Friday, February 5, 2010

Flashless and Snowbound

As the title of the post implies, I was not able to complete my flash story for today (even with the day off work yesterday). Today is all about the storm that's dropped upon us. The weather folks are even bandying about the 'B' word...Blizzard. In fact Iowa sort of weather, with the forecast being about 50cm of snow between this morning and the end of tomorrow. They also predict 90km/h gusts of wind. That should stop the launching of missles and UFO's for the day...

Needless to say, the boy is off school today and since I work out of the house I don't get 'snow days.' Speaking of which, my overlords back in Ontario will be expecting me to produce something soon.

Oh, but one other thing... The recent 11 question survey to determine which SciFi writer you would be has been quite popular in the circle of people who read this blog. If you are one of the few who didn't link to it, you can find it here. As with such things, my mind is running in overdrive. I'm thinking that we should steal rework the quiz to pop out different results. We could call it the "Which novice/fledgling/wannabe fantasy/comedy/horror Writer are You?" The results would present the quiz-taker with such popular names as: Laura Eno, Karen Schindler, Aaron Polson, Catherine Gardner, Anton Gully, Laurita Miller, Erin Cole...well, you get the idea. At least they are popular in this circle. The quiz taker would respond by saying "WTF?" and venture forth to google the names...what do you think...will the scam idea work?

13 comments:

Anton Gully said...

Shut the window, Alan. The cold is affecting your reason...

Laura Eno said...

WTF? would be a good name for it! Keep warm while you're producing for the overlords...

Aaron Polson said...

Google is my friend. That's what I think. ;)

Rebecca Nazar said...

Coming up with the questions would be fun. That's a tall order with so many genres. ; )

katey said...

Hahaha oh man, that's hilarious. I'll take the quiz!

K.C. Shaw said...

That would make for a great quiz! It would be weird, though, if, say, Aaron Polson took the quiz and got Cate Gardner instead of Aaron Polson as the result. :)

Kat said...

Lol. I gotta admit that quiz sounds funny...but kinda creepy...

Storm. DO NOT get me started!!!! Ugh.

At least you're inside. I'm stuck at work an hour away from my kids. Not fun.

Aaron Polson said...

K.C., that would probably happen. Chip Delany indeed.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Google is fantastic. You would be surprised how my name comes up ; )

Cathy Olliffe said...

No flash. Sigh. Well, we'll just have to hold our breath until next week.
I like your idea, though.
And don't you just love snow days?
The weather must be fabulous in your neck of the woods.
Always wanted to travel there.
The Shipping News was one of my favourite books EVER because of the locale and the really interesting characters who live there.
Read it? Like it?

Alan W. Davidson said...

Anton-I've never been accused of having much reason.

Laura-The overlords have an insatiable appetite.

Aaron-You can never have enough friends!

Becca-We'll leave you in charge of coming up with witty questions.

Katey-Take the real quiz, or my bogus version of the quiz. You could end up being Anton Gully...

KC-That would be a dilemma. Reminds me of the old song by the Kinks..."girls will be boys and boys will be girls it's a mixed up, muddled up..." (umm, don't ask me to sing it).

Kat-Hope you made it to get your kids yesterday.

Nat-I imagine that a search of any number of naughty words would lead us to your blog...

Cathy-The snow is nice to look at but a pain to move. I was out for two hours moving snow this morning. And that was with a snow blower.

Never read the Shipping News, but loved the movie. I'd recommend The Custodian of Paradise by Wayne Johnston and The Confessions of Nipper Mooney by Ed Kavanagh for slices of Newfoundland life (Ed was my night school instructor a couple of years ago).

Cathy Olliffe said...

I will take your advice on the books! Thanks! But take my advice.. READ the Shipping News... the movie was not even close to matching the novel.

Cate Gardner said...

I be liking your scam, erm... I mean idea.