I think this video has a very important message: it's time to step beyond the magic rings and give the other magic thingies their due. Imagine being a pair of magic galoshes, just waiting for someone to recognize your awesomeness. But nooooo. Those #$*)ing cutesy little rings get all the attention.
Magic galoshes are pretty much the nerds in the world o' kewl magic objects. And since I am a nerd, I identify with them pretty strongly. Y'know, in case you couldn't tell.
My WIP has a holy object in it, which is pretty much a stone's throw from a magic object in terms of literary devices. And I think that in the interest of kewl magic objects everywhere, I need to step outside the usual magic object box. I shall not use a ring, or a gem, or something pretty like that. I will not kowtow to convention and break out the holy hand grenade.
Nay! I shall do something different.
I blame this whole idea on Super Brave Mercedes. She sent me the most hilarious thank you gift ever: a handmade purple ninja with his own Richard Simmons doll. I nearly gave myself a coronary, and now I've got Richard on the brain. So thank you to Super Brave Mercedes for the ninja, and to Humongously Awesome Hollan for the ninja pictures. My office is nice and ninja-y now. Y'all deserve to go into the Semi-Secret Order of the Blog Ninja just for sheer awesomeness. I also belatedly realize that I never added Kiersten to the SSO, and as the office assistant to The Universe, she deserves it.