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Raining now. Raining and likely fifty-something out there. I don't feel like checking the actual, factual temperature. Spring – real Spring – is coming on very slowly, but very certainly. All the little specifics don't matter. Only what they add up to, that's what matters.

Don't mind me. I'm just a crazy lazy sitting in a chair.

Today seems to be looking at me the way an Irish wolfhound eyes a dog biscuit, so comments wouldn't be unappreciated.

Two days here to recount:

1) Thursday: I wrote 1,584 words on "Fake Plastic Trees." We tended to the new piercings, which are doing well. I didn't leave the house, though the possibility was briefly discussed. I was groggy from the new meds. I almost engaged in rp, but didn't because of the aforementioned wooziness. I played a little Rift, but sucked, thanks to the wooziness in question. During the day, much email. We may have chosen the author's photo for Two Worlds and In Between. Not one I expected we'd choose. But it's not yet final. I sent the "final" version of The Drowning Girl: A Memoir to my editor at Penguin, and she says the release date is still March 2012. Which surprises me, as I've been so late delivering the thing. In the evening, Spooky and I watched Jean-Jacques Annaud's very under-appreciated Enemy at the Gates (2001). I'd seen it twice before, but she'd not seen it. In all ways this film is wonderful, except for James Horner's suffocating score. That was Thursday, give or take.

2) Friday: I exchanged what felt like about a hundred emails with [livejournal.com profile] kylecassidy, mostly regarding the book trailer for The Drowning Girl: A Memoir. I learned my lesson with the aborted trailer for The Red Tree. There are things I cannot do myself, and that's why there are other talented people in the world. I'll say more about it later, but the trailer's looking as if it'll be very cool. We're in the stage of casting about for models (Imp, Abalyn, and Eva), and finding locales, and all that fun stuff. I'll have more to say on this soon. I wrote very little yesterday on "Fake Plastic Trees," only about 400 words. I'm very near THE END, and I find myself shying away from the grimmest ending that may present itself. I wrote 400 words and had to step back, because it was a little too much to look at straight in the eye like that. Wicked little god you are, Aunt Beast, with all those universes clenched in your fists. Anyway, I'll probably finish the story today. I need to, as there's other work waiting. We left the house, and returned to Thayer Street, and I got the boots (thank you again, Jada). So, behind the cut, below, there's boot porn. They make me an inch taller, but what the fuck. I saw a very green willow. After dinner, we watched Tarantino's Kill Bill Vol. 2 again, since we watched Vol. 1 on Wednesday night. We played Rift, and Selwyn reached Level 30. She's becoming quite the bad-ass necromancer, out there doing the bidding of the Faceless Man. We read more of The Book Thief, and I decided what the book-club book will be next month (but don't ask; it's still a secret).

So, there. Two days, all squished up together. Condensed days.

There's talk of me being in Manhattan on the 17th of May. We'll see how that goes.

And I should decamp this blog for now, make an end to this entry, and face the woebegone day.









Implicitly,
Aunt Beast

Date: 2011-04-23 05:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unknownbinaries.livejournal.com
Picking up a friend yesterday at the CVS in Emory, I saw an alternate reality you. Much shorter, and as if she'd gone through 'normal' and out the other side. Suburban, dressed in pink and jeans. Just thought you'd like a warning, so you might stock up on silver bullets or whatever deals with the doppelgänger.

Ah, the dream of new boots. I've been eyeballing my own decrepit Docs and waiting for the crack in the top of the left one to become unable to be ignored.

Date: 2011-04-23 05:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

Picking up a friend yesterday at the CVS in Emory, I saw an alternate reality you. Much shorter, and as if she'd gone through 'normal' and out the other side. Suburban, dressed in pink and jeans. Just thought you'd like a warning, so you might stock up on silver bullets or whatever deals with the doppelgänger.

I was promised they'd use those clones more prudently.

Date: 2011-04-23 05:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] martianmooncrab.livejournal.com
We are supposed to have another day of sunlight, and temps in the 60's!

Like 61 .. but as with all Oregon weather, there is rain in our future..

Date: 2011-04-23 05:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

but as with all Oregon weather, there is rain in our future..

As with all the world.

Date: 2011-04-23 06:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stillsostrange.livejournal.com
Except in Texas, where we have summer in April and another year of drought to look forward to.

