Wednesday, January 8, 2014
IWSG: For The Birds
Alex J. Cavanaugh has soared to new heights in 2014, by welcoming birds of a feather into the IWSG . He has invited the International Wader Study Group to merge with the Insecure Writer's Support Group. Members from both groups will meet on a trial basis before the merger becomes official.
Waders like writers have many insecurities, and the new and improved IWSG will provide them with the ideal format to share openly and honestly. While many bloggers discuss weighty issues, the waders or shorebirds could discuss their difficulty with having to consume one-third of their body weight every single day. Christopher Crane struggles with bloating, while Sally Sandpiper is constantly ridiculed for her large bill.
Most of the wading birds are no strangers to irony. With their long legs, and webbed feet many people don't realize that shorebirds are considered to be excellent migrators. Writers are also misunderstood creatures. While waders are divided into "pickers" and "probers," writers are characterised as "plotters" or "pantsers." In the wading bird community, the "pantsers" would quickly die of starvation; hence, they would provide the necessary tools to become successful "plotters."
If this merger goes through our Ninja Captain will be the leader in all things IWSG related. Oh no, another IWSG just popped up on Google. It's the International Workshop on Science Gateways. This must be part of Gary Phillip Pennick's diabolical plan to undermine Alex's group. First he started I Was Seeking Gary, and now this. He must be stopped. We'll have to wait until spring, but I know just the right pickers and probers for the job.