Japanese fantasy at zero draft. Finally.

Hmm. I’ve had a couple spam comments in my blog in the last couple weeks. They’re the first spam I’ve had here in LJ-land. Wonder if the spammers are getting better at circumnavigating the anti-spam protocols LJ has in place or if the anti-spam protocols went through some “upgrade” that fubarred them.

Anyhoo, on Sunday, I hung out with and assisted terracinque and donovanj99 while they conducted a photoshoot thingy. We roamed the Decatur square area whereupon I was charmed by much of the flora and architecture: the old courthouse, a lovely church, a brick alley (the one next to Eddie’s Attic) with wrought iron banisters and copper downspouts, and sweeping magnolia trees. I snapped several pix of terracinque with my point-and-shoot Nikon CoolPix and here are a few of my favs:

I’m rather pleased at how these turned out. And isn’t terracinque lovely?


Writing Stuff

Spent the weekend playing catch-up on much of the outstanding Tangent work and am mostly–but not quite completely–caught up. Taming hamsters, rah.

– Part 2 of my “Writing Multicultural Fiction for Children” article is now up at Writing-World. Go read, yo!

New Words:
– 1300 on “Hannya-Shin-Kyo”–which I’m really starting not to like as a title; started tossing around “A Single, Sincere Prayer Can Move Heaven” as an alternative, but I’m not sure I like that better–and it’s at zero draft. Whew. I foisted it on fosteronfilm to first reader and loaded it up to Critters. Looks like I’m in good shape to meet my November deadline, assuming, of course, that Critter consensus doesn’t require me to do a complete overhaul.

Zokutou word meter
6,091 / 6,000

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19 Responses to Japanese fantasy at zero draft. Finally.

  1. basletum says:

    Hamsters. Those little furballs just won’t stop breeding.

  2. neo_prodigy says:

    absolutely lovely pics.

  3. n_decisive says:

    Nice photos!

    *is* lovely, but it’s possible I may have mentioned that myself once.

    If I’m luckier next year, perhaps I’ll make it to D*C and get a chance to say so in person!

  4. wistling says:

    Not too fond of either title, to tell you the truth…the second one’s too long, and the first one isn’t English so you lose all the grabbiness.

    • Eugie Foster says:

      Actually, the first title, in its entirety is: “Hannya-Shin-Kyo: The Stillness Between Thoughts.” Which is, again, too long. Grumf. I brainstormed a bit more and came up with “Emptiness of Form” which I don’t find particularly catchy, but if I don’t come up with something better, it’ll probably be what I go with. Argh.

  5. keesa_renee says:

    Eugie!! You’re back!! :pounces::huggles: It’s been WAY too long since you’ve posted here! (Heh…I should talk…)

    I’ve missed you.

  6. Anonymous says:


    Reading it in Critters and enjoying immensely, as I’ve done all your stories I’ve read. I agree about the title not being right, you may lose some potential audience. The english alternative is intriguing. I like it.

    • Eugie Foster says:

      Re: Hanna-Shin-Kyo

      Why, thank you, O anonymous reader! And yah, I’m still wringing my brain, trying to come up with a good title. Right now, I’m leaning towards “Emptiness of Form,” but that’s not floating my socks either.

  7. matt_wallace says:

    Where are all the attractive women leaning against trees and smiling when I go to the park?

    • Eugie Foster says:

      See, you’re going to the wrong park. Unless your park is expressly labeled as one of the “attractive smiling women leaning against trees” parks, then you’re outta luck .

  8. sruna says:

    Lovely pix!

    Hey – are we going to see you and this Saturday? We’re trying to round up our RSVPs as we still need LOTS more help!


  9. orig_ladycat says:

    Congrats on finishing!! Go go edits now! The pics turned out nicely too.

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