Remix authors are revealed! And we learn that anyjay
wrote the lovely "Daisy Chains"
that many of you enjoyed just as much as I did. I myself committed Whofic
for the Remix, which is why none of you were in danger of having accidentally read it and guessed it was me.
Spent yesterday alternating between replaying Half-Life 2
and writing two different stories at once. This was an exercise in balanced procrastination. I need to do some serious re-outlining in the Iceland story to make sure I have properly understood my antagonistic force (she said, vaguely), and I am really really not wanting to. Sigh. Work.Half-life 2
is a wonderful piece of story-telling, by the way, if you've never played it. It's out now on Steam for Macintosh, so I expressed my appreciation for Valve's new cross-platform-ness by paying for it again. Thought I might as well replay it. And despite having traveled that path before, five minutes in I was experiencing hatred, then later rage, and then fast-breathing panic. The next couple of hours were a tactical slaughter of fascist semi-human military police, and I knew exactly what I was fighting for.
This is what happens when game companies hire writers.
The bad guy in HL2 is named Wallace Breen
. This amused Mr Pedia when he observed it when I first played it, and he asked me if it was a reference to the convicted child molester Marion Zimmer Bradley was married to most of her life, Walter Breen. (He was the subject of a couple of famous SF con scandals of the kind that make you wish fans would be a little bit less accepting of the "foibles" of their fellow fans and a little bit more into swinging baseball bats.) It's possible, and it would be funny if so.
Last night I watched the latest Doctor Who
then we binged on a big chunk of this season's House.
I loved the season ender, and will be rewatching it later today, perhaps along with the one just before it. Hugh Laurie: great actor. As I type this now, Mr Pedia is launched into his second
rewatch of all of this season's Who. I think Eleven has a fan. Though Amy Pond and River Song probably don't hurt the season from Mr P's point of view.
I observe that LJ is having DNS troubles. Maybe I should take that as a sign and go off and write like a good drone.
ETA: There are possible spoilers for House
in the comments.