Okay, so I heard about this guy's doom story from a coworker, and finally looked it up. That one sucked. I however found the Batman story before it was too late to forever give up interest, and I found this. I don't know if the guy did this on purpose when writing these stories but I was actually laughing audibly when reading Psionic Cowboy Versus the Space Station. The link is here. It is a pdf, so be warned.
Anyone else found great "Plan 9-style gems" like this that are worth looking into for a 5 minute laugh?
"To Hell: On Purpose" - MintMan
[Moved by MintMan on Apr 2, 2010 23:58]
Apr 4, 2010 2:53
Gasp! Children? In MY INTERNETS??
Yeah. Probably either a child or someone whose first language was Engrish. Or both.
I'm not slacking, my code's compiling.
Apr 6, 2010 23:01
Peter Chimaera? That's some golden stuff. I am pretty sure the thing is a gag, tho', although a beautifully constructed one. I would not have said so if it were not for the Russian spy part. No matter how bad an author may be, not even a six-year-old would make one introduce him/her/itself with "Hello, I am not a Russian spy."
As for me, found gems? Yes. Five minutes? Oh my, no.
Takes a long time to read; takes a lifetime to get over.
Death is the only release.
Now, some of you all might be saying that it isn't fair since that li'l nugget is mostly a character profile and not a true story. But oh, fret not: it actually writes. Well, "writes," at least. This is closer to the five minute mark, but feel free to treasure how much the illiterate sheep eat the stuff up.
Know Phalanx Limit and similar stories which are nothing but a bunch of high spots? Well, this ain't that. Honestly, how do you not only make an antonym by literally saying thing, non-in-front-of-thing -- but doing such multiple times?
And this dude is legit. Seriously. "All romance ends in despair -- or death, but most likely despair: gutwrenching despair." Detective Lassiter, Psych