These working conditions are dreadful.

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[Eric Alfred Burns is in trouble. Please help.]

As we know, the correct way to cuff a man dressed in fuschia polyester is not with narrow, plastic bands. The restraints should be considerably wider, better fitted, and feature more reliable fastening devices. While these are loose enough to avoid injury to the nerves or circulation, they may cause some other damage should extended struggle or awkward positioning be required. Though discomfort may be practical (or, indeed, desirable) under some circumstances, by no means should your man in fuschia polyester be left to damage his wrists in this fashion.

I would implore those responsible for the imprisonment of this performer to consider safer, saner modes of bondage. Leather, suede or nylon are the way to go here. Buckles are appropriate fasteners, but Velcro can be far more flexible. Lining isn't essential for sufficiently soft or pliable base materials, but stiffer materials can benefit from a bit of interior padding.

For a more complete story on the North American Fuschia-Clad Blogger, why not contact the Canadian Wildlife Service in Ottawa?

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DW needs to draw Eric in that outfit.

I don't suppose "DW" has any more context than that?

...I have reason to believe that "DW" is one David Willis.

All I can say is that we were promised pictureS. Plural. You don't get sight gags this good very often, we should make the msot of them.

Ah, yes. That expansion makes sense. Sorry; I have little ability to map initials to identity without help.

That was the best of the solo pictures, and I'm not posting group ones without assurance that it's okay to do so.

(Which is not to say that there won't be more photos, but, well, Eric gets to do that if he wants to. :) )

DW needs to draw Eric in that outfit.

I don't suppose "DW" has any more context than that?

Well, the first thing "DW" means to me is Doctor Who, but in context - who was the most recent person to draw Eric?

Why fuschia bloggers? That's not fair! Nobody talks about TAN bloggers! It's always fuschia, fuschia, FUSCHIA!

That's hot.

What?

Did the outfit come with an elaborate death trap to dispose of secret agents?

Told you. Decadent as all get-out. And while in the limelight too, no doubt.

Those theatre people...

Right, THAT is gonna haunt me in my dreams.

Oh well. At least in this one I won't be giving a speech about Marilyn Manson and Communication to my church.

(I should stop eating all the sweet stuff before bed, methinks)

I love the expression on his face, so beatific and joyous. You sure this was Alice in Wonderland, and not Nailed!, the Musical?

Also, Eric, what kind of lady are you? You should have the dress completely buttoned up. They won't want the cow if they can get the milk for free, ya know.

Can't...stop... giggling...

Oh, David Willis. I was wondering why Darkwing Duck needed to be involved.

Not that he's not a good artist, but, you know, I was always more impressed by his landscapes.

Also, Eric, what kind of lady are you? You should have the dress completely buttoned up. They won't want the cow if they can get the milk for free, ya know.

Now now. The housecoat was completely closed. The polyester kimono was merely outerwear.

DW? Arthur's little sister is going to draw Eric?

Sadly that's the first thing that came to mind.

I actually meant this DW...

I thought it was obvious...

Deutsch Welle Radio. It could have been Deutsch Welle.

I thought DW was this guy's nickname.

(Christ, the stuff Google can uncover)

Now I'm gonna have that flute theme from HWW in my head.

All

bloomin'

day!

Wednesday White, I *will* get you for this!

... in snowy climes.

"When there's trouble, you call DW!"

Now I want to see David Willis dressed as Darkwing Duck. I'm in that sort of weird mood.

I think David Willis is too busy wrestling Ethan in a tub of pudding.

I don't think Darkwing Duck is busy at the moment. But does attempting to draw the North American Fuschia-Clad Blogger qualify as "getting dangerous"?

I am the terror that flaps in the night!
I am the hanging participle you don't notice till after posting!
I am Darkwing Duck!

That photo is.. extraordinary. As is the kimono-ish "outerwear."

As for DW... Darkwing Duck is way cooler than Arthur's bratty sister, but David Willis is cooler than them both. So definitely he should be the one drawing this scene, if anyone.

I once played a game.. King's Quest VI, I believe, wherein you had to rescue a dangling participle (looked a lot like a very silly opossum) and return it to its owner, the bookworm.

