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I think I have decided. Yes, I think I have. I shall not miss making an entry – at least one (1) LJ entry per day – between February 13, 2011 and February 13, 2012. Hell, that's only five and a half months.

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A couple of quick links. First, in case you've not heard, the Lambda Literary Awards have gone fascist bullshit on us. Me, I've always been suspect of Lambda. I mean, come on. I've only been nominated once in almost twenty years! Anyway, no, seriously. Here's Rose Fox's response ([livejournal.com profile] rosefox) , which is very good, and I'll try to add my own comments on this situation later. I will say that until/unless this is rectified, if by some freak chance I were to be to be nominated, I would decline the nomination, and would urge all other authors to do likewise.

Greer Gilman ([livejournal.com profile] nineweaving) has insightful and interesting things to say on ebooks and ebook readers. I've yet to progress beyond audiobooks, though many of my books are available in various ebook formats (including illegal p2p files, but hey, we writers roll in the dough, don't we?). Still, I found Greer's comments enlightening and amusing. Maybe, when I get an iPad (it's become inevitable), I'll give iBooks a try.

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Oh, I should note that [livejournal.com profile] stsisyphus is a frakking genius, and has cracked the problem of the identity of X project. Alas, I should have known the secret could not stay secret forever. Last night he asked "Is the X-project related to the SGSC news...[?]" Wow. Dude. You figured it out. Yes, I am now working for the SGSC, better known as the Swine Genome Sequencing Consortium.

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Yesterday, I spent many hours on X, which isn't a very satisfying report I know. I will say, it required that I write 1,690 words. That doesn't really make it any more interesting does it?

I also spoke with Subterranean Press some about Confessions of a Five-Chambered Heart. The story that was originally "Untitled 31" will appear in the collection as "Subterraneus," and the story originally titled "Untitled 33" will appear as “Fecunditatum.” Yeah, I was in a Latin sort of mood. However, "Untitled Grostesquerie" will appeared as "Untitled Grostesquerie." Also, I'm told that Two Worlds and In Between is at the printer, and should be out sometime next month.

Today, I begin work on a new Mars story for Sirenia Digest #69.

Oh, and I have discovered I am the oldest emo teenager on earth. Go me! Meanwhile, there was some very good Insilico RP last night, but, turns out, Grendel's more fucked over than she ever had been before. Also, though I love Joseph Campbell, do NOT follow your bliss, not if it leads you to attempt something you suck at; follow your actual abilities, and fuck your bliss, if it leads you to create dreck. And, with that, I must away. And remember, don't make me have to get all honey badger on your ass.

Wistful,
Aunt Beast

Date: 2011-09-01 07:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nykolus.livejournal.com
"Also, I'm told that Two Worlds and In Between is at the printer, and should be out sometime next month."

Yes!!!

"Today, I begin work on a new Mars story for Sirenia Digest #69.""

...and yesser!!!

Date: 2011-09-01 08:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

Yesser. Good new vocabulary.

Date: 2011-09-01 08:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] corucia.livejournal.com

stsisyphus is a frakking genius, and has cracked the problem of the identity of X project.

The identity of Project X is enough of a puzzle that I'm not even going to attempt it. The bridge troll riddle from 'Blood Oranges' that you posted back in June was hard enough to figure out, and there was a lot more to work with...

I will just pleasantly anticipate.

Date: 2011-09-01 08:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

The identity of Project X is enough of a puzzle that I'm not even going to attempt it.

Good for you.

The bridge troll riddle from 'Blood Oranges' that you posted back in June was hard enough to figure out, and there was a lot more to work with...

I spent most of a day working that out.

Mars Story

Date: 2011-09-01 09:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cliff52.livejournal.com
1. Yes! I yearn for a volume 3" thick of your Mars stories and hope that one day...
2. On a different note, it would be hard to do better than "Untitled Grostesquerie", in any case.
3. If there were a 50s author of pulp fiction with a pen name of Honey Badger, what kind of stories would she write?

Re: Mars Story

Date: 2011-09-01 10:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

1. Yes! I yearn for a volume 3" thick of your Mars stories and hope that one day...

Maybe a single volume. Maybe.

2. On a different note, it would be hard to do better than "Untitled Grostesquerie", in any case.

Agreed.

3. If there were a 50s author of pulp fiction with a pen name of Honey Badger, what kind of stories would she write?

hardcore lesbian prison.

Date: 2011-09-01 10:09 pm (UTC)
sovay: (Sovay: David Owen)
From: [personal profile] sovay
hardcore lesbian prison.

Agreed.

. . . how do I get some of that?

Date: 2011-09-01 10:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com


. . . how do I get some of that?


I think you'd need a stable wormhole leading back to 1947.

Date: 2011-09-02 01:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lilith-333.livejournal.com
I just have to say that I really enjoy reading your blog and I admire that you're keeping up with and extending the daily entry thing. I have no time to blog anymore, but when I did, I only updated it once every week or two, if that!

I'm a hopeless Romantic and a Luddite in many ways, but I am NEVER going to give up my lovely print books. I know it's fetishism (in the Roland Barthes sense of the word) but there is something, for me, much more tactile, direct, and profound about purchasing and reading an actual printed book than just downloading text to read off a computer/electronic device screen.

(And on that note, can't wait for your upcoming books!) ;)

Date: 2011-09-02 05:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com
I'm a hopeless Romantic and a Luddite in many ways, but I am NEVER going to give up my lovely print books. I know it's fetishism (in the Roland Barthes sense of the word) but there is something, for me, much more tactile, direct, and profound about purchasing and reading an actual printed book than just downloading text to read off a computer/electronic device screen.

The currents of history may flow whichever way they will. I will never abandon paper books.
Edited Date: 2011-09-02 05:22 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-09-02 01:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drflup.livejournal.com
honey badger points

Date: 2011-09-02 04:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ceewayne.livejournal.com
"Swine Genome Sequencing Consortium."

Thank you Ms. K.

You are Building a Better Bacon for Tomorrow.

Date: 2011-09-02 05:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

You are Building a Better Bacon for Tomorrow.

Yes!

Date: 2011-09-02 08:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aarontbc.livejournal.com
Also, I'm told that Two Worlds and In Between is at the printer, and should be out sometime next month.

Ah ... Most joyous news.

Pork

Date: 2011-09-02 10:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cliff52.livejournal.com
http://www.npr.org/2011/08/30/139786731/tube-burgers-the-world-of-in-vitro-meat?sc=fb&cc=fp

The headline says 'burgers' but for now, they're making pork in-vitro.

Date: 2011-09-02 03:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] prose-lover.livejournal.com
I look forward to your posts everyday, thought I don't comment on all, but I DO read them all! =]

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