Monday, September 8, 2008

The Evil Continues...

Continuation from Monday Morning Mogul, so it doesn't take as long to refresh your screen.

Keep the guesses rolling in!
:-)

145 comments:

ChrisEldin said...

I disabled the comments in the one below so everyone will contine chatting here.

EE, when you're back, I hope you give us a clue...
:-)

Chumplet said...

I knew the first one would fill up quickly!

ChrisEldin said...

Chumplet, I never saw your painting! Is it on your blog anywhere?

Bernita said...

Physician - but only if it's well-trained.
Maybe he calls it Bark.

Sarah Laurenson said...

Hi Oh Evil Overlord. Just wanted to pop in and smell what's on the fire. Be back after you're done to a crisp. Much love to you on your roasting day.

Every beagle is a treasure to its owner. How about a name like Bestseller or Retirement?

peggy said...

This one keeps me guessin'.. what would the master of evil name his dog? LOL..Great answers so far, can't read them and drink coffee..makes the keyboard sticky;)
barkzilla?

Precie said...

Which brings to mind...What kind of dog does EE have?

"The Omen"-esque Rottweiler?

The sleeker but still menacing Doberman?

Something, um, BIG like a Mastiff?

Or does he have some pert, chipper little thing more suited to the not-so-evil family?

Say, a toy poodle that prounces around with pieces of rejected manuscript for fun?

Oooh, or a pug? A jowly, attention-hoarding, heavily shedding pug? I love pugs.

Precie said...

in precie-land, pounces and prances = prouces
;)

freddie said...

Guess 4: Phart (Uranus)

Guess 5: Clyyyyyyyyyde

Evil Editor said...

I'm back

Miss Snark said...

I think he named his dog Killer Yapp in homage.

Evil Editor said...

Goodness!

ChrisEldin said...

LOL!!!

Welcome back, and Welcome!!!!!

Evil Editor said...

Never thought anyone would get it.

freddie said...

So Killer Yapp was it, huh?

Evil Editor said...

Long as you're here, I need an agent for my romance novel. Email me.

Precie said...

OMG! A Miss Snark sighting!

ChrisEldin said...

We like to get you, EE.
:-)

Are there any tidbits about your puppy's name you can give us?

ChrisEldin said...

EE, You don't step on your puppy with stilettos, do you?

peggy said...

yeah! Now you have to tell us..the suspense is getting to me, my hairs turning gray or is that grey. Oh who cares! :)
Whats the evil beasties name

Kiersten said...

*sniff* How romantic. Miss Snark always shows up for you, EE.

Evil Editor said...

The dogs sleeps all the time. At least I assume they're sleeping. How do you tell if they're not dead?

Sylvia said...

I was going to guess Stiletto but Killer Yapp is of course the much more obvious name!

Evil Editor said...

Oh right, the snoring.

Kiersten said...

Are they snoring? If so, they're not dead.

Precie said...

You have zombie dogs?

Kiersten said...

Ha! I would say great minds, but obviously yours is greater.

Evil Editor said...

Sylv! Did you see the movie?

Robin S. said...

I still think the little girl pupppy is Stella. Is the girl the beagle?

peggy said...

EE doing a romance novel..how funny..starts dating a forlorn rejected novelest who is really a vampire or something, oh can we read some of it? haha

Evil Editor said...

Pets. All they do is shed and snore and pee and puke and eat and sleep and demand attention. How did humans get conned into this?

Julie Weathers said...

Wow, a Miss Snark sighting. I'm impressed, EE.

peggy said...

who domesticated who? We were lured into their evil trap! Pets have us in their spell, thats what I figure

ChrisEldin said...

If only your puppy could write a story...

Robin S. said...

Sounds like husband traits to me.

freddie said...

It's their big brown eyes, EE. That's what gets us.

Precie said...

Humans are easy to train.

Kiersten said...

Odd, your pets sound just like my children.

Fortunately, they're all cute.

Robin S. said...

Hey freddie-

I like your idea of Clyyyyde for the bot.

Kiersten said...

Does JB puke a lot, Robin?

Julie Weathers said...

EE, you obviously have the wrong pets if that's all yours do.

ChrisEldin said...

