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Day after day I went through ridiculous movements, until my flesh ached, and I could hang by my hands and hold the pillow of my bed outstretched for many minutes. Then I summoned a respirator, and started.
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Day after day I went through ridiculous movements, until my flesh ached, and I could hang by my hands and hold the pillow of my bed outstretched for many minutes. Then I summoned a respirator, and started.

Time

Jun. 18th, 2005 12:24 am
jodawi: (persistence of nanowrimo)
I don't think I've ever read a satisfactory time travel story, and I'm tired of lame uses of the butterfly effect where the effect only changes things the author wants to change while leaving other things magically unchanged.

Also, is it a sign of a midlife crisis if this keeps going through my head?:
Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way

Tired of lying in the sunshine, staying home to watch the rain
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today
And then one day you find, ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun

And you run and you run to catch up with the sun, but it's sinking
And racing around to come up behind you again
The sun is the same in a relative way, but you're older
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death

Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time
Plans that either come to nought,
or half a page of scribbled lines
Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way
The time is gone the song is over,
Thought I'd something more to say

Home, home again
I like to be here when I can
When I come home cold and tired
It's good to warm my bones beside the fire
Far away across the fields
The tolling of an iron bell
Calls the faithful to their knees
To hear the softly spoken magic spells

Time

Jun. 18th, 2005 12:24 am
jodawi: (persistence of nanowrimo)
I don't think I've ever read a satisfactory time travel story, and I'm tired of lame uses of the butterfly effect where the effect only changes things the author wants to change while leaving other things magically unchanged.

Also, is it a sign of a midlife crisis if this keeps going through my head?:
Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way

Tired of lying in the sunshine, staying home to watch the rain
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today
And then one day you find, ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun

And you run and you run to catch up with the sun, but it's sinking
And racing around to come up behind you again
The sun is the same in a relative way, but you're older
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death

Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time
Plans that either come to nought,
or half a page of scribbled lines
Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way
The time is gone the song is over,
Thought I'd something more to say

Home, home again
I like to be here when I can
When I come home cold and tired
It's good to warm my bones beside the fire
Far away across the fields
The tolling of an iron bell
Calls the faithful to their knees
To hear the softly spoken magic spells
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Vague urge to WisCon, but vaguely probably won't
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Vague urge to WisCon, but vaguely probably won't
jodawi: (Default)
Arg. I wanted to like Tiptree, but Brightness Falls from the Air is driving me nuts and I don't think I can finish it. Repeated heavy-handed foreshadowing, repeatedly ignored by idiot characters.
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Arg. I wanted to like Tiptree, but Brightness Falls from the Air is driving me nuts and I don't think I can finish it. Repeated heavy-handed foreshadowing, repeatedly ignored by idiot characters.
jodawi: (larva)
13 15 13 out of 20 guessed. Fun with memory indexing.

You can find the answers by googling for site:amazon.com interstellar credit, magnetic lift, needle rifle and the like. Amazon now includes Statistically Improbable Phrases (SIPs) for some books.
jodawi: (larva)
13 15 13 out of 20 guessed. Fun with memory indexing.

