Friday, January 7

Otterblog Alert: Male Maladies of the 19th Century

Remember that episode of "Little House" where Pa just kept screaming and going into shrill hysterics? Remember when they had to call the doc just to come out and "calm" him via certain questionable "medical science" practices? Remember how he was cured for a while and then went on a tear again? Poor Half-Pint, she remembers it well. But - I sure don't remember that episode. Do you? Well - because yours truly was given a 'Steampunk' assignment to do (*you know, that sci-fi genre where the industrial revolution was on steroids in the 19th century and they even had large scale computers), I went ahead and wrote my own episode, complete with a unsavory traveling snake-oil huckster-infomercial. Oh, yeah and I kinda switched the genders in this one too, cos in my alternative wild west universe - Willa Cather would be a bad-ass and Lewis and Clark would be demure prairie wives... Take that Manifest Destiny's Child!! Check out my wranglin' of history at Wild West Bacon Strip after the jump...

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