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Thursday, 24 November 2016

Tigers, real, robotic and quirky

I came across this beguiling video from the World Wildlife Fund...


...and it occurred to me that tigers have been on my mind lately. In The Trouble with Time, Floss is stalked by a tiger in a deserted London in 2180; one of the last actions of the last keeper at Regent's Park Zoo was to release the big cats into the depopulated city. In soon-to-be-published Dreams of the Machines, the man who invented time travel has also made a robotic tiger. In one timeline in the novel, by 2145 they are extinct. I do hope this will never happen in real life - after all, if humanity lacks the will to save the tiger, we are not likely to manage to save anything else, including ourselves.

On another tack, I've been branching out into costume jewellery lately. Inspired by Mortal Engines, where one character has a necklace made from CDs, I've been making jewellery from CDs. I've launched a shop on Etsy, and it seemed only reasonable to call it Quirky Tiger.

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  1. I hope this finds you and yours doing well. May we display your header on our new site directory? As it is now, the site title (linked back to its home page) is listed, and we think displaying the header will attract more attention. In any event, we hope you will come by and see what is going on at SiteHoundSniffs.com.

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    1. Hi Jerry! I had a look at your site, and I'd be happy to have my header on there as long as it's not stretched, as some of the headers seem to be. Mine is less square than the space available. If it would help, give me the dimensions and I can send you an adapted header with white strips top and bottom.

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    2. Thank you so very much for giving permission. You can see your linked header under All, Literary and the United Kingdom. If you could say something (preferably good) about SiteHoundSniffs.com here and there, I would greatly appreciate it.

      P.S.: I tried a different approach to copying your header, and it turned out not scrunched up at all when resizing it to the standard 300x150 pixels. I hope it looks good to you.

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  2. Oh that tiger, it's on my wish list for when I get to heaven.

    Must try harder...

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    1. I wonder if there's a tiger who wants an Anna when he gets to heaven?

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  3. Now there's a thought! Let's hope we find each other.

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