Troubled by bizarre hallucinations of a giant chicken that not even the strongest antipsychotic drugs could dispel, celebrity chef Chuck Norris decided to go fishing at the local lake to calm his nerves.
As he was pondering which bait to use, without warning, his head exploded!
And while most bystanders were in various states of shock and horror, two people nearby seemed strangely unsurprised.
"Oh no, Jessie, not again," the exhausted-looking young woman said, a permanent panicked terror etched into her face like a brand, "you naughty naughty girl, what's Mommy going to do with you?"
I'm as longwinded as anybody when I'm at a keyboard -- if I can keep it to four lines or less, anyone can. No more excuses! I wrote in a review of someone else's MOCtag how your installment should be compact and elegant like a haiku. I did briefly consider writing this chapter in haiku form, but I don't think many people would have gotten it.
A few parting thoughts:
I couldn't handle a Chuck Norris storyline -- that's as bad as a Mastr Chef storyline, as far as I'm concerned. Therefore, he gets his head exploded.
MOCtag is not necessarily the saga of Rory the Rooster! It's sweet how you all got so attached to him, but seriously -- you have to let go.
MOCtag is not for the weak! Keep it to four lines or less, or face my acid tongue! I might even start deducting smileys for rulebreaking. Since we all know how important those ratings are. And really, what else can I do? You've been warned. (And that is my sig-fig doing the Hitchcockian walk-through, if you didn't catch it.)
Think my ducks will become as iconic as my chickens? No, me either.
And for the few of you out there who do appreciate haiku:
Keep it to four lines
I am the god of MOCtag
Just do what I say
A new beginning
Jessie exploded Chuck's head
Let's move on from here
Just let Rory die
His part in the tale's over
Time for a new plot
I guess I should say
Who gets to do the next one Joe Haddad is It
THank you Thank you THANK YOU!
I am just now reading long in the storyline, and I am glad that Rory is dead. It was cute, but there's so much more room for the character developemnt of other players here.
Glad that somebody finally had the balls to choke the chicken enough to keep him from rearing his ugly head again...
Down, boys! DOWN! Yes, we've been stuck in limbo a long time here. However, I have been in contact with Joe, and he tells me that the MOC is done, but that his camera blew up and now he has to build a new one from two coconuts or something... Long story short, unless I have reason to believe that he's dead or in a coma, he's still It. He will be punished severely for his tardiness. The poor guy's rep may never recover...
I am not worthy! *bows down* I am not worthy! na just kidding! oh a cameo by siggy Shannon! well this is great Mr. Almighty God of MocTag we could use a change in the plot for now. Nice Haiku by the way, looks like I've gotta make another car...
*in a stupid HAL0 KiDDy v0ice* OMG! I LURV those duks! I em goin t0 make about 15 m0c2 about thm, nd killin dem offf ab0ut 20 times just 2 c dem resurected again! Okay, nice work, Sanno. I like the build, very clean. The bathrooms are nice, too. Great reeds. I almost needed some ducks for MOColympics...
Using extremely long sentences to prove a point is not a Haiku. Sorry to burst your bubble. The build itself is Ok in other circumstances I suppose. I personally enjoyed the fantastic elements that people brought about with MOC tag and think that the whole "rules" you're attempting to apply to a creative stream are ridiculous. There is a huge pressure for people doing this, and to have you undermine the thing the whole way is ridiculous. (it took about 20 attempts to get an unmoderated comment. please delete any others that somehow may work through the system).
Oh yes, and what a "LOVELY" haiku you made. I think that I love Rory more than you do! Sorry, I can get a little TOO attached to some things (especially that stuff the boy at that school sells me!) Fine, fine just let him wither away into nothingness. How could you do that to your own SON?! And to those who are saying "thank god you cleaned up this mess", I, in a way, agree with you. Well, I'm just glad that I got my last chance with that little bird...and got to make fun of Kelso and Phipson at the same time. ~Nick
I like it
Heather LEGO Girl
September 12, 2008
Oh braaa-vo. clap, clap, clap. So you can do it in four lines or less? Hang on, I think this deserves to be "reserve grand champion." As for killing off Chuck Norris - I can't save you now. You've brought his wrath apon yourself. Oh, and beautiful work here as always. This has a total "Twilight Zone" feel to it. Keep It Studly Sir.
Hmmm...very interesting...so you can do it in four lines, BIG deal...I was hoping that you would keep Rory alive, like I set it up for you. Well, you've totally ruined it! Yeah you RUINED it, SHANNON! You little punk!
I think I'll stop reading MOCtag. No more Rory? Great build, I love it all, great intro into the next storyline. I still don't like the four line rule, but I know others will brek it almost constantly, and there is nothing you can do about it. Awesome job!
Great fountain head there on Chuck. Lots of other pretty details to look at until it turns into a gore filled nightmare captured for all posterity. That's for future generations not your butt. Story wise, that's more like it. A nice concise, or compact, story with a bit of an opening for the next guy. Too many of the stories I read on MOCpages have a tendency to wander around leading no where or take a left field tangent that can't even be defined mathematically. I wish more people would take their time to write, edit and re-write. Oh, well, great job. see ya. garth
See...I have a girl name too! That's why I'm tough and went with my first two initials: JD. =) Well SHANNON, I really like the SNOT lake, the trees, and the exploding head. You always do make things interesting...Now let's see what this little girl can do!
moctag 17, great job, a good thing you kept out rory, he was getting boring, beuatiful decor, I like how his head explodes and the responsable for that, I can imagine that the next moctagger has some inspiration now, the story can go further in many ways, great job
Well Shannon, this looser is feeling thoroughly refreshed! And let's not forget, you did it in the midst of preparations for BrickCon, so credit where it's due. I'll look forward to putting the chicken behind us (not that I didn't enjoy it, but yes, it's long past the time to let Rory go!) and seeing where Joe takes us. It's a new day, people!
So yes, I've been following this ridiculosity called MOCtag and it definitely needed an intervention from its creator. Really nice lake scene, love the cattails! Too bad Texas Rangers everywhere are gonna be gunning for you from now on... I'm looking forward to the ongoing adventures of whoever and great job everybody who already did one.
I see those all the time on YouTube, but I never thought they would reach MOCpages. Shannon, please delete it so it doesn't spread. It's depressing that people are really stoopid enough to think that stuff isn't fake and get scared by it.
4 lines! IT CAN BE DONE! Thank you. Now then, how did his head explode? Was it the little girl or was it in fact that nameless fellow in the background who has been seen on a few occasions beating some orange flat top to within and inch of his... Let's just see what Joe comes up with. And Thanks for not writing "The End". ~ Chris.
Sorry about that first comment. The first one on such a significant MOC, I felt I should throw around some profundity. Love the Scanners-esque fate for poor Mr. Norris, as well as the Hitchcockian cameo. I should start doing that.