Monday, March 02, 2009

The Koala Challenge. And Whirlochre.

The Koala is delighted with most of her challengees and momentarily retracts her claws for some team head patting...excellent...fine work...you're getting the hang of it...

Now. Enough with the nicey-nicey. Claws halfway out. Aerin and Janey, time for updates my friends.

Now. Claws all the way out. WHIRL! LAST CHANCE! WHERE'S THE WORDAGE? AM I GOING TO HAVE TO COME AND GET YOU?

SMACKDOWN APPROACHES!

Feast your eyes on my last victim (note that this is the post-surgery appearance):

23 comments:

writtenwyrdd said...

I heart zombie cows.

jjdebenedictis said...

*chants*

Fight! Fight! Fight!

*bets heavily on the one with the claws*

pjd said...

What WW said.

Plus, I think you all now know why I was too chicken to take the Koala challenge. I did not want to end up a zombie chicken.

Whirlochre said...

What can I say? For the past week I've been tackling errant paragraphs and pasages, improving them beyond all reason and getting my hit list of Urgent To Dos down from 192 to just under 40. The effect this has had on my overall word count has been practically zilch, and I continue to hover round the 80,000 mark in spite of all the body fluids I am losing.

However, just to appease you (and, yes, to avoid a terrifying swooooop of koala claws I know has the power to make floppy toast racks of either of my buttocks), I may start posting words again on Thursday when I generate some new stuff.

Phoenix said...

The zombie cow! It's been resurrected! (Um, CAN you resurrect a zombie?)

That thing gave me nightmares for months when it made its last appearance. Just sayin'.

fairyhedgehog said...

This is why I didn't accept the challenge. If I had, I would by now be lying on the floor bleeding profusely and whimpering for my Mummy.

Poor Old Whirl, let me know what hospital you end up in so I can bring you grapes.

sylvia said...

Hoshit! *ducks for cover*

I'm hiding under the desk and editing furiously. I did 25 pages yesterday and getting on with the rewriting today.

freddie said...

I had no idea koalas could be so vicious!

fairyhedgehog said...

Wikipedia says Koalas that are disturbed are known to be violent, their teeth and claws capable of causing considerable injury to humans.

And we all know that Wikipedia is always right.

Aerin said...

Yeah, yeah, yeah. You don't scare me, McK.

Well, okay, yes, you do, but I felt some bravado was in order.

I'm not doing a /great/ job, but I managed 100/day every day last week, and am now updated through yesterday on my blog.

Whirlochre said...

btw — is there a technical term to describe the sound of testicles retracting inside hollows in the sacrum?

McKoala said...

Whirl, Whirl, Whirl. How many times do I have to say this?

EDITING COUNTS!

The Koala believes that editing is as creative as writing, because that is when you cut out the, um, less brilliant stuff, and replace it with more brilliant stuff.

Didn't I say this to someone only yesterday?

With editing, post the total number of words of the passage you worked on. Doesn't matter if you cut out most of 'em. Or post the final result, if you've added to it. Just put 'editing' beside it so we know you didn't actually write, say, 10,000 words that day and faint with jealousy.

Post a few editing totals and I may even allow you to move up a little.

Aerin, you're on your way up! 100 words - you're keeping in touch with your WIP - that's all the Koala asks for. I know you can do more, though...I know you can...

As for zombie cows: yeah, me too. Heart, heart, heart. I'm sorry I had to give it away, sniff.

freddie said...

btw — is there a technical term to describe the sound of testicles retracting inside hollows in the sacrum?

I think the term you're looking for is "ball shrinkage."

Robin S. said...

Editing counts, and thank God for that!!!

I'm actually gonna be rereading some this weekend, kicking word tires.

That little zombie cow reminds me of EE's anniversary. It's been almost a year. How can that be???!!
I don't like time flying. I really don't.

Ello said...

You are dangerous!

blogless troll said...

Can we order a zombie cow yet?

McKoala said...

Unless you keep writing, somebody else will be able to order a zombie troll.

Robin S. said...

Ha! McK, you kill me. Or BT.

blogless troll said...

No, I mean like mail order.

Sarah Laurenson said...

Ha! A zombie Troll!

Love the cow. Gotta get me a cow, only my beagle will really make it look like a zombie with all the parts falling out or off. Takes him about 5 minutes (or less).

pacatrue said...

The blood spatters on the zombie cow freak me out.

McKoala said...

You're not saying you want me to start a zombie cow production line, are you?

blogless troll said...

Yes!