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Down in Limbo

Apologies for being quiet for so long, got kidnapped by work.

Ever since returning from San Diego Comicon, it's all I've been doing- work work work. No time for movies, no time to send all those prizes for the NoSelfControl contest (need to get to that this weekend).

I am too tired to write a proper report for SDCC, so I'll just sum it up this way- I love this show for the chance to see all the awesome people! It was great hanging out with you all or just saying a quick hello. Gave a warm feeling to the soul.



-Work: the scene I've been working on was 8 pages long. I managed to re-use about 20% old material for it, but it was still a lot of work. To give a comparison: For 8-11 script pages for television, I was given 5-6 weeks. For those 8 pages, I had 2 weeks.
*dead*

- Geeky: I have completed my collection of the rare Fire series of Avatar toys. There are still collectables out there, so I'll keep hunting. But the Fire Series is all complete.

-Comics: Oh hey! Talking of Avatar, one of the comics I had done for Nickelodeon Magazine saw print...in the Netherlands! I'm trying to get my hands on copies.
http://www.nickelodeon.nl/magazine/artikel/113/nieuw-de-legende-van-aan.html

I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but there's a group on Facebook for the unpublished Nickelodeon magazine stories. Think of joining to show your support, or if you're not into Facebook, do spread the word around. More Avatar comics is always fun
(you lucky Europeans are getting all the good stuff).
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=136621893014918

- Family: Looks like my dad may be going for another heart operation. Faulty heart valve is the problem. We don't know what that would entail yet: minor surgery to fix it, or get a new valve installed (open heart surgery...again).

-Tomorrow and beyond: starting a new scene. I just hope to be able to catch up on some sleep, see Scott Pilgrim this weekend (maybe Inception if time allows), and watch A Town Called Panic on DVD.

- Reading: What If The Earth Had Two Moons and the new collected Walking Dead.
Looking for good fiction reads, open to suggestions.

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chimyen
Aug. 11th, 2010 06:56 am (UTC)
Are you into Pratchett? I really like his style. :3
rufftoon
Aug. 11th, 2010 07:00 am (UTC)
I have read a lot of Pratchett in the past, but must admit to have disconnected over the years. You're right, maybe I should get back into some Pratchett goodies :)
Where would you suggest I should start up again?
chimyen
Aug. 11th, 2010 07:19 am (UTC)
I LOVE his Night watch series, they're better and better with each book. Pratchett came a long way to make funny books really interesting literature. I suggest you start with those?
(Night Watch, Jingo, Thud! etc.)

I love his Moist von Lipwig books too (Going postal, Making money)

Apart from these I can't be a really good adviser, I read stuff about Vietnam (it's awesome though), not war, but country. That's because of my profession.^^
Oh, and I think you should read Wodehouse! (If you haven't already done it)
(Anonymous)
Aug. 11th, 2010 07:15 pm (UTC)
Pratchett. Going postal is made of awesome. Making money might seem a bit of idea-reusage, if you were a great-read-all-the-books-fan. Also, maybe try Nation, which is not Diskworld, but boy is it good and dark and a real novel that will haunt you...

Maria-might-as-well-be-anonymous
phoenixblaize
Aug. 13th, 2010 07:05 pm (UTC)
THIS. Very much this. Pratchett's books are awesome. If you haven't read any of the Night Watch series, definitely they are recommended! I'd try to read them in order if you can. Guards! Guards! is the first one. I'm still in the middle of reading the Fifth Elephant. :D

And both Moist Von Lipwig books are great. :)

If you're into horror at all, I'd recommend Duma Key by Stephen King. It's a bit of a mystery ghost story with paintings.

I'll be sending good thoughts to your dad. I hope that all works out well for him.
yaytime
Aug. 11th, 2010 02:42 pm (UTC)
I've been enjoying the Tiffany Aching series by Pratchett. Lots of fun.

