Jed’s off to the office,…

Jed's off to the office, and I'm settling in for a long day of work. I finished Richardson's Pamela Sunday, thank god, and yesterday I started Henry Fielding's Joseph Andrews, his second parody of Pamela. The first was Shamela. I can't really imagine disliking a novel so much that you'd take the time to write *two* parodies of it -- especially at novel-length. Joseph Andrews is undeniably funny, though; it's about Joseph, Pamela's brother, who endeavors to be a much a paragon of male chastity as Pamela is of female chastity. The parody doesn't stick particularly close to the original, though -- I'm about halfway through now, and it seems much more concerned with Parson Adams, and a series of lunatic adventures that owe more to Don Quixote and The Canterbury Tales than they do to Pamela. Regardless, the book is a definite relief after being immersed in Richardson's novel.

I'm hoping to be finished by 2-ish; after that, I expect I'll focus on various leftover e-mail and SH projects. My development people (I *love* having development people) are working on setting up our first annual Readers' Choice Awards -- a fun chance to look over what we published last year, and give small prizes to your favorite authors and artists. With any luck, those will be up and running through the month of March. I need to put together an art gallery (actually, it would be good if I put together several, because the gods know that I suck at doing it on time, monthly, as I ought). We need another art editor, dangit. It's really only about an hour or two of work a month. Isn't there someone out there, who doesn't hope to sell to the magazine, who'd like to do it? Pretty please?

Jed seems to think that he can give me a comments page without too much trouble. I know I prefer threaded comments (somehow linked to each entry) to a single page listing all comments on everything; I have trouble following the discussion on those pages. I'm trying to decide whether it'd be better to have the comments appear in a separate window, or just be appended to each entry, perhaps in a smaller font. Opinions? If you don't talk to me now, maybe I'll decide you don't really want a comments page... so far, no one's expressed an interest except me. :-/ It'd be sad to have a comments page and no comments...

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