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The thing about waking up without a house full of photographers, actors, and "oh shit!" girls is that you soon realize you have to make your own coffee. Well, Spooky has to make our own coffee. She won't let me near the Amazing Hal 9000.5 Caffeinator. Or maybe I'm just afraid of that huge and glowing blue camera eye. Point is, we had to make our own coffee. Spooky came near to violence.***

Here are links to this weekend's entries, because I know most people missed them, and there's some grand "sneak peeks" at what we were doing and what will eventually be the book trailer for The Drowning Girl and [livejournal.com profile] kylecassidy's Stills From a Movie That Never Existed. First, we have Friday. And then there's Saturday. And, at last, Sunday. Understand, these stills are only a hint at the incredible coolness of the weekend and what was accomplished, and you'll begin to understand.

I think my favorite moment of the weekend, though, was at Rolling Dam in Blackstone, Massachusetts. In our enthusiastic foolhardiness, Brian, Kyle, Sara, and I had crawled down the steep rocky bank to a "relatively" calm bit of water behind a fallen log, and Sara had emerged nude and reptilian from the freezing tanin-stained depths, and we'd packed up all the cameras, and were breathing a collective sigh of relief that no one was swept away by the wild river. And then Kyle, he triumphantly declares, "We rule the toads of these short forests and every newt in Idaho!" I think he was quoting someone or something else, but they were appropriately cryptic words, all the same. Yeah, our afternoon by the Blackstone River even beat out standing in a torrential rainstorm Friday night, trying to get a shot, looking and feeling like maybe we were stranded in the jungles of Manila in an outtake from Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991) while Typhoon Olga did her best to drown us. Though, the afternoon at Moonstone Beach was pretty goddamn special, too. Especially when the rainbow appeared over Imp and Eva's heads.

Oh, and the eBay auctions to come. Begin drooling now. Props! Signed!

Again, and again, and again, thank you everyone.

Last night, after [livejournal.com profile] readingthedark departed (the last to go), Spooky and I were too tired to breathe. I made a blog entry, we did a little halfhearted straightening up of the house. But we soon discovered we were too tired to move. So, we crawled off to the bedroom and streamed last week's episode of Fringe (fucking marvelous!!!), then the first episode of American Horror Story (there's potential here; we'll see), and then another episode from Season Four of Mad Men (we're trying to make Season Four last as long as possible, rationing after gorging on Seasons 1-3). Then we read, each to ourselves, until we fell asleep, sometime after three ayem.

And now that the grand troupe of people is gone, I have to begin to get my head back into work. Maybe take today to decompress and reorient myself. But, yeah. Work. A lot of work. Immediately. Well, if tomorrow counts as "immediately."

Laurie Anderson is playing in Providence on Saturday night, and we're debating whether or not we'll go. Spooky's seen her live twice, but I never have.

Oh, and thanks, Steven, for the new Brown Bird CD (and T-shirts!). And thank you, niece, for the care package. It reached me.

Also! Just got an email from Bill Schafer at Subterranean Press, who writes: "We *should* start shipping copies of Two Worlds and In Between late this week, if all goes well. You might want to let your readers know that we're now down to the last 50 copies of the trade hardcover." Listen up, kittens. These are the final hours!

And now..this day.

*** NOTE: I do not actually drink coffee anymore, having forsaken it for Red Bull; but Kathryn can't live without it.

Date: 2011-10-17 04:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kylecassidy.livejournal.com
Glad I was able to be a part of this.

Date: 2011-10-17 04:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cirne.livejournal.com
Me too! It was magical, truly.

Date: 2011-10-17 04:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] opalblack.livejournal.com

Gods fucking damn it. I don't think I can get one with the move and the cost of moving and the things of such ilks.

This? This is my sad face.

Actually, it's my coffee up my nose, staying up all night for a stupid early appointment, trowelled-on-eyeliner-to-hide-the-bags, sad pirate face. Which is so much worse.

Date: 2011-10-18 03:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] opalblack.livejournal.com
Ack. Apologies for the overtired mangling of the language.

Allow me to translate...

Gods fucking damn it. Swearwords I don't think I can get one Two Worlds And In Between with the move and the cost of moving and the things of such ilks. Emigrating is expensive and awkward, and I had to get rid of all my books. I fear there will be none left by the time it's over and I can both afford and house a copy.

This? This is my sad face. Works better when you can see me pointing to my face. And when it's sad.

Actually, it's my coffee up my nose, staying up all night for a stupid early appointment, trowelled-on-eyeliner-to-hide-the-bags, sad pirate face. Which is so much worse. Also, works better when you can see me pointing to my face. It was very tired at the time, though not as tired as it is now. However, it was much more pirate-y. I got all pirated-up and watched all three PotC movies to stay awake all night, because I had an early appointment and the drugs forbid me attending those if I sleep. Then my retarded cat was being affectionate, head-bumped the coffee cup I was about to drink from, and threw coffee up my nose (and all over my boobs, my lap, the chair, himself). Then I caked on about an extra half a stick of kohl to hide the sleep-dep eye-bags. And I was sad about the prospect of missing out on the book.

