July 30th, 2013
|10:18 pm - Plan B: a preview|
Working hard on this; 5,000-ish words; it'll be up on AO3 in a few days.
No, I swear, seriously.
Here's a picnic, kind of, in draft form. There's bad language.
( I think this is taking place about six hundred feet in the air, on a girder.Collapse )
Current Music: Savages, "I am here"
April 9th, 2013
|05:31 pm - Answer Man, chapter 9|
If anyone's out there, sorry for the delay.
December 16th, 2012
|11:29 pm - updatified: Answer Man|
Here it is, now with Chapter 8!
Weirdly enough, Chapter 9 will be along probably, almost surely, by Christmas.
What? It's been a year, you say?
Dude, it's been so long since I posted here that new functionality has been added making it easy as pie to include the AO3 link...
April 20th, 2012
|03:45 pm - hit me (with fiction)|
2 wisdom teeth removed today. Life is gauze and icepacks. Not in too much pain yet, but still wearing off. Something went wrong with the tapioca, and I am looking for recommendations. I would like funny. Can you help me?
-From Eroica with Love
-Descendants of Darkness
What the hell
Oh, dude, there's my jaw, was wondering where I left that.
Bonus points for snarky Mycroft.
Current Mood: sore
February 6th, 2012
|08:24 pm - holy mackerel, read this|
This is rageprufrock's extraordinary vision of the Inception characters in a newsroom...it's hard to explain...it's pretty much perfect.
Go, go read.
Current Mood: astonished
January 8th, 2012
|09:41 am - birthday, breakfast, bird|
For my 42nd birthday, I finished a book. I mean, I went from a Word manuscript to a full, seven-section layout (in 14-point Bembo) in 2 and a half days. Finished last night at 10 and staggered out of the office to a bowl of mocha almond fudge ice cream and a proper night of sleep.
Bembo might just be the font of fonts. It's stately, it's playful, it's argumentative, it's understated, even gentle. On title pages in small caps with antique ornaments, or set in 12-point italic beneath photographs...is there anything this font cannot do?
In other news, my bird is very smart. His ordinary breakfast behavior entails dropping crumbs of toast into his water dish and fishing them out immediately after, so they are tender but not mushy. This morning, however, the toast was made from a very dense and lovely whole wheat bread. He dropped in his crumb and it promptly sank to the bottom of the dish. Perhaps he thought this was a fluke; he tried a few more crumbs before he started shouting for more toast.
This time, when I gave him fresh crumbs, he didn't drop them in the water dish. He held the crumbs in his beak and dipped them in the water, and then ate them.
( Edited to add conure.Collapse )
December 10th, 2011
|09:17 pm - sai sent me|
It was love at first sight.
Many thanks to rsasai, who made him with her actual hands, and shipped him with speed. Seriously. Look at this guy.
Two more pics beneath the cut.
( Mister RenoCollapse )
October 26th, 2011
|07:19 am - zuku, you just made my day|
Quoted from zuku at the Fountain Pen Network, explaining what he loves about his fountain pen:
I am beyond elegance. Status has long gone by. I am installed in the elemental mechanics of sheer capillarity: A basic natural law that takes charge of dragging the ink to deploy it over the paper has for me the beauty of a waterfall, a lake, the rain or a beaver setting-up his dam.
I don't know what zuku's first language is, but anyone who is installed in the elemental mechanics of sheer capillarity can write whatever the hell he wants with my blessing.
Current Mood: thankful
October 14th, 2011
|11:52 pm - hard parley|
Elena, for reasons known only to herself, decides to go out on a limb.
( This is kind of rough, in more ways than one.Collapse )
October 9th, 2011
|01:44 pm - Answer Man, chapter 7|
It's posted, here.
I am really tempted to finish this before I post any more. Writing something as tightly plotted as this is working out to be is kind of weird to update on the fly; I feel like I can't go back and re-work. Maybe that's okay, or maybe a few edits won't be a big deal. Anyway, here it is.
Current Mood: pleased