July 21st, 2005

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I would just like to point out that on this month's long and heady peregrination, mrissa gave me two kinds of gourmet peanut butter, porphyrin provided a loaf of Russian Rye, and leahbobet and sandwichboy gifted me with a jar of home-made strawberry-rhubarb preserves.

Sometimes, synchronicity works in our favor.

Progress notes for 21 July 2005:

"Ile of Dogges"

New Words: 1530
Total Words: 2584
Pages: 12
Reason for stopping: End of story. Now I send it off to Sarah for Jonsonization.
Mammalian Assistance: Giant dog underfoot. (yay!)
Stimulants: Earl Grey.
Exercise: none yet.
Mail: none, yet.
Today's words Word don't know: uncallused,
Tyop du jour: n/a
Darling du jour: n/a
Books in progress, but not at all quickly: China Mieville, Iron Council
Interesting research tidbits of the day: Things found googling Tilney. Wow, that's scathing. I'm not saying it's wrong, mind you. But it's scathing. But not as scathing as this. Ah, Edward. It's nice to be reassured that I got you right, you son of a bitch.

Shakespeare in his own words. (via truepenny) Yes, it really does sound Scottish.

Other writing-related work: n/a

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BPAL: Hunger / Dawg News

courtesy of stillsostrange:

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Dawg News:

Well, his bloodwork came back not too bad, although his globulin and monocytes were increased, which is not encouraging given the (potential) mass in his abdomen. We're taking him in at 1:30 for a cardiac strip, because the elevated heart rate remains a chief concern.

It doesn't look like a liver problem, though. So that's something.

We may wind up doing an abdominal ultrasound to get a better look at the not-a-kidney, which would be expensive.

Film at 11.
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Dawg update

We're going to do an ultrasound tomorrow to get a better idea of what's going on and if we can medicate him, but the short form is, he's got an erratic heart rate ranging from 35 BPM to 165 BPM and could go into ventricular fib at any time.

So he could have another six months, or we could lose him tonight. Which is, you know, not unexpected. He's an old man, and this is how mastiffs go. And it beats the stuffing out of cancer or kidney failure.

But it's hard.
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But hold your own. Face the wind alone.

Listening to The Scarlet Pimpernel is bad for me. It makes me want to revise the Edda of Burdens books. And I'm not sure I need two fantasy series right now, thanks. Okay, Margeurite is a sissy. But she almost rocks "The Riddle" enough to be Muire-like. And the musical's (vastly improved) version of Chauvelin gets a lot of good Mingan-esque angst. And Percy's enough of a stiff to make a pretty good Strifbjorn.

Maybe I should just cave in and take up a fan vidding career. Farscape to "Where's the Girl?" anyone? Crais, Aeryn, and John....

Hmm.

I seem to have identified a common love-triangle dynamic....

Actually, I was thinking about the musical version of Chauvelin the other day. Because frankly, of all the characters, he fares best in the revisioning. It got me thinking about folk process--my obsession, as we all know--and how the various revisionings of The Scarlet Pimpernel actually have a lot of fan-fic-like elements to them. Specifically, in giving Chauvelin a personality and motivation other than being the cackling evil he is in the book.

Marguerite, don't forget that I know who you are
We were cut from the same surly star
Like two jewels in the sky sharing fire
Where's the girl so alive and still aching for more?
We had dreams that were worth dying for.


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Let her go, let her live, let her die on her own
We are all of us bruised and alone
Now we both will have nothing to hold.

Okay, it doesn't hurt that it's Terrence Mann. But still.
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