Wednesday, April 23, 2008

And the Day Keeps Dragon On

Today is the Feast Day of St. George, famed dragonslayer and patron saint of much of Europe, particularly England, which is a cool place in my book. Some fun things to do today in Britain are listed here, and assorted other news about this almost semi-holiday is here. I wanted to write about dragons in Lawndale once and even had part of a story involving Joanna the python and Trisha Gupty, but that one petered out, too. Dang.

It so happens that this is also World Book and Copyright Day, per UNESCO, which means it is a legitimate holiday but only for those of us who still like reading books. The day was created in honor of Shakespeare and Cervantes, both of whom either died or were born around this day, depending on which calendar system you use. That's right, tell whomever you are working for today that this is a legal holiday for readers, and if you are found reading a book and not doing any real work, UNESCO says that is all right with them. Daria would totally do it, you know she would.

  • A Little Vacation, by Doggieboy (Part 18): I haven't a clue where this is going given the last major twist, but thanks again to the author for leaving us hanging there, beating our computers in sheer frustration. (Part 17 uploaded to

Moar . . . um, more soon.


Anonymous said...

Poor Shakespeare. Dying on your birthday has to suck. (Unless you manage to snag a piece of cake before you go).

The Angst Guy said...

They didn't have any cake back then. The French monarchy had all of it, which was why they cut off Marie Antoinette's head because she was such a pig.

E. A. Smith said...

But Marie Antoinette didn't have any cake. Quinn said so!

The Angst Guy said...

Yeah, right, what does Quinn know. If I put it on this blog, you know it's true. Don't listen to some high-school bimbo when you can get the straight dope here.

Greybird said...

World Book and Copyright Day? A perfect occasion to play "Write Where It Hurts" on my *a-HEM! cough!* disc set. {g}

The Angst Guy said...

Well, if we copied it right, then it shouldn't be a problem!