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The Short Version: Is mostly, “OH MY GOD, I HOPE SOMEDAY SOMEBODY WANTS TO WRITE SOME ABOUT MY STUFF.” The Not Particularly Long Version:
Yep, the heavy-hitting action hero of Watership Down and the first rabbit to be made entirely of awesome. Here’s a good shot from his fight with General Woundwort (the first rabbit to be made entirely of suck):
When I was a kid, and things like this horrible earthquake in Haiti would happen, I would get really mad at God.
While writing Leviathan , I did a fair amount of research on women who passed as men to serve in the armed forces.
There is a picture I look at when I am feeling generally useless, or terrible, or unmotivated, or despairing, wishing that I had depth perception so I could be a truck driver or you know, any sort of mathematical ability so I could be an accountant.
Earlier this year, several nerdfighters 1 sent me a link to the Web site ThisIsNotTom.com , which features a picture of a man, seated, wearing only a bathrobe.
So, it appears that it has been about a month since I last blogged.
I should be working, but instead I am being annoyed that I can't seem to find a super chunky black or dark brown shoe that doesn't say
While visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art recently, I came upon what is quite possibly the most badass wolf ever, in "Wolf and Fox Hunt" by Peter Paul Rubens and Workshop, circa 1615-21. I stood and stared at it, awestruck by the wolf's audacity and pwnage. You won't get the full effect from a jpeg; the actual painting is enormous.
Last week I sent an email to various YA writers, whose works and opinions I respect, saying, "Frequently on my blog I get into the top of morals in literature. I have claimed that as an author, I cannot be the bearer of morals, cannot create morals in my books but can only be true to the story and allow the reader to create her/his own morals...Many of my readers push back, parents who believe that children's and young adult writers have an obligation to have moral standards and create boundaries in their books so as not to expose children to issues/situations that are age inappropriate." I invited those writers to respond to this issue any way they wanted, to agree or disagree.
The Books of Bayern are finalists for this year's Mythopoeic Award ! the goose girl was a finalist its year, but I didn't realize that the Mythopoeic Awards often honor entire series of books.
I'm so proud and pleased to live in a world where young girls are never sexually abused. Where women in high school or middle school aren't raped. Where teen boys never contemplate suicide (or, heaven forfend, actually attempt and accomplish it).