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Happy Candlemas to one and all! Hope everyone had a fun and festive Imbolic.

Matthew regaled me with stories of his adventures in Utah. He got in to see Neil Gaimen's Mirror Mask at SunDance, and then went up to talk to him and get his contact information. He got to rub elbows with celebrities; I got iced in with a skunk by a freak winter storm. Humph.

Writing Stuff:

Received an 11-day "nice writing here but . . . " from JJA of F&SF. Sigh. Once upon a time I got alases from GVG.

Also received my corrected honorable mention certificate for "Gifts Not Asked For" from the WoTF folks.

Re-writing commences apace on the huli jing tale. Two passes. Good progress. Ready to send it out to mroctober in a couple days, I believe. And it made britzkrieg and aimeempayne cry, woohoo! Actually, I'm gratified to hear that it elicited that response from several critters. Always love it when I wrench an emotional response from my readers.

Been doing a lot of Tangent stuff. I assume it'll be less time intensive down the road, but right now it's taking up most of my free waking hours.

Club 100 for Writers

I'm feeling:
busy busy
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On February 2nd, 2005 02:36 pm (UTC), reudaly commented:
JJA has no sense of humor. He also seems to be a darned good gatekeeper, because NOTHING seems to get through to GVG.
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On February 2nd, 2005 03:40 pm (UTC), britzkrieg replied:
No kidding!

My proudest writing accomplishment? I presume that I managed to "grab" JJA with a short story. Alas, I did not "hold" him.
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On February 2nd, 2005 03:46 pm (UTC), reudaly replied:
Go check my post a couple weeks back where I talk about him not having a bio-engineered, karaoke singing dinosaur hold his interest.

The man HAS NO SENSE OF HUMOR. And talking to some other reader/writers - the "seriousness" of the magazine lately is NOT going unnoticed. Because GVG DOES have a sense of humor.
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On February 2nd, 2005 03:54 pm (UTC), britzkrieg replied:
I don't know if your rejection is proof that JJA has no sense of humor, but it does fit a pattern I've perceived based on other snippets of info. I don't actually read the magazine, but I've heard that "dark fantasy" is "in," there and elsewhere -- even though the submission guidelines state that the magazine welcomes humor.

My story was not humor, per se, but it was very, very quirky.

Are people canceling subscriptions because of the magazine's "seriousness"?
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On February 2nd, 2005 03:59 pm (UTC), reudaly replied:
No, they're not canceling - they're just getting bored and bitchy about not having the variety they once did in the magazine.
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On February 2nd, 2005 02:46 pm (UTC), aimeempayne commented:
He got in to see Neil Gaimen's Mirror Mask at SunDance

I am incredibly jealous. I want to see that movie so bad.

And it made britzkrieg and aimeepoynter cry, woohoo!

You are evil, Eugie. Evil, I say!
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On February 2nd, 2005 03:39 pm (UTC), britzkrieg replied:
Not "evil," Aimee -- "wicked." Like a fox. ;-)
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On February 2nd, 2005 07:51 pm (UTC), aimeempayne replied:
Ah yes, wicked like a fox. That seems about right.
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On February 2nd, 2005 03:39 pm (UTC), greenlight711 commented:
I went to Sundance last year. You couldn't throw a stone without hitting a celebrity. Craziness ...
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