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"Spongebob Squarepants" As Told From Squidward's Perspective

A exploration of incredible patience.

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Squidward Tentacles is an octopus who lives in the lovely, almost perfect community of Bikini Bottom.

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He spends his days working at the Krusty Krab, a burger joint just down the road.

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Sure, the job isn't a dream - but it's flexible and allows him time to practice his other loves: clarinet, painting, and relaxing in the bath.

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All seems well for Squidward. That is, until, a new neighbour moves in next door...

Sure, he may look like a jolly and fun character. But be warned... he is anything but.
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Sure, he may look like a jolly and fun character. But be warned... he is anything but.

This is Spongebob Squarepants. Spongebob is a borderline insane (adult?) who creates hell from the moment he arrives into Squidward's life.

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Spongebob has no concept of personal space. He regularly breaks the law in a bizarre and ridiculous pervasion into Squidward's personal life.

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Squidward is left to constantly monitor Spongebob's location - putting up defences against his persistent attempts of annoyance.

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To make matters worse, Spongebob becomes "best friends" with Squidward's other neighbour - Patrick Star, a starfish that lives under a large boulder.

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Things become... troublesome...

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Squidward's only respite from the torture of Squarepants' constant presence is at his workplace. But his happiness has no doubt become affected.

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And then, one day... Spongebob gets a job at the Krusty Krab.

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Spongebob DOES NOT leave Squidward alone. Now, there is nowhere he can hide. His life, slowly but surely, spins into insanity.

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Squidward's love for life, however minor it may have been before, evaporates.

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Squidward becomes deterrent of love...

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And spends many of his days removing graffiti from the front of the Krabby Patty.

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In an effort to cope, Squidward turns to aesthetic enhancement surgery. It does not have its desired effect.

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He joins a local "non-religious" group (read: cult) that promises to free Squidward of the scourge of Spongebob.

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This also does not work.

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Spongebob is completely intolerant of Squidward's hobbies.

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And while Squidward may sneer, he is still, ultimately, patient with Spongebob's lifestyle.

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His skin decays under the stress of dealing with Spongebob.

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And his life descends into that of someone living only to try and temper the crescendo of Spongebob's life.

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He treads the line between sanity and insanity, marrying a Krabby Patty and fostering Hamburger/Octopus younglings.

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But nothing he tries, works.

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He builds a hatred of all those around him - not just Spongebob.

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His life becomes monotonous, with every activity unable to distract him from the impending arrival of Squarepants.

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Squidward's life has changed forever. And it's documented for the world to see.

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And such is the tale of Squidward Tentacles. An octopus so concerned with the emotions of others that he sacrifices his own in the process.

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