Monday, December 10, 2012

Cheers, Cavanaugh Blogfest!

You guys are in for a treat today! Four of my blogging buddies--Mark Koopmans, Morgan Shamy, David Powers King and Stephen Tremp--are hosting a blogfest dedicated to The Ninja Captain: Alex J. Cavanaugh. If you don't know who that is, you're either new or  have some form of amnesia, but that's okay. I'm here to help.

You see, I'm especially qualified to participate in this blogfest:

1. My nickname in college was ninja. (Don't ask.)
2. My birthday is Day of the Ninja. (December 5th.)

Cool, right? So, now that you've seen half of my resume, let's get this party started!

  Rules: 
  • Be a Follower
  • Join the Linky List
  • Post your 200 word contribution on December 10th
  • Have fun!
What do you mean, 'I can't see them'? I was being stealthy! *sigh* Okay, highlight the space between the title and this passage. 
*mutters something about invisible ink*

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 What does Alex look like  
Alex looks exactly like the clones he created to roam the blogosphere, leaving words of encouragement for fellow writers.


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 Who could play Alex in a documentary (living or dead)? 
That's easy! Douglas Sarine from the "Ask a Ninja" video series. He shares his wisdom, but never reveals his  face.

 
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 Who does Alex remind you of?  
 Alex reminds me of Joe Satriani, because he plays guitar and has a cult-like dedicated following.


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 Flash fiction using: Cavanaugh, Ninja, IWSG, Cosbolt, & Guitar.   

LOCAL AUTHOR ARRESTED
Ninja Captain, Alejandro J. Cavanaugh, was arrested Monday in connection with a string of guitar thefts along the eastern seaboard. The IWSG founder and secret Cosbolt pilot claimed to have saved up for his latest conquest, a Gibson Les Paul, but police aren't buying it.  "No one on the Internet knows what this guy looks like," an amateur detective told SYAW News. "He'd make a perfect criminal. We're almost sure it might've been him."



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 Leave a comment for Mrs. Cavanaugh, thanking her for sharing.   
Thank you for sharing Alex with us, Mrs. Cavanaugh. As you know, everybody needs a ninja...
*Musical Cue*

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Quick! Everyone describe Alex in one word. ;)
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P.S. Three things, guys: 
  1. My computer died last week. (I had to borrow $$ and get a new one. *sigh*) Anyway, don't forget to back up!
  2. I have dedicated part of my website to Release Day festivities. If you would like to sign up for one of the options, please feel free to do so at your leisure! ;)
  3. Have a great week! ♥

62 comments:

Kyra Lennon said...

Pahaha, excellent entry in the fest! Great job!

L.G. Keltner said...

This is a great entry! I love the stealthy rules!

Nas said...

... and you had Alex arrested? Good that no one can recognise him!

Victoria Smith said...

Haha! Too funny. I wish I would have heard about this blog fest. It's great and Alex is wonderful. So awesome to see him featured :D

Elise Fallson said...

LOL, this was an awesome entry! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Why thank you, Kyra! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, L.G.! I thought it would be appropriate to go stealth mode this time. ;)

Carrie Butler said...

I had Alejandro, Alex's alter ego, arrested. *grins* Thanks for stopping by, Nas!

Carrie Butler said...

You betcha! Alex is a great guy. Just don't tell him I said that. I am thoroughly enjoying the embarrassment aspect right now. ;)

Kidding!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Elise! :D

Empty Nest Insider said...

Very clever trying to arrest Alex's alter ego! Julie

michelle said...

I loved this Carrie, especially the first answer... *chuckles*

Tara Tyler said...

what awesome ninja pics & flicks!
love your alex post!

JeffO said...

Did I forget to say happy birthday? Happy birthday! Boy that Alex is a sneaky guy...

Julie Luek said...

Oh very cool disappearing ink trick and yes, awesome ninja pics from one ninja to another.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

No! Can't bust the Ninja. Must catch him first...
And what I wouldn't give for even ten percent of Joe Satriani's talent.
Thanks so much, Carrie! That was hilarious.

