Cheers, Cavanaugh Blogfest

The day has finally arrived! Today approximately 120 odd bloggers will honour Alex J. Cavanaugh, via a specially-designed blogfest.

                                                     

INSTRUCTIONS

So, here's the four questions:

  • In +/- 20 words, what does Alex look like?
  • In +/- 20 words, who could play Alex in a documentary? (Living or dead.)
  • In +/- 20 words, who does Alex remind you of?
  • In +/- 100 words, (excluding the title) write flash fiction using all these prompts:
  • Cavanaugh
  • Ninja
  • IWSG
  • Cosbolt
  • Guitar
 
For Bonus Points:
  • In +/- 40 words, leave a comment for Mrs. Cavanaugh – thanking her for sharing 
  • Join the Linky List
  • Be a follower.
  • Post your 200 (total) word contribution Monday, Dec. 10.
  • Have Fun!

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WHAT DOES ALEX LOOK LIKE?

The fresh-faced appeal of 2 Canadian 'hotties' Ryan (Gosling and Reynolds) Spanish 'hottie' Mario Casas and throw in the physical allure of Hugh Jackman. Voila!

 

WHO COULD PLAY ALEX IN A DOCUMENTARY?

Definitely Johnny Depp. He has an eclectic kind of coolness. He is always true to himself and he DOES play excellent guitar!

 

WHO DOES ALEX REMIND YOU OF?

He reminds me of nobody else. Alex is unique. He is totally comfortable in his own skin. There is only one of him.

 

FLASH FICTION:

Alex J. Cavanaugh, Ninja blogger and founder of the 50 000 member-strong, inter-continental group IWSG, which hosts an annual writers convention in different parts of the globe, has just signed a six-figure deal with MGM to turn his No#1 New York Times bestseller, Cassastar, into an epic movie, complete with Cosbolt, the state-of-the-art spacecraft, which is being sponsored by none other than NASA itself. His house boasts a one-acre Astro turf lawn, a personal movie theatre, and he drives a Bugatti Veyron. His recent guitar collaboration with John Petrucci of Dream Theatre went viral on social media within 20 minutes of release.

 

THANK YOU, MRS. CAVANAUGH

They say that behind every successful man, is a successful and hard-working woman! Thank you, Mrs.C, for sharing Alex with us all.

 

And that's a wrap! Thanks to the organisers of this unique blogfest: Morgan Shamy, Mark Koopmans, Stephen Tremp and David Powers King.

85 Comments

  1. Kyra Lennon on December 10, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Excellent entry!

    • michelle on December 10, 2012 at 4:04 pm

      Thanks Kyra! 🙂

  2. Elise Fallson on December 10, 2012 at 8:02 am

    So funny, you and I had practically the same answers for who reminds us of Alex and for the Thank you. And I like your choices for question one!  (;

    • michelle on December 10, 2012 at 4:06 pm

      So those two answers must contain a strong element of reality/truth… mmm… I wonder… what do you think? 🙂 Great minds and all that jazz…

  3. tara tyler on December 10, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    sweet tribute, michelle =)
    johnny depp is a great choice!

    • michelle on December 10, 2012 at 4:07 pm

      He's an awesome actor… no doubt about that. And he does justice to the most controversial/challenging roles…

  4. Alex J. Cavanaugh on December 10, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    I'd be so stoked if your flash fiction came true!!!! And I'd take either Ryan as a description. (Hey, I have a head, two legs and two arms, just like they do.)
    Thanks so much, Michelle. This was really awesome.

    • michelle on December 10, 2012 at 4:09 pm

      You are sooooo welcome Alex.  I'd love the part about the inter-continental IWSG to become a reality… and all the other parts as well… 🙂

  5. Robyn Campbell on December 10, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Michelle, you totaly rocked it! I love this. Oh that your flash fiction would come true for me too! (Have this as a dream for me, K?) *wink* *walks off with Grammy*
    Love, love, love it! (((hugs))) MWAH!

    • sue roebuck on December 10, 2012 at 2:27 pm

      Ha Michelle! We've all got him famous 🙂 Johnny Depp, the Ryans…boy oh boy, how could we choose between them? Great post.

      • michelle on December 10, 2012 at 4:14 pm

        Sue, difficult to choose, that's for sure… 🙂

    • michelle on December 10, 2012 at 4:10 pm

      (((Hugs))) You rock my friend!

  6. Jenna Quentin on December 10, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Ha! Fun! Love the Johnny Depp though 😉

  7. J. A. Bennett on December 10, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Jonny Depp, good choice! I can totally see it 🙂

  8. Tyrean on December 10, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Sweet tribute – love the choice of Johnny Depp!

