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Sally Forth Comic Con Checklist #5: A Note on Our Story So Far

Posted in Uncategorized by cesco7 on June 29, 2018

When I was a little kid I’d create my own TV shows. I would name both the characters and the actors playing those characters. I would also make up what other shows or movies those actors were on. I would then create the three competing networks on which these shows aired and came up with each channel’s backstory, from radio station to TV station to utter financial failure and eventual flooding. In short, when you’re a severely pathologically shy kid you have a lot of alone time to develop programming skeds and determine how a station could sink into the ocean.

And now, years later, I get to do the exact same thing within “Sally Forth” by creating a Comic Con, developing an 80s animated series, having that series appear at the Con, and then going into the history about both, complete with voice actor names and an upcoming cartoon PSA (that was supposed to be about the dangers of down power lines but ended up focusing on the SEC instead).

And yes, depending on your point of view this is either an enjoyable story arc or the most self-indulgent nonsense humanly possible. But whenever I feel down or don’t feel well, I can look at all this and think to myself, “Wow, I knew what I wanted to do with my life by age seven…Wait, is that a good thing?”

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  1. Mollyscribbles said, on July 2, 2018 at 12:49 am

    I can relate to this; in my attempt to actually socialize I joined an RPG group at the local library. One week our DM didn’t show up so we were given a one-off campaign to play on our own, based on 80s cartoons. We ended up spending more time discussing the theoretical tie-in merch more than the actual storyline (I remember one figure came with a motorcycle despite the fact that it was a fantasy setting and no motorcycles were ever depicted in the series), and our characters were able to find the books they needed in a huge library by looking for the books that were actually outlined instead of roughly drawn on the background.

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