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Coyote Musings
Coyote handsome
his coat the same brown
as the dust from which he rises


What is the sound of one hand slapping Schroedinger's cat?


The Quantum Duck goes "quark, quark."

September 2010
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Missing Left Sock Beast [userpic]
Monday Morning Note

This note brought to you by the Sparks Weather Department:

OMG 10 degrees WTF?


Can we trade? It's 68 degrees here! WTF indeed!

I am so glad I'm going to Diamond Bar for Christmas. It's not supposed to get above freezing here all week.

You know, I like the cold. I know you know this. However, there are limits.

48º here,

how do you make that little degree symbol?

eta: you c&p form someone's post. :-D

Or use the HTML named character entity °, like this: °.

Aha! For I could not do [alt]+248 on my Mac and have it work. Thank you!

I use named character entities so much when posting online that I sometimes find myself typing “ and ” when I’m not in a medium where I can use “curly quotes”...

Oops. Not unlike doing VB code in the LJ environment, which I've been known to do.

Yeah, hasn't been very Christmasy here in MD. Colder today, but yesterday it was 74. Zoinks!

Then again, my little San Diego heart was weeping silently in joy. :)

I'm taking this back to your personal journal from knitting_snark (I hope that's ok) because it's way off topic and feels a little personal.

I read Coyote Thursday. I liked it. I don't say that lightly as I'm very critical of writing (being a "writer" [read: doesn't finish things and doesn't have the balls to submit anything to a publisher] myself) and I found nothing that pissed me off. I know that sounds like low praise but most major successful authors tend to churn out things that make me want to stab them in the eyes during certain parts (horribly obvious plot devices, endless repetition, eye-rolling dialogue, etc.) Anyway, it was quite nice. Your tenses all agreed (I wasn't looking for flaws mind you, but I saw none) and the time jumps were frequent enough to lend a bit of mystery and weight but not so frequent as to be frustrating.

I'm sorry, I know you didn't ask for a critique or anything but I figured giving an actual thought-out opinion would be more meaningful than just saying "I liked it" as that sounds indifferent and placating.

I didn't realise that you didn't want the site directly linked, if you'd rather I didn't poke into any more stories, I won't. :)

No, go on and poke around (and I love thoughtful criticism/opinions, so don't worry on that account!). It's just that we ding people in K_S all the time for linking to their webpages, so I try not to. ;)

That said, like any writer I'm glad to hear you liked it. I need to go hunting markets for it again, I think.