October 26th, 2005


Odin's Day

Happy birthday to nicked_metal!

Hello to new reader kewlnonutz and, um, whichever other new reader Joule's not picking up!

Exhaustion + nausea.

What I'm writing, for those unaware: The intertwined story of the two "villains" of Shayara, from their point of view.

Which will be brain-breaky. But it's been struggling to come out of me for some time, and this seems like a good way - bring it all out at once, huge cathartic thing.

I'll be starting at the end of the battle, then jumping back to Alanna's arrival in Shayara and her first encounter with Jeramie...at age four. Yeah. Big story much? It'll hopscotch a bit through the early years, and start following her more consistently in her early teens, when the real involvement starts to happen.

I'll likely post excerpts, but a lot of this will probably be brain-breaky and traumatic for the reader, too; this is less a writing-for-publication thing than a background thing so I can understand the two of them better and write them more consistently...
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Fizzgig! - velvetsteel

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Grad student, after I pulled off the grand tactical seminar-posting equivalent of a quadruple lutz: "You're wonderful. You are amazing."

Me: "I'm tired!"

Say Anything

Meme lifted from a few places...

If you have anything to say to the person who posts this, say it to them. If you love them, tell them. If you hate them, tell them. Whatever you have to say to this person, even if it's something you're having trouble saying, if the person posts this entry, say it to them. You may never get a chance to again, so just do it.

The comments will be screened, so only I will see them.
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Dancer/Holy Ground - by Iroshi

Great Big Sea!

I have the new CD! *boogies down*

Adam and I pored over the liner notes...

Adam: "I wish they'd give us the lyrics."
Me: "They never do, on the traditional songs." (This album is 100% Newfoundland traditionals.) "I wish they would, too. Most of the songs, I can suss out the lyrics just by repeated listens - but I'd dearly love to have the lyrics to "Trois Navires De Ble"."
Adam: "Rusty on the French?"
Me: "See, I can sing in French. If I have the lyrics. But I lack confidence in my ability to parse French lyrics sung in a heavy Canadian accent, when I really haven't heard French since high school."
Adam: "No one's put them online?"
Me: "Not last I checked."

I just checked again. Someone has!

I reproduce them for you below the cut, as the site is popup city. This is truly one of their most beautiful songs, one of my favorite songs; it's off their album Turn, which you should go buy.

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Okay, so I'm going to have at least one weekend visitor, I'm going to visit Boston for three, four days, I'm coordinating/uploading pics for/getting voting started for the 8 Hunks of Hanukkah, cooking Thanksgiving dinner for not just my chosen family but for my family family - some of whom are staying in Atlanta for a full week -

- and yet my brain says "Oh, sure, we can do NaNoWriMo! That sounds like fun! Perfectly capable. Side effects? Yeah but we can do anything, right? Hey, let's find another project, too!"

I clearly do not have the sense the gods gave a hamster.
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