Look Who’s Back

That’s it. I’m done trying for the day.

36 Comments on “Look Who’s Back”

  1. Dave H – I can see Canada from my house – Aging dad, electronics nerd, embedded software developer. (I'm the guy who makes your microwave blink 12:00.)
    Dave H

    I notice John’s legs are now modestly clothed, and Lopsided Cat’s expression is no longer terrified.

    Maybe Chang was right.

  2. So you’ll be adding “Professional Cat Furniture” to your resume as soon as they let you reach the keyboard?

  3. O Great Scalzi, smart move on the big boy pants. Much more becoming.

    Except now we get a good view of your feet – and this is just wrong.

    The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club

  4. Don’t you know it’s Caturday? Having come upon all three posts at once, I enjoy the sequence of costumes.

    Photo 1: shorts
    Photo 2: no pants???
    Photo 3: jeans

  5. That’s why you should always have a ready supply of cat toys within reach. Just a quick toss of a catnip filled mouse will often free oneself from furry domination.

  6. Debra Lynn Lazar – Philly Burbs – YA and women's fiction writer. Ex rock princess and current slave mistress to three feline captors. Soy chai tea latte addict.
    Debra Schubert

    Ah, feline captors. Story of my life.

  7. #19: One can never be truly “free” from feline domination. And they know it, too, trust me on this :-)

    On a completely different note: John, recently you recommended “Of Blood and Honey”, by Stina Leicht (sp), in one of your Big Idea posts. I ordered it immediately. Due to the subject matter, I thought my MIL (born in Ireland, raised in England) might enjoy it, so when it arrived I brought it to my inlaws’ to show it to her. She thanked me profusely, read it within a week, and now one of her sisters wants to borrow it.
    I had to explain to her that *I* hadn’t read it yet, and that I’d really just brought it over as a “you can have it when I’m done if you want it” kind of gesture.

    And hubby swore she didn’t like fantasy :-)

  8. marlanesque – Martin Kee is an author, pseudonym, gamer, husband, Redditor, cyclist, paper-modeler, reader, and musician. He is the author of A Latent Dark (2012) and BLOOM (2013) He has also written numerous short stories and contributed to dozens of video games. He is perhaps most famously known for building papercraft Eve Online ships, which continue to haunt him wherever he goes. He lives near San Francisco with his wife and their myriad of pets. He is a huge fan of technology, cats, dinosaurs, music, robots, bad science-fiction films, drum corps, humor, books, steampunk, horror, ravens, and strangeness. You can follow him on twitter @fersnerfer, or on Facebook Who runs marlanesque? That’s me, Marlan. Martin Kee is a pseudonym. You can call me Marlan if you like. Why use a pseudonym? It’s easy to remember. It shows up better on an Amazon search. It doesn’t get mispronounced or misspelled. Does that happen a lot? Only since birth. I give “Smith” as a name when I order Starbucks. After a while hearing “Grande white mocha for… Mar….Marlene? Marlane?” get’s a little old. So what are you, some kind of writer? Sure. I write text for video games mostly. I wrote an entire story for a Marathon mod called “Sons of Ludd” in the 90s. Now I write copy and content for mobile games as well as test them. That’s it? No. I write novels and short fiction. For a living? Lol… no. Oh, so you aren’t published. No I am. I’ve been in newspapers, newsletters… I published a book called A Latent Dark. It’s up on Amazon and Smashwords. I have a second novel called Bloom that should be coming out next year. Oh, so not really published. Depends on your definition. The book has been workshopped, vetted and professionally edited. Also the cover is great! It would look good on any bookshelf. It’s gotten some excellent reviews from people who have read it. Do you do anything else? I play a lot of video games. I ride a bike. I build paper models. I like making stuff. Stuff, huh? It keep me off the streets. And it beats watching TV.
    marlanesque

    I’m glad you moved the cat dish.

    Baby steps…

  9. marlanesque – Martin Kee is an author, pseudonym, gamer, husband, Redditor, cyclist, paper-modeler, reader, and musician. He is the author of A Latent Dark (2012) and BLOOM (2013) He has also written numerous short stories and contributed to dozens of video games. He is perhaps most famously known for building papercraft Eve Online ships, which continue to haunt him wherever he goes. He lives near San Francisco with his wife and their myriad of pets. He is a huge fan of technology, cats, dinosaurs, music, robots, bad science-fiction films, drum corps, humor, books, steampunk, horror, ravens, and strangeness. You can follow him on twitter @fersnerfer, or on Facebook Who runs marlanesque? That’s me, Marlan. Martin Kee is a pseudonym. You can call me Marlan if you like. Why use a pseudonym? It’s easy to remember. It shows up better on an Amazon search. It doesn’t get mispronounced or misspelled. Does that happen a lot? Only since birth. I give “Smith” as a name when I order Starbucks. After a while hearing “Grande white mocha for… Mar….Marlene? Marlane?” get’s a little old. So what are you, some kind of writer? Sure. I write text for video games mostly. I wrote an entire story for a Marathon mod called “Sons of Ludd” in the 90s. Now I write copy and content for mobile games as well as test them. That’s it? No. I write novels and short fiction. For a living? Lol… no. Oh, so you aren’t published. No I am. I’ve been in newspapers, newsletters… I published a book called A Latent Dark. It’s up on Amazon and Smashwords. I have a second novel called Bloom that should be coming out next year. Oh, so not really published. Depends on your definition. The book has been workshopped, vetted and professionally edited. Also the cover is great! It would look good on any bookshelf. It’s gotten some excellent reviews from people who have read it. Do you do anything else? I play a lot of video games. I ride a bike. I build paper models. I like making stuff. Stuff, huh? It keep me off the streets. And it beats watching TV.
    marlanesque

    Maine Coons are awesome cats BTW. You can almost make a new cat with what you get after brushing them.

  10. I think there is a flaw in your “smaller desk” theory. Now there is no room for the cats on the desk, so they have no choice but to occupy your lap.
    Its your fault really. Its unfair to blame the cats.

  11. Obviously the cats feel neglected. In need of ‘quality time’. Your work is clearly not their priority.

    Play with us, or else
    Nothing will get done around
    Here; That’s a promise

  12. Personally, I can write with two cats on my lap. Granted they only both jump on if I’m sitting in the usual position for typing, rather than reclined as you are in the picture. And combined they probably take up as much room as Lopsided Cat. The third cat is more of a detriment to typing if he needs lap time, because my wrists or the keyboard tray might touch him on occasion, which cannot be tolerated and must be punished with bloodletting.

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