Thursday, October 18, 2012

Almost Famous - Thanks ABFTS

This video and it's lyrics are offensive
Many of you know I have an ongoing "feud" with WorkingDan and the evil Cat from Rhymetime.  They have both taken to referring to me as "one-eye" (the cat even throws in "old" since he's wretchedly evil) because when I first began blogging a year and a half ago, I had the below avatar:
source: unknown

My dear friend, Anne, came to my rescue and created an Elven Princess which proved I have two eyes but that wasn't enough to keep the "one-eye" comments at bay.  Still, they happen post after post, comment after comment. Each went so far to draw a caricature of me with one eye.
Evil cat's drawing of me
Dan's drawing of me with my turtle that he has since turned to soup!

It was time to call in the big guns.  I have no skills at drawing myself but I know a gentleman who does, Bryan over at A Beer For The Shower.  I sent him an encrypted file with my picture and he promised never to reveal my identity. Never.  We did a secret handshake, complete with blood exchange and promise of his first born in case of a breach (which he may not be aware of) and my only request was that he emphasized my two beautiful, brown eyes.  Two.

I'd say Bryan fulfilled my request, he even added my turtle.  I'm traveling at G-Force he said.  I was laughing so hard when I received this in my email, tears were running out of my two beautiful, brown eyes.  He promised no one would be able identify me...I think he's right.

Thank you, Bryan!!
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I will be on and off Blogger today.  I have been lucky enough to have to replace my entire HVAC unit (yea!) and the power will be cut off at some point today.

94 comments:

  1. I love the way you get called the "one eyed one," because of your profile photo, Pat is awesome and really makes me laugh, throwing old in though is pretty bold. I can never work out who the winner in this feud is haha, I love both sides, the new drawing is awesome though, I've really got to check out a Beer For the Shower now.

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    1. I think they both know it's okay to joke around with me. I don't get offended easily and it's all if fun. Pat is always telling me I'm whiney in his poems, Dan is always telling me I whine about Migraines - and this is just another thing they tease me about; my stolen one eye avatar.

      Trust me, you'll love ABFTS - they are hilarious!

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    1. I was thinking I'd get a more Jessica Rabbit like drawing...but this is even better!! LMAO

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  3. I got a lovely laugh out of the turtle too. I'd like to see Dan turn that in to Turtle Soup! I didn't know the origin of the one eye thing. I was wondering about that. Unless I did mention it. Terrible memory you know. It was pretty awesome of Bryan to do that too. I love those guys. I would ask them for a caricature but I already have one from Bersercules, complete with pony.

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    1. Dan can't touch this one - it's bought and paid for with Kickstarter money LOL I donated to their cause and this is my drawing. Well worth it!!

      Yeah, this is the history of the one eye. Then one day, Pat threw in "old" because he mentioned it in passing on his blog and I got pissed. I should have known better LOL

      I don't recall seeing your caricature with the pony? Or do I? I'm trying to picture your blog in my head and I remember seeing your Little Pony guys...but not a caricature. Hmmm.

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    2. Oh sure, get a super sonic turtle so you can run from me! lol

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  4. I love it!!! I esp. like the speed lines!! Thank you for explaining your prior cyclops look too! lol

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    1. I can only hope it's prior but something tells me my cyclops look is here to stay. LOL

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    2. Damn straight! Once a cyclops always a cyclops!

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    3. From you two, it's an honor =)

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  5. not sure this was a good deal, sister Elsie :))) You actually look better with one eye than in that picture of a crazy lady riding a turtle :PPPP He didn't even gave you big boobs on that one :PP

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    1. I know, right! I was laughing so hard my daughter came in and I showed her and she said where are your boobs? I explained the G-Force was smooshing them back =PPP

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    2. demand your money back and pay some professional mobsters to take revenge on your enemies :)

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    3. Even I gave you tits...complete with the subtle hint of nipples!

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    4. And the cat had you doing push ups to stay in shape too, see even with one eye we are thinking of you.

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    5. I thought of threatening the two of them with the mob but didn't want to be accused of being to violent so I haven't done it just yet...just alluded to it. =P

      Yeah, Dan, I noticed the hint of nipples but never quite knew how to bring the subject up with you LMAO

      Um, yeah, the cat has me so broad shouldered, I could park a semi up there!

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    6. All my girls have nipples...that's what makes them human. Just look at Anne, fully exposed!

      But then again, you are a cyclops which may not qualify you for being human! Would you like a third nipple to even things out?

