[A computer sits in the middle of an empty room, along with a Precalulus book and copies of <I>The Scarlet Letter</I> and <I>The Crucible</I> and an SAT prep book. Slane enters with a mallot, four containers of lighter fluid in a bookbag, and a Sonic Zippo lighter.]<P>Hello, class. I'm your substitute teacher for today, Mr. Slane. In today's lesson, we will learn what happens when you get new classes for the semester that involve a lot of math work, numerous assignments on American literacy and vocabulary, and a crappy new free ISP that you had to get because YOU'RE DAMN FATHER'S JOB WOULDN'T LET YOU USE HIS INTERNET ANYMORE!!!<P>[Slane lifts up the mallot when...]<P>WARNING FROM THE FCC: THE FOLLOWING HAS BEEN CUT FROM THIS MESSAGE AS IT INVOLVES OBSCENE LANGUAGE, CRUDE MATERIAL, FIRE, HATE, ANGER, AND NUMEROUS USES OF THE F-WORD, THE MIDDLE FINGER, AND A CARE BEAR DOLL. THAT IS ALL.<P>[Slane is being held by numerous government agents.]<P>LET THE F*** GO OF ME!!! (Slane spits on the remains of <I>The Scarlet Letter</I>.) UP YOURS, HAWTHORNE! YOU GRAMMATICALLY CHALLENGED NEANDERTHAL!<P>
...Sorry about that. As you can see, I've been busy and offline due to complications in my pathetic, depressing life. Oh, and I don't hate the work of Hawthorne or Miller. Hawthorne's writing just requires a large dictionary, some Cliff Notes, and tolerance for his lack of proper English skills (ending sentences with preposition, long, dull, pointless, and boring sentences, etc.), while my English teacher and Math teacher pump a lot of information in just two weeks and give a lot of homework, thus preventing me from web surfing, playing music, drawing, actually starting some stories, or anything I've wanted to do for the last three years! I digress, however...<P>(Blinks) Dub actually looking forward to my pointless, aimless, pompous, bombastic, and all around boring reviews of his masterpieces. Gosh...I'm shocked, speechless, and stupified. Man, I feel particulary verbose for it being 1:40 AM here in South Flordia. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/biggrin.gif"><P>Art: Sigh...I miss the days of color comics. However, based on my own predicament of heavy workload = no freetime, I can understand why Dub won't get to do the color ones for a while. Heck, I'm just happy to see the schedule back on track. The artwork is great as usual, although Kedzie did look a little weird on Feb 1's ending. Then again, that was the look WB was going for. There was a lot of emotion to the scene between Walter and Twister on Feb 2's comic; Walter's pissed off look and Twister's crushed appearance say a lot more than the words going with them.<P>Humor: LOL! First, the Crossed Cow was hilarious, especially with the punchline following on poor, poor Sprocket! Second...I didn't get the Pink Heart reference either; I thought it was a Care Bears' reference. Sigh...I miss Grumpy Bear (uh...that was the name, right? I haven't gotten to see them in years).<P>Story/Emotion: The conflict with Twister is coming to an end; God, the guy's a stupid psycho. The whole "CRACK" sound effect was disturbing, but it shows how Mr. Plunderhead can be quite vial; make Chip feel pain before he dies. Nice to see Walter stick up for himself this time. NERDS UNITE!!! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/biggrin.gif">
As for TT good to see Kat and the gang save Kedz, especially the part where she apoligizes to him; nice touch. Meanwhile, Dumwit and Dimwit elevate themselves from comic relief to somewhat sneaky, planning henchmen...however insane they may be...which will further this storyline as we see the third Timeland party, the King, come into play. Hehe...I'm giddy all over with anticipation!<P>And now, time for me to check my PMs at tSf and look around the MB a little more. Uh...
[INSERT DUMB STATEMENT HERE.]<p>[This message has been edited by Slane (edited 02-02-2002).]