June 12th, 2011


Sunday Fic Meme: "Catch of the Day"

Each Sunday, post six sentences from a writing project -- published, submitted, in progress, for your cat -- whatever. (Ganked from DW)

Below is an excerpt from "Catch of the Day," a Torn World story that I'm currently revising. It will eventually be submitted for canon board approval.

Vlaran led them to a place where the creek rippled around several large boulders. "Pretend that you are a lazy fish," she instructed. "Look for a patch of still water near a rock."


There's one -- oh! The fish swam away!" Jularei said.


"Don't let your shadow fall on the fish," Vlaran said.

Not Like This: "The Lone Ranger" Remake

my_partner_doug tipped me to a movie remake of The Lone Ranger.  What's wrong with this picture?  The Native American hero, Tonto, is being played by Johnny Depp.  I liked the original TV series because I was amused by how often Tonto had to save the Lone Ranger.  I am not at all amused to see this role go to an actor who is not Native American.  It's bad enough to cross-cast any character whose ethnicity is already specified, but it's especially egregious when said identity is a mainstay of the character and his role in a story.  So I'm not only skipping the movie and leaving my folding green vote in my pocket, I'm encouraging other folks to boycott it as well.