it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
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Life is sweet on the edge of a razor

Daffodyl Jones, superspy, calls for a moratorium on hair-tucking. Oddly enough, there's hair-tucking (or bald spot petting, at least) in the page proofs I went over this morning. However, it's not m/f romantic affection, so I give myself a pass on it. This time.

*checks neurotically for hair-tucking*

*Adds it to the list of things she checks neurotically for*

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The problem is that Disney — as one must expect from a global business enterprise — tends to think of its intellectual properties in terms of merchandising opportunities, rather than the opportunity for some great chicken-gags.


Coleridge, arguably Shakespeare's greatest critic, came closest to defining the distinctive quality of his vision, when he observed that Shakespeare is as unlike his contemporaries as he is unlike us.

Progress notes for 6 May 2005:

Whiskey & Water

New Words: 1,163
Total Words: 65,589
Pages: 297

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
65,589 / 160,000

Reason for stopping: end of scene, starving to death
Mammalian Assistance: Marlowe came by to help. And Mebd slept on my head while I was doing page proofs in bed last night. And Paladin crammed himself under the desk for a while, which is always fun.
Stimulants: Prince Charles Tea
Exercise: none yet.
Mail: nomail
Today's words Word don't know: n/a
Tyop du jour: n/a
Darling du jour: n/a
Books in progress, but not at all quickly: Ed Sanders, Tales of Beatnik Glory; Neal Stephenson, Quicksilver; Lillian Jackson Braun, The Cat Who Talked Turkey (speaking of guilty pleasures, there's one right there); Elizabeth Bear, Worldwired
Interesting research tidbits of the day: n/a
Other writing-related work: 100 more pages of Worldwired proofs went under the green pencil last night and this morning. This weekend is going to be The Land Of Overbooked. (Hah. I made a funny.)

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