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Quite a good writing day yesterday. I'm sure the sleep helped. I did 1,381 words on "Derma Sutra (1891)." This will be, by the way, a more Lovecraftian/dark fantasy sort of story set in the same steampunk alternate Denver ("Cherry Creek") that I used for "The Steam Dancer (1896)" and "The Melusine (1898)." I'm really falling in love with that world. Maybe, I'll eventually have a story for each year from, say, 1888 to 1900, and it can be a subpress collection or something. That would leave me with only nine stories left to write. Also, yesterday, we read over Sonya Taaffe's ([livejournal.com profile] sovay) contribution to #32 —— "The Woman Who Was Wife to the Husband of the Sea" —— which I think is bloody marvelous, and which is the story that Vince is illustrating this month. Anyway, this issue look for Sirenia Digest on the last day of the month.

A few things:

1) We are now in the final 24 hours of the KGB Fantastic Fiction Raffle, and I urge you to please have a look. It's a great cause, with great prizes. Tickets are only $1 apiece. So, yes, please, do have a look.

2) Spooky has begun the midsummer eBay auctions, which include the trade hardcover of Frog Toes and Tentacles and the trade hardcover of To Charles Fort, With Love, and there are more to come. In fact, if there's something you'd like to see added to the auctions, just say so, and we'll see what we can do. All books can be signed and personalized at the winning bidders' request.

3) At long last, thanks to Frank Woodward and Lovecraft, I actually have a page at IMDb. Sure, it's just one little thing, me listed as having played "herself," but still...it makes me smile.

Yesterday was a fairly pleasant day, all round. Wonderful thunderstorms. Spooky made a yummy peach cobbler with the peaches from our CSA produce bag. I had some good rp in the "Kingdom of Sand" sim, in the Medieval Persian city of Ireem. A really beautiful build. It's almost like being on Arrakis again. I have a title now, having been named the "Royal Prophet's Apprentice," though I'm really a sort of feral, mute, amnesiac necromancer. Yesterday, I was rewarded by the Princess for having saved her from an undead the night before, and I had a marvelous rp with a harem girl, Hela, who doesn't seem to mind that Shahrazad's teeth have been filed to sharp points (usually, Shah wears a mask to hide her mouth). Rping mute is amazingly challenging (i.e., hard), but I'm loving it. I want to invite those who signed up for the "Sirenia Players" group to check this out (or anyone else reading this, for that matter). It's going to be a great story, and if you're new to SL and nervous about your rp skills, your avatar's appearance, or whatever, I'll gladly give you a hand getting started. Don't be shy. Just say something here, or IM me inworld (Nareth Nishi). If I'm busy, I can point you in the right direction, or we can set up a time to talk later.

Okay. Time to make the goddamn doughnuts...

Date: 2008-07-28 04:54 pm (UTC)
sovay: (I Claudius)
From: [personal profile] sovay
Maybe, I'll eventually have a story for each year from, say, 1888 to 1900, and it can be a subpress collection.

That would be most desirable.

Sure, it's just one little thing, me listed as having played "herself," but still...it makes me smile.

I think it's quite appropriate. I'm left wondering what what Professor Nareth E. Nishi (or Shahrazad) would have said about Lovecraft . . .

Date: 2008-07-28 05:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

I think it's quite appropriate. I'm left wondering what what Professor Nareth E. Nishi (or Shahrazad) would have said about Lovecraft . . .

I think they'd both blame him for the messes they find themselves in...

Date: 2008-07-28 05:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grandmofhelsing.livejournal.com
At long last, thanks to Frank Woodward and Lovecraft, I actually have a page at IMDb.

And now your Wikipedia page links to it.

Date: 2008-07-28 05:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

And now your Wikipedia page links to it.

Oooooh. Danke.

Date: 2008-07-28 05:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] faeprince.livejournal.com
I may just have to give Kingdom of Sand a shot in the near future.

Hopefully Second Life won't overwhelm me.

Date: 2008-07-28 05:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

I may just have to give Kingdom of Sand a shot in the near future.

Please do.

Date: 2008-07-28 06:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] faeprince.livejournal.com
I'll have to do just that, but I may need a lot of help getting started.

Date: 2008-07-28 06:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

I'll have to do just that, but I may need a lot of help getting started.

Well, go through the (dull) orientation at Help Island, for starters, and if you'll IM me tonight (or whenever), I'll have Spooky (Artemesia Paine in SL) send you the "Sirenia Players" notecard, which has lots of useful information. And we can talk...

Date: 2008-07-28 09:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] faeprince.livejournal.com
Alright, You should be getting a friend request (as far as I can tell, you can't IM someone who's not a friend?)from Adiba Ansar.

Date: 2008-07-29 02:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

Alright, You should be getting a friend request (as far as I can tell, you can't IM someone who's not a friend?)from Adiba Ansar.

Technically, you can IM someone not on for FL, but finding their profile using the search freature.

Off-Topic: This time it's Farscape

Date: 2008-07-29 02:54 am (UTC)
ext_4772: (Scorpio)
From: [identity profile] chris-walsh.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] smwance created some more Farscape successories (fake motivational posters):

http://smwance.livejournal.com/114912.html

I have nothing to say at the moment, but for now I can amuse you linkily!

Re: Off-Topic: This time it's Farscape

Date: 2008-07-29 03:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

I have nothing to say at the moment, but for now I can amuse you linkily!

Thank you!

Date: 2008-07-29 09:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] loki1978de.livejournal.com
Ah yes....really should go more to SL
But i will need to change clothes...and i was so happy to finally look a bit Steampunk
But that rp really looks great. I hope i catch you online

Date: 2008-07-29 03:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

But i will need to change clothes...and i was so happy to finally look a bit Steampunk

The Nature of the Beast is flux...

Date: 2008-07-29 08:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] loki1978de.livejournal.com
tres philosophique
i think i will go on SL saturday morning. The ball-nature of the earth could make it happen that you are still on

Date: 2008-07-29 08:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

i think i will go on SL saturday morning. The ball-nature of the earth could make it happen that you are still on

It is certainly possible...

Aiden Raine?

Date: 2008-08-25 11:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] celebrityholmes.livejournal.com
Saw a link to your Lovecraft Graveyard photo nightmare on Boing Boing (how fucking retarded.. except, you know, without the guileless smiles/rage that you get from a clinically disabled person)and was wondering if you're the same Spooky that used to pervy (ok, "arty" ) web cast around 2000? Really though, I used to have to travel a lot for work around then. Alone and mostly through the god forsaken flyover. It sucked, but it was oddly comforting to log on in whatever shithole Motel 6 I happened to be in and see you around. Aside from being really fucking cute, you were always smart, warm and funny. For whatever reason, the whole experience made me just a lil' less homesick.

If you're NOT "that" Spooky, you're welcome for what is no doubt a fascinating window into the kind of mash notes you might be getting had you spent a good part of 1999-2000 getting naked and being charming in front of a webcam.

Best wishes regardless, C. Holmes

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