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Fuck, I feel like doing something depraved. Something truly, truly unregenerate. With pony girls and glass dildos. Instead, I'll spend the day writing.

Fuck.

Um...where was I?

Yesterday, I did a LOT of work, but I can't tell you on what, or the men in black Cadillacs and black suits will come and take me away. But it was a lot of work, and it will continue today...and for quite some time. Someday, I will be able to end this silence.

Any comments on Sirenia Digest #69? All will be entertained. Most will be answered. Pipe up, kittens.

Also, we have only 70 hours remaining the Kickstarter for mine and [livejournal.com profile] kylecassidy's The Drowning Girl: Stills From a Movie That Never Existed. We're well-funded at this point, but it seems to a shame to miss the $3,000 mark by a mere $107. So...here's the deal. This is off the official rewards books, but anyone who donates $50 over the next 70 hours will receive a signed page, hand-corrected, from the actual "first draft" of The Drowning Girl: A Memoir manuscript. No fooling. Have at it, please. Just email me your names and addresses (greygirlbeast[at]gmail[dot]com) and you will be rewarded. This would be in addition to the 8x12 or 4x6 prints you'd receive anyway, and yes, if you've already donated $50, you'll also get this reward.

Last night, Spooky went to Target and got me wicked cool Día de los Muertos pajama pants, black with brightly colored sugar skulls, and they are pleasing me no end. I think I may not take them off for days. And yet...Target did not have the Hallowe'en candy out, thwarting my sweet tooth and in all defiance of the laws of unreasonably early holiday marketing strategies. BUT! They did have the Hallowe'en pet costumes out. Damn you, Target, you frakking perverts!

We almost finished reading The Stand last night. Also, I read another story from The Book of Cthulhu. It's a very mixed bag, this book. Some classics that deserve to be classics, some wonderful surprises, and a few stories I would gladly be fucked up the ass with a red-hot poker before reading (Brian Lumley, anyone?). Anyway, last night I read a piece called "Jeroboam Henley's Debt" by Charles R. Saunders, which at first seemed to have promise. For one, it's extremely rare to encounter a "mythos"/Lovecraftian story involving primarily African American characters. Moreover, Saunders is a black man, who has written essays on why blacks don't (but should) read science fiction. And the writing was passable, so I had some hope. But, about three quarters of the way through, the tale lapsed into clichéd voodoo histrionics and plot twists that almost broke my neck. So, yeah. It had potential, but fizzled. The story was originally published in 1982.

And now, now I must get back to my work on phased arrays of 7-hertz infrasonic weapons for the Department of...um, I mean, um, get back to work on that. That thing. Yeah. I will say that this work – thought I love it – is stressful enough I started smoking again yesterday (American Spirit, perique blend). Hopefully, that won't last long.

In Hiding,
Aunt Beast

Date: 2011-09-07 07:05 pm (UTC)
witchchild: (Pumpkin basket)
From: [personal profile] witchchild
Hm, I was thinking about going to Target anyway to see if they have any decent clothing right. Dia de los Muertos PJ pants definitely qualify.

Date: 2011-09-07 07:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

Dia de los Muertos PJ pants definitely qualify.

Totally.

Date: 2011-09-07 07:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] humglum.livejournal.com

They have a few good Halloween t-shirts right now, too. Didn't see any Halloween socks yet, though. Saw lots of nice things, but gravitated to those PJ pants.

Date: 2011-09-07 07:32 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-09-07 07:38 pm (UTC)
witchchild: (Autumn wolf)
From: [personal profile] witchchild
Damn, better get down to the local one this weekend. Though my best Target clothing finds have been out in California.

Date: 2011-09-07 07:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] corucia.livejournal.com

Thanks for the reminder about the Kickstarter campaign - I've been meaning to contribute.

Consider it done...

Date: 2011-09-07 08:07 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-09-07 08:37 pm (UTC)
sovay: (PJ Harvey: crow)
From: [personal profile] sovay
Something truly, truly unregenerate. With pony girls and glass dildos. Instead, I'll spend the day writing.

I hope at least you're writing something unregenerate. It seems like a waste of ponygirls otherwise.

Date: 2011-09-07 08:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

I hope at least you're writing something unregenerate. It seems like a waste of ponygirls otherwise.

Sadly, we have wasted ponygirls.

Date: 2011-09-07 09:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashlyme.livejournal.com
*wasted ponygirls*

Damn.

PJ just got the Mercury prize for Let England Shake.

Date: 2011-09-07 09:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

PJ just got the Mercury prize for Let England Shake.

Yes!

Date: 2011-09-08 12:54 am (UTC)
sovay: (PJ Harvey: crow)
From: [personal profile] sovay
PJ just got the Mercury prize for Let England Shake.

Well deserved!

Date: 2011-09-07 09:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] papersteven.livejournal.com
and yes, if you've already donated $50, you'll also get this reward.

How about those of us who donated more? Pretty please?

Date: 2011-09-07 09:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

How about those of us who donated more? Pretty please?

Fuck it. Sure. That's fair.

Date: 2011-09-07 10:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] papersteven.livejournal.com
Fuck it. Sure. That's fair.

Ok, I was pretty sure before, but now it's official: You fucking rock. Thank you!

Date: 2011-09-07 10:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marisa sandlin (from livejournal.com)
Aw, man, I cannot wait until Target finally opens its stores here in Canada. New Hampshire is too far a damn drive for Dia de los Muertos PJs.

Date: 2011-09-08 01:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] humglum.livejournal.com

Could you order them online?

Date: 2011-09-08 05:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marisa sandlin (from livejournal.com)
You know, Spooky, I never even thought of that.

Off to Target.com!

Date: 2011-09-08 12:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] insanitybook.livejournal.com
I didn't know what a pony girl is, so I had to look it up. You can only imagine the face I made when I discovered what it meant. I wouldn't call that my cup of tea.

You know what is my cup of tea, however? Your pants.

Date: 2011-09-08 05:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] papersteven.livejournal.com
I should have asked a few days ago when you mentioned new titles for the untitled stories that will be in Confessions of a Five-Chambered Heart, but will "Murder Ballad No. 6" be given a new title as well? Just curious.

Date: 2011-09-08 04:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xjenavivex.livejournal.com
I am just going to linger at the top of your post for a bit. Thank you.

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