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"Are you sleeping through the night?"

Providence is possibly the worst place on earth to be an astronomer, so it's fortunate that I'm not. The past six years, anytime anything interesting is going on in the sky, you can bet green folding money the weather will be overcast. Last night, for example, the first "full honey moon" (or "rose moon") since 1919, and it was cloudy. Today, we are finally, after the better part of a week, promised some sunlight.

Yesterday, I wrote 1,698 words and finished "Interstate Love Song (Murder Ballad No. 8)." Today, I'll go over it for typos, etc., and I'll start getting Sirenia Digest #100 together. This truly is, I think, the best thing I've written since I wrote Black Helicopters in December 2012. And there's nothing supernatural in it. In that respect it sort of harks back to stories I was writing in the mid-nineties. Yet, I would still argue that it's mood, it's atmosphere, places it firmly within the Weird (yes, Lovecraft and I have different definitions; no, I won't share mine).

And, too....

"Better off not knowing" is a concept the internet part of the world simply doesn't get, but I wish it would.

Thursday night we began, and Last night we finished, our second viewing of Season One of True Detective, and it was just as fucking brilliant the second time around. I continue to be completely amazed, and I still find it hard to believe the show was a hit. It's a grand eight-hour movie. My thanks to Marty Busse for sending us the discs. Which reminds me: I am going to get around to posting a thank-you list to everyone who sent me birthday gifts.

The humidity must be about 158% right now, after months and months of running in what felt like the single digits. Usually, I prefer high humidity, but it's something of a shock to my system after all those dry months.

I finally got copies of La Joven Ahogada, the Spanish edition of The Drowning Girl, maybe a week or so ago, and the book is beautiful and hardbound, and fuck but I wish my American publishers would try half as hard as my publisher in Madrid.

Enough for now. I can't seem to wake up today.

Aunt Beast


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Jun. 14th, 2014 04:32 pm (UTC)

There are no plans for a German edition, not so far.

Edited at 2014-06-14 04:32 pm (UTC)
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Jun. 14th, 2014 04:32 pm (UTC)
Photos of the book? :D
Jun. 14th, 2014 04:33 pm (UTC)

Maybe tomorrow.
Jun. 14th, 2014 05:12 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear your voice again, I've missed it.

Finally got that job on the Gulf Coast, leaving soon.

Feel the same way about True Detective. Rust was brilliant (of course) but so much credit to Woody Harrelson for making Marty more than a one-dimensional straight man to McConaughey's Byron.
Jun. 14th, 2014 05:24 pm (UTC)

Finally got that job on the Gulf Coast, leaving soon.

I am Caitlín's envy.

Jun. 14th, 2014 10:18 pm (UTC)
Looking forward to SD #100 and the new story.
Will hopefully have True Detective on DVD down here soon. Can't wait, but must.
Nice to see your daily words again. Thank you.
Jun. 14th, 2014 11:29 pm (UTC)
I loved True Detective! I didn't have a TV during most of the series, so my roommate and I used to sit on her bed in her room and watch the show together. She was disappointed in the ending, I thought it rocked! She was expecting something more exciting, but I thought it ended with the heart of the matter: human relationships. I think she was expecting something supernatural.

Anyway, I'm glad you're back, I missed your POV. Especially about dealing with BP and meds and the whole gamut, although I know there's more to your life than that. As a fellow person living with bipolar, though, I value your perspective.
Jun. 15th, 2014 06:33 am (UTC)
Last night, for example, the first "full honey moon" (or "rose moon") since 1919, and it was cloudy.

I had no idea. Last night, here, it rained. There was sun this afternoon, though; I hope you got some of it.
Jun. 16th, 2014 09:18 pm (UTC)
Last year the Forrest fire in Canada gave us a orange moon, with the smell of burning pines. I wonder what the moon will look like when the earth goes belly up?
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