Hi everyone!!

I'm sorry to disappoint... but this is NOT the epilogue. The epilogue is a bit delayed due to real life intervening BUT I did want to post this note to let you know that more is coming, first in the form of an all encompassing totally summing it all up epilogue. And no, it does not necessarily mean there can't be a sequel, though right now I'm not working on a sequel to this because... well... technically it already IS a sequel. Adding a third would create a trilogy and THAT is a problem because... well... it was already going to be the third in a trilogy. Of course, having a fourth book in a so-called Trilogy puts me in very good company—with the likes of Douglas Adams whose "Hitchhikers Trilogy" reached five books before his untimely death... but I digress. Let's move on to more important things.

Like PLUSHIES!!

You can currently view a draft of our Leroux-based plushie at the artists Deviant Art account. It's still under editing because we're changing Erik's shade of yellow and a couple other little details, but if you have the slightest interesting in buying one—or even if you don't—you REALLY need to check him out. When I came up with the idea, I didn't entertain the hope of him being this incredibly cute. So here. Check out the link.

Now, check this out. FFN doesn't allow us to type in links, so you have to alter this very, very carefully. Copy and paste this link into your browser and change the word DOT to an actual dot in both places.

http://biskuitsDOTdeviantartDOTcom/art/Erik-Plush-initial-design-103064448


I'm still playing with the text for Erik's tail tag (don't worry... he doesn't actually have a "tail." It'll probably go on the tail of his coat) and I have to get my husband the lawyer to edit it so that the copyright is legal and such, but here's the draft:

Front of tag

Limited Edition
Leroux's Erik
The Original Opera Ghost
The protagonist of Gaston Leroux's classic The Phantom of the Opera has a skeleton frame, eyes set deep as those in the skull of a dead man, pasty yellow skin stretched drumtight, a terrible hole for a nose and only a few long dark locks of hair behind his ears, but his heart is capricious enough to contain the whole world.

Back of tag
The Phantom of the Opera
by Gaston Leroux was published in 1911 and is in the public domain in the United States of America. Plush design © by Elizabeth Gibbs, licensed to Six Point Design. All rights reserved.

Please feel free to leave feedback here, on her DA account, on my DA account or anywhere else you can. The more comments, the better. Thanks, and thanks again.