A Big Announcement?

A short while ago, I hinted at a big announcement that would be coming soon to this site. Since then, I have had numerous questions from you all as to where that big announcement is, what it is about, and if there really even is a big announcement. These are all good questions. So, to get to the bottom of things, I decided to go to the source of this supposed announcement, Christopher Healy.

Me: So, is there really a big announcement coming? Or are you just a liar?

CH: Whoa! Hey, there’s no need to get so harsh! We are the same person after all.

Me: I don’t care. Are you a liar or not?!

CH: Well, I do write fiction for a living—does that make me a professional liar? Either way, though, I was telling the truth about the big announcement. It is coming.

Me: When?

CH: Soon.

Me: You said it was coming “soon” well over a month ago.

CH: Who can say what “soon” means, really? Is two days soon? Two weeks? Two years?

Me: Two years is not soon.

CH: Okay, I’ll give you that. It will be sooner than two years. In fact, it will be before the end of this year.

Me: Finally a straightforward answer! Thank you! And will this big announcement be about a new book?

CH: Yes, a book I am currently writing.

Me: Is it a fourth Hero’s Guide book?

CH: I can’t say.

Me: That totally means it is, right?

CH: I didn’t say that.

Me: But if it wasn’t, you’d just say it wasn’t, so it must be.

CH: Not necessarily.

Me: Stop being so vague! You’ve hinted that this announcement will excite the readers who’ve been asking you for years for a new Hero’s Guide book.

CH: I think it will.

Me: So that’s the new book: Hero’s Guide Book 4!

CH: No.

Me: Let me get this straight: People ask you for something, you tell them you’re going to give them something that should make them happy, and then you tell them it’s not the thing they asked for.

CH: Sort of? But no exactly.

Me: Aargh! Why are you so frustrating?!

CH: You know exactly why I’m so frustrating! You’re me! In fact, you know the answers to all these questions. So why are you even asking me?

Me: For the kids. I’m doing it for the kids. And I’ll do it again if I have to! You haven’t heard the last of me, Healy!

Well, that’s all for now, kids. I hope this answered some questions for you. Until next time, this is Christopher Healy, signing off from my interview with Christopher Healy.

Name These Bugs!

I like taking photos of animals I come across. Mostly bugs. The only problem is that I don’t know their names yet! And since Prince Duncan is busy, I need your help. Tell me in the comments what each of these critters should be named—be specific about which one you’re giving which name—and I will re-caption the photos with my favorite responses.