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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 six cats. (The preferred term is "Insane Cat Gentleman.") 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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