    • michelle on December 10, 2012 at 4:13 pm

      Jenna, J.A. and Tyrean – thank you ladies! Johnny Depp is super-duper-ultra-uber awesome… and he DOES play guitar, so that's a bonus… 🙂

  9. Nicki Elson on December 10, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Love the press release. 😉 On a side note–Johnny Depp plays guitar?  How did I not know this??

    • michelle on December 10, 2012 at 4:29 pm

      I suspected that he played guitar… and then googled it to confirm my suspicions! 🙂

  10. Julie on December 10, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    You chose two great Ryan's to play Alex! I love your movie theme, and how you also threw in Alex's favorite car! It's amazing what we remember isn't it?

    • Julie on December 10, 2012 at 4:17 pm

      Oh, and Johnny Depp does look amazing holding a guitar!

      • michelle on December 10, 2012 at 4:31 pm

        Over the months, we read and store info… sub-consciously… 🙂 Mr .Depp is simply divine!

  11. Melissa Maygrove on December 10, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Hahaha – He would HAVE to have astro turf for a lawn, as busy as he is. Maybe THAT's how he does it all. 😀

    • michelle on December 10, 2012 at 4:33 pm

      I wonder? Who knows? I'd love to know how he visits hundreds of bloggers/writers everyday. He is a simple, down-to-earth enigma… that's for sure! 🙂

  12. Melissa Bradley on December 10, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    That was an awesome piece of flash fiction! I loved especially your answer to who Alex reminds you of. He is a one of a kind for sure.

    • michelle on December 10, 2012 at 7:14 pm

      Alex is unique… special…

  13. Morgan Shamy on December 10, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Mmm… Depp. I'm digging that. And great flash—all so fun, Michelle. You are awesome! 

    • michelle on December 10, 2012 at 7:15 pm

      Thanks Morgan. A toast to the awesome Mr. Johnny Depp *raises glass*

  14. Misha on December 10, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Ooh those are some great answers. Fingers crossed your flash comes true. 😉

    • michelle on December 10, 2012 at 7:17 pm

      Thanks Misha. Wouldn't it be great to see the IWSG grow into an inter-continental organisation… 🙂 Imagine… the thought of it… wow!

  15. C. Lee McKenzie on December 10, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    I said Johnny Depp, too! We are of like minds. 🙂

  16. michelle on December 10, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Ah! Another toast to the awesome Mr. Depp! *raises glass a second time* 🙂

  17. Mark Koopmans on December 10, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Hey,
    Great job and can you swing a few tickets to the World Premiere of CassaStar 🙂
    That was fun, thanks for being part of this busy (!!) AlexFest 🙂

    • michelle on December 11, 2012 at 7:01 am

      I'm sure I could manage that! I could probably organise backstage passes to the upcoming AlexJ.Cavanaugh/John Petrucci concert too… 🙂 Thanks Mark.

  18. Emily R. King on December 10, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    As a Canadian, I full-heartedly support your "Ryans" choice!

    • michelle on December 11, 2012 at 7:02 am

      Em, I didn't know you were Canadian! 🙂 A toast to the Canadian hotties! *raises glass yet again*

  19. Shell Flower on December 10, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Your flash story totally cracked me up and it was fun to see Alex's comment below. I think you made his day (along with several others). I would totally watch that documentary! Johnny could play his own (well, Alex's) songs!

    • michelle on December 11, 2012 at 7:39 am

      Thanks Shell Flower. This "roast and toast" blogfest has really been such fun!!

  20. Gwen Gardner on December 10, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Oh I definitely want to visit Alex's house! And a lovely mish-mash of Alex you made, lol!

    • michelle on December 11, 2012 at 7:41 am

      Oh yes, definitely would love to gaze upon that gorgeous Astro turf lawn… thanks Gwen!

  21. Sherry Ellis on December 10, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    I've seen Johnny Depp mentioned quite a few times.  He must be an excellent choice!

    • michelle on December 11, 2012 at 7:43 am

      Johnny Depp has been an extremely popular choice for this bloghop… I think he's an underrated actor…

  22. Mary on December 10, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Ooo! Johnny Depp. Love the range of picks to play Alex.

    • michelle on December 11, 2012 at 7:44 am

      There's such an interesting and wide variety of guys mentioned in the bloghop… BUT Johnny Depp DOES play guitar… not sure about others…

  23. Marta Szemik on December 10, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Love the flash fiction! Awesome! And Johnny Depp is a great choice.

    • michelle on December 11, 2012 at 7:45 am

      Thanks Marta! I had lots of fun today!

  24. Jemi Fraser on December 10, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Johnny Depp is a great choice – great flash fiction too 🙂

    • michelle on December 11, 2012 at 7:46 am

      Thanks Jemi… and another round of toasting to J.D. 🙂

  25. Tonja on December 10, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    I love how so many people are thanking his wife for letting him hang with us.  🙂

    • michelle on December 11, 2012 at 7:47 am

      One blogger thanked the two Mrs. Cavanaughs… his mom and his wife! 🙂 That was so thoughtful…

  26. joylene on December 10, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Nicely done, Michelle. Two hotties is right!

