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The first day of summer, and BAM, it's going to be hot as Hades. Wait, was Hades actually hot? Anyway, booya, summer finally comes to Providence! A high of 93˚F. today. Even hotter tomorrow.

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A number of folks have told me that their comments here are getting marked as spam. I have no idea how or why this is happening. Or, for that matter, even what it means. Do your comments show up, regardless? Anyway, I apologize (even though, obviously, it's not my fault; having been raised Catholic does this to you, apologizing for shit what ain't your fault). Do not be discouraged by ye olde spam gremlin.

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Yesterday, again no writing. Most of the day was spent on a very long interview with MTV Geek, about Alabaster: Wolves It's a good interview, and ought to be up soon. But if I don't start some serious writing, like, three weeks ago, I'm am seriously fucked. Oh, hell. I'm seriously fucked anyway. Also, a call to my editor at Penguin. Whose very bow tie, and whose name is Danielle. And email with my agent, and Dark Horse editor. And S. T. Joshi. Plus the ubiquitous "And Many More!" Today, the last of the editing on the Blood Oranges typescript WILL BE DONE, kittens. Or I'm a monkey's uncle. When I'm really more like a monkey's 4.321768×10 great aunt, once removed.

Cool news about fossilized turtle sex from the famous Eocene-aged Messel shale pits of Germany. See what I missed out on, becoming a writer instead of a paleontologist?

Okay, so Monsieur Insomnia, after a long absence, hit with a vengeance last night. I watched the sunrise, and then some. About 8:30 a.m., I dozed off watching an episode on Frontline on the iPad. Stay away from the crystal meth, kittens. It's bad shit. And I say that as someone who is cool with recreational drug use. Drano is bad for you, as is shit made with Drano. Also, your teeth will fall out. This message was brought to you by McGruff the Crime Dog. And me.

Wow. My LJ entries are more interesting on two hours of sleep.

Oh, and Alabaster: Wolves #3 is on the stands today!

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My thanks to stsisyphus for some bow-tie RP last night. No, not in Rift. In CoX, where the world's premise is utterly, ridiculously silly, but all the serious and good RPers congregate (I have no idea why, but it's true). Been RPing there the last six weeks or so, and it's stellar. Best exchange of the night (between he and I, and you get no context):

Liz: Ass douche.
Dust: Monkey fucker.
Liz: That's what I get for leaving Hell and becoming a monkey fucker.

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Okay. I think that's all for now. Spooky's downtown getting my second pair of glasses*, since the first prescription was so off. But I don't really blame the optometrist. He had to try to figure out how to work with that one blind eye and all. But yeah, new glasses for Readercon 23.

Postscript (12:57 p.m.): Oh, wait. Only the near-sighted pair came back, because everyone, all 'round fucked up. And I likely won't have the far-sighted ones until Saturday or Monday. Whee!

Comments

( 9 comments — Have your say! )
slothman
Jun. 20th, 2012 05:37 pm (UTC)
I think Hades was overall supposed to be gloomy rather than hot. I think you’re in for an experience more like the banks of the Phlegethon, a river of boiling blood. (At least Dis, with the walls of red-hot iron, is a dry heat.)
greygirlbeast
Jun. 20th, 2012 05:40 pm (UTC)

I think Hades was overall supposed to be gloomy rather than hot. I think you’re in for an experience more like the banks of the Phlegethon, a river of boiling blood. (At least Dis, with the walls of red-hot iron, is a dry heat.)

I'm taking notes.
slothman
Jun. 20th, 2012 05:52 pm (UTC)
Though Dante had nothing on the Chinese hells. The Yellow Springs have punishments including being perpetually dosed with nasty medicines, or having your brain scooped out and replaced with a live hedgehog. (Naturally, when running a high fantasy game, I had the player characters run into demons summoned from these hells, who would attempt to apply the punishment to them in combat. The priest of Chaos kept the demonic hedgehog as a pet.)
David Szydloski
Jun. 20th, 2012 06:19 pm (UTC)
I noticed that my comments only got labeled as spam when I tried to insert urls into my comment. I don't know if that's the same experience others have had or not.
greygirlbeast
Jun. 20th, 2012 07:27 pm (UTC)

Well, I can imagine why LJ my consider that some sort of ad spam, but it's a new phenomenon.
martianmooncrab
Jun. 20th, 2012 06:49 pm (UTC)
Or I'm a monkey's uncle. When I'm really more like a monkey's 4.321768×10 great aunt, once removed.


with some fossil evidence to prove it.
greygirlbeast
Jun. 20th, 2012 07:27 pm (UTC)

Indeed.
alumiere
Jun. 20th, 2012 10:46 pm (UTC)
Sorry about the continued glasses fail. But at least you get a warm day (warmer than LA) to start your summer.
dipsomaniac
Jun. 24th, 2012 05:32 am (UTC)
When I arrived at my comic shop on Saturday I was told Alabaster: Wolves was already sold out. Grrr. I immediately went home and ordered #3 as well as pre-ordered #4 and #5.
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