Tuesday, October 31, 2006

M.I.A.

Whenever I disappear from the blogosphere for a while, it is usually for one of two reasons. Either I am off somewhere, too busy to blog, and accumulating content that will take a while to process into a proper post. Or, I am dealing with an emotionally heavy topic that will take a while to process into a proper post. This absence has been due to both reasons. Expect posts of both sorts in the near future. In the meantime, here are two lighthearted distractions...

1. Jeremy and I were discussing today how much fun it would be to give children really twisted first names with really normal nicknames. For example: Annie (short for Anarchy), Stu (short for Stupid), or Abbie (short for Abyss). In honor of Hallowe'en, I'm having a contest in the comments. Can you think of any other really good, twisted names that shorten to normal nicknames? There will be a prize for the best one! (Disclaimer: Prize may not have any monetary value.)

2. Didn't get around to making a Jack-O-Lantern this year? Carve a pumpkin online! (Hat tip to Sarah for the link.)

P.S. Haven't had enough Hallowe'en? Check out Matazone's extremely disturbing Hallowe'en animation (warning: extremely disturbing and somewhat graphic) or TwilightTreader's Hallowe'en short story (warning: mature language and subject matter).

8 comments:

jd said...

Barb..barbarian
Pete....petroleum
Pat...patriarch
Judy...adjudicator
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twilighttreader said...

Thanks muchly for the props!

Chad... Cthulhu
Helen... Hellspawn
Cate... Fornication
Polly... Necropolis
Emmy... Enema
Oddie... Bloodthirst
Anne... Cancer
Rene... Gangrene
Vivian... Vivisection
Lee... Republican

Your Mom Prints Zines said...

Phil...Necrophiliac

Phil said...

Hey! That's my name! :_(

How about:
Mort... Mortician
Gail... Galactorrhea
Dash... Haberdashery
Mike... Mycosis
Hal... Halitosis
Gary... Garroter
Bob... Bobierrite

Brian said...

Cody - Codeine
Diane - Die in a Fire
Vicky - Vicodin
Evan - Evangelist
Iggy - Ignatious (not Ignatius)
Ron - Rancor
Vic - Victim

These next two don't really fit into the competition but they would make very pretty italian-sounding names if nobody knew what they meant.

Girl - Genitalia
Boy - Fellatio

Your Mom Prints Zines said...

Ginny...Genitalia
Di...Diarrhea
Phil...Syphilis
Ray...Gonnorhea
Manny...Trichomoniasis
Titus...Hepatitis
Mitt...Vomit

Phil said...

Matt... Lachrymator

Anonymous said...

Hal...halitosis
Val....valedictorian
Nick...nickelodeon
Vic..victorious