Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Tell Me Another One, Do

When you're feeling a bit weary of listening to politicians spouting their convoluted messages, and you can no longer bend your mind to fathom out how nations can go bankrupt, cue a simple tale from the mind of a small child.


Behold, a castle, where an angry King glares from his window, second from the left. He's angry because none of his daughters will get married. They are the occupants of the remaining upstairs rooms. The one empty window that could qualify as upstairs, isn't, because it doesn't have a brown frame...okay?

One daughter is particularly troublesome. She hangs upside down from the ceiling all day long, her hair flowing beyond her open window and straight into her father's face, where it gets tangled up in his crown. This makes the already angry King turn red all over. The upside down daughter is oblivious, and sets about filling a bucket with water, which she then empties over a turret.

The End

Now, wasn't that so much easier to get to grips with? No?


Well, consider this group of friends. They're dancing at a party, and although the effect has probably been lost in the scanning process, silver is fairly prevalent. In fact the girl, second from the left, is from Africa, where all girls wear silver trousers. The boy holding her hand (and possibly stamping on her toe) is a brother, complete with small orange hairband. The lost soul at the extreme right has opted for a long, thin, pink dress, with hood. The hood was uncomfortable with a hair-slide worn beneath it, so it's being worn on the outside, in a very chic and perpendicular fashion.

14 comments:

  1. Persuasively wrought...& pretty funny too.
    I stopped by from Friko's blog. ~Mary

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  2. Hahahaha - much easier to understand than politician speak!

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  3. there is deep wisdom here - I think the pink lady is from the Middle East and has rebelled against black!

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  4. Much easier to understand!
    It makes perfect sense, anybody can see that.

    Now, talking about those politicians, they should all be locked up in the turret of the castle where the princesses could be rude to them and make dreadful noises all day and all night, so they would never get a wink of sleeps. At all.

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  5. A chip off the old blog, maybe?

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  6. Oh these are superb! Thank you so much for showing them to us. There is far more sense in these narratives and illustrations than most of what we are told in the news these days.

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  7. It is fun to see the drawing skills progressing, as well as to learn the stories that inspired.

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  8. Is that Rebekah Wade screaming out of that first window on the left. My goodness, you have just invented children's drawing 24!

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  9. Alan - "children's drawing 24"? No way!

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  10. Those are my kind of stories! LOL ♥

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  11. You gave me a good chuckle, thank you!

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