Friday, April 10, 2015

A to Z Challenge – I – Cult Classics – The Iron Giant, Iron Maiden, I Am Legend, and More! Plus a Special Tribute…

Today I am visiting Damy at Daily (w)rite. She’s been a very special friend for many years, and I’ve really missed her presence on the A to Z Challenge Team. I’m discussing the ‘What If’ of writing, so be sure to stop by!


A to Z Challenge – Cult Classics – I
Movies-Music-Sci-fi Book-Bloggers-Dragon Term






Movie –

The Iron Giant
Based on a 1968 book, the story harkens back to a more simple and innocent time and features Vin Diesel as the voice of the giant. (It was also the first DVD I ever purchased without seeing the film first - and I was not disappointed!)



Music –

Iron Maiden – Piece of Mind
First album with the iconic Maiden lineup, this Platinum selling album was listed as one of the greatest metal albums of all times and included hits such as The Trooper.

Science Fiction Books –

I Am Legend – Richard Matheson
Influential in developing the zombie genre, this book was adapted at a film three times–The Last Man on Earth (1964), The Omega Man (1971), and I Am Legend (2007.)

The Island of Dr. Moreau – H. G. Wells
Published in 1896, this book explored moral responsibility and animal cruelty. Shortly after the book’s release, the first anti-vivisection groups were formed.



Bloggers –

Holly at I am HR Sinclair
Want to know more about gemstones? Learn some things about blogging? Have access to cookbooks full of tasty treats? Then Holly is your person!

Catherine Stine at Idea City
Want to meet an author of many genres? One who is supportive of others with book features and reviews? Then Catherine is the fire you need!

Dragon of the Stars Term –

Isadore
She is Hyrath’s current Queen, overseeing the Council and all districts. Isadore understands Hyrath’s position of power and wants to keep it at all costs.

Dragon of the Stars is out now!
Check out the site What Are the Kargrandes? for clues as to how they tie into the story.


And there is a Scavenger Hunt! An autographed copy of the book, bookmarks and swag, and $20.00 iTunes gift cards to the winner. Just visit the sites below and leave a comment – where do you think Mini-Alex is in the photo? Open until midnight April 11 – winner announced here April 13. Now go!
Melissa Maygrove * Eva Solar * Father Dragon Al * Suzanne Furness * Karen Walker * Dianne Salerni * Christine Rains * Nick Wilford * EE Giorgi * Murees Dupe * L Diane Wolfe * Helena * Tyrean Martinson * Robin * Heather Gardner * Jo * Lynda Young * SL Hennessy * Toi Thomas * Lori MacLaughlin * Jess at Author Tracker, * Truedessa, * Annalisa Crawford, * Patricia Lynne, * Lisa at Flash Fiction, * Julie Flanders, * Julie Kemp Pick, * Nicki Elson, * Mark Koopmans, * Sydney Aaliyah!

Special Tribute

This has been a wild week with a book release right in the middle of the challenge. I’d like to thank those who made this week awesome.

Thanks to those listed above who posted for the scavenger hunt. Some of you added it to your Challenge posts, which was awesome.

Thanks to everyone who joined the Thunderclap campaign. I saw the full list of everyone who signed up and it really meant a lot to me.

Thanks to those who pre-ordered or purchased my book! Some of you have already finished reading it, which just blows me away.

Thanks to those who posted on their own about my book -
Cathrina Constantine, Ellie Garratt, Randi lee, Elizabeth Seckman, Lisa Buie-Collard, Susan Gourley, Mina Burrows, Dani at Entertaining Interests, Yvonne Lewis, Elana Johnson, Lanise Brown, and Ella. All links go directly to their posts, which were touching and sweet.

A special thanks to Brandon Ax! He always draws a cartoon of himself with a dragon, and he did one in honor of my book. You rock, Brandon.

And a special thanks to Roland Yeomans for sending me on yet another wild adventure across the stars. Searching for the Dragon with Mark Twain and being accosted by Princess Aura – that could only happen to me!

Bottom line, you guys all rock! As always, I am humbled by the support. And I never even wanted to be an author.

And if you are still wondering about those Kargrandes…

Seen the Iron Giant? Fan of Maiden? Read the books? (Or seen any of the many movie versions?) Following those awesome bloggers? And who has helped you this week? Who would you like to thank?

Don’t forget to visit the awesome Damy!

116 comments:

Michael Abayomi said...

