Monday, December 10, 2012

Cheers! Cavanaugh Blogfest - Dec 10 - 12

 
 
 

Welcome to an alternate universe of Alex J. Cavanaugh, where anything is possible. . .

 
Flash fiction:  Trouble at the Black Hole Cafe
 

Alex J. Cavanaugh, the Ninja starship pilot, hung his Gibson guitar in the locker of the silver Cosbolt, before strapping himself in the First Pilot position. After the IWSG meeting, he borrowed the flyer to teleport to The Black Hole Café. I’ll be on time, no problem. Byron trained me to do this jump.

At The Black Hole, a little-known literary café in the Carolinas, characters and authors rendez-vous in an Overlap Gap, but their time is limited. Athee said she would be there, she wanted to talk to Alex about Byron. It’s going to be strange meeting her, she looks like my wife.
To be cont. . .


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Alex called this, "The Day the Ninja Died blogfest", but I think not. He'll enjoy the various ways we imagine Alex J. Cavanaugh, and learn how much we appreciate his support. Cheers!

FOUR Hosts:

These are the minds that came up with the toast/roast for Capt'n Alex: Mark “The Madman” Koopman, ”Marvelous” Morgan Shamy, Stephen “Breakthrough” Tremp, David “Kingpin” Powers King. The originators of this blogfest want to know how many variations we can offer for the following questions. Don't miss the BONUS points for a comment to Mrs. Cavanaugh.

Questions: (I did this part interview style)

1) What does Alex look like?

DG: Alex looks like Byron in Cassastar. A 40-something male humanoid, with dark hair, clean shaven. He may wear glasses.


2) Who could play Alex in a documentary? (Living or dead.)

DG: Tom Cruise, or maybe Kevin Bacon. Depends on hair colour.


3) Who does Alex remind you of?

DG: Data. (Next Generation?). Hence, the ability to reach massive numbers of bloggers and comment on their posts, a feat few accomplish.

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To: Mrs. Cavanaugh

We’ve heard hints about you, the woman behind the man, an enigma like Alex. Now, after reading book 2, I wonder if Athee’s attributes reflect those of a beloved wife. BTW, we're glad you're understanding.

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Visit as many participants as you can from the linky list, but first:

How long have you known Alex? If he's new to you, be sure to check out the Captain's blog.
Please leave a comment here to mention the blogfest, so I can visit back. Thanks for stopping by.

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Alex's post re the blogfest (aka, the Day the Ninja Died)


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Sorry if the font shows incorrectly, let me know.  Thanks.

59 comments:

  1. That is wonderful, DG! I might look a little like Byron (I wear contacts) and my wife might look a little like Athee.
    And cool, I'd be one degree from Kevin Bacon!
    Thanks SO much, DG. I really appreciate this.

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    1. The guest of honour! Hi Alex, and I'm glad you like it. Never thought about those degrees from Kevin Bacon. . .

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  2. Cheers, Alex!

    That would be cool to go to a literary cafe and meet your characters. :)

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    1. That would be cool. It could be one of those places that's only appears to be in one place.

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  3. You're leaving the story off there?!?!?!

    Great cliff hanger. :D

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    1. It makes you imagine various scenarios. . .thanks for dropping by.

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  4. I think I'd go for Kevin Bacon. I used to know Alex back in the day of that first A to Z Challenge, but then I guess he fell off into space somewhere. I did just visit him again and I'm glad that several of my blogger friends are doing this challenge. It's fun to read the different takes on this one man.

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    1. Nice to see you here, Inger! The guy next door with the sexy smile, that's Kevin.

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  5. Could I visit the flash fiction cafe? Kevin Bacon? I'm onboard with that.

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    1. I'll take reservations once I figure out how to do that. And book Kevin.

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  6. I think I've been to that little-known literary café in the Carolinas. Not sure I saw Alex there though. He's got that teleporting thing down pat.

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    1. He might have seen you first, Jeff. Thanks for dropping by.

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  7. All the "Gaps" in the Carolinas...love that connection. Very good story and answers.

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    1. Glad you liked it, and thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Totally geeky :) I'll be looking for the sequel.

    ........dhole

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    1. I'll work on it. . .after the holidays. Geeky can be good.

