What is Typewriter Monkey Task Force?
TMTF is a blog about faith, writing, video games, literature, life, the universe and everything.
That’s a lot of stuff for one blog.
You’re telling me—I’m the one who has to write it. Well, I don’t exactly write TMTF. I dictate the blog to my typewriter monkeys. They do the writing. Well, the typing.
Do you really have typewriter monkeys?
Of course. Doesn’t everyone?
Where did you get your monkeys? And by forcing them to work for you, aren’t you breaking some kind of animal rights law?
My monkeys are completely legal. I have a permit and everything. I bought my monkeys and their typewriters on Amazon.com. According to our official contract, they are obligated to help me with TMTF and my other writing projects. In return, I let them stay in my apartment and refrain from donating them to the nearest zoo.
How can your monkeys possibly update a blog using old-fashioned typewriters?
I decline to reply to such an inane query. Next question.
Would you recommend typewriter monkeys?
Absolutely. They’re a great convenience. However, when purchasing monkeys, be careful not to get scammed. A friend of mine was once conned into buying a dozen typewriter sloths.
What are The Trials of Lance Eliot and The Infinity Manuscript? What about Geeky Wednesdays and the Help, I’m a Christian! posts? And what’s with the short stories? You told me TMTF was just a blog about stuff!
This blog features a few extras in addition to its usual posts. The Trials of Lance Eliot is my debut novel: the exciting, extraordinary tale of a timid college student swept off on an adventure. The Infinity Manuscript is a fantasy novella that I published as a serial on this blog. Geeky Wednesdays are a weekly feature in which I comment upon geeky things, and Help, I’m a Christian! is a brief series of posts discussing the basics of Christian life. As for the short stories, well, I enjoy writing fiction. It’s sort of an addiction.
Does TMTF follow any sort of regular schedule, or are you and your monkeys anarchists?
We’re not anarchists, but we are sort of disorganized. I guess it’s almost the same thing. The plan is to update the blog every Monday and Friday. You’ll have to forgive us, however, if we occasionally miss a post. My monkeys sometimes strike and there’s no way I’m typing out an entire post by myself.
What is the point of TMTF? Does it even have a point?
TMTF is how I share my passion for the things about which I’m passionate: the goodness of God, the exhilaration of writing, the humor of everyday life and a thousand other things. The purpose of this blog is to impart hope or understanding or inspiration—or at the very least a healthy laugh—to someone who needs it.
Do you have any final comments?
My monkeys and I thank you for visiting TMTF! It’s a pleasure to write—dictate—type—whatever—this blog, and we hope it’s a pleasure to read.