Shallow Work

Shallow Work

I’m planning to make Sundays a bit of a rest day here in the Shallows, though I must admit I’m interpreting “rest” in an odd way.

Instead of drafting a new post for today, I started a Standing in the Shallows Facebook page, figured out how to allow for pinning my posts/art to Pinterest, changed my commenting policy to allow for anonymous posts from people who don’t want to provide a name or e-mail address, and created a new page—”The Piers,” get it?—for links to other blogs I read.

I also did a bunch of dishes, helped babysit two other families’ worth of kids, researched other dad blogs, and considered entering a writing contest for a chance to win a contract for a Dark Crystal prequel novel. I think I may try for it.

Today’s doodle, by the way, comes from my children playing with one set—the first set—of our babysitting charges. Through the course of a game, each kid laid claim to a superpower (wings, ice breath, and the like), though my second daughter couldn’t decide on just one. She periodically reinvented herself until she settled on all of them.

I wonder what turning into everything would look like. Marvel, get on this please. I’m sure it could fit in one of your X-Men titles. You’ve got, like, 50 of them.

Check back tomorrow for a new weekly theme, more doodles (yes, there’s a unique one for each post), and other Shallow stuff.

Until then (and speaking of Dark Crystal), what movie terrified you as a kid?

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9 thoughts on “Shallow Work

  1. Martha says:

    Wizard of Oz, was scary, those flying monkeys, and as a pre-teen, Wait Until Dark, very scary!

  2. Kerrin says:

    I have been forever scarred by a babysitter showing me E.T. To this day I still can not watch that movie!

  3. Anonymous says:

    The top-hatted villain in Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer haunted my nightmares for years. Seriously and strange
    Dr. Cain

  4. Katee Cross says:

    This is showing my age but the 1950 something movie Away All Boats gave me nightmares for weeks. When I saw the movie many years later I couldn’t figure out what scared me. It was a war movie.

  5. Nicole says:

    While I’ve always loved the movie, The Princess Bride gave me bad dreams. The scene with The Machine sucking years off Wesley’s life haunted me.

  6. Sarah says:

    I’m gonna go ahead and give myself credit for getting you to start a page. Shhhh, don’t tell me if it’s not true….I am convinced otherwise.

  7. Angela says:

    I would have to say “Return to OZ” with the wheeling monkeys and the woman with all the heads, and the insane assylum, seriously freaky. Never Ending Story and The Secret of Nimh were both up there though.

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