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Joules, trusted by... dozens... to make a drama out of your crisis...
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I live to write. It's not wise to get in my way.
August 2011: the earlier posts in this blog are a mess, the result of me changing the format some time ago. I'm working to edit the entire blog from the beginning, but with over 4K posts and sodall time for such luxuries it's going to take a while... [02/09/16 - Now reached 09/10/2004][20/03/2019 - giving up. I don't have enough time to update the blog atm, let alone edit old entries!]
If you come across any words you don't recognise in this blog, take a look at the Taylorspeke Glossary in the left-hand infopane, you'll usually find a definition there.
First, a recommendation. Dive over to The Jonathan Day Fiction Site and try some of the stories. I love this author's writing - it's funny, bitingly witty, dryly incisive, chilling, and deliciously subversive by turns. Absolutely well worth a look!
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
My voice is slowly coming back, which makes life marginally easier. I also seem to have got used to walking the four miles a day to and from school (even if it is too hot to really enjoy it) and have volunteered to continue until Kai breaks up for the summer (July 21st. Well, it's great exercise and gives me a good 45 minutes a day alone away from the computer to plot and plan...
I keep forgetting to rave about the Lush products I bought. I'm dead chuffed with everything. The shampoo bar is amazing, you get your hair completely wet, rub the bar three times (and that's enough even for my mane!) around your head then lather. And WHAT a lather! Thick, rich, and kind of fizzy: cleans hair without stripping out all the oils or leaving a residue (and I haven't needed to use conditioner afterwards yet). It's gentle too, soothing on the scalp. Angels on Bare Skin leaves my face feeling completely clean (no so-called 'creamy' - which to me just feels oily - residue) and my skin doesn't feel greasy again for hours afterwards. The Aqua Marina does the same, but without the mild exfoliant. Incredible value for money too, as you only use a tiny tiny amount of everything. All in all I'm delighted, and will be changing the family over to all Lush as the current toiletries run out. (Except for soap. I'm going to pick up a block of Sea Vegetable next time I'm in town...)
Following on from Lutra's comment about revising the Alliance Chronicles as a sci-fi series: this is perfectly feasible. Obviously the recognisable names will have to change, as will the lunar effect, the ouzaru state, and some of the 'powers'. And the sex will have to be toned down a little. But the AC was AU anyway, so this will require less work than you'd think (we've already solved the lunar problem so we can still keep MoonYear, took us about three minutes the night before last on ICQ...) And it means a seven book series with detailed and complex plot plus a host of memorable characters already written and ready for the printer (well, OK, maybe not quite at that advanced stage just yet!) But Haadri (FL, anyway) and SFSG must come first. Which doesn't mean we can't make notes as we go along...
After I'd listed my anime attractive characters (in the comments for yesterday) Valkyrie said:
If you think The Rock is a fab Radittsu, who would make the rest of the cast for the DBZ team - well, just the main cast at any rate??Oooh! What a challenge! Well, off the top of my head I'd say Orlando Bloom for Gohan [smirks at Lutra] and Jim Carrey for Frieza. (Yes, I know Gohan was only a child when Radittsu and Frieza were around but when has sticking to the original plot bothered the film industry?) Sean Connery as Kame? (He can do lecherous as well as the next man and a damn sight better than some!) Michael Dorn for Piccolo?
[big grin] Suggestions, anyone?
As you can tell, I'm feeling a lot better, and should have shaken the damn cold off by Thursday. I hope.