September 6th, 2003

running, bomb tech


One thing I've always done well is dialogue. I can get them talking about anything. The trouble is, they don't always know when to just shut up, and they can ramble on for pages, having lost all focus, just absorbed in the words...
running, bomb tech

Birdwatching and Gory details

Little Fayoumis is with Grandma & Grandpa for the day, perhaps the weekend (I wasn't clear on details).

I'm mouldering around the house, reading trash novels and working up the courage to tackle the catboxes. Also, I'll be wanting to go to the library and/or TJ's today. (Well, definitely the library.)

I hear from the List that the earliest Gor novels are not bad. I looked at the labelling on this one that I'd come by (not the one boojum sent as the bad example, but a different one) and the front said it was within the first six volumes, which were the best, and the story is not half bad. The BDSM has been just on the "Wow, this is a squicky alien society, and I'm glad our female character is enjoying it" side of the scale. Norman has evidently not yet found his soapbox.

It's very much in the style of that writer who evidently Heinlein idolized, the stuffy one who I could never get into. I think a main character name was John. Only Norman doesn't seem to have such a stilted writing style yet. And there's more sex.
running, bomb tech

The flowers cover everything, they cover over everything.

Replacing some far-too-clever bits with rosalynde writing in her journal. I love a character who keeps a journal. You can elide the boring parts that way, and the bits that, while necessary for continuity, don't add to the story. You let her tell the audience directly in her journal, thus skirting the edge of the "show, don't tell" convention, by showing her journal, which tells the bits that don't make for good story.
running, bomb tech

Assorted webness:

Joule and Kelvin, at are evidently coming back soon -- there seem to have been problems with the website involving, among other things, crackers.

outofambit's comments are indeed off, but more the down kind of off.

...Heh. I just realized that this was supposed to have been posted several hours ago, but I sort of left in a hurry to catch a bus...
Azzgrin, Azure: Lunatic, crazy

Fwd: Governmentium

Last seen from asrana:

A major research institution has recently announced the discovery of the heaviest chemical element yet known to science. The new element has been tentatively named governmentium. Governmentium has 1 neutron, 12 assistant neutrons, 75 deputy neutrons, and 224 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.

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running, bomb tech

Tonight's the night!

Little Fayoumis is gone for the weekend. There's extra money in the budget. What are we grown-ups going to do? That's right. Watch R-rated films.

And, of course, since we can't be a normal household and agree on much of anything, this is how we're going to do it, rather than have everybody be bored with a compromise, or have some people miserable.

votania and marxdarx are going to watch Jeepers Creepers 2, and I'm going to watch American Wedding. Good, arguably clean, fun will be had by all.