Monday, December 10, 2012

Cheers Cavanaugh Blogfest


Today kicks off the the Cheers Cavanaugh Blogfest, hosted by Mark, Morgan, Stephen, and David. The prizes include a signed copy of one of Alex’s books, a recording of Alex playing guitar, and a photo of the elusive ninja himself.

We are to give back to the most giving blogger on the Internet, Alex J. Cavanaugh. That’s probably not possible in a single blogfest, but we’re going to try.

In +/- 20 words, what does Alex look like?

He looks like the very sexy Hugh Jackman. (I’ve heard there are bonus points for this!)

In +/- 20 words, who could play Alex in a documentary? (Living or dead.)

I’ll stick with Hugh Jackman. (Maybe more bonus points?)

In +/- 20 words, who does Alex remind you of?

Captain America - wholesome, genuine, humble, and willing to do anything for others.

In +/- 100 words, (excluding the title) write flash fiction using all these prompts: Cavanaugh, Ninja, IWSG, Cosbolt, Guitar

The stage lights dimmed. The crowd roared, and I added my voice to the cry. I’d waited all year for this concert. Cosbolt live!

Strobes flashed, spraying a rainbow of colors. Shadowy figures moved across the stage, keeping to the shadows as if ninjas. The crescendo around me rose several decibels in anticipation.

The strobes ceased, plunging the arena into darkness. My heart pounded in my chest. I stretched higher on my toes, determined not to miss the moment.

An explosion of lights flooded the stage at the same time as music erupted from the massive speakers. I squinted against the brilliance, my eyes on the dark figure front and center. I was only ten feet away and could clearly see the guitar’s silhouette. I screamed louder, my hands in the air.

The bright lights dimmed and spotlights fell on the figure. Tossing back his long hair to reveal the “IWSG” logo on his chest, he stepped up to the microphone and held up his fist.

“Are you ready to rock?” Cavanaugh screamed.

I think I lost my voice that night.

(Image is from my recent TSO concert.)

For Bonus Points: In +/- 40 words, leave a comment for Mrs. Cavanaugh - thanking her for sharing

Thank you for allowing Alex to pursue his dream. He’s helped so many and made the blogging world a better place. True success is based on how many lives one touches, and Alex is the epitome of true success.


For a list of participants, visit Mark, Morgan, Stephen, or David. And if you’re not following Alex, visit his blog HERE.

Best I could offer, Alex! Hope you enjoy today. You deserve it.

59 comments:

  1. "True success is based on how many lives one touches..."

    You wrote a beautiful tribute and summed it up well!

    To Alex!

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  2. I also went with Hugh Jackman...
    Great flash fiction piece... I'm picturing Alex "live in concert"!

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  3. Wonderful post in this blogfest, though I didn't stick to the rules I did honour Alex in the only way I know how,

    Yvonne.

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  4. Awesome tribute, Diane. Loved the flash fiction.
    Karen

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  5. Touching tribute. May all those brownie points add for you too! ;)

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  6. Bonus points... *snort*
    Awesome flash of Alex!

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  7. What a great flash fiction! I could feel the hot lights!

    Great job,
    Heather

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  8. "very sexy Hugh Jackman" Holy ?!&8^ ... that's like saying a "really hot sun". Question: Could we even stand to be in the same room as Alex? I'm thinking that's why he is contained to the Internet--it's the only thing large enough to diffuse his magnificence. :-D

    Seriously loving these 'Alex Day' posts, and yours was awesome LD.

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  9. I'm ready to rock! Yes, bonus point for Hugh Jackman. Not reality, but I'll take it.
    Thanks so much for everything, Diane!

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  10. Hugh Jackson - yes - I can totally see it! Cheers to Alex for everything he's done to support us all over the past few years.

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  11. I love your post! So fun and yes, Hugh Jackman adds the rock God element~ Love it! Yes, that adds the heat to this concert, I mean fest ;D

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  12. Beautifully written homage. :-D I liked your flash.

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  13. Captain America and Wolverine! Pretty sure Alex is loving those comparisons.

