Tag Archives: Nicole

LOL – ur doin it rite

NowPublic have done another article on LOLcats, and requested to use some of mine. Including ‘s Kippy, ‘s Suzy and ‘s Harlee. And one of Manny with Kat Richardson’s Poltergeist. (“CAT – ur spellin it rong.”) These are just some of the hundreds of LOLcats on the article’s slideshow. See here.

What someone typed into Google to get to my WordPress: writing with a russian accent
Nup, I don’t write with a Russian accent, so I can’t help you there. But Russian accents are nifty, though.

Since I was tagged:

1. Pick up the nearest book of at least 123 pages.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.

I think that means to post the fifth, sixth and seventh sentences on the page.

“I swear.”

It took long enough that I got worried, but finally he opened the door and called me over. He hadn’t rolled down the window because I had the keys and the windows were electric.

–Patricia Briggs’s Moon Called

I Can Has LOLcode

I Can Has LOLcode: Check out the slideshow that accompanies this article – they asked (and received) permission to use four of my LOLcats. Thanks to Nikki, Mel and Jodi for the use of their cat photos, and thanks to Suzy, Padme and Kippy for deigning to be photographed.

I’ve added some new titles (including ones by Rachel Caine and Jocelynn Drake) to my Reading Wishlist.

Now, to await the cat’s homecoming for photography, and resisting the urge to buy crisps…

LOLcat & WordPress

Original photo. Suzy decided to claim her owner Nicole’s laptop, and thus she inspired this LOLcat.

Mega-thanks to everyone who visited my WordPress yesterday (Tuesday 8th July). You gave me my highest page visits in one day: 223. Considering the previous best was 177, this was quite a jump. Here were the most visited pages:

August 2008 Releases
[REVIEW] Even for Me – Taryn Blackthorne
July 2008 Releases
Reading Wishlist
[COVER ART] Witch Heart – Anya Bast
Cat with Books, Manny, WordPress & Tokyo

Sneezy me has to walk through muddy paddock again now.


Have listed 69 books on BookMooch, and will post out four today – two to NSW, one to Oregon, one to Pennsylvania.

Nicked from :
Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following – they have to be real places, names, things – nothing made up! You CAN’T use your name for the boy/girl name question.
What is your name? Tez
4-letter word: Tent
Vehicle: Toyota
City: Toronto
Boy name: Tom
Girl name: Tania
Alcoholic drink: Tequila
Occupation: Taxidermist
Something you wear: T-shirt
Celebrity: Tara Reid
Food: Tiramisu
Something found in a bathroom: Toilet
Reason for being late: Talking to somone
Cartoon character: Trisha Takanawa (from Family Guy)
Something you shout: Tell me!
Animal: Tortoise
Body part: Toe
Word to describe you: Temporary

Further Info on the Melbourne Writers’ Festival

From MWF:
How to get on the festival program
The writers who appear at the festival are selected by the festival director in consultation with a programming sub committee, a keynote speaker sub committee and with a wide variety of stakeholders including publishers and agents. Writers of all genres and output are considered. Last year, for example, one of the internet’s most popular bloggers, Cory Doctorow, was a major success at the festival. Included in the annual program are: crime writers, poets, performers, playwrights, writers for film and tv, children’s book writers and illustrators. We have writers of horror, science fiction, non fiction, literature, graphic novels, comic books and history. We invite book review and editors, biographers and philosophers.

Whilst not all writers appearing at the festival have books due to be published prior to the festival, this does help. Additionally, having a body of work that is current in terms of other forms of writing can be of assistance. We do require that writers have some experience in public presentation.

Whilst the vast majority of our writers are selected by reputation and on the recommendation of the industry professionals listed above, occasionally writers ask us how to be considered. It is possible to submit a resume of publications and experience to the festival office along with any publications available. However, it should be stressed that we cannot guarantee selection for the program, nor can we return any publications (though you can certainly arrange pick up from the office). This information should not be regarded as a call for submissions for the program.

There’s contact information on the “About Us” page at MWF.

So basically, it sounds like your publisher should send something to the Elite Powers That Be Committee. No guarantee that anything will come of it, though. But be sure to have your publisher mentions what times of year, and what years you are available.

I got this info off their website, and have also emailed the Admin. But right now, I’ve done all little me can do – I just don’t have enough clout. Please send this info on to anyone who might be interested.

Tagged by Nicole:
Go to the current book you are reading, on page 161, and copy down the 5th sentence:
“I saved her ass.” –Tanya Huff, Smoke and Ashes

Thanks to everyone who visited my WordPress on Tuesday, January 29th 2008 to give me my highest amount of visits in a single day: 28. Aye luffs yoo 🙂

Me Pimp, You Ho

I prefer Calvin Harris’s “Love for You” (the B-side on the single) to “Acceptable in the ’80s”. It’s just gorgeous 🙂

I’m concerned for my cat’s intellect: I caught him eating his own vomit the other night. Really. Because the vomit was in the (empty) bath, and he was in the bath eating it up. And his food dish was in its usual spot next to the shower. Oh dear…

I’ve realised a problem with my writing: my novels are short (circa 70,000), but my synopses are long (at least 900 words). Me thinks synopses should be shorter, but does anyone know the roundabout word count I should aim for?

