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Howard Hughes Stays Up Late

Barker
Another gloomy day here in Providence. Sure, it's May 18th, but the forecast high is a measly 58F (currently 56F).

One week remaining now until birthday -06, and I feel sort of ill and dizzy every time I think too hard or too long about that.

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If all goes well, Sirenia Digest subscribers should be getting #54 sometime this evening. Early for once.

Not too late to pre-order your copy of the trade hardcover of The Ammonite Violin & Others.

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Yesterday, we saw Ridley Scott's Robin Hood. I hear it's not getting good reviews. Regardless, I enjoyed it. While it's true that this is not Scott's best film, it's also by no means his worst. Comparisons with the much-superior Gladiator are inevitable, and Robin Hood is no where near as well written or well paced as Gladiator. But I still enjoyed it. I was pleased with the cast, and with their performances. I can never get enough Cate Blanchett, and I think Mark Strong is becoming my favorite actor who gets typecast as the ruthless (yet sexy) villain.

Geoffrey (readingthedark) came by last night, and we talked and talked and talked. I think it was almost four a.m. before he left.

Not much of an entry, no. But all I have today.

Comments

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poesillchild
May. 19th, 2010 05:03 pm (UTC)
[Mark Strong is becoming my favorite actor who gets typecast as the ruthless (yet sexy) villain.]

Agreed. Seems Mr. Strong has been cast as Sinestro in the Green Lantern movie for 2011.

And congratulations on The Ammonite Viloin & Others sales, well-deserved.
martianmooncrab
May. 19th, 2010 05:49 pm (UTC)
any day celebrated with frosting is a good day.

greygirlbeast
May. 19th, 2010 05:56 pm (UTC)

any day celebrated with frosting is a good day.

Sorry, but I beg to differ.
tziedel
May. 19th, 2010 06:01 pm (UTC)
Because a little Cate Blanchett is always good:
xjenavivex
May. 19th, 2010 06:56 pm (UTC)
I celebrate unbirthdays with my mom. I like birthdays myself, but she doesn't.

We are hoping to see Robin Hood. I am glad you liked it.
miakodadreams
May. 19th, 2010 07:30 pm (UTC)
One week remaining now until birthday -06, and I feel sort of ill and dizzy every time I think too hard or too long about that.

Why does the thought of this birthday bother you so? Mine is this weekend, and I find myself vaguely amused I've already been here long enough to see these first tentative wrinkles and stray wisps of gray. Does this mean I'm a "grown up" now?

And for the record, I am immensely pleased you're here, spinning mad, delicious stories for us. To those of us who enjoy your work, your birthday is a gift. Thank you.
greygirlbeast
May. 19th, 2010 07:36 pm (UTC)

Why does the thought of this birthday bother you so?

Entropy.
gargirl
May. 19th, 2010 09:01 pm (UTC)
I am looking forward to my first peek at Sirenia Digest.

It certainly is gloomy here in MA too, and rainy.
fusijui
May. 19th, 2010 10:32 pm (UTC)
One week remaining now until birthday -06, and I feel sort of ill and dizzy

Wooo-hooo! Now that's how to party! Get the hangover out of the way now! :)
ulffriend
May. 20th, 2010 02:21 am (UTC)
I just read the prologue to the latest Sirenia, and for a moment it felt as though you were writing about my early life in a small south Georgia town in the early 1970s. It all sounded so stunningly familiar - the parents (in my case mother) who didn't approve of the person I was becoming (it seems that she couldn't understand why I wasn't and didn't want to be "popular"), the peers who didn't understand why I found books (and in my case the outdoors) more interesting than I found them....and the books. I read ERB, although the Tarzan books tended to be my poison of choice, C.S. Lewis's Perilandra series, Anne McCaffery's original Pern books - the idea that someone could create a whole new world and that it could be mine with the turn of a page was a wonder and an intoxicant. I also loved Hawthorne's "A Wonder Book" and "Tanglewood Tales" - stories from the past were every bit as good as those from the future.

We didn't move at all, but the books seem to be the only thing that have survived for me as well - those tattered Pern paperbacks are the first thing that I can remember having saved to buy, and my original copy of "Alice/Through the Looking Glass" has literally been with me as long as I can remember.

Even before I've touched the rest of the Digest, thank you for what you've written.
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