Aug 29 2012

Wet, cold, American well

 

This doodle was on the back of an Introduction to Film quiz about character and camera movement. I got 12 out of 16 right. For shame! I’m going to assume that my “C” score inspired this drawing of a person looking up from a dark hole.

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Tom had descended to the bottom of this well to get away from it all. But now, he could really use it all’s help.

A thunderstorm raged overhead. The previously parched aquifer was becoming definitely drenched.

A week earlier, he had been fighting with his brother, Dave. That nosy jerk was always butting into Tom’s business.

Dave was welcome to butt in now.

“am stuk in rapidly dampening well. u have ladder? lol,” Tom texted to Dave.

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Aug 22 2012

A beast of intuition

This doodle, another Politics of the Global Economy production, shared a piece of paper with “Love in a Dinghy.” The tiny donkey’s face is the best part of this drawing for me, so I played off that for the following story. If you have a better interpretation for this insinuating duo, leave it in the comments below.

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People traveled hundreds of miles to partake in the Sacrament of Penance with Father Pedro. But it wasn’t because of the reverend. It was his partner, a donkey named Christina, who was the draw at St. Waningus’ Church.

During confession with a regular priest, there was always the chance that you could forget some random sin. Not so when Pedro was working with Christina. The conventional wisdom was that the donkey knew your faults better than you did.

“The burro knows everything. Just look at her,” the crowds would whisper as Pedro and the donkey with the gentle eyes walked the grounds.

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Aug 15 2012

The USS Sharkington

This doodle, the product of a college biology class, depicts the USS Sharkington, a Tiburon-class airship. Constructed in the mid-1920s, the craft was largely a reaction to fears that the War of the Stray Dog would boil over. Despite the conflict’s resolution after 10 days, the Sharkington’s construction continued.

The ship’s frame is based on that of the great white shark, one of nature’s frowniest predators. (For a creature that spends most of its life fishing, it sure can be a downer.) Sleek and scary, the dirigible was designed to soar through the sky and bite other aircraft in half. It never got the chance to cause such misery.

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