Of sci-fi and coffee mugs

I have a giant coffee mug (holds about half a gallon — no exaggeration), but it’s plain white, which is sometimes rather boring (and also the color of vanilla ice cream and Moby Dick: a color which I don’t think is ugly, but sometimes these things need to be pointed out anyway), and earlier this year I had an idea to paint it with the mission patch design for the Roald Amundsen, assuming I could come up with something for that.

A few weeks ago, Paul started making preliminary sketches for the patch.

The mega-mug, undecorated, with a pen and a book to show scale.

It is possible, if “that novel” and its sequels/prequel sell well, that I’ll decide to make normal-sized mugs with that design available for sale on CaféPress or wherever. (We need to set up a CaféPress account anyway, so we can make those “Everybody wave…” t-shirts. And occasionally I think it would be funny to wear a shirt with GMO written across the front, but hardly anyone would get the joke, and a lot of people would be offended because they’d think I was advocating unsound agricultural practices… I’m not a plant, friends, and I’m at least ninety-eight percent human.)

Wow, that tangent went places I didn’t expect (not noticing the vectors today, I guess 🙂 ), although I should have.

Anyway, the mega-mug with a mission-patch design for the Amundsen makes sense in-story, too, as a joke about how much coffee the Amundsen‘s captain drinks. It seems like the sort of thing Mike would give him, and at least this joke wouldn’t have any… unforeseen consequences.







About Thomas Weaver

For several years, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom (editor). I'm physically disabled, and I currently live with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have eight cats. I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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2 Responses to Of sci-fi and coffee mugs

  1. M. Oniker says:

    Yay for tangents. Although I claim to be a coffee fiend, if I drank from that mug I’d be high on the ceiling for days. Hey…isn’t that a song? :::goes to look::: Yup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oY_A4qTUhsc I can’t conceive I’m even there…

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    • For whatever reason, I’m not affected by caffeine (which is better than what happens to my clone-sibling: HE falls asleep if he has too much), although I’d never drink that much coffee anyway. *does math in head* That’s about equal to six to eight normal-ish mugs of coffee, and I don’t think I’ve ever had more than four in a day. 🙂

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