While everyone in the US is already watching the new episode and I have to wait, I try my best to avoid reading spoilers. This keeps me away from nearly every online hunting ground I usually frequent, so I went to work on a little something to entertain myself.
Earlier today, Greg from fallingskiesblog expressed concern about “OMAIGAWD I’M SO MAD BEN SHOULD OF KISSED KAREN*” threads popping up on IMDB after tonight’s episode. Tired of the romance in Falling Skies, we decided to lock ourselves in a fallshout shelter, drink beer and watch chosen parts of the Die Hard series until it’s over; a safe haven on the polar opposite of “romance”. And then, I thought: “Hey, why let the shippers take over every fandom and spam their ‘romantic subtext’ they see in everything wherever they go? Why not spam back with the things I’d like to see? Shove my preferences down everyone’s throat?” As usual, the idea to do a little bit of trolling evolved into day’s work, due to ADD-related hyperfocus. I present:
A Fistful Of Skitters – The Good, The Bad and The Space Bugs
In this epic western tale, Anthony Cassidy, sheriff of the tiny desert town Dynamite, finally managed to arrest the infamous train robber, “Sundance” John Pope, and lock him up in a holding cell. The success, however, wasn’t meant to last. A day before Pope would be escorted to the gallow, an alien invasion got in the way of the sheriff’s ultimate victory. Dynamite, population 172 (and 76 horses), was completely destroyed, leaving only two survivors. Yes, you guessed it, the good sheriff and the outlaw made it out alive and a story meant to become legend began.
So yeah. That’s what I was doing today. I know I’ll never draw a bullet belt again because it was a serious pain in the ass, but I wanted to keep at least a few things from the real outfits. Pope didn’t need much changes, basically just a hat, but Anthony’s uniform obviously didn’t fit into a western theme. I changed it all to a crossover of a gunslinger and a sheriff and only kept the bullet belt and gloves. I know, I know, the background is pretty plain and empty, but I haven’t decided if I want horses or harleys there. Maybe next time.
* “Should of” is the one thing that really really drives me nuts. To my knowledge, the only context making it correct is “And it should, of course, be…” Other than that, it is “should have”. “Should of” is my personal grammar berzerk button.