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The (Cyber) Bag of Weasels

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"About as much fun as a bag of weasels"...when I first saw this Irish adage, it made me think of the life of a writer: sometimes perilous, sometimes painful, certainly interesting. My paper journal has always been called "The Bag of Weasels." This is the Bag of Weasels' online home.

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One can tell that I am getting antsy as the school year (both grad school and work!school) comes to a close because I am doing fannish stuff when I really should be doing other things. *sigh* Anyway, here's what I've been up to the past few days.

Does Kindle Worlds Mean the End of Fandom? And Monster-Shouting. Because I had typed this post in truncated form so many places, it seemed as though it should go on my permanent record somewhere. And the monster-shouting thing was one of those get-it-off-your-chest kind of things, being as it's one of my pet peeves in life, not just fandom.

I would like to say that I then stopped thinking about Kindle Worlds, but then Rhapsody posted a link with some interesting insight from one of the authors who wrote for the launch, about the contracts and vetting process.

New Information on the Kindle Worlds Contract and Vetting Process

That one gets the prize for my most creative title ever.

Now I am done talking about Kindle Worlds. Promise. I have posted on my Tumblr asking for any ideas of what people would like to see me write about on the Heretic Loremaster next, preferably something Tolkien-related, as all this real-world stuff is kind of getting me down. I'm open to ideas here too, of course!

Finally, I have posted my in-progress and messy but hopefully somewhat useful "consolidated timelines" for the Years of the Trees and First Age in The Silmarillion. I started this project years ago and got the worst of it done before my life became what it is and has been for several years now, and time for working on stuff like this went out the window. Once upon a time, I was super-sensitive about the unfinished nature of these and used to share them sparingly (I even have a copy I shared on a group once that has a threatening-sounding warning about not sharing them beyond the group!), but I'm kind of over that. They'll do more good unfinished and unpolished than they would unposted. So here are the consolidated timelines on Google Docs.



This post was originally posted on Dreamwidth and, using my Felagundish Elf magic, crossposted to LiveJournal. You can comment here or there!

http://dawn-felagund.dreamwidth.org/316502.html
  • *hugs* No suggestions on what to post next (well, serious suggestions. You could post more ideas of various ways the swearing of the oath could have gone, which would make us all laugh...) but I know what you mean about real life stuff getting you down while posting about it (I posted about Kindle Worlds over on dA, and I'm stupidly exhausted by it.)
  • Wow! That timeline must have been a ton of work. Recently I was just wishing for something like this to exist, even. Thank you so much for putting it together! <3

    I personally lost interest in Kindle Worlds as soon as I replied to comments about it. If it had something to do with my fandoms I might be thinking about it more, but until we see how it affects things in reality (vs. our very fertile imaginations), I'm going to forget it exists.

    Edited at 2013-05-29 05:30 am (UTC)
  • hmmm an interesting link the Rhapsy provided. Well, if I ever get approached for anything to get published, I'm having my lawyer husband read the contract. XD

    Edited at 2013-05-29 05:17 pm (UTC)
  • I have posted on my Tumblr asking for any ideas of what people would like to see me write about on the Heretic Loremaster next, preferably something Tolkien-related...

    Smartass Question of the Day:
    If a Noldorin elf is reborn* to Vanyarin parents, is he still a Noldo, or a Vanya?
    *Assuming for the sake of smartassery that we take the LaCE account of rebirth at its literal word here. >;)
  • I'm open to ideas here too, of course!

    In the light of recent publications... The Fall of Arthur book review taking into account the context of Arthuriana in general? :D

    That timeline is terrifying! O.ó I'm still vaccillating between "ignore and go on as before" and "try to wrap mind around those timespans"...
    Definitely useful, but scary. Kudos to you for all the hard work!
  • They'll do more good unfinished and unpolished than they would unposted.

    ....are you, by any chance, Professor Tolkien reborn? ;)
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