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The Making of a Super Hero - Kung Fu HubNuggets

Updated on April 26, 2018
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ladyjane1 sighed and set down her chopsticks. "There must be more to life," she mused as she gazed around her family's modest shop. Nestled amid towering high-rises in the heart of mythical, modern-yet-medieval island paradise, Zhang Zhou Quai, the thriving Heavenly Noodle & Bridal Outlet Emporium was packed with happy, hungry noodle-seekers and June-brides-to-be, all clamoring for attention.

"Break's over!" Simone Smith bustled from one fitting room to the next, her arms full of sample gowns, delicate veils draped over one shoulder. "Bring the Vera Wang gown to Room 4, please - and a pearl-edged veil."

"Six more 'Heavenly Noodles' for Table 10," called Maddie from the kitchen. "Order up!"

ladyjane1 cleared away the remains of her hasty lunch and strapped on her inline skates. Remembering her family motto - "frowning face bad for business" - lj summoned a cheerful smile as she whizzed off to serve the piping hot noodles, and fetch the gown for the anxious bride-to-be in Room 4.

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Heavenly Noodle Chefs

Maddie Ruud, Jason Menayan, Simone Smith, ladyjane1
Maddie Ruud, Jason Menayan, Simone Smith, ladyjane1

Great-Grandmother ripplemaker

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Designer Bridal Gowns

As the dinner crowd dwindled from a ravening flood of hungry diners to a trickle of sated noodle lovers lingering over green tea, ladyjane1 found time to slip away.

Poring over last season's well-worn "Spring Bride Noodlefest Magazine" she marveled at the exotic gowns and mouth-watering recipes.

"It's amazing what a great designer can do with a bolt of lace and some pearls - and this angle-hair pasta with Spring-Bok looks fabulous."

Glancing at her sketchbook, ladyjane1 wondered if she'd ever convince Uncle Jason to let her design their own line of bridal fashions, and let her try some new noodle dishes!

Lighting a candle before a tiny shrine, ladyjane1 gazed at the likeness of her famous ancestress. "Dear Great-grandmother ripplemaker," she said. "You understand - there is more to life than serving one noodle recipe, and dressing brides in others' designs."

Faint and sweet as the chimes in the temple across the valley, Great-grandmother's voice answered. "Show your Uncle Jason the lovely gown you have designed, and cook him your noodle recipe. Remind him of our illustrious Panda Ancestor. He will attain enlightenment."

"I wonder what Great-Grandmother meant about our illustrious Panda Ancestor? He was a great Kung Fu Warrior - I am a lowly designer wannabe." Puzzled but determined, lj donned her bridal creation. Gathering her courage, her sketches, and her recipes, she hurried to the kitchen.

Seated at a tiny table, surrounded by noodle bowls and bridal magazines, the owner of Heavenly Noodle & Bridal Outlet Emporium was hard at work, fingers flashing as he tallied the day's receipts. The steady click-clack of his abacus counter-pointed the tired kitchen staff's good-natured banter.

Uncle Jason beamed as ladyjane1 approached. "What a beautiful gown you're wearing," he said. "You remind me of your Great-Grandmother ripplemaker the day she created our 'Heavenly Noodle' recipe."

Just then, Maddie stuck her head around the kitchen door. "Table for six, please - and four 'Heavenly Noodles' to go!"

Mythical, modern-yet-medieval island paradise, Zhang Zhou Quai lies somewhere between Hong Kong and Vancouver.

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The HubNuggets Ninjas

Patty Inglish, MS; KoffeeKlatch Gals; Enelle Lamb; RedElf - Composite Image by RedElf
Patty Inglish, MS; KoffeeKlatch Gals; Enelle Lamb; RedElf - Composite Image by RedElf

Enter The HubNuggets...

"No, wait! Better make that twelve," said Maddie.

Simone's eyes popped as a third group of last-minute guests crowded into the noodle shop. "Looks like an even eighteen to me," she said. "Turn the steamers back on!"

