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Bringing a cursed teddybear to a party

Today I’m participating in The Faux Fountain Pen’s Muse Party Blogfest. You’re all invited to bring your muse or one of your characters to the party. Since I don’t have a muse (unless you count Stephen King), I decided to bring Edgar, the misunderstood teddy bear from my new novel, The Bear Who Wouldn’t Leave

1. Who is your muse (or character)? Tell us a little bit about him and why you brought him. 

Some people think Edgar is an evil, cursed bear. I think he gives back what he gets. All he needs is a little love, and who could argue with that? I figured that, after everything he’s been through, this bear could use a fun night out.

2. What are you guys wearing? Dressing up or keeping it casual?

Of course Edgar is Them Birdsdressed to the nines with his built-in fur coat. And since he’s a panda, it always looks like he’s in a tuxedo. As for me, I’m wearing my favourite Threadless shirt and jeans.

3. It’s a potluck! Did you bring something yummy?

was planning to make honey cake and butter tarts, but Edgar has this nasty habit of destroying everything in the fridge.

4. Open bar! What are you both drinking (booze or otherwise)? 

Edgar loves a dry martini, but he’s bad enough when he’s sober, so I think we’ll both stick to water. That sangria does look good, though…

5. Wallflowers or social butterflies? 

We’re both extroverts. For Edgar, that’s part of the problem.

6. What song(s) will you and your character sing for karaoke?

The Teddy Bear’s Picnic, of course.

7. What’s your favorite party game?

For some reason, Edgar has a soft spot for Hungry, Hungry Hippos.

8. Which one of you is more likely to end up dancing on a table top?

Edgar. Especially if there’s something valuable on the table that he can smash.

9. Has your character been a good date and would you ever hang out with him again? 

One thing I’ll say about Edgar–a night with him is never boring!

To visit the other bloggers in this festival and find out more about our host, please check out her blog.

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28 Comments

  1. Misha

    You brought Edgar? Well. This party has just gone to a whole new level of interesting.

    Reply
    • JH

      But of course. I figured he needs to get out once in a while too. 😉

      Reply
  2. Tamara Narayan

    The first party animal finally joins us! What would a party be without a bit of broken glass?

    Reply
    • JH

      Exactly, Tamara! I figured we’d liven things up a bit.

      Reply
  3. Samantha

    Faux Fountain Pen knows all the most interesting people! So glad I came to this party!

    Reply
    • JH

      I almost bowed out, Samantha…I was so exhausted after the weekend, but I’m glad I sucked it up. Edgar really wanted to go.

      Reply
  4. Chrys Fey

    So…I have a little brown bear that I got when I had spine surgery as a kid….and now you’ve making me look sideways at him. HAHA!

    Reply
    • JH

      Just be very, very nice to him, Chrys…that’s all I can say. Bears don’t like to sleep in the closet.

      Reply
  5. C. Lee McKenzie

    I’ll bet Edgar is a party crasher, too. He seems to have all the requisite talents.

    Reply
    • JH

      It is hard to keep him away.

      Reply
  6. Sarah Foster

    I’ve always been crazy about stuffed animals so I’ll probably hang out with Edgar for a while! I’m picturing him holding a martini now, which is kind of hilarious. 😀
    Thanks for coming to my party!

    Reply
    • JH

      You’re very welcome, Sarah! It’s been lots of fun.

      I’ve got to warn you about Edgar, though. While he’s sort of cute and cuddly (in spite of his fangs), he does have a nasty dark side.

      Reply
    • JH

      Ha! You can’t keep Edgar away from anything. If he decides to destroy something, he’s unstoppable.

      Reply
  7. Patricia Lynne

    I think my muse would have fun destroying things with Edgar. LOL

    Reply
    • JH

      Let the games begin!

      Reply
  8. Danielle E. Shipley

    “Awww, D,” says Will Scarlet, his arm knocking mine. “You could’ve brought your Bruno Bear!”

    /I/ didn’t bring /anyone/. Are we forgetting who dragged whom to his party, Scarlet?

    “Pfft, like you’re not having a blast.”

    I’ll not deny it. ^_^

    Reply
    • JH

      Thanks for commenting, Danielle.

      Reply
    • JH

      Thanks, Stephanie. I thought he would be the most interesting party date.

      Reply
    • JH

      The secret to hanging out with Edgar is not to piss him off. You wouldn’t like him when he’s angry.

      Reply
  9. dolorah

    “The Teddy Bear’s Picnic, of course!” I’ll have to look that one up. No honey in my fridge, he’d likely not enjoy himself in my fridge, lol.

    What fun to see you again JH.

    Reply
    • JH

      Thanks, Dolorah. The Teddy Bear’s Picnic is an old children’s song.

      If you go out in the woods today, you’d better go in disguise.

      If you go out in the woods today, prepare for a big surprise.

      Thought it was appropriate.

      Reply
  10. AJ Lauer (@ayjaylauer)

    Hah your Muse Party entry made me giggle (Teddy Bear’s Picnic – ha!). But umm.. I think I’ll be on the opposite side of the room from Edgar…

    Reply
    • JH

      No worries. Just don’t be rude.

      Edgar always gets even. It’s kind of a thing with him.

      Reply
  11. Heather M. Gardner

    Edgar!
    I really wanted honey cake and butter tarts! Stop messing with the fridge!
    Nice to meet you, though. 🙂

    Great post!
    Heather

    Reply
    • JH

      I know, Heather, I know. He just has to wreck everything. At least he didn’t destroy the host’s house…yet. I suspect that’s because she was polite to him.

      Reply

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