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A wild, rainy early afternoon here in Providence. Rainy and warm (50˚F). I hear rumours it may be snowing in Nova Scotia. Regardless, I hardly slept "last night," despite quite a cocktail of psychotropics, as Monsieur Insomnia came to join the dance. I read The Dawn Seekers until six ayem, when I finally drifted off. My dreams are better left unspoken, but I understand Spooky spent part of her slumber being romanced by Walter Bishop.

No writing yesterday. Only the search for a story, one to replace "The Diamond Friendly" (now shelved). I think I may have found just such a story. Or, well, what might grow into a story. This is for Sirenia Digest #74, by the way. Though, there are many others waiting in the wings, even though I began turning down almost all short-story solicitations many months ago. Mostly due to my work with Dark Horse. Still, I have about half a dozen to write this year (not counting the digest), plus my essay for Chicks Dig Time Lords. I will admit, I'm still a little uncomfortable with the fact that lesbians and female transgenders were not covered under Chicks Dig Time Lords. Anyway, as soon as Sirenia Digest #74 is out, I'll begin Alabaster #5.

By the way, and by the by, Dark Horse Presents #9 will be released on February 22nd and will include an eight-page sneak preview of Alabaster. And only thirteen days after that, The Drowning Girl will be released. Do me a favour. Follow that link to the novel's Amazon.com page, and click "like," right there beneath my name. It can't hurt sales, and it might give me some idea how many people are still reading this blog. Thank you kindly. Anyway, I'll be spending a great deal of March and April (and probably May, and...) promoting both books, including an uncommon (for me) number of public appearances (TBA, and only in the Northeast, Manhattan to Boston). This will eat up even more writing time, as I cannot write and travel, though I know many others can. Plus, who knows what crud I'll contract, all that human contact. Howard Hughes is unaccustomed to the microbial life outside her plastic bubble of social sterility.

As for last night...well, too much...um, recreation. A nice bit of C18H21NO3, far too much Star Wars: The Old Republic (my Sith and my Jedi), Curiosity Cola, and other nonsense. I went to bed, finally, and read The Dawn Seekers, and didn't sleep...but we've already covered that part, haven't we? Ah, I also read "Re-description and evolutionary remarks on the Patagonian horned turtle Niolamia argentina Ameghino, 1899 (Testudinata, Meiolaniidae)" is the most recent JVP.

My thanks to whoever sent me the new Penguin Classics The White People and Other Weird Stories by Arthur Machen, along with Franz Wright's Kindertotenwald.

Somewhere Near Awake,
Aunt Beast

Postscript: I don't have a lot of favourite designers, but...I just got the news that one of them, Eiko Ishioka, has died...and...fuck.

Date: 2012-01-27 06:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vulpine137.livejournal.com
One liking well, liked.

Date: 2012-01-27 07:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seph-ski.livejournal.com
Eiko Ishioka??? Fuck.

If there is an afterlife, it just got a whole lot better looking.

Date: 2012-01-27 07:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

If there is an afterlife, it just got a whole lot better looking.

Well...that's true.

Date: 2012-01-27 08:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] robyn-ma.livejournal.com
'Postscript: I don't have a lot of favourite designers, but...I just got the news that one of them, Eiko Ishioka, has died...and...fuck.'

Ayup.

I have no idea how the hell you sit down with a blank piece of paper and somehow come up with the costumes in Bram Stoker's Dracula. Just flat-out dazzling stuff.

Date: 2012-01-27 08:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

I have no idea how the hell you sit down with a blank piece of paper and somehow come up with the costumes in Bram Stoker's Dracula.

Or The Cell. But yeah, I can't begin to fathom that sort of vision and talent.

Date: 2012-01-27 09:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] opalblack.livejournal.com
I have a question concerning sales and such. Will it benefit you, in terms of your standing with the publisher re sales etc. more if I preorder The Drowning Girl, or if I walk into a shop and buy it within the first week of release? Because I can do either, and I would somewhat rather do whichever weighs more for you, if there's a difference.

Date: 2012-01-27 09:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stsisyphus.livejournal.com
I just got the news that one of them, Eiko Ishioka, has died...

I had no idea who this person was until you mentioned it, but what the fuck, I am so much poorer for having not known it. Much of my fondness for The Cell is solely based on the great costumes and visuals. I bought a copy of The Fall months ago, intending to watch it "sometime soon". By god that thing is getting watched this weekend.

Date: 2012-01-28 02:48 am (UTC)
ext_4772: (Clay. Bill...Clay.)
From: [identity profile] chris-walsh.livejournal.com
A nice bit of C18H21NO3

*returns from Googling*


You're still teaching us. Thanks. *gives appreciative thumbs-up* Now I'll hope that the travel will at least be conducive for more good sleep for you.

Date: 2012-01-28 06:35 am (UTC)
sovay: (Cho Hakkai: intelligence)
From: [personal profile] sovay
Anyway, I'll be spending a great deal of March and April (and probably May, and...) promoting both books, including an uncommon (for me) number of public appearances (TBA, and only in the Northeast, Manhattan to Boston).

Well, I shall see you in the spring, then! And try not to give you my cold . . .

I just got the news that one of them, Eiko Ishioka, has died

Oh, hell. I loved The Fall.

Date: 2012-01-28 06:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladyblue56.livejournal.com
Amazon 'like' clicked. 'The Drowning Girl' is one of my holiday gifts.

While I read your LJ each day, I don't often comment as I feel the chronic fatigue makes it too difficult to bring an intelligent remark to the conversation.

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