Very nice boots.

Date: 2011-04-23 05:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] catconley.livejournal.com
Sweet boots :)

Did you and Spooky see the movie Hanna? I just watched it last night and it was awesome. Saoirse Ronan was stunning, and Cate Blanchett was awesome as ever.

Date: 2011-04-23 05:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

Did you and Spooky see the movie Hanna? I just watched it last night and it was awesome. Saoirse Ronan was stunning, and Cate Blanchett was awesome as ever.

We haven't yet, but I adore Cate Blanchett.

Date: 2011-04-26 05:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] readingthedark.livejournal.com
Am I the only one who thinks Saoirse was warming up for Dancy?

Date: 2011-04-23 05:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] chris-walsh.livejournal.com
Don't mind me. I'm just a crazy lady sitting in a chair.

I'll picture the chair sitting on the ceiling. (The house comes with variable gravity, didn't you know?)

Date: 2011-04-23 05:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com


I'll picture the chair sitting on the ceiling. (The house comes with variable gravity, didn't you know?)


Oh, if only...the extra space!

Date: 2011-04-23 06:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vrykolakes.livejournal.com
"They make me an inch taller, but what the fuck."

I wonder if you are as self-conscious about your height as I am. I am 6'4" and won't wear heals because I don't want to be any taller. I already have to deal with the constant intrusive question "How tall are you?" Sometimes I'd like to ask the questioner (usually a female), What's your cup size? Do your pendulous breasts cause you lower back pain? And while we're on the subject, is your period late again?

Date: 2011-04-23 06:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

I wonder if you are as self-conscious about your height as I am.

I am very self-conscious about my height, though less so than I once was.

I am 6'4"

Same here. The boots make me 6'5".

"How tall are you?" Sometimes I'd like to ask the questioner (usually a female), What's your cup size? Do your pendulous breasts cause you lower back pain? And while we're on the subject, is your period late again?

You're nicer than me.

Date: 2011-04-23 07:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pisceanblue.livejournal.com
Wonderful, character-filled boots. The kind of boots which take you somewhere unexpected and perhaps dangerous, but never ever boring. The kind of boots I fully expect to encounter in one of your stories, Aunt Beast, I'm glad of the gift for you.

Date: 2011-04-23 08:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stsisyphus.livejournal.com
Nice boots. Rougher than I thought you'd be interested in, but I don't know you that well. In any case, thanks for continuing the great, venerable tradition of stripey leggings and boots.

Need to talk to you some time and expand on our brief discussion about Ascended and psychology/ego. I'll admit I'm a bit annoyed at the idea of my PC being an empty meatsack without any sort of history (even if it is an illusion), coming out of the birthing chambers tabula rosa. That's not your fault though, so I want to read the sources and discussion for myself and work it out from there. Any recommendations on where to look?

Date: 2011-04-23 09:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mrs-ralph.livejournal.com
Very green willows and new boots sound like the makings of a nice day.

Date: 2011-04-23 10:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jenjen4280.livejournal.com
I'd say those boots are made for walkin' but they look more like they're made for ass kickin'. Nice boots.

Hanna was good, although I find Cate Blanchette with an American accent oddly unappealing. Saoirse was absolutely brilliant. Makes me want to see The Lovely Bones, which I avoided because of the changes between the book and the movie and it was a gruelling book to read, I wasn't sure if I could sit through the movie.

Date: 2011-04-23 11:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] homewardangel.livejournal.com
oh boots and striped socks together!

i love them each separately but they are even better in conjunction!

i've promised myself a pair of frye boots at berks when i finish the diss but i don't think that the cash will work out properly.

Date: 2011-04-24 05:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rai-ryu.livejournal.com
If there is one thing I'm always in the mood for, it's boot porn. And what a fine pair they are!
I need to find a pair like that around here, and hope they come in my size.

Name Dropped at NorWesCon 34

Date: 2011-04-24 06:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whiskeychick.livejournal.com
I was at a panel discussion at NorWesCon '34 today (Saturday) -- where your work, in particular "Low Red Moon" was held up as a great example of a "disturbing and genius." I thought, "Yes, that is the work of me Aunt Beast."

Date: 2011-04-25 08:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jadakath.livejournal.com
Awesome outrageous boots - perfect! I bet they feel soft as butter...

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