Because I’ve been spending way too much time in my head lately and after that way too much time on io9 (it’s where my brain goes to rest after thinking about story all day), I began to think about the movies I love, which then led to thinking about how my taste in movies defines me, which then led me to think about what I’d choose if somebody put a gun to Milton’s head and told me to pick one movie that represents my taste in story and my worldview. The movie that, if you like it, you will probably like me and I will probably like you. The movie that I would take to a desert island with me and play over and over. That movie.
This is Milton:
And this is my movie: read more >>
I’ve been thinking. Yes, again. read more >>
A couple of years ago I gave up resolutions in favor of plans. Last year, I gave up plans because the Universe kept hitting me with a bus over and over again, and I downgraded to “Just get through this day without screaming.” It worked pretty well; 2013 was better than 2012, although that’s like saying, “Being poked in the eye with a sharp stick is better than being stabbed in the heart with a dull spoon.” It was much better, but it was not great. HOWEVER, I have decided that I’m carrying all the good times from 2013 into 2014 with me and leaving the bad stuff behind, so 2014 is going to be FABULOUS. And then I realized that I’d made the same decision before, only about writing. read more >>
I know you all don’t celebrate Christmas, so I’m trying to be inclusive. Hope your holidays have been and will continue fabulous and your gifts are outrageously wonderful. My best one: a six inch clear plastic Christmas tree filled with eye-searing fuchsia and chartreuse LEDS that burned out about an hour after I got it home, I think because the people who gave it to me kept checking to make sure it worked. When you’re two, three, and five, you worry things will stop working when you stop looking at them. Also the lights were so pretty (direct quote from oldest gift-giver who picked it out with approval from siblings). It’s going to be on my mantel every Christmas from now on. Thank god the LEDs went out.
And now that Christmas is done, I can get back to work. read more >>
I realize that not all Arghs celebrate Thanksgiving, but I’m still grateful to all of you; you make this a better place with every comment you leave. So today, I’m thankful for the Argh People. And for gravy. In that order, which considering how much I love gravy is saying something. Here’s hoping you have a wonderful holiday season wherever you and whatever you celebrate. As my mother would say, I just want you to be happy.