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March 2017



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bear by san

One-Eyed Jack

New Words:: 290 (bad bear, but it was nice to goof off)
Total Words:: 32,744 (147 pages)
Reason for stopping: bedtime! Despite copious nappage.
Mammalian Assistance: Paladin is serendaing me with dog snores
Stimulants: rose congue and bourbon
Exercise: 8/17/04 5.7 miles walked.
Mail: nolove from Futurismic, on one of my close but no cigar stories. It's trunked. I think it's playing with some trad sfnal tropes to talk about interesting familiar issues, but the editorial consensus appears to be that it's... playing with some trad sfnal tropes. *g*

Also, a sale on that rewrite for Strange Horizons--fun little story called "Two Dreams on Trains," very stylish, I think, and about... the treason of the artist, I think is the pithy way to put it, if I may steal a line from Le Guin. Yay!

via everyonesakitty

Hard drinkin' bear.


Thanks. *g*

The original quote is from "The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas" (still my favorite short story) and it runs--"The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain."

Although in this particular case, I mean the treason of thesrtist in a more positive sense--the refusal of the artist to stay in the box wherein society would place him.


That story HAUNTS me.

Re: Co-op: shall I tell them to contact your agent?

Re: Omelas!

Amazing story, isn't it? The classic idea story, where the change takes place in the *reader*. Just brilliant.

Re, the co-op. Yes--Jennifer Jackson, via the Donald Maass Agency in NYC. The book's not out until December....
congrats on the sale! awesome! and... on the 5.7 miles? Surely that was a typo? *no one* can walk that far! :D

more congrats on the sale! woo hoo! here are happy cheerleaders that I stole from jodi who stole them from you.

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thank you, sweetie.

5.7 miles isn't that much!
Hard drinkin' bear.

Those terrible wildlife agents, enabling that poor bear in his alcoholism...
I think I need a hard-drinkin' Bear icon....
I think you do, too. And btw, even though I congratulated you last night, congratulations. :)
*g* Thank you.
dood. That's some bear.
Yowsas on the sale.