dear frankly curious reader,
i’ve been watching frank for about a year now, so this has been a long time coming.
let me introduce myself. i am wendy fink. i live under frank’s bed. what do i eat[question mark] [opening parenthesis]i haven’t worked out the whole shift thing yet. give me time. i’m just a rat and you’re the idiot reading me.[closing parenthesis] let’s just say frank isn’t the most tidy eater.
anyway, i want to get something out of the way before everyone just goes nuts — like you humans tend to do. that is not my picture over there on the right. it’s hard enough writing this. how am i supposed to click the trackball and take a picture of myself[question mark] you’d just see an empty chair. so i got a stock photo off the internet of another rat who might have been named ‘nager sweet.’ i don’t know, i’m a just a rat. i’m almost as confused by the world as frank is.
archy and mehitabel
i know this is all just a rip-off of archy and mehitabel. but there are three clear distinctions:
- archy was a cockroach and no one is interested in learning about life from a cockroach
- mehitabel was an evil cat and there are no cats around here
- this is real whereas archy and mehitabel was clearly fiction.
you question me[question mark] i eat with my hands — unlike certain popular ‘pets’ i could mention that just rub their grubby faces into a bowl of something disgusting that comes out of a can. as a result, i have no problem manipulating a trackball and keyboard. sure, i’m a bit limited at the moment, but i’ll work things out. trust me. i got this far.
now compare this to archy. do you really think that a cockroach has enough weight to manipulate a manual typewriter[question mark][exclamation mark] and a cockroach that writes poetry[question mark] here’s some poetry for you:
roses are a whole lot of colors
violets are, well, sorta blue
archy and mehitabel:
fuck you[exclamation mark]
did you know someone wrote an opera about those two. unbelievable. but true. we’ll say no more about them.
i’ve introduced myself because i think i can be of help to humanity. so i’m starting an advice column. i figure you could use it.
and this is altruism. you’re all busy ruining the earth for yourselves. it doesn’t matter me and my fellow rats. we’ll be fine. you’ll be the dead ones.
anyway, all you have to do is send your questions to rat at franklycurious.com. not that it matters. if you don’t, i’ll just make up my own questions because i have a bunch that you should be asking.
please no rat-oriented questions. if you want to know about rats, get a book. and no, i’ve never had a ‘boyfriend.’ male rates are possibly even more horrible than human males.
i’ll be talking to you as soon as i get another chance at the computer.
ps[colon] according to yoast seo, i write at a much more advanced level than frank. ha[exclamation mark]