Marion on September 17, 2015

There has been some confusion. This is a Chaplin cat.

The Chaplin cat or False-Kitler, is often mistaken for the Kitler, due to their both having distinctive mustaches and an unfortunate resemblance. HOWEVER, please note that Chaplins lack the distinctive Kitler, “side part” and the Kitler propensity for waving the paw high in the air. Chaplin cats are SILENT as a rule, and whacky rather than evil. Chaplin’s while territorial, have never been known to invade Poland.

Here is a Kitler. This little girl went viral a few years ago when a shelter reported that her looks were preventing her from getting adopted. Won’t anybody think of the poor Kitlers? Notice the tendency to raise the paw, as well as the side part. Kitler’s are IRONIC, rather than evil. Let’s hope this little girl eventually found a good home:

What do these two variations (They are NOT breeds) have in common?

Adorableness! That’s what. Both make excellent pets as do most members of felis silvestris catus.

(Now that your heart has been warmed by this lovely post, please feel free to continue exploring this  site. In lieu of donations or “tips,” check out the author’s work-for-sale here, and feel free to buy a book. All funds received will go toward cat food.)

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Marion on September 11, 2015

Get a free copy of my book, or this cat vill invade (your heart with LUV)!

So I made my novella, Schrodinger’s Telephone, free for a few days. The cover was named  THE WORST at some website that prefers the use of stock images with eyes. Did we (the better-half and myself) change it? No, because we love it.  Just like we love our little kitler what was probably completely unadoptable on account of his ‘stash.

People say it’s the most “accessible” thing I’ve written, meaning that it’s a gateway drug to my other stuff.

Please download it (the story, not the cat) today! (Or my cat will invade you! Just kidding, he’s never going to get off that chair.) Even if you hate reading fiction on a screen, it will only take you an hour. Also honest reviews would be most welcome. But probably get out yer handkerchiefs because it will give the feelz or maybe even the sadz.

This cover has been voted THE WORST!

Also, if you’ve read it already and liked it — TELL ALL YOUR VIRTUAL FRIENDS! And pretty please write a review and post it up on the Amazon, so I can get rich because if I sell a 3 million copies at 99 cents each for a 35% royalty, I will have A MILLION DOLLARS!

And you might maybe want to check out some of the other stuff what I have written, like the one inspired by a notorious true crime that really happened in the pre-gentrified East Village, or the one with the sexy vampire that’s like Camille with more blood and less coughing (which you can get for free also, but only if you follow these complex instructions) or maybe even the one about a big pharma trying to kill you.

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Sometimes words from television pop into my head because television is my mother. “You will never be a starship captain,” a voice says. “You are unsuited by either temperament or training.”

If television is also your mother, you may recognize the line from an episode of Star Trek – original iteration. In my head, it’s Spock saying this. I was wrong about that.

Turns out my memory was faulty about many details (like how this was the most misogynist episode ever.)  (Click here to read the rest at HNTP)

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Marion on August 29, 2015

CBS is making a Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer television series. Sure why not? The characters are out of copyright, and it’s hard to come up with original ideas. What other literary adaptions would we like to see? I’ve got a few ideas. To find out what they might be, head on over to Happy Nice People Time where you can catch up with all my television recaps, reviews and newsy items. It’s the best source of writing about television since that other television site you used to love went belly up.

Then when you’re done there, come on back here and set a spell as they used to say on some 1960’s sitcom. There’s more to see on this blog, and if you want to support my endeavors, you can buy one of my books for far less than what you’d pay for a small popcorn at the movies. I’m not going to beg or anything, but my cats can’t survive on used shoe leather forever.

Marion on August 24, 2015

As promised, this is Part II of my examination of how Anne Rice is now peddling her rants about “gangster bullies” on the internet by adding charges of “political correctness” to the mix. Please read Part I if you haven’t already. It will save us both time.

But first enjoy this pretty picture of a sunset. And take a deep breath. You’ll need it.

This is what I almost missed trying to write this post.

Why am I doing this? How are these my monkeys? What do I care if someone is wrong on the internet? Read on and I’ll think you get it.

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