Progress notes for 2 August 2005:
New Words: 700
Total Words: 1,408
And half of those words were a "the millionaire, and his wife" list of the first class passengers on the dirigible. Ehn. I had to put it somewhere. And it takes a damned long time because one has to keep stopping and thinking about who these people are.
I really shouldn't succumb to the urge to put Sam Clemens in this story. What with the zeppelin and the vampires and the alternate history
I'm reasonably certain this Hungarian nobleman is a Dracula masquerading as a Corvin. Yes, I am the only person in North America who finds that funny. This may be the most self-indulgent story ever.
[12:22] matociquala: Why is everybody on this zeppelin blond?
[12:22] matociquala: Heil.
[12:22] leahbobet: It is the uberzeppelin?
[12:22] tanaise: Because you're secretly an antisemite
[12:23] stillsostrange: We know Bear is a stealth-racist
[12:23] matociquala: I correct that.
[12:23] stillsostrange: All those non-white characters are just a cover
[12:23] matociquala: Everybody's blond except the vampires.
[12:24] matociquala: and the frenchwoman
[12:25] leahbobet: Vampires prefer blondes, maybe?
[12:25] leahbobet: They have arranged the passenger list for maximum preferential snackies?
[12:25] matociquala: Easier to spot the veins in a fair-skinned victim.
[12:26] stillsostrange: hee
[12:26] matociquala: Saves unnecessary puntures.
[12:26] matociquala: and punctures too
*sits on hands*
Reason for stopping: work.
Mammalian Assistance: more cat-butt maintenance. The boo boo seems to be healing nicely, at least.
Stimulants: vanilla almost and earl grey tea
Today's words Word don't know: undisfigured, Habsburg, Albion, Parisienne, authoress
Words I'm surprised Word do know: n/a
Tyop du jour: the English couple voided her. Whups. And in front of company, too.
Darling du jour: "I'm screaming inside," she said, and laid the fork down beside her plate. "But that's no reason not to eat."
Books in progress, but not at all quickly: China Miéville, Iron Council; Richard Overy, Russia's War: A History of the Soviet War Effort, 1941-1945; Jack Kerouac, On the Road
Interesting research tidbits of the day: n/a
Mean things: I named a character Virgil out of idle cruelty today. What? It's 1899.
Other writing-related work: Contracts