LoadingReadyRun: The Couch

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Because a drinking problem can be the least of your problems... in the Twilight Zone.

I would certainly start drinking if this is what happened.

Hilarious otherwise. Glad it didn't go into the over-the-top mode in its ending with him destroying the couch with grnades and swearing a lot.

Is James drinking the Fakebeer with the cap still on?

The couch doesn't always take you where you want to go, but it will take you to where you need to go. In this case, new furniture.

Well this one was certainly surreal... makes you wonder how it worked in-universe.

I guess he was well on his way to just making a new house out there though, just have to work out a way to bring through walls, floors, a ceiling and possibly a car...

its more horror than comedy :p

kailus13:

Imp Emissary:

Hitchmeister:
I was worried when he locked the couch up inside the storage unit and threw away the key. In my version the next scene would be waking up inside the locked storage unit on the couch.

I was thinking that was going to happen too, but that would be a bit dark, so I'm glad they had a more "happy" funny ending.

Side note: Why do all his friends give him alcohol when he says he drank too much the night before? I'm no expert on hangovers, but something tells me more alcohol isn't a good cure.

Hard alcohol numbs certain senses, so a small amount is effective against hangovers.

Why would you bring alcoholic chocolates to a teetolers(sp?) house?

He needs one more chair for the other side of that table. Also, I think this counts as a superpower.

Yeah... Since being hungover is being chemically imbalanced (i.e. mostly wickedly dehydrated), with some alcohol (depending on the hangover) you can sort of balance it out. Of course, it depends how severe the hangover is, sometimes... you just wake up in a couch in the middle of nowhere with the sun hitting your face... oh, wait...

Magnificent as usual!

This is an exploit. If he keeps doing it he will get perma-banned.

Look for the silver lining here. James has proven that he can transport objects with him to the couch. Time to take up a teleporting life of drunken looting. "Excuse me Sir Uppencommence, may I hold your 2kg diamond for just a second whilst adorned with this balaclava and sipping this mint julip?"

This could've been an episode of The Twilight Zone

I was slightly scared but doubting the locked up couch because I think it was the same couch he was sitting on indoors. If the couch has multiple cushions, could he teleport other people after drinking? This would be a fun curse or cursed item to put in an rpg.

The second he locked the couch in the storage, I thought it was going to end up being a trailer for a new Silent Hill 5: The Couch

Great job from James. I don't recall him being featured this prominently in a while.

Question. When he ate the chocolate he was transported to the couch in summertime. Was he teleported back in time, forward in time, or to a tropical location?

Varya:
Question. When he ate the chocolate he was transported to the couch in summertime. Was he teleported back in time, forward in time, or to a tropical location?

They live in Victoria BC, it's on the coast, it's like that year round.

I felt like it was a very strong joke.

It had a main joke and explored it to the limits of reality without killing it. It also made for a gripping narrative. It was also fun trying to second guess when you're working out what's the next source of alcohol is.

My question is... does someone else LOSE their couch for a while every time he drinks?

I was hoping that would be the stinger, Paul standing in a living room wondering where his couch keeps going.

How is there not a single comment on how this is basically shadow of memories with beer instead of death?
Am i the only one who got that vibe?

If only it was this simple in real life....

Hitchmeister:
I was worried when he locked the couch up inside the storage unit and threw away the key. In my version the next scene would be waking up inside the locked storage unit on the couch.

thats exactly what i though as well. sadly not utilized :( would have been a great ending.

ClassWar:
How is there not a single comment on how this is basically shadow of memories with beer instead of death?
Am i the only one who got that vibe?

I saw like 10 movies/tv show episdes that utilize pretty much same thing except with dealth/bank robbery/ect instead of beer. theres plenty of exampels to pick.

That was great, really fun to watch.

I thought he would end up in the storage box on the couch. Pretty funny. It reminded me of college.

He should totally have started selling those couches. He'd make huge profits off all of them. Then he could take it to the next level, and build a furniture warehouse next to the wake-up zone.

Namechangeday:
If you can't beat'em, join'em, right?

If I were him, I would've taken the furniture home. I mean free stuff which I believe aliens probably invested on HAS to be good quality :)

My impression is that the same couch is teleported to the field along with him every time, so no couch-accumulation possible.

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