After MaRo – Voices in My Head

Hello Robby.


No, this is the voice in your head.

It’s Mr. Rosewater with a mind controlling device! He’s mad about that phone call last week. Damn, where did I put that foil helmet.

No! This is the voice in your head where you have internal monologue.

Oh, yeah. I recognize your voice now. Wait a minute, does that mean I have other voices in my head as well?

Robby hungry.

Who’s that?

Maslow’s voice.

Ah. So, what is it you want to talk to me about voice?

You remember MaRo’s article?

The topical blend one where he’s talking to his therapist?

That’s what it was?

What, you thought he was talking to his mind the entire time?

Well we could be. You know how we do things together: we rationalize problems and figure answers out without the need of professional help.

Yeah, but it’s good to talk to someone else about your problems. Not matter what Tom Cruise says.

You’re leaving me?

No, of course not. I’m just saying that it would seem odd to carry a therapy session with yourself.

What do you think we’re doing now?

I’m hungry. I want food.

Maslow, shut it. Yeah okay, but doesn’t this seem a little crazy?

No, it’s only crazy if you’re talking out loud. Then it looks like Garfield without thought bubbles.

Oh, you mean I shouldn’t talk out loud?

No. Duh. But I’m kinda confused about what MaRo talked about in his article.

Obviously. Though after I finished reading it, I had to use drops on my eyes. The article was really long.

I don’t know anything about D&D.

You don’t?

What, and you do? I know everything you know.

I look like you wana look.

Ah, pop culture reference without giving away where it’s from. Very nice.

I don’t know what he was talking about either; it was hard to relate to that article. Only 9.6 % of people voted for that, which means that at least 9.6% wanted to know about D&D. I know that Magic was originally made to be played between D&D campaigns, but it grew into something more then that.

You’re actually a horrible geek.

How dare you say that.

What? You don’t play WoW, D&D, haven’t seen Buffy, just now getting into Firefly…

I’m not the biggest Joss Weldon fan…

Josh Whedon…

…John Whedon fan, doesn’t mean he’s bad, it’s just I don’t want to sleep with him like so many fanboys.

Sigh, I don’t know, he’s pretty dreamy…


What? Hunh? Anyway, I felt kind of disappointed by MaRo’s article since I was clueless what he was talking about.

I know. I would like to think of myself as smart, but I guess that’s what you get when you set it up like he did.

Hungry, feed Robby.

Sounds like the Hulk. Fine! He’s some chips.


What do you mean?

Well, he had 50 topics to choose from for the Topical Blend. On each side. If you want to get a majority, you’re going to have to narrow it down a little bit. That’s why you have primary elections before you get to the main election, to narrow it down to try and get an actual majority. Basically he wrote for a small portion of the audience, not even a Venn Diagram of the audience. This is a nice writing exercise technique, but like he’s always said, limitations breed creativity.

You wanted less topics to choose from?

Yeah. But, that’s just me. It was still an interesting article, though limited. Top 10 designed creatures inspired by D&D? He even struggled for that. He’s a good writer and all, I mean, he wrote for Roseanne, so sometimes you just have to write to get it done. It just wasn’t that interesting to me yesterday. Does it mean I’ll stop reading him? Of course not. I like him.

In that…

No, not in that way. You should know that.

Would you bear with me for a second, please.


What if, and believe me this is a hypothetical, but what if you were offered like 10 topics a pieces instead of 50. Would that do anything for you?

I don’t know, I guess. Listen, I’m gonna go. Its been nice talking to the both of you guys.

Absolutely, the pleasure’s all on this side of the brain, trust me.

Good luck trying to get me to come to self therapy again.

Robby sleepy. Robby need sleep.

Yeah, I hear that. I certainly need sleep after reading 1,000,000 words.

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