Wednesday, September 19, 2007


Wow! I got such a lovely response yesterday, and everyone seems to like my little magnets so much! Very exciting, especially since I designed them myself and came up with the catchphrase all on me own.

So, I'm extending the little mini contest. Pimp the League, and specifically me (mentioning how cool and funny I am and especially how you can't wait to get your hot little hands on your very own copy of Personal Demons when it comes out) and you're in with a chance. AND, I'm pretty sure I'll be giving away more than one magnet. Because y'all seriously blew me away with how enthusiastic you were. (Unless you were just faking it, and inside thinking, "She expects us to get excited about a dumb little magnet? WTF? Cheapskate. Guess I'll say something nice, but...sheesh." In which case...ow, that was mean!) a fit of dorky excitement, I created something else. Check this out:

It needs some tweaking--I'd like the image to fill the entire clockface but there doesn't seem to be a way to do that on CafePress--but I'm pleased with it. I think it might be a fun prize giveaway at some point, which is the important thing.

And speaking of the League, Mark Henry is over there today, probably being hysterical, because that's what Mark does (hysterical as in funny, not as in, um, running around flailing his hands and crying like a girlie.) Oh, and the League has an RSS feed now, and it's synidcated on livejournal too, that's here.

What else? The Eighth Wand is on the coming soon page at EC! It's listed as a Tricks or Treats antho story rather than Torrid Tarot, but I'm sure they'll fix it as soon as they're awake over there in the US. Lol, I'm jinxed when it comes to those listings!

There was something else, too, and I don't remember what it was, but it was another updatey kind of thing. What sucks is, as much as it's exciting to have news to share, it's probably not as interesting for you guys who comment (and the hundred or so every day who don't, shame on you). So I guess I'll reserve Mondays for those posts (I'd do Fridays but I don't get as many comments on Fridays.) I don't know what I'll talk about this Friday, but my next big post will be about rape and forced seduction, and the heroes who do those things.

Watched Miller's Crossing again last night. I love that movie so much.

And it's officially fall here--although we didn't really have a summer. The temperatures have already been down in the 50s here, and even lower up north, like, freezing lower. Fall is my favorite season, hands down, I love the warming food, I love the bite in the air, I love the colors, I love it all. And this year hubs is taking Thanksgiving and the day after ff work, so we'll have a proper holiday.

Is it fall where you are? What are you looking forward to about fall?

Oh, and raise your hands everyone who thinks OJ has a snowball's chance of getting out of jail this time. *hands firmly in lap*


Charles Gramlich said...

The beginnings of fall here. I love it too. And I think I'm going to raise my hand. I figure OJ will get a slap on the wrist, maybe spend a little time in jail but not much.

kirsten imma saell said...

Fall sucks where I live. You don't tend to get crisp air and colorful leaves. You get rain--sometimes 168 hours a week of it--and the leaves rot off the trees. You get huge brown spiders invading your house, because for some reason there are no screens on the windows here. You turn your lights off at 1:00 p.m., and then back on again at 2:30, becasue it's dark ALL THE TIME. You don't need blinds, because the mold grows 3/4 of the way up the windowpanes.

You get my point.

There is one good thing, though. I go from having 5, sometimes 6, kids (5-20 years old) at home all the time, to having 3 in school, so my stress and workload go down by half. And we get Thanksgiving in October here, which is nice. If I had to wait through an extra month of rain for my turkey, I'd probably do something regrettable.

I'm looking forward to your next big post. Most of my characters are pretty violent, and sometimes they do things other people might not approve of.

On the OJ thing, I'm not holding my breath. Judge or jury, let's just say that North Americans can be pretty retarded when in comes to who should be in jail and who shouldn't. I'd be some freaking pissed if he gets off, but I wouldn't be surprised. Did you ever read Outrage in America by Vincent Bugliosi? He's the guy who prosecuted Charles Manson, and he does an in depth study of why OJ got off. Not only does it place the blame firmly where it belongs, but it contains the line "gonads of a thousand elephants." Well worth the read.

Sorry about the long comment! Maybe I do have enough to say to fill a blog. ;)


December/Stacia said...

