The Nest’s Share Your World showcase of my Shelf Critters continues this week with the gang’s resident know-it-all Umbreon, Shadow. Shadow was the first critter I ever obtained specifically to work into a blog skit… one of the final Bashful stories that SCT spun off from in October 2016. That happened to be the summer of the Pokemon Go! craze, which brought the pocket monsters from the late 90’s back into vogue again. Though I know little about the Pokemon universe, I learned of many of the creatures within the last decade, and the Umbreon was always my favorite… thus why Shadow was too tempting not to purchase from Mecca’s checkout counter full of collectibles…
Due to the smugly superior look on Shadow’s face, he has taken on the personality of a narcissistic brainiac who tends to look down upon the common riffraff of the Shelf. His godlike facade can come crashing down in an instant with just a little flirting, as it gives him an uncomfortable feeling inside of his Pokeballs, which it turns out is his greatest weakness. Shadow’s appearance on
Jeopardy Shelfardy (inspired by Ken Holzhauer’s champion run in 2019) is one of the Theatre’s epic moments…
A Share Your World question inspired by Shadow…
If you were on a trivia show and had to correctly answer ten questions in one subject to win a million dollars (or whatever currency is used in your locale), what would you hope the category would be?
And now, let’s share our world with Melanie’s questions for this week!
Do you believe in soul-mates?
No. There’s too many unique variables in each individual human to match up.
What are three scents you like?
Nooooo… wait! Not that! But my list will be just as gross….
#1. Leaded gasoline, which hasn’t been sold in about 30 years…. but I loved the smell of as a kid! (Yes, that should explain some….. things.)
#2. The bug spray truck, which I thought had been banned since I was a kid, but they still spray in the summers! Just not that good smelling cancer causing shit that made kids everywhere follow the truck around to get a good huff back in the day…
#3. My own farts, because when it comes to farts, we really do believe our shit doesn’t stink.
What are some things that you might be considered too old to do, but that you enjoy?
A lot of “sensible” adults think trying to catch and chase down batting practice balls before baseball games is a kids thing, but I was one of many adults who played along and hoarded baseballs. At least, I did until they put in metal detectors at the gates that made getting into ballparks such a hassle that I haven’t gone to a game in five years.
I could also put down playing with my
dollies shelf critters, but that’s merely done for the entertainment of my readers…. not myself, of course.
What is one food you absolutely refuse to share?
Given my selfish nature and voracious eating habits, that would be pretty much anything I like. You won’t be getting any of my fries, burnt Cheez Its, or candy cigarettes…
Please feel free to share something positive!