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Thanks to aberwyn (and french_teacher) for mentioning the wonderful - and slightly painful - video posted over at seachanges

Dave Freer's "Dragon's Ring" Now Out!

You can find some info on it here.

There are interesting reviews out, such as one which compares its characters to Lois McMaster Bujold's Fawn and Dag characters from The Sharing Knife.

Check it out.  The man himself not only blogs the way Heinlein's Manny character would (if The Moon is a Harsh Mistress were today), he writes stories even better.

Rated:
Introsprective, Innovative Ideas
Rollicking Fun
Not Always PG



On a related note, Dave pointed his LJ readers to this interesting take LeGuin had on the Lehrer news hour's Margaret Atwood's comments on SF.

Egads.  No talking cabbages equals Not SF??  *sigh*

Hi! Stopping By for a Quiz, lol



You Are the Bow Pose



You are an open hearted person. You seek connections and make them easily.

You are naturally generous - especially with your love and your time.



You have a knack for thinking up interesting ideas. You are an inventor and a creator.

You approach everything in life with a relaxed attitude. You accept what you can't change.


2009's Diversicon 17

We attended Diversicon 17 this last weekend, and while it ran really hot to sometime-cold, as usual, all had fun and many good panels, conversations, and meals were had, and friends and colleagues were made.  Good stuff.  I was even gifted with a (drunken) oracle's prophecy (man, she was spot-on!).

Thanks, Eric, and thanks to all the rest of those who made the convention possible.

And thanks to Bandana Square for the wonderful native plants, gardens, trains and other really cool stuff around the BestWestern Hotel there.  Made my and my familys' day, that walk. :>

Hippo Birdie today, and all....

Still Alive

I'm still alive, just been really busy in rl, so have cut time on various sites to lurker or less.  ((Hugs!))

How Rare Is Your Personality?

Your Personality is Very Rare (INFP)
Your personality type is dreamy, romantic, elegant, and expressive.

Only about 5% of all people have your personality, including 6% of all women and 4% of all men
You are Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Perceiving.

What City Do You Belong In?

You Belong in London
A little old fashioned, and a little modern.
A little traditional, and a little bit punk rock.
A unique soul like you needs a city that offers everything.
No wonder you and London will get along so well.

Still Here

Just have been very sick, then . then even sicker *cough, hack, snuffle*, and am working on getting rid of the latest ick.  Not fun.  Behind on a number of things.

In Other News: My The Milkweed Project Progress 

Today I finished getting my filet crochet design charted out properly. Must now review how to do more advanced combinations when actually doing crocheting (my design uses more advanced techniques that were inspired by a circa 1918 British Wall Hanging filet crochet design, though not quite as complex [it's not called for in my design]).

To clarify, most filet crochet leaves a space (ch 2, dc), or a block (3dc), but I'm using bars and lacets, too. Bars (--) are ch5, dc, and lacets (\ /) are ch3, sc, ch3, dc.  And they can be used in part (half a bar = a line across only one block's space, and a lacet [looks like a chevron pointing down] can be halved, too, slanting down "\" or up "/") and in combination. Usually a lacet is topped by a bar, so it's more stable, but may be topped by a block, and others, though those are a little more difficult.

And yes: cr = crochet, dc = double crochet, ch = chain, sc = single crochet.  Took me decades to "kin" those terms!

And I've decided to add-on the macrame portion as sampler selections, of lovely macrame knottery combinations. SO glad my mother gave me her old (c) 1969 and 1974 macrame books! So clear in their instructions, and so many old and then-contemporary projects shown in the pictures.  Gotta love it.

~Will get back to fairy tale retelling work when my head's not quite so fuzzy.  Seems hand-work always comes back before writing stuffs.

TTFN!

How Do You Color Your Life?

You Color Your Life With Intense Warmth
You are a down to earth, stable person. You can be relied on.
You enjoy the outdoors. There's something about being in nature that makes you feel really blissful.

While you are responsible, you aren't boring. You have a lot of flair and style.
You enjoy creative projects of all sorts. You're a very visual person.

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