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Hmm. I've had a couple spam comments in my blog in the last couple weeks. They're the first spam I've had here in LJ-land. Wonder if the spammers are getting better at circumnavigating the anti-spam protocols LJ has in place or if the anti-spam protocols went through some "upgrade" that fubarred them.

Anyhoo, on Sunday, I hung out with and assisted terracinque and donovanj99 while they conducted a photoshoot thingy. We roamed the Decatur square area whereupon I was charmed by much of the flora and architecture: the old courthouse, a lovely church, a brick alley (the one next to Eddie's Attic) with wrought iron banisters and copper downspouts, and sweeping magnolia trees. I snapped several pix of terracinque with my point-and-shoot Nikon CoolPix and here are a few of my favs:




I'm rather pleased at how these turned out. And isn't terracinque lovely?

   

Writing Stuff

Spent the weekend playing catch-up on much of the outstanding Tangent work and am mostly--but not quite completely--caught up. Taming hamsters, rah.


Published:
- Part 2 of my "Writing Multicultural Fiction for Children" article is now up at Writing-World. Go read, yo!


New Words:
- 1300 on "Hannya-Shin-Kyo"--which I'm really starting not to like as a title; started tossing around "A Single, Sincere Prayer Can Move Heaven" as an alternative, but I'm not sure I like that better--and it's at zero draft. Whew. I foisted it on fosteronfilm to first reader and loaded it up to Critters. Looks like I'm in good shape to meet my November deadline, assuming, of course, that Critter consensus doesn't require me to do a complete overhaul.

Zokutou word meter
6,091 / 6,000
(101.5%)
I'm feeling:
accomplished accomplished
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On October 18th, 2006 07:50 pm (UTC), basletum commented:
Hamsters. Those little furballs just won't stop breeding.

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On October 19th, 2006 04:21 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
And no matter how you floss, the fuzz catches in your teeth . . . damn figurative rodentia.
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On October 18th, 2006 08:46 pm (UTC), neo_prodigy commented:
absolutely lovely pics.
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On October 19th, 2006 04:22 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks!
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On October 18th, 2006 09:42 pm (UTC), n_decisive commented:
Nice photos!
terracinque *is* lovely, but it's possible I may have mentioned that myself once.

If I'm luckier next year, perhaps I'll make it to D*C and get a chance to say so in person!
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On October 19th, 2006 04:22 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Re: Nice photos!
It would rawk muchly if you could make D*C next year!
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On October 18th, 2006 11:29 pm (UTC), wistling commented:
Not too fond of either title, to tell you the truth...the second one's too long, and the first one isn't English so you lose all the grabbiness.
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On October 19th, 2006 04:26 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Actually, the first title, in its entirety is: "Hannya-Shin-Kyo: The Stillness Between Thoughts." Which is, again, too long. Grumf. I brainstormed a bit more and came up with "Emptiness of Form" which I don't find particularly catchy, but if I don't come up with something better, it'll probably be what I go with. Argh.
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On October 19th, 2006 03:59 am (UTC), keesa_renee commented:
Eugie!! You're back!! :pounces::huggles: It's been WAY too long since you've posted here! (Heh...I should talk...)

I've missed you.
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On October 19th, 2006 04:30 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Eek! *huggles back* Sorry 'bout the sporadic nature of my posts of late. I'm hoping that once I punt a few more hamsters away, I'll have more time to be sociable.
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On October 19th, 2006 06:21 am (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
Hanna-Shin-Kyo
Reading it in Critters and enjoying immensely, as I've done all your stories I've read. I agree about the title not being right, you may lose some potential audience. The english alternative is intriguing. I like it.
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On October 19th, 2006 04:32 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Re: Hanna-Shin-Kyo
Why, thank you, O anonymous reader! And yah, I'm still wringing my brain, trying to come up with a good title. Right now, I'm leaning towards "Emptiness of Form," but that's not floating my socks either.
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On October 19th, 2006 03:18 pm (UTC), matt_wallace commented:
Where are all the attractive women leaning against trees and smiling when I go to the park?
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On October 19th, 2006 04:33 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
See, you're going to the wrong park. Unless your park is expressly labeled as one of the "attractive smiling women leaning against trees" parks, then you're outta luck .
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On October 19th, 2006 04:57 pm (UTC), sruna commented:
Lovely pix!

Hey - are we going to see you and fosteronfilm this Saturday? We're trying to round up our RSVPs as we still need LOTS more help!

*hugs*
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On October 19th, 2006 05:02 pm (UTC), sruna replied:
Didn't mean to post as a reply to a post - looks like I might have. Sorry!
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On October 20th, 2006 08:03 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Oop! Sorry for not RSVPing! I asked fosteronfilm to respondez for us, and well . . . y'know. Alas, we can't make your pumpkin slice-and-dice, but we'll be gutting gourds with you in spirit.
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On October 19th, 2006 09:13 pm (UTC), orig_ladycat commented:
Congrats on finishing!! Go go edits now! The pics turned out nicely too.
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On October 20th, 2006 08:04 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks, sweetie!
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