Thursday, June 01, 2006


SCRIBBLER, n. A professional writer whose views are antagonistic to one's own.

2006 Update: A qualified physician or critic.

Big news, y'all. Indie, after an extended "sabbatical" has posted his pyramid story. For those of you who are new to blogging or this corner of it, Indie is one of the writers I look up to, although not necessarily for work ethic. Please go to his site and read his story then come back here so we can discuss it.

And Rabbit, Rabbit!

A note for those who may not be used to my sense of humor: The line about coming back here to discuss Indie's story was a joke. The Synchronicity of Indeterminacy is a great place to discuss his stories.


Minka said...

and how ingenious is it, that you found a scribbling bunny?! Hase, hase!

Indeterminacy said...

Damn! I wanted to be first, but I guess it's also cool to make it into the actual post. Thanks for the mention!

Yeah, my work ethic isn't all that great. I usually read your blog when I should be working.

dddragon said...

Rabbit Rabbit

(doug probably is the cause of lots of non-work)

And Goa'uld has posted. just sayin'

Anonymous said...

Gasp! You are talking about me today!

The Scribbler.

That's my villainess Batman name. The Scribbler. I run around in leather, writing naughty scenes corrupting Gotham then I seduce Batman. Because, well, he's fabulously wealthy and runs around dressed like a bat. Who wouldn't seduce that?

Doug The Una said...

Hase, Hase, Minka! Hail the restoration.

Indie, thanks for being a good sport.

Rabbit, rabbit, Ddd! That's not a good trait in a manager.

Um, me, Jenna?

The amoeba said...


    A keyboard. How quaint. - Scottie

Square pyramids, Indie? That's some imagining. Almost as bad as Omniscience dividing objects into three halves.

But doesn't that risk a turf war with Robin, Jenna? Hey, if I dressed up like a bat ... naah. But I suppose if an amoeba can have false feet, there's nothing stopping one from having false wings.

Unknown said...

i suspect Jenna/Scribbler and The Riddler are the same since he has all those question marks scribbled all over him

Sasa, Sasa!

Kyahgirl said...

Scribbler: the little bound, lined books we did our schoolwork in a kids.

That Indie-he's quite a scribbler. I Like the magic bathtub idea.

Jenna, surely you could scribble something hot about that :-)

Rabbit, Rabbit!

G said...

That's some impressive scribbling Indie (if I may be so infomal). I will have to go back and read on. Nice to meet you.

Okay, maybe I'm not up on all "thing's Doug" - but what is Rabbit Rabbit? I mean I like the cute pink rabbit on the pencil case. Is it a John Updike reference? A Pink Floyd reference?

I'm scribbling other ideas...

G said...

Square pyramids? Maybe that's the place referred to in another John Prine tune, Pretty Good: "Up in the sky an arabian rabbi fed quaker oats to a priest?"

still scribbling...

Evil Minx said...

A scribbler is the partner to a scrabbler. A scrabbler being what i am every morning as i desperately scrabble around attempting to grab everything i need to take out the door with one hand, and the blessed offspring in the other.

(Doug what is it about you that makes me write compulsively about my children every time I come here? You have a lot to answer for! You're making me into a-- gah! -- mommy blogger. Yikes!)
*Deep and heavy sigh*

[BTW, I checked out Indie on your suggestion. I like it there too. thanks!]

Doug The Una said...

O Ceallaigh, sometimes it all comes down to the right prosthetic.
"All of Gaul has been quartered into three halves"-Julius Caesar.

Hahahahaha, Cowgirl!

Karma, you can tell them apart because the scribbler has hickies.

Kyahgirl, have your kids even seen one of those?

g, you are not only on the blogosphere but more specifically you are in one corner of the Pezosphere. The explanation is here and tell Dddragon hello.

Doug The Una said...

Minx, I rib him a lot, but Indie is one of the best writers on the web. Time spent there is time well spent. I didn't mean to make the Evil Minx a Doting Mom. I typically don't have that affect on women.

