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23 December 2009 @ 08:40 pm
Helen has deserted me to go back to her (questionably deserving) family for Christmas. This is quite tragic for me, although less so for them. The most memorable part of her visit - which I mention because she threatened to anyway - was me accidentally crying at the ending of Hercules. HI HELEN.

I also purchased myself one of Those Panda Hats from River Island. As I have no idea in the wide earthly world where my camera is, have a picture of possibly-Katy Perry wearing it. It is one truly awesome hat! Particularly if your main reason for buying it is a bad hair day and you get the shop guy with the awesome bracelets to cut off the tags so you can wear it IMMEDIATELY. And a little kid says on the street, "I like her hat!" Yay for consumerism.

(Speaking of which, there is a MAC bag under the Christmas tree. :D? :D?)

Is it just me, or is being an author today a totally different ballgame than it was for, say, Hemingway? And not in a good way (for those fellow misanthropes in the audience). I so cannot picture H-Way signing autographs at a con, or giving interviews to the Times with an arty picture of him posted alongside, or just being nice to his readers in general. Sarah Webb, whose book I just ~reviewed, has a list of acknowledgements as long as my arm - most of them to publishers and people like that whose titles I don't know and don't care about. I would imagine getting the book published and promoted is not only their job, but in their best interests in terms of keeping said job. Undoubtedly some of them are awesome, but I would think thanking the whole bleeding lot of them is redundant. The people you really want to thank are those who read your stuff without getting paid for it.

idk, idk. I can't help being a writer, that shit just happens to me without my permission. But I think I'd make a terrible author. At signings, I'd probably hit people with sticks. And if interviewers asked me my influences, I'd say blandly, "There was this carrot. Called Bob..." Good thing I'm gonna be a doctor instead, huh?
Current Mood: dorkydorky
Current Music: a glow // okkervil river
fat girl rules the worldfatgirlrules on December 23rd, 2009 09:14 pm (UTC)
I don't know, I'm all for more doctors and I'm sure you'll rock that stethoscope, but the world would seriously be a darker place if you stopped writing.

On the other hand, I don't have to pay you to read your delicious stories the way you do it now, so maybe I should keep my trap shut, huh? ;)
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 24th, 2009 12:24 pm (UTC)
MY STETHSCOPE IS BABY BLUE. I don't think I ever made a proper post about that. (And now it's all dirty from biros because apparently stethscope plastic is UNCLEANABLE. What ho.)

Exactly! And I'm pretty sure you'd be due a gratis copy of my mythical novel if it ever actually materialises. :D
the claw-foot Lady: [goode] i left a light on forsoftlyforgotten on December 23rd, 2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
If this is all a pseudo-thoughtful way of saying I can't be credited in your first published work as Grand High Duchess Mikaella, Queen of All the Universe, Especially the Awesome Bits and the Mars Bars, I will be most disappointed.
oops: hello tigeroddishly on December 23rd, 2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Disney: Lion King pink skyscoradh on December 24th, 2009 12:26 pm (UTC)
HAHAHA AS IF YOU'RE GETTING OUT OF IT. :PPPPPP (Also, I LOVE that Okkervil River album. Sadly I can't listen to the xx because it wants a password off me, but \o/ Okkervil River! I was expecting to have to try way harder!)
oops: hello tigeroddishly on December 24th, 2009 07:59 pm (UTC)
Damn it, really? I mean, I am super glad you like Okkervil River -- uh, for which you should probably thank Mik, actually :) -- but I'll send you a different like for The XX, as they are AWESOME like awesomesauce \o/
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: disco ballscoradh on December 24th, 2009 12:25 pm (UTC)
Dude! In all seriousness, I will credit you whatever way you like. You are one of those crazily awesome people who requires no monetary reward, remember? *curtsies*
Merit: Misc Flowermeritjubet on December 24th, 2009 07:38 am (UTC)
I suppose because the nature of celebrity has changed, we expect more of writers, than we did in the past. Though some do cultivate personas of arseholes, usually because there is one lurking very close under the surface.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Bands PATD dorks in lovescoradh on December 24th, 2009 12:27 pm (UTC)
Like Norman Mailer? No, it's more the way you have to sell yourself ... keep a blog for endless self-promotion, bang your own drum all the time ... I was never good at that, and I doubt I'd get better. Carrots it is!