January 24th, 2009

OCLT, crazed writer, dark forces, ellie, command & conquer

busy day

Revised one of the comics scripts, revised a comics proposal, recorded The Chronic Rift (it'll go live on Monday), recorded Destinies: The Voice of Science Fiction (which went out live at 11.30, and which will be archived soonish at Captain Phil Online), and sent some pitches to an editor.

  • Current Music
    "Ears of Tin" by Jethro Tull

the political wayback machine

Recently The New Yorker reprinted parts of an article from 1996 by Mariana Cook, which was part of a photography project on couples in America. The subject of this particular photo essay was a young couple from Hyde Park named Barack and Michelle Obama.

It's a fascinating view into the man who would be president 13 years ago. My favorite is the first line in the article, from Michelle Obama: "There is a strong possibility that Barack will pursue a political career...." Pretty strong, yeah. *chuckle*
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    "Stagefright" by The Band

Schott's Miscellany 23 January 2009

Madeleine Albright became the first female Secretary of State (1997)


Food security terms, from the US Dept. of Agriculture:

Food Security: access by all people at all times to enough food for an active, healthy life

Low Food Security: at times, uncertain of having, or unable to acquire, enough food for all household members because of insufficient money or other resources

Very Low Food Security: eating patterns of one or more household members were disrupted and their food intake reduced because they couldn't afford enough food

The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.
William Gibson (1948-)
  • Current Music
    "Day Tripper" by the Beatles

the plan for Saturday....

Karate class is at 1. After I get back from that, I intend to cook some kitchen sink casserole for the week, then sit down and write a lot -- either a comics script or more of Spectres, depending on my mood (both need to be worked on).

Then tonight, terri_osborne and I will sit and watch Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control. (Masi Oka, Nate Torrence, Patrick Warburton, and Larry Miller -- it doesn't get any better than this...............)
  • Current Music
    "Isaac's Lament" by Uncle Bonsai
d'argo's lament

the comic that shall not be named is named!

BOOM! Studios's April solicitations have been revealed on Comics Continuum, so now it can be told...

The other comics project I've been working on is yet another Farscape miniseries: D'Argo's Lament. I'm writing this one on my own (though Rockne's still serving as "executive producer," vetting my scripts), with art by Tommy Patterson, the same gent doing the current miniseries. The story takes place in the third season between "Revenging Angel" and "Fractures," and has D'Argo and Jool taking the "D'Argomobile" (the ship that would later be christened Lo'La) on a mission to find a substance that Moya needs to survive. (Recall that at the end of "Revenging Angel," D'Argo promised Jool the first ride in his ship. This miniseries will be that first ride...)

Farscape: Strange Detractors #2 will also be out in April -- as will my Star Trek: Alien Spotlight: Klingons one-shot from IDW. All in the same month as my 40th birthday! Woo!

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  • Current Music
    "History of Lovers" by Calexio & Iron & Wine

how now brown belt....

Today, Shihan honored me by inviting me to the promotion on 8 Feburary to go for my advanced brown belt.

Assuming I survive *wry grin*, this is the final step before black belt.

I am well pleased, and thrilled by this great honor. I hope I continue to be worthy of it.
  • Current Music
    "Ballad of a Thin Man" by Bob Dylan
bolan, ledger

GWP revealed!!!!!

Okay, so over the past day or two I looked over Ghost Writing Projects #1-2 and saw that they weren't nearly as bad as I thought they were. In fact, they fit in nicely with the series they were intended for. I was also told that the editors were pleased with what I gave them.

I doubt I'll ever work in this series again, but I think I can out myself on these, especially since -- for all that it's a house name -- it's an open secret who writes which of these books.

So: GWP #1 & 2 are both books in the monthly Don Pendleton's Mack Bolan, Executioner series published by Gold Eagle. The first one, Code of Honor, is scheduled for December 2009 (which would make it #373 in the series), with the second, Caribbean Queen, due in June 2010 (which would be #379).
  • Current Music
    "Bourgeois Blues" by Taj Mahal
keith & terri

hot chicks with books!

ktpinto posted this picture, and I wanted to share. Be warned that the picture is friggin huge.........

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They are hot, they are chicks, and they have books -- coming to a convention near you..... *grin*
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    "Shorty's Gal/Honey" by the Austin Lounge Lizards

best store ever!

The Infomancer -- who is in Denver with girasole for the American Library Association midwinter conference -- just sent me this picture of the store with the best-est name ever.

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  • Current Music
    "Looking for Elvis" by Patti Scialfa