Saturday, March 18, 2006

Illustration Friday: Feet




I've dusted off a sci-fi book I wrote during the times I was laid off over the past few years. It's still in the first draft stage, so there are many inconsistencies, and one giant plot gap I have to figure out a credible way to fill (or simply change the first fifty pages.) There is also far too much pathos and the main character is too tragic. I feel good that I can see these problems, though it is easy to become too critical. Otherwise, I'm quite happy with it and impressed with myself, if I may say so. Now I just have to find a publisher who agrees with me…

TTFN
Tony

20 comments:

Lori Witzel said...

Ooohh, The Agony of Da Puns!!!

She looks so happy -- and if you scroll down my blog a bit, you'll see a far worse pun than yours.

Rowantree said...

Ouchhh ! That reminds to me the priest stoking with the rule in the school.. Great paint.

Janet said...

Makes me think of my 4th grade teacher who paddled the palm of my hand.(and I was innocent of all charges!)

The Unknown said...

Great illo. Funny stuff.
love

Lou said...

Being a formaer Catholic School Boy, this brings back painful memories from my grade school days.

Christine Lim said...

Haha! Great interpretation.

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Do you think puns are pun-ishable? Or a disease? And puns that are visual and include humor about things taken very seriously are the BEST. Attaboy.
Best wishes on your SF novel, too. Have you read Orson Scott Card's book on character and viewpoint? Or LeGuin's "Steering the Craft"? I think morose characters are fine as long as there is some part of them the reader is willing to identify with.

georg said...

That's right! Maybee the metric system is only a trend! Nice illo.

Jaimie said...

funny! do nuns still smack around their students?
I checked out Joe's site. cute! How old is he?

kg said...

fun illo - your nun looks gleeful, wielding her "whacking sticks"...

good luck on getting the book out there.

french toast girl said...

First of all, I love this pic. Maybe this weekend we should find a pic of you and Dad (and others) in your nun outfits singing "Sisters"!

love, me

ps ~ I would love to read your work-in-progress, if you don't mind me looking at it before publication. ;)

catnapping said...

ohhhhhhh, that was painful!

carla said...

Yikes! Brings back tooooo many memories, except our nuns hid their crosses beneath the folds of their long black skirts. I think they used them to whip us from behind or something.... Once again, Tony...you nailed it with your insight and great humor:>

Caroline said...

Somehow I expected something corny ;-)

tee hee....

Hope you sort out your plot - rewriting the beginning seems like a pretty good bet - after all when you start you've no idea what's going on - is that just me?

(I daren't look at any of my old things but none of them got finished and I'm not in word mode... she says wordily... ;-)

Which reminds me - I've had several almost lucid dreams recently and one that was for a while but then faded.... very teasing...

Toni said...

ooh ouch from me also. memories of elementrary school. Don't want to mess with some of the nuns thats for sure

artipantz said...

as a teacher, I SO wish I could take the nun's approach...a good wack on the feet would do my teenagers some good

artipantz/typepad.com

Tony Sarrecchia... said...

LOL...I love a bad pun. Very nice.

J.K. said...

Your puns make my hair hurt.

Ian T. said...

Y'know, I still tend to think in feet and inches, even though Metrics came in when I was really young. Excellent spin on the topic!

Rikki said...

Hehehehe i t's like Nanageddon in the Boosh!