"Greetings, Honorable Noodlemakers." A hooded figure in dark blue stepped forward bowing, flanked by two Ninja-Kitties and a stylishly attired cup and saucer. "I am Ping - we are the HubNuggets Team, tasked with the safe delivery of these eighteen Honorable HubNugget-Hopefuls so all may read and vote for their favorite Honorable-Authors-of-Awesomeness."

"Your humble servants, Honorable Sir and Ladies," said the first Ninja Kitty, bowing so low the feather in her hat swept the tile floor.

"Exquisite gown, my dear," purred the second Ninja Kitty. "That pearl-encrusted, lace bustier with its delicately flounced peplum perfectly compliments the ruched satin train and high, sleek, white leather boots...and off-the-shoulder, embonpoint sleeves - sheer perfection!"

"Order up! Eighteen 'Heavenly Noodles' plus four to go." Simone and Maddie bustled in bearing steaming bowls of noodles, and showing the Honorable HubNugget-Hopefuls to seats.

"We shall keep watch outside. Honorable Sir and Ladies, please read and vote while our Honorable HubNugget-Hopefuls enjoy your most excellent 'Heavenly Noodles,'" said Ping. As Gal clattered her cup and saucer to emphasize her emptiness, the blue-cloaked Ninja grinned. "Bring your noodles with you. We can eat and watch."

Which one of this week's Games, Toys, and Hobbies nominees is your favorite?

  • 19% Android Games | Guerilla Bob
  • 15% Best Educational Toys for Kids from Amazon
  • 26% Game Design Workshop: The Mummy's Tomb
  • 22% Super Nintendo Best Memories
  • 11% Trendmasters Starcastles & Polly Pocket Fairy Star Castles
  • 7% Video Games - More Than Toys
27 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

Which one of this week's Entertainment and Media nominees is your favorite?

  • 3% How Lady Gaga is Changing the Face of Music
  • 69% Enter The Asylum: A Descent into B-Movie Hell!
  • 4% The Singer's Guide: Breathing and Warm-ups for Beginners
  • 5% Old Ladies, Cops, and Clay Hands
  • 6% Facebook Myths Exposed
  • 13% Is Technology Going To Kill Us? Paging Mr. Schwarzenegger!
120 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

Holy Evil Ninjas, Batman...

Enelle Lamb looked up at the serene night sky, senses alert. "They're coming," she said.

"Are you sure?" Ping asked.

RedElf nodded. "Enelle never misses."

Ping raised an eyebrow, nodding towards the noodle house. As the team melted into the shadows, dark shapes flitted silently over the rooftops towards them.

The HubNuggets Team swiftly ushered the Honorable HubNuggets-Hopefuls into their waiting Hubcopter, watching as they were airlifted to safety moments ahead of the advancing ninja horde. As the horde burst into the noodle house kitchen, the team turned to face the evil Ninja leader.

"You're too late," Ping said, calmly. "Everyone has already read and voted."

"Then those Wannabes'll never write again! Out of my way, Blondie!" The evil Ninja leader shouldered past ladyjane1, pushing her roughly against the steamer. His hench-ninjas sniggered as a pot of well-sauced noodles tipped over, splashing lj from head to toe.

"Enough!" ladyjane1 shook back her blonde curls, her usually kind eyes flashing fire. "You barged into my home, frightened my family, tried to kidnap my new friends, and now you dis my dress? That's it, buster!"

Grabbing a cleaver from the counter, ladyjane1 strode towards the evil Ninja leader. As she reached him, her satin train snagged on the leg of the steam-table. In one fluid motion, lj severed her train and flung it over her shoulder.

Suddenly, a blinding flash of light enveloped ladyjane1, lifting her up in a sparkling rain of cherry blossom petals. Great-Grandmother ripplemaker's tinkling laugh chimed sweetly through the noodle shop as the light faded and lj stood before them, transformed, radiant in gleaming white, pearlized spandex, her ruched satin train-turned-cape flaring behind her like the wings of an avenging angel.

The evil Ninja and his hench-ninjas gasped. "It's Super Bride!"

