Friday, October 31, 2014

Caption This!

Zazzle caused me to change the way I take pictures.

Normally, if I'm going to take an animal portrait, I want a vertical ("portrait") shot, as opposed to the horizontal, "landscape," one.  But I changed that from a rule to a general guideline when I realized that Zazzle allows you to add captions on the fly, as you're setting the picture up for sale--and again, when you're purchasing your item.

So my "rule" for framing shots kinda went out the window, and I often found myself shooting animal portraits with space around them--specifically to leave room for a caption on a Zazzle product.

Please feel free to suggest more captions for these images in the comments below, or head on over to Zazzle and caption some stuff yourself!


Spots and Shadow


I Could TELL You...But THEN...


If I Want Your Opinion, I'll Rattle Your Cage!
I Could Tell You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You.
What Do You Mean You Voted AGAINST Ron Paul?
Tyranny Defined
Sic Semper Tyrannis
Find Your Happy Place! 
We Are ALL Mad Here...  --Cheshire Cat 

Bird...with Attitude!


The Fed:  Turning Nest Eggs Into Chicken Feed Since 1913!
There's No Saving Throw Against Stupidity.

By Any Other Name


If You Want To Bloom, You Have To Brave The Rain!

I Survived The 80s!
I Survived the 80s! 

It's Not An Attitude!

It's NOT An Attitude...It's Just The Way I Am!
Don't Give Me Attitude!  I Have Enough Of My Own! 

Flutter On By

 The Best Things In Life...Are Not Things.

Did You See THAT?!?

Who's Afraid Of Mencken Hobgoblins?
Sic Semper Idiota!

Becoming Roadkill Is Not A Valid Career Option
The Other White Meat...?

Don't Even Think It.


Smile!  Pass It On!
Would You BEE Mine...?

Would You BEE mine...?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Perchance to Scream

Today is the 14th of October.  We are a hair over two weeks from Halloween, one of the spookiest days of the year; and one day past that is the start of Nano, which is an even scarier prospect, but we will save that for another post.

Today is also the day that a brand-new ebook appears on bookshelves, called Perchance to Scream, which contains 13 stories and one poem--which, by some strange and unusual cosmic coincidence, also add up to 14.  Yes, fourteen spooky items, presented for your enjoyment, on the 14th.

It's got a haunted house, bloodsucking feathers, ancient evil entities with unpronounceable names, cybernetically enhanced zombies, mutant human-dragonfly hybrids, and a particularly nasty breed of psychic eel.  Being scared has never been so much fun!