Stephen Orange: >Mutter, mutter, grumble, grumble, gripe gripe<
Mikey: Steeben mad?
Stephen Orange: Huh, what? Oh, no Mikey...I'm just a little upset.
Mikey: I do bad?
Stephen Orange: Oh, no, no, no, Mikey! I'm certainly not upset with you at all!
Mikey: Goodie! Steeben read!
Stephen Orange: Er...oh, dear...
Philip Guy: Tell you what, buddy, I'll get 'Steeben' feeling better
and then he'll you read you a story.
Mikey: Yaaaay!!! Tank you, Fillp.
Philip: C'mon, we're going for a walk.
Stephen Orange: A walk? What for?
Philip: It's a walk or I have, to quote Nicholas Sahara,
'Franklin stuff his gob so full of doughnuts he'll be on such a
sugar rush he'll be catatonic and thus tolerable.'
Stephen Orange: A walk it is!
Philip: Okay, start talking.
Why've you been such a crab lately?
Stephen Orange: I haven't been that bad...
Philip: If Mr.-Always-Cheerful-Nicholas has noticed and is threatening violence,
you've been pretty bad.
Stephen Orange: I won this amazing research grant last year
and discovered a rare fish skeleton...
Stephen Orange: But I can't pull it together! I've got all my notes but I just can't
get the writing started! I've got some kind of block or something.
Philip: I can help you with organizing your notes.
You might just need a fresh set of eyes.
Stephen Orange: Do you think that's all it will take?
Philip: Maybe, maybe not. Won't hurt to try.
You should never be ashamed to ask for help.
Stephen Orange: ...I need help.
Philip: You've got it. But first, you have a story to read.
Stephen Orange: Then Linus said "On Halloween night, the Great Pumpkin rises from the
pumpkin patch and flies through the air with his bag of toys for all the children."
Mikey: Do Gweat Punkin voice!
Stephen Orange: 🎃🎃 I AM THE GREAT PUMPKIN and
THIS pumpkin patch is the MOST SINCERE!! 🎃🎃