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    7. hahaha a third nipple will surely even things out, that's a great idea.

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    8. Look at you two, scheming and plotting....typical men!

      You're only saying I'm not human so you don't feel so bad for partaking in eating some of the soup the cat the served up the other day.

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    9. See, that's why I don't draw people with big boobs unless they ask for them specifically. Elsie asks for a picture of her with 2 eyes - I give her a picture of her with Pam Anderson's knockers busting out of her shirt - and then suddenly I'm the sexist asshole. :)

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    10. Hey, if you wanna to do one with me with a rockin' body (not with three boobs and three nipples) I won't complain! I'm kidding, of course! I love my picture. Especially because you included my turtle without me even asking and now I've been using him as a secret weapon - so awesome!!!

      You're not a sexist asshole. No one I associate with here is an asshole...well, the cat borders on it from time to time. Come to think of it, Dan just made my turtle into soup and the cat did just make cyclops soup. Let me rethink that statement.

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  6. That is great!

    I'm still partial to the singular eye avatar though. :)

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    1. That eye is super sexy but one day that person I took it from is going to find me and hunt me down. LOL

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  7. Love this last Elsie anyway you are beauty with one eye or two eyes LOL and the cat is devil you know still Im buried:(

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    1. Pfft still stuck on being buried in the dirt? hahaha

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    2. awwww, thank you, Gloria! I know, the cat is so evil to you and me both! Tormenting you like that, how dare he!

      Pfft to you cat!

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  8. Magnificent artwork! I bet there will be no more one-eyed comments from now on. They'll all be bug-eyed comments from here on in!

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    1. P.S. You must make this your new avatar, of course.

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    2. I agree, he did a fantastic job! I'm thinking there will now be a mixture of one-eye, bug-eye, and now I see Pat is calling me saggy face now - great! LMAO!

      I could be bold and make this my new avi but I'd miss my beach so much!

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  9. LOL You tell them, Elsie!!! I knew the whole time that you had 2 eyes. I just knew it!!! Don't let those big bullies get the best of you ;)

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    1. They don't seem very deterred, Jax - it seems to have made things worse, just as I suspected it might LOL

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  10. I still think that was the sexiest "one-eye" I had ever seen.
    I wouldn't care if its twin was glass. Or a gumball.

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    1. I agree, it's super sexy! It does make you wonder what that other eye is though. Mmmm, gum ball....

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  11. Be glad he drew you with 2 eyes...I didn't have any eyes when I had my 15 minutes of fame!

    But you should be careful...it looks like that turtle is going so fast it will blow your eyes out! Maybe we should start calling you "old bug eyes" lol

    I'm afraid you have dug a deeper hole for yourself now, Elsie! One eye, 2 eyes, turtle, no turtle...doesn't matter. We are just going to pick on you even more! lol

    And Eminem? Please! That creepy clown couldn't scare me off, what makes you think I will be deterred by some kick ass white boy spewing out profanities?

    I just might take this battle elsewhere. Somewhere dangerous, where lives could be lost! I think you know where....

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    1. I was very specific about the two eyes. Perhaps I should have requested boobies too. LOL

      My eyes aren't bug-eyed, they are enhanced by their pure beauty. And, check out my turtle! He's got goggles!

      And, as for Eminem, I love him! He is so hilarious and can throw together some kick ass rap. That white boy can rhyme. I told you my taste in music is all over the place LMAO

      Now....if this battle is going to someplace dangerous....does that mean I can really go for the mafia lines and not fear a law suit or police knocking on my door? LMAO!!! I've been wanting to because of my book but have only been alluding to it because I didn't want you to think I was really "going there".

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    2. I love Eminem...it seems both our tastes in music is all over the place! Such eerie similarities! lol

      Good thing that turtle has goggles, for protective purposes of course. We wouldn't want to see a cyclops turtle now would we? ***devises evil plan***

      The dangerous place I speak of is my book and shit is getting serious. It has gone from a comic strip to a humor story to downright serious, full fledged novel! So remember, the fate of you soupy turtle is in my hands! muwahaha!

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    3. Are you serious? You love Eminem too? I love when he talks about squeezing a penny so hard Lincoln screams - love that line!

      Dammit, Dan! Leave my poor little turtle alone. I'm gonna have to start having my goombahs come and start tearing down your Wall of Shame and you don't want that do you?

      I love your book is turning into a novel - go you!! That is awesome!! So very exciting to hear, Dan. Are you omitting the cartoons and only writing a novel or keeping the cartoons in it?

