Monday, 24 February 2014

Very Short Mondays: The Scarf That Refused To Be Pink

"I can't understand it," said Jeremy.  "I've put it through three times now.  Why won't the dye stick?"

"Leave it, darling," said Emily.  "Let's go home."

"It doesn't make any sense."

"Did it work on all the other scarves?"

"Well, yes, but -"

"Well then it doesn't matter.  Let's go."

"But there has to be a reason."

"Which you don't have to know.  I'll leave your dinner in the oven."

And that was where Jeremy's dinner stayed, until the following morning, when Emily realised he never made it home from work that night.


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Ooh, what happened to Jeremy?  Answers on a postcard.  Good luck finding the postcard, I've hidden it well.

Link of the Day: There Wolf

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Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Movies They Never Made, #95: Goutbreak


It's back!  It's been dormant since Christmas Day 2009, but now I've dug out my list of unmade Movies They Never Made, and I'm resurrecting the series.  Assuming I get on it, you can expect one every Wednesday at 10am.  Long live the non-movie stickmen!


Link of the Day: Vodka Face

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Monday, 17 February 2014

Very Short Mondays: The Cancellation

Today's very short story is a snippet of an idea for a novel that I'd already started to write.  It started off as its own independent story, and then I realised that this would suit the world of Armand Sland, my novel's character.  Inspired of course, by the total lack of information you often get with train cancellations.

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The Cancellation

There was no announcement.  Those waiting on the platform were never told what happened to the train.  Or its passengers.

Only one person noticed when the next train was no busier than usual.

Armand.

And it caused him some disquiet.



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Link of the Day: Could have been a love story (click on this, it's gorgeous)

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Sunday, 9 February 2014

A Week Of Death, #1: Death By Chocolate


It's been too long since putting any serious effort into pun cartooning.  So this week, I'm uploading a week of Death.  Death, and his gammy eye.

Link of the Day: 30 Incredible Views

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Saturday, 8 February 2014

Saturday Gallery: 1, 2, 3, 4!


Another painting job from a few months ago.  This time, it was for my friend Chris & Kate's new baby.  I thought I'd put to good use some small canvases that had been sitting around in my drawer for a while, and make a set of paintings with numbers and farm animals.


Again, this one was unfinished for quite a while!  Pretty pleased with the results though.


Link of the Day: Alphabet Blocks

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Monday, 3 February 2014

Very Short Mondays: Perpetual Motion

When news broke that Dr Jakob Henriksson had perfected his perpetual motion machine, none was more pleased than the man himself.  Carefully selecting links to those he considered the best reports, he composed a tweet to accompany them:
'This story is going to run and run.'
Within an hour he had 12,637 retweets.

He sat through all of dinner with a huge satisfied grin on his face.  Mrs Henriksson rolled her eyes at him.

"You know," she said, "when I married you I thought you were a scientist.  A man of higher purpose.  All that effort.  What a waste."

"Not a waste, no.  I'm sure someone will find some actual use for the thing.  I'm just pleased to have beaten Georg's record."

"He'll never cough up the hundred euros, you know."

"I know.  But it's not about the money.  I just like to win, is all."


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Link of the Day: Physicists To Test If The Universe Is A Computer Simulation

Related Link of the Day: I don't know, Timmy, being God is a big responsibility

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Saturday, 1 February 2014

Saturday Gallery: Space Narwhals!


I realised a couple of months ago when trying to show it to a friend, that I never posted this on here.  It's my nephews' Christmas present from last year (ie Christmas 2012).  Brilliantly, my older nephew's response (he was nearly 5), when asked about it, was "It's a pirate riding a narwhal spaceship!"  Not exactly the words I would have chosen, but just as good.  Apparently they both knew about narwhals because of Octonauts.





It took me a while to paint, as well as post on here.  There was a long period when it just sat in the corner of my room, half finished.  All worked out well in the end though.



Link of the Day: Rats with their Teddy Bears

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