The Iron Giant is hands down my favorite animated movie. It never gets old. I haven't read I am Legend, but the film adaptation starring Will Smith was okay I guess. :)

Misha Gericke said...

I'm also a huge fan of The Iron Giant. It's just such a sweet story.

Catherine Stine's one of my fave bloggers and we blog together at Untethered Realms. :-)

Misha Gericke said...

Congrats on the book release!

Medeia Sharif said...

I'd like to see The Iron Giant. I believe I have a copy of I Am Legend. There are many I's in this comment.

Stephanie Faris said...

Wow--insomnia pays off. This is the first time I've been this high up in your comments. (There will probably be 12 more by the time I finish typing this!) I have to say the Thunderclap campaign was sheer brilliance. Can you add a photo to it, though? You may have noticed I always do Photo-tweeting because the marketing firms I work for say visual marketing is the best way to stand out in Twitter feeds. I'm guessing Thunderclap doesn't allow photos...

Jennifer Hawes said...

I absolutely love I Am Legend. It's so wonderfully suspenseful. When those mannequins move...OH MY WORD!! I love that movie. Wish it had a different ending:)

Elephant's Child said...

You are only reaping the kindness and warmth that you have sown. You may be humbled, but I doubt that anyone else is surprised that your kindness is being returned with interest.

M.J. Fifield said...

I saw the Will Smith "I Am Legend" movie. Well, at least I watched until something happened to the German shepherd. Then I was done.

nashvillecats2 said...

Who can forget Iron Maiden?
Pleased your book is doing well,also Thanks for the mention, very kind of you.

Have an enjoyable day.
Yvonne.

Lisa said...

Congratulations Alex on your book release

Jeremy Hawkins said...

It's funny... I have always been a fan of heavy metal music since 1985 and never really got to know Iron Maiden. I have never seen Iron Giant, though I love this kind of film. I have both score and soundtrack albums... It's Ironic I think.

Brandon Ax, great job... Roland, always makes it awesome.... then Damy... she is one of the best.

Jeremy

Nilanjana Bose said...

I'm a fan of both H.G. Wells and Damyanti. Miss her posts generally, but glad she's making her own rainbows. And I am off today to find yours! Unlikely to find the Dragon though, but I'mm hoping one of the earlier ones..

Best wishes and congrats again,

Nilanjana

Li said...

Island Of Dr Moreau! I haven't thought about that book in years. I actually read it in Jr High and I was absolutely horrified and had nightmares.
Congrats on pulling off your book launch at the same time as the A to Z and IWSG ! We may be a fantastic community, but you have been a huge part of building it.

Truedessa said...

Good Morning Alex,

I just wanted to let you know I started reading your book last night and I didn't want to put it down, but I had to get some sleep as it is a work day. I am looking forward to reading more over the weekend.

It is wonderful to see so many people reach out to help. There is goodness in so many hearts.

Love and light to everyone!

Cathrina Constantine said...

I'm sure it's been a crazy week for you, especially in the midst of the Challenge. You pulled it off nicely. I've seen your book and mini-Alex all over the world. Good Job!!!

Wishing you great success!!!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Michael, the book and earlier movies were better than the latest film.

Medeia. that made me chuckle.

Stephanie, it did have a photo though. I think it was only for Facebook and Tumblr. And I'm really glad I saw someone else doing a Thunderclap.

Elephant, thank you.

MJ, that was sad.

Yvonne, thanks for mentioning me!

Jeremy, that is ironic.

Nilanjana, Damy is just awesome.

Lisa, big thanks!

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

These are some great Is! I loved "Island of Dr. Moreau" and its creepiness. And Iron Maiden is now a classic. I still need to read "I Am Legend" (saw the Will Smith version of the film). And I didn't somehow realize Vin Diesel was the voice of the giant!

Donna K. Weaver said...

I enjoyed the most recent I Am Legend film with Will Smith the best. So creepy. Hubby prefers Omega Man.

Christine Rains said...

The Iron Giant and Iron Maiden. It's an Iron-awesome I day! :) Yay for Holly and Catherine. Two incredible ladies! My husband and I got a special treat last night. We discovered that our local PBS station plays MST3k every Thursday night! It was Hercules and the Captive Women. Thursday nights just got rocking. :)

Jo said...

I thought Isadore was a horrid person - the way she behaved at the end. Yuk.

Sarah Foster said...

I Am Legend was an interesting book. I've only seen the film version with Will Smith, and was not a fan. I've actually never seen The Iron Giant!

