FESTIVAL OFFERINGS: Freebies Galore
Just a short post to make everyone aware of some freebies associated with the mass market release of City of Saints in the UK. You can access them here. Screensavers based on the illos in the book, the short "trailer" I blogged about before, and also a very interesting Festival quiz. Find out what would happen to you if you happened to wander into Ambergris...Please let me know. I'm curious...
I just took it and got the following rather depressing result. Apparently, I should just be writing about the place, not visiting it...
FATED TO FIND (AND DIE BY) THE GRAY CAPS
You develop a strange fungal growth on your skin which slowly turns into a map of underground Ambergris. Stupidly explorative, you set off but the map soon disappears and you lose all sense of direction. You follow strange markings which lead you deeper into the cavernous network - you lose all hope of ever returning to the surface, especially when the Gray Caps steal your eyes. You die afraid and alone.
(Evil Monkey: "Hey--I heard something about setting a personal weightlifting record?" Jeff: "Yeah. I'm up to 250 lbs on the squat." Evil Monkey: "Ain't that special. Big deal. I can squat 450 pounds." Jeff: "Yeah, but you're almost seven feet tall and wide as a truck. I mean, you're more like a gorilla than a monkey." Evil Monkey: "I have to be tough. I got Anne Rice and George Lucas on my tail." Jeff: "If you say so." Evil Monkey: "And not only can I squat 450 pounds, but I can bend iron bars with my breath, crack walnuts with my butt cheeks, and I've got five books coming out in the next year." Jeff: Sigh. There's always someone out there who's more successful, isn't there?)