Tråd: Manus der ikke kunne anvendes - ikke proffesionelt nok, var svaret...
Caught in a monitor
In his easy chair Donald is reading his daily paper. One article is of speciel interest, it’s about childrens’ use of computer games and this activity is making children both stupid and fat.
His thoughts wander to his nephews and to the past New Years Eve, where he lured the kids into promising, that they would never play or touch computer games. If so, they would do the diches for a whole year. Though it’s been a while since New Year, Donald hasen’t caught the nephews red handed playing computer games, and that frustrates him. He decides to find out what they are up to. Quite right – as so many times before his nephews are deeply concentreted reading books and preparing for school. Not playing the computer games. They don’t even notice Donald who bad tempered leaves home. He can’t seem to catch them...
Angry and worried he is walking up the street where he runs into Gyro, who immediately observes that Donald is upset. When Donald has explained himself Gyro takes it lightly because the very same day he has invented at totally new piece of software for computer games. An invention that can make persons dissapear into, or inside, the computer, and can be seen on the screen, taking part in whatever is shown on the screen.
At Gyros place Donald is being transformed into Gyros laptop. Gyro brings the hardware to Donalds place, and asks if Hewy, Dewey and Louie would like to test the new game. They would like to very much and particulary after Gyro has told them that, with the lack of a great hero he has gambled a bit and built in a figure od their uncle Donald.
Of course it is the real Donald, who also is equipped with a special ‘ear’ developed so he can hear what is said outside and inside the game i.e. in the real world as well as inside the laptop.
When Gyro has gone the nephews get going with the game and they think it is fun to experience a person in the game that are so similar to their uncle.
However Donalds shouting and gesticulation to get in contact with the kids are in vain, because they think it is much more fun to send off terrible monsters and horrifying accidenst and disasters at Donald. Cars close to run him down, boxes chrashing on top of him, and lots of deadly villains and scarry monsters running around with strange weapons like electric saws, meat mincers out of control and sticks of dynamite just waiting to explode.
Really, Donald has got to run, fight and avoid being killed. Not only is he afraid of getting himself hurt or even killed.
He is also afraid to spend all the remaining part of his lige in a computer game.
Luckily – thinking of Donald and the nephews – Gyro has been thinking seriously about his newly invented game, and observed an important fault.
The time of being locked up inside the game is not long. Gyro does not know what will happen when the person – that is transformed into the game – will start growing again.
At the same time – Donald is growing to his normal size, and with a lot of force he breakes out...
The screen is filled up more and more by Donalds body and face, and in the end the screen splinters into a million pieces.
At the end of the story we find Donald in a seperate room at the hospital. Of course he is wounded and heavily bandaged and is visited by Gyro, and the kids. They bring a present – a new laptop and some computer games, because at the hospital Donald has plenty of time to play. Gyro brings him lots of vegtables and fruit, and a speciel gift – a token for at brand new dishwasher, because, as she says: I asked the kids what I should get for you. I’ve sold my invention and it brought me lots of money. I’d like to share my newly earned fortune, so I’ve decided to buy you the latest dishwasher. The kids said, that that was all you wanted...
Donald is getting very upset by the fact that again he has to be close to a computer, not to mention that the kids, even though he caught them in the act, were getting away with playing. It was that silly bet, not to mention the computer, that has committed him to this hospital bed.