Karen Walker said...

No one deserves it more, Alex.

Yvonne Ventresca said...

I saw the last of the I Am Legend remakes, but not the first two.

Congrats on the launch!

Arlee Bird said...

I was just reading up on Richard Matheson last night after watching a couple of Twilight Zone episodes over the past week that he had written. I need to actually read more of his work. My favorite take on I Am Legend was Last Man on Earth, but I probably need to watch the more recent version again to reevaluate.

I didn't keep up with the scavenger hunt as I was on my own hunt tracking down bad links on the A to Z list and leaving comments on others. As you well know that is a job that keeps one busy and it's slow for someone like me. Sounds like your promotion is going very well though.

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
A Faraway View

Jeff Bushman said...

All great I's. I am a fan of Dr Moreau. The possibilities are endless. As a zombie/post apocalyptic fan I fancy myself in a world with few people. Not the world like the movie I am Legend though. That is just too scary for me.
Bushman
2015 A to Z Challenge Ambassador
@jwb81074

Rhonda Albom said...

I am Legend - great book, as is Island of Dr. Moreau. (I went with different Islands for I). Cool that people already read your book. I don't think I will get to it until after April. Don't know how you are getting it all done this month.

Mason Canyon said...

Some interesting topics for I. For some reason I thought of Iron Butterfly when I opened your post. Congrats again on your release this week. You've had an awesome (and extremely busy) week. :)

Dani said...

I've actually listened to the music, watched the movies, and follow the bloggers. Finally a day where I have done it all!

Julie Flanders said...

Congratulations on your successful launch, Alex! I'm sure your sales were great this week. :)

L.G. Smith said...

Congrats on surviving your successful book launch! Ha.

And my son and I watched Iron Giant SO many times when he was young.

T. Powell Coltrin said...

I've seen both movies made from the book I am Legend. (I think they were anyway.)

Lots of great news today.

Bish Denham said...

I'll have to check out The Iron Giant. I've read The Island of Dr. Moreau, but not I Am Legend.

Congratulations on your book release and the incredible amount of work you've done!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Truedessa, thank you! That's one of the best things an author can hear. You rock.

Thanks, Cathrina.

Elizabeth, that is his voice.

Christine, that is awesome!!

Sarah, the one with Heston was better.

Thanks, Karen!

Lee, that was the one with Vincent Price I believe.

Rhonda, I don't know either...

Dani, big score!

Mark Koopmans said...

Truly this week has been about teamwork and it's so *you* to spend much of your post thanking others when many of us wouldn't be here if it wasn't for *your* always-there support.

So, thank you, Alex :)

[This ends the compliment part of this comment... we return you now to our regularly scheduled virtual noogies]

Pat Hatt said...

I am legend movie was meh at best, after the dog died, it went down hill fast. Iron Giant is a great movie.

Wow, a ton of support indeed. Congrats at your feed

Tyrean Martinson said...

Love the cult classics! :) I'm following all or most of those awesome bloggers, and C. Lee has helped me this week - she's the Muffin Commando Squad leader supreme! :)

Chrys Fey said...

Iron Giant is an awesome movie.

I never read the book I Am Legend, but I have seen the movie. Does that count? Probably not. Shucks! :P

Stephen Tremp said...

Haven't seen Iron Giant in years. That was a classic that I passed down to my kids.

Off to Damy's now.

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Masterful book The Island of Dr. Moreau. H. G. Wells was a genius ahead of his time!

Southpaw HR Sinclair said...

I haven't thought about those books in awhile!

Thanks for the plug. How exciting. I've been out hunting for spring, but is hiding really well in these parts!

Southpaw HR Sinclair said...

I haven't thought about those books in awhile!

Thanks for the plug. How exciting. I've been out hunting for spring, but is hiding really well in these parts!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Mark, and that made me chuckle.

Pat, the dog dying sucked.

Chrys, close enough!

Leovi, yes he was.

Holly, you're welcome!

Jay Noel said...

My kids love Iron Giant. It's such a great movie.

I'm glad they went with the sad ending for I Am Legend. The happy ending was ok, but it didn't have the impact.

Island of Dr. Moreau is the ONLY H.G. Wells book I've never read.

~Sia McKye~ said...

Oh my, I actually know your I's. The only one I didn't watch was I Am Legend with Will Smith. Hubs watched it and I saw bits and pieces. Wasn't too happy about the dog, can you imagine that? I still have my Iron Maiden album. :-)

I purchased your book (and the first Cassa because I think he'll really like that one) as a gift for one of my son's friends. He saw my copy (and started reading) and wanted to borrow it. Um no.

