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March 2017



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I am the Kumquat Häagen-Dazs

Anybody know the source of the quote, "Childhood ends the moment you know you are going to die."?

Also, my space opera disguised as an epic quest fantasy/epic quest fantasy disguised as a space opera just grew a chosen one. Oddly enough, it's not who I expected it to be. Apparently I am also contriving to swipe from deconstruct Dune.

I also lifted an entire subplot from Roger Zelazny last night, but I'm pretty sure nobody will notice after I spend a few hours on it with the hammer. I mean, other than the entire internet, you know.

And now, I must go back to writing creepy paternal villain internalizations. Apparently, this is a book about father/daughter relationships. And the ethics of creating God.

All right, coffee break's over. Back on your heads.

We are stardust
We are golden
We are billion-year-old carbon.

--Joni Mitchell

Mm. Gotta buy that new-ish Vienna Teng album. And the new-ish Dar.


"Childhood ends the moment you know you are going to die."

The Crow. Or is there another one?
I think it's taken from something else, because I remember a similar sentiment from my teenage years, which predate the movie.
The quote cited doesn't appear to have any historical or literary appellation online other than Mr. Big in The Crow, I'm afraid.

The closest thing I could find repeated elsewhere was, "Childhood ends when you find out there are no monsters in your closet...and that they are really walking the streets."
~Mike Hutchison
OH! I bet I'm thinking of a Chesterson quote.

I may be an ineffective, self-pitying prat when it comes to writing, but in certain other things, I am Made of Win.
If they don't buy this book, please finish it anyway and email it to me, kkthx. ;)
Ice cream machines are cheap and fun.

"... and the ethics of creating God."

Are you sure you're not channeling pre-Dune Frank Herbert? I'm thinking it's about bloody time somebody wrote a decent update of "The Godmakers".
Hee. Wanna see this when I have a draft? It is not hard SF by any means.... much more the gonzo Brian Aldiss space spiders kind of thing.

I think we've gotten too damned concrete, as a genre, you know that?

Oh, reminds me, I have a small present for you at Penguicon, if I remember to bring it. *g*
Wanna see this?

Yes, please!

(Must kick self back to work on "Saturn's Children", but am a bit distracted due to the news that "A Family Trade" is finally coming out in the UK, this year!)

YAY! You rock!
Heh. Probably everyone who wanted a copy has already bought an import by now, but it's the thought that counts ...
Anybody know the source of the quote, "Childhood ends the moment you know you are going to die."?

I don't know the source, but it ain't true. I remember with great detail the moment I learned I was going to die, and the subsequent conversation I had with my grandmother is burned into my brain. My grandmother died when I was five. This conversation took place, therefore, when I was four, or younger, since I was seeing a lot of her when I was three.
The end of childhood is when things cease to astonish us. When the world seems familiar, when one has got used to existence, one has become an adult. ~Eugene Ionesco
Kumquat Haagen-Dazs? Where does that phrase come from? I thought my husband made it up. I'm so disillusioned...
National Lampoons Doon.

The dessert planet. The planet of no entrees.
Mm. Gotta buy that new-ish Vienna Teng album. And the new-ish Dar.

You have good taste in music.
Or catholic, at least.
The new-ish Dar is in my opinion her best since The Green World. And she does a nearly-acoustic (!) cover of "Comfortably Numb" with Ani deFranco!
Yes, you do need to buy the newest Vienna Teng.

The Dar, well, I think it's about as good as The Beauty of the Rain -- like it, My Better Self has some truly excellent moments and stretches that don't quite seem to cohere.

If that quote is accurate, then my childhood *did* end at age 9...>_>

And I can't wait to read this book! ^_^
Michael Wincott, aka Topdollar from the Crow. I need to get out more.