this crack is the onus i did not even realize i was under. (or on. whatever.)
Kids, shine your astrospurs and don your robot fists, ‘cause it’s time for SPARKS NEVADA, MANCHILD ON MARS!
Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars, was sitting at his desk and toying with a space-paper clip when his faithful Martian companion, Croach the Tracker, entered the Marshal Station. As Croach carefully laid his bow and quantum arrows down upon his own desk, the Marshal slumped noticeably down in his chair.
“Sparks Nevada,” the Martian politely acknowledged, with the slightest tip of his head in Sparks’s direction.
“Hmmph,” was the Marshal’s only reply, but he watched the Martian warily from under the brim of his hat in the minutes of silence that followed.
The latest Q-and-Acast from Marc Evan Jackson and Paul F. Tompkins got me hard remembering the halcyon days of Jib “Blood in the Water” Janeen (so necessary after the emotional abuse of the previous storyline—Croach and just everything with Red), and thus recalling this clusterfuck child of mine, so I figured I may as well reblog it, as, y’know, I did write it.
Honestly this was such a joy to write, though, even though it came out such a mess (the number of mistakes that slipped through! in my defense, I did write this on my phone and very late at night). More than anything I just wanted an excuse to write Sparks and Croach, because they’ve got this giddy push-and-pull edge-of-the-knife dynamic and such wonderfully distinct voices, I was dying to try them out. They are as fun to write as I suspected (funner, bein’ honest, though trying to write Croach made me realize exactly how often I use contractions and end sentences with prepositions when I write).
Anyway, this is mostly just for posterity, so.
NewsRadio, “Lucky Burger”
NewsRadio episode #78: “Lucky Burger”
NewsRadio, “Flowers for Matthew”
Dave Nelson & Bill McNeal
Joe: Now this is a gay scene.
Dave: No, Joe, this is a gay scene.