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Sunny and 72˚F, here at the beginning of green autumn, that peculiar New England season.

I spent over an hour yesterday looking for the name of the protagonist of The Tindalos Asset. Writing down first and last names, pairing them, trying new combinations. Finally, I hit upon Ellison Nicodemo, and it stuck. Yes, it's a nod to Harlan and also to Neko Case and pobably Christa Päffgen, too. Only, they aren't conscious nods. I only saw them afterwards. After I had the name, I spent the rest of the afternoon researching Los Angeles' Koreatown, which is where the opening scene occurs. I haven't visited Koreatown since 1998, and my memories needed a refresher course. Never mind that places change a lot in nineteen years. Today, hopefully, those distractions are out of the way, and I can focus on the prose.

Oh, and I have kitten photos. Yesterday, Lydia turned nine weeks old.

Later,
Aunt Beast





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everville340
Aug. 6th, 2017 03:33 pm (UTC)
Greg immensely enjoyed the perusal of the books. Thank you for that.
setsuled
Aug. 6th, 2017 04:54 pm (UTC)
That Lydia is the image of perfection.
sovay
Aug. 6th, 2017 08:04 pm (UTC)
Finally, I hit upon Ellison Nicodemo, and it stuck. Yes, it's a nod to Harlan and also to Neko Case and pobably Christa Päffgen, too.

I like that.

You have a lovely kitten!
martianmooncrab
Aug. 6th, 2017 10:00 pm (UTC)
the way kittens grow, it seemed she got bigger between the first and the last photos. Such a pretty cat.
ladyblue56
Aug. 7th, 2017 03:08 am (UTC)
Kitten! I did not know you and Spooky had gotten a kitten, I'm behind on reading so much. Lydia is beautiful! Such a sweet face and lovely coloring and white on her feet.

2 wks ago we adopted 2 kittens and then the next day someone dropped one in the neighborhood that ended up w. us. We went from 3 cats to 6... and the babies are 10 wks and 12 wks old, still tiny but big on energy and important kitten stuff as kittens do.
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