WINNER OF THE AWARD FOR BEST MINI-REVIEW
AT THEDADDY.ORG FORUM MEET 2006
Little Marcus lives with his mother, Lady Penelope Cressington-Smythe in stately Costington Hall which is situated within the lush rolling countryside of Berkshire.
One day, Lady Penelope has to go away and Little Marcus is forced to live with his grandma, Baroness Fyffe-Huntingley, in the slightly less stately Richman Manor. Here, Marcus begins to learn about the hardships of life, having only 64 rooms to roam about in and a mere 13 horses to ride.
Slowly, Little Marcus begins to rebel. At boarding school he masterminds a cunning takeover of the tuckshop (by boring the previous tuck shop monitor to death) and starts selling crackers to his classmates. He also joins the choir.
All the while aware that he has a smaller mansion than his fellow students, Little Marcus grows angry and one day he threatens the school squirrel with a half-chewed rubber eraser.
Fearing that Little Marcus may be a bad influence on the rest of the students, wicked Principal Forthington-Kingly-Majestic-Lucre sentences him to half an hour's detention (in the geography classroom). While incarcerated, Little Marcus has an epiphany: he realises that to survive the half hour he must either express himself or die tryin'. So he scribbles his initials on the underside of a desk. One of the ones right at the back of the classroom that no one uses.
Upon release, Little Marcus goes back to selling crackers and singing in the choir. He's really determined to be lead soloist but, due to a lack of any recognisable talent or even (as suspected by most of his teachers) any higher brain functions, he fails dismally.
Little Marcus, in a finale that should be watched by all the children of the world as lesson in how to achieve your dreams, decides that the time has come to truly find himself. He changes his name to 50 Pence, buys a Glock 9mm from a local sheep farmer and returns to the school. He then pops a cap in the ass of every beeaaatch who ever treated him like a punk. By finally murdering everyone who ever failed to respect him, 50 Pence finally understands the true meaning of respect which is to kill anyone who doesn't respect you in order to win their respect.