A moment of squee!
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First, C. J. Cherryh answers my email asking if the kif were based on shrews. (They were.)

Then Richard Pini responds to one of my comments in the FQ#5 SPOILERS! thread and confirms my guess.

I'm such a fangirl. XD

Go-Backs With Guns
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So the Elfquest podcast, The Elfquest Show, is hosting an art contest draw Go-Backs with guns. The deadline is this Saturday, September 20th.

I've got some "old guard" EQ fans on my friendslist who are artists. I wish I'd been able to post this sooner (pinched brachial nerve cluster in left arm, just starting to not have constant, grinding pain), because I would have loved to flip back to that forum and see their takes. Ah, well.

Conan the Librarian is no longer gunning for me.
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Overdue fines are paid. I can go back to my childhood dream of reading the entire library now.
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The Colors
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http://hnn.us/article/155519

Why I don't read Heinlein
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Because apparently he's supposed to be the touchstone of SF fandom or something.

The same reason I don't read Harlan Ellison: he bores me.
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Book quote of the day
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"We enter a perilous country when we decide that because we mean well, or because we are largely good, that we are thus allowed to do something we know is wrong." -- Caradenus Primrose, The War of the Flowers
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I can't read Poul Anderson
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That's not quite true -- I managed to read one book of his, The Merman's Children. But it took days because it was so boring. Mind-numbingly so.

I should like his stuff. He used Norse mythology in a lot of his work. His books are plodding, though: "This happens, and then this happens, and then this happens." His characters are cardboard-stiff.

Not going to waste anymore money on him, not even at the buck-a-book shop.

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” -- Will Rogers.
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Got a call from my sister Debbie a little bit ago. She had to have her dog Roxy put down this morning; she had a stroke over the weekend.

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This is the deal when a pet comes into my life; I will do the best I can for them and I know the day will come when they leave me behind. It is not unfair or cruel, it’s the deal.

From a friend's post on Journalfen about losing two of her dogs in the same day.

I spent the last two weeks driving to my sister Debbie's to watch fourteen-year-old Roxy, her beagle/husky mix, because Debbie was across the state at our older sister's and her husband was working OT.

There will come a time when they won't need me to do this anymore. I hope that time doesn't come soon.