November 11th, 2008


Assorted Silliness

Devil May Cry shows Dante drinking "Budweiner" beer. That actually required pausing and rewinding, although it resulted in howls of laughter approximately equivalent to the Witch Hunter Robin moment.

We have started identifying blatant fan service moments by calling them out.

He apologizes for swearing around me. It's really quite cute, as if I did not use the phrase Collapse ) myself every now and then.

Turns out he's Neutral Good, rather than Lawful Good. His internal moral compass just happens to align with Lawful a whole lot.

The phrase "You sat me down and watched me it" makes sense perhaps only in my head, but that is how I describe what it is that Darkside does to me with movies and so forth. I used this phrase in my outside voice, and he poked holes in it, but I still think that it is a perfectly useful phrase.

There is no galaxy hanging from Orion's belt that we could see in the night sky, although Orion was out bright and clear.

We spent just shy of four hours talking writing. I am feeling inspired and challenged and energized and the plot is beginning to click into place so beautifully. I have sent him two massive messages with the primary contents of the Cracked Phoenix universe, and I'm already reading through Book 1 and seeing how it is weak and needs a reimagining and shoring up. If I can see this after that conversation, while still half-asleep, I can only imagine how it'll seem after another conversation or three and a full tank of sleep and no heartache.

I will miss him so intensely. We have email, and phone, and of course I will come back to Phoenix to visit, but oh, the unimagined luxury of stretching out the words and ideas in front of someone who already knows how you think and can hammer on your ideas until they become new again, who reads the same books you like, who knows your tastes, who (treasure of treasures) trusts you with his own words and worlds. I had not known that my best friend could be this to me, too, until tonight. (All the worlds we've made; all we've been through.)
running, bomb tech

Tweets for 2008-11-11

In the last 24 hours, I posted the following to Twitter:
  • Tuesday, 0054: Today featured: Devil May Cry, Hellsing, (we forgot Mythbusters), and hours (literally) of writing shop talk. OMG <3 NEVER LEAVE ME.
  • Tuesday, 0159: What, exactly...?! (Spider in Paint + bills)
  • Tuesday, 0331: Sent the safe (heavily and visibly redacted) version of Circle of Fire to best friend.
  • Tuesday, 0416: Unplugging my phone as it is booting up can cause errors. This is fascinating fun! Still getting weird errors; calling in 45 once East wakes
  • Tuesday, 0422: @afuna I read that as jdn for one brief and very baffled moment.
  • Tuesday, 0500: Nitpick: after a certain point, "after normal business hours" should probably become "before normal business hours", after like halfway.
  • Tuesday, 0636: I want this. I want this now and always.
  • Tuesday, 0805: I can do 500 words in 15 minutes when I'm steaming along. This is a good thing.
  • Tuesday, 1321: I seem to be spending all day on the phone with tech support.
  • Tuesday, 1324: @afuna JDN is Jonathan Daniel Neilson, vtwopointoh (IIRC) on teh LJ. Blame Syne.
  • Tuesday, 1332: @coffeechica Got brightkite invite?
  • Tuesday, 1333: ow ow ow wrist not happy with something. ow.
  • Tuesday, 1346: I am the 4th lucky person getting "AlertSystem Info Alert System Failure: Exception getting alert for rule: pmltpm87" on Sprint pic upload.
  • Tuesday, 1353: @coffeechica <3 Thank you!
  • Tuesday, 1359: My phone had to be reprovisioned, and my data profile updated, and something cleared out from the tower.
  • Tuesday, 1413: Woo, all resolved! I have no idea what all had to be done to get this done besides reprovisioning & plan change but winz.
  • Tuesday, 1429: @gils9965 Yeah, my phone went clocktower. :D
  • Tuesday, 2150: Oh wow. It's entirely different when you give it to someone whose opinion you care immensely for. Needles and pins.
  • Tuesday, 2207: Today is November 11.

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