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Cold and windy here in Providence.

Please have a look at the current eBay auctions. Also, Spooky has some very cool Halloween goodies up in her Etsy shop, Dreaming Squid Dollworks and Sundries, and they're only available until November 1st. C'mon, guys. How can you resist the pumpkinhead hangy ghosts? A hand-made Jack O' Lantern figurine? You can't, that's how! Finally and also, recall I've donated two items to the KGB Reading raffle, a very good cause, and raffle tickets are only $1 each.

Yesterday, I wrote a measly 614 words on "At the Reef." But they were good words. Gods, I miss the time, pre-2002, when my daily writing word limit was a mere 500 words. At some point, it got jacked up to 1,000 per day, though, truthfully, I feel guilty if I do less than 1,200. Anyway, I'll be able to finish the vignette on Saturday. Think Innsmouth, with sex. Okay, Innsmouth with overt sex. I established sometime back that "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" is pretty much a story about interspecific sexual shenanigans.

Today, Ursula K. LeGuin is 81 years old.

Last night was gallery night at the RISD Museum, and we went to hear Brown University planetary geologist Carle Pieters and artist Tristin Lowe discuss the moon in front of Lowe's Lunacy, a huge white felt version of the satellite, currently on view. And we stayed for student films, which were mostly wretched. Or whatever is worse than wretched. There were two or three good animated pieces ("The All-Mighty Bearfish!"), but mostly, if you're making a student film...please...think about cinematography and sound, imagery, the basics...don't try to make the Next Great Supernatural Thriller or a Gut-Wrenching Melodrama About Pressing Social Issues Starring All Your Friends Who Can't Act. Because you'll fail horribly, and fail to impress. But, yeah, the Bearfish ruled.

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Last night, we played WoW, and did the Magister's Terrace mission, defeating Kael'thas Sunstrider at Quel'danas. It was a right bitch, even with two level 80s, and I have resolved to make our guild, Eyes of Sylvanas, a genuine guild. It's always just been me and Spooky. We started the guild to have extra storage space, and because we wanted a cool name and tabard. Last night, I got so pissed that I resolved to add a number of players to the guild. So...if you have a Horde toon on the Cenarion Circle server (or want to move an existing toon to Cenarion Circle) we'd love to have you. You even get a cool tabard. We're especially interested in players Level 65-80, but we'll accept lower levels, and will probably even help you level from time to time. If you are interested, please send Spooky an email at crk_books(at)yahoo(dot)com, letting us know your toon's name. And please comment here, so I'll know you're interested.

And, yeah, I'm still rping on CoX. But mostly, only rping.

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By the way, people are dumb. No, seriously. This is not an Onion story. This is for real:

Plane Crashes After Crocodile Escapes, Causes Panic

The panicking fight attendant. The passengers who went ape-shit and freaked out over a small and mostly harmless croc. The moron who smuggled a crocodile onto an airplane in a carry-on bag. The asshole who killed the croc (the reptile was one of two survivors) with a machete after the crash. It's a proper fucking parade of idiots.

Speaking of which, Gustavo Bondoni is also a fucking idiot and an asshole. That's two for one.

On that note, I should probably go. I've got an interview to finish...

Date: 2010-10-22 05:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashlyme.livejournal.com
Sadly, twats aren't an endangered species.

Date: 2010-10-22 07:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

Sadly, twats aren't an endangered species.

Which goes to show subverting natural selection is NOT a good thing.

Date: 2010-10-22 07:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mizliz13.livejournal.com
I'd very much like Santamuerte (belf shadow priestess, lvl 40) to join. I have higher level characters who could also help out, but they're in their own guild.

Date: 2010-10-23 12:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mizliz13.livejournal.com
Thank you. Victory for Sylvanas!
Edited Date: 2010-10-23 02:01 am (UTC)

Date: 2010-10-22 07:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spank-an-elf.livejournal.com
Wow, you are correct about Gustave Bondoni.

"It seems to me that we’re still trying to fight a battle that was won years ago. Most modern people are color-blind and gender blind and don’t care whether you’re a WASP or some dude from Argentina or a girl from that village in Togo..."

Most modern people? What a delusional creature.

Guess old Gustavo has never watched the nest of racist bigotry called Fox News. Or had dinner with my brother.

Date: 2010-10-22 10:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

Most modern people? What a delusional creature.

It just makes me...tired.

Date: 2010-10-22 08:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashlyme.livejournal.com
Bondoni's a patronising cunt, and probably a Heinlein fan too. I fucking hate these morons. One minute they complain about "PC gone mad", the next, it's "I'm not racist, but..." No. You're an abcess in human form.

The battle's *not* won, and these people are proof of it. I'll put my soapbox away now.

Date: 2010-10-22 10:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

You're an abscess in human form.

Well said.

Gustavo Bondoni

Date: 2010-10-22 09:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jessamyg.livejournal.com
I guess I'm quite glad that I don't even know who Gustavo Bondoni is, but if that's a quote then he is quite obviously a moron living in an alternative universe. Racism and sexism are still rampant and rife in this universe I live in, and a few years ago a woman in this county was killed for being a Goth. If you can't even wear what you like then there's no fucking hope at all for the rest of it. And so, on the majority of days, I'm not racist or sexist or anythingist, I hate all of humanity equally.

Re: Gustavo Bondoni

Date: 2010-10-22 10:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

I guess I'm quite glad that I don't even know who Gustavo Bondoni is

Hardly anyone does. But now this rant has, as I'm sire he'd hoped, garnered him a reputation as One of Those People.

I hate all of humanity equally.

We call this misanthropy. And I've been on that boat a long time now.

Date: 2010-10-22 11:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] neutralgenius.livejournal.com
I feel like I'm missing something with this Gustavo Bondoni person. Ah, oh well.

However, I do find it stupid that people are throwing a fit about that anthology he was talking about. Who cares what the sex or the gender of the author is as long as they write well? It seems like if you do anything in favor of men, you're sexist. It's annoying. Especially when you're a feminist standing up for men and get called sexist. Mer.

WoW

Date: 2010-10-23 03:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mythopoetics.livejournal.com
I would love for my level 58 Blood Death Knight Yvgenie to be part of your guild.

Re: WoW

Date: 2010-10-23 06:02 am (UTC)

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