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So much more snow. The sun is blazing off all that white, and virtually nothing will melt today. We got several more inches last night. Last night, the sky glowed orange, and the snow was coming down so hard you could not clearly see the houses on the other side of the street. And there was insomnia last night. I slept less than six hours.

Spooky and I are a bit overwhelmed at how well things are going with our The Tale of the Ravens Kickstarter project. As of right now, we're 105% funded, which means we exceeded our goal in hardly more than forty-eight hours. We are enormously grateful to everyone who's pledged. We hope that people will continue to do so, because even though we've met our goal, $3,300 was a very conservative estimate of what would be required for production and postage costs. Every bit over the target helps make the end result that much higher quality. Spooky allotted two months for this, thinking we'd need two months just to reach our goal. And here we've exceeded it with fifty-seven days remaining. Booya, I say. Thank you. And remember, no one gets charged until after March 26th, when the fundraising officially ends. Yesterday, the project appeared under both "New and Notable" and "Recommended." Goat Girl Press is born.

No writing yesterday. We needed to read over Chapter 1 of The Drowning Girl: A Memoir again (fourth time through, I think) and make line edits before the chapter appears in Sirenia Digest #62. Also, I made the decision earlier this week (or maybe late last week), to make Imp younger, 24 at the time the story's being told, instead of 30 (and so 22 when the events she's relating occurred). So, that's requiring a bit of editing, as well.

I also managed a little work on Two Worlds and In Between. And I loaded R.E.M. albums onto the new iPod. And I finished the Moleskine notebook I've been using since August 22nd, 2009 and began a new one.

Spooky made lasagna for dinner. I'm not sure which of us does it better. I roleplayed in Insilico, where a new generation of the Xiang AI has emerged, calling itself Nemo. And LJ can't spell Nemo, roleplayed, Insilico, or Xiang, which I suppose isn't unreasonable. However, it also can't spell LJ, or LiveJournal, or even Livejournal. You'd think that they'd have fixed that at some point in the last twelve years. But, no.

Later, we watched Paul W.S. Anderson's Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010). You can't really choose to watch a Resident Evil film and then fairly claim to have been disappointed. These sorts of things are what they are, and you know that going in. Milla being sexy and defying physics, mutant zombies, a grand choreography of surreal violence, and so forth. Oh, and guns. Lots and lots and lots of guns. But Resident Evil: Afterlife really isn't as good as Resident Evil: Extinction. The latter was prettier, scarier, sexier, and more stylish. Also, it wasn't so weighed down by the nefarious Albert Wesker, man with the plastic hair. He wants to be Agent Smith and the Terminator, but the best he can do is make me laugh. But hey, it's all cheese. You go in because you're in the mood for Velveeta, and that's what you get. Milla and Velveeta (which brings oddly kinky images to mind). Oh, but the pandering to 3D, that didn't help, either. Fuck you, 3D.

Now, it's time to make the doughnuts.

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cucumberseed
Jan. 27th, 2011 04:51 pm (UTC)
And I finished the Moleskine notebook I've been using since August 22nd, 2009 and began a new one.

Happy new notebook day!
I don't expect most people to understand, but it's always exciting for me...
greygirlbeast
Jan. 27th, 2011 04:54 pm (UTC)

I don't expect most people to understand, but it's always exciting for me...

Same here.
readingthedark
Jan. 27th, 2011 05:39 pm (UTC)
Obviously, her husband knows how to put her in a scary-sexy-stylish light, but I'm reasonably convinced that Milla can be sexy and defy physics even if she were just walking down the street in the rain...
greygirlbeast
Jan. 27th, 2011 05:55 pm (UTC)

Obviously, her husband knows how to put her in a scary-sexy-stylish light, but I'm reasonably convinced that Milla can be sexy and defy physics even if she were just walking down the street in the rain...

Agreed.
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greygirlbeast
Jan. 27th, 2011 05:56 pm (UTC)

I'm sorry the insomnia caught up with you last night.

It always, always will.
ex_kaz_maho
Jan. 27th, 2011 05:55 pm (UTC)
I just pledged - I'm so excited for you both!
greygirlbeast
Jan. 27th, 2011 05:56 pm (UTC)

Thank you!
ysabetwordsmith
Jan. 27th, 2011 06:28 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!
I'm glad to hear that the raven project is fully funded. I boosted the signal for that one.
greygirlbeast
Jan. 27th, 2011 06:30 pm (UTC)
Re: Congratulations!

I boosted the signal for that one.

Thank you.
kambriel
Jan. 27th, 2011 06:45 pm (UTC)
Major congratulations on the lightning fast Kickstarter success!