Sia McKye Over Coffee



Liza said...

Looks like you are getting awesome publicity on our new release. Hooray to you and all those supporters! Do you ever stop and take stock In all you have accomplished in the last five years? Kudos to you. You are a perfect example of "What goes around comes around," Alex.

Carrie-Anne said...

I've never seen The Iron Giant, though I'm familiar with The Iron Man, the story it's based on, thanks to Pete Townshend's 1989 album.

Debra McKellan said...

I love The Iron Giant. I want to read I am Legend. Apparently the author hates all three movies.

John Wiswell said...

Iron Giant was so much better than I expected it to be! Full of character and personality. It's still impressive that Diesel didn't need his voice altered to play that robot.

S. L. Hennessy said...

I am Legend! I like the book even more than the movie. And yay for an awesome week for you and Dragon of the Stars. I'm already a 4th of the way through! I'm just loving Aden.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I am loving that cartoon and all the support that you've gotten/deserved.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

As S.L. wrote: I like the book more than the movies of I AM LEGEND. My favorite movie of it is THE OMEGA MAN.

I am so happy that you liked my tale of you being starnapped by Mark Twain and Princess Aura (from FLASH GORDON) "assisted" by Spock Bear! :-)

Cherie Reich said...

Congrats, Alex, on your book release! Now I need an Alex reading month so I can catch up on your books.

I loved The Iron Giant movie, and I hadn't realized I Am Legend was made into a film so many times.

J.H. Moncrieff said...

Sad to say, I haven't encountered any of your I's, but I've heard a lot about "I Am Legend" recently, and was thinking I might like it.

I'm pretty sick of zombies, though...I read that it was about vampires (which, somehow, I'm not quite sick of yet--unless they sparkle.)

Have a great weekend, Alex! See you tomorrow.

Spacerguy said...

I've pinned Dragon of the Stars. I never saw the Iron Giant. Thanks Alex for the goodies.

cleemckenzie said...

You've been one busy Ninja! Hope mini-Alex isn't exhausted from his travels.

Lexa Cain said...

I was surprised for a second to see you list I Am Legend as SF. But you're right - it's the same kinda thing as The Andromeda Strain (loved that one!)

Isadore is an awesome name for a queen!

Your Scavenger Hunt sounds amazing! Wish I had more time this week...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sia, wow! Thank you. I appreciate that. Yeah, borrowed books never seem to return.

Thank you, Liza. It does blow my mind when I think about it.

Debra, all three are very different.

John, I was really surprised as well.

Lauren, thanks - and awesome!

Roland, I did indeed enjoy it.

JH, in the book they are vampires.

Leem I don't know about Mini-Alex, but I'm beat.

Cassie Mae said...

Iron Giant is awesomesauce! I haven't seen that one in forever!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

The dragon drawing is cute.

I didn't like the movie version with Will Smith. The ending was sad and the dog died.

Tara Tyler R said...

i love that we are choosing complementary bloggers!

and that dragon drawing by brandon - how awesome is that!

i am legend - i knew there were 2 but didn't know there were 3! our current version is scary! and i hate the dog having to die =( but a good movie.

thanks for your continuous comments!

randi lee said...

Congratulations on all the e-press you've been receiving, Alex! Totally well deserved. I didn't know I Am Legend was remade three times! And I remember my Iron Maiden days....still wondering if my ears still ring from my semi-obsession with them in ninth grade...it didn't last.

Liesel K. Hill said...

Today's selections kind of put me to shame. I've never seen Iron Giant, nor read I am Legend or Island of Dr. Moreau. (I did see the 90s film with Marlon Brando, but it wasn't particularly great.) Kind of funny trivia about that book spurring anti-vivisection groups. Guess it makes sense, though. :D

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Loved your post at Damy's. Iron Giant is one of my favorite animated movies. My kids had it on VHS. Time to upgrade that. Glad you're surviving this very busy month. So far.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Loved your post at Damy's. Iron Giant is one of my favorite animated movies. My kids had it on VHS. Time to upgrade that. Glad you're surviving this very busy month. So far.

M. J. Joachim said...

I enjoyed the movie, I Am Legend, but I never read the book. I also enjoyed your post on Damy's blog.

Birgit said...

