Plan for Today

Write a bunch of Kate and Curran. Write a bunch of Sweep in Peace. Make new background for the website. ::flex:: Okay, this will make you laugh. From Erika Tsang, the Hidden Legacy editor. So…we ran into a little problem with the models for the cover – neither one from BURN FOR ME are available anymore.  The male model is now in the military, and the female model apparently no longer poses.   So the illustrator found these 2 models who are very similar, and I just wanted to send along. The cover curse strikes again!  I am actually kind of proud of this now.  Given that we are on Kate #4, I think it might actually be weird to … Continue Reading …

Cookies!

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Okay, this was too awesome not to share.  It made my day. Okay, does anybody else has an image of Hugh carrying cookies stuck in their head after this?  Much thanks to Lege for the coolness.  :D … Continue Reading …

Sick

pirates-dolphins

I was too hasty with my allergy blaming.  Apparently, I have a cold, which makes me a little wonky.  Now I have to be very careful I don't write something completely weird like wereferrets or something.  Or weredolphins.  Oh wait, too late.  In my defense, there is a historical precedent.  See?  I didn't make this up. I read a really dense text yesterday on Old Iranian dragonslayer myths and they had a dragon so large, that when it opened its mouth, the hero saw bodies stuck between its teeth.  How about that? Kirsāsp tells Ohrmazd that there was a horned dragon (Pers. aždahā-ī), swallowing men and horses, which has teeth as large as his … Continue Reading …

Behind on Sweep in Peace

I know we are behind on Sweep in Peace.  I am sorry. We just dumped a bunch of crazy stuff on Kate and Curran and it's eating my brain.  I am kind of my own this week, because Gordon is doing taxes.  But here is a small unfinished snippet of SiP. Orro raised his head to the sky, opened his mouth, and let out what could only be described as a primal yell. Since he was holding a butcher knife in one hand and a sharpening stick in the other, the effect was very dramatic. I waited. “Is he always like this?” Gaston asked me quietly. “I think so.” Orro stood frozen, seemingly lost to his despair. I counted in my head. One, two, … Continue Reading …

Allergies, Kitties, and Cameras

Tulip now

Just in the interest of future research for the sequel to BURN FOR ME, do people in Houston get the kind of allergies Austinites deal with?  Because I have to tell you, I never had allergies before we moved here.  The first year of cedar pollen wasn't too bad, the second was worse.  I am in my fourth year now, and I walk around the house explosively sneezing. And it's not just a cutesy little sneeze either.  It's the OMG, shots fired kind of sneeze.  I actually have to turn away from the keyboard every time my nose itches just in case.  I feel like I need to tape tissue boxes to the walls at regular intervals just to be on the safe … Continue Reading …

Jupiter Ascending

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Chaning Tatum with funny ears on magic roller skates fighting dinosaur with wings. Sean Bean does NOT die! Mila Kunis hits dude with a metal pipe. Big! Shiny! Boom! Explosions! Funny! Ruthless!  Over the top...  Go.  Go and have fun.  Go.  It is crazy and wild and it didn't make sense in a couple of places but it has Sense of Wonder.  :)  We really liked it.   … Continue Reading …

Honeybadger just doesn’t give a…

Okay, I usually don't post political commentary, but this is too good and too hilarious not to share.  Start at 4:15, because before that it's just Senate passive-aggressiveness.  I promise you, this is worth watching.     … Continue Reading …

Sakura Tree, Try 1

Sakura Trees, First Try

I promised to show how sakura turned out.   The results are mixed.  I really wanted more of an S shape to the trunk, but by the time I built up the branches to reasonable thickness, the wire wouldn't twist very well.  I also can't quite take a picture that would show the whole of the tree, because it turned out to be three dimensional. Click on images to make them bigger. Oh well. I hope Kid 2 likes it. … Continue Reading …