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Procrastinations [Aug. 20th, 2007|02:59 pm]
Young Geoffrey
More notes mostly to self. Feel free to skip over. Or

I was out last night for a beer with sck5000, following a long day's paralysis. I tried to describe yesterday's frustrations, saying, "My hands literally started to shake when I tried to type," adding that it was especially vexing because, "The fucking thing is 90% done, just needs a little cutting and some re-working."

In retrospect, I don't think my hands did "literally" shake, but it felt true when I said it. But there you have it, and here I am, still delaying what should be the end of an easy job.

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Despite the lack of a Morning Pages entry today, I did do one, only it threatens to turn into a story, so I've make it private, if only for the time being.

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While not writing today, I finished reading Julie Phillips' superb biography of the noted SF writer, James Tiptree, Jr.. Tiptree was in fact a woman named Alice B. Sheldon and one who - unlike most writers - also led a remarkably interesting life (and death).

I am not now, nor ever was a Tiptree "fan", but I had read and been impressed by a number of her stories, and read a never of very good reviews of Phillips' book when it was published in hardback last year. I stopped in at Bakka-Phoenix last week, saw that it was now in paperback and snapped it up.

It certainly deserves the National Book Critics Circle Award it won. This is biography as it is supposed to be written. Honest and non-judgemental about the subject's life, and never giving in to the temptation to melodrama, it is also socialogically penetrating and Phillips has a good critic's ear for Tiptree's fiction.

If I can force myself to get town to my own work, I may go out a little early and try to draft a real review before I meet vernski later this evening.

Which, yes, means it's time for Young Geoffrey to shut up and Face the Essay.

Wish me luck.

[User Picture]From: sck5000
2007-08-21 05:49 am (UTC)

ad hominem attack 3

Are you sure you posted a private entry? My mole in your inner sanctum has not forwarded anything. Although it may be that it wasn't worth forwarding if you just went on and on again about how Doctor Who is an integral part of your PANTHEON OF GAY SUPERMEN, immortalized forever with a taffeta star on a fur-lined boulevard somewhere with the likes of Richard Simmons and Rosie O'donnell, Bert & Ernie and that purple teletubby, who I presume in your personal mythology of omnipotent father-figures, is the Zeus-like overlord.

I am finally starting to understand why your wastepaper baskets are always full of mutilated coat-hangers, integral to some perverted worship ritual in which you must take the shape of the divine priest-king while watching Doctor Who constantly escape to safety in his homosexual cloaking device.

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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2007-08-25 12:06 am (UTC)

Re: ad hominem attack 3

Your mole becomes less and less credible as the days go by (unless I am schizophrenic, in the vernacular sense of the term). Doctor Who is not gay, he is openly pan-sexual, though thus far - as befits a children's video biography - he keeps the details to himself.

Incidentally, I have located and packaged a small plastic box of pencil-leads for who. All that remains is to deliver them to your ever-so charming mailbox.
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[User Picture]From: sck5000
2007-08-25 12:59 am (UTC)

Re: ad hominem attack 3

Thank you. Can you put a bicycle tire pump and some kind of chain oil in the box as well. I might be becoming some kind of bicycle thief.

You're wrong about Doctor Who. I have seen every episode at least three times, including the bootlegs of him Live and Hammersmith where he admits that his elevator is a homosexual time machine in which he travels to remote and exotic locations to have sex with remoter and exoticker life forms, but that all of those parts wind up being cut from the final edit. The show was originally pitched as a galactic sex adventure in which the protagonist only incidentally saves the universe while pursuing his main objective of experiencing sexual delights across many dimensions with as many gay creatures as possible. He doesn't like women because he considers them inferior and incomplete, and the final episode was supposed to be the culmination of his galactic sexual conquest when all women are enslaved on baby farms for the sole purpose of producing child warriors. He is a misogynist and a child-beater. It is revealed in hidden easter eggs on the DVD.

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