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Though I've had a few good responses, I'm a bit disappointed in the number of replies to the most recent Question @ Hand. Maybe it was a poor question, or maybe I phrased it poorly. I was very much hoping to get an article out of it for Sirenia Digest, but so far, there's just not enough for that. A number of people who wrote excellent bits for the first two questions have been silent; of course, it was a year ago I did this last, and maybe those folks no longer follow the LJ, or have jumped ship for that wretched Facebook thing, or something.

Anyway, this is my last solicitation for replies. I think people aren't thinking in terms of bodyart (though performance pieces are good, too), which is really what I was after. Thanks to those who have replied (and please don't reply with unhelpful comments like "You're already a work of art!" Nice sentiment, but not what I'm after). And no short stories, please. Again, I appreciate the effort, but ideally replies ought to fit into the comment space (which can be pretty long).

Also, just got this delightful, hilarious graphic from [ profile] kylecassidy, the cover for The Red Tree, complete with warning label for the sexually squeamish:

Also! A new website for the exquisite Lolly Jane Blue, who, I think, blows Lady Gaga out of the water (and I say that as a casual sort of Lady Gaga fan).

Date: 2011-02-14 09:55 pm (UTC)
ext_4772: (Good Omens)
From: [identity profile]

Okay, sorry, that was a little mean.

Date: 2011-02-14 09:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Okay, sorry, that was a little mean.

No, not really. People who need warning labels get zero sympathy from me. Quiet the opposite.

Date: 2011-02-14 10:02 pm (UTC)
ext_4772: (Whale fluke)
From: [identity profile]
Mainly I was thinking Gee, maybe I should be a little more delicate in phrasing that, but then, I don't deal as much with this crap as do you.

By the way, Warnings Labels On Life would be kind of hard to do...

Date: 2011-02-14 10:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Mainly I was thinking Gee, maybe I should be a little more delicate in phrasing that, but then, I don't deal as much with this crap as do you.

I have no more patience for delicate phrasing.
Edited Date: 2011-02-14 10:03 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-02-15 02:24 am (UTC)
ext_4772: (Whale fluke)
From: [identity profile]
And I haven't been pissed off as much to the point where I lose that patience. I get that.

So you can imagine my first comment was just the first line, not the second.

Date: 2011-02-14 11:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That is not mean; it's a public service.

People really need to not freak out and feel violated when they come across ideas that aren't their favorites.

Date: 2011-02-14 11:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That cover is hilarious, brilliant. 3 Cheers for kylecassidy! Though it is disheartening that there are people who actually want that sort of warning lest they be forced to read something they don't agree with. (*gasp*)

I will have to go take another look at the question and see if I can come up with something.

Date: 2011-02-15 12:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you thank you thank you for Lolly Jane Blue! I am officially in love.

Date: 2011-02-15 02:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hilarious warning. I think it much improves the cover. BTW, did you know that your cover art (or a very similar variation) was also used for the Romanian translation of a Rachel Caine book?

Date: 2011-02-15 02:36 am (UTC)
ext_4772: (Admiral Ackbar)
From: [identity profile]
Same model, probably same artist. I looked at the bottom of that page you gave ( and also at the book's own page ( (I thought of hotlinking the cover, but that would probably annoy our patron.) Caine's another Roc author, so this kind of makes sense. Heck, maybe it's more appropriate for that book... *shrug*

Date: 2011-02-15 02:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Amazing :0D Let's get that printed on a couple thousand stickers and start slapping them all over the place. Actually, I can think of a bunch of people I'd like to slap, sticker in hand or no...

Date: 2011-02-15 03:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Ha! That cover should be an auto-response to amazon "reviews" complaining about OMGlesbians.

Date: 2011-02-15 04:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Lolly Jane Blue = unfreakingbelieveably bloody amazing. You keep sharing stuff that changes my life, Aunt Beast.
(Gaga who?)

Date: 2011-02-15 06:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I approve of the "warning" label. And if I hadn't already read The Red Tree, it would've made me want to read it more.

Date: 2011-02-15 07:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I started to respond to the question, however, it's not complete. I hope to get it too you soon, like in the next day or two. Friday at the latest. Is that too late?

-30- and The Drowning Girl: A Memoir

Date: 2011-02-15 08:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] joe muszynski (from
Finally was able to read both of these and since you request comments: you are one of the smartest writers I've ever read. By which I mean - your characters are consistent - even in their inconsistencies - and also, you bring in so many ideas that even in short form your works are full. I never feel cheated by where you end.

Ignore all criticism and keep on doing what you do. I look forward to purchasing the full Memoir.

Date: 2011-02-15 11:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Because I am procrastinating on homework and can't bother writing what I should be writing story wise, I think I'll take a stab at your Question @ Hand. It sounds like something that can spark my creative juices.

Date: 2011-02-16 01:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This all makes me think of an indie comics convention my husband and I went to a few years ago. One of the artists had a big bowl of wrapped hard candies on his table with a sign attached that read, "GAY CANDY." Some folks actually read the sign and walked away. No one would take any. Well, no one but us. It was delicious. We were awarded the whole bowl, since it was getting on to the end of the day, and we had tasty gay candy for days and days.

Date: 2011-02-17 08:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I've been musing on the question at hand since I first saw it yesterday. I'm still thinking, so please be patient - my brain is slow at best, and the double/triple doses of trazadone to help with the ?? caused itching, hyperosmia and nausea make it slower still.


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