By Marjolein van der Heijden - 21 April 2021
Once upon a time, there lived an Intermania committee and an Intermate member. One day, the Intermate member was bored and wanted to participate in a competition. The Intermate member went to the market and on the way, he met the Intermania who wanted him to participate in their competition. The Intermate member asked, “What will you give me in return for my participation?” The Intermania answered, “I will give you some magic beans!” The Intermate member took the magic beans and gave the Intermania his subscription. But when he reached home, the Intermate member was angry with himself. He said to himself, “You fool! They took away your time and gave you some beans!” He threw the beans out of the window. The Intermate member was very sad and went to sleep without dinner.
The next day, when the Intermate member woke up in the morning and looked out of the window, he saw that a huge beanstalk had grown from his magic beans! He climbed up the beanstalk and reached a kingdom in the sky. There lived the Intermania gods. The Intermate member went inside the house and found one Intermania god in the kitchen. The Intermate member said, “Could you please give me a challenge? I am so bored!” The Intermania God gave him something to do.
While he was doing the exercise, the other participants came up. There were a lot of them and they looked very fearsome. The Intermate member was terrified and hid inside. The other participants cried, “Fee-fi-fo-fum, I smell the blood of an opponent. Be he alive, or be he dead, I’ll grind his bones to make my threat!” The Intermania God said, “There is no Intermate member in here!” So, the other participants did their challenge and went away. They took out the points they had obtained so far, counted them, and kept them aside. Then they went to sleep. In the night, the Intermate member crept out of his hiding place, took one sack of points, and climbed down the beanstalk. At home, he added the points to his total. He was very happy and he lived well for some time.
After a while, the Intermate member climbed the beanstalk and went to the Intermania gods’ house again. Once again, the Intermate member asked the Intermania god for a challenge, but while he was executing that, the other participants returned. The Intermate member leapt up in fright and went and hid under the bed. The other participants cried, “Fee-fi-fo-fum, I smell the blood of an opponent. Be he alive, or be he dead, I’ll grind his bones to make my threat!” The Intermania god said, “There is no Intermate member in here!” The other participants did their challenge and went away. There, they took out Alexa. They shouted, “Alexa, give me more points!” and Alexa gave them a lot of extra points. When the other participants fell asleep, the Intermate member took Alexa and climbed down the beanstalk. The Intermate member was very happy with himself.
After some days, the Intermate member once again climbed the beanstalk and went to the Intermania Gods’ castle. For the third time, the Intermate member met the Intermania God and asked for a challenge. Once again, the Intermania God gave him an assignment. But while the Intermate member was doing that, the other participants came up. “Fee-fi-fo-fum, I smell the blood of an opponent. Be he alive, or be he dead, I’ll grind his bones to make my threat!” cried the other participants. “Don’t be silly! There is no Intermate member in here!” said the Intermania god.
The other participants had an amazing prize that everyone wanted. While the other participants slept, the Intermate member took the prize and was about to leave. Suddenly, the prize cried, “Help masters! An Intermate member is stealing me!” The other participants woke up and saw the Intermate member with the prize. Furious, they ran after the Intermate member. But the Intermate member was too fast for them. The Intermate member ran down the beanstalk and reached home. The other participants followed him down. The Intermate member quickly ran inside his house and fetched an ax. He began to chop the beanstalk. The other participants fell and died.
The Intermate member was now a winner and he lived happily ever after.
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Disclaimer: The Intermania is not responsible for any failure that might come from actually trying to win the challenge this way. Also, Alexa is not authorized to give you any points.
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