Monday, December 10, 2012

CHEERS, CAVANAUGH BLOGFEST

Ever attended a Christmas party where you bump into the person who was always there for you during the last year. You’d thank them for being such a RockStar, right?

If there’s one person in the Blogisfear who you want to say cheers to, who would it be?

For us, it was a no-brainer: Alex “no hyperlink needed” Cavanaugh.

Alex is an awesome blogger who’s helped hundreds of us via book releases, guest posts, guest interviews and always positive comments. While we can’t have a live part-ay for the Ninja Captain, we can host a BlogFest:

Welcome to the “Cheers, Cavanaugh BlogFest.”

Hosted by Mark “The Madman” Koopman, ”Marvelous” Morgan Shamy, Stephen “Breakthrough” Tremp, and David “Kingpin” Powers King, the BlogFest runs from December 10 - 12. 

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When I heard Mark, Morgan, Stephen, and David were hosting this fest, I jumped in with both feet. Now I'm obliged to answer the four questions. I just hope my answers do homage to our fierce and noble leader Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh!


In +/- 20 words, what does Alex look like?
Alex looks Ninja, thru and thru. Dark hair, dark menacing eyes, no—piercing eyes—NO, dark menacing and piercing eyes. 


In +/- 20 words, who could play Alex in a documentary? (Living or dead.)
Christian Bale, and how come, you ask. Because Christian Bale has dark menacing and piercing eyes like Ninja Captain Alex! 


In +/- 20 words, who does Alex remind you of?
Oh that’s easy, eh! Jimmy Stewart in It’s a Wonderful Life. Why? Because like Jimmy, Alex is always helping others


In +/- 100 words, (excluding the title) write flash fiction using all these prompts:

Cavanaugh

Ninja
IWSG
Cosbolt
Guitar
CAPTAIN CAVANAUGH AND THE NINJA FIGHTERS

Captain J Cavanaugh slipped into his Cosbolt pilot seat as smoothly as a bride out of her gown. He was determined to save his men held captive on planet Guitar
      When the engines were at full capacity and his Ninja warriors were aboard, he set out across the galaxy. They landed on the LZ under a dark moon. Those who died died bravely. With his students safe and the injured on board, Alex set coarse for home and landed in time for the next IWSG blogfest. His ninja warriors gathered at the cockpit and sang out, “Long live Captain Cavanaugh!”   



For Bonus Points:
In +/- 40 words, leave a comment for Mrs. Cavanaugh - thanking her for sharing J
Mrs. Cavanaugh, thanks for allowing me, a narcotic author from Cluculz Lake in central BC’s Bulkley Nechako, the privilege of hanging out with your dear husband J.  You've done a right nice job of pruning him. Merci beaucoup, eh!




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146 comments :

  1. The flash piece was great! And totally cool Bale would play me.
    Thanks so much for being an awesome friend - you're really special.

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    1. Coming from you, Alex, well, I'm blushing. Thanks for being you and for all you do!

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  2. That was a good flash fiction piece and I lol'd at the duel wielding ninja image! Plus, I can totally see Bale playing the part. Great answers! (:

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  3. Ah, I see you have been to the planet Guitar also.

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    1. Haha, yes, the planet Guitar is a very strange and mysterious place. Thanks, Farawayeyes!

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  4. "Long live Captain Cavanaugh!"

    Hahaha... I love it. Really great flash, Joylene. And you've got such a great blog--so happy to know you. <3

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  5. Jimmy Stewart! How perfect. That's a great answer.

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  6. Some great answers, and an epic flash fiction.

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  7. Jimmy/Christian! Interesting combo! I like it!

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  8. Jimmy Stewart is an excellent choice!

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  9. I like the menacing and piercing eyes... it suggests intensity... but accompanied by the non-menacing and generous spirit that Alex possesses!

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  10. kathy bates...creepy! great & funny job!!

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  11. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and your piece on Alex. He is such a generous blogger.

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  12. Sweet! I'm a duel wielder. Now I just need to get the ninja part down! Awesome post, Joylene. Thanks for participating! :)

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  13. Hi, Joylene,

    Terrific choices... I cans see Christian Bale ... but I think Alex is a bit more boy-next-door. Dark eyes and hair... definitely.

