Today’s VWVIE is a personal favorite of mine.
And now, for a few asides:
1. The topic was broached on Twitter as to what I would call my followers, if I wanted to call them something. And then the most wonderful suggestion ever was tweeted…NEARWHALS. I would call my followers NEARWHALS. Now, there’s the slight issue of my book being neither set in Near, nor containing any more narwhals than NW (which contained approximately zero), but I don’t care. As my housemate Rachel so eloquently put it, “Sorry, but that sh*t’s just too good to let go.”
So, yeah. Next step: BUTTONS.
2. FIREFLY. Okay, so it frequently comes to light on Twitter how many holes there on in my television education, and last night, when housemates Rachel and Jen learned about the Firefly-shaped hole, they were AGHAST, and promptly produced a DVD. Three episodes in, and can I just say YES. YES. YES. Also, it’s totally research. Not that I’m working on a space Western, but the character development! The dialogue! Totally justifiable, I think.
Now I’m off to my new favorite coffee shop to FIX ALL THE WORDS. Like a m-f-ing adult. Or rather, like a writer on deadline, which generally bears almost NO resemblance to an adult whatsoever, but rather a wailing panda with a mission and a bottle of jack…see, that’s what happens when I blog before caffeine. I should come with warning labels.