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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-02-05 15:41
Subject: [personal] Bits and pieces
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Tags:books, calendula, child, dreams, food, odms, personal, sunspin, writing
I dreamt last night of waterspouts. An old nightmare, one I haven't revisited in years. These looked like a cross between waterspouts and low-yield nuclear blasts. I was in Hastings, in the UK, with calendula_witch trying desperately to locate something or another which we couldn't find, and kept stopping to photograph the monster weather menacing the town.

Parent meeting today at the_child's school wherein the forthcoming classroom topic of reproductive anatomy was reviewed with us. This was a fairly amusing set of discussions, from my perspective, but for the most part I was the only one in the room laughing. I am either a cad, or notably unrepressed.

At lunch yesterday, I was explaining some of my narrative strategy behind Sunspin to my dining partner, a dear friend and delightful human being who happens to also be an author and thus is interested in such things. I was using the provided crayons to draw plot arcs on the butcher paper covering the table when it suddenly occurred to me that some of the techniques I'm experimenting with in writing Sunspin are in fact preparatory to what I'll need to do for Original Destiny, Manifest Sin. Fred has apparently decided to use a half million+ word space opera as a dry run for a fantastic alternate history of the American West. Go me!

Hitting a party tonight, out and about in the morning, then tomorrow afternoon: momos! Go cook something good this weekend.

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User: cuddlycthulhu
Date: 2011-02-06 00:03 (UTC)
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Go cook something good this weekend.

Tomorrow is slowcooker coq au vin. First time I've made it so it'll be a surprise but the other recipes I've made from the book have turned out really well.
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User: mlerules
Date: 2011-02-06 01:07 (UTC)
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a fantastic alternate history of the American West

Nice. My fave fantastic alt hist of the Am East exists in Orson Scott Card's Alvin Maker series.
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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2011-02-06 16:48 (UTC)
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I am unsurprised that you couldn't find whatever it was in Hastings. Even in a dream it's a most unco-operative town.
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