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Fictional deities, ancient and modern, for all occasions & Second Bestiary a merry menagerie of single letter mutations. Completely random stuff inbetween.
Mar 16, 2022 15 tweets 6 min read
I heard in the ether that there was a Facebook group called "Christans Against Dinosaurs". So, I searched for it out of morbid curiosity. Please join me on a tour of the oryctodromeus hole I fell down. First, what I understand is the OG group.🧵 1/15 In response to the Christian threat the Dinosaurs have formed their own Facebook Group. Apparently the Dinosaurs outnumber the Christians 4:1. I am concerned that there may not be enough Christians to feed all the Dinosaurs. Hopefully, most of them are herbivores. 2/15
Sep 30, 2020 7 tweets 3 min read
This has reminded me of a tale, passed down through three generations of my family, about a weapons test that went humorously wrong. (Although not as spectacularly as the Panjandrum.) My Grandfather Graham Lee was one of the scientists working on the Bouncing Bomb with Barnes Wallis (whatever the film might suggest, Wallis didn't do it all himself). He was a chemist specialising in explosives and furzes.

Here he is with my Grandma, Dad and Auntie Ann. Image
Sep 27, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read
As we once more restrict our movement to help save lives, here is a reminder of the deities in the Idol Scribblings pantheon who can help us get through this.

Quatentina - Goddess of Lockdowns
(Her nemesis is “Girl Swirled” the home haircut demon.)… No.2
Twometer – Goddess of Social Distancing

Should you have to venture out. You would be wise to observe the rules of Twometer.

(The favourite game of most Twometerians is the retro classic “Personal Space Invaders”.)…
Sep 20, 2020 5 tweets 3 min read
The Wine Marten

A short nose, with overtones of musk and a long finish.
This Majestic mustelid is occasionally found rifling through the Oddbin.

"Cheers!" to @ElectricBowman for suggesting the Wine Marten.
#Mustelid #PineMarten #Wine #wildlife… Image You can purchase a range of quality clothing and gifts with the Wine Marten artwork from my RedBubble shop.

For the image with black text for light coloured garments and gifts click here...…
Sep 6, 2020 16 tweets 6 min read
What I Did on My Holidays

It had been a year since I last went camping due to C-19. On Thursday I escaped to the Peak District for some much needed R&R.

You want to see the highlights?

Aaaaaas yoooooooou wiiiiiiiisssssssh! #PrincessBride Image (I am always impressed that Buttercup pushes The Man in Black off Carl Wark so hard that he lands nine miles away in Cave Dale. That's a good angry shove you've got there girl.)
Aug 30, 2020 5 tweets 2 min read
Hello Idollers! It's a Second Bestiary week.

Please allow me to introduce the Muffin. A delicious sea bird that comes in blueberry, chocolate chip and sand eel flavour.

The Muffin was suggested by Amber Lee. Thank you Amber! Image…
Aug 23, 2020 8 tweets 1 min read
Please suggest lost works and authors from History

E.g. How to Disguise Yourself as Achilles by Don Armour. Early Military Brass Bands by Jericho Falls
Aug 12, 2020 11 tweets 4 min read
For all of you out there with #heatwaveuk related #insomnia here is a brief #history of the houses of the British monachy since 1066 in the form of #lightbulb jokes. 🧵 1/11
💡👑💡👑💡👑💡👑💡👑💡👑 How many "of Normandys" does it take to change a lightbulb?

One, but the North will never accept the new lightbulb!

2/11 Image
Aug 11, 2020 15 tweets 8 min read
Things parents of famous people probably said to their offspring. 🧵

1. Mr Nightingale to Florence

"It's like the bloody Blackpool Illuminations in here!" Image #ParentsOfHistory
Things parents of famous people probably said to their offspring.

2. Miss "The Conqueror" to little William

"You'll have someone's eye out with that!" Image
Aug 9, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read
Hello Idollers everywhere.

Meet The Chipmonk!

A celibate, religions rodent. How they reproduce, nobody knows.

