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Side Show

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:48 am
by strawman
"Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, mesdames et messieurs! From the four corners of the natural world! From the seven corners of the supernatural world!"John hawked. "Experience the profound depths, the exalted heights, the equatorial widths and the eternal whens that the most omnipotent monarchs of the ages have given life and kingdom to obtain, but which we offer you today, for one day only, for the price of a bated breath!

Close your eyes, then, and prepare yourself to be amazed, your credulity challenged!"

Taking a deep breath, John boldly stepped outside.

It was a bright, sunny day.

Re: Side Show

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:51 am
by Varda
Hmm. Is John the hawker or the hawkee? Or, perhaps, both? I like the idea of daring yourself to get outside and live your life. And it's true how sometimes you have to be strategic in how you market even things you love to yourself. Kinda how I feel every time I'm getting ready to go running. "I really don't wanna, but I know I'll love it once I do."

Re: Side Show

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:17 am
by strawman
Kinda Calvin & Hobbesish. Thinking of the world as a freak show. This should be done every day so that Halloween is a surprise.

Re: Side Show

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:12 pm
by Varda
strawman wrote:Kinda Calvin & Hobbesish. Thinking of the world as a freak show. This should be done every day so that Halloween is a surprise.
:D

Wear a costume every other day of the year, and eventually you'll make people feel odd for not wearing one too. The strange is sublime.

Kinda like how I felt the first time I went to Dragon*Con.

Re: Side Show

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:41 pm
by strawman
We don't hear enough about Con outcomes. Did angagaur ever reach you for that beer? Norm should have more to say about WorldCon, too. What's the good of The Strange if you don't spread it around? Is it true that Mongolian Death Worm is coming soon to a theater near you?

Have you got your gourd on yet?

Re: Side Show

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:07 pm
by Varda
Nah, I ended up missing Dragon Con this year. I didn't get advance tickets, so I was just going to go up to ATL for the meetup if there was going to be one. Angagaur and I decided it probably wasn't worth the drive and hassle if there were just the two of us, so hopefully next time (and I can actually plan ahead and have con tickets!).

I saw on Twitter that Norm might be performing in Atlanta sometime in November, so maybe there'll be a meetup then? That'd be way cool.
strawman wrote: Have you got your gourd on yet?
*Feeds into Straw-People translator* --> "Have you carved a pumpkin yet?"

Nah, but thanks for the reminder! Maybe this will be the year of the MDW-O-Lantern. You'd need like 6 pumpkins lined up in a chain to do it. Extra candles in the butt! :D

Re: Side Show

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:47 pm
by Flintknapper
I like it. I think the drabble works on a number of levels and challenges the reader. Was out on monday experiencing the day myself. The greatest wonders in the world are just out there waiting for you to see.