November 14th, 2004

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MG is #1

Metro Girl is now the #1 on the NY Times Hardcover Fiction Best Seller List!

And hey, that Peter Pan related movie is about to come out.

This is my official build up as a star.
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Mission Accomplished

Well, two weeks of having it hang over my head have been getting to me, so now I'm very happy to say the wait is over! The Fall 2004 edition of Inception is (finally!) online!

Once again, it's a BIG issue. Highlights include 4 (count 'em) interviews, reports from Dragon*Con, a megaton of artwork, a half dozen poems (all new poets!), a fistful of reviews and more stuff that I will bother to list out. Plus, there are news updates.

BTW, this is the 3rd anniversay edition :)

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    accomplished accomplished
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15 Questions

Anybody want to take a stab?

01. Who are you?
02. Are we friends?
03. When and how did we meet?
04. Do you have a crush on me?
05. Would you kiss me?
06. Give me a nickname and explain why you picked it.
07. Describe me in one word.
08. What was your first impression?
09. Do you still think that way about me now?
10. What reminds you of me?
11. If you could give me anything what would it be?
12. How well do you know me?
13. When's the last time you saw me?
14. Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn't?
15. Are you going to put this on your LiveJournal and see what I say about you?
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    okay okay
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Folk Interpretation of Glam Rock

So I flipped on NPR at quarter past noon today and that Celtic music show was on. This tune was on, kind of a Scottish reel or something with a flute, something like a squeeze organ, etc. and I'm like "Whatever," since I was getting ready to go out... and then I realized it sounded like a familiar tune. I listened a bit and suddenly was like, "Oh! That's... That's... That's 'Bohemian Rhapsody'!"

Yes, it was Scottish folk adaptation of the Queen epic. I sat down after that and enjoyed it. They did the WHOLE song as a folk tune... Just too funny. Afterward the announcer said it was actually called "Hibernian Rhapsody."

And because I know you all wanna here this, here ya go: Best Buy sample, click on "Hibernian Rhapsody".

I think the song was better than the intro clip gives it credit for though. Way better than the Mexican version of "My Way" or the Cantonese version of "She Loves You."
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I normally don't like war but...

I just found

Google War

I could play this all night long -- it's like solitaire almost!

And looking at recent matches amuses me. Right now some good "matches" are: "huge breast vs. pussy," "jesus vs. buddha," and "israel vs. Jesus."
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    "Where Is the Line?" -Bjork

When you're done

This is going to sound really pathetic and needy, but when some of you are done going through the latest Inception (I realize, it probably will take a while), could you let me know what you think? Often I will put around a week of free time (and a marathon night session) into producing it and only maybe one person will say anything. I *know* people enjoy it, but it's rare anybody says so, and sometimes, I dunno, I wish they would. Not even say something about MY work, mind you, but about the stuff that's in it, like the artists, articles, etc.

Naturally, *as* I was writing this post, I received the following email from regular Inception contributor Amy Harlib: "Wow - terrific issue! The con reports are so good for folks like me who can never go and must get their experiences vicariously. Loved the whole thing, as usual and am glad to be a part of Inception. Thanks, vibes and hugs, Amy." Awww, that Amy is ever-reliable; that "one comment" usually is from her.
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    "Who Is It" -Bjork