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The good, the bad, the gothic... - Elf M. Sternberg
The good, the bad, the gothic...
I wish I could get a grant of $273,000 to study when kids go Goth.

Not a lot otherwise to discuss. I wrote about 800 words yesterday on the bus and had a delightful conversation with a young lady who was just starting to take typing classes in her high school. She wanted to know how fast I typed and how I learned. She was using the Mavis Beacon set and found it boring.

My right wrist had been bugging me for a while and I finally found the culprit: my wrist brace. The metal tongue had become bent somehow and was putting unnatural pressures on my forearm. I fixed it, slept on it, and in the morning it was great. I also had to reboot my box yesterday and didn't notice until late this morning that one program that hadn't restarted was Dr. Wright, my reminder program for wrist stretching and breaks. I tried to install Workrave, but the requirements were odious.

The 800 words I wrote were, sadly, not in any story I should be working on, but one slated for release two years from now. For some reason I just can't seem to get myself as interested in the Feffer Lizzel series as I was when I started it. It's only about forty thousand words so far, and now I'm mostly filling in the interstitials. Instead, I wrote some more in Hybridization, while trying to figure out if I can get some instance of Shardik into the Embrace, Extend, Empire trilogy... Maybe a sideline story.

Dammit, I have more ideas than I know what to do with.

Cute line that probably won't go into a story: "Girls, get your fingers out of my head!" See if you can come up with your own context.

Some reviewer suggested that Tron 2.0 should be viewed more as an interactive movie than as a video game. I can see that. There's a narrative and you're an engaged participant. If you were a fan of the movie, this makes a very good sequel.

Current Mood: happy happy
Current Music: Deep Forest, Deep Blue Sea

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kenshardik From: kenshardik Date: May 18th, 2004 12:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
FYI, I got little work done yesterday as I spent a couple of hours reading Journal Entries that I haven't read before. And I barely made a dent in your output since early 2002.

Damn you.

Thank you.
featheredfrog From: featheredfrog Date: May 18th, 2004 05:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

    "...get a grant of $273,000 to study when kids go Goth..."

Maybe you should visit Lesko.com

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