Sunday, December 9, 2012

CAVANAUGH .... THE ULTIMATE ALEX BLOGFEST

Hi all,


Welcome to THE ULTIMATE BLOGFEST.... Today we are honoring our friend and Ninja Captain, Alex J. Cavanaugh.

Blogger pals, Mark Koopman, Morgan Shamy, Stephen Tremp, and David Powers King are our hosts. So, make sure you drop by their blogs to say HI, and sign up! Honor our friend, Alex!

To join in the fun, all you need to do is answer these four questions ... and use these prompts ... Cavanaugh-Ninja-IWSG-Cosbolt-guitar.

And if you have a free moment, why not thank Mrs. Cavanaugh for sharing Alex with us... THANK YOU, MRS. CAVANAUGH... You are super sweet and ultimately patient to share Alex with us. We really do appreciate it! You must be just as special as him.

Now, here are the questions and MY answers ...


What does Alex look like?

I am always intrigued by bloggers who don’t post their picture. As for Alex, I see him as average height... oh, about five foot ten and a half. Tone, but not muscular. He plays the guitar ... and they are never super buffed.

Dark, but warm eyes. A dusting of grey on dark brow hair. And finally a single dimpled smile, with just a trace of laugh lines around the eyes. That’s how I picture our Ninja Captain.


Who could play Alex in a documentary? 

Hmm ... that’s tough. I am thinking Mark Ruffalo.

Who does Alex remind me of? 

Actually, no one. Alex is unique and one of a kind.

Flash Fiction:

Hushed fans hold their breath as nimble figures caress and strum a vintage 1968 Stratocaster guitar. No, it’s not Jimmy Hendrix ... it’s the one-and-only Ninja Captain Cavanaugh wailing the metallic masterpiece. 

Long gone are the days of writing space operas about Byron piloting Cosbolt and hosting the ISWG on his blog. 2000 mourning writers are now replaced by millions of heavy metal fans, lining up the night before to wait on line to buy a treasured ticket. 

Could he be happy in this new life? loved by music fans world wide? Or, could he possibly miss the writing community? What say you, Alex?

So, there you have it, My tribute to my buddy Alex. Thanks for all the support, care, and love you have given us over the years. TO YOU, ALEX! Enjoy your day!

Thanks for stopping by everyone. I will see around the blogosphere today visiting and honoring Alex. I am sure I'll see you there!

49 comments:

  1. Mark Ruffalo sounds like a great choice of what Alex might look like. You did a grand job of this tribute. Have a fun new week, Roland

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  2. You are SO my favorite, Michael! I love this. I think your description of Alex is spot on. Love the dimple idea and I think you nailed the physicality. And Mark Ruffalo... I can TOTALLY see that...

    And yeah, your flash was awesome. You, my friend, are a talent.

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  3. it'd be funny if you were wrong and alex WAS buff. oops!! great entry!

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  4. I'm just laughing at Tammy (in a nice way :)

    Roland and Morg are sweet in their responses, and Tammy comes in to crash the party with her awesome humor - I love me my Blogger Buds :)

    PS, Great job, Michael... interesting twist on what Alex may do in the future... nice :)

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  5. LOVE your piece of flash fiction :) Nice work Michael! and I want to hear Alex's answer to that question!

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  6. Good call on the Ruffalo casting.

    I wonder if he'd enjoy playing guitar ever night in a different town. Would be exhausting.

    mood
    Moody Writing

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  7. Awesome flash fiction about Alex. Thanks for sharing it.

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  8. Oh, but I would miss my writing buddies!
    I think the grey dust fairy worked overtime on my hair.
    Michael, thank you so much! Just honored to be part of this awesome community.

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  9. Very nice Bro! This is a great tribute you gave and a fun piece of flash fiction :)

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  10. Loved your description of Alex, you drew a really clear picture of the Ninja Captain in my mind. And your Tribute was excellent. (:

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  11. I think a lot of us will place Alex in the middle of a concert.

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  12. Wouldn't it be cool if Alex decided to do a concert and all his blogging buddies were in the audience?
    Karen

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  13. Mark Ruffalo. Hmm...yep. I can see that. Fun flash fiction!

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  14. Hehehe, after you mentioned Mark Ruffalo I could see that.

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  15. I love it. I forgot it's happy Alex day. He's such a great blogger and thank you so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog this morning!

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  16. I could almost hear the music! Great tribute, Michael :)

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  17. This is way cool! :D
    I don't think he would give us up...he is addicted, lol!

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  18. Nice tribute! And Mark Ruffalo, good one!

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  19. Nice metallic future in store for Alex. I'm sure he appreciates it! Good salute to a friend.

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  20. Mark Ruffalo is a perfect choice. I believe you've nailed it, Michael! :)

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  21. I love the single dimpled smile. A good description of Alex I think.

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  22. Mark Ruffalo? YES! I can totally see that. Just don't make Alex angry. You won't like it when he's angry. This is great, Michael. Thanks for participate'n! :)

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  23. A dimpled ninja... hmmm. Good job!

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  24. Great post! Alex is one of a kind :)

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  25. I have a feeling he'd miss us...orrrr maybe we'd all be in that crowd of rockers! A very nice tribute to thee one and only.

    Glad I could make you laugh - bad day yesterday?

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  26. You did a terrific job of answering the questions, Michael. Yes, Alex is one of a kind.

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  27. Michael, you are so amazing with your flash fiction. I would blush to try it!

    Happy holidays!
    Monti
    Mary Montague Sikes

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  28. Powerful description and sweet story!

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  29. Good tribute to an awesome buddy.

    Allison (Geek Banter)

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  30. Great tribute to our rockstar buddy!

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  31. Mark Ruffalo's a good choice. And if that's true, I hope to see Alex reveal his Mark Ruffalo abs on his blog one day. :D

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  32. That is exactly how I picture him, Michael! :) That was so well-written!

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  33. I wonder if you captured Alex's dream, to have all those screaming music fans. Inquiring minds want to know.

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  34. Lovely tribute! I'd go to Alex's concerts, for sure!

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  35. I'd love to go to an Alex concert. Heavy metal and hard rock are my kind of music.

    Mark Ruffalo is certainly a unique and wonderful choice to play our Ninja Captain. He's a huge talent and very unassuming like I imagine Alex to be.

    Awesome tribute, my friend! Loved every word.

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  36. Yep, with dimples and laugh lines. Wonderful description... I think :)

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  37. The flash piece was great Michael, very clever.

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  38. I LOVE Mark Ruffalo! Great FF piece too. Well done!

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  39. This was very nicely done!

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  40. Nice tribute! and description of Alex. I too am intrigued by bloggers who don't post their photos. So nice to see Lynda Young's lovely face, and Laura Diamond's, these days. And NOW WE WANT TO SEE Alex's REAL FACE and see if anyone was correct about what he looks like!! (that person wins a prize, yes?) :)

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  41. Great Flash. I could totally feel myself there at the Ninja Rock Concert. I used to follow the Grateful Dead, so I'm up for going on Alex tour :)

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  42. A lot of the flash fiction pieces seem to place Alex at a concert. It's definitely fitting. :)

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  43. Yay for Alex! Yikes, I had such an image of him in my head that I forgot we don't actually know what he looks like!

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  44. Don't think I should start picturing Alex as Mark Ruffalo--I'd totally crush!

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