Past The Town Of Strange

An archive of Ursulav arts, quotes, fan flailings, and other things she may leave lying about.
Warning: Contains Wombats



Anteater in snow, and Squishy the neurotransmitter! - Ursula Vernon
penguinontour:

Come to the Dragonbreath tour and meet Ursula Vernon!
Danny Dragonbreath can’t breathe fire, but he’ll make you laugh until smoke comes out of your nose. Told in a mix of comic panels and text, this hilarious middle-grade series is perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Find out more about the DRAGONBREATH series: http://bit.ly/DragonbreathSeries
Connect with Ursula Vernon on Twitter: @UrsulaVConnect with Wendell the iguana on Twitter: @WendellIguana
Follow the action on social media with #Dragonbreath
DATESOCT. 20 AT 7 PMBarnes & Noble Tustin13712 Jamboree RoadIrvine, CA 92602714.508.9707
OCT. 23 AT 4:30 PMBookshop Santa Cruz1520 Pacific AveSanta Cruz, CA 95060831.423.0900
OCT. 24 AT 4:00 PMThe Reading Bug785 Laurel St.San Carlos, CA 94070650.591.0100

penguinontour:

Come to the Dragonbreath tour and meet Ursula Vernon!

Danny Dragonbreath can’t breathe fire, but he’ll make you laugh until smoke comes out of your nose. Told in a mix of comic panels and text, this hilarious middle-grade series is perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Find out more about the DRAGONBREATH series: http://bit.ly/DragonbreathSeries

Connect with Ursula Vernon on Twitter: @UrsulaV
Connect with Wendell the iguana on Twitter: @WendellIguana

Follow the action on social media with #Dragonbreath

DATES
OCT. 20 AT 7 PM
Barnes & Noble Tustin
13712 Jamboree Road
Irvine, CA 92602
714.508.9707

OCT. 23 AT 4:30 PM
Bookshop Santa Cruz
1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831.423.0900

OCT. 24 AT 4:00 PM
The Reading Bug
785 Laurel St.
San Carlos, CA 94070
650.591.0100

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The third bird golem was made almost entirely of metal. Its wings gleamed very brightly, but it was too heavy to fly. - Ursula Vernon

Dragons, as we all know, are a highly sexually dimorphic species. Males become large lizardlike creatures, dedicated to acquiring hoards with which to attract potential mates. Female dragons, on the other hand, resemble pearly-skinned humans for much of their lifespan, the better to study the arts of gem appraisal, jewelsmithing, and flea-market antiquing, so that they can assess the value of a male’s hoard down to the last penny and shop between potential mates. (Many of the original legends of draconic interest in virgins may actually be tales of female dragons in the juvenile stage scouting out a male’s hoard.) Upon deciding on a male, the female undergoes a chysalis stage, whereupon, like butterflies, they emerge winged and extremely hungry. Male dragons who plan ahead will stock several sides of beef to forestall this, or else may find themselves backed into a corner of the hoard trying to fend off a ravenous female and uttering such useless lines as “Honey, can’t we talk about this?”  - Ursula Vernon


There were multiple walls in the kitchen! I needed more than one! - Ursula Vernon


Saint Azul is one of the patron saints of gardeners, who seem to require a lot of divine intervention as a group, since when you garden, you pretty much shove something in the ground, make it a little offering of water and fertilizer, and pray for a miracle.Azul is specifically the patron of bulbs, and is invoked by those who are trying to remember where exactly they planted those tulips, whether they’re supposed to take the irises up in fall or not, and whether or not they accidentally put the daffodils in upside-down. Medals of St. Azul buried in beds are believed to protect against incursions by moles and field mice. - Ursula Vernon

The other shamans laughed at Norgle’s Balloon Animal totem, but he’d show ‘em. He’d show them ALL!
Except maybe that porcupine shaman jerk. - Ursula Vernon