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SHINYTRINKET

How The BE Grinch Tried To Steal Flan!
Tuesday, December 12, 2006

"How The Grinch Stole Christmas" is property of that Dr. Suess guy. I'm just borrowing the style. I'm not profiting, so please don't sue me...I don't have any money left, anyway.


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All the Browncoats wanted Flanvention a lot. But Booster Events’ Grinch, so it seemed, did not.

He cancelled Flanvention After planning all season! Please don’t ask why. No one quite knows the reason. It could be his head wasn’t screwed on quite right. The reason he gave was: “Finances are tight.” I think the most likely reason of all Is he spent Browncoat bucks on other cons ‘twere too small.

But, whatever the reason, Whatever the cause One week before Flan he gave the Browncoats pause. He put up a notice: “We might have to cancel. “We ran into some problems that we just can’t handle.”

Then he came back again, saying: “Things are okay. “We’ll go on as planned – see you all on Friday! “We don’t really know how to explain it to you. “But we promise we will when Flanvention is through.”

Cali Browncoats planned a big backup bash. But when Flan seemed a go, They gave those plans a pass.

Then the BE Grinch Two days before Flan Said, once again, it might go in the can.

The Browncoats were once again in an uproar. Then the BE Grinch said: “Just a hiccup, no more. “Everyone...things will go on as planned. “You all just relax and we’ll see you at Flan!”

Then...BE Grinch got an idea! An awful idea! BE Grinch got a wonderful, awful idea!

“I know just what to do!” the Grinch laughed in his throat. “I’ll pull a fast one on all those Browncoats! “Let them all get to Burbank, then I’ll put up a note! “’Flanvention is cancelled’ is all ‘twill be wrote. “They’ll find themselves all in a derelict boat!”

“I’ll take all their photo ops, autographs, passes. “I’ll drop all those Browncoats right flat on their asses! “I’ll take away parties and panels and games, “And their Big Damn Heroes...all the big names!”

“And what of their money? “Into the black! “They’ll be lucky if even a penny comes back!”

The day before Flan Still nothing was said. The Browncoats were packed, Out their doors they did head. With their trinkets and treasures and tickets and passes. Their costumes and T-shirts and cocktail dresses.

Later that day, BE Grinch confided: Flanvention was cancelled, he’d fin’lly decided. “Too bad for those Browncoats!” the Grinch was a’humming. “They’re just finding out no Flanvention is coming! “They’re getting there now – I know just what they’ll do! “Their mouths will hang open a minute or two “Then the Browncoats in Burbank will all cry Boo Hoo!”

“That’s a sound,” grinned the Grinch, “That I simply must hear!” So he paused and put a hand up to his ear. And he did hear a sound rising o’er the snow. It started out low, then it started to grow... But the sound wasn’t sad! Why, this sound sounded merry! It couldn’t be so...but it WAS merry! VERY!

And the BE Grinch, at home cold in the snow Was extremely puzzled. “How could it be so??” “It went on without us, without our connections. “Without dinners or photos or autograph sessions!” And he puzzled for hours, ‘til his puzzler was sore. Then he realized something he hadn’t before: “Perhaps a great bash doesn’t come from our store. “Maybe being a Browncoat means something more!”

And what happened then...? Well...in Burbank, they say, Was the best Big Damn Bash there’s been to this day! The Browncoats’ hearts were all very light. They rejoiced through the black And into the light.

The Grinch thought he’d taken them all for a ride. But Big Damn Heroes closed in on all sides! “I’ll be in my bunk!” cried the Grinch...and he ran! As California Browncoats once again planned. The Cali ‘Coats said: “Let that Grinch go and hide! “His cowardice we simply cannot abide!”

And when Browncoats from all over the ‘Verse Saw what was happ’ning, They opened their purse. And donated money to make the bash run. To make sure their stranded comrades had fun.

And when it was over, The bash that they’d run, They said to each other: “Why, look what we’ve done! “The impossible, we’ve done...and it was so fun!”

And throughout all the ‘Verse From the ashes of Flan The Browncoats realized...

They had risen again!

