Thursday, September 24, 2009

66 comments:

Mireyah Wolfe said...

*runs away screaming*

I am never going to the beach.

dylan said...

Showing off the new Lipstick?

dylan

Pamela DuMond, D.C. said...

I don't know what happened, if you are the shark or someone else sharked you, but that pic totally cracked me up. Go Janet!

Travener said...

Yikes, is that the Query Shark, or did someone discover a Peter Benchley sequel in a safe-deposit box somewhere?

BJ said...

That bad, huh?

Jennifer Hendren said...

That looks like the pic I posted of you on my blog... (g)

http://jenniferhendren.blogspot.com/2009/09/rmfw-iii-art-of-mingle.html

Do you miss my camera yet?

H. L. Dyer said...

What a lovely singing voice you must have... I should have used this picture for the "Query Us" group photo instead. =)

jjdebenedictis said...

Suggested title: Empress of Pain.

Rissa Watkins said...

I think tomorrow, rather than sending out rejection letters, you should send this pic. Nothing else.

justwritecat said...

Okay, I have to stop checking google reader for blog posts before I go to bed. That one's gonna give me nightmares.

Gary Corby said...

Impressive!

I assume there's a moral to the picture. Don't feed the sharks? Floss after eating?

Miriam S.Forster said...

That kind of day huh?

Ebony McKenna. said...

Hello! I'm Bruce!

Craven said...

I don't see Barbara Poelle's hand reaching for his snout. Is she out of frame, already down an arm, or attending another writer's conference?

the Amateur Book Blogger said...

Did you know?

The teeth of sharks are not attached to the jaw, but embedded in the flesh, and in many species are constantly replaced throughout the shark's life. When they lose a working tooth it will be replaced by the next tooth behind it. All sharks have multiple rows of teeth along the edges of their upper and lower jaws. New teeth grow continuously in a groove just inside the mouth and move forward from inside the mouth on a "conveyor belt" formed by the skin in which they are anchored. Typically a shark has two to three working rows of teeth with 20 to 30 teeth in each row, although a whale shark has about 300 teeth in each row.

Some species will have up to 50,000 teeth in a lifetime!

Whirlochre said...

In the video from which this still was taken, the shark sings the opening bars of Ave Maria, then consumes the cameraman.

Susan Bonifant said...

It needs to have some manscript pages stuck in its teeth.

Beth said...

All I've got to say is...next time the she-beast puts on lipstick she needs to consult a mirror.

pegasus358 said...

Oooh, it's Carcharodon carcharias! One of my favorites! Isn't he all soft and cuddly?

-Beth M.

magolla said...

Why do I feel like I'm the chum??

Scott said...

Fine. Back to therapy. Jaws gave me nightmares. I hate shark movies. I'm the one in the theater who always jumps out of their seat when the shark jumps out of the water to attack. : )

DLBach said...

Wow, Janet. Looks like you had guppy for lunch.

Donna Gambale said...

Awesome picture... wasn't planning on commenting until I read Rissa's comment. And I agree!

Jay said...

Looks like queriers aren't following the simple guidelines again. Go get 'em, Janet!

David said...

I think I see a bit of my query in there.

jnantz said...

Another query for a second-person POV novel, I see.

Jason said...

He's just thrashing and screaming because he's being eaten by a bigger shark.

Rick Daley said...

Boy he sure do have a purty mouth...

Indigo said...

Jabber Jaw!

Please tell me I'm not the only one old enough to remember that show as a kid! (Hugs)Indigo

Marsha Sigman said...

I think I have something caught between my teeth....do you see it? Its right...back...there...see it?

Jude Hardin said...

"I want a double Wild Turkey on the rocks, and I want it now."

BuffySquirrel said...

Julia! Not me! Do it to Julia!

Pamala Knight said...

Wow, I feel that way too when I put my lipstick on from memory instead of looking in a mirror.

DeadlyAccurate said...

Rissa's suggestion is full of win.

Casey McCormick said...

Well, that's one way to wake me out of my coffee-enjoyment daze.

Cowgirl in the City said...

I'm so scared... :)

Rebecca Knight said...

When we say we want a shark for an agent... this isn't necessarily what we meant! O_o

Kristin Laughtin said...

Oh dear, I opened my reader only for my phobia to come jumping out at me.

The Rejectionist said...

So excited for our whiskey! If you don't mind, we would also like to borrow the shark for a couple of hours.

Janet Reid said...

the shark is swimming over now. You might want to take cover. It has not been a good day.

Margaret Yang said...

Does this mean there are new updates on Query Shark? (She asked, full of hope.)

DebraLSchubert said...

How do you scare me, let me count the ways...

dylan said...

Dear Ms Reid

Every time I look at this I hear Liza Minelli singing.

Rick Daley - Is that a "Deliverance" reference?

dylan

jmradosta said...

Janet,
It's posts like this that make me wish you were my agent. I'm just going to have to write a book worthy of you.

Amber Tidd Murphy said...

I love this blog so much. My sides hurt from laughing at all of the comments. Thank you, you have all made my day.

Carolyn said...

A little warning would have been nice.

=:-O

Lydia Sharp said...

I think what the nice shark meant to say was
THIS
.

Lydia Sharp said...

Or maybe THIS.

Lydia Sharp said...

And perhaps THIS. Just a guess. I don't speak shark.

Chumplet - Sandra Cormier said...

If you look real close, right beside his left tonsil, you'll see the fluttering fingers of a clueless writer.

Damaris said...

Damn.

Tracy said...

*whistles happily while finally getting around to checking some favourite agent blogs...whimpers and hurriedly clicks on a non-threatening website like dictionary.com and hopes Ms. Reid has a REALLY good weekend*

Gilbert J. Avila said...

Indigo---I remember Jabberjaw.

Damn---where's my caregiver---I've dropped my shawl again...

laughingwolf said...

octopus gone? :(

Tabitha Maine: said...

OMG I clicked on the icon to reach your blog but stepped away to grab a soda while it loaded; and when I came back, I actually had a knee-jerk reaction of being startled.

PS I like the lipstick comment. I wish I had thought of that. Funny.

Tabitha Maine: said...

Is that shark wearing eyelashes?

What a vain shark: lipstick, eyelashes...what's next?

s.w. vaughn said...

Sometimes you just don't need words, eh, Janet?

Hope your weekend makes up for what was clearly not a good week. :-)

magraham said...

The Shark is swimming to my home town next month. She looks hungry.

Myrtle Beach hasn't had a Shark attack in longer than I can remember. I guess we're due!!

Reesha said...

Um, wow.
hahaha.
...I think....
haha....

uh, it's still scary. But I still laugh. What's up with that?

minervakoenig said...

Must have been one hell of a bad pitch session.

Serenissima said...

Would vodka help?

dylan said...

Does my breath smell like gore?

Susan Bonifant said...

Still the shark? We're gonna need a bigger boat.

Pepper Smith said...

Well, whatever caused that, I hope things are better now.

eTF said...

OOOOOOOOOOOK-LA-HOMA, where the wind comes sweeping down....

Crystal Posey said...

Holy geez, as if you're not scary enough.