The Best Fan Art of Me Ever, As of This Moment
Posted on February 9, 2014 Posted by John Scalzi 30 Comments
What’s that? I’m sorry, I can’t hear you over the awesomeness that is me flying on a churrocorn. Yes, when a churro and a unicorn love each other very much, this is what you get. Plus me, flying on my deliciously cinnamon-y steed.
This magnificent work of art comes to us from Natalie Metzger, who is clearly a genius. Let her know, here.
That is the most wonderful thing ever. Ever.
I would say “challenge accepted”, but that’s one epic bit of art right there.
The churrocoatl are cute as well
Oh, effing hurrah! That is WONDERFUL!!!
That looks like something that should be painted on the tank of a motorcycle.
Natalie must make frequent trips to Washington. :)
But… if you eat the churrocorn while flying, won’t you fall?
Churrocorns have magical regenerative abilities so they can re-grow the eaten portions in creepy Roald Dahl-esque fasion. And I’m all for eating the ears first. The ears are the best part of chocolate bunnies, therefore they must be the tastiest and crispiest part of the churrocorn.
Fuzzy slug is her web site? She doesn’t visit, she lives here (ie WA)
[insert emoticon indicating “laughing out of pure joy, not amusement” about here]
Though actually it’s amusing too.
And the most awesome part is that you’re riding your beast BARE-FOOTED!
Looks like a suncatcher.
Pschaw. This is clearly a churro-dragon.
Luvvit! Agree it’s more of a dragon, but where are its wings? Or is it steam-powered?
Falkor from The Neverending Story didn’t have wings, did he?
The churrocorn definitely looks like Falkor the Luckdragon to me.
“when a churro and a unicorn love each other very much”
NTTAWT, but isn’t this a family blog?
Spectacular! Now I’m going to be up all night figuring out how knit a Churrocorn of my very won.
Seconding Sooz, where are the wings? The churrocorns in the background have them. Did you eat the wings, John? Did you eat the wings?
Blowing cinammon sparkle smoke out of the horn…does that make it a “Chur-Chur” train?
Stringmonkey: I’m no amigurumi crafter, but what comes to my mind is slipped-stitch ribbing (heel stitch?) done as a large I-cord with doubled yarn for the body, and then similar with single yarn and smaller needles for the limbs and horn (or multi-ply for body and single-ply for limbs). Possibly with a pipe cleaner threaded through the body.
I would just note a churro is a form of cactus http://ericbrody.zenfolio.com/p307023526/h39280F45#h39280f45 (I have several in my yard), and a breed of Navajo sheep which are very hardy and will kill coyotes that attack the flock.
One may assume the artist meant to use the pastry, because the cactus spines are tedious to draw. The rider would not be joyful. Also, while the sheep are very fast (trust me…) they are difficult to ride and do not look like a dragon (although the rams can have 4 horns).
“Chur-Chur train”? I am running outside holding my nose. I shall return…
Forgot the sheep link: http://www.navajo-churrosheep.com/
“Behold, a pale churro! And its rider’s name was Scalzi, and Bacon followed him.”
If you ride a churrocorn while sitting on its wings, is it one of those cartoony things where you don’t start falling until you realize what you’ve done?
Robin, you are a bad influence. I admire that.
Amazing indeed. Though I can’t help but notice the color of your shirt. Is there a safety harness on that beast of deep fried cinnamon deliciousness?