Friday, September 24, 2010

Alone Ane Unsupervised... Well, YOU Know the Deal...

See, what happens is occasionally I get these nagging little creative urges even though I have no discernible talent for... well... anything. What I DO have is access to a computer, a copy of, an Intarweb connection, and a knack for appropriation. I've done this a few times, usually to Brother Wayne (here and here), but last night my thoughts turned towards high school chum/hotshot horror (among other genres) writer Elizabeth Massie.

Couple of things: her first published novel was Sineater (also in an e-version from Crossroad Press) and Beth has this... thing... about cheese. Can't stand the stuff. Absolutely grosses her out. Squick City. Nah, I don't get it either, but there you have it. Naturally, being the good, kind, supportive friend that I am, I make cheese references in front of her whenever and wherever I can, usually on her Facebook page. The latest entry?

This led to some interesting comments from her writer friends:
Brian Hodge: I know the end of this one already: the mouse did it.
Robert Devereaux: Plot holes galore!

I, on the other hand, had anticipated Beth's reaction some time ago:

And a bit of lagniappe:

"He and Enoch Root get into the habit of having conversations during and after their meals. Both of them seem to have rather involved inner lives that require lots of maintenance and so the rest of the day they ignore each other."
--Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson


JSaM said...

I know taste is a personal thing, but cheese? What's not to love? It is almost a major food group all by itself! We have a delightfully varied rainbow of color and a collection of aromas to die for (actually some smell like death). And totally saturated in saturated fats and bacteria. A cornucopia of a food! Alas, I could never get limburger past my lips, my nose kept saying "you don't want to eat that".

G. W. Ferguson said...

I know! I mean, cheese! What's not to like (though I admit I've never accepted the Limburger challenge)?

By the way, if you haven't tried this, do so NOW: any sharp, SHARP cheese (cheddar or what-have-you) on THIN, crisp ginger cookies/ginger snaps.

Omigawd, I think I've got the Cheese Hornies.