It paled in comparison to what happened later, at the stupid appointment. Now most of the kohl has dribbled down my face. It looks kind of metal, I guess. Fortunately, I have enormous Lady Gaga-esque rainbow sunglasses with diamantes, which hid most of the dribbling eyeliner while I was in public. Didn't do anything to hide the sniffling though.

Is that too much detail? I've lost all sense of... sense. I've been awake a very long time, and had a lot of coffee. A LOT.

Date: 2011-10-17 05:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] egologic.livejournal.com

I don't know about newts in Idaho but toads of the short forest would be a reference to something Frank Zappa wrote. I'm stretching way back but I don't think there were lyrics. From his "Weasels Ripped My Flesh" album. I must say that my favorite track on the album was "My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama."

http://wiki.killuglyradio.com/wiki/Weasels_Ripped_My_Flesh
http://wiki.killuglyradio.com/wiki/Toads_Of_The_Short_Forest
http://wiki.killuglyradio.com/wiki/My_Guitar_Wants_To_Kill_Your_Mama

Date: 2011-10-17 05:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashlyme.livejournal.com
Imp at Woonsocket was my favourite shot; but they're all magical. It's weird, seeing these images from your imagination realised like this. But more weird for you?

How chuffed you must be with the sales of Two Worlds. I'll be watching the postbox...

Laurie Anderson! I remember "O Superman" getting into the British charts around '81. An unlikely hit, next to Japan, Adam and the Ants, and whatnot. It bemused the eight-year-old me. I wonder what I'd make of her now.

Date: 2011-10-17 05:34 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-10-17 10:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

But more weird for you?

Well. I can't really know if it was weirder for me than for you, since I don't genuinely know how weird it is for you.

Date: 2011-10-17 05:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] martianmooncrab.livejournal.com
we had to make our own coffee. Spooky came near to violence

reminded me of when I lived with my Dad and StepMom, my job was to plug the coffeepot in first thing in the morning on a workday for them. My Wicked Evil Stepmom would get it ready the night before (she trusted no one when it came to her caffiene) and I had a timeline to follow in the mornings, it was much safer that way for everyone. One also didnt speak to her til she had her second cup. Even then it was "Bye, call you when I get home from school to check in!"

I learned way early that even the nicest of people need their caffiene and not to be disturbed until they initiate conversation.

Date: 2011-10-17 06:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] everville340.livejournal.com
American Horror Story is certainly unique. Even after watching the second episode it's still difficult to start forming a yea-or-nay opinion, but am really intrigued to see more. They do deserve props for some interesting characters though (Jessica Lange is a hoot!).

Date: 2011-10-17 08:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] blackestdarkness
Laurie Anderson is playing in Providence on Saturday night, and we're debating whether or not we'll go. Spooky's seen her live twice, but I never have.

Wow, I haven't listened to her in about 15 years and have never seen her live. Didn't know she was still around honestly. You should go.

American Horror Story is the one show my housemates and I gather around the TV together to watch.

Date: 2011-10-18 04:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kambriel.livejournal.com
I saw Laurie Anderson back in, hmmm ~ '89/90? Was a total dork and cheered when she mentioned "Bauhaus" even if she wasn't referring to the band ;) I'd recommend going.

I'm so glad you had a weekend filled with friendship, artistic realization, magic... those are moments to especially covet and hold dear. The best part is how many of the memories were captured, so it will be easier to convince yourself later that it really did happen.

Date: 2011-10-18 07:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

so it will be easier to convince yourself later that it really did happen.

Yep.

Date: 2011-10-18 06:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alumiere.livejournal.com
I'm looking forward to both Two Worlds and In Between and continued updates and goodies from the shoot (as well as the book). I'm glad that even with the weather things appear to have gone well; I remember in film school having so many problems getting even the basics down for a film in three days shooting time.

Date: 2011-10-18 07:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

I remember in film school having so many problems getting even the basics down for a film in three days shooting time.

It was, indeed, exhausting.

Date: 2011-10-18 06:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bbluemarble.livejournal.com
I honestly and absolutely adore the fuck out of all the sneak peek photos you've posted over the course of this process.

However, I admit my bias: I love anything having to do with books and with your books in particular (aaand I've rather suddenly veered into gushing like a fangirl so I'll shut up now).

Date: 2011-10-18 07:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

I remember in film school having so many problems getting even the basics down for a film in three days shooting time.

Thank you!

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