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August 26, 2005

Where It Comes From

In case you missed it -- because it's really just too good to miss -- the picture of Athena promoting Scott Westerfeld's new vampire book Peeps:

Now, you ask, from what side of the family does that look come from? Let's ask her mother, shall we?

Hmmm. On second thought, you know, let's not. Unless you've got some garlic handy.

Posted by john at August 26, 2005 12:03 AM

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Justine Larbalestier | August 26, 2005 12:49 AM

You're blessed, Scalzi, blessed. Such a good looking family!

Jeff Porten | August 26, 2005 03:59 AM

Damn you, Scalzi. I literally jumped and gasped when that picture hit my eyeballs. So much for swinging by your site before bedtime for some relaxing entertainment.

Dean | August 26, 2005 10:29 AM


It's weird how creepy that is even though I know it's a manipulated photo.

Justin Anderson | August 26, 2005 10:36 AM

...even though I know it's a manipulated photo.

Uh. Right, sure. Of course it is.

John Scalzi | August 26, 2005 10:42 AM

Well, if it's not, then all the rest must be. Consider that.

James B Franks | August 26, 2005 11:13 AM

Heh, I printed and posted Athena's picture on my office door. It causes any co-worker, with girls, to shudder as they pass.

punkrockhockeymom | August 26, 2005 12:59 PM

Creepy kid pictures really really freak me out, John. For some people it's spiders, for others clowns; for me, the one way to guarantee a creepy crawly feeling up and down my spine is a picture of or a movie or story about creepy, scary evil little children.

John Scalzi | August 29, 2005 07:01 PM

You wanna know what? The picture really creeps out too, and I made the stupid thing. I get a shiver every time I see it.

Jon H | September 4, 2005 12:05 AM

So is the famous "Bat Boy" a first cousin?

Jon H | September 4, 2005 12:06 AM

Another thought: You should do a READ poster for the ALA, in a similar vein.

They apparently offer or sell kits which include template materials so that libraries can create posters that follow the design, but with different photographs.

erin | September 8, 2005 04:09 AM

ok, honestly? that scared the crap out of me. i'm going to go remove all the japanese horror movies i recently added to my netflix queue for extra measure.

huuuaaaahhhh! *shuddering*

winter rose | February 11, 2007 09:26 PM

that lettle girl has encredibly falk niles ooooww and the eyes are so scary . am so scared yeas i am
...... i got aquestion....... where the hell is har tang!!??

winter rose | February 11, 2007 09:26 PM

that lettle girl has encredibly falk niles ooooww and the eyes are so scary . am so scared yeas i am
...... i got aquestion....... where the hell is har tang!!??

Shan | March 19, 2007 07:44 PM


Shan | March 19, 2007 07:52 PM

ps- how did ya do the eyes? thats pretty sweet! yet still creepy!! wow..pretty M-azin wat technology can do these days..haha..I want to be a VAMPIRE! the book Peeps was an extremly good book! as was Twilight! heehee! Dude, my heart is pounding outta my chest! thats sooo scary! The mom isnt as creepy as the poor child. haha! I've got my nose in The Last Days right now! soo yeah..i think vampires r coolio! bi bi..thats an extremly long post! hahaha

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