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Historic Update


The Mintmaster's Mansion in the open-air museum 'The Old Town' in Aarhus.

Time for an update, methinks. Which is a story of much to-do and little writing, although I've found the time for some editing and some reading. Mostly I've been engaged with freelance work-for-hire, which is nice because it pays the bills.

Last weekend we had a visit from my parents, and we all had a good time. The kids always love to see their grandparents. We went on a trip to the Old Town, an open air museum with buildings from historic times in Denmark. It's much more exciting that it sounds, but then again I'm a history buff ;-) But even the kids had fun--perhaps because they had 'play-like-in-the-old-days' theme.



There was also a guy gathering beeswax.




This weekend was a quiet affair at home. Mrs. D. and I have started watching Game of Thrones, and you can color me impressed. The actors do a great job of portraying the characters and their differences, and their acting adds to the characterization in the books. I think it's a basic thing--movies see people from the outside, whereas literature sees people from the inside--but wathching the way a man narrows his eyes at a comment sometimes says more than a page of internal dialogue.

Some of the footage is breathtaking, too. Of course, I already liked the books, so I'm probably easy to convince.

In a moment I'll begin sending out a bunch of short stories that came back from editors. They're relatively new (from this year), and I always hope my new stories will find a good home fast. They didn't, not this time, but the rejections weren't all preprinted, so I'm still hoping for a good home, even if finding it takes a couple of years. 

Also, I'm very much looking forward to Wednesday when 'Monsters Big and Small' will be out in Daily Science Fiction.

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bogwitch64
May. 14th, 2012 11:47 am (UTC)
I'm loving the adaptation of Game of Thrones. They do a good job of capturing the books, even in the stuff they've had to leave out.
jakobdrud
May. 15th, 2012 12:35 pm (UTC)
They sure do. We're only 4 episodes into season 1, but the story is pretty much as I remember it. The tension between the characters remains, even where the story diverges.
jennygordon
May. 16th, 2012 03:14 am (UTC)
Wow, what a beautiful place - thanks for posting the picture of the houses.
(Anonymous)
May. 16th, 2012 08:23 am (UTC)
daily story
I enjoyed your short piece on Monsters (Daily Scifi). Very well done. Thanks.
jakobdrud
May. 16th, 2012 05:29 pm (UTC)
Re: daily story
Thank you, whoever you are :-) I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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