I have repeatedly stated that I believe Jarkko wrote this predictable load of old tosh that everyone hated.Nan wrote:Are you saying that you wrote this story Mickey? I thought the author might be either Teratagen or Peter Danielsen. Especialy since you wrote (after the contest was over) that you had not entered the contest. And you wrote "Now I really feel pi**ed that I didn't enter."
So if you did write this? Why all the coyness? And deception?
And My opinion (no matter who wrote it) is still that the story is too predictable. Just as when a person begins to tell an obscene joke his/her listeners' mind race ahead, knowing that the punch line is going to be something "dirty". Hence, no real surprise, the listeners' expectations have already been met. Just my critique.
Don't you worry about punchlines, chill out and enjoy the writing (obviously not of this effort but a far better one).
I hope you are entering the sculpture comp. and that your piece is clean and not smutty. We have standards to maintain here.
The goat? Knowing your keen sense of fun, I presumed your nic Nan was short for nanny goat. Sorry, if I was wrong.
On the other hand, applying your deep analysis of why knowing the general nature of an ending spoils a story I guess that's why jokes have never worked. I mean, a guy comes up to you, adopts a humourous stance and begiins to tell a funny story, it just gives it away that the punchline is going to be something funny. Hence, no real surprise, the listeners' expectations have already been met.
Bugger I was just off to watch a film which inludes several deaths in the first hour. It's just bound to turn out to be one of those comedies. I don't know why I bother.
The coyness is just my nature, it runs in my family Coys-R-Us. The deception- an effort to avoid the trolls jacking off in public.