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Title: OH GOD, NO... ITS... ITS.... .. NEWTOWN-ZILLAAAAHH
Post by: loveandasandwich 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!
....
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!








;D ;D ;D



Title: Re: OH GOD, NO... ITS... ITS.... .. NEWTOWN-ZILLAAAAHH
Post by: Michela 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)


Title: Re: OH GOD, NO... ITS... ITS.... .. NEWTOWN-ZILLAAAAHH
Post by: JBear on March 05, 2008 06:44:15 PM
Wow this is probably the funniest one yet!  :D 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.  :P


Title: Re: OH GOD, NO... ITS... ITS.... .. NEWTOWN-ZILLAAAAHH
Post by: CamOovas on March 05, 2008 06:49:46 PM
I love the sweater vest.


Title: Re: OH GOD, NO... ITS... ITS.... .. NEWTOWN-ZILLAAAAHH
Post by: Avril222 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


Title: Re: OH GOD, NO... ITS... ITS.... .. NEWTOWN-ZILLAAAAHH
Post by: LaLaHappy on March 05, 2008 07:08:08 PM
This is the greatest!!!!  I love him! (and your sense of humor)  :D


Title: Re: OH GOD, NO... ITS... ITS.... .. NEWTOWN-ZILLAAAAHH
Post by: nezbutt on March 05, 2008 07:10:31 PM
I love him! its pure geniousness! ;D


Title: Re: OH GOD, NO... ITS... ITS.... .. NEWTOWN-ZILLAAAAHH
Post by: JadedJenn on March 05, 2008 07:40:55 PM
What a great idea! I love him. The sweater vest is awesome. Very creative.


Title: Re: OH GOD, NO... ITS... ITS.... .. NEWTOWN-ZILLAAAAHH
Post by: moxie_d on March 05, 2008 08:21:43 PM
Brilliant!


Title: Re: OH GOD, NO... ITS... ITS.... .. NEWTOWN-ZILLAAAAHH
Post by: meme555 on March 06, 2008 05:03:50 AM
hehe too cute!  ;D


Title: Re: OH GOD, NO... ITS... ITS.... .. NEWTOWN-ZILLAAAAHH
Post by: EvilRachel 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!


Title: Re: OH GOD, NO... ITS... ITS.... .. NEWTOWN-ZILLAAAAHH
Post by: turtlelove on March 06, 2008 09:41:20 AM
i totally get it....and love it!  great job!


Title: Re: OH GOD, NO... ITS... ITS.... .. NEWTOWN-ZILLAAAAHH
Post by: a10derHeart 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.


Title: Re: OH GOD, NO... ITS... ITS.... .. NEWTOWN-ZILLAAAAHH
Post by: hyspirit on March 07, 2008 07:30:11 AM
ha ha I love the thought that went into it. It looks so good.


Title: Re: OH GOD, NO... ITS... ITS.... .. NEWTOWN-ZILLAAAAHH
Post by: dorkgrl26 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  ;)


Title: Re: OH GOD, NO... ITS... ITS.... .. NEWTOWN-ZILLAAAAHH
Post by: Mardz on March 07, 2008 08:58:24 AM
Adorable!  ;D ;D ;D   Cool watch ;]


Title: Re: OH GOD, NO... ITS... ITS.... .. NEWTOWN-ZILLAAAAHH
Post by: sweetdandies 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!


Title: Re: OH GOD, NO... ITS... ITS.... .. NEWTOWN-ZILLAAAAHH
Post by: mel-anis on March 08, 2008 12:15:29 PM
i want to vote for you !!!!

IT'S SOO BEAUTIFUL <3 <3 <3

I Like it !!


Title: Re: OH GOD, NO... ITS... ITS.... .. NEWTOWN-ZILLAAAAHH
Post by: missjesswinkwink on March 10, 2008 12:29:08 PM
This is pretty amazing. He's so cute. I love your story!


Title: Re: OH GOD, NO... ITS... ITS.... .. NEWTOWN-ZILLAAAAHH
Post by: el3phant on March 11, 2008 02:50:11 PM
hilarious. =)


Title: Re: OH GOD, NO... ITS... ITS.... .. NEWTOWN-ZILLAAAAHH
Post by: Gillama 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.  :D


Title: Re: OH GOD, NO... ITS... ITS.... .. NEWTOWN-ZILLAAAAHH
Post by: scienceissexy on March 11, 2008 09:01:44 PM
He makes wearing a sweatervest cool :)


Title: Re: OH GOD, NO... ITS... ITS.... .. NEWTOWN-ZILLAAAAHH
Post by: jesseeyore 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!!!


Title: Re: OH GOD, NO... ITS... ITS.... .. NEWTOWN-ZILLAAAAHH
Post by: DangitJess on March 14, 2008 01:13:42 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D I hit this rocks! and it does! He's wearing ARGYLE HA HA HA HA AH


Title: Re: OH GOD, NO... ITS... ITS.... .. NEWTOWN-ZILLAAAAHH
Post by: chilledsoup on March 14, 2008 01:38:00 PM
Unbelievably funny!  This guy is pure genius.  Great job!


Title: Re: OH GOD, NO... ITS... ITS.... .. NEWTOWN-ZILLAAAAHH
Post by: allyinthevalley on March 14, 2008 09:02:21 PM
This is 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!


Title: Re: OH GOD, NO... ITS... ITS.... .. NEWTOWN-ZILLAAAAHH
Post by: becksta on March 19, 2008 07:08:36 PM
Oh my God that is so CUTE!!! ;D


Title: Re: OH GOD, NO... ITS... ITS.... .. NEWTOWN-ZILLAAAAHH
Post by: when_im_sixty4 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?  :P  ;D

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!  :)


Title: Re: OH GOD, NO... ITS... ITS.... .. NEWTOWN-ZILLAAAAHH
Post by: Pipecleaner Zombie on March 20, 2008 03:02:33 PM
This is so damn cute!


Title: Re: OH GOD, NO... ITS... ITS.... .. NEWTOWN-ZILLAAAAHH
Post by: Breninja on March 21, 2008 10:48:43 PM
newton is awesome!


Title: Re: OH GOD, NO... ITS... ITS.... .. NEWTOWN-ZILLAAAAHH
Post by: eschewed xx 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.