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Friday, 28 August 2015

Portrait of a Mermaid by Daniel Grant Newton

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Hey friend,

Hope you've been good. I have just come back from a lovely stay at the beach, and for some reason when I'm there, my imagination runs wild.

For example, I look at the pelicans and think they absolutely must really be aliens planning an invasion.  I see two side by side and I imagine this conversation.

Pelican 1: "I cannot wait for the mothership to arrive. These humans have no intellect like ours, but they are good with rudimentary tools. They will make fantastic slaves."

Pelican 2: "Zorg, you are not seriously still talking about the invasion. It has been thousands upon thousands of years, just accept it - we have been abandoned."

Pelican 1: "That is preposterous, Gidmmel! We are the finest of the royal scouts. The king clearly feels that we must spend more time in surveillance mode."

Pelican 2: "They are not coming. The king mustn't have forgiven us for using the wrong setting when we were terraforming Mars. This mission was a ruse to punish us for our mistake."

Pelican 1: "Why not instead of being such a wet beak you continue noting the humans and looking for their weaknesses, hey? For example, look how they come and lay on the beach soaking up the sunlight. They are clearly solar powered. Block out the sun, then they all fall onto those bed things, and it is all too easy."

Pelican 2: "Maybe you are right, but it would have made sense to have invaded this planet long before they had discovered electricity and gunpowder. I'm getting impatient with this mission."

Pelican 1: "Oh look, one of the humans is going to share some of his greasy salty potato bounty, let us beat the seagulls there! Quick."

Waddle waddle... And that is pretty much what I think is going down in pelican language.

And at night, looking at the stars and the water, I can just imagine a mermaid surfacing. So I thought I'd sketch a picture of one such mermaid that I imagined agreed to be my model in the moonlight, before submerging to never be seen again.

Although the authenticity of this image is debatable: if you're gullible, then yes, this pic is actually real, and the only real portrait of a mermaid in the world... and if you're not gullible, then by real, I mean not real.

Hope you like it!

- Daniel 

'Portrait of a Mermaid' by Daniel Grant Newton

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Freaky Freaky Friday Crossover Time with Nik and Mike!! (Part 3 ... for anyone counting)

Hey there, what's wrong?

This is me, Daniel Grant Newton. And you're
currently on my blog levelling up your cool.
Why are you crying?  You're not crying? 

Then have you been cutting up onions?  Are you making a pasta?

Oh, I know why you're sad!!  You miss Freaky Freaky Fridays.  I know, me too.

But guess what?!  You can now cry the sweet tears of awesomeness because I've got the next Freaky Freaky Fridays Crossover Episode for you.  This is when our favourite and freakiest friends travel to the world of creator Pebbles, and bump into her zany characters Nik and Mike.  

Oh and because my characters come from a different comic, they look freakier than usual to Pebbles' characters and they get mistaken for aliens.  But then because they come from an alternative world, perhaps they are the aliens, asking deep existential questions like: who are we?

Actually, that question doesn't come up.  Mainly because our characters prefer to ask questions like: would an elephant who had an iron for an ear be able to hear well considering he still has one large flappy ear?

That question, although much more relevant, was too powerful to answer however.  Too powerful and bares great responsibility, just like Peter's uncle warned.  

I hope any Spiderman fans or mothers of Spiderman fans got that joke.  If not, I'll give you a clue, it's got to do with Spiderman.  No, that isn't a spider who gains the power of a man after being bitten by a radioactive baby.  That doesn't even make sense.

You don't know Spiderman?  Well, then you probably have missed the 20th and 21st Centuries, so welcome, and you've possibly also never heard of Freaky Freaky Fridays and can't just scroll down to pick up where we last left off, so...

You can read last week's episode here: http://thelastkingofshambhala.blogspot.com.au/2015/06/freaky-freaky-fridays-crossover-episode.html

Of, if you missed the first crossover episode, you can read it here and catch up to today's epic episode: http://thelastkingofshambhala.blogspot.com.au/2015/05/freaky-freaky-fridays-crossover-episode.html

Or, if you'd like to go old school and read the Freaky Freaky Fridays from the very beginning when it brought Freakiness to you every Friday... then read it here: http://thelastkingofshambhala.blogspot.com.au/2014/09/freaky-freaky-friday-episode-1-web.html

P.S. It was fantastic to work with Pebbles.  She's lots of fun and creates some funny cartoons.  You can check her out at: https://www.facebook.com/niknmike?fref=ts

I hope you enjoyed the penultimate episode of the Freaky Crossover Event.  So what will happen in the finale?  Will Selena, Thea and Friday be experimented on?  Will they be kept in an underground bunker?  Or will they get the spaceship working and escape?

Keep your eyes open for the next and final exciting crossover episode.  Oh, and subscribe above if you haven't already otherwise you'll no doubt miss it and then be labelled that one who was crying in their pasta, didn't know who Spiderman was, AND wasn't subscribed to the coolest blog in the multiverse.