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The last couple weeks continue with the craziness. It's all about moving the household: we signed a lease, packed boxes, did 10 kinds of tidying up the house. All very dull but necessary. The move has been hell on productivity: I skipped a writer's marathon with a distinguished workshop, I skipped NASFic/Cascadia, and tomorrow I'll miss the Alliterates, all because moving is more important than writing. To which I say "Feh."

So this weekend, I managed to write rather a bit, all of it rewrites. I completed another draft of the Pulp Cthulhu adventure I first turned over back in 2002. This draft removed all the d20 stats at the publisher's request, and it gave me a chance to tinker with a few elements I missed the first time around. I spent 30 minutes learning about the various dialects of Chinese, in particular Wu Chinese. The adventure is better than I remember it being, and the pulp rules have come a long way. I have hopes for this book.

The word "comprador" came up twice today, in otherwise unrelated freelancing contexts. Synchronicity strikes when I least expect it.

I started a Sekrit Project with a shot across the bow of an editor who seems to think it's an Excellent Sekrit Project. In part, he's entirely correct. In part, I'm starting that work because I'm procrastinating. Yes, I procrastinate by working, how sick is that?

I really really really need to finish the "Magister" revisions. I'm halfway there. Whenever I have spare time, moving trips me up. I am loathing the entire East Side at this point, and I don't even live there yet.

At the end of the night, fell onto the couch and watched Kung Fu Hustle, the Steven "God of Cookery" Chow movie that was just my speed. It has great stunts, silly effects, a fusilade of laffs, a kung fu landlady in curlers — what more do you need? Well, besides the bone structure, of course.

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brainstormfront
Sep. 12th, 2005 10:54 am (UTC)
I'll bite...What's this Sekrit Project? Not a term that I've tripped over before....

Steven
Who's unable to sleep so he may as well go to work early
the_monkey_king
Sep. 12th, 2005 06:55 pm (UTC)
I can't tell you, 'cause it's a Sekrit.

Get some sleep.
brainstormfront
Sep. 12th, 2005 10:01 pm (UTC)
And now I feel totally stupid, as I thought it was some odd phrase like NaNoWriMo or something.

Yup, it's been a "Channeling Homer Simpson" day for Steven.....

9.5 hours in work today and I still can't finish the last page due to brain crash. Time to go home....and we'll talk later.
cloudscudding
Sep. 12th, 2005 12:07 pm (UTC)
I'm jealous of your ability to procrastinate by working.
matt_ruff
Sep. 12th, 2005 01:39 pm (UTC)
I skipped NASFic/Cascadia,

Apparently someone in the infectious stage of whooping cough was at the con, so you may have saved your life, or at least some lung tissue, by not going.
ironymaiden
Sep. 12th, 2005 04:05 pm (UTC)
well, that instruction book. and perhaps a nice lollipop.
the_monkey_king
Sep. 12th, 2005 06:57 pm (UTC)
I would pay Big Money to learn the Buddha's Palm. Big CA$H Money.

And you know, the lollipop would make my day.
ironymaiden
Sep. 12th, 2005 07:15 pm (UTC)
I would pay Big Money to learn the Buddha's Palm. Big CA$H Money.
the internet tells me it's part of Praying Mantis style (translation varies from place to place between hand and palm). the Northern version is taught in Seattle.
the_monkey_king
Sep. 12th, 2005 08:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Fear my Fut Sao!

Sadly, I suspect the version taught in Seattle does not quite measure up to the version taught in the film.

Next you'll be telling me that Toad style is real as well.
ironymaiden
Sep. 12th, 2005 09:03 pm (UTC)
well, there is a weapon called Iron Toad, and a toad stance, but i can't find a mention of a full system. this intrigues me: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yang_Guo
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