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A CHRISTMAS CARD FROM THE MIDDLEMAN [Nov. 28th, 2011|03:33 pm]
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8:00 a.m.

“Fudgety-Bow-Wow, Dubbie!”

The Big Green Cheese’s language was extra-salty today, but Wendy Watson couldn’t muster the gumption for a witty rejoinder for two distinct reasons. Reason number one? Two adamantine thoughts currently raging like an electrical storm in her brain:

Thought number one: an intense calculation of the tangled path of clues and conspiracies that had led her to this present, and precarious situation. The winding and dangerous intrigue of the past few days included but was not limited to: a. the kidnapping of a genetically-enhanced, superintelligent dolphin from a children’s waterpark in Dubuque, b. the sudden manifestation in a Bhutanese monastery of the Vitrioplasmoid Consciousness - an alien entity comprised of pure hatred expressed as a small pool of malodorous brown bioluminescent ooze and c. the HEYDAR’s discovery of a not inconsiderably large rift in the fabric of space and time emanating from this location.

Thought number two: a certain yearning for her aunt Margarita’s Ropa Vieja, a thick and vinegary Caribbean stew of meat, peppers, and onions whose preparation inevitably filled the house with a. a delicious and savory aroma and b. the irresistible strains of Miguel Bosé’s signature 1980‘s hit single Amante Bandido.

Thought number two always intruded into Wendy’s mind during moments of extreme danger... and may have been the key contributing factor to her trademark serenity in the face of overwhelming odds.

Reason number two for Wendy Watson’s lack of a witty rejoinder? She was - indeed - experiencing a moment of extreme danger when she heard the voice of her employer: hanging upside-down, her legs magnetically shackled to a shining steel girder over the Coliseum-like lair of yet another egomaniacal-male-chauvinist-pig-supervillain who was probably neither breastfed as a baby nor picked for the football team as a child...

...and beneath her, an army of somewhat comical salt-and-pepper-shaker-shaped robots... all sporting plunger-shaped manipulator arms and lethal gunsticks... all crying out the same word with shrill and excruciating homogeneity:


The Middleman and Wendy

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[User Picture]From: _la_mysterieuse
2011-11-30 09:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for this! It put a massive grin on my face and was just delightful to read.
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[User Picture]From: dementedsiren
2011-12-01 02:30 am (UTC)
Oh my god, this just rocked my world.


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[User Picture]From: milady_dragon
2011-12-01 04:47 am (UTC)
This was about the most awesome piece of awesomeness ever to have awesomed its way across my computer. Just full of awesomesauce and win!

Oh, and have I said it was awesome?
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[User Picture]From: no_detective
2011-12-01 04:52 am (UTC)
Best Christmas card EVER.
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[User Picture]From: hematitebadger
2011-12-01 06:56 am (UTC)
Your icon has just made this post even more awesomely geeky.
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[User Picture]From: kdsorceress
2011-12-01 05:00 am (UTC)
I cannot begin to express in mere words the flailing and glee and thorough and complete happiness this brought me. Thank you, so much.
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[User Picture]From: hematitebadger
2011-12-01 06:53 am (UTC)
As Steven Moffat's characters are so fond of saying, "Oh, this is Christmas." A very large pile of thanks to you.
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[User Picture]From: copracat
2011-12-03 09:37 am (UTC)
Thank you.
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From: spadada
2011-12-18 09:47 pm (UTC)
I don't even watch Doctor Who and I loved this. You joy comes right through your writing. That's what I love most. You're having such a good time and thus so do we. Merry Christmas back at cha!
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[User Picture]From: revelsofthedead
2012-01-12 07:50 pm (UTC)
Your writing is brilliant, your show is brilliant, brilliant all around.

Can we start a rumor of Netflix resurrecting The Middleshow .. and make it come true?
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[User Picture]From: esyla
2012-03-09 07:13 am (UTC)
The Wibbley-Wobbley Timey-Wimey Jiggery-Pokkery...even the title is perfect.

You, sir, are my hero.
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[User Picture]From: terryowen_lj
2012-12-21 04:12 am (UTC)
Came from a FB link for this year's MiddleFic and found this gem, too. Wow. Loved both but Dr Who/MM - doesn't get any better than that. Thanks!
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