September 30th, 2003

bear by san

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Words: 1200, more or less.
Reason for stopping: End Of Kit POV.

He broke down and gave me the scene. Contributing to his own moral downfall. Which is a curiously static little scene, with strangely diffuse tension, but I'll fix it later if I decide it needs fixed. In the mean time it's done, and I can move on to the next scene. Which is now the last scene before the finished scene that used to be supposed to be the scene one scene before the scene I just wrote.

Working from an outline makes everything much simpler, don't you agree?


Be now reveng'd upon this Traitors soule,
And make the power I have left behind
(Too litle to defend our guiltlesse lives)
Sufficient to discomfort and confound
The trustlesse force of those false Christians.

--Christopher Marlowe, Tamburlaine the Great Part II, Act II scene ii
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    Jesus Christ Superstar - Damned for All Time - Blood Money.wav
bear by san

Separated at birth?

I've figured it out.

Actor Michael Sheen is actually Henry Wriothesley, the Earl of Southampton, who has obviously become immortal through his black arts and alchemy.

He's survived four hundred years undetected, but his well-known love of theatre has finally proved his downfall.

We're on to him now.
  • Current Music
    Seven Nations - God / Tom Waits - Everything Goes To Hell
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Writing Lucifer

truepenny just commented in email, "Lucifer gets all the best lines."

He does, too. And thus my nomination for best line *ever* written for Lucifer in all of fiction, anywhere: As delivered by Viggo Mortensen in The Prophecy (An awful, awful movie with an incredible cast--it also features Christopher Walken and Eric Stoltz), in response to a startled character's exclamation--"My God!"

To which Lucifer responds, "Oh, no. God is love. And I don't love you."

I know. It's not Milton. And it's not Marlowe either. But I really, really like it.

Words: 2,269
Reason for stopping: I did a whole buttload of exposition, which I really really like, finished out most of 1599, linked that chunk to the chunk I already had written sitting there waiting to be linked, and I am on page (drumroll) 812.


Out of 831.

It seems like it takes an awfully long time. But the stuff after the point where the cursor blinks keeps getting shorter and the stuff before the point where the cursor blinks keeps getting longer. And it's all good, baby. It's just all good.

I finished the 1604 Faustus and skipped the 1616 for now. I also started The Eyre Affair, which is nice so far but not grabbing me as hard as it seems to be grabbing everybody else. I've set down Divine Intervention for now. I may save it for post-book reading. Still working on Albion and more spottily on Impossible Things, which is a reread anyway.

I am happy.
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    Phil Ochs - The Flower Lady