Monday, 25 July 2016

Every Inchie Monday: Underground

Hello Folks,

In The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, our intrepid travelers have found the legendary planet Magarathea, where Zaphod, tells the group, "the Magaratheans lived most of their lives underground"  There was no overpopulation or pollution, "they just didn't like [the surface] very much".  So thus Zaphod, Ford and Trillion head underground to see what they can find.  Later Trillian "was reminded unavoidably of the London Underground, though it was less thoroughly squalid" [Chapter 20].

I knew the Magatheans lived underground when I made my inchies before I started on my quest to find all the words, so I didn't realize I was using Trillian's (in the book) idea about the London underground.  Keep in mind I live in Canada where we call the Underground a Subway, and there is no subway in my city.

I really was quite stumped for a while in considering what I could quill that would represent underground.  I drew a little picture of things that grow underground 

and there was my inspiration.

I've always wanted to live in Toronto where they have subways.  I have a friend who lives there and he hates the subway and often walks long distances to avoid them at rush hour.  Guess the grass is always greener...

Have a great week.  Maybe hiding underground would protect us from all this intense heat we are getting.

I also wanted to say how much I appreciate your comments.  They delight me and I look forward every week to reading them.  Thank you.


  1. Wonderful inchies as always--the quilling is brilliant

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. A great selection for us again! You really do go all out :-)


  3. I love all the takes on the theme that you did. Awesome.

  4. I used to use the subways in NY. I think it would be a bit more scary these days though. I really like your quilled carrot!

  5. When I worked in Boston, my live revolved around the "T," short for "MBTA," short for Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority. They have trains, trolleys, buses and the subway. A very old and perilous subway. But I could get around the city for a dollar.
    Not anymore. No one can get around Phoenix without a car and certainly not for a dollar!
    Love your work; that is the cutest little carrot! c

  6. Brilliant inchies and blogpost.

  7. Super work Kia, I like your thinking - love the carrot!