My notes are done. BLOOD FROM STONE is ready for the last pass that turns it into final draft. Tonight, I think I will drink peppermint hot chocolate, and eat latkes, and read more of His Dark Materials.
Useful Link: The 15-minute tip: Avoiding the catalog crunch
Apparently, back at Armadillocon, I said this. "Is a hero someone who knows he has a destiny, or someone who fights against the odds to do something heroic? Somebody like Harry Potter, who knew he had a destiny, who was told by everybody he was special, and people trained him for that and protected him? I don't think that's a hero, that's cannon fodder."
*ponders* Yeah. I still stand by it. I might even be writing about it, in an anti-heroic, no-cannon-appearing-in-this-film way.
Also, because no random is complete without politics, it appears that the Central Intelligence Agency in 2005 destroyed at least two videotapes documenting the interrogation of two Al Qaeda operatives in the agency’s custody. Is anyone surprised? Anyone? Bueller?
At this point, I don't believe any report, statistic, or opinion coming out of the general vicinity of D.C., not even when it jibes with my own opinions. My jaded cynicism is complete. I must now find something to be a zealot about.
I think I'll go with Fair Trade chocolate. That seems like a good thing to have zeal about, no? And even if I'm wrong, and it's all a plot by ... someone, to do something, it's still chocolate.
- random exhaustion