“What’s that smell?” asked Sally. “Burning plastic,” replied Lily. “The keyboards melting!” cried Sally. “Darn,” grumbled Lily, watching the keys melt together. “You must have hit a firewall,” moaned Sally.
Playing with colours for #Colour_Collective. The colour is a super light mint green. Using that against a black background looks awful, so we got creative with a colour wheel. I drew this character for a horror story, Tapdancers Dilemma. I think she still looks fearful in purple with minty wings.
“It looks like she’s angered a lot of people on the Internet,” said Sally. “It seems that way,” said Lily. “Just look at her Twitter profile.” “My word her spelling and grammar is awful,” noticed Sally. “Oh, I hate spelling mistakes on social media,” moaned Lily. “Me too,” replied Sally. “You mix up two letters and your tweet is urined.” | humor | art | fiction | short story |
“It looks like she was planning a skydiving trip,” observed Lily. “I’m too scared to go skydiving,” said Sally. “Worried about the parachute not opening?” asked Lily. “Definitely!” replied Sally. “Well if it ever happens,” said Lily, “you’ll have the rest of your life to fix it.” | art | fiction | short story | humor |
“She’s got a few diet subscriptions service emails,” noticed Lily. “I tried the almond diet recently,” said Sally. “Oh, aye?” replied Lily. “How did that work out?” “Eh,” moaned Sally. “It was nuts.” “Sally, don’t make diet jokes,” sighed Lily. “Sorry ma’am,” said Sally. “It was in poor taste.”
“Let’s check her emails,” said Lily. “What’s that one?” asked Sally. “Household complaints,” replied Lily. “Looks like one of her neighbours has been playing loud music.” “Oh, I had that,” moaned Sally. “Some bugger playing Lionel Ritchie at max volume.” “I like Lionel,” said Lily. “So do I,” sighed Sally. “But it was all night long…”
“Here we go,” said Lily. “My word, that’s a lot of shopping websites in her history,” noticed Sally. “Looking at her wish list,” said Lily, “I think she’s trying to build a model of Mt Everest.” “To scale?” asked Sally. “Nah, just to look at,” replied Lily.
Introducing Leo for this weeks #Colour_Collective. Funny thing, based Leo on the Siamese kitties from a few weeks back. Had a look at some lion photos and noticed how much their ears resemble teddy bears. I had to scale back on the pointy-ness, and of course, give him green eyes. I like the look of him in the portrait shot, but zoomed out with the whole body, I ain’t keen. The mane looks too much like a dodgy beard.
“Is the anti-virus up to date?” asked Sally. “It seems so,” said Lily. “Gotta be careful about computer viruses ma’am,” said Sally. “I know,” replied Lily. “I once had a virus on my desktop PC.” “What was the cure?” asked Sally. “An 80’s goth rock band,” replied Lily. “But that’s not important right now.”
Another nameless Fear. We’ll define her by her role for the time being. Visually she reminds me of a bedraggled pigeon. Her feathers separated. The head-gear looks like a Celtic shamans headdress. She’s our lady for this weeks #Colour_Collective on Twatter.
Introducing Sixed for this weeks #Colour_Collective. Oh lord, they’re back to the pinks! I believe I doodled her thinking of scrap metal monsters. Rusted and soiled. Mechanical arms gathering engine parts and repairing herself on the fly.
“I’m in,” announced Lily as the laptop pinged to life. “We should check her browsing history too, ma’am,” said Sally. “If there are any snake websites we’d know the hissy little git was hers.” “Good thinking, Sally,” said Lilly. “Hmm, it doesn’t want to load any web pages.” “Have you tried disabling cookies?” asked Sally. “Well, I once bit the legs of a gingerbread man,” replied Lily.
“Let me have a look,” said Lily, taking control of the laptop. “Do you have a background in tech?” asked Sally. “I once built an automated robot,” replied Lily. “It would talk about the weather while delivering small objects to friends and family.” “Oh wow,” gasped Sally. “Sounds impressive!” “Eh, I had to turn it off in the end,” grumbled Lily. “It would drone on and on.”