    • michelle on December 11, 2012 at 7:47 am

      Yep, two hotties from your side of the planet… 🙂

  27. Carol Kilgore on December 11, 2012 at 12:11 am

    I think Johnny Depp is destined to play Alex. He's a popular choice today.

    • michelle on December 11, 2012 at 7:48 am

      I agree… 100%… without a doubt!

  28. Lynda R Young on December 11, 2012 at 12:38 am

    I'm cheering at another Johnny Depp lover! I totally agree he'd make the perfect person to play Alex in a doco!

    • michelle on December 11, 2012 at 7:49 am

      … this seems to be the general consensus and he would make the perfect Alex! Agreed!

  29. Laura Diamond on December 11, 2012 at 12:39 am

    This is so awesome–yay for Alex!

    • michelle on December 11, 2012 at 7:50 am

      Yay! Thanks Laura!

  30. Mina B on December 11, 2012 at 1:30 am

    "sponsored by none other than NASA itself" that's a good one! Loved it!

    • michelle on December 11, 2012 at 7:51 am

      Well, I wasn't too certain, but NASA seems like the perfect organisation to design and create this machine… am I right? Thanks Mina!

  31. Donna Hole on December 11, 2012 at 5:21 am

    LOL, can you imagine the blogging time Alex would have to log with a membership of 50k. That sounds scary.
    ……….dhole

    • michelle on December 11, 2012 at 7:53 am

      Unimaginable! That would really be pushing his blogging abilities to the max… LOL. 🙂

  32. Medeia Sharif on December 11, 2012 at 7:47 am

    The flash piece is clever. Yes, Alex is a star. Great celebrity picks. 

    • michelle on December 11, 2012 at 7:55 am

      Thanks Medeia! Alex has been "burning up the blog-o-sphere" for the past 24 hours…

  33. S.P.Bowers on December 11, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    I do like Jonny Depp, he's a very talented actor.
     

    • michelle on December 11, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      He HAS been a very popular choice for this blogfest… 🙂

  34. L. Diane Wolfe on December 11, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    You made Alex sound sexy!

    • michelle on December 11, 2012 at 2:40 pm

      Oops! Hey, on second thoughts, that's not a bad thing… you never know…?

  35. Rachna Chhabria on December 11, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Hi Michelle, loved your Alex post. I am just hoping your flash fiction will come true soon. From our lips to God' ears 🙂

    • michelle on December 11, 2012 at 9:32 pm

      Yes, especially the novel-turned-movie part… and an inter-continental IWSG! 🙂

  36. Hart Johnson on December 11, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Oh, NICE!  Giving him a movie deal is an excellent idea!

    • michelle on December 11, 2012 at 9:33 pm

      Wouldn't that be something? Just imagine!

  37. joylene on December 11, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Your choice of our 2 Ryans… awesome choices!

  38. Carrie Butler on December 12, 2012 at 12:04 am

    I loved the flash fiction! 🙂

  39. Shannon Lawrence on December 12, 2012 at 3:59 am

    Wow, that is one sexy combo of men!  Fun flash in news flash style.

  40. mshatch on December 12, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    that was a great story and it would be cool if Cassstar was made into a movie!

    • michelle on December 12, 2012 at 7:26 pm

      Thanks for popping in Joylene, Carrie, Shannon & mshatch!

  41. Gina on December 13, 2012 at 2:40 am

    Great entry!

  42. Kimberly Gabriel on December 13, 2012 at 4:59 am

    I love Johnny Depp  – he can pull off any role. Can't he?

    • michelle on December 13, 2012 at 7:15 pm

      @Gina ~ thanks for popping in!

      @Kimberley ~ yes, he can pull off ANY role, and he always chooses the controversial ones… he's a real class act!

  43. Jocelyn Rish on December 13, 2012 at 6:11 am

    I love this blog fest! It cracks me up that Alex is everywhere in the writing blogosphere, yet we have no idea what he looks like.  Fun flash!

    • michelle on December 13, 2012 at 7:17 pm

      Yes, such an elusive, enigmatic character… yet totally accessible and down-to-earth… crazy, isn't it? Thanks Jocelyn!

  44. Rachel Schieffelbein on December 13, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    A lot of people have said Johnny Depp. I would totally watch that movie. 🙂

    • michelle on December 13, 2012 at 7:17 pm

      He's been a favourite throughout this blogfest! 🙂

  45. Ciara Knight on December 17, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Great flash. Sorry I'm a little late, I was out of town. This was a great blog fest.

    • michelle on December 17, 2012 at 11:57 am

      That's understandable, Ciara. Thanks for popping in! I think everybody had a blast!!

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