Metapost The Widget from Hell

Today’s my birthday, and I feel like talking about something nicer than animal torture and the end of the world (which shouldn’t be too hard to find). Let’s take a look at one of my earliest stories, The Widget from Hell.

It’s a story about a teenage boy who scowls school to jerk off to internet porn, and isn’t really meant to be anything more than a fun story, which is a good reason for making a story after all.

Still, a lesson can be found, although quite ironic. He regrets scowling school when he goes to hell. I don’t know how many people actually believe teenagers go to hell for scowling school and watching porn, but some do. I don’t.

So to all you teenage boys out there, don’t scowl school to watch porn. Not because you’ll go to hell, but because it’s probably a good idea to do well in school and internet porn isn’t really that healthy. It’s better to use your imagination or even get a girlfriend (first one might be easier than the second. Remember: In school there (hopefully) are girls).

Your imagination might come in handy later in life, like for example for making a blog, and a girlfriend is usually a lot more fun than your right hand (If you prefer boys, just change the “girl-” for “boy-”, and girls, the same advice goes for you-  no masturbating in school hours). Not that I really care, just some friendly advise.

Here’s a comic illustrating my point:

My story was created from the title. It kind of just occurred to me, and I wanted to make something of it. It is one of my shortest stories so far.


The ink illustration came out wrong, and I had to change it a bit to make the character look like the one in the story. It is about a Scandinavian teenager. The original illustration looked like a Moroccan man in his late thirties, which would not fit too well, really. So I had to change it with my rather poor knowledge of Gimp image editor (free, open source and recommendable). It didn’t turn out that well, but I didn’t really have much readers anyway.



  1. Well, this one was humorous to me. Especially since you pointed out that there are probably girls at school. I’m an American who home educated (if you’ve ever heard of that) my children most of the time. I was an “unschooler” (if you’ve heard of that) and “free-range” parent (if you’ve heard of that) to a great extent — not in a following or studied kind of sense, but to give you a general idea with some terminology. I remember deciding eighth grade was the most appropriate year for my youngest son to start into public school. He told me later that when he saw all the girls there, he thought to himself, “This was a good idea!”

    [No, I never walked in on him such as with the comic illustrating your point.]

    My birthday is thirty days after yours.
    Have an excellent new year.

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    1. Thank you Marleen! Interesting! The post was meant to be humorous, thank you for getting the irony.
      Freedom is a good way to teach children responsibility indeed. I see a lot of overprotecting around, and it seems to create adults who are overly careful and clumsy. I had a similar philosophy with my dog, and he was the smartest dog. There are dangers out there, though.
      Unschooling I guess depends on the parents, but if they are responsible enough and not too irrational, it probably has its advantages. But still, in school there are girls;)


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