    James Stewart. Perfect.

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  14. I believe that Alex could definitely travel all over the galaxy (as many of ours stories have had him do today) and still be back in time for a quick bite before commenting on everyone's blogs again tomorrow morning.

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    1. Yup, that sounds like Alex. Hi, Jeff. Thanks, eh!

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  15. Great answers and flash fiction, Joylene! The blogfest is a neat way to acknowledge Alex's many wonderful contributions.

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  16. I've seen a couple of people pick Jimmy Stewart! Totally fits!

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  17. Loved your flash fiction, Joylene! Yes, there is Jimmy Stewart quality beneath it all. Nice touch!

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  18. LOL That was a cute piece of flash fiction! I've heard a lot about Alex Cavanaugh through the writing part of the interwebz, and I'm glad to see him getting some recognition and appreciation. :D

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  19. Nice Flash Fiction! I liked it!

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  20. I have Jimmy Stewart too. And what scarier face to be looking up at than Kathleen Bates from Misery!

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  21. Love the choices of Christian Bale and Jimmy Stewart. Great tribute!

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  22. "pruned him" and the ax - LOL! I really did laugh out loud. Love Christian Bale :)

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  23. Nice tribute to Alex, Joylene! Whatever would we do without him? Like you, he was one of my earlier faithful followers. Goodness, back then I couldn't even imagine why anyone would want to follow such a greenhorn. Perhaps someday we'll all get to meet for coffee and thank him in person. :) I'll buy the coffee, you can get the donuts if you want. You in?

    Btw - thanks for stopping by Diane's for the Meet and Greet. You are such a wonderful friend and cheerleader and I so appreciate it. As for American Chopper - hubby and sons get the blame for that. When they first started watching I wasn't remotely interested. Ahem, so I got sucked in. And now, Paul Jr. gets my vote! :)

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    1. haha, I like Paul Jr too, though I do have a soft spot for cranky old men. Thanks, Karen!

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  24. I'm enjoying seeing all the different actors people are referencing for Alex. That's the first time I've seen Christian Bale referenced! Good choice.

    Allison (Geek Banter)

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  25. You thought this one out well, Joylene. Jimmy Stewart is an excellent answer. Christian Bale is too, and I'm still laughing about your bonus points snippet. You should get bonus bonus points for the pictures.

    xoRobyn

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  26. Oh, wow. What an interesting combination of traits the Cap'n has. Menacing but nice.

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  27. Haha! Planet Guitar. That's so Alex. :)

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  28. Jimmy Stewart - perfect! I also love the line about the wedding dress - too cute :)

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  29. Enjoyed your flash fiction. Funny you should choose a picture from 'Misery.' During Nano, my reward during the month was reading 'Misery.' Very creepy, very entertaining, very Stephen King.

    A salute to Alex.

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  30. Great flash piece and I love the Bale and Stewart combo.

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  31. I love the comparaison to Jimmy Stewart and the line about the new bride and her dress!

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  32. I got distracted by your cover art for Broken but not Dead - it's beautiful.

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  33. Your pictures cracked me up throughout this post - the last one especially. ;)

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  34. Totally bodacious! I am serious when I tell you, I had Christian Bale picked too. Then I changed it for some unknown reason. (Must have been the wine:))And who doesn't think of the Alex/Jimmy Stewart connection? *wink* Your flash was excellent! *waving peace signs*

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  35. Menacing and piercing? Sounds like a killer combination! *grins* Pun intended, of course.

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  36. Good call on the Jimmy Stewart connection :)

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  37. Yes! I saw someone else mention Jimmy Stewart in It's a Wonderful Life, and it's perfect. In fact, this blogfest was a little like that last scene where everyone comes in to help out Jimmy Stewart's character, wiring money and emptying their piggy banks. :)

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  38. I do like Christian Bale as a Alex look alike. A lot have mentioned Jimmy Stewart, which I never thought of. Nice twist, but we knew he was a hero!
    Thanks for visiting my blog and following. I'll reciprocate.

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  39. Ha, though I do think Alex is probably a lot nicer in person than Christian Bale. I loved your flash!

