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Look, I Got Here By Using Logic

October 31, 2012 by


I’m starting to get better. (Yay!) Which means it’s time to get back to work. (Um…) I’ve cleared away the backlog of admin tasks. (Bleh.) Which means it’s time to look at the writing. (Yay!) If only I can figure out exactly what I was doing when I got sick… (Um…) Okay. New plan:  

The Next Step in Human Evolution

October 30, 2012 by


Sometimes I wonder why we all seem so convinced that this is the next step. Perhaps it’s because so many people already look like zombies — shuffling feet, dead eyes… I read a story that was the vampire apocalypse the other day and to start with I had to keep reminding myself: vampires, not zombies. Because my brain just seemed […]

Which Pill Do You Choose?

October 29, 2012 by


My sister offered me this choice. Because that’s what sisters do. I think yellow, no question. Although green and orange would be fun. And black… well, black would be as dangerous as yellow, but hard to resist. What about you?  

This Counts as Medical Research, Right?

October 26, 2012 by


Tuesday Hospitals should not play Gray’s Anatomy in the ER. I think it freaks people out. Doctors petted me and stole all my blood and told me I was weird (not news). Wednesday Me: I have a letter from the hospital to my doctor telling her to… I don’t know, ultrasound me or something when […]

Don’t Worry Bear

October 23, 2012 by


Don’t Worry Bear by Greg Foley is a book that you should all read. It is about being a bear and not worrying. It is only 24 pages long. It may also be about friendship. But that’s quite deep comparatively, and I’m not sure my head is up to it right now. I think, in […]

Sick as a Dog*

October 22, 2012 by


Paul S: How are you so warm? Me: Aw, you couldn’t have gone with ‘you’re so hot’? I could have made so many dodgy jokes. My temperature keeps going up and down like a lemming in an elevator but the doc says as long as it stay below ‘hallucinations’ I’ll be fine. So the plan […]

Clarity is Looking at the Gap Between Buildings and Thinking, “I Can Make That”

October 19, 2012 by


Me: I’ve finished the washing. I feel like I’ve accomplished something with the day. Paul S: Well that’s good. Me: Yes. Don’t argue. This week has been something of an exercise in frustration. I’ve been fiddling about with the plot, trying to figure out how much of this backstory I have the time and/or justification […]

Screaming Inarticulately at Inanimate Objects is a Valid Life Choice

October 18, 2012 by


Today is not going well so far. So I thought instead of yelling at you guys (who are probably innocent, well, innocent of this) I would go and yell at the ceiling. It’s not its fault either but it’s very stoic and probably won’t fall on me if it gets in a snit. To distract you I […]

Where is My “Humanity For Dummies” Book?

October 17, 2012 by


The things I’ve done that worked the best were the things I was the least certain about, the stories where I was sure they would either work, or more likely be the kinds of embarrassing failures people would gather together and talk about until the end of time. They always had that in common: looking back […]


October 16, 2012 by


I’ll just leave this here… At today’s Marvel Television Presents panel at New York Comic Con, Head of TV Jeph Loeb announced that Clark Gregg would reprise his role as Agent Phil Coulson in the live-action pilot “Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D.” …. [Joss] Whedon will …. co-write the pilot to “Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D.” with Jed Whedon and Maurissa […]