Writing Brandt's struggles is a test of my descriptive skills, and not one I can say I'm satisfied with the result of.
I don't know anything about this character or who they are. Only this one snapshot moment, so pardon the rough edges.
Oops! 'Bitter' was meant to be Day 7, but it's been a long day. Oh well. Check back tomorrow for 'sweet'.
Day five is from a story I’ve had in my head a long time but have not yet managed to get it on a page. Maybe some day.
I love running gags and in-jokes, and I am often impressed when a piece of media manages to keep track of the little threads of them over time. One of my favorites is the Beetlejuice gag from Community, which took three seasons to pull off. Archer does a great job of not only tying them in over time, but making them circular within a single episode. It's a great challenge as a writer, and one I try to fit into my own writing whenever I can.