The Secret to My Success, Alas

My Technorati ranking has gone up a bit recently:

That’s not bad, considering most my posts here recently have consisted of “I’m busy writing something else.” Imagine what my ranking would be if I posted real content!

Oh, who am I kidding. You’re all just here for pictures of the cat. Here you go.

I hope you’re happy.

By John Scalzi

I enjoy pie.

30 replies on “The Secret to My Success, Alas”

Yes the cat pictures are the only reason I’m here. My only complain is that you insist on writing something too. And it’s not in LOLcatz on the cat photo. UR doing it wrong. Correct it and you’re rating will skyrocket :P

You sound like Chang-Not-Chang, Ellestra. Come to think of it, he’s likely to be pleased by this one … Ghlaghghee is indeed a very pretty kitty. Now *I* want a kitty … and I cannot have one here, it would eat the dogs! DAMN YOU JOHN SCALVI.

Personally I’m here for the “If you sent an important e-mail last week I might have missed it so please re-send” posts. I like the drama.

Cat pictures are nice, but I’m in touch with lots of writers and thus see many pictures of their cats in lieu of word production.

Merus: If Cha(not)ng doesn’t make the joke after a photo of the feline is posted, it doesn’t seem like the entry is complete. I spent an afternoon coming back to the comments on a Glagawaki photo until Cha(not)ng replied, waiting for that shoe to drop.

John, I’d different than the rest of the posters.

I could care less about the cat (apologies to Ghlaghghee).

You, John, are my primary news source about bacon. Where else could I get my sugar-cured, hickory smoked news?

I’s love to look at pictures of your cats, but 90% of your images are blocked by my workplace (I’m assuming it’s due to them being stored at a site such as Flickr, which is blocked by BlueCoat classification).

O Great Scalzi, what a superb picture of Magnificent She pensively contemplating Her Domain.

The Executive Committee of The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club, a quorum being duly assembled, and this image being apparently perfect, has decided to award you the coveted

The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club Seal of Approval Award
valid from 21 June 2009 to 30 June 2009

Well done for a change.

The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club

I suspect this answer has been questioned several times, but….

So out of the billions of fans John has who comments here, we only have two Changs?

Or is there a third who has decided to use a different signature to avoid further confusion?

Wait, we have two Changs?
I thought we just had the one, who wants everyone to know that he isn’t one, or isn’t that one, or something. I mean, I may have seen some thread in which someone else also posted as a Chang, but I thought that was an insincere use of the name, intended to tweak the Chang who isn’t Chang.

I’m still trying to figure out how you get candid pictures of your cats. In our house, a camera is either the best toy in the world or the gravest provocation. Just getting it out is enough to grab the cats’ attention. And forget can openers, the “click-whir” of a newly-powered up camera is enough to summon the cats from any corner of the house. There’s no surer way to ruin a candid cat moment then turning on a camera.

I have many close-ups of cat noses and paws. How’d you get your cats to ignore the camera and get on with the important business of being lovely, photogenic or cute?

This is how it happens. For days, the figurehead is rarely seen, and we’re told he’s indisposed for one reason or another. Maybe he makes a brief appearance on a balcony, too far away to be clearly made out.

Then, after much behind-the-scenes maneuvering to ensure that her power is secure, one morning we’ll come here and read that the cat has officially assumed control.

I think I’m prepared for it by now. She does photograph well, doesn’t she?

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