I just watched the Stella Youtube.
Love that movie.

freddie said...

Thank you, Robin!

Julie Weathers said...

My dogs had blue eyes, Freddie, so it can't be the eyes.

Robin S. said...

Well, maybe not the puking, K - but the peeing and snoring and the taking him for a walk parts- oh yeah.

ChrisEldin said...

Really wish we could have a dog.

Evil Editor said...

So, How was this roast or whatever hyped? Is it just a day-long chat or is there an event?

freddie said...

As long as their big, Julie. Us humans are suckers for dogs with big eyes. Was/is yours a husky?

Julie Weathers said...

I want to pick your brain, EE.

Sylvia said...

I loved the movie - the ending had me looking over my shoulder the rest of the day!

It worries me that someone so evil can do such a perfect psycho voice.

Kiersten said...

Ah--well, that description was my kids--especially my little boy--to a tee.

Fortunately my kids are really, really beautiful. And funny. Otherwise the puke would about do me in.

And EE, we all know you're crazy about those dogs.

Kiersten said...

EE, YOU are the event.

ChrisEldin said...

Dearest Evil,
I don't want to take you away from abusing writers! That's how you're able to feed your puppy.

We're just wanting to get to know you is all....

Julie Weathers said...

Aussies. I bred and showed Aussies for several years. Of course some had brown eyes too and some were brown and blue.

ChrisEldin said...

Ahhhh! Kiersten said it right!!
Yes!
This is just a fun-filled week hanging out with the cream of the crop in the publishing industry. And you're firsties because you're the creamiest.

Julie Weathers said...

EE, getting serious for a moment, what genres do you think are not selling well now? Which ones are still going strong?

Evil Editor said...

You know me. I'm just like you. It's two in the morning, and I don't know nobody.

freddie said...

So, EE, do you think it's possible for a writer to get worse as s/he writes instead of better?

peggy said...

And he's the Evilest!

Whirlochre said...

Just spent the last 20 minutes refreshing the previous comment trail wondering if a hurricane had hit the US.

How stupid am I?

freddie said...

The Sting reference!

ChrisEldin said...

Is it 2am where you are?
Where are you?

Evil Editor said...

I hear YA and paranormal romance and urban fantasy sell well. But will that be true by the time you finish writing one?

KillerYapp said...

Slacker dogs.

Kiersten said...

Moderately, Whirl. But excusably, as well.

And EE, none of that nonsense. You know you're better than us.

Julie Weathers said...

Geez, that's a frightening thought, writers getting worse with practice.

ChrisEldin said...

*waves to Whirlochre!*

Have a seat over here, sweetie.
:-)

Whirlochre said...

When I was a YA, all romance was paranormal.

Sylvia said...

I'm in an English village which consists of a couple of Tudor cottages and a lot of 2-up-2-down houses surrounding a central area called the Green. There is a tiny co-op shop, a library which opens 3 hours a day, a hardware store run by a man named Brian who told me his life story when I went to buy a fuse, a greengrocer, two coffee shops and four hair dressers.

It seems like all the women have blonde hair and drive SUVs full of screaming children.

It's raining.

Can I go home yet?

Robin S. said...

So, is E Jr jealous of the puppies?

By the way, my vote for the boy puppy (aside from loving Fredddie's idea of Clyde)....

is
Chauncey, or, if I can have two boy votes, Gerard.

Kiersten said...

Let's hope YA keeps up.

freddie said...

Chris, I think that 2 a.m. line was a line Robert Redford said in The Sting. : )

Whirlochre said...

(Catching up...)

Five guesses each?

OK, I think I get how this works.

I'll maximise my odds and go with another 4 Jims.

ChrisEldin said...

Sylvia, Why you hangin out at the hardware store...

ChrisEldin said...

Thanx Freddie!

Evil Editor said...

I just got an Nigerian scam email, only it was from Sweden. Amazing.

Robin S. said...

What about the girl doggie, Whirl?

ChrisEldin said...

How many millions have you accumulated from Nigeria anyway?

Precie said...

So...when you're not skewering aspiring authors or collecting demotivational posters, what do you like to do for fun? Are you the outdoorsy type? Hiking, boating, fishing?

