October 2nd, 2012

Simpsons KRAD

Tuesday's dead

Had a good time last night at the annual SFWA reception for folks in the industry, colloquially referred to as "the Mill 'n' Swill." Wine was consumed, conversations were had, business cards were exchanged, and a good time was had by all. This was my 22nd Mill 'n' Swill, the realization of which served to make me feel extremely old. My first was in 1990 at the Warwick Hotel, where Greg Cox introduced me to John Ordover (later to be my editor on various bits of Star Trek fiction, and for whom I still do some work at the SoHo Gallery for Digital Art, which he now owns), and the three of us talked in great depth about The Flash TV series. Since then, it's been at the St. Moritz, the New Yorker, the Society of Illustrators, Planet Hollywood, and now the Manhattan Penthouse. I've only missed one year, which was in 2008 when I was in the midst of moving.

For once, I did no networking, and I'm honestly okay with that. It was fun just to see people, from old friends whom I see all the time to people I generally only see at the Mill 'n' Swill. Just a wonderful evening.

Today I just uploaded the TNG Rewatch of "True Q" to Tor.com (should be up soon), and tonight I plan to spend a lot of time at the dojo. Tomorrow it's audio stuff, including episode 25 of Dead Kitchen Radio and more recording of "When the Magick Goes Away" for them that earned that reward in the Kickstarter. Thursday and Friday, I need to buckle down on an editorial job, and Saturday I'll be at the Collingswood Book Festival, then spending Sunday with friends. Next week: the next Tales from Dragon Precinct story!
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TNG Rewatch

Star Trek: The Next Generation Rewatch: "True Q"

There's a new Q in town and she MAKES PUPPIES! And some other stuff happens, too, including Q's funniest line ever. (Seriously!) The TNG Rewatch finds a "True Q."

An excerpt:
Crusher talks with Amanda, who says she’s relieved to know that there’s a cause for these strange happenings, where she wishes for something and it appears. Amanda agrees to meet Q, and he immediately enters the room through the bulkhead and starts examining her and questioning her about what she might have done—telekinesis, teleportation, or, while slowly turning to look at Picard, “spontaneous combustion of someone you don’t like.” But she never did anything deliberate until she stopped the container from falling on Riker—which, it turns out, was also a test on Q’s part. He announces that she’s ready to go back to the continuum with him, but she angrily says she doesn’t want to go, and punctuates her point by throwing Q into the air, sending him crashing into a bulkhead.

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