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Watching Ernesto

Yesterday, Spooky and I proofed chapters Two and Three of Daughters of Hounds (preorder now!), which means we made it all the way to page 157. I love this book so much, and I wish I could stop fretting over the coming reviews and sales figures and such and just enjoy the fact of having actually written it.

I still have not received the final draft of the illustration for "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Ghoul" from Vince. He's been ill, and, understandably, it's slowed him down. I have hope that I will receive it today and can get Sirenia Digest #9 out this evening or tomorrow morning. I do apologize again for it being so late this month.

There isn't much else to be said about yesterday. The days have been blessedly uneventful since we got home. I'm staying away from people as much as possible. We're not taking our walks until after dark, which means the park and sidewalks are pretty much deserted. Yesterday afternoon, after the proofreading, I re-read a favourite novella, "Black as the Pit, from Pole to Pole" by Steven Utley and Howard Waldrop (in Eternal Lovecraft, Golden Gryphon, 1998; originally published in New Dimensions 7, edited by Robert Silverberg, 1977). It's a breathtaking fusion of Frankenstein, Poe's "MS Found in a Bottle" and The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, Lovecraft's "At the Mountains of Madness," John Cleve Symmes' ("Adam Seaborn") theory of a hollow Earth with openings at the poles, the history of Arctic and Antarctic exploration, and Moby Dick. It amazes me every time I read it. Later, I watched North By Northwest on TCM. And that was yesterday.

Please have a look at the current eBay auctions, if you are so inclined. Also, I have decided to begin mirroring this journal on my MySpace page, beginning with this post. Hey, why the frell not? I figure Rupert Murdoch probably already owns me, one way or another...

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resonantserpent
Aug. 27th, 2006 06:05 pm (UTC)
Seems that myspace has changed their terms of service in June after everyone complained.

"The license does not grant MySpace.com the right to sell your Content, nor does the license grant MySpace.com the right to distribute your Content outside of the MySpace Services."


http://tinyurl.com/fnnea
cause_catyljan
Aug. 27th, 2006 07:10 pm (UTC)
What made you decide to go back to blogging on Myspace? Since the takeover it's community aspects have become decidedly lacklustre. Not that we're not glad to see you back there...
greygirlbeast
Aug. 27th, 2006 07:47 pm (UTC)
What made you decide to go back to blogging on Myspace?

I honestly don't know. Perhaps hope that it'll lead to a few new readers.
cause_catyljan
Aug. 28th, 2006 10:06 am (UTC)
Here's hoping. Have you joined any of the literature groups over on Myspace? You probably don't have time but it may be a way of drumming up feverish interest. There may even be a CRK group there already. That'll be my mission for today then...
blakesrealm
Aug. 28th, 2006 01:32 am (UTC)
What ever happened with the Paris Hilton Pink house in the neighborhood? Just curious.
sovay
Aug. 28th, 2006 02:57 am (UTC)
I re-read a favourite novella, "Black as the Pit, from Pole to Pole" by Steven Utley and Howard Waldrop (in Eternal Lovecraft, Golden Gryphon, 1998; originally published in New Dimensions 7, edited by Robert Silverberg, 1977). It's a breathtaking fusion of Frankenstein, Poe's "MS Found in a Bottle" and The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, Lovecraft's "At the Mountains of Madness," John Cleve Symmes' ("Adam Seaborn") theory of a hollow Earth with openings at the poles, the history of Arctic and Antarctic exploration, and Moby Dick. It amazes me every time I read it.

With a description like that, I can't imagine how it wouldn't. I think I need to read this.
greygirlbeast
Aug. 28th, 2006 05:05 am (UTC)
I think I need to read this.

I'm not sure if it's still in print. I can send you a photocopy, if you'd like.
sovay
Aug. 28th, 2006 05:09 am (UTC)
Let me check first that we don't own New Dimensions 7, since there are multiple dozen random anthologies lying around this house, and otherwise that would be wonderful: thank you!
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