April 29th, 2009

d'argo's lament

first review of D'Argo's Lament #1!

And it's from Summer Suzuki at the web site for the Fandomania podcast. (I was interviewed on their podcast at Dragon*Con last year...)

Money quote:
As a fan of the original series, I was very excited to get my copy of this issue. The writing and set up didn’t disappoint. Right from the start, this issue definitely feels like an episode of Farscape - you come in right in the middle of some kind of drama. From then on, the Drama Freight gains speed as D’Argo and Jool go from a relatively small problem to a really huge problem. The way D’Argo is written is very much like the way he was in the series: dropping space curse words left and right, and generally Hulking out over just about everything.
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    "Presidential Rag" by Arlo Guthrie
Simpsons KRAD

getting there....

I feel better. This is not to say I feel good, but today is better than yesterday.

Yesterday was mostly spent sleeping, resting, drinking fluids, watching Chef! DVDs, watching My Boy Phil Hughes kick ass and take names in his 2009 debut for the Yankees, helping snap a four-game losing streak, watching Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow bug out at the Arlen Specter mishegoss, and doing a tiny amount of Farscape work.

I lucked out in that it took a little longer for the Census Ctuff to settle down. Yesterday was pretty much lost as Crew Leaders and Crew Leader Assistants tried to divvy up the Bronx. (When I left training they had started this process, with all the CLs and CLAs sitting around a giant map. I joked on my way out the door that it looked like a very odd game of Risk....)

Still waiting to hear where and when we'll meet today. That will determine the rest of my day, which will be taken very very slowly....
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    "Children of Abraham" by Arlo Guthrie
gone and back

Farscape continues...

With the release of Previews today, I can say what the next Farscape miniseries plotted by Rockne S. O'Bannon and scripted by me will be: Gone and Back.

Here's the solicitation copy:
Zhaan and D'Argo are alive! Crichton's not married to Aeryn anymore! What's going on? Crichton tries to find out as he finds himself in an alternate timeline. While examining Aeryn and Crichton's son, an accident occurred that sent him into this strange world. How does he get back? Will he ever see Aeryn again?

Heh heh heh heh heh heh heh.

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There will also be a cover by Dennis Calero, as usual, but I don't have a JPEG of that just yet. You can find it on BOOM!'s site, though.
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    "Last to Leave" by Arlo Guthrie
d'argo's lament

D'Argo's Lament

#1 hits the stands today, and also Cover A for #4 has been revealed.

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One thing that always bugged me was that D'Argo carried a sword around, but we never saw him get a proper swordfight. The release of D'Argo's Lament #4 will end that streak. *grin* After all, the big Luxan galoot deserves his Errol Flynn moment.....
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    "Mooses Come Walking" by Arlo Guthrie

the writer's mind is a weird place...

Okay, remember that story that's due on 15 May? I've been doing research for it slowly but surely, but I didn't think I'd even get to start on it for another week, at least.

And then, while taking the Express Bus home from midtown after checking the PO box, the ENTIRE FRAPPING STORY just fell into my head. Including about 75% of the dialogue.

I got home at 5.30 and have been writing continuously since. It's now 8.30, and I'm at a hair over 3000 words.


Sometimes, this happens. My only complaint is that this story kinda leapfrogged its place in line, as there are three other items I need to finish this week that I've barely started because of flu-ishness.

But you gotta go where the brain leads, sometimes.....
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    "Pet You and Hold You" by Rockpile
OCLT, crazed writer, dark forces, ellie, command & conquer


Four hours later, interrupted only by the occasional conversation with terri_osborne, the story's finished. That 4655 words in four hours, start to finish, soup to nuts, beginning to end.


Gonna go collapse now...................
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    "Do You Remember When?" by the J. Geils Band