he is native to a Michigan corn field, Flak always had the itch to seek
a maritime life. With that in mind he joined the submarine service, but
found that there were no slots available aboard Cruman submarines. Thus,
Flak had to take a job at a “Photo-Ant” booth, which is the place that
ants take their pictures when the they want them to get lost.
Still, Flak longed for the
life of a submariner. Soon a position came open, teaching sub-technology
at the famed "Sunkmariner Academy", and Flak leaped at the chance. Eventually
he was promoted into the job of simulator instructor teaching Cruman ants
Dorrilian tactics in a simulated Dorrilian terd ship.
Over time, Flak accumulated more than
1,000 missions in the simulator. Along with this job in the simulator
came a submarine captain's rating. Although Flak had never actually
been aboard a real submarine this rating was required to teach in the
Then came the day that the
Merscery decided to transfer Flak to the captain's position aboard the
submarine Leavyou. After all, even if Flak had never spent a minute
under the water on a real sub, he was listed as a submarine captain,
and the vacancy needed to be filled. Only then did Flak discover that
he was prone to extreme "submersion trepidation".