“I was created with the ability to find humour at the expense of others. Personally, I find it quite fulfilling.”
Had a bunch of medium-to-big jobs, so took me longer to get over writer’s block. But here I am with another monthly short story! And the picture inspiring this yarn is:
Contrary to all indications, the jolly green giant above does not mean that this is a Shrek fanfiction.
Continue reading “Final Week Fables: Does It Make A Sound?”
Mind-control. The only thing you need to win a war of words.
In this corner, the ideas of the characters we’re supposed to root for! It’s what they stand for! It’s clearly the solution to the current problem!
In the other corner, the ideas opposed to them! Reasons and justifications for OTHER things!
What’s the handicap? Is it an even match? And IS THE REF LINING THEIR GLOVES WITH WEIGHTS? Or SLOW COUNTING WHEN THEY’RE KNOCKED DOWN?
When two ideas clash in a story, is it a REAL MATCH? Or a bout of PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING?
Continue reading “Conflict Of Ideas: Black Panther vs. White Knight”
Because there may be an I in Evil, but there is no Me in Team.
Cool headquarters, check. Diabolical plan, check. Doomsday weapon, check. Elaborate death traps, check.
Now all I need are a legion of disposable goons to do my bidding for me! It’s not going to do itself, after all!
…You don’t expect me to do my OWN bidding, do you? Now go see what that weird noise in the vents was, henchman. I have to explain the reason for your meaningless existence to the internet.
Continue reading “Minions: Every Bum, He Was Kung Fu Fighting”
So Major USA is defined by his love of freedom and refusal to use the metric system, while Captain Canada is unfailingly polite and considerate.
TOTALLY UNJUSTIFIED PRIDE IN MY HOMELAND!
But what happens when you make a CHARACTER like that? What’s the deal with the guys who actually chant “U! S! A! U! S! A! U! S! A!”?
Continue reading “Story Patriotism: The Patriot Act…ors”
If an adventurer comes around and actually fixes this, I wonder if they’ll expect my hand in marriage.
It’s that time of the month! When I actually sit down and bring myself to write a short story based on a picture I’ve got lying about!
And speaking of lying about, today’s image is:
…And I’m making a COMEDY out of it? What??? Bet you’re REAL curious, huh??? …Oh, you’re not? Well, read it anyway, I’m begging you!
Continue reading “Final Week Fables: Curseday Blues”
The norm always applies no matter how preposterous the setting, like “what if people’s farts were visible.”
Miracles. Fantastic happenings. World building. All part and parcel of creating a story’s world.
But why is it that in one setting, the ability to produce a spark of flame is a magical miracle, while in another, you have people routinely teleporting to different planets for a small fee?
Aside from the fact that the author wrote it that way, of course.
Continue reading “Setting Norms: Mundane Fantasy”
Green Lantern simultaneously represents the character who is “one of the most powerful” as well as “a mere mortal”.
In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight. Let those who worship evil’s might, beware my power, Green Lantern’s light!
If you don’t know that oath, then what are you doing reading DC comics?
Well, all the same, whether you don’t know and wanna learn more, or you DO know and just wanna read redundant info you already know, go ahead and read this article!
Buckle up, folks. It’s time for justice. SPACE justice.
Continue reading “Green Lantern: The Galaxy’s Nightlight”