The Star Thrower
Loki stands on the beach tossing starfish into the ocean. Another cat stops jogging to watch, then asks: What are you doing, kid?
Loki: Saving da starfishies.
Grownup Cat: You’re wasting your time, there must be thousands of starfish! You could spend all day on this beach and it wouldn’t make a difference!
Loki (holding up a starfish): I bet it makes a difference to dis one!
Loki goes back to tossing the starfish back in the ocean. The Grownup Cat joins him, and a dog walking on the beach approaches….
Homage to an essay by philosophical anthropologist Loren Eiseley
. I posted a version of this last week to (hopefully) inspire people to Help Miss Lillian get back on her Feet
. The auction is over, but you can still help by sending a gift via You Caring
. She has made tireless efforts to help animals in need on the internet for years, so your help would most certainly be paid forward many times over.
Following a massive redesign by Zazzle, one of the places Orange Cat Blues and Art for Geeks have a combined shop
, I've redesigned the Orange Cat Blues
and Art for Geeks
blogs. I used last week's Power Posing
poster as a basis for the comic strip in the shop banner since it reflects geekery, cats and social issues. I went with a silly old Ensign Fraidy comic strip with Lil Cthulhu at the Art for Geek's website on a background of papyrus just for something different.
I loved how the starfish comic turned out so much that I used it as a basis for the whole theme at Orange Cat Blues
. The combination of innocence and poignancy is just what I want for Loki's website, especially considering the book I'm trying to get out by October. And it was time to remove the Rainbow Bridge header.