I have not seen the movie but I have seen Omega Man and I am Legend (Liked Omega Man better). I have read the HG Wells book and thoroughly enjoyed it. You have allot of love out there and that is so nice. You should be happy with your new book:)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Tara, we are! Fun, isn't it?

Randi lee, no more love for Eddie?

Susan, splurge and buy that DVD!

Birgit, I think Omega Man was the best of the three.

Cindy said...

I saw the Iron Giant years ago with my son. He wanted to watch it over and over again. At first I thought, oh it's a cartoon, but then I found myself not able to look away. It's good for all ages.

CA Heaven said...

Piece of Mind was good, and the next album Powerslave was even better, I think >:)

Cold As Heaven

Patricia Lynne said...

I love The Iron Giant. It is such a good film and always gives me the feels.

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Congratulations on your "quite a week" activities!

Haneen I. Adam said...

I loved I'm a Legend, the Will Smith film. I never read the book. I also saw the movie of The Island of Dr. Moreau years ago (the one with Val Kilmer), it freaked me out so bad I had trouble sleeping for days.

Liz A. said...

I bet you're so happy this week is behind you. Now for a nice long nap...

I did not know I Am Legend had three movies made from it. I knew about the last two, but not the 1964 one.

jaybird said...

Don't know how you managed a book launch right in the middle of the A-Z Challenge. Big props to you Alex.

I tried to watch I am Legend. Got up to the part where Will Smith's German Shepard is in danger. That's as far as I could go. I had to shut it off. I'm that much of a wuss!

Andrew Leon said...

Iron Giant is awesome. It made my wife cry.

I didn't realize I Am Legend is so old.

Jeffrey Scott said...

I remember the Iron Giant. It was a good movie I watched with my kids.
The Will Smith I am Legend was pretty good, thought not sure one of his best films.

J E Oneil said...

A lot of good ones today. Maybe someday there will be a version of I Am Legend that gets it right.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Aw, so sweet of Brandon to illustrate that for ya!

Elizabeth Mueller
AtoZ 2015
My Little Pony

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Enjoyed reading the 'what ifs' at Damy's blog. Iron Giant is always welcome - love Vin Diesel (Rriddick). Iron Maiden - yes! I'm thinking I saw Charlton Heston - The Omega Man (1971). The Island of Dr. Moreau - wild book, and I'm thinking a movie where the actor was the same guy who played in The Godfather? Glad to heart Thundrclap rocked!!

Stephen Hayes said...

I really liked the latest movie version of "I Am Legend" and my son told me to read the book, which I did and thoroughly enjoyed. So much was left out in the movie.

Catherine Stine said...

Gee, thanks for the shoutout! So very cool! I am going to do another lineup of great new releases on my blog and yours will be on it! I will let you know when.

L.G. Keltner said...

The Island of Dr. Moreau is a disturbing and thought-provoking classic.

Susan Kane said...

I am really enjoying your posts!

Flash to the past: Iron Man...Omega Man...Island of Dr. Moreau...

Charleton Heston was in Omega Man, and we watched in a college movie room, sitting in folding seats.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Cindy, yes it is.

Cold, it was a toss up.

Liz, yes!

JE, maybe!

Dixie, that would've been the last version with Marlon Brando.

Catherine, you're welcome!

Susan, glad you are enjoying them!

Helena said...

After the week you've had, Alex, you must be exhausted! You deserve to rest over the weekend after all your hard work.

Brandon Ax said...

I love Iron Giant it is one the movies I can't wait to watch again with the little one.

Glad to help it was fun drawing that particular picture.

Shell Flower said...

I have watched Iron Giant sooo many times, but it's good to the last watch. It was a real favorite of my son's when he was younger. I love that so many folks supported your book on their own. I'll have to check out the posts. Congrats!

D.G. Hudson said...

You deserve whatever support you get, Alex, and wish I could have joined in but with a move on the horizon and caring for hubs, it wasn't possible. The A to Z is a challenge to me for sure. . .I do like the name of the character you mentioned: Isadore.

I also like 'I am Legend', with Will Smith, just saw it recently again. Thanks for visiting my blog! Merci!

Pearson Report said...

WOW - lots going on in this post. Awesome how you are out and about, here and there, and everywhere.

First - I loved the Iron Giant - and The Island of Dr. Moreau.

Second - congrats on all the fun and excitement around your book. You deserve all the wonderful attention and support.

Sent with smiles, Jenny, Pearson Report
2015 A to Z Challenge Ambassador
@PearsonReport

Saumya said...

