Posted by Angela Ackerman
I'm jumping on the craze sweeping the blogosphere by posting pics of my own Nerdery, where the scary things happen.
Here, zombies fight over false teeth, pirates risk life and limb for treasure and bullies get what's coming to them. Battles are won and lost, rules are broken and sometimes the dead refuse to stay dead.
All of this is stealthily hidden behind a façade of clutter piles, books, school forms and hand-made valentines. French Vanilla scents the air to cover the cloying odor of mayhem and madness, and a super-posable Aragorn keeps watch from his collector's edition box on top of the printer. *pets Aragorn*
To know me is to know one very important fact: I love Lord of the Rings. Up on the wall I have my LOTR miniatures: Frodo, Sam, Aragorn, Gandalf on his white steed and of course, the four Ring wraiths.
South Park's Kyle and Kenny hang out on my filing cabinet, trying to devise a way to bring down Cartman while trying to avoid all things sharp and dangerous in hopes of giving Kenny the best chance to live through another day.
Did anyone spot the lumpy stuffed white sock on the shelf above the printer? If you did, go ahead a have a brownie. That's one of my most prized possessions--my oldest gave that to me when he was four. He painstakingly glued on some red craft hair and eyeballs, but the eyes have long since been lost. He brought it to me as I was working on my first story, a picture book called, 'A Frog Named Flamingo.' He said it was to keep me company when I was writing so I wouldn't get scared (in my old house, my computer was in a dark and dingy corner of our unfinished basement). Its been my mascot ever since.
Thanks to Susan (http://sandmore.blogspot.com/), where I found out about the Nerdery and Thomas (http://www.tappitytappity.blogspot.com/) who started the idea of posting our writing spaces. Why not stop on by and say hello, and then add your Nerdery to the tour? (Apologies for the lack of links--we're experiencing technical difficulties here, so you'll have to cut and paste until I get it fixed.)
Mr. Chainsaw personally sends a challenge to The Toasted Scimitar to show us their writing places! Muahhhaaaahhhaaaa!