Saturday, March 03, 2012
The Best Of Everything 100-day 100-question Star Wars Blogathon, Question 13
Despite a fine effort at Rusty to get off the starting blocks quick, it was Andrew who got the points for knowing the answer was that the Rebellion had brought the 'droids to Luke Skywalker. So Rusty gets no points but does get one of those nondescript ribbons like the kind they used to award me at wrestling matches back when I was in 4th Grade and had to be in wrestling even though I didn't like it. I never one anything, and I wasn't even good enough to get "participant," so I got a blank ribbon.
I think it was green.
Speaking of kids, I woke up this morning with a great idea for a children's book. I know it's a great idea because it came to me in my sleep as I tossed and turned all night after watching the The Thing last night on DVD, and also I've been awake for nearly 31 minutes now and I still think it's a great idea. "Inspired by nightmarish movies" and "staying power" are the hallmarks of a good children's book.
The book , which idea I will expect you not to steal, is called "B Is For Bapple," and here is how it works: It begins with A Is For Apple, and has a picture of an apple. It then goes on to say B Is For Bapple, and has a picture of a bapple. And so on, all the way to zapple.
Genius, right? I'll show them who didn't rise to the level of participant.
That's the reason for the pictures on today's post, too: The other day, on IO9, they had this article about drawings of superheroes as kids, the drawings seeming to me to be clearly inspired by Invader Zim, but still good.
So, I wondered, are there similar things for Star Wars? And of course, there are. The paintings on this post come from Josh Ferrin's Etsy store. I actually really like them. I might buy some to put up in Mr F's and Mr Bunches' room.
The only one I'm not crazy about is this:
And that's mainly because I can't tell what it is Junior Leia is supposed to have dropped, and I think it's Alderaan, which sort of transforms that image from whimsical, awww-inspiring image to "Oh my God, she dropped a world and all those people died!"
Or am I overthinking it? Either way, I just had another idea for a children's book.
Today's question, worth 11 points:
Which name of a species in the Star Wars universe was inspired by an ad-libbed line in an earlier George Lucas movie?
The standings are here.
1. You get 5 points for mentioning the Blogathon on your blog. Andrew Leon did it, so it's obviously the cool thing to do. So did Grumpy Bulldog. And Rusty Webb.
2. You get 50 points for referring someone: Here's how THAT works: you get someone else to enter the Blogathon. That person leaves a comment saying "[ your name here ] got me to enter this." Then THEY get 50 points, and YOU get 50 points -- and you can do this as often as you can find people to start taking part (and so can they!)