August 20th, 2009

heart of the dragon


Only wrote about 1300 words of Supernatural: Heart of the Dragon today, which was the first scene in Chapter 7. Still doing 1969 San Francisco.

Also was invited by an editor to pitch for a comic book, which required acquiring some research material today.

Busy busy....
  • Current Music
    "Well May the World Go" by Pete Seeger

Schott's Miscellany 19 August 2009

Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel born (1883)


Only a few years ago bicycling was looked upon as a pastime quite unsuited to women. The tricycle was used by a few who felt they needed more vigorous exercise than could be obtained by walking or playing a quiet game of croquet.... But now there is a reaction in its favor and only a few of the obstinately blind are found in opposition.... There is no doubt that the bicycle has brought health to many a nervous, overwrought woman. All depends, of course, on the common sense displayed by the individual.... No woman should ride if she has any serious weakness, except with great caution, and the permission of a doctor who not only understands her constitution, but who has also made a special study of cycling in all its phases.

---Susan, Countess of Malmesbury, 1897

We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected teh Sermon on the Mount.
Omar Bradley (1893-1981)
  • Current Music
    "Solo le Pido a Dios" by the Mammals
gone and back

two reviews of Gone and Back #2

Two more reviews of the second issue of Farscape: Gone and Back have surfaced.

The first is from dvandom in his weekly roundup, amusingly titled "What comics Diamond would deign to sell me, August 19, 2009," in which the issue is "Mildly recommended," and also wins "The Cardinal Rule Of What If? Stories: Things Usually Turn Out Worse No Matter How Well They Start" Award.

The second is by "zombox" on iFanboy, who gave the story a 4 and the art a 3 (I assume out of 5).

Money quote: "this plot felt more like the Farscape arcs I enjoyed the most when the show was still live. If you were a fan of the show, you should look into picking up this book."
  • Current Music
    "Desolation Row" by Bob Dylan