May 28th, 2006


"But I'm a creep. I'm a weirdo."

I was in bed last night only a little after one a.m., which is virtually unheard of, and which meant I was up by nine a.m. I spent the morning on a new Wikipedia entry for the French allosauroid theropod dinosaur Erectopus superbus. Coffee, geekery, and ramen, that's how the day begins. Actually, it's been weeks (twenty days, to be precise) since I did much of anything on Wikipedia.

Little to nothing interesting to be said about yesterday. I edited "Ode to Edvard Munch" and "The Black Alphabet." I laid out Sirenia Digest #6 and sent it to thingunderthest to be PDFed. I looked over all the vignettes from the first seven issues of the digest, #s 0-7, and determined that if I were to include all the pieces in Tales from the Woeful Platypus what I want to include, they'd take up more than 17K words worth of what's presently set to be 20K-word volume. Half of which is supposed to be original (i.e., has not appeared in the digest). Which means either the book gets longer or I only include three or four reprints. I still have to ask Bill at subpress about the former option. Tomorrow, I'll run a poll in the LJ asking digest readers which pieces they'd like to see reprinted, and hopefully that'll make this a little easier for me.

Today, I'll tidy up all that which still needs tidying with the Sirenia Digest #6 PDF, and the issue should go out to subscribers late this afternoon. Ne'er again will an issue be this late. I hope. Daughter of Hounds and the Editing Monster are entirely to blame. I'm going to begin work on #7 next week, so that it can be out by June 14th. And if you haven't yet subscribed, you should. Click here. It's easy. It's cheap. It only hurts a little, and the scars are pretty.

We're nailing down the dates we'll be in Rhode Island (and other parts northeastern) this summer. It's looking now like the trip will encompass about three and half weeks, roughly July 26th/27th through August 20th/22nd. It's been so long since I've traveled any significant distance, I'm a little anxious. But I know it will be good for me. It should also make for three weeks of much more interesting journal entries. Of course, then it's back to Atlanta, and we'll only have about a week between the trip and Dragon*Con '06, so things are going to be kind of crazed around here, the last third of the summer.

Last night, I watched some of the extras on the second King Kong (2005) DVD: Skull Island: A Natural History and a bunch of the post-production diaries.

docbrite is auctioning off a character in her forthcoming subpress novella, D*U*C*K*. Follow the link for details. All proceeds go to Ducks Unlimited.

Right. Enough talk. The platypus is giving me the hairy eyeball.