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Friday, January 30, 2009
Why do I have such a hard time remembering to do this? *sigh* My mind is slipping. Slipping, I tell you. Slippi--
What was I talking about? Oh yes, Fantastic Friday. This week's Fantastic Friday is full of fabulous people and mmm-worthy people.
Fantastic Thing-that-happened-in-the-previous-week #1) Natalie. She is the embodiment of fabulous. Not only did she get back to me super quick with Stream Pirate edits, but they were FABULOUS edits. Fab-u-lous. Thanks to her insight, I have revamped the beginning and end as well as begun a line-by-line for some of my MC's annoying little quirks (such as using the words "just" and "even" so much they no longer have meaning). And not to mention a title change. Boy oh boy, a big title change. Well, it's big to me: Stream Pirates is now Stream Pirate. Yup. Plural to singular. Believe me, it makes all the difference in the world. Here's to you, beta-pirate Alika (her Stream Pirate-given name). Keep on being fabulous!
Thing #2) Jill. This requires a little prelude: Thursday, I commuted to school, as normal. Me, being brilliant, took the county roads. But county roads + northeastern midwest + very little car + sudden stop = me in a ditch. So, I'm in the ditch, crying, not yet ten minutes from my house, wondering why on God's green earth I have to go to school at all. Long story and a lot of crying short, I get pulled out of the ditch by an angel in a red pickup. I, being stubborn, continue to school on the county roads to "show the weather who's boss." Roads turn into an inch-thick sheet of ice. Two hours later, I make it to school in a very very unhappy mood. Between classes, my mood hadn't improved, so I pulled out my laptop to check my email. Low and behold, I saw email after email from Jill as she sent me chapters of Stream Pirate. Her comments brightened my mood so much I was able to smile through my macroeconomics exam. So here's to you, beta-pirate Teora (her Stream Pirate-given name). Keep on being a life-saver :)
Thing #3) This video. Can you say "new song obsession"? And hello, Crusoe. Mmm. I love that man.
Thing #4) I know this was (technically) part of my Fantastic Friday last week, but it's so fantastic, I'm including it in this one too: Inkheart. See it. Love it. Drool over Rafi Gavron and Paul Bettany. Mmm.
Thing #5) My little "To each his own magic" picture. I forget where I found this (I think I took it from Libba Bray's blog. She was having an A Great and Terribly Beauty contest of sorts.) but I love it. Kartik. Mmm.
Thing #6) Oh oh OH! Did I forget to include this in my last Fantastic Friday? Well, here goes: Taylor Lautner is officially playing Jacob Black. BUT that's not the Fantastic part. This is. I'm such a girl. (It's a video of him showing off the "muscular developments" he's been working on in order to play Jacob in New Moon. Um...yeah. Rock-hard abs defined.)
Until next time...