You can find the answers by googling for site:amazon.com interstellar credit, magnetic lift, needle rifle and the like. Amazon now includes Statistically Improbable Phrases (SIPs) for some books.
jodawi: (dumbwater)
I can't believe nobody has gotten positronic brain yet.
jodawi: (dumbwater)
I can't believe nobody has gotten positronic brain yet.
jodawi: (alien answer)
  1. vidphone receiver, empathy box, mood organ, poop sheet, false animal, harness bull, laser tube, brain unit, three andys, tomb world, bone marrow test, humanoid robot
  2. vision screen, hibernation control, space pod
  3. her magelight, nonned years, bet jahr, nine nonned, two threfts, dozen threfts, weather triad, tallow soot, shadow ciphers, casting tent, casting passage, balance triad, training triad, leading triad, cast passage, proxy chain, three mages, runner boy, your triad, local triad, junction chamber, one mage, casting circle, other mages, had scribed
  4. new archmage, alder stick, grass bag, old mage, great mage, burned child, milking shed
  5. free grails, her grail, control gondola, polar mountains, belly hatch, acorn bread, hangar bay, had been resurrected
  6. mag ship, reweaving system, stepping disks, sonic fold, rescue bubble, spill mountains, cabin gravity, hyperdrive motor, mag specs, superconductor grid, rescue pod, mass pointer, float plates, little protector, antimatter explosion, working spacecraft, rim wall, shadow squares, attitude jets, service stacks, stasis field, virtual window, mass detector, galactic core, pressure suit
  7. great white cube, backpack computer, prayer fans, food mines, ship handling
  8. genomic viruses, fever scent, big trooper, younger trooper, virus children, isolation suits, endogenous retrovirus, pilot thinker, trench domes, descriptor theory, medical nano, foamed rock, mother cysts, mirror matter, time tweak, red rabbits, third uncle, warm sleep, main lab
  9. interstellar credit, magnetic lift, needle rifle, power cannon, power pistol, control pad, atmosphere ship, hand cannon, needle guns, power rifle, blue bubble, private lounge, void pistol, charismatic talent, bay commander, courier ship, knitted jacket, fourteen worlds, power pistol, cadaverous man, intuitive logic
  10. etheric physics, indenting mass, zero gravity field, normal robots, positronic brain paths, dead average, gravity volume, fist gun
  11. pagan banner, magical scabbard, her attendant priestesses, holiday tunic, been made priestess, fairy country, old royal line, treaty troops, little sickle, holiday gown, little dark people, wooden knights, sickle knife, great priestess, deerskin tunic, your kinswoman, breeding woman, old priestess, old worship, her harp, young stag
  12. liquor console, optimisation programme, tailored bacteria
  13. passenger liaison, unborn god, causal channels, portal station
  14. haunted quarter, cactus man, mosquito people, her proboscis, his tentacles, possibility mining, pirate city, chariot ships, aft edge, voice petered, fucking city, surrounding ships
  15. red giant system, orbital forest, final fax, forest ring, spin arms, thousand klicks, command deck, our bug, fusion engines, containment fields, snow dome
  16. radio cabin, atmosphere suit, living ocean, panoramic window, hangar deck, molecular remote
  17. fuligin cloak, guild cloak, young sieur, pale towers, our guild, sealed house, brown mantle, cooing voice
  18. twenty revs, central cable, buzz bombs, flak suit
  19. bonsai maple, sixth gee, full gee, delta vee, brassy voice, credit code, new foot, pilot computer, artificial foot, little maple, your cane
  20. man with red eyes, itt iss, cloven pine, rapid wrath, watching rock, fateful hour, ancient harmonies, silver mane, north pasture, glacial rocks, several wings
jodawi: (alien answer)
  1. vidphone receiver, empathy box, mood organ, poop sheet, false animal, harness bull, laser tube, brain unit, three andys, tomb world, bone marrow test, humanoid robot
  2. vision screen, hibernation control, space pod
  3. her magelight, nonned years, bet jahr, nine nonned, two threfts, dozen threfts, weather triad, tallow soot, shadow ciphers, casting tent, casting passage, balance triad, training triad, leading triad, cast passage, proxy chain, three mages, runner boy, your triad, local triad, junction chamber, one mage, casting circle, other mages, had scribed
  4. new archmage, alder stick, grass bag, old mage, great mage, burned child, milking shed
  5. free grails, her grail, control gondola, polar mountains, belly hatch, acorn bread, hangar bay, had been resurrected
  6. mag ship, reweaving system, stepping disks, sonic fold, rescue bubble, spill mountains, cabin gravity, hyperdrive motor, mag specs, superconductor grid, rescue pod, mass pointer, float plates, little protector, antimatter explosion, working spacecraft, rim wall, shadow squares, attitude jets, service stacks, stasis field, virtual window, mass detector, galactic core, pressure suit
  7. great white cube, backpack computer, prayer fans, food mines, ship handling
  8. genomic viruses, fever scent, big trooper, younger trooper, virus children, isolation suits, endogenous retrovirus, pilot thinker, trench domes, descriptor theory, medical nano, foamed rock, mother cysts, mirror matter, time tweak, red rabbits, third uncle, warm sleep, main lab
  9. interstellar credit, magnetic lift, needle rifle, power cannon, power pistol, control pad, atmosphere ship, hand cannon, needle guns, power rifle, blue bubble, private lounge, void pistol, charismatic talent, bay commander, courier ship, knitted jacket, fourteen worlds, power pistol, cadaverous man, intuitive logic
  10. etheric physics, indenting mass, zero gravity field, normal robots, positronic brain paths, dead average, gravity volume, fist gun
  11. pagan banner, magical scabbard, her attendant priestesses, holiday tunic, been made priestess, fairy country, old royal line, treaty troops, little sickle, holiday gown, little dark people, wooden knights, sickle knife, great priestess, deerskin tunic, your kinswoman, breeding woman, old priestess, old worship, her harp, young stag
  12. liquor console, optimisation programme, tailored bacteria
  13. passenger liaison, unborn god, causal channels, portal station
  14. haunted quarter, cactus man, mosquito people, her proboscis, his tentacles, possibility mining, pirate city, chariot ships, aft edge, voice petered, fucking city, surrounding ships
  15. red giant system, orbital forest, final fax, forest ring, spin arms, thousand klicks, command deck, our bug, fusion engines, containment fields, snow dome
  16. radio cabin, atmosphere suit, living ocean, panoramic window, hangar deck, molecular remote
  17. fuligin cloak, guild cloak, young sieur, pale towers, our guild, sealed house, brown mantle, cooing voice
  18. twenty revs, central cable, buzz bombs, flak suit
  19. bonsai maple, sixth gee, full gee, delta vee, brassy voice, credit code, new foot, pilot computer, artificial foot, little maple, your cane
  20. man with red eyes, itt iss, cloven pine, rapid wrath, watching rock, fateful hour, ancient harmonies, silver mane, north pasture, glacial rocks, several wings
jodawi: (persistence of nanowrimo)
All non-excessively-expensive Norwescon rooms taken. Get nearby otherhotel instead, cheaper than con rate. Probably quieter. Probably has beds and showers. Walky distance.

