I was thinking about homicide. And Gluck. Besides eating his victim’s brains, how else might Gluck do it?, I wondered. The thought of suffocation via tea cozy came up and gave me the giggles. Of course, I had to get it into a comic somehow and the game of clue provided some inspiration. It’s a fun topic to haiku on so why not make a game of it? Ready?!
Let’s play CLUE…in haiku!
Write about any of the characters or yourself if you wish. Who, Where, How and/or Why are the questions you can try to answer. Remember haiku is generally around 17 syllables and always 3 lines long. A good formula for the syllables is 5, 7, 5, it generally works but an extra or one less is not punishable by death. The flow is more important than the mathmatical formula and having fun with it is imperative. 🙂 Use the haiku above as a guide if you aren’t sure how they sound.
Here, I’ll start you off….
calan is to blame
she locked him in the cellar
with rabid kittens
On to GingerDead news
The wonderful Julia at www.GoreyDetails.net is carrying GingerDead Goth and Alternative greeting cards. It’s quite an honor to see my stuff on a site with such a great collection. You can shop for Edward Gorey books and merchandise as well as Neil Gaiman’s Coraline merch and stuff by Tim Burton, Gris Grimley, Madame Talbot and more. Julia has around 9 years into that site and she scouts out the weird, wonderful and macabre religiously. She carries what she loves and it shows. I recommend supporting a small business run by someone with passion over the slick corporate machines anyday. So, please keep Gorey Details in mind when you’re shopping online.
In other news, I finished the Mother’s Day greeting card. It will be up in my etsy store in the next couple of days. I’m kinda slammed right now, so as soon as I can, I’ll get it up. If you twitter – follow me. If you MySpace – stalk me. I make announcements in those places more often than here. Anyway, here’s the card design…
Lastly, I will be at Skipper’s Smokehouse for Creative Loafing’s Alchemy Fest on Sunday from 2 to 6 pm with some GingerDead merchandise and day of the dead hand painted skulls. The Jim Morey band will be playing among others (who matter less because I’m not in love with them.) 😛
In non-GingerDead related news, I’m super excited about this upcoming film: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnussus. It was written and directed by Terry Gilliam (you probably know his work – 12 Monkeys, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) about a strange traveling show (the Imaginarium) where the Dr. who made a deal with the devil has the ability to lead one into their own imagination where they can choose between dark and light. Heath Ledger was originally cast in the lead, but passed before it was completed and now Johnny Depp has been recast and is playing transformations in Ledger’s character, Tony. (I freaking love Johnny Depp!) Other actors include: Colin Farell, Jude Law and musician Tom Waits (yay!). I’m hoping this film will be as badass as it sounds.
By the way, I saw Tom Waits in another film last week. It was an interesting story and just oddball enough to keep me interested. If you do Netflix like me, check out Wristcutters: A Love Story, I seriously doubt this one is at Blockbusters…nothing good is nowadays. It’s not a depression fest, expect dark humor. The premise is cool but I’m not telling you what it is, just rent it. (Thank you Andrew, if you’re still out there, for recommending this one to me…only took me a year to get to it on my queue!)
Small Spoiler Alert – I feel compelled to add this because I went to a film once where a main character hung himself and I happened to be with a friend whose boyfriend’s brother just died that way and it was rather traumatic. The film is not gruesome or depressing in it’s whole but there is a wrist cutting scene in the beginning. If there’s a reason this would particularly disturb you, skip it or skip the very first ‘chapter’, you’ll still get the movie without that visual.
Okay, I’m out of here. Have a wonderful week and get haiku’n!