Okay, I'm rolling out the big graphical guns today! I'll say no more for now, as there's a big CAPTAIN'S BLOG SUPPLEMENTAL about it afterwards.
Now, while there's just the two of us, may I have a word? It's okay, nobody else is reading. 30 DAYS OF ROTH is about dragging this blog towards the interwebby mainstream, but as a quirksome beast, I'm a tough sell.
So, thank you for your help getting me this far; I'd keep going regardless, but without you I'm just the fool on the hill.
Lawn Mowing Avoidance
After my run in with iDifficult's Magic Eight Ball the other day, I decide to consult a professional about my future.
I find the exotic-sounding Madame Bianca under Psychics in the Yellow Pages. Apparently she's an expert Tarot card reader. This is all new to me, and I'm genuinely intrigued, and a little excited. I'll even forego mowing the lawn.
After some explanation of how the reading of Tarot cards works and very little by way of mumbo jumbo, the pleasant gypsy seer gets going with my reading.
She turns the first card over.
The likeness is uncanny. I even own the necktie.
There's a lot of shouting. She accuses me of tampering with her cards, but I plead ignorance with a clear conscience. That would be bad form.
Seeming to calm slightly, she points out to me that The Liar was dealt to the table upside down.
I ask her if the picture being inverted is significant.
Hefting her crystal ball, she says it is.
Apparently it means I'll be getting a headache.
And do you know what?
I predict she'll be right.
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Captain's Blog - Supplemental
I had a lot of fun with the picture for today's post. It represents around four days work with PowerPoint (yes, PowerPoint) with a lot of reference to photos. All painstakingly done by hand without a safety net, and only moderate pizza.
I'll leave you to draw your own conclusions about the significance of each bit of imagery. Some relate to published tales, and some are ready for the future. Don't think too hard; this really isn't to be taken seriously.
For those of you who don't know much about tarot cards, there is no Trump 23. There is no card called The Liar. For those of you who do, I salute you. My maternal grandmother was a well-regarded medium, psychic and fortune teller. I have very little memory of her, other than I loved her very much.
Anyway, please give the picture a click (or click here). You'll see the full image, including the über-groovy keyboard, and get a good idea of why I had so much fun doing it.
See you all again soon,
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