July 17th, 2008

ugly_bugger by nanfoodle

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Why I am not a novelist in one word.

Rewrites.

Waddaya mean, rewrite? Rework bits as I go, yes, a hundred times if necessary: an excellent way of getting into the mood to write the next bit. Edit as I go, edit after I've gone, most certainly-- I write to edit as Kurosawa shot to edit. But start from the beginning and do huge chunks all over again, if not actually write the whole thing a second time from scratch? No way, man. What's written is written, and if it doesn't work as written, tough. Maybe the next story will.
goujun_final

King John said sadly, 'As I feared'

No Gaiden ep in this month's issue. Some nice bookmarks, but not $25 worth.

From abyss_goat, this story, currently making the forum rounds. "The 70-year-old Chinese man who hand-carved over 6,000 stairs up a mountain for his 80-year-old wife has passed away in the cave which has been the couple's home for the last 50 years." Sniff snerf.

(That page is immensely slow-loading. The photos can be more easily seen here.)
woxin ancient Gjn

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Absence of content attributable to heat-fried brains (and no, it's *still* not that hot, whatever the local papers say.)

Bwah hah hah.

The odd thing is that seeing that line, I realized that at one point I'd memorized that whole speech. And forgotten that I did so, though I remember (and can quote) the other stuff I memorized for the course- the prologue to Every Man in his Humour and Faustus' last speech.