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29 January 2005 @ 07:34 pm
apologies for flist spammage  
Well. I guess it is official. I am a geek. Or a nerd. But I think, more accurately, I should stick with geek.

I just spent a good twenty minutes typing a reply to a post about comic books on sheroes - with a stack of books near me for easy reference, should I not remember a writer's name. I kept myself from talking about artists...

And then I got an overwhelming urge to send a sample in to DC. Somewhere, in my head, I am so absolutely certain that they would love to have me writing for them. Nay, need to have me writing for them... This hit me when I realized that of all the writers I'd talked about, only one was a woman. I recently re-read a few of the challenge stories I did for Topscotch. You know what? They were pretty damned good.

Tomorrow, I will do a bit of work on my Madame Xanadu story idea. 'Cause you never know...
Ratesjul: awayratesjul on January 29th, 2005 05:11 pm (UTC)
*hugs* but you're OUR Geek/Nerd. And we love you.

I'm glad you agree that some of your work is good. :)
Kelladyjoust on January 29th, 2005 06:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks, sweetling!

And I'm not saying my writing is great...
Tart Tartuberlibra on January 29th, 2005 06:25 pm (UTC)
m'dear, you can spam my flist anytime.
Kelladyjoust on January 29th, 2005 06:45 pm (UTC)

Annephloxyloxy on January 29th, 2005 07:13 pm (UTC)
Where does the name Xanadu come from? It reminds me of something from The Blind Assassin, but I can't remember what exactly....a planet perhaps?
Kelladyjoust on January 29th, 2005 07:26 pm (UTC)
It's actually from Coleridge, if I'm not mistaken. "In Xanadu did Kubla Khan a stately pleasure dome decree, where Alph, the sacred river, ran in caverns measureless to man down to a sunless sea."

And boot me in the butt if I'm misremembering. He was in an opium haze at the time, so it is said...

Xanadu was a cheesy (and yet I have to admit I still have a fondness for it!) movie from the early 80's. Olivia Newton Johh, Gene Kelly and roller skates. Music by ELO. Yeah. Not a high point in entertainment history.

But Madame Xanadu is a DC comics character who has been rather underutilized. I've got plans for her. mwah-ha-ha!
Annephloxyloxy on January 29th, 2005 07:29 pm (UTC)
Ahhhh, ok then! That Coleridge actually sounds familiar, but probably just because I've heard it quoted before :P

And as for the movie....well. That sounds....nice?

Good luck with your plans!
Kelladyjoust on January 29th, 2005 07:55 pm (UTC)
Knowing you? I'd say rent the movie. It is abominably cheesy, and yet... there is something so pure and sweet and wonderful about it.

And dammit, I like E.L.O.!!!!