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"Stuff and nonesense!" said Alice loudly.

The window is open, and though the sun is bright, the breeze coming into the office is chilly. Here we are back to a normal Rhode Island spring.

There was no writing yesterday. I could not even bring myself to try. The very thought brought on an instant panic and a black fury. I spent most of the afternoon in bed.

Spooky read to me from Gregory Maguire's A Lion Among Men, which I'm liking quite a lot. That's hardly surprising, given how much I loved Wicked and Son of a Witch. We watched Glenn McQuaid's I Sell the Dead (2008), which is a truly adorable film. Dominic Monaghan and Larry Fessenden both deliver splendid performances, and even though Ron Perlman is pretty much on autopilot, what the fuck. He's Ron Perlman. The art direction and makeup effects show how one can do quite a lot on a tight budget. Much homage is paid to Hammer, as well as to Roger Corman's Poe films. Highly recommended. I can't say the same for Tommy Wirkola's Norwegian splatter-fest Død Snø (aka Dead Snow, 2010). A terrible, silly mess of a film. The Nazi zombies' makeup effects were cool, but there's not much else positive to say about the film. It doesn't even work as a film that's so bad it's good. Just bad.

There was leftover egg salad for lunch. We got pizza from Fellini's for dinner. We watched the episode of Fringe, a series that just keeps getting better. I tried to do a little rp in Insilico, but came away infuriated and confused and determined to disentangle myself from Second Life...again. Maybe if I go so far as to uninstall the software from my computer I can stop getting sucked back in. There was some WoW, in the Storm Peaks of Northrend. We read more Gregory Maguire until I was was finally sleepy, which must have been close to four ayem. And that was yesterday. An "L" in my day planner.

Today...I did try to write. I managed about 200 words (after erasing a good bit of what I wrote on Thursday), and then I gave up for the day. And I'm going to have something important to say on the subject of The Wolf Who Cried Girl tomorrow. I should probably say it now, but I'm just not up to it.

Spooky's proofreading the galleys for the mass-market paperback edition of The Red Tree, which is due back in NYC on the 15th.

If you've not already, do please preorder The Ammonite Violin & Others. Thanks. Remember, only the limited comes with the "Sanderlings" chapbook.


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Apr. 10th, 2010 08:31 pm (UTC)
He's Ron Perlman

I still like him best in Quest for Fire.
Apr. 10th, 2010 08:34 pm (UTC)

I still like him best in Quest for Fire.

I forgotten he was even in that.
Apr. 10th, 2010 10:52 pm (UTC)
Ron Perlman could play the platypus.
Apr. 10th, 2010 09:08 pm (UTC)
Finally, someone else who didn't care for Dead Snow!

Finally, someone else who enjoyed I Sell the Dead!
Apr. 11th, 2010 08:51 pm (UTC)
Ummm...pretty much what I was going to say.

I expected a lot from Dead Snow, this based on recommendations from friends with similar tastes.

I expected nothing from I Sell The Dead and was pleasantly surprised.
Apr. 10th, 2010 10:46 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on the wonderful news about The Red Tree.
Apr. 12th, 2010 02:38 pm (UTC)
I second the comments above about Ron Perlman and The Red Tree! ...but what's this about Insilico and/or Second Life filled with suckiness? I thought at last report it was full of winning ways!

You'd almost got me to check out SL, but now I'm all suspicious again.
Apr. 16th, 2010 01:34 am (UTC)
Oh my goodness, there are some gorgeous old Alice paintings and such here. Like this one:

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