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The Cosmos 21st Anniversary Filksong Fantasmatron!
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23rd Jan 2020, 8:40 AM
The best thing I discovered when turning my filksong into an illustrated story is that it is composed of 16 sections (10 verses, 6 choruses) - meaning that with two sections per page, I had exactly the right number of pages (with the addition of a cover) to neatly fill every post for the entire month of January! Perfect a precisely month-long celebration of Cosmos' 21st anniversary, right? The only problem has come with my commentary of each page: where there are two verses per page, I'm left juggling almost too many references / characters / events to comment on; whereas if there's a verse and a chorus (especially this time around, where the chorus is half the usual length), I have almost not enough to talk about! Still, now that I've done all this explanatory blathering, it's not so much off an issue - so what do we have here? Big Bob is Tony Corvell's arch-nemesis, a corner-cutting, customer-swindling conman who has more dodgy businesses on the go than one would think feasible; but no-one's stopped him yet!
(hanging up the banner advertising the glory of
Tony in 3D
, on the right), meanwhile, is Professor Pod's secret weapon when giant monsters (such as Genezilla) threaten the safety of Cosmos - piloted by himself and Artie in snazzy super-suits! All the brochures and flyers piling up around him are the physical expression of the
Annual Obligatory Christmas Junk Mail Joke
, a gag which claims to be a Cosmos Christmas tradition.... but actually shows up about as often as snow in the Cosmosian winter, i.e, hardly ever. It dates from the old-school era, but of even greater vintage is Cosmos Trek (it's in my blog, somewhere near the beginning) - one of my very first committed pop-culture parodies, all the way back in 1999; where the crew of the Starship Denterprise are invaded by something worse than a million Borg - obsessive fans! Right in the front row are the A-team cast fleeing from that pesky, pesky zombie, who you may remember (when looking for the ever-famous 'Foink Face') from a certain halloween story called
.... Run, my friends, run! He's right behind you!