The Sorrows of Young Werewolf (eyeteeth) wrote,
The Sorrows of Young Werewolf

Nahum, rank, and serial number

It seems that Nahum is pronounced "NAY-um" in English, though the existence of the variant spelling Nachum suggests to me that it really ought to have an aspirated h. Anyway, the potential for an Abbott-and-Costello-style vaudeville routine involving a name that sounds like name has so far, astonishingly, not been exploited. Also, the world really could use a Nahum coloring book. "The chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall justle one against another in the broad ways: they shall seem like torches, they shall run like the lightnings." What six-year-old wouldn't want to color that in?

I drew Jonah kneeling to give myself more space for text, but it had the unexpected effect of making him look deferential, in contrast to his argumentative character. Of course he gets bloodthirsty and irritable anyway. Even bloodthirsty and irritable people like to be told stories.
Tags: stix, the book of jonah, the book of nahum
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