by Catriona Mills

Something Insanely Wonderful

Posted 13 September 2011 in by Catriona

… just turned up on my doorstep, and it’s making a bad day (Nick’s off for some frightening medical tests this morning, while I’ll be invigilating an exam) that much brighter.

A few weeks ago, I came across Kathleen Jennings’s blog and, particularly, her Dalek Game, where she replaces a word in a famous book title with the word “Dalek” and then draws a delightful pen-and-ink sketch of the result.

My favourite? Has to be Wuthering Daleks.

But thanks to the Wuthering Daleks page, I came across something even more delightful.

It’s right here.

Now, the Dalek of the Baskervilles? That’s brilliant. But the Flash Gordon picture made my heart sing. My love for that quotation outweighs the combined value of all the kingdoms of Mongo. Combine that with ducks (who doesn’t like ducks? Only monsters!), and you have something with which I fell in love at first sight.

So I texted Nick, and said, “Please, please find out if there’s any way we can get a print of this.” And because the artist is a woman who understands the susceptible hearts of geeks, the print landed on my doorstep this morning.

And it’s magnificent.

Right now, it’s sitting on my desk, just making me happy. But it’s going to be hung right here in the study, where I can see it as I work, and remember that we only have fourteen ducks to save to Earth.

Share your thoughts [4]

1

Kathleen wrote at Sep 19, 10:25 AM

I am so glad they arrived safely and especially that you like them!

2

Catriona wrote at Sep 20, 02:39 AM

Kathleen, I adore it! It’s absolutely delightful. Thank you so much for taking the trouble to get it to us.

3

Matt wrote at Sep 20, 05:15 AM

I printed Wuthering Daleks on the office printer and stuck it up in my cubicle at work. Nobody’s dared to ask me about it yet but I enjoy seeing people’s faces when they notice it.

4

Catriona wrote at Sep 20, 05:38 AM

If only I had more room on my walls (or more walls), I would absolutely love some of the Dalek prints. But I really, really need to stop buying pictures, because we’re at absolute capacity now (in fact, I have pictures propped up on bookcases, in front of the books). Sooner or later, the property manager is going to start questioning the number of hooks we’ve put in the walls.

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