Pics ‘Cause It Had to Happen

By rights, this post should be a thousand words, but I’ll wrap it up for you in a few hundred.

Ladies and gentlemen, I’ve found a new toy.

PhotoFunia

The gist of PhotoFunia.com is simple. Step 1, upload pics into a wide variety of templates. Step 2, enjoy the effect!

I happened upon an image a friend had created with this site, and to understate matters, I was inspired.

(“Five Paintings” effect)

(“Five Paintings” effect) Left to right, top row: Wilbur, Lucianíel, and Yves; bottom row, Abishan and Uri.

Apologies to the pun police, but seriously. Once I saw the gallery templates, I 100% had to create a piece with the main cast of INSPIRED framed on a museum wall. If you’ve read the novel, you know why. Ideally, I would have used actual photos of the characters, but since fictional folk tend to be tricky to capture on camera, I went with shots from my INSPIRED photo shoot instead.

(“National Gallery of Art” effect) Yves had to get his own wing, because reasons. Again, readers will know.

(“National Gallery of Art” effect) Yves had to get his own wing, because reasons. Again, readers will know.

(“Library” effect) And how could I not pay homage to Lucianíel and the late Jean St. John?

(“Library” effect) And how could I not pay homage to Lucianíel and the late Jean St. John?

So much for the necessities. But I figured, why stop there? So I kept playing around. Plugging my novel’s cover into the “Sidewalk” effect facilitated a pleasant delusion of big-time fame.

An author can dream!

An author can dream!

And since my short story in the “Toll of Another Bell” fantasy anthology drops Heartsinger and Row in the middle of London, using the book’s cover in the “London Calling” effect was another case of “couldn’t not”.

PhotoFunia-Toll in London

Naturally, it was only a matter of time before Will Scarlet demanded in on the act. Though my “Outlaws of Avalon” novels are still a while from publication, he’s never seen that as a valid reason not to include him when there’s face time to be had. Long story short (and with a straight-up obvious ending), the man got what he wanted*.

(“Wanted” effect) Of course, if Will Scarlet designed his own wanted poster, it would read more like: “WANTED. By absolutely everyone. So badly, it hurts.”

(“Wanted” effect) Of course, if Will Scarlet designed his own wanted poster, it would read more like: “WANTED. By absolutely everyone. So badly, it hurts.”

*And the puns just keep on coming.

Threw in one for Allyn-a-Dale, too, with the “Old Book” effect, because once again, the perfection was not to be resisted.

PhotoFunia-Allyn's in the Book

So what do you think, gang? Which gussied-up pic was your fave? ^^ And hey, if you end up putting together some cool PhotoFunia images of your own, I’d love to see ‘em!

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