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This sounded so good yesterday, I'm going to say it again today...

Have you PREORDERED? If not, please take a moment to preorder at least a dozen copies of the Alabaster: Wolves hardcover. Just kidding. Four will do. But, kittens, this is how you get more. Also, maybe we'll get a Dancy/Maisie girl-on-ghost action centerfold, if I ask Greg nicely.


Yesterday, I wrote 1,397 words on Chapter Four of Fay Grimmer and reached the conclusion of the chapter, which, by the way, is titled "Stuff Happens (and Road Trip)." Today, I begin Chapter Five. As much as I plan anything, I plan for the novel to have eight chapters. The March continues.

Not much else to say about yesterday. A day spent writing after a day at the sea is always pretty much a forgettable day. All days writing blend seamlessly, monotonously, one into the other. Maybe that's why I keep this LJ. Yesterday was still fairly warm, though very windy. By evening, clouds rolled in and brought rain. We say that clouds roll, and it's true that they do often roil, but do they actually roll? They seem, to me, to glide. Regardless, they brought rain, and cooler weather. Today's high is forecast for the high 50s Fahrenheit, about twenty degrees cooler than yesterday. Oh, and I've had a sinus headache for three days, but that's sort of neither here nor there. Last night, Spooky made red beans and rice with chicken andouille.

We played a LOT of GW2, leveling our Asura. Just think hamsters who have evolved into obnoxious little humanoids. With really big fucking brains. And, by the way, whenever I feel "shame" at being a gamer (I could be rereading Dostoyevsky!), I just think about all those people who fool themselves into thinking that poker is a game of skill, or who salivate before the Cults of Football and Basketball, or who never miss trivia night at their local sports bar. Because, you know how it works. We build ourselves up by tearing down our fellows. Well, someone's fellows. Not mine, natch. Rarely, do I demean my own fellows. It helps that I have so few.

We watched two more episodes from Season Five of House, M. D.. Still rocking out with its cock out. I'm pretty sure my three male TV role models are Gregory House, Hank Moody, and Al Swearengen. Oh, and Walter Bishop. Probably not a good sign.


Aunt Beast


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Oct. 7th, 2012 05:41 pm (UTC)
It's debatable whether Dostoyevsky read Dostoyevsky. He was a degenerate gambler whose wife did lots of rewriting for him.
Oct. 7th, 2012 05:44 pm (UTC)

Yup. Me, I think I'll have you rewrite this one. Me, I have the degenerate thing down, but I've never been much of a gambler.
Oct. 7th, 2012 08:28 pm (UTC)
I bet we can figure that out.

Life is degenerative, and a game of chance.
Oct. 7th, 2012 08:25 pm (UTC)
Clouds did indeed roil yesterday evening; I walked home under a sky that made me feel like I was on a movie set for a Ray Bradbury film, if they ever wanted to film an anthology movie for tales from THE OCTOBER COUNTRY.

"Martin had company."

I will be carrying ALABASTER: WOLVES here at my bookstore; I just need to double-check with Bookazine, my wholesaler.
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Oct. 7th, 2012 08:50 pm (UTC)

I'm also an engineer. Kaylee Gadgetmender. My first was an elementalist, but I didn't like her. Kaylee is the Asura version of Kaylee Frye, because I was feeling silly.
It took me a while to get used to the Asura, but it's a nice change from Norn and Human. I love the city. And I also have so much leather saved up that leveling leather working so she has decent armor is a breeze.
Oct. 7th, 2012 10:20 pm (UTC)
Clouds rolled into the ATL last night as well - they moved too gently to say that they roiled, but they were inexorable. Today there were flashes of sun amongst the clouds, and a high in the low 60s (at least where I am). I thought of you while I was out walking, thinking that the glimpses of blue would probably be safe for you to look at and admire.

You've made me consider revisiting House. We watched the first...three seasons, perhaps. And then it seemed to trend towards the Weird Disease of the Week and we fell away. Perhaps we dropped out during a down period and missed the upswing.

Copies ordered, on Amazon and from local comics shop. I'll keep the Amazon copy, gift the comics' one, and much joy will be had by all.
Oct. 7th, 2012 10:38 pm (UTC)

It got a lot more character driven during season 4. The "disease of the week" is still there, but it's being pushed more into the background, in favor of focusing on major characters. Some interesting new characters were introduced in season 4, some of whom are still here in 5, and that is also refreshing.
Oct. 7th, 2012 10:41 pm (UTC)
Definitely worth revisiting, then. The things you describe are the things that made me enjoy it to begin with. Thanks
Oct. 8th, 2012 01:05 pm (UTC)
I have a weird sort of gamer guilt that comes from not playing my games often enough. I also don't read as much as I should for a writer, but that's beside the point. I have too many disciplines for my own good and not nearly enough focus to make any of them as effective as they should be. Damned Bipolar Disorder. But hey, I recorded another album, and I'm working on more novels and short story collections.

Back on topic, I haven't touched GW2 yet. Is it good? I've been trying to save up enough to get two copies/subscriptions of/for The Secret World. I quite enjoyed the Beta, but didn't get very far before it launched.

This garret lifestyle lacks something. I hear it's called money.
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