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It’s Unicorn Appreciation Day!

It’s January 11th, and we all know what that means, don’t we?

Yes, it’s Unicorn Appreciation Day (UAD)! We will be celebrating here with pictures, poems and fun facts. So, let’s begin with a picture of the magnificent beast.


The unicorn, in all its magnificence

Hmm, I don’t think the DraliDoodle team has quite captured its full majesty. Apparently they “don’t do horsies”. Never mind, let’s have the first of our poems. This one’s from the DraliDoodle team.

Tablet ready
Stylus in hand, sketching, colouring
pointy horn.

Well, that was an epic fail, both words and picture.

FUN FACT! After being hunted almost to extinction, unicorns numbers are increasing as they are a protected species. They are only hunted by the residents of a certain populous island, and only for “research purposes”.

JOKE! What do you call a unicorn without a horn? A horse! Ha ha ha.

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Oh no. That wasn’t very appropriate, was it? I do apologise. But we need the money. Let’s move quickly on to the second of our poems, this time contributed by the DraliRomance team.

I dream
of your glossy coat, your liquid eyes, your huge
pointy horn.

The DraliRomance team has only ever had one outing on this blog and now we know why. Back in your box, DraliRomance team! Let’s try one from the DraliHorror team.

Rearing high in dark shadows
Hooves smashing, vicious ripping
pointy horn.

Yeah, that’s more like it!

FUN FACT! Did you know that a baby unicorn is correctly called a “babycorn”?

I wonder how people celebrate UAD? Here’s a picture of UAD celebrations in a typical English town. I bet everyone is having a fun time!

Unicorn Celebrations

It doesn’t really look like family fun. At least they are all wearing the traditional unicorn headpiece, even if one enterprising chap is using it as a weapon. Let’s hear from the DraliKids team.

Glossy, cuddly
Friend to kids and bunny wabbits, catching rainbows with
pointy horn.

See, that’s more like it. At least they’re getting in the mood.

FUN FACT! Unicorns can be safely approached in the wild, but beware if they have their babycorns with them. Don’t approach during the mating season, as no-one likes to be disturbed while they’re having the rumpy pumpy.

We’ll end our unicorn fun with a poem from the DraliOffice fire marshals.

Burning, hot tongues blazing
Flesh melting, all that’s left
pointy horn.

Yoinks! It appears that all the fire marshals are members of the DraliHorror team.

I hope you all enjoyed our look at that most magical of holidays, Unicorn Appreciation Day!

  1. NotAPunkRocker
    January 11, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Happy UAD to you and all the DraliTeams!

    Every day should be Unicorn Appreciation Day! 🙂


    • January 11, 2015 at 10:57 am

      Happy UAD to you too!
      If every day were UAD, it would lose its lustre! And that post took me ages 🙂


  2. January 11, 2015 at 10:39 am

    This typical English town, it wouldn’t be Barking would it…?! I like the pub, hope it’s The Unicorn.
    Do the burgers taste like chicken I wonder? 😉 🙂


    • January 11, 2015 at 10:58 am

      Ha, it might be :-). The pub is definitely The Unicorn, where better to celebrate?
      Every weird meat tastes like chicken! I’ve not tried unicorn burgers though, that would be wrong.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. January 11, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Ali, Another day to appreciate something and/or someone. The card companies and gift shops will love you. A question: Is the uniberger served with the horn on the side? Just asking. I take it your DraliDoodles are classified as folk art. Craziness abounds. One of your funniest pieces ever. 😀 🙂 — Suzanne


    • January 11, 2015 at 4:31 pm

      I think the horn is extra, it’s quite sought-after.
      There was definitely room in the calender for another holiday, something to fill the gap between New Year and Valentine’s Day. I think Goldfish chose 11/1 (or 1/11 as the Americans call it) because the “1” looks like a unicorn horn (and she’s a unicorn fan) 🙂
      Glad it gave you a laugh!


  4. merbear74
    January 11, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    This was hilarious, as per you usually are. I tried to draw a unicorn and it was an epic fail. You should have seen it…before I erased it while in tears. 🙂


    • January 11, 2015 at 4:32 pm

      I always approach art knowing it’s going to be terrible (I’ve never been able to draw) and therefore I am always happy with the result! My unicorn took a good 20 seconds to create 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • merbear74
        January 11, 2015 at 4:43 pm

        It does have a certain charm. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  5. January 11, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    I think I am in the mood for some unicorn burgers, they sound tasty. 😀


    • January 11, 2015 at 4:33 pm

      I hear that they are, but you’ll have to wade past scores of “Save the Unicorns” protesters to get to them!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. January 11, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    I was going to write about this too, but I felt inadequate to the task. But I’m glad to see that you were inspired. I do like your last poem-let. It has a solid, meaty quality that suits you. I am going to take a picture of my pet unicorn and post is, just so I can feel like a participant in the celebration. Happy UAD!!


