The Dedicated Practice of a Future Prodigy

The Dedicated Practice of a Future Prodigy

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Title
The Dedicated Practice of a Future Prodigy
Date
September 11, 2022
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Living Room – Day

The Grustle Monster sits, arms folded, next to Kevin, gaming, on the couch.

Grustle Monster
GAMING IS A WASTE OF TIME.
Kevin
-Sigh- C’mon, man. Please just let me relax.
Panel 2 : Int. Living Room – Continuous

The Grustle Monster continues.

Grustle Monster
RELAXING DOESN’T GET YOU CLOSER TO YOUR GOALS.
Kevin
Fine. What if my goal is to become an esports pro?
Panel 3 : Int. Living Room – Continuous

Kevin continues.

Kevin
Suddenly, this isn’t wasted time, but the dedicated practice of a future prodigy.
Panel 4 : Int. Living Room – Continuous

The Grustle Monster retorts.

Grustle Monster
YOU’VE BEEN STUCK ON THE TUTORIAL LEVEL FOR WEEKS!
Kevin
IT’S HARD!

The Grustle Monster Cometh

The Grustle Monster Cometh

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Title
The Grustle Monster Cometh
Date
September 4, 2022
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Bedroom – Night

Kevin lays in bed, startled awake by a large, purple monster kicking in the door. Across the monster’s chest, the word “GRUSTLE” is written.

The Grustle Monster
WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN BED? AMBITION NEVER SLEEPS!
Panel 2 : Int. Bedroom – Continuous

The monster jumps on the foot of Kevin’s bed, causing it and Kevin to shoot up at attention.

The Grusle Monster
WHILE YOU’RE IN HERE, SOMEONE’S OUT THERE STEALING YOUR SUCCESS!
Panel 3 : Int. Bedroom – Continuous

The monster bellows.

The Grustle Monster
GET UP! GET OUT!! GET TO WORK!!!
Kevin
AAAAAAH!!!!
Panel 4 : Int. Office Breakroom – Later

Hunched over his coffee, disheveled, with a crazy look in his eye, Kevin twitches as his coworker makes a dry observation.

Coworker
Dude, you look like crap.
Kevin
Can’t sleep… Grustle Monster will get me!
Kevin hunched over his laptop

Peas In A Pod

Peas In A Pod

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Title
Peas In A Pod
Date
August 21, 2022
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Void – Day

A cute illustration of three anthropomoric peas in a pod.

Peas in a Pod
Panel 2 : Int. Void – Continuous

A cute illustration of the same peas in a pod. Only this time, they’re in the middle of a small pond.

Peas in a Pond
Panel 3 : Int. Void – Continuous

A cute illustration of the three peas. This time, sitting on the head of a smiling pig that wears a red bow tie.

Peas on a Pig
Panel 4 : Int. Void – Continuous

A cute illustration of the three peas. Now stacked one on top of the other. A blonde wig over the top pea.

Peas in a Wig

All That Flapping

All That Flapping

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Title
All That Flapping
Date
August 14, 2022
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Ext. Kevin’s House – Day

Close up on Kevin, wearing a bike helmet. His parrot sits on his shoulder.

Kevin
What’s flying like?
Bird
Honestly? Overrated.
Panel 2 : Ext. Kevin’s House – Continuous

The bird continues.

Bird
Sure, it’s fun to soar above the trees. But it’s also exhausting. All that flapping.
Panel 3 : Ext. Kevin’s House – Continuous

Wider to reveal Kevin is standing on the roof of his house, looking over the edge. A pillow lashed to his chest and a bedsheet fastened to his arms as makeshift wings.

Kevin
Huh. So should I rethink this?
Char
Nah. You’re gonna love it.

Daily Affirmations

Daily Affirmations

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Title
Daily Affirmations
Date
August 7, 2022
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Kevin’s House – Day

Kevin’s parrot smiles into his mirror.

Bird
Who’s a pretty bird? Who’s a pwitty widdle birdy? You are!
Panel 2 : Int. Kevin’s House – Continuous

The bird realizes Kevin is watching from the doorway behind him. Kevin snickers.

Panel 3 : Int. Kevin’s House – Continuous

The bird snaps.

Bird
What? Shut up! Like you don’t do it too!
Panel 4 : Int. Kevin’s House – Continuous

The bird continues.

Bird
Get outta here, pencilneck!

Kevin’s smirk fades.

Panel 5 : Int. Kevin’s House – Later

Kevin stands in front of his bathroom mirror. Frowning and tearing up, he points to himself.

Kevin
Don’t let him call you a pencilneck! Who’s a big, strong man? You are!

Why I’m Not On Stranger Things

Why I’m Not On Stranger Things

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Title
Why I’m Not On Stranger Things
Date
July 10, 2022
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Kate Bush it is not

Transcript

Panel 1 : Ext. Hawkins Graveyard – Day

An Overhead shot of Kevin, floating several feet in mid-air. Wearing headphones, his eyes roll back in a dumbfounded expression. On the ground, Dustin and Lucas from Stranger Things freak out.

