This is what happens to us during Hellatus, the staff gets slaphappy in our downtime.  My apologies to those that are going to get in trouble at work on this Monday for laughing too hard, but as editor I couldn't resist sharing this message.
 

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Dear Tim The Enchanter:

Someone's been fiddling around with Paint.net!  (Hint: it's me.)  Pay no attention to the wonky background and the lack of tinsel, like you requested, Tim.  I'm still not that great at photo manip stuff yet, so...  Anyway, here he is...




The Red-Nosed Johndeer!

Merry Belated Christmas, 

Ardeospina




 



 

Comments  

Tim the Enchanter
# Tim the Enchanter 2011-01-10 01:49
Oh my God.... Am I still dreaming? (Blinks repeated and has another look. Nope, it’s still there). Oh MY God. Oh my GOOOOD.... Hellllloooo John, you horned likkle devil, you!

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you....... (times a squagillion)

Ardeospina, how did you know...... I, ahem, (shifts eyes sideways) can’t remember ever mentioning something like that. To do so would make me shallow and demanding (and a little perverted tbh!)

Don’t worry about the tinsel. That’s just a wee fetish phase anyway, it’ll pass. The nose and snow are WAY better.

Honestly, I’m back to work today so I logged on under the pretence that I'm actually going to do something and as soon as I do, this is what I see!! BEST CHRISTMAS (and now going back to work) PRESENT EVER!!!!! (Whispers: my birthday is in February should you want to have a bash off that shot of John tied to a bed.... What, I’m just saying!)

Ardeospina, I don’t know how to thank you. Honestly, I’d send you virtual cookies but everyone I know is on a virtual diet. (I’m not; I never lose any virtual weight). I’m sending a virtual hug but I don’t know if they work (and I feel like a bit of a dick hugging my computer) so if there’s anything, ANYTHING, you ever need, let me know and I’ll drop everything.

All hail that legend that is Ardeospina. HAIL!!!
Jasminka
# Jasminka 2011-01-10 03:00
Shallow and demanding, EnchantingTim? You? ;-) What a sweet little gift!
Great work, Flamey, now I'm all jealous... :D, love Jas
Yvonne
# Yvonne 2011-01-10 19:16
Ummmm..... :| Interesting.

And he STILL looks hot!!! Arde, you are good at what you do. Tim, while your tastes are excellent when it comes to men, I fear we diverge on how we like to see them. :D :D
Ardeospina
# Ardeospina 2011-01-10 22:35
Yay, Tim, I'm glad you enjoyed the silly! I fear I have got hold of a fun new toy and can't help myself. I'm sure there will be lots of ridiculous things in the future...

Jas, noooooo, jealous?! You want a Samdeer, like you said. The Samoose wasn't enough. I shall ponder...

Leslie92708, glad you enjoyed! Downtime is danger time because then I just get all these cray ideas...

Yvonne, if the Johndeer showed up at your door, you know you'd let him in and feed him oats and carrots. Don't lie! ;-)
Suze
# Suze 2011-01-12 04:39
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Really not sure about the nose, but the antlers are great, give you something to hang on to! ( What am I saying, I hate John ... Ooops :oops: )