: Hi all!
: Hi. I’ve got a monthly report due on Saturday, All The Editing continues unabated, and also… well, let me quote from what I wrote ElseNet a couple of days ago:
Today, in “Weirdly Difficult E-mails I Wrote as a Soprano Section Leader:”
“So, I’m aware that this is likely to get me nominated for Understatement of the Year Award, but: This season is going to be a little different.” (How do you symphony-orchestra in the middle of a pandemic, as part of its musical leadership? It turns out, by more flexibility than you thought you possessed, by seats of pants you didn’t know you had, by skins of teeth you weren’t aware were there, and by really, really hoping that your performing membership also has some pants and some teeth-skins, similarly.)
So yeah, we’re starting virtual rehearsals one week, and I’m trying to publish the music (with extra backing tracks this time) as the Librarian, figure out how I’m going to run the sectionals (because that’s what rehearsals are going to be, and online) as the Section Leader, trying to nail down the best practices as part of the audio editing team, and help work out the forest-not-trees “how does this work at all anyway?” as part of the musical leadership. Somewhere in there I will also need to record my own parts as a performer, but that’s so… far away and small right now.
So in the middle of all of that:
: Yeah, we’re taking a skip this week. Honestly, I think Z might need it just to keep from Dorothy Parkering her Kindle.
: And there’s that, especially re: one plot “””reveal””” in this chapter.
: In truth I checked, and it isn’t as bad as it appears here…still, it’s annoying.
: Yes, I calmed down a little bit too when I read the rest of the chapter. That’s actually why I didn’t want to write a quick slapdashy ARRRRRRRRGH-post.
: Which isn’t to say that the chapter is particularly good, or the book for that matter. I have to admit that while I knew there would be some clunkers, which ones the clunkers are has been surprising to me. I remembered Truce at Bakura and this one more fondly than I’m enjoying them now.
Well, I was a teenage boy, I think I was constitutionally incapable of having taste.
Still. Just goes to show, time and life move on.
And so will we, this week. No chapter, just a bit of blather from us, and then you can go along your way. We’ll be back next week with chapter 17 of Shadows of the Empire, where once again, authors just don’t understand other authors’ ideas of naming, a planet-sized İstanbul (sort of), and Luke really being as young as he is.