After Ukifune departed Meg and Peg ascended to the roof of the power station where they conversed about their prospects and watched Ukifune in her watercraft, as good a metaphor as any for how life is a cork bobbing upon the river of fate, that carries us we know not whither.
Pim Comic Strip
How I came to write Pim
People often ask how I came to write Pim. It seems like a thousand years since I discovered Pim, or that Pim discovered me. Thankfully I kept detailed notes and saved photos from that time. While I can’t swear to the absolute accuracy of what you are about to read, I have done my best to capture the essence of how Pim entered my life.
The Vivians didn’t expect an approach by water, and were neglecting surveillance as they gleefully analyzed footage of the WDA trying to remove his own brain. So they were completely surprised when Ukifune loomed up, seeming to have acquired height along with advantage.
The first relatives of Mr. Love that Ukifune was able to locate were his nieces, Meg and Peg Vivian. She approached their centre of operations by way of the Thames, in a boat of her own devising.
Preëmpting Mr. Love’s assault, Ukifune used Chin Na defence strategies she’d learned in Girl Scout training to disable him, remove his brain, and enclose it in the briefcase with which she hastened from campus (having decided that higher education was not for her.)
Unable to find a partner, Clive nevertheless accompanied Pim and Bim to his first tango class. Two nongendered amphibians dancing the tango together and an ostrich dancing it solo is a image beyond the reach of this artist. I ask that you push your imagination to its limit.
As requested, Ukifune remained in the lecture hall as her fellow students dispersed into study and undergraduate amusements. After dimming the lights with the remote Mr. Love opened his ‘briefcase’ and addressed Ukifune.
“Condemned like Socrates by envious weasels” as Clive had expostulated in response to his dismissal from the faculty, he wandered the desert in exile and pondered a radical vocational adjustment.
For abuse of power unbefitting so hallowed a position, Clive was dismissed and made persona non grata by the University administration. (He’d have been jailed had there still been a jail.) The next day Ukifune’s math class had a new instructor.
Some hours later the Well-Dressed Albatross realized that Ukifune was no longer with him and had likely missed the better part of his reminiscences about Uncle Theosophus.
Ukifune treated Brad as best she could and then returned with him to the residence. She warned of possible brain damage and Brad asked her how the brain damage would affect him.