"Take that, and that, and that!"

ladyjane1 flew across the room flinging baby bok choy at the intruders. Grabbing several fresh batches of Heavenly Noodles from the steamer, lj twirled them over her head, snaring the evil Ninjas in the sticky strands, trussing them into a tangle of flailing limbs. Deftly applying a few strands of pearls and several handfuls of rhinestones for reinforcement, lj stepped back to appraise her handiwork.

"Nice spaghetti straps," said Ping.

"Ooooh, bling - we likes bling," purred the Kitty-Ninjas, nodding approvingly at lj.

KoffeeKlatch Gals, ever a Ninja of few words, simply scooped the stickily bejeweled intruders into her cup, plunked her saucer on top, and headed for the door.

"We have a comfy cell ready for them," Ping said as she followed Gal, calling over her shoulder, "C'mon, kitties - bad guys first, bling later."

Heavenly Noodle & ladyjane1 Bridal Designs Emporium

First Choice Entree:

... 天堂般的面条 ... ... Heavenly Noodles

New Choice Entree:

... ... 金珍宝面条 ... ... Golden Treasure Noodles (HubNuggets Noodles)

Much later, over a bowl of noodles, lj and Uncle Jason discussed the launch of ladyjane1 Bridal Designs. "Will you be happy staying here, using your Super Bride Kung Fu powers in the family business?" he asked.

"Our illustrious Panda Ancestor found his path - I'm sure I shall find mine," said ladyjane1. "Besides, there must be a few evil Ninjas left. You never know when one will drop in for a bowl of Heavenly Noodles."

"Speaking of noodles, what's the name of this delicious dish?" asked Maddie. "We really should add it to our menu."

As Uncle Jason and Simone nodded agreement, ladyjane1 proudly displayed their new menu cards...

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    • RedElf profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Canada

      Too funny, lj! So glad you enjoyed my fill-in. Thanks for stopping by to read and comment! Cheers!

    • ladyjane1 profile image


      10 years ago from Texas

      Ironically this isnt the first time I have flung baby bok choy at intruders lol....very funny and well written. Sorry to miss the voting but enjoyed it just the same. Cheers.

    • RedElf profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Canada

      Congratulations, Crifmer! Congratulations to all the wannabes and winners!

    • Crifmer profile image


      10 years ago from Teaneck, NJ

      I just got the email... thank you to everyone who voted for my Hub. :) :)

      Guess I'd better finish my Capture the Flag game workshop now. ;)

    • RedElf profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Canada

      So nice of you to stop by to read and vote, leni - glad you enjoyed the hubs!

      Congratulations, Kelly Camera!

      livelonger, thank you very much! Glad you enjoyed the hub.

      Jo_Goldsmith, thanks so much for the compliment. Glad you enjoyed reading and voting - having great candidates makes it hard to choose :D:D:D

    • Jo_Goldsmith11 profile image


      10 years ago

      I voted! It was pretty difficult because of all the well written hubs. I think this hub should be allowed in the voting process. This was some great work here. Looking forward to the results!

    • RedElf profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Canada

      Glad you stopped by Ddraigcoch - hopefully you'll get back to do some reading soon :D

    • livelonger profile image

      Jason Menayan 

      10 years ago from San Francisco

      You know a Hub is good when you smile all the way through it. So I'll add a "thanks!" to my "kudos!" :)

    • Kelly Camara profile image

      Kelly Camara 

      10 years ago from Fall River, MA

      I am very very honored and humbled to be nominated..I really do appreciate just being among such prolific writers. Thank you! (and yes..I have already placed my vote :))

    • leni sands profile image

      Leni Sands 

      10 years ago from UK

      Enjoyed this - great read at tea-time!

    • Ddraigcoch profile image


      10 years ago from UK

      Fabulous hubnuggets. I really wish I was free to read them all. Not likely for a few weeks. Fabulously written. I thoroughly enjoyed this.

    • RedElf profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Canada

      So glad you enjoyed my humble adventure, friend Hh. Thanks so much for stopping by to read and vote.

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      Hello, hello, 

      10 years ago from London, UK

      You are so fantastic in putting this all together. It's amazing.

