punktortoise: (SF moomin)
2009-06-01 10:10 am


The submissions-response drought seems to have broken, slightly. After having had only one response in nearly four weeks, I received an acceptance this morning for my silly Star-Trek-tinged story, 'Scuttle', from Blood, Blade, and Thruster.  So the month starts on a positive note.  But I'll need to get my skates on if I'm to reach my target of 100 responses for the year (had been aiming at 100 rejections, but that'll take longer).  Also, I'm seriously in danger of running out of humorous stories - I have only five left in circulation.  (Of course, some people might say that's more than enough, but I'd kinda like to get the reserve back up to double figures.)

Also excellent to hear that Grant Stone's brilliant story from ASIM 37, 'Under Waves and Over', was awarded the short story prize at the SJV awards last night.  Well done Grant!

That is all.  For now, at any rate.
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2009-05-28 01:30 pm

Snurched (that is the word, isn't it? from girliejones...

Your results:
You are Jean-Luc Picard
Jean-Luc Picard
An Expendable Character (Redshirt)
Leonard McCoy (Bones)
Geordi LaForge
Mr. Scott
Beverly Crusher
Will Riker
Deanna Troi
Mr. Sulu
James T. Kirk (Captain)
A lover of Shakespeare and other
fine literature. You have a decisive mind
and a firm hand in dealing with others.

Click here to take the Star Trek Personality Test

...Relieved, I must say, to have such a low Kirk quotient. But my high Spock factor is perhaps indicated by my puzzlement that such test questions as 'Do you major in science?', 'Are you trained in psychology?', and 'Do you use corrective eyewear?' each offer a scale of 1-5 rather than the more logical binary options as answers.

And a small part of me is quietly miffed that the test didn't in fact identify me as a tribble.
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2009-05-27 07:54 am

Is it so wrong...

...that whenever I see the 'Switch User' suggestion on the Windows login menu, the word which springs to mind is 'Flagellist'?
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2009-05-26 02:59 pm

Bandwagons, and jumping on thereof...

This post is hopefully coming to you via Dreamwidth. Yes, I've migrated - or at least am trying it out. I can't remember who on my LJ friendlist is currently also on DW, so it'd be helpful if any of you who are currently treating DW as a kind of 'LJ Second Life' could comment to that effect so I can include you in my 'circle'. If you're agreeable to that, of course.