Sunday, June 06, 2010

Malveria's Shoe Catastrophe

Here is a digital painting of Queen Malveria, by Sam Causon, which she's posted on her deviant art page. I am very fond of this image.

An angry Malveria, with flames flickering around her eyes, is complaining to her friend and fashion designer Thrix MacRinnalch that the heel on her new shoes has broken. It was a very upsetting experience for the Queen. Though, as Thrix does point out, she shouldn't really expect a fashion item like these high heels to survive a harsh environment like the Great Volcano. It's an early scene in Lonely Werewolf Girl, and writing that scene went a long way towards setting the tone of the book. I remember being pleased with it at the time.


I'm not so pleased that every time I log into Facebook an advert appears on my page inviting me to try a 'Mature Dating Service.' Hum. Is this advert targeted specifically at me? Surely there is some mistake. My targeted ad should say something like 'Hello you handsome young stud, here are some glamorous movie stars who want to meet you.' Must send Facebook a strong complaint about the mix up.


  1. Why, oh why, are there never ads for 'Immature Dating Services?' I'd sign right up!

  2. Anonymous1:09 pm

    Worry not Mr Millar, I too was feeling targeted by those totally unsuitable dating ad's. I think a strongly worded letter to the powers that be at Crackbook should sort this out ;-)

    but "immature dating" conjures up the wrong type of image in my twisted mind Donna......ugh! Time for a sit down methinks!

  3. I'm glad I'm not the only one being unfairly targeted!

    Donna, I think I'd be more attracted to an 'immature dating site too :o)

  4. Love that pic of Malveria. :) Love the character, love the book. Needing the new book. Missing Kalix and co.

  5. I don't see ANY ads on the internet any more, I swear! Just use Firefox and install Adblock. Here's how

  6. Hmm why didn't that link?

    Trying again

  7. Hmph.

    Probably supposed to write //href>>hruf<]]]something :-(

    Just copy and paste it into your internet.

  8. (hopefully) fixed Alice's link

  9. I did used to use Firefox, and adblock. But I've forgotten about it recently, and I've been using Safari. Maybe going back to Firefox would be a good idea.

  10. I love the high heels, because every time that i am wearing high heels i feel very elegant and change my style of walking, i feel more womanly and sexy. Because of that i prefer to use high heels when my boyfriend buy viagra we always have a great result.

  11. Along with Dominil, Malveria is one of my favorite characters . . . Amazing how she has the ability to be a notable fashion queen and then could rage in to a powerful warrior . . .

  12. I wish I had a Fire Queen demanding a Pop-Tart in my kitchen.

    An alluring character who's comic relief, attractive, and deadly serious is a unique combination and not easy to create.

    I think I'd love a book centered on her, but I also fear it might be too much of a very good thing.

    Keep up the excellent work!