Sunday, December 31, 2006

The Planet Bluetop

On "Bluetop" there are some very very unusual animals and birds. One of the birds is a Tigerbird. Bluetop is the only planet that is red with a blue top.

- Ricardipus, November 15, 1974 (age 7). Ysgol Coed Mawr, Bangor, Wales.



Now you know. The Orange-Necked Vulture and Spotted Giraffes are never explained. Presumably, the tigerbirds are sexually dimorphic, as one has a striped beak and one doesn't, although I suppose one could be a juvenile, or they could be different colour morphs or subspecies. Who can say?

This piece rated one red star, a checkmark, and the comment "Good - and a excellent illustration!" Little did the author realize he'd be recycling this, some 32 years later, in an excellent example of "how to make a blog post with no current content whatsoever".

Happy New Year everyone!

6 comments:

The Wrath of Dawn said...

Oh, that's just too cute!

And the fact you still have it is amazing. I have no drawings from my childhood.

Happy New Year, Ricardipus! May 2007 be filled with joy!

Ricardipus said...

...and right back at ya!

(Yeah, I know I wished you a happy 2007 on your blog already).

The Wrath of Dawn said...

Um, no actually you didn't...

But I'll accept the wishes from here!

30 more minutes to go...

zoe said...

what the hell were you doing in wales ???

nevermind, those drawings are .... different.

happy new year to the ricardipus family!

xx

Ricardipus said...

Zed - my dad was on sabbatical there for a year... in Benllech on Anglesey for a month or two, then in Bangor for the rest.

Misty said...

Awww, I want a Tigerbird :)

Happy New Year to you, and all at chez Ricardipus!

*mwah*