Saturday, January 16, 2010

Dobie Houseguest....

I’ve bought this awesome book called, The Element Encyclopedia of Magical Creatures, written by John and Caitlin Matthews. It is an A-Z collection of damn near every magical creature you can think of and then some I’ve never heard of. There are some peculiar magical creatures that are left out, like Satan/Lucifer, but maybe they don’t consider him magical.

Anyway, I have found a boat load of creatures I want to write about. Some I’m excited about and plan to use in upcoming books. *rubs hands together* Oh, the evil I can create with them. It’s got the muse juices flowing. ;-)

Anyhoo, the one I picked for today is Dobie/Dobby. For those of you familiar with J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, I’m sure you’re familiar with this magical creature. Since I’ve never read a Harry Potter book, I wasn’t familiar with the character. But it does note that a Dobie is best known from this series as the not so bright friend of the young wizard.

To the British in Northern England, a Dobie is a house fairy. Who besides me wants one? *waves hand excitedly* Can I paweese have one? Pretty please, with a cherry on top! I always need help with house work and my family’s idea of helping is throwing socks on the stairs. Grrr… They never make them up the stairs unless I pick them up. What’s up with that? *rolls eyes*

Better yet, the Dobie likes helping us human beings. I’ll be honest, I like having help. You want to know what’s even better than that. A Dobie likes to help with laboring type tasks. Yippee! I got plenty of laboring type tasks that I need help with all the time! Dusting, sweeping, moping, vacuuming, washing clothes, cleaning toilets, yard work and cleaning out garages, that’ll get him started laboring. And since they like laboring, I’ll happily keep a Dobie happy. Cross my heart and all that stuff.

I am practically dancing at the thought of this. *looks about rabidly* I need one!!! Someone give me the 411 on where I can purchase a Dobie house fairy? I’m willing to pay top dollar *cough-within-reason-cough* and I’m guessing my local Wal-Mart isn’t selling them and if they are…they’ve got the price jacked so high I can’t see it. >:(

Apparently, Dobie’s aren’t known for their wisdom. Now, I’m thinking who cares about wisdom. It doesn’t take intelligence to sweep and mop floors. Or how about dusting? Yep, you guessed it, doesn’t require much intelligence from me to do that menial task.

Dobie’s often make ridiculous mistakes and are easily confused. Well, now the authors are just picking on them now. And, have they ever been to my house? My kids and I make ridiculous mistakes all the time. And…easily confused? *laughs uproariously* Visit my house and I’ll show you easily confused. We’ll make you easily confused. When my boys (2 children + 1 husband) are all talking ninety to nothing (all at one time—seriously, it happens!), 2 + 2 = 4 becomes a difficult equation. They have me wanting to scream, “Stop the madness!” Or if I hear “Momma” or “Babe” one more time, I might garrote them all! LOL Kidding! No one is in serious danger of bodily harm, but I have had to talk myself down from going somewhat psycho.

Apparently West Yorkshire residents don’t like house fairies because to them a Dobie is an evil fairy that leaps onto the backs of unsuspicious commuters on horseback (I wonder if this has been upgraded to vehicles) and chokes them. *laughs weakly and looks about shiftily* Psst…for the record, I don’t want a West Yorkshire Dobie. *shudders* They’re a little too violent for my cup of tea.

Have a great weekend everyone! Make me proud and be naughty at least once this weekend. ;-)


Sierra Wolfe said...

Ooooh! I want a copy of that book! I've been wanting something like that for a long time!!

I've been wanting a Dobie ever since Harry Potter! I'd love to have one of them wonderful creatures! If you find out how to get one, let me know!

Please share more creatures again! I love to read about them!

Tierney O'Malley said...

I'm a fan of Harry Potter and familiar with Doby. I want one, too. I think right now, we have the Borrowers living somewhere in the house. Lately, I've been missing things. No, don't blame my vertigo and the meds I'm taking. I blame the Borrowers the same way I blame my dryer why I couldn't fit in my six month old jeans anymore.

Nice post, Gracen. :)

Mark Alders said...

Ah, yes, "borrowers". They are everywhere.

Excellent post, mate.



Tierney O'Malley said...


You're familiar with the Borrowers? Have you seen the movie? I know its more like a movie for kids, but the concept is cool. I think I watched the movie a hundred times with my kids. :D

Gracen Miller said...

Sierra, I picked the book up at Barnes and Noble on sale for $10. It was a steal!

I'm unfamiliar with the Dobie from Harry Potter, but I really, really, REALLY want a cleaning Dobie. *sighs as fantasies run through my head* That fantasy ranks right up there with...yeah, not going there. ;-)

Tierney, I think I have some Borrowers too. Oh, wait, no I don't....I "organized" everything and now I CANNOT find anything!!! *beats head against the wall* It didn't help when my husband laughed at me over this dilemma. *shoots him with an evil glare*

Mark, thanks for your comment. they multiply when you add water? ;-)

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