February 27, 2005

How my mind works... sometimes

(Or how the last MISSION: IMPLAUSIBLE! came to be.)

Usually when I write up a long post/humorous story, I sort of sketch the story out in my mind just a little ahead of my actual typing. That can give a nice stream of concious sort of story.

Sometimes however, if I haven't waited too close to the deadline to start, I actually type out or verbally sketch what I want to do with the story. This is what I did for the Filthy Lie: Evil Glenn's Contract post.

Just for kicks, I copied and pasted this outline into the extended entry below. Enjoy!

Evil Glenn Contract Outline

Not what the government contracted evil glenn to do. What the government contracted from evil glenn.


Penguin Lust?

Financial Irresponsibility?

An aversion to light?

The desire to wear opera capes?

The Robot? Check!

Mission Implausible? why not.

Exploding message… How? Out of retirement… exploding cell phone? E-mail? Fortune cookie…again? Radio program interruption?

Winsconsin accent? Don-cha-know. Go packers!

Go to Washington and break into the national archive computers. Avoid all of the strangely moving government employees. Find nothing in computer records about contract. Only mention of Evil Glenn a congressional hearing about “The Glenn Reynolds Issue”

Sneak past homeland security?

Get into Capitol Building and watch hearing before the joint session (look up) Watch as congressmen and senators stand up and jerkily testify.

Realize that they are doing THE ROBOT! The hearing is not about what they have contracted Evil Glenn to do, but what they have contracted FROM Evil Glenn.

Flee in horror!

Posted by GEBIV at February 27, 2005 01:00 PM

I'm guessing the return trips home were just a spur of the moment thing, then?

Posted by: Harvey at February 27, 2005 01:31 PM

A lot of my writing is just a spur of the moment thing. But the trips home were inspired by my forgetting my watch at work that day.

See, sometimes the stories do have some basis in reality!

Posted by: GEBIV at February 27, 2005 01:58 PM
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