brief note

Nobody should have to do anything about this except note the change, but I just remedied a dumb error I made when switching journals; this journal’s username is now swan_tower (or swan-tower) instead of theswantower. It’s a little easier to parse. Everything should be changed automatically, so you don’t need to refriend me or anything.

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  1. d_aulnoy

    Hey, psst! Found you through D.’s f-list, after she found *me* via someone else’s (it’s the circle of … friending). I’m one of the few, the proud, the brave, to whom this post is actually quite helpful, since trying to use the address from earlier in the day, was, er, ineffective.

    So, hope you don’t mind ….

    • Marie Brennan

      I don’t mind in the slightest. Which D would this be? I can think of a couple it could refer to. ^_^

      • d_aulnoy

        Ah, sorry – Pythia_Akrypta. I can only claim, a) exhaustion, b) insularity, and c) a strange but natural tendency towards impenetrability.

        P.S. – _Doppleganger_? Is fantastic. But you knew that. πŸ™‚

        • Marie Brennan

          I figured it was her, but wanted to check.

          And no, I didn’t know that; remember, all writers are insecure. ^_^ Have you finished it, or something? Or are you just generalizing based on a small sample? (Which reminds me — I should post the last scene of the excerpt on my site.)

          • d_aulnoy

            Finished it, loved it, and am currently trying to extrapolate the plot of the sequel from the preview snippet at the back.

            I’m also simultaneously preparing a lesson plan on “The Sandman”, so I’m probably projecting a lot of psychoanalytic tripe onto it, but on the offchance that I’m not … I *really* like the psychological Manicheanism.

          • Marie Brennan

            Good Christ, woman, it’s only been a few days!

            I’m very glad to hear you liked it, though. As for the preview snippet, well, it’s representative of the plot, but it may look rather different by the time it hits print. I don’t much like how it starts.

            And wow, you just related my novel to Manicheanism. I’m not even sure what to do with that, other than bask in the glow of Meaningful Writerliness. <g>

          • d_aulnoy

            Heh – speed-reading. It’s what got me through grad. school. πŸ™‚

            On Sunday, I read the new de Lint, today, I read _Doppleganger_. And I liked them equally well, which, honestly, considering how much I like de Lint, says a lot.

            And, yeah, I think that I just managed to out-do myself in the Geek Sweepstakes.

          • ninja_turbo

            You know, since Warrior and Witch will be out this fall, we could put together a paper session or panel for ICFA 2006 about ‘s novels and stories. It’d be delightfully–if perhaps incestuously–meta.

            , this means you need to get a Driftwood story published tis year so I can write on it. πŸ˜‰

          • Marie Brennan

            It did occur to me, when talked about doing something on dance in SF/F, that there’s rather a large paean to dance in Doppelganger. On the other hand, I think if anybody were to even mention my fiction in a paper at ICFA, I’d have to go hide at the bottom of the pool (with a scuba tank so I wouldn’t die).

            Re: Driftwood — I’m trying, dude. Make these papers go away so I can finish the story I started this weekend, and get it out there with the original “Driftwood,” thus doubling the odds of me selling something in that setting.

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