Before I talk about the postcard update, allow me to clarify a few things:
1. No, I’m not expecting a child. I may never be expecting a child. This was a prank pulled on me by Amy and Britt, and they did an impressive job, especially by supplementing it with posts on their own blogs and a fake IM conversation between the two of them over on These Walls Have Ears. I still love them, and it was pretty damn funny.
2. For those of you who believed it, there are a few things of which you should be aware. First, if we were having a baby, there is an extremely good chance that I wouldn’t post anything about it on here at all. Even if I changed my mind and actually posted something, it wouldn’t be until the second trimester once the biggest threat of miscarriage had passed. Even at that point, if I were to write something, I would write something funny, not a serious post. And most importantly, I wouldn’t misspell anything!!
3. Knowing my stance on children, for those of you who did believe it, don’t you think sympathy or an expression of horror would be more in line than congratulations? I mean, I do appreciate the goodwill from all of you fuckers, but c’mon. If I was expecting a child, I’d be horrified and damn near suicidal. Or homicidal. Some type of -cidal.
Any questions? Good. Now, onto less frightening topics. As I’m sure you remember, a little over a week ago, I offered to send a horrifying and disgusting postcard to anyone who wanted one, with Avitable art on the front. Well, the postcards were mailed on Saturday across the US and to Canada, Australia, Sweden, and the Netherlands. In the end, I wrote almost 60 of them. If you requested one, you should be receiving it over the next week or so. If you didn’t request one, or if you want to spoil yourself, you can see the designs I created.
I designed 6 different postcards and randomly chose who was getting which design. I printed them myself using Avery postcards, and was pretty happy with them, except that they are not quite the same paper stock as most postcards, and they’re a bit thinner. For my first effort, they still turned out okay, and I hope you get a kick out of them. I used the space on the back to expand on the message on the front of the postcard in graphic, explicit detail. You’ll see what I mean once you get yours.
Here are the 6 designs:
In my post last week, I also said that the postcards from Heather, Vulgar Wizard, and Mr. Fabulous inspired me to do two different things. The first one was a secret, and this project was the second inspiration.
I will now reveal my first, secret inspiration:
When I first decided to do the postcard project, I searched for a website that sold postcards that were embarrassing and horrifying. Postcards that had messages on the covers that you wouldn’t want your mailman reading. If I could have found such a site, I would have bought several packs to use, instead of creating my own.
However, as far as I can tell, there really isn’t a site like that. So I decided to make one! Without further ado, I introduce Postcard Hell:
Right now, there’s just a placeholder (or if the DNS hasn’t propagated, nothing), but pretty soon I will have it set up to sell the six postcards I designed as a pack that you will be able to purchase and send to your friends, enemies, and pets! I plan on adding more designs, including plenty that are not my artwork, all with the main goal of passing on humiliating messages to anyone that you want to reach!