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January 14th, 2009

09:17 am - Linkblogging!

trobadora is thinking about writing, and is asking about characters, especially in large groups - how do you keep them distinct?

I'm still working through the replies on matociquala's Writing the Other post (why do these big-reaction subjects only come up when I need t be focusing on coding?), but there's a lot of repercussion going on in and around my f-list right now, including several links to deepad's response here.

Haven't read through sartorias's essay Urban Fantasy and Grrlz yet; posting here to remind myself.

And thoughts of this came up when reading the comments - a 1997 artice from the Miami New Times about a whole folklore developed among homeless children in Miami.
To homeless children sleeping on the street, neon is as comforting as a night-light. Angels love colored light too. After nightfall in downtown Miami, they nibble on the NationsBank building -- always drenched in a green, pink, or golden glow. "They eat light so they can fly," eight-year-old Andre tells the children sitting on the patio of the Salvation Army's emergency shelter on NW 38th Street. Andre explains that the angels hide in the building while they study battle maps. "There's a lot of killing going on in Miami," he says. "You want to fight, want to learn how to live, you got to learn the secret stories." The small group listens intently to these tales told by homeless children in shelters.
Absolutely fascinating. And I wonder why I haven't seen anything based on or developed out of this article? (Unless it's in the urban fantasy that's populating the shelves right now that I'm avoiding because I burned out on it years ago...)

01:39 pm

Orestes Pursued by the Furies
Orestes Pursued by the Furries

In other news, ASP and SQL Server can both bite my ass.

01:56 pm

Marvel's Create Your Own Superhero.

Apparently I go for the minimalist.

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02:52 pm

Review of the worst comic book ever. Not exactly safe for work. The link goes to a site that links to the review.

10:13 pm

Worked a bit more on the painting, but couldn't get very far because THERE WAS A SMALL KITTEN THAT JUMPED UP ON THE TABLE AND WOULD NOT LEAVE ME ALONE. After many episodes of Cat-Like Typing Detected and attempts to catch my stylus or eat my earphone cord, or to play with the hand I needed for the ALT key (to eyedropper color), I said the hell with it and gave up for tonight. :P
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