'I can't believe Dr. House is consulting the Hitchhiker's Guide.' by Kara
Saturday, October 15, 2005 at 10:35 AM

So, what I did was go looking for a period police officer's uniform, because for whatever reason I couldn't be bothered to dig Wilde out of my stupid pile of DVDs. (I really need a proper shelf for those.) And then I took off the stupid hat. Partly because the stupid hat is stupid. Also, I hate drawing hats.

I've gotten into one of those hindsight-y moods where I feel like ... hells, I could have drawn everything before this a squillion times better. Oh, well. When the movie manga comes out, everything will be lovelier. And Phillip will have wings.

(I'm lying. About the movie manga. I might be lying about the wings, too.)

Hang on to your hats (which I still won't draw) while I try to improve in the home stretch. If you have been, stop and take a break.

I promise that my rants won't be about books all the time. by Shannon
Saturday, October 15, 2005 at 12:08 AM

Really. No, really.

But I would like to point Wicket's readers in the direction of the works of George Manville Fenn (1831-1909). Fenn was an extremely prolific writer of boys' adventure stories, the sort that feature robust, patriotic British lads in dangerous and exciting situations -- most of which involve fighting off dastardly villains or slaughtering innumerable bloodthirsty natives. The link provides HTML versions of many of Fenn's stories, perfect for perusing.

They're well worth a read...if only for the snickers you won't be able to suppress when Fenn uses 'ejaculated' as a synonym for 'exclaimed' or 'shouted'. Because he uses it a lot.

In other news, I do feel sorry for Liz here. She's lying to a police officer -- I'm sure that was a hanging crime in Britain once. Right alongside sodomy and stealing something worth more than 40 shillings.

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