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Shakespeare’s Lost Sonnet

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We at Space Squid rarely have claim to any literary significance. However, thanks to years of research by our dedicated London office, we have unearthed a long-lost sonnet that appears to be the work of William Shakespeare.

The sonnet certainly poses some new questions about the Bard of Avon. In this exclusive, we post the full work for your enjoyment and analysis.

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Choose Your Own Path Comics!

This time we’ve got a special summertime treat for you! We present two unique and charming choose-your-own-adventure comics from contributor Jack Peacock: “Evil King Raymond” and “I Need To Get to Harvard.” Simply start your adventure at panel number 1, and choose your path from there.
Click on the image to see it at full size.
Good luck, adventurer!

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Debugging

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Bugs fountained up from the center of the geometric design like an elaborate water show. The cockroaches pirouetted in midair, meaty horned beetles pelted the ground like hail, and grasshoppers jumped every which way over the uneven chalk lines of the spell.

“Damn, damn, damn!“ I cursed, and cut power to the invocation. The flood of many-legged creatures ceased. At least no spiders this time.

An involuntary shudder passed through me as a determined cockroach darted towards me. I quickly drew a circle and cast my trusty bug repellent spell. The glossy insect crashed into the chalk border and flipped over, helpless.

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How to Travel with Umbrellas

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Excuse me, but I couldn’t help noticing that you’ve been standing here for quite some time now. It’s the traffic lights, isn’t it? They take forever to change.

You know, there is a faster way for a pedestrian such as yourself to travel through this city. One with no traffic lights, no cars, no accursed cyclists. Just you and the open road. Wide open road. Missing road, some might say, but not me. No, I’d never say something like that. Ridiculous thing to say, really.

Is that an umbrella there, under your arm? It is! What a coincidence. Who’d have thought. In light of this, I feel obligated to tell you a little more, for your own safety. Umbrellas are dangerous things after all. I mean, this city is crawling with them, and nobody seems to know how to use them properly! Can you believe it?

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Welcome to a New World

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“What the hell am I supposed to do with those?” I said, glaring at the frilly pink socks dangling between Hummer’s pincers. “I’m twenty-two, not two.”
He grunted and tossed them over his armor-plated shoulder.
“Just stick to looking for band aids,” I said, and carried on riffling through the racks. “Or even better, try and root out some shower gel. You stink worse than these rotten rags on my feet. Damn this war, and damn you and the rest of those… cockroaches!”
With a swipe of a claw, he smashed the contents of the shelf he’d been picking through to the floor.

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