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Yes, it is that. This entry is the 3,000th I've written since coming to LiveJournal way back on April 15th, 2004. And yeah, that's a lot of time and a lot of words. Though, truly, I first began keeping an online journal on Blogger, years before I met LJ, on November 24th, 2001. But, here I am at 3,000, as LiveJournal reckons time.

Yesterday was a roiling mass of chaos. There was a very long phone conversation with my agent, Merrilee, that essentially made it impossible to get much else done during the afternoon. But now I can get back to work on Blood Oranges, which she loves. Today, however, I am awaiting news regarding the NEWS THAT IS SO GOOD, SO COOL I can't talk about it yet. Which means I'll be good for nothing, except maybe proofreading the manuscript for Confessions of a Five-Chambered Heart. Yesterday, we managed to proofread "The Collector of Bones." I'd forgotten all the math I'd had to do for that story.

So, "civil unions" between gay couples will likely soon be legal Rhode Island. On the one hand, it's more than I ever expected. On the other hand, it's so blatantly discriminatory, that it's hard to see it as any sort of improvement at all. It's not even really "separate but equal." It's more like saying, "Look, we made you this, which looks sort of like marriage, and you'll get some of the benefits. But marriage is SACRED, and if we let you have actual...well, never mind what would happen, because we're not going to do that. Here. Take this, instead. Now, go play and leave us alone." That's what it's like. I do see it as a foot in the door, and I see the benefits. But unless this is a stepping stone towards the same rights afforded heterosexuals, it's worthless. Just second-class citizenry. Note that the bill has been heavily opposed by local gay activists. Anyway....let's not make the Baby Jesus cry...

Spooky was just telling me that WoW is now offering the same deal offered by LotRO, and soon to be offered by CoX. There's a downloadable "free to play" version that doesn't come with a 7-day expiration date, but has a Level 20 cap. So, you know, you can play WoW free forever, so long as none of your toons want to rise above 20. Which would at least be fine for rp, only, to echo an analogy yesterday, trying to rp in WoW is about the same as trying to use a Hula Hoop as a particle accelerator. Anyway, I think MMORPGs are finally learning from watching pushers.

Last night, I read Book 2 of The Stuff of Legend. This is, by far, the best new comic I've read in many years. Also, I read "The Dingus" by Gregory Frost, from Ellen Datlow's Supernatural Noir.

Today, I will proofread and wait...

3000 and Counting,
Aunt Beast

Date: 2011-06-30 06:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kurtmulgrew.livejournal.com
Happy 3000!

Date: 2011-06-30 08:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] joshrupp.livejournal.com
Well, the church says that all gays burn in hell, so I think their hands are tied.

Although I think a church forbidding a marriage is like being told that you can't play with someone else's imaginary friend.

Date: 2011-06-30 09:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

Although I think a church forbidding a marriage is like being told that you can't play with someone else's imaginary friend.

Not far off. It's not that I actually give much of a shit about marriage – I don't. It's that withholding those rights – or any rights – from a portion of the population is abominable.

Date: 2011-06-30 08:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jdack.livejournal.com
Saw in my inbox this morning that Rift is on sale for $4.99 the next week. Thought about picking it up just because, but turns it out really more like $20 since it doesn't include a free month.

Drat.

Date: 2011-06-30 09:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

Saw in my inbox this morning that Rift is on sale for $4.99 the next week. Thought about picking it up just because, but turns it out really more like $20 since it doesn't include a free month.

Still a very good deal. It was $40 when we got it.

And it would be great to have you in the guild...

Date: 2011-06-30 09:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jdack.livejournal.com
And it would be great to have you in the guild...


Oh, thank you. Unfortunately I really have no idea how to role play, to be honest. I've always just played games as a gamer.

Date: 2011-06-30 08:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mb2u
Happy 3K!

Date: 2011-06-30 09:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stsisyphus.livejournal.com
I am Jack's Recognition that Ms. K Doesn't Want to Engage in Conversation about Civil Unions and Jack is Totally Fine with That.

Spooky was just telling me that WoW is now offering the same deal offered by LotRO, and soon to be offered by CoX.

CoX's planned f2p doesn't have a level cap, it's just restricting what new shinies you'll have access to. Actually, there are other restrictions (can't join SGs, blocked access to broadcast channels, mail, and tells - which seems to be an anti-spam measure), but for the most part you get everything up that didn't require an add-on expansion before. Returning/Reactivating players actually get more than that, but still a bit less than actual subbed players.