The Village Idiot said...

Damnit! Here I sit, thinking I had it all figured out and Jenna beat me to the batman villan what am I going to do with my leather catsuit?

Anonymous said...

you can tell them apart because the scribbler has hickies. Heeeeeey now. I have no need for decorations on my leather outfit. I'll be recognized by the ibook strapped to my back (behind it's bulletproof shield of course...must protect the sacred laptop.) My outfit is too stylin' to be riddled with question marks.

VI: You can be The Eraser! Because sometimes The Scribbler needs to eliminate mistakes and so a henchman is needed. Not that I, y'know, make mistakes. Not a lot. If any really.

Kyahgirl said...

Doug, of course they have. I made sure they have them so I can continue to relive my childhood through them.

I'm glad you gave the link to the Rabbit, Rabbit thing to g. You are contributing to the slow, inexorable Pezification of everyone in our piece of the blogosphere.

The amoeba said...

the slow, inexorable Pezification of everyone in our piece of the blogosphere.

But does that make Actonbell the Tic Tac manqué??

I can see mine now: Purple Paisley Protist Pez.


Indeterminacy said...

Doug: I'm terrible at sports Always hated gym. But my kid is getting into baseball now, and he's already better than I am.

O Ceallaigh: It's not so hard. You just have to squish them right.

Kyahgirl & G: Actually, in high school I was quite well known for my scribbling. The class even got together and awarded me the Prescription Award, person most likely to become a doctor because nobody could read what I was writing. Even I have trouble when I go back a few days later. Maybe I'll scan in a rough draft someday.

Thanks everyone for stopping by!

Anonymous said...

I can't define it you all did so well. I do like that word though and now want to use it.

Yay, Indie is back.

Anonymous said...

me, i hate this - it's because I'm a scribbler isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Scribbler, n: a 3 year old with a crayon.

Rabbit, Rabbit!

G said...

This working is really getting in my way...Okay, well then Rabbit Rabbit to all of you.

Dddragon - I left a comment at the link Doug provided. My kids noticed you before I shooed them away the other day. (Well, I think Jenna was the next comment. Nuf said.) M1 yelled to M2 who looooves dragons - look M2 a draaaagon! Now would that be D-d-dragon or a draawn out D - ragon?

Now I am just getting to know everyone - it's scary.

My husband accused me of being obsessive about this, to which I replied at least I'm not addicted, at least it's not heroin. Then, Puppytoes comes along with a scribble link. oy vay!

Fred said...

Now you tell me. I already jumped over there, studied it, and was ready for a quiz. The teacher in me...

Jamie Dawn said...

Scribbler: My penmanship most of the time. I really CAN write nicely, but why take the time? I get the feeling you have awful penmanship. Do you just leave a paw print?

My next stop is Indie's place.

Doug The Una said...

Village Idiot, that's so easy I'll let someone else have it.

Jenna, the Scribbler and The Eraser. Maybe you've been publishing in the wrong medium. You know Dddragon's a first rate artist.

Kyahgirl, what do you get when you cross a Unitarian with an evangelist? Someone too smart for religion who goes into every nation to spread the good news.

O Ceallaigh, I even googled Tic Tac Manqué and still have no idea what you're asking. But probably.

Indie, I love that your son is learning baseball in Germany.

Alice, you are absolutely a scribbler and an anonymous one at that.

Puppytoes, thanks for a link to something else addictive. Good thing our clients don't actually need help. That is fascinating by the way.

G, I'm sure you can quit anytime you want to.

Sorry, Fred. But learning is its own reward.

Doug The Una said...

Jamie Dawn, usually a tooth mark. And seriously, my handwriting would be appalling if anyone realized it was handwriting.

Anonymous said...

Oh no, I'm in the right medium. Absolutely. It's naughtylicious. Plus then my avatar would be sooooo inappropriate.

mireille said...

