Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Darkness – If You Give A Darkling a Cookie – MK Stangeland Jr.

(Relevant Background Information: Way back when, the video game version of The Darkness was one of the very first games reviewed by Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw for his Zero Punctuation series. That game review featured versions of the Darklings referred to as Imps that have since come to serve as secondary characters alongside Yahtzee himself for each video review.)

(5 Panels)

Panel 1: JACKIE ESTACADO is on the phone talking to SARA PEZZINI. He’s sitting in a chair in a dimly lit room.

JACKIE (1): Sara, I have a problem.

SARA (1): (From Phone) What about it concerns me?

JACKIE (2): It involves The Darkness, that’s what.

Panel 2: JACKIE looks to another part of the room where we see some of the DARKLINGS, who don’t look all that right. They look like they’ve let themselves go and turned into slackers, with part of their design referencing the ZERO PUNCTUATION IMPS.

JACKIE (1): There’s something really off about the Darkling. I only just noticed it, but I think something’s been happening to them for a while.

SARA (1): (From Phone) Are they getting rebellious or something?

JACKIE (2): No, they’re…I don’t know how to describe it. But they’re getting lazy and now all the really want to do is goof off.

Panel 3: JACKIE continues to talk with SARA as the DARKLINGS slack around and goof off around him.

SARA: (From Phone) You’re kidding.

JACKIE (1): I wish.

JACKIE (2): I can’t help but wonder if I might actually prefer them getting rebellious to this $#*^.

Panel 4: JACKIE stands up as he continues to talk to SARA.

SARA: (From Phone) So what’s causing it?

JACKIE: That’s the worst part. I ain’t got a %&(#*#$ clue!

Panel 5: Cut to a dimly lit house in Australia. Here, we see a bunch of ZERO PUNCTUATION IMPS lounging about and goofing off inside the house of BEN CROSHAW, better known as YAHTZEE. These IMPS should have a modified design that makes them look much closer to their DARKLING counterparts, while still preserving the primary aspects of the IMPS. Among the activities they IMPS should be doing is sitting on a couch and playing an unseen video game on a TV in front of them.

YAHTZEE is sitting in a chair nearby, looking mildly frustrated by the way the IMPS have made themselves at home but either unable or unwilling to do anything about it, essentially putting up with them. There might potentially be one IMP here that’s sitting or lying on top of his head in some fashion, or possibly other IMPS that are interacting with him in some way.

TEXT BOX: Meanwhile, in Australia…


No comments:

Post a Comment

Feedback is what every good writer wants and needs, so please provide it in the white box below
If you want to play along at home, feel free to put your scripts under the Why? post for the week.