thrice the brinded cat hath mew’d

Now it is a strange thing, but things that are good to have and days that are good to spend are soon told about, and not much to listen to; while things that are uncomfortable, palpitating, and even gruesome, may make a good tale, and take a deal of telling anyway. They stayed long in […]

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what i’m reading right this second

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.  Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit hole, and that means comfort. –The Hobbit, […]

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the traveler by john twelve hawks

He knew that newspapers and television announcers reported on a certain level of reality. What was happening to him was on another level, like a parallel universe. All around him, different societies were growing larger or being destroyed, forming new traditions or breaking the rules while citizens pretended that the faces shown on television were […]

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on stranger shores

I am writing this to you from the shores of America. It is a fact that I still find hard to believe. The jet lag was horrible; I don’t recommend traveling across time zones with babies to anyone, ever, period, exclamation point, exclamation point, exclamation point. I spent 23 years of my life in America, […]

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more tiny house toys

The internet is full of Bauwagen toys.  (And by full I mean “contains about five different kinds upon being googled.”)  I found this one here.  Steep price for a play house that you could easily, and perhaps more charmingly, build yourself for under 100 euro.  Still, I like the idea.  Peter Lustig is probably to […]

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wherein china mieville makes me sad and neil gaiman makes me happy (wfc 2013 part 6)

China Mieville. His name on the program was the reason I had initially decided to attend World Fantasy. Then his name disappeared from the program. Had it all been a cruelly realistic dream? A dream that had resulted in tickets purchased and charges to my credit card? At the airport at 5 am I scrolled […]

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witches in the air

I meant to post this on Halloween. But photobucket wasn’t working and then Brighton swept me off of my feet. But I still wanted to share because…tiny dragon! Did you celebrate Halloween? It has arrived: The time for pumpkins and ghosts, crispy leaves and apple pie, early darkness and candles in the windows. I wish […]

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people i wish i had met at world fantasy, and people i’m very glad i did (wfc 2013 part 5)

I noticed her on the first day because of her t-shirt.  I didn’t get a very good look at it, but in passing thought I saw the word feminism.  Was there something about Marx on there as well?  My people?  Likely.  But panels happened, readings happened, and I didn’t get the chance to say hello.  […]

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wherein i find a place to rest my head and all is well in the land of eternal darkness (wfc 2013 part 4)

Just tuning in?  Catch up on my World Fantasy Convention saga with Part One (Scott Lynch!  Elizabeth Bear!  Trains!  Twitter!), Part Two (S.M. Stirling!  Missed connections!  Anxiety!  Rain!), and Part Three (Patrick Rothfuss!  Feminism in Fantasy writing!  Hope!). The way I saw it, I had several options: staying up all night drinking at the bar […]

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the third wagen has landed (seeing is believing)

We interupt your regularly scheduled report on the 2013 World Fantasy Convention to bring you OUR NEW FUCKING WAGEN. Holy shit. It is finally here. The work is finally done. We sold cursed (that’s pronounced curse-ed) Wagen to someone else, and then *magic* bought this one from a good friend. Holy holy shit. It is […]

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