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My thanks for all the well wishes. I feel much, much better than I felt this time yesterday.

I did a meager 553 words on "Bradbury Weather" yesterday. I seem to be mired in a scene. I think I shall get nothing written today. Hopefully, tomorrow will be a good writing day. I'm tired of forcing myself, forcing the words, and I'm backing off today. Total word count on the story now stands at 6,226, when it "should" (by my own admittedly warped expectations) be closer to 8,026 by now. For the want of a nail, right? Anyway, it seems unlikely at this point that I'll finish this story before Dragon*Con, as I'd hoped.

Apparently, some online booksellers have already received copies of Murder of Angels, and some people have already received their pre-ordered copies. That's about two weeks ahead of schedule, as the book's street date is September 7th. I don't expect to see it in book stores until then.

Taking Lives was an odd film, poorly paced, seemingly at a loss for identity, and clumsy in the presentation and resolution of its central mystery. The last ten minutes weren't too bad. Ethan Hawke did the best he could, considering, and Angelina Jolie, though a joy to look at, was clearly moving on autopilot. Afterwards, I played a little Morrowind, but not much. I've taken on the task of ridding Vos of a coven of troublesome necromancers, put I'm having trouble locating the woman who I've agreed to aid in the task. Nar'eth the Dunmer isn't so different from Nar'eth the Nebari. Basically, she gets paid to fuck people up and has no problems killing when asked and paid well. It's an interesting alter-ego I've unleashed. There's no pretext at nobility and justification, and moral quandaries are non-existent. She's very practical about these things. I fell asleep about two a.m., and Spooky played until three.

Speaking of Nebari, Spooky worked on her makeup yesterday. It's coming along, as you can see from the photo below.


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robyn_ma
Aug. 28th, 2004 08:56 pm (UTC)
oh look look at the nebari'ed spooky!! *dies of cuteness*

ethan hawke is cool, but i worry about the boy; he needs to eat a sandwich.
wishlish
Aug. 28th, 2004 10:59 pm (UTC)
The mathematician in me has a question
Where did you come up with your estimate of how far you should be? Is it just a number pulled out of the air, or do you have some sort of formula for this sort of thing?
greygirlbeast
Aug. 28th, 2004 11:04 pm (UTC)
Re: The mathematician in me has a question
Where did you come up with your estimate of how far you should be? Is it just a number pulled out of the air, or do you have some sort of formula for this sort of thing?

I expect myself to write a minimum of 1,000 words a day.
setsuled
Aug. 29th, 2004 05:41 am (UTC)
I've taken on the task of ridding Vos of a coven of troublesome necromancers,

Hmm. I don't think I've ever done that quest. But then, I've not spent much time in Vos. It is a cool looking place, and I love Tel Vos, with the plants taking over the Imperial architecture. I've found a lot of neat secret passages there.

Speaking of Nebari, Spooky worked on her makeup yesterday.

She's looking good.
greygirlbeast
Aug. 29th, 2004 04:05 pm (UTC)
Hmm. I don't think I've ever done that quest. But then, I've not spent much time in Vos. It is a cool looking place, and I love Tel Vos, with the plants taking over the Imperial architecture. I've found a lot of neat secret passages there.

Is it Vos or Vas? Anyway, this wasn't actually the city near Tel Vos (or Vas), but a island west of Dagon Fel, inhabited by a group of necromancers who called themselves Vas (or Vos). I hate Dagon Fel. Someday, I shall burn that place to the ground.
setsuled
Aug. 30th, 2004 12:14 am (UTC)
Anyway, this wasn't actually the city near Tel Vos (or Vas), but a island west of Dagon Fel, inhabited by a group of necromancers who called themselves Vas (or Vos).

Oh. Hmm. I can't remember if I've played that quest or not. I know I've gotten the necromancer southeast of Dagon Fel, in the Dwemer ruins. That's where you get the Masque of Clavicus Vile, the best (and oddest looking) helmet in the game. It's surprisingly easy to get, too.

I hate Dagon Fel. Someday, I shall burn that place to the ground.

They ought to've made it so you could do that. Why do you hate Dagon Fel so much? I've always been kind of indifferent to it. By the way, in one of the Dwemer ruins nearby there's an orc who can train you to 100 in Unarmoured (if you've got 100 in Speed).
pinkteaset3
Aug. 30th, 2004 02:55 pm (UTC)
pretty nebari spooky

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