If only it were TrueType or Postscript, I’d be using this octopus alphabet all the time.
Looks like something out of Hellraiser from far away… Creepy and cool.
It would certainly give you a leg up on the other bloggers.
Somehow I almost expect to see Cuttlefish poems written in this. or at least the first letter of each paragraph, like the old illuminated manuscripts.
An octopus-themed alphabet book, for strange children with exceptionally good taste?
I give it 24 hours on the outside until a “By your command” is heard.
A, b, c, d, e, f, g;
H, i, j, k, l, m, n, o, p.
Q, r, s, t, u, v,
W, x, w, and z.
Now I’ve said my ABCs.
Tell me what you think of me.
I love that song . . .
Use the squid alphabet, PZ. It will draw us deeper under your spell where we will be enabled to accomplish even more terrible things in your name.
@ 7: Why is there no “y?”
7: I dunno. Didn’t ask.
Crudely Wrott #7
Do you really want to know?
I love that song
Mozart wrote a series of variations on the music.
Actually Mozart’s variations were on Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. Totally different song. :o)
Same melody: ABC song, Twinkle Twinkle, and Baa Baa Black Sheep.
You can do them all in a round.
Yes, I have children. How did you know?
Sorry, Liz. I was shooting for sarcasm, but was pretty sure it wasn’t going to come across. I was a music major and had to dissect Twelve Variations on “Ah vous dirai-je, Maman.
Randyduck, we didn’t just have to dissect it; we had to write our own, thirteenth, variation. Somewhere I’ve still got a copy of that assignment.
As homework assignments go, it was actually quite a lot of fun.
BAAWA Knight of Blasphemy
“All but God can prove this sentence true.”
And you still don’t believe in God? Well, Cthulhu of course being God.
Sure beats the Shroud of Turin as a manifestation of the divine — not that it’s saying much.
That is amazing. Any chance your book will be typeset w/ the octopus alphabet?
So long as we’re on the subject…one of my Music History professors often stated that the only sacred music was Mozart; all else is profane.
Me? Well, Mozart wrote lots of good stuff, but I don’t think he can hold a candle to Bach or Stravinsky. And, as good as Mozart’s operas are, he’s got nothing on Verdi and Strauss.
He did write an awesome trombone aria in the Requim, though. I have to give him that. I just wish he had written more than valved tympani parts for trumpet. Shit, even Papa Mozart wrote a trumpet concerto; Wolfie had no excuse.
A is for Aquatic, which these animals are.
B is for Brachiopods which these are not.
C is for Cephalopod . . .
It would use too much ink.
Some horrible octopus serial killer is at work here evidently. Rest assured though, through incredibly good investigative work I?ve narrowed it down to a few suspects. It’s somebody that speaks English.
http://www.yourfonts.com/ might work…
…but I certainly don’t like octopuses enough to waste my time with a scissors.
It’s wrong, for one reason: the colour and textures don’t vary. It is not nearly funky enough.
In lieu of an octopus font, there’s always the Groupsex font?
octupus? Ah… looked like beards/moustaches to me at first glance.
he?s got nothing on Verdi and Strauss
That statement is MUCH more heretical than PZ’s on Sundays. Now I have a glimpse of how some people must feel reading this site.
I’m no music major, just a common listener, but I don’t agree with your teacher either — I side with those that say Mozart’s music is thoroughly human.
Oh, and the font is great.
(Sorry for not breaking paragraphs. It seems I can’t comment here properly.)
You can also sing “Oh Beautiful For Spacious Skies” to the tune of Gilligan’s Island.
I’ve been damned by people for mentioning that.
I would love for some artist to render the octopus font as a woodcut printed with octopus ink.
I emphatically encourage you to begin each of your posts using this typeset for the first letter of the body. It would be a welcome change to the stuffy, plain bold type that is so uncharacteristic of your blog.
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