Ariel's Donut Delivery Service

[Text by Amberle Ferrian]

"Ariel's Donut Delivery Service" (aridonut.gif, 1023x657x2, 24774 bytes) is the 32nd in a continuing series of fine Disney fanart drawings by Bob Ito <ito@[...]> and the 11th in the so-called "Bucketland Cards" series of handmade greeting cards, "when you're too cheap to buy a card". :-)

Poor David Cuthbert <dacut@[...]>. He's probably the third- or fourth-biggest Ariel fan on rec.arts.disney (those of you ahead of him know who you are :-). But David knows that Ariel can never come to him, despite his practically turning his computer monitor into a shrine to her, what with the figurines of our red-headed heroine sitting on it and a email package he wrote himself and dubbed "ArielMail" running on it.

[From David: How is it that Amberle finds out about these things? :-)]

But wait! Could it be? What's that strange sound coming from the computer speaker? Why, it's Ariel herself, rapping on the screen from the other side, trying to distract David's attention from his half-eaten donut, his favorite food as a FDC Bucketeer! And she's got even more donuts with her, as well as a special surprise from her fellow Disney friends waiting for David! He checks the date--why, it's his birthday! David thinks about doing a virus scan on ArielMail, but decides against it--this is the kind of virus he can deal with (munch, munch)!

[D: For those that are wondering, no, I do not call the first version of my programs "Ariel" instead of "Alpha," nor do I call the second version "Belle" instead of "Beta." But I have considered it. :-)]

This is a handmade birthday card drawn by Bob for David Cuthbert, whose birthday was in December, and signed by the balance of the FDC's Bucketeer Bodyguard Brigade and their charge. Each FDC member who signed the card is represented by his or her walkaround character:

Amberle Ferrian <amberle@[...]>:  Belle
Bob Ito <ito@[...]>:       Grumpy
David Uy <daviduy@[...]>:              Eilonwy (from THE BLACK CAULDRON)
Jeff Wilson <jdwilson@[...]>      Beast

The image is divided into three sections as follows:

left:   front of card
right:  inside right of card
inset:  back of card with "Bucketland Cards" slogan

As with all "Bucketland Cards", personal messages have been deleted.

Happy birthday, David!

[D: Thanks, guys! I loved the card!]

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