If you ever need someone to taste both lasagnas for comparative purposes.... ;)
humglum
Jan. 27th, 2011 07:03 pm (UTC)

If you ever need someone to taste both lasagnas for comparative purposes.... ;)

We will keep you in mind! I think the major differences are, I use one less layer of pasta than she does, and more Ricotta. So, my lasagna is very messy :)
greygirlbeast
Jan. 27th, 2011 07:39 pm (UTC)

And I use more salt, which probably isn't a good thing.
humglum
Jan. 27th, 2011 07:59 pm (UTC)


It was not a purposeful exclusion of the necessary amount of salt. Fortunately salt can be added to individual pieces.

But, yes, you tend to go a little heavy on the salt.
kambriel
Jan. 27th, 2011 08:15 pm (UTC)
Well, as the saying goes, "it's a tough job"...

I only add the tiniest bit of salt (from my Sicilian Sea Salt stash) to the water when I start boiling it, I figure so many ingredients can have their own salt already in them that I don't tend to add any more beyond that.

The basis for the recipe I use came (circa 1991 or so) from a "Game Day" recipe I found in the newspaper back then. Guess football has done precisely one thing for me ;)
greygirlbeast
Jan. 27th, 2011 08:19 pm (UTC)

Admittedly, I'm kind of a fiend when it comes to the sodium chloride.
tinkbell
Jan. 27th, 2011 06:55 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! I'm excited to see this go through and to help just a tiny bit.
greygirlbeast
Jan. 27th, 2011 07:40 pm (UTC)

No bit is too tiny!
sovay
Jan. 27th, 2011 08:12 pm (UTC)
As of right now, we're 105% funded, which means we exceeded our goal in hardly more than forty-eight hours.

That's fantastic.
acwise
Jan. 27th, 2011 09:08 pm (UTC)
This looks like such a wonderful project. Congratulations on getting it fully funded! Oh, and I love the name Goat Girl Press.
greygirlbeast
Jan. 27th, 2011 09:22 pm (UTC)

I love the name Goat Girl Press.

Someday, I'll explain the why of that.
ashlyme
Jan. 27th, 2011 09:21 pm (UTC)
"Milla and Velveeta"

Um, is Velveeta a spreadable cheese? Asking as a cheese fan.

Congrats on The Tale of the Ravens, btw. Not quite worked out how to make a pledge using a Brit account, yet.

Just read The Melusine: as fantastic and melancholic as ever, plus you used the word "brummagem": thanks, as a denizen of that city.

House of Leaves. You told me once on Facebook it wasn't a novel to dip into. I've read it in the last couple of days, and I'm...well, I can't sum it up, my reaction. I can understand why you love it so much.
greygirlbeast
Jan. 27th, 2011 09:27 pm (UTC)


Um, is Velveeta a spreadable cheese? Asking as a cheese fan.


Not sure I can explain Velveeta. It's a "processed cheese product." The name is often used to denote something really, really cheesy ("banal or trite; in poor taste"). Anyway, here's the Wikipedia entry on Velveeta.

Just read The Melusine: as fantastic and melancholic as ever, plus you used the word "brummagem": thanks, as a denizen of that city.

It's a great word (that LJ can't spell). Also, I spent most of my life in Birmingham...Alabama.

I can understand why you love it so much.

It's the book I waited my whole life for.
ashlyme
Jan. 27th, 2011 09:53 pm (UTC)
House of Leaves
Yeah, it was kind of like being hit by you, Lovecraft, Ligotti, Ballard, Borges, all in one book, for the first time. Wow. That's all I can say.
greygirlbeast
Jan. 27th, 2011 09:54 pm (UTC)
Re: House of Leaves

Yeah, it was kind of like being hit by you, Lovecraft, Ligotti, Ballard, Borges, all in one book, for the first time.

Nice to be in such august company,
ashlyme
Jan. 27th, 2011 10:56 pm (UTC)
House of Leaves
"such august company"

Never doubt you're up there.
seph_ski
Jan. 27th, 2011 10:58 pm (UTC)
Milla and Velveeta (which brings oddly kinky images to mind).

yes.

Fuck you, 3D.

Thought you might enjoy this professional opinion:

Why 3D doesn't work and never will. Case closed.
rai_ryu
Jan. 28th, 2011 06:43 am (UTC)
It is getting warmer here and the snow seems to be melting a bit. I wish we'd get a snowfall like the one you had, but at least my cat is a lot less grumpy now that she can go outside without freezing.

I wholeheartedly agree with your sentiments about 3D.
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