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Caitlín R. Kiernan, you will write a short blog entry! Yes, you will. Probably, no one's reading this thing today, anyway. Much less will they comment, so make it short. [I didn't.]

1) THIS IS IMPORTANT! Read it twice. Steam is offering Rift for a mere $14.99!!! That's 50% off! Plus, you play FREE for a month. Now, the offer will never get better than this, and we had a great RP session last night (thanks, guys). You can join us almost, if not quite, for free.

And really, say that you're here reading this and you don't want to take part in an interactive fantasy story written in part by me? You know you do. So, scoot over to Steam and toss them some pennies, download, sign in, create a Defiant character on the Faeblight shard, start grinding those first few marvelous levels, and join us on Telara. No, NOW. Go. I'll still be here when you get back.

2) Yesterday, I wrote three more pages of Alabaster #3 (though I still felt blegh). I should explain, that when I say I wrote three pages, that's three pages of the comic, which usually comes to about three manuscript pages, sometimes four.

3) I'm feeling much better, but it appears a lot of my exhaustion was a bug of the contagious sort, and now Spooky's caught it (as of yesterday). So, I got to say, "I told you I felt awful." But that's the only upside. She's miserable.

4) I'm not a hypocrite. I just like turkey. We eat it a lot (usually legs). But, yeah, yesterday Spooky made an awesome turkey breast (with cranberries, walnuts, apples, garlic, and onions), and we had mashed potatoes (POH_TAE_TOES?), English peas, homemade cranberry sauce (forget that jellied crap in the can), and apple pie. Days of leftovers. And unholy words were spoken to unspeakable gods while Ozzy Osbourne played in the background, so...none of this counts. Move along. Nothing to see here. Thank you. Drive around.

5) I mentioned this, right? Okay. Just checking.

6) This entry was going to be short, wasn't it?

7) I saw this yesterday, and I (no shit) almost cried: "Alabama’s Wealth of Fossil Dinosaur Feathers." Just read the article (after you've downloaded Rift). Suffice to say, I worked with the paleontologist who first noted feathers in the Eutaw Formation, after I'd spent many years urging collectors to focus on the Eutaw Formation (Late Santonian-Early Campanian) if they wanted to find a Cretaceous terrestrial fauna in Alabama. This is more than I ever dared hoped for.

8) The signature sheets for Confessions of a Five-Chambered Heart (Subterranean Press, 2012) will reach me soon, and the signing will commence.

9) As I mentioned, great RP last night, the second scene in our rebooted storyline. The cleric Nilleshna called two more Ascendants to the Watchers of the Unseen and the Faceless Man's cause, a Kelari cleric named Emris and a Kelari rogue named Harlakai. And an old member was reunited with the guild, the Eth warrior Anaxakharis. They were all gathered together in a high alpine meadow on the border between Stonefield and Freemarch. Near the end of the scene, one of the guild's more infamous characters, Celinn (Kelari rogue) appeared from the trees and great and terrible weirdness ensued. The game's afoot...again!

10) We're running a Sirenia Digest special. Subscribe now, and you'll get #71 free with issue #72. In fact, if you subscribed any time in November you get #71. This is to be sure people reading the alternate first chapters of Silk will have access to the entire manuscript. So, take advantage of one of my rare acts of kindness. But we can't afford to run it beyond #72, so you only have until the 5th of December to get this deal.

And now...the mothmen summon me.

Astounded at Her Pre[science],
Aunt Beast

Date: 2011-11-25 06:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xjenavivex.livejournal.com
Have a good Friday

Date: 2011-11-25 06:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

Friday's are good. They mean Kindernacht!

Date: 2011-11-25 08:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stsisyphus.livejournal.com
Wow, we're getting the whole alternate manuscript of Silk? I must have missed that detail. I did like the alternate prologue, although I can tell it would have been a pretty damned different book.

By the way, I didn't mention this on the day it was relevant to your discussion, but I'm also a bit disappointed in Rift's Fae Yule thing. Although I have a higher tolerance for seasonal events, it is a little annoying that a game whose premise is heavily based on a theological debate between two cultures would have failed to put together world-specific holidays/feasts/holy days. Although immersion isn't something that MMO's pride themselves on, it would have been nice for them to have put something together on that.

Date: 2011-11-25 08:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

Wow, we're getting the whole alternate manuscript of Silk? I must have missed that detail. I did like the alternate prologue, although I can tell it would have been a pretty damned different book.

You'll get all of it that exists.

By the way, I didn't mention this on the day it was relevant to your discussion, but I'm also a bit disappointed in Rift's Fae Yule thing. Although I have a higher tolerance for seasonal events, it is a little annoying that a game whose premise is heavily based on a theological debate between two cultures would have failed to put together world-specific holidays/feasts/holy days. Although immersion isn't something that MMO's pride themselves on, it would have been nice for them to have put something together on that.

Pretty much my take, and never mind the offense to non-Xtian players. The internet's not American, nor is it Xtian.

Great Celinn last night.

Demented termites

Date: 2011-11-25 08:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] shantih.livejournal.com
That warning banner tickled me something fierce. Subscribed!

