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The Brothers Grimm - near miss

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radjacee swung by yesterday to crash for the night as she scouts new apartment locales in the area. Had a lovely time gabbing with her. We meant to watch The Brothers Grimm, but we all got to talking so much that it never came about.


Writing Stuff

Spent a ridiculously large chunk of time trying to map out the Taira family tree from Heian Era Japan. And I only wanted the first few generations even. I did eventually manage to untangle it and extract what I needed, and in the process I learned a lot of Heian culture, socioeconomics, and geopolitics, which yay, I'm glad to know, but I also feel like I've way over-researched what I'm expecting to be a 3-4K story.

My brain is full.
I'm feeling:
full full
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On March 8th, 2006 01:33 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
I often get sidetracked when I research, sucked in by all the fascinating data bits. I learned early on to only do ad hoc research when I write, otherwise I get so bogged down, going off on tangents and becoming obsessed by side interests, that I never get to writing the story. But on an up note, whenever I get stumped on what to write next, I just open my research folder and can usually find something that strikes my muse.
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On March 7th, 2006 02:07 pm (UTC), markdeniz commented:
We were supposed to watch it too but when I put it on the sound was playing backwards. I know Gilliam is a little off-the-wall but that is just too much!

Has been sorted now though and am looking forward to watching it!
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On March 8th, 2006 01:30 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Backwards?? Maybe your copy was possessed?
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On March 8th, 2006 02:29 pm (UTC), markdeniz replied:
No doubt! ;-)
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On March 7th, 2006 02:36 pm (UTC), reddherring1955 commented:
Maybe there'll be more than one story since you are over-flowing with factoids? "Kaboom," Eugie cries as she explodes, research spewing everywhere.
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On March 8th, 2006 01:29 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
'"Kaboom," Eugie cries as she explodes, research spewing everywhere.'

Ow! That sounds painful! You're just getting me back for that TNT prod from canadiansuzanne and me, aren't you? She started it!

As an aside, 'cause this comment made me chuckle, as your comments often do. Y'know, you write funny really well. I've noted it before with your articles for the Daily Dragon, and it's been bandied about before most notably with the recent camel flash, but I think you ought to write more humor. You've got a real flare for it, and humor is both really hard to write and in perpetual demand.

I'm just saying . . .
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On March 8th, 2006 03:23 pm (UTC), reddherring1955 replied:
But that humor muse is the shyest of all! I promise to keep trying to court her. Thanks for the nice words.
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