Trifecta 109 – A Mickey Mouse Breakfast


WHATEVER
1.   (pronoun)
a: anything or everything that
b: no matter what : regardless of what
Used in questions that express surprise or confusion
2.   (adjective) a: all the
b: any ; any … that
Used to refer to something that is not known
3.   (adverb) Used to show that something is not important

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“I’ve been reading up on this new two-dee trend – I don’t like it.”

“Ugh, You’re so lame.”

“More of your late 20th century colloquialisms, Minnie?  Couldn’t you have chosen a better rebellion phase to go through?  When I was your age, we went  Twenties – called ourselves Betties, after a chef who wore material derived from mollusks as jewelery. Much more attractive than that.”  Mika Souris flicked a dismissive hand at her daughter’s attire – a stiff blue jacket over a retro Britney Spears concert tee-shirt, neon pink plaid button-down tied around the waist of her striped leggings.

“Whatever, mother.  You’ll totally never understand what it’s like to be a nineties kid.” Minnie rolled her eyes and sneered.

“It’s the 30th century, darling.  These nineties people you so admire had to use static devices to primitively uplink.  And attend archaic educational institutions whose normative procedures restricted their effectiveness.  You can hardly stay downlinked long enough for breakfast.”  She snapped her fingers in front of her daughter’s eyes, recognising the blankness in them for her daughter’s uplinking.  “Let alone an entire educational session, as these people did.  What has you so rapt?”

“It’s a nineties serial drama, and it’s amazing.”  Minnie tried to uplink again, but her mother caught her by one baggy sleeve.

Mika sighed. “At least choose a 3D mod for it – I can’t imagine they’re able to bring something that old all the way up to senso-dimensional quality, but this flat-viewing silliness might mess with your sensory input functions.  You don’t want to fry your up-circut like poor Don Ente, do you?”

“Ugh, mother, Mister Ente downlinked a virus.  And Feeny is totally two dimensional.”  Minnie sighed dreamily and added, “I want you to call me Topanga from now on.”

Willa rolled her eyes.  “Fine.  Finish your cereal… and your serial,” she added grudgingly, “and then I want to see you clock at least forty minutes of educational processes before the next meal.”

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18 Comments

  1. Lance

     /  January 8, 2014

    I’m such a word nerd I appreciated not only the humor but also the wordplay. I loved the dialogue. It’s natural and funny and well-written.

    I miss your writing

  2. lol! Love it!
    I remember being in highschool and my mom lamenting the ’70s style was back and as a true teenager I was all “whatever”, but now watching a re-vamp of leggings and shirt-dresses and neon of the late-80s/early 90s, I now get that fashion is pretty cyclical and uninventive (if not reimagined).
    I hope you’re referring to Boy Meets World, and not the new-fangled Girl Meets World the kids watch. Or will watch. Not sure if that’s airing yet or not.

    • There’s a new ‘meets world’?! i had no idea. I’m so out of the loop! Definitely Boy Meets World. fashion is cyclical, and apparently so are television series.

  3. This is great 😛 Especially as I’ve been watching Boy Meets World recently 😛

    • Your watching it reminded me of the awesome of feeney… and how dreamy Shawn was… back when i was an appropriate age to moon over first and second season aged Shawn 😛

  4. This is wonderful. 90s all the way. Haha! Love the Boy Meets World Reference. I thought it would be 90210

    • thanks 🙂 all the internet memes about ’90’s kids’ were definitely the inspiration for this – 90210 could have worked equally well.

  5. The idea of the nineties recycling in the future is a funny one. Must mean the end of the world is near 🙂

    • kids discarding their synth-fibre-auto-conforming chairs and 3D headset gaming units to sit in cheap 90’s plastic chairs and carefully connect to antique gameboy systems… the future of hipsters, and the oncoming apocalypse all wrapped up in one!

  6. Draug419

     /  January 12, 2014

    That show was a part of my childhood haha Great work.

  7. Wow! I agree with Lance, the wordplay all throughout this piece is fantastic! You really nailed the whole future/present/past scenes being showcased and referred to. Lots of meat on the bones of this great story. Very well done!

    • thanks 🙂 I just love the idea that present-day terminology could cycle back around, but not entirely understood or remembered by the future-day population.

  8. This was funny. No matter the time or what’s present, the kids have to have an independent streak lol.

  9. Killer dialogue and love the concept.

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