In any regard, yes, congratulations on 3000 posts.

Date: 2011-06-30 09:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] humglum.livejournal.com

CoX also restricts you to 2 characters, total. Which kind of sucks, but still...

Date: 2011-06-30 09:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

I only ever had two I cared about (which were actually two versions of the same character.

But I'm not an altaholic.

Date: 2011-06-30 11:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stsisyphus.livejournal.com
As a returning player, you'd get 2+ whatever you had earned/unlocked (which is probably not much, but you'd keep the boosters). And you'd get tells & SG access. Side by side (subject to change) list here (http://www.cityofheroes.com/news/freedom/player_choices.html).

Date: 2011-07-01 04:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

Ahhhhhh. Thanks. I was talking to someone about the game last night. Once it's free, I might actually give it another try.

Date: 2011-06-30 09:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

I am Jack's Recognition that Ms. K Doesn't Want to Engage in Conversation about Civil Unions and Jack is Totally Fine with That.

Thank you.

CoX's planned f2p doesn't have a level cap, it's just restricting what new shinies you'll have access to. Actually, there are other restrictions (can't join SGs, blocked access to broadcast channels, mail, and tells - which seems to be an anti-spam measure), but for the most part you get everything up that didn't require an add-on expansion before. Returning/Reactivating players actually get more than that, but still a bit less than actual subbed players.

I think blocking the ability to join SGs and blocking tells is a HUGE drawback. If not for those two things, I might give it another try.

3000 and Counting

Date: 2011-06-30 10:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oldfossil59.livejournal.com
Your journal is wonderful! I don't know how you do it, and I've become especially "spoiled" the past few months with you making an entry everyday. Thanks, for sharing so much of yourself.

I know I don't reply very often, but your journal is one constant that has become a daily routine. And I thank you for that.

The Stuff of Legend- I'm so glad that you've enjoyed it. The art is quite stunning, and the story has been very captivating. The third part of the series is due to begin in about a month, but that probably means the TPB won't be out until December or January.Fear not I'll keep a watch out for them, for you and Kathryn.

Re: 3000 and Counting

Date: 2011-06-30 10:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

Your journal is wonderful! I don't know how you do it, and I've become especially "spoiled" the past few months with you making an entry everyday.

On the first of March, I determined I would make at least one entry a day for six months. Four down.

The Stuff of Legend- I'm so glad that you've enjoyed it. The art is quite stunning, and the story has been very captivating. The third part of the series is due to begin in about a month, but that probably means the TPB won't be out until December or January.Fear not I'll keep a watch out for them, for you and Kathryn.

It's just amazing. Thank you.

Date: 2011-07-01 12:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] terebi-me.livejournal.com
I hope to approach your greatness someday. In the meantime, it will be a pleasure working on a series with you at Dark Horse.

Hearts (only slightly broken, mended with superglue) - Jemiah Jefferson

Date: 2011-07-01 02:20 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] chris-walsh.livejournal.com
Now even more hopeful for the selling of Blood Oranges, since your agent is backing it up so strongly. And also curious what your pseudonym will be for it; I hope it's one that at some level makes you chuckle, at least inwardly. Have you decided what it will be? You are serious about your names and nicknames, after all.

May the roiling calm down and stay manageable.

Date: 2011-07-01 02:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] papersteven.livejournal.com
My vote is for Gatlin Kermit (spelling?)

Date: 2011-07-01 03:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hypanebliss.livejournal.com
I wanted to mention to you I've been deeply moved by the mini quest line involving Thrall that just came out in Wow with the new patch. Plus the Firelands are actually pretty cool. Not that I'd suggest you return for that, good lord no. :) But if you get a chance to check it out again, I think you'd dig on the lore. Maybe not. It may piss you off too. *giggles* I'm still enjoying Wow due to my close friends being on there. But then there is Rift...what an amazing game that is. You are correct, a bit of the shiny wears off after awhile. Still, certainly a step in the right direction.

Спасибо за информацию

Date: 2012-01-30 11:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beabyfi.livejournal.com
Хорошо! Все бы так писали :)Image (http://zimnyayaobuv.ru/)Image (http://zimnyaya-obuv.ru/)

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