April 3rd, 2009

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

why you should be reading Kristine Kathryn Rusch's web site

"The Freelancers Survival Guide" introduction by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.

KKR has been freelancing for a long time, and she's very very good at it, and also very good at outlining how it actually works. Anybody who's considered doing freelance work (which is a larger number right now than it has been in a while) should be reading this.
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Schott's Miscellany 2 April 2009

Dallas made its TV debut (1978)


It is said that Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) considered the seven deadly sins to be:

Wealth without works
Pleasure without conscience
Knowledge without character
Commerce without morality
Science without humanity
Worship without sacrifice
Politics without principle

In America, it is sport that is the opiate of the masses.
Russell Baker (1925-)
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strange detractors


The script for #4 is finished and has been sent to Rockne S. O'Bannon for his papal imprimatur. (Is that the right analogy? Papal bull, may be better.... *snerk*) Anyhow, he'll be calling me with comments this evening, then it goes to Henson for approval, and thence to the BOOM!rats.

Today is the final day of Census training (yay!), which involves more going out in the field which means, today at least, walking around in the rain (boo!). I also need to get back to Ghost Academy.

This weekend is my abbreviated appearance at I-Con 28. Here's my schedule. I'm taking the LIRR there and back, which is a great opportunity to get work done. Then Sunday night, terri_osborne and I are having dinner with Paul Simpson, the editor of the Star Trek Magazine, who's in town for a few days.

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strange detractors

she rides!

Farscape: Strange Detractors #4's script has gotten the RSOSOA (Rockne S. O'Bannon Seal Of Approval -- or maybe the Real Soon O'Bannon'll Seek Out Alcohol....), and it's now off to BOOM! and Henson for their okee dokee.

Issue #1 of this miniseries will be out later this month. The titles for the individual issues are:
    #1: "Leave it to Crichton"
    #2: "One Big Happy Family"
    #3: "Together Again for the First Time"
    #4: "The Binds that Tie"

While I'm at it, the titles for D'Argo's Lament are:
    #1: "If You Can Be an Idiot, I Can Be an Idiot"
    #2: "I Spit on Your Grave"
    #3: "I Would Rather Go Down on a Swing"
    #4: "I'm Your Daddy"
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more on Farscape #4

"Manic" over at NuMutant.net has provided quite a favorable review of Farscape #4.

Money quote:
Over these four issues, Rygel has been at the best he’s ever been, which was probably one of the best things about the entire miniseries. It was also great getting a conclusion to Aeryn’s motherhood troubles, which amusingly broke down to “baby likes to see mommy kick ass.” Overall, this miniseries was a good addition to the Farscape franchise, and I’m looking forward to any upcoming series.

Also, Comic Related made Farscape #4 its Hot Shot of the Week:
There are a lot of licensed properties out there. Some are amazing (Buffy the Vampire Slayer being one example) and some just aren't all that good (I'll let you fill in your own examples here). Farscape from BOOM! Studios has everyone talking about just how good AND true to the original series it is. Four issues in, this one scores a clear Hot Shot honor. If you loved Farscape when it first aired of the Sci Fi Channel, you will not forgive yourself if you miss this series.
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