An Easter Egg On Easter

Easter, Easter Eggs, writing, humor, Modern PhilosopherHappy Easter, Modern Philosophers!

I know the writing of my TV series has caused me to neglect the blog, but that doesn’t mean you guys aren’t on my mind.

I think of you every time I put on a toga, but you’re also bouncing around in my brain when I’m cranking out scripts.

In fact, I hid a very cool Easter Egg about the blog in one of the episodes, and I thought that Easter Sunday would be the perfect time to tell you about it.

Consider it my Easter gift to you for your continued blog love!

As you know, this blog has a rich and detailed mythology.

One of the most important legends is that Maine suffers through very harsh winters every year because of my ongoing feud with Snow Miser.

This all dates back to the fact that I stole Snow Miser’s girlfriend in college, and the Ice Imp refuses to let go of his grudge.

Snow Miser, Easter, writing, humor, Modern PhilosopherLet’s face it, he’s too much!

Yes, I might have “stolen” one of my best friend’s girlfriends in college, but I assure you that I have paid dearly for this.

You see, that young woman grew up to be my ex-wife.  So, I’d say my punishment has more than fit the crime.

Since the TV series I’m creating is about my life in college, the story of meeting my future ex-wife is a major plot point.

So I thought it would be neat to give a little nod to the blog when I was writing Episode 5, which takes place on Halloween.

I had to come up with costumes for the main characters to wear to the dorm Halloween party, and I decided to have the character, who’s based on the friend whose girlfriend I allegedly stole, dress up as Snow Miser.

It’s just a little thing, and no one other than the readers of this blog would ever get the reference, but it was important for me to include it.  If the show gets made, and they try to tell me we can’t use Snow Miser for licensing reasons, I will fight tooth and nail to keep it.

There is one other reference to the blog in the show.  When the characters hang out on the dorm roof, they call this a meeting of The Rooftop Philosophers Society.

Happy Easter, writing, humor, Modern PhilosopherThey were Modern Philosophers, and didn’t even realize it.

Hopefully, I will have a chance to hide more blog inspired Easter Eggs in the scripts. Kind of like the writer version of the Easter Bunny, only with slightly smaller ears.

Have a Happy Easter!

Do you ever hide Easter Eggs in your writing?

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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8 Responses to An Easter Egg On Easter

  1. Jeff Cann says:

    Sometimes I put something satirical into my blog thinking it’s hilarious and no one gets it. Once I posted an intentionally bad six-word story and then followed it with a long, dense, over-the-top copyright blurb. Not a single person got it. I had to write another post explaining the joke.

  2. ksbeth says:

    I love Easter eggs hidden in films/shows/art. the ultimate inside joke – thanks for these

  3. adamjasonp says:

    And I hope it airs so I can see it!

  4. markbialczak says:

    Fantastic presents for blog readers, Austin. Happy Easter, my friend.

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