Me Me Me (and the Cat)
Posted on August 26, 2008 Posted by John Scalzi 22 Comments
Some stuff relating to me:
* First, here’s a shot of the recent Ann Arbor appearance of me, Tobias Buckell and Paul Melko, talking about science fiction today. We’re up there in the front. I think it went very well — Toby and Paul are smart, funny people to talk science fiction with, and the audience was into it as well and asked some good questions. My understanding is that at some point a video of the talk will go up; naturally when it does I’ll point you all at it. In the meantime, thanks to Anne KG Murphy for this photo here, and all her assistance in setting this up. She is awesome.
* Dayton and southwestern Ohio folks, remember that tonight Toby and I are coming to Books & Co. at the Greene tonight, from 7 to 8pm. We’ll talk about our books, do a little bit of reading and maybe do some Q&A (and of course, sign books). Please come so Toby and I aren’t just standing there, looking uncomfortably at each other for an hour.
* Hey, look! An interview with me at Blogging the Muse, in which I reveal when I decided to be a writer, whether I have any “trunk novels” and why authors spend too much time worrying about “making it.” Mmmm.. blathery.
* And because it’s been two weeks and if I don’t post a new picture I’ll get death threats, here’s Ghlaghghee, looking oh so pensive:
I think she’s reliving special memories of rodent disembowelments, but honestly. With cats, you never can tell.
In Blogging the Muse, the sentence “Started writig professionally” is high-larious.
It’s not a hugely copy-edited post, I’ve noticed.
How long does it take her crew to lay down the tracks for a new train of thought?
I’m just stopping by in anticipation of chang (who is not chang)’s elaborate critique of that picture composition.
(Ghlaghghee is centered, focused, and occupying the frame all by herself, but I’m sure you managed to goof up somehow.)
Marko: My guess? It’s poorly cropped. This ain’t Architectural Digest, y’know.
O Great Scalzi, what a superb picture of the Beauteous Ghlaghghee. Indeed, you have performed admirably in this one case – except for the ridiculous interpretation of Her Pensiveness.
Her Glorious Shimmering Radiance (which you have actually managed to capture – note the soft Glow of Perfect Essence Emanating From Her Reflected On The Railing) is indeed pensive in this picture, but not for the reason you claim. Magnificent She is contemplating the huge amount of work She has put into you for such little apparent result – and how much further She must go.
But She is, of course, up to the task.
In spite of the interpretive defect, The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club, a quorum being duly assembled, has deemed this offering worthy of
The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club Seal of Approval Award
valid from 26 August 2008 to 15 September 2008
So now you can add another “Me” bullet item to your post.
The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club
“Crap! He’s trying to take a picture to keep those interwebs people happy. Maybe if I look disinterested he’ll go away. Come on! I’m a busy cat! I’ve got things to do and naps to take!”
“Ladies and gentleman, your authors! Tobias Buckell… and the other guy, with the rocketship thingy!”
“Magnificent She is contemplating the huge amount of work She has put into you for such little apparent result – and how much further She must go.”
And here I thought it was:
“Do these vertical bars make me look slimmer?”
Off Topic – Glenn Reynolds is saying he just got Stephenson’s Anathem in the mail. Did you get a free copy too? On a related note, do you know who I need to fellate to get on that mailing list?
“Introducing John Scalzi, who has won a Hugo. What have the rest of you done lately? How many of you have won Hugos lately? Didn’t think so.”
Matthew in Austin: Glenn Reynolds is busy fellating half the Right, so you can start there… That’s a whole lot of mouth music! Lookout!
But that’s not the comment I’m here to make. No way. I don’t even care about that.
I just want to give Scalzi kudos for the Rod McKuen reference!
I’ll be at Books & Co.! Hey, if no one else shows up tonight, I’ll take you and Toby out for consolation-prize ice cream, nnnnkay?
Why southeastern Ohio?
*looks back at map*
Oops. Let me fix that, Kerry.
One word: egads. I do remember her standing there taking pictures though.
TKay @13: I’ll be there at B&C as well, which I guess lets you off the hook for ice cream.
Kerry @14: I’m guessing that folks in SE Ohio are more than welcome to come as well. They’ll just have to drive farther, is all. ;)
hugh57 @17: Well, hell. I wanted an excuse to get ‘scream.
Seeing as how Dayton is about a 5 hour drive, I don’t think I’ll be down tonight. Have a great time.
I’ll be at B&C as well. Wheeeee.
First, here’s a shot of the recent Ann Arbor appearance of me, Tobias Buckell and Paul Melko, talking about science fiction today. We’re up there in the front. I think it went very well
And it did! You guys from Ohio were so good we will let you into Ann Arbor even during football season. I hope the library will invite you back.
I must admit, I sometimes just read the blog to see if there’s a cat picture and a chang, who is not chang post.