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Offline I Was A Teenage Wharwilf

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Give Grease Trap A Chance.
« on: November 28, 2009, 09:24:51 AM »


So...here's a thing I've been doing that someone here might find funny. A novel about my horrendous experiences as a teenage Irish-immigrant fast-food employee, presented in pioneering "illustraudiobook" format. Here are a few trailers which give you some idea of the ridiculousness of the project...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVd1pgY3w34
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saO0tnF7-W0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYIeRxELBzw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZaQpe-R1nY

And here's the first chapter...which details perhaps the worst first day on the job anyone has ever had, anywhere.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_c9PiTmo7c
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKEPoQ54PsM

Now, be forewarned, the book contains both "adult" language, and frank depictions of teenage sexuality (read masturbation) so it's not for everyone, but, if you give it a chance, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. And if you aren't, well, all you'll have lost are precious, irretrievable moments of your life.
There is, believe it or not, a tenuous connection to Rifftrax/MST3K here too, Every one of the hundred or so illustrations I've so far completed to make the videos was drawn and coloured while re-watching Seasons eight through ten of MST3K. Now, that doesn't make the illustrations any better, but it sure made creating them a lot more fun.

Seriously though, to anyone who does check out the "illustraudiobook" my sincere thanks.
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Re: Give Grease Trap A Chance.
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2009, 08:33:59 AM »

Chapter Two, in which our hero reflects sadly on the interview that got him the job that saw him locked in a tank of sewage for a day.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELh6rnqcnd4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0ppGanljNE

And Chapter Three, in which our teenage protagonist is traumatized by his middle-aged manager's sweaty sex talk.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk4xQ2fMx7o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dInjxKs60s

I did a bit of a Star Wars themed Rifftrax marathon re-watch today as I was drawing the images for later chapters. I was really struck this time by just how much the guys seemed to enjoy doing the first Star Wars film (Episode IV.) There are so many genuine chuckles from all three at each others riffs, that it really feels like you're watching the film with friends. Very witty friends, obviously.

I remember when I moved to Japan seven years ago, one of the things that helped me most to get over my initial homesickness was watching stacks and stacks of MST3K, since it was the closest I could get to watching bad movies with friends, something I'd done all through high school and college. Ah, Bill, Kevin and Mike. Sarcastic imaginary friends for lonely guys across the globe.
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Re: Give Grease Trap A Chance.
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2010, 09:09:16 AM »

Chapter Four, which features a sixteen hour work-shift, a large mimeographed nut-sack, and night janitors wrestling in cardboard robot costumes.
http://web.me.com/jenifer.and.nick/Grease_Trap/Audiobook_Updates/Entries/2009/11/5_CHAPTER_FOUR.html
And Chapter Five, which contains a frank and detailed account of meat beating.
http://web.me.com/jenifer.and.nick/Grease_Trap/Audiobook_Updates/Entries/2009/11/12_CHAPTER_FIVE.html
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