Monday, December 10, 2012

Cheers Cavanaugh Alexfest!!!


Thanks Mark Koopmans, David Powers King, Morgan Shamy, and Stephen Tremp  for hosting this fun Alexfest! Click HERE for the rules.

We're all curious about Alex Cavanaugh, aren't we? I mean, he's the nicest guy in the blogoverse, always supportive and encouraging, recognizing our accomplishments while humbly playing down his own. Part of his mystery (I know he's laughing at this) is that no one in blogtown knows what he looks like. BUT! The grand prize winner of this contest gets his photo - with restrictions - and the first place winner gets a signed copy of his book CassaStar!

SO, on to the questions:
1. What does Alex look like?

Alex is medium height and lean. His hair is blondish-brown, not too clean-cut but not long, either. It curls up a bit on the ends. His eyes are a warm brown.
2. Who could play Alex in a documentary (living or dead)?

Jude Law, but he'd have to practice an American accent.

Jude Law, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

3. Who does Alex remind you of?

Based on the Space Times article below, I'm going to say Jimi Hexdrix.

4. Write flash fiction using all these prompts: Cavanaugh, Ninja, IWSG, Cosbolt, Guitar.

Space Times News Release: Ninja Captain Cavanaugh hand-picked a group of faithful fans to attend his long anticipated guitar solo concert aboard the revamped Cosbolt last evening. Both fighter pilot Byron and the Cosbolt were brought out of retirement for this one time only special event.

Seventeen hundred lucky winners were flown into deep space first class amid much fanfare. The concert itself was held in Vindicarn amphitheatre, specially built using black hole accoustics. But the real hit of the night was Cavanaugh's wildly popular IWSG song. Although no longer known what the letters stand for, it is rumored to be about the writers' plight. The standing ovation could be heard as far as Venus.

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59 comments:

  1. "The standing ovation could be heard as far as Venus." <== Love that. Great answers Gwen. (:

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    1. Thanks Julie - it was fun answering the questions!

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  3. Great short tale! It's amazing how different we picture him. I love it!

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    1. Miranda, I know Alex is going to have 300 different descriptions of what he looks like, lol!

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  4. From Johnny Depp, to Christian Bale to Jude Law, Alex will end the day with a hero's applause. I love your flash fiction piece. It rings of Alex and his love of Rocking Out :-)

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    1. Angela, so many descriptions of Alex, lol. Funny how we form pictures in our minds:)

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  5. The flash fiction is awesome! And Law better practice that accent.
    Thank you so much Gwen and honored to be your friend!

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    1. Thanks Alex. I do adore Jude Law and would love to see him play you. And I'm honored to be your friend,too.

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  6. Very fun :) Loved your flash fiction!

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  7. lol, black-hole acoustics! Too funny! Great piece :)

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    1. Thanks Meradeth. I'm not normally a sci fi writer so that's about the limit to my knowledge of space, lol!

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  8. That would be one cool space trip!

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    1. Laura, it'd be a blast - did you notice the 1700 handpicked people? Yeah, all his followers!

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  9. Jude Law in space. That would be a space trip worth the space training!

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  10. I totally agree that the standing ovation could be heard from Venus! Love it. Fantastic tribute. :D

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    1. Thanks Morgan - I just had to fit in the sci fi aspect:)

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  11. Super tribute to Alex! Enjoyed your flash fic. :)

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    1. Thanks Candilynn. There are a ton of awesome tributes to Alex out in the blogosphere today.

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  12. Very creative flash fiction! Loved it!

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    1. Thanks Nancy - a lot of creative Alex posts today:)

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  13. Heard from Venus...creative thought and great visual.

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    1. M.L., haha, did he shake the planet or what?

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  14. A guitar solo concert + black hole acoustics = awesome sound!
    Great concept!

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    1. Thanks Michelle - an awesome concert, huh?

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  15. Coo ! Jude Law, that would go down very well thank you. Sounds like a fantastic concert and I'd love to hear the IWSG song (will it be very miserable?) Great post

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    1. Susan, I'd watch Jude Law as Alex, for sure. And the IWSG song was uplifting!

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  16. Loved the flash fiction! And Jude Law!! great pick!

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  17. Love, Love, Love the story! Black hole acoustics sound really cool!

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    1. Tyrean, thanks so much. I thought it'd be cool, lol!

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  18. Excellent #FF! And Jude Law too. Great. :)

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    1. Mina, I have this strange obsession with Watson on Sherlock Holmes, lol! Thanks:)

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  19. Nice blend of the Sci-Fi with the music in the Flash! I'm glad I'm not Alex. I'd hate to have to choose winners from all these great entries. Very nicely done!

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    1. Thanks Jeff. Alex will have such a hard time choosing winners. I've read so many great flash fiction pieces.

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  20. I want to attend that concert! Am I invited? Who's doing the drawing for that special event? Is it Alex or you, Gwen? Because that sounds fun! I wanna hear that IWSG song so BAD! Cheers Alex!

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    1. Livia, you're invited - we all are. We just have to put our imaginations together to make it work:)

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  21. Man this was great. A wonderful article, and I too want to enter the drawing :)

    ........dhole

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    1. Donna, anyone who comments is in the drawing, lol!

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  22. awesome! and jude law is my fave!

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    1. Tara, Jude Law is hunk-worthy, for sure!

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    1. Jennie, yeah, I'm pretty sure he'll be playing Alex in the movie:)

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  24. Great job! What fun it would be to hear that IWSG song!

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    1. Kittie, thanks. Alex is a musician, he'll have to write it for us soon.

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  25. I'm so glad you recorded that news broadcast, otherwise I would have missed it. Awesome tribute, Gwen, and thank you for participating! :)

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    1. David, I didn't want anyone to miss out on the news release. Because Alex is very news-worthy, right?

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  26. Great flash fiction! Love how you incorporated Vindicarn and Byron as well. Jude Law is another fine choice.

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  27. Jude Law--interesting choice!

    Allison (Geek Banter)

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  28. Does Alex have an accent? Because I think you nailed it with Jude Law.

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  29. Loved the ending! It's funny to read how everyone pictures Alex:-)

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  30. Great flash piece Gwen! Jude Law is another good choice.

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  31. Jude Law--of course!

    Enjoyed reading your flash fiction.

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