That’s right! You heard it from the plushie! Now I better get back to making more SHARDS Journals and crank out the story faster! Ciao:)
Archive for ‘December, 2015’
I really like this journal with Miss Muffet. It says a lot about what’s going on. Here is a transcript for those who’d like it:
Spider! Spider! Shylock creeped me out. I was glad to leave, but I felt bad for Jack. If we lost, he’d have to give up his shard. It was written down and everything and we all know if they write something into the story, it stays. I don’t know why he did that! Dummy! Prey? Not surprised at all that he was freaking out outside Shylock’s place.
Dorothy was saying, “Calm down. Scarecrow is trying to come up with a good plan.”
“He bloody well better!” said Jack. “It’s me shard on tha line so get that Sherlock brain a his workin’!”
Fear! Smells fear! Tastes fear…
“Why’d ya sign it, Jack?” Humpty asked.
“It’s that Shylock! He must have some compulsion powers from th’ shard cuz I didn’t think twice ‘fore signin’ me life away. Dammit!”
He’s not supposed to curse around kids. Daddy told him so. But I won’t tell on Jack. I knew he was upset. Just little tastes? Samples? Hungry!!
I… I really needed to find something to eat and I didn’t care what so I went off to hunt for something small and quick. I like it when they’re quick >:P
Sometimes… I think it’s better to be off by myself, so I can BE myself. I’m actually really good at hunting but… well… It isn’t something little girls are supposed to be good at.
Daddy warned me not to show the others just how good I am at catching prey — I mean, food. He said they wouldn’t understand, but Daddy does. He says I’m the best at hunting when I let my instincts take over. Every now and then, Daddy tells me a lab rat has gotten out. If I catch it, I can have it. I’ve found them all.
So, really, finding rats in the alleys of Venice was easy-peasy!
The ominous hourglass…
NOTE: The next SHARDS Journals will be Dec. 17 and Dec. 31, with a poster in celebration of the holiday season but I am currently creating a cache of Shards Journals and, starting TUESDAY January 5th, I will be putting out TWO Shards Journals a week, as I originally intended. Yay!! We will be going back to the TUES/THURS schedule! That’s right! SHARDS is back to making your Tuesdays a little less dull, for as long as I can manage! And don’t forget there’s extra content in our Patreon area.
I like Humpty’s art style:)
If you are curious about our particular portrayal of Shylock, here is our inspiration: After discussing “The Merchant Of Venice” with my friend, Heather, she mentioned that the play is not a tragedy but a comedy. Shylock was actually portrayed in a humorous way in all his deviousness, as Jews were viewed as such back in the day for this play, I’m given to understand. So, to honor the nature of the play, I have re-envisioned him as an iconically, comically drawn bad guy: a combo of Oil Can Harry/Snidely Whiplash/Dick Dastardly. Yup. Showin’ my age;) Look ’em up if ya don’t know the reference. Historical and hysterical. Enjoy!
NOTE: The quote Humpty wrote on his journal says “Come in,” said the spider to the fly…