Pizza from Scratch, 99

20 September, 2007

Nell's summer as a camp counselor

© Bill Lemmond (Actually, you're welcome to download and share these web-resolution images, and you probably won't be happy with printing them.)

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I take some inspiration from Mel Brooks, who said "'Spaceballs' is about the last frontier. ... It is the last genre that I can destroy, so I'm destroying it." As I've said, scary stuff isn't my thing, as my life was too scary, already. So here I make fun of Hollywood's "Candy Man" and H. P. Lovecraft's "elder god," Hastur, both of whom supposedly can be summoned by saying their names aloud, three times.

Kids, left to figure things out for themselves, will escalate. Three times is too easy. "What? Bloody Tourist Barbie and Ken aren't here yet? That only means we have to say 'Bloody Tourists' more times. What? Are you too scared to say it? I dare ya!"

Of course they're more likely to summon the Kinks, who will tell them not to wear out the name of their album. They are definitely wearing out Nell, who decides to fight fire with fire, and summon someone on her side. Yes, her side. Lovecraft loved cats, so his works would be cat-friendly.

"Pasta avatar"? My web research only got as far as seeing art, and reading that Hastur is supposed to be able to take a variety of forms, each one a danger to others' sanity. And I had access to jars of variety pasta, when I was visiting my parents over the summer.

The pasta acknowledgements are because spaghetti started in China and was brought back to Italy by the Polo trading family (and maybe others).

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