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things buzzy hasn't managed to do | a pretty pdf of the wingfic

things buzzy hasn't managed to do | a pretty pdf of the wingfic

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fraser and ray: duet
Okay, so I still have not wrangled any html on the website front, or worked out how to edit Episodic Romance with chapters (because I might have been a little crazy with a 70,000 word continuous narrative) and I really want to get back to writing some On the Inside because, word, it feels good and I might have sorted all my plot issues for the moment. I just need to embrace het for a while.

Like Archimedes, I thought about turning Episodic into a pdf with nice page numbers and maybe a bit of illustration. Then I realised (after more mp3 player wrangling, which I think might have actually worked) that perhaps I should start with something smaller.

This Land Was Made For You And Me (pdf version 180kb)
Originally posted to livejournal September 3rd 2007
Fraser/Kowalski Wingfic rated PG-13
Stunning graphic by sandrainthesun.
Equally stunning beta work by woolly_socks and mickeymvt
“Ray sits on a boulder at the edge of the lakeshore. The rock is somewhere between the colour of rust and sunburnt skin; the colour changing with every flicker of the autumn sun through the trees. It’s still hotter than Ray expected it to be here. And it is still too light for the mosquitoes and midges to come to feast on his bare skin. Lichen grows on the rock like some organic tattoo. The water laps up against it, betraying that the water is nowhere near as calm as it appears.”

Going to an archaeology talk later, hope certain people of my acquaintance aren't there. Yes, _unhurt_ this is the guy who was subject of that obit I mentioned.
  • Keep the writing mood, I am lloking forward to its outcome :)
    • Miles to go before I sleep (or at least, put this baby to bed).

      Now, I should stop shirking and get some writing done before I have to go out.
  • I wish I could get my act togetherthese days

    Story ideas, stuff to post and no time.

    And I owe you a nice long phone call.

    BTW - I've been "stocking the pond" so to speak by reading more lately and have rediscovered my love of pulp age fantasy. Specifically Clark Ashton Smith and Jack Vance - have you read either of those?
    • Re: I wish I could get my act togetherthese days

      I know the no-time thing. I need to photograph my stitchy-project.

      I might be off work on Tuesday (but bbd has made a suggestion that means I may be out anyway) but back on Wednesday. And out this Saturday 12-1500 gmt. Just so you know.

      I went past a card shop and they had a gorgeous art deco cards display. And I went, Joe, uh, he had his birthday, right? Get home and check and... *sigh*

      I think there might be some Vance somewhere downstairs, but no. I spent my teens reading Asimov and Who tie-ins. I had a disillusionment with Asimov's dirty uncle-ness in the last Elijah Bailey book.
      • Re: I wish I could get my act togetherthese days

        Asimov has the dirty uncle quality and I didn't like it either, so that's not just you.

        You will love Vance - especially the Dying Earth stuff. The prose is so beautifully balanced and florid it reads the way the Royal Gardens look. And CAS has a real wit to him that kind of created the whole American school of High Fantasy before it became Yanks trying to Tolkienize. CAS is like a hard fantasy Lovecraft with a sense of humour and a less-is-more aesthetic.
        • Re: I wish I could get my act togetherthese days

          I know he groped one person on my f-list at a con.

          (Strangely, I don't feel the same way about Roald Dahl in spite of reading My Uncle Oswald twice. Maybe writers encountered before puberty are immune or something.

          Not really related but, I named a goodly chunk of the cast of the last bfp after Stratmeyer Syndicate "authors". Realising that Carolyn Keene didn't exist was one weird bit of sixth form, even if, when I think about it, I was more than aware that nobody could be writing that many books etc etc)

          Either I need to dig out the dining room bookcase or go to Misanthropic Books next time I have an lunch hour. Just a hint: don't open a second hand bookshop in Dover. We have lots of charity shops.
          • Re: I wish I could get my act togetherthese days

            See - all of this is still good for Joes to know.

            We've talked about Claremont's assumptive plays on nubile young fangirls in Ottawa conventions back in the 80s, I believe - that was just.. well, it was the first time I'd seen a pro go all to pieces like that.

            Also - I have reasons to believe that the final straw in Dave & Deni Sim's marriage was Deni hopping on the back of Paul Smith's motorcycle and riding back to California with him after the con that was the same week as his double-sized X-Men issue came out in the summer of 1984. I was there for that. That was ugly.
            • Re: I wish I could get my act togetherthese days

              Joe, I wish I could thathom (eh?) your icon.

              Now, that sounds ugly. eep!

              I just went to a lecture thing where every fourth word was "er". Considering it was about local archaeology and not the Indus valley... it was painful. Also, the shop didn't use the tickets as credit against the book sales *sigh* It almost killed the squee of finding a really shiny looking needlework book (which I couldn't buy, shop closed and they took out the tea shop. Woe! Woe! Thrice times woe! I liked the tea shop because a) it was good and b)it was not coffee - ugh!)
              • Re: I wish I could get my act togetherthese days


                The icon is of The Wheelers - a group of bullying bad guys in the third OZ book and in RETURN TO OZ which was a movie adaptation of the same from 1985.

                I'm not having a good day, Miss Rachel...
                • Re: I wish I could get my act togetherthese days

                  I got some kind of Oz-based race-memory telling me Oz. (Yeep! Does that make sense or can I just use Quatermas and the jumping puppet giant ants as an illustration?)

                  Oh, Joe! I send lots of squishing and less jokes about Mesopotamian civilizations. I wish I had something to de-suck your day. It would be like the sucking monster from Yellow Submarine except it wouldn't suck everything but will still tidy himself away nicely once all the sucking was over.
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    Can I link to this from the Wingfic master list?
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