    • RedElf profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Canada

      Hey, Denise - thanks so much for stopping by to read and vote - it's great that so many hubbers support our newer writers! Glad you enjoyed the hub!

    • Denise Handlon profile image

      Denise Handlon 

      10 years ago from North Carolina

      REdElf-read and voted. Great fun, thanks for the chuckles.

    • RedElf profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Canada

      Greetings Mrs. Menagerie - just an overactive imagination, I guess - thanks so much for stopping by to read and vote.

      suziecat7, so glad you enjoyed the all hubs!

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      10 years ago from Asheville, NC

      What fun - thanks for all the good reading!

    • Mrs. Menagerie profile image

      Mrs. Menagerie 

      10 years ago from The Zoo

      Great fun hub! Where do you come up with this stuff? Heehee...

      Reading and voting!

    • RedElf profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Canada

      Thanks so much, Cags! So pleased you stopped by to read and vote!

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      Raymond D Choiniere 

      10 years ago from USA

      Very creative RedElf. It was definitely funny. Thumbs up! :)

    • RedElf profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Canada

      Thanks so much, ripplemaker - love your tinkling laugh, btw :D Thanks for spreading cheer!

      Many thanks, Docmo. So glad you enjoyed my round-up - we have some great new writers her this time, too.

      Crifmer, So glad you liked the hub - congrats on your nomination!

    • Crifmer profile image


      10 years ago from Teaneck, NJ

      Hey wow! Thank you for nominating my hub. This was a blast to read.

    • Docmo profile image

      Mohan Kumar 

      10 years ago from UK

      You've surpassed yourself with this hub, redElf- your sheer awesomeness dazzles me. Great fun read and a wonderful nugget collection. Brilliant!

    • ripplemaker profile image

      Michelle Simtoco 

      10 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      REdElf, another fantastic story that had me glued to my seat. I can visualize the adventure in my mind! You are a wonderful storyteller, that's for sure.

      Read, voted and spread Hubnugget Cheer! :) :) :) --Blessings from Great Grandmother Ripplemaker (with a tinkling laugh of course)

    • RedElf profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Canada

      MELVil, you just never know when lightning will strike :D Conratulations!

      Hey, TS! Thanks so much for stopping by to read and comment! Glad you enjoyed the story :D

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      Truckstop Sally 

      10 years ago

      What a fun hub! I love your re-touched pictures - noodel chefs and ninjas! Thanks for the adventure!

    • MELVil profile image


      10 years ago from Philippines

      Wow! I gave up hope I'll be included in HubNuggets. Thank you so much to the HubNuggets Team. Good luck to all of us :).

    • RedElf profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Canada

      Thanks so much, Enelle. I love that tune too, and how cool it was the theme for the Panda II trailer!

      Ladybird33, so glad you enjoyed the story, and the "reading and voting."

      Wow! Thanks for the awesome review, Patty. Of course, we'll have to see if we can sign up the same cast for a sequel, but it's do-able. :D:D:D

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

      Patty Inglish MS 

      10 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      This Odcar-nominated story combines the action of A Girl A Gun and A Noodle Shop and the awesome legends of KungFu Panda I and II with the coolness of Kungfu Hustle and cooks up a dish that is better than any of them. A sequel must be made!

      We anxiously await the release of honorable DVD.

    • Ladybird33 profile image


      10 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Enjoyed reading this and others, so good!!! Thank you for sharing, such enjoyment on this Friday evening! My best.

    • Enelle Lamb profile image

      Enelle Lamb 

      10 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Excellent hub - everybody was Kung-Fu fighting.... :D

      Read, voted up, voted and f/b'd/tweeted!

    • RedElf profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Canada

      Nice to see you, and thanks so much, Sandyspider - me too! It's so much fun to find new writers. There are so many good ones out there it's really really hard to choose some weeks! So glad you came out to read and vote!

    • Sandyspider profile image

      Sandy Mertens 

      10 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Great Hubnugget. I wish I had gotten on one of these when first starting here. Love the Kung-Fu Panda.


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