September 16th, 2003

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Smoke and mirrors

I have a cough. But I'm still doing better than the boy.

Nomail today, which is, I suppose a good thing. Although one does get tired of waiting for rejections.

I'm thinking about storytelling. And how much of it is actually *not* telling the story, but giving the the reader the right guideposts to permit him to fill in the story around the story, as it were.

While not leaving so much to his imagination that he doesn't feel he doesn't understand what's going on.

It's almost as if the story, like a drawing, exists more in the negative spaces around the lines the artist provides than in the lines and shadings themselves.

This actually all made sense in my head.


Third day in a row without Stratford Man words. And I'm not too restless over it yet. I must have needed the break.

And now I'm tired to go with my sick, and getting off the computer for a while to go read.
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    TMBG - Dig My Grave
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Well, there's some progress to note. The intra-act and all twenty! scenes of Act IV are outlined. And life is good, because now I know what happens next.

And since I'm not allowed to actually write at it until Sunday (Okay, maybe Saturday: I bore easily) I'm going to go read for a while.

Did a fistful of crits today, too, so all in all I'm pretty contented with my productivity.

Haven't finished if/then, though. *g*
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    Ferron - Sunken City
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Viewer Reaction

Michael Wood is an iiidiot.

Okay, done with that now. I've just watched Episode 3 of In Search of Shakespeare, and I had to stop or I would have had to book a ticket and fly to England to bitchslap the man.

I am forced to decide that he's never seen Hamlet. Or Othello. If the description of Hamlet as a 'rebel without a cause' wasn't proof enough--well.

Also, he managed to confuse the marriage sonnets with the FYM sonnets. A cardinal sin in my book.

However, there was an utterly lovely shot of the London skyline in this episode. And about five minutes of RSC Othello that would pay for many sins. Many, many sins indeed.

Which reminds me to be geeked about Act IV of The Stratford Man. Because I'm almost to Hamlet and Othello.

Which reminds me as well that I'm still looking for any good and/or amusing resources online relating to Our Favourite Elizabethans. I'll also accept recommendations for good not-online resources, but they had better be *damned* good if I'm going to spend any more money.

I'm not particularly looking for, you know, Jonson/Dekker slash. But if it's out there, I'll probably go read it and giggle naughtily. And if it's chock-full of telling period detail, or an accurate depiction of Cheapside in 1599, so much the better.
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    Jethro Tull - Doctor To My Disease