Sunday, September 24, 2006


Here is a picture of a beautiful writing spider. The mister took it outside of our basement door the other day.

Writing Spider

I thought I would share it. I think writing spiders are beautiful. I watched them make webs in my grandfather's tobacco barn when I was a kid.

Here is his Snake Eyes costume from DragonCon:

Disco Snake Eyes:

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Even More Art!

My friend Sara (rabbit-of-earth on deviantArt and retro-takeout on ComicBloc) has done two really nice pieces for my stories. I thought I would share them here and in my profile. I just love them.

Here is an illustration of Gar and Raven's date in "Deeper". So sweet!

The Date

And here is one from "Nadir". This is Superboy holding Gar back from beating the crap out of Wally. Boy, is he ticked off!

Very Angry Beast Boy

I think she captured the spirit of the scenes quite well. Her style is awesome, so check out the rest of her gallery while you are there. I hope you enjoy them, too.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Stair Luge Samurai Art!

Hello all,

Angel-gidget on deviantArt has just created some art for my short story "Stair Luge Samurai". It is absolutely adorable. I love Bart's expression especially.

Stair Luge Samurai

I'll be adding the link to this to the other story art in my profile. I enjoy and appreciate every piece of art that someone creates based on my stories. All of them are great, and I look at them over and over again and just enjoy the fun that people are getting out of the stories. I hope you enjoy the art as well.


Wednesday, September 13, 2006

More DragonCon Photos

The gentlemen that I met at DragonCon (including Beast Boy) have now posted their DragonCon photos on the net for all to see. I thought y'all would like to see them.

Frank Hui's DragonCon Photos

The DragonCon photos are in the link sections at the bottom. There is a picture of myself with Beast Boy on the first page of the third section. There are a lot of great photos here. These guys had lots of great costumes for the Con.

It's such a beautiful night here in Chattanooga. It's just a little cool. The stars are out. The mister and I just sat down in the driveway and stared at the constellations for a bit whilst the cat circled us. She was wondering why we were in her usual napping spot. The breeze was delicious but not quite chilly. It's refreshing to have some cooler temperatures after the summer heat. I haven't gone out to look at the stars in quite some time. I'm glad I did. There's something so peaceful about sitting on my porch and then gazing at the night sky before retiring for the night. Fall is my favorite time of year, and I think for us it has come early.

I say early, because this part of Tennessee usually stays pretty warm until October. I saw a joke on the internet once that described our seasons here: Almost Summer, Summer, Still Summer, and Christmas. We're almost ready to leap into Still Summer, I guess. But I'm excited. I love October. I love turning leaves and fresh apples from the Orchard up on Signal Mountain -- all the Galas, Fujis and Arkansas Blacks that I can eat. Mmmmm... a good crisp apple and a wedge of Brie is just heaven on a plate. Now I'm making myself hungry, so I'd better stop.

Good night, friends. Take a moment to enjoy the stars. Pax.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Next Year?

I'm already thinking about a costume for next year. I do plan to re-use the Raven costume. I'd just like to have different costumes for different days. I was thinking about going as Speedy (Mia Dearden). I like the simplicity of her outfit, and I've always like archers. Plus, I didn't see any Speedy's at the Con, and I'd like to have a costume that's fairly unique at the con. I've found a website that talks one through making a bodysuit patten. I would definitely need to make my own -- nobody makes a pattern that fits me exactly, no matter what the style of clothing. I have a good pattern for her short cloak that I think will work. This ought to be fun.

Monday, September 04, 2006

DragonCon pictures

I am back home! I am exhausted, but I had a blast. I even met Beast Boy and Nightwing, two very nice gentlemen, in the Hyatt lobby. They got some pictures of me, and we took pictures of them, for our respective web sites. BB's costume was very well made. After the time it took just to make my cloak, I can appreciate the kind of work that he put into it. I hope I run into him again next year.

There were a wide variety of costumes at the Con this year. There were more superheroes than last year. Most of the ones I saw were X-Men, although I did see several Nightwings and a Batman or two. I saw a well-done Wonder Woman and at least one Hawkman. There were lots of elves and hobbits. Star Wars was well-represented by a veritable army of Jedi and clone troopers.

Here are some more pictures:

A Colonial Warrior from the original Battlestar Galactica series:

And a Cylon:

The Hulk:

And, wouldn't you know it, a plethora of Ghostbusters. They were very popular this year.

A very nicely done Moon Knight:

Shaun of the Dead:

And more Leia's in metal bikinis than you could say grace over: