Thursday, December 3, 2009

Random items: Klingon Christmas Carol, rumble update, etc.

Mr. Crane and I are not big Christmas festivity goers, but that's changing this year! We are extremely psyched to be attending a performance of A Klingon Christmas Carol at Mixed Blood Theater, here in Minneapolis next Sunday.

The play is done entirely in tlhIngan Hol (the Klingon Language, dudes!) with English supertitles. This "classic tale of ghosts and redemption was adapted to reflect the Warrior Code of Honor." Are you jealous or what?

Performance blurb:

Scrooge has no honor, nor any courage. Can three ghosts help him to become the true warrior he ought to be in time to save Tiny Tim from a horrible fate? Performed in the Original Klingon with English Supertitles, and narrative analysis from The Vulcan Institute of Cultural Anthropology.

If you're lucky enough to live in the area, tickets are still available. A Klingon Christmas Carol is a co-production of Commedia Beauregard and the IKV RakeHell of the Klingon Assault Group.Written & Translated by Doqtuj vestai-ruStaj, Q'DroS vestai-Kiln, Qe'pa sutai-Qul, 
Qob zantai-Hurric, and qurgh sutai-lungqIj 
(Sasha Walloch, Christopher O. Kidder, Laura Thurston, Bill Hedrick, and Chris Lipscombe. Photos courtesy of Commedia Beauregard.

On the writing front

Well, work continues on my site. Also, I turned in book two revisions to my agent, and I am so excited about it! I think it is so amazing and the best thing I ever wrote. That, of course, will change when the inevitable "This book is the shittiest piece of crap in the world" period begins. Anyway, now I have to think of book 3. I have only the barest idea for it, though certain things are slated to happen.

The other day I went running and I got all these ideas on how to work the plot, and I wrote them down (I've learned to bring pen and paper on runs) but now I can't find the little scrap of paper. Argh!! So, that's what I'm doing after I put up this entry. I hope to find the scrap, and if not, I'll work on simultaneously convincing myself the ideas weren't that good and that they'll surely come to me later.

Kitty Softness Smackdown Rumble! Still time to place your bets!

TIME: Sunday December 6th, in the afternoon
PLACE: Our neighborhood in Minneapolis
MAIN EVENT: Chris from Stumbling Over Chaos and I will walk the six blocks back and forth between our homes petting the cats to decide, once and for all, whether Mayhem (Chris's cat) or Oblio (pictured) is the softest cat EVER. After that, we will go shopping at Uncle Hugo's Science Fiction bookstore, as that is a thing we like to do.

More on the rumble: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 and Oblio's competition. There's still time to place your bets for a chance to win a book!

How to bet
1. Leave a comment here or at Stumbling Over Chaos by 10 am CST, December 6 and choose May (Chris's cat), Oblio, or a draw.
2. Give the name of a mass market paperback you want us to lovingly buy for you (mystery, scifi, fantasy, urban fantasy, or paranormal romance) that's likely available at Uncle Hugo's Science Fiction Bookstore or Uncle Edgar's Mystery Bookstore. (They have pretty much everything current, and a huge used section, so odds are good they'll have what you want. You can poke around their site to check. If there's a title you've been desperately seeking but don't see on their site, list it first and then list a second title, just in case.)
3. Leave your email address if it's not gettable from your profile.


Mayhem said...

Your mom doesn't love you enough to give you kitty food that's good for your coat every day? You have to eat special stuff just for this? Huh. That's kinda sad, Oblio.

Anonymous said...

Mayhem: My mom doesn't have to feed me. I roam the steets taking down large game every night, so usually I'm full by the she gets her lazy butt out of bed. The eggs are just extra.
~ Oblio

Brenda said...

That sounds kind of cool, actually. The Klingon Christmas Carol, I mean.

Kati said...

Wow. The Klingon Christmas Carol sounds...interesting, CJ! I'll be fascinated to read the follow-up post.

That's what I call being a hard core fan!

Mayhem said...

You are such a fibber, Oblio.

Hilcia said...

I'm so jealous you get to see A Klingon Christmas Carol & that I'm not in Minn to see it. You must give us details after you view it. ;P

Congrats on turning on those revisions! Hope you get your site up soon.

Katie Reus said...

Yay! Congrats on finishing your revisions. I know what a relief that is! I'm not sure what to say about the whole Klingon Christmas thing *g* I hope you post about it after the fact :)

Renee said...

OMG, Klingon Christmas Carol-- so awesome! Must send this to my husband! If we lived in the area, we'd so be there.

OK, so I've been putting off voting on the Oblio/Mayhem smack-down. But I will now step up to the plate and take the wimpy way out with voting: Draw.

I'm actually jealous that both of you have soft kitties to pet. I was a cat owner till I married my husband who is EXTREMELY allergic to cats. I had to give my cat to my sister. I love my husband, but there are times I still miss my cat!

Joanna Chambers said...

The scrap of paper must have gone to the same place as your missing hostage-novel whatsit.

I am dying to hear about which kitty won...