That was a very silly, and very entertaining game. Not so easy as it might seem at first, either. I love puzzles based on folklore, fairy tales, and silly children's songs.

Eric, you look like the gypsy fortune teller that told me in 1992 that I would not live to see my 30th birthday. You Bastard! (I'm not joking, either. It wasn't at a ren faire, it was at an octoberfest show.)

so am i the only one who doesn't remember the Dutchess being in cuffs?

and eric, what's that ring on your right hand? it looks black. not hematite is it?

(hi all. tax season is over. so very tired.)

Well, the ring could be silver. My wedding band is silver, and it sometimes looks black if it's in shadow.

Man, it seems like only last week that I made a Darkwing Duck reference....

No, wait, that was a DuckTales reference. But to be fair, it was specifically a Launchpad McQuack reference, and he was in both.

Man, it seems like only last week that I made a Darkwing Duck reference....

No, wait, that was a DuckTales reference. But to be fair, it was specifically a Launchpad McQuack reference, and he was in both.


My friends and I were just talking about that last night, actually. It seemed like the Disney cartoons got fairly incestuous, especially toward the end, swapping characters and blending universes with wild abandon.

I saw Launchpad at Disneyland a few months back. It blew my mind.

Beats references to Goof Troop. (Or Chip and Dale's Rescue Rangers. Serious, which secondary Disney character hasn't had his own spin-off animated series yet?)

Hmm... if we're talking about older Disney characters... I don't know, does Pluto count as a minor character? He's never had his own show.

I was puzzling over that "fuschia" thing. Then I realised that that's how anglophones pronounce "fuchsia". Then I realised that it's a good thing I've never discussed horticulture with little old ladies (at least not in English).

I second images of David Willis (or better: Ethan) as Darkwing Duck. I have no idea whether the same wording was used in the original but it taught me the wonderful word "malefactor" (after a period of interpreting it a "mist-eater").

Hmm... if we're talking about older Disney characters... I don't know, does Pluto count as a minor character? He's never had his own show.

He's never had his own show, but I'd say that's because he's one of the very few Disney animals that cannot talk. I don't think he's a minor character, though, because I see him around the park all the freaking time. He's usually right up there with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy.

I have now outed myself as a major Disney nerd. I'm sorry.

I have no doubt that Doug Winger will *NOT* want to draw Eric that way.

Pluto has at least one cassete entirely devoted to him, made of short animated films. It was one of my favorites when I was a kid (granted, that's not very long ago if you measure it by Paul Gadzikowski's standart, but seems long enough for me).

However, while it is pronounced "fyoo-sha" in English, that's NOT how it's spelt...just, by the way...

Aerin: Being a Disney Nerd isn't that bad. It could be worse: you could work at the Walt Disney World Theme Park (or Disneyland, or worst of all: EuroDisney.).

"mist-eater"?

Rescue Rangers was a hundred times better than Goof Troop. Goof Troop was the beginning of the end, really.

miyaa: "Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Disneyland Opera House. My name is Aerin, class of 2005, and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Our next show will begin in about 15 minutes..."

Yeah.

Though at least I don't work at California Adventure. That's like Disney nerd child abuse. (I would apologize to my friends who do work over there, but they know that I'm right.)

Gwalla: The Danish dub used "misdædere" which is not a particularly common word. It translates very directly as "evil doers" (or "evil deed-ers"), i.e. it's parsed "mis+dædere". As a kid I heard as "mist+ædere" which means "eaters of mist" (though come to think of it "mist" is not a Danish word). Well, it's basically just a stupid mondegreen.

Could anyone tell me what the original epithet was? Malefactors or evil-doers or something completely different?

Brendan: I gathered that was the proper pronunciation, which is why I understand that even a well educated person is likely to misspell it. One may know that there's a "ch" in there, but if one pronounces it with a sibilant (postalveolar fricative) rather than a stop (velar plosive) the "sch" spelling looks more reasonable than "chs".

Err, I think I lost my train of thought somewhere in there. But who cares, this is a dead subject by now anyways.

Pretty sure it was "evil-doer." Though it wouldn't surprise me if "malefactor" popped up occasionally. Darkwing Duck was surprisingly fond of vocabulary, IIRC.

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