|Photo by Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, Flickr|
Cheers! Today begins the world-wide roast of Alex J. Cavanaugh, founder of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG), author of the sci-fi series, CassaStar, CassaFire, and the upcoming CassaStorm, blogger extraordinaire — and magician. Yes, magician. How he appears everywhere at once would baffle even The Great Houdini. A new article popped up on my blogroll the other day as posting “one second ago.” I dashed over to make a comment; Alex had already been there. I tell you, the man’s accepted in more places than Visa, and it’s my understanding that even China follows him.
But being a man who only met Alex a month or so ago, I haven’t really experienced the personal interaction in which most have delighted; however, having read the many, many, many, many comments, book launches, blurbs, witicisms and whatnots he’s left in his wake, there is a great deal that I can glean in order to satisfy the specs of this blogfest. So bear with me, and Alex, congratulations! To give back a portion of what you so generously impart on the bloggerhood is an honor.
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What does Alex look like? (20 words)
This character is a cool cat, wired on a vat of coffee. Company mascot or random Alex sighting? You decide.
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Who does Alex remind you of? (20 words)
Lego Ninja. In kindergarten, there was this kid, Duplo Ninja, who I’m sure grew up to be Alex — uncanny similarities.
And now for my flash-fiction entry, a 100-word prompt using the words Cavanaugh, Ninja, Cosbolt, Guitar, and IWSG. Also woven into the story are an additional 40 words of thanks to Mrs. Cavanaugh for her unselfish giving of Alex to our little blogdom.
Give, give, give…you’d think it’s Christmas. Oh yeah…it is! Have a merry one, Alex and Mrs. Alex.
87 thoughts on “Festivus Alexicus”
Loved the little flash fiction at the end. Tic Tac– that's awesome.
Love the Latin title! And now you know why Mrs. C didn't travel with the spacesickness prone ninja… 😉
Ha! LOVED the flash fiction! TicTac. Bwahahaha xDSuper post!!! 😀
Oh Hilarious flash! I'm sure yours is the only one to have the captain up-chucking his dinner, LOL. Great to meet you ML, love the humor. And would you believe as I was reading your descriptions of Alex, my kids were watching Lego Ninja on tv! (:
Oh. My. Gosh. TOTALLY one of my favorite entries so far. BY FAR! So funny, M.L. Not only was the flash hilarious, the "animated" and "lego ninja-uncanny" stuff was great. (And new follower… can't wait for your future posts) 🙂
Have to make his breath all fresh 'n minty for the missus! That's my gift to her!
One too many taco tossings for her! The Latin title…the whole fest brings out the Dionysus in me. :o)
Loved yours, too, Melissa! Great pictures you made…and the story was great!
Yeah…you'd think he had a stomach of steel the way he be-bops and wormholes through the blogosphere! That is sooo funny about the kids and Lego Ninja! He's everywhere.
Thanks Morgan, and thanks for stopping by. Loved your site. It's wonderful of you guys to throw this blogfest for Alex…it's been a blast going around reading all the posts. I'm going to try to make it to all over the course of the next three days.
Both gross and cool at the same time! Awesome! And I love both the blog post title and CassaNova!
Lego ninjas are cool – just like Alex!
lol, everyone needs tic-tacs now and again 🙂
The Cool Cat is purrfect! I'll bet Alex gives it a first prize.
Thanks for coming by, Nancy! It was fun coming up with some of these things. Loved your post.
Aren't they though? Perfect for Ninja Alex.
I could probably use one right now…been drinking reheated coffee, got that stale java breath going on. Thanks for stopping!
When I saw it, I said, "That's Alex!" Thanks for coming by. :o)
HaHa, very clever flash fiction, especially the title, "CassaNova". Too funny:)
That was hilarious!!! And there are Lego Ninjas? I must find one.Thanks so much, ML, and glad we are now blogger buddies. Even if I can get to a post before it even posts.
Thanks, Gwen, glad you noticed. Wasn't it inspired? It just came to me when I was wrapping up the story. Perfect. I love it when something like that happens. Thanks for coming by! :o)
'Lego Ninja'. Why didn't I think of that? Hilarious
Isn't he slammin'? I thought it suited you well. I tell you…your skills and maneuverability border on the supernatural! You really go above the call of duty…thanks, Alex.
Loved the title and Lego Ninja. However, I'm glad I wasn't eating my chocolate yet when I read the flash fiction.
CassaNova. Tic tac. I can't stop laughing. Loved it!
HAHAHAHAHAHAH!!! CassaNova is awesome!! IWSG will forever be the Intergalactic Writer's Space Gala now hahahahahahaa
Thanks, Huntress…and for stopping by. I love the Lego line!
M Pax…thanks for dropping in! LOL on the eating your chocolate. Don't want to waste any of that! :o)
Alex is an inspiring subject. His good spirit and nature were prime for lampooning, and the words fell into place.
It's a FESTIVUS! So of course I had to turn it into a gala – the most spectacular intergalactic shin-dig this side of Io. Thanks for stopping by…glad you enjoyed. :o)
I'm loving your creative wit, and White Tic Tacs likely go down easier than Cyanide. Great work. Glad to meet you. I'm about to sign on as a follower too.
CassaNova and the Intergalatic Writer's Space Gala!!! Love it! Great story!
Okay. Someone had GOT to make a little Lego movie with Lego ninjas about Alex. It would bleed with awesomeness! Smashing tribute, sir, and thank you for participating! 🙂
Thanks, Rawknrobyn. Loving your name! Glad to meet you, too, and thanks for following!! :o)
Aren't they fun? And I truly expect there to one day be an Intergalactic Writer's Space Gala! Cryofreeze me so I can be there for it. :o)
A stop motion flick with Lego Ninjas would exude awesomeness. Exude. Thanks for swinging by, David. :o)
My favorite story so far!Thanks for commenting on my blog today.
Thanks, Carol, I loved writing it! Loved your blog! I appreciate you stopping by. :o)
Hands down one of the funniest I've come across yet. "Festivus Alexicus" — a truly excellent title! Very creative!
Hilarious CassaNova short. I hate you and your superb writing talent. 🙂 Also, nice tribute to Alex. I don't know much about him, but as I said to Julie, you guys make him sound terrific.
It just rolled off my tongue like I was Nero…didn't even know I spoke Latin. :o)Glad you enjoyed today's offering. Your story was excellent, Vickers. You really write extremely well (really, extremely…can you tell I'm a fan?). Thanks for coming by, Jeff.
Says she whose story, "A Little Bruised" thrilled me the other day.I'm just getting to know Alex and the Alexanauts more each day. Good group of writers! Thanks, Demetria, for popping in. You're always welcome to join the group…first Wednesday of each month. There's a badge on my site – IWSG.
I've considered joining IWSG, but haven't gotten around to doing it yet. My online activity has gotten out of hand and is eating up too much of my time. I'm trying to reprioritize/minimize my time spent online in order to be more productive in other areas of my life. I may join IWSG eventually.
Well it rolled with a ring. You speak it well. 😉 Thanks for the compliment. I love fans. They keep me cool. (I know, bad pun.)
Tic-tac? Makes perfect sense, considering. I think I'd get another partner or force him to take gravol.
LOVE the picture of Alex…or "the cool cat" Awesome entry here. Sorry your shoes got puked on though. 🙂
Nice tribute.You did great for someone who barely knows the Captain. Well done and nice to meet you M. L.
Tell me about it. Julie and I have been discussing streamlining, too. Oh, for ten hours more a day….
Exactly, DG! Nothing worse than recycled corn breath. :o)
It was an old pair of shoes anyway. :o) Thanks for visiting!