One of the things I have been thinking about lately, because of Scurvytown episodes and my attempt at being funny/ writing satire, is comedy writing. What makes something funny? What is the science behind laughter? Hell if I know, but …read more
Over ten years ago, when I was in my undergraduate program at Miami University, I didn’t know enough to listen to my head or my heart when it came to my studies. I was a science major, and I cannot …read more
Yesterday, my mother emailed me three times to tell me that they’re making a new Buffy movie. Without Joss. To be fair, she actually only emailed me once, but was having technical issues that resulted in triplicate messages. I figured …read more
Scurvytown is a fictional town on an island of the same name, which is one of the 83 states in Lost America. It is filled with a bunch of crazy characters. I hope to have some real content here in …read more
Welcome to the second installment of Magby Aarhus’s podcast series. Witness more flubs, a barking dog, and some very unprofessional and snide comments about some of the new citizens of Scurvytown. What could possibly be agitating young Magby to act …read more
Be gentle: this is my first attempt at a podcast. It sounds, um, not great. I rather enjoy the stupid tongue clicks I apparently annoyingly do, and the random meows from my cats. I only had time to do one …read more
Haitus: wherein my workload at school and my crappy day job begin to take their toll: So sorry, Mercury was in Retrograde. This means nothing, unless you buy into this kind of thing, which I sometimes read about because I …read more
This was technically Skip Week 3. Schedule for Defensive and Educational Studies for Blorgbat Season Blorgbat Season: October 1– October 31 Notice: Certification is mandatory, as designated by the state. All citizens are required to attend at least 3 sessions …read more
The Worst Toilet in Scurvytown On the final day of the asparagus festival, Francis “Smoke” Hornbuckle was busying himself as part of the cleanup crew for the incident that had left the town’s Squatter Fountain in ruins. The first idea …read more
Meet the Mayor A bright purple police tape was rolled around the scene of the incident that demolished Scurvytown’s beloved Squatter Fountain. Investigations into the derailment of the tanker were well under way. The driver was inconveniently in a coma, …read more
Scurvytown is a multimedia serial fiction project created by Lauren Magee, a recent graduate of the Masters in English program at Northern Kentucky University. It's a little in transition right now, but hopefully will be back in production soon. (She said, in October 2015).
Lauren resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she lives with her two cats, who are sitting behind her and purring as she types this.