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Current Events PopWrapped | Current Events

Stuck Comic Writer Gets A Twitter Rescue

Ashley Perna | PopWrapped Author

Ashley Perna

08/21/2015 10:04 am
PopWrapped | Current Events
Stuck Comic Writer Gets A Twitter Rescue | Twitter Rescue
Media Courtesy of comicsalliance.com

Ryan North is the writer of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, a retelling of Hamlet in a Choose Your Own Adventure-style work called To Be or Not to Be: That Is The Adventure, and the webcomic Dinosaur Comics. On Tuesday (August 18) he decided to go for a walk with his dog, Chompsky. At one point it started to rain, and later he climbed into a skate bowl to get (an admittedly cool) picture of Chompsky:

https://twitter.com/ryanqnorth/status/633701131806490624/photo/1

Realizing he was stuck, North turned to twitter to explain his unfortunate situation.

https://twitter.com/ryanqnorth/status/633701616403783681

Twitter responded in the best possible way, by turning North's adventure in to an escape the room, or point and click style adventure game.

https://twitter.com/imaginarythomas/status/633701992850976768

North responded by tweeting pictures of the hole, and describing the contents of his inventory: an umbrella and "a pocket computer with internet access". Over a series of tweets, he explained how the sides of the skate bowl were too slippery to hang on to due to the rain, how he couldn't get close enough to the top to nudge Chompsky out and then follow, and that he was reluctant to leave Chompsky alone. Not to be discouraged by such limitations, twitter responded with other possible solutions.

https://twitter.com/ryanqnorth/status/633701976975523840 https://twitter.com/johannespunkt/status/633702200796168192 https://twitter.com/ryanqnorth/status/633702673812975617 https://twitter.com/KrazyCaley/status/633703991487131648 https://twitter.com/ryanqnorth/status/633704210635341828

One follower suggested North use items he had on him to find his way out.

https://twitter.com/bearisgaming/status/633706905291067392

This did not work out as well as North and Baxter had hoped.

https://twitter.com/ryanqnorth/status/633707717060898817

It did, however, lead to other suggestions to combine inventory items.

https://twitter.com/KristerR/status/633708208125804545 https://twitter.com/iheartmuseums/status/633708607436099586 https://twitter.com/ryanqnorth/status/633709374683357184

Which saved the day! Twitter rescue achieved!

https://twitter.com/ryanqnorth/status/633710507996921857

Of course, North could have used his pocket computer to call 911 for help, but as he put it:

https://twitter.com/ryanqnorth/status/633706512825892864

North later compiled the best tweets about his adventure, which he is calling Hole Quest, into a Storify which is definitely worth a read. For more funny things involving Ryan North, check out The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl from Marvel, his webcomic series Dinosaur Comics, and the incredibly clever To Be Or Not To Be.


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