So it appears this is one of those weeks where I have very little worth saying, which naturally results in spending less time online saying things. Instead I have been marking student assignments for the UQ dayjob, which is sadly reaching its end after tonight’s class and tomorrow’s class are done with, leaving me with nothing but the marking on the student’s final assignments.
I suspect I will continue to be quiet for the next week or two for marking eats time like no-ones business (both the actual activity of marking and the procrastination as you try to avoid it).
On the topic of things that are not marking-related, I recommend checking out the Conquilt currently being auctioned as a fundraiser for the Continuum SF Convention in Melbourne.
I’m not sure I can really explain the Conquilt in sufficient detail to capture it’s awesomeness, since descriptions largely come down to “it’s a quilt made up of fabric signed by writers and editors and artists who were at Aussiecon 4,” which puts the quilt in a context but not really the best way of doing so.
It’s impressive and wonderful and congratulations to Rachel Holkner for making it happen. I recommend checking it out. And bidding, when the bidding becomes a thing that people do on the 9th of June instead of simply standing back and admiring the quilt.
I’ve been submitting things again, which makes it the first time I’ve submitted a story anywhere since November of last year. Next thing you know I’ll be finishing stories, and writing new things, and people will start poking me in the ribs and teasing me about saying “no, I’m out of stories for the time being, really I am.”
Which is probably a good thing, in the long run.
And with that I’m out, and the not-much-to-say-ness returns.