Archive for March, 2009

White Phosphorus Used in Gaza

March 29, 2009

These jelly-fish cloud bursts are about what I imagined Nasheenian/Chenjan bursts would look like in God’s War.

As noted in the video, it’s illegal as per the Geneva conventions.


House Photos are Up!

March 29, 2009

Check it out!

What Audio Books Should Be

March 25, 2009

I want one!

Words for the Road

March 16, 2009

“A man [sic] is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.”
– Bob Dylan

One for the Road

March 11, 2009

I Can Haz an Old Victorian House

March 10, 2009

Holy crap, I officially have keys to a big old fucking Victorian house. Yes, it’s huge. It’s 5 bedrooms. With a basement. A garden. Near a park. Bathroom and a half. 5 bedrooms, did I mention? And a turret room. A fucking turret room.

Holy crap. Holy crap.

J. and I got a Chipotle lunch to go and just sat up there and had lunch today in this big, gorgeous, empty house. My official move date is the 20th, but we have keys. And a big new stove. And washer/dryer will be delivered the 23rd.

God, this is a big, amazing house. I never dreamed I would live in a house like this, even if it’s just a rental. It’s just… I just can’t believe it. We were sitting up there and I was just… I just couldn’t believe it. It’s amazing.

And it’s all ours! Just the two of us in this big, huge, but amazingly cozy house. I’m in love with this house.

I love my life. I can walk to work.

I can walk to work!

It’s just… I am just utterly stunned at this house. I can’t believe I’ll be living here. I just kept wandering around. I just can’t believe it.

It’s this huge writer’s house. It’s just right for a writer! It’s like where a writer would live! It’s like… it’s a great house.

I realize we’re all in danger of losing everything at any minute. All of us, every one. I know that better than… well, much better than I did before. I totally get that. And it’s why I love the good things so much fucking more now. I could lose them any minute, but this one, wee moment where I have them?

Oh, it is glorious, like summer in Alaska. The most glorious thing in the world, that bright, brilliant summer glory after 8 months of winter.

I have a house!

Why I Wrote God’s War

March 10, 2009

I’m on page 92 of The Electric Church. I picked this one up because it’s about a Gunner, an assassin, who gets hired by the government, puts together a team, and goes after a religious organization. This should sound a tad familiar to those who’ve been following God’s War. The main character is snarky and poor and uneducated but good at what he does. Huzzah! Good times.

So now, as said, I’m on page 92 and our wise-cracking white male hero just put together his team for the job.

And, you’ll never guess it!!

His team?

Our wise-cracking white male hero’s team?

Wait for it….

It’s full of wise-cracking white male heroes!!

No, I’m serious. I’m on page 92 and the only woman in here with a first and last name paired with any kind of power or authority (or, you know, action) is the one he “accidently” killed at the beginning of the book.

I think, at one point, there were some people described as yellow. And some people from Ireland. I think there was a (male) Hispanic sounding character named at one point.

This is the sum total of cultural diversity in NYC 2050!

Oh man.

See, this is why I HAD to write books.

At some point they have to have a token woman character as the love interest, right? RIGHT?? And maybe she’ll be Hispanic or something, right? RIGHT???

Oh well.