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October 17, 2006

Posing For the Cover of Her First Punk Rock Album


Athena's reaction to this picture when she saw it, incidentally: "Good one. You should post it." It's terrifying how well she knows me.

I think I'll make a t-shirt out of that picture. Then Athena can wear it to school and give her teachers a heart attack. That would be cool.

For those of you worried that my adorable child has irretrievably gone over to the dark side, here's a picture of her posing winsomely with my author copy of TAD, in a Photoshopped field of mutton:

Of course, ask her which of the two pictures is her favorite. Yeah, her teenage years are going to be interesting.

Posted by john at October 17, 2006 07:25 PM

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John Scalzi | October 17, 2006 07:37 PM

Before anyone says anything: Yes, I know I said I wouldn't be posting again today. Hey, I can change my mind. Also, the writing is coming along fine, thanks.

Scott Mactavish | October 17, 2006 08:09 PM

Thanks for the bonus suckling mutton in there.

Scott Mactavish | October 17, 2006 08:10 PM

Your daughter's band could be the Funky Suckling Muttons. Say that three times without blowing a snot bubble.

Steve Buchheit | October 17, 2006 08:11 PM

dagnabbit, I wanted to make a comment about the suckling mutton.

Chang, stealing the internet from his car! | October 17, 2006 08:22 PM

Shippaklakka! I even apple-C'd and was already to apple-V this tidbit: I'm out of here for the rest of the day -- I have some work piled up I need to get to. Then I was circumvented. Or navigated. Or prevented.

Shoot, I need some dinner.

Chicken, not lamb.

Nathan | October 17, 2006 08:33 PM


You really gotta get outta the car more.

Byron | October 17, 2006 10:30 PM

Look on the bright side, her teenage years are also likely to feature a kickin' soundtrack.

AliceB | October 17, 2006 10:51 PM

The hope is that it's a kickin' soundtrack that she'll let you listen to.

jess | October 17, 2006 11:39 PM

I think that since you have a tradition of taking pictures of Athena with your latest book you should continue to keep the picture themed with the book and when The Lost Colony comes out you should take a picture of Athena looking lost with only a book to keep her company.

Kelsey | October 18, 2006 08:47 AM

Her ears look like horns and she kind of resembles a stoned Mr. Tumnus.

Nicole J. LeBoeuf-Little | October 18, 2006 11:08 AM

I was just going to say that she has particularly elfin ears. But I think Kelsey's right, and I'll amend it to "faun-like."

SAP | October 18, 2006 12:03 PM

With a name like Athena, you just know she was born to be in a riot grrl band.

Martyn Taylor | October 18, 2006 05:16 PM

Do you really have to ask which picture she prefers?

If you do, frankly, I predict a riot.

Nsh | October 19, 2006 04:06 AM

Would you be willing to elaborate on how you transformed a regular color photo to pencil B&W ?

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