Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Two ladies, a dragon, and a hot air balloon

EDIT: Still feeling a little tired from illness. I'm going on blog break until Monday 2-25-2013 to rest up. Today, I'm being featured on Laura Eno's Tuesday Tea with Miss Snark. You can find that post HERE. Please come save me! 
It is anniversary week for Michelle Wallace who blogs at Writer in Transit and for Elise Fallson. If you have time, please stop by and wish both of these lovely ladies a happy anniversary. Michelle could do with some luck as she recently had a computer motherboard failure. I'm glad hers got resolved quickly. When mine crashed three years ago, I was out of a computer for two months. I had a lot of overclocking stuff done so that I could do high-end gaming (it was toward the end of my World of Warcraft career).

That's my attempt at captioning. Thanks to Elise and Michelle for putting up such a great blog fest idea.

Scott over at Indie Book Blog reviewed my first book Slipstream. If you've been curious about my first book, please go and check out what he has to say at this link HERE.

59 comments:

Empty Nest Insider said...

This was great! I love how you even wrote inside the bubbles. I'm still trying to line mine up somewhere on the page. Very clever Michael!
Julie

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

And you were at Mistress Snark's today as well!
Glad we have until tomorrow - still planning my captions.

Elise Fallson said...

Hilarious Michael! Tetons *giggle* nice play on words. (; And you got some bonus words in there too! So glad you participated. :D

Em-Musing said...

Yes, hilarious! Great cartooning.

Rusty Webb said...

You're everywhere! Funny cartoon. And I've lost a motherboard before too. Literally, no kidding here, within a week of my warranty running out. I'd spent $3k on a damned machine and one year after I get I find out replacing my motherboard would be an additional $800... that's what I get for spending so much on something. My lesson was learned: Don't buy something expensive if you can't afford to have it fixed if it tears up.

Andrew Leon said...

I am no stranger to massive computer failure.

Off to check the review.

Laura Eno said...

Great captioning! :)
Are you still fighting off the zombie rats and sniffing mouse spice?

Tyrean Martinson said...

Great Captions! Love the story! I didn't get mine figured out quite so nicely . . .ah well.

michelle said...

Michael, judging by your comment, I'm convinced that I was super-lucky to get things up and running (well, thanks to the technician, but it took him many hours.)

Great captions. I like your confused and champagne-drunk flying hero. *giggles* And you incorporated bonus words too...
Thank you for participating in our Bloghop!

J.L. Campbell said...

Really like what you did with these, Michael. Talk about fun and adventure.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I will have to check them out! Good job captioning Michael!

Stephen Hayes said...

A fun post. Love the cartooning!

C. Lee McKenzie said...

Thanks for kick starting my day with Tetons and Dragons!

David P. King said...

I love reading comics. I think I've said that before, right?

Liz said...

Fun captions.

Tara Tyler said...

cute! love the joke at the end!

Cindy said...

Cute cartoon. Glad to hear you're taking that break.

Anstice Potts said...

He he, nice one. He really should lay off the champagne.

Romance Book Haven said...

Haha! Hilarious! Fun cartoon!

Nas

Michael Offutt, Speculative Fiction Author said...

Thanks everyone for visiting. Happy anniversary Elise and Michelle.

Remember to select "Michael Offutt" as winner.

Briane P said...

I've sort of missed the boat on what this is all about. But I enjoyed the cartoon a lot.

By the way: "Oculus" is really, really good. You were not kidding about the detail you put into it.

Wendy aka Quillfeather said...

Good stuff. Love your sense of humour!

Nancy LaRonda Johnson said...

You definitely have technical talent at being able to put the text within the cartoon! Good job at this hop

Mina Burrows said...

He he...cute. Love it. :)

Munir said...

I hope that you start feeling good soon. Spring is not too far.
I did not realize that you were into cartooning. Really neat work there. Quite talented:)

L.G. Smith said...

Tetons. *snort*

Feel better, Michael. See you back next week. :)

Mina Lobo said...

I dig the onomatopoeias, dude! And LOL, "tetons." Hah! :-)
Some Dark Romantic

Morgan said...

Pretty funny...

And I'm so sorry you've been sick! Gosh, it's like the plague here, isn't it??? :/

Belle said...

I am also sorry to hear you are sick. Hope you are well soon. I loved your captions. Very funny cartoons!

laughingwolf said...

fun stuff, mike ;)

Texas Playwright Chick said...

Ah, good one! I wish I could have figured out how to get the words into the word balloons. Good job on the captions!

Donna Hole said...

Feel better soon :)

.......dhole

kmckendry said...

Love the captions!

Ciara said...

I had a hard time with the panels. My blog didn't play nice with me. In the end, I'm missing the bottom panel. Oh, well. I tried.
I love your panels.
I'm SO sorry you've been ill. That stinks. I hope you feel better soon.

DEZMOND said...

that's one charming dragon....

Matthew MacNish said...

That cartoon was hilarious.

Sarah Ahiers said...

Aww! I'm sorry you're under the weather. I hope you're feeling better soon!

Nick Wilford said...

I liked how you provided extra bits of context in the pics. Cool entry.

Pk Hrezo said...

Even got the dialog in the bubbles. You are too good. Nice job, Michael!

Lexa Cain said...

Fun captions, Michael, and I enjoyed the tea with Mistress Snark a lot, too. (But better check your backside for signs of a tail.) lol

Helena said...

Funny job on the panels. And I hope you get completely well very soon. You take care, Michael.

Melissa said...

I contemplated putting the dialog inside the bubbles too but opted not to because my conversations were way too long. Great job!

Laura said...

Hope you feel better!

Christine Rains said...

Hehehe! That was fun! I hope you feel better soon. :)

laughingwolf said...



$1K for 1K words...

http://news.yahoo.com/nerd-sourcing-speculate-writing-contest-boldly-goes-where-153216863.html

Samantha May said...

That's awesome that you wrote in the bubbles! The champagne will really make you see weird things O_o

Great job!

tfwalsh said...

LOL... I'm enjoying reading these comics with different captioning:)

Valentina Hepburn said...

Hope you get better soon, Michael. Love the cartoons!

Valentina Hepburn said...

Hope you feel better soon, Michael. Love the cartoons!

jaybird said...

Hope you feel better soon. Rest up. We will all be here when you get back.

jaybird said...

Rest up! Hope you feel better soon. We will all be here when you get back.

Tammy Theriault said...

Dang...that was a good idea to do the captioning ON the strip....dur to me!

Catherine Stine said...

Feel better!

Richard Hughes said...

Hope you're feeling better by now.

Medeia Sharif said...

Great strip. I wanted to caption on the strip itself. I hope you're having a great weekend.

Milo James Fowler said...

Well done on the captioning -- and get better AFAP.

amberlin said...

I hope you're feeling better, Michael!

Alyson Burdette said...

Ha ha! I hope you feel better soon!

Theresa Milstein said...

I'm sorry you've been sick. I'm off to check the link.