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ask-thelivingonce-ler:

Er, uh.. Perhaps that joke is a bit too mature.

I don’t know too many kid-friendly jokes, all my jokes are funny to, uh, “grown-ups.”

Though, y’know, I’ve prob’ly got a joke book or two hangin’ around the library at my place.

Hey, now, there’s a thought! You oughtta come over to the cottage one of these days, Ted! Heh, I could teach ya some regular cookin’, show you ‘round the Valley.. It’d be pretty far-out to have you over!

Speakin’ of which, I really oughtta be movin’ along. Shouldn’t be away from home for too long.

..Um..! Yeah..! I’d like to come visit!! It’s kinda boring here sometimes, with Percy being all weird.. Gray says he’ll be fine, but.. still..

Um!! Okay! Uh..

You’ll come back soon, right..?

ask-thelivingonce-ler:

-HACKS ON THE SMOKE FROM HIS PIPE-

G-geez, kiddo, it’s— Well, it’s kinda difficult to write jokes yerself, but there’s a few good ones out there!! Heheh, what’s one I’ve heard, uh.. Oh! Oh, I’ve got a real knee-slapper!

Okay, okay, here it goes—How did the blonde define hydrophobic on her chemistry exam?

A fear of utility bills! Haha, that one gets me every time!!

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…I don’t get it…

ask-thelivingonce-ler:

What’s a— Kiddo, we really gotta get you some textbooks or somethin’.

-leans back in chair and takes another few puffs of his pipe in thought-

Well, a joke is.. I mean, it’s.. Er, when you, uh..

..huh.

I suppose it could be defined as a phrase or sentence meant to be viewed humorously. Somethin’ you’re supposed to laugh at, or not really take too seriously. Like, uh.. Knock knock jokes! You’ve heard some of those, right? Or the ‘why’d the chicken cross the road’ joke.

Then again, that one has a rather grim connotation..

-aHEM- The point is, a joke is something you say when you try to make people laugh or feel real happy, I guess. Kind of a difficult thing to describe..

Ooooooh. Okay.

You think if I tell Percy a joke, he’ll feel better?

..TEACH ME HOW TO MAKE A JOKE

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Huh.

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Not too shabby, Once-ler, for what limited resources you had to work with. And the table is clean enough to eat now. Where’d Ted go, though?

Theodore?? Theodore, food is ready!!

[LOUD FOOTSTEPS DESCENDING STAIRS]

-BURSTS INTO KITCHEN-

..Oh..

Sorry..

-he pulls out a chair and sits down at the table. after a bit of poking around with his fork, he seems to be satisfied that the pasta is indeed, not an octopus, and starts to dig in-

-talks with mouth full of food-

..’Eyh! Uh lih’ muh san’ih’chis. ‘Ere goo’.

Ghost takes a seat next to Ted, easing down with a creak in his back. He straightens his vest and crosses his legs, pulling his pipe from his vest and lighting it. He takes a few haughty puffs.

Try not to talk with your mouth full, Ted, it’s uncivilized.

And I’m rather concerned with your opinion on that sandwich, it really was a terrible sandwich. I swore I saw it move.

Hn?

-swallows-

Oh, uh, sorry.

-watches Ghost sit down, looking at Ghost’s posture. Ted frowns slightly, then tries to emulate the older man-

….

..What’s your name..?

I mean, I think you told me when we saw each other at the grocery store, but.. uh.. I’ve already forgotten it. ;;

My name? Oh, that’s alright.

It’s Ghost. I mean, my actual name is Once-ler, but that seems a lot more common ‘round these parts than I realized. So it’s just Ghost.

E-er, you, uh.. I apologize if my behavior has been considerably abrasive, I’m only joking with what I say. You do realize that, don’t you? I mean no harshness in the least.

-stares at Ghost blankly-

..What’s a joke?

ask-thelivingonce-ler:

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Huh.

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Not too shabby, Once-ler, for what limited resources you had to work with. And the table is clean enough to eat now. Where’d Ted go, though?

Theodore?? Theodore, food is ready!!

[LOUD FOOTSTEPS DESCENDING STAIRS]

-BURSTS INTO KITCHEN-

..Oh..

Sorry..

-he pulls out a chair and sits down at the table. after a bit of poking around with his fork, he seems to be satisfied that the pasta is indeed, not an octopus, and starts to dig in-

-talks with mouth full of food-

..’Eyh! Uh lih’ muh san’ih’chis. ‘Ere goo’.

Ghost takes a seat next to Ted, easing down with a creak in his back. He straightens his vest and crosses his legs, pulling his pipe from his vest and lighting it. He takes a few haughty puffs.

Try not to talk with your mouth full, Ted, it’s uncivilized.

And I’m rather concerned with your opinion on that sandwich, it really was a terrible sandwich. I swore I saw it move.

Hn?

-swallows-

Oh, uh, sorry.

-watches Ghost sit down, looking at Ghost’s posture. Ted frowns slightly, then tries to emulate the older man-

….

..What’s your name..?

I mean, I think you told me when we saw each other at the grocery store, but.. uh.. I’ve already forgotten it. ;;

Gray: ... Thank you, Ted. You certainly make things for me better. I never expected to have such fun.

..Huh? Uh.. You don’t gotta thank me for.. whatever it is?? We’re just playing around and doing dumb stuff..

I’m just glad you go along with it..

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ask-thelivingonce-ler:

Huh.

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Not too shabby, Once-ler, for what limited resources you had to work with. And the table is clean enough to eat now. Where’d Ted go, though?

Theodore?? Theodore, food is ready!!

[LOUD FOOTSTEPS DESCENDING STAIRS]

-BURSTS INTO KITCHEN-

..Oh..

Sorry..

-he pulls out a chair and sits down at the table. after a bit of poking around with his fork, he seems to be satisfied that the pasta is indeed, not an octopus, and starts to dig in-

-talks with mouth full of food-

..’Eyh! Uh lih’ muh san’ih’chis. ‘Ere goo’.

ask-thelivingonce-ler:

Huh.

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Not too shabby, Once-ler, for what limited resources you had to work with. And the table is clean enough to eat now. Where’d Ted go, though?

Theodore?? Theodore, food is ready!!

[LOUD FOOTSTEPS DESCENDING STAIRS]

-BURSTS INTO KITCHEN-

I’M HERE!!!

What’s— what’s this? It looks like an octopus. Are we eating and octopus? :(

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ask-fake-ler:

-stares at him-

So we’re… related..? But.. you don’t look like m—

Wait.

-stares a little harder-

……

..Oh! Uh. I guess you kind of do! We have the same eyebrows. :)

Heheh, I suppose we do, eh? 

Good. Best trait I coulda passed on, I say.

-ahem- That being said, I think we oughta get back to work! This kitchen ain’t gonna clean itself! Keep on sweepin’, boyo, I’ll get this counter over here while the pasta’s cooking.

…Oh!! Right, yeah! Sweeping!!

-begins sweeping again with renewed vigor; though it appears he’s making just as much of a mess cleaning as he was trying to make a sandwich-

..Can you make extra? For Percy? He’s.. not feeling well..

Gray: I'm really sorry Ted. This is all sort of my fault so I hope you don't think too harshly of Percival or myself. I'm working hard though so things can return to normal as soon as possible

Um..! No, why would I? You said.. that it would all turn out for the best in the end, and.. I trust you, Gray. I mean..

..It kind of hurts that he’s ignoring me.. but uh! I’ll be okay! I have you. It’s not so bad.