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Yesterday, I did another 1,200 words on "Galápagos." I think I may find THE END of this story as soon as tomorow evening. Last night, I emailed one of the anthology's two editors and asked if going to 9,000 words or so would be a problem. He wrote back and said (and I quote): "That should be fine. Keep it as short as you can, but let it go where it needs to." If only all editors were that understanding of the wild magick of storytelling.

Otherwise, yesterday was a fairly mundane day. I had a hot bath. Spooky made spaghetti for dinner. I wrote a description of the "Dr. Seuss as Weird Fiction" presentation I'll be giving at ReaderCon 20 in July. We watched four more episodes from Season One of The X-Files. And we played a little WoW. Best part of the latter was we got to see Level 80 Elite Tauren Chieftain play at the World's End Tavern in Shattrath. I took a really lousy screencap:





Shaharrazad is most emphatically not dancing with that male blood elf on her right. She was dancing with her one-eyed hovering pet, Willy (on her left). Suraa and Drusneth (Shah's succubus minion) are both just out of frame on the left.



That was pretty much yesterday.

smallpinkfish asks "Any almost birthday requests from humanity at large?" And, well, I've already requested pirate hookers and antique sex toys, but I also have that Amazon wish list thingy here, if you are so inclined.

Also, have a look at Spooky's Etsy shop, Dreaming Squid Dollworks. And, on that note, the platypus says "Snap to it, Kiernan." So I'd best get snapping.

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greygirlbeast
May. 24th, 2009 04:56 pm (UTC)

I wanted to be able to give you glad birthday tidings on your specific day, but I will be in the hospital, having brain surgery on your day.

Well, it's hard to imagine a better reason that you won't be able to do it that day, but two days early is fine, and good luck.
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greygirlbeast
May. 24th, 2009 04:54 pm (UTC)
Also, this has probably been brought up before, but without Lich King, you and Spooky won't be able to play death knights.

Oh, we know. We'll pick it up, eventually. But there's still a billion things (or so it seems) to do in the "Burning Crusades" story. We've only been in Outland a couple of weeks.

Edited at 2009-05-24 04:55 pm (UTC)
sovay
May. 24th, 2009 05:15 pm (UTC)
I wrote a description of the "Dr. Seuss as Weird Fiction" presentation I'll be giving at ReaderCon 20 in July.

I'm looking forward to that.
greygirlbeast
May. 24th, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC)

I'm looking forward to that.

I'm mildly terrified.
sovay
May. 24th, 2009 11:26 pm (UTC)
I'm mildly terrified.

Just imagine how screwed your audience's brains will be when you get done with them.
greygirlbeast
May. 24th, 2009 11:35 pm (UTC)
Just imagine how screwed your audience's brains will be when you get done with them.

As long as they're not glassy-eyed from boredom.

Edited at 2009-05-24 11:36 pm (UTC)
sovay
May. 24th, 2009 11:37 pm (UTC)
As long as they're not glassy-eyed from boredom.

I very much doubt it.
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greygirlbeast
May. 24th, 2009 05:59 pm (UTC)

"You never can tell, what goes on down below..."
tsarina
May. 24th, 2009 06:18 pm (UTC)
Happy early birthday wishes. Your birthdya is the day before mine, so when I bake chocolate birthday cupcakes I will make an extra one for you. Cinnamon or coconut frosting?

The beholder pet is my favorite WoW pet of all.
greygirlbeast
May. 24th, 2009 07:27 pm (UTC)

Cinnamon or coconut frosting?

How about vanilla?

The beholder pet is my favorite WoW pet of all.

He is awfully adorable.
tsarina
May. 24th, 2009 11:20 pm (UTC)
Vanilla can be done - it is the base for the coconut after all.
ardiril
May. 25th, 2009 12:11 am (UTC)
"let it go where it needs to"

Editor-speak for "We'll fit yours in by killing the 6-page story by the no-name first-timer."
shaula82
May. 25th, 2009 12:42 am (UTC)
Happy birthday, and many happy returns!

Willy is the best WoW pet, by far. If left unattended for about 12 minutes in an area with Level 1 critters, it will kill a random one with a swirly eyebeam.
greygirlbeast
May. 25th, 2009 02:42 am (UTC)

Willy is the best WoW pet, by far. If left unattended for about 12 minutes in an area with Level 1 critters, it will kill a random one with a swirly eyebeam.

Cool. I've not noticed that, though he does doze off and sink to the ground from time to time.
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