26 thoughts on “And Now, For Those Who Need It, For Whatever Reason: A Picture of My Cat

  1. I don’t know about Ghlaghghee, but I’ve learned to leave my cats alone when they have that look on their face. I have scars on my hands from when I didn’t.

  2. Hmm, you do seem to have a cat that is ridiculously good-looking, even when highly unimpressed.

    Do you think that perhaps your present mood is rubbing off a little on Ghlaghghee? :-)

  3. Ghlaghghee looks positively petrified over the possible implications of the Amazon-Macmillan deal on the publishing world . . . not!

  4. LAJ: Or possibly she’s planning to point the book-buyer in Scalzi’s direction. Depends on whether she liked her kibble this morning.

  5. In a world where corporations can get all the rights of individuals but few of the penalties, 59 Senators can froth at the mouth about passing a palimpsest of their stated intentions, and 1/6 of all currently published books can disappear in an instant, it is reassuring to know that Ghlaghghee is *still* in charge of the Known Universe. Thank you.

    Now if she can get off that desk and start setting things right….

  6. See leave it to cats to put life in perspective… Amazon-MacMillan is peanuts, it’s when the noms are threatened that they get pissed!

  7. Is that one of those laser-pointed thermometers in the background? I admit to playing with them at work, but it never occurred to me to get one at home (okay, yeah, it occurred to me, but I didn’t buy one).

  8. No, no. She, the Most Beautiful One of the House, is simply disgusted that there are -things- in her spot. That look is pure “Get off your lazy butt and move items. Now, slave!” look.

    I can see items around her. That is never acceptable to the ruling monarch. Unless it is a soft, fuzzy blanket that she has claimed as her own, along with the rest of the bed. As is her right.

  9. O Great Scalzi, what an excellent picture of Her Most Gracious Shimmering Radiant Perfection.

    The Executive Committee of The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club offers the following suggestions:

    1. Magnificent She should be better centered in the image.

    2. Eliminate all of the ridiculous knicknacks in the background. We have mentioned this before – and this time you have really gone overboard with irrelevant clutter.

    3. You have again failed to compensate for Her Inner Illumination. Note that the camera underexposed Her and overexposed the back wall due to Her Blinding Radiant Reflection.

    4. The title of your blog post is ridiculous. Everybody needs a picture of the Beauteous Ghlaghghee. It is self-evidently true. You need not encourage the unsophisticated and insensitive lowbrows of the Whatever to sprain their little brains to come up with a reason.

    5. Your interpretation of Her Opinion is not that far off. However, “very silly” is not quite exactly the description of what She is Thinking…

    6. No need for your foolish and arrogant final comment. Magnificent She is neither interested in nor cares about your opinion as to What She Should Do.

    The Executive Committee, a quorum being duly assembled, has passed the following binding resolution:

    RESOLVED, that Blacklisted Scalzi cease posting ridiculous tripe on the Whatever, and instead post only properly done images of the Beauteous Ghlaghghee, Mighty Lopsided Cat, and TempCat Zeus.

    Note the binding nature of the resolution.

    The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club

  10. Shouldn’t the Glaghghee fan club spell their name “ghan club”? The magnificent she doesn’t seem to approve of the letter F.

  11. Shouldn’t the Glaghghee fan club spell their name “ghan club”? The magnificent she doesn’t seem to approve of the letter F.

    This is a superficially excellent point, but have you considered what would happen if this advice were to be followed? Do you really want to read about “Magnighicient She”? I present as an example the first several lines of chang (but not chang)’s missive from the Executive Committee:

    O Great Scalzi, what an excellent picture ogh Her Most Gracious Shimmering Radiant Perghection.

    The Executive Committee ogh The Oghghicial Ghlaghghee Ghan Club oghghers the ghollowing suggestions:

    1. Magnighicent She should be better centered in the image.

    2. Eliminate all ogh the ridiculous knicknacks in the background. We have mentioned this beghore – and this time you have really gone overboard with irrelevant clutter.

    3. You have again ghailed to compensate ghor Her Inner Illumination. Note that the camera underexposed Her and overexposed the back wall due to Her Blinding Radiant Reflection.

    Etcetera.

    And may I take this moment to congratulate chang on the superlative excellence of their comment, which I hope represents a true return to form? On the other hand, as is only to be expected, chang’s comment was another matter entirely.

  12. No, Herself has simply appropriated that which She desires, regardless of surroundings. It is your job to work around HRH and not disturb her, drone.

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