After two crazy weeks at work, today was a bit slow, so I created this cat.
Contrary to most people’s impression when I say I work for a gaming company, I don’t actually work on designing any games. Rather I create the box covers, manual covers and disc art for games we produce. We also create gift with purchase items and other promotional pieces: t-shirts, posters, hats and other assorted tchotchki.
Outside of my cubicle at work, there’s a magazine rack packed with ‘zines I’ve never read before: Details, Vice, Urb, Hardcore Gamer and yes, Playboy. We collect issues that feature any of the games we produce. Which leads to lots of guys exclaiming, “I’m just reading the article!”
Today I read Blackbook, which featured an article where 25 authors wrote a work of fiction in six words, no more, no less. The concept is based on a well-known piece by Ernest Hemingway: “For Sale: baby shoes, never used.”
Norman Mailer: “Satan – Jehovah – fifteen rounds. A draw.”
Robert Olen Butler: “Saigon Hotel. Decades later. He weeps.”
Jamie O’Neill: “All her life: half a house.”
Augusten Burroughs: “Oh, that? It’s nothing. Not contagious.”
Me: "25 authors, only two women. Grr…"