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Timothy Dufrisne
Works at Soul Crushing Work Mo-Sheen
Attends Hunter College
Lives in New York, NY
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"...stories are successful only if the audience understands, can follow, and is invested..."  I would argue that people had no trouble following or understanding HIMYM, but they ran into problems because they ceased to be "invested" in the relationship between Ted and Robin. The couple had all ready formally dated twice, lived together, and enjoyed a casual sexual relationship. By the time the show ended, people were sick of the whole "Will they/Won't they?" conflict.

People were invested in seeing how Ted would behave with the mother in comparison to his other relationships. They wanted to see him shed some of that desperate, childish, manipulative behavior that ended up ruining all of his previous relationships. They felt short-changed when not only did they not get to see him with the mother in any meaningful way, but the last shot of the show is Ted outside Robin's building, holding a blue french horn, which is the exact same romantic gesture he did in the very first episode, showing that he didn't really change at all.

Now compare that to Barney's ending with the baby. Nobody talks about that. Because it was perfect. Predictable? Sure. But excellent. Believable. And it shows that Barney underwent a true internal change throughout the course of the show. The show is supposed to be about maturity, and you believe Barney's turn, but you're not given any reason to believe that Ted has really matured in any way.

None of this really bothers me, though. I enjoyed the show and I didn't mind the ending all that much. I think everything from the very beginning pointed towards Ted ending up with Robin.  I just don't think the show runners expected people to start rooting against that possibility. They also probably thought everyone would find his romantic gestures really endearing instead of annoying. Those two crucial mis-steps, I think, are the reason why they thought they were writing a real crowd-pleaser, but ended up doing just the opposite. That's my opinion, at least.

Also, loved the hulk voice.
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About Pussies
It is completely absurd that people use the word “pussy” As a symbol for weakness and cowardice. A woman’s pussy is tougher And more resilient Than any part of any man’s body. Our entire species has depended and continues to depend on pussies dilating --oft...
It is completely absurd that people use the word “pussy” As a symbol for weakness and cowardice. A woman’s pussy is tougher And more resilient Than any part of any man’s body. Our entire species has depended an...
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Period.
The period is by far my favorite punctuation. Commas are so neurotic, so unsure of themselves, always needing something to add, something to rephrase, so fucking afraid that they haven’t put it quite right Or said enough. Noncommittal pussies. Dashes are li...
The period is by far my favorite punctuation. Commas are so neurotic, so unsure of themselves, always needing something to add, something to rephrase, so fucking afraid that they haven’t put it quite right Or ...
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New blog post about improv
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When In Doubt...
I have been improvising for about seven years now and from
the very first improv class I ever took clear on to today, every single
instructor I’ve ever had the privilege of learning under has given me this same
bit of advice: “When in doubt, fall in love.” ...
I have been improvising for about seven years now and from the very first improv class I ever took clear on to today, every single instructor I’ve ever had the privilege of learning under has given me this same bit of advice:...
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New story.
Doug heard the muffled sobs of his wife through the door as he fumbled for his keys. He found her in their bedroom, wrapped up in a quilt and sobbing into her cell phone. Before Christine, Doug had dated several girls who wou...
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Frank Underwood
I honestly cannot tell if I’m actually pro-choice or if every girl I’ve ever wanted to have sex with was pro-choice and I was just following their lead because I am weak and suffer from an extreme lack of character and integrity. I want to believe that I am...
I honestly cannot tell if I’m actually pro-choice or if every girl I’ve ever wanted to have sex with was pro-choice and I was just following their lead because I am weak and suffer from an extreme lack of character ...
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Love that guy... unless he's in a subway station... then he's scary! 
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Filthy Apartment
I was at my dad’s apartment when my sister called to tell us that my mother was Stage 4 and the doctor’s only gave her 6 months left to live. My father and I looked at each other and without one word we immediately, and simultaneously, began cleaning his ap...
I was at my dad’s apartment when my sister called to tell us that my mother was Stage 4 and the doctor’s only gave her 6 months left to live. My father and I looked at each other and without one word we immediately, ...
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Death Is Like Basketball
Death is like basketball Put better, Death is like a basketball  hitting you  in your stupid face. You’re playing the game And someone passes you the ball But you don’t see it coming and the second  before the ball smacks you in your stupid face you look up...
Death is like basketball Put better, Death is like a basketball  hitting you  in your stupid face. You’re playing the game And someone passes you the ball But you don’t see it coming and the second  before the ba...
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New Story.
Rising just shy of sixty feet into the air, the Burger Tower's plastic sign was the tallest structure in all of Abigail, Colorado. Milton Shirley could see the entire town from this vantage. He stood watch for hours at a time...
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Occupation
Stand up, Improv, and Sketch.
Employment
  • Soul Crushing Work Mo-Sheen
    Working Stiff Aspiring To Be Anything Else, 2000 - present
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New York, NY
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Reno, NV - Chicago, IL
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Took 1st place in the 2010 San Francisco "Walk the Plank" stand up competition.
Education
  • Hunter College
    Creative Writing, History, 2014 - present
  • University of Nevada, Reno
    2007 - 2008
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