More El Deafo deep divin’!

16 Nov

An Inside Look at Chapter 19 is now up on YouTube!

I’m not sure if anyone has been sitting on the edge of their seats whilst waiting for the next installments of these videos, but if you have, my sincere apologies for taking so long to post a new one.

Like most of you, I’ve been so distracted lately: Coronavirus, election, excellent TV, upcoming holidays, stress eating.

Nonetheless, I’ve managed to complete another deep dive. This one explores chapter 19 of the book, in which Mike Miller experiments with the Phonic Ear and microphone, trying to figure out just how far its range might go.

Turns out, the microphone went a looooong way back then: a distance of three blocks from our houses on Broad Street — a whopping half a mile! I was able to hear and understand Mike (as he spoke to me while wearing the microphone) until he got to Brooks-Byrd Pharmacy…which, believe it or not, is still standing…and the lovely young people who work there are still making those delicious citrus-ade drinks that the place is famous for. Well, famous for that — and for prescription drugs! It is relatively unchanged since my family moved to Salem in 1976, and it’s still run by a Brooks — the son of one of the original owners. It’s a pretty storied place, and I hope it remains standing forever.

Anyhoo, it’s an exciting chapter, as it marks the first time that Martha starts really talking to me again after what seemed like forever and ever…and I also find out exactly why Martha hadn’t been talking to me for so long.

If you watch the video, you’ll find out whether or not the overheard conversation between Martha and Mike really happened…and what else? You’ll also get a glimpse of a red mark on my forehead. Is it a bug bite, or something much worse? A ZIT!?!?! You’ll also see a little bit more of my conversation with the always polite and patient Mike Miller, who was probably exhausted from my non-stop chatter…

Here’s the video:

Thanks, as always, for tuning in and for being awesome. While you wait for the final two chapter installments to appear on YouTube (sooner rather than later, I hope!) check out the new superpowered edition of El Deafo, with its shiny updated cover and lots of groovy extras at the end.

Stay safe everyone! XOXOXOXO!!!!

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