May attend fully (mittel likely to not), work on writings at moments, decide to be or not be writer. Come home, get rid of all writing books? Whole shelf available for other thing!

Me good writered some day.
jodawi: (persistence of nanowrimo)
All non-excessively-expensive Norwescon rooms taken. Get nearby otherhotel instead, cheaper than con rate. Probably quieter. Probably has beds and showers. Walky distance.

May attend fully (mittel likely to not), work on writings at moments, decide to be or not be writer. Come home, get rid of all writing books? Whole shelf available for other thing!

Me good writered some day.
jodawi: (white orchid)
once upon a time i wanted to order a book, so i looked online

amazon... hm... wonder if they're some sort of small bookstore run by feminists

Your Orders

Order Date: July 20, 1996
Order #: 1250-0335154-610238
Recipient: John Chao
Items:
1 of: World-Building (Science Fiction Writing Series)

Order Date: July 20, 1996
Order #: 1788-8304797-301410
Recipient: John Chao
Items:
1 of: Mad Man
1 of: Cosmic Trigger : My Life After Death
jodawi: (white orchid)
once upon a time i wanted to order a book, so i looked online

amazon... hm... wonder if they're some sort of small bookstore run by feminists

Your Orders

Order Date: July 20, 1996
Order #: 1250-0335154-610238
Recipient: John Chao
Items:
1 of: World-Building (Science Fiction Writing Series)

Order Date: July 20, 1996
Order #: 1788-8304797-301410
Recipient: John Chao
Items:
1 of: Mad Man
1 of: Cosmic Trigger : My Life After Death

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