Monthly Archives: January 2009

Jesse McCartney: Total idiot?

Dear pathetic wanker: You are not my Zuko. Your recent interview on the John & Jay show (more info here*) showed that you’ve clearly done a lot of research to learn about your character. You’ve even taught me a few … Continue reading

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President Barack Obama.

For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus – and non-believers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of … Continue reading

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It’s snowing!

One of those rare events here in the South, so we all get excited a bit and go in late to work, if at all, and swear at the morons driving 80 mph in their SUVs. My employer is opening … Continue reading

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Weekend of failure!

A friend of mine decided that, since it’s a holiday weekend, she would set herself an impossible goal and fail to meet it. I joined in, since that sort of thing is always fun. I decided I’d work on the … Continue reading

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Finished short story?

So, I’ve got some writing goals for the year. 1: Finish 4 short stories and submit them for publication. 2: Get NBR ready to query. I have Seeds of Rebellion, 6900 words, awaiting crit from my writing group. I think … Continue reading

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Finished Kushiel’s Dart, finally.

It got more interesting once the plot got off the ground and the writer introduced characters I didn’t want to kick in the shins. The prose was still tedious and overwritten and florid, but there was finally a story in … Continue reading

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More on Kushiel’s Dart

I’m more interested in the book, now that it’s gone from being focused on this pampered courtesan and her self-absorbed whining to having some action, but it’s still got a lot of self-absorbed whining from the pampered courtesan. When you’re … Continue reading

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The problem of Phedre

When perusing the shelves at bookstores, I saw a cover with a woman looking pensive and a tribal-ish tattoo on her back. I probably picked it up and read the cover copy, then put it back down, because I wasn’t … Continue reading

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