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Progress notes for 26 November 2005:


New Words: 964
Total Words: 964
Pages: 6
Reason for stopping: Trying to figure out the next scene
Mammalian Assistance: Drooly dog love
Stimulants: lavender rooibos
Exercise: I should do some sun salutations later.
Mail: nomail
Today's words Word don't know: cichlid
Words I'm surprised Word do know: n/a
Tyop du jour: forced to work with archaic tooks.
Darling du jour: "I'm glad you survived Kroc's invitation, André. And by the way, I quit."
Mean things: Russian roulette on page one. I'm pretty pleased with myself.
Spam name du jour: Tie! Aphorisms T. Niggle or Provincialism F. Carillonned. You decide.
Other writing-related work: None, unless you count staying up too late finishing the Park Honan book.
Interesting tidbits: n/a

I bought fuzzy socks and nag champa today. Life is good.


"archaic Tooks"??? Middle Earth historical fiction? ;-)
Such is my life and flist that I translated "archaic tooks" as "archaic kooks" and wondered what on earth -- oh wait -- "archaic tooLs"!

and really, it could fit this book...
Word didn't know "cichlid"? Huh. And it's not even that strange of a word. Well, I don't think it's that strange, and I don't even own an aquarium.
staying up too late finishing the Park Honan book

So, is good?

BTW, Marlowe's back in the British press because apparently the recent production of Tamburlaine cut out some of the most anti-Muslim lines and replaced the burning of a Koran to a general bookburning scene...

Needless to say, some are calling it PC-run-amuck; knowing how much editing plays are normally subjected to, particularly condensing two works into one show, I'm not overly bothered, but I thought you might find it interesting.
...I don't recall any particular anti-Muslim sentiments in Tamburlaine. Some anti-Christian ones, definitely, and some anti-God ones, and a certain amount of daring God and Mohammed out of heaven to strike one dead (which is what the Koran-burning is about) but then again, it's not as if Tamburlaine is presented as what you might call an entirely sympathetic character. What with the murdering of his own son and harnessing fallen enemies to his chariot and all.

And yes, I liked the Honan book. I think his interpretation of the plays is a little odd, but I suspect it's due in part to fighting years of commentary on how nasty Marlowe is to his characters, thus he must have been nasty to everyone around him. (Being pretty nasty to my own characters, I gotta say, that's craftsmanship, not sadism.)
I'm glad to see you're starting to get some good spam names there. I haven't had any quite that quirky for a while. Maybe I haven't visited the right sites.