Creative Writing Wednesday: “Down and Out in the Mushroom Kingdom” Outtakes!

Posted: April 25, 2012 in Creative Writing Wednesday
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So in the first draft of “Down and Out in the Mushroom Kingdom”, I had little humorous ads that went between the four main sections of the story, as a way of indicating chapter breaks. I guess I got the idea from Gaiman’s story “A Study in Emerald”, which has some hilarious fake Victorian advertisements in between the main sections of the story (my favorite one is about V. Tepes– Professional Exsanguinator!!). In any case, I tried doing something similar to that while I was writing DaOitMK.

Then I decided that I didn’t like the ads, that they interrupted the flow of the story. So I took them out.

BUT NO MATTER! Because I’ve been meaning to put these up on Axolotl Ceviche for three whole months, here they are. They don’t add to the story at all, but they do have some terrible video game jokes in them. See if you can spot them all!

Think of these ads as “DVD Extras”. They don’t add that much, but they may give you a bit of a smile.

~ Ian


“Down and Out in the Mushroom Kingdom”: Deleted Scenes


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