Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday Miscellannea

1. LAST DRINK BIRD HEAD is a charity anthology, available for pre-order here

It features EIGHTY amazing writers (Peter Straub, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Brian Evenson, Henry Kaiser, Gene Wolfe, Hal Duncan, Rikki Ducornet, Holly Phillips, Stephen R. Donaldson, K.J. Bishop, Michael Swanwick, Ellen Kushner, Daniel Abraham, Jay Lake, Liz Williams, Tanith Lee, Sarah Monette, Conrad Williams, Marly Youmans, Jeff Ford among others), is edited by the power duo of Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, and contains my story based on an actual Coptic recipe for curing blindness. It's gruesome!

2. Last night's episode of Project Runway demonstrated several things: first, designers are usually not good at storytelling. Seriously, people. Vampires? Alien females looking for men? Ugh. Second, despite a bad story, Ra'mon's dress suited his concept and he didn't deserve to go home. As much as it pains me to admit, Louise (who was one of my early favorites) didn't come through this week. Thirdly, judges should lay off Gordana. The woman can sew, her personality comes across in her workmanship, and... at this point it looks like they're just picking at her for NO REASON. Fourthly, there was one good concept paired with the design that should've won: Epperson's. Loved the deconstructed denim ball gown with a corset/obi belt and a gun hidden in the ruffly underskirts. Looooved it. You go, Epperson!

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