E.J. Wesley said...

Can this be the new Alex theme song? (re Alejandro)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNqIUb2RdGQ

:-D And there's seriously a Day of the Ninja? Shut the front door!

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

You honoured our Ninja Captain most honourably, Carrie. Bravo. And double Bravo!

Michael Pierce said...

That was a funny news article. Alejandro! I love it!

Melissa said...

Yes! Loved everything - the invisible ink, the FF, the video. Great post!!! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Don't worry. If I had more space, I would've written about how Alejandro escaped using a spoon, two paperclips, and a well-timed distraction from his followers (in the form of a flash mob). ;)

You're very welcome!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Julie! :)

lbdiamond said...

Hahaha! What a great blogfest.

Sorry about your computer!!! :(

Cassie Mae said...

Cult like, hahaha! We've all been sucked into the Ninja trance. :)

Morgan said...

Totally laughing at the crossed out "cult-like"

Hahahaha... too funny! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Michelle! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Why thank you, Tara! :D

Nancy Thompson said...

Joe Satriani! Yes, of course!! Why didn't I think of that? I love your little ninja graphics. So cute!

Lydia Kang said...

Generous. That would be my word. :)

Steelerlady2379 said...

Well I am new! But I can tell you that Dec. 5th is also my moms birthday! Happy Be-lated birthday!
Happy reading and writing*
Teresa
morris1963tess@yahoo.com

Emily R. King said...

Ha! All of your answers made me smile. Nice, Carrie.

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Jeff! :) Sneaky, indeed...

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Julie! I appreciate it. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Hah! Yes, yes it could. And I nominate you to sing it for us! ;)

There is! It's been going on since, like, 2005. Good stuff, I tell you!

Carrie Butler said...

Why thank you, Joylene! :D

Susan Roebuck said...

Hi! Dropping in from the blog fest. This was a great post. It's true - no-one knows what he looks like :-)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Michael! :D

Lynda R Young said...

Lol at your invisible ink!

jamieayres.com said...

Hahaha, loved this entry! I think it's the basis for a wonderful elementary chapter book:-) Cheers!!

Jeff Hargett said...

Busted out laughing as soon as I read he was arrested. Good choice in the Ninja tune/video. Great job!

Leigh Covington said...

HA! Love it Carrie! So brilliant!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Melissa!! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Laura! :)

Oh my goodness. Last week was awful. I was balancing both careers on that machine, and then it was... gone. *shudder*

Carrie Butler said...

Heck yeah! We need to do something with all of this collective energy. Writer flash mob, anyone? ;)

Carrie Butler said...

*Grins* Thanks, Morgan!!

Carrie Butler said...

I love Satriani! Oo, that's what we can do. CROWD CHANT!

Thanks, Nancy! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Good call, Lydia! :) I agree!

Carrie Butler said...

How cool! :) Thank you, Teresa, and Happy (belated) Birthday to your mom! Did you know we also share that date with Walt Disney?

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Empress King! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Hello, Susan! It's nice to 'meet' you. :D

Carrie Butler said...

I can be sneaky, too... ;)

Carrie Butler said...

Oh my goodness. Hopefully a chapter book written by someone other than me. I can't be responsible for shaping young minds! LOL

Thanks, Jamie!

Carrie Butler said...

I'm glad to hear it, Jeff! :D Thank you!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Leigh! :D

David P. King said...

Bwahahaha! That video was perfect, mostly because it describes Alex's dependable nature to a T. Awesome, Carrie. Thanks for participate'n! :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Love the story!!!

Carrie Butler said...

Glad you liked it, David! :D Thank you!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Tyrean! :D

JJ said...

Alex Fest - Cheers!

Carrie Butler said...

Welcome, JJ! :D

Kimberly Gabriel said...

Cult-like cracked me up! So did the Ninja pics ;)

Carrie Butler said...

*Grins* Thanks, Kimberly!