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December 2021



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aw, drat.

I was going to blind somebody tonight, but alas, preliminary research indicates that I need an actual flash for retinal burns; a few hours soaking in a radioactive stew won't do it. (Cataracts would be a nice backup, but they have magictech and will be To Help before that develops.)

I guess this goes in the Big Folder Of Things That Never Happened, But Should Have. Along with making Michelangelo eat a caterpillar.

A writer's life is so very hard.

At least I got to make their hair fall out.

I see a few new faces around: please feel free to introduce yourselves, or lurk quietly in the corners, or comment as the spirit moves you. I don't always answer comments, especially when I am on a deadline deathmarch, like now, but I always appreciate them.

Beer and soda in the fridge, but I think we're out of ice again.


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I keep bringing ice but it disappears like it's water!
I've stopped even trying to keep up with the canapes.
Awe too bad you just can't make all the blood vessels in the back of the retina go kablooey instead.

I wandered here via a friend of a friend type link, then stayed because you're on my to-read list. Sorry, your books are on my to-read list. (I've been informed that despite the common misconception, authors are not their books...)

I did try to make a start when I was at the library last week, only I picked up Worldwired first by mistake instead of Hammered, so I stopped reading after the first few pages (when I realised that backstory was happening) and read some graphic novels instead.

I am looking forward to the trilogy though. There were a few definite hooks for me in the blurb - Canadian, cyborg, virtual worlds. Made me think of Joel Shepherd and Crossover, which I loved. Oh yes, and then I read the OWW news and noticed your name. (I was a member when it was free, then I paid, but didn't write anything, so I stopped.)

So that's why I stopped by.

Nice to meet you! And thanks for commenting--and stopping by--and flattering. *g*

With an invitation like that . . .

I have no idea how I got here; possibly through Scalzi, possibly through hearing LibraryThing sing your praises, possibly through Making Light, probably some combination of all three. I'm certainly enjoying being here, though. My girlfriend has started referring to her bread machine as her bread robot.

And as long as I'm here, I've got a question. I was in a new-and-used bookstore a couple months ago and picked up a copy of _The Chains That You Refuse_. Thing is, it's not got the pretty dark-blue-green cover I see on Amazon and places; it's got a white cover with the title, your name, and a number of blurbs. The back has the title, author, price, and ISBNs, and a two-paragraph description, and at the bottom states that it's "available from Diamond Book Distribution or directly from Night Shade Books" with contact info. I'd think it was an ARC, except that it's got quotes and an ISBN, and doesn't say REVIEW COPY or anything like that anywhere. What the devil is it?

Re: With an invitation like that . . .

That is an ARC! Congratulations!

Who knows, it might be a collector's item someday.
Beer. Whiskey. Beer. Whiskey. Ah, to heck with it - LET'S RAID BEAR'S FRIDGE!!!!
fungi, glass splinters, chemical burns, ameobae, little radioactive worms?.. see Pan's Labyrinth yet?
Who has time to go to the movies?