Share Your World for 3 Jan 22

Melanie says:

Today marks a special occasion. A SAD occasion (for me). This is the last Evil Squirrel Critter Question Post. Evil Squirrel is a very busy squirrel and besides he has run through his cast of critters. He, himself stepped in for the last question. I don’t know about YOU, but I’ve found this to be a lot of fun, and it was nice to have him co-host.

Which means (a) Evil Squirrel and his menagerie provides this week’s questions and (b) this is the last week he’ll be doing so. Thank you, ES!

What frivolous, but annoying thing that people do be considered a sin (crime)?
And how should violators be made to repent (be punished) for it?
Listening to music or playing with their phones or PSP’s or whatever in public and not wearing headphones. Keep your bloody noise to yourself! There’s a special circle in hell for people who do that, and their punishment should be to move them closer to that eventuality. I also think that game developers who default to "music on" should suffer a similar fate…

Imagination IN and impracticality and logic aside, if you could pick one animal to have as an exotic pet based solely on how cute and adorable it is, what would it be? An aardvark. They could prove to be very useful when fire ants show up on the property.

Isn’t he adorable?

Do you have any siblings? If so, where do you rank in birth order? And do you think either of these facts contributed to the person you became? I’m the oldest of four boys, the last having been born 17 years after the next-to-last. (Mom remarried and they had a child.) I’m sure it contributed to the person I’ve become, but I couldn’t tell you how.

Max Fleischer was a genius

We all have things that make us happy, but what makes you deliriously, giddily, tail wagging-ly happy? PIE!

If you had an alter ego, who or what would it be? Describe some fun or interesting things about them! Maybe the fictional character I’ve been playing with, Blake Stephenson. He’s 14 going on 30, plays the guitar and draws very well, and is a good student. (All the things I’m not.) His single mother (who ran away from an Amish village when he was 16 and had Blake shortly thereafter) has died and he’s been sent to live with his aunt and uncle (actually two good friends of hers) and their two daughters, one of whom is 20 minutes younger than he. Aunt Betty and Uncle Don are more "hands on" than his mother had been, which causes more than a little friction between them, which he treats with his own brand of sarcastic humor and laconic stoicism.

Blake Stephenson. Actually my seventh grade picture as processed by Voila AI Artist (the original is in the corner)

Another possibility is a character I created for the Ghostletters mailing list (long story), Mary Cecelia O’Brian. She’s a 40-ish redheaded woman, petite and very shapely, mother of three kids with a mage from another dimension (I didn’t make him up). Two have his pointed ears, silver eyes, and magical ability, while the third is completely normal and as such a target for her siblings’ trickery. Mary Cecelia loves guns and has an impressive (some would say frightening) collection of handguns and shotguns, some of which were her father’s.

Mary Cecelia O’Brian. Same deal as before using April Bowlby (Kandi from Two and a Half Men) as the model.

13 thoughts on “Share Your World for 3 Jan 22

  1. Thanks John for Sharing Your World! PIE! 🥧 nom nom.. there’s nothing that can’t be made better with some pie. Great answer (maybe one of THE answers to the Universe and everything..) 😉 The GIFs were spectacular and I admit I snagged that first one, because that’s what I’d like to do and say to such offensive twerps! We all don’t share the same tastes, so why do those sort think their preferences should be shared with everyone? I comfort myself with the fact that yes, they will go deaf, and hopefully sooner than later. That might mean that they’ll just turn up the volume though… hmm. Erg. I love the alter egos art work, very fine, and what a couple of characters! My goodness! All your answers were spectacular and I hope you have a great week!


  2. Happy New Year, John!

    Either riding one’s bumper or cutting a person off unnecessarily should be a crime. It’s definitely stupid!
    I’d have to say a panda bear. They look like such cute, friendly animals but I know they are very dangerous.
    I’m the oldest of 4 and yes, I think being the oldest has always made me to always want to be an example for my younger siblings to follow. I felt it was my responsibility to set the pace.
    Ice cream
    5.I think being too nice prevents be from having an alter ego but if I do see the appeal of being totally opposite of oneself. 🙂


    1. I don’t think an alter ego has to be completely different from a person, though they do have to have differences.

      Definitely, bad driving should be a crime. I would think that riding someone’s bumper or cutting someone off suddenly might qualify as “dangerous driving” and it should be prosecuted, especially if someone gets hurt.


    1. Loud music I can handle, though that’s annoying enough. The thing that kills me is the music and sound effects that come with those games, which seem geared toward making everyone but the player homicidal…

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  3. Oh I so agree with you about the music. The morons just want to be noticed. This is when I wish I had a ray gun or could twitch my nose and all they could get to listen to is Guy Lombardo. I have other quips but can’t think of any right now.
    I would love to have a wolf. I have always been drawn to the wolf and find them beautiful.
    I have an older brother by 3 years and I think it has shaped me. I love my parents but my dad was old school(born in 1913 up in Barry’s Bay, On.) and my mom was European so my brother got a few more is the European way.
    A hug from my hubby which I did not ask for and did not start.
    My alter Ego would be travelling Europe and enjoying all that it gives. I may have a job in it or I am on TV like Rick Steves. Now that would be so nice.

    Enjoy the rest of your day!


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