Wasn’t Somebody Supposed to Win a Shirt or Something?
Oh, I’m kidding–I certainly hadn’t forgotten my promise to give out TR swag, especially when so many great entries were sent in. Really, I’d kind of like to award a dozen folks for their outstandingly funny stupid fantasy world write-ups, but that would mean no more contests, and thus no more making you guys do my work for me. And I’m quite lazy. So without further ado, the Stupidest Fantasy World is…
? Doomsday‘s Scotland by Jason
A horrific plague breaks out and decimates the human population of the UK. England sets up a wall around Scotland to contain the disease, and those left inside die from the plague. Except, that is, for those who have a mysterious immunity to it. Clearly someone saw 28 Days/Weeks Later, but that’s not really the ridiculous part.
Those that survive splinter into two factions. The first we encounter is a savage group of Mad Max inspired cannibals. Despite wildlife still roaming the country side, these people decide that the only meat worth eating now, is that of humans. …
The second group is somehow even more absurd. 20 years after being cut off from the modern world, the other survivors decide that medieval times were the best times, and so they revert back a thousand years or so. A crazy Malcolm McDowell rules over a group of authentically dressed serfs, and sends his armored Knights out on horse back to capture whomever they might find, and force them into Gladiator fights.
Now I can’t really say how I’d turn out after 20 years of quarantine in Scotland with no contact from the rest of the world. But I can’t honestly say that becoming a crazed cannibal or medieval peasant is what I would naturally evolve into. I suppose it’s not outside the realm of possibility that 1 or 2 people might lose their shit and decide that they are Sir Knight of Eatingpeopleshire.
New rule–if someone makes a drink come out my nose, they automatically win, and Sir Knight of Eatingpeopleshire certainly did that. So congrats, Jason. However, I’m begging the rest of you all to come back for next week’s contest (no contest this week, because of Turkey Day) because many of you deserve TR shirts, and I aim to get them to you as long as you keep writing.
Oh, two more things: 1) If you have suggestions for the next contest topic, I’d love to hear ’em in the comments. 2) I have no idea what the picture is or signifies, but it came up in a Google Image Search for “Winner.”