10 December 2012

Mel Chesley's giveaway launch and Cheers Cavanaugh blogfest!

To celebrate the launch of her book Adversarius, Mel Chesley is hosting an epic giveaway! Three lucky winners will receive an eBook copy of Adversarius as well as a choice of some other fantastic books! Take a look at Mel's place and good luck to everyone who enters!

Cheers Cavanaugh blogfest


Cheers Cavanaugh blogfest
Today also marks the start of the Cheers Cavanaugh blogfest, hosted by Mark Koopman, Morgan Shamy, Stephen Tremp and David Powers King. The purpose of this blogest is to raise a toast to our Ninja Captain, Alex J. Cavanaugh and show him our appreciation for being a stalwart pillar of the blogging community. Alex was one of the first people to start following and commenting on this blog, and it's mostly down to him that I've had any success at all. Alex, I salute you!





In +/- 20 words, what does Alex look like?
His face eternally shrouded in shadow, the gleam of Cosbolts reflected in his eyes and a heavy metal mane.

In +/- 20 words, who could play Alex in a documentary? (Living or dead.)
We’d need several actors similar to The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus to emphasise his enigmatic visage and unknown guise.

In +/- 20 words, who does Alex remind you of? 
Alex is a Jedi mentor – a friend during the good times and the voice of wisdom during the bad.

In +/- 100 words, (excluding the title) write flash fiction using all these prompts:

Cavanaugh
Ninja
IWSG
Cosbolt
Guitar

Silently, the Ninja Captain crept behind the scenes of the Internet, like a Cosbolt with silenced thrusters. ‘twas the first Wednesday of the month, and good bloggers and insecure writers the world over knew that’s when Cavanaugh Claus would bestow upon them many gifts.


Blog after blog he would visit, leaving his hearty thanks, pearls of wisdom or a quiet nod of appreciation that spoke volumes. Each month he’d visit us, blog by blog, and with the quiet twang of his guitar he sings “Merry IWSG day to all, and to all a good night!”

For Bonus Points:
In +/- 40 words, leave a comment for Mrs. Cavanaugh – thanking her for sharing Alex with us
Dear Mrs. Cavanaugh,
I apologise on behalf of the Internet for borrowing Alex so often, but we thank you for allowing us precious time with the Ninja Captain. We’ll bring him back the same way we found him, we promise.

27 comments:

  1. Love that Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus reference as that's where I got my blog name. :) Great tribute to our Captain Ninja.

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    1. I think it's a fitting tribute to our masked lord and master to have multiple actors play him :)

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  2. Heavy metal mane - I like it!!! Dig the flash - just a touch of Christmas.
    Thanks so much, Jamie! Been a great blogger buddy since the beginning and I appreciate it. Rock on, dude!

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    1. Glad you like it, Alex. Your ears must be on fire with all the Internet talking about you today :)

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  3. This is a great entry! I love how you described Alex's appearance, and the flash fiction was awesome!

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    1. Thanks muchly :) 'tis my humble way of showing my appreciation for the Ninja campaign :)

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  4. I loved the heavy metal mane, so glad to see Alex's comment that he appreciated it. You're story is cool, too. “Merry IWSG day to all, and to all a good night!”

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  5. Thanks for the shoutout Jamie! And love, love, love the post on Alex. He is an amazing person and I'm glad to know him here in the blogiverse. ;)

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  6. Oh, you are so clever. Love your flash fiction.

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    1. Thanks Susan :) There's going to be a ton of Alex related fiction on the Internet today :)

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  7. Ah, the good ole gleam of Cosbolts. :) Nice!

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  8. "the gleam of Cosbolts reflected in his eyes" I love it!
    Love your flash fiction too.

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  9. I think the shadows have it. And yes, Jedi knight rings true.

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    1. I think it's the most appropriate way to describe him :)

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  10. hehe. "Cobolts reflected in his eyes." I love it :P

    Allison (Geek Banter)

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    1. Hehe, Thanks Allison, glad you liked it :)

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  11. Ooh, great answers, Jamie! Love the cobolt eye reference, and Jedi -- of course!

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  12. A heavy metal mane, awesome! And nice making it Christmasy!

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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  13. I love your flash! I bet Mrs. AC enjoyed yours, too :D

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