October 5th, 2009

c is for cat

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  • 08:01 Was pierced, scraped, and sliced, and an object removed from my sternum. Never made a peep. Let the record show I am metal. #
  • 09:43 @justbeast took me for ice cream after, because I was brave. #
  • 09:43 oh, wow, while I was gone I topped 1000 followers! Hi guys! #
  • 09:46 So riddle me this. How to girls with shiny smooth hair get it that way? #
  • 10:00 Because of piercing mishap, we missed the semi-secret Sacred and Profane pagan festival on our island. Grrr. #
  • 10:05 @konanut Ok, but not everyone is, and yet every girl in the movies has it. So there must be product, logically. #
  • 13:32 Dear Heroes S1: this whole thing was only slightly less stupid the first time around, when it was called Watchmen. #
  • 13:54 The audacity of the ripping off of Watchmen is seriously amazing. And this is still a dumb plan, ozymandias/linderman. #
  • 14:13 @peelinganorange Ozzy's final plan was stupid, and I'll call it so to my dying breath. Heroes is using the same plan. #
  • 14:25 twitpic.com/k9kt5 - Puppy love #
  • 19:36 All right, I gave it a shot with the shine spray and straightening iron and yep, can get perfect Hollywood hair. Could never bother everyday #
  • 22:11 So cool! Am a finalist for the Last Drink Bird Head Award (for Expanding Our Vocabulary)! bit.ly/116yYH #
  • 23:20 This pattern is written in a very confusing fashion and it displeases me. bit.ly/1zcFol #
  • 23:28 @blitheandbonny I know! I love the hat but I don't know if I can be bothered with that pattern, which seems ridiculous. #
  • 23:39 @blitheandbonny We're all dorks here. I'm actually having trouble finding a cable hat-with-ears pattern I like. #
  • 00:14 @sandandsilk 2nd link not working. Thing is, I can't bear to do endless stockinette. I get bored too fast. #
  • 00:20 @docbrite That pleases me to no end. #
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Lots of exciting things...and the novel is almost done, which means I can return to the land of the living (or LJ, whichever) this very week.

First off, new Fairyland chapter!

Chapter XVII: One Hundred Years Old

At first, September was not sure she was awake. She saw no difference, whether she opened her eyes or no. Slowly, she felt the cold wetness of sitting in several inches of seawater. Her bleeding, she thought, had stopped, at least mostly stopped. But she could not move her arms, and she suspected her leg was broken. It surely was not supposed to bend that way beneath her. The cold water numbed her all over, and softly, quietly, September cried in the dark.

“I want to go home,” she said shakily to the dark. And she meant it, for the first time. Not as the lie which got her into Fairyland, but the real and honest truth. Her lips trembled. Her teeth chattered. “It’s all so scary here, Mom,” she whispered. “I miss you.”

Second, if you go to the front page of Fairyland, you'll find s00j 's brand new Fairyland song, September's Rhyme, which is just plain gorgeous, sinister, sweet, with the devil's own harmonies. You have to hear this!

Thirdly, over the weekend I discovered I was a finalist for the Last Drink Bird Head award in the Expanding Our Vocabulary category! This is too cool, and I hope it becomes a regular thing. That makes two awards I'll find out about on my wedding day...

Fourthly, Rabid Transit Press has international ordering set up for my Arthurian novella Under In the Mere, so now everyone can get their hands on a copy. It's illustrated by coppervale and his brother and is going to be gorgeous. Where else can you get Kay as a punch-card eating Turing machine and Galahad touring the bars of San Diego? Plus it's only $10, which is a steal. This comes out on November 1st, and I'm ridiculously proud of it.

I'll have some free fiction for you guys tomorrow, and the Fairyland audio will go up tonight--we just ran out of time with having to go to Boston to have my angry subdermal piercing removed. A story for when I'm finished with Deathless.