Actual time-traveling fiction: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain.
My next short story will be about a boy's adventures along the Mississippi River.
Let me walk you through my literary process. You looked at it and said, "Oh, what a shameless rip off of an imaginary Family Guy episode."
But I can tell you that the ending was a throw away. I didn't intend for it to end that way until I got there. I thought that the ending was clearly intentionally stupid and tacked on. But here you are thinking that the whole thing was a set up to make a sex with large breasted women joke. Indeed, the original ending was that nothing changed but then I thought, "Let's add a joke in here."
It's giving me too much credit, frankly. The only thing I changed to make the ending not completley come out of left field is adding the line, "focus on what matters in life" as the last piece of advice. So from the ending, we can assume that the boy in the story thought that getting a girlfriend was what mattered in life. And you get a girlfriend by being more sociable.
It's also heavy on dialogue, light on ambiance, light on action. This was an intentional decision. Indeed, my first idea was to make it entirely *dialgoue* (after the first paragraph) and do it like a play where you label the speakers. But then I thought, "You kind of lose focus with nothing but dialgoue" so I added some expository paragraphs to break it up.
I also intentionally didn't explain how the time traveling happened. I don't care about that.
Jumping straight into the action was another intentional decision.
This post will be good reference for when I'm invited to be on the Culture Show. Is that even on any more? It seems to be, according to Wikipedia, but I haven't seen it in years.
You know what else I haven't seen in years? That movie review show with that gay man...Jonathan something. I know it was cancelled but...can't remember the story behind it.
No way. It was never cancelled. Jonathon Ross left in 2010 but he was just replaced, according to Wikipedia. I absolutely have never seen or heard anything about this show since this Ross faggot left. Of course, I haven't watched BBC in probably five years at least.
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