Didn’t Mork Say That?

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Didn’t Mork Say That?

Karla is typing at her computer, a look of severe concentration on her face. She is composing an epic.

BOX: NaNoWriMo, a.k.a. “National Novel Writing Month,” began on November 1st.

BOX: The goal is to write a 50,000-word novel in thirty days.

SCENE: Branch, typing at the keyboard; she is writing fast and without effort, since her surfeit of details makes this easy.

BOX: Nowhere in the rules does it say you have to write a good novel.

BOX: There are no rules regarding quality.

SCENE: Seth, working off a migraine from doing His Great Novel, staring at a typewriter – he uses old-school stuff because he is a Great Writer – with a piece of paper sticking out pathetically.

BOX: That’s right; if you write 50,000 words of anything in a month, you’ve accomplished the task! You’ve won! Way to go!

SCENE: Tanner and Izzy, each writing a novel. Or just Tanner. Or just Izzy. Whatever.

BOX: Thus, may we suggest the new poster boy for the NaNoWriMo movement?

SCENE: This should be a strip-wide image of Jack Torrance from The Shining movie, clutching the axe as he peers through the door maniacally. At the top, it should say in bold letters: “JACK TORRANCE: NANO WRITER OF THE MONTH!”

JACK TORRANCE: Honey, I’m home!

And in reasonably-large typewritten letters across the bottom of the page (the more banged-up looking the better), it should have this phrase repeated until it runs off the bottom of the page: “All work and no play makes Jack a fine NaNoWriter. All work and no play makes Jack a fine NaNoWriter.”

Ferrett Says

I know, I know; on Friday, we promised that today would be “Movin’ Out,” the next character-based storyline…. And in fact, if you had voted for us that day, you would have noted that the special sneak preview sketch was a box and some Billy Joel lyrics. But you know, sometimes events overtake you, and you have a limited window to comment on something before it goes out of date. (Alas, I have an excellent “OMG, LiveJournal went down for a whole day!” gag to run, but by the time we discovered it this week was well under way.)

Anyway, our surveys show that you folks like snarky takes on recent nerd events rather than actual character development, so here ya go.

Oh yeah, and um… There’ll be more of this. Yeah. Anyway.

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