Even for those who are used to your sense of humor. Just sayin' xoxo

G said...

Me too Fred - I was waiting for a quiz!

The Village Idiot said... are such a giver!

Alana said...

It's why we have two hands. One to scribble important WITH with and one to scribble important info ON.

LeMas. said...

one man's scribble is another man's children's drawing posted on the fridge.

Sar said...

Oh boy, I missed all the fun it seems. Well hello and Rabbit Rabbit everyone!

We had a word today - is it too late to play?

Scribbler: The verbal inclined of doodlers.

Sar said...

Yeah that would be verbally. It's the end of the day and my brain is fried.


Hey Karm, my verifier is jourir. *snicker*

Evil Minx said...

No offence taken Actonbell, your definition was better than mine... heh.

So much so that here's another one:

Scribbler: The under-3-year old that does murals.


Doug The Una said...

Jenna, it's been too long since you were in a comics store.

Point taken, Mireille.

OK, g. In 50 words or less, what was Nefi's motivation and was she Mormon?

Idiot, I keep on giving, too.

Squaregirl, that's pretty funny. Appointment tattoos too?

Masil, it's a plague either way.

Of course not, Actonbell. You are too REFINED! Rabbit! Rabbit!

Sar, the meaning was very witty. Kind of late for you to be getting here, isn't it?

Doug The Una said...

Minx, I know it's a little late for this but you can buy birth control at the same place you get your turpentine.

Anonymous said...

Doug: where do you shop? heh heh...

Scribbler, part deux: that would be this.

(i'm obnoxious... i know. i'll stop now. promise)

Jamie Dawn said...

I wonder if Indie scribbles his story ideas on a napkin or piece of scratch paper. I suppose when a good idea comes, he is likely to use his shirt sleeve in a pinch.

When I sign my name real pretty, like when signing a card, I sometimes put a heart instead of a dot over the i in Jamie Dawn. Yes, I'm THAT kind of person.

G said...

Less than 50 words - Nefi was a he not a she (reference topic at Sar's today). In my quick research, former Jew didn't know what to do, didn't like his American name Norman and so became a Mormon. Ways became evil and so now used as an acronym that cannot be printed in so genteel a place.
What? It's late.

Miz BoheMia said...

By your definition then I am a scribbler of all things Spanish... ie... stupid...

Hmph... what does that say about me?

Scribbler... a mirror created via the pen that reveals the true nature and soul of its guide...


mqpni: Mary the Queen pees nicely inside?

Hey, I tried! I did ask Karma for help some posts back but was I even acknowledged. Noooooo!

Doug The Una said...

Puppytoes, at the hardware store! Those were two very cool links. I liked the first one best.

Jamie Dawn, those hearts and smilies always sadden me. Shoulda guessed.

G, I hope you slept well.

Lammy, last I checked I had zero votes, which proves people do understand my sense of humor. The White Dog had a good one. I voted fpr Weirsdo, but partly because a dog's crown is on the inside.

Miz B, whatever it says about you, you're still the gypsy queen, the yoga master, and the doyenne of phalli.

Kyahgirl said...

*snicker* 'the doyenne of phalli' (you are such a naughty dawg!)

somehow, it really fits though doesn't it? Miz B-you have a new moniker that will not be easily uprooted from my mind!

Anonymous said...

Doug: your hardware store sells birth control? now you're just scaring me!

glad ya liked the links... the second one is pretty cool once ya click the button after you scribble (i think). i find it hypnotic. and a visually interesting means of wasting time! : D

Miz BoheMia said...

*sigh* I know Kyahgirl, I know... but hey, I guess he is truly living up to his big brother role and teasing away but hey, I CAN live with that!

Doug, I do like me them titles, especially Gypsy Queen and yoga master!?!? *GASPETTY GASP* As for Doyenne of phalli, I am afraid it is my lot in life!