Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Adele, Adelle, Addele... what's in a name?


Fire Rainbow over Cajun Country

I was traveling on Highway 90 in South Louisiana outside Morgan City, Louisiana. As I drove along, I sew something in the sky I had never seen before. I took a couple of pictures and did my research. It is called a 'Fire Rainbow' or, in scientific terms, a circumhorizontal arc. Now I wish I could have taken pictures of the entire sky, because it was littered with them! Your considered lucky to even see one, that's how rare this thing is.

--Ian Benoit

Late night yowls, my in-the-golden-light Big Cat Beauties... yes, the nice, nice weather is still holding on the tame prairie... wow, though, a heaviness prevails in the 'force' so to speak, and chaotic energies abound in our world... the Kougaress had a bit of a low blood-sugar scare today with her health... but all is okay now.

Authoress news and mews ~

Guess what? The Kougar got a nice paragraph in the June issue of the Romantic Times magazine because she was an American Title IV finalist for MURDER BY HAIR SPRAY IN GARDENIA, NEW ATLANTIS. The article is: "Where Are They 'AT'? On page 26.

The Kougar is writing Chapter Forty of her WIP ~ Her Midnight Stardust Cowboys ~ she's at about 54,000 words.

May 17 [2:07 pm] UPDATE: No! The Kougar has 'not' been BANNED. Likely a Yahoo glitch. However, the Kougar had some reason to believe it could be true, give her controversial stance at times.

Gosh, Kittens, the Kougar may have had her post BANNED from the Indie loop discussion about Harlequin's corrupt business practices. Her comment was short and only in support of another author's position. The Kougar may have also pointed out that Harlequin has had a VERY LONG history of cheating authors, and therefore cheating readers. How does she know this? By reading the RWR [Romance Writer's Report from Romance Writers of America] during that time period.

Truth to meow, the Kougar had posted NOTHING, no response to any post, since April 3. On the long view of this development, it merely represents a microcosm of what is occurring in the overall world macrocosm. DIVISION. There are those of us who seek the truth no matter what it is, no matter if we are decimated-devastated by it personally. Then, there are those who will hold onto the status quo, bury their heads in the proverbial sand, because they think it serves them, saves them. They don't care, at a deep level, what the real truth is, or how their actions adversely affect others in the long run.

Adele, Adelle, Addele... what's in a name? A lawsuit evidently, if you sign with the name, Adele, as an author did recently. So, yeah, when did it become another sleazy, supposedly legal trick to *trademark* a regular name, then threaten someone else who has that same name, or uses 'Adele' as a pen name?

According to 'baby name' info this Big Cat found on the net, the name, Adele, is a commonly used name for girls.

Origin: Germanic ~ Meaning: Noble

Origin: French ~ Meaning: Noble

Additional info: In French spelt with a grave accent: 'AdÃ̈le'.

Adele was the name of Jane's flighty but charming charge in Charlotte Bronte's novel "Jane Eyre."

'Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I' by Gustav Klimt is one of the most expensive paintings ever sold.

Popularity of Adele ~ US top 1000 names since 1880

The Kougaress's solution ~ Authors, en masse use the name, Adele. Whether it's for your heroine/hero, a secondary character, the villain, or a pet... or an evil pet. Or whatever your imagination conjures up. We authors need to use the power of the pen! And, yeah, that'll give the singer, Adele, a whole big ole publicity boost, which may be what's this is all about anyway. Because, hey, why not abuse an innocent author just to hype your singer client, and make her trendy?

Or, as the Kougaress yowled in yesterday's post:

IT JUST GETS BETTER ~ BIG CAT SNARK ~ The Big Media Industry Corps are frightened to death of real authorly freedom. So, here they go cracking the slavery whip. One more GOOD reason NOT to purchase anything from them, or as little as possible.

Big Cat by-the-numbers ~

11:55 pm... 1:11 am... 2:12 am... 2:22 am... 3:33 am... 10:10 pm... there is a huge AWARENESS shift occurring... to destroy this new AWARENESS the global bad guys take horrific action...

The most powerful weapon is the human soul on fire.

~ Have a magickal month of May ~


And, May you live the dreams of your heart, not in interesting times...

NOT 'Adele' kisses from the Kougar...


Serena Shay said...

Oh for the love of all things...slapping a trademark on a name? That's a little much...

Awesome promo! Congrats for getting into the June Romantic times. :D

Savanna Kougar said...

Isn't it just a bit much?

Thanks! I guess I can hope it will advance my 'authorly' career. I talked about ShapeShifter Seductions. But that didn't make the paragraph. ~smiles~