Monday, September 30, 2002

Jon: superstarry-ness
I was gonna do a beautiful statement of selling out, but it's been so elegantly done, you know, that I couldn't. Then I was gonna have him be a serial murderer, but that didn't work, so I made him a sort of modern-day Newton Boy. That was my thought process there.

ps. I hadn't thought about it, but the statement we heard this last weekend, the eloquent sell-out speech about out-weirding the common man, was derived from the speeches of Malcolm X, and had to be rewritten and toned down because it was too much like them. Just so you know. Also, the song following the speech was co-written by Kid Rock, if there were any doubt about selling out to the fans.

Saturday, September 28, 2002

Shawn, re confusion:

I posted a topic yesterday since it was almost 1 pm, central time, and Remi hadn't posted one yet. Technically, tomorrow is your day, but, given that it's a weekend and nobody's been posting much lately anyway, I don't mind you taking my spot.

I've not posted much recently. Things have been...busy. I will try to do better.

Btw- The ghost story is sort of based on a death and believed haunting at my grade school.

Thursday, September 26, 2002

Hey, Jon.

I'm honored.

(Technically, I guess this counts for both yesterday and today. I lamely threw in a bit about unsolvable riddles...mainly so I'd have an excuse for losing track of time and probably writing for a little longer than 10 minutes.)

Wednesday, September 25, 2002

Hey Fred.

It's your serve.

Tuesday, September 24, 2002

Aw, Mom. *sniff*

Monday, September 23, 2002

Grrrr. Bother timestamps and timezones and Blogger.

...How can 10 minutes at work completely undo an entire day at the lake? It isn't fair.

Friday, September 20, 2002

Shawn: The child you wrote about totally had unfinished business. He even said it himself: "I can only wonder who I would’ve become had I not died that day."

Sharon: Your ghost post totally freaked me out. I got pins and needles chills all over my body. It still creeps me out. eek!

Wednesday, September 18, 2002

Spoiler Alert: Read Mom's "rent" post first.

First thought: Yay, Mom wrote fiction!
Second thought: Oh, that's so sad...

Way to go, Ma. Spiffy.

Thursday, September 12, 2002

Ha! Before I read your note here, I was logging in to post "I am so your daughter."

I learned from the best, Baby.

Sharon - we are TOO much alike. I swear that I did not read your post until after I posted mine.

Tuesday, September 10, 2002

Thanks for the references, Shawn. I'm just thinking that the girls--me, Mom, and Faith--probably don't know enough to write in or about that genre. Throw us a bone, keeping in mind that Mom and Faith, while both good and intelligent people, are not gamers.

If I may offer my opinion of Steam Punk source: Castle Faulkenstein for a role-playing perspective, Moorecock’s Oswald Bastable stories and The Difference Engine (Sterling and ?), and there was a cool series called something like The Unknown Adventures of Jules Verne.

Fred, as far as "necessary precautions" go for the time travel thing. Boy, that's a really good question. Wish I had an answer. No idea at all, that's why I dodged it by saying "necessary precautions". Maybe he told everyone to think young thoughts.

Back-dated vice post.

Hey, Jon, why don't you write a little here to define the genre of steampunk? Mom's definition of iambic pentameter gave me enough confidence to write for it, so some folks (including me) might need some help getting a firm grasp on steampunk. To date, my only real exposure to the genre is the modern Wild, Wild West movie, with Kevin Klein and Wil Smith. I don't think that is entirely representative, but I sure as heck want a 40-foot tall spider tank! Um, oh, what? Right. Steampunk.

Catching up. More to come.

Monday, September 09, 2002

Shawn: very interesting twist on the whole time travel idea. Although I'm still puzzling over what "necessary precautions" would keep everyone from aging 98 years...

Thanks, it was fun. Do I sound like a parent who's seen waaaay too much kid's tv or what?

Sunday, September 08, 2002

I just back-posted one for vice.

BTW, Shawn. I liked your vice story a lot. It made me laugh.

Tuesday, September 03, 2002

Big hairy deadline met! Glad to see folks are still coming 'round. I needed to give myself permission not to back fill and catch up. So here I am. (Staring down the barrel of another big hairy deadline. I need a dipilatory. Right. I'm going to bed. Close the parentheses first.) Got it.