There is very very very very good news. As soon as the go-ahead to say what the news is arrives, I will say so (and I won't be the only one).
That is all.
THE WORLD'S WORST SOUNDS
Professor Trevor Cox, an acoustics expert at Salford University, spent a year researching the world's worst sounds. Cox posted clips of 34 objectionable noises online, which were rated by 1.1mil visitors. In 2007, the sounds voted most unpleasant were:
2. microphone feedback
3. wailing babies
4. train wheels scraping on tracks
5. a squeaky seesaw
6. badly played violin
7. whoopee cushion
8. an argument in a soap opera
9. the hum of electricity
10. a Tasmanian devil's scream
DRIGGLE-DRAGGLE -- slovenly clothing
"She insisted in dressing in hand-me-down driggle-draggle."
Well, not this second, as I'm typing, but I finally have my contributors' copies of Farscape #1. Me am happy writer! *bounce bounce*
(I also got a royalty check, which makes me even happier. It's only a hundred bucks, but it beats a poke in the eye with a sharp stick....)
"And in a village in Texas there is much re-joicing, as at long last, their idiot is returning to them."
---sig line of a poster on the Trek BBS with the user ID of "Turtletrekker"
The month of April is shaping up nicely -- it looks like I'll have three comic books out that month: the second issue of Farscape: Strange Detractors, the Star Trek: Alien Spotlight: Klingons one-shot, and the first issue of the Comic Book That Shall Not Be Named (at least until the next Previews comes out). All in time for me to turn 40. *grin*