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Unrealistic Expectations (Ugly Duckling theme)

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:28 pm
by gunsofchekhovia
I have a broad forehead, not a thick skull. When a mob chases me with torches and pitchforks, I get the hint. Savages!

Anyway, I like it better in my new town. Everyone seems friendly and unarmed. There is a grocery store I can walk to from my house, and I'm headed home to bake a cake for my neighbors.

What's this? An opportunity for a good deed! Yes, I'm very tall. I will get your kitty right down out of that tree.

That hurts, kitty! I'm helping you!

No, kitty! Don't run into traffic!

Little girl, wait!

Damn it.

Re: Unrealistic Expectations (Relocation theme)

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:45 pm
by strawman
No matter where you go, there you are. :(

Re: Unrealistic Expectations (Relocation theme)

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:51 pm
by Thomas Daulton
"Everyone seems friendly and unarmed" is a great turn of phrase!! I may have to steal that sometime!

Re: Unrealistic Expectations (Relocation theme)

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:01 pm
by Flintknapper
Even the best of intentions can go awry. I liked it. Frankenstein trying to make friends and failing. I wish though that you had incorporated the classic phil hartmann frankenstien quote "Fire Bad!"

Re: Unrealistic Expectations (Relocation theme)

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:24 pm
by gunsofchekhovia
strawman, that's true. You can never escape yourself for long, which is especially bad when you're your own worst enemy.

Thomas, Thank you. I was particularly proud of that line myself.

Flintknapper, I hadn't considered it. I wanted to make the monster clearly intelligent, but not obviously articulate. I omitted quotation marks altogether so that it would be unclear whether he is communicating adequately with these strangers. I'm not entirely convinced that was the right choice, though.

Re: Unrealistic Expectations (Relocation theme)

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:45 pm
by MonsieurMoustache
One of my fave drabbles. My brain added sound effects without prompting.

Screech! Bang! Face palm.

Lovely.

Re: Unrealistic Expectations (Relocation theme)

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:02 pm
by Varda
Yup, I agree. This one's adorable (if that's the right word for it). :D

Re: Unrealistic Expectations (Relocation theme)

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:31 am
by gunsofchekhovia
Aww, thanks, everybody.

Re: Unrealistic Expectations (The Outcast theme)

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:42 pm
by gunsofchekhovia
Bump for Outcast theme.

Re: Unrealistic Expectations (The Outcast theme)

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:23 pm
by Varda
...And a fistbump for the kickass drabble. :D It's always nice revisiting old favorites, and of course rooting 'em on in the eternal drabble-derby.

Re: Unrealistic Expectations (Ugly Duckling theme)

Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:21 pm
by gunsofchekhovia
Bump for Ugly Duckling theme.