Chapter 3 of StarCraft: Ghost Academy Volume 1 is scripted and off to the editor and Blizzard. It wound up ending on page 98 instead of 96. But I'm okay with that. *grin*
Tomorrow, we dive back into Spectres full-tilt boogie...............
The good: I have invoices out right now that total $4310.
The bad: I have none of that money right now.
Sadly, even with this nonsense (mostly of my own doing, thanks to the move and writing the two Mack Bolan books taking far longer than they should have), I still feel more secure in my job than a lot of people working 9-5 in offices right now.....
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice was first published (1813)
APPLAUSE AT CLASSICAL CONCERTS
In recent years, commentators have discussed an evolution in the unwritten rules governing applause at classical music concerts. Since c.1900, it has been customary for audiences to hold their applause until the end of the final movement--lest they break the concentration of performers. Applause at other times has met with glares (or worse) from fellow patrons and conductors. Yet, nowadays, "premature clapping" is an increasingly frequent occurrence--and one that has been embraced by those who worry that an overly stuffy atmosphere dscourages younger fans. In September 2006, the internationally renowned conductor Leonard Slatkin penned an essay entitled "To Clap or Not to Clap?" in which he encouraged audiences to applaud whenever they felt so moved, whether or not the final movement had ended. An October 2006 poll on the blog Adaptistration discovered that 74 percent felt audiences should "feel free to applaud after a movement if they wish," so long as a conductor can make it clear when applause should be held. Inevitably, there remain some who detest premature clapping as a distraction, while others argue that an applause-free experience can easily be enjoyed for nothing in one's living room.
The cook was a good cook, as cooks go; and as cooks go, she went.