The Chipmonk was suggested by @gazneale Thank you Gaz!

#chipmunk #Monk Image You can also check the Chipmonk out in more detail on my blog.…
Aug 9, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read
I would like to discuss the "Prawn Cracker Comundrum". 🧵

When ordering a succulent Chinese meal from the take away, whatever I want to order always (somehow) costs slightly less than the minimum order for delivery. 1/6 Image So I add one bag of prawn crackers to my order. However, when my meal arrives, I always get two bags of prawn crackers.

Now, I like prawn crackers, but there is a limit to how quickly I can eat them, and they end up going soggy. 2/6
Aug 8, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
I had my recurring dream last night about the imaginary chocolate shop which only sells recreated chocolates which aren't manufactured any more.

Terry's Chocolate Apples, 54321's, Cabana Bars, Pyramint, Secrets, Pacers etc.

I love this dream, but it always makes me peckish. This might work as a business if one could get premises somewhere very touristy. Like The Shambles in York or Covent Garden.

It would be great if one could get permission from the current parent companies to recreate the original packaging too.
Aug 1, 2020 6 tweets 3 min read
Yorkshire Day Special Edition!🏵️

Wayheyup - The God of the West Riding.

"Followers of Wayheyup often refer to their god as, “T’Big Light of t’World”.…

With thanks to @garybrannan A huge thank you to @garybrannan for agreeing to be the face of Wayheyup and for your kind words of support.

(If you have not seen his work with the Technical Difficulties, check out their excellent videos and podcasts here. You may lose a few days.)
Jul 29, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
My brother has been telling me more about his trip to Bolivia (pre lockdown), and so I have learned about the Bolivian Traffic Zebras. (Thank you to my brother and SIL {left} for the photo). Image The La Paz Zebras are the most uplifting thing I have heard about in a while.…
Jul 26, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
Please suggest opposites for UK towns.

Morley = Lesley
London = Londoff

#OppositeTowns Oxford = Oxdrown
Jul 25, 2020 5 tweets 1 min read
The Blue Peter Horror Picture Show
A 🧵 1/5

Dammit Janet Ellis The Blue Peter Horror Picture Show
A 🧵 2/5

Frank snaps on the rubber gloves.
"I'm going to show you how to make a man in just seven days. You will need an empty washing up liquid bottle, a wire coat hanger, lots of muscles and some sticky backed plastic."
Jul 19, 2020 8 tweets 2 min read
PSA Thread (TLDR at end).

It has been pointed out to me that I have been banging out a cartoon pretty much every weekend for over a year now. Since I went into colour, the cartoons are taking a lot longer to do. . They used to take me about 4-8 hours (all in) and now it can be as many as 15 hours. I had no idea how long I was spending until @nomenloony timed me. I get VERY absorbed.
Jul 12, 2020 5 tweets 3 min read
Thank you to Bill Johnston of Facebook for suggesting this week's Second Bestiary animal. The Fountain Goat. Welcome to the Hive Mind Bill!… Image You can buy this artwork on loads of cool loot here:…

There is a white text version for dark garments too:…
Jul 12, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
Perry Como's full name is Perigrine Combover. Chris Pratt's full name is Deep Fried Rodent.
Jul 9, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read
I have just found a construction news article saying that HTC Wolfkran will be leaving it's Sheffield site for one near Doncaster by 2022.… I appreciate why they are moving, the old site is no longer ideal for lots of reasons. I am going to miss the cranes though, especially when they are lit up at Christmas. Image
Jul 9, 2020 10 tweets 3 min read
Thanks to @TracieRussell12 I have a clutch of new followers whom I would like to welcome to my feed.

I create fictional gods and goddesses for modern problems (Idol Scribblings) and Single Letter Mutant Beasts (Second Bestiary).

Here are a few past cartoons to catch you up. Image Meet Aethel Onnit - The God of Embarassing Injuries.…

(If you click the link, you will find a pun laden description of each deity's mythology, rites, temple and worshippers.)