Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.

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F&SF's 73rd contest required mashing up two different works of fiction in 50 words or less. I made six entries, but none won. Thppththtpth.

So I'm blogging them.

Charley's Angels

An experiment vastly increases the IQ of three vapid actresses. They deconstruct their TV detective show, showing it to be a tool of patriarchal heteronormative oppression and hegemonic transnational capitalism. When their new intelligence fades, they marry washed-up actors and endorse a line of bras sold by Target.

The Shadow Over Omelas

Tormenting the accursed spawn of an insane idiot god is all that saves the happy city of Omelas from being consumed by unspeakable eldritch horrors from beyond the stars. Everyone's okay with that, because, you know, who wants to be consumed by unspeakable eldritch horrors from beyond the stars?

Cindy-Lou Who Goes There?

On an expedition to Antarctica, scientist Cindy-Lou Who stumbles upon the frozen corpse of an alien with a heart two sizes too small. As her companions change one by one into murderous grinches, can Cindy-Lou solve the mystery of the disappearing Christmas presents?

A Boy and His Reservoir Dog

In a grim post-apocalyptic wasteland, a feral boy and his gangster companions rob a sperm bank. Complications ensue when the boy's dog goes crazy and eats a hostage's ear, and his girlfriend turns out to be an undercover cop.

Lord of the Ring

When teenage hobbits die after looking into an accursed palantir, a band of hobbits, elves, dwarfs and men set out to depose the sleepless ghost of a murdered child from her fortress in Japan. They ultimately succeed in throwing her television set down the Well of Doom.

L'étranger dans une Terre Étrange

A foreigner feels alienated from humanity, and is incapable of understanding ordinary human emotions, or feigning them successfully. Hated and persecuted, he commits murder, but dies happy, at the hands of a howling mob... wait a minute, were Camus and Heinlein ever actually seen together?



meaning: escape, avoid

ご免 == gomen  == (interjection, noun) pardon, sorry, declining [something], dismissal, permission
免許 == menkyo == (noun) license, permit, certificate

Originally a pictograph of a woman squatting with legs apart, giving birth. How it arrived at its current meanings is controversial. Henshall suggests taking the top element as 'crouching person', the bottom element as 'another crouching person', the middle element as two 'boxes', and as a mnemonic: 'Two persons escape by crouching down behind boxes.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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