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02 July 2008 @ 06:48 pm
a somewhat schizophrenic entry  

slovobooks/Pádraig rang this morning to let us know our friend xnamkrad/Frank Darcy died early today, which was not surprising news, but which was very sad to hear indeed. I’d spoken with his brother on Monday, after texting Frank, and had been told he’d slipped into a deep coma from which he was not expected to awaken, so … yeah. Not surprising, but very sad. We expect we’ll go into Dublin Friday morning for the funeral mass (I think probably it’s fairly traditional for the Irish to attend the removal, as well, but we wouldn’t be able to get back to Longford if we did), though the early trains might make it complicated. We’ll see.

In the schizophrenia promised in the subject line…aside from that, Mrs. Lincoln, it’s really been a rather nice day. We have internets at home now, and I’ve spent the last couple hours trying frantically to catch up on some email and general arrangement of stuff. I’ve made a small dent, at least. We went to see “Hancock”, which turned out a whole lot darker than we expected, but in the end we liked it pretty well. I mean, c’mon, it’s Will Smith. What’s not to like? (really, if you don’t like Will Smith, you don’t have to answer that…)

I haven’t managed to reach 50K on the book yet. I’d decided I was taking today off, but then we heard about Frank, and I couldn’t afford to not write today if we’re going to Dublin on Friday, so I scraped through the last of chapter 14 and know where to start 15, but I didn’t quite make 50K on the book. OTOH, I have broken 250K for the year. Holy moly.

Wonder if I can show off the cover for issue #1 yet.

ytd wordcount: 250,600
miles to Isengard: 64.6

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: depresseddepressed
Pamelajeditigger on July 2nd, 2008 07:02 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry about Frank. I glanced through his journals and saw a sense of humor and humanity I could assuredly appreciate.

Congratulations on the 250K mark. Amazing achievement.
madkestrelmadkestrel on July 2nd, 2008 07:38 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry about your loss, dear.
hawkwing_lb on July 2nd, 2008 08:32 pm (UTC)
My condolences on the loss of your friend.
The Bellinghmanbellinghman on July 2nd, 2008 11:04 pm (UTC)
Pádraig must have rung up one heck of a phone bill. I was on a landline call to a colleague when my mobile rang.

Damn - I hadn't realised he was barely a year older than me. And after David Stewart, who wasn't older than me at all, I'm feeling mortal as well as bereft.

We'll raise a glass of wine come Friday morning.

As for Hancock, that's waiting for us when we get back from furrin parts next Tuesday. But we saw Wanted last night, which was violent (18 cert), but cartoon violent and therefore not as bad.
Agent Ninety-Nine: troi wordsdtroi on July 3rd, 2008 03:48 am (UTC)
I'm sorry for the loss of your friend.
mevennenmevennen on July 3rd, 2008 09:09 am (UTC)
I was really sorry to hear about Frank. Can't make it to the funeral but I will be raising a glass to him next Beltane - he's started a tradition now!

Please give my condolences to his family.