Searching for the true story behind one foggy Christmas Eve
I want someone to adapt this for video, I need to see these reindeer talk.
Also, what’s this about a print version?
I....but, how? How does your brain pull this all together?
You magnificent bastard.
I imagine these reindeer would have a lot to share with the Penn State lion.
“Coördinated,” eh? Smart of you to format this in advance to be picked up by The New Yorker.
As I come back to this, I think what I love most about this is that as great as the content details are, it absolutely NAILS the style parody elements in a way that is so subtle, so organic, you don't even realize it until well after it has been read.
Scott I am only like 8 paragraphs in but this is so masterful. Like, we need someone to animate this and make a special immediately - I am DYING this is so funny.
"His home is sleek and modern, a severe block of glass and steel cantilevered over a cliffside in a Norwegian fjord."
I'm currently imagining Rudolph on Grand Designs, with Kevin McCloud saying something like "No one is willing to say this to Rudolph because he's putting up all the money, but I will: what he wants is fundamentally impossible."
Maybe because I’ve started watching the Sopranos, but all of the reindeer had New Jersey accents. Seemed to fit.
Absolutely fantastic! Every note and cut executed perfectly. I pictured it in my head in Claymation (kind of reminds me of some of the more ambitious stuff Robot Chicken would try like the Where are They Now? of the Thundercats or the Smurfs/Se7en parody but a million times better).
Rudolph: A Bojack Horseman Story
This is fantastic and I would like to subscribe to your newsletter where you only write fiction like this. In addition to the regular newsletter.
This is so utterly remarkable. You also have proven the answer to the question as to whether the song was just Clement Moore fan fiction.
Holy shit, this is great. No witty comment from me today. Just awe.
In light of all the other comments, I had to stop in and say this line in particular made me stop and appreciate a perfect line of prose. I don't know how intentionally it was placed, but it made the entire piece a work of art:
"He seems lost in thought for a moment, rubbing his antlers against a tree."
Still thinking about how great this is. Re-read it multiple times, each time you pick up some new little detail
This is the best Christmas story I've read in years!