In other exciting news, soc.sexuality.general passed! If nothing untoward happens, the newsgroup will be created in 3 days and available to you all. (If I haven't mentioned this before, s.s.g. is the new, moderated version of alt.sex, which drowned in spam. Yours truly is one of the five initial moderators, along with a robomoderator. We won't be moderating for content -- simply appropriateness. If a post is appropriate to discussions of sexuality, it goes through. If it's pure spam, an ad, overly cross-posted, a story (which belongs in alt.sex.stories.moderated), etc., then it doesn't. Should be interesting -- I've never been a newsgroup moderator before.)
I have, of course, moderated other forums. Workshops at conventions, my mailing list...ah, my mailing list. The erotica list had another minor hubbub recently, a list member using rather coarse language in conversation (as opposed to in a story), which some members objected to. It's hopefully settled now. (If you're curious, I came down pretty much on his side, and reminded others that they could delete his posts if they chose.)
I have not repeated my 5-ish feat. Perhaps when I have money again I will buy an alarm clock. Nonetheless, there's a lot of work I want to do today, though I will take it slow -- I hope this will be a mellow, working weekend.
What, you ask, does she need to do? Well, very top of the list is revise "Deep with Sea". Remember that one? Yes, I don't get to put it off any longer. I've practically forgotten what the story is about...
So off to work, my darlings. Have a lovely weekend!
9 a.m. - No revisions yet, but my room is clean! :-) A little more leftover paperwork to get through and then I really do have to start working. Before that, though, I wanted to let y'all know what I'd been reading lately.
Star Trek. Lots and lots of old classic Trek novels. I'm thinking of writing a short story for a contest they're having -- that's my excuse, but in truth, it's pure indulgence reading these again. Here's a list of my favorite classic Trek novels -- these are the ones I recommend highly if you're going to read Star Trek. Many of the authors of these also write excellent non-Trek novels
- The Prometheus Design - Ethical dilemmas -- is the glory inseparable from the violence? Hell's kitchen. Can Kirk truly give up command?
- Black Fire - Spock the pirate! With an earring and everything. Reciting poetry, no less.
- Triangle - Star Trek meets poly. Well done.
- Yesterday's Son - Remember Zarabeth? What if she got pregnant?
- The Wounded Sky - A proto-deity, done right. A glass spider scientist -- and Scotty??
- The Final Reflection - Klingons. Sexy Klingons. Strong contender for favorite.
- My Enemy, My Ally - Remember the Romulan commander? She had an aunt...
- The Tears of the Singers - Uhura falls in love with a very difficult man
- The Vulcan Academy Murders - Amanda is dying, and a series of murders occurs on Vulcan
- Uhura's Song - probably my favorite. Tail-Kinker-to-Ennien is an unforgettable character. Deadly plague. I've read this at least 20 times.
- Ishmael - Okay, this one you'll only really appreciate if you've seen the tv show, "Here Comes the Brides". Spock in flannel, playing poker.
- Dwellers in the Crucible - Another intense Human/Vulcan relationship
- Pawns and Symbols - human pawn (or is she?) in Klingon space
- The Romulan Way - undercover Federation agent -- McCoy goes to find out if she's 'gone native'
- How Much for Just the Planet? - If you like Gilbert and Sullivan, you *must* read this. Funny funny funny. Helps to like old movies.
- Time for Yesterday - Another story with Spock's son
- Doctor's Orders - Our favorite doctor in command
- Strangers from the Sky - The REAL story of Earth's first contact with Vulcans
- Spock's World - Will Vulcan vote to leave the Federation?
- Q-in-Law (Next Gen) - Okay, it's next gen, but it's so funny that I had to include it. Q and Lwaxana Troi...not to mention the girl that was given to young Wesley