In re pickpockets and scammers for which Paris is famous , you become an instant non-target.
Most unnecessary thing I did: take cash. Everyplace in Paris accepts credit cards Visa preferred , even for a two-Euro purchase. Tech-wise, the U. Why, we're expecting anywhere from one to four inches of rain! I'm sure the rest of the country finds that incipient local alarm hilarious. A couple of inches is a big deal in the Southwest. Flash floods, roads underwater, from a "downpour" that would hardly threaten birdbaths back East or in the South. But one is always happy to see rain in the desert. Maybe enough of it will hit Southern California to make a dent in the fire danger there.
I've got a couple of ideas for the next book, but they're very preliminary. Both need considerable research to fill out details and approach novel potential. I'm wrapping them around an upcoming trip But it could prove appropriately inspiring because it involves a visit to a place I've never been.
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So many places still to see and not a few that I'd like to revisit. Not one comment or bit of feedback on the Star Wars ep. IX treatment I tossed out there. Tempted as I am, this is why I don't knock myself out with such things. On the other hand, there might be something interesting brewing with a Chinese-based company, and I don't mean tea okay, that was too easy and too cheap, but these days I have to avail myself of opportunites wherever they may arise.
More next month. Though my wife is a trained vet tech, the arthritis in her hands prevents her from handling the needle. So I give Frosty his shots. I consider it good practice for future needs.
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It's a lot easier than when I had Sam, our Colombian red-tailed boa. Sam grew to about six feet and was as friendly as one could want. One year he needed subcutaneous hydration, and the needle for that was a lot bigger and had to remain inserted a lot longer than the needles that are used for insulin. It's all very primitive and Dr. McCoy would be appalled. One day soon I expect immunology or a variant thereof to eliminate most medications, whether delivered by injection, pill, or other means.
We just have to learn the right genetic switches to turn on and the equivalent ones to turn off. That, and how to duplicate the kind of regeneration starfish do with their arms and other vertebrates manage with tails and limbs. All the marvelous mechanical add-ons we're seeing now in films and in stories will be superfluous.
Give me a regenerated big toe over a metal one any day. No shorts forthcoming. They seem to come in bunches or not at all. Enjoying a wetter-than-normal monsoon season.
Can't have too much rain in the desert, and that includes the high desert. It's a bit of an odd duck, but there are times when I know exactly where a story idea is going to lead We'll see if anyone is interested. I'm glad that fans of stories about the Old West will finally get to know about Amos and his adventures. I've always tried to make the details in his tales weapons, locations, times, events as accurate as possible. Why should the Europeans have all the fun with realistic backgrounds?
A number of the AM stories are based not just around real historical personalities, but on actual events. That may not mean as much to regular readers of fantasy, but it surely does to those with a taste for tales of the American West. Each story will be preceded by an introduction written especially for its appearance in these collections. Additionally, every story has been updated and recopyedited where appropriate.
Publication dates forthcoming and I will post the covers here as soon as they are available. There may also be a very limited boxed, signed, and numbered edition in a special binding. Leather, most likely. Details to come as they are solidified. A company should pick up the show and work the real Roseanne's mental difficulties into the story line. Have John Goodman's character announce to the family that "Mom has had to go away for a little while".
Do a couple of shows without her. Have her come back and then reveal that she's been receiving treatment for a breakdown. Subsequent episodes will practically write themselves. Jokes aside, the show would have the opportunity to deal with a serious ongoing national health issue For the first time in years I actually managed to properly attend a convention. Phoenix Comicfest. Large, popular, and the usual two count 'em, two booksellers.
Both of whom did well, a result that apparently doesn't resonate with other vendors who stocked up on costumes, comics, fantasy-oriented knick-knacks, t-shirts, and this year for some inexplicable reason, really cheap stuffed animals. Still plenty of cosplayers, but fewer than usual were executed with recognizable craftsmanship. The new security policies in place after last year's nutcase who arrived with real weapons and real ammo seems to have dampened the enthusiasm of those whose costumes require realistic weaponry.
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It's hard to produce a realistic stormtrooper when you're reduced to carrying a paper-maiche gun. Kudos to the con-com for keeping things running smoothly. It begins with an apparent alien invasion and goes off on June is generally the hottest, driest month in Arizona and the latest forecasts hew true to that.
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More birds flock to the feeders. House finches, sparrows, canyon and spotted towhees, jays, our resident flock of goldfinches, the beautiful lazuli bunting, and the very distinctive crissal thrasher. The hawks are active above it all. I haven't seen many bats this year, and that concerns me.
Possibly further confirmation of the increasng dearth of insects. But it's early yet and late summer usually brings a blizzard of bugs. Watching chipmunks fight over the detritus from the bird feeders will either speed up or mute your visual comprehension. We all write our own sequels.
Unusually, I took the time to actually compose a treatment. And here it is. Was fun to put together. We see that it is the small band of survivors from TLJ.
They are standing in a circle, quiet and thoughtful. Closer in on Rey as something causes her to turn, shade her eyes, and peer into the distance. Alien music, solemn percussion and brass. Closeups on the mostly humanoid Almurians who are accompanied by other aliens and humans, all holding up artificial torches. Move to high shot of a long, impressive procession winding its way outward from a vast, sprawling, modern city. The procession arrives at the greensward and splits, the ends of the two lines forming a greater circle around the band of survivors.
A simple coffin is brought forward. Through the transparent upper part of the canopy we see General Organa. A grave appears. As the music rises, she is buried. Bending, C3PO whispers to a mournful R2. Now what? Not much of a Resistance left to resist.
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