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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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14th-Jan-2011 07:20 am
Happy birthday to michele_blue!

Happy early birthday to manifestress, lightniing, and beloved morenasangre, who advance a year over the weekend!

Thank you for the baby otter LJ virtual gift, Anonymous! I dig otters.

State of the 'Song
Still feeling very sluggish. Hope actually getting out of the house will fix that.

Arisia Arisia Arisia Arisia Arisia. That is the sound of my brain right now. It's all Being John Malkovich up in here. Except Arisia. You have my schedule, you probably have my contact info if you need it, I will see you there. (Side note: I am amused that I am one of the people of interest here, as I can think of a bunch of program participants more famous than me who aren't listed.)

Oi, Poets!
Remind me what you got published last year. For Rhyslings. (I had "Nine Things About Oracles" in Electric Velocipede, and I'll e-mail it to you if you'd like.)

Random Comics Thing
About DC's new crossover, Flashpoint. I knew who most of the clues referred to right off, but I called Adam over to help me figure out 3 and 5.

Part I: The spaceship never crashed. Obviously Superman.
Part II: He spends his days running Wayne Casinos. Obviously Batman.
Part III: They experimented on him in a lab for years. My original thought was Flash, but since he's central to the crossover, it's probably not him. Once we figured out #5, we figured that this is probably Martian Manhunter.
Part IV: Where is his ring? Obviously Green Lantern.
Part V: Their marriage was arranged to prevent war. Obviously Wonder Woman... and we were wracking our brains trying to figure out who else would be of WW's general stature, when Adam was like "duh, Aquaman is royalty." So that's our bet.

Daily Science
Foxes use the earth's magnetic field to hunt.

Friday Memeage
Wearing: Dark blue sweater with enormous cowlneck over Lost Girls Pirate Academy t-shirt and jeans. Cold day, but the Arisia hotel is reportedly warm.
Reading: Packing for Mars by Mary Roach.
Writing: Cicatrix.
Knitting: I did finish the shawl I set out to finish earlier this week. It is gorgeous. Only thing on my needles right now is a sekrit project.
Planning: Arisia Arisia Arisia. ALSO ARISIA.

The most important specific planning is for my reading. Which I remind you is 6:30pm on Saturday. I'm leaning toward reading from Cicatrix (a less bleak part than I read last time), but I would like input!
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14th-Jan-2011 12:52 pm (UTC)
Hope to see you @Arisia!
I am going to be tied to my kids and the room I am vending out of, but I hope to make it out and be social a little.

14th-Jan-2011 01:10 pm (UTC)
ARISIAAAAAAA. Will be there tomorrow; looking forward to seeing you!
14th-Jan-2011 02:49 pm (UTC)
Re: The DC event, the name is reminding me of this miniseries from '99 - http://www.mycomicshop.com/search?TID=234901
14th-Jan-2011 02:49 pm (UTC)
See you at Arisia!

Also one poem, Harpsong for Heurodis at Cabinet des Fees. You can argue it's more myth metaphor than fantasy, but, I'll leave that to the readers to decide.
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14th-Jan-2011 03:34 pm (UTC)
No idea what Flashpoints is, but sounds fun.

Enjoy Arisia!
14th-Jan-2011 05:09 pm (UTC) - Alternate interpretations:
1. Hal Jordan. The spaceship *with Abin Sur* never crashed.
2. Could be anybody, but I like "Dick Grayson" here. Dick does take down the Zucco family, instead of letting Batman handle it, and he takes over.
4. Barry Allen. Whose costume is hidden in a ring.

Edited at 2011-01-14 05:09 pm (UTC)
14th-Jan-2011 07:10 pm (UTC)
It's all Being John Malkovich up in here. Except Arisia.

*snicker* Awesome phrase.
14th-Jan-2011 07:30 pm (UTC)
14th-Jan-2011 10:08 pm (UTC)
Definitely #4 is Flash, given this. The marriage one tells me little because I am not up on current symbols.
15th-Jan-2011 06:15 pm (UTC)

In short category:

- All the poems in The Honey Month are eligible, and under 50 lines, I believe. I confess I hope that "Peach Creamed Honey" gets some love. I forget if you have a copy -- if not, can send a file.

- "Eshet Hayil, in Stone Telling, Issue 1

In long category:

- "Courting Song for Selkies," Ideomancer, vol. 9, issue 2, co-written with Jessica P. Wick

- "Schehirrazade," in Sybil's Garage no. 7

- "The Winter Tree," in Stone Telling, Issue 2

Ye gods. I can't believe I wrote more long than short poems last year. Well. Not counting THM, I guess. But still! Individual-pub-wise, unprecedented!
19th-Jan-2011 04:05 pm (UTC)
>Oi, Poets!
>Remind me what you got published last year. For Rhyslings.

Well, since you asked, I've got a poem I'm very proud of called "When I Grow Up," published in Bull Spec. Didn't want to mention it at our reading, because it would've felt rude to plug my work right after you've plugged yours for the same award.

I'd be happy to send you a copy if you ask (although Bull Spec is a good magazine and deserving of support as well).
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