As academic year is beginning at schools across the country, some students are scrambling to finish their summer assignments before the first day of class — but one is gaining national attention for a public plea for help, the Huffington Post reports. Earlier this week, a student turned to the Yahoo! Answers community for a summary of DC Pierson’s “The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To” when he or she fell short on time to complete the assignment. But the student likely wasn’t expecting the author himself to respond — nor with a lengthy reprimand. Under the username “♥ Idiot America ~ ϟƘƦІןן∑x ♥,” the student asks, “I haven’t been able to finish this book. Can someone give me a complete review, including everything important? I REALLY need this! AND it’s not because I’m slacking.”

The next day, Pierson took to the thread in a response that user “Olivia” commented to the student, “You just got pwned by the author himself.” Pierson is a founding member of the Mytery Team improve troupe Derrick Comedy...

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