Thursday, July 19, 2012

Z is for Zuckuss...and farewell to The Alphabet Posts.

Awesome, right?

Artist Brandon Peat and his wife Emma designed these fabulous Star Wars prints for their baby boy, based on the original trilogy and wider universe.  No new dudes.  ADORE!

Check out the full alphabet here.  

As a final HOORAH! to the alphabet, I thought I'd feature some results of alphabet web searches:

This one is by Fabian 'Lishoff' Gonzales:  Yes!  The Simpsons!  I found it at Digital Bus Stop.

Can you name the characters?  Take your time...  The answers are underneath, so once you scroll down, there's no going back.

How many did you get?

A – Abe (Grandpa) Simpson
B- Bart Simpson
C – C. Montgomery Burns
D – Dr. Hibbert
E – Edna Krabappel
F – Fallout Boy (as portrayed by Milhouse)
G – Groundskeeper Willy
H – Homer Simpson
I – Itchy
J – Jimbo (one of the school bullies)
K – Krusty the Clown
L – Lisa Simpson
M – Marge and Maggie Simpson
N – Ned Flanders
O – Otto (the bus driver)
P – Patty Bouvier (one of Marge’s sisters)
Q – (mayor) Quincy
R – Ralph Wiggum
S – Santa’s Little Helper
T – Troy McClure
U – Uter Zorker
V – the Van Houtens
W – Waylon Smithers
X – Xtapolapocetl
Y – Yes Man
Z – Zutroy

Finally, here's a vaguely disturbing alphabet in a book called The Gashlycrumb Tinies (or, After the Outing), by Edward Gorey.  It's an ABC book that tells the story of 26 children (one for each letter of the alphabet) and their untimely demises in didactic rhyming couplets (yes, I did look that up), complete with black and white illustrations.  It's said to be poking fun at parenting paranoias, and having a bit of a go at the general notion of idyllic, sunny childhoods. 
I can sort of see the amusing areas:
"F is for Fanny, sucked dry by a leach."
"Q is for Quentin, who sank in a mire."
"N is for Neville, who died of ennui."

But, by and large, I'm left squirming.  
Of course, given this is the Z post, this must be aired:

Image:  Digital Bus Stop.  See the full set.

Gin; yes please.  Gin + Kiddies; no.  Not suprisingly, Mr Gorey did not create any children of his own before his own demise in 2000 (the cause of which is not mentioned.  Perhaps he fell into a tiger pit?).  Apparently, he didn't like them particularly much. Children, that is. Can't comment on his feelings about tiger pits.  

This is the Zilla I know, my sister's very sweet Great Dane, who isn't partial to gin, thus should live a long and very spoiled life.  She's much happier than she looks, even thought she doesn't drink.  

And on that very marvellous note we bid farewell to the Alphabet Posts.

Happy reading!  


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Y is for Yippeedoo.

It's July.  Which means that the RWA's 50Kin20days is over.

I didn't quite make goal (which was 20k), but I got close, and finished the wip, so I didn't suck as much as I suspected I would, which is always a nice suprise.  Yippeedoo!

That said, the wip is one HUUUGE, hot, stinky, convoluted MESS.  There is a long road ahead, re-write-wise.  The whole thing has just made me cranky enough that I want to beat it up a little just to make myself feel better, so that's good.

On the CP front, Anna and Rach have both been busy writing.  In fact, Anna's got some new releases coming up very shortly, which are awesome and exciting.  Stay tuned!

While you're headed over to Anna's website, hit DSDU's Good News as well.  They're busy little bats over there...

It's school holidays here, and we've been away at the beach, doing a great deal of not very much.  I've been reading, fiddling with my plot on the wip, and taking photos.

Here's my favourite.  I have called it, "Give us the fish, and nobody gets hurt.  Capiche?"


I love some other people's stuff, and if I use your stuff, I try to tell everyone that it's not my stuff - it's someone else's stuff. But, if I have used some of your copyrighted stuff here and you would like me to remove your stuff, let me know.... It's all for non-commerical use...