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8th-Mar-2010 08:49 am
Happy birthday to wolflady26!

Saturday night: "Huh. My throat is kinda tickly."
Sunday: *uncontrollable coughing* plus laryngitis.
Today: All of that plus congestion.

I really hope no one else gets sick.

Picture of the Day

Picture by feste_sylvain & tamidon's older daughter. Elayna = Mommy's little swordmaiden.

She will be fifteen a week from today.

"The Library, After" to Mythic Delirium; it'll be in issue #23.

This one's had a funny journey - it already has fanfic and fanart! And I don't always know why stories/poems sell, but I know about this one... Readercon has a "Meet the Pros(e)" party wherein writers have stickers. Said stickers have a single sentence of their work. You trade stickers with people at the party. It's fun. :) Many people do paragraph-long sentences, to show off the most prose; I had five words. "Awakened, the library went feral."

Which was enough for time_shark to go "Hm. The piece that's from - has it sold? No? I'd like to see it."

So there you go. :)

Link Soup
* Underskin body map.
* Awesome.
* alankria isn't around to tell you that she has new stories out, so I will: "The Notebook of my Favorite Skin-Trees" and "The City of Lobster, or, the Dancers on Anchorage Street".
* Yay, Fugitivus is back!
* This is the pendant arianhwyvar gifted me at Arisia. So in love with it.

Daily Science
A team of scientists at MIT have discovered a previously unknown phenomenon that can cause powerful waves of energy to shoot through minuscule wires known as carbon nanotubes. The discovery could lead to a new way of producing electricity, the researchers say.

My chest feels filled with gunk. I am breathing very carefully. I think any plan other than napping, reading, and knitting would be Bad. So that's the plan.
8th-Mar-2010 01:52 pm (UTC)
That picture of Elayna could so totally be a book cover. Way better than some of the "girl with sword" covers we've been seeing. . .
8th-Mar-2010 01:55 pm (UTC)
Seconded! It's a fabulous shot. Her body language is perfect.
8th-Mar-2010 02:02 pm (UTC)
And she's looking at us, she's actually in mid motion with the sword instead of just holding it at her side or something, etc etc etc. :)
8th-Mar-2010 01:57 pm (UTC)
"already has fanfic and fanart"

Well, you did use the word "feral".

That is a great piece. I'm so happy for you.
8th-Mar-2010 02:14 pm (UTC)
The picture: gorgeous and awesome!
8th-Mar-2010 02:21 pm (UTC)
Still healthy.

And feral libraries still amuse greatly.
8th-Mar-2010 02:51 pm (UTC)
You know I know people who can teach her how to use that sword authentically.
8th-Mar-2010 03:22 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on the sale! And the photo of Elayna is fabulous!
8th-Mar-2010 03:36 pm (UTC)
Breaking hearts already, I see...
8th-Mar-2010 03:49 pm (UTC)
Feel better soon!
8th-Mar-2010 04:28 pm (UTC)
She is crazy beautiful. But you know that!
8th-Mar-2010 04:33 pm (UTC)
Hurrah for the Feral Library!!!! *confetti*
8th-Mar-2010 04:59 pm (UTC)
Your daughter should meet my friend's daughter, obeybunnypop

They have a lot in common.
8th-Mar-2010 05:16 pm (UTC)
There is this moment that takes place with kids -- in a flash, whoa! The residual gangly baby-ness flickers off and you see the fabulous grownup person they are going to be. The camera captured it with your kiddo just perfectly!

Sorry you've got the crud -- I am just getting over a bout with it myself. Glad at least that you didn't get it in time for your birthday!

Thank you also for posting about Fugitivus. I was about to ask someone if they knew how I could contact Harriet and ask to be added to the filter she had up. I felt a little weird asking, because I'd only commented a couple of times before, but really missed the discussion. She's amazing and I've learned so much from her.

Take a rest and get better soon!
9th-Mar-2010 01:51 am (UTC)
There is this moment that takes place with kids -- in a flash, whoa! The residual gangly baby-ness flickers off and you see the fabulous grownup person they are going to be. The camera captured it with your kiddo just perfectly!

Neil Gaiman had that moment recently with his youngest Maddy. He made a comment like "you look at them and see they're wearing the face they'll wear as an adult," only he said it a little more poetically because he's Neil Gaiman.

It's wonderful when parents are proud of their kids. Elayna's pride-worthy.
9th-Mar-2010 01:53 am (UTC)
P.S. Has Sooj gotten to read "The Library, After"? She's the first person I thought of when reading that line you shared. (P.P.S. I'll see Sooj in two weeks! Yay!)
8th-Mar-2010 05:39 pm (UTC)
Holy cow! Fifteen? *feels old*
8th-Mar-2010 06:19 pm (UTC)
Lovely picture!
8th-Mar-2010 06:33 pm (UTC)
Wishes for good healing.

Congratulations on the sale!
8th-Mar-2010 10:45 pm (UTC)
As she IS fifteen, I wasn't sure whether to ask her or you, and have elected to ask Mom first, then her...

May I share that with some friends? I was talking with a few people online and was all ZOMG that's my friend's kid and she's wearing the bridesmaid dress my friend wore in my wedding and it FITS. That tells me how tall she's gotten! And she looks wicked awesome! But I didn't want to show off any pics, esp with her face, to people ya'll don't know without checking with you first.
10th-Mar-2010 03:11 am (UTC)
Go for it!

Thank you again for choosing gorgeous dresses!
9th-Mar-2010 09:26 am (UTC)
Your offspring continues to be fantabulous.
6th-Apr-2010 07:04 pm (UTC)
:) Do you mind terribly if I say "hubba hubba!!" at your daughter?
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