Tuesday, April 3, 2007

I'm Zoe!

I hate cutesy quizes that determine what breed of cat or colour of dryer lint you are but over at O'Donnell Web he has a link to the, "What Firefly Character Are You?" test. Who could resist that one?

I am ecstatic to announce that I am Zoe Washburne, war vet and second-in-command to Captain Mal.

I love the character and I adore Gine Torres who should be the first and last choice for Wonder Woman if they ever get around to casting the damn movie.

I have to admit, there's one other quiz I like. It's the original Geek test and by it's account I'm a Major Geek.


Melchior del DariƩn said...

Hey, Dawn!

This is so cool! (Both the blog and the Zoe thing.)

I've been following this blog with interest; though my wife and I don't have kids yet, we are in the process of adopting.

One other thing I've been thinking about talking to you about for some time: I've got two writing projects that have been slowly coming together in my mind that both involve women with ties to Canada. Would you be interested in providing the art for them?

One is a graphic novel bio of Elizabeth Bishop, who spent some improtant time in her childhood in Nova Scotia; the other is a graphic bio of the exploits of the Canadian explorer Mina Benson Hubbard, the first non-indigenous person to cross Labrador.

While I'm sure that I could script these stories, I'm also dead certain that I could never provide the artwork for them. So I'm asking if you'd be interested in working with me on them. You already know I'm a fan of your work.

So here's my pitch. These are both great human stories about women who are, for different reasons, heroes of mine. If you don't already know about them, I think you (and your kids) will like them, too.

On the where's-the-time-going-to-come-from question: since we both have other gigs, let's consider these to be "slow gestation", "years to develop" projects. There's no deadline pressure (since there's no promise of publication for either project [yet]). However, the flip side is that the work could adapt itself to our schedules. Either book could just become one of those marvelous it-took-a-decade-to-finish projects that would amaze and interest people.

Sorry for the long post, but I didn't know how else to get in touch with you to talk about this. Let me know what you think. (My email address is listed at my blogger profile page.)

Dawn said...

Thanks for following this blog! With our switch to a slightly more formal homeschooling style I've been concentrating more on the homeschooling then the drawing and I've been feeling pretty guilty about that.

As for your offer I'll email you. Suffice to say I was simultaneously scared shitless and completely thrilled with the idea with is a good indication that I should grab the opportunity to work with you. :)