox
  • Heart attacks are more likely to happen on a Monday
  • Technically, peanuts aren’t actually nuts
  • Bats are the only mammals that can fly

Story:

Chaper 1: “The Helper Academy”

“Welcome to The Helper Academy, an elite school for the best students around the world. My name is Principal Moon, but you can just call me Moon. Your year here is going to be very eventful and exciting. To start off the year on a good note, we have my co-principal playing some jams on his Tuba!” The audience groaned, Tuba playing being the last thing they wanted to hear. “She’s kidding, everyone,” said a man walking out from the side of the stage. “I’m Principal Tistle, you can call me Mr. Twinkles. I’m the Co-Principal with Moon here. The first order of business is introducing our teachers!” Moon continued what Tistle was saying; “You guys have probably never had a fun teacher before, but these ones are special. The greatest thing about them, is that they’re all your age. That’s right, these are some genius students that we thought were capable enough to teach classes.” Tistle took over from Moon; “These are some of the highest performing students in the school and they’re always here to help you,” he finished. “Did someone say HELP?!” a voice shouted out from backstage. “HELP FORCE ON THREE!” a girl yelled, “ONE, TWO, THREE! HELP FORCE!!!” a crowd of 13 people ran on the the stage chanting Help Force. “We are the Help Force,” said a tall boy. “My name is Barney.” After Barney spoke, another boy continued, “Yes, he does mean Barney just like the purple dinosaur. His parents were bad at choosing names,” he laughed along with the rest of the crowd. “I’m Jayden by the way!” The girl who yelled “Help Force on Three began talking. “Yeah both Barney and Gayden have horrible names, but my name is Fly. Can’t go wrong with that one, you gotta admit it’s pretty fly.” She pointed finger guns and raised an eyebrow at the crowd, raising some laughter. “You can call Jayden gay but you can’t forget that you’re gay too,” the girl next to her continued. “Especially for me, because I’m a Kardashian and I’m the most perfect one at this school. My name is Kendall by the way!” She flipped her hair dramatically and walked offstage, prompting the crowd to laugh while the teachers remained confused. “Anyways, moving on, my name is Alexei and I’m probably the sanest one here, along with my friend Nell right next to me,” she gestured to the girl standing to her right, who waved at the crowd. “Hi I’m Nell and I teach Biology. I guess that’s all,” she shrugged. The students laughed as the intros continued. Kendall walked back on stage at one point and casually acted as if she had never left, getting more people to laugh. After the amusing assembly, everyone was dismissed to find their classes and talk to the teachers about their respective subjects.
[POV change, => 1st person, Fly’s Perspective]
I walked into my classroom and pushed some desks into a neater row, then plopped into my chair. I didn’t have much to do. I doubted any students would come in to the English classroom to introduce themselves or ask questions. To my surprise, a student did walk in, followed by Nell, Alexei, and Barney. Why did I think anyone would come to my class on their own? “Hey, I think we’ve got a situation,” Barney said. “What’s going on?” I asked. Nell nodded at the girl who walked into my classroom. She looked a few years older than me, but a million times more terrified. I quickly understood why. “Hi, I’m Monika. I think there’s a bomb somewhere in the school,” she said. My face quickly changed to confusion, then concern. Monika continued, “My friend Hstergirl and I were going to classrooms to talk to teachers. I went into the biology classroom and she went to chemistry, then we wanted to switch. Before I left the classroom. I saw someone drop this paper while rushing out.” She held out a piece of paper for me to look at. On it was a sketch of a box with a cylinder of sorts inside and a Lewis Structure diagram of Ammonium Perchlorate. “It’s NH4ClO4, a substance mostly used as rocket fuel, but it can be used as a bomb if the right amount of pressure applied. Look,” Barney said, pointing to the cylinder. I jumped out of my chair, “Holy shit, what are we supposed to do?” I exclaimed. Alexei replied calmly, “Don’t worry, Hstergirl already went to go talk to Moon and Tistle. She has a picture of the drawing.” Right then, we heard a voice booming over the PA system. “Hello, Helpers! Welcome to your worst nightmare, or as I’d like to phrase it, The Gulag.”

Riddle of The Week:

As always, I’ll be listing those who solved the previous riddle, the solution to the previous riddle, and a new riddle. DM me on discord or comment on this post if you solve it!

  • Moon
  • Tistle
  • Spotty
  • TinyTree
  • Rooboo
  • Lisa
  • Amy

The answer to the last riddle is: “What time is it?” The answer will always be different no matter who or when you ask since seconds change faster than we can count.

The New Riddle:
You have two jugs, one is 5 gallons and the other is 3 gallons. How would you go about filling one of the jugs with exactly 4 gallons of water?

That’s all for today! Thanks for reading.
Signed, flypin1

3 Responses

  1. Outstanding work!

  2. Flyyyyyyyy this is a very beautiful and creative post.! Really nice story and so interesting to read and just makes us want to know what the next sentence has to offer and continue.! REALLY so proud of you with the full of creativity in this post.!;)<3

  3. ayee

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