December 8th, 2009

hustle micket con is on

lord preserve us and protect us. we been drinking whiskey 'fore breakfast.

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Today is a hole-up-and-work day, with the possible exception of going over to the gym when I have expressed my virtupitude so that I can reward myself with a swim and a soak in the hot tub.

So much virtupitude. So short a life.

tea today: pink apple green tea
teacup today: art deco
temperature this morning: 30 degrees
writing palencar horrid glory

she's gonna kill me and i don't mean softly.

And meanwhile, over at Tor.com, it is my extreme pleasure to offer you a wintry story about a girl and a harpy, complete with Peter S. Beagle quote for the title, and a John Jude Palencar illustration.



"The Horrid Glory of its Wings" by Elizabeth Bear. (that's me)

“Speaking of livers,” the unicorn said, “Real magic can never be made by offering up someone else’s liver. You must tear out your own, and not expect to get it back. The true witches know that.”

—Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn*



(Read the story behind the fake cut)


Happy holidays.

I want to use this painting for everything I ever write again.

ETA: please comment over there if you want anybody involved in the story other than me to see the comment. *g*




*That's my favorite book, if you didn't know.
criminal minds reid purple shirt

all together sister machine gun automatic high what a ride

matociquala: okay, I just have to find an in to this scene.
matociquala: It does not appear to be in KMFDM.
matociquala: Who wants to break it to Sascha that "relax" and "complex" don't rhyme?
stillsostrange: I think that's Pig
matociquala: You're probably right.
matociquala: Who writes the lyrics? *g*
stillsostrange: Check the liner notes. :P
matociquala: Alas. Virtual music.
matociquala: I will ask the internets!

...I have 353 words on Grail and given my Cabdriver Protocol*, I think I may have to just give this up as a bad job today and go play Bejweled or something.



*Cabdriver Protocol: a work ethic that suggests that, rather than knocking off early when you've made good progress and toiling harder when you haven't, it is more productive to work hard when things are happening (ie, you are getting fares) and give yourself a break when they are not (nobody is riding). So named because the original research was done on cabdrivers.