Gakked from Stephen Dedman

Go here and keep hitting random quotes until you get five that resonate with you, then post them in your journal.

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody
Bill Cosby (1937 – )

It is what you learn after you know it all that counts
John Wooden (1910 – )

I was thought to be ‘stuck up.’ I wasn’t. I was just sure of myself. This is and always has been an unforgivable quality to the unsure
Bette Davis(1908 – 1989), The Lonely Life, 1962

Why is my existence so perfect with dark places? And why do I no longer care?
Lemuel W. H. Ranier

That’s just the way things go. We meet people, get to know them and then they get up and leave us behind
Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata, Animal Crossing: Wild World


From Angelaina

What was the last story you read?
The first draft of Lyn’s new story The Found House. Last (pre-)published story: The Immaculate Conception by Matt Hults, in the galley of The Beast Within

What was the last poem you read?
Aesculapius in the Underworld by Ryan G Van Cleave, in Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror 15.

What was the last comic you read?
Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America by Jeph Loeb and a cast of thousands

What was the last movie you watched?
Mister Brooks, for the 2nd time, on DVD

What song are you listening to now? Say something about it–what it means to you, who introduced you to it, something like that.
Vicious Traditions by The Veils. A beautifully haunting song that stands out a mile from the rest of their work.

What’s your guilty-reading pleasure?
It used to be Dick Francis novels, but I’ve since stopped feeling guilty.

Say something about the last poem you wrote!
I wrote two in a day whilst at work recently, image-canoodlings that surprised me by becoming coherent and visually sound.

Say something about a story you’re writing now!
Comfort represents a departure from my recent work: a change in tense, POV, narratorial voice, and based very much around an interior journey rather than exterior action. It’ll take some getting right, but it’ll be nice to change direction once again.

If you were a fictional character, who would be writing you?
A sadistic bastard.

And a link to your favorite magazine, because they probably need your help. 😉

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