This is not a story by Tim Burton. Once upon a time there lived a magnificent creature by the name of Hodgepodge the Post. Hodgepodge was in love with the beautiful maiden Ginger Snaap, who was also known as the only resident of Edward Hotspur‘s land of Blah.
Page six. On a cloudy and cold Thursday morning, Ginger Snaap left her dwelling to visit the wonderful kingdom of Le Clown. She followed the ecstatic cheering sound of a very large crowd, until she found herself as a guest blogger on Black Box Warnings. Read her post: One Pea In A Disordered Pod. Don’t make Hodgepodge hunt you down. End of story.
Page 13: After using his brain flesh real hard, Le Clown had decided to drop out of Canadica. He was working on a photo blog for his friend Sweet Mother, when one of his models pulled a Le Clown and dropped out of the photoshoot. Damocles pulled a fast one on Le Clown, dropped the weight of his sword on the flesh of his brain, and the photo blog exhaled its final breath. To quote the great David Byrne: You may ask yourself, why did Le Clown drop out of Canadica? Well… That’s a whole new story.
Page 21: Le Clown’s blog was enjoyed by a very large readership – it was now translated into more languages than the Bible, including the language of Honey Boo Boo, Muslim, Hindu and Instagram (aka Hipster Douchebagnism). Le Clown was also working on two new blogging projects. One of these projects was a collective effort between the Ringmistress, Madame Weebles, Roller Giraffe and Jen Tonic. For the time being, let’s pretend this readership was satisfied with that information. The other project was a new weekly feature, which was soon going to appear on both A Clown on Fire and Fear No Weebles. And they lived happily ever after.
Epilogue – A Word from the Author: Thank you everyone: my readers, my Carnies, my Hecklers, my fellow bloggers and random visitors, for blowing my mind – and stats – with your friendship. A month ago, I was strolling around the neighbourhood with my daughter. A car slowed down, and a woman yelled through the window: “Hey, you wouldn’t be Le Clown now, would you”? I never had the chance to answer her [you, if you're reading this]. To be recognized on the street, in my every day life, even when I was not wearing clown make-up. Now THAT’s fucked up… Nah… That was pretty cool. Stay tuned for the movie adaptation directed by [Darren Aronofsky/Wes Anderson/Michel Gondry].
It’s been said that Ginger Snaap and the Hodgepodge Monster will sell more copies if we add a picture to the book. Here’s a freshly squeezed one of Le Clown, sporting his new hairdo, channelling Instagram and his hipster douchebagness. Speak soon.
Now head over here to read Ginger Snaap’s post on my other blog, Black Box Warnings.