GIP. *g* Well, not really, because there's more here than iconage. But kelliem and I were talking about the infamous MfU episode The Deadly Games Affair last night, which (courtesy of the lovely destina, may she live forever) I have finally gotten to see. (I vagely remember it from 1986 or so. But er, not well. It having been 1986 and all.)
Some fictional character's snarky Shakespearean misquotations carry a certain element of pot-kettlehood. Not saying, you know. Just saying. And as a fiction writer ("I tell lies to strangers for money.") I have to say, the line appealed to me.
And it kept me entertained for a half hour while my brain drained a little more mucilage.
Progress notes for 13 June 2005:
Whiskey & Water
New Words: 1,012
Total Words: 119, 450 / 134,250
Notecards euthanized/remaining: 1/22
Mammalian Assistance: Mebd pestering for whatever mysterious cat-thing it was that Mebd wanted, and Marlowe, limp as a sack of barley, draped over my neck.
Stimulants: Republic of Tea Vanilla Almond, and some not very good chai
Exercise: I have an excuse. I'm sick.
Today's words Word don't know: bladderwrack, biogeochemical, benthic
Words I was surprised that Word did know: mucilaginous
Tyop du jour: a stingy pus-clotted man.
Darling du jour: I see a woman grieving in a chair.
Books in progress, but not at all quickly: Kristine Smith, Code of Conduct; Richard Overy, Russia's War: A History of the Soviet War Effort, 1941-1945
Interesting research tidbits of the day: how micro-organisms affect global cycling of iron; online Gaelic dictionaries; Trever Talbert tobacco pipes (these are soooo coool). Here's a collector's page. I'm partial to "The Shoggoth." And "The Mountains of Madness." sallytuppence, note: "The Lampton Wyrm."
Other writing-related work: n/a
jim0052 on reversion clauses.
jlassen's visit from the Sekrit Service, in his own words.
sartorias on The Lord Of The Rings, 1966. Last summer at ComiCon I was lucky enough to hear Peter S. Beagle speak on what it was like for him reading LotR when he was in college, and what a mind-altering experience it was. Here's a link to the time-traveling review she mentions, as well.
susie_bright, the unlikely lactivist. (deannahoak, that one's especially for you.)
It looks as if my story "House of the Rising Sun" will be in The Third Alternative # 42, along with stories by douglain, darren_speegle, and jlundberg, among others. This will be the last TTA of that name.
The zine is dead; long live the zine.
I was at Franklin Roosevelt's side
On the night before he died
He said one world must come out of World War II
Ah the fool.
Yankee, Russian, white or tan
A man is still a man
We're on one road
We're only passing through.