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Lately life seems to be happening faster than I can blog about it, which is in many ways a good thing. It’s also probably what Twitter was created for, but unfortunately, Twitter and I don’t quite get each other. We’re like co-workers who can get along perfectly well in the workplace, but in social situations we just sort of stare awkwardly at each other and make lame comments about the weather.

Anyway, the things! I must blog them!

Thing #1) If you haven’t read “The Girl Who Welcomed Death to Svalgearyen” in Beneath Ceaseless Skies because you prefer to have someone else read your fiction for you, you’re in luck! The story is now available as a shiny podcast, where it receives a wonderful narration by Tina Connolly. So if you’re in the mood for a lighthearted tale about death, go forth and listen!

Thing #2) Daily Science Fiction has launched a Kickstarter campaign.  Among the rewards being offered are short story critiques by DSF authors like myself and many other awesome people. So if you’re a writer, you have a chance to both support an awesome publication and get feedback from one of the authors they’ve published. If you’re not a writer, there are other rewards available, so check it out! Because DSF? Totally worth it, if you ask me.

Thing #3) If you’re reading this post on my website and notLivejournal (and really, are there more than like five of us even left on LJ at this point?), you may have noticed that things look a bit different. I didn’t plan to spend my entire weekend redesigning my website, but I did. Was I procrastinating? Yes. Should I have been writing instead? Yes. Do I regret it? No, because the whole process inadvertently led to me to The Copenhagen Chansonnier, a medieval music manuscript with awesomely whimsical drawings of things like the lady conversing with a snail dude in my website header. You’re welcome.

Thing #4) Somewhere in all of the craziness that is my schedule, fiction has been accomplished! I’ve finally gotten around to revising some flash pieces that I wrote back in January, right before my spring semester from hell devoured all of my writing time. One of those flash pieces has already sold, one is making the submission rounds, one needs just a bit more tweaking before I send it out, and the fourth one is no longer a flash story—it got expanded into a 3,400-word horror story and has just started wandering around Submission Land looking for work. And it has creepy puppets. With nasty defecation habits. Once again, you’re welcome.

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Date: 2013-07-30 05:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rymrytr.livejournal.com


Thank you for the link to Kickstarter. I snatched up a critique by one of my favOrite authors of sillyness ("y" intended)!

Bye the bye, I'm number five, here on live journal that is. Don't know who the other fore, for, four, 4 be (or B 4 {Bingo}), and don't care... well... not too much anyway. :o)

Rym (rhyme) Rytr (writer)

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Post Script:

I have received the message in the security check words below: "zedvaec often". I will check "Cave Zed of Ten"! (But can there be a Cave #0, out of 10 Caves...)


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Date: 2013-07-30 02:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] babarnett.livejournal.com
Greetings, number five here on Livejournal. :) You're quite welcome for the Kickstarter link.

I will check "Cave Zed of Ten"! (But can there be a Cave #0, out of 10 Caves...)

I sense a story in that. A story that would probably hurt my brain, but that's not always such a bad thing.

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Date: 2013-07-30 07:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rymrytr.livejournal.com

Ahhhh... a story

and the secret would be the "Zed" or "Zero" cave would be number ten - known only to the protagonist. Or perhaps it is a cave that doesn't exist, in this dimension or... :o)

Security words: Converfa gibleet

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Date: 2013-07-30 08:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bogwitch64.livejournal.com
I'm still here! And will be forever. Mwhahahaaa!

Many huzzahs to you, my dear!

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Date: 2013-07-30 09:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] babarnett.livejournal.com
I'm still here! And will be forever. Mwhahahaaa!

Ok, so we're up to three of the five. :)

Thanks muchly for the huzzahs!

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Date: 2013-07-31 03:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] threeoutside.livejournal.com
I'm still on LJ. I don't do any of the Twitter or Facebook or any of those newfangled things. My blog's on Blogger and I keep track of my friends and favorite writers on LJ. So, am I #6?

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Date: 2013-07-31 03:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] babarnett.livejournal.com
I think you can claim #4. :) Admittedly, I spend a lot more time on those newfangled sites now, but I always liked LJ and miss when it was more active. Alas.

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