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  40. oooh, you've listed one of my all-time faves, Jimmy Stewart. Very fitting for Alex. :)

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  41. "Dark menacing and piercing eyes" loved that! And woo-hoo, Christian Bale!

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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  42. I love your killer ending! Please don't do it, as Alex also needs his feet to type with! Julie

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  43. The Kathy Bates photo at the end was priceless! Thanks for the laugh... well done :-)

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  44. Christian Bale would have to mellow out a bit to take on the papa role...he can't be ninja all the time. Think he could do it?

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    1. I think Christian has a tender side that would fit well with our Alex. Thanks, Nancy!

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  45. What an awesome post. Love your images! I can see Alex as the new Jimmy Stewart. He makes blogging a Wonderful Life for all of us.

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  46. great flash fiction! and I agree he's definitely a fearsome ninja fighter!

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  47. Jimmy Stewart is a great choice. Love the flash piece.

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  48. I loved the line about slipping out "smoothly as a bride out of a gown." :)

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  49. Christian Bale and Jimmy Stewart? Not bad!

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  50. That was a ninja-filled post! Thanks for the reminder to go watch It's a Wonderful Life!

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  51. Nice! I like your reason for picking Jimmy Stewart :) So true.

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  52. jimmy stewart, ninja style! i love it!

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    1. Mr. Stewart would appreciate that, don't you think! Thanks, Tara!

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  53. Piercing eyes... why am I picturing Cyclops? A ninja with laser eyes would be truly terrifying.

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  54. Nice posting, and especially George Bailey/Alex I agree he is always helpful to everyone! Definitely enjoyed reading your posting!

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  55. I've been to planet Guitar. It's too loud there.

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  56. I'm all for Christian Bale! *fans face*

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  57. Nice choice in both Christian Bale and Jimmy Stewart. Yay for the Ninja Captain :)

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  58. Hahaha Christian Bale seems to be another favorite. :-)

    I enjoyed your entry.

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  59. Bale has that same look as Depp, so I can see why you chose him! And I always love Jimmy Stewart. What a sweetheart of a guy. Perfect.

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  60. Alex is awesome! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Monti

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  61. I saw a creature when we landed on the moon but we're ninjas. We serve our captain, the supreme ninja.

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  62. Ooo, Christian Bale! Sexy.

    Wow, I felt like I was commenting on Alex's blog. I couldn't find the bottom.

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    1. That's Alex for you. He brings 'em from all over. Thanks, Diane!

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  63. Flipping heck, Joylene. Now I know the secret to getting over a 100 comments. Just do a posting about Alex! Seriously, no, not yet...I thought "flash fiction" was something rude. Ignore that. Anyway, "ninja warriors gathered at the cockpit.." Hmmm....

    Okay, seriously, that Alex J. dude is the epitome of excellence in this all different, all equal blogging community. And Joylene, you rock, eh!

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    1. I know! Who knew our Ninja Captain Alex would cause such a stir. Well, actually, we did know, but it's still amazing, eh! Glad you could stop by, ole chap. Missed you! Merry Christmas and all that.

      Thanks, Gary!

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  64. Love the flash fiction! And that picture with the ninja and the guns is awesome. I didn't know the SWAT employed shinobi.

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  65. If there really was a planet guitar, i'd totally want to live there! Original piece :-)

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  66. Now I know two bloggers from BC! Great post Joylene, I think you could very well have nailed each one of those choices for Alex. Loved the flash fiction...always wanted a planet Guitar!!

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  67. It surprises me more people didn't go for Christian Bale (out of the posts I've seen so far). He seems like a pretty good image of Alex. :)

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  68. Hehe! I can see Christian Bale, and I love that he reminds you of Jimmy Stewart from It's a Wonderful Life.

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  69. Amazing how popular this blog hop is, I'm seeing various versions of Alex everywhere I go!

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    1. Thanks, Charmaine. We all very fond of Alex. I guess it shows.

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  70. Great post! I love the choice of Christian Bale and those menacing eyes!

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  71. A perfect homage. Jimmy Stewart is an excellent choice!

    Sorry to take so long to visit.

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