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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-08-18 06:20
Subject: [dreams] Inching closer to death, except the inches are going by faster and faster
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Tags:cancer, dreams, friends, funny, health, movies, personal, weird
I have been dreaming more of loss of friends and my shrinking life. Ah, cancer.

Two nights ago, it was a long, involved narrative about [info]danjite selling all his stuff and driving away in an old Dodge Charger, never to be seen again.

Last night in my dream I was out of work, and trying to get a new job. This involved speculative selling of a custom print solution for office documentation and Advo flyers. (Trust me, that actually means something in real life.) I wound up at a small party with a new author, possibly Max Gladstone. In my dream, he'd just signed with Night Shade. (Though in real life, Max is a Tor author.) As part of Max's contract payment, Jeremy Lassen had given him a bottle of some liquor. The bottle had been cast (or carved) into a very accurate sculpture of a man's athletic shoe, about a size 30. The neck of the bottle was the opening at the top of the shoe, and the cap was a quarter scale lifelike rendering of the head of Lee Arenberg in his makeup as Pintel in Pirates of the Caribbeanimdb ].

Ok, brain. What? I mean, I understand the feeling of being eclipsed by other writers as I slide slowly and all-too-silently toward death. (I haven't written a word of fiction since June, and quite possibly never will again.) I can handle the symbolism of being out of work and celebrating/being envious of others' publishing contracts. But Lee Arenberg? Shoe liquor? What?

Sometimes I baffle myself.

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User: klwilliams
Date: 2013-08-18 16:30 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Shoe liquor possibly something to do with your feet hurting?
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User: martianmooncrab
Date: 2013-08-18 18:22 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
But Lee Arenberg? Shoe liquor? What?

it sure beats those old Jim Beam collector bottles, but the bottom line is, was the booze any good? or if you drank it, you all turned into butterflies and flew away.. now, that would be cool..
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jtdiii: Bio
User: jtdiii
Date: 2013-08-19 02:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Compared to some of your nightmares that you ran us through as D&D adventures back in highschool? This seems fairly normal. :)

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Lethran: Crotian
User: gwyd
Date: 2013-08-19 06:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I have nothing clever to say. I am thinking of you a lot.
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