  7. January 11, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Fabulous post Ali, had me in stitches lol, love the unicorn pic 🙂


    • January 12, 2015 at 10:54 am

      Glad you liked it! I have a real talent for drawing 🙂


  8. January 11, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    I love the unicorn photograph at the top of this post, as well as the photo of the traditional English celebration of Unicorn Appreciation Day.

    Have a Happy and Festive Unicorn Appreciation Day!!!!


    • January 12, 2015 at 10:55 am

      That is how English people celebrate most holidays I think 😦
      Unicorn Appreciation Day was a blast, I can’t wait for next year!


  9. January 12, 2015 at 3:03 am

    That Dralicorn is quite majestic. RD can appreciate a poorly drawn unicorn better than most given the horrific way he turned out the first time I tried to draw him. I also like your twisted take on the holiday… it reminds me of the time I put Rainbow Donkey through the meat grinder in a comic…


    • January 12, 2015 at 10:57 am

      Maybe if I keep practising, Dralicorn will achieve RD standards.
      Literally through the meat grinder? 😦


  10. gentlestitches
    January 12, 2015 at 4:59 am

    haha! Love me some politically incorrectness. Even more now. Having said that I will not be ordering a burger. Can you believe they have croc burgers at the aussie croc zoo?
    Tourists can chow down on a croc which is sort of fair considering how many tourists they eat every year. ps. If you come to Australia please don’t get drunk and go swimming in the rivers. ❤


    • January 12, 2015 at 10:58 am

      That sounds wrong 😦 You could imagine you’re eating some poor croc who met an unfortunate end and now you’re happily watching his mates swimming around.
      No swimming in Australian rivers, got it 🙂


  11. January 12, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Happy UAD! which it seems according to the typical English town depiction is a great excuse to drink far too much and vomit in public, or practice urinating in water fountains, or getting into an all out brawl using your precious Unicorn headgear as a weapon of death and destruction… Oh the horror! urine, blood and vomit everywhere!!!
    Perhaps here in Canada we will just somberly (and soberly) appreciate the beauty that is the Unicorn and maybe drink some tea and take a nap while thinking of glittery rainbows. 🙂


    • January 13, 2015 at 8:39 am

      Happy UAD to you too!
      The Canadian celebration sounds much more my thing. Far less dangerous and it includes a nice nap which I’m always up for 🙂


  12. January 13, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Loved your unicorn thoughts. Your ‘teams’ do need some practice. Maybe they can get together for “Welcome a Cyclops in Your Home Day.”


    • January 13, 2015 at 3:11 pm

      Ooh, ooh, the DraliTeams are well up for that!


  13. January 14, 2015 at 7:04 am

    That post was a great team effort by the whole of Drali Industries (?)! Although the poem by the DraliDoodle team suggests that they should not venture outside of their PDs, and leave the poem writing to the departments who are being paid to do it.


    • January 14, 2015 at 8:12 am

      They tried their best but their poems are, if such a thing is possible, even worse than their drawings!

      Liked by 1 person

      • January 14, 2015 at 9:02 am

        I wouldn’t be too dismissive of their drawings, they are done in a very unique style that will probably only be fully appreciated by art critics after they have died. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an image generated by a stylus and tablet capture moods and emotions with such nuance! I’ll come over to the UK when the Tate holds a retrospective exhibition of the team’s entire works, entitled “Dralidoodles”.


        • January 14, 2015 at 10:13 am

          The team put their whole heart and soul into their drawings! There’s a branch of the Tate a few miles away (St Ives, Cornwall) but they’ve stopped taking my calls 😦
          I’ll let you know once the team has died and their works are hung in pride of place!

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  14. January 14, 2015 at 9:04 am

    PS, I meant that their style may only be appreciated by art critics after the DraliDoodle team have passed away, not after the art critics have passed away, because that would just be silly.


    • January 14, 2015 at 10:14 am

      At least if they were dead the critics wouldn’t have to explain why they think the DraliDoodles are so spectacular!


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