Dustin
Oh no! Kevin’s under Vecna’s curse!
Lucas
Quick! Play his favorite song!
Panel 2 : Int. Vecna’s Lair – Continuous

Kevin is bound up by tentacles in Vecna’s Lair. Everything has a red tint. Vecna stands opposite him, poised with his claw hand. Yet they both pause to and look skyward as a song begin playing.

Singer
Shake your love! I just can’t shake your love! Shake your love! I just can’t shake… your love!
Panel 3 : Int. Vecna’s Lair – Continuous

Embarrassed, Kevin blushes and grins. Vecna lowers his claw. A look of disbelief and judgement on his face.

Vecna
Debbie Gibson?
Kevin
Please don’t tell anyone.

Quite The Journey

Quite The Journey

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Title
Quite The Journey
Date
July 3, 2022
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Car – Day

A driver’s POV looking out the window. A road sign flies by reading “ROAD MAY FLOOD, 500 FT”

Panel 2 : Int. Car – Continuous

Another sign flies by: “ROAD MAY NOT FLOOD, 400 FT”

Panel 3 : Int. Car – Continuous

A third sign: “GET OFF ROAD’S DAMN BACK, 300 FT”

Panel 4 : Int. Car – Continuous

The driver (Kevin) looks out the window with concern.

Panel 5 : Int. Car – Continuous

A fourth sign: “SORRY. ROAD JUST WENT THRU BAD BREAKUP, 200 FT”

Panel 6 : Int. Car – Continuous

A fifth sign: “ROAD NEEDS TIME TO WORK ON ROAD, 100 FT”

Panel 7 : Int. Car – Continuous

A sixth, different sign: “ROAD WORK AHEAD, NEXT 10 MI”

Panel 8 : Int. Car – Continuous

In the driver’s seat, Kevin smiles. Glad that worked out.

A Very Specific Task

A Very Specific Task

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Title
A Very Specific Task
Date
June 19, 2022
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Room – Day

Dani stands smiling, holding a bowl of ranch dressing in one hand and a full head of cauliflower in the other. She’s just dipped the cauliflower in the ranch.

Caption
Dipping a head of cauliflower in ranch dressing
Panel 2 : Ext. Yard – Later

Wearing overalls, Dani stands in front of a tall white picket fence. She holds a brush of white paint. A bucket sits on a stepladder nearby. Dani shrugs.

Caption
Painting a white fence white
Panel 3 : Int. Kitchen – Later

Dani stands at a kitchen table. On the table is an open container of plain yogurt. Next to it is large uncooked ham. Dani massages the yogurt into the skin of the uncooked ham. She looks disgusted.

Caption
Massaging yogurt into an uncooked ham
Panel 4 : Ext. Beach – Later

Dani on the beach, equally disgusted look on her face. But now, she’s applying sunscreen to Kevin’s back.

Dani
You’re right – nothing could’ve prepared me for this.
Kevin
Sorry.

No “Off” Switch

No “Off” Switch

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Title
No “Off” Switch
Date
June 12, 2022
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Ext. Beach – Day

Kevin sits on a beach chair on a sunny shore. Wearing an open Hawaiian shirt, he clasps his hands behind his head and smiles. His bird perches on his elbow.

Kevin
Isn’t this great? A week away from social media! No F.O.M.O. No stress…
Panel 2 : Ext. Beach – Continuous

Kevin and his bird sit in silence, soaking up the sun and surf.

Panel 3 : Ext. Beach – Continous

Another moment of quiet.

Panel 4 : Ext. Beach – Continous

Kevin’s bird turns to him.

Bird
You’re thinking of ways to turn this into content, aren’t you?
Kevin
Yes. I’m very broken.

Two Great Tastes That Go Great Together

Two Great Tastes That Go Great Together

Strip Info

Title
Two Great Tastes That Go Great Together
Date
May 22, 2022
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Transcript

Panel 1 : Int. Television Studio – Day

A game show contestant stands at a podium, cheering with excitement. His nametag reads “Mark.” Next to him stands Drew Carey, who speaks into his signature skinny microphone.

Drew Carey
Actual retail price is twenty-two thousand dollars…
Panel 2 : Int. Television Studio – Continuous

In the adjacent showroom, a spokesmodel stands smiling next to a large powerboat on a trailer.

Drew Carey (O.S.)
…which means Mark will take home this brand new boat…
Panel 3 : Int. Television Studio – Continous

Closer on the boat and spokesmodel, who now holds a large kitchen knife to the bow of the boat.

Drew Carey (O.S.)
…if he can correctly guess IS IT CAKE?
Panel 4 : Int. Studio Executive’s Office – Continous

An executive sits opposite Kevin.

Executive
This is the dumbest pitch I’ve ever heard.

Kevin leans in.

Kevin
Or the greatest?

Next to Kevin is a poster on an easel that reads, “The Price is Cake!”