June 11th, 2005

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Progress notes for 11 June 2005:

Whiskey & Water

New Words: 2010
Total Words: 117,287 / 131,750
Notecards euthanized: 2
Pages: 527

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131,750 / 160,000
Reason for stopping: going to a bad movie now
Mammalian Assistance: Signy came and laid her head in my lap for a while
Stimulants: lemon water, tangerine white tea,
Exercise: gothercise
Mail: nomail
Today's words Word don't know: unconstructed
Tyop du jour: the silver-streaked brain knotted in his left hand (or) marrowing his fiend of vision to the waiting Mage.
Darling du jour: Prejudice breeds a certain unity in the face of misadventure.
Books in progress, but not at all quickly: Kristine Smith, Code of Conduct; Richard Overy, Russia's War: A History of the Soviet War Effort, 1941-1945
Books read: Dorothy L. Sayers, The Unpleasantness At The Bellona Club;
Interesting research tidbits of the day: Rossville, Staten Island; Silver mutation of the Australian Black Swan
Other writing-related work:

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    Jimmy Buffett - Mexico
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"Honey, maybe it's not such a great idea to undermine me in front of the hostage."

We saw Mr. & Mrs. Smith, which I keep mistyping as Mr. & Mrs. Sith. It's amazing how much fun a movie entirely unbelabored by a script can be.

Which is to say, the directing and the acting were spot on. Not only am I being painted into a corner with regards to having to admit I like Brad Pitt, but apparently Angelina Jolie can act rather well. Color me awed. They actually succeed in making the lackluster dialogue quite funny--mostly through reasonably nuanced renditions of a not particularly happily married couple--and despite the notable lack of anything resembling a plot that stands up to a half a minute's examination, Collapse )

In news more closely related to home, it occurred to me in the car that there's subtext in the scene I'm working on today that has sealed the future existence of Matthew/Felix slash, if anybody ever likes my work enough to fanfic it. Although the logistics would baffle me, personally. (Yeah, you guys think we don't know what you get up to.)

Sorry about that, boys.

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"Here's hoping that you live forever and mine is the last voice you hear."

For the three people who read my journal who don't read Nick's, nihilistic_kid on Bookshare. What he said. And what he quoted, too.

Or rather, except the ranty bit about the evil capitalists. Not that I make enough money to be a capitalist. Or in particular agree with that ideology, either. I'm just not an armband-wearing kind of girl.
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    Weird Al - "Hollywood Hamilton"
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So, swanmays

Any of you bright people feel like kicking in with suggestions of folkloric and mythic tales concerning humans transformed into swans? I have a short list:

Fionnghuala and her brothers
The Wild Swans
Swan Lake
Bunyip and the black swans
and maybe Bonny Swans if you bend it past breaking.

Any other suggestions?

Tonight is my night to spam lj, apparently.

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    Loreena McKennitt - The Bonny Swans