|3 years ago :: Apr 24, 2012 - 11:03AM #1|
random idea I had while at work this morning.
the title character is Rev. Reilly stumble, a fire & brimstone Bible-Belt minister who is active in efforts against anything and everything that he feels is sinful.
unfortunately for the minister, however, he's been getting high on his own supply of c-list counter-cult authors.
As such, the news that a new card, comic, and gaming shop is opening in town, and that the opening will have a "meet & greet" with a published fantasy author, sends him through the roof and causes him to charge right down there in order to break up the "wickedness".
It turns out that the rather large fantasy author in question is actually the proprietor; he saved up enough from his publishing royalties - not only his fantasy works but also from the songs he'd write for his cousin's hard rock band - to finally open the place.
Oh, and he's also a college-educated Mormon with a graduate degree in business and a killer rendition of the haka.
...which he learned by hanging around his wife's family. That's right: his wife is Polynesian. Yet another victim of the economy, she helps out at the store when not working as a substitute teacher or trying to get her teaching degree.
Also showing up that day? The guy's openly Masonic high school mentor and his wife's older brother / mentor, a counselor at a juvenile detention center who coaches wrestling for the YMCA.
In other words, within the span of half an hour just about everything Stumble hates and fears has literally looked him right in the face.
After having his requisite conniption fit, Stumble makes it his personal crusade to see the store shut down and everyone affiliated with it driven out of the community.
The series would follow his inevitably doomed efforts to do so.
|3 years ago :: May 03, 2012 - 8:40PM #2|
Do you remember the comic strip Kudzu with Rev. Will B. Dunne?
It is impossible to stand upright when one plants his roots in the shifting sands of popular opinion and approval.
Thomas S. Monson