I apologize in advance.
You don’t have to care, obviously. I am faintly embarrassed that I care, even a little. But there we go. We all have our little quirks, and I’m in the business of (among other things) showing them off.
It just popped into my head, virtually perfectly, as I was driving back after dropping my youngest off from school. Damned if I know why.
The Masochism Tango, Tom Lehrer
It’s going much faster, because thankfully typos and flaws do not actually breed when you’re not looking. That’s just a myth that writers tell people because we don’t want to explain that staring at text is hard. It’s particularly hard when you have to force yourself to remember the text that you’re staring at is not necessarily the text that you have in your head…
Anyway, the pass-through continues. Soon I will have a good idea of a release date. Soon.
I’ve watched it four times, and every time I just collapse into helpless laughter. It probably says something very unfortunate about my sense of humor. Also: CAT MODE.
PS: My cat doesn’t do any of this, by the way. So it’s not that.
I’ve thought about it for a bit, and I’ve decided: if I get a chance to have Tim Power sign one of his books at DoxaCon, it’s going to be DECLARE. I hope that, before I die, I will write a book as good as that one. …No, I do not lack for confidence. I’m not very good at false modesty, either.
A bit of an explanation for this: some of these will go into THE FERMI RESOLUTION RPG as vignettes to help with game concepts. This part is going to be about combat.
Continue reading 09/23/2023 Snippet, THE GOLEM JOB.
Seriously, where is the war?
Both the movie and the book exist in the context of World War II, and the stresses that it provoked in American naval personnel. Queeg has a legitimate reason to be erratic, in both cases: ‘American naval officer’ was a highly dangerous and toll-taking job in the 1940s. I’m not really sure that a peacetime story can work, in this context.
Guess we’ll see.
This is going to be fairly breezy, honestly.