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    4. I think I might keep a few illustrations but my focus is on the writing. Those pics really slow me down. I'm no ABFTS and can't whip out the drawings like they can. Anyone can doodle, but not everyone can write a story and that's what I need to prove to myself and everyone else... (hopefully some publisher lurking in the shadows)

      People do love those cartoons though, so yeah, a few pics won't hurt!

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    5. I don't know how you guys do it. I can't even figure out how to get writing on a picture, I'm that dumb.

      Writing a story does fill me with a sense of pride too. It's so fulfilling. Getting it published is a whole nother ball game that I haven't allowed myself to think about just yet. Hell, I can barely think about each chapter until I sit down to write it LOL

      I love your cartoons. Especially the GoT series.

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    6. Every computer has a paint program. Open up paint by clicking start, go to programs and find paint. From there you can open up any pic you have in your computer and add text or draw on it. Give it a try sometime! Quite fun and relatively easy. I'm no artist but managed to draw up something entertaining.

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    7. Hmmm, I guess I can give it a try. Sounds like work though and with me so busy, oh, right, I'm not working....I'll have to check it for real. Thanks, Dan!

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  12. Wait, didn't I see you at the grocery store this morning?

    Ha! That's hilarious. Two-eyed you on a turtle. Those G forces are better than a facelift. :PP

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    1. sssshhh!!! I may or may not have been there this morning. I parked my turtle out front...LOL

      The G-Forces are great until the wind stops, then not so much... ha ha ha

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  13. LMAO well the cat just has to say that he will never change the old one eye at his bay. But you know I could now go with saggy face over at my place. With all the skin being pulled back from the turtle ride when you stop it will slouch down either side. I kind of like that too, old saggy face hahahahahahaha thanks for another new nickname for you. But yeah always in good fun and we know you can take it and dish it back out under our sun. Or at least whine and hurts the cat's ears. Speaking of which old saggy face yours are rather large as your turtle shifts gears haha

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    1. Oh and by the way tomorrow the cat has some fun with one eyes of all kinds at his bay haha

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    2. As soon as I saw this picture, I knew the moment I posted it I'd be opening myself up for a round of a whole new set of nicknames from you and Dan. Although, saggy face didn't occur to me! I won't rattle off the ones that did, lest they stick.

      It's all in fun, that's what blogging is all about. Time to bring the fun back!!

      I'm heading over to your bay now.

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    3. It seems we are synced in time...I'm following you to see the action live!

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    4. Yeah, and now I've seen what the evil cat has done to me!!! Gah!!

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    5. You poor thing! It seem we have nothing better to do or no one else to pick on! But you love it and you know it! You said so yourself...we're bringing the fun back!

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    6. Yeah nothing better to do or old one eye is just so special to pick on. Saggy face may come into play, but old one eye will always prevail at my bay haha. Evil the cat can be and more will come also at my sea.

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    7. Alright, fine. Here it is in writing boys:

      I might of, kinda, sorta, enjoy "one-eye" remarks

      Because, yes, it does bring the fun back to blogging. But, Cat - now you're in my sights....

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    8. Uh oh, cat! Look out, she has you in her sights! So she thinks anyway...she can't see too good only having one eye and all! I bet she mistakes her turtle for a cat and destroys her own!

      Sooner or later the one eye remarks will get old...which is why we go to the third nipple to keep poking fun at poor Elsie!

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    9. The cat is in my sights for sure. It will be a short story me thinks. Now that you've told me how do work with pictures, maybe I can play around with that a bit too! ha ha ha!!

      Great, three nips, just what I always wanted....

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    10. I can't wait to draw that one up! lol

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    11. Oh geez, what have I started....can they at least be big boobies?

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    12. hahaha the cat can't draw a lick but he has found a place where things can be made rather slick. A bit limited I suppose, but he can make them work to curl ones toes. Just wait, until they all come due at a future date.

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    13. Oh no, more torment is due to come my way? That's okay - I have a tale I thought of yesterday.

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  14. I love it! I totally needed the smile today too!!

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    1. I'm so glad I was able to provide it, Mel. =)

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    1. He did an awesome job. I wish I had an ounce of his talent. Kinda like yours.

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  16. Man, I wish I could get a supersonic turtle.

    I don't know how this feud is going to end, but I imagine it's going to be on a rooftop, in the rain, at night. Elsie is pointing a gun at Dan and Evil Cat, trying to decide which one should live and which one should die. They will plead for their lives and try and implicate the other.

