9.20.2006

Species Changed to Protect the Innocent!

This is pretty funny.

It does violate the rule that if you show a gun in the first act, it has to fire by the third but I can live with that.



Thanks to RB for the link

20 comments:

Chumplet said...

That was truly inspiring. Maybe there's hope for me, because I have a cat. Ridley the insane Russian Blue sleeps on top of my monitor.

GutterBall said...

It's a crying shame. I've saved my former roommate's cat like nine times, and even on his last life, that little ingrate never offered to make ME a famous writer.

Kim said...

So THAT'S the secret... guess I'll have to be nicer to the little furball curled up on MY side of the bed! :)

But on the other hand, can I blame her if she's totally untalented?

Inkwolf said...

One more reason to be glad I added this kitten to my household.

So, what's she communicating when she pees on my bathrobe?

Apart from, 'don't leave your dirty laundry on the bathroom floor,' I mean.

Hey, Chumplet, my cat is Ripley. :p

salty said...

that's a 40 hour wirting course in one blog post

but i would never last that long with a cat

Dave Kuzminski said...

Just remember, Miss Snark has a dog, not a cat. A cat-endorsed submission to her would likely fail.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the gun shot someone else...
actually, that's a rule that's made to be broken.
I just wrote a book that broke it...very nicely, too.
Not as funny, tho, as the story about the Cat, at which I laughed out loud several times and my wife snippily asked, "Why aren't you working on your book?"
-ObiDOnWan

Anonymous said...

And I have two cats. I should be twice as famous as Lindholm/Hobb (I'm a huge, huge fan of her work; in fact, I'm reading Shaman's Crossing right now.)

The Beautiful Schoolmarm said...

Darn, all I have is a stinky dog with allergies and a preference for chasing cats (and bunnies and squirrels and prairie dogs . . .)

Yasmine Galenorn said...

That was great, and quite frankly, better than a number of 'writing courses' you could take. Sometimes you just have to look around you and pay attention to 'get' the lessons needed. *grins* I happily live with four cats and one husband. They've taught me patience, that sometimes you have to take time out from work to enjoy the little things in life (try cat walking on keyboard because she wants attention), and that you're best support is the home team, because they love you when you're successful, and when you're not. ~smiles~

Anonymous said...

Even though I have two wonderful furballs on duty at all times, I still enjoy "the virtual cat" as my Office Assistant on Word 2003, instead of that frigging paperclip. The cat is one of Microsoft's best secret creations. To find him, click on the Office Asssistant image, then "options" in the lower left corner, go to the "gallery" tab and scroll to Links, the cat. Click okay, and you'll have an onscreen virtual furball companion that enters via catflap, purrs, meows, scratches its ears and grooms itself, claws your screen, sleeps on his back and fetches your printer.... (Yes, there's a dog image, too, but - how badly do you want to be a published writer?)

JLauren said...

That was a great story. Loved it! Inspirational too.

Chumplet said...

I have a dog, too. His name is Chester. He's a sheltie huskey cross and he's too pretty to be a boy. Much like Orlando.

p.s. I wanted to name Ridley the cat Shmirnoff, but I got outvoted.

Talia Mana said...

Very nice story, incredibly amusing and inspiring. Thanks for the link

Anonymous said...

I got so teary eyed I could hardly read. Truly inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

librisfb said...

Daisy sleeps behind my monitor while I'm writing. Most of the 62 queries I sent out had either one of her hairs or microscopic cat paw/butt prints.When I read Miss Snark, she sneers at mention of KY (sorry MS and KY, but it's the truth) while she reminds me that it's a Cat's World. This story just proves it, Daisy quickly pointed out, (sorry, again, KY). The only thing...I still haven't snagged an agent. Maybe I need to include a few more hairs...

Kate Thornton said...

Excellent story and writing course all in one! Just goes to show you have to *listen* to the cat.

mkcbunny said...

I'll have to than Monty for stamping all of my papers with his cat ass.

Malia said...

I love RHobb -- love love love her!!! That was such a treat to read. Thanks for the link.

Malia slave to both cats and dogs

Maprilynne said...

Okay, that story was fetching inspiring. I took all the cat's advice, copy pasted it into Word, printed it out, and taped it up on the wall beside my computer.
Thank You Miss Snark . . . (or should I say Mrs. Clooney ;))