Monday, January 3, 2011

Answering a stupid question

The question, found on a site about creating characters for fiction, is "Does he or she like to laugh?"

I....Why would anyone not like to laugh?

  • "My ribs are fucking broken! Ow. Shit. Ow."
  • "I don’t like how it makes me look. Someone took a picture once where I was laughing and my mouth was wide open and I had all these wrinkles. Nothing’s that funny."
  • "My gods forbid it."
  • "It’s not done in my family. I was ten before I knew other people don’t think it's the equivalent of pissing on the carpet."
  • "The doctors say if I ever laugh even once I shall probably die."
  • "The last time I laughed something happened. There was a small child involved. I don’t want to talk about it. Right now I’m not even allowed to."
  • "My father was a clown. He drank and he was always 'practicing his material.' He’s been gone ten years and I can still hear him: C’mon! That was funny, Boy, laugh!"


  1. The third response, gods forbidding it, seems like it would be an interesting thing...hmm...

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  3. It's all fun and games until Somebody loses an eye yo.

  4. At that point, it becomes the acquisition of all wisdom and knowledge.

  5. I shoulda tried nine nights hanging from a tree instead of grad school....It's cheaper, it's over quicker, and I doubt it's that much more painful.

  6. Don't forget the pokey thingy. Gotta have the pokey thingy.