Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Procrastination & The Moth...

Sometimes procrastination is good. Many times procrastination leads us on a path to an idea we would never have had if we had not taken the journey.

The fabulous, marvellous, oh-my-god why did I find it, picture to the left (discovered during Easter Sunday's travels) inspired an idea. Perhaps it is doing the same for you now - and if it is, please go away and think of something completely different, like for instance - nice, sweet bunny rabbits cooking on a stove. You know there's some other story you really want to write and nothing remotely to do with this print.

So why am I all, 'oh-my-god why did I find it'?

Because the idea it inspired is one suitable for the Robots Beyond anthology and the deadline is looming.

P.S. the picture is by Villemard, circa 1910, and is the artist's view of the year 2000.

10 comments:

Erik Smetana said...

Cool pic. Now off to write a story based on it...

Just kidding. About the story not the pic. Good luck with whatever you've come up with, the magic flying firefighters are something to behold.

Catherine J Gardner said...

...the magic flying firefighters are something to behold.

Fingers crossed my story is worthy of the picture.

K.C. Shaw said...

You win the Cool Picture Discovery Award of the Year! That really is awesome. Good luck on the story!

Cute little bunnies cooking on a stove, huh? Hmm....

Ed Pahule said...

That is a cool picture. Demon firefighters.

Catherine J Gardner said...

KC & ED - It sure is... Next time I'm procrastinating I intend to hunt out a few more of the artist's pictures.

Erik Smetana said...

I just came across this site that has a slew of Villemard postcards -- now that's the future I want to live in...

http://www.paleofuture.com/2007/09/french-prints-show-year-2000-1910.html

Catherine J Gardner said...

Ooh, off to check it out...

Erik Smetana said...

Cate,

Something for you (if you want it).

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Catherine J Gardner said...

WOW! Thank you, Eric.

Erik Smetana said...

no problem, glad you like it.