Monday, January 31, 2011

That's Not The First Time I've Done That

So I'm staring down a busy, slightly (very) intimidating week and I expect that you, dearest reader, will suffer most. So I'm kicking things off with one of my favorite videos, Marcel the Shell.

This video isn't exactly book or writing related buuuut let's see if I can put my English major to good use by finding a way to rationalize this. Watch the video and see how long it takes for the main character's personality to be established. I would argue it happens in the first few seconds. Somehow the character is ludicrous and familiar at the same time. We can all relate to Marcel.

Enjoy and Happy Monday!


  1. oh my god. hahaha

  2. Don't you love it?? My sister showed it to me at Christmas and between that, family stress, and my dad's whiskey sours, I was giggling uncontrollably. Good. Times.

  3. I love Marcel the Shell with shoes on. He (she?) makes me very happy. And happy writers are...happy writers. No need to rationalize.

  4. Very true, Teri Anne! We don't need to rationalize our love of silliness. Thanks for the reminder : )