November 15th, 2005

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Shameless self promotion part II

My contributor's copy of Interzone 201 just arrived, full of shiny stories by Richard Calder, Paul De Filippo, Lauren Mclaughlin, Jessica Reisman, and somebody writing under the improbable name of Elizabeth Bear. It's shiny.

And in the wake of the demise of SCIFICTION (alas!) this seems like a good time to say, if you were a subscriber, you could be reading it now.

And that is my crass commercialism for the week.

jaylake talks about writing to markets.

And I have Jenn's notes on The Stratford Man. Back to the coal mines!

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feral cat seduction update

For the last two days, Marlowe has come out and camped on my lap while I ate breakfast with the spy kitties, and either Napoleon (the brown striped tabby) or Illya (the marmalade spiral tabby) has been waiting for me when I brought them their food. They'll now stay at the food and continue eating while I have my yogurt on the porch about five steps away, as long as I wait until they're at the bowl before I go out and sit down and start talking to them.

Also, they think Marlowe is insane. I can read it in their fuzzy little faces when he tries to steal my yogurt.

They alternate days, as near as I can tell--and then, a little bit after whichever one is camped out waiting for me eats and leaves, the other one shows up.

They definitely are sending out recon missions.

And Illya squinched his eyes at me yesterday before he left. This is significant progress in feral-kitty-taming.
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Had my friend's Muse grown with this growing age,
A dearer birth then this his love had brought:
To march in ranks of better equipage:
But since he died and Poets better prove,
Theirs for their style I'll read, his for his love

--William Shakespeare, from Sonnet 32

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stumped. so to speak.

So, do I leave all of Sonnet 20 in here as a chapter break, in all it's ambivalent hotmanlove excess, or do I try to prune out a few of the penis jokes and find the most relevant lines?

Damn, picking bits out of Will's sonnets is hard. They're very...cohesive.

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Hmm. I think I can make do with the first four lines. As it were.

And man, Will really had a crossdressing/genderfuck fixation. I knew there were reasons I loved him.
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