Also, I need help with Blogspot HTML, because I want my sidebars to have wordcount meters, and lists of websites and blogs, and books I’ve read, and music I’ve listened to. How do I all this? I tried copying and pasting, but the headings don’t show up. Check out my Blogspot, and see if you can help, please. Much appreciated.

Now, for author pimpage of those on my LJ Mutual Friends List. Let’s meet them:

Jeaniene Frost: Writes urban fantasy. She gave away Halfway to the Grave cover flats, and I have one 🙂 Buy Halfway to the Grave on Nov 1 2007.
Mark Henry: Writes urban fantasy. With zombies. I mean, zombies are in the novel; they didn’t assist with writing – and if they did, MH didn’t give credit where credit was due 😉 Buy Happy Hour of the Damned in March 2008. (Sorry, I don’t have the exact date because it’s not listed on Amazon yet.)
December Quinn/Stacia Kane: DQ writes erotica; SK writes urban fantasy. Buy Personal Demons on April 1, 2008.

Let it be known that Mark and Stacia are also part of an elite five-person group blog, League of Reluctant Adults. (Here’s hoping I’ve got the link right.) Basically it’s a group of urban fantasy writers who understand the importance of humour. They think they’re reluctant adults? Dude, I don’t have a job 😉 Entries so far have been written by Anton Strout, Stacia and Mark. Don’t be surprised if I pimp the blog regularly – it may be the only chance I have to win free stuff, and you know I love presents 😉

And heads up, Mark: Guess who’s playing Sharon’s sister, Karen, on this week’s Kath & Kim? Have a squizz here.

You Should Play the Guitar

You’re very independent – both in spirit and in the way you learn.
You can teach yourself almost anything, even if it makes your fingers bleed.

You’re not really the type to sit patiently through a music lesson – or do things by the book.
It’s more your style to master the fundamentals and see where they take you.

Highly creative and a bit eclectic, you need a wide range of music to play.
You could emerge as a sensitive songwriter… or a manic rock star.

Your dominant personality characteristic: being rebellious

Your secondary personality characteristic: tenacity

Nicked from Nicole, Andy:

Your home is a

Magic Muse’s Castle

Your kitchen is manned by a team of Keebler Drow Elves. Your master bedroom is decorated to look like the treetop village of the Galadhrim. Your study has every fantasy novel ever written, including multiple editions of the Silmarillion and advance copies of Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition.

Your home also includes a roost for griffons. You’ve never actually seen a griffon, but you keep the roost ready anyway. Your guests enjoy your home theater with hi-def plasma screen TV, and the thrones you watch it from. Outside is the moat that protects your home from goblin invaders and extended family.

And, you have a pet — a unicorn named “Shadowhooves”.

Below is a snippet of the blueprints:

Find YOUR Dream Home!

Ceiling Cat is Watching

Laptop update: So it’s dead and can’t come back to life, lalala. I don’t feel comfortable writing fiction on the PC. But here’s the lineup: First we’ll be getting a new PC. Then we’ll be getting broadband. And then I’ll get a new/second-hand laptop. So I won’t be writing fiction for quite some time. I can still critique other people’s stuff, though, as my critique group will know 😉

If you read Cat Macros, I imagine you’re well acquainted with Ceiling Cat. He peeks out from a hole in the ceiling and watches people do stuff that end in -ate. eg “Ceiling Cat is watching you reincarnate.” (That one’s for you, Johanna 😉 )

My personal favourite is the one done by Despair Faery here:

*gets teary with nostalgia* By the way, November 22nd 2007 will be the tenth anniversary of Michael Hutchence’s death. Prepare yourself an INXS mixtape in his honour, and get out the tissues.

And now for memes:

Are you going to Heaven or Hell?

Looks like you have failed and will be going to Hell. v.v No worries, over half the people who take this quiz will be getting this result. At least you were honest to answer the questions truthfully and you might stand a chance in getting into Heaven. Oh well, look on the bright side, at least you won’t be cold!
Take this quiz!

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Nicked from Nicole:
1. Go to http://www.careercruising.com/.
2. Put in Username: nycareers, Password: landmark.
3. Take their “Career Matchmaker” questions.
4. Post the top ten fifteen results.

1. Composer
2. Telephone Operator
3. Casting Director
4. Comedian
5. Musician
6. Special Effects Technician
7. Data Entry Clerk
8. Medical Transcriptionist
9. Epidemiologist
10. Researcher
11. Announcer
12. Sign Language Interpreter
13. Stenographer
14. Receptionist / Information Clerk
15. Illustrator

Note: Just because I like things, doesn’t make me any good at them.