Friday, October 30, 2009

A tag

List twelve characters from any Random Book, and then answer the following questions.

1. Harry Sandwith From in Reign of Terror

2. Jeanne From In Reign of Terror

3. William Gilmore From By Conduct & Courage

4. Evan McKeith From the Warrioir of the Son Series

5. Old Hurricane  From The Hidden Hand

6. Robin Hood  I think you know where...

7. Sinbad  the Arabian Nights

8. Horatio Hornblower

9. Gavin McKeith From Guns Of the Lion

10.Jean Louis From the Betrayal

11.Ain Caelagh From the Warrior of the Son Series

12.Capitola From the Hidden Hand

1. Who would make a better college prof, 6 or 11?
 6 Robin Hood

2. Do you think 2 is Good Looking?

In the Book She is, but Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

3. 12 sends 8 out on a mission. What is it? Does it succeed?
Cap (12) Sends Horatio (8) on a mission to challenge Craven Lenoire to a duel but as you know when Horatio Has duels he has to have an even chance and nobody wins that so Cap goes out and blast six shots of split peas into Craven's face. (You need to read the books to get it)

4. What is or would be 9's favorite book?
Probably the Bible

5. Would it make more sense for 2 to swear fealty to 6, or the other way around?
Probably the other way around, Jean Being Royalty

6. For some reason, 5 is looking for a roommate. Should (s)he share a studio apartment with 9 or 10?
Gavin(9) although both are spies Jean Louis(10) is rather notorious and back stabbing.

7. 2, 7, and 12 have dinner together. Where do they go, and what do they discuss?
Jean, Sinbad, and Cap go to a Coffee shop somewhere in between Virginia, France, and the Barbary coast to discuss Sinbad's Adventures, and why he didn't have them copyrighted 

8. 3 challenges 10 to a duel. What happens?
Will(Three) being a better fighter and armed with more Technology rips the old Jean Louis(10) to shreds.

9. If 1 stole 8's most precious possession, how would she/he get it back?

Harry(1) Probably did not steal Horatio's(8) ______(fill in the Blank) but probably misplaced it and Horatio probably is to busy fighting to notice its absence.

10. Suggest a title for a story in which 7 and 12 both attain what they most desire.
Ones Treasure

11. What kind of plot device would you use if you wanted 4 and 1 to work together?
Harry (1) and Evan (4) protect the daughters of a French nobleman form the coalition of the red capped mob and goblins

12. If 7 visited you for the weekend, how would you get along?
(Sinbad) I have no idea.

13. If you could command 3 to perform any one task or service for you, what would it be?
Let me borrow his Schooner for a few years. :)

14. Does anyone on your friends list write or draw 11?
(Ain) None of them are painters, so probably not.

15. If 2 had to choose sides between 4 and 5, which would it be?
Jean(2) Would probably side with Old Hurricane

16. What might 10 shout while charging into battle?
I have no Idea

17. If you chose a song to represent 8, which song would you choose?
Horatio The Battle By Christopher Gordon

18. 1, 6, and 12 are having dim sum at a Chinese restaurant. There is only one scallion pancake left, and they all reach for it at the same time. Who gets to eat it?
Robin Hood and Harry would let Cap have it seeing she is a girl

19. This Question is taken out due to writers discretion

20. What would 5 most likely be arrested for?
Yelling someone to death

21. What is 6's secret?
HMMMMMM that one is rather hard with Robin Hood.

22. If 11 and 9 were racing to a destination, who would get there first?
11 (Gavin)

23. If you had to walk home through a bad neighborhood late at night, would you feel safer in the company of 7 or 8?
Horatio, seeing that in most of Sinbad's tales his friends always get killed

24. 1 and 9 reluctantly team up to save the world from the threat posed by 4's sinister secret organization. 11 volunteers to help them,
but it is later discovered that s/he is actually a spy for 4. Meanwhile, 4 has kidnapped 12 in an attempt to force their surrender. Following the wise
advice of 5, they seek out 3, who gives them what they need to complete their quest. What title would you give this fic?

Oh Oddities.

Now I tag 

Both Contributors of Random Jot Downs,
All Contributors of The Team Blog
and that is all.

And another thing I will be putting up that the orange and green poll up next week hoping to get a better result.

~Calico Zak

New Review: By Conduct and Courage

One day in county Yorkshire, England, a wandering musician known only  by the name of"Gilmore" breezes into Scarcombe with a violin, a small boy, and a ring emblazoned with a coat of arms [on it].  A few months later his son runs out of the house crying and saying that his father went to sleep and would not wake up.  His father is dead, and the boy is left alone in the world without any known relatives,  or friendsAfter a thorough examination of the house, it is found that he has only  twenty British pounds to his name.  The boy is adopted by an old couple who, when the time comes, send him to school.  While studying, the parson's sixteen year old daughter takes a liking to the orphan and commits herself to teach[ing] young William Gilmore.  Will takes to books like a fish to water, and soon surpasses all of his colleagues.
  After some extraordinary events he and his friend, Tom Stevens,  enter the Royal Navy, serving on board the HMS Furious.  Will, thanks to his intellectual achievements, as well as certain services to the lieutenant,  is soon promoted.
  After taking several prizes in the Mediterranean, the captain of the Furious is ordered to the West Indies, where Will proves his metal again.   Soon his actions attract the attention of the Admiral, and Will is made the commander of a small schooner recently captured.  His mission is to police the British West Indies, and rid it of any piratical operations.
  Within a few months Will captures several small prizes.  According to previous orders, he hangs the piratical crews on the spot, so they wouldn't slow the ship down taking the prisoners nor restrain his crew to guard them.  Will also captures two schooners bigger than him in the same fight, earning him great renown.
  Will gets captured a total of three times in this story, and manages to escape by his conduct and courage. In the end he marries a girl he saved from pirates, and lives to be a very old man with many children.

This is one of my favorite Henty's and aside from the main character being as old as I am during many of the feats he performed, it is a rather good book.

I hope that it will be on BTB very soon.

Friday, October 23, 2009

One book down two to go.

First: I finished By Conduct and Courage last night.  I recommend it to all of my peeps, and will soon have a book review on it in a couple of days/weeks.
Second: I started The Pirate City, and it is awesome.  Well written and exciting.
Last but by far not the least:  Douglas Bond is publishing his new Book!!!!!!  Guns Of Providence!  It is about the USS Providence, one of
John Paul Jones first commands in the American war for independence, and as you know I admire John Paul Jones and have read several Bios about him.  So, I really can't wait to read it!

~Calico Zak, who is ecstatic over 
Douglas Bonds new book!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Under Construction

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