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March into ocean, march into the sea...

Yeah, I kind of skipped a day there, didn't I?

Friday was spent reading and copyediting the two stories for Sirenia Digest #23, "The Madam of the Narrow Houses" and "The Bed of Appetite." Also, I wrote the "prolegomena' for #23. Byron came by at 6 p.m., we had dinner at The Vortex at L5P, then had a semi-Kid Night for Halloweem. We watched Fright Night (1985) and The Addams Family (1991). The latter has aged better than the former, though Fright Night is still lots of fun, if only because of Roddy McDowell and Stephen Geoffreys and lots of great creature and sfx make-up effects.

And yes, I always knew that Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore was gay. I mean, really people. For my part, I'm waiting for Rowling to admit that McGonagall is a big ol' dyke.

Er...which brings us to yesterday. Not much to say for yesterday. I didn't get the Digest out because there were more errands than I expected and they all took more time than I expected. But we did make it up to the witchcraft shop in Sandy Springs, and there was super-peppery Thai food at the end of it all, so it wasn't a total loss. But not much else to be said for yesterday. Not much in the way of blog fodder.

The Digest will go out to subscribers later today, probably this evening. I just have to pull it all together and send it off to be PDFed. I think it's one of the better issues, but I am biased.

Oh, and it's Sunday, so the Xtians have been moaning and yodeling and howling bloody murder through their PA system for the last two hours or so. Fortunately, the entrance to that place faces south, not north, so most of the religion pollution is muffled rebound. I guarantee you if I set up loudspeakers in the backyard and blasted the neighborhood with an invocation or three, someone would call the cops. Why can't we live near a nice quite Catholic or Episcopalian church? No, we get these...well, whatever the crap they are. Noisy.

Okay. Time to make the doughnuts.

Comments

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blakesrealm
Oct. 28th, 2007 08:43 pm (UTC)
I wonder if they're technically violating some noise ordinance. Might be worth looking into. A local church here used to do the PA thing weekly, but for some reason it just stopped last year. No clue as to why, but it makes me wonder if someone called them on a noise issue.
smu
Oct. 29th, 2007 04:02 am (UTC)
Not to sound like a crazy person, but I realized today that I ended up buying a lot of Caitlin R Kiernan stuff this week. A Stiff Kitten t-shirt, the Penguin book of American Supernatural Stories, the Beowulf book...

You're wonderful.
mellawyrden
Oct. 29th, 2007 01:32 pm (UTC)
Caitlin, your Prolegomena about masks is something that would mean a great deal emotionally to my friend (and mask-maker) Erika Downey. Would it be all right if I send her an exerpt from the Prolegomena featuring your experiences with masks? If you'd prefer I didn't reproduce it in any way, I can simply show her mine when I see her again.

Best wishes & I can't wait to read this issue in its entirety! Very exciting..
greygirlbeast
Oct. 30th, 2007 06:32 am (UTC)

Caitlin, your Prolegomena about masks is something that would mean a great deal emotionally to my friend (and mask-maker) Erika Downey. Would it be all right if I send her an exerpt from the Prolegomena featuring your experiences with masks?

Please do. I love her work!
mellawyrden
Nov. 2nd, 2007 11:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!!
mellawyrden
Nov. 3rd, 2007 12:03 am (UTC)
oh and I thought you might like to know that Erika's recently been accepted into the bienArt International Surreal Art Collective! their website is here:
http://beinart.org/
lots of great artists there that I think you & Spooky might like!
alvyarin
Oct. 29th, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC)
If no one has told you before (or even if they have), you come up with the very best titles. Ever. You have no idea how exciting it is, either, to read the fantastic title and know that I, as a subscriber (took me long enough), get to read the story that belongs to it.

Thanks!
octoberland
Oct. 30th, 2007 06:02 am (UTC)
Couple things...
Wondering if Sirenia Digest went out yet because I just signed up for it and want to make sure I actually get it.

And um, how would you feel about receiving a gift from a somewhat stranger? I ask because I saw something here in Salem today that totally made me think of you and I would be happy to get it for you if you'd welcome it. Just wondering...
greygirlbeast
Oct. 30th, 2007 06:32 am (UTC)
Re: Couple things...
Wondering if Sirenia Digest went out yet because I just signed up for it and want to make sure I actually get it.

#23 went out yesterday. Email Spooky @ crk_books(at)yahoo.(com) and she will check at once.

And um, how would you feel about receiving a gift from a somewhat stranger? I ask because I saw something here in Salem today that totally made me think of you and I would be happy to get it for you if you'd welcome it

I would be flattered. :-) Thank you.
octoberland
Oct. 30th, 2007 04:06 pm (UTC)
Re: Couple things...
K, just sent a message to Spooky. As soon as I pick up your "present" I'll let you know so you can tell me where to send it.

Thanks!
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octoberland
Oct. 30th, 2007 03:53 pm (UTC)
Re: ...for your Amazon Wish List
Wow, that's amazing, I added it to my wishlist!

Thanks for the add btw!
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