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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-09-15 04:52
Subject: [personal] A glimpse inside my mind
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Tags:books, calendula, cars, child, northwest, personal, sunspin, writing
In case you were wondering how my mind works, here's a partial list of the things that I thought about on my pre-dawn walk this morning, in semirandom order as I can recall them an hour later:

  • calendula_witch

  • Why the local police have switched from Crown Vics to Dodge Chargers

  • The value of a passive predation strategy that relies on stupid prey (ie, spiders in their webs)

  • World building and character elements in Sunspin

  • Whatever happened to wooden wheels on cars?

  • calendula_witch some more

  • The question of artifactual intelligence vs nonartifactual intelligence, and whether the human race as a whole is missing the point

  • That I need to go to the grocery store today or tomorrow

  • Where the hell the moon was, since I'd seen it in the sky yesterday morning

  • the_child's new school year

  • What was the animal in the bushes that sounded like a wounded howler monkey

  • Oregon weather

  • The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction


Originally published at jlake.com.

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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-09-15 16:12 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
That's kind of what amused me here. I don't have a thread. I free associate like crazy. Or rather, I often do have threads, but they are diffuse -- multiple and lateral.
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(no subject) - (Anonymous)
Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-09-15 20:21 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Well, no, I didn't show my work. Let's see. It's spider season around here right now. I was walking about 4 am, under a clouded sky which hid the rising moon. A number of police cars cruised by (normally I see none or one). Last night I'd been working on a short story in the Sunspin continuity. calendula_witch arrives in two days for a ten-day stay. Etc. etc. etc.

Then some of that stuff floated up on its own. :)
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The NewroticGirl
User: newroticgirl
Date: 2009-09-15 15:34 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Mmmm... popcorn brain.
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biomekanic
User: biomekanic
Date: 2009-09-15 17:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I saw the moon at about 6:30 or so. Eastern sky, but only a very, very thin sliver of it.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-09-15 20:08 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Glad I could help!
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Bob
User: yourbob
Date: 2009-09-16 01:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'd deny the "stupid prey" is an accurate statement. At least without definition of stupid.

I wouldn't call a Thompsons Gazelle "slow" just because a cheetah could catch it. Same kinda thing.
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Bob
User: yourbob
Date: 2009-09-16 01:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'd deny the "stupid prey" is an accurate statement. At least without definition of stupid.

I wouldn't call a Thompsons Gazelle "slow" just because a cheetah could catch it. Same kinda thing.
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Bob
User: yourbob
Date: 2009-09-16 01:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Sorry! The Error message that "Frank's been chewing on the wires" got my own wires crossed in posting this.
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Lawrence M. Schoen
User: klingonguy
Date: 2009-09-16 12:52 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Sorry about the moon. I was trying something out and needed it. I'd accounted for the gravitational effects, but totally forgot about the optical thing. Sorry. No excuses. It'll be back there for your walking goodness tomorrow. Promise.
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Jay Lake: sanguine-moonrise
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-09-16 13:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:sanguine-moonrise
You leave your prints among men, sir.
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Lawrence M. Schoen
User: klingonguy
Date: 2009-09-16 13:08 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Bah. That sounds impressive, but it's quite the opposite. I aspire to be like the Wind, felt but never seen.

The problem is that I'm trying to do too many things at once, and then the phone will ring, or Valerie will ask me something, and the consequences of that momentarily distraction will ripple through and something unanticipated will result. Like the moon. Utterly inexcusable.
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