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    1. I wish I could get a supersonic turtle too, Addman. Traffic would be such a breeze! Tourist season would be such a snap! Snapping turtle...I feel a brainstorm coming on so I'll stop myself here. ha ha ha

      This feud is becoming more and more complicated. It started out quite simple and it keeps growing and now the two of them are ganging up on poor innocent little me and then Dan brought my little turtle into it. Quite unfair really. Two against one - a gun may be necessary at some point and bringing them to a rooftop at night is a good idea. I may have to avoid the rain though, it makes my hair frizz. I could totally see them blaming each other!!!

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    2. Maverick is super sonic...be there in 60 seconds!

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    3. I'm ashamed to say, despite hubby being prior USAF, I had to ask who Maverick was.

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    4. Are you telling me you have never seen Top Gun? Have you been living under a rock?

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    5. Of course I saw it, when it came out over 25 years ago!! How can I remember who's who?

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  17. No no no. That evil cat needs a good talking to. LOL I love the picture of you on the turtle but I think you are alot prettier than that.

    Love,
    Meemaw

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    1. *sigh* Meemaw...you should see what he's done on his blog. He's turned my old avatar into cyclops soup. The feud has just been stepped up yet another notch. The cat is pure evil. LOL

      Hugs!! xoxoxo

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    2. hahaha another notch you say, bring it on!

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    3. Trust me, I will. I've got some ideas "brewing"....

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  18. Your one eye is pretty. Find us the other please. xo

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    1. I wonder if she is real...or photoshopped??

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  19. That is a nice drawing of you...I think you are lucky to have blogger friends who can make you laugh and have fun, without offending you. Their drawings of you, including the one from Anne, means you are special to them...Wishing you a happy weekend ~

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    1. Heaven, truer words have never been spoken. I am blessed to have found such wonderful blogger friends, yourself included. Every single one of you who come to my blog touch my heart in your own unique way. You used my difficult story as inspiration for a poem, Anne made me a warrior, Dan and Pat use my old avi to tease me relentlessly - now that's friendship and with friends like Dan and Pat, who needs enemies? =)

      Have a beautiful weekend!!

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  20. AHAHA that's great!!! No really, I laughed, and I'm not even in on the joke lol

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    1. You're not in on the joke *yet*, D4, keyword being yet...who knows what will happen in the next few months with Dan and Pat...they are unpredictable =)

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    2. Sounds like an invitation to put be on the Wall of Shame!

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    3. You'd put D4 on the wall?????? What an honor for him!!!!

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    1. I used to think the same thing, Haddock.

      Thanks for stopping by!!

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  22. I was always wondering why Dan had that picture of you with one eye. Now I understand!!

    Love Bryan's drawing. That's awesome! And it has two eyes, how lovely :) He drew a picture of my dog for me a while ago, which I adore. He's talented, not just in his drawing ability, but for the fact that he can make a simple drawing funny!

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    1. Cause he's Über mean and hateful!

      No, this is why - it's all part our ball busting history together, a mutual respect and understanding for each other and having been through the same type of things in our lives.

      Bryan did a hilarious job with my drawing - more ammunition for my blogger buddies. I wish I had just an ounce of his ability. How cool, he drew your dog!

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  23. The evolution of your pictures is what's so hilarious!

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    1. They keep getting more and more interesting!

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  24. Wow Bryan's drawing of you is just so awesome I didn't click that it was your turtle that was turned into soup how cool I mean cruel was that........

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    1. I know right, Dan is so mean to me, Jo-Anne! I can only imagine what's next!!

      Cool...cruel...uh huh LOL

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  25. They promised to do these for everyone who gave to the kickstarter and I think you're the only one they kept the promise to. Congratulations!

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    1. I think we were supposed to email them what we wanted and it took me this long to finally think of something LOL =)

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    2. Yes, Anne, we mentioned that if you wanted a drawing for donating you just had to e-mail us what you wanted drawn. I'm not a mind reader, so I can't guess what someone wants me to draw. And I did a ton of drawings for other people - 14 total. Whew!

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  26. I'm late to the party but I'm glad you enjoyed the drawing and I hope your rocket turtle serves you well. If they can't catch you, they can't turn you into soup.

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    1. And what a party it was, Bryan! I'm still cleaning up the mess! Dan peed off my deck and everything LOL

      My rocket, snapping turtle is serving me well and will be brought into future tales. Thank you so much!

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