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White chalk sat against time

I think that yesterday, when I described my reaction to the responses to Wednesday's entry as "a little flummoxed and humbled," the word that I was really looking for was overwhelmed. And I only became more overwhelmed as yesterday wore on. I tried to get through all the email, but stopped somewhere after the first dozen or so. Again, my great thanks for everything that has been said and done and for the very generous financial donations. I cannot overstate how much this has helped. The last six months or so, Spooky and I have felt very alone, facing all this, and now we feel quite a bit less so. A special thanks to everyone who has taken the time to post about this in their own journals. I'd list you all, but I'd only leave a bunch of people out if I tried. Anyway, here's the PayPal button again:








Also, there are the ongoing eBay auctions. And yes, that really is a $300 bid on a copy of Daughter of Hounds. I will also be adding the handwritten copy of "Zelda Fitzgerald in Ballet Attire" soon, and Steven Spector has kindly volunteered to donate one of the "remix" versions of the "Nest" poem that was auctioned with the "Ravens Four" dolls last year. Only four copies of the poem exist, in two forms (the original draft and the "remix," which I did using the "cut up" method). It hasn't been published anywhere, and likely won't be for a long, long time. So, yes, we'll be auctioning one of those as well.

One thing that I neglected to mention yesterday is that Ziraxia, the aliens who created the Stiff Kitten T-shirts, are now doubling my commission on each shirt purchased (thank you, scarletboi). So, that's another option.

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Yesterday, besides answering emails, I discussed my upcoming appearance at Washington College with Zach at the O'Neil Literary House. I spoke with the literary editor at The Ballyfermot Post, who's asked to do an interview. Spooky and I had a short walk, and while the weather was not as warm as it has been, it was hardly cold. We saw a young dead possum at the side of the street, which I fear was the same young possum that has been visiting us and which I posted a photo of a while back. We also saw two of our local Red-tailed hawks ((Buteo jamaicensis)), one soaring high overhead, the other flapping about much lower and finally lighting on a tree branch. We talked with indifferent cats and friendly dogs. I noticed that one of the little cermaic animals (a green chicken), the ones that come in boxes of Red Rose tea, that I set out way back in 2005 is still on the wall where I put it. I talked with Harlan, who called to see how I was doing. Spooky and I watched three more episodes of Angel ("Dear Boy," "Guise Will Be Guise," and "Darla"). Cordelia still isn't growing on me, but I do have a thing for Dru. I read "Velafrons coahuilensis, a new lambeosaurine hadrosaurid (Dinosauria; Ornithopoda) from the late Campanian Cerro del Pueblo Formation, Coahuila, Mexico" in the new Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology (a neat beast, closely related to Hypacrosaurus and Corythosaurus). That was yesterday, more or less.

Oh, and I learned this ayem that Emmie Silvey is a Ravenclaw. Since Spooky and I were both sorted as Ravenclaws (what else?), this is very good news. And this should prove once and for all that I am no enemy of fan fic, even Harry Potter/Daughter of Hounds crossover fic, as I thoroughly enjoyed reading about her sorting at Hogwart's. And I love that the Emmie icon is Dakota Fanning with yellow eyes, and that the Chance icon is Jodie Foster.

Anyway, I'm neglecting my coffee. This must be rectified.

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ex_kaz_maho
Feb. 8th, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
I like your icon for this post - where's it from?
greygirlbeast
Feb. 8th, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)

I like your icon for this post - where's it from?

It's from a painting by a favourite artist of the weird and erotic, Dorian Cleavenger.
ex_kaz_maho
Feb. 8th, 2008 05:53 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow. Lovely stuff - thanks for the link. He's done some wonderful comic book covers!
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greygirlbeast
Feb. 8th, 2008 05:52 pm (UTC)
Tomorrow, even more so. :)

Indeed.

Edited at 2008-02-08 05:52 pm (UTC)
scarletboi
Feb. 8th, 2008 05:50 pm (UTC)
I mostly get sorted as Ravenclaw, but I've done a couple of tests that sorted me as Slytherin.
greygirlbeast
Feb. 8th, 2008 05:51 pm (UTC)

I mostly get sorted as Ravenclaw, but I've done a couple of tests that sorted me as Slytherin.

I always expect to get sorted Sytherin, but always get sorted Ravenclaw.
robyn_ma
Feb. 8th, 2008 05:59 pm (UTC)
Heck, despite your whole jaded and grouchy persona, despite the 'species of one' thing, people care about you. People you've never met. And not because of a celebrity thing, but because something you wrote made a difference. Because of what you've done and who you are. Maybe only at times like this does that become so apparent that you can't wave it off the way we tend to wave off compliments and such.

