, found by Tina, is really very interesting. Not least for the wry humour displayed by either police or the writer in the last paragraph. |D; I feel compelled to keep an eye on this.
In other news, guys, I may not have been strenuous enough in pointing out how much you need to read Sarah Monette's work. I am going to link you to things now, and I demand that you give at least one of them a try. Okay?
For a start, she has a LiveJournal
. Which is a good place to go just to read her thoughts on writing. Also, there are online short stories listed in her sidebar, some of which I will demand that you read below.
It is really difficult not to just link you to all of them, by the way.Meta
makes me glad I'm not always totally awful to my characters. (Shut up, Xolotl.)A Light in Troy
is one of those beautiful snippet-verses that make me long for the rest of the story and yet know that the lack of detail there is kind of the point - what makes this short so complete.A Night in Electric Squidland
makes me want more stories in this 'verse for a different reason - like the Booth stories, there's a lot more you could do in a world like this, and I sincerely hope she does.Sundered
is a beautiful piece on understanding, where once again I want more of the world but am satisfied because this story feels real.Under the Beansidhe's Pillow
made Chaz come out into the middle of my head and sit and wait while I read it and gained knowledge and understanding from it.Wait for Me
is one of the Booth stories, part of the short story novella called The Bone Key
, which I love as a collection possibly more than I love The Doctrine of Labyrinths
. This is the sort of thing I hope for in Squidland!verse.The Watcher in the Corners
is a brilliant standalone. I really, really liked this.Absent from Felicity
is a Hamlet
fic. It goes by the tagline, Fortinbras is not Hamlet
, and does, I think, what good fanfiction ought. I am very fond.
She also writes for Shadow Unit
, which I've not yet read, but I plan to.
There's a full list of her writings at her website
, but these are the easily accessible ones, the free ones, that I need you to look at before you discount me as a rambling loon. Just one, guys, one or two.
Big talks were had today. Mum would like to get me counselling for my social anxiety. I am not wholly against this, but I don't exactly feel anything positive toward it, either.
Now I'm going to go draw things so I fulfil my obligations toward stepstepjump
and don't miss out on kuchibue
's sculptures of my characters. Even though, having made a sand!Sanga on the weekend, I am remembering how much I actually like working things with my hands. XD;;; Fail, Rave. Fail.