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Topic: OH GOD, NO... ITS... ITS.... .. NEWTOWN-ZILLAAAAHH  (Read 11817 times)
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« on: March 05, 2008 06:27:06 PM »


So I finally had some free time to participate in one of these challenges, but then when I saw the topic of it I thought "Awwwww nooooo, I hate my hometown!"
But I thought up this idea 2 days before the deadline, which is why its so late, and I sewed my poor fingers off.

My hometown of Newtown, Connecticut has nothing worth crafting about.  Nothing that sparks the imagination.
I spent 18 years of my life there just waiting to leave, and ran out the door to Massachusetts for college as soon as I got the chance.  It's full of mostly yuppies, since my county, Fairfield County, is the sixth richest county in all of america currently.  I think at one point it used to be number two.
To get an idea of how ridiculously spoiled some of the kids were in my town... a girl once totalled her brand new mustang, and in a week was driving an entirely new one.  And that wasn't unheard of in my town at all.  Unfortunately, I had to be the kid who was still taking the bus all through my senior year... haha!

So, my submission is less of a homeage to my hometown, and more of a hate... age?  Maybe I wouldn't go that far.

Without further ado, I introduce, the consumer of imagination, the lover of cold hard cash, the buyer of useless crap!
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NEWTOWN-ZILLAAAHH


Okay, before you say to yourself "Are those christmas trees?"  They're not, haha.  I decided, at the risk of sounding like a pessimistic yuppie-hating jerk, I'd add something I did like about my town.  Every summer fireflies would come in swarms around my house, ridiculous amounts of fireflies, and it made all the trees sparkle and look like christmas trees.  My friends would gather at my house and we'd chase them and hold them, no matter what age we were.




NOOOO NEWTOWN-ZILLA PLEEEASE DONT EAT THE FIREFLIES!


and some closeups of him

Sweatervest, a Rolex, cash monayyy, mouth bleeding devouring imaginations, hungry for more!








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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2008 06:31:19 PM »

love it! love everything about! the story, te rolez, the firefly trees, the adorable monsterness! i adore it all!

(coming from a 'rich' town too, and being the kid who STILL takes the bus everywhere, i feel your pain. we should ahve a support group)
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2008 06:44:15 PM »

Wow this is probably the funniest one yet!  Cheesy Very creative and imaginative!

Lol, I come from one of the poorest states in the Union, but the townspeople in my town are rich for some reason... and I went to a private school since the choice was either a really bad free education or a good education for a hefty price and a way to get into college. So... yeah..... preps every freaking where.  Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2008 06:49:46 PM »

I love the sweater vest.
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2008 06:53:37 PM »

ha ha ha i didn't even notice the sweater vest!
i love him, so cute
and dangerous
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2008 07:08:08 PM »

This is the greatest!!!!  I love him! (and your sense of humor)  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2008 07:10:31 PM »

I love him! its pure geniousness! Grin
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2008 07:40:55 PM »

What a great idea! I love him. The sweater vest is awesome. Very creative.
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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2008 08:21:43 PM »

Brilliant!
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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2008 05:03:50 AM »

hehe too cute!  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2008 08:42:04 AM »

Holy, holy crap.  This is the most amazing thing I've ever seen in my entire life.  I can't stop giggling.

I love your descrition, too, and that you didn't sew down his fangs so he can devour!
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« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2008 09:41:20 AM »

i totally get it....and love it!  great job!
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« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2008 06:39:41 AM »

this is great, of course I am a huge fan of your work, well done!!!!
we didn't have a bus so the poor kids(my sisters and I included) had to walk.
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« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2008 07:30:11 AM »

ha ha I love the thought that went into it. It looks so good.
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« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2008 08:29:37 AM »

hehe thats too funny and i know exactly what you're talking about seeing as im from ansoina. CT. lol. a little more ghetto but i work with a lot of people from fairfield county and they give off the vibe of "im better than you." lol.  its a very cute monster  Wink
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« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2008 08:58:24 AM »

Adorable!  Grin Grin Grin   Cool watch ;]
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« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2008 09:10:39 AM »

I totally sympathize with riding the bus during senior year. I hated it. But your project is awesome!!! Love the sweater vest!
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« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2008 12:15:29 PM »

i want to vote for you !!!!

IT'S SOO BEAUTIFUL <3 <3 <3

I Like it !!
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« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2008 12:29:08 PM »

This is pretty amazing. He's so cute. I love your story!
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« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2008 02:50:11 PM »

hilarious. =)
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« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2008 06:29:11 PM »

with a thousand dollars cash monaay..

haha, I absolutely adore the chest hair you added. It was a nice touch. You've got my vote.  Cheesy
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« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2008 09:01:44 PM »

He makes wearing a sweatervest cool Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2008 09:51:18 AM »

That's hilarious!! I'm from CT too- newington (real close to Hartford). Fairfield county definitely has that sort of reputation. Great job!!!
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« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2008 01:13:42 PM »

 Grin Grin Grin Grin I hit this rocks! and it does! He's wearing ARGYLE HA HA HA HA AH
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« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2008 01:38:00 PM »

Unbelievably funny!  This guy is pure genius.  Great job!
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« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2008 09:02:21 PM »

This is preg_replace('/(.{19})/', '$1 ', 'SSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO') Funny!! As soon as I saw the thumbnail I thought, "Oh WOW! Did loveandsandwich enter this challenge?!" I was so pysched to open it and see that you did!
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« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2008 07:08:36 PM »

Oh my God that is so CUTE!!! Grin
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« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2008 12:44:44 PM »

He's brilliant. You're briliant for the concept!

I know how you feel- we have a fairly "wealthy" (read: old money) college locally and I often see evidence of students living off of "daddy's money" with no real respect for how hard people work to earn their living. So- yeah, hate may be kinda strong, but how about disdain? dismay? a slightly embarrassed indignation?  Tongue  Grin

I'm starting to realize I may be holding some kind of grudge here... LOL.

I also love the firefly-lit trees. Sounds like a lovely memory!  Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2008 03:02:33 PM »

This is so damn cute!
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« Reply #29 on: March 21, 2008 10:48:43 PM »

newton is awesome!
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« Reply #30 on: March 28, 2008 03:21:15 PM »

I love this entry. I feel your pain. I live in Nashua NH, voted best city to live in in America; twice. My school is full of horrible little rich kids who don't understand hard work, get into physical altercations over MYSPACE LAYOUTS, and are mostly worthless. But other than that all my town is retail hell. No culture, no anything, just stores.
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