Tuesday, March 16, 2010

El Día de los Muertos

Today is Tuesday, what the ancient Romans called the day of death… at least according to me. I’m not as comfortable having conversations in my head as Ms. Host, but as the elder statesman (or to be PC… nope, screw that) of the group, I’m entitled to a bit of peculiarity (and grumpiness).  So, by way of introducing myself to those who don’t know The Bane of Anubis, the following is a conversation that takes place in L.T.’s head… at least according to me.

Q: Bane of Anubis – awesome name, btw, if a bit macabre.
A: Um, that’s not a question.

Q: Were you born a smart-ass?
A: Alec, according to my mother, but I’ve probably progressed.

Q: Do you have a real name?
A: It’s Joshua, but that’s too Biblical. I prefer the more interesting myths.

Q: If you were a book, what book would you be?
A: This sounds like a plant… I’d probably be an unread book, because I don’t like being touched.  Before L.T. has me drawn and quartered by her pack of wallabies:: Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America.

Q: Writerly stuff?
A: I write mostly MG/YA stuff because I believe kids are the future (full disclosure: I believe kids have better imaginations… them being our future is inevitable). I do horror well (to the dismay of me mum) and will have a short story published in an upcoming Apex anthology, so my kid stories tend toward the dark side (take that, Luke). Other than that, I’m still swimming in a pond… and it’s frickin’ murky – no idea about its volume or the size of the surrounding fishies.

Q: Personal stuff?
A: I’m married, no kids, a dog (Anubis ;), a cat (Mouko), and an inherent fear of hippies - I'm like a grown-up, slimmed-down version of Cartman. I’ve done construction, telemarketing, cashiering, baseball card collecting, rowing, basketball playing, and, currently, engineering. I love quotes, but only good ones. Yes, segues are a weakness of mine.

Q: Whatcha gonna be bloggin’ aboot? (yes, L.T. just went South Park Canadian on us)
A: Most often writing... Frequently in the form of a rant or a ramble, but never in a poem. I like random ranting and rambling. And animals, too. Lemurs and squirrels for me. What the heck is a wallaby?

Q: If anybody's got any other questions, feel free to ask. I will try to be serious when answering... at least according to me.

PS - if none of this makes sense, it's probably because I wrote it at high altitude and was overly worried about fatigue stress.


L. T. Host said...

Ahahahaha-- you know I would totally ask all of these questions, and quite possibly in the South Park Canadian accent to boot!

And no, I don't mean "to butt".

Jemi Fraser said...

lol :)

It's going to be a fun ride! Can't wait to hear some random rants :)

Rick Daley said...

Now I'll have to subscribe to this thread's comments to see if anyone kills Kenny.

Stephanie Thornton said...

Man, I haven't seen South Park in ages.

So do we all get to talk in Canadian? Eh?

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Question: Who's your picks for the Final Four? I ask only because I've entered Nathan's contest and have only my Dad's picks to go on. But you've actually played basketball, so you must know the secrets. My knowledge of basketball is limited to knowing that the ball goes in the hoop, and sometimes it counts for 1 point, sometimes 2, and sometimes 3. Me, I would always ask for 3.

Joshua McCune said...

Stephanie, as you know, I'm probably more partial to random British, but I'll throw a good 'eh' in there once in awhile (and 'crazy canuck,' too, which is supposed to be offensive, or so I've heard).

Susan, I'm choosing Kentucky... I think the 'experts' like them or Kansas. You'll probably end up doing better w/ less knowledge than more as long as you stick w/ the top seeds toward the end (just don't choose Duke :).

dolorah said...

So typically Bane. I like it.


Deb said...

I've been a crazy canuck all these many years.. and I don't believe I've ever heard anyone say aboot :) Well, you know, apart from Bob and Doug eh.

Who's Cartman??

Joshua McCune said...

Who's Cartman?! -- a foul-mouthed 4th grader who once killed his nemesis's parents and fed them to him mixed w/ chili (my favorite episode, though Cripple Fight is a close 2nd)... check out South Park for crass, irreverent humor... it's definitely not for everyone :)