I haven't seen the Iron Giant and am clearly missing out. It is wonderful to see the support for your book. You are the most encouraging blogger I know and deserve endless success!

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Following your adventures is so much fun and never dull.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Helena, I am beat!

Brandon, appreciate you drawing it.

Shell, I was so thankful for all the support.

DG, no worries!

Jenny, thank you!

Saumya, thanks!!

Beverly, I don't want to be dull...

Kathe W. said...

awesome blogging Alex and thanks for taking the time to visit me! Cheers!

Empty Nest Insider said...

Congratulations on your successful launch, Alex! You definitely deserve having everyone in blogland cheering you on!

Julie

mail4rosey said...

I see your name tossed around a lot. The guru of writers they call you. Everyone loves you! :)

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

The Island of Dr. Moreau totally creeped me out. Now The Iron Giant I love and adore! He was a true Hero! And I loved the motorcycle dude, was his name, Nick?

All the best to you with the release of Dragon of the Stars!

Visit me at: Life & Faith in Caneyhead
I am Ensign B of Tremps' Troops
with the A to Z Challenge

The Happy Whisk said...

Glad things are going so well.

Cherdo said...

Loved "I am Legend" in print; the movie didn't do it for me.

Love "The Island of Dr. Moreau" and I'm trying to get my son to read it.

In the meanwhile, I'm thinking I need to get your books for him.

Tammy Theriault said...

Iron maiden. Only liked a few songs. Don't judge me... Ha!

Nick Wilford said...

The Iron Giant was one of my favourite books as a kid. Enjoyed the film too.

What a week you've had! Congrats on the amazing release. I hope you get a little R&R this weekend.

Clarabelle Rant said...

The Iron Giant is a great movie. I am a Brad Bird fan, so I've got high hopes for Tommorrowland!

You can find me here:
ClarabelleRant

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex .. just been over to Damy - it was good to visit her. So many bloggers have been giving you plenty of attention - for which you deserve each and every one of the accolades - sounds like the series will be hugely successful and I look forward to reading books 2 and three ..

Cheers Hilary

Beverly Fox said...

I LOVED the Iron Giant- it was funny and endearing and just plain ol delightful.

I've seen two incarnations of I am legend but never read the book.

And I'm just thrilled that you got the support so are so incredibly deserving of- you're one of the best guys around, Alex and I hope your Dragon finds endless love in the hearts of readers everywhere!

Michelle Wallace said...

Damyanti is an amazing writer - I LOVE her flash fiction!

Congrats on your "wild and wonderful week"!
Sounds like you had a blast!

Patricia Stoltey said...

The Island of Dr. Moreau is another of my favorites, and I'm long overdue for another read. Thanks for the reminder, Alex.

Fundy Blue said...

It's heartwarming to see all the support that you are getting, Alex! But then, you give so much of yourself to others, that it's not surprising that good things come back to you!

Lisa said...

I loved Iron Giant. Am still making rounds to find Mini Ninja, Thanks for the thank! You, as always, rock. Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

Sandra Almazan said...

I think I missed this post yesterday. Considering it was my first day back at work (my son was sick all week), it happens. And yes, I did finish reading Dragon to the Stars. I enjoyed seeing how much Aden changed over the course of the book.

Gail said...

Testing, testing. Am I coming through.

I answered, all is well. Something is blocking my emails.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Kathe, I will always visit you!

Thanks, Julie.

Rosey, guru? Just a dude with a couple books and even more guitars.

Cherdo, if you do, then thank you!

Nick, I did relax some.

Hilary, thank you!

Beverly, thanks - and appreciate that you visited all of my scavenger hunt sites.

Fundy, thank you!

Sandra, thank you!! I'm glad you liked it.

Gail, you got through, and good to hear!

Gail said...

The Omega Man was one of my favorite movies!!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Gail, it was definitely the better of the three!

Heather M. Gardner said...

This is what happens when you are great and you surround yourself with greatness. You cultivated this wonderful group, Alex, because you're a really good person. Never doubt!

I like Iron Maiden's stories in their songs. It's not all loudness with them.
I am Legend. Fantastic.

Great bloggers!

Heather

Mina Burrows said...

I loved Iron Giant! Great movie.

That drawing is adorable too!

Debra McKellan said...
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Toinette Thomas said...

I like Iron Giant too.
It's so amazing to see the love and support your friends, fans, and followers have and show for you. It's nice to be your friend.