June 17th, 2005

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Day Five: The alien embryos may have atrophied, or perhaps hatched in the night and slithered up my esophagus as I lay dreaming, leaving me with a raw throat and a hacking cough, and a hollow feeling in my chest.

The ichor is still dripping out of my head, though.



Fuzzy! Like a frog!

(via green_key)

[08:48] matociquala: Furry! Like a frog!
[08:50] stillsostrange: mmm, Tsathaggua...
[08:50] stillsostrange: eeek! Kermit is Tsathaggua
[08:50] matociquala: eeek!
[08:50] stillsostrange: The awful truth becomes clear...
[08:50] matociquala: Then Miss Piggy is Shub Niggurath
[08:50] stillsostrange: aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
[08:50] stillsostrange: *dies*
[08:50] matociquala: ...and Statler and Waldorf are the Elder Things
[08:51] stillsostrange: the brain, it bleeds
[08:52] stillsostrange: What does that make Fozzie?
[08:52] matociquala: I was just wondering about Animal and Gonzo
[08:52] matociquala: Fozzie would have to be Cthulhu.
[08:53] matociquala: Rowlf is definitely Nyarlathotep
[08:53] matociquala: He's the socially acceptable one
[08:53] stillsostrange: So Gonzo is Hastur
[08:53] matociquala: Yes!
[08:53] stillsostrange: Animal is Azathoth
[08:54] matociquala: Maybe Dr. Teeth is Azathoth?
[08:54] matociquala: And the Electric Mayhem are Servitors?
[08:54] stillsostrange: Piping to their blind idiot god
[08:54] matociquala: Exactly.
[08:54] stillsostrange: *twitch*
[08:54] stillsostrange: Can I blog this? :)
[08:54] matociquala: (I'm so blogging this. You are warned.)

Also, GIP
  • Current Music
    Lucinda Williams - Those Three Days
bear by san

Bounce the bow, rock the gallows for the Hangman's Reel, and wake the Devil from his dream

Progress notes for 17 June 2005:

Whiskey & Water

New Words: 4,171
Total Words: 130,193 / 146,000
Notecards eviscerated/added/remaining: 3 / 2 / 14.5
Pages: 584

I got to write a whole scene in third person objective today. I like objective. It's cool. And *all* about the showing-not-telling.

It was a sex scene, too.

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
146,000 / 160,000

Reason for stopping: not so much stopping as ordering a pizza
Mammalian Assistance: Mebd and Marlowe did fly-bys.
Stimulants: Twining's Earl Grey tea
Exercise: none
Mail: the nomailman is apparently still reading my Locus
Today's words Word don't know: slickness
Tyop du jour: She'd have had more lush pushing a parked car
Darling du jour: Pouring two potions from one pot is no handicap for a witch.
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
Interesting research tidbits of the day: n/a
Other writing-related work: I read this story yesterday, and I liked it. Also, some slush.
  • Current Music
    Godsmack - Bad Religion
bear by san

Oh, and it's alright, it's alright, it's alright; You can't be forever blessed

Send in the writing doula.

Progress notes for 17.5 June 2005:

Whiskey & Water

New Words: 4185
Total Words: 134,378 / 150,250
Notecards expunged/added/remaining: 1.5 / 0 / 13
Pages: 601

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
150,250 / 160,000
An evening update, because I wrote for ten hours solid today after the last update, and got what you might technically term a "buttload" done. Chapter Twenty-Seven finished.

Of the 13 notecards remaining, four are plot, five are climax, and four are resolution. Do we think this is getting done in 10K? Heh. Me neither. Fortunately, I *do* get to round. And I haven't done any trimming of early bits yet. And I can probably go to 165K before Liz actually sends people around with hammers.

I think.

Blood & Iron is 170, anyway, and she did say she only wanted about 15 pages out of it. And this book has, well, a lot of plot.

Reason for stopping: bedtime.
Mammalian Assistance: They're trying to pry me away from the keyboard now, actually, and drag me off to bed.
Stimulants: seltzer
Exercise: none
Mail: nomail
Today's words Word don't know: vaned, crepey, tenon, mortice (but it knows mortise), seastar, crème brulée, blonds
Words I'm surprised Word do know: anoxic
Tyop du jour: The plant bricked his thumb
Darling du jour: chalky barnacles flicked feather dusters and one grim red seastar grappled a doomed shellfish
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
Interesting research tidbits of the day: Barnacle recruitment into cracks. Isn't that fun to say? Best phrase from the web page: "inter-clonal highways"
Other writing-related work: n/a

Still, tomorrow's going to be another working day
And I'm trying to get some rest
  • Current Music
    Carl Orff - Carmina Burana - O Fortuna (Techno Remix)2