You think, Charles? Anything's possible--I certainly won't be surprised if you're right--but I wonder if people won't be so ready to lock him up and throw away the key that nothing else will matter.

Yes, kis, you do have enough to fill a blog, ffs! And you KNOW I hear you about the puzzling lack of screens on windows, what is up with that? I understand it on historical buildings, but sheesh. We finally had to start vacuuming up the spiders a month or so ago--we had almost two dozen in various parts of the house--eleven in the kitchen alone.

I'd like to read that book--on whose shoulders does he place the blame?

Anonymous said...

My daughter is bringing every leaf that has a bit of a color change on it inside. :/ We made a spontaneous trip to the thrift store Monday and she picked out a Halloween costume. I hadn't planned on getting her on there, because size restrictions and stuff. But she saw it and HAD to have it. Last year she was Blade, and got quite discouraged because no one guessed that a 2 year old Caucasian girl was... well, Blade. So this year she got a fluffy pink sparkly dress. She plans to wear her sparkly shoes and a set of wings to it and being a fairy princess.

Karen Erickson said...

I love fall! I've been buying dishes in the shape of leaves of all things the last couple of days. So cute! This is my favorite time of year - I also love Halloween.

OJ - that crap is so lame. I smell a rat in all of it - it doesn't seem right. Of course I also think he's a murderer who got off so there ya go. ;)

kirsten imma saell said...

He puts the blame on Judge Ito, who viewed the trial as his own personal sideshow;

the initial judge who allowed the change of venue from a neighborhood of Simpson's peers (ie, the super rich) to one of his fans, for whom he didn't have the time of day once he escaped the ghetto;

and on the prosecutors, who allowed the Mark Fuhrman N-word thing to stand unchallenged, even though they had plenty of character witnesses (of various races) available who would have testified he wasn't a racist. The same prosecutors who couldn't even be bothered to rehearse their closing arguments, let alone write them down beforehand. Can you imagine? Standing up and arguing for several hours, without even a point-by-point on a handful of cards? It was a fucking murder trial, not an evening at the improv! No wonder the jury slept through half of it.

Even without the glove debacle, the trial was a joke. And anyone out there who actually believes the guy was innocent--read the book.


Tez Miller said...

Your photo here - is that your Fergie pose, a la "Big Girls Don't Cry"? ;-)

Have a lovely day! :-)

Camille Alexa said...

Fall seems to have fallen all over the at the exact same time.

BernardL said...

The weather's cooling here in the Bay Area, Northern California; but it's really been a mild summer, just the way I like it. :) I don't think of OJ at all.

December/Stacia said...

Michele, that is HYSTERICAL about your daughter. The hubs and I had a good laugh over that one. What an awesome kid.We're not getting Halloween costumes, since they don't really celebrate it here. :-(

Ooh, Karen, I'm still waiting eagerly for the day I can use my pumpkin tureen! It's so pretty, and it even has a ladle shaped like a big leaf. I just need to make a stew or something, and have someone over so I can justify the tedious handwashing.

I would definitely agree with that, kis. Personally I'm still amazed the prosecution allowed Fuhrman to perjure himself on the stand. For whatever reason he said the word, he shouldn't have lied and claimed he didn't. But they handled all of his testimony badly. The whole thing was handled badly. The jurors were morons, the prosecution turned a slam-dunk case into something shady...sigh.

December/Stacia said...

Fergie, Tez? The former Duchess of York?
Oh, that singing person. Since I think her music stinks and don't know what "Big Girls Don't Cry" is, I would say no. :-) It's actually that I have a big shiny forehead in pictures and I hate photos of myself, so I thought the hat might hide the big shiny forehead and give me something to hide under.

It has, hasn't it Camille? Kind of cool, that. Usually it's drips and drabs everywhere.

Lol Bernard. Good for you, not thinking of OJ at all. Seriously. I try to ignore celebrities whenever I can.

Anonymous said...

Having recently left kis's island I am loving fall!

The leaves are changing colour. People have these 5 leaved vines on their fences that have all turned blood red. The poplar trees are topped with gold; their stark white trunks slashed with gaping slits of black. Dry things crunch under your feet.

There is something about living without a change of seasons that is like living without sun.