It can be overwhelming to meditate on the idea that we matter when we're not used to thinking that way. You should get used to it. And enjoy it.
greygirlbeast
Feb. 8th, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)

It can be overwhelming to meditate on the idea that we matter when we're not used to thinking that way. You should get used to it. And enjoy it.

Sigh.

Okay.
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corucia
Feb. 8th, 2008 06:54 pm (UTC)
I downloaded Brust's story on Wednesday - great fun!
greygirlbeast
Feb. 8th, 2008 08:05 pm (UTC)

As for fanfic, I love Steven Brust's Firefly novel, "My Own Kind of Freedom". It's great fun!


Often, in my dorkier moments, have I dreamt of writing a Firefly/Deadwood/Farscape fic...

Edited at 2008-02-08 08:06 pm (UTC)
chris_walsh
Feb. 8th, 2008 10:47 pm (UTC)
Often, in my dorkier moments, have I dreamt of writing a Firefly/Deadwood/Farscape fic...

You could get at least a journal entry out of that, just spitballing ("You know what would be cool? If..."). Don't worry about it making sense, just have fun with it. It likely would be funny, both for us and for you.

And to change the subject abruptly, here's a YouTube copy of Ub Iwerks's "Skeleton Frolic" because you might enjoy it:

greygirlbeast
Feb. 9th, 2008 02:47 am (UTC)

You could get at least a journal entry out of that, just spitballing ("You know what would be cool? If..."). Don't worry about it making sense, just have fun with it. It likely would be funny, both for us and for you.

I can never seem to get past the moment when Zoe and Chiana meet Jane...

And to change the subject abruptly, here's a YouTube copy of Ub Iwerks's "Skeleton Frolic" because you might enjoy it:

Yes. Thanks you!
kiaduran
Feb. 9th, 2008 04:31 am (UTC)
"I can never seem to get past the moment when Zoe and Chiana meet Jane..."

Okay, THAT is just disturbing on soooo many levels.
greygirlbeast
Feb. 9th, 2008 04:43 am (UTC)

Okay, THAT is just disturbing on soooo many levels.

Yeah, but they're shiny levels.
corucia
Feb. 9th, 2008 05:55 am (UTC)
While we're on the topic of Farscape, have you seen this?

http://www.lalalandrecords.com/FarscapeClassics1.html


kiaduran
Feb. 9th, 2008 05:50 pm (UTC)
Very shiny...my money is on Chiana kicking Jane's butt the first time he says something profoundly stupid in the way only Jane could say it.
greygirlbeast
Feb. 9th, 2008 05:56 pm (UTC)

Very shiny...my money is on Chiana kicking Jane's butt the first time he says something profoundly stupid in the way only Jane could say it.

Whoops Confusion. I mean Jane from Deadwood. But, now, I see a whole new situation...
kiaduran
Feb. 9th, 2008 06:00 pm (UTC)
Haven't seen Deadwood, so confusion galore in my 'verse. Mayhaps, Jane of Deadwood being a woman? If yes, then whoa and my goodness...must rent DVDs
txtriffidranch
Feb. 9th, 2008 01:28 am (UTC)
Thinking of the Stiff Kitten T-shirt, I have a quick question. Considering both the finances and your possible aversion to going out to a theater right now, how would you react if a certain albino pain in the butt bought you and Spooky tickets to see Diary of the Dead next weekend? Ah, the wonders of the Interweb...
greygirlbeast
Feb. 9th, 2008 02:50 am (UTC)

Thinking of the Stiff Kitten T-shirt, I have a quick question. Considering both the finances and your possible aversion to going out to a theater right now, how would you react if a certain albino pain in the butt bought you and Spooky tickets to see Diary of the Dead next weekend?

Well, I would say that it's an extremely kind offer, but I hated the last Romero zombie film (Land of the Dead) so much that I was in a bad mood for days.
txtriffidranch
Feb. 9th, 2008 06:40 pm (UTC)
Okay, but the offer's still open if you change your mind. Other movies are an option, too: I love that I can buy movie tickets for someone on the other side of the country from my chair.
aitchellsee
Feb. 9th, 2008 04:12 pm (UTC)
Found you via suricattus and just clicked off on a small Paypal donation -- I've experienced the "uninsured with major medical problem and only got thru thanks to help from very special friends" thing myself and, well, there's the pay it forward thing :-)

Also, I'm always looking for more Good Stuff to read and I'll now put yours on my "must check this out" list.

To your good health! :-)

Edited at 2008-02-09 04:13 pm (UTC)
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