COMMENTS

Tuesday, December 12, 2006 6:41 PM

JUSTSHINY


^5!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006 7:19 PM

PHYRELIGHT


ShinyTrinket, that's cute!
ShinyTrinket, that's dope!
Now, let's give a 'round of applause
To those shiny Cali 'Coats!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006 8:23 PM

LEIASKY


Wow. This was just amazingly wonderful! A story told in Seuss speak. It gave me the chills, and in a good way.

Very well done!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006 8:55 PM

EMBERS


Shiny!
you are amazing...

Tuesday, December 12, 2006 10:02 PM

EMPIREX


Awwww! Very nice.
Positively Suess-tacular!

I didn't go, but I'm so glad it turned out well and everyone had a great time! It really makes me proud to be part of such an awesome community.

Boo and hiss to BE!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006 4:36 AM

TVINI


Ha! That's a perfect analogy. Very nice.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006 8:27 AM

LEIGHKOHL


This was great! I am so glad you posted this!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006 9:11 AM

HERA7


What? There is no 11 for a rating?

Wednesday, December 13, 2006 10:48 AM

MORDSITH


How lame is it that I want to cry reading this. Raise your hands if you were stranded at Flan this weekend! *raises hand* The browncoats are truly the most wonderful people in the whole 'verse.

And this was so freaking well done. I'm going through Flan B withdrawls. I want to go back because this past weekend was truly magical. Better than Disneyland.

Anyway, this rocks, you rock, browncoats rock. Much love to everyone!

Dani

Wednesday, December 13, 2006 11:19 AM

SQUISH


A story based on my favorite cartoon about my favorite non-event! How wonderful!

You did a great job with it, captured just the right spirit of non!Flan or B3 or Flan B! The Browncoats really came together and the CA Browncoats are my BDH's!

Loved this part, especially:
Then he realized something he hadn’t before:
“Perhaps a great bash doesn’t come from our store.
“Maybe being a Browncoat means something more!”
And what happened then...?
Well...in Burbank, they say,
Was the best Big Damn Bash there’s been to this day!



I've been going through Post-Partum Flanpression since getting back and this has cheered me right up, thanks!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006 12:22 PM

SOULQUAKE


This is amazing - you captured everything just perfect. Thank you for this!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006 1:06 PM

BLUEEYEDBRIGADIER


Oh...I'm in tears here, ShinyTrinket! The sheer beauty of this just boggles my mind right up:D

BEB

Wednesday, December 13, 2006 2:43 PM

ARTEMISPRIME


So very, very clever. Wonderful. Funny and original. I didn't get to non-Flan/B3/Flan B, but read all about it and this little ditty sums it up very well. I was nearly as upset about Flan being cancelled as those going. Great fic.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006 3:12 PM

MALGAL


That's great, Shiny Trinket, and so true. Thank you.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006 7:08 PM

RAVENHAIR


Excellent work! I love that last line!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006 7:09 PM

TAMSIBLING


This is just incredible. I have no talent for poetry, verse or rhyme, but you have captured it amazingly and told the story of Flan as well.

Amazing!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006 7:31 PM

KAYNARA


Okay, you just made me cry. Especially when I got to:
“Maybe being a Browncoat means something more!”

That's exactly how I felt being at Flan B this past weekend. I couldn't put it into words, but you did perfectly.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006 10:18 PM

LEXIGEEK


Oh my God ... I can't begin to tell you how moved I am by this. It's spectacular. Thank you so much!

Friday, December 15, 2006 8:02 PM

FIREFLYPASSENGER


That is absolutely beautiful.

I am crying just reading this.

Sunday, December 17, 2006 10:18 AM

FIREFLYPASSENGER


Thank you so much for plugging this at B3 Forum.

It is soooo good. I posted this on the OB and your presence is requested.

http://forums.prospero.com/foxfirefly/messages?msg=33491.9

Monday, December 18, 2006 1:22 PM

HERA


Holy Christmas, ST! Stupendous! Miraculous! Wondrous! And damned funny.

May I forward this to some local FF friends in my B3 email? I'd love for them to read it, with your and Dr. Seuss's attributes, of course.

-Hera


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