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It’s been a while, no?

It seems I had more to say before I got the Internet at home, and now that I have it – I’m hardly near the thing.

This isn’t entirely true, in fact it’s an outright lie. I did stop hopping on as soon as I get home from work so I can at least and give my eyes a rest from staring at a computer screen all day. Research, mostly, and writing.  Lots of beautiful words.

I grabbed more beautiful Ray Caesar prints so I can really get into the second draft of my NaNo novel, The Messenger.  Trust me when I say that out of the 51,865 words, two-thirds of them are utter garbage.

Before I can do that however, I need to wrap up Chapter 21 of Isle of Shadows.  RJ is hard at work on 25.  He is also preoccupied with domestic stuff, but he says you can follow his antics on Facebook.  I’m also on Facebook, so if you feel that you need my wittiness a few more times a week than you’re getting here, you can try to add me there.  Right now I’m limiting adds to people I actually know  – classmates or people I’ve conversed with extensively online – but give it a shot. Maybe I’ll add you in a moment of happy inebriation.

With the home internet comes responsibilities, like not staying up until 3am reading 300 back entries of Livejournal.  I could not however resist playing around on the Coraline.com movie website.  Neil Gaiman’s Coraline was the first non- Stephen King audiobook I downloaded from Audible.com. I wish I could say it was on a recommendation, but I’m pretty sure it was because I wanted something short to listen to on my walk home from work.  It wasn’t my first Neil Gaiman experience, but like reading Snow Glass Apples, it was lasting.  Other Mother’s eyes haunted me for a long time and stll give me the heebie jeebies.

Imagine my delight (and apprehension) when I saw via Neil Gaiman’s blog (I dunno how many times I’ll drop his name so get over it) that I could give myself black shoe button eyes!

The Other Penda
Other World Me

Deliciously creepy.

I have other rants, but a bath awaits me and I need to get some sleep.

How’ve you been?

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  • Kathy
    December 18, 2008 - 1:49 pm

    I was just thinking about you. WendyKnits had a link to nipperknits, who designed the human-sized version of Coraline’s sweater. Then I learned that Coraline was written by Neil Gaiman (that’s when I started thinking of you) and that the pattern is available on the movie’s extremely cool website, which reminds me of the Myst games that I enjoyed very much. Now I have to get the book!

  • littleblackduck
    December 18, 2008 - 3:09 pm

    Do you know how tickled I am to be mentally linked with Neil Gaiman?

    To. Death.


    *is ded*

    The book really was a fun listen. Neil Gaiman has a great voice for reading and it’s *just* English enough.

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