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My posts have been full of gloom and grump of late, so I wanted to make a post of airy lightness and fluffy skunks. And then my network card belly-uped, so I can no longer access the Internet on the computer upstairs, Hobkin sicked up his lunch, and HP still hasn't shipped back my laptop.

*gurgle* Calmblueocean. Calmblueocean!

I could really use some humor. Fortunately, my flist/reading list is chock full of excellent writers, Hobkin, though ill is still undeniably cute, and the AP occasionally throws me a bone.

The bone(r): Dick Cheney Shoots Fellow Hunter. Yup. Our country's esteemed VP went quail shooting and shot a lawyer. Nope, it's not an Onion article. This is legit.

Okay, that giggle fix was unmitigated schadenfreude. Bad me. (*snerk*) For something completely different (and wholesome), skunk pictures:

Blah . . .



"Nyahhh!"


This is the sight that often greets me when I wake up in the morning.



And finally, patricia_kirby is a talented writer (with whom I'm sharing a ToC in Modern Magic). She provides a very helpful (and hilarious) primer on the nature of horses in fiction (heroic fantasy writers especially, take note): Horses For Dummies and Writers (. . . And Editors).

   


Writing Stuff

And as a continuation of this positive post (brought to you by the letter "G" and the number Pi), I discovered that Jason Sizemore nominated "Oranges, Lemons, and Thou Beside Me" for the Southeast Science Fiction Awards (SESFA) 2005 Best Short Fiction category.

Squee!!

Okay, back to my regularly scheduled grousing . . .
I'm feeling:
giggly giggly
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On February 13th, 2006 03:10 pm (UTC), m0nkeygrl commented:
Humor
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On February 14th, 2006 06:27 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Re: Humor
Thank you.
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On February 13th, 2006 03:25 pm (UTC), elvesforeyes commented:
Nice skunk!
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On February 14th, 2006 06:29 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
"Nice" not so much, but bratty and mischievous, as well as cute and endearing, totally.
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On February 13th, 2006 03:41 pm (UTC), teratologist commented:
Congratulations!

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On February 14th, 2006 06:29 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thank you!
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On February 13th, 2006 03:43 pm (UTC), newroticgirl commented:
awwwwwwww!! *overcome by the cuteness of skunk tongue*

so... how often do you sneak a skunk or two into your writing? ;)
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On February 14th, 2006 06:34 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
"how often do you sneak a skunk or two into your writing?"

Undoubtedly far more often than I ought to! To date, Hobkin's been the direction inspiration for around half a dozen stories, and the indirect cause of quite a few more. The fuzzwit's got character!
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On February 13th, 2006 03:53 pm (UTC), reddherring1955 commented:
Good luck with the nomination for your story. And thanks for the reference to the Cheney fiasco. How could it have been an accident if the man walked up behind him?? Now what does our "esteemed" VP have against the Texas head of funeral parlors?
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On February 14th, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
I dunno, maybe Cheney got confused and thought he was hunting sharks instead of quail?
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On February 13th, 2006 04:02 pm (UTC), jimhines commented:
Ooh - thanks for the horse primer link. I managed to avoid most of those, but I'll need to fix at least one bit in my novel-in-progress. D'oh!
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On February 14th, 2006 06:36 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Yer quite welcome, but the thanks should all go to Pat for penning such a masterpiece in the first place!
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On February 13th, 2006 04:43 pm (UTC), puskunk commented:
Lazy skunk! We moved ours into the other room, they should get more sunlight and such now.
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On February 14th, 2006 06:37 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Isn't "lazy skunk" redundant?
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On February 14th, 2006 06:39 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Smushed is a natural state for skunk-kind. Or maybe Hobkin's hoping someone will pour a pitcher of syrup over him? Skunk pancakes . . . mmm, fuzzy.
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On February 13th, 2006 04:48 pm (UTC), faerie_writer commented:
LOL! You got skunk raspberried! ;P
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On February 14th, 2006 06:41 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
It was inevitable. Hobkin is greatly unimpressed by picture-taking.
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On February 13th, 2006 05:27 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
Skunky nose, skunky rug, skunky tongue.

Crappy Monday, but all better after skunk-ta-cular pics.

Pat Kirby
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On February 14th, 2006 06:43 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Skunk therapy. Almost wish I could bottle it. Except after the "bonsai kitten" hoax, I don't wanna give anyone any ideas. Hope your Tuesday is turning out better than your Monday!
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On February 14th, 2006 06:44 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
*snerk* Thankee kindly.
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On February 13th, 2006 09:03 pm (UTC), sewedel commented:
Our country's esteemed VP went quail shooting and shot a lawyer.</a>

You know, I hadn't thought about the incident in terms of Dick doing us a favor. If you're gonna shoot someone, it really should be a lawyer.

Cheer up! It could be your ass somebody is picking pellets from.
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On February 14th, 2006 06:45 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Always a silver lining. Although it wasn't Mr. Lawyer's "ass" per se that Cheney hit . . .
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On February 13th, 2006 11:26 pm (UTC), microwench commented:
Hobkin is quite possibly THE cutest thing on the planet. The first shot looks like you poured him onto your floor...

Cuteness!!!
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On February 14th, 2006 06:46 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks! And having a partially-liquid skeletal structure would indeed explain some of the contortions Hobkin puts himself into . . .
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On February 14th, 2006 12:08 am (UTC), basletum commented:
So Dick sprayed a lawyer...with pellets.
LMAO!!!
I feel sorry for the lawyer, and Dick probably feels like crap over it, but...
LMAO!!!
Why do I get this feeling that jibJab's preparing a cartoon over this as we speak?

And Hobkin has personality to spare. He could be a movie star.
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On February 14th, 2006 06:48 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
"And Hobkin has personality to spare. He could be a movie star."

Well, he's been immortalized in my fiction (several times). I don't think he much cares about fame . . .
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On February 14th, 2006 06:50 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Hobkin's also fond of jabbing that cute-but-cold nose in my ear. There's nothing quite like being woken up by a skunk nose . . .
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