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  14. Nice! What an awesome blogfest.

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  15. Hugh Jackman is a very good choice!

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  16. Great post! Alex is an inspiration. So thankful to call him a friend.

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  17. Thank you, everyone. I've never written flash fiction before, so it was my first attempt.

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  18. Very cool! You and I must have been channeling each other or something because our posts are strangely similar. Spooky!

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  19. I'm loving reading all the Alex posts today :)

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  20. Awesome flash fiction. :) And love the image of Hugh Jackman as Alex. :)

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  21. Captain America! <----Yes!

    Great post, Diane. This has been so fun!

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  22. So, do you think Alex will flash is Hugh Jackman abs on his blog for us??? :D

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  23. Maybe my theory is wrong ... maybe Alex really IS Hugh Jackman! Can't wait to see you sing in that movie this Christmas, Alex. LOL! Awesome post, Diane! :)

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  24. The flash fiction was perfect! Yes, I think he might look like Hugh Jackman. :) Love your tribute to Alex, Diane!

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  25. Oh man, I didn't know there was a bonus for Hugh Jackman. No wonder I've seen so much of Hugh around today! Great flash fiction - great photo, too!

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  26. Hugh Jackman and Captain America? Wowza - you sure Alex exists :-D That would be one exciting concert and if he's as you say he looks like then I'd lose my voice too!

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  27. Very nice flash. I felt like I was at the concert. There were bonus points for Hugh Jackman? Ya know, Capt. America does seem to really fit.

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  28. Love this! Sounds like a great concert :)

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  29. Nancy, I just pictured him as a rock star.

    Morgan, that just seemed to fit.

    Stina, probably not!

    Gwen, he mentioned it once, so I ran with it.

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  30. Hugh Jackman - Great Choice!!! And love the story!

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  31. Darn, why didn't I think of Hugh Jackman. Can Alex sing and dance?

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  32. That was thrilling Diane.

    ......dhole

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  33. lots of votes for hugh jackman! i agree! hubba hubba!
    and great flash!

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  34. LOVE your flash piece, woooo rock stars! :)

    Huuuuuuuuuuuugh................ But only as Wolverine for me ;)

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  35. Interesting reading the choices of who could play Alex and what/who he looks like. There are definite themes throughout his fan base. Just sayin' :-)

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  36. One of these days we will have to persuade Alex to post a photo of himself. A great tribute Diane to a man who is so worthy of it.

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  37. That Flash Fiction truly FLASHED! Great job.

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  38. Yes, Hugh Jackman is a good guess, and some others agree. I like the concert idea for the post. Great job.

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  39. Really EXCELLENT description of the concert, L. Diane.

    I felt my hear pounding right along with yours!

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  40. I don't know what we'd do without Alex and his blogging and his comments. Great post!

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  41. Hi Diane .. such a great post - I'd join you at the Concert .. but lovely words too .. Alex is a true friend and certainly touches many of us ..

    Wonderfully well done - just sums you up too .. I can see you there!! Cheers Hilary

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  42. Sounds like that concert would be a good one! Would hate to miss it!

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  43. Susan, I have no idea.

    Trisha, I would take him any way I could get him.

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  44. Ooo, that was a great concert!

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  45. Oh, Captain America! That is a good one.

    Allison (Geek Banter)

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  46. Rock on! Awesome flash piece.

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  47. Hugh, great choice! Love your flash fiction!

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  48. Great post. Loved the flash fiction!

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  49. Awesome flash fic and great post.

    I have to say I'm jealous that you got to see TSO live. :)

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  50. of course hugh jackman is worth bonus points!
    and fun flash!

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  51. Alex the rock God... and why not :)

    Cheers for participating in AlexFest :)

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  52. Heheheee, Yesss! Hugh Jackman. :) You should definitely get bonus points! Fun flash fiction too!

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  53. I can totally see Alex up there on stage with TSO!! :)

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  54. Mark, seven times, and almost all of them in the first few rows.

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  55. That was an awesome story! The picture is perfect for it, too.

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