Yesterday turned out to be quite wonderfully warm, and then the thunderstorms began just before dark and went on all night and into this morning. The rain sounded marvelous.
No work yesterday, and none today, either, because after a November wherein I worked 25/30 days (and finished a novel), I deserve a couple of days free from writing fiction or attending to the annoying busyness of fiction writing. We did clean the bedroom yesterday. It badly needed it. The dust was beginning to frighten me. I found 31¢ while we were cleaning. I wonder what one can do with 31¢ in this day and age? Spooky worked on the latest doll. Other than my exhaustion, it wasn't a bad sort of day.
Last night, I finished Shadow of the Colossus. What an utterly amazing game. I cannot recommend it strongly enough. I don't want to drop any spoilers, but the ending is beautiful and brave, grim and utterly unexpected. SotC is really much nearer an interactive fantasy film than a mere game. I couldn't help but recall a rather trying panel I did at Dragon*Con year before last, where a writer whom I shall not name insisted that what sets fantasy apart from other literature is that is must always have resolution. That's bullshit, of course, and a lot of the very best fantasy would be entirely undone by some forced, obligatory resolution. I applaud the game's creators for having the nerve to resist market expectation. The ending is genuinely powerful and unsettling. If you have a PS2, give this one a try. Of course, now it'll be ages before I find another game even half so good and everything will pale by comparison. And I have to try to track down a copy of Ico.
A very grand care package from Shannon Hennsey just arrived. And it includes Barnum's Animal Crackers! Drad.
Okay, I think it's time to get on with the day. I want to try and make it to the library at Emory and maybe swing by Borders and get a new calendar before all the good ones are gone. Maybe do some more housecleaning. Or maybe I'll just go back to bed and eat animal crackers. Please have a look at the new eBay auctions, if you are so inclined. Thanks. Bid or buy it now. Bye, now.