So today's blog topic is one from my random topic, number generating files. I asked http://www.random.org/integers/ for a number between one and 41, and it came up with #7, which is of course the most powerfully magic number, and so logically corresponds with Misattribution—my SUPERPOWER.
Defining Misattribution: You know those squares at Microsoft don't even believe it's a WORD, which is baffling. Misattribution is the action of intentionally mishearing or misinterpretting, preferably to turn what was said into something sexual in nature.
Historic Examples (and by Historic, I mean... you know... me)
The discussion was on Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the remake.
I said, “I liked Gene Wilder's version better. Johnny's Willy was a little to creepy for my yum factor.”
Stacy... proceeded to poke fun at me, because though I innocently MEANT Johnny's portrayal of Willy Wonka, well... you can imagine what SHE saw... (in fact this may have been the awakening of my SUPERPOWER)
Yesterday my friend Cheri Channeled Rita Skeeter for a guest post at Burrowers, Books & Balderdash... She was having weather issues because it snowed two feet in Arkansas (if you can believe that) so she was a little behind and sent me THIS when she sent the post:
You have mail... I fully expect to be sent to the dungeon in chains. ;)
I saw that yesterday morning after I'd already checked my email, so I responded:
Got it! Up in 6 minutes!
No problem, eh? But when I was checking Facebook later in the day... my eyes IGNORED one crucial character *cough *
So I said, “so I just saw my comment and my brain ignored the exclamation point and I wondered who was being obscene and then saw it was me... “
Now you might think it doesn't COUNT if you misattribute your OWN words, but in reality, I think you get double points.
But the BEST thing about Misattribution...
Is people see the word, and they misattribute what it says... Nine times out of ten people see that word and are thoroughly convinced it says.... well what do YOU see?
So there... Misattribution is a skill worth nurturing... see that you all give it a try this weekend...
So my buddy the Beer Wench, Liz, who I interviewed a while back about her short story being picked up, turned that story into a book deal. The BOOK was partially first posted on her blog and removed, and you all know the nature of serials, yes... each episode is both self contained, and aimed at bringing the reader back for more?
Well as it turns out, this book deal, is poised to be one of the first... get this... you won't be able to believe it... 'pick your own EROTICA'... the reader gets to make decisions and that sends them into their next little fantasy segment! Beer and sex, all YOUR CHOICE!
Read more about it HERE. (there is lots of eye candy, too!)
So there! I hope you all have a great weekend!