This morning I finished "Komarrr" before I started working. It was very "p4ladin of souls" style... well... you know how there is a genre of "portrait of the artist" or coming of age books... there is definitely a consciousness-raising-of-age genre bubbling up. Books like Paladin or Komarrr take the fictional world that has been established as very male-consciousness narrated and then... the female characters' points of view start to bleed into the free indirect discourse part of things until the narrator-voice ... Oh, if only I could muster up some coherence. It's done fairly subtly!
Chula has started calling me "Admiral" and asking me how big my laser cannon is.
Rook just sent me this link, so timely considering I just read that M3rcedes Licky novel...
I am a young maiden, I live in the sticks,
My parents are absent or murdered or hicks. Unloved and unwanted, a victim from birth,
I spend my days dreaming of proving my worth.
For though I'm enslaved in work brain-dead and boring,
I've got special talents they all keep ignoring.
But when I pursue them my free time's co-opted,
It's perfectly clear that I must be adopted.
GENIUS! I'm chortling in my joy! "But that's in the past now, I'm back in my bodice, /
With help from some horses or maybe the Goddess. " It applies perfectly to many, many other books...
Okay. I'm slacking off from school tonight. Later I'll have finished "Brothers in Arrrms" which is not one of the more brilliant ones but lays the groundwork for some future evil mind-bending.
I had cramps all day and am moody as hell. I feel elated one minute and then want to burst into tears the next. fucking hell. a good day to disappear into books.
Last night after all the amazing walking, Chula and I drove to the C4stro for her to do her reading, because we were running late... and it was really fun... I liked the singing parts and also the voice she did for B3rry, the main character.... I didn't buy anytihing in the bookstore because i knew I wanted to do some SF bookbuying ... and today I ran into Bord3rlands for a lightning raid... it was so alluring. I wished I could stay for hours and paw everything with my grubby little paws ans sit on the floor to read.
I was thinking i should make more effort to support them and buy stuff there!
Rook just said to me, "I'm putting that in my..." and I said, "Oh. Oh, right." and a few minutes later he said, "So I was thinking you might... make a......" and he trailed off and I said, "Yes. Yes, I was thinking I'd do that." Rook: *snort of laughter* Me: We've been married a long time, huh? Rook: 27. Me: Ha! 52. Rook: Aha! Rather like that conversation in the nationallampoon "Doon" book parodying the mystery-laden eyebrow quirking non-conversations of the Dune characters.