Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Mine's Bigger

Before I give y'all my lines for Two Line Tuesday, I want you to check something out. A friend of mine googled my name trying to find this blog, but instead he landed on this page. Go ahead click over and have a look. It won't take but a second. Look at the picture. Come one humor me just go look before you continue reading the rest of the this post.

I'll just hum a little while I wait for you to come back. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Isn't that strange? What are the odds that there would be two of us, both writers, though he appears to have a good bit more talents than myself as he can write songs, sing ,and play a variety of instruments, would have such similar pictures. I just thought it a funny coincidence. Also we both have goatees though mine is more of the bushy Sasquatch variety whereas his is more Shaggy-esque. (as in Scooby Doo)

Okay for two lines I've read this week I'm going to cheat a bit and use a quote that plays heavily into my novel, Plundered Booty. It comes from histories most notorious female pirate Anne Bonney and it is said to be her final words to her lover and pirate brethren Calico Jack Rackham just before his hanging.

"I am sorry to see you here, but if you had fought like a man, you needn't be hang'd like a dog."

Yeah, I know it's only one line and not two, but I love the quote and like I said it plays a role in my novel. An interesting tidbit is that after Calico Jack was hung, the then governor of Jamaica had Rackham's body gibbeted and caged at the mouth to Port Royal. An ode to that act is shown at the beginning of the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie when Johnny Depp's character Captain Jack Sparrow is approaching to he port city near the start of the movie.

And in what will be the final two sentences I post from Plundered Booty for Two Line Tuesdays here is a couple from the last chapter. Matter of fact they are the last two in book.

"They say that good guys never win. They may be right."


So what do y'all think? Do good guys ever win?

Be sure and check out the originators of Two Line Tuesday over at the Women of Mystery Blog.

31 comments:

Laura K. Curtis said...

Unfortunately, "winning" is such a transitory thing. Do I think they win the battles? Sure. But there's always another battle around the corner....

preTzel said...

Wow! You went and found your doppleganger. Heh. I think he doesn't look a thing like you and you're much better looking Travis. I mean, come on, that fish looks bigger than that dude. LOLOL!

Good guys do win. I don't know who started that quote but I believe in Karma and that good always wins out over evil. Always. :D

The SUV Bitch said...

I did not know that (about Anne). A fabulous woman, clearly.

Do good guys win? Depends. I've met a lot of men who claim to be "good guys" and that they "never win". But the truth is, they are far from "good". They are usually self indulgent morons with a beer gut and bad breath.

Maybe it's daring to be GREAT that gets the win. Good just isn't good enough.

The SUV Bitch said...

Oh- and too funny about the picture. You are far better looking. Unless you are into the Scooby Doo thing, which I am not.

Rocketstar said...

Weird.

Good guys never win with loose women. ;o)

Anonymous said...

Jenn (Travis' wife)says:

That is way funny. I am glad you do not kiss fish. Well if it was huge and mountable you would. Wait that just does not sound right. hahaha. That made me chuckle at my self. You are much cuter than that guy even if he is maybe in a band. Plus I like a good goat you can grab onto. Well before this comment goes way wrong I better move on to other things.

Anonymous said...

Jenn the wife says also:

BAD BOYS ARE THE BEST!!!

Monnik said...

Ah Jenn.... you're as funny as Travis. Must be a house full of laughs at your place. :)

I think good guys definitely win. Take Harry Potter, for example!

Bea said...

Wow, Travis! Two of you! Amazing!
Yeah, Jenn (Travis' wife) is hillarious (I work with her).
Good guys do win. Yeah, it's a karma thing.

Melanie Avila said...

Wow, that's a crazy coincidence! Have you commented there? I would.

As for nice guys winning, I hang onto the hope that they do.

debra said...

And he likes to fish, too.

Lana Gramlich said...

That is TOO funny about your alter-yet-strangely-similar-ego! I'm sure yours is bigger, too--your large mouth, I mean. ;) *snicker*

grace said...

OMG scary scary fish picture!!!

but uhhh...he has a fan club and you don't. so I think he's winning. ;)

Charles Gramlich said...

that is a pretty bizarre coincidence with the pictures. Just plain weird. I think good guys can win, but it takes a long time.

I like the line a lot.

yellowdog granny said...

they may win...but they never get the good looking babes..

Linda McLaughlin said...

OMG, Travis, what a coincidence! Who'da thunk?

Love the Anne Bonney quote. If I remember my history correctly, when the attack came, she and Mary Reid were the only sober pirates on the ship.

Great last lines, too.

Linda

Travis said...

I think good guys win, even if the final result looks like a loss.

I think that because even in defeat, a true good guy knows he did things with respect and honor.

Naive? Perhaps.

Barbara Martin said...

Good guys win, Travis. Karma counts in the end when it's time for us to leave.

But excellent last two lines.

Annie said...

Okay, yeah, that's pretty darn strange.

LOL!

David Cranmer said...

Ha. You got me typing my name into every search engine I can find for my twin!

spyscribbler said...

You like to fish, too, no? Is that what the "bigger" refers to, or the goatee? :-)

Joshua said...

speaking as a good guy, sadly no, good guys dont win. But thats life...thats what allt he people say... lol

Robyn said...

Damn! That is a weird circumstance. Yes, alot of same, same! LOL!
But maybe you should trying to kiss your fish as well...it does make for a better photo! *grin*
Hugs,
Robyn

Crabby McSlacker said...

That's a very strange coincidence. If there are two Travis's (Travises? Travii?), could there be three... four... dozens of fishy writers with the same name out there waiting to be found?

The internet is an awesome thing. Mostly useless, but awesome.

AA said...

And he catches bigger fish!

No, wait, he's just skinnier. :P

Janna Qualman said...

How funny! :D

Melanie Avila said...

Travis's (Travises? Travii?)

Travesty?

holly said...

it's not about the winning. it's about the plays you make. (i was going for something football-ish there...it was a LOT more clever in my head...)

deborah elliott-upton said...

Good guys do win...your wife has one and I have one more. Surely, there are more out there who won.

Junosmom said...

Well, Travis, it's better than what we find when I Google my dh's name - he apparently has an alter ego in New York that is a famous drag queen.

Mary said...

That’s a bizarre coincidence. Or perhaps he’s trying to steal your identity. Yikes! ;)