Tabloid-worthy events sparked the year of 2009 for Samantha and her friends. At the genetics lab, Rosalind faced an amphibious future with a steady diet of flies...unless she received a daily kiss... More > from the decidedly un-princely Rupert. Samantha herself spent a December evening in the physical form of a jolly old elf, and Thomas and Remora finally resolved their relationship issues.
Other noteworthy events were the inauguration of Samantha’s mother as the state’s Lieutenant Governor, the college graduation of most of her friends, and Dave’s dramatic conclusion to his college basketball career.
Samantha contended with a dorm divided between college freshmen and 40-something women escaping The Great Recession by returning to university life. Roger and Marcie found romance in their roles as mascot and star player, and Bambi learned that careers can go down as well as up.
Please RSVP, as you’re invited to the aquatic wedding of the year.< Less
In the depths of the Great Recession of 2009, Ms. Trellis and Fastrack, Inc. reaped the benefits of being Too Big To Fail. As the world’s leading data storage firm, the company held so much... More > information that it was in no one’s interest for it to go bankrupt and have the contents of its servers fall into the wrong hands. Hence, a government bailout.
On a more personal level, the year saw Wendy Welding near completion of her doctoral studies. Patina had a growth spurt, and discovered that her iPatina avatar wasn’t the only superhero in Cyberspace. Her brother Rusty became Adapter-Boy, and the former computer bug Thrip was transformed into a vampire.
Patina’s blogger boyfriend Thom made the switch to Twitter, and Ada Counter was appointed the nation’s cybersecurity czar. Art’s laptop, lacking adequate security, evolved its own defenses.
The year ended with the Computer Bug seemingly finding a love interest in a lonely, winsome Spyware. Of course, nothing having to do with the Bug stays intact for very long.< Less