@cleolinda: If you've ever wanted to hear my impression of Savoureux's Tornado Siren From Hell, this is your chance.
Somewhat around 1:09:40.
@_abigala: It's a good impression. I thought it was a recording at first.
@cleolinda: I have a skill!
And then, near the end of the show, I happened to check Twitter because Reidan mentioned something that Bryan Fuller had just then tweeted, and we had BREAKING NEWS (I even made a little news-ticker sound. I was a little loopy by then) (I am not trying to break into the sound effects industry, I swear). The best write-up of the subject, however, appeared today:
@darklorelei: Did you read AVClub's article on Hunnam dropping out of 50 Shades? It's AMAZING.
Had Universal displeased Hunnam? The sense that it had disappointed him somehow made Universal tingle with dirty shame—shame that burned deliciously hot and low, deep inside the studio.
Speaking of loopy, I feel really bad about the end of the podcast--I realize now that I missed my cue to be like "Thanks so much for having me on, it was great!" (Which it was!) But my blood sugar had tanked by that point and I was running out of coherence, as you see (hear?) during the "Cleo, you have to say bye" part ("--Oh!"). Not that I am ever terribly coherent the rest of the time, but there you are.
Also, someone asked me yesterday to explain why I like Alana Bloom. WARNING: Do not ask me this unless you really, really want to know. At length.
Also-also, I had a weirdly productive streak last week, with "Thirteen Ways of Pitching to The Toast" and a strange little Sleepy Hollow iPhone fic. (You're damn straight I'm going to keep bringing up the fact that I actually finished things.) I am currently editing another little thing (sold and forthcoming), in addition to mulling over the (more serious) Pitchception within the Toast piece (mulling is an important step in the process), AND ALSO A SHORT STORY DUE ON NOVEMBER 1ST, WHY AM I NOT WRITING THE THINGS I AM SUPPOSED TO BE WRITING. I mean, short answer: mild manic upswing. Which I tend to regard as "make hay while the sun shines" time; I don't expect this to be the new normal. That said, finishing things and getting feedback has been existentially encouraging in itself. I CAN DO THIS.
OH AND: Welp, The War of the Seasons Kickstarter is already 100% funded after a week. So it's very likely we'll make the stretch goal that would result in me writing a (different) short story. (I'll be taking much the approach I did to the Sleepy Hollow thing, which is "trying to get into the voices of someone else's characters while making it something you'd enjoy if you're coming to it cold.") You'll only be able to get it by pledging, but you'll get it with any pledge $5-and-over. Janine wanted me to point out that I do actually get paid for this story as well, so if you've ever wanted to show your support for Cleolinda Industries, this is your chance, although spreading the word and sending powerful YOU CAN DO IT mindbeams are also appreciated. Really appreciated.