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"Collar me. Don't collar me."

Thank you for yesterday's supportive comments. They're much appreciated.

There was sun when I woke, but now the sky is leaden. Only 39˚F out there (before windchill). The nights go on forever, this time of year. I try to console myself with the knowledge that in only twenty-six days more the days will begin the grow longer.

Yesterday, I wrote 1,201 words and finished Chapter Six of Fay Grimmer. So, today I begin Chapter Seven, the final chapter of the novel, which will be completed (the novel and the chapter) by the 30th, at the latest. I did realize yesterday that the book's profanity (of which there's a lot) lacks diversity. It adheres too closely to the basics. So, there will be a special profanity editing process, to replace mundane foul language with more creative foul language. People are free to think I'm a sell out, but I won't have them thinkin' I can't cuss.

Please have a look at the current eBay auctions. Bid if you are able and interested. Thanks.

Last night, Spooky and I began watching The Wire, which is starting off quite nicely (and now someone will assure me that after Season One, or Two, or Three, or whatever, it goes to absolute shit, and I'm a creep if I don't agree, and I might mean you, Kiki Lang). Oh, and I did leave the House on Friday night, after a week inside. Left it again last night, too. Kill your fears.

I've Got My Spine,
Aunt Beast

Comments

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briansiano
Nov. 25th, 2012 05:16 pm (UTC)
Do not worry about _The Wire_. Seasons 1 through 4 are uniformly excellent. Season 5 is only _slightly_ less. I won't say why, as it may be a spoiler. But anyone who says that _The Wire_ went to shit is someone whose opinions need never be acknowledged, ever again.

Everything you've heard about _The Wire_'s qualities are true, correct, and accurate. It's a hipster cliche now that white people love it because it makes us feel as though we're Down with the Street... but seriously, the show is unbelievably excellent. The next four seasons will reveal some great actors to you, some amazing characters, and provide tremendous insights into every strata of the modern American city. (I've heard that John Sayles's film _City of Hope_ accomplishes the same thing.)

At the very least, you'll see why Idris Elba's having such a great career.

greygirlbeast
Nov. 25th, 2012 05:22 pm (UTC)

Thank you! Now, if only disc 2 of Season One is in tonight...
gaptoothsanta
Nov. 25th, 2012 06:54 pm (UTC)
I agree with this assessment. I blame most of the flaws in Season 5 on the reduced number of episodes compared with the earlier seasons. At times it feels rushed. But even somewhat rushed, it remains one of the best shows of that year.

(Financial constraints from HBO forced the reduced size of Season 5.)
greygirlbeast
Nov. 25th, 2012 07:24 pm (UTC)

(Financial constraints from HBO forced the reduced size of Season 5.)

As is too often the case with final seasons.
readingthedark
Nov. 25th, 2012 05:26 pm (UTC)
People are free to think I'm a sell out, but I won't have them thinkin' I can't cuss.

This has made my day.
greygirlbeast
Nov. 25th, 2012 05:29 pm (UTC)

You're very welcome.
sfmarty
Nov. 25th, 2012 07:23 pm (UTC)
The Wire was a knockout. I have seen some of the actors in other things, and have not been dismayed.
sovay
Nov. 25th, 2012 08:27 pm (UTC)
So, there will be a special profanity editing process, to replace mundane foul language with more creative foul language.

This does make me happy to hear.
greygirlbeast
Nov. 25th, 2012 08:29 pm (UTC)

There should be a name for this process.
sovay
Nov. 25th, 2012 08:35 pm (UTC)
There should be a name for this process.

Proprioprofanity?

(-profanation?)
greygirlbeast
Nov. 25th, 2012 10:03 pm (UTC)

Proprioprofanity?

Yes!
sovay
Nov. 26th, 2012 04:39 am (UTC)
Yes!

It's yours!
miakodadreams
Nov. 25th, 2012 09:09 pm (UTC)
So, there will be a special profanity editing process, to replace mundane foul language with more creative foul language.

I don't know why this made my day, but it did. Of course, now I'm not going to be able to read the book without tracking the creative swearing. Maybe I'll make a game out of it. A rum-soaked gummi bear for every swear! I hope there are a lot.
greygirlbeast
Nov. 25th, 2012 10:04 pm (UTC)

A rum-soaked gummi bear for every swear!

With these books, that might prove fatal.
corucia
Nov. 26th, 2012 02:06 am (UTC)
Decidedly fatal:

http://db.tt/AaTNPbqP
aarongp
Nov. 25th, 2012 09:23 pm (UTC)
So, there will be a special profanity editing process, to replace mundane foul language with more creative foul language

Perhaps an appendix containing this before-and-after?
martianmooncrab
Nov. 25th, 2012 09:40 pm (UTC)
I've Got My Spine

..waving it about and smiting with it..
chris_walsh
Nov. 25th, 2012 10:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you (in advance) for creative profanity. Too many people use profanity in really boring ways, almost like adding the word "like." PROFANITY SHOULDN'T BE WHITE NOISE.

Signed,
Someone who's said "Profanity is really fucking overrated."
alumiere
Nov. 25th, 2012 10:26 pm (UTC)
Like others, this made me smile...

" So, there will be a special profanity editing process, to replace mundane foul language with more creative foul language. "

I'm really looking forward to your K. Tierny books now.
broknmirrorgirl
Nov. 26th, 2012 02:50 am (UTC)
The Wire is pretty solid all around. Some seasons are weaker than others, but as an overall product it's a phenomenally written and well acted piece of television. I can't say I necessarily enjoyed the experience, but still recommend it to other people. After having finished it just a few months ago, I think I'm still recovering. It can be incredibly hard to watch.
greygirlbeast
Nov. 26th, 2012 03:54 pm (UTC)

"Look longer still at what pains you." ~ Colette
Marisa Sandlin
Nov. 26th, 2012 02:52 am (UTC)
And here you are giving a fuck when it's not your turn.

(The Wire is pretty brilliant and pretty fucking brutal. Enjoy. Though the last season is a bit shit. The 2nd and 4th are the best ones, in my opinion.)
numisma
Nov. 26th, 2012 04:43 am (UTC)
Creative profanity is always a plus in my book.
esanko
Nov. 26th, 2012 08:29 am (UTC)
Cock smoking, cum chugging, anus huffing, cousin finger-banging worthless steaming pile of mother's poo pathetic useless microdick human urine guzzling trash.

Um, I meant Happy Holidays! Good luck on finishing Fay Grimmer! Never seen the Wire- awesome episodes of Dexter and the Walking Dead tonight- Michone, the katana wielding black chick is somewhere WAY beyond smokin'hot...
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