So I’m STILL GRADING. Â The end is in sight, however, at least for this weekend. Â
In the meantime, I’ve posted something about pithy one-linerish descriptions of UF over at the League. Â Basically, my issue is that few people I know in RT have any idea what UF is, and I can’t buy everyone a “starter pack.” Â Meanwhile, when I try to describe the genre, I inevitably get stuck, or I make assumptions about other stuff they know. Â How would you describe UF to, let’s say, a psychologist who hasn’t read anything but Freud and Foucault for the past twenty years; doesn’t own a TV; and hasn’t been in a bookstore since she discovered interlibrary loans?
This is my dilemma. Â They also tend to be people who are really smart, and I end up getting nervous and saying something “Nikkish,” such as, “Dude, UF is awesome ’cause it’s got raunchy supe sex.” Â And they’re all, “we hired you??? Â Did you get your doctorate from Valley Girl U?” Â And I’m all, “Supe sex! Â Yum!”
There’s other fun things afoot for the future, as well. Â On the 13th, I’m going to NYC. Â I’ll be staying with my AMAZING friends, Dr. and Mrs. Whisky, and Â I’ll also be going to “meet,” (drink with!) the fine people at my agency, McIntosh and Otis, Inc., and at Orbit Books. Â I’m not sure whether or not I can take photos of their organizations; I remember getting run out of various grocery stores when I was a teenager and we were trying to film ourselves shopping. Â Why? Â I can’t remember, and I don’t think we ever really had a motivation. Â Anyway, if I CAN, and I can share them (I am a little gun shy after Jewel-Osco threatened to call the POLICE on my petty-bourgeois ass), then that will be a big feature. Â
I will also be getting author photos taken VERY shortly (as in the 21st). Â And there might be some posts (there will definitely be posts regarding my anxiety; I would rather have a root canal than have my picture taken) that ask you for your help deciding on a photo. Â Not sure yet, and it depends on how many “good” ones we have to choose from.
Anyway, this has become a large post about nothing. Â I consider it a “trailer” post. Â Or a “preview” post. Â Fun things will be happening. Â Oh yes. Â Fun things.
2 thoughts on “The Oubliette is where you put people . . . to forget about 'em”
Have fun in NYC! I work there and I enjoy myself 😀
Thanks Katie! I'm looking forward to it. I haven't been there since I was a freshman in college. Crazy!
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