Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Hot Stuff Writes

Kiersten made me post this. I know that none of you come here wondering what Ms. White’s husband (AKA “Hot Stuff”) thinks about anything, so sorry in advance that you’re not actually getting what you wanted from visiting the site today. I think I’m starting to sound like Laptop . . .

Anyway, here are some interesting facts:

  • Laptop was “my” computer for a while. However, circumstances changed and I donated the poor machine to a worthier cause. I still can’t forgive myself for putting Laptop through such torture (Kiersten does not type, she pounds keys). I swear I still hear its eerie fan whirring long into the night even though nothing is turned on.
  • I am a struggling artist. Here’s why:
  • None of the ideas for Kiersten’s books ever came from me. Sometimes I think I have this great idea and I get really excited so I tell her about it. She just smiles at me and nods. She says I inspired some of the characters, but they all seem to be the weird ones.*
  • Kiersten does clean. She’s just trying to sound cool when she talks about how dirty everything is in our apartment. Cool people don’t clean.
  • I have never lived in a haunted house, but I once lived in Transylvania. I was also stung by a bee on the day I entered a nuclear facility. I like to think I have vampire/radioactive bee powers.
  • One last drawing:

That’s it for today. Maybe I’ll be back. Maybe I won’t. It all depends on how my art sells.

*Kiersten's Note: This is not true. While Hot Stuff is, in fact, delightfully weird, I have never based any characters on him. Except the hag. And the gremlins.**

**Okay, okay, truth be told every love interest I ever write has a little something pulled from Hot Stuff. What can I say, he's wonderful.

26 comments:

Anita Saxena said...

Nice to meet you Hot Stuff. Happy Holidays!

robertcrull said...

Hot Stuff, I like you. I know I know, not cool for a man to say that, but you are supporting Kiersten while she creates and that makes you cool.

Would like to see more posts from you . I will be adding this blog to my blog roll.

thanks guys.

Maya / מיה said...

I love this post! It could practically be written by my husband (although he's never been to Transylvania. Then again, his uncle is from there). The part that especially reminded me of my husband is the part about your apartment being clean. My husband persists in the illusion that our house is clean and that I shouldn't be wasting my energy when I A) clean in the evenings or B) dissolve into tears in the evenings because I feel like I live in chaos and grime.

Why is all the artwork a mirror image? I actually like it, btw, Hot Stuff!

A. L. Hackstadt said...

Of course we want to hear what you have to say, for you are the man behind the women with a unique imagination, witty comments, and the wonderful talent of storytelling. Without your love and support, aspiring writers wouldn’t have anyone to turn to, to make us smile. I hope you guys have a wonderful Christmas! (I wanted to think of a funny and witty comment but it came out sentimental, maybe next time) ;0)

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Hooray for writers' husbands!

Andrea Cremer said...

Awesome post. Uh, Hot Stuff, can I get you to send my husband a note confirming that cool people don't clean? I keep trying to tell him that, but he acts like it's some sort of flaw...

Marybeth Poppins said...

Look...Hot Stuff is kinda funny! And an artist. You bagged yourself a good husband ;)

Liam said...

Oh, your art is fine. Kinda. Just kidding.
:)

Anyways...nice post. Oh, and your prior Laptop-ownerness reminds me:
Maybe Maisie was a good thing, Laptop. Now Kiersten won't need to play with her mom's MacBook (yes, I have a freakish memory. Feel free to comment.)!
Ah, whatever. I tried.

Marsha Sigman said...

He IS funny. My husband does the same thing with ideas. They aren't necessarily bad...but no way could I write them. Plus with my husband everything tends to have a pervy slant.

Kristan said...

Howdy! Hey, your ship drawing is pretty neat. Also your vampire/radioactive bee powers. :)

Renee Collins said...

haha, awesome. :) My favorite line: "I am a struggling artist. Here's why." LOL!

DebraLSchubert said...

"Cool people don't clean." A truer sentence has never been uttered (or typed, or spoken...). It's wonderful meeting you, Hot Stuff. Like Laptop, I think it's awesome that you put up with, I mean adore Kiersten.

Speaking of Laptop, I've got a message for him: Hey, baby, I've missed you. Your whirring, your sensitivity, your power, your ability to curb Kiersten when she goes off course. Happy Holidays to you - be sure to stay away from the mistletoe. Unless, that is, you're pining for that hot, little number Kiersten replaced you with.

M. Gray said...

hehe! What a great idea to have your Hot Stuff give his two bits!

Rebecca Knight said...

I wish *I* had radioactive bee powers! :D

Thanks for hanging out w/ us today, Hot Stuff!

Speaking of which, when M. Gray said "give his two bits" I giggled a little. Sorry, guys.

Happy Holidays, everyone!

Grimmster24 said...

Bravo, Hot Stuff! And I definitely appreciate your art. It rocks, as do you.

I hope you, Kiersten, and your children have a wonderful Christmas and New Years with your extended family!

Kimberly Franklin said...

Well done Hot Stuff!!! So funny. And those pictures. WOW. I'm thinking possible career change needs to take place, and the fact that they're done in crayon...(LOL). They're perfect!

I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!!!

Kiersten White said...

Crayon and Newspaper are the new avant garde materials, I'm pretty sure.

I'll have to make sure Hot Stuff reads these comments, they will make him happy : )

Isn't he great?

Susan Quinn said...

Hot Stuff,
Can I call you Mr. White?

You are awesome for a) posting, b) saying that Kiersten cleans and c) having powers (even if we know you aren't telling us your REAL powers).

Yup, pretty much sweeping the Awesome Hubby awards with those!

:)

lora96 said...

Cool post!

I like the sailboat and groovy waves.

Of course I teach second grade so the boat drawings with which I am presented ordinarily tend to look more like lopsided hamburgers (their true identity indicated by the telltale squiggly blue line which represents water universally), so I cannot claim impressive art critic credentials :)

Merry Christmas and thanks for being supportive to Kiersten, cuz we love her round here!

pinksuedeshoe said...

I dunno HS, Etsy has some seriously awful... I mean "artistic" artwork for sale. And if you are really lucky, regretsy.com might pick you up and then you'd totally have an "in" with the art buying crowd. I've heard it happens.

Adam Heine said...

I bet he can shoot bees from his mouth.

I like the ship. And the mirror image newspaper in the background is very detailed and realistic, I thought.

Whirlochre said...

Transylvania?

Sounds to me like you're so much more than a decent guy with a stick-on mustache.

Return soon!

Kaela said...

Hot Stuff I really like your drawings! Unfortunately I am unable to commit to a purchase at this time.

I LOVE the comment about the not cleaning, because you're right, cool people do not clean or at least admit that they clean.

writtenwyrdd said...

You share the same sense of humor, it seems. A marriage truly made in heaven! And that ship drawing is pretty cool, too.

Weronika Janczuk said...

I agree re: the same sense of humor. Goodness me, I can almost hear Kiersten . . .

Happy holidays, you two!

Stephanie Perkins said...

Dude. This post is awesome.