June 23rd, 2005

bear by san

BPAL: Magus

In honor of Matthew's Terrible Horrible Awful No Good Really Bad Day, today's BPAL selection is Collapse )

Boy and dogs are sleeping, so no minority opinion on this one.
  • Current Music
    Dr. John - Witchy Red
bear by san

When Johnnie looked the letter upon / he drew his sword his scabbard from

Day Nine: Are we there yet? Still draining ichor, occasional coughing fits. Otherwise recovering, and feeling less scoured. Damn, that was a mean one.

sosotris2012 found these:
Cthulhu with boulder opal

scott_lynch on Robin Hobb on fanfiction. "There's nothing dutiful about the process. The reader doesn't owe the writer a goddamn thing inside the confines of the reader's own head."

Do note, there are a number of people behaving like twits in the comments. Don't blame Scott for their bad behavior, please.

I'm in sympathy with Scott, overall. I also think that it's polite for fans not to publish fanfiction based on the work of authors who are known to dislike it with this kind of intensity. All legal ramifications aside, it's the same level of courtesy as not taking photographs of people who you know don't like to be photographed.

#1 Neil (just doing my part.)

truepenny on why litcrit may not work on SFF.

Progress notes for 23 June 2005:

Whiskey & Water

New Words: 2289
Total Words: 148,437 / 165,500
Notecards burninated/added/remaining: 0 / 0 / 6
Pages: 658

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
165,500 / 170,000

Reason for stopping: Must go to SFRA
Mammalian Assistance: Paladin sleeping underfoot
Stimulants: almond vanilla tea
Exercise: none
Mail: nomail
Why I like my job: I'm writing a fight scene between a warhorse and an elephant seal. What did you do today?
Today's words Word don't know: cruciate, foredeck, capriole
Tyop du jour: stones cattered as he whirled
Darling du jour: n/a
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: mechanics of hummingbird flight via tar_pith
Other writing-related work: n/a
  • Current Music
    Amadan - Johnny Cope/Green Groves of Erin / Emmylou Harris -