Kiersten said...

EE, did you see recently that one of the heads of government in Nigeria said that sure, the people who send those out should be punished, but the people who fall for them should also be put in jail?

I was entertained.

Whirlochre said...

Jimima

Julie Weathers said...

EE, I've never been one to follow trends. I still like mutton-leg shirts and those haven't been in style for 30 years.

I'll continue to write my fantasies and venture off to the historical. I was just wondering if ya was still going strong.

Evil Editor said...

Outdoors? AN occasional 9 holes of golf is about it.

Whirlochre said...

I instaled a great anti-spam filter to keep those boys at bay, but it was so good it blocked pretty much everything and I missed out on a few good social events.

Julie Weathers said...

Ah, Killeryapp is here.

Where do you get your hair done? Tilley wants to know.

Evil Editor said...

Plus if someone ever does die and leave you 12.5 million, you won't know about it.

Sylvia said...

Chris: I was hoping to buy a stud finder but apparently it's not quite what I thought it was. *sigh*

Julie: Don't you think YA is in desperate need of declassification? Personally, I'd love to see the books back in normal genres with a little "YA" label rather than relegated to a shelf that implies that real grown ups shouldn't read it.

EE: Since we can't guess the name of your dog, can you give us a new question?

Whirlochre said...

That's why I've reverted to being a sucker.

ChrisEldin said...

Sylvia, *you* are the stud finder.

Evil Editor said...

Yes, a new question.

Kiersten said...

Sylvia, with your blondes driving SUVs filled with screaming kids description, I'd have sworn you were in Utah.

How's the vacation other than that?

Whirlochre said...

Didn't they used to advertise something like that on the telly a few years ago, Sylvia? That stud-putter-inner thing that (and I quote) "turns a pair of £2 jeans into a pair of £20 jeans."

Kiersten said...

Bedazzlers, Whirl. And they're still around.

freddie said...

No, no, no. That's Dallas, Texas.

Dallas, Texas was like the original Stepford Wives for me. But I still want to see the rest of Texas.

Julie Weathers said...

Chris: I was hoping to buy a stud finder but apparently it's not quite what I thought it was. *sigh*

My middle son turned my stud finder on and ran it over his chest. When it started beeping he said, "Ah, it works."

I don't know about the declassification. I think parents should be able to trust books in a certain area will be relatively safe for their kids. Just me being a mom, I guess. Why would it bother adults to buy a book from any section?

Evil Editor said...

What genre should we expose everyone to in a future book chat?

Whirlochre said...

What's the betting they cost £18.

freddie said...

So, EE, do you want to throw out a question you want to be asked or shall we just ask what's on our minds?

freddie said...

Hmm. Y'all have done romance, fantasy (or was it sf?), nonfiction . . . that's all I can remember. Oh yeah, crime. Right?

Evil Editor said...

Ask, and I shall answer. Not necessarily truthfully.

Evil Editor said...

fantasy, science fiction, YA romance, nonfiction, paranormal mystery,

Julie Weathers said...

I still have one dog name left. Let me think.

I really thought it would be Phideaux, elegant, aristocratic and easy to pronounce.

Evil Editor said...

we have mystery and litfic coming soon.

Whirlochre said...

Post-vampire horror? Wild west?

Kiersten said...

EE, have you thought about doing younger? You did YA with Twilight, but there's a lot of good stuff out there skewed a little younger. And it's easy reading, too.

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events is immensely clever, as is Norton Juster's The Phantom Tollbooth.

Sorry for the delay...two-year-old just threw four-year-old's bowl of cereal and milk across the carpet.

Sometimes I hate my life.

Evil Editor said...

We need a romance, which should be paranormal, regency, or historical.

freddie said...

Okay. Are you omniscient? Sometimes it seems like you are.

peggy said...

Master of Evilness, What turned you into the Evil Editor, was it something someone said? Was it in your DNA or did you just get a hankering...

Julie Weathers said...

Where did you learn to do the art for the blog?

Evil Editor said...

It's not your life, it's the kids.

Sylvia said...

EE: This is my answer.

Do I win?

Julie Weathers said...

Do you men enjoy reading romance?

Evil Editor said...

