i dont think you guys appreciate how rad this site is
because first of all you got your basic fantasy and game race names for like
BUT AS IF THAT ISN’T ENOUGH
REAL NAMES WHICH ARE GOOD FOR BOOKS
AND THIS THERE’S MORE????
BAM, PLACE NAMES
AND STILL MORE
SO YOU SEE THESE LITTLE OPTIONS HERE
GO AND TRY TO HELP A GOOD PERSON OUT
This is a pretty impressive resource. I’m particularly charmed by the fact that they remembered Wales (and gave Welsh names their own section).
Also, here are the first ten tavern names it gave me:
The Clever Couple
The Aggressive Mole
The Exclusive Flute Bar
The Lovely Seals
The Dead Pudding Inn
Ye Olde Strawberry
The Fuzy Crab
The Outrageous Pants Pub
The Quaint Axe
The Snoring Pea Tavern
I wasn’t aware that peas could snore, but there you are. (The Outrageous Pants Pub sounds like a place Ezekiel would insist on stopping if for no other reason than to watch Justinian stoically pretend they’re visiting a pub called Ye Olde Strawberry.)
So yeah, this looks like a great site to bookmark.
Aaaaaand I’m not really sure I can convey what I want without resorting to bad drawings. I wish I could figure out which email address I used to buy Sai and find my APSE 8 disc…
News first, because I’m going to pop otherwise: Ezekiel and Justinian have a home! I SIGNED THE CONTRACT TODAY! I Will Lift Up My Eyes To The Hills will be published by Dreamspinner in October/November! As soon as I have an actual date I’ll post it; in the mean time in-between time I’ll just be mooning about and trying to figure out what I want the cover to look like. (I already know who I want to illustrate the cover, if she’s still available. *Crosses fingers and toes*)
News second: I’ll have a post over at Scorching Reviews on Sunday, April 13th, as part of their LGBT month. Now all I have to do is figure out WHAT it is I’ll be posting. It’ll likely be Ezekiel/Justinian related, but beyond that, I don’t know what it’ll be.
Updates: Windows 8 and I are getting along much better, now. I updated to 8.1, which doesn’t seem to have made a huge difference (but I also doubt I’d used 8.0 long enough to notice any differences outside of the addition of the “start button” on the taskbar). I’m getting used to going to settings to turn off/reboot, even though it still makes no friggin’ sense whatsoever.
I discovered that I had entirely too many security-oriented programs running at once, which was causing all sorts of connecting-to-the-internet issues. I uninstalled two of them, made sure the third was off, and reinstalled one of them. Now my computer doesn’t complain about being not being protected and I can actually use the internet!
And now I’m going to go be gleeful and giddy at the people who know me and then I’m going to bed.
Not-fun thing first: I think that Night Duty simply isn’t meant to be published, because this is the third time I’ve submitted it and the third time it’s been rejected. I don’t know if it’s Phil’s voice, if it’s the not-horribly-obvious 1930s-that-never-were setting combined with mentions of the theater release of Gunga Din and Douglas Fairbanks Jr.’s awful little mustache, or if it’s something else entirely, but it just doesn’t work for anyone but me.
Note that I am not whining, merely utterly puzzled—clearly something is awry in the story, but I’ve no idea what.
Success Number 1: I Lift Up My Eyes To The Hills has been submitted. YAY. Also eek, because that’s how I always feel, but hooray I finished something and sent it away.
Success Number 2: I went to Amazon.co.uk and FINALLY found a CoE Book of Common Prayer. It’s TINY! Legible and has the Coverdale Psalter with NUMBERED VERSES, but itty-bitty. Fine with me, I can put it in more pockets and take it with me all over.
Semi-Success: I’m in the middle of writing a mostly epistolary sequel to ILUMETTH. Things I Have Learned so far include basically all of Ezekiel’s history, both in terms of relationships and activities. (Also that he falls in love pretty fast, even if it’s only on his side.)
One thing I reeeeeally need to do is show Ezekiel being the competent Guardian he is, since so far all he’s managed to do is exorcise a puny spirit… At least on-page. He’s done more than that in the past, but that doesn’t count for right now.