Love Deafening silence Plus-style

typed for your pleasure on 14 February 2014, at 8.25 pm

Sdtrk: ‘Keepers of the dawn (Who loves the sun?)’ by Tropical popsicle

St Valentine’s Day, of course, is a holiday made popular by the very first gangster massacre back in 1929, when Al Capone had a buncha mooks lined up against the wall and ventilated, see. As many of the victims’ hearts were pierced by bullets, current generations memorialise this event by exchanging hearts to loved ones. How does Cupid enter into the equation, you ask? Much as how Christians appropriated the Easter egg from Pagans, so it was with celebrating St Valentine’s Massacre; Cupid originally symbolised a flying baby. It’s true.

Quite a few of the people I began following on Twitter were people I knew on MySpace. Remember MySpace? Okay, you can stop now. One of them, Hayley Heartbreak, is a Gothabilly lass from New Zealand who does pretty nifty illustrations in her spare time. Last year, she began doodling Valentine’s Day illos on Post-It notes for a set number of people who asked for one, and I managed to catch her this year. This is the fantastic result:

The Missus, our mistress, and I think it’s too damned cute. Thanks, Hayley!

Random similar posts, for more timewasting:

Any Synthetiks-related news, Davecat? (Jul 2005) on July 10th, 2005

Circus Minimus: The biggest lion so far on August 1st, 2008

2 have spoken to “Love Deafening silence Plus-style”

  1. Peter Synthetik & Miss July writes:

    It`s me again, your favourite calendar girl MJ !
    That`s a interesting story about V-Day.
    We saw some time ago the movie “Lawless”, with that beautiful ginger girl Jessica Chastain, which plays in that cruel 30`s.
    We don`t celebrate V-Day, but Peter bought 18 bottles Schwip Schwap, so I`m in heaven (it`s made by Pepsi – cola + orange – you might have this in the US – you call it soda ? hi hi ).
    This drawing of you 3 is sooo sweet ! That Hayley girl did a great job !!

  2. Davecat writes:

    Fräulein July –
    Although my favourite hair colour on a lass goes from various shades of purple, to black, to green, I have to say: Gingers are remarkable in their own right. As fellow iDollator Jesse1965 says, ‘You can sleep with a blonde, you can sleep with a brunette, but you’ll never get any sleep with a redhead’. Ha!

    Valentine’s Day is what you make of it! I’m fairly sure you and Herr Synthetik had a great time! And Schwip Schwap sounds like it’s worth looking into…

    Glad you like the doodle; I should let Hayley know she might have more requests for them next year. :-)

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