I taught myself to alter other people's art with Paint, which was already on my computer.

Evil Editor said...

I skim ahead to the good parts.

laughingwolf said...

ok then... goosnargh

Julie Weathers said...

I taught myself to alter other people's art with Paint, which was already on my computer.

Hmmm, so there is hope for me.

Is EE an original or something you altered.

Julie Weathers said...

What are the good parts?

Whirlochre said...

I love the way all these pooch names keep meandering in for a sniff round. Just like real dogs.

Sylvia said...

Kiersten: it's an affluent area not far out of London - very pretty but not a "real" village at all. A bit bizarre.

Chris: I came to the conclusion that there are no studs to be found at this particular hardware store. ;)

WO: With that kind of mark-up, it must have been in Essex?

Julie: the problem is the adult have to check two places. If I want a romance, I look in Romance, I don't check the YA shelves.

But I do understand what you mean - that's why I think we'd need labelling. I know my son likes historical and fantasy. Rather than pull those out of the YA shelves, I'd like to go to those shelves and see which ones are marked as YA

I'm running around visiting people and getting stuff done. It's not bad but not really "holiday". Strasbourg tomorrow though, can't wait.

I think my hosts are starting to wonder why it is taking me so long to "quickly check my mail"

Kiersten said...

Alas, the kids are my life, EE.

And I never hate them.

They just drive me crazy sometimes. But cute! Did I mention they're cute?

Evil Editor said...

I added the laser eyes and the manuscript.

Julie Weathers said...

Ok, last dog name guess.

Mephostophiles

ChrisEldin said...

Could I second Kiersten's suggestion?
Could we do a middle-grade book? I have many recommendations which I think adults will also enjoy...
(Lemony Snicket would be YA, I think...)

WouldBe said...

I'm surprised Miss Snark did not guess the correct answer. The pooch is named Snarky. (Or not.)

Bill H.

Julie Weathers said...

I added the laser eyes and the manuscript.

Hmmm. I'm disappointed. I really thought you might look like EE.

I guess I will have to dream about someone else tonight.

Evil Editor said...

We can do middle grade, but as always, no one may suggest books they've already read.

freddie said...

I added the laser eyes and the manuscript.

Oh. That's what made me think you were omniscient.

Actually, I only asked because I wanted to show off that I can spell "omniscient."

Julie Weathers said...

But cute! Did I mention they're cute?

I had lunch with daughter-in-law and baby Samantha yesterday. Much fun. She is a little doll and her hair is getting so long.

freddie said...

I'm all for middle-grade. I could use something that isn't taxing on my little brain-o.

Evil Editor said...

Should I choose middle grade for girls? Boys? Both? Funny or serious?

Julie Weathers said...

When is the next book chat?

Evil Editor said...

If I were omnishent, I'd know how to spell it too.

Julie Weathers said...

Funny. I don't feel like something serious or depressing and I might actually try to join in.

Evil Editor said...

Late Sept. It's How I Got Published, the author having won the chat spot in the Juvenile Diabetes auction. Exact date not set. I have a copy. Each piece is short, perfect for reading during commercials while watching TV.

ChrisEldin said...

Can you pick something that either won the Newbery or honorary mention?

But I'll be happy with whatever you pick in the genre!!!!!!!!!

Julie Weathers said...

I have the book. I got it accidentally from Writer's Digest and decided to keep it. Just haven't read it yet.

freddie said...

I vote for funny. I always vote for funny.

Evil Editor said...

Yes, award nominations are good. It assures we'll either have a good book or be able to mock an award committee.

Julie Weathers said...

Lawsy, I haven't watched tv since the Olympics.

freddie said...

Can you pick something that either won the Newbery or honorary mention?

Oooh, good idea, Chris.

Julie Weathers said...

Yes, award nominations are good. It assures we'll either have a good book or be able to mock an award committee.

Sweet

freddie said...

Okay, I gotta run. Tons of reading to do and I need to work on a composition that might be due tomorrow. Happy roasting, EE!

laughingwolf said...

attila...

Kiersten said...

Funny, definitely. And maybe I've never read The Phantom Tollbooth...

Julie Weathers said...

Attila for the dog's name?