followed with a silent sigh
“… Over millions of years, most animals have adopted some kind of defensive strategy. An enterprising species might develop camouflage, sharp teeth or spines (if it’s smart, it’ll just go straight for the pistol-hands). But what if there were no natural enemies whatsoever? An animal could put absolutely all of its energy into eating and reproduction! On the plus side, that’s a surefire recipe for a species to thrive. On the down side, those criteria would probably result in a fat, helpless, delicious-tasting nymphomaniac. Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you the kakapo: the BBW of the animal kingdom.”
:)) :)) I can’t help wanting to sprint home and hug my boyfriend after reading this. It reminds me so much of him. In a good way :)) :))
Pic was taken from here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/10565417@N03/
I was once told that I’m the queen of Freudian slip. But apparently that’s not all. Upon describing the concept of simple joy of life in my book, I made a series of poems and limericks, and above was one of them. It’s not until they have printed the book, and I re-read the whole poem, that I finally realized that it’s… it’s full of innuendo. Holy moly shyte-o-mama, I swear to god the intention was purely innocent.
That’s not the first time it happened. Several years ago, I was working with this amazing author and artist for a fingerprinting art book for children. I made some poems and limericks to be put in the book, and helped her with the book editing. When the whole compilation was done, she still hasn’t figured out a perfect title for her fingerprinting art book. So I came up with a suggestion:
But then again, it’s a great activity book for children and adults, so I guess it’s okay.
- Me: WOAH!
- Him: *getting out from the toilet* What?
- Me: The toilet's 20 m from where I'm sitting and I can smell... it.
- Him: Say anything you want but I think that's manly. YEAH!
- Me: ....
That’s how awesome this week is for me. #BTDTGTTS is my first personal book project. A madman’s guide to living life to the fullest. It’s a collaboration project with Emeralda (http://emeraldanoorachni.tk/).
This book was made for Dinda’s final thesis, she was a student of Visual Communication Graphic in one of the best universities in Indonesia. We finished the project on 2009 and it has been on several graphic exhibitions before, but no publisher had picked it up yet.
That pictures are taken from the TUAI 2010 exhibition in Jakarta, Dinda even made some tiny little action figures of Agus and Budi, the two characters in the book. She rocks!
That’s Agus & Budi from the book :)) the names were really chosen last minute. Those two are the most common male names in Indonesia. We just want to emphasize that the characters are just some regular Joes. It could be anyone, it could be you.