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The place fairy tales come from.

Booya! I just heard that the goddamned Xmas trees have vanished from Undercity and Silvermoon, so Shaharrazad's exile to the wilderness can at last be ended. I think I would have been less annoyed if Blizzard had admitted this was catering to Xmas, instead of trying to pass it off as something called "Winter's Veil."

Yesterday, I wrote 1,087 words on "Murder Ballad No. 5," but didn't find THE END. I came near, but began to feel that I would have to push to find it, and in pushing, would run the risk of ruining the whole thing. So, I'll finish it today. This is one of those stories that I realize I'm writing in response to the "good fairies/healing energy" idiots. I don't start out to write a response. I try not to even think of those people. But then it happens anyway. Ever since I heard about people at Faerieworld complaining because the organizers had chosen Rasputina to play, and the claims that Rasputina were spoiling the affair by releasing "dark" or "negative energy," and never mind all the fluffy-bunny fairy crap you have to see in so many witchcraft shops. Anyway, I'll finish it today, and we'll put Sirenia Digest #37 together tomorrow and send it out to subscribers tomorrow night.

The sun's shining, and the temperature is finally supposed to climb above freezing today. Maybe the snow will start to melt, though we do have snow showers forcast for today. Too bright Outside for my eyes, the sun off all that snow.

Last night, I helped Spooky fix our traditional New Year's Day dinner of black-eyed peas, collards, and macaroni and cheese. We both ate far too much. And there was WoW. And when I finally went to bed at three, there was insomnia. I got up and puttered about the house, then came online and posted my list of favourite films of 2008. I got back to bed about five, and managed to sleep almost seven hours, which is better than I've been doing.

Please have a look at the current eBay auctions. We've added some of the new mass-market paperback editions of the novels. Also, you can see Spooky's latest work on Etsy. Thanks.

Time to write.


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Jan. 2nd, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC)
And in return, I plan to have your and Spooky's next package in the mail tomorrow. You just might need a handcart to get this out of the post office, at the rate it's growing. (As Joey Shea first put it to me back twenty years ago, the best thing about moving is that you can give all sorts of neat stuff to friends, and they think you're such a generous bastard for doing so. Considering how he has two packed-solid copy paper boxes full of crap with his name literally all over it, he's going to regret that comment one of these days.)
Jan. 2nd, 2009 08:08 pm (UTC)

I shall be keeping an eye out for it!
Jan. 2nd, 2009 06:27 pm (UTC)
Oh good, maybe now I can walk around downtown Orgrimmar without my framerate dropping to 3.
Jan. 2nd, 2009 07:40 pm (UTC)
Thank the Gods. Darkmoon Faire starts soon. Woot! I think it's on Monday.
Jan. 2nd, 2009 08:07 pm (UTC)

Darkmoon Faire starts soon. Woot! I think it's on Monday.

That sounds very much more agreeable than "Winter's Veil."
Jan. 3rd, 2009 01:55 am (UTC)
Floss fairies bring me out in a rash. Phaieraeyie wicca makes my neck go all big.
Jan. 3rd, 2009 03:10 am (UTC)
Phaieraeyie wicca makes my neck go all big.

Don't get me started. Wait. I got me started.
Jan. 3rd, 2009 03:37 am (UTC)
My neck's gone and got all big already so you might as well.
Jan. 3rd, 2009 05:02 pm (UTC)
Wouldn't it be fun to watch one of the currently popular 'fluffy-bunny fairies' stumble across one of the Fey from myth, or even Shakespeare? Can you imagine just how much the very existence of the former would incense the latter?
Jan. 3rd, 2009 09:17 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on the many words. :) I'm sure that you'll find the ending soon enough, and probably when you least expect it. :)
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