Re: Demented termites

Date: 2011-11-25 08:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

Subscribed!

Thank you. And great icon.

Date: 2011-11-25 09:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alumiere.livejournal.com
Your dinner sounds lovely. The LA chosen family gathered together for foods including smoked turkey, what would have been a turducken had the film-set creation not gotten in the cooks way (so we had all the pieces instead), kefthedes and greek salad, various potatoes, veggies, grits, and enough pie for 40. There were about 25 of us, and it was delicious.

Date: 2011-11-25 09:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

turducken

This word will never cease to scare me.

Date: 2011-11-25 09:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alumiere.livejournal.com
I know - but it is tasty when the boys have time to make it; next year they're talking about wrapping the whole thing in bacon for added horrible-for-you-ness. And as long as I don't have to cook even a basic turkey I'll be happy; Greek family recipes are much more my style.

Date: 2011-11-25 09:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashlyme.livejournal.com
*an interactive fantasy written in part by me*

That's one good sell. Sadly, the only laptop that would take the game is Martin's, and I'd have to use a blunt instrument to get on! Oh, and be good at gaming. *le sigh*


Is Edit #8 the one on the first "best of", with the sax and the line "Colours I've none/dark or light, red, white or blue"? Cracking track.

Date: 2011-11-25 09:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

Oh, and be good at gaming.

A shame about the machine. But MMORPGs are easy. They are gaming for the lazy.

Is Edit #8 the one on the first "best of", with the sax and the line "Colours I've none/dark or light, red, white or blue"? Cracking track.

You lost me.

Date: 2011-11-25 09:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashlyme.livejournal.com
*You lost me.*

Apologies - I meant the Passion Play edit you mention at the end of this entry. The music I described is the only bit of the album I know.

Date: 2011-11-25 11:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

Sorry. I got confused and thought you were referring to number eight in my list.

Date: 2011-11-25 09:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] martianmooncrab.livejournal.com
I just like turkey

I have that commercial, from years ago about leftover turkey, and I keep hearing in my head "FLAMING TURKEY WINGS!!" ... cant remember the rest of it.. thank the Ghods...

Date: 2011-11-25 09:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

This rings no bells. But, then...

Date: 2011-11-25 11:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lois2037.livejournal.com
Dinosaur feathers!!! How amazing and wonderful.

Date: 2011-11-26 12:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

Hey, every time you see a bird...dinosaur feathers.

Date: 2011-11-26 12:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ulffriend.livejournal.com
Fresh cranberry sauce ROCKS! Our personal favorite is made with red wine and a lot of whole spices, with a little orange peel and fresh ginger thrown in. When it cooks, it smells like all of those expensive candles predend to smell.

Give Spooky my best, and I hope that you're both in the pink soon.

Date: 2011-11-26 12:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

Fresh cranberry sauce ROCKS! Our personal favorite is made with red wine and a lot of whole spices, with a little orange peel and fresh ginger thrown in. When it cooks, it smells like all of those expensive candles predend to smell.

Ours is much simpler.

And thanks for the well wishes.

Date: 2011-11-26 12:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] opalblack.livejournal.com
There was actually, and it's gone now so there's no use spilling milk, a brief window during which it was down to $7-something.

Steam is my worst vice, at the moment. Their sales are short, but frequent and generous.

I hope you & Spooky feel better soon, and that in the meantime, minions bring you both soup, with the toast cut into soldiers.

Date: 2011-11-26 05:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

to $7-something.

$7.49. I saw that, and tweeted it. A shame it didn't run longer.

minions bring you both soup, with the toast cut into soldiers.

Hmmmm.

Date: 2011-11-26 01:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] albionidaho.livejournal.com
I love the idea of kindernacht. I celebrated it for several years, as inspired by you, and then life fell apart and I quit in 2008. You're tempting me to start again.

Happy kindernacht!

Date: 2011-11-26 05:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

You're tempting me to start again.

Aunt Beast is ever a temptress.

Date: 2011-11-26 03:46 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] deakat
I read, and covet Rift. Alas, I have too much that needs doing in meatspace.

Date: 2011-11-26 05:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

Alas, I have too much that needs doing in meatspace.

Too bad. Cute icon, though.
Edited Date: 2011-11-26 05:40 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-11-26 05:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chris day (from livejournal.com)
Just wanted to say I received my copy of Two Worlds yesterday, and it's beautiful. Location: Canberra, Australia.

Date: 2011-11-26 05:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

Location: Canberra, Australia.

Woot!

Date: 2011-11-27 12:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] royal-spice.livejournal.com
I'm so glad to hear of someone receiving this so far away as Australia. It gives me hope that somehow, someday, my copy will arrive (here in the continental U.S.). ;)

Date: 2011-11-26 01:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] from-ashes.livejournal.com
Thanks for the heads up about Rift on Steam. I really want to sign up but still can't justify the monthly subscription fee, too. So instead, I'll just continue my addiction to Skyrim for now.

And yet, the $14.99 price tag is so compelling...

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