Did you ever read Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones?
snapes_angel
Aug. 11th, 2010 08:42 am (UTC)
Luck to your dad. Hopefully, it's minor. And Yay! Complete fire set!
snapes_angel
Aug. 11th, 2010 08:43 am (UTC)
And for the amount of pages and all, and the comparative time period...phew!
star_puppet
Aug. 11th, 2010 09:44 am (UTC)
Wow, talk about no breather after the con ;A; *whew* Breakdown galore. ~___~

And good luck to your dad with the operation. *hugs*

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secondlina
Aug. 11th, 2010 01:25 pm (UTC)
Man I love those! I jumped on Jolie Tenèbres when it came out. Did you also read "Miss-Pas-touche" by Kerascoet?
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secondlina
Aug. 11th, 2010 01:51 pm (UTC)
Re: Miss pas touche
Wow. You gotta read 3 and 4. You really go into Blanche's brain in those. It's... intense. Do you have anywhere you can get them? Or do you need a comic mule?
secondlina
Aug. 11th, 2010 01:24 pm (UTC)
Glad to see you're still doing good! Best of luck to your dad...
egoulet
Aug. 11th, 2010 01:58 pm (UTC)
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Sorry to hear work is keeping you from sleeping, though I hope you get a chance to go to the movies this weekend! :) Inception: definitely a must see! Scott Pilgrim: Can't waiiiiiiit myself! :D

All my thoughts to your dad! I hope everything will go well whatever the operation.

Big hug!
Emilie

marielleaster
Aug. 11th, 2010 03:41 pm (UTC)
I live in the Netherlands...I could get you some magazines if you'd like?

Anyway, hope everything else will turn out ok, good luck!
archangelbeth
Aug. 11th, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC)
Good luck for your dad!!
inknose
Aug. 11th, 2010 07:55 pm (UTC)
Oh, so many book recommendations! The Pagan series by Catherine Jinks (the first one is Pagan in Exile) is not so well-known, but really good. It's historical fiction set during the crusades and beyond, but the voice of the main character is dripping with very modern levels of sarcasm. Think Monty Python & the Holy Grail, but with a serious and angsty side :P and with bromance is of epic proportions.

I will also go on proclaiming my love for Artemis Fowl until my dying day, but not everyone loves it as much as I do, ha ha. Both of these are YA fiction (especially Artemis Fowl) but in my experience those books are still my favorites ;)
4eyedblonde
Aug. 12th, 2010 01:06 am (UTC)
sending prayers your dad's way. i hope everything goes smoothly.

also: DEFINITELY SEE INCEPTION
ndgmtlcd
Aug. 12th, 2010 03:22 am (UTC)
Have you read his previous book "What If the Moon Didn’t Exist?"? It's great!

eiko82
Aug. 12th, 2010 04:22 am (UTC)
Hope your dad will be okay.

Hmm, I wanna check out the Dutch Nick magazine but the stupid site keeps rerouting me to the Belgian one. So I can't see it :-/

Good luck with work and everything else.
merofi
Aug. 12th, 2010 05:23 am (UTC)
I hope your dad will have a swift and healthy recovery! It was so great chillin' at Comic-Con. Definitely warmed my cold cold heart. :D If you haven't read Howl's Moving Castle the novel yet, I would recommend that. I think you'd really dig the way Howl is written in the book, waaaaay different that the film!
meallanmouse
Aug. 17th, 2010 01:30 pm (UTC)
(Off topic... I love that icon so much. XD)
meallanmouse
Aug. 17th, 2010 01:30 pm (UTC)
Books!
SciFi: I just finished Elizabeth Bear's series Wetwired and it was glorious (though her use of French Quebecois made me weep bitterly. XD)

Fantasy: Jim C Hines. Everything. But for more specificity, his Jig the Goblin series and his Princesses series. =)
amiraelizabeth
Aug. 17th, 2010 06:36 pm (UTC)
Scott Westerfeld is one of my favorites lately. Leviathan is the first book of a 3 part series. His audience is primarily young adult, but this series is action packed and an au of the start of WWI
amiraelizabeth
Aug. 17th, 2010 06:37 pm (UTC)
Prayers and positive thoughts to you and your dad.
raisegrate
Aug. 18th, 2010 12:06 am (UTC)
I heartily reccommend some Pratchett as well, we talked about this in the car down to SD, as I recall. I got an advance copy of his newest Tiffany Aching book since i've been doing so much graphic design for his prints people and they are super nice. Also, Jasper Fforde is really interesting as well.
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