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Buster Must Die!

This is my contribution for Evil Squirrel’s Third Annual Contest of Whatever.

Despite the fact that I can’t draw, I’ve entered a story in pictures! The only rule this year is that we must include Buster, and Buster Must Die! You can’t tell from my pictures, but Buster is a possum, who dies on a regular basis so this is nothing new for the poor chap. In fact, having to keep him alive would have been a bigger challenge.

If you’d like to see what Buster really looks like by someone who can draw, click here.

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  1. February 21, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    This is great. You didn’t half put poor Buster through the ringer lol

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    • February 21, 2016 at 6:10 pm

      Yeah, but nothing that hasn’t happened to him before 🙂

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  2. February 21, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Thank you for making Buster much more appreciative of the fact that I generally only put him through one hardship a week! I knew you would come up with something appropriately gruesome for my contest! Best of luck defending your CoW title!

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    • February 21, 2016 at 6:11 pm

      I thought since Buster’s the star of this year’s CoW I should try to do him justice! Though after the way I drew him he’s probably glad to finally slip away…

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  3. February 21, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Poor Buster! A very amusing story, Ali. 🙂 Good luck in the contest.

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    • February 21, 2016 at 6:16 pm

      It wouldn’t be a Buster story if he was still alive at the end 🙂

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  4. February 21, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    Now I know where your real talents lie…
    How many ways can you kill a possum, I ask myself! Fun! 🙂

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    • February 21, 2016 at 6:17 pm

      I’m wondering now if maybe I should have nuked him as well 🙂

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      • February 21, 2016 at 9:54 pm

        Definitely, yes. Always 😉

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      • February 22, 2016 at 8:26 am

        🙂

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  5. February 21, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    lol! Go Buster go!

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  6. February 21, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    👍👍

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  7. February 21, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Haha. This is great. I’m still laughing.

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    • February 21, 2016 at 6:36 pm

      I’m glad you liked it! I had to pull out all the stops for ES’s competition. I’ve always wanted to kill poor Buster myself, it looked such fun 🙂

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  8. February 21, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    But do not fear! He’ll be back! Like the monsters in our favorite scary movies, he shall return … perhaps a little bit angry? Hmm. Good one!!

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    • February 22, 2016 at 8:23 am

      He will certainly be back, but Buster always takes it in his stride!

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  9. February 21, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    Buster is going to be the luckiest possum in the world in his next life… His bad karma has to be running on empty!!! Lucky marsupial…

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    • February 22, 2016 at 8:23 am

      That’s true! Until Evil Squirrel kills him off again…

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  10. February 21, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    LOL! Brilliant! I love the drawings and in particular the drone. Sir “Ownsalot” HaHaHaHa.
    The sound affects are also very entertaining. Have you considered doing more toons?

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    • February 22, 2016 at 8:24 am

      They take so long and I’m very lazy 🙂
      If there’s one thing I wish I could do, it’s draw…

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  11. February 21, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Great drawings. If only it was that easy to catch up to a possum. especially the ones that are eating my grapes and peaches, which ain’t even ripe enough for us to eat yet.
    Enjoyed your story.

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    • February 22, 2016 at 8:26 am

      Maybe you can try chasing them through a bush and off a cliff 🙂

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  12. February 21, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    What fun! And the drawings were fabulous additons!

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    • February 22, 2016 at 8:28 am

      I was quite excited when this year’s competition was all about killing Buster. ES always make it look so fun 🙂

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  13. February 21, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    Poor Buster. He has some kind of life. Art work is cute.

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  14. February 21, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    So sad, but glad buster came out alive! The pictures are great 👍

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  15. Lata Sunil
    February 22, 2016 at 5:22 am

    Aw.. what a story.. Loved the story. The illustrations are good, of course, I couldnt make out Buster as a possum. But, once I imagined it correctly, the rest was good.

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  16. February 22, 2016 at 6:01 am

    Poor Buster has more lives than a cat. If you dislike someone all you need to do is write a story about Buster to get it out of you system. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    • February 22, 2016 at 8:31 am

      His deaths are probably up in triple figures by now!

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  17. February 22, 2016 at 7:22 am

    Oh for heaven’s sake…but he will rise again. Love that about fiction.
    Ellespeth

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    • February 22, 2016 at 8:32 am

      He certainly will. He’s risen more times than I can count!

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  18. Lyn
    February 22, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Poor little Buster 😦

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    • February 22, 2016 at 12:36 pm

      😦
      Fortunately he’s used to such treatment 🙂

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  19. February 22, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Hahahaha! Poor Buster. He went through a lot to just die at the end. 😀

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    • February 22, 2016 at 3:58 pm

      Yeah, poor chap. I was quite nasty to him 🙂

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  20. February 23, 2016 at 1:33 am

    Do you remember the clay character Mr. Bill from (I think) the 1970s, on the Saturday Night Live television show? Seems like poor Buster is a modern Mr. Bill. Always getting hurt (or maimed or . . .). He shouldn’t have run in the first place; that started the whole ordeal as far as I can see. As a storyline, this is oddly pleasing, Dr. Ali. Talk about feeling conflict(ed)!

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    • February 23, 2016 at 8:01 am

      I Googled “Mr Bill” – he does sound a lot like Buster! I vaguely remember Friday (later Saturday) Night Live from the late 1980s (stand up comedy) but I think Mr Bill was maybe only in America?
      Buster shouldn’t have run, but he’s so used to unfortunate things happening, he wasn’t taking any chances 🙂

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    • February 28, 2016 at 4:07 pm

      Ha! Now I will always think of Mr. Bill when I kill off Buster. Or at least “Ohhhhh nooooooooo!!!!!”

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      • February 29, 2016 at 4:33 pm

        Definitely; his extended “oh no” came to me even before the image of a little (mangled) red-white-and-blue clay body!

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  21. February 23, 2016 at 2:38 am

    Hahaha! This is such an amusing tale! I enjoyed every bit of it, no offence Mr. Buster. And your drawing adds the charm! 😀 😀 😀

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    • February 23, 2016 at 8:03 am

      Buster never takes offence – ES has killed him so many times he’s used to it! I’m just glad that with ES’s competition we all got the chance to kill him too 🙂

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      • February 23, 2016 at 1:39 pm

        HAHA! Now I feel a whole lot sorry for him! Everyone’s itching to take their shot, huh? 😀

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      • February 23, 2016 at 1:51 pm

        Yeah, it’s about time the readership of “The Nest” got a go at Buster 🙂

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  22. February 25, 2016 at 12:49 am

    This is awesome. I laughed out loud. My daughter said, “Those drawings are so awful.” Awfully perfect for the Contest of Whatever. Good job!

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    • February 25, 2016 at 8:40 am

      I’m going to pretend that I drew them “awful” especially for this contest 🙂 Try as I might, I have absolutely no drawing talent whatsoever. I’d love to be able to draw 🙂
      I’m glad you liked it!

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  23. February 25, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Oh boy!
    Buster indeed must die.

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  24. February 26, 2016 at 12:58 am

    I loved this and laughed so hard throughout it! You were very imaginative with all the torments Buster had to endure before finally getting to die. I feel like a bore only having him get hit by yet another car. Well done!

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    • February 26, 2016 at 7:58 am

      I thought we’re not going to get a chance like this again so I’ll throw everything at the poor possum 🙂
      I loved yours with the seemingly shy and retiring critter who turns out to be a bit of a psychopath who’ll do anything for the perfect doodle!

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