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  9. I wouldn't be surprised if Alex has a Bacon number. And the Black Hole literary café sounds like a very interesting place, looking forward to part II. (:

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    1. Part 2 - could be when the missus shows us to join Alex, and sees him talking to someone who looks like her. Hmmm.

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  10. Hmm you have an interesting point about Alex and his wife resembling his characters. Some authors do tend to do that. :-)

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    1. I didn't have a lot of clues to go on. So might as well have fun with it.

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  11. You might be on to something with Data...

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    1. Yes, he must have secret help we don't know about. Or perhaps he's built his own cyborg?

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  12. Beautiful post! Alex does so much for our community. BTW, your FF was brilliant!

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    1. Thanks, Kittie. Yes, Alex is a guy who tries to help us all. I like his characters, too.

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  13. Nice tribute, D.G. I'm dying to win the picture prize...but I've read so many good entries (like this one) that I don't stand a chance...sigh.

    Tina @ Life is Good
    http://kmdlifeisgood.blogspot.com/

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    1. It was fun to go crazy imagining Alex's universe! Thanks for the nice words.

      I think listening to his music would be nice, too.

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  14. Nice tribute!!! I like the Black Hole Cafe touch!

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    1. Thanks. The name could indicate what happens -

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  15. I was also wondering if Mrs. Cavanaugh looks like Athee, and now we know there's some resemblance. It's a great story, DG. I hope you really do continue it. I want to know what happens next.

    xoRobyn

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    1. I don't normally do fan fiction, this is Alex's universe. But I like the idea of an 'overlap gap'.

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  16. Kevin Bacon - who doesn't want to be Kevin Bacon? LOL! Awesome tribute to the ninja capt'n. Thanks for participating! :)

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    1. I think Kevin Bacon would be a lot more fun than Tom Cruise, but I could be wrong. This is a fun fest, more toast than roast.

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  17. I've heard on a few blogs Alex would look like Data. Maybe he is and Alex was moonlighting as an actor.

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    1. Who wouldn't want a chance at being in a Star Trek episode?

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  18. Nice entry. I especially like your flash fiction. Alex certainly does rock!

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    1. Thanks! But only the winner gets to hear his music (or winners).

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  19. I vote for Kevin Bacon, but I adore KB and am not a big fan of TC. And Data, yes, that explains so much!

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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    1. I understand, Kevin has my vote too. But we don't know if Alex is dark or light haired. . .

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  20. Nice tribute D.G. Thanks for stopping by. I added the fiction and a song by Mr. Clapton.

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    1. I'll be by to check it out! A song by Eric is always nice.

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  21. Loved the flash! Wouldn't it be great for everyone to meet up in the "Black Hole Cafe?" :)

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  22. Alex does remind me of Data. Good comparison!

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  23. This is a great entry, I've really enjoyed reading all these.
    There's an award for you on my blog :)

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    1. Thanks, Laura, I appreciate it, but see the tab at the top of the page re - tags and awards.

      I will stop by your blog to check it out, however.

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  24. hmmm i am kinda out of my element here--think i came in the middle haha--but i would watch anything with kevin bacon in it ;)

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  25. I love your flash title, and the story, as well. You are probably right about what he looks like, oh, and that he's AI like Data. Good call :) Cool to meet you. I live in Bellingham, so you might come here shopping sometimes, LOL, I almost feel like I live in Canada!

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    1. We have done that Bellingham shopping on occasion. There's not a lot of difference between Washington and BC - just a border.

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  26. hehe I liked your story. And yes, Alex is a bit like Data, but more human.

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    1. I'd like to be a bit more like Data, too. Thanks for the follow, Lynda!

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  27. Hi DG, I absolutely love your descriptions of Alex, they are some of my faves. And I had to follow you because of Paris. It is the dream of my soul and I am hoping to finally visit there in 2014. That's where I would most love to celebrate my birthday.

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    1. We went for our anniversary. Had a great time (see posts). I researched well before I went. Thanks for following and Welcome!

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  28. Okay, I just glanced at your Paris posts because I have no time tonight or rather this morning LOL, but I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in love!

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    1. That makes me happy if you're referring to the Paris posts. I also did Paris Etc for the A to Z challenge. We plan to go back again too, Paris was very nice to us.

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  29. Missed coming here during the blogfest for Alex, but glad I came today. Fun